Marketing your Open Source Project on a Shoestring Budget

Location: Portland 255
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  • What is marketing? Determining your audience: markets and segments Tuning your message to your market Advertising: not evil, just letting people know you exist
  • coding challenges & contests simple, cheap, and fun. trival prizes: 20$ gift cert, tshirts giving prizes overseas recognition is the most important thing!

working with the press (& non-press) learn how to write a press release. something copy and pasteable. submission to editors of relevant publications digg, reddit, and other automated services writing articles twitter, facebook, and other social networking tools

blogging always have something new to announce. new release, contest, challenge, etc. style and frequency cross-site blogging

conferences writing an informative talk that isn’t a vendor pitch always bring free stuff

  • thinking outside the box get some cheap & fun business cards email signatures stickers & tshirts throw a party partner with a sponsor

Conclusion where to learn more good resources

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Joshua Marinacci


Ask me about HTML Canvas, mobile apps, and visual design. Or 3D printing and wearable computing. Or just ask me to rant about Java.

Josh Marinacci is a blogger and co-author of “Swing Hacks” and “Building Mobile Apps with Java” for O’Reilly. He is currently a researcher for Nokia.

He previously worked on webOS at Palm and JavaFX, Swing, NetBeans, and the Java Store at Sun Microsystems.

Josh lives in Eugene, Oregon and is passionate about open source technology & great user experiences.

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