Code Story

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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Sept. 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 …
Sept. 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 …
Sept. 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 …
Sept. 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 …
Sept. 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 …
Sept. 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 …
Sept. 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 …
Sept. 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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
July 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 …
July 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 …
July 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 - …
July 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 …
July 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. …
July 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 …
July 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 …
June 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 …
June 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 …
June 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. …
June 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 …
June 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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
April 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 …
April 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 …
April 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 …
April 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 …
March 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. …
March 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. …
March 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 …
March 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, …
March 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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 Privacy …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Sept. 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 …
Sept. 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 …
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, …
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 …
July 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 …
July 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, …
June 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 …
June 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 …
June 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 …