Sights and Sounds from “A Shared Future”

On April 30, several hundred people gathered for a special TFNW event–an evening dedicated to discussing the issues of the sharing economy.  Panels, speakers, food and drink–it was a heady mix, and the main event, a discussion between Mayor Charlie Hales and Uber VP David Plouffe (the former campaign manager for Barack Obama) lived up to its billing.

Here’s a short clip of the event.


TechFestNW & Columbia Sportswear Company Present: A SHARED FUTURE


Thursday April 30, 2015, 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Tickets on Sale Now

TechfestNW, a leading tech conference in Portland, is thrilled to bring you a special evening event dedicated to the Sharing Economy.  Hear from business and tech innovators, city officials and others as we discuss the economic, political and social impact of the Sharing Economy. 

Speakers include:


David Plouffe, SVP, Policy and Strategy for Uber and former campaign manager for Barack Obama

Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover

Marcelo Louriero, CEO of Spinlister

Sarah Mastrorocco, Business Development, Instacart

Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland

Sohrab Vossoughi – Founder/Chairman and Chief Creative Officer –  Ziba, CEO and co-founder – Citifyd

Steve Gutmann, VP, Business Development, Stuffstr


Tickets are $30 and include a networking happy hour

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How Portland’s new tech recruiting effort entices programmers to move here (Video)

The latest installment of the Techtown Portland videos is out and I have to say, it makes me want to move to Portland.

Which is a good thing, since that’s the slick new video’s intent.

The roughly five-minute video was commissioned by a group of Portland’s technology companies as well as the Portland Development Commission, the Technology Association of Oregon and Business Oregon. It aims to, simply, highlight life in the Silicon Forest. 

Techtown Portland: People on the Move from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

Via:  - Portland Business Journal

Jan 22, 2015, 6:42am PST