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Nov 13, 2023

In this episode, Susan interviews Elijah Meeks, the Co-Founder of Noteable, for a candid conversation about his journey from studying ancient Chinese civilizations to co-founding a tech company.


Elijah shares his transition experience from academia to tech, highlighting his challenges in adopting new tools and methodologies. He reflects on the importance of embracing contrarian thinking and being open to unexpected skills that set him apart in data visualization.


As one of the co-founders of Noteable, Elijah provides insights into the founding journey, sharing the fortunate timing of starting a remote-first company amid a pandemic. He delves into the role of computational notebooks in shaping the future of collaborative data-driven documents and how Noteable aims to bridge the gap between code-first and GUI-first tools.


Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation exploring the intersection of technology, culture, and entrepreneurship, offering valuable lessons and perspectives for business founders and entrepreneurs navigating the ever-changing tech industry landscape. Get ready for an episode that's raw, real, and filled with entrepreneurial wisdom.


About Elijah Meeks:

Elijah Meeks is known for his pioneering work in the digital humanities while at Stanford, where he was the technical lead for acclaimed works like ORBIS and Kindred Britain. After that, he joined Netflix as its first Senior Data Visualization Engineer, where he created the charting library Semiotic and brought cutting-edge data visualization techniques to the A/B testing platform and analytical applications for stakeholders across the organization, including algorithms, membership, people analytics, content, image testing, and social media. He is a prolific writer, speaker, and leader in the field of data visualization, the co-founder and first executive director of the Data Visualization Society, and the author of the bestselling book D3.js in Action.

Connect with Elijah:

LinkedIn @elijah-meeks

Twitter @Elijah_Meeks 



About Susan Sly:

Susan Sly is a Tech Co-founder, a tech investor, best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the highly acclaimed podcast – Raw and Real Entrepreneurship. Susan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and more. She holds Certificates in Management and Leadership, Technology and Operations, and Strategy and Innovation from MIT. Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.


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