It wasn’t so long ago when Portland was hungry for a homegrown tech conference that celebrated and showcased the wide variety of technology and startups that call the Rose City home. Over the last few years, TechfestNW has grown from beyond its humble beginnings to be exactly that sort of conference. But they’re not stopping there. Read More
Companies aren’t the only entities that relocate to Portland on a regular basis. We get our fair share of conferences and events doing exactly that same thing. Especially if they’re open source or tech oriented sorts of conferences. So I guess it only stands that, after two years in Berlin, the CSV Conference is changing it’s locale to the Rose City. Read More
Saying diversity and inclusion is a problem in the tech world is a staggering understatement. And when you live in the most infamously white city in the United States with an incredibly small tech and startup community, that issue is only exacerbated. Exponentially. That’s why I’m always happy to see how other folks are working to change that. Read More
The event season is in full swing in Portland. From massive visiting events to successful homegrown events to everything in between. And while a number of the events tend to focus on certain technologies or job roles, it’s always nice to have events that present a spectrum of topics. Like Portland Startup Summit. Read More
[UPDATE] Just got word that this event is being rescheduled. More details after the break. [/UPDATE] What do you get when you mix NewTech PDX, 1 Million Cups Portland, and Portland Startup Happy Hour? Um. Okay. Well, I don’t know either. But how about if you mix all of those at the beginning of the year? Okay then. Now we’re cooking. That’s right. You get the Portland Launch 2015 event, a way for all sorts of startup types to kick off the new year with their peers. Read More
Early in the days of this most recent reboot of the Portland startup scene. We were all trying to figure out who was doing what. And what we could be doing. And how Portland could work together. And nothing was better at getting people together during those early days than a little site called Upcoming. Read More
Alright Portland, it’s a twofer! Two stellar conferences are coming up in the coming months. the first is Write the Docs on April 8th and 9th and the other is Node PDX on May 16th and 17th. You might remember Node PDX from the first conference last year. It was so successful we’ve started the effort again for this year. Read More
In a day and age of Foursquare checkins, Nike+ FuelBands, and wifi-enabled scales, we’re all spending more and more time tracking and recording our activities. But what to do with all of that data?
That’s right. Every startup’s favorite way to practice their pitch in front of their peers—and to get the feedback they need to hone their stories. Read More
Well, we’re in the thick of it, aren’t we? That’s right. It’s conference and event season. Full on.
Yes, we’ve already made it through BarCamp Portland, #140conf NW, and OpenGovWest. But it’s really just the beginning. There’s still more to come. A bunch more. So here’s a quick look at the major tech events happening in Portland over the coming months. Read More