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  • Saturday
    Dec 15 2018
    Digital Privacy Primer

    Free Geek

    Join us for an important online safety workshop. Learn how digital privacy works (or doesn't!) and learn how to get started with password managers, encrypted communication, email and mobile privacy tools, and more. We all need this information. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

    Website
  • Kaggle and Kubernetes topics. You Don't Want To Miss It!

    Join us for two demos on a Kaggle project and Kubernetes. Michael Wild will be sharing how he's delivering all the gifts to the children this holiday season. Garrett Broughton will share his past month deploying Kubernetes.

    For more information on the Kaggle project visit https://www.kaggle.com/c/santa-gift-matching

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Digital Holiday Safety

    Free Geek

    Is the gingerbread man after your dough? Is Rudolph after your bucks?

    Join us for a workshop to learn to keep you and yours safe this holiday season. Scammers don't take holidays off—whether you are gift shopping online or receive suspicious email for Holiday Dealz, we all need this information. Join us to learn how to protect yourself. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Sunday
    Dec 16 2018
    AgilePDX: Lean Coffee in the North

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to receive the latest updates: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/kfcvlqyxqbvb/

    Join us for coffee/tea or beverage of your choice and fun discussions about how to overcome challenges we face or to share about Agile-inspired and other topics we agree or disagree with. This event is aimed at getting people in the North and NE areas of Portland together to facilitate discussions. It's not exclusive to people that live in the North and NE, just closer to those parts of the city to make it easier to come out. (If you want something other than tea or coffee, you'll have to bring it with you. We'll have hot water and cups available.)

    Percipio Consulting Group is opening up their offices to host this event. Percipio is a business consulting firm that helps companies identify opportunities for improvement and successfully implement meaningful changes. That means more efficient processes, shored-up controls, a technology solution that really works for you, or all of the above. They have helped many companies, both Fortune 500 and mid-sized, navigate complex projects by truly understanding business needs and defining up front what success will look like.

    Parking: Use the Gotham Building Parking lot on the corner of N Page St and N Borthwick Ave.

    Building Entry: Entry to the building is best through the door by Little Gotham Coffee. We'll have someone meeting on time attendees at the door. For those that run a few minutes late due to traffic or other reasons out of your control, there will be directions at the door on how to contact someone to let you in.

    We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

    New to Lean Coffee?

    It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the format we'll follow:

    Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

    Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to get a flavor for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

    Step 3: Each person gets five votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their Sharpie. Mark with a plus + if you agree with the topic and want to discuss it, or a minus - if you disagree and want to discuss it, mark it with a dot if you want to hear the discussion and maybe join in. You can put all votes on one, one across many, however you feel. Each mark counts as one vote.

    Step 4: The top vote-getting stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top. In an Agile fashion, we'll use groupings of ToDo, Doing, Done and Lessons learned.

    Step 5: Each of these stickies are discussed for 5 minutes, most votes first. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

    Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

  • 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 miscellanous other perifpherals, 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

Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Dec 17 2018
    NewTech PDX - December 17

    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: Juan Fernandez of The Cyrkus

    • Pres. #2: Allen Murray of Katerra
    • Pres. #3: Stephen Wallmark of Workforce Genome
    • Pres. #4: Eric Corey Freed of Organic Architect
    • Pres. #5: Kevin Gillespie of Text a Lawyer

    8:30pm - After-Party at Yard House

    Website
  • Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    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
  • #FullStackPDX : December 2018 Christmas Charity Drive 4 Portland Rescue Mission

    Just like the last 3 years, our final meetup of the year is always based on a charity drive. This year we have selected the Portland Rescue Mission https://www.portlandrescuemission.org/. All ticket proceeds will be donating to this business bringing both value and impact to our local community.


    Just like fight club, if this is your first night attending, you have to present.

    Discussing your startup, recent project, code reviews, business ideas, etc. are all applicable. There is not a required length of time to present. This can be a live prototype or even a set of powerpoint slides. You do not have to know how to code to present your dream, and we are HERE TO HELP you. Presentations are meant to be collaborative, not the traditional meetup style where a presenter talks like a teacher for a very long time and saves questions for the end. We use a timer and the group dynamic works to collaboratively prevent cross talk and side conversations. So bring your computer, fun spirit and desire to learn, and let's have fun.

    Signups through meetup.com are required and seats are limited, so buy your tickets early because we usually sell out. We are self funded, and 100% of the revenue received is put back into the meetup costs. We will have top shelf pizza from Crown PDX (http://www.imperialpdx.com/the-crown/) so come HUNGRY for dinner!!

    Doors open at 6pm and we kick off on time. After the concert of presentations we will walk over to Bailey's Taproom (http://www.baileystaproom.com/) to continue the evening.

    Location: WeWork Customs House : Room 1C : When you check in ask for CP Handheld, they are our sponsor. The room is right to the left as you walk in.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 18 2018
    Tech Talk: Runtime Monitors for Hybrid Mobile Apps and Other Stories

    Galois Inc.

    Abstract:

    The formidable growth of the cyber-threat landscape today is accompanied by an imperative need for providing high-assurance software solutions. In the last decade, binary hardening via In-lined Reference Monitoring (IRMs) has been firmly established as a powerful and versatile technology, providing superior security enforcement for many platforms. IRM frameworks rewrite untrusted binary code, inserting runtime checks to produce safe, self-monitoring code; IRMs are equipped with the ability to enforce a rich set of history-based policies, without requiring access to source code.

    In this talk, we present HybridGuard, an IRM framework for hybrid mobile apps. Hybrid mobile frameworks, such as React Native, Ionic, PhoneGap etc., are rapidly becoming the mainstay technology for developing mobile apps. Here, the developer need only write web code, and the framework automatically ports to popular mobile platforms such as Android, iOS etc. While slick, quick, and cost-effective, the exposure of sensitive mobile device resources to web content dramatically increases the attack surface, rendering the apps vulnerable to a slew of dangerous attacks such as code-injection, fracking, cross-site scripting, tapjacking, amongst others.

    HybridGuard allows developers fine-grained access control and rich policy enforcement over hybrid mobile apps, protecting against the dangerous vulnerabilities that web code inclusion brings. We will discuss the research challenges and successes on adapting the IRM technology to secure this complex, cross-platform mobile space, and probe into its natural extension into the world of Internet-of-Things.

    Bio:

    Dr. Meera Sridhar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems at UNC Charlotte. Her research interests span language-based and systems security, formal methods, and their application to web, mobile and Internet-of-Things security. Her research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Sridhar is a member of ACM, ACM-W and WiCyS.

    Dr. Sridhar received her Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002, graduating with University and College Honors. She received her Master’s in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004, and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2014. Dr. Sridhar is an International Baccalaureate Diploma holder from the International School Manila, Philippines.

    Website
  • DIY CNC Mill

    Free Geek

    Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

    Website
  • Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Your Own Website with HTML & CSS

    Curious about coding? Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

    In this workshop you'll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our previous events: https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/

    At the end of the night you'll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. No prior coding experience needed, this workshop is perfect for beginners. Be sure to bring a laptop.

    Website
  • LIT-Lab PDX (Legal Innovation & Technology) - Consumer Legal Marketplaces: LIT-Lab /December Meetup

    Hey Legal Innovators:

    Join us for our final Meetup of 2018, where we'll feature two Portland-area companies who are using technology and business model innovation to better connect legal consumers with lawyers. We'll be hosted by Text-a-Lawyer and Collective Agency, and our presenters will include Kevin Gillespie of Text-a-Lawyer and Eli Marchbanks of Basic Counsel. Both companies are working to better connect lawyers and clients using a convenient tech-enabled marketplace.

    Kevin and Eli will showcase their products and answer questions about their process for building them--should be an interesting and informative evening. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP early.

    Hope you can join us!

    --John & Zac

    Website
  • Serverless Architecture Meetup - AWS Recap

    Stackery

    Missed AWS re:Invent?

    Join us along with Jerry Hargrove, an AWS Community Hero to recap all things Serverless from re:Invent. With Q&A to follow.

    About Jerry: Jerry Hargrove is a cloud architect, evangelist and developer focused on guiding others on their journey to the cloud, helping them build secure, scalable and highly available solutions. Jerry has an extensive background in software development and brings with him over 20 years of experience working as a software architect, developer and manager for companies, including Rackspace, Intel, AWS and now Lucidchart.

    This is a meetup that you will not want to miss!

    Drinks and Light Snacks will be served.

    Website
  • PHPDX - PHP Christmas Party

    Graybox

    Food will be provided and we'll have some fun programming group challenges to share. If you'd like to participate MORE, please bring:

    1. A drink to share
    2. A game to share
    3. A white ElePHPant gift (think fun and re-gifting ;) )

    Website
  • Portland Python Pirates - Wrap up 2018: Computing in Python I Exam, Pandas & Flask demos

    The Tech Academy

    Join us for the final Meetup of 2018!

    This week we will review the Exam to the Computing in Python I: Fundamentals and Procedural Programming course since there wasn't adequate time in the previous Meetup.

    We will conclude the year with general discussion about Python, tools, and practical applications. In that spirit there will be a demo of Pandas, and, time permitting, Flask as well.

    A lot of times there is parking right in front of the building. If this is not the case I recommend trying 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Ave. There are usually spots down that way. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! There is also a lot right next door if you don't want to mess with street parking.

    Please feel free to message the group on Slack or Meetup with any questions you may have. We'll see you Tuesday. Until then happy coding!

    * New to our group? Need to join our Slack channel? Looking for free resources? Check out our website: https://www.pdxpythonpirates.org for all of that and more!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 19 2018
    UX Happy Hour Portland - December

    Please join us for another night of new friends and chill design conversations over drinks. Your hosts are Rachel Capra Glaves and Leo LaCroix, both local UX freelancers. Welcome! We hope you swing by and say hi.

    This is a monthly series of happy hours to build and strengthen our local design community. We are actively seeking venue suggestions and co-hosts - we're both based in SE Portland but know that folks come from every corner of the city. Want a UX Happy Hour monthly event in your neighborhood? We welcome you to host one or suggest a venue you love! Send us a message on our Facebook page to get started.

    Venue note: Monday happens to be Lucky Lab's "Happy Day", with $1 off pints and specials on pitchers. We will have a few signs with "UX Happy Hour Portland" on the table so you can find us.

    Website
  • Jr Dev Meetup- speaker: Hugh Harker from Code for PDX

    Vacasa

    Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

    Website
  • Peer mentoring & discussions: Chapter 5 & "Sorry ARIMA, but I’m Going Bayesian"

    We're back to our discussion format so there will be no presentation this month.

    Our topics will be:

    1) Chapter 5 of "Bayesian Methods for Hackers" https://github.com/CamDavidsonPilon/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian-Methods-for-Hackers Please take a look at it. It's perfectly OK if you are just starting the book. Come with your questions and we will discuss them.

    2) "Sorry ARIMA, but I’m Going Bayesian" https://multithreaded.stitchfix.com/blog/2016/04/21/forget-arima/ I haven't dug in to this post but this is a perfect chance to figure out what the author is trying to say. The code in the article is in R ... why not try to reimplement it in your favorite language.

    Note the doors will be locked. Please try to arrive by 6:15 and reach me here or on twitter, @JulioBarros, if you have any questions or need to be let in. Thanks.

    Website
  • AgilePDX: Using Science for Agile Improvement: A Hands-on Simulation

    Puppet

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to receive the latest updates: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/256753403/

    Scientific thinking is a life skill that forms the basis for creativity at work and the successful pursuit of seemingly unattainable goals. The Improvement Kata (IK) is a four-step scientific striving pattern that is practiced in many business organizations. It makes scientific thinking a teachable skill that anyone can learn.

    This fun, high-energy, simulation uses a simple hands-on activity to step participants through the Improvement Kata pattern. Working in a 5 person team, you'll follow the Improvement Kata pattern to (1) face a challenge, (2) measure where you are, (3) establish a next goal and (4) experiment toward that goal in three-minute iterations.

    Together, we'll discover new insights for improving agile practices. As an individual you'll learn a fun activity you can repeat with your own teams in under an hour. And, there may be prizes for members of the winning team!

    Adam Light's Bio:

    Adam Light helps leaders deliver results and improve their organizations by combining scientific thinking with lean and agile methods. He is an experienced consultant, teacher, and coach who drives systemic transformation through a focus on leadership capabilities and practical skills. Adam began his career as a software developer before becoming a manager of projects and people; he has more than 25 years of software industry experience. Since 2009 Adam has led SoTech, a consultancy providing customized improvement solutions for organizations worldwide.

    Notice: This meeting may be recorded. Also, we will not hold the event during icy or snowy conditions. Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagator 3 hours before event time.

  • 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

    All are welcome. See you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 20 2018
    Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • Beers with Engineers

    Come down and share some beer with like minded techie folk. No sales pitches allowed but it is possible that someone's expense account will pick up the tab.

  • 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
  • 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
    Dec 21 2018
    Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 26 2018
    RainSec - RainSec - Portland Information Security Professionals

    Wedgehead

    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.

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

    While we use meetup.com for the convenience of our members, most communication happens over the mailing list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rainsec).

    Follow @PDXRainSec for last minute updates.

    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

    All are welcome. See you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 27 2018
    BSD Pizza Night

    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
    Dec 28 2018
    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
  • Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

    Website

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