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Portland Tech Meetup

Join us for the Portland Tech Meetup on the 3rd Monday of every month.  Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 per person.

Agenda 
6:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community 
7:00pm - Event Begins!

- Community Announcements: Events, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

- Pres. #1:  Steve Taylor - IPStrom (Patents & IP)
- Pres. #2:  Nat Parker - GlobeSherpa (Mobile Ticketing) 
- Pres. #3:  David Brown (Crowd-sourcing Errands)
- Pres. #4:  Josh Carter - Plunk (Music & Tech)
- Pres. #5:  Kent Green - (Controls Computer w/His Mind)

8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Ave [at SW Ash Street])

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  • Larry L.

    Don, Scott Edwards was spot-on in characterizing 'socially conscious' drones. It is an important positioning concept. Obviously, what we read in the press is their military use. But their use in agriculture, BLM studies of wildlife and watersheds, and replacing expensive helicopters in commercial filming are all examples of social good. The issue is that the FAA does not currently allow commercial ('for-hire') use of drones. Socially conscious is a catchy concept and hopefully makes people more aware of their productive uses.

    2 · February 18, 2014

    • Mick F.

      Tyler I find it offensive that first you characterize my reply as a knee jerk reaction. Far from it this has been debated and has been simmering for several years now and I am very informed about what the undustry does to run end arounds on the public will. One if those is to try to devise good uses if said technology so it can hopefully find additional uses for their tech, and also try to market a positive in light if the negatives to take the heat off. Sony Walkmans and phone cameras have their uses as well both good and bad. Should someone be illegally recording others audibly or visually? No. There are laws however under attack they may be. But are you seriously telling me drones should be in the hands of anyone like a Walkman? And you have no reservations about unethical uses of said drones? I have no need for a positive voice for this technology as it is ripe for misuse. If it needs to be surveyed from the air, hire a plane and pilot and follow FAA regs. Drones = abuse

      February 25, 2014

    • Tyler P.

      Technology is not good nor bad. A hammer can be used to build a habitat for humanity or bash someone over the skull. Drones can be used to help save lives or destroy them. Being scared does not = taking action for good. Be the change my friend ;)

      1 · February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! Met lots of friendly people and learned a lot. Great speakers!

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Shane

    Thank you for an excellent evening with great presenters, company and food. I look forward to the next event.

    2 · February 18, 2014

    • Thubten

      You are so welcome! Did you notice that someone is looking to talk with you about working in IT? Let me know if you don't connect with them.

      1 · February 18, 2014

    • Shane

      Yes I did and we have exchange e-mails.

      1 · February 18, 2014

  • Kent G.

    Fantastic, loved the food and the networking, and I was very grateful to share my product with so many people who are excited about technology and innovation!

    1 · February 18, 2014

    • Kent G.

      Haha, *project. Well, I know how to get my hands on more if anyone's interested in their own EEG of course...

      1 · February 18, 2014

  • Thubten

    What a great event! Thank you all for joining us last night!

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Paul L.

    Thanks for organizing such an excellent group of both presenters and sponsors! I am already looking forward to the next event!

    1 · February 18, 2014

    • Thubten

      I'm glad that you enjoyed the meetup, Paul! Make sure to check with Chris about doing a demo.

      February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for putting this all together Thubten, Chris, and Tyler. I appreciate that you three have created a venue and a platform for startups and techie folks to come together in an amazing space. Look forward to next month!

    1 · February 18, 2014

    • Thubten

      We love doing it! Bring your friends!

      February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting presentations, fantastic crowd and some great contacts were made.

    February 18, 2014

  • David B.

    Excellent speakers! I really appreciated the feedback on my presentation.

    1 · February 17, 2014

    • Thubten

      You've got a great project, David. Keep on refining it!

      February 18, 2014

  • Darrin H.

    Great, as usual!

    1 · February 17, 2014

    • Thubten

      Great to see you, Darrin!

      February 18, 2014

  • Doug L.

    Great program! Great mixer!

    1 · February 17, 2014

    • Thubten

      Thank you for participating! See you next month!

      February 18, 2014

  • Don N.

    I take away something each time and its the things that scare the hell out of me. Last week it was the reality of what artificial intelligence will become in the near future and last night it was mind control of machines and socially conscious drones.

    In 1991, I recall sitting in a talk at PSU about this thing called the internet. I said to the man next to me that this sounds like its going to be our next monthly utility bill.

    Now I am saying, intelligent wearable devices with the optional easy, painless, and fun intradermal RFID injection is going to be reality in the next flash of twenty years. Yes, I know all you young people are saying twenty years, what an old man; this stuff is coming next year or next quarter. Don't worry, I am willing to bet cash today that you will remember me in 2034 and think damn that old man was right. :-)

    See you next time and don't forget to follow me @SocialEntpdx and join our meetup SocialEntrepreneurs-PDX

    Thanks again Thubten and PDX Tech!

    February 18, 2014

  • Deepak K.

    It was great to meet so many wonderful people there. I am looking for an IT administrator and last night there was a person looking for IT admin gig. Please contact me. Also job description below:
    http://www.jobscore.com/jobs/bluevolt/developer-system-administrator/c6ViBAIG0r44PkiGakhP3Q

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Chip G.

    Great networking, presentations, food.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Ronen L.

    Is it possible to present my company's technology?

    1 · February 17, 2014

    • Thubten

      It is possible. Chris Sells is the tech chair. You can contact him at [masked].

      February 17, 2014

    • Ronen L.

      thanks!

      February 17, 2014

  • Rory F.

    Will anyone from Mercy Corps be there tonight?

    February 17, 2014

  • Rory F.

    I also noticed this is the same lineup as March 17, is that just a typo?

    February 17, 2014

    • Thubten

      It's an artifact of the meetup editing tool. Each month has new demos.

      February 17, 2014

  • Scottish W.

    Can you pay at the door?

    February 16, 2014

    • Thubten

      Yes, you can pay at the door. See you tomorrow!

      February 16, 2014

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