Wednesday Edition: #daily-stand-up


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 March.

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!

  1. 5


    Ambissues beta release ready until end of March.
    Progress: 70%


    • Published How we got feedback for our product blog post on Medium

    • Started writing draft blog post on "Why we removed Machine Learning from our pitch-deck"

    • Wrote tests for API integration


    • Finalize blog post and schedule publish date/time
    • Continue with tests for API integration
    • Minor fixes in Gitlab CI/CD
    1. 2

      @dimkots please share the link to "Why we removed Machine Learning from our pitch-deck", I'd love to read that!!

      1. 2

        Hey @RyanHickman, just finished the story here

        Feel free to ask any questions. Any feedback is more than welcome! Thanks a lot for the interest!

        1. 2

          @dimkots finally got the chance to read it! LOVE it! I value the focus on problem solving and being solutions oriented rather than drilling into investor hoopla.

      2. 1

        Definitely Ryan! Thanks for the interest, I will let you personally know as soon as I finish it!

    2. 2

      How often are you using your pitch deck at this stage?

      1. 1

        Never yet actually! With pitch-deck I mostly mean our online presence, twitter account and description/value proposition in the various online places!

  2. 5


    [2019] 24 Product challenge (5/24)

    [Product] Launch Markdown beta (Mar)

    ~[Product] Launch Investor Intelligence (Mar)~

    I'm actively shipping products to find traction, fit and affinity. So far it's been a win.


    ~ "Another One" (DJ Khaled voice)! Launched Investor Intelligence! #1 Product of the Day! ~

    ~ Support customers ~

    ~ Sign up 100 initial users ~ (265/100)

    ~ Write an email newsletter to talk about new Slides features ~

    ~ Read and edit submissions made to my blog ~ (4/4)


    Read and edit submissions made to my blog (0/3)

    Follow up with customers via support calls (0/11)

    Convert daily sales to drive MRR (0/3)

    Thanks again!!!

    1. 2

      Well done Ryan! I noticed Investor Intelligence yesterday on PH, great idea, it seemed like a very good PH launch! Keep it up!

    2. 2

      Wow, congratulations on launching Investor Intelligence and getting so much traction on day one. The landing page is gorgeous — it just inspires confidence and ease!

    3. 1

      Way to crush that signup goal!

  3. 4

    2019 Goals for Magnus Rush

    • 50 Augmented Podcasts: (4/50) 8%
    • 12k MAU for the App: (0/12k)

    March Epics
    (Stats from Clubhouse.io)
    Milestone: Soft Launch: 36% Complete

    • [Epic] Launch Marketing: 39% Complete
    • [Epic] SaaS MVP3: 48% Complete
    • [Epic] App MVP3: 23% Complete


    • Added feedback for podcast subscribe/unsubscribe
    • Moved some App permissions to proper places instead of at app startup
    • Began work on making account creation optional


    • Make account creation optional for mobile app

    @dimkots For jumping into the standups!
    @marianneciara For sharpening up those JS knives
    @RyanHickman for being the PH Launch Whisperer

    WIP of the Magnus Rush podcast app and podcast augmenting platform

    1. 1

      @Davey I may just have to speak life into being the PH Launch Whisperer. Today we're helping AiKo launch and it's currently #1 of the day.

      You can clearly see the bots of the other sites. AiKo has 1/2 the up votes, but is leading in quality.

      Bots don't win PH of the day, great products and community does.


  4. 4

    01: EPIC

    Design, build and deploy a small, free web app which helps business owners craft better customer support emails. The goal is to build a real-world, useful product while honing my JavaScript skills.


    Resolved the final programmatic hurdle by allowing for content snippets which fulfill multiple options (e.g. a particular email snippet could be appropriate for both formal and informal brand tones, not just one of these options).

    03: TODAY

    Refactor, refactor, refactor. And also try to get the Indie Hackers meet-up in Austin this evening!

    1. 2

      Nice idea Marianne! Keep it up! Do you use some framework for the frontend? And what is your backend choice?

      1. 1

        Thanks so much @dimkots! I'm keeping it really simple for this project so no back-end — the data is just a JSON file that I'm pulling in using Webpack and the rest is pure HTML, CSS and JS. Using Bootstrap 4 for the grid though, love the flexibility it gives with columns!

  5. 3

    Epic - 2019-03

    [ ] Support importing users who cannot log in or interact with https://www.remarkbox.com, this will make it possible to import comments and threads from Disqus again.

    [ ] Ability for Namespace owners to disable deeply nested comments. All replies to a top level comment will be nested in order by creation date. This will clear an objection that was given by a free tier user.


    [x] Followed up with customers waiting for this feature letting them know progress is being made.

    [x] Modify Node class to support relating to a UserSurrogate, write some unit tests for the model changes.


    [ ] modify import_json script to support importing comments with UserSurrogates instead of just Users

  6. 2


    1. 2019
    • $50K annual revenue
    1. March
    • Get a remote job.
    • Get 20 people to say this is not a real problem & reject my value proposition.
    • Get 10 customers to confirm a real problem.
    • Schedule customer interviews/calls.

    Apply for jobs.

    Apply for jobs.
    Do some prospecting and sales research.
    Level up on my programming.

    WIP Mindful

  7. 2


    By end of 2019:

    5K MR

    By end of March:

    • Launch 11 March 2019.
    • Publish 18 articles. (18/18 determined, 2/18 written, 0/18 published)
    • Conduct 3 landing page experiments with a minimum CTR of 2.69%.
    • Increase organic growth from 0 to 11 persons.
    • Persuade an additional 15 influencers to contribute posts. (4/15)


    • Finished template for influencer post.
    • Sent first influencer post for review and approval.


    • Send 2 more draft posts to influencers for review.
    • Time box writing How To post.
    • Add Contact page.
    • Optimize About page for mobile.
    • Optimize Home page for mobile.

    KUDOS: @russellbal Welcome to the stand up party!

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