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How the new tech boom is changing Portland

A 5-week series on how the new technology boom is changing Portland

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Part 5 of Start-Up City: Future Trends in Technology and The Current Housing Crisis in Portland.

Airs at: Fri, 11/21/2014 at 5:00pm - 5:10pm
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TechFest Northwest provided an opportunity for people in the tech industry to come together to talk about the positive as well as negative consequences of new technologies. The final part of this series on the growth of the tech industry in Portland, looks at the future of ... Read more

Part 3 of Start up City: The Digital Divide and the Talent Divide: Who Makes Up the Tech Industry?

Airs at: Thu, 11/20/2014 at 5:00pm - 5:10pm
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The Tech Industry values collaboration. Yet, recent statistics on the racial, gender and age profile of the tech industry shows an abysmal lack of diversity. The stereotype of a computer nerd as a white, male, in his 20s or 30s, is a somewhat accurate reflection of who cons... Read more

Part 4 of Start Up City: "Disruptive Technologies," and Human Design.

Airs at: Wed, 11/19/2014 at 5:00pm
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  By creating a climate that encourages entrepreneurs and small start ups,   Portland is developing a  culture of  innovation. Many speakers and attendees at this year's TechFest Northwest spoke enthusiastically about using technology to solve problems. The fourth part in t... Read more

Coders Wanted: New Opportunities in the Tech Industry

Airs at: Tue, 11/18/2014 at 5:00pm - 5:10pm
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While the unemployment rate in Oregon hovers around seven percent, in the technology industry there's a shortage of talent available to fill all the open positions.  The second part in this series on the growth of the tech industry in Portland, looks at the first annual Tec... Read more

Part 2 of Start up City: Coders wanted: New Opportunities in the Tech Industry

Airs at: Fri, 10/24/2014 at 11:00am - 11:10am
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"There’s a new gold rush, and the pickaxes are free."                                              -- Andrew Berkowitz     While the unemployment rate in Oregon hovers around seven percent, in the technology industry there's a shortage of talent available to fill all the op... Read more

Part 1 of Start-Up City: How the New Tech Boom is Changing Portland

Airs at: Fri, 10/17/2014 at 11:00am - 11:10am
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Portland, and Hillsboro in particular, have  been dubbed the "Silicon Forest,"  after California's Silicon Valley. But in recent years,  new tech companies are choosing to locate their headquarters in Portland. The first part of this series on the growing technology industr... Read more