54 Hours of Awesome

While in SF for my about.me internship I attended a happy hour at LaunchRock HQ where I was told I should check out Startup Weekend. Thank goodness they told me, because Startup Weekend is basically the coolest thing ever.

For those of you like me who have no idea what a Startup Weeked is brace yourself cause I’m about to deliver you four sentences of awesome:

Startup Weekend invites coders/designers/marketers to come together for a weekend with the goal of starting up a product in a 54 hour time period. Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders for an opportunity for critical feedback.

I wore some of my about.me swag on the second day of the event and kept getting mad props for our product. It’s been great working with a product that a lot of people use and love and awesome to meet users in person.

Basically, if you have an idea for the next big thing but don’t know how to make it happen – this is where you can make it happen in one weekend! I pitched, got a team, and took third place with these awesome people!

The Kingdom of Spain

Our World Tour through about.me pages brought us to Spain, where I have been blow away by the incredible photos! It was easy to see why Spain is considered one the most beautiful places in the world. The pages we found feature a lawyer, writer, educator, pastor and photographer.

Beautiful architecture- why can’t all buildings be this ornate?

Three suggested email signatures

You’ve already put your about.me URL on all your other social properties, but is it in your email signature?  Much like how your own signature at the end of a letter sets you apart, your email signature does the same.

What to use?

Here are 3 suggested email signatures:

Your Name
Job Title, Company
about.me/yourname
 
Your Name (Hyperlinked to your about.me page)
Job Title, Company
 
Your Name
about.me/yourname

How to?

We provide tutorials on how to add about.me to your email signature for the most popular email clients:

Olympic Sailor, Laia Tutzó

Laia Tutzó competed in the Beijing Olympics. I had the awesome opportunity to catch up with Laia and ask her a few questions.

An Olympic athlete and professional sailor, Laia is now working on Sports & Entertainment Management projects. She is passionate about communications, 360 innovation and research & development landscapes.

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Mobile and my about.me URL

I love Social Media – from when I first got on AOL and AIM to Myspace to Facebook and now the bazillion awesome services that have followed.

About.me allows you to deliver a quick and easy snapshot of yourself and online presence. My about.me/Pmillegan url is a unique and interesting way to engage people who are looking over one of my social media profiles for the first time and are deciding if they are going to follow me or not. People will go from looking at this…

To this…


Which has a list of all my social media sites with the flick of their thumb…


So maybe I’ll even get a follow/friend request/connection on one of my other sites. 🙂

Meet Marcus Lovett

Few people in their lives can boast being an Olympic Freestyle Aerial Skiier, of those few, I’m not sure you’d expect to find someone who also has produced a horror feature film, as well as being a TV show host.

I introduce to you the man that has done all three: Marcus Lovett.

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Featuring former Olympian Katherine Starr

With the 2012 London Olympics underway we reached out to past and current Olympians who use about.me to see how they were doing. You will see them featured on the Aol mail-sign in page during the games!  We caught up with two-time Olympian Katherine Starr.

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