Notes from working with teams across Asia, North America, and Europe

When I returned to Hong Kong in 2012 to work on the event I’d co-founded, TEDxYouth@HongKong, I had to build the marketing team without a budget.

TEDxYouth@HongKong’s bilingual events reached over 10,000 students in our peak year due to many pioneering efforts, such as live-streamed remote events that have become…


Within months of organizing the first Sex Tech Hackathon, the co-hosts ran a second one on may May 1–2, 2021 as part of the Rainbows End online festival. I hadn’t heard of any of them — Touchy Feely Tech, Hervisions, Kinky Makers, Creative Code Utrecht. …


This article was originally published in my travel blog The Cup and the Road in 2018.

Below are notes that extend on a fresh WhatApp rant that a friend unwittingly set me off on. She was talking to business owners in the Balkans, and she had asked for my opinion…


Harald Friedl is an Adviser & Lead Special Projects for the UN Climate Change Conference — @COP26. For the last 15 years he has worked in the field of societal change through organizations such as the UN, impact organizations such as Impact Hub or circular systemic change accelerators like Circle…


This piece appeared on the Alliance Magazine on June 15, 2020.

Between June 8–12, 2020, the AVPN hosted its annual conference virtually, allowing for an unprecedented number of participants to participate and access archived videos. …


A UX approach to finding the blogging, newsletter, and content solutions

This is a review of text-focused writing tools for people who want to write and share their writing. If you want a quick table comparison of blogging solutions, a quick Google search will give you results. …


Coffee Roasters, food and grocery home deliveries, and other #supportlocal initiatives

Last Updated: March 27, 2020

Since restaurants and most cafes have shut down in Berlin due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I’ve made a list for food-related deliveries and ways you can support local businesses. This is a working list and right now the sections include:

  • Coffee roasters (that should still…


Some readings before diving in

Many of you probably know that content marketing is an important part of digital strategy, sales, and/or lead generation, but may not know where to start. The good news is that anyone can do content marketing. You and your team can get started by reading some of the articles below…


What 42,968 participants working on 1989 challenges can create in 48 hours.

Between 20th to 22nd of March, 2020, the Kineo.ai team supported the #WirVsVirus hackathon by providing participants with the company’s machine learning modules and hassle-free access to all AWS products (read more here). …


Offering Kineo.ai’s infrastructure powered by AWS and machine learning expertise this 20–22 March, 2020.

Kineo.ai is offering cloud infrastructure and machine learning support at the German government’s #WirVsVirus hackathon to solve the Covid-19 crisis from 20th to 22nd of March, 2020.

How can we as a society rise to challenge the global Coronavirus (Covid-19) poses? The German Chancellery, the Digital Council and seven social…

Athena Lam

Thinking about the intersection of social justice and tech, with a LGBTQ and POC lense.

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