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  • Amber Case 3:38 am on September 11, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: civic apps, , , ,   

    Post-CyborgCamp Open Government Hackathon: 8 Hours of Open Source Action on Sunday, Oct. 3rd! 


    Join us on Sunday for a 8-hour hackathon to see who can build the best open government application in just one day!

    It’s free! You can participate as an individual or a team.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners by the Hackathon Partners. Breakfast, lunch, coffee and beer will be available throughout the day, and there will be high speed Internet access and comfortable couches.




    • Breakfast and coffee will be served at 8:30am, followed by Lunch at Noon.
    • Coding will stop at 5:30pm, and teams and individuals will demo their apps.
    • Prizes will be awarded at 6:30Ppm.


    nedspace-open-government1NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th between Couch and Davis.

    Backspace is right downstairs, Davis Street Tavern is right next door, there’s a parking lot across the street, and it’s right on the MAX line.

    Who Should Attend?

    Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders, interaction designers, graphic designers and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or conceptualize applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data.

    Although the sprint takes place On Oct 3rd after CyborgCamp Portland, you don’t have to be attending the conference to join us.

    Participation is free and open to anyone… we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many individuals or teams we need to accommodate.

    What’s Going to Happen?tropo-logo

    There will be organizers onsite to help get things rolling. At 5:30pm, each app will be evaluated by the Hackathon Partners and prizes will be awarded to those teams or individuals that develop the best applications in the 8 hour. Participants need not show up right at 8:30am, but those who do will have the most time to code!

    Hackathon Partners

    Partners are companies and organizations that provide tools or services that can enhance open government apps. They’re also providing the prizes and will be choosing the winners. If your organization has tools or services that you think would be useful to the Hackathon, contact @aaronpk or @caseorganic and we’ll see about adding you to the list:

    • Tropo – Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice, SMS, Twitter, and IM support to the programming languages you already know.
    • Geoloqi – A secure, real-time mobile and web platform for location sharing.


  • Amber Case 2:22 am on August 10, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: human condition, popular culture, , , tyler sticka   

    Featured Speaker: Tyler Sticka on Popular Culture Mirroring the Human Condition 

    tyler-sticka-cyborgcamp-2010We are proud to accounce that Tyler Sticka will be giving a featured speech at CyborgCamp Portland 2010! More details to come soon.

    About Tyler Sticka

    Tyler Sticka is a designer, artist, speaker, educator and Senior Experience Designer at Waggener Edstrom Studio D. Apprenticed at the Art Center College of Design while still in high school, the prospects of the web and new media enticed him to earn a Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media Design from the Art Institute of Portland. He has since produced work for clients such as Microsoft, McAfee, Providence Health & Services, Synnex and many more. He is the creator of the award-winning Twitter mashups Portwiture and TweetPlus. His Flash game Ramps was a featured Download Squad “time waster” and has been enjoyed by nearly a million players on this site alone.
    Always enthusiastic to share his ideas and stimulate discussion, Tyler has taught design, typography and web standards classes at the Art Institute of Portland, and has presented his thoughts on interaction design, comics and modern art at WebVisions, DevGroup NW, Refresh Portland and WordCamp Portland. After deadlines are met, Tyler possesses a great affinity for comic books and rock n’ roll.

    You can learn more about Tyler Sticka at http://tylersticka.com/about/

  • Amber Case 9:53 pm on August 3, 2010 Permalink
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    CyborgCamp 2010 Tickets Are Now Available! 

    At long last, you can now purchase CyborgCamp tickets!


    How much?

    Just $10. That $10 covers breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks. It’s a pretty excellent deal, and it’s made possible by our wonderful sponsors.

    Get them now while you can!


    Ticket prices will go up to $15 starting Sept. 24th. They’ll also be $15 at the door. Space is limited – only 120 tickets will be sold, and the tickets will go quickly!

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