Author Archives: Mykl Roventine

About Mykl Roventine

Mykl is SMBMSP's Director and the Digital Platform Development Director at BringMeTheNews. He designs engaging web experiences, and speaks about social media, WordPress, and typography. He co-organizers the Minnesota Blogger Conference, co-founded and coordinates the activities of Ignite Minneapolis and UnSummit, and runs the local chapter of TechKaraoke Minneapolis. Mykl has a special passion for the social web and its power to educate and inspire.

SMBMSP #52: Jumping Tracks – Tales of Radical Career Shifts

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Friday, December 21, 2012
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
CoCo Coworking & Collaborative Space, Minneapolis

Meet 4 people who have done that thing that many of us talk about – even threaten – but rarely do. They've jumped tracks entirely, going from one line of work into something completely different.

  • A former editor who is now making animated ebook apps
  • A laid-off architect who created a popular brand of hand-crafted sleeves and cases for mobile

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Free Partner Event: Mobile Tech Holiday Social

Join us for the Mobile Tech Holiday Social on 12/10 at Stanley's Northeast Bar Room.

There will be tasty treats and chances to win cool stuff from Bluetooth headsets to a Motorola Droid RAZR HD 4G LTE smartphone.

Space is limited so RSVP today via Eventbrite

We're proud to co-sponsor this free event with Verizon Wireless Great Plains, Mobile Twin Cities & the Android Happy Hour.

Snowman photo: obsequies on Flickr
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Video & Resources from SMBSMP #51: Mobile Video

Video from SMBMSP #51: Mobile Video recorded on November 16, 2012 at 514 Studios in Minneapolis, MN.

Panelist Tim Brunelle made this video shortly after the event.


Sometimes people inside corporations insist making video is too complex. They don't know how. Perhaps the production studio lurking inside their smartphone can help solve the problem.

Other recommendations from Tim:

  • Vimeo's Video School is the best place to start if you've got creative or production questions (note

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SMBMSP #51: Mobile Video

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Friday, November 16, 2012
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
514 Studios, Minneapolis

Business Insider reported last month that "Mobile video is quickly becoming a mass consumer phenomenon, much as digital photos were earlier in the smartphone adoption cycle." The landscape keeps changing: from connection speeds to content considerations, from social integration to interactivity, not to mention the sheer variety of devices available. Our panel will explore the benefits, challenges, and possibilities of this exciting medium.…
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Video from SMBMSP#50: Music & Social Media (+ A Very Special Celebration)

Video from SMBMSP#50: Music & Social Media (+ A Very Special Celebration) recorded on October 26, 2012 at Concordia University in St Paul, MN.…
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Celebrating 50 Breakfasts Video

Over the course of the last four years, Social Media Breakfast - Minneapolis/St. Paul has covered many topics and been to many venues but what hasn't changed is our focus on providing meaningful in-person connections. This video debuted at SMBMSP#50 on October 26, 2012.

Warning: you WILL be moved. Have a tissue handy.…
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SMBMSP#50: Music & Social Media (+ A Very Special Celebration)

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Friday, October 26, 2012
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Concordia University, Buetow Music Center, St. Paul

Fifty breakfast events! It's quite a milestone. Join us for a look back at nearly four years of SMBMSP events. Some of the highlights of the celebration include:

  • Live music by Steve Clark
  • A visit from SMBMSP Founder Rick Mahn
  • Chances to win incredible prizes
  • And a few surprises!

But wait, there's more:

We've assembled a rock star panel …
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Winners of Our Share-Your-Sever's-Corn-Maze-Experience Contest

We had a great time at our Second-Annual Family Tweetup at Sever's Corn Maze last Saturday. Attendees were invited to share the experience on the social network of their choice for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming SMBMSP event.

Although not officially in the running, I have to share a video of my family's experience.

And the winners are...


Hiding from Dad (@coreydonovan) at the #SMBMSP tweetup at Sever's Corn Maze!
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Video from SMBMSP#49: Tech Trends & Predictions with Julio Ojeda-Zapata

Video from SMBMSP#49: Tech Trends & Predictions with Julio Ojeda-Zapata recorded on September 28, 2012 at Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale, MN.…
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Member Discount – 25% off She's Geeky Twin Cities

October 19-20, 2012
The Science Museum of MN

She’s Geeky convenes to inspire women for the future, providing a gathering space to create enduring communities that foster collaboration and innovation, while promoting initiative and leadership among women tech professionals.

This third Twin Cities She’s Geeky event promises to be the best yet.

SMBMSP Member Discount: Save 25% on single or two day registration with promo code "SMBMSP"

Register via Eventbrite

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