16 episodes

In this podcast, Alex travels around the world to meet in-person, the most interesting people in the no-code space.

No-Code World Radio Alex

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In this podcast, Alex travels around the world to meet in-person, the most interesting people in the no-code space.

    #15: in Chiang Mai, Sarkis explains how he became a problem solver and why he pushed the limits of webflow

    #15: in Chiang Mai, Sarkis explains how he became a problem solver and why he pushed the limits of webflow

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    🗒 Brief summary

    On this episode of the No-Code World radio podcast, we meet Sarkis Buniatyan, a prominent figure in the No-Code community. Sarkis discusses his background as a product designer and his love for software. He explains the potential of No-Code tools and showcases impressive projects using Webflow. He also talks about his entrepreneurial journey and his focus on revolutionizing learning with his company, Restep. He emphasized the importance of creativity and the need for quality in the No-Code space. Finally he highlights the benefits of exploring new environments, like Chiang Mai, for personal growth and creativity. The episode concludes with an invitation to subscribe and share thoughts.



    📚 Resources


    Sarkis on Twitter/X : https://twitter.com/SarkisBuniatyan
    Sarkis on Webflow : https://webflow.com/@protocore
    Restep : https://www.restep.io/
    Civilization 6 : https://webflow.com/made-in-webflow/website/Civilization



    📖 Chapters

    0:00:00 Introduction to Season 5 and Chiang Mai Trip

    0:01:06 Discovering the Power of Software

    0:03:07 The Choice Between Developer and Designer

    0:03:34 The Gateway into Code: Exploring the World of No-Code

    0:06:09 Pushing the Limits of Webflow with Realistic PlayStation Interface

    0:14:51 Changing Perception of Web Design

    0:18:49 AI Startup: Creating a contextual information platform

    0:20:45 Restep: Revolutionizing learning with workflow replication technology

    0:24:03 Frustrations with traditional learning methods

    0:26:21 The future of visual development and the no-code space

    0:29:15 No-code space evolving towards visual development

    0:31:50 Building your own software with customizable platforms

    0:34:22 The Danger of Valuing Speed over Creativity in Web Design

    0:35:44 The Impact of our Environment on Creativity

    0:39:06 Chiang Mai: A Place to Bootstrap Ideas

    0:40:23 A Different Episode with Limited Equipment

    0:42:25 Chiang Mai: A Vibrant City with Amazing Nature and Food

    • 44 min
    #14: In London, Max tells me how he went from the #100daysofnocode hashtag to an education company

    #14: In London, Max tells me how he went from the #100daysofnocode hashtag to an education company

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    🗒 Brief summary

    In this episode, we chat with Max, the founder of the 100 Days of No Code project. Max shares their journey from failed startup to discovering the world of no-code. We discuss the growth of the project, the importance of project-based learning, and the future of no-code with AI integration. Max also talks about their social media presence and how they document their building process on Twitter and LinkedIn.

    📚 Resources


    Max on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HainingMax
    #100daysofnocode on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23100DaysOfNoCode
    100days account : https://twitter.com/100daysnocode
    100 days of no-code website: https://www.100daysofnocode.com/
    Max on Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxhaining/

    📖 Chapters

    0:00:00 Introduction and Setting at RSA House in London

    0:04:53 The Need for Technical Knowledge

    0:07:18 Exploring the Idea of No-Code

    0:10:08 The Birth of 100 Days of Code

    0:14:02 The Need for Structure and Community

    0:19:18 Building a community and leveraging growth

    0:22:04 From Hashtag to Community: The Evolution of 100 Days of No Code

    0:24:02 Adding Structure: Introducing the Daily Curriculum Challenge

    0:25:21 Starting with Lean Education Approach

    0:27:25 Balancing Motivation and Complexity in Project Selection

    0:29:36 No-Code: Beyond Code - Design, Marketing, Product Management

    0:32:22 AI as the Next Level of NoCode Development

    0:34:21 AI Integration in Existing Tools: Zapier, Bardeen, Framer

    0:36:19 The Exciting Possibilities of AI Integration in NoCode Tools

    0:38:14 Teaching transferable skills with five essential tools

    0:41:12 Introducing AI Skills Training for Individuals and Companies

    0:42:10 Building a community within their own circle

    0:43:04 Plans for In-Person Meetups and Future Expansion

    📃 Long Summary

    In this podcast episode, I interview Max, the founder of the 100 Days of No Code project. Conducted at the RSA house in London, the discussion delves into Max's journey into the no-code space. Max initially wanted to learn coding but was drawn to the no-code movement after reading an article by Ryan Hoover. Inspired by the "100 Days of Code" concept, Max started "100 Days of No Code" and chronicled the journey on Twitter.

    The conversation touches on the benefits of project-based learning and the importance of community platforms like Twitter for sharing progress and mutual support. The project has since evolved from a hashtag to a community and now an education company. They have a paid Slack community and are offering structured learning experiences through curriculum and boot camps.

    The episode also explores the future convergence of AI and no-code, mentioning tools like Zapier, Bardeen, and Framer which are integrating AI into their workflows. We both emphasize being tool-agnostic in the no-code field and talk about upcoming educational offerings, including a no-code times AI boot camp.

    Regarding social media, Max is active on Twitter and LinkedIn, documenting their company's journey, while I mainly focuses on newsletters and YouTube tutorials.

    • 49 min
    #13: In London, Frances shares how she builds Notion templates for influencers and other insightful advices on consulting

    #13: In London, Frances shares how she builds Notion templates for influencers and other insightful advices on consulting

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    🗒 Brief summary

    In this episode, we talk to Frances Odera-Matthews, a certified Notion Consultant and founder of The Notion Bar. Frances shares her journey with Notion, its advanced features, and the benefits of using it for project management. We also discuss finding clients, the challenges of organizing information in Notion, and strategies for content creation. The conversation highlights the future of Notion, the value of serving both personal and enterprise users, and the diverse uses of the platform. To learn more about Frances and The Notion Bar, visit their website or find them on social media platforms.

    📚 Resources


    All the links mentioned in that episode can be found here : link.thenotionbar.com/links
    The Notion Zeitgeist : newsletter.thenotionbar.com
    The Notion Bar website : thenotionbar.com

    📖 Chapters

    0:00:00 Introduction and Setting the Scene in London

    0:01:34 Learning Notion at a UX agency in DC

    0:06:05 Starting on Fiverr

    0:09:37 Introduction and Overview of Clients and Services

    0:14:44 Consultant as a Marie Kondo of Notion

    0:16:38 The Time-consuming Process of Setting Up Notion Workspaces

    0:19:05 Content Strategy and Recycling Old Content for Finding Clients

    0:23:02 Selling Templates and the Happiness Bar Journal

    0:28:11 Efficiency and Design Principles in Notion Templates

    0:35:44 Other No-Code Tools

    0:40:16 Exploring the Notion and NoCode Community in London

    0:48:28 Recommendations in London



    📃 Long Summary

    In this episode, Alex welcomes Frances, a certified Notion Consultant and founder of The Notion Bar, to discuss the world of No-Code and Notion. Frances shares her journey of becoming a Notion expert, starting with her introduction to the platform while working at a UX agency.

    The conversation then delves into the changes and improvements in Notion over the past three years, particularly in catering to power users and offering enhanced project management capabilities. Alex expresses his curiosity about Frances' experience finding clients on Fiverr and raises his biases about the platform, to which Frances responds with her positive experience and success story.

    They further explore the options and experiences for freelancers starting out in the UK or US, discussing the importance of getting paid for services and the value of establishing boundaries and self-worth. Frances mentions her diverse range of clients, from solopreneurs and small creative teams to VCs, startups, and scale-ups, emphasizing the universal need for systems and organization.

    The conversation shifts to Frances' strategies for attracting clients, such as recycling old content and utilizing tools like Hypefury for scheduling social media posts. She also mentions her weekly newsletter, the Notion Zeitgeist, which showcases interesting happenings in the Notion community.

    The conversation then explores the enterprise shift happening within the no-code community, with Frances sharing insights on the prioritization of paying customers and the involvement of personal users in content strategy. They discuss various tools used for time management and automation, including Google Calendar, Zapier, Hypefury, and repurpose.io, while also addressing cultural differences in valuing free work and the importance of educating the market.

    Frances mentions the growing Notion community in London and the challenges of finding networking events and meetups, particularly due to the impact of COVID-19. She expresses her desire to share the stories of creatives using Notion and suggests the idea of conducting TikTok interviews with people in cafes.The episode concludes with Frances providing recommendations for non-touristy activities in London.

    • 52 min
    #12: In London, Veronica tells me how she went from being a lawyer to running her own no-code agency

    #12: In London, Veronica tells me how she went from being a lawyer to running her own no-code agency

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    🗒 Brief summary

    Veronica, a no-code professional and software creator, discusses her journey into the world of no code tools, her transition into a career in the field, and the benefits of tools like Webflow and Airtable. She shares insights on she uses Notion, the importance of templates, and her agency's philosophy of building projects without developers. The conversation also covers the London tech and no-code scene, along with recommendations for places to visit.

    📚 Resources


    Veronica on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UberVero
    Eldur Studio's website : https://www.eldur.studio/
    Veronica on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicapicciafuoco/

    📖 Chapters

    0:00:00 Introduction and Setting the Scene in London

    0:01:06 From Lawyer to Marketer: A Unique Background

    0:02:58 Getting Hired at a Legal Tech Startup

    0:05:06 Encountering No-Code Tools and Liberating Marketing Work

    0:08:35 Becoming a Professional in No-Code: Freelancer or Agency?

    0:10:51 Finding Clients through Referrals and Webflow Certification

    0:14:51 Envy for developers with side projects

    0:22:37 Choosing the Right Platform for Custom Development

    0:30:43 Introduction to the London tech and no-code scene

    0:32:20 London's vibrant design and startup scene amidst Brexit and COVID

    📃 Long Summary

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Veronica, a no-code professional and software creator. Veronica shares her journey into the world of no-code tools, explaining how she made a career switch from law to marketing and tech after attending a hackathon. She discusses the benefits of no-code tools like Webflow, Airtable, and Zapier, which have allowed her to handle tasks without relying on developers and to execute projects independently in her role as a marketer.Veronica talks about how she transitioned into working as a professional in the no-code field, taking on client projects and eventually starting her own agency. We discuss the different paths and approaches that can be taken with no-code tools, including outsourcing certain tasks for larger companies.The conversation then focuses on the use of Notion, allowing for quick creation without the need to learn new software. Veronica explains the value of templates in establishing methodologies and best practices for different processes, such as project management and hiring, and how they can be shared with others in the industry.Veronica also shares her agency's philosophy of building projects without developers and providing a user-friendly experience for clients. They do not believe in retainers and instead offer training sessions at the end of projects to ensure clients understand how their project works. They aim to give clients autonomy and the ability to make changes without incurring extra costs.We also discuss the importance of investing in a good website upfront, particularly in the B2B sector, and the potential issues that can arise from choosing templates or relying on freelancers. The conversation touches on permissions and the need for role-level permissions in industries like healthcare, as well as the challenges and opportunities in the no code community.The discussion concludes with a look at the London tech and no code scene, including the no code drinks event and other meetups and workshops. Recommendations for places to visit in London, such as King's Cross and Hampstead Heath, are also shared. Veronica provides her Twitter handle and invites listeners to connect with her online.Finally, Veronica shares the story behind the name of her show, "Lord of the Ring," and her personal attachment to Iceland.

    • 41 min
    #11: In London, I talk with Dominic about how he uses no-code for his multiple side projects

    #11: In London, I talk with Dominic about how he uses no-code for his multiple side projects

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    🗒 Brief summary

    In this episode, I speak with Dominic Norton, a no-code educator and social entrepreneur. Dominic shares about his projects, including Missing Black People. We discuss the challenges of balancing corporate roles and entrepreneurship, the value of teaching and leveraging popular trends, and the importance of community in the no-code space. Dominic also shares insights on game development tools, AI, and the emergence of open-source options. We wrap up by talking about the survival of different tech industry categories and our favorite things to do in London.

    📚 Resources


    Find all the links mentionned on this page : https://linktr.ee/dominiconorton

    📖 Chapters

    0:00:00 Introduction: Dominic Norton, No-Code Educator and Social Entrepreneur

    0:02:44 Avoiding the Term "Citizen Developer" in the No-Code World

    0:04:37 Early Beginnings: Customizing MySpace Layouts for Pocket Money

    0:07:56 Applying Architecture Skills to Digital Projects and Planning

    0:12:58 Balancing entrepreneurship with a corporate job

    0:18:45 The Power of Participating in Hackathons

    0:20:15 Grants: A Source of Support for Social Impact Projects

    0:21:18 Leveraging Trends and Popular Culture for Marketing Projects

    0:29:59 Democratizing coding through no code and low code platforms

    0:33:56 AI as a thought partner in marketing, not a replacement

    0:37:04 The Importance of Creative Thinking in Prompt Engineering

    0:38:27 OnDeck: A Popular Cohort-based Community

    0:41:02 100 Days of NoCode: A Pivotal Community

    0:48:36 Lack of Ambassador Program in Airtable

    0:51:32 The Business Side of No Code Tools

    0:52:12 Uncertainty about the B2B focus of the event

    0:55:16 Addressing the issue of vendor lock-in in no-code tools

    0:58:26 The potential impact of AI on the development process

    1:00:58 Shoreditch: A Gentrified Area with Unique Personality

    📃 Long Summary

    In this episode, I speak with Dominic Norton, a no-code educator and social entrepreneur. Dominic introduces himself and shares about his projects, including Missing Black People and his startup. We delve into the term "citizen developer" and why it may not resonate with a wider audience. Dominic opens up about his coding background and experience in AEC and architecture.We navigate the challenging balance between corporate roles and entrepreneurship, emphasizing the significance of marketing and diversifying income streams. We also discuss the value of teaching and leveraging popular trends and projects. Dominic shares his insights on game development tools and the application of AI in generating ideas and enhancing the creative process.We explore the importance of community and knowledge sharing within the no-code space. Additionally, we touch on the role of major platforms in supporting community leaders and content creators, as well as the need for in-person events and ambassador programs. We highlight the issue of vendor lock-in and the emergence of open-source options.To wrap up, we discuss the survival of different categories within the tech industry and share our favorite things to do in London. Dominic graciously shares his social media handles and expresses gratitude for our conversation.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #10: In Lisbon, I have a coffee with Bruno to chat about no-code, productivity and digital strategy

    #10: In Lisbon, I have a coffee with Bruno to chat about no-code, productivity and digital strategy

    After a trip in the south of Spain and Portugal, I finally reach Lisbon to spend a month there. I was mostly surrounded by French people in our No-Code House. But I still had the chance to meet some local no-coders like Bruno Amaral, a community expert with a passion for Notion and productivity. Also a coffee enthusiast that leaves papper cranes he made for other customers. All this is in the episode!

    Resources :


    Bruno on Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/brunoamaral/
    Bruno on Twitter : https://twitter.com/brunoamaral
    A Notion page as an example : https://amaralbruno.notion.site/amaralbruno/No-Code-World-Radio-example-73fee6a9f0b7467f9ddce66930ebeab2
    Bruno's website : https://brunoamaral.eu/
    The coffee place where we were : https://g.page/HowCoffee?share



    Chapters:
    00:00:00 Lisbon
    00:00:05 Introduction to No-Code World Radio with Alex
    00:02:18 Bruno's Early Coding Experience and Hobby in Tech
    00:06:05 Importance of Documentation in Communication and Coding
    00:08:19 Using Calendar and Email Reminders for Tracking and Reflection
    00:10:40 The Versatility of a Visual Programming Tool
    00:19:24 No-Code: Focusing on People First
    00:29:14 Utilizing the Shortcuts app for efficient task completion.
    00:29:30 Productivity Habits and Monday Planning
    00:38:51 Varying Levels of Digital Literacy in Different Communities
    00:40:42 Digital Literacy and No-Code in Bridging the Gap
    00:50:34 Season Finale: Reflections on Lisbon and No-code House Project



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    • 52 min

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