24 episodes

Welcome to AutomationTown! A podcast about regular people, building automations for the problems we all share.

First time here? Start with S02E01 "For When You Need A Chatbot"

What are the things you do each day that you'd rather forget?

Chad & Jason explore common pain points for knowledge workers, and track down the people & tools necessary to automate trivial to-do's.

AutomationTown Jason Staats & Chad Davis

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

Welcome to AutomationTown! A podcast about regular people, building automations for the problems we all share.

First time here? Start with S02E01 "For When You Need A Chatbot"

What are the things you do each day that you'd rather forget?

Chad & Jason explore common pain points for knowledge workers, and track down the people & tools necessary to automate trivial to-do's.

    S02E08 | For When You Need An Airtable

    S02E08 | For When You Need An Airtable

    This week we’re talking about databases! Specifically Airtable, how we use it to enable automation, and why it’s one of the fastest-growing automation tools on the market.

    Also Chad rides a bike, the Grum center gets the grumblies and Mayor Goodway sweeps it all under the rug on this exciting installment of AutomationTown.

    • 44 min
    S02E07 | For When You Hire An Expert

    S02E07 | For When You Hire An Expert

    What do you do when it all hits the fan? Today, disaster strikes in AutomationTown. We talk through how to hire an expert when things break, or just…when you want to make cooler stuff. When to DIY, when to outsource, all on this week’s, AutomationTown.

    • 21 min
    S02E06 | For When Your Phone Isn’t Smart

    S02E06 | For When Your Phone Isn’t Smart

    This week Chad & Jason get stuck between a mysterious door and a main drain. We talk through how to automate phone processes, and the mayor of Manualsberg returns with an ominous warning.

    • 34 min
    S02E05 | For When You Need A QR Code

    S02E05 | For When You Need A QR Code

    Look to your right. Now look to your left.

    This week we’re talking QR codes. How to make ‘em, where to use ‘em, what they’re good at and what they’re bad at. Are these little guys something we should have in our automation toolbelts?

    Also we automate a litter box and the Mayor of Manualsberg hacks AutomationShow.

    • 33 min
    S02E04 | For When You Need To Print

    S02E04 | For When You Need To Print

    Okay okay okay hear me out: printing automation. No come back, it’ll be good, I swear.

    Instead of covering something people want to talk about, Chad & Jason cover printers, and how to build them into your cloud Zapier or Make workflows. Why is that a thing that exists? Why is it a tool you should still have in your toolbelt? Why are you 5 sentences deep into a podcast episode description?

    The boys also meet Buzz McTompkins, the head of 104.3 TheBuzz, Stuart from Radio Shack calls in with another embarrassing question and we automate a preschool.

    • 29 min
    S02E03 | For When You Want To Make

    S02E03 | For When You Want To Make

    Today Chad & Jason talk Make (don’t call it Integromat)! When do I use Make vs Zapier? What does it do differently, and how do I get started? We also cover CRMs, intimacy issues and whether spreadsheets are cool, all on a piping hot episode of AutomationTown.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

mm n cali ,

Great for starting conversations for progress

Planning on getting my leadership team to listen to these episodes like a “book” club - listen to an episode then start a discussion- everyone needs to know enough of what is possible with automation and this podcast is a great starting point to pique curiosity

astetic ,

Great practical examples!

Definitely one of the better accounting podcasts I’ve listened to do far (and I listen to quite a lot!). Great practical examples that I’m going to try and implement with my clients and workflows.

mjpayne55 ,

Exactly what I wanted

Jason gets automation from a practical perspective. Appreciate the knowledge transfer!

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