Backpack

Discover and interact with like-minded people on campus.

Finding people on campus with similar interests, classes, and projects can be hard. Backpack connects you to the people you need to know.

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Justin Potts
Co-founder of Avenify
I love this! Great work on the design, @marianoavila. Is this live on any campuses yet?
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mariano avila
Maker
design intern @ facebook
@pottsjustin Thanks Justin! We've been doing trials with a few universities in the US over the past couple months to see how students are using it. We're hoping to gain more insight into that with this launch and adapt the product based on feedback.
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Reggie James
Founder @ Eternal
T H I S I S G O O O O O D D E S I G N
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Hunter Owens
Product Manager, Talent Manager.
Backpack looks slick and well-timed with the decline of Facebook usage.
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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
Design looks fresh and love the name. The focus reminds me a bit of Islands (cc @gregisenberg). I'm curious if you can share how people are using it now. The most fascinating thing about new social products is discovering patterns or unexpected use cases that emerge once it's out there.
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mariano avila
Maker
design intern @ facebook
@gregisenberg @rrhoover Thanks Ryan! What we've seen so far is that students are forming groups based on shared-interests and using the group messaging feature for class projects. Will write an article on it when we get more data in a few weeks :)
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this looks awesome! how many/what universities is Backpack at? @marianoavila
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