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