Month: January 2011

Emma Hosting Lunch 2.0 March 9

Hot on the heels of our experimental lunch, erm, happy hour, at the OTBC, we’ll be back to the regular routine at Emma (@emmaemail) on March 9.

Not familiar with Emma? You might be familiar with their office on Burnside, which sports Emma’s purposefully human logo. Explanation:

It’s a nice and handy abbreviation of the phrase email marketing, but more importantly, it brings with it an inherent human quality.

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Without Taplister, your iPhone is only a glorified beer coaster

Because your educated palate is about to get a whole lot more intelligent. All thanks to Taplister’s latest upgrade to its iPhone app and RateBeer.

So it’s no secret that people in Portland are quite fond of beer. Quite fond. Especially on Friday. And while some folks might categorize that fondness as “snobbery,” we like to think of it as more of an “educated palate.” So much so, in fact, that we talk about beer, tweet about beer, and carry Portland-built iPhone apps like Taplister on our phones. Just to help us better understand what beer is available where.

Well, get ready to be happy. Because your educated palate is about to get a whole lot more intelligent. All thanks to Taplister’s latest upgrade and RateBeer. Read More

Lunch 2.0 Returns to the OTBC for Drinks on February 23

On the heels of a wildly successful event on Wednesday, get ready for a Portland Lunch 2.0 first and second.

First, the second. You may recall the OTBC (@otbc) and Steve Morris (@stevemorris) hosted Lunch 2.0 back in early 2009 to open their offices in the Beaverton Round.

Well, they’ve recently moved again, not very far, and Steve has more he wants to tell you about what the OTBC has been doing, including at least a couple juicy announcements.

Now, for the first.

Because heading out to Beaverton for lunch isn’t spectacularly convenient for people who work in Portland and with a hat tip to those of you who rarely or never make it to Beer and Blog (@beerandblog) on Fridays due to westerly commute, we’re trying something new, a happy hour.

So, if you’re driving near Beaverton on February 23 in the evening, between say 4:30 and 7:30-ish, why not stop by and take the edge off with some networking?

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Craving more Internet connectivity? Don’t miss the Portland Broadband Strategic Plan Kick-Off event, January 28—over broadband even, if you like

That’s why we all started drooling all over Google Fiber. And that’s why an awful lot of us are excited about Portland’s latest connectivity plan – citywide broadband.

Who doesn’t want a faster more reliable connection to the Internet? Well okay. I guess there are some people who don’t. But the majority of us? That speed and reliability sounds pretty good.

That’s why we all started drooling all over Google Fiber. And that’s why an awful lot of us are excited about the potential for Portland’s latest connectivity plan—citywide broadband. Read More

Sprechen Sie open source? Here are two upcoming events where you should be doing that speaking

there’s no better opportunity to share what you know than speaking at conferences so throw your hat in the ring for two big open source opportunities: Open Source Bridge and Linuxfest Northwest.

Sure, sure. Portland is the de facto hub of open source. That’s no secret. But some things are. Like all that open sourcey knowledge you have crammed into your brain. That’s not right to be keeping all of that awesome open sourceness to yourself, is it?

The correct answer is “No. No it isn’t.”

But how do we share that knowledge effectively? Well, there’s no better opportunity to share what you know than speaking at conferences. And right now, you can throw your hat in the ring for two big open source opportunities: Open Source Bridge and Linuxfest Northwest. Read More

Portland Ten thinks bigger, plans expansion to become the United States 100 or Global 1000 or something

Let’s say you’re a startup that’s interested in helping other startups grow and prosper. You’ve had a successful run at the local level. But you’re still looking to continue to expand and improve your programs. What to do?

Well, you might consider expanding outside the Portland area. Increase your reach. And take your program nationwide. That’s exactly what the Portland Ten—a local “startup bootcamp”—is proposing to do. Read More

Get a gander at Puppet Labs new space, this Wednesday evening

When it comes to new office space, Urban Airship—who happens to be hosting Portland Lunch 2.0 on Wednesday—isn’t the only startup in town with new digs. Recently funded Puppet Labs has a new space, too. And to celebrate, they’re having little housewarming get together, Tuesday Wednesday evening beginning at 4 PM and ending around 10 PM.

Better yet? They’d like you to join them. Read More

Reminder: Lunch 2.0 at Urban Airship is Wednesday

Time flies, and the Urban Airship (@urbanairship) Lunch 2.0 is upon us, pardon the unintentional aircraft pun.

I hope you’ve made plans to attend. It’s this coming Wednesday, the 26th at Urban Airship’s headquarters in the Pearl.

It’s going to be a good one, judging by the long list of RSVPs.

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How cool are you? Nominations for the TechAmerica Oregon TechAwards Cool Product of the Year are now open

[HTML1]Now, I know. You’re not building what you’re building to go out and seek awards. But let’s be honest. What you’re doing? It’s pretty damn cool. And people deserve to know about it.

So why not take a chance with the folks from TechAmerica Oregon and nominate your product as the Oregon TechAwards “Cool Product of the Year”? You can, you know? Right now. Read More

Facebook in Oregon: Sure there’s Prineville, but did you know there’s the OSU Open Source Lab too?

Facebook is still very interested and supportive of the open source community. A significant contribution to the Oregon State University Open Source Lab just goes to prove that. Introducing Supercell.

[HTML1]When it comes to Facebook and Oregon, the data center in Prineville gets an awful lot of attention. As well it should. Based on reports, it’s changing the town—and potentially the state—for the better.

But where else is Facebook having an effect in Oregon? You might be surprised to learn that for an organization that gets continual press about its market valuation, the Facebook crew is still very interested and supportive of the open source community. (I mean, it is a gigantic PHP app, after all.) And the latest effort—a significant contribution to the Oregon State University Open Source Lab—just goes to prove that. Introducing Supercell. Read More

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