I'm Patrick McKenzie (and often go by patio11 online). I started the world's least ambitious software business in 2006, and it took over my professional life.
Every year I publish my stats and my thoughts on what worked well and not. Other folks tell me it has helped them, and the act of putting words to virtual paper helps me think through things — since I'm a one-man shop this post is the closest thing to strategic planning that ever happens. Here are the writeups for 2006 …
Peldi from Balsamiq
Patrick McKenzie of Bingo Creator
Mike Taber of Single Founder
And many others...
128 pre-release tickets will be available next week (until we sell out).
Who Should Attend?
Anyone launching a startup with no outside funding who wants to hang out with and learn from 128 of today's leading founders …
…Dave Collins, Joel Spolsky, Eric Sink, Eric Ries, Peldi from Balsamiq, and I could put another dozen names here without breaking a sweat. One speaker at one point asked all attendees who had founded a software business to stand at one point, and by my eye probably 60% of the room stood up. During breakout sessions, I heard from everyone from folks doing small software businesses like myself to a company which sells monitoring software for nuclear power plants.
The spirit of generosity …
- Peldi, twitter.com/balsamiq
"[I] booked some time this afternoon and pretty much devoured it! A great read, and I think you nailed exactly the right balance between big picture strategy and very specific and actionable tasks or resources."
- Mark Roseman, www.markroseman.com
"@robwalling I've read only the first chapter and I think it's the best piece I've read "
- Akash Manohar, twitter.com/akashmanohar
interviewed me earlier, too. The interview and transcript will be up one of these days, after the editors have made me sound intelligible. (It is amazing what you can do with computers!)