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Code Story

197 EpisodesProduced by Noah LabhartWebsite

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


S4 Bonus: Erik Chelstad, Observa

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 though, he is actually a better boarder than skier. He volunteers with the local avalanche centers, and climbs mountains where he lives - which is the Pacific Northwest, near Mt. Ranier. In his words, climbing gives him ample time to think.

He's married, and just moved into a house outside of the city. He has found a new hobby in being a home owner, which he says as a new platform to play with - cameras, sensors, sprinkler systems - etch. They have a dog, and if they are lucky enough to have kids one day, Erik hopes it will be easier than having a dog... and, that the kids won't bite him.

In a prior venture, Erik was the owner of bakeries. In developing certain channels for distribution, he ran into a problem where he didn't have visibility to his product at places he didn't control. He figured out the answer was cell phones, and a centralized location for entities to consume this information.

This is the creation story of Observa.



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