Q&A With The Nerdery’s New CEO Tom O’Neill

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Tom O’Neill, President and CEO, The Nerdery

 
In January, Tom O’Neill officially became the chief nerd in a land of 500 nerds, replacing Mike Derheim who cofounded the company in 2003 with partners (Sierra) Mike Schmidt and (Bravo) Luke Bucklin.

O’Neill has been there since the early days. He joined as a programmer shortly after inception and championed the culture from the start, through those formative years, and into the growth phase as he rose through the ranks. From the bottom to the top — we sit down with this vet to hear about the next chapter of this Minnesota tech staple.

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Teams & Nonprofits Announced For The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge

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“Minneapolis, April 15, 2015 – The Nerdery has announced the selection of 14 nonprofit organizations and 14 teams of volunteer web pros bound for Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge in the Twin Cities during the weekend of May 2-3. These teams will help the nonprofit organizations create websites they couldn’t otherwise afford, pro bono:”

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The Nerdery Launches Prime Digital Academy, A School For Software Engineers

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“Minneapolis – (December 15, 2015) – Twin Cities-based custom software company The Nerdery today announced its launch of Prime Digital Academy (Prime), a school for software engineers. Prime is accepting applications from prospective students today at http://primeacademy.io for its beta cohort starting March 3.”

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The Nerdery’s US expansion continues – next up: Kansas City

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By Rob Roberts, Kansas City Business Journal

The Nerdery, a fast-growing Minneapolis-based technology company, will add 100 high-paying jobs and make a $4.3 million capital investment in downtown Kansas City during the next five years, the firm announced Wednesday.

The company, which develops custom interactive technology to solve clients’ business needs, employs 33 at the Western Union Building, 100 E. Seventh St. It moved to the building a couple of months ago and recently leased the 25,000 square feet on its third and fourth floors to accommodate the expansion.”

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The Nerdery expands to Arizona and plans to hire more than 150

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By Hayley Ringle, Phoenix Business Journal

The Nerdery has gone west. The Bloomington-based Web software and mobile app developer opened its fourth office in Phoenix, where it wants to hire more than 150 employees during the next four years.  The Nerdery works with five-person start ups to billion-dollar companies, including Yahoo, Target, Google and Microsoft.”

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Multiple Minnesota tech companies are on the 2014 Inc. 500 / 5000

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 1.56.15 PMInc. magazine announced today this years ranking of “the nation’s fastest growing privately held companies,” ubiquitously known as the Inc. 500/5000.

Overall, 94 Minnesota-based companies earned their place on this years list and roughly 39 are considered to be tech companies (17 product and 22  service).  One stands out (again!) as the top Minnesota tech performer: Field Nation, ranked 445 with 1,073% 3yr. growth and $43.3m revenue last year.

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Where to catch Google I/O in Minnesota

Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 1.13.47 PMIf you’re like most Minnesotans, chances are you won’t be in San Francisco this week for I/O 2014.

Where’s the next best place to get together with those who share your your curiosity and passion for tech? There’s at least three live streaming meetup gatherings for those in the Twin Cities area who want their feed their fix:
 

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Hack for MN 2014 is coming to the Nerdery this June

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“Hosted by Open Twin Cities,  Hack for MN 2014 will be the second annual gathering of passionate and  engaged citizens given the opportunity to explore and drive solutions for local community needs. Hack for MN is Minnesota’s contribution to Hack for Change, the White House sponsored national event that draws citizens, community leaders, government representatives, designers, and technologists to events in 90+ cities around the country to empower communities via new tools and novel ideas.”

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