Eugene Tech

The rain is bringing more than mushrooms and flees this week.  
Tuesday RAIN and FertiLab mashup “A Look Back @ Eugene’s Startup Scene + RAIN Eugene Accelerator Company Pitches” or what is also booked as a chamber event “SmartUps: Now Presenting RAIN Eugene’s 1st Graduating Cohort | Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce Eugene, OR”.  Words fail me, here is the link so you can spend your hard earned cash.  Escapees can congregate at The Barn Light afterwards for inner reflection.
Wednesday is the First Wednesday Game Devs Dinner at the Rogue by Eugene Area Games Developers facebook group.
Thursday October 2nd Built Oregon is popping by RAIN on it’s whirlwind tour of Oregon in support of it’s Kickstarter.  Built seems cool.  I’m a backer, you should be a backer too.
Friday & Saturday is the Big Event: Indie Game Con is going to be awesome.  There is an Art Show Friday and Expo Saturday plus an after-party.  I hear from the organizers that there are lots of folks signing up.  So go register so they know you are coming.  This is the first big event at Mind Works.  I’ll be there.  You should too.
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The rain is bringing more than mushrooms and flees this week.  

Tuesday RAIN and FertiLab mashup “A Look Back @ Eugene’s Startup Scene + RAIN Eugene Accelerator Company Pitches” or what is also booked as a chamber event “SmartUps: Now Presenting RAIN Eugene’s 1st Graduating Cohort | Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce Eugene, OR”.  Words fail me, here is the link so you can spend your hard earned cash.  Escapees can congregate at The Barn Light afterwards for inner reflection.

Wednesday is the First Wednesday Game Devs Dinner at the Rogue by Eugene Area Games Developers facebook group.

Thursday October 2nd Built Oregon is popping by RAIN on it’s whirlwind tour of Oregon in support of it’s Kickstarter.  Built seems cool.  I’m a backer, you should be a backer too.

Friday & Saturday is the Big Event: Indie Game Con is going to be awesome.  There is an Art Show Friday and Expo Saturday plus an after-party.  I hear from the organizers that there are lots of folks signing up.  So go register so they know you are coming.  This is the first big event at Mind Works.  I’ll be there.  You should too.

Great week to be in Eugene.


This Tuesday at 5:30 is a cool thing: Street Art in Eugene: A Public Forum hosted at Cosmic Pizza and Open to the public.  Not really a tech thing, but definitely a Eugene thing.
Pretty quiet week on the Meetup and Facebook Calendars.
Tuesday the Startup crowd triple dipping with events at 5,6 & 7PM What you should know about Financial Planning: You and your Startup, WE must change the world… and Startups Afterhours at The Barn Light!!
Thursday is the semi-regular FertiLab Open Coffee thing at 9AM. I’ll try and make one that even though it’s in the middle of my morning.
If you are into gaming development, BitForest is kinda new.  It’s similar to the facebook group Eugene Area Game Devs but maybe slightly different. Google calendar in the making there as well.
Last weekend was Rose City Comic Con and all thought that’s a PDX thing I did run into some friends from Bloxi there.  Bloxi is from Eugene and they have a nifty builder for those hip online survey thingys.  They had a contest where you could win some money but it ended at the end of Comic Con.  More news on them later.  It’s a cool tool. View Larger

This Tuesday at 5:30 is a cool thing: Street Art in Eugene: A Public Forum hosted at Cosmic Pizza and Open to the public.  Not really a tech thing, but definitely a Eugene thing.

Pretty quiet week on the Meetup and Facebook Calendars.

Tuesday the Startup crowd triple dipping with events at 5,6 & 7PM What you should know about Financial Planning: You and your Startup, WE must change the world… and Startups Afterhours at The Barn Light!!

Thursday is the semi-regular FertiLab Open Coffee thing at 9AM. I’ll try and make one that even though it’s in the middle of my morning.

If you are into gaming development, BitForest is kinda new.  It’s similar to the facebook group Eugene Area Game Devs but maybe slightly different. Google calendar in the making there as well.

Last weekend was Rose City Comic Con and all thought that’s a PDX thing I did run into some friends from Bloxi there.  Bloxi is from Eugene and they have a nifty builder for those hip online survey thingys.  They had a contest where you could win some money but it ended at the end of Comic Con.  More news on them later.  It’s a cool tool.


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.
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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. View Larger

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.