Meetings

Shape Your Environment – It Shapes You

Environment might be the single most important thing in our lives. Scott Spriggs will share findings for how environment shapes who we are and demonstrates how we can play an active role in our own influence. About Scott A graphic designer turned marketer with a flare for neural science, Scott spends most of his time…

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Recycling and You (With and Without a Pig)

Michael Neese will be leading us in a discussion about all aspects of solid waste – from recycling, e-cycling, landfill electric production, reuse options, and reduction options, to composting (with and without a pig) and veganism. We will focus on technologies in the waste industry as well as tech waste from industry, but Mike will…

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What’s in the Cloud?

We’ve all done it when laying out diagrams of our systems: you draw a server on one side of the board, your users on the other side, and a magical cloud connecting the two. Join us as Josh Cheshire leads the discussion and learn a little more about what is actually happening in that cloud…

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Resolve to “Ship It!”

Remember that great idea you had in 2010? The one you didn’t have time to work on? That book you haven’t started brainstorming. That iPhone application you haven’t started writing. That new programming language you want to learn. We want you to make 2011 the year you make it real, put pen to paper, and…

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New Year Celebration

To kick off the new year, Refresh will take a break from topics and sponsors in favor of a more social gathering. Meet us at the Union Jack Pub at 6:30 on January 6, 2011 (or earlier, for all you pre-Refresh pint folks). New year resolutions are optional, but we’d all love to hear your…

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Neuro Web Design, The Art and Science of Social Validation

Sharon Bassett will lead the discussion at our December Refresh meet up, discussing the topic of Neuro Web Design, The Art and Science of Social Validation. Join us to find out more about Designing Web Sites for Persuasion and the Unconscious Mind and some simple strategies that will help influence visitors to click. About Sharon:…

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The Lean Back Office

Sharon Bassett will lead the discussion at our December Refresh meet up, discussing the topic of Neuro Web Design, The Art and Science of Social Validation. Join us to find out more about Designing Web Sites for Persuasion and the Unconscious Mind and some simple strategies that will help influence visitors to click.

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Open-Source Learning

Gannon Beck will discuss his upcoming book, Schoolless: Using open-source learning to build expertise and pursue a degree. He will review how technology can be used to amplify the lessons gleaned from studying those who have succeeded without achieving a four-year degree — notables spanning from Benjamin Franklin to Steve Jobs. About Gannon Gannon is…

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Usability Testing: It Isn’t Rocket Surgery

Inspired by Steve Krug’s Rocket Surgery Made Easy (a highly recommended book), Corey Brown will lead a discussion on the concepts of do-it-yourself usability testing and finding and fixing usability problems. Since reading Rocket Surgery Made Easy, Corey’s been leading usability testing sessions for Squidoo, finding issues that funnel analysis and web analytics can’t uncover….

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Refreshing Summer!

We’re giving our speakers and sponsors a break for the summer months, but we’re still planning to get together! So, for June through August, we’ll meet at the Union Jack Pub on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:30 to whenever. No agenda, other than continuing to hang out, chat, eat and drink. If…

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