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🗒 Brief summary
In this episode, I speak with Dominic Norton, a no-code educator and social entrepreneur. Dominic shares about his projects, including Missing Black People. We discuss the challenges of balancing corporate roles and entrepreneurship, the value of teaching and leveraging popular trends, and the importance of community in the no-code space. Dominic also shares insights on game development tools, AI, and the emergence of open-source options. We wrap up by talking about the survival of different tech industry categories and our favorite things to do in London.
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0:00:00 Introduction: Dominic Norton, No-Code Educator and Social Entrepreneur
0:02:44 Avoiding the Term "Citizen Developer" in the No-Code World
0:04:37 Early Beginnings: Customizing MySpace Layouts for Pocket Money
0:07:56 Applying Architecture Skills to Digital Projects and Planning
0:12:58 Balancing entrepreneurship with a corporate job
0:18:45 The Power of Participating in Hackathons
0:20:15 Grants: A Source of Support for Social Impact Projects
0:21:18 Leveraging Trends and Popular Culture for Marketing Projects
0:29:59 Democratizing coding through no code and low code platforms
0:33:56 AI as a thought partner in marketing, not a replacement
0:37:04 The Importance of Creative Thinking in Prompt Engineering
0:38:27 OnDeck: A Popular Cohort-based Community
0:41:02 100 Days of NoCode: A Pivotal Community
0:48:36 Lack of Ambassador Program in Airtable
0:51:32 The Business Side of No Code Tools
0:52:12 Uncertainty about the B2B focus of the event
0:55:16 Addressing the issue of vendor lock-in in no-code tools
0:58:26 The potential impact of AI on the development process
1:00:58 Shoreditch: A Gentrified Area with Unique Personality
📃 Long Summary
In this episode, I speak with Dominic Norton, a no-code educator and social entrepreneur. Dominic introduces himself and shares about his projects, including Missing Black People and his startup. We delve into the term "citizen developer" and why it may not resonate with a wider audience. Dominic opens up about his coding background and experience in AEC and architecture.
We navigate the challenging balance between corporate roles and entrepreneurship, emphasizing the significance of marketing and diversifying income streams. We also discuss the value of teaching and leveraging popular trends and projects. Dominic shares his insights on game development tools and the application of AI in generating ideas and enhancing the creative process.
We explore the importance of community and knowledge sharing within the no-code space. Additionally, we touch on the role of major platforms in supporting community leaders and content creators, as well as the need for in-person events and ambassador programs. We highlight the issue of vendor lock-in and the emergence of open-source options.
To wrap up, we discuss the survival of different categories within the tech industry and share our favorite things to do in London. Dominic graciously shares his social media handles and expresses gratitude for our conversation.