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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.