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Old projects, a new job, and good podcasts - Issue #9

Drew Bredvick
Drew Bredvick
Long time, no see. A quick update on my side projects and recent career change.

Old projects (with new life)
It’s been a while since I’ve shipped any meaningful code to Plz DM Me. It’s a great project with a lot of potential, so I’d hate to see all of the code go to waste.
I’ve never known exactly what to do with old somewhat finished projects.
For Plz DM Me, I’ve decided to make it free and open-source.
Plz DM Me is Now Free & Open Source — PlzDM.me
Check out the code on my GitHub if you’re interested.
A new job
I am one month in at my new job at Vercel and I’m loving it. I’ve admired the high-quality work the Vercel team puts out for quite a while. I’m really glad to be on the team and can’t wait to show you all the great stuff the team is working on.
p.s. — ever need help with your Vercel account? Feel free to DM me on Twitter.
Notable links
I’ve listened to this IndieHackers podcast episode a few times through now. Michael Seibel joins Courtland to talk about starting a company, if bootstrapping is better than raising VC, and the traps along the path to building a real business. Below are my notes:
Highlights from IndieHackers Episode 220 with Michael Seibel
Next.js 11.1 shipped and there are tons of promising details. Tons of perf improvements, a shift towards Rust-based build tooling, and small quality-of-life improvements to existing components.
Blog - Next.js 11.1 | Next.js
I’ve been seeing the success of Calend.so, an open-source Calendly alternative. I think we’ll see more projects like this:
Drew Bredvick
We’re going to see more open-source apps like @calendso.

Next.js + @vercel integration enables one click full app deploys

“Run your own version of XYZ SaaS on our free tier” is a very compelling message for most

Also is amazing lead gen for modern dev platforms. Win-win
How can I help?
That’s it for this issue!
I appreciate you reading this update. If you ever need any idea feedback, technical advice, or help getting started, let me know. One of my favorite things is helping people get a new project off the ground.
See you on the other side,
Drew
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