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LOPSA-NJ Meeting April 3, 2014 – The Lean Startup

Topic:  The Lean Startup
Speaker: Prentice Bisbal
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 7:00pm (social), 7:30pm (discussion)

Pizza and Soda being brought to you by: INetU

If you are planning on coming please RSVP ( so we have a  good count for the pizza and drinks.

Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, 08648-4132
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The Lean Startup is a business philosophy developed by Eric Ries and documented in his best-selling book “The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses”. This philosophy is geared mainly towards tech companies, especially online services, but it’s principles can be applied to just about any business. While this may sound like something that is only relevant to business strategists, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Much of the success of the Lean Startup methodology is dependent on having the proper computing infrastructure to enable it, and it’s often system administrators and developers who are the often the ones executing the Lean Startup.

Prentice Bisbal began studying the Lean Startup when he accepted the role of IT Manager for the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, recently-formed supercomputing center at Rutgers University. As a new organization, Prentice felt the principles of the Lean Startup could be applied to this new organization, he has been studying the Lean Startup for the past year and is taking the first steps towards implementing it now.


“LOPSA-NJ is an organization for system administrators in New Jersey formed to facilitate information exchange pertaining to the field of system administration. LOPSA-NJ is not affiliated with a particular hardware or software vendor or company. Everyone is invited!”