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By Joe Russo

City of West Palm Beach hiring Strategic Data Manager

The City of West Palm Beach is seeking a Strategic Data Manager to oversee the development and implementation of the city’s data strategy as a priority initiative of the Mayor’s Office.

The goal is this new role is to empower employees and community members with data to effectively grow West Palm Beach into a city where people love to live, work, and play. “We are excited to add the position of Strategic Data Manager to the City of West Palm Beach,” said Mayor Jeri Muoio

Click here to read the job posting

“The successful candidate will have a wonderful opportunity to help grow West Palm Beach into a regional leader for using data to collaborate with residents and to address City challenges. We are looking for a visionary data leader who can help us better utilize data to improve outcomes related to our key values of transparency and accountability.”

This key position will work to ensure the success of the City’s open data efforts and create a transparent, outcomes-driven culture. The incumbent will oversee the development and implementation of the city’s data strategy, which includes facilitating data-driven decision making through relevant performance management/analytics, promoting transparency through open data, and constructing a comprehensive strategy for citywide data collection, usage, and storage.

This is an ideal position for an entrepreneurial leader interested in leading the adoption of innovative strategies to spur cultural change and solve pressing City challenges more effectively.

To learn more or apply, click here to read the posting


By Joe Russo

Calling All Makers!

The South Florida Science Center & Palm Beach Tech Association are hosting 2nd Annual Palm Beach Mini MakerFaire on May 13th, 2017!


Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds from all ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.


You’re invited to come show your projects and live demos at this event. Makers sharing or demoing will be able to exhibit for FREE, while commercial makers selling goods will be charged a $35 tax deductible donation. We’re looking for:

  • Performers
  • Teachers
  • Club Leaders
  • Artists
  • Inventors

*This is both an indoor and outdoor event


By Ryan Morgan

Arrow Designs: Why We Joined the Downtown West Palm Beach Movement

Arrow Designs: Why We Joined the Downtown West Palm Beach Movement

By Ryan Morgan

This article originally appeared on the Arrow Consulting & Design blog and has been republished with their permission.

Mayor Jeri Muoio tells us that the City of West Palm Beach projects $1.3 billion in new construction over the next 5 years with 100 new businesses opened in Downtown West Palm beach since 2011.

I had the opportunity to interview with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and share my personal motivations as a business owner for opening Arrow Consulting & Design international headquarters right here on Clematis Street.

Not only do we get to enjoy beautiful views of the intracoastal from our main conference room and lounge area, but our location attracts the forward-thinking, young professionals I look for to join Arrow.

I believe that West Palm Beach holds the perfect combination of business growth, culture, entertainment, restaurants, and shopping, as well as weather and an environment conducive to an active lifestyle.

It’s ideal for young professionals and young families which is great for us as an innovative software development agency. Also, clients love visiting us from all over the country with the convenience of our local airports and the option to make a vacation out of it, too.

Here’s a mini directory (with links) of perks near our office:

  1. We’re only a few blocks from the Trial-Rail Station
  2. SkyBikes bicycle rental stations have just been installed all over the Downtown WPB area
  3. The trolley stops right in front of our building and is actually free!
  4. We’re just a few steps from the marina for a relaxing lunch break watching the yachts sail by
  5. Kravis Center for the arts is within walking distance
  6. All the waterfront events/ outdoor concerts
  7. We are literally in a foodie haven with so many restaurants to choose from
  8. There’s a coffee shop and wine lounge downstairs in our building
  9. CityPlace is also walkable, which is great for company happy hours and events
  10. The Palm Beach International Airport is only a 10 minute drive from our office

So, take a look around Google Maps and see for yourself what we get to enjoy as a local business in Downtown West Palm Beach.

By Joe Russo

MyTaskit Wins Boating Industry Top Products Award

MyTaskit Pro Wins Boating Industry Top Products 2016 Award

Coordination module continues to break ground with marine technology

West Palm Beach, Fla. – May 2, 2016 –MyTaskit, a leading software platform for connecting service professionals to their technicians and customers, has won a 2016 Boating Industry Top Products Award for the second year in a row. Boating Industry awarded the MyTaskit Pro Coordination module for its innovation and role in redefining marine industry technology by releasing new capabilities that allow businesses to coordinate subcontractor work within the app as well as with their own service technicians.

“We are honored again to receive a Boating Industry Top Products Award,” said Kevin Hutchinson, founder and CEO of MyTaskit. “Since launching last year, we’ve constantly improved the Coordination module to make it the best service coordination tool on the market.”

“This year’s selections were chosen from hundreds of products introduced or significantly updated since the beginning of 2015,” added Boating Industry Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet. “These products were selected for their innovation, their impact on the industry, creativity and more.”

Within the MyTaskit Pro Coordination module, which is available as a free or subscription service with enhanced features, service businesses can coordinate all repair/maintenance tasks with technicians and customers. When customers have a service issue, they can simply “Taskit” to their service pros.  The MyTaskit Coordination module is closely integrated with the MyTaskit Pro Operations module (formerly DockMaster), which handles backend operations, including work order processing as well as invoicing and accounting.

Within MyTaskit’s Subcontractor Coordination feature, MyTaskit Pro subscribers are able to coordinate service tasks with subcontractors, enabling these businesses to see the task, along with all photos, videos and messages related to a work assignment, and then communicate/coordinate with the Pro user on the tasks. MyTaskit Pro is offered as a free service for the subcontractors to receive and coordinate tasks with subscribers of MyTaskit Pro. Subcontractors may also upgrade to the subscription version and have full functionality to coordinate service for their own businesses as well.

“We’ve made incredible strides in providing our customers with the best in Technician, Subcontractor and Customer Coordination, as well as Service Plan and Customer Profile Management,” Hutchinson added. “With these coordination tools at their disposal, businesses can more easily achieve operational efficiency and greater profits, while retaining a happier clientele.”

City of West Palm Beach hiring Strategic Data Manager
Calling All Makers!
Arrow Designs: Why We Joined the Downtown West Palm Beach Movement
MyTaskit Wins Boating Industry Top Products Award