Well, it must be spring. Because there are tech events cropping up all over. And this week is starting off with a bang. Problem being? Conflicts. You’ve got to pick and choose your activities for tonight.
Your choices? Well, tonight, you’ve got three big ones (and probably others I’ve missed). There’s a UX Tweetup at the Green Dragon with Whitney Hess, an Open Source Bridge volunteer meeting at Lucky Lab Overlook Tap Room, and Failures, Conjectures & Closure at PIE. Read More
Sure, sure. Portland is the de facto hub of open source. That’s no secret. But some things are. Like all that open sourcey knowledge you have crammed into your brain. That’s not right to be keeping all of that awesome open sourceness to yourself, is it?
The correct answer is “No. No it isn’t.”
But how do we share that knowledge effectively? Well, there’s no better opportunity to share what you know than speaking at conferences. And right now, you can throw your hat in the ring for two big open source opportunities: Open Source Bridge and Linuxfest Northwest. Read More
When it comes to open source, Portland is the place to be next summer. Not only will we be hosting OSCON 2011, we’ll also see the third installment of everyone’s favorite completely volunteer run open source conference Open Source Bridge.
When you ask? Open Source Bridge 3 will be held June 21-24, 2011. Three days of open source developer goodness and—if things hold true to previous eventss—around 72 consecutive hours of hacking. Read More
It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another memePDX.
This time, it’s a very special episode. Why? Well first, it was recorded live at Open Source Bridge, the entirely volunteer run conference for open source citizens. And second, it features everyone’s favorite guest host Jason Glaspey. Read More
No matter how geeky or antisocial you claim to be, it remains a fact that—every once in awhile—you need to put down the keyboard and spend some time with other developers. And this Thursday night, Portland, is one of those times.
Why? Because it’s the Open Source Bridge Startup Crawl, a progressive party starting at Kells sponsored by Facebook, mozying on to Portland startups like JanRain, Puppet Labs, and Urban Airship, and then finally winding up on the rooftop deck of Wieden + Kennedy and refreshments from Taplister. Read More
If there’s one thing people think of when they think of summer in Portland, Oregon, it’s beer. But once they stop thinking about that, they usually start thinking about all of the awesome tech events that take place here over the summer. And then they probably go back to thinking about beer.
Be that as it may. If you’re into open source, there is no better place to be this summer than Portland, where Open Source Bridge and OSCON will be filling the Rose City with all sorts of open source goodness. Read More
So, as you may have heard, the City of Portland has opened up their data to outside developers. And they’ve been running the CivicApps contest to encourage participation. As part of that effort, they had planned to hold a hackathon—CiviCode Day—this weekend. But those plans changed.
Now you know as well as I do that you don’t want to get a bunch of developers all riled up to code and then pull the rug out from under them. I mean, you’re courting mutiny or anarchy or some other -y kind of word. And that’s why they’re going to be hacking anyway. Unofficially of course. Read More
It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another episode of @memePDX. Part of any nutritious lunch. On Thursday. Or something.
Anyway. This week Cami Kaos (@camikaos) and I (@turoczy) cover WordCamp Portland announcing speakers and opening talk submissions, Open Source Bridge announces speakers, MDiTV launches, Oregon educational system starts using Google apps, and HP acquires Palm for $1.2 billion. And we probably spend a little too much time talking about Chris Messina (@chrismessina). Read More
So you like the open source stuff? Think you know a little about it? Maybe enough to talk to other people about it? Well then don’t just sit there, my friend. You’ve only got a few more hours to complete your proposal—a proposal that could have you presenting to hundreds of very interested open source citizens.
That’s right. The premier open source conference in Portland—Open Source Bridge—is looking for speakers. And the call for proposals is almost closed. You’ve only got until March 25 to get your proposal in the door. Read More
If you like open source—and I’m betting you do—there’s no better or more affordable conference than Open Source Bridge, the entirely volunteer run conference designed for open source citizens. And the four-day event—held June 1 – 4, 2010 at the Portland Art Museum—is even more affordable if you act now.
That’s right. Registration just opened. And that means you can get a ticket to all of Open Source Bridge—and access to the 24-hour hacker lounge—for the early bird price $225. Or you can grab a one-day pass for $99. Read More