Developers October 23, 2020

Built a side project in an evening to promote my side project

kenneth_cassel

I spun up this project, Use Pandas last night with the ultimate goal of promoting my other side project Deliberate Python.

It's a collection of Python pandas recipes :) Perfect for data analysts, engineers, etc.

Check it out here --> usepandas.com

If you leverage existing tools, you can build and deploy useful stuff to people pretty quickly!

How I did it:

  • Used namecheap's logo maker to make a quick logo for the project
  • Bought domain from namecheap.
  • Picked a starter Gatsby theme
  • Deployed site with Netlify
  • Wrote the content for the site.

Pretty low friction way of getting something out there in the world.

The goal of this project is to be a free and easy to use resource for Python devs. I'd like to leverage it to grow my Twitter audience.

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    Shout-out to @Gabe for the inspiration and advice. Already got a couple of people sign up for the newsletter from this!

    I've got a lot more effort to put into this project for it to be really useful but now that the skelton is set-up, I can add a few recipes a week without too much effort.

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      Nice! Happy to hear you were inspired by usehooks. Love the name :)

      fyi: first couple links in your IH post are broken

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        Thanks for the heads up! I fixed the links.

        I gave you a nod as well on the bottom of main page of usepandas, I just thought your idea was such a great one! Cheers 🙏

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          Awesome, thanks for the shout out :)

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    Nice. If you want I can send you some pandas recipes:

    • merging several csv files together.
    • doing sql like join between data frame
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      Yeah I’d love that!
      You can just submit the code on the issues page of the repo, or email me :)

      https://github.com/kennethcassel/usepandas/issues

      first name last name at gmail.com

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    I had never seen Namecheap's logo maker before, what an excellent resource.

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      Yeah it’s pretty nice for quick and easy logos! Also it’s free which is cool!

      It’s perfect for small projects for sure!

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    Over 500 views already :) pretty happy with that!
    analytics from usepandas

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