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  • 1. How to sell Django Thursday, September 9, 2010
  • 2. Who are you? Thursday, September 9, 2010 Frank Wiles Peter Baumgartner James Tauber Steve Holden
  • 3. What tools are available to sell Django? Thursday, September 9, 2010 My response: whydjango.com and other forthcoming advocacy sites
  • 4. How do you get customers to stop throwing good money after bad efforts? Thursday, September 9, 2010 My response: Open source means you don’t have to fill out budget requests.
  • 5. Since they can be in short supply, how do you hire or explain how you will get more Django developers? Thursday, September 9, 2010 My response: Headhunters, mailing list, linkedin, training. You don’t have to look for Django developers. Django devs are Python devs. And Python devs are just smart people.
  • 6. How do you fight FUD spread by people who stand to lose from Django implementations? Thursday, September 9, 2010 My response: Be nice, don’t argue, show the numbers, transparency.
  • 7. How do you sell Django to investors? Thursday, September 9, 2010 My response: Productivity, more than the sum of the parts.
  • 8. A quick success story Thursday, September 9, 2010 My response: 2 months and 4 developers compared to 7 months, 30 developers, and 300 million dollars. Had to get past IT department, Enterprise Architecture council. Used loopholes and their own vocabulary. Can’t bring in new tools but say you “extend this tool that is part of Linux”.

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