Release Note

Last update to Release Note  – August 5th, 2022

Version v.0.9.3 - Improvements & Fixes

  1. Summit Updates:
  • Members can now view the BFUTR 2022 summit invite link (different from ‘invite peeps’) on following sections.
  • On Summit BFUTR event details page - By Clicking on ‘Share Event’ on ‘Get Pass’ Modal
  • On My Page/On Event list page - By clicking on ellipses over the summit BFUTR 2022 event card
  • Members can now register for the summit irrespective of their profile completion status. The profile validation has been eliminated
  • Member’s who have not yet purchased summit ticket will now receive in-app notification twice a month to register.
  • The Join button on Summit BFUTR 2022, will be enabled a week prior to the date of event.
  • Added ‘Become a partner’ link on partner section on the BFUTR 2022 event details page.
  • Updates on Summit Page - added/modified seven (7) speakers
2. On scrolling the suggested connections page, more members (non-connections) will be loaded
3. Re-designed the Forgot Password/Recover your password section.

  1. The following bugs were fixed:
  • Non-receipt of confirmation code for a pending sign-up process.
  • Non-display of messages in the DM overlay
Version v.0.9.2 - Improvements & Fixes
  • Redesigned login/signup page to simplify sign-up/login using either single sign-on (SSO) or email
  • Members will now be able to upload images with file size of up to 2MB (previously 1MB)
  • Members will now be able to view the available seats for Hybrid & In-person events on the events details page
  • ‘Show More’ on content feed on suggested connection section will redirect members to a new page which will show more suggested connections.
  • Updates on Summit Page - Added 2 new speakers & updated supporting partner logo
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed uploading resume with filename to accept all special character.

Version v.0.9.0 - In-App Notification & Fixes


  • Introducing a 5-day In-app notifications for New Members to engage and connect

Improvements & Fixes

  • Simplified and consolidated the consent copy on Events details page

  • In-Person events will now show ‘Join’ button after registering and Member’s need to join via phone on event day as a confirmation on arrival.

  • Suggested connection section will show up to 10 Member profiles to connect with.

Release - June 24th, 2022

Version v.0.8.2 - Hot Fix for Summit 2022

  • Updated the ticket purchase flow

    • Removed Checkout on ticket flow so that Member’s can directly click on Pay.

    • Removed some copy from Get & Redeem Pass

    • Removed Number of tickets for self purchases

    • Updated the copy of error message on Get Pass

    • If payment fails, redirects back to previous payment section.

Version v.0.8.1 - Improvements for Summit 2022 
  • Updated copy on Agenda, Description, Pass benefits for BFUTR Global Tech Summit Page
  • Added Address on Summit banner
  • Added ticket type on confirmation Email & share pass email
New Features:
  • BFUTR Global Tech Summit 2022 event
  • Re-built the BFUTR Summit 2022 event details page
  • Added new “All Speakers Page”
  • Re-built the Get Pass for purchasing the ticket
  • Re-built the Claim Pass for registering the event
  • Re-built the registration flow to validate profile details first
  • Re-built the email for summit 2022
  • Trigger Confirmation email after registering for Masterclass events
  • Removed “How would you like to Join” questionnaire for In-Person masterclass events
  • Removed Join button for In-person masterclass events
  • Re-designed, editing your setting & privacy for web & mobile
  • Re-arranged, Upload Resume on setting & privacy for better visibility
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed connection tab not showing new accepted connections immediately
Version v.0.7.2 - Bug Fixes & Improvements
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the intermittent Direct Message issue i.e, message not being populated in Chat Box.
  • Updated the copy for Become a Member and Login Page
  • Join buttons becomes enabled 10min prior to an event commencement for registered members.
  • Added a copy under Join button on Events page.
  • Added time-zone to the start time of all Events
  • ‘View Profile’ button added for each suggested connection on Member profile page.

Version v. -  Improvements


  • Updated Repost Modal to a Page on Mobile

  • Re-designed Connections Page

  • Mode of Joining an event has been added while registering for Hybrid / In-Person events

Version v.0.7.0 -  Bug Fixes & Improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where users from different timezones were not able to join the event.

  • Fixed Join button not clickable for Safari Browser on Mobile due to Block pop-ups

  • Fixed Search issue on Mobile & Web

  • Fixed Edit profile for Members



  • Updated Member onboarding from a Modal to Page

  • Updated the UI for Member Profile Page

  • Updated Member public profile page to reflect their respective Tea spot

  • Updated Hint text on the Masterclass registration consent card

Version - Bug Fixes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the performance issue for search on Web

  • Fixed masterclass ticket details from not showing in Manage pass

Version - Masterclass Event, Improvement & Bug Fixes

Masterclass Event -

  • Blockchain and Beyond: Exploring the Future of Blockchain and How You Can Ride the Wave - Presented by CIBC on April 28, 2022


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the redirection issue with preview url when HTTP(S) is not added

  • Fixed register button to be not shown after user registers for an Event via Obsidi flow



  • Updated Speaker details, Events Sponsor and Events Banner for April 21st 2022 Masterclass

Version 0.6.3 - Feedback Form, Events & Improvement

Feedback Form - Members can fill and send Feedback form directly on Obsidi

Event - Members can now register for Events created by Admins directly on Obsidi

Masterclass Events - Added the following Events:

  • Demystifying Skills Required to Thrive in Tech and Crisis - Presented by Sun Life on April 13th 2022

  • The New Normal: How You Can Flourish in a Hybrid Work Environment - Presented by TWG on April 21st 2022



  • Updated Speaker details for Event - Black Voices in AI | Different Paths Offer Unique Perspective on April 6, 2022

Version 0.6.2 - Search, Improvements & Fixes

What’s New?

Search - Search results page has a new look with easy access to the filter

Event - Added the following Events

Lunch and Learn -

Black Voices in AI | Different Paths Offer Unique Perspective on April 6, 2022

Masterclass -

HealthTech: How AI and Machine Learning Scale Scientific Discovery in Healthcare - Presented by BenchSci on April 7, 2022

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed videos from playing automatically when you post a video from an IOS device

  • Fixed new line issue on comments and posts


  • Updated the post card section

  • Updated Speaker details for Masterclass Event - Winning Together: The Positive Impacts of Being a Socially Responsible Tech Company - Presented by Clio on March 24, 2022

  • Updated Speaker details for Masterclass Event - Mastering Data Transformation To Propel your Business - Presented by Citi on March 31st, 2022

Version 0.6.1 - Onboarding Fixes

  • Fixed the Onboarding Modal to auto-populate the user name from originating social media platform

  • Updated the content of discard modal during onboarding

Version 0.6.0 - Invitation, Reactions, Events & Fixes

What’s New?

Invitation- Members can invite peeps using their unique link

Reactions - Members can now view who reacted to their posts via new Reaction modal

Do More Section - Inclusion of external reference links to the following services: Mentorship, Job opportunities , Executive Networking

Events - Added the following Events

  • Black Women in Tech: Disrupting the Industry - Presented By RBC on March 10, 2022

  • The Future of Tech Consulting: From Strategy to Transformation - Presented by PwC on March 17, 2022

  • Winning Together: The Positive Impacts of Being a Socially Responsible Tech Company - Presented by Clio on March 24, 2022

  • Mastering Data Transformation To Propel your Business - Presented by Citi on March 31, 2022


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed URL Preview in Posts

  • Fixed Direct Message box closing after every refresh



  • Updated search result description

  • Updated Login and Become a Member copy

  • Members can now view counts on my Tribe for the following tabs: connected, received, pending and blocked

Version 0.5.2 - Hot-Fix

  • Updated event link for Feb 24th 2022

Version 0.5.1 - Improvement and Fixes

Fix & Improvements

  • Removed email address of speakers from events page

  • Reinstated Login/Register via email icon

  • Fixed Register route on events

  • Updated banner Image for events

  • Fixed bottom nav bar on mobile

  • Updated social Login Logos

  • Updated Email content

  • Reinstated Signup and Password Reset Email

Version 0.5.0 - Events, Registration, Login, Unsubscribe on email, Content Feed, Profile , Improvements & Bug Fixes


What’s New?

Registration - members have a new registration page

Login - members have a new login page

Unsubscribe on email - members have the option to unsubscribe from emails via the email received


  • An inclusive Metaverse: The power of visual representation in design and marketing! - Presented by Shutterstock - Feb 17th 

  • People First: A Human-Centric Approach to Building and Sustaining Digital Transformation - Presented by Sponsors - Feb 24th

  • You Belong in Sales: How Diverse Sales Teams Drive Revenue - Presented by Sponsors - Mar 3rd

Content Feed

  • As a user, I would like to see preview of the URL in a post



  • As a user, I want to navigate to Main goal(s) for joining Obsidi, so that I can view "Seeking a Mentor" as an option


  • Improvement on Mobile footer and overlay options

  • Return “mode” option back to the user profile menu

  • Include the “Clear All” feature in Pings for mobile interface

  • Removed past events from the event feed scroller

  • Upload video limit on post has been updated to 25MB

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Single post page not showing comments count

  • Fixed comment scrolling issue

Version - Improvement

Improvement - Members that created their account using the same email as their social account (Google, LinkedIn or Slack) can now login using social login options

Version - Improvement

Improvement - Disabled registration using email

Version - Improvement

Improvement - Disabled invite peeps

Version 0.4.7 - Bug Fix

Bug Fix - Restored the 3rd Feb Event on Events page

Version 0.4.3 - Search & Improvements

Search - Added filter button on search bar across the platform


  • Added partner Logo for Feb 3rd and Feb 10th masterclass event

  • Enabled RSVP button for Feb 3rd and Feb 10th events, clicking RSVP buttons redirects to the Intrado event page

  • Removed past events from the event feed scroller

  • Changed Connections to My Tribe for Insights card

  • Update masterclass event Images for Feb 3rd and Feb 10th

  • Updated Web/Mobile landing Page with the following

    1. Removed Partner Benefits from Navigation Bar

    2. Removed Become a Partner Button from banner

    3. Moved Events Section to come after benefits of Membership Section

    4. Replaced Banner text

Version 0.4.2 - Content Feed, Events, Improvements & Bug Fixes

Content Feed - Members can now view metrics for upcoming Events and Connections

Events - Added the following Events

  1. Lemons to Lemonade: Creating Opportunities for Black Professionals in the Tech Space - Presented by RBC on Feb. 10, 2022
  2. Find your Tribe - The Cheat Code to Crushing Your Career in 2022! - Presented by HPE on Feb. 3, 2022



  1. Updated all rights reserved Date to 2022 for Obsidi emails

  2. Removed the Beta banner from the platform

  3. Enabled hyperlinks in direct message


Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed the time-lapse for when a connection request is received and accepted

  2. On Connected tab, fixed load more on scroll for Safari browser 

  3. Removed  "Check out my website" for Members who haven’t add website url to their profile 

  4. Fixed active chats not displaying in the direct message overlay

  5. Fixed first comment on a post displaying NaN in the comment count instead of the number

  6. On mobile, fixed posts cutting off

Version 0.4.1 - Bug Fixes

  1. Multiple Email Bug

  2. Content Feed - Comment Count

  3. Direct Message - Overlay Scrolling (Webapp/Mobile)

Version 0.4.0 - Bug Fixes & Improvements


  1. Improved Obsidi’s performance on mobile and web

  2. Reduced the filter drop down box within Manage pass and across the platform on mobile view

  3. Improved the user interface on mobile and web view

  4. Reduced the headline limit on profile to 250 characters

  5. Few improvements for reaction icons and notifications


Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed profile image not displaying when you login or become a Member via social accounts

  2. Fixed the direct message showing white page

  3. Fixed Pings overlay to show all the notifications 

  4. Fixed Accepting connection request for Members with long headline

  5. Fixed Clicking on ellipse for comment to stop redirecting Members to top of the page

  6. Fixed Comments not showing up on post after 5 comments

  7. Pinned music icon on the bottom left across the platform

Version 0.3.1 - Bug, Fixes & Improvements

  1. Fixed Member profile website hyperlink
  2. Edit post bug fix
  3. Edit direct message bug fix
  4. Disable buttons on past event
  5. Fixed Single Sign On profile Image issue
  6. Other improvements across platform for better user experience

Version 0.3.0 - Direct Message, Notification, Resume, Content feed, Improvements & Bug Fixes

What’s new?

Direct Message - Members can start and view conversation with their connections. Members can edit and delete the conversation within 10min of message sent

Notification - members can clear all notifications within notification overlay

Resume - members can upload their resume (doc & pdf) and also have the option to display or not display their resume on my their public profile page

Profile - members can remove profile image and can see their posts in profile page

Content Feed - members can edit their post, add hyperlink to their post and delete any comment on their posts

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed sending duplicate emails

  2. Fixed onboarding questions to stop displaying to onboarded members when they login

  3. Fixed first name and last name in the onboarding questionnaire to stop accepting only space in the fields

  4. Fixed create a post modal to stop saving post as credentials on Windows devices

  5. Fixed google icon to be clickable

  6. Fixed dropdown menu for Windows devices



  1. Updated reactions icons on content feed

  2. On mobile, members can view their first name on the side-bar

  3. Updated look and feel on emails sent from Obsidi 

  4. Improvements on Web and Mobile for better user experience

Post-Beta Hot-Fix Release- Nov 3rd, 2021

Version 0.2.1 - Registration, Improvements & Bug Fixes

What’s new?

Registration - Members can register and login using Google

Register for BFUTR Summit  - Users are no longer redirected to Eventbrite to get Tickets


  1. Updated onboarding questions modal

  2. Enabled special characters on Name fields

  3. Removed filter for events detail page

  4. Updated the single sign on login size

  5. Updated Become a member modal title

  6. Updated paragraph on create a post to stop merging after posting

  7. Updated email login/registration process

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed redirecting to profile page when you click on another Members image on their profile page

  2. Fixed profile picture on Navigation bar to stop reflecting another Members profile photo when on their profile page

  3. Fixed link copying for posts

  4. Fixed duplicate comments on content feed

  5. Fixed missing post on content feed tabs

  6. Fixed and removed typeerror on search page

  7. Fixed invalid email error handling

Version 0.2.0 - Registration, Content, Notification & Connection

What’s new?

Registration - emails are validated by using a code and members account would be locked after three invalid attempts

Navigation Bar- members can view Tea Spot, My Tribe and Pings on Navigation bar 

Content Feed Page - members can:

  1. view their post and other members post on the content feed page 

  2. create posts and delete posts

  3. share, comment, edit comment and react on posts

  4. view gist and events

Email - members can receive the following emails from Obsidi:

  1. registration and welcome emails

  2. emails for shared pass and instructions on how to claim the shared pass

  3. emails to reset password after three invalid attempts

  4. emails when connection request is received and accepted

  5. emails when another member comments on your post

Search - members can search using the filter on search result page 

Manage Pass - unclaimed passes can be shared with others

Connection - members can:

  1. view blocked connection tab

  2. view suggested connection on Obsidi

Profile - 

  1. years of experience can be added to profile

  2. image upload has been limited to 5mb

  3. view profile page from dropdown menu on navigation bar


  1. members can receive and view notifications 


  1. updated confirmation/ discard modals pop up with ok and cancel buttons

  2. changed go back button to cancel in the edit box

  3. removed question mark icon and related content in edit profile

  4. improved the user interface on Obsidi

 Bug Fixes

  1. removed duplicated city (Vancouver)

  2. members can view headlines of their connections

  3. fixed mismatch in profile tracker percentage on summit details page

Version 0.1.2 BFUTR Summit Registration, Pass Dashboard & Summit Updates

What’s new?

Register for BFUTR Summit 

  1. Users are redirected to Eventbrite summit page to purchase ticket/pass from BFUTR Summit page CTA’s

Pass Dashboard

  1. Members can view who claimed a pass in the manage pass dashboard

Summit Updates

  1. Sponsors - new sponsors signed on:

    1. Intuit, founding partner

    2. VTS, supporting partner

  1. Speakers - speakers were added; 
    1. Adam Evans, VP cybersecurity, RBC


  1. Updated tickets to have ‘get your pass’ instead of buy your ticket

  2. Updated summit name on events card to 'BFUTR Global tech summit 2021' instead of Summit

Version 0.1.1 Connections, Search & Pass Dashboard

What’s new?

Connections - members can connect with other members

  1. Total number of connections can be viewed on members profile

  2. Connected members can be removed and blocked

  3. Pending request can now be cancelled for members that haven’t accepted your request

  4. On the received tab you can accept and decline connection requests

Search Bar - members can search for other members, and see all members

  1. You can search for members using first name and last name

  2. An auto populated list of members comes up when you click on the search bar

  3. All members on Obsidi can be found using the search all link on the search bar

  4. Connect, pending and view profile buttons for each member are found after you click on the search all link

  5. You can view other members profile and see connect, pending and connected 

Pass Dashboard - members can view all passes

  1. To find passes faster members can filter passes using the purchased, claimed and unclaimed options

  2. Dashboard functionality is clickable and you can view claimed pass, unclaimed pass and purchased pass

  3. You can click on the view button to under action in the Pass dashboard to view the ticket details and the name of the person that claimed the ticket

  4. Ticket details can be accessed using the view button under the pass dashboard, the ticket details also includes information on who claimed the pass 

Summit updates

  1. Summit updates

    1. Sponsors - Five new sponsors signed on:

      1. Yelp, supporting sponsor

      2. Rogers, collaborating sponsor

      3. TEK system, supporting sponsor

      4. Mediabrands & Kinesso (formerly known as Initiative), supporting sponsor

      5. Workday as a leadership level sponsor

    2. Speakers - Ten speakers were added; 

      1. Christelle Francois, President, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

      2. Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson, TD Bank

      3. Anna Hughes-Moreau, VP, Enterprise Process Engineering, TD Bank

      4. Michele C. Meyers-Shipp, Chief People & Culture Officer, Major League Baseball

      5. Syreeta Gordon-Taitt, Manager of Enterprise Business Reps, Salesforce

      6. Sahar Rahmani, Sr. Director, Global Cyber Security, RBC

      7. Don Dele, Sr. Director, Digital Technology, RBC

      8. Josh Gordon, Sr. Manager, Software Architecture, Bell

      9. Taisha Lewis, Partner, Securities and M&A, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

      10. Lavone Monroe, Head of Global TA, HPE


  1. Updated navigation height on all pages on Obsidi

  2. Updated Url for become a partner on Obsidi

  3. Updated confirmation email after registration

  4. Removed BPTN T-shirt from VIP offer

Bug Fixes

  1. Fixed bug for duplicate email registered on Obsidi

  2. Fixed bug for LinkedIn Icon not showing on Light mode

Version 0.1.0 - Member Profile

New Feature:

  1. Members can view and edit their profile on the platform.

Improvements & Fixes:

  1. Few improvements and minor bug fixes for user experience

Version 0.0.1 - Launch Summit BFUTR Events Page

New Feature:

  1. Login and registration via platform using email, Linkedin and slack

  2. Get Pass for BFUTR Event

  3. Claim Pass for BFUTR Event