From Designer to Django'er in Six Weeks: A Story from Solo Founder

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From Designer to Django'er in Six Weeks: A Story from Solo Founder

  1. 1. From Designer to Djangoer in Six Weeks: A Story from a Solo FounderTuesday, September 6, 2011
  2. 2. Tuesday, September 6, 2011
  3. 3. A couple questionsTuesday, September 6, 2011
  4. 4. Hi, I’m Tracy @limedaring Founder of WeddingLovely.comTuesday, September 6, 2011
  5. 5. “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.”- Roy AshTuesday, September 6, 2011
  6. 6. Quick Overview: - Quit my job as a designer. - Failed to find the right technical co-founder. - Learned some Python using online tutorials. - Used Django to build and launch my own app.Tuesday, September 6, 2011
  7. 7. 1 Start out on the right footTuesday, September 6, 2011
  8. 8. What is success?Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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  11. 11. Take a step back.Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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  13. 13. Be focused and optimistic before you startTuesday, September 6, 2011
  14. 14. Have the right success in mindTuesday, September 6, 2011
  15. 15. My storyTuesday, September 6, 2011
  16. 16. I know HTML — that means I can program! ha ha ha ha haTuesday, September 6, 2011
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  19. 19. Bored now.Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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  21. 21. Why weddings? Work on something you love.Tuesday, September 6, 2011
  22. 22. Cofounders are awesome, but no cofounder is better than the wrong cofounder.Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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  24. 24. Things didn’t go well.Tuesday, September 6, 2011
  25. 25. Get a real job or do it myself?Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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  30. 30. 2 Launch as fast as possibleTuesday, September 6, 2011
  31. 31. What can you take out?Tuesday, September 6, 2011
  32. 32. You can add more features laterTuesday, September 6, 2011
  33. 33. Work on the hard stu firstTuesday, September 6, 2011
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  35. 35. Active LearningTuesday, September 6, 2011
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  37. 37. Launch with bad code Really, it’s okay.Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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  43. 43. 3 Have a plan for monetizationTuesday, September 6, 2011
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  45. 45. 4 Don’t be forever aloneTuesday, September 6, 2011
  46. 46. “I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.” - Russell SimmonsTuesday, September 6, 2011
  47. 47. NDAs suckTuesday, September 6, 2011
  48. 48. Tell everyone your ideaTuesday, September 6, 2011
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  50. 50. Ask when you get stuckTuesday, September 6, 2011
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  55. 55. Surround yourself with good influences and smart peopleTuesday, September 6, 2011
  56. 56. 5 Take ShortcutsTuesday, September 6, 2011
  57. 57. Django plug & playTuesday, September 6, 2011
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  65. 65. Server ShortcutsTuesday, September 6, 2011
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  71. 71. Design ShortcutsTuesday, September 6, 2011
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  76. 76. Create a coming soon pageTuesday, September 6, 2011
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  78. 78. Start o on the right foot. Ask for help. Tell people. Take shortcuts. Launch asap. Monetize.Tuesday, September 6, 2011
  79. 79. Thank you! Find me on Twitter: @limedaringTuesday, September 6, 2011

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