I know that, at times, startups and capitalism and consumerism can seem superficial. I get it. But the underlying system of government that has borne this whole startup thing is pretty darn cool. Especially considering that we’ve been iterating on it for more than 240 years or so. But it only works if you take part. So please vote.
It’s no secret that one of my favorite organizations here in town is Legion of Tech.
Even in its youth, the Legion of Tech has done an amazing job of becoming a completely philanthropic tech organization designed to serve the greater good and make more events more accessible to more people.
I can safely say that no single organization has had such a dramatic and profound impact on the Portland tech scene over the past year.
Perhaps, for that matter, ever.
The original Legion of Tech crew has done a phenomenal job of transforming the event scene around Portland. I mean, c’mon! The oversold Ignite Portlands? Startupalooza? Big-name Legion of Talks? Legion of Tech Happy Hours? And, of course, the incomparable BarCamp Portland?
The list goes on and on and on.
So it is with some trepidation and some excitement that I report that it’s time for the first Legion of Tech board and advisory committee elections.
Interested in getting more deeply involved in Portland’s tech community? Now’s your chance: the Legion of Tech elections were just announced. There are 2 different LoT positions up for grabs, involving differing levels of responsibility
I have trepidation because the founders have done such a phenomenal job. And yet, there’s definitely excitement because these folks deserve a break—and it will be interesting to see who exactly enters the fold.
So how does this whole election thing work? Well, there’s an extensive election post on the Legion of Tech blog but here’s the short story:
If you are interested in running for the Legion of Tech board or the Advisory Committee, please contact your favorite member of the existing board to request a nomination. Keep in mind that the nominations are due on November 1 for the board of directors and on December 1 for the Advisory Committee.
It’s going to be an interesting election year.
I’m excited to see where this goes. And you can be sure that I’ll keep you in the loop.
And please, if you’re interested in participating and continuing the amazing run of tech events here in Portland, by all means throw your hat into the ring.