Spring Update: New People, New Places

We’ve had a busy spring here at Crowd Supply and have lots of news to share with you. First of all, we’ve moved our operations to a new location at 811 SE Stark Street. We are thrilled to have more space for our shipping and storage, dedicated meeting rooms, and a sweet rooftop patio with an amazing view for those rare Portland sunny days. We have space for our shipping and packaging operations and an area for our product photography and videography. There’s even a dedicated bike storage room. No more bikes parked in the conference room!

The building’s design was the vision of our new office-mate, Uncorked Studios and their partners, who worked to create a space that supports all manner of working and learning, from writing code to baking cookies, from 3D printing to woodworking. We’re really thrilled to be sharing the space with them and look forward to a fertile working relationship. And wine on the roof.

Our new address is 811 SE Stark St., #300 Portland, OR 97214-1241. Feel free to drop by and say hello anytime.

While you’re there, you might want to say hello to our other big news this spring, our new Lead Architect and developer extraordinaire Jill Burrows. A self-described “auto-didactic polymath,” Jill brings over 20 years of experience in IT at firms such as Puppet, AppNexus, and CD Baby. When she’s not coding, Jill is a committed activist who likes to use her skills to help community organizations and low-resource non-profits. Some of us know Jill from working with her at prior gigs, but all of us are thrilled to have her on board. Jill is going to help us dig out of some deferred maintenance and then roll out some new additions to our website and work flows. Backers and creators will soon start to see the fruits of her labor as we improve and build out services.

Jill's very useful brain

This spring also saw our first ever Crowd Supply event, Teardown. We gathered more than 150 makers, designers, and developers at the Make+Think+Code program facilities at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) for a weekend of workshops, talks, demonstrations, and installations. So you can see we’ve had a very busy spring, but now we’re staffed up, moved in, stocked up, and ready for a productive summer.