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Code Story

439 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

439 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

S8 Bonus: Nooshin Alibhai & Eric Klimuk, Supportbench

June 1st, 2023


Nooshin Alibhai has a background in sales, event planning, and entrepreneurship. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys latin dancing, which is actually where she met her co-founder Eric. Eric Klimuk has also been …

S8 Bonus: Matt Swalley & Hikari Senju, Omneky

May 31st, 2023


Hikari Senju grew up in Westchester, NY, and was exposed to tech early on, as his family worked at IBM. His Dad is also a painter, so he has been driven through the intersection of art and tech. He studied Computer …

S8 E7: Jason Boehmig, Ironclad

May 30th, 2023


Jason Boehmig is lucky to be in tech, in his words. He wasn't sure what he wanted to do post college, and ended up at Lehman Brothers. In reflecting …

S8 Bonus: Adam Judelson, NetworkNerd

May 25th, 2023


Day to day, Adam Judelson is obsessed with complex problem sets in the product world. This has resulted in him getting more and more excited about …

S8 Bonus: Vlad Matsiiako, Infisical

May 24th, 2023


Vlad Matsiiako was born in the Ukraine, but moved to the Netherlands to study his undergrad. He was one of the first data scientists at Bunq. He eventually got his Masters at Cornell, and actually worked at Figma, …

S8 E6: Bryce Crawford, Meow

May 23rd, 2023


Bryce Crawford had a pretty simple path into tech. He attended school at Vanderbilt, originally wanting to be a history major. But after observing …

S8 Bonus: Shai Ber & Elad Ben-Israel, Monada & Winglang

May 18th, 2023


Shai Ber is 40 years old, living in Tel Aviv. He loves to travel, hike, and eat new kinds of food. He loves to swim at the beach often, but he …

S8 Bonus: Andrew Louder, Louder Co

May 17th, 2023


Andrew Louder grew up west of Houston, TX, in a town called Katy. He got into tech during his web mastery class in High School. He's a business …

S8 E5: Nikita Federov, Qase

May 16th, 2023


Nikita Fedorov has been a tech guy all his life. He loves physics, and eventually decided to try out being a developer, starting out with PHP and doing it for 7 years. Eventually, he moved into leadership and management …

No Priors: Jensen Huang, Founder & CEO of Nvidia

May 12th, 2023


This week, we’re sharing something special: The No Priors podcast. No Priors is your guide to the AI revolution. At this moment of inflection in …

S8 Bonus: George Novik, Zerocoder

May 11th, 2023


George Novik's life is his work, so it's strange for him to think of life outside of his startup. But outside of tech, his hobbies include swimming, surfing, and computer games. He loves to surf at the United Emirate …

S8 Bonus: Rickard Hansson, Weavy

May 10th, 2023


Rickard Hansson is 48 years old to date, but started tinkering with his Commodore 64 when he was young. Later in life, he fell in love with building …

S8 E4: Andy Skipper, CTO Craft

May 9th, 2023


Andy Skipper currently resides in Belfast, Ireland, though he is from London originally. He's been knee deep in tech since he was 12 years old, as a …

S8 Bonus: Egil Østhus, Unleash

May 4th, 2023


Egil Østhus is based out of Norway - which obviously means he loves skiing. But outside of this, he loves to run outdoors, through the woods and on …

S8 Bonus: Aviram Hassan, MetalBear & mirrord

May 3rd, 2023


Aviram Hassan started hacking his way into stuff at a young age, primarily from online multiplayer games. The first game was a fan based game for …

S8 E3: Shem Magnezi, Wilco

May 2nd, 2023


Shem Magnezi is from Tel Aviv, and started his software engineering career when he was in high school. It wasn't really professional, just hacking …

S8 Bonus: Puneet Gupta, Amberflo

April 26th, 2023


For Puneet Gupta, his professional work and personal hobbies collide. He has been enamored with tech since his early days, and finds coding to be …

S8 Bonus: Glauber Costa, Turso

April 26th, 2023


Glauber Costa is a family man, with three kids at home. So he admits, that with a startup and kids, there is not much space for anything else. He made mention that the jump from 2-3 kids was hard, and we joked that he …

S8 E2: Sefi Genis, Firefly

April 25th, 2023


Sefi Genis lives in Tel Aviv, and started in with technology early on in his life, maintaining the school website when he was younger. He served in …

S8 Bonus: Naré Vardanyan, Ntropy

April 20th, 2023


Naré Vardanyan has a statistically unlikely story. She grew up in Armenia, without electricity during a war. She recalls that her parents gamified the experience, which allowed her to experience it much differently than …

S8 Bonus: Ronald Richardson, Fleetbase

April 19th, 2023


Ron Richardson studied robotics and embedded systems in Arizona, and is a former Marine - which is where he got his start in logistics. His biggest influence has been his parents. He mentioned his Mom introduced him to …

S8 E1: Sargun Kaur, Byteboard

April 18th, 2023


Before Sargun Kaur got into tech, she was anti-wanting to be in tech. Her Dad was an engineer, and she thought the work he did was super boring. She …

Season 8 - Trailer

April 12th, 2023


What if you had a window into the digital startup world?

What if you could ask the tech veterans what it feels like to create a world class product?

From Tools and Weapons: Connecting Africa’s Youth to the World

April 11th, 2023


Tools and Weapons, hosted by Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith, features conversations with leaders in government, business, and culture …

S7 Bonus: Rene Morkos, ALICE Technologies

April 6th, 2023


Rene Morkos is a builder. When he was younger, his Dad told him that he could study anything he wanted, as long as it wasn't Civil Engineering. So... …

S7 Bonus: Valentin Vasilyev,

April 5th, 2023


Valentin Vasilyev has always been interested in the open source world. His Github account was created way back in 2008 when they started. He always dreamt about contributing to Ruby on Rails, since he developed with it …

S7 E30: Sam Lambert, PlanetScale

April 4th, 2023


Sam Lambert is originally from the UK, and has lived quite a few places during his life. He went to school in India, but now resides in San …

S7 Bonus: Ruben Izmailyan, Quiltt

March 30th, 2023


Ruben Izmailyan grew up in Armenia originally, then moved to Russia when he was 12. When he was 14, he and his family came to the US, eventually …

The New Notification Stack for Developers - Drew Youngwerth

March 29th, 2023


Welcome back listeners, today we are dropping episode in our series entitled The New Notification Stack for Developers, brought to you by our long time friends and sponsors of the Code Story podcast, Courier. As a …

S7 E29: Manik Suri & Lucas Tepman, Therma

March 28th, 2023


Manik Suri calls himself a jack of all trades. He went about his career doing lots of different things, and figured out most of what he didn't want to do. He started out an academic, then went into private equity …

S7 Bonus: Tapan Pattnayak, Addverb

March 23rd, 2023


Tapan Pattnayak life revolves around technology - his friends, professional colleagues, etc. and even his wife is an engineer, who he met at a …

The New Notification Stack for Developers - Maria Irizarry

March 22nd, 2023


Welcome back listeners, today we are dropping episode in our series entitled The New Notification Stack for Developers, brought to you by our long time friends and sponsors of the Code Story podcast, Courier. As a …

S7 E28: Sean Stavropoulos, Boulevard

March 21st, 2023


Sean Stavropoulos grew up in Southern California, His journey to technology started in 7th grade, when he started programming for fun in Visual …

S7 Bonus: Ashley Cline, Ice Cream Social

March 16th, 2023


Ashley Cline was born and raised in a small town in Ohio. Her big dreams and aspirations led her to move to California and start her career in tech and marketing. She has always really enjoyed meeting people through …

The New Notification Stack for Developers - Shreya Gupta

March 15th, 2023


Welcome back listeners, today we are dropping episode in our series entitled The New Notification Stack for Developers, brought to you by our long time friends and sponsors of the Code Story podcast, Courier. As a …

S7 E27: Mathias Nestler, AccessOwl

March 14th, 2023


Mathias Nestler has co-founded several startups in his career, in the insure-tech and fintech spaces. Outside of tech, he does kite surfing and diving. He claims that the calmness under the water is the best way to …

S7 Bonus: Evan Powell & Sam Clemens, Reprise

March 9th, 2023


Evan Powell had a career mostly in sales, which started in college within his acapella group. His group recorded tracks for the well known show Glee, …

The New Notification Stack for Developers - Seth Carney & Ben Link

March 8th, 2023


Welcome back listeners, today we are dropping episode in our series entitled The New Notification Stack for Developers, brought to you by our long time friends and sponsors of the Code Story podcast, Courier. As a …

S7 E26: Liam Patterson, Bidnamic

March 7th, 2023


Liam Patterson has been an entrepreneur since the early days of his life. He was the kid that was selling sweets at school, undercutting the local …

S7 Bonus: Roya Kachooei, Walletafai

March 3rd, 2023


Roya Kachooei came to Canada 9 years ago, with the aim to pursue her masters in the US. When her funding fell through, she stayed in Canada and started working. When she was younger, her mother used to speak to her …

S7 E25: Matt Butcher, Fermyon

March 2nd, 2023


Matt Butcher was always intending to be a philosopher in the early days. His Dad informed him at some point he would need to get a job though. After …

The New Notification Stack for Developers - Mike Miller

March 1st, 2023


Welcome back listeners, today we are kicking off another special series of the Code Story podcast, entitled The New Notification Stack for Developers, brought to you by our long time friends and sponsors of the Code …

GrowthMode: ON - Jesse Rubenfeld, FinOptimal

February 28th, 2023


Welcome back listeners, today we are dropping another episode in the series entitled Growth Mode: ON, sponsored by our good friends at GrowthMatch. GrowthMatch helps tech companies grow their audience, supercharge their …

S7 Bonus: Chelsey Roney, Proxi

February 23rd, 2023


Chelsey Roney graduated from Texas A&M in 2011 (whoop!). She is passionate about building businesses, as her current venture is her 3rd startup. But prior to her entrepreneurial adventures, she worked for Microsoft …

GrowthMode: ON - Arun Sivashankaran, FunnelEnvy

February 22nd, 2023


Welcome back listeners, today we are dropping another episode in the series entitled Growth Mode: ON, sponsored by our good friends at GrowthMatch. GrowthMatch helps tech companies grow their audience, supercharge their …

S7 E24: Ethan Song, RareCircles

February 21st, 2023


Ethan Song is a boarder through and through - enjoying snowboarding, surfing, etc. and doing it as often as he can. He loves to read, and has moved …

S7 Bonus: Faisal Bhutto, Calian

February 16th, 2023


Faisal Bhutto is a family man, and the proud father of 2 girls and a boy. He is based out of Houston, and enjoys the outdoors - hunting, sports, and working on his off-road rig. When discussing sports, the mentioned he …

GrowthMode: ON - Lee Gilley, Docmo

February 15th, 2023


Welcome back listeners, today we are dropping another episode in the series entitled Growth Mode: ON, sponsored by our good friends at GrowthMatch. GrowthMatch helps tech companies grow their audience, supercharge their …

S7 E23: Navid Alipour, AI Med Global

February 14th, 2023


Navid Alipour has spent many years in the world of medicine and AI, supporting and admiring doctors. He jokes that his wife and he are the black sheep of the family... because they aren't actual doctors. He's the …

S7 Bonus: Joe De Pinto, Haste Arcade

February 9th, 2023


Joe De Pinto was born and raised in Los Angeles, and was drafted to play professional baseball in the minors for the White Sox. He's always had an …

GrowthMode: ON - Zach Fragapane, GrowthMatch

February 8th, 2023


Welcome back listeners, today we are kicking off a special series of the Code Story podcast, entitled Growth Mode: On!, sponsored by our good friends at GrowthMatch. GrowthMatch helps tech companies grow their audience, …

S7 E22: Paul McCarthy, SnapFix

February 7th, 2023


Paul McCarthy grew up in Cork, Ireland, and went to school there. He lives around the corner from the sea, and likes to dip in now again - literally, …

S7 Bonus: Kyle Tut, Piñata

February 2nd, 2023


Kyle Tut started out his life wanting to be a car mechanic. His Mom affirmed his aspirations, but gave him the advice to make sure he owned the mechanic shop. He's taken interesting paths through the auto world, …

S7 E21: Nanxi Liu,

January 31st, 2023


Nanxi Liu is from Colorado, and went to school at UC Berkeley. In college, she immediately started her entrepreneurial journey by starting a bio tech …

S7 Bonus: Alex Embiricos, Remotion

January 26th, 2023


Alex Embiricos comes from an interesting background, having grown up all over the place - between Asia, the Caribbean, and Switzerland. He came to …

S7 Bonus: Sydney Davis, Nixcode

January 25th, 2023


Sydney Davis really enjoys art. She enjoys immersive exhibits and loves to paint. She's a Mom, and digs spending time with her son and traveling to different exhibits. She loves the intersection between elemental art, …

S7 E20: Tanmai Gopal, Hasura

January 24th, 2023


Tanmai Gopal studied computer science, and specialize in computer vision and machine learning. He found himself frustrated with the pace at which his research work was getting exposure, so he expedited his jump into …

S7 E19: Ken Babcock, Tango

January 18th, 2023


Ken Babcock grew up outside of Buffalo, and as such.. is a big Bills fan. He attended Cornell, and has spent time in NYC, San Francisco and now …

S7 Whats New with Materialize - Arjun Narayan, Co-founder & CEO

January 11th, 2023


Hello again listeners!

Today I have yet another special return episode for you. I'm speaking with Arjun Narayan, Co-founder & CEO of Materialize. …

S7 Whats New with Pulumi - Joe Duffy, Co-founder & CEO

January 10th, 2023


Hello Listeners!

We have a treat for today's episode. On the show, I'll be interviewing Joe, the CEO of Pulumi, to get an update on all that has gone …

S7 Bonus: Arjun Bhatnagar, Cloaked (Replay)

January 5th, 2023


Arjun Bhatnager has been coding since he was 10 years old, and in general, his family is full of entrepreneurs, running their own businesses. In …

S7 Bonus: Derek Osgood, Ignition (Replay)

January 3rd, 2023


Derek Osgood comes from a family of entrepreneurs, and has always known he wanted to start something himself. Prior to that, he worked for other …

S7 E10: Raj Bains, Prophecy (Replay)

December 29th, 2022


Raj Bains grew up in India, North of Delhi, and comes from a family who, as he says, does "whatever is best to do" at the time. They moved around quite a bit when he was a kid, and his family dabbled in a number of …

S7 E1: Ian Small, Evernote (Replay)

December 27th, 2022


Ian Small is a Canadian, and claims that is the most important thing about him. Tech started for him when he was 12 years old, when he got a bad …

S7 Bonus: Jeremy Wood, OpenStore

December 22nd, 2022


Jeremy Wood grew up in Portland, and has been heavily influenced by that upbringing. He enjoyed really strong maker communities, supporting local craft artists to thrive and build their business. He moved to the Bay …

S7 Bonus: Max Lukichev, Telmai

December 21st, 2022


Max Lukichev is a deeply technical guy, which means his hobbies have been related to tech since the early days. He is a PhD in computer science, and has always been interested in building things. In fact, and his words, …

S7 E18: Hadi Radwan, Asteya

December 20th, 2022


Hadi Radwan is an amateur biohacker, which was a new term for me, and means trying to DIY your own biology. He is a family man, and enjoys playing …

S7 Bonus: Nick Ippolito & Rowan Findlay, Squarekicker

December 15th, 2022


Nick Ippolito has been involved with youth work for many years, and stumbled into web design and taught himself how to code. He's been married for 15 …

S7 Bonus: Casey Kipfer, Justifi

December 14th, 2022


Casey Kipfer is a family man. He's married with 3 kids, and there is a lot of excitement and noise at his house - which is says is wonderful. He …

S7 E17: Nora Jones,

December 13th, 2022


Nora Jones has been in tech her entire career. She originally thought she was going to get into hardware, but was always focused on reliability and safety. She has quite the track record, in regards to companies she has …

S7 Bonus: Alex Svinov, Insquad

December 8th, 2022


Alex Svinov has very few things to talk about outside of the business world. He likes to jog, play tennis, and has a family with three kids at home. He likes to travel with his family and try new things, which he admits …

S7 Return to Komodor - Andrey Pohkilko

December 7th, 2022


You might remember in Season 6, episode 15, I interviewed Itiel, the Co-founder of Komodor. Today I have a special episode of the Code Story podcast, bringing back our friends at Komodor. I'm chatting with their Open …

S7 E16: Gabriel Isserlis, Tutti

December 6th, 2022


Gabriel Isserlis grew up in London with an artistic background in the creative industries. His Dad is a professional cellist, which is the instrument that he chose as a young musician. As a teen, he became highly …

S7 Bonus: Nathan Yap, SupportZebra

December 1st, 2022


Nathan Yap has a tight knit family, that he spends a lot of time with. So traveling and enjoying good food with his family is winning to him. Outside of that, he is enjoying the Pickleball craze, and he was heading into …

S7 Bonus: Satish Jayanthi, Coalesce

November 30th, 2022


Satish Jayanthi was born in India, and attended school there. When he was growing up, his Mom was a teacher and his Dad was dabbling in different …

S7 E15: Jeff Grass, Hungry Marketplace

November 29th, 2022


Jeff Grass had his career start more traditionally, as a bond underwriter, graduating from Wharton, and then being a serial entrepreneur. Outside of his business ventures, he is married with 2 kids, and used to run …

S7 Bonus: Rob Moore, Churnkey

November 28th, 2022


Rob Moore was previously on the Code Story podcast back in Season 2, when he was building Floom - a marketplace built to make monetizing SaaS products easier. Three years ago, he moved to London with his now wife, as …

S7 Bonus: Juan Soberanis, Beacon

November 23rd, 2022


Back in 1986, Juan Soberanis and his family got a personal computer for the house - a Commodore 128. He asked his mother if he could take it to his …

S7 E14: Olga Stern, Tangy Market

November 22nd, 2022


Olga Stern considers herself an onion, with a lot of different layers. She loves to try out new things, which has produced a lot of different hobbies in her life - like underwater rugby, floor hockey, knitting and …

S7 Nick Donofrio - If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

November 17th, 2022


Hello listeners! Today have Nick Donorio on the show today.

Nick Donorio is a second generation American. His grandparents were poor, Italian immigrants - and his family was hard working, focused on value creation. They …

S7 Bonus: Michael Zuercher, Prismatic

November 16th, 2022


Michael Zuercher has been in tech since he was young, starting his first company when he was 19 years old. A lot of his path to his current place is …

S7 E13: Krish Ramineni,

November 15th, 2022


Krish Ramineni grew up in Silicon Valley, observing tech all around him. But really excited him was the innovation happening the in the last 5 years. He used to play sports as a kid - tennis, baseball, etc. - and he was …

S7 Bonus: Shawn Ramirez, Mystery

November 10th, 2022


Shawn Ramirez spent a decade as a political science professor, studying terrorism and strategic negotiations. Five years ago, she switched into tech, …

S7 Bonus: Shaheeb Roshan, ThreeFlow

November 9th, 2022


Shaheeb Roshan is a family man. He's been married 16 years and has a 10 year old daughter. It's his family that drives how he looks at the world - …

S7 E12: Roi Ravhon, Finout

November 8th, 2022


Roi Ravhon path to tech started in the Israeli military, like many other founders in Israel. In fact, the very first introduction he had to computers was when he joined the services. It was a great experience, that …

S7 Bonus: Mike Malone, Smallstep

November 3rd, 2022


Mike Malone is a nerd from way back (his words, not mine). In the 6th grade, he bought a Borland C book and learned how to code. Back when Napster was round, he hosted an open Nap server in his basement, and ran a few …

S7 Bonus: Kateryna Sytnyk, Fract & CTO Doctor

November 2nd, 2022


Kateryna Sytnyk is originally from Ukraine, but moved to the states 15 years ago after winning the green card lottery. Her background is in applied mathematics, and she grew up surrounded with logical brains - for …

S7 E11: Benjamin Wilms, Steadybit

November 1st, 2022


Benjamin Wilms started his career in 1999 as a developer. In the little free time he has, he does mountain biking, spends time with his family, and visits the ocean a few hours away. For mountain biking, he finds that …

S7 Bonus: John Rush, Mars X

October 27th, 2022


John Rush has been in tech since he was a child, so its hard for him to think of a time where it wasn't a part of his life. Since 2008, he has been building apps, websites, etc. and a lot of what he was doing was client …

S7 Bonus: Tom Medema, Bubbles

October 26th, 2022


Tom Medema is Dutch, and grew up in a small village in the Netherlands. This allowed him to explore what else was out there, which led to him living in 5 different countries. Alongside that, he loves to travel and reads …

S7 E10: Raj Bains, Prophecy

October 25th, 2022


Raj Bains grew up in India, North of Delhi, and comes from a family who, as he says, does "whatever is best to do" at the time. They moved around quite a bit when he was a kid, and his family dabbled in a number of …

S7 Bonus: Derek Osgood, Ignition

October 20th, 2022


Derek Osgood comes from a family of entrepreneurs, and has always known he wanted to start something himself. Prior to that, he worked for other …

S7 Bonus: Justin Clegg, Allset

October 19th, 2022


Justin Clegg grew up all around the world, living in countries like Puerto Rico, Mexico City and Brazil. He spent 2 years on mission in Africa, and 5 years in India as well. Through these experiences, he has learned …

S7 E9: William Falcon, Lightning AI

October 18th, 2022


Will Falcon did not have a traditional path to tech. He is originally from South America, and moved to the US when he was a teenager. Later in life, he went through Navy Seal training and served the country for 6 years, …

S7 Bonus: Conor Carmody, Furthr Festival

October 14th, 2022


Conor Carmody lives just outside of Dublin with his wife and has 3 lads - aka boys. Professionally, he worked in Eastern Europe around the time of the Berlin Wall, through some dramatic change in society. He learned a …

S7 Bonus: Mark Stouse, Proof Analytics

October 13th, 2022


Mark Stouse was a CCO and CMO in large companies like Honeywell Aerospace. He claims that he is not a data scientist, but can play one on TV. He got …

S7 Bonus: Jake Vacovec, Flycode

October 12th, 2022


Jake Vacovec started his career in sales, and eventually moved into the product world. He loves to cook, and finds it relaxing, and a good way to unwind from startup world. Primarily, he loves to cook steaks and likes …

S7 E8: Waseem Daher, Pilot

October 11th, 2022


Waseem Daher had two immigrant parents from Lebanon. He was born in the states, after the migrated to the states in the 80's. With his relatives around him, he saw that it was possible to run your own business, and do …

S7 Bonus: Ryan Buick, Canvas

October 6th, 2022


Ryan Buick grew up in San Francisco - in the actual city itself. He went to school in Oregon, but quickly back to the area. He is a very proud owner …

S7 Bonus: Ashleigh Wilson, Auditmate

October 5th, 2022


Ashleigh Wilson is a self proclaimed elevator baby, being raised in the elevator industry. She grew up with an interesting mix of entrepreneurial …

S7 E7: Alexandre Omeyer, Stepsize

October 4th, 2022


Alex Omeyer is undercover French ,despite his thick British accent. He was born and raised in Paris, and though he studied business and management, he spent most of his time doing show jumping - in other wides, riding …

S7 Bonus: Ruslan K, Filmustage

September 29th, 2022


Ruslan K has been doing software development for over 10 years. He's gone from mobile development to automation and AI most recently, working with neural networks. He is a huge horror movie fan - with his favorite being …

S7 Bonus: Max Koziolek, Spectrm

September 28th, 2022


Max Koziolek comes from a simple background. His single mother raised he and his twin brother, outside of Berlin, with no connection to technology. …

S7 E6: Jon Darbyshire, SmartSuite

September 27th, 2022


Jon Darbyshire is joined at the hip with his wife, in life and in business. They have been doing business together for 22 years, along with having 2 …

S7 Bonus: Andrew Zhou, Kona

September 22nd, 2022


Andrew Zhou grew up in the Bay Area, which he claims was a great place to grow up in. However, he noticed that it was sort of in authentic - as in, no one really did things for themselves. Eventually, he dropped out of …

S7 E5: Vicki Duben, Viewst

September 20th, 2022


Vicki Duben's background is actually in physics and applied mathematics. Prior to graduation, she was a professional tennis player, having played …

S7 HarperDB Update - Jaxon Repp, Head of Product

September 15th, 2022


Today's episode

Guest: Jaxon Repp is the Head of Product at HarperDB. He has 25 years of experience in architecting, designing, and developing …

S7 Bonus: Luca Rossi, Refactoring

September 13th, 2022


Luca Rossi is based in Italy, and has lived there his whole life. He has studied computer science, while being a part time musician. He left his PhD …

S7 Bonus: Dan Lorenc, Chainguard

September 13th, 2022


Dan Lorenc got into tech in a roundabout way. Most of his time in school was dedicated to the study of Mechanical Engineering, building in the world …

S7 E4: Yuliia Tkachova, Masthead Data

September 13th, 2022


Yuliia Tkachova grew up in the Ukraine, but lives in Canada now. She has a family with 2 kids, and a masters in statistics. And, she acknowledges …

S7 Bonus: Josh Lewis, Sensible

September 8th, 2022


Josh Lewis was fascinated by computers in the late 80's / early 90's. In the early days, he was neighborhood tech support, fixing people's computers around the block. He quickly moved into programming, but he moved off …

S7 Bonus: Andrew Hoag, Teampay

September 7th, 2022


Andrew Hoag remembers a time before he started his own company where there were other things outside the company. What keeps him sane is spending time outdoors, kite surfing, and traveling. He's a life long nerd, and …

S7 E3: Stephany LaPierre, Tealbook

September 6th, 2022


Stephany LaPierre is originally from Quebec, so English is her second language. She was a ski instructor in Whistler, and followed up going to …

S7 Bonus: Nat Robinson, Trustworthy

September 2nd, 2022


Nat Robinson is from New Zealand, and grew up there the first half of his life. He finds that growing up in a small island nation gives him a unique perspective in the world. He currently lives in San Francisco with a …

S7 Bonus: Dan Draper, CipherStash

September 1st, 2022


Dan Draper is from South Australia, specifically Adelaide, but his family now lives in Sydney. Interestingly, he does not drink Fosters beer (which is not surprising), and doesn't know what a blooming' onion is. Outside …

S7 E2: Marie Ng, Llama Life

August 30th, 2022


Marie Ng was born in Malaysia but grew up in Australia. She has lived and worked in London and New York City, so you could say she has been all over. …

S7 Bonus: Aaron Upright, Zenhub

August 25th, 2022


Aaron Upright used to get a ton of energy staying up late and strategizing about his startup, but now that he is 8 years in, he gets the most energy from what he does outside of work. Living outside Vancouver, he enjoys …

S7 Bonus: Arjun Bhatnagar, Cloaked

August 24th, 2022


Arjun Bhatnager has been coding since he was 10 years old, and in general, his family is full of entrepreneurs, running their own businesses. In …

S7 E1: Ian Small, Evernote

August 23rd, 2022


Ian Small is a Canadian, and claims that is the most important thing about him. Tech started for him when he was 12 years old, when he got a bad …

Season 7 Trailer

August 21st, 2022


Hello listeners.

Believe it or not, Season 6 has come to a close, and tomorrow, we are kicking off yet another Season of the Code Story podcast. With …

S6 Bonus: Alexander Deeb, Classhook (Replay)

August 18th, 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: Adam Newman, Pyrl (Replay)

August 16th, 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: Harshil Parikh, Tromzo

August 12th, 2022


Harshil Parikh is the father of 2 daughters, as well as the father of 2 dogs. Most of the time spent outside of work is with his family, although he does love to cook, especially experimenting with pizza. Through his …

S6 Bonus: Gavin Mendel-Gleason, TerminusDB

August 11th, 2022


When asked what he does for fun, Gavin Mendel-Gleason likes to program for fun. He builds stuff in his spare time, as tech dominates his life. Outside of tech though, he has 2 daughters, and his family enjoys spending …

S6 Bonus: Jennifer Smith, Scribe

August 10th, 2022


Jennifer Smith had an abnormal path to tech. She was born in upstate New York, and was not exposed to tech or startups or building companies during …

S6 E30: Liam Gerada, Krepling

August 9th, 2022


Liam Gerada comes from an eCommerce background, building websites, stores, etc. He is passionate about providing people ways to find cheaper products …

Microsoft Careers with Girish & Junior!

August 5th, 2022


Today's episode is sponsored by Microsoft!

Guests: Girish Bablani and Junior Diarrassouba, two Microsoft employees at different stages in their career. One seasoned veteran at the company, and one up-and-coming engineer, …

S6 Bonus: Addison Higham, StreamNative

August 4th, 2022


Addison Higham is a father of 2 kids, and has been married for 12 years. His family is of the utmost importance to him, and he has been happy to be able to balance his career and personal life along his journey. As he …

Tutelage of Treehouse - Graham Morby, Sr. Software Engineer

August 3rd, 2022


Tutelage of Treehouse, sponsored by Treehouse!

Guest: Graham Morby is a Senior Software Engineer who works as a dev for hire. He has developed applications in Python, PHP, JS, Vue, and even coded BASIC in the 90's, …

S6 E29: Irina Bednova, Cordless

August 2nd, 2022


Irina Bednova started programming when she was a kid, starting out with a smash the cockroach game written in Delphi (which is object oriented pascal). She obtained her Computer Science degree in Russia, and moved to …

S6 Bonus: Andre Ferraz, Incognia

July 29th, 2022


Andre Ferraz was influenced heavily by his parents, as they were both computer scientists. When he was 10 years old, his first science project was …

S6 Bonus: Robert Cooke, 3Forge

July 28th, 2022


Ever since he was a little kid, Robert Cooke always had a fascination with computers. Even when he was super young, when he didn't know much about them, he was still intrigued by this magic box. At the same time, he …

Tutelage of Treehouse - Daniel McElroy, WV Coding Club

July 27th, 2022


Tutelage of Treehouse, sponsored by Treehouse!

Guest: Daniel McElroy is the Founder of the West Virgina Coding Club. He has been helping young people thrive for a number of years, in many different facets, and has …

S6 E28: Tyson Kunosvsky, Autocloud

July 26th, 2022


Tyson Kunosvsky was born in South Africa, and travelled a lot as a kid. When he was a kid, he was majorly influenced by his parents, who ran the Gottman Institute. It was his parents job to take the content that the …

S6 Bonus: Saksham Sharda, Outgrow

July 22nd, 2022


Saksham Sharda likes to make short films, or anything that is related to videos. In fact, he has narrowed that down to creating trailers, which he …

S6 Bonus: Mike Cruz, Protégé

July 21st, 2022


Mike Cruz grew up in Guam, near Japan. He spent 18 years before moving to the US for college. He has always been in tech - everywhere from the …

Tutelage of Treehouse - Dustin Usey, Treehouse

July 20th, 2022


Tutelage of Treehouse, sponsored by Treehouse!

Guest: Dustin Usey is a Treehouse graduate and a full time technical evangelist for Treehouse. He has …

S6 E27: Gina Bianchini, Mighty Networks

July 19th, 2022


Gina Bianchini grew up in Cupertino in the 70's & 80's, which was a place where people were tinkerers and creators. What she learned from that experience was a deep appreciation for the interests and passions of …

S6 Bonus: Omer Rosenbaum, Swimm

July 15th, 2022


Omer Rosenbaum lives in Tel Aviv, with his wife and 3 month old son. He loves to teach, and he shares his knowledge on his YouTube channel. He loves …

S6 Bonus: Andreas Creten, madewithlove

July 14th, 2022


Andreas Creten has been in tech for as long as he can remember, and even started a company when he was 18 years old. He is a family man, with 3 kids, …

Tutelage of Treehouse - Cynthia Kao, Operation Code

July 13th, 2022


Tutelage of Treehouse, sponsored by Treehouse!

Guest: Cynthia Kao is the Executive Director at Operation Code. Previously, she has spent time as a combat journalist, and was deployed in the Air Force twice. She is …

S6 E26: Aria Hahn, Pocketed

July 12th, 2022


Aria Hahn grew up in Okanagan, in British Columbia, Canada. She's always been on the entrepreneurial train, though at times she says she may not have …

S6 Bonus: Chakri Devarakonda, Tavant

July 8th, 2022


Chakri Devarakonda finds it strange how he got into Quality Engineering starting out as a security guy. That being said, he can definitely see the intersection of both. Where he used to test a lot of security devices …

S6 Bonus: Ben Turner, Verituity

July 7th, 2022


Ben Turner's grandfathers were both an entreprenuer. One grandfather went to Cornell, but ended up buying a fishing boat and then eventually, a hardware store. His other grandfather started a grain elevator after WWII, …

Tutelage of Treehouse - Jason Gilmore, Treehouse

July 6th, 2022


Tutelage of Treehouse, sponsored by Treehouse!

Guest: Jason Gilmore is the CEO of Treehouse. He is also a principal at Xenon Partners, along with a …

S6 E25: Tom Hacohen, Svix

July 5th, 2022


For Tom Hacohen, coding started when he was 9 years old. He took after school robotics classes which required coding... and once he stepped into the …

S6 Bonus: Mark Porter, MongoDB

July 1st, 2022


Mark Porter has always been fascinated with puzzles, so tech just fit for him and a great journey for him. He got his first 4k computer in middle …

S6 Bonus: Maria Meier, Phantasma Labs

June 30th, 2022


Maria Meier grew up bilingual, as her Mom was from Poland and her Dad was from Germany. In her free time, she participates Olympic weight lifting …

Notifications North Star - Stephanie Griffith, Marketing Expert

June 29th, 2022


Notifications North Star, sponsored by Courier!

Guest: Stephanie Griffith is an email and SMS marketing expert, and a marketing strategy consultant. …

S6 E24: Matt Young, UserVoice

June 28th, 2022


Matt Young claims to have been born with a tech spoon in his mouth, having his Dad work for IBM and providing early access to computers. In the 80's, he was interested in music and video games, which carried on through …

S6 Bonus: Tyler Rohrer, Remotely

June 24th, 2022


In his words, Tyler Rohrer is best described through his spirit animal, Curious George. He likes to write and try new things. He has 3 grown children, one who is getting married. He has found that his expectations of …

S6 Bonus: Andrew Salvadore, Coinrule

June 23rd, 2022


Andrew Salvadore is a father of 2 young boys, and when he is not working, they fill up his schedule. He and his boys live half an hour from the …

Notifications North Star - Troy Goode, Courier

June 22nd, 2022


Notifications North Star, sponsored by Courier!

Guest: Troy Goode is the Co-founder & CEO of Courier. He is a multi startup veteran, a Y …

S6 E23: Franzi Low, Localyze

June 21st, 2022


Franzi Low doesn't have the usual CTO path. She studied economics, and was doing her PhD in econometrics, prior to her current venture, and was a teaching assistant. She loves to play sports, and can't go a day without …

S6 Bonus: Shaunak Roy, Yellowdig

June 16th, 2022


Shaunak Roy spent 10 years in the tech industry before deciding to be a tech entrepreneur. In undergraduate, he studied mechanical engineering and eventually came to the states for his masters. Outside of running a …

Notifications North Star - Vatasha White, Courier

June 15th, 2022


Notifications North Star, sponsored by Courier!

Guest: Vatasha White is a Senior Software Engineer at Courier. Previously, she built software at …

S6 E22: Matt Provo, Stormforge

June 14th, 2022


Matt Provo has been married for 16 years and has three kids. So between the Provo household and his startup, there is never a dull moment. He is …

S6 Bonus: Temilola Adebayo, HumanSquad

June 10th, 2022


Temilola Adebayo is in tech, but her background is in film production. She grew up most other life in Nigeria, but then moved to Canada. She has been …

S6 Bonus: Christine Spang, Nylas

June 9th, 2022


According to Christine Spang, she is secretly Canadian, being born in Toronto. She moved to Upstate New York when she was 3, and grew up there. She came from a family of engineers and entrepreneurs. After getting into …

Notifications North Star - Patrick Malatack, Matrix Partners

June 8th, 2022


Notifications North Star, sponsored by Courier!

Guest: Patrick Malatack is a partner at Matrix Partners, early stage investment firm. Prior to that, he spent 7 years at Twilio, leading product and launching messaging. He …

S6 E21: Douwe Maan, Meltano

June 7th, 2022


Douwe Maan started programming when he was 9 years old, and grew up with his Dad pushing Linux on him over Windows. He was raised in the Netherlands, …

S6 Bonus: Jon Dahl, Mux

June 2nd, 2022


Jon Dahl was a philosophy major in college, and eventually, obtained a graduate degree studying theology. He thought he would go into academia, but …

Notifications North Star - Eric Koslow, Lattice

June 1st, 2022


Notification North Star, sponsored by Courier!

Guest: Eric Koslow is the Co-founder of Lattice, the people success platform. Prior to Lattice, he spent time engineering at TeeSpring, and now he is building a new venture …

S6 E20: Izzy Azeri, mabl

May 31st, 2022


Izzy Azeri has been in the tech industry for 20 years, starting out at places like EMC and VMWare. He's married with three kids, living in Franklin, Massachusetts, outside of Boston. He loves soccer and CrossFit, which …

S6 Bonus: George Georgallides, Basis Health

May 26th, 2022


George Georgallides is originally from a small island in Europe called Cypress. He grew up there, joined the army, and competed in Track & Field …

S6 Bonus: Savarth Misra, ContractPodAI

May 25th, 2022


Savarth Misra didn't start out in tech. In fact, he was a lawyer, working as a corporate commercial lawyer in Asia and the UK. During this time, he noticed how little tech adoption was being done, and how much …

S6 E19: Kirk Marple, Unstruk Data

May 24th, 2022


Kirk Marple has been a family man for 20+ years now. His kids are older now, in their 20's, which he finds amazing. He's been in tech for most of his …

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


Mentorcam - Book your mentor session with promo code CODE for 20% off

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


Mentorcam - Book your mentor session with promo code CODE for 20% off

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


Mentorcam - Book your mentor session with promo code CODE for 20% off

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


Mentorcam - Book your mentor session with promo code CODE for 20% off

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


Mentorcam - Book your mentor session with promo code CODE for 20% off

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


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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, …

Announcement! Listen up...

November 9th, 2019


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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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