Helen Ryles

Helen Ryles


Helen Ryles is a prolific indie hacker, having launched over 40 projects in the last 10 years, selling a few of them along the way. Helen is a proponent of the #NoCode movement, advocating for the tools that allow non-technical folks, like me, create amazing projects. To tie in with this, she also runs the community at Makerpad, the no-code education and community platform.


On side projects

  • Helen, you start a lot of projects! Talk me through how you started out indie hacking?
  • What are you currently working on?
  • Where do you come up with ideas?
  • How do you define a side-project?
  • Having launched so many, what is your process for getting an idea up and running, validated and then deciding how long you run with it before it gets sold / canned?
  • You wrote a great thread on selling side projects. How do you know when it's time to sell?
  • How do you sell a side project?!

On no-code

  • You joined Makerpad last month to help run their community. Tell me a little bit more about what Makerpad is and what your role will be there.
  • What is no-code and why do you think it's important?
  • What are some of the most exciting things you've seen people do with no-code?
    • People building games- civilisation remake webflow
  • What are the non-obvious benefits of no-code?
  • What are the best no-code tools?