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Building and Shipping an Open Source SaaS Product on Twitch 🚒

During this quarter, I will be building and launching an open source Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product in the open. During the course of the next six weeks, I will be pair-programming and learning with many guests on my stream to build and ship 🚒 this product.

What!?

I am building an open source, free Github App to allow teachers and content creators to turn their markdown-based tutorials into interactive learning experiences on Github!

Students can follow a friendly Github bot as it guides them through the learning journey through Issues and Pull Requests within their own repo.

Why?

Whenever I learn something by following a tutorial, I only absorb 25% of what the tutorial covers. I want to create a medium where content creators can tailor their existing tutorials for students like me who learn by doing.

Github offers a similar service through (lab.github.com), but the code is closed source and contributors aren't able to add features. This is why we want to build the open-source alternative.

How?

I will be pairing with folks of various expertise to build my product. I will be inviting Product Managers, UI/UX experts, Community Builders, Students, and fellow Developer Advocates to share their expertise to build and ship features of the product.

Here is a brief list of topics I will be covering in my daily live streams! (in addition to my daily live streams learning topics like Javascript, Data Science, and Serverless. **@learnwdaniel

On the Developer Side

  • Github API/Bots
  • UI/UX
  • GraphQL
  • Next.js
  • Setting up CI/CD Pipelines
  • YAML, YML, YAML
  • Observability with New Relic

On the Product Side

  • Writing a Marketing Copy
  • Growth Marketing
  • User Testing

Want to pair program with me? Reach out to me at @learnwdaniel on Twitter, my DMs are open!

Follow my journey on Twitch @learnwdaniel

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

This is a great project!!!

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Mia Moore

"Whenever I learn something by following a tutorial, I only absorb 25% of what the tutorial covers."

Relatable. I can do a tutorial but how much I learn reallllly varies. I can't wait to see how this turns out!