AI Everything. Reddit. And yes, it is still important to learn product and code
In this week’s episode of Ventures, I (https://www.reddit.com/user/wclittle) continue from last week’s screencast to discuss WebSockets, DNS, and Profile Picture AI. I talk about how you can get involved with the Q1 product and code cohort I’m leading (apply here: https://forms.gle/dtVA1bQ9xATRrPW29), how rare it is to actually be good at “product”, Prota Ventures Slack group for investors and entrepreneurs, a deeper dive into how web requests are packed on the server side with Ruby on Rails, and the future of Rails vs. Low-Code/No-Code.
Fun with AI
Check out ProfilePicture.ai (<-- this is my referral link, FYI, which gives me a free run after referring the service to 5 people, but feel free to go direct if referral links aren’t your thing). It’s pretty clear the future is going to be not only AI profile pics for everyone (different clothes, settings, seasons, moods, occasions, etc…), but AI will be used to generate logos, brand style guides, User Interface components for code, and - someday - probably the whole web app itself.
This is even more evidence that the future belongs to entrepreneurs and artists. People who can create things - who can prompt the AI in just the right way - will be able to add value for us in ways we can’t even imagine right now. Also - we still want to be entertained - so the people who can create compelling art for us will also have a future that AI won’t readily replace (though it is certainly trying).
Fun with Reddit
I spun up a discussion on Reddit last weekend. Check it out: Reflections since my Rails journey began in 2005: SPA wars, Hotwire, Low-Code/No-Code, ChatGPT (and a question)
More about the “Product and Code” course I’m leading for Q1
Learn more and apply here → https://forms.gle/dtVA1bQ9xATRrPW29
In short, I’m going to journey with a small cohort of people in Q1 through the process of learning best practices for web2/3 product skills and full-stack Ruby on Rails development (with Hotwire and TailwindCSS).
I’d love for you to join us, so feel free to apply here.
Have a great rest of your week (and Happy New Year!!).