July 23rd, 2008

Geek Bat signal: iPhoneDevCamp 2 Portland needs your help


iPhoneI recently posted a link to the iPhoneDevCamp 2 Portland event (and I believe there will be another one when the ma.gnolia links post fires off). This differs from the original iPhoneDevCamp, because this time around Portland will have a satellite event so that Portland folks can participate without having to spend the cash—and the carbon—to make it to the main event down in San Francisco.

Very cool idea. And a great way to keep the community involved.

Except for one thing. Doug Coleman and Dean Martindale are reporting they’ve hit a snag:

Enthusiasm is high about an iPhone DevCamp 2 satellite event being held in Portland. However, PCC Cascade informed us today that we will not be able to use their facilities to host DevCamp 2 PDX without paying almost $1000 in security and overtime fees. Disappointing news, because plans have been in the works for weeks now and we have already announced it to the world. This leaves us without a venue to host this event that is only a week and a half away.

So, I’m throwing up a “Geek Bat signal.” If anyone has the ability to host the event or to help these smart folks find somewhere to muck around with their iPhone apps, please comment below.

Even if you can’t help, please spread the word that they need help.

For more information on the event, see iPhoneDevCamp 2 Portland on Upcoming.

[Update] Even as I compose this post, a number of folks are pitching in with possible venues, but the problem hasn’t been solved yet.

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5 Responses to “Geek Bat signal: iPhoneDevCamp 2 Portland needs your help”

  1. Rick Turoczy says:

    Word around Twitter is that Jive may be able to host

    http://twitter.com/jimgoings/statuses/867495294

  2. Jim Goings says:

    it’s official. Jive is hosting! We’re excited to help out and make this event a success.

  3. Rick Turoczy says:

    @Jim Thank you so much for helping make this happen! And in the new Jive offices, no less. ;)

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