Code Story

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Their tech. Their products. Their stories. 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 what i…

Their tech. Their products. Their stories.

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 what it takes to change an industry, and build (and lead) a team that has your back.

Hosted by Noah Labhart, this show is a window into the digital startup world. In their own words, tech veterans share what it feels like to create a world class product, how to recover from critical mistakes, and how to scale your solution to the masses.

This podcast is for the tech leader, CTO, CEO, developer, software architect, startup leader, disruptive visionary – or the curious minded individual, who wants to know what a builder goes through in creating world changing technology.

Episodes

JUL 29, 2021 S5 Bonus: Josh Millet, Criteria
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 in college. His specific time period was the era around Joan of Arc. Upon graduating, he realized that the job market for French medieval history pro…
JUL 27, 2021 S5 E7: Kristen Buchanan, Edify
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 the non-technical background. She was a kid who loved archeology and anthropology, and though she was going to be spending her time in museums. Perso…
JUL 22, 2021 S5 Bonus: Angel Munoz, Beacon
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 in the 80's. In addition to this, he is well known for being the spearhead of what is known as eSports today. He is a father of 2 kids, and has been m…
JUL 20, 2021 S5 E6: Braden Stenning, Raven
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 interested in math & science - and even founded a high school robotics team. This reall…
JUL 15, 2021 S5 Bonus: Meha Agrawal, Silk & Sonder
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 creativity and problem solving nature was cultivated by her parents. The majori…
JUL 13, 2021 S5 E5: Kirt Debique, SyncFloor
Kirt Debique is originally from Trinidad, off the coast of Venezuela. He came to the states to study computer engineering, at the University of Miami. On the way to attending grad school at Stanford, he did an internship at Microsoft. After being offered a full time job there, he took it - and subs…
JUL 8, 2021 S5 Bonus: Shaun Cooley, Mapped
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 pulling things apart electronically and mechanically. He's an avid snowboarder, usually shredding some snow at Mammoth mountain, and a kite surfer. He says…
JUL 6, 2021 S5 E4: Hazel Savage, Musiio
Hazel Savage is originally from Northeast England. She attended university, and studied politics. She's played the guitar since she was 13, and started out as a self taught player. Her first guitar was a cherry red Fender Telecaster, followed by a Fender Cyclone and a Danelectro Hodad. Recently, sh…
JUL 1, 2021 Bonus: Real World AI
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 delighting customers on an unprecedented scale. When it fails, the results can be devastating. Most AI models never make it out of testing, but those …
JUN 29, 2021 S5 E3: Alex Yurkowski, ClickUp
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 Blizzard portfolio. But along with that, it included Legos, Connects, and then progres…
JUN 24, 2021 S5 Bonus: Eric Futoran, Embrace.io
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 entrepreneurs say that.. Eric really means it. He has 4 degrees... no really, four - Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Juris Doctor and MBA. He…
JUN 22, 2021 S5 E2: Miriam Schwab, Strattic
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 English Literature in school, and she really enjoyed the focus, though it has little to do with what she is doing today. Even still, her heart was always…
JUN 17, 2021 S5 Bonus: Timur Mamedov, VEED.io
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 support her children, and he's very grateful for that. He was a creative kid, ke…
JUN 15, 2021 S5 E1: Abhinav Asthana, Postman
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 sophisticated pentium for the time. The small towns he lived in were not the most con…
JUN 8, 2021 Season 5 Trailer
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, building teams - and scaling, or fighting scale, as you grow. Our guest list continues…
JUN 8, 2021 S4 Bonus: Sophy Lee, HopSkipDrive (Replay)
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 road, and a triathlete. The combination of living in difference places, school, …
JUN 1, 2021 S4 Bonus: Mitchell Hashimoto, HashiCorp (Replay)
Mitchell Hashimoto started programming in middle school, teaching himself how to code through open source libraries and zip files he could download on the internet. He is a pilot, and owns his own plane, which happens to be a Cirrus. He spends an hour a day studying or practicing flying, and even t…
MAY 28, 2021 Season 4 Sign Off
This is Season 4, signing off.... Thank you for listening! Season 5 of the Code Story podcast will be starting in the next couple of weeks. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
MAY 27, 2021 S4 Bonus: The Inventive Journey
Originally posted at this link: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/episodes/Surround-Yourself-With-Good-People-The-Inventive-Journey-Podcast-For-Entrepreneurs-w-Noah-Labhart-e10a14o RECAST: Try to surround yourself with people who believe in you. So in that same example that I mentioned, that …
MAY 25, 2021 S4 E21: Ofer Shaked, SCADAFence
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 loves tech, loves reading about tech, and is excited about new things in tech - especially around the topic of tooling. He really enjoys music, having …
MAY 20, 2021 S4 Bonus: Aggie Growth Hacks
Originally posted at this link: https://www.aggiegrowthhacks.com/season-3-episode-2-changing-the-equation-for-manufacturing-w-founder-cto-noah-labhart-04/ Noah Labhart ‘04 joins us today to talk about his on-demand marketplace for manufacturing labor, Veryable Incorporated. Noah breaks down challen…
MAY 18, 2021 S4 E20: Paul Biggar, Dark
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 program in Basic and Logo. In addition to these early introductions, he was into building his own machines, and tweaking their hardware settings to get t…
MAY 13, 2021 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 Pac…
MAY 11, 2021 S4 E19: Daniel Gallancy, Atakama
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 finance, doing diligence on tech companies for an investment fund. In 2011, he discovered bitcoin and became enamored with the concept. At that time, he b…
MAY 6, 2021 S4 Bonus: Erik Fogg, ProdPerfect
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 you could guess, Erik is not the tech guy - but, he does know enough to be dangerous. He loves to work with his hands, and has a professional history …
MAY 4, 2021 S4 E18: Lior Sion, Bringg
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 his mid 40s. He is passionate about ultra running, which is anything larger than a marathon... which can equate to 5-6 hours of running. Yep, you hear…
APR 29, 2021 S4 Bonus: Justin Mitchell, Yac
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 games, reading, and generally - he loves making things. He is married with 2 foster b…
APR 27, 2021 S4 E17: Matt DeBergalis, Apollo GraphQL
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 handbook. To Matt, computers are tools to make things possible... and enable people to do it quickly. He loves community building, with his background i…
APR 22, 2021 S4 Bonus: Dave MacLeod, ThoughtExchange
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 school face to face facilitator, who cares a lot about what people have to say and feel. He came out of college having taken every course under the sun, a…
APR 20, 2021 S4 E16: Meetesh Karia, The Zebra
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 Slackware & Linux. Early on, he also dabbled in AI (is that even a thing?), buildin…
APR 15, 2021 S4 Bonus: Jason Riedel, Aspireship
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 didn't attend college. Music was his first love (or second, he debates which came first), though he is not a musician. He has produced music in the past, c…
APR 13, 2021 S4 E15: Beerud Sheth, Gupshup
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 short stint in Wall Street before moving into the entrepreneurial world. He lives in the Bay Area, and enjoys hiking, working out and spending time wit…
APR 8, 2021 S4 Bonus: Greg Schier, Insomnia
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 entailed. He went to university and it was at that point that he learned about progr…
APR 6, 2021 S4 E14: Bryon Jacob, data.world
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. He's an avid reader, mostly sci-fi and loves to play strategy board games. His f…
APR 1, 2021 S4 Bonus: The Yield Podcast by Yieldstreet
The evolution of FinTech has come an impressively long way in a short period of time, but the transformation is far from over. In today’s episode, Yieldstreet’s CTO Hrishi Dixit and Noah Labhart, Co-Founder and CTO at Veryable, discuss the evolution of finance through technology, from updating arch…
MAR 30, 2021 S4 E13: Troy Goode, Courier
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 family. His parents had a boat when he was growing up, and they lived in a rural …
MAR 25, 2021 S4 Bonus: Rens ter Weijde
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 does most of the work. He's an avid kitesurfer, and he likes to be outdoors on the water. He started wave surfing and did it for 8 years, but found i…
MAR 23, 2021 S4 E12: Richard Barkley, Cloudsnap
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 there. A few times. In total, he has 6 kids - 3 biological and 3 adopted. He graduate…
MAR 18, 2021 S4 Bonus: Cameron Moreau, Gozova
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 it. Eventually though, he discovered programming and went to school at the University of Texas at Arlington, studying computer science. He spends a lot…
MAR 16, 2021 S4 E11: Arjun Narayan, Materialize
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 computer science at Williams College in Massachusetts, and did his PHD at Penn, focusing on distributed systems, security, privacy and scalability. His do…
MAR 9, 2021 S4 E10: Steve Caldwell, Mandolin
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 into his 20's, he wanted to jump into professional dev. He's married with 3 kids in…
MAR 2, 2021 S4 E9: Matt Forniciari, Gremlin
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 what was working & not working, which he rightfully so, says was stressful. Spends a lot of time outdoors, reading, and mostly just away from tech. H…
FEB 25, 2021 S4 Bonus: Richard Mensah, EllisX
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 could see the potential in technology, to help aid in solving the problems his community was experiencing in Ghana. He loves his country, but he also r…
FEB 23, 2021 S4 E8: Brendan & Matt, Fig
Brendan Falk is originally from Australia. Growing up, he was always into computers, sports, extra curricular activities - he was the kid who always had a side hustle going on. Once he got to college, he built a currency converting startup to help him pay his tuition fees... and he has been toying …
FEB 18, 2021 S4 Bonus: Jeff Meisner, Sector 5 Digital
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 companies, mostly on the business development side. He loves to travel with his family - his wife of 34 years, 2 daughters & sons in laws, and a couple of…
FEB 16, 2021 S4 E7: Dan Robinson, Heap
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 realized that math beyond high school was very different.. and as such, he didn't want to make that his day job. He always enjoyed making stuff, specif…
FEB 9, 2021 S4 E6: Mitchell Hashimoto, HashiCorp
Mitchell Hashimoto started programming in middle school, teaching himself how to code through open source libraries and zip files he could download on the internet. He is a pilot, and owns his own plane, which happens to be a Cirrus. He spends an hour a day studying or practicing flying, and even t…
FEB 4, 2021 S4 Bonus: Natalie Nagele, Wildbit
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 Chris, her husband when she was 18. And they have been working together ever since, …
FEB 2, 2021 S4 E5: Daniel Hauschildt, Img.ly
Daniel Haushchildt lives in Germany, in a town called Boholm. He comes from a family of craftsmen, which means that he wasn't involved in tech at an early age. He stayed busy with friends and sports, more specifically archery, where he learned about patience, concentration and competition. In his y…
JAN 26, 2021 S4 E4: Hrishi Dixit, Yieldstreet
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 forward. He comes from a family of teachers and book store owners, so he was kind of an outlier - and, as a kid, having a computer was a luxury that his f…
JAN 19, 2021 S4 E3: Davit Buniatyan, Activeloop
Davit Buniatyan is originally from Romania. He completed his high school years there, until he was 17, when he started to pursue his undergrad in the UK at UCL. He entered into his college years, excited about animation from seeing Pixar movies. He learned all about 3d models, graphics and renderin…
JAN 12, 2021 S4 E2: Charlie & Chinmay, RidePanda
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 Asia regional coordinator for an environment NGO, or non-government organization. He writes short sci-fi stories, and as he was learning to code, he dis…
JAN 8, 2021 S4 Bonus: Tech Talks Daily
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 Labhar is a startup founder, CTO, and podcast host. Noah shares his startup story a…
JAN 5, 2021 S4 E1: Sophy Lee, HopSkipDrive
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 road, and a triathlete. The combination of living in difference places, school, …
JAN 4, 2021 Season 4 - Trailer
Season 4 of the Code Story podcast is now live! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
DEC 29, 2020 S3 Bonus: Adam Wathan, Tailwind CSS (Replay)
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 programming project was using Q-Basic, following a tutorial on how to make a pro wrestling simulator. During his time in university, he wasn’t enjoying…
DEC 22, 2020 S3 Bonus: Leah Culver, Breaker (Replay)
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 feed. Yet, there was something missing when Leah Culver tried to find her next episode to listen to, while training for her 1st marathon. And that th…
DEC 15, 2020 S3 Bonus: Interview on Entrepreneurial Coder
Noah talks about his journey leaving corporate America to now building and running Veryable, a quickly-growing on-demand labor platform. He goes over how he started with a prototype as a side project, how he focused on starting small, and how he honed in on the correct value-adds for the market. No…
DEC 8, 2020 S3 Bonus: Interview on Develomentor
Biography Noah Labhart is the CTO & Co-Founder of Veryable, and the Founder & CEO of Touchtap, a digital solutions studio. A tech veteran himself, Labhart is intimately familiar with the challenges, risks and rewards of introducing new tech into the world. Tune in to hear about how Noah became a tw…
DEC 1, 2020 S3 E20: Aaron White, Blissfully
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 young, and his parents pushed him towards working for a startup. Coming from a famil…
NOV 24, 2020 S3 E19: Joe Howard, WP Buffs
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, and traveling to interesting places (when the pandemic allows). He likes to try…
NOV 17, 2020 S3 E18: Charity Majors, Honeycomb.io
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, homeschooled and cultivating all of her own food. She went to college to study classical performance in piano. And though she loved piano, she decided to …
NOV 17, 2020 S3 Bonus: Joe + Tony, Mythic Markets
Joe Mahavuthivanij was born and raised in the Bay Area, into an entrepreneurial family. Primarily through his life, he was exposed to small businesses. He went to school at UCSD in San Diego, and worked with startups of all shapes and sizes. In fact, he spent some time on the VC side of the fence a…
NOV 10, 2020 S3 E17: Jeff Bermant, Cocoon MyDataRewards
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, to be a highly ranked tennis player. After school, he played the pro circuit for bit but eventually moved on. Now a days, he is into cycling, and has…
NOV 5, 2020 S3 Bonus: Rob Joseph, ReadItToMe
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 and video recorder. Now a day's, he's into weight lifting and going to the gym. His favorite lift is deadlift, since he can continually make progress o…
NOV 3, 2020 S3 E16: Ron Rock, Microshare
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 his first business when he was in his 20's. He's married with 3 adult children, of whom he is very proud of. He spends a lot of time restoring old furn…
OCT 29, 2020 S3 E15: Ward Sandler, MemberSpace
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, being in the same fraternity. He's married now, living in Pennsylvania, and is really into healthy living - fitness, nutrition, getting enough sleep - a…
OCT 27, 2020 S3 Bonus: Brendon Beebe, foreUP
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 teens. In college, he felt the entrepreneurial bug - in fact, he started one venture in a homemade class wait list, that almost got him kicked out of…
OCT 20, 2020 S3 E14: Tim Spect, Dubsmash
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 wanted to become an experimental physicist. When the startup scene in Berlin started to pick up pace, Tim got interested. His first couple of gigs were i…
OCT 15, 2020 S3 Bonus: Interview on SimplyPHP
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 manufacturing, logistics, and warehousing) along with the being the Host of the success Podc…
OCT 13, 2020 S3 E13: Dean McPherson, Paperform
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 finished his degree program in music and philosophy. And then - he sold his way into a jr. programming job. Prior to his current venture, he spent several …
OCT 6, 2020 S3 E12: Seth Mattox, Apex Hosting
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 his earliest memories in life are watching his mother type on a keyboard as he fell asleep. He can't remember life without a gaming console of some so…
OCT 1, 2020 S3 Bonus: Christopher Brown, Zabo
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 school, and now is married with 5 kids. He and his wife focus a lot of their time on…
SEP 29, 2020 S3 E11: Mike Kadin, RedCircle
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 design and computer architecture, obtaining a dual degree in EE and education. He is a musician, singing in acapella groups, playing the drums, piano…
SEP 22, 2020 S3 E10: Nick Patrick, Radar
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 college, he veered away from a focus in Biology toward computer science and his love for building things. He and his wife enjoy cooking, where his wife does…
SEP 17, 2020 S3 Bonus: Interview on The Ops Show
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 the trends behind the countless code stories he's heard. Check out the original episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqGv3jgNpCQ&feature;=yo…
SEP 15, 2020 S3 E9: Adam Wathan, Tailwind CSS
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 programming project was using Q-Basic, following a tutorial on how to make a pro wrestling simulator. During his time in university, he wasn't enjoying…
SEP 10, 2020 S3 Bonus: Interview on WPRRR
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 always been an outdoors person? [00:04:44] How Noah’s interest in software development started. [00:08:56] The programming and execution learned at HP.…
SEP 8, 2020 S3 E8: Jane Portman, Userlist
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 years, occupying different design jobs. In fact, product work and design is her hobby! Jane is Married, with 3 kids, and shares entrepreneurial love with h…
SEP 3, 2020 S3 Bonus: Tony Chan, Cloudforecast
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 generation immigrant, barely knew English, but started a restaurant. Tony took orders and took orders as a kid, sitting on a milk crate. This really shap…
SEP 1, 2020 S3 E7: Kimeshan Naidoo, Unibuddy
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 Python... and started to teach himself how to code. Five years ago, he moved to London to study for his masters in Computer Science at UCL. He is a t…
AUG 27, 2020 S3 Bonus: Interview on Coffee and Coding
Recently, I had an awesome chat with Rob of the Coffee & Coding podcast - the App Developer's Handbook. Check out the show and links to the episode here: https://robj.me/coffeeandcoding/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.co…
AUG 25, 2020 S3 E6: Elias Torres, Drift
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 American dream and graduating from Harvard with an MS in Computer Science. He's mar…
AUG 20, 2020 S3 Bonus: Peter Voss, AIGO
Peter Voss fell in love with software after starting a hardware design company. He moved to America 25 years ago, and rapidly connected with interesting people - leaders in the field of nano technology, AI, longevity, futurism... in face, he got very involved with futurism, following tech that coul…
AUG 18, 2020 S3 E5: Dan Burcaw, Nami ML
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 games and interestingly enough.. keeping up with foreign policy (is that a hobby…
AUG 13, 2020 S3 Bonus: Interview on Mentoring Developers
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 podcast at the link below. http://mentoringdevelopers.com/episode-76-noah-wears-many…
AUG 11, 2020 S3 E4: Yoshi Yokokawa, Alpaca
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 automation - IE, where things didn't need a human hand. A marathon runner, triath…
AUG 6, 2020 S3 Bonus: Shawn Frayne, Looking Glass Factory
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 - specifically, when Marty McFly gets eaten by the holographic shark. Believe it or …
AUG 4, 2020 S3 E3: Mark Hendriks, Wild Ventures
Mark Hendricks 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 mean a house on 20 acres, with its own solar power system, and own rain water col…
JUL 28, 2020 S3 E2: Dave Zohrob, Chartable
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 in San Francisco. But nowadays, he focuses on his family with two little kids. W…
JUL 23, 2020 S3 Bonus: Andrew Smith, Outrider
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 teacher told him they got bad fuel economy, so he was inspired to change that. H…
JUL 21, 2020 S3 E1: Cole Raven, Podchaser
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 to do his own thing. His wife and he just moved to Hawaii... they have been a full time travelling couple, following the Spartan Race for quite some ti…
JUL 15, 2020 Season 3 Trailer
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 how we shape those conversations, produce those episodes, and bring your favorit…
JUL 14, 2020 S2 Bonus: Ryan Graciano, Credit Karma (Replay)
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, has gotten into powerlifting. Despite his love of analog activities, he got st…
JUL 7, 2020 S2 Bonus: Innovabuzz Podcast Interview
Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jürgen Strauss on the InnovaBuzz podcast. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
JUL 6, 2020 Quick Note: S2 End, S3 Coming Soon
A quick note about the end of Season 2 and the start of Season 3... soon. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
JUN 23, 2020 S2 E20: Daniel Gebler, Picnic
A resident of Amsterdam, Daniel Gebler found his way into tech through an artistic route - through creating demos, combining visuals and music through technology. A husband and Dad of 2, he enjoyed rock climbing, but mostly bouldering indoors - though he loves to go out in the trees with his friend…
JUN 16, 2020 S2 E19: Denis Lunev, DepositFix
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 engineer attempting to build SaaS solutions that didn't quite pan out. Afterwards while doing integration consulting he saw the need to connect payment g…
JUN 11, 2020 S2 Bonus: Meet the Podcasters
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 workflow, and the inspiration that started it all. Support this podcast at — http…
JUN 9, 2020 S2 E18: Mubashar Iqbal, Pod Hunt
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 same mechanics, but for podcasts. On a train ride home, he started to build pod hu…
JUN 2, 2020 S2 E17: Dominik Obermaier, HiveMQ
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 in college, he was hooked. A frequent reader of ancient philosophy, he likes to hang out with friends and play board games, specifically long-lasting g…
MAY 26, 2020 S2 E16: Kyle Campbell, CTO.ai
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. Learning computers, building websites, and even starting an online record label. A husband and a dad, he loves the outdoors, camping and motorbikes, …
MAY 20, 2020 S2 Bonus: Interview on Podcast Junkies
Recently, I had the pleasure of guesting on Harry Duran's Podcast Junkies. In this episode, we talked about technology startups, communication skills and formatting podcasts for length, production and promos. I was able to share my insights on entrepreneurship and how my podcasting skills have tran…
MAY 19, 2020 S2 E15: Desi McAdams, Nanno
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 skate - and may have participated in roller derby a time or 2. Fast forward several years, she and her co-founder were meeting to figure out how to cr…
MAY 12, 2020 S2 E14: Rob Moore, Floom
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. Post-graduation he started doing data visualization work for several different companies…
MAY 6, 2020 S2 Bonus: Andrew Overton, Saga
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 that time, he obtained his masters in CS from Johns Hopkins, and fulfilled his …
MAY 5, 2020 S2 E13: Adrienne Bolger, BlocHealth
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 institute. Growing up, she loved art and math, and found her way into computer science, trying to find the intersection of both. Bolger interned at Pi…
APR 28, 2020 S2 E12: Jack Rhysider, Darknet Diaries
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 drawn more to a truthful scandal over the former. Having watched some of the bigg…
APR 21, 2020 S2 E11: Jason Tan, Sift
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 some beginner programming classes in high school, and graduating with a CS degree from the University of Washington, he found himself drawn to crating …
APR 14, 2020 S2 E10: Steven Naimark, Ziptility
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. After not enjoying the teaching aspect of music, he began looking for something diff…
APR 7, 2020 S2 E9: Thane Brimhall, Seek
Thane Brimhall has been passionately building tech for over 15 years. He started by programming his graphing calculator in High School. He has built solutions for prominent startups, such as Weave Communications, Divvy Pay and Simple Citizen. A long time gamer, frequenting platforms like Dota, he m…
MAR 31, 2020 S2 E8: Erin Karam, Dina (Formerly Prepared Health)
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 teams and teaching them to play music. Being from a healthcare family, she was…
MAR 24, 2020 S2 E7: Ryan Graciano, Credit Karma
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, has gotten into powerlifting. Despite his love of analog activities, he got st…
MAR 17, 2020 S2 E6: Dennis Cail, Zirtue
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 CS degree and an MBA in Finance. A family man and father, he realized he was having limited success in getting money returned to him, that he lent to f…
MAR 10, 2020 S2 E5: Matt Senter, Lolli
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 besides being a startup founder. After selling his prior company CosmicCart, he and his co-founder wanted to make it easier for people to get into cry…
MAR 3, 2020 S2 E4: George Deglin, OneSignal
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 co-founded a startup in the education space. After building this company up, he par…
FEB 25, 2020 S2 E3: Wil Schroter, Startups.com
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 as a startup CEO, and during that team, he learned that what he was best at was t…
FEB 18, 2020 S2 E2: Zach Moreno, Squadcast
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 Google, building extensions of DevTools and as a big believer in AngularJS, he wrote a book about deployment essentials of the language. After attemp…
FEB 11, 2020 S2 E1: Courtland Allen, Indie Hackers
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 thing. After going through Y Combinator and trying out different startups, he l…
FEB 5, 2020 Season 2 - Trailer
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 know, love and use. And we dig deeper into he minds of those who built them, to …
FEB 3, 2020 Interview on Milestone Hackers
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 family & startup life and how to avoid fear. Enjoy todays bonus episode on the Milestone Hackers podcast. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com…
JAN 27, 2020 Interview on Product Journey
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 the show, we talked about the startup I co-founded, Veryable, which is a marketpla…
JAN 20, 2020 S1 E20: Brandon Hilkert, Bark
Early in his career, Brandon Hilkert shifted from a mechanical engineering focus to tech support for a school district. Through his exposure to IT operations, he drifted towards software and becoming acquainted with building startup solutions. While considering the purpose, legacy and impact of his…
JAN 13, 2020 S1 E19: Chris Slowe, Reddit
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 the product as the first employee, he and the co-founders wanted to build a place…
JAN 6, 2020 S1 E18: Bill Eager, Nomad Health
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 job and pursued tech - still moonlighting as a performing musician. As he pursued a role with a startup, he was introduced to the founders of Nomad Hea…
DEC 30, 2019 S1 Throwback - Jonathan Perichon, Checkr
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 culture and opportunity. After working for a startup requiring background checks …
DEC 23, 2019 S1 Throwback - Rylan Barnes, ShopSavvy
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 technology since childhood, starting out by programming his legos to move, and …
DEC 16, 2019 S1 E17: Blake Miller, Homebase
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 of tech, he is a competitive barbecuer, with a team of long time friends who crea…
DEC 9, 2019 S1 E16: Aalok Shah, EnergyFunders
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 himself always drifting back towards tech and software development, hacking together…
DEC 2, 2019 S1 E15: Omri Mor, Routable
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 hummus. They began swapping stories of problems they encountered in processing payme…
NOV 25, 2019 S1 E14: Dennis Steele, Podium
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. He took this base knowledge, and he and his co-founder built Podium - a way for …
NOV 18, 2019 S1 E13: Ben Milne, Dwolla
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 startup started as a consumer product that you downloaded to move money between…
NOV 11, 2019 S1 E12: Bernard Worthy, LoanWell
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, he is a long time entrepreneur and technologist, spending many years in consulting and startups. Through some research and discovery, he figured out th…
NOV 8, 2019 Announcement! Listen up…
Breaking news! We are going to 1 episode a week! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
NOV 4, 2019 S1 E11: Eric Sharp, Degreed
Eric Sharp grew up with a unique background. With vivid memories of growing up in poverty, he recalls being distinctly inspired towards education when his mother went back to school to be a teacher. She instilled in him curiosity and a desire to learn, which made a big difference in changing his li…
OCT 21, 2019 S1 E10: Shelby Stephens, Jolly
Growing up in an entrepreneurial home, Shelby Stephens felt enabled to pursue his own projects. He was brought up appreciating science and art, and studied engineering in College. After working for NASA, he decided to venture out onto his own, pursuing a new venture with his friend, doing video pro…
OCT 7, 2019 S1 E9: Andy Abbott, Heretik
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 together, he created websites on geocities, and spent spring break on the beach… learning PHP. Post graduating from Purdue, he spent many years gaining a dive…
SEP 23, 2019 S1 E8: Jon Buda, Transistor.fm
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 Spotify existed - he gained large experience in what is required to host and pro…
SEP 8, 2019 S1 E7: Jonathan Campos, Alto
After getting his masters, Jonathan Campos found himself working with clients, listening to their pain points, and creating software to meet those needs. He worked his way through a handful of startups and agencies, before landing at Bottle Rocket as the chief architect, growing their web and backe…
AUG 25, 2019 S1 E6: Jonathan Perichon, Checkr
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 opportunity. After working for a startup requiring background checks for its users, he saw first hand how antiquated and slow the process can be. Aft…
AUG 11, 2019 S1 E5: Alvaro Sabido, Caribu
A born creative, Alvaro Sabido loves to travel and continuously be learning. His engineering background led him to love anything with an engine, and having worked in a diverse set of companies through consulting, IT, radio and media, he became a natural problem solver, interested in innovating to m…
JUL 28, 2019 S1 E4: Sean Washington, Design Kollective
Now-a-days, people are introduced to software development through multiple avenues. And it’s pretty amazing how many other industries parallel the thinking and creative process of writing code – teaching, project management… even music. Sean Washington took an unconventional route into software, th…
JUL 14, 2019 S1 E3: Leah Culver, Breaker
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 feed. Yet, there was something missing when Leah Culver tried to find her next episode to listen to, while training for her 1st marathon. Support thi…
JUN 23, 2019 S1 E2: Tanner Hearne, Musicbed
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 event, where checks just sort of “showed up” in the mail. Musicbed set out to chang…
JUN 16, 2019 S1 E1: Rylan Barnes, ShopSavvy
For some builders, there is a moment where technical creativity is catalyzed. For others… it starts much earlier. Rylan Barnes has been working with technology since childhood, starting out by programming his legos to move, and all the way through college, where he built early marketplaces for trad…
JUN 3, 2019 Season 1 - Trailer
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? And how do you build your product roadmap? There will be mistakes and issues along the way, how is your team going to respond? How do you build a team? …