Mike Rogoway writes “Portland’s culture of socially networked startups: With a social calendar any undergrad would envy, a host of Portland Web startups knitted a vibrant tech culture concentrated in Old Town. Jive, Vidoop, Splashcast and many, many others made this a good year to be young (or a young company, anyway). And while many have cut jobs, these microbusinesses are holding up better to this point than many tech titans.”
Dawn Foster writes “Instead of music, I fill my iPod with audio podcasts. I don’t watch the news on TV or listen to the radio, so I rely on podcasts as my primary way to consume some types of news (blogs and feeds are also a big part of how I consume information). I use iTunes subscriptions, which allow my podcasts to automagically appear on my computer every day, and I sync my iPod first thing in the morning so that it is ready at all times.”
Adam DuVander writes “We had ten excellent gatherings in 2008. New Year’s Day seems like an apporiate time to look back, as we get excited for 2009.”
Dawn Foster writes “I was looking at my Google Analytics for 2008, and I thought it would be fun to share some of the info.”
Selena Deckelmann writes “Audrey started a meme that I liked – so here’s my answers…”
Audrey Eschright looks back at a busy—and successful—2008.
Dawn Foster looks back at 2008 and plans for 2009.
Aaron Hockley recaps his achievements in 2008.
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