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October 2, 2020  

The Future of Tech Belongs to Those Who Build It

What are the best product development principles and processes for building a better internet? Those who design, decide. I may have trained an AI to host this podcast — but the tech industry insights inside are all 100% human. Tune in for a far-reaching conversation with me, Natasha Nel's AI alter-ego, and seven of hackernoon.com's top contributors. 

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

🎙️ IN THIS EPISODE:

· Ryan Dawson on trolls, misinformation, and online hate (02:45); why Wikipedia is a strong example of good product design principles (03:10); why other platforms struggle to police the quality of content posted on their sites (03:52); and which story he'd put on a billboard to demonstrate the negative potential of making decisions from a place of fear or narrow-mindedness (04:27).

· Melinda L.B Lewis on what she'd put on a billboard (05:35) and why, paradoxically, disconnecting from technology is likely to make you better at engaging with it (06:05).

· Sandra Shpilberg on the definition and importance of Single Deep Focus in the process of creating and developing (06:35) and the four simple steps you can take to achieve a Single Deep Focus state (07:44).

· Alexey Grigorev on ideation, talking to people, coming up with solutions (10:28); how to know when you've got a good blog post idea on your hands, and how to begin the writing process (11:18).

· Benjamin Mmari on staying connected in COVID-19 times and the risk of working in a silo (12:35);  when Zoom just isn't quite the same an in-person conferences (14:01); and how to overcome pandemic-induced obstacles to your productivity (15:09).

· Rishabh Anand on creating and writing things that add value; following a research-intensive ideation process (15:57); the tools and tactics of a visual learner, and defeating writer's block (17:09).

· Yonatan Kagansky on the influence the internet has on our brains; the risk of becoming puppets; going #BackToTheInternet (18:22); the most common mistake product developers are making today, and how to use the Story Test to determine product viability (19:31).

With special thanks to Vladimiros Peilivanidis for the introduction to this episode, and The 2020 Noonies sponsors who made this all possible: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

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September 22, 2020  

How To Solve Problems Like a Software Developer

Problem solving — technologists do it differently.™ Natasha Nel asks 5 top Hacker Noon Contributors to share their secret problem-solving frameworks, so that we can all learn to think like devs, during a time in which troubleshooting skills couldn't be more coveted.

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

IN THIS PODCAST:

🎬 (02:55) Rishabh Anand on why a whiteboard helps with problem solving, and finding your own path forward

📝 (05:38) Ryan Dawson on figuring out the business objectives behind problems, the agile method, and seeking out meaningful feedback

🐛 (06:46) Paul Bailey with two frameworks for debugging — as a programmer —as well as an AI named Jane

💠 (10:55) Aditi Bhatnagar on doing the research and connecting the dots

🍔 (12:48) Alexey Grigorev on the MoSCoW method, the 80/20 rule, and much, much more

 

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September 21, 2020  

Decentralization Debate Club: Blockchain, Autonomy, and DeFi

Has what started with Satoshi spun off into an hype-driven, ICO-indulgent startup industry of solutions for nothing? Or is blockchain technology and the mass decentralization it makes possible still worth the hype? Answered in 5 minutes by two top Hacker Noon Contributors — Mario Alves and Vladimiros Peilivanidis — tune in for a Decentralization Debate Club episode with Natasha Nel.

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

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September 15, 2020  

Black Mirror Tech IRL: Hacker Noon Writers on What’s Worrying in 2021

Natasha Nel from Hacker Noon asks 7 Top Hacker Noon Contributors to weigh in with their scariest tech predictions for 2021 — expect a 10-minute American Horror Story anthology on everything from AI and Privacy to Content Overproduction and the internet’s impact on the planet.

With thanks to our 2020 Noonies award sponsors: Sustany Capital.TECH DomainsGrant for the WebSkillsoftFlipside CryptoUdacity, and Beyondskills.

IN THIS PODCAST

  • (01:00) Ryan Dawson on how much data we’re giving away without realizing it;
  • (01:45) Matt Klein on ubiquitous tech and resulting and related content overproduction; 
  • (03:30) Aditi Bhatnagar on what our collective data is being used for; 
  • (04:40) Vladimiros Peilivanidis on the next wave of intelligence being designed by us lowly humans; 
  • (05:10) Gajesh Naik on AI and automation stealing iterative jobs; 
  • (05:50) Sharmistha Chatterjee on whether or not your industry’s advancing faster than you are; 
  • And at (07:40) Melinda LB Lewis on the internet’s impact on our planet

The good news? The solutions to these problems and more are on hackernoon.com right now. (Probably.)

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May 28, 2020  

Trump vs. The Internet

What just happened to the internet!? Did our President just sign an executive order that forces social media platforms to be his personal mega phone? Hacker Noon CPO Dane Lyons and CEO David Smooke discuss the possible implications on 45's attempt to change internet law. Some sources discussed in this episode:

Read more about Net Neutrality, Twitter, Censorship, Fact Checking, and the Internet on HackerNoon.com.

June 25, 2019  

E54 - Nontechnical Founder Interview: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Zack Hurley

Episode 54 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Zack Hurley Co-Founder and CEO of Indie Source, entrepreneur with experience working with private and public sector organizations in the fields of business consulting for sales and marketing strategy, operational logistics. 

Listen to the interview on iTunes or watch on YouTube.

In this episode Patrick Murray interviews Zack Hurley from Indie Source. You get to discover what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, and how to overcome the imposter syndrome while building new business.

“Living the 4 hour work week was mind blowing to me”. 

“I finally understood that you don't need to spend 10 or 20 years in a corporation to be an entrepreneur and starting your own thing. You just flipped everything that I knew about what I had to do on a tech. I don't have to wait”. Zack Hurley

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production

Host: Patrick Murray 

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March 5, 2019  

E28 - Bringing Blockchain to Enterprise with Wayne Chang and Gregory Rocco of Alpine Intel

Episode 28 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Wayne Chang and Gregory Rocco of Alpine Intel, a new unit within ConsenSys.

In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Wayne Chang and Gregory Rocco from Alpine Intel to discuss bringing blockchain solutions to enterprise companies.

“Alpine is a new unit within ConsenSys. We were effectively the cryptoeconomics team at Token Foundry and we found a lot of demand for our services, and basically we want to build these new economies.”—Wayne Chang

“What we look to do is engineer value rather than create speculative value. We’re personally not affected by crypto winter. As Wayne mentioned, we’re focused a lot on enterprise too and seeing where the value can be driven in enterprises.” — Gregory Rocco

“The combination of a global computer, smart contracts, tokens, all these things are going to help drive the transaction cost down of doing business, and you’re going to unlock new kinds of transactions that are going to form new markets that we couldn’t even imagine before.” — Wayne Chang

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com
February 26, 2019  

E27 - Building The Impossible via Business Acceleration with Cameron Chell

Episode 27 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Cameron Chell, Chairman and Co-Founder of ICOx Innovations, and co-creator of Kodak Coin.

Today’s show would not be possible without Digital Ocean. Learn more at do.co/hackernoon. 

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Cameron Chell discuss bringing blockchain technology to enterprise companies we already know and trust, and what it is going to take to move from centralized systems to decentralized systems.

“Our thinking, yet to be proven, is that we go to these established brands who are already transacting in tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and they can utilize a coin or the crypto infrastructure that can either reduce their costs or increase customer attraction.”

“Ultimately, society and certainly all economics run on trust, there is no other currency other than trust. When you have a system that can replace trust or create an environment where you can transact in a trustless way, the impact globally to me is beyond measure.” — Cameron Chell

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com
January 29, 2019  

E22 - The Cannabis Conference Hack with Alex Rogers

Episode 22 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Alex Rogers, CEO of ICBC the International Cannabis Business Conference.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Alex Rogers discuss the cannabis industry, legalization, regulations, and what is happening internationally around the World as cannabis moves out of prohibition.

“Our tech stuff is still considered fairly pedestrian in our industry, but that’s what makes it so exciting of an opportunity.”

“We see a lot of tech guys, and business guys coming into the cannabis space and they’ve seen it before, they know what is going on. It is just a simple analogy.”

“You see a lot of marriages between tech and business in the cannabis space that are creating some amazing breakthroughs and developments.” — Alex Rogers

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com