[HIRING] Software Engineer (3+ yrs full-time non-contractor, experience -- Senior or Principal level)! -- Salary: 260k-480k (plus benefits)

Hello reddit fam,

I am technical recruiter at an agency representing NewsBreak (Particle Media, Inc.), one of the first unicorns of 2021 (valued at over $1B).

News Break defines a new way for users to engage with local news. Since its founding in 2015, it has grown by leaps and bounds. We’re the nation's largest intelligent local news platform!

News Break is ranked the #1 news app on both iOS and Android. With 12M+ daily active users and 25M+ monthly users (data source: App Annie), we’re also ahead of all major news apps such as The New York Times, CNN News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and SmartNews.

NewsBreak is a series-C startup headquartered at Mountain View, California with Seattle, Washington location as well.

For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

About the Role

The mission is to help local news survive and renew, local businesses to grow and prosper, and most importantly local people’s life to be informed and improved that together will foster a unique, healthy and connected local community.

NewsBreak is looking for ambitious talents who are committed to innovate in product, technology, or business, with the aim of engaging and empowering local media, local businesses, and local users.

The intelligent local information platform we are striving to build, News Break, serves as a perfect liaison among local users, local media and local businesses.

NewsBreak is looking for a highly skilled programmer who is comfortable with both front and back end programming. Full Stack Developers are responsible for developing and designing front end web architecture, ensuring the responsiveness of applications and working alongside graphic designers for web design features, among other duties.

Responsibilities

  • Full Stack Engineer will be required to see out a project from conception to final product, requiring good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Develop front end website architecture.
  • Design user interactions on web pages.
  • Develop back end website applications.
  • Create servers and databases for functionality.
  • Ensure cross-platform optimization for mobile phones.
  • Ensure responsiveness of applications.
  • Work alongside graphic designers for web design features.
  • See through a project from conception to finished product.
  • Design and develop APIs.
  • Stay abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages.

Requirements (bolded are most imp

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The Koch/ALEC/Republican systematic take over of states through gerrymandering and voter disenfranchisement

Let me know what you think, anything not explained or poorly worded, or if you have something I missed.

The Koch/Republican network is taking - over - state - legislatures across the country: closing voting stations in minority areas, purging voters, engaging in extreme gerrymandering of districts and efforts to oppose this through popular ballots are restricted, disenfranchising voters, engaging in "vote caging", preventing students from voting, enacting nebulous signature mismatch rules, as well as onerous^1[^2](https://www.npr.org/2018/10/13/

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A brief history of the Bulgarian personal computers ( IMKO - Pravetz line)

A short introduction.

Due to popular demand (in this post) In the following lines I will try to summarize the history of personal computing in Bulgaria. I will try to make it easy and entertaining to read but also informative. If I fail in doing so I beg your forgiveness as I am neither a writer nor a native English speaker. I will give some very basic information on the beginning of Bulgarian computing then jump to the era of the "Microcomputer"

The Beginning

As some of my compatriots will proudly (and in my honest opinion wrongly) point out that a Bulgarian is actually responsible for the invention of the first electronic computer - namely John Atanasoff. I find this statement wrong on several counts. First of all it is debatable whether the Atanasoff-Berry (early 1940s) computer was truly the first automatic electronic computer, as it was not programmable or Turing capable. And secondly that John Atanasoff did not consider himself to be Bulgaria. His father was.

Generally speaking the history of computers in Bulgaria begins in the late 1930s. When various IBM punched card mechanical and electronically-mechanical devices were imported in Bulgaria and used for accounting and statistical data. Those devices were used until the 1960s. In the said 60s Bulgaria acquired more machines like the French Gamma 10, and IBM 1460. The true beginning of Bulgarian computing is considered to be the establishment of the "Computing center, of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences" (Изчислителен Център при Института по математика на БАН) in the year of God 1961. Three years later in 1963 the first Bulgarian computer was born - Vitosha (Витоша). It was a machine with 1500 vacuum tubes/valves/lamps (depending on where you live and how you call them), it had 32 instructions using indexed registers and the main storage was a magnetic drum with the capacity of 4096 words.

Fast forward.

To understand what happens next we have to go back. And start with this man:

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He was born in 1911 in a town whose name will be revealed later in our story in what was then the Kingdom of Bulgaria. Now the Kingdom of Bulgaria will enter WWII and will exit as the People's Republic of Bulgar

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[Hiring] Hiring Graphic Designer (Web Design, Print, Branding) (Remote / Contract Work)

We’re looking for a web designer to join our team for various projects.

We primarily do custom website designs for websites built on Wordpress using custom themes, plugins, and integrations. If you think you’d be a good fit, please complete the form below and tell us more about yourself.

https://forms.gle/95uxBSf8xEBREmJq7

Thanks

(Please no phone calls or DMs)

Job Type

  • Graphic Design
  • Print Design
  • Logo / Branding Design
  • Contact Work
  • Paid by Project

Job Details

Our marketing firm needs a professional Web Designer with experience in WordPress content management systems to take over the graphic and user interface design of our client websites. We're looking for a candidate who has designed functional, attractive websites for various types of companies.

We want to talk to you if your portfolio includes clean, modern, responsive websites with excellent navigational structures and detailed linking. If you stay current with the latest in web / print design, you'd be a great fit for this position.

  • Translating client needs and branding strategies into design strategies
  • Designing visual concepts using graphic design tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Selecting colors, fonts, photographs, layouts and other design elements to communicate creative concepts
  • Collaborating with art directors, branding experts, front end developers, marketing, content and other professionals to create media

About You

You’re a creative designer at heart, who also picked up UI / UX design skills along the way. Your skills and your determination are more important than your experience.

Required Skills

  • Mastery of graphic design software
  • Solid knowledge of design and visual principles
  • Demonstrated portfolio showing creative, design and software skills
  • Ability to evaluate choices critically, with the customer needs in mind
  • Ability to communicate design choices clearly
  • Great multitasking skills and ability to work under pressure

Salary / Payment

$17-$30/hr+ based on experience, quality, and capabilities

About Elite Online Marketing

Elite Online Marketing is a Web Design and Development company based in the Minneapolis MN area. Our team members are located throughout North America (Minnesota, California, Toronto, etc)

We all work remotely and communicate online via Email, Slack, and our Project Management software.

We’re freelancers at heart and love juggling multiple

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Questions about Maternity Leave in CA

Can anyone help me understand maternity leave in California for my particular situation?

I think I understand a bit better after reading this blog, but still have a few questions.

So there’s the 4 weeks of disability I can take before giving birth (which would technically need to be caused by a disability, like needing bedrest—or in my case unable to perform my job duties as a graphic designer at a print shop… unable to look at a computer screen, migraines, etc? I have a feeling they’ll try to rope me into working part-time depending on what the disability is). Then I have 6 weeks of disability post-delivery (or 8 weeks if I give birth via C-section). These are all paid through CA SDI, which pays at a rate of 50-70% of my current wage. Does this all sound right?

I work at a small business of only 8 people. Does this mean that’s where my privileges end? I’d like to take some bonding time if possible, if not right away then at least peppered through the rest of the year. But I think I’d have to work for a company of 20+ to qualify for that? I get all the terms mixed up, not sure if that’s FMLA or something else. I currently have about 10 days of paid combo sick/vacation time to use next year so I’d probably just have to use those as needed.

Another question. Is the only requirement to use SDI that my paystubs show I’ve paid at least $300 into CASDI in the last 5 months to a year, and I work at a company of 5+? Would it have to be with the same company?

If possible I’d really, really like to change jobs as soon as I can (not a right “fit” with the current company to say the least….) but I don’t want to lose maternity privileges. I know it’s not a great time to be looking for a new job – between the pandemic and taking time off to give birth around March – but it’s become a toxic environment that is worth at least looking into a new job. Also once baby is born their salary won’t cover all the new living expenses.

Can I look for a new job and still maintain at least those 4 weeks pre-birth, and 6-8 weeks post-birth?

Or if anyone can point me towards resources for those working at a small business in CA that would be much appreciated!

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[Hiring] Director of Communications at Food Forward, Los Angeles

**Organizational Overview:**Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. Fruits and vegetables are collected in Los Angeles and Ventura counties from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Terminal. This recovered produce is provided, free of charge, to low-income populations across virtually all social service sectors: homeless outreach, food banks, domestic violence shelters, transitional youth homes, veteran services, after-school programs, LGBTQ+ teen/adult/senior services, programs serving people with disabilities, college student assistance programs, and many more. Since Food Forward’s inception, thousands of dedicated volunteers in collaboration with our staff have rescued over 100 million pounds of fruits and vegetables, helping to feed over two million people across eight Southern California counties this year alone. *See our core values posted below.

Read more and apply here!

Position Overview:
The Director of Communications will report to the Executive Director, and will lead, create, strategize, and implement campaigns for all mission-driven work at Food Forward, including special events, fundraising, and general brand awareness. This person is responsible for shepherding Food Forward’s compelling voice through all media platforms, including digital and social media, public relations, visual communications and branding, fundraising campaigns, and government relationships. They possess the talent, confidence, and experience to inspire staff, organizational leadership, and a large, diverse community of supporters to grow Food Forward’s reputation as a leading force in food recovery.

This person must be highly organized, proactive by nature, deeply technically savvy, and extremely creative with the ability to think outside-of-the-box, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines. They must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, be very well-versed in social media strategy and execution as well as analytical tools and evaluation. A bilingual (English/Spanish) candidate is highly desired. The ideal candidate will have pre-existing relationships with national, local, and mainstream media and a proven track record in securing regular press pieces on behalf of a brand or organiza

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Digital Marketing Manager at Criteria Corp. (LA, California)

Compensation: $95,000

Recommended Education: No Education

Years of experience: 6.0

What's a day in the life for a digital marketing manager?

In digital marketing, you have to wear a lot of hats; I’m responsible for leading our team’s marketing strategy, executing the day-to-day, and monitoring the success of our marketing channels using tools like Google Analytics and SEMrush. I’m mainly looking at metrics like conversions, conversion rate, sessions, bounce rate, and keyword performance. We use this information to make data-driven decisions for web content projects and marketing campaigns. I’ll compile this data into reports I’ve built in Google Data Studio to share with our executive leadership team to make better decisions.

As a Growth Marketing Manager, I’m responsible for the SEO (search engine optimization) of our website, which includes monitoring keyword performance, running audits, making on-page optimizations, and creating new content. Other aspects of the role include: running our email marketing campaigns through Hubspot (our CRM), managing paid user acquisition channels, and A/B testing the performance of the various ads we trial to drive traffic and downloads.

What's the best part of being a digital marketing manager?

Working in marketing has been a great experience. Growing brands is genuinely enjoyable, and it’s a lot of fun to watch your work pay off. With analytics tools, you can quantify your results and figure out what works and what doesn’t. There’s a lot of research, testing, and detective work that goes into figuring out the best way to spread your messages, which I find interesting. If you’re the type of person who likes to put in your headphones, experiment, and crunch data, you’ll love it!

There’s a lot of collaboration and creativity in digital marketing. You can expect to work closely with developers, graphic designers, and the sales team. This cross-department collaboration makes it easy to connect with colleagues that you might not work with directly, which I enjoy. It’s also very satisfying to create a campaign from scratch and successfully captivate your target audience.

What are some perks of your job?

Full Health, Dental, and Vision, Life Insurance, 3 Weeks PTO, 4% 401k Match, Equity, $100 Monthly Technology Allowance, $50 Monthly Lyft Credit

What's the downside of being a digital marketing manager? Words of caution?

Digital marketing isn’t comprised of only creative job functions, as

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[Table] I am Colonel (Ret.) Peter Mansoor, former executive officer to Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq and currently a professor of military history at The Ohio State University. AMA! (pt 1/2)

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The AMA began with a reply to a deleted comment:
>A user from the first (deleted) thread asked my opinion on the killing of Qassem Soleimani. The Iranian leader of the Qods Force of the Iranian Revolution Guards Corps was responsible for the deaths of around 600 American soldiers during the Iraq War. He was traveling to Iraq to coordinate further attacks against American troops. Targeting him was justified. A number of fellow veterans called me afterwards to share satisfaction that in this case, justice was done. Feel free to follow up if this didn't answer your question. > >>Comment deleted by user >> >>I think the justification was that he was planning attacks against American personnel in Iraq, which was true. The fact that we had designated the Qods Force a terrorist organization was not the deciding factor. After the Iranian retaliation (missile attacks on US and Iraqi forces in Iraq), the Iranians dialed back their attacks in Iraq and in the Gulf region. So apparently we hit the right guy.

Questions Answers
General Petraeus had some interesting ideas on how the rebuilding and formation of the Iraqi government should be after Sadam was ousted from power. Do you think that we would look on the Iraq war differently if the administration at the time would have followed General Petraus' recommendations after Saddam was ousted? It wasn't just Gen. Petraeus's ideas that were ignored; the administration paid scant attention to anything beyond regime change. Iraq might have turned out much differently had we seized the ammunition depots, closed the borders, retrained and used the Iraqi Army for security, and built representative government from the ground up, as the 101st Airborne Division under Gen. Petraeus was doing up in Mosul. The decision to invade Iraq was a mistake; the decision to invade with no plan for post-hostilities was madness.
"We need to find common ground and work from the middle outward, not from the extremes inward." Can we recover and get to this point? The news, social media, the water cooler - it really seems likes it’s us versus them more than ever before. I worry that the election will only lead to further polarization, regardless of outcome. Is this just the new norm in American politics? American politics have never been civil, but politicians in the past worked to find common ground and compromise once elections were over. The difference today is there are no
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I've collected 78 remote jobs published in last 24h
  • DevOps Engineer (Bristol, UK) ^([)^(link)^(])
    Moneyhub Financial Technology
    engineering, devops, engineer

  • Director of Engineering ^([)^(link)^(])
    Mechanism Ventures · Remote
    tech, full-time, product, anywhere-100-remote-only

  • Full Stack Developer ^([)^(link)^(])
    Amerit Consulting · USA
    engineering, javascript, full-stack, react, html, css, nodejs, typescript, angularjs, postgresql

  • Full-Stack Application Developer ^([)^(link)^(])
    Whizora · Remote

  • Senior Scientific Program Manager ^([)^(link)^(])
    Lupus Research Alliance · $100,000 - $120,000 · New York, US
    engineering, non-tech, sales-marketing

  • Senior Android Engineer ^([)^(link)^(])
    Argent - the future of money · London
    engineering, full-time, programming, full-stack, europe-only

  • Freelance Shopify Theme Designer ^([)^(link)^(])
    The Taproom · Atlanta, GA
    design, contract, anywhere-100-remote-only

  • Design & Marketing Lead (100% Remote) ^([)^(link)^(])
    Upright Labs, Inc · Anywhere
    design, anywhere, remote-friendly, full-time

  • Senior Ruby On Rails Engineer ^([)^(link)^(])
    Boatyard
    engineering, ruby, senior, engineer

  • Brand Designer ^([)^(link)^(])
    The Dyrt 2 · USA Only
    design, full_time

  • Community Engagement Associate ^([)[^(link)](https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/4750e4cd24884ed5b251d82d5c3869c1-community-engagement-associate-ukrainian-world-congress-toronto?utm_source=remoteweekly&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=listin

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How Quibi's Boomer Execs Sabotaged A $2BN Company By Being Completely Out Of Touch - by Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge) 13 Nov 2020

he downfall of Quibi has created an interesting counterpoint to the fall of Theranos. Though the companies were situated in very different industries, the Theranos story centers around a young woman who treacherously conned investors, journalists and even some of her own employees, before a small group of rebels gave the story up to the Wall Street Journal, which brough the whole sham crashing down.

On the other hand, Quibi wasn't an illegal scheme; it remains an obviously legitimate business, and it's certainly possible that a rival like Netflix or Hulu might scoop up some of the assets Quibi might be selling after Jeffrey Katzenberg announced plans to shut it down after an abysmal rollout during the pandemic that made the company into a laughingstock. Customers who signed up for Quibi's free trial quickly discovered, much to their eventual disappointment, that there was no way to watch the shows on their laptop, or a TV. Quibi's founders effectively engaged in an act of self-sabotage by ensuring that the smartphone app was the only venue in which their content - the quick "bites" from which Quibi's name is (again, confusingly) derived - could be consumed.

Many seemingly bone-headed decisions about the product, programming and the rollout have been documented by Bloomberg and WSJ (we've added our two cents' worth here and here), but since announcing plans to shut down, Katzenberg and Whitman, who have both been saddled with massive personal losses from the venture, have tried their hardest to project an air of humility and graciousness.

However, that task just got a lot harder, as Bloomberg's Businessweek earlier today published a deeply sourced piece elaborating on the many flaws and failures in Katzenberg's initial vision for the product. Those problems were only exacerbated by the out-of-touch arrogance exhibited by Katzenberg and his partner, Whitman, whom he recruited to the project, according to reports. Viewers who watched Whitman's early CNBC interviews pitching Quibi probably remember cringe-worthy moments, like when she reveals that the company's name is derived from the phrase "Quick Bites", or when she described Quibi as a revolutionary new medium, seemingly without realizing that hilarious short videos, sometimes with scripted plots, have been posted to YouTube for free since the mid-aughts.

Between shelling out $6 million to Reese Witherspoon to do a voice-over for an animal TV program that nobody watched, to Whitman awkwardly placing he

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[Table] Hey Reddit! I'm songwriter and producer Nicholas Furlong. Best known for writing and performing vocals on "The Nights" by Avicii. AMA!

Source

There was also a "guestbook" in the AMA.

Questions Answers
Just wondering (vis a vis "the nights"), did you father actually say any of that stuff to you? Also, love your stuff! Playing some of your other works to the family right now, thanks for reading! He did. There was a specific moment I will never forget when my dad and I were driving in his old beat up gear van and I was crying because I used to get made fun of A LOT for loving rap music as a white kid growing up, in a small hillbilly town. I was like 14 years old I think. He turned and said "Son... You can't listen to any of this. If you love what you're doing, do it unapologetically and if people make fun of you, fuck em." In the years approaching me moving to LA I also recall many convos of him saying that I'd only ever know how things would play it if I took the ride. He really gave me the courage to blindly throw myself out into the world and into the music industry with a head full of ideas and a heart full of enthusiasm.
^(the below is a reply to the above)
I remember people making fun of you in middle school and high school (CVMS DHS) I’m glad to see that you followed your dream and found success! It’s been cool to hear The Nights and say, “I went to high school with that guy!” It’s also super cool to see someone brush off the haters and become a raging success. 👏 Skuzzard: I remember this too unfortunately. I also remember in high school that Nick was a super genuine person. He is clearly still very genuine to his passions and goals, which you may not be able to say the same about for most people from our “small hillbilly town”.
nickfurlong: For the record, I still love that small hillbilly town. It's what made me and keeps me grounded. That, and all the good life long friends I have from here!
How exactly are you compensated? Do publishing companies periodically mail you a check for your contributions? Is it done online? There are SO many ways to make money in the music business. None of them are easy unfortunately, and collecting can feel like walking backwards through a forest with your eyes closed. Here's the best way I can break it down for you:
In the United States there are three songwriting societies known as PROs (ASCAP, BMI, and CESAC). Step 1 is to register for one of these. Personally, I chose BMI. You will be given a member ID number for yourself
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3-29-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

  • Companies offering [free food to healthcare workers](https://www.today.com/food/food-co
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$1.2MM/year selling light-up ice cubes and bath toys [liquid activated]

Hey - Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.

Today's interview is with Hagan Walker (u/haganwalker) of Glo®, a brand that makes liquid activated products

Some stats:

  • Product: liquid activated products
  • Revenue/mo: $104,166
  • Started: March 2015
  • Location: Starkville, Mississippi
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5

Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?

Hey, y’all! I’m Hagan Walker - one of the co-founders of Glo! We make liquid-activated products under two different brands - Glo Cubes, which are light up drink cubes - and Glo Pals, light-up sensory toys for children. Both incorporate the same patented liquid activation circuitry.

Basically, you drop one of our products in liquid and it uses ions in the liquid to bridge an electrical circuit, causing the cube to light up. Not only is the circuit patented, but we also have a unique design that isn’t triggered by residual fluid or ice. This means Glo Cubes work very well in a restaurant setting. When someone finishes a drink, the light goes out, indicating to the server that a refill is needed. The same idea translates to the Glo Pals. These bath toys only work in liquid - just draw a bath and drop them in. They automatically light up, and when you drain the tub, they turn off on their own - no buttons or switches to forget about!

It’s a strange combination (internally, we joke about kids and cocktails - ha!), but I’ll get into how that all came about in just a bit. We’re a bit quirky and, in this fast-paced world of e-commerce and dropshipping, we’ve found a small niche where we design, prototype, and package every single product from our headquarters in Starkville, Mississippi. This year, we’ll sell over 3 million of our products to customers in 37 countries.

Hold on to your seats. I believe telling a story should be real - it should include the highs and lows, tell you about how the path isn’t always straightforward, and detail how some things work out for a reason, so let’s start from the beginning.

What's your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?

The story of Glo starts in 2015 - my senior year of college. I wasn’t the best student or the brightest, but I found my niche and studied electrical engineering. I thought I had it all figured out - I had some great internships lined up and were the first student from the state of Mississippi t

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[Hiring] Instructional Designer - Philanthropy University · Oakland, CA

Are you a gifted educator who loves transforming complex jargon into accessible learning experiences? Are you excited about using online technology to drive social impact around the world?

Philanthropy U is a startup nonprofit that applies scalable technology to educate the world’s social impact players. Our online platform gives local nonprofits and other mission-driven organizations free access to courses, communities, and funding so they act with measurably more efficiency on the front lines. By supporting these organizations, we support the tens of millions of beneficiaries they support worldwide.

Attracting nearly 100,000 learners in the last year, we seek to grow our team as we continue to grow our initiative. Read more about our approach here and learn more about our values here.

As an instructional designer at Philanthropy University, you will help to create impactful learning experiences for this important audience. This is a full-time, salaried role based in Oakland, California.

Role Overview

Philanthropy University is looking for an exceptional instructional designer to create innovative and impactful online courses for nonprofit leaders. As an instructional designer, you will work across all stages of course design and production. This role requires independence, scrappiness, and creativity: you will not be asked to merely translate a professor’s course into a new format. Instead, you will need to uncover your own sources of expertise and use these to build brand-new curricula.

Your success will hinge on your ability to independently research complex information from a variety of sources and to synthesize that information into accessible, creative, and impactful content. This will involve developing an intimate understanding of our target user and the conditions in which they learn; researching content areas using available research, literature, and interviews with subject matter experts; synthesizing information from diverse sources to develop new curricula; managing media production; and creating interactive, fully digital content.

Responsibilities

Design Course Content:

  • Identify target users’ needs and drive course design toward innovative, compelling, and practical online learning experiences for these users
  • Project-manage the course development process, timeline, and communications
  • Define learner-centered objectives
  • Conduct research, identify
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[Discuss] Forbes article : The Saga Of 'Star Citizen,' A Video Game That Raised $300 Million—But May Never Be Ready To Play

copied from forbes site, google yourself for original article

It’s October 2018 and 2,000 video game fanatics are jammed into Austin’s Long Center for the Performing Arts to get a glimpse of Star Citizen, the sprawling online multiplayer game being made by legendary designer Chris Roberts. Most of the people here helped to pay for the game’s development—on average, $200 each, although some backers have given thousands. An epic sci-fi fantasy, Star Citizen was supposed to be finished in 2014. But after seven years of work, no one—least of all Roberts—has a clue as to when it will be done. But despite the disappointments and delays, this crowd is cheering for Roberts. They roar as the 50-year-old Englishman jumps onto the stage and a big screen lights up with the latest test version of Star Citizen.

The demo starts small: Seeing through the eyes of the in-game character, the player wakes up in his living quarters, gets up and brews a cup of coffee. Applause quickly turns to laughter when the game promptly crashes. While his underlings scramble to get the demo running again, a practiced Roberts smoothly fills minutes of dead air by screening a commercial for the Kraken, a massive war machine spaceship. Eventually the Kraken, like all the starships that Roberts sells, will be playable in Star Citizen. At least that’s the hope. But for $1,650 it could be yours, right away.

“Some days, I wish I could be like . . . ‘You’re not going to see anything until it’s beautiful,’ ” Roberts later says at his Los Angeles studio. “A lot of times we’ll show stuff and literally say, ‘Now, this is rough.’ ”

What’s really rough is the current state of Star Citizen. The company Roberts cofounded, Cloud Imperium Games, has raised $288 million to bring the PC game to life along with its companion, an offline single-player action game called Squadron 42. Of this haul, $242 million has been contributed by about 1.1 million fans, who have either bought digital toys like the Kraken or given cash online. Excluding cryptocurrencies, that makes Star Citizen far and away the biggest crowdfunded project ever.

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Rough playable modes—alphas, not betas—are used to raise hopes and illustrate work being done. And Roberts has enticed gamers with a steady stream of hype, including promising a vast, playable universe with “100 star systems.” But most of the money is gone, and the game is still far from finished. At the end of 2017, for example, Roberts was down

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7 Year Veteran of iOS and I'm DONE. Moving to VR. AMA.

This is going to be a very long post with lots of detailed history, reasoning, links, and conscious decision making explained. If you want to skip all that, there's a TLDR at the bottom. So let's get to it!

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Starting around 2008/2009, halfway through high school, people started asking me what I wanted to do with college, for "the rest of my life", and "for a living". (whatever that meant as a teenage. Spoiler alert: a huge fucking guess).

So I thought about what it is I loved to do, and what it is I wanted to contribute into the world:

Video games.

Which is why this post is here in r/gamedev, and not somewhere else.

Anyways, I was playing WoW like crazy, starting to make my own custom WC3 maps, and taking AP comp sci at high school. I was really starting to get the feeling that I wanted to "make games" when I got older.

Blizzard is truly the company that set it apart for me. No other company really influenced me the way Blizzard has (Note: This distinction is important for later in the story).

In 11th and 12th grade I also went a vocational school nearby where you'd attend half the day at your normal school, and the other half the day at the vocational school.

I was in the Programming class.

So for 2 years of high school, I was exposed to over 3 hours of programming every single day. Plus the entire knowledge base I started from with AP CS the year before.

If anyone was ready to make some shit happen, it was me. (cocky brag, classic teenager move).

Plus I had just gone to Blizzcon 2010 and was really hyped on the idea of living and working there. Partly because it was my first time ever in California, but also because it was an amazing event and I hadn't seen anything like it before.

So late 2010 I start applying to colleges in SoCal (USC, UCLA, UCI, CalPoly, etc) with the idea that I'll:

  1. Get accepted into a gaming program there.
  2. Graduate with a degree from a well-known SoCal school.
  3. Work for a big gaming company, which there are lots of in SoCal, hence the initial choice to apply there.

In early 2011, while still waiting to hear back from those schools, we went on a spring break trip to some quite strip of beach in southwestern Florida. It was nice because the houses were big enough to hold multiple families, but remote enough that you didn't feel crowded on the beach (or when driving the golf carts around).

While sitting on the deck, looking at the beach with a smoothie in my hand, I imagined my f

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Stack You Bitcoin now

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Dollar-cost averaging bitcoin - even with small amounts - could turn out to be a lucrative investment approach for long-term HODLers. And while some researchers claim that a lump sum investment in BTC beats dollar cost averaging in most cases, it’s still might not work for everyone. Therefore, if historic bitcoin returns are anything to go, “stacking sats” may not be such a bad idea.

In this article, you will discover five ways to stack sats in 2019.

Automated bitcoin investing

Arguably one - if not the - best way to “stack sats” is to make use of automated bitcoin investment platforms that enable you to dollar-cost average bitcoin in a fully automated manner. It allows to invest a fixed amount into bitcoin on a regular basis, regardless of the price action, which helps partially neutralize short-term volatility. There are a number of platforms that offer this service, with Coinbase being among the most well-known.

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To automate regular bitcoin purchases, you link your bank account to your bitcoin investment app. Then, the platform will purchase your specified amount of bitcoin using funds from your bank account at regular predetermined intervals.

For example, you could choose to invest USD 250 in bitcoin once a month on the day you receive your salary payment. This would enable you to build your bitcoin portfolio over time on autopilot without having to worry too much about volatility as you would be buying during the ups and downs. That means you would end up with an average entry price for your bitcoin trades. Hence, the name dollar-cost averaging.

Bitcoin cashback reward apps

Perhaps a more fun but still equally impactful way to “stack sats” would be to make use of so-called bitcoin cashback apps.

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As Cryptonews.com reported in July, there is a growing market for cashback rewards platform that pay users in bitcoin instead of fiat currency. The likes of Fold, Pei, and SatsApp enable users to receive a handful of satoshis every time they make a purchase at a registered merchant.

The arguable leader in this market, however, is Lolli, w

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Some advice please

*Im omitting some minor details so as to not expose myself to any j-dub from my area who might be lurking*

Anyways

Hello all,

I've been pomo now for a little over a year. Last I posted here I still had some doubts about leaving and even had a a pimi girlfriend. Since then a lot of things have changed (and I can't thank you all enough for it). I stopped going on the occasional service meeting. I stopped attending mid week meetings and eventually stopped entirely. As hard as it was, I ended my relationship with my aforementioned girlfriend and last but not least I took it upon me to renew my university studies during that time.

All of this, however, came with many repercussions. The few jw friends I had disassociated with me. My parents, the only family that I have on this earth became increasingly aggressive towards my new stance and as a result made it ever more difficult for me to undertake my studies.

Here lies my dilemma:

My parents (die hard pioneer mother and MS father) have both been putting more and more pressure on me to leave the home. Though I pay for practically half of all expenses around the house, work and have studied up to junior level for my bachelors they constantly complain about having a son who is "spiritually deficient" who is "practically dead in a spiritual sense" who "has no goals for himself or his future" and the list goes on as all of you already know. The arguments have gotten so bad to the point where they have threatened to kick me out of the home multiple times now.

And I am sick of it. I am tired of being put down. I am tired of the endless guilt tripping. I am tired of all of my efforts of being a good son and keeping a good relationship with them going in vain. The belittlement and verbal abuse that I have gotten up until now is getting out of hand and it is not helping with neither my depression or anxiety.

My proposed solution:

I've earned my associates of art and graphic design and am shy just 19 or so credits in order to get my bachelors. I sidetracked and undertook a full stack developer bootcamp this past year (computer science major yayyy) as a way of accelerating my path into this field since I don't currently have a job that is either related or pays well enough for me to live on my own. I've applied to over 100 jobs now out of state (mostly in California) as I

A: no longer wish to live here.

B: Everyone and anyone who is a jw here knows me.

C: It is a very cold state and me being the outdoor

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Majors that don't require a Ph.D. to be successful? Looking for suggestions.

Hello everyone. I've started college this semester and life has been a rollercoaster. I'm 22 already and I want to make sure I pick a path that I'll be happy with in the long run. Since I was 13, I knew I wanted to be a therapist. I always got satisfaction from putting people's puzzles together and making them click.

However, I recently moved to the US, where you're required to have a doctorate to be a psychologist. After extensive research (including with professors from my university), I realized that a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. is a terrible choice for me. I don't like research enough to spend 13 hours of 6 days a week being a slave to advisors. I don't want to work my ass off to have a mediocre salary of 70k in the long run.

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I considered doing only a masters or being a social worker, but I don't like the idea of being limited as a professional.

As I mentioned in the title, I considered med school (that, unlike psychology, doesn't revolve around research and pays really week), but I don't know if I'll able to sustain residency.

I considered IO Psychology (basically a psychologist that optimizes the workers), but you need to consistently move to have a job.

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I want something that:

-Doesn't require me to move to get a job. I'm going to live in a city btw, but not in California/NYC.

-Has big earning potential.

-Doesn't require a Ph.D. to be successful

I don't want something that:

-Careers that end in a boring job e.g. Finance

I like: psychology, fashion (lol), math, teaching (love it), therapy, graphic design (I don't do it since I can't draw at all and have 0 creativity)

I dislike: physics and chemistry

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Don't be intimidated, gimme your suggestions pls

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[HIRING] Software Engineer (3+ yrs full-time non-contractor, experience -- Senior or Principal level)! -- Salary: 260k-480k (plus benefits)

Hello reddit fam,

I am technical recruiter at an agency representing NewsBreak (Particle Media, Inc.), one of the first unicorns of 2021 (valued at over $1B). I have been periodically lurking on this page for a while and I recently been assigned this project and thought what better way to give back to the community for the stuff that I learned other than giving people the chance of a better future in this industry.

News Break defines a new way for users to engage with local news. Since its founding in 2015, it has grown by leaps and bounds. We’re the nation's largest intelligent local news platform!

News Break is ranked the #1 news app on both iOS and Android. With 12M+ daily active users and 25M+ monthly users (data source: App Annie), we’re also ahead of all major news apps such as The New York Times, CNN News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and SmartNews.

NewsBreak is a series-C startup headquartered at Mountain View, California with Seattle, Washington location as well.

For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

About the Role

The mission is to help local news survive and renew, local businesses to grow and prosper, and most importantly local people’s life to be informed and improved that together will foster a unique, healthy and connected local community.

NewsBreak is looking for ambitious talents who are committed to innovate in product, technology, or business, with the aim of engaging and empowering local media, local businesses, and local users.

The intelligent local information platform we are striving to build, News Break, serves as a perfect liaison among local users, local media and local businesses.

NewsBreak is looking for a highly skilled programmer who is comfortable with both front and back end programming. Full Stack Developers are responsible for developing and designing front end web architecture, ensuring the responsiveness of applications and working alongside graphic designers for web design features, among other duties.

Responsibilities

  • Full Stack Engineer will be required to see out a project from conception to final product, requiring good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Develop front end website architecture.
  • Design user interactions on web pages.
  • Develop back end website applications.
  • Create servers and databases for functionality.
  • Ensure cross-platform optimization for mobile phones.
  • Ensure responsiveness of applications.
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[HIRING] Software Engineer (3+ yrs full-time non-contractor, experience -- Senior or Principal level)! -- Salary: 260k-480k (plus benefits)

Hello reddit fam,

I am technical recruiter at an agency representing NewsBreak (Particle Media, Inc.), one of the first unicorns of 2021 (valued at over $1B).

News Break defines a new way for users to engage with local news. Since its founding in 2015, it has grown by leaps and bounds. We’re the nation's largest intelligent local news platform!

News Break is ranked the #1 news app on both iOS and Android. With 12M+ daily active users and 25M+ monthly users (data source: App Annie), we’re also ahead of all major news apps such as The New York Times, CNN News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and SmartNews.

NewsBreak is a series-C startup headquartered at Mountain View, California with Seattle, Washington location as well.

For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

About the Role

The mission is to help local news survive and renew, local businesses to grow and prosper, and most importantly local people’s life to be informed and improved that together will foster a unique, healthy and connected local community.

NewsBreak is looking for ambitious talents who are committed to innovate in product, technology, or business, with the aim of engaging and empowering local media, local businesses, and local users.

The intelligent local information platform we are striving to build, News Break, serves as a perfect liaison among local users, local media and local businesses.

NewsBreak is looking for a highly skilled programmer who is comfortable with both front and back end programming. Full Stack Developers are responsible for developing and designing front end web architecture, ensuring the responsiveness of applications and working alongside graphic designers for web design features, among other duties.

Responsibilities

  • Full Stack Engineer will be required to see out a project from conception to final product, requiring good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Develop front end website architecture.
  • Design user interactions on web pages.
  • Develop back end website applications.
  • Create servers and databases for functionality.
  • Ensure cross-platform optimization for mobile phones.
  • Ensure responsiveness of applications.
  • Work alongside graphic designers for web design features.
  • See through a project from conception to finished product.
  • Design and develop APIs.
  • Stay abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages.

Requirements (bolded are most imp

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A short history of the Bulgarian personal computers ( IMKO - Pravetz line)

A short introduction.

Due to popular demand (in this post) In the following lines I will try to summarize the history of personal computing in Bulgaria. I will try to make it easy and entertaining to read but also informative. If I fail in doing so I beg your forgiveness as I am neither a writer nor a native English speaker. I will give some very basic information on the beginning of Bulgarian computing then jump to the era of the "Microcomputer"

The Beginning

As some of my compatriots will proudly (and in my honest opinion wrongly) point out that a Bulgarian is actually responsible for the invention of the first electronic computer - namely John Atanasoff. I find this statement wrong on several counts. First of all it is debatable whether the Atanasoff-Berry (early 1940s) computer was truly the first automatic electronic computer, as it was not programmable or Turing capable. And secondly that John Atanasoff did not consider himself to be Bulgarian. His father was.

Generally speaking the history of computers in Bulgaria begins in the late 1930s. When various IBM punched card mechanical and electronically-mechanical devices were imported in Bulgaria and used for accounting and statistical data. Those devices were used until the 1960s. In the said 60s Bulgaria acquired more machines like the French Gamma 10, and IBM 1460. The true beginning of Bulgarian computing is considered to be the establishment of the "Computing center, of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences" (Изчислителен Център при Института по математика на БАН) in the year of God 1961. Three years later in 1963 the first Bulgarian computer was born - Vitosha (Витоша). It was a machine with 1500 vacuum tubes/valves/lamps (depending on where you live and how you call them), it had 32 instructions using indexed registers and the main storage was a magnetic drum with the capacity of 4096 words.

Fast forward.

To understand what happens next we have to go back. And start with this man:

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He was born in 1911 in a town whose name will be revealed later in our story in what was then the Kingdom of Bulgaria. Now the Kingdom of Bulgaria will enter WWII and will exit as the People's Republic of Bu

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[HIRING] ML Software Engineer (3+ yrs full-time non-contractor, experience -- Senior or Principal level)! -- Salary: 260k-480k (plus benefits)

Hello reddit fam,

I am technical recruiter at an agency representing NewsBreak (Particle Media, Inc.), one of the first unicorns of 2021 (valued at over $1B).

News Break defines a new way for users to engage with local news. Since its founding in 2015, it has grown by leaps and bounds. We’re the nation's largest intelligent local news platform!

News Break is ranked the #1 news app on both iOS and Android. With 12M+ daily active users and 25M+ monthly users (data source: App Annie), we’re also ahead of all major news apps such as The New York Times, CNN News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and SmartNews.

NewsBreak is a series-C startup headquartered at Mountain View, California with Seattle, Washington location as well.

For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

About the Role

The mission is to help local news survive and renew, local businesses to grow and prosper, and most importantly local people’s life to be informed and improved that together will foster a unique, healthy and connected local community.

NewsBreak is looking for ambitious talents who are committed to innovate in product, technology, or business, with the aim of engaging and empowering local media, local businesses, and local users.

The intelligent local information platform we are striving to build, News Break, serves as a perfect liaison among local users, local media and local businesses.

NewsBreak is looking for a highly skilled programmer who is comfortable with both front and back end programming. Full Stack Developers are responsible for developing and designing front end web architecture, ensuring the responsiveness of applications and working alongside graphic designers for web design features, among other duties.

Requirements (bolded are most important)

  • Bachelor Computer Science (or relevant) degree (cannot be a certificate) with minimum 3 years of full-time, non-contractor, RELEVANT function/industry experience.
  • MUST have relevant project experience with Ranking, Feed, Relevance, Recommendation, and/or NLP.
  • Must be at Google's L4-L6 equivalent level (on levels.fyi).
  • Huge plus if you have worked previously at a large internet company (Paypal, Facebook, Amazon, etc.)

Benefits

NewsBreak provides highly competitive compensation package including base salary, bonuses, and stock options. Benefits include great Medical, Dental, 401k (matching), and Vision. A fl

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[HIRING] Software Engineer (3+ yrs full-time non-contractor, experience -- Senior or Principal level)! -- Salary: 260k-480k (plus benefits)

Hello reddit fam,

I am technical recruiter at an agency representing NewsBreak (Particle Media, Inc.), one of the first unicorns of 2021 (valued at over $1B).

News Break defines a new way for users to engage with local news. Since its founding in 2015, it has grown by leaps and bounds. We’re the nation's largest intelligent local news platform!

News Break is ranked the #1 news app on both iOS and Android. With 12M+ daily active users and 25M+ monthly users (data source: App Annie), we’re also ahead of all major news apps such as The New York Times, CNN News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and SmartNews.

NewsBreak is a series-C startup headquartered at Mountain View, California with Seattle, Washington location as well.

For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

About the Role

The mission is to help local news survive and renew, local businesses to grow and prosper, and most importantly local people’s life to be informed and improved that together will foster a unique, healthy and connected local community.

NewsBreak is looking for ambitious talents who are committed to innovate in product, technology, or business, with the aim of engaging and empowering local media, local businesses, and local users.

The intelligent local information platform we are striving to build, News Break, serves as a perfect liaison among local users, local media and local businesses.

NewsBreak is looking for a highly skilled programmer who is comfortable with both front and back end programming. Full Stack Developers are responsible for developing and designing front end web architecture, ensuring the responsiveness of applications and working alongside graphic designers for web design features, among other duties.

Responsibilities

  • Full Stack Engineer will be required to see out a project from conception to final product, requiring good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Develop front end website architecture.
  • Design user interactions on web pages.
  • Develop back end website applications.
  • Create servers and databases for functionality.
  • Ensure cross-platform optimization for mobile phones.
  • Ensure responsiveness of applications.
  • Work alongside graphic designers for web design features.
  • See through a project from conception to finished product.
  • Design and develop APIs.
  • Stay abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages.

Requirements (bolded are most imp

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[HIRING] Software Engineer (3+ yrs full-time non-contractor, experience -- Senior or Principal level)! -- Salary: 260k-480k (plus benefits)

Hello reddit fam,

I am technical recruiter at an agency representing NewsBreak (Particle Media, Inc.), one of the first unicorns of 2021 (valued at over $1B).

News Break defines a new way for users to engage with local news. Since its founding in 2015, it has grown by leaps and bounds. We’re the nation's largest intelligent local news platform!

News Break is ranked the #1 news app on both iOS and Android. With 12M+ daily active users and 25M+ monthly users (data source: App Annie), we’re also ahead of all major news apps such as The New York Times, CNN News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and SmartNews.

NewsBreak is a series-C startup headquartered at Mountain View, California with Seattle, Washington location as well.

For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

About the Role

The mission is to help local news survive and renew, local businesses to grow and prosper, and most importantly local people’s life to be informed and improved that together will foster a unique, healthy and connected local community.

NewsBreak is looking for ambitious talents who are committed to innovate in product, technology, or business, with the aim of engaging and empowering local media, local businesses, and local users.

The intelligent local information platform we are striving to build, News Break, serves as a perfect liaison among local users, local media and local businesses.

NewsBreak is looking for a highly skilled programmer who is comfortable with both front and back end programming. Full Stack Developers are responsible for developing and designing front end web architecture, ensuring the responsiveness of applications and working alongside graphic designers for web design features, among other duties.

Responsibilities

  • Full Stack Engineer will be required to see out a project from conception to final product, requiring good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Develop front end website architecture.
  • Design user interactions on web pages.
  • Develop back end website applications.
  • Create servers and databases for functionality.
  • Ensure cross-platform optimization for mobile phones.
  • Ensure responsiveness of applications.
  • Work alongside graphic designers for web design features.
  • See through a project from conception to finished product.
  • Design and develop APIs.
  • Stay abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages.

Requirements (bolded are most imp

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[HIRING] Software Engineer (3+ yrs full-time non-contractor, experience -- Senior or Principal level)! -- Salary: 260k-480k (plus benefits)

Hello reddit fam,

I am technical recruiter at an agency representing NewsBreak (Particle Media, Inc.), one of the first unicorns of 2021 (valued at over $1B).

News Break defines a new way for users to engage with local news. Since its founding in 2015, it has grown by leaps and bounds. We’re the nation's largest intelligent local news platform!

News Break is ranked the #1 news app on both iOS and Android. With 12M+ daily active users and 25M+ monthly users (data source: App Annie), we’re also ahead of all major news apps such as The New York Times, CNN News, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, and SmartNews.

NewsBreak is a series-C startup headquartered at Mountain View, California with Seattle, Washington location as well.

For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

About the Role

The mission is to help local news survive and renew, local businesses to grow and prosper, and most importantly local people’s life to be informed and improved that together will foster a unique, healthy and connected local community.

NewsBreak is looking for ambitious talents who are committed to innovate in product, technology, or business, with the aim of engaging and empowering local media, local businesses, and local users.

The intelligent local information platform we are striving to build, News Break, serves as a perfect liaison among local users, local media and local businesses.

NewsBreak is looking for a highly skilled programmer who is comfortable with both front and back end programming. Full Stack Developers are responsible for developing and designing front end web architecture, ensuring the responsiveness of applications and working alongside graphic designers for web design features, among other duties.

Responsibilities

  • Full Stack Engineer will be required to see out a project from conception to final product, requiring good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Develop front end website architecture.
  • Design user interactions on web pages.
  • Develop back end website applications.
  • Create servers and databases for functionality.
  • Ensure cross-platform optimization for mobile phones.
  • Ensure responsiveness of applications.
  • Work alongside graphic designers for web design features.
  • See through a project from conception to finished product.
  • Design and develop APIs.
  • Stay abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages.

Requirements (bolded are most imp

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The Koch/ALEC/Republican take over of states.

Let me know what you think, anything not explained or poorly worded, or if you have something I missed.

The Koch/Republican network is taking - over - state - legislatures across the country: closing voting stations in minority areas, purging voters, engaging in extreme gerrymandering of districts and efforts to oppose this through popular ballots are restricted, disenfranchising voters, engaging in "vote caging", preventing students from voting, enacting nebulous signature mismatch rules, as well as onerous^1[^2](https://www.npr.org/2018/10/13/

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[Hiring] Director of Communications at Food Forward

**Organizational Overview:**Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. Fruits and vegetables are collected in Los Angeles and Ventura counties from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Terminal. This recovered produce is provided, free of charge, to low-income populations across virtually all social service sectors: homeless outreach, food banks, domestic violence shelters, transitional youth homes, veteran services, after-school programs, LGBTQ+ teen/adult/senior services, programs serving people with disabilities, college student assistance programs, and many more. Since Food Forward’s inception, thousands of dedicated volunteers in collaboration with our staff have rescued over 100 million pounds of fruits and vegetables, helping to feed over two million people across eight Southern California counties this year alone. *See our core values posted below.

Read more and apply here!

Position Overview:
The Director of Communications will report to the Executive Director, and will lead, create, strategize, and implement campaigns for all mission-driven work at Food Forward, including special events, fundraising, and general brand awareness. This person is responsible for shepherding Food Forward’s compelling voice through all media platforms, including digital and social media, public relations, visual communications and branding, fundraising campaigns, and government relationships. They possess the talent, confidence, and experience to inspire staff, organizational leadership, and a large, diverse community of supporters to grow Food Forward’s reputation as a leading force in food recovery.

This person must be highly organized, proactive by nature, deeply technically savvy, and extremely creative with the ability to think outside-of-the-box, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines. They must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, be very well-versed in social media strategy and execution as well as analytical tools and evaluation. A bilingual (English/Spanish) candidate is highly desired. The ideal candidate will have pre-existing relationships with national, local, and mainstream media and a proven track record in securing regular press pieces on behalf of a brand or organiza

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3-27-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

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4-4-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • YSK: Many states consider a significant reduction in pay a "constructive dismissal" - if your employer reduces your wages due to the stimulus, you may be able to file under unemployment insurance. - u/Acctingner
  • You should know that most disinfectant sprays need to be left on the surface you're spraying for 5 to 10 minutes before being wiped off.
  • Nursing 101: Caring for your loved ones at home
  • These three articles will probably answer any stimulus check questions you have
  • What to do the moment you cannot make ends meet
  • I am collaborating now with u/rbevans to export this list and more into a searchable database as, at some point, I am bound to reach the character limit on Reddit.
  • A website in the works to help you locate resources specific to your area. Small now, but I recommend bookmarking it.
  • If you are looking for work, this website is listing places that are hiring right now.
  • There are predators taking advantage of the CoVid-19 outbreak to scam people. Don't be fooled. Here is what the FTC is suggesting you watch out for and what they are doing to protect you.
  • When is the point of no return to flatten the curve by state
  • What is your Governor doing about the CoVid-19 outbreak?
  • This bilingual fabric [mask usage and cleaning instruction](https://diymask.site/?fbclid=IwAR1N7UYVY
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4-1-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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📅︎ Apr 01 2020
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4-2-20 - Comprehensive List of Free Services, Emergency Assistance, Ways we can Help, and Things to Do While We All Quarantine

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • YSK: Many states consider a significant reduction in pay a "constructive dismissal" - if your employer reduces your wages due to the stimulus, you may be able to file under unemployment insurance. - u/Acctingner
  • You should know that most disinfectant sprays need to be left on the surface you're spraying for 5 to 10 minutes before being wiped off.
  • Nursing 101: Caring for your loved ones at home
  • These three articles will probably answer any stimulus check questions you have
  • What to do the moment you cannot make ends meet
  • I am collaborating now with u/rbevans to export this list and more into a searchable database as, at some point, I am bound to reach the character limit on Reddit.
  • A website in the works to help you locate resources specific to your area. Small now, but I recommend bookmarking it.
  • If you are looking for work, this website is listing places that are hiring right now.
  • There are predators taking advantage of the CoVid-19 outbreak to scam people. Don't be fooled. Here is what the FTC is suggesting you watch out for and what they are doing to protect you.
  • When is the point of no return to flatten the curve by state
  • What is your Governor doing about the CoVid-19 outbreak?
  • This bilingual fabric [mask usage and cleaning instruction](https://diymask.site/?fbclid=IwAR1N7UYVY
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$1.2MM/year selling light-up ice cubes and bath toys [liquid activated]

Hey - Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.

Today's interview is with Hagan Walker (u/haganwalker) of Glo®, a brand that makes liquid activated products

Some stats:

  • Product: liquid activated products
  • Revenue/mo: $104,166
  • Started: March 2015
  • Location: Starkville, Mississippi
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5

Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?

Hey, y’all! I’m Hagan Walker - one of the co-founders of Glo! We make liquid-activated products under two different brands - Glo Cubes, which are light up drink cubes - and Glo Pals, light-up sensory toys for children. Both incorporate the same patented liquid activation circuitry.

Basically, you drop one of our products in liquid and it uses ions in the liquid to bridge an electrical circuit, causing the cube to light up. Not only is the circuit patented, but we also have a unique design that isn’t triggered by residual fluid or ice. This means Glo Cubes work very well in a restaurant setting. When someone finishes a drink, the light goes out, indicating to the server that a refill is needed. The same idea translates to the Glo Pals. These bath toys only work in liquid - just draw a bath and drop them in. They automatically light up, and when you drain the tub, they turn off on their own - no buttons or switches to forget about!

It’s a strange combination (internally, we joke about kids and cocktails - ha!), but I’ll get into how that all came about in just a bit. We’re a bit quirky and, in this fast-paced world of e-commerce and dropshipping, we’ve found a small niche where we design, prototype, and package every single product from our headquarters in Starkville, Mississippi. This year, we’ll sell over 3 million of our products to customers in 37 countries.

Hold on to your seats. I believe telling a story should be real - it should include the highs and lows, tell you about how the path isn’t always straightforward, and detail how some things work out for a reason, so let’s start from the beginning.

What's your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?

The story of Glo starts in 2015 - my senior year of college. I wasn’t the best student or the brightest, but I found my niche and studied electrical engineering. I thought I had it all figured out - I had some great internships lined up and were the first student from the state of Mississippi t

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$1.2MM/year selling light-up ice cubes and bath toys [liquid activated]

Hey - Pat from StarterStory.com here with another interview.

Today's interview is with Hagan Walker (u/haganwalker) of Glo®, a brand that makes liquid activated products

Some stats:

  • Product: liquid activated products
  • Revenue/mo: $104,166
  • Started: March 2015
  • Location: Starkville, Mississippi
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5

Hello! Who are you and what business did you start?

Hey, y’all! I’m Hagan Walker - one of the co-founders of Glo! We make liquid-activated products under two different brands - Glo Cubes, which are light up drink cubes - and Glo Pals, light-up sensory toys for children. Both incorporate the same patented liquid activation circuitry.

Basically, you drop one of our products in liquid and it uses ions in the liquid to bridge an electrical circuit, causing the cube to light up. Not only is the circuit patented, but we also have a unique design that isn’t triggered by residual fluid or ice. This means Glo Cubes work very well in a restaurant setting. When someone finishes a drink, the light goes out, indicating to the server that a refill is needed. The same idea translates to the Glo Pals. These bath toys only work in liquid - just draw a bath and drop them in. They automatically light up, and when you drain the tub, they turn off on their own - no buttons or switches to forget about!

It’s a strange combination (internally, we joke about kids and cocktails - ha!), but I’ll get into how that all came about in just a bit. We’re a bit quirky and, in this fast-paced world of e-commerce and dropshipping, we’ve found a small niche where we design, prototype, and package every single product from our headquarters in Starkville, Mississippi. This year, we’ll sell over 3 million of our products to customers in 37 countries.

Hold on to your seats. I believe telling a story should be real - it should include the highs and lows, tell you about how the path isn’t always straightforward, and detail how some things work out for a reason, so let’s start from the beginning.

What's your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?

The story of Glo starts in 2015 - my senior year of college. I wasn’t the best student or the brightest, but I found my niche and studied electrical engineering. I thought I had it all figured out - I had some great internships lined up and were the first student from the state of Mississippi t

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