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November 27, 2020  

The Making of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners | Skydance Interactive Podcast

In this special episode of the Hacker Noon podcast, Limarc talks to Mark Domowicz and Todd Adamson from Skydance Interactive, the acclaimed developer of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, one of the best virtual reality games on the market today. 

 

Skydance Interactive is a relatively new company, powered by seasoned veterans in the gaming industry. Mark and Todd bring years of experience to the table, having worked for Pandemic Studios and Treyarch respectively. 

 

Limarc talks to Mark and Todd about the making of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, the ethics and morals behind violent video games in VR, as well as the challenges they had to face throughout the development of the game and porting the game to the Oculus Quest.

 

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November 25, 2020  

The Making of Arizona Sunshine | Vertigo Games Podcast

In this podcast, Limarc talks to Arjen van Heck from Vertigo Games, one of the biggest VR game developers in the industry, and the renowned creators of the zombie apocalypse game Arizona Sunshine

 

Vertigo Games has proven to be a versatile development company, having released titles in completely different genres, such as A Fisherman’s Tale and Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl.

 

Limarc and Arjen talk about the making of Arizona Sunshine, porting the game over to Oculus Quest, ethical and moral decisions within VR game development, and Vertigo Games’ upcoming title, After the Fall

 

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October 28, 2020  

Catching up with NIS America | How COVID has Changed the Gaming Industry

In this podcast, Limarc talks to Erin Kim from NIS America, the respected developers of the Disgaea and Prinny series. They are also the publisher of many of the most popular Japanese role-playing games that have been ported to English speaking countries, including Trails of Cold Steel, The Ys Series, and Danganronpa. 

 

Limarc and Erin talk about NIS America’s upcoming game releases, as well as how the company has adjusted to the changes in the gaming industry brought on by COVID-19. 

 

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October 21, 2020  

Gaming on the Blockchain Becomes Larger Than Just Gaming

Idan Zuckerman is a co-Founder at Upland and talks to Hacker Noon about his experiences from developing Upland - A EOS-based MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game). Joining Utsav as a co-Host is Reza Jafery, the Chief Blockchain Officer at Akoin.

 

They discuss the potential of Blockchain-based games, challenges faced, adoption strategies implemented, and key results obtained.

 

Check out Upland: https://twitter.com/uplandme

 

Check out Akoin: https://twitter.com/AkoinOfficial

 

Idan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/idanzuck

 

Reza’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/RezaJafery

 

Utsav’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/utsav_jaiswal1

 

Continue reading about blockchain, economics, and smart contracts on Hacker Noon.

 

Also, check out Hacker Noon via Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

October 21, 2020  

Business Blockchains: Whither Now?

Lars Rensing is the CEO at PROTOKOL and a co-Founder at ARK.io and talks to Hacker Noon about his experiences from developing PROTOKOL - to solve real business challenges through the power of custom blockchain solutions. Joining Lars is Justin Renken, the Senior Brand Manager at ARK.io.

 

They discuss making Blockchain accessible to corporations, the future of content marketing, and the challenges of building a Point, Click, Blockchain.

 

Check out PROTOKOL: https://www.protokol.com/

Check out ARK: https://ark.io/

 

Lars’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/l_rensing

Justin’s Podcast: https://podcast.ARK.io

Utsav’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/utsav_jaiswal1

 

Continue reading about blockchain, economics, and smart contracts on Hacker Noon.

 

Also, check out Hacker Noon via Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

October 4, 2020  

The Push vs Pull Life: Cons of Recommendation Systems

In this podcast, Limarc talks to Microsoft Engineer and Noonies Nominee Nataraj Sindam. In this second segment of a 3-part podcast, Nataraj and Limarc talk about the push vs pull life and the cons of recommendation systems.

With thanks to our Noonies award sponsors:

Don’t forget to vote for Nataraj in the 2020 Noonie Awards. 

Covered in this podcast:

  • What is the push vs pull life?
  • The pros and cons of recommendation systems

 

CHECK OUT PART 1 OF THIS PODCAST:

 

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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.

Vote in the 2020 Noonies before voting closes on 12 October!

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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 25, 2020  

The Reciprocation Effect: How Fornite and Spotify Make Millions

In this podcast, Limarc talks to Microsoft Engineer and Noonies Nominee Nataraj Sindam. In part 1 of this podcast, Nataraj and Limarc talk about The Freemium Model and The Reciprocation Effect, a pricing strategy used by some of the world’s largest companies, including Fortnite and Spotify. 

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

Don’t forget to vote for Nataraj in the 2020 Noonie Awards. 

 

Covered in Part 1 of this podcast: 

  • Benefits of The Freemium Model
  • What is the Reciprocation Effect?

 

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September 23, 2020  

Stellar and Akoin on The Unsexy Side of Blockchain — Regulation, Banking, Accessibility, and Privacy

Denelle Dixon is the CEO at the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization to support the development and growth of the open-source Stellar network. Reza Jafery is the Chief Blockchain Officer at Akoin, the crypto-foray by Akon to evolve, empower, and promote entrepreneurship in Africa and beyond.

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

On the Hacker Noon podcast, they discuss their companies’ progress in helping make cryptocurrencies more accessible, enabling developers to build apps and dApps on top of their ecosystems, and the crypto-verse in general.

 

Continue reading about blockchain, economics, and smart contracts on Hacker Noon.

 

Check our annual Noonies Awards nominees https://noonies.tech/.

Voting is now live!

 

Also, check out Hacker Noon via Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

 

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

 

READ MORE:

hackernoon.com

VOTE IN THE 2020 NOONIES:

👽 noonies.tech 

 

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.

READ MORE

ALL ON HACKERNOON.COM 💸

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.

IN THIS PODCAST: 

September 8, 2020  

Storytelling in Virtual Reality - The State of VR w/One Hamsa

In this podcast, Limarc talks to VR video game developers Assaf Ronen and Dave Levy from One Hamsa about storytelling in virtual reality and the state of VR in 2020. Assaf and Dave talk about their success on the Oculus Quest with their futuristic racquetball VR game, Racket NX, as well as their upcoming game which aims to bring effective storytelling mechanics to the VR medium.

 

Covered in this interview: 

  • How One Hamsa began
  • Why it is an advantage to develop games for the VR market
  • Tips for VR game developers on choosing innovative mechanics
  • The state of VR in 2020
  • What needs to change for VR to thrive
  • Oculus Quest forcing users to create a Facebook account

 

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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

August 31, 2020  

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

Natasha Nel from hackernoon.com sits down with Sarah Evans—tech industry PR legend and strategic communications startup founder—to talk all things branding and influence: from personal to B2B. In this podcast:
  • How to accumulate 100k *genuine* followers on Twitter
  • What “newsworthy” looks like today
  • How to increase credibility when you’re not getting traditional media coverage
  • Where to pitch stories to build real brand validation
  • Moving from being a Manager to being a Master Collaborator
  • Hacking evidence of the work experience employers are looking for online
  • Creating a company-wide ‘Emotional Compass’ for more mindful communications
  • Why and how to start building a network—especially when you don’t need one
  • How to grow your influence by amplifying the voices of those around you
READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM
VOTE FOR YOUR BEST TECH IN THE 2020 NOONIES:
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August 25, 2020  

Building for Return on Environment with Product Strategist Dani Laity

Natasha asks Dani Laity of Aurora Sustainability to unpack the sustainable tech product strategies and monetization models powering Aurora Sustainability—2020 Noonie Nominee in for Best Use of Tech for Good in hackernoon.com’s annual internet awards!
VOTE: noonies.tech 
 
Covered in this interview: 
  • How solve problems so relevant that your products build themselves
  • The global shift from return on investment to return on environment
  • Why betting on millennial interests is good business
  • The fringe benefits of a distributed team, made up entirely of part-time freelancers and side-hustlers
  • Why it’s important to over-emote when your team is remote
  • Product strategy’s most transferable skills, from banking and fintech to sustainability
READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM
VOTE FOR YOUR BEST TECH IN THE 2020 NOONIES:
TAKE THE AURORA SUSTAINABILITY QUIZ:
JOIN THE AURORA SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY: 
August 19, 2020  

Monica Quaintance and Lisa JY Tan on Public Blockchains — Design, Security, Economics, and Fairness

Monica Quaintance, who is the Head of Research and Networks at Kadena Blockchain. She’s a former Senior Data Engineer at Rent the Runway and a former Quantitative Analytics Engineer at the SEC. Joining Utsav Jaiswal from Hacker Noon as co-host is Lisa JY Tan, Founder and Lead Economist at Economics Design.

They discuss Monica’s entry into Blockchain, the state of Blockchains in general and her contribution to the development of the Kadena Public Blockchain, how it provides cross-chain transactions, smart contracts, and the myth of unhackable Blockchains. 

Monica also serves as a co-Founder at Universal Consensus, through which, she advocates for more diversity in the Blockchain sector to realize true universal consensus.

Continue reading about blockchain, economics and smart contracts on Hacker Noon.

 

Check our annual Noonies Awards nominees https://noonies.tech/.

Voting is now live!

 

Also, check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

 

August 10, 2020  

How (and Why) to Build and Launch Products in 24hrs with Zoe Chew

Natasha Nel interviews 6x Noonie Nominee*, hackernoon.com Contributor, and Prolific Maker, Zoe Chew, to talk Product, Tech, Startups, and Marketing.
 
*PUBLIC NOMS CLOSE AT NOON ON WED, 12 AUG: Last chance to get your best in tech (or yourself) nominated for some well-deserved industry recognition this year! Choose from over 200+ Tech Industry Awards and Add Your Last-Minute Noonies Nominations at NOONIES.TECH today :rocket:
 
THINGS COVERED IN THIS CONVERSATION:
  • How to transition from a marketing career to product building and consulting
  • How to come up with good ideas for great products 
  • How to build and launch products in 24 hours
  • The value of keeping things simple
  • How to keep yourself accountable to your goals and stop procrastinating
  • Strategies for success as a solo founder
  • Zoe’s 3-level approach to branding and marketing yourself as a tech professional / introvert
  • How to stay productive and motivated working remotely
  • And so much more!
Read 

https://hackernoon.com/tagged/product

https://hackernoon.com/tagged/startups https://hackernoon.com/tagged/technology https://hackernoon.com/tagged/marketing

Keep up with Zoe Chew
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.

 

Check our annual Noonies Awards nominees https://noonies.tech/

Nominations are now open until August 13th.

 

Also, check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

 

July 13, 2020  

BREAKING: Hacker Noon’s 2020 Noonies Awards Launches TODAY at noonies.tech

Join Hacker Noon’s Managing Editor, Natasha Nel, for a quick briefing on this year’s biggest, greenest and most independent tech industry awards: Hacker Noon’s prestigious #Noonies. 

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The 2020 #Noonies are made possible by Amplify Brokerage, the world’s first global zero trading fee cryptocurrency trading platform. GET STARTED: https://bit.ly/2O9xrzJ 

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The original Noonies was conceptualized in early 2019, mostly as a ploy to distract our community from how many things were wrong with the site when we first moved off Medium in July of that same year. It turned into something bigger than we at Hacker Noon could’ve ever imagined.
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This year, we’ve 10x’d the thing (sorry - touchy phrase in tech these days, I know) and the New Noonies includes two new award categories, and over 100 new award titles. In this quick listen, Natasha runs you through this year’s Noonies selection process; a few of her favourite awards, and how nominations and voting will work this year. Enjoy!

Nominate your best people and products in tech today: noonies.tech!

July 9, 2020  

Why Mahbod wants the President of Genius.com to be Black

Mahbod Moghadam, a Co-Founder of Rap Genius, a founding member of Everipedia, a Yale and Stanford alumni, joins Utsav Jaiswal on the Hacker Noon podcast to discuss the need for more black leadership and why the CEO of biggest black-culture American website needs to be black.

Mahbod shares how his passion for music and education in high school influenced his future career. He shares how Genius started off as Rap Exegesis as an overnight project and grew to become the hip-hop torch-bearer it is today, worldwide.

They also discuss the need for black leadership, racism in the tech industry, and the role of cryptocurrency in reducing inequalities in societies. 

Mahbod ends with his opinion on Kanye West's decision to run for the president of the United States and a promise to campaign for Ye.

Continue reading about leadership, black culture, tech stories, and startups on Hacker Noon.

Also check Mahbod’s latest stories on Hacker Noon:

The CEO of my company, Genius, must be Black

GENIUS V. GOOGLE: The Founder of Genius’ 100% Unbiased Take and Perspectives

 

Check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today and check our sponsorship options.

July 8, 2020  

Who is Linh Dao Smooke? A conversation about Entrepreneurship, Leadership and the Impact of Technology and Education with the Hacker Noon COO

Linh Dao Smooke discusses Entrepreneurship, running Hacker Noon, and the importance of education with Henry Le of Vietnam Tech Society.

Linh shares how her opportunity to study abroad in India at age 17 has shaped the course of her life forever. Grateful for her scholarships to schools in India and the US, Linh has been creating opportunities for students and young professionals through her various initiatives in education, such as the creation of the Creative Kid Project. 

Linh discusses Hacker Noon's business model, how the company interacts with its community of writers and readers, operations processes and the next big steps Hacker Noon is taking to build a better Internet. Linh also shares insights of Hacker Noon break up with Medium and highlights the values of no paywall and free Internet on which Hacker Noon philosophy is built. 

Continue reading about education, leadership, tech stories, and business lessons on Hacker Noon.

Also, keep up Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATIONGiphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitterthe Tech Stories Chrome plugin, or just get a technology story published today. P.S. We also are accepting new sponsors.

July 7, 2020  

Decentralized Chat Protocols with Unstoppable Domains Co-Founder and CEO Bradley Kam

Bradley Kam, Co-Founder, and CRO at Unstoppable Domains, joins Utsav Jaiswal and Arthur Tkachenko on the Hacker Noon Podcast to discuss how decentralization enables censorship-resistant peer to peer communication.

Bradley discusses how decentralized registries such as their (dot)crypto lives outside the DNS naming system and how it cannot be pulled down by vested interests. He also shares his opinion on decentralization and security.

Bradley Kam’s speaks on the bylines of the launch of  Dchat, which allows users to encrypt and store messages without the involvement of third parties. Dchat integrates  cryptocurrency wallets and a peer-to-peer (P2P) storage network in order to securely store chat messages that are 100% controlled by users.

Continue reading about blockchain, security, crypto and startups on Hacker Noon.

Also, keep up Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, the Tech Stories Chrome plugin, or just get a technology story published today. P.S. We also are accepting new sponsors.

 

June 25, 2020  

“I Was Making More Money Than God” - John McAfee on the Hacker Noon Podcast

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 shares his experiences as an entrepreneur and what it takes to become a multimillionaire. John McAfee also provides a take on the number one danger of the modern Internet and presents an opinion on the Black Lives Matter movement.

McAfee shares anecdotes from his life, how he became the self proclaimed richest man in South Virginia before hitting 18; his recent escape from the United States, his first job at General Electric, where he learned programming and the importance of math in life.

"I'm the best coder alive"

"Don't schedule an interview with this guy again, he's too smart"

- John McAfee 

Continue reading about entrepreneurship, business, startup lessons, and privacy on Hacker Noon.

Also, check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today

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

Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today

June 19, 2020  

How to build cryptocurrency exchange from scratch by Adam Todd, CEO & Founder of Digitex Futures

Adam Todd, Lead Developer and CEO of Digitex Futures Exchange, joins Utsav Jaiswal to share his journey in trading and discuss what it takes to build a cryptocurrency exchange. 

They discuss cryptocurrency space in general, bitcoin, and the effort behind building cryptocurrency exchange from scratch. Adam shares the story of his trading experience which started when he was 19, and how it led him to build a zero-fee cryptocurrency exchange.

Check related reads on Digitex, trading and cryptocurrency on Hacker Noon

Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today

June 15, 2020  

How to Build a Tech Podcast and Engage the Community by Jennifer Hooper, Producer at Code[ish] by Heroku

Jennifer Hooper, the Producer at Code[ish] and Senior Director, Technical Product Marketing, Content, and Brand at Heroku, joins Utsav Jaiswal to share her insights to building a tech podcast. Code[ish] focuses on code, technology and the life of the developer. 

They talk about the place for growth-hacks in technology podcasts, how to add value to the listeners', and the importance of naming your podcast in an SEO-friendly manner. Jennifer, shares her process of sticking to schedules despite millions of moving pieces involved, the challenges of recording from remote locations, and the role of the community in podcasting.

Check related reads on podcasts, Heroku and the power of community on Hacker Noon

Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today

June 3, 2020  

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

Also check out Hacker Noon via the NOONIFICATION, Giphy (ahem Facebook and/or Instagram), Twitter, or just get a technology story published today.

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.

May 19, 2020  

How to Recover from Losing Half Your Revenue While Testing Positive for Covid-19

Jim Huffman, CEO of GrowthHit, husband, father of two girls, and author of The Growth Marketer’s Playbook — which “was #1 on Amazon until Seth Godin launched his new book and then it was quickly not #1” — joins Natasha Nel on the Hacker Noon podcast to discuss, well, Friday the 13th of March, 2020. A day defined by Jim as ‘The Hardest Day of His Career’, it involved losing $400k in ARR, losing his family’s daycare, and testing positive for Covid-19. This is his comeback story - with actionable tips for how some startups can adapt and recover from pandemic conditions. 

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May 19, 2020  

Spotify Makes Exclusive Deal for All Joe Rogan Content - What’s Next for Internet Creators?

Linh Dao Smooke and David Smooke discuss Joe Rogan's upcoming deal with Spotify and the potential implications for internet creators worldwide. Is this a turning point of the internet? Or just the next NBC licensing Friends and The Office to Netflix deal? ... Which was a pretty big deal for Netflix claim to the video streaming market share... Plus we discuss - all while walking in Colorado - how the pandemic has levelled the playing field for limiting production value. Things like Some Good News. If you can, might as well: MAKE SOMETHING TODAY. 

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May 8, 2020  

Open Orchard’s Andrew Levine Discusses Decentralization, Distributed Computing, and Enabling Developers To Build dApps Faster

CEO of Open Orchard, Ex Head of Communications & Advocacy at Steemit Andrew Levine joins Utsav Jaiswal to discuss whither blockchain, what inspired Andrew and his team at Open Orchard to start their project on launching new Blockchain Koinos, the driving philosophy as well as the underlying technology. Andrew talks about the differences between Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hiveblocks and Koinos Blockchains, how the Koinos will enable developers build their own dApps faster. Community's questions asked via #HackerNoonKoinos, related to explaining Blockchain to those not in the know, how success and knowledge are not as intertwined, the role of open source community and technology stalwarts in the adoption of niche technologies, and why the best way to boost progress in the world is to make it easier for everyone to launch more powerful applications.

Check related reads on Hacker Noon:

Inside Tron's Steem Takeover Attempt and the Birth of the Hive Blockchain

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May 1, 2020  

Washington Post’s Ben Golliver Discusses NBA’s Microsoft Partnership, Kawhi’s Logo Lawsuit, and the Modern Reporter’s Techstack

Washington Post NBA Reporter Ben Golliver joins David Smooke on the  Hacker Noon podcast to discuss Microsoft winning the NBA deal, what the Kawhi Leonard logo lawsuit means for the shoe industry, how the reporter’s tech stack has evolved over his career, what talents and traits lead to quality front office decision makers, the path from blogging to mainstream media, how the pandemic affected sports podcast advertising budgets, ways NBA players can make more money off the court, what it’s like to break Lebon James’ controversial China statements, the future of monetizing micro-content, the possibility of NBA players holding stock in their franchises, the emerging long tail seo of podcast listenership, and of course, how much fun it is to watch Zion hoop (“If LeBron is the athlete of Twitter, Zion is the NBA athlete of Instagram”). Also check out Ben’s G.O.A.T and Open Floor podcasts. 

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April 8, 2020  

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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March 27, 2020  

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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February 3, 2020  

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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January 17, 2020  

Blockchain, Cardano and Smart Contracts with Charles Hoskinson - Cardano Co-Founder, CEO of IOHK

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In this episode HackerHodl (Utsav) interviews Cardano co-Founder and IOHK CEO, Charles Hoskinson.

They discuss Cardano as a blockchain and an enabler of functional Smart Contracts to drive scalable, secure, and fast transactions over the chain. Cardano just launched their Shelley update that is also an incentivized testnet.

“The model for smart contracts is broken or people were sold this idea that your entire application lives on the Blockchain. The reality is it doesn't. It's a service oriented architecture. So if you're gonna have your own servers, you have clients, you have a server-client model, but there's certain parts of your business logic in your application that are too trusted. So you take them out.”

“People forget the 19th century. America had hundreds of private money. All of them failed. So then after the first generation, people said, wow, this stuff is here to stay. We can decentralize trust, create a common source of truth amongst people. We can push money around. The problem with Bitcoin is that it is blind, deaf and dumb. It doesn't understand the world around it. You can't do smart transactions.”

 —Charles Hoskinson

 

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December 5, 2019  

Decentralized Discussions with Startup CEOs Mark Nadal and David Smooke

Back from migration hiatus! Tune in to Mark Nadal, creator of the GUN decentralized database, and David Smooke, Founder & CEO of Hacker Noon, discussing open source, decentralization, faagm, and a bit about their upcoming partnership. 

August 29, 2019  

E62 - Banking the Unbanked with Anton Mozgovoy - Former VP of Technology at Humaniq

Episode 62 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Former VP of Technology at Humaniq, Anton Mozgovoy

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In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Hacker Noon contributing author, Anton Mozgovoy, former VP of Technology at Humaniq. 

They discuss his prior project in which the blockchain was utilized and a coin created to bring financial power to the unbanked in Africa; at its peak, they were 500,000 members strong. They also get a bit into the challenges facing the growing generational divide being accelerated by the pace of advancing technology, as well as the global forces at play in the technology space.

“There are actually close to 2 billion people on the planet that don’t have access to the banking system. They’re still using cash; they’re still trading with each other. It’s just that they’re not trading on a global scale. It means that they can send money [over] a distance.”

“That’s just one simple use case if you’d applied to many different models out there. One of the biggest ones that blockchain people really refer to which is Metcalf’s Law that tells you that the power of the system is quadratically correlated to the number of people that are involved in it and then they like to apply it to: what would happen if we could get those 2 billion that are right now excluded and include them into this global eco-system.”

 —Anton Mozgovoy

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August 22, 2019  

SE04 - Hacker Noon’s Editors Talk #noonies: On Voting, Winning, Tweeting, and Cheating

 

 

Special Episode 04 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: Join Hacker Noon Editor’s Natasha Nel and Storm Farrell as they converse with Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke on everything Noonies.

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In this episode David Smooke interviews Hacker Noon Editor’s Natasha Nel and Storm Farrell to discuss the Tech Industry’s Greenest Awards, the noonies!  

They cover what went right, what went wrong, as well as some of the noonies biggest winners.

 

“When we were conceptualizing this idea for the awards voting/polling situation, we didn’t really find any obvious, simple voting or polling apps. And as far as we could tell, none of the solutions allowed us to set up a situation where there was a very light touch voting opportunity for users, so we opted to build one ourselves”

 —Storm Farrell

“The tech industries greenest awards! The noonies were built to recognize perfectly the best and worst people and products of the internet, and indeed they were.”

“Thank you to the community for taking part. There were a lot of who were really enthusiastic, and I’m grateful.”

 —Natasha Nel

“There’s areas where we can go further with custom voting and how what we choose to build with the future of the product is it’s kind of interesting to think about how content is shared, and then when it’s curated well, how is it shared more.”

 —David Smooke

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August 20, 2019  

#CrazyTechStories @ Huckletree, London, England - Set 2

#CrazyTechStories!

 

Where Hacker Noon brings you a handful of stories from the community at large.

Сrazy tech stories is part of a larger series of talks presented in association with Indeed Prime and Huckletree at Huckletree’s London location.

This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by Indeed Prime. 

Visit https://www.indeedprime.com/hackernoon/ to flip the script on the job search and join now for access to resumé reviews, 1:1 sessions with technical career coaches, personalized work-style assessments and even negotiation tips to help seal the deal.

In this episode you get to meet Priansh Shah, co-founder of Aiko AI, David Smooke, CEO of Hacker Noon, Anthony Rose, Founder and CEO of SeedLegals, and Thomas Webb, artist/hacker extraordinaire

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August 13, 2019  

E61 - We Are Living in the Simulation Hypothesis with Riz Virk

E61 - The Simulation Hypothesis: Exploring The Real with Riz Virk

 

Episode 61 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Author/Entrepreneur Riz Virk

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In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Hacker Noon contributing author, Riz Virk to discuss his recently published book, The Simulation Hypothesis. 

In a world where the nature of our being in this place we call reality is so often taken for granted amidst the need to sustain the status quo, Riz explores the very real possibility (and in some schools of thought, a very real PROBability) that what we experience as “real” is in fact a simulation akin to a video game with it’s quests, achievements, and leveling up through our experiences.

“What is Science and what is Religion? Both are attempts to try to find the truth about our physical reality and what is inside or outside of that reality and what the rules are. In the Simulation Hypothesis what science is actually discovering is what we in the video game world would call a physics engine.”

“The Simulation Hypothesis is a model that we live in an information-based reality that’s being rendered for each of us may end up coming closer to explaining these things than a lot of other models that are out there.”

 —Riz Virk

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August 8, 2019  

E60 - $1B in Orders on LeafLink’s Platform with CEO Ryan G. Smith

Episode 60 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Ryan G. Smith of LeafLink

LeafLink has become a major player in the cannabis space, recently raising $35M in their series B fund raise. Discover how LeafLink provides solutions in the cannabis space by streamlining the ordering, transparency, and sales rep processes with a robust online community and order management tools.

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In this episode, Patrick Murray interviews Ryan G. Smith on how LeafLink grew to $1B in orders on their platform, making up 16% of all B2B orders in the U.S. More at http://firstbillion.leaflink.com/. Ryan also goes over how LeafLink became the first cannabis company named on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list and Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise and more!

“The use case, real quick, is if you are purchasing manager at a dispensary, typically you would text, email, phone call 30-50 brands every week or so to stock your shelves, now you can go on LeafLink, create a multi-brand cart, hit submit, and then those invoices get sent out to all those brands, and then they have some SaaS tools which help them then manage the life cycle of the order internally all the way through to delivery.”

“I’m confident about going through these processes but a lot of it is being comfortable, being uncomfortable knowing you don’t know. Those phrases that are too often used, but it’s true. If you think you’ve got it all figured out, nobody wants to deal with people like that. Everyone is just like an old baby, pretty much like an old child”

- Ryan G. Smith

 

 

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August 1, 2019  

Top Articles - Cassie Kozyrkov - Why Businesses Fail At Machine Learning

Top Articles is Hacker Noon's way of highlighting the best from the community of contributing authors.

"Why Businesses Fail At Machine Learning" by Cassie Kozyrkov

Cassie is Chief Decision Scientist at Google, where they've coined the term "Decision Intelligence Engineering", which is a service offered by Google designed to assist businesses in assessing their applied machine learning needs.

This article is from June 2018. Cassy explores the idea that when businesses attempt to utilize applied machine learning, they have a habit of attempting to reinvent the wheel

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July 30, 2019  

E59 - From Liberal Arts to Tech with Lauren Maffeo

E59 - Breaking Into Tech with a Background In Liberal Arts with Lauren Maffeo of GetApp

 

Episode 59 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Lauren Maffeo of GetApp

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In this episode Derek Bernard interviews Lauren Maffeo of GetApp.  Lauren shares how she went from a Media Studies degree in Liberal Arts Media to Research Analyst of Technology at GetApp. 

“I majored in media studies in college pretty intent on going into journalism when I graduated. Unfortunately about halfway through college the recession hit and that was about the same time that ad spend was shifting from news organizations and news sites over to digital websites like Facebook and Google who now own an enormous total collective ad spend”

“The business model for a lot of journalism outlets collapsed and what was a competitive industry before became very difficult to enter after the fact.”

"In hindsight I think my media studies degree I thought at the time that those degrees were going to prepare me for a career as a reporter, but I actually think they were better preparation for what I do now as a research analyst because that kind of education primes you to look at a market, find gaps within that market, ask critical questions about the status quo and then give solutions for what to do differently. And I see a lot of parallels between my work as an analyst here and what I did academically, and so in hindsight that humanities education was great preparation for a career in tech.

 —Lauren Maffeo

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July 23, 2019  

#CrazyTechStories @ GitHub, San Francisco, CA, United States

#CrazyTechStories!

Where Hacker Noon brings you a handful of stories from the community at large.

This #CrazyTechStories is part of a larger series of talks presented in association with PubNub and GitHub at GitHub's San Francisco location.

This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by PubNub. 

Visit https://www.pubnub.com to check out how PubNub brings you APIs for realtime apps

In this episode you'll hear three talks from three Hacker Noon contributing writers:

Pranava Adduri - Productivity Hacker Using Modern Text Editors

Lily Chen - Feature Fatigue Kills UX

Jordan Schuetz - Real Time APIs that Transform the Human Experience (feat. Peloton & Logitech)

 

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July 18, 2019  

E58 - IBM’s Four Pillars for Enterprise Blockchain Development with Jerry Cuomo of IBM

E58 - IBM’s Four Pillars for Enterprise Blockchain Development with Jerry Cuomo of IBM

 

Episode 58 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Jerry Cuomo of IBM

This episode of Hacker Noon is sponsored by DigitalOcean. Discover why developers love DigitalOcean and get started with a free $50 credit at https://do.co/hackernoon 

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In this episode Trent Lapinski interviews Jerry Cuomo on IBM’s open-source initiatives towards enterprise Blockchain technologies, going into the value-add of Hyperledger and Hyperledger Fabric to enterprise operations.

 

"These are problems that are not waiting for tomorrow to be solved.

There is a wonderful moment when a developer meets a business-informed person, and there is this cross-pollination that occurs where an age-old business problem. with Blockchain now as a set of tools and techniques for businesses to collaborate, provides a resolution.” 

When you see the sparkle in that founder’s eye. That, you know, ‘this has been a thorn in our side for generations’, and now we recognize it as an industry.” 

Jerry Cuomo

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July 17, 2019  

E57 - Centralized, Decentralized, and Independent Media with David Smooke of Hacker Noon

Centralized, Decentralized, and Independent Media with David Smooke of Hacker Noon

 

Episode 57 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with David Smooke of Hacker Noon

Sponsor:Alpaca - “Hack Financial Systems”

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In this episode Amber Cazzell interviews David Smooke of Hacker Noon.  David shares his insights and experiences taking a startup from conception to successful business in the digital publication space. As well as the decisions that motivated the move from Medium to developing Hacker Noon’s own platform.

 

"The writing is on the wall that the next step for Hacker Noon is that it needs to be its own software.

People telling their own stories. We want to level that up by like 100x, and, the rich people deciding what stories should trend, try and slow that down.” 

Where we’re at in the landscape is we’re not trying to break news. We’re trying to get experts to amplify their voice. So when people are doing cool things in technology - research papers from Stanford for example - like that’s an interesting thing for us to republish and get very smart people who are building related things to read.

I think that young entrepreneurs are better off publishing something small each day than trying to spend two weeks getting into BBC or CNN or whoever their target is. How do I reduce the barriers for me to get something out each day? And each day I can share more of my story and my ideas, and that will attract more people that are interested in those ideas too.”  —David Smooke

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