Thursday’s Wieden+Kennedy event was a smashing success. We had great VR demos with Unity, an LED wearable workshop led by engineers of the Lodge team and a donut photo booth: a booth that printed sugar-spun icing photos onto donuts, letting you eat your own face.
Thanks so much to the ladies of W+K and Women Who Code who made everything possible- and who sang “Happy Birthday” to me at the end of the event.
Here’s what’s going on in Portland this week and next week:
If you’re in PDX tech:
- Tues, 7/18: Design and Product Study Night. Our product and design study night meets once per month at New Relic. Come share your portfolio and work on side projects with others!
While not happening this week, I also wanted to give a shout out to two upcoming longer-form conferences:
- August 1-3: Portland DevOps Days. DevOps Days is an international conference on all things DevOps, and PDX’s includes an awesome night event at OMSI. Let me know if you’ll be there - I’m volunteering!
- August 8-9: Alexa Skills Tour, Powered by Voicehacks. Throwing this out there now, as the first 100 registrations are free. The two day workshop will cover how to design, build, and launch skills for Alexa.
Promoting my usual two running meetups; if you need a crew of people to run with, come join us:
- Portland Running Company: Thirsty Thursday 4-6 mile run @ 6:00p.
- PDX Trail Runners: Saturday at 9:00a @ Forest Park, on the Lower MacLeay Park entrance.
Here are a few articles, podcasts and assorted things that I’ve enjoyed over the past week — give yourself a little mental boost on your Monday morning:
- Dev.To ran a good #devdiscuss this week about good and bad programming habits. You can read some of the highlights here, or click the hashtag on Twitter.
- Wired had an article this week that was getting passed around my Twitter timeline, about making code more tinkerer friendly. I remember messing with my first bits of code on Xanga and Gaia Online, and love the concept.
- Speaking of tinker-friendly: I want to give a shout out to Glitch, which I just started using for a Leaflet project with Hack Oregon; you can view and remix my project here. Uses some QGIS and geoJSON, but would love people to tinker with it.
Have a great week, everybody!