Month: July 2014

What's your glitch? Glitch Lab, Portland-built image glitching at its finest

You know how there are awesome projects all over Portland that you either a) don’t know about because I do a poor job of telling you or b) don’t know about because I just found out about them? Well, I was just sitting down to chat with the folks from Mountain Machine Games, a local game studio that works on some awesome stuff. And then, “Hey, did I ever tell you about our glitch app?” happened. Read More

Portland, home to the world's first collectively owned, decentralized silent disco sound system — if this campaign funds

What if you could attend an event where you got to hear a DJ spin at whatever volume you wanted but was completely silent to passers by? Technology can make that happen. And if you kick in to this campaign, you’ll soon be kicking it at silent discos in Portland. Read More

An open source Bitcoin ATM? Of course it would happen in Portland

Portland is known for rethinking banks. From startups like Simple to bigger banks and credit unions that are trying to do things differently. And of course we’re into open source. We’re the de facto hub of open source. Duh. But we’re also quite enamored of the cryptocurrency stuff. So it makes sense that we’d also be the home of rethinking banking and crytocurrency with an open source flare. Read More

Bringing the developer community together: PDX Dev Week plans weeklong series of events, July 28

Portland has a great community of developers. And maybe, that’s something that we should do a little more to celebrate. That’s the idea behind PDX Dev Week, a week of amazing events for developer types, beginning July 28. Read More

Rentin', readin', and returnin': Portland's iFlipd creates a platform for renting ebooks — and getting value out of recycling them

Leave it to Portland. I mean, when one of your landmarks is an entire city block crammed full of new and used books, you may have a thing or two to say about how we read—and share in the experience of the written word. And while ebooks may have changed that dynamic a bit, one Portland startup is working to rethink how we can be using that format more effectively. Read More

If this doesn't motivate you to submit your Oregon Story Board application by July 15, nothing will

Applications for Oregon Story Board—the accelerator focused on the digital storytelling industry—close next week. July 15, to be exact. And if you’re still on the fence as to whether you should apply or not, this might be just the thing you need to help motivate you. Read More

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