RailsConf 2008 – Thursday PM

Well, RailsConf has begun. It’s going to be a fun time and I’ll be posting pictures, thoughts, and anything else that comes up throughout the week/end.

I arrived Thursday afternoon and managed to get over to the convention center in time for the Birds of a Feather talks. I sat in on a great discussion about building viable SAAS products and selling them for real profit (as opposed to getting bought by google without ever having a business model). It was incredibly productive and we got pretty in-depth into targeting niche markets and controlling IP ownership (the surprising concensus was that IP ownership isn’t all that important. Ideas are a dime a dozen…implementing them is the critical part). Overall a terrific kickoff for me at Railsconf

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