It seems like startup events are cropping up weekly, and we are especially excited for the first of many Tech Talk Happy Hours, slated for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7.

Presented by the Technology Association of Oregon in collaboration with BendTECH, the Tech Talk Happy Hours aim to bring to together tech professionals to learn about new ideas in technology. And also drink beer and generally chat, like we do.

This Tuesday’s Tech Talk features Matt Abrams, who will be discussing Machine Learning. Matt Abrams, Investment Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures, has 20 years of experience in the analytics and performance management space with emphasis in Analytics, Machine Learning and Enterprise Software engineering.

The event will be at Thump (formerly Stackhouse) inside the 1001 Tech Center. It’s sponsored by the East Cascades Workforce Investment Board.

So if you love tech and learning and good people and beer, then this is probably where you should be on Tuesday.

Tech Talk Happy
5  p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7
Thump @ the Tech Center
1001 Emkay

Cost: $10 for TAO members, $15 for general public. Admission includes one drink.
Register in advance

You @ Tech Talk.


Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at or

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