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Raleigh.rb September Presentation

Mark Mzyk | August 26, 2009

Editor’s Note: This post was complete with the exception of some editing before the events of a few days ago, so this post now has some irony behind it.  I’ll have to be sure to put my money where my mouth is.

The Raleigh.rb September meeting is going to be lead by me.  I’ll be presenting on self-marketing.  But in the words of LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow, “But you don’t have to take my word for it.”  We’ll be examining self-marketing through Derek Sivers’ (of CD Baby fame) ebook: How to Call Attention To Your Music.

To entire you further, here is the blurb I wrote for the meetup:

Soft Skills

Let’s go soft. As developers, we get our drive and passion from drinking the hard stuff – code. For most of us, if all we had to do to get where we wanted was to code, that’s all we’d do. It’s never that easy though. Sometimes you have to order the iced tea and skip the beer, because the business man you’re with ordered the iced tea.

Let’s take a step back and look a the soft skills we all need to develop to get us where we want to be in life. We’ll do this by examining Derek Siver’s (Of CD Baby fame) ebook, How to Call Attention to Your Music. What does promoting music have to do with code? You’ll have to come to the Raleigh.rb meetup to find out, but it doesn’t involve the RIAA, that’s guaranteed.

And here is the promotional video that was filmed by Matthew Bass and in which I manage to say the wrong name for Derek Sivers’ ebook:

raleigh.rb (Preview for September, 2009) from Matthew Bass on Vimeo.

I hope to see you there.  The Raleigh.rb meetup page has more information and the event is being held at Red Hat’s Raleigh offices.  I look forward to teaching you something as well as learning something from you.