If there’s one thing people think of when they think of summer in Portland, Oregon, it’s beer. But once they stop thinking about that, they usually start thinking about all of the awesome tech events that take place here over the summer. And then they probably go back to thinking about beer.
Be that as it may. If you’re into open source, there is no better place to be this summer than Portland, where Open Source Bridge and OSCON will be filling the Rose City with all sorts of open source goodness. Read More
Last year, we mounted a heartfelt yet unsuccessful attempt to woo BlogHer, the premier event for women bloggers, to Portland. While we lost due to an all-too-common Portland drawback—no hotel capable of housing all attendees—there are no hard feelings.
Really. And just to prove it, there are a whole bunch of attendees from Oregon headed to Chicago, this week. Read More
It’s just a bit shy of two weeks since we launched the first ever Open Source Bridge—an entirely volunteer run conference for open source citizens—here in Portland. While it was a great event, it was also a bit of a whirlwind. And I wasn’t even terribly involved. I can only imagine how it felt for folks who were presenting and participating.
But that’s why we hire people like Aaron Hockley to take photos. So that we can remember all of those moments. Read More
I can still remember when I first heard the term “the Cloud.” As in, we’re saving that up in the Cloud. My initial thought was “anything having to do with clouds and Portland is going to own that.”
Well, I’ve managed to get a wee bit more educated about the whole cloud thing since then. But I’m definitely not as savvy as the folks who will be gathering to discuss Cloud computing on June 30 as part of CloudCamp PDX. Read More
We’re drawing near to the end of three days of open source awesomeness, thanks to Open Source Bridge, the first ever entirely volunteer run open source conference. It’s been an amazing event. And now, it’s time to celebrate what we were able to accomplish.
Why the sad face? You’re invited!
That’s right. The Open Source Bridge after party is open to all of the folks in Portland. So come out and join the people from the conference, our gracious hosts, and all of our volunteers for a beer or two. Read More
As many of you know, Evan Prodromou of Laconica—the foundation of the open source microblogging service Identica—is here in town for Open Source Bridge. He’s been spending time in the hacker lounge and speaking at the conference. But he wants to make sure that he can meet up with other Identica users while he’s in town.
What to do? Hold a meetup. Which is exactly what he’ll be doing. At Russell Street BBQ. Today. At noon. Read More
[HTML4]Portland Mayor Sam Adams opened the second day of Open Source Bridge with a keynote calling for increased collaboration between the City of Portland and the open source community.
Why? In hopes of making Portland the “hub of open source” and—in a bit of throwing down the municipal open source gauntlet—vowing to “out open source” Vancouver, British Columbia, which has recently declared itself a completely open city.
“Bottom line: the city government has unnecessarily been closed in proprietary software and has been a a laggard in using open source software,” said Adams. And he wants to see Portland change that. Read More
Today marks the opening of Open Source Bridge, the entirely volunteer run open source conference being held at the Oregon Convention Center June 17-19.
And I know you’re busy. But you’re still tempted right? I know. But three days? That’s a lot of time away from your projects.
Tell you what, why don’t you just go for one day? That’s right. Day passes to Open Source Bridge are now available for $99. Read More
Every so often, we’re struck by some interesting serendipity here in Portland. It’s part of what makes this town so amazing. Now, I’m wondering if we can take advantage of some of that serendipity—yet again.
You see, this week we’re experiencing a little happenstance with Open Source Bridge geekiness and Wil Wheaton geekiness all happening at the same time.
What if…? What if we could combine the two? Read More
Without a doubt, one of Portland’s favorite blogging platforms is WordPress. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s open source. It’s easy to tweak and extend. And it’s got a great developer community both here in town and throughout the world.
And there’s no better place to learn about using, manipulating, and generally mucking with WordPress than WordCamp Portland. Don’t believe me? Well check out the speakers they just announced. Read More