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Shift Conference 2015 - Theresa Preston-Werner (Codestarter)

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Theresa Preston-Werner from Codestarter did a talk on Shift Conference 2015 in Split, Croatia named "Did you do the ALS ice bucket challenge?".

See the video of her presentation here: http://youtu.be/SEAr93Y8Ji0

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Shift Conference 2015 - Theresa Preston-Werner (Codestarter)

  1. 1. Did you do the ALS ice bucket challenge?
  2. 2. More than 17 million videos were uploaded to Facebook in the first 3 months.
  3. 3. Theresa Preston-Werner @tpdubs2
  4. 4. culture: "... an historically transmitted pattern of meanings embodied in symbols, a system of inherited conceptions expressed in symbolic forms by means of which men communicate, perpetuate, and develop their knowledge about and attitudes toward life." (Geertz 1973: 89)
  5. 5. culture: the neat stuff we create and do
  6. 6. Codestarter We crowdfund $250 laptops for kids who want to learn to code.
  7. 7. 448 laptops funded to date Our partner coding organizations have grown 47%
  8. 8. https://github.com/ codestarterorg/ubuntu-chromebook-installer
  9. 9. What does laptops for kids have to do with the ice bucket challenge?
  10. 10. • Open source • Making charity cool • The role for investors • The role for employees • Full-stack philanthropy
  11. 11. 1. Open source Open Source (Almost) Everything http://tom.preston-werner.com/ 2011/11/22/open-source-everything.html
  12. 12. 2. We need to make giving to charity cool.
  13. 13. capital: “Capital is the resource, command of which, enables one to exercise and resist domination in social relations, or putting it another way, to maintain a position in the status hierarchy of society...” (Blunden 2004)
  14. 14. What I really mean is...
  15. 15. Úll’s race for good
  16. 16. 3. Investors must get on board.
  17. 17. 1% of nothing: pledge 1% of your startup’s equity to a good cause http://www.pledge1percent.org/
  18. 18. • Andreessen Horowitz • SVAngel • LinkedIn • AngelList?
  19. 19. 4. Employees should be empowered to buy in.
  20. 20. Corporate-sponsored giving programs
  21. 21. 5. Full-stack philanthropy What’s your mission?
  22. 22. Thanks!

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