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  • Sunday
    May 27 2018
    ML4ALL
    through
    The Bossanova Ballroom

    ML4ALL is a two day conference​ focusing on machine learning, to be held in Portland, Oregon on May 27-29, 2018.

    The goal of the ML4ALL Conference​ is to make applied machine learning accessible to the average software developer​ or enthusiast.

    We believe that machine learning should be viewed as a core competency for software developers, and will be a pervasive and essential aspect of almost all human-computer interaction in the near future.

    The ML4ALL community wishes democratize machine learning​, highlighting smaller and more mundane use cases, bringing the technology out of the ivory towers​ of top tier tech companies and universities, and into the hands of everyday developers.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Sunday
    May 27 2018
    ML4ALL
    through
    The Bossanova Ballroom

    ML4ALL is a two day conference​ focusing on machine learning, to be held in Portland, Oregon on May 27-29, 2018.

    The goal of the ML4ALL Conference​ is to make applied machine learning accessible to the average software developer​ or enthusiast.

    We believe that machine learning should be viewed as a core competency for software developers, and will be a pervasive and essential aspect of almost all human-computer interaction in the near future.

    The ML4ALL community wishes democratize machine learning​, highlighting smaller and more mundane use cases, bringing the technology out of the ivory towers​ of top tier tech companies and universities, and into the hands of everyday developers.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 28 2018
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

    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.

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Tuesday
    May 29 2018
    Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Crystal Martin

    Online Webinar

    Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the last Tuesday of the month.

    Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

    Link to join the Zoom event: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134.

    SCHEDULE

    4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intro from Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode
    4:05 – 4:25 PM – Crystal shares her tech journey
    4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

    OUR SPEAKER

    Crystal is a Salesforce Development Consultant at Slalom, a Co-Organizer of Strange Loop Conference, and diversity in tech/business advocate. As a Detroit Public Schools graduate, Crystal is passionate about equal access to education at all levels. She came to St. Louis as a 2010 Teach For America Corps Member and taught middle school math in St. Louis Public Schools for four years. After her time in the classroom, she wanted to explore a career that would allow her to bring together her love for creativity, science, and community and technology was just that! Crystal likes to call herself a “developing developer”, she’s a lifetime learner and is currently digging into JavaScript and Salesforce and fighting the patriarchy and imposter syndrome one key stroke at a time. She holds a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Michigan State University and an M.Ed. in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which goes to show, college degrees matter, but they really don’t.

    {short} CODE OF CONDUCT

    By dialing in to this event, you agree to our 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, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

    Website
  • Do You Want to be a part of a Music Community and Learn the Guitar?

    Have fun with our community and share your musical experience. Garrett will teach and perform some guitar too!

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

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

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

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

    Join us at TVF&R Station 67 in Beaverton every Saturday at 11 AM for Music/Art and 1 PM for Science/Tech.

    Website
  • RainSec

    Lucky Labrador 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.

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

    Follow @PDXRainSec for updates.

    This event is also on meetup.com. Invite your friends!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 30 2018
    Programming with Python 2

    Free Geek

    Level 2. Perfect if you know a few basics but want more in-depth study!

    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 to learn Python at Free Geek!

    Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects. No prior programming experience required.

    If you can type, you can program!

    Website
  • Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup

    Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will provide an overview of local resources, along with a checklist of steps to take as you build out your plan.

    This workshop, held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will provide you with:

    • A checklist of where to get started
    • A review of common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
    • An overview of startup funding options (and realities)
    • An overview of resources available to entrepreneurs
    • Answers to some of the basic questions that always come up about protecting your idea, co-founders, etc.

    Lunch and beverages included.

    Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/411-may-30

    Website
  • Probabilistic Models plus peer mentoring and discussion

    Tura.io

    We'll focus on probabilistic models and their relation to machine learning and deep learning.

    Brush up by checking out "Probabilistic Programming & Bayesian Methods for Hackers", Cam Davidson-Pilon http://nbviewer.jupyter.org/github/CamDavidsonPilon/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian-Methods-for-Hackers/blob/master/Prologue/Prologue.ipynb

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 31 2018
    Mentorship Webinar

    Webinar

    Join us during lunch on May 31st as we bring local expert, Karen Howells to share what works and what doesn't when developing a mentorship or coaching program within an organization. Robert Mansell of Catalyte will also spend time sharing his company experience in driving a program internally and ways to make it scalable, regardless of organization size and structure.

    This session will start off with a review of best practices for mentoring within organizations. Attendees will walk away with a framework they can use back at their companies - for technical teams and across all business units. The main challenge in implementing amentorship program is often around the program management and putting together successful mentor\mentee duos. Our experts willshare their lessons learned, selected to help you succeed in supporting employee development and engagement through an efficient and effective mentor program. As tech companies grow, it is too often the case that the rising stars that are promoted and elevatedwithout the development and coaching that they need in order to be successful with their new responsibilities. As employees transition to managers, it’s vital to give them the tools to succeed in their new role of supervisor.

    Questions to be answered during this session:

    -How do I elevate and create opportunities for my employees without losing them to another company?

    -What is a low resource program that can be introduced in my dept / at my company (in a short amount of time)?

    -How do I encourage a mentor mindset (across companies) in such a competitive talent environment?

    Website
  • PDX Veterans in Technology

    PDX Veterans in Technology is a military veteran community dedicated to assisting active-duty, reservist, and returning veterans with reintegration into the local tech community. Our 501c3 organization is committed to helping create, advance, and maximize the careers of current veterans in technology in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas.

    This is a great opportunity to build real connections with experienced technologists in Portland. Join us for our monthly professional networking event.

    Details & RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Veterans-in-Technology/events/248871884/

    Website
  • #FullStackPDX : May : Critique

    Who are we? We are entrepreneurs, full stack engineers, hackers, continuous learners, but above all, we are a group that loves to work hard and play harder. We organize a variety of content types, and the organizing team believes in delivering the best value for time invested in our events. Companies have launched, founders paired, code taken apart, lessons learned, and more. We are not the typical meetup where a teacher like presenter stands in front of the class and delivers their message. We are a full hands on interactive experience and meetings are successful from the cumulative knowledge and expertise of all members.

    Join us for something different.

    Join us to learn.

    Let’s have fun building our dreams.

    Register for our events and buy your ticket on meetup.com

    Website
  • Code for Portland

    First official meeting of Code for Portland, a Code for America Brigade. We will be discussing the organization, possible projects, as well as having a general meet and greet. We welcome all skill levels and disciplines, no coding experience is necessary!

    Code for Portland is a "brigade" or local chapter of Code for America focused on improving the lives of people in Portland. We will work with local government to fix local services, utilize open data to improve citizen knowledge, and work to the betterment of all. We are just getting started so there are plenty of opportunities to use your skills. Even if you are not a tech type we can still have opportunities for you to contribute. So come by and become part of a movement to improve our community.

    Code for Portland is here to help you too. We are both experts and learners, joining together to make our city better for everyone.

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

    Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    A meeting of folks interested in Copy Free licenses, primarily BSD operating systems. We get together eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer.

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 1 2018
    AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Learning through failure - building organizations that embrace it

    We learn through doing. Sometimes that means failing. Some of our greatest lessons come from learning what not to do or failing to deliver something important. This is in line with the motto "Fail Fast" which we hear often.

    How do we, as agilists, build organizations that embrace the whole of failure as a way of learning? What does it take to allow the team and people to fail, with clear feedback that supports growth and development? How do we make it safe to fail, but still have consequences, because without consequences failure is meaningless?

    Bring your collective experience with this, share your challenges and fears, and bring your questions to Ringlers where we get to build our community of practice and learn from each other. Also, we get to eat great food and drink beer!

    Follow the link to our meetup to RSVP!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jun 2 2018
    Expert Sean Canton Shares Microservices. Share and Collaborate with the Best!

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

    Join us with Sean Canton shares high in-depth experience with Microservices. We encourage you to share your experience with us too.

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

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

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

    Join us at TVF&R Station 67 in Beaverton every Saturday at 11 AM for Music/Art and 1 PM for Science/Tech.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 4 2018
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 5 2018
    PDX Business Breakfast Series: The View of Three Venture Capitalists: Lessons From Early Stage Investing

    Join us for our third PDX Business Breakfast: The View of Three Venture Capitalists: Lessons from Early Stage Venture Investing.

    The panel will feature: Edith Dorsen of Women’s Venture Capital Fund Diane Fraiman of Voyager Capital Cheryl Krane of Fluffco, LLC Eric Rosenfeld of Oregon Angel Fund, Moderator

    At White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209 Tickets and sponsorships available now at oregonjcc.org/pdxbiz.

    A special thanks to our sponsors: Barry and Karla Benson, Jonathan Singer of Barg Singer PC, The Jerry & Helen Stern Grandchildren’s Fund of OJCF, Richard Barker of Merrill Lynch, Opus Bank, Office of the President at Portland State University, Turner Construction Company, and Keith Berne of ReMax.

    Website
  • Coffee w/ Co-Founders - PIE Edition

    The Dairy Building

    What goes well with coffee? Well, PIE of course!!! This month our host will be Rick Turoczy and the PIE cohort at their new home in the Dairy Building. Rick will talk about the new iteration of PIE and you'll get a chance to meet the new cohort.

    A HUGE thanks to Deadstock Coffee and Riff Cold Brew for keeping us fueled at the Meetup!

    About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer

    Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-45699976861] is required to gain entry to this event

    Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and NIKE’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

    With so many tools to help keep us organized and projects moving along, it can be tough to decide which one to use and effective strategies or processes to follow. Tonight, we’ll hear from Tibbs Hefflin, who will talk about using Kanban boards for fun and profit.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open

    6:00 p.m. - Introductions & Talks

    6:30 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: Yes, ample parking is available after 4:30pm

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are bike racks

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. The max stop is a ¾ mile walk to the Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

    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 Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations. Also, be sure to give yourself a few minutes to sign-in as a visitor at New Relic.

    PRESENTATIONS 6:30pm-8:30pm

    • Andrew Accuardi giving a Rubyist perspective over the first 300 hours of full-time Elixir dev
    • Brian “Brixen” Shirai giving a lightning talk on microservices
    • Yehuda Katz + performance case studies in open source projects

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Website
  • Do You Want to be a part of a Music Community and Learn the Guitar?

    Have fun with our community and share your musical experience. Garrett will teach and perform some guitar too!

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

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

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

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

    Join us at TVF&R Station 67 in Beaverton every Saturday at 11 AM for Music/Art and 1 PM for Science/Tech.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 6 2018
    Workshop: Is Your Startup Missing Out On Tax Credits?

    Does the mention of taxes make your heart skip a beat? Do you know what the new tax reform bill means for your company? Are you sure you’re taking advantage of all applicable tax credit opportunities?

    Join OEN and KPMG for a high-level update around tax reform aimed at the non-tax professional. This session will cover R&D Tax Credit opportunities, how companies are planning to tackle the implementation, and what’s new in the tax law.

    Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The workshop will kick off at 12:00 p.m. with time for networking from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

    Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/kpmg-taxes

    Website
  • Esri GeoDev Meetup

    Esri PDX R&D Center

    The Esri GeoDev Meetup is back again, but this time we're trying something new! We have listened to your feedback and we are introducing themed meetups!

    Join us on Wednesday, June 6th for a Web GIS themed meetup. That means the intro, keynote, and lighting talks will all be focused on Web GIS. Food and beverages will be provided at the meetup.

    This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems.

    Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development.

    Have you built a cool Web GIS app recently that you'd like to show off? Submit a lightning talk! We'd love to see it!

    • Meet fellow PDXers.

    • Show us what you got by demo'ing your application or framework.

    • Make a name for yourself in presenting an cool new/interesting concept or idea.

    Impress someone by sharing your experiences.

    • If you're sharp with your GIS and developer trivia, you can win some cool Esri swag.

    • Make BFFs for life - connect with other developers!

    Here's what's on the agenda:

    5:30 - 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Appetizers and Beverages served)

    6:30 - 7:00 PM Intro and Demo

    7:00 - 7:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Rene Rubalcava

    "Web GIS and JavaScript"

    7:30 - 8:00 PM Lightning talks

    8:00 - 8:30 PM Giveaway, Networking and Social. Two great prizes:

    • A voucher for 1000 Service Credits for your ArcGIS Online Developer Subscription

    • Giveaway of a DevSummit Registration

    Follow us on Twitter: @esrigeodev (http://www.twitter.com/esrigeodev)

    There will be a HackerLab earlier in the day. We will be providing more information about this very soon!

    Website
  • Women Who Code Portland - DevOps Study Night: Scripting & Automation

    Vevo

    Welcome to our DevOps Study Night!

    This month's theme: Scripting and Automation

    Throughout 2018, the WWC PDX study nights will weave through an introductory overview of systems administration. This month, we'll take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), two of the main providers of cloud infrastructure services.

    The DevOps Study Nights occur on the first Wednesday of each month.

    Come prepared with:
    * Laptop/Computer

    For the demo/workshop, we'll be working in Google Cloud Platform, so you'll want to sign up for an account (it's free!): https://cloud.google.com
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    HAVE YOU JOINED OUR SLACK COMMUNITY?

    Fill out this form to request an invite: bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

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    GITHUB

    Our Github repository for links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops . It's lightweight right now but we will add to it in the coming months.

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    By coming to the DevOps Study Night, you are agreeing to follow our Code of Conduct: https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md (aka be a good human).

    {SHORT} 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, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. 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 (https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/pages/22236117/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 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmJq0Evb0aDbx4flmmZT1xX0GCXj_F--5asjfH7XvkrLo4xA/viewform).

    Website
  • From ProductTank Portland

    ProductTank provides an opportunity for Product Managers in Portland to exchange ideas and experiences about Product Design, Development and Management, Business Modelling, Metrics, User Experience and all the other things that get us excited. Our June meetup will have two 20-minute talks, each followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. We'll have plenty of time at the start and end of the meetup for tasty beverages and networking.


    Key Methods & Tools for Accelerating 2018/19 Revenue and Market Growth: Crossing the Chasm 3.0
    Lynn Sheehan, Chasm Institute Senior Advisor and owner of Evolve Strategic Ventures – Business Growth Strategic Partner

    This material is meant to guide teams responsible for launching & dominating target markets with disruptive new products in 2018 and beyond. We will touch on the key strategies, tactics, and tools needed for success through the 5 key market lifecycle stages from the Early Market to mature Main Street. To accomplish this we will review the Technology Market Model from the Chasm Institute of Silicon Valley, and cover some of the key questions and factors your product team must ask to win!


    How I Did Everything Right and Still Set Fire to Millions of Expedia’s Dollars
    Derek Zumsteg, most recently a Group Product Manager at Simple Finance

    A decade-old tale of the problems of opaque pricing, the vagaries of usability, stakeholder management, and how over a year and a half I built a product that utterly failed to make an extra dollar. Could we do better today?

    Website
  • CHIFOO Event: Quantifying Qualitative Decisions

    New Relic

    CHIFOO presents "Quantifying Qualitative Decisions" with Lynn Boyden, USC IT Services!

    Lynn has developed an approach that engages the participants in a decision-making process. It helps them prioritize and evaluate the various possibilities, resulting in a quantified outcome. It's quick to set up and execute, and the participatory nature of the process generates buy-in and acceptance of the outcome. Lynn will walk you through the method and show you a few examples. We'll discuss some variations based on your setting and the type of decision you’re making, and then Lynn will field questions from the audience.

    About the Speaker Lynn Boyden (@lrb23) trained as a librarian at UCLA and has worked for various agencies, Symantec and Yahoo!. She ran the Los Angeles office of FatDUX, where she numbered UCLA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the University of Illinois, and KBHome among her clients. She is an information architect in ITS at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and has taught user experience design in the Master’s degree program in Information Studies at UCLA since 2001.

    CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

    http://bit.ly/2zJcJgc

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 7 2018
    PDX Women in Tech Women of Color in Tech

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-43753058576] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as a woman of color.

    Panelists:

    Quaneisha Jenkins – Autonomous Vehicle Experience Requirements Engineer, Intel Corporation

    Teresa Scott, Business Intelligence Architect, Oregon Youth Authority

    Daisy Steele, Director of Technology, Catlin Gabel

    Agenda:

    5:00 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

    5:30 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

    5:45 pm - Video

    6:00 p.m. - Women of Color Panel -TBD

    7:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

    Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, we can provide light food, and beer and wine

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking and 3 nearby parking garages. Not free.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: We have limited space upstairs on our floor. We do not recommend locking bikes on the street.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We are 1 block from the red/blue max line!

    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
  • Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX

    Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

    Our monthly happy hour brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

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  • TiE Oregon's Pitch Club Beaverton

    Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

    Pitch Club is moderated by an experienced entrepreneur, the event creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

    Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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  • Hack the Dot

    Vacasa

    Hack the Dot is a two-hour hackathon where code school students, working developers, marketing and design professionals, and anyone else interested in the Web come together to build ideas. Use your skills in web development, storytelling, and creative ideation to build a humorous (maybe even functional!) product quickly, while meeting people in your tech/startup community.

    How does it work?

    At a domain-driven hackathon, all of the teams are given a single premium domain name at the beginning of the event. All teams then have two hours to come up with a product inspired by that domain, fueled by food and beverage. Whichever team builds the most creative and funny idea for the domain wins!

    Prizes include the premium domain name itself, plus swag from our sponsors!

    Do I need to bring a team?

    Nope! Teams are formed randomly at the beginning.

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  • Thursday, June 7, 2018 Applying Clojure's Principles to Its Culture w/ Tom McTighe

    Puppet

    Portland has a fairly lively Clojure ecosystem -- how can we leverage that base and become a hub of Clojure culture?

    The biggest opportunity appears to be in helping newcomers connect the dots. The language was designed to be clear, consistent, practical, and empowering -- this talk will explore how we can apply those principles to support the local scene and create an onboarding model other groups can use.

    Bring your gripes and ideas.

    Bio: New to the language and somewhat obsessed, Tom has worked as a writer, editor, and programmer. He hosts the Tuesday night Clojure Study Crew, and is currently building what he hopes will be the next best Clojure documentation tool.

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  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

    Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

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  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer.

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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  • Saturday
    Jun 9 2018
    Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agilist Training -Two Days Training
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    Union Bank Tower

    Intro to Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SAFe) Training Two Days Training

    Join us for a two-day Scaled Agile Framework workshop on June 09th, 2018 and June 16th, 2018; featuring Jay Mittal PMP, CSM, CSPO, SA, SPC; an experienced Project and Product Manager, whose client list include many of the Fortune 500 companies, including Nike and Standard insurance in Portland, OR. Jay is a certified trainer for SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe Product Owner, and SAFe Agilist courses.

    Blockbuster. Kodak. Tower Records. Nokia. Taxi Industry. Compaq. These companie were all iconic market leaders that couldn’t adapt to new business models and technology innovations ahead of their competitors. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper, and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. Enterprises must learn how to adapt quickly to these changing technologies and economic conditions or they will become extinct, no matter their size, smarts, or strength. This holds true even for businesses that don’t consider themselves Information Technology (IT) or software companies. Professional services, financial services, healthcare institutions, and government entities are all highly dependent on their ability to produce new technology-based products and services. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques.

    Come get a taste of the future of management and learn about SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework). This two day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification program and is for executives, managers and Agile change agents who are responsible for leading a Lean/Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise.

    FAMOUS LAST WORDS:

    IBM: "There will only ever be a need for 100 computers." DEC: "No one would ever buy a personal computer." Blockbuster: "People don't want to watch films over the internet." Novell: "Our technology is much more sophisticated than Microsoft." Bookstores: "People want to pick up and handle the books, not read them on the computer." SONY: "Beta technology is far superior to VHS." LOTUS: "Our spreadsheet is far superior to Microsoft even if it is complicated." NOKIA: "Our phones are the world standard, even if they are proprietary." TOWER RECORDS: "People want to own their own music, not rent it online." BlackBerry: "Our security is what companies want, they won't let Android or iPhones on their network, even if our stuff costs more." Kodak: "People will always prefer film cameras, even if we invented digital ones."

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    – Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project – Learn about the Scaled Agile Framework for enterprises. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. And how large organizations like Intel, Nike, Google, and Apple are implementing Agile techniques in Scaled environments. Come away with insights on how to manage your next projects.

    BENEFITS:

    • Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
    • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
    • Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs)
    • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

    WHO SHOULD COME?

    People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

    JAY MITTAL’S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

    • Highly skilled professional with over fifteen years of experience, Jay has extensive experience in diverse software and hardware platforms providing management, leadership, analysis, design, development, migration to implement business technology solutions.
    • Experienced in complete life cycle of software development projects in both Waterfall and Agile frameworks including working as Project Manager, - Product Manager, Scrum Master and Agile coach.
    • Consulting experience with Standard Insurance, Anthem Insurance, Nike, Michelin Tire, Novelis, WebMD.
    • Experienced in different Industry Verticals including: Retail, Life & Health Insurance, Manufacturing, Advertising, and Banking.
    • Worked as Project and Product Manager with Fortune 500 companies. Client list include Nike, Standard Insurance, Michelin Tire, and WebMD.

    JAY MITTAL'S CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Implementing Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC)
    • Leading Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Agilist (SA)
    • Scaled Agile Framework for Teams - SAFe 4.5 Practitioner (SP)
    • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
    • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
    • PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
    • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP - MS Project 2010)

    CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING:

    This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed.

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com. P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

    RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/agiletraining2018

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  • Interested in Learning the Most Popular Web Language JavaScript?

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

    We'll have a demo of the JavaScript basics and collaborate with the best in the community.

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

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

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

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