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ToggleGreen Is Live… And Here Is An Invitation

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ToggleGreen is live.

3 simple words… not so simple.

I’ve been sitting in the cheap seats as an advisor watching a bunch of dedicated, smart, sometimes frustrated people finally… FINALLY get here.

The ToggleGreen “Alpha” is live.

#whew

Sound the trumpets. Crack open the beers. Time to take a nap.

Of course… since I am typing this, tech gremlins could be messing with us and I have no clue. I can hear their voices yelling, “Dude, you should have waited!!!”

That’s the thing about life in a startup… it changes. All the time.

And sometimes you just have to go live and see what happens.

The hard part about being an advisor is other than advice, introductions and some cheerleading I’m not a lot of help. Not yet.

Saying “You’ve got this” only does so much.

Maybe now I can earn my title.

If you are an IT or Creative pro (Doer) in Minneapolis you should be using ToggleGreen.

This is not some bullshit hype thing… I’m convinced of it to my core.

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Paul DeBettignies Speaking At Social Media Breakfast: Get Recruited

Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St Paul

 

Next week… May 22nd, 2015 I will be making my 5th (I think appearance) at Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St Paul. I always look forward to speaking to the group and once again did not let Mykl Roventine finish asking the question if I would be interested before I said yes.

These are my people.

And this is the group that took me in many years ago when the Recruiter and HR community was still anti Social Media. I knew it was going to matter and the SMB folks were speaking my language.

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Event: First All Women Hackathon In The Twin Cities

Minnesota Women In IT 

This coming weekend (May 16-17, 2015) is what I think is the first all women hackathon in the Twin Cities, Hack The Gap (@HackTheGap)

Twin Cities Geekettes (@TCGeekettes) and Gr8Ladies (@Gr8LadiesMSP) are teaming up to put on the event and LeadPages (@LeadPages) is hosting at their new office space in the Warehouse District.

Around 100 women are coming together to connect with other like-minded women to build out their ideas with software, hardware, any technology. The group aims to elevate the women of the Twin Cities tech community and empower them to lead, innovate, and make as well as inspire other groups in the area to do the same.

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Minnesota IT Jobs And Unemployment Q1 ‘15

Q4 ’14 I held a number of roundtables with Minnesota Recruiter and HR colleagues to talk about recruiting, IT jobs and salary statistics. I do this every Q4 and it allows us to share information, confirm and/or question what we see going on from our corner of the community.

Last year most of the discussions were held in mid-December and a few of us mentioned that it seemed that a lot of IT pros were moving around to new companies or going on their own as consultants.

Some said they did not see it.

As 2015 has progressed many Minnesota Recruiter and HR colleagues have been talking about it. “Churn” is a word many of us are using and most say that it started around December 1st.

And we are seeing more of it.

At MinneBar 10 (April ’15) it was very noticeable when talking to Developers. Quite a few had made a move since December 1 ’14 and more were talking about doing it this spring.

Dice has an analysis with BLS (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) numbers and they show an uptick in the number of “Voluntary Quits” in Q1 2015 from Q4 2014:

Average Quits In IT

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Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Midwest Finalists, BushConnect And Minnesota Gopher Football

We had a warm sunny weekend in Minneapolis this weekend until late yesterday afternoon when a hail storm whipped through the downtown area.

It was loud and lasted too long. Here are some photos during, after and then sunset:

Downtown Minneapolis Storm Downtown Minneapolis After The Storm Downtown Minneapolis After Sunset

 
And a short video of the hail falling (no that is not my car):

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The Best BLEEPING Job Description Ever

Last week a CraigsList job ad from a “San Diego Tech Company” spread fast in the developer community across the country. Which is odd right because when was the last time anyone in any industry passed around a job description?

And they liked it.

A LOT.

The same job description met with a lukewarm response in the Recruiter and HR community. Some said it promoted the wrong things. That the culture sounded like a bunch of boys on the playground. Blah, blah, blah.

The number of times the “f word” (along with other “colorful” words”) is used has something to do with it.

Which may explain why IT pros loved it. And not just the fellas. From what I could tell a nearly equal number of women like it too.

Below are screen shots of the now infamous description.

My though is this… get past the cuss words and grandiose language used.

This is one of the best job descriptions I have seen.

Why?

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