This past weekend 5by5 flew to Portland, OR for the XOXO Fest put on by Andy Baio and Andy McMillan. XOXO is an arts and technology festival that celebrated disruptive creativity. There were so many amazing people there like Scott Beale of Laughing Squid , Richard Stevens of Diesel Sweeties, Matt Haughey of MetaFilter, Cabel Sasser of Panic, and so many more inspiring attendees. There were fantastic keynote speakers there as well like Dan Harmon, the creator of Community and Adam Savage of MythBusters! There was a makers fair that had everything from a traveling Tintype trailer to a MakerBot printing out bracelets and mustache rings. Being there and getting to listen to not only all the great talks but each of the intimate conversations being had over piles of hundreds of purple Field Notes books, gave us a boost of energy that we will throw into the remainder of this year and beyond! We just want to say thank you to all who welcomed 5by5 with kindness, excitement, and gratitude to Portland and XOXO Fest.