• Vikrant Mehra

My introduction to no-code

I completed my first no-code project back in June last year. I just didn't know what no-code was back then.

When I joined ZebPay, my knowledge of the crypto space was purely academic. I knew the whats and the hows, but had no clue about where the industry was progressing on a day-in/day-out basis.

I figured the best way to learn was to keep an eye out for headlines and read up on what stood out or seemed interesting. Except I didn't want to spend time trawling from one website to another reading essentially the same headlines over and over. There had to be a quicker way to solve things.

I'd just started using Slack, and I wanted to explore this shiny new tool that seemed to feature in all my friends' conversations. Poking around the Slack app directory, I found that it can integrate RSS feeds and publish them onto one channel. Now we were getting somewhere.

Crypto news publishers keep their feed links fairly easy to find. Those were my first stop. A little more Googling and I found Feedspot, where I could look up the feeds for crypto newsletters and websites.

This was all great, but a lot of crypto updates first come from forums like reddit. I went back to searching and found that adding ".rss" to an existing reddit URL meant i could have reddit posts on my little Slack news ticker as well.

I spent about two hours on creating my #cryptonews channel. Today, that channel is used not just by me, but my colleagues on our marketing, research and trade teams as a source for industry updates. Not a bad use of two hours, I'd say.

Want to build your own news ticker? Here are some of the resources I'd found:

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