Tag: Speakers

Toward more diverse speakers, panels, and events in our community

Saying diversity and inclusion is a problem in the tech world is a staggering understatement. And when you live in the most infamously white city in the United States with an incredibly small tech and startup community, that issue is only exacerbated. Exponentially. That’s why I’m always happy to see how other folks are working to change that. Read More

An august August: TechFestNW 2014 draws a respected lineup of tech speakers from — and to — Portland

There have been a number of changes for TechFestNW—the annual tech event run in conjunction with MusicFestNW—this year. The event has moved to August, the ticket price has dropped, and they’ve added a talent fair to help startups find the talent they need. But one thing hasn’t changed: the caliber of TFNW speakers. Read More

High tech meets hi-fi: Open source speakers use super capacitors to provide hours of listening on minutes of charge

So if someone were to rethink the portable speaker—you know, make it beautiful, handcrafted, useful, efficient, awesome, crowdfunded, and open source—where would be a good spot to do that? Yup. Portland. Meet Blueshift. And get ready to be happy about what they’re building. Read More

WordCamp Portland 2010 announces those folks who are going to be sharing their knowledge on WordPress goodness

Again continuing to buck the typical Portland procrastination trend surrounding tech events, those crazy kids at WordCamp Portland have already announced WordCamp Portland speakers for this year. And the event isn’t even until September.

Again continuing to buck the typical Portland procrastination trend surrounding tech events, those crazy kids at WordCamp Portland have already announced WordCamp Portland speakers for this year. And the event isn’t even until September.

I’m not looking to encourage this type of behavior, but I feel obligated to share the news with you. Because I like you. So without further ado, let’s see who’s speaking about what at this year’s WordCamp Portland. Read More

WordCamp Portland 2010: It’s never to early to secure speakers… or to submit your WordPress talk proposals

when a Portland event starts announcing speakers nearly five months in advance. But that’s that WordCamp Portland (@wcpdx) crew. Those WordPress loving organizers are just a different breed.

Portland, by its nature, is a little, well, procrastinatey. You know what I mean. You get a bunch of smart people who are overly busy and think that they can do anything and sometimes—well most of the time—things tend to slide a bit. We just work well under pressure. Or something.

So it becomes downright newsworthy when a Portland event—and a camp at that—starts announcing speakers nearly five months in advance. But that’s that WordCamp Portland (@wcpdx) crew. Those WordPress loving organizers are just a different breed. Read More

WordCamp Portland 2009 continues to add awesome speakers

And as I’ve mentioned—and will likely continue to mention ad nauseam—there’s no better place in Portland to learn about WordPress than they continue to add speakers.

Now if Portland had to pick a favorite blogging application, I would venture a guess that it would WordPress, the open source CMS that runs many a blog in the Portland area.

And as I’ve mentioned—and will likely continue to mention ad nauseam—there’s no better place in Portland to learn about WordPress. Especially as they continue to add awesome speakers. Read More

WordCamp Portland 2009 announces initial speakers

And there’s no better place to learn about using, manipulating, and generally mucking with WordPress than WordCamp Portland.

Without a doubt, one of Portland’s favorite blogging platforms is WordPress. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s open source. It’s easy to tweak and extend. And it’s got a great developer community both here in town and throughout the world.

And there’s no better place to learn about using, manipulating, and generally mucking with WordPress than WordCamp Portland. Don’t believe me? Well check out the speakers they just announced. Read More

Open source citizens continue to impress with Open Source Bridge conference

Yes, yes. I’ve been helping with the Open Source Bridge stuff as much as I can. I mean, I’m not an open source guy, per se, apart from my ever deepening appreciation for the talented people who make the world of open source what it is.

When it comes right down to it, I’m an observer. And, from time to time, an extremely lucky participant. A respectful tourist in the world of open source citizens.

But every once in awhile, I get to contribute. Today was one of those days. Read More

LinuxCon unveils keynote speakers

LinuxConIt’s no secret that we love the open source stuff around Portland. Tons of cool open source developers, projects, user groups, and as luck would have it, a few cool open source conferences.

And one of the latest open source conferences to call Portland home, LinuxCon, has just announced their keynote speakers:

LinuxCon combines the developer and end user communities to produce more than 75 sessions that address “all matters Linux.” The event takes place September 21 – 23, 2009 in Portland, Oregon at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

Speaking of announcing, um, speakers. Word around the campfire is that another open source conference in town, Open Source Bridge, will be announcing its final list of selected speakers Thursday at noon.

Well, okay, yes. I’m privy to that list. No, I won’t let you sneak a peek. More news on that as it becomes available.

(Hat tip to Mike Rogoway)

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