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  • Write down the idea in a notebook, this can cause the ideas to flow, and you can write down all the little features you’d want the product to have.\n\nBuy the domain name - Nothing says I want to do this like buying something. We’re really attached to money so spending some might motivate you to do something\n\nStart Building - Just start building the thing. Get a prototype working, get the basics out of the way. It doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect, just start building it\n
  • Write down the idea in a notebook, this can cause the ideas to flow, and you can write down all the little features you’d want the product to have.\n\nBuy the domain name - Nothing says I want to do this like buying something. We’re really attached to money so spending some might motivate you to do something\n\nStart Building - Just start building the thing. Get a prototype working, get the basics out of the way. It doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect, just start building it\n
  • Write down the idea in a notebook, this can cause the ideas to flow, and you can write down all the little features you’d want the product to have.\n\nBuy the domain name - Nothing says I want to do this like buying something. We’re really attached to money so spending some might motivate you to do something\n\nStart Building - Just start building the thing. Get a prototype working, get the basics out of the way. It doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect, just start building it\n
  • Write down the idea in a notebook, this can cause the ideas to flow, and you can write down all the little features you’d want the product to have.\n\nBuy the domain name - Nothing says I want to do this like buying something. We’re really attached to money so spending some might motivate you to do something\n\nStart Building - Just start building the thing. Get a prototype working, get the basics out of the way. It doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect, just start building it\n
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  • This is pretty straight forward. We all have our strengths & weaknesses. If you’re a developer who stinks at design, partner with a designer. If you’re a designer who couldn’t even write “Hello World” partner with a developer.\n
  • This is pretty straight forward. We all have our strengths & weaknesses. If you’re a developer who stinks at design, partner with a designer. If you’re a designer who couldn’t even write “Hello World” partner with a developer.\n
  • This is pretty straight forward. We all have our strengths & weaknesses. If you’re a developer who stinks at design, partner with a designer. If you’re a designer who couldn’t even write “Hello World” partner with a developer.\n
  • This is pretty straight forward. We all have our strengths & weaknesses. If you’re a developer who stinks at design, partner with a designer. If you’re a designer who couldn’t even write “Hello World” partner with a developer.\n
  • 2-3 hours a night for 2-3 days a week, anything more than this will cause burn out, especially if you have a day job\n\nAvoid Weekends - Again avoid burn out. If you had to give up a day or 2 in the week because of something, you can work a weekend day to make up for it, but stick to the time box, no more than 2-3 hours\n\nKeep a social life - go out a little, have dinner with friends, go to a movie, the point is to not get burned out and love what you’re doing. If you feel the project is taking away from something you’ll stop working on it\n
  • 2-3 hours a night for 2-3 days a week, anything more than this will cause burn out, especially if you have a day job\n\nAvoid Weekends - Again avoid burn out. If you had to give up a day or 2 in the week because of something, you can work a weekend day to make up for it, but stick to the time box, no more than 2-3 hours\n\nKeep a social life - go out a little, have dinner with friends, go to a movie, the point is to not get burned out and love what you’re doing. If you feel the project is taking away from something you’ll stop working on it\n
  • 2-3 hours a night for 2-3 days a week, anything more than this will cause burn out, especially if you have a day job\n\nAvoid Weekends - Again avoid burn out. If you had to give up a day or 2 in the week because of something, you can work a weekend day to make up for it, but stick to the time box, no more than 2-3 hours\n\nKeep a social life - go out a little, have dinner with friends, go to a movie, the point is to not get burned out and love what you’re doing. If you feel the project is taking away from something you’ll stop working on it\n
  • 2-3 hours a night for 2-3 days a week, anything more than this will cause burn out, especially if you have a day job\n\nAvoid Weekends - Again avoid burn out. If you had to give up a day or 2 in the week because of something, you can work a weekend day to make up for it, but stick to the time box, no more than 2-3 hours\n\nKeep a social life - go out a little, have dinner with friends, go to a movie, the point is to not get burned out and love what you’re doing. If you feel the project is taking away from something you’ll stop working on it\n
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  • 1. Have an idea?Ship It!
  • 2. Houston Open Development User Group http://www.houopendev.net
  • 3. How many times have you said:
  • 4. “I have this really cool idea for...”
  • 5. “It’d be so cool if someone did...”
  • 6. The Answer?
  • 7. Ship It!Image Take From http://shipitsquirrel.github.com/
  • 8. When?
  • 9. “Soon is not as good as now.” “Poke the Box” by Seth Godin
  • 10. Need Permission?
  • 11. You have it!
  • 12. Meet the Resistance
  • 13. That’s a bad idea No one needs that With all that spare time you have? You don’t know how to do that You’d need helpYou can’t do that Someone already solved that problem No one will use that That’ll never work
  • 14. Don’t Listen, Ignore
  • 15. “Real artists ship” “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable” - Seth Godin
  • 16. How?
  • 17. FormalizePhoto From: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanfortes/4578065732/ “Bow ties are cool.” - The Doctor
  • 18. Formalize
  • 19. Formalize• Write it Down
  • 20. Formalize• Write it Down• Buy Domain Name
  • 21. Formalize• Write it Down• Buy Domain Name• Start Building
  • 22. Minimal Viable Product
  • 23. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features
  • 24. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features• Core Functionality Only
  • 25. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features• Core Functionality Only• Ask “Is it really needed?”
  • 26. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features• Core Functionality Only• Ask “Is it really needed?”• Don’t Over Think
  • 27. Get a Partner
  • 28. Get a Partner
  • 29. Get a Partner• Developer? Get a Designer
  • 30. Get a Partner• Developer? Get a Designer• Designer? Get a Developer
  • 31. Get a Partner• Developer? Get a Designer• Designer? Get a Developer• If you’re neither, get one of each
  • 32. Time Box Yes, its TARDIS, what other “time box” is there?
  • 33. Time Box
  • 34. Time Box• 2-3 Hours a Night, 2-3 Days a Week
  • 35. Time Box• 2-3 Hours a Night, 2-3 Days a Week• Avoid Weekends
  • 36. Time Box• 2-3 Hours a Night, 2-3 Days a Week• Avoid Weekends• Maintain a Social Life
  • 37. Finally...
  • 38. Launch It Image Taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons/4858568740/
  • 39. “You can’t build on top of ‘We’ll decide later,’ but can build on top of ‘Done.’”
  • 40. Does It Really Work?
  • 41. YES
  • 42. Want Proof?
  • 43. Just for Bands - LiveShow
  • 44. TheNoows.com
  • 45. Inspiration
  • 46. “Getting Real” by 37signals
  • 47. “Getting Real” “Poke the Box” by 37signals by Seth Godin
  • 48. “Getting Real” “Poke the Box” “Rework” by 37signals by Seth Godin by 37signals
  • 49. “Linchpin: Are You“Getting Real” “Poke the Box” “Rework” Indispensable” by 37signals by Seth Godin by 37signals by Seth Godin
  • 50. “Linchpin: Are You“Getting Real” “Poke the Box” “Rework” “Do the Work” Indispensable” by 37signals by Seth Godin by 37signals by Steven Pressfield by Seth Godin
  • 51. Apps That Can Help
  • 52. Apps That Can Help• GitHub - Source Control Storage• Basecamp - Project Management• IM & Skype - Communication
  • 53. Discussion
  • 54. After the Session• Name: Michael Koby• Blog: http://www.mkoby.com• Twitter: @mkoby• Speaker Rate:• Slide Share