I knew it was happening, but I didn’t realize that it was coming together this quickly. So my sincere apologies for the tardy reminder. But better late than never. CyborgCamp — one of the defining events of the Portland startup community nearly a decade ago — is back. And it’s taking place November 3, 2018.
Get your geek on this weekend: CyborgCamp Portland and CodeDay Portland
Looking to get a little geeky this weekend? There are a couple of great opportunities. One for technologically augmented humans and one for students looking to get a little more technical. CyborgCamp Portland and CodeDay Portland. Read More
Cyborg Sunday: Hacking open government data following CyborgCamp Portland 2010
[HTML2]Today, any self respecting cyborg is either in attendance at CyborgCamp 2010 in Portland or wet wired into the CyborgCamp livestream.
But that’s today. Tomorrow? The CyborgCamp folks—and anyone else who is interested—are going to be rolling up their sleeves and getting down to business as part of the Open Government Hackathon at NedSpace Old Town. Read More
Expose yourself to art: CreativeCares at Beer and Blog and CyborgCamp GPS art show
You can’t fool me. You’re already thinking about Friday. It’s okay. it’s close. But what the heck are you going to do this weekend? Well, the Portland tech community might have some options. And very creative options at that.
You see, Beer and Blog — the weekly Portland tech scene happy hour — will have CreativeCares on hand to discuss their project and the CyborgCamp folks are kicking off a weekend of, um, cyborging with a pre-party and GPS art show. Read More
REMINDER: If you don’t help plan CyborgCamp tonight then the machines win
While you probably won’t get fitted for your Internet brain implant, you’ll still get the chance to meet with some of the creative folks behind CyborgCamp and figure out how you can take part in helping make it a reality in May 2010.
As much as we love the camps here in Portland, they don’t plan themselves. Even if they have to do with cyborgs. And that’s why—if you’re interested in the combination of humanity and technology—it would be a good idea for you to make it over to About Us, this evening at 7 PM.
And while you probably won’t get fitted for your Internet brain implant, you will get the chance to meet with some of the creative folks behind CyborgCamp and figure out how you can take part in helping make it a reality in May 2010. Read More
#afterhours and #getoffmylawn inspire TweetScope, dynamic pages from Twitter searches
Reid Beels has transformed Twitter searching into an art form—matching Twitter search results with thoughtful Web design that allows users to easily keep track of certain topics or hashtags in an aesthetically pleasing setting.
What started with #afterhours soon became an addiction, spawning bacon, electric blankets, CyborgCamp, and of course my personal favorite #getoffmylawn.
But Reid couldn’t keep all this to himself, so now he’s open sourced those files as TweetScope, allowing anyone with a few Ruby chops to pick up the code and begin creating dynamic pages of Twitter search results themselves:
I’ve recently cleaned up and improved the code that powers these sites and am releasing it as an open-source project: TweetScope. It’s all written in Ruby using the Sinatra web framework, both of which make me happy.
Setting up your own site with TweetScope is pretty simple.
The files and documentation are available on Github.
I’m looking forward to seeing what kinds of pages you create.
(Hat tip Steven Walling)
Beer and Blog & Open Source Bridge: Two great tastes that taste great together
Last night at the Portland Web Innovators presentation, I got the chance to laud compliments on Beer and Blog, an event that has really helped solidify the Web and Open Source startup community in Portland—and now Corvallis. A little later, I got the chance to share some of the early thinking on what will be the biggest volunteer event for Portland in 2009, Open Source Bridge.
Well, as luck would have it, whether you’re interested in Beer and Blog or Open Source Bridge, you can kill two birds with one stone this week. Because Beer and Blog this week will feature none other than Open Source Bridge:
Hi friends! Rick Turoczy asked me if he and the Open Source Bridge crew could lead some discussion tomorrow @beerandblog. I think what they are up to is valuable to the Portland community and her tech scene, so I said yes. If you’re not yet familiar with Open Source Bridge, they are a group of local techies that want to continue OSCON now that they are not coming back to Portland. But, they’re growing into much more than that.
So why not take some time out of your busy schedule of attending holiday parties to hang out with the Open Source Bridge team at Beer and Blog? Not interested in Open Source Bridge? Come on over anyway. You might find yourself having such a good time that you wind up wending your way over to the CyborgCamp pre-party at Vidoop.
RSVPs abound: Beer and Blog and the CyborgCamp pre-party.
I’m looking forward to seeing you there.