- Kevin Macdonald
Imagine one day. One day where you could peak into people’s lives all over the world. One day where you could see the small struggles and triumphs that come with everyday life, whether in one of the world’s largest cities or one of its most remote rural corners. Life in a Day offers just this. On July 24, 2010, YouTube launched an experimental project asking users of the social media site worldwide to submit videos about what transpired in their lives over 24 hours. The best submissions would later be culled together for a documentary film. 80,000 videos, representing over 4,500 hours from 192 countries, were submitted, and the end result is “without exaggeration, a profound achievement.” (Washington Post)
Mike Solomon ‘00 is a software engineer and one of the original creators of YouTube. Before a group of friends recruited him to build a video sharing website, his longest contiguous block of employment was at Cornell Cinema. In the interim, he built the financial system for PayPal and helped start Yelp. He will speak about his career and the evolution of YouTube.