Indie Conference: June 2018

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Freelance Conference, /dev/world, Laracon EU

This month we've got updates from FreeCon (The Freelance Conference), /dev/world, Laracon EU, and a video from Karine Wolwart.

Conference Updates

/dev/world is on 26 - 28 August in Melbourne, Australia. It's a conference for Apple developers (macOS, iOS & watchOS) and run by RMIT University. This year's keynote talks are by Quentin Zervaas (indie creator of TransitTimes & Streaks for Apple Watch) and Michael Shaw of Savage (makers of Procreate). There's even a session on "How to build your own Synthesizer". Early bird tickets are available until July 20.

Assembly Summer is on 2 - 5 August in Helsinki, Finland. Assembly is the world's longest running "demoscene" event, and hosts competitions for the best real-time computer generated animation (aka demos), digital music, game development, graphics and even short films.

Tickets for Freecon: The Freelance Conferencego on sale July 1. The conference is on 10 - 14 September in Austin, Texas. In 2018, there will be separate days for technology & tools, freelance business skills, games & socializing and a 2-day Unconference program.

Laracon EU is happening again in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 29 - 31 August. It's the European conference for Laravel PHP developers. Speakers include Taylor Otwell, Margaret Staples and Frank de Jonge.

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

Conference Video Of The Month

Karine Wolwart: Amplifying Your Art

Karine Wolwart at Small Is Beautiful 2014

A different video this month! From Small Is Beautiful 2014, Karine Wolwart is a singer & composer and discusses the micro-business aspects of being a musician. But rather than use corporate business language, she uses folksy phrases & compares everything in her business to birds & bird life. If you're sick of "synergistic growth hackers creating value thru lead generation", you might find this video a nice change. She talks about simplifying everything in her business to keep things manageable & enjoyable & profitable. And when it comes to profitability, she also mentions avoiding gear acquisition syndrome, the compulsion to always buy the latest new thing...

Call For Presentations

FreeCon: The Freelancers Conference call for presentations closes July 15. They are looking for interactive workshops, panels, campfire chats and interactive presentations for their audience of both experienced and beginner freelancers. The conference will be held on 10 - 14 September in Austin, Texas.

Want some tips for getting your talk accepted? The folks at Business Of Software have written an excellent guide to what conference organizers look for.

What's On Next Month

World Domination Summit
(26 June - 2 July 2018, Portland OR, USA)
For freelancers, digital nomads and anyone who living an unconventional life.

Craft & Commerce
(29 June - 2 July 2018, Boise ID, USA)
For online entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, and vloggers.

Laracon US
(25 - 26 July 2018, New York, NY, USA)
Dedicated to the Laravel PHP programming framework.

TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) Europe
(26 - 28 July 2018, Ostrava, Czechia)
European version of the world's largest conference for travel bloggers, writers and travel industry people working with social media.

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