Portland RUG

I went to another bang-up meeting of the Portland Ruby Users Group last night. Russ Jones gave a great presentation on Design Patterns with Ruby. I don’t know if he’s planning on publishing the notes from the talk, but it’s worth keeping an eye on his blog to see if he does. The talk itself [...]

Putting Twitter to good use

The other day I was sniffing around for a Portland (Maine) equivalent to the WCAX weather announcer that announces Vermont weather via Twitter. I didn’t find one. I did however find a post that seemed to echo some of the thoughts and confusion I’ve heard elsewhere regarding the utility of Twitter. This got me thinking [...]

Standing meetings

Think about your last staff or team meeting. How long was it? Was everything captured that needed to be? Did it stay on task? Chances are it could have gone smoother, faster, and been more productive. One way to make recurring meetings more efficient and productive is by reviewing the structure which guides the meeting.