It’s been a while since we’ve had a pile up of amazing events all in one day. And even though it makes for a difficult decisions, it’s nice to see the level of activity.
One of the most interesting aspects of our increasingly wired life is the contrail of data that follows us around on a daily basis. How much did we sleep? How much do we weigh? Where did we go? How many calories did we consume? Small bite sized chunks of data that more and more people are accumulating. About any number of subjects. Read More
When it comes to materials, it’s pretty obvious that a something like polyester isn’t exactly gentle on the environment. But you know what’s almost as bad? Wool. That’s right. Good old sheep. Well, if you’re not right near them.
If you’re like most people, you get an awful lot of value out of Wikipedia. But have you ever wondered what it takes to get more involved in the community of Wikipedians?
I know you. You spend a lot of time hacking on technology to make things better for people. Using data in interesting ways, building applications that make information more accessible, or just figuring out if something can be done.
But what if you were able to channel that creativity into creating something that solved problems for less fortunate folks? That would be cool right? Well take a look at the Portland Applications for Good Code-a-thon taking place this weekend. Read More
You know how Portland loves the geogeeking. I mean, we’re always hearing about how folks are using geolocation to hack, build products, or simply determine how badass particular Portland neighborhoods may be.
If there’s one thing I love about the City of Portland, it’s the startups. If there’s another thing I love about Portland, it’s the beer. But another thing I like about Portland? It will never pass up an opportunity to get a bunch of folks in the room to hack on stuff. And this weekend is no different.
It’s pretty late to be reading blog posts. Whatcha doing? Up hacking on stuff? What’s that? You’re reading this in the morning? Oh. Well maybe you’re still hacking on stuff. Okay. Whatever. Forget the whole time thing. Point is: you’re hacking on stuff.
Well, if you want a little company with that whole hacking, Red Hat invites you to join Max Ogden for Map Hack, a all-night geolocation app hackathon starting at 7 PM Saturday and running until 11 AM Sunday. Read More