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Entreprogrammers Podcast

Entreprogrammers is the podcast for developers that are striking out on their own! Join John Sonmez, Josh Earl and Derick Bailey and be a fly on the wall as they talk about everything that they are going through - the ups and downs, the highlights and depressing lows. Nothing is spared in this no-holds-barred look at what it really takes for 3 developers to engage in entrepreneurial activities!
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May 19, 2015

Episode 65 "Not Girls, Not Dudes, Just RabbitMQ"

3:29 – Alright we're Live!

EntreProgrammers are broadcasting live!

4:24 - Mac Talk

Josh talks about the notorious Mac labeled the "Job Killer," apparently this Mac has the power to turn one into an entrepreneur.

John overnights a docking station for his new MacBook Pro. But it does not come with the Thunderbolt cable, dang it!

Derick is proud of his thousand dollar docking station and thunderbolt monitor.

John mentions he never waits for tech, he just sells it, he is proud to be an exclusively Mac user. 

11:36 - John has a great idea for a product gear toward understanding how to use OSX. He is thinking about creating videos of a professional Mac user, who teaches all the ins-and-outs of OSX. Preferably, someone who is a developer writes code and is very prescriptive about how things are executed on OSX.

The mastermind gives some information about some great tools for OSX. Check out what these techies use on a daily basis for work.  Links Below for TotalFinder, Size Up, and Alfred.  

20:02 – John wants to create courses about how to use Gmail. Especially, learning to use the key-commands that maximize your time and productivity.  Wanted: A Gmail Kung Fu Master!

24:18 – John uses his calendar app to send him reminder emails. Derick use Omni Focus for his calendaring. 

30:00 – Johns signs up for Traveling Mailbox,  to scan mail, deposit checks, and manage mail while he is traveling. 

36:35 – Derick ask how does one manage the home utility bills and stuff while traveling for months. John and Josh talk about automation for their banks. And paying bills online. 

The EntreProgrammers talk about being able to travel without being tied down to one spot, since their work allows them to office anywhere.

45:05 – Derick is a bit setup with the launch of his product, not one taker. He did notification by Email, Tweets and Google Plus. Derick is about to pull the product. The teams discuss the click thru rates and data received to make sense of the issues. Also, John and Josh talk about how different payment option could attract sales. Including that fact that theses are classes and how there are limits to what corporation will pay to get seat for their employees.  

56:35 – Derick is worried that his launch of the RabbitMQ for Developers bundle will not go well.

1:08:00  - John and the team trying to find the specific market for Derick’s RabbitMQ consultation package. 

1:11:54 - Derick mentions the Authority Vs. Expert Blog.

1:14:50 - John suggest that Derick’s market maybe the Node.JS users.  

1:17:24 - Josh is about to leave his job, so he jumps on the finding health insurance independently. The team shares information about the coverage they get based on being entrepreneur.

1:29:19 – Josh shares his story about turning in his two-week notice. The boss took it well and was kind of expecting the day Josh leaves.  Since Josh was leaving, TrackAbout ask Josh to do a review about the company on the Glassdoor. John and Derick talk about the interview process when they were first hired at TrackAbout. 

1:42:00 - Josh is learning to gauge how much he could work or set work limits. Josh’s gauges his pay based on emails he creates for clients. 

1:58:30 - Josh is having some tech issues with splitting MOV. Files in to mp3.

Thoughts for the Week 

Josh – Do not stop after the prices.

Chuck  - It’s been a long week.

Derick – Do Not jump off too many steps all at once.

John – Start moving, and then adjust. 

People and Think mentioned in the episode!

Books

The Missing Manual for OSX

Getting Things Done

Applications

TotalFinder:  http://totalfinder.binaryage.com

Size Up: http://www.irradiatedsoftware.com/sizeup/

Alfred: http://www.alfredapp.com

Services

Traveling Mailbox: https://travelingmailbox.com

People

Ryan Deiss Blog http://www.digitalmarketer.com

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