Meet Rob Walling
Agile Vancouver will be welcoming Rob Walling at the Lean Startup Conference, which is being held at the Hilton Vancouver Airport, 5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC on May 5th and 6th, 2011.
About Rob Walling
Rob Walling is a serial entrepreneur and author of Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup. His blog, SoftwareByRob.com, is a top 20 startup blog, and he runs the Micropreneur Academy, an online learning community of like-minded founders designed to get a startup from zero to launch in six months. Rob runs a dozen one-man technology businesses and has been building web applications professionally for 11 years.
Session – "Lessons Learned Moving from Developer to Entrepreneur"
Rob will be presenting one of the sessions on the first day of the conference. In "Lessons Learned Moving From Developer to Entrepreneur" Rob shares some of his experiences and things that he has learned along the way. As a software developer turned entrepreneur I’ve learned most things the hard way. Years of trial and error have unearthed a laundry list of false assumptions, missed expectations and times when “best practices” were far from the best approach to a problem. Using stories from my experience I will share lessons I’ve learned over the past several years, each of which has had a profound impact on my ability to run my company. Register now to attend the conference. See all the session descriptions in the conference agenda.
Tutorial – "From Zero to Launch: A Step by Step Blueprint"
If you want more detail than a session presentation provides, Rob will also be giving a tutorial on the second day of the conference. "From Zero to Launch: A Step by Step Blueprint" will be an in-depth look at how to take a bootstrapped a product from zero (meaning not even a product idea) to launch day. Through a mixture of presentation, group discussions, demos and worksheets we’ll cover what I call the “first half” of product development, which ends the day you launch to the world. This session will contain 20% theory and 80% practical, hands-on techniques. If you’re looking for a product idea to bootstrap, or you have an idea and are looking to validate and launch it, this session will provide you with the tools to do so. Topics include:
- Generating product ideas
- Evaluating a product idea
- Measuring Demand without spending a dime
- Testing an idea for under $100
- The art of pricing
- Creating a killer sales website
- How to start marketing the day you start coding
- Your launch day
- And more…