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Millennial Media's Paul Palmieri, others inform, entertain at TedxBaltimore

Yesterday was TedxBaltimore -- a half-day of speakers and performers who fired up a group of Baltimore thinkers and doers, per the "TED: Ideas Worth Spreading" tradition.

Techies and technologists were well-represented at TedxBaltimore. Among them were Dan Deacon, absurdist composer and electronic musician; Tom Loveland, tech company CEO and Baltimore's "Google Czar"; Todd Marks, founder of two tech companies that specialize in Web and mobile app experiences; Paul Palmieri, CEO and co-founder of Millennial Media; Carol Reiley, researcher in surgical robotics; and Mike Subelsky, entrepreneur and startup cofounder of Otherinbox.com, as well as a cofounder of Ignite Baltimore.

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Whew.... that was a mouthful.

I was particularly interested in Paul Palmieri's talk (at about the 1 hour, 35 minute mark), about the "importance of enjoying one's work." Palmieri is leading Millennial, a Baltimore company that's currently hot, hot, hot -- Millennial is competing directly against Google and Apple in the mobile ad space. No small feat. (The company, based in Canton, is also on a hiring spree lately.)

One gem from Palmieri: "If you do something that you love, you will never work another day in your life."

Millennial, many expect, will go public in an IPO next year -- if it isn't acquired by then. It's always interesting to see the people that a CEO/founder of a hot company lists as his influences.

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