92 episodes

A podcast exploring running an indie + bootstrapped software (SaaS) company. Follow Jack and Paul (the co-founders) in their journey of building and growing Fathom Analytics.

Published every two weeks, listen in on lively debates about profit, customers, software, and how they’re working to keep their business in line with their values.

This is a podcast from Fathom Analytics (usefathom.com).

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A podcast exploring running an indie + bootstrapped software (SaaS) company. Follow Jack and Paul (the co-founders) in their journey of building and growing Fathom Analytics.

Published every two weeks, listen in on lively debates about profit, customers, software, and how they’re working to keep their business in line with their values.

This is a podcast from Fathom Analytics (usefathom.com).

    New Fathom UI, who dis?

    New Fathom UI, who dis?

    Jack and Paul get into updating the application’s interface design and how that paves the way for new features coming soon. They also discuss why no one should trust Google’s business model (and their penchant for killing off popular products like Universal Analytics), the lengths Fathom goes to to support old analytics data, why you should lean into what works for you (even if it’s not the consensus), why companies should care a lot more about protecting their customers data, why public corporations are incentivized for being sociopaths, and so much more.

    • 41 min
    Exploring the Ethics and privacy implications of AI

    Exploring the Ethics and privacy implications of AI

    The conversation delves into the ethical implications of AI, the use of AI in software, and the impact of AI on various industries. It also explores the challenges and limitations of AI technology, as well as the importance of privacy and data protection in AI development.
    Takeaways
    AI has the potential to revolutionize industries but raises ethical concerns about privacy and data protection.The use of AI in software development presents challenges and limitations, including the need for accuracy and reliability.Privacy and data protection are crucial considerations in the development and use of AI technology, especially with what data is used to train these models.The impact of AI on various industries requires careful evaluation and ethical decision-making, not just “moving fast and breaking things”.AI’s ego is it’s problem: it thinks it’s correct when it’s not, and attempts to be convincing about things it can’t know for certain is true.

    • 21 min
    The problem with big projects

    The problem with big projects

    Today Jack and Paul discuss what's not been working with getting the next version of Fathom Analytics launched. They come up with a plan, in real-time, to overcome this hurdle and get back to a regular cadence of releases (i.e. not a big project). They also come up with a set of rules to govern internal projects.

    • 37 min
    The art of progress

    The art of progress

    Software is complex. This episode goes into the pros and cons of how Jack (developer) and Paul (designer) work in terms of how they each make progress in huge projects, start and execute tasks, and deal with analysis paralysis that comes with complicated things.

    • 42 min
    The road to version 4

    The road to version 4

    It’s been a while since Jack and Paul have recorded an episode of this show, so there’s a lot to catch up on! A new marketing site was launched, we’re still a small team navigating focus, we’re working on a brand new version of our software, and we’ve prototyped a new ingest to be the fastest analytics ingest in the world.

    • 22 min
    Version 3.5 and the shape of things to come with Fathom Analytics

    Version 3.5 and the shape of things to come with Fathom Analytics

    Last week, we released several new features in our software and a fresh coat of paint in the UI. Jack and Paul discuss these features and how they relate to what’s coming up next, and they chat through the pricing increase that happened simultaneously. Lastly, they talk about why analytics software is more expensive than most hosting.

    • 18 min

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