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Amusing ourselves. Delight is a bonus.

Amusing ourselves. Delight is a bonus.

We often add something silly in our content just for our own amusement – and strangely, we often get notes from people saying, ‘X made me smile’. We’re always pleased when it entertains others. We get that little rush of dopamine you get when you let someone out into slow moving traffic and they thank you with a wave or by indicating right-left-right.

Delight is good too!

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Business of Software Conference USA Pricing FAQs

Business of Software Conference USA Pricing FAQs

BoS Conference Pricing FAQs

Like most conferences, we work using a series of price points over the course of the year so that the closer to the event, the more it costs to attend. The logic behind this is fairly simple – the earlier someone commits to attend, the less they pay. This gives us visibility on attendee numbers and cash to operate earlier than if everyone just turned up on the day.

There are a few questions we get asked a lot about pricing…

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Testing Attendee Resolutions

Testing Attendee Resolutions

At BoS 2015, we asked all attendees to write down one thing that they resolved to do as a result of coming to the conference that would make a positive difference to their business and to suggest a date that we should check in.

How did they do?

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#ItWasNeverADress, Tech for Good, Making the Leap, Design Mistakes and Problem Solving. | BoS USA Conference 2015 Lightning Talks

#ItWasNeverADress, Tech for Good, Making the Leap, Design Mistakes and Problem Solving. | BoS USA Conference 2015 Lightning Talks

The Lightning Talk section of Business of Software Conference is always a highlight.

Great ideas delivered in 7 and a half minutes: energetic, fast paced, sometimes funny, but always useful. A lightning talk takes all that is good about Business of Software, and then makes like a ZIP folder and compresses it.

Business of Software Conference USA 2015’s Lightning Talks were no exception. A wide ranging section for what was 37 and a half minutes of talks. Included is talks on women in tech, entrepreneurialism, design mistakes, problem solving and tech for good. See the playlist below for all the talks from last years event.

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5 ways to justify your BoS ticket to yourself as the boss (or to your boss if you’re looking to come)

5 ways to justify your BoS ticket to yourself as the boss (or to your boss if you’re looking to come)

We know how it is. Business of Software Conference operate in a busy events scene. There is a lot of competition out there, not only in terms of events, but for your time.

Every decision of whether to come to an conference like BoS eventually boils down to ‘what do I expect to have gained/learned from spending my time attending this event, vs. taking care of my busy day to day routine?’. In other words, you need to know right now is, what’s the pay-off from coming to BoS?

Here are five reasons we think BoS is not only worthy of your time in terms of benefits gained, but also why we think it’s a different kind of event. At the bottom, you’ll also find a form to hand to your boss, or, if you’re like the majority of our audience and already the boss, to hand to yourself as a reminder to get your ticket.

  • Learn new ideas and concepts
  • Meet smart people that can help you
  • Hear very candid talks about the things that went wrong in other businesses
  • Give yourself time to listen and think, work on, not in, your business
  • Join a global community of people that care about their work

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The Modern Way To Build Your Product Team | Guest Blog Post: David Cancel, CEO of Drift

The Modern Way To Build Your Product Team | Guest Blog Post: David Cancel, CEO of Drift

When it comes to building products, Agile and Waterfall just don’t cut it anymore.

It’s 2016.

Both of those things were popular in an era when talking to customers and getting feedback was hard. But today, there’s no excuse. Every team at your company should be talking to customers daily.

Your customers don’t operate in six-week release cycles.

They don’t think about weekly sprints.

They don’t want to hear “it’s on our roadmap for next quarter.”

Customer expectations have changed along with the rise of software-as-a-service and the on-demand economy.

And with so many options and competing products for your customers — do you honestly think customers are going to stick around until you fix that bug in your next release cycle in six weeks?

I wouldn’t stick around. And your customers won’t either. As a result, the way that we build our products and structure our product teams needs to change too.

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Looking Good for Fun and Profit | Robert J Moore, RJ Metrics | BoS USA 2015

Looking Good for Fun and Profit | Robert J Moore, RJ Metrics | BoS USA 2015

Robert J Moore, CEO, RJ Metrics

How do you create a visual identity for your business when a sense of style isn’t in your DNA? This was the challenge faced by the founders of RJMetrics, who set out to disrupt an industry where appearance is everything. CEO and co-founder Bob Moore will step through the evolution of the RJMetrics brand from attic startup to SaaS powerhouse. The lessons learned along the way go far deeper than just pixels on a screen.

Slides, Video & Transcript below

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