🚀👩🏾‍💻Side Projects for Fun and Profit - 2020 Edition Expanded

by Adeel Ahmad | at Minnebar 15

After a great mini-Minnebar in April during lockdown, I'm pumped to bring the full, expanded version back. This is the BEST time to start and launch a project. Many great companies start during downturns, and the only way to go is up.

This is the fourth year for this talk and as always it will be packed with real world tips, tools, resources, anecdotes, and real talk to inspire you to start (and finish) that project lurking in your head. This is not another panel session. This talk is always fast-paced and very tactical.

Many people still think side projects are distractions that don’t lead to anything serious. But the biggest ideas usually start small, accidentally and evolve organically before changing the world. Here you’ll pick up plenty of tools for anyone with no time and no money to get that software idea off the ground.

I'll go over things like: Why bootstrap or do a side project? What if I can't code? Can I use AWS/Google/Azure to code less? What about design? What if I don't have the money? How do I get users? What are the best cheap ways to market? How do I validate it? How to launch on a shoestring? How much time will this take? What about XYZ myth that says I can't do this? What about XYZ reason to keep procrastinating?

All levels

Adeel Ahmad

Engineering Lead at Caterpillar Digital Labs

Founder/Principal at Lab 1908, a startup studio in St. Paul.

Investor/advisor at a bunch of startups around Twin Cities and San Francisco.

Board member at Articulture

Recently moved to MN from San Francisco where I spent the last 15 years in the startup community there.

Twitter @_adeel // LinkedIn


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