Indie Hackers Vancouver November Meeting Notes 2019
Thanks for joining us on November 20, 2019 for another Indie Hackers Vancouver meetup!
💎 Sponsors 💎
Venue generiously provided by:
DevHub / Lighhouse Labs
Snacks for November & December meetups are provided by:
⚡️ Lightning Talks / Discussions ⚡️
Podcasting Primer & Demo of Reaper (Recording Software)
Presented by Stefanni & Thiago, who host hexdevs
🗣 Group Discussion Topics 🗣
1. How to get free PR for your startup/project
Quotes from discussion:
- “Just ask for it.”
- “Find a blog or other resource and ask to be featured”
- “Be a guest on a podcast”
- Haro - HARO provides journalists with a robust database of sources for upcoming stories and daily opportunities for sources to secure valuable media coverage.
- Twitter #PRRequest
- Twitter #Journorequest
- Muckruck (paid)
- Gorcana (paid)
2. Getting first customers for SaaS
Quotes & ideas shared:
- Do things that don’t scale.
- Have one-on-one meetings, sales calls, etc with potential clients.
- Identify your ideal clients and invite them to a paid dinner & networking event. Use this opportunity to have 1-on-1 conversations, ask questions, and make sales. It’s an expensive streategy, but it might work well.
3. How to have/host an EPIC X-Mas Business Networking party
[Sorry, I didn’t capture these responses]
Jetbrains Software Raffle
Congratulations to Max for winning the Jetbrains raffle.
Jetbrains has generously provided a 1-year license for any of the following Jetbrain Apps: AppCode, CLion, DataGrip, GoLand, IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, PhpStorm, PyCharm, ReSharper, ReSharper C++, ReSharper Ultimate, ReSharper Ultimate + Rider Pack, Rider, RubyMine, or WebStorm.
Join us next month for another chance to win!