Tag: Events

A different kind of networking event. Meet Magnet.

As the Portland startup community continues to grow, we all have the opportunity to meet more and more people. But that can also make it more and more challenging to meet folks with similar interests. And while Portland has more than its fair share of meetup and user groups, there’s always room for more events. That’s why Magnet is launching its Portland chapter and providing new way for folks to network.

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Managing events is difficult. And Portland’s pseudo RSVP culture only exacerbates that difficulty.

As much as I love Portland and our startup community, I’ve got to admit that it has some flaws. It happens. It can’t be perfect. It’s got foibles. And things that are downright broken. We’re actively working to fix some of those flaws. But there’s one particular flaw that I often fear is beyond repair. One that rears its head more often than any other—and creates a crazy amount of stress and heartache for every single local event organizer to whom I’ve spoken.

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Celebrate Women Who Code Portland

Part of why I continue to annoy you with my awful grammar is that I always love being along for the journey with so many people, companies, and events. And Women Who Code Portland is no different. It’s hard to believe it’s already been three years. It’s also hard to imagine the Portland startup community without this amazing group.

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Have you tried rebooting it? Startup Poker 2.0 and Startup PDX both reboot their community building events

Rebooting. It’s not just for devices and computers anymore. In fact, a couple of Portland events are in the midst or rebooting and changing their format, in the hopes of addressing some of the gaps in our community. And since they’ve both got events coming up in the near future, I thought I’d highlight them.

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Gathering a crowd: Portland monitoring startup Sensu plans Sensu Summit 2017

Startups already have a ton of things to juggle. But you have to go with what your customers want. So even though Portland startup Sensu is only a few months old, they’re already planning their first gathering of users and partners. Why? Because folks asked Sensu to do it.

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Looking to sponsor major Portland tech events? You’ll want to look at the Portland Prospectus

With all of the tech events that tend to take place in Portland each year, it can be difficult for sponsors to find the right events for their companies or organizations to support. And even when you identify the right events, chasing down all of the respective details for actually sponsoring them can be more work than it should be.

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Portland’s TechfestNW attracts startups from around the world with PitchfestNW

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

Bringing folks together in Portland, under the analogy of Comma,Separated,Values

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

Toward more diverse speakers, panels, and events in our community

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

REMINDER: Portland Startup Summit 2.0.1 takes place next Monday

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

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