Dane Lyons is pivotal in turning Hacker Noon from a publication to a software company by leading the Product Team to build our Content Management System from scratch. Dane has been hacking things on the web for 15 years. Previously, he was Founder & CTO of Knowtify, a Techstars company that was acquired by Kissmetrics. Exploring new product concepts is what keeps him up at night. He wrote his first line of code over 20 years ago but his path to writing code for a living has been a bit unconventional, from joining the Marine at 17, teaching himself web development & writing code for startups, to going through 2 acquisition, one as a founder.