Category Archives: Big Ideas

Suggest Speakers (Maybe You?) for TedxBendWomen

Know a woman with an amazing story, an inspirational mission or an unwavering commitment to making Central Oregon a better place? The TedxBendWomen’s Salon is now taking nominations for speakers for its May 30th event. TedxBendWomen aims to highlight women who want to make a difference in their local and global communities. From the news […]

Meet Bend’s First Lifesize Robot

The Homebrew Technology Club of Oregon is excited to announce a meetup on 4/1/15, to gather with fellow technie Bendites and meet Baxter, one of only 150 life-size robots available so far and the second in Oregon. It’s 6’3″, 250 lbs, easily trainable, and able to work alongside humans.     Despite the date, we promise it’s not […]

A Bend Techie’s Big Dream: More Girls in STEM Careers

By Rane Johnson Tech Alliance of Central Oregon Board Member Principal Research Director, Microsoft Research Being in the technology industry for the past 18 years I have seen lots of changes, but unfortunately one area that hasn’t changed is the number of women pursuing careers in computer science and engineering. Of the approximately 5.5 million engineering […]