Friday, December 31, 2010
The uniPaaS Jet RAWCross America Tour Rolls through Sacramento
The uniPaaS Jet RAW Mobile is appropriately enough a Dodge Journey. As RAWartists.org makes their RAWcross America journey from Orange County, California to New York City and back they will be stopping in some pretty interesting places.
Last night they stopped in Sacramento, home of Advanced Business Integrators, a uniPaaS ISV that has accomplished a great deal in the last ten years. ABI makes a workforce management software solution that is ideal for venue management of arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing art centers and other types of event-oriented facilities with highly variable staffing requirements. In fact, ABI Mastermind is the world’s premier workforce management solution. More than half of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB teams play in facilities whose workforces are managed by ABI Mastermind on the uniPaaS application platform.
In Sacramento, the uniPaaS Jet RAWMobile drove past the ARCO Arena, home of the Sacramento Kings where ABI Mastermind makes sure all the personnel get what they need and are where they need to be to provide for the security, safety, comfort and entertainment of their audience.
Although Sacramento is not known as a programming hub, you might be surprised by all the programming jobs at software companies in the Greater Sacramento area. And according to the Sacramento Business Journal, Sacramento’s high tech workers earn twice the average salary for the area.
Better yet, software development is a great business for an entrepreneur because you can basically build your product out of thin air (or electrons). Becoming a uniPaaS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) may be the best decision you've ever made. Using uniPaaS application platform technology enables ISVs to develop advanced business applications based upon real Rich Internet Application (RIA) innovation. You will even be in position to take advantage of the coming cloud computing and SaaS revolution.
So how would you go about building your own startup software business in the Sacramento area (or wherever you live?) First of all, you can start by downloading the free uniPaaS Jet development software. This will allow one developer to create as many single user applications as you want and distribute them to an unlimited number of users. I call it the 1:1:infinity formula for business success. One programmer. One User. Infinite repeatability.
Second, you will need to learn to use uniPaaS Jet, so then you should download the free self-paced training materials.
Third, you need to develop ideas. Start by looking at the free uniPaaS Jet RIA demo online to figure out what’s possible. Download the source code for fun. Finally, build an application that you will be proud of. It may simply be a resume or portfolio piece or it may be a commercial application that you plan to sell to that infinite universe of potential users.
The next stop on the RAWcross America tour will be Portland Oregon home of a growing mobile software development community. And then the tour is on to Seattle, Washington. Not exactly Redmond, but Seattle is a big software town nonetheless. See you on the road!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The RAWcross America tour has begun its coast-to-coast trip sponsored by Magic Software Enterprises. As RAWartists.org expands their network of emerging artists nationwide they will be extending them an invitation to enter the uniPaaS Jet Viral Video Competition.
On top of that they will be taking the uniPaaS Jet RAWmobile coast-to-coast emblazoned with the uniPaaS Jet logo and it may even be picking up some more stickers along the way (stay tuned). “RAWartists.org is all about featuring the work of a mostly younger generation of emerging artists,” says Heidi Luerra, founder of RAWartists.org. “We think uniPaaS Jet is an ideal sponsor because of its similar goals of bringing the vision of an accelerated development process to a new generation of software developers. Our artists will be invited to showcase their amazing talents in the uniPaaS Jet viral video competition, thereby focusing the attention of a powerful social media system on both emerging artists and uniPaaS Jet.”
Since the RAW Artists organization promotes a wide variety of art forms, we could be seeing uniPaaS Jet viral videos submitted by painters, sculptors, hairdressers, models, makeup artists, fashion designers, musicians, performance artists, jewelery designers and yes, filmmakers.
I love the “Powered by uniPaaS Jet” banner across the top of the news page on RAWartists.org. This is the concept car that we approved. But as Matthew Klahorst, Marketing Director for RAWartists.org explained, when they went to actually rent the SUV, it turned out to be red. The rental car company laughed at them when they tried to reserve an SUV by color. (Note to Rental Car Company: If you need help modifying your software to allow for a color request field, I know a few uniPaaS programmers who might be able to enhance and extend your applications).
Yesterday those amazing RAW Artists shot a uniPaaS Jet “commercial” in front of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and last night they had a meet and greet in Berkeley. I wonder if they stopped in front of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum or the San Francisco Courts where uniPaaS applications have been running things for years.
The tour lands in Portland to promote emerging artists on January 1st. They got some nice local publicity about that event. Portland isn’t exactly known as a programming center but there have been some signs of an emerging mobile development community in Portland that it would be great to connect uniPaaS Jet to. So just as these startup mobile software development companies in Portland begin to emerge, the RAWcross America tour is coming through town. For a more corporate look and feel, the RAWcross America tour could pose in front of the Rose Quarter, Portland’s famed events center where a uniPaaS application called ABI Mastermind is doing all the workforce management needed.
It may seem like a right-brain, left-brain conflict for a company with an emerging cloud application platform to be sponsoring a tour by a band of wandering artists. But sometimes you just have to roll with it. Travel on RAWcross America. We'll see you at the next stop!