We’ve been busy planning our upcoming year of programs, and we want to tell you about what we’re working on and how you can get involved. We’re looking for people to join several new committees to work on projects for Stumptown Syndicate in general, as well as each of our program activities. We hope you can join us on Wednesday.
We know we’ve been quiet here on the Syndicate blog. We’re preparing a post to update you on all the awesome things we’ve been working on.
In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that we’ll be at O’Reilly’s OSCON next week. Not only are we running a booth in the non-profit pavilion of the expo hall, but we’re also giving a tutorial called Event Planning for Geeks. So, please stop by and say hi!
The Expo hall is open during the following times:
- Tuesday, 7/17: 5:00pm – 6:00pm (Opening Reception)
- Wednesday, 7/18: 10:00am 4:30pm, 5:40pm – 7:00pm (Booth Crawl)
- Thursday, 7/19: 10:00am – 5:00pm
If you don’t already have a ticket for OSCON, use the code OS12FOS for a 20% discount, or register for a free Expo hall pass.
Also, we’re looking for a few volunteers to help staff our booth. If you’re interested in helping for an hour or two, let me know.
Do you enjoy learning about technology from others at events like BarCamp, Ignite, Open Source Bridge, PDX Tech Workshops and user group meetings?
Do you want to see these events continue to grow and flourish? Do you want to see new events address a range of different topics?
Do you want to see new people, including those who are often left out from learning about technology, participate in these events?
If yes, then considering showing your support for technology education in Portland by becoming a Stumptown Syndicate member today!
We have a goal of 200 new members by June. You can help us to reach this goal — join today!
At the Stumptown Syndicate Board meeting last week, we held elections for a new board member of Stumptown Syndicate. We are pleased to announce the election of Jim Eastman to the Board of Directors for Stumptown Syndicate.
Jim Eastman is an electrical engineer and embedded systems programmer. He has helped out with a number of Portland tech events, including serving as project manager for the last Open Source Bridge, and continues to assist with planning that and other events.
The Syndicate has a lot going on this Fall and we want to tell you all about it! Come by Collective Agency on Monday, October 10th from 4-7pm to enjoy some refreshments and hear what we have to say.
Calagator Link (including venue details): http://calagator.org/events/1250461241
At around 5:30pm, we’ll do a short presentation which will cover the following:
- Our mission, strategic initiatives and how you can help
- Progress on events like Ignite Portland, BarCamp Portland, Open Source Bridge and others
- Volunteer needs and opportunities
Board Members will be on hand to answer your questions.
See you there!
Stumptown Syndicate is committed to supporting the needs of the Portland technology community in a variety of ways. Given today’s announcement that Legion of Tech will be ceasing its programs, we’ve decided that one of the ways we can help address these needs is by coordinating and providing fiscal sponsorship of the Portland Ignite and BarCamp events.
How will this affect the events? We’re going to pick things up starting with what’s been announced so far, and work with the past planning teams to ensure a smooth transition. We intend to provide a stable base for running Ignite and BarCamp, so that any changes you see will be making these events even better than before.
How can you help? Ignite and BarCamp are entirely community run events, and we still need your help as organizers, volunteers, and sponsors to make these happen. Planning for Ignite Portland 10 will kick off with a meeting this Wednesday (see the blog for more), and we’ll send out announcements about getting involved in next year’s BarCamp in a few months.
How can you stay in touch and find out how to get involved later? Subscribe to our mailing list. Also check the individual event sites for information on planning meetings, volunteer opportunities, and other announcements.
Stumptown Syndicate is an Oregon nonprofit organization founded in December 2010 by Christie Koehler, Audrey Eschright, and Reid Beels, the current board of directors.
Its mission is to support technology education and community-building in Portland, OR through a variety of activities. Our current projects include organizing the annual Open Source Bridge Conference, providing meeting space support for user groups, and initiating a series of PDX Tech Workshops (starting with a beginning Ruby/Rails workshop in August).