Indie Conference: May 2017
Craft & Commerce, Digital Nomad Conference, Brennan Dunn
This month we've got updates from the Digital Nomad Conference, Craft & Commerce, Laracon, 360|iDev, and a short video from Brennan Dunn.
New Conference Updates
DNX Global, the Digital Nomad conference, is confirmed for September 9 - 10 in Lisbon, Portugal. This year's speakers include Natalie Sisson (The Suitcase Entrepreneur), Taavi Kotka (talking about Estonia's E-Residency program) and Fred Perrotta of Tortuga backpacks, talking about how to build your own physical product - and not just dropship or white label products made by others.
New to the list, Craft & Commerce (23 - 25 June 2017, Boise, ID, USA) is a conference from Nathan Barry and the people at ConvertKit. It's for online entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, and vloggers. Topics include goal setting, content marketing, money and metrics and (of course) selling via email. Speakers this year include Seth Godin and James Clear. There's still introductory pricing for a limited time.
Early bird ticket sales finish on May 31 Laracon Europe, the European conference for programmers using the Laravel PHP framework. Speakers this year include Taylor Otwell (of course), Freek van der Herten and Joe Ferguson.
360|iDev is on again in Denver, Colorado on 13 - 16 August. It's one of the best Mac, iOS and watchOS developer conference for indies. Speakers this year include Dave Wiskus, Jean MacDonald & Janie Clayton.
Know a conference that other indies, digital nomads, makers & bootstrappers would like? Let me know at: https://www.indieconference.com/contact/
Conference Video Of The Month
From Baconbiz 2013, Brennan Dunn gives a quick 15 minute talk full of actionable advice on how he uses email newsletters. Be consistent (don't let your list go cold), don't treat your newsletter like your personal piggy bank. Ask yourself: "if I stripped away all the sales copy, would I still want to read this?" He suggests writing 3x as many educational/informative emails for every sales-focused message. As self conscious as I feel including a video about newsletters in, uhm, a newsletter, this is one of the most useful conference videos I've seen this year.
What's On Next Month:
Business Of Software Europe
Conference for anyone growing or starting a software business.
(5 - 6 June 2017, London, UK)
WWDC: Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
The official Apple conference for Mac & iOS Developers. Tickets to WWDC are now only available via random drawing.
(5 - 9 June 2017, San Jose CA, USA)
Free community-run conference for Mac & iOS developers during WWDC week.
(5 - 8 June 2017, San Jose CA, USA)
For remote workers, freelancers and distributed teams. Talk topics include confessions of homeworkers, cross cultural communication and how to get started in freelancing.
(7 June 2017, Birmingham, UK)
World Domination Summit
A conference for freelancers, bloggers, coaches, digital nomads,
minimalists and anyone who wants to live an unconventional life. (11 - 17 June 2017, Portland, OR, USA)
Double Your Freelancing Conference Europe
Freelancing with a focus on web designers and developers. Held in a Japanese resort and day spa in Sweden.
(16 - 19 June 2017, Stockholm, Sweden)
Craft & Commerce
For online entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, and vloggers. Topics include goal setting, content marketing, money and metrics and selling via email.
(23 - 25 June 2017, Boise ID, USA)