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Mobile Portland - Celly: The power of mobile social networks

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1417 NW Everett St, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



Celly logoLife organizes itself in many different ways. Work. School. Communities. Neighborhoods. Those smaller groups are form our daily interactions.

At Celly, Greg Passmore and Darek Teller have been working on ways to enable these networks to form quickly and communicate privately. Celly's technology is being used by groups as diverse as teachers who need to communicate with students, the City of Portland, and the Occupy Movement as ways to share information quickly.

Celly recently secured $1.4 million in seed funding led by the Oregon Angel Fund to continue building their apps and services.

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Join Greg and Darek as they talk about the opportunities and challenges of working in the SoLoMo (Social Local Mobile) space including

  • geeky technology,
  • troublesome regulation,
  • surveillance and security,
  • the physical world,
  • how people are actually using technologies like Celly,
  • and the exciting cyborg tech of the future.

Learn more about why Melissa Seideman, a history teacher in Cold Spring, NY said, "Celly is changing the face of education! With Celly, cell phones have the potential to bridge the gap between the home, school, and social media world."

About Our Speakers

Greg Passmore
Greg Passmore

Greg is Cofounder and CTO of Celly. He has been immersed in the Portland area software industry since 1998, starting his career at at GemStone Systems, which was acquired by VMWare in 2010. His areas of expertise include mobile technology, scalability, and system architecture.

Darek Teller
Darek Teller

Darek Teller is Celly's Education Technology Specialist and Account Manager. Darek received his BA from the University of Oregon and a MA from Reed College. He has been involved in the high-tech industry for 16 years. At Celly, he focuses on the education market, sales and business development.