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Software is changing the world in many powerful ways. This podcast aims to understand the impact of software from an evolutionary perspective - what came before, what is now and what will be in the future. The Story of Software is a bi-weekly podcast looking at the people and technology that have transformed our world. It is hosted by Padraig Coffey, CEO of Zartis and historian by academic background.

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Software is changing the world in many powerful ways. This podcast aims to understand the impact of software from an evolutionary perspective - what came before, what is now and what will be in the future. The Story of Software is a bi-weekly podcast looking at the people and technology that have transformed our world. It is hosted by Padraig Coffey, CEO of Zartis and historian by academic background.

    S02E18 Design Talk (dot IE) - Where does design happen?

    S02E18 Design Talk (dot IE) - Where does design happen?

    On this week's episode, our podcast, Padraig Coffey, was invited to join another podcast called Design Talk (dot IE) by Allen Higgins. 

    Listen to this episode to find out where design happens within consulting services and in what forms. 

    Design Talk (dot IE) is a podcast about design in-the-wild: 
    The good, the beautiful, and the useful.

    Uncover the essence of design, the backstory to the design of objects and technologies, and how we manage design initiatives. This podcast is for anyone who cares about the things we make and use, and digital things in particular. After all, we are all involved in some way with designs and designing.

    Listen to The Story of Software on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Deezer, & any other podcast platform of your choice.
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 28 min
    S02E17 Connecting Sports Fans In a Digital World

    S02E17 Connecting Sports Fans In a Digital World

    Ivo Krka, and Tihomir Lolic, Co-founders at Sportening, share their experience building a successful product in the competitive sports industry.

    Ivo Krka and Tihomir Lolic lead the tech and product teams at Sportening, a startup that is building a social network where sports fanatics can join a community of fellow minded fans. Through Sportening, fans talk sports with other fans, find informative, fun, and entertaining content, and build meaningful connections with each other.

    A Digital Platform for the Sports Community:
    In this episode, we dive into the challenges and opportunities of disrupting the seemingly crowded sports industry. Through the experiences of our guests, we also look into the differences between working at a multinational company and growing a local startup. 


    Some of the topics covered include:
    The challenges around choosing the right tech stack.The competitive global market for top tech talent.The complexity of product-market fit.Empowering employee ownership
    Listen to The Story of Software on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Deezer, & any other podcast platform of your choice.
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 28 min
    S02E16 Technology for Greater Social Impact

    S02E16 Technology for Greater Social Impact

    May Piamenta, Co-founder & CEO at Vee, shares her experiences as an entrepreneur in the volunteering space.

    May Piamenta, Co-founder and CEO of Vee, founded Vee together with her two partners, Gil and Avi, with the goal of making social impact simpler than ever. Before founding Vee in 2019, she led a global nonprofit team, where she managed 10 million volunteers in over 32 countries. All the work was done manually, and she found existing technological solutions to be enterprise-oriented and difficult to use. So, May decided to act. 

    As the world’s most innovative volunteering platform, Vee empowers everybody to act on their values. The platform includes a marketplace of verified volunteering opportunities and all the tools needed to manage volunteering activities for both nonprofits and companies alike.  

    Volunteering Platforms and Technologies:
    In this episode, we dive into the different challenges and opportunities in the non-profit sector, as well as growing a company in such a challenging industry.
    Some of the topics covered include:
    The value that companies focused on social impact can bring in bad timesThe challenges of growing a non-profit business through fundraisingGrowing and operating a company as a young, female entrepreneur Hiring the right people to carry the right values forward
    Listen to The Story of Software on:
    Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Deezer, & any other podcast platform of your choice.
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 35 min
    S02E15 Structuring Engineering Teams

    S02E15 Structuring Engineering Teams

    On this episode of the Story of Software podcast, Didier Caroff, VP of Engineering at Akeneo, shares his insights on structuring and restructuring engineering teams as tech departments grow.

    Didier is the VP of Engineering at Akeneo, a global leader in product experience management. Akeneo helps merchants and brands deliver customer experiences across all sales channels, including eCommerce, mobile, print, and retail points of sale to global brands such as Sephora, Fossil, Shop.com, and Auchan. 

    How to Structure Engineering Teams:
    As software departments grow, the requirements and processes needed to sustain a solid team structure also change. How a 10 person software team works and communicates is vastly different from a 50 or 100 person team. So, what are the ideal conditions and structure to create a productive engineering team?
    Some of the topics covered in this episode include:
    Ideal engineering team structures for startups and scaleupsQuality assurance within autonomous squadsTeam structures that maximise engineer satisfactionCommon mistakes when structuring engineering teamsYou can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 21 min
    S02E14 From Single Player to Multiplayer

    S02E14 From Single Player to Multiplayer

    Ron Danenberg, CTO & Co-founder of Kolleno, joins our podcast to talk about growing a company from single to multiplayer & building software collaboratively.

    Ron Danenberg is the Co-founder and CTO at Kolleno, a company on a mission to help businesses streamline credit control and collections. Kolleno automates key credit control functions and uses intelligent omnichannel communications to recover outstanding payments. 


    Growing A Business and A Team:
    We’ve all heard the odds, 9 out of 10 startups fail. With so much pressure on entrepreneurs to succeed, how can a one or two-person team excel and grow sustainably? What are some of the early-stage considerations and decisions that make a difference?
    Some of the topics covered in this episode include:
    The benefits of an entrepreneurial mindset.The importance of the initial idea and team selection.The challenges and opportunities within the first years of growth.How to interview & hire team members consciously. 
    You can find The Story of Software podcast on any  podcast platform of your choice.
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 26 min
    S02E13 Promoting Business Resilience

    S02E13 Promoting Business Resilience

    Marco Hülsmann, Chief Operations and Technology Officer at MyPostcard.com, joins us to talk about business resilience and shares his insights on keeping your company alive when the world changes.


    Marco is Chief Operations & Technology Officer at MyPostcard.com, one of Germany’s fastest-growing technology companies. MyPostcard is made up of an international team passionately and creatively upholding the postcard tradition in the digital age. 


    From a global pandemic to geopolitical issues, the past few years have shown us that you need to have a resilient business model, and a unified team mindset to keep thriving. From various business considerations and strategies to promoting resilience and productivity within your teams - there are many decisions to be made that will determine how your business performs during uncertain times.


    Some of the topics covered in the episode include:
    How to build business resilience in uncertain timesChange management within software teamsTips on supporting team productivity & moraleLeadership advice for today’s businesses

    You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 23 min

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