Hosted by Stephen Callender
Jul 9, 2019
In this episode of Commerce Minded
Not everyone comes into website development through the same route. Today’s guest, Josh Angell, studied music production at university and in his final year lived with a bunch of nerds (his words) who were hacking away on HTML and coerced him into it. They taught him the fundamentals of HTML and he quickly realised with these new skills he could make websites for all of the bands he was in, including friends’ bands and other projects.
Having graduated from university with first class honours, he gave himself one week to make money out of music, but failed spectacularly. However this failure paved the way for his first proper job building websites, and from there he never looked back.
How Josh went from being a music graduate to building websites
What he learned working at Supercool
How having a child affected Josh’s mental health and fast forwarded his career aspirations
How his Marketplace for Craft rivals Etsy
Why shipping isn’t a cut and paste feature
Why you don’t want to leave your software in older versions