01:06 - Kortney’s Superpower: Being a visionary. Seeing things that aren’t necessarily there.
01:50 - How Appolition Came to Be
- Grassroots Company Crowdfunding Money for Incarcerated Black Mothers
- Tweeted About Using the Change Round Up Model
- Educating Those in Tech About What Bail Is
- Gaining Trust
07:20 - Kortney’s Professional Background
- Building Things in Technological Space
- PhD in 2011 - difficulty finding substantial employment
- Filmmaker, Scholar
- Encountered a lot of discrimination in professional career
- Became Entrepreneur in 2012/2013
- Attended Filmmakers Hackathon
- Launched Trans*H4CK
13:10 - Appolition Specifics
- Bail is Predatory
- Educate Yourself About Bail
- Partnered With Outside Team
- 2000 Users, Waitlist of 8000
- Then Brought In House
- Unlimited Users
- Web App - No Download Required
19:45 - Partnering With Others To Provide Education
21:00 - Surprises/Ah-Ha Moments
- The Expenses
- Humbling to Recognize the Work That Goes Into It
- Naming of the App Traveling in Media Convos
25:10 - The Goal of Appolition
- How We Can Leverage Technology That Exists
30:00 - Lessons From A Hackathon
- Went As Award Winning Filmmaker
- Engineers Not Willing to Hear Ideas of Creators
- Led to Creating Trans*H4CK
- Refuge Restroom
35:19 - Changes Seen At Tech Events Since Trans*H4CK
- Great Conversations and Events Happened
- Startups Can Shift Rules, They Haven’t been As Inclusive As the Discourse Surrounding Them Was Encouraging Them To Be
- Some Things Were Good, Some Things Were Bad, Some Things Need Improvement
43:08 - Plans After Leaving Tech
- Getting Back to Creative Side
45:49 - Fatigue
50:00 - Future Endeavors
- Follow @Appolition
Jamey: Appolition being a webapp so that it is accessible to those who don’t have smartphones.
Chanté: Going back into self improvement and self reflection is being tucked into the back of my mind.
Jacob: What are conversations I can have that I have access to about diversity and inclusion before the professional gets called in.
Kortney: Moved by the idea of finding community in tech.
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