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How to Hack a Huge Career in Tech with PR Expert & Founder Sarah Evans

Sept. 22, 2021

Hey hackers! We thought you’d enjoy this episode from the archives. This episode was originally released on August 31, 2020. Enjoy!   Natasha Nel from hackernoon.com sits down with Sarah Evans—tech industry PR legend and st…

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Checks, Balances, and Freedom: Censorship vs The Internet

Sept. 16, 2021

Who wins in the battle of the internet and freedom of speech? 🥊 Amy Tom, Ellen Stevens, and Zaeem Shoaib chat about censorship and the internet. We all know that fake news = bad, but how do we stop it from being spread witho…

How to Build Around Blockchain Regulation with an OG Bitcoiner

Sept. 16, 2021

Utsav Jaiswal sits down with Joseph Weinberg, the co-founder of Shyft Network and an OG Bitcoiner. As an early investor in Bitcoin in 2010 and director at Coinsetter until its acquisition by Kraken FX in 2016, Joseph knows w…

Creating an Open Source Platform

Sept. 14, 2021

OKAY - here's what you need to know before you start your open-source platform. On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast, we hear from Ben Bromhead, CTO of Instaclustr, and Ev Kontsevoy, CEO of Teleport, about how they star…

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In Decentralization We Trust

Sept. 9, 2021

Is decentralization fair for everyone? This Week On Planet Internet, Utsav Jaiswal, Sidra Ijaz, and Amy Tom talk about the decentralization movement. What's the latest with DeFi? Can AI & decentralization be friends? 🥺 🌍 TH…

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What Is Being a FinTech CEO like?

Sept. 7, 2021

Big money, get paid. Tom Sosnoff, Co-CEO of tastytrade, and Sean Salas, CEO of Camino Financial, join Amy Tom this week to discuss FinTech startups. What is Wall Street REALLY like? How has the finance industry evolved? List…

The Robots Are Taking Over

Sept. 2, 2021

Humanoid Natasha, Amy, and Katarina (from the future) say that the robots are taking over This Week On Planet Internet! These days, if you think about anything too hard, you might just explode. But fret not, one day we will …

Guests: Amy Tom , Natasha Nel , Ka , Katarina

How to Build a Technical Blogging Platform with David Smooke and Clever Programming

Sept. 2, 2021

This is David's guest spot on Clever Programming that we are republishing here.


How to Succeed as a Young Female Entrepreneur

Sept. 1, 2021

It's a man's man's world but (lol James Brown knows) it would be nothing without women! Sophie Wyne (Co-Founder and CEO of ariglad), Luna Ito-Fisher, and Ambika Miglani (Co-founders of Decrypted By Us) join Amy on the podcas…

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What Is the Future of Remote Work?

Aug. 26, 2021

We're talking about remote work This Week On Planet Internet (ironically while Linh Dao Smooke has her first in-person meeting with Marcos Fabian, our wonderful dev) 😂 But anyways that's neither here nor there because Hacker…

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Wait, That's How Much Game Dev Costs?!

Aug. 25, 2021

Michael Vittiglio dropped some serious knowledge bombs about game dev on this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast 💣 Amy Tom asks Mike about the cost of game development - and not just money-wise. Amy and Mike chat about how to…

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Starting a B2B SaaS Company

Aug. 24, 2021

This out goes out to all the techies with an attitude - we're SaaSing it up this week. Ben Milne, Founder and Chairman of Dwolla, and Jordan Husney, Co-Founder and CEO of Parabol, join Amy Tom to chat about how they started …

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"It's Easy to Start but Very Hard to Finish Strong" - Marketing Founders

Aug. 20, 2021

Amy Tom chats to Gil Allouche (CEO of metadata.io) and Tom Coburn (CEO of Jebbit) about starting a marketing data company. They chat about how they each started their companies, the mutual challenges they face, and give advi…

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A Gaming Metaverse on The Horizon

Aug. 19, 2021

Meet us in your favorite gaming metaverse This Week On Planet Internet! Limarc Ambalina, Jeferson Borba, and Amy Tom debate about what gaming metaverse was the best, the future of metaverses, and delicious metaverse news. 👅 …

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What Is Crypto Adoption Like In Indonesia?

Aug. 18, 2021

We are taking a virtual trip over to Indonesia to learn about the Indonesian crypto landscape from Pang Xue Kai, CEO of Tokocrypto. Amy Tom asks Kai about how the crypto community connects across islands, about crypto adopti…

Guests: Amy Tom , Pang Xue Kai

Discussing DeepFakes, Crypto, and Their Impact On Our Lives

Aug. 14, 2021

Are you skilled enough to spot a DeepFake? This Week On Planet Internet, Utsav Jaiswal, Ellen Stevens, and Amy Tom get deep into DeepFakes and NFTs. 🌍 THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET First of all: DeepFakes. What are they again…

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Building an API-Powered Platform

Aug. 10, 2021

There's Big CEO Energy on this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast. Jon Mux, CEO of Mux, and Thierry Schellenbach, CEO of Stream, talk to Amy Tom about starting their API-powered platform 😱 On this episode of The HackerNoon P…

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There's No Place Like The Metaverse

Aug. 6, 2021

David, Amy, and Richard are Zoombombing a video call near you - JK, David more or less vetoed that idea. This Week On Planet Internet, the HN gang chats about the class-action Zoom lawsuit, the dehumanizing effect of video, …

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The Land of The Lawless

Aug. 3, 2021

Hi, it's me — the content you're looking for. And HOT DAMN, check me out. Amy Tom chats with Kate Bradley Chernis, CEO of Lately AI, about her startup journey. Kate describes what her career path has been like and what she's…

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Oh Yeah, I've Heard of Algolia Before

July 29, 2021

OKAY - you get ten guesses. We'll be talking about 🥁🥁🥁 ALL THINGS STARTUPS. This Week On Planet Internet, Natasha Nel, Kien Dao, and Amy Tom talk about validating startup ideas, structuring startups, and the latest startup f…

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HackerNoon & The Wild West of Startups

July 26, 2021

Amy Tom chats with David Smooke (co-founder and CEO of HackerNoon) about his founder's journey with HackerNoon, and with Storm Farrell (Software Developer at HackerNoon) about developing Startups of The Year by HackerNoon. 💚…

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Bits and Bytes and Data Delights

July 22, 2021

Limarc Ambalina, Ellen Stevens, and Amy Tom chat about data privacy ☠️ Humans are in loooove with the internet, and data production is becoming more rampant and autonomous. How has this process affected our daily lives, and …

Technically Speaking, You're Wrong

July 20, 2021

Amy Tom welcomes Sarah Day, Technical Writing Manager at LaunchDarkly, to talk about a career in technical writing. What's it like being a technical writer, and how do you become one? Join Amy on this episode of The HackerNo…

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Sorry Big Tech, We're Breaking Up With You

July 16, 2021

Oh, baby! We are cracking down on Big Tech. Amy Tom, David Smooke, and Hang Ngo talk about Biden's Executive Order on Big Tech, more space war dram, and decentralization & blockchain technology 🥳 Facebook sells its internet…

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Reupload from June 2020: John McAfee and David Smooke on the #1 Danger of the Internet (and other things)

July 15, 2021

John McAfee talks about making more money than God on the Hacker Noon podcast hosted by David Smooke. https://podcast.hackernoon.com/ McAfee starts off with the impact of one's childhood and how it shapes perspectives. He s…

About the Hosts

Amy Tom

Podcast Host & Editor at Hacker Noon

Amy Tom is an Editor and the Podcast Host at Hacker Noon. She studied digital marketing, and she later worked in IT Security, Business, Copywriting, and more. When she isn’t editing or writing, you’ll probably find her obsessing about a new podcast, in the middle of a 2-hour power walk, or in a travel/scuba diving-based daydream. She will talk techie to you all day about data, security, device lifecycle, and all the business considerations that come along with it.

David Smooke

CEO of Hacker Noon

David Smooke is the leader of Hacker Noon. He grew the company from startup marketing agency (ArtMap Inc) into a publishing and software company (Hacker Noon). He begins his every morning by reviewing the best Hacker Noon story submissions from all around the internet.

Hang Ngo

Business Analyst at Hacker Noon

Hang is the Business Analyst at Hacker Noon, where she works on general operational, administrative, and financial activities. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Mathematics and Business Management (with a minor in Spanish). In her free time, she reads, watches videos on Youtube and saves memes from the Internet.

Limarc Ambalina

VP of Growth at Hacker Noon

Limarc Ambalina is the VP of Growth at Hacker Noon, interested in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and video games. He began his career as a clickbait writer for various Valnet publications but quickly transitioned into video game journalism. After moving to Tokyo in 2016, he became a prominent writer in the Japanese anime and pop culture beats. As a tech writer, he interviews developers in the machine learning and virtual reality industries and helps promote interesting studies and innovative technologies.

Linh Dao Smooke

COO & Mama-in-Chief at Hacker Noon

Linh Dao Smooke makes sure the light is on at Hacker Noon. Since she joined full-time in 2017, Hacker Noon’s traffic, revenue and team quality accelerated and grew many folds. Previously, she was head of Asia Marketing at Minerva Project ($100M in funding). Linh also founded the first creativity camp in Vietnam, CKP, which continues to empower Viet students 9 years in. Her experience in education has been instrumental in how Hacker Noon onboards, nurtures, and serves its community of writers and sponsors.

Natasha Nel

VP of Editorial at Hacker Noon

Natasha Nel is Hacker Noon's Managing Editor. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2012 with a postgrad degree in journalism and political sciences, and her subsequent work experience in both reporting and content marketing strategy have earned her the incomparable honor of being Hacker Noon's go-to "words person". Natasha's startup resume spans the media and publication; online education; wellness; cannabis; and blockchain industries.

Richard Kubina

Full-Stack Developer at Hacker Noon

Richard Kubina is a full-stack developer at Hacker Noon. He comes from a background of manufacturing where he orchestrated various pieces of hardware to build things on assembly lines while collecting data to make charts and graphs with. He likes databases, voxels, pixels, and sounds a lot. CSS not so much.

Utsav Jaiswal

VP of Business Development at Hacker Noon

Utsav Jaiswal graduated from India's top dental college and decided to become a writer instead - much to the disappointment of his very Indian parents. Soon, he was writing about bitcoin for bitcoin. He also helped a few businesses build robust decentralized technical architectures. At Hacker Noon, Utsav serves as the VP of Business Development and Blockchain Editor. Now, he obsesses over sales pitches, nerds over email copies, and fixates over furthering decentralization.

Guy Torbet

Software Engineer at Hacker Noon

Guy is a 17-year-old software engineer and student from Scotland and South Africa, heading to the University of Edinburgh to pursue a degree in Computer Science! When he's not being a nerd and staring at code all day, he enjoys reading, drinking, and building stuff, he documents his journey through all of this on https://torbet.co and https://twitter.com/guytorbet

Kien Dao

Brand Executive

Kien Dao has worked for Hacker Noon since June 2018 as a Community Manager and Special Projects Intern and was promoted to Brand Executive as of September 2018. He is in charge of designing branding logos, promoting images for various projects and campaigns and communicating with the Hacker Noon community. Kien has a website https://kientdao.wixsite.com/kiendao where he shows his love for graphic design, videography, and photography.