April 12, 2019

Friday Edition: Daily Stand Up!

It's Friday, baby! Who's hustling?

Why?

That extra nudge of accountability to achieve even a small step on your IH journey each day.

To join in:

01 Share your epic (a big chunk of work with a meaty objective) you'd like to complete by the end of April.

02 Share what you accomplished yesterday.

03 Share what you commit to accomplishing today.

04 Comment on at least one fellow hacker's progress and give them an IH Point for their check in.

Optional:

05 Share your Work In Progress to underscore your accomplishments.

Then tune in the tomorrow to share how you did on your own tasks!

#daily-stand-up

  1. 4

    By end of April:

    15 users (7 right now -- mama has work to do!)

    YESTERDAY

    Wrote a blog post detailing how our optimization works, to go live on Sunday

    Did a bunch of website updates, including a link to our new documentation site our CTO just put together

    Met @ness via video chat!

    TODAY

    Honestly, mostly taxes! Arg.

    Followup with a VP at New Relic about working with them 馃

    Email some sales leads

    Figure out where on our website to put some of our new screenshots that everyone seems to be so fond of now that I'm showing them off

    KUDOS: @Harlem for being so good about standup every day!

    WIP: Sunshower.io

  2. 3

    EPIC by end of April 2019:

    Launch version 1.0

    YESTERDAY

    • finished MVP of text generation logic

    • configure daily auto-deploy on Netlify thru Zapier

    • tie up some loose ends with the main page design

    TODAY

    • build the "About" page

    KUDOS: @Zencentric for sharing their story

    WIP: https://wordsofmetta.com

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      Text generation is cool - I'm working on a similar idea - generating names from given words. What kind of text generation are you doing?

      1. 2

        I'm not doing anything fancy at all, just some primitive templates and text substitution in Python, a dozen lines of code for the main piece of logic. Thought about using RNN for this, but that would be a rabbit hole not worth going down for this kind of project.

        What are you doing for text gen?

    2. 1

      thanks for mention my post :)

  3. 3

    EPIC for April:

    • Get 5 new creators

    Yesterday:

    • I worked on getting everything to work. Its amazing what pops up when you've finally deployed to production.

    • Wrote out some blog post topics that I can work on in the future

    • Took a look at how bad my site SEO has gotten since the redesign.

    Today:

    • Fix converting pending list to completed list

    • Make some lists

    • Get ready for soft launch next week

    WIP: https://www.makerspartlist.com - if you have time try signing up and creating a list, would love to hear any feedback...somethings may be buggy :)

    1. 1

      Hey, cool idea. I had to click on the 'Lists' link to find out what its about - I'm guessing its to share lists of items that maker youtubers need to make their videos - am I right?

      You might want to make that a little clearer in your copy - right now, its a little hard to understand what the site does when first visiting it. Just my 2c :)

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        Yup thats it. Thanks for the feedback. Yeah right now the landing page is geared for the youtuber. Im going to work on the copy today though and see if I can make it better.

  4. 3

    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $50K annual revenue
    2. April

      • Get a remote sales job. interviews: 1

      • Do 10 customer interviews. 2/2/15 - interviewed/scheduled/requested

    YESTERDAY

    • Ask for customer interviews.

    • Email questions to customer interviewee.

    • Apply for sales jobs.

    TODAY

    1. Ask for customer interviews.

    2. Do self-assessment - SWOT.

    3. Do sales training.

    4. Do dev training.

    KUDOS

    @Davey for launching his android, ios, and saas app!

    WIP Mindful

    side note

    With my confidence low and my mood swings high - I'm focused on managing me today. Taking a break from job hunting to gain self-awareness and level up my skills to combat objections from job recruiters and customers. Trying to get a few quick wins to boost up my spirit for the upcoming week.

    1. 1

      @helengriffinjr Ugh. Hate reading the first sentence of your side note, when you've so damn much to offer.

      Anything I can do to lend support to the numbers game?

  5. 3

    2019 Goals for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Interactive Podcasts Created by Podcast hosts: (4/50) 8%

    • 12k MAU for the App: (31/12k)

    April Epics

    (Stats from Clubhouse.io)

    Milestone: Launch: 94% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 79% Complete

    • [Epic] SaaS Launch: 100% Complete DONE!

    • [Epic] Mobile App Launch: 100% Complete DONE!

    YESTERDAY

    • Got mobile app live (DONE! FINALLY!!!)

    • Add App Store badges to website

    • Launch day for big project at the day job

    TODAY

    • Launch day extended for the day job

    • Relish the fact my app is in the wild, look at night to see if it got any magic downloads

    KUDOS

    PENSING

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and Interactive Podcast platform

    Android App

    iOS App

    SaaS App, for podcasters Free account period closing soon!

  6. 3

    EPIC

    By end of 2019: Finish launching Naminator, Bianna, and Dating site. Have at least one of them making enough money for me to able to travel.

    By end of April: Launch Naminator.

    Today (Yes, its evening for me):

    • Deployed the static front-end code to Naminator.io - setup a CDN, SSL, and got a 99 page speed score.

    Tomorrow:

    • Setup Kubernetes and deploy the backend code

    • Hook up form validation on homepage

    WIP:

    https://naminator.io/#/

    https://naminator.io/#/results

    https://naminator.io/#/about

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      wow 3 projects at once, thats intense, but you're probably a better builder than me haha. Stay agile!

      1. 1

        Haha, thanks! Those are all 3 things I want to use for myself.. that helps too.

  7. 3

    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of April:

    • Validate concept.

    YESTERDAY

    • 鉁 Started research re surfacing posts for compilation pages.

    • 鉁 Started writing content for a hack post.

    TODAY

    • Finish up Privacy Policy.

    • Publish an influencer post.

    • Finish content for a hack post.

    • Determine how to surface posts for compilation pages.

    KUDOS: @Davey for crossing the LIVE threshold! Congrats!

    WIP: Jeanius

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      Hey, how did that blog post go?

      1. 1

        Are you talking about "the experiment". Giving the post one week to hang out organically... then I'll throw the $50 and see how I do re conversions. Stay tuned!