Events to keep an eye on

The next couple weeks are going to be busy around these parts and just wanted to share some of the events I’m planning on attending.

Always one of my favorites and it’s cheap! Starts tomorrow.

Strands Portland Meet-up
Think Strands is all about Music and now Money? Think again. This meet-up will be a chance to preview the all new and meet more of the Strands team.

Portland Lunch 2.0 @ Vidoop
The Lunch 2.0 series continues at newly re-located to PDX Vidoop

Andy Baio talks side projects and acquisition at Portland Web Innovators
We’re thrilled to have Andy Baio, founder of leading the discussion. Should be awesome!

Portland Web Innovators Meeting Tonight

I know it’s late notice, but this should a fun one. Adam has put together a great event, with Dietrich Ayala, a Portland-based Mozilla developer, giving a preview of Firefox 3. Thanks to ISITE for hosting too!

When it comes to web innovations, Firefox definitely fits the bill. I remember first discovering Firebird (as it was known before the name change) a few years back along with the Edit CSS plugin, and was amazed that I could edit CSS on the fly and see the changes live. Its been my browser of choice ever since. I didn’t even bother with Safari when I recently bought an iMac, took it out of the dock on the first day in fact. It’s only used for compatibility testing. The main reason I use Firefox? For the plugins. No other browser can compete with the sheer volume of useful plugins. This speaks to a compelling reason for offering an API as well, if you can get developers building cool stuff on your platform, the users will follow, and I do believe Firefox will take over IE.

I’ll be interested in the discussion around offline apps as well, one of the most mentioned features of Firefox 3. What, with the recent buzz around Adobe’s Apollo launch and then DHH’s remarks.

Come out if you can, here’s the details:

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ISITE Design
115 NW First Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, Oregon 97209

Dietrich Ayala will talk about his work with the Mozilla Corporation and what’s coming in Firefox 3.

PDX Web Innovators – October

We’re set for the October PDX Web Innovators meeting. Same place, same time, details at If you’re in the Portland area and interested in the web (developer, designer, entrepreneur, whatever), come talk about your projects and interests with your fellow web geeks.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006
7:00 PM
Equator Coffee Cafe
510 SE Morrison
Portland, Oregon

Keep up to date with the PDX Web Innovators via the Google Group.