All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction.
I think establishing a culture of inclusion is more important than some of us getting to enjoy playing with new technology $X, while on a moon bounce, listening to a speaker who sold their company for $Y million dollars. Please do not lose sight of the root of what makes hackathons great, powerful, and positive: they can (and should) be a place where anyone can learn, collaborate and build the solutions to problems.

Jennifer Rubinovitz: The Future of Hackathons 

This whole post by Jennifer is wonderful. Read through it and reach out to her if you’d like to help contribute.




Every now and again I hear different departments or roles being described as support roles. Customer service, administrative, assistant, roles are just a few that are commonly thought of as support roles.

I hear people both in and out of those roles describe their roles as support roles.


"As an employee if you’re not supporting the organization, the business, or the customers you have no business being an employee."


Maybe the trick in the end is to stop searching for answers “out there.” Real answers—the ones that propel us to do the next thing confidently, the ones that allow us to feel like we are “on track” even if the world tends not to agree—are not obtained through listening to others or scanning through data alone. They are synthesized. Part of this comes from what you’re able to sense from users, from advisors, from the market. The rest comes from what you believe.
Some excellent thoughts from Tina. Read the whole thing: On track