The Poppy guys have done a great job running their Kickstarter campaign — they met their goals early, they’ve hit a bunch of stretch goals, it has been super positive, they have a bunch of great supporters. I think they […]
We had a very nice visit at Firwood Farms today, this place is an unassuming little gem. Way off the beaten path, and not very commercial, but a hugely nice and good couple who own the place and make a […]
Leaked today and linked to broadly — “Valve new employee handbook (pdf)”:http://cdn.flamehaus.com/Valve_Handbook_LowRes.pdf I’m ready to sign up and start next week. I don’t know that this model would work for every industry and for every scale company, but man is […]
Eat your heart out, rest of the world.
Looking down the tunnel from the UW campus — thanks so much to folks at UW College of Engineering for arranging, and for “Traylor”:http://www.traylor.com/ for hosting. If Traylor hadn’t been so darn good at their job, completing this link early, […]
Good “article in PNW mag”:http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw/2017740454_pacificpnerds25.html?cmpid=2628 yesterday about maker resources here in the Seattle area. The particular things I noted: * “Ignite Seattle”:http://www.igniteseattle.com/ — regular talks about projects, tho next event postponed, hope this is still active * “Dorkbot Seattle”:http://dorkbotsea.org/ — […]
First off, we are surving the 2012 Snowpocalypse. Office traffic is light but folks are here. On the business front, it was “announced that we led a round”:http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/18/ignition-leads-20m-round-in-cloud-security-and-identity-company-symplified/ in “Symplified”:http://www.symplified.com/. Great company building some pretty essential tools to manage employee […]
I had a great week last week that left me feeling incredibly optimistic about the Seattle economy. First, Techstars Seattle Demo Day. What a super event, “lots of coverage of it”:http://www.geekwire.com/2011/favorite-pitches-techstars-demo-day-red. Great young companies, enthusiasm, great pitches, good progress in […]
Scott mentioned this place, have to get there. Via this pretty useful capitol hill blog
EveryBlock — A news feed for your block. Early but interesting aggregation of community data sources
— good crowd looking at the Tesla this AM.