Archive for Press Releases

Laaker inducted into hallowed halls of Vikings of Distinction

(Omaha, NE) – Micah Laaker was today inducted into Omaha North High Magnet School’s annual Vikings of Distinction alumni honorees. A 1993 graduate of the technology magnet school in Omaha, Laaker was one of seven to be honored as part of 2015’s event. Established in 1983 to honor past graduates who have “achieved outstanding success […]


Laaker joins Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation’s Board of Trustees

(Kearney, NE) – As part of today’s annual meeting, the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation welcomed Micah Laaker to its Board of Trustees. The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, a 501(C3) not-for-profit corporation, secures funding for the Nebraska State Historical Society from individuals and organizations, across the state and beyond, who value Nebraska’s unique heritage […]


Laaker leaves Yahoo! to join social comics startup Graphicly

(Mountain View) – After six awesome years at Yahoo!, Micah Laaker today announced his transition to lead product experience at Graphicly, a multi-platform social comics and entertainment experience working to bridge comics, characters, and conversations. Since joining Graphicly, Laaker has led the charge begin incorporating its first wave of social features in the product’s Web […]

Comments (11) now featuring URL-shortening action

(Mountain View) – is now leveraging URL-shortening links for its 3rd-party service promotional links (i.e. links that point back to posts) as well as to other items of Micah Laaker’s interest. At the time of this publication, links will now redirect to Laaker’s links of choice. “From whence the domain came, […]


‘Evaluating Openness’ Missive Highlighted in New Social Patterns Opus

(Mountain View) – Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience, a new book on design patterns for social software by current colleague Christian Crumlish and former manager Erin Malone, features a riff on Micah Laaker’s recent “Evaluating Openness” missive. Headlining for Chapter 17 (“Open for Business”), Laaker’s “What does it […]

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Laaker, Brodnitz to Speak at April BayCHI Program

(Mountain View) – Christian Crumlish, Yahoo! Pattern Librarian and all-around talented design thinker, recently announced what the Bay Area had long been hoping for: Micah Laaker and Dan Brodnitz are confirmed to present at this April’s BayCHI program. Confirmed for Tuesday, April 14, 7:30pm, Laaker is set to give the first of two talks entitled […]


Laaker’s Photography Now Wrapped in Hardcover