20 April 2014

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On Coding Horror 6 months ago.
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The Association of Shareware Professionals put the business, largely domestic, between $ 10 and $ 20 million annually—even with only an estimated 10 percent of customers paying to register a shareware title. Forbes magazine marveled at the trend, writing in 1988 that "if this doesn't sound like a very sound way to build a business, think again." Shareware, it argued, relied not on expensive advertising but on word of mouth or, as one practitioner put it, "word of …

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By Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror 6 months ago.
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The Association of Shareware Professionals put the business, largely domestic, between $ 10 and $ 20 million annually—even with only an estimated 10 percent of customers paying to register a shareware title. Forbes magazine marveled at the trend, writing in 1988 that "if this doesn't sound like a very sound way to build a business, think again." Shareware, it argued, relied not on expensive advertising but on word of mouth or, as one practitioner put it, "word of …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy almost 2 years ago.
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…explaining what startups are and how they work to the National Governors' Association 2012 meeting. If you're new to startups, Steve's the guy to explain it to you. If startups are old hat to you, you'll find it entertaining listening while you work.

My favourite nugget of wisdom lines from Steve's presentation: On day one, disruptive innovation looks like a toy to large corporations .

Thanks to John MacRitchie for pointing this one out!

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…like reading on native apps, according to a recent Online Publisher Association's study .

And the numbers are telling:

41% of tablet readers prefer checking out the headlines of their favorite magazines or newspapers on a browser than a native app.

30% prefer native apps

22% prefer reader apps , such as Readability and Zinio.

Out of the same 2,540 people surveyed, 71% prefer using tablets to mobile phones when reading the latest news. The …

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…Reid MacTavish gave a sold out talk at the Chicago Product Management Association to share their lessons learned in making products with Lean + UX + Agile methodology. We have produced a video of the event including the slides with a narrative voice over for your enjoyment. If you'd like to view the presentation on slideshare , you can do so here .

We're extending this into a half day workshop on January 20th that goes into practical details …

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Last week I gave a talk at the Chicago Product Management Association together with Pathfinder Software's Amy Willis and Reid MacTavish on the lessons we've learned in integrating Lean Startup, User Experience Design and Agile Development. Here are the slides from the talk - a video recording will follow soon.

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By Joey of Global Nerdy over 3 years ago.
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…Steve Engels invited me to speak in front of a group of high school teachers at the ACSE ( Association for Computer Studies Educators) Conference taking place on Saturday. I'm going to be showing them programming for high school students on Windows Phone as well as with the Kodu game development environment.

...and Sunday?

Well, it won't be all sleep. I'll have to pack for my Monday flight to TechDays Halifax!

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…sold out one hour workshop we gave at the Chicago Product Management and Association in November.

Lean Startup, Pragmatic Marketing, User Experience Design and Agile Development are all approaches to improve your odds of creating successful products. Are they mutually exclusive, or can you assemble them together to make a lean, mean product success machine?

Join Pathfinder Software's Amy Willis ( UX) Bernhard Kappe ( Products Strategy) and Reid MacTavish (Agile …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy almost 4 years ago.
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…registration page . For more information, see John Weigelt's blog .

Who's Behind this Event?

Canada GovCamp is being hosted by the Canadian Association for Information Technology Professionals, sponsored by Microsoft Canada on behalf of the community.

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection .

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By Joey of Global Nerdy almost 4 years ago.
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GovCamp is being hosted by CIPS - the Canadian Association for Information Technology Professionals - and sponsored by Microsoft Canada on behalf of the community.

Who's Coming to GovCamp?

In putting GovCamp together, we're reaching out to a number organizations and communities including:

Industry Canada

The Treasury Board Secretariat

Public Works and Government Services

Public Safety Canada

The Information Commissioner

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