News & Thoughts

From announcements to deep-dive blog posts, here’s the pulse of what Blend is thinking.

Speaking

Always Be Learning: 2016 South Dakota Code Camp Report

  • Nov. 15 2016

More than a hundred local developers — including a contingent from Blend Interactive  came together recently to participate in the 2016 South Dakota Code Camp.

“The Self-Directed Strategist” — Confab 2016

  • Corey Vilhauer
  • May. 21 2016

Blend’s User Experience Strategist Corey Vilhauer spoke this week at Confab Central 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota about building a content strategy practice and managing organizational change.

Karla Santi Joins U.S. Rep Kristi Noem For Women of Influence Panel

  • Apr. 01 2016

Blend CEO Karla Santi joined U.S. Representative Kristi Noem on stage for a panel on women and opportunities at this year’s Women of Influence conference.

Deane Barker on The Write Now Podcast

  • Jan. 29 2016

Blend Chief Strategy Officer Deane Barker joined Sarah Werner on The Write Now Podcast to discuss finding time to write, dealing with writers’ block, and more.

“The Art of Content Management” — Insert Content Here

  • Deane Barker
  • May. 29 2015

Our own Deane Barker was featured on this week’s episode of Lullabot’s Insert Content Here, talking about the art of content management.

“Small CS: A Shoestring Approach to Content Strategy” — Now What? Conference 2015

  • Corey Vilhauer
  • Apr. 30 2015

The discussion around content strategy is framed by large examples, but it’s also the work of regional organizations, small universities, and mom and pop stores. Corey Vilhauer talks about how to take it on.

“Introducing the Blend Web Operations Framework” — Now What? Conference 2016

  • Deane Barker
  • Apr. 30 2015

Effective web operations is often treated as something of a minor miracle — we’re not sure how it gets done, but we stumble through it somehow. Deane Barker outlines Blend's “Web Operations Framework.”

 

“How to Prepare Your Site for Migration” — Webinar

  • Deane Barker
  • Mar. 26 2015

With the recent CMS platform mergers, many organizations are looking at moving off their current CMS and onto something new. Deane Barker explains what you can expect.

“Smarter Responsive Design” — Sioux Falls Content Strategy Meetup

  • Mar. 25 2015

Sam Otis talks about responsive design, the messy needs of navigation, and how we can improve the user experience of mobile devices.

“Taming Asynchronicity with Promises” — Sioux Falls Developers Group

  • Bob Davidson
  • Mar. 04 2015

What are promises and how can they be managed? Bob Davidson from Blend Interactive discussed this new fascination of the Javascript community during the most recent Sioux Falls Developers Group.

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