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The Technology Association of Oregon is the largest professional technology association in Oregon and SW Washington. TAO drives economic development for the region’s technology sector by promoting, connecting, and advocating for thousands of companies involved or affiliated with the software and technology industries.
If you're anything like me, you've left holiday shopping to the VERY. LAST. MINUTE. Perhaps you need to get a gift for your co-worker or that geeky husband/wife of yours. Here are four gift ideas that are all Portland-based, so no worries about shipping. You can support local while still giving your geeker something they'll appreciate.
This is a guest blog post by Developer Forum's Martha Lewis
Goodbye 2013, Hello NEW YEAR!
Healthcare and IT are a big big topic these days - whether it's wearable fitness, the legacy of the Affordable Health Care Act or the numerous startups that are forcing big healthcare companies to change their perspective on the status quo, everyone is somehow involved in healthcare and IT. Max Arbow is at the exact intersection in his position of Product Owner at Cambia Health Solutions. Max shares what he sees as big trends and three recommendations on who to follow.
Paul Smith wrote a guest blog post for Silicon Florist this fall where he interviewed Brian Jamison of OpenSourcery. Brian noted that "People care about being human in Portland", but perhaps this is something that is part of what defines Oregon's business culture...
Bob Wiggins is the Chairman and CEO of Portland software company Site9 , as well as Managing Partner of Mt Hood Equity Partners. Bob has served on more board committees than one can shake a stick at including Routeware, Cerus Industrial, Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum, learning.com and more.
How much of what we learn in college or as part of a degree is directly applicable to the skills needed to move into a specific career? Did we really get a robust lesson plan to prepare us for the world of tech, startups, enterprises and beyond? Or is it a simple fact of life that the best training will come from the job experience itself?
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