Last year we arranged only one meetup. It was in Orlando. However, we’ve received a lot of feedback from X-Cart users who would love to come but didn’t have an opportunity to travel so far. With that in mind, we’ve decided to make two meetups this year and have chosen two completely different locations for them — sunny Tampa, best known as “Cigar City”, on the east coast of the US. And incredible Los Angeles, aka Hollywood, on the opposite coast, in California. The first meetup will take place on June, 1. The second one — on June, 13. We are excited to invite you to both.
Save your free seat for X-Cart Meetup
A well-thought-out agenda
Needless to say, a meeting without a well-thought-out agenda is like a road trip without a map. As getting lost is not what our dreams are about, we have crafted a minute-by-minute plan that will help you to schedule your day far in advance and prepare for the meeting. The “whole show” will start with the official part (our partners are already getting their presentations prepared!) and wrap up with a beer session. See, what we’ve got for you this time:
- 1:00 pm — start of the meetup, networking
- 1:30 pm — greeting by Pitney Bowes, sponsor of the event
- 1:45 pm — greeting by Total Server Solutions, sponsor of the event
- 2:00 pm — greeting by Rand Marketing, sponsor of the event
- 2:15 pm — Maxim Vydrin, CEO at X-Cart, will lift the veil on X-Cart future (+Q&A)
- 3:00 pm — a short 15 min break
- 3:15 pm — Robert Rand will be there to share a few cool insights about digital marketing (+Q&A)
- 3:45 pm — Alex Dyachkov, Head of X-Cart Hosting & Support, will show you a few tips on speeding your store (+Q&A)
- 4:15 pm – 9:00 pm – networking, beer & having fun
P.S. Guys from Pitney Bowes have secured a “Door Prize” for Tampa and Los Angeles events. Be prepared!
In life, change is inevitable. In business, change is vital. We also try to rotate our team members traveling to the US, thus improving the efficiency of the meetups and increasing your chances to meet the exact person you are working with.
This time we’ve got two new faces — Olga Gorbunova and Albina Valiullova. A quick research showed that these project managers have got lots of clients in 34 states of America, including Arizona, Texas, New York and Florida. Before becoming a PM, Olya tried her hand at support and design integration depts, which made it easier for her to understand people. Being a PM since the very first day with X-Cart, Albina has become an expert in building online stores from the ground up, which helped her complete a considerable number of complex projects. Both have been working at X-Cart for almost 10 years and some of you are likely to know them already!
Those who came to our meetup in London were lucky to meet our pink-haired fairy Tanya Kaznacheeva. However, she has never been to the US, it’s her first time and she’s eager to meet you there. Tanya is not afraid of new challenges and can easily take up creatively-different projects, be it enterprise or outstaffing — she’s a real guru in both.
Besides being a Project Manager at X-Cart with 5 experienced developers in her team, Olesya Vinogradova is a voracious reader, a long-time meetup-goer, never passing up an opportunity to learn something new. She has got several successful enterprise projects under her belt and she will be at both meetups to meet her US clients in person.
Max Vydrin, our CEO, as well as the most powerful source of inspiration and stimulus to progress here at X-Cart. As usual, he will be in Tampa and LA, equipped with a freshly prepared presentation about X-Cart destiny. You will be the first to know his plans and suggest your own ideas. That easy.
Alexander Dyachkov, the head of Support & Hosting teams. X-Cart hosting has changed greatly in the last year — it has become twice as fast and even more secure. Show him your store and he’ll show you what can be improved.
Our friend Mike White, aka totaltec and a true X-Cart Guru, will be at both meetups to help developers understand X-Cart and its code, or just give them his “tech” hand. He is also an active participant of X-Cart Community Forums and has crafted lots of video tutorials for X-Cart users.
Two Beautiful Places on the Opposite Shores of the US
Meetup in Tampa (FL). June 1, 2017, Thursday
The first meetup will take place at Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore — a beautiful 3-star hotel located within 6 mins walk from Cypress Point Park on the shore of Old Tampa Bay. After the meetup, if you decide to stay there in the hotel, you’ll be able to relax in a heated outdoor pool, work out in complimentary 24-hour “Stay Fit” fitness center with cardio equipment, have a cup of coffee in their bar or just enjoy free Wi-Fi and chat with your friends.
Exact location: 4811 West Main Street, Tampa, FL 33607, USA
Meetup in Los Angeles (CA). June 13, 2017, Tuesday
The second meetup will be in Hilton Garden Inn Arcadia, located in just minutes from Pasadena and the Rose Bowl, with free WiFi and a restaurant. Right after the meetup you can book a room there and work out in the complimentary fitness center, relax in the whirlpool, or take a plunge in the outdoor pool.
Exact location: 199 North Second Avenue, Arcadia, California, 91006, USA
Those guys who make both meetups possible
As a rule, the sponsors we invite to our events offer great solutions and share valuable tips with X-Cart users. This time we are lucky to have three of them. And if we partnered with Rand Marketing only last autumn, guys from Pitney Bowes have already had a chance to party with us at our New York meetup in 2015. But there’s more. Our friends from Total Server Solutions have been our sponsors twice at Beer meeting in Chicago in 2014 and at Meetup in Orlando in 2016. Now they are going to support us for the third time. Looks like the love X-Cart 😉 Have a look who is going to represent our sponsors:
Adam Landers, Senior Channel Manager at Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), a global technology company powering billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce.
The Partnership between X-Cart and Pitney Bowes brings you competitive USPS pricing via the X-Cart 5 interface. Print shipping labels with ease and track USPS shipments from origin to delivery with Pitney Bowes and X-Cart. Visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.
Robert Rand, Chief technology Officer at Rand Marketing Group, an in-house digital agency based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, providing design, development, and digital marketing services to E-commerce merchants. They’re Google Premier Partners, an Inc5000 company, and have an A+ with the BBB. Whether you’re looking to improve the aesthetics of your site or want help driving more quality traffic, we’re here to help you grow your business to the next level.
Some of their most popular services include Pay Per Click Marketing (including Google Shopping), Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Logo & Graphic Design, E-mail Marketing, Digital Press Release Submissions, Local Directory & Map Optimization.
They’re proud of our track record of success and look forward to learning more about your business, and discussing how we can help you to meet your goals and needs.
Emerson Nogueira (COO), Jason Brozena (Director of Business Development) and Jonathan Fernandez (Solutions Architect) at Total Server Solutions, a managed services and high performance infrastructure provider based in Atlanta, GA.
The team at TSS builds full stack solutions and offers enterprise levels of service to keep your business up to speed all day, every day. Total Server Solutions utilizes a global footprint of datacenters to get your brand and products in front of your audience quickly, efficiently, and reliably. By providing truly industry leading levels of managed services and backed by a robust infrastructure Total Server Solutions can help your brand gain a competitive advantage in an ever changing landscape.
You should be there if…
- You already use X-Cart software and have many (or at least any) questions or suggestions you would love to discuss personally with X-Cart top decision makers. Yes, your ideas can affect the future of X-Cart, I’m not kidding.
- You plan to take your brick and mortar business online or nurture a huge eCommerce project. Come to the meetup to get invaluable advice from experts and make a huge step forward. We will be there to give you a hand.
- You are eager to gain experience. At the meetup, you’ll be able to meet other retailers, exchange experience with them, and learn practical hints.
- You want to be aware of X-Cart hot news. Those who are eager to be the first to know X-Cart destiny should never waste time thinking. Just register now.
Finally, it’s not only about business. There is always time to relax and drink some coffee, or beer if you don’t mind. So we’ll be glad to see you come, show us your online store or project, ask questions and have fun with other X-Carters.
Is it free? Yeah. Our meetups are absolutely free to attend and open to the public.
Grab your free seat now
What about Chicago?Not sure if Tampa and Los Angeles are good locations for you? That’s OK. Here is another option — let’s meet at IRCE in Chicago on June 6-9, 2017.
Tip: We’ve got a personal $200 discount for our customers. Just let us know if you need it.
We can also arrange a personal meeting — only you and X-Cart 😉. Illinois, California, and Florida — choose what’s right for you and book it.