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Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

391 episodes - English - Latest episode: 6 days ago - ★★★★★ - 85 ratings

A podcast about the design, development, and business of great software. Each week thoughtbot's Chad Pytel (CEO) and Lindsey Christensen (CMO) are joined by the people who build and nurture the products we love.

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Marketing - Teikametrics

October 26, 2020 04:15 - 46 minutes - 42.9 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing the day-one origins of marketing there, building your reputation through content marketing, and the efficacy of various content channels. This episode is brought to you by Teamistry (https://link.chtbl.com/teamistry?sid=podcast.giantrobots). Discover stories of teams who work together in new and unexpected ways to achieve remarkable things, on the Teamistry podcast Teikametrics (https://www.teika...

Marketing - Nurse-1-1

October 19, 2020 04:15 - 47 minutes - 43.6 MB

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss the blurry line between marketing, research, & product, committing to branding, acquisition costs, SEO & content marketing, helping to power a new provider platform, and hiring a head of marketing. Nurse-1-1 (https://nurse-1-1.com/) Nurse-1-1 Healthtech Blog (https://nurse-1-1.com/health/blog/) Utilization Management White Paper (https://nurse-1-1.com/health/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Nurse-1-1-Utilization-...

Marketing

October 12, 2020 04:15 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

Chad and Lindsey discuss 'what's in a name' when it comes to branding, where (and where not) to start when you first begin your marketing efforts, and staying engaged with your customers. This episode is brought to you by: Teamistry (https://link.chtbl.com/teamistry?sid=podcast.giantrobots)- Discover stories of teams who work together in new and unexpected ways to achieve remarkable things, on the Teamistry podcast Hover (https://www.hover.com/welcome/GiantRobots): 10% discount on all new pur...

Data - Teikametrics

October 05, 2020 04:15 - 48 minutes - 44 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing trust within the use of data, planning the future with indexed data, a data-science related acquisition, and navigating the world of buzzwords around machine learning. This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots): Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Hover (https://www.hover.com/welcome/Gi...

Data - ShearShare

September 28, 2020 04:15 - 45 minutes - 41.5 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about using data to guide product design, imagining a machine learning recommendation engine, and their experience in Google for Startups Accelerator. This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots): Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Hover (https://www.hover.com/welcome/GiantRobots): 10% discount on all...

Data - Nurse-1-1

September 21, 2020 04:15 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss using data to drive a better customer experience, some of the regulations around data management in healthcare, and advice for health-tech startups. Join us on Sept 24th at 12pm ET for the Your path to digital health startup success (https://thoughtbot.com/events/digital-health-startup-event), a digital health-tech event! This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots): Give S...

Data

September 08, 2020 04:15 - 41 minutes - 37.7 MB

Data drives the world, and so this month we'll be talking about common pitfalls of building a business around data, laying out a tandem roadmap to drive forward both data and product, the importance of insight over raw data, when does it makes sense to reach for machine learning, tooling, and thoughts on the ethics & future legislation of data collection. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots): Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to ...

Fundraising - Nurse-1-1

August 31, 2020 04:15 - 50 minutes - 46.1 MB

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss vetting your investors, his experience with fundraising, maintaining your reputation, his mindset while negotiation with investors, lessons learned while building and funding startups, the importance of establishing a founding team, and involving the team in the fundraising process. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will ...

Fundraising - ShearShare

August 24, 2020 04:15 - 1 hour - 65.6 MB

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, to discuss their acceptance into the first cohort of Google for Startups' Black Founders Accelerator, speaking the language of investors, preparing for series A, how they think about an exit, and equity for the team. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Sh...

Fundraising - Teikametrics

August 17, 2020 04:15 - 42 minutes - 38.7 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, discussing early days of community building online, geography in relation to investors, his history with VC, the importance of relationship building, when & how much money to raise, time investment of a CEO for fundraising, and sharing financials with the team. This episode is brought to you by: ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots): Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open sou...

Fundraising

August 10, 2020 04:15 - 33 minutes - 30.5 MB

This month we'll be talking about all things fundraising! The discussion covers investors vs bootstrapping, crowd-funding, differences between the various levels of fundraising, accelerators, and the expectations of taking venture capital. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Wistia on Giant Robots (https://www.giantrobots.fm/254) Term S...

Work-Life Flow - Nurse-1-1

August 03, 2020 04:15 - 39 minutes - 35.8 MB

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss figuring out the summer and working from home during Covid and beyond, his approach to feature rollout, pings, & to-dos, as well as keeping the team on a unified path, and his personal motivations to keep going. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! Nu...

Work-Life Flow - ShearShare

July 27, 2020 04:15 - 46 minutes - 42.3 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about the offset schedule of the beauty industry, an unexpected source of inspiration, the importance of a routine, and supporting the betterment of their team & community. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! ShearShare (https://shearshare.com/) Your First Mi...

Work-Life Flow - Teikametrics

July 20, 2020 04:15 - 38 minutes - 35.6 MB

Chad and Lindsey catch up with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, as they head into the second half of the year discussing finding balance (especially when you love your work), examining 'what's our role' to make an impact in responding to national and global events, the importance of exercise in his life, and staying engaged with the product even as one's focus shifts more broadly in the company. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobo...

Work-Life Flow

July 13, 2020 04:15 - 37 minutes - 34.2 MB

Lindsey and Chad discuss work-life flow, both in general and during quarantine, their schedules, hobbies, and methods to preserve personal time like time-boxing, prioritization, and calendar blocking. This episode is brought to you by ScoutAPM (https://scoutapm.com/giantrobots). Give Scout a try for free today and Scout will donate $5 to the open source project of your choice when you deploy! We need to stop striving for work-life balance. Here’s why (https://www.fastcompany.com/90308095/why-...

Sales - Nurse-1-1

July 06, 2020 04:15 - 38 minutes - 35.2 MB

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss prioritizing revenue, their revenue models, why sales at their stage is more like business development, and considering your first 'sales' hire. Nurse-1-1 (https://nurse-1-1.com/) Utilization Management White Paper (https://nurse-1-1.com/health/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Nurse-1-1-Utilization-Management-White-Paper-Low-Res.pdf) Michael on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MichaelSheeley) Special Guest: Nurse-1-1.

Sales - ShearShare

June 29, 2020 04:15 - 51 minutes - 46.8 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about all the different forms that sales can take, their revenue model, the importance of personal outreach, and building trust through content marketing. ShearShare (https://shearshare.com/) ShearShare - Build My Business (https://shearshare.com/buildmybusiness/) ShearShare on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shearshare/) Special Guest: ShearShare.

Sales - Teikametrics

June 22, 2020 04:15 - 47 minutes - 43.7 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, about product-led direct-to-consumer as the future of sales, capturing multiple market segments, and sales structure within Teikametrics. Teikametrics (https://www.teikametrics.com/) Facebook Shops (https://www.facebook.com/business/shops) Alasdair on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alasdairmcleanforeman/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Guest: Teikametrics.

Sales

June 15, 2020 04:15 - 35 minutes - 32.3 MB

Chad and Lindsey discuss thoughtbot's ideology around sales, the sales process & cycle, identifying your ideal customers, and fostering real relationships with customers. GitHub is now free for all teams (https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/14/github-is-now-free-for-all-teams/) a16z Podcast (https://a16z.simplecast.com/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots!

367: Securing Opportunity (Shelly Bell)

June 08, 2020 04:15 - 37 minutes - 34.7 MB

We’re pushing out our next episode in the Giant Robots startup series. We want to pause to acknowledge, reflect, and take action against injustices against the black community. thoughtbot stands with the black community. We’re outraged by the systematic racism and violence in the US. George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and too many other members of the black community have lost their lives due to racial injustice. It needs to end. We recogniz...

Communication & Collaboration - Nurse-1-1

June 01, 2020 04:15 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

Chad and Lindsey are joined by Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, to discuss feeling disconnected from the team during quarantine, evaluating for communication skills during the interview process, how communication standards differ in the medical field, and avoiding AI & automation within patient conversations. Nurse-1-1 (https://nurse-1-1.com/) Michael on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MichaelSheeley) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Special Gues...

Communication & Collaboration- ShearShare

May 25, 2020 04:15 - 49 minutes - 45.4 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about being founded as remote company, their communication tools and methodologies, interview process, and messaging implementation. ShearShare (https://shearshare.com/) Notion (https://www.notion.so/) ShearShare Business Learning Portal (https://shearshare.com/buildmybusiness/) ShearShare on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shearshare/) Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Spe...

Communication & Collaboration - Teikametrics

May 18, 2020 04:15 - 47 minutes - 43.1 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, about Teikametrics' guiding principles, Zoom fatigue, rethinking stances on remote work, the value of a peer group, and how retail is adapting during Covid-19. Teikametrics (https://www.teikametrics.com/) Coinbase planning and response to COVID-2019 (https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-planning-and-response-to-covid-2019-d0cb3379bc3e) Amazon '6 Pager' Methodology (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/23/what-jeff-bezos-...

Communication & Collaboration

May 11, 2020 04:15 - 39 minutes - 36.1 MB

Chad and Lindsey discuss thoughtbot's methodology & tools for communication and collaboration, both in general and adapting them to a fully remote workplace, the pros and cons of this new environment, and approaching your work with optimism. This episode is brought to you by ExpressVPN (https://www.expressvpn.com/ROBOTS). Click through to get three months for free. 37 Signals (Now Basecamp) (https://basecamp.com/) thoughtbot Playbook (https://thoughtbot.com/playbook) Being Human in the Abs...

Product Roadmap - Nurse-1-1

May 04, 2020 04:15 - 50 minutes - 46.3 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Michael Sheeley, founder & CEO of Nurse-1-1, on learnings from their launch, challenges of building in the health-tech space, their approach to long-term planning, and the future of medicine in a post COVID-19 world. Nurse-1-1 (https://nurse-1-1.com/) Michael on Giant Robots (https://www.giantrobots.fm/277) Harvard Innovation Labs (https://innovationlabs.harvard.edu/) Zocdoc Partnership (https://www.zocdoc.com/about/news/free-nurse-chat/) Net Promotor Score (NPS) (h...

Product Roadmap - ShearShare

April 27, 2020 04:15 - 50 minutes - 46.5 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, about the history of the platform, how the beauty industry has been impacted by COVID-19, building yourself as a brand that people can trust, and how their product roadmap has adapted to the changing landscape. ShearShare (https://shearshare.com/) ShearShare on Giant Robots (https://www.giantrobots.fm/331) Mentored by Failure (https://amzn.to/2GOxjCe)- Tye Caldwell ShearShare Learning Portal (https://shearshare.com...

Product Roadmap - Teikametrics

April 20, 2020 04:15 - 50 minutes - 46.5 MB

Chad and Lindsey talk with Alasdair McLean-Foreman, CEO & Founder of Teikametrics, about the history of the platform, staying focused on the needs of your customers, shifting product requirements to meet your ideal buyer-personas, and their newly-minted formal product roadmap. This episode is brought to you by ExpressVPN (https://www.expressvpn.com/ROBOTS). Click through to get three months for free. Teikametrics (https://www.teikametrics.com/) Aatish Salvi on Giant Robots (https://www.gian...

Product Roadmaps

April 06, 2020 04:15 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

Chad and Lindsey discuss their experiences around, and the pros and cons of, product road maps. Enroll in our free online-workshop on code audits How to supercharge your Rails application with a code audit (https://info.thoughtbot.com/code-audit-workshop?utm_source=GiantRobots&utm_medium=Podcast) Scott Miller on Giant Robots (https://www.giantrobots.fm/356) Quora Thread (https://www.quora.com/Have-you-ever-seen-companies-make-their-product-roadmap-public-Should-they-ever) on companies with pu...

A Recipe For Disappointment

April 06, 2020 04:15 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

Chad and Lindsey discuss their experiences around, and the pros and cons of, product road maps. Enroll in our free online-workshop on code audits How to supercharge your Rails application with a code audit (https://info.thoughtbot.com/code-audit-workshop?utm_source=GiantRobots&utm_medium=Podcast) Scott Miller on Giant Robots (https://www.giantrobots.fm/356) Quora Thread (https://www.quora.com/Have-you-ever-seen-companies-make-their-product-roadmap-public-Should-they-ever) on companies with pu...

Giant Robots v1

March 30, 2020 04:15 - 18 minutes - 17.5 MB

Chad and Lindsey announce Giant Robots' latest evolution as a long-form startup series, following three startups over the course of a year. Throughout the season we will celebrate the wins, learn from the setbacks, explore how they approach high-concept issues, and truly capture the arc of a year in the life of their startup! Enroll in our free online-workshop on going remote Being Human in the Absence of Humans: A Live Q&A for Product Teams (https://info.thoughtbot.com/being-human-in-the-abs...

357: Sustainable Growth Hacking (Anuj Adhiya)

March 23, 2020 04:15 - 50 minutes - 46.6 MB

Anuj Adhiya, VP of Growth at Jamber, discusses 'growth' vs 'growth hacking', growing value through your north-star metric, A/B testing, and sustainability. This episode is brought to you by ExpressVPN (https://www.expressvpn.com/ROBOTS). Click through to get three months for free. Jamber (https://www.jamber.com/) Growth Hacking For Dummies (https://amzn.to/2TXBm6B) Karen Rubin on Giant Robots (https://www.giantrobots.fm/348) GrowthHackers AMA with Karen Rubin (https://growthhackers.com/amas...

356: Start From the Beginning (Scott Miller)

February 24, 2020 05:15 - 46 minutes - 42.7 MB

Scott Miller, CEO of Dragon Innovation and co-founder of Bolt, discusses building out manufacturing from a prototype, sustainability & environmentalism, and working with thoughtbot to validate a software idea. Dragon Innovation (https://www.dragoninnovation.com/) Bolt (https://bolt.io/) Dragon Standard BOM (https://gsuite.google.com/marketplace/app/dragon_standard_bom/499121254478?pann=cwsdp&hl=en) Halloween Robot v2 (https://www.hackster.io/DragonInnovation/halloween-robot-v2-f0d322) Adruino...

355: The New Hospitality (Maria Loughlin)

February 17, 2020 05:15 - 35 minutes - 32.4 MB

Maria Loughlin, VP of Engineering at Toast, discusses restaurants adaptation to new technology, her approach to building and supporting a team, and providing better business opportunities & education to their clients. Toast (https://pos.toasttab.com/) Toast.org (https://toast.org/) Maria on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MariaLoughlin) See open positions (https://goo.gl/AAazrT) at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots!

354: Securing Opportunity (Shelly Bell)

February 10, 2020 05:15 - 36 minutes - 33.1 MB

Shelly Bell, CEO & Founder of Black Girl Ventures, discusses working to open up your messaging, what makes for a good pitch, and the current state of the investment landscape. Black Girl Ventures (https://www.blackgirlventures.org/) Ragbaby Exchange (http://ragbabyexch.org/) BEACON (https://www.thebeacondc.com/) "Male and Female Entrepreneurs Get Asked Different Questions by VCs — and It Affects How Much Funding They Get" (https://hbr.org/2017/06/male-and-female-entrepreneurs-get-asked-differ...

353: Built off of Hustle (Ashlee Ammons & Kerry Schrader)

February 03, 2020 05:15 - 45 minutes - 41.3 MB

Ashlee Ammons & Kerry Schrader, co-founders of Mixtroz, discuss the pain points in attending networking events, building an app from a non-technical / non-entrepreneurial background, and share some of their personal challenges along the way. Mixtroz (https://www.mixtroz.com/) The Third Wave (https://amzn.to/2vjDY4z)- Steve Case Ashlee on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shemixalot87/) Kerry on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/themillennialplus/) See open positions (https://goo.gl/AAaz...

352: How Stories Are Told (Matt Daniels)

January 27, 2020 05:15 - 39 minutes - 36.5 MB

Matt Daniels, journalist at The Pudding, discusses journalistic editorial funding models, translating ideas through visual communication, their content-creation processes, and measuring 'success' in creative work. The Pudding (https://pudding.cool/) Polygraph (http://polygraph.cool/) Shape Up (https://basecamp.com/shapeup)- Basecamp Shangri-La (recording studio) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangri-La_(recording_studio)) Holacracy (https://www.holacracy.org/) Editorial Data Viz Lunch 'n Lea...

351: The Forecast Calls For Goals

January 21, 2020 05:15 - 37 minutes - 34.6 MB

Chad & Lindsey welcome in the new year at thoughtbot, discussing actually having a budget, setting corporate goals, and the rise and fall of 'Use Your Best Judgement' as thoughtbot's principle zero. OKR Framework (https://objectives-key-results.com/) OGSM Framework (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OGSM) Health Tech Workshop (https://info.thoughtbot.com/building-compliant-health-tech-products-recording): How to stay agile when building compliant health tech products Traction: Get a Grip on Your ...

350: Beyond Transit (Tiffany Chu)

January 13, 2020 05:00 - 31 minutes - 29.2 MB

Tiffany Chu, CEO of Remix, discusses the different entities involved in transportation initiatives, pivoting to service an unanticipated user-group, and utilizing open-source in civic tech. Remix OpenStreetMap Tiffany on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

349: Better Information (Lokesh Dani)

January 06, 2020 05:00 - 34 minutes - 31.3 MB

Lokesh Dani, founder of Xopolis, discusses researching the future of work, democratizing opportunity in the labor market, and focusing on the user experience. Xopolis NSF Innovation Corps Lokesh on LinkedIn See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

348: Tailor to the Experience (Karen Rubin)

December 30, 2019 05:00 - 44 minutes - 41 MB

Karen Rubin, CRO at Owl Labs, discusses embracing playful aspects of your product, tailoring their marketing focus, managing growth in a B2B e-commerce company, the landscape of remote work, the complexities of building and selling a physical product, lessons learned from launching products at Hubspot, and building a team with strong female leadership. Owl Labs Owl as a Bat The Company Culture Cookbook Karen on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

347: Deliver Better Services (Robin Carnahan)

December 09, 2019 05:00 - 29 minutes - 26.6 MB

Robin Carnahan, Director of State & Local Practice at 18F, discusses introducing tech into government as the Missouri Secretary of State, facilitating tech-education within the federal government, and the types of needs to which 18F responds. 18F login.gov cloud.gov LaunchCode Robin on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

346: Empower Users (Geoff DiMasi)

December 02, 2019 05:00 - 41 minutes - 37.6 MB

Geoff DiMasi, founder of Punk Ave. & Apostrophe, discusses his drive to build a CMS, balancing maintaining a service company while building a product (as well as the thought-process of spinning out a product into its own company), the Philadelphia tech-scene, and transitioning to a remote company. ApostropheCMS Apostrophe Open Source Open Source at thoughtbot Upcase Objectives and Key Results(OKR) System Indy Hall Coworking Space JAMstack Headless CMS Geoff on Twitter See open posi...

346: Empower Users (Geoff DiMasi)

December 02, 2019 05:00 - 41 minutes - 37.6 MB

Geoff DiMasi, founder of Punk Ave. & Apostrophe, discusses his drive to build a CMS, balancing maintaining a service company while building a product (as well as the thought-process of spinning out a product into its own company), the Philadelphia tech-scene, and transitioning to a remote company. ApostropheCMS Apostrophe Open Source Open Source at thoughtbot Upcase Objectives and Key Results(OKR) System Indy Hall Coworking Space JAMstack Headless CMS Geoff on Twitter See open posi...

346: Empower Users (Geoff DiMasi)

December 02, 2019 05:00 - 41 minutes - 37.6 MB

Geoff DiMasi, founder of Punk Ave. & Apostrophe, discusses his drive to build a CMS, balancing maintaining a service company while building a product (as well as the thought-process of spinning out a product into its own company), the Philadelphia tech-scene, and transitioning to a remote company. ApostropheCMS Apostrophe Open Source Open Source at thoughtbot Upcase Objectives and Key Results(OKR) System Indy Hall Coworking Space JAMstack Headless CMS Geoff on Twitter See open posi...

346: Empower Users (Geoff DiMasi)

December 02, 2019 05:00 - 41 minutes - 37.6 MB

Geoff DiMasi, founder of Punk Ave. & Apostrophe, discusses his drive to build a CMS, balancing maintaining a service company while building a product (as well as the thought-process of spinning out a product into its own company), the Philadelphia tech-scene, and transitioning to a remote company. ApostropheCMS Apostrophe Open Source Open Source at thoughtbot Upcase Objectives and Key Results(OKR) System Indy Hall Coworking Space JAMstack Headless CMS Geoff on Twitter See open posi...

345: Conviction in the Problem (Alex Cornell)

November 25, 2019 05:00 - 43 minutes - 39.4 MB

Alex Cornell, co-founder of Cocoon, discusses opportunity cost, prototyping methodology, having design skills as a founder, designing for intuition, and being invested in the problem you want to solve. Cocoon Notion Origami Prototyping Apply to Y Combinator Alex on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

344: Facilitating Innovation (Heather Ames)

November 18, 2019 05:00 - 32 minutes - 29.7 MB

Heather Ames, co-founder and COO of Neurala, discusses automated visual-inspection, balancing research with deployment, the challenges of productizing AI, and finding the right product/customer fit. Neurala Brain Builder Heather on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

343: A True Movement (Pariss Athena)

November 04, 2019 05:00 - 27 minutes - 25.4 MB

Pariss Athena, Hiring & Product Team Member at G2i, creator of #BlackTechTwitter, and founder of Black Tech Pipeline, shares her journey from never hearing about code to viral awareness campaign creator, as well as discusses visibility, finding value on twitter, and life online with thousands of followers. Resilient Coders The Tweet that started #BlackTechTwitter "Hannibal Buress Is Building An Arts And Technology Center For The Future Masterminds Of The West Side" Black Tech Pipeline P...

342: The People Stuff (Jennifer Dary)

October 28, 2019 04:00 - 45 minutes - 41.5 MB

Jennifer Dary, founder of Plucky, rejoins the podcast to discuss the rarity of listening, what it feels like to have a six year-old company, and conducts a 1:1 for managers with Lindsey & Chad. Plucky Jennifer on Giant Robots ep 270 Executive Coach or Therapist? 1:1 Manager Pack 'So Now You're a Manager' Training D&D Online Plucky Newsletter Jennifer on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

341: From Survival to Growth (David Kaplan)

October 21, 2019 04:00 - 36 minutes - 33.6 MB

David Kaplan, head of engineering at Policygenius, discusses joining an established company in a leadership role, factors for long-term success, choosing Flutter over React Native, and challenging assumptions when building out an MVP. Policygenius Flutter vs. React Native David on LinkedIn See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

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Seth Godin
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Camille Fournier
1 Episode
Eric Normand
1 Episode
Nadia Odunayo
1 Episode
Saron Yitbarek
1 Episode
Sean Griffin
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