The top 5 most popular articles in March by readership, underwritten by CodeSavvy:
Chip Pearson Joins When I Work Board Of Directors: When I Work, the easiest way to schedule, track time and communicate with hourly workers, announces the appointment of Chip Pearson to its board of directors. Pearson, the chairman, co-founder and current board member of Jamf in Minneapolis, joins Leadpages COO John Tedesco, Drive Capital’s Nick Solaro, e.ventures cofounder Tom Gieselmann, and When I Work founder and CEO Chad Halvorson on the software-as- a-service company’s board.”
RetraceHealth Ceasing Operations: Health care startup RetraceHealth said it will cease operations at the end of the month, citing the inability to identify a long-term business plan. The Minneapolis-based company, which provides telemedicine, in-home checkups and services like labs and X-rays, said that increased competition that offered similar services and the consolidation of Twin Cities medical providers made it difficult to stay in business.
IoT Fuse Has Set A New Standard This Year: “We have the fastest growing IoT Community per capita in the US,” asserts Patrick Delaney, who says he has the research to support it. What was anticipated to approach 1,000 tickets had officially topped 1,100 by the time today’s IoT love fest commenced at the Minneapolis Convention Center. That’s more than double the size from the year before, for a conference that’s only 3 years young.
LeadPages Hires New CMO Dustin Robertson: Minneapolis-based Leadpages capped off another quarter of significant growth as the company entered its fifth year of operation. The company saw growth across all of its product lines—Leadpages, Drip, and Center—adding over 18,000 users in the quarter and achieving new revenue milestones. The company also continued to expand its team: 26 new team members joined Leadpages in the first quarter of 2017, including the addition of Dustin Robertson in the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer.
Meet A Minnesota CTO: Alicia Cermak, ArcStone: I’ve been working in technology professionally for nearly 15 years, and have been interested in computers for almost as long as I can remember. I got started when my dad brought home our family’s first computer (a Tandy 1000 HX) and gave me free rein on it, which led to web design as a hobby in my pre-teen years, web development and computer repair in my teens, and eventually a traditional computer science education.