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:
Have some feedback? Corrections? Ideas for other posts? Contact me @selenamarie.