Category: Podcasts

Confused about encryption? Ken Westin can help

One of the things I most love about Portland is that we’ve got more unassuming expertise per capita than any town on earth. Tons of super talented people. But you’d never know it. Because they keep a low profile. So whenever one of them raises that profile a bit? I’m going to celebrate that. Like when Ken Westin decides to start a podcast on encryption. Read More

California Technology Council shines a spotlight on the Portland startup scene

While we realize all of the awesome stuff that is happening here in town, it’s always nice to see the Portland startup scene getting recognition from outside our region. Join the California Technology Council as they chat with Skip Newberry of the Technology Association of Oregon, Mat Ellis of Cloudability, and Malia Spencer of the Portland Business Journal. Read More

Don't just read all of the stupid things I say about Portland startups, listen to them

No. I didn’t start another podcast. But for reasons beyond my comprehension, I get asked to talk about Portland and startups. A lot. And it just happened again. Twice. And since the topic of conversation is based on you and your startuppy awesomeness, I thought you might like to know. So, if you’ve got a few minutes, tune into these podcasts from Partially Derivative and Launch Yourself. Read More

I'm not dead yet: Cort and Fatboy return to podcasting with That Whole Thing

Sometimes, people choose to walk away from something at which they are exceptionally gifted. Such was the case, last year, when popular Portland podcasters Cort Webber and Bobby “Fatboy” Roberts put nearly a decade of day-in-day-out work to rest with cortandfatboy is dead. Read More

Alex Payne discusses BankSimple, Portland, investors, and startup life

Well, Alex Payne, CTO and co-founder of BankSimple, took a few minutes to sit down with Startup Weekly and to share some of his thoughts.

It’s not often that someone tries to reinvent the banking industry. Especially from Portland, Oregon. But that’s exactly what the folks from BankSimple‘s Portland outpost are doing on a daily basis.

What’s it like? Well, Alex Payne, CTO and co-founder of BankSimple, took a few minutes to sit down with Startup Weekly and share some of his thoughts. Read More

Clicky talks about their business, startups, venture capital, and differences between Portland and the Valley

Clicky, a four-year old Web analytics startup here in Portland—that also provides the analytics right here on Silicon Florist—sat down to chat with Startup Weekly recently. During the interview, they cover everything from building a startup to comparing Portland and the Valley to venture capital.

While it’s great to read about startups in Portland, sometimes—actually often—you’d like to hear the story directly from the people who are building the startups. That’s what’s happening with Startup Weekly, a new show that talks to Portland area entrepreneurs.

The guys who built Clicky, a four-year old Web analytics startup here in Portland—that also provides the analytics right here on Silicon Florist—sat down to chat with Startup Weekly recently. During the interview, they cover everything from building a startup to comparing Portland and the Valley to venture capital. Read More

Calling all you digital journalist types! Digital Journalism Social Hour returns November 16

Digital Journalism Social Hour. It was a regular gathering of bloggers, podcasters, and traditional journalists organized by Abraham Hyatt, former managing editor of Oregon Business Magazine and now production editor at ReadWriteWeb.

You might remember a little thing called Digital Journalism Social Hour. It was a regular gathering that sprung out of the inaugural Digital Journalism Camp—an unconference for  bloggers, podcasters, and traditional journalists—organized by Abraham Hyatt, former managing editor of Oregon Business Magazine and now production editor at ReadWriteWeb.

Well, the event took a bit of hiatus. And it was sorely missed. But now—with the help of Betsy Richter of Redoing Media—it’s back. Read More

Spoiler alert: pdx.fm is very likely metamorphosing into cascadia.fm

Tomorrow morning, listen to Suck It™ at 8:30 AM PT and I will bet you money—even though I’m not a betting man—that Robert will announce that pdx.fm is transforming into something new. And that something new will be cascadia.fm.

Okay. So I’m a blogger. And one of the requirements of being a blogger is rumor mongering. Sorry. It’s true.

So even though I have absolutely no confirmation of anything of any sort. It’s almost a pre-requisite that I start making unsubstantiated assumptions. And casting some aspersions willy nilly. That’s right. I said “aspersions.”

You see, it appears to me—like some nutty game of Clue—that there’s something a brewin’ with that pdx.fm crew. Read More

memePDX 037: Live from Open Source Bridge

This week, Jason and Cami Kaos discuss The Miracle in July and Kickstarter, Open Source Bridge Startup Crawl, CivicApps hacking at Open Source Bridge, Be the Mayor and When will I be the Mayor?, burbn, and AT&T changing their data plans.

It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another memePDX.

This time, it’s a very special episode. Why? Well first, it was recorded live at Open Source Bridge, the entirely volunteer run conference for open source citizens. And second, it features everyone’s favorite guest host Jason Glaspey. Read More

memePDX 036: Live from WebVisions, Jive moves HQ, Portland software community census, Stumptown Game Machine acquired, Google I/O

Watch memePDX where Cami Kaos and I cover Jive software moving its headquarters to Palo Alto, the Portland software community census, Stumptown Game Machine getting acquired, and the Google news coming out of the I/O conference.

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another episode of memePDX, where we cover the hottest tech stories in Portland…and beyond.

It has come to our attention that a fair number of you missed the live episode from WebVisions last week. And since it was our first ever live episode of memePDX, that made us a little sad. For you. But buck up, little camper. Everything will be okay. Because you can see that episode now. Read More

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