Congratulations to the successful Lightning Talk applicants this year:
We had over 50 entries for Lightning Talks this year. Reviewing that many could have been a chore – in any sort of competition like this, the quality spread can be, errm, ‘variable’. As we went through them, it became clear that we had another problem – there were too many really promising entries to make easy decisions.
We have selected 5 of the final Lightning Talk speakers to speak (the effort some people put into their applications was incredible) but have also selected some of the others to participate in a Lightning Talk ‘bake-off on the first day of the conference. This will be coordinated by two time Lightning Talk veteran Patrick Foley – thank Patrick.
Those speakers will be delivering their talk, privately, in front of each other and will then select a speaker to make their Lightning Talk in front of the full audience on Tuesday.
Thank you to everyone who entered. Some great ideas, some creative approaches, it was a tough call. See you in October.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE – FOR PEOPLE BUILDING GREAT SOFTWARE BUSINESSES.
This year will be the 7th Business of Software, a three day conference for founders who want to build sustainable, profitable software businesses. BoS has always been a special conference for our delegates and we want to keep it special.
Attendance is restricted to just 400 attendees in 2013 and we have 200 places taken and the next 100 tickets (as of April 20th) will be sold at the second Early Bird Rate.
If you want to see all of the action from Business of Software 2012, the videos of the talks are available in one place now: