Happy late Valentines Day from Code Story! To go with your oversized, stuffed teddy bear and box of chocolates, we have some tasty treats lined up for you from our February episodes.
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E3: Matt Pierce, Immediate — codestory.co
After spending nights and weekends burning the midnight oil on a healthcare tech solution, Matt sat down with a prospective client and did the best pitch ever. The client’s feedback was that it didn’t solve her real problem which was turnover, which boiled down to money. After chatting with the client and a mentor, Matt uncovered the best potential solution to financial stress – on demand pay.
Bonus: Rob Carpenter, Valyant — codestory.co
Rob started a company, wanting to originally create holographic employees, using a gaming engine – and they even named this employee Holly. What they figured out during that process was that conversational AI hadn’t been solved yet, and if they were ever going to make their original idea work, they would have to solve it. So… they got heads down solving it.
Bonus: Lindsay Tjepkema, Casted — codestory.co
Lindsay has been a B2B marketer for over 15 years. While working in the space, she wanted a platform to help her maintain, manage, and make the most of audio and video content made for her company. When she looked around for a solution, she couldn’t find one. So of course – she and her co-founders decided to build their own.
E4: Mike Boufford, Greenhouse — codestory.co
When Mike interviewed at a large company, he expected that there would be some sort of structured process and for it to be organized. He found out it wasn’t… he chatted with multiple people, who all asked him the same questions. When approached to join a team, and build something to solve these problems – it took him no time at all to figure out he could build something better.
Bonus: Vedran Cindrić, Treblle — codestory.co
When business was booming, Vedran and his team built a tool to help them keep track of all the API’s they were supporting. After putting it down several times, they finally figured out how to scale it properly and decided to finish building it… and share it with the world.
Bonus: Michel Tricot, Airbyte — codestory.co
In his prior role, Michel was a Director of Engineering and Head of Integration at LiveRamp, where he and his team were managing thousands of connectors, responsible for moving massive amounts of data everyday. His big realization was that every company needs to have a way to move data, and to do it in a dead simple way.
E5: Blake Garrett, Aceable — codestory.co
Blake pitched an idea to some investor friends of his – which, ultimately turned down his idea. However, they saw potential within the focal areas of his ideas, and gave him some advice on how to proceed. Once he nailed down markets of required learning, that could be translated to a mobile experience – he was able to finally take off.
Code Story on Goodpods! — codestory.co
Thats right, you can download Goodpods today, and listen to the Code Story podcast right there! In fact, my ask is this… please go pick out your favorite episode of the podcast on the app, and recommend it on the platform. It would be a huge help to Code Story, to Goodpods, and to your friends, of course.
Bonus: Jim Fagan, Global Cloud Xchange — codestory.co
Jim found himself in an opportune position, to join a company and not only bring it back to life, but to take advantage of a massive global connectivity solution, providing managed network services for over 140 multi-national companies.
E6: John Myers, Gretel.ai — codestory.co
Post acquisition of his first startup, John stared working on a bunch of projects, one of them requiring him to aggregate a large amount of data and anonymize it. This took a lot of work, and there wasn’t anything out on the market that provided this type of functionality.
Mentorcam March! — codestory.co
Because we appreciate our listeners so much, we are declaring that March is Mentorcam March on the Code Story podcast. Along side our regular release schedule, each Wednesday, we are going to be interviewing some of the top mentors on the platform, about the topics you know, you love, and you’d love to know more about.
Bonus: Raghav R S, Animaker — codestory.co
One day, Raghav found himself fed up with the lack of tools out there, when it came to videos, animations, etc. He got so fed up that he’d decided to build something to solve his problem… and for 14 million others.