Month: September 2010

WordCamp Portland 2010: Time is running out to see Matt Mullenweg, Mark Jaquith, Jane Wells, and more

WordCamp Portland is shaping up to be one of the best WordCamps of the year, with speakers like Matt Mullenweg, Mark Jaquith, and Jane Wells among others. But if you want to take part, you better hurry. Because ticket sales close this Friday.

[HTML1]It’s almost that time, kids. Time for all the WordPress—the open source blogging and content management system popular in Portland and a great number of other places—types to gather and share and learn. Time for WordCamp Portland.

And true to form, WordCamp Portland is shaping up to be one of the best WordCamps of the year, with speakers like Matt Mullenweg, Mark Jaquith, and Jane Wells among others. But if you want to take part, you better hurry. Because ticket sales close this Friday. Read More

SweetSpot hits theā€¦ Oh. Um. Well, it secures seed funding for diabetes data services

When it comes to technology, health care, ironically, tends to fall closer to the rusting edge than the bleeding edge. But that shortcoming is a boon for startups that can figure out how to use today’s technology to solve health care’s problems—both for providers and patients.

One such company is Portland-based SweetSpot, a startup that seeks to help diabetics and their care givers better manage health information by providing a central resource for blood glucose tracking and reporting. And today, Sweetspot is one step closer that helping fix its own corner of health care, thanks to a round of seed funding. Read More

Labor Day weekend means jobs, gigs, and Portland people for hire

It’s the eve of Labor Day weekend. So what better time to think about work? Work work work.

What? No wait! Don’ go running away. I’m not asking you to do work. I’m just taking an opportunity to tell you about the awesome jobs, gigs, and people available on the Silicon Florist Job and Gig board. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for August 2010

August this year was sweltering. Both in terms of weather and local startup news. But some of the most interesting stories revolved around some of our more regular topics around here: open source and, well, beer.

But those aren’t the only topics that struck your fancy last month. So why not take a couple of minutes to thumb through the most popular stories on Silicon Florist according to the Web and RSS stats for August 2010. Read More

First Thursday Portland: Forkfly, Tenfour, and 90210

It’s getting be that time where summer is winding down, school is starting up, and work is—well—who am I kidding? Your work has been crazy the entire summer.

But what better reason to blow off a little steam? So why not take the chance to celebrate with a little First Thursday Portland foray? There are even a couple of tech types that are hosting gatherings for you to attend, Forkfly and Tenfour. Read More

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