I call these courses "Honest Tutorials" because I'm taking a different approach to teaching than you'd normally find in a course like this. Rather than carefully script out each step and rehearse it exhaustively to make sure there are no rough edges, I am going to show you how the proverbial sausage is made. Learning how to do something new is sometimes messy, sometimes frustrating, and you won't always have all the answers. If I made this course look easy (which I could do with hours and hours of practice) then you would walk away knowing how to do exactly one thing. However, you would not have the tools you need to extrapolate that learning into creating your own, different Zaps in the future. I hope that by taking a slightly less polished approach to teaching, you will see how I think and work around problems, instead of me trying to prove to you that I already know everything. A ton of what a good tech person knows how to do is to improvise, research, and test things though trial-and-error. This course does all that, and in the process, shows you the ins and outs of creating a brand new Zap using Zapier.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Explain what Zapier is to someone else
- Set up a web form using a free Typeforms account
- Understand how to connect your Typeforms and Google accounts to Zapier
- Have a working Zap that takes information from a user-filled-out web form and creates a Google Calendar event
I have been involved in IT in some aspect for the last 20 years. From systems administration to writing cloud-based online backup software and running my own online backup company, I have some experience in all facets of technology. I currently run the support and services team at a software-as-a-service company where we encourage our customers to use Zapier to solve business-specific problems, allowing our platform to remain universal and flexible.