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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. Their tech. Their products. Their stories. This podcast is for the founder, 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.

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. Their tech. Their products. Their stories. This podcast is for the founder, 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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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. Their tech. Their products. Their stories. This podcast is for the founder, 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.

Twitter:

@codestory_

Language:

English


Episodes

S4 E9: Matt Forniciari, Gremlin

3/2/2021
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 what was working & not working, which he rightfully so, says was stressful. He spends a lot of time outdoors, reading, and mostly just away from tech. He is so immersed in tech during the day, that in his free time he prefers to do analog activities... and a lot of activities that require motion. In fact... he claims that his career after tech...

Duration:00:29:48

S4 Bonus: Richard Mensah, EllisX

2/25/2021
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 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 realized that the US has more resources for innovation than his home country. He is a huge music fan - and is a guitar player and singer. He sees the correlation between tech and music, and...

Duration:00:26:08

S4 E8: Brendan & Matt, Fig

2/23/2021
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 around with startup ideas ever since. His partner, Matt Schrage, is from San Fran originally - and he confesses, that its hard to escape tech when you are from the area. He started coding as early...

Duration:00:30:27

S4 Bonus: Jeff Meisner, Sector 5 Digital

2/18/2021
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 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 grand dogs in the dachshund, beagle and black lab family. In addition to this, he enjoys watching sports, mainly golf and football. Fun fact, he has a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo, but he...

Duration:00:33:08

S4 E7: Dan Robinson, Heap

2/16/2021
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 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, specifically with computers, and he started leaning into computer science and deep learning projects. He loves to hike, and be outside with his friends. Recently, he has gotten addicted to chess online -...

Duration:00:43:53

S4 E6: Mitchell Hashimoto, HashiCorp

2/9/2021
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 takes his wife and dog up every now and again, when there is something worth flying to and they can make the oxygen work for then dog. He attended college at the University of Washington in Seattle,...

Duration:00:31:58

S4 Bonus: Natalie Nagele, Wildbit

2/4/2021
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 Chris, her husband when she was 18. And they have been working together ever since, as he is the co-founder of their business. They have 2 kids together, and love to travel - specifically to the Caribbean, since it is a quick flight from Philly (and of course, its warm). Despite...

Duration:00:44:32

S4 E5: Daniel Hauschildt, Img.ly

2/2/2021
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 early age. He stayed busy with friends and sports, more specifically archery, where he learned about patience, concentration and competition. In his younger years, he clung to a long bow, but steadily moved towards using a higher tech, compound bow in later years. When he was 14 years old, he got into cracking video games, which lead him down the...

Duration:00:29:50

S4 E4: Hrishi Dixit, Yieldstreet

1/26/2021
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 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 family couldn't afford. In his undergrad, he studied mechanical engineering, as computer science wasn't available. However, he brought in programming as much as possible. His graduate studies were...

Duration:00:46:22

S4 E3: Davit Buniatyan, Activeloop

1/19/2021
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 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 rendering - but then found out there was no course or curriculum specially for animation. So he switched to comp sci, which ended up being perfect. He is into swimming, tennis and shotokan - which is...

Duration:00:34:45

S4 E2: Charlie & Chinmay, RidePanda

1/12/2021
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 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 discovered that he could now create these future stories with code, rather than just write them. He's been into bicycles since his first trip to China, prior to college - and has bought, built and...

Duration:00:40:06

S4 Bonus: Tech Talks Daily

1/8/2021
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 Labhar is a startup founder, CTO, and podcast host. Noah shares his startup story and personal experience building an engineering team of non-CS grads. 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...

Duration:00:26:35

S4 E1: Sophy Lee, HopSkipDrive

1/5/2021
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 road, and a triathlete. The combination of living in difference places, school, and racing lead her into the tech world. In fact, she moved to San Francisco to race - though he had taught herself to program post college and had an idea brewing in her head on how to become a...

Duration:00:30:58

Season 4 - Trailer

1/4/2021
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 Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Duration:00:00:44

S3 Bonus: Adam Wathan, Tailwind CSS (Replay)

12/29/2020
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 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 the programming curriculum and ended up dropping out to play in his band, and working odd jobs to support his music career. During this, he got into the production side of music, and started a...

Duration:00:40:40

S3 Bonus: Leah Culver, Breaker (Replay)

12/22/2020
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 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 thing was a more powerful way to discover the podcasts you love – through your subscriptions, activity, and most of all – through the power of social networking and suggestion. So she decided to fix...

Duration:00:37:51

S3 Bonus: Interview on Entrepreneurial Coder

12/15/2020
Click here to listen to the episode on the Entrepreneurial Coder podcast. ( https://www.ecpodcast.io/episodes/35-noah-labhart-leaving-corporate-america-to-build-a-startup ) 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. Noah also talks about...

Duration:00:46:13

S3 Bonus: Interview on Develomentor

12/8/2020
Click here to listen to the episode on the Develomentor podcast. ( https://develomentor.com/2020/11/19/noah-labhart-math-music-and-tech-startups-110/ ) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Biography --------- Noah Labhart is the CTO & Co-Founder of Veryable ( https://veryableops.com/ ) , and the Founder & CEO of Touchtap, a digital solutions studio. A tech veteran himself,...

Duration:00:46:53

S3 E20: Aaron White, Blissfully

12/1/2020
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 young, and his parents pushed him towards working for a startup. Coming from a family of creators, he was sort of the black sheep since he wasn't painting or doing something with physical creative elements. Started coding professionally in his mid teens, and has kept at it ever...

Duration:00:33:01

S3 E19: Joe Howard, WP Buffs

11/24/2020
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, and traveling to interesting places (when the pandemic allows). He likes to try and keep himself disciplined with his day to day calendar - through exercise, reading, team growth, and family focus. And he uses a pomodoro journal - on and off - to help him keep organized in...

Duration:00:26:48