Friday, July 18, 2014
Growth hacking Guides.co with Franco Varriano:

The growth tactics you use when your company is just starting out are different from when the company is a few months old. They change even more as the company grows to handle more and more users. Applying the wrong growth tactics, at the wrong times, can be just as bad as not acting at all.
Today, I have Franco Varriano of Guides.co on the show. He shares how Guides.co started as a company called Startup Plays, and the exact moment when it grew into its current form. As the company gained momentum, Franco has been there to guide its progress — fostering communities of both guide authors and users. He shares some of his insights on this week’s episode.
Even if you just have an idea, Franco has insights about how to collect the most valuable feedback. This is a great episode for entrepreneurs of all levels.

Listen to the full episode on Novice No Longer.

Growth hacking Guides.co with Franco Varriano:

The growth tactics you use when your company is just starting out are different from when the company is a few months old. They change even more as the company grows to handle more and more users. Applying the wrong growth tactics, at the wrong times, can be just as bad as not acting at all.

Today, I have Franco Varriano of Guides.co on the show. He shares how Guides.co started as a company called Startup Plays, and the exact moment when it grew into its current form. As the company gained momentum, Franco has been there to guide its progress — fostering communities of both guide authors and users. He shares some of his insights on this week’s episode.

Even if you just have an idea, Franco has insights about how to collect the most valuable feedback. This is a great episode for entrepreneurs of all levels.

Listen to the full episode on Novice No Longer.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Fingers don’t really work as can openers, but cans can be excellent finger openers.

Fingers don’t really work as can openers, but cans can be excellent finger openers.

Monday, July 7, 2014
I want to eat you now, home-canned spicy dill pickles. Not in a week.

I want to eat you now, home-canned spicy dill pickles. Not in a week.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
All four jars of homemade pickled okra sealed correctly!

All four jars of homemade pickled okra sealed correctly!

Friday, July 4, 2014
Waiting for fireworks at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This breeze is amazing.

Waiting for fireworks at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This breeze is amazing.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
How to hire a coder without learning to code:

You have an idea for an app. Maybe you’ve even made some sketches or you have the full wireframes done. Now it’s time to hire a developer…but you don’t have any idea where to begin.
In this episode of the podcast, I share exactly what you need to do to get an app in the app store. We start with your mockups then move into finding a developer, communicating with that developer, and submitting your app. This is the entire process.
If you’re ready to finally get that app in the app store, listen in.

Listen to the full episode on Novice No Longer.

How to hire a coder without learning to code:

You have an idea for an app. Maybe you’ve even made some sketches or you have the full wireframes done. Now it’s time to hire a developer…but you don’t have any idea where to begin.

In this episode of the podcast, I share exactly what you need to do to get an app in the app store. We start with your mockups then move into finding a developer, communicating with that developer, and submitting your app. This is the entire process.

If you’re ready to finally get that app in the app store, listen in.

Listen to the full episode on Novice No Longer.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Art. At the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg.

Art. At the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg.

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Found a digital camera on the top of the bus stop in Williamsburg. Pardon me while I solve a mystery.

Found a digital camera on the top of the bus stop in Williamsburg. Pardon me while I solve a mystery.

Squid with crackers (2014)

Squid with crackers (2014)

Thursday, June 26, 2014
From Crash Bandicoot to a smarter inbox with Dave Baggett:

How many unread emails do you have in your inbox? If you went all the way back to the very oldest unread email, do you think you’d actually need it? If not, why is it still there? When are you going to do something about it?
Email itself first came on the scene circa 1993, alongside Windows NT 3.1 and massive brick phones. Since then, our computers have evolved substantially — and just look at our smartphones — but our email inboxes remain mostly just a big dumb bucket.
Dave Baggett is using machine learning to bring your inbox up to speed. He’s the founder of Arcode, creator of Inky email client (iOS, OS X). Dave shares the interesting story of how Inky came to be, starting with working on the first two Crash Bandicoot games and then joining a travel startup that would end up taking over the industry (and eventually get acquired by Google).
He’s got an interesting story and a fresh take on email. It’ll make you think about your own projects differently.

Listen to the full podcast on Novice No Longer!

From Crash Bandicoot to a smarter inbox with Dave Baggett:

How many unread emails do you have in your inbox? If you went all the way back to the very oldest unread email, do you think you’d actually need it? If not, why is it still there? When are you going to do something about it?

Email itself first came on the scene circa 1993, alongside Windows NT 3.1 and massive brick phones. Since then, our computers have evolved substantially — and just look at our smartphones — but our email inboxes remain mostly just a big dumb bucket.

Dave Baggett is using machine learning to bring your inbox up to speed. He’s the founder of Arcode, creator of Inky email client (iOS, OS X). Dave shares the interesting story of how Inky came to be, starting with working on the first two Crash Bandicoot games and then joining a travel startup that would end up taking over the industry (and eventually get acquired by Google).

He’s got an interesting story and a fresh take on email. It’ll make you think about your own projects differently.

Listen to the full podcast on Novice No Longer!