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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 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.

Code Story Noah Labhart - Startup Founder & CTO

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    • 5.0 • 234 Ratings

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.

    S7 Bonus: Max Koziolek, Spectrm

    S7 Bonus: Max Koziolek, Spectrm

    Max Koziolek comes from a simple background. His single mother raised he and his twin brother, outside of Berlin, with no connection to technology. When he was introduced to tech, he was really only interested as far as the games he could play. He was into sports, martial arts, and even politics, believe it or not. He studied law, and realized that as the world was changing to be wrapped around tech, he came back to the industry. Now a days, he is back into martial arts, and he notices - and supports - the trend of tech and martial arts being correlated.

    In the past, Max noticed that he was getting a ton of good content from his friends on the chat apps he used. He paired up with his co-founder to explore fixing journalism, and distribute valuable content to users... through WhatsApp.

    This is the creation story of Spectrm.

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    • 23 min
    S7 E6: Jon Darbyshire, SmartSuite

    S7 E6: Jon Darbyshire, SmartSuite

    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 older kids, out in the world doing their own thing. He loves to do anything outside, and claims to be at Newport beach almost every day.

    After selling his prior company called Archer Technologies, he sat down with many founders of startups, investing in their ideas and working with. What he noticed was that they spent the same amount of time talking business tooling as they did on their product. He started to think there must be a way to have one operating system for all of these tools.

    This is the creation story of SmartSuite.



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    • 32 min
    S7 Bonus: Andrew Zhou, Kona

    S7 Bonus: Andrew Zhou, Kona

    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 college to build something based on authenticity. Outside of tech, he highly values authenticity, has been doing art for more than a decade, and he loves to ski and rock climb as well. In regards to art, he actually finds it challenging to be creative in an artistic way, because his creative brain is mixed with being highly analytical.

    Andrew and his co-founders were inspired to build something around workforce management. The knew something needed to change, but wasn't sure where to start. After building solutions and pivoting, they landed on their current venture, around mental health check ins.

    This is the creation story of Kona.

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    • 30 min
    S7 E5: Vicki Duben, Viewst

    S7 E5: Vicki Duben, Viewst

    Vicki Duben's background is actually in physics and applied mathematics. Prior to graduation, she was a professional tennis player, having played since she was 4 years old. She loves science, and though it was going to be her future - but post graduation, she joined a hedge fund while waiting to start on her PhD. She found great joy at the trading desk of the hedge fund, which is how she quit science, and eventually to venture and entrepreneurship. Outside of tech, she still plays tennis and likes to ski.

    Prior to her current venture, Vicki and her team had built a tool around creating rich media ads. During the peak seasons for advertisements, she noticed her team having to reject requests, due to the fact that they couldn't digest the project with their limited capacity. And, there was no tool out there to support digital display ads.

    This is the creation story of Viewst.



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    • 24 min
    HarperDB Update - Jaxon Repp, Head of Product

    HarperDB Update - Jaxon Repp, Head of Product

    Today's episode

    Guest: Jaxon Repp is the Head of Product at HarperDB. He has 25 years of experience in architecting, designing, and developing enterprise software. He has founded 3 tech startups, along with consulting on multiple iOT and digital transform initiatives.

    Questions:

    How did you get involved with HarperDB?
    You lead the charge on product, so what problem did you set out to solve with the product?
    What is the best use case for HarperDB?
    Wait a minute... you're claiming that HarperDB is the fastest, most connected data platform in the world. Tell me why that is?
    How have you built your roadmap? How are you balancing customer feedback with the future vision of the company?
    How far has the product come since the early days?
    Why are you focused on areas like Edge Computing & Machine Learning?
    Lastly, tell me about your upcoming 4.0 release - what can we expect to see?

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    • 18 min
    S7 Bonus: Luca Rossi, Refactoring

    S7 Bonus: Luca Rossi, Refactoring

    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 program to found a startup called Wanderio, and has been working in engineering leadership roles ever since. Outside of tech, he has been playing guitar his whole life, and he calls it the most serious thing he does outside of tech.

    During the 8 years he was an engineering leader, Luca started writing about his experiences and the things he had learned along the way. People started to love it, and his venture started to gain subscribers and traction - so much so, that he stepped out to do it full-time.

    This is the creation story of Refactoring.

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    • 25 min

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