Tag: Events

Portland Twofer: Write the Docs and Node PDX

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

Can you quantify that? Then maybe you should attend the Quantified Self Show & Tell

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 what the folks behind the Quantified Self movement are asking. And on Tuesday, they’ll be swinging by Portland to chat about it. Read More

Startups come into Pitch Club a wad of cookie dough. They leave carved out of wood.

It’s that time again. Well, yeah. Time for slaughtering Fight Club quotes to make goofy headlines. But it’s also time for another Pitch Club, this Thursday.

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

I know what you’ll do this summer: 8 major upcoming tech and geek events in Portland

Here’s a quick look at the major tech events – OSCON, Open Source Bridge, IndieWebCamp, Word Domination Conference – happening in Portland over the coming months.

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

Sprechen Sie open source? Here are two upcoming events where you should be doing that speaking

there’s no better opportunity to share what you know than speaking at conferences so throw your hat in the ring for two big open source opportunities: Open Source Bridge and Linuxfest Northwest.

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

Get a gander at Puppet Labs new space, this Wednesday evening

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

REMINDER: Like it cloudy? Don’t miss CloudCamp PDX at OSCON tonight

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.

But where do you go to find out about using the Cloud more effectively. Well, you go to camp. CloudCamp PDX, that is. But you better hurry and register. It starts tonight, July 19. Read More

Portland Code Camp and SQL Saturday: Two free Portland tech events that taste great together

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.

[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

I know what you did this summer: Filling your calendar with big Portland tech events

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.

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

SAO survey results: Folks want more small and focused peer events… with beer

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.

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

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