David Smooke is the leader of Hacker Noon. He grew the company from startup marketing agency (ArtMap Inc) into a publishing and software company (Hacker Noon). 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 the 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.