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Code Story - April 2021
Justin noticed over the years of working remote that the accepted culture of getting stuff done was to have meetings all day. He and his team started thinking about how to increase the amount of communication that happened during the day, without increasing the number of meetings.
Previously, Matt co-wrote an open source product called Meteor, attempting to make it simpler and faster to write JS applications. At the core of the tool, there was a capability to write a query to move data around, instead of writing the code. They took that capability, and formed what they are focused on today.
Along his consulting route, Dave picked up some facilitation techniques to figure out what was important within the diverse groups of people he was working with. He got hooked up with some people building software to solve a similar problem.
In January 2013, he was approached to create and own the technology and team around a product that allowed people to compare insurance providers - from scratch. Meetesh made the decision to onboard and started the journey to build the Zebra.
Twelve or so years ago, Beerud noticed a key insight, in that the mobile revolution was happening all around. Within this, the lowest common denominator was text messages, in that not everyone had a smart phone. This got him asking the question - how interesting can these experiences be?
While Greg was working for a company making a transactional email API, he realized that they didn't have a good way to interact with said API. There needed to be an easy way to interact with the solution as a customer, as a developer, etc. His tool, which ended up taking off, was born out of trying to solve this problem.
Bryon and his co-founders have created a massive, open community for data. Users can sign up for free, bring their data catalogue, and analyze any data outside of that. In doing so, they have seen traction of nearly a million users in the eco-system, along with enterprise users with a private, internal data eco-system - all based in the cloud, and fully integrated.
The evolution of FinTech has come an impressively long way in a short period of time, but the transformation is far from over. In today’s episode, Yieldstreet’s CTO Hrishi Dixit and Noah Labhart, Co-Founder and CTO at Veryable, discuss the evolution of finance through technology.
The Acton Children's Business Fair supports kid entrepreneurs all over the world with one-day fairs in local communities. Child-led businesses teach valuable skills and life-lessons through experience.