Episode 118

RRU 116: Building a Meet.up Competitor and Teaching React with Chris Achard


September 1st, 2020

44 mins 18 secs

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About this Episode

When meetup.com announced last year that it wanted to charge users $2 for using the platform, a number of users expressed their strong opposition to the proposal. Developer Chris Achard was one of them and he built meetingplace.io in response to users who were looking for alternatives. In today’s episode, Chris, who is also an egghead.io instructor, explains how he built an MVP in a week using Ruby, React and other technologies. He also shares his tips on how to find consulting jobs and teach others online.


  • Paige Niedringhaus
  • TJ VanToll
  • Carl Mungazi


  • Chris Achard




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