Writing blogs can be quite the challenge, to come up with interesting, well-researched topics.
Once we have created a great blog post, one repetitive task that can be automated, is the posting of your gem on your facebook, twitter page.
The use of RSS Graffiti thankfully has made that quite easy.
On June 11, Lean startup vancouver hosted The Lean Crossroad: Lean Startup + Internet + Entrepreneurship
It was great to hear about the "Lean" startup movement, "Lean" as in lean manufacturing, which agile development has roots in.
Eric Ries from Startup lessons talked about quickly validating your riskiest assumptions:
3 main points that Mary made:
1) Simplicity, think Google
2) Experience, e.g. hipmunk
3) Stories, for example pixar toy story
Emphasis is on engagement versus record keeping.
Fresh off the presses:
"OpenDataBC is a collaborative effort by a group of B.C. citizens. We want to help all of us to have better access to information, so that we understand our government better. To answer questions such as how goverment spends our money, and what data is used to make decisions on our behalf.
We believe that open data helps to promote innovation, because citizens can use government datasets to build applications, ask better questions, and provide alternative answers and solutions."