Category Archives: community

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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Hipster Backgrounds

Post by Steve Vlaminck

Refactr had another hack day this past Wednesday. This time we broke up into three teams and build three different apps. With a combined 40 hours, Kyle, Dane, and Steve were the first to finish with hipsterbackgrounds.com; an app that allows you … Continue reading

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Nicerides to the Food Trucks

Post by Dane Messall

With the nice weather here and the food trucks out in full force Refactr is once again hitting the streets to get a taste of the local food truck scene. Last year we only got out for a handful of … Continue reading

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JRuby Conf Sponsorship

Post by Matt Bjornson

We’re very excited to sponsor JRubyConf this year.  We are big believers in fostering and growing the technology community and it’s great to have a conference like this held in Minneapolis. The other reason we are excited about sponsoring is … Continue reading

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Why You Should Work at Refactr

Post by Ben Edwards

Where we choose to spend our days developing software can have a big impact on our lives. If we aren’t happy and fulfilled in the work part of our life, those other parts need to be that much better to … Continue reading

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Igniting Ideas through Online Communities

Post by bill

A couple weeks ago, Sara and I were discussing our sponsorship of the latest Ignite Minneapolis event that was held in April. Many of you may recall that, along with our sponsorship, we designed and hosted an idea community called … Continue reading

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Igniting Ideas: MileMarker Introduces Voting

Post by Sara

MileMarker is testing the power of capturing ideas with this year’s Ignite Minneapolis event. Thursday, April 21, 2011 Ignite will be hosting an evening filled with high-energy, 5-minute talks by people who, simply stated, have an idea. Sound like fun? … Continue reading

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Letting our creative juices flow with Nintendo’s new 3DS (with video)

Post by Steve Vlaminck

Being a fan of new technology (and video games), I of course couldn’t resist the urge to buy Nintendo’s new 3DS. After playing with the Augmented Reality cards that come with the 3DS, I couldn’t help but wonder how exactly … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Take on Refactr

Post by Sara

Check it out: In 2010, Refactr has more than doubled in size. In a time when many companies are experiencing hiring freezes or down sizing, company growth is rare. As the year is quickly coming to an end, the question … Continue reading

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

Post by Ben Edwards

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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