Well, April kind of sped by didn’t it? It’s already May and we’re well on our way into conference season. But it’s not too early to get a little nostalgic about all the cool stuff that happened last month, is it? No. It’s not.
What did you and your peers think were the most important stories? You might be surprised. Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for April 2010. Read More
Let’s say—hypothetically—that there’s the search engine for finding stuff on the Internet. For the sake of argument, let’s call it “Google.” Now let’s say that that search engine wants to bring a big super fast Internet connection to some lucky city. And I mean fast. Gigabit fast. Let’s just call it “Google Fiber.”
What would you do to woo that Google Fiber group and make them think kindly of you? Well, if you’re Portland, Oregon, you brew a special beer. Duh. And then you call it Gigabit IPA. Read More
[HTML3]When you’ve built a gathering of interesting people that is consistently lauded as the best spot to meet and greet folks in the Portland tech and startup scene, people start to take notice. And that’s exactly what’s happening to Beer and Blog, the weekly happy hour for the Portland tech scene started by Justin Kistner.
What kind of people are noticing Beer and Blog now? Well, Portland Mayor Sam Adams for one. Yep, that’s right. The Mayor will be showing up tonight to hang out with the Beer and Blog crowd. Read More
[HTML1]Whenever I hear about tech types from out of town swinging by Portland, the first question out of my mouth is always—always—this: “Any chance you’re going to be here on Friday?”
Why? Because every Friday for the past two years the best place to meet and chat with the Portland tech community—as a community—has been Beer and Blog, a gathering with humble beginnings as an ad hoc support group of bloggers helping bloggers over beers that has steadily grown to become the de facto happy hour for the Portland startup and tech scene—whether you happen to blog or not.
And now, that little happy hour is all growed up in Internet years. Beer and Blog is celebrating its second anniversary today. Read More
Stop what you’re doing and take a little gander around your office. Nobody is really doing any work. They’re either sitting their biding their time until they have to go hang out with their crazy uncles or trying to avoid the never-ending series of last minute runs to the grocery store.
It’s wasted time really.
But what if…? What if you could leave your place of employ for “a very important business meeting with local bloggers” later this afternoon? That might be nice, mightn’t it? Read More
Most of the folks in the Portland Web scene have become all too familiar with a little Friday ritual called Beer and Blog. The event—which began with Justin Kistner helping a few other bloggers over beers—rapidly grew into the de facto happy hour for the Portland blogging and tech scene. So popular, in fact, that it spread to other cities.
But there were no rules saying you always had to go on a Friday. Or only go to Portland’s gathering, for that matter.
So this week, you’ve got the chance to go to Beer and Blog one day early—and get to experience Ignite Corvallis as a bonus. But how to get there? On this bus, my friend. Read More
While Taptu—makers of some impressive search functionality for the iPhone platform—may be headquartered across the big pond, their community manager, Jason Harris, lives right here in the Silicon Forest. So we’ve got a connection—I mean, besides that prevailing Portland love of all things iPhone.
And this Friday, we’ll have even more of a connection to Taptu. You see, they’re going to be hosting a focus group in which you might be interested. Better yet? They’re going to buy you a beer at Beer and Blog. And nothing makes friends quite like free beer. Read More
[HTML2]Now you know how I struggle with the rumors. Generally, I don’t post anything until I’ve had the chance to check it out. I mean, just look at what all you crazy Portlanders did with that Dave Chappelle rumor.
But this one falls into the “fairly certain” category. And since I’m convinced that Portland loves WordPress and beer almost as much as it loves Chappelle I’m going with it: Matt Mullenweg—none other than the guy who created WordPress—will be at Beer and Blog, this Friday. Read More
You know who you are. You participate in the tech events. You do cool stuff. And you dutifully attend Beer and Blog on a regular basis. But more often than not, when folks starting pulling out their laptops, the glow of little white apples makes you feel like you’re in the minority.
Well, revel in that Window-ness my friend, because you’ve got a chance to win big, this Friday. How, you ask? Well Beer and Blog will be raffling off a brand new Sprint 4G data card and six months of free service—and none of it is compatible with Macintosh. Read More
For many Portlanders, there are few things that taste better than a cool local microbrew on a hot summer day. In fact, I can really only think of one thing that might top that: making that beer free.
And that’s just what Beer and Blog Portland has done this week in conjunction with AboutUs, the awesome Portland-based wiki that’s creating an editable catalog of every single Web site in the world.
Oh, I’m sorry. You’re here for the free beer? Yes, there’s free beer courtesy of AboutUs. But why? Well, there’s reason to celebrate. You see, AboutUs turned three-years old last month. Read More