Hacking your future with lessons from reddit, hipmunk and breadpig

Monday, November 11, 2013 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Carroll 111

About the event

The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication hosted reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian Nov. 11 for a talk around his new book "Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed." After a brief talk, Ohanian was joined onstage by UNC alumnus and Three Ships Media CEO Zach Clayton for a Q&A. Before his talk, Ohanian joined communications and technology professionals for a student-only networking event, and the night concluded with a book signing.

About Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder and investor in Brooklyn, N.Y.

After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2005, Ohanian and his co-founder Steve Huffman started reddit, now a top 100 website.

Now a reddit board member, Ohanian focuses on social enterprise Breadpig, which publishes authors such as xkcd and SMBC — profits donated to worthy causes.

He helped launch hipmunk and ran marketing/pr/community before becoming an advisor and joining the fight against SOPA & PIPA.

He invests and advises over sixty tech startups. He's Y Combinator's Ambassador to the East and co-founder of the non-profit IHAS.

Along the way, he spoke at TED, volunteered in Armenia as a Kiva Fellow, and was named on Forbes 30 Under 30 list two years in a row (and then turned 30).

He proudly doodled the logos for all three of his startups and loves his cat, Karma.

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