2008 Portland Tech Recap

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Looking back on 2008 in the Portland Web and Open Source startup community

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2008 Portland Tech Recap

  1. 1. Portland Tech 2008 Looking back, looking forward
  2. 2. Who am I?
  3. 3. That which I will admit exists but will not be my focus (but we can talk about as a group)
  4. 4. That on which I will focus
  5. 5. Making headlines A view of the Forest via the Florist
  6. 6. Community Our greatest achievement in 2008 had absolutely nothing to do with code
  7. 7. Virtual
  8. 8. Physical
  9. 9. Ad-hoc
  10. 10. Photo courtesy Amber Case
  11. 11. Photo courtesy Aaron Hockley
  12. 12. Organized
  13. 13. Photo courtesy Aaron Hockley
  14. 14. Photo courtesy Aaron Hockley
  15. 15. Camp-ing-ish stuff Events that fostered community
  16. 16. Side Project to Startup
  17. 17. Mainstream media Wider recognition of what’s happening
  18. 18. Photo courtesy Scott Kveton
  19. 19. Photo courtesy Aaron Hockley
  20. 20. What’s next? Some of the things I see for Portland tech in 2009
  21. 21. Still no funding
  22. 22. Technology
  23. 23. Mobile
  24. 24. OpenID
  25. 25. Geolocation
  26. 26. Community
  27. 27. Open Source Bridge
  28. 28. Hacklab / Geek Lodge
  29. 29. Current voices will grow stronger
  30. 30. Some old favorites will return
  31. 31. “Outsiders” will join the community... and they’ll be good at it
  32. 32. Traditional business interest
  33. 33. Your turn: What’s next? More importantly, what would you like to see?
  34. 34. Thank you

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