Highspot helps marketing and sales teams put their content to work and win deals. Specifically, the Highspot sales enablement platform connects sales teams to the most relevant content for each situation, provides flexible ways to present content to customers, and delivers real-time visibility into whether customers find the content engaging. Advanced analytics provides actionable insights so pitches and content can be optimized. Highspot integrates with Dynamics, Power BI, plus OneDrive & Sharepoint.
- The half-day workshop reviewed current pain points among attendees and went through the limits of traditional content repositories.
- Microsoft welcomed event guests by discussing the Reactor and giving a Power BI demo. Event guests included Sales and Marketing leaders across the Bay Area. The event involved use of the Surface Hub, which everyone loved!
- A Highspot customer had the chance to talk about lessons learned in driving changes in Sales Enablement. Afterwards, Oliver Sharp, Highspot’s head of customer success kicked off an exercise of content mapping. This part was very hands-on, with guests mapping their own content on paper. Full agenda from the event can be found below:
9:00 a.m. – Registration & Networking
9:30 a.m. – Open Discussion—Identifying Pain Points. We’ll discuss current content management pain points and various types of solutions.
10:30 a.m. – Brief Content Demo
11:00 a.m. – Case Study—Hear from InsideView on their content organization and audit process, as well as pitfalls and benefits uncovered along the way.
12:00 p.m. – Working Lunch Group Exercise—Map an Ideal Company. We’ll whiteboard together and then conduct a demo of how to build out this organization in Highspot in fifteen minutes or less; we’ll also share targeting and analytics information in this block.
1:00 p.m. – End of Session
PyBay is a brand new conference focusing on Python Development. PyBay ran a conference Saturday and Sunday August 20-21 and before the conference the Reactor co-hosted two workshops/tutorials with some of the more popular speakers.
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7/27/16 – 2:30p-7:30p
Mobile Moments SF is an event organized by mobile marketing company and Microsoft partner Swrve. Swrve helps brands drive mobile engagement, revenue and ROI. Swrve works closely with Microsoft, including the Developer Evangelism and Windows teams.
At the event, experts in the field shared how they have achieved mobile success, how they’ve navigated the challenges of the mobile ecosystem, and how they drove mobile engagement and revenue for their company. Speakers were from many companies, including Uber, Twitter, Amazon, Oracle, etc.
- The speakers at the event were all pretty senior, including the Head of International Growth for Uber, Lead Brand Strategist at Twitter, SVP of Marketing and Research and App Annie, etc. It was great to have these types of influencers in our space.
- Of the 200+ people in attendance, only a handful had been in the space before. It was great to host a new group of people with different backgrounds than what we have become accustomed to seeing.
- This event was very different form the majority of events we host in the Reactor. Specifically, it was not a technical event, instead it was more focused on marketing and brand strategy.
Ten finalist teams of middle school and high school girls from around the world flew in for the Technovation World Pitch Summit 2016 on 7/13 at Intuit in Mountain View. Each team has built their own non-profit mobile app and will compete at the world championship. They utilized the Reactor to practice their pitches the day prior to the main event, and received Pitch advice from Technovation mentors.
- The Reactor hosted girls from all over the world, including Kenya, Cameroon, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Canada, India, and the US!
- The event organizers loved the space and were very thankful to host it with us. They were able to utilize both the event space and the Great Room for interviewing and filming.
- There was one team of native French speakers who gave their pitch in English but were able to receive pitch feedback via a translator for better comprehension.
- Amazing to see passionate, young female entrepreneurs, with very polished pitches! They were effectively mini evangelists for their apps.
- Big thanks to our evangelists Lauren and Christine for helping throughout the event. The event organizers were very excited to have them at the event.
Fireside Chat with Adeo Ressi: 9X Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
On Thursday July 7, we hosted 80 Entrepreneurs/Startup Founders/Developers for a two-hour fireside chat with Adeo Ressi of the world-famous accelerator and startup launch program Founder Institute. The Founder Institute helps create 2000 new companies a year… 2000!
- Adeo is a highly influential person in Silicon Valley and he spoke frankly about his success and provided insight into how to create better companies.
- The group had a such a good time, we had to kick everyone out at 9:30pm! People would not leave and they kept saying how awesome the space is.
React is the “Future” according to the 18 students who dedicated 2 full days of hands on workshops all about using React.
At the event:
- The developers were all highly technical.
o The organizer brought home made edamame salad + plus some beers for a little happy hour after the second day for some comfortable networking. This allowed for some comfortable opportunities to listen to people’s projects/startups.
- The Photo Above shows just the group of people who stayed in the office until 7pm on a Sunday just to talk tech!
- React and Reactor can be combined to a pretty awesome hashtag -> #reactorreact
- Check out more photos by visiting the ReactRealWorld Twitter
- The Organizer Ben, shared an interesting co-working arrangement he made with Wix.com after building a plugin that could be interesting to Microsoft App developers.
Unity’s Roadshow is a Global event where an evangelist teaches game developers about the latest features of the engines, in an all-day workshop. These events are paired with Unity Certification Examinations.
The event ran from 9am to 4pm. Unity’s Mike Gieg presented content on Unity’s new multiplayer integration for the Unity engine. He walked through the process of taking their Tanks game from the Unity Assets Store and adding multiplayer functionality. Our Microsoft Evangelist Kat Harris was there to help answer questions attendees had during integration.
Developers with a wide range of experience attended, most were already familiar with Unity development. There were 33 attendees total, including a handful who took the Unity Certification Exam. Congrats to those who passed!
Partner Director of Program Management Corey Sanders and Principal PM Madhan Arumugam Ramakrishnan from the Azure Compute team came to the Reactor in San Francisco in May. We hosted them for a Lunch and Learn at the Reactor, one in a three-part series of Lunch and Learns held in our space.
At the event, attendees learned about how Azure Compute helps startups. The lunch and learn featured demos and Q&A with Corey & Madan. Approximately 30 German Entrepreneurs attended the lunch in addition to 10 startups, giving a range of technical experience across attendees.
This event was organized as a follow up to the first Chef event hosted at the Reactor. This event was a day time workshop that ran for 10am to 2pm.
The talk was presented by Jeffrey Snover (Technical Fellow and Chief Architect for Windows Server and System Center Datacenter at Microsoft) and Steven Murawski (Software Development Engineer at Chef and Microsoft MVP) and focused on learning how to enable your existing Windows Server infrastructure to move at a cloud pace.
Jeffrey and Steven introduced Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Chef and show how these tools work together to bring structure to the configuration of Windows Server. Several hands-on exercises were available to the attendees to follow along with using a prebuilt environment in Azure.
It was great to have very well-known speakers in the IT community coming together to present at this event. As a bonus many of the attendees the opportunity to interact directly with the speakers during breaks and after the event.
This ~100 person hackathon had two areas of focus:
- Understanding the issues around collecting and using data as part of anti-trafficking efforts.
- Bridge and facilitate the conversation between non-profits working on human trafficking and those in the tech sector looking to do more social good.
The hackathon aimed to catalyze conversations and catapult sustainable projects or ideas that may surface from the event to a broader non-profit audience.
By the numbers:
- 70+ Hackers
- 28 hours spent hacking
- 13 projects developed
- 1 live band