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Conversations with technologists about technology. Hosted by Hacker Noon's Editorial Team: David Smooke, Natasha Nel, Utsav Jaiswal, Limarc Ambalina, and Arthur Tkachenko.
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The Washington Post's Ben Golliver joins Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke to discuss the process of writing his new book, "Bubbleball: Inside the NBA's Fight to Save a Season," and the pandemic's impact on the NBA's revenue. With no/few fans in the stands and the decline in the number of games from the pandemic, the National Basketball Association is expected to loss about $4 billion dollars in 2021. In addition to discussing his bubble writing and publishing process, we talk about the NBA's options to stimulate revenue, such as expansion fees for new franchises and how to make substantial investments into the NBA's digital experience.    Some related reads on Hacker Noon (where we usually publish more about things like software development, blockchains, startups, and everything tech): NBA’s Microsoft Partnership, Kawhi’s Logo Lawsuit, and the Modern Reporter’s Techstack Sports Teams Need To Embrace Digital Innovations to Regain Engagement and Revenue Lost to COVID-19 The Gaming Ecosystem Explained Making Up the Best Team in NBA History   Buy the book - Bubbleball: Inside the NBA's Fight to Save a Season
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.   READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM:  https://hackernoon.com/tagged/gaming https://hackernoon.com/tagged/virtual-reality https://hackernoon.com/tagged/vr   FOLLOW SKYDANCE INTERACTIVE: http://skydance.com/interactive/ https://twitter.com/skydanceint https://www.linkedin.com/company/skydance-interactive/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC46qwhk1MvnGkFNWWk7SXyg
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.    READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM:  https://hackernoon.com/tagged/gaming https://hackernoon.com/tagged/virtual-reality https://hackernoon.com/tagged/vr   FOLLOW VERTIGO GAMES: https://vertigo-games.com/ https://twitter.com/vertigogames https://www.youtube.com/user/VertigoGames https://www.linkedin.com/company/vertigo-games-bv/
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.    READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM:  https://hackernoon.com/tagged/gaming https://hackernoon.com/tagged/video-games   FOLLOW NIS AMERICA: https://nisamerica.com/ https://www.facebook.com/NISAmericaInc/ https://twitter.com/NISAmerica https://www.linkedin.com/company/nis-group/
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.
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.
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: Sustany Capital, .TECH Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, and Beyondskills. 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OweMKhW4po   READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM:  https://hackernoon.com/tagged/business https://hackernoon.com/tagged/recommendation-systems The Obvious Flaw in Recommendation Systems by Nataraj Sindam   FOLLOW NATARAJ ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natarajsindam/ https://twitter.com/natarajsindam   CHECK OUT NATARAJ’S END2END PODCAST: https://open.spotify.com/show/39sihqVOYpq60z8UA6FYbw https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/end-2-end/id1482225169
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 Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, 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 Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, and Beyondskills. Vote in the 2020 Noonies before voting closes on 12 October! Read more on Hacker Noon — it's how hackers start their afternoons. 🚀
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 Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, 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   READ MORE HACKERNOON.COM ⚡
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 Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, 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?   READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM:  https://hackernoon.com/tagged/business https://hackernoon.com/tagged/freemium The Freemium Model's Reciprocation Effect by Nataraj Sindam   FOLLOW NATARAJ ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natarajsindam/ https://twitter.com/natarajsindam   CHECK OUT NATARAJ’S END2END PODCAST: https://open.spotify.com/show/39sihqVOYpq60z8UA6FYbw https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/end-2-end/id1482225169
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 Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, 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.  
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 Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, 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   
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 Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, and Beyondskills. READ MORE — decentralization stories blockchain stories crypto stories ALL ON HACKERNOON.COM 💸
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 Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, 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.) READ HACKERNOON.COM
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 Domains, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Flipside Crypto, Udacity, and Beyondskills. IN THIS PODCAST:  Matt Klein on the state of mental health (tech) in America Melinda LB Lewis on leveling up community and humanity in startup culture Ryan Dawson with real-world examples of how ethics is affecting commerce Muhammed Bilal on the collapse of traditional education  Brian Wallace on why we need Chiefs of Soft Skills  Tian Zhao on Web 3.0 and technology solving the problems of technology Gajesh Naik on healthtech and the early detection of disease Sharmistha Chatterjee on AI and the implementation a Covid-19 vaccine  Alexey Grigorev on the no-code movement, applied to Machine Learning Vladimiros Peilivanidis on 5G, technopolitics and surveillance
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   READ MORE ON HACKERNOON.COM:  https://hackernoon.com/tagged/virtual-reality https://hackernoon.com/tagged/virtualreality https://hackernoon.com/tagged/virtual-reality-technology https://hackernoon.com/tagged/augmented-reality   SIGN UP FOR ONE HAMSA’S NEWSLETTER VIA THEIR WEBSITE: https://www.onehamsa.com/
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: 🤖 Insights Into the Global Robotics Market 🐫 Today's Thriving Startups Will Be Camels, Not Unicorns ✊🏿 3 Actionable Steps for More-Inclusive Tech Teams 🤝 How to Negotiate Everything in Life 🤯 How to Not Attribute to Malice Things Adequately Explained by Stupidity 👧 How I Started My Own Business at 19 Read the full stories: hackernoon.com
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:  https://hackernoon.com/tagged/marketing https://hackernoon.com/tagged/careers https://hackernoon.com/tagged/founders https://hackernoon.com/tagged/networking https://hackernoon.com/tagged/startups VOTE FOR YOUR BEST TECH IN THE 2020 NOONIES: https://noonies.tech/  KEEP UP WITH SARAH EVANS: https://hackernoon.com/u/sarahevans https://twitter.com/prsarahevans
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:  https://hackernoon.com/tagged/product  https://hackernoon.com/tagged/sustainability/ https://hackernoon.com/tagged/product-management/ https://hackernoon.com/tagged/product-strategy/ https://hackernoon.com/tagged/climate-change/ VOTE FOR YOUR BEST TECH IN THE 2020 NOONIES: https://noonies.tech/award/best-use-of-tech-for-good https://noonies.tech/award/best-green-tech https://noonies.tech/award/hacker-noon-contributor-of-the-year-women-in-tech https://noonies.tech/  TAKE THE AURORA SUSTAINABILITY QUIZ: https://aurorasustainability.com/quiz/ JOIN THE AURORA SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY:  https://www.instagram.com/aurorasustainability.sa/ https://www.facebook.com/AuroraSustainabilityCommunity/ 
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.  
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Robert Yarborough

DOPE

Jun 3rd
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Matt Robinson

the ads overlaying on the interview were so annoying for this episode that I had to stop listening halfway through..not sure what happened during editing but that needs to be fixed

Dec 9th
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