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TechfestNW 2013: Welcome to TechfestNW

Willamette Week's Portland festival of all things tech.


TFNW 2013
You know this, of course, but here’s the thing: It sneaks up on you. One second you’re worried about media shipping and distribution channels, the next you learn   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Tyson Evans

The Newspaper in the Digital Age


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In the week before Christmas in 2012, almost 3 million people clicked onto an online newspaper story about an avalanche in the Cascade mountains. Readers spent an average of 12 minutes on the page   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Ward Cunningham

The Pioneer


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“You know how you can take two fingers and stretch a picture out?” says Ward Cunningham about the now ubiquitous phone feature. “I actually did that at Tektronix with the two primary contr   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Rick Turoczy

The Tech Advocate


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Rick Turoczy is the curator for TechfestNW. He’s also one of the biggest driving forces behind the success of Portland’s growing startup community. The 42-year-old former literary agent and ma   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW Staff

TechfestNW 2013: Michelle Rowley

Bringing Women Into Tech


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This year, Michelle Rowley was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by the magazine Fast Company. Beginning with $18,000 in seed funding from the Portland Incubator Experiment, th   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Jackson Gariety

The Teen Inventor


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The enduring achievement of most 15-year-olds is passing the exam for their driver’s permit. Jackson Gariety, on the other hand, made a Web app that landed him awards for Best Developer and Most   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Google Gogglers


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Don’t be surprised if you see some people hanging around at TechfestNW wearing what looks like a broken set of prescription wear. They’re likely one of the 8,000 people who were selected to tr   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Drone Attack!


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Whatever you’ve heard on the news about Iran or Pakistan, Oregon is ground zero for drones. Tad McGeer, a Hood River pacifist and inventor, founded the Columbia Gorge company, Insitu, that manu   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Aesthetic, Synesthetic

Duet installation offers a heat map of MusicfestNW.


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Above the grassy knoll and the cracking skate park, in the couplet that marks the east end of the Burnside Bridge, there will—during TechfestNW—stand a city of pyramids. It will be built on    More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
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