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We love it when people let us know about things like this. ‘How Business of Software Conference changed my life’

[This is a post of a guest post that Business of Software superfan, Patrick Foley, posted on Business of Software superfan Dharmesh Shah's awesome On Startups website. Subscribe to the RSS feed here. tl;dr:  If you work in the business of software the one must-attend event is the Business of Software (Boston, Oct 28th  –  30th 2013) […]

Live Q&A with Mike Muhney (co-founder of ACT!, CEO ViP Orbit) Broadcast 14th October, 12 noon EST

Bookmark this page! This is where we’ll be continuing our series of Q&A sessions with  speakers on 14th October, when we’ll be broadcasting a Q7A session with Mike Muhney. Mike pretty much invented the CRM industry when he co-founded ACT! 20 years before most of us were even thinking of opportunities in B2B software he […]

Live Q&A with Scott Farquhar, Atlassian. 12.00 noon EST, Sept 25th

If you have never experienced any crises in your business, you can look away now… this Q&A is not for you. For the other 99% of us, bookmark this page and come back at 12 noon EST on Wednesday Sept 25th when Scott Farquhar, CEO of Atlassian will be talking to BoS in a live […]

Live Q&A with Jeff Gothelf, NEO (and Author: Lean UX). 12.00 noon EST, Sept 19th

Where do you begin with embedding innovation practices in your growing software business? Tomorrow at 12 noon EST we’ll talk to Jeff Gothelf, CEO of NEO about his work and the big, audacious topic he intends to tackle at Business of Software – a step by step guide on how to build and support innovation […]

Live Q&A with Sarah Hatter, CEO CoSupport. 12.00 noon EST, Sept 10th

Support can be an unloved function in a software business, but what other part of your business gives you the chance to turn ‘ho-hum’ customers into raving fans? This morning/afternoon (depending on your timezone) we’ll be chatting to Sarah Hatter, founder of CoSupport, about why is support is such a dirty word in many software […]

Live Q&A with Dan Siroker, CEO, Optimizely. 13.00 EST, September 4th 2013.

This hangout is now history. Thank you Dan. You can view the conversation between Dan Siroker and Mark Littlewood about the growth of Optimizely and AB Testing and what keeps Dan awake at night below. Come and join Dan Siroker, CEO Founder of Optimizely and previously the man behind the data analytics for President Obama’s successful […]

Hello Ladies! Patrick McKenzie’s 362 day working year & other secrets of his success. A guest post from @Patio11

Does anyone remember an incredibly nervous looking geek at Business of Software 2010? As he stood, gulping air and muttering to himself at the back of the auditorium, the contrast between the bright blood red Twilio jacket he was wearing and the white, bloodless face, was remarkable. This was a shy introvert on the brink […]

Why you should give a Lightning Talk

I came across this guest post from last year today and thought it worth repeating – thanks to Joe Corkery and Zuly Gonzalez for sharing. ‘This is a guest post from Joe Corkery. Joe is Vice President of Business Development at OpenEye Scientific Software in Cambridge, MA. Remarkably, Joe has been with OpenEye for nearly 13 […]

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. Guest blog from Adii Pienaar, Founder of WooThemes.

Adii Piennar, founder and CEO of Woothemes was one of last year’s Business of Software Conference speakers. Watch his talk (with transcript) about running a global business from the edge of the world here. Adii’s company, Woothemes celebrated it’s 1,000,000th download this week but Adii has moved on… Adii Pienaar… When I was a kid, […]

The Optimizing for Happiness Business Plan

This is a guest post by Jennifer Rullmann. Jen is a developer-turned-entrepreneur based in the Washington, D.C. area.  Her company makes Convey, software that plugs friendly, cost-saving user guides into your application with very little effort.  She blogs about creating delightful companies and software at Software Smitten. ——————————————————————————————————————————— Every startup begins life with infinite choices, and there […]

Kathy Sierra on Designing for Badass

This is a guest post by Paul Pedrazzi. Paul is a novice coder, aspiring designer, and professional product manager at companies like PeopleSoft, Taleo and Oracle. Paul blogs at http://craftedresonance.quora.com. ——————————————————————————————————————————— The Business of Software is easily my favorite conference of the year. It is held annually in Boston. The next event is October 28–30, […]

Creating An Instant Board Of Advisors

This is a guest post by Brian Turchin. Brian is CEO/Founder of Cape Horn Strategies, a consultancy devoted to helping software CEOs create vibrant and flourishing businesses. Brian has helped dozens of CEOs successfully proceed from one business life cycle stage to another: he helps start-up CEOs become a growing profitable business; he helps CEOs […]

Business of Software meetup – Washington DC

Jonathan Cogley, CEO at Thycotic Software writes… “Thanks for a great conference.  We thoroughly enjoyed it!  Learned lots of new things that we will be applying at our company over the next 6 months. “I came to BoS in 2011 and again in 2012.  One thing I have noticed is that the conversation works best […]

How Our Jobs Are Killing Us and What We Can Do About It – Fitness for Software Nerds

This is a guest post by Brock Armstrong. Brock is a musician, web developer and digital media instructor turned personal trainer, marathon and triathlon coach. To fund his Triathlon & Marathon racing habit, he takes well planned designs and turns them into clean and consistent HTML and CSS code. Find out more by going to […]

Be Fearless

The following is a guest post by Jody Burgess. Jody is a software marketing exec turned startup entrepreneur. She is cofounder and CMO of Tribbon, a service that makes it easier to remember the people you meet and the experiences you share at events. She also provides strategic marketing consulting and outsourced CMO services for […]

Welcome to Boston – Things to Do

This is a guest post from Joe Corkery. Joe is Vice President of Business Development at OpenEye Scientific Software in Cambridge, MA. Remarkably, Joe has been with OpenEye for nearly 13 years helping it grow from 3 people to over 40 at last count. In an earlier life, Joe ran away from writing code to […]

16 Tips for Connecting with Others at Business of Software

This is a guest post from Trevor Lohrbeer. Trevor is the founder and CEO of Lab Escape, a data visualization company that sells heat maps for embedding into desktop & web applications. He blogs about how to optimize your decisions at Lean Decisions and on entrepreneurship, networking and personal development at Fast Fedora. ————————————————————————————————————————————— Attending […]

Why do you want to have a startup?

This is a guest post from Joca Torres. Joca is the director of product development and product management at Locaweb, Brazil’s leader in web hosting, cloud servers and SaaS applications like email marketing and online stores, serving more than 250,000 customers. His first startup experience was in the early 1990s when he founded and ran […]

Preparing for a Lightning Talk

This is a guest post from Joe Corkery. Joe is Vice President of Business Development at OpenEye Scientific Software in Cambridge, MA. Remarkably, Joe has been with OpenEye for nearly 13 years helping it grow from 3 people to over 40 at last count. In an earlier life, Joe ran away from writing code to […]

How long does it take to be profitable?

This is a guest post from Joca Torres. Joca is the director of product development and product management at Locaweb, Brazil’s leader in web hosting, cloud servers and SaaS applications like email marketing and online stores, serving more than 250,000 customers. His first startup experience was in the early 1990s when he founded and ran […]

Your opinions are hurting other entrepreneurs

This is a guest post from Mike Taber. Mike is a Boston area entrepreneur who is the founder of Moon River Software, Moon River Consulting, and co-founder of the Micropreneur Academy. He blogs semi-sporadically at SingleFounder.com and is currently working on AuditShark, a security product designed to provide awareness of the security posture of your […]

“Me-too” products are fine

This is a guest post from Alex Yumashev. Alex is a founder of Jitbit – a UK-based self-funded startup with a suite of customer support oriented products. You can find his blog at blog.jitbit.com and meet him at the Business of Software 2012 this October. —————————————————————————————————————————————– Does this sound familiar? “Innovate!” “Differentiate!” “Revolutionize!” “Disrupt!” “Shake […]

Keep an eye on the long-term numbers

This is a guest post from Joca Torres. Joca is the director of product development and product management at Locaweb, Brazil’s leader in web hosting, cloud servers and SaaS applications like email marketing and online stores, serving more than 250,000 customers. His first startup experience was in the early 1990s when he founded and ran […]

From Zero to $5 Million Annually

This is a very inspirational guest post from Ameet Shah. Ameet is the founder of Conigent, a service based company. In this guest post Ameet shares with us his story of how he turned his first product based company to a wild success based on what he learned from Business of Software 2011. Thanks for […]

Be a “data geek”

This is a guest post from Joca Torres. Joca is the director of product development and product management at Locaweb, Brazil’s leader in web hosting, cloud servers and SaaS applications like email marketing and online stores, serving more than 250,000 customers. His first startup experience was in the early 1990s when he founded and ran […]

How the best bosses & companies interview for ‘Culture Fit’. Guest blog: Mikey Trafton.

Guest blog from Business of Software 2012 speaker, Mikey Trafton, of Fire Ant Software. You might not have heard of Fire Ant Software yet but Jason Cohen credits him with giving Jason the best advice he has received as an entrepreneur. Listen up! You can also join Mikey Trafton on September 5th at (11.00 EST), […]

How to build software fast and with quality?

This is a guest post from Joca Torres. Joca is the director of product development and product management at Locaweb, Brazil’s leader in web hosting, cloud servers and SaaS applications like email marketing and online stores, serving more than 250,000 customers. His first startup experience was in the early 1990s when he founded and ran […]

How Will You Measure Your Team?

This is a guest post from Jonathan Alexander. Jonathan is VP Engineering at Vocalocity.  He is the author of Codermetrics: Analytics for Improving Software Teams published by O’Reilly in 2011. Jonathan’s guest post is on adapting honest, self-evaluation to measure your team. —————————————————————————————————————————————– In the new book How Will You Measure Your Life? Clayton Christensen […]

Why you should give a Lightning Talk

This is a guest post from Joe Corkery. Joe is Vice President of Business Development at OpenEye Scientific Software in Cambridge, MA. Remarkably, Joe has been with OpenEye for nearly 13 years helping it grow from 3 people to over 40 at last count. In an earlier life, Joe ran away from writing code to […]

In search of talent

This is a guest post from Ricardo D. Sanchez. Ricardo is a software engineer working for HomeAway in Austin, TX. He is an aspiring entrepreneur working nights and weekends on his software startup, Palo Software. He is also passionate about bringing techies and entrepreneurs together, something he is able to do with his blog and […]



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