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On this episode of Eat Sleep Code guest Trey Stout shares his story about the challenges of utilizing handwriting in software and what problems handwriting solves for users. We discuss the technology stack behind and ScribbleChat, as well as the engineering involved in these products.

Trey Stout

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer & ScribbleChat

Trey Stout is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at and ScribbleChat. With more than 17 years of industry experience, Trey oversees the development and management of the company’s patented API, which enable brands to incorporate personalized digital handwriting technology to the masses in a scalable, affordable and easy way. Trey led in the launch of its new app, ScribbleChat, to enhance conversations on its messaging platform with handwritten text, emojis and animations.

Prior to joining and ScribbleChat, Trey was the Chief Technology Officer at, a single shopping cart for the entire web, where he led product development teams across mobile, web and operations. Trey was also a Development Manager at Microsoft before joining

Trey started his first software company in 2001 and has been an active participant in the open-source community, and has managed engineering teams throughout his career. Connect with Trey on LinkedIn and @treystout on Twitter.

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About the Author

Ed Charbeneau

Ed Charbeneau is a web enthusiast, speaker, writer, design admirer, and Developer Advocate for Telerik. He has designed and developed web based applications for business, manufacturing, systems integration as well as customer facing websites. Ed enjoys geeking out to cool new tech, brainstorming about future technology, and admiring great design. Ed's latest projects can be found on GitHub.


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