News Impact Summit London

Yesterday I had the chance to attend News Impact Summit at the London School of Economics. The theme this year was Trolls, Corruption, Falsehood: Reporting ‘Truth’ in the Digital Age. It was really a wonderful event, and after attending (too!) many tech events & meetups, it’s also refreshing to attend a slightly different event and to talk about how technology can affect politics or public policy. Here is a summary of some of the talks I found very interesting. Panama Papers There were a couple of talks about the Panama Papers. The scale of... Read The Rest →

How To Turn A “Lost Generation” Of Engineers In Iran Into An Innovation Asset

Iran graduates

Every year, 5,000 engineers graduate from university, out of which 1000-1500 are of world-class standards. And yet, we were told that there are currently 400,000 unemployed engineers in Iran and underemployment is a rampant problem. Using this “lost generation” of engineers could be a great way for the country to innovate. The rate of entrepreneurship is low in Iran, but a few things can be done in order to solve this problem.

Startup Weekend Shiraz

StartupWeekendShiraz

At the end of October, we attended Startup Weekend Shiraz. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

HOW TO: Remove yourself from a Facebook event

Facebook-Event

Back in December, Facebook made a minor change to its Events feature, replacing “Attending,” “Maybe Attending,” and “Not Attending” with “Join,” “Maybe” and “Decline". Since then, it has become impossible to remove yourself from an event. But today, I found the solution, so follow the guide!

 
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