the hackernoon podcast
the hackernoon podcast
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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 Amy Tom.
How Decentralized Can We Get in The Modern World?
Amy Tom (a new voice on the podcast and a Hacker Noon editor!) is joined by Sharmini Ravindran, the CMO at Mysterium Network. They discuss achieving anonymity from the modern Internet, incentivizing peer-to-peer networks on a global scale to improve personal privacy and data control, and the humanitarian aspects of Internet accessibility. In this episode, Amy and Sharmini chat about: Whether true decentralization from the modern Internet is possible or not (20:00) The shift towards distributed permissionless peer-peer networks (03:45) VPN nodes that allow anonymous bandwidth sharing between peers (13:25) The humanitarian impact of the Internet and what happens when control is taken away from the user (27:00) The varying levels of control placed upon the Internet in different countries (11:15, 22:30) Follow Sharmini & Mysterium Networks: You can visit Mysterium Network's Website at mysterium.network You can follow Sharmini on Twitter at @the_sharmini
Mar 26
55 min
The Definitive Bubbleball Book and The Future of the NBA's Revenue
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
Feb 15
54 min
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.   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
Nov 27, 2020
56 min
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.    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/
Nov 25, 2020
39 min
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.    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/
Oct 28, 2020
22 min
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.
Oct 21, 2020
54 min
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.
Oct 21, 2020
1 hr 2 min
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: 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
Oct 4, 2020
15 min
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 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. 🚀
Oct 2, 2020
23 min
AI and Quantum Computing to the Rescue
Natasha Nel's AI alter-ego hosts Hacker Noon's first robot podcast.
Sep 30, 2020
7 min
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