We are Reddit co-Founder Alexis Ohanian, Reddit GM Erik Martin, co-Director Nadeem Mazen, and a gaggle of entrepreneurs. We’re here to talk about Internet freedom and our mini-doc Silicon Prairie: America’s New Internet Economy - AMA!
EDIT: Looks like this is winding down. Thanks to all the entrepreneurs and redditors who contributed to the discussion. We'll keep everyone abreast of our next entrepreneurship/advocacy projects!
TL;DR: There’s a movie here at SiliconPrairieFilm.com - buy it to get director commentary from some Reddit big shots + 5 bonus entrepreneur featurettes. Support our filmmaking! Or just download from the site for free and get the mini-doc itself. Then ask us tons of questions.
Erik and Alexis organized this amazing bus tour across the Heartland of America, from Denver, CO to Danville, KY, during election season. My company, Nimblebot, stowed away to document the action. What emerged was an incredibly fun and educational journey, revealing stories about entrepreneurship in the midwest (from payment processing, to mobile games, to farms), implications for the American economy, outrageous party antics, and some lifelong friendships. Alexis, Erik, and I are here to answer your questions about the journey and the film. Many of the entrepreneurs and community builders featured in the movie will also join us.
Since there’s so many of us, here’s some possible themes that we’re all well acquainted with: the bus tour, the film, “making of”, next steps, internet freedom, America’s tech/startup scene, blending entrepreneurship and community building - or whatever you want!
All times are EST:
- Nadeem - Nimblebot.com (interactive video/design/education) - Ask Me anything, all day
- Alexis, Erik - Reddit.com - Ask Us Anything, all day
- Ben Vu - SkyVu.net (mobile gaming) - AMAA, 3pm and 7pm
- Cliff Missen - WiderNet (sneakernet access worldwide) - AMAA, 2pm and 5pm
- Nick Patten - Widernet - AMAA, 2pm and 5pm
- Katie Miller and Garnet Griebel - Scarlett Garnet Jewelry, AMA, 3pm and 6pm
- Jordan Lampe - Dwolla - Ask Me About Silicon Prairie/Iowa Uncaucus/Des Moines, 2pm
- David Stillman - SparkFun Electronics - AMAA
- Michael Petricone - CEA - AMAA, 230pm and 5pm
- John Wirtz - Hudl - AMAA, 6pm
- Cecchi MacNaughton - Nimblebot/SiliconPrairie Programmer - AMA
- Holmes Wilson - Fight For the Future - AMA, 2pm and 6pm
We’ll start right in with responses at 1pm and go until we drop.