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UIX: Kim Dabbs keeps innovative education at forefront of WMCAT

"WMCAT has this amazing opportunity to find new approaches to education, blending the two models of traditional education and what we could consider social entrepreneurship," says Kim Dabbs, executive director of WMCAT. Kelly LeCoy checks in to see what's new at WMCAT in this week's Urban Innovation Exchange.


In West Michigan's booming tech scene, talent is the final piece of the puzzle

Local technology companies frequently can’t find enough trained professionals to fill their ranks, but the team behind West Michigan Tech Talent aims to help close the gap.

Ashley Cole in her home office.

New ways of working in West Michigan, part two

For an increasing percentage of the local workforce, going to work no longer means commuting to a corporate office from nine to five. John Rumery takes a look at some non-traditional environments in this two-part series that showcases West Michigan's best co-working spaces as well as some unusual mobile working arrangements.


MAPAS: How better information makes better communities

In the quest for better communities, knowing is half the battle, and MAPAS and Community Profles are making the right information available locally. J. Rae Young sits down with Jeremy Pyne to find out about the tools West Michigan is using to build tomorrow's neighborhoods.

Jonathan Pichot

RapidChat: Jonathan Pichot

Third time's a charm for Rapid Growth's new Q&A series, RapidChat. This week, we chat with Jonathan Pichot, a self-taught programmer with a passion for software and cities. He talks about the social aspect of software development, muses on writing code and speaking French, and elaborates on how technology can be used to engage citizens in local government.
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