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.NET Users Group: Contracting and Launching

We have two great speakers for this .NET Users Group Meeting.  We'll hear about the business side of software. Doug Odegaard of intraLogix will be giving us his perspective on software contracting, while Michael FitzGerald will tell his story of launching Submittable.

Software Contracting 101

by Doug Odegaard

Ever thought you wanted to be your own boss and strike out on your own?  Or got tired of that day job and desired to make some money on the side and branch out slowly?  Ever had business or marketing questions you wanted to ask but never had the venue?  Doug is way too busy to blog out the details so come and have a candid conversation over a beer and pizza.  We’ll take this topic whatever direction it needs to go.  And if you have a startup idea but don’t know where to start Doug can share some of the good, bad and ugly things you need to think about.

About Doug

Doug has been working in the software contracting space in Missoula for the last 10 years assisting in the corporate, government and startup realms.  Before that time he travelled internationally for a software company helping customers keep their sanity and or perform damage control when they lost it.

A Brief History of Submittable

by Michael FitzGerald

A brief history of Submittable, pros and cons of launching from Missoula, how we first shipped, how we use social media to market, things I didn't know before becoming a CEO.

About Michael

Michael FitzGerald is a novelist and the co-founder of, the leading cloud-based online submission management system used by 2000+ publishers (Playboy, Tin House, Good Magazine) + organizations to efficiently intake and curate text + media submissions.

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  • Pat K.

    I learned a lot from Doug's and Michael's talks, and nearly as much from chatting with everyone else present. Great job!

    October 15, 2011

  • Nathan S.

    Excellent presentations from both Doug and Michael. Great information presented in a casual setting with Q&A discussions. If you missed this meetup you really did miss out. Many thanks to both Doug and Michael!

    The .NET meetups have easily become my favorite Montana Programmers meetups. Thanks Lace!

    October 14, 2011

  • Lance F.

    Thanks for telling your stories Doug and Michael!

    October 14, 2011

  • nick

    I really enjoyed the insights from both Doug and Michael. Thanks guys

    October 14, 2011

  • Lance F.

    Good news! We were able to add another speaker! Doug is talking about contracting, and Michael Fitzgerald will be talking about launching a startup right here in Missoula.

    October 11, 2011

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Our Sponsors

  • Workiva

    Financial Sponsor of MTP and BSDC 2017

  • Submittable

    Financial Sponsor of MTP and BSDC 2017

  • Xcentric

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  • SoFi

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  • MT Code School

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  • PrintingForLess

    Financial Sponsor of MTP and BSDC 2017

  • onXmaps

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  • Homewood Suites Bozeman

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