For many organizations, the idea of taking on interns is equal parts compelling and frightening. Mentoring the next generation of employees has a ton of benefit, but managing that mentorship and people can be a challenge for many organizations. That’s why guides like the Planet Argon Tech Internship Toolkit are so valuable.
It’s been amazing to watch the growing prevalence of coding schools and platforms that are helping people learn how to develop in modern languages and technologies. It’s definitely the right first step in helping solve our industry’s issue with a dearth of dev talent. Read More
Portland is a town of creatives. And creatives do a lot of thinking. So it should come as no surprise that there are a couple of Portland startups focused on helping people do a better job of thinking. And brainstorming. Read More
Roughly two years ago—along about the time I launched Silicon Florist—Portland-based Planet Argon was launching a project of their own: a hosting service for Ruby on Rails apps called Rails Boxcar.
And while I love all Portland and Silicon Forest projects equally, those first couple of projects I covered will always hold a special place in my heart. So today’s news that Rails Boxcar was headed north to Tacoma got my attention. Read More