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Bryan Helmig

Bryan Helmig is a co-founder and CTO at Zapier, jazz/blues musician and fine beer and whiskey lover.

Bryan Helmig

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Software For Humans: Eliminate Annoyances

At Zapier we're always looking to add little touches that make working with web based software a little less painful: call it a rounding of the edges. All those minor little setbacks and annoyances introduce artificial barriers that turn off users.

By Bryan Helmig

2 min read

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3 Dudes from Missouri Built a Product, Found Paying Customers, and Got Into YC

In the tradition of recapping YC experiences, especially around the acceptance process during the beginning of a new YC batch, I thought it would be fun to quickly recap what we did prior to our YC S12 funding.

By Bryan Helmig

3 min read

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First Time Node.js or: How I Built a Simple Instant Message API in an Evening

With the news that Tropo is shutting down their instant messaging API, we're in a pickle. We're already using IM to get instant notifications of the things that are important to us internally, and we have a bunch of people using it too.

By Bryan Helmig

2 min read

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Async Celery by Example: Why and How

Let's start with our example. You want your web apps users to be able to do something. Excellent: so you write some code that does it for them.

By Bryan Helmig

5 min read


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