Technology Association of Oregon

Program Date: June 4, 2021

Air Date: June 7, 2021

From its founding as a trading post along the Willamette River in 1862 to the testing of the first “waffle” shoe of a plucky start-up called Nike at Hayward Field in 1972 to the dubbing of the area as “Silicon Shire” in 2012, Eugene has long been home to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Karen Richards

The Technology Association of Oregon hosted an open house of Eugene-area tech companies last night (Thursday). The event is aimed at recruiting potential talent, and ties to local higher ed are growing.


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It's an innovative way to help solve problems for local groups: Put 200 people in a room and let them work for three days straight, competing to create the best solutions. Eugene's “Hack for a Cause," kicks off Friday evening.

 


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Data hacks, compromised firewalls, and breaches in general have drawn headlines, and boosted the industry charged with safeguarding companies from these threats.  Now an expanding global cyber-security firm has opened an office in downtown Eugene.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Recorded On: February 23, 2018

Air Date: February 26, 2018

Last year, Eugene was chosen from 47 cities that vied to be the next Mozilla Gigabit City. Winners receive national recognition and grants totaling $300,000 for projects utilizing emerging technology to improve education and expand workforce development.  Eugene was chosen because of its collaborative tech community, supportive environment for startups, and widely deployed fiber infrastructure.

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Today in Eugene, Oregon’s governor and a coalition of tech companies announced a new apprenticeship program they say will bolster the region’s IT sector. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Recorded On: December 1, 2017

Air Date: December 4, 2017

Karen Richards

What started as an experiment to bring women to a conversation about technology has become its own entity. “Redefining Women in Tech” has big plans for the future, including taking advantage of a recent grant.


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Tech companies are more common in Lane County than you might expect, and industry jobs are not all about programming computers. That's the message the Technology Association of Oregon wants to deliver at Thursday's tech tours in downtown Eugene.

 


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A $3 million fiber network project for downtown Eugene was announced today.  As KLCC's Brian Bull reports, it’s hoped that the development will boost commerce and communications significantly.  

  “Innovation District” is the theme of the next event in the TAD Talks series, which examines the role of technology and the arts in Downtown Eugene. There will be several speakers, as well as exhibitions, performances and a beer tasting, at the McDonald Theatre on Tuesday evening, April 19th.

  The State of the Arts series concludes with thoughts from Joshua Purvis, Executive Director of the Eugene Film Society, and co-creator of the Technology and Arts Downtown initiative. He speaks about what steps it will take for the local film scene to gain true momentum; how technological advances are revolutionizing film making and distribution; and how technology and the arts are inextricably intertwined. 

TAD Talks is a new series that will examine how technology and the arts encourage economic development and community engagement in the Downtown Eugene area. The first TAD Talk will be Tuesday, August 11th at Hi-Fi Music Hall at 5:30 pm.  Eric Alan speaks with Matt Sayre, director of the Technology Association of Oregon in Eugene, and Joshua Purvis, Executive Director of the Eugene Film Society.