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Silicon Valley Code Camp 2013

Posted on 04. Aug, 2013 by in blog, Classes, Code Camp, Colearn, Coworking, Designers, Detroit, Developers, Local News, San Jose, SOMA, startup camp, Startups, SVCC, Tech Clinics

This code camp though is not a “one day and your done” code camp. On the contrary, this FREE code camp is unique in that is it lasts ALL WEEKEND. That’s right; you have 2 days to make it out to this FREE event. The Silicon Valley Code Camp will be held this Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 and this Sunday October 4th, 2009 at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA.

There is slated to be 150 sessions at this year’s code camp covering over 75+ topics. Add to that there are already over 1,200 people registered for this year’s code camp. So if you live or will be in the Silicon Valley area and are interested in networking with other developers and learning new skills (and in this tough economy, who isn’t?), then you should make it out to the Silicon Valley Code Camp.


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Coworking turns 7 this week

Posted on 04. Aug, 2013 by in blog, Coworking, Coworking Day, Designers, Detroit, Developers, SOMA, Startups

On August 9, 2013, Citizen Space, the world’s first coworking space, will celebrate its 7 year anniversary and the global coworking movement with “International Coworking Day 2013”.

International Coworking Day will be celebrated all over the world and will focus on freelancers, independents, & startup businesses who have chosen to “work collaboratively together”.

There already exists a global sense of community among people who have a dedication to collaborating, communicating and working together in a shared space. If you want to join in on the discussion, and get a sense of the buzz and enthusiasm that is being generated to create spaces like Citizen Space globally, please do so at

The general concept of coworking is simple; Freelancers, startups, independent professionals, or anyone with workplace flexibility who happens to work better when collaborating, rather than alone, come together in a shared workspace. Those who get involved agree to uphold the values set out by the movement’s founders, as well as communicate and socially interact with one another. It is all about creating a better working environment for entrepreneurs to get productivity flowing.

Working alone is a nice idea on the face of it. Those who work in an office environment will readily tell you how they would love to sit at home in their dressing gown and get up and make a cup of coffee every now and then. The truth is that there are a number of distractions that can slow down your production. There is also the loneliness and solitude that comes with working home alone. There are a number of stories and testimonials that support the general idea of International Co-working Day on August 9; read some of the stories here - and see if coworking can transform the way you work.


History Citizen Space:

In 2006 Tara Hunt & Chris Messina along with Brad Neuberg (Hat Factory) and a few others launched Citizen Space. Citizen Space became the first stand-alone “work” only shared space using the “coworking” label to describe a new type of collaborative space.

Citizen Space was acquired by Toby & Gina Morning in 2011, and continues to operate the world’s first coworking space in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district at 425 Second Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, Ca, 94107.


For more info, and & tours please contact our Member Services Desk:


Citizen Spaces Coworking Inc
Direct: 415-501-9155
Skype: citizenspace

“A Nicer Place to Work”




Mingle Media: Summer Sales Associates Needed

Posted on 20. Jun, 2013 by in Coworking, Detroit, Internships, Jobs, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, SOMA, Startups

Description:  Sales Associate

Locations: San Francisco, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, LA, Las Vegas

About Mingle Media:

Mingle provides data driven marketing solutions that are proven to increase conversion rates across websites, online advertising, email programs and offline sales channels. With a real-time profiling engine that understands each individual’s interests and buying propensity, Mingle enables companies to deliver highly relevant and personalized interactions across the entire customer lifecycle.

Mingle helps brands to engage in real time, one-to-one communication across the entire customer lifecycle. We don’t place visitors in predefined segments or lifestyle “buckets.” Our proprietary software measures a wide variety of data to develop deep qualitative profiles and calculate a customer’s true interests, as well as his or her propensity to buy in real time.

Position Overview:

  • Successfully identify, call on and close new business on both the agency and client sides.
  • Maximize revenues through platform cross selling
  • Utilizes sales reporting and management of systems for sales efficiency, forecasting, planning, communication and client tracking
  • Implement forward-thinking policies aimed at developing and improving customer retention and satisfaction
  • Provide feedback to improve marketing and sales efforts


  • Experience selling digital media solutions and/or enterprise software solutions related to the digital advertising landscape
  • Proven track record of closing new business and maintaining current accounts with annual contract value of over six figures
  • Experience selling to Director of Marketing level, with Online/Digital focus an advantage
  • Big picture thinker, with the ability to both understand the total value proposition of our client’s properties, as well as to get things done and close deals
  • Ability to recognize needs of all levels of marketing organization from technical SEM/bid optimization needs, to higher level strategic benefit of PPC campaigns across multiple channels
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and analytical tools used to plan and manage sales activities
  • Superior ethics and integrity in all business dealings
    Knowledge of ad serving solutions from the client side is a plus
  • The candidate should know the business and be able to understand and explain complex technical applications & data driven marketing solutions
  • The candidate should understand business environments of various complexities and to address these with the right sales approach
  • Bachelors Degree required

Email your resume for consideration to:

Strategy Intern @ Mingle Media

Posted on 05. Jun, 2013 by in blog, Coworking, Designers, Detroit, Developers, SOMA, startup camp, Startups

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic strategy intern who really embraces new challenges.

Our strategy department is responsible for identifying the opportunities in digital for our clients through understanding people and how digital technology affects their behavior, delivering strategies that move people closer to our client’s brand, and helping to develop creative solutions that meet the needs of both our clients and their consumers. The department relies on creative thinkers with a healthy obsession with digital technology, who are driven to discover what makes people tick.

The Strategy department at Mingle consists of designers, digital strategists, data analysts, UX specialists, and community managers and you’ll be given the chance to learn from all of them. However, you’ll really get to develop your skills and experience when you get to work with wider agency and take ownership of your own projects.

You’ll need to be a fast learner, who’s prepared to work across a range of work and embrace new challenges on a daily basis.

You must be interested in:

  • Digital technology, social media, and platforms
  • Getting under the skin of brands and consumers

Skills we’d love to see:

  • A combination of analytical skills, curiosity, and a strong interest in people
  • Experience with Lean UX, and Lean Startup Methodologies
  • Super brownie points if you can code in HTML/CSS
  • Written communication skills
  • Ability to construct and deliver presentations quickly
  • Competent numeracy skills and ability to work with large amounts of data
  • Able to work as part of team
  • Ability simplify and pull out key insights from large amounts of data and research
  • Ability to work under pressure


Start Date: July 1, 2013

Duration:  2 months

How to apply:  Please send your CV and tell us in no more than 250 words why you should be our next intern. Applicants who submit creative videos will be given preference.

We offer you a great environment to work with passionate people in a dynamic and highly successful agency.

Mingle Media is an equal opportunity employer who encourages diversity! Send your resumes to

Entrepreneur Alistair Croll Describes the ‘Lean Analytics’ Method

Posted on 02. Jun, 2013 by in blog, Coworking, Developers, SOMA, Startups

For too long, entrepreneurs have launched new ideas with the assumption that “if you build it, they will come.” However, the Information Age has flipped that concept on its head.

Today, strategists have a world of data at their fingertips. They don’t have to just build something and hope customers respond. They can see in real time whether that market exists, as well as what they and their friends respond to most. Consequently, the successful businesses are those who pay attention to changes in customer behavior, then continually iterate their product or service to respond to those changes.

This concept formed the foundation of the Lean Startup movement – an idea popularized by famed Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eric Ries. In this video, Alistair Croll, Solve for Interesting founder and “Lean Analytics” author, explains how companies can leverage new technologies to find and use the data to support this startup process.

He suggests companies:

  • Pinpoint the business’s most important metric for growth (e.g. revenue)

  • Identify the business model’s riskiest aspect

  • Establish a Minimum Viable Product, or a strategy to test the risk against the growth metric

  • Analyze the results

  • Modify the business model based on the results

  • Repeat the process until you discover your market

Watch the video below to learn more about how companies such as Flickr, and Twitter have successfully implemented this model.

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