Become an expert in SaaS technology stacking!

Software as a Service is rapidly becoming the norm for bringing new software to the market. In our 2-day hands-on course on 14 and 15 April 2016, you will build a SaaS technology stack yourself, using online services and open source tools. You will go home with practical tips, advice and actionable to-do’s they can implement in their own stack within days. Prepare yourself for flexible development and rapid experimentations, without stressing out your developers! 

According to IDC (International Data Corporation), 91% of all new software is offered through an 'as a service' model. Although it is pretty well understood how a SaaS model works, thanks to blogs and articles such as http://www.forentrepreneurs.com/saas-metrics-2 or http://christophjanz.blogspot.be/, actually implementing, operating and growing a SaaS business remains a complex endeavour, where success or failure can depend on small things.  

Modern SaaS companies such as Mailchimp or GitHub, build their service by mixing and matching cloud and online services into a technology stack that works for them. A cleverly compiled technology stack helps SaaS companies to increase the speed at which they evolve, while allowing experimentation and scalability. Components of such a tech stack include hosting services, monitoring and analytics, payment services, transactional email, support and ticketing and much more.  

In this 2-day hands-on course, you will build a SaaS technology stack yourself, using a myriad of online services and open source tools. Participants will go home with practical tips, advice and - most importantly - actionable to-do’s they can implement in their own stack within days. In 2 days, you - and a colleague - will build a modern tech stack around a simple MVP (minimal viable product) SaaS product. You will learn how to set up the infrastructure you need to attract, service, support and bill your first customers. 

Under the guidance of seasoned experts, you will combine leading edge web application frameworks, web services and tons of open source libraries to end up with a working piece of software, online, all wired and fired up. You will learn how to instrument your application with user analytics to understand how users are using your product. You will set up automated billing to receive money from your customers. And last but not least, you will take your first steps in lifecycle marketing, an essential skill for each SaaS entrepreneur. 

Interested in attending this unique 2-day event? You can find the programme and all further information in our agenda!