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Got couple of books: “Programming Amazon Web Services: S3, EC2, SQS, FPS, and SimpleDB” by James Murty and “Host Your Web Site In The Cloud: Amazon Web Services Made Easy: Amazon EC2 Made Easy” by Jeff Barr. Reading.
Got book “Effective Java” by Joshua Bloch. Reading
Got book: Test Driven. Practical TDD and ATTD for Java Developers by Lasse Koskela. Reading.
In spite of Indian colors, content is sometimes good. One thing I liked best – Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you are right.
Steven Blank, the father of Customer Development Methodology and author of bestseller “The Four Step to the Epiphany”, posted topic about Creating Successful startup, which have slides combining customer development and business model generation. I recommend to read.
I’ve found several emerging non-profit organizations boosting startups over weekends. Generally they invite entrepreneurs, mentors and investors.
Many have similar agenda and goal of building MVP during fixed time (about 50 hours).
Example of Agenda from http://chicago.theleanstartupmachine.com/
Friday, November 5
Saturday, November 6
- 8:30am — Breakfast is served (Ramen Noodles). This day is all about customer development
- 10 — Teams split into Problem group & Solution group. Problem group gets out of building to talk to customers. Solution group starts spec’ing MVP, building the website, copy, & prototype
- 6 — Dinner (Ramen Noodles)
- …Work through the night
Sunday, November 7
- 8:30am — Breakfast
- 10 — Teams should have a working prototype to showcase.
- 12 — Eat lunch while you work, teams prepare final presentation on what they’ve learned
- 3 — Judges takes their seats. Special guests say a few words. Final presentations begin.
- 4:30 — Winners Announced & Prizes Awarded!