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After a brief hiatus, XOXO is back… and bigger and better than ever

If you’ve been around Portland and, well, the Internet for any amount of time, you’ve likely heard rumblings about XOXO, the experimental festival for independent internet artists and creatives that—from the start—was a must-attend event. And even as it grew exponentially, the unique festival remained true to its founding roots which kept folks coming back—and looking forward—year after year.

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Ending the experiment: Rising costs prevent XOXO Outpost from continuing in 2017

In late 2015, the folks behind the XOXO festival announced an effort to provide an affordable collaborative workspace for independent artists by finding thoughtful patrons and members of the community who could help subsidize rent for those artists. It was an experiment called the XOXO Outpost. Read More

Portland public podcasting posts up in an Airstream: Stream PDX

Portland has long been home to any number of interesting podcasts. With new shows cropping up all of the time. But even today, the intricacies of podcasting can still be cryptic and intimidating. (Sorry Adam Curry, it’s true.) That’s why it’s always nice to see projects that look to eliminate those barriers and get more voices—literally—on the air. Meet Stream PDX. Read More

What's better than building games? Playing games at the Cartoon Network Game Jam Showcase

Remember a while back, when Rose City Game Consulting gathered a bunch of awesome game developers to hack on stuff for Cartoon Network? Well, that was awesome. But what came out of that weekend? Even more awesome, of course. And now, you get to experience that awesome, firsthand. It’s the Cartoon Network Game Jam Showcase. Read More

It's like XOXO year 'round: XOXO Outpost begins taking applications for private, collaborative workspace

If you’ve followed the XOXO festival from year to year, you’ve seen it grow and change and experiment. But there’s an even bigger experiment underway now, 365 days a year. Well, 366 days, this year. But you get my point. The XOXO Outpost looks to create a home for the collaborative creative community that attends the XOXO festival, throughout the year. And they’re taking applications for members. Read More

Want XOXO to be more once a year? Get ready to be happy.

Now, there have been hints. And mentions. Of something more happening with XOXO, the annual—but never guaranteed to repeat—event that gathers independent artists in Portland every fall. And now, those hints have morphed into a gathering, in the new space that will house XOXO magic year round. Read More

A whole lot more to love: XOXO awesomeness is now available year round in a collaborative space

It only makes sense. I mean, a couple of folks who rethought the whole event experience can rethink other things. Like not only how we collaborate in short formats but how we collaborate with colleagues day after day. How we extend an ethos into a culture. How we work together. And how we support one another. And that’s why I’m incredibly excited and inspired by the new XOXO collaborative workspace in Portland. Read More

Miss out on XOXO, Portland? You can always OROR

In only its second year, XOXO has already become the quintessential tech event in Portland, drawing a veritable who’s who of interesting tech and maker types to town both as speakers and attendees—while doing a brilliant job of showcasing our awesome town for a broad audience. Read More

One more thing, PDXconf… well two actually: Andy Baio chats with Girl Talk (Part 1)

Every once in a while, an opportunity falls in your lap. And despite the insanity, you have to take the opportunity. Or you’ll never forgive yourself. Such was the case with PDXconf, this year. Read More

There was a lot of love in the room: XOXO embraces maker culture as attendees embrace XOXO

Portland has been on the edge of transition. We know there’s awesome stuff happening here. But honestly? That remains a secret to the majority of the planet.

But that may be changing. Thanks to XOXO, a labor of love from Andy Baio and Andy McMillan. Read More

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