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 #46 – Career Planning

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Friday, June 29, 2012
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room, Minneapolis

Most of us are so busy doing our job hour by hour and day by day. We rarely get a few moments to think about what is next for us, to ponder things like:

  • Preparing for a yearly review
  • Asking for a raise
  • Looking for the next new job internally/externally
  • Exiting the “safety” of full time employment to become a consultant
  • Having a network in place when it is needed

We’re pleased to have Paul DeBettignies back on the SMBMSP stage for a 3rd time. Continue reading

We’re giving away two Ignite Minneapolis 4 tickets!

SMBMSP members: You could win one of 2 tickets to the sold-out Ignite Minneapolis 4 on May 24 at the Heights Theater!

Just tweet us at @smbmsp before 5pm on Monday, 5/21 with a reason you deserve one of the hottest tickets in town. Use hashtag: #ignitempls. Enter as many times as you like.

Winners chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, 5/22. Continue reading

May 2012 SMBMSP Podcast

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Recorded on May 10, 2012
Host: Mykl Roventine (@MyklRoventine) and Meg Knodl (@DotMeg)

This month we take a stroll around town with guests:

Links mentioned:
Minneapolis 81 Facebook page
MSP Street Food Facebook page
MSP Street Food Twitter list of local trucks

Thanks to our episode sponsor:
Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room
Stanley’s On Wheels

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

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

Video from SMBMSP #45 – Government, Public Service, & Social Media recorded on April 27, 2012 at 514 Studios in Minneapolis, MN. Continue reading

April 2012 SMBMSP Podcast

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Recorded on April 12, 2012
Host: Mykl Roventine (@MyklRoventine) and Meg Knodl (@DotMeg)

Upcoming event:
SMBMSP #45 – Government, Public Service, & Social Media – 4/27, tickets available now

Our guests this month:
Nancy Lyons (@Nylons) & Meghan Wilker (@irishgirl)
Nancy is President/CEO of Clockwork Active Media and  Meghan is the VP, Managing Director. Together they founded Geek Girls Guide and most recently authored the new book Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process.

Related Links:
Order the book on Amazon.com or Peachpit.com
Geek Girls Guide Podcast #44 (answering questions from SMBMSP#44)
Video from SMBMSP#44

Music:
“Connected” by StrangerOnEarth, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial

“I Love You Like A Love Song,”  available on free-midi.org Continue reading

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

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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.

Moderator

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

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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.

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

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

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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