Venturing into Social

E-Commerce Platforms

From a researcher's perspective

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elvissaravia.com

Disclaimer: The following presentation is a very non-technical one

Who I AM - in a nutshell

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Doctoral Researcher, Web Developer, Founder, Designer, Blogger, Open-Source advocate and a proud first-time dad.

@ibelmopan

elvissaravia.com

mOTIVATION and VISION

Without motivation and vision it is impossible to create something with value

State of E-Commerce

As I said, research is important

COMMERCE IS A SOCIAL action

-- by default

Is there room for one more?

kuailist.com

Fact 1 : Everybody is searching for something

Fact 2: Buying and selling should be fun, fast and easy

The Kuai List Platform

Amazon RDS + Cloudfront + S3

Python Worker 

Cloud - PaaS

Increase productivity and shipping of code

(NLP)

 

TIPS

&

EXPERIENCE

There is a Gem for everything!

Gamification, sign up forms, concurrency, messaging &

mailing, media management, threading, payments, ...

Where to store my Data?

1. Secured

2. Easily Accessible

Piece of cake - think again!

3. Convenience

4. Scalable

lISTEN and QUESTION

I seriously mean it!

First Mover advantage

Always make a move with a strategy

Giving back to the Community

1. Building your own libraries and making them public.

2. Participate on StackOverflow 

3. Share, Document and Collaborate your findings.

Learn by teaching

What's next?

1. Analytics

2. Scaling?

5. Machine Learning to improve categorization & recommendation

4. Improve content delivery and discovery (AI)

6. Crowdsourcing solutions

Once you've started, the possibilities are endless

CONCLUSION

The best part

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@ibelmopan

elvissaravia.com

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