Welcome To Techlandia, Population…?
Tuesday, March 20th 2012 by Rick TuroczyThere's something happening here in Oregon. Something creative. Something entrepreneurial. Something world changing.
We all know it. We just haven't really been able to put our finger on it.
And we've all been gushing--okay maybe I’ve been gushing--with anecdotal evidence about all of the activity. About all of the great things happening here. About all of the amazing people and projects and companies. About how things are changing drastically and for the better.
But we've been distinctly lacking in facts. In the metrics to defend it. To quantify it. To measure it.
Today, that changes. With the launch of Techlandia.
I've been in the Portland startup scene for more than 16 years. And I honestly can’t say that I've seen an endeavor like this one. It’s a project that will help us quantify the impact of technology on the economy of Oregon and Southwest Washington. That will help connect our community. And that will make Oregon and Greater Portland as strong as we know them to be.
And it’s all thanks to the Software Association of Oregon embarking on this journey.
In my opinion, there is no better local entity to lead this effort. To enforce the collaboration that will make us successful. And to help guide the activity that will help ensure this is a valuable resource for years to come.
But launching is only a first step. Now, it’s up to us--the community--to take Techlandia from here. And to continue championing Oregon as an amazing place to start, build, and succeed with technology companies.
If you're a software, hardware, or technology services company, create a profile on Techlandia. The website is a community effort so please give us your feedback on how we can improve and grow over time.
Let’s get started.