Time To Unveil Something New

While I love working with all my clients, it’s always a bit of additional fun when they are in Chicago, such as the ability to actually experience their events! Case in point, we recently launched the website for DePaul University’s Unveiled music festival. The site soft launched last week and went live yesterday to coincide with online ticket sales. The entire team at DePaul was terrific to work with and they …

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#TBT Venture Event Manager Plugin Is Now Available At The WordPress Repository

Granted, today’s headline is definitely a current event and while having the plugin available at the WordPress repository is a big step, it did bring to mind the past seven years of progress with The Venture Platform that led to this latest development. It seems like it was only yesterday when the entire platform was just getting started: An Invitation To Be At The Forefront Of A Paradigm Shift We enjoyed …

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Introducing Venture Event Manager


It’s time to unveil the project that’s been keeping me busy the past several months: Venture Event Manager, a WordPress event management plugin. Five years ago, I launched The Venture Platform, a hosted, managed web development service for arts organizations and artists. Not long after that launch, my programmer and I explored the potential for extracting the event management functionality and offering it as a standalone WordPress plugin. After perfecting VEM’s …

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When Caution Pays Off

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It’s been a busy first quarter and I wanted to take a moment to share what’s been going on. A large part of my professional time has been devoted to wrapping up and rolling out a major upgrade to The Venture Platform. At the beginning of 2017, my Lead Technical Developer and I determined to take the potential loss of net neutrality seriously and initiate a strategic planning process with the …

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Catching A Clue About User Experience

Composer Jim Catalog Filters

There’s nothing quite like working on a project where you really get to push some boundaries and break out of the old trying to catch up by going slower routine. Case in point, I launched a new Venture user website this week for composer Jim Stephenson. If you aren’t already familiar with Jim’s work, it’s amazing. He’s the next big thing when it comes to living composers. But I digress, this …

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