Friday, July 30, 2010


Next Saturday (August 7, 2010) is ProductCampAustin.

What is ProductCamp?

In the spirit of BarCamp, ProductCamp is a collaborative, user organized unconference, focused on Product Management and Marketing topics. At ProductCamp there are no "attendees," since everyone participates in some manner: presenting, leading a roundtable discussion, helping with logistics, securing sponsorship, setting up wifi, or volunteering. ProductCamp is a great opportunity for you to learn from, teach to, and network with professionals involved in the Product Management, Marketing, and Development process! From ProductCampAustin experience, it is understood that everyone has something they can teach and everyone has something they can learn.

While the original ProductCamp was in Silicon Valley, California, we in Austin, with inspiration and leadership from Paul Young, think we've done a good job of maintaining that participant-centered, creative and fun style, but are expanding ProductCampAustin into a more comprehensive scope. ProductCampAustin conducts several ongoing event series - the original ProductCamp format, and two Austin originals, ProductPotluckAustin and ProductPartyAustin. Planning is underway for other means of building and serving a following around ProductCampAustin. Call it a brand, community, experience or whatever, ProductCampAustin is "the place" for active, novice and experienced Product Managers and Marketers to develop their craft, learn from each other, network in meaningful ways and have a lot of fun.

I have submitted a possible presentation for ProductCampAustin:

Your Personal Brand Is Tied To Your Company

As an early stage entrepreneur you cannot separate your brand from that of your company. People are watching you and judging your business based on the reputation you bring to the table, and the actions you take along the way. Your network is a key tool to expand the success of your business. Many early stage entrepreneurs and their key team members get so busy working on their product or service that they ignore the people who could help them succeed. All opportunities come from people. Those who do the best job of establishing honest, long-term, and mutually beneficial relationships will find people lined up to help them succeed. But if you do not invest in others, they will not care about helping you.

Have A Great Day.


1 comment:

Josh Duncan said...


I have been to three of the last ProductCamps here in Austin and they have all been full of information and great people. Anyone interested in product management, marketing or entrepreneurship will definitely benefit.

Looking forward to hearing your presentation at
next week!