Silicon Florist links arrangement for March 28, 2022 💐

Portland community startup event returns after long hiatus

Portland entrepreneur and investor Josh Carter is bringing back a Portland startup event that has been dormant for about the last six years. That’s right, Demolicious is back.

Mindhunting in your member analytics

Adam DuVander shares some of his insights in the inaugural issue of Gravity, the field guide for product communities.

The Ultimate Guide to Onboarding Software Engineers

Onboarding is not a single thing. It happens in multiple parallel tracks which require different strategies. This makes onboarding even harder as participants (the new joiner and their manager) need to juggle focus and time invested.

GeekWire Awards 2022 Community Ballot

The much-anticipated and hotly-contested GeekWire Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs and technology leaders in the Pacific Northwest. Hosted live from the Showbox SoDo in Seattle on May 12, this year’s ceremony marks our return to in-person events — with a seated dinner, entertainment, fun surprises and coveted awards handed out in more than a dozen categories.

I wasted $40k on a fantastic startup idea

Over the next nine months I would quit my job, write over 200,000 lines of code, hire five contractors, create a Delaware C-Corp, add four doctors to my advisory board, and demo GlacierMD for twelve Bay Area medical practices. I would spend $40K of my own savings buying clinical trials and paying contractors to enter said trials into the GlacierMD database.

Startup Digest Portland – Issue #94

We’ve got three primer events, all in-person, in April: NewTech PDX, OEN PubTalk, and Demolicious. Full details are below. Be sure to check each event’s mask and vaccination requirements before registering to attend.

The Forest Report for March 28th, 2022

Jobs, events, and news from The Silicon Forest

I’m Opting Out of Ambition

I’m done trying to succeed in a system that rewards competition, exclusion, exhaustion, egocentrism, sleep deprivation, and dubious morals.