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  • Monday
    Dec 9 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

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 10 2019
    PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner (Apply to Attend)

    Zapproved

    Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-diversity-dinner-apply-to-attend-tickets-79037087055) is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Marcus Carter, and Crystal Sincoff, and Zhou Fang.

    Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by completing this form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX2HwaaTXHyhzkaNlkrWeOpBWVetYRse1ICTN3_dTzjy4_IA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1. Applications are due by November 25th and the 10 invitees will be notified by December 2nd.

    Agenda: 6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food 6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins 8:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, we have all gender restrooms.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, we are ADA compliant.

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, we will have food provided and can offer gluten free and vegan options.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: No, we do not have on-site parking. There is usually plentiful street parking.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We have a main door and an elevator that lock at specific times. We will request that they remain open for the event.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: We have a bike room on our floor for approximately 10 bikes, if this gets full the building has parking on the 3rd floor. This is indoor parking with lockers. When parking here it is like parking on the street. There is not someone monitoring this area.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: There is a trolley that comes past our building, but it's by no means necessary.

    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
  • Portland OWASP Chapter Meeting: So You Want to Teach Security? Bully for You!

    Autodesk Inc

    This talk focuses on building a security curriculum and teaching it, whether individually, at the workplace or in academia. Start with the following question: Am I the right person to do it? A novice can be downright dangerous, while an expert who can't teach as useful as a waterproof teabag. Security education is the first line of defense, but who trains the trainers? Are students getting their money's worth? What differentiates your training from others? Join the speaker to share life lessons, funny anecdotes, and useful advice on lecturing, "curriculuming", and critiquing. Learn what it means to containerize a syllabus, deploy labs in a continuous integration-like environment using open source tools and why markdown is a better tool than PowerPoint for creating new content. Consider security textbooks as obsolete, "office hours" mandatory, and the impact of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). There will be a test at the end of the talk.

    Speaker: John L. Whiteman

    John is a product security expert and instructor at Intel in Oregon. He's also a part-time adjunct instructor teaching cybersecurity at the University of Portland. In a past life, John was a shipboard and classroom instructor in the United States Navy, training hundreds of sailors in the dark arts of passive sonar and torpedo countermeasure systems (in case the former didn't pan out). He also did a stint as a news director for a small radio station in Colorado. John has an M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and a B.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Maryland UC. He holds CISSP, CCSP and CEH security certifications. John blogs and loves to podcast for the OWASP chapter in Portland.

    Website
  • Good Glia: The increasing understanding of glial importance in brain function

    Vacasa

    Interested in learning more about the emerging understanding of glia in the brain? Dr. Kelly Monk, co-director of the Vollum Institute at OHSU will be sharing her research and highlighting the many functions glia are responsible, many of which are new discoveries.

    Website
  • OpenAPI and Java -- Portland Java User Group

    Portland Java User Group

    Topic: OpenAPI and Java

    OpenAPI is an essential building block for modern Java applications. OpenAPI has become the de facto standard for describing REST API's. Come learn about OpenAPI tools and libraries in the Java ecosystem.

    Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer in Portland Oregon. He works on platform systems at Twilio. He is passionate about Scala, code generators, and automated delivery pipelines.

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/PDXJUG/events/266931312/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 11 2019
    WeWork Labs Open House

    Custom House/WeWork

    WeWork Labs is a global platform to help early stage founders grow and scale their startups. The non-equity based program provides founders with access to mentors, investors, and resources.

    WeWork Labs Portland is opening its doors for the day to allow you to meet the founders and spend the day getting work done from the incredible Custom House.

    There is no RSVP link. Just show up and work.

    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
  • 5th Annual PDXWIT Celebration + Awards Ceremony Women + Tech Holiday Party

    Bumped

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-pdxwit-celebration-awards-ceremony-women-tech-holiday-party-tickets-75172203083] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us Wednesday, December 11th at Bumped for our 5th Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony!

    2019 has been another big year for the PDXWIT and we are thrilled to come together at bumped, for the FIFTH year, to celebrate the holidays and what we’ve accomplished. The theme of the event will be Celebrating our Community. In honor of our theme, Celebrating Community, our conversation starter for the night will be “How do you celebrate your community?”

    PDXWIT has teamed up with DivCarePDX to provide caregiver services for kids ages 2-13! We have a limited number of tickets available and if you would like to register your child for this event, please contact: hazel@pdxwit.org for information!

    We will also be hosting our annual Awards Program. PDXWIT will be honoring two individuals, Best Contributor and Best Speaker. If you or someone you know has been working hard to make PDXWIT a success or spoken at one of our events, please submit your nominations by November 20th. The Best Contributor award will be selected in advance by a panel, and finalists for the Best Speaker Award will perform runoff Lightning Talks at the Holiday Party. The winner will be selected by you all via text-to-vote live at the event!

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short program to hear from our sponsors and introduce and announce awards.

    During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

    An activity table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

    Table topics to help break the ice.

    A section for job seekers and those hiring to ensure people get connected.

    A #GiveGuide table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support PDXWIT that evening.

    Agenda:

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

    6:30 p.m. - Introductions and Awards

    7:30 p.m. - Additional networking and celebration of our community

    8:00 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: There is parking under the building and across the street, but it is not free. If you have anything that needs to be dropped off, there is a loading dock that you can use to load/unload, but no parking is available down there.

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

    A: The elevators are the only way up to the suite. They will be unlocked during event hours.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes, the location is right off of several bus lines as well as the max line.

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No. We ask that you leave your furry friend at 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
  • HCD Holiday/2019 Wrap Party

    We're finishing out 2019 having collectively presented roughly 85 human-centered events. Let's celebrate with a Human-centered Community Gathering!

    Join Portland’s human-centered groups who are passionate about HCD principles and how they can change the way we work and live.

    You’ll have an opportunity to: Meet and share insights with folks across the many fields that intersect in HCD in Portland

    Shape this community by giving feedback on a few ideas we have been working on for 2020 on how to bring the human-centered communities closer together.

    Some of the groups that will be there include:

    • OpenIDEO - Portland Chapter
    • PDX Design Research Group
    • Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup
    • Portland Community Design Thinkers
    • Service Design PDX
    • UX Book Club

    Other Good Stuff

    We'll be setting up until 5:30 or so. Doors open around 5:45.

    The entrance on 7th Ave is ADA-compliant. If you have any accommodation requests, please email matthew@pdxhcd.org in advance of the event to discuss.

    We support introverts, extroverts, and everyone in-between at this event. Don’t be shy, or do - either way, join the fun and help shape our community!

    This event is sponsored by Studio VO, Concrete, and WeWork Labs Portland. Thanks, y'all!

    Want to know more about the human-centered disciplines in Portland? You're in the right place.

    Website
  • OregonSQL - Reid Havens - Demystifying Chart Types and Report Design Principles in Power BI

    Reid Havens Demystifying Chart Types and Report Design Principles in Power BI

    Failing to deliver a well-designed Power BI Report can be a common reporting pitfall. What good is quality data if it is not presented in a way that is meaningful or easily understood? Someone without any prior knowledge should be able to quickly understand a report without explanation and be quickly drawn to the key elements you want them to view. This talk will walk through many elements of bad report design. Learn about visual cues and how certain chart types can convey data more accurately than others. Also, learn about the basic dos and don’ts of report design and layout, using easy-to-learn techniques that bring data to life.

    Paul Turley Preview: A Best Practice Guide and Checklist for Power BI Projects

    Whether designing moderate-scale reports for a few business users or large-scale solutions with loads of data for an entire corporation, this session provides best practice guidance for the essential components of Power BI projects. Power BI is a very flexible platform with an vast range of options and often overwhelming design choices. We will discuss recommended practices to manage datasets and reports for team collaboration, version control, query optimization for scale, data modeling design patterns, measure design, dataset certification and governance. We will conclude with a complete checklist of important items to ensure project success.

    Website
  • Portland Perl Mongers - monthly meetup

    Lucky Labrador Tap Room

    Bring your coding projects or puzzles to share.

    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
    Dec 12 2019
    #FullStackPDX : December : Critique

    AltSource HQ

    Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

    Website
  • Simple X Mixer

    Business & Leadership: Blazing the Trail to Success About this Event REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

    See More Ticketing Information Details Below

    Simple X Mixer highlights Black Leaders and Entrepreneurs. To Wrap up the end of the year we wanted to go BIG and host our event at Daimler HQ in Swan Island. The theme of the event is Blazing the Trail to Success, and both our panelists will share powerful stories that shaped them to be influential leaders. Tracy Mack-Askew of DTNA and Libra Forde of SEI, although in very different industries share the drive and passion to lead.

    Come connect with black professionals, hear amazing stories and enjoy food/beverages at the Simple X Mixer.

    ~This Event is for Black Professionals and Allies~

    About our guests: Tracy Mack-Askew

    Tracy Mack-Askew has made a name for herself at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), a $15B heavy duty, class 6-8 OEM truck and tractor manufacturer. She was first hired as the Vice President of Engineering of the Thomas Built Buses (TBB) OEM subsidiary of DTNA where she established the strategic mission, vision, and engineering culture of the organization. Under her leadership, she introduced a suite of safety technologies into the TBB product that became a significant enabler in driving increased sales for the business. Her success in this role led to her becoming Managing Director of HD Vocational Platform Development, where she oversees and promotes excellence across the full vocational segment.

    Libra Forde

    Libra is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Self Enhancement Inc., the second largest minority agency in Oregon. SEI provides culturally specific services for underrepresented youth and families in the Portland metro area. Libra's education leadership experience spans over 18 years to include leading the grassroots movement in 2007 for the first hybrid k-12 charter school in Hawaii which is now the largest charter in Hawaii. As a former pro athlete and business owner, Libra champions elite personal behavior. She uses her education and experiences to cultivate effective goal setting that is manageable and sustainable.

    ~Ticketing Information~ NAME YOUR OWN PRICE

    WE WANT TO MAKE THE EVENT AFFORDABLE, BUT ALSO HOLD OUR GUESTS ACCOUNTABLE. Limited Seating. Get your ticket before it's too late!

    Event hosted by: Daimler Trucks North America

    A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS!

    Daimler Trucks North America & Black Portland


    Simple X Mixer Highlights Black Leaders and Entrepreneurs. Website: www.SimpleXMixer.com

    Linkedin: Simple X

    Instagram: @SimpleXSeries

    YouTube: Simple X Series

    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
    Dec 13 2019
    PDX Founders Resiliency Group 12/13/20 12-1:30PM

    Hi All!

    We are holding our monthly meeting of the PDX Founders Resiliency group on Friday December 13th at WeWork Labs 12-1:30pm.

    There are many forums that speak to the blocking and tackling of creating and leading business. The intent of this group is to offer an environment where the emotional aspects of the entrepreneur’s journey can be shared and supported. In this supportive and confidential space, founders can speak their truth, get support and develop resiliency in the face of uncertainty and challenge.

    All are welcome at any stage. Free, but bring your own lunch.

    WeWork Labs Custom House 220 NW 8th Ave, PDX.

  • Advanced Command Line: Learn Grep and Bash Shortcuts

    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
  • Advanced Command Line: File Management

    Free Geek

    People think that only wizards can type a bunch of letters into a single line and make stuff appear. In our File Management class, we want to show that you can do that too!

    This class will teach you how directory entries and file information is handled.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics

    Website
  • Open Hack Night!

    Every Second Friday is Open Hack Night here at ^H. Come hangout with us at the most happening (and productive) place in town! Hackerspace activities encompass Hardware, Software, Crafting/Textiles, all the Realities (Real, Virtual and Augmented), Infosec, Audio/Video, Cryptocurrencies, Gaming, you name it - if it's technology then it's in scope. Our Hackerspace is a place where people with an interest in computing or technology can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. There is plenty of table space, bandwidth and 3D printers (for those looking to try that out). Bring your ideas, works in progress, or something to show off. We'll see you there!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 14 2019
    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
  • AWS re:Invent 2019 Recap

    AWS re:Invent is coming up soon in Las Vegas December 2nd - 6th in 2019. Here's more info about the conference https://reinvent.awsevents.com/

    In this Meetup, I'm planning to recap my sessions and share my interviews with other attendees. If videos and slides are available publicly in time, I'll share them as well.

    Here's my current schedule 1. Finding a needle in a haystack: Use AI to transform content management 2. AWS Certification Exam Readiness: Machine Learning - Specialty 3. Get started with AWS DeepRacer 4. Build accurate training datasets with Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth 5. Build an engaging Alexa skill with Cake Walk 6. Cluster adverse events with Amazon Comprehend Medical & Amazon SageMaker 7. Deep learning applications with PyTorch, featuring Freshworks 8. Building predictive applications with IoT and machine learning

    Everyone is welcome to learn or share their experiences.

    Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

    Website
  • Social Media Privacy

    Free Geek

    Are you one of the one billion people using Facebook today?

    With news of companies like Cambridge Analytica, we are increasingly aware of how our personal lives and contact information are used by social media companies. Now it's time to get educated and protect ourselves!

    Join Free Geek for a deep dive into what you need to know to use social media like Facebook as privately as possible.

    Website
  • Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi

    Free Geek

    Space is limited! Please register only if you are committed to attending.

    Become a DIY DJ with Raspberry Pi! Come tinker with us using the Raspberry Pi, a powerful open source micro-computer that is revolutionizing the DIY landscape. By writing code and building circuits, you will create and customize a simple DJ push pad (much like the controllers used to make electronic music).

    All necessary equipment is provided for class, but if you'd like to take it home, you can purchase a kit at the Free Geek Store!

    Recommended Prerequisites: Anatomy of a Computer (call 503-232-9350 to register)

    Website
  • Sunday
    Dec 15 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
  • Monday
    Dec 16 2019
    Jingle All the A.I., Holiday Bash - hosted by Google Cloud, Vacasa, and Manceps

    Vacasa

    IMPORTANT: In addition to the meetup, please officially register at the link below, as space will be limited!!!

    https://events.withgoogle.com/portland-jingle-all-the-ai-holiday-bash-2019-hosted-by-google-cloud-for-startups-and-vacasa/

    Jingle All the A.I. Holiday Party Monday, Dec 16, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Vacasa 850 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    Google, Vacasa, and Manceps present our first annual Jingle All The A.I. Holiday Bash. Come join us for a night of food, festivities, learning and fun. We’ll also be opening up our Stock Market Prediction Lab for your chance to Beat the Bots….and win a drone!

    In addition to Portland’s community of A.I. and Machine Learning experts, we have a fascinating panel of executive guests from some of the most innovative companies in town! They will be sharing how they’re implementing machine learning at their respective companies, lessons learned and what they’re looking forward to.

    Our panelists include:

    • Aaron Raddon - CTO at Lytics
    • Gordon Ferlitsch - CTO at AllMed Healthcare
    • Scott Sutton - VP of Revenue Operations at Zoominfo/DiscoverOrg
    • Adam Miller-Howard - VP of Product Strategy at Smarsh
    • Eric Mann - Director of Engineering and Data Products at Vacasa

    Andrew Ferlitsch from the Google Developer Relations team will also share the latest updates on how AI/ML technologies are evolving and how state-of-the-art solutions are deployed in production in 2020.

    Here’s our agenda:

    • 5:30 - 6:15 - Happy hour and Stock Market Prediction Hands-On Lab Competition.
    • 6:15 - 7:00 - Panel Discussion: AI in the Real World.
    • 7:00 - 7:45 - Technical Presentation: ML in production.
    • 7:45 - 8:30 - More cocktails and we’ll announce the winner of our Stock Market Prediction Lab.

    *Drinks and Snacks will be provided. All are invited. Holiday sweaters encouraged.

    Register - HERE! https://events.withgoogle.com/portland-jingle-all-the-ai-holiday-bash-2019-hosted-by-google-cloud-for-startups-and-vacasa/

    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 - December

    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.

  • 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
    Dec 17 2019
    Web Development 1

    Free Geek

    Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us at Free Geek for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 18 2019
    Jr Dev Meetup- Marisa Morsby on Building Smart Cities with Tech

    Vacasa

    Follow us on Twitter @pdx_jr_devs or message pdx.jr.devs@gmail.com to be notified about upcoming events. Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

    Website
  • 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
    Dec 19 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!

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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!

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  • Programming with JavaScript 1

    Free Geek

    No prior experience in programming required!

    This class is an introduction to the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript language. While we use JavaScript, the ideas learned in the class are transferable to all programming languages. By the end of this class, you will:

    Understand key concepts in programming Understand what JavaScript is and how it is used Know where to go to learn more about JavaScript

    Recommended Prerequisites: Web Development 1, typing skills

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  • 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
    Dec 20 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
  • Hardware Basics 2

    Free Geek

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

    No prior knowledge is necessary, but we recommend taking Fundamentals of a Computer Technician and Hardware Basics 1 first.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Fundamentals of a Computer Technician & Hardware Basics 1

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  • Saturday
    Dec 21 2019
    Fundamentals of a Computer Technician

    Free Geek

    ESD, bad caps, li-ion, what do they all mean!? Working with electronics can be dangerous for both you and the computer, smartphone, or fancy appliance. Fundamentals of a Computer Technician overviews safety procedures and best practices of how to handle your devices so that you can work on any electronic project!

    Next Step: Hardware Basics 1

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  • Hardware Basics 2

    Free Geek

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

    No prior knowledge is necessary, but we recommend taking Fundamentals of a Computer Technician and Hardware Basics 1 first.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Fundamentals of a Computer Technician & Hardware Basics 1

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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
  • 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
  • Holiday Scams - And How to Avoid Them!

    Free Geek

    Is the gingerbread man after your dough? Is Rudolph after your bucks? Holiday scams can be hard to spot, so this year apply all the knowledge we've got! Take this class so you don't feel like a rookie, stop on by for some info and a cookie!

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

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