Recent Podcast Episodes

#227: Dave Rodenbaugh (part 2)

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Today we have part two of our conversation with Dave Rodenbaugh, a self-funded entrepreneur who has been selling WordPress plugins since 2009. He’s also one half of the Rogue Startups podcast. Today we talk about his experience with the WordPress plugin repository – the WordPress equivalent of the App Store, content marketing, Automattic as the gatekeeper for WordPress plugins, and Sherlocking in the WordPress ecosystem.
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#226: Dave Rodenbaugh (part 1)

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We’re joined today by Dave Rodenbaugh, a self-funded entrepreneur who has been selling WordPress plugins since 2009. He’s also one half of the Rogue Startups podcast. Dave talks to us today about how he got his start in entrepreneurship, a few hard won lessons in pricing, and some of the challenges of building a business on software that’s licensed under the GPL and can therefore be freely redistributed.
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#225: I Want to be Driving a Lamborghini

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Today we (finally) discuss CrashPlan’s exit from the consumer market. We talk about what CrashPlan did right with this transition, why Charles doesn’t consider BackBlaze a suitable alternative to CrashPlan, and CrashPlan’s baffling decision that kept Charles from instantly upgrading to CrashPlan’s Small Business service.
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#224: More Like a Fisherman

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Today we’re talking about conferences (again). Joe recently spoke at 360|iDev, and Charles had his first experience sponsoring a conference at a recent Indiana CPA Society conference. We discuss future trends in conference-going, what it was like being at a non-technical conference, and why sponsors have to have great swag.
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#223: Jean MacDonald

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We’re joined today by Jean MacDonald who talks to us about founding App Camp for Girls, growing the program, and then stepping away and handing off the reins of the program to another leader. We chat about AC4G’s new Chicago program, finding good help, and also announce AC4G’s involvement once again with Release Notes 2017.
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