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🐦 If you missed this last week, here's everything you need to know about community building 👇
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👨💻 We're hiring a Senior Backend Engineer
We're looking for a Senior Java Developer who has good experience in API development and integrations. Working experience or familiarity with Spring Boot, REST APIs, Schema Design, ORM frameworks, and Microservices will be a big plus. A humble request: please share this with anyone who you think is the right fit for this profile or on your social media. Would be of immense help 🙏. Mail us the resumes at email@example.com.
👥 Substack acquires community consulting startup People & Company
Substack co-founder Hamish McKenzie said that the company had previously used the People & Co. team to consult on their fellowship and mentorship programs and that members of the team would now be working on a variety of new efforts, from scaling programs to help writers with legal support and health insurance to community-guided projects like workshops and meetups to help crowdsource insights.
🎙️ Discord's new Stage Discovery portal will connect live audio event with communities
The company launched Stage Channels, its own Clubhouse-like voice event rooms, in late March. With those building blocks in place, in June Discord will start surfacing events (think open mic nights, book clubs, etc.) through a new portal called Stage Discovery, adding a way for anybody to connect with the cool communities in the process.
🎂 Discord celebrates turning 6 with new logo, new colours and a refreshed look
💻 Notion's API is now in public beta.
📹 Geneva - Your new communication app for communities!
Li Jin's Atelier Ventures officially launched Geneva yesterday - a communication app for groups, clubs & communities of all sizes. Create rooms and chat, post, talk, video call, stream and more..
💬 Free-chat friendly community-chat alternatives
As Big Tech companies have continued to mass censor public social media platforms and used their algorithms to manipulate the posts that users see, the popularity of community chat apps has soared. These alternatives provide many of the same community chat features as Discord without the censorship. Many also use privacy-preserving technology that ensures that only you and the people you’re chatting with can see the conversations.
👥 The newest job role you’ve probably never heard of: “Community Designers” (CDs)
🗨️ AMA on community building, startups, founder-mindset, no-code, and more with Sharath (Founder, Shoutout.so)
Hive Index - Find online communities, find your people
An online curator and discovery platform for global communities across all platforms.
Meet Erik Torenberg - Co-founder, Village Global | Founder, On Deck | Previously - Founding Team Product Hunt
Erik's Village Global is an early stage venture capital firm backed by some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. They have invested in a multitude of startups, globally.
On the other hand, his other company - On Deck, "is building Stanford for the Internet". It's where the world's top talent comes to connect.
Sahil Lavingia (Founder, Gumroad) - The Minimalist Entrepreneur
Sahil's "The Minimalist Entrepreneur" is a four-week cohort-based course for founders who want to learn to do more with less. He'll cover his approach to starting a business from scratch, as well as scaling it to your definition of success. Plus, once you get there, how to own it such that it doesn't own you.
You can join the waitlist here.
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Welcome to the 54th edition of our newsletter. Today, we will talk about the growth journey of Braze.
Some updates on Covid, a deeper dive into Discord, Stoa's cohort-based courses, and more.