1) There are some really talented writer/developers out there, and great technical writing deserves airtime in front of the right audience. It shouldn't be bundled with general tech news or lie buried in the depths of Tumblr.
2) We're believers in algorithms and upvotes, but also humans and good taste. The Pointer community helps curate our content, and we do the rest.
3) We're building a community of thoughtful engineers who read, write, live, and love code. It's a small world. Chances are you'll work with one another-- whether directly or indirectly-- one day. Start getting to know each other here.