Tag: Developers

Indie inside: Intel and PIGSquad partner on game developers workshop

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.

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Better beta-ing: Riviera Build enables mobile developers to beta test apps on both Android and iOS

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

Working with junior developers: Planet Argon shares some lessons learned

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

Want more developers? You have to inspire them early. Hour of Code is here to help.

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

What did you do over summer break? Treehouse partners with Umatilla schools to turn high schoolers into coders

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 Now, that refrain has been replaced by “more access to talent, specifically developers.”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

No longer under thumb: Selfpubd Thumb Arcade strives to make indie game developers' products more prominent

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

Coder Society: Getting developers together to build something

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?

Enter Coder Society, a new Google Group (and apparently soon-to-be more) for people who think of themselves as “coders.” Read More

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