I have about 5 weeks worth of podcast interviews ready to be edited by our awesome editor (me)...so I wanted to focus on the website for a bit.
Thomas whipped up our initial site in a few days, so now I'm going through and finding bugs and cleaning it up before we start pushing links to our social media feeds
We use Trello for project management, so I created a handful of Trello cards with important, but small tasks for him to complete before we start promoting a little bit.
I write my Learn to Code story in written form to get it ready for the site
Edited and scheduled episode 5 for Friday release
I added everyone that responded to my cold emails to Mailchimp to bring our mailing list to a total of 53 email
At the end of the week, send out our first Newsletter email promoting the podcast episodes and new written content online.
We're still not sure what icodehireme.com will be ... but since we're focusing on content first, we decide for now that we will publish text-based interviews there (this is likely looking very familiar to you @csallen haha)
I posted on my personal Instagram promoting the latest podcast episode. The boyfriend of an old friend from college DM'd me and said he was a technical recruiter from Google and wanted to chat about our podcast! This was some interesting validation that there could be a potential monetization strategy in the future with recruiters. We chatted with him and was super transparent how early the community is and that it will be useful to have him to learn from as web grow :) Pretty neat!
Now we're in a good groove with the podcast and it's only week 3!
This week, we wanted to push ourselves to see how many interviews we could do in a week. There are two main tasks we had to do:
We did it! The "I Code Hire Me" Podcast is a weekly show where we interview people that made a career change into software development. Think if it as an IndieHackers for those learning how to code. There are some incredible stories from some incredible people that worked really hard to learn software development, eventually landing their first job as a developer.
Learning to code changed our lives completely and we want to inspire others to do the same. Anybody can learn to code!