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
Sure, sure. Portland is the de facto hub of open source. That’s no secret. But some things are. Like all that open sourcey knowledge you have crammed into your brain. That’s not right to be keeping all of that awesome open sourceness to yourself, is it?
The correct answer is “No. No it isn’t.”
But how do we share that knowledge effectively? Well, there’s no better opportunity to share what you know than speaking at conferences. And right now, you can throw your hat in the ring for two big open source opportunities: Open Source Bridge and Linuxfest Northwest. Read More
When it comes to new office space, Urban Airship—who happens to be hosting Portland Lunch 2.0 on Wednesday—isn’t the only startup in town with new digs. Recently funded Puppet Labs has a new space, too. And to celebrate, they’re having little housewarming get together,
Tuesday Wednesday evening beginning at 4 PM and ending around 10 PM.
Better yet? They’d like you to join them. Read More
Whether you’re building Web apps or mobile apps, dealing with infrastructure or finding storage, or simply just trying to scale, there’s likely one term you hear more than any other: the Cloud. You see, the Cloud is where everybody—well at least all the cool kids—are putting their stuff these days. Cloud Cloud Cloud.
[HTML2]Now, we’ve already chatted about the upcoming Portland tech events that you can pay to attend this summer. But what about the free events? I mean, Portland is the home of the best Camp Camp Campity Camp community in the world, isn’t it? Well, isn’t it?
Whoa whoa whoa. What’s with all the hostility? There, there. Settle down. We’ve got a camp for you in Portland Code Camp. But that’s not all. Oh no. That is not all. We’ve also got SQL Saturday. And when you combine the two? You’ve got Developer Saturday—all on May 22. Read More
Well, well, well. The flowers are in bloom. The birds are singing. That strange burning orb in the sky is making more and more regular appearances. It’s Spring in Portland.
Know what that means? That’s right. The next thing to come into full bloom with be a ton of big tech events. So get ready. Because here’s all the geeky goodness Portland has in store for you. Read More
You may remember the Software Association of Oregon survey I mentioned a few months back. You know the one. The one where the SAO was looking to get some feedback on what direction they should be pursuing? Remember? Well, you must. Because more than 40% of the respondents weren’t even SAO members—and I have to assume that means that you were likely one of those who responded.
Well in any case, the results are in. And they’ve been all munched and crunched and whatnot. And while it will come as little shock to anyone in the startup scene, the feedback says that SAO members would like… (drum roll please) exactly what the folks in the startup tech scene have been doing: smaller informal discussions at brew pubs. Read More