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Summer school: Hack Oregon opens applications for next class of Hack University

Here in Oregon, we like to do things a little differently. Even when it comes to something as structured as coding. We’ve got traditional code schools. But we’ve also got Hack Oregon. It’s not a code school, per se. It’s more of a code university, rethinking the model for teaching people to code and work among other developers. Read More

When you code, Portland, Code for America and Reboot Democracy

We here in Portland love a good cause. And a good hackathon. So when it comes to a hackathon for a good cause? Oh my. It’s perfect.

And here’s the perfect opportunity: Code for America is hosting a Reboot Democracy Hackathon, this Sunday. Read More

Shit that Silicon Forest startups almost said

Remember a few weeks ago? No. I mean really. Do you remember a few weeks ago? Good. Because I have a hard time remembering that far back sometimes.

Anyway, remember a few weeks about when “Shit [whomever] says” was blowing up as a meme on the Web? Well, in the midst of a meme-fever, it seemed a sure thing that the world needed “Shit Silicon Forest startups say.” Read More

Red Hat and Max Ogden team up for Map Hack, an all night geolocation hackathon

Red Hat invites you to join Max Ogden for Map Hack, a all-night geolocation app hackathon starting at 7 PM Saturday and running until 11 AM Sunday.

It’s pretty late to be reading blog posts. Whatcha doing? Up hacking on stuff? What’s that? You’re reading this in the morning? Oh. Well maybe you’re still hacking on stuff. Okay. Whatever. Forget the whole time thing. Point is: you’re hacking on stuff.

Well, if you want a little company with that whole hacking, Red Hat invites you to join Max Ogden for Map Hack, a all-night geolocation app hackathon starting at 7 PM Saturday and running until 11 AM Sunday. Read More

Is Portland, Oregon, really the de facto hub of open source? Montreal, Quebec, and Raleigh, North Carolina, say no

[HTML3]Okay. I may be a little overly fond of calling Portland the “de facto hub of open source.” I mean, we play host to OSCON and Open Source Bridge. We’ve got a very active open source community. Our fair city has opened up its data to let people hack to their hearts’ content. And we’re home to a bevvy of open source types like Steve Holden and, yes, Linus Torvalds. Heck, we even have open source based companies like Puppet Labs that are getting funded. And some of the most influential folks on Github Read More

Top 20 Silicon Florist posts for 2010

It’s like some pre-requisite for blogging. At the end of the year, you’re required to get all reflective and self-assessing. It’s true. Otherwise they take your blog away. And they change the secret handshake.

Far be it from me to attempt to buck this trend. And to make sure I appease the blogging deities sufficiently, I’m going to forego the “top 10” list and offer a top 20. That’s right, gentle reader. The top 20 Silicon Florist posts from the past year. Yes, I like you that much. Read More

Want to report municipal problems in the de facto hub of open source? There’s no better way than the City of Portland Android app

Introducing PDX Reporter, a new Android app designed to report problems directly to the city of Portland, Oregon, quickly and easily.

Portland has declared itself an open city. It has worked hard to champion open source, open its data, and look for new and interesting ways to get more involved in the open source software community.

But to report a problem to the City with a mobile app? Well, that took an iPhone—a notably proprietary system. That was, until now. Introducing PDX Reporter, a new Android app designed to report problems directly to the city, quickly and easily. Read More

WHEREAS Portland loves open source: City of Portland declares Open Source in Government Week

City of Portland has done in recent history, they just declared this week “Open Source in Government” week in Portland to celebrate open source and the GOSCON —the government open source conference—being held here, this week

[HTML1]Let’s just get this out of the way: Portland, Oregon, is the de facto hub of open source.

There. I said it. What? Don’t believe me? Well, in addition to all of the other open source loving things the City of Portland has done in recent history, they just declared this week “Open Source in Government” week in Portland to celebrate open source and the GOSCON—the government open source conference—being held here, this week. Read More

It’s official. OSCON 2011 will be held in Portland, the unofficial hub of open source.

[HTML1]After being a sure thing for so many years, OSCON, the premier open source conference in the world, stepped away from Portland in 2009.

Now, now, now. Dry those little tears. They came back. OSCON 2010 was held right here in Portland.

But now, we always kind of have to wonder: will they or won’t they? Will they pick us again? Or will they choose another location? 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

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