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Tuesday, March 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Work Sucks, but Your RFP Doesn't Have To

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Imagine you want to buy a car. A good car that will be fast, reliable and will last a while. So you ask several car shops to send you a 20 page document describing the car and its many benefits, then you base your car purchase on the best written document. That's what an RFP is. It's like shopping for a car without test driving. Why would you want to commit to a nice set of wheels before taking it out for a spin?
Using RFPs to select vendors makes as much sense as shopping for a car blindfolded. If you're looking for creative solutions, why use a process that removes creativity? Proposals only tell you how good a vendor is at writing proposals. The No RFPs movement, started on the heels of SXSW 2012, is continuing to catch on. Our industry needs a breath of fresh air, a new solution.
Join us as we continue to develop an approach that is more human and approachable, a process that treats developers and designers like creative professionals, but still meets client requirements.
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Zach Chandler

Web StrategistStanford UniversityI am part of the Drupal revolution in Higher Ed, and I straddle academia, business, and technology, with skills in each area. Co-founder of the Stanford Open Source Lab, and, well, lots of other stuff. (Starting things is fun!)
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Todd Nienkerk

Partner and Digital StrategistFour KitchensDigital strategist, web consultant, and open-source advocate at Four Kitchens in Austin, Texas. Interested in media, publishing, education, non-profit, and social justice. Born in a subterranean cave in the future.
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Joe Rinaldi

Business Dev DirHappy Cog

Julienne Vanderziel

DirectorThe University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday March 12, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC

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