Future Talk. New Tech PDX.
I’ve been involved with many communities over the course of my career as a creative professional. The tech community in Portland Oregon isn’t nearly as vibrant as the design community but it makes up for vibrancy in their ability to foster connections with a more diverse sensibility of culture. The spirit of mentorship within the tech community has been fostered and nurtured by the energies of a built in start-up culture. Being a newbie in the tech industry doesn’t necessarily mean that only junior level opportunities are likely to be found. Being a newbie in a design community suggests that you are new to the industry not the culture. In the tech industry we are new to the culture not the industry. Many in the tech community are often on their second or third parallel career path option.