Month: February 2010

memePDX 023: Open Source Bridge, Portland Mayor Sam Adams on Twitter, Oregon Film Lunch 2.0, Ustream funding, and Facebook

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Open Source Bridge’s dates and volunteer sprint, Portland Mayor Sam Adams on Twitter, Oregon Film hosting Portland Lunch 2.0, Ustream getting a ton of funding, and Marshall Kirkpatrick pontificating on Facebook’s future as a news reader.

Hey all of you Portland tech types. It’s Thursday again. And you know what that means, right? It means it’s time for another riveting episode of memePDX, where we cover the hottest tech stories in Portland… and beyond.

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Open Source Bridge’s dates and volunteer sprint, Portland Mayor Sam Adams on Twitter, Oregon Film hosting Portland Lunch 2.0, Ustream getting a ton of funding, and Marshall Kirkpatrick pontificating on Facebook’s future as a news reader. Read More

Shizzow: Side project to startup to side project again

When Shizzow announced that the startup—the foray into becoming a full-fledged company—is returning to the realm of side project

One of my favorite things about having worked on Silicon Florist for more than two years is watching the progress people are making. And watching how things change. I’ve been lucky enough to watch ideas, events, and companies come and go—and I’ve had the chance to document their stories. It’s never something I intended to do. It just kind of happened.

Sometimes those stories are happy. Sometimes they’re not. But they’re always good stories. The latest story I’ve had the pleasure of documenting as it went full circle? The story of Shizzow. Read More

Black Tonic: The tonic for what ails shared online presentations and Web conferencing

HTML and Javascript? No Flash? No plugins? Black Tonic just works. And because it uses basic technology to work its magic that means it will even run on an iPhone.

Sometime, somwhere, you’ve tried to share a presentation with someone else. You know you have. And every time you have, you’ve wound up tearing your hair out, haven’t you? It’s okay. You’re among friends. You can be honest.

I know. You’ve tried that Web conferencing stuff. You’ve tried emailing them a PDF. You’ve tried simply calling them to review a hard copy. But it never ever works the way you expect that it should. If only there were a better way….

Well, now there is. Portland-based Black Tonic. Read More

Open Source Bridge 2010: Dates announced (June 1-4), first volunteer sprint to be held this weekend

At last week’s town hall, the Open Source Bridge folks announced the dates for this year’s event would be June 1-4, 2010.

After a wildly successful inaugural event, we knew that Open Source Bridge—the all-volunteer run open source conference by open source citizens for open source citizens—was definitely going to be held in Portland again this year. What we didn’t know was when. Until now.

At last week’s town hall, the Open Source Bridge folks announced the dates for this year’s event would be June 1-4, 2010. And now that that cat is out of the proverbial bag, they’re ready to hit the ground running—with a volunteer sprint. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for January 2010

Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for January 2010.

You know it’s a new year. And you know that the activity around the Portland startup scene seems to have suddenly come out of hibernation. But as that hubbub has been getting—thankfully—louder and louder, do you have any idea which Silicon Florist stories readers just like you found the most interesting?

Well, give me just a sec and you will. Read More

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