Now granted, there’s a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and a Code for America hackathon if you want to get out and about. But what if you just want to spend some time in front of your computer, being inspired?
Well, you’re in luck. TEDxPortland is this weekend. And they’re livestreaming it. Read More
If you’re like most people, you get an awful lot of value out of Wikipedia. But have you ever wondered what it takes to get more involved in the community of Wikipedians?
Well, whether you’re a regular contributor or just Wiki curious, you’ve got an opportunity to do some hacking this Saturday during the Portland Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Read More
Another Angel Oregon—the Oregon Entrepreneur Network’s (OEN) annual competition for Angel investment—has come and gone. And when the dust cleared? One of the few tech companies in the running landed in second place.
That’s right. Tellagence, a tool that helps folks analyze and manage social media, garnered more $94,000 in funding. Pending due diligence, of course. Read More
As the masses salivate over the potential of May 17 IPO, Facebook has beefed up its Preferred Marketing Developer Program, highlighting their anointed marketing partners. And among the 232 chosen? There are four Portland-area companies. ShopIgniter, Crowd Factory (which just yesterday announced their acquisition by Marketo), Webtrends, and Woobox. Read More
I’ve been a little tardy on posting this news. But today seemed like a good day to do it.
Sprint.ly, the company cofounded by Joe Stump—which he joined full-time following the acquisition of SimpleGeo by Urban Airship—is now calling Portland home. Read More
I had heard that Ryan Carson was well on his way to making Portland, Oregon, his new home. But I guess this confirms it.
TechCrunch is reporting that Ryan’s Treehouse has landed more funding. And they’re now listing their headquarters as Portland. Read More
I’m always torn with these things. On one hand, I like gathering them up because, inevitably, I run into a few new companies. But I hate gathering them up because, inevitably, I miss a few obvious companies.
So, with that caveat, here’s a list of Twitter accounts for a bunch of Portland startups you should be following. Read More
You may not have heard of Crowd Factory, a Portland startup focused on social media campaign management, but I’m sure you’ve heard of their clients. They’re working with companies like HBO, Coors, Sony, PR Newswire, and Jive.
And with a list of clients like that, it isn’t surprising to report that Crowd Factory has been acquired. Read More
We here in Portland love a good cause. And a good hackathon. So when it comes to a hackathon for a good cause? Oh my. It’s perfect.
And here’s the perfect opportunity: Code for America is hosting a Reboot Democracy Hackathon, this Sunday. Read More
I’m consistently—and constantly—struck by how incredibly lucky we are here in Portland. Without even realizing it. We’re home to the inventor of the wiki, folks creating the tools that have helped create the Web, and within a stone’s throw of one of the founders of the grandaddy of Weblogs, among other things. Quietly. But here.
And let’s not forget, Portland is home to Andy Baio, whose blog Waxy.org quietly turned a decade old over the weekend. Read More