Today we’re joined by Ben Scheirman, who leads the team that builds the 5 Calls iOS app that encourages its users to engage with their elected representatives. We talk to Ben about what it’s like to work on an app with a team of volunteers, how they manage the development and support process for an app with tens of thousands of users, and lessons learned from quickly scaling thanks to mentions from well-known personalities like Michael Moore and Chelsea Clinton.
Release Notes 2017
We’re happy to announce that Release Notes 2017, the third edition of our conference, will be happening October 16-18, 2017 – and this time we’re taking the show on the road to Chicago! We’re really excited about the move to Chicago and the extra opportunities that the change in venue will provide. More details will be announced on the conference website at 2017.releasenotes.tv and on our mailing list in a month or two. In the mean time, mark your calendars. We hope to see you there!
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