While it used to be common knowledge around these parts, Portland Lunch 2.0 seems to have become a bit of an enigma. I can tell, because every time I start talking about it, folks are like “How do we even do a Portland Lunch 2.0?” Fair question. Let’s see if we can clear some of this up. For both attendees and hosts.
OpenSesame (@opensesamenow) will be our next Lunch 2.0 host on July 27.
You might remember OpenSesame from such honors as the grand prize at OEN Angel Oregon back in March.
What does OpenSesame do?
I’ll let Rick (@turoczy) explain:
The new venture—which combines talents from previous Portland startups like Eleven Wirelessand SplashCast—is very much an app store for corporate training videos. Allowing trainers from a wide variety of disciplines to get their content in front of corporations. And providing corporate HR departments with an API to hook the curriculum right into their existing training systems.
I have to say I’m stunned that only 30-some people have RSVP’ed for Lunch 2.0 on Wednesday with the Office of Cable Communications & Franchise Management.
It must be the beautiful weather that’s distracting you or work or something else. No worries. That’s why a friendly reminder always precedes these events.
Consider yourself reminded.
Hot on the heels of the third Lunch 2.0 at WebTrends, I’m pleased to announce another three-time host will be joining the likes WebTrends and AboutUs, the City of Portland.
On June 29, the Office of Cable Communications & Franchise Management will join the Portland Development Commission and CivicApps as the third City organization to host a Lunch 2.0 and invite the community to an open dialog about City matters. Read More
Did you forget that Webtrends (@webtrends) wants to have you over for lunch on Wednesday?
No worries, that’s why we’re here, to remind you about free lunch. Oh, and to inform you about startups, the local tech scene, etc. All that stuff too.
You may get a chance to check out Webtrends’ newest product Analytics 10, which unites all your social, mobile and web analytics into a single console.
And hey, if it’s sunny (a big if), you can hang out on their balcony too.
Local analytics powerhouse, WebTrends (@webtrends) will be hosting their third Lunch 2.0 on May 11, 2011.
Not that a Lunch 2.0 needs one, but the occasion is the launch of their newest product, Analytics 10, a tool that unifies web, social and mobile analytics into a single package. Win.
They’ll have Analytics 10 available to test-drive, if you’re interested, but if you’re not, no worries, the usual free-form networking will be in full swing as well. Maybe if we’re lucky, the sun will make an appearance, so we can bask on the deck.
As some of you know, Portland Lunch 2.0 organizer Jake Kuramoto has his hands a little full as of late. So I’m stepping in to guest post for him on the upcoming Lunch 2.0 at Small Society.
Um. Yeah. So our friends at Small Society? You know, that awesome Portland iOS dev shop founded by Raven Zachary (@ravenme) and James Keller (@semaphoria)? They’re buying you lunch this Wednesday. So they’d like you to come visit. And eat. Read More
Just wondering because there are only 34 RSVPs on Upcoming, and frankly, that seems a bit low for free lunch. I guess it must be because geeks wait until the absolute last minute to decide on stuff like this.
Emma is currently breaking in their new space on East Burnside; they’ve been hiring local people you might know, e.g. PostgreSQL maven Selena Decklemann (@selenamarie), and they want to get to know you over lunch.
Did I mention they’re also hiring?
IOS development shop, Small Society (@smallsociety) will be hosting Lunch 2.0 on April 6. Bring your iPad 2.
If you read here, you’ll know that Portland has a burgeoning mobile development scene. You don’t have to read here to know that, but we do talk about it a lot.
Small Society was in on the ground floor of the mobile app explosion (insert hipster meme here), and founders Raven Zachary (@ravenme) and James Keller (@semaphoria) have built a extraordinary team of iOS developers who crank out magical apps for big and small brands alike. Read More
Did you know that the OTBC (@otbc) wants to invite you over to their place in Beaverton for cocktails on Wednesday?
Just wondering, since the RSVP list is pretty short right now. Maybe you missed the announcement, or you got busy and forgot. It happens.
Let’s not get into the whole, it’s too far debate. The OTBC can be reached by MAX and bus, and for many of you, it’s on the way home.
So, enough with the excuses.