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Our Magazine

HACKER BITS is the monthly magazine that gives you the hottest technology and startup stories straight from Hacker News. We select from the top voted stories for you and publish them in an easy-to-read magazine format.

Our Contributors

(just a few)

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    Jeff Atwood

    Jeff is a software developer, author, blogger and entrepreneur. He is known for the programming blog Coding Horror, and is the co-founder of the Q&A website Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange Network.

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    Joe Armstrong

    Inventor of the programming language Erlang. PhD in computer science, and Adjunct Professor of computer Science at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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    Heidi Roizen

    Heidi is the Operating Partner at DFJ, a lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Stanford, and a recovering entrepreneur.

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    Jacques Mattheij

    Inventor of live-streaming-video on the web, currently mostly active as interim CEO/CTO and doing technical due-diligence for top-flight VCs.

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    Matt Mazur

    Matt is a developer at Automattic where he focuses on growth for WordPress.com. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and two kids.

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    Ossi Hanhinen

    Writing web stuff since he was in elementary school. He is always trying to learn something new and interesting — nowadays surrounded by the brilliant people of Futurice.


Generally, articles must have at least 200 upvotes on Hacker News. We make exceptions if we found the article really useful. We tend to focus on the evergreen stories so that our readers can learn, the authors can teach and everyone grows. Sorry nytimes, arstechnica and theguardian… :)
The format is not set in stone. However, we aim to run 10 stories every month:

  • 3 programming stories
  • 3 startup stories
  • 2 opinion pieces
  • 2 interesting stories

If we feel a story is really worth reading, we may run more than the quota for each category.

Yes, we always ask authors for permission and only include their work with their written permission.
Although the majority of our readers prefer the digital magazine, a physical copy is available through MagCloud, a professional-quality printer, publisher and distributor.
Currently, Hacker Bits Magazine is purely about growing the readership. That’s all we’re focused on. We’re not thinking about revenue, but only to get engaged readers that love the magazine. We’re a growing magazine, and our open rate crushes industry averages.

Our Team

We (Ray and Maureen) are a husband and wife team from Redmond, Washington.

Ray Li

Ray is a software engineer and data enthusiast who has been blogging at rayli.net for over a decade. He loves to learn, teach and grow. You’ll usually find him wrangling data, programming and lifehacking.

Maureen Ker

Maureen is an editor, writer, and enthusiastic cook and prolific collector of useless kitchen gadgets. She is the author of 3 books and over 100 articles, and her work has appeared in the New York Daily News, and various adult and children’s publications.

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