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AutomationTown

Welcome to AutomationTown! A podcast about regular people, building automations for the problems we all share. First time here? Start with S02E01 "For When You Need A Chatbot" What are the things you do each day that you'd rather forget? Chad & Jason explore common pain points for knowledge workers, and track down the people & tools necessary to automate trivial to-do's.

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S02E08 | For When You Need An Airtable
This week we’re talking about databases! Specifically Airtable, how we use it to enable automation, and why it’s one of the fastest-growing automation tools on the market.Also Chad rides a bike, the Grum center gets the grumblies and Mayor Goodway sweeps it all under the rug on this exciting installment of AutomationTown.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Airtable: https://t.jo.my/airtableAirtable Webhooks: https://t.jo.my/airtablewebhookscriptAirtable Interfaces: https://www.airtable.com/guides/collaborate/getting-started-with-interface-designerIFTTT: https://jo.my/iftttQR Code Monkey: https://jo.my/qrcodemonkeyZapier: https://t.jo.my/zapierAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeChad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------LiveFlow: https://jo.my/liveflowWant to sponsor a character? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
44:47 09/24/2022
S02E07 | For When You Hire An Expert
What do you do when it all hits the fan? Today, disaster strikes in AutomationTown. We talk through how to hire an expert when things break,  or just…when you want to make cooler stuff. When to DIY, when to outsource, all on this week’s, AutomationTown.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Upwork: https://jo.my/upworklinkFiverr: https://jo.my/fiverrlinkHeep.so: https://jo.my/heepso Makerpad: https://jo.my/makerpadNoCodeFounders: https://jo.my/nocodefoundersCode Meets No Code: https://jo.my/codemeetsnocodeNocode North: https://jo.my/nocodenorthZapier Community: https://jo.my/zapiercommunity Indie Hackers: https://jo.my/indiehackersAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeChad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
21:39 09/17/2022
S02E06 | For When Your Phone Isn’t Smart
This week Chad & Jason get stuck between a mysterious door and a main drain. We talk through how to automate phone processes, and the mayor of Manualsberg returns with an ominous warning.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Line2: https://jo.my/jsyh3sTwilio: https://jo.my/twiliophoneOpenPhone: https://jo.my/openphoneGrasshopper: https://jo.my/grasshopperRingCentral: https://jo.my/ringcentralTeamwork Desk: https://t.jo.my/teamworkdeskCalendly: https://jo.my/calendlylinkMake: https://t.jo.my/integromat-makeZapier Sub Zaps: https://jo.my/subzap-zapierAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
34:41 09/10/2022
S02E05 | For When You Need A QR Code
Okay okay okay hear me out: printing automation. No come back, it’ll be good, I swear.Instead of covering something people want to talk about, Chad & Jason cover printers, and how to build them into your cloud Zapier or Make workflows. Why is that a thing that exists? Why is it a tool you should still have in your toolbelt? Why are you 5 sentences deep into a podcast episode description?The boys also meet Buzz McTompkins, the head of 104.3 TheBuzz, Stuart from Radio Shack calls in with another embarrassing question and we automate a preschool.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Scott Stratten (QR Codes Kill Kittens): https://jo.my/qrcodeskillkittensQR Code Monkey: https://jo.my/qrcodemonkeyAli Pay: https://jo.my/alipayGO QR: https://jo.my/goqrBeanconStac: https://jo.my/beaconstacJotURL: https://jo.my/joturlqrLitter Robot: https://jo.my/litter-robotIFTTT: https://jo.my/iftttN8N: https://jo.my/n8nAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
33:01 09/03/2022
S02E04 | For When You Need To Print
Okay okay okay hear me out: printing automation. No come back, it’ll be good, I swear.Instead of covering something people want to talk about, Chad & Jason cover printers, and how to build them into your cloud Zapier or Make workflows. Why is that a thing that exists? Why is it a tool you should still have in your toolbelt? Why are you 5 sentences deep into a podcast episode description?The boys also meet Buzz McTompkins, the head of 104.3 TheBuzz, Stuart from Radio Shack calls in with another embarrassing question and we automate a preschool.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Make: https://t.jo.my/integromat-makeZapier: https://t.jo.my/zapierIFTTT: https://jo.my/iftttGoogle Cloud Print: https://jo.my/googleprint PrintNode: https://jo.my/printnodePrintify: https://jo.my/printifySellIntegro: https://jo.my/sellintegroiBeacon: https://jo.my/ibeaconPhilips Hue App: https://jo.my/phueTypeform: https://jo.my/typeformAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
29:10 08/27/2022
S02E03 | For When You Want To Make
Today Chad & Jason talk Make (don’t call it Integromat)! When do I use Make vs Zapier? What does it do differently, and how do I get started? We also cover CRMs, intimacy issues and whether spreadsheets are cool, all on a piping hot episode of AutomationTown.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Make: https://t.jo.my/integromat-makeZapier: https://t.jo.my/zapiern8n: https://jo.my/n8nAirtable: https://t.jo.my/airtableHubspot: https://jo.my/hubspottubBannerbear: https://jo.my/bannerbearMake Facebook Group: https://jo.my/facebookmakeAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
37:28 08/20/2022
S02E02 | For When You Need a Template
Contracts, documents, invoices. We all find ourselves generating documents more than we’d like, but what’s Google’s approach to doing this in an automated way? We’re taking a look at google templates, what they can do, how to use them, and whether office 365 users should give a hoot, all on this week’s AutomationTown. Oh, and we go live with episode 2 of our call-in radio show, AutomationShow. SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Formstack: https://jo.my/formstackGoogle Templates: https://jo.my/google-templatesMake: https://t.jo.my/integromat-makePDFco: https://t.jo.my/pdfco Office 365 Template Overview: https://jo.my/office365templatesCalendly: https://jo.my/calendlylinkMotion: https://jo.my/motionStripe Payment Links: https://jo.my/stripe-pmt-links Fintable: https://jo.my/fintableAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
28:21 08/13/2022
S02E01 | For When You Need A Chat Bot
"Well that was a great chat bot experience!" Said no one ever... This week, we launch a call-in radio show in AutomationTown, talk through a few chat bot building tools, discuss when to use a chat bot, and when you're better off with a web form.Bring your automation questions to us live at 7pm on 104.7 The Buzz. SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Voiceflow: https://jo.my/flowxoFlowXO: https://jo.my/voiceflowAmazon Chat Bot: https://jo.my/amazon-instructionsSlack Apps: https://jo.my/slack-appPawfinity: https://jo.my/pawfinityCalendly: https://jo.my/calendlylinkStripe Payment Links: https://jo.my/stripe-pmt-links AUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
37:20 08/06/2022
S01E15 | For When You Want to Help
Chad & Jason sit down with AutomationTown resident Elizabeth Ruh to talk through her experience automating a labor-intensive process in her business, and how it helped her get back to doing good. A feel-good tale about reaching out to friendly Canadians on the internet, and having the courage to ask for help.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Elizabeth's company: https://jo.my/elizabethruhcompanyMake: https://t.jo.my/integromat-makeCognito Forms: https://jo.my/cognitoWealthbox: https://jo.my/wealthboxLearn Regex in 20 Minutes: https://jo.my/regexin20AUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
25:42 07/30/2022
S01E14 | For When You Need a Custom Feed
6 million years of technological development has brought human kind to... scrolling feeds. Feeds of fart jokes, life hacks and twerking.Is this peak human experience? Or the beginning of the end? This week we talk about building your own feeds, unplugging from big feed and taking back control of your attention span.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Pocket: https://jo.my/getpocket  Evernote: https://jo.my/evernoteatRSS by Zapier: https://jo.my/rss-zapierMiniextensions RSS: https://jo.my/miniextrssRIP Google Reader: https://jo.my/googlereaderRazr Phone: https://jo.my/razrAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
35:50 07/23/2022
S01E13 | For When Your Notifications Are Out Of Control
[klaxon] Your attention span is under assault, and our world's brightest minds have been tasked with distracting you.Chad & Jason call an emergency meeting to take back control of our mobile notifications. You can turn them off, you can leave them on, but how do we do something in the middle? We pull in some tools to take back control of exactly the notifications we want, and cut out the fluff.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Let Calls Through on Android: https://jo.my/androiddndbypassPushover: https://jo.my/pushoverHey: https://jo.my/heyemailEmail by Zapier: https://jo.my/emailbyzapierRelay Financial: https://jo.my/relayAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
36:02 07/16/2022
S01E12 | For When You're Manually Creating Documents
What do you do when you need to generate a whole bunch of documents?Chad & Jason talk through his struggles bulk-processing flyers for his dog walking business, how old-thymey mail merge has evolved into the tools we use today, and the most accessible methods to making a whole bunch of a specific thing.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Mail Merge: https://jo.my/mailmerge Google Document Templates: https://jo.my/googletemplatesFormstack: https://jo.my/formstackAirtable Document Automator: https://jo.my/document-automatorAron Korenblit: https://jo.my/aron Bannerbear: https://jo.my/bannerbearPlacid: https://jo.my/placid AUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
40:02 07/09/2022
S01E11 | For When You Go Back In Time
Sometimes the old ways are the best. This isn't one of those times, but in this case we didn't have a choice. We talk through how to put a new-age spin on an old-age technology, and built automations around that crusty ole fax machine.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------History of the fax machine (don't click on this please): https://jo.my/faxmachineHelloFax: https://jo.my/hellofax mFax: https://jo.my/mfax eFax: https://jo.my/efax MyFax: https://jo.my/myfax Phaxio (very promising): https://jo.my/phaxio  Clicksend: https://jo.my/clicksend Integromat/Make: https://t.jo.my/integromat-make PDF.co: https://t.jo.my/pdfcoAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
21:52 07/02/2022
S01E10 | For When You're Mad
Did someone just microwave fish in the office lounge? What about copying you on that passive aggressive email to the VP? Don't worry, this week we've got you covered with tips on how to automate the age old topic of revenge. SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Cat Facts: https://jo.my/catfactsBag of Ducks: https://jo.my/bag-ducksZinc API: https://jo.my/zinc-apiPizza Belt: https://t.jo.my/pizzapouchAmazon Tide Button: https://jo.my/amazon-dashZapier Webhooks: https://jo.my/zapier-webhooksCredit Card Number Math: https://jo.my/creditcard-numbersCart Narcs: https://jo.my/cart-narcsTremendous Gifts: https://jo.my/tremendousAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
26:07 06/25/2022
S01E09 | For When You Lose The Clicker
We're talking about loss. Specifically, not being able to find things and whether there's a way to get them back. Along the way we learn about infrared, hubs, and how to build an automation for Chad's bathroom fan.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Zigbee: https://jo.my/zigbeeHarmonyHub: https://jo.my/harmonyhub  Z-Wave: https://jo.my/zwaveSmartThings: https://jo.my/smart-thingsHomeKit: https://jo.my/homekitMatter: https://jo.my/matter Jason's Logitech Fancy Remote: https://jo.my/logitech-harmonyremote Broadlink RM4 Pro: https://jo.my/broadlink-rm4pro Broadlink RM4 Mini: https://jo.my/broadlink-rm4mini AUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitterWeb: https://t.jo.my/automationtownRSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rssABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad DavisTwitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitterLinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedinJason StaatsTwitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitterYoutube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtubeAUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS:—------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
25:05 06/18/2022
S01E08 | For When You Keep Refreshing That Page
What do you do when a website doesn't offer a connector for the info you want? Hop a trolley down to the AutomationTown coworking space as Chad & Jason run through methods to scrape the goods you need from any site on the web.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------URLOOKER: https://jo.my/urlookerSEMRush: https://jo.my/seosemrushWayback Machine: https://jo.my/waybackmachineWachete: https://jo.my/wacheteVisualPing.io: https://jo.my/visualpingCryptoKitties: https://jo.my/cryptokittiesApp Advisory Plus: https://jo.my/appadvisoryplusSimpleScraper: https://jo.my/simplescraper Scraping Bee:https://jo.my/scrapingbeeHexomatic: https://jo.my/hexomaticParseHub: https://jo.my/parsehubData Miner: https://jo.my/dataminerBright Data: https://jo.my/brightdataAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitter Web: https://t.jo.my/automationtown RSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad Davis Twitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitter LinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin Jason Staats Twitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitter Youtube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS: —------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
25:14 06/11/2022
S01E07 | For When You Need to Zapier
Someone ever tell you to check out Zapier? Happens all the time. Why? Because they're freakin great, that's why. In this episode we cover why it's a must-have tool to know, how we use it and some advice on where to start. SHOW NOTES: —------------------------------------------Zapier: https://t.jo.my/zapierZap Editor Drafts Beta: https://jo.my/zapdraftWebflow: https://jo.my/webflowSync O365 to Gmail Calendar: https://jo.my/365caltogmailcalZapier Pricing: https://jo.my/zapierpricingTransfer by Zapier: https://jo.my/transferbyzapierAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitter Web: https://t.jo.my/automationtown RSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Chad Davis Twitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitter LinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin Jason Staats Twitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitter Youtube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS: —------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
32:42 06/04/2022
S01E06 | For When You Need To Be Alone
Never have to say, "Go away, I'm in a meeting" again! On this episode, we take some LED lights and turn them red when we don't want to be bothered - all automatically. SHOW NOTES: —------------------------------------------Chad's unattended instagram: https://jo.my/instagramchadCheap LED Lights: https://jo.my/ledlightsIntegromat / Make - https://t.jo.my/integromat-makeIFTTT: https://jo.my/iftttZoom Webhooks: https://jo.my/zoomwebhooksBridge Make to IFTTT: https://jo.my/iftttwebhooksLights landing page: https://jo.my/chadslightsKickstarter on-air light: https://jo.my/onairlightkickstarterAlexa and Zapier: https://jo.my/alexazapierAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitter Web: https://t.jo.my/automationtown RSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason Staats Twitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitter Youtube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube Chad Davis Twitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitter LinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS: —------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
27:39 05/28/2022
S01E05 | For When You Need To Send Data Somewhere
The internet. It's all around us. Today, we pull back the curtain on how to connect data through APIs. The thing that makes the thing you put into one thing, go into the other thing that you want it to go into. Or something like that. If you make it through to the end of this one, hit us up for a prize. We may or may not try hitting free public APIs at the end like KanyeRest, BoredAPI & Agify (predict age based on your name).SHOW NOTES: —------------------------------------------API Basics - https://jo.my/apiforbeginnersBubble - https://jo.my/bubbleZapier - https://t.jo.my/zapierIntegromat / Make - https://t.jo.my/integromat-makeAirtable - https://t.jo.my/airtableNotion - https://jo.my/notionappWebflow - https://jo.my/webflowAgify - https://jo.my/agifyapi KanyeRest - https://jo.my/kaynerest BoredAPI - https://jo.my/boredapiAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitter Web: https://t.jo.my/automationtown RSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason Staats Twitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitter Youtube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube Chad Davis Twitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitter LinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomaraSPONSORS: —------------------------------------------Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
23:07 05/21/2022
S01E04 | For When You Have An Important Email
Ever receive an email and wish it automatically did a thing? Maybe combine the email body and attachments into one PDF or kick off an internal process. On today's episode of AutomationTown, we get into email stuff. Fun. SPONSORS: —------------------------------------------Ignition - https://t.jo.my/ignition 50% off your first 3 months using code AUTOMATIONTOWN. Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact SHOW NOTES: —------------------------------------------PDF.co - https://t.jo.my/pdfcoZapier - https://t.jo.my/zapier Sensibill - https://t.jo.my/sensibillTeamworkDesk - https://t.jo.my/teamworkdeskIntegromat / Make - https://t.jo.my/integromat-makeAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitter Web: https://t.jo.my/automationtown RSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason Staats Twitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitter Youtube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube Chad Davis Twitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitter LinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomara
26:03 05/14/2022
S01E03 | For When Someone Uses The Word NoCode
Nocode is a silly word. It gets the point across, sort of, but why is it a term we should care about? What's the real win here and why should you care? We cover that and a share a few stories on this episode of AutomationTown. SPONSORS: —------------------------------------------Ignition - https://t.jo.my/ignition 50% off your first 3 months using code AUTOMATIONTOWN. Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact SHOW NOTES: —------------------------------------------Dreamweaver - https://t.jo.my/dreamweaver Product Hunt - https://t.jo.my/product-huntChad Sakonchick (Better Legal) - https://t.jo.my/betterlegalGlide - https://t.jo.my/glide Integromat / Make - https://t.jo.my/integromat-makeAirtable - https://t.jo.my/airtableAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitter Web: https://t.jo.my/automationtown RSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason Staats Twitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitter Youtube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube Chad Davis Twitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitter LinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomara
29:20 05/07/2022
S01E02 | For When You Want Them To Feel Appreciated
How often do you make time for handwritten letters? On today's episode, we dive into the science of creating, approving and mailing real handwritten cards (without ever touching them). At the end we get into practical, and not so practical, ways of looking good in front of your friends.SPONSORS: —------------------------------------------Float - https://t.jo.my/float $500 cash back on your first $5,000 spend use code AUTOMATIONTOWN. Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact SHOW NOTES: —------------------------------------------Handwrytten - https://t.jo.my/handwryttenIntegromat / Make - https://t.jo.my/integromat-makeSlack Block Kits (buttons) - https://t.jo.my/slackblockkit Airtable - https://t.jo.my/airtable Airtable Script for Instant Webhooks (woop woop!) - https://t.jo.my/airtablewebhookscriptUnnecessary Inventions - https://t.jo.my/unnecessaryinventionsPizza Pouch - https://t.jo.my/pizzapouchAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitter Web: https://t.jo.my/automationtown RSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason Staats Twitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitter Youtube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube Chad Davis Twitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitter LinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomara
24:10 04/30/2022
S01E01 | For When You Have to Mail Something
Ever wish you could automate sending snail mail without touching a piece of paper? On today's episode, we dive into generating, connecting and snail mailing vulgar bird pics. At the end we get into practical uses of this for your business. SPONSORS: —------------------------------------------Float - https://t.jo.my/float $500 cash back on your first $5,000 spend. Want to sponsor an episode? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact SHOW NOTES: —------------------------------------------Effin Birds - https://t.jo.my/effinbirds use code ‘uncle’ for a special AutomationTown discount. EffinBot - https://t.jo.my/effinbot Zapier - https://t.jo.my/zapier Airtable - https://t.jo.my/airtable Integromat / Make - https://t.jo.my/integromat-make Lob - https://t.jo.my/lobPDF.CO - https://t.jo.my/pdfco Effin Birds RSS (Super Secret, so you can build your own automations) - https://t.jo.my/effinbirdsrssAUTOMATIONTOWN SOCIALS:—------------------------------------------Twitter: https://t.jo.my/twitter Web: https://t.jo.my/automationtown RSS Feed: https://t.jo.my/rss ABOUT HOSTS:—------------------------------------------Jason Staats Twitter: https://t.jo.my/jstaats-twitter Youtube: https://t.jo.my/jason-youtube Chad Davis Twitter: https://t.jo.my/chad-twitter LinkedIn: https://t.jo.my/chad-linkedin AUDIO PRODUCTION:—------------------------------------------Paul O'Mara - https://t.jo.my/paulomara
36:07 04/30/2022
Season 1 | AutomationTown Trailer
Imagine this...you're at your job and it's time to do that one thing you absolutely despise. So you start working on it and immediately start wishing the computer would do it for you.Like, "Why do I have to do this?"There's got to be a better way.No more click this, click that, over and over again. Somehow, it's just done for you.That's what this podcast is trying to do.Give you a seat at the table as we discuss ways to automate and eliminate the things we want to forget about at work.If you make it to the end of the trailer, let us know what you think on Twitter (@AutomationTown). We know 4 minutes is a lot, so thank you. 
04:16 04/22/2022