☯️ World's Most Connected Man + 🌴 No More 9-5: A Special Q&A!

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📰 Forum News NEW

We will now be posting regular community updates directly to our forum to tell you about Makerpad goings-on, like this introductory post from our Head of Community, Celina Zamora:

👋 Hello Makerpad Community,

We wanted to notify everyone within our community about some updates we are working on, including this new channel called, "Makerpad Announcements". This will be used for any updates or any other general information provided directly by the Makerpad Team.

As we've evolved, we have beta-ed a lot of initiatives, some worked and well, some didn't. To be fully transparent, we are still learning and listening, a lot. Leveraging member feedback and our community data, we have decided to make some changes with our forums and also launch some fun activities. Our main goal is to elevate your overall experience and opportunity to connect and learn with other Makerpad Community members.

Read the full post.

📚 On the blog

☯️ How the world’s most connected man uses Airtable to balance his life

Chris Dancy entered the public eye when he took to wearable technology, connecting up to 700 sensors, devices, and applications to track, analyze, and optimize his life—from his calorie intake to his spiritual well-being.

Using this dashboard view of his life, Chris began to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.

Chris has been featured on the cover of Businessweek and as “patient zero in the digital health revolution” for the Showtime documentary series Dark Net, and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, NPR, the BBC, Fox News and Wired.

Chris Dancy’s 2018 book Don’t Unplug: How technology saved my life and can save yours too is a deliberate response to a modern movement toward digital sabbaticals.

Read the full post.

💸 How two entrepreneurs built a thriving fintech business on Bubble

No-code platforms have immense potential to support the ever-changing fintech landscape with innovative solutions. Entrepreneurs from any background can use no-code tools to develop new products with a much faster turn-around than traditional development.

We came across Strabo and were curious to know how the co-founders of this creative fintech platform used no-code tools to build it. Michael and Ben have experience in both finance and business, and have worked in wealth management, venture capital, and sports!

Read the full post.

📺 New tutorials

👉 Push Slack messages to Airtable with Zapier

Pretty self explanatory.

View this tutorial.

🚀 Add upcoming space launches to Google Calendar with Zapier

Love all things outer space? Then you'll like this. Use Zapier to get notified when there are new upcoming space launches!

View this tutorial.

🤩 The No-Code Playbook NEW

We're excited to announce that we've published our first ever playbook! It's completely free and is packed with tips and insights for no-code beginners. It's the perfect jumping off point for budding entrepreneurs, makers and founders who want to build an online business.

Get the playbook.

📅 Events

🌴 No More 9-5: A Special Q&A With Makerpad Graduates

From No-Code Fundamentals to fundamentally changing the game...

How Makerpad students have been showcased on Product Hunt, quit their traditional 9-5 corporate jobs, and pivoted their careers.

In this special community Q&A, our panelists will share their amazing stories on how diving into the no-code space has transformed their lives. Join us and learn how a few Makerpad graduates, all from unique backgrounds, turned their ideas into tangible products and businesses.

Learn more and register.

🚀 Community Projects

Pivoting NFT Sentiment to a Community Art Board for NFTs, by Patrick Finnigan.

"There's so much fantastic art the community has made in the Robotos NFT discord and I want to contribute to the community in whatever way I could so I made a quick Form Submission and Gallery View in Airtable so we can all view the art the community has made."

A technical comparison - Retool vs DronaHQ vs Appsmith, by Gayatri Sachdeva.

"Low code internal tool builders are empowering teams to create business apps at speed using visual drag-drop interfaces, ready UI components, and database and API connectors. These platforms are technically frontend app builders for web, mobile, or both. We compare Retool vs Appsmith vs DronaHQ in this deep technical teardown."

Examples of products built with no-code, by Mark Bowley.

"Hey everyone, do you every wonder (or get asked) what actual products have been built with no-code? I recently re-launched nocodeexamples.com which is designed to help. It's a growing collection of real products (or demos) built with no-code or low-code tools. The idea is to showcase what can be achieved and inspire other makers."

💼 Jobs

Product Owner / No-Coder – SIDE Labs

Omni AI is a spin out from SIDE Labs. Using off-the-shelf Voice AI components, we create a system that improves the efficiency of large-scale public-sector organisations. We are looking for the second person in a team, working alongside SIDE co-founder Andy Bell. We’ll be working through challenges with the current prototype and finding the solutions that get this to launch.

No Code Development Coach – SIDE Labs

Coaching No Code Apps is a fast-growing online coaching and consulting company helping non-technical entrepreneurs and small business owners build custom applications. This is a coaching role, where you’ll be assisting us in working with clients in our 12 week program, where we take them from their “idea” stage, to having a custom, scalable application.

Social and Community Lead – Scribe

Do you love engaging with users and influencers? Are you 'digitally extroverted' and find yourself naturally building relationships online and in social media? Are you excited by the idea of being the face of our brand to our user community? Come join us as our first Social and Community Lead!

Customer Success Manager – ShopPad Inc.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual to join our growing team of 30+. As the first Customer Success Manager for Mesa, you’ll be able to influence the structure, processes, and tooling that will become our account management blueprint. Success in this role means you’ve made a mark and accelerated your career.

✨ Partner Updates

Outseta

"100% no-code user engagement tracking, reporting, and automation triggers. I'm pretty excited about this one. We've added a new feature specifically for no-coders so you can create custom activities and track how users are engaging with your website or product. Read more.

🗣️ We ❤️ your stories!

Want to share what you're working on with our audience? We're accepting contributions from the community. Read more here.

Until next week!

Ben & the Makerpad team ✌️



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