100 episodes

Constant Variables takes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to build and grow digital products. Focused on helping non-technical people become more comfortable with the nerdy jargon related to mobile software development, we break down technical topics to make them less complex and more accessible, because as Steve Jobs said, “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”

From project managers charged with managing a digital project, to app-based startups looking to scale, to organizations tackling digital transformation initiatives, we share our insights and regularly interview individuals who have "been there, done that" to leverage their expertise and learn from their mistakes.

Constant Variables The Jed Mahonis Group

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Constant Variables takes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to build and grow digital products. Focused on helping non-technical people become more comfortable with the nerdy jargon related to mobile software development, we break down technical topics to make them less complex and more accessible, because as Steve Jobs said, “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”

From project managers charged with managing a digital project, to app-based startups looking to scale, to organizations tackling digital transformation initiatives, we share our insights and regularly interview individuals who have "been there, done that" to leverage their expertise and learn from their mistakes.

    Building Accessible Technology with Liz Tupper of CivicActions

    Building Accessible Technology with Liz Tupper of CivicActions

    Technology is a crucial component to living in today’s society, and Liz Tupper joins the show to explain why technologists like herself hold a powerful responsibility to build technology accessible to everyone.
    She shares how even the most well-intended software often leaves people out, what challenges come with not thinking about accessibility from the beginning, and how her career path led to the creme de la creme of impact work.
    **SHOW LINKS**
    Full show notes at https://constantvariables.co 
    Liz Tupper on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethtupper/ 
    Email Liz at liz.tupper@civicactions.com 
    CivicActions website | https://civicactions.com/  
    Amplify website | https://www.amplify100.com/ 
    Mobile Developer Shorts newsletter | https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/6998359398859374592/ 
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 
    Follow The Jed Mahonis Group on LinkedIn | https://linkedin.com/company/the-jed-mahonis-group 

    • 58 min
    Offshore vs Onshore: A Tale of Two Development Approaches with Mike Franz of inSuppli

    Offshore vs Onshore: A Tale of Two Development Approaches with Mike Franz of inSuppli

    After working with three different overseas development teams to build out the software behind his company, Mike Franz took a different approach for the development of his company’s mobile app.
    Mike dives into why his experience makes him a proponent for non-technical individuals to work with local tech teams over offshore development agencies and gives advice to startup founders facing similar development challenges.
    SHOW LINKS
    22 Questions to Ask a Development Team guide | https://jmg.mn/resources 
    inSuppli website | https://insuppli.com 
    Manufacturing Power website | https://manufacturingpower.com 
    Mike Franz on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikefranz1/ 
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 
    Follow The Jed Mahonis Group on LinkedIn | https://linkedin.com/company/the-jed-mahonis-group
    Learn more about building your digital product with The Jed Mahonis Group | https://jmg.mn 

    • 47 min
    Bringing Balance Back to Vertigo Sufferers with Kristy Carabello of Vertige.app

    Bringing Balance Back to Vertigo Sufferers with Kristy Carabello of Vertige.app

    The Vertige App is helping individuals with vertigo by using habit tracking to identify trends and recognize potential triggers. Kristy Carabello is founder of Vertige, and a vertigo sufferer herself, and she shares why she made the leap into building a mobile app and how she did so without a technical background.
    **Show Links**
    Full show notes | https://constantvariables.co 
    Vertige App | https://vertige.app/ 
    Vertige on Instagram | @vertige_app 
    Vertige on Twitter | @vertige_app
    Vertige on Facebook | @vertigeapp
    Email Kristy Carabello | kristy@vertige.app 
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 
    Follow The Jed Mahonis Group on LinkedIn | https://linkedin.com/company/the-jed-mahonis-group 
    JMG Website | https://jmg.mn 

    • 44 min
    Building Tools for Everyday Investors with Ramsey Shaffer of Babbl

    Building Tools for Everyday Investors with Ramsey Shaffer of Babbl

    Babbl is navigating the noise of market news in order to help DIY investors stay on top of the market. Babbl Founder, Ramsey Shaffer, joins Michael Roth of The Jed Mahonis Group to explain how the technology uses sentiment tracking, why they focused on a web-only platform, and when a mobile app might come into play.
    SHOW LINKS
    Babbl’s website | https://babbl.dev 
    Promo code for Constant Variables audience for $4/mo subscription for life is ALPHA (limited time offer)
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 
    Full episode show notes | https://constantvariables.co 
    Follow The Jed Mahonis Group on LinkedIn | https://linkedin.com/company/the-jed-mahonis-group

    • 46 min
    Finding Capital, Customers, and Talent with Frank Jaskulke of Medical Alley

    Finding Capital, Customers, and Talent with Frank Jaskulke of Medical Alley

    The passive aggressive nature commonly associated with Minnesotans isn’t prevalent when it comes to collaborating in the healthcare and technology sectors of the state.
    Frank Jaskulke joins Michael Roth of The Jed Mahonis Group to share how Medical Alley invests in the growth of not only its members but its employees (himself included), and why the community here is different from that famous place of innovation on the West Coast.
    **SHOW LINKS**
    Full show notes at https://constantvariables.co 
    Medical Alley website | https://medicalalley.org
    Frank Jaskulke on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankjaskulke/ 
    Jed Mahonis Group Medtech Apps | https://jmg.mn/industry/medtech 
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 
    Follow The Jed Mahonis Group on LinkedIn | https://linkedin.com/company/the-jed-mahonis-group

    • 37 min
    Peace of Mind in the Palm of Your Hand with Joe Meyers of The Vitals App

    Peace of Mind in the Palm of Your Hand with Joe Meyers of The Vitals App

    The Vitals App is bridging communication with a mobile app that aids first responders, caregivers, and self-advocates during an emergency.
    Vitals CMO Joe Meyers joins Michael Roth of The Jed Mahonis Group to explain how the technology works, how restraint can actually move you forward when building tech, and how he prioritizes feature feedback for the development team. 
    **SHOW LINKS**
    Full show notes | https://constantvariables.co 
    Email Joe Meyers | joe@thevitalsapp.com
    Joe Meyers on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/joemeyers19/ 
    Download The Vitals App on iOS | https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-vitals-app/id1189639265 
    Download the Vitals App on Android | https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.awareservices.vitalscaregiver&hl=en_US&gl=US 
    The Vitals App website | https://thevitalsapp.com/ 
    Michael Roth on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-roth-508772183/ 
    Learn more about The Jed Mahonis Group | https://jmg.mn

    • 54 min

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Algorithmic Bias & Computational Linguistic

I love how Tim simplifies seemingly complex technical discussions into content that is digestible for people all levels of education, skill set and understanding.

pherris ,

Thanks from Andrew at alula.com

Thanks for the great episodes - love listening to you guys for new perspective on tech/business trends and the strong Twin City/Midwest/North Shore tech focus!

Pejman from Touca.io ,

Great listen for a weekday afternoon

I really like the thought through questions and the insightful responses. The natural friendly conversations lead to covering various topics in each episode which makes sure you’ll get away with lots of nuggets of wisdom and valuable ideas.

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