Thursday, August 22

10:30 am - 11:10 am

The Solopreneurial Dev – a Guide to Making It on Your Own

Dynamic Stage

About the event

Many developers find comfort in a standard 9-to-5 environment with a predictable wage, luxurious benefits, and the ability to leave work at the office. But not you. You have bigger ideas than that. To you, code is the ultimate set of legos, and you're ready to build a castle unlike anything that anyone's seen before. You have everything you need to get started within reach. With no more than a laptop, a few books, some grit, and an unlimited quota for Google searches, you can make a bigger difference than you might think. This is the talk I'd wish I had heard before I ventured out on my own. In this talk, you'll gain some practical insight on what you can expect when striking out on your own and learn how you can set yourself up for the best chance of success.


Dave Kiss

I had a pretty early start on this web stuff – I still remember the modem connection sounds of AOL 2.5 emanating from my eMachines desktop like it was yesterday. My first website was a Kool-aid fan site that I built in 2004 (yeah, it’s still up.) In 2012, I started selling my own software online and took a few years to grow the sales to a sustainable level. I did it by extracting my truth from the industry’s smartest brains, applying it to my ideas along the way, and finding out firsthand what did and didn’t work. It’s now my full time job and provides the opportunity to explore my many other interests. I get a ton of satisfaction from sharing what I know. Whether it’s helping you write your first few lines of Javascript, making your first online sale, or talking about the importance of meetups, I want to do my best to help you do better work and share what I’ve learned along the way.