Come to OKDG: Tuesday, May 21st, 7:30pm

Hey friends,

This Tuesday, May 21st @ 7:30pm (at the Bike Shop Cafe, Kelowna), I’ll be presenting a talk at OKDG called: Product People: build, launch and sell your own stuff.

Here’s the summary:

If you like to create, you have the potential to build and launch your own products. Come and learn how developers, designers, artists, writers, and business folks are using the web to sell their own software, ebooks, courses, apps, and other digital goods. Justin has interviewed some great product people like Jason Fried 37signals, Amy Hoy Twistori, and Hiten Shah KISSmetrics. Youll learn the secrets behind their success, and how you can get started building something of your own.

I’d love to have my friends from Vernon come out and support me! If you’d like to carpool with me, I’ll probably be leaving around 6pm. You can RSVP for the event here.

Justin Jackson

For more information: Okanagan Developer Group.


People don’t want always want the “better” solution

The technology industry is obsessed with making things better: make it faster, create a better design, add more features, give the user more power. So it’s confusing to us when we build something “better” but customers don’t buy it. How many times have we heard: “I’m building a better Basecamp” or “I’m building a better email client”. These projects get released, but usually don’t get anywhere. Why?

via What the People of Wal-Mart actually want.


How a developer built a product business with $60

My father said, “You should just come back to America and get a good job.” “No, no, this will work. I’m going to invest one video game worth of money in it, so $60, and I will start selling it a week from now.” My dad, who has been in business for 15 years by himself is thinking, “$60 of capital, one week time to market, this is absolutely crazy. Not going to happen.”

via Justin’s podcast: EP05: How Patio11 built a product business (part 1).