March 2nd Meeting Information

Exciting times for CRineta! After many years at Kirkwood, we are relocating our meetings to downtown Cedar Rapids. Geonetric has graciously offered to host our meetings at their new building at 415 12th Avenue Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. You can find more information and parking details here.

Our topic for March will take a turn to the business of software. Tim Barcz will share and encourage developers to think outside the technical, being sure they consider the business side of what they do.

We hope you can join us! If you plan on attending our meeting on March 2nd, please RSVP.

Topic: The Business of Software

“IT by itself provides no value”. That’s a pretty bold statement and yet that’s where the winds of business are blowing. As a developer or IT professional you spend time understanding new languages and frameworks, but to deepen and broaden your impact, I recommend taking strides in understanding the business.

In this session we’ll focus on the business of software, from financial concepts, metrics, and the future of IT and enterprise architecture in the corporation. We’ll touch on why your CEO and VP may understand the role of technology more comprehensively than they’re given credit for.

As IT likely touches nearly all aspects of your company, going forward IT professionals will need to know more about business and the role IT plays in the broader organization. This session aims to better equip you to talk business with your company leaders or boss and to make yourself or your team more effective.

Tim Barcz:

Tim Barcz is a seasoned IT Leader having worked as a technologist for nearly 13 years. Guided by a sense of curiosity, a taste for experimentation, and a drive for execution, Tim enjoys the strategic space in the overlap of IT and Business.

“I’ve always found the tech piece, for me, has come easily,” he said. “But tech by itself doesn’t do anything – it’s always applied somewhere.”

In his time as a developer he has been recognized as a Microsoft ASPInsider and a Microsoft C# MVP Awardee for contributions to the community. He is an advocate for well-architected systems that grow along with the businesses they serve. For several years he was the director of Marketing for a large ecommerce company before finding him in his current position as Vice President of Application Development for Motorsport Aftermarket Group, a family of top motorcycle related brands and retailers.

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2 Responses to March 2nd Meeting Information

  1. Mike Donahue says:

    I don’t see the meeting times listed on the invites.

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