Just spoke w/ @jmj about how hard no-code is at scale.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) May 27, 2020
Someone needs to build Github for No-Code with:
- git-style release systems
- version control
- review processes
- auto testing
- cloud watch
- advanced integration w/ @github @zapier @airtable @webflow & all no-code tools
Sugar is a toxin and it’s in almost every food we eat.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) August 30, 2020
I may run an experiment cutting 99% of the sugar out of my diet for 30 days with a continuous glucose monitor hooked up.
Would anyone be interested in me publishing the results?
Just met a team of younger engineers who built their MVP with no-code tools.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) December 1, 2020
When I asked why they didn’t code it, they said “because we can push new features within hours of a customer requesting them”.
I expect to see a trend of younger engs favoring no-code tools like this.
Amped to see my chapter "Planning for the switch from no code to code" drop in @webflow's new No Code Revolution e-book!— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) May 16, 2020
I wrote this over a year ago and learned a lot since, helping @LambdaSchool migrate at the 150 person scale. Will write updates soon. https://t.co/KmMvMYOggG
Someone needs to build the Stack Overflow of No-Code.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) June 3, 2020
One place to search for all questions and answers related to combining tools together.
The most powerful developers for startups are coders who can no-code and no-coders who can code— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) November 6, 2020
Say you're looking for a new job...— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) October 23, 2020
If you could do a part-time paid freelance gig for a company first, instead of an interview process, then you'd get the full time offer at the end of it, would you rather do that?
Or would you prefer the interview process? Why?
Those building #nocode apps for your dream businesses: you’ll have an epiphany within the next 1-2 years.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) May 10, 2020
You’ll realize you can freelance as a “No Code Engineer” and make way more money than you could with your dream business.
Not the dream. But not bad either.@naval pic.twitter.com/NUQBnmb74P
Biggest mistake of my career: not learning to code in my early 20s— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) October 22, 2020
I always thought, “It’s inefficient for me to learn when others are so much better. I should optimize for being better at my role (business owner/sales/design) and managing developers.”
Startup investors: if you’re considering investing in a company built on a no-code stack, be sure to ask what their plan is for moving off of it.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) November 13, 2020
I'm re-learning for the umpteenth time:— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) July 28, 2020
If you want to build something big, resist the urge to do it all on your own. Focus on creating great specs and delegate to people better than you.
LinkedIn for Freelancers will disrupt @LinkedIn.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) June 5, 2020
LinkedIn was built for the full-time employee paradigm.
Average job tenure over the last century has plummeted.
Soon more team members will be freelance than FTE.
The future of work is freelancing.@reidhoffman @GreylockVC pic.twitter.com/oe2GM1tV4F
It’s important for entrepreneurs using no-code tools to understand that they’re like frozen box meals meals— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) October 22, 2020
You can only build a restaurant so good with them
But you can certainly get one started faster with them
What happens if your no-code app has traction, is complex, the database is freezing, and you need to migrate?— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) June 11, 2020
1. Sync database to Postgres
(Then, feature by feature)
2. Build new feature on Postgres
3. Connect analytics to Postgres
4. Delete no-code database table
We need a Toptal for No-Coders.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) June 1, 2020
I know we have a lot of experts lists.
Are any of them setup in this way?
1. Highly vetted people
2. The client can pay the platform directly instead of the freelancer, to guarantee satisfaction
The most successful no-code app to date was probably @LambdaSchool's— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) September 29, 2020
Last year, their 125+ person team used @airtable & @zapier to build a 1,500+ student school worth $150m before migrating to code
I interviewed @mitchellbwright to learn how they did ithttps://t.co/hEyWbBhEut
No code platforms that care about their customers long term success focus on infrastructure— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) October 14, 2020
When my first no-code app got traction, it was hard to hire experienced help to scale it.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) June 5, 2020
I want to help solve that now & need feedback.
If you've needed help on your app, it makes money, and you have money...
What did you do?
(Please comment w/ context)
Once you have product-market fit, start planning and executing on your migration to code.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) October 14, 2020
Don't succumb to the wishful thinking that you can use no-code tools forever. Especially if you raised VC.
Your time, money, and leadership capital are too valuable.
How to make the most money freelancing (or maybe period): niche out as much as possible based on your past exp— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) October 6, 2020
i.e. instead of "I build no-code apps" -> "I build no-code MVPs for marketplace startups"
While your market size shrinks, your exp relative to competition increases
One I've thought about a lot is future of work.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) January 2, 2022
It's silly you have to fill out your same info on every recruiting, freelance website etc.
Obvious future seems to be putting everyone's resume directly on-chain.
Then a platform just queries the chain to do matchmaking w/ co's
Prediction: within 100 years @apple will create an international healthcare marketplace.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) October 12, 2020
It will become the store of EHR records for all citizens' in participating countries.
All healthcare activity & commerce will flow through it.
*Based on traction w/ Apple Health#dh_data
If/when you have kids…— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) December 26, 2021
Would you work 1/2 time for 1/2 pay to spend more time raising them?
Same job, same benefits.
Would love to hear your rationale.
(reposting w/ clarity)— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) October 23, 2020
Wow wasn't expecting the freelance option on previous tweet be unanimous...
2nd Q: If you could structure the paid gig to replace the interviews with new co, how would it be?
- you currently have a FT job
- you may not get FT offer after gig
Hard question:— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) June 24, 2020
If you've hired a freelance no-coder or agency, what best describes your outcome?
Starting a small IRL writing group in SF to meet periodically on weekends. Goal is regularly publishing content online. Group helps provide feedback & accountability.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) June 3, 2022
I'll be writing about web3, DAOs, & future of work.
If you're in SF and interested in joining, shoot me a DM!
Seeing a handful of proposals for full time DAO contributors lately.— David Head 🧠🍊 (@_DavidHead) March 3, 2022
"Salaries" ranging from ~$80k/yr to ~$1m/yr.
All paid in native crypto, which can appreciate.
Not surprising people are quitting legit companies & holding off on founding startups to go all-in on DAOs.