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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.

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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.

    S5 E2: Miriam Schwab, Strattic

    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 pointed towards technology. She is a mother of 7 children, which keeps her super busy. The oldest is 22 a boy, and the rest are girls, with the youngest being 8. If she does have spare time, she spends time with her extended family, or goes out with friends.

    Around the time she had kid number 4, she took her maternity leave to re-evaluate what she wanted to do. She started freelancing, and building people websites on a contract basis. At the time, she was exploring open content management systems, namely Wordpress. She was one of the first people in Israel to offer Wordpress as a business solution. Her business grew from just her to being an agency, building sites for businesses for 13 years.

    As more and more people built websites, she began to realize that the content on the site was sluggish to load... and the stack used to power Wordpress wasn't keeping up with the growth in content. As she stumbled across a new trend, around static site generation, she immediately thought she found the answer.

    This is the creation story of Strattic.

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    • 41 min
    S5 Bonus: Timur Mamedov, VEED.io

    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, kept to himself with millions of hobbies - including graffiti, which was a way to escape and express himself. At the time in Russia, there weren't consequences attached to painting, and Timur got quite a rush from it.

    He found himself hacking playstation portables at a young age, when his cousin introduced him to programming. During his last year in University, his world got flipped upside down when his Dad's business went under. Immediately, his family dropped into poverty and his relationship to programming became about survival.

    He started attending hackathons as much as he could, and he met his co-founder Saba, who helped him learn how to make money contracting. They hit it off, and have been through so much together that they consider each others brothers. One day, they got fed up with the complexity of video editing software... and decided to disrupt it.

    This is the creation story of Veed.io.

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    • 36 min
    S5 E1: Abhinav Asthana, Postman

    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 connected parts of the world, and as such, he experienced the impact of computers and the internet improving lives from an early age.

    He enjoys reading books, and as a kid he was into fiction - reading Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, novels, Agatha Christie, etc... whatever was relevant at the at the time. Slowly, he started to drift towards popular science, design books, and non-fiction, more towards the tech sphere of the world.

    In 2012, the projects Abhinav was involved in has the same point - how to work with the API's that connected the front and backends of the application. And the tools he had to use never helped him develop efficiently. He thought - what would make the better?

    This is the creation story of Postman.

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    • 23 min
    Season 5 Trailer

    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 to impress, with appearances from Abhinav Asthana of Postman, Derrick Reimer of SavvyCal, Hazel Savage of Musiio... and so many more.

    Season 5 starts on June 15th, so subscribe today to ensure you don't miss an episode.

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    • 48 sec
    S4 Bonus: Sophy Lee, HopSkipDrive (Replay)

    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, 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 better engineer in San Fran.

    Sophy has been working on her current product for 6.5 years, starting at a different company formerly known as Shuttle. The product was built originally to map out a trip from point a to b, and have a driver give a protected ride to a child. Four years ago, her current company acquired the product, at which point she joined as CTO to lead the Technology & Information Security team.

    This is the creation story of HopSkipDrive.

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    • 29 min
    S4 Bonus: Mitchell Hashimoto, HashiCorp (Replay)

    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 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, which was located equidistance from Amazon, Google and other cloud focused infrastructure companies. As you could guess, there was a huge focus on this topic while he was at school, and he was able to gain access to vast resources through his computer lab and research projects. It was these projects put the ideas in his head, on what he could make in order for infrastructure to work better.

    This is the creation story of HashiCorp.

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    • 26 min

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