Since day 1, Quick Left has participated in Boulder Startup Week. And as with the finer things in life that get better with age (wine, cheese, leather boots, cast iron, medical advancements, wisdom, Daniel Craig), so does the 5th annual week-long affair that is startup week. This year, I stepped up my game and volunteered to be the Adventure Track leader for the week in addition to our normal, over-the-top involvement as a company. From hackfests and panels to office chair races and celebrity yoga, there's something for everyone.
Entrepreneurs, developers, media and participants of Portland, thank you. Your city embraced the first Portland Startup Week like no other. Of all the Startup Weeks and Weekends I’ve participated in, this was the first that had live television coverage onsite and a constant stream of articles published for the general public as a whole – not just those involved in the tech and startup scene. Way to engage your entire community – maybe Boulder and Denver will do this in 2015 (hint, hint)! Here’s my Portland Startup Week recap complete with published articles in business journals, techie bloggers, mainstream TV coverage, 140-character tweets, pictures and one amazing keynote from my very first hackfest as a participant and not just the host!
With over 130 registrants our weekday hackfest brought together developers, designers, high school robotics teams, and break dancers for a hacking competition. The aim: to see which team could come up with the most innovative app surrounding wearable tech, in under three hours. We had an amazing turnout and for about half of the attendees this was their first Hackfest!
Aided by the increased processing speed of chips, capacity of batteries and precision of sensor technologies, devices are becoming smaller, faster and more feature heavy than ever before. Where is the power of wearables going? We're bringing it in hackfest form to Boulder, CO! Register now for our hackfest Jan 28th and find out (or make it happen).
We've got another hackfest! September 24th at 6pm, mark your calendars!
Almost everything inside our homes (and inside our offices) can be automated. We want to challenge your hacking skills to come up your favorite home or office automation. Presented by Chui!
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