Hey, I'm Marco.

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I am a software engineer turned project lead with a passion for agile values, knowledge transfer, and all things innovation. I consider myself a lifelong learner. And I build things in public.

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Projects

In my spare time, I build bootstrapped products and tools. Here are all side projects I've been working on lately.

Basic Problem

A free newsletter, listing problems waiting to be solved.

Birdspotter

Intelligent keyword monitoring for Twitter to help you get the most relevant social listening results.

Things on Things

Designs for the fashionable nerd ;)

Crowdfunded

A database with extensive data on 60,000+ crowdfunding campaigns.

Trailerland

A clean movie and series trailer feed, without any clutter.

Simply Pace

A pace calculator app for Android.

Canvassary

A community curated list of canvases for strategic management and execution. (Discontinued)

Rate My UX

A quick overview of the UX quality of your product. (Discontinued)

Blog

Thoughts, findings, and learnings from my professional work and my journey as a side project builder.

When looking for business ideas, you can follow trends, analyze data sets, unbundle existing offers, look at social media channels to find demand, and many more. You can conduct customer interviews, build an audience, or read dozens of newsletters. Or you can just go batshit crazy and follow that we...

This week's special is for both programmers and not-yet-programmers. For the former, you may discover tools you did not know yet or find an underserved niche. For the latter, I hope you discover that coding is not that hard and there's a plethora of components you can pick from to build your product...

Personally, I don't watch a lot of football or even play it. For the sake of finding product opportunities, this can be both beneficial (unbiased view) and obstructing (missing insights.) So I try something like a "visual journey", starting on the playing field. From there I move outward, describing...

Google Play is closing in on 3 million apps, Apples' App Store is almost at 2 million. That's a tough space to get noticed. On the other hand, there's a lot of money to be earned on consumer spending and ad revenue. Find current data in these selected reports:

From What Is a Side Hustle? Definition of Side Hustle, Examples, Benefits of Side Hustles, and More: A side hustle is any type of employment undertaken in addition to one’s full-time job. A side hustle is generally freelance or piecework in nature, providing a supplemental income. Side hustles are...