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Jan 15, 2013
Cleanweb PDX Meetup: Monthly Hack, Eat & Drink
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

At this monthly meeting, we get together, talk about app ideas for one or two industry (such as sporting apparel, commercial building, food, water, etc). These are the local industry that can use some help to identify solutions to reduce carbon footprint and lessen any negative environmental impact to local residents.

Our goal is to brainstorm innovative ideas utilizing information technology by leveraging the mobile and social web.

Of course, creative juice often comes after a glass of nice brew. That's how drink is involved in this. If you not a drinker, the Pub serves good food of you to hack & eat.

We are not really building an app at the meeting (but if you would like to crank out an app in 90 mins, that would be awesome too). And what are we doing with these ideas? You'll have to come to find out.

For those who won't be able to make it in person you can join via G+ Hangout. Please let me know in advance.

Thanks and hope to see you on the 15th!

May 17, 2013
Cleanweb Hackathon = (Cleantech + IT) + Charrette + Some Good Company
through Earth Advantage

This hackathon is different than is a two day charrette to bring together developers, designers and innovators building web or mobile apps to solve environmental issues and enjoy a few good company.

Here is the scoop about the hackathon.

Prizes First place: $1500 and three 50% off the admission to the NEXT Startup Weekend Second place: $500 and two 50% off the admission to Tech for Change

Friday, 5/17 (optional but recommended) Kick-Off Party: Good food and beer will be there for you plus some good companies. An opportunity to scout teammates and networking & social

Saturday, 5/18 Commissioner Fish will speak. Bill Weihl, Sustainability Guru at Facebook will make cameo appearance via video conferencing. API, datasets and project ideas will be presented.

Sunday, 5/19 It is your time to shine. The final presentation will start at 3:30 and the prizes will be given out to the top two teams.

Breakfast and lunch are on us. Thanks to Chipotle!

See you all there!

Jun 7, 2013
Tech4Change - A Mercy Corps and Startup Weekend Collaboration
through Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps and Startup Weekend have partnered to create a first-of-its kind event focused on solving some of the world’s toughest problems through technology and entrepreneurship, measured by solutions formulated from the boldest of ideas.

Tech4Change will serve as a platform to encourage new ways to think about entrepreneurship in challenging environments around the globe. The 54-hour marathon event will be focused on developing tech tools for the greater good and creating viable social enterprises that can scale to address global needs.

We need sharp business development and marketing experts with ideas for social change! We need Ruby and mobile engineers and developers! We need UI/UX experts with an eye for all things beautiful!

Here's an opportunity for you to gain experience working with social impact entrepreneurs and nonprofit program officers! Put your skills to the test at Tech4Change and develop a minimum viable product with a shot for deployment with Mercy Corps!

Tech4Change will take place at Mercy Corps Portland Headquarters and will start with participants pitching their ideas for social change. You'll also get to hear pitches from Mercy Corps personnel who've been in the field. From there, the crowd will choose the best ideas that will be developed during the weekend. The top prize winning team will have a chance at deploying their application with Mercy Corps in the field!

Mercy Corps is a non-profit disaster relief and development organization with operations in over 40 countries. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps strives to catalyze community-led and market-driven solutions to global poverty issues. Increasingly, Mercy Corps is employing technologies which have the potential to give millions of people new access to financial services and information, enabling them to grow businesses and improve their livelihoods, health and communities. Mercy Corps is also increasingly using startup technologies to streamline operations and meet compliance needs, freeing up human and financial resources to benefit those in

Oct 23, 2013
Developers & Cleantech Networking Happy Hour
Thetus Corporation

Developers, designers and cleantech professionals! This is a networking event you don’t want to miss. You will learn about the Cleanweb Initiative and the movement in Portland.

This event also connects PSU-TAO Cleanweb Hack participants as well as tech and cleantech industry professionals.

The networking provides opportunities for the hackathon participants to discuss project ideas, scout out team members and learn hackathon 101 basics. It will also serve as a platform to open dialogue that connects cleantech and tech industry in Portland.

This is free networking event. There will be food, drink and good conversations!

Oct 26, 2013
PSU-TAO Cleanweb Hack (updated)
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

If you haven't already signed up for the Hack tomorrow at PSU, we hope some details included here will entice you. To prepare our participants for a fun and productive day, below are details and resources for the Hack.

Goals: To generate ideas are innovative to solving environmental and sustainability, social equity issues through utilization of software and mobile apps. Don’t forget to have some fun.

Idea Generation: To start, you should ask the following questions: 1) What issues you and your team would like to tackle? (ie. carbon emissions reduction by buildings or vehicles, solar potential identifier, change of personal habits, e-waste tracking, etc.) 2) What do other similar applications exist on the market? Sometimes, building on existing apps can resolve a more refined product. 3) What is the marketability? Is it scalable?

The best project ideas are one that you are passionate about, and have some components of competition and linkage to social media.

Finding Data: While you are brainstorming ideas, you should also consider data availability as well. It is not the end of the world if you don’t have data sets or APIs to mock up a prototype. Simply build your own datasets, even if just a few that are enough for you to test out your product.

See the Cleanweb Hack resource guide for APIs, data sets, sample projects and project ideas. (

Judging Criteria: At the end of day, your prototype will be scored on these criteria: 1) Impact on resource and sustainability issues 2) Design and usability of prototype 3) Feasibility and marketability 4) Good use of datasets and APIs

Prizes: 1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $250

Bragging right is priceless.

Our judges are looking forward to your innovations!

Winston Saunders, Director of Data Center Security Initiatives at Intel Chris Harder, Division Manager at the Portland Development Commission (PDC) Skip Newberry, President at the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

Questions? Ask us on Twitter (@cleanwebPDX), Facebook or via email [email protected]

There will be food, drink and good companies. Come out to have some fun!

What is Cleanweb? Cleanweb is a meme, a movement, a market that individuals/organizations are leveraging information technologies to address the world's critical resource challenges. This web of technologies can optimize how we use resources across the way we live, work, and play. It creates the biggest impact and economic opportunity of our time.

Oct 19, 2016
HYMN Space Launch Party
Commissary Cafe

HYMN Space Launch Party

Wednesday October 19th, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Celebrate the launch of HYMN Space, the after-hours coffee shop experience that gives creatives access to the spaces they already love so they can work, meet with clients, or mellow out in good company.

RSVP at the eventbrite link.

Visit the website and the Instagram @hymnspace

There will be swag and other prizes at this event.

Feb 18, 2020
Free Range Developers presents: Networking for Developers, Artists, and Designers
Wacom Experience Center

*Please register on our Meetup:

We're excited to announce that Free Range Developers has hit their one year anniversary and we have over 280 members in our community. That is really inspiring stuff and We can't thank you enough with the FRD crew that has grown from 1 to 3. We'd like to take some time during this event to give a brief overview of the last year and were we plan to go in 2020. We will also have some announcements to make about up coming events! Come celebrate a year of Free Range Developers with us and network with like minded creatives!

Free Range Developers invites you to join us at the Wacom Experience Center for a night of networking, drinks and appetizers. . Our event is tailored to people who are looking to learn more about Augmented and Virtual reality though we cover many different topics and skill sets and encourage all types of people to join our conversations. Games, immersive tech, web development or graphics. whatever your calling is, we’re just as excited to learn about it as you are sharing it.

We encourage all skill levels of any background to come and chat with us!

Snacks, Drinks and Location Provided by: Wacom

Join us on discord Twitter @FreeRangeDevPDX Purchase a shirt at Or learn more at

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!