Running in Production - Become a Guest on the Podcast
Hi, I'm looking forward to chatting with you about how you're running things in production.
First up, I just want to say that all submissions are welcome.
That includes solo developers feeling your way through your first deployment of a side project all the way to mission critical apps running at any scale. Your app can also be internal or publicly available on the internet.
Since that covers such a wide range of tech choices, this initial form will help cover the bare minimum of information I need to help prepare a good set of questions that we can talk about.
By the way, this form submission will be private. No one will be able to read it except you and me.
What's your full name?
When the show gets posted, your name will be mentioned on the podcast and linked in the show notes.
What's your email address?
This will only be used so we can contact each other directly beyond this form. It will never be shared, marketed to or listed anywhere publicly unless you explicitly request otherwise.
Describe your app or site in as little or as much detail as you want.
For example, how would you describe your site to someone who has never heard of it before? What problem does your app solve?
How long has this app been running in production?
Has it been a few days, decades or somewhere in between.
What does your tech stack look like?
Feel free to answer this with as much or as little information as you want. But here's a few examples of questions to ask yourself. What is your primary web framework or language? What database services do you use? What platform are you using to host things on? On the podcast we will go into more detail on other parts of the stack.
Is your site publicly available on the internet or is it internal?
If it's public please list the URL here. If it's internal or some mix of both you can include a bit of details about that here.
Roughly how much traffic do you get?
This isn't for bragging rights or anything like that. It's just to get an idea of how many page views or requests you're dealing with. You can give your monthly amount, but if it makes sense to talk about traffic in another way -- such as short bursts of high traffic, feel free to do so.
Is your app open source?
If it is, drop a link to your repo(s) here. This is mainly for me so that I can better understand your app. I'm sure it will be interesting to talk about it being open source on the podcast too, but if your app isn't open source that's totally fine. Realistically I know most apps will be closed source.
Is there anything off limits about what we can't talk about on the podcast?
This podcast is focused on the technical details so we won't be talking too much about the business side of things but some of the business aspects are interesting like how many users you have and even talking about revenue. I know this is a grey area for some people so please include anything you wouldn't want discussed. Keep in mind the podcast isn't recorded live so even if something sensitive ends up being recorded, I can edit it out before it's published.
Have you ever recorded anything in the past?
Feel free to list a couple of podcasts or talks you've done if you have them. If this will be your first recording, that's totally cool. I'm just asking so I can get an idea of what your audio quality will sound like. The podcast is audio only, so don't worry about it if you don't have a webcam.
What to expect after submitting this form?
In a few days I will email you with a more detailed list of questions to help prepare for the podcast and then we'll figure out a time that works best for you so we can record it.
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