The opening keynote presentation at the ‘No Code Conf 2019’ from Co-Founder and CEO of webflow, Vlad Magdalin.
Before summarizing this video let’s see what is no-code and webflow
A no-code development platform is a tool for building software applications without coding; a popular and promising alternative to traditional software development for non-technical business users hoping to build their own full-fledged applications.
If you are a small business that lacks the budget to hire a software developer or outsource to a software development house, no code platforms move the power of innovation into the hands of your entire organization. Using a no code platform, you can equip more of your workforce with the tools they require to become citizen developers. Business developers and other non-programmer roles can step in to meet the demands of faster application delivery, building business, web, and mobile applications on their own.
Let’s consider the digital transformation of your data entry processes as an example. Data entry can be problematic for any business. Humans make errors – we’re only human after all – and programs like Excel can be fiddly and unnecessarily complicated, often causing further errors. Using a no code platform, you can quickly develop a new cloud-based application to store and use your data.
As long as your requirements are straightforward and fit within the capabilities of the vendor you choose, this no code solution is an excellent way to combat human and legacy system error. By speeding up your manual data entry process through automation, you will improve the overall efficiency and productivity of your team.
Webflow is an in-browser design tool that gives you the power to design, build, and launch responsive websites visually. It’s basically an all-in-one design platform that you can use to go from the initial idea to a ready-to-use products. It’s a drag-and-drop tool for creating performant, responsive websites without the use of code.
Today the world runs on code. Every text, every website, every screen all of these are driven by codes. But only a fraction of this world understand code and it’s really a problem. If 1 out of 400 people knew how to write, many world-changing ideas would have seen the light of day. We would be stuck in the dark ages. When it comes to software development, we are kind of behind still.
What if without writing a single line of code for a website is possible! That’s the future for creators and it’s about to change everything. It’s time to unleash the power of software development for everyone by making it visual. So, anyone can harness the power of code to build a website, an app or an entire business without actually write it. This is exactly what webflow does. It empowers creators to design, build, and launch amazing things. No code requires in this process. This is what is called ‘Age of no code’.
No code movement is so pivotal right now. It matters a lot. Many people may say it’s not even a movement but it’s actually so important for us right now. We all want to change the world but it requires a medium, tools, technologies, and source materials to create something and change the world. Let’s go back to the old age. There was something like a printing press. In initial days it costed a lot and it was exclusive too. Only wealthy people and organizations had this thing.
Then we democratized it so that other people can write books and publish them. And now we have essentially the world in our fingertips. We can post a tweet and have it go live into the world. The more access people have to a medium, the easier we make that access and turn it into creativity, innovation and these go through the roof. There was a time when creating videos was so tough.
But now people can create content in their living room. That’s why in every minute, 300 hours of original content uploaded in Youtube. So when we remove barriers for people to create, we get more ideas to create a pathway for many more people to take something. That’s why this movement matters.
Almost everything we use today has been created in code. It has been created by people who know how to code and that’s a tiny percentage of the world’s population. There is only 0.03% of people i.e 25 million people on earth who know how to code. That’s a wild balance between who is consuming on the internet and who is creating on the internet. Millions of people who aren’t creating for the internet, who aren’t writing code don’t have this ability to go into a text editor or access to servers and create this amazing software.
Among these people, many have ideas for products and things they want to change that could impact all of our lives for the better. There are people who could invent new markets or transform existing ones. But these ideas won’t see the light if these people don’t get access to this powerful new medium.
Now there are so many no code tools. Some of these are draftbit, squarespace, retool, thinkable, adalo, zapier, airtable, glide, bubble, wix, voiceflow, and so many more. All of these are a part of no code movement.
This no code movement can bring more power to a lot more people. To unleash that kind of power, code barrier must be removed.
1:40 Vlad’s welcome speech
5:11 Why No Code Movement Matters
11:37 What Does This Have To Do With No Code
15:49 Where Do We Go From Here
19:22 Radical More Inclusive Way Of Creating Software
23:03 Does No Code Mean No Coders?
32:32 We All Are Pioneers
Some more links related to this
1.The rise of no code movement – https://rb.gy/crzvdz
2. No code movement – https://rb.gy/9k2a8u
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