As part of the On Deck No-Code Fellowship's Global Build Week, one group of founders decided to build an app made for "bite-sized networking for the creator economy." Taking inspiration from audio-only apps like Clubhouse and social encounter apps like Chatroulette, Shuffle is meant to be a new way of meeting people and connecting digitally with a dash of serendipity.
In the limited time of the hackathon, recruiter-by-day Bilal Tariq and his team of no-code founders built their app entirely without code, using Bubble's visual programming platform. With a clever Twilio integration and functionality to "match" different users built as no-code workflows in Bubble, Bilal's Build Week teammates including Ethan Cohen, Himanshu Sharma, Marcus Woxneryd, Sandy Lin created the first iteration of their app and won the "Best Use of Bubble" award.
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Bilal is a tinkerer, builder, an adventurous explorer, and an avid reader, amongst many other things– someone who is on a mission to bring people together, directed by a sense of social responsibility. Always attracted to strange, eccentric, eclectic and innovative things, Bilal has always had an innate philosophical and buoyant attitude towards life, and does their best to defy conventional thinking. "Over the years, I’ve been able to develop a strong notion of who I am and enjoy pursuing ambitious goals," says Bilal.
Ethan is a strategy consultant turned no-code maker. After discovering Bubble in late 2020, he has turned his full time focus to furthering the no code cause and empowering nontechnical entrepreneurs to launch products and businesses to market. He is currently head of community at one of the largest no-code product accelerators in the US and works as a Bubble developer for an agency in the space. In his free time, he builds side projects for fun that focus on his passions in music, fitness, and education.
Marcus has 16+ years of experience in product. Marcus previously bootstrapped digital product studio ustwo.com to an 8-figure business with 250+ employees globally, and is now giving back to the next wave indie entrepreneurs through Venturism.io, a no-code product studio on a mission to empower creators, makers and founders to get their first 100 customers and build a business around their passion.
Sandy Lin, founder of Small Business Tips, started her first business at age 19: WROOOF a boutique lifestyle brand offering a bespoke collection of pet accessories. Currently, Sandy is the founder of Small Business Tips, a community-centered collective empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. "I have strong skills in social media and have grown my own accounts to 300k+ on TikTok and 20k+ on Instagram," she said. "I'm also an advisor and investor at Dog Spotted, LLC, the fur-friendly contents and community that dog owners crave."
Himanshu is a Bubble developer with years of experience building Bubble applications. "I first tried Bubble because I wanted to turn my idea into reality, and the more I used it, the more I realized how it could help in shipping MVPs." says Himanshu. "Being in love with Bubble, I've helped over a dozen clients turn their ideas into reality while running a Bubble agency. And with my blog, I share what I've learnt and teach people just the stuff they need to know."
Bubble is a leader in the no-code movement. Bubble offers a powerful point-and-click web editor and cloud hosting platform that allows users to build fully customizable web applications and workflows, ranging from simple prototypes to complex marketplaces, SaaS products, and more. Over 900,000 users are building and launching businesses on Bubble - many have gone on to participate in top accelerator programs, such as Y Combinator, or raise $365M in venture funding. Bubble is more than just a product. We are a strong community of builders and entrepreneurs that are united by the belief that everyone should be able to create technology.