Why I a Black Man of Color in Tech Created an App Called Ask a Black Person

UPDATE #3: We're back online at http://askablackperson.com - Read why and how here: Anonymously Ask A Black Person via SMS (ABP) is Back Online – Team, Goals, Features and Task List

UPDATE #2: Several people have agreed to help keep "Anonymously Ask A Black Person” going. Stay tuned!

If you are interested fill out the form here -> Get Involved

About two months ago I saw a site called “Stanford Nerd” on Product Hunt. Stanford Nerd works by sending a text message from the website to a Stanford student and a Stanford student replies back to your [...]

How Not To Get Sick Before, During and After SXSW aka How Not To Get SXSW Sars

Let's face it, no one likes to get sick, especially when traveling and attending conferences. One of the largest tech conferences in the world is SXSW Interactive which attracts thousands of geeks, nerds, developers,etc to Austin each year to learn, network and of course to party. Last year (2014) SXSW Interactive attracted over 32,000 thousands people from 82 foreign countries. With that many people, networking, shaking hands, exchanging business cards, in and out of bathrooms and more, unfortunately there's plenty of germs in the air. This is what many SXSW veterans call SXSW Sars.

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Upcoming Guest on BUILDUP Radio Podcast – Hillary Frank and Semil Shah

This week BUILDUP will be recording two new episodes of BUILDUP Radio Podcast and we're excited to interview Hillary Frank of Charles River Ventures and investor Semil Shah of Haystack. You can listen and subscribe to BUILDUP Radio at http://buildupradio.co/episodes/, along with listen to our first episode with Tommy Leep of Rothenberg Ventures on Characteristics of A Startup Founder.

If you have any questions that you would love for us to ask Hillary or Semil, let us know in the comments.

Tapestry 3.0 Makes Its Easy to Create, Read and Share Awesome Short Stories

Yesterday via TechCrunch, Betaworks backed Tapestry Released an update to their app that allowed users to Build Stories In-App.

Tapestry is a growing collection of short, wonderful stories made for reading on your phone. Inspired by Robin Sloan's Fish: a tap essay, Tapestry is a new way of storytelling, embracing some of the most important pieces of telling a great story: succinctness, pacing, and creativity. It's simple: tap to move forward in a story. There’s no going back, so take your time—that’s the whole point!

Now that everyone is a content creator in our meme/ selfie social [...]