Tag: Wordpress

From WordPress curious to WordPress expert, WordCamp Portland has something for every wordsmith

Well, well, well. It’s that time again. It’s WordCamp Portland this weekend—arguably the best WordCamp around, in Portland or otherwise.

But if you want to go, you better hurry. There are only a handful of tickets left. Read More

Free beer at Beer and Blog courtesy of Deluxe plus some WordCamp Portland folks too

[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

WordCamp Portland 2010: Time is running out to see Matt Mullenweg, Mark Jaquith, Jane Wells, and more

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.

[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

WordCamp Portland 2010 announces those folks who are going to be sharing their knowledge on WordPress goodness

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.

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

Need work? Six Portland jobs and one gig that could put you to work

Because if you’re looking for a job in Portland in the tech or startup scene, here are a few through which to thumb. All hot and fresh from the new Silicon Florist Job & Gig board.

It’s Friday. And that means many folks are preparing for another weekend of researching jobs and gigs, either in hopes of finding a something new to do or in hopes of gaining more meaningful employment.

If you’re one of those folks. I’ve got a few more dream jobs to add to your list. Because if you’re looking for a job in Portland in the tech or startup scene, we’ve got some interesting options, all hot and fresh from the new Silicon Florist Job & Gig board. Read More

WordCamp Portland 2010: It’s never to early to secure speakers… or to submit your WordPress talk proposals

when a Portland event 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.

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

memePDX 031: Jobs in Portland, iPad arrives, Geomena API, Google Buzz, iPhone OS 4.0, and Foursquare

This memePDX, Cami Kaos and Rick Turoczy cover jobs at Portland startups, Portland’s take on the iPad, WordPress for iPad, Rock Show, Geomena API, Google Buzz privacy reset, sneak peak at iPhone OS 4.0, and rumors of Foursquare being acquired by Yahoo!

It’s a beautiful sunny spring Thursday in Portland. So what better way to spend your day than sitting in front of your machine watching memePDX? Oh wait. It’s a podcast. Put it on your iPod or iPhone or iPad and go out and enjoy the sun. Please.

This week, Cami Kaos and I cover jobs at Portland startups, Portland’s take on the iPad, WordPress for iPad, Rock Show, Geomena API, Google Buzz privacy reset, sneak peak at iPhone OS 4.0, and rumors of Foursquare being acquired… by Yahoo! Read More

Blogging, open source, and now mobile: Small Society Apple iPad app furthers Portland’s love affair with WordPress

Well, now you can. Because Portland-based Small Society teamed with Automattic—the WordPress folks—to build an Apple iPad app for WordPress.

You may have heard that Apple is releasing a new piece of hardware on Saturday, April 3. No it’s true. It’s a little tablet thingamajig. Like a big iPhone. And people around here seem pretty excited about it. Because Portland loves technology.

Know what else Portland loves? Blogging. And when it comes to blogging, there’s one blog platform that Portland loves more than any other: WordPress. Which got me to thinking, what if you could combine that love of blogging with the love of this shiny new Apple iPad tablet? And how about throwing in some open source just for good measure? Read More

WordCamp Portland: Aaron Hockley hands off the organizational reins to Morgan Senkal

After two years of running the show, Aaron Hockley is handing off the management of WordCamp Portland 2010 to Morgan Senkal.

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

Embedding video in WordPress will get easier, thanks to Portland’s Viper007Bond

Like embedding video. As anyone who has ever tried to embed a video in a WordPress blog post can tell you. They’ve likely lost a few clumps of hair in the process.

Now don’t get me wrong. I love the WordPress. Nothing has ever made my blogging life easier than its open source goodness. But all that love aside, it does have a few blemishes.

Like embedding video. As anyone who has ever tried to embed a video in a WordPress blog post can tell you. They’ve likely lost a few clumps of hair in the process.

If only it could be easier. If only.

Well, thanks to Portland-based Alex “Viper007Bond” it will be. Read More

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