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Hackernoon logoRetired Software Richard Eng Discusses Rust, Golang, Smalltalk, China and More! by@noonies

Retired Software Richard Eng Discusses Rust, Golang, Smalltalk, China and More!

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The Tech Industry's Greenest Awards. Public Nominations Are Open. Voting Starts Aug 13.

Richard Eng 2020 Noonie Nominee for Blockchain from India has been nominated for a 2020#Noonie in the Future Heroes and Technology categories.. The Noonies are Hacker Noon’s way of getting to know — from a community perspective —  what matters in tech today. So, we asked our Noonie Nominees to tell us. Here’s what Richard had to share.

1. Which 2020 Noonie have you been nominated for?

Golang, Productivity.

2. Tell us a bit about yourself.

Retired software engineer. Consummate blogger. Smalltalk evangelist.

3. Tell us about the things you make / write / manage / build.

Programming competitions like JRMPC and programming tutorials like this one:

4. What are you most excited about right now?

Camp Smalltalk Supreme in 2022 (see

5. What are you worried about right now?

My health.

6. What's the most useful advice you've ever given somebody?

Follow your passion.

7. How has the pandemic changed your life and/or career?

Made everything less convenient.

8. If we gave you $10 million to invest in one thing right now, where would you put it?

In a high tech startup.

8 . What's an opinion you have that most people don't agree with?

China is a magnificent country worthy of our respect and awe.

10. Which apps can't you live without?

HitFilm Express, GIMP.

11. What are you currently learning?

Rust programming language.

For much the same reasons Hacker Noon decided not to put good ideas behind pop-ups or paywalls — nor abuse your personal data to target you with creepy ads — we also decided that you don’t have to be a #thinkfluencer or have 50k followers on Twitter to earn the recognition that comes with a 2020 Noonie Nomination. 

NOONIES NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN ACROSS 5 CATEGORIES — technology, decentralization, software development, future heroes, and back to the internet, Blockchain — UNTIL AUGUST 12, 2020. Make somebody’s day and nominate them to be recognized in the internet’s most independent and community-driven awards: NOONIES.TECH.


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