August was a whirlwind month for the podcast, featuring amazing guests, bonus episodes, and world class stories you come to expect with the pod.
Also, big time thank you to our listeners for the Podcast Awards nomination! We have our fingers crossed that on International Podcast Day, we will bring home the award for This Week in Technology!
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Code Story – E3: Mark Hendriks, Wild Ventures — codestory.coFive years ago, Mark started a side project, building a weather app that combined up to date weather with his wife’s beautiful landscape illustrations. Shortly after – Apple started promoting their apps, and their business started to take off. Today, they have ventured into nature based mindfulness apps, through their company known as Wild Ventures.
Code Story – Bonus: Shawn Frayne, Looking Glass Factory — codestory.coShawn Frayne decided to pursue this dream, and eventually cycled back to the inspiration from back to the future – the hologram. This is the creation story of Looking Glass Factory.
Code Story – E4: Yoshi Yokokawa, Alpaca — codestory.coYoshi Yokokawa quickly figured out that in order to scale this quickly, his solution would need to work with existing brokerage firms and banks. It was at this pain point that he decided to pivot and build Alpaca, the best way for developers to trade US stocks through an API.
Code Story – Bonus: Interview on Mentoring Developers — codestory.coI recently had the opportunity to chat with Arsalan on the Mentoring Developers podcast, to talk about wearing many hats, transitioning from developer to CTO and much much more. Check out the episode, and Arsalan’s podcast at the link below.
Code Story – E5: Dan Burcaw, Nami ML — codestory.coDan Burcaw found out that there weren’t many app millionaires in existence – so, he and his co-founder set out to build a better way to sell subscriptions inside app experiences, not only by abstracting the tech bits, but by using machine learning to prompt users at just the right time.
Code Story – Bonus: Peter Voss, AIGO — codestory.coNot too long ago, Peter Voss found himself struck by how \”dumb\” software is, or better put, how narrow. So his mission for the last 25 years has been to make software smarter.
Code Story – E6: Elias Torres, Drift — codestory.coElias Torres set out to build a revenue acceleration platform, and did so quickly, given that this was the 4th company he and his co-founder built.
Code Story – Bonus: Interview on Coffee and Coding — codestory.coRecently, I had an awesome chat with Rob of the Coffee & Coding podcast – the App Developer’s Handbook.
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International Podcast Day™ September 30, 2020 — internationalpodcastday.comInternational Podcast Day is September 30 and is an international celebration of the power of podcasts! #InternationalPodcastDay