Work Pals Podcast

Two pals documenting their work-life journeys

About the show

Welcome to the Work Pals podcast where Cam and Kaelynd share their work-life journeys, exploring professional development through their day jobs, freelancing, side-projects, and building businesses.

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Episodes

  • Episode 24: Planning an e-commerce store, Beer Finder status update, and exploring new SaaS ideas for the long-term

    August 2nd, 2020  |  48 mins 24 secs

    Another week of updates from Cam and Kaelynd. Kaelynd and her mom strategize around the online tea shop idea. Cam explores the idea of building for the long run with forms.

  • Episode 23: Exploring new ideas / Value-based pricing / Accelerating product teams

    July 19th, 2020  |  57 mins 31 secs

    Cam takes some time to explore new ideas in code and talks about keeping a client happy after a higher-than-expected invoice. Kaelynd works towards accelerating dev teams based on a DevOps framework.

  • Episode 22: How do you know when it's time to quit?

    July 17th, 2020  |  36 mins 17 secs

    Cam is in the middle of deciding whether or not to keep pursuing Beer Finder, or to move on to something else. Kaelynd is exploring an opportunity to help bring her mom's tea business online.

  • Episode 21: Women in tech, no-code, and hackathons

    July 12th, 2020  |  41 mins 20 secs

    Cam takes a couple weeks away from "Beer Finding" for some downtime and client work. Kaelynd works on her JavaScript skills and helps create a community for women in technology at her job.

  • Episode 20: Stripe checkouts and health checks

    June 22nd, 2020  |  47 mins 26 secs

    Cam chats about setting up a checkout form for a client and balancing client work with product work. Kaelynd chats about how to run a company-wide health check in an agile organization and her plan for keeping up her learning journey in coding and Spanish.

  • Episode 19: Back from a Break

    June 14th, 2020  |  52 mins 8 secs

    We're back after a bit of a break. We talk about Black Lives Matter, including some resources around getting educated on the subject, and talking about taking steps to make progress. We also give some more general updates around what has been happening in our lives for the past month.

  • Episode 18: Happy Smonday! Coding careers chat with special guests

    May 18th, 2020  |  39 mins 22 secs

    This week on Work Pals we invite Cam's partner, Gabriela Parada, and Kaelynd's partner, Diego La Manno, on the show to chat about their own career journeys, where they started, and how they got to where they are today.

  • Episode 17: Female knights and maple bacon ice cream

    May 11th, 2020  |  51 mins 15 secs

    Cam talks through some SEO challenges as well as steps to incorporating a business and initial pricing plans. Kaelynd is deep into facilitating large sessions at work, as well as making some progress on research for a side project.

  • Episode 16: Raspberry Pi and more Beer

    May 6th, 2020  |  59 mins 1 sec

    Kaelynd has been playing with Raspberry pi sensors, facilitating agile sessions, and looking at a side project in the skincare space. Cam talks about reaching and setting goals for Beer Finder, working with people, and some thoughts around monetization.

  • Episode 15: Eat that frog - Secret projects and more beer finding

    April 26th, 2020  |  45 mins 4 secs

    Cam does a second launch of Beer Finder and talks about some of the early learnings. Kaelynd works with some new teams on getting their tools and processes in order and brainstorms on some secret business ideas.

  • Episode 14: Remote murder mysteries and finding beer

    April 19th, 2020  |  58 mins 12 secs

    This week Kaelynd dives deeper into Spanish lessons and remote murder mysteries and prepares to start working with some new teams at work. Cam gets into the details behind the Beer Finder website launch.

  • Episode 13: Cam goes full-time on side projects

    April 12th, 2020  |  30 mins 4 secs

    Cam enters his first week of working solely on his own projects while trying to figure out monetization and co-founder strategies. Kaelynd has a lighter week with a well-deserved bit of downtime for once as she figures out what her next projects should be.

  • Episode 12: Just staying inside and stuff

    April 5th, 2020  |  34 mins 46 secs

    In this episode Cam and Kaelynd chat about staying at home, remote happy hours, monetizing a side project and more.

  • Episode 11: Quarantine updates

    March 31st, 2020  |  42 mins 18 secs

    Cam and Kaelynd give updates after another week of living that quarantine life and answer some listener questions

  • Episode 10: Either 10 minutes a day... or all the time

    March 27th, 2020  |  23 mins 15 secs

    Cam and Kaelynd give their updates trying to get through the first couple weeks of working from home in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Episode 9: A lovely Sunday chat

    March 25th, 2020  |  34 mins 9 secs

    Kaelynd is a few weeks into her new gig and settling in well. Cam gets a Twitter lead and talks about some fears around becoming a founder.