Boris Mann

Open Source. Community. Decentralized Web. Building dev tools at Fission. Cooks & eats.

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  • Last Edit: September 28, 2020

I have many about pages on the Internet. This one is for my public notes. Use the ContactContact
Feel free to tweet or DM me [[@bmann::http://twitter.com/bmann]].
You can usually find me in the FissionFission
Fission is the company I founded in June [[2019]] with [[Brooklyn Zelenka]].

https://fission.codes
twitter @fissioncodes
[[Discord]] chat https://fission.codes/discord
[[Discourse]] forum https://talk.fission.codes

Discord Chat https://fission.codes/discord for instant messaging.
For [[Startup]] topics, advice, and support, I’m in the [[EhList]] Canadian founders Slack.
If we’ve met in person, happy to [[connect on LinkedIn::http://www.linkedin.com/in/boris]]. Write something interesting in your connect message if we haven’t met :)
Happy to do an intro call (or coffee if you’re local to Vancouver...
page to get in touch.

Bio

Bio goes here

Availability

I support founders and the Canadian startup funding ecosystem through Venture ScoutsVenture Scouts
Growing the next generation of founders and funders in [[Canada]]
One of my current ProjectsProjects
Current Projects

[[Venture Scouts]]
[[Cobuilding]]

Backlog

[[Custom Bags in Vancouver]] – I want to test my [[Ship IP Not Product]] ideas, and make a template for forming a group, designing a bag, and finding local makers and supply chain to make items locally, on demand
[[Community ISP]] – can we form co-ops and collectives and create community ISPs?
[[Vancouver Local Makers Directory]] – a list of made in [[Vancouver]] items, ideally with direct call to purchase

Older Projects

[[Berlin...
. There is a [[Discourse]] forum at https://venturescouts.ca which anyone can join.
There are a variety of members-only groups on the site as well, including Pitch Deck Review.
To Do

[[TODO]] Kick off peer mentoring: get members to post a peer profile with the topics that they’re interested in providing peer mentorship on, as well as how to get in touch / book some time (e.g. [[Calendly]] link)
[[...
, and you can browse current and past ProjectsProjects
Current Projects

[[Venture Scouts]]
[[Cobuilding]]

Backlog

[[Custom Bags in Vancouver]] – I want to test my [[Ship IP Not Product]] ideas, and make a template for forming a group, designing a bag, and finding local makers and supply chain to make items locally, on demand
[[Community ISP]] – can we form co-ops and collectives and create community ISPs?
[[Vancouver Local Makers Directory]] – a list of made in [[Vancouver]] items, ideally with direct call to purchase

Older Projects

[[Berlin...
.

As of June 2019, I’m full time committed to FissionFission
Fission is the company I founded in June [[2019]] with [[Brooklyn Zelenka]].

https://fission.codes
twitter @fissioncodes
[[Discord]] chat https://fission.codes/discord
[[Discourse]] forum https://talk.fission.codes

https://fission.codes, where I am co-founder and CEO.

Background

I am a technologist who has progressively moved more into business, product, and marketing, as well as leveling up in investment and venture capital.

I’ve never been paid to code, but tinker with new technologies as part of relying on my technical background to help build bridges and explain technology through the lens of business and product.

As part of my move back to Vancouver in 2004, I became part of the growth of Vancouver’s web & entrepreneur community. I took part in the beginnings of Web 2.0, including open source, blogging, and the emergence of social media. Including being member #1746 on LinkedIn.

I strive to align my personal interests – working with smart people on great projects that involve people-centric technology – with what I do for work. My work-life balance tends to come from making sure that I am involved in mission-driven companies that I can get behind and champion.

Aside from my interest in technology, I live in Vancouver & I like food. You can find posts on these topics on my microblog »

Presentations

I’ve been using NotistNotist
A site for public speakers and their slide decks. https://noti.st/

Notist is a project developed by Drew McLellan and Rachel Andrew. We’re the team behind the CMS Perch. We know a lot about content management, and we know a lot about public speaking. We thought we would bring these two things together and that place is Notist. Somewhere not just to host slides, but everything from the handouts to share with listeners to their thoughts by way of curated social media posts.

for PresentationsPresentations
I’ve been using [[Notist]] for sharing presentations: https://noti.st/bmann
In the past, I’ve used [[Speaker Deck]]: https://speakerdeck.com/bmann
: https://noti.st/bmann