If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Everyone in Portland has a side project or three. So I know there are a bunch of you out there who have been mucking around with LED lights or 3D printing or Raspberry Pi. Truth be told, it’s likely you’ve formulated some Frankensteinian concoction of all of the above. Well, now it’s time for you to show that creation off.
There’s a lot to like about the Portland Maker community. And a lot that reminds me of the Portland startup community ten years ago. Amazing people. Awesome creativity. And some really really interesting projects. That’s why it’s been an honor to get to participate in PDX Maker Week to celebrate that awesomeness. Read More
Anecdotally, you hear it all of the time. That Portland is a town of Makers. With great spaces like ADX and the PSU LID. It’s a town of people who love the intersection of creativity and technology. Of making physical objects. And connecting devices in weird, strange, and delightful ways. So it only stands to reason that we should take the opportunity to celebrate that. Meet PDX Maker Week, September 10-17, 2016. Read More
The day and age of schools having shop class are, sadly, a thing of the past. So what is the next generation of would-be makers to do when they need space to muck around with tech or production equipment? The Beaverton School District is proposing one solution. It’s a mobile maker space housed within an old school bus. Meet the #FutureBus. Read More
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
In Portland, we love our makers. And Portland’s Chirpify is proving it by putting their money where their mouth is. Or not taking money where their mouth is. Or something. What I’m trying to say is Chirpify is helping Etsy folks sell their wares on Instagram and Twitter with no transaction fees—for life. Read More