Please join me in welcoming four new members to our crew. I published a post calling for applications almost two weeks ago. I wouldn’t say we were overwhelmed with applications. But I would say we were overwhelmed with qualified applicants. Hackaday writers need to be Jacks of all Trades in order to recognize and feature the best hacks from a wide range of disciplines. To this end we chose writers who have interests in areas what will complement those already represented by the team. I couldn’t be happier with the new contributors. Please join me in welcoming [James Hobson], [Todd Harrison], [Phillip Ryals], and [Adam Fabio]. They’ve already been hard at work dishing up fresh hacks, but you can learn more about their backgrounds by reading the biographies on our Staff Page.
You may have noticed a change this week. Although we’re an English language blog based in the United States, our statistics show readers throughout the world (in fact, almost a third of our writing team aren’t Americans). For this reason we changed our post scheduling earlier this week to a 24-hour cycle. This means more time between posts, and of course new posts being published in the middle of the night. Keep reading for a few more tidbits and a chance to give us your feedback.
I’d like to know your opinion on this and a very few other things. If you have the inclination, please check out this five question survey. It covers feedback on the publishing schedule, whether or not you’d like us to bring back the weekly roundups, where you read Hackaday the most, and a chance to make suggestions or register criticism. I’ll include the survey results in the next what’s-up-with-Hackaday type of post that I publish.
Don’t miss a special post coming up on Monday, September 23rd. It’s the first in a series of occasional guest posts to help highlight areas of hacking in which you may not be fully invested. I’m not going to let the cat out of the bag, you’ll have to wait until 12pm Pacific time to see who and what it’s all about.
Finally, I just wanted to remind you that [Brian] and [Adam] will be at World Maker Faire this weekend. If you are attending keep an eye out for them to get some Hackaday swag, or to show off your projects. If you can’t attend watch for coverage of the event on our front page.