Over the past year, I’ve become throughly convinced that Elixir is the language of the future (I’ve written about it previously here & here). And as I’ve worked with Elixir more & more, it’s become my go-to language for just about everything. For example, I’ve started using it in some data analysis and other exploratory applications where I found myself needing something more than Elixir’s default iex REPL. …


In a world of over-produced hype videos and clickbait news story headlines authentic customer voice is a breath of fresh air. Using real customer voice in your marketing is a great way to make real, emotional connections with prospective customers, and to show real-world examples of the problems your product can solve. Though there are lots of ways to use customer voice in your marketing, one of the most powerful is the customer testimonial video.

Customers that love your product are often more than willing to help out and share their stories on camera. But to make sure you create…


As I wrote about previously, I’ve been using Elixir for the past several months to build out our new marking video automation platform. In my other post, I talked about some of my initial reactions to Elixir & Phoenix, and tried to give an objective breakdown of how the technologies work, particularly with a comparison to Ruby & Rails, which I’ve used quite a bit in my career.

That story was not intended to be an Elixir cheerleader post. This story, on the other hand, is intended to be an Elixir cheerleader post. Here, I want to document some of…


This post written by Jon Klein, co-founder at Verifiablee

Among other languages, I’ve worked with JavaScript professionally for many years. And yet still, more frequently than I’d like to admit, I manage to introduce some scenario that leaves me — at least temporarily — scratching my head, questioning the very nature of my existence (or at least the nature of JavaScript, but anyway). This week, I ran into a couple of interesting ones I thought it would be good to document.

I considered describing these scenarios as “landmines I stepped on” or as “shooting myself in the foot”, but both…


Common themes from complex systems research can give us better tools to think about the pandemic and help make more informed decisions.

This post written by Jon Klein, co-founder at Verifiablee

I have a Master’s degree in Complex Adaptive Systems. And when I tell people that, there’s typically a short pause, followed by the obvious question: “What are complex adaptive systems?”. And so I normally go on a long-winded spiel about biological systems or social interactions or turtles on lily pads or traffic jams and usually this helps people kind-of-sort-of understand what complex systems are all about.

Over the past 3 months though, explaining complex adaptive systems has become a lot easier: you know that global pandemic that we’re all living and…


In the career arc of the modern software engineer, rising from the ashes is a common theme.

One of the joys of building a brand new product is the opportunity to take a step back from the tools one has been using and evaluate new technologies and frameworks. This doesn’t mean switching tooling for the sake of something newer and sexier — it means being thoughtful about ones experiences and looking at new & better ways to solve the problems one invariably encounters. So when we started to build out the Verifiablee app a couple of months ago, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to try out some new tooling I’d had my eyes on.

Rails Battle Scars

Thomas the Tank Engine, series 1 episode 24: Off the Rails

Before…


This post written by Jon Klein, co-founder at Verifiablee.

Today would have been the running on the 2020 Boston Marathon, and if everything had gone exceptionally well, I might be crossing the finish line right about… now. But of course, due to the ongoing pandemic that has changed all of our lives, there is no Boston Marathon today. If we’re fortunate, we’ll be running it in September, though of course, nobody really knows what the world is going to look like then either, in terms of sporting events and mass gatherings.

After a race, many runners write up detailed race…


Building a new product in early 2020 has turned out to be interesting timing, to say the least. When we started building Verifiablee in January, we had no idea how every aspect of our daily lives would change due to COVID-19. Like every business, we’ve had to make changes to how we work, though as a software startup with only a few collaborators, the day-to-day changes were modest. The bigger changes we’ve seen have come from the companies we’ve talked to in our customer development process, and how we think about our product.

Verifiablee automates the recording and collection of…


Nothing is a more powerful endorsement of your brand or product than the voice of a real customer sharing their experiences. While traditional promotional and demo videos are important, customer testimonials can provide a more authentic and personal connection to your leads. By some estimates, customer testimonials can lead to a 62% increase in revenue per site visit.

As powerful of a tool as customer testimonials are, building the content can be a slow & difficult process. Each step of the process — from collecting customer feedback, to building high quality content, to publishing & promoting the content — comes…

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