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Annoyed by FarmVille, Mafia Wars, or FrontierVille? Thank Portland’s Puppet Labs for helping configure Zynga’s servers.

Puppet Labs’ open source server configuration management product Puppet helps Zynga scale more effectively by enabling them to configure thousands of servers almost instantaneously.

[HTML3]If you’ve ever spent any time online at all, you’ve likely encountered someone who wanted you to help them buy a cow or join a mafia family or survive Oregon Trail 2.0 without dying of dynsentery. Because Zynga‘s games are some of the most popular games online.

But without Portland-based Puppet Labs, that might not be the case. You see, Puppet Labs’ open source server configuration management product Puppet helps Zynga scale more effectively by enabling them to configure thousands of servers almost instantaneously. Read More

How to build a successful startup in 21 days (Hint: Add bacon)

But the guidance on how to build a startup in 21 days has been all laid out for you in a new book from the founders of Bac’n: From Idea to Web Startup in 21 Days: Creating bacn.com.

[HTML4]Remember that whole Bac’n thing? That Portland startup that sold bacon on the Internet? Did you know that the entire project—concept to launch—only took 21 days? What the…? How the heck do you build a successful startup in three weeks? Furthermore, is this entire post going to be written in the form of questions?

Well, I can’t answer that last question. But the guidance on how to build a startup in 21 days has been all laid out for you in a new book from the founders of Bac’n: From Idea to Web Startup in 21 Days: Creating bacn.com. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for June 2010

Well, well, well. I’m a little late with the top 10 list this month. What with Fourth of Julys and 30 Hour Days and whatnot. But I still wanted to make sure that you got your monthly report on what people found most interesting here on Silicon Florist.

So let’s cut the jibber jabber and get the top 10 Silicon Florist posts for the month of June, based on the combined number of readers from the Web and RSS. 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

Nine opportunities (and then some) to find your Portland dream job

Sure, sure. It’s the Friday before a long weekend. But when you’re looking for a new job, you really don’t ever take a break. Especially when it could be your dream job.

And there’s no better place to look for jobs of geeky goodness than the Silicon Florist Job & Gig board. So why not take a few seconds and thumb through the options for employment? Read More

Need work? Six Portland jobs and one gig that could put you to work

Because if you’re looking for a job in Portland in the tech or startup scene, here are a few through which to thumb. All hot and fresh from the new Silicon Florist Job & Gig board.

It’s Friday. And that means many folks are preparing for another weekend of researching jobs and gigs, either in hopes of finding a something new to do or in hopes of gaining more meaningful employment.

If you’re one of those folks. I’ve got a few more dream jobs to add to your list. Because if you’re looking for a job in Portland in the tech or startup scene, we’ve got some interesting options, all hot and fresh from the new Silicon Florist Job & Gig board. Read More

Portland pitch day: April 22 pitch True Ventures or Funding Universe CrowdPitch (Better yet, pitch both)

Both Funding Universe a good first-pitch opportunity where you’ll be trying to woo the crowd and True Ventures an opportunity to woo true investors, pun intended will be holding pitch sessions

Remember that common complaint about startups not having access to investors in Portland? Well, I don’t want to hear anything about that. Not on April 22, at least.

Why? Because it just so happens that on that day, both Funding Universe—a good first-pitch where you’ll be trying to woo the crowd—and True Ventures—an opportunity to woo true investors, pun intended—will be holding sessions that will give you the opportunity to either practice your pitch or to try it out for real. Read More

What down economy? Five Portland startups looking to hire developers and technical talent

highlighting the fact that there are five Portland-area startup or startup-ish companies—and all companies for whom I would love to work—looking to hire some technical talent. Right now.

[HTML1]Anyone who reads Silicon Florist on a regular basis may quickly come to the conclusion that I have something nice to say about practically anything going on in the Portland startup scene. And yes, that conclusion is probably correct. So if I’ve got something nice to say about every little thing then why should a supposedly sour economy be any different? I mean, I can find something nice to say about it, right?

Or maybe I can just dodge the question by highlighting the fact that there are five Portland-area startup or startup-ish companies—and all companies for whom I would love to work—looking to hire some technical talent. Right now. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for March 2010

Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for March 2010.

Well March seemed to just fly by. But even as fast as it was, there were some really big stories coming out of Portland and the Silicon Forest.

But what did you think the most important stories were? 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 March 2010. Read More

Second Porch finds a home for a $1 million investment led by Oregon Angel Fund

This week, Second Porch announced that they have secured $1 million in investment led by the Oregon Angel Fund.

During a SXSW panel on startups in smaller metropolitan areas, I spent some time talking about how venture capital was a bit more difficult to come by in towns like Portland. But I’ll be darned if some awesome Portland startups—like Urban Airship, ShopIgniter, and ActiveTrak—aren’t working to prove me wrong. And now? Another Portland startup has joined the list.

This week, Second Porch announced that they have secured $1 million in investment led by the Oregon Angel Fund. Read More