Indie Conference: April 2017
DIY Musician Con, The Freelancers Conference, Christopher Hawkins
This month we've got updates from Double Your Freelancing Europe, The Freelancing Conference, TBEX America, DIY Musician Conference, and a new podcast for freelancers by Christopher Hawkins.
New Conference Updates
Double Your Freelancing Conference Europe will be on 16 - 19 June, once again in Stockholm, Sweden at the Yasuragi Hasseludden Japanese resort & day spa. Speakers include Dr Sherry Walling, UI/UX consultant Jane Portman and Brennan Dunn.
New to the list, the DIY Musician Conference is 25 - 27 August in Nashville, Tennessee & run by CD Baby. Past speakers include Jack Conte (CEO of Patreon) and Bob Boilen (host of NPR's All Songs Considered). Early bird tickets are $69 until April 27.
Also new, The Freelancer Conference is on 7 - 9 September in Austin, Texas. Topics include selling for introverts, refining your gig pitch, mastering Upwork, and growing while staying a solo freelancer.
TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) America is in Huntsville, Alabama this year on 4 - 6 May. This year's event is at the Von Braun Center, with a theme of "We've Got Space".
Business Of Software Europe (5 - 6 June) have announced new speakers: Jon Reynolds, the CEO of Swiftkey, and Jason Eckenroth, the founder of ShipCompliant. Meanwhile at Business Of Software USA, Joanna Wiebe will be speaking about copywriting and writing persuasively.
Know a conference that other indies, digital nomads, makers & bootstrappers would like? Let me know at: www.indieconference.com/contact
Podcast Of The Month
$100K Freelancing: Make Freelancing Serve Your Own Dreams w/Paul Jarvis
Instead of a conference video, this month I wanted to give a plug for Christopher Hawkins' new podcast series, $100K Freelancing. It's now a weekly podcast, with 12 episodes already released. It emphasizes tactics over inspiration, and interviews with people like Paul Jarvis (author of The Good Creative), Jane Portman of UI Breakfast and Marie Poulin of OkiDoki.
2020 Update: Sadly, the podcast is no longer available.
What's On Next Month:
Games Week Berlin
Conference for gamers, indie developers, industry professionals and lets players.
(24 - 30 April 2017, Berlin, Germany)
Friendly, inclusive conference for web & software developers, emphasizing community.
(26 - 28 April 2017, Seattle, Washington, USA)
YOW! West: Bringing international software experts & showcasing the best Perth software talent. (2 - 3 May 2017, Perth, Australia)
MBS Xojo Developer Conference: Germany
For cross-platform Xojo programmers, at the Ellington Hotel in Berlin.
(4 - 5 May 2017, Berlin, Germany)
(5 - 7 May 2017, Berlin, Germany)
Microsoft's official conference for Windows developers.
(10 - 12 May 2017, Seattle WA, USA)
For serious indie iOS developers.
(14 - 17 May 2017, Berlin, Germany)
All about casual mobile games for phones & tablets & social platforms. Includes an Indie Prize & Dev Showcase.
(16 - 18 May 2017, Singapore, Singapore)