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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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S03E10 | For When The App Won’t Integrate
It all just hit the fan in AutomationTown. Jake McCringleberry got something into the water supply and, well, it’s a zombie episode. We’ve got zombies. But we’ve also got integrations! What do you do when that app you have just...doesn’t integrate? Workarounds, back doors, hacks. This week we’re hacking your integrations, on this, the season finale of AutomationTown.Music Licensing Information:Get Mad World by Michael Andrews, Gary Jules and over 1M + mainstream tracks here https://go.lickd.co/MusicLicense ID: gq3KJO6zAn8 https://lickd.lnk.to/s3b2FiID!Jason_CPASHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------RPA Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9URSbTOE4YI&list=PLEiEAq2VkUUIMai0l1LiX_ZgU51MkM5opWebhooks Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NojgGx9B3Bw Postgres: https://www.postgresql.org/ Xano: https://www.xano.com/IFTTT: https://ifttt.com/Zapier: https://zapier.com/ S01E08 - For When You Keep Refreshing That Page: https://www.automationtown.fm/episode/S01E08AUTOMATIONTOWN 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/liveflowSynder: www.synder.comWant to sponsor an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
33:28 3/4/23
S03E09 | For When You Need to Crunch Some Numbers
Well it’s happening again. What’s Jake McCringleberry up to now with this water pipeline that connects the two towns? This feels an awful lot like a build-up to a dramatic season finale.Also..Data processing! What do you do when you gotta crunch some numbers, or take data that’s in one format, and convert it to a different format? Let's automate that, on this week’s episode of AutomationTown.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Parabola: https://parabola.io/recipes/combine-your-dataMake/Google Drive: https://www.make.com/en/help/app/google-drive#create-a-file-from-textMake Functions: https://www.make.com/en/help/functions Formatter by Zapier: https://zapier.com/blog/zapier-formatter-guide/Code by Zapier: https://zapier.com/blog/code-by-zapier-guide/1SaaS: https://www.1saas.co/saas-collection/javascriptChatGPT: https://www.ai.comPostgreSQL: https://www.postgresql.org/Retool: https://retool.com/Simple ML for Sheets: https://workspace.google.com/marketplace/app/simple_ml_for_sheets/685936641092AUTOMATIONTOWN 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/liveflowSynder: www.synder.comWant to sponsor an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
35:51 2/25/23
S03E08 | For When You Need A Webhook
This week, who’s the man behind the madness, Jake McCringleberry? There’s two sides to every coin, and Chad & Jake will meet for the first time. And we’re talking WEBHOOKS! The swiss army knife of integrations - how to get your head around webhooks to bridge the apps you use that won’t integrate, and start thinking like a developer by building your automations in a more modular way.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Webhook Overview by Twilio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLjSNfoJCYcZapier Sub-Zaps: https://zapier.com/apps/sub-zap-by-zapier/integrations Webhooks by Zaper: https://zapier.com/features/webhooks Make Webhooks: https://www.make.com/en/help/tools/webhooks Make HTTP: https://www.make.com/en/help/tools/http IFTTT Webhooks: https://ifttt.com/maker_webhooks Stripe Webhooks: https://stripe.com/docs/webhooksAUTOMATIONTOWN 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 an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
32:06 2/18/23
S03E07 | For When You Freelance
Oh it’s all happening now! Cue the montage! Paul & Amelia, it’s officially a thing.Chad’s elected mayor of AutomationTown, and.. how do you.. sell an automation? We talk about the business of automating, how & when to productize your expertise and what the landscape of contract automation experts looks like today. All of that on a heartwarming installment of AutomationTown.Music Licensing Information:Get Paul by Big Thief and over 1M + mainstream tracks here https://go.lickd.co/MusicLicense ID: qa1WLWNZkXz https://lickd.lnk.to/QXmV8EID!Jason_CPASHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Caller 1: Side hustle automation pricingCaller 2: Side hustle products vs. servicesCaller 3: Finding your first automation customersCaller 4: Generalist vs. specialist?AUTOMATIONTOWN 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/liveflowSynder: www.synder.comWant to sponsor an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
33:06 2/11/23
S03E06 | For When You Need an Assistant
It’s happening! Chad’s running for mayor of AutomationTown! Not only that, he’s going to automate running for office. This can only end well.And do you ChatGPT? Of course you do! It’s AI’s killer app, and we’re doubling down on it in this week’s ‘Oops All ChatGPT’ episode of AutomationPod.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------OpenAI: https://openai.com/chatGPT: https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/GPT3: https://platform.openai.com/docs/models/gpt-3Deepmind (Google) Sparrow: https://www.deepmind.com/blog/building-safer-dialogue-agentsBens Bites Newsletter: https://bensbites.beehiiv.com/AUTOMATIONTOWN 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 an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
28:14 2/4/23
S03E05 | For When You Can’t Find the Perfect App
This week the most talked about love story of the year takes a new twist, and app builders!It’s one thing to connect the apps you already use with automation… but to build your own app from scratch? It’s a think! And it’s easier than you might think. We’ll talk through when it’s a good idea, and when you should leave it to the experts.Music Licensing Information:Get A Movie Script Ending by Death Cab For Cutie and over 1M + mainstream tracks here https://go.lickd.co/MusicLicense ID: 2YZ6dQKpm1g https://lickd.lnk.to/sq0R12ID!Jason_CPASHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Glide: https://www.glideapps.com/Airtable: https://airtable.com/FlutterFlow: https://flutterflow.io/Adalo: https://www.adalo.com/Wized: https://www.wized.com/Bubble: https://bubble.io/BILDR: https://www.bildr.com/Framer: https://www.framer.com/Retool: https://retool.com/AUTOMATIONTOWN 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/liveflowSynder: https://jo.my/synderWant to sponsor an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
32:09 1/28/23
S03E04 | For When You Automate Your Small Business
Automation in small businesses is like the… peanut butter and jelly of.. automation.. applications. This week, special guest Mitchell Baldridge shares how he automates his small businesses, Now Jake McCringleberry? Being named Mayor of AutomationTown? This isn’t good. In fact it’s very bad. The crew explores what’s next for AutomationTown, and how to unwind this mess.SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Olivia Look (Zapier Expert): https://twitter.com/0h_lookZapier OpenAI: https://zapier.com/apps/openai/integrationsMitchell Baldridge: https://twitter.com/baldridgecpaBetter Bookkeeping: https://www.betterbookkeeping.com/Noloco: https://noloco.io/Airtable: https://airtable.com/Stacker: https://www.stackerhq.com/Softr: https://www.softr.io/Zapier Apps: https://zapier.com/appsAUTOMATIONTOWN 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 an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
30:46 1/21/23
S03E03 | For When AI Takes Over
You ever think about whether this is all just, a simulation? This week the boys give up RV life to get back to...something closer to normal, and we’re talking AI! What does it mean? Is it going to steal my job? And what are the toolsets out there today that could actually make you more productive.Music Licensing Information:Get Easy by Son Lux and over 1M + mainstream tracks here https://go.lickd.co/MusicLicense ID: OaKN4bn8X9g https://lickd.lnk.to/idrtimID!Jason_CPASHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------chatGPT: https://chat.openai.com/chatMake.com Filters: https://www.make.com/en/help/scenarios/filteringAI vs. Machine Learning: https://ai.engineering.columbia.edu/ai-vs-machine-learning/AI Capability Overhang: https://lepaya.com/en/ai-overhang-means-our-soft-skills-will-be-groundbreaking/Midjourney Showcase: https://www.midjourney.com/showcase/recent/Deepmind: https://www.deepmind.com/Jasper.ai: https://www.jasper.ai/Google App Scripts written by AI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQo86-qgLgo DALL-E Outpainting: https://openai.com/blog/dall-e-introducing-outpainting/ChatSonic: https://writesonic.com/chatAUTOMATIONTOWN 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 an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
41:56 1/14/23
S03E02 | For When You Need Them To Hear You
The boys are on the run. They go into hiding in Chad’s RV, work out how to get back at the evil powers that be, and…Podcasts! Do you ever listen to podcasts? Of course you do! This week we’re talking podcasting. How to get started, how to automate the production process, and how to build your podcasting tech stack, for when you have an important message that people need to hear.Music licensing information:Get Using by Sorority Noise and over 1M + mainstream tracks here https://go.lickd.co/MusicLicense ID: nYZOyz5aXbg https://lickd.lnk.to/uP0sRvID!Jason_CPASHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Anchor: https://anchor.fm/Simplecast: https://www.simplecast.com/ Buzzsprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com/Lipson: https://libsyn.com/Transistor: https://transistor.fm/Shure SM7B: https://www.shure.com/en-US/products/microphones/sm7b?variant=SM7BCloudlifter: https://www.cloudmicrophones.com/cloudlifter-cl-1Shure MV7: https://www.shure.com/en-US/products/microphones/mv7?variant=MV7-KYeti: https://www.bluemic.com/en-us/products/yeti/Adobe Audition: https://www.adobe.com/products/audition.htmlGarageBand: https://www.apple.com/garageband/Audacity: https://www.audacityteam.org/Zapier: https://zapier.com/Transistor API: https://www.transistor.fm/docs/api/introductionAUTOMATIONTOWN 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 an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
32:31 1/7/23
S03E01 | For When You Waste Time on Email
Trapped beneath the rubble of the Grumley center, Chad, Jason, Paul & Amelia bumble through AutomationTown’s abandoned subway tunnels in search of answers.This week’s all about email, and how to automate it. Aliases, inbox rules, help desk tools, where do apps like Zapier come into play. Let’s take the pain out of the very worst part of work.**Music Licensing Information:**Get Budapest by GEORGE EZRA and over 1M + mainstream tracks here [https://go.lickd.co/Music](https://go.lickd.co/Music)License ID: Xlxn0Nknw2OSHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Superhuman: https://superhuman.com/Google Alias: https://support.google.com/a/answer/33327?product_name=UnuFlow&hl=en&visit_id=638080253952156397-1607474765&rd=1&src=supportwidget0&hl=enGoogle Email Hacks Blog: https://www.lifewire.com/easy-gmail-address-hacks-1616186Teamwork Desk: https://www.teamwork.com/desk/Zapier: https://zapier.com/ClickUp: https://clickup.com/AUTOMATIONTOWN 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 an event, character, local sports team? Contact us at https://t.jo.my/sponsorcontact 
33:14 12/31/22
S03E00 | Season 3 Trailer
Chad, Jason and the fine people of AutomationTown return for a third season of fun, drama and education. New characters, new storylines, and new ideas to go about your business in a more automated way. Subscribe to AutomationTown to be notified when season 3 launches this fall.Music Credits-------------------------------------Get Ember (Red Bull Symphonic) by Camo & Krooked here https://lickd.lnk.to/qYz7S4ID!Jason_CPALicense ID: LXOV9n2DRk5Get this and other songs for your next YouTube video at https://lickd.co
04:08 11/5/22
S02E10 | For When You Need to Keep A Secret
On the season finale of AutomationTown, we’re talking about secrets! How can you keep your messages away from prying eyes, emails away from those who mean you harm, and workplace memes out of reach of the all-seeing eye of your employer?Paul uncovers important info about the subway collapse, a mysterious letter surfaces and the most impactful event in 40 years happens to AutomationTown. SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Threema: https://jo.my/threemaSignal:https://jo.my/signal S/Mime: https://jo.my/smime Google Confidential Mode: https://jo.my/googleconfidentialmode Can My Employer Read My Slack messages: https://jo.my/slackadminmessagereadingMicrosoft eDiscovery: https://jo.my/microsoftediscovery Noteshred: https://jo.my/noteshred AUTOMATIONTOWN 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 
33:20 10/8/22
S02E09 | For When You Need Security
This week, we’re talking security! How do we ensure our data is safe and secure when it’s bouncing around the Interverse? How do we automate responsibly, and know where to draw the line?Paul also discovers what happened 40 years ago under the Grum Grum, his Airtable sensors uncover a secret and a new character is introduced. SHOW NOTES:—------------------------------------------Airtable: https://t.jo.my/airtableAirtable Sharing: https://jo.my/airtablesharingSim Swapping: https://jo.my/simswapMFA: https://jo.my/mfaLoom Security: https://jo.my/loomsecurityAirtable Automations: https://jo.my/airtableautomationsAUTOMATIONTOWN 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 
36:04 10/1/22
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 9/24/22
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 9/17/22
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 9/10/22
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 9/3/22
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 8/27/22
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 8/20/22
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 8/13/22
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 8/6/22
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 7/30/22
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 7/23/22
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 7/16/22
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 7/9/22
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 7/2/22
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 6/25/22
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 6/18/22
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 6/11/22
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 6/4/22