Novice No Longer Podcast: Escape Novice-dom and Build The Life You Want With Dann Berg
By Dann Berg: App Entrepreneur, Tech Journalist, and Teacher
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Dann Berg is here to help you leave your novice-dom behind, helping you build the business and life you want. Each week, Dann interviews entrepreneurs, journalists, developers, and other interesting people, exploring how they accomplish their goals and their advice for others wishing to copy their success. Learn tactics for getting press and building products — without learning to code — to start building passive income streams that will help you fund the life you want. Before launching Novice No Longer, Dann was a staff writer at LAPTOP Magazine and worked as Reviews Editor at The Verge. His writing has also appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, Mashable, and Gizmodo.
||034 : The UX of time travel with SFCD Agency||It’s a seemingly simple problem — tell the user what time it is in different countries around the world — with an endless number of solutions. There are a few questions you need to ask yourself before even touching pencil to paper: What’s the b||11/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||033 : Bestselling indie games with A Dark Room’s Amir Rajan||awake. head throbbing. vision blurry. So begins one of the most unique games to ever hit the App Store. What follows is an experience that takes the player through a dystopian world that starts with the simple gathering of wood and slowly grows in scop||10/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||032 : Building an app business not just a product with Dan Counsell||What is one of the biggest mistakes made by aspiring app entrepreneurs? Confusing a product with a business. If you build and release an app, you’re selling a product. What happens when sales dwindle? Do you have a plan for sustainable revenue?||10/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||031 : How to raise money to fund your app with Hunter Gray||In 2011, Hunter Gray turned his app idea into the capital needed in order to get the product built. In this episode of the podcast, he shares exactly how he pitched his idea for the original version of Klutch to investors,||10/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||030 : A carefully crafted app launch with Jeremy Olson||It’s easy to look at somebody like Jeremy Olson and think, “wow, this guy came out of nowhere and just dominated the app scene!” His created his first app, Grades, while still in college, and it won him Apple’s prestigious Design Award in 2011.||9/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||029 : Novice No Longer goes back to apps||I was still working retail when I truly felt what it was like to be a novice. I was just starting the second chapter of a book on Objective-C (after two other books and a video course couldn’t help me) and the words were beginning to sound like gib||8/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||028 : Better products through storytelling with Donna Lichaw||Storytelling has been a part of the human experience since the beginning of history (one of the reasons that we even have history). Our brains are wired to respond to stories — whether it’s an urban legend told to us around a campfire as a child,||8/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||027 : Growth hacking Guides.co with Franco Varriano||The growth tactics you use when your company is just starting out are different from when the company is a few months old. They change even more as the company grows to handle more and more users. Applying the wrong growth tactics, at the wrong times,||7/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||026 : How to hire a coder without learning code||You have an idea for an app. Maybe you’ve even made some sketches or you have the full wireframes done. Now it’s time to hire a developer…but you don’t have any idea where to begin. In this episode of the podcast,||7/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||025 : From Crash Bandicoot to a smarter inbox with Dave Baggett||How many unread emails do you have in your inbox? If you went all the way back to the very oldest unread email, do you think you’d actually need it? If not, why is it still there? When are you going to do something about it?||6/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||024 : Becoming a life-long learner with Scott Britton||I first met Scott Britton when I took his in-person Skillshare class titled “30+ Life Hacks to have more money, time, energy, and well-being.” Since then, he’s built himself an empire, building his blog Life-Long Learner into an amazing resource f||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||023 : An entity’s warm blanket with Matthew Moisan||When I was talking to my friend Andrew about joining him to help co-found TripExpert, I was handed a big stack of legal papers to trudge through and eventually sign. As I was reading them, my eyes began to cross. I thought I understood most of it,||6/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||022 : Why you should have started a blog yesterday||In this week’s podcast episode, I share how I escaped the retail world and got into tech journalism. It’s all because of a little personal website I started. I also explain how you, too, can benefit from starting your own website — even if you don||6/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||021 : Pitching, press, and passion with TechRadar’s Joe Osborne||When I was in high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I ended up taking a theater class as an elective freshman year (my mother’s suggestion) and loved it. I took more and more classes until I was eventually staring in almost all||5/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||020 : Gotta keep hustling with Laura and Sara of DigitalFlash||Have you ever gone to an event and thought it was just “meh”? Maybe you signed up because of the awesome lineup of panelists, but the questions posed by the moderator were just boring and there wasn’t any opportunity to ask questions.||5/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||019 : Passive income through YouTube and Kindle with Brian Yang||Most people think securing passive income is all about releasing a killer online product that generates a boatload of income and will continue to sell itself in perpetuity. With this mindset, people will often sit around doing nothing,||5/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||018 : Peering into the future of tech with Dan Howley||This episode of the podcast is a little different from the others. Usually my guests share their entrepreneurial stories, step-by-step, in order to help you on your journey. But sometimes we need to step back and take a look at the bigger picture.||5/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||017 : Using apps to fund apps with Bobby Gill||I was really into zines when I was in high school. I spent almost all my time on alt.zines, spent way too much time hunting for old issues of Urban Hermitt, and constantly found myself browsing the fantastic zine section at Tower Records.||4/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||016 : When the consultant gets interns with Lis Hubert||I love talking to programmers who no longer spend majority of their time writing code. Having a background in software development bring such a unique and analytical perspective to even project, and that’s definitely true of this week’s podcast epis||4/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||015 : Podcasting for business and pleasure with Steve Young||The Novice No Longer Podcast is getting meta. This week’s guest is the talented Steve Young, post of the Mobile App Chat podcast. I’m so excited to have another podcaster on the show because we get to talk about one of my favorite topics ever: podca||4/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||014 : The User Doesn’t Always Need It Easy with Mona Patel||You probably have an idea for an app or website, and you think that people would use it, but how can you find out what will really happen when you put your product out into the world? The field of user experience is about way more than laying out websi||4/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||013 : It’s not just SEO, it’s building a brand with John DeFeo||Search engine optimization (SEO) can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. We all know the results of SEO — your website gets launched to the front page of Google search results, but very few know what to do to make that happen.||3/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit012 : Making Sex Tech Mainstream with Cindy Gallop||There’s a technology sector that has the potential for insanely high returns, yet no investor wants anywhere near it. On this week’s podcast, I talk to Cindy Gallop, founder of MakeLoveNotPorn.tv (adult content),||3/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||011 : Using Adwords for Rapid Business Growth with Brian Kaldenberg||Successful entrepreneurs aren’t the people who come up with brilliant, unique ideas. Instead, they’re the ones who solve people’s problems. If you’re banging your head against your desk trying to think of a good idea, you’re doing it all wrong||3/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||010 : Getting Investor-Ready with Einas Ibrahim||Do you have an app or a business? Are you trying to find an investor? Do you really need an investor? Where can you even find an investor? What would you say to an interested investor? What’s the value of your company?||3/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||009 : Speaking Tech, the required language of the future with Vinay Trivedi||When you come from a non-technical background, listening to developers speak can sound a lot like FDJKFJ CJ KCDJK REJISJ KLSSJ K SKD. Fortunately, my guest this week is here to help. Vinay Trivedi is the author of How to Speak Tech: The Non-Techie||2/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||008 : Securing your startup’s foundation with Nihal Parthasarathi||In this week’s episode of the podcast, I talk to Nihal Parthasarathi, the cofounder of CourseHorse, an online marketplace for finding and taking local classes. He shares the story of how CourseHorse came into existence, step-by-step,||2/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||007 : Getting The Verge to take notice with Dan Seifert||When you’re launching a new product or service, getting press on a website like The Verge can really be the deciding factor between massive success and slipping into obscurity. Yet entrepreneurs still make the same mistakes, over and over,||2/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||006 : Screw the Queue with Gabe Velez||Waiting in line sucks. It sucks so much that many people are willing to pay to avoid lines. Whether you’re dying to be the first with an iPhone 5S (without waiting 100 hours in line) or you want to make your trip to Disneyland a little less tedious,||2/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||005 : Fostering good design when you’re artistically inept with Mike Blea||I first met Mike Blea (of Michael Blea Design) when I worked at LAPTOP Magazine. He was part of the magazine’s design team, building the magazine’s layout, mocking up covers, and helping with graphics for web.||1/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||004 : Conquering the niche app and reaping the rewards with Massimo Biolcati||Some entrepreneurs spend their entire lives trying to build the Next Big Thing, but there’s another much more successful group of business owners: lifestyle entrepreneurs. The best part about being in the latter group is that there is practically no l||1/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||003 : Building the ultimate roommate finder with Ajay Yadav||What would you do if you came back to your apartment after a trip abroad to find out that your roommate had disappeared with the deposit, the locks had been changed, and your stuff was missing? I know my response would involve a large number of guttura||1/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||002 : Getting press in a crowded marketplace with Daniel Howley||LAPTOP Magazine’s Daniel Howley joins me to talk about the do’s and don’ts about pitching your product to the press. Tech journalists’ email inboxes are particularly full this time of year because of CES, an annual trade show that’s the main e||1/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||(Short) 5 easy changes that will drastically improve your life||These are five little changes that will have the biggest impact on your life and productivity. This is a Novice No Longer Podcast short. Read the full article here: http://novicenolonger.com/easy-changes-that-will-drastically-improve-your-life/ If you||1/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||001 : It’s never too late to become a coder with Will Larche||In this inaugural episode of the Novice No Longer Podcast, I’m joined by Will Larche, the Lead iOS Developer at LearnVest. This episode is a little different than the stuff I usually teach — I almost always tell my students to hire a developer rathe||1/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Welcome to the Novice No Longer Podcast||Welcome to the Novice No Longer podcast! Every week, I’ll be talking to entrepreneurs, builders, designers, and journalists to give you information to help you build better products and get the press you deserve. In this short introduction episode,||1/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Really informative while still being an entertaining listen. Nice job!
Feel more confident about coding
I've always had an interest for coding and after listening to this episode I feel a little bit more confident about it. Thanks.
This is a fantastic podcast!
If I do say so myself.