Tag: 30 hour day

Portland’s rollercoaster year: Recapping the 2009 startup scene and looking forward to 2010

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of sitting on the couch at Strange Love Live as Cami Kaos, Dr. Normal, and I talked through the year that was. It was one of tremendous highs and extreme lows.

Last Friday, I had the pleasure—for the fourth time—of sitting on the couch at Strange Love Live as Cami Kaos, Dr. Normal, and I talked through the year that was. It was one of tremendous highs and extreme lows. I think I may have even called the ebb and flow of 2009 “manic depressive.”

And as I kept babbling, struggling for a way to describe 2009, Cami stopped me. And then summarized the whole thing, quite simply, as a “rollercoaster.” Which is a perfect summary. Because that’s exactly what 2009 was for the Portland startup scene. A rollercoaster. Read More

memePDX 018: Second Porch, Crazy Neighbor, Microsoft, NORAD Santa Tracker, and 30 hour day

This week on memePDX, Cami Kaos and I discuss Second Porch getting funding, Crazy Neighbor, Microsoft patent infringement, NORAD Santa Tracker, and 30 hour day.

Merry Christmas Eve! Why are you sitting in front of the computer? Oh. Well okay then. We might as well entertain you with a special holiday edition of memePDX.

This week on memePDX, Cami Kaos and I discuss Second Porch getting funding, Crazy Neighbor, Microsoft patent infringement, NORAD Santa Tracker, and 30 hour day. Read More

30 hour day: Still can’t quite find the words… but I found some photos

For now, I’ll take a cue from my brilliant co-host of 30 hour day, Cami Kaos, and do a little of that a picture is worth a 1,000 words thing.

Someday, I’ll actually be able to compose a wrap up post. For now, I’ll take a cue from my brilliant co-host of 30 hour day, Cami Kaos, and do a little of that “a picture is worth a 1,000 words” thing.

Image courtesy Aaron Hockley. Used under Creative Commons. Read More

memePDX 017: 30 hour day preview show

What’s 30 hour day you ask? It’s like memePDX, only like 100 times longer. And it’s also a 30 hour livestreaming telethon that starts this Friday afternoon. No sleep. All for charities like Free Geek, Oregon Food Bank, and Toys for Tots.

Hey, it’s Thursday. Kind of. A little bit still. And that means it’s time for another memePDX.

This week, Cami Kaos and I are a little preoccupied. But in a good way. I mean, in a charitable way. Won’t someone please think of the children? Oh sorry. Anyway, memePDX is a special episode, this week. And it will get you all prepared for 30 hour day. What’s 30 hour day you ask? It’s like memePDX, only like 100 times longer. And it’s also a 30 hour livestreaming telethon that starts this Friday afternoon. No sleep. All for charities like Free Geek, Oregon Food Bank, and Toys for Tots.

Are you ready for 30 hour day? Watch this. You will be. (Yoda voice:) You will be. Read More

Can’t wait for 30 hour day? Bring a toy to the KGW The Square tweetup tonight or help us pick a tree tomorrow

kicking off some of the festivities tonight by joining KGW The Square for a Twitter-fueled Toy Drive and then heading out to another tweetup on Saturday to grab the 30 hour day tree—a whole week before the actual event begins.

While I’ve been resisting the urge to blather on and on about 30 hour day, here, the time is drawing near. And things are getting into full swing. While I’ll share—perhaps overshare—way more details next week, suffice it to say that 30 hour day is a joint effort between Strange Love Live and Silicon Florist. It’s a telethon to raise money for Free Geek, Oregon Food Bank, and Toys for Tots. 30 consecutive hours. No sleep. All for charity.

We’re pretty darned excited about the whole thing. So much so, that we’re looking forward to kicking off some of the festivities tonight by joining KGW The Square for a Twitter-fueled Toy Drive and then heading out to another tweetup on Saturday to grab the 30 hour day tree—a whole week before the actual event begins. Read More

memePDX 016: JanRain, NedSpace, 30 hour day on KGW The Square and TreeUp TweetUp, Lala, Google, and DARPA balloons

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss JanRain’s $3.25 million, NedSpace, 30 hour day on The Square and TreeUp TweetUp, Apple buying Lala, Google, and DARPA balloons.

Where has the week gone? It seems like just yesterday that we were regaling in the exploits of the Portland tech scene. Well, like it or not, it’s Thursday. And that means you get a new episode of memePDX. It’s like fruitcake. Only less edible.

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss JanRain’s $3.25 million, NedSpace, 30 hour day on The Square and TreeUp TweetUp, Apple buying Lala, Google, and DARPA balloons. Read More

memePDX 010: OSCON’s back, Venture Northwest, Cort & Fatboy, Building a better journalist, Blogging is dead, and Whitehouse.gov on Drupal

For a special Halloween episode of memePDX, join the disembodied heads of Cami and as we cover OSCON’s back in Portland, Venture Northwest, Cort & Fatboy, Building a Better Journalist, Technorati’s state of the blogosphere, and Whitehouse.gov on Drupal.

Happy Thursday! it’s time for another episode of memePDX, where Cami Kaos and I cover the hottest tech stories in Portland and beyond.

For a special Halloween episode of memePDX, join the disembodied heads of Cami and as we cover OSCON’s back in Portland, Venture Northwest, Cort & Fatboy, Building a Better Journalist, Technorati’s state of the blogosphere, and Whitehouse.gov on Drupal.

But that’s not all. Cami also reveals a secret project underway. Read More

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