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Indiedotes Podcast

40 episodes - English - Latest episode: over 2 years ago - ★★★★★ - 1 rating

Stories of indie creators

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Episodes

Episode 40: Lynn Fisher

July 08, 2018 21:24 - 55 minutes - 76.7 MB

Artist, web designer Lynn Fisher is a serial creator. Her projects include: A Single Div, AirportCod.es and Why.AZ among others. Lynn specializes in light-hearted projects. Lynn shares why she started A Single Div, why she loves using constraints for her creative projects and why she finds CSS an expressive medium to experiment with.

Episode 39: Kate Ray

May 21, 2018 01:07 - 47 minutes - 66 MB

Shares her experience of working on Crying in Public, a community-based map based in New York City. The project was one of her more technically complicated ones. We talked about the aspect of the project she focused on the most, getting labeled as “offensive content” by Facebook’s API, how she knew she was on the right path when designing the project, the unifying element for all her side projects, how she determined when to launch Crying in Public, and her working style.

Episode 38: Avdi Grimm

May 08, 2018 01:07 - 44 minutes - 62.1 MB

The creator of the popular series Ruby Tapas and MOOM shares how he determined what to delegate, the importance of taste when creating something, how he determines pricing of a product and how he markets is products.

Episode 37: Leah Culver

April 30, 2018 22:50 - 1 minute - 91.5 MB

Leah Culver talks about building Breaker, iOS app focused on podcast discovery. She shared the one test she uses to know when it’s time to bring in others, the approach they took to get users, how she picked Erik Berlin to work with, the two week product process they use to build features, how to determine what tasks to give to others vs trying to do it all yourself.

Episode 36: Sean Griffin

April 24, 2018 05:12 - 56 minutes - 77.5 MB

Sean Griffin talks about why he writes detailed commit messages, how the Diesel core team was formed, how he grew the community and how he decided what features to put into Diesel 1.0

Episode 35: Elizabeth Narramore

March 22, 2018 01:26 - 50 minutes - 70.4 MB

Building a photography community site

Episode 34: Tracy Osborn

March 13, 2018 16:22 - 57 minutes - 79.3 MB

How to run a successful kickstarter, why you might choose to self-publish your book and the downsides of using Amazon for self-publishing

Episode 33: Seth Louey

March 06, 2018 17:47 - 46 minutes - 65 MB

Seth shares: his advice for launching on ProductHunt, why Botlist’s launch was so successful, how the site makes money and why Botlist transitioned from a directory to a community

Episode 32: Brian Hogan

February 27, 2018 17:41 - 49 minutes - 67.8 MB

The creator of Codecaster on creating a product to solve your own problem, why he built it in a language he’d never used before and the features he shipped in the beta version.

Episode 31: Andy Croll

February 20, 2018 13:33 - 56 minutes - 77.9 MB

Software developer Andy Croll on the impermanence of software, how closing down a project helped him figure out his technological preferences and helped his career.

Episode 30: Robby Russell

February 15, 2018 14:06 - 52 minutes - 72.9 MB

The creator of Oh My Zsh talks about his popular open source project, how a rescinded verbal job offer changed the course of his career and the legacy he wants to leave.

Episode 29: Lara Hogan

February 06, 2018 15:41 - 49 minutes - 68.5 MB

The process of writing a book including the writing routine, the role of feedback and how she figured out the angle of her book.

Episode 28: Ryan Luikens

January 30, 2018 03:30 - 37 minutes - 52 MB

An illustrator with a day job, Ryan shares how he wrote his first picture book in two weeks, how he creates minimum viable habits and his creation process.

Episode 27: Eric Holscher

January 23, 2018 17:10 - 42 minutes - 58.2 MB

An upfront conversation about how he settled on a business model and developed ethical advertising standards.

Episode 26: Lynne Tye

January 16, 2018 02:01 - 59 minutes - 82.7 MB

The creator shares why she created {key : values}, how she was able to go full time, what to do after launch and how to keep driving traffic.

Episode 25: Vaidehi Joshi

January 08, 2018 23:34 - 1 minute - 84.7 MB

How a job interview inspired Vaidehi to understand Conway’s Game of Life and other computer science problems by creating a weekly series, basecs.

Episode 24: Jake Sutton

December 13, 2017 00:59 - 56 minutes - 52 MB

Side projects as a means of exploring different types of media

Episode 23: Justin Weiss

December 05, 2017 02:05 - 43 minutes - 40.1 MB

Learning to be a manager for the first time, how he knew when it was time to make a change, the question he asked himself to get back happiness in his career and how open source helped him get a new role.

Episode 22: Andrew Nesbitt

November 29, 2017 01:25 - 53 minutes - 73 MB

Podcast RSS Show Notes: Andrew Nesbitt, creator of Libraries.io,  Dependency CI and 24 Pull Requests, cares deeply about solving the problems of discoverability and sustainability in open source. He created Libraries.io to help developers find new open source libraries, modules, frameworks, and keep track of the ones they depend on. “You are not your code.” We talk about Libraries.io, which has indexed 30 million open source projects. Our discussion covers the trouble of single points o...

Episode 21: Michael Eaton

November 21, 2017 02:37 - 49 minutes - 67.5 MB

Behind the scenes look at how the conference was named, how one talk changed the course of the conference and what it really take to run a conference.

Episode 20: Anne Gentle

November 15, 2017 14:37 - 50 minutes - 45.9 MB

How Writing Docs Like Code helped Anne Gentle experiment with the full product management cycle.

Episode 19: Zed Shaw

November 07, 2017 21:14 - 45 minutes - 62.7 MB

Software developer and author Zed Shaw shares why he started charging for Learn Python the Hard Way and the challenges of making money in open source software.

Episode 18: Carla Hackett

October 31, 2017 23:19 - 49 minutes - 45.5 MB

Calligrapher and hand-letterer Carla Hackett shares her journey translating an in-person workshop into a paid online course.

Episode 17: Kim Goulbourne

October 25, 2017 00:47 - 44 minutes - 41.1 MB

Kim Goulbourne talks about how she lowered your out-of-pocket expenses through sales and sponsorships and how she plans to build more marketing into her schedule in the future and what she learned.

Episode 16: Matt Wynne

October 18, 2017 02:02 - 54 minutes - 49.8 MB

Creating Cucumber Pro, a boot-strapped product, how to ask the right questions and how to avoid building something your customers don't need.

Episode 15: Nadia Odunayo

October 10, 2017 01:59 - 55 minutes - 50.8 MB

How actionable feedback can transform your performance, what to do if you're stagnant when learning something new and how to know when to quit.

Episode 14: Jenn Schiffer

October 03, 2017 02:08 - 53 minutes - 49.1 MB

Creating products like make8bitart.com and glitch.com to lower the barrier to get new people into programming.

Episode 13: Sumi Tonooka

September 26, 2017 02:40 - 45 minutes - 41.3 MB

Composer and jazz pianist Sumi Tonooka on why constraint can be good and the creative process of creating For Malala

Episode 12: Owen Williams

September 19, 2017 00:36 - 57 minutes - 79 MB

Developer and journalist Owen Williams talks about building Charged, his popular tech news newsletter.

Episode 11: Seb Rose

September 11, 2017 23:39 - 42 minutes - 38.9 MB

Software developer Seb Rose talks about the twists and turns of his professional life and how he came to land at Cucumber Ltd.

Episode 10: Kinsey Ann Durham

September 04, 2017 23:18 - 44 minutes - 41.1 MB

How software developer got into fly fishing to her avoid burnout.

Episode 9: Richard Schneeman

August 29, 2017 01:16 - 59 minutes - 54.5 MB

Richard Schneeman shares how he balanced between building features and marketing his site, Code Triage.

Episode 8: Bobbilee Hartman

August 22, 2017 01:49 - 53 minutes - 49.1 MB

Why your mindset and trusting yourself matters in creative projects.

Episode 7: Mike Perham

August 15, 2017 01:59 - 45 minutes - 41.2 MB

Sidekiq creator Mike Perham talks about how he build a sustainble business model on top of an open source project.

Episode 6: Saron Yitbarek

August 08, 2017 02:51 - 1 hour - 55.5 MB

Saron Yitbarek talks about crafting an experience at her first conference, Codeland.

Episode 5: Jim Gay

August 01, 2017 02:03 - 52 minutes - 48 MB

Getting a habit back on track

Episode 4: Femke van Schoonhoven

July 25, 2017 01:57 - 47 minutes - 43.8 MB

Design Life FM podcast host and graphic designer Femke van Schoonhoven talks about collaborating on side projects.

Episode 3: Matt Kirk

July 18, 2017 00:48 - 52 minutes - 47.7 MB

Machine learning expert and author Matt Kirk shares his experience of writing two technical books.

Episode 2: John Bafford

July 11, 2017 03:02 - 56 minutes - 51.4 MB

What happens when you have a career failure? What do you do next? For John Bafford that meant hiking the Appalachian Trail, and a new path in his career and life.

Episode 1: Chris Parsons

July 04, 2017 19:55 - 40 minutes - 37.4 MB

Independent Game Developer Chris Parsons talks about doing a Kickstarter Campaign for a video game.

Guests

Andrew Nesbitt
1 Episode
Avdi Grimm
1 Episode
Nadia Odunayo
1 Episode
Saron Yitbarek
1 Episode
Sean Griffin
1 Episode
Vaidehi Joshi
1 Episode

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