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  • Sunday
    Jun 17 2018
    PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

    The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

    Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

    If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

    We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

    There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Monday
    Jun 18 2018
    Women Who Code Portland - 4th Anniversary Celebration

    On Monday, June 18th, Women Who Code Portland will be celebrating 4 years in Portland! 🥂 Join us for our 4th Anniversary Celebration, an evening of networking, great talks, giveaways, and delicious food and drinks, hosted by New Relic.

    The theme and the speakers will be announced in the next few weeks leading up to the event! Stay tuned!

    For security reasons, all attendees are required to RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wwcode-4th-anniversary.eventbrite.com

    PROGRAM

    5:30 - 6:00 - Doors open & Networking Activity
    6:00 - 6:30 - Welcome from Women Who Code Portland + Sponsors
    6:30 - 7:30 - Distinguished Panel
    7:30 - 8:30 - Networking

    GIVEAWAYS + PRIZES

    As a thank you to our wonderful members, we will have an awesome Women Who Code t-shirt to give away to our first 100 attendees and we will be raffling conference tickets and other cool prizes to all attendees.

    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.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) 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 (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

    ABOUT WOMEN WHO CODE PORTLAND

    Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

    For security reasons, all attendees are required to RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wwcode-4th-anniversary.eventbrite.com

    Website
  • Agile Practitioners' Book Club: Inspired

    Chad Dickerson (Former CEO of Etsy) says: "If you only have one book on product management, this is the one."

    He is talking about the book 'INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love' by Marty Cagan. This book, now as a second edition, provides stories and information on how companies release a technology product that does not simply deliver a solution - but something customer love and rave about.

    Review the book description to see if this is something you want to dive into, and join fellow product and development agile readers for a discussion. Oh, and for the listeners of the modern "reading" age, this book is available in audio.

    Need more inspiration? Jeff Patton says of the book: "When I was a product leader, I experienced a fair bit of accidental successes and puzzling failures. Marty's writing has helped me understand how product managers and product organizations really should work. I wish I'd had this book years ago."

    Visit our Meetup link to RSVP to the gathering. Thanks!

    Website
  • NewTech PDX - June 18th

    WeWork Pioneer Place

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of (usually) every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the event is $10 - $20 online, or $25 at the door: Buy Tickets

    Agenda
    5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    7:00pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Anil Kumar of Rx Home Test

    • Pres. #2: Ross Fruin of Grid Rival
    • Pres. #3: Jimmy Dorsey with JDRE
    • Pres. #4: Alex Zehnbacht with DripIO
    • Pres. #5: Andy Rosic of Home Depot

    8:30pm - After-Party at Yard House

    Website
  • 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
  • OWASP Portland Chapter Meeting - Machine Learning vs Cryptocoin Miners

    WebMD

    Machine Learning vs Cryptocoin Miners Description: With the advent of cryptocurrencies as a prevalent economic entity, attackers have begun turning compromised boxes and environments into cash via cryptocoin mining. This has given rise for the opportunity to detect compromised environments by analyzing network traffic logs for evidence of cryptocoin miners. Specifically, I'll be reviewing various ML and statistical analysis techniques leveraged against VPC Flow Logs. This talk will not be a deep dive of the math involved but instead a general discussion of these techniques and why I chose them.

    Speaker's Bio: Jonn Callahan is a principal appsec consultant at nVisium. Jonn was previously heavily involved in the OWASP DC and NoVA chapters. He has been working in appsec for half a decade now, initially within the DoD and now commercially with many high-visibility companies. Recently, Jonn has been digging into ML to find ways to bridge it and the security industry in an intelligent and usable fashion.

    Website
  • Senator Wyden's Work on Privacy

    Learn about what Senator Ron Wyden and his team are doing to protect your privacy! Grace Stratton (from Sen. Wyden's local office) will be at the meeting, and Chris Soghoian (from the DC office) will join us remotely, and they'll discuss the following topics:

    • Surveillance: including stingrays, cell phone tracking by law enforcement, border searches of laptops and phones.

    • Cybersecurity: how to stay safe online and what Senator Wyden is doing to make sure that Oregonians are more secure from hackers.

    • Consumer privacy: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, etc.

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

    Schedule:

    • 6:00 PM: Doors

    • 6:10 PM: Introductions and news

    • 6:15 PM: Presentation

    • 7:15 PM: Q&A

    • 7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

    Speaker bios:

    Grace Stratton is Senator Wyden’s Multnomah County Field Representative and focuses on all issues related to this region.

    Chris Soghoian is a TechCongress Fellow in Senator Wyden’s Washington DC office and focuses on Cybersecurity and Surveillance policy.

    By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

    {short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

    Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

    Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

    Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game

    ***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-46327730489***

    Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript.

    With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

    How to find us:
    329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

    Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
    Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
    City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
    TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

    Website
  • Free Intro to Front-End
    through
    PDX Code Guild

    June 18, 2018 - June 29, 2018 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Let’s dive into front-end! With conversational lectures and hands-on labs, you will learn HTML and CSS required to build a static website.

    Intro classes are free, with no prerequisites. To enroll, email sheri@pdxcodeguild.com a request to be put on the class roster.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Jun 18 2018
    Free Intro to Front-End
    through
    PDX Code Guild

    June 18, 2018 - June 29, 2018 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    Let’s dive into front-end! With conversational lectures and hands-on labs, you will learn HTML and CSS required to build a static website.

    Intro classes are free, with no prerequisites. To enroll, email sheri@pdxcodeguild.com a request to be put on the class roster.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 19 2018
    DIY CNC Mill

    Free Geek

    Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science for Your Vacation

    Free Geek

    ***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-data-science-for-your-vacation-tickets-46327911029***

    We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a Data Scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

    No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

    How to find us:
    1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

    Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
    Free Street Parking available on every block.
    Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
    Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech June Happy Hour

    Simple

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-june-happy-hour-tickets-45973460859] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for happy hour at Simple on June 19th.

    Each one of us has a rich set of values that guide our lives. At this month’s happy hour, we’d like to encourage everyone to think about the convictions you have and what your workplace does or can do to support you in expressing your values.

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase three women in our community.

    An employee of Simple will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

    Padmashree Koneti, Sr. Director of Operations and Chief of Staff to CPO at Puppet, will tell us how to speak your mind with conviction.

    Molly Lebowitz, IT Transformation Business Analyst, will give her talk: "Positively Powerful - Building Bridges @ Work"

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

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

    Table Topics to help break the ice.

    A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

    Agenda:

    4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

    5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

    6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, all of our restrooms are gender neutral.

    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: Free street parking; people can park in the lot on the East side of the building for free after 6pm.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are a couple of bike posts outside the building where people can lock their bike.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

    Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

    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
  • Do You Want to Collaborate with other Music Artists in our Community?

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

    Visit and join our fun and positive music community. Garrett will share what he has learned and play some songs his guitar.

    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.

    Website
  • June PDX Serverless Meetup

    Stackery HQ

    The Portland Serverless Meetup is back! New hosts, new location, same great group.

    Interested in speaking at a future event? Message us and let us know! We'd love to have you.

    This month we'll have two talks:

    Self-healing serverless applications

    Serverless applications increasingly involve distributed systems where errors and bottlenecks can have significant downstream impact. This can be compounded by the ephemeral nature of FaaS offerings in which errors can be difficult to diagnose retroactively. In this session we'll discuss instrumentation and "self-healing" architectural patterns that will improve resiliency of your application and drive improved observability and performance.

    You get serverless. Your team gets serverless. But does your organization get serverless?

    You know a serverless architecture is the right solution for a project, but your VP of Engineering is pushing back. They are probably doing this because it’s not obvious how a serverless architecture will fit into the organization’s existing development, testing, and release processes. Their intuition that new techniques are needed to effectively maintain and extend serverless architectures is spot-on. But they can be convinced serverless is the right approach if you show them successful patterns.

    Website
  • JavaScript and the Internet of Things Meetup - JavaScript and the Internet of Things June Meetup

    Mozilla

    ** IMPORTANT VENUE CHANGE - WE'RE AT MOZILLA FROM APRIL - JUNE **

    Agenda

    6:30 Arrive and Networking

    6:45 Show and Tell

    What have you been working on since the last meetup? Come and share what you've done. No project too small. A blinking LED is awesome!

    7:15 Talk - TBD

    8:00 Networking

    Community Links

    Join the conversation in the JS IoT Slack Channel (https://jsot-slack.herokuapp.com/)!

    Contribute to the JSoT Glossary (https://github.com/lyzadanger/JSoT)!

    Attendees, sponsors and speakers agree to abide by the code of conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/).

    A huge thanks to Mozilla for the venue and providing food!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 20 2018
    Microsoft Cloud Professionals Happy Hour & Networking

    On Deck Sports Bar

    Interested in expanding your professional network and talking to other IT professionals working with Microsoft Cloud technologies? Join us for this multi-User Group community event. Come ask questions, share experiences, and grow your professional network.

    This is an informal meeting with no presentation, it officially starts a 4:30pm but you're welcome to come at your convenience.

    We are seeking additional sponsors, please contact the Organizers via meetup.com if you're interested.

    This is a cross-community meetup, please RSVP on any one of these pages:

    https://www.meetup.com/Portland-SharePoint-User-Group/

    https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Azure-User-Group/

    https://www.meetup.com/Office365PDX/

  • Jr Developer Happy Hour

    Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

    Website
  • PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!

    New Relic

    Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

    This meeting will have two parts:

    1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

    2) New Relic employees Brent Miller and Honey Darling will present "Team Health Assessments" — an organizational practice New Relic recently started as part of our commitment to continual reinvention which will help us understand how teams work and how product is built at New Relic.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Location Details:

    New Relic

    111 SW 5th Ave,

    27th Floor

    Portland, OR 97204

    Website
  • CNPDX June: Oauth All The Things

    Mozilla

    Please RSVP to this event via Meetup.com if you have an account there!

    For June's meetup, we're talking about a technology/API that everyone designing microservices will need to deal with sooner or later: OAuth. Or speaker is Aaron Parecki of Okta.

    "The OAuth 2.0 authorization framework has become the industry standard in providing secure access to web APIs. OAuth allows users to grant external applications access to their data, such as profile data, photos, and email, without compromising security. However, OAuth can be intimidating when first starting out. In this talk, Aaron Parecki will break down the various OAuth workflows and provide a simplified overview of the framework, highlighting a few typical use cases."

    We will also have a brief update on what's coming in Kubernetes 1.11, by Josh Berkus of Red Hat.

    This meetup is hosted and sponsored by Mozilla!

    Website
  • Portland Elixir & Erlang User Group

    Focus Vision

    Note: the talks start at 6:30. Doors open at 6pm. Social time is 6:00-6:30.

    • What we'll do The monthly meeting is the primary event offered by Elixir PDX. It includes presentations given by local and remote Elixir and Erlang presenters.

    June's Presentations

    Moxley Stratton - Organizing Code Around Side Effects. What are side effects, and why should we care? Learn why it's important to make side effects obvious and separate from logic and calculations.

    Brian Shirai - One of the things I've observed is a tension between Erlang/Elixir ideas about system resilience and the approach being taken by microservices. I've witnessed the struggle between ops teams striving for "immutable architecture" and Elixir devs wanting access to the running instance, even potentially want to use the hot code loading. For more info: https://medium.com/distributed-microservices/the-entire-universe-of-microservices-in-17-5-minutes-or-less-7a878bfdec92

    Conner Lay will be talking about Elixir macros and his new hex package, Refinery.

    • What to bring Yourself! A laptop sometimes comes in handy.

    • Important to know Pizza and drinks are typically provided by Weedmaps.

    Website
  • AgilePDX: Helpful And Harmful Patterns For Scrum In Multi-team Organizations

    Puppet

    Note: Register here for the pizza and pop headcount, please: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/250826458/

    Agile methods such as Scrum and eXtreme Programming have been effective for single-team companies, but guidance and experience about how to scale them has been mixed. In this session, Michael James examines patterns seen in dozens of organizations and whether or not they have been effective.

    Michael James's Bio: I help businesses learn to develop software effectively, without the usual pain and anxiety. I train you and your employees through fun group activities (and little or no PowerPoint), then facilitate small and large group discussions to resolve organizational impediments. My work is quoted in several bestselling Agile books, my articles have been translated by enthusiastic volunteers into Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. Thousands of people use my animated e-learning modules each day. Fun fact: I have 100+ recommendations from Clients on my LinkedIn profile.

    Website
  • Emacs Monthly Hackers Group

    Tonight, we're gathering over sharing a collection of lightning talks show-casing new things we've learned or built...essentially, live demos of our #cool-til Slack channel 😄

    Feel free to attend or participate, and if you can't make it physically, please join us virtually: http://meet.jit.si/pdxemacs

    After our show and tell session, we'll retire to a nearby restaurant for food and drinks. Hope to see you there.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 21 2018
    DAMA PDX: Data Management and the Internet of Things with Michael Scofield

    The Standard

    See website for talk details.

    Schedule

    8:30 – 9:00 am – Sign In

    9:00 – 10:15 am – Presentation

    10:15 – 10:30 am – Break, Chapter Announcements

    10:30 – 11:30 am – Presentation continued

    Website
  • Hack Oregon Demo Day

    Join us for Hack Oregon's 5th Annual Demo Day!

    Get ready for a night of drama, celebration, and data-driven intrigue as we unveil five new story collections on the CIVIC platform! This year, we are pround to team up with the Smart Cities Global Tech Jam conference and showcase Portland's talent and innovative approach to open data with city leaders from around the world.

    Everyone is welcome, and we want a full house to support our teams! As always, it's a live interactive stage presentation including a friendly competition with an audience vote for the team with the winning story collection.

    This year's story collection themes are: Disaster Resilience, Transportation Systems, Affordable Housing, Neighborhood Development

    Our Demo Day event is FREE, but space is limited! VIP options are available for a small, tax deductible donation. Tickets to the full two-day Global Tech Jam conference can be purchased separately on their website.

    Website
  • #FullStackPDX : June : Critique

    Just like fight club, if this is your first night attending, you have to present.

    Discussing your startup, recent project, code reviews, business ideas, etc. are all applicable. There is not a required length of time to present. This can be a live prototype or even a set of powerpoint slides. You do not have to know how to code to present your dream, and we are HERE TO HELP you. Presentations are meant to be collaborative, not the traditional meetup style where a presenter talks like a teacher for a very long time and saves questions for the end. We use a timer and the group dynamic works to collaboratively prevent cross talk and side conversations. So bring your computer, fun spirit and desire to learn, and let's have fun.

    Signups through meetup.com are required and seats are limited, so buy your tickets early because we usually sell out. We are self funded, and 100% of the revenue received is put back into the meetup costs. We will have top shelf pizza from Crown PDX (http://www.imperialpdx.com/the-crown/) so come HUNGRY for dinner!!

    Doors open at 6pm and we kick off on time. We start consuming the pizza at 6pm as well. After the concert of presentations we will walk over to Bailey's Taproom (http://www.baileystaproom.com/) to continue the evening.

    Location: WeWork Customs House : Room 1C : When you check in ask for CP Handheld, they are our sponsor. The room is right to the left as you walk in.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 22 2018
    Ignite Your Business with a Powerful 90-Day Plan: Workshop & Lunch

    Old Spaghetti Factory

    Are you satisfied with your business results so far this year?

    Do you feel focused and empowered in your business?

    Do you wish you had specific goals and strategies to hit your revenue targets?

    2018 is almost halfway over but there's still time to make 2018 your best year in business yet!

    You’ve heard the saying: “Most businesses don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan.” Well, it’s true. A winning sports team would never take the field or enter the arena without a game plan in place. Likewise, a business that operates without a plan operates is at a significant competitive disadvantage.

    Businesses move so quickly these days that it's no longer feasible to create long-term strategic plans. What is most effective is creating a bold vision, 3-5 year goals, and a specific 90-day plan. These 90-day "sprints" are strategically designed to keep you on- track and focused to meet your goals.

    Learn how to get the results you desire in your business by creating a Powerful 90-day Plan for your Third Quarter at the Ignite your Business Workshop.

    During this workshop, we'll cover: The importance of having written goals for achieving your dreams How to overcome resistance and blocks to planning (we all have them!) How to create a functional plan that isn't overwhelming and will actually keep you on track! How to reverse engineer a plan to reach your revenue goals in 2018 How to create more joy and ease in your business while achieving your goals Creating a bold vision to take you even farther than you can imagine!

    Attendees will receive lunch, our 90-Day Powerful Planning Guide, and Professional Technique to help you succeed with your business planning.

    Date and Time: Friday, June 22, 2018 from 11:45 - 2:00 pm

    Location: Old Spaghetti Factory (Clackamas) 12725 Southeast 93rd Avenue Clackamas, OR 97015

    Tickets: $59 which includes lunch and a 90-day Powerful Planning Guide Seats are limited so register early!

    Facilitated By:

    Monica Bourgeau, MS is a high-performance business strategist and consultant who works with Visionary Entrepreneurs and CEOs who want to make a meaningful impact. Her clients have a deep desire to create something new in business but are feeling bored, stuck, or frustrated in day-to-day management. She helps them dream bigger than they ever thought possible, and develop a solid plan to make their vision a reality.

    Monica has more than 20 years experience as a healthcare executive and entrepreneur. She has a master's degree in Management with an emphasis on Organizational Leadership and a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Monica is a certified coach and completed training on Resiliency at the Mayo Clinic. Learn more at www.MonicaBourgeau.com.


    “Monica’s spark in facilitating the Business and Planning Sessions were exactly what I needed to take my business to the next level and beyond! Her insights were valuable, her guiding questions were thought-provoking and encouraging. Her approach was thorough and systematic, yet free-flowing and natural. She has mastered the balance between the art and science of facilitation! As an entrepreneur, it can be overwhelming to take on so many roles within an organization, but Monica’s ability in helping to prioritize and provide structure was not only like a soothing blanket for my worries, but she rejuvenated my zest for making a difference within my organization. Any leader who is looking to transform their vision into reality needs to partner with Monica.” ~Kami Norland, CEO, Integrative Re-Sources

    “I am hugely thankful for the VIP Biz Planning Session I had with Monica Bourgeau. She’s AMAZING. Thanks to her incisive strategic planning process, I have a laser focus on how to make 2018 an incredible year. You’re the best, Monica!!” Elicia Putnam ~ CEO and Founder, Brand Genie

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jun 23 2018
    Scrum Certification Workshop

    Want to learn how to take your projects to the Next Level

    Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

    Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on June 23rd, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

    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. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

    Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

    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

    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

    ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

    SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

    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.

    SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales. Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months. Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales. Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers. Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations. International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

    SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

    PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

    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.

    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.

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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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  • Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop

    Epicodus

    Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Schedule: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

    What to bring?: We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.

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  • Interested in Learning about Cytogenetics? Check us out on Zoom.

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

    Lora Lucas from OHSU is planning to share her knowledge in Cytogenetics.

    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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  • Detox Pop-Up All-Ages Nightclub | Open June 23rd
    through
    The Bossanova Ballroom

    A teen nightlife experience featuring local Portland DJ's, top notch dance entertainment, mocktails and more! Detox Teen Nightclub is the northwest’s newest pop-up, EDM-style teen nightclub open once a month! Complete with a full mocktail bar and VIP tables, Detox creates the best and safest dance music atmosphere for youth in the Northwest. Detox Nightclub is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community. www.DetoxNightclub.com/Tickets

    MUSIC BY: Optikos https://soundcloud.com/optikos Instagram: Optikosinsta Twitter: Optikos_PDX

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  • Monday
    Jun 25 2018
    IndieWeb Summit Pre-Party

    Pine Street Market

    Join us for the pre-party for IndieWeb Summit 2018! Everyone is welcome to the pre-party regardless of whether you're coming to IndieWeb Summit, and drink tickets will be provided for registered attendees thanks to our sponsors!

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  • 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.

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  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build Your Own Instagram Filters

    ***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-your-own-instagram-filters-tickets-46328376421***

    Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.

    In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.

    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

    How to find us:
    329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

    Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
    Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
    City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
    TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 26 2018
    IndieWeb Summit 2018
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    Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

    The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.

    Join us in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

    You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of domain ownership, Microformats, IndieAuth, Webmention, Micropub and more!

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  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript

    Free Geek

    ***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-twitter-bot-with-javascript-tickets-46328582036***

    Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an intelligent bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.

    This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

    How to find us:
    1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

    Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
    Free Street Parking available on every block.
    Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
    Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Get Hired Up

    Shiftwise

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-get-hired-up-tickets-46451805601] is required to gain entry to this event

    Looking for a job in tech? Join PDXWIT for an afternoon at Shiftwise dedicated to helping you find your next job. You get what you put in, so come prepared to share. Let us know what you need most right now (mock interviews, resume review, portfolio reviews, Q&A with recruiters… ) and we’ll try to accomodate your needs.

    We’ll have a short presentation from Chris Hayes, Career Coach, who will share a few simple steps to improve your LinkedIn profile. Chris will also be available for 1:1 coaching during the event.

    We’re also looking for volunteers to participate in the reviews. If you’re interested, please complete this form. If you’d like to volunteer, please do not register for the event as we will handle it separately.

    Agenda:

    4:30 p.m. - Doors open, reviews begin

    5:15 p.m - Introductions (PDX WIT, host, etc.)

    5:20 p.m. - Short presentation with Q&A: “Simple steps to impress using LinkedIn”

    6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

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

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes, there is parking in the 200 Market building, enter off of Market Street. It is NOT free. There is also a garage at 2nd & Clay. (Shiftwise is near the Keller Auditorium.)

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Entry from the street level is gained off Market Street, through the garage and up the escalator to the 7th floor. Participants can also take the escalator from Market Street to the lobby/elevator. There are revolving doors from the courtyard on the South side though they may be locked after hours.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is bike parking available in the garage of 200 Market that, while not secure, is off the street and near a staffed parking booth.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Public transport is a great option. Many Shiftwise employees use it.

    Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, except service animals, otherwise we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

    Purpose:

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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  • Do You Want to Collaborate with other Music Artists in our Community?

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

    Visit and join our fun and positive music community. Garrett will share what he has learned and play some songs his guitar.

    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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  • Remote access for Consultants and Clients

    We will have a panel discussion covering various remote access programs. Some for consultants to use with many clients, others for the clients to use to work on their office computers from home or elsewhere.

    Remote access for Consultants:

    Products: Teamviewer; GotoAssist, Splashtop Remote Support, Remote PC, Connectwise

    Discussion points: Costs and what you get (multiple pcs, multiple consultants, how many clients can you have?) Ad-Hoc and unattended access File transfer, multiple screens and other issues Ease of getting clients onboard Experiences with reliability issues, speed, tech support Questions from audience

    Remote Access for Our Clients: Products: Remote PC, Splashtop Business; Gotomypc; Logmein

    Discussion points: Is it easy for clients to setup? - Any issues? Is it easy for you to setup for your clients? Does it run through a simple local desktop app or require logging in with a browser? Do your clients find it ok? (fast, have the features they need?) What complaints have your clients made about it and are they useful for distinguishing between products. Price options Questions from audience

    Presented by The panel will consist of Tim Chalmers, Christian Martin, David Harold, Justin Swall and Jesse Black. But everyone will be encouraged to participate.

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  • 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!

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 27 2018
    Instructor-Led Training – How to Maximize SharePoint for Effective Project Management (6 PDUs)

    Get the training you need from an instructor dedicated to answering your questions live! This is not a pre-recorded session. This training also counts toward your PMI educational hours needed to become certified in Project Management.

    SharePoint is a foundational tool for establishing a collaboration portal. Come learn how to supercharge your use of SharePoint site design, branding and creating best practices for utilizing any SharePoint site.

    This one-day course is delivered in our training environment.

    All registrants will receive a certificate of completion & PDUs after completing this training.

    This class also includes the materials needed to maximize the training. Electronic tools, flowchart, and more!

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  • Programming with Python 2

    Free Geek

    Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? Join us!

    This class is part 2 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. If you can type, you can program!

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Moving Beyond #MeToo at Work - Perspectives from Legal, HR and the Front Lines

    Puppet

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-avoiding-metoo-at-work-perspectives-from-legal-hr-and-the-front-lines-tickets-46083725664] is required to gain entry to this event

    Are you curious about what constitutes harassment or how to handle it?

    Join our event to hear perspectives and guidance from HR and Legal professionals, as well as an experienced software executive. We’ll talk about what constitutes harassment from a business and legal perspective, will tell stories from real experience, and give you practical advice on how to handle and avoid intimidating situations.

    You will leave this event with tools and tips to help you avoid and handle harassment at work.

    Panelists:

    Ellen Raim, Strategy and Organizational Design Consultant. Former VP of HR at Cascade Microtech

    Lindsay Reynolds, Attorney, Tonkon Torp LLP

    Claire Hernandez, Director Customer Support and Technical Account Management, Puppet

    Stacey McPherson, Senior Customer Success Manager, Puppet

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Networking

    6:00 p.m. - Introduction

    6:10 p.m. - Panel and Q&A

    7:15 p.m. - Panel ends

    7:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

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

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, appetizers and drinks, provided by First Tech Federal Credit Union

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: No, all street parking or parking lots.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. Max stops at the back of the building at 1st and Oak.

    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.

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  • Thursday
    Jun 28 2018
    Programming with JavaScript 2

    Free Geek

    This class builds on the concepts introduced in Programming with Javascript 1 by exploring advanced data types (arrays and objects) and some of the language’s built-in functions called methods. Students will get a brief introduction to these ideas and then begin applying them hands-on through a series of mini projects.

    By the end of this class, students will understand the purpose of and how to use loops, prototype methods, arrays and objects in Javascript. They will also learn where to find more information about these concepts and how to continue their studies on their own.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with JavaScript 1, typing skills

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  • Programming with JavaScript 1

    Free Geek

    Learn the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript programming language! By the end of this class, you will understand key concepts in programming, what JavaScript is and how it is used, and where to go to learn more about JavaScript.

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  • AgilePDX: Governing and Growing Our Community -- Westside Discussion

    For many years, AgilePDX has been an informal meetup led by a small core team. Over the years, the PDX Agile community has grown and diversified and so has AgilePDX's public education and community development offerings. As Portland and the local Agile community continue to evolve, the AgilePDX Coordinating Committee is moving forward to create AgilePDX as a nonprofit to ensure sustainability of the organization as costs rise and the need for programs continues to grow steeply.

    At this informal happy hour (much like the Downtown Pub Lunch and Westside Cafe) we are seeking feedback from the community about the governance model you would like to see in the bylaws, whether you seek influence as a formal member helping to lead the community or whether you are happy for a small core group to go forward as a leadership team making strategic and tactical decisions on behalf of the community.

    There will be two happy hours--one on the east side and one on the west side--to accommodate schedules and commutes. Please turn out and be part of the discussion. This is your chance to listen, learn about governance options, speak up, or simply look on as history is being made.

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  • Epicodus Alumni MeetUp: Debugging & Worksource

    Phase2

    5:30 Meet&Greet + Eat

    6:00 Hannah Neal: Worksource You’re not alone. Worksource Portland Metro has a lot of services for job-seekers, and especially for those seeking to switch into a career in tech. Hannah will give a mini-talk/overview of what’s available.

    6:20 Aaron Krause: Debugging in JS To say debugging is a crucial skill would be an obvious understatement. Aaron is going to talk about (front-end) debugging philosophy. Not philosophy like if an object falls in the woods and nobody has the keys, does it even have a value, but more like How to know what you don’t even know you don’t know.

    7:00 Hang out/Network/Maybe form a team to code stuff that will blow everyone away and the rest of us can say we were there when you came up with it.

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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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  • Documentary Screening: Closing the Loop - A Film About the Circular Economy Revolution

    Join us for a screening of this inspiring film about the future of business, and how business can change the future of our planet. Created by author, filmmaker, and professor, Dr. Wayne Visser, this film takes an optimistic viewpoint to climate change and innovative solutions. Date and Time: June 28, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Location: PSU: Smith Memorial Student Union: Parkway North 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

    Cost: $5

    Going “circular” refers to the necessary change from our current take-make-waste linear economy to a borrow-use-return circular economy (sometimes also referred to as the zero-waste or cradle-to-cradle economy).

    The key takeaway message from Closing the Loop is that moving to a circular economy is not only essential and urgent, but also entirely possible, if we take inspiration from the pioneers, such as those featured in the film, and scale up similar business models, product innovations and customer solutions around the world.

    It will not be easy – and there is no “one size fits all” approach, as the varied experiences across three continents show – but the circular economy revolution is imperative. As presenter Dr Visser puts it:

    “If we don’t solve this one problem [i.e. moving from a linear to a circular economy], everything else we do, no matter how well-intentioned it is, will be like shifting deck chairs on the Titanic.”

    “After years spent working on sustainability, I am convinced that we are on the cusp of a major revolution – nothing short of the next industrial revolution. The time for fear-mongering and demonising companies has past. Now is the time for innovative solutions and positive action. This is nowhere more true than in the do-or-die challenge of creating a circular economy.”

    “We still have much work to do, but our task could not be more clear. So get inspired and, to quote Gandhi – a sustainability luminary before his time – be the change you want to see in the world.”

    Stay afterward for a brief discussion about the circular economy and how you can apply these powerful principles to your life and business.

    For more information about the film, you can visit www.ClosingtheLoopFilm.com.

    Event is co-sponsored by Consious Capitalism Portland and MonicaBourgeau.com.

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  • BSD Pizza Night

    Slice Pizza

    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.

  • Saturday
    Jun 30 2018
    Interested in a Tours of Rasberri Pi, Ardiuno, and IoT?

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

    Michael Wild will show us the latest IoT devices and how you can use them in your project.

    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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  • Social Media Privacy

    Free Geek

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

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

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

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