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Sorry, this is very snarky, but seriously (over)paraphrasing:

``We didn't really have anything to sell until "we rewrote everything [and] made it configurable".

Would you say you could have sold without a rewrite? Did you try and sell before that and fail when the buyer started their due diligence?

We could of sold specific versions for different organizers (we did actually give out 2 versions for free to our first event organizers that are hardcoded as a thank you gesture to them and it is still in use). But we wanted something more flexible to sell to the people that contacted us in the past. We spent 2 weeks, cleaned it all up, and got it ready. At the last minute, we started to speak to someone we met at a conference we were at again that wanted to push it. We worked out a deal for his team take it over, maintain, and support it and the rest is history.

Despite the 300LOC stuff, it's still a really inspiring story. You started with a hack, learned a bunch, wrote some code in two weeks, and sold it for, what sounds like, just over the non-trivial threshold. Good job :-)

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