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
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
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.
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.
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.