It's Show and Tell time at PDX-UX. We will be showing off two applications, one that is brand new and almost finished and another that's going through some updates based on usability studies. Come down and see what some of your fellow Portlanders are working on. Questions and constructive criticism from the audience is encouraged. Networking, snacks, drinks and beer start at 5:30, presentations start at 6:00.
Caleb Sayan, Founder of Blue Rider Design
BLUE RIDER DESIGN (http://blueriderdesign.com/), based in Portland, Oregon houses and maintains the Andrea Aranow Textile Archive a private international a collection of 26,000 textiles and original artwork. In 2009, the studio began the process of digitizing and cataloging the entire archive to provide greater access and utility for the collection.
Currently we are developing a unique web application to showcase the archive. The application allows users to navigate the archive’s rich visual content based on a variety of criteria including subject, style, era, color, origin, technique and material among many others. It uses node.js, CouchDB, Solr, and jQuery as its main technologies.
Combining the extraordinary physical design archive with its innovative digital counterpart we strive to inspire the next generation of designers.
Roger Gilliam, New Relic
Roger Gilliam is a designer/developer at New Relic (http://newrelic.com/) with a background in graphic and web design, usability, UX, and development. A designer / developer at New Relic is responsible for visual design, and implementation of those designs into our CORE customer facing product.
New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code. We at New Relic are passionate, possibly even crazy, about application performance management (APM). Our mission is to make web applications run better, to make the internet more productive, and to make life easier for developers and devops.
Vitamin T, "The Talent Agency for Digital Creatives" (http://vitamintalent.com/), will be at the event. If your looking to network with first class recruiters, this is a great opportunity.