Author Archives: Mykl Roventine

About Mykl Roventine

Mykl is SMBMSP's Director, an independent web designer, and social media strategist. He frequently speaks about social media, WordPress, and typography. He co-founded and coordinates the activities of Ignite Minneapolis and UnSummit, and runs the local chapter of TechKaraoke Minneapolis. He has a special passion for the social web and its power to educate and inspire.

SMBMSP #45 – Government, Public Service, & Social Media

Eventbrite - SMBMSP #45 - Government, Public Service, & Social Media

Friday, April 27, 2012
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
514 Studios, Minneapolis, MN

The President is on Tumblr, candidates are on Twitter, and eGovernment is the buzzword that is transforming civil service. Learn from a panel of local communicators about how they use social media with public services and elected officials. There will plenty of time for your questions as well.


Meg Gerritsen Knodl (@dotmeg)
Although she spent the first decade of the millennium as a librarian, Meg Gerritsen Knodl is now the Online Community Manager for Hennepin County Public Affairs. Continue reading

Win a ticket to MinneWebCon on April 16!

We’re proud to partner with MinneWebCon: Minnesota’s Web Conference. This year’s keynote speakers are John Moe (host of Marketplace Tech Report for American Public Media, and panelist at SMBMSP#43) and Whitney Hess (an independent user experience design consultant and strategic partner at Happy Cog). The winning ticket will be for Day 1 of the conference, April 16.

To enter simply tweet us @smpmsp with a reason why you deserve a ticket to MinneWebCon. You can enter as many times as you like.

Don’t delay, contest ends Friday, April 6 at 4pm. Continue reading

March 2012 SMBMSP Podcast


Recorded on March 20, 2012
Host: Mykl Roventine (@MyklRoventine) and Meg Knodl (@DotMeg)

Our guest this month:

Kate O’Reilly (@cleverkate), Public Relations at Twin Cities Public Television
and Web Columnist at Metro Magazine. Kate serves the creative community as a writer, publicist, producer, and strategist. We discuss online etiquette and much more.

“Connected” by StrangerOnEarth, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Continue reading

SMBMSP #44 – Interactive Project Management & More!
A Conversation with the Geek Girls Guide

Eventbrite - SMBMSP #44 - Interactive Project Management & More! <br/>A Conversation with the Geek Girls Guide

Friday, March 30, 2012

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

514 Studios, Minneapolis, MN

Interactive project management can be difficult to figure out. While the work entails elements of software development, marketing, and advertising, it’s neither purely technical nor traditional “agency” work. Enter the Geek Girls. They literally wrote the book on it (available from Peachpit/New Riders in April, pre-order on Amazon)!

Since 2008, the Geek Girls Guide (aka Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker) have been sharing their unique perspective on the Interactive industry, demystifying technology for non-technical audiences and generally owning every stage they appear on. Continue reading

Join us for a Beer Tasting Tweetup

February 28, 2012
Flat Earth Brewing, St. Paul

Join Saint Paul Tweetup and SMBMSP for a joint tweetup at Flat Earth Brewing. Enjoy networking, socializing and beer tasting! Flat Earth is keeping it’s tasting room open just a wee bit longer so we can enjoy the goodness that comes from this Saint Paul brewery.

Growlers will be for sale if you find a brew you cannot live without or just need to re-fill your empty Flat Earth growler sitting at home.

UPDATED: The brewery will also be accepting non-perishable food items, and would love everyone to bring at least one item Tuesday evening. Continue reading

February 2012 SMBMSP Podcast


Recorded on February 13, 2012
Host: Mykl Roventine (@MyklRoventine) and Meg Knodl (@DotMeg)

Our guests this month:

Kimberly Koehler (@DatingCoachKK), passionate entrepreneur, dating coach and CEO of Dating CoachKK talks about dating online and off and what not to do on social networks if you are looking for that special someone.

Phil Wilson (@philson), Media Strategist and Thought Leader at RemainComm, shares the details about Mobile March, an upcoming conference (March 16 and 17), dedicated to understanding mobile. Continue reading

We’re taking February off

We’re taking the month of February off to catch our breath and focus on planning.

Don’t despair, breakfast events will be back in March with SMBMSP #44. We’re hoping to have another tweetup later this month as well. More details will be announced soon.

On the subject of upcoming breakfasts, we’re currently booking spaces for the next six months. Does your company want to host a breakfast? Contact us to become a venue sponsor. Continue reading

Video from SMBMSP #43 – Public Media

Video from SMBMSP#43 recorded on January 27, 2012 at tpt Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, MN. Continue reading

Member Offer: Movie Passes to This Means War on 2/9

SMBMSP members are invited to an advance screening of the perfect date movie! Download a pair of passes to see THIS MEANS WAR at Showplace ICON in at St. Louis Park on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30pm. Visit and enter code V1KYBYLG (while supplies last).

Screening disclaimer: PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!! Theater is overbooked to ensure capacity. Seating is first-come, first-served and is NOT guaranteed. No cell phones, recording devices, or other electronics will be allowed into the theater.

No one under 17 will be allowed in the theater after 7:00pm (per Showplace ICON theater policy). Continue reading