37 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

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    • 4.7 • 14 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.

    S03E10 | For When The App Won’t Integrate

    S03E10 | For When The App Won’t Integrate

    It all just hit the fan in AutomationTown. Jake McCringleberry got something into the water supply and, well, it’s a zombie episode. We’ve got zombies. But we’ve also got integrations! What do you do when that app you have just...doesn’t integrate? Workarounds, back doors, hacks. This week we’re hacking your integrations, on this, the season finale of AutomationTown.
    Music Licensing Information:
    Get Mad World by Michael Andrews, Gary Jules and over 1M + mainstream tracks here https://go.lickd.co/Music
    License ID: gq3KJO6zAn8 https://lickd.lnk.to/s3b2FiID!Jason_CPA
    SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------RPA Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9URSbTOE4YI&list=PLEiEAq2VkUUIMai0l1LiX_ZgU51MkM5opWebhooks Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NojgGx9B3Bw Postgres: https://www.postgresql.org/ Xano: https://www.xano.com/IFTTT: https://ifttt.com/Zapier: https://zapier.com/ S01E08 - For When You Keep Refreshing That Page: https://www.automationtown.fm/episode/S01E08
    AUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss
    ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube
    Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin
    AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomara
    SPONSORS:—------------------------------------------LiveFlow: https://jo.my/liveflowSynder: www.synder.com
    Want to sponsor an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 

    • 33 min
    S03E09 | For When You Need to Crunch Some Numbers

    S03E09 | For When You Need to Crunch Some Numbers

    Well it’s happening again. What’s Jake McCringleberry up to now with this water pipeline that connects the two towns? This feels an awful lot like a build-up to a dramatic season finale.
    Also..
    Data processing! What do you do when you gotta crunch some numbers, or take data that’s in one format, and convert it to a different format? Let's automate that, on this week’s episode of AutomationTown.
    SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Parabola: https://parabola.io/recipes/combine-your-dataMake/Google Drive: https://www.make.com/en/help/app/google-drive#create-a-file-from-textMake Functions: https://www.make.com/en/help/functions Formatter by Zapier: https://zapier.com/blog/zapier-formatter-guide/Code by Zapier: https://zapier.com/blog/code-by-zapier-guide/1SaaS: https://www.1saas.co/saas-collection/javascriptChatGPT: https://www.ai.comPostgreSQL: https://www.postgresql.org/Retool: https://retool.com/Simple ML for Sheets: https://workspace.google.com/marketplace/app/simple_ml_for_sheets/685936641092
    AUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss
    ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube
    Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin
    AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomara
    SPONSORS:—------------------------------------------LiveFlow: https://jo.my/liveflowSynder: www.synder.com
    Want to sponsor an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 

    • 35 min
    S03E08 | For When You Need A Webhook

    S03E08 | For When You Need A Webhook

    This week, who’s the man behind the madness, Jake McCringleberry? There’s two sides to every coin, and Chad & Jake will meet for the first time. And we’re talking WEBHOOKS! The swiss army knife of integrations - how to get your head around webhooks to bridge the apps you use that won’t integrate, and start thinking like a developer by building your automations in a more modular way.
    SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Webhook Overview by Twilio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLjSNfoJCYcZapier Sub-Zaps: https://zapier.com/apps/sub-zap-by-zapier/integrations Webhooks by Zaper: https://zapier.com/features/webhooks Make Webhooks: https://www.make.com/en/help/tools/webhooks Make HTTP: https://www.make.com/en/help/tools/http IFTTT Webhooks: https://ifttt.com/maker_webhooks Stripe Webhooks: https://stripe.com/docs/webhooks
    AUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss
    ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube
    Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin
    AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomara
    SPONSORS:—------------------------------------------LiveFlow: https://jo.my/liveflow
    Want to sponsor an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 

    • 32 min
    S03E07 | For When You Freelance

    S03E07 | For When You Freelance

    Oh it’s all happening now! Cue the montage! Paul & Amelia, it’s officially a thing.
    Chad’s elected mayor of AutomationTown, and.. how do you.. sell an automation? We talk about the business of automating, how & when to productize your expertise and what the landscape of contract automation experts looks like today. All of that on a heartwarming installment of AutomationTown.
    Music Licensing Information:
    Get Paul by Big Thief and over 1M + mainstream tracks here https://go.lickd.co/Music
    License ID: qa1WLWNZkXz https://lickd.lnk.to/QXmV8EID!Jason_CPA
    SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Caller 1: Side hustle automation pricingCaller 2: Side hustle products vs. servicesCaller 3: Finding your first automation customersCaller 4: Generalist vs. specialist?
    AUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss
    ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube
    Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin
    AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomara
    SPONSORS:—------------------------------------------LiveFlow: https://jo.my/liveflowSynder: www.synder.com
    Want to sponsor an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 

    • 33 min
    S03E06 | For When You Need an Assistant

    S03E06 | For When You Need an Assistant

    It’s happening! Chad’s running for mayor of AutomationTown! Not only that, he’s going to automate running for office. This can only end well.
    And do you ChatGPT? Of course you do! It’s AI’s killer app, and we’re doubling down on it in this week’s ‘Oops All ChatGPT’ episode of AutomationPod.

    • 28 min
    S03E05 | For When You Can’t Find the Perfect App

    S03E05 | For When You Can’t Find the Perfect App

    This week the most talked about love story of the year takes a new twist, and app builders!
    It’s one thing to connect the apps you already use with automation… but to build your own app from scratch? It’s a think! And it’s easier than you might think. We’ll talk through when it’s a good idea, and when you should leave it to the experts.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

The vCFO ,

Entertaining

Automation Town is an entertaining way to learn about automation.

AutoAccountant ,

Great content but the skits are annoying

The skits are too long to have to listen to if you're trying to get the content. The content is very useful though.

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

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