Category Archives: Business

It’s not about automation, its about elimination

Post by Matt Bjornson

Yesterday, after finishing up a meeting at a coffee shop, I happened to overhear two people talking about IT automation. I wasn’t eavesdropping, one of the men was so adamant in his “they don’t get automation” tirade, I am sure … Continue reading

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Welcome Scott Atkins!

Post by Matt Bjornson

We’re excited to welcome Scott Atkins to the team! He’s joining us from Garmin where he has been developing mobile products for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. Scott will be jumping into a project that we’re very excited about: SmartThings. … Continue reading

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Endangered Species: Corporate IT

Post by Matt Bjornson

Dear Corporate America, You deserve better.  Your Corporate IT Department sucks.  Sadly, you know this all too well. They claim they are ‘Agile’, but require six to twelve months to release a new web app. Corporate ‘standards’ that stifle innovation … Continue reading

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Now 50% More Space In NE Minneapolis Office

Post by Ben Edwards

We’ve had a great time in our offices in NE Minneapolis. We’re located above the Bulldog and have great views of downtown. Since we moved in in 2008 we’ve grown from three people and a few contractors here and there … Continue reading

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Welcome Adam!

Post by Matt Bjornson

We’re continuing to grow at Refactr, and we’re excited to welcome Adam Lanners to the team! He’s joining us from PaR Systems where he was doing web development and before that he was with Medtronic doing mobile development. Adam will … Continue reading

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Welcome Matt Nohr!

Post by Matt Bjornson

We’d like to welcome Matt Nohr to the Refactr team! Matt is joining us from Parametric Technology Corporation where he was a Scrum Master doing product development. Matt’s going to be working on a new client product using Grails, actually may be a … Continue reading

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The Vital Integration of Design and Development

Post by Matt Bjornson

We’re self-managing, multi-disciplinary teams. We’re designers and developers working together to deliver software. This isn’t the way all companies approach software development. In large companies, interface and interaction design is often in a completely separate organization, marketing – or maybe … Continue reading

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Welcome Luke!

Post by Matt Bjornson

We are excited to have Luke join Refactr!  Luke will be working with our team on an innovative client product development effort using Ruby on Rails! Luke has spent the last five years consulting with companies like Thomson Reuters, Merrill … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Refactr

Post by Matt Bjornson

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In addition to being a brewmeister and grailsmeister, Josh has many other talents, like making us all breakfast.  Easing into the morning is pretty “rough” when your Chief Breakfastologist is making breakfast burritos with sausage mixed with bacon, eggs, green peppers, … Continue reading

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Refactr Gets Serious About Growth in 2012

Post by Ben Edwards

For several years after we started Refactr, in 2006, we resisted the idea of growth. We saw what growing did to companies for which we had worked and it seemed that growth caused a degradation of culture and loss of … Continue reading

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