David Smooke @David

Grew up on the east coast. Grew old on the west coast. Now, cooking in Colorado.

HackerNoon's a small team of editors, software developers, and startup people working to publish the best technology stories and build the best publishing software. I run the business with my partner Linh Dao Smooke. Our entirely free library is 100k+ stories about #programming, #startups, #cryptocurrency, #ai, #javascript, #bitcoin, #web-development, #entrepreneurship, and everything else #technology. Our flagship product is the content management system that powers HackerNoon.com. It's built for technologists to read, write, learn, and publish. All for free - no paywalls, no popups, no needless pixels - just quality technology stories. In addition to running ads, HackerNoon monetizes via business blogging and writing contests. We've served 4k+ tech companies as customers, published over 45k+ curious and insightful contributing writers, raised $2.9M from 1,300+ awesome shareholders such as Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Stefan Thomas, and my mom (who bought a couple shares in our equity crowdfunding round, thanks mom!). Since launch, 300M+ humans have visited HackerNoon to learn something about technology. In my spare time, I enjoy walking, basketball, skiing, and being around funny ppl, like my kids.