Tag Archive: Hipmunk

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Weightlifting Is Like Entrepreneurship

    Remaining at a steady state renders impossible the ability to advance and grow stronger, in either body or career.

    By Julie Zhou (Growthmaster, Hipmunk)

    Do you spend your time at the gym on cardio machines? Stop right now and get into the weight room. Push yourself, get stronger and don’t bat an eye at the skewed gender ratio.

    Here’s my story – in November of 2011, I decided to leave Google and join a tiny startup. The immediate

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Self-Improvement Books Actually Worth Your Time

    Self-improvement books that have stood the test of time and usefulness: Never Eat Alone, Getting More & 4-Hour Workweek.

    By Julie Zhou (Growthmaster, Hipmunk)

    Growing up, my parents required me to read one self-improvement book every week, and I’ve mostly kept this up into adulthood due to inertia and fear of missing out on all of the newest ways that I can make myself a more valuable member of society. I’ve breathed Covey’s tenets of effectiveness, SUCCES’d my way to eternal stickiness, made more than a few stupid stock picks based on the latest financial sensation and read inspiring life doctrines

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    by Angie Chang

    Winning 2nd At TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon For MaitreDeal

    I learnt the importance of setting MVP (minimum viable product) goals right at the start of the hackathon.

    By Priyanka Godbole (Product/UX Designer, Hipmunk)

    I participated in the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon this year. My team won 2nd prize from Locu for iPad web app hack MaitreDeal.

    I did the design and frontend development, whereas Sai Shenoy (my husband and project partner) came up with the idea and did the backend.

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    by Angie Chang

    Y Combinator’s Alexis Ohanian Joining November’s PITCH NYC Conference As Judge For The Startup Competition

    Meet the startup guy who launched Reddit, Breadpig and Hipmunk!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Women 2.0 is excited to announce that Y Combinator ambassador Alexis Ohanian will be joining the judging panel at PITCH NYC 2012 Conference & Competition on November 14, 2012.

    Alexis is an investor with over 50 tech startups in his portfolio. He currently sits on the board of Reddit, which he co-founded in 2005. Reddit was acquired by Condé Nast

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    by Angie Chang

    After A Year Of Learning, I’m Officially A Software Engineer!!!!

    I also found that I now can’t wait to wake up in the morning just so I can keep coding and making stuff.

    By Natasha Murashev (Software Engineer, Hipmunk)

    Learning to code is one the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I can’t believe I actually stuck to it and didn’t quit. To be honest, I actually did quit a few times, for a few days or weeks in a row at a time, but I then came back to it and kept going.

    It’s been almost a year since I first decided to learn to code, and what a year! Over the past year, I’ve completed the Stanford CS106A Java course for free online, learned Ruby via rubylearning.org and through fun side projects, started learning Rails via Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails tutorial, and completed Dev Bootcamp, which

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    by Angie Chang

    The Science Of Marketing

    Marketing in Silicon Valley requires a scientific approach.

    By Julie Zhou (Growthmaster, Hipmunk)

    Math was my favorite subject in high school. After college, I was primed for the well-trodden path to investment banking where I could play with numbers all day. Instead, when Google came calling in search of marketers, my career took an unexpected turn.

    Marketing? The department first to get budget cuts in tough times? Why was a company that had grown into a global powerhouse by living and breathing data hiring marketers?

    Years later, I had learned that marketing was unmistakably a science – it was the science of discovering what people loved