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October 14, 2021  

Media Conglomerates Are Taking Over The World

That's right, media conglomerates are taking over the world... or at least are trying to. This Week on Planet Internet, David Smooke, Amy Tom, and Ustav Jaiswal dive into the world of big media - think Facebook, Disney, Comcast, ATT - about the policies, who owns them, and more.

๐ŸŒŽ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • What is a media conglomerate? (02:10)
  • What's the deal with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies? Examining the Forbes "business combination" (08:43)
  • Which are the largest media conglomerates? (16:30)
  • Who owns what in the big media world? (22:52)
  • How to explain NFTs to people who think they're just JPEGs (32:30)
  • Utsav makes a cheeky blockchain joke that needs a full explanation (40:32)

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October 13, 2021  

Into the Depths of Wikipedia

Annie Rauwerda is a neurology student by day and an Instagram curator by night. Since the pandemic, Annie has grown her Depths of Wikipedia Instagram page to 376k followers and counting. Amy Tom talks to Annie about how she grew her page, how she connects with her followers, and how she decides what to post. ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • What is the Depths of Wikipedia's Instagram page all about? (00:50) ๐Ÿ“ฑ
  • How did Annie grow her Instagram page? (02:22) ๐Ÿคณ
  • How does Annie decide what to post? (08:32) ๐Ÿ™Š
  • What is the Wikipedia community like? (15:16) ๐Ÿค
  • How does Annie diversify her content? (20:10) ๐Ÿ€
  • What is Annieโ€™s advice for hacking the Instagram algorithm? (24:04) ๐ŸŒŸ

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October 12, 2021  

Economics, Crypto, and Really Smart Women

Utsav Jaiswal sits down with Amber Ghaddar, Founder at AllianceBlock, about building the AllianceBlock Protocol, understanding money matters, and getting down to business. ๐Ÿค

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • How did Amber get her start? (02:50) ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ
  • Can we democratize capital itself? (13:23) ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
  • How does Amber get people to open up to the idea of Bitcoin regulation? (28:25) ๐Ÿ˜ต
  • What is the economic effect of making Bitcoin a legal currency? (42:33) ๐Ÿคญ
  • How do Amber's AllianceBlock tokens work? (53:05) ๐Ÿค‘

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October 7, 2021  

Critical Thinking, Cryptocurrency, and a Space Hotel

Nicolas Ng, Hang Ngo, and Ellen Stevens examine the details of how HackerNoon is controlling the social media empires, the specs of the Facebook whistleblower video, how the rise and fall of the Soviet Union lead to a crypto-obsessed population. Also, why we plan to host our conferences in a space hotel. Hope you join us!

๐ŸŒŽ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • Gen Z does NOT use Facebook! (05:09) ๐Ÿ˜ต
  • How frequently do you actually see hateful content on Facebook? (08:35) ๐Ÿค”
  • Do you think allegations should be treated as facts? (9:27) ๐Ÿค”
  • How much responsibility should private companies have for the things that people choose to do? (13:31) ๐Ÿค”
  • Why you should quit social media permanently! (17:50) ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Why are Ukrainians among the top adopters of cryptocurrency in the World? (18:51) ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป
  • Would Nicolas stay in a space hotel even? (29:03) ๐Ÿค—
  • ย 

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October 7, 2021  

How to Build Your Personal Brand with Writing

Meet Scott D. Clary! Scott is a long-time HackerNoon contributor with over 20 published stories about business strategy. Amy Tom chats with Scott about hosting his podcast, building his career, and why he writes. โœ๐Ÿป

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • Why does Scott write? (02:00) ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ
  • What is Scottโ€™s writing process? (08:07) ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป
  • How did Scott learn to be a content creator and thought leader? (14:33) โœจ
  • What is Scottโ€™s secret to success? (21:49) ๐Ÿคซ
  • What is the coolest opportunity that Scottโ€™s writing brought him? (27:17) ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
  • What is Scottโ€™s advice for other writers? (35:23) ๐Ÿฅฐ

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October 5, 2021  

Protecting Billion Dollar Institutional Crypto-Assets: An Interview with Aaron Lint of Anchorage Digital Bank and Leslie Ankney

Utsav Jaiswal sits down with Aaron Lint (CISO at Anchorage Digital Bank and Leslie Ankney (the Communications Lead at Anchorage Digital. Aaron leads banking security operations at the first nationally chartered crypto bank. Leslie comes to Anchorage by way of Ditto PR, where she was Director of Blockchain and Digital Currencies Practice and Associate Vice President. Visa-backed Anchorage has safely held billions of dollars in crypto for institutions.

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • What is Aaronโ€™s favourite blockchain? (02:36) ๐Ÿฅฐ
  • Where does DeFi innovation come into the picture? (8:11) ๐Ÿ”จ
  • What does regulation mean to Anchorage? (13:06) โš–๏ธ
  • Whatโ€™s the deal with ATM security? Lol (21:17) ๐Ÿ”
  • What is the future of finance? (23:36) ๐Ÿ”ฎ
  • Are decentralized bridges safe? (27:30) ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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October 1, 2021  

Are NFTs Here to Stay?

Limarc Ambalina, Ellen Stevens, and Amy Tom debate the future of NFTs. This Week On Planet Internet - are NFTs here to stay? Will the hype die down?

๐ŸŒŽ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • How do you determine which NFTs are million-dollar investments? (02:01) ๐Ÿ˜ต
  • What gives art value? (08:37) ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • How can you invest in the metaverse? (11:15) ๐Ÿค‘
  • Is the metaverse even real? (14:32) ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป
  • Is there value in metaverse land? (21:10) NOT OFFICIAL INVESTMENT ADVICE LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • How hard do we have to look out for NFT scams? (24:05) ๐Ÿค”
  • How to embed NFTs into your HackerNoon story (32:30) ๐Ÿค—

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September 29, 2021  

Building a Blockchain Community

Utsav Jaiswal talks to Mitja Goroshevsky, Free TON's CTO, and Ben Sunderland, Free TON's Senior Community Manager, about building Free TON. ๐Ÿชœ

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • How was Free TON launched? (03:34) ๐Ÿฅณ
  • Is your blockchain technology working for you or against you? (13:43) ๐Ÿ™Š
  • How does Ben position Free TON against Blockchains like Bitcoin, Ethtereum, etc? (23:52) โ›“
  • Mitja talks about gossip-based blockchains (33:36) ๐Ÿ”
  • Where does the TON Crystal get processed? (42:02) โš™๏ธ

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September 28, 2021  

The Business of Death: Dealing with Loss and Grief

Linh Dao Smooke chatted with Liz Eddy, Co-founder and CEO of Lantern, THE company that helps death-planning easier. ๐Ÿ’†โ€โ™€๏ธ

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • When did Liz get her start? (01:14) ๐Ÿฌ
  • How did Liz found her business? (10:50) ๐Ÿคฏ
  • How did Liz know she wanted to solve societal issues with entrepreneurship? (15:35) ๐Ÿฅบ
  • How did Liz find her co-founder? (20:39) ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  • What is Liz's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs? (26:50) ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

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September 23, 2021  

Everyoneโ€˜s Getting Called Out

That's right - everyone is getting called out This Week On Planet Internet and no one is safe. Natasha Nel, Amy Tom, and Daria Kulish get so real, it will hit you deep in the heart. ๐Ÿ˜ต We're talking about our relationships with social media, New Hollywood, and other forms of mainstream media.

๐ŸŒŽ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • Has New Hollywood taken over? (03:06) ๐ŸŽฅ
  • Natasha gets profound (09:50) ๐Ÿ˜‡
  • Escaping mainstream marketing slush (12:00) ๐Ÿฅค
  • How to hack your quarterly performance review (20:00) ๐Ÿ™Š
  • What are we listening to/reading this week? (28:40) ๐Ÿ˜

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September 21, 2021  

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

Hey hackers! We thought youโ€™d enjoy this episode from the archives. This episode was originally released on August 31, 2020. Enjoy! :partying_face:

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Natasha Nel fromย hackernoon.comย sits down with Sarah Evansโ€”tech industry PR legend and strategic communications startup founderโ€”to talk all things branding and influence: from personal to B2B.ย In this podcast:

  • How to accumulate 100k *genuine* followers on Twitter
  • What โ€œnewsworthyโ€ looks like today
  • How to increase credibility when youโ€™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 โ€˜Emotional Compassโ€™ for more mindful communications
  • Why and how to start building a networkโ€”especially when you donโ€™t need one
  • How to grow your influence by amplifying the voices of those around you

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September 16, 2021  

Checks, Balances, and Freedom: Censorship vs The Internet

Who wins in the battle of the internet and freedom of speech? ๐ŸฅŠ 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 without limiting freedom of speech?

๐ŸŒ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • The ensuing battle between freedom of speech and protecting people (01:07) โš”๏ธ
  • What is the dealio with freedom of speech on the other side of the world? (05:39) ๐Ÿ˜ผ
  • Wait, what even is Litecoin? (08:55) ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • What does Zaeem, resident journalist, say about fake news & fact-checking? (14:20) ๐Ÿ˜ต
  • Uh oh marky mark, Facebook is under fire AGAIN this week (19:42) ๐Ÿ”ฅ
  • Who gets to decide what is okay and not okay? (27:47) ๐Ÿ‘€
  • Republican leaders in Texas sign off on a new bill about social media content moderation (33:22) ๐Ÿคฏ

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September 15, 2021  

Regulating Bitcoin: Why Crypto-Regulation Should Be Welcomed

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 what's up in the digital currency world. ๐Ÿฅ‡

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • "The blockchain doesn't care what we think," says Joseph (02:30) โ€ผ๏ธ
  • Does more blockchain regulation mean more fees? (05:43) ๐Ÿฅบ
  • Joseph breaks down the FATF - Financial Action Task Force (08:54) ๐Ÿ”จ
  • How can the ecosystem continue to succeed as regulations come up? (13:50) ๐Ÿค
  • "What we are seeing right now is something that crypto has never been faced with before," says Joseph (20:24) ๐Ÿ˜
  • Will there be regulations on P2P transactions? (25:41) ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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September 14, 2021  

Creating an Open Source Platform

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 started their open-source platform. ๐Ÿ™€

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • What was Ev's very first job? (01:44) And Ben's? (03:50) ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™€๏ธ
  • What are the roles of different co-founders? (10:31) ๐Ÿƒ
  • What do you do when you can't afford to hire new staff but you still need to GSD? (16:59) ๐Ÿ’ฅ
  • How do you maintain a unique startup culture? (25:44) โ„๏ธ
  • What did Ev learn from developing an open-source platform? (36:41) ๐Ÿญ
  • If open-source is so amazing, why WOULDN'T I make my product open-source? (41:50) ๐Ÿ˜ต
  • Why does Ben choose to follow the open-source movement? (43:46) ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  • How do open-source companies make money? (49:37) ๐Ÿ’ฐ

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September 9, 2021  

In Decentralization We Trust

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? ๐Ÿฅบ

๐ŸŒ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • The great debate on whether to use social financing options or stick to personal financing ๐Ÿ˜ต
  • Are trusted AI models fair? โš–๏ธ
  • Is it possible to create a successful decentralized video platform? ๐ŸŽฅ
  • Are social media algorithms biased? ๐Ÿ˜ช
  • What's going on with Thailand's digital currency? ๐Ÿ’ณ

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September 7, 2021  

What Is Being a FinTech CEO like?

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? Listen to find out - DUN DUN DUNNNN ๐Ÿ˜ต

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • What was Tom's very first job? (01:15) And Sean's? โœจ (02:10)
  • What was Wall Street like in the '80s? ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ (07:51)
  • Why did Sean start Camino? ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ (10:10)
  • How has diversity changed in the finance industry over the years? ๐ŸŒˆ (15:58)
  • Tom talks about what he wishes he knew at the start of his career ๐Ÿณ (23:15)
  • How should we think about financial education for minorities? ๐Ÿค” (30:48)
  • What does the future of FinTech look like? ๐Ÿคฏ (35:03)

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September 2, 2021  

The Robots Are Taking Over

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 all live in robot bodies and no one will be able to touch us. ๐Ÿฆพ

๐ŸŒŽ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • What's the latest with the tech behind the pandemic? ๐Ÿฆ  (00:42)
  • TL;DR: Robots are coming ๐Ÿค– (07:44)
  • Will Elon Musk's robots make our beds for us? ๐Ÿ› (11:38)
  • What's up with the love-hate relationship that we have with working? ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ (16:16)

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September 1, 2021  

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

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

August 31, 2021  

How to Succeed as a Young Female Entrepreneur

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 Ambikaย Miglani (Co-founders ofย Decrypted By Us) join Amy on the podcast this week to chat about their entrepreneurship journey ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • How do you know it's time to quit your full-time job to pursue your side hustle? ๐Ÿฅบ (05:00)
  • Why did Luna and Ambika start Decrypted by Us? ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ (07:58)
  • Why is it important for people who are part of a minority group to learn from other underrepresented communities? ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ (11:22)
  • Why did Sophie become a CEO? ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ (13:42)
  • What did Ambika and Luna wish they knew before they started? (17:38) and Sophie? ๐Ÿง  (21:23)
  • How do you balance the perception of being a "non-assertive" female CEO while also getting shit done? ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ (23:55)
  • What makes a good mentor, how can I get one, and how do I maximize the value of the relationship? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป (25:53)
  • Why is self-advocacy so important? ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป (31:10)
  • Do people truly believe that young females can't be CEOs? ๐Ÿคญ (37:56)

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August 26, 2021  

What Is the Future of Remote Work?

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) ๐Ÿ˜‚ But anyways that's neither here nor there because HackerNoon is a fully remote company and WE'VE GOT THINGS TO SAY about working remotely ๐Ÿ˜ค

๐ŸŒ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • First off, what have Amy, Marcos, and Linh's experiences with remote work been like? ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป (01:10)
  • How does remote work affect mental health? ๐Ÿง  (08:53)
  • Why are all the micro-managers are panicking about trust and accountability? ๐Ÿ˜‚ (12:50)
  • How has the pandemic shaken up the physical boundaries of the workplace? ๐Ÿง‚ (17:45)
  • To go back to the office or not, that is the question ๐ŸคŒ (21:12)
  • What is are our purposes for working? ๐Ÿฆธ (25:01)
  • What advice does Linh (Master of Remote Work) have for companies who want to be remote? ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ (31:15)

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August 25, 2021  

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

Michael Vittiglio dropped some serious knowledge bombs about game dev on this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast ๐Ÿ’ฃ Amy Tom asks Mike about the cost of game development - and not just money-wise. Amy and Mike chat about how to stay sane in a high-pressure industry, how many people it takes to produce a game, and about some of the technical resources required. ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • What is the gaming industry really like? ๐ŸŽฎ (01:14)
  • Mike talks about his gaming career ๐Ÿ‘พ (05:00)
  • What makes a game shatter records? ๐Ÿ•น (10:00)
  • How many people does it take to create a big title game? ๐ŸŽฏ (16:38)
  • What's the relationship between game developers and game investors? ๐Ÿค (21:53)
  • How do you lose a customer in the gaming industry? ๐Ÿฅบ (27:50)
  • What did Mike learn from the gaming industry that sparked his interest in LaunchDarkly? โšก๏ธ(33:50)

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August 24, 2021  

Starting a B2B SaaS Company

This one 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 their B2B SaaS companies๐Ÿ”ฅ

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • When did Ben found Dwolla (for the first time - lol entrepreneur life) and when did Jordan start Parabol? ๐Ÿค˜(01:27)
  • Ben talks about how he started his entrepreneurial journey in high school (03:11) and Jordan recalls his young entrepreneurial journey as well ๐Ÿฅบ (06:35)
  • Is post-secondary education recommended for entrepreneurship? (11:11)
  • The epiphany that led Jordan to Parabol ๐Ÿคฏ (16:41)
  • Why did Ben start Dwolla? (20:17)
  • Do CEOs start a company with the intention of selling it eventually? ๐Ÿง (28:56)
  • Are there certain types of people that make better CEOs than others? (34:58)

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August 20, 2021  

“It’s Easy to Start but Very Hard to Finish Strong” - Marketing Founders

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 advice on growing a company. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

On this episode of the HackerNoon Podcast:

  • What was Gil's very first job? (00:56) And Tom's? ๐Ÿ‘ถ (02:30)
  • Why didn't Tom pursue a medical career after school? ๐Ÿš‘ (06:48)
  • How did Gil start metadata? (10:00) And how did Gil grow his company? ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ (15:03)
  • When is the right time to pivot your business? ๐Ÿ›‹ (17:50) And how do you know when things aren't working out? (19:47)
  • What are some business scalability challenges marketing founders face? ๐Ÿ“ˆ (21:00)
  • If Tom knew what he was getting into 10 years ago, would he still have started Jebbit? ๐Ÿง(28:00)
  • Is reiteration just part of the entrepreneurship game? ๐Ÿ” (35:00)
  • What is Tom's #1 piece of advice for a first-time entrepreneur? (39:07) And Gil's? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป (40:35)

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August 19, 2021  

A Gaming Metaverse on The Horizon

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. ๐Ÿ‘…

๐ŸŒ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • How do you make money in the metaverse? ๐Ÿ’ฐ (01:00)
  • What were Limarc, Jeferson, and Amy's introductions to the metaverse? ๐Ÿผ (05:47)
  • What causes people to buy things from a metaverse? ๐Ÿ’ธ (10:04)
  • What's going on in the Fortnite world? Why did it work? โœ… (14:25)
  • Does Facebook count as a metaverse? Hint: if not now, maybe soon ๐Ÿ˜ฑ (19:33)
  • Facebook owns one of the biggest VR companies in the world: how will this affect the evolution of the metaverse? ๐Ÿ‘“ (23:05)
  • If we could bring back one metaverse each, which would they be? ๐Ÿ” (31:31)

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August 18, 2021  

What Is Crypto Adoption Like In Indonesia?

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 adoption in Indonesia, and more. โœจ

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • What is crypto adoption like in Indonesia? (03:20) ๐Ÿ’›
  • Does the Indonesian government support cryptocurrency adoption? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ (10:00)
  • What are the barriers to entry into the Indonesian crypto market? โ›”๏ธ (12:59)
  • How did Tokocrypto start? ๐ŸŒป (17:50)
  • What goes into creating a growth strategy? ๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ (24:20)
  • What is the culture like a Tokocrypto? ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง (30:03)

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August 13, 2021  

Discussing DeepFakes, Crypto, and Their Impact On Our Lives

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August 10, 2021  

Building an API-Powered Platform

There's Big CEO Energy on this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast. Jon Dahl, CEO of Mux, and Thierry Schellenbach, CEO of Stream, talk to Amy Tom about starting their API-powered platform ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast, Amy, Jon, and Thierry chat about:

  • Why would you build an API platform with a narrow focus? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ (02:32)
  • What were Thierry and Jon's very first jobs? (05:50)
  • Waaaitttttt, so when you sell a company and start a new company that builds off of your original idea, is that like... cool? ๐Ÿฅถ (10:27)
  • How many team members were on the founding team of Mux with Jon? (16:29) And how many co-founders did Stream have? (18:04)
  • How did YOU learn your Management Skills? (19:15)๐Ÿค”
  • Is opposing opinions important?(22:20)๐Ÿ‘Š

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August 6, 2021  

There’s No Place Like The Metaverse

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, and the Spirit airlines fiasco.

๐Ÿ‘ฝ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • What would you do if you got Zoombombed? ๐Ÿ’ฃ (00:45)
  • Are people less credible over Zoom calls? ๐Ÿง (08:04)
  • Did someone say the Gaming Metaverse? (13:57)
  • Horror stories and mass cancellations vs cheap-ass flights: who will be victorious? ๐Ÿ›ซ(15:29)
  • Loooool guys, we do not understand the ownership economy ๐Ÿ˜‚ (22:36)
  • Amy uses her economics 101 background to decipher David's economics riddle ๐Ÿงฉ(29:15)

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August 3, 2021  

The Land of The Lawless

Hi, it's me โ€” 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 learned along the way in the kitchen, in the studio, and behind the CEO's desk at Lately.

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • What was Kate's first job? ๐Ÿฅ‡ (01:19)
  • What did Kate learn from her role at the newspaper? (06:09)
  • Kate talks about the moment she realizes she was destined to be an entrepreneur ๐Ÿ’ซ (09:57)
  • How does Kate empower people to spread the "good word"? (16:10)
  • Kate describes accidentally creating the baseline for Lately's AI ๐ŸŒ (20:55)
  • Does Kate have any regrets or things she would have done differently? (26:05)
  • How does Kate gain supporters and customers as she reinvents the wheel? ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ง (30:58)
  • What's the future for Lately and AI? (36:38)

๐Ÿฅ‚ VOTE FOR KATE & LATELY AT startups.hackernoon.com/new-york/new-york-city

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July 29, 2021  

Oh Yeah, I’ve Heard of Algolia Before

OKAY - you get ten guesses. We'll be talking about ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ 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 funding news.

๐Ÿ”ฅ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • What went into the design process behind Startups Of The Year by HackerNoon? Kien's on the case (3:10) ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  • Why does Algolia sound familiar? (9:45) ๐Ÿ’ฏ
  • What the heck is the Delta-4 Wealth Creation Theory? (15:05) โ‰๏ธ
  • Hierarchy in a startup? Say what?! (24:00)โ‰๏ธ

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July 26, 2021  

HackerNoon & The Wild West of Startups

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. ๐Ÿ’š

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • How did HackerNoon start? ๐Ÿšฆ (01:08)
  • Wait - Storm, the dev mind behind the Noonies, didn't originally join HackerNoon as a Software Developer!? ๐Ÿธ (03:41)
  • How would Storm and Amy describe their experiences with working at HackerNoon? ๐ŸŒต (08:03)
  • Why did David choose to involve the readers to fund HackerNoon's move off Medium? ๐Ÿ’ถ (09:10)
  • When was the most difficult phase HackerNoon has been through? ๐Ÿ› (13:02)
  • Storm announces Startups of The Year by HackerNoon! ๐Ÿพ (15:56)
  • Storm talks about taking what he learned from the Noonies and applying that develop Startups of The Year โœ… (19:02)
  • David talks about how Startups of The Year will elevate people community voting โ˜˜๏ธ (22:31)
  • What's the future for HackerNoon? ๐Ÿ‰ (25:59)

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July 22, 2021  

Bits and Bytes and Data Delights

Limarc Ambalina, Ellen Stevens, and Amy Tom chat about data privacy โ˜ ๏ธ 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 is it a good thing or a bad thing? Let's find out. ๐Ÿ˜ต

๐ŸคŒ THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET:

  • How do you control your digital footprint? ๐Ÿ‘ฃ (01:20)
  • Is downloading apps that aren't from the Google Play Store safe? ๐Ÿง (08:15)
  • AI might be better than people at spotting wildfires thanks to data ๐Ÿคฏ (14:57)
  • If there was an AI that could detect danger in public spaces, but first needed hours and hours of video of public spaces, is that okay? โš–๏ธ (18:49)
  • Breaking down the TikTok algorithm and its use of AI ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ (24:16)
  • What's the problem with Bezos and space? Here goes Amy on another space war rant ๐Ÿ˜‚ (34:45)

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July 20, 2021  

Technically Speaking, You’re Wrong

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 HackerNoon Podcast while she finds out what it takes to cut it in the big world of technical writing. cue Rocky stairs training montage music ๐Ÿ˜ค

  • What are Sarah and Amy's grammar/English pet peeves? ๐Ÿคญ (03:57)
  • How is language evolving? (06:59)
  • How does technical writing differ from other kinds of writing? ๐Ÿ“ (08:59)
  • How do you write for a more technical audience? (14:01)
  • What kind of people are technical writers? ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป (19:30)
  • When should you hire a technical writer? (25:13)
  • How much technical knowledge do technical writers need? ๐Ÿง  (31:06)
  • What is Sarah's advice for people who want to become technical writers? (37:55)

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July 16, 2021  

Sorry Big Tech, We’re Breaking Up With You

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 ๐Ÿฅณ

  • Facebook sells its internet satellite orbit team to Amazon for an undisclosed sum. So of course - Amy, David, and Hang try to guess what the undisclosed sum was ๐Ÿ›ธ (00:41)
  • Also, between Amazon and Facebook - who benefits in terms of stock price? ๐Ÿ“‰ (04:57)
  • What does Biden's order to crack down on Big Tech actually mean? ๐Ÿ”จ (09:51)
  • Apparently, 2020 was a stock super sale. Hang shares her experience with investing in crypto๐Ÿ˜ฑ (16:20)
  • Is Amy finally going to invest in crypto? She gets the "how-to" on crypto investing (22:03)
  • Is decentralization & blockchain here to stay? ๐Ÿคž (23:26)

Oh yeah, guys, this is not official financial advice ๐Ÿ˜‚

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July 15, 2021  

An Underground Interview with John McAfee 13 Months Before his Death

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 McAfeeย 

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July 14, 2021  

The Dogecoin Salut

Welcome to this beautiful corner of the internet - Dogecoin meets partying & decentralization. Amy Tom talks to Gary Lachance, a Vancouver-based Dogecoin millionaire and the founder of the Decentralized Dance Party, about how he invested $300 into Dogecoin in 2014. Now, he's launching his latest project - the Million Doge Disco.

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • What happens at a Decentralized Dance Party? (04:06)
  • "Decentralized parties are cool but have you seen decentralized currency?" (09:10)
  • So what's the deal with the Million Doge Disco? (15:33)
  • The future is a "doge-verse, meta-verse, party-verse, good-time-universe layer" (22:37)
  • Gary's advice for people who want to launch their side project (29:00)
  • Is Gary nervous about Elon's sway over Dogecoin and the fact he's built his platform entirely around Dogecoin? (30:05)
  • Gary talks about the strongest brand in the world (33:14)

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July 9, 2021  

A Clubhouse convo with Linh, David and the folks at Genesis Investment

Hacker Noon: Retro Edition!

COO Linh and CEO David talk with Genesis Investment about everything from business to personal life and all things in between. Viewers young and old will be astounded by what you hear. We cannot promise this episode will cure whatever ails you, but it certainly will not make it any worse. You will leave this episode a changed person, so much so that if your ex-wife will only take you back if you "make some serious changes," just listen to this podcast and that'll be all the personal growth necessary to win that charming lass back.

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Recorded on the Beautiful, Sunny Monday Afternoon of March 22, 2021, in the heart of the Colorado Wilderness.

July 8, 2021  

The Investor Next Door

Would you risk it all on a trading bot? ๐Ÿค– David Smooke, Amy Tom, and Guy (the Cher of HN - jk his last name is Torbet) talk about special purpose acquisition companies, culture & novelization, equity crowdfunding, and trading algorithms.

This Week On Planet Internet, David, Amy, and Guy are getting into the hard-hitting questions:

  • What was up with the SPAC deal with NextDoor? ๐Ÿšช (01:06)
  • Uhmmmm quick side note, did Zuck ruin foiling? ๐Ÿ˜… (07:44)
  • Do we stan novelization as hard as Quinten Tarantino does? ๐Ÿ˜ค (10:42)
  • Should software users be able to own part of the companies they support? ๐Ÿค (15:50)
  • Are you confident enough to bet all your capital on a self-built algorithm trading bot? ๐Ÿฅต(22:20)
  • What kind of tech are we into at the moment? Amy's tech purchase is coming in the mail, Guy is learning something new, and David has a new tech tool (lol) ๐Ÿ’ฐ (27:30)

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July 7, 2021  

Flash Loan Attacks On The Blockchain

Utsav Jaiswal is joined by Sam Kim, Founding Partner at Umbrella Network, and Miguel Morales, Technical Advisor to Umbrella Network, to talk about flash loans on the blockchain. They discuss how flash loan attacks happen, the implications of flash loan attacks on the finance market, and the relationship with the blockchain. ๐Ÿ”ฆ

On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast, Utsav talks to Sam and Miguel talk flash loans:

  • What is a flash loan attack? ๐Ÿ’ฅ (02:37)
  • Is there a world where the communications can be streamlined that ensures pricing is always fair? ๐Ÿ’ฐ (06:53)
  • Do I need to be a programmer to take out a flash loan? ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป (10:11)
  • What happens when people like Elon Musk tweet about certain coins? Also, what the hell is a Floki? ๐Ÿฅ (18:24)
  • Can flash loan attacks be traced? ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ (27:34)
  • Why would people use Oracles? (38:22) And is there a use case for Oracles and the Binances of the world? ๐Ÿ‘€ (43:50)

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July 1, 2021  

3 Bears and an Episode That’s Just Right

Ahh, parentingย - something 2 people on this podcast episode know a lot about ๐Ÿ˜‚. Linh Dao Smooke (Mama Bear of 1), Richard Kubina (Papa Bear of 2), and Amy Tom (definite Baby Bear) talk about parenting in the age of the internet and the pandemic ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ. What happens when a teen is up against the Supreme Court for an internet freedom-of-speech case? How are kids learning during the pandemic? Find out This Week on Planet Internet. ๐Ÿ’ฉ

We are bringing the parents together (&ย Amy LOL) to talk about:

  • Teen Angst vs. Supreme Court: the case that riled up all the Karens in the highest court of the land ๐Ÿ‘‘ (03:50)
  • The tech and super-parent strength behind supporting children and learning during the pandemic ๐Ÿ’ป (11:11)
  • How did the kiddos learn from home? ๐Ÿ  (14:50)
  • "The pandemic didnโ€™t start educational disparitiesโ€”but it has made them worse" - a HackerNoon story from this week โš–๏ธ (21:22)
  • What was it like to be a kid in a non-technical family? ๐Ÿ“š (28:51)
  • Markdown for what? Richard talks about creating the HN Markdown editor - Editor 3.0 โ‰๏ธ(31:39)
  • It's summer, so we're doing heatwave updates fun summer plans โ˜€๏ธ (40:50)

SHOWNOTES ๐Ÿ—’

June 30, 2021  

The Fascinating Side of Debugging

Yoz Grahame, a Solutions Architect at LaunchDarkly, joins Amy Tom on The HackerNoon Podcast this week to talk about bugs and debugging. Yoz โ€” who is somewhat of a bug fanatic โ€” explains software, bugs, and what happens when bugs derail a system. ๐Ÿ•ท

This week on The HackerNoon Podcast, Amy and Yoz talk about:

  • What is dev culture like around bug blaming? ๐Ÿ› (05:00)
  • Amy cracks open Yoz's database of bug knowledge (08:30)
  • Why does it take so long for bugs to get fixed? ๐Ÿœ (16:08)
  • If developers and bugs go hand in hand, why do software debugging tools suck? (21:50)
  • Yoz talks about building custom tools and the tool he'd recommend building on your own ๐Ÿž(27:36)

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June 29, 2021  

Have Video Games Ever ‘Crossed the Line’?

Hacker Noon's Gaming Editor Limarc Ambalina talks to Video Game Blogging Fellows Jack Boreham and Nicolas Ng about the times video games may have crossed the line.

Warning: Due to the topic of discussion, this episode will go over scenes of extreme violence, homicide, and suicide in video games. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

In this episode, Limarc, Jack, and Nicolas discuss:

  • EA Games and lootboxes
  • Oldschool flash games and newgrounds.com
  • Gratuitous violence in video games
  • Call of Duty's 'No Russian' Mission
  • ...and more

Top 3 Quotes from the Show

  • EA Games' loot boxes crossed the line and created one of the most infamous moments in gaming
  • No Russian put you in the shoes of a terrorist and didn't give you the choice to play the hero
  • As VR games become more immersive, we have to define what boundaries games are willing to cross.

When have #videogames crossed the line? Games like #callofduty #gta and more have been accused of doing so on more than one occasion.

When have #videogames crossed the line? Games like #callofduty #gta and more have been accused of doing so on more than one occasion. In this podcast, we talk about the ethics of #lootboxes in games, as well as some of the most infamous depictions of gratuitous violence in #gaming history.

June 24, 2021  

Leaving Bezos in Space Makes the World a Better Place

Natasha Nel, Amy Tom, and Ellen Stevens are talking about BIG MONEY. ๐Ÿค‘ Yeah - we're talking layoffs and payoffs at Booking.com and American Airlines, the massive petition to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth, and the fallout from China's ban on crypto mining.

THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET ๐ŸŒŽ

  • Ellen weighs in on the latest American Airlines debacle and the "not so good optics" of the situation โœˆ๏ธ (01:45)
  • Booking.com's hot mess - more rich stealing from the poor despite #globalpandemicvibes ๐Ÿ’ธ (04:23)
  • Should Bezos should be left in space? ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€ (06:53)
  • Amy talks about the disparity of power and money โš–๏ธ (11:10)
  • What's the latest with Bitcoin and China's crypto-mining crackdown? โ› (14:39)
  • The podcast's resident "Tinder superuser" talks about the pandemic-altered online dating landscape ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘จ (18:12)
  • Natasha kicks off HackerNoon Reviews with Polar Vantage M2 Sports Watch (22:18) and Ellen's article: Biohack a Super You โŒš๏ธ (24:59)
  • Amy, of course, is on a cleaning hype with an in-wall vacuum (26:21), her TikTok tip of the week (27:12), and a passwordless future ๐Ÿงน (28:10)
  • Ellen reminds everyone that it's okay to cover your webcam ๐Ÿ“น (32:55)

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June 23, 2021  

Magical Blockchain Genies & Explaining Blockchain to your Indian Mom

The Blockchain bros are in the house! ๐Ÿ  Utsav Jaiswal talks to Tim Frost (CEO of Yield App), Arun Philips (Community Manager at Polygon), and Miles Anthony (CEO of Decentral Games). On this episode of the Hacker Noon Podcast, we're offering unsolicited advice on explaining Blockchain to your Indian mom and magical Blockchain Genies ๐Ÿ˜‚

Utsav asks Tim, Arun, and Miles:

  • Okay so... we're asking the experts in the Blockchain industry: how do you explain what you do to your mom? ๐Ÿ˜… (03:29)
  • If you could go back 5 years ago, what would you have done differently? (09:49)
  • What is the future of the Blockchain & application industry? ๐Ÿ”ฎ (16:24)
  • Utsav conjures a magic Genie who makes Tim, Arun, and Miles pick between the BSC or Ethereum Blockchain, OOP (36:10)
  • What have you learned from building your Blockchain applications? ๐Ÿ“š (43:04)

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June 22, 2021  

Creating a Multi-Cloud Strategy with Mark Gamble

Amy Tom talks to Mark Gamble, the Product & Solutions Marketing Director at Couchbase, about data-for-good initiatives and creating a Multi-Cloud Strategy.

In this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast:

  • Mark talks about the data-for good and the initiatives he is passionate about (01:57)
  • Data visualization is a skill (08:31)
  • Multi-Cloud vs. Hybrid-Cloud (12:30)
  • Does Amazon/AWS do this internationally as well? (21:23)
  • How do the Kubernetes Containers connect across multiple platforms? (25:30)
  • As a CTO, do I have to worry about the connection layer between clouds? (28:50)
  • Is it difficult to get my Couchbase database to connect with another AWS location? (30:00)
  • Where will Multi-Cloud go in the next 5 years? (35:20)

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June 21, 2021  

Every Game is a Party: CEO, Steve Hall, on Digital Strategy

Every AUDL game is a party according to Steve Hall, the CEO of the American Ultimate Disc League. ๐ŸŽ‰ From releasing their first NFT to taking live games to live streams, AUDL is a very digital organization. Despite being in the sports & entertainment industry, Steve tells Amy about his strategic focus on building digital engagement with fans.

In this episode of the Hacker Noon Podcast:

  • How do you get into the CEO mindset? ๐Ÿง  (03:29)
  • COVID-19 pushed AUDL to create the Athletic Care Network - a virtual healthcare system for the players (5:05)
  • Pivoting to live stream events after the loss of in-person events and building electronic engagement ๐Ÿ“บ (06:58)
  • AUDL launched AUDL MoMintz, their player video-highlight NFTs. Steve talks about how they were inspired by NBA Top Shot (12:34)
  • Steve says, "Entertainment is digital now". AUDL takes its digital strategy beyond social media marketing ๐Ÿ“ฒ (17:28)
  • To keep your customers, you need to digitally innovate or you will get left behind. Steve talks about AUDL upcoming digital plans (21:00)
  • Setting a corporate vision, motivating employees, and establishing trust are important aspects of the CEO role ๐Ÿ‘€ (25:49)
  • Diversity in hiring is important - 35% of AUDL are women, including women who hold leadership positions (28:32)

Connect with AUDL:

  • You can connect with AUDL on Twitter @theAUDL

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June 17, 2021  

They Canโ€™t Stop All Of Us!!

Do Aliens exist? ๐Ÿ‘ฝ Limarc Ambalina, David Smooke, and Amy Tom talk about storming area 51 and the Pentagon's upcoming UFO report, El Salvador's adoption of Bitcoin, and the return to the office. ๐Ÿคช

This Week On Planet Internet ๐ŸŽง

  • How will the return to the office affect workplace culture? ๐Ÿ˜ญ (01:56)
  • Maybe this will lead to a rise in coworking spaces ๐Ÿค” (06:20)
  • The President of El Salvador declared they will soon accept Bitcoin as legal tender. What does this mean for Bitcoin? ๐Ÿ“ˆ (08:03)
  • Amy tries to wrap her head around governmental backing of cryptocurrency ๐Ÿคฏ (10:58)
  • Limarc, Junior UFO Hunter, discusses the Pentagon's upcoming scheduled release of a report on UFOs ๐Ÿ›ธ (15:44)
  • LET'S STORM AREA 51 ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ (18:39)
  • Tech of the Week: Amy just discovered some new exciting settings on her Android (23:55), David's been considering buying his daughter her first computer (25:59), and Limarc is playing a new VR game that sounds pretty cool ๐Ÿ–ฅ (27:59)

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June 16, 2021  

Using Feature Flags For Testing In Production

Amy Tom talks to Yoz Grahame, a Solutions Architect at LaunchDarkly about feature flags. ๐Ÿด Yoz has worn many hats in his tech career - from programming to movie production to developer advocacy - he seems like he's done it all! Yoz talks about his career and how he ended up at LaunchDarkly. Amy gets curious about feature flags and how they work. ๐Ÿค“

In this episode of The Hacker Noon Podcast:

  • Yoz says that as you become a more experienced engineer, you realize that it is your ability to communicate with others that is important ๐Ÿ—ฃ (5:40)
  • Yoz took an interest in tech at 5 or 6 years old and learned basic programming on a Sinclair ZX80 (09:15)
  • Yoz talks about how he worked on The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy in the late '90s ๐Ÿ‘ (12:39)
  • Amy asks if Yoz has suffered from switching projects too many times and gets his thoughts on corporate loyalty (16:20)
  • Sooooo Amy wants to know Yoz's process for evaluating project opportunities ๐Ÿค” (21:14)
  • What's tech scene like in London? (27:30)
  • Amy attempts to explain feature flags - it actually goes pretty well ๐Ÿ˜Ž (30:30)
  • Yoz talks about the idea of testing in production (36:28)
  • Is there a situation where feature flags don't make sense? โ›ณ๏ธ (41:10)

Connect with Yoz and LaunchDarkly

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June 15, 2021  

Managing Databases on Kubernetes with Anil Kumar

Amy Tom talks to Anil Kumar, the Product Manager at Couchbase, about becoming a Product Manager, writing his book: Couchbase on Kubernetes, and creating a multi-cloud strategy. ๐Ÿ˜

This week on The Hacker Noon Podcast:

  • Anil has been at Couchbase for 8 years, and prior to that was at Microsoft for 7 years. Amy needs to know - what is it like to grow within a company? ๐Ÿคฏ (05:25)
  • Anil did his Bachelor's and Master's in Computer Science. Amy asks if he has any regrets about his education experience (10:10)
  • Anil talks about the book he wrote: Couchbase on Kubernetes ๐Ÿ“— (12:03)
  • Anil talks about what you need to manage the database and the levels of complexity with databases and multi-cloud strategies (16:00)
  • What are the trends around Kubenetes containers and databases? ๐Ÿ“ˆ (19:42)
  • Anil gives advice to businesses looking to move their database operations to Kubernetes (27:15)

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June 11, 2021  

Is Rainbowification Controversial?

Happy Pride Month, Hackers! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Amy Tom, Linh Dao Smooke, and Kien Dao have a thoughtful conversation about LGBTQ+ culture in the tech industry and intersectional discrimination in the workplace. They also discuss WWDC 2021, the iOS 14.6 privacy update, and security news. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค๐ŸคŽ

This Week On Planet Internet, Amy and the Daos get into:

  • Is participating in rainbowification for Pride month considered controversial? โค๏ธ (05:27)
  • What is Pride/LGBTQ+ culture like in Vietnam where Kien currently lives? ๐Ÿงก (08:03)
  • Rainbowifying the Hacker Noon brand: Kien gets into his design process ๐Ÿ’› (12:30)
  • Kien, our resident Apple lover, explains what went down at Apple's WWDC 2021 Keynote ๐Ÿ’š(17:43)
  • Linh updated to iOS 14.6 and Facebook asked her to share 3rd party data permissions. Whaddup with that? ๐Ÿ’™ (21:58)
  • Amy gets jazzed about the cybersecurity news in America - she explains the JBS foods cyberattack ๐Ÿ’œ (27:17)
  • So apparently Jeff Bezos is going to space ๐Ÿ–ค (34:39)

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