While I greatly miss having Joe Maruschak as an example of how and why to work on startup communities — like he had in Eugene, Oregon, for so long, I’m incredibly happy to see him gaining the perspective and distance to be able to analyze and inform other community stewards who are still struggling to do the work and realize the opportunities.Read More
Hack for good with the Women Who Code Portland IoT Hackathon 2016: Sustainable Cities
Portland is no stranger to hackathons. It’s long been a compelling way to leverage the culture of curiosity that drives a lot of the activity around here. But for all of the awesome hacking that happens around these parts, it’s always nice to see hackathons that focus on solving specific issues or conundrums—especially those that have applications beyond the world of technology. Read More
Earthtechling: All the green gadgety goodness you’ve been seeking—in one place
What’s Earthtechling? It’s a new Portland-based site that’s designed to cover everything happening at the intersection of gadgets and green.
If there’s one thing we like in Portland, it’s the whole sustainable and green movement. If there’s another thing we like, it’s the whole shiny technology object thing. So why hasn’t anyone around here had the gumption to marry those two oh so Portlandy things into one great “you got your techie peanut butter in my green chocolate; you got your green chocolate in my techie peanut butter” you might ask?
Well, okay. I asked that. So I’m going to pretend you did.
And now we have our answer. Even if you didn’t ask. Introducing Earthtechling. Read More