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As designer, developer, entrepreneur, and catalyst, Ben has worked hard to ensure the organizations and communities of which he is a part thrive. Ben started MinneBar as “BarCamp Minnesota” after talking with the founder of BarCamp at a conference in California and later founded Minnestar with Luke Francl. After running the agile software development consulting firm Refactr for several years, Ben co-founded SmartThings—an IoT platform that went from Kickstarter to acquisition by Samsung in two years.
These days Ben advises startups and is working to launch Goodfolio—a nonprofit seeking to apply evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world through social giving.
|The Crowdfunding Panel||April 6, 2013|
|Building Web Apps Discussion||April 7, 2012|
|The Perils and Pitfalls of Consulting||May 22, 2010|
|Web App Builders Roundtable||November 21, 2009|
|Midwestern Startups: What is Possible?||November 21, 2009|
|Small Teams, Big Results||May 10, 2008|
|Discussion: Tech and Process to Build Kickass Web Dev Teams||May 10, 2008|
|You can do that? Selling agile to the enterprise||April 21, 2007|
|Design 2.0: What’s a web designer to do?||April 21, 2007|
|Agile Design||May 6, 2006|