Pierre's 100DaysOfNoCode recap and learnings

 

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In this blog post, Pierre talks us through what he learnt on his 100DaysOfNoCode day journey...

I made it! πŸš€πŸ’―

After following what Max was up to for the #100daysofnocode challenge for a month or so, and a great chat with him, I decided it was my time join in on the fun.

A 100 days in a row felt like a steep challenge to achieve. Being a founder and working a ton on Hello Tyro, commiting to this adventure felt like I might be going for too much too soon.

It is a bit scary but looking back, I learned a lot and it helped me create a simple habit, continuous learning.
What is 100DaysOfNoCode?

"Join a group where the desired behavior is the normal behavior"

This quote from James Clear is a perfect choice from Max.

100 Days of No Code is the learning community for no-code where I had the chance to meet inspiring makers, learn from them, and support them when I could.

Here are some you should absolutely follow:

What did I learn?


Ship πŸš€ Ship πŸš€ Ship πŸš€

As the year starts, I always write down a few goals I have for myself. Some new year's resolutions you might say.

Here they are ⬇️Added the 3 products one after completing my 2 originals

 

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But I was scared of putting anything in front of people. Scared of what they would think, tell, or just would not even care. Was I even legitimate to launch a product? I did not think so.

This is where Max and the 100 Days came in to the rescue. The focus is to help people build and ship with no-code.

My first big public launch happened for NoCode Club. A platform which aims to help no-code makers collaborate and help each other. I had so much support from the community and a few agreed to test the beta version back in August. πŸ‘€Dan, Marc, Jason, Max...

I got a tremendous amount of constructive feedback from them which helped me improve upon the initial build.

πŸ’Έ My 2 cents: Ship early and often.

Build in Public πŸ“£

I was already a bit shaky on building and launching a product so you can imagine how I felt about building in public on a daily basis.

Committing to the 100 Days on tweeting about my progress everyday (well almost πŸ˜…) was the push I needed to do it. Now, I only have positive things to say about this and strongly encourage others to do so. By doing so, and leveraging Twitter, I have made so many new friends.

The no-code community is made up of awesome people full of empathy and always looking to help you out if they can.

GOOOO follow KP! He is the trend starter when it comes to #buildinpublic. A role model for me who I try to learn from as much as I can!

πŸ’Έ My 2 cents: Building in public is Win-Win.

Continuous learning of tools and strategies πŸ› 

I have had the chance to discover, test, and go deep in many more tools along these 100 days of no-coding. By doing so everyday, I have absorbed this knowledge a lot more efficiently. I would not have reached that level of expertise on certain tools by going all-in for a few days and dropped it for a long period of time.

If you've used no-code tools before, I'm sure you feel that rush of adrenaline and satisfaction when you create that feature, or your Zap goes through. Getting these wins daily further motivated me to complete the challenge and I have built a strong habit moving forward.

πŸ’Έ My 2 cents: 30 minutes a day is already enough.

My tips to start πŸ§—‍♂️

Committing to the challenge and starting with no-code is exciting. πŸŽ‰

Here are a few tips I can give you to get the ball rolling efficiently:

  • Organize your time. ⌚️ Block some time in your agenda dedicated to no-code. Doesn't have to be a lot but hit your mark everyday.
  • Level up your Twitter game πŸ’― Get your no-code journal set up thanks to Ash and NoCode Journal.
  • My (biased) list of no-code tools to start with has Airtable, Notion, Zapier (or integromat), and Carrd. With this stack, you will most likely be able to create your first simple products and discover what is possible in the no-code universe. πŸͺ
  • Learn by doing! Don't just watch tutorials or read articles. Dive into the tools and learn on the go. Look for answers, a tutorial, or resource when you hit a roadblock. Not before.
  • Start with a project. πŸ— It is always more enjoyable to use no-code tools to build something concrete.

What now? πŸ˜Ž

Thanks to the power of no-code, I have found a passion in building products, and automations. I have found a tribe of like-minded people. It only makes sense to continue in this direction.

Here are a few things I will be doing over the next few months:

  • Build Passion.so, a project to help creators share their passions πŸ”₯ This is a collaboration with Jonathan who is the visionnary behind the idea (building with bubble). I am hoping to put my learnings from NoCode Club to good use as we are currently launching the beta version for a few creators.
  • Join the 2nd cohort of LaunchMBA thanks to Kieran. πŸ™Œ My #1 motivation is to ship even more. πŸš€ To do so, I will have to get better at breaking ideas down to smaller one to launch faster.
  • Help build the No-Code France πŸ‡«πŸ‡· community No-code is growing at a rapid pace in my home country and I hope to contribute to the movement with my fellow Frenchies. πŸ₯–πŸ‘¨‍🎨
  • Starting my career as a no-code freelancer. πŸ‘¨‍πŸ’» Super excited to do so and some really cool opportunities are popping up. I strongly believe that no-code can play a massive role in companies and startups. πŸ’ͺ
Huge S/O to Max and what he has built! A caring community of makers and I look forward to contribute and help others anyway I can πŸ€“ I also want to thank all the people I have connected with during this journey! 

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