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This week, I’ll be grouping top Hacker Noon stories by hyperbole:
Most Discussed Analysis of the Week
The Ethereum-blockchain size has exceeded 1TB, and yes, it’s an issue by StopAndDecrypt. This story garnered 56 responses, including a passionate one from ETH’s creator Vitalik Buterin. Read more about ETH.
Best Story Authored by an 8x Olympic Medalist
The Blockchain Isn’t Going Anywhere. Here’s How To Stay Ahead Today And Ensure Success Tomorrow by Apolo Ohno. He’s the only person who ever made speed skating exciting to watch (IMHO), and now, he’s growing his own blockchain company. Read more about Blockchain.
Least Memorable Story
Machine Un-Learning: Why Forgetting Might Be the Key to AI by Natalie Fratto. It’s very refreshing to learn how you (or a cat or a machine) can learn more by forgetting first. Read more about AI.
Best Foot in Mouth Advice
Things you should never say when interviewing for a developer role by Isabel Nyo. There’s many things in here you shouldn’t say, but there’s also a beautiful ending: What you say matters and what you don’t say speaks volumes. Read more about Tech Job Interviews.
Simplest Thing-Labeler Synopsis
The simplest explanation of machine learning you’ll ever read by Cassie Kozyrkov. “Machine learning” makes its way into a lot of pitch decks, homepages, and funding news, but this Googler reminds us that at the core it’s simply a thing-labeler. Read more about Machine Learning.
Best Explanation for Children That Actually Has More Use Cases With Adults
How I Explained Smart Contracts to My 10 Year Old by Pavel Bains. This Cavs versus Warriors smart contract example will become a go-to for when someone asks, “what’s a smart contract? Read more about Smart Contracts.
Highest Quality Listicle Compromised of 88 Points
88 ways to become better end to end software developer by Leo Kyrpychenko. Areas of focus are communication, engineering, design, operational, quality, product management, project management, marketing, business acumen, risk aversion, ideation, compound effect, and obviously, theory & practice. Read more about Software Development.
Best Product Development is Not-Marketing-but-it-is-Marketing Post
How my app grew by 5,800% in one month with no branding or marketing by Assaf Elovic. Retention, retention, retention! Read more about Product Development.
Featured joke credit above, 15 jokes only programmers will get by Pavel Malos.
Oh, and don’t forget to keep up with these great ongoing crypto series:
- Daniel Jeffries’ Cryptocurrency Trading Bible.
- David Gilbertson’s Crypto Trader’s Diary.
Until next time, don’t take the realities of the world for granted.
David Smooke, AMI
P.S. Also read May’s top 10 Hacker Noon stories.
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