Why These Idiots More Successful Than You

This article is for all of my insanely smart friends.

You’re so damn smart — I’ve told you how awesome I think you and the solutions you’ve built…they’re amazing. You have so many awesome things on your hard drive you built that it would blow the world away if only they knew. You created Facebook before there was Facebook and PayPal before there was PayPal. But recently I’ve heard you ask, “how can this junk software out there be so popular?”…why are all these idiots more successful than me?

I’ll try to do my best to explain to you why…

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Your Guide to Surviving Self-Employed Software Development

As 2013 comes to a wrap I wanted to take a moment to draw out some thoughts from my experiences being self-employed for 5 1/2 years as a user interface developer by trade.

Please keep in mind this article is written specifically for developers.

Use these lessons learned to help you survive self-employed software development.

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Slides, Videos and Articles from 2013

In 2013 I gave 7 talks, 3 videos and wrote 4 external articles (…and tweeted 3,516 times). I spoke at: Fluent Conf Online, JS Day Italy, Minnesota Developer’s Conference, Clockwork JavaScript, MinneBar, MN Web Design and JavaScript MN. Most of the talks I gave were local to Minnesota because my wife and I had our first baby and I want to stay close to home. :-)

Here are the links to the slides, videos and external articles I wrote in 2013…enjoy!

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