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Minnesota Morning: HomeSpotter Expands, More On The Code42 Layoff/Reorg, Google Data Center And What’s Next For Minnesota Headhunter Part I
I didn’t get much sleep this week. And I’ve already been restless the past two weeks and did not know why until a conversation with a friend at the Enterprise Rising Happy Hour and another this morning. Let’s say… I was challenged. There are a lot of things I want to do and rather than do them, try it, test it… I over think it (them) and days become weeks become months become (sometimes) never. Or some over thought idea that I squeezed the fun out of and now is not as cool as it could...
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:55

What The Code42 Layoff And Restructure Means For The Minnesota Tech Community
I’ve been a bit surprised at the surprised response from some in the Minneapolis and St Paul tech community about the announced Code42 layoff and restructure. Some are worrying… wondering if it’s a “sign”.I get that Code42 is one of our most high-profile tech companies. I get that they are the most likely talked about company to have an IPO. And for the 55 people who have been impacted by this… this is a huge thing for them and we all need to help them find a soft landing, fast.But...
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:30

2019 Minnesota Jobs Prediction
I tend to stay away from making predictions… I don’t have a crystal ball that tells the future. If I did I likely would not be writing this post right now. When I was a kid I did have a Magic 8 Ball. Those were the best. Didn’t like your answer? Try again. Or do 2 of 3 or 4 of 7.But I do trends.I am always reading economic surveys, watching CNBC and Bloomberg, reading company quarterly reports, scanning Glassdoor company reviews, looking at Indeed and Google Jobs. Anything that when combined...
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:24

Synapse Podcast With Steve LeBeau, Louis King, Casey Allen And I Talking About Economic Development, Job Creation And Minnesota Startups
It all started with Casey Allen sending me an email:“do you want to be on a podcast with me?”And a link to Steve LeBeau’s podcast “Synapse: Think Tank Of The Air”While I had not previously met Steve (@splebeau), I knew who he was. At one time he was the Editor in Chief of Minnesota Business and at other times a writer, producer, editor for TV, radio, print and the web. His current passion is Synapse:“The Social Mission of Synapse is to Connect Diverse Twin Cities Influencers and pick...
Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:32

Minneapolis And St Paul Tech Jobs
The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page… Friends who are hiring: Senior Java Developer - Data Systems - Full Time Job - HomeSpotter React Engineer - Full Time Job - Pollywog Cloud Engineer – Python - Full Time Job - Pollywog Full Stack Engineer - Ruby on Rails, PHP, NodeJS - Full Time Job – Evereve Also… click => “Say Hello” and take a moment and fill out this Google Form so I know who you are. You can tell me as much or as little about yourself as...
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 18:17

Minneapolis And St Paul Recruiter Jobs
The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers and click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand – Fall 2018 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring:Digital Recruiting Specialist - Full Time Job - MortensonSenior Talent Management Specialist - Full Time Job - MortensonAssociate Talent Management Specialist - Full Time Job - MortensonAssociate TA Specialist - Full Time Job - EcolabTalent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Bernick’sTalent...
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 13:31

MSP On Deck Podcast #27: Patrick Meenan From Arthur Ventures Joins Us, Top Tech Stories of 2018 And 2019 Predictions
Our last episode of 2018 is with a guest and one of my favorite people in the Minnesota tech scene… Patrick Meenan (@pmeenan1), Partner with Arthur Ventures (@arthurventures).We jump right in with who Patrick is and get history of Arthur Ventures. He talks about the investments they have made in 2018 and spends some time talking about investments to date in Minneapolis totaling 7 companies and $25M. We also talk about:When should someone contact him about fundingTheir investment strategyWhy...
Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:14

Minnesota #8 On Tech And Science Index
If you’ve stopped by here a few times you are aware that I love a good survey, ranking or index. It’s why I like sports… every day you can look in a newspaper or online and find out if your team is winning, losing, where it ranks and how it is trending. In this case my team is Minnesota and I like to gauge how we are doing, trending and comparing.The Milken Institute released their 2018 State Technology and Science Index, something they do every 2 years, and it always has a lot of data to...
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:54

Conversation With A Startup Founder: I Need Help With The Non Recruiting Activities Of Recruiting
A couple of months ago during Twin Cities Startup Week I had a chat with a with a Startup Founder who was telling me about how they were having an easy time with recruiting. And I was not surprised. The group has a strong set of leaders who are well known and respected. They each have a good to great network of tech friends in town. And they had been active in saying they were hiring.I had a conversation with the same person New Year’s Eve Day and they are… stressed out. Things are not going...
Wed, 01/02/2019 - 15:30

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