Office Free at SXSW 2016

Office Free at SXSW 2016

Art & Logic is once again trying to be selected to present a panel discussion at next year’s SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin. In 2014, we had a great experience there talking about things we’ve learned about doing estimates for software projects.

This year, we’ve prepared a proposal for a panel to be called “Office Free: Building the Perfect 21st Century Company” that will cover some of the lessons (and anti-patterns) about operating and working in a completely distributed company that we’ve learned over the last 25 years. (more…)

SXSW Wrap-up

Now that I’ve been home for a month, I’m ready to write up my thoughts on my first time attending the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, TX.

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A view from the green room

Art & Logic has had a presence at SXSW before (conveniently, we have a few account managers who live in Austin, so it was easy), but this was the first time that we’ve attended it aggressively. We had a booth on the trade show floor, and took part in a panel discussion on the topic of estimating software projects — (more…)

Thoughts on Estimating Software Projects

Light in Dark StairsAt the moment, I’m sitting at a gate at Newark Airport, waiting to board an extremely delayed flight that will take me to the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, TX, where I’ll be speaking on a panel discussing estimating software projects (“Project Estimation: 3 Firms Light Up the Dark Art”, March 7th, 5PM in the San Jacinto Ballroom). I figured that I’d use this unexpected idle time to capture some of the points that I hope I’ll be able to make.

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