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  • Started Monday
    Jul 22 2019
    PDXWIT Fast Pitch: Get your rad idea in front of investors!

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-fast-pitch-get-your-rad-idea-in-front-of-investors-tickets-61614271946] is required to gain entry to this event

    Description Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for Fast Pitch.

    Calling all entrepreneurs! Got an idea that you think has potential, but you want some experts to weigh in? Or perhaps you are already making your dream a reality, have some investment and want to keep your momentum going? Perhaps you’re somewhere in between. Get in front of Oregon Venture Fund investors so they can provide informal, constructive feedback and connections. 90% of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a no-pressure way to tap into their connections and get early feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.

    Format:

    4:00 PM - Doors Open / networking

    4:30 PM - Entrepreneur Pitches (2 minutes each)

    5:15 PM - Entrepreneurs and investors connect

    6:00 PM - Event ends

    Entrepreneurs:

    Sign up to get feedback on your business or idea, with the understanding that no business is too early or incomplete. Find out if you’ve got something that will grab the attention of investors. Learn about the current menu of local funding sources.

    OVF Investors:

    Please sign up to provide informal, constructive feedback and connections for early entrepreneurs.

    Community Members (space is limited):

    Come observe these inspiring entrepreneurs as they share their brilliant ideas. Hopefully you will leave inspired to present at the next Slow Pitch event!

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: No, gender neutral restrooms will not be available.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

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

    A: Yes, food and drink will be available.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: Parking can be found in the basement of the building (entrance on Park Ave between Yamhill and Morrison) or in the SmartPark across the street (entrance on 10th between Yamhill and Morrison). We can validate at both locations!

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: There is bike parking in our parking garage (entrance on Park Ave between Yamhill and Morrison). The room is not secured, but it is monitored by the parking attendant.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Public transportation is easy! The event is a block away from the Max and the Streetcar.

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

    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.

  • Exploring Film & Media Production in XR

    New Relic

    Don't miss our summer networking event! On Monday, July 22nd, come join OMPA and Design Reality in this awesome event next week! We'll be exploring how XR—an umbrella term for AR, VR, and MR—can be used to assist and improve film and media production. Guest speakers include experienced VR & VFX producer Will Maurer and immersive influencer Eugene Capon. This is a great opportunity to learn more about virtual reality and network with local professionals. This event will take place in the "Big Pink" with great food and two drink tickets for every guest. This event is free for OMPA members. For non-members, tickets will go from $20 to $25 after Tuesday, 7/15. Register here: https://ompa.z2systems.com/np/clients/ompa/eventRegistration.jsp?event=32&

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Jul 23 2019
    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
  • Lunch & Learn - Escaping the Government Pricing Pinch: From Gross to Net

    Organizations that thrive typically all have one thing in common: They understand what contributes, and detracts, from their bottom line. But mastering that task in a world of hidden government pricing is becoming a tightrope walk. That’s because government pricing programs can disproportionately impact sales channels—and paint a vastly different picture of a company’s financial status when comparing gross and net incomes.

    Small biotech companies are frequently unaware of the impact government pricing channels will have on their developing financial models for new products. Government-regulated payers—such as Medicaid, Medicare, VA, and DOD—often leave financial ambiguity in their wake, as smart, competent, capable companies can’t keep up with the changing rules, regulations and risks inherent in government pricing. They need a guide.

    Join Jason Hardaway, Managing Partner at CiiTA LLC, as he discusses government-mandated price controls, such as Medicaid, 340B, and VA—and the hidden impacts of each of these controls on your financial models. You’ll receive a roadmap on how to navigate their nuances and how to avoid their potentially devastating pitfalls. This knowledge, and an understanding of these channels pre-launch, will protect revenue and keep your investors happy.

    Website
  • How to Raise Your Prices - For Women Entrepreneurs

    Hatch Lab PDX,

    Raising prices can be intimidating. Come learn how to increase your rates strategically and network with other women entrepreneurs!

    You'll learn: * Why you should be charging more * How to strategically raise your prices * Best practices for communicating price changes to clients

    Price: $18

    Hatch Members: $13 ($5 off) with promo code: hatch5

    Event Schedule: 5:30pm-6pm Networking & Appetizers 6pm-7:30pm Presentation + Q&A

    FAQ

    1. Who can attend? Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome! This is an inclusive event.

    2. Why is this just for women? Because I believe that low rates are contributing to the earning disparity between men and women. This seminar digs into the unique challenges we face as women entrepreneurs and ways to overcome them.

    3. Can I skip the networking and show up at 6pm? Absolutely! I encourage you to come to the networking but only if it works with your schedule.

    Speaker

    Melissa Barker is a business coach, digital marketing consultant, and textbook author. Along with first-hand experience negotiating price increases as a woman entrepreneur, Melissa specialized in negotiation during her MBA program. In addition, she received formal debate training and worked as a debate coach, where she mentored women in the debate community. Melissa is also a mentor for Five One Labs' "Female Founders Fellowship" and helps female entrepreneurs in conflict-affected areas.

    Website
  • PHPDX - Exploring Dependency Injection

    WeWork

    Join us for food and learning about technical challenges.

    Title: Exploring Dependency Injection
    Speaker: Alena Holligan
    Description: What’s the difference between service location and dependency injection? Why is this dependency injection thing such a big deal anyway, and how do you use that tool correctly? Answering these questions and more, including real-world examples of refactoring an application toward the more explicit, testable, closer-to-SOLID applications.

    To get there:
    Enter the Pioneer Place mall on SW 5th Avenue and SW Morrison and head to the 3rd floor, look for the WeWork offices.
    Photo ID will be required to enter the venue, there should be folks at the front desk to help.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Wednesday
    Jul 24 2019
    Programming with Python 3

    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!

    This class is part 3 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language.

    In this class you will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming with Python. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism and other scary sounding terms will be demystified!

    Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with Python 1 and Programming with Python 2

    Website
  • CloudBolt Open House

    Revolution Hall

    Please join the CloudBolt team for an Open House at our new space in Revolution Hall!

    We invite members of the Portland and software engineering communities to enjoy an evening of networking and socializing. Light snacks, refreshments, games and raffle prizes await. Get to know us and our open positions.

    Winner of TAO’s 2019 “Influential Technology Company Not Headquartered in Oregon” award, CloudBolt is poised for growth and now hiring for several open roles. Bring your resume and learn more about becoming part of the leading cloud management team at CloudBolt!

    Submit your RSVP: https://forms.gle/Yh7PFjccCYgAeWTv8

    Questions? Email jmolina@cloudbolt.io.


    CloudBolt is the industry's leading hybrid cloud management platform provider. With CloudBolt, enterprise IT can configure and manage private and public cloud resources—quickly, securely, and cost-effectively—while empowering DevOps and end-users with self-service provisioning environments. Today, CloudBolt is deployed in the world’s largest enterprises, across all industries, including financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology services, and more.

    CloudBolt kick-started 2019 with a record 150 percent surge in annual revenue and a 40 percent increase in enterprise customers worldwide in 2018.

    CloudBolt... Proud winner of the TAO Award under the ’non-headquartered’ category: http://www.techoregon.org/blog/oregon-technology-awards-2019-winners-announced

    Portland, Oregon ranks #8 in US News - “Best Places to Live”: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/oregon/portland

    Website
  • Elasticsearch PDX Meetup

    Observability with Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes While Kubernetes can dramatically simplify the task of application deployment in containers, its dynamic nature adds new complexity to monitoring services and applications running in it, as well as, the health of the containers and orchestration infrastructure itself. Elasticsearch and Beats can help, along with Kibana of course. With the release of Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes, observability just became even easier. Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes (ECK), is a new orchestration product based on the Kubernetes Operator pattern that focus critical operations like managing and monitoring multiple clusters,upgrading to new stack versions, scaling cluster capacity and changing cluster configurations. It also has the capability to dynamically scaling local storage (includes Elastic Local Volume, a local storage driver). In this meetup, we will show you how to do observability with Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes.

    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 or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 25 2019
    Ruby Coworking

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

    If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email info@alchemycodeschool.com with any questions!

    Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

    Website
  • 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
  • #FullStackPDX : July : Critique

    AltSource HQ

    Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

    Website
  • July Camp Optimization Meet-Up - Embracing Experimentation Culture

    Assembly Lounge Bar

    We're partnering with the Technology Association of Oregon for a Digital Experimentation Strategy Hack on Thursday, July 25th, 2019.

    Program: 6:00-6:30 PM - Drinks and networking 6:30-7:30 PM - Panel discussion, breakout groups, audience Q&A

    Join the Roboboogie team for a discussion around the importance of experimentation within any design process. Grab a beer and gain insights into improved web performance through a unique experimentation-led design process. This month's panel features top Roboboogie talents ranging from Operations, Data Analysis, and Account Strategy. Meet the panel:

    Jedidiah Fugle, Chief Operating Officer Andrea Pappoff, Producer Tyler Hudson, Data Analyst We'll see you there!

    Website
  • PDXNode NodeBots Day and Robot Talent Show

    CTRL-H Hackerspace

    You are invited to a Robot Talent Show in celebration of NodeBots day. PDXNode and Ctrl-H are joining forces to blink those LED's and whirr those motors. Come join a team and build a small robotics project to impress your friends.

    Orientation and teams at 6:30. Robot Talent Show at 9:00.

    Welcome to a special edition of PDXNode Hack Night!

    To learn more about International NodeBots Day, visit the official website: https://nodebots.io/#nodebots-day

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    A meeting of folks interested in BSD operating systems and related technologies to 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
    Jul 26 2019
    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
  • AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - AgilePDX Westside: How Do Cultural Differences Play Into Agile Practices?

    Nike Evergreen Cafe

    How Do Cultural Differences Play Into Agile Practices?

    Whether you have a diverse team, a group of people from around the US or work with users around the world, culture matters. Cultural assumptions change how you communicate and how you build trust. So, how do these differences play into your agile practices? "Does Individuals and interactions over processes and tools" makes sense in every culture?

    Bring your culture + agile puzzles (or solutions) and we will learn together.

    Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 27 2019
    Advanced Command Line: Become a Super User

    Free Geek

    Go further with the command line! Get to know grep, bash shortcuts, and other resources for working quickly and accurately in the command line. Basic proficiency required.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics (https://commandlinebasics.eventbrite.com)

    Website
  • Podcasting Basics

    Free Geek

    Podcasts are the talk of the town! Whether you are interested in podcasts about news, botany, or even knitting, digital storytelling is fun and anyone with access to a computer can record their own podcast. You might want to share your expertise, interview fascinating people, or tell great stories to an audience that will truly appreciate them.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Jul 28 2019
    2019 Mondo Croquet World Championships and Mad Hatter Picnic!

    Mondo Croquet – it's croquet, American style with bowling balls and sledgehammers!

    Hey, we've been doing this since 1997, and your gramma says HI!

    What: Bring a bowling ball and a sledgehammer. Don’t worry if you don’t have, we’ve got plenty of extras to loan out You’ll enjoy yourself more if you’re dressed appropriately in lawn whites, or Mad Hatter gear, or simply appropriately inappropriate. Peruse some of our photos for ideas. Bring along something to share for the picnic and something cold to drink. …and you might want a chair. It’s a smashing time. Tell your friends! Taunt your enemies!

    For photos and more info, point your browzah to http://mondocroquet.com

    We've been getting away with this for 22 years, can you believe it?

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 29 2019
    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
  • Tuesday
    Jul 30 2019
    PDXWIT Presents: Setbacks to Comebacks in the Creative Industry

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-setbacks-to-comebacks-in-the-creative-industry-tickets-63910018586] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join PDXWIT in partnership with PAF (Portland Ad Federation) for Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks. This an ongoing series that highlights innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their personal lives and careers. It will surely be an evening of inspiration.

    This evening will feature a fireside chat with:

    Tiffany Golden - Creative Producer at Wieden + Kennedy

    Moderated by:

    Nadya Ighani - Producer at Swift Agency

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open / Networking

    6:00 p.m. - Introduction

    6:15 p.m. - Fireside Chat

    6:45 p.m. - Q&A

    7:00 p.m. - Networking

    7:30 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: No onsite parking lot, but there are pay parking garages in the area

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

    A: There is only one entrance to the building. Signs will be posted to guide attendees

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes! Public transportation is highly recommended. The building is close to Max lines, bus stops, and the streetcar

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

    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
  • Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Craft Your Personal Brand

    🎨 Craft Your Personal Brand

    Do you know how to capture the attention of your audience and make yourself stand out from the competition? Whether you are a soloprenuer, moonlighter, or full-time employee, diving into the world of branding can be the key factor that gives you the clarity, focus, confidence, verbal and visual cohesiveness that delivers an unforgettable impact on others. Attend this session with Kate Mueller to discover the process of building your brand along with the best practices for designing and developing your visual identity system. Participants will be guided through a worksheet to jump start their own branding discovery process.

    ⏰ Agenda

    5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food
    5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel
    6:00-7:00 - Personal Branding
    7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

    👩🏽 About our Speaker

    Kate Mueller is a Portland-based Senior Graphic Designer with 16 years experience in the worlds of marketing and graphic design. She currently works as a Senior Designer at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. She also helps others define and focus their businesses through her own company, Gilded Branding (GildedBranding.com). Kate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Advertising from Iowa State University.

    👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

    We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

    🏢 About our Host

    moovel North America (becoming REACH NOW), a part of moovel Group, offers cities, public transit agencies and customers seamless access to multimodal transportation options through simple smartphone applications. A pioneer in Mobility-as-a-Service and the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing solutions for public transit, moovel NA (becoming REACH NOW) provides a next-generation mobile platform that streamlines the operations for transit agencies, and simplifies the travel experience for riders.

    📃 Code of Conduct

    WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering 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 inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

    ❓ Event + Venue Q&A

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
    A: Yes, there is a gender neutral bathroom.

    Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event?
    A: We will have pizza (with vegetarian and vegan options available).

    Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue?
    A. Public transportation. REACH NOW is located by the Old Town stop for the MAX Blue/Red line and the Couch stop for the MAX Green/Yellow line. There is street parking ($2/hr) and various parking lots within a block or two. There is bike storage inside the building.

    Q: How do I enter the building?
    A: The entrance is on 4th between Davis and Everett. Someone from REACH NOW will be in the lobby starting at 5:15pm to greet people.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 31 2019
    HatchLab Happy Hour w/ Oregon Walks

    Hatch Lab PDX,

    Oregon Walks is our featured guest for Happy Hour this month! Our Happy Hour is open to Hatch Members and the public. Please join us for some snacks (cheese/crackers and hummus/veggies - yum!) and learn how Oregon Walks is Protecting your Right to Roam!

    Our Happy Hour will also be followed by Bridge City Media's networking event! So feel free to stick around to mingle and learn 😃

    Wed July 31st Hatch Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Wed July 31st Bridge City Entrepreneurs 6-7:30pm

    Oregon Walks Info: http://oregonwalks.org/

    Bridge City Entrepreneur Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridge-city-entrepreneurs-network-workshop-digital-marketing-trends-tickets-62179462446

    Website
  • Bridge City Entrepreneurs | Digital Marketing Trends

    HatchLab PDX

    Join us for this month's networking event and panel discussion presentation on "Staying Ahead of the Curve with Digital Marketing Trends" with representatives from Columbia Sportswear, Wieden + Kennedy, and Anvil Media We ask for $10 at the door or online to help cover basic costs (free for HatchLab members).

    At Bridge City Entrepreneurs, we explore topics and learn insights from each other to help our businesses thrive. We begin with a speed networking exercise allowing everyone to shake hands and get to know one another's businesses. Then attendees get the chance to hear from a presenting speaker who will share their business expertise. The group will be encouraged to ask questions, voice their challenges and participate in helpful discussions.

    This month's topic will be "Staying Ahead of the Curve with Digital Marketing Trends". We will spend a majority portion of the event with an engaging panel discussion between digital marketing gurus from local Portland companies, Columbia Sportswear, Wieden+Kenndey, and Anvil Media. This discussion will cover much of the digital marketing world as we explore changes happening within social media, SEO, and creative design and arm entrepreneurs with tools to stay adaptable.

    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 or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 1 2019
    Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

    If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email info@alchemycodeschool.com with any questions!

    Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

    Website
  • Epicodus Demo Day

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is hosting a Demo Day event at our office from 1-3pm on Thursday, August 1st. Alumni will be showing off a variety of applications they've built from start to finish. If you're considering hiring a junior developer, are interested in partnering with Epicodus in other ways, or simply want to support the Portland tech community, we'd love to have you. Feel free to come any time during the open house hours to check out work put together by our graduates!

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  • PDXWIT Presents: Finding Your Confidence in the Tech Industry

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-finding-your-confidence-in-the-tech-industry-tickets-63598437639] is required to gain entry to this event

    In this presentation, speaker Diane Allen will teach us how to discover the source of our voice and bring our A-Game, anywhere, no matter how high the pressure. Through stories, how-tos and live performances on her Copper Dragon Violin, Allen will take us through all the steps:

    Increasing our own inspiration so that we can inspire others

    Developing our own personalized steps for consistent excellence, increased effectiveness, and the bottom line.

    Gaining mastery over our stress response so we can remain calm and confident under pressure.

    About the speaker:

    As a peak performance and leadership speaker, Diane Allen speaks for associations, corporations, and various organizations that rely on high performance and on cultivating leaders throughout all levels. Audiences gain their own personalized steps for consistent excellence, increasing their effectiveness, their engagement, and the bottom line.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open / networking

    6:00 p.m. - Introduction

    6:15 p.m. - Presentation / Q & A

    7:00 p.m. - Networking

    7:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: No

    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: Street parking and a paid parking garage

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

    A: There are two entrances on either side of the building and the doors lock at 6pm. The event will be in the lower lobby and we will have signs in the main lobby to the lower level.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Yes

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Max, bus, and streetcar stops are outside the front doors

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there is a service animal at this location.

    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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  • 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.

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  • Friday
    Aug 2 2019
    Commodore Computer Club

    The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

    Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

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  • Saturday
    Aug 3 2019
    Rappel for Her 2019

    Be Bold! Rappel for her: the strong, smart, bold girls in our community on August 2-3rd at 200 Market Street, Portland. Spots are limited. Grab yours today by registering to raise $1,000 for Girls Inc. PNW!

    Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspires girls ages 6-18 to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. Every day, we push our girls out of their comfort zones through our gender-specific and research-based curricula. Now, in honor of the 2,200 girls that we serve annually, we are asking our community to be bold as well by rappelling 17 stories down the 200 Market Street building! The event is 100% safe, and being hosted in partnership with our friends at Over the Edge USA.

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