End of the Year Recap

Stumptown Syndicate has been busy this year, both with existing programs and new events.

At the end of 2015, we brought in five new board members, more than doubling the board’s size. This step has made Stumptown Syndicate a more sustainable organization, better able to help grow the Portland tech and maker community.

Some of the highlights from 2016 include:

  • Open Source Bridge: Four hundred attendees joined us for four days of Open Source Bridge. We even managed to surprise chair emeritus Christie Koehler with a birthday cake.
  • Resolution Fest: Stumptown Syndicate took part in the week-long festival that highlighted the Portland communities reimagining landscape of the tech industry. We screened two local films on Documentary Night, tabled at the Feminist Zine Pop-up Shop, and sponsored Affect Conf.
  • Ignite Portland: Ignite Portland returned from hiatus this year and was a resounding success, with more than two hundred folks attending. The Ignite Portland planning team is already working on a 2017 event.

We expect 2017 to bring new challenges. The Syndicate’s work on creating safer spaces is crucial and we will be building on the Citizen Code of Conduct and Safety First PDX in the year to come.

None of our work is possible without your support, though. As a community-based nonprofit, we rely on donations to continue our programs.

Please consider donating to Stumptown Syndicate to help us go into 2017 ready for new challenges. Each dollar you give boosts the inclusivity and resilience of Portland’s tech and maker communities, creating new opportunities for all of us.

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