For as large as the Intel employee base in the Portland area is — the largest collection of Intel employees anywhere — it doesn’t have much of a presence in the startup community. But the health of the organization has a significant impact on the overall economics of the region. Not to mention the US as a whole.Read More
Alexa, how can I learn more about developing solutions for you?
If you haven’t talked to voice activated artificial intelligence by now, I’d be kinda surprised. You’ve got Siri, Alexa, Cortana… they’re all over the place. And always listening. But let’s be honest… they don’t always do what you want them to do. So if you’ve got an idea on how they could be better but you feel like you could use some guidance, you might be interested in Alexa Dev Day in Portland.
Indie inside: Intel and PIGSquad partner on game developers workshop
What happens when one of the largest employers in the Portland partners with the largest group of independent video game developers in the area? Well, that’s when you get awesome things like Intel Buzz Workshop for Game Developers. And you’re invited.
Taking form: The changing face of 3D printing
There was a time—not so long ago—when 3D printing struck many as a gimmick. A pursuit for hobbyists and artists. Something you could do. But not something you needed to do. Times, obviously, have changed. Now, 3D printing promise to revolutionize all manufacturing. Both large and small. Curious as to how? Luckily, there are some folks in Portland who want to tell you. Read More
A hero in our midst: Congrats to Shashi Jain on being recognized for helping young entrepreneurs
Sometimes, even the most startuppy of us has a day job. But when you can combine that day job with the opportunity to teach others about entrepreneurship? Then you’ve got something good going. And no one does a better job of keeping a foot in both camps than our own Shashi Jain. And now, he’s getting the recognition he so richly deserves. Read More
That escalated quickly: Join the free Portland community job fair on June 1 at the Falcon Building
The Portland startup community—and honestly the Portland community at large—never ceases to amaze me. A few weeks ago, I posted a quickly penned request for the community to consider rallying support for those nearly 800 local folks affected by the Intel layoffs. I expected that a handful of us might be able to throw something useful together. Suffice it to say that I never expected we’d be where we are today. With nearly 200 companies supporting this effort and a free job fair planned for June 1, 2016. Read More
Intel outside: Let's figure out how to help those in our community affected by the Intel layoffs
In case you haven’t heard, Intel is in the midst of reducing its global workforce. It’s a change that affects thousands of employees worldwide. And given that the Portland area is home to more Intel folks than anywhere on earth, it’s going to have significant impact here locally, as well. Like to the tune of nearly 800 people in the Portland area losing their jobs. Read More
Not so great: A 30 second review of the Intel reality show, America's Greatest Makers
Given that Intel PR reached out to me a ton of times to get me to cover their new, Survivor producer backed reality show, America’s Greatest Makers, I felt that it was only appropriate for me to provide a quick review of the premiere of the first episode. Read More
Think you're America's greatest maker? Intel wants you to prove it. On TV.
Startups and reality TV. It’s a tumultuous relationship at best. But if there’s one person who seems to have figured it out, it’s Mark Burnett of Survivor and Shark Tank fame. And that’s why Intel—yes, that Intel—has chosen to partner up with him on a startup competition with a $1 million prize, America’s Greatest Makers. Read More
Like the Internet of Things? You might have some new plans this weekend, thanks to the Intel IoT Hackathon: Transportation
Portland is known for its hacking and geeking. And it’s also known for its transportation planning. So it only makes sense to combine those two, right? And that’s just what Intel is doing with its Internet of Things Hackathon: Transportation, this weekend. Read More