Maybe they should call it TalentFestNW: TechFestNW holds inaugural Talent Fair

Ask most startups around town about the challenges they’re experiencing and I can pretty much guarantee “finding talent” will be somewhere in the top 3. These days, it’s usually problem number one. And that’s why TechFestNW is working to help. By hosting a Talent Fair that helps Portland companies connect with local talent.

Looking for work?

Here are the companies who will have a presence at the Talent Fair:

  • Act-On
  • AppNexus
  • Aruba (Meridian)
  • CorSource
  • CrowdCompass
  • Daimler
  • Elemental
  • Idealist
  • iGrafx
  • Incomm Digital Solutions
  • Jama
  • Monsoon Commerce
  • Multnomah County
  • Nike
  • Puppet Labs
  • Simple
  • Smarsh
  • Treehouse
  • Urban Airship

Looking for talent?

If you’re in the market for some new hires, the following folks will be bringing their best and brightest to the event.

  • Code Guild
  • Epicodus
  • OHSU
  • Oregon Tech
  • OSU College of Business
  • Portland Code School
  • PSU School of Engineering

Feeling left out?

If you’re a business looking to hire tech talent, there’s still time to get involved with the TFNW Talent Fair. If you’re looking for work, you can attend the TFNW Talent Fair for $10 with no requirement to purchase a full pass to TechFestNW.

And if you’d like to attend TFNW and MusicFestNW, there’s still time to grab passes to those events, as well.

For more information, visit the TechFestNW Talent Fair section.

[Full disclosure: I am a cofounder of TFNW. I continue to advise on the event and will have the opportunity to introduce some of the speakers.]

  1. Is it possible to attend just the talent fair? The website is giving conflicting info. On this page it says, $10. http://techfestnw.com/talent-fair/

    But when you click ‘Register Now!’, it says that registrations are ‘off’.

  2. You can’t buy tickets online, but you can buy tickets at the door.

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