Sponsoring Cascadia Ruby Conf

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Cascadia Ruby is shaping up to be another great community gathering for the Pacific Northwest. Aquo is proud to be a Cascadia company and we’re proud to be sponsoring the event. Check out the awesome lineup of speakers and then go register. And a huge thanks to Ben and Shane for organizing… See ya all [...]

Engine Yard Podcast

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Check out the Engine Yard podcast “Cloud Out Loud” interview with Matt and Mike where we talk Aquo, how we work, Ruby on Ales, Bend, Oregon and lots more.

Huge Thanks

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Well, Ruby on Ales came and went. Based on the feedback I received from attendees and speakers, everyone had a pretty good time. I’m pretty amazed that the whole thing came off without a hitch… whew! We are planning a repeat performance next year. And, we are considering options for a summer/fall event in the [...]

Rubyists for Japan

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Following the massive earthquake off the North East coast of Japan, hundreds of thousands are without shelter, power, food or water. Japan is the birthplace of Ruby. Matz and the Ruby core team have made our lives better. It’s now our turn to help. Rubyists for Japan is an effort to help build awareness and drive donations [...]

Ruby on Ales!

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Matt and I have been talking about doing a software conference here in Bend for quite some time. After all, there’s a lot of people that have never heard of Bend, Oregon, not to mention the exceptional technical talent that this community has attracted. So while we were in New Orleans at RubyConf, thanks to [...]

RailsConf 2010 : Must See Videos

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RailsConf was great this year. Got to meet a bunch of new people that I hope to keep in touch with. After a crazy flight back to the west coast – 15 hours of flying, circling, diverting, waiting, unloading, loading, sitting, waiting for a pilot from Baltimore to Portland – these are the things that [...]

Mapping the Social Graph

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I missed Robert Kieffer’s post back in March on this. And, I find it so interesting that I thought it’d be worth sharing again… Among other things, FanPageAnalaytics.com maps the connections of some 200 million Facebook user profiles and illustrates the “thickness” of those networks between various cities. For example, here is a map of [...]

Central Oregon Economic Forecast

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Aquo is a sponsor of the Central Oregon Economic Forecast project. The group exists to help build a sustainable economic future for Central Oregon, including the development of a cohesive tech community. So, we’re happy to participate and we want to help spread the word about the forecast conference, which is happening next week at [...]

Keywords, Content and Links

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For many novices to search engine optimization keyword usage is a mystery if not an overlooked skill. Understanding how to select and use keywords is a core skill in successful SEO. To master keyword usage, SEMs should focus on three things: Keyword Research, Content Development and Link Popularity. KEYWORD RESEARCH In its simplest form, keyword [...]