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New Ways of Working | Hangout with Ryan Singer | Thursday 19th July, 12.00 ET

New Ways of Working | Hangout with Ryan Singer | Thursday 19th July, 12.00 ET

Ryan Singer, Product Strategy, Basecamp

Jason Fried (CEO, Basecamp) gave a fascinating talk at BoS Conference 2016 about how the people at Basecamp work.

As well as making Basecamp, their project management solution, the team at Basecamp are committed to changing the way people work, to help alleviate troublesome work environments and to considering the role software plays in ongoing employee and team interactions.

How are you wasting time at work?

What could you learn from Basecamp?

Join us for a Hangout with Ryan Singer to discuss new ways of working and why Basecamp have moved away from such time-wasting activities as the daily stand up.

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Apply for a Lightning Talk at BoS Conference USA 2018

Apply for a Lightning Talk at BoS Conference USA 2018

Lightning Talk applications for BoS Conference USA 2018 are now open.

Lightning Talks are tricky little beasts. You have 7.5 minutes and 15 slides, which advance automatically every 30 seconds.

Can you communicate your point clearly, use your slides effectively, and leave the audience inspired and enlightened?

If you conquer the challenge, you join the Pantheon of the Greats*. Below you can see brilliant Lightning Talks from Business of Software from Patrick McKenzie (patio11, Stripe)Des Traynor (Founder, Intercom), and Alexis Ohanian (Founder, Reddit).

Fancy yourself up to the challenge? You can submit your talk here.

*Actual physical Pantheon must be sourced by the challenger.

Think you have what it takes? Submit your application below.

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Announcing 4 Workshops for BoS USA 2018

Announcing 4 Workshops for BoS USA 2018

Workshops take place on the 3rd day of BoS USA.

After 2.5 days of being bombarded by ideas, it’s time to step back and take stock. Optional, informal, interactive and fun, BoS workshops will help you prioritize and focus in order to maximize the value of your investment in attending Business of Software Conference.

Workshops are highly interactive, draw on the content of the conference and help you make sense of how your learning may be applied in your own organization. You will leave with an actionable ‘to do’ list of things to apply in your own company.

See the first set of workshops for BoS USA 2018 below.

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Making Use of Big Data | Hangout Replay with Vince Darley

Making Use of Big Data | Hangout Replay with Vince Darley

Vince Darley is the VP Growth at Deliveroo.

Yesterday we sat down with Vince to discuss how to use data to drive business growth, and how it can help product teams to produce better results. If you work with data, Vince’s pedigree as the previous Chief Data Scientist at King Games (makers of destroyer-of-time, Candy Crush Saga) should encourage you that this is a discussion worth listening to!

Catch a discussion about how Deliveroo runs A/B testing, the best experiments Vince ran at King Games, and why creativity will never be replaced.

Video below

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Rules To Live By | Dupsy Abiola, Intern Avenue | BoS Europe 2017

Rules To Live By | Dupsy Abiola, Intern Avenue | BoS Europe 2017

Dupsy Abiola, Founder & CEO, Intern Avenue

Dupsy shares five of the rules she lives by and tells the stories behind them. From finding the right advice for you, changing direction, through navigating the sometimes murky world of investors to how to pitch your business effectively to customers, partners, investors you’ll learn some great lessons from her honesty and openness.

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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Taking on a New Territory | Simon Johnson, Freshworks | BoS Europe 2017

Taking on a New Territory | Simon Johnson, Freshworks | BoS Europe 2017

Simon Johnson, UK General Manager, Freshworks

Establishing a presence in new territories is inevitable for any software business that aims to be a global leader in its field but often companies underestimate the complexity of the process. It is rarely as simple as opening a sales office in a serviced office and letting the new team get on with it. Simon has experience as an executive charged with developing overseas markets from the UK and as the UK lead of one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the world Head Quartered in Chennai. He shares the key take outs he believes are critical to making new offices work effectively and profitably.

Video, Slides, & Transcript below

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