Bringing bright ideas to life, successfully

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So you have the idea that will make you the next Twitter or Facebook. But how do you actually turn that into a successful service ? What hurdles do you have to take and what pitfalls will you need to avoid ?


Who would have thought putting 140 charachter messages about one’s life online or having a virtual farm game could ever be popular ? Then again, many of us have those weird (but sometimes brilliant) ideas.
But no matter how incredible your ideas might be, getting them launched successfully takes more than writing lots of php code, smacking a sleek design on it and dropping it on a server.
So what does it take ? Where do most ideas crashland and how can you avoid making the same mistakes and transform your ideas into reality ? We’ll look at what steps are needed to make a service successful and sustainable.


ideas, business, insights, step-by-step

Speaking experience

I've been a regular speaker at open source conferences since 2011. Ratings and links (including slides for most talks) for my previous talks can be found via


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    Wim Godden Solutions


    Wim Godden has been working with open source technologies since 1997 and has been involved in open source projects such as OpenX and PHPCompatibility.
    Next to web development, he’s worked with a wide range of technologies (from database clusters to Internet backbone design) and focuses a lot of his time on high-scalability projects and on coaching/training web engineers.