There are a number of events that I hold in both high regard and high in nostalgia. One of them is Demolicious, a Portland technology event originally conceived and managed by Adam DuVander. The focus? Get people to demo a product or application that they were building — no matter how rough and unpolished it happened to be.Read More
He’s been talking about mapping APIs since way back when. In fact, he wrote the book on map scripting. As if that wasn’t enough, he was lead editor for ProgrammableWeb, the go to resource for API information. Now, Adam DuVander is making that API knowledge even more accessible. Meet EveryDeveloper. Read More
I’m always a fan of Portland startups securing experienced talent—especially when it’s local talent. And that’s why I’m happy to report that local tech booster Adam DuVander has joined Portland startup Orchestrate as director of developer relations. Read More
If you don’t know Adam DuVander, you should. He’s one of the unsung champions of the Portland tech scene. He was one of the first Beer and Blog attendees; he started Demolicious; he was on the committee that brought the Ignite format to Portland; and the same group who helped bring BarCamp to Portland. But it’s what he’s done outside of town that’s even more impressive. Read More
A few years back, we used to have a great group called Portland Web Innovators. It served as a monthly gathering of folks working in the tech scene. Time wore on and the group leaders got busy and it basically trailed off. But one component of that formative group is coming back—a quarterly event to feature early stage prototypes called Demolicious. Read More
For many people, things are starting to slow down as Thanksgiving approaches. But for others? Things are just heating up. Literally.
Yes folks, it is once again that time to turn our eyes toward Portland’s own Turkey Tracker, the Internet phenomenon that lets you and yours track turkey temperature and preparation in real time. Why? Because they can. Read More
Yes, I realize “paperbacking” isn’t a word. But you hip kids Google and Skype and whatnot. I thought you would give me a little leeway. Or something. What’s that? Whoa whoa whoa. “Geogeeking” is so a word. Is so. Is so!
I think we’re just going to have to agree to disagree. (Is SO!) Because I’ve got more important fish to fry here. You see, one of our favorite Portland tech types—Adam DuVander—has finished his tome to geogeeking (is SO!), Map Scripting 101: An Example-Driven Guide to Building Interactive Maps with Bing, Yahoo!, and Google Maps. And we’re not talking any eBook here. We’re talking real dead tree stuff. And that, my friends, deserves a Map Scripting 101 launch party. Read More
In a very Barack-Obama-naming-his-running-mate-esque moment, I saw Bram Pitoyo congratulate the new Legion of Tech board members in a tweet.
I’m struggling to find an “official” post on this , but If texting is good enough for Barack, then Twitter is absolutely perfect for Legion of Tech. [Update] Legion of Tech has posted the new board for 2009.
An advisory committee is being established, as well. Names of the advisory committee were not announced (or tweeted by Bram, either).
Congratulations to the new board members! I know we’re all looking forward to another amazing year of Legion of Tech events.