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Welcome to BuiltOnAir, a podcast and video series about all things Airtable. Each week, we talk with someone active in the Airtable community to discuss their experiences and showcase an interesting way they’ve used Airtable in their work.

This week, we welcome Mack McGowen from Garden Valley, Texas. Mack is Solutions Development Manager at MercyShips, a non-profit whose fully-equipped floating hospital ship provides free surgeries and medical care to patients in Africa and other places around the globe where healthcare may otherwise be unavailable. Additionally, they also provide training to local doctors and nurses in their host nation.

Mack is super passionate about working for an organization that makes such an impact on the quality of life for others. As Solutions Development Manager, Mack’s job is to scope out ideas and projects to improve the structure and systems that make MercyShips run. Although his duties do occasionally include putting out fires (hopefully not literally), Mack spends a lot of time building for the future, instead of being reactionary.

To help facilitate internal meetings more smoothly, Mack built an Airtable base that integrates with Table2Site, an app that allows you to build no-code websites using Airtable as a CMS. His website acts a collaboration tool that people can use on their phone or laptops during meetings to identify their “pains, gains, and goals”. This more concrete approach to brainstorming has allowed their meetings to become more potent and ensure everyone’s voice is heard equally.


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