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  • Started Monday
    Nov 20 2017
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    through
    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Artificial Intelligence Training - Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals - Neural Networks

    Come join us every Tuesday at the Tech Academy. This is an interactive and immersive instructor lead meeting. This week we will cover the basic foundations of neural networks, covering introduction to the perceptron, artificial neural networks (ANN), convolutional neural networks (CNN), recurrent neural networks (RNN), and wrap up with adversarial attacks on neural networks.

    We use a digital project and whiteboard. The course is given at a comfortable pace, so that any attendee can interrupt and ask a question. No question is too small or wrong.

    We ask all the attendees to be patient so that everyone attending learns at the same pace so that all attendees are at the same level at the end of the two hours.

    Website
  • JavaScript and the Internet of Things Meetup - Interacting with IoT through React Native and Bluetooth LE

    eBay

    New Location!

    We're now at eBay!

    Agenda

    6:30 Arrive and Networking

    6:45 Show and Tell

    What have you been working on since the last meetup? Come and share what you've done. No project too small. A blinking LED is awesome!

    7:15 Interacting with IoT through React Native and Bluetooth LE - Michael Kirschbaum

    Speaker Bio: I'm a React/Node dev and data scientist currently focusing on IoT products. When not coding, I enjoy playing music and drawing.

    8:00 Networking

    Community Links

    Join the conversation in the JS IoT Slack Channel (https://jsot-slack.herokuapp.com/)!

    Contribute to the JSoT Glossary (https://github.com/lyzadanger/JSoT)!

    Attendees, sponsors and speakers agree to abide by the code of conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/).

    A huge thanks to eBay for the venue and providing food!

    The eBay logo is a trademark of eBay Inc. Used with permission.

    Website
  • PHPDX - Up and Running with Symfony 4

    Graybox

    Food, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community! Make sure you join us for the after party! (aka kanging out at Produce Row Cafe)

    This week Robert Parker will give us a tour of the BRAND NEW Symfony 4. Learn the basics of the Symfony framework that powers sites like crunchyroll. We will be building a simple website demonstrating features like Symfony Flex, routing, dependency injection, and object relational mapping. Bring your laptop and follow along!

    Website
  • Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    Join Tom Hanley from Skymind for an interactive tour through DeepLearning4j (DL4J), an open source, distributed, deep learning library for Java. This presentation will focus on machine learning basics and showing how to setup a development environment so you can run some of the canonical neurel network applications like image classification and text analysis with DL4J.

    To get the most out of this presentation, read through the brief https://deeplearning4j.org/quickstart tutorial so you can follow along with coding examples.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Wednesday
    Nov 22 2017
    #FullStackPDX : November : Critique : Happy Thanksgiving

    Who are we? We are entrepreneurs, full stack engineers, hackers, continuous learners, but above all, we are a group that loves to work hard and play harder. We organize a variety of content types, and the organizing team believes in delivering the best value for time invested in our events. Companies have launched, founders paired, code taken apart, lessons learned, and more. We are not the typical meetup where a teacher like presenter stands in front of the class and delivers their message. We are a full hands on interactive experience and meetings are successful from the cumulative knowledge and expertise of all members.

    Join us for something different.

    Join us to learn.

    Let’s have fun building our dreams.

    Register for our events and buy your ticket on meetup.com

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Friday
    Nov 24 2017
    Hacksgiving @ PASCAL

    PASCAL

    PASCAL will be hosting the very first annual post-thanksgiving potluck event at the hackerspace this year. There will be good food, board/yard/video games, and great company. So if you've run out of Black Friday sales and are looking to meet up with your computer friends and possibly make some new ones, look no further than Hacksgiving!

    Hacksgiving will be a family friendly event. Everyone is welcome and invited. RSVP on meetup. https://www.meetup.com/pascalhackerspace/events/245248296/

    • What to bring?

    -Potluck food item. (Leftovers are always great!)

    -Beverages. (Whatever you like. BYOB.)

    -A way to heat or cool your items if needed. (crockpots, hot plates, and anything else that works well indoors.)

    • Important to know

    We will be providing plates, utensils, cups, a few chafing dishes, and ice. If you are bringing something homemade, please have the recipe or ingredients list handy so we can label allergens accordingly.

    Website
  • Monday
    Nov 27 2017
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 28 2017
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event

    Free Geek

    Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    We are celebrating Giving Tuesday by joining forces with Free Geek for our Happy Hour on November 28th.

    PDXWIT exists as a way to encourage, support and empower women in the Portland tech community. One way to feel empowered is to lift each other at work, and because we feel this is so important, we’ve made it the theme of this event. The conversation starter is “What's something new you can do to empower your coworkers and colleagues?”

    In the spirit of giving, we will be offering a number of ways to give back to your community:

    • Donate your used electronics to support Free Geek • P:ear is organizing a “Women Supporting the Women” bra and underwear drive! For young, homeless women, it is hard to find support for their diverse and changing bodies. Let’s give them the support they need! Bring in gift certificates to Ross or other easy-to-access clothing stores for custom purchases, or raid your wardrobe for new or very lightly used bras. All sizes are needed. Practical styles encouraged, including sports and maternity. New underwear also encouraged. • Sign up to be an individual or sustaining supporter for PDXWIT and get a green shirt!

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase three women in our community. ᛫ Introduction to Free Geek, including what they do and what job opportunities are available. ᛫ Pippa Arend, Development Director at p:ear, will talk about Ladies Supporting the Ladies. ᛫ Commissioner Smith will talk about how Multnomah County is giving women and people of color access to startup funds.

    During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

    ᛫ An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director. ᛫ Table Topics to help break the ice. ᛫ A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

    Event FAQ

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: Street parking is available

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Yes

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Not necessarily

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

    Website
  • RainSec

    Local Celebrity

    This is our first meetup at our new venue - see this post.

    RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting. Preferably while drinking just enough to forget our day jobs.

    While this is a public event open to any interested parties, our target audience is experienced information security professionals.

    Follow @PDXRainSec for updates.

    This event is also on meetup.com. Invite your friends!

    Website
  • Esri GeoDev Meetup

    Esri PDX R&D Center

    Once again, we're hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Wednesday, November 29th. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.

    This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems.

    Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development.

    At these meet ups, you can:

    • Meet fellow PDXers.

    • Show us what you got by demo'ing your application or framework.

    • Make a name for yourself in presenting an cool new/interesting concept or idea.

    Impress someone by sharing your experiences.

    • If you're sharp with your GIS and developer trivia, you can win some cool Esri swag

    • Make BFFs for life - connect with other developers!

    Here's what's on the agenda:

    5:30 - 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Pizza and Beverages served)

    6:30 - 7:00 PM Intro

    7:00 - 8:00 PM Lightning talks

    8:00 - 8:30 PM Giveaway, Networking and Social. Two great prizes:

    • A voucher for 1000 Service Credits for your ArcGIS Online Developer Subscription

    • Giveaway of a DevSummit Registration

    Follow us on Twitter: @esrigeodev

    Website
  • Portland Deep Learning: AutoML, Peer mentoring and Alpha Go discussion

    Lets get together to discuss all aspects of deep learning.

    In particular, this week I'm interested in learning more about AutoML (learning to learn). If you get a chance and are so inclined check out Using Machine Learning to Explore Neural Network Architecture and Google Vizier: A Service for Black-Box Optimization.

    Our own Sylvain Payot will lead a short talk titled: AlphaGo: How DeepMind put an end to 2,500 years of human mastery

    The game of Go has long been viewed as the most challenging of classic games for artificial intelligence combining an enormous search space and a challenging evaluation of board positions and moves.

    In this talk, we walk you through the strategy adopted by Google DeepMind to develop the program AlphaGo, building on state of the art reinforcement learning and deep learning techniques to defeat some of the world’s greatest Go champions in 2016.

    And finally, bring any questions you may have on the Fast.AI or Andrew Ng's coursera course.

    Website
  • Podcast Editing in Audacity

    Darius Kazemi, host of JoJo's Bizarre Explainer, will walk you through a primer on editing and exporting podcast-quality audio using the free Audacity software.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 30 2017
    Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup

    Hillsboro Public Library

    Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will provide an overview of local resources, along with a checklist of steps to take as you build out your plan.

    This workshop, held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will provide you with:

    • A checklist of where to get started
    • A review of common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
    • An overview of startup funding options (and realities)
    • An overview of resources available to entrepreneurs
    • Answers to some of the basic questions that always come up about protecting your idea, co-founders, etc.

    Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/startup411-nov

    Website
  • CMX Portland - Raking Leaves in a Hurricane (Day in the Life of a Community Manager)

    NedSpace

    Raking Leaves in a Hurricane (Day in the LIfe of a Community Manager)

    What does a technical community manager for a global tech company do?

    If you've wondered what it's like, (and whether it's really as glamorous as it sounds), here's your chance to get the straight scoop from a community-building boss!

    Bring your lunch and meet your fellow Portland community managers as we learn from Allison Krug, Technical Community Manager at AppNexus (https://www.appnexus.com/en), Headquartered in New York, AppNexus has 23 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

    Speaker: Allison Krug

    Hosted By: Clarissa Cooper, Lead Organizer

    I'm a Pacific Northwest native and entrepreneur. I recently launched a community-based company to help women find clothes that fit and have more fun doing it (WeFitMe). I'm honored to get the CMX Series going in Portland and can't wait to meet professional community builders here!.

    Twitter: @ryzhy (http://twitter.com/ryzhy) Susan Silver, Co-Lead Organizer @Susan_Silver (https://twitter.com/Susan_Silver)

    Partner: NedSpace

    15,000 square feet of great office space in the heart of downtown Portland for co-working, startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, and remote workers

    What is CMX?

    Advancing the community industry and helping community professionals thrive.

    Website
  • Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Preparing for Technical Interview

    Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

    Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

    This installment on Thursday, November 30 at 6.p.m. will cover:

    Preparing and tips for the Technical Interview

    Food & Beverages:

    The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

    Schedule:
    • 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

    • 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

    • 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

    • 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

    Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

    David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

    Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    Fire + Stone

    A meeting of folks interested in Copy Free licenses, primarily BSD operating systems. We get together eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

  • Friday
    Dec 1 2017
    Introducing Agile to a Group That Has Always Done Their Own Thing

    What do you do if you want to use agile methods in your work and are working in a group that has always done their own thing? You learned about agile technical practices at your last job, and you really liked the results (and not getting paged at oh dark 30). What do you do to introduce agile practices when folks like what they are doing just fine?

    Or maybe you are a team member who's been hearing and learning about agile practices. You'd like to bring them to your group but they are really used to doing things a certain way. What do you do?

    Join us for a discussion of how to introduce agile from the inside out with a group that has always done their own thing.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - "Lessons Learned From The First Dot-Com Bubble" - Tech Talk with Jack Hennessy

    Featured Speakers: Jack Hennessy


    Jack is an early technology pioneer who achieved massive success in the dot-com boom of the late '90s. Jack spent time with tech luminaries like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

    Jack is coming to The Tech Academy to share the lessons he learned from the first dot-com bubble.

    12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Website
  • CSS Mtg

    Harder House

    Subject: Autopoiesis and Maturana's "What is Sociology?"

    When: Friday, December 1st, 2017

      4:00-4:30  Informal discussion
      4:30-5:00  Intro/presentation and questions
      5:00-5:30  Talking Circle
      5:30-6:00  Diverse & Energetic discussion
    

    Where: Harder House (S.W. 10th & Market, Portland), Room 104

    CSS Colleagues,

    Last month's discussion of entropy dissipation as a possible discriminant between living and non-living systems meandered back to self-referential systems and lead Milt to forcibly assert that we should (finally) address autopoiesis head on. We are lucky to have a local, Dennis Sandow of https://reflexus.org/, give us a short introduction primed by Maturana's article "What is Sociology?" , after which we'll digest it with a talking circle.

  • We Code for Good Hackathon for Women & Friends
    through
    Puppet

    Join us for the We Code for Good Hackathon for Women and Friends on December 1-2! This is the 3rd We Code hackathon hosted by Nike and Puppet, and we’re excited to partner with non-profits and help them address challenges with technical solutions. Details about the non-profits we will be working with will be shared soon.

    Web designers and software developers of all levels are invited to work on a fun project in small teams at this creative and collaborative coding event. You will have an opportunity to meet and work with other talented people, develop your skills, and help non-profits. T-shirts, prizes, and great food will be provided.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 2 2017
    Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop

    Epicodus

    Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Schedule: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

    What to bring?: We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.

    Website
  • Ideas in Science

    Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems?

    Do you want to learn about API's?

    We'll have two lightning talks and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

    Join the fun!

    Website
  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website

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