This is a short version of Minnesota Morning today with many conversations with companies finding it difficult to recruit and hire IT folks. Worse, a few bordering on many are finding it difficult to retain the staff they have.
All I can do is remind them of what I said March of 2010 when the IT jobs market came off the bottom... I told you so. I told them this was coming and very few planned for it.
No, I am not complaining... this is good for me.
No links today but a few short topics:
Code42 receives funding
I have been a huge fan of the company and their CEO Matthew Dornquast who has been firm in his commitment to build his company and stay in Minneapolis. More than that they are a huge supporter of the local tech community.
I am looking forward to seeing them tonight at MinneDemo.
Here are some links for more Code 42 info:
Articles covering the funding announcement:
- Code 42 Software Closes $52.5 Million in First Round of Funding Led By Accel Partners (CrashPlan Blog)
Minneapolis software firm gets $52.5M in venture capital (Mpls StarTribune)
Minneapolis software company scores $52 million in venture funding (St Paul Pioneer Press)
For the few of you who are wondering what this hoopla is about today and why some web sites “have gone black” for the day here are a few reasonable explanations without the hype:
- End Piracy, Not Liberty (Google)
Don't Break the Internet (Stanford Law Review)
Web Piracy: What's at Stake? (CNBC)
I think we all can agree that this piracy thing needs to be fixed but this legislation is one big pile of (Bleep).
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