If you blog in Portland, chances are you’re using WordPress—the blogging and content management platform built by Automattic. And there’s good reason. WordPress has played a defining role in our little tech community. Read More
[HTML1]It’s been one of those weeks. Hasn’t it? I know. I hear you. And you—I’m sorry to say—you look like you could use a drink. So how about a free one?
What’s that you say? Free beer? It’s true. Thanks to Deluxe who has kicked in to sponsor tonight’s Beer and Blog Portland. And if free beer isn’t enough for you, you might be tempted to meet all the folks who are in town for WordCamp Portland. Either way. Read More
[HTML1]It’s almost that time, kids. Time for all the WordPress—the open source blogging and content management system popular in Portland and a great number of other places—types to gather and share and learn. Time for WordCamp Portland.
And true to form, WordCamp Portland is shaping up to be one of the best WordCamps of the year, with speakers like Matt Mullenweg, Mark Jaquith, and Jane Wells among others. But if you want to take part, you better hurry. Because ticket sales close this Friday. Read More
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
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
It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another episode of @memePDX. Part of any nutritious lunch. On Thursday. Or something.
Anyway. This week Cami Kaos (@camikaos) and I (@turoczy) cover WordCamp Portland announcing speakers and opening talk submissions, Open Source Bridge announces speakers, MDiTV launches, Oregon educational system starts using Google apps, and HP acquires Palm for $1.2 billion. And we probably spend a little too much time talking about Chris Messina (@chrismessina). Read More
It’s no secret that we here in Portland love the camps. Camps here. Camps there. Camp camp campity camp. And you might have also heard, we’ve also got a bit of a soft spot for that whole blogging thing.
So it comes as little surprise that a camp focused on a blogging platform—WordCamp Portland, a gathering of WordPress fans—does really well around here. So well in fact, that after two years of running the show, Aaron Hockley is ready to take a little breather, so he’s handing off the management of WordCamp Portland 2010 to Morgan Senkal. Read More