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62 Image courtesty of OSCON TOP OREGON TECH EVENTS O’REILLY OPEN SOURCE CONFERENCE (OSCON) HACK FOR A CAUSE One of the leading open source conferences in the world has called Portland home since 2003. More info at: At Hack for a Cause, developers unite for 48 hours to improve downtown Eugene livability in the most creative ways possible. More info at: PYCON BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE The largest annual gathering for Python coders takes place each spring in Portland, OR. More info at: US.PyCon.Org OPEN SOURCE BRIDGE An annual multi-day conference in Portland fostering open source communities and citizenship through technical talks, hacking sessions and networking. More info at OREGON TECH AWARDS Each spring, members of the Oregon tech industry gather to celebrate and honor outstanding businesses and individuals. More info at: TECHFESTNW Two days a year, Oregonians who are passionate about technology, design, entrepreneurship and innovation gather in Portland for speakers, networking opportunities, demonstrations, competitions and parties. More info at: The Bend Venture Conference, hosted by Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), is the largest angel investing conference in the Pacific Northwest with over 600 attendees, 50 prominent investors and 90 companies in attendance at a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation. In 2016, more than $4 million was awarded to 10 companies. More info at: GAME ON This annual event connects the gaming and tech industries to showcase collaboration among hobbyists and enterprise gamers, and raise awareness of the growing gaming industry in Oregon and Southwest Washington. More info at: Oregon Tech Awards