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#53: Social Media & Breaking News, Featuring ABC News Producer Dennis Powell

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Thursday *, January 17, 2013
8 - 10 AM
Best Buy HQ, Richfield

We'll kick off the New Year with a conversation with Dennis Powell, Managing Senior …
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Video from SMBMSP #52: Jumping Tracks – Tales of Radical Career Shifts

Video from SMBMSP #52: Jumping Tracks – Tales of Radical Career Shifts recorded on December 21, 2012 at CoCo Coworking & Collaborative Space in Minneapolis, MN.…
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Happy Holidays from SMBMSP – 12 Bacon Gift Ideas

You can never go wrong giving the gift of bacon. Here are our favorite bacon-themed gift ideas this year.

12.  Bacon Soap

11. Bacon - You Like This Shirt

10. SMBMSP Bacon Tote Bag

9. Bacon iPhone Case

8. Bacon Tie

7. Bacon Wallet

6. BaconPOP Microwave Popcorn

5. Fargginay's Bacon Classic Fragrance Spray

4. Bacon Salt

3. Zingerman's Bacon of the Month Club

2. Bacon Scarf (mentioned on the our December 2012 Podcast)…
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SMBMSP #52: Jumping Tracks – Tales of Radical Career Shifts

Eventbrite - SMBMSP #52: Jumping Tracks - Tales of Radical Career Shifts

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

Eventbrite - SMBMSP #51: Mobile Video

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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