5 episodes

Learn from your favorite indie hackers as they share hard-earned lessons and tall tales from their data model journeys!

Brought to you by Xata — the only serverless data platform for PostgreSQL.

Data in the Wild Queen Raae

    • Technology

Learn from your favorite indie hackers as they share hard-earned lessons and tall tales from their data model journeys!

Brought to you by Xata — the only serverless data platform for PostgreSQL.

    Navigating Geodata with Mathias Hansen

    Navigating Geodata with Mathias Hansen

    Today, we’re joined by Mathias Hansen, co-founder of Geocodio. He talks to us about the challenges of dealing with geodata, how opening up data helps improve accuracy for everyone, and more.
    GeocodioFollow Mathias on TwitterChapters(00:52) - What is Geocodiot?

    (04:01) - Geocodio’s tech stack

    (06:46) - Data models and flexible pricing

    (10:13) - Challenges in geocoding

    (19:05) - Long lat or lat long?

    (20:39) - Challenges of having locations near bodies of water

    (23:25) - How opening up data could help with accuracy

    (25:00) - Mathias’ tall tale about why they’re only available in the US and Canada

    (39:26) - Why you should automate your processes from day one

    Sponsor
    This show is brought to you by Xata, the only serverless data platform for PostgreSQL. Develop applications faster, knowing your data layer is ready to evolve and scale with your needs.
    About the HostsQueen Raae wrote her first HTML in 1997 after her Norwegian teachers encouraged her to take the new elective class. 
    Around the same time, Captain Ola bought a Macintosh SE for his high school with the proceeds from the school newspaper he started.
    These days, you’ll find them building web apps live on stream and doing developer marketing work for clients. They are both passionate about the web as a platform and the joy of creating your own thing.
    Visit queen.raae.codes to learn more.

    • 46 min
    The Two Hard Things in Software Development with Benedikt Deicke

    The Two Hard Things in Software Development with Benedikt Deicke

    Today, we’re joined by Benedikt Deicke, co-founder and CTO of Userlist. He talks to us about why naming things and cache invalidation are hard, why it’s a good idea to denormalize your data sometimes, and more.
    UserlistReal Time Analytics with PostgreSQLFollow Benedikt on TwitterFollow Userlist on Twitter and LinkedInVisit Benedikt’s websiteChapters(01:28) - What is Userlist?

    (02:10) - Userlist’s tech stack

    (04:40) - You don’t always have to normalize your data

    (12:27) - Naming things is hard

    (14:01) - Cache invalidation is hard

    (18:28) - How Userlist maintains data accuracy

    (29:24) - How Benedikt developed their real-time reporting engine

    (32:49) - Database consistency

    (37:14) - Benedikt’s tall tale about deleting large data

    Sponsor
    This show is brought to you by Xata, the only serverless data platform for PostgreSQL. Develop applications faster, knowing your data layer is ready to evolve and scale with your needs.
    About the Hosts
    Queen Raae wrote her first HTML in 1997 after her Norwegian teachers encouraged her to take the new elective class. 
    Around the same time, Captain Ola bought a Macintosh SE for his high school with the proceeds from the school newspaper he started.
    These days, you’ll find them building web apps live on stream and doing developer marketing work for clients. They are both passionate about the web as a platform and the joy of creating your own thing.
    Visit queen.raae.codes to learn more.

    • 47 min
    Two-sided Marketplaces with Anna Maste

    Two-sided Marketplaces with Anna Maste

    Today, we’re joined by Anna Maste, exited founder of Boondockers Welcome and current founder of Subscribe Sense. She talks to us about what you need to be mindful of when building two-sided marketplaces, why it’s important to make many-to-one relationships from the get go, and more.
    Boondockers WelcomeSubscribe SenseCheck out Anna’s Christmas songsFollow Anna on TwitterCheck out Anna’s websiteChapters(00:54) - What is Boondockers Welcome?

    (01:26) - Boondockers Welcome’s tech stack

    (06:48) - Time zones are hard

    (10:54) - Privacy, pricing, and the two-sided marketplace model

    (34:28) - What is Subscribe Sense?
    SponsorThis show is brought to you by Xata, the only serverless data platform for PostgreSQL. Develop applications faster, knowing your data layer is ready to evolve and scale with your needs.
    About the Hosts
    Queen Raae wrote her first HTML in 1997 after her Norwegian teachers encouraged her to take the new elective class. 
    Around the same time, Captain Ola bought a Macintosh SE for his high school with the proceeds from the school newspaper he started.
    These days, you’ll find them building web apps live on stream and doing developer marketing work for clients. They are both passionate about the web as a platform and the joy of creating your own thing.
    Visit queen.raae.codes to learn more.

    • 38 min
    SaaS Pricing and Data Models with Pierre de Wulf

    SaaS Pricing and Data Models with Pierre de Wulf

    Today we talk to Pierre de Wulf, the technical co-founder of ScrapingBee. He talks to us about how they arrived at 36 different pricing data types, the difference between plans and subscriptions, and more.
    ScrapingBeeFollow Pierre on TwitterFollow ScrapingBee on TwitterChapters(00:44) - What is ScrapingBee?

    (03:56) - The evolution of ScrapingBee’s data model

    (06:40) - Subscription versus plan

    (10:43) - The importance of reading documentations

    (20:16) - Pierre’s tall tale about int

    (22:59) - Benedicte’s tall tale about a 106-year old getting enrolled into school
    Sponsor
    This show is brought to you by Xata, the only serverless data platform for PostgreSQL. Develop applications faster knowing your data layer is ready to evolve and scale with your needs.
    About the Hosts
    Queen Raae wrote her first HTML in 1997 after her Norwegian teachers encouraged her to take the new elective class. 
    Around the same time, Captain Ola bought a Macintosh SE for his high school with the proceeds from the school newspaper he started.
    These days you’ll find them building web apps live on stream, and doing developer marketing work for clients. They are both passionate about the web as a platform and the joy of creating your own thing.
    Visit queen.raae.codes to learn more.

    • 25 min
    Permissions, Scopes & Roles with Monica Lent

    Permissions, Scopes & Roles with Monica Lent

    Today, we’re joined by Monica Lent, founder of Affilimate. She talks to us about why you should always start with an array, the importance of storing data in the right format and database from the beginning, and more.
    AffilimateCheck out Monica’s websiteFollow Monica on Twitter and LinkedInFollow Affilimate on Twitter and LinkedInChapters
    (00:23) - What is Affilimate?

    (01:19) - Diving into Affilimate's tech stack

    (02:11) - A tall tale about cloud budget overrun

    (07:25) - User permissions, roles, and scopes

    (18:50) - Data in theory versus data in production

    (20:52) - How Affilimate's data model has changed over the years

    (22:13) - The importance of storing the data in the right format and database
    Sponsor
    This show is brought to you by Xata, the only serverless data platform for PostgreSQL. Develop applications faster, knowing your data layer is ready to evolve and scale with your needs.
    About the Hosts
    Queen Raae wrote her first HTML in 1997 after her Norwegian teachers encouraged her to take the new elective class. 
    Around the same time, Captain Ola bought a Macintosh SE for his high school with the proceeds from the school newspaper he started.
    These days, you’ll find them building web apps live on stream and doing developer marketing work for clients. They are both passionate about the web as a platform and the joy of creating your own thing.
    Visit queen.raae.codes to learn more.

    • 30 min

Top Podcasts In Technology

Acquired
Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal
All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg
All-In Podcast, LLC
Search Engine
PJ Vogt, Audacy, Jigsaw
Lex Fridman Podcast
Lex Fridman
Underserved
Andrew Gelina
Hard Fork
The New York Times

You Might Also Like