Indie Conference: March 2017

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Product Launch tactics, WWDC and Revision

This month we've got updates from WWDC, Revision, Business Of Software, and a video about product launch tactics from Ryan Delk of Gumroad at Microconf. (Lots of actionable information in this one, don't miss it!)

As always, if you know of new conferences for the list, send me a message at and I'll check it out!

New Conference Updates

Business Of Software Europe has been announced for 5 - 6 June 2017, this year in London. Speakers this year include Peldi from Balsamiq Mockups, Kirsten Butzow and Alex Osterwalder.

WWDC is moving!  Apple is shifting the Worldwide Developer Conference to San Jose, on 5 - 9 June.  Ticket sales/lottery begins on March 27... or at least that's the rumour from John Gruber at Daring Fireball.

Revision is happening on 14 - 17 April in Saarbrücken, Germany. Revision is the world's biggest pure Demoscene party, for digital art created only with code. Revision includes a 64kB EXE competition, squeezing incredible art from a file smaller than a Word document.

Microsoft Build is on 10 - 12 May, this year in Seattle. I wonder what MS has up their sleeve after the Surface Studio...

Business Of Software USA has also been announced for 18 - 20 September, once again in Boston for 2017. Speakers this year include Natalie Nagele and Joshua Seiden.

Know a conference that other indies, digital nomads, makers & bootstrappers would like? Let me know at:

Call For Presentations

Location: remote (Birmingham, UK) call for presentations ends on April 8. Location: remote is for freelancers and distributed teams, with talks about cross cultural communication, confessions of homeworkers & getting started with freelancing. The conference is on June 7.

DjangoCon US (Spokane, Washington, USA) call for presentations ends April 10. They're looking for both talks and tutorials for their audience of Python and Django programmers. The conference is on August 13 - 17:

Conference Video Of The Month

Ryan Delk / Gumroad: The Data Behind Successful Product Launches

Ryan Delk presenting his conference talk at Microconf 2014

From Microconf 2014, Ryan Delk shares Gumroad's data on product launches, learned from over $88 million in sales via their platform. Whether you're a musician, writer or software developer, Ryan shares the importance of selling bundles & the exact ratios to price your packages at. (Why sell just an MP3, if your fans will pay 5x more for a pack with instrumental versions, demo versions and a making-of diary?) Ryan also shares the conversion rates Gumroad gets from different social networks - spoiler: maybe don't rely on Show HN for your next app...

What's On Next Month:

Conference dedicated to Apple products, for macOS / iOS developers and tech bloggers.
(20 - 23 March 2017, Yosemite National Park CA, USA)

The world's largest Computer expo.
(20 - 24 March 2017, Hannover, Germany)

Hackathon and talks for iOS developers.
(30 - 31 March 2017, London, UK)

DjangoCon Europe
Five days of Django and Python coding talks in one of Europe's most vibrant and beautiful cities.
(3 - 7 April 2017, Florence, Italy)

For self-funded startups and single founder software companies.
(9 - 13 April 2017, Las Vegas NV, USA)

The world's biggest pure Demoscene party.
(14 - 17 April 2017, Saarbrücken, Germany)

Published March 2017, links updated 21 Sep 2020

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