When it comes to side projects, I practice and firmly believe in a philosophy that Sagi and I have called audience driven product development. This is an idea that we formulated after seeing how successful entrepreneurs such as Jeffrey Zeldman, Paul Jarvis and Tobias van Schneider built incredible personal brands. We’ve also watched closely as companies such as Intercom and Buffer implement this approach.
Today’s my birthday, and this year I’m giving myself a present. I’m giving myself the time to write. I’m going to prioritize it, block out the time in my schedule and actually take writing seriously. But that’s pretty vague. I’ve tried to do that before, and I failed miserably. So this time I’m going one step farther. I’m committing to publish a new article every day, for 30 days straight.
Jason started out by getting companies to pay him to wear their T-shirts for a living. He then sold his last name, twice, and wrote the world’s first ever fully-sponsored book. Now he is in the middle of what might be his craziest stunt yet. He’s quite literally selling his future, and he’s doing it so he can help creative professionals take action and make money doing what they love.
Today’s guest is a very special person. Not your regular entrepreneur, and definitely not your standard, run-of-the-mill developer. Tal Perry is a good friend and a serial side project hacker. He’s actually one of the members of the first batch of the side project accelerator. He’s an entrepreneur who currently works at a large company, a developer, and a serious autodidact.
I was invited to speak in a magnificent conference in Kiev that took place on the 17th of September 2016. The talk I gave there was called “Start Building Your Personal Brand” and I wanted to share it with you here. The slides Start working on your personal brand from Sagi Shrieber Have you been…
Today we are excited to have Jason Bacher and Brian Biurge on the show. They are the founders of Good Fucking Design Advice, an e-commerce store for designers that started as a side project and has taken off to become much more.
This is the first episode of the second season of the Hacking UI podcast, ‘Scaling a Side Project’. In this season we interview designers, developers, and creative entrepreneurs who built and scaled successful side projects that we admire. Today we are excited to have Bryn Jackson on the show. Bryn is the co-founder of Spec.fm, which features the popular podcasts Design Details, Developer Tea, and more.
David was fortunate today to sit down and have a great conversation with author and UX researcher Victor Yocco. With Victor he discusses how UX research fits into the workflow, what it takes to create a really good experience, and how user psychology comes into play in design.
In today’s episode we (David & Sagi) sit down to have a chat and share some lessons from our journey of transitioning to work on Hacking UI full time. We discuss how our motivation is centred around helping others and being the storytellers of the products that we create for our users.
Next week (on the week of the 22nd-27th of August), we’ll be in San Francisco and we’ll be hosting two awesome free events!
If you’re in town, you should come say hi! Beers & pizzas on us!