Tag: tech

[UPDATED] Have questions about the Portland tech and/or startup communities?

You’ve done your homework. You’ve thumbed through “How to Portland startup scene.” You scan Calagator on a regular basis. You attend any number of events. You pop into the Portland Startup Slack every now and again. And you’ve both asked and offered on Portland Startups Switchboard. But still. You’ve still got a few questions about the Portland startup community. Read More

Bend, Eugene, and Portland will be crawling with tech types, this week

Since its inaugural gathering at the Portland Digital eXperience (the first instantiation of what would later become TechfestNW), the Portland TechCrawl has continued to be the largest gathering of startup and tech folks in the city, every year. This year—with the numbers of attendees currently well north of 1,000—promises to be no different. Read More

Coming into its own: Over the past five years Portland's TechFestNW has grown into a destination tech event

It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since we held the first TechFestNW. Back then, we called it the Portland Digital eXperience or PDX, and it hosted a small contingent of tech faithful at both the Leftbank and Ziba Design, late in the summer of 2012. This week, a bigger, better—and independent of MusicFestNW—TFNW filled the Armory in Portland with activity, energy, and a view into our tech future. Read More

Worst tech town for women? OPB talks with PDX Women In Tech

It’s no secret that Portland has challenges with regards to diversity. But a recent article about Portland being the worst metropolitan area for women in technology fields brought many of those concerns to the forefront. Unequal pay, poor hiring ratios, discrimination… it was all there. This led OPB’s April Baer to sit down with women from PDX Women In Tech to discuss their experiences. Read More

If you read one post today, start reading this one so that you can actually read the one you should read

I write stuff. A lot. I write a lot of stuff. Constantly. Blog posts. Tweets. Emails. Slack updates. And while I like to think I do a decent job of highlighting projects, rarely is my writing revelatory. Or brave. So when someone writes something that is difficult and revelatory? I notice. Read More

Looking for a nibble of food and tech? Maybe you should check out Food Bytes

One of the things about Portland that can be frustrating is that there are all of these awesome creative people. But they’re kind of stuck in these random constricted silos. That rarely crossover. That’s why I love it when people work to break down those silos. Like tech crossover artists. Like Food Bytes. Read More

The more Ignites, the better. Lesbians Who Tech host Portland Tech Ignite Talks

The Ignite format. It’s engaging. It’s entertaining. It’s the perfect format for the startup short attention span that is… SQUIRREL! Ahem. I’m sorry. Where was I? Oh yeah. Ignite. I’m huge fan. So I always love to see more folks using the format. And we’ve got another awesome one on Thursday, Portland Tech Ignite Talks with Lesbians Who Tech. Read More

ACT-W Portland: A conference to advance the careers of tech women

If you want to build products that are used by a wide variety of people, it’s incredibly important that you have a wide variety of people building those products. That’s why I’m always happy to see events that help diversify the Portland tech and startup scene. Like ACT-W Portland, which is coming up this weekend. Read More

Interested in consumer facing tech? You're going to want to put Nike Tech Talks on your calendar

One of Portland’s biggest problems in terms of knowledge sharing is that whole “West Hills Tunnel Problem.” In a nutshell, that’s the issue where people from Portland don’t collaborate with folks in the suburbs as much as they could. And vice versa. That’s why I’m always happy to see new events that help bridge that divide. Like the new Nike Tech Talks series. Read More

There is another, Skywalker…. Well, and another Techtown Portland video featuring Portland startups and tech companies

[UPDATE] The new Techtown Portland video has been released. [/UPDATE] Remember 18 months ago when a bunch of Portland startups joined forces to create the Techtown Portland video? You know, the one that highlighted a few of the amazing startups in town? Well, turns out, there are even more awesome startups here than that video could handle. So they’re releasing a sequel. And you’re invited to the premiere. Read More

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