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Minnebar 6: 1200 geeks strong!! May 8, 2011

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Shareology took GistrMN off with her to Minnebar 6 at Best Buy HQ in Richfield, MN on Saturday, May 7, 2011; they were joined by 1200 geeks bent on learning, pizza and beer consumption.  Nine different locations offered tracks on Development, Design, Startups, Social Media and (my personal favorite) Other!!

My seven sessions included:

  • Six Reasons to open an “Offline” Store (Especially if you Sell Online)
  • I Yam What I Am
  • Facebook:  Fan Pages versus Tabs versus Apps
  • Content is a Banquet:  Trends, Tactics, Tools
  • Why Don’t You Blog More?
  • What does Lean Even Mean? Or Bootstrapping Your Way to a Pivot
  • S is for Strategy

Below are some views of our Saturday:

 

Luke greets the swarm!

 

Thanks to Adrienne, Ben, and Luke and the Minne team for another great Day!!!  For more information go to:

http://minnestar.org/minnebar/        or on Twitter at:        @Minnebar    #minnebar

Kay Roseland    @KayLoire

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Social Media Breakfast goes Mobile at Best Buy HQ! November 21, 2010

Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St. Paul gathered Friday, November 19 at Best Buy Headquarters to get the latest gist on Mobile!  

Now THIS is a panel!!

Now THIS is a Panel!! #SMBMSP 31-Mobile & More:  w/@albertmaruggi @ojezap @footenotes @breon & @mrchristopherl !

 

Moderator

Albert MaruggiAlbert Maruggi

Albert Maruggi is a recognized thought leader in strategic business communications. You can always expect insightful questions that uncover new information, a different perspective or a good laugh from Maruggi. He advises clients and conducts company innovation “group thinks” that inspire ideas from within. This methodology allows for greater acceptance and ownership of projects and change initiatives. He is the host of the long running Marketing Edge podcast now in it’s sixth year of production. On Twitter @albertmaruggi and his blog www.providentpartners.net/blog

Panel Info

Lisa FooteLisa Foote

Lisa Foote is Co-Founder of MixMobi, a mobile content creation and measurement Software as a Service. Lisa is a frequently speaker and consultant on mobile marketing, with particular expertise in US and global mobile device ownership and behavior. She has spoken at Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association, University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota, and at the Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto. You can find Lisa on Twitter at @footenotes.

Christopher LowerChristopher Lower

Christopher Lower has over 17 years of experience in marketing, sales and PR, with a decade of focus on emerging social media and web technologies and their use in marketing. Chris leverages social media to enable clients to increase their overall reach exponentially in standard marketing channels as well as lesser-known, hard-to-target market segments. Chris’ expertise lies in providing fully-integrated media services that take your traditional story and tell it with today’s technology, so that you can reach your intended audience on their preferred media format.

Julio Ojeda-ZapataJulio Ojeda-Zapata

Julio Ojeda-Zapata is a longtime technology journalist at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where he writes a Tech Test Drive column and maintains his Your Tech Weblog. He is the author of “Twitter Means Business,” a social-media primer for companies, and the upcoming “iPad Means Business,” which explores the Apple tablet’s business potential. He considers himself equal parts Puerto Rican and Minnesotan, having spent about half of his life in each place. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, and son.

Breon NagyBreon Nagy

Breon Nagy is the Account Manager for Recursive Awesome, a mobile and web development company. On the third Tuesday of the month, you can find him at Mobile Twin Cities, either presenting or participating in the discussion. Breon presented “Beyond the Code” at the first Mobile March Twin Cities, which focused on user experience, testing and support. In his spare time, he is a freelance writer for DroidDog.com, focusing on device reviews.

For more marketing events in the Twin Cities, go to www.gistr.com!

Follow the twitter stream for highlights of the mobile presentation at #smbmsp or go to www.smbmsp.org

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire

 

1,000 geeks + Learning + Shareology = Minnebar! May 26, 2010

Minnebar rocks!   One fun Saturday at Best Buy Headquarters:   

Minnebar  =  Minnesota + Tech + Design + Drinks   

What is MinneBar?   

MinneBar is an (un)conference aimed at getting those in Minnesota’s tech and design communities together to discuss topics that interest them. This spring’s event was held Saturday the 22nd of May at the Best Buy headquarters in Richfield, MN. Registration from 7:30 to 9am and sessions from 9-5:30. Light Breakfast and lunch provided. After party of complimentary snacks and beverages (Beer & Wine).   

This is Minnesota’s barcamp – an (un)conference where you are the leaders of the discussions and sessions. If you are interested in a topic just sign up to lead a discussion and like-minded folks will seek you out.   

Here’s a bit of the day:   

Morning check-in at #minnebar

    

   

Networking these days? It's all about checking out the iPads!

   

Ivan preps for the day!

Patrick Rhone spends a couple of buck for his iPad holders!

A $3 business card holder props his iPad up!

#Minnebar leaders kick off the day!

Your community catalysts    Ben Edwards and Luke Francl  

@GirlMeetsGeek gets ready to lead her panel on Non-Profits and Social Media

What @MyklRoventine does during his day job!

   

Standing room only at Curt Prins preso

Pizza Lunch for 600!

JJ Parker develops Passion for Products!

   

   

For a building full of development geeks, at least a couple of marketing gurus slipped in!  I’m talking about you, Curt Prins and you, JJ Parker!!  Also, that pizza lunch actually was for 1,000 geeks, up from last fall’s 600 attendees.  

5:45 pm: Happy Hour at Last!

   

Best giggle of the morning?  The bathroom line was NOT at the Women’s Room door:  it was at the Men’s!!  

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire

 

 
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