June 1st 2020
@linhLinh Dao Smooke
I co-run Hacker Noon with my husband. Mostly, we just chase after our daughter Norah.
Over the weekend, instead of our usual “taking a break” from work mode, we at Hacker Noon have been talking among each other about the heaviness of past weeks events, and how we as a company can do anything meaningful in response to them.
There are decades where nothing happens, and there are days where entire decades happen. This week, this month, this year, has definitely felt like the latter.
History is happening in front of our own eyes. The question is: which side of history do we want to be on?
However; unanimously and almost instantaneously as a team, we decided that now is not a time to worry about the optics.
Decades and centuries of injustice can’t be solved by one hashtag, one banner, one company, in one day. But neither (and never) can silence.
Here’s how it looks on the homepage:
We’ve also changed our logos across the Hacker Noon social ecosystem to a simple, borderless black-and-white logo to reflect our solidarity with the movement.
- Economic impact felt by yourself or your community due to the pandemic
- “Diversity” hiring stories and data in tech
- Experiences of running small businesses and startups while being a POC (btw, that’s yours truly and I’ve loved sharing my experience doing that so far)
- How you are helping your own communities in times of crisis
- Ways your local entrepreneurs are pivoting their businesses
- Insight into big tech cultures
- Educational organizations and brands that elevate the voices of minority
- Personal growth journeys and essays
- Deeply technical tutorials for beginners
- Live events featuring nonwhite keynote speakers
- Academic essays that tackle implicit bias and racism
Lastly, I wanna leave you with a list of 10 inspiring stories by black writers of Hacker Noon: