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Pandium with Cristina Flaschen and Kelly Sarabyn

This week is all about business-to-business marketplace software with Pandium as Mark Mirchandani and Max Saltonstall talk with our guests Cristina Flaschen and Kelly Sarabyn. The Pandium platform helps companies build and support in-app marketplaces with a focus on software integration and flexibility.

Kelly and Cristina start by explaining how Pandium deals with scalability for clients with multiple users and partners. Cristina elaborates on Pandium’s role in facilitating integrations, helping customers build customized, flexible solutions. We discuss how APIs are handled and the way Pandium takes care of authentication, security, and other standard pieces.

We continue with a thorough discussion of ‘yes code’, ‘low code’, and ‘no code’ approaches, and the benefits and drawbacks of each system. With a combination approach of some ‘no code’ tools and other ‘yes code’ pieces, Pandium allows better customization in any code language, while keeping some functions easy for non-engineers.

Cristina Flaschen

Cristina Flaschen is the CEO and co-founder of Pandium. She has managed integration projects and technical implementation teams for over a decade, including at Handshake and Booker.

Kelly Sarabyn

Kelly Sarabyn is a senior product marketer at Pandium. Previously, she was a partner at Woden and 2K North, where she crafted the positioning for dozens of SaaS companies.

Cool things of the week
  • Choose the right Google Compute Engine machine type for you blog
  • New gcloud cheat sheet available as free printable download blog
  • Search for Racial Equity video
  • Pandium site
  • GKE site
  • Google Sheets site
  • Improving marketplace integrations with Pandium blog
  • Scaling and support on GKE with Pandium video
  • What’s Wrong with Low and No Code Platforms? blog
  • “No Code”​ is great. But here’s why we need Yes Code blog
Tip of the week

Alicia Williams is here to tell us about connecting Sheets to BigQuery.

What’s something cool you’re working on?

A new video series called Season of Scale started just last week!

Max’s latest blog post is all about Pandium!

The Stack Chat series!

Sound Effect Attribution
  • “Laser Wrath 4.wav” by Marcuslee of


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