March 25, 2021 — Giving time estimates for projects and features is a shared reality of many developers’ recurring tasks. Unfortunately the whole business of work estimation is inherently broken in many ways that cannot be fixed. Navigating risks, fuzzy scopes and missing specifications is less science and more of an art to be mastered.
As a senior developer, I have been a key part of creating many quotes along the years and I will share the mistakes and insights from my journey. I cannot fix the work estimation but I can help you avoid a few pitfalls and give you better tools. Estimation work has been sort of taboo in the developer community and it is time to break the silence.
March 22, 2021 — In February 2020, Shanta was laid off from her job after almost two years. She started looking for a new job, but a couple of weeks later, the global pandemic started. Job postings started drying up, and hiring came to a halt.
The next logical thing to do – according to her, was to open her own business! In this talk, she will discuss all the motions and emotions that she went through from never wanting to have her own company to starting up her own web development business during a pandemic. She will cover some of the things she did right, where she went wrong, what (and who) helped, and what you need to consider before you do it yourself.
This talk is designed for small business owners and is for all skill levels.
December 29, 2020 — I started my business as a side hustle over ten years ago. I’m married with three kids that have extra circular activities, a full time job, dozens of clients, partner of a restaurant, and still ventures in other things with only 24 hours in the day. How do I manage it all? How do I keep on top of tasks, projects, commitments? Is it all even possible? It is and I’m going to tell you stories on how I stay successful and how you can too.
November 26, 2020 — Never waste a bad move. Success as a business owner is built on the lessons we’ve learned from our biggest mistakes. In this talk, Nathan draws on 25 years of experience in the web business to share the most important lessons he had to learn the hard way. Each lesson is summarized in a succinct statement and then unpacked with examples that will make you laugh, cringe and think
1) Mistakes I made and how to avoid them
2) Tips on where to focus to make your business profitable
3) What really matters when you’re building a business
September 28, 2020 — Aprende con Ana Cirujano (España) cómo entender las necesidades de tu cliente, obtener la información más relevante, y realizar las preguntas estrella que te servirán para analizar, presupuestar y tomar las mejores decisiones en el proceso de diseño de un sitio web.
September 28, 2020 — En esta charla nuestro ponente, Leandro Gómez (Uruguay), nos enseñará cómo desarrollar una estrategia de fijación de precios y calcular tus costos para que tu negocio o emprendimiento sea rentable. Conoce las variables que influyen en el costo final de un proyecto con ejemplos prácticos y sencillos.
September 1, 2020
June 21, 2020 — As business owners, we have big goals and dreams. To build a team, to launch a new product, to craft a business that works for us vs us being a slave to it. Yet with all the noise of daily to-dos, the distraction of shiny objects, and the world telling us what we “should” be doing vs what we want to be doing it’s no wonder we stay stuck.
In this talk, Jocelyn will explore the habitual patterns that keep us stuck and self-sabotaging our success. You will learn how to determine what you really want in your business, how to chart a course to get there, how to stay laser-focussed, and, ultimately, create a business you love.