New Relic kicks off its new year of Future Talks with a local speaker—who has worldwide appeal. Amber Case—cofounder of Portland startup Geoloqi which was acquired by Esri in 2012—has spoken at TED and keynoted SXSW. Now, she’ll be speaking here in Portland. Read More
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How did you learn to program?
I get asked a few times a week how people can learn to program. I felt like if more people shared their stories it might help people to understand how many different ways people teach themselves to work with code. Read More
Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day with Geoloqi's views on the Portland startup scene
I love it when serendipity occurs. Yesterday, we heard the news that Geoloqi—the Portland startup that’s making it easier for developers to add geolocation services to their applications—has been acquired. And today is Ada Lovelace Day. Read More
Working to dispel the “You can’t get funded in Portland” myth
You hear me chirping about how we’re getting more and more funding here in Portland. But are we really?
Well, Amber Case and Aaron Parecki of Geoloqi took a stab at building something more objective than our usually anecdotal take on the funding atmosphere around here. The result? A wiki that details the Portland funding events, acquisitions, and other highlights over the last few years. Read More
TiE Oregon pulls together panel of heavy hitters from Portland mobile scene
Whenever someone asks me about the mobile scene in Portland, I always manage to rattle off a number of names of people who are doing some amazing stuff here in town. People who worked on the Obama app, folks who are building apps and powering communications for some of the biggest brands in the world, and people who are pushing the envelope on geolocation.
But for all the mobile awesomeness in town, it’s rare to get a bunch of that talent on one stage. Until now. Next Tuesday, May 24, TiE Oregon has brought a number of those folks together to discuss “Riding the Next Mobile Wave,” Tuesday evening Read More
Cyborg anthropology? An interview with Portland’s Amber Case from TEDWomen
I have been able to track down an interview with Portland’s favorite cyborg anthropologist Amber Case who presented last week in Washington, DC, at TEDWomen.
[HTML1]While I haven’t been able to track down her actual presentation yet, I have been able to track down an interview with Portland’s favorite cyborg anthropologist, Amber Case, who presented last week in Washington, DC, at TEDWomen. Read More
Make PowerPoint even more painful with Portland Presentation Karaoke
What could possibly make presenting PowerPoint presentation even more painful? It’s almost as bad as karaoke. Well, in fact, it is karaoke. Presentation Karaoke. And it’s happening tonight at 7 at the Someday Lounge in Portland.
[HTML1]What could possibly make presenting a PowerPoint presentation even more painful? How about presenting off the cuff in front of a crowd without ever having seen the slides? With content that covers who knows what?
Oh my. It’s almost as bad as karaoke. Well, in fact, it is karaoke. Presentation Karaoke. And it’s happening tonight at 7 at the Someday Lounge in Portland. Read More
REMINDER: Portland tech types at Inverge Thursday and Friday
Portland’s Inverge conference starts on Thursday, and a few of our favorite Portland tech types are taking the stage. If you’ve got time to attend, I highly suggest catching:
- Raven Zachary (x2) with Why 2008 changes everything (in mobile tech) at 1:50 and with 20 things you never thought you’d do with a mobile phone! at 3:40 on Thursday
- Scott Kveton with Social Everything, Everywhere, All-the-time at 3:50 on Thursday
- Amber Case with From Telephone to Tweetup: an abbreviated history of technology and social exchange at 1:00 on Friday
- As an added bonus, I’ll throw in one more. Friend of the Portland tech scene, Renny Gleeson will present on Connection: never closer together, never farther apart? at 8:40 on Thursday
Not registered for Inverge? No worries. Passes will be available at the door. A Full Conference Pass will run you $495 or you can get a day pass for, well, roughly half that at $249.
For more information, visit Inverge.