May 24th, 2010

Town Hall: Discuss the results of the initial Portland Development Commission (PDC) software cluster survey


Town Hall: Discuss the results of the initial Portland Development Commission (PDC) software cluster survey

As you may know, the Portland Development Commission (PDC) is currently engaged in a project designed to help them assess and better understand the state and size of the software industry in Portland. To this end, they have engaged the community in an initial survey and they have plans for at least two others.

Originally, the PDC wanted to discuss these results with the community last week. But when several parties mentioned that it conflicted with WebVisions, PDC took that feedback to heart and rescheduled. So now the town hall discussion will be held this Wednesday, May 26, beginning at 4:30 PM at Wieden + Kennedy (who was kind enough to offer up the space given that the PDC was booked).

Suffice it to say that the initial software cluster survey has sparked discussion, raised questions, and unearthed some interesting analysis. But there is still far more to discuss. So if you’ve got ideas, concerns, or questions, this could be the best opportunity to get in front of the people who are working on the effort from the PDC side. And to get your opinions heard by others who may share your views.

Please join the PDC at Wieden + Kennedy on Wednesday. Because honestly? Your opinion in this whole process is incredibly valuable and the PDC wants to hear it.

You can RSVP directly to the PDC. For more information, visit Portland Development Commission (PDC): Discussion of initial software cluster survey results on Upcoming or on Calagator.

Oh. And this also serves as a good time to remind you that if you haven’t yet completed the Portland software community census—a tangential but complementary survey—now would be a good time to do so.

(Image courtesy SoulRider.222. Used under Creative Commons.)

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