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  • Started Friday
    Oct 18 2019
    Portland Retro Gaming Expo
    through
    Oregon Convention Center
    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 19 2019
    AI/ML Unconference

    Puppet

    We're hosting an unconference focused on finding ways to use AI and machine learning to improve the lives of everyone in the community on October 19, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

    Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are predicted to affect aspects of every business, government agency and organization. In order to understand, better use and control these technologies and changes. We ran a similar event a year and a half ago and everyone got a lot out of it. Many things have changed since then and many issues are the same. Let's figure out where we stand.

    This will be a great way to meet others in the community and discuss related topics of interest and concern.

    Get your ticket today. There is a small fee that will go towards lunch and supplies. Any extra funds will be donated to a local non-profit.

    Website
  • Full-Stack Developer - What Should You Know?

    In a world in an ever-changing software development languages, which career path do you choose and how do you stay current on the latest trends?

    How about becoming a full-stack developer? As a full-stack wizard, you get your hands on many technologies and languages in the front-end, middleware, and backend.

    In the Meetup, I'll share a plan on how you can get started to become a full-stack developer within a year. I'll cover the basics of HTML5, CSS, React, JavaScript, APIs, Python, and SQL.

    Everyone is welcome to come share their software development journey.

    Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • 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
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • Using WiFi Securely: What Should I Know?

    Free Geek

    Do you use wi-fi? Probably. Most people do! But do you use wi-fi in a secure way? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ How can you tell? In this Free Geek workshop, learn how to use wi-fi securely when in public, and the essentials of protecting your home wi-fi network.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Started Friday
    Oct 18 2019
    Portland Retro Gaming Expo
    through
    Oregon Convention Center
    Website
  • Sunday
    Oct 20 2019
    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
    Oct 21 2019
    PDXWIT Presents: Volunteer Info Night

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-volunteer-info-night-tickets-62891285528] is required to gain entry to this event

    Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our Fall volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

    PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

    Agenda:

    6pm p.m. - Doors open

    6:15 p.m. - Event begins

    Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

    Provide overview of:

    PDXWIT Goals

    Volunteer Program and Agreement

    Different types of volunteer roles

    Example of some of the regular teams

    Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

    Answer questions

    8 pm - 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 available but plenty of street parking.

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

    A: The door to the building will be unlocked. Attendees should enter from our only entrance on 10th, across the street from Powell's and use the elevator or stairs to come to our space on the second floor.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: There are a few secured bike parking spots on the second floor

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes, the streetcar stops right in front of the building.

    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
  • 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
  • UX Happy Hour - October

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

    Venue note: For fall we're still meeting at the food cart pod at 11th and SE Madison. We'll be in the west area of the pod with the covered picnic tables, behind most of the food trucks. The pod has a beer cart and many food options - come enjoy dinner with us!

    It may be a bit rainy, but it shouldn't be too cold plus there are covered areas to sit with heaters! See you there.

  • Learn About the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) and Record Requests!

    Note: This meeting starts at 6:30 PM, later than our normal time. Doors will be monitored for access until 6:40 PM. If you arrive after that time, please post a note to the meeting page on Meetup, and we'll work to respond and let you in.

    Reporters regularly bring us breaking news about government activities, including acts of malfeasance. They, of course, get tips from sources but also rely greatly on information found in public records requests. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted in 1966 to make government more transparent so journalists and the general public could hold the government accountable for its actions.

    Surprisingly, though, the news media accounts for less than 10% of all FOIA requests![1] The largest three categories of requestors are businesses, individuals, and law firms, but other groups, such as universities and non-profits, also file requests.

    The basic purpose of the act is to ensure an informed citizenry, which is vital to the functioning of a democratic society. While FOIA only applies to federal records, each state has its own laws and processes related to public records, and Oregon is no exception.

    Getting started in submitting public records requests can be intimidating. What exactly is a public record, and how does an individual request one? Are there fees involved? What options are available if a request is denied?

    The people at Lucy Parsons Labs have filed many requests for records, uncovering corruption and other wrongdoing in the Chicago area, and are willing to share their experiences and expertise with us! At this meeting, LPL's Community Organizing Chair will speak to us via teleconference and share tools and tips for submitting requests so we can keep government agencies both transparent and accountable to the people.

    Join us for a great presentation and discussion about FOIA and public records requests! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

    Schedule: 6:20 PM: Doors 6:30 PM: Introductions 6:35 PM: Presentation

    Speaker bio:

    Lucy Parsons Labs is a charitable Chicago-based collaboration between data scientists, transparency activists, artists, and technologists that sheds light on the intersection of digital rights and on-the-streets issues.

    1. Schouten, Cory (March 17, 2017). "Who files the most FOIA requests? It's not who you think". Columbia Journalism Review: https://www.cjr.org/analysis/foia-report-media-journalists-business-mapper.php

    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
  • Dorkbot PDX

    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.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 22 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 - Pregame Your Business

    Pregame Your Business

    You have a business plan, but do you have a game plan? Find out how Pregame has reinvented business strategy for entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators. Founder and author Ciara Pressler will share the new best practices for growth in your business, marketing, and more.

    Pregame is the new HQ for entrepreneurs and experienced executives to accelerate their business growth. Like a gym for your goals, daily sessions in business strategy, marketing, sales, and more, give you unlimited opportunities to pump up your strategy and overcome your obstacles. Find out more at www.pregamehq.com

    Website
  • Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

    The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

    Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

    Website
  • Founders Live PDX

    Graybox

    We are back at it again on Tuesday, October 22nd. Another great night of networking, 5 awesome fast-paced (startup) pitches, plus some good food and drink to boot.

    We return to Graybox, our new and most amazing venue. If you missed last month, you don't want to miss this next one! A unique and intimate setting that includes outdoor space overlooking the city. Very cool!

    FREE TICKETS through Friday 9/27.

    Website
  • [Programming 101] Oct 22nd - Oct 30th
    through
    PDX Code Guild

    Transform Your Career

    Whether you’re seeking a job in tech or preparing to launch your own business, PDX Code Guild will give you the skills you need to achieve your goals.

    Creating incredible projects starts with learning the fundamentals of programming languages. By the end of this 2-week course, you’ll be writing your first python programs and have a basic understanding of various data types. This is the perfect opportunity for those preparing to start the Full Stack Bootcamp, or those considering applying for the program.

    About the Course Location: PDX Code Guild campus: 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, Portland, OR 97201 Start date: October 22nd Cost: $15.00 Class Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs: October 22nd, 23rd, 24th Mon, Tues, Wed: Oct 28th, 29th, 30th (No class on Thurs 10/31) Time: 6:30-9:30pm

    What to bring: Bring your laptop pre-loaded with the following programs: Python 3.6 or 3.7 (https://www.python.org/downloads/) Atom (https://atom.io/)

    What to expect in terms of workload: Most students can get everything done in class. There may be a small amount of homework for those newer to the concepts taught, but plenty of support to help you through it!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: Do I need my own laptop? A: Yes, you will need to provide your own laptop.

    Q: I won't be able to attend all of the classes. Should I still register? A: Since there are only 6 classes, missing one could cause you to get behind in the material. If you have questions about this we’re happy to answer on a case by case basis by emailing lisa@pdxcodeguild.com.

    Q: The dates offered don’t fit my schedule, will there be more classes offered in the future? A: Yes, we’re regularly posting new class dates. Typically we offer 2 start dates per month.

    Q: I registered for the class but can’t find the confirmation email. A: Feel free to email lisa@pdxcodguild.com and we’ll confirm the order came through properly.

    Contact Info: Please feel free to contact us with questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! Phone: (503) 444-8836 E-mail: lisa@pdxcodeguild.com

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 23 2019
    Junior Tech Talent + Startup Hiring Event

    This is a FREE event. This is not your typical job fair. No booths, no resumes, just personal connections with like-minded people. Each company has one-minute to pitch to job seekers (who you are and what you're hiring for) Each candidate has one-minute to pitch to companies (who you are, what you're excited to bring to the table, what you're hoping to get out of your next role, why companies should hire you)

    We will have a lineup of vetted talent consisting of junior developers and college students with technical and non-technical backgrounds. Candidates are seeking internships/apprenticeships, project-based work and entry-level positions. Companies consist of startups and emerging and high-growth tech companies.

    The format for this event was designed with a few things in mind: minimized risk, cost, and time for the founder; pre-vetted, talented folks who were prepared and ready to pitch to companies; a safe, fun environment for job seekers to learn about the startup community and learn what it takes to be a sought after employee.

    Website
  • 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
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: Women of Color in Tech

    Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-70668811317) is required to gain entry to this event

    Have you ever gone above and beyond your job role only to feel emotionally drained? These days, emotional labor is all-inclusive. Being expected to do things for free in order to get the job done while keeping your emotions in check all fall under emotional labor. Join us at the Port of Portland while we explore and discuss ways of lifting women up and creating a support group at work.

    Moderated by Priscilla Lim from Port of Portland and speakers Tanya Webb, from Puppet, and Tara Zaremba from the city of Seattle, this panel will discuss different types of emotional labor in the workplace, race and how it affects people of color, and cultural norms and stereotypes that are happening in the workplace.

    Who should attend? The PDXWIT Women of Color in Tech 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 in which the group is dedicated to first and foremost.

    Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking 6:15 p.m. - Introductions 6:30 p.m. - Panel Begins and Q&A 7:15 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: We have parking garages (airport long term and short term parking) that are not free but we will validate parking at the event (so parking will be free). Event attendees may park in either.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Attendees will need to access the elevator to the Port’s HQ office either via the parking garage north tunnel (either garage—the elevator is at the far east end). There is a south tunnel, but it does not provide access the event. The the 1st floor main entrance is another option and is reachable either via taking the long term parking garage elevators down to it or from a front door entrance.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: You can find detailed information at https://www.flypdx.com/BicycleResources.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Public Transportation to the PDX is very easy, especially via the MAX (red line).

    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
  • AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Tech Hiring Insights: A Discussion with Experts in the Silicon Forest

    Smarsh

    Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/264541629/

    As the Silicon Forest continues to grow, we turn to hiring authorities in the tech community for answer son how to navigate everything from IT management struggles like retention and hiring, to the effects of the latest technology trends on your career path. Our panelists have a combined 25+ years in tech and are excited to share their experiences and answer questions.

    Panelists:

    -- Neil Hefty, Talent Solutions Director at ProFocus Technology, an Inc. 500 Staffing and Consulting Company.
    -- Chris Miller, VP of Human Resources at Smarsh, the leading provider of data archiving solutions. Helping organizations capture content, reveal risk and provide insights and opportunity for a proper response.
    -- Lauren Shey, HR Generalist at Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner providing cloud migration, AWS-based IoT, and Mobile solutions.

    Agenda:

    6:00-6:30 Networking/Food/Drinks/Door Prizes
    6:30-7:05 Panelist Presentations
    7:05-7:40 Breakout Discussions with Presenters
    7:40-8:00 Report Out and Wrap Up

    This special event is made possible by platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/) with space provided by Smarsh (https://www.smarsh.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at agilepdx.org or come chat with us at the event!

    Additional Information:

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible via the entrance to Pacific Center on 6th Ave.

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Contact an event facilitator for further information.

    Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event? A: Food & Drink provided by ProFocus. GF/DF/V options available.

    Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue? A: If you can get to Pioneer Courthouse Square, you can get to this event! Trimet serves the area very well. Parking is available nearby in many paid lots. Parking validation will not be provided.

    Q: How do I enter the building? A: Enter the Pacific Center building on 6th Ave, near Water Ave Coffee (in the adjoining building)

    This event is inclusive and open to all.

    Website
  • Rust Hack Night

    Join your comrade Rustaceans at the Portland Rust Hack Night!

    An evening of Rust hacking and unstructured discussion at Mozilla's Portland office. All welcome, from beginners to experts.

    Among other things, we'll have a show of hands for people looking for help on Rust projects, and people interested in volunteering on a project, to see if we can't pair some folks up. If you've got a project, now's the time to get it into shape for collaboration!

    There will be food! Let us know beforehand if you have any dietary restrictions.

    Website
  • PDX OSGeo Monthly meeting

    Monthly meeting of the Portland open source GIS group. Projects big and small are usually presented monthly along with rousing conversation and discussion. All are welcome, no need to RSVP - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers so bring your ideas and questions!

    This month our special guest is Jackson Voelkel, a Health Data Analyst on Kaiser Permanente’s GIS Team as well as an Adjunct Professor of Geography at Portland State University. He focuses on developing infrastructure for and performing advanced spatial analytics across healthcare, environment, urban planning, utilities, and econometrics. Jack will be joining us to talk about all this PostGIS (and Postgres), so come ready with all your favorite spatial database questions.

    We'll also cover the latest happenings in geodata, upcoming geoevents and bring your own geo-show and tell, so if you see something interesting in your geo-travels be sure to bring it along to share!

    As always, there will be pizza! And BYOB is always welcome.

    Our mailing list is here drop us a line with any questions: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgeo

    Website
  • Bayesian Deep Learning

    Alchemy Code Lab

    As you know this is more of group discussion meetup where we get together to discuss what we are learning, interested in, stumped by, curious about, etc...

    This month I propose we talk about Bayesian Deep Learning and study the materials from Yarin Gal's presentation at MLSS Moscow 2019 http://bdl101.ml

    There wont be a presentation. Instead I encourage you to read over the materials, try out some experiments and come share your findings and experiences. I have lots of questions about when/where it is useful and what kind of future it may have. I'm looking forward to hearing your questions and thoughts.

    All levels of experience and backgrounds are welcome so don't be shy. We all learn from each other.

    Also, if you have ideas for topics you'd like to see in future meetings please let me know. Thanks.

    Website
  • 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
    Oct 24 2019
    One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • 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
  • Command Line: Text Processing

    Free Geek

    This class shows understanding of how text content are handled within the input/output as well as files.

    Goal of class: Know in high-level view how input/output are handled

    Redirect input/output to a file instead of the standard Redirect input/output in shell from one program to another Understand the grep, sed and awk commands to search and replace file contents Understand the basic of regex and its relevance Understand the basic of cryptography and its relevance

    Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics, Command Line File Management

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  • #FullStackPDX : October : Critique

    AltSource HQ

    Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

    Website
  • PDX Python and Pyladies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night

    New Relic

    Come join us for Pythonic Talks!

    This month:

    • GeoPy and RadInterp: Creative climate data analysis with Python by Dmitri Kalashnikov

    Dmitri is a Masters student in the Climate Science Lab at Portland State University, a NASA-funded researcher, and a recent convert to the Python language and ecosystem. In this talk you'll learn about alternative tooling available in Python for analysis of climate data, becoming a Python programmer, and most importantly - having fun doing it!

    • Memoization and Other Techniques for improving code speed - preparing for Advent of Code by Chris Freeman

    Advent of Code is coming December 1. Will your code solve the puzzle in 15 seconds or less? Memoization and other techniques for improving code speed will be presented. A short list of puzzle pitfalls will be included.

    Chris is a freelance computer engineer and software developer. In his spare time, he can be found working on Project Euler problems or answering Python question on Treehouse Community forum....

    Join us afterward at Bailey's Upper Lip 720 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205 to continue the discussion over a beverage.

    Do you have something you'd like to share? Email us (info@pdxpython.io).

    Join us on our Slack and on #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

    PDX Python on Twitter (http://twitter.com/pdxpython)

    Portland Python Web Site (http://pdxpython.io/)

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  • 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 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
    Oct 25 2019
    BSides PDX 2019
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researcher.

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  • Hardware Basics 1 -- 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
  • Founders Emotional Support Group

    We doing the first gathering of the Founders Emotional Support group on Friday July 25th at WeWork Labs 12-1:30pm. The intent of this group is to offer an environment where the emotional aspects of the entrepreneur's journey can be shared and supported. All are welcome at any stage. If there is sufficient interest, this may turn into a monthly meeting. Bring your own lunch.

  • AgilePDX Westside: How to coach for Servant-Leadership

    Coaching is one of the most powerful tools used in agile. And yet... being a great coach is much harder than it seems. This month at the west-side cafe, we are going to discuss coaching in relationship to servant leadership. We will ask ourselves: As a team member, SM, etc how do we coach those who need coaching and may not realize (or admit it)?

    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.

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  • Saturday
    Oct 26 2019
    WWCode Portland: Kubernetes Workshop

    Bumped

    An Eventbrite ticket is required to participate in this workshop

    Women Who Code Portland is holding a Kubernetes workshop!

    Kubernetes has the reputation of being a complex system with a steep learning curve. We will see that it is, indeed, a complex system, but that it is possible to tame its most essential features in just a few hours. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn about Kubernetes and its key concepts, both in theory (we will become familiar with all the things evoked in the previous paragraph) and in practice (we will know how to use them to deploy and scale our applications).

    This workshop is for developers, system administrators, and architects alike: anyone who needs to interact with a Kubernetes cluster, or who wants to understand practical Kubernetes concepts in order to design scalable applications.

    This is what we will do:

    • See what a containerized application looks like
    • Learn about Kubernetes concepts, architecture, and network model
    • Interact with a Kubernetes cluster with the kubectl CLI
    • Create deployments, pods, services, daemon sets, and more
    • Implement high availability and load balancing for our services
    • Export and import YAML description of Kubernetes resources
    • Deploy new releases of our application without downtime
    • ... and some more!

    EVENT COST:

    The event cost is $12 for participants and includes lunch. Scholarships: If you are a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance, we have full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application here (https://forms.gle/EFjfHWHgBayNihaU8). There will be no refunds for this event. If you cannot attend, you can email us to transfer the ticket to another attendee, or we can add it to our scholarship pool.

    AGENDA

    • 9:30am - Doors Open + Check-In
    • 9:45am - Welcome from WWCode Portland & Bumped
    • 10:00 am- K8s
    • 12:30pm - Lunch
    • 1:00pm – K8s
    • 4:30pm - Wrap up

    PREREQUISITES

    To make the most out of this workshop, you should be comfortable with the UNIX command line (be able to SSH into a remote machine, navigate directories, edit files with vi or a similar editor), and have basic knowledge of containers.

    It's not necessary to be a Docker expert, but ideally, you'll have already built and run a container image (for instance with docker build and docker run).

    If you don't have much experience with containers but still want to attend, we suggest that you catch up by following the "Hands-on Learning" tutorials on https://training.play-with-docker.com/ops-stage1/, for instance. (Other tutorials are good too!)

    OUR HOST

    Bumped 111 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor, Portland

    PARKING/COMMUTE

    Bumped is right off of Green, Yellow & Orange MAX lines There are also many parking structures near by (like City Center Parking etc)

    CODE OF CONDUCT

    Women Who Code (WWCode) is 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, or socioeconomic status. 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. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

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  • Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

    The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

    Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

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  • Design your own Video Game

    Free Geek

    Are you an aspiring video game designer? Or do you just love video games and want to learn more about what goes into making one?

    Take a journey through the process of designing your own video game from the first stages of character design all the way through editing and adding in sound effects!

    This class gives you an overview of the free open source software that will help you make a video game. Explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, character design and storytelling.

    Website
  • ***Spanish*** Getting Started with Your Free Geek Computer

    Free Geek

    Teacher: Daisy Calvert, Mark Bolden, Veronica Young, Brandon Burnett Maximum students: 8

    These classes help volunteers setup and use their new Ubuntu-based computers. Volunteers who take these classes receive one year of free tech support from Free Geek!* Along with volunteers in the adoption program, hardware grant recipients, thrift store shoppers and community members are also welcome to sign up, although we recommend you consider our Using Ubuntu Linux class instead.

    *Free tech support void if you make major modifications to your computer or change the operating system.

  • Monday
    Oct 28 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.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 29 2019
    OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner 2019

    It’s like the Oscars, but with less glam and more grit.

    Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner for Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event. OEN will select finalists and a winner in seven categories—Battle of the Schools, Bootstrap Stage, Early Stage, Development Stage, Growth Stage, Entrepreneurial Achievement and Game Changer.

    The winner from each category will be announced on October 29, 2019, during the awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.

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  • Donut.js October 2019

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:45 — Injoong Yoon — From Script to Screen: Applying the Rules of Screenwriting to Write Better Code
    • 7:00 — 10-minute break
    • 7:10 — Sara Bahmanyar — Flying Cars are Not for Everyone: Public Transit Depictions in Science Fiction and Futuristic Media
    • 7:25 — 10-minute break
    • 7:35 — Sumita Mukund — How Reality TV Inspired me to Learn UX
    • 7:50 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
    • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
    • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Delicious Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
    • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. In September, October, and November, we are raising money for Proud Ground, whose mission is to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers.

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  • RainSec - Portland Information Security Professionals

    Lucky Lab Brew Pub

    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.

    Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 30 2019
    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!

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  • Thursday
    Oct 31 2019
    One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • 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
  • 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
    Nov 1 2019
    Oregon Data Community Data Mastery Sessions

    PCC - Climb Center

    Register at this link for any of the sessions!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-data-2019-special-event-the-data-mastery-sessions-tickets-71192854745

    November 2019 SQL Mastery Sessions Friday, November 1, 2019

    A FULL day of training offered the day before SQLSaturday Oregon. 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

    PCC CLIMB Center 1626 SE Water Ave Portland, OR 97214

    Introduction to T-SQL Queries Kathi Kellenberger

    Leveling up with PowerShell for the DBA Ben Miller

    Total Server Performance Tuning Erik Darling

    Next Level Power BI Solutions Paul Turley

    Introduction to T-SQL Queries Kathi Kellenberger

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  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • Hardware Basics 1 -- 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
  • 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.

    Website

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