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Saving Innovation: Can a DIY culture of meet-ups, competitions, and “unconferences” spark more start-ups in the state?

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It was a warm Saturday in late May, and instead of rolling out the dock up at the cabin or going for a jog around the chain of lakes, more than 600 people chose to spend their day inside Best … Continue reading

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Call for session organizers: MinneBar ’09

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We’d love to see some Groovy/Grails/Agile sessions at Minnesota’s barcamp, MinneBar. Jesse, Scott, and I are a bit too harried at the moment to lead too many sessions so we are calling on the community to take the baton. We’d … Continue reading

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Getting risky in Minnesota

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Minnesotan technologists are working hard and giving their time and energies inside big companies that have sparse ability to innovate. Similarly talented people on the coasts, meanwhile are starting companies and changing the roles technology plays in our lives. Why can’t the Minnesota tech scene produce equally cool and inspiring technologies. The answer may be the extreme aversion to risk we cultivate next to our corn here in the Midwest. Continue reading

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Live-blogging from minnēbar

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In a rare moment of downtime, I am able to live blog from this session about WordPress as a CMS. I was very happy with the panel discussion (that could have rune for 4 hours) about the State of the … Continue reading

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Refactr at minnēbar

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The Refactr offices are humming as of late with activity on several fronts. In addition to our client-based software development work, we have been toiling away, putting the last few touches on our first product*, an agile project tracking app … Continue reading

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Selling Agile to the Enterprise.

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I wrote a longish follow-up to MinneBar over at Alt Text but wanted to make mention here of the presentation that Ross Niemi of Thoughtworks and I gave this year, titled: You can do that? Selling agile to the enterprise. … Continue reading

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minnēbar is blowing up

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With over 300 participants and growing, I am glad we have the space to hold everyone at this year’s event. Now feeding them, that may be another story. Refactr will be representing a number of things at this year’s barcamp … Continue reading

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MinneDemo – Holiday Edition

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Join me and the rest of the Refactr gang for the holiday edition of MinneDemo on Monday, December 11th at the Acadia Cafe near downtown Minneapolis. It should be a great time with a great lineup of demos and and … Continue reading

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