Updates and News
As someone who often struggles with technology, I can say that tutorials are always welcome. Are you having trouble with Jitsi or the Big & Mini website? Check out this super helpful video on how to work it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7FwTb117Uc
New semi-automated matching system:
The Big & Mini coding team has developed a brand new semi-automatic pair matching system and quiz system! We hope this will decrease wait times from sign up to matching. It will also make our system more efficient. Read this article by our very own Anthony Zhou to learn more about it: https://bigandmini.org/whatsnewpage/ourposts/engineeringPost
Big & Mini gets a big grant!
Due to all of our (yours too!) hard work, persistence, and drive, Big & Mini has been selected for a special grant and training from Blackstone! The proceeds will go to maintaining our website and software. We are looking forward to getting professional advice and mentorship to help make our organization better, more efficient, and reach a greater number of people! Read more about it here: https://www.techstars.com/newsroom/50-student-entrepreneurs-selected-for-launchpad-summer-startup-fellowship
The Austin Chronicle news site has a new article about Big & Mini! Read it now to learn some more of our stories and to see our goal to reach out to more Bigs! https://www.austinchronicle.com/screens/2020-06-12/they-built-an-app-to-connect-seniors-and-students-now-they-just-need-to-convince-seniors-to-log-on/
Do you have a passion and skill for writing you would like to show to the world? We are in need of writers for the Big & Mini team! If you are interested in writing weekly articles about our website, story, and goals for us, contact us at email@example.com.
Next Saturday, June 20th, we will have our 3rd social! Check your dashboard for the link and time!