Product Hunt LIVE πŸ’¬

Chat with some of the world’s most interesting makers


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Ryan HooverΒ β€” Product Hunt
Since Product Hunt started, it’s been a place for makers to geek out with their audience, get feedback, and share their story directly with the community but it’s always been limited to a product launch event.

For the last few weeks we’ve been scheduling an awesome lineup of founders, investors, authors, game creators, entertainers, and makers in preparation for today’s launch. Aileen Lee, Ashton Kutcher, Ben Horowitz, B.J. Novak, Casey Neistat, Chris Sacca, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jacob Jaber, Nas, Tony Robbins, Veronica Belmont, and some of the most diehard Product Hunt community members along with over 100 others. Check out the full schedule.

Like a modern day founder, I wrote more about Product Hunt LIVE on Medium. πŸ˜‰

Please let us know who you’d like to do a text-based LIVE Chat (tag them in the comments below).

P.S. BIG thanks to the team for staying up late last night to squash some pesky bugs. πŸ™Œ
Fred RivettΒ β€” One half of @wecontrast
@rrhoover So a couple of ambitious ones: Elon Musk & Ed Catmull πŸ˜‰

Joel Gascoigne & Josh Pigford would be good too πŸ‘
Josh MuccioΒ β€” The Pitch
@rrhoover Yup. This is awesome! Product Hunt + AMA's =
I'm pretty sure I just subscribed to about 20+ of these. @erictwillis is on there!!
Eric WillisΒ β€” Mod @Product Hunt/ Founder @Chatmunk
I'm very excited for this. I love AMAs!
Kevin William DavidΒ β€” Co-Founder, Walletkit
@erictwillis I'm looking forward to your AMA :) Just subscribed.
Eric WillisΒ β€” Mod @Product Hunt/ Founder @Chatmunk
@kwdinc Thanks!
Eric WillisΒ β€” Mod @Product Hunt/ Founder @Chatmunk
@erictwillis I just subscribed to so many. Need a "subscribe to all" button for AMA junkies like me.
Kingsley HarrisΒ β€” Product Designer at Facebook
Product Hunt TV πŸ™πŸΎ
Ryan HooverΒ β€” Product Hunt
@kingsleyharris LIVE Chats will be entirely text based but I'm excited to experiment with video. πŸ˜‰
Rodney RumfordΒ β€” Co-founder of HipGif & Product Manager
@rrhoover Years ago I worked for an Idealab company PeopleLink. We used to have a studio and do live text chat (the first to do this on the internet at the time) with
celebrities such as Madonna, Stan Lee, etc. It was hugely popular and people really enjoyed the interactions. Extending to video/audio has some benefits as people can passively participate/listen/watch while doing other tasks and then jump into a text/chat area. The people you have on your schedule is impressive. Very nicely done. I look forward to these live events.
Chaim HaasΒ β€” Head of Communications, Glide
@rrhoover Would love to get you and @ariroisman together in Silicon Valley to discuss a potential way to use Glide for video Q&As. Of course, I think he'd be a good future PH Live guest as well ;)
TimothΓ©e Le BorgneΒ β€” CEO @ NomadCast
@rrhoover Congratulations for PH Live! We should talk - Live Q&A on Facebook is one of NomadCast's best use cases - would work great on PH :)
Mike CoutermarshΒ β€” Code @ Product Hunt
πŸ’―protips. add .ics to the end of any LIVE url to get it for iCal.

Or add /gcal to the URL to get it for google calendar. (more coming soon!!!)

(these links are also in the email you get immediately after subscribing)

cc @zkahn94
Zach KahnΒ β€” Partnerships at Vox Media
Jeff NeedlesΒ β€” BI @ Meerkat & Maker of Things
@mscccc 😍
Scott StephensΒ β€” Product Designer, The App Business
Where's @rrhoover in the lineup? 😜
Eric WillisΒ β€” Mod @Product Hunt/ Founder @Chatmunk
@imscott That should have been the first one! haha
Jeff NeedlesΒ β€” BI @ Meerkat & Maker of Things
😍 Love it! My dream LIVE chat would be with @KevinRose - @rrhoover, @mscccc, @eriktorenberg, @corleyh who is yours?
CorleyΒ β€” COO @ Product Hunt
@jsneedles My fingers are crossed for some of the presidential candidates.
Erik TorenbergΒ β€” Product Hunt
@jsneedles Elon Musk! Louie C.K! Donald Trump!
Eric WillisΒ β€” Mod @Product Hunt/ Founder @Chatmunk
@eriktorenberg Donald Trump, definitely.
Erik TorenbergΒ β€” Product Hunt
@erictwillis Mark Cuban couldn't commit right now but he would also be a dream
Eric WillisΒ β€” Mod @Product Hunt/ Founder @Chatmunk
@eriktorenberg Yeah. Cuban would be awesome too. Donald Trump is so outrageous though that I would make sure I had nothing else scheduled for that day.
Nate LeglerΒ β€” Farmer, Founder, Cattle Producer
@erictwillis he was at the Iowa State Fair the other day, dude was killing it with the crowd...Also told a 9 year old he was Batman so he's got the politician lie down pat.
Hash_tag_jeffΒ β€” Book Marketing and PR - get in touch
@corleyh The Bern would be unreal
Eric WillisΒ β€” Mod @Product Hunt/ Founder @Chatmunk
@natelegler Yeah. I read about the Batman thing. That guy is hilarious man.
Doug AstorΒ β€” product hunter-gatherer
@eriktorenberg YES to all of those!
Fred RivettΒ β€” One half of @wecontrast
@jsneedles Elon Musk, Ed Catmull & Josh Pigford πŸ‘
Tom BieleckiΒ β€” Cofounder, PrintToPeer
Hey I was one of the people that kicked off IAmA on Reddit, and I gotta say I'm impressed with the "Remind Me" feature. Please provide an option to sort by attendance!
Elisa Jo HarknessΒ β€” Innovation Consultant at FABERNOVEL
@tombielecki Great idea on sorting! Seconded.

I think the "Remind Me" feature is fantastic. I'd love to see another option (besides email) for reminders - maybe Slack or SMS? This would be a great opportunity to build a native Slack integration. Or maybe you could work with @hellobrent to build AMA reminders into ?
Ryan GilbertΒ β€”
Let's get Dr. Dre on that list!
Erik TorenbergΒ β€” Product Hunt
@_ryangilbert believe me. we're trying.
chryssaΒ β€” Digital Designer, Teacher, SilenceSeeker
Hey this is absolutely amazing! Any chance of recorded outputs for us living in a different timezone? :D
Shib HussainΒ β€” co-founder at
This looks awesome! Would be good to have their twitter ids / websites for more context as I'm sure not everyone (including myself) is familiar with all of them... but i'm sure you already know that :)
Elisa Jo HarknessΒ β€” Innovation Consultant at FABERNOVEL
@shib88 Agreed - context is so important if you want to engage a community larger than people-who-already-know-about it.
PhilipΒ β€” Apple Inc.
You guys also need David @Langer CEO from Zesty, Alex Ljung CEO of sound cloud, Carter Clevland, and Elon Musk of course.
@captnphilip +1 for Alex Ljung. I'm gonna throw in a request for Trent Reznor - he's a fascinating guy and I'm sure there'd be tons of questions
Brandon R.Β β€” Technical Director
Wow what a line up!
David DiamondΒ β€” Product designer, co-founder of Divvy.
Just stepped up your game so far if that was even possible
ioanna angelidakiΒ β€” Community Management & cats
Ah love this! Also add @joelgascoigne to your AMAZING list please :)
ioanna angelidakiΒ β€” Community Management & cats
@rrhoover Yay!! :D That was pretty fast (and effective) Ryan! Taking a bow :)
Fred RivettΒ β€” One half of @wecontrast
@rrhoover Quality! :)
Fred RivettΒ β€” One half of @wecontrast
Totally this. I (like many others I'm sure) have been wondering about AMA's and how they can be done better. This seems like a really natural evolution of the PH platform & community. Exciting times!
Great work Team Product Hunt! Can't wait for the LIVE chats. Have been waiting for something like this, created by a solid team.
Catherine TrestiniΒ β€” Community Manager, Kore Inc
@rrhoover any chance east coast dumbasses like me could also get the timestamp for EST? i.e Live August 18 @ 3PM PDT / 6PM EST
Ryan HooverΒ β€” Product Hunt
@cattrestini haha, we'll add time localization soon. We had to cut scope to meet today's launch date!
Catherine TrestiniΒ β€” Community Manager, Kore Inc
@rrhoover thanks! #scopecreep
Enric EnrichΒ β€” iOS & Mac Developer at Doist
Would love to see @amix3k on Product Hunt Live :)
zee dubΒ β€” Full-stack Netflix | Fetch | Dorah
@enricenrich adding on, Chamath Palihapitiya would be great.
Owen WilliamsΒ β€” Special Projects at Crew
Looks great Ryan! Love this!
Noah LichtensteinΒ β€” Partner, Cowboy Ventures
I think @smithmegan would be awesome (CTO of America). Also @MikeJudge (Office Space, Silicon Valley, Beavis & Butthead, etc.) and Instagram celeb @FATJEW.
Hash_tag_jeffΒ β€” Book Marketing and PR - get in touch
This is fantastic!
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)Β β€” Made @startupstash. Now @offtherecord
<3 love it
Congrats, love how much work you guys putting into seeding new product launches with a heavy lineup. My one feedback is that I don't know some of the people in the lineup, and want to find out more about them, but am not presented with any links to their twitter/personal website, so I'm ending up googling them.
Rodney RumfordΒ β€” Co-founder of HipGif & Product Manager
@rrhoover I have one suggestion for a weekly sort of show for makers & investors only. What if you allowed people/makers to do a 10 minute demo/pitch and field questions and feedback from potential angels/other makers. Would help deal flow on their end and makers on their end. Finding a match to extend runway helps all good products find a product market fit and potential partners.
Elisa Jo HarknessΒ β€” Innovation Consultant at FABERNOVEL
@rumford What do you mean for makers & investors only? Exclusive content that isn't shared outside a tight community? Or more along the lines of Product Hunt's community strategy, where participation is controlled but it's still broadcast so that interested noobs can eavesdrop? & if the latter, why would Product Hunt be the appropriate publisher over, say, @jason's podcast?
Alex MitchellΒ β€” Sr. Product Manager, Vistaprint
@rrhoover do you think this steals AMA share from Reddit or grows the AMA space?
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