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Live Action NFTs, Character IP, and Alien Conjecture with Paul Wight (The Big Show), Neil Stevenson-Moore & David Smooke

Oct. 5, 2022

How will digital collectibles affect film production and fan engagement? Paul Wight (formerly known as The Big Show) and entrepreneur Neil Stevenson-Moore join HackerNoon founder David Smooke to discuss ComicCon, hotel pseud…

Live Action NFTs, Character IP and Alien Conjecture with Paul Wight (The Big Show), Neil Stevenson-Moore & David Smooke

Oct. 5, 2022

How will digital collectibles affect film production and fan engagement? Paul Wight (formerly known as The Big Show) and entrepreneur Neil Stevenson-Moore join HackerNoon founder David Smooke to discuss ComicCon, hotel pseud…

Discussing Crypto, NFT, and Web3 Scams with HackerNoon

May 27, 2022

In this episode, David Smooke (Hacker noon Founder & CEO) and Utsav Jaiswal (Vice President Of Business Development) held a discussion about security vulnerabilities crypto and NFTS. They talk about rug pulls, exploitation o…

Can We Protect Ourselves Against Zero-click Attacks?

May 10, 2022

If you’re still not scared of cybercriminals now, you might be after hearing about zero-click attacks from Cam Canales, a Cybersecurity Analyst at CDW 👀 Amy and Cam chat about zero-click attacks like the NGO Baharani attack,…

Gathering Threat Intelligence to Strengthen Security

April 27, 2022

Stand up and listen in, Hackers! Nour Fateen, a Sales Engineering Manager at Recorded Future, talks to Amy about threat intelligence. They chat about the Threat Intelligence Lifecycle process of gathering data, analyzing it,…

Discussing the Russia-Ukraine Cyber War with Eran Fine

April 19, 2022

Amy chats with Eran Fine, the CEO and Co-founder of Nanolock Security, about the ongoing cyber war in Ukraine. They also chat about the history of Russian-Ukrainian cyber attacks, ransomware, the Colonial Pipeline attack, an…

Women in Cybersecurity with SheSec Pakistan

April 12, 2022

Girl, pull up a chair and take a seat at the head of the boardroom because we are talking about women in cybersecurity this week on The HackerNoon Podcast. Misbah Fatima (Head of Security) and Farza Ashraf (Security Analyst)…

Handling Smart Contracts with Ioana Frincu

April 5, 2022

Ioana Frincu joins Utsav Jaiswal on this week’s episode of The HackerNoon Podcast to discuss DeFi, smart contracts, and OG crypto secrets.   On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast, Utsav asks: How can we invest in DeFi ef…

Exploring Crypto Fundamentals with Josh Swigart

March 29, 2022

Utsav Jaiswal chats with Crypto Analyst and Twitter Influencer Josh Swigart (aka Crypto Fundamentals @BlocksNThoughts) about all things crypto. Utsav digs deep into Josh’s thoughts on Bitcoin, NFT, DeFi, stablecoins, and mor…

The State of the Russia-Ukraine War from a Ukrainian HackerNooner

March 22, 2022

The world and Ukrainians have shown incredible unity before Putin's encroachment on freedom and democracy. The strength of the Ukrainian army grows with each donated dollar and written word of support. This is already eviden…

How to Recover from the Log4j Supply Chain Attack with Ilkka Turunen

March 16, 2022

In this episode of the HackerNoon Podcast, Amy Tom sits down with Ilkka Turunen to talk about Supply Chain Security. They go over the Log4J incident that made a lot of apps built-in Java vulnerable to exploitation, what it m…

Community Governed Loans and Mobile Money in Nigeria with Adebola Adeniran

March 8, 2022

In this episode of the HackerNoon Podcast, Amy Tom sits down with Adebola Adeniran to talk about Money; specifically, mobile money in Nigeria. They go from sending money via email in Canada to how https://moni.africa (Moni) …

Everyone Is Doing Remote Work but Not Everyone Is Doing It Well with Michael Brooks.

March 1, 2022

On this episode of the HackerNoon podcast, Amy Tom and Michael Brooks get into everything freelance. They dive into https://golance.com, Michael’s freelance marketplace company. How it came about and Michael’s insights on ru…

Why Build Inhouse When You Can Leverage API’s?

Feb. 22, 2022

On this episode of the HackerNoon podcast, Amy Tom talks to Jon Mux, CEO of Mux, and Thierry Schellenbach, CEO of Stream. They dive into why each of them started their API-powered platforms. While covering topics like their …

Growing @depthsofwikipedia to 500,000+ Followers: Wikipedia Meets Instagram

Feb. 15, 2022

Annie Rauwerda is a neuroscience student by day and the curator of @depthsofwikipedia on Instagram by night. Since the pandemic, Annie has grown her Depths of Wikipedia Instagram page to 500,000+ followers. Amy Tom talks to …

What Is a Shitcoin? Learning Crypto with Amy

Jan. 25, 2022

Okay, what the f is a shitcoin?! Amy chats with Ben Sunderland of Everscale and the Nevermind the Shitcoins podcast about... well... shitcoins 😂   On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: What is a shitcoin? (01:15) 💩 I’m …

All about startup growth with Lomit Patel

Jan. 18, 2022

Lomit Patel is the Senior Vice President of Growth at Together Labs and a bestselling author 🏆 He is the author of the book, Lean AI, which is part of the Lean Startup series by Eric Ries. Amy chats with Lomit about his expe…

What Is Ethereum? Learning Crypto with Amy

Jan. 11, 2022

Join Amy Tom as she asks ALL the questions about Ethereum to Andrew Levine, CEO of Koinos Group.   On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: Who tf is Vitalik Buterin!? (03:28) What is Ethereum? (05:44) What's the differenc…

Demystifying AI with Louis Bouchard

Jan. 4, 2022

Louis Bouchard is a master's student by day and an Artificial Intelligence content creator by night. He is the creator of the YouTube channel, “What’s AI?”, which has 23k+ followers today. Amy chats with Louis about his cont…

What Is Bitcoin? Learning Crypto with Amy

Dec. 21, 2021

Finally, all your dumb Bitcoin questions that you're too embarrassed to ask will be answered! Join Amy Tom as she learns about Bitcoin from Andrew Levine, CEO of KoinosGroup. 🪙   On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: Ok…

The Teen Entrepreneur‘s Survival Guide with Arian Adeli

Dec. 16, 2021

At 16 years old, Arian Adeli founded his first company, Rivo Trading, a FinTech startup. Today, he's a successful 17-year-old CEO and an Internationally Best-Selling Author. Amy Tom chats with Arian about his experience as a…

What the Heck is a Blockchain? Learning Crypto with Amy

Dec. 14, 2021

Welcome welcome, ya lil crypto newbie - don't worry, this is a safe place to learn. Join Amy Tom as she asks ALL the questions about Blockchains to HackerNoon's resident crypto editor, Utsav Jaiswal.   On this episode of The…

Live Your Life and Everyone Will Be Okay with Adora Nwodo

Dec. 7, 2021

There are no delusions of grandeur here, we're busy defying patriarchy! 🧙‍♀️ Amy Tom sits down with Adora Nwodo, a Software Engineer at the Microsoft Mixed Reality team and a Hacker Noon Noonies Nominee. She's also a Publish…

What Even Is Money? Learning Crypto with Amy

Dec. 2, 2021

Finally, Amy is joining the bandwagon and diving DEEP into crypto. Join her on this episode of Learning Crypto with Amy where Utsav Jaiswal explains all things crypto. And, what better place to start than exploring the origi…

Leave Nothing to Chance with Experimentation

Nov. 30, 2021

Amy Tom chats with Robert Neal, Head of Experimentation at LaunchDarkly, about running experiments, A/B testing, and working with data. On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: What does experimentation mean? (01:02) and h…

About the Hosts

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.