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The May To-Do List...

* Read the BoS Conference Europe agenda - just released! 
* Submit a Lightning Talk Proposal - closes May 7 
* Brush up your software sales skills - Proven, Honest, Ways to Make Software Sales - Even if you are a Single Developer - new video out now 
* Note the May 15th extended Spring Rate deadline!
The provisional agenda for Business of Software Conference Europe is up - as always, we have selected a group of speakers who we know can tell a great story but more importantly, offer you something that you can take back and put to work in your own company. Let us know what you think.
Have we missed anything?

Two new speakers for BoS Europe this week:
  • Scott Eblen was at Google where he was responsible for all gmail mobile device interfaces. He's also worked at startups before joining Twitter as head of product for Twitter's video offering - did you know this was led out of London, not the US? He will talk about the importance of breaking rules to develop successful product.
  • Simon Jonhson is UK General Manager for one of the world's fastest growing SaaS companies, Freshdesk. You'll learn a lot a lot about the right and wrong ways to set up regional operations from Simon.
Collectively, our speakers, from Deliveroo, Twitter, and Intern Avenue are just a few of the experts who will be gracing our stage this June. Real people sharing real lessons, which you can use in real life.

If you've not booked your ticket yet (or even if you have!), there's still time to apply for a BoS Europe Lightning Talk - but not much! 7 minutes to talk about a topic of your choosing - submit your proposal before May 9, and we'll be picking the best to go ahead in June.

Our scholarships remain open for applications until May 17 - our 4 scholarship places are kindly provided by Balsamiq Mockups and Pragmatic Marketing, and are for those in the early stages of their career or company and who would not otherwise be able to attend. If you're further along the career path but know anyone who might benefit from one of these places, do let them know...

As a reminder of some of the useful skills BoS Europe can help you develop, we've just published a talk from a previous BoS Event, "Proven, Honest, Ways to Make Software Sales - Even if you are a Single Developer", from Steli Efti of We all have to sell in some way, whether it's selling ourselves to new employers, selling our business and technology to funders, or selling software to our customers. Get better at it by taking some of Steli's tips, designed for even the most reluctant "salesperson".

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Thanks for reading. Please drop us a line if you want to suggest speakers, hangout topics or participants.

Mark Littlewood
+ 44 7760 171 929

PS - what's the hot topic on your mind at the moment? We'd love to know...