Month: June 2009

Care about the Cloud? CloudCamp PDX is for you

But I’m definitely not as savvy as the folks who will be gathering to discuss Cloud computing on June 30 as part of CloudCamp PDX.

I can still remember when I first heard the term “the Cloud.” As in, we’re saving that up in the Cloud. My initial thought was “anything having to do with clouds and Portland is going to own that.”

Well, I’ve managed to get a wee bit more educated about the whole cloud thing since then. But I’m definitely not as savvy as the folks who will be gathering to discuss Cloud computing on June 30 as part of CloudCamp PDX. Read More

ISITE Design Hosts Lunch 2.0 at McFadden’s

Yesterday, ISITE Design surprised the Portland Lunch 2.0 crowd by reserving McFadden’s for the event.

Apparently, McFadden’s is their unofficial first-floor “conference room”.  Last-minute operational snags torpedoed catering by Koi Fusion PDX (@koifusionpdx), making this the first Portland Lunch 2.0 with a wait-staff and TV, more on that in minute.

Anyway, I didn’t get a very accurate count, but McFadden’s was pretty full, but not bursting. The weather was spectacular, which may have changed some people’s plans. Read More

OurPDX: Celebrating one year of bloggers blogging about Portland at Beer and Blog, Strange Love Live

There’s no doubt that Portland loves its blogging. Blogs here, blogs there, blogs blogs everywhere. But when it comes to blogging about Portland itself? No blog does a better job than OurPDX, the network of Portland bloggers who cover all things Portland.

[HTML2]There’s no doubt that Portland loves its blogging. Blogs here, blogs there, blogs blogs everywhere. But when it comes to blogging about Portland itself? No blog does a better job than OurPDX, the network of Portland bloggers who cover all things Portland.

And now—with their 1000th post—OurPDX is celebrating its first birthday. Even better? This Friday, you get to celebrate with the entire… um. Group? Herd? Gaggle? Bloat? Band…? Well, whatever a collective of bloggers is called, you’ll get to celebrate with them at Beer and Blog, this week—or you can always listen in to their extended birthday celebration during Strange Love Live. Read More

Webtrends, Radian6, Salesforce start seeing each other socially

Since they just signed a deal that has them working with Radian6 and Salesforce to incorporate Webtrends analytics for social media monitoring.

[HTML2]Long absent from the burgeoning Portland Web scene, our friends over at Webtrends have come back with a vengeance. They were quintessential to the success of Open Source Bridge, from sponsoring the event to hosting volunteer meetings to co-hosting Portland Lunch 2.0 to providing an adult beverage friendly venue for the after party. They’ve become a gracious host for events like CloudCamp PDX and WordCamp Portland. And, of course, they hired Justin Kistner, founder of Beer and Blog.

Given all they do, it’s really nice to get to share some of their good news here. And now, I’ll do that. Since they just signed a deal that has them working with Radian6 and Salesforce to incorporate Webtrends analytics for social media monitoring. Read More

REMINDER: Have you responded? City of Portland Web audit RFP closes June 25

So please, drop what you’re doing right now and go submit a response to the City of Portland RFP for Web Audit & Assessment Services.

[HTML2]I know. I know. You’ve been busy. I completely understand. But see, here’s the thing: you’re awesome at what you do. And Portland is lucky to have you. It seems only appropriate that the City of Portland takes advantage of your rockstar skills to improve its online presence.

In fact, I think they’ve been waiting for you. Because they’ve bumped back the their deadline until June 25 at 4:30 PM. So please, drop what you’re doing and go submit a response to the City of Portland RFP for Web Audit & Assessment Services. Read More

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) could use your help

Meyer Memorial Trust has awarded the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) a grant, but it’s a matching funds grant. That means OEN’s money is contingent on one small thing: their ability to raise $50,000 by June 30.

If you’re a startup in the Portland area, you’ve probably come into contact with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN). And if you haven’t, you should. The OEN is a non-profit organization focused on helping your startup make it through the initial phases of building a business. From helping first-time entrepreneurs learn the ropes to giving startups the opportunity to practice their pitches to helping seasoned entrepreneurs find funding through events like Angel Oregon, the OEN uses its available resources to ensure that Oregon has a healthy entrepreneurial scene.

But all of that could be in jeopardy if we don’t act quickly. Read More

Sad news: OpenSourcery releases some talented employees into the wild

I’d been hearing some rumors about Portland-based OpenSourcery a popular open source development shop with a proclivity for Drupal projects and a burgeoning application development arm having to make some cuts. And, unfortunately, after confirming with CEO Brian Jamison, I’m sad to report that the rumors are true.

I’d been hearing some rumors about Portland-based OpenSourcery—a popular open source development shop with a proclivity for Drupal projects and a burgeoning application development arm—having to make some cuts. And, unfortunately, after confirming with CEO Brian Jamison, I’m sad to report that the rumors are true. Read More

SAP gets social: Jive to integrate Social Business Software with SAP BI

No Portland-based startup stands a better chance of making a run at the fabled “Enterprise customer” than Jive Software, makers of Social Business Software that helps large companies do a better job of collaborating internally and with customers. Now they’ve partnered with SAP.

No Portland-based startup stands a better chance of making a run at the fabled “Enterprise customer” than Jive Software, makers of Social Business Software that helps large companies do a better job of collaborating internally and with customers. Recently, we’ve seen Jive fleshing out its exec team, opening a Palo Alto office, and signing a number of name brand customers.

Today, Jive continues the march toward the enterprise with the announcement of a partnership with business intelligence juggernaut, SAP. Read More

Puppet master Reductive Labs garners $2 million Series A—and they’re moving to Portland

Reductive Labs—makers of Puppet, an open source declarative language for configuring IT Systems—has announced that the company has secured $2 million in Series A funding from True Ventures. And they’re moving to Portland.

[HTML3]Fresh off an appearance at Portland’s Open Source Bridge configuration management panel, the folks at Reductive Labs—makers of Puppet, an open source declarative language for configuring IT Systems—have announced that the company has secured $2 million in Series A funding from True Ventures.

And while garnering funding is always good news, there’s some even better news in my opinion: Reductive Labs is moving to Portland. Read More

REMINDER: Mobile mapping with Platial at Mobile Portland tonight

Mobile Portland will be hosting Di-Ann Eisnor and Jason WIlson of Platial, one of the original companies in social mapping, Portland-based or otherwise.

And the geogeeking hits just keep on coming. Fresh off a weekend of geolocation and mapping goodness with OpenStreetMap, Mobile Portland will be hosting Di-Ann Eisnor and Jason Wilson of Platial, one of the original companies on the social mapping scene, Portland-based or otherwise.

Di-Ann and Jason will be exploring how iPhone OS 3.0 and Map Kit will change the burgeoning social mapping scene given that the iPhone has just “drastically increas[ed] the number of services which can integrate location.” Read More

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