I’m Jono from Durban, a little city on the east coast of South Africa. I first heard of Coda a little over a year ago, and that turned out to be a defining moment in my life, and the start of a beautiful adventure.
I’d been a huge Notion fan for ages, but ended up being introduced to Coda for the first time when I stumbled across
. It was a great read, but what really “gripped me” was when you clicked a button on the landing page and that click ran a whole massive payroll. Notion couldn’t do that! I was hooked pretty much immediately after that. It’s been a fun adventure ever since.
A huge part of that adventure came from the last doc I posted to the community,
. It’s a doc outlining the _Gradient()formula, and how it can be used to apply color to your Coda tables really easily. It was a ton of fun to make, and it felt great to be able to give back in some small way to the community who I’d gleaned so much knowledge from. What I didn’t expect, was an email from some random American guy who wanted to meet up to see if I’d like to chat about a job building Coda docs for some really cool companies.
How could I possibly say no!? The random American guy turned out to be Connor McCormick, the guy who built that first Coda doc with the magic button that runs payroll. What are the chances?!? He introduced me to another fantastic gent, Brian Sowards. And together they invited me to join
- an amazing team of talented, smart people who genuinely want to make a difference in the lives of the clients who have chosen to work with us.
It’s been a heck of a last couple of months, working with amazing brands, hugely talented people, and experiencing first-hand the power of Coda to prototype and launch ops tools in weeks which would have taken months in my past life as a web developer.
It’s great when software empowers you to streamline your day, or maybe be a little more more productive at work. But it’s a totally different thing when software can change the course of your life.
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