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Who to vote for in Product Hunt’s 2020 Golden Kitty Awards

Even though 2020 was a shit year, that didn’t stop makers from making

In fact, innovation accelerated in several key areas owing to the unprecedented environment we found ourselves in due to the pandemic. Specifically, the shift to remote work drove new ideas and experimentation in digital media, including video-centric platforms, virtual spatial presence, and voice-based products.

Every year, Product Hunt puts on the Golden Kitty Awards to highlight the most breakthrough products and the makers that make them, and this year is particularly competitive.

I feel honored to have personally hunted 27 of the finalists in the categories currently open for voting and want to encourage you to support each with your votes! (Yes, you can vote for more than one in each category)

Voting will take place in three tranches, starting today through Friday, January 22. The first-ever virtual awards ceremony will then be held on January 28 at noon PST, hosted by none other than Casey Newton, Substack Writing’s tech & politics reporting darling.

Familiar categories that are currently opening for voting:

⛱️ Remote Work Tools
👀 Side Project
🛠 Hardware
🙀 WTF
🛍️ E-Commerce
💸 Fintech
⛓️ Crypto
🌈 Diversity and Inclusion
💯 Productivity
🏋️ Health and Fitness

New categories include: 🎨 Design Tools, 🗣 Audio and Voice, 🙅‍♀️ No code,📱 Mobile App, 🔐 Privacy Focused.

Within these categories, I’ve hunted these nominees:

👀 Side Project

🛠 Hardware

🙀 WTF

🛍️ E-Commerce

🗣 Audio and Voice

🙅‍♀️ No code

📱 Mobile App

🔐 Privacy Focused

⛓️ Crypto

💯 Productivity

I’ll update this list tomorrow as more categories open up for voting!

And of course I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that one time back in 2017 when I won my very own Golden Kitty for being a Community Member of the Year!

For now, best of luck to all the makers that made sweet, sweet lemonade out of the many lemons 2020 had to offer! 🍀🍋

It should go without saying at this point, but go vote! Democracy is counting on you!

Inventor of the hashtag. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Previously: Google, Uber, Molly (YC W18).

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