Below is our recent interview with Akasha Rose, Slogging Community manager at HackerNoon:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: HackerNoon is built for technologists to read, write, and publish. We are an open and international community of 15k+ contributing writers publishing stories and expertise for 3M+ curious and insightful monthly readers. Founded in 2016, HackerNoon is an independent technology publishing platform run by David Smooke and Linh Dao Smooke. “Write anywhere, publish on HackerNoon.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: HackerNoon is now rolling out the Slogging application to start publishing select tech-focused Slack communities like Product School, Greater Colorado Venture Fund, State of Digital Publishing, and Civic Hackers. The Slogging app is not yet publicly available, but any tech company or Slack community can request access to Slogging via this brief form.
Slogging was designed in house by the team that built the collaborative content management system that powers Hackernoon. Slogging gives admins the ability to turn their Slack conversation threads into publishable articles on HackerNoon. In beta with only HackerNoon published writers, the first 100 posts have published on the #SLOGGING hashtag.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: “Over the last year, we realized our tech lead had published 30,000+ Slack updates but only 12 HackerNoon posts. So we made Slogging to better write and publish together,”
On the Slogging Slack community, top HackerNoon writers have already used Slogging to interview, AMA “meet the press” style, tech leaders like Alex Lee founder of Shells.com, Max Kordek founder of Lisk, the team behind Launchpool, Den.Social and Dragonchain.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: When available in the Slack App store, Installing the app will take seconds, and HackerNoon is looking for tech and marketing companies with large slack communities who would like to explore partnerships to publish their content on HackerNoon. The team has ensured that including multimedia like images, Youtube videos, gifs and Tweets all interact smoothly with the app.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: “Slogging inspires a whole new way of engaging as a team, and engaging with your audience. If you are a big tech company, or an active Slack community, those great conversations that your members have every day will no longer disappear once your Slack gets to 10,000 messages or more – with Slogging, the world can see your community’s vision through the eyes of the people who are making it.