Film can serve to entertain, to educate, and to inspire. But some projects can also serve as an incredibly rich and interesting pool of data. And given the increasingly blurry line between technology and storytelling, the Ashland Independent Film Festival is hosting an event that creatively combines the two, April 6-7. Read More
Sustainable Valley: Southern Oregon is wired and ready for tech growth
Southern Oregon is no stranger to high technology innovators. Now, there’s the new Sustainable Valley initiative and the emergence of a substantial, local Angel investing group: Jefferson Grapevine.
[Editor: Turns out Portland isn’t the only city seeing a surge in tech startups. Southern Oregon has its fair share of burgeoning companies, as well. Charlie McHenry provides a firsthand account of what’s happening down south.]
Southern Oregon is no stranger to high technology innovators. The software utilities segment was practically invented in the region. Central Point Software’s “PC Tools” and Paul Mace Software’s “Mace Utilities” were the earliest players in what would become a very definable segment of the software market. During the mid-90’s, the So. Oregon chapter of the Software Association of Oregon was the state’s largest. Later, the So. Oregon Telecommunications & Technology Council became a regional business power, and influenced the statewide broadband build-out. Read More
I just wanted to take a second to say “Thank you.”
I wanted to thank you for caring about what’s happening in the Silicon Forest. To thank you for keeping your eye on the Web and mobile startup scene. To thank you for giving all of the amazing developers in the area the attention they so richly deserve. To thank you for giving the entrepreneurs of Portland, Corvallis, Eugene, Bend, Ashland, Hood River, Vancouver, and all of the Oregon and Washington towns in between the opportunity to wow you with the products they’re building and the problems they’re solving.
I’m constantly reminded of how incredibly lucky I am that I get the opportunity to write about this stuff. And even luckier that you swing by to read about it. So thanks for letting me into your browser or feed reader or mobile device every once in awhile to share what people are sharing with me.
SXSW Interactive always reaffirms my belief in how lucky we are to have the community we do.
Thank you for being part of it.