Podcast Episode 80 – @Clubhouse and Developer Focus with Kurt Schrader (@Kurt) and Mitch Wainer (@MitchWainer)
The team from Clubhouse.io (https://clubhouse.io) join me to chat about their approach to bringing a developer-focused experience with their platform. This is a great discussion that talks much deeper on how being in what some may view as a crowded market is actually not crowded when you differentiate and provide distinct and focused products. Big thanks to Kurt Schrader (https://twitter.com/kurt) and Mitch Wainer (https://twitter.com/MitchWainer) for sharing their insights and experiences.
Virtual Design Master – Episode 1 Recap – “The Idea”
Virtual Design Master Season 6 has begin with a fun twist this year! We launched the first of four webinars in an educational series that will end up with a super exciting opportunity to be a part of a 24 hour virtual hackathon that is happening in August.
I was joined on the livestream by Virtual Design Master co-creator, Angelo Luciani (https://virtuwise.com) and as always this Hackathon-focused series also features the creative drive of Melissa Wright (https://vmiss.net). The 2019 event series is aimed at making the hackathon experience more “Ops-friendly” which has been a challenge in many events that I’ve been a part of in the past.
Episode 1 On-Demand Video
Watch the replay of the live webinar below which is all about how to come up with an effective hackathon (or startup) idea, and examples of working ideas that have been effective and fun to build at previous Hackathons.
As always, drop in a comment and make sure to follow my YouTube for Virtual Design Master and much more! There will also be a Team Virtual Design Master group at VMworld for the hackathon which I’m leading and there are so many opportunities to be a part of the VDM Hackathon as everything from an observer to an active participant or even a volunteer!
The registration is open for Episode 2 (July 11, 2019), Episode 3 (July 18, 2019), and Episode 4 (July 25, 2019) already so jump on in and get set up to see the live sessions. Each webinar is also streamed to the YouTube channel and available on demand.
Webinar Registration Links
Episode 2 – Building the Team
Episode 3 – Product Management for Hackathons
Episode 4 – Getting Ready and Pitching your Idea
Podcast Episode 79 – Kickstarting your Business and Ideas with James Olander – @TheRoostStand
James Olander is the founder and designer of The Roost Stand (https://www.therooststand.com) which reached an impressive 1MM+ on its Kickstarter campaign. Join us as we discuss the adventures of launching a Kickstarter, the challenges and learnings, and also how to think like a product manager to successfully build your own startup ideas.
As more open source projects become commercially driven (rightly so) there is a challenge among open source community folks as to when it is right to use open core, open source, or the dreaded fork. Rob Hirschfeld joins us for a great discussion that started on the news of AWS launching Open DIstro for Elasticsearch and we take on some challenging topics around open source, monetization, and commercialization of open platforms and products.
Rob refers to a great Gitlab talk which discusses open source business models which is also a must-watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6ZupYzr_Zg
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