#WeeklyNoCode Week 3: Idea

Published on Sep 2, 2020

Yesterday I wrote about challenging myself to build a directory using a new no-code tool. Since I'm planning on leaving for the long week to take a short trip to Upstate New York with my girlfriend, I plan on shipping this project on by Friday evening instead of the usual Sunday deadline. With those restrictions in mind, I want to build something simple where I can spend the bulk of my time having some fun and being a little creative.

I've spent my fair share of time looking at directories online. At first, I loved browsing directories that give you a plethora of tools that you can use immediately and often cheaply (if not for free); directories that targeted at product people, for design, for cheap startup tools, and even for no-code tools. But the more I've encountered, the more I feel overwhelmed by them with each new additional one not offering much new value. Since I'm not trying to invent the wheel in the span of 3 days, I wanted to create something different where I can learn a lot in the process. 

The idea I have so far is called "OG Makers." It would be a simple Product-Hunt-esque template that allows you to browse through historical "makers" and upvote and the best ones. I thought it would be fun to spend some time diving into the histories of some of the most famous inventors we've had and see if there are lessons that can be applied to modern makers today. 

Plus, I would love to find out who's the biggest and most popular OG (& Badass) Maker in history! 

Stay tuned for more!