Startup Cities: Portland, Oregon

Startup Weekend Access Portland – I’m a Mentor

I am pleased to announce that I have been asked to be a mentor for the upcoming Startup Weekend Access Portland event taking place on February 7-9th.

A crash course for those curious about entrepreneurship! You’re invited to attend Startup Weekend Access, a Startup Weekend focused on making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone. Our mission is to create an environment where anyone can innovate together. We’re focusing on accessibility to provide better access for people with disabilities and fluid collaboration amongst every participant. An appropriate accessible environment with the necessary auxiliary aids support services will be provided!

Startup Weekend’s a 54-hour event where aspiring entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs of all abilities come together to share startup ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. Essentially, it’s a crash course in entrepreneurship that lets you experience what it’s really like to build and launch a startup.

Whether you have an idea for a new mobile app that will make your life easier or just want to learn more about entrepreneurship, we encourage you to attend.

Why? The statistics are clear, people with disabilities are not only less likely to be employed, but also less likely to pursue entrepreneurship. We hope that Startup Weekend Access will ignite your entrepreneurial spark!

Register now >

Recommended: The Treehouse Show

If you are a web developer and enjoy video podcasts, I highly recommend subscribing to “The Treehouse Show”:

 

Subscribe to “The Treehouse Show” on iTunes >

Just one look and you are up to speed

 

IdeaJam_Status_BoardIf you haven’t checked out Panic’s Status Board app for the iPad I highly recommend that you do. Using a combination of the IdeaJam API’s  and RSS feeds I was able to put together the status board that you see above. The super cool thing about status board is that you can use AirPlay to beam it to an Apple TV connected to an display panel. You can also direct-connect the iPad to a display panel like Panic talks about in their blog entry.

Each of the panels auto-updates every minute. In addition to the panels you see on the screen I have created some others that chart various other IdeaJam metrics. If you have Status Board and want me to send you the IdeaJam status board just let me know.

 

Podcast: Cloud Cost Management Made Easy with Cloudability

On this episode we interview Mat Ellis (@matellis), CEO of Cloudability and talk about how Cloudability can help companies manage their cloud spend.

We talk about:

  • How Mat got started with Cloudability
  • How much cloud spend they are currently managing
  • What types of things are moving to the cloud
  • What newbies to the cloud should look out for
  • How Cloudability helps manage cloud spend
  • The services that they offer and their associated costs
  • The future role of “The IT Department”
  • and much more…

We would like to thank Dr. Marky Roden of the PSC Group for standing in for Julian on this show.

Listen now >

 

Take My Hand

This new video from CCA features Founder/CEO Regina Ellis and highlights CCA’s programs of JoyRx: MusicRx, MyMusicRx, the Chemo Pal Mentor Program and the Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin.

 

Joy to the world

 

Sh*t Portlanders Say

 

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