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Announcing HackMentalHealth — Silicon Valley’s Mental Health Hackathon

In the upcoming century, mental health is one of the biggest challenges our nation faces. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health: 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness in a given year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 15–24. 46% of homeless adults live… Continue reading Announcing HackMentalHealth — Silicon Valley’s Mental Health Hackathon

Announcing HackMentalHealth — Silicon Valley’s Mental Health Hackathon

In the upcoming century, mental health is one of the biggest challenges our nation faces. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness in a given year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 15–24. 46% of homeless adults live… Continue reading Announcing HackMentalHealth — Silicon Valley’s Mental Health Hackathon

I Hacked HQ Trivia But Here’s How They Can Stop Me

Cross-posted on Medium.com/@stervy.  Interested in breaking into product management? Reach out here. HQ Trivia, one of the hottest apps of 2017, is reinventing what game shows look like in the 21st century. On HQ, you can tune in live every day to answer trivia questions for the chance to win thousands of dollars. However, as… Continue reading I Hacked HQ Trivia But Here’s How They Can Stop Me

Virtual Moon Land — the Next CryptoKitties?

Cryptocurrency is skyrocketing. Bitcoin is approaching a record $20,000, and Ethereum and Litecoin are ballooning in price (or “mooning” in blockchain parlance). As these cryptocurrencies rise in popularity, we’ve seen incredible projects that leverage blockchain technology, including the popular social media site Steemit and OpenBazaar, a peer-to-peer online marketplace. Most recently, a website allowing users to trade and breed… Continue reading Virtual Moon Land — the Next CryptoKitties?

Why I Send Annual Friendship Feedback Emails

For the past three years, I’ve sent out “friendship feedback” emails to some of my closest friends. Here’s why. Friendships are essential Friendship is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warm feeling inside. Friendship is one of the most critical, beautiful types of relationships. As C.S. Lewis puts… Continue reading Why I Send Annual Friendship Feedback Emails

Mention these five tech trends in your PM interview

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the best PM interview preparation strategies is to create a “Big Ideas” list of tech trends. When asked questions like “What is the future of the microwave?” or “How would you redesign the airport experience?” these tech trends can help frame your answer, and demonstrate your forward-thinking skills. Below are… Continue reading Mention these five tech trends in your PM interview

Dear Facebook, “Download My Archive” is Broken and That’s Not Okay

Facebook’s “Download My Archive” feature is incomplete and unusable. We have a right to our data. Facebook has a lot of our data. The time you and your friend got into that huge political debate. The hilarious conversations from your high school chat groups. The moment you realized you were in love with your future husband. As users… Continue reading Dear Facebook, “Download My Archive” is Broken and That’s Not Okay

Moving to a New City? An Immersion Checklist

Moving to a new city is hard. New location, new home, new job, new friends, new coffee shops, new mailman, new weather, new supermarkets, new everything. Especially as adults, it’s challenging to fully immerse yourself in new locations. It’s been hard for me too. But, as I travel around the US, I’m getting better at it.… Continue reading Moving to a New City? An Immersion Checklist

I Listened to Emotionally Vulnerable Strangers on Reddit

The power of peer-to-peer emotional support communities Before I tell my story, I want to clarify that I’m not trained as a clinical psychologist or therapist. My only exposure with mental health counseling has been serving as a suicide hotline counselor for two years at San Francisco Suicide Prevention. Beyond that, I yearn to provide… Continue reading I Listened to Emotionally Vulnerable Strangers on Reddit