Aug 5–13: Editor’s Recommendations:

In Math We Trust. Do You? Or Should You?

“A few days ago, one of my favorite artists, Carlos Cruz-Diez, passed away. He is considered one of the fathers of kinetic art, which plays with the viewer’s perspective to provide the illusion of movement. He had a scientific, almost mathematical, approach to art and did a lot of research on the physics and the physiology of color perception.”

- Founder, Olivier de Jong — Trejo

Zen of Stochastic Gradient Descent Principle

“A good approach to avoid analysis paralysis.”

- Founder at Modelchimp; 9 years in data science: Samir Madhavan

What’s Next for Surveillance Capitalism and Social Domains?

“A psychologist’s perspective on why, how and when digital privacy violations irk us.”

- PhD…

Listen to the interview on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Can also watch the interview on YouTube.

In this episode, Patrick Murray interviews Ryan G. Smith about how LeafLink grew to $1B in orders on their platform, making up 16% of all B2B orders in the U.S. More at Ryan also goes over how LeafLink became the first cannabis company named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise and more!

“The use case, real quick, is if you are purchasing manager at a dispensary, typically you would text, email, phone call 30–50 brands every week or so to stock your shelves, now you can go on LeafLink…

“Last month, Facebook rocked the world with its blockbuster Libra announcement. Even a year ago, the idea that an iconic United States company would launch a digital currency or that a sitting president would tweet about it seemed insane,” writes Dan Jeffries. Tech professionals talking shop

Hey Hackers — We’ve made some changes to make it easier to access the variety of threads in our community forum. The homepage now displays all categories, the three latest threads in each category, and a quote to frame what the reader could be getting into. Check it out:

Quotes to Frame Community Categories:

Random “People believe the only alternative to randomness is intelligent design.” — Richard Dawkins

Technology “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” — Albert Einstein

Stories “You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built in the human plan. We come with it.” — Margaret Atwood

Check out the Hacker Noon help section. It’s setup as a wiki, so the left hand navigation is your go to source for navigating your way to something that’s hopefully helpful. You can also search for a document in the upper left. This micro-site is brand new, so please bear with us in this public beta — a lot more resources to add. We hope to work towards a library that almost makes talking to a human obsolete (but humans are available via, or can reach us DM us on Twitter or post about it in our Community…).

This Help Section was built with You need a wiki, where anyone can create a wiki with Google Docs that your team will want to use.

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