Shortcuts for Growing your Side-Project

You've heard it before: you're living in an unprecedented time where you have the resources available to learn anything you want online and the inexpensive tools to build a business from the comfort of your own home. The only limit is your passion, creativity, and drive.

Great. Enough rah-rah. Now what?

I've worked for the past five years to take this concept, extract my truth, and put it to the test. In doing so, I built up a side-project that allowed me to quit my full-time job and work on the things I truly want to work on.

In this talk, I share with you what I found to be most helpful along the way so that you can start to focus on the goals and well-being of the one person that truly matters in your career: yourself.

Presented at Leandog during the Cleveland Ruby meetup on April 7, 2016


  • The Magic of Part-Time by Jim Rohn
  • Smartcuts by Shane Snow
  • Iteration illustration by Spotify

Special Thanks

  • Tony Perez - Sucuri
  • Nick Campbell - Greyscalegorilla
  • Drew Little - Red Giant
  • Pat Sullivan - Ryver
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About Dave Kiss
I'm a full-stack developer that started my own business and grew it to a sustainable level over the past few years. I'm happy to share my techniques, results, failures, successes, and ideas with you.