Anyone familiar with the major tech blogs knows the name “Om.” And now, we’ve got a local connection to the GigaOm media empire. Web Worker Daily has recently added Jason Harris as one of its writers. Harris also writes for Download Squad and his own blog, Techcraver.
(Sorry for the late notice. I just received the invite myself.)
February 8 and 9, the University of Portland will host a Friday evening plus all day Saturday conference on starting new ventures. The social event Friday evening will be downtown Portland and all Saturday sessions will be on the University of Portland campus. The theme of the conference emphasizes start-ups in the clean technology space.
If you want to listen in live over the Internet, or listen to a recording later on, both the live stream and the recorded shows are available from the AM 970 website. You can, of course, just tune into 970 AM during the 2-3pm hour, as well. I will be interviewed by Rick Emerson and provide some background on Ignite Portland 2 and what people can expect. We appreciate the opportunity from AM 970 to get the word out. Twitter and Upcoming have been great avenues to market the event, but getting coverage in The Oregonian and AM 970 will help us reach those people not actively participating in the Portland online community.
If you’ve been thinking about maybe attending Ignite Portland, you’ve got less than 36 hours to RSVP. If you need more information, visit Ignite Portland.
And last but not least, if you’re planning on attending Ignite Portland, please take a minute to find me and introduce yourself, if you get the chance. I’m looking forward to meeting you.
How is this possible? Well, in addition to a bunch of hard work by a bunch of talented folks, this rapid development is thanks in no small part to the Calagator team’s choice to adopt microformats for importing event information, specifically hCal.
So let the importing (and bug reporting) begin!
For more information on importing your Portland tech events into Calagator, see the Calagator blog.
From Peat Bakke: “My presentation is about “Beauty in Abandonment” — it’s about photographing abandoned places and things in the Portland area. I’ll also be wandering around, helping people register, find seats, and answering questions about the whole shebang. “
At today’s Ignite Portland planning lunch, Raven brought his wife Mara’s MacBook Air – the one he ordered from her from the expo floor at Macworld, immediately after it was announced in Steve Jobs’ keynote.
Could we be seeing some early thoughts around extending the functionality of Jive Software’s Clearspace?
“As I’ve been using Twitter, I’ve realized that there are some posts I make (or that I’d like to make) that are related to the work I’m currently doing. For example, I’ll post a URL that I’d want the people working on Clearspace 2.0 and our PR Agency to see.”
Kevin Spence of Portland Small Business posts: “I just saw this on my feed reader this morning. The Impact of Component Modularity on Design Evolution: Evidence from the Software Industry authored by Alan MacCormack, John Rusnak, and Carliss Y. Baldwin.”
Portland’s own Dalas Verdugo posts on search improvements to Vimeo: “Now when you search for videos and people on Vimeo, you have more options for sorting and filtering your search results. These new options will help you to refine your search and pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for.”
Now, that’s not only Memorial Day weekend, it’s also pretty darn close to WebVisions 2008, which runs May 22-23, 2008, in Portland.
Oregon-native and Startup Weekend organizer, Andrew Hyde, has promised that he has a few surprises up his sleeve for this one.
I, for one, am looking forward to doing whatever I can to make this event a success for Startup Weekend—and Portland. And I hope you’ll join the fun.
(To help promote this event, feel free to use the Startup Weekend badge above.)
Just as Portland has made Ignite Portland an overwhelming success and promises to make Lunch 2.0 a Portland-flavored affair, I’m sure we can show the Startup Weekend folks how Portland puts its own unique spin on these types of events.
Tickets for Startup Weekend Portland will be sold here for $40. This is really a RSVP cost, and you will receive your fair share of food, swag and memories. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring a meal, shirts or massive amounts of caffeine, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portland-based Grabb.it, the music service that helps users share and rate MP3s, has announced the release of a rich RESTful API for accessing its data.
The primary resource type Grabb.it makes available is the playlist. We make playlists available in many formats, at many endpoints. We also have a few methods to manipulate and generate playlists. This document details the formats, endpoints (access urls) and uses of Grabb.it playlists.
Portland-based SplashCast, makers of the media widget that allows anyone to create their own channels of content, has just crossed the 200 million views mark, rapidly eclipsing the 100 million views mark they hit just nine weeks ago.
Another impressive metric, SplashCast is reporting that they have more than 8.5 million unique users.
“That likely puts SplashCast in the top 20 of widget providers on comScore’s widget metrix chart,” said Mike Berkley, CEO of SplashCast.