Tag: tech

Portland startup cribs: Tech Town Portland video showcases offices, employees, and culture of 11 tech companies

You know me. I’m a sucker for an awesome video montage. And when it’s a video about Portland and its startups, I can’t help but get a little giddy. That’s why I’m super happy to share the Tech Town Portland piece that was just released, this evening. Read More

Tech curious? Know Your City wants to satiate that curiosity with Keep Portland Wired

You hear me blather on and on about the Portland tech scene. With my rose colored glasses. But do you ever wonder what it’s really like? Well, get ready to be happy. Know Your City is taking you on a tour of the seedy underbelly or the Portland tech scene. With Keep Portland Wired. Read More

Turn around, bright eyes: Businessweek notes Portland tech scene is going gangbusters

Portlanders tend to have a little trouble tooting their own horns. Or hyping what’s happening. Which is fine. It gives me something to do in my spare time. But it’s also nice to see other people doing it for us. Especially when it’s an entity like Businessweek. Read More

Oregon FIRST Robotics: Nurturing the tech workforce by making geeks cool

In spite of a vibrant startup culture in the northwest that we all love, among a business community that embraces technology and nurtures innovation, Oregon tech employers and the regional economy face a workforce problem. Read More

Like music and tech? Well for that, you’ll need Bandwidth

When it comes right down to it, tech is as creative of an industry as any. So it comes as no surprise that, in a day and age where tech is becoming more and more accessible, that other art forms are beginning to crossover and merge with it. Music is a great example. Read More

Digging into diversity: Willamette Week takes a look at the number of women in the tech startup scene

I’ve been lucky enough to get the chance to work with some amazing developers, CEOs, investors, and leaders in the Portland tech community. And, in my experience, some of the strongest voices have been women. But my experience belies the ratios that drive the businesses of our community.

So just how many women are there in the Portland tech startup scene? For such a loaded question, Ruth Brown at Willamette Week has managed to take an objective look at the diversity in the Portland startup scene. Read More

Sustainable Valley: Southern Oregon is wired and ready for tech growth

Southern Oregon is no stranger to high technology innovators. Now, there’s the new Sustainable Valley initiative and the emergence of a substantial, local Angel investing group: Jefferson Grapevine.

[Editor: Turns out Portland isn’t the only city seeing a surge in tech startups. Southern Oregon has its fair share of burgeoning companies, as well. Charlie McHenry provides a firsthand account of what’s happening down south.]

Southern Oregon is no stranger to high technology innovators. The software utilities segment was practically invented in the region. Central Point Software’s “PC Tools” and Paul Mace Software’s “Mace Utilities” were the earliest players in what would become a very definable segment of the software market. During the mid-90’s, the So. Oregon chapter of the Software Association of Oregon was the state’s largest. Later, the So. Oregon Telecommunications & Technology Council became a regional business power, and influenced the statewide broadband build-out. Read More

Emma? This is the Portland tech community. Portland tech community? Meet Emma… and her free beer

And one of those email loving companies is now officially opening its Portland office. Meet Emma. The Portland edition.

Do you like email? I know right? Who doesn’t? Well, some people love it. Love love love it. They love it so much that they like to help other folks send email. So that more people can have more email. What’s more, they like to make it pretty and straightforward and (gasp!) useful. No. It’s true.

And one of those email loving companies is now officially opening its Portland office. Meet Emma. The Portland edition. Read More

Portland tech jobs abound. Find yourself a new gig.

It’s another week, and that means there’s another bevy of awesome Portland tech jobs available for you to peruse.

I mean, if you’re looking for a job in Portland or looking for a new job in Portland, there’s any number of amazing opportunities for you. And if you’re a company looking for talent, the Silicon Florist job and gig board is a great place to start. Read More

Crank on Calagator to make sure the Portland tech community stays connected–and other communities stay connected too

But did you know that the whole Calagator goodness is open source? That’s right. Anyone who wants to start a calendar system, slurp events from other hCalendar marked up systems, and make their community a whole heck of a lot more happy, can download Calagator code and build a calendar of their own.

If you’re interested in staying up-to-date on tech events in Portland, then you need look no further than Calagator, the tech calendar for Portland.

But did you know that the whole Calagator goodness is open source? That’s right. Anyone who wants to start a calendar system, slurp events from other hCalendar marked up systems, and make their community a whole heck of a lot more happy, can download Calagator code and build a calendar of their own. Just like Corvalligator. And BendCal. Read More

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