SCS Author Presentation & Booksigning
- University Center
- McConomy Auditorium - First Floor
- ALEXIS OHANIAN
- Reddit Co-Founder and Author
- Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed
For aspiring entrepreneurs eager to embrace the future of the internet for fun, profit, and the good of humankind. The world isn't flat, but the world wide web is. May this be your blueprint.
Courtesy of Amazom.com
"As Alexis Ohanian learned when he helped to co-found the immensely popular reddit.com, the internet is the most powerful and democratic tool for disseminating information in human history. And when that power is harnessed to create new communities, technologies, businesses or charities, the results can be absolutely stunning. In this book, Alexis will share his ideas, tips and even his own doodles about harnessing the power of the web for good, and along the way, he will share his philosophy with young entrepreneurs all over the globe. At 29, Ohanian has come to personify the dorm-room tech entrepreneur, changing the world without asking permission...."
Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder and investor in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from UVA in 2005, Alexis and his co-founder Steve Huffman started reddit, now a top 100 website. Now a reddit board member, Alexis focuses on social enterprise Breadpig, publishing authors like xkcd and SMBC — profits donated to worthy causes. Alexis 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, co-founder of the non-profit IHAS, and has written the book, Without Their Permission (Oct 2013) Along the way, Alexis 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.
Hosted by The School of Computer Science in cooperation with the CIE at Carnegie Mellon University.