WTF are The #Noonies? by@noonies

WTF are The #Noonies?

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

What are the Noonies? 

The tech industry’s greenest awards. These awards - and the voting software powering this site - are presented by Hacker Noon. In last year’s inaugural Noonies, 55k+ votes were cast. 

What is Hacker Noon?

How hackers start their afternoons. We are working to be the best place for technologists to read, write, and publish. Learn more about us and how to publish

What does "Noonies" mean?

Once an hour every hour, it’s Noon somewhere 🙂 Think Dundies - but for technology. We’re trying to reward unappreciated corners of the internet. 

How do I vote?

You can’t vote yet. Voting opens August 13th, 2020. But you can nominate anyone for any award! The Hacker Noon staff has suggested 5ish nominees per award, and we’ll be adding 5ish+ nominees by the Hacker Noon community before voting.

How do I nominate someone? 

Click on any individual award and type the name of your nominee. You also have the options to ask a “why” and a URL for more context. 

Can I sponsor The Noonies? And/or an individual Noonie Award? 

The headline sponsor slot has been taken by Amplify Exchange, the only place to buy and sell crypto worldwide with zero trading fees.

However, If an individual award doesn’t already have a sponsor, you can sponsor before voting starts (Aug 12). The best sponsors also offer cool prizes to the winners. Here’s more information and how to book a meeting. Current sponsors include but are not limited to  Radix, Sustany Capital, Grant for the Web, Skillsoft, Beyond Skills, Udacity, and Flipside Crypto.

Are you adding more awards?

Probably not. Hacker Noon staff curated 200+ awards. Looking for the community to double our nominees right now. But if you have a quality award idea with a great sponsor prize, email [email protected] with the subject: NOONIES AWARD IDEA: “Award Title” before voting begins.

How do I submit stories to Hacker Noon?

Glad you asked. Simply create an account and submit a story. Our editors will review it within 4ish days! Learn more about publishing with us here

Who can I contact about the Noonies?

[email protected]. She is the Hacker Noon Managing Editor leading this project with Fullstack Software Engineer Storm Farell.

What do the winners get?

Street cred, a sense of making a difference in the world. All award winners get five years of a free dot tech domain (example, Noonies.Tech), courtesy of Radix.

Additionally, if the award has a sponsor, the winner will also receive a custom 1:1 t-shirt designed by Hacker Noon's Kien Dao and a sponsor prize. For example: this Noonie includes $1k cash from Grant for the Web, this Noonie includes a year’s subscription to an intelligent learning platform, and this Noonie includes $3k cash from Radix. Any and all prizes for individual awards are listed on the individual award page. 

Can I pay to get nominated?

No, but you can submit your nomination for us to review.

When can I vote?

Voting starts on August 13th and ends on October 13th, 2020. People can vote once per day per award. 

How do I build a custom award voting site like this? 

We built ours from scratch. If you'd like us to power a site like this on your own domain or subdomain, email [email protected].


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