Tag Archive: Twitter

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    by Angie Chang

    Top 10 Technovation Challenge World Pitch Teams Announced, Will Pitch Next Week at Twitter HQ in SF

    High school girls have prototyped game-changing mobile apps for the Technovation Challenge. The best teams will be flying in from all over the world – New York, Texas, Nigeria, Brazil and England – to compete on May 2 at the World Pitch 2013 event in San Francisco.

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

    Over 600 girls from around the world competed in the Technovation Challenge this year – they built mobile apps to solve problems in their local communities around the world.

    On May 2, the top 10 regional finalists teams will pitch their ideas to venture capitalist judges at Technovation World Pitch 2013, held at Twitter’s headquarters on the evening of May 2 in San Francisco.

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    by Angie Chang

    18 Year-Old Gets Investment from Richard Branson: On Dropping Out and Leaning In

    I quickly realized that the best use of my time wasn’t in the classroom and that the “college experience” most people got from college apparently wasn’t in my life plans.

    By Stacey Ferreira (Co-Founder & VP, MySocialCloud)

    Just one day after I graduated high school, I packed my bags and moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Los Angeles, California. From a young age my parents taught me to save my money, but this summer – the summer before I would head off to college – I wanted to live a little: travel, make something and learn to be self-sufficient living on my own. So I went to the bank and got a debit card, and left home.

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    by Angie Chang

    Calling All Women 2.0 – We Need YOU To Be A Mentor

    “You should have had more women on that panel”

    By Heather Harde (Vice Chairman, sf.citi)

    “You didn’t have enough female-founder companies competing in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt”… “You didn’t have enough women nominees for the Crunchies Awards”… “Your blog is not doing enough to advance women in technology”…

    These were all regular refrains I heard when I was the CEO of TechCrunch for five years.

  4. momblog
    by Angie Chang

    The Mommy Shift: A Tech-Savvy Re-Entry Strategy

    Lists of resources for busy moms to investigating what things have changed post-hiatus.

    By Melissa Llarena (CEO & Founder, Career Outcomes Matter)

    Any mom’s return to work can be successful and lasting. To accomplish these goals, a mom has to evaluate, prepare, and adjust her reentry plans based on market changes, role expectations and, of course, her own shift in mind set. Thus, changes relevant to the three categories diagrammed above, those in the: MARKET, ROLE, and MOM are the ones that matter most.

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    by Angie Chang

    Tech Talk: Frontend Vs. Backend

    The frontend is the part of a web site that you can see and interact with, while the backend is all the rest.

    By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder, Balance Media & Skillcrush)

    The frontend is the part of a web site that you can see and interact with, while the backend is all the rest.

    You know how the tip of an iceberg pokes out above the water, but they’re really hundreds of feet deep? That’s a lot like a web site. The parts you see and interact with on a web site – the buttons, the dropdown menus and big bold fonts – make up the frontend.

    The frontend of a web site has specific technologies attached to it. HTML makes up the text on the page, CSS makes it pretty, and JavaScript makes it interactive.

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    by Angie Chang

    Join The Changemakers #SocEntChat On Women And Technology (August 1)

    Bridge the technology divide on August 1 in a discussion about social entrepreneurship.

    By Dani Matielo (Community Manager, Ashoka Changemakers)

    Life for women and girls in the 21st century can be a challenge. Every day, millions of women worldwide deal with a gender and technology divide that leaves them underrepresented at every level of the pyramid. Change is on the horizon as awareness of this issue grows.

    E-learning initiatives are helping to make education more inclusive, particularly for women in low- and middle-income countries; civil society organizations and for-profit businesses are also getting involved by encouraging women to consider careers in tech-focused fields, from engineering to design.

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    by Angie Chang

    Think You Have What It Takes To Start A Business? (Triptrotting)

    How to convince a software engineer to join your early-stage tech startup.

    By Edward Kim (Senior Engineer, Triptrotting)

    Almost once a week, I get a random phone call, email, message, etc. It goes something like this: “Hey Eddie, I’ve got this million dollar idea. I just need a programmer to make it.”

    Before I go on any further, if you’re an engineer, I’m sure this already sounds familiar to you.

    “I checked and there’s nothing like this out there. It’s sort of like Facebook but better. It’s like Facebook meets Twitter meets Google! Well? What do you think? We’ll go 50/50 on this. You handle the programming, I handle the business side of things.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Ambient Social Is Dependent On Interests, Except Maybe Grindr…

    By Renee DiResta (Associate, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures)

    There have been lots of interesting posts lately about how Highlight, Glancee and Sonar performed at SXSW. As a SXSW n00b, I installed all three.

    Unfortunately, the battery drain made continued use impossible, but I did notice that there was almost no overlap in the connections they suggested. This could be because smarter people only installed one of the three, but the lack of consistency got me thinking that the way the app parses your social and interest graphs is critical – and that no one really owns the interest graph.

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Increase Your Business Without Networking

    By Steph Auteri (Founder, Word Nerd Pro)

    I’m an introvert. Extended social interactions exhaust me and, after awhile, I hit a wall. There are so many things that terrify me about networking. Where I struggle in person, I shine on paper. Instead of small talk, I tweet. Instead of appearing on panels, I blog out my expert advice. Additional marketing? My portfolio speaks for itself. That and I give good email.

    Writing — it’s how I’ve managed to build up a business in which the work practically comes to me. So where can you let your writing do the talking?

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    by Angie Chang

    Woodstock For Geeks: SXSW Interactive

    Opportunities for SXSW and HIMSS.

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    At HIMSS a few weeks ago, I was feeling semi-hip among the healthcare uber-nerd crowd that worries about how to make big hospital and healthcare enterprises function with big data.

    Fast forward two weeks and I found myself, too uncool for school and entirely overdressed, among the techno glitterati at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX. Not a suit to be found here at this gathering, which would blanche at the thought of being called a conference. SXSW is more of a happening. More than anything, sensory stimulation is the big difference between

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    by Angie Chang

    DressRush Pitch Deck Heard ’Round The Web Now Yours To Copy

    By Jennifer Van Grove (Writer, VentureBeat)

    To hell with PowerPoint — with a web-based slide deck you can achieve some eye popping effects and maybe even get the attention of dozens of potential investors.

    And don’t worry if you have no idea how to do this, because a startup called DressRush has open sourced its pitch deck, which became an overnight sensation last weekend.

    DressRush, a fresh-faced 500 Startups accelerator class member few have ever heard of, tweeted a link to its unconventional pitch deck on Friday and subsequently found itself