What happens when one of the largest employers in the Portland partners with the largest group of independent video game developers in the area? Well, that’s when you get awesome things like Intel Buzz Workshop for Game Developers. And you’re invited.
While many folks dream of having an app in the App Store or Google Play store, rising above the noise means having an app that works—and works well. For that, you have to test it. And get criticism. But getting that feedback can be difficult if you can’t even share the beta version of that app with folks. That’s why Portland’s Riviera Build is working to help ease the beta process for mobile developers. Read More
It’s been amazing to watch the growing prevalence of coding schools and platforms that are helping people learn how to develop in modern languages and technologies. It’s definitely the right first step in helping solve our industry’s issue with a dearth of dev talent. Read More
You can’t read a tech blog these days without someone bemoaning the dearth of development talent hamstringing startups and major corporations alike. And the problem isn’t getting any better. If anything, it will continue to get worse. But there’s something you can do to help. By encouraging kids to try coding. And that’s where the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week comes in. Read More
It used to be that the most common complaint for startups around Portland was “more access to capital.” Now, that refrain has been replaced by “more access to talent, specifically developers.” Portland’s Treehouse is looking to solve that problem, by engaging would-be developers while they’re still in high school. Read More
One of the benefits of greater access to technology is that practically anyone can build anything. One of the downsides of greater access to technology is that practically anyone can build anything. Read More
Portland has no shortage of user groups. But for the most part, they’re language and technology specific. What about a group for folks who like to code, regardless of their chosen technology?