UPDATED! Just added Open Gov West! Rearranged, and just listing these all in order now. And added #140Conf in Vancouver, WA. It’s close enough. 🙂 And just added Digital Journalism Portland.
This summer belongs to the nerds, geeks and hackers. I can’t believe that Portland’s tech scene got no love from Portlandia this year. Thank heavens they got a second season!
I did some research, and found TWENTY distinct conferences happening from now through November in the Portland area.
Anyway, there’s a sweet new service that you might not have heard of called Lanyrd, and a quick search over there revealed 20 conferences.
And over the next few days, several people suggested a few more:
- Agile Open Northwest 2011, 8-9 February 2011
- SearchFest 2011, 23rd February 2011
- Python Software Foundation Sprint, Feb 26th
- PDX11 Civic Hacking Unconference, April 1-2, 2011 (Plans are coming together now.. so pencil it in!)
- Innotech, April 21, 2011
- TEDxPortland, April 30, 2011
- JSConf US 2011, 2nd–3rd May 2011 (Rumors of crazy fun abound for this, also a party open to the public. Epic!)
- NodeConf 2011, 5th May 2011
- Open Gov West, 13-14 May 2011
- Digital Journalism Portland, 14th May 2011
- #140Conf Northwest, 19th May 2011
- WebVisions 2011, 25th–27th May 2011
- World Domination Summit, 4th–5th June 2011
- HotStorage ’11, 14th June 2011 (Third workshop on hot topics in storage!)
- USENIX ATC ’11, 15th–17th June 2011 (USENIX’s annual technical conference)
- WebApps ’11, 15th–16th June 2011 (Second annual conference from USENIX on webapps!)
- Open Source Bridge 2011, 21st–24th June 2011 (Third year! CFP still open!)
- IndieWebCamp, 25th–26th June 2011
- OSCON 2011, 25th–29th July 2011 (Back in Portland, Again! And @gorthx is on the committee!)
- Community Leadership Summit 2011, 23rd–24th July 2011
- Vida Vegan Blog Conference, 26th–28th August 2011 (Blogger conference for vegans! Crazy!)
- DjangoCon US 2011, 6th–8th September 2011 (Organizer recently relocated to Portland!)
- Pacific NW Drupal Summit, October 14-16, 2011
- SPLASH 2011, 22nd–27th October 2011
- Onward! 2011, 22nd–27th October 2011 (@al3x is on the committee for this!)
- Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2011, 9th–12th November 2011
Sources: Lanyrd, Plancast, Calagator and the comments.
What other geekery did I miss? Let me know in the comments.
Here are the conferences without dates:
- BarCampPortland, Tentatively May
- Keeping It Realtime, Fall 2011
- WhereCampPDX, Tentatively September
- WordCampPDX, Tentatively September
- Ignite Portland, Tentatively October
BarCamp Portland 5 will be in May, we are very close to confirming the date: http://barcampportland.org/
Ignite is tentatively scheduled for October: http://www.igniteportland.com/
The Pacific NW Drupal Summit is 10/14-10-16: http://pnwdrupalsummit.org/
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Your “lanyrd” link goes to laynrd dot com, which is a misspelled-name domain squatter. It should be http://lanyrd.com.
Thanks! It’s updated now! Had to flush my cache.
WhereCampPDX will be sometime around late September.
WordCamp Portland will be in the fall, probably September… date isn’t yet finalized.
Don’t forget the conferences that have happened here this year already! Had a great time at Agile Open Northwest last week.
We’re also having a Python Software Foundation Sprint on Feb 26th all day at Urban Airship.
#140ConfNW is actually on Thursday, May 19th. Thanks so much for sharing this!
Thanks, Cheryl. Fixed!