There was a time when Portland was at the forefront of access to civic data. Then we lost some ground. Maybe a great deal of ground. But we’re having a renaissance of sorts. With the Smart City PDX effort. And with Hack Oregon’s announcement of the new Civic platform.
There was a time, when any discussion of open government and open data, would have been remiss if it ignored what was happening in Portland. But those times appeared to be in our distant past. We haven’t heard anything about us doing much in — let alone leading — open gov or open data in nearly a decade. But that’s all changing. Thanks to Hack Oregon.
Portland is no stranger to hackathons. It’s long been a compelling way to leverage the culture of curiosity that drives a lot of the activity around here. But for all of the awesome hacking that happens around these parts, it’s always nice to see hackathons that focus on solving specific issues or conundrums—especially those that have applications beyond the world of technology. Read More
If there’s one thing that Portland’s never short of, it’s hacks. Hack Days, Hackathons, impromptu hacks… hack hack hackity hack. And this weekend is no different with two great ways to get together with other hack minded folks: Portland Science Hack Day and the Hack Oregon Project Season Kick Off. Read More
Talent. It’s difficult to find. We get it. And even when you can find it, it can be difficult to ascertain whether the person has the exact skills you’re seeking. That’s why HackerRank is hosting the HackerRank TechHire CodeSprint (CamelCaseFTW!), this weekend, to help developers and employers connect more effectively around skills and needs. Read More
Interested in doing a little good with all of that awesome development knowledge you have? Well, you’re in luck. Hack Oregon is beginning on another set of projects. And now, they’ve teamed up with Innovate Oregon to make it even more awesome. What are they working on this season? Well, you can get more details tonight at Tabor Space. Read More
Portland is no stranger to a hackathons. Hack this. Hack that. Hack the other thing. Portland does it. From cranking code to soldering boards to rethinking civic data. Hacking is part of our collaborative and collegial nature as a community. And it’s a way that we explore technology with others. But usually not with a ton of other folks. Read More
Like many industries, the world of sports is full of awesome data and tons of ways to rethink the way a user experiences the product. That’s why this Super Bowl weekend a bunch of Portland technology types are going to get together to hack around—and maybe tune into the big game. Read More
One of the more important aspects of TechFestNW is helping the aggressively humble Portland startup scene celebrate itself. And get together to meet one another. That’s part of the reason for the pre-event TechCrawl and GeekWire party tonight. And it’s also the reasons we open up the doors to the community for the TFNW Hack Day on Sunday. Read More