Work Pals Podcast

Work Pals Podcast

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Two pals documenting their work-life journeys


20: Stripe checkouts and health checks
Jun 22 • 47 min
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. Links Work Pals Website WorkPals Twitter WorkPals Instagram Kaelynd…
19: Back from a Break
Jun 14 • 52 min
Show Notes Donate to Black Lives Matter Toronto When They See Us (mini-series on Netflix) Seeing White Have Black Lives Ever Mattered - Book How to Be an Antiracist New Jim Crow Policing Black Lives Skin We're In Sam Harris podcast Links Work Pals Website…
18: Happy Smonday! Coding careers chat with special guests
May 18 • 39 min
Gabriela Parada was working in a management position at a fine art printing studio and decided to make the jump into something new with more opportunity to grow, so she studied web development at Juno College's coding bootcamp. Diego La Manno is a senior…
17: Female knights and maple bacon ice cream
May 11 • 51 min
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. Links Moz one hour…
16: Raspberry Pi and more Beer
May 6 • 59 min
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.…
15: Eat that frog - Secret projects and more beer finding
Apr 26 • 45 min
Show Notes 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. Links Work Pals Website WorkPals…
14: Remote murder mysteries and finding beer
Apr 19 • 58 min
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. Links Beer Finder What is git? Murder mystery game…
13: Cam goes full-time on side projects
Apr 12 • 30 min
Work Pals Website WorkPals Twitter WorkPals Instagram Kaelynd Gouveia Twitter Cam Sloan Twitter Show Notes 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…
12: Just staying inside and stuff
Apr 5 • 34 min
Work Pals Website WorkPals Twitter WorkPals Instagram Kaelynd Gouveia Twitter Cam Sloan Twitter Show Notes In this episode Cam and Kaelynd chat about: Staying at home! Navigating working from home in a small space with your partner Remote happy hours…
11: Quarantine updates
Mar 31 • 42 min
Work Pals Website WorkPals Twitter WorkPals Instagram Kaelynd Gouveia Twitter Cam Sloan Twitter Show Notes Cam's current contract got cut a bit short but some good things have been going on too. He's been reaching out to some other potential clients, and…
10: Either 10 minutes a day… or all the time
Mar 27 • 23 min
Work Pals Website WorkPals Twitter WorkPals Instagram Kaelynd Gouveia Twitter Cam Sloan Twitter Show Notes 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 They…
9: A lovely Sunday chat
Mar 25 • 34 min
Work Pals Website WorkPals Twitter WorkPals Instagram Kaelynd Gouveia Twitter Cam Sloan Twitter Show Notes We discuss commuting into the office Cam gets a random Twitter lead We discuss narrowing in on the right type of client by pre-qualifying We talk…
8: Quail monitoring solutions etc
Mar 23 • 46 min
Alaskan Tapes is the music producer cam was talking about but never mentioned Kaelynd moves into a new apartment and starts her new job and talks about the first week. Kaelynd keeps sneaky tabs on her old company lol Kaelynd getting the lay of the land…
7: Talking about Notion
Mar 19 • 28 min
Kaelynd and Cam focus on updates around freelancing and work, documenting & sharing journey and learnings with others, and strategies for maintaining daily habits. Kaelynd & Cam discuss the recent Toronto notion meetup & revamping their setups Kaelynd…
6: Amazon one stop shop
Mar 16 • 46 min
Accidental caffeine and harnessing the power of coffee Nanopresso portable espresso maker Skip to 8m 20s if you want to get right to the updates Cam updates on working on the last weeks of his first contract Cam talks about pitching to a new client Cam…
5: Kaelynd lands a new gig
Mar 12 • 42 min
Kaelynd gets the new job she has been interviewing for and makes plans to move into a new place. Cam now has a couple weeks of freelancing under his belt and dives into some of the challenges of these first weeks. Links Notion app (note-taking etc)…
4: The Joy of Taxes
Feb 2 • 37 min
Cam & Kaelynd discuss updates related to taxes, freelancing, full time work, interview processes, and brainstorm around improving productivity with group accountability. Cam discusses getting his taxes in order and a project he is considering which would…
3: Liars & Bots
Feb 2 • 29 min
Cam & Kaelynd discuss fake product reviews and how we might solve the problem Cam & Kaelynd discuss AI generated stories and the use of AI in therapy bots Cam gives updates on upcoming contracts and the new realities and considerations of freelancing Cam…
2: Useful Christmas Gifts
Feb 1 • 27 min
Cam & Kaelynd discuss their experiences using The Work Gym by Ultraworking. Cam weighs the pros & cons of freelancing and taking on a full-time job. Kaelynd discusses interviewing for a new role and why she's looking to transition jobs. We also discuss…
1: First Updates from Cam & Kaelynd
Feb 1 • 30 min
Our first weekly update: life updates, current projects & professional areas of focus, the journey to becoming a self-taught developer. Summary: Life Updates - Holiday Parties & Weekend Plans Cam Updates: work transition and potential next steps…
0: Nice to Meet You
Feb 1 • 23 min
Welcome to the Work Pals Podcast! In this episode, we take some time to introduce ourselves, our work backgrounds, and why we're doing this podcast. Summary: How we met Our friendship to date Cam's career background Kaelynd's career background Why we…