Interview with Keir Whitaker from Shopify

About This Episode

Episode 3 of The Remarkable Business Show!


  • about the power of Shopify as an e-commerce platform and a commerce platform
  • recommendations for software we use on a daily basis
  • two highly recommended books from Keir
  • how to engage with the Shopify Partner Programme
  • about Paul Graham and a fabulous quote
  • why you should try The Bulletin!

I talk with Keir Whitaker who has been making a living with web technologies since 2000 and has held a variety of positions for both agencies and corporate organisations. He's also worked as a freelance web developer, technical consultant, and event curator.

Since 2012 he has been working at Shopify helping grow the Partner Program and building a community around designers. We talk about the culture, what the partner programme involves as well as what he is focused on for 2017.

We talk about how communication has changed online and the good things about Slack and the not so good! We also discuss the events he organises with Shopify including a very successful one in Bristol plus the fact that you don't need to be a global brand. We also cover Shopify being a commerce platform and not just online.

Keir also co-hosts a podcast called The Back To Front Show which we chat about.

We also go into two of his favourite books plus the software that has impressed him recently.

Finally, we have the quote of the episode from Paul Graham and a few topics I mentioned in The Bulletin newsletter I send out each month.

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