The Standup

About the show

A podcast that delves into the obstacles and successes involved in creating, running, and sustaining successful software side projects.

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  • S2E5 - Maybe Chef Doesn't Suck

    February 21st, 2018  |  Season 2  |  21 mins 53 secs

    Jamie and Keith are back after another one-month hiatus. During the break, Jamie ventured into Alexa skills and Keith back-pedaled on his opinion of Chef.

  • S2E4 - Like a Bear

    January 24th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 11 secs

    Jamie and Keith are back to talk about some 2018 goals, winters hours, stress, and the awesomeness that is Elixir/Erlang.

  • S2E3 - The Grinch is a Hero

    December 19th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 58 secs

    Jamie and Keith are back after taking some intentional time to work on things other than Chronic. They discuss Jamie's continued development of Tatsu and what Keith thinks is going to make for an awesome Python course before digging into the latest development on Chronic.

  • S2E2 - WebSockets are Confusing

    December 16th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 14 secs

    Jamie and Keith chat about what they got done while working on Chronic and also talk about the progress they hope to make on Tatsu and the Python course (respectively)

  • S2E1 - The Rise of Chronic

    November 28th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 23 secs

    Keith and Jamie are back from their hiatus. Keith didn't ship anything over that time, but something much more exciting happened. Jamie continued working on Tatsu and Callback. Most importantly, the hosts are now working on a project TOGETHER called Chronic.

  • S1E17 - Look at All the Things We're Not Doing

    August 3rd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 9 secs

    Jamie and Keith end the first season of The Standup by once again talking about all of the things they didn't get accomplished, but this episode is not without interesting discussion. Keith talks about his struggle trying to use NoSQL and why he switched from Firebase to using Elixir/Phoenix/GraphQL for the backend of Lectern. Jamie celebrates Tatsu being featured as a "Brilliant Bot" by Slack and the scaling issues that came with it.

  • S1E16 - Game Changer

    July 4th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  26 mins 13 secs

    Another episode and another two weeks that didn't go as expected. Keith decides to give a binge watching option to his tutorial views and shelves submissions for a few weeks. Jamie runs into the complications that come along with conversation UIs as he implements vacation mode into Tatsu.

  • S1E15 - The Good News of Meditation

    June 20th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 3 secs

    Jamie and Keith are back from BeerCityCode (and other conferences), and it's right back to hustling. Keith is feeling revitalized, but Jamie needs to recover from his travels. This discussion covers struggles with focus, Keith's web app challenge, and the future of Tatsu and Callback.

  • S1E14 - Onward to Beer City

    June 14th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 14 secs

    Jamie and Keith reunite to talk about their side hustle adventures. Most of Keith's energy is going into closing the open circles in his life by launching his redesign... and switching to Elixir. While Jamie is

  • S1E13 - Too Much Coffee

    June 7th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 8 secs

    Keith details his catastrophic coffee issues and being sick yet again. Jamie

  • S1E12 - Post Codecation

    May 11th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 23 secs

    Jamie lays out the details and lessons learned during his codecation and his issues with React. Keith tries to justify the giant yak that he shaved instead of actually building his web app challenge application.

  • S1E11 - Codecation

    April 22nd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 1 sec

    Jamie finalizes the features he's going to launch for conversations and makes a ton fo progress on Callback. Keith battles with getting little done and getting excited about his Web App Challenge application. In the middle of all of this, there is also some business talk since Keith has no idea what he's doing.

  • S1E10 - Acceptance

    April 8th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 37 secs

    Keith and Jamie talk about conferences, Wordpress, redesigning features, time zones, and building new products.

  • S1E9 - Just in Savings Time

    March 25th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 30 secs

    Keith & Jamie meet again to discuss the ins and outs of their side hustles. Keith talks course creation & YouTube. Jamie finishes conversations to a point... but that story might not be over.

  • S1E8 - Give the People What They Want

    March 11th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 52 secs
    geeks, side business, tech

    Keith continues his marketing education, gets started with Kubernetes, and prepares a Patreon campaign. Jamie continues his race against the home builders. With his conversation engine built he now digs into implementing specific conversation types. Baine makes an accidental appearance.

  • S1E7 - Converse & Snowboards

    February 25th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 22 secs

    Jamie comes down with yet another sickness but also manages to get conversations built into Tatsu! (You can contribute to the gem here: In addition to finishing his big task for the last few months, he's also moved more and more of the job processing for Tatsu to use Keith goes back into the learner mindset after having his butt kicked while snowboarding and acknowledging that he is still a novice at sales/marketing.