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Congratulations to Chris Seber of MathMeeting, our featured On The Rise partner this July. You’ll see his channel and videos in the spotlight on the On The Rise homepage and the YouTube Spotlight channel today.

School is out for many of us in July, but that doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on the basics. With just under 200 videos on his mathematics-focused channel, Chris may just be the man to help. He’s run this YouTube channel since December 2010, posting tutorials to help mathematicians at every level expand their skill set. Whether you want a refresher on how to multiply fractions or factor trinomials, Chris has videos that can walk you through each step. He might even be able to help you solve that Rubik’s cube you’ve been working on. Math students and teachers alike will appreciate the clear visuals and steady pace that Chris has developed in these videos.

 

Here are a few words directly from Chris:

My passion is to help as many students AND teachers as possible in the subject of mathematics. I do this by making free videos here on YouTube ranging from basic level math through upper level calculus. I do not expect everybody to fall in love with mathematics, but I wholeheartedly believe that everybody enjoys learning when it is taught in a simple, easy-to-follow manner. My simple approach to teaching has received such positive, uplifting reactions from my audience. Your comments and votes have helped me become featured as an “On The Rise” featured partner for the month of July. This is such a humbling achievement that I am most proud of. I will continue making videos to assist you in your mathematical struggles for as long as possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you’ve enjoyed this monthly blog series and are interested in learning more or participating, we encourage you to visit our On The Rise homepage. You can check out all of our past featured partners on the Featured Partners tab, or nominate a YouTube partner to be considered for the program on the Nominate tab. Feel free to submit nominations for your own channel, or for channels you follow that you think deserve more attention or could be the next YouTube sensation. We’ll continue to feature promising partners who drive YouTube watch time, have fewer than 100,000 subscribers, and produce engaging content on a regular basis.

Christine Wang and Devon Storbeck, YouTube Partner Support, recently watched “Inside the ISS - Hair Raising Hygiene!”

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There’s never been a better time to be a geek. From “Game of Thrones” and “The Big Bang Theory,” to “Harry Potter” and “The Avengers,” geek culture is everywhere, attracting and connecting ever-expanding audiences. Today's obsession with all-things-geek has sparked a global community on YouTube, enabling fans around the world to express their love of superheroes, comics, gaming, science and sci-fi.

With more than half of our top 20 non-music channels dedicated to geek culture, YouTube has become a top destination for fans everywhere to create, share and watch geek content. That’s why on August 4-10 we’ll celebrate this content with a special programming event: our first-ever YouTube Geek Week at YouTube.com/GeekWeek.

 

Produced in conjunction with geek powerhouse Nerdist in the U.S. and Channel Flip in the U.K., Geek Week will showcase more than 100 channels that fans love, unveiling new videos, series premieres and creative collaborations, as well as highlighting some of the best geek videos and shows already on YouTube.

Each day is hosted by a different YouTube channel, who will introduce the highlights of the day in a special daily video, as well as launch exciting new content throughout the week.

  • Blockbuster Sunday: A celebration of the iconic characters, movies and shows that define geek culture--plus a spotlight on the best original YouTube sci-fi, fantasy and animation. Hosted by FreddieW in the U.S., with new content from Tomska in the U.K.
  • Global Geekery Monday: Anime from Tokyo, comic book heroes from Delhi, and a celebration of "Doctor Who." Explore geek culture from around the world. Hosted by YOMYOMF in the U.S., and including a special new episode of the British cult children's TV show “Knightmare.”
  • Brainiac Tuesday: Science, education and knowledge channels that make YouTube the world's biggest platform for learning. Hosted by Veritasium and The Spangler Effect in the U.S., with an epic stunt from Head Squeeze and Flow from the U.K.
  • Super Wednesday: From hilarious parodies to real-life superpowers, explore superheroes, the supernatural and the super-weird. Hosted by Stan Lee’s World of Heroes in the U.S., and you won’t believe what Fast Furious & Funny have done with an old Nissan in the U.K. Plus, released exclusively for Geek Week, the trailer for Marvel's “Thor: The Dark World.” 
  • Gaming Thursday: A gamers’ paradise, with live play-throughs, video games in real life, game-inspired original series and much more. Hosted by Machinima and Maker Studios' Polaris in the U.S., with a Guinness World Records gaming attempt live stream from the U.K.
  • Fan Friday: Sci-fi-themed cooking, incredible cosplay and impassioned nerd debates as YouTube's biggest fans take center stage. Hosted by Felicia Day of Geek & Sundry in the U.S., with an ultimate geeky quiz by Crabstickz from the U.K.

For our 3l33t geeks out there, keep your eyes out for Easter eggs all week, and you’ll also be able to collect badges from the eggs and select #geekweek videos when logged in and visiting YouTube.com/GeekWeek.

The YouTube #GeekWeek Team recently watched the trailer for “Video Game High School Season 2 Trailer.”

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In our monthly On The Rise program, we identify four partners whose channels drive significant YouTube watch time but haven’t yet reached the 100,000 subscriber mark. This month, with your help, we’re introducing four partners on their way to surpassing that milestone. Our July nominees create content that runs the gamut. If you’re interested in seeing new places, learning new math skills, seeing two dogs enjoy life, or starting a home improvement project, you might want to watch some of the videos below.

What’s in it for you? Aside from learning more about some of our talented partners, you can help jump-start their audience development and channel growth. Review their videos below, vote for your favorite here, and one of these candidates will have the opportunity to be featured across YouTube later this month. In addition to your votes, each channel will be evaluated on criteria such as viewer engagement and channel optimization techniques to decide which partner we’ll feature.

Past On The Rise featured partners--such as starofmay and hauntedsunshinegirl--have seen increases in subscribers and watch time thanks to your support. Get to the poll before July 14, 5 p.m. PT when voting closes, and don’t forget to come back to see which channel will be featured on July 28.

hoosiertim
You might think you like traveling, but would you call it an obsession? Tim does, and he’s successfully visited 30 percent of the countries in the world across all seven continents. Explore his channel for videos that document his travels and introduce you to places you may never have been to.

 

mathmeeting
Having trouble with your calculus homework? Chris is a civil engineering graduate and is pursuing his passion of teaching math on his YouTube channel. Check out his videos on calculus, algebra, and basic math concepts like fractions and decimals. He also has some videos on tips and tricks for solving a Rubik's Cube.

 

BlackLabLover9
Jen’s channel name hints at one of her passions--her two fun-loving labradors. Her channel contains an eclectic mix of videos that cover beauty tutorials, decorating tips, and of course, the dogs’ antics.

 

HouseImprovements
Looking to do some home renovations or just interested in home improvement projects? Shannon’s channel has a ton of videos to help you give your house a little makeover. He has instructional videos on insulating windows, removing and installing interior doors, and building a shed--just to name a few.

 

If you’re interested in participating or have suggestions for partners you think should be featured, we encourage you to visit our On The Rise homepage. You can check out all of our past featured partners on the Featured Partners tab, or nominate a YouTube partner to be considered for the program on the Nominate tab. Feel free to submit nominations for your own channel, or for channels you follow that you think deserve more attention or could be the next YouTube sensation. We’ll continue to feature promising partners who drive YouTube watch time, have fewer than 100,000 subscribers, and produce engaging content on a regular basis.

Devon Storbeck and Christine Wang, YouTube Partner Support, recently watched “Best ‘Video Bombs’ of the 2012-2013 Season.”