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  • Tuesday
    Mar 31 2020
    COVID SURVIVAL - Tips for Startups

    Zoom Webinar

    During this unprecedented time, TiE Oregon is committed to continue valuable programming and mentorship. We have assembled the following Zoom Webinars and Meetings designed to give you timely information and support during this critical time.

    On March 31st at 12:00 PM please join us as we discuss immediate changes you can make to mitigate the effects of this pandemic on your company and explore funding options you can take advantage of now.

    Moderator:

    -- Nitin Rai, President of TiE Oregon and Managing Founder of Elevate Capital

    Panel:

    -- Scott Bossom, SVP - Manager Community Financial Resources at Columbia Bank will give insight to options available for disaster loan assistance.

    -- Allie Magyar, Founder and CEO of Hubb will walk step-by-step on techniques to increase the runway of startups facing a cash crunch.

    -- Sabrina Parsons, CEO of Palo Alto Software  and Board Member of the Oregon Growth Board  will describe the resources the Oregon Growth Board has created to mitigate the effects of COVID19.

    -- Nita Shah, Executive Director of MESO and TiE Oregon Board Member will discuss MESO's plan to support small business during this time including alternative funding options.

    Website
  • Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night (remote event)

    Virtual zoom location

    🎨 System Design: Foundations for Great Human Experience

    Everything is a system. When we think systematically, we create things that work well, scale, and last. We will talk about what it means to design and engineer systems from a human experience perspective, the process, as well as the outcomes, and explore creating a system of our own.

    ⏰ Agenda (Zoom conference info coming soon)

    5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food

    5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + 52 Limited

    6:00-7:00 - System Design: Foundations for Great Human Experience

    7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

    👩🏽 About Our Speaker

    Becky Priebe has 15+ years of experience in technology design and education working with companies worldwide, including Microsoft Xbox Innovation, McLaren Automotive, Deutsche Telecom, and a number of technology startups. She has built and run global design teams working on the newest technologies in agile environments. In her current role as Director of Design and Experience, she collaborates with product and technology leaders to bring new science technologies to market.

    👩🏽‍💻 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

    📃 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

    Website
  • [Canceled] RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup

    Lucky Lab Brew Pub

    March meeting has been canceled, we are exploring options for a virtual meetup in April.

    RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

    While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

    Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

    You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

    If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

    Website

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  • Thursday
    Apr 2 2020
    DevOps Simulation Workshop

    This highly interactive, instructor-led simulation is a high-impact, energetic way to accelerate understanding, involvement, and acceptance of DevOps and Agile, Lean, ITIL® best practice in your organization. It helps accelerate the adoption of DevOps across the enterprise, while successfully turning DevOps opponents into advocates. By helping to clearly communicate the DevOps case for change, it creates shared understanding and commitment towards Development and Operations working together as a high-performing team. This unique experiential learning approach causes breakthrough understanding and transforms learning into an engaging, fun, and memorable shared experience.

    HOW IT WORKS

    The DevOps simulation experience is a role-based workshop, focused on the software development and deployment lifecycle. The simulation is highly realistic, and leverages game dynamics to empower cross-functional teams with a shared vision of successful DevOps practices. Participants from a variety of disciplines are immersed into a simulated environment whereby they are challenged to release new products while internal and external forces continually change. This realistic approach delivers a level of tension and excitement that creates an ‘A-HA!’ moment for all involved.

    WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

    Accelerated understanding of the benefits of DevOps best practice to large audiences

    Rapid familiarization with DevOps terminology and Agile, Lean and ITIL v3 processes

    Understanding of how DevOps best practice can facilitate alignment of IT to business objectives

    Understanding of DevOps practices that can be executed with immediate effect

    Website
  • Alchemy Remote Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated boot camp program to join us to learn about our program! We are currently teaching our program remotely, and live with our in person instruction by experienced software developers. So, we are doing our Open House remotely too!

    You need to launch Zoom on your computer and join us here:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upYoceqrrjwrN_uSm7zNwRd84e4Ong-r7A

    Meeting Password: 683795

    We look forward to meeting you!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported 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 a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

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

    Check out our blog on our site to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 3 2020
    FME World Tour 2020

    From March 10 to June 5 and over 70 events worldwide, we hope you will be able to join us at an FME World Tour stop near you to explore FME and to network with fellow users!

    Join us to: - Discover what’s amazing in the most recent release of FME - Network and interact with FME users and experts in your community - Take home fun swag! - Learn time-saving tips and best practices you can apply to your work - Get inspiration from real-life use cases through customer stories and practical talks

    The FME World Tour is designed to deliver the coolest and latest FME updates and to provide a forum for users of all levels to network and interact with their local FME community and FME experts.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 6 2020
    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
  • Secrets of Test-Driven Development with James Shore (Rescheduled!)

    Cvent,

    PNSQC, in association with PDX Veterans in Technology, is pleased to present "Secrets of Test-Driven Development" with James Shore.

    Test-Driven Development (TDD) is an essential part of agile software development. Without it, codebases lose the flexibility they need to change direction and respond to new business needs.

    But what is TDD, exactly? And how does it work? In this brief introduction, veteran TDD practitioner James Shore will show you what TDD is, how it works, and why it works. You’ll leave with new insights about this key software development practice.

    This event will be hosted by PDX Veterans in Technology with networking and food sponsored by PNSQC.

    The agenda is: 6 - 6:30 Networking & Food 6:30 - 6:35 Quick intro to event , thank sponsors. 6:35 - 7:05 Presentation 7:05 - 8:00 Q & A, Socialize 8p - Good night

    James Shore teaches, writes, and consults on Agile development processes with an emphasis on technical excellence. He is a recipient of the Agile Alliance's Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice, co-author of The Art of Agile Development, host of “Let's Code: Test-Driven JavaScript,” and co-creator of the Agile Fluency® Model.

    InfoQ has named him one of the “most influential people in Agile.” You can find his screencasts at letscodejavascript.com and essays at jamesshore.com.

    Moss Drake will represent PNSQC to talk about the call for abstracts and the conference this year.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 7 2020
    COVID SURVIVAL - Tips for Growth Stage Companies

    Zoom Conference

    Three area CEO’s will tell how they’re responding and negativing the COVID crisis.

    Moderator:

    Jill Nelson, Founder of Ruby | General Partner at Elevate Capital | TiE Oregon Board Member

    Panel:

    Kate Johnson, CEO of ACT-On Software

    Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID

    Kate Winkler, CEO of Ruby

    Website
  • CANCELLED - Agile Fluency® Game night

    Cancelled due to Coronavirus.

    Come play the Agile Fluency Game! You’ll gain new insights into the benefits and trade-offs of adopting agile practices—and you’ll have a great time doing it.

    The Agile Fluency Game authentically simulates 2½ years on a software development team. It was developed so experiments in the game lead to new insights about your real-world options. As you play the game, you’ll make decisions about which agile practices to adopt. Of course, you have to deliver features, too! Or what’s the point?

    This is a great experience for agile team members interested in learning more about their options; managers and leaders wanting to better understand agile development; and people who enjoy modern board games such as Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride.

    “Saved us money on our agile transition effort by getting a preview in 90 minutes!” —Director, Agile Center of Excellence

    “Makes the need for best practices come to life.” —Manager

    “Played first game and beautifully painted ourselves into a corner through the same mistakes real teams make. How’d that happen? Powerful teaching.” —Senior Learning & Development Manager

    “[Our leadership team] experienced 20 years of agile learning in 4 hours!” —Director, R & D

    “The shift from playing the game gave new focus to our discussion of leadership challenges.” —VP, Product Management

    Doors open at 6pm. We’ll start playing at 6:30. Be sure to arrive before then: the building is secured at 6:30 and no further entry is allowed.

    To learn more about the game, visit https://www.agilefluency.org/game.php.

    CORONAVIRUS NOTE: We've been asked if we still plan to hold this event given the concerns about Coronavirus. We DO plan to hold the event, with the following precautions:

    • Attendance is limited to 16 people. (First come, first served.)
    • We will not be serving food or drink or allowing food in the game room. If you bring food, we have a separate dining area where you can eat.
    • Hand sanitizer and tissues will be available. Restrooms for washing hands are right across the hall.
    • Do not attend if you're sick or have flu symptoms.
  • Wednesday
    Apr 8 2020
    Pitch Club Beaverton

    Pitch Club is a collaborative workshop for any entrepreneur with the desire to create and deliver a perfect pitch. Pitch Club will assist participants in sharpening their ability to communicate with investors including gaining insight on the types of questions potential investor will ask and the best way to answer them.

    Why do we pitch?

    To be successful, entrepreneurs need the ability to sell their product. Pitch Club will provide insight into perfecting how to talk about your business.

    Who facilitates Pitch Club?

    TiE has an extensive network of Charter Members. Many of our Charter Members have run successful businesses in the past and many are current Angel Investors. We curate curriculum and leadership from the pool of talent within our network because of a shared desire to mentor entrepreneurs.

    This month, Tom Kingsley, Successful Entrepreneur, TiE Charter Member, Mentor and Investor will lead the event.

    What to expect?

    Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation. (This can include a power point projection that will be presented from your computer.) Directly after pitching a 10 minute Q&A will take place with questions to the imaginary investors about the product and pitch.

    Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 9 2020
    Alchemy Remote Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated boot camp program to join us to learn about our program! We are currently teaching our program remotely, and live with our in person instruction by experienced software developers. So, we are doing our Open House remotely too!

    You need to launch Zoom on your computer and join us here:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upYoceqrrjwrN_uSm7zNwRd84e4Ong-r7A

    Meeting Password: 683795

    We look forward to meeting you!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported 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 a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

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

    Check out our blog on our site to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • PDXWIT BIPOC: Code Switching in Tech Virtual Event

    Zoom Webinar

    Zoom Webinar link: (https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MZ69MvJ2TXWPg8R0ezkpow) is required to gain entry to this event)

    This event is dedicated to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) currently seeking employment or working in the PDX metro area.

    Join PDXWIT and Instrument for an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet via a Zoom Webinar. Facilitators Amanda Lopez, of the PDXWIT Board along with panel speakers, Arielle Foldoe, Nancy Perez, Dianne Jarvis-Lumsden, Winnie Baker, and Ochuko Akpovbovbo will start with the definition of code switching. We’ll continue the conversation to cover how you can recognize it, as well as how code switching affects their day to day work lives in tech. Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MZ69MvJ2TXWPg8R0ezkpow

    Who should attend? The PDXWIT BIPOC group is a space dedicated to women and non-binary community who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). Although this event is open and an inclusive space for allies and supportive community, we ask that you please acknowledge before registering for this event that this is a specific space for those for whom the group is dedicated to, first and foremost.

    Agenda:

    6:00 p.m. - Webinar Open 6:15 p.m. - Introductions/Announcements 6:30 p.m. - Panel Begins 7:00 p.m. - Q&A 7:15 p.m. - Final Remarks 7:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

    Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in the 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
  • Friday
    Apr 10 2020
    Unlocking Blockchain for Business Leaders

    We will explore the future of blockchain technology and examine its longer-term implications for business. This overview will include:

    How blockchain and cryptocurrencies came into existence Debunking bitcoin myths/misunderstandings Introduction to the underlying distributed ledger technology Understanding the fundamental business problems solved by blockchain Discovering new business disruptions/opportunities Understanding the technology foundations of blockchain Application of blockchain to different industry segments: Healthcare Finance Supply Chain Energy Media/Marketing Start-ups Audience: This training overview is designed for non-technical business leaders who are tasked with making business decisions about leveraging blockchain technology within their organization. No knowledge of technology or coding is required to attend.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 13 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up Virtual Event
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    Online Event

    Registration Required Through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/or--portland/pdxwit/

    The Get Hired Up event scheduled for April 14 has been turned into Get Hired Up Week, April 13-17 and will be held virtually. The event is made possible by our host, Bumped!

    We'll host 6 sessions April 13-17 focusing on resume review, mock interviews and all will include a general Q&A. All sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack and will have a specific focus. Be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs.

    You can register for as many sessions as you like. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

    VOLUNTEERS are needed to participate. If you're interested, please select "Volunteer" in the registration process.

    Agenda:

    Arrive promptly as we'll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we'll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online.

    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
  • 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

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