Fixing a huge bug with a single line of code
I don’t know why, but this reminded me of dallas
seems about right. =)
We had too much fun wearing the new VHX t-shirts.
The VHX watch experience got a big ol’ reboot!
When you buy and watch videos, you can now easily navigate through bonus content, select alternate languages, and find downloads. Our redesigned pages are more immersive than ever and work on mobile, desktop, and gold iPhones. Buy a film and take a look!
AP CS class #1 cancelled, but for good reason. Good morning Mayor Bloomberg! (at Gregorio Luperon HS)
We’re excited to announce that we’ve closed a $3.2M Series A fundraising round led by Union Square Ventures. USV brings a huge amount of experience with industry-changing companies, and we’re proud to have them on board.
In the last year, VHX has grown from 2 people and a comedy special into an 8-person team with a solid software platform and dozens of great releases. The filmmakers, distributors, studios, and publishers we’ve worked with have helped shape two simple ideas about the future of premium video distribution:
Creators want well-designed websites, control of their own content, and a direct relationship with their audience.
Consumers want to watch high-quality videos that are restriction-free and available everywhere, and are happy to pay for it.
Taking a look at each VHX team members’ home media setup is a glaring example of just how complex and fragmented the video experience is: TVs, tablets, game consoles, phones, Chromecasts. The way we discover and watch video is changing every day, and varies wildly from country-to-country.
We are building a publishing platform that helps close these gaps between interest and availability. And our approach introduces new ways to sell content, and allows more people to be involved in that process.
We are looking for beta testers: Filmmakers, distributors, publishers, educators, and moving-picture-creators who want to put the new platform to use. If you’re ready to sell work, we can power your website.
We are looking for new team members: Great people who love videos and are passionate about creating for creators. We are building a watching experience that’s better than Netflix, keeps artists and fans as close as Kickstarter, and empowers publishers as much as Tumblr did for us.
Thanks for tuning in.
Kevin Spacey urges TV channels to give control to viewers
"The Audience Wants Control"
Kickstarter Film Fest is now digital! We partnered with Kickstarter to make sure the selections are available online.
Teaching Computer Science!
About 6 months ago I was introduced to a cool program through a co-worker and Fred Wilson’s blog called TEALS. The goal of the program is to help make computer science a course that is offered in all high schools.
This upcoming school year will be the 5th year for the program and the 1st year in NYC and I’m happy to share that I’ve been selected to help teach an AP Computer Science course up in Washington Heights!
It is structured in a way so software engineers can swing by the school in the morning (1st period, 2 days a week), teach, and then get to their full-time gig by 9am…
Excited for the challenge to help students get introduced to computer science (something I was fortunate to have in my high school) and to work with the math/science teachers to form their curriculum for the following school year!
Some articles on the program: