Barak Glanz Podcast Transcript

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Barak Glanz Podcast Transcript

Barak Glanz joins host Brian Thomas on The Digital Executive Podcast.

[00:00:00] Welcome to Coruzant Technologies, home of the Digital Executive Podcast.

[00:00:12] Brian Thomas: Welcome to The Digital Executive. Today’s guest is Barak Glanz. Barak Glanz is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Coddy.tech. Barak Glanz is an exceptional individual who embodies determination and entrepreneurial spirit. He served as a combat soldier in the Israeli Navy before becoming an intelligence officer.

Pursuing his passion for technology, he enrolled in a computer science degree at the prestigious Technion University. As a driven entrepreneur, Barak has successfully founded multiple startups, including his latest venture, Coddy.tech. He also gained valuable experience as an intern at Meta, a prominent technology company.

Barak’s journey exemplifies resilience and the entrepreneurial spirit of Israeli youth, inspiring others to pursue their passions and making a lasting impact.

 Well, good afternoon, Barak. Welcome to the show.

[00:01:03] Barak Glanz: Hey, Brian. Thanks for having me here.

[00:01:05] Brian Thomas: Absolutely. Thank you for jumping on, making the time, hailing out of the great country of Israel. I appreciate you doing this. I know sometimes traversing time zones is challenging. So thank you again, Barak.

[00:01:18] Barak Glanz: Of course. Of course. My pleasure.

[00:01:20] Brian Thomas: Barack, we’re going to jump in here and start with your story. You’ve got quite the career as an intelligence officer serving in obviously the Israeli military. You’re a software engineer, project manager, entrepreneur and now the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Coddy.

Could you share with our audience the secret to your career growth and what inspires you?

[00:01:43] Barak Glanz: All right. To be completely honest with you, there is no secret here. Just persistence. Hard, smart work. It pays off eventually. I think that those who dream to build a company, they don’t need to be a dreamer, just be a doer.

Just do there’s always an excuse [00:02:00] to postpone their start date. And there’s really no reason to, in my honest opinion. And those who wish to start a programming career. They can start learning at Coddy.Tech for free. I really recommend my platform and I even prepared the coupon code Digital 20 for 20 percent off the premium plan, which is already super cheap.

[00:02:21] Brian Thomas: Thank you. That’s awesome. And I appreciate you doing that. Our guests we have a lot of technologists and our guests and people from all backgrounds, but absolutely love that. And thanks again for sharing Barack, as we’ve seen this past year, there’s been an explosion of conversational AI, the release of GPT 4 and more. What are your predictions for the future of coders in the GenAI era?

[00:02:44] Barak Glanz: Yeah, that’s, that’s a good question. So, I’ve heard a quote. Every line of code was already perfectly written. And I really, I honestly believe in that. A developer’s job is just to find them, to find the already written lines of code.

And generative AI, it helps it just helps doing that. Obviously, there might be a bit less open positions. We are already seeing that. But I’m sure new roles will be made up. And of course, as history teaches us. Responsibilities will change, but it’s not like it’s the end of the world for all of the developers and whatnot.

[00:03:25] Brian Thomas: Understand. And we do see a lot of that, especially some of the no-code and low-code that has come out. We obviously know there’s a lot of humans behind that, but we’re seeing that. Troubleshooting. I have a lot of friends and colleagues that are developers, and they are using ChatGPT to solve problems now with development.

And I can definitely see this changing the landscape for sure. So, I appreciate what you’re sharing. Barack, can you share the back story? I think this is really cool. And our audience would probably like this behind your domain name. Because your domain name is Cody.tech. T E C H. And how that has played a pivotal role in shaping your career and business endeavors.

[00:04:05] Barak Glanz: Yeah. So, it’s just as you know, most of us, when we buy a domain, we don’t really pay a lot of attention to the actual suffix of the website. So, we just picked tech because it fits our agenda. We are a tech company. But it gave us a lot. We are now often called Coddy.tech, even though the original name was Coddy. It’s just a very nice thing to add to our brand name. If that makes sense.

[00:04:37] Brian Thomas: Yeah, that’s awesome. And they obviously offered up the domain name or that, that suffix or a TLD for free just by mentioning that I, I believe if what you told me before we hit the record button.

[00:04:50] Barak Glanz: Yeah, not exactly. It was purchased or initially it was purchased for money. But then a year later, they offered us this PR plan where they let us be on podcasts such as this one. And in exchange to us mentioning that we are customers of the dot-TECH domain company. That’s the more accurate story.

[00:05:12] Brian Thomas: Thank you for clarifying, but I think that’s awesome that we’re doing that. I think they started coming out about seven years ago. They started using additional TLD extensions which were phenomenal. And now we’ve got all kinds, including dot tech. So, thank you for sharing. Barak, this is the last question of the day, and we are a tech platform.

You’re a techie like me. I used to be a developer as well. You’re obviously leveraging some of that new and emerging technology in your tech stack. Is there anything you might be able to share with our audience today?

[00:05:40] Barak Glanz: Absolutely. Yes. Two things. The first thing is our AI assistant, which helps the learner understand what went wrong with a failed solution attempt.

The second thing is our AI powered, personalized challenges generator, which creates challenges that are specifically tailored. To each learner capabilities and preferences trained from our data. We are the only platform in the sector with those features, and I believe this is why it has the best retention over our competitors.

Those two things that I just mentioned were made possible by the cutting-edge technologies introduced to us only recently by Open AI and the rest. I hope that answers your question.

[00:06:26] Brian Thomas: Yeah, absolutely. We’re seeing people starting to integrate some of more of this cutting-edge technology in their tech stack.

Whatever that is and we’ve talked to many people across the globe including some of the tech companies out in Silicon Valley who leverage blockchain or artificial intelligence and some of the new cloud compute solutions that they have today. And it’s just amazing what we get to hear on a daily basis here on this podcast.

 Barack, I really do appreciate your answer to that question. Barack, it was a pleasure having you on today, and I look forward to speaking with you real soon.

[00:07:02] Barak Glanz: It was a pleasure talking with you, Brian. Thanks for having me.

[00:07:05] Brian Thomas: Bye for now.

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