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Participating in FoundersPad

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Last week at the Bend Venture Conference, Central Oregon’s newest (and only) business accelerator was unveiled. FoundersPad is a business accelerator focused on supporting concept stage startups. The initiative is a program of the Tech Alliance and is committed to Central Oregon’s entrepreneurial community and helping turn innovative product and service ideas into great companies. Although [...]

Bend Venture Conference

Sponsoring the Bend Venture Conference

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Bend has a strong and growing startup ecosystem. The early-stage companies in our community include innovation in software, clean energy, recreation and countless other industries. We even have an active group of angel investors, advisors and mentors that help to shepherd these companies from idea to profitability and acquisition. Perhaps the most well-recognized effort in [...]

Huge Thanks

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Well, Ruby on Ales came and went. Based on the feedback I received from attendees and speakers, everyone had a pretty good time. I’m pretty amazed that the whole thing came off without a hitch… whew! We are planning a repeat performance next year. And, we are considering options for a summer/fall event in the [...]

Rubyists for Japan

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Following the massive earthquake off the North East coast of Japan, hundreds of thousands are without shelter, power, food or water. Japan is the birthplace of Ruby. Matz and the Ruby core team have made our lives better. It’s now our turn to help. Rubyists for Japan is an effort to help build awareness and drive donations [...]

Ruby on Ales!

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Matt and I have been talking about doing a software conference here in Bend for quite some time. After all, there’s a lot of people that have never heard of Bend, Oregon, not to mention the exceptional technical talent that this community has attracted. So while we were in New Orleans at RubyConf, thanks to [...]

Sponsoring RubyConf 2010

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We’re pretty stoked to be sponsoring RubyConf 2010. This is our first sponsorship and it kinda feels like we’re all grown up… nah!  But seriously, Matz’s keynote should be fun and overall this should be a great event. Matt and Mike will be there. So if you’re gonna be around and wanna grab a beer, [...]

Bulletin Article

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Well it must have been a slow news day in Bend, because the Bulletin came through on their threat and actually published a piece on Aquo. Thanks to David Holley for letting us rant about everything but technology and writing a nice piece that covers a lot of ground. If you’re a subscriber, you can [...]

RailsConf 2010 : Must See Videos

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RailsConf was great this year. Got to meet a bunch of new people that I hope to keep in touch with. After a crazy flight back to the west coast – 15 hours of flying, circling, diverting, waiting, unloading, loading, sitting, waiting for a pilot from Baltimore to Portland – these are the things that [...]