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Spice Up Your Next Proposal with Software!

You’re staring down a new Request for Proposal and you know the goals can be achieved quicker, cheaper, and more effectively with the help of a software solution. You want to include your killer app in the proposal but you’re a development expert not a hacker. Where to start?

Is there an off the shelf package or service you can use? Do you need a consultant to build something custom? What do all these buzzwords you keep hearing mean: SaaS and Cloud-based, Open Source and Open Standard, M-Everything? Regardless, the RFP deadline is getting closer and you need a plan and a budget.
Thoughtworks Software Development
Before you’re sweating deadlines and swearing at Google results, prepare yourself with a bit of software knowledge. Come to the next Technology Salon to discuss options, approaches, and solutions to scoping and costing software budgets for RFP responses and grant proposals with these experts:

  • Jeff Wishnie, Director of Social Impact at ThoughtWorks, a global software consultancy, will provide a survey of interesting trends in software-for-development.
  • Meredith Puleio, Program Officer at Georgetown’s Institute for Reproductive Health will describe her recent experiences launching a software-driven family planning pilot in India.

Please join them and your Technology Salon peers to share insights on how to incorporate software into future proposals at our next meeting:

Spice Up Your Next Proposal with Software!
May Technology Salon
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
UN Foundation Conference Room
1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036 (map)

We’ll have hot coffee and Krispe Kreme donuts for a morning rush, but seating is limited and the UN Foundation is in a secure building.

So RSVP ASAP to be confirmed for attendance or you are on the waitlist.

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