ABODO Apartment Search

Joining ABODO

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It’s been more than a dozen years since I left Rent.com. Needless to say, I didn’t expect to jump back in to the multifamily space. But after working pretty closely as an advisor with the team at ABODO, I’m excited to be joining their team as the VP, Marketing. The company is still quite early [...]

CrowdStreet

Launching CrowdStreet

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After a almost a year of product development, marketing and customer development, I’m excited to be launching CrowdStreet, a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform. The $254 billion commercial real estate financing market is ripe for disruption. CrowdStreet is a fundraising platform connecting accredited investors with high-quality, professionally-managed real estate investments. Investors get direct access to [...]

Cinephiled Movie Reviews Site

Launching Cinephiled

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Last month, we quietly launched Cinephiled.com, a new film and pop culture site that delivers a mixture of commentary, community, creativity and conversation for people who love film and pop culture. Cinephiled features a staff of writers who have previously contributed to publications as diverse and distinguished as The Village Voice, RogerEbert.com, Film Comment, Salon, L.A. Weekly, The New [...]

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.

Hate Legacy Apps? Then You’ll Love DataMapper

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Ruby on Rails makes it easy to bootstrap a greenfield project. Unfortunately not all projects are greenfield, so sometimes you need to work with a legacy database schema. ActiveRecord is a great choice when you have a full control over your database from the very beginning, but what should you do if you need to [...]

CiviData Launches

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A well-deserved congratulations to the team at CiviData on the Beta launch of their new local government data aggregation and comparison tool. After several months of iteration, the product is being launched to invitees only. If you are an employee of a local or state government and want a better understanding of how your services [...]

Congratulations, Piotr!

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Piotr Solnica, one of our team members, has just been added to the DataMapper Core Team.  Dan Kubb, the team lead, wrote: “Piotr has been involved in DataMapper for several years now, and has been doing some amazing work on the DataMapper Property API, heading up our CI server configuration and many other areas… he’s been extremely helpful inside [...]

Sponsoring RubyConf 2010

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We’re pretty stoked to be sponsoring RubyConf 2010. This is our first sponsorship and it kinda feels like we’re all grown up… nah!  But seriously, Matz’s keynote should be fun and overall this should be a great event. Matt and Mike will be there. So if you’re gonna be around and wanna grab a beer, [...]

Bulletin Article

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Well it must have been a slow news day in Bend, because the Bulletin came through on their threat and actually published a piece on Aquo. Thanks to David Holley for letting us rant about everything but technology and writing a nice piece that covers a lot of ground. If you’re a subscriber, you can [...]

Bend CSA is Live

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File this under “Make Local Habit”… I met a couple of college students that were starting a CSA here in Bend. They were handing out leaflets at the market to build some interest and see if they could get enough families to support a weekly drive over the Cascades to bring back local, organic produce. [...]