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  • 1. Comment devenir riche avec les logiciels libres les standards ouverts et les microformats (entre autre) Présenté par Sylvain Carle de Praized Média Soirée W3Qc 2009-06-15
  • 2. How to become Rich (fast!) with Free Software Open Standards and microformats (plus a few other tricks) Presented by Sylvain Carle of Praized Media W3Qc Night 2009-06-15
  • 3. Note Presentation “Montréal Style” slides in english for the global network mais j'échange en français avec l'audience you can stop me anytime, quand tu veux, LANG=FR or LANG=EN, whatever!
  • 4. Alternative Title How to ship web software like pirates
  • 5. ARRR!
  • 6. 3 easy steps http:/ /
  • 7. At Praized, we are at phase #2 now!
  • 8. More seriously... 1. How do you go from an idea, 2. To a product... 3. To a business?
  • 9. The only thing certain... Is uncertainty!
  • 10. Go for agility Core product/market direction Technology choices for speed
  • 11. Dev Team intelligence and autonomy Choose your metaphor wisely
  • 12. Technology choices for speed ● Anti Not Invented Here Syndrome (re-use is king) ● Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) for servers ● Hosted at Amazon EC2 + Liquid Web ● Ruby On Rails for platform / API ● MySQL + Sphinx for search ● WordPress and PHP for distributed views ● jQuery + CSS framework (more from Frank later) ● TRAC for subversion + tickets + wiki
  • 13. Sea dogs / dev team ● Colin Surprenant – Lead Engineer ● Marc-André Gagnon – Platform/API developer ● Stéphane Daury – Wordpress + PHP guru ● François Lafortune – Front-end developer ● Many freelancers from Montréal (Station C)++ ● And a secret zombie army (more on that later) ● Interview process is a few weeks... write some code, close some tickets, ask good questions.
  • 14. The secret zombie army Open Source developers from all over the world!
  • 15. No Quarters! ● Architecture is art/science, keep right balance ● Have test to cover at least 80% of the codebase ● Automated deploy, FTW! ● Ship at least once per week, twice sometimes ● Milestones, tickets, priorities, review each week ● Standup meeting every morning ● Almost no meetings. Wiki pages, BRD, frankendoc, white boards, giant post-it
  • 16. Open Standards for uplift ● A few choices : Microformats, OAuth, OpenWeb ● Timing, community, maturity (almost) ● Make sure your stuff is easy/documented ● Open means letting a little bit go ● Open means being in many places (Google Code, ● Open also mean being out there (like tonight) ● Open mean you can start now! http:/ /
  • 17. O yea, have fun, too! Im in ur API looking for cheez near Montréalz
  • 18. Thanks, bug me online! http:/ / + http:/ / http:/ / http:/ / Sandbox for developers @afrognthevalley @sylvaincarle on twitter @afroginthevalley on http:/ / http:/ /