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Mobile Apps: How Market Validation is the Key to Success


Join the Oak City Labs team for this complimentary workshop as we explore the ins and outs of validating your mobile app idea in the marketplace. You'll have full access to the entire Oak City Labs team for this engaging and interactive presentation, as well as Q&A and networking following the workshop.

Workshop Schedule:

Registration & Continental Breakfast - 8:30 - 9:00 am

Workshop - 9:00 - 10:30 am

Q&A and Optional Networking - 10:30 - 11:00 am


Carol Vercellino - CEO of Oak City Labs

Before co-founding Oak City Labs, Carol was the Director of Engineering at StepLeader Digital, a mobile application platform for local media stations and colleges across the country. Prior to StepLeader, she managed software and systems engineering at Teradata and iContact leading the adoption of agile practices and continuous delivery. Carol started her career as a Systems Engineer and enjoys working with Linux infrastructures deployed to AWS or Google Cloud. She holds an MBA in Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization from NC State and a BS in Business Administration from University of South Carolina - Upstate.

Jay Lyerly - CTO of Oak City Labs

Back in the day, Jay earned a MS in Physics from NCSU doing research in computational astrophysics and building Linux clusters. Now, Jay is the Apple guy. He started developing for the Mac in 2003 and added iOS a few years ago. Jay loves taking complex technology and packaging it a way that makes it easy for everyone to use. He spent ten years in the high performance computing industry making super computers more accessible. Now he's bringing those skills to Oak City Labs, integrating mobile and desktop apps with web services.


What are the parking options for this event?

Free parking is available directly behind the Halle Cultural Arts Center off Templeton Street and Temple Street in the large paved and gravel lots. There are even spaces to charge your electric car!

Will you have gluten-free options for the continental breakfast?



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