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  • Started Sunday
    Feb 18 2018
    PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

    The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

    Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

    If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

    We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellaneous other peripherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

    There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Monday
    Feb 19 2018
    NewTech PDX - FinTech+ - February 19th

    WeWork Pioneer Place

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of (usually) every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the event is $10 - $20 online, or $25 at the door: Buy Tickets

    Agenda
    5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    7:00pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Joshua Waldman of Billy

    • Pres. #2: Chris Troutner of P2P VPS
    • Pres. #3: Aloysius John Keralavakkayil of HCLTech​
    • Pres. #4: David Barrett of Expensify

    8:30pm - After-Party at Punchbowl Social

    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
  • PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design

    Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


    PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

    We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

    Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

    http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Web App

    CENTRL Office Eastside

    ***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


    JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you’ve ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford’s intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.  Together we’ll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events!

    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

    How to find us:

    This event will be held at CENTRL East. 

    Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

    Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

    TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

    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

Next two weeks

  • Tuesday
    Feb 20 2018
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) February Happy Hour Networking Event

    Viewpoint Tech Center

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-february-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-42337138521] is required to gain entry to this event

    The words we use matter, and we at PDXWIT have decided to be more intentional about our use of language to ensure everyone feels included and safe. Join us on this journey at Viewpoint where we dedicate the event to Inclusive Language. Our topic of conversation will start with the question “how can language be more inclusive in your work environment?”

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase women in our community.

    Introduction to Viewpoint, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

    Pamela Cournoyer, Executive Leadership Coach at Powerful & True, Leadership Mastery will talk to us about getting along at work to create an inclusive culture.

    Paige Berry, Software Engineer at New Relic will tell us the The Practice of Positivity: how to be open-minded, thoughtful and caring.

    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.

    Agenda:

    4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

    5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

    6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

    A: Yes

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: Parking available, after 4pm, at the REC building located at 1515 SE Water Ave., (on the river side)

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes

    Purpose:

    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
  • OEN PubTalk: Speed Networking!

    Entrepreneurs are often told to “network” their way to investors, mentors, and business partners. But this can be scary if you’re not comfortable, don’t know where to start, or what to say. We’re here to help—our Speed Networking PubTalk is back by popular demand! Join us to practice building your social capital game.

    Register now: http://bit.ly/oen-networking

    Website
  • CNPDX Feb: Deploying ElasticSearch with Helm

    Puppet

    Have you been wondering how to deploy multi-pod, multi-software applications on Kubernetes? This is what Helm is for! Come watch Scott Sumner of CoreOS demonstrate deploying a full data collection & search platform including Elastic Search, Kibana and Fluentd using Helm.

    This event is in coordination with the Helm Summit (https://helmsummitpdx-feb2018.splashthat.com/), and the meetup is sponsored by CoreOS (https://coreos.com/).

    This meetup is hosted by Puppet Labs (https://puppet.com/)

    PLEASE RSVP ON THE MEETUP PAGE IF YOU CAN so that we can get an accurate headcount. Thanks!

    Website
  • Data Privacy for Activists

    Data privacy is important to everyone but can be felt even more keenly by those who advocate for causes that can be controversial. This workshop is to introduce foundational data privacy strategies and teach easy solutions for helping activists protect the privacy of those they engage with and themselves. Of course, you don't have to be an activist to benefit from making your digital life more secure -- all are welcome!

    Greg Stromire, a local security engineer and activist, has hosted variations of this workshop for over a year. He will base the content on the interests of those who attend, covering:

        • Why Privacy Matters
        • Private Messaging, Email, and Voice Communication
        • Securing Your Devices
        • Best Practices Online
        • Storage for Private Data
    

    Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors 6:10 PM: Introductions and news 6:15 PM: Data privacy 7:15 PM: Q&A 7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

    We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talks. We hope to see you there!

    By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

    {short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

    Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

    Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

    Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

    Website
  • PHPDX - Server Provisioning and Configuration

    Graybox

    Pizza, learning, and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

    If you're looking to move beyond basic managed hosting, you're going to need to understand Server Provisioning and Configuration. This month Kurtis is going to introduce us to a few cloud providers, and then examine basic Provisioning and Configuration. We'll learn hands on by provisioning a new server on Vultr. After the new server is up and running, we'll install some packages and do some basic PHP configuration to get a basic app up and running. We'll discuss the differences between running PHP as an Apache module (mod-php), a FastCGI script, or processing the code through PHP-FPM unix socket. Level up your server knowledge to level up your career.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 21 2018
    Helm Summit 2018

    The Evergreen

    Join us for the inaugural Helm Summit in Portland, Oregon on February 21-22! Helm Summit provides an opportunity for new and existing users and contributors to Helm and Charts to share stories and best practices.

    Day 1: All Things Helm - a wide range of in depth talks from community members for users and developers Evening: Happy Hour + Speed Networking event

    Day 2: Future of Helm - working sessions and small group discussions.

    We hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Programming with Python 1

    Free Geek

    Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? Join us to learn Python at Free Geek!

    Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects. No prior programming experience required.

    If you can type, you can program!

    Website
  • Sketch and Diagram: Using Lucidchart in Jira and Confluence

    Wacom Experience Center

    Joseph will be present on how to enhance your Confluence and JIRA experiences through visual communication with Lucidchart. Sharing best practices and use cases, he'll show how powerful visualizing systems and processes can be for your organizations.

    Lunch provided and drinks provided. Register online to reserve regular or vegetarian lunch.

    Bring a notebook and pen to take notes, business cards to help you connect, and good questions for Joe.

  • Beginning Programming with JavaScript

    Free Geek

    Learn the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript programming language! By the end of this class, you will understand key concepts in programming, what JavaScript is and how it is used, and where to go to learn more about JavaScript.

    Website
  • Ask a Dev

    CoffeeTime

    Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

    Website
  • PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!

    New Relic

    Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

    This meeting will have two parts:

    1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

    2) A group discussion of management topics. Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Location Details:

    New Relic

    111 SW 5th Ave,

    27th Floor

    Portland, OR 97204

    Website
  • How, and When, to do TDD and BDD Together

    Puppet

    For a long time, folks (Rob included) misinterpreted Behavior Driven Development (BDD) as “Test-Driven Development done right,” as Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) with better tools, or as an umbrella term embracing both TDD and ATDD. So, how is BDD really done, and where does TDD fit in, if at all? It turns out that the real problem may lie in trying to pin down rigorous definitions for these terms, and trying to determine when to do which style of testing. Rob coaches teams to be prepared to use the BDD cycle and the TDD cycle when appropriate, and to be willing to move fluidly between these two intertwined cycles on a daily basis. Rob has witnessed significantly improved levels of communication, alignment, quality, and enthusiasm on teams -- and just in mere days, when BDD is embraced as the central activity of the whole team.

    You’ll help explore why, when, and how to use both TDD and BDD together to build the most valuable and maintainable software possible.

    Rob Myers is principle instructor and coach at Agile for All. He has over 30 years of professional experience with software development teams, and has been training and coaching organizations in Agile engineering practices since 1998. His courses blend fun, practical hands-on labs, "Training From the Back of the Room” learning techniques, and relevant first-person stories from both successful and not-so-successful Agile implementations. His clients have included many start-ups as well as Fortune 100 multinationals. Rob is currently working on his first technical book, Essential Test-Driven Development.

    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
  • Thursday
    Feb 22 2018
    Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

    An informal gathering of Ruby/Rails developers, working alongside each other. Join us!

  • Intro to Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

    Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Feek: Getting Started in Tech

    Free Geek

    ***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


    Every year, Glassdoor releases its top 25 highest paying jobs. This year, almost half of them are in the tech field; if you’re thinking about getting into tech, now is the right time. We’ll cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the local tech community. Then we’ll dive into the technical career opportunities that are available locally - from jobs you’ve heard of like front end developer, to jobs that are new to the area, like developer evangelist.

    How to find us:

    This event will be held at Free Geek. 

    Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

    Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

    Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

    Website
  • Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your GitHub 8/22

    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, February 22 at 6.p.m. will cover:

    Maximizing Your GitHub for the Job Search

    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
  • MacAdminsPDX @ Lithium Portland -Creative uses for Self Service

    We are very excited to be hosting our February Meetup at Lithium Technologies new Portland office. We are also very happy to have TekSystems on-site providing some pizza and refreshments. Space is limited, RSVP now!

    Agenda:

    Meet & Greet Eat & Drink (Pizza and Refreshments will be provided, feel free to bring a bomber/growler or two of your favorite beer or cider) Mike Betzel will lead a short Presentation: "Creative Uses for Self Service" Q&A Thanks to our Sponsors

    Website
  • PDX Python and Pyladies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night

    New Relic

    Come join us for Pythonic talks!

    This month, we're proud to present talks covering both advanced and beginner-friendly topics.

    Thanks to our speakers Emily Cain and Allan Feldman!

    Emily Cain Purrsistent Debugging

    One of the most important skills for a software developer is debugging. How do we approach debugging? What tools do we learn? What skills are involved, and what habits do we pick up as we learn them? How do we teach and communicate about these skills?

    In this talk, programmer, writer, and technology educator Emily Cain will explore these issues. Beginners will learn about key tools like PDB and the browser's debugger, as well as learning to inspect code and function outputs to look for patterns. Meanwhile, more advanced coders will learn techniques for understanding and discussing these skills, and gain a better perspective on how to help their more junior colleagues advance beyond the "Googling StackOverflow" stage of debugging. And everyone will get to look at adorable pictures of a particularly dedicated cat as she "debugs" her way into an infinite supply of snacks.

    Allan Feldman Reference cycles: what are they, how to detect them, and how to fix them

    Let's talk about garbage! Ever had a long-running Python process whose memory usage seemed to grow over time? In this talk, Allan Feldman, Senior Software Engineer at New Relic, dives into Python internals to show how reference cycles can happen, how to find them in your code, and how to fix a cycle once found. You'll never look at garbage the same way again!

    We'll also open things up for some 3-5 minute Lightning Talks afterward. Are you working on something cool or did you discover a new tool or package? Get up and talk about it!

    Submit proposals for talks here: http://bit.ly/portland-python-proposals

    All speakers and attendees must follow our code of conduct: http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/pages/Code_of_Conduct/

    Join us after the meetup at Bailey's taproom at 213 SW Broadway to continue the discussion over a beverage.

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    Oasis Cafe

    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.

  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer.

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 23 2018
  • AgilePDX Westside Cafe: Coaching Overloaded Product Owners

    What do you do, when your product owner has too much on her plate and seems eager to take on more? An overworked product owner likely isn't a healthy contributor. Questions can go unanswered, feedback opportunities are missed, and team safety or delivery success may take a hit. This can undermine everybody's effort to improve. So, what can you do? How can you coach them and help them maintain the sustainable pace that most helps the product and the team?

    Join us if you are a product owner or work with one. Have you been successful in helping the product side of the house manage their workload? Are you struggling with this situation? Have you learned the hard way how to coach in this situation? We'd love for you to join us to share your experience and discover new approaches.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Feb 24 2018
    Python Tricks

    Chris Knorowski & Isil Berkun will be presenting on Python tricks and what it takes to be a Data Scientist.

    We'll have a 30-minute demo and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote on new interesting topic ideas for upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

    Join the fun!

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 26 2018
    Agile Practitioners' Book Club: Agile Estimating & Planning

    Join the Agile Practitioners' Bookclub as we kick off 2018 with Mike Cohn's Agile Estimating & Planning! Planning is a reality for businesses. As Agile practitioners, we can use Cohn's insights to help our teams and businesses succeed! We'll be at Rogue Eastside in the Barrel Room again. Join us for some beer and conversation, won't you?

    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
  • OWASP February Chapter Meeting : Jon Bottarini on Bug Bounties

    Jive Software

    Jon Bottarini will be presenting on bug bounties (from both a hacker and a program perspective), common mistakes in the software development lifecycle that make it easier to find bugs, and what developers can do to understand their full attack surface.

    Bio:

    Jon Bottarini is a Technical Program Manager at HackerOne, where he is responsible for managing the bug bounty programs for the US Department of Defense and other companies looking to leverage talent from hacker-powered security. In his free time he is also a hacker and bug bounty hunter who has reported vulnerabilities to worldwide brands and organizations such as New Relic, Apple, Google, the US Department of Defense, and many more.

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/jon_bottarini
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonbottarini

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - How to Choose a Bootcamp

    CENTRL Office Eastside

    ***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


    Coding boot camps are short intensive accelerated programs to help you learn the skills, build a portfolio and transition careers like web development and data science. “With over 300 coding boot camps worldwide, you should do your research before choosing which code school will kickstart your career in tech,” says CourseReport

    It can be tough to know which one is right for you. Join us as we answer questions like do I enroll in an immersive or part-time bootcamp? What type of career coaching do I need? How do I make sense of outcome stats and guarantees? How is bootcamp learning better or worse than learning on my own? We will discuss what to consider starting with the question of how boot camps emerged and the personal traits you need to succeed.

    How to find us:

    This event will be held at CENTRL East. 

    Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

    Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

    TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 27 2018
    Cynefin & Complexity Foundations
    through
    Hotel Rose

    In today’s increasingly volatile and uncertain world, there is a need for new ways of making sense of current situations and managing in new and rapidly shifting contexts. Our past practices and approaches are failing us and what had worked reliably during more stable times in the past is unfortunately proving inadequate for the dynamic present. This course introduces concepts which challenge the deeply rooted thinking patterns that have been ingrained by years of conventional thinking.

    Take a dive into complexity theory, and the practical implications for operating in a world of inherent uncertainty. Learn about the Cynefin framework – and how to apply it in organisations; how to make better decisions, dependent on the situation; as well as a range of practical methods that you can apply directly in organisations.

    What it’s about:

    Complexity has become a buzzword for the world we work within - this course provides you with the foundational tools to understand what it means to act and manage in complexity.

    Cynefin and Complexity Foundations forms the core component of Cognitive Edge's training offerings. It contributes the basic scaffolds and key components of your sense-making toolkit for working in complex environments.

    Who it is for:

    This course designed for people who work in constantly-evolving, dynamic situations, dealing daily with uncertainty and risk, and looking for a enhanced compass for building organisations that are both resilient and innovative. Whether you work in an organisation navigating intractable problems, or are a consultant looking to include complexity principles into your practice - or if you are simply complexity-curious - this Foundations class is for you.

    What we will cover:

    This has been designed as a 2-day session - a combination of deep immersion into the fundamentals of working in complexity, and with the Cynefin framework. This will be substantiated by lots of hands-on methods-based activities, and group-based discussions.

    The session will begin with an introduction to complexity, and the natural and human science that sit behind the naturalising tradition in sense-making. Discover and manage the evolutionary potential of the present by increasing situational awareness of the types of systems that we sit within, and how to modulate within complex systems.

    The Cynefin framework has subtleties and nuances which are not easily accessible to the casual reader. Building on the basics outlined in the Harvard Business Review article, this 2-day session will help you dig deeper into the uses of the framework, accompanied by facilitated workshop activities and tools.

    To see a brochure for this course, goto http://cognitive-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/CynefinFoundations-brochure-2018-v2.pdf

    Early Bird Rates End Jan 27th https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cynefin-complexity-foundations-portland-oregon-tickets-40759305179?discount=PDX10-2018#tickets

    Website
  • Human.School - the Conference for People Ops People

    Human.School is a development-focused learning experience designed for people operations people (official or unofficial!) - the administrative assistants, the operations coordinators, the office manages - in small, but growing companies or nonprofits.

    It’s unlike any conference you’ve been to before: you and 99 other professionals will experience two high-intensity, high value days of learning and applying experiences to create a full-fledged people ops strategy. You won't have to choose between concurrent sessions and speakers, and you'll be treated like a VIP the whole time. Human.School takes a practical approach to learning full cycle people operations, something most HR and culture events don’t do.

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  • Rosentiques Fine Jewellery Exclusive Preview
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    Hotel Panorama by Rhombus

    All the way from Mumbai, Rosentiques Fine Jewellery, who has been creating renowned fine jewellery is bringing their exclusive collection on undut and diamond jewellery to you in Hong Kong

    Rosentiques is India’s favorite luxury brands with a product portfolio of Jewellery that includes Necklaces Sets, Earrings, Rings, Pendants, Watches and Wedding Jewellery with exceptional quality, an innovative style and impeccable service.

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women of Color in Tech

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-40793481401] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as a woman of color.

    Agenda:

    5:00 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

    5:30 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

    6:00 p.m. - Speaker - Joy Fowler - VP, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, Umpqua Bank

    7:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: There are a number of pay-to-park lots within a few blocks of our location.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Secured bike parking is not available, however we do have public access bike parking by the parking garage entrance beneath our building.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes! The Red and Blue MAX lines stop in front of our building.

    Purpose:

    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.

  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Twitter Bot with Javascript

    CENTRL West

    ***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

    Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.
    This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

    How to find us:

    This event will be held at CENTRL West. 

    Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th.

    Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.

    TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 28 2018
    PSU STEM Career + Volunteer Fair

    Portland State University (PSU) welcomes employers to attend the last STEM Career + Volunteer Fair of the academic year. Employers are invited to share available job and internship opportunities, as well information about their organizations and industries. Fairs are widely publicized throughout campus and are attended by both students and alumni.

    PSU is recognized as a leading urban research university. Employers with opportunities in STEM fields are invited to register for this fair and connect with STEM students and alumni. This could be a great time to start hiring for summer interns!

    To maintain the focus on post-graduate development and employment, we accept registrations from employers and PSU-affiliated graduate schools only.

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer

    Salesforce

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-41628485922] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    Many of us live and/or work on this side of the West Hills but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Salesforce’s support, let’s get together to talk tech and other work topics.

    The news at the end of 2017 was dominated by issues we encounter at the workplace regularly, so let’s talk about the part HR has played in our professional experiences. Have you seen or participated in particularly positive human resources instances? Do you have lessons to share from any “less than” situations? Hopefully, this ongoing discussion will provide support to all of us now and in the future.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open

    6:00 p.m. - Introductions + Lightning Talks

    6:30 p.m. - Networking

    7:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: Yes, there is plenty of free parking.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: There is some space for bikes inside the building, and racks outside, but riders will need to bring locks for those racks.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Not necessarily; Salesforce is out in the ‘burbs with plenty of parking. There is, however, a MAX stop (Orenco station, blue line) about a 10 minute walk away.

    Purpose:

    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.

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  • Thursday
    Mar 1 2018
    Ask a Dev

    Marina's Cafe

    Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech

    The Encorepreneur Cafe

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-seasoned-women-in-tech-tickets-42885948025] is required to gain entry to this event

    If you are a woman working in tech and you have 15 or more years of experience, we are your people!

    Come join us for a happy hour with a Lean Coffee discussion drawing wisdom from the group about what has worked well — or not — in building good working relationships with staff much younger than you. If you’re tired of dressing in jeans or workout gear to fit in with the crowd, if video games have lost their allure as a topic of conversation, and drinking games with the guys after work is not attractive, we’re with you.

    That said, as you’ve evolved, you’ve likely learned a tip or two to preserve your sense of who you are as seasoned women while “playing well with others.” Show up and do tell.

    You can learn more about how Lean Coffee works here. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of our friends at Garden Bar.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Gather, chat and nosh.

    6:00 p.m. - Lean Coffee discussion, broken into groups.

    7:15 p.m. - Compare learnings across the Lean Coffee subgroups.

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes. However, we have a step at the main entrance, so we will guide attendees with wheelchairs through an alternate entrance.

    Q: Where there be food and drink at this event?

    A: Yes, drinks and refreshments will be provided.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: Metered parking is available on NE 15th Avenue, and free street parking is available along NE 16th Ave.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Secured bike parking is not available at this venue.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes! There are multiple public transit options convenient to the venue.

    Purpose:

    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.

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  • Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX

    Please join us for our March Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at Cambia Health Solutions!

    Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

    Our monthly happy hour brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

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  • 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.

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  • Datalog, Data Transformation, and Apache Beam w/ Austin Haas

    Puppet

    Datalog is a powerful recursive query language that can be implemented in a few hundred lines of Clojure. It's a great introduction to logic programming and it can be used to solve real problems. It is also the basis for Datomic's query language.

    Apache Beam is a data processing library that runs on Google Dataflow, a serverless distributed computing service.

    In this presentation, I will explain Datalog, how it is used in Datomic, and how my team is using Datalog (in Clojure) to build flexible programs that transform large amounts of interdependent data in minutes with Apache Beam.

    Bio: Austin is a senior engineer at Healthsparq, where he uses Clojure to transform healthcare data. He has been programming in Clojure for about 7 years. His interests include Logic Programming, Automated Planning, and Game Development.

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  • Celebrate with us! Calagator's 10th Birthday Party

    Come celebrate Calagator’s 10th Birthday and recognize Calagator’s many contributors! We’ll have food, drink, friends, and tours of trains! We are also helping The Recompiler celebrate the publication of Year 3.

    Calagator has been a free and open source resource for Portland’s tech community for that decade. In that time, 16,430 unique events have been listed on the site — and there’s only 3,650 days in a decade. In 2017, Calagator clocked more than 177,000 page views.

    Tickets are required. Please register through our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calagators-10th-birthday-party-tickets-43211530852

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  • Friday
    Mar 2 2018
    AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: How Do You Create a Healthy Team Norm?

    Teamwork is critical to agile methodologies and our lunch discussion topics show it. The March pub lunch will focus on what healthy team norms are.

    Team norms can help members understand how to interact with each other and how to conduct the daily business. This can include interpersonal items like respect, agreed tool usage, or company objectives such as time for cross-training and continued learning. What would you consider norms for a "healthy" team? As a team member, what have you experienced that you like (or that didn't work)? As a facilitator, what have you seen work well? How should such a team agreement be manifested and documented? And who should contribute to the content?

    Share your experience about teams creating their norms and standards, and listen to others offering their experiences how creating a team agreement can help and how to go about it.

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  • Saturday
    Mar 3 2018
    Python Image Detect

    Ernest Bonat will share his code on Python Image Processing.

    We'll have a 30-minute demo and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote on new interesting topic ideas for upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

    Join the fun!

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