Outgoing Directors and a Special Election

Serving as a Legion of Tech board member can be a significant time commitment, and sometimes life gets in the way. Over the past month, two members of the current board announced their need to resign in order to attend to other matters. Anne Buckley and Jason Mauer are both stepping down.

We’re thankful to both Anne and Jason for their service.

Soon, we will be holding elections  in a few weeks for two people to serve out the remainder of the outgoing members’ terms (one of which runs through the end of this year, and the other through the end of next year).

Interested in serving on the board? Contact a current board member or email board@legionoftech.org for more information. If you’re pretty sure you’re interested, please fill out the board application. (We’ll get in touch and confirm with you before we elect you, honest!)

Protip: Tomorrow’s Town Hall meeting will be an excellent opportunity to contact current board members and learn more!

Town Hall Meeting Coming Up on April 14

Please help us plan the future of Legion of Tech! In a couple of weeks, we’ll be hosting a Town Hall meeting. Join us on Thursday, April 14, at the Lucky Lab SE (Calagator link). We’ll be meeting in the event room from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Come, enjoy a beverage on us and get an update from Legion of Tech board members about how the organization is doing and our plans are for this year and beyond.

We’ll have plenty of time for you to share your concerns, questions and ideas.

Help Us Plan for BarCamp4

We’ve set a date for BarCamp Portland 4: October 23.  We’ll be announcing the location soon.

I know that sounds like a long way off, because it sounds like Fall, and depending on what time of day you’re reading this, it might actually seem like Summer right now. Actually, it’s time to plan BarCamp!

We’ll be holding a planning meeting on Monday, August 2, at 6:30 PM, at the Lucky Lab Overlook Tap Room in North Portland. Anyone who is interested is welcome.

If you’re interested in volunteering, either by joining the planning team or as an on-site volunteer during BarCamp, please sign up and tell us what you might like to do  so that we can get in touch:

And if you can, please join us Monday!

BarCamp Portland 4 to be Rescheduled

Last month, we announced a date for BarCamp Portland 4, and dove into planning for a combined event with Code Camp. Many of us were excited about the possibility of combining these two events.

After a few weeks, though, we found that the attempt to combine planning efforts was not working well. In particular, several of the BarCamp organizers and volunteers were finding the combined planning process difficult.

We discussed this at last week’s board meeting, and decided to pull BarCamp out of the May 22 event at the U of P.  We will reschedule BarCamp 4 to another date and location.

I’d like to emphasize that Code Camp is still going to happen on May 22, and that it is likely to be an excellent event for developers, as it has been for the past several years.

Want to know when BarCamp is happening? We’ll post it here when we know. If you’re following this blog or following @BarCampPortland on twitter, you’ll be among the first to know.

BarCampPortland 4 Is Coming May 22!

[UPDATE:BarCampPortland 4 is being rescheduled.]

The fourth annual BarCampPortland will be May 22, at the University of Portland campus. We are trying something new this year — we will be sharing the venue with Portland Code Camp, another great tech event that many of the developers among us enjoy. Both events are (and always have been) free.

Want to get involved?

  • Volunteer: If you’d like to get involved with planning and preparations, please contact Amy Farrell (amykfarrell on gmail).
  • Sponsor BarCamp: These events can’t be successful without our sponsors. Contact Dawn Foster (geekygirldawn on gmail) if you’re interested in sponsoring BarCamp.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @BarCampPortland
  • Tell your friends!

The next combined BarCamp/Code Camp planning meeting will be Monday, February 22, at 6:30 pm. If you’d like to be involved, please get in touch!