This episode was published on 20 August 2020 and is approximately 50 minutes long. This episode made possible by Anchor.fm and Glow Your Soul!
The origin story of The Architect and The Executive. The story of Steve and Imran. We’re talking about how and why we decided to create this podcast. There’s a lot of information about how we record, and the tools we use to simplify the process.
It’s our belief everyone has a unique point of view. You have something to share. This episode will explain the tools we use and our process for recording and publishing our podcast. Find your voice.
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Show Notes & Selected Links
- Steve is an expert in software delivery, upscaling engineering teams, and getting things done, especially in large organizations
- Imran is an expert in the Mendix Platform, building things in Mendix, and Enterprise Architecture
Shared History and Experience
- Military experience
- We focused on the similarities between us, instead of looking for ways to be different
Books we’ve Shared
One on One Meetings
- These can be about more than tactical discussions
- Learn about each other
- Get to know what motivates the other person
- Find the common ground, build a relationship
Sharing Process and Context
- We spent a lot of time in design sessions
- Had to find a way to share the working portion of the design sessions to help others understand how we reached decisions
- How do you share the thought process?
- Help the team get a feel for the energy of the idea and design process
Giving Back to the Community
- Thinking about how you can get involved in something, what community do you belong to?
- What can you give back to your community?
- Imran is a Mendix MVP, and uses this podcast as part of his giving back to the community
- What do you have to say?
Articles to Start, Stories to Tell
- What Will You Leave Behind
- Write some content, talk about the content as your podcast
- What are you passionate about?
- Script the show you want to record, know what you want to say
Don’t be Afraid to Try
- There are a lot of ways to record a podcast
- Find a tool which helps you with the process
- Take a chance on yourself, you might love it!
18 min: Behind the Scenes (BTS)
- We record our own audio and video independently
- We also talk to each other on a Hangout, while we’re recording. We can see and hear each other while we’re recording high quality audio and video
- Steve uses built in Mac technology
- Quick Time to record the video
- Garage Band to record the audio
- Imran uses a windows machine
- Local web cam to record the video
- Local audio with Audacity
- We upload the raw files to a shared drive which Imran cleans up, and processes for your listening pleasure
- Adobe Premier Rush which is great for the non-professional video editor; works great for YouTube!
24 min: How Do you Deliver a Podcast?
- Assumed we would have to pay all over the place to get the podcast out there
- Turns out it was super simple. Anchor.FM provides all the tools necessary to record, build, and publish a podcast
- Distribution is built in. You do have to sign up in a few places, but it’s EASY.
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is alive and well in podcast land!
- Anchor will host your podcast
- Anchor will help you find sponsors and advertisers
- You’ll get matched with the right sponsors
The Web Site
- Hugo is an amazing static website generator using Markdown
- Read about our site journey.
- AWS has a tool for everything. Approximately eleventy billion options!
- There are a ton of ways to setup a site. You don’t have to go with Hugo.
- Wordpress will work and it’s super simple too!
This is a Side Gig
- We both have full time jobs, and we do this for the love of it
We’re open to a publishing company to pay us an advance to write a book! We’ve got ideas! Let’s talk!
“Pro Tip: When syncing audio, have a set cue. Have a sequence you can use to line up the audio sources.”—Imran Kasam
For fun, here’s how to make a clapperboard, if you want one!
What ever you do, it has to be authentic.
- The topics we discuss on the podcast are meaningful to us
- Anchor.FM is one of our sponors and we use the tools - we’re happy to talk about them
- Glow Your Soul is a family friend business - it’s a company we believe in
- These notes are created as Steve listens to the early cut of the show
- Working in related content is important, to show how things go together
- Have a simple template in Hugo to make this easy
Compensation and Having a Goal
- We do use affiliate links, we try to share things we think you’ll like
- We share what we’re comfortable with, and we believe it will be meaningful to you
- We appreciate you helping us out
- The Four Hour Work Week - an affiliate link!
- What are you interested in?
- What do you want to talk about?
- Find your authentic voice
- Go. Do. It.
- If you’re looking for more information, please reach out!
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