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Code Story

272 EpisodesProduced by Noah Labhart - Startup Founder & CTOWebsite

In a tech startup, how do you get from an idea on the back of a napkin to a fully functioning product? Code Story is a podcast featuring tech leaders, reflecting the roads they travelled and the products they created. On the show, we interview tech visionaries, digging into the critical moments of w… read more

272 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

S6 Bonus: Beier Cai,

May 19th, 2022


Beier Cai has been in the tech space for 16 years, almost exclusively in early stage startups. The third startup he worked at did pretty well, which was HootSuite. He was the first engineer writing the first line of …

S6 Bonus: Patrick Bryant, CODE + TRUST

May 18th, 2022


Patrick Bryant lives in Charleston, South Carolina, and splits time in Washington, DC. He loves entrepreneurship, and believes it is the number one …

S6 E18: Or Weis,

May 17th, 2022


Or Weis has been a programmer or engineer since the age of 5. He started playing with DOS commands super early in his life. He made a significant leap in his professional skills when he was joined the IDF, as a reverse …

S6 Bonus: Stephanie Florio, Swob

May 12th, 2022


Stephanie Florio's journey to tech started in the world of advertising. She always knew that she wanted to be an entrepreneur, but didn't really know what it was. Outside of tech, she has a young family. In fact, when …

S6 E17: Girish Redekar, Sprinto

May 10th, 2022


If you would have told Girish Redekar while he was in college that he would eventually be writing software, he would have been shocked. His studies …

S6 Bonus: Austin Parker, Lightstep

May 5th, 2022


Austin Parker started out at a young age with computers, writing programs in BASIC and hanging out on bulletin boards. Prior to his tech career, he …

S6 Bonus: Stephen Mathai-Davis,

May 4th, 2022


Stephen Mathai-Davis grew up in a family where he was expected to go into the buy side of Wall Street. Originally, he rebelled against this, pursuing professional kickboxing and even running his own dojo in New York. …

S6 E16: Jimmy Jacobson,

May 3rd, 2022


Jimmy Jacobson grew up in Snoqualmie, about 45 minutes east of Seattle, Washington. He graduated from college in 2020, as the pandemic was breaking - …

S6 Bonus: Lars Grønnegaard, Dreamdata

April 28th, 2022


Outside of technology, Lars Grønnegaard is an avid cyclist. He stats that if you've been to Copenhagen, where his from, you would know that a lot of …

S6 Bonus: Jack Naglieri, Panther Labs

April 27th, 2022


Jack Naglieri grew up in Ohio, but moved to Virginia when he was 10. He had a normal east coast family up-bringing, but he focused on tech early on, even as a kid. Eventually, he went to George Mason to study Cyber …

S6 E15: Itiel Schwartz, Komodor

April 26th, 2022


For Itiel Schwartz, it's hard to remember life before his current venture. He studied computer science and psychology in school, and during that time …

S6 Bonus: Todd Larsen, Tech Leaders

April 22nd, 2022


From the time he was very young, Todd Larsen was always interested in technology. However, he ended up studying audio engineering so found his way to …

S6 Bonus: Marin Smiljanic, Omnisearch

April 21st, 2022


Marin Smiljanic was born and raised in Croatia. He attended a local math school, which actually got him into tech. Post attending college, his first …

S6 Bonus: Aaron Bromberg, StimScience

April 20th, 2022


Aaron Bromberg is living the Dad life outside of tech. His kids are 11 and 13, so he wants to spend as much time with them before they get too cool …

S6 E14: Joe Pettersson, Banked

April 19th, 2022


Joe Pettersson is quite the renaissance man, with many interests and ventures he is a part of. He's also had an interesting path to tech. He was originally a lawyer many years go... funny enough, because he thought that …

S6 Bonus: Dan Langevin, Vericred

April 14th, 2022


Dan Langevin grew up in Madison, CT - east of New Haven. He had a good size family, with his Dad being an engineer and Mother being a teacher. He grew up around computers, and learned how to build websites in High …

S6 Bonus: Roy Ng, Bond

April 13th, 2022


Roy Ng moved to LA from Hong Kong when he was 10 years old, first with his Mother, with his Father following on a year later. His family moved to the …

S6 E13: Alexander Luksidadi, Rose Rocket

April 12th, 2022


Alexander Luksidadi came to Canada in 2002 as an immigrant, with a dream to work for IBM. However, during his time in school, he had a friend that …

S6 Bonus: Liran Haimovitch, Rookout

April 7th, 2022


Liran Haimovitch is 34 years old, and recently married. He and his wife enjoy traveling and eating delicious foods together, and of course, taking …

S6 Bonus: Perry Zheng, Cash Flow Portal

April 6th, 2022


Perry Zheng graduated in 2010 from Duke University. He became a software engineer, working for big name companies like Amazon, Twitter and Lyft. During his time at Lyft, he started tinkering with Real Estate investment, …

S6 E12: Bobby Gruenewald, YouVersion

April 5th, 2022


Bobby Gruenewald is a lifelong learner, and an activator. He majored in Finance, but was always interested in entrepreneurship. In 1995, he built a website for a car dealership for $100, and then went on to build …

S6 Bonus: Brandy & Ryan, Kitcaster

March 31st, 2022


Brandy Whalen and Ryan Estes are two different folks, joined together in a unified mission. If you look up Denver guy in the dictionary, you will see …

Mentorcam March - Josh Campbell

March 30th, 2022


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Topic: Brand Building

Josh Campbell is the founder and CEO of protein supplement brand Human Improvement and wine brand So Gay Rose. Formerly a …

S6 E11: Hywel Carver, SkillerWhale

March 29th, 2022


Hywel Carver has been writing code since he was 9 years old. His first language was C, which quite a language to start out in, and his first program …

S6 Bonus: John Egan, Kintaba

March 28th, 2022


John Egan is a computer and electrical engineer by training. Early on, he got disillusioned by the idea of building robots - it was too slow for him. While he was working at Harvard, he was watching the early days Y …

S6 Bonus: Dr. Gordon Jones, Thrivacy

March 24th, 2022


Dr. Gordon Jones just turned 60 years old, but you wouldn't know it from his energetic, vibrant tone. He has his doctorate in Health Administration, …

Mentorcam March - Edvard Engeseath

March 23rd, 2022


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Topic: Angel Investing

Dr. Edvard "Eddie" Engeseath, MD is the Co-founder of a tele-health startup Nurx, angel investor, startup advisor, and a …

S6 E10: Tommy Yionoulis, OpsAnalitica

March 22nd, 2022


Tommy Yionoulis has a traditional tech founder st4ry... via hotel, restaurant and standup comedy route. But in all seriousness, his Dad was literally …

S6 Bonus: Verl Allen, Claravine

March 18th, 2022


Prior to his current venture, Verl Allen spent 12 years at Adobe. During that time, he was raising 3 kids as a single Dad, so you can imagine that during that time, it took a large part of his focus. Outside of his …

S6 Bonus: What's Your Problem?

March 17th, 2022


Today, I’m excited to share with you a preview from a new podcast I’ve been enjoying and think you will, too.

You may know Jacob Goldstein as the …

Mentorcam March - Benjamin Salazs

March 16th, 2022


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Topic: All Things Product

Bio: Benjamin Balazs is the Co-founder & CTO of Mentorcam. At the age of 15, Benjamin taught himself how to code and …

S6 E9: Panos Siozos, LearnWorlds

March 15th, 2022


Panos Siozos and his co-founders go back 25 years or more. They all studied Computer Science together in Greece and did their post graduate studies on educational tech. His hobbies have been on pause for the past few …

S6 Bonus: Barak Schoster, Bridgecrew

March 10th, 2022


Barak Schoster claims he's generally a boring guy. What he does professionally, he also loves to do in his free time - which is coding. He …

Mentorcam March - Max Samuel

March 9th, 2022


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Topic: How VC's see your startup

Max Samuel is a venture capitalist and lawyer. He formerly worked at Thiel Capital, Wilson Sonsini and Credit …

S6 E8: Ev Kontsevoy, Teleport

March 8th, 2022


Ev Kontsevoy wanted to be an engineer when he grew up, and this was directly influenced by his engineering parents. When he was younger, computers …

S6 Bonus: Prabhjot Singh, Pyze

March 3rd, 2022


Prabhjot Singh has been in enterprise software for the last 22 years - so he has seen a thing or 2. He joined Citibank out of school, and did a …

Mentorcam March - Rune Hauge

March 2nd, 2022


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Topic: Funding your startup

For the first installment of Mentorcam March, we chat with Rune Hauge, the Founder and CEO of Mentorcam. Rune is an …

S6 E7: Brian Vallelunga, Doppler

March 1st, 2022


Brian Vallelunga loves to build things - products, companies, or silly things on the side. In Elementary school, he was asked by one of his friends, …

S6 Bonus: Raghav R S, Animaker

February 24th, 2022


Raghav was a product developer, starting a young age. He was creating interesting products for science exhibitions as a kid. Once, this professor asked him to do a cancer research project, which introduced him to the …

Mentorcam March!

February 23rd, 2022


Happy Wednesday to all of you listeners.

First and foremost, thank you for being just that - a faithful listener. Thank you for tuning in to the show …

S6 E6: John Myers,

February 22nd, 2022


John Myers comes from a big military family. He was convinced he was going to be a pilot his whole life. When he was a junior in High School, he …

S6 Bonus: Jim Fagan, Global Cloud Exchange

February 17th, 2022


Jim Fagan has had a long and winding road into the tech world. He grew up in New Jersey, and post school, started out in Finance. Slowly, through …

S6 Code Story on Goodpods!

February 16th, 2022


Hey y'all, hope everyone is having an awesome day!

Do you ever find yourself about to put your earbuds on, or jump in the car, but don't really know …

S6 E5: Blake Garrett, Aceable

February 15th, 2022


Blake Garrett had the good fortunate to grow up in the Bay Area. He got to observe his father and his involvement in startups. Though none of them …

S6 Bonus: Michel Tricot, Airbyte

February 10th, 2022


Michel Tricot has been in the data space for the past 15 years. He really enjoys gathering information, and gaining insight from it. As a kid, he …

S6 Bonus: Vedran Cindrić, Treblle

February 9th, 2022


Vedran Cindrić grew up in a small town, in rural Croatia. As far back as he can remember, he has been tinkering with computers - messing around with DOS, and of course, gaming. From the very early days, computers …

S6 E4: Mike Boufford, Greenhouse

February 8th, 2022


Mike Boufford has no hobbies anymore, and for good reason... he has two 6 month old daughters and a 3 year old toddler, so its an exciting and very …

S6 Bonus: Lindsay Tjepkema, Casted

February 3rd, 2022


Lindsay Tjepkema is married with three kids, living in Indianapolis. Her children are all boys, and she lovingly describes them more like bear cubs, …

S6 Bonus: Rob Carpenter, Valyant

February 2nd, 2022


Rob Carpenter was born and raised in Dillingham, Alaska - and no... he can't see Russia from his back steps. He has been a long term space ship nerd, and confesses that one of the reason he got into entrepreneurship is …

S6 E3: Matt Pierce, Immediate

February 1st, 2022


Matt Pierce has been a tech guy for his entire 17 year career. Coming out of grad school, he started out in healthcare tech for a decade or so. …

S6 Bonus: Adam Newman, Pyrl

January 28th, 2022


Adam Newman grew up in the suburbs of New York and Brooklyn. Now, he lives in the DC / Maryland area. His grandparents were immigrants, and owned a bakery and were Taylors. So the entrepreneur and self starter …

S6 Bonus: Matt Cowell, Quanthub

January 27th, 2022


Matt Cowell didn't start out in tech. In fact, he studied the chemical world heavily in school, getting his Bachelors in Chemistry and Masters in …

S6 E2: Trevor Marshall, Current

January 25th, 2022


Trevor Marshall grew up in NY, and has been living in the state his whole life. His path into technology was not a direct one. Prior to school, he …

S6 Bonus: Alexander Deeb, Classhook

January 20th, 2022


Alex Deeb was influenced by the education space early on. He had many teachers who inspired him through his life, and his parents pushed him to do …

S6 Bonus: Reed McGinley-Stempel, Stytch

January 19th, 2022


Reed McGinley-Stempel grew up in Las Vegas, but went to school on the East Coast. Frankly, he didn't know what he wanted to do and "stumbled" into …

S6 E1: Stephen Blum, Pubnub

January 18th, 2022


Stephen Blum finds that his life outside of tech is tricky to define, given we are surrounded by tech everywhere. He was inspired to be a game developer at an early age, and he found it fun and exciting. In the gaming …

S5 Bonus: Guillermo Rauch, Vercel & Next.js (Replay)

January 13th, 2022


Guillermo Rauch is originally from Argentina. He has always been involved in the open source world, starting out working in Linux and native tooling. …

S5 Bonus: Adrian Tobey, Groundhogg (Replay)

January 11th, 2022


Adrian Tobey lives in Canada. He got started in his tech career right out of high school, working for his father's digital marketing agency. In high …

Season 6 Trailer

January 10th, 2022


Hello listeners... it's time to embark upon yet another season of the Code Story podcast.

As we dive into another journey together, in fact our 6th journey together, you an expect to hear more (even more!) amazing …

Season 5 Sign Off

January 7th, 2022


This is Season 5, signing off....

Thank you for listening!

Season 6 of the Code Story podcast will be starting SOON, so stay tuned.

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S5 Bonus: Shelby Stephens, Growth Match

January 6th, 2022


Back in 2019, we had Shelby Stephens on the show to talk about his project then, called Jolly. Since that time, the COVID pandemic shut down events …

S5 E30: Adam Wiggins, Muse

January 4th, 2022


Adam Wiggins was from California originally, but has lived in Berlin for the last decade. Earlier in his life, he did burning man art installations and was a DJ. Now, he is a middle aged family man, so he focuses on his …

S5 Bonus: Lydia Davies, Teemates

December 30th, 2021


Lydia Davies is from the UK originally, but she has lived all over the world. She was Born in Thailand, and has lived in Southeast Asia, Singapore, Alaska, the Middle East and now in Houston. She has always been into …

S5 E29: Nick Clayton, Savitude

December 28th, 2021


Nick Clayton has been into tech most of life. Outside of tech, he loves a good strategy game or board game - in face, he met his fiancé playing these types of games. He is an avid Magic the Gathering player, and has …

S5 Bonus: Marco Palladino, Kong

December 22nd, 2021


Marco Palladino migrated from Italy about 10 years ago.. and brought all of his Italian hobbies with him. He loves to cook - specifically pasta, of course - and enjoys a good glass of wine. He has a family, with 1 kid …

S5 E28: Oona Rokyta, Lance

December 21st, 2021


Oona Rokyta is a first generation American, which you wouldn't expect from her lack of accent. Her parents are artists from the Czech Republic, who …

S5 Bonus: Ari Jacoby, Deduce

December 17th, 2021


Ari Jacoby grew up in the DC Metro Area, but has lived in New York City for the last 17 years. He's married with 2 kids at home, ages 12 and 9, and he spends a lot of time outside of his business building legos, math …

S5 Bonus: Ben Downling, IPInfo

December 16th, 2021


Ben Dowling lives in Seattle, and loves it there. He is married, and a father of three kids - ages 11, 8 and 5 - so he's a busy dude. He loves to hike, and recently took his family on a weekend trip to Mount Rainer. He …

S5 E27: Max Stoiber, GraphCDN

December 14th, 2021


Max Stoiber was born and raised in a small town, just outside of Vienna, Austria. From a young age, his biggest influence was his mother, who left her job to start her own business as a medical expert in the courts. It …

S5 Bonus: Darshan Mehta, iResearch

December 9th, 2021


Darshan Mehta has a degree in marketing and finance, and has typically served those disciplines. However, he has been accused of having the extra tech gene, since he was born in India. He enjoys out door activities, and …

S5 Bonus: Ilan Peleg, Lightrun

December 8th, 2021


Ilan Peleg is 29 years old, and has been a long time middle distance runner. He previously ran the 800 meters, and served int he Israeli Army as a …

S5 E26: Bruno Demuro, Armor Bionics

December 7th, 2021


Bruno Demuro is first and foremost, a father of 2 children. He says this is the single most awesome thing, and yet at the same time, the most challenging thing. He has a background in industrial engineering and design, …

S5 Bonus: Kyle Bernhardy, HarperDB

December 2nd, 2021


Kyle Bernhardy had a less than traditional path to the tech world. He has been in the industry since the late 90's, but it all started when he was growing up, attempting to program text adventures games on his Commodore …

S5 Bonus: Cherish Santoshi, SAWO Labs

December 1st, 2021


Cherish Santoshi started his professional career when he was just 18. He plays music, being a one man band through his guitar, bass and drum skills. He's even got a studio setup at home, and enjoys lo fi hip hop, …

S5 E25: Bobby Ross, Fire Hydrant

November 30th, 2021


Robert Ross, also known as Bobby Tables, has been into building stuff since he was 12 years old. Around that time, he Googled "how to make a …

S5 Bonus: Luke Hoban, Pulumi

November 24th, 2021


Luke Hoban has been into tech and computers for many, many years. It started off when he was a kid, but sailed with him into college as he got into …

S5 E24: Thejo Kote, Airbase

November 23rd, 2021


Thejo Kote grew up in Southern India. He came from an academic, intellectual family. Both of his grandfathers were authors, and in the house, they had built up a library. But not just a few books here in there... Thejo …

S5 Bonus: Shinji Kim, Select Star

November 22nd, 2021


Shinji Kim was born in Korea. Her family moved to Canada when she was 13 years old. She likes to hang out with her friends, watch movies and likes to …

S5 Bonus: Adrian Tobey, Groundhogg

November 19th, 2021


Adrian Tobey lives in Canada. He got started in his tech career right out of high school, working for his father's digital marketing agency. In high …

S5 Bonus: Brandon White, File Finder

November 18th, 2021


Brandon White started his career from his passion for fishing. In doing so, he wound up building the largest social networking and eCommerce site for sport fisherman. He got to travel around the world, fish all over, …

S5 Compiler Recast – Why Should You Write Technical Documentation?

November 17th, 2021


Original episode:

Hey guys, getting close to Thanksgiving in the states. For today, I'm sharing another fantastic episode of the Compiler podcast, from Red …

S5 E23: Ulf Schwekendiek,

November 16th, 2021


Ulf Schwekendiek was brought up in Germany, but spent most of his life in the US. He speaks German with an American accent, and English with a German accent... so he claims to not speak any language properly anymore. …

S5 Bonus: Guillermo Rauch, Vercel & Next.js

November 11th, 2021


Guillermo Rauch is originally from Argentina. He has always been involved in the open source world, starting out working in Linux and native tooling. …

S5 Bonus: David Ciccarelli,

November 10th, 2021


David Ciccarelli is a husband to his partner in life and business, Stephanie, and a dad to 4 kids - one boy, and three girls. He loves to be doing anything outdoors - hiking, biking, etc - and has a cottage out in the …

S5 E22: Josh Dzielak, Orbit

November 9th, 2021


Josh Dzielak is originally from the US, but lives in Paris now. And because of this, he likes to take advantage and walk around to take in the sights. He lives close to an area with a park, featuring gardens and lots of …

S5 Bonus: Matt Dixon, Code Program

November 5th, 2021


Matt Dixon grew up job hopping, before eventually starting his own business. He is married with 5 kids - 1 daughter and 4 sons. He loves to eat, spend time with his family, mountain bike, and travel with his wife to new …

S5 Bonus: Oleg Friedman, Verb Data

November 4th, 2021


Oleg Fridman has been at this startup thing for a while. Most of his career, he has been working for himself, remotely. In High School, he was drug …

S5 Bonus: Phil Lawson-Shanks, Aligned

November 3rd, 2021


Phill Lawson-Shanks has had a convoluted path into tech. In the past, he worked for a company that owned and operated airpots in Europe. He got …

S5 E21: Laura Butler, Uplift

November 2nd, 2021


For Laura Butler, tech has always been woven into her life. She left Harvard to go work full time at Microsoft, because she was having the time of …

S5 Bonus: Anthony Castrio, Indie Worldwide

October 29th, 2021


Anthony Castrio has been a freelance engineer and digital nomad for 3.5 years. He currently living in Mexico City, but is originally from upstate New York, up around the Adirondack Mountains area. He describes where he …

S5 Bonus: Leon Kuperman,

October 28th, 2021


Leon Kuperman comes from an immigrant family, who migrated to North America in the late 70's. He was born in a city that is not part of the Ukraine, but grew up in Canada. So he was brought up in western society, but …

S5 Compiler Recast - Do we want a world without technical debt?

October 27th, 2021


Original episode:

Hey guys, I'm back again to share another fantastic episode of the Compiler podcast, from Red Hat. As a …

S5 E20: Nate Joens, Structurely

October 26th, 2021


Nate Joens was born and raised in Iowa. And in fact, he plans to spend out the rest of his days there, cause he loves it. He lovingly calls it the Silicon Prairie, though he admits that most people don't call it that. …

S5 Bonus: Ryan Johnson, CallRail

October 22nd, 2021


Ryan Johnson is originally from Saginaw, Michigan, and now lives in Atlanta. He never imagined he would get into tech. In fact, when he was growing …

S5 Bonus: Kordel France, Seekar Technologies

October 21st, 2021


Kordel France has always been infatuated with finding order in chaos - and has carried that way of living throughout his life. He is an engineer by …

S5 Bonus: Philippe Kwiatkowski, Ubico

October 20th, 2021


Phillipe Kwiatkowski has been addicted to gaming since he was a teenager. He played games like Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Grand Theft Auto. In …

S5 E19: Joshua Wohle, Mindstone

October 19th, 2021


Joshua Whole was born in the Netherlands. Before he was 13, he actually went to 5 different schools. Afterwards, he moved to Switzerland and went …

S5 Bonus: Mahmoud Abdelkader, Very Good Security (VGS)

October 14th, 2021


Mahmoud Abdelkader immigrated to the United States from Egypt, from a city 100 km east of Cairo, on the Suez Canal. He was 8 years old when he moved …

S5 Bonus: Sergei Egorov, AtomicJar

October 13th, 2021


Sergei Egorov grew up in a small city of only 100,000 citizens (which is huge compared to some cities). He grew up in Siberia, in the cold part of …

S5 E18: Tigran Nazaryan, 10Web

October 12th, 2021


Tigran Nazaryan started out doing science in University. In fact, he was studying physics, and then went on to do his PhD in Astronomy in Astro …

S5 Bonus: John Kodumal, LaunchDarkly

October 7th, 2021


John Kodumal grew up really into computers. And, he is old enough that during his childhood, it was abnormal to be so into computers. To illustrate …

S5 Bonus: Brian Singer, Nobl9

October 6th, 2021


Brian Singer has always been interested in computers. He into gaming in high school, which he claims is what led him to an engineering degree in …

S5 E17: LaKeisha Turner, AlgoPear

October 5th, 2021


LaKeisha Turner is a strong woman. She has her hands full, as a single mom of a 16 year old girl, and an 8 year old boy. She is a breast cancer …

S5 Bonus: Lyric Jain, Logically

September 30th, 2021


Lyric Jain comes from a family of business people, and is an engineer by training. He was born in India, and spent the first half of his life there. When he was 12, he moved to the United Kingdom. He has always been …

S5 Compiler Recast - Should Managers Code?

September 29th, 2021


Hey guys, today I want to tell you about a new podcast I'm digging. It's called Compiler, an original podcast from Red Hat, who also brought you the …

S5 E16: Veena Somareddy, Neuro Rehab VR

September 28th, 2021


Veena Somareddy is from India, and came to the US in 2012 to peruse her Masters degree in Game Design & Development. Technology has been an …

S5 Bonus: Adam Robinson, GetEmails

September 23rd, 2021


Adam Robinson has had an interesting path into the tech world. He started out at Lehmen Brothers, and eventually Barclays, as a credit default swap …

S5 Bonus: Paraag Sarva, Rhino

September 22nd, 2021


Paraag Sarva is a New York City native. He grew up in Queens, and went to college at NYU. When he started his career, he didn't think about going …

S5 E15: Matt Schwartz, Afresh

September 21st, 2021


Matt Schwartz is a lover of food. It's been a huge part of his personal and professional life, in such areas like evidence based nutrition, exercise science, and the history & economics of our food system. As a kid, …

S5 Bonus: Cody Candee, Bounce

September 16th, 2021


Travel is a huge part of Code Candee's life, even prior to his current venture. He has lived in a dozen different cities, travelled to over 60 countries, and has been to 49 of the 50 US states. Out of all of them, his …

S5 Bonus: Andrew Childs, Shortcut (formerly

September 15th, 2021


Andrew Childs doesn't have a computer science background. He grew up in Philly, and is currently based in NYC with his wife and 6 year old. His first …

S5 E14: Derrick Reimer, SavvyCal

September 14th, 2021


Derrick Reimer got his first computer in kindergarten. His Dad was a mechanical engineer, but at home, tinkered with code.. and Derrick was always interested in the projects he was working on. In junior high, he learned …

S5 Bonus: Greg Ratner, Troops

September 9th, 2021


Greg Rather comes from a family of artists, so he always envisioned himself going in to art. From an early age, he was drawing and creating comics (funny enough, centered around his favorite animal - pigs). And back …

S5 E13: Andrew Butt, Enable

September 7th, 2021


Andrew Butt always dreamed of being an airline pilot, and his passion outside of tech is flying. He has spent more time in helicopters over planes, and he enjoys that more. His family relocated to San Francisco 18 …

S5 Bonus: Rahul Sidhu, SpidrTech

September 2nd, 2021


Rahul Sidhu was one of those kids who was always fiddling with computers. He even had a small tech startup in high school, to help him pay his way …

S5 E12: Chris Wexler, Krunam

August 31st, 2021


Chris Wexler had a crazy path to get where he is today. By his count, he is on his 6th career. His first job was on Capital Hill, followed up with a …

S5 Bonus: Brendan Wood, Passiv

August 26th, 2021


Brendan Wood lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife and 3 kids. They live in an old house, and from his per-view, he has done way to many …

S5 E11: Alexander Alimovs,

August 24th, 2021


Alexander Alimovs was born in a country that no longer exists. It was the USSR (or the Soviet Union), but today it's an independent country called Latvia. In 2008 when he was 18, he moved to the United Kingdom for …

S5 Bonus: Colin Chartier, (Formerly Layer CI)

August 19th, 2021


Colin Chartier started making video games when he was young. He used to played Warcraft 3, which had a powerful map editor for its users. He recalls …

S5 E10: Slater Victoroff, Indico

August 17th, 2021


Slater Victoroff has had some pretty cool hobbies over his life. Though he claims to be a weird guy, he has a well rounded set activities. He is a …

S5 Bonus: Jody Shapiro, Productiv

August 12th, 2021


Jody Shapiro was fortunate enough to know he was going to be an engineer from a young age. He did the typical kid things, liked played with legos, and built things, with deep curiosity around how things worked. He was …

S5 Bonus: Ken Gavranovic, Unqork

August 11th, 2021


Ken Gavranovic lives in the northern suburbs of Atlanta - namely Alpharetta - with his wife Heather, and two teenage daughters. As a kid, he was fascinated by the movie war games... but what excited him was not the war …

S5 E9: Valerie Coffman, Swayable

August 10th, 2021


Valerie Coffman has a family in San Francisco, with 2 cats - both 18 pounds each - and 2 kids, the oldest being 3 and a half. So you could say she …

S5 Bonus: Jay Haynes, THRV

August 5th, 2021


Jay Haynes has always been interested in tech, just like his Dad. In 1979, his Dad bought and brought home an apple II plus. Though he was using it …

S5 E8: Marko Anastasov, Semaphore

August 3rd, 2021


Marko Anastasov has been working with computers for a long time. He grew up in former Yugoslavia in the 90's, when there was civil war, hyper inflation, and the economy was taken back 20 years. His father was an …

S5 Bonus: Josh Millet, Criteria

July 29th, 2021


Josh Millet's journey to tech was quite circuitous. He spent most of his 20's doing a PhD in French medieval history, with his plan being a professor …

S5 E7: Kristen Buchanan, Edify

July 27th, 2021


Kristen Buchanan live in Portland, Oregon with her husband, cats and dog. She went to school for museum education, with a minor in art history - note …

S5 Bonus: Angel Munoz, Beacon

July 22nd, 2021


In his early career, Angel Munoz was an investment banker, specializing in technology. He was fortunate enough to invest in the development of MP3's …

S5 E6: Braden Stenning, Raven

July 20th, 2021


Braden Stenning has always been interested in tech. His earliest memories include the desire to be an aerospace engineer - to be the guy to build the spaceships. He spent a lot of time exploring computers, being …

S5 Bonus: Meha Agrawal, Silk & Sonder

July 15th, 2021


Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Meha Agrawal grew up in a beach town. Her Dad is a professor of Computer Science, and her Mom worked at the University as well. In the 5 years before she was blessed with a sibling, her …

S5 E5: Kirt Debique, SyncFloor

July 13th, 2021


Kirt Debique is originally from Trinidad, off the coast of Venezuela. He came to the states to study computer engineering, at the University of …

S5 Bonus: Shaun Cooley, Mapped

July 8th, 2021


Shaun Cooley was born and raised in LA. His Mom worked at Xerox and his Dad was an auto mechanic... so needless to say, at an early age, he was …

S5 E4: Hazel Savage, Musiio

July 6th, 2021


Hazel Savage is originally from Northeast England. She attended university, and studied politics. She's played the guitar since she was 13, and …

Bonus: Real World AI

July 1st, 2021


How can you successfully deploy AI? When AI works, it’s nothing short of brilliant, helping companies make or save tremendous amounts of money while …

S5 E3: Alex Yurkowski, ClickUp

June 29th, 2021


Alex Yurkowski grew up in New Jersey. He has always been into tech and building things, especially in software. Like many others, it all started with a lot of video games, like Warcraft, Starcraft - basically the …

S5 Bonus: Eric Futoran,

June 24th, 2021


A multi startup founder, Eric Futoran has always focused in on being a family man. He considers himself a multi-hat wearing person, and though most …

S5 E2: Miriam Schwab, Strattic

June 22nd, 2021


Miriam Schwab is originally from Canada. She has been in Israel for 26 years, and moved there after high school to attend university. She studied …

S5 Bonus: Timur Mamedov,

June 17th, 2021


Timur Mamodev grew up in Russia, within a very loving and supportive family. His Dad was an entrepreneur, so he knew some day he wanted to do the same, or at least have some sort of brand. His Mom gave up everything to …

S5 E1: Abhinav Asthana, Postman

June 15th, 2021


Abhinav Asthana grew up in several small towns in the northern part of India. A couple of those towns were Basti, 150 miles from the capital. He's been a computer geek since 5th grade, when his Dad bought a pretty …

Season 5 Trailer

June 8th, 2021


Hello listeners... its time to embark upon Season 5 of the Code Story podcast. As we step into this journey together, you an expect to hear amazing stories about MVP's, trade offs, determining feature importance, …

S4 Bonus: Sophy Lee, HopSkipDrive (Replay)

June 8th, 2021


Sophy Lee was born in China, but grew up in a lot of countries and places. She grew up in Australia, lived all over Texas, and went to Harvard for undergrad, studying economics. She is an avid bike racer, mainly on the …

S4 Bonus: Mitchell Hashimoto, HashiCorp (Replay)

June 1st, 2021


Mitchell Hashimoto started programming in middle school, teaching himself how to code through open source libraries and zip files he could download …

Season 4 Sign Off

May 28th, 2021


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S4 E21: Ofer Shaked, SCADAFence

May 25th, 2021


Ofer Shaked started in on computers early. He was passionate about tech from a very early age, and started programming when he was 10 years old. He …

S4 E20: Paul Biggar, Dark

May 18th, 2021


Paul Biggar was born in Dublin, Ireland, and lived there most of his life. When he was young, his Dad had a couple of computers, where Paul could …

S4 Bonus: Erik Chelstad, Observa

May 13th, 2021


Erik Chelstad is a child of both coasts. In his life, he spent a lot of time skiing, and carried that activity into his adult life. Funny enough …

S4 E19: Daniel Gallancy, Atakama

May 11th, 2021


Daniel Gallancy is a husband and father to an 18 month old son. He studied electrical engineering and physics in school, but ended up working in …

S4 Bonus: Erik Fogg, ProdPerfect

May 6th, 2021


Erik Fogg attended MIT, but failed his intro to computer science classes. It was at that point, that he punted over to mechanical engineering. So as …

S4 E18: Lior Sion, Bringg

May 4th, 2021


Lior Sion has been doing tech for 30 years, since he was in High School. He is married with 2 amazing and a dog (a Vizsla to be specific), and is in …

S4 Bonus: Justin Mitchell, Yac

April 29th, 2021


Justin Mitchell started off wanting to be an actor, dreaming of going off to work for Disney or doing movies. He loved being on the stage, playing sports, and overall, being the center of attention. He loves video …

S4 E17: Matt DeBergalis, Apollo GraphQL

April 27th, 2021


Matt DeBergalis has been into tech since he was a boy, playing games like Flight Simulator on his Commodore 64 and reviewing the schematics in the …

S4 Bonus: Dave MacLeod, ThoughtExchange

April 22nd, 2021


As an interesting turn to the guests I have on the podcast, Dave MacLeod is not a technologist by trade. He is a serial entrepreneur, and an old …

S4 E16: Meetesh Karia, The Zebra

April 20th, 2021


The tech career of Meetesh Karia started early, as his father was an electrical engineer bringing home a TRS80 with a tape drive. Computers just clicked, as he dialed into BBS systems, built computers installed with …

S4 Bonus: Jason Riedel, Aspireship

April 15th, 2021


Jason Riedel was drawn to technology as a 9 year old. He knew what he wanted to do with his life, falling into the tech world - and as such, he …

S4 E15: Beerud Sheth, Gupshup

April 13th, 2021


Beerud Sheth grew up in Mumbai, India, and attended undergrad in Bombay. For graduate school, he came to the states to study at MIT, and then did a …

S4 Bonus: Greg Schier, Insomnia

April 8th, 2021


Greg Schier grew up in a small town, without a lot of opportunity. He rode BMX bikes and skate boards, and spent a lot of time building ramps and jumps for them both. At that time... he had no idea what programming …

S4 E14: Bryon Jacob,

April 6th, 2021


Bryon Jacob is a family man with 4 kids, from ages 11 down. With a young startup and family, his hobbies has suffered some, but during the pandemic, he was able to pick back up music, specifically playing the keyboard. …

S4 E13: Troy Goode, Courier

March 30th, 2021


Troy Goode is based in San Francisco, with his family of 3 kids. They are 10, 8 and 2... so they are back in diapers. He finds family life super rewarding, and loves to go outside, to the park, and spend time with his …

S4 Bonus: Rens ter Weijde

March 25th, 2021


Rens ter Weijde lives in Amsterdam with his 3 month old daughter, who he enjoys very much. And, he considers himself quite lucky cause his girlfriend …

S4 E12: Richard Barkley, Cloudsnap

March 23rd, 2021


Richard Barkley is a big traveller, and has been all around the world. The first business he started doing was doing non profit work in Uganda. He is a family man. Adopted several children from China, so he's been …

S4 Bonus: Cameron Moreau, Gozova

March 18th, 2021


Cameron Moreau grew up in DFW, more on the Dallas side of Texas. Early on in life, he thought he was going to have a career in music cause he loved …

S4 E11: Arjun Narayan, Materialize

March 16th, 2021


Arjun Narayan grew up in India, programming as a kid. He came to America for college, thrown into the scene cold but really liked it. He studied …

S4 E10: Steve Caldwell, Mandolin

March 9th, 2021


Steve Caldwell lives in Louisville, Kentucky - but grew up in South Louisiana, in cajun country. In the 90's he loved seeing things he typed on the screen come to life, as he built website in Frontpage 95. As he got …

S4 E9: Matt Forniciari, Gremlin

March 2nd, 2021


Matt Forniciari started his career at Amazon. First gig was on the availability team, but then he was tasked with emailing Jeff Bezo's directly about …

S4 Bonus: Richard Mensah, EllisX

February 25th, 2021


Originally from Ghana, Richard Mensah was born into an IT family. From an early age, Richard was the one fixing all of the family tech problems. He …

S4 E8: Brendan & Matt, Fig

February 23rd, 2021


Brendan Falk is originally from Australia. Growing up, he was always into computers, sports, extra curricular activities - he was the kid who always …

S4 Bonus: Jeff Meisner, Sector 5 Digital

February 18th, 2021


Jeff Meisner is an electrical engineering grad from Waterloo in Canada. Post college, he settled in to the DFW area, and worked for several tech …

S4 E7: Dan Robinson, Heap

February 16th, 2021


At 18 years old, Dan Robinson was 100% convinced that he was going to be a mathematician. He went to college at Stanford, and when he got there, he …

S4 E6: Mitchell Hashimoto, HashiCorp

February 9th, 2021


Mitchell Hashimoto started programming in middle school, teaching himself how to code through open source libraries and zip files he could download …

S4 Bonus: Natalie Nagele, Wildbit

February 4th, 2021


Natalie Nagele came to the states in 1989 as a Jewish refugee from Russia. She watched her parents go from nothing and utilizing furniture from trash, to building big businesses and supporting their family.

She met …

S4 E5: Daniel Hauschildt,

February 2nd, 2021


Daniel Hauschildt lives in Germany, in a town called Bochum. He comes from a family of craftsmen, which means that he wasn't involved in tech at an …

S4 E4: Hrishi Dixit, Yieldstreet

January 26th, 2021


Hrishi Dixit was born and raised in India. He wrote his first program when he was 13 years old... and he was hooked on computers from that point …

S4 E3: Davit Buniatyan, Activeloop

January 19th, 2021


 Davit Buniatyan is originally from Armenia. He completed his high school years there, until he was 17, when he started to pursue his undergrad in …

S4 E2: Charlie & Chinmay, RidePanda

January 12th, 2021


Charlie Depman grew up in Connecticut, then went to college in Canada - pursuing environmental studies. His first job out of college was to be the …

S4 Bonus: Tech Talks Daily

January 8th, 2021


Veryable is a marketplace for on-demand labor for manufacturing and distribution, which provides businesses with higher productivity and fewer administrative burdens and workers with flexible work arrangements.

Noah …

S4 E1: Sophy Lee, HopSkipDrive

January 5th, 2021


Sophy Lee was born in China, but grew up in a lot of countries and places. She grew up in Australia, lived all over Texas, and went to Harvard for undergrad, studying economics. She is an avid bike racer, mainly on the …

Season 4 - Trailer

January 4th, 2021


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S3 Bonus: Adam Wathan, Tailwind CSS (Replay)

December 29th, 2020


Adam Wathan has been obsessed with computers since he was a kid. In fact, he was introduced to computers by his 1st grade librarian.. and his first …

S3 Bonus: Leah Culver, Breaker (Replay)

December 22nd, 2020


Podcasts are a great thing – the good parts of a radio show, the powerful snippets from an audio book, with all the content control of a topical news …

S3 Bonus: Interview on Entrepreneurial Coder

December 15th, 2020


Click here to listen to the episode on the Entrepreneurial Coder podcast. 

Noah talks about his journey leaving corporate America to now building and running Veryable, a quickly-growing on-demand labor platform. He goes …

S3 E20: Aaron White, Blissfully

December 1st, 2020


Aaron White started coding when he was young, tinkering on his commodore 64 when he was sent to his room, typing in esoteric commands just to get the game to run. He was a big magic the gathering player when he was …

S3 E19: Joe Howard, WP Buffs

November 24th, 2020


Joe Howard is originally from Washington DC. He did his undergrad outside of Philly, then quickly moved back to the DC area. He's married, with a young family and most of his outside of work time is dedicated to family, …

S3 E18: Charity Majors,

November 17th, 2020


Charity Majors didn't touch a computer until she was in college. In fact, she was raised in a religious, fundamentalist compound in rural Idaho, …

S3 Bonus: Joe + Tony, Mythic Markets

November 17th, 2020


Joe Mahavuthivanij was born and raised in the Bay Area, into an entrepreneurial family. Primarily through his life, he was exposed to small …

S3 E17: Jeff Bermant, Cocoon MyDataRewards

November 10th, 2020


Jeff Bermant is originally from the east cost, specifically a superb of New York City called Rye. He left the big apple to head to USC in California, …

S3 Bonus: Rob Joseph, ReadItToMe

November 5th, 2020


Tech has been Rob Joseph's thing for as long as he can remember. At 4 years old, he was the only person in his household who knew how to use the TV …

S3 E16: Ron Rock, Microshare

November 3rd, 2020


Born and raised in Philly, Ron Rock put himself through college, working at Denny's as a midnight chef. He is a life long entrepreneur, and started …

S3 E15: Ward Sandler, MemberSpace

October 29th, 2020


Ward Sandler had a nice upbringing in New Jersey, and went to college in Hoboken, majoring in business tech. In fact, he met his co-founder there, …

S3 Bonus: Brendon Beebe, foreUP

October 27th, 2020


Like many folks I talk to in tech, Brendon Beebe grew up in tech. He comes from a long line of programmers, and he has been building things since his …

S3 E14: Tim Spect, Dubsmash

October 20th, 2020


Originally from Berlin Germany, Tim Specht started programming for fun, during high school. He had no plans to make a career out it - in fact, he …

S3 Bonus: Interview on SimplyPHP

October 15th, 2020


In this episode of the SimplyPHP Unscripted Podcast, our Co-Founder, Tony Capozzi interviews our host Noah Labhart. As you know, Noah is the Co-Founder & CTO of Veryable, (an on-demand labor marketplace for …

S3 E13: Dean McPherson, Paperform

October 13th, 2020


Dean McPherson - you guessed it... has always been interested in tech. Though unlike many of our guests, he taught himself how to code after he …

S3 E12: Seth Mattox, Apex Hosting

October 6th, 2020


Seth Mattox is a 33 year old single dude with a degree in finance, living in St. Petersburg FL. Both of his parents were computer coders, so some of …

S3 Bonus: Christopher Brown, Zabo

October 1st, 2020


Christopher Brown has always tinkered with computers, by building them and creating websites. However, he struggled through his life to figure out which area he was passionate in. He joined the military out of high …

S3 E11: Mike Kadin, RedCircle

September 29th, 2020


Mike Kadin is a family man, having been married for 7 years with a 2 year old (in the No phase). He studied electrical engineering, specifically chip …

S3 E10: Nick Patrick, Radar

September 22nd, 2020


Nick Patrick has had his hands in tech for most of his life. He's been dabbling in computer programming and hardware from an early age. During …

S3 Bonus: Interview on The Ops Show

September 17th, 2020


In their best episode yet, Noah Labhart, our host and the CTO and Co-Founder of Veryable Ops, shared his CTO journey, his 5-year stack evolution, and …

S3 E9: Adam Wathan, Tailwind CSS

September 15th, 2020


Adam Wathan has been obsessed with computers since he was a kid. In fact, he was introduced to computers by his 1st grade librarian.. and his first …

S3 Bonus: Interview on WPRRR

September 10th, 2020


Super fun chat with a very cool dude, Joe Howard - Host of WPMRR and Founder & CEO of WP Buffs.

  • [00:01:17] Who is Noah Labhart?
  • [00:02:52] Have you …

S3 E8: Jane Portman, Userlist

September 8th, 2020


Originally from Russia, Jane Portman gained experience as a creative director for an agency. She has been involved in tech as a designer for 16 …

S3 Bonus: Tony Chan, Cloudforecast

September 3rd, 2020


Born and raised in Chicago, Tony Chan grew up in the Southside, a blue collar neighborhood. He was heavily influenced by hid Dad, who was a first …

S3 E7: Kimeshan Naidoo, Unibuddy

September 1st, 2020


Kimeshan Naidoo grew up in a small sugar can farming town, on the east coast of South Africa. At 12 years old, he found an old python book, installed …

S3 Bonus: Interview on Coffee and Coding

August 27th, 2020


Recently, I had an awesome chat with Rob of the Coffee & Coding podcast - the App Developer's Handbook. In this episode we discuss:

  • How I got …

S3 E6: Elias Torres, Drift

August 25th, 2020


A first generation LatinX immigrant, Elias Torres was born in Nicaragua. Growing up in a communist country, he had little resources, even food. Thirty years ago, he came to the US, and hasn't looked back, living the …

S3 Bonus: Peter Voss, AIGO

August 20th, 2020


Peter Voss fell in love with software after starting a hardware design company. He moved to America 25 years ago, and rapidly connected with …

S3 E5: Dan Burcaw, Nami ML

August 18th, 2020


Tech and entrepreneurship has always been super intertwined in Dan Burcaw's life - through his family, and starting to tinker with computers in the 90's. He played Baseball when he was younger, along with playing video …

S3 Bonus: Interview on Mentoring Developers

August 13th, 2020


I recently had the opportunity to chat with Arsalan on the Mentoring Developers podcast, to talk about wearing many hats, transitioning from developer to CTO and much much more. Check out the episode, and Arsalan's …

S3 E4: Yoshi Yokokawa, Alpaca

August 11th, 2020


Born and raised in Japan, Yoshi Yokokawa started his career at Leimen Brothers in the US. In doing so, he was exposed to the fragility of the economies, yet saw how all things were connected and potential for areas of …

S3 Bonus: Shawn Frayne, Looking Glass Factory

August 6th, 2020


Shawn Frayne grew up dreaming of being an inventor. His heroes were the inventors of yore, like Thomas Edison and Tesla. Growing up, he was inspired by TV shows and movies, like Beyond 2000 and Back to the Future 2 - …

S3 E3: Mark Hendriks, Wild Ventures

August 4th, 2020


Mark Hendriks has been a product designer for 11 years. His family and he love to travel, see the world and visit national parks. He currently live in Spain with his wife and son, off the grid. And by off the grid, I …

S3 E2: Dave Zohrob, Chartable

July 28th, 2020


Dave Zohrob has been coding since before he can remember. He is among the crews where their Dad's bought TRS-80's hooked up to the TV and loaded games from tape drives. He loves music, and even ran a small record label …

S3 Bonus: Andrew Smith, Outrider

July 23rd, 2020


Andrew Smith grew up playing in the woods of northern New England. In 6th grade, he was given a car and drivers magazine and fell in love with Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches - who didn't? In 7th grade, his science …

S3 E1: Cole Raven, Podchaser

July 21st, 2020


Cole Raven has spent many years in Indiana. Immediately out of college, he started a business that failed quickly - but early on, he knew he wanted …

Season 3 Trailer

July 15th, 2020


Coming soon... we will be releasing Season 3 of the Code Story podcast. With 2 seasons under our belt, we've dialed into the founder tidbits that you want to hear most. And, we are going to take a few new approaches to …

S2 Bonus: Ryan Graciano, Credit Karma (Replay)

July 14th, 2020


Early on in his life, Ryan Graciano aspired to be many things - law, writing... and eventually coding, of course. Fun fact, he is an accomplished dog trainer. focusing on animal behavior modification - and more …

S2 Bonus: Innovabuzz Podcast Interview

July 7th, 2020


Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jürgen Strauss on the InnovaBuzz podcast, to talk about:

  • How to have your team OWN and run your projects

Quick Note: S2 End, S3 Coming Soon

July 6th, 2020


A quick note about the end of Season 2 and the start of Season 3... soon.

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S2 E20: Daniel Gebler, Picnic

June 23rd, 2020


A resident of Amsterdam, Daniel Gebler found his way into tech through an artistic route – through creating demos, combining visuals and music …

S2 E19: Denis Lunev, DepositFix

June 16th, 2020


Nine years ago, Dennis Lunev moved from Russia to the USA. He likes to polish his skills in archery and throw axes. Previously, he was a software …

S2 Bonus: Meet the Podcasters

June 11th, 2020


A few weeks ago, I got to have a great chat with James Deeney on the Meet the Podcasters podcast. In this episode, we talk about Code Story and how we craft the narratives for the stories. We dig into the editing, the …

S2 E18: Mubashar Iqbal, Pod Hunt

June 9th, 2020


Mubashar Iqbal, AKA Mubs, has always been a maker. Having built 85 side projects, he is no stranger to launching new products, being inspired by his love for Product Hunt, he got the idea to create something with the …

S2 E17: Dominik Obermaier, HiveMQ

June 2nd, 2020


Growing up in a small rural city in Germany, Dominic Obermaier was not exposed too much when it comes to computers. After studying computer science …

S2 E16: Kyle Campbell,

May 26th, 2020


Kyle Campbell is a native Canadian and high school dropout growing up in Nova Scotia. He’s been working with technology since he was eight years old. …

S2 Bonus: Interview on Podcast Junkies

May 20th, 2020


Recently, I had the pleasure of guesting on Harry Duran’s Podcast Junkies. In this episode, we talked about technology startups, communication skills …

S2 E15: Desi McAdams, Nanno

May 19th, 2020


A mother of 2, Desi McAdam understands the needs of a parent. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science, and loves to roller …

S2 E14: Rob Moore, Floom

May 12th, 2020


A Maryland native, Rob Moore quickly found himself in the UK studying game theory and behavioral economics. A lover of travel, he has been able to live the digital nomad life and see a number of amazing places. …

S2 Bonus: Andrew Overton, Saga

May 6th, 2020


Andrew Overton is a finance grad from Howard University. He spent 3 years after graduation, in investment banking. After a while, he desired to work in tech and joined Graphiq in Santa Barbara to learn the ropes. During …

S2 E13: Adrienne Bolger, BlocHealth

May 5th, 2020


Adrienne Bolger grew up in the midwest, and moved up to Boston to attend MIT. She is a lover of running, and was a jujitsu martial arts coach at the …

S2 E12: Jack Rhysider, Darknet Diaries

April 28th, 2020


Jack Rhysider is a veteran of the security world. He likes to explore, rather it be through street cycling, empty buildings, alleyways – or just getting outdoors. He grew up with conspiracy theories, but found himself …

S2 E11: Jason Tan, Sift

April 21st, 2020


Jason Tan started his love of tech back in middle school, when his Dad showed in the wonders 0f connectivity through dial up internet. After taking …

S2 E10: Steven Naimark, Ziptility

April 14th, 2020


Steven Naimark started out his professional career as a clarinet performer. Through his passion for performing, he grew not only as a musician, but as a person, finding joy in the discipline required for his craft. …

S2 E9: Thane Brimhall, Seek

April 7th, 2020


Thane Brimhall has been passionately building tech for over 15 years. He started by programming his graphing calculator in High School. He has built …

S2 E8: Erin Karam, Dina (Formerly Prepared Health)

March 31st, 2020


Erin Karam was a kid interested in everything. She played music, she was into sports, and… into computers and programming. She continues to have well rounded interests today, running marathons, coaching her kids sports …

S2 E7: Ryan Graciano, Credit Karma

March 24th, 2020


Early on in his life, Ryan Graciano aspired to be many things – law, writing… and eventually coding, of course. Fun fact, he is an accomplished dog trainer. focusing on animal behavior modification – and more recently, …

S2 E6: Dennis Cail, Zirtue

March 17th, 2020


Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Dennis Cail has been involved in the tech world since he started in the Navy. After serving in the Navy, he obtained his …

S2 E5: Matt Senter, Lolli

March 10th, 2020


Matt Senter grew up on a small farm in rural North Carolina, dreaming of being a game programmer. A Dad, a husband and musician, he keeps extra busy …

S2 E4: George Deglin, OneSignal

March 3rd, 2020


Growing up in the bay area, George Deglin has always been in the middle of the Silicon Valley action. Having both parents being engineers, he was influenced to study Computer Science at Berkley. During that team, he …

S2 E3: Wil Schroter,

February 25th, 2020


Startup veteran Wil Schroter is a family man, and now amateur carpenter. He spends a lot of his spare time, covered in sawdust and enjoying a balance of analog activities, away from digital life. He has spend 25 years …

S2 E2: Zach Moreno, Squadcast

February 18th, 2020


Zach Moreno is quite the renaissance man, being an artist, designer, author, developer… and a loving husband. He has interned on the Chrome team at …

S2 E1: Courtland Allen, Indie Hackers

February 11th, 2020


Courtland Allen grew up totally opposite of his twin brother, Channing, but influenced by him nevertheless. His family was rooted in entrepreneurship, and as such, Courtland was heavily inspired to build and run his own …

Season 2 - Trailer

February 6th, 2020


Next week, we will release Season 2 of the Code Story podcast. We’ve taken all of our learnings, paired with your feedback and our expanded network of tech guests, to expose you to more product journeys of the tech you …

Interview on Milestone Hackers

February 3rd, 2020


A few weeks ago, I sat down with Paolo on the Milestone Hackers podcast, and had a great chat about startup life, co-founding partners, balancing …

Interview on Product Journey

January 27th, 2020


I had the opportunity to chat with Noah and Ben on the Product Journey podcast. Every week they get together and talk about building online businesses, what’s been going on and where they struggling at the moment. On …

S1 E20: Brandon Hilkert, Bark

January 20th, 2020


Early in his career, Brandon Hilkert shifted from a mechanical engineering focus to tech support for a school district. Through his exposure to IT …

S1 E19: Chris Slowe, Reddit

January 13th, 2020


A tech and science minded individual, Chris Slowe has spent 9 years with Reddit. Beyond being a tech executive with the company, he is a Dad and likes to work with his hands in the machine shop. When he put roots into …

S1 E18: Bill Eager, Nomad Health

January 6th, 2020


For Bill Eager, his interest in tech paralleled his desire to play music. After attending music school, he became disillusioned with music as a day …

S1 Throwback - Jonathan Perichon, Checkr

December 30th, 2019


Throwback to one of our favorites from Season 1! Original released August 2019.

Through a chance internship in LA, Jonathan Perichon made his way from France to the United States. In doing so, he fell in love with the …

S1 Throwback - Rylan Barnes, ShopSavvy

December 23rd, 2019


Throwback to our very first interview! Originally released, June 2019. 

For some builders, there is a moment where technical creativity is catalyzed. For others… it starts much earlier. Rylan Barnes has been working with …

S1 E17: Blake Miller, Homebase

December 16th, 2019


Coming from a supportive, entrepreneurial home, Blake Miller was introduced to the internet at a very young age – building websites for friends, and flipping digital businesses the same way people flip houses. Outside …

S1 E16: Aalok Shah, EnergyFunders

December 9th, 2019


Tech has always been a part of Aalok Shah’s life. His father and mother influenced his tech interests and biomedical education. After working in nuclear medicine and supporting the special needs community, he found …

S1 E15: Omri Mor, Routable

December 2nd, 2019


Growing up in Tel Aviv, Israel, Omri Mor learned to appreciate music, art, food and other sensory experiences. After selling his first company, he and his now co-founder got together to catch up… over some pita and …

S1 E14: Dennis Steele, Podium

November 25th, 2019


Along with being a startup founder, Dennis Steele is a family man and a triathlete. A non-tech grad from BYU, he went through a software development bootcamp – called DevMountain – to arm him with practical dev skills. …

S1 E13: Ben Milne, Dwolla

November 18th, 2019


Ben Milne grew up in a small town, and has had a pretty normal life. Raising a family, riding a stationary bike and funding startups through selling music gear, he has been in the tech world for a good while. His second …

S1 E12: Bernard Worthy, LoanWell

November 11th, 2019


Bernard Worthy loves to travel the world with his wife, spend time with his family and stay connected with his friends. Born and raised in Atlanta, …

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S1 E11: Eric Sharp, Degreed

November 4th, 2019


Eric Sharp grew up with a unique background. With vivid memories of growing up in poverty, he recalls being distinctly inspired towards education …

S1 E10: Shelby Stephens, Jolly

October 21st, 2019


Growing up in an entrepreneurial home, Shelby Stephens felt enabled to pursue his own projects. He was brought up appreciating science and art, and …

S1 E9: Andy Abbott, Heretik

October 7th, 2019


Andy Abbott has been a tech enthusiast for a long time, doing things that techies do. He built a BBS network so his friends could play games …

S1 E8: Jon Buda,

September 23rd, 2019


Building on the early tech he learned, Jon Buda became a ruby on rails champion – building his projects using the back and front end components of the language. Having created a Spotify like music platform – way before …

S1 E7: Jonathan Campos, Alto

September 9th, 2019


After getting his masters, Jonathan Campos found himself working with clients, listening to their pain points, and creating software to meet those …

S1 E6: Jonathan Perichon, Checkr

August 26th, 2019


Through a chance internship in LA, Jonathan Perichon made his way from France to the United States. In doing so, he fell in love with the culture and …

S1 E5: Alvaro Sabido, Caribu

August 12th, 2019


A born creative, Alvaro Sabido loves to travel and continuously be learning. His engineering background led him to love anything with an engine, and …

S1 E4: Sean Washington, Design Kollective

July 29th, 2019


Now-a-days, people are introduced to software development through multiple avenues. And it’s pretty amazing how many other industries parallel the …

S1 E3: Leah Culver, Breaker

July 15th, 2019


Podcasts are a great thing – the good parts of a radio show, the powerful snippets from an audio book, with all the content control of a topical news …

S1 E2: Tanner Hearne, Musicbed

June 24th, 2019


A gap used to exist in the world of music licensing. The quality of music available to project teams making promotional videos or materials was pretty low. And for those composing music, getting paid was an untimely …

S1 E1: Rylan Barnes, ShopSavvy

June 17th, 2019


For some builders, there is a moment where technical creativity is catalyzed. For others… it starts much earlier. Rylan Barnes has been working with …

Season 1 - Trailer

June 4th, 2019


The process of building a product can take many twists and turns, based on the path that is chosen. How do you get started? What tools do you use? …

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