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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More 3.0

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 3:20 PM

I just happened across a post about Vermont 3.0 from Ann Zuccardy of Vermont Shortbread. I invited Ann to the event over Facebook, and I guess she showed up! She writes:

I wasn't expecting much, yet I was blown away. Before me and besideme were folks from the gazillions of little software companies righthere in Vermont, representatives from the universities and collegesright here in Burlington, entrepreneurs, corporate types — all with onemessage. 

The message I got was this. We are in a new age. It's not enoughto be arts and literature-savvy.  It's not enough to be a math ortechnology guru. The most successful people are not the ones with thebright, shiny MBAs, but the ones who know how to figure stuff out...howto ask questions...how to envision new applications to solve oldproblems...those who are not afraid of technology, but also know how tobuild a relationship with a human being.

I agree. The people I want to work with are the ones who experiment, who ask questions, who see problems and start working on solutions. People who get art, who get technology, and aren't afraid to try new things.

I wrote a profile of Physician's Computer Company last week for the Tech Biz Issue. I didn't put this in the article, but at one point, I asked Chip Hart what PCC looks for in candidates for its entry level jobs. He told me the most important thing is that people are smart. That they can pick things up quickly and think on their feet.

I think that's what Ann's getting at, too.

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter every Monday. She also oversees HR, helps manage Seven Days' digital staff and oversees its parenting publication, Kids VT. In 2018, she designed and administered a statewide youth civics project, the... more

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