In what now seems like ancient history, the Portland startup community used to have a gathering called Beer and Blog. Back when the community was smaller. And when people actually used to blog more regularly. Back then, it was the way to meet folks from our online community, offline.
Oldies but goodies: Portland Startup Week to feature Startup Weekend, Lunch 2.0, and Beer and Blog
One of my favorite things about Portland Startup Week is that it gives our whole community the chance to revisit some of the amazing events that helped many of us get connected in the first place—even though some of those events have fallen by the wayside. This year is no different. Read More
Want to grab a beer? Let's gather for Beer and Blog as Portland Startup Week draws to a close
The folklore is true. There used to be an event—back in the day—that would draw hundreds of folks from the Portland startup and tech scene together, every Friday. It was how many of us met one another, shared ideas, schemed, and discovered ways to connect and build the amazing community we have today. Read More
Silicon Florist is eight. And eight is great. Or something. And stuff.
Most years—as Silicon Florist’s birthday rolls around—I tend to get a bit sappy. And wrapped up in a bit of nostalgia. But honestly? I’m not really feeling it this year. (If you’re in the mood for one of those types of posts, the sixth birthday post should more than satiate that hunger for gooby and sappy.) This year, I’m in a crappy mood. Read More
Former ReadWrite and TechCrunch writer Alex Williams founds new blog, The New Stack
I always love when people launch new blogs. I really love it when they launch new tech blogs. And I especially love it when they launch tech blogs taking on a big topic. So I was really happy to hear that Portland’s Alex Williams—who has had stints as a writer at both ReadWrite and TechCrunch—has launched a new blog focused how technology is changing business. It’s called The New Stack. Read More
And so it begins: "Eugene Tech" blog and calendar launches to cover the Eugene scene
It’s been awesome watching the Eugene tech scene continuing to gather steam. But I haven’t always done the best job of covering the awesomeness down there from up here in the Rose City. That’s why I’m happy to hear that Eugene is taking matters into its own hands. Introducing Eugene Tech, a blog and calendar cover the Eugene tech scene. Read More
Portland loves its WordPress. And now, WordPress loves it right back. With a Janrain partnership.
If you blog in Portland, chances are you’re using WordPress—the blogging and content management platform built by Automattic. And there’s good reason. WordPress has played a defining role in our little tech community. Read More
Last call: Beer and Blog Portland quaffs its last pint
It is with a tinge of sadness that I have to report that Beer and Blog Portland—arguably one of the key gatherings that codified our burgeoning startup community—has decided to call it quits. Read More
The best gets even better… or Best-er or whatever: MetaFilter launches “Best of MetaFilter”
You may not realize it but Portland—or sort of near Portland—is home to the founder of MetaFilter, arguably the first major blog, ever. So whenever they do something, I take notice. Read More
Waxy.org hasn’t just influenced the Internet, it’s put a dent in it. Thanks, Andy Baio.
I’m consistently—and constantly—struck by how incredibly lucky we are here in Portland. Without even realizing it. We’re home to the inventor of the wiki, folks creating the tools that have helped create the Web, and within a stone’s throw of one of the founders of the grandaddy of Weblogs, among other things. Quietly. But here.
And let’s not forget, Portland is home to Andy Baio, whose blog Waxy.org quietly turned a decade old over the weekend. Read More