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Don't forget, Spring Booking Rate for BoS Europe ends May 3rd!

There's plenty going on in the world and we've curated some of the most interesting stuff we have found to keep you up to speed and on the money. If there's a burning issue we're not covering, let us know - or apply for a Lightning Talk place and hold forth on your chosen topic! Apply here.

BoS Europe - New speaker: Dana Denis-Smith - Human First. Everything Else Comes After 
Dana Denis-Smith, an ex-lawyer and journalist, founded in 2010 to keep City lawyers working flexibly around their family or other personal commitments. ObeliskSupport was named by The Times as one of UK's Top 50 Employers for Women in 2015 and 2016 and Dana was described as "constantly finding new ways to get alternate ways of working accepted... has helped provide a voice of reason in a hotly debated area", and the phenomenal growth of Obelisk Support attests to her hard work and quest for product-market fit. She'll be talking about the challenges of growing successfully, having grown at 100% a year since starting up, and how technology can be used effectively when scaling.

BoS Europe - Scholarships open: Four scholarship places are available to attend the Business of Software (Europe) Conference, held in London from June 5-6. Applications are invited from those newly embarking on a career in the software business, or those in the early stages of the start-up process that might otherwise be unable to attend. Thanks to Balsamiq and Software Promotions for making this possible!

BoS USA - New speaker: Jason Cohen - Creating a Healthier Business through a Healthier Mind
We can manage products and even people, but managing our own minds can be hardest of all. Ironic, since biologically it ought to be the thing we can control most of all. Bad management of the mind results in poor strategic decisions, focussing on the wrong things, and unnecessary negative emotions and stress over what someone said on the Internet, what a competitor did, what an employee did, or how the company evolves away from its roots. Startups are difficult enough and risky enough as it is, even without this added burden. Jason will share his advice on overcoming these challenges with a specific set of tools.

Jason is a fantastic speaker and we're looking forward to welcoming him back to Boston - founder of Smart Bear Software and author of Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review, his style is always refreshing and frank. Watch his "Creating Naked Business" talk from our Bos USA vault for a taste of what to expect. 

BoS USA Archive - Jason Cohen, Creating Naked Business 


Lightning Talks - BoS Europe - Your chance to shine!
Lightning Talks are always a highlight of BoS Conferences and you can submit your idea for a chance to speak at BoS Europe today. Lightning Talks follow a simple format – speakers have 15 slides and 30 seconds per slide to talk about a subject of their choice. Slides advance automatically. Not only will you get to take the stage, you receive a free pass to the conference. More info. Deadline for applications: 9th May

Interesting Stuff Curated for Ridiculously Busy Tech People


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