The Daily Illini

Y-Combinator offers students chance to share ideas

By Joe Longo

October 3, 2015

Champaign-Urbana resembled Silicon Valley Thursday when Y Combinator, an American seed accelerator, held a panel about entrepreneurship.The panel — held at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science — consisted of Kat Manalac, Y Combinator director of outreach, Kevin Hale, Y Combina...

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian speaks at Siebel Center

By Alice Smelyansky

February 18, 2014

The man behind almost every trending Internet sensation is speaking at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science on Tuesday as part of a nation-wide college book tour.  Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and author of “Without their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed,” wil...

The man behind ‘Sorry Phyllis’

The man behind ‘Sorry Phyllis’

By Elizabeth Dye

February 11, 2014

Snowflakes whirled through the frigid winter air, pelting the face of Luke Dobrovits, sophomore in FAA, as he dragged his feet through several inches of snow.  It was around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, and except for the snow removal team clearing the roads free of grey slush, and perhaps a few squirrels sc...