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Your Brain on Instagram Activism

Natasha Nel, Managing Editor at Hacker Noon, has a meandering conversation with the addiction psychologist who lives in her house — in his non-professional capacity — about what might happening to Our Brains on Social Media, as we stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter.

Some related reads on Hacker Noon on social media, psychology and activism

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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.

Holochain Deep Dive with Arthur Brock and Eric-Harris-Braun

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In this episode Utsav Jaiswal interviews Arthur Brock and Eric Harris-Braun, Co-Founders of Holochain - an Open Source framework for building fully distributed, peer-to-peer applications. 

They talk about Holochain’s mission and values, how it differs from Blockchains, and how to manage distributed teams. 

 

“What we've been interested in is really how do we collectively shape currents, flows for a better world, for greater collective intelligence, for coordinating and collaborating better.”

 - Arthur Brock

 

“Holochain is what we've come to after a very long time and a lot of intense efforts in understanding those (biological) patterns of how to create tools for distributed collective intelligence... And Holochain is our answer to being able to do that.”

- Eric Harris-Braun

 

“It creates currencies that are not speculated. It creates currencies that are based on actual production. People, for a long time, have been wondering why we have all these currencies when the government can issue as much of it as they want, whenever they want. 

It's funny, in the blockchain world, they call their currencies non-fiat and government currencies - fiat, but blockchain currencies are also actually fiat. 

They are declared out of nowhere

Whereas, if you do this other pattern of creating mutual credit currencies based on productive capacity, then you are actually creating something that represents actual value in the world and our economics can become based on value rather than speculation.”

- Eric Harris-Braun

 

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Linh Dao Smooke and Utsav Jaiswal discuss Decentralization, Challenges, and Solutions with The NEM Foundation’s President Alex Tinsman and NEM CTO Nate D’Amico

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In this episode Linh Dao Smooke and Utsav Jaiswal interview Alex Tinsman, President at NEM.io Foundation and NEM’s CTO Nate D’Amico.  

They discuss cryptocurrency adoption, difference between NEM, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and blockchain platform, and Nem.IO Foundation, gender role in crypto tech spheres, blockchain decentralization, Nem’s operation mindset and the future of NEM. 

Interview was recorded on January 18th, 2020. 

“What's pretty interesting about the trajectory with the path for the NEM is that it was so forward thinking with the security features that it has always overcome and remained when all these other coins on platforms kind of went away. I think it has a bright future with technology. Platforms like NEM stick around because they are forward thinking with their features and their abilities.” 

“I want to be a part of change and the only way to do so is to educate yourself. And the only way to educate yourself is to get dirty. To get dirty with the code, get dirty with the channels, understand. Get into the thick of it. And then it gets really exciting [blockchain and cryptocurrency) because it opens up the opportunity for anyone. Anyone, no matter what your skills set is, everyone has the same level of playing field.  So I don't really think of it as a female thing, I think of it as an empowering tool that anyone and everyone can be a part of. So to me it's not gender, it's a movement.” -

Alex Tinsman

“If someone on even local, city council level wanted to do a similar voting style that we are using for the NEM ecosystem, they could launch a private or public chain and it doesn't really matter as functionally of the network would be doing the same thing. They could launch a private chain or public chain and still make it auditable, so anyone could have a verifiable data that they would check and download. And then they could configure that network by just tuning a couple labs when they launch it to decide how the consensus works. So if you’re launching a six server node of private network for local city council loading and you’re gonna use it once and then archive it for historical verification purposes, and then every year stand up a new network - you could configure it in a very simplified way that gives you total control on how to protect the network.”

- Nate D'Amico

 

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How One Bain Consultant’s Medical Debt Led Him to Become the Consultant For Aspiring Consultants

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In this episode David Smooke interviews Davis Nguyen, Founder of My Consulting Offer.  They discuss Davis's way into consulting, insights on social media marketing, and people’s motivations behind startups.

“I spent my money on just online courses. So I bought the best courses on YouTube ads, Facebook ads, Twitter ads, LinkedIn ads. What people spend, I imagine on alcohol and travelling, I've just spent on online courses.”

“ I know that maybe I am the person who gets us from zero to seven figures, which is there. But to go to eight figures and so forth in profit, that's either gonna by hiring a great team, training myself or just replacing myself eventually. Because I have no problem with that. It’s like how do we serve our customer base and how do we help people become better thinkers. And I'm biased because I work in management consulting, but I think that's one of the best training for anyone who wants to go down that road and they don't want to start a business, they are not like a side hustler or anything like that. And I want to make sure to continue that.”

Davis Nguyen

 

 

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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. 

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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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E53 - The Journey of Entrepreneurship with Jake Goldman

Episode 53 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jake Goldman, founder and director of 10up, a top WordPress-centric digital agency.

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Jake Goldman, founder of 10up, a top WordPress-centric digital agency. You get to discover Jake’s entrepreneurial background, his career path and the projects Jake is working on today.

“To me entrepreneurism is something you happen to find yourself doing when you have a really good idea and you have some notion of the business that you want to be in. You are determined to make it successful.” Jake Goldman

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E48 - Stages of Company Building: From Startup to Growth and Exit with Cheryl Contee

Episode 48 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Cheryl Contee, CEO at Do Big Things and Author of Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success.

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In this episode  Cris Beasley interviews Cheryl Contee, co-founder of social marketing software Attentive.ly at Blackbaud, the first tech startup with a black female founder on board in history to be acquired by a NASDAQ-traded company. You get to learn essential stages of successful company building and how to combine the career of entrepreneur with motherhood.

"There is no job, there is no product, there is no service that doesn't involve technology going forward in the 21 century.”

“Be yourself and find the investors who really get you especially if you don't come from a technical background, if you are a woman, if you are a minority. You might have to knock on more doors. I certainly did. I have to knock on a lot more doors to finally find those investors who really got it. ” — Cheryl Contee

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E45 - Computational Journalism: The Data Behind the Stories with Jonathan Stray

Episode 45 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jonathan Stray, computational journalist and researcher at Columbia Journalism School.

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In this episode Cris Beasley interviews Jonathan Stray, computational journalist, data scientist, researcher at Columbia Journalism School and a fellow at the Institute for The Future.

You get to meet the creator of Workbench, the tool for analyzing big data without any coding experience necessary.

 

"I identify as a computational journalist and I tell people it's two things. It's using computational techniques to do stories and doing stories about how computation and algorithms are affecting Society.”

 

“One direction might be using data science for investigative journalism. And the other direction might be, for example, looking into how machine learning is being used to decide who has to stay in jail before their trial.”

 

 — Jonathan Stray

 

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E38 - Solving Problems in the Tech Community with Pariss Athena of BlackTechTwitter & BTPipeline

Episode 38 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Pariss Athena, Creator of #BlackTechTwitter & Founder of the @BTPipeline platform, a community for people of color to mentor each other and find work.

 

In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Pariss Athena, Front end Dev/RN dev, creator of #BlackTechTwitter & founder of @BTPipeline platform, a community for people of color to mentor each other and find work. 

"It's scary. I even think about that for Web Development, because of things like Squarespace and Wix, where people don't even need to know how to code where they could just build their website from there. Are they going to automate that? Are people just going to be able to customize their websites exactly as need be without web developers? And it's like, okay in that case, you have to be the one to produce something like a Wix or a Squarespace ”

 

"I thought coding was going to be super difficult, but it's not, it's actually very artistic. Anyone can do it."

 

"This type of system makes people stuck. I'm trying to phrase that the way I want to say it, but you're kind of stuck. It's like, weighing your options, you're not going to get what you want, you're just choosing between what you can actually afford. It's holding everyone back, and this is why I worry for black people coming from lower income communities. Another thing is, they're not even aware that they can actually come into this industry that way. They don't know that, because they don't have exposure to it, because they don't have resources, and without resources you're just not aware. And that's the other thing that's frightening." - Pariss Athena

Production and music by Derek Bernard  — http:// haberdasherband.com/production

Host: Trent Lapinski — https://trentlapinski.com