Governor Deval Patrick

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Boston Knows How to Party
An epic day for Boston's tech community, from TechJam to BostInno in the Seaport
The scene at Tech Jam in City Hall Plaza.
Thursday will go down as one of the best examples of all that is right in the Boston tech and innovation community and made clear that the momentum that everyone in the "Innovation Economy" has been talking about for a couple of years now is, in fact, very real.  Read More
System Errors
Throwing money and people at health insurance site, Massachusetts yet again embraces the mythical man-month
Throwing a lot of people at a construction project often helps; with software, it oftens just slows things down. (Bureau of Reclamation; Ben Glaha, photographer)
Within  developer management circles, mention of the "Mythical Man-Month" draws knowing nods from anyone who has ever tackled even a moderate-sized project that ran late: It's the concept that throwing more money and people at a project generally just makes it later. But throwing more — more people, more money, more time — at projects seems to be the marching orders when it comes to the state's moderately ambitious technical projects. Read More
Executive action
Are noncompete agreements (finally) on the way out in Massachusetts?
Governor Deval Patrick will unveil new legislation this morning that addresses two issues with big potential to shape the future of the state's innovation economy: employee noncompete agreements, which limit worker mobility and the pace of company creation here, and visas for foreign-born entrepreneurs and the key early employees who can help grow startups into industry heavyweights. The Globe has a front page story this morning on the proposals. Read More