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Live Office Hours with Yuri Sagalov and Sam Altman

Yuri Sagalov, CEO of Amium, and Sam Altman hold Live Office Hours with three startups: MoonlightWork, Canny and Tuml. They’ll discuss their ideas and their thought processes around building their companies.

From edge2cat to edge2anything with TensorFlow

You have likely seen Christopher Hesse’s demo of image-to-image translation (a Tensorflow port of pix2pix by Isola et al.). You might even be thinking that you want to try using your own set of images to see what kinds of crazy things this model will start pumping out. Pachyderm has created a totally reusable and generic pipeline that takes care of all the training, pre-processing, etc. for you, so you can jump right into the fun parts.

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How to Get Ideas and How to Measure – Stewart Butterfield & Adam D’Angelo

In today’s lecture, we’re joined by Stewart Butterfield, founder and CEO of Slack, and Adam D’Angelo, founder and CEO of Quora. Sam and Stewart will explore the process of getting an idea, followed by Adam on tracking metrics for your company.

On Growing: 7 Lessons from the Story of WeChat

We partnered up with China Tech Insights, a research group within Tencent (WeChat’s parent company) to understand how WeChat drives its 889 Million monthly active users to use the app an average of 50+ minutes, and 9 to 11 separate times, per day. This post dives into the growth strategy that led to key WeChat milestones, lessons learned and gives insight into the method behind the madness as WeChat scaled from 0 to 800M+ MAUs in less than 6 years.

Female Founders Conference 2017

We’re excited to announce the date for Female Founders Conference 2017. Speakers include YC alumnae and guests who will talk about how they got started, what went wrong, what surprised them, and what happened as their companies grew. Sign up here.

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Startup Mechanics with Kirsty Nathoo

Kirsty Nathoo is a Partner and the CFO at Y Combinator. She has worked with thousands of companies through all stages of their life; from incorporation to hiring to fundraising. In this lecture, Kirsty will talk about Startup Mechanics.

Founder Stories: Reham Fagiri of AptDeco

Reham Fagiri is cofounder and CEO of AptDeco (YC W14). AptDeco is a peer to peer marketplace for buying and selling furniture. Discussed: Skills Learned During Her MBA; Going From a Bank to a Startup; Starting AptDeco; SF<>NYC During YC; Reham’s Favorite Podcasts.

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