Has been a great set of speakers so far. I connect most with Elli's experiences fighting through all the "No"'s founders receive to get to the point of fully believing what you are doing is going to work if executed as you understand it.
SEEKING FREELANCER - Remote (but based out of NYC)
Looking for a Ruby developer to help on StartupThreads, a company that makes custom merchandise for many of your favorite startups. We have a beta release of a new dashboard and API for merchandise distribution that some part time help with code review and pushing a few new features.
Looking for folks with experience with devops & api design ideally.
Longer term project, building a WYSIWYG tshirt designer tool (similar in basic function to: http://www.customink.com/lab). There are many interesting technical challenges involved that would be fun to work on. Experience with Raphael.js and HTML5 would be ideal.
Yes, I'm guessing not FullContact either. I'm guessing they're using PhantomJS or an automated browser to import the email address to their Google Contacts, and then "find a friend" on twitter, FB, etc with that email address. Slow, but they're delivering results by email, so customers can handle the delay.
If they're not doing this, this is a great (but hard) way to almost guarantee 100% accuracy.
Do you plan on helping journalists distribute their content outside of the main Beacon site? I imagine some have their own following but others want to use the site to help gain readership on/off your platform.
Maybe in the future but the reality is that the last 10 years have been focused on distribution of content as the primary goal. We're focused on monetization, and helping creators make more money and delivering more value for readers who support them.