Tag: 2010

Still clinging to 2010: Visualizing Silicon Florist headlines from last year

Yes, it’s 2011. Yes, it’s probably time to move on from the nostalgic navel gazing and just embrace this spankin’ new year. You’re right. There’s already a bunch of cool stuff happening. It’s true. And I’ve already done the whole top posts of December and the year crap.

But wait. Look at this! It’s a visualization of what 2010 Silicon Florist headlines looked like. I mean, who can resist a word cloud visualization? Ooh. Shiny object. 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

Care to venture a guess as to who got picked for OEN Venture Northwest 2010? Oh. Fine. Here’s the list then.

Vying for cash is always a competition. But sometimes it’s actually a competition. I mean, like an event. Like the Bend Venture Conference. And like the annual Oregon Entrepreneur Network (OEN) Venture Northwest event.

Today, Venture Northwest revealed the speakers for this year. And of the 10 companies chosen to present, six fall into the realm of stuff Silicon Florist would usually cover. And I want one of them to win. So I’m only telling you about those six. Read More

Cyborg Sunday: Hacking open government data following CyborgCamp Portland 2010

[HTML2]Today, any self respecting cyborg is either in attendance at CyborgCamp 2010 in Portland or wet wired into the CyborgCamp livestream.

But that’s today. Tomorrow? The CyborgCamp folks—and anyone else who is interested—are going to be rolling up their sleeves and getting down to business as part of the Open Government Hackathon at NedSpace Old Town. Read More

Top ten Silicon Florist posts for May 2010

And you may have missed it. So I wanted to recap some of the more popular stories from Silicon Florist during May 2010.

How is it June already? On second thought, don’t answer that. I don’t really want to know. What’s done is done. Let’s just move on.

But wait. Before we do that. I do remember that there was all kinds of exciting stuff happening in May. And you may have missed it. So I wanted to recap some of the more popular stories from Silicon Florist during May 2010. Read More

Is your schedule open? Open Source Bridge and OSCON release final schedules for 2010

What kind of goodness, you ask? Well, each event Open Source Bridge 2010 and OSCON 2010 just released its final schedule so why don’t we take a look?

If there’s one thing people think of when they think of summer in Portland, Oregon, it’s beer. But once they stop thinking about that, they usually start thinking about all of the awesome tech events that take place here over the summer. And then they probably go back to thinking about beer.

Be that as it may. If you’re into open source, there is no better place to be this summer than Portland, where Open Source Bridge and OSCON will be filling the Rose City with all sorts of open source goodness. Read More

WebVisions 2010: All the webby goodness at which you can shake a digital stick… and it could be free for you

One more week and all of the Web aficionados will be descending upon Portland for WebVisions, the premier Portland Web conference now in its tenth year.

Well well well. It’s about that time. One more week and all of the Web aficionados will be descending upon Portland for WebVisions, the premier Portland Web conference now in its tenth year.

It’s a chance to see people like Merlin Mann, Agnieszka Gasparska, and Luke Williams. As well as any number of local favorites. And now, you have the opportunity to see all those folks for free. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for April 2010

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

Well, April kind of sped by didn’t it? It’s already May and we’re well on our way into conference season. But it’s not too early to get a little nostalgic about all the cool stuff that happened last month, is it? No. It’s not.

What did you and your peers think were the most important stories? 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 April 2010. Read More

Open Source Bridge opens registration for 2010 event

Registration just opened. And that means you can get a ticket to all of Open Source Bridge—and access to the 24-hour hacker lounge—for the early bird price $225. Or you can grab a one-day pass for $99.

If you like open source—and I’m betting you do—there’s no better or more affordable conference than Open Source Bridge, the entirely volunteer run conference designed for open source citizens. And the four-day event—held June 1 – 4, 2010 at the Portland Art Museum—is even more affordable if you act now.

That’s right. Registration just opened. And that means you can get a ticket to all of Open Source Bridge—and access to the 24-hour hacker lounge—for the early bird price $225. Or you can grab a one-day pass for $99. Read More

Top 10 Silicon Florist posts for February 2010

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

While it’s a short month, there was a ton of big news that came out during February. Lots of stuff in bloom, to be sure. But one company, in particular, seemed to dominate the headlines: Urban Airship.

Why? Find out below as we recap the top stories for February. Read More

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