Announcing the Web 1.0 Conference!

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The Web 1.0 Conference is a celebration of old style static websites. It’s a place where you can trade your unused domain names then develop them the next day!

A conference celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time. It’s time to rediscover and bring back the lost art of web site creation. Let’s build some weird, interesting, quirky web sites!

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Location

  • Vadio
  • 919 SW Taylor St.
  • Portland, OR 97205

Website

http://websiteconf.neocities.org/

Description
A conference celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time. It’s time to rediscover and bring back the lost art of web site creation. Let’s build some weird, interesting, quirky web sites!

Schedule!

Friday, Nov 6th ,2015

  • 5:30PM Check in
  • 6:00PM Lightning talks begin
  • 7:00PM Real world domain name exchange Have some domain names you own you’ll never do anything with? Bring them to trade with others!
  • 8:30PM Friday closing

Saturday, Nov 7th, 2015

  • 9:00AM Check in, breakfast, 玉露
  • 9:30AM 15-20 minute talks
  • 11:00AM Web site building / hacking begins
  • 12:30PM Lunch is served
  • 3:00PM Afternoon snack
  • 6:00PM Web site hacking ends
  • 6:15PM 2 minute presentations begin. Show everyone your awesome web creation!
  • 7:30PM Closing

Tickets

Registration Tickets are $10, which covers expenses.

  • Don’t have a web provider?
  • New to making websites?
  • Free web hosting will be provided by Neocities!

IPFS Meetup this Wednesday during OSCON!

Join us!
Are you interested in IPFS? Will you be in town for O’Reilly’s OSCON? Come to a meetup Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 in North Portland! Join us at CtrlH for food, drinks, discussion and a talk by Juan Benet on IPFS during OSCON week!

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What is IPFS?
IPFS is a distributed file system that seeks to connect all computing devices with the same system of files. In some ways, this is similar to the original aims of the Web, but brings in the latest ideas from P2P and cryptography to form a distributed, permanent web.

Afterwards hang out, talk tech, hack, recharge your batteries, use our fast WiFi and get a tour of CtrlH, Portland’s newest, largest (and in my humble opinion, best) hackerspace.

When?
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 7pm.

Where?
7608 N. Interstate, Portland, OR 97217.

Getting to CtrlH is easy. From the Oregon Convention Center, walk to the MAX Yellow Line and take it northbound to the Lombard Street station. The address is 7608 N. Interstate Ave, look for the sign for the IPFS meetup (the middle door from Interstate).

Website
RSVP at http://attending.io/events/ipfs-portland-meetup-the-permanent-distributed-web
Calagator Link

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See you there!

Designing Calm Technology at O’Reilly’s OSCON!

I’m excited to present a talk on Calm Technology at O’Reilly’s OSCON in Portland, Oregon next week! With Designing Calm Technology from O’Reilly books due out later this fall, it will be fun to meet up and discuss what’s covered in the book.

Designing Calm Technology at O'Reilly's OSCON

What?
Designing Calm Technology
When?
5:00pm–5:40pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
Where?
Design D137/138

Session Description

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Calm Technology will be released by O’Reilly books in late October 2015!

Our world is made of information that competes for our attention. What is needed? What is not? We cannot interact with our everyday life in the same way we interact with a desktop computer. The terms calm computing and calm technology were coined in 1995 by PARC Researchers Mark Weiser and John Seely Brown in reaction to the increasing complexities that information technologies were creating.

Calm technology describes a state of technological maturity where a user’s primary task is not computing, but being human. The idea behind calm technology is to have smarter people, not things. Technology shouldn’t require all of our attention, just some of it, and only when necessary.

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How can our devices take advantage of location, proximity and haptics to help improve our lives instead of get in the way? How can designers make apps “ambient” while respecting privacy and security? This talk will cover how to use principles of calm technology to design the next generation of connected devices. We’ll look at notification styles, compressing information into other senses, and designing for the least amount of cognitive overhead.

Who is this session for?

This session is relevant for anyone that actively builds or makes decisions about technology. Participants should have some experience building products or working on product teams in a design, engineering or management role.

Will you be in town for OSCON in Portland, Oregon next week? If so, I’d love to meet up! Reach out to me on Twitter @caseorganic.

CyborgCamp Seattle is this weekend on September 8, 2012!

Want to attend an unconference on the future of humans and technology? CyborgCamp is back and it’s happening twice this year!

CyborgCamp Portland is already sold out, but there is still some room at CyborgCamp Seattle if you’d like to attend!

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What is CyborgCamp?

CyborgCamp is an unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We’ll discuss topics such as social media, design, code, inventions, web 2.0, twitter, the future of communication, cyborg technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.

Who Will Be Speaking?

Come see Kyle Drake talk on the history and future of cryptocurrencies, K. Mikey M. on Cybernetic Management, and compete for the DIY Cyborg Prize! I’ll also be speaking about Geoloqi and publish/subscribe applications for reality.

Tickets available now!

Get them at http://cyborgcampsea12.eventbrite.com/

Date and Time

CyborgCamp Seattle 2012
September 8th, 2012 from 10:00am to 21:00pm.

Jigsaw Renaissance
815 Seattle Blvd S.
Seattle, King, WA 98134 (map)

CyborgCamp Portland 2012

Conference Hashtag

#cyborgcamp, and @cyborgcampsea.

Come to Portland Data Viz #7! (NEW DATE) Thurs, Sept. 20, 2012 from 6–8:30pm at Geoloqi HQ!

Portland Data Viz Meetup is Back!

It’s time for another Portland Data Visualization Meetup! We’ll have three to four main presentations and networking time. We usually have some conversation and networking, so feel free to bring business cards and/or let people know if you’re hiring. (If you’d like to sponsor, see the section at the end of this post).

Portland Data Viz Group #7

This time, Geoloqi will host (see below for the address and entrance instructions). For best results, please arrive a little before 6:00 Pm.

RSVP to Attend (free, but limited seating!)

http://pdxdataviz.eventbrite.com/

Speakers for Data Viz #7

Periscopic will be showing new work.

Brennan Novak will be showing more of his emotional tracking project.

Mohamed Alkady – TBA

Clifton B. – TBA

Want to Speak?

We’re looking for more speakers! If you’d like to speak, contact me at caseorganic at gmail dot com or simply tweet @caseorganic!

Who Should Go?

Portland Data Viz Group is open to everyone interested in or working in the field of data visualization. This means designers, programmers, information architects, data miners, anthropologists, ect. We usually attract around 20-30 people, and you’re welcome to bring guests, food and drinks to the event. (Be sure to register to reserve a spot. We’ll have limited capacity at this venue).

Where?

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2011 from 6:30–8:30pm.

Geoloqi HQ
920 SW 3rd Ave. #400
Portland, OR 97204

Entrance instructions

We’ll have a number posted on the door that you can call to get in when you arrive. Building is wheelchair accessible.

Interested in Sponsoring?

We welcome food and drink sponsors for our meetings, and if you know someone who might be a good sponsor feel free to contact me at caseorganic at gmail dot com or simply tweet @caseorganic!

Google Group

If you’re interested in getting updates for for future meetings, simply join the the pdx-visualization Google Group! As the name implies, it is a group for Portland-area people interested in languages and techniques for visualization of data. http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization.

Don’t forget to RSVP!

http://pdxdataviz.eventbrite.com/

Calagator Link

http://calagator.org/events/1250462763

See you there!