North West Ruby User Group

Bootstrapping for Developers

Thursday 21st March 6:00pm at The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab)

Do you have ambitions to be your own boss? Have you ever had a side-project that you wanted to turn into a product and charge people money for? Well then this talk is for you…

Whats the Deal?

Most developers at some point or another have had an idea for an app or side project and wondered if they could take things a step further and turn it into an actual business. This talk will explore some of the ideas and common pitfalls that developers will face when trying to build a business like this in their spare time.

The speaker

Tekin Suleyman is a Ruby freelancer and founder of crowd.fm. He is also one of the founders and organiser of Bootstrap Business Club, a group for aspiring startup founders trying to build their own bootstrapped startups. He will be talking about bootstrapping as a developer at this year’s Nordic Ruby Conference. This talk will explore some of the ideas he’ll be presenting there this summer. This month’s talk is kindly sponsored by 37signals.

The schedule

  • 6:00pm :: Ruby/Rails Advice Drop-in Session - All levels welcome.
  • 7:00pm :: Bootstrapping for Developers
  • 7:30pm :: Q&A
  • After     :: Post-talk drinks and discussion in Common sponsored by 37signals.

The location

The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN.

About NWRUG events

Our events are free and open to anyone with an interest in Ruby, regardless of experience level. There is no need to register, just show up on the day! We want to keep NWRUG as welcoming and inclusive as possible so we ask that all attendies follow our Code of conduct. If you have any questions, get in touch.