Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for September 17

WordCamp Portland: How About a Session On (insert topic here)?

Via the WordCamp Portland blog “Do you have a WordPress topic on your mind? Have you looked at our list of speakers and sessions and thought ‘that’s great, but what about ________?’ You’re the perfect person to suggest a topic for an unconference session!”

Tracking software’s growth – Silicon Forest – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

Mike Rogoway writes “With old-line chip companies on a seemingly intractable decline, and software on the upswing, software now represents a greater share of Oregon’s high-tech economy than at any time in the state’s history: Roughly 1 in 6 Oregon tech jobs are now in software, up from 1 in 25 in 1990.”

Maintaining a Successful Corporate Community

Dawn Foster writes “Apparently, this is corporate community week on the Fast Wonder Blog. I decided to follow up my post on Monday about Custom Corporate Communities: Planning and Getting Started with this post containing tips about what to do and what to avoid doing if you want to have a successful corporate community. While some of these tips are specific to corporate communities, most of them also apply to other types of communities as well.”

Strands Get Win At DollarDays

Via Northwest Innovation “Corvallis, Oregon-based Strands, which provides social recommendation software, said Tuesday that the firm has been selected by DollarDays International to power personalized product recommendation on its website.”

Techcraver.com | Craving tech, craving life! » Blog Archive » Nokia Legends Campaign Now Live

Jason Harris writes “Nokia Legends, the ad campaign I was involved in last month will go live today. The campaign centers around 8 stories told by actor Ron McLarty (of Sex In The City and Law and Oder fame). The urban legends, as they are called, highlight innovations that are coming out in the near future, a few years from now, or are just perhaps a very lucrative research project.”

Legion of Tech Happy Hour Meetup at Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub (Thursday September 25, 2008) – Upcoming

These are super informal meetups where we hang out, talk about geeky stuff (wikis, open source, new technologies, openid, …), and wind down with like-minded people over beverages.

Neighborhood Notes Providing News and Events in Portland

Via the TeachStreet blog “Are you in the Portland area and don’t know whats going on in your neighborhoods? Check out your one stop shop for all of your news and events needs at Neighborhood Notes. They’ve created an amazing space where communities can communicate and connect with one another about Portland events and local neighborhood news.”

Show Your Best on ORBlogs | Oregon Blogs

Via the Oregon Blogs blog “All your images are belong to us! Oregon Blogs is looking for images to feature on its front page and banner slots. We’re generating a collection of random images to show on the front page, and three banner images to show on the front, article and archive pages of the Oregon Blogs Blog (that long, narrow image at the top of the page).”

A Character Length Comparison Of Various URL Shortening Services « Link En Fuego

Bram Pitoyo writes “When you want to utilize every bit of that 140-character Tweet limit to communicate your latest find or endeavor, every character matters. So I thought I’d compile a character count of most URL shortening services out there and give you a round, hard number of just how short did the developer mean when he said ‘short’?”