3 months ago

Betahack Offer: Greater Than Learning

Hi Everyone,   Nate and Mat are extending an offer to all #fixtheinternet hackathon participants. By signing up now and getting involved in the private beta, you'll get 12 months of free access (valued at $540 USD) to Greater Than Learning.    Greater Than Learning combines community-based social learning with evidence-based micro-learning to help people design more ethical products and services.   This platform is for product managers, designers, researchers, marketers, engineers, strategists and the people who directly contribute to the design and development of products and services in their daily work. This isn't death by powerpoint type stuff. This is a…

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3 months ago

And the winner is...

Hi all,

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Read up on the winning projects, here or go to the Betahack - Let's Fix The Internet gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

To every participant in the hackathon, we'd like to thank you for joining us for Betahack. It was a pleasure getting to know you.

 


3 months ago

VIDEO RECORDING: "Fix The Internet" with Nathan & Mat

Hi All,

In case you missed last weeks' "Fix The Internet" event with Nathan and Mat. I have attached a video recording of the event you can watch, here. Here is a note from Nathan on how to best use the materials...

We'd suggest that individuals and teams wanting to run that workshop for themselves basically do the following:

  1. Organize a time for all team members to come together. You'll need at least 60 minutes
  2. Give everyone access to the workshop recording. This will help guide you through the collaborative workshop process
  3. Watch each section of the video step by…

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3 months ago

VIDEO RECORDING: Fix The Internet with Nathan & Mat

Hi All,

In case you missed last weeks "Fix The Internet" event with Nathan and Mat. I have attached a video recording of the event you can watch, here. Here is a note from Nathan on how to best use the materials...

We'd suggest that individuals and teams wanting to run that workshop for themselves basically do the following:
  1. Organize a time for all team members to come together. You'll need at least 60 minutes
  2. Give everyone access to the workshop recording. This will help guide you through the collaborative workshop process
  3. Watch each section of the video step by…

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3 months ago

UPDATE: Deadline for Submissions Extended to Sunday [8/30]

Hi Everyone,

After some consideration, we've decided to update the submission deadline for Sunday, August 30th at 11:45 PM EST. 

Why?

  1. We've been incredibly excited about the reception to the hackathon but found that many participants are still thinking about ideas and as a result, it created a time crunch on submissions. We'd like to give everyone a chance to participate even if they didn't come into the hackathon with an idea set.
  2. Many of the participants have yet to find a team to work with and we think some more time will allow for teams to further form!
  3. We'd…

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3 months ago

REMINDER RSVP: 'Fix The Internet' with Nathan and Mat

Hi All,  

Today's workshop will be facilitated by Nathan and Mat from Greater Than X. They'll be running a workshop about ethical actions for startups. They'll be using a Mural template that you will get access to. Rather than using hypothetical examples for the activities, they'll use their new platform, Greater Than Learning. They'll demonstrate their approach to governance and incentives, specific technology and data processing decisions they've made, and highlight design outputs that have resulted from rethinking the metrics that matter most. These types of actions can help us fix the internet.   You can check out their Here's

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3 months ago

RSVP: A discussion about privacy as a feature

Hi All,

I wanted to shoot you a reminder to RSVP for "Privacy-as-a-feature Roundup" w/ Matt Hartman, Partner at Betaworks Ventures. This Friday, August 21st at 3 pm EST, Matt and a few guests will be discussing privacy-first products with a suite of experts in the space including...

Special Guests:
> Pierre Valade from Jumbo.
> Leah Culver CTO at Breaker and co-author of OAuth protocol.
> Danika Laszuk from Betaworks’ Betalab.

RSVP for the event here.


3 months ago

Workshop RSVP: Building Privacy Preserving Analytics Pipelines w/ Graham Hunter

Hi! 

I hope the hackathon has been treating you well so far. I am emailing you to let you know about Thursday's event: Building Analytics Pipelines with Graham Hunter at 11 AM. This event is a presentation on the best tools and systems to use in creating an analytics pipeline for your product. The event has a ton of actionable content and can be very useful in applying to all future hackathon builds!

You can join the webinar by registering here

 

 


3 months ago

Workshop RSVP: Fixing the Internet w/ Nathan Kinch at Mat Myka

Hi All,   Thursday's workshop will be facilitated by Nathan and Mat from Greater Than X. They'll be running a workshop about ethical actions for startups. They'll be using a Mural template that you will get access to. Rather than using hypothetical examples for the activities, they'll use their new platform, Greater Than Learning. They'll demonstrate their approach to governance and incentives, specific technology and data processing decisions they've made, and highlight design outputs that have resulted from rethinking the metrics that matter most. These types of actions can help us fix the internet.   You can check out their Here's

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3 months ago

Get Feedback on your Idea from Mentors!

Hi! 

I am reaching out to let you know scheduling time with one of our mentors for the Hackathon is now open!

These mentor sessions are an incredible opportunity to get feedback on your ideas, early designs, or ideas. Our mentors have a ton of experience across tech, product, design, and can valuable in refining your hackathon project!

So who are the mentors?

  1. Reggie James, Founder & CEO of Eternal.
  2. Zohaib Ahmed, Founder & CEO of Resemble.AI
  3. David Jay, Head of Mobilization at Center for Humane Tech
  4. Fahim Abouelfadl, PM at Betaworks.

Note on who you might try and connect

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3 months ago

Welcome to Betahack + Important Info!

Hi there!

Welcome to Betahack! We're so excited to have over 110 people joining us for Betahack. It's going to be a wonderful series of events and opportunity to build something that can impact the future of the internet in a positive way!

A few quick reminders!

  1. The kick-off event starts tomorrow at 10:00 AM PST! We'll be giving a quick overview of the Hackathon theme, Betaworks, and what to expect from the hackathon. You can find the event info on the Betahack calendar, here
  2. We'll be having a team-building session at 1:00 PM PST. This will be…

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