Pecha Kucha finalists

There’s a Pecha Kucha session at Business of Software 2008. 45 people sent in their entries for the chance to present 20 slides @ 20 seconds a slide.

Joel Spolsky and I have narrowed down the 45 entrants to 8 finalists. How we did it will remain a mystery to everybody but Joel and me, but here’s who we’ve chosen:

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit, on How to start, run and sell a web 2.0 startup

Jason Cohen, founder of Smart Bear Software, on Agile marketing

Larry Port, founding partner of Rocket Matter, on How to launch your socks off for no money

Bob Pritchett, entrepreneur and author, on Fire someone today and other surprising tactics for making your business a success

Johnathan Mercer, founder of Xumbrus, on Turning data into profit: towards evidence based software management

Lou Franco, director of engineering at Atalasoft, on Engineering the evaluation funnel

Steve Goldenberg, founder of Interfolio, on Sales is not a four letter word

Jack Zoellner, president of Leading Edge, on It’s the people, stupid

Well done guys, and thank you to everybody for entering!

11 responses to “Pecha Kucha finalists”

  1. Pecha Kucha

    Weve already got a great lineup of speakers for the Business of Software conference : Seth Godin

  2. Nick says:

    Will these and the rest of the conference be video taped and hosted (youtube?) for those of us who can’t attend?

  3. Nick,
    We’re going to video some of the sessions and put some online. I’m not sure which ones though.
    – Neil

  4. Niyaz says:

    Please record all the sessions and put them in youtube.

  5. N says:

    @Niyaz: Please pay and go to the conference

  6. QA in FL says:

    Record all the sessions and sell them on your website where Niyaz can buy them.

  7. Tarek Koudsi says:

    Niyaz, please send the videos when you get them.

  8. konrads says:

    Very exciting speaches on the line.
    I’d gladly pay ten bucks to see them.

  9. Someone says:

    I live in Asia. It is impossible for me to go to the conference. I’d gladly pay for the videos. Please record all sessions and sell it in your website 1 month after the conference finished.

  10. securesoftware says:

    Jason Cohen is an excellent speaker, so I actually have a benchmark to evaluate your 8 choices. When he spoke at a conference breakout session I attended, he had more people in the room at the end than at the beginning (and there were plenty in the beginning). That almost never happens.
    Great idea for a way to inject more buzz into a conference.