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  • Wednesday
    Feb 26 2020
    Programming with Python 3

    Free Geek

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

    This class is part 3 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language.

    In this class you will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming with Python. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism and other scary sounding terms will be demystified!

    Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with Python 1 and Programming with Python 2

    Website
  • Pitch Oregon

    Centrl Office Pearl

    Pitch Club is a collaborative workshop for any entrepreneur with the desire to create a perfect pitch. This event welcomes people who are practicing any kind of pitch (concept pitch, sales pitch, investor pitch etc.). Participants will receive feedback from their peers, TiE Charter Members and Investors.

    TiE Women Pitch Club is moderated by ROBIN JONES and HEATHER SAMARIN.

    Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation (this can include a slide projection that will be presented from your computer). Directly after pitching a 5-10 minute Q&A will take place.

    Those who pitch will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investors could ask. In addition, Each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch.

    You do not need to to pitch to attend - many of the learnings come from just watching!

    Website
  • PDXRust Hack Night

    Mozilla

    Join your comrade Rustaceans at the Portland Rust Hack Night!

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

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

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

    Website
  • PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

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

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Thursday
    Feb 27 2020
    Alchemy Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Each Thursday, Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated coding boot camp, to stop in to take a tour of the school, meet our staff, students, and instructors, and ask any questions about an education and career in software development.

    We look forward to meeting you! No appointment necessary, just stop in and we'll be ready to greet you!!!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported 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 a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email info@alchemycodeschool.com with any questions!

    Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • Nike Tech Talks with Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen

    Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

    We look forward to seeing you at the next Nike Tech Talks on February 27!

    Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen will give a talk titled, "Making Functions as a Service Safe for Users."

    Abstract: Functions as a Service has grown dramatically in popularity over the last few years. First, in centralized cloud computing, and now as the primary model of edge computing. The industry has put a lot of work into securing these environments against intruders; however, little has been said and less done to protect users against each other and against their own errors. In this talk, Tyler will introduce a new model for functions as a service, explain how it's implemented at Fastly, and talk about how it could change the way we think about end user security.

    Speaker: Tyler McMullen is CTO at Fastly, the leading edge cloud platform, where he is responsible for evolving the system architecture and the company’s technology vision. Tyler leads a team of experienced technology innovators focused on internet scale and working on future-facing, ambitious projects and standards. As part of the founding team at Fastly, Tyler built the first versions of Fastly’s Instant Purging system, API, and Real-Time Analytics. Prior to joining Fastly, Tyler worked on large-scale web applications, text analysis, and performance. He can be found debating edge computing, networking, and distributed systems all over the world.

    Please RSVP here: https://niketechtalksfeb272020.splashthat.com/

    See you soon!

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    A meeting of folks interested in BSD operating systems and related technologies to get together, eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

  • CTRL-H Open House

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

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

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Friday
    Feb 28 2020
    Advanced Command Line

    Free Geek

    Go further with the command line! Get to know grep, bash shortcuts, and other resources for working quickly and accurately in the command line. Basic proficiency required.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics (https://commandlinebasics.eventbrite.com)

    Website
  • Saturday
    Feb 29 2020
    Online Statistical Process Control (SPC) Training - 3 Days
    through
    Integral Concepts, Inc.

    Online Statistical Process Control (SPC) training curriculum provides participants with the analytical tools & methods necessary to plan & conduct experiments.

    The objective of the Statistical Process Control Training (SPC)/Process Capability curriculum is to provide participants with the analytical tools and methods necessary to:

    Understand SPC fundamentals and the importance of reducing variation Implement control charting in order to assess process stability Interpret control chart signals and implement appropriate reaction plans Determine appropriate sampling plans and sample sizes Assess process capability training (for normal and non-normal data) Apply charting techniques for short production runs Apply charting methods where multiple sources of variation may exist (e.g. multiple cavities, filling heads) Apply SPC for naturally trending data (e.g. due to tool wear) Determine the appropriate type of chart for a given process Avoid common misapplications of SPC in practice

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 2 2020
    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
  • Dorkbot Meetup

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity.

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time.

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance.

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 3 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Vancouver Mixer

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-vancouver-mixer-tickets-91383034115] is required to gain entry to this event

    The Power of Networking!

    Most of us remember our first job: babysitting, dog walking, or pet sitting the neighbor's fish. Most of us don't realize that we got our first job thanks to networking. It was who we knew that needed these jobs done, not what we knew. When it comes to jobs as adults, the same principles apply. Learn how to get to know the right people, grow your network, stand out at networking events, and leverage the people you meet for your next career move with Hannah Michelotti. She is the CEO and founder of Articulate LLC where she does public speaking, presenting, pitching, and communication coaching for clients and businesses. She helps clients and businesses that want to grow their networks, gain more clients, and increase revenue. She'll have great information to share whether you're going for your first tech job or reinventing yourself for your next tech job.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open and Networking

    6:30 to 6:40 p.m. - PDXWIT Announcements

    6:40 to 7:00 p.m. - Speaker Presentation

    7:00 p.m. - Networking

    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.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: Yes. There is parking available for a nominal fee.

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

    A: The South Patio entrance is the main entrance to the space. There is also an East entrance which is near the bathrooms. The North entrance to the building is our Office of Student Involvement, so we recommend using another entrance. The doors should stay open for the duration of the event .

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Bike Parking: https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/parking-services/alternative-commute-options

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A:https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/parking-services/alternative-commute-options

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

    Purpose:

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

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 4 2020
    PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

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

    Website
  • @DAMAPDX Kafka Fundaments with Brian Walter from Confluent

    Presented by Brian Walter Confluent Includes a demo and extended Q&A session

    When

    March 4th, 2020

    Schedule

    8:30 – 9:00 – Snacks and warm-up 9:00 – 10:30 – Presentation

    Standard Insurance Tower Atrium (900 SW 5th, please note Standard Ins. has multiple downtown locations)

    Cost

    Free for members (including ALL employees of corporate members) $15 for non-members $5 for students with valid student ID

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 5 2020
    One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

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

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

    What Can I Get Help With?

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

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

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

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

    What Can I Get Help With?

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

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Each Thursday, Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated coding boot camp, to stop in to take a tour of the school, meet our staff, students, and instructors, and ask any questions about an education and career in software development.

    We look forward to meeting you! No appointment necessary, just stop in and we'll be ready to greet you!!!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported 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 a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email info@alchemycodeschool.com with any questions!

    Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour

    Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

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

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

  • Women Who Code Portland - International Women's Day @ Nike

    Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

    Join Women Who Code Portland on March 5th as we celebrate International Women’s Day at Nike! We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening including a panel discussion on breaking barriers for women in tech, networking, and food + drinks. Women at Nike will discuss their experiences and the steps they have taken to move past barriers themselves and remove barriers for other women in tech. Come enjoy food, great swag and the company of your fellow technologists!

    ⌚️ Agenda ⌚️

    5:30pm - 6:00pm - Doors Open + Networking 6:00pm - 6:15pm - Introduction from WWCode 6:15pm - 6:30pm - Welcome from Nike - Ratnakar Lavu, Chief Digital Information Officer 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Panel led by moderator Tricia Radcliffe, Director, WWCode Portland 7:30pm - 7:45pm - Closing remarks - Skip Potter, CTO & VP of Serve, Nike 7:45pm - 8:00pm - Raffle Announcement - Laurie Basset, Sr Director, Digital Engineering, Nike & Owyn Richen, Sr Director - Platform Development, Nike 8:00pm - 8:30pm - Networking + Wrap Up

    👩🏽 Our Panelists 👩🏽

    • Candice Tang - Senior Director, Reliability Engineering
    • Hollie Newton - Vice President, Reliability
    • Kendra Elford - Sr Software Manager
    • Tricia Radcliffe - Moderator - Director, WWCode Portland

    ✨ 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 (http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all WWCode events and online communities. 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.

    Website
  • CTRL-H Open House

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

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

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 6 2020
    Portland CoffeeOps - DevOps Discussions!

    We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday at the Puppet office, on the 5th floor. The elevators don't open until 8 am!

    Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

    We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

    Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:15 Discussions 9:15 - 9:30 Takeaways and wrap up

    Website
  • Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

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

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

    Website
  • Global Legal Hackathon
    through
    White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

    Develop tech tools and startup ideas to facilitate access to justice and progress the business of law.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 7 2020
    Hardware Basics 2

    Free Geek

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

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

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

    Website
  • Simple 3D Animation 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!

    Website
  • Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

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

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 9 2020
    GRAND OPENING

    We are proud of our food in Oregon. So why is all of our Pasta prepackaged noodles, frozen/canned sauces and precooked meats? We believe Oregonians deserve real pasta. Love Pasta will do it differently: Pastas Noodles made daily from scratch, sauces made daily from a small list of fresh, simple ingredients, and our meats are real cuts, cooked to order and never precooked. This is our commitment to Oregonians and we will work hard to keep it all at a price everyone can be happy with. Come to the cart and say hi, and help us have a fantastic Grand Opening on the 9th, and all week long! Be one of the fisrt to try Beavertons Newest food cart. Visit our website lovepasta.info to sign up as a pastaholic for updates and deals, or checkout our facebook for updates as we head into grand opening week! @Love pasta

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

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 10 2020
    One-on-One Community Tech Appointments

    Free Geek

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

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

    What Can I Get Help With?

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

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointments

    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

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