Helping fitness instructors in a pandemic, no-code vs. low-code vs. code, and querying blockchains
On the podcast this week, my guest Cheryl Kemp (founder of https://indifit.co/) and I discuss her journey of starting a company at the beginning of the pandemic, finding co-founders, leveraging no-code technology to validate her idea, pivoting into a completely different business model, providing software for fitness instructors, experimenting with growth strategies, and raising startup capital in 2021.
No-code vs. Low-code vs. Code
If you aren’t yet familiar, the “no-code” movement for spinning up software startups - i.e. without needing a software developer - is getting quite popular. So is the “low-code” movement, which requires minimal development effort to deliver value to users.
Cheryl and I talk about this a bit in the podcast this week. We agreed the opportunities are amazing, and Cheryl’s startup is proof it can be done. While I’m teaching a full-on technical founder training series, the next article I am writing addresses no-code and low-code, which are extremely important for founders to explore in order to save time. In other words, if it’s possible to deliver value to your users/customers without needing full-on software development, it enables you to spend more time understanding the people you are serving better.
I’m a fan of The Graph.
“The Graph is an indexing protocol for organizing blockchain data and making it easily accessible with GraphQL. … for querying networks like Ethereum and IPFS. Anyone can build and publish open APIs, called subgraphs....”
The reason why this is a big deal is because right now Web 3 development is still extremely inaccessible. Any efforts that make the lives of Web 3 developers easier, such as Figment Learn, should be supported.
If you are looking for some interesting reading this week and weekend, check out The Graph Network In Depth.
Have a great rest of your week!