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  • 1. Tools for Bootstrapping
  • 2. Learn to Code• HTML/CSS/Javascript • Codecademy (codecademy.com) • Treehouse (teamtreehouse.com) • Youtube/Google• Python • LPTHW (google it) • Udacity (udacity.com)• Ruby (Rails) • Rails for Zombies (codeschool.com then search) • Rails tutorial (ruby.railstutorial.org)
  • 3. Use Your New Skills• Code Hosting/Collaboration • Github (github.com) • Bitbucket (bitbucket.org)• Cloud Hosting • Rackspace Cloud • Gondor • Heroku
  • 4. MWTMinimum Working Thing™
  • 5. Read (a little)• Books • Blogs/News • Startup Owner’s Manual • avc.com • Business Model Generation • Paul Graham’s Essays • The Lean Startup • Steve Blank’s Blog • The Thank You Economy • TechCrunch/The Next Web/Pando Daily/Venture Beat (kinda) • Blue Ocean Strategy • Hacker News • The Referral Engine • Smashing Magazine • The Accidental Billionaires • 37 Signals Blog • Steve Jobs • bhorowitz.com • Founders at Work • Venture Hacks (archives too)
  • 6. Get Out of the Building!
  • 7. Plan (a little); Build (a lot) • Mockups • Balsamiq • Notebook/Whiteboard • Draw Stuff • Gimp • Aviary • Pixelmator • Inexpensive Design (to start!) • 99 Designs • Fancy Typography • Typekit
  • 8. Keep Up• Files • Dropbox • Google Docs/Drive (remembers edits)• Finances • Excel/Google Spreadsheet (to start)• Projects • Trello • Asana • Github Issues • Basecamp
  • 9. Social/Customer Stuff• Social Media • Osfoora • Hootsuite • Friendsignia! ;)• Email • Toutapp and Yesware for tracking • Smartr and Rainmaker for stalking • Mailchimp for Newsletters, etc.• Engage • Hacker News and Quora for intelligent discussion • IRC is useful for some startups • AngelList
  • 10. Extras• Watch • Foundations (Kevin Rose) • Startup.com • Objectified • Pirates of Silicon Valley/The Social Network • TWIST, Mixergy, Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders, Startup Success• Go • Local Usergroups (#memtech) • This Meetup! • Tech Cocktails/Tech Lunch/Tech Coffee• Follow • @cliffmckinney • @workforpie • @FAKEGRIMLOCK