April 8, 2019

Monday Edition: Daily Stand Up!

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

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    APRIL

    At least 15 users (doubles current number). Also, new goal since Thursday, launch a series of new landing pages to solicit interest in a number of new features with our new partner.

    WEEKEND

    Some UX fixes. Not enough. Last week was kind of burnoutsville with all the driving, so I took it easy.

    TODAY

    More UX fixes that are currently blocking some other efforts on the advertising/customer acquisition front. Also following up with new signups (LOG INTO THE PLATFORM, GOOD SIRS AND MADAMS). Nailing down some specifics for the new partnership with a bulk computing provider, too. Have a mastermind with some fellow female founders in the area in a bit.

    KUDOS to @rob_race -- get that sweet sweet release out the door.

    WIP Sunshower.io

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      Thanks! Definitely happy to get at least the MVP out the door. Your product looks cool as well. As a devloper who knows a little bit about the AWS world, but doesn't want to handle much dev ops, would your product have much of a value prop over...let's say Heroku?

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        One of the things we're working on (and have done with a couple folks, albeit by hand) is getting folks from Heroku onto AWS. Saved one guy 94% a month (AWS is that much cheaper, plus we can look at what your utilization was on Heroku and find you something good on AWS). Plus, so many people on Heroku are already partially on AWS because they like RDS, so there's not a ton of friction there.

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          That's good stuff, but my next question is, what about build/deploy pipelines (and I am not a fan of ElasticBeanstalk) ;)

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            We have better tooling than Elastic Beanstalk, once we turn it back on for all users 😂

            There's a lot of places we can take it. At some point we'll probably integrate with the Circle CIs, etc., of the world, once there's demand.

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    IRT PullManager.com

    EPIC

    By End of April:

    Full Public Release

    By End of 2019:

    Have this product still going and growing. Some may see that as too vague, but as someone with a few failed SaaS, this would be quite the improvement.

    YESTERDAY (weekend)

    I have ungated "open beta" access on Pull Manager! I have gotten two unsolicited signups during the weekend as well!

    TODAY

    Respond to any feedback from Slack after the Slack app submission is reviewed. Had a few small changes requested late Friday, so it should be pretty close. Begin looking more into the marketing side of all of this...as I will begin the perpetual swing between marketing and acting on bugs/feedback.

    Kudos: All y'all shipping and hacking

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      Release the Kraken! (Side note.. I once worked on a project whose internal build name was Kraken)

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        Thanks!

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    2019 Goals for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Augmented Podcasts: (4/50) 8%

    • 12k MAU for the App: (31/12k)

    April Epics

    (Stats from Clubhouse.io)

    Milestone: Launch: 82% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 71% Complete

    • [Epic] SaaS Launch: 90% Complete

    • [Epic] Mobile App Launch: 82% Complete

    YESTERDAY

    • Fixed several bugs

    • Fixed the automatic playing of the next episode

    • Removed orphaned podcast events in weekly digest emails

    • Got a weekly activity digest email as scheduled! Hooray

    • Added % Quartile Listened counters (log events)

    TODAY

    • Make sure the "short" downloads are playing when not on WiFi

    • Do something about the back button, it's frequently missing a caption

    KUDOS

    PENDING

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and podcast augmenting platform

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    EPIC

    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of April:

    • Validate concept.

    WEEKEND

    • Not a lot, due to taxes, but did manage quite a bit of research re next experiment.

    TODAY

    • Spend some time thinking/answering @csallen's questions. And whether I've something worth pursuing.

    KUDOS: To @Davey and his Great Reversal of The Stall!

    WIP: Jeanius

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      Mmmmmmmmmmm taxes :/ Here's to a productive week!

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    EPIC

    1. 2019

      • $50K annual revenue
    2. April

      • Get a remote sales job. 0/6 - interviews/apps

      • Do 10 customer interviews. 2/10 - interviews/requests

    WEEKEND

    • Do a customer interview.

    • Schedule follow up emails with MicroConf attendees.

    • Schedule follow up emails with the mailing list.

    • Prepare for a panel discussion.

    TODAY

    1. Play catch-up w/ emails & unfinished tasks.

    2. Participated as a panelist in tech talk.

    3. Apply for sales jobs.

    4. Listen & finish organizing customers objections of the sales page.

    WIP Mindful

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      What does Yana mean?

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        This comment was deleted a month ago.