Space Wizards

Hi there, NodePDX-pats!

It's been two months since you walked out the doors of Holocene, called your mom, and cried about NodePDX 2013 being over. Well, don't worry. We're still here, and we still love you! Here's some proof:

Videos

All the videos. Yep. All of the talks were recorded and the videos are up at http://video.nodepdx.org ... and, as a special bonus gift, we're finally getting around to post-processing and uploading the NodePDX 2012 videos, which if you scroll to the bottom, you will the ones that are ready. I almost forgot how great those talks were. More coming soon.

Extra Swag

I can't believe we have extra swag, but we do. Did you walk off without a stack of stickers? Ugh. Well, if you didn't get enough stickers and t-shirts, do not hesitate to email troy@nodepdx.org and request a gift package. I'll personally deliver it if you're in Portland. If you're outside of the Portland area, fear not, we'll mail it to ya.

Git Tip

So our speakers are freakin' awesome people. They write code, get up in front of crowds to talk, travel to Portland, and are also normal humans in most capacities. Further, you might have noticed that you paid a very low price for your conference ticket. Even further, the speakers were not paid. In fact most of them found their own way to the conference and were not even lavished with gifts of free semi-organic kombucha like you might have expected they would be.

Have you heard of GitTip? It's a great way to give back to the developers who make the software you love and use on a daily basis.

"Yo bro, do you even GitTip?" - Every Hobrogrammer Ever

So here's the deal, I'm guilt tripping you, RIGHT NOW. This is some serious fashion-mag style guilt tripping. You are not good enough, as a human, if you don't go cough up some dough on GitTip for your favourite speaker. I'm serious. It's cheap! Like a quarter a week (you can do that).

Show your love for these folks. Let them know you appreciate the work they do. Give them a GitTip.

To make it easy, here's the GitTip link for each speaker:

If you have ever used a piece of software that any of these people helped to make, or benefited in anyway from what they said on stage at NodePDX, please go give them some financial acknowledgement.

Other Events

Ok, so whether or not you give a GitTip to one of our speakers (which you totally should), you DEFINITELY should come be part of one of these upcoming events:

Nodebots Day Portland

https://tito.io/pdxnode/nodebotsday

You may have heard about Nodebots Day? If not, let me tell you about it. It's a day-long meetup, wherein we build robots, ostensibly powered by Node.js. This will be lots of fun. It's free, and coming up real soon on 7/27 (day after OSCON).

CascadiaJS 2013

http://2013.cascadiajs.com/

You might have attended CascadiaJS last year in Seattle. It's the grown-up version of NodePDX, for the entire bio-region), not just our fine city, Portland. It's coming up in November, this time in Vancouver, B.C. If you would like to speak at this conference, the CFP is now open.

JingJS

http://jingjs.org/

You might like Chinese food.. and JavaScript. Go to the source, Beijing, and enjoy JavaScript, cooking up some sweet new-fangle-brackets in the hottest wok on the block. I bet you thought you knew who all the JavaScript developers in the world were.. bet you haven't met FengMK2, GoddyZhao, or Charlie Crane. Join us, and explore the vibrant Chinese developer community, and see one of the coolest cities on the planet. If you would like to speak at this conference, the CFP is now open (note: speakers get free airfare/lodging, a ~$2k value).

RealTime Conf

http://realtimeconf.com/

Ok, flying to China might not be in the cards. But you know what is? The best damned conference you've ever heard of, right in your own backyard, Realtime Conf and it's sister-conf, RedisConf. Go learn you some realtime. They'll be there all week.

PDXNode

http://www.meetup.com/nodepdx/

Join us every month for a meetup where we'll talk about IRC (ok, not really, we sometimes talk about other things like how JavaScript powers our favourite local karaoke bar, flying quadcopters, streams, domains, and stuff).

IRC

Come chat with us on the #pdxnode channel. We'd love to share our favourite gifs with you.

Like this space wizard:

Space Wizard

Thanks,

NodePDX Crew

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Message In A Bottle

NodePDX is a week away folks, and there's a bunch of stuff to tell you about. Before I do though, I want to ask you a very important question:

Have you shared your enthusiasm today?

I want everyone who reads this to go post on Twitter or Facebook, send an email the "All" list at your company, text your parents, and/or leave a nice note on the fridge for your cat, sharing your enthusiasm for JavaScript, Node, hacking, and hopefully, our little conference.

Conferences are the most fun when all your friends and colleagues are there to share it with you, or at least are aware that you are doing something fun and they're not. If you can't share the experience with them, then try to make them feel bad for missing out. :)

There ARE still tickets available for only $50: http://nodepdx.eventbrite.com

That said, folks can join us from home! We're excited to be working with NextDay Video (the folks who do PyCon) to live stream and record the conference. We're also going to be chatting it up on IRC in the #nodepdx channel. So, please, share with your friends and let them enjoy this awesome experience with us.

Music

Bob Marley once said "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain" and Friedrich Nietzsche said "Without music, life would be a mistake.". I bet you didn't know how much they had in common.

We are pretty into music also, and think that without music, NodePDX would be a mistake. That's why in addition to Ask You In Gray, the awesome electro pop band we told you about last time, we've booked DJ Monika Mhz for the after party (thanks to Angelina Fabbro for the hookup). Want to get in the mood early? Check out Monika's SoundCloud page: https://soundcloud.com/monika-mhz

We also signed up two awesome speakers who are going to talk about music. Matthew Lyon, famous for being a local Ruby know-it-all, is going to discuss asynchronous programming techniques for music in Node.js and Substack, the face that launched a thousand NPM modules, is going to talk about generating music and sound in the browser and in node. You'll be beeping and booping your earbuds out in no time.

Messages

Speaking of music, I love that song "Message In A Bottle" by The Police, but there's lots of other ways to send out messages. Brock Whitten is going to cover most of them in his talk about messaging patterns, and Wraithan is going to dive deep into pub/sub and writing IRC bots. Also, just for fun, we're going to have a public IRC station setup at the conf logged into the #nodepdx channel, so you can just sidle over and troll your peers anonymously. Look out!

Massages

If you were at NodePDX last year, you might have gotten a chillaxing massage from Domenika Radonich of Niche Massage. If not, then let me tell you, you missed a better you. Did you know that Domenika specializes in body work for programmers? Yup. There's actually a thing about sitting in chairs and typing all day long that causes really specific problems in your back. Domenika knows how to fix 'em and will have a chair setup ready to help out... for free, from 12-4pm on both days. Do not miss this opportunity to relax.

Security

A good massage can be as relaxing as Linus' favorite security blanket. Even better than that though, is nodesecurity.io, your Node.js security blanket. This project is so important that we've invited Adam Baldwin, of ^Lift security and &yet to tell you the "how and why" of security in Node. Adam will be explaining this new project, why it's important and how you can help.

Flying Things

Bloomberg asserts that drones make you feel more safe too. Well, at least they are a lot of fun, so forget about your surveillance worries and geek out writing code for them. Walmart Labs, one of our newest sponsors, has bought a bunch of Parrot AR Drones (aka NodeCopters), which we will have at the event.

Specifically, from 6-8pm on Thursday night we'll have a Hackathon, which is being co-organized by Alex Donn of AT&T and Ben Acker of PDXNode (our alter ego). We've gotten approval from the venue for flying dangerous things around in their lofty ceiling, and there's a great open air field a block away for more adventurous flying. Yes!

ALSO Forrest Norvell of New Relic will be presenting on the deep-dark guts of the Node runtime. You're probably wondering why I'm mentioning this in the "Flying Things" section. That's because Forrest is also really into JavaScript controlled camera-weilding mini-helicopters, and will have some of those handy during the hackathon. SO MANY FLYING THINGS. Bring a helmet and eye protection.

Extremely Smart Things

So Forrest's talk might be a little brain-bending, but we're not stopping there. We've got more extremely smart things lined up than you'll be able to grok in a lifetime.

First things first though, we think Mozilla, another one of our sponsors, did one of the smartest things we've heard of in a long time. Fifteen years ago they started a non-profit company to ensure that the web remained free, innovative and well-intentioned. They've done a marvelous job of that, and we're really proud of them.

In honour of Mozilla's birthday, we've lined up this list of smarty-pants to present:

Paul Jungwirth; who casually states in his resume that he studied Greek, Latin, Distributed Computing, Machine Learning, Other Topics (tm) at Harvard, and has a Masters in Classical Studies, AND a Batchelors in English, AND he's an Eagle Scout. Do you feel unworthy yet? I know I do. He's also going to share some state-of-the-art error handling tactics with these new fangled things called clusters and domains.

Scott Hanselman; who has a great and prolific blog, regularly publishes a list of really useful tools, and socially-hacked Microsoft into letting his open-source ideals transform the company while he lounges about in his home office here in sleepy little Portland. This guy wins. He's also stylish, clever, and has a devilishly handsome forehead.

Chris Dickinson; shows up in a nice dark red color in my IRC client. That's because Chris is a stone cold killa, who makes the streams of Node.js run red with blood of slayed code problems... and he implements git. In the browser.

Mike McNeil; Hails from Texas, has an AngelList entry, and is a self-proclaimed hustler-hipster who effectively used "Balderdash" in a sentence (and has the company name to prove it).. Mike will be sharing his secret to success: Sails.js

Charlie Key; Hails from Ohio, is NOT a plumber, might be a paranoid ferret, might have an extremely attractive website for the company he founded called Modulus.io (seriously, check it out.. suave!), and will be telling you about building cute video games like Pillow Pets World that ONLY have 10 million kids playing them at the same time. Ahem.

Ryan Jarvinen; Works for RedHat; winning. Spells 0akland with a zero; winning. Uses extended characters in his Twitter name; winning. Submitted like 4 different talks, all of them super interesting, and caused this organizer hours of agony deciding which one to accept; worth it. In case you're wondering which one it is, it's the one about release management, deployment pipelines, OpenStack and Node.js Clusters.

JChris; Evidence of his extreme smarts? JChris realized Portland is better than Bay Area, and finally moved back. That and co-founding Couchbase, which has the cleverest JavaScript related t-shirt slogan ever: "You had me at JSON". He's going to talk about atomic operators, distributed analytics, the "Twitter Firehose", and your going to get smarter by listening to him.

Extremely Fun Things

If that wasn't enough... We're also going to have a spoonful of sugary fun to help the "smart stuff" medicine go down.

What's more fun than HorseJS? We agree, nothing is more fun than HorseJS, which is why we've invited HorseJS to come hang out at the conference and give a short talk. Be e-lightened by clever quips such as: "I didn't really need to write my own build system" and "already in the ES6 draft, it's too late now".

There's also a photo booth in the venue, which means that yes, you can take a series of four little black-and-white photos with HorseJS, as long as you provide a sugar cube and an NPM module to convince.

We also got our stickers delivered and t-shirts ordered. You know you want one.

Beverages

I heard you like coffee, so we booked a barista that will be doing pour-overs from 8am-Noon on both days. There might be a bit of a line, but that's what the photo-booth and the walk-up IRC station is for. You can also enjoy either of those distractions during the Happy Hour on Friday night from 4:30pm-6pm (yes we know that's more than an hour).

In Conclusion

I can't believe you read this whole email. Thanks for that. Please go tell everyone you know to join you for this magnificent experience we're calling NodePDX.

Also, if you've read this far, you're probably a hard-worker. If you'd like to volunteer to help us out, shoot an email to thoward37@gmail.com or lucperkins@gmail.com.

Thanks, NodePDX Crew

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T Minus One Month

It is now one month away from the conference. Are you excited yet?

Tickets

They are on sale now for $50. They are going quickly, so get one while they last.

Dance Party

Yup, that dance party we've been talking about, totes happening on Thursday night. We've booked an amazing local electro-pop band to open the night: Ask You In Gray. Turns out they also just released a new album. Go check it out on http://askyouingray.com.

CFP Is Over (or is it?)

The CFP officially ended on April 8th, but then we had some great late submissions after the deadline. We're firm believers that rules are made to be broken, so please, if you're holding out on us and have this amazing talk you want to give, submit a proposal soon, or the schedule will be full of OTHER awesome talks and it will be too late. We're rolling through the submissions now and contacting folks individually, so if you submitted a talk and we haven't gotten back to you yet, sit tight, you'll hear from us soon!

Speakers

Aron Racho

The phrase "Romancing the Stone" is a piece of jewelers' jargon, referring to a step in preparing a gem for use in jewelry. It's also one of first films directed by the great Robert Zemeckis, who gave us such classics as Back To The Future, Forrest Gump, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. But we're not here to talk movies, or are we? Aron Racho, a talented guitar player and reformed Java developer, will tell us of his own journey to love JavaScript, which we will henceforth refer to using our own special jargon as "Bromancing the Node". I'm not completely sure what "bromancing" is, but Aron will be sharing that with us, straight from El Corazon.

Christopher Meiklejohn (Twitter, GitHub)

"Substitute damn every time you're inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be." - Mark Twain

Excellent quote. Christopher Meiklejohn is damn smart. Where's my editor? Apparently I don't have the "damn.vim" plugin loaded. Whatever. Christopher is a functional, but somewhat reactive (banana) programmer, who enjoys JavaScript and long walks through execution stacks on a mild summers eve.

Max Ogden (Twitter, GitHub)

You probably know who Max is already... but did you know, that if Max's parents had chosen the name "Mae" instead, that Mae Ogden is an anagram for "Node Game"?? That would have been sweet because he's totally going to talk about Node and gaming. Ok, well, not really Node, specifically, Minecraft in the browser, in JavaScript (of course), and the nearly 100 modules that are part of this pretty nifty project called voxel.js that make it possible.

Tracy Abrahms (Twitter, GitHub)

Mario, or "マリオ" in Japanese, is one of my favourite 8-bit plumbers. Knowing no fear, Mario mercilessly punches rocks, gathers gold coins, and has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of surplus energy to use for running, jumping, and shimmying up and down large drain pipes. I don't know if Tracy is a plumber as well, but I do know, that like Mario, punching rocks is a favoured pastime. What does this have to do with JavaScript you ask? I'll let Tracy explain that in a month. Anticipation is the best thing ever. Or you could just read the PR.

Zach Babb (Twitter, GitHub)

"Yo dawg, I heard you liked computers, so I put a computer in your computer so you could computer while you computer."

This is a direct, verbatim quote (not really) from my favourite person-whose-last-name-is-the-name-of-a-cartoon-bunny, Zach Babb (ok, it was Babs, not Babb, but close, I say, and its a great mnemonic device). In all seriousness (it's opposite day), Zach is going to show us how to build a computer in your browser. Hmmm... Should this be on the hardware track or the software track; I'M NOT COMPLETELY SURE.

Sponsors

Basho

Basho is my favourite group of Erlang nerds that make rhizomatic distributed software. Did you know that Riak means ripple in Indonesian (though more commonly used as a root meaning "yell"), and that ripple is just a common name for a capillary wave? So glad they didn't name the database "Capillary Wave".

Jive

Let's clear some space and dance. What it is, Mama! Whether you're doing a lively six step, confusing an Airplane attendant with your unique dialectic, or just wanting a decent collaboration platform for your "enterprise" (do enterprises call themselves enterprises, or just businesses?), Jive Software is the place to be, hep cat. They were also the first Portland company I heard of that had a beer tap in their office break room. Just sayin.

Sticker Mule

Stickers are some of the best things ever. Last year, we gave out "Do Not Disturb, Noding in Progress" stickers, which were quite nice. This year, Sticker Mule is providing all of our stickers for free. Shiny, captain.

Just for fun

What's your Garbage Pail Kid name?

  • Adron == Large Adron Collider
  • Troy == Destroy Troy
  • Luc == Luc Puke

Join in the fun! Post your Garbage Pail Kids name on Twitter with hashtags: #nodepdx and #garbagepailkids

Later, NosePDX

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Put A Sensor On It

Hi everyone! Things are shaping up well and we have some more interesting tidbits to share with you.

Tickets

Ok, Early Bird tickets are going on sale on Monday. We will send another email, tweet, and generally be really loud about that on Monday, but if you want you can set an alarm, get out your sleeping bag and tent, camp outside your laptop and wait: 9am on Monday morning is the time.

Dance Party

So we worked it out to have the venue to ourselves all night. So, what to do? Naturally, we're booking a couple amazing local DJs and having a dance party/hackathon. That's right, dance, hack, dance, hack, visit the photo-booth, dance some more. From 8pm until 2:30am the doors will be open for an open-access dance party and hackathon. Got a co-worker or BFF who can't make the main event? Invite them out for the evening festivities. It's going to be a blast! Dancing and hacking 'til dawn not your thing? (ok, you're weird) but don't worry, we'll also be scheduling some additional peripheral events at near-by locations, for a quieter atmosphere. More on that later.

Speakers

First, we're excited to announce the next round of speakers.

Thorsten Lorenz (Twitter, GitHub)

Thorsten just can't be stopped. Don't know Thorsten? Well, you might have seen the sweet replpad project or enjoyed the ease of debugging that source map support for browserify has provided. You can thank Thorsten for that. Thorsten is going to school us on the "how and why" of writing small single-purpose JavaScript modules, something we think is super important.

Eva Giselle (Twitter, GitHub)

So, remember when Node wasn't around yet and client-side JavaScript was boring, and everyone was like "Sigh, I have to go write some JavaScript for this stupid webpage, and I don't even like it or know how to do it right, if there even is such a thing as doing it right." Now we're all amazing JavaScript musketeers, swashbuckling our way through the browser leaving little curly-braces laying around everywhere, chests full of pride, victory pumping through our veins. That is, until you hit that little bump in the road... CSS. Just when you were having fun in the browser, CSS goes and reminds you that you don't know what the heck you're doing. Well, luckily for us, Eva Giselle is an amazing web designer, illustrator, motion-graphicker and holds a black-belt in the art of snark. In Eva's talk, we'll learn about that last undrained lagoon of sludgy uncertainty: CSS.

Peter Braden (Twitter, GitHub)

Open your eyes, my little robot friend. What's that? Oh, nothing, just a flying drone with a camera on it and some wicked JavaScript code powering it. Peter Braden is going to enlighten you to the intricacies of putting a camera on a robot and processing those video streams to make decisions. Um, yeah, it's the future now.

Adam Ulvi (Twitter, GitHub)

It's spring time, and if you're anything like me, you've started weeding, tilling, and mixing manure into your soil, planting what will be the epic veggie crop of 2013. If you're also like me in totally another way, you've got Nagios running somewhere emailing you whenever your server farm gets low on disk space or high on CPU. Wouldn't it be awesome to have that kind of insight into your vegetable garden? Adam Ulvi is going to show you how to "put a sensor on it" so that you can monitor your raspberries with your Raspberry. Ok, mostly it's lettuce. But you can see where I'm going with this.

Sponsors

Check out these great companies who are helping us to make this event happen.

Urban Airship

The hackers at Urban Airship are some of the first people I ran into at the quintessential "Cheers"-of-Portland-Tech-scene, Bailey's Taproom. They've got some of the brightest people in town building the best mobile push-notification system ever devised. Urban Airship has built a great product and an impressive company, basically starting from nothing (well nothing but a good idea and some righteous skills), and has stayed totally humble about it. In my mind, UA defines the Portland startup spirit as I know it. You might be thinking "oh, but I thought they were a Python shop." Turns out you can love Python AND JavaScript at the SAME TIME. Whoa. Mind. Officially. Blown.

New Relic

We're really happy to welcome back another alumni sponsor, New Relic. You may have gone to the after-party last year and enjoyed a beer on New Relic's dime. They are an awesome local company that continues to grow at an impressive rate. If you don't already have one, come to NodePDX if for no other reason than to get one of their rad t-shirts. Oh, and while you're at it, you just might want to try out their monitoring tools. Just maybe, cause you know, having metrics and deep insight into your application's performance is a good thing, 'mkay? And it's free. Duh.

Janrain

Janrain are a bunch of Haskell nerds... and Semantic Web nerds (and not too shabby at ping-pong). They are also parked literally right next to my favorite downtown coffee shop, Barista. Need I say more? Ok, fine. Ever forgotten your password on a website and were totally relieved to see a "Sign in with Facebook" button? Well, Janrain didn't exactly invent OAuth, but they make that whole social-login user-management thing super easy and power like 99.9999% of all login pages (not an actual statistic). Try it!

Devion (Payment Processing Partner)

So, when you buy a ticket this year, you can thank Devion for enabling our payment processing. You can also thank them after you go sign a contract with them to build your next website and find yourself amazed at how nice it turned out and how friendly their support is. We're still not completely sure how to pronounce their name though. Is it like "DEV-EE-ON" or "DEE-VEE-ON"? Hopefully they can straighten us out on that at in person. I encourage you to chat them up at the conference and find out the answer (and then come tell me).

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Hello fellow Nodistas, and welcome back to the party. NodePDX is coming back for another year. When we first got together a few months back, we were over-the-top excited, putting together details and hatching our initial plans. Now that we’ve begun booking speakers and nailing down some of the details, we’re more confident than ever that this is going to be a phenomenal conference. We just can't contain our excitement, so we'll be keeping all of you in the loop about what’s going on.

Location

This year, NodePDX will be held at the lovely Holocene in Southeast PDX, on 10th and SE Morrison. Though Holocene is usually thought of as a music venue (and one of the best in town at that), it also turns out to be a wonderful place for a tech conference. It's spacious, aesthetically sleek, technologically well equipped, and located in the heart of the up-and-coming inner Southeast. And let's be honest: the fact that it's already a dance club doesn't hurt, now does it?

Speakers

Ward Cunningham (Twitter, GitHub)

Let’s call a spade a spade: as the inventor of the wiki, Ward is one of the most important figures in the history of digital information exchange. But, not content to rest on figurative laurels, Ward continues to be very active in the Portland tech scene and remains a prolific innovator. Last year Ward shared with us a wonderful, Node/JavaScript-driven example of that; his The Smallest Federated Wiki. This year, we'll see a deep dive, from solder to css, showing how data is surfaced from DIY sensors at Ward's home, then shared onto a federated wiki page via a custom DSL.

Nexxy (Twitter, GitHub)

Nexxy, developer at Ninja Blocks and future overlord of the Internet of Things, doesn’t so much "give talks" as provide wonderfully bizarre multimedia experiences, complete with robots, smoke machines, strobe lights, and house music, all tied together with heavy doses of JavaScript. Not only that, but Nexxy is helping organize our hardware track, so we're pretty sure your mind is going to be blown, one way or another, possibly two or three ways at the same time.

Jerry Sievert (Twitter, GitHub)

Jerry loves building things, and is the resident JavaScript guru at Esri’s Portland R&D Center (formerly Geoloqi). If you’ve been to Bailey’s Taproom here in PDX, then you’ve seen Jerry’s handiwork without knowing it, as Jerry managed to string together the series of behind-the-scenes Raspberry Pis that now power the Bailey’s digital interface. We've seen Jerry chillin' with an Arduino wired up to an Apple computing product with JavaScript code on the console. Awesome. Jerry and Nexxy are cohorting to organize the hardware track and just might teach you how to solder, if you ask nicely.

Hannah Fouasnon (Twitter, GitHub)

Hannah was a co-founder of LuckySort and is currently the co-founder of and developer for DJZ, an online resource for DJs and those who love them. Portland is still mourning the loss of our favorite former marine parasitology researcher to sunny San Francisco, so we're really excited Hannah is coming back for this. So, yeah, we've got make sure NodePDX is the most Portlandy thing that Portland has ever Portlanded just to make Hannah jealous.

Jason Denizac (Twitter, GitHub)

Jason is currently a JavaScript dev at Agile Diagnosis and is self-described as a health technologist. Another semi-Portlander living in the Bay Area, Jason is both a highly prolific contributor to the JavaScript community and a staunch proponent of working on things that matter. Some people talk the talk, but Jason walks the walk, evidenced via a sincere commitment to improving the state of technology in the health care industry.

Sponsors

Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE PDX)

PIE PDX is a startup incubator in the fullest sense. Seriously, you just put little misshapen idea-eggs into this box over on NW Davis and 12th, and fully-formed and fully-funded startups pop out, all warm and fuzzy making weird little chirping noises. To the companies that are lucky enough to land a spot in one of PIE’s yearly Accelerator classes (thousands apply and only six make it), PIE offers far more than a friendly/funky shared office space and a kegerator: it offers graphic design resources, dedicated advisors, a wealth of camaraderie, and far more. Recent graduates of PIE include AppThwack, Stublisher, Lytics, and others. We’re thrilled to have this crucial Portland institution as a sponsor.

Silicon Florist (Media Sponsor)

Want the inside scoop on what's happening in the so-called Silicon Forest? Stop by our favorite not-really-a-flower-shop, Silicon Florist. Here you'll find only the best in independent Portland-focused tech news, guaranteed to be only as biased as Rick Turoczy's very well-informed opinion. We're super-grateful for their help spreading the word about NodePDX. So go read some stuff, check out the job board, and become one of the 1000 beautiful flowers that the Silicon Florist has helped to grow.

More to Come

Well friends, that's all that we have to share at the moment, but stay tuned: we have lots more coming soon -- more speakers, more sponsors, more details. In fact, maybe you could be part of our next post? Our CFP is open now, so go ahead, suggest a speaker or submit a talk!

Does this look like the kind of thing your company would want to support? We have sponsorship opportunities available as well. Contact Troy Howard for more info.

Oh, and while I was standing in line for brunch the other day, an early little bird, happily munching on a worm, told me that tickets might be going on sale sometime next week, and they will be surprisingly cheep... I mean cheap (dang bird metaphors!).

Please come back and visit us here on the blog and on Twitter for more info as we go along!

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