Month: July 2010

Bacon at Beer and Blog tonight. Ubuntu and community management flavored Bacon.

Did you know that it’s the Community Leadership Summit here in town this weekend? What’s that, you ask? It’s a gathering of community managers discussing how best to use the Web to interact with and manage their groups.

And as such, there will be a lot of community management dignitaries in town. Some are even arriving early. And one of those digerati, Jono Bacon the Ubuntu community manager, will be here early enough to attend Beer and Blog Portland, this week. Read More

Thanks to Janrain for the Lunch

Yesterday, probably 75-ish people visited Janrain for Lunch 2.0.

I’m not very good at counting, sadly, so it might have been more. Plus, as always, people wandered in and out, making a total count difficult.

Although it was a bit crowded and noisy at times, pockets of conversation were happening all over the office, in the hallway, by the elevator and the name tag tables, in the atrium, in the conference rooms.

This was great to see, as were lots of new faces.

Lunch 2.0 has evolved to include a nucleus of regulars, plus an ever-expanding mix of new people brought in by curiosity, by interest in the host, and by colleagues heading to lunch.

And this is why we like it.

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Survey, survey, who has the survey? Portland Development Commission (PDC) does. For you. Again.

Remember a few months back when you took that Portland Development Commission (PDC) survey about the state of the Portland software market? Remember the kerfuffle—albeit a justified one—that took place immediately following the release of the results?

Well, as planned, the PDC has released the next instantiation of the survey, designed to dive deeper into some of the questions and to keep the conversation with the software community going. Oh, yeah, you saw where I was going, didn’t you? Yeah. Well. Would you? Would you please take a moment to respond to the PDC software survey? Read More

Reminder: Lunch 2.0 at Janrain is Wednesday

It’s time for another Lunch 2.0, specifically one at Janrain this Wednesday, July 14.

The weather looks to be very pleasant, which is welcome, but alas, we won’t be on the rooftop deck as I’d initially predicted.

Apparently, the fire code has recently changed limiting the number of people allowed on the roof. Anyway, no biggie, Janrain’s offices are plenty interesting, and you won’t have to worry about flies in your food or sunburn.

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WordCamp Portland 2010 announces those folks who are going to be sharing their knowledge on WordPress goodness

Again continuing to buck the typical Portland procrastination trend surrounding tech events, those crazy kids at WordCamp Portland have already announced WordCamp Portland speakers for this year. And the event isn’t even until September.

Again continuing to buck the typical Portland procrastination trend surrounding tech events, those crazy kids at WordCamp Portland have already announced WordCamp Portland speakers for this year. And the event isn’t even until September.

I’m not looking to encourage this type of behavior, but I feel obligated to share the news with you. Because I like you. So without further ado, let’s see who’s speaking about what at this year’s WordCamp Portland. Read More

Looking for a few good Portland jobs? Here you go

I realize many of you are recovering from the long Independence Day weekend and trying to figure out why that burning orb in the sky is causing it to get so hot around here. It’s understandable. It is.

But if you’re looking for a new job or gig, I’ve got something you might like. There are some really great jobs posted over on the Silicon Florist Job and Gig board. So if you’re looking, take a look. I mean, like right now. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for June 2010

Well, well, well. I’m a little late with the top 10 list this month. What with Fourth of Julys and 30 Hour Days and whatnot. But I still wanted to make sure that you got your monthly report on what people found most interesting here on Silicon Florist.

So let’s cut the jibber jabber and get the top 10 Silicon Florist posts for the month of June, based on the combined number of readers from the Web and RSS. Read More

PhoneGap fills your mobile development knowledge gap with training in Portland (and a discount)

And I know that HTML and JavaScript sounds straightforward. But what if you’re a little wary of dangling your toe into the PhoneGap pond? Well then, you might opt to get a little training as well. The PhoneGap folks will be in Portland on July 16 to do just that. And if you use the code “siliconflorist,” they’ll even knock 50 bucks off the registration fee.

If you’re looking to build cross platform mobile applications using something as straightforward as HTML and JavaScript, one of the best options is PhoneGap. What could be better than getting access to iPhone, iPad, Android, Palm, Symbian and Blackberry without having to recode your app?

And I know that HTML and JavaScript sounds straightforward. But what if you’re a little wary of dangling your toe into the PhoneGap pond? Well then, you might opt to get a little training as well. The PhoneGap folks will be in Portland on July 16 to do just that. And if you use the code “siliconflorist,” they’ll even knock 50 bucks off the registration fee. Read More

30 Hour Day: Give and take

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We created 30 Hour Day for two reasons: to give back to the community and to allow the anyone to take our content and use it as they see fit. A little give, a little take.

So it would probably help if we told you how to do that, wouldn’t it? Of course it would.

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New Relic Will Be Our Lunch 2.0 Host for August

While Rick soldiers through a very long day, a 30 hour one to be exact, the staff here must pick up the slack. So, here goes.

New Relic will be our gracious Lunch 2.o hosts on August 18, 2010.

Not familiar with them? They are a San Francisco-based startup, funded by Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures, that just so happens to have a satellite office here in the Rose City.

They provide cloud-based tools to monitor, optimize and troubleshoot Java, Ruby and JRuby web applications, including some you might have heard of like Highrise and Basecamp.

That’s right, 37Signals uses New Relic RPM. So do AboutUs and a whole mess of other customers.

Oh, and they’re hiring in Portland.

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