Month: May 2012

I like turtles: Portland’s quintessential contribution to the world of memes turns five

It was a simpler time on the Internet. In 2007, most social activity occurred on MySpace and LiveJournal. Current rapid sharing juggernauts Facebook and Twitter were nascent tools used by the few. And yet, one nervous Portland boy managed to spark a meme that would set the standard for many memes to come. Read More

Can you quantify that for me? How about with me? Join the Vibrant Data Hack, this weekend

One of the most interesting aspects of our increasingly wired life is the contrail of data that follows us around on a daily basis. How much did we sleep? How much do we weigh? Where did we go? How many calories did we consume? Small bite sized chunks of data that more and more people are accumulating. About any number of subjects. Read More

Going camping this weekend? Code Camp gathers folks across languages, databases, and frameworks

We’re moving into the busy season for conferences and camps. And one of the first big ones of the year is always Portland Code Camp, a gathering of coders from across the spectrum of development. Read More

Good code can make everything better: Hack for Portland Schools

As good weather approaches, most folks are looking to forget about school for a little while. But some folks are ready to do what they can to develop some solutions for the Portland school system. Because if anyone could use the help, it’s our schools.

Introducing the Hack for Portland Schools. Read More

Last call: Beer and Blog Portland quaffs its last pint

It is with a tinge of sadness that I have to report that Beer and Blog Portland—arguably one of the key gatherings that codified our burgeoning startup community—has decided to call it quits. Read More

Like to code? Like to talk about code? Submit a proposal to speak at Portland Code Camp 2012

Sometimes, coding can be a bit of a solitary existence. That’s why we’ve got IRC and whatnot.

But sharing your knowledge with other developers in person can be incredibly powerful. And that’s why we have events like Code Camp Portland. Where you’re going to speak, right? Read More

Hugs and kisses and lots of love: XOXO festival sells out pretty much immediately

What a difference a day makes. Around 24 hours ago, I was busy stumping for XOXO, which—at that point—was a pipe dream of a festival event here in Portland.

Now? Thanks to Kickstarter, XOXO is fully funded, sold out, and over subscribed. Read More

Portland’s XOXO festival hopes to feel the Kickstarter love

Portland has found Kickstarter to be an amazing source of crowdfunded capital for any number of creative projects.

But what about crowdfunding an event? Well, if anyone is going to make that happen it’s a Portlander who knows Kickstarter, inside and out. And if early funding is any indication, the XOXO festival—a celebration of disruptive creativity—is well on track to hit its goal. Read More

Digging into diversity: Willamette Week takes a look at the number of women in the tech startup scene

I’ve been lucky enough to get the chance to work with some amazing developers, CEOs, investors, and leaders in the Portland tech community. And, in my experience, some of the strongest voices have been women. But my experience belies the ratios that drive the businesses of our community.

So just how many women are there in the Portland tech startup scene? For such a loaded question, Ruth Brown at Willamette Week has managed to take an objective look at the diversity in the Portland startup scene. Read More

Make mine Titanium: Geoloqi powers battery efficient geolocation for Appcelerator Titanium

Geoloqi, the Portland startup that’s making location based tools easier for developers to adopt, has been strangely quiet lately. Too quiet.

And today, it became obvious why. The company has just announced a Geoloqi module for Appcelerator Titanium. Read More

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