use perl; my $business = create();

use perl; my $business = create();

By JT Smith from Madison.pm
Date: Wednesday, 5 August 2009 11:10
Duration: 40 minutes
Target audience: Corporate Perl
Language:
Tags: business entrepreneurship


How can you capitalize off an open source Perl project without selling your soul? This talk shows you how, using real life examples presented by someone who has achieved that very goal, twice; once using angel investors and once through a completely organic community approach. This presentation will walk you through every step of the process, from inspiration to implementation. Learn how to turn your dream into reality: establish an open source project, create a thriving open source community, and effectively deal with nay-sayers along the way. Then, find out how to take the project to the next level by establishing a professional services business to support the project, and learn about the pitfalls and hurdles you may encounter along the way. Find out how success can be your biggest problem, and how to establish the balance needed to manage your business's growth without sacrificing the spirit of the open source project. Even if entrepreneurship isn't on your horizon, the story itself is a fun and educational ride.


Attended by: Nicholas Clark, Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎), Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ 迪拉斯 (‎daxim‎), Renee Bäcker (‎reneeb‎), David H. Adler (‎dha‎), Joaquín Ferrero (‎explorer‎), Jordi Porta, Jozef Kutej (‎jozef‎), Thierry Douez (‎tdz‎), JJ Allen, Wendy Van Dijk (‎woolfy‎), Aristotle, Petru Ratiu (‎rpetre‎), Marco Neves (‎themage‎), Chisel Wright, Salvador Fandiño (‎salva‎), osfameron, Stefan Hornburg (‎racke‎), Billy Abbott (‎cowfish‎), Alex Kapranoff (‎kappa‎), Michael Kröll (‎pepl‎), Gabor Szabo (‎szabgab‎), Bogdan Lucaciu (‎zamolxes‎), Drew Taylor (‎drewbie‎), Darius Jokilehto, Oskari Ojala (‎Okko‎), Tobias Kremer (‎soulchild‎), Rui Patinha (‎rfp‎), Henrique Alves (‎Halves‎), Hermen Lesscher (‎hermen‎), David Leadbeater (‎dg‎), Søren Lund (‎slu‎), Yusuke Kawasaki (‎kawanet‎), Lech Baczyński (‎lechu‎), Andreas Hetey, Barbie, Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni (‎Maddingue‎), Marcelo Rodrigues (‎marcelo‎), Tiago Pedroso, Thomas Klausner (‎domm‎), Edmund von der Burg (‎evdb‎),