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The Small Tech Podcast by EC

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A podcast about building tech products with Éphémère Creative. There's a lot of content out there about the big tech companies and how they work. But what about solopreneurs, early stage startups, non-profits, and small businesses building tech? It turns out that building small systems is an art, and in this podcast we'll talk about what it takes. 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Location:

Canada

Description:

A podcast about building tech products with Éphémère Creative. There's a lot of content out there about the big tech companies and how they work. But what about solopreneurs, early stage startups, non-profits, and small businesses building tech? It turns out that building small systems is an art, and in this podcast we'll talk about what it takes. 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Language:

English


Episodes

AI for Non-Techies

2/10/2024
Welcome to the latest episode of the SmallTechPodcast, where we break down complex AI concepts into easy-to-understand explanations. Whether you're completely new to artificial intelligence or just looking to understand more about what AI can do without getting lost in technical jargon, this episode is for you. Hosted by Raph from EC, we dive into the fascinating world of AI, covering everything from generative AI and large language models to how AI is shaping the future of technology. 🗣️ Get a FREE consultation here! https://goec.io/contact-us/ 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:18:05

Problem Obsession Beats Solution Fixation in Startups - Business Insights with Sam Chan, VP of Programs @ Launch Academy

1/24/2024
Join us as Sam Chan from Launch Academy reveals why 'problem obsession' rather than 'solutions oriented' is key in the startup scene. In this episode, we give you business insights and unpack the art of identifying and sticking with genuine customer problems to create impactful tech products. Learn how to balance your passion for building with the market's need for practical solutions. This conversation is a goldmine for anyone ready to turn their startup idea into a reality without getting lost in the innovation noise. Launch Academy has been a hub for innovators, helping over 3000 companies and facilitating the raising of $3 billion across 35 countries. Visit them here https://www.launchacademy.ca/ for more info! 🗣️ Get a FREE consultation here! https://goec.io/contact-us/ 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:27:43

Minimum Viable Products

12/6/2023
🎙️The latest Small Tech Podcast discusses how to create Minimum Viable Products (MVPs). We learn what constitutes an MVP, how to balance essential functionality with user expectations, and the difficult decisions entrepreneurs face in streamlining their vision. The discussion also covers practical strategies for MVP development in web and mobile apps, emphasizing the importance of user feedback and the role of low-code/no-code tools. At Éphémère Creative, we're passionate about turning innovative ideas into reality. If you're envisioning a tech project and need guidance, our team is ready to help bring your idea to life. Tune in to gain insights and inspiration for your tech journey. 🗣️ Get a FREE consultation here! https://goec.io/contact-us/ 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:21:46

Choosing a tech stack

10/2/2023
In this episode of the Small Tech Podcast from Éphémère Creative, we talk about choosing the right technology for your small tech business. Understanding a tech stack is crucial, especially when building an application that integrates seamlessly with marketing and operational tools. Whether you’re contemplating selecting off-the-shelf tech stacks like MERN, MEAN, or LAMP or customizing your own, this episode is tailored just for you. We highlight crucial considerations, including infrastructure and maintenance budget, legal requirements, performance necessities, and growth projections. Using our own project, the Chewy Stack, as a practical example, we discuss how we crafted a tech stack to cater to our various client needs and expectations. Learn how technology can help your small business reach new heights. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and leave us a review! 🗣️ Get a FREE consultation here! https://goec.io/contact-us/ 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:11:06

Data & Dashboards

6/12/2023
In this episode of the Small Tech Podcast, host Raph discusses data and dashboards. He breaks them down into three categories: analytics, business intelligence, and application dashboards. He provides insights on how these tools can be used to understand user interaction with a product or website, understand the business as a whole, and allow users to interact with and visualize data. He also highlights different tools such as Google Analytics, FiveTran, AirByte, Metabase, and charting libraries like amCharts and Victory. This episode offers a comprehensive guide for anyone interested in understanding and visualizing business data. 🧑‍💻 Get a FREE consultation here! https://goec.io/contact-us/ 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:13:27

Funding in Canada

5/29/2023
In this episode of the Small Tech Podcast, our host Raph ventures into the labyrinth of funding options available in Canada for those working on tech products. He shares some insight into key programs like SR&ED and IRAP, the potential benefits of hiring students through initiatives like MITACS, WIL, and DS4Y, and highlights a few specialized grants. This episode might offer you a better perspective of the funding scene for tech innovation in Canada, so if you're navigating these waters, have a listen! Remember to subscribe to the podcast and newsletter for our insights into building small tech products! 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:10:56

Building Software with ClickUp

5/29/2023
In this week's episode of The Small Tech Podcast, we invite you to explore the intricacies of product development processes in ClickUp. Hosted by Raph of Éphémère Creative, the episode provides our insights into managing multiple projects, organizing documentation, planning product roadmaps, and prioritizing tasks effectively. Learn the advantages of seamless GitLab and GitHub integrations and how we work across ClickUp and other tools, all aimed at streamlining development and maximizing productivity. 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:13:35

Development frameworks

5/16/2023
In this week's episode of The Small Tech Podcast, we dissect the concept of software development frameworks, emphasizing their importance in web and mobile app development. We highlight the benefits of using frameworks, and discuss popular choices like Ruby on Rails, Django, and Laravel. We also introduce the concept of backends as a service and touch upon frontend frameworks such as Angular, Next, and Expo. We wrap up the episode by introducing our own product, the Chewy Stack, a comprehensive tool that simplifies deploying and managing your digital product. Join us as we explore these essential tools that can help you build scalable and impactful tech products. ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:11:35

Unifying User Data

5/8/2023
In this week's episode of the Small Tech Podcast by Éphémère Creative, we delve into the world of unifying user data across various touchpoints in your tech ecosystem. We discuss the importance of customer data platforms (CDPs) such as Segment, Rudderstack, Freshpaint.io, and Jitsu, highlighting their benefits in streamlining data flow and ensuring consistency. Learn how funneling data through a single platform can optimize communication, automation, and understanding user interactions, ultimately leading to a more efficient and user-focused product experience. Don't miss out on these essential tips and tools for handling user data effectively and enhancing the overall success of your tech startup. 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:08:49

Scaaale

5/1/2023
In the latest episode of Éphémère Creative's Small Tech Podcast, we explore the challenges of scaling a tech startup, offering insights on user communication, onboarding, and retention, as well as collaboration and technical challenges. We discuss how to effectively manage customer support, optimize processes, and ensure seamless access to data while protecting sensitive information as our business grows. Tune in to hear out thoughts on taking a tech startup from a handful of users to thousands, successfully navigating the growth journey. 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:18:16

Automation

4/24/2023
Join us in the latest Small Tech Podcast episode by Éphémère Creative as we chat about automation and its role in small tech businesses. Dive into the pros and cons of using automation tools, and get the lowdown on popular options like Zapier, Pipedream, and Make (formerly Integromat). Plus, explore the world of built-in automation features in project management tools like Asana and ClickUp, and even everyday work apps like Gmail. Tune in for a fun and informative conversation on making your small tech business more efficient with automation! 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:12:42

Development Environments

4/18/2023
In this next episode of our podcast, we dive deep into the world of development environments, exploring their significance in streamlining workflows and boosting productivity. We discuss the importance of consistent and efficient environments, and compare various tools like Coder, GitPod, Docker Dev Environments, and Nix. Join us as we share our experiences with these technologies, and learn how they can help your team overcome common challenges, improve collaboration, and ultimately build better software. Don't miss this essential guide to development environments! 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:20:06

AI Tools

4/11/2023
Explore the world of AI tools in this episode of our podcast! Join our host, Raph, as he discusses the latest advancements in AI, specifically focusing on large language models like ChatGPT and their impact on various industries. From content generation and text restructuring to image generation and search engines, Raph shares his experiences and thoughts on how these tools can help businesses and individuals. Get insights into GitHub Copilot and its code generation capabilities, and learn about Canva and its recent AI-powered additions. Raph also discusses the potential of AI tools in the future and their role in shaping technology. Listen in and discover the exciting developments in AI as Raph delves into the world of this cutting-edge technology. 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:22:07

Version Control

4/4/2023
In episode 3 of the Small Tech Podcast, we dive into the world of version control systems, discussing how they make collaborating with other developers a breeze. We take a look at popular platforms like GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab, breaking down their main features and what makes each one unique. So, if you're trying to figure out which platform to use for your project, give this episode a listen – we've got you covered! 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:12:36

Project Management Tools

3/28/2023
In this episode of the Small Tech Podcast from Éphémère Creative, we take a closer look at project management tools for digital product and technology development. Join us as we share our experiences with tools like JIRA, Asana, ClickUp, Linear, Height, Notion, and Coda. Subscribe and join us as we explore various aspects of building small tech. 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:14:56

Small Tech Podcast Intro

3/26/2023
Hey friends and welcome to the Small Tech Podcast from Éphémère Creative. In this intro episode, we're just saying hi, and breaking down what we'll be doing in the future: talking about tools, technologies, and strategies that can help you build your budding tech platform, whether you're a startup founder, non-profit, or small business. 🗣️ Got feedback? Want to be a part of this? Contact us! hello@smalltechpodcast.com 🚀 Subscribe to the podcast: https://smalltechpodcast.com/ ✉️ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://s.goec.io/stp-newsletter 🎥 Watch on YouTube: https://s.goec.io/stp-youtube 📄 Read the EC blog: https://s.goec.io/ec-blog 🛠️ Need help building something? https://s.goec.io/build-together

Duration:00:05:34