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In today’s edition of the Masthead Weekly, Atlantic tech writer Taylor Lorenz writes in from XOXO, a tech festival happening this weekend in Portland, Oregon, that aims to capture the culture of the early internet. It’s a big week for us at The Masthead: We sent our first email exactly one year ago. Thanks for coming along for the ride. We're thrilled you're here. —Caroline Kitchener

What to Know: The Event That Wants to Make the Internet a Better Place

By Taylor Lorenz

What's Happening:

This weekend, more than 2,200 people will gather in Portland, Oregon, for XOXO, an internet-culture and technology festival founded in 2012 by Andy Baio and Andy McMillan. Some have called XOXO the new SXSW and “the most interesting weekend in tech.” But unlike SXSW, which attracts a crowd of more than 70,000 to Austin, Texas, every year, the limited batch of tickets for this festival are distributed through a survey- and lottery-driven registration process.

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