With a full-screen view, auto save, and live Markdown preview, Conduit rebuilt the best way to take relationship notes

While we spend a lot of our time thinking about new and powerful features, it’s important to make core experiences as phenomenal as they can be.

That’s why we’ve revisited note-taking on Conduit, taking user feedback into account to rebuild the feature from the ground up.

We’ve designed the best notes experience out there. People use Conduit to take notes on meetings, phone calls, coffee chats, and more. Notes on Conduit are contextual to the contact, as well as the event — allowing for instant recall and effortless organization.

Our new notes experience helps you focus on the note, and…

Launching: Generate contextual email intros with work and relationship history, as a ready-to-send draft

Generate a quality intro in seconds. Then, edit & send from Gmail or any client.

Today, Conduit is launching Intro Assist, a first-of-its-kind AI that instantly writes email intros between your contacts for you — with details about your relationship, ready to edit and send.

Intro Assist combines the powerful context of your Personal Graph with natural language technology and best industry practices. Generating an intro this good has been impossible until now.

Intro Assist-generated emails are really good — people say over 92% of them can be sent without any changes. And if you write more than 3 introductions a day, Intro Assist saves over a full days’ worth of work every single month.

Launching: Our new weekly email digest brings a useful slice of your network directly to you

Today, Conduit is launching Conduit Digests, our weekly email digest with a overview into what matters most: from people you’ve met and relationships that are slipping away, to what’s coming up in the next week.

Our new digest brings some of our most powerful features together. It pulls together useful and intelligent insight and drops it straight into your inbox. And it comes with pretty colors :)

Take actions on the people that matter

The most meaningful way to grow relationships is to follow up after meetings and consistently over time. Unfortunately, forgetting to do so is a real problem for all people — even power networkers.

Part 1: Conduit’s technical series on using GraphQL in production

You know of the buzz surrounding GraphQL, and it sounds exciting. It’s a Facebook invention that turns the traditional REST paradigm on its head, eliminating excessive client-server round trips and unnecessary data transfer with a funky, JSON-but-not-really syntax.

But while there are a lot of simple GraphQL examples, tutorials, and musings out there, there’s not much surrounding the process and challenge of using GraphQL in production. For us, that made choosing — and implementing — GraphQL harder than it needed to be. We learned a lot.

From Conduit, this is an engineering series on GraphQL with a goal most tutorials…

We’re excited! Here’s some information that might be helpful.

Thank you for taking the time to interview with us. We’re trying our hardest to assemble the dream team at Conduit, and I’m excited to move forward with you to the on-site interview — congratulations!

By now, I’ve done over 500 interviews and I’m only going to do more. I’ve learned a lot about how to be a more helpful interviewer and, as someone interviewing with us, you’ll benefit from that. Your time is really valuable and we don’t want to waste it.

Setting you up for success

If we ask you to meet us in-person, it means we think we might want to work…

For over three years, I’ve led the Project for Better Journalism, a nonprofit that helps provide journalism programs at high schools across the country.

PBJ partners with schools — many of which struggle to cover the costs of expensive extracurriculars — and works with them to launch online journalism platforms. We help students learn how to publish online and provide frequent events and opportunities.

We’ve spent hundreds of hours looking at, and reaching out to, schools all across the country — and the results have been overwhelmingly positive

The Project for Better Journalism is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to strengthen student journalism at high schools all across the United States. Learn more about our work and advocacy.

The core tenets of our organization have always been mission-based: to promote student speech and to equip journalism educators in this digital era.

To do our work effectively we have to promise and ensure longevity for our school chapters, which place a tremendous amount of trust in our organization’s ability to continuously provide and support their journalism platform and program.

We do not take this trust lightly, especially since we…

Background: The Applied Technology Center High School in Montebello, CA, one of our chapter schools

The Project for Better Journalism is a not-for-profit that helps high schools around the country jump-start journalism programs, with the goal of increasing transparency, collaboration, and diversity for all students. This is the 2014 report.

2014 was the year that the Project for Better Journalism grew up.

It’s often easy to forget that organizations like ours—crafted with youthful hope and idealism—need a careful balance of both vision and pragmatism in their formative years. To work in the educational sector and with institutions in need of innovation asks us to tread this line carefully. We owe as much to those we…

Brandon Wang

The story of my grandfather and a ladder

The drill grounds were packed. The open field, normally sparsely occupied, held thousands of students today, their eyes trained on my young grandfather at the podium. With a succinct statement, he began his address as student representative. Above, the clouds shifted and the sky darkened. No one noticed.

But at once, it began to rain: a small drizzle filled the air. Students raised canvas book bags over their heads, shielding themselves from the growing pitter-patter. A sudden chill stopped my grandfather mid-sentence. “Maybe we should call it quits,” he offered, “and move the speech to another day?”

My grandfather would…

Brandon Wang

My father was an artist at heart. Born in China, the harsh times of the Cultural Revolution marred his adolescence. With little to do, no school to attend, and no money to earn, he chose to draw. Simple strokes developed into sketches. Years passed and he began to practice masterful oil-on-canvas paintings that depicted the collegiate Chinese settings of his youth.

My father's explorations in the arts made my grandfather happy, yet troubled. My father wanted to become an architect, a job that did not pay well at the time and was not considered a good choice. …

Brandon Wang

Cofounder/CTO @withLadder / On leave, Stat/CS @Harvard / Formerly @ConduitHQ @IQSS @StratoDem @PBJ_Journalism @TeachForAmerica @PhillipsExeter

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