What Exactly Did Minnesota Bid for Amazon’s HQ2? We May Soon Know

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Via Twin Cities Business

“Minnesota’s bid to lure Amazon’s HQ2 project died in January when the state failed to make the e-commerce giant’s short list of 20 cities. But the battle to find out what was in the state’s bid package drags on. The specifics about Minnesota’s proposal have never been revealed.”

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Granicus Buys Software Firm SouthTech Systems

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Via GovTech

“Backed with private equity money, Granicus has acquired the veteran government software firm SouthTech Systems. Based in California, SouthTech has been in business since 1994. The company has several products, but most of them deal in some way with managing records — birth and death records, campaign ethics filings, agendas — and automating processes involving those records.”

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Meet A Minnesota Tech CTO: Jay Dorenkamp, Jamf

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Thank you Tarmac for underwriting our Meet a Minnesota Tech CTO series, where we get up close and personal with Minnesota’s chief techies.

The CTO: Jay Dorenkamp, Jamf

How long have you been working in tech for and what is your technical background?

I’ve been in the software space for more than 30 years. I’ve worked on some of the lowest levels of software in operating systems to higher levels in the software stack, delivering enterprise web applications.

I graduated from Iowa State University (ISU) with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering with an emphasis in software design and development. When I started at ISU, this was a relatively new program. (Fun fact – my two sons also graduated from ISU with the same degree, and it’s been interesting to see how the program has evolved and expanded.)

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