Spring cleaning: Keeping up with all that’s happening around the Silicon Forest startup scene

Sometimes, I get so into keeping with all the awesome Portland startup news that I forget some folks are new around here.

Yes, like you, gentle reader. Welcome! It’s nice to have you here. I hope you can stay awhile. And please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your visit a better one.

So for all of the new folks—and for all of you who have been around here for awhile—I thought I’d do a little spring cleaning. And let you know all the ways that you can keep up with what’s happening here on Silicon Florist and in the Silicon Forest.

Here are some resources for you. So you’ll be in the know:

  • First and foremost, you’ll want to subscribe to the Silicon Florist RSS feed. This will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest posts and all the news that’s percolating here in the startup scene. Not familiar with RSS or feed readers? No worries. Here’s a little primer from Marshall Kirkpatrick on how to use RSS to make your life easier.
  • If you like Twitter, you can follow Silicon Florist (@siliconflorist) to get all of the stories in your Twitter stream. Or you can follow Rick Turoczy (@turoczy), Silicon Florist editor, for more conversational interactions.
  • More into Facebook? I hear it’s a pretty popular site on the Internets, so that makes perfect sense. You can always show a little love and like the Silicon Florist fan page on Facebook.
  • Friendfeed feel more your speed? Then you can always follow Silicon Florist there, too.
  • Like the LinkedIn? Feel free to join the Silicon Florist LinkedIn group.
  • Interest in local events? Well then the Silicon Florist group on Upcoming is perfect for you. Subscribe to the group and you’ll get all of the awesome tech events happening in Portland on any given day.
  • Interested in the stories that other people have written? Or interesting news that I don’t quite have time to cover? Then the Silicon Florist daily local links are for you. A whole bunch of goodness written by people who write better than I.
  • Want a firehose feed that includes Silicon Florist posts, events, and links? Well, I thought you might. That’s why there is the Silicon Florist firehose feed. For you information gluttons.
  • Not into the whole “reading” thing? It’s understandable. Reading is hard. As is dealing with my abhorrent grammar. For you, there’s memePDX (@memepdx), a weekly wrap up of the hottest tech stories in Portland, Oregon, and beyond. You can subscribe to memePDX on iTunes, like the memePDX fan page on Facebook, or watch memePDX via Viddler, Vimeo, or Blip.
  • What’s that? You’re super busy and you really just want the cream of the crop? No problem. I know how that is. And that’s why there’s Silicon Florist curated content. It’s a weekly email that will recap the three hottest tech stories of the week and provide you with a heads up on a few must-attend events for the next week. And every once in awhile, something more. Easy peasy. All in your inbox with your Friday morning coffee.

So there you go. A variety of ways to keep up on what’s happening in the startup scene around here. All lovingly packaged up for you. And delivered just the way you want it.


  1. I remember the weird watering can man!!

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