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Aileen Brown and Brittany Schmitt, scaled the “Quadbuster” as part of the AIDS/Lifecycle – a cycling event and fundraiser aimed at “ending the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS”. Here are Aileen’s impressions:
There stands the final Peets Coffee, before we ride to the finish line in Los Angeles. 545 miles behind us and one more hill left to go. We pulled over, grabbed a cool beverage and cheered in those riders behind us passing through. Over 2300 cyclists pushed out of San Francisco seven days ago before a crowd of strangers and pulled into LA, as a united community. Over $11 million dollars were raised by the riders to benefit The San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center.
I just wanted to write up a quick post here to better introduce myself. My name is Adam Nash, and I just joined the LinkedIn team a few weeks ago as Senior Director of Product. I’m excited to be a part of the team, and will be dedicating myself full-time to help design and build the best possible platform for professional networking.
I’ve actually been a long-time LinkedIn member myself. In fact, it turns out that my profile was one of the first 10,000 actually created back in 2003.
Well, it’s time to break the news. First off, thanks to ALL our users for the overwhelming response to our request for five-word Webby acceptance speeches. We received over 400 incoming suggestions from among our 11 million users and, boy, did we had a tough time making a selection! Here’s a sampling of user submissions we received:
Well, it was a tough choice, but a decision had to be made. And, we flew the author of the winning submission, David Multer, to the Webbys to accept one of our awards on LinkedIn’s behalf. Kay Luo, Director of Corporate Communications, accepted the other Webby.
One of the questions, I get asked when I introduce myself as community evangelist is: “What does that mean?” The short answer is that I help LinkedIn understand our users better and vice-versa. Part of my job encompasses finding users and listening to them; primarily on the blogosphere, smaller discussion forums, and most importantly at events where I get to meet them in person. The recent lunch 2.0 event that we organized was one such opportunity to meet with a diverse group of our users.
Another event I’m looking forward to is a discussion I’ll be leading on “Professional networking using LinkedIn – Best Practices”. It’s being organized by the Marketing Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Software Developers Forum (SD Forum). I urge you to check out the event if you’re in the Bay Area this coming Monday, June 11th. Given below are further details: