Month: June 2010

ThePortlander marks one year of disrupting the Portland news scene

In July of last year, a couple of folks put together ThePortlander, a site designed to deliver a broad range of news for residents of the Portland metropolitan area.

In July of last year, a couple of folks put together ThePortlander, a site designed to deliver a broad range of news for residents of the Portland metropolitan area. The hope was that the site would be a welcome—albeit disruptive—alternative to more traditional local news sources.

Now, barely a year old, the site is boasting some very impressive numbers. And it looks as if it still holds a great deal of potential to impact the local news scene. Read More

Reminder: Network Redux, Webtrends Co-Hosting Lunch 2.0 Wednesday

When I announced that Network Redux (@networkredux) and Webtrends (@webtrends) would be co-hosting Lunch 2.0 on June 16, I never thought we’d have to cross our fingers for a nice day .

But here we are in mid-June, hoping for the first 80-degree day of the year.

Anyway, let’s hope for a great sunny day for Wednesday, so we can all enjoy the balcony at Webtrends.

Aside from the usual networking and food, the co-hosts have an interesting agenda planned for you.

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Second Porch could use a social media marketing person and Elemental has a number of positions open

It’s Friday. And that means it’s time for the weekly jobs post. If you’re looking for work, it’s your reminder to take a gander at the Silicon Florist job and gig board. If you’ve got open positions, it’s your reminder that you can post jobs or contracting gigs. (Psst! There’s a discount below.)

Not a lot of premium job postings this week, but there is one from Second Porch that could be a dream gig for any number of you. And Elemental Technologies has a number of open positions as well. There’s even a user experience and information architect from Skype who’s available for work. Read More

memePDX 037: Live from Open Source Bridge

This week, Jason and Cami Kaos discuss The Miracle in July and Kickstarter, Open Source Bridge Startup Crawl, CivicApps hacking at Open Source Bridge, Be the Mayor and When will I be the Mayor?, burbn, and AT&T changing their data plans.

It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another memePDX.

This time, it’s a very special episode. Why? Well first, it was recorded live at Open Source Bridge, the entirely volunteer run conference for open source citizens. And second, it features everyone’s favorite guest host Jason Glaspey. Read More

Want to read this blog post faster? There’s an iPhone/iPad app for that called QuickReader.

Let’s be honest. There are only so many hours in the day. And if you’re on the Internets, a lot of those hours are spent reading. And reading. And reading. So much content. So little time.

But what if you could ingest that content faster? And get through more reading in less time? Well, it’s possible that you could, if you take a spin with Beaverton-based QuickReader, an iPhone and iPad app that helps you improve your reading speed and comprehension. Read More

Looking for the largest English-language World Cup soccer blog? Look no further than Portland. Well, and just a bit north.

But did you know that Portland also combines that love of soccer and love of blogging to be the home of the largest English-language World Cup soccer blog?

Now everyone knows that people in the Portland metropolitan area love the soccer. You know, the whole futbol thing? Timbers Army and whatnot? And we all know that the greater Portland area is big into the whole blogging thing.

But did you know that Portland’s neighbor to the north—Vancouver, Washington—combines that love of soccer and love of blogging? And that in so doing, it’s the home of the largest English-language World Cup soccer blog—thanks to the folks at Vancouver-based BootsNAll Travel Network. Read More

Seven potential dream jobs await you on the Silicon Florist job and gig board

Time to highlight all of the premium jobs on the Silicon Florist job and gig board. Because if you’re looking for work—or talent—in the Portland startup scene

Well, it’s Friday. Time to highlight all of the premium jobs on the Silicon Florist job and gig board. Because if you’re looking for work—or talent—in the Portland startup scene, it’s an awfully good place to start.

What’s that? You’ve been meaning to post but just haven’t gotten around to it? No worries. See if this motivates you: just use the promo “sfnew” (without the quotes) and you’ll get 20% off any listing. So get to posting a job or a gig or whatever. If you’re looking for work? Well, you can always post for free. Read More

Open Source Bridge Startup Crawl: Meet Facebook, JanRain, Puppet Labs, Urban Airship, Wieden + Kennedy, and Taplister… well and Portland’s beer

Open Source Bridge Startup Crawl, a progressive party starting at Kells sponsored by Facebook, JanRain, Puppet Labs, and Urban Airship, Wieden + Kennedy, Taplister.

No matter how geeky or antisocial you claim to be, it remains a fact that—every once in awhile—you need to put down the keyboard and spend some time with other developers. And this Thursday night, Portland, is one of those times.

Why? Because it’s the Open Source Bridge Startup Crawl, a progressive party starting at Kells sponsored by Facebook, mozying on to Portland startups like JanRain, Puppet Labs, and Urban Airship, and then finally winding up on the rooftop deck of Wieden + Kennedy and refreshments from Taplister. Read More

Top ten Silicon Florist posts for May 2010

And you may have missed it. So I wanted to recap some of the more popular stories from Silicon Florist during May 2010.

How is it June already? On second thought, don’t answer that. I don’t really want to know. What’s done is done. Let’s just move on.

But wait. Before we do that. I do remember that there was all kinds of exciting stuff happening in May. And you may have missed it. So I wanted to recap some of the more popular stories from Silicon Florist during May 2010. Read More

Will microfunding work in Portland? It could take The Miracle to find out

Now, we’ve got another tie to Kickstarter. And that tie is that Michelle “@mediachick” Anderson is using the service to raise funds for her interactive memoir, The Miracle in July.

You may remember hearing of Kickstarter, the site designed to help startups and projects find funding by “making it up on volume.” Why is that ringing a bell? Well, Portlander Andy Baio joined the Kickstarter crew as CTO, almost a year ago.

But now, we’ve got another tie to Kickstarter. And that tie is that Michelle “@mediachick” Anderson is using the service to raise funds for her interactive memoir, The Miracle in July. Read More

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