Dear Loyal (& disloyal/arch-enemy) Readers:
I’m dropping back in to write something non conference related for the first time in years to say thank you all for being a part of this wonderful journey the last four years.
Shortly after our team was rejected from Ycombiminator, I clicked the create button for a medium publication that was originally titled “Hacker Daily” when my co-founder (and Hacker Noon’s ceo) David Smooke pointed out how medium publications worked. For the next couple of weeks, I went to work automating the things that humans didn’t need to do, as I generally do throughout my work.
Around 10pm Jan 7, 2016, we went live, and everything went crazy. We received over one thousand story submissions in nine days. I cannot properly give words to the whirlwind the early days were, the hustle it took to recruit tech leaders over the years, and to just be a part of growing a cool place to spend time on the internet.
This has been an absolute highlight of my life, and I know I’m not going too far out of band to say that everyone involved with the project feels pretty much the same.
I’m off to go form the Traveling Hackburys, but first, here’s a photo of David in a birthday hat:
Happy Hacking everyone, here’s to … four more years … of Hackernoon!