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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.

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November 27, 2018  

SE02 - University of Boulder Live Edition: Linh & David Smooke Speak at Disruptive Entrepreneurship Class

Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke & COO Linh Dao Smooke recently spoke at University of Colorado Boulder's Disruptive Entrepreneurship class taught by Professor & Hacker Noon contributing writer Nathan Schneider. Learn more about Hacker Noon's equity crowdfunding campaign

"On the internet right now, there is a massive battle going on between centralization and decentralization." - David

"It's what drives us everyday: we know that people want to read more, write more and that people rally behind us when we are threatened by an external source." - Linh 

"Know that the obstacles are only a day, and tomorrow will be a new day and that obstacle won't be as bad, or maybe it'll be worse and day after will be better." -David

"It's the community that decides what we're gonna' look like - therefore we think it's the best reflection of the internet." -Linh 

"We're people that built a company out of iteration, and we did not intend to make one of the most popular tech blogs." - David

"How can we reflect the internet? The merits should be the story and the story itself." - Linh

Learn more about Hacker Noon's equity crowdfunding campaign.

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