Via Open Source Bridge “We’ll be getting together again this Sunday, March 29, at Ristretto (3808 N Williams) starting at 10am to hack on Open Source Bridge-related code, and work on contacting User Group and university outreach.”
Chris Kalani and his wild and crazy friends managed to make it on KGW The Square with a sweet pyramid.
Via Jive “And one of the tougher transitions for me will be saying goodbye to our Chief Marketing Officer, Sam Lawrence, who is leaving Jive at the end of this month. Sam is a great friend and a great marketer. He was an instrumental part of moving this company from a small technology vendor to the category leader – from the initial Clearspace direction to developing creative ways to evangelize this new space.”
Via Strands “Used to be your financial data was sentenced to solitary confinement in many hard to navigate web sites each singing a different tune and sporting a different look. Well, would you care to say ‘No more!’ with us? You can keep all your accounts with other sites and institutions but for your regular ‘Let’s check if any financial Gremlins have been sneaking up on me?’ rituals you now have moneyStrands’ free mobile versions.”
Via strdup “The hackerspace idea is obviously one I’m interested in. I have my own proposal for one, but tailored less of a 24-hour space for random hacking encounters, and more as an un-office to give remote-working people an in-person community of peers.”
Via Jive “Admittedly, it is early and the cynical may dismiss this move as pure marketing or hand waving. But, I’m willing to predict that the skeptics will fall silent over time. The module offerings were strongly pulled by our customers and will have an incredible amount of uptake. Our solution focused Centers strategy was not created on a whiteboard, but from a deep assessment of the way our customers are actually using our products. All we are doing is making their experience easier, cleaner, and more powerful by productizing and packaging our software in a way that provides clear solutions to large business problems.”
Mike Rogoway writes “When startups rallied for more state investment last week, Portland Mayor Sam Adams and members of his economic development team were among the hundreds who turned out.”