Eugene Tech

Summer is pretty much over at this point but you wouldn’t know from the awesome weather over the weekend. Some college kids are showing up early and the meetup-having folks are going crazy vying for your time.  Check out the lineup this week:
Monday UofO law school is hosting “How to do everything wrong. Legal Case Study”. Starts at noon so you prolly missed it.
This and every Tuesday is “Startups Afterhours at The Barn Light!!" (with two bangs so you know it’s good). Also Tuesday is "Profit from your New Product Idea" hosted at the Fertilab with Frank Plaisted speaking.  Also also on Tuesday is the first planning meeting for a new group called "Pitch-fire Practice for Startups" hosted by a guy who describes himself as a "disruptive bootstrapper!" (again with the bang).
Wednesday (and every third) is the regular “Co-Working, Incubation & Acceleration Mixer" at CodeChops for the co-curious.  Yet another business networking group called "The Summit, Eugene Business Networking" is launching at MindWorks.  
Thursday HP R&D Corvallis and CodeChops Eugene want your opinion on making the upcoming hack-a-thon awesome at “Hewlet Packard Hackathon Brainstorming Meetup" that also get the award for most cross-posts this week.
And Friday… crickets…

Summer is pretty much over at this point but you wouldn’t know from the awesome weather over the weekend. Some college kids are showing up early and the meetup-having folks are going crazy vying for your time.  Check out the lineup this week:

Monday UofO law school is hosting “How to do everything wrong. Legal Case Study”. Starts at noon so you prolly missed it.

This and every Tuesday is “Startups Afterhours at The Barn Light!!" (with two bangs so you know it’s good). Also Tuesday is "Profit from your New Product Idea" hosted at the Fertilab with Frank Plaisted speaking.  Also also on Tuesday is the first planning meeting for a new group called "Pitch-fire Practice for Startups" hosted by a guy who describes himself as a "disruptive bootstrapper!" (again with the bang).

Wednesday (and every third) is the regular “Co-Working, Incubation & Acceleration Mixer" at CodeChops for the co-curious.  Yet another business networking group called "The Summit, Eugene Business Networking" is launching at MindWorks.  

Thursday HP R&D Corvallis and CodeChops Eugene want your opinion on making the upcoming hack-a-thon awesome at “Hewlet Packard Hackathon Brainstorming Meetup" that also get the award for most cross-posts this week.

And Friday… crickets…


Getting started on a Timeline of Tech in Eugene. 
I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the Eugene tech scene and when different events happened.  I don’t have the greatest memory, so I thought I work up a timeline. 
I’d really like some help flushing it out.  I’ve spend a few hours today searching old emails and trying to pin down dates for various things I’ve been involved with.  The formation of the Eugene Programmer Meetup group is the start of the timeline for me in 2011 followed by CodeChops and some folks in that space. The two startup weekends are there.  I’ve done what I can to find formation dates for FertiLab and RAIN but I’m mostly guessing. If you have milestones to add simply email or AMA and I’ll add them.  I’m really looking for things like “Company X Formed” or “Big Event Y Happened” rather than regular calendar events. I know there are some companies that have been around for a while and I’d love to see date going back ten years if possible.  I’ve only been around Eugene for 7 years and active in the community for the last 4.  Thanks for you help!

Getting started on a Timeline of Tech in Eugene.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the Eugene tech scene and when different events happened.  I don’t have the greatest memory, so I thought I work up a timeline. 

I’d really like some help flushing it out.  I’ve spend a few hours today searching old emails and trying to pin down dates for various things I’ve been involved with.  The formation of the Eugene Programmer Meetup group is the start of the timeline for me in 2011 followed by CodeChops and some folks in that space. The two startup weekends are there.  I’ve done what I can to find formation dates for FertiLab and RAIN but I’m mostly guessing. If you have milestones to add simply email or AMA and I’ll add them.  I’m really looking for things like “Company X Formed” or “Big Event Y Happened” rather than regular calendar events. I know there are some companies that have been around for a while and I’d love to see date going back ten years if possible.  I’ve only been around Eugene for 7 years and active in the community for the last 4.  Thanks for you help!


School’s starting soon. Here’s a tip from Brian who teaches at LCC

Registration is now open via Continuing Education for LCC’s Xamarin Android course. If you know anyone who is interested, or if you want to post this on your news page, here’s a link to the registration page:
http://lanecc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=8835&int_category_id=3&int_sub_category_id=16&int_catalog_id=0
This is the “no hoops” registration option. Hopefully, it’s as easy as buying a book on Amazon!

School’s starting soon. Here’s a tip from Brian who teaches at LCC

Registration is now open via Continuing Education for LCC’s Xamarin Android course. If you know anyone who is interested, or if you want to post this on your news page, here’s a link to the registration page:

http://lanecc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=8835&int_category_id=3&int_sub_category_id=16&int_catalog_id=0

This is the “no hoops” registration option. Hopefully, it’s as easy as buying a book on Amazon!


Summer Break.  I’ll be back in September.  Then I’ll revisit EugeneTech and see if it’s something worth continuing.  I originally started it as a community resource but after a year, except for two notable exceptions, I seem to be the sole contributor. I still think a common calendar is a great idea and look forward to the re-launch of upcomming.org.  In the mean time, keep your eye on all the meetup groups, facebook groups and various calendars and blogs around town.  See you again in the Fall! View Larger

Summer Break.  I’ll be back in September.  Then I’ll revisit EugeneTech and see if it’s something worth continuing.  I originally started it as a community resource but after a year, except for two notable exceptions, I seem to be the sole contributor. I still think a common calendar is a great idea and look forward to the re-launch of upcomming.org.  In the mean time, keep your eye on all the meetup groups, facebook groups and various calendars and blogs around town.  See you again in the Fall!


Programmable Web has a post about Sabre hosting a virtual hackathon.  Sign up and maybe we could form a Eugene Team?  Cash Prizes.


Sabre Corporation is hosting a hackathon to challenge developers to create apps that could revolutionize the travel industry. The hackathon, to be held on Aug. 1-2, is a 24-hour, non-stop challenge for developers to use Sabre’s new APIs along with other open technology providers in order to create a working application prototype.
Built on a patent-pending shopping platform, Sabre’s new mobile friendly, sub-second response time shopping and intelligence APIs enable developers to build new capabilities for the travel industry. First prize winner will receive $15,000 in cash and credits for use of Sabre APIs. Developers can register at the Sabre Dev Studio site.

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Programmable Web has a post about Sabre hosting a virtual hackathon.  Sign up and maybe we could form a Eugene Team?  Cash Prizes.

Sabre Corporation is hosting a hackathon to challenge developers to create apps that could revolutionize the travel industry. The hackathon, to be held on Aug. 1-2, is a 24-hour, non-stop challenge for developers to use Sabre’s new APIs along with other open technology providers in order to create a working application prototype.

Built on a patent-pending shopping platform, Sabre’s new mobile friendly, sub-second response time shopping and intelligence APIs enable developers to build new capabilities for the travel industry. First prize winner will receive $15,000 in cash and credits for use of Sabre APIs. Developers can register at the Sabre Dev Studio site.




Tonight at CodeChops: Co-Working, Incubation & Acceleration Mixer.  

Area folks involved or interested in Co-Working, Incubation and Acceleration spaces (or wonder what the difference is) this meetup is for you. We are hosting a 3rd Wednesday regular meetup at CodeChops.  Lets work better together, raise all rafts and have a beer in the wheel-house.  Round-table discussion format with possible guest speakers, war stories, etc. 
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Tonight at CodeChops: Co-Working, Incubation & Acceleration Mixer.  

Area folks involved or interested in Co-Working, Incubation and Acceleration spaces (or wonder what the difference is) this meetup is for you. We are hosting a 3rd Wednesday regular meetup at CodeChops.  Lets work better together, raise all rafts and have a beer in the wheel-house.  Round-table discussion format with possible guest speakers, war stories, etc. 


Updated Calendar!  After a year of using the previous calendar aggregation and entry I’ve updated to using a Google Calendar for displaying the aggregated calendar and Calendly for making new entries.  I think you’ll find the experience much improved.

Updated Calendar!  After a year of using the previous calendar aggregation and entry I’ve updated to using a Google Calendar for displaying the aggregated calendar and Calendly for making new entries.  I think you’ll find the experience much improved.


The Best Mason Jar Koozie Ever

A Eugene startup, Mason-ry has produced the first custom designed Silicone Mason Jar Koozie. Their work can be seen at Mason-ry.co. Their goal is to encourage folks to use durable and multipurpose mason jars instead of disposable cups or single purpose coffee or beer mugs. They decided not to use animal or petroleum products for their koozie, but rather great feeling and durable Silicone, which is made from abundant elements. 
 
They are now using Kickstarter to secure funding for their first round of koozie production. You can see the campaign at kickstarter. They need your support to turn their prototypes in to a product.