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32 NEW RELIC ON CREATING A NERDVANA Jim Gochee, CPO at New Relic New Relic is a digital intelligence company based in San Francisco with offices in Portland and around the world. As the self-proclaimed data nerds of the tech world, New Relic prides itself in helping organizations in a wide range of industries understand and use data from their applications, software, customers and business. New Relic was founded in December 2008 and opened its Portland offices shortly after that, in January 2009. New Relic recently won TAO’s 2017 Most Influential Technology Company Not Headquartered in Oregon award. New Relic’s chief product officer, Jim Gochee, said the Portland tech community has been essential in the company’s success. The team has built strong ties to the community by organizing its FutureTalk speaker series, hosting weekly demo days, participating in food-cart runs, and contributing to DataNerds4Good. Through the years, New Relic has built a strong global team of individuals who love what they do and make a real, positive impact every day. Have we mentioned they are all data nerds and very proud of it? New Relic’s ever-growing family brings together passionate problem solvers, including software engineers, product designers, cloud architects and marketing specialists who lovingly call their office culture the “Nerdvana.” New Relic recently won TAO’s 2017 “Most Influential Technology Company Not Headquartered in Oregon” award Techlandia had a chance to interview Gochee to learn more about the role Portland has played in New Relic’s work culture, the company’s effort to diversify the tech talent pool, and more.