Speaker: Shawn McCool
Shawn McCool is the co-founder of the web-agency Big Name and Co-organizer of the Laracon EU conference. He is an active member in the Laravel community, seeking to assist individuals with growing into object-oriented programming and design.

Talk: "When Programmers Start a Business"
After years of being frustrated with software project mismanagement, Shawn (with designer Justin Seiter) decided to put his money where his mouth was and began the company Big Name.

After 3 years, Big Name has come into its own. However, much turbulence had to be overcome in order to find stability.

This talk is about the lessons learned by a programmer and a designer as they sought to build a rational business in the web-application industry.

19:30 - 20:00: Welcome drinks
20:00 - 21:00: Talk by Shawn McCool "When Programmers Start a Business "
21:00 - 23:00: Social & drinks