Tag: github

Building a different kind of rocket ship

I’m not going to lie: I love that the increasing accessibility—both in terms of costs and programmability—of hardware is inspiring new and creative pursuits. Sometimes, they create new business concepts. Sometimes they’re just cool. And when folks give you an inside look at how they made it? That’s even cooler. Which is why I loved this LEGO Saturn V project writeup from Portland’s Asa Miller.

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Keeping your New Year's visualizations: Reflect allows you to reflect upon your 2016 Github efforts

It stands to reason that a company called Reflect would have something for you this time of year. You know, to reflect. On where you’ve been. And what you did. And for the tech crowd, what better dataset upon which to reflect than your performance on Github over the last year? Introducing your Github Report Card. Read More

Finding something else on which to chew: Meatspaces creator Edna Piranha hands off gif chat project

Portland is pretty in tune with the experimental uses of technology. It’s our hobbyist culture. We like to muck with stuff. And technology, for many of us, is just another brush with which to paint. Which is what I found so compelling about Meatspaces, a chat environment created by Portland’s Edna Piranha, that mixes in short form gifs snapped by your laptop camera. Read More

OpenHack: Actually surprised I'm getting to introduce this to Portland hackers

Usually, I’m a little late to the party. I mean, when I see folks talking about all of the cities on this latest hacking idea, I assume Portland is already participating. And when it’s an open hacking thing? I mean, c’mon. Portland is probably leading the charge, right? Heck, we probably even organized it. Read More

10+ Portland startups you should be following on Github [Updated]

We always like to brag about Portland being the de facto hub of open source. Or maybe that’s just me. I do like to use “de facto hub.” Read More

When one door closes… Geoloqi offers a new tool to help SimpleGeo customers transition

News came this week that Portland’s Urban Airship was simplifying its service offering by incorporating SimpleGeo functionality into its high performance push offerings and shuttering the separate SimpleGeo service. In the interim, they were helping customers transition to new services using Factual as a stop gap.

Well now, another Portland company has stepped up to help in the interim. Geoloqi has released a service to allow folks to import SimpleGeo data into Geoloqi. Read More

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