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Why Thiel Fellow Ari Weinstein Thinks Seelio Is the Best Way to Share His Work

How do you capture your work as a Thiel Fellow? On Seelio of course! Ari Weinstein has no shortage of ideas, creative projects, and even articles about his impressive work (see here and here), but when it came time to building a website to house all of things he’d been working on, he found that he just didn’t have the time. Then he found Seelio. Now, when you look for Ari on the web (ariweinstein.com), it’s easy to see all of the great work he’s done.

We had a chance to chat with Ari a few weeks ago about how he discovered his passion for coding, his tips for presenting work online, and even to joke a little bit about HBO’s Silicon Valley. Check out our interview below and see what he’s been working on in his portfolio!

Our Favorite Works from 2013

As we close out 2013, we wanted to share some of our favorite works from this past year. We’re constantly amazed at the great things happening on Seelio and we can’t wait to see what’s to come in 2014!

Seelio Staff Picks

Sprouts I/O by Cole Houston at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

We love how this technology helps bring farming to urban centers.






“A Thank You to My Parents” (Series) by Caitlyn Witt from the University of Toledo.

Through reflection and beautiful black and white photography, we love how this photo series captures the path from childhood to adulthood.





HelpOut (HackPSU) by Kyle Donnelly and Fletcher Phillips from Pennsylvania State University.

We’re amazed that in one day at a hackathon these collaborators could develop such a beautifully designed technology to encourage volunteering!




Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center Intern by Ariel Piotter from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work.

We loved the description of how this internship gave hands-on experience to the MSW degree.





Persuasive Essay by Matthew Martinell from West Virginia University.

This work’s cover photo first pulled us in and then the objective essay got us to really dive into what might be in outer space!





NASA Capstone Project by Marcel Ingels, Tyler Kinner, Michael Baker, Lina Elsamaloty, and Michael Gammo from the University of Toledo.

It’s exciting to see the progress from this senior capstone team about their work to develop specialized technology for NASA.




Eureka! – Discover Inspiring Ideas by Chen-Fang Hsieh, Kevin Soong, Chin-Jui Chen, and Nicolas Hung from the University of Michigan.

We loved the attention to detail and explanation that these collaborators included to show their commitment to this team project (by blaise).




Savin’ Eleven by Jared Hettinger, TC Schiller, and Ash Solano from the University of Texas at Austin.

Another great example of what can come out of a hackathon with a simple and elegant flat design that definitely caught our eye.




Final Report on the iASD Clinic by Katie Donahoe at West Virginia University.

We loved seeing this internship experience come to life and how it led to the discovery of new career goals.






We want to thank everyone on Seelio for making 2013 such a great year!

See more great works: www.seelio.com/gallery

3 Hackathon Tips from Facebook Recruiter Will Barnett

3 Hackathon Tips to Help You Get Noticed By Recruiters

Will BarnettMHacks, the Midwest’s largest university hackathon, is in our neck of the woods this weekend and we’re stoked! Facebook recruiter Will Barnett stopped by on the way to the big event and gave us some great hackathon tips to share with you.

Here’s what he had to say:

1) Fix a problem

Think about something that bothered you today and find a way to fix it.  Chances are it bothers more than just you, fix it and make the world slightly better!

2) Find some data and do something cool with it

Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yelp, IMDb, Wikipedia, Reddit, Stackoverflowdata.gov have great data sets.

3) Learn something new.

Pick a language or framework and build something that helps you learn.  If you’ve never hacked on mobile, do it today.

Want to get noticed by Will and awesome hackers? Post your hacks from Mhacks or other hackathons on Seelio. You might just land an interview with Facebook!