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August 2015

Staying Power

By |August 27th, 2015|

Defrag is now in its 9th year of existence. In that 9 years, we’ve listened to our community of attendees relentlessly, and strived to always go above and beyond in providing a truly unique […]

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Asymmetry and Specialization

By |August 16th, 2015|

I’ve been thinking this past week about two ideas that I think are related.

The first is the idea (that Josh Wolfe has blogged about recently) that we may be coming to the end (or […]

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Defrag’s Code of Conduct

By |August 6th, 2015|

[Note: this is a reposting from last year.]

Defrag’s Code of Conduct (with thanks to the Geek Feminism Wiki):

Defrag is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and […]

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Defrag 2015: The Frontier of Platforms

By |August 3rd, 2015|

Historically speaking, the emergence of a new platform in technology was an extremely rare event. Think MS-DOS or Windows (or Unix). In fact, in the early days of the personal computer, platform emergence was […]

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November 2014

So, you’re a Defrag first-timer…

By |November 5th, 2014|

So, you’re a Defrag first-timer…and you’re wondering what to expect and how to plan for some key details. Well, then, this is the post for you. Below are some key details to round out […]

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October 2014

A Final Agenda

By |October 24th, 2014|

We’re now just inside of 4 weeks until Defrag, and I have just finalized the agenda.

What’s the final agenda look like? It has CEOs from two drone startups, the author of Wall Street Journal’s […]

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Early Bird Expires Friday

By |October 8th, 2014|

Defrag’s early bird pricing expires Friday, and I hope you’ll choose to join us!

The agenda is almost finalized. We’ve got some serious brain-stretching presentations lined up. We’ll have great conference wifi, and micro-brews on […]

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Early Bird Expires in One Week

By |October 3rd, 2014|

I feel like I’ve been droning on (no pun intended) about how amazing the Defrag speakers are this year, but in case you missed it, allow me to recap…

Keynote speakers for this year’s Defrag […]

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Defrag Student Scholarships

By |October 2nd, 2014|

I’m very happy to announce that we’re going to be offering a limited number of student scholarships for Defrag, courtesy of the wonderful folks over at True Ventures. If you’re not familiar with True […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Startup Event Marketing

By |October 1st, 2014|

A lifetime ago, I was the VP of Marketing at a startup. Which is to say that I  have some experience in taking a startup from its first 50k in angel money through to […]

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