It appears that Summer has arrived, which means lots of stuff to do, including a Lunch 2.0 at the Portland Development Commission (@pdxdevelopment) this coming Wednesday from 12-2 PM.
You won’t want to miss this one.
The PDC has been active lately, including tech as part of their Economic Development Strategy and polling Portland software community for input and information.
Last week, Eva Schweber (@EvaCatHerder) and Audrey Eschright (@spinnerin) started a Portland software community census to provide the City and the PDC with good demographic data to guide their policies.
You’ll want to fill that out, so I’ll wait.
Identity powerhouse, JanRain, will be opening their offices on July 14 to host a Lunch 2.0.
By July, the weather should be nice and balmy, and the plan is to have the lunch festivities on the roof-top deck of JanRain’s office building at 519 SW 3rd Avenue.
There’s a fantastic, panoramic view of the Willamette, all our bridges and points East, from up there, so keep your fingers crossed for weather cooperation on July 14.
In addition to a great view, good food and usual Lunch 2.0 crowd, the good people from JanRain will be happy to chat you up about their RPX and OPX products, OpenID and OAuth in general, industry trends in social media, all the above.
Webtrends (@webtrends) and Network Redux (@networkredux) will be co-hosting Lunch 2.0 at Webtrends’ downtown office on Wednesday, June 16.
You probably know that Webtrends has been on a roll lately, recently launching Facebook analytics, and becoming the new nexus for Portland tech meetups.
You might also know that Network Redux (pronounced re-ducks) hosts many local sites, including the Webtrends blog network and the Portland WordPress User Group (@pdxwp), as well as sites for products you probably know like Camino (Rick’s favorite browser), Growl and Adium.
I feel a Reese’s reference to peanut butter and chocolate bubbling up, but I’m sure you’ve read enough of those here already.
Spring is here, and that means tech conference season, among other things.
WebVisions, the locally-grown conference focusing on the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy, is celebrating its tenth year.
Ten is a lot of years when you’re talking about anything, but especially when it’s related to tech. Think about what you were doing ten years ago if you want proof.
Anyway, the tenth iteration of WebVisions is coming up fast. It’s May 19-21 at the Oregon Convention Center, in case you didn’t know, and Brad Smith (@webvisions) and his team want to buy you lunch this Wednesday, April 14.
I’m exited to announce that the Portland Development Commission (@pdxdevelopment) will be our host for Lunch 2.0 on May 19.
Granted, I’m always excited about announcing Lunch 2.0s, but this one will be another event that commingles our beloved tech community with other Portland communities, like March’s Lunch 2.0 was.
Plus, how great is it to have the City recognize that geeks matter? Read More
Did you know WebVisions is celebrating its 10th year this year?
I wonder what the sessions were in 2000, maybe “Looking ahead to Internet Explorer 6”? We’ve come a long way since then, and Brad Smith (@webvisions) and his great team have continued to produce a great conference, mixing design with technology and trends.
Anyway, WebVisions will be hosting Lunch 2.0 on April 14, about a month before the conference, which is May 19-21 at the Oregon Convention Center.
If you’re not familiar with WebVisions, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about a gem of a conference held in our backyard firectly from the organizers and past attendees. Read More
Yesterday, well over a hundred people gathered at Hive-FX‘s office in the SE waterfront for a Reese’s-like Lunch 2.0 co-hosted by Oregon Film (@oregonfilm), Beam Development and Hive (@hivefx).
I’ll explain. If you read here, you’ll know one of Rick’s favorite expressions is the classic:
“You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!”
“You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!”
As with those two great tastes that taste great together, yesterday’s Lunch 2.0 brought together several communities, ones that don’t normally mix, and the result was good.
I’m a big proponent of getting the Portland tech scene—a very creative group in their own right—talking to the more established creative communities here in Portland, like graphic design, apparel, food carts, advertising, craft brewing, and film—just to name a few. It’s always nice to see different creative types getting together.
Well today seems to be a banner day for that. First, Oregon Film hosted a jampacked Portland Lunch 2.0 that brought filmmakers and tech folks together. And now AIGA Portland will be hosting dMob dLux, a gathering of graphic designers and tech types at PIE, tonight. Read More
Friendly reminder, this Wednesday, March 10, Oregon Film, Beam Development and Hive-FX will be co-hosting Lunch 2.0 at Hive’s offices in the SE waterfront from 12 to 2 PM.
Hive is easy walking distance from AboutUs where we were last month, in case you need some geographical perspective.
This lunch should be interesting, since it theoretically combines several different local communities into a single room, sparking some unusual and enlightening conversations.
I say theoretically because you never know who will/won’t show up and what will/won’t transpire, but I’m pretty confident this one is going to be different.
It’s Thursday. Oh yes it is. And It’s a post Ignite Portland Thursday at that. So you’re probably dragging a little. Looking for something to make you “appear busy.” Well, if watching people talk about the hottest tech stories in Portland and beyond will help you look that way, you’re in luck.
This week on memePDX, Cami Kaos and I cover Platial calling it quits, upcoming Portland Lunch 2.0 with Oregon Film, ShopIgniter’s funding, Webtrends Facebook analytics, and then a whole bunch of patent stuff. Read More