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Startup News: Black Techies Meetup is Tonight

kyle wanamaker Startup News: Black Techies Meetup is Tonight

Mr. Wanamaker.

DIVERSITY. Black Techies Meetup is tonight. “This meetup exists because I was damn tired of being the only black person at other tech meetups,” says Tumblr dev Kyle Wanamaker. “We aim to be a network of developers in NYC interested in becoming better, learning from each other and networking. Developers of all skill levels are welcome, from experienced hardcore, neckbeard hackers, to n00bs. If you want to be awesome, or more awesome, I hope you can find yourself at home here.” 7 p.m., at Tumblr’s HQ.

HOLIDAY GIVING. “Reqoop, an NYC-based startup that enables shoppers to share discoveries they make from brick-and-mortar stores, while they’re out shopping, and earn rewards for sharing their finds…  just kicked off a campaign to help raise funds for goods for good, a NYC & Malawai-based organization that takes excess and surplus goods, like fabrics and school and health supplies, and creates opportunities for communities in Malawi (goods4good.org). The campaign is called “Snap for Good” and it’s pretty straightforward: for every style find that shoppers snap using the Reqoop app while they’re out shopping in December, we will donate $1 to goods for good. We’re hoping to raise $2,000.”

UPDATE. General Assembly-based Bubble has made some updates to its app. “We’re taking Bubbles (hashtags) and attaching them to interests to let you follow them in a different way, by discovering what everyone is sharing about that interest,” founder Lee Hnetinka wrote to Betabeat in an email. “So maybe you like Dubset? Join the Bubble for it and whenever someone shares a song they’re listening with the hashtag #dubset, you’ll be able to discover it.”

TRACKIN UR MEDIAS. “Adaptly helps companies advertise on social networks not just for clicks, but to increase engagement. Today it unveiled its new standard for how that is measured. Adaptly Momentum tracks over 160+ interaction criteria across all major social networks so its clients can measure the effect of paid, earned and owned media.”

WHO IS HIRING. Charlie O’Donnell seeks an intern for his newsletter, This Week in the NYC Innovation Community, which he sends out every week. He imagines about five to seven hours a week. “It will be paid, but not terribly much,” he writes. Go work at betaworks! Bit.ly seeks a “sales research associate,” and News.me seeks a senior iOS developer and Python engineer.

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