Every year, as the holidays roll around, I am reminded of a time when we—as a scrappy startup scene—all pulled together as a group to do something amazing. It was truly a first. And it was a fortifying moment for what the Portland startup scene and its friends could accomplish when we put our minds—and hearts—to it. This year, it’s the five year anniversary of that event. It was called 30 Hour Day. Read More
Has the Portland startup tech news slowed to halt? Have folks taken the week off in preparation for Independence Day? Has everyone been heads down working on their next amazing project?
To answer those in order: No, not by the looks of my inbox. No, not from what I see. And to some extent yes. You see, this weekend, we’ll be holding the next 30 Hour Day. And that has had my usual blogging time all eaten up with other activities.
You may know that one of our pet projects around here is 30 Hour Day, a Web-based telethon designed to raise money for local Portland charities and to raise awareness for charities worldwide.
Think Jerry Lewis meets YouTube. Only better. It’s 30 straight hours of entertainment and music, streamed over the Web so that anyone, anywhere can watch it from the comfort of his or her Web browser.
But it can’t take place without your help. Read More
Well, well, well. The flowers are in bloom. The birds are singing. That strange burning orb in the sky is making more and more regular appearances. It’s Spring in Portland.
Know what that means? That’s right. The next thing to come into full bloom with be a ton of big tech events. So get ready. Because here’s all the geeky goodness Portland has in store for you. Read More
Sometimes this content is so easy, it practically writes itself. Especially when I’m just repeating stuff I’ve written before. Again and again. But it bears repeating.
Well hello there! It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another episode of memePDX. I know. Kind of snuck up on you, didn’t it?
This week, Cami Kaos and I cover 30 hour day 2 in Portland’s living room (Pioneer Courthouse Square), ActiveTrak wins Seed Oregon, everyone wants Google Fiber, Urban Airship get $1.1 million, Windows Phone 7 Series, and Meego. Read More
It seems a bit self-serving that the first two episodes of Strange Love Live posted to Silicon Florist this year just so happen to have me in them. But that’s purely unintentional. It’s just how things work sometimes. And I promise the next one I post won’t have anything to do with me. Maybe. But it will definitely have something to do with Brian M. Westbrook.
In any case. For now, take a moment to revel in the Strange Love Live we recorded at 30 hour day—featuring a bevy of guests like Target for Tomorrow and the Horns of Destruction, Marie Deatherage, Beth Kanter, Amy Sample Ward, Renny Gleeson, Courtenay Hameister, and Scott McCarty. Read More
Hey! It’s the first Thursday of 2010. And whether you call it “two thousand ten” or “twenty ten,” you deserve a new episode of memePDX. Guess what? You’re in luck. We recorded one. Just for you.
This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Cyborg Camp 2010, Nozzl launches, Bac’n is consumed, Seesmic acquires Ping.fm, the Google Nexus One phone launches, and doing 30 hour day all over again. And then we get a little beggy and whiny about iTunes reviews for memePDX. But in a good way. Really. Read More
[HTML3]Howdy. Rick, here. I don’t usually do many “introspective” posts. But this seemed warranted. (Although, I’ve been hesitating to post this, because I keep thinking that Cami Kaos and Dr. Normal are going to realize the error of their ways. But given that they still haven’t said, “We were just joking,” I’m going to have to go ahead and run with this.)
In case you didn’t get the chance to tune into my appearance on Strange Love Live’s year end recap, I wanted to let you know that we had a couple of announcements. Read More