If one had any doubt about the intensity of our state’s information technology and Internet community, one only had to be anywhere inside the U’s Coffman Union on Saturday for the third annual Minnebar “unconference” (part of an international phenomenon called Barcamp). To say the joint was a-jumpin’ simply does not suffice. And numbers alone… [Read More…]
One of the highlights of Saturday’s Minnebar was a panel discussion entitled, State of the State: Technology in Minnesota. The panelists included: Douglas Olson (Microsoft), Jamie Thinglestad (formerly of Dow Jones), Michael Gorman (Split Rock Partners), Robert Stephens (Geek Squad), Dan Grigsby (Unpossible), Matthew Dornquast (code42). Ed Kohler at Technology Evangelist has a post with… [Read More…]
An annual Minnesota event, playfully named Minnebar — which grew out of a grass-roots tech industry initiative called Barcamp — is happening for the third year in a row here in the Twin Cities this coming Saturday, May 10, at the U of M’s Coffman Union. By 8:00 am, somewhere between 300 and 400 software… [Read More…]
The University of Minnesota is among the top patent producers in the world, ranking #4 on Scientist Magazine’s list of “Patent Powerhouses,” behind only three other major American universities. Yet, quantity of patents hardly paints the entire picture. What about helping to start up companies to commercialize those patents? According to the U’s own business… [Read More…]
Tumblon.com – the new project from Jonathan Dahl of Hopkins-based web application development shop Slantwise Design – quietly opened it’s doors earlier this month. Unlike other parenting-oriented websites or general-purpose weblog engines, Tumblon focuses on child development milestones as the structure for sharing.
All this week, the University of Minnesota Institute for New Media Studies is holding Emerging Digerati Week 2008 with multiple venues showcasing everything from digital vision and display technologies to virtual reality to new media. Though it would’ve been nice to have time to cover the entire week-long event, Minnov8 will be covering the New… [Read More…]
As our world becomes increasingly interconnected and the need for collaboration with others — regardless of geography or time zone — grows as a business imperative at all levels within organizations, just talking with people over the phone or with Skype, instant messaging, sending an SMS or email, or even using some sort of Web-centric… [Read More…]
One of the mega trends of 2008 is green tech and I will be following this environmental issue here from a Minnesota perspective. One interesting take on green tech is from Stillwater-based startup ecoEnvelopes that hopes to bring a green touch to the well established envelope business. Literally my first job out of college was… [Read More…]