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Double happy hour happiness: Portland Beer 2.0 and Happy Data Hour

Portland is never at a loss for a happy hour or two. But there are a couple of happy hours happening in the near future that I thought might be of particular interest to you. Because, well, beer. That’s free. And a bunch of awesome tech people with whom to chat while you’re enjoying said beverage. Read More

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Ebony and Ivory, Islands in the Stream, Instrument's dynamic LED pyramids next to the river… All awesome Duets

I swear. Those folks at Instrument are mind glowingly awesome. But they’re equally good at documenting their projects. And so I’m happy to reveal their look behind-the-scenes at Duet, the installation they created for MusicFestNW and TechFestNW, this year. Read More

How do you overthrow a successful city? Making Portland the next great Portland

I contend that the best days here in Portland have come when Portland stops trying to be San Francisco or Seattle or Boulder. Those best days come when Portland focuses on being the next Portland. That’s why I was so honored and amazed to be around for Alan Webber, cofounder of Fast Company, and his vision of Portland’s potential future at TechFestNW. Read More

Opening the doors to the community at TechFestNW: Sunday Hack Day features three tracks for hackers of all kinds

One of the more important aspects of TechFestNW is helping the aggressively humble Portland startup scene celebrate itself. And get together to meet one another. That’s part of the reason for the pre-event TechCrawl and GeekWire party tonight. And it’s also the reasons we open up the doors to the community for the TFNW Hack Day on Sunday. Read More

10 TechFestNW things I'm looking forward to experiencing, this weekend

When the incredible opportunity to help create TechFestNW fell in my lap, I decided to focus first and foremost on building an event that I would want to attend. I got inspiration from a variety of sources: Gnomedex, BIG Omaha, XOXO, Iconoclasts… Long story short, I’m as excited about this show as (hopefully) you are. Read More

Here we go again: Portland Digital eXperience was a great beta test for what has become TechFestNW

You know how it is. You test a product, just to get it out there. It’s got some amazing features. A few people love it. A few people hate it. It’s not perfect. But it’s out there. And you get valuable feedback. So that you can continue to iterate and build something even better. Read More

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