Category: Events

Widgets: Portland Web Innovators October 3

Portland Web Innovators have announced the topic and date of their October meeting.

The topic? Widgets. The date? October 3rd.

The event will feature Kevin Tate of Step Change and will be hosted by Nemo Design.

For more information or to RSVP, visit the Upcoming page.

Video: Alpha Geek streaming InVerge 2007

Portland’s own (well, okay, technically Sherwood’s own) Justin.tv correspondent, Alpha Geek, has provided a stream for the InVerge 2007 event, currently running down in the Pearl.

Click here to watch.

Meet: Portland Internet Astronauts September 20

Continuing to lead in the “quirkiest Portland group name” contest, Portland Internet Astronauts has announced the date for their monthly gathering. The event will be held the evening of September 20.

Talking about current internet hot topics, looking at the latest web start-ups and sharing our ideas for projects and what we’re working on.

Current start-ups are covered by sites like www.techcrunch.com.

Portland has a pretty great creative scene and I know lots of sites owners are out there… Why don’t we get together and chat about what we’re doing and share experiences?

Space is limited, so if you’re interested in attending, please RSVP at Meetup. Currently, Goboz and Loud Is Relative are planning on attending. Colour Lovers is the organizer.

[Editor’s Note: As an aside, Loud Is Relative admits to “wanting to be blogged by TechCrunch.” Well, they’re now in a blog entry with TechCrunch. One step closer to the dream. Baby steps, but steps nonetheless.]

Video: OpenID and Digital Identity

In case you—like me—missed the Portland Web Innovator‘s September meeting, OpenID and Digitial Identity, Dawn Foster was nice enough to shoot video.

[Update] Oopie. Scooped Dawn. Here’s her post on the event.

And here is the video:

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Portland pairing: Using Attensa and Jive Clearspace in tandem

Scott Niesen, Director of Marketing at Portland-based Attensa, will be presenting at the Office 2.0 conference, this afternoon. He’ll be describing how to use Attensa’s product in combination with another Portland startup’s product, Jive Software’s Clearspace.

You can get the high-level gist of his talk—how using these tools in combination can be an effective way of streamlining the information flow in your organization—from the presentation embedded below on Attensa’s blog. (Unfortunately the embed doesn’t play nicely with WordPress.)

At the very least, I wanted to highlight this pairing of complementary technologies from the Silicon Forest.

Uncloaking: LUNARR

Apparently, Wednesday is the “Announce the events I’d really like to attend yet upon which I will inevitably be forced to bail” Day at Silicon Florist. Here’s another one:

Portland-based LUNARR, which has gotten quite a bit of press for a company in stealth mode, is disengaging its cloaking device on September 17 at CubeSpace.

LUNARR was founded by wildly successful Japanese entrepreneur Toru Takasuka of Cybozu fame:

LUNARR was founded in January of 2006 in the high tech corridor of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. The brainchild of Toru Takasuka, one of Japan’s foremost technology entrepreneurs, LUNARR was founded on the idea that every knowledge worker in an organization has the potential to be a creative contributor, one who can have a significant impact on the organization’s success by sharing his or her unique ideas and perspectives through collaboration.

What do they do? Do you not understand the concept of “stealth”? I don’t know. We’ll just have to go to the launch party, won’t we? And by “we,” I mean “you.”

For information on the launch party, see the Upcoming page.

(Hat tip to Dawn Foster)

Portland Open Coffee Club, September 19

Portland Open Coffee Club is a gathering of entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-o-phile-ish people who meet at the Stumptown on Division every month to compare notes. The next meeting is September 19 at 10:00 AM.

The OpenCoffee Club was started to encourage entrepreneurs, developers and investors to organise real-world informal meetups to chat, network and grow.

For more information on Open Coffee Club, see the Open Coffee Club Ning site. To RSVP for the Portland event, see Upcoming.

And just to allay any fears, liking coffee is not a pre-requisite for attendance.

Reminder: KATU Portland-blogger meetup, tonight

Just a reminder that the KATU Portland-blogger meetup, previously discussed here, is happening tonight.

KATU Channel 2 Studios
2153 NE Sandy Blvd.
6:30 PM

While the initial reception was mixed, as of this posting, more than 90 people are planning to attend.

If you happen to go and blog about it, stop back by and drop a link. If enough people post, I’ll post a round-up of the feedback on the event.

Same goes for four-square at the Portland Mercury. Word around the campfire is that this will be the most blogged about game of four-square, ever.

Making PHP act like Rails

The Portland PHP users group, pdxphp, has scheduled its next meeting for September 11 at CubeSpace. The topic? Implementing Rails concepts with PHP.

The meeting begins at 6:30.

The Portland PHP Users Group is a community forum for people to share, meet and learn about PHP and Open Source technologies. The group strives to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in PHP regardless of their skill level or background. Through sharing and communication we believe we can foster a creative and successful community of PHP developers.

For more information, stay tuned to the pdxphp site.

Sneak peek: Jive Clearspace

We’ve got another swanky get together for you to add to your social calendar. We know people. What can we say?

Jive Software has plans to launch a new version of its Clearspace product. And, you’re invited to get an early glimpse of it.

Plus, free food and drinks. Oh, and the option to blog about the new features two days prior to the official release.

Jive is releasing a new version of Clearspace with what we think are some really cool improvements on Thursday, September 13th. We thought it might be fun to invite the Portland blogging, podcasting, and influencer community in for a sneak peak. Everyone is welcome to attend!

For more information, see the Upcoming page for the event or the Fast Wonder blog.

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