Month: May 2014

I don't always write posts about job openings, but when I do, they have wacky videos

So, you know there’s a Silicon Florist job board, right? And it’s got a ton of awesome gigs for the taking. Most of the time, I simply use the Silicon Florist Twitter and Facebook accounts to promote the openings. But these postings by GlobeSherpa warranted a bit more. Read More

Before Calagator, Portland discovered events through Upcoming — and now we're going to have it again

Early in the days of this most recent reboot of the Portland startup scene. We were all trying to figure out who was doing what. And what we could be doing. And how Portland could work together. And nothing was better at getting people together during those early days than a little site called Upcoming. Read More

What beginners teach us: New Relic FutureTalk with Selena Deckelmann

Much of the startup scene is struggling to find the talent they need to build the products they want to build. And it’s not getting any easier to find those folks. That means, there are more and more people who see the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to go after those jobs. That means a lot of newbies. Read More

Doodle me this: Portland elementary student could sketch his way to the next Google Doodle and a scholarship — with your help

The last time I wrote about Google Doodles, it was for ReadWrite. When Google launched the program. There just hasn’t been much cause to cover it from a Portland perspective. Until now. You see, a student from Forest Park Elementary School is in the running to be the next Google Doodle—and a hefty scholarship—thanks to the Doodle 4 Google program. Read More

Five workforce factors to consider as your startup grows

When it comes to hiring new employees, entrepreneurs at many startups have deep knowledge of their industry but little experience with recruiting and expanding their team. That can make decisions challenging, at best. Read More

May Day, indeed: PIE applications hampered by technical glitch

In general, I try to keep my PIE world separate from the Silicon Florist world. Because we all know you have to put up with me blathering about PIE enough without me doing it here, too. But PIE has encountered a technical issue with the application platform used for the latest round of applications, so we’re trying to get the word out however we can. Read More

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