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This event occurred 1904 days ago.
Start date April 7, 2012
End date April 7, 2012
Attendance 777
Registrations 1321
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Location Best Buy Headquarters, 7601 Penn Avenue South Richfield, MN 55423
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Sessions

3D Printing on a Makerbot
by Joseph Rueter

Learn about 3D printing a real, live Makerbot.

410 Gone: A Discussion of Burnout, Depression, and Finding Happiness in the Technical World
by Garrick van Buren

A frank discussion about burnout and finding happiness in the work we do.

5 Crippling Habits That Kill Your Productivity (And the Tools to Fix It)
by Amanda Ingle

Explore bad habits and solve them with the miraculous tools of the interwebs and mobile devices.

A Bootstrapper's Guide to the Startup Universe
by Adah Ojile

Money. Technology. Chutzpah.

Asynchronous Social Pythoning
by Mike Bjerkness, Paul DeCoursey

Tame slow responses and meet a couple of nice Pythonistas.

Automating Infrastructure with Opscode Chef
by Bryan Brandau

Development automation with Chef, for all levels of experience.

Beyond DevOps: User-Centered IT
by Jeff Sussna

The activities and behaviors that characterize User-Centered IT organizations.

Building Web Apps Discussion
by Ben Edwards

Share stories of failure and success and learn what worked and what didn't.

Business Apps for the Corporate Environment
by Rich Hoeg

A discussion about the evolving field of business apps for mobile devices.

Business Idea Speed Dating 2.0
by Albert Hepp

Have an idea? Want to hear about idea stage ideas you could be a part of?

Collaborative Multi-Touch Books for the iPad
by Peter Edstrom, Elisa Pluhar

A case study of zero to iBookstore in 3 weeks.

Color Theory: Hot-Neutral-Anchor
by John Mindiola III

Discuss the Hot-Neutral-Anchor approach for generating color schemes.

Crowdfunding: Fact or Crap?
by Jeffrey C. Robbins, Colin Hirdman, Zach Robins, Patrick E. Donohue, Harold Slawik, Joe Serrano

A panel discussion on crowdfunding from donations all the way to raising capital.

Deploy Web Apps Automatically with GitHub & AWS
by Chris Zweber

Forget Heroku. Set up your own automatic git deployment workflow.

Developing an Android RESTful Client App
by Brad Armstrong, Jeremy Haberman

Learn from an open source reference implementation of an Android REST client app.

Drupal and Your Application Database - A LoveHate Relationship
by Tom Edwards

The positives and negatives of integrating your app and CMS in a single database.

Every HTTP Status Code
by Jamie Thingelstad, Garrick van Buren

Do you know your HTTP status codes? You will after this rapid-fire presentation!

Founder Speed Dating
by Jatinder Singh, Casey Allen

Come and present your vision in a speed dating fashion and meet your future co-founders.

Fundraising in Minnesota
by Mike Bollinger, Jeff Pesek, Jim Moar, Troy Kopischke, Justin Kaufenberg, Tony Abena, Michael Gorman

A quantitative look at local investment activity, followed by a panel discussion.

Gearman: A Job Server to Scale
by Mike Willbanks

Learn about Gearman, an asynchronous job queue that can help your website scale.

Gentoo Linux, or Why in the World You Should Compile Everything
by Donnie Berkholz

Learn about Gentoo Linux from one of the project's leaders.

Getting Started with jQuery Mobile
by Brad Broulik

Write once and run on all mobile platforms with jQuery Mobile.

Global Robotics Innovation Park
by Nena Street

The effort to build a research park/business incubator for the robotics industry in Minnesota.

HTML5: The Coming Sea-change. Are You Ready?
by Ketan Kakkad

Get ready for HTML5 with this talk on features, best practices, and resources for a deeper dive.

How to Get a Job at a Major Software Company Even Though You're not a Geek or a Nerd
by Kay Roseland, Joan Watson

A case study (from both sides) on using networking and persistence to land a great job.

How to Run a Startup Like Genghis Khan
by Kevin Hale

IOS Development for the Beginner
by Justin Peck

Get started on iOS development with Obj-C, Xcode and Interface Builder.

IP: Your Super Secret Weapon Against the Evil Competition
by Justin Porter, Sean Solberg

How Intellectual Property can help your business succeed. http://speakerdeck.com/u/justinporter/p/ip-your-super-secret-weapon-against-the-evil-competition

Improving the Performance and Stability of your iOS App
by Matt Ronge

Learn how to use Apple's profiling tools to eliminate crashes and speed up your apps.

Lessons on Recruiting Open Source Contributors from the Google Summer of Code
by Donnie Berkholz

Lessons from Gentoo Linux's 7 years in Google Summer of Code.

Leveraging Cloud Hosting: Principles & Profits
by Mike Horwath

How to decide between different virtualization and cloud solutions.

Leveraging Zend Framework for Sending Push Notifications
by Mike Willbanks

This talk will go over the fundamentals of push notifications, implementation, and best practices.

Lightning Talks & Demos
by Luke Francl

Quick-fire talks and demos, from shortest to longest.

Managing Your IT Career: Part IV
by Paul DeBettignies

The fourth edition of this wide-ranging and always-relevant topic.

Mobile Web Flow Best Practices
by Michael Stowe

Learn the best methods for redirecting mobile users and mobile usability.

Musician + Internet. Discuss.
by Paul Cantrell

An open discussion about the challenges and opportunities for musicians online.

Nailing Your First Client: Customer Acquisition for Geeks
by Curt Prins

Learn how your customer acquisition process can benefit from good, old dating advice.

NoSQL Patterns for Startups
by Jaim Zuber, Christian Oestreich, Grant Wood, Dan Johansson, Derek Anderson

Come share your experiences with NoSQL data stores.

OpenPGP-GnuPG Key Signing Party
by Michael Heuer

Join the Web of Trust by participating in an informal OpenPGP/GnuPG key signing party.

OpenStreetMap 201
by Ian Dees

Discover the project that Bing, MapQuest, and Apple take advantage of in products you use every day.

Percolate Your Trep Net - Expanding Your Entrepreneurial Social Capital
by Drew Fleck

Find out how to percolate your connections so you can expand your entrepreneurial social capital.

Phonegap + jQuery Mobile = Awesome
by Brad Marsh

build native iPhone and Android apps using Phonegap, jQuery Mobile and your HTML skills.

Publish or Perish or Self-Publish: From Franklin to eBook Same Game, New Rules
by Patrick Rhone, Peter Edstrom, Tom Kerber, David Hedrick Skarjune

A panel discussion on the revolutionary changes in publishing.

Recruiting For Start Ups 2012 (Or any Size Company)
by Paul DeBettignies

Improve your recruiting to increase your chances of making that next crucial hire.

Rethinking the User Experience for Mobile
by Amy Smith

What does it mean to make your website mobile-friendly?

Running a Virtual Server with Confidence
by Jamie Thingelstad

Best practices for keeping a VPS up-to-date and secure.

SQL Server Performance Tuning with Execution Plans
by Eric Zierdt

Learn how to use SQL Server Management Studio's Execution Plans to debug poorly performing queries.

Scalable, Adaptive, Agnostic: the Next-Generation CMS Authors Need You to Build
by Meghan Seawell

This our moment, our golden opportunity to develop the next-generation CMS.

Scaling a Startup from 3 to 30 to 300
by Mark Gritter, Sara Cowles, Rob Benson

This will be an engaging, ad-hoc discussion about the challenges of growing a company.

Silos are for Farmers
by Matt Gray, Andrew Leaf, Kristi McKinney, Kevin O'Brien

The best websites are made when specialists work collaboratively, not in silos.

Software Development for Healthcare Data
by Wade Schulz

Managing and evolving complex health care data sets.

The Myth of Digital Influence
by Rohn Jay Miller

Measuring digital influence: current realities and future possibilities.

The Secrets of International Talent Acquisition
by Cliff Robbins

How W3i grew a mobile dev team from 6 to 22 in 6 months (including highlights and lowlights).

Varnish, The Good, The Awesome, and the Downright Crazy
by Mike Willbanks

Learn how Varnish can cache your site for performance you never thought possible.

What We Don't Know
by Chris Coyier

Make a better web by accommodating the (many) things we don't know about the user.

What is Drupal?
by Peter Johnson

Want to know about the amazing Content Management System called Drupal?

What's New in PHP 5.4
by Michael Stowe

See what's new and improved in PHP 5.4, with some in-depth coverage of big new features.

What's Your WHY?
by Jeffry Brown, Dan Wallace

Discover your "why" to develop your brand and differentiate yourself.

Word Nerd: The Quick and Dirty Guide to Web and Social Media Content Done Right
by Lynne Morioka

Make words work for you.

WordPress Plugin Speed Dating
by Mykl Roventine

Find the next great WordPress plugin that will capture your heart.

Presenters

Adah Ojile


Albert Hepp


Amanda Ingle


Amy Smith


Andrew Leaf


Ben Edwards

Designer and client-side coder. Founded Minnesota's Barcamp and together with Luke Francl put together various events and programs throughout the year aimed at catalyzing tech and design innovation and a startup culture within the state. Co-Founder of Refactr LLC, a consultancy and product development shop focused on rapidly developing and deploying web and mobile applications.

Brad Armstrong


Brad Broulik


Brad Marsh


Bryan Brandau


Casey Allen


Chris Coyier


Chris Zweber


Christian Oestreich


Cliff Robbins


Colin Hirdman


Curt Prins


Dan Johansson


Dan Wallace


David Hedrick Skarjune


Derek Anderson


Donnie Berkholz


Drew Fleck


Elisa Pluhar


Eric Zierdt


Garrick van Buren


Grant Wood


Harold Slawik


Ian Dees


Jaim Zuber


Jamie Thingelstad

Jamie is CTO of SPS Commerce, the retail industry's most broadly adopted cloud services platform. Previously, he served as CTO for leading financial publishers including the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, Enterprise Media Group of Dow Jones and MarketWatch, Inc. He was the founding CTO of BigCharts, the leading provider of financial tools and information to consumers and financial services companies via the web. In 1999, BigCharts was acquired by MarketWatch and the technology is still used by Dow Jones & Company today. In addition, Jamie has developed and managed products and technologies for properties including Barron’s, Virtual Stock Exchange, Dow Jones Newswires and Dow Jones Indexes.

Jatinder Singh


Jeff Pesek


Jeff Sussna


Jeffrey C. Robbins


Jeffry Brown


Jeremy Haberman


Jim Moar


Joan Watson


Joe Serrano


John Mindiola III


Joseph Rueter


Justin Kaufenberg


Justin Peck


Justin Porter

Justin Porter has numerous years of experience in a variety of technology and business roles. His most recent position was working in an environment where he was responsible for launching high technology-based start-up companies. He previously worked with a variety of consulting clients in a professional services role. He has a balanced mix of consulting, industry, and technical experiences, allowing him to be leveraged in all phases of a company. Mr. Porter has experience across many technology sectors including life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, software and information technology, and agriculture. Mr. Porter holds a BSB in Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and an MBA from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management.

Kay Roseland


Ketan Kakkad


Kevin Hale


Kevin O'Brien


Kristi McKinney


Luke Francl


Lynne Morioka


Mark Gritter


Matt Gray


Matt Ronge


Meghan Seawell


Michael Gorman


Michael Heuer


Michael Stowe


Mike Bjerkness


Mike Bollinger


Mike Horwath


Mike Willbanks


Mykl Roventine


Nena Street


Patrick E. Donohue


Patrick Rhone


Paul Cantrell


Paul DeBettignies


Paul DeCoursey


Peter Edstrom


Peter Johnson


Rich Hoeg


Rob Benson


Rohn Jay Miller

I'm a strategic planner and consultant. I collaborate with clients to design innovative marketing, services and products that reach customers by integrating brick and mortar with e-commerce, social networks and mobile applications. In order to build long-term success, I work with clients as they manage change that makes an organization more authentic and true to mission. I also write and speak about brand narrative and how influence works on the Social Internet. I was SVP Product & Technology, Knight Ridder and COO Ikonic/USWeb.

Sara Cowles


Sean Solberg


Tom Edwards


Tom Kerber


Tony Abena


Troy Kopischke


Wade Schulz


Zach Robins


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