I’m Hayley Williams, Lifehacker Australia’s New Deputy Editor!

Hey! Remember me? I’ve been around at Lifehacker and its sister sites Gizmodo and Kotaku for a few years now, but as of this week will be stepping into the intimidatingly Jackson Ryan-shaped hole that is Lifehacker’s Deputy Editor position! You’ve probably seen my work around already, but here’s a little introduction for the uninitiated.

I started with the Allure network in 2015 as the Editorial Assistant across Lifehacker, Gizmodo and Kotaku, around the time when Chris Jager took over editorship of the site – in fact, my first ever published article was for Lifehacker on two of my favourite things, food and sleep:

[referenced url=”https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/08/five-foods-to-eat-before-bed/” thumb=”https://www.lifehacker.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/08/Food-410×231.jpg” title=”Five Bedtime Snacks That Will Make You Sleep Like A Baby” excerpt=”There are some foods that you should try to avoid before bedtime. anything high in sodium or saturated fats are obvious examples. But what about snacks that actively encourage a good, restful sleep? Here are five hand-picked examples recommended by science.”]

Over the years I’ve written about everything from online dating to renewable energy to etymology, and I’m always expanding my boundaries. I’ve used my former experience at a fine wine retailer to write Lifehacker’s ultimate wine guide:

[referenced url=”https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/10/winehacker-the-complete-guide-to-buying-wine-in-australia/” thumb=”https://www.lifehacker.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/10/Wine-410×231.jpg” title=”Winehacker: The Complete Guide To Buying Wine In Australia” excerpt=”Over the past month, Lifehacker’s resident fine wine expert/goon guzzler has divulged everything you need to know about Australia’s fastest growing tipple. For those who missed the five-part series, we’ve bottled them all in one place. Bottoms up!”]

I’ve put my tastebuds on the line for everything from sugar-clogged $12 milkshakes to super hot chilli sauce to my first ever Big Mac.

One of my favourite projects on Lifehacker was These Are Your Numbers, a series about the lesser-known but highly influential figures in the history of computer science and technology.

[referenced url=”https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2016/10/the-enchantress-of-numbers-the-remarkable-life-of-computer-programmer-ada-lovelace/” thumb=”https://www.lifehacker.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2015/10/Ada_Lovelace_portrait-410×231.jpg” title=”The Enchantress Of Numbers: Ada Lovelace” excerpt=”It may surprise you to know that the world’s first computer programmer did not actually own a computer. In fact, she lived and died almost a century before the first computer was even built. The first person to write a computer program was none other than Ada, Countess of Lovelace, a remarkable mathematician and writer who also happened to be the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron.”]

Outside of work I spend most of my time and money on cosplay, which you can catch on my

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