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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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  • 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
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  • Ship it

    1. 1. Have an idea?Ship It!
    2. 2. Houston Open Development User Group http://www.houopendev.net
    3. 3. How many times have you said:
    4. 4. “I have this really cool idea for...”
    5. 5. “It’d be so cool if someone did...”
    6. 6. The Answer?
    7. 7. Ship It!Image Take From http://shipitsquirrel.github.com/
    8. 8. When?
    9. 9. “Soon is not as good as now.” “Poke the Box” by Seth Godin
    10. 10. Need Permission?
    11. 11. You have it!
    12. 12. Meet the Resistance
    13. 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. 14. Don’t Listen, Ignore
    15. 15. “Real artists ship” “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable” - Seth Godin
    16. 16. How?
    17. 17. FormalizePhoto From: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanfortes/4578065732/ “Bow ties are cool.” - The Doctor
    18. 18. Formalize
    19. 19. Formalize• Write it Down
    20. 20. Formalize• Write it Down• Buy Domain Name
    21. 21. Formalize• Write it Down• Buy Domain Name• Start Building
    22. 22. Minimal Viable Product
    23. 23. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features
    24. 24. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features• Core Functionality Only
    25. 25. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features• Core Functionality Only• Ask “Is it really needed?”
    26. 26. Minimal Viable Product• Minimal Launch Features• Core Functionality Only• Ask “Is it really needed?”• Don’t Over Think
    27. 27. Get a Partner
    28. 28. Get a Partner
    29. 29. Get a Partner• Developer? Get a Designer
    30. 30. Get a Partner• Developer? Get a Designer• Designer? Get a Developer
    31. 31. Get a Partner• Developer? Get a Designer• Designer? Get a Developer• If you’re neither, get one of each
    32. 32. Time Box Yes, its TARDIS, what other “time box” is there?
    33. 33. Time Box
    34. 34. Time Box• 2-3 Hours a Night, 2-3 Days a Week
    35. 35. Time Box• 2-3 Hours a Night, 2-3 Days a Week• Avoid Weekends
    36. 36. Time Box• 2-3 Hours a Night, 2-3 Days a Week• Avoid Weekends• Maintain a Social Life
    37. 37. Finally...
    38. 38. Launch It Image Taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons/4858568740/
    39. 39. “You can’t build on top of ‘We’ll decide later,’ but can build on top of ‘Done.’”
    40. 40. Does It Really Work?
    41. 41. YES
    42. 42. Want Proof?
    43. 43. Just for Bands - LiveShow
    44. 44. TheNoows.com
    45. 45. Inspiration
    46. 46. “Getting Real” by 37signals
    47. 47. “Getting Real” “Poke the Box” by 37signals by Seth Godin
    48. 48. “Getting Real” “Poke the Box” “Rework” by 37signals by Seth Godin by 37signals
    49. 49. “Linchpin: Are You“Getting Real” “Poke the Box” “Rework” Indispensable” by 37signals by Seth Godin by 37signals by Seth Godin
    50. 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. 51. Apps That Can Help
    52. 52. Apps That Can Help• GitHub - Source Control Storage• Basecamp - Project Management• IM & Skype - Communication
    53. 53. Discussion
    54. 54. After the Session• Name: Michael Koby• Blog: http://www.mkoby.com• Twitter: @mkoby• Speaker Rate:• Slide Share

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