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115 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)
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  • Wednesday
    Apr 2 2008
    Calagator Lunch Work Session

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    Have lunch and work on Calagator.

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  • Wednesday
    May 7 2008
    Calagator Lunch Work Session

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    Have lunch and work on Calagator.

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  • Wednesday
    May 14 2008
    Calagator Working Lunch

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    Come hang out, eat lunch, and squash pesky Calagator bugs.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 4 2008
    Side Project Wednesday: Calagator Working Lunch

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    Let's gather at Backspace and work on Calagator over food and beverages.

  • Wednesday
    Jun 18 2008
    Calagator mini code sprint

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    Calagator is an all-volunteer, open-source project to develop a calendar aggregation system for the Portland technical community. For further details about the project, see calagator.org

    The Calagator team has made excellent headway since we've started this project a few months ago. I'm pleased to announce our preliminary roadmap to version 1.0: http://code.google.com/p/calagator/wiki/Roadmap

    If you're a designer, writer, or programmer, we could use your help in designing new UIs, writing documentation, and adding interesting features.

    We have two code sprints coming up: 1. Wednesday 6/18 at Backspace, from noon until it's time to leave for Ignite Portland. 2. Saturday 6/21 at CubeSpace, from 10am until 6pm, although we often end up moving to the Side Door and staying later.

    You do not need to stay for the entire code sprint -- stay as long as you'd like. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if you haven't attended a code sprint before. If you want to help with programming, experience with Ruby on Rails and agile development is helpful, but you're welcome to come even if you're new to these because this is a great way to learn.

    Join us!

    -igal

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  • Thursday
    Sep 11 2008
    Tweet PDX

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    The first official meetup for users of Twitter, old and new.

    But the event is open and available to non-Twitter people, or anyone who wants to learn more about blogging, tech, design, cyborgs, ect.

    Grab a coffee or tea or some food and lets hang out by Vidoop's awesome new headquarters.

    Discussions are open and fun, covering everything, and perhaps even some things about the upcoming CyborgCamp 2008, which will be simulcast in Portland, Or and Vancouver B.C. at the same time.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Wednesday
    Oct 29 2008
    Portland Open Coffee Club - October 2008

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    Portland Open Beer Club and Portland Open Coffee Club are monthly meetups offering a low key, agenda-free format centered around meeting like-minded individuals and talking about technology, the web, and startups.

    The Portland Open Coffee Club meets the last Wednesday of every month at Backspace at 10 am.

    Read more at http://portlandopencoffeeclub.com/

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  • Saturday
    Nov 1 2008
    Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Install Party

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    Celebrate the release of Ubuntu 8.10, the Intrepid Ibex. Get a copy of the .iso file without waiting for the long download. Get a burned CD or burn one of your own and pass on the free software love. Get installation help and talk to local linux experts.

  • Wednesday
    Feb 4 2009
    [CANCELLED] CloudCampPDX Initial Planning Discussion

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    Cancelled due to too many conflicts. Will reschedule in the near future.

    A few people around Portland have been talking about trying to have one of these new-fangled unconferences focused on cloud computing. Let's get together and see if we can pull it off. We'll have an initial meeting to discuss some ideas, figure out possible venues, timing, sponsorship needs, etc. Come prepared with ideas and suggestions.

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  • Thursday
    Apr 16 2009
    PDX Hacker Space Meeting

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    "Hello Portland Dorks! There's a group of enthusiastic people meeting tomorrow night (Thurs 4/16/09) to discuss the development of Portland's very own Hackerspace! The meeting will be at Backspace downtown (115 NW 5th Ave).

    A lot of us are currently chatting on #pdxhackerspace on freenode. Come join us!" -- Justin May, dorkbot-blabber list

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  • Tuesday
    May 19 2009
    Portland's Pink Slip Party

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    Portland’s companies have been hit hard by the recession and the tech crowd has seen the impact first-hand. However, there remains massive energy around Portland’s tech scene that doesn’t always find its way to the companies and individuals who can most benefit from its vitality. We believe strongly that Portland possesses the resources and the will to take care of its own.

    In this dynamic and challenging economic climate finding a new job can be frustrating – companies are tending to extend fewer courtesies to job seekers and opportunities are harder to locate. The tools, methods, and resources for finding work have changed dramatically as a result of technology and the current recession. Identifying those organizations with the ability to guide and assist is tricky at best. Boly:Welch and YPOP are bringing together resources to help you through the process. The Pink Slip Party is a chance to begin the discussion and make new connections between innovative technical professionals and resourceful business leaders. Together we can make a difference.

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  • Sunday
    Jul 26 2009
    Urban Edibles Development Meeting (Django/python)

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    Join us Sunday to continue discussion and work on the new Urban Edibles website. Since our last meeting we have outlined our Django models and started a Mercurial repository on Google Code:

    http://code.google.com/p/urbanedibles/

    Please come if your are interested on collaborating on any level, or join our mailing list:

    http://groups.google.com/group/urbanedibles-dev

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  • Monday
    Aug 3 2009
    DorkbotPDX informal meeting

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    Come join DorkbotPDX for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Sunday
    Oct 4 2009
    WhereCampPDX 2009: Game Day

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    WhereCamp is a free, open unconference for all geo-technology enthusiasts.

    The game day is a chance to get out around town, and try out different locative and urban games and activities. Last year we did Pac-Manhattan, Cruel 2B Kind, and a disaster preparedness mapping activity. Check our website for details on this year's game schedule.

    If you'd like to host an activity in connection with the event, please contact us via the mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/wherecamp-pdx

    We will base at Backspace, and games will issue forth from there.

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  • Friday
    Nov 6 2009
    2600 Meeting

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    2600 Meetings exist as a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach. Meetings are open to anyone of any age or level of expertise.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 13 2010
    OEN PubTalk™ - Seed Oregon - Round 3

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    OEN's Seed Oregon is a unique competition held during four consecutive PubTalk events. The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN's Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

    Nine presenting companies in total will be selected to compete in the 2009-2010 Seed Oregon tournament. Each will have 10 minutes to present their concept to the PubTalk audience, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. Three companies will compete at each of the preliminary rounds, with the audience voting for the winning presentations to move to the championship round.

    Apply to OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk! Application & Guidelines Page

    Seed Oregon FAQ

    Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, January 13th. Please register at the door after that time.

    Date and Time: January 13th, 2009, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Location: Backspace - 115 NW 5th Ave., Portland, Oregon

    Registration to attend: OEN Member: $15, Non-member: $25

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  • Monday
    Feb 1 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Come join us for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Feb 8 2010
    Mobile Monday

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    Mobile Monday Portland (MoMoPDX) is the local chapter of a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. We meet every month to network and learn.

    More info MoMoPDX: http://momopdx.org/ Info and directions to Backspace: http://www.backspace.bz/

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  • Monday
    Feb 15 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Come join us for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Mar 1 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Come join us for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Mar 8 2010
    Mobile Monday PDX meeting

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    MoMoPDX

    Our next Mobile Monday event is just around the corner, next Monday, March 8th. The meet-up will be held at Backspace and since it’s right in between Mobile World Congress and CTIA, we invite anyone interested to share a little bit about their experience at Mobile World Congress and what should be checked out at CTIA in Las Vegas at the end of the month. If you’d like to share please let us know and we’ll be sure to have a venue set up. Here are the details for next week’s event:

    WHAT: MoMoPDX Meeting #3
    WHERE: Backspace – 115 NW 5th in Portland 
    WHEN: March 8, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
    
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  • Saturday
    Mar 13 2010
    Zday 2010

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    Zday is the annual international celebration in observance of the ideas of Jacque Fresco’s Venus Project as presented in Peter Joseph’s popular documentary film Zeitgeist: Addendum.

    The ideas behind Jacque's Resource-Based Economy have become viral and are challenging established paradigms.

    We will be screening a special edit of Zeitgeist & Venus Project videos, as well as hosted discussions. There will be something for everyone: newcomers, and those who are very familiar.

    The activist organization for the Venus Project has become know as The Zeitgeist Movement. This movement has grown to 350,000+ people world wide, in just over 1 year.

    Join us in our exploration of the future!

    RSVP or View other event location here: http://zday2010.org/worldwide-map

    To learn more about this movement visit: http://thevenusproject.com http://thezeitgeistmovement.com http://zeitgeistmovie.com

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  • Monday
    Mar 15 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Come join us for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Mar 29 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Come join us for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Apr 12 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Come join us for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 14 2010
    OEN Pub Talk- SplashCast- What Happened?

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    Failure isn’t always a bad thing as long as you learn from it. SplashCast, launched in 2007, was originally founded around the notion of helping consumers put together videos, text, graphics and music embedded in broadcast "channels." Despite raising over $4 million in funding, SplashCast was unable to survive and closed its doors in 2009.

    Please join OEN for the April 14th PubTalk to hear what happened, and what the team learned from failure. You will hear from one of the Founders of SplashCast, as well as a few investors in the company. This panel discussion will highlight the positive moves the company made, as well as share some valuable lessons of what to avoid. Learning from their insights and knowledge will undoubtedly help you in your decision making processes so that your company may avoid the same pitfalls.

    Speakers: Tom Turnbull; Investors: Angela Jackson and Jon Karl; Moderator: Dave deFiebre

    Tom Turnbull Tom Turnbull is a lawyer and entrepreneur. He has worked in business development, product, and legal roles at three venture backed startups. Of the three startups, one was a success (Internet Brands, Inc. NASDAQ: INET), one a soft landing (BizBuyer.com), and the last a sad ending (SplashCast Media). Tom also headed up new media strategy and business development for the LA Times and business development for Knowledge Learning Corporation. Additionally, he was a consulting manager at Andersen and a transactional lawyer. He received a law degree from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from New York University with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurial studies.

    Jon Karl Jon is an experienced entrepreneur who co-founded two Portland companies, ieLogic and iovation. As Vice President of Corporate Development for iovation, Jon plays a role in defining the company's business strategy, and is responsible for the creation of strategic partnerships, technology alliances and mergers or acquisitions. At ieLogic, Jon was instrumental in creating and driving the company brand and technology innovation that led to the company's successful sale in just five years.

    An expert in the areas of Internet security and fraud management, Jon is a frequent speaker at industry trade shows, where he speaks on various topics including online fraud management, online privacy, and emerging technologies that protect online environments against fraud and abuse.

    Jon holds a B.S. in Economics from Oregon State University, and has been an active investor over the last 5 years in a diverse range of start-up ventures. He lives in Tualatin with his wife, two boys, a dozen chickens and a dog.

    OEN member registration is $15.00 Non OEN member registration is $25.00

    Please visit the OEN Website to register for this event

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  • Monday
    Apr 19 2010
    Mobile Monday Portland (MoMoPDX)

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    Mobile Monday Portland is pleased to present a panel discussion on Mobile Financial Services moderated by Wireless Week editor in chief, Monica Alleven. The panel features Matthew Hall, vice president of business development of Vesta Corporation, and Siva Narendra, CTO of Tyfone Inc., both Portland-based mobile financial services companies. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

    For more information visit: http://mopr.us/c1

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 20 2010
    Founders Coffee

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    Founder’s Coffee is a low-key, weekly get together for Portland entrepreneurs to connect with each other. No speakers, no pitches, just business founders gathering together to visit for an hour.

  • Monday
    Apr 26 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Come join us for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 27 2010
    Founders Coffee

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    Founder’s Coffee is a low-key, weekly get together for Portland entrepreneurs to connect with each other. No speakers, no pitches, just business founders gathering together to visit for an hour.

  • Tuesday
    May 4 2010
    Founders Coffee

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    Founder’s Coffee is a low-key, weekly get together for Portland entrepreneurs to connect with each other. No speakers, no pitches, just business founders gathering together to visit for an hour.

  • Monday
    May 10 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Tuesday
    May 11 2010
    Portland 10’s Founders Coffee

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    Founder’s Coffee is a low-key, weekly get together for Portland entrepreneurs to connect with each other. No speakers, no pitches, just business founders gathering together to visit for an hour.

  • Wednesday
    May 12 2010
    OEN PubTalk - The Art of Bootstrapping

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    Join OEN at the May 12 PubTalk where five successful entrepreneurs will reveal to you their secrets on the art of bootstrapping. The founders of Jama Software, Paydici, Rumblefish and Reliable Remodeler will share with you how, prior to their first round of funding (if any), they used creative solutions and drew from nontraditional resources to build their companies with limited capital. They'll share their advice on where to cut corners and help you identify when you can't afford to be cheap. You’ll also learn how to grow a company organically; creative ways to generate and manage cash flow, and the challenges of putting everything at risk.

    This panel discussion will be moderated by Rick Turoczy, the founder and principal writer of Silicon Florist, Portland's premier blog on technology and entrepreneurship.

    Moderator: Rick Turoczy of Silicon Floriist Panelists: Eric Winquist of Jama Software, Eli Alford-Jones of Paydici, Paul Anthony of Rumblefish and Eric Doebele of Reliable Remodeler.

    Panelist Bios

    Eric Doebele, Reliable Remodeler Eric Doebele is a serial entrepreneur and active advisor to startup companies. He started several companies including HandymanOnline in 1997, which raised over $27 Million in venture capital grew to over 300 employees, and was later acquired by ServicMagic.com. In 2001, he founded ReliableRemodeler.com, a leading nationwide home improvement contractor matching service that has matched remodeling contractors to over 700,000 home improvement projects. In 2007, ReliableRemodeler.com ranked 187th in the 2007 Inc. 500’s list of fastest growing companies. Eric sold ReliableRemodeler.com to Quinstreet in 2008, where he then held the role of Vice President of Home Services. He was named a "Leader of the Pack – 20 young(ish) Oregonians who are making things happen" by Oregon Business Magazine. Eric is a board member or active advisor to several companies, including ISG Illumination Systems, SecondPorch, Giftango, Paydici, and EnhanceScape. He is an active member of the Oregon Angel Fund, and served on the planning committee for Angel Oregon 2010.

    Eric Winquist, Jama Software Eric Winquist is an accomplished entrepreneur and project manager with over 15 years experience working with a wide range of enterprise organizations, teams and technologies. In 2001, Eric founded Redside Solutions, a software development consulting firm. As CEO, Eric grew Redside to a multi-million dollar business with 100% annual growth rates. At Redside, Eric saw first-hand the need companies had for collaborative requirements management which led to the creation of Jama Software and the development of Jama Contour. In March 2006, Eric founded Jama Software with the vision of providing customers a more collaborative way to develop new products and eliminate the common frustrations with traditional approaches to requirements management. Jama has created a powerful Web-based application called Contour that's used by thousands every day to manage billions of dollars in research and development projects.

    Please visit the OEN website to register for this event.

    OEN Members: $15.00 Non OEN Members: $25.00

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  • Monday
    May 24 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 7 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 9 2010
    OEN PubTalk™: Oregon Beer Entrepreneurs - The Seeds of Suds

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    Backspace 115 Northwest 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97209-

    Oregon is a utopia for beer, contributing more than $2.3 billion to the economy and employing more than 4700 employees. With 74 brewing companies (32 in Portland alone), operating 102 brewing facilities in 45 cities in Oregon, its no wonder that we are the envy of beer lovers everywhere (source: Oregon Brewers Guild).

    Join OEN at the June PubTalk where 3 Oregon Beer-preneurs: Charlie Devereaux of Double Mountain, Irene Firmat of Full Sail and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing will share their stories and answer your questions including:

    What does it take to start a brewery?

    Should I invest in a craft beer startup?

    What’s the outlook for the industry?

    A PubTalk™ in the truest sense - this is an event not to be missed!

    Speakers

    Charlie Devereux, Double Mountain Irene Firmat, Full Sail Brewing Company Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi Brewing

    Please register for this event at the OEN events page

    Member Registration: $15.00 Non Member registration: $25.00

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  • OEN PubTalk™: Oregon Beer Entrepreneurs - The Seeds of Suds

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    Oregon is a utopia for beer, contributing more than $2.3 billion to the economy and employing more than 4,700. With 74 brewing companies (32 in Portland alone), operating 102 brewing facilities in 45 cities in Oregon, it's no wonder that we are the envy of beer lovers everywhere (source: Oregon Brewers Guild).

    Join OEN at the June PubTalk where three Oregon Beer-preneurs: Charlie Devereux of Double Mountain, Irene Firmat of Full Sail and, Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing will share their stories and answer your questions. Lisa Morrison host and producer of KXL radio show "Beer O'clock" will moderate the panel.

    Additionally, samples from the presenting brewers will be served after the program. A PubTalk™ in the truest sense - this is an event not to be missed!

    When: Wednesday, June 9 Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (extended program for beer tasting) Where: Backspace 115 Northwest 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

    Registration: OEN member $15 Non-member $25

    The PubTalk is proudly sponsored by Ater Wynne and Dotster

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  • Monday
    Jun 21 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 5 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Friday
    Jul 23 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    ** Note: DorkbotPDX will be moving to Friday this week due to another event taking place at Backspace. We'll update this shortly with further details about our special plans for the Friday night meeting. We'll be making up for the move. ;~)

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 2 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 11 2010
    OEN PubTalk™: So You Think You Can Pitch?

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    Come see four companies put it all on the line in a speed pitching competition. In this competition both the judges and the audience will tell the competitors if they’ve got what it takes to be a fundable company. A winner will be selected by the judges who will advance to the first round of OEN's Seed Oregon. The audience favorite will be mentioned on the OEN blog.

    After the judges select the winner by voting with OEN Dollars, the judges will give feedback on each presentation, explain how they chose the winner, and answer questions from the audience and the contestants.

    The judges: Nick Stanley

    Diane Fraiman

    Kathleen A. Sego

    Interested in Competing? There is no fee to apply to compete, however, you must be an OEN member to be eligible. If you are not an OEN Member, join here or call Rori Homme, OEN's Director of Membership, at 503-222-2270 x 13 to join.

    To apply to "So You Think You Can Pitch?" visit the OEN website and submit your materials by Monday, August 2nd, 2010.

    There you will need to submit the following information: (1) A copy of your executive summary (no need for secret sauce or specific numbers, simply publish what you are willing to present in public) (2) A brief explanation (no more than 1 page, 12 pt font, single spaced) of why you think your company is a promising investment

    Items For Purchase Click here to use your OEN Member Login Information to register for the OEN Member items. (Please note that if the item is grayed out it means you have not yet logged in)

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    OEN Member Registration: $15.00 *
    Non-Member Registration: $25.00 *

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  • Monday
    Aug 16 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Friday
    Sep 3 2010
    2600 Meeting

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    2600 Meetings exist as a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach. Meetings are open to anyone of any age or level of expertise.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 8 2010
    OEN PubTalk™ - Activewear Innovation Mecca

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    Portland is rapidly becoming a mecca for innovation in activewear. From interchangeable shoe soles, to breathable outerwear for cycling and snowboarding, to sustainable fashion designs, there are terrific innovations happening locally! Activewear firms design, develop, manufacture, market, distribute and sell apparel, footwear and gear for active outdoor recreation. The activewear category consists of more than 300 firms in Oregon, employing more than 14,000 people with an approximate payroll of $1.2 billion. The activewear industry cluster is growing in Oregon and includes numerous start-ups that are creating local jobs and using the rich and talented local knowledge base. This exciting industry cluster is designing and producing innovative products that address niche markets that are currently underserved by the local giants.

    Join the OEN at the September Pub Talk to hear from four activewear entrepreneurs who will share their stories of how they got started, how they have grown, and the unique opportunities available to them because of their presence in this hotbed of innovation.

    Moderator: Rob Langstaff - RYZ

    Panelists: Bill Worthington - OluKai Sean Beers - Korkers Ed Dalton - Showers Pass Carrie Atkinson - Sock it to me

    OEN Member Fee: $15.00
    Non-Member Fee: $25.00

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  • Thursday
    Sep 9 2010
    Portland Commodore Users Group: Screening of Get Lamp, with the filmmaker

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    Jason Scott will be present to show his latest documentary, Get Lamp. Get Lamp is a new documentary about text adventure games (such as Zork and Colossal Cave). If you've ever played a text adventure in your life, you should check it out.

    More info about the film at http://www.getlamp.com

    Presented by the The Portland Commodore Users Group

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  • Monday
    Sep 13 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Sep 27 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Friday
    Oct 1 2010
    2600 Meeting

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    2600 Meetings exist as a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach. Meetings are open to anyone of any age or level of expertise.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 13 2010
    OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 1

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    OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 1 - Call for Applications - Due Friday, September 10 at 5:00 PM

    Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register to attend Round 1 of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk.

    To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

    Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon competition, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

    To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

    Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

    The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

    Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, October 12th. Please register at the door after that time.

    Items For Purchase Click here to use your OEN Member Login Information to register for the OEN Member items. (Please note that if the item is grayed out it means you have not yet logged in)

    Available Items Price Qty
    PubTalk Member Registration: $15.00 *
    PubTalk Non-Member Registration: $25.00 *

    Includes entry at one PubTalk and the Seed Oregon application fee.
    $75.00 *
    Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member: [+] Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member:

    Includes entry at one PubTalk, a discounted one year OEN individual membership {$26 savings}, and the Seed Oregon application fee.
    $174.00

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  • Monday
    Oct 25 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Open Source Hardware Users Group discussion

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    There are people who get really excited about building hardware and Open Source. There are a few holes in the stack, and as a community we can get started on fundamental tools that will make things easier for all of us. Some topics that came up in the session on Saturday.

    The tools for programming FPGA's are all proprietary let's design an open source FPGA, most of the patents are running out soon.

    There are open source 3d modeling tools, but will they tell you where the center of gravity of your amature rocket is? That's an important thing to know when it passes mach 1.

    Radio is awesome.

    Look for an "Art of Community" book, or a tshirt that says "free as in freedom" amongst the dorkbot crowd to find the discussion. Don't worry if you miss this meeting there isn't even a listserv up yet it's a meeting of convenience as many of the people from Saturday's discussion are going to be at DorkBot anyways.

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  • Friday
    Nov 5 2010
    2600 Meeting

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    2600 Meetings exist as a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach. Meetings are open to anyone of any age or level of expertise.

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  • Monday
    Nov 8 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 10 2010
    OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 2

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    OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 2 - Call for Applications - Due Wednesday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

    Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register to attend Round 3 of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk.

    To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

    Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon competition, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

    To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

    Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

    The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

    Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, November 10th. Please register at the door after that time.

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  • PortlandWikiWednesday

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    PortlandWikiWednesday now meets every Wednesday at Backspace!

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  • Monday
    Nov 22 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Friday
    Dec 3 2010
    2600 Meeting

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    2600 Meetings exist as a forum for all interested in technology to meet and talk about events in technology-land, learn, and teach. Meetings are open to anyone of any age or level of expertise.

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  • Monday
    Dec 6 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Dec 20 2010
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 12 2011
    OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon - Round 3

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    OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 3 - Call for Applications - Friday, December 03, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register to attend Round 3 of OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk.

    To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

    Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon completion, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

    To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

    Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to compete for funding opportunities, and to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

    The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

    Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, January 12th at noon. Please register at the door after that time.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 9 2011
    OEN PubTalk™ - Seed Oregon Championship Round

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    Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. This event is for entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011. In addition to networking with members of the entrepreneurial community, this event is a unique opportunity to compete for funding opportunities, and learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising.

    Companies Competing in the OEN Seed Oregon final: 4-Tell http://www.4-tell.com/ GlobeSherpa http://www.globesherpa.com/ Indow Windows http://www.indowwindows.com/

    OEN’s Seed Oregon is a competition held during four sessions of OEN’s PubTalk Networking events. It is for Oregon and Southwest Washington companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event, held at the Governor Hotel on Wednesday, March 16.

    OEN members can register for this event online for $15 or $20 at the door of the event. Pre-register for a savings of $5.

    Please note online registration for this event closes Wednesday, February 9th at noon. After that, please register at the door. No discounts will be applied if you miss the noon cut off.

    PubTalk is sponsored by Ater Wynne and Comcast Business Services.

    Date: Wednesday, February 09, 2011
    Location: Backspace 115 NW 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 Time: 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
    OEN Member registration: $15.00
    Non-member Registration: $30.00

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  • Monday
    Feb 14 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

  • Monday
    Feb 28 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 2 2011
    Demolicious

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    Demolicious is Portland Web Innovators’ showcase of member’s work. Whether it’s a side project or a new business, you have ten minutes to show what you’ve got. We’ve seen content management systems, Firefox extensions, Wordpress plug-ins, and complete sites. What do you have to show off?

    Each demo night gets a lot of interest, from both attendees and demoers. If you’re ready to show off your project, take some time to make your pitch below. Because there’s always more interest than slots, we may not be able to take everyone, but we’ll always keep you in the queue for future events.

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 9 2011
    OEN PubTalk™ - Raising Money: Casting a wider net

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    Oregon's entrepreneurial community is growing and thriving. In fact, Oregon entrepreneurs raised more than $200 million last year. Many of these companies have raised money in Oregon, but at some point, also made the decision to cast the funding net outside of the state.

    Raising money for your company is never easy and looking out of state inevitably creates some new challenges such as; How do you go about getting connected to investors in other states? Do investors follow a different methodology when investing in companies outside of their state? Are most out of state investments done by VC firms or are there also angel investments?

    Join us as we have a panel of experts discussing all aspects of out of state funding.

    Event Panelists: Chris DeVore, Founders Co-op (Seattle) Chris Ulum, Agilyx Scott Kveton, Urban Airship

    Moderator: Steve Morris, OTBC

    Pre-register to Save! OEN members can register for this event online and save $5. Please note online registration for this event closes Wednesday, March 9th at noon. After that, please register at the door. No discounts will be applied if you miss the noon cut off.

    PubTalk is sponsored by: Ater Wynne and Comcast Business Services.

    Date: Wednesday, March 9 Location: Backspace 115 NW 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97209 Time: 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM OEN Member registration: $15 Online, $20 at the Door Non-member Registration: $30

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  • Monday
    Mar 14 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Mar 28 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Friday
    Apr 1 2011
    PDX-OSGEO Hackathon/Japan Crisis Camp

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    A continuation of the Open Source GIS Unconference on Tuesday. GIS developers can come and do some coding or write documentation for whatever projects they dream up. Meanwhile, we will also be hosting a Crisis Camp where anyone can come and help update a map of Japan in the wake of the Sendai disaster. We will provide training to anyone who is new to Open Street Map editing.

    http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Crisis_Camp_Japan

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  • Thursday
    Apr 7 2011
    OEN PubTalk™ featuring Soothie Suckers

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    Come to Backspace and see OEN's Angel Oregon 2011 Concept-Stage winner, Marrietta Harrison of Soothie Suckers, present her emerging consumer business.

    PubTalk is a lively forum where early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur's business model.

    Pre-Register and Save OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, April 13th at 12:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

    About SoothieSuckers: www.soothiesuckers.com Soothie Suckers delivers good health in great tasting, all-natural, herbal, freezable treats! Soothie Suckers come in three formulas: Immune Booster, Cold Fighter and Sore Throat Relief. "It's the cool way to feel better."

    Marietta Harrison - Soothie Sucker's Founder, CEO, & Mom Marietta Harrison is a true "mompreneur." About 15 years ago, before most pediatricians stopped prescribing antibiotics for many common ailments, Marietta lost faith in the medical community. Relying on her own research and input from friends and fellow parents familiar with natural medicine, she began creating her own herbal remedies and mixing them with fruit juices to help treat her own children.

    Years later, while brainstorming with her husband, musician Michael Allen Harrison, and his sister, they came up with the idea to put natural medicines into ice pops. As they began to move forward with their idea, they were amazed at the lack of products available to treat children for colds and other illnesses. Marietta's experience with adding herbal medicines to her children's fruit juice helped them develop a great tasting and effective product - and Soothie Suckers were born.

    Date: Wednesday, April 13 Time: 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97204 OEN Member Registration: $15
    Non-member Registration: $30

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  • Monday
    Apr 11 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting [at Someday Lounge on 4/11, see website]

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    [at Someday Lounge on 4/11, see website]

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  • Monday
    Apr 25 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    May 9 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    May 11 2011
    OEN PubTalk™: Angel Investment Avenues

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    Do you know what to expect when applying for funding? Join OEN at Backspace for the skinny on local Angel Investment avenues. We’ve invited four local angel investment organizations to give an overview of their programs and share what kind of investments they make. You’ll learn the ins and outs of how to obtain funding including: how to apply, and tips about what investors are looking for, and how best to stand out against the competition.

    Moderator: Rob Wiltbank, Willamette University

    Panelists:

    Julie Gulla, Portland Angel Network

    Jim Huston, Portland Seed Fund

    Angela Jackson, Keiretsu Forum

    Eric Pozzo, Oregon Angel Fund

    Pre-Register and Save

    OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, April 13th at 12:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

    5-Minute Pitch

    PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx.

    Sponsors

    Ater Wynne Comcast Business Services

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  • Monday
    May 23 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Jun 6 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 8 2011
    OEN PubTalk™ - Ask the Attorney

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    An hour of time with an experienced attorney can sometimes run $400. Join us at OEN's 'Ask the Attorney' PubTalk on June 8th, 2011 and an hour of legal advice will only cost you the price of admission. We have put together a great panel of attorneys representing IP/Start Up, Corporate and Employment issues. Come by and bring those questions you have been dying to ask an attorney, as the event will include insights from our experienced panel, but also look to have an active Q&A element from the audience.

    Moderator David Uslan, Perkins & Company

    Panel Vicky Ballou, Tonkon Torp - IP Michael Phillips, Davis Wright Tremaine - Corporate Stacy Mark, Ater Wynne - Employment

    Pre-Register and Save OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, April 13th at 12:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

    5-Minute Pitch PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx.

    Sponsors Ater Wynne Comcast Business Services

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  • Monday
    Jun 20 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Jul 4 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Jul 18 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 1 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 10 2011
    OEN PubTalk - The State of Oregon Pitch-Off!

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    Oregon is a big state with many diverse regions, and within those regions, are a wide array of startups and entrepreneurs. OEN has been a catalyst for statewide entrepreneurship including: setting up regional PubTalks, and fostering the establishment of regional investment conferences.

    This year OEN is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone we are putting a spotlight on the success of the statewide outreach by hosting a friendly statewide invitational PubTalk competition between the regions.

    Join us at the August OEN PubTalk in Portland to see pitches from companies located in Bend/Central Oregon, Vancouver, The Gorge and Southern Oregon.

    Four companies --- four pitches -- one winner -- bragging rights for a year.

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  • Monday
    Aug 15 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Aug 29 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Sep 12 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 14 2011
    OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon: Round 1 – Sept. 14, 2011

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    Wednesday, September 14 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Backspace, 115 NW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209

    Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you.

    OEN's Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity for companies from Oregon and Southwest Washington that are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. In this competition, CEOs of emerging companies learn the rules of the road for effective fundraising and receive coaching from content experts to help them shine.

    This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during September, October, November of 2011 with the finale in January of 2011. The overall winner of OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk will receive exposure at OEN's Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

    5-Minute Pitch Company: MyReplayLive http://www.myreplaylive.com/

    Round 1 Seed Oregon Presenting Companies: BikeTrak http://www.biketrak.com/ RES Equine Products Inc. http://www.resboot.com/ thedot http://thedot.tv/

    Sponsored by: Ater Wynne http://www.aterwynne.com/ Comcast Business Services http://business.comcast.com/

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  • Monday
    Sep 26 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 10 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • DorkbotPDX 0x06

    Backspace

    Dorkbot PDX would like to welcome you to the latest installment of our semi-regular presentation series:

    DorkbotPDX 0x06

    (zero-based) When: October 10th, 2011 - 8pm Where: Backspace ( map) Who: All ages -- open to the public Cost: Free!

    What's happening? A couple of wonderful and inspiring presentations by a pair of local troublemakers.

    Ward Cunningham - "Smallest Federated Wiki" Karl Anderson - "Mutant Bikes of C.H.U.N.K. 666" OpenDork - An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 12 2011
    OEN PubTalk Seed Oregon: Round 2 – Oct. 12, 2011

    Backspace

    Wednesday, Oct 12 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Backspace, 115 NW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209

    Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you.

    OEN's Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity for companies from Oregon and Southwest Washington that are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. In this competition, CEOs of emerging companies learn the rules of the road for effective fundraising and receive coaching from content experts to help them shine.

    This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during September, October, November of 2011 with the finale in January of 2011. The overall winner of OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk will receive exposure at OEN's Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

    Sponsored by: Ater Wynne http://www.aterwynne.com/ Comcast Business Services http://business.comcast.com/

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 22 2011
    Ubuntu 11.10 Release Party

    Backspace

    I'm proud to announce Ubuntu Oregon's 11.10 Release Party will take place on October 22nd, 2011 at Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave, Portland, Oregon. Although this will not be a catered event there will be plenty of food and beverage options for those who bring money. Backspace makes everything from Nachos to Hummus and has a wide variety of local non-alcoholic beverages. Additionally next door there is a very decent burger shop that sells domestic and micro brews and there is Chinese food and other options in close proximity.

    It is pretty likely that we may break off into a group after the release party to grab a cocktail for those who are interested and during the event we will have access to free wifi and power!

    I would like to take a quick second and thank Eucalyptus for sponsoring some custom Ubuntu Oregon Oneiric T-Shirts... We should have close to enough for everyone who attends but just in case I will say they are going to be given out on a first come first serve basis!

    Feel free to bring a friend or relative and please RSVP at http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-us-or/1335/detail/ (You can RSVP last minute if need be) I'm hoping some of the local Canonical people will be able to attend and I'm going to ping them with this announcement so we shall see!

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  • Monday
    Oct 24 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 9 2011
    OEN PubTalk – Seed Oregon Round 3

    Backspace

    OEN PubTalk – Nov 9th, 5:15-7:30pm

    OEN PubTalk – Seed Oregon Round 3

    Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? Then OEN’s Seed
    Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register for
    Round 3 of OEN Seed Oregon.
    

    Presenting Companies

       • Chainge Capital 
          http://www.chaingecapital.com
       • My Replay Live 
          http://www.myreplaylive.com
       • Cloudfeet, Inc.  
          http://www.cloudfeet.com 
    
          Register: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=225
    

    Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company

    PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs 
    from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front 
    of an audience of their peers. 
    Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging 
    questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business 
    model.
    Companies interested in presenting at PubTalk can apply here: 
    http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx
    

    Venue: Backspace

          115 NW 5th Ave 
          Portland, OR 97209 
          www.backspace.bz 
          (503) 248-2900
    
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  • Monday
    Nov 21 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 5 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • DorkbotPDX 0x07

    Backspace

    0x07

    Dorkbot PDX would like to welcome you to the latest installment of our semi-regular presentation series:

    DorkbotPDX 0x07

    (zero-based)

    When: Monday, December 5th, 2011 - 8pm
    Where: Backspace ( map)
    Who: All ages -- open to the public
    Cost: Free!
    What's happening? Three great and inspiring talks regarding art, electronics, computers, physics, and a hybridized mega monster of all things strangely technical. Did we mention 3D bluetooth kittens and RF aardvarks dancing to the synthesizer sounds of the microcontroller apocalypse? Ok, I made that up...or did I?

    Art and Electronics: Arcing the Gap

    Jesse Mejia

    Jesse will present an overview of a few recently completed projects and a few works in progress. His talk emphasizes bridging the gap between artists and pseudo-engineers, and he challenges the community to come up with a proper term for this crossover behavior.

    Jesse is an artist and AV nerd represented digitally at anestheticaudio.com.

    Getting Started With RF

    Ward Ramsdell

    Ward presents an overview of several affordable, contemporary wireless devices and demonstrates how they may be easily incorporated with today's microcontrollers. It's off-the-shelf RF demystified, and you too can go wireless with your projects!

    Ward Ramsdell is a real engineer who helps takes real products to market.

    SPROING!

    Simran Gleason

    SPROING! is a new web-based word game is like playing boggle in 3D, on platonic solids made of springs, with kittens (& aardvarks).

    Simran will show off Sproing & its HTML5 implementation, show the design evolution of the game, and give you the math of spring physics simulations.

    There will be a live multiplayer Sproing tournament during the talk, with chocolate at stake for the winner.

    Simran Gleason is an artist and a nerd. Usually he makes noise, but sometimes likes to turn physics into games.

    OpenDork

    You!

    An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.

    Website
  • Monday
    Dec 19 2011
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 2 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 11 2012
    OEN PubTalk™ - Seed Oregon Championship Round

    Backspace

    Want to learn what it takes for entrepreneurs to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you.

    OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity for companies from Oregon and Southwest Washington that are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. In this competition, CEOs of emerging companies learn the rules of the road for effective fundraising and receive coaching from content experts to help them shine; come show time. This entertaining and educational competition will showcase the winners from the OEN Seed Oregon September, October and November PubTalks.

    Pitching Companies:

    Comic Rocket

    MyReplayLive

    RES Equine

    The overall winner of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk will receive exposure at OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 the premier angel investing event in the Northwest on April 18th.

    Member Special: Pre-Register and Save

    OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, January 11th at 2:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

    PubTalk Sponsors:

    Ater Wynne

    Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company

    PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx

    Website
  • Sunday
    Jan 15 2012
    DIY 3-D printer demo

    Backspace

    I just ran into these guys with a makerbot set up at my local coffee shop. They're on a driving tour, evangelizing 3-d printers for personal manufacturing, and will be at BackSpace tomorrow to demo their printers and show people what they can make.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 16 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 30 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • DorkbotPDX 0x08

    Backspace

    Dorkbot PDX would like to welcome you to the latest installment of our semi-regular presentation series:

    DorkbotPDX 0x08
    (zero-based)

    When: Monday, January 30th, 2012 - 8pm
    Where: Backspace (map)
    Who: All ages -- open to the public
    Cost: Free!
    What's happening? Two great and inspiring talks

    Sailing the I2Cs with the Bus Pirate

    Jared Boone

    Jared will be discussing I2C as a bus and protocol, and will demonstrate talking with a few I2C devices. Demos may include interfacing with an off-the-shelf accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, and/or audio codec.

    Jared runs a fledgling open hardware business, ShareBrained Technology, where he experiments with devices for audio, time-keeping, aeronautics/astronautics/astronomy, motor sports, and radio.

    Remote Reality via Orbduino

    Travis Smith

    From what started as some pretty colors and cat amusement has grown to take over a walk-in closet and has had visits from all over the world. Have you always wanted to play with a robotic arm in the exotic land of Vernowhere, from the comfort of your couch? Here's your chance!

    Tech junkie, traveler, and avid Phish-head. Travis conformed to the corporate mold for 17 years before breaking free to travel and completely geek out. Viva La Dork!

    OpenDork

    You!

    An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 8 2012
    OEN PubTalk™ - Life in an Incubator

    Backspace

    Incubators. That word seems to be all the rage right now, but what really happens within these start up incubators? Do they help companies become successful or at least get over certain challenges? What type of companies and people find the incubator experience to be a positive? Are there downfalls to going through the experience?

    Come to OEN's February PubTalk and hear from the companies that have just completed the local incubator sessions at PIE (http://www.piepdx.com), OTBC (http://otbc.org) and the Portland Seed Fund (http://portlandseedfund.com). It is sure to be an engaging evening filled with Q&A with the panelists.

    Moderator Pinky Gonzales -Bio:http://www.linkedin.com/in/pinkygonzales

    Panelist PDX Seed Fund Company - Viziify - Todd Silverstein, CEO and Cofounder Vizify showcases the best of you by creating a highly visual, interactive profile based on the sites and services you already use. http://vizify.com/

    OTBC - SheerID - CEO Jake Weatherly For companies who currently offer or would like to offer discounts to groups like college students, association members, active-duty and veteran military personnel, government employees, etc., SheerID instantly establishes that your customer qualifies for the discount they are attempting to redeem. The SheerID verification platform ensures that your exclusive offers are only used by a verified member of the targeted group. It all happens instantly, quietly and without fraud. This means that you can freely offer any type of special promotions or discounts to your target market and it will be protected while keeping your customer experience seamless in your online shopping cart. For more information, go to www.sheerid.com.

    PIE - Revisu - CEO Brad Heller Revisu allows designers to effortlessly share Photoshop, Illustrator, and other design files for their clients to review, comment, and approve--whether they have the right software or not. http://revisu.com


    5 Minute Pitch Companies - Both from the Portland State Business Accelerator

    Tellagence - Matt Hixson - Co-founder and CEO Tellagence develops and markets predictive social analytics software that gives companies insights on behaviors such as how people will share a message across a community or how individuals within the community will respond to a call to action. Understanding these behaviors are critical to any organization being able to optimize and measure their use of social networks for business objectives such as shaping brand perception, increasing awareness or lead generation.

    Sight Line Applications - Jordan Holt - CTO SightLine Applications, LLC produces embedded video stabilization, object tracking, and image enhancement systems well-suited for airborne and ground video applications which demand high performance in a small, light, low-power package. SightLine systems reduce operator workload and increase situational awareness in surveillance and security applications. They are designed specifically to work on unmanned vehicles where low latency feedback to a camera gimbal system is critical. www.sightlineapplications.com

    Member Special: Pre-Register and Save OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, February 8th at 2:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

    Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 13 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 27 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 12 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 13 2012
    ActivateHub Hackathon

    Backspace

    Join ActivateHub.org developers for a Hackathon focused on improving ActivateHub and Calagator, two of Portland's coolest online calendars for the social, civic, and tech scenes.

    Developers:

    Interested in doing front end and Ruby on Rails work? That's great!

    Our big push for this event is improving Facebook event integration. Other features or bugs can be addressed depending on time and energy.

    If you want to check out the source and issue tracker first, please do.

    Source: http://github.com/activate/activation_calendar

    Issues: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/projects/365511

    Discussion: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/activatehub

    Non-developers:

    If you aren't a developer but want to help, come learn how to be a content curator and help improve the event listings. You'll never again have to wonder why your favorite events aren't showing up on the calendar: you can add them yourself!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 14 2012
    OEN PubTalk™ - Mobile Apps

    Backspace

    The March PubTalk features a panel of experts from companies who know the ins and outs of the mobile application space. Panelists include leadership from CrowdCompass and Meridian. These companies are creating innovative technologies, building partnerships and client networks, and securing funding sources.

    Come hear experienced mobile entrepreneurs share their unique insights into what’s next for mobile development, including a conversation as to challenges and opportunities in finding talent, building revenue, raising investment dollars, and other topics. Tim Shields of Comic Rocket will lead the conversation as moderator.

    5 Minute Pitch Companies: Splitsvil

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 26 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 9 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 11 2012
    OEN PubTalk™ Urban Airship taking flight

    Backspace

    Urban Airship powers the world's most successful mobile apps. It is great for brands because it make makes mobile apps far more engaging, effective, efficient and profitable. It is also one of the hot new mobile technology startups in Portland that is breathing excitement into the Portland entrepreneurial ecosystem and making the world take notice. In fact they were recently named as one of the Top 25 Mobile Companies by tech news site Informilo. With $21.6 M in funding and a potentially huge marketplace of app developers, Urban Airship is considered “one to watch”.

    Come to OEN's April PubTalk and hear from Urban Airship’s CEO, Scott Kveton. He will share the story of Urban Airship’s journey since being founded in 2009. He will also share his goals for Urban Airship’s future and insights that entrepreneurs should think about as they work to make their own startup take flight.

    Speaker: Urban Airship – Scott Kveton, Co-founder and CEO Scott Kveton is the co-founder and CEO of Urban Airship based in Portland, Oregon. He is widely recognized as an expert on mobile app strategy and cloud infrastructure. He speaks frequently on app monetization, engagement and the developer ecosystems around the various mobile platforms. Prior to starting Urban Airship, Kveton had more than a dozen years of experience building technology, developing business strategy and leading engineering teams with companies including Amazon.com, Rulespace, JanRain and Vidoop.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 23 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 1 2012
    Urban Edibles Relaunch Meetup

    Backspace

    UE has gone somewhat dormant, but there is great interest in relaunching the site with newer technology and structured data which can be queried via an API.

    Come hang out and chat at Backspace so we can relaunch UrbanEdibles. Feel free to add your suggestions to the Wishlist:

    http://typewith.me/p/UrbanEdibles

    Website
  • Monday
    May 7 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 17 2012
    Hacks/Hackers Portland Meetup

    Backspace

    Inaugral meetup of the Portland chapter of Hacks/Hackers, an organization dedicated to building a network of journalists (hacks) and technologists (hackers) to advance data journalism.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 21 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 4 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 13 2012
    OEN-Pitch the Portland Seed Fund

    Backspace

    Managing Directors, Angela Jackson and Jim Huston are on the hunt for the 3rd class of the Portland Seed Fund (PSF). What is the Portland Seed Fund? Good question! PSF is an incubator and seed fund that selects the most promising startups to partake in a 90-day boot camp and invests $25K to help the company take off.

    Are you an entrepreneur at a seed-stage company who is looking for mentorship and capital to grow? Then join us at the next OEN PubTalk™ and "Pitch to the Portland Seed Fund"!

    Due to time limitations, we only have room for 18 companies to participate. This is a first come, first serve basis, so sign up below today! Contact Kirsten Ringen, OEN's Director of Membership Services, at kirstenr@oen.org if you have any questions.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 18 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

    Backspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • DorkbotPDX 0x09

    Backspace

    Dorkbot PDX would like to welcome you to the latest installment of our semi-regular presentation series:

    DorkbotPDX 0x09

    (zero-based)

    When: Monday, June 18th, 2012 - 8pm Where: Backspace (map) Who: All ages -- open to the public Cost: Free! What's happening? Two great and inspiring talks!

    LAMOSO

    Christi Denton

    The LAMOSO (LAsar/MOtion/SOund) is a MIDI controller; that is, it's a device that sends MIDI to my computer. MIDI is a standard music protocol that allows electronic musical instruments (e.g., the LAMOSO) and computers to communicate with each other. It's not audio - it's digital data that includes values for pitch, length, volume, etc.

    So... the LAMOSO uses lasers and photogates to send signals to a computer, which then turns that data into sound.

    The lasers hit (or don't hit) photogates. The photogates connect to a Teensy++, a "microcontroller development system" (it's the computer chip thingy in the pictures), and that sends my computer data about whether there is or is not a laser beam light hitting the photogate. Max, a music programming language, is used to interpret that data into music.

    Visually and musically, what this means is that there's lasers crisscrossing an area, and when those lasers are broken, it changes the music.

    Digital Painting

    Jeremy Rotsztain

    Jeremy Rotsztain writes software to generate digital images that closely resemble paintings. Instead of working with paints and pigments, he prefers to use digital materials. He collects popular images from the Internet and iconic scenes from Hollywood films -- and uses their pixels and sounds to generate entirely new compositions.

    Jeremy will be presenting and discussing two recent works:

    1) "Obsessions" (prints made from photos of adorable pets)

    2) "Action Painting" (abstract expressionist animations made from high octane car chases, violent punches, fiery gun shots, and sublime explosions).

    OpenDork You!

    An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 11 2012
    OEN PubTalk™ - Eat, Drink and Start a Business

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    Oregon continues to build on its reputation as the place to go for artisan beer, wine, and spirits. The July OEN Pubtalk™ features a panel of experts who are on the forefront of that movement and who know what it takes to build a successful brewery, winery, and distillery. Panelists include leadership from Ninkasi Brewing Company, Seven Bridges Winery, and Bull Run Distillery. Kerry Finsand, CEO of Taplister will be moderating.

    Come hear experienced entrepreneurs share their unique insights into developing quality products, arranging supply channels, and maneuvering regulatory requirements, among other topics.

    Speakers:

    Ninkasi Brewing Company – Nikos Ridge, President and CEO

    Ninkasi Brewing began on June 15th, 2006 when Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge spent 17 hours brewing their first batch of Total Domination IPA in leased space inside a German restaurant in Springfield, Oregon. Once a brewery, the building was equipped with a 15 barrel brew house set up for brewpub brewing. A year later, Ninkasi moved to its current location at 272 Van Buren Street, in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene.

    The brewery now features a 50 barrel brewing system, and uses it to produce beer that is distributed throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and San Francisco. The Ninkasi family of beers has grown from a single IPA (Total Domination) to include Tricerahops Double IPA, Believer Double Red, and Oatis Oatmeal Stout, as well as some popular seasonals: Spring Reign, Radiant Ale, and Sleigh'r Dark Double Alt.

    Bull Run Distilling Company – Lee Medoff, President and CEO

    Naturally pure water, the finest raw grains and sugar, precise barrel aging and an ideal blend of art and science. These are the elements that define Bull Run Distilling Company. Bull Run Distilling Company are producers of small-batch, crafted distilled Rum, Whiskey and an revolving collection of other unique spirits sold only at our distillery under our Temerance label.

    Bull Run Distilling Company (BRD) was founded by acclaimed Portland distiller, Lee Medoff, and business partner Patrick Bernards in the spring of 2010. What began as a "what if" conversation over cocktails a few years ago evolved into a full-on crusade in late 2009. Hundreds of hours, a few business plans and a couple of emptied bank accounts later Bull Run Distilling Company became a reality.

    Seven Bridges Winery – Kevin Ross, CEO

    Seven Bridges Winery is an urban winery in Portland Oregon founded in 2008. We make rich, big, Bordeaux-style reds from Washington State fruit. We started small, at just 350 cases, and have expanded production to approximately 1000 cases/year. Our focus is on making quality wine using traditional techniques. We self-distribute through our wine club, tasting room, and to a few local restaurants and wine shops.

    Moderator:

    Taplister – Kerry Finsand, Founder & CEO

    While working for Citysearch, Kerry Finsand caught the start-up bug and left to try something new. Over a 3 year span he worked as a marketing consultant at a variety of start up companies in the technology and hospitality industries. These opportunities lead him into a position in sales and eventually the creation and testing of a Community Manager role with Groupon. Along the way, Kerry has combined his passion for craft beer, technology and marketing into various beer related projects including Taplister.com a resource to help craft beer fans find their favorite beers on tap or to discover new ones. Now his full time role is CEO of Taplister where Kerry is working on creating a marketing platform for the craft beer industry.

    In his free time Kerry puts together beer events, blogs about beer and is a monthly regular on KXL's Beer O'Clock. When he is not working on Taplister you can find Kerry checking out some of the best craft beers in the world in Beervana aka Portland, Oregon.

    Member Special: Pre-Register and Save: OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, July 11th at 2:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

    Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company: PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx. In order to present, you must be a current OEN member.

    $15 for Members $30 for Non-members

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  • Sunday
    Aug 19 2012
    Micropalooza 2012 – Live Chiptune Fest

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    We’re hosting an all-ages set at Backspace at 5pm, followed by a 21+ set at Ground Kontrol. In between sets, Portland Indie Game Squad will feature indie games in Ground Kontrol’s lounge

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 12 2012
    OEN PubTalk™ - Back-to-School with Edupreneurs

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    It’s back-to-school time! With high school graduation rates falling, student achievement lagging and new Common Core Standards on the way, K-12 education reform is a hot topic around the U.S. and in this election year.

    What’s exciting is that a new generation of “edupreneur” entrepreneurs has emerged to disrupt education in innovative ways with new solutions that are transforming the way we learn, teach, communicate and share information. And some of them are right here in Oregon!

    Join us this back-to-school season at our Sept. 12th, OEN PubTalk™ “Back-to-School with Edupreneurs” and learn how some of Oregon’s most innovative education startups, including EdCaliber, Membean and Sublime Learning, are changing the face of education. Bill Kelly, a veteran of the education startup world, will be our moderator.

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  • Monday
    Sep 24 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Oct 8 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 10 2012
    OEN: Pitch the Oregon Angel Fund

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    Hear entrepreneurs pitch the Oregon Angel Fund

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  • Monday
    Oct 22 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Nov 5 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 14 2012
    OEN PubTalk™ - Retail has Changed: How the New Consumer Makes Purchase Decisions

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    There are only so many shopping days left until the holidays are here! How will next generation technology influence your spending decisions? Can merchants personalize your online shopping experience? What about your traditional in-store shopping? Will you realize it if they do? Join us at the OEN Pubtalk™ on November 14 to discover how three local companies – 4-Tell, Shopigniter and Embodee – are helping drive sales this holiday season. Hint: The retail landscape has changed! The distinguished panelists will describe the techniques and tactics that merchants are using to make this season’s shopping experiences different from last, and provide insight into what consumers might expect for holiday 2013.

    Panelist: Ken Levy, CEO of 4-Tell 4-Tell is an ecommerce software company that provides personalized product recommendations giving a more engaging shopping experience by automatically recommending products that online shoppers are likely to buy. Its Boost® Recs4 product line delivers the next generation technology for true cross-channel personalization, working seamlessly across web, e-mail, mobile and in-store. Designed for midsize online retailers, and optimized for their budget and sales profile, 4-Tell has helped existing clients increase sales by 25% and more.

    Panelist: Matt Compton, CEO at ShopIgnitor ShopIgniter enables brands and retailers to promote and sell products using social media. Industry leaders use ShopIgniter’s purpose-built solution to create, manage, and measure highly engaging product posts and experiences that drive discovery, amplification and conversion via social and mobile channels. ShopIgniter delivers measurable ROI through customer acquisition, product engagement, and purchase intent across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and others. Founded in 2009, ShopIgniter is proud to be headquartered in Portland, OR.

    Panelist: André Wolper, Founder and CEO at embodee
    Embodee is a Portland based technology company that's pioneering a way for personalized garment experiences -- digitally, anytime, everywhere. The first customers are Hurley International and Nike Corp. Embodee facilitated garment can be experienced via a phone or an iPad, where they can be digitally turned, "touched," and viewed from any angle. Early applications are for garment personalization as well as shopper specific, personalized try-on. This engages buyers deeply and allows apparel buyers to experience garments before they are delivered. Embodee’s platform is built for easy adoption by brands, retailers, and their interactive agencies and web shops.

    OEN Member Registration: $15 Non-Member Registration: $30

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  • Monday
    Nov 19 2012
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 13 2013
    Commit! PDX: Morning Hackfest @Backspace

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    A small, informal group of hackers that meet in the morning to code and chat over coffee. Our goal is to commit at least once before we leave, or help someone else with their commit. Show up late, leave early, or just stop on your way and say hi; it's all cool.

    All languages, technologies, and levels of expertise are welcome.

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  • OEN PubTalk™: Angel Oregon Spring Training - Pitch Practice

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    It’s time for Spring Training – and baseball players aren’t the only ones getting in some pitch practice. The February OEN PubTalk™ spotlights companies that have applied to compete in this year’s OEN Angel Oregon Concept Stage category – companies in the early stages of product development, team formation and funding.

    Come support these entrepreneurs, DHealth, Green Innovations Inc., mailr.io, Tabrific and Wave Engine Solutions as they practice their Angel Oregon investor pitches before a lively PubTalk audience of fellow startups and potential investors. Five-minute pitches will be followed by Q&A with investors. Following the evening’s Pitch Practice, we’ll have an audience favorite vote, and the winning company will get the chance to have lunch with Angel Investors David DeFiebre and Shelley Gunton.

    For entrepreneurs, investors and networkers alike, OEN’s Angel Oregon on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, is where breakthrough ideas are nurtured, new markets are discovered, and invaluable business connections are made.

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  • Monday
    Feb 25 2013
    Dorkbot

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 13 2013
    OEN PubTalk™ - Startup Success Story: Chirpify’s Chris Teso takes on social media

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    Come to OEN's March PubTalk(tm) and hear from Chirpify's CEO, Chris Teso as he shares his startup journey and his plans for Chirpify's future. Chirpify was recently listed as one of the "7 Social Networks to Watch in 2013" on CNN Money.

    Chirpify enables businesses and consumers to transact in-stream on social media. These transactions are social, device agnostic, frictionless, in-stream, one step payments. By removing all frictions of a traditional commerce systems, Chirpify is decentralizing payments and commerce while building a large connected network of consumers with social identity tied to a portable wallet.

    Sampling of Enterprise customers: Warner Music Group, Green Day, Taco Bell, Invisible Children, Epitaph Records, KEEN Footwear, United Way, Mercy Corps and more.

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  • Monday
    Mar 25 2013
    DorkbotPDX 0x0A

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    People doing strange things with electricity...in Portland!

    • When: March 25th, 2013 - 8pm
    • Where: Backspace (map)
    • Who: All ages -- open to the public
    • Cost: Free!

    Self Balancing Robots 101

    Glenn Phillips

    Glenn Phillips got into the computer business around the era of the Mac Plus. Glenn's last job was the owner of Gorge Networks Inc. a rural Internet provider using fixed wireless and dsl. The business was sold in 2010 and Glenn has been on the Obama plan ever since.

    Glenn became interested in the Arduino a couple years ago, but he had no programming experience. At some point in the process Glenn began to control servos and motors from his old RC collection. Computer control of motors was fun, interesting and possibly a job in the future.

    Self balancing robots seemed to be the holy grail of motor control! Constant feedback from sensors is processed and translated to power and direction of the motor. Any issue with any component of the system is immediately apparent.

    Glenn is also a cheap Yankee so his creations use salvaged parts from electric bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, laser printers and computers.

    Glenn's presentation will cover the basics of self balancing robots:

    • Overview of accelerometers and gyroscopes
    • Control software
    • Motor controllers
    • Battery and electric motor selection

    The Church of Robotron

    Learn about the mutant savior and our efforts to save the last human family.

    We will talk about the Chuch of Robotron installation at Toorcamp 2012. It involved many different types of materials, skills, and work. We used microcontrollers, plywood, and cast away junk to create a brand new immersive experience of Robotron 2084. On top of that, we had performance, writing, and art to complete the branding of the Church. We will show what a lot of people working together can accomplish.

    We hope to inspire you to take up the two eight ways!

    Opendork

    Opendork is you!

    An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.

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  • Monday
    Apr 8 2013
    Dorkbot

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 10 2013
    OEN PubTalk™: Electric Vehicle Start-ups - Entrepreneurs Driving Innovation

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    OEN is partnering with Drive Oregon to highlight the activity within our state's electric vehicle (EV) startup space and help entrepreneurs learn about the opportunities in this strong and growing industry. In fact, Oregon's EV cluster has created more than 1,500 jobs and generated $266.5 million in economic activity, according to a recent study commissioned by Drive Oregon Here's your chance to get up and close with some of the entrepreneurs who are driving the latest innovation in this industry, find out why the EV industry is taking off now, and why Oregon is the place to be.

    Drive Oregon is a nonprofit public-private partnership with diverse membership from across the range of companies and organizations involved in electrifying the transportation system. Drive Oregon's mission is the promote, support, and grow the electric vehicle industry in Oregon.

    Scott Sandler, Board Member at Drive Oregon, will moderate the panel discussion with three innovative EV companies: Brammo, Arcimoto and OpConnect.

    Each company will do their 3-minute pitch, followed by an audience favorite vote and a lively conversation about why it's a good time to be an EV entrepreneur in Oregon.

    Speakers:

    Brammo – Craig Bramscher, CEO and Founder Brammo Inc., is a leading electric vehicle technology company headquartered in North America. Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles including the award winning Enertia® and Empulse®. Brammo has a world leading electric race team and is both the reigning TTX eGrandPrixWorld Champion and the North American Champion. Brammo is an OEM supplier of its innovative Brammo Digital Drivetrain® systems including the Brammo Power® battery pack and Brammo Power® vehicle management system. Brammo has vehicle distribution and marketing operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

    Arcimoto – Mark Frohnmayer, President and Founder Arcimoto's mission is sustainable transportation. We believe we shouldn't have to sacrifice the livability of our planet just for the convenience of getting from A to B. We're developing the SRK, a vehicle based on a unique new electric vehicle platform and designed for the needs of everyday drivers.

    OpConnect – Dexter Turner, President and CEO OpConnect, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Optimization Technologies, an aerospace company in business since 2001. The OpConnect Electric Vehicle Charging System® is an end-to-end solution that includes a secure wireless network, data management, billing solutions, a mobile phone application and touch-screen capabilities, all built using aerospace-grade software. Our engineering team applied decades of experience from commercial and military aviation programs to develop an electric vehicle charging system that is secure, versatile and scalable.

    Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2013 Time: 5:15PM - 7:00PM

    Pre-Register and Save: OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, April 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

    Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company: OEN PubTalk™ is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur's business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming OEN PubTalk™ can apply here:http://www.oen.org/events/pubtalk/5-minute-pitch/. In order to present, you must be a current OEN member.

    Sponsored By: Ater Wynne

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  • Monday
    May 6 2013
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    May 8 2013
    OEN Pubtalk: Oregon's Got Startup Talent - Pitch to Upstart Labs

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    Oregon's got talent! And Upstart Labs is partnering with OEN's PubTalk to discover the next talented early-stage companies. We are excited to offer 10 promising startups the chance to make their pitch to Upstart Labs, one of the most successful tech accelerators in town, in a fast-paced, exciting program where: One lucky company will be selected by Upstart Labs for a package of services to help get their idea off the ground. Another company will have the chance to win the "audience favorite" vote. And, everyone who pitches will gain valuable exposure.

    Upstart Labs partners with early-stage companies and their investors to build sustainable businesses. If you are an early-stage entrepreneur who meets the following criteria, apply today to this unique opportunity to get exposure and feedback from Upstart Labs.

    For additional details and registration, please check out our website.

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  • Monday
    May 20 2013
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Jun 3 2013
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Jun 17 2013
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • DorkbotPDX 0x0B

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    • When: Monday June 17th, 2013 - 8pm
    • Where: Backspace (map)
    • Who: All ages -- open to the public
    • Cost: Free!

    The Good Life Lab

    presented by Mikey Sklar & Wendy Tremayne

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    Mikey & Wendy live in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico and have been homesteading there for the last seven years. They produces their own power, fuel, food, water and building materials. Mikey will be explaining how a little bit of embedded hardware can empower anyone to leave their day jobs and focus on the interests. Projects such as grease car temperature displays, irrigation moisture monitors, pulsed LED growlights, using machines to build with trash, fermentation controllers and recovering different battery chemistries.

    Mikey is a open hardware developer who has been selling kits and has worked for Adafruit, Hack-a-Day, and Popular Science. This will be his fifth dorkbot presentation.

    Blending art, nature, and mechanics

    presented by Stephanie Simek

    http://stephaniesimek.com/

    Stephanie will be speaking about some of her recent art projects involving light, sound, and electrical components. She'll talk about her interest with combining disparate materials and pushing the limits of their inherent functional capabilities, like playfully incorporating circuitry with handwriting and the movements of Venus Flytraps. She'll also discuss her newest project, a crystal radio sculpture. Other topics to be covered include: synchronized swimming, the Golden Record, non-Newtonian lovers, and Cab Calloway.

    Stephanie Simek has been living in Portland for 6 years, where she has been creating experiments with sound, performance, and sculpture. Throughout the month of June, Place Gallery will be exhibiting her most recent project, Radio Room.

    Opendork

    You!

    An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 10 2013
    OEN PubTalk(TM) Hungry to succeed

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    Oregon continues to build on its reputation as the state with the highest “Food IQ” in the nation – and a growing sector of foodpreneurs are feeding the demand. The July OEN Pubtalk™ will make you hungry with a panel of experts who are on the forefront of the food startup movement and know what it takes to build a successful food business. Panelists include Lisa Herlinger from Ruby Jewel and Sarah Pool from Pacific Northwest Kale Chips. Laura Barton, Trade Development Manager for the Oregon Department of Agriculture, will moderate this mouth-watering discussion.

    Come hear experienced foodpreneurs share their unique insights into developing high-quality products, supply chains and customer relationships with foodies around the world.

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  • Monday
    Jul 15 2013
    DorkbotPDX Meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Monday
    Jul 29 2013
    Dorkbot PDX meeting

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    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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  • Wednesday
    Sep 11 2013
  • Sunday
    Oct 20 2013
    Come Play MapAttack: A Portland Urban Geofencing Game!

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    Come play MapAttack, a real-time urban geofencing game for iPhone and Android! Bring your device (iPhones running iOS 7 and new-ish Android devices). Teams will start at Backspace and collect points around the city blocks of Portland. Teams that get the most points win! Built on the Esri Geotrigger Service.

    After much work, the game is working very well and is very fun to play. We'll have PacMan ponchos if it's raining out, but you should bring running shoes or warm clothes if you feel you need them. Come with phones pre-charged!

    Meet at Backspace around 12:30pm! Game will start shortly after! We'll have multiple games, so don't worry if you can't make it at the exact time.

    What to expect: Games will last from 20-30 minutes and can be played on bike, by foot, or even by public transit.

    Forecast for Portland this Sunday! Partly Cloudy with a high of 66 and a low of 43 °F.

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