👥 Launching a paid micro-community + 💼 4 new no-code jobs!

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📚 On the blog

🗳️ Democratizing software with no-code

No-code tools are disrupting software development the way Shopify has disrupted ecommerce building. Today, who would think of creating an ecommerce site using code, right? Before Shopify, people had to code (yes, code!) to build their ecommerce business. Less than 1% of the world’s working population are software developers, and no-code is on a mission to disperse the power of software into the hands of the other 99%.

Read the full post.

👥 How I started a paid micro-community without a fancy landing page

Here's a story of how a part-time emergency registered nurse and writer used no-code tools to launch a paid micro-community to help keep other writers accountable to consistently show up and create content. With no fancy landing page, and no-code, here's how Jerine did it!

Read the full post.

📺 New tutorials

🔃 Tool-Path: Build a directory site with Softr

Softr is an easy-to-use tool that lets you to create simple websites using out-of-the-box templates, or more powerful websites and apps by connecting Airtable. This is all done without writing any code!

With this tool-path you will learn how to create a resource directory from scratch. The example taught here is a book club directory, with a catalog of books, filters to search by various categories, and both signup and login features for users to customize their own lists and profiles.

This tool-path was built by our Creator in Residence, Tessa Thomas.

View this tool-path.

🧑‍🎓 Courses

🧱 No-Code Fundamentals Cohort 3 | 13 Sept 2021 | 5 weeks

ENROLLMENT CLOSES IN 2 DAYS

The perfect course for people just starting out with no-code. Learn about the tools landscape and how building with no-code actually works. You'll build 5 projects in 5 weeks, including an app, a marketplace, a directory site and more.

Learn more or enroll now.

🔄 Getting Started With Automations | Coming soon

Learn the basics of automation in this 4-week cohort-based course. You'll learn how to build several automations with various tools. An opportunity to dive into the world of automating workflows.

Get on the waitlist.

💼 Jobs

Recruiting Lead – Scribe

We’re hiring our first recruiting lead at Scribe! Our software is used by thousands of teams, across 100+ countries, to automatically capture and share how work gets done.

Founding Engineer – FlutterFlow

We are looking for a well-rounded engineer to join us in building our product from the ground up. You’ll solve hard problems and help shape the future of our company.

Growth Engineer – Stacker

We're looking to hire our first ever Growth Engineer to help take Stacker to the next level! Working as part of a growth team, you'll be focussing on using data and experimentation to improve part of our product flow.

Digital Marketer – Scribe

As the first demand gen marketer at Scribe, you will build our lead gen programs from scratch in addition to supporting our growth team in generating awareness with bottoms-up users.


🚀 Community Projects

Let's share how we automate tasks!, by Tae Kim.

"Hi everyone! We can find a bunch of automation practices on YouTube, but it's difficult to find something simple, practical, and useful. So I'd like to organize a group where participants showcase their task automation in action and discuss how it could be improved with other members."

Top 10 Alternatives of Google Tables which can earn you 3X Revenue, by Harsh Patel.

"Over 750 million people in the world use Microsoft Excel for analyzing and presenting data. This shows the heavy dependency and usage of everyone on spreadsheet software. To know more about Google table and alternative tools, click here."

Can you help with upvotes?, by Mark Bowley.

"My product makerdesign.tools made it onto 10words.io today 🙌 If it's the most popular at the end of the day will be included in their weekly newsletter to 5k subscribers. If you could help with upvotes I would really appreciate it (see the New Today section). Thank you 🙏"


✨ Partner Updates

Softr

"We have a major update on Softr to share with you today which we think you will love! You can now allow your users to edit Airtable data from with your Softr application. You can set up this ability in a matter of seconds starting today. The new editing functionality opens up an infinite amount of new possibilities with Softr and we can’t wait to see what the Makerpad community comes up with." Read more

Actiondesk

Actiondesk is a no-code BI tool for every non-technical user, whether in operations, marketing, sales or customer support. Here's the need to know:

Who is Actiondesk for and why should they use it?

Our users are startups from 5-50 employees. They are tired of using complicated BI tool interfaces or having to exports CSVs in Google Sheets. With Actiondesk, any non-technical team member is able to answer questions with data quickly — without having to go through your engineering or BI team.

A lesser-known feature?

We can build your first Actiondesk report for you rather than you starting from scratch — it's often a much better and quicker way to get started!

What makes Tally unique?

It's low-code and easy to use. It's a spreadsheet that's as powerful as a BI tool. Data is refreshed every hour or you can refresh it manually.

Any exciting updates in the pipeline?

Coming in the next few weeks – Auto-digest report feature: get a picture of your reports with live data by Slack or mail on a frequent basis, and share your dashboards or reports by links on view-only to communicate to external stakeholders.

🗣️ We ❤️ your stories!

So many people have already reached out to tell us their story, and you may have noticed more of these starting to go up on our blog.

You can share your no-code work with us too. Whether you're building a new tool, website, SaaS platform or digital product, growing an online community, writing a newsletter, selling your services, or you have a no-code job — or anything in between — use our platform to tell others about your story.

Contribute to Makerpad.

Cheers,

Ben & the Makerpad team ✌️



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