Best binpress podcasts we could find (Updated July 2017)
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Hating snow blowers, BaconBiz, going to the gym, driving to places you should be flying to, Rocket League, Quintu, Scribbleton, profit-generating companies and VC backing, seeing the path of a company as an outsider, favorite songs. BaconBiz UserScape’s office sign Ian taking his family on vacation Quintu Scribbleton discuss.bootstrapped.fm Bin ...…
 
Hating snow blowers, BaconBiz, going to the gym, driving to places you should be flying to, Rocket League, Quintu, Scribbleton, profit-generating companies and VC backing, seeing the path of a company as an outsider, favorite songs. BaconBiz UserScape’s office sign Ian taking his family on vacation Quintu Scribbleton discuss.bootstrapped.fm Bin ...…
 
This week we talk with Hal Bergman, a photographer who specializes in industrial and travel photography, has worked with companies ranging from Apple to American Express, and creates stunning timelapse video art. He’s also responsible for the Magic Window app for Mac and iPad, which gives your devices timelapse desktop backgrounds and screen sa ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Sacha Greif, a designer and developer behind a myriad of projects. You might know Sacha from his book Discover Meteor, which provides a comprehensive introduction to building web and mobile apps with Meteor, a realtime JavaScript framework. Or you might know Sacha from his work on Telescope, a real-time, open source ...…
 
This week we talk with Stefan Reitshamer, founder of Haystack Software and creator of Arq, the backup app that uses the storage you already have — whether that’s Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Storage, Dropbox, or otherwise. Stefan discusses how you can practically eliminate support, why he considers bundle sales a marketing effort, why you ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Guy English, founder of Aged & Distilled, the software shop behind the Mac annotation app Napkin. Guy discuses how he left the game development world for software development, why burnout isn’t worth the perceived productivity, and how he keeps Aged & Distilled sustainable. He also covers why where you place ads is ...…
 
This week we talk with Jonathan Deutsch, founder of Tumult, the software outfit behind Hype. If you’re not familiar with Hype, it’s a Mac app that helps users create stunning animated and interactive HTML5 content, and it’s used by both beginners and pros. Jonathan covers how he got his start, the importance of a support network, how your produ ...…
 
This episode we talk with Gus Mueller, founder of Flying Meat Software and creator of Acorn, the image editor for humans, built for Macs. Gus covers why you should still sell direct, his thoughts on sales, how he handles competition, why he wishes he’d focused on documentation earlier, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, o ...…
 
This episode we talk with Jamie Smyth, CEO The Smyth Group and TypeEngine, a platform and service for building tablet-native publications. Jamie covers how Hurricane Katrina was the catalyst for his agency, why having a dedicated contact person is vital for client work, what it’s like to working as a programmer in the fashion industry, and much ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Roger Dannenberg, co-creator of Audacity and Professor of Computer Science, Art, and Music at Carnegie Mellon University. If, by chance, you’re not familiar with Audacity, it’s a wildly popular open source audio editor and recorder, which this very podcast is post-produced with. Listen to the podcast in the player a ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Dries Buytaert, founder of Acquia and creator of Drupal, the incredibly popular open source CMS. Dries covers how he got his start, Drupal’s origins, how Acquia found its footing, and why people skills are important for open source projects. He also discusses the beginning of an architectural shift for the web, how ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Dan Counsell, founder of Realmac Software, an award winning independent Mac and iOS development studio. They’re the folks responsible for app such as Clear on iOS, and RapidWeaver, Ember and Typed on Mac. Dan covers why bundle sales are useful, why you shouldn’t rely only on app stores, what can make a software comp ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Chris Van Patten, Creative Director of Van Patten Media, a full-service web design and online identity agency based in New York City. Chris and the team have developed a stable of WordPress plugins. Their flagship commercial plugin, called BlastOff, helps users send MailChimp newsletters right within WordPress. Chri ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Greg Scown, founder of Smile, which is behind apps such as TextExpander and PDFPen. Greg discusses how he got his start, why you should include time for curveballs in your product launch, and the modern day role of conferences. He also covers how to handle competition, lessons learned from acquiring software, and mu ...…
 
This week we talk with Solomon Hykes, creator and founder of Docker, the open source platform for distributed applications. Solomon discusses the shift from DotCloud to Docker, why you should trust your instincts, why a good product can survive surprisingly long without marketing, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or cli ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Brett Terpstra, the coder, author and web developer behind apps such as Marked 2 and nvALT, and podcasts including Systematic and Overtired. Brett discusses how he got his start, lessons he’s learned from freelancing, why it’s vital to share your work, the importance of choosing the right clients, and much more. Lis ...…
 
This week we talk with Jordan Weisman and Mitch Gitelman, co-founders of the game studio Harebrained Schemes. Jordan, the creator of Shadowrun, and Mitch discuss how they got their start, how they grew their business, and lessons learned from Kickstarting their games. They also cover why it’s vital to identify what you’re not good at, the impor ...…
 
This week we talk with Adam Atomic Saltsman, the video game designer behind Canabalt, Wurdle, Hundreds and Finji. Adam discusses tips for making game development businesses sustainable and why communication in teamwork is just as important as technical skill. He also covers why it’s important to ask users how they feel instead of asking for sol ...…
 
This week we talk with Brad Wardell, founder and CEO of Stardock, the software and game development company behind everything from Object Desktop to Sins of a Solar Empire and Galactic Civilizations. Brad discusses the importance of delayed gratification when building your business, how to distinguish between a hobby and a business, and the imp ...…
 
This week we talk with David Helgason co-founder and former CEO of Unity Technologies, the company behind the wildly successful Unity game engine. David discusses how Unity got its start, how being responsive to your community is some of the best marketing possible, why he stepped down as CEO, and much more. He also answers questions from the U ...…
 
This week we talk with the creator of Ceph and co-founder of DreamHost, Sage Weil, as well as Ross Turk, VP of Marketing and Community at Inktank. Ceph is an open source distributed storage system and Inktank is the company created to support it, which was recently acquired by Red Hat. Sage and Ross discuss community building, the importance of ...…
 
This week we talk with David D’Angelo of Yacht Club Games, the studio behind the game Shovel Knight. David covers the ins-and-outs of their Kickstarter campaign, the importance of YouTube for their success and how press plants the seed for word of mouth. He also covers how the team sussed out pricing, open and collaborative design, remote work ...…
 
This week we talk with Keith Blount of Literature and Latte, the creators of the award-winning writing software Scrivener . Keith covers Scrivener’s origins, tapping into the NaNoWriMo community, accidental content marketing and the psychology of discounts. He also discusses developing software with a profit-share model, estimating release date ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Garret Miller of Mapbox, which creates tools for anyone to design and publish custom maps. Garrett covers Mapbox’s flat structure, their product development process, and how they use GitHub for office management. He also discusses how he straddled the worlds of programming and design, managed client expectations as ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Louis Suárez-Potts, Open Source Strategist and Co-Founder of Age of Peers, a marketing, community development and media relations consultancy for organizations involved in open source. He’s also a Project Management Committee member for Apache Open Office. Louis covers how to encourage governments to adopt open sour ...…
 
On this episode we talk with Florian Effenberger, Executive Director of The Document Foundation (TDF), the non-profit organization behind the open source office suite LibreOffice. Florian covers why open source projects need marketing, how he keeps things streamlined with mailing lists and how the TDF makes it easy for new contributors to pitch ...…
 
This week we talk with Shay Banon, co-founder and CTO of Elasticsearch, the open source distributed search engine. Shay covers how a cooking app birthed Elasticsearch, why open source businesses are better based on runtimes than libraries, and much more. He also discusses the importance of an open product roadmap, how to make a distributed team ...…
 
This week we talk with Mike Perham, CEO of Contributed Systems and creator of popular Ruby gems such as Sidekiq and Dalli. Mike covers the zen and art of naming open source projects, what the sweet spot for pricing is and why value lies in the experience behind projects. He also covers why empathy is key when interacting with your project’s com ...…
 
On this week’s episode we talk with Glyph Lefkowitz, creator of Twisted, the incredibly popular event-driven, Python networking engine. Glyph covers why creators have a responsibility to users of their open source projects, why he simultaneously admires and critiques open source communities, and why the open source world should look to its free ...…
 
This week we chat with Andi Gutmans, co-creator of PHP and CEO of Zend Technologies, the force behind Zend Framework. Andi covers why he doesn’t consider himself a good PHP developer, why you should approach venture capital like dating and the importance of admitting your mistakes. He also explains why it’s an exciting time to be a PHP develope ...…
 
On this week’s show, we talk with Christian Heilmann, Mozilla’s Principal Evangelist. Christian covers how Mozilla is the Red Cross for the web, why mobile apps are overrated, what it takes to be a developer evangelist and why you should talk to the quiet folks at meetups. He also discusses how he got his start with web development, why more co ...…
 
This week, we chat with Slava Akhmechet, co-founder of RethinkDB, an open-source distributed database taking the development world by storm. Slava discusses why experimental work often doesn’t make the cut for commercial codebases, why you should focus on ideas instead of venture capital, and the biggest opportunity in commercial open source. H ...…
 
On our tenth episode, we talk with with Mitchell Hashimoto, creator of Vagrant and Founder of HashiCorp, the force behind projects such as Packer, Serf, Consul and Terraform. Mitchell discusses the importance of not naming your company after your flagship product, why a good story is important for raising capital and how to handle hiring in you ...…
 
This week we talk with Torstein Hønsi, Founder and CTO of Highsoft, the makers of popular JavaScript libraries such as Highcharts and Highslide. Torstein covers how this all began with a project built while working on an oil rig and grew into a business with more than 10 employees, which counts Facebook, Twitter, MasterCard and more as customer ...…
 
On this episode, we talk with Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Canonical and the driving force behind Ubuntu. Mark covers why code isn’t the only contribution to open source projects that matters, the importance of staying focused on you project’s “main thing” and Ubuntu’s future with different categories of devices. In addition, Mark touches upon ...…
 
On episode seven, we chat with with Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator. Yes, the force behind Titanium: the SDK that lets you write apps in JavaScript and deploy native versions across iOS, Android, Windows Phone and more. Jeff covers how Appcelerator survived a death sentence from Apple, why pricing is the most single difficult thing any busines ...…
 
On this episode, we talk with Frederico Knabben, creator of CKEditor, the ubiquitous open-source JavaScript text editor. If you’ve been online at any time over the past decade, chances are that you’ve used CKEditor on one website or another — whether you knew it or not. Fred covers how the project got its start and its name, the community-build ...…
 
Sytse Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO of git repository management solution GitLab, joins us on episode five of the podcast to cover everything from his early days building personal submarines to how GitLab has carved its own niche in a GitHub-enamoured world. We also discuss pricing mistakes, how to decide whether a feature goes into the commun ...…
 
On episode four, we chat with Julian Lam, co-founder of open-source forum software NodeBB. As you might have guessed, it’s built on NodeJS and reinvents forum software for the modern web. What’s that mean? Speed, realtime streaming, responsive design, chat, desktop notifications and much more. Julian covers how NodeBB got its start, what the pl ...…
 
On episode three of the Binpress podcast we talk with John O’Nolan, co-founder of Ghost, the open-source blogging platform that took Kickstarter by storm. We cover what the GPL has in common with a certain religion, why long-form blogging is seeing a resurgence, how many registered users Ghost has and how much revenue they generate. Of course, ...…
 
On the second episode of the Binpress podcast we interview Jesse Beaumont, CEO of ShinobiControls, which makes data components and UI controls (think charts, grids and more) for Android and iOS. We discuss how ShinobiControls was born from a larger firm, the resources a parent company can devote to its offspring and how they tackle user-centere ...…
 
We’re kicking off a brand new podcast to interview people across the spectrum of software development: from independent devs making a living on their projects to folks at software outfits now considered titans in their respective arenas, open source or otherwise. The inaugural podcast highlights James Tauber, founder and CEO of Eldarion, a web ...…
 
Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey are joined by special guest, Patrick McKenzie (patio11), to discuss the “early” days of the Business of Software forums, Patrick’s journey and daily routine, Helpdesk systems and support, Appointment Reminder, systemizing and automating daily tasks, SaaS, B2C vs. B2B, pricing of software, consultin ...…
 
Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey are joined by special guest, Patrick McKenzie (patio11), to discuss the “early” days of the Business of Software forums, Patrick’s journey and daily routine, Helpdesk systems and support, Appointment Reminder, systemizing and automating daily tasks, SaaS, B2C vs. B2B, pricing of software, consultin ...…
 
Keith Perhac and I are back with the 5th epsiode of the Kalzumeus podcast. Keith and I both have experience working as consultants in software development and online marketing. People often ask us how to transition away from the feast-or-famine nature of freelancing, where you do very well when you’re delivering engagements and getting them pai ...…
 
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