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David Smooke

Hacker Noon
Founder
David Smooke is the leader of Hacker Noon. He grew the company from a boutique marketing agency (ArtMap Inc) into a publishing powerhouse (AMI Publications) in 3 years - and for most of that time single-handedly. David is relentless in his pursuit of the story. He begins his every morning by reviewing the best Hacker Noon story submissions from all around the internet. Previously, David was part of the founding team at SmartRecruiters, the talent acquisition suite. He graduated from University of Redlands with degrees in Creative Writing & Economics. In his spare time, David reports to the actual CEO of Hacker Noon, his daughter Norah.

Hacker Noon is an independent technology publication with the tagline, "how hackers start their afternoons." Founded in 2016 and run by David Smooke and Linh Dao Smooke, Hacker Noon is one of the fastest growing tech publications with 7,000+ contributing writers, 200,000+ daily readers and 8,000,000+ monthly pageviews. Our traffic is ranked in the top 5K of all websites worldwide and in the top 3k of all US websites by Alexa. We publish ≈ 20 stories per day from around the internet.