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As in all elections of great importance, tallying the official results of Hacker Noon's annual awards took somewhat longer than expected. Thank you for your patience! 221 Winners (and 442 Runner-Ups) of The Internet can now officially be declared. Congratulations to you all.

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Technology

Most Outstanding Educator in Technology

Technology is synonymous with tech-bros, and these outstanding educators are changing it. Who's b...

16 1,255

Innovative Company of the Year: Artificial Intelligence

While Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg parry over the Man vs Machine debates, some companies have ma...

8 891

Top Tech YouTuber

That technology is now all-encompassing is a fact. Nominate your favorite tech Youtuber whose vid...

49 14,193

Consumer Electronics Product of the Year

Which of your products has really paid for themselves this year?

9 191

Microservices Thinker of the Year

Sometimes the biggest changes come from the most micro of services.

20 515

CI/CD Writer of the Year

Category description is important

18 292

Tech Careers Thought-Leader of the Year

Movers and Shakers of the Industry

21 161

Software Testing Writer of the Year

Scaling Stability & Reliability: vote for these awesome developers.

53 297

Indie Hacker Writer of the Year

Sometimes the greatest minds don't have multi-million dollar conglomerates backing them up. This ...

22 207

Startup Blogger of the Year

when it comes to growing companies, who do you read?

14 394

IoT Writer of the Year

These amazing writers have helped us understand the technologies and applications within Internet...

10 255

ML Writer of the Year

From NLP to computer vision, these writers bring us the latest news, guides, and tutorials from t...

23 963

Founder of the Year

For the visionaries.

22 14,986

Best Tech Unicorn 🦄 Startup CTO

Proof that unicorns do exist!

7 230

Trending Tech Product of the Year

This my squad, better move aside, boy. This my squad, holding stacks so high, boy. King for the d...

15 8,611

Tech Startup (Co)-Founder-to-watch

The Changemakers Dealmakers and the Future leaders who disrupt, transform and set our technology...

22 1,649

Most Promising Billion Dollar+ SAAS Startup

We heard that some of them are ready to IPO ;)

12 2,823

Social Network of the Year

Imagine All The People, Sharing, Something Worthwhile..? Ooh ooh, oooohooo.

16 1,000

WFH Innovation of the Year

Recognising Products Designed for The Times.

8 249

Creative Innovation of The Year

Celebrating Products Improving the Lives of Creatives.

5 112

No Code Innovation of the Year

Got 99 problems but a line of code ain't one.

11 130

Most Over-Hyped Technology

Recognizing technology that has been over-hyped with little to show for it.

7 97

Product Manager of the Year

Product Manager of the Year

14 1,350

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - WEB DESIGN

Quiet down Wordpress, the adults are talking.

12 264

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - VENTURE CAPITAL

Introducing the next wolves of Wall Street!

11 77

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - TECH

Crowning the tech-savviest of the tech-savviest.

16 781

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - SAAS

Recognizing and celebrating innovation in a SAAS vertical.

10 168

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - RECRUITING

When it comes to recruiting, 50% success rate is considered good.

11 120

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Honoring whose passion and expertise make the greatest contributions to the project management pr...

8 152

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

“Let’s see how many more features we can cram in…”

9 1,200

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - PRODUCT DESIGN

And behold, here goes the idea person.

8 1,376

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - MACHINE LEARNING

Do you think a human wrote this description? Teach a robot to steal your job one day

13 1,320

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - LIFE

Here's to asking the big questions.

7 167

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - IoT

All in favour of making the robots talk to each other say Aye..?

8 280

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - DATA SCIENCE

"Garbage in, garbage out," says these top contributors in the Data Science category.

10 721

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - DATA

Here’s to the biggest data cruncher of all times.

8 148

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud computing? Computers can fly now?

10 277

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - CLOUD

Look up there. That’s where computers come from.

9 90

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - CHATBOTS

No more dad joke chatbots?

10 155

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - BUSINESS STRATEGY

Creative ideas come and go, but a great strategy can live forever.

11 2,112

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - BUSINESS

Here’s to the up-and-coming business sharks.

10 190

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - BOTS

Bots are the woes of the world today, aren’t they?

10 75

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - BIG DATA

Data is king! Discover how to harness it and you too can rule the world (or at least find actiona...

10 206

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - STARTUPS

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/startups.

6 62

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

What's the difference between, AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning? These contributors would ...

11 615

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - APPS

Discover the winning apps of 2020

10 91

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - ANALYTICS

Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.

11 406

NEW Hacker Noon Contributor To Watch

We see you, new writers of Hacker Noon!

8 248

Hacker Noon Contributor of The Year: CYBERSECURITY

S/O to the Hacker Noon Contributors Helping Us Stay Woke WRT Protecting Our Data and Stuff, But M...

9 473

Hacker Noon Contributor of The Year: TECHNOLOGY

Recognizing Hacker Noon Writers adding valuable Reading Time to hackernoon.com/tagged/technology.

8 488

Decentralization

Most Exciting dWeb Project

the revolutionary will not be centralized

21 2,940

Most Exciting Decentralized Social Media

The Future is Decentralized!

11 131

Most Exciting Media Platform

We've seen the rise of the Youtubes and the Vimeos. What happens when a challenger appears in the...

6 70

Most Exciting Data Storage And Sharing Project

Data Storage Solutions of tomorrow want to make Privacy central to the offering and make data-lea...

18 3,249

Most Exciting Decetralized Database

Why should your database be decentralized? Because it is more secure, more private, and more cens...

5 98

Most Exciting Communication Application

Private Communications between private entities ough to be private but unfortunately, it is not. ...

5 81

Most Exciting Collaboration Application

Greatness is never achieved in isolation.

5 266

Most Exciting Web Technology

Web technologies have come a long way from web 1.0 to Web3. They've all contributed to making you...

8 322

Most Exciting Data Protocol

Data protocols might sound unsexy to the untrained ear but have been instrumental in helping come...

4 280

Most Exciting Communication Protocol

Making communications faster, simpler, cheaper, and above-all, lag-free. Who's leading the race?

2 53

Winner Winner Bitcoin Twitter

Bitcoin Twitter is all about shitposting, trolling, and taking back control over your money (some...

6 84

Best Defi Initiative (NeoBanks)

Recognizing the Most influential minds trying to create a positive paradigm shift in the way bank...

9 102

The Best Analytical Mind in Blockchain

Blockchain data is complex. It’s opaque. It’s squirrely. It’s an alien crash landing on top of tr...

14 1,866

Most Influential Blockchain Engineer

The people who have done the most to grow and advance Blockchain technology over the past 12 months.

6 141

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - TRADING

Trading Cryptocurrencies has emerged as a viable job opportunity. Your mom might not approve thou...

9 230

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - SMART CONTRACTS

Smart Contracts are, simply put, code to execute events when conditions are met. The Devil's in ...

9 403

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - REGULATION

Did you read up on Reg-A, Reg-D, and Reg-S? There are hundreds of such regulations worldwide. W...

10 315

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - INVESTING

Putting their money where their words on Hacker Noon are.

11 210

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - ICO

Are we still in the Year of the ICO or did that pass already?

8 352

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - FINANCE

Hacker Noon's most respected writers in /tagged/finance/

10 286

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - ETHEREUM

If Bitcoin gave us digital cash, Ethereum gave us the tools to build an economy. Who's helped yo...

8 1,155

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - ECONOMICS

First, a joke - Economists will tell you what went wrong yesterday, tomorrow. On a serious note,...

10 301

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - DECENTRALIZATION

Decentralization entails giving more power to the people, the real stakeholders, which were evide...

11 306

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - CRYPTOCURRENCY INVESTMENT

Investing in crypto is nothing like others. It's volatile, it's fast, and it punishes bad decisio...

9 296

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - CRYPTO

Simply put, it is the money arm of the Blockchain. And, just like all things decentralized, there...

9 1,566

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - BLOCKCHAIN

Hacker Noon's most revered writers over at /tagged/blockchain/

11 3,093

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - BITCOIN

Bitcoin is Magic Internet Money - according to the Bitcoin Twitter Handle. Who's helped you unde...

12 689

Software Development

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Most Exciting Platform of The Year

Let’s see what it takes to build the overall best platform these days.

17 356

Best Platform For Developers of The Year

Does your platform have the best takeaways for devs? Well, let’s see.

19 633

Top Database of The Year

In the 21st century, database is the marketplace.

15 438

Top Programming Language That You Love

Python? Swift? Ruby? What do you choose from the myriad of programming languages?

21 788

Most Commonly Used Programming Language of The Year

Let us go over the best and most in-demand programming languages.

22 398

Best Open Source Project

Everyone loves when the source is open.

11 1,855

Ruby on Rails Thinker of the Year

Keep calm and code in Ruby.

16 8,046

Software Development Thinker of the Year

Software development has a way of making thirty-year-old men feel decrepit.

12 150

JS Innovation of the Year: Events

Javascript in action for your and our inspiration.

7 51

JS Innovation of the Year: Data Validation

Let’s see who has the most power in executing data.

8 38

JS Innovation of the Year: Queue

Are you the guru of implementing Queue in Javascript? We don’t doubt that.

8 47

JS Innovation of the Year: Special Mentions

Let us honour all the specialists of the craft.

10 494

JS Innovation of the Year: Mail

Are you ready to take gold? We bet you are.

9 50

JS Innovation of the Year: Logging

We celebrate community success and highlight the most impactful projects of the recent year.

11 40

JS Innovation of the Year: Library

God bless these modules!

8 73

JS Innovation of the Year: Database

To a database person every nail looks like a thumb. Or something like that.

8 65

Python Repository of the Year

Everyone will find something interesting here

37 54

Python Library of the Year

Why does Python live on land? Because it is above C level.

18 111

Python Framework of the Year

The Pythonidae, commonly known as pythons, are a family of nonvenomous snakes found in Africa, As...

7 137

Innovator of the Year: Software Development

The garland of laurel leaves to be worn for all our folks here for their deepest contributions to...

11 105

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - TYPESCRIPT

We admire each Typescript contributor. But someone will be admired a tad more.

10 171

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - TUTORIAL

Let’s see who has created an award-winning how-to.

11 361

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - TESTING

Testing a product is a learning process.

10 224

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - SWIFT

To all those programmers that convert coffee into code.

10 115

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

We know you do precision guesswork based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable kno...

20 85

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - SERVERLESS

Serverless is a state of mind.

11 238

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - SCRUM

A wise man once said that SCRUM is like your mother-in-law. It points out all your faults.

9 49

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - RUBY ON RAILS

Ah, Ruby On Rails. Simple, yet unbeatable.

10 4,060

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - RUBY

We have taken the responsibility to choose the pro of Ruby.

11 3,741

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - REDUX

They say Redux is no rocket science. We disagree.

9 210

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - REACT NATIVE

Kudos to the core contributors on React Native.

11 49

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - REACTJS

Are you ready to become the stellar React JS expert?

10 34

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - REACT

We never miss a chance to give a medal to our contributors.

10 31

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - PROGRAMMING

Programming is a craft. Period.

11 109

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Never mess with product development engineers.

9 371

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - PHP

Real programmers count from zero.

9 68

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - MICROSERVICES

What if microservices are a GitHub concept to get us to buy more repos?

9 86

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - JAVASCRIPT

Java is to Javascript as Corona to Coronavirus.

13 392

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - JAVA

Because COBOL and FORTRAN weren't stilted enough.

10 114

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year: Html

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/html.

10 109

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - Graphql

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/graphql.

10 67

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - Golang

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/golang.

10 380

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - Git

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/git.

10 170

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - REFACTORING

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/refactoring.

12 40

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - FRONTEND

Here we go, CSS, here we go!

12 170

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year- ES6

Let us honour the beauty of ES6.

11 102

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - ENGINEERING

Kudos to all who solve problems they didn't know they had.

11 177

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - DOCKER

Let's run Vagrant in Docker on EC2. It's fast.

10 144

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - DEVOPS

We feel your struggle of delivering value.

9 457

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - DATABASE

A database professional walks into a bar. And joins two tables.

10 126

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - CSS

#wife { right: 100; margin: 0; }

10 250

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - PYTHON

The Knights Who Say "Py"!

15 491

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - ANGULAR

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/angular.

10 49

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - AGILE

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/agile.

10 46

Future Heroes

Best Web Monetization Innovator

There's so much undisclosed vested interest flowing all around that the need for better web monet...

13 2,765

Security Advocate of the Year

Recognizing writers who know their sh1t when it comes to online security.

38 948

Mental Health Advocate of the Year

With gratitude to to Hacker Noon's Essential Writers.

6 165

Best Use of Tech for Good

S/O to those building products helping people build better futures.

11 4,055

Health & Wellness Innovation of The Year

Recognizing those using emerging tech to make us feel better in our bodies.

10 277

Best Green Tech

The Greenest Green Award

4 38

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - MANAGEMENT

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it ...

9 64

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - LIFE LESSONS

S/O to those who make a habit of sharing hardwon wisdom.

9 179

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - LEADERSHIP

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve ...

10 216

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - INNOVATION

"Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation." Milan Kundera

9 357

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - HEALTH

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/health.

10 60

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - FUTURE

Hacker Noon's most read writers over at /tagged/future.

10 7,531

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - ENTREPRENEURSHIP

S/O to the founders, makers, buidlrs, breakers, and failures.

10 1,216

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - COVID-19

Recognizing writers of this year's most read stories about COVID-19.

5 1,154

Back to the Internet

Top Programming Guru

Learning to Code on Udacity, CodeAcademy, or W3Schools is the easy part. The real fun (or trouble...

92 75,076

Equality Champion

This is an open competition. Write an original composition on how to encourage gender equality an...

2 38

Best Web Monetized Blogger

Making money online has been a keyword, an ad word, and also an ignored word, depending on the ti...

10 1,432

Best Web Monetized Digital Artist

Digital Artists are undercutting the age-old model of walled gardens of Christie's and Sotheby's....

4 565

Just Really Cool Tech, Really

Miscellaneous Innovations we're hyped on this year

32 137

Most Wat Use of AI

The unexplainable, ineffable

2 46

Best Coding Music Album

Music to help you code longer; stimulating without distracting AKA Most Subjective Award of the ...

4 48

Independent Tech Journalist of the Year

No paywall, no problem. Thank you for your contributions, indie tech journos of The Internet!

6 612

Social (Media) Activist of the Year

Changing the world, 15 seconds at a time.

5 90

Podcast Episode of the Year

An impossible ask, we know.

6 147

Extension of the Year

Chrome, Brave, Firefox, Whatever Your Pleasure.

6 40

Slack, Telegram, and/or Discord Channel of the Year

May The Smartest/Funniest/Most Non-Toxic Community On Slack/Telegram/Discord Win.

8 227

Meme of The Pandemic

What meme will go down in internet history as the representation of 2020?

7 115

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - INTERVIEW

"What makes me furious, not just because we're in an interview, but I don't like when writers tak...

9 311

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - INTERNET

The reason we're all here today, really.

10 164

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - GOOGLE

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/google.

10 60

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - GAMING

Hacker Noon's most read writers from /tagged/gaming.

10 82

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - FACEBOOK

Always keep one eye on the giant.

9 89

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - APPLE

Giving us all a bite of the Apple.

10 205

Hacker Noon Contributor of the Year - AMAZON

Hacker Noon's most revered writers over at /tagged/amazon/

10 811