The New York Times' Tyson Evans on the Future of Interactive News

WW Editor Mark Zusman interviews the Times' deputy editor at TechfestNW

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At TechfestNW, WW editor Mark Zusman interviewed the New York Times deputy editor for interactive news, Tyson Evans, part of the team behind that super-impressive (and Pulitzer-winning) "Snow Fall" piece about a Cascade mountain avalanche that garnered 3 million views during Christmas week last year. The two talked about the future of interactive news, hacking, the death penalty, why the ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fast Company's Founding Editor On How Portland Can Become Great

At TechfestNW, Alan Webber asks: How do you overthrow a successful city?

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On Saturday, September 7, at the TechfestNW technology conference at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, we were lucky enough to sit in on an absolute corker of a keynote speech given by Alan Webber, founding editor of Fast Company magazine.   The speech was a state of the union for the city that pulled no punches, laid out the questions Portland needs to ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 WW Staff

Techfest NW Dispatches: Carbon Audio Throws Down the Gauntlet

Kickstarter-Funded Electronics Startup Announces New Product

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"Really all we wanted to do with this was destroy Jambox." That was Jason Martin, co-CEO of Carbon Audio burying the lede at the end of what was otherwise the equivalent of a motivational speech for potential Kickstarter users, at Techfest NW at OMSI on Saturday, September 7.. Towards the end of other Keynote driven presentation that emphasized such well-worn ideas as "Build To Win" and "Ask ...   More
 
Sunday, September 8, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Techfest NW Dispatches: Today YouTube and Soundcloud, Tomorrow the World

Technology Kind of, Sort of Helps The Radio Stars

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For all the well-intentioned talk on the Auditorium Stage at Techfest NW from four men who say they are working to build tools that will help make musicians more money, why weren't there many musicians around to hear it? The roundtable discussion on New Northwest Music Technologies should have had a least a few representatives from the music community to hear what Rhapsody, CD Baby, Generous, ...   More
 
Saturday, September 7, 2013 by Robert Ham

TechfestNW Dispatches: Andy Merkin, Guillermo del Toro and the Future of Stories

The Future of Books. Maybe.

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In the smaller of two stages at Techfest NW, Musicfest NW's little-sister technology festival in which smart people talk about what they do and love, an audience of mostly techies gathered to attend a discussion by Mirada Studios' Andy Merkin. Mirada Studios, if you didn't know, is the studio founded by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), a hellaciously inventive visual storyteller ...   More
 
Friday, September 6, 2013 JOE DONOVAN

TechfestNW 2013: Aesthetic, Synesthetic

Duet installation offers a heat map of MusicfestNW.


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Above the grassy knoll and the cracking skate park, in the couplet that marks the east end of the Burnside Bridge, there will—during TechfestNW—stand a city of pyramids. It will be built on    More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Welcome to TechfestNW

Willamette Week's Portland festival of all things tech.


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You know this, of course, but here’s the thing: It sneaks up on you. One second you’re worried about media shipping and distribution channels, the next you learn   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Rick Turoczy

The Tech Advocate


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Rick Turoczy is the curator for TechfestNW. He’s also one of the biggest driving forces behind the success of Portland’s growing startup community. The 42-year-old former literary agent and ma   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 WW Staff

TechfestNW 2013: Drone Attack!


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Whatever you’ve heard on the news about Iran or Pakistan, Oregon is ground zero for drones. Tad McGeer, a Hood River pacifist and inventor, founded the Columbia Gorge company, Insitu, that manu   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

TechfestNW 2013: Google Gogglers


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Don’t be surprised if you see some people hanging around at TechfestNW wearing what looks like a broken set of prescription wear. They’re likely one of the 8,000 people who were selected to tr   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ROBERT HAM

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