Daily Stand-up May 14, 2019

Tuesday Edition: Daily Stand Up

Janice @Janice


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 May.

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.


05 Share your Work In Progress to underscore your accomplishments.

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


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    Launch Naminator, Bianna, and Dating site by end of 2019. Have one of them gain traction.


    • Did a lot more work improving the name generation for Naminator. Mostly behind the scenes work for today, preparing training data etc. Should be able to start seeing some output tomorrow, hopefully.


    • Use the new training data to work on improving the name generation for Naminator.

    WIP: https://naminator.io

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      Tried it a few times, works better now!

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        Thank you so much for the feedback! Next up, improving the quality of the names..

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    By end of 2019

    5K MR ($2,814.24 of $5,000 - $0 from Jeanius | $2,796.34 from Hair Mogul | $18 from Happy Endings)

    By end of May

    • [Hair Mogul] Create 6 of 13 modules for online course. (2 of 6 created)
    • [Jeanius] Add second VA.
    • [Jeanius] Add 16 posts of content. (3 of 16 published)


    • [Hair Mogul] Launched yesterday with the Intro and Module 1! No one requested a refund!
    • [Hair Mogul] Wrote script for Module 2.
    • [Hair Mogul] Finish adding content for Module 1 to Teachable.
    • [Jeanius] Turn over tickets assigned to me re Influencer posts.


    • [Hair Mogul] Write script for Module 3.
    • [Hair Mogul] Finish financial model for Module 2.
    • [Happy Endings - Bonus] Determine means to migrate back end to AWS.
    • [Hair Mogul - Bonus] Create resources page.
    • [Jeanius] Turn over tickets assigned to me re Influencer posts.

    KUDOS: A big hearty welcome to @mizzo! Welcome to the stand up party!

    WIP: Jeanius, Hair Mogul, Happy Endings

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      No refunds! Heck yeah!

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      Writing 16 blog posts + your course modules? That's a lot of writing. Are you full time or part time?

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        Full time hustler (If I don't clock 40 hours each week, it's pretty damn close) + full time FAANG gig! (Smiling) I don't sleep much!

        But do be fair, my new VA is responsible for all of that 16. I just do approvals and publishing.

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    EPIC by end of May 2019:

    Launch version 1.0 of PickySort


    • Finalize the web app toolchain


    • Final cosmetic touchups and deploy v1.0 of PickySort
    • Figure out next side project to work on

    KUDOS: @aliakhtar the Naminator idea is interesting


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      Checked out pickysort.com... fun idea! Do you plan to move this forward? Or is this strictly "side project" status?

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        Thanks! Side project for now. Thinking about "niche down" to make it more applicable to a better-defined set of use cases.

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    By end of May

    • Launch Link Drop


    • Nothing too much real work


    • Prep copy to do a bunch of "Show" posts


    WIP: linkdrop.co

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    2019 Goals

    • [Magnus Rush] 50 Interactive Podcasts Created by Podcast hosts: (5/50) 10%
    • [Magnus Rush] 12k MAU for the App: (65/12k)
    • [Announcr] Build prototype and try to sell it to a customer

    May Goals

    • [Magnus Rush] Automate podcast outbound emails based on user activity: 100% Complete
    • [Magnus Rush] Invite 30 podcasts to the platform: 4/30 Done
    • [Announcr] Validate business interest with 10 survey responses/interviews: 4/10
    • [Announcr] Sign one customer for a paid pilot: 0/1
    • [Announcr] Prototype Consumer App for live demos: 63% Complete
    • [Announcr] Prototype Location Client App for live demos: 67% Complete


    • [Announcr] (App) Validated announcement with location-based business rules, showing approval message in consumer app. Rules set up for too long or disallowed custom messages.
    • [Announcr] Created radius lat/long search queries in the backend
    • [Announcr] (App) Showing nearby places based on current position and radius
    • [Announcr] (App) Added premium announcement styles and unlock button


    • [Announcr] Revise customer script, write down what I want the prototype to do in a description format, how I'd demo it exactly in its raw form
    • [Announcr] Make an updated demo video and blast it out to the Twitter world
    • [Announcr] Add SoundFX and Ambient Music

    @aliakhtar for getting the generation demo working again


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      Do share what you write down! I'm curious how you plan to demo Announcr!

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        Sure! It looks something like this...

        • I roll up to a CVS or Walgreens in town.
        • I’m in the parking lot and when my GPS coords stabilize to show I’m AT a location, I get an app notification with an audio message and a coupon for something I haven’t bought in awhile, also tells me it’s quarterly Extrabucks time.
        • I walk through the doors and the BLE sensor on the Announcr device syncs up with the Announcr app. It triggers my announcement for this location.
        • “Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you Lord Dave Young. He’s a startup founder from Boston who enjoys swimming in the rain, and once ran screaming from a rattlesnake. Welcome, Dave!”
        • The Announcr device was near the front door, so there are people around who hear it and laugh.
        • A pre-written post comes up on the Announcr app, which lets me post the announcement to FB or Twitter. "I was just Announced at CVS in New Bedford, MA. Listen to it here: LINK"
        • I walk around shopping. Ambient sounds/music are playing on the Announcr device. In a few minutes, a general instore audio ad comes up promoting a local event, and the ambient music continues playing.
        • At the checkout, I complete my transaction and give an optional transaction code to the cashier, which ties the transaction to my Announcr account.
        • I exit and 5 minutes later I get a notification with a personal thanks
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