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March 26th, 2015

Mr. Recordon goes to Washington: Portland native named Director of IT for the White House


Mr. Recordon goes to Washington: Portland native named Director of IT for the White House

File under “We knew him when…” It’s always nice when someone from the Portland tech scene makes a splash on a bigger stage. And this time, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Former Portlander David Recordon—known to many of us by his online moniker daveman692—has been named the Director of IT for the White House.

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March 19th, 2015

Codifying and extending Portland startups’ collaborative nature: Portland Startups Switchboard is a year old


Codifying and extending Portland startups’ collaborative nature: Portland Startups Switchboard is a year old

I didn’t really know what to expect. I mean, I knew that Portland boasted an extremely tightly knit and collaborative community. I knew that I was—more often than not—creating bottlenecks and logjams than I was solving by inefficiently connecting people. And I knew that I had an amazing local startup that had a platform for solving these very issues. What the hell, I thought. It just might work.

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March 19th, 2015

Acquired in a jiffy: Animated gif app Nutmeg acquired by Giphy


Acquired in a jiffy: Animated gif app Nutmeg acquired by Giphy

Well that was fast. Almost as fast as an animated gif. Regardless of how you pronounce it. Nutmeg, an alum of PIE class of 2014, has been acquired by the leading presence in animated gifs, Giphy, which had recently raised $17 million. This marks the first PIE accelerator alum to be acquired. To date, only members of the PIE coworking space had been acquired—with Geoloqi, Glider, and Paleo Plan, and Simple being the most prominent acquisitions.

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March 18th, 2015

… and I thought playing video games on the OMSI Omnimax screen was epic. Meet CTRL ALT PDX.


… and I thought playing video games on the OMSI Omnimax screen was epic. Meet CTRL ALT PDX.

Okay. Admittedly, playing games on the OMSI Omnimax screen is still absolutely epic. But, playing them on the side of a building? That ain’t half bad either. And that’s exactly what’s happening this Friday at 7:30PM—and for the next month or so after sundown—as part of CTRL ALT PDX.

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March 17th, 2015

Eugene based Concentric Sky’s creation gains noteriety through the International Year of Light


Eugene based Concentric Sky’s creation gains noteriety through the International Year of Light

I always love when Oregon startups and tech companies take a more global stage. You know, like that Oregon built lion thing that Katy Perry rode in the Super Bowl. Well okay. Maybe not that. But this. This is cool. Check out how Eugene’s Concentric Sky is celebrating the International Year of Light.

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March 17th, 2015

Interested in consumer facing tech? You’re going to want to put Nike Tech Talks on your calendar


Interested in consumer facing tech? You’re going to want to put Nike Tech Talks on your calendar

One of Portland’s biggest problems in terms of knowledge sharing is that whole “West Hills Tunnel Problem.” In a nutshell, that’s the issue where people from Portland don’t collaborate with folks in the suburbs as much as they could. And vice versa. That’s why I’m always happy to see new events that help bridge that divide. Like the new Nike Tech Talks series.

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March 17th, 2015

Gathering clouds: Portland’s Cloudability announces first acquisition


Gathering clouds: Portland’s Cloudability announces first acquisition

It’s always a telling sign when Portland companies gather the wherewithal to begin making acquisitions. And that’s why I thought it was important to share that Cloudability has just acquired the assets of their former competitor, CloudVertical.

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March 17th, 2015

TechStars curious? Get your questions answered in person by TechStars Seattle and Portland area TechStars alums


TechStars curious? Get your questions answered in person by TechStars Seattle and Portland area TechStars alums

While Portland is host to a number of awesome accelerators, our startups have also done their fair share of succeeding in accelerator programs outside of Portland. Most notably Y Combinator and TechStars. And when the timing is right, these leading accelerator programs can propel startups further faster than they ever thought possible. That’s why I’m psyched to have TechStars Seattle swinging by Portland for a little Q&A.

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March 17th, 2015

Interested in having the City of Portland as one of your startup’s customers? There’s a Switchboard for that


Interested in having the City of Portland as one of your startup’s customers? There’s a Switchboard for that

Early stage startups are always looking for that first customer win. Someone who is willing to take a chance on their technology and vision. To help them prove the value and worth of their offering. Governments are often encumbered with archaic systems or new problems that they know technology can solve. But they don’t know where to turn for help.

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March 16th, 2015

What’s the easiest way to become a better blogger? It’s simple. Just Press Publish.


What’s the easiest way to become a better blogger? It’s simple. Just Press Publish.

Blogging. It seems so easy. But let’s be honest. It’s harder than it looks. I mean, if you want to do it well. If you want to do a crap job like I do, it’s fairly easy. Write a fluffy intro, blockquote with extreme prejudice, and then send them on their way. But if you want to actually share your insights and whatnot? Then Press Publish is just what you’ve been seeking.

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March 16th, 2015

City of Portland looks to adopt startup technology early and often


City of Portland looks to adopt startup technology early and often

You’ve got to love it when someone puts their money where their mouth is. Mouths are? When he or she… anyway, you get the gist. That’s why I love this new program from the City of Portland and the Portland Development Commission which is designed to make it easier for Portland to adopt startup technology grown in our own backyard. It’s called the Early Adopter program. And they’ll be kicking off the effort on the morning of Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

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March 14th, 2015

You’re going to need a bigger oven: Looking back on PIE as we grow into new space… on Pi Day, of course


You’re going to need a bigger oven: Looking back on PIE as we grow into new space… on Pi Day, of course

It seems oddly appropriate to be sitting here at PIE today. On 3/14/15. It is, after all, the most perfect Pi day most of us—at least us folks who write dates that way—will ever experience. And while sitting here at PIE is an entirely different PIE experience than that which I’m used to, it’s a particularly momentous one. Why? Because after today, this space at 1227 NW Davis is no longer PIE.

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March 13th, 2015

Did someone say “road trip”? Ride along with Cargo as they head to SXSW


Did someone say “road trip”? Ride along with Cargo as they head to SXSW

With this oddly unseasonal good weather, a weekend imminent, and spring break rapidly approaching, I know any number of us are catching ourselves daydreaming about a road trip or two. And one Portland startup, Cargo, is embracing that muse by taking a massive road trip. From Portland to Austin for SXSW. And you can follow the journey—in real time.

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March 11th, 2015

Developers! Developers! Developers! Ignite TAO Developer edition is imminent


Developers! Developers! Developers! Ignite TAO Developer edition is imminent

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Portlanders like to talk. They talk about their ideas. Their concerns. Their hobbies. Their craft brewed bacon infused leather. Talk talk talk. And for many of them, one of the best formats to share those random thoughts remains Ignite. The 20 slides in 5 minutes madness that is just weird enough to be Portland weird. That’s why I’m psyched there’s another Ignite TAO taking place, Thursday, March 12, 2015.

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March 9th, 2015

REMINDER: New Relic FutureTalk “Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine: Opportunities and Challenges” with Bill Hersh


REMINDER: New Relic FutureTalk “Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine: Opportunities and Challenges” with Bill Hersh

Wow. The last week kind of got by me. Sorry about that. I really wanted to get a post up for this sooner, but you know. Better late than never. Or something. And stuff. Anyway, if you’ve still got time open this evening, you should definitely try to catch Bill Hersh’s New Relic FutureTalk this evening, Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine: Opportunities and Challenges.

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March 5th, 2015

Hoping for some hardware hacking? Get ready to be happy


Hoping for some hardware hacking? Get ready to be happy

While Portland is more readily associated with hipsters, we’ve got our fair share of hackers, as well. And hardware hackers, at that. That’s why it makes perfect sense that we’re a stop on Hackster Hardware Weekend Portland, this weekend. And if you’re into hacking hardware, you won’t want to miss it.

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