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  • Monday
    Sep 23 2019
    Portland Premiere: Chasing Grace Ep #2: Progress & the Power of Community

    Please join the Chasing Grace Project for the Portland premiere of Episode #2: Progress & the Power of Community. It will be screened as a double feature with Episode #1: Eighty Twenty and include the expanding Chasing Grace Project photo exhibit Persistence. Thanks to the generous support of this event's exclusive sponsor New Relic, the event is free to attend. Doors open at 5 p.m., and show begins at 6 p.m. Please arrive early for the best seats and to enjoy the photo exhibit.

    This second episode in the series of six originally premiered at the Saturday Night Live studio at 30 Rock in New York but will be seen for the first time by the Portland community at this special event. The Chasing Grace series launched in Portland, Ore., home to the executive producer, writer and director Jennifer Cloer, with the premiere of Episode #1: Eighty Twenty in March 2018. Both episode #1 and #2 feature women from Portland.

    Episode #2 explores whether or not we're making progress in the fight for equality in the tech industry and how the role of community is helping to elevate women in their careers and support them in speaking out and challenging the status quo. The trailer can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/356736419

    The Chasing Grace Project is a docuseries of six episodes that seeks to build a more inclusive and transparent culture in tech and to recruit and retain women to help build the future. It was created by Portland-based filmmaker Jennifer Cloer. If we don’t have everyone at the table today, we risk living in a less inclusive world tomorrow. The Project also gives women a platform to be seen and heard for their experiences. Stories are exclusively our own and have the power to change culture and transform others. It is supported by Boeing, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cloudability, Comcast NBCUniversal, eBay, Gorge Tech Alliance, Intel, New Relic, OpenStack, PDXWIT, Red Hat, The Linux Foundation and Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT). It is produced by reTHINKit Media. chasinggracefilm.com

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  • PDX Shopify Meetup - Develop a Brand Story to Maximize Conversions

    Ever wonder why companies such as TOMS, Everlane and Cliff Bar are so successful? These brands have created a core brand story that is consistently supported throughout all of their communications be it on their website, email, social media, and more. By developing a brand story you can build a community of customers who resonate strongly with your brand message in order to maximize conversions.

    Join us as Charlotte Chipperfield, Founder and Chief Storyteller of Chipperfield Media (https://chipperfieldmedia.com), walks us through how to develop our own brand story that resonates with our customers.

    Falling in love with stories from a young age, Charlotte Chipperfield gravitated towards a career in marketing where brand stories can come alive. Having worked for both start-ups and national brands, Charlotte gained an in-depth understanding of digital marketing and especially fell in love with social media, a tool that allows any brand to connect with customers at any given moment of the day. In 2014, Charlotte founded Chipperfield Media and is a regular contributor to online marketing publications, having built a reputation as an expert thought leader and speaker in the digital marketing space.

    Agenda 6:00pm - Arrival and networking 6:30pm - Presentation 7:15pm - Q&A 8:00pm - Event ends

    FAQ Q: What’s the parking situation? A: Street parking is available around the neighborhood. DO NOT park on Division between 4-6pm as this is a no parking zone and parking is enforced. There are also nearby paid parking lots nearby: one behind the building and another on 10th north of Division.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! Ford Food & Drink is near many buses including 2 and 70, 9, 17, and 19 are also nearby as well as the Clinton/SE 12th Orange Line Max stop.

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: There will be some food and drink sponsored by CartHook (https://carthook.com). You will also be able to purchase food & drinks at the counter. Happy Hour at Ford Food & Drink is from 3-6pm. Feel free to come early to take advantage of their deals and enjoy their ambiance.

    Q: Is there a Code of Conduct? A: Yes! If you are attending, organizing or speaking at our event, you are required to agree with our Code of Conduct (https://www.ilanadavis.com/pdx-shopify-meetup-code-of-conduct)

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  • Portland UX Happy Hour - September

    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 summer we're 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!

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  • 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
    Sep 24 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.

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  • Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Designing Augmented Reality Experiences with Torch

    🎨 Designing Augmented Reality Experiences with Torch

    The field of AR/VR/XR is growing rapidly, and Kami Karras will help you dip your toes in. Kami will share her spatial design process and examples of augmented reality (AR) projects built with the free Torch iOS app (https://www.torch.app/download). Be sure to bring an ARKit-available device (iPhone 6S and later, iPad 2017 and later) if you would like to follow along with Kami as she live-builds an AR experience.

    ⏰ Agenda

    5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food 5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel 6:00-7:00 - Designing in Augmented Reality with Torch 7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

    👩🏽 About our Speaker

    Trained as both designer and engineer, it's not very surprising Kami Karras landed in between those worlds and found herself working in AR. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Portland's Pacific Northwest College of Art, Kami pursued her love of code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women in the Bay Area. She now works at Torch (https://www.torch.app/) building AR experiences and educating others on how to build these experiences. Kami strives to inspire the world with the potential of AR and encourages everyone to play with the emerging technology while it's still young.

    👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

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

    Website
  • PDX Veterans in Technology

    Vagabond Brewing

    PDX Veterans in Technology is a military veteran community for people who are interested or vested in technology careers. Our meetings are open to the public.

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  • Donut.js September 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 — Alex Ramirez de Cruz — Dynamic Collaboration: Tips and Tools for Coding Collaboratively
    • 7:00 — 5-minute break
    • 7:05 — Michael Poley — Creating an SMS Text Adventure
    • 7:20 — 5-minute break
    • 7:25 — Daniel Sauble — Using OSS Safely and Securely
    • 7:40 — 5-minute break
    • 7:45 — Kara Sowles — Archaeology of a Burnout: Why I Spent My Summer in a Hole
    • 8:00 — 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 August we are raising money for we are raising money for Proud Ground, whose mission is to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers.

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  • Portland Java User Group: GitHub Actions

    Oracle Portland

    Portland Java User Group

    Continuous Delivery with GitHub Actions

    GitHub Actions enable developers to automate builds and deploy code. Actions are an essential building block for continuous delivery pipelines. We’ll review Github’s pre-built Actions and learn how to setup GitHub CI/CD Workflows for Java applications.

    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.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 25 2019
    Community Manager Happy Hour

    Do you run a community or have interest in starting one?

    This group brings together leaders in a variety of communities to share best practices, lend advice, and help new local communities grow.

    Most of us have experience leading tech communities here PDX and know the ropes. If you've thought about some wild new concept for a community we'd be interested in exploring the idea, providing feedback and coaching. Or, maybe your business heard about these "tech meetups" and wants to find the best ways to grow by leveraging communities to find new sales leads, acquire talent, or just get your brand out? Let's talk.

    Please RSVP on the meetup page.

    Website
  • Bridge City Entrepreneurs | The Purpose-Driven Business Movement

    Hatch Lab PDX,

    Join us for this month's networking event and panel discussion presentation on "The Purpose-Driven Portland Business Movement" with representatives from B-Local PDX, Benefit Corporations for Good, Conscious Capitalism, and Mighty Epiphyte We ask for $10 at the door or online (free for HatchLab members), all profits will be donated to SOLVE for this evening.

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

    This month's topic will be "The Purpose-Driven Portland Business Movement". We will spend a majority portion of the event with an engaging panel discussion between some local organizations that are making a big impact on the socially conscious business world through community outreach and certification programs, B Local PDX, Conscious Capitalism, Mighty Epiphyte, and Benefit Corporations for Good. This discussion will be led by Amy Powell with Business on Purpose and will cover a range of topics on strides being made to help our city and our world through ethical business practices.

    This meeting in intended for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to connect with other local businesses. We're confident that everyone will find value and enjoy building community. Learn more about Bridge City Entrepreneurs on our website or get involved in our Facebook Group today please note Portions of this event will be filmed. If you do not wish to appear on camera, please let us know.

    A note about arriving Please make sure that you're parked in an appropriate zone. We will ask that everyone will check in with us at the front.

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  • Journey to Project Management: How did I get there?

    Not only is Ric Ferrin a dynamic speaker and U.S. Navy Veteran | Chief Warrant Officer, Ric holds an MBA and is certified in PMP and ITIL v3. As the Vice President, Programs, Project Management Institute (PMI) Portland, Ric will share with us how he landed in Project Management and ITSM in the Aerospace industry.

    Seating is limited to please don't forget to RSVP.

    Bring your resume! NEXTAFF will be there to meet job seekers and share current job openings. NEXTAFF helps companies identify, evaluate & acquire quality talent using their X-FACTOR process.

    Whether you are looking to advance your career or are new to Project Management or IT, you will learn about opportunities within IT and Project Management that are essential in providing the skills and solutions that today’s employers desire.

    Small bites and beverages provided.

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  • 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!

  • Thursday
    Sep 26 2019
    Lunch & Learn - Setting Up Your Books & the Importance of Financial Statements

    How to set up your books, and the importance of quality financial statements.

    As a small business owner, the failure to properly set up your accounting records, and produce quality financial statements may affect your company's future. This Lunch & Learn will cover the basics of setting up quality financial records, and the importance of accurate financial statements.

    Small business owners are often unsure of what the future will hold for their business, and quality, accurate financial statements and records will help make sure your business is appropriately positioned when you need to present your company to banks and potential investors.

    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!

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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
  • 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
  • Emerging Best Practices and Case Studies On Efficient Operations

    Energy 350

    The grand finale of 2019’s Efficient Yields session sponsored by Energy Trust will feature award winning cultivators as well as national experts who have contributed to RII’s peer-reviewed cultivation guides on efficient HVAC and lighting techniques. Get a sneak peak on Best Practices Guides before they’re released at MJBizCon this December in Las Vegas.

    Free: Food & beverage provided (21+). Please register for us to accommodate seating and food/beverage.

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  • XR Foundations for Business

    Presented by The Wild and Torch, in partnership with 52 Limited.

    Extended reality (XR), the spectrum of immersive content including AR, MR, and VR, is revolutionizing workflows and changing how business gets done. XR tools, experiences, and solutions are already transforming nearly every industry—from architecture to healthcare to entertainment. If you’re not using this technology, your competitor soon will, so it’s important to understand this new tech landscape and how it relates to your business and your bottom line.

    XR Foundations for Business is for professionals who want to learn more about XR, how it’s used in a professional context both internally and externally, and how to get started using these new technologies.

    Join leaders from Torch and The Wild for an interactive workshop that gives you a clear understanding of how XR may impact your work while gathering some tools to help you craft your own immersive XR strategy.

    Save $20 with early bird prices!

    Check out the event site for full details.

    Website
  • Spirits & Style

    The Riveter

    Join us for an evening of spirits and style as we experience artisanal gin and whiskey from local distillery, Freeland Spirits and browse fall fashion trends from woman’s wardrobe rental company, Armoire. You’ll have the opportunity to hear the story behind both of these amazing, woman-founded and led brands. Whether you’re looking to jumpstart your entrepreneurial journey, enjoy great whiskey, have an eye for style (or looking for direction), or simply want to learn how to support women-led businesses, this event is for you!

    Armoire is tailor-made for the professional busy woman, providing her a wardrobe to telegraph her sense of power and self — in a minimal amount of time. Simply sign up, tell us your style and fit preferences, and pick your favorite pieces, then exchange them on your schedule. Shipping, cleaning, & styling included. The unique combination of our sophisticated algorithm, and high-touch personalized service, ensures you will consistently look composed, stylish, professional, and powerful.

    Freeland Spirits crafts artisanal gin and whiskey in small batches out of their Portland, Oregon distillery. Northwest grains and botanicals bring regional flavors through the still and to the glass. A traditional copper pot still brings 14 dried botanicals to life while a state of the art vacuum still cajoles delicate flavors of fresh cucumber, rosemary, mint and thyme. Bourbon finishes in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir barrels while Oregon grown Rye is distilled and laid to rest to perfection in barrels onsite. One of few women owned and operated distilleries, Jill Kuehler founded Freeland Spirits with a passion to produce high quality spirits with ingredients supporting local agriculture. Named in honor of Meemaw Freeland, her “all good things from scratch” approach inspires fresh and balanced spirits of integrity.

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  • #FullStackPDX : September : Critique

    AltSource HQ

    Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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  • BSD Pizza Night

    Blackbird Pizza

    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.

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  • Friday
    Sep 27 2019
    2019 Cre8con - Portland Creative Conference

    Cre8con, the Portland Creative Conference, is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across all creative industries. Our 2019 Speakers have won major industry awards including Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Clio, and Eisner. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

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  • Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

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

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

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  • AgilePDX Westside: Staying Strong in an Agile World

    Staying Strong in an Agile world

    As Agile champions we sometimes wrestle with the unknowable and get up close and personal with organizational dysfunction. It's a perpetual challenge.

    So how do you stay strong, calm and effective when your world is just a tad crazy? Join us for a conversation about what helps rejuvenate you when your Agile journey gets bumpy.

    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
    Sep 28 2019
    Making a Movie

    Free Geek

    Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Are you interested in free, open source filmmaking software?

    Take a journey through the process of making a movie from the first stages of planning all the way through editing and adding in sound effects! This class gives you an overview of the various programs that will help you make your own movie and offers some quick tips using them.

    This class will provide you with video and audio samples to get hands-on practice with programs like Audacity for audio editing, Kdenlive for film editing, Fountain for screenwriting, and Storyboarder for storyboarding!

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 30 2019
    Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 1 2019
    Graphic Design with GIMP

    Free Geek

    Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

    Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

    This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

    Website
  • Discussing Quantified Self and Everyday Science

    Seller Engine

    This is our monthly informal meetup for the Portland QS community. The idea is for us to get together and talk about what we are working on and learning from our data and self-experiments.

    There won't be formal talks, but if you want to show others what you are working on, there will be a projector on hand.

    Food and drinks are going to be potluck style. If you can, bring something that you can share with others. It doesn't need to be elaborate. A simple snack is great.

    If you plan on coming, please mention something that you would like to discuss as a comment on the event. It may be a project that you are currently doing or a more general topic. Looking forward to seeing what you are up to!

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  • Introducing Ruby on Rails 6 - PDX Ruby Brigade

    The Dyrt

    Rails 6 is officially released! We will round up the major new features coming your way. It is an exciting release due to some big features coming upstream from the Basecamp and GitHub projects. Amongst the many minor updates, useful tweaks and bug fixes, Rails 6 will ship with two completely new frameworks: ActionText and ActionMailbox, and two big scalable-by-default features: parallel testing and multiple database support.

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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  • Out in Tech PDX | October Social

    Note: Free reservations required, please RSVP at the event's EventBrite page if you're planning on coming!

    Join us for our monthly social @ Crush Bar!

    We’re back at Crush Bar after a summer hiatus, and we’re ready to pack the house!

    If you’re interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some of the most fabulous folx in town or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We’ll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, October 1st from 6:00 – 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

    Schedule

    6:00pm | doors 7:30pm | announcements 9:30pm | social concludes

    Check out our Code of Conduct.

    Questions/Concerns? Please email pdx@outintech.com

    As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity, Out in Tech depends on the community it serves. We thank our generous members and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 2 2019
    NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo

    The Electronics Manufacturing Association (www.ema-oregon.org) is hosting its 19th Annual NEDME (NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo) to support Oregon/SW WA electronics & design and their supply chains. There will be tech sessions led by experts in electronics, design, manufacturing and business throughout the day, exhibitors, lunch, networking and many opportunities to obtain information about the industry.

    There are a few spots open for exhibitors if you are in electronics or manufacturing and attendee registration is now open. Attendance is $5 or 3 cans of non-perishable food. 100% of attendance proceeds is donated to the Oregon Food Bank. The EMA will also reimburse TriMet tickets.

    There is a student discount. Must provide student ID at the door. The EMA is a nonprofit industry association that represents the Oregon and SW WA electronics and design community.

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  • Lunch & Learn: Funding for Women Entrepreneurs in Biotech

    Registration link coming soon.

    Funding continues to lag for women entrepreneurs in Biotechnology.  As the largest women-owned intellectual property IP firm in the US, McCoy Russell LLP has been closely watching the participation of women as inventors.  The ability to protect innovation through patents is a key driver to obtaining funding, and statistics show that a significant gender gap still exists in both funding and inventorship even though the biotechnology industry has increased the number of women scientists.

    The average women inventorship rate in the US is approximately 13% with Oregon ranking in the bottom one-third of US states. In the last decade, only 20% of inventors on patents assigned to universities and hospitals and only 15% of inventors on patents granted to public research organizations were women.  In addition, even when these applications are filed, data shows that USPTO examiners treat women inventors more harshly. A Yale study shows that women inventors had an 8.2% lower chance of obtaining a US patent where the names were clearly indicative of gender. 

    While funding opportunities also remain scarce (45% less funding per Boston Consulting Group), investors supporting women entrepreneurs have found a higher average ROI (10% higher).

    It is in this light that McCoy Russell has developed approaches to support organizations in enhancing women participation at all levels, including in brainstorming, invention submission, etc.  Because diversity leads to increased innovation, organizations can received significant valuation benefits in their portfolios.

  • CNPDX October: Microservice Network Security

    Autodesk

    This meetup is generously hosted by Autodesk!

    Topic: Network Security for Microservices

    Speaker: Karthik Prabhakar, Director of Solution Architecture at Tigera

    Leveraging experience from the design and deployment of network security across numerous high profile deployments, Karthik will provide a demo-driven walkthrough of recent network security architectures for microservices. Specifically, this will highlight: 1. Transitioning to declarative policy-as-code for security controls. 2. Automating security and compliance workflows and adapting them for microservices. 3. Integrating Kubernetes and Envoy/Istio/Service-Mesh capabilities to enable zero-trust.

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  • GraphQLPDX - AWS AppSync

    Phase 2

    Tonight we have a presentation on using GraphQL with AWS AppSync by Ryan Jones. There will also be plenty of time before and after the talk to converse with other GraphQL'ers.

    Talk: How to leverage AWS AppSync to reduce backend complexity

    Details: In this talk, we will dive into AWS AppSync a fully managed GraphQL solution provided by AWS. Which allows you to hook into "resolvers" such as AWS DynamoDB a NoSQL database or AWS Lambda a cloud function that can handle complex business logic.

    Speaker: Ryan Jones is the Founder & CEO of a cloud development shop called Serverless Guru here in Portland. He got his start as a cloud developer in the Nike Innovation Engineering department before transitioning to a cloud consulting company and then started Serverless Guru in March of 2018. Serverless Guru helps companies build scalable and cost-effective applications on the cloud.

    Want to give a lightning talk on GraphQL? Connect with Daniel in the comments or @dslemay on Twitter. It's a super low key group and we all have knowledge to share.

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  • 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 3 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!

    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

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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
    Oct 4 2019
    Camp Smalltalk
    through
    Ctrl-H / PDX Hackerspace

    The Pacific Northwest Smalltalk crew would like to invite you to Camp Smalltalk PDX this October. Join us in beautiful Portland, Oregon for a memorable weekend.

    There is no set schedule as of now. Likely topics include:

    • Smalltalk on iOS and Android
    • Web Frameworks
    • GemStone OODB
    • Virtual machine implementations
    • Data processing applications
    • Language design

    If you are curious about Smalltalk, learn from the experts. If you are an expert, influence the future generation of Smalltalkers!

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  • Biomedical Innovation: Commercialization Readiness Program (BIP Corp)
    through
    OHSU Southwest Waterfront

    The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce that BIP Corp (Biomedical Commercialization Readiness Program) is now accepting applications for the fall 2019 cohort. Formerly fastPACE, this 4-week experiential course brings together experts from within OHSU and from the business community to teach the foundational components needed to bring an idea to market. Participants will graduate with a competitive pitch and business case that should attract collaborators, investors, and further research opportunities.

    Designed for busy clinical and research scientists, course content works within your schedule and is open to all life scientists with early-stage ideas regardless of experience or desired outcome (read: exit strategy or desire to become an entrepreneur). This course is appropriate for individuals or teams of researchers, clinicians, faculty, students, and industry scientists with early stage ideas. BIP Corp instructors are experts from across the bioscience industry and academia with experience bringing healthcare technologies and therapeutics to market.

    BIP Corp runs October 4 – November 1. Accepting applications through Sept 20 (https://is.gd/BIPCorp).

    Please contact Melissa Mudd (muddm@ohsu.edu) for more information.

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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.

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  • 2020 Portland Startup Week Kickoff Celebration

    Custom House/WeWork

    Join your community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Startup Week is a reflection of your hard work and your community's unique entrepreneurial identity.

    For this event we will celebrate the upcoming Portland Startup Week happening April 6-10, 2020 by kicking off and opening up submissions to the general public. We will have speakers, showcase some of the local startups, and you'll get a chance to network with other founders in the community.

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  • Commodore Computer Club

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

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

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  • Women Who Code Portland - IoT Hackathon 2019
    through
    Zapproved, Inc

    🤖 Our IoT Hackathon is back the weekend of Oct. 4 - Oct. 6! This year's theme is Sustainable Homes.

    ➡️➡️ RSVP on Eventbrite: https://iot-hackathon-2019.eventbrite.com ⬅️⬅️

    This event is geared towards women but we also welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers. The goal of the IoT Hackathon is to gain new programming skills, have fun, and work in teams to build sustainable solutions.

    We welcome your expertise at this event, whether you are a developer, designer, product manager, project manager, data scientist, business analyst, or marketing professional. You will be working in teams of 4-6 to come up with the next great IoT solution. This hackathon is geared towards all skill levels. If this is your first hackathon, you will fit right in! If you are a seasoned professional ready to lead a dedicated team, this event is also for you!

    We will kick things off with a Sponsors Fair on Friday evening. This will be your opportunity to meet our sponsoring tech companies and learn more about them. We will get started with a welcome and IoT tech talks at 7:30pm, before assigning teams at 9pm. On Sunday, presentations will start at 3:30pm. We will have several mentors available throughout the weekend to answer questions and help you debug. Finally, we will be providing food, drinks, and snacks throughout the event, so please join us!

    🎟 Event Cost

    Early Bird: $20 (ends Sep. 1st)
    Regular: $30 (ends Sep. 30th)
    Late Bird: $40 (ends Oct. 4th)

    The event cost is for all hackathon participants; price of admission includes one Microsoft Azure Sphere hardware kit per participant, food throughout the weekend, the official long-sleeve shirt, swag, giveaways, and prizes for the winners.

    ➡️➡️ Buy your ticket(s) on Eventbrite: https://iot-hackathon-2019.eventbrite.com ⬅️⬅️

    ⏰ Agenda

    Friday

    6:00 - Doors Open + Dinner + Sponsors Fair
    7:30 - Welcome from Women Who Code Portland
    7:45 - IoT Tech Talks
    9:00 - Team Announcements
    9:30 - Go home and rest

    Saturday

    9:00 - Doors Open + Coffee + Bagels
    9:30 - Hacking begins
    12:00 - Lunch
    1:00 - Hacking continues
    6:00 - Dinner
    9:00 - Go home and rest

    Sunday

    [Note: Due to the Portland Marathon, we will have a late start on Sunday. The marathon will shut down multiple roads in downtown Portland on Sunday morning, including some near Zapproved.]
    1:00 - Doors Open + Lunch
    2:30 - Submissions Due
    3:30 - Presentations Begin
    6:00 - Winners Announced + Closing Remarks

    🙌 Sponsors

    Thank you to Zapproved for hosting this event and to Microsoft Azure Sphere and Intel Open Source for sponsoring.

    👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

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

    📃 Code of Conduct

    WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at: http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct

    If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

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  • Saturday
    Oct 5 2019
    Portland Area Robotics Society (PARTS) Monthly Meeting

    Our October monthly meeting will have a presentation from Jeff and Tim covering an introduction to FreeCAD. We will also have our usual show and tell session so bring what you are working on! Details on meeting site are on the PARTS website.

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  • Astrophotography - How to Photograph the Milky Way

    In this Meetup, I'll share how to capture beautiful photographs and a time-lapse of the Milky Way.

    I'll share ideas for places to capture the Milky Way for spectacular composition. I'll go over how to find the Milky Way based on location, clear skies, and low light pollution.

    Next I'll share camera techniques such as focus, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

    Lastly, I'll explain how to light paint your foreground, subject, and/or landscape. If we have time, I can cover how to enhance your photos in Lightroom and/or Photoshop.

    Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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  • Simple 3D Modeling in Blender

    Free Geek

    Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art. Take this class as many times as you'd like. Bring a project—there will be plenty of time to work on it!

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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.

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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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