Silicon Florist 🌹 FOSSY 2023, Apple Vision Pro 😎
Coming out of the last downturn, OSCON was a regular fixture in Portland. Leading many to consider Portland — plus its locals like Linus Torvalds and Ward Cunningham — as a bastion of the open-source community. It’s been noticeably quiet over the last few years on that front. So it’s really nice to see the Free and Open Source Software Yearly (FOSSY) conference selecting Portland for its 2023 event… More
For many startup founders, a startup accelerator can provide the support and insights they need to take their startups to the next level. But first, you have to get in. And the competition to do so is fierce. So if you’re considering applying to take part in one of the Techstars startup accelerator programs, you owe it to yourself to learn as much as you can about what that takes. That’s why the Startup Your Startup Meetup group is hosting, “How I Got Into Techstars, What Worked, What Didn’t.” … More
It seems that everything old is new again. First, Portland is once again home to a significant open source conference. And now, Raven Zachary is sharing his thoughts on the latest technology from Apple. Cyclical, indeed… More
This week in Portland startup community history
“Communities need campfires around which to gather. Whether they be meeting places to tell stories, warm safe places to meet friends, or roaring bonfires to celebrate our victories. Or even—at times—simply a place to Camp. CubeSpace was the campfire of the Portland tech community. And now its flame is out.”
Be sure to check Calagator for the latest list of events — or to share your event with the community. It’s absolutely free.
Monday (June 12) How I got into TechStars
Monday (June 12) NewTech PDX
Wednesday (June 14) Food & Bev Co's, ChatGPT, AI & Food For Thought
Saturday (June 17) ChatGPT Unconference
Tuesday (June 20) founder.coffee at Either/Or
… or if Facebook Live is more your thing
UI/UX Engineer at ZeroTier, Inc.
Data Analytics and Reporting Engineer at ZeroTier, Inc
News discovery app lead developer at Headline
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