🚀 News: Power-up on its way to Trello, and WIP community!

Over the last 10 days, I was supposed to chill with my family in the south of France. I did. Also, I did not! 🙃

Adrien Joly
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2 min readAug 12, 2017


1. Win: Power-up on its way to Trello 💪

On Tuesday, August 8th, I received an email from Trello announcing great news: they accept to include my Outliner in their official list of Power-ups, making it publicly available from any Trello board! 🎉

We decided to launch it on Thursday, 17th. At that occasion, I’ll publish an article to present what “Comment Editor by AJ” is for, why I built it, and why you need it too!

Right now, I need:

- help to kill all the bugs (beta testing on that board is appreciated);

- use cases and testimonials from users, for my upcoming article.

So, if you love Trello, I would highly appreciate your help!

2. Sharing progress and praise in WIP 🙌

You know that I love developing new (side-)projects, and find it hard and frustrating to work in “tunnel mode” (work alone for months, and then try to launch successfully).

Based on advice from the book “Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon, I was looking for a benevolent forum in which people developing (side-)projects could share their progress (and process), and get praise & feedback in return.

Thanks to levels.io, I discovered that “spectrum.chat” was a very good product for creating that community, because it’s public and open to anyone (contrary to Slack).

So I used it to create that community: https://spectrum.chat/wip
(“Work In Progress” is the name of the community)

If you want to share your progress, help others build awesome products, and/or learn how other makers do it, come join us! 💪

That’s it for today!

I’m leaving soon for a trip to the USA with my girlfriend, and best friends! We’ll be at Burning Man, so let me know if you’ll be there too!


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Adrien Joly

👨‍💻 Software crafter @SHODO, legacy code / tech debt doctor (http://ajo.ovh/pro) 🥁 Drummer of “Harissa”, VR lover, music digger