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Darby Frey & Ethan Gunderson
Follow along as two software engineers build and grow indie SaaS products while working their day jobs. Hosted by Darby Frey, co-founder of Lead Honestly, and Ethan Gunderson, founder of Glean.
3 days ago
19: Gearing Up for a Launch
Darby and Ethan talk through being on call as an indie developer, using slack to store time series metrics, and the upcoming launch of Lead Honestly for Google Workspace.
Sep 24, 2021
18: An Egg Salad Sandwich With an Instagram Account
On this exciting episode of Growing Software -- The pros and cons of managed database providers, side project objectives, the story of gathers.us, and Darby figures out his Google API permission scopes.
Sep 20, 2021
17: The Best Laid Plans Part 2
Darby and Ethan go over the results of the previous episodes mini experiments.
Sep 3, 2021
16: The Best Laid Plans
Darby and Ethan talk through some idea validation and customer interview plans, dogfooding products, and how difficult it must be to build medical device hardware.
Aug 25, 2021
15: An Effective Pivot
Darby has some successful onboardings after pivoting and Ethan gets stung by a bee.
Aug 20, 2021
14: Changing Directions
Darby changes directions on the new version of Lead Honestly, and then tries to convince Ethan to do the same.
Aug 4, 2021
13: Give the people what they want, emails
Darby talks about the experience of on-boarding a new power user, where to find a community for your product, building communities, and a dive into some potential features of Glean.
Aug 2, 2021
12: So, you need another checklist?
This week on Growing Software -- Vacation brain, wildfires, traveling, and an impromptu conversation on personal productivity. Also, talking about software.
Jul 13, 2021
11: The Mom Test
Links Datadog Prometheus Zipkin Metabase Honeycomb The Mom Test Deploy Empathy
Jul 2, 2021
10: Make Sure the Thing Works
Jun 15, 2021
9: The Many Hats of Indie SaaS
Does Lead Honestly pass the Google security review? Does Ethan finally ship transactions? All of these questions and more are answered in this weeks episode.
Jun 8, 2021
8: We Finally Used the Podcast Name in the Episode
José Valim's blog post on a authentication solution for Elixir's Phoenix https://dashbit.co/blog/a-new-authentication-solution-for-phoenix
Jun 1, 2021
7: Almost Ready for Launch
Ethan gives some details on his debugging complaints from last week and Darby gives an update on the lead honestly code retreat and upcoming MVP launch.
May 25, 2021
6: The One with Podcast Music
Darby laments their progress on launching the new version of Lead Honestly, but has a plan. Ethan shifts his workflow again.
May 18, 2021
5: Results of the Great Experiment
Ethan gives an update on his day dedicated to working on Glean
May 13, 2021
4: The Value of Code Retreats and Database Seeds
This week Darby gives us an update on how his week of focus on Lead Honestly went, Ethan contemplates taking a day off, and they talk about the value of live data in database seeds.
May 11, 2021
3: Marketing as a Roadmap
Darby gives an update on the new version of Lead Honestly and Ethan talks about his work on the Glean marketing page and how it can drive the product roadmap
May 4, 2021
2: It’s not about working faster, it’s about cutting scope
Lead Honestly Glean Transcript Ethan: [00:00:00] Good afternoon. Darby: [00:00:00] Hello? Good afternoon. Happy Thursday. Ethan: [00:00:02] Did you get your, your, did it your shot on Friday or on Monday? Darby: [00:00:06] I did. Yeah. Yeah. It was three hours of driving pulled into the parking lot of this little community center. And walked in, they do the barcodes and everything. It's it was like a military run. I guess what is it? It's not the coast guard. The national guard, I guess yeah. Is running it. They were super nice, super easy. So literally walked in and did the thing and got the shot sat for 15 minutes, got back in the car and drove through. Ethan: [00:00:33] Yeah. That is almost exactly what we did. Yeah. Darby: [00:00:35] Yeah. Yep. Ethan: [00:00:37] Drove North until we were like 20 minutes outside of Canada, like a little hospital in the middle of nowhere. Darby: [00:00:47] Yeah. Yeah, that, it must be the thing with borders. We were right by Iowa, right by the borde…
Apr 27, 2021
1: Rewrites and Refactors
Ethan: [00:00:00] Good afternoon. Okay. Darby: [00:00:02] Happy Friday. Don't normally do this on Friday, but it's kinda nice. Ethan: [00:00:06] It is a little nice. Darby: [00:00:07] Are you done with the day job for the week? Ethan: [00:00:10] no, I'll have probably another hour after we're done here. But it's Friday. So that's a late day anyways. Darby: [00:00:16] Yeah. Things get real quiet for me around Noon. Ethan: [00:00:19] Is that because most of your team is overseas? Darby: [00:00:22] Yeah. Yeah. A of, A lot of people kinda wrap up fairly early. There's usually some stuff that trickles in, but it's much quieter than the rest of the days, Ethan: [00:00:30] Yeah. Darby: [00:00:30] I don't mind it. Yeah. So I'll go first today. Ethan: [00:00:34] Okay. Darby: [00:00:36] Last week we were talking about My idea this Google docs idea that I was working on. So I had, I don't remember how this started, but my brain just started turning on this idea. And I was like, if we, so we have…