April 27, 2022

No-code, No Worries

Carl Maiorana

No Code Odyssey

Carl shares his top 5 no-code tools on this episode of Weird Growth. No-code development is a type of development that allows non-programmers and programmers to create software using a graphical user interface, instead of writing code.

We covered DeFi, Accelerators, his startup journey and The Xrossing, an Indi-film he co-produced and released. Stick around to the backend of this episode to learn more about the powerful prototypes you can create with no-code and even what you can make with a shovel.


The no-code movement rests upon the fundamental belief that technology should enable and facilitate creation, not be a barrier to entry. Carl and No Code Odyssey help Founders and Teams ride the no-code wave.

One big piece of advice for Founders

Have the right attitude to be curious and to learn. Don't expect to be perfect. The success founders incrementally improve. You'll find success if you stick at it long enough.


00:00 - Introduction

01:28 - Early career in financial services and property

02:22 – Carl’s first startup BuyerUp

02:44 - Carl’s experience with Perth’s Plus Eight Accelerator

03:27 – The problem Buyerup was solving

06:39 - The business he would start today

07:58 - Decentralised Finance (DeFi)

11:31 - Why he’s building with Next Revolution

12:30 - How businesses can use no-code tools to unlock growth

14:48 – Anyone who has an idea can build a version of it with no-code

15:30 – How Next Revolution is helping people navigate no-code

17:24 – The sweet spot for no-code tools

22:51 - Raising money for an Indi-Film

26:00 - The Xrossing release

30:37 – What’s the next wave for no-code?

34:08 - Carl’s Top 5 no-code tools to get started

40:25 - Carl’s one big piece of advice

41:10 - The Shovel Guitar

Show & tell:

No Code Odyssey - https://www.nocodeodyssey.com/

The Xrossing - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9598834/

Carl’s Top 5 No-Code Tools -

1. Airtable - https://www.airtable.com/
2. Jotform - https://www.jotform.com/
3. Umso - https://www.umso.com/
4. Tilda - https://tilda.cc/
5. Zapier - https://zapier.com/

No-code Toolbox - https://www.nocodeodyssey.com/toolbox