37: Pairing and Building In Public


April 12th, 2018

29 mins 28 secs

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About this Episode

Ben is now a Level contributor! Ben has paired with Derrick and his team communication and management tool called, Level - which is officially open source.

Also, Derrick recorded himself building a Level feature and posted it on YouTube for feedback. It draws in people to see how an expert does things and share opinions and knowledge. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Today’s Topics Include:

Leveraging various networks to share information and provide value
Building a brand and putting capital in the bank
Impacts of stress on productivity
Engaging and sharing with interested parties; building relationships
Possible Milestone: Establish cadence of publishing frequency and balance of allocating time
Proposed Product Milestone: Use Level to track the work on Level
Utilizing GitHub to track tasks on To Do lists
Finalizing logo and identifying domain for Level
Value of retros
Prioritizing tasks and making progress on important, but not urgent work
Whether to focus on processes or engineering
Product roadmap and associated expectations/productivity

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Links and resources:

Ben Orenstein Website
Ben Orenstein on Twitter
Derrick Reimer Website
Derrick Reimer on Twitter
Level Live #1: Listing groups within spaces
Level on GitHub
Steve Schoger