Entrepreneurs Unpluggd seeks to create an intimate, engaging environment for entrepreneurs to learn actual lessons from actual experiences.
Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.
Why does the word “algorithms” convey such a sense of musty dustiness? It doesn’t have to! Implementing algorithms can be a fantastic way to grow your craft, practice programming idioms and patters, learn new programming languages, and just generally have a good time! Come learn how to generate, navigate, and solve MAZES in a variety of ways. Be prepared to drink from a firehose as I walk (run?) through eleven maze generation algorithms and several ways to solve mazes, in just 45 minutes! You’ll never think of algorithms the same way again.
Ryan walks through the steps of creating a web app including modeling, sketching, HTML, Photoshop explorations, and moving from static mockups to live running code. Each step is illustrated with a real example, including some live sketching and live HTML. He gives a sense of how the team at 37signals thinks about apps, as a stack of different levels that we can iterate on individually.
|Event||Chicago Creative Mornings|
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! You can currently join us in New York, Zurich, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and many, many more.
|Date||November 14, 2010|
|Event||Web Expo Prague|
|Location||Prague, Czech Republic|
UI design involves more than wireframes, Photoshop and HTML. Ryan will demonstrate how UI design runs through an entire project from initial concept and modeling to sketches, HTML mockups, and final running code.
Jason Fried is the Co-Founder and President of 37signals, a Chicago company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary.
|Date||September 4, 2011|
In this Q&A David Heinemeier Hansson will share his insight on how to create a radically more agile, open and customer oriented organization. Sharing thoughts from his provocative book Rework, David will touch upon how to unlearn your MBA, avoid “toxic meeting” and get rid of an destructive ASAP culture.
|Date||September 11, 2010|
|Event||Windy City Rails|
What happens when designers have an idea to change a feature that is already built? The first half of the talk walks through an example of designing on an existing app, and the second half looks at the process between design and development that is necessary to implement changes in the design.
Jason Fried talks about what he’s learned at 37signals over the years. He takes down a few popular myths in the business world—such as entrepreneurs should “Fail early and fail often”. He also highlights things that we can learn from more established businesses such as the lumber industry. His talk is followed by a Q&A with the audience.
|Date||April 19, 2008|
David Heinemeier Hansson discusses the secret of making money online: charge for your products.
|Date||November 13, 2009|
|Event||University of Chicago Entrepreneurship Class|
Jason Fried is interviewed by two university professors and takes questions from MBA students at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
|Date||March 6, 2009|
David Heinemeier Hansson discusses the prospects of starting a business in “The Real World”. David explains that “The Real World” is filled with naysayers that say your idea won’t work. The first thing that an entrepreneur should do is ignore “The Real World”. David takes down the many myths of “The Real World” while sharing his successes in the face of all the naysayers.
Jason Fried asks how the technology industry make money from byproducts. He questions the idea that “Free” is the future of the Web business. He also suggests that entrepreneurs focus on learning from past successes rather than past mistakes.
Ryan Singer talks about specific techniques on crafting clear user interfaces. He challenges the audience to abandon the term “Usability” but rather thinking about interfaces in terms of clarity, making things easy, fast and fun. Ryan approaches interface design by first focusing on the Screen, then the Flow, and finally the Language.
|Date||October 16, 2008|
|Event||Business Innovation Factory|
|Location||Providence, Rhode Island|
Jason Fried talks about how chefs and the food industry have inspired his approach to marketing software products. Chefs teach audiences how to cook in order to build their brands and sell products. He challenges the audience to share what they know in order to benefit their businesses.
|Date||September 12, 2009|
|Event||Windy City Rails|
Ryan explains the key concepts you should understand to design and implement UI for your apps. He covers screen-level details like language and visual techniques as well as deeper topics like modeling and best practices for coding templates and helpers.
Jeremy gives an overview of things to come in Rails 3 and Ruby 1.9. He also opines on the relationships between the Ruby and the Rails community.
|Date||October 14, 2008|
|Event||Business of Software|
Jason Fried talks about how 37signals approaches the business of building software. He advocates working on shorter projects, getting rid of functional specification documents, and the idea that all decisions are temporary. His talk is followed by a Q&A with the audience.
In 1964 architect Christopher Alexander introduced a new way of thinking about design in his book Notes on the Synthesis of Form. Since then, Alexander’s ideas are often cited but rarely applied or explained. Here, Ryan Singer explains the core ideas behind Alexander’s approach and demonstrates how 37signals applies those ideas.
|Date||August 14, 2008|
David Heinemeier Hansson, interviewed by Timothy O'Brien, talks about Chicago—37signals’ home base— and how the Rails culture and community is evolving. David also discusses Agile and some of the technologies that are catching his attention.
Ryan Singer talks about 10 different ways to make sign-up forms better.
|Date||October 26, 2007|
David Heinemeier Hansson talks about Ruby on Rails and where the framework is headed.
|Date||June 20, 2006|
|Event||Collaborative Tech Conference|
Jason Fried talks about what 37signals has learned over the years about collaboration and working together. He doesn’t offer any software solutions. Instead he proposes some rather unconventional ways in which to work together better.