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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 30, 2020  

AI and Quantum Computing to the Rescue

Ever wondered what a podcast would sound like if it was hosted by an AI? Look no further. In this episode of Hacker Noon's Noonies chatcast series, Natasha Nel's AI alter-ego asks three top Hacker Noon Contributors which technological innovation they think will save the world and why. Buckle up for surreal meta moment from the future of robot podcasting

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

IN THIS PODCAST: 

(01:24) Rishabh Anand on artificial intelligence

(05:19) Vladimiros Peilivanidis on quantum

(06:25) Aditi Bhatnagar on computing speed and human possibility

 

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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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September 8, 2020  

Technology Trends for 2021: A Forecast from Hacker Noon’s Top Writers

Natasha Nel asks 10 of Hacker Noon’s Top Contributors to weigh in with their strategic tech predictions for 2021 — expect a briefing on everything from recession startups and (self) edtech to AI applied to end Covid-19 and the commoditization of Machine Learning.

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

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September 4, 2020  

Natasha from Hacker Noon Reads You a Tech Story or Two · EP01

This week’s top tech stories on hackernoon.com cover everything from robots to unicorns. Tune in for a 6-min summary from Natasha Nel, Managing Editor at Hacker Noon; read hackernoon.com for the full stories.

IN THIS PODCAST:

Read the full stories: hackernoon.com

July 22, 2020  

Clarity programming language talk with Diwaker Gupta, Aaron Blankstein, Maurice Herlihy and Alberto Cuesta Canada

Utsav Jaiswal hosts Diwaker Gupta, Head of Engineering at Blockstack, Aaron Blankstein, Engineer at Blockstack, Maurice Herlihy, Engineer and Advisor at Algorand and Alberto Cuesta Canada, Lead Blockchain Instructor at BeyondSkills and a Hacker Noon contributor to talk everything about Clarity, a new smart contracting language. Hacker Noon’s best contributing writers discuss the need of new programming language by Blockstack and Algorand, how feasible it will be, what improvements and adjustments of Clarity to the existing ecosystem and more. 

 

Continue reading about blockstack, programming, decentralization and smart contracts on Hacker Noon.

 

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June 20, 2020  

The power of decentralization, applications development and human rights in the digital age with Filecoin and IPFS founder Juan Benet

Juan Benet, CEO at Protocol Labs, founder of IPFS and Filecoin, joins Utsav Jaiswal and Vaibhav Saini, a Hacker Noon contributing writer, on the Hacker Noon podcast to discuss everything Web 3.0. They talk about the lifespan of new applications and protocols, factors influencing the growth rate of application technologies, the history of cloud development,  the philosophy, and as well technology behind IPFS and benchmark of success for Filecoin. Juan also presents his opinion on why human rights ought to be digital and discusses the power dynamics of technology in the era of global connectivity. 

Check related reads on Web 3.0 and IPFS from Hacker Noon contributing writer Vaibhav Saini.

Understanding IPFS in Depth Series: A Beginner to Advanced Guide

10+ Resources Every IPFS Developer Should Know About

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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.

April 16, 2019  

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

March 27, 2019  

E32 - Journalism Apocalypse and Tech Trends with Christina Warren of Microsoft

Episode 32 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Christina Warren, former journalist at Mashable and Gizmodo, who currently works for Microsoft

In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Christina Warren from Microsoft, who is a former journalist from Mashable and Gizmodo. You get to learn about journalism, fake news, and what’s happening in the big tech companies.

“This is what the news media struggles with, is that people don’t trust them, even though very often the mainstream media, in my opinion, isn’t out to mislead people and push an agenda. I think most working reporters are out to report the truth.

 

Microsoft is evolving and understands that it is not the past anymore. We ultimately want to build tools that developers can use regardless of what platform you’re on.” — Christina Warren

 

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

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

March 19, 2019  

E31 - Speaking Of Crypto with Shannon Grinnell

Episode 31 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview Shannon Grinnell, host of Speaking of Crypto Podcast.

In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Shannon Grinnell where they discuss blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and Shannon’s background. You can also check out Trent being interviewed by Shannon on her podcast, where they discuss crypto visionaries, tech for Trump, and why Apple bites.

“I thought I would do a podcast on Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies but it ended up being more on blockchain technologies because the people that I met were really focused on building something with this really incredible technology.” — Shannon Grinnell

Music by Derek Bernard — haberdasherband.com/production

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

December 19, 2018  

E16 - Building A Movement Through Emerging Tech with Enigma’s Tor Bair

Episode 16 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Tor Bair from Enigma.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Tor Bair discuss privacy, blockchain, the problems with the centralized tech industry, security, and data science. 

“I don’t want to get too much into why truth is broken right now in the tech space, that’s a whole other can of worms, but I think we can all appreciate that it is getting harder and harder to know what is trustable.”

“The moment we start believing there is no other way, then it is just a race to the bottom. There will only be two companies in the World, and that’s if we’re lucky. There may only be one.”

“We have to be building a movement at the same time we’re building the technology. I think we need to be funding these kinds of solutions like this is the apocalypse event for the Internet.” —Tor Bair

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com
December 12, 2018  

E15 - Emerging Technologies with Venture Capitalist Julian Moncada

Episode 15 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Venture Capitalist Julian Moncada.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Julian Moncada discuss emerging technologies such as blockchain, augmented reality, virtual reality, to artificial intelligence. 

“I think that is really important that if you’re a hacker or developer that you balance the excitement you have around a new technology, around a new potential problem to solve, with the opportunity in the market and building a sustainable business.”

“If you build one without the other, if you have a great business plan, or you have some amazing idea but its not feasible, technically you’re not going to get very far.”

“I also think the inverse is true, you can build amazing tech, but if you haven’t thought through the market for it, or the value proposition it offers. Whether its a market we’re use to or whether it is a completely new market that doesn’t mimic anything today, if you had to make a call on that side of your business that can be very challenging as well.” —Julian Moncada

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com
December 6, 2018  

E14 - Blockchain and Future Tech from the Crow’s Nest with Daniel Jefferies

Episode 14 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Science Fiction author, and futurist Daniel Jeffries.

In this episode Trent Lapinski and Daniel Jeffries discuss cryptocurrency, blockchain, AI, future technology, and philosophy.

“We need to stop throwing the damn baby out with the bathwater, and assume that decentralized everything just works because it’s decentralized.”

“These things that we have now, they are still in their earliest phase. We barely understand them. They are going to evolve into something so mind boggling different from what we have today.”

“We have to look to each structure, and abstract out the things that work and create new mitigation systems that solve the problems of the existing ones, and when we make the next iteration we stand on the shoulders of giants.” — Daniel Jeffries

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com
October 18, 2018  

E07 - Crypto Unchained with Ralph Liu

Episode 7: An interview with Ralph Liu, CEO and Founder of MuleChain.com. In this episode we discuss blockchain, supply chain management, logistics, and the delivery industry.

“We are going to disrupt the entire logistics industry…This concept is what I call convenience assistance services.“—Ralph Liu

Production and music by Derek Bernard - https://haberdasherband.com/production
Host: Trent Lapinski - https://trentlapinski.com
October 18, 2018  

E06 - Technology and the Quantum Carrot with Natalie Fratto

Episode 6: An interview with Natalie Fratto, VP at Silicon Valley Bank. In this episode we discuss everything from quantum computing, artificial intelligence, to adaptability.

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