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  • Tuesday
    Oct 23 2018
    Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet

    Free Geek

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-intro-to-javascript-build-a-virtual-pet-tickets-50535184096?aff=Meetup ***

    Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).

    With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

    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.

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) October Happy Hour

    Autodesk

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-october-happy-hour-tickets-50234060427] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for Happy Hour at Autodesk on October 23rd.

    We all know that the professional world can have its challenges. The good news is that the challenges we face at work can often support our growth and development. This month we are reflecting on personal growth from professional challenges. To facilitate this discussion our conversation starter will be: How have you grown from a past or current professional challenge?

    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 Autodesk will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

    Melanie Rickmann, of Grey Ghost Studio, will tell us how to Use Adversity to Fuel Your Career

    Zhou Fang, Advisor, will talk about Navigating biases and coming out on top

    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: Anyone is free to use any restroom that they are comfortable using. We do have gender neutral restrooms located on the 5th floor that guests are welcome to use. They would need to be accompanied by an Autodesk employee as they are not located in a public space.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes. We will provide light appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. We will provide vegan and GF options.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: We do not have onsite parking.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: All guests must enter and exit through our front door located between 2nd and 3rd on Ankeny. All guests will need to sign in at the front desk and sign an NDA.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, we can provide bike parking.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: YES! There is a street car and bus line stop very close to our office.

    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
  • The Future of Storytelling: Emerging Communications Careers Driven By Tech by Mac's List

    Technology is changing the way people connect, and there are countless new ways for storytellers to build exciting, future-proof careers. What does New Media really mean, and how can it be leveraged as an effective tool for connection? This discussion will dive into the world of experiential technologies and the ways organizations are using tech to connect with audiences through immersive, impactful storytelling. We’ll explore everything from 360 video to virtual reality with professionals sharing different perspectives and experiences, from cutting edge creative agencies to traditional media outlets. Discover how these technologies are opening up new career paths for creatives, artists, coders, marketers, and more. Storytellers of all kinds will walk away with inspiration and tools to make their next career move future-ready.

    Join us for an evening of expert discussion, Q&A, and professional networking, hosted by University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and moderated by Mac’s List's Mac Prichard.

    Panelists Panelists to be announced!

    Moderator Mac Prichard, founder and publisher of Mac’s List

    Schedule 5:30pm – 6:15pm: Networking

    6:15pm – 7:45pm: Panel presentation and audience Q&A

    7:45pm – 8:00pm: Networking and wrap-up

    Included with your registration Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres to be served throughout the event

    Pick up your complimentary paperback copy of "Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond)" at the event. It's the step-by-step insider's guide to finding meaningful and rewarding work here in Portland!

    Website
  • Audit Lightning Talk & Social: 4-5 Speakers From Local Professional Organizations

    REGISTRATION & NETWORKING: 5:30pm – 6:00pm

    LIGHTNING TALK: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

    NETWORKING: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

    [Pizza, salad and beer/cider will be provided]

    [Public parking on the street]

    PRICING: FREE (We will have a waitlist available, so if unable to come, please cancel your registration so others can attend)

    The IIA Portland and ISACA Chapters are proud to present our first ever audit lightning talk event. Think TEDTalk! The goal of lightning talks is to articulate a topic in a quick, insightful, and clear manner. We will have a variety of presenters that will share their ideas a topic of their choice for 10 minutes with some additional time for questions. You will hear a lot of interesting information and hear unique viewpoints. Topics correlate to audit, information security, risk, fraud, or professional development. Please join us for this one-of-a kind event! Plus, the event is free and dinner and an adult beverage are included! How can you go wrong?

    Speaker Topics:

    Motorcycles and the art of risk-taking as an Auditor: Navigating the twists and turns of your career can be both crushing, dizzying, and yes beautiful. Make bad choices and you could deal with years of regret. Accepting unplanned route changes can be very tough, hard on the ego, and downright scary. The trek of the last 10 years or so took my family through losing loved ones, a layoff from a bailout company (yes one of the ones who went to DC in a private jet to ask for money), income reductions, grad school, and being open to interesting opportunities that have taken me around the world. Luckily, I have the support of my wife and partner and together we've worked through many challenges in our lives together, as a team. Through relentless support and sometimes brute force, we've navigated bumps in the road and found balance by getting more comfortable with ambiguity and risk. I'd love to share a few minutes of ideas about my journey, how it changed several times without my consent, and offer some ways to think ahead about personal risk taking.

    The Recipe to an Auditor’s Success: Lauren and Taylor will give their perspective of what clients can do to avoid common pitfalls during audit engagements and ways to help your favorite auditors succeed.

    Keys to a Successful Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Implementation: Implement the foundational elements to accelerate business performance. RPA is the application of technology that allows employees in a company to configure computer software or a ‘robot’ to capture and interpret existing applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems.

    More topics to come!

    SPEAKER BIOS: Eric Jenkins is a leader with experience in Enterprise Risk and Audit. He's worked for an interesting mix of companies, including America Online, GMAC, and Deutsche Bank, and has landed in the beautiful Northwest. He helps great companies work through financial crime and technology problems. In his free time he loves riding motorcycles and playing music whenever he can. Eric is a MBA, CAMS, CISA, and CRISC.

    Lauren Overton: Started her career with Moss Adams in 2013. Her client experience ranges over various industries with a focus in manufacturing and distribution, construction, and healthcare in both the private and public sectors. Lauren’s favorite part of her job is the ability to gain an understanding of how different companies operate; whether that be discussing future projections with the CFO or reviewing a control process with a staff accountant. Outside of the normal work week, Lauren enjoys taking advantage of the Portland “foodie scene”, fostering rescue animals, spoiling her own pooch and going to see live music with her husband.

    Taylor Schimbke joined public accounting in 2014 and provides accounting, auditing, and consulting services to a wide variety of clients, with a passionate focus in the construction, forest products, and distribution industries. Recently, Taylor undertook a job rotation with the IT Assurance group at Moss Adams and is primarily focused on IT SOX compliance. She is helping to lead the firm’s initiative to develop skilled IT auditors and encourage collaboration and synergy across the assurance practice. In her free time, Taylor is a novice gardener and loves spending time outdoors with her golden retriever, Kobe.

    Zefren Edior is alumni of California State University Polytechnic Institute of Pomona, and he volunteers and spends time engaging youth in technology training and awareness, and engages HS and collegiate students through technology competitions and general outreach on professional development. He joined the Bank in December 2016, by way of Kaiser Permanente (Information & Web Application Security Engineering), EY (Advisory, Information Risk Management), Crowe Horwath (Advisory, Technology Risk Management, Silicon Valley), and KPMG (Advisory, GRC & Integration). Zefren is a thought leader in Data, Technology, and Information Security, and Risk Management, and he executes and delivers.

    Website
  • Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - CUBA.platform

    Andrey Glaschenko will be presenting the CUBA.platform on Tuesday, 7pm, Oct. 23. Join us to see some great demos and learn how to use this exciting new application development platform. #Spring #Vaadin #Java

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Wednesday
    Oct 24 2018
    Veterans in Technology October Network Event hosted by IOTAS

    IOTAS

    Join us for our monthly professional networking event. Our keynote speaker is Joel Barrett, Commander of the 821 TCB HHD in the Oregon Army National Guard, and Sr Sales Executive at Unosquare.

    This is a great opportunity to build real connections with experienced technologists in Portland. PDX Veterans in Technology is a non-profit dedicated to assisting active-duty, reservist, and returning veterans with reintegration into the local tech community. Our organization is committed to helping create, advance, and maximize the careers of current veterans in technology within the Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. These networking events are open to the public as well.

    Agenda: 5:30pm - Event kick off, catering served

    6:00pm - Group announcements, job opportunities

    6:15pm - Keynote speaker - Joel Barrett

    7:00pm - More networking

    7:30pm - Event ends

    Website
  • Code for PDX – the Portland brigade of Code for America

    Code for PDX works on pro-bono projects for local government and nonprofits.

    What do you want to contribute and what do you want to learn?

    We are both experts and learners, joining together to make our city better for everyone.

    We welcome all skill levels and disciplines!

    Website
  • Emacs Monthly Meetup

    This month's Emacs Hack and Meet Night is more special, as we will be joining the San Francisco Bay Area Emacs group via the miracle of modern telecommuting technology. We'll be alternating between members from both communities in a series of lightning talks. Come and learn something new. Got something to share? You are especially invited to come and join in the fun.

    By the way, if you like VI's editing interface, we especially encourage you to come, as Logan Barnett will be demonstrating how to get started with Evil and leader keys (even if you don't want to start out with something like Spacemacs).

    Afterwards, we'll be retiring to our favorite nearby Thai haunt for food and drinks.

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

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

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    All are welcome. See you there!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Thursday
    Oct 25 2018
    SIM-Women Luncheon: "Bold, Brave, Brazen: Thriving in a Male-Dominated Field," Sierra Modro

    2018 Women in Technology Leadership Speaker Series
    "Bold, Brave, Brazen: Thriving in a Male-Dominated Field"
    by Sierra Modro, CSP, Technology Futurist

    This event is brought to you by Portland SIM Women Committee and is open to both members and non-members, and both men and women.

    Topic
    How often do you look around and wonder why you’re one of the only woman in the room? Do you have to work hard to find and maintain female friends because you rarely see or meet other women? Sierra Modro was a software and hardware engineer at a time when women were rare in the IT industry. Over her 25+ year career, she's done it all – software engineer, hardware engineer, technical marketing, technology evangelism, and tech futurist. Frequently the only woman blazing a new trail, she learned to be bold, brave, and even brazen in getting what she needed to succeed. Learn the lessons from the front line that you can apply to help you to thrive. Join us to discover how a refrigerator magnet completely changed Sierra’s career and life!

    Speaker Biography
    Meet technology futurist Sierra Modro. Sierra helped engineer the first Pentium processor motherboards, the screen technology on your Kindle device and the software that powers streaming music in your home. A former technology evangelist for Intel, Sierra has spoken for the best tech leaders in the world, including Bill Gates, Paul Otellini, Steve Ballmer, and executives from Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, Google, and others.

    Sierra has worked in the area of emerging technology for 15 years. She thinks 3 years in the future today, so you can get ahead of the disruptive technology that will change your business tomorrow.

    This event is organized by Portland SIM Women and sponsored by Propeller, a Management Consulting Company

    AGENDA
    11:15 AM Registration opens
    11:30 AM Lunch
    12:00 PM Keynote
    1:00 PM Close

    Website
  • Programming with JavaScript 1

    Free Geek

    No prior experience in programming required!

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

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

    Recommended Prerequisites: Web Development 1, typing skills

    Website
  • #FullStackPDX : October : 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. 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
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    Char

    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.

  • Friday
    Oct 26 2018
    BSides Portland 2018
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    See http://www.bsidespdx.org/ for the latest news.

    Security BSides Portland 2018 will be Friday, October 26 and Saturday October 27 at the Oregon Convention Center.

    BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

    Website
  • AgilePDX Westside Cafe: Bringing retrospective results to the org

    Seating is limited. Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/255398925/

    "At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly"

    Great! We can get a lot of juice and improvement tuning and adjusting our behavior within the team. And then....

    • We get pressure to share our results outside of the team and as soon as we do the team clams up.
    • We hit an impediment that is in the soup - outside of our ability to address within the team.
    • We start to see patterns across teams.

    Whether you are a master at organizational change or just starting out, join us in what's bound to be a lively discussion. We'll all walk away with something new to try.

    Website
  • Anatomy of a Computer

    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
  • Saturday
    Oct 27 2018
    SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Training

    NedSpace

    SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Training

    Join us for a our SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager workshop on Saturday, October 27th, 2018; featuring Jay Mittal PMP, CSM, CSPO, SA, SPC; an experienced Project and Product Manager, whose client list include many of the Fortune 500 companies, including Nike, Columbia Sportswear, and Standard insurance in Portland, OR. Jay is a certified trainer for SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe Product Owner, and SAFe Agilist courses.

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

    FAMOUS LAST WORDS

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

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    You’ll learn how to apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART. In addition, you'll learn;

     * Learn about the Scrum Process.
     * Learn what a Product Owner/Product Manager is responsible for.
     * Come away with insights on how to manage your next project
     * Learn about the Scaled Agile Framework for enterprises.
     * Learn what a Product Owner for in large organizations like Intel, Nike, Google, and Apple are implementing Agile techniques in Scaled environments. Come away with insights on how to manage your next projects.
     * Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise
     * Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
     * Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
     * Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning
     * Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value
     * Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
     * Create a role action plan
    

    BENEFITS

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

    WHO SHOULD COME?

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

    JAY MITTAL’S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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

    JAY MITTAL'S CERTIFICATIONS

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

    CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING

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

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com.

    Website
  • pdxFLIT Spooktacular Hackathon & Costume Party

    Alchemy Code Lab

    LINK TO EVENTBRITE TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxflit-spooktacular-hackathon-costume-party-tickets-51362589889

    YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH EVENTBRITE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT. PLEASE RSVP ON MEETUP AND COMPLETE THE QUESTIONAIRE AS WELL.

    Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls, oh my! pdxFLIT is celebrating Halloween with a spooky hackathon powered by Gatsby and Netlify! Join us on October 27th at Alchemy Code Lab for a terrifyingly good time. You'll have the afternoon to put together a spooky ensemble that could help you win a variety of amazing prizes! Join us in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win bonus prizes and other goodies!

    This hackathon is made possible by our awesome sponsors. They'll be helping us out with food, drinks, and fantastic prizes. This event will begin at noon and will feature light snacks until catering comes around dinnertime. There will be a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served as well. Be sure to stick around for the costume party after the hacking ends to celebrate Halloween in style!

    Already have a team or have someone you want to work with? Great! Just make sure each team member registers and specifies who you want to work with. Each team must consist of 6-7 people. Coming alone? That is also great! We will put you in a team. As always, pdxFLIT events are open to all abilities and skill levels. Regardless of whether you're a seasoned developer, a budding programmer, or a designer/product manager/etc., there's a space for you!

    pdxFLIT has a code of conduct that we ask all attendees to abide by. We strive to create a safe space for those who come to our events and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. You can view our full code of conduct here: https://bit.ly/2xtQ5ue

    If you have any questions about the event, the pdxFLIT code of conduct, or any other aspects of this Meetup, please contact Katie or Masen via email or Twitter. Please pdxFLIT on Meetup for more information.

  • Creative Projects Workshop

    Free Geek

    Join us for bi-monthly peer learning and working on creative projects in Blender, Audacity, KDENLive, Krita, GIMP, and other open-source design tools. Get help identifying the right tool for your project. Or bring your latest project and get help from supportive and knowledgeable tutors!

    Website
  • 3D Printed Jack O Lantern with a Digital Display

    Do you have a creative idea for a Halloween costume? Or perhaps you want to show your awesome Jack-o'-lantern. Or what if you have brilliant ideas for decorations? We'd love to see them all!

    I'll bring a 3d printed pumpkin and insert a screen for a fun display. I'll share how I customized it with fusion 360 to fit my display.

    This project would work great if you have a raspberry pi or arduino with a screen. You can even connect motion and sound for an extra spooky experience.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

    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.

    Website
  • Anatomy of a Computer

    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
  • Web Development 2

    Free Geek

    Learn how to publish and maintain a multi-page web site and enhance your design with CSS! This class builds on the lessons learned in the Web Development 1 class. It covers the text editor, web hosting, file uploading, project file organization, and intermediate CSS.

    Website
  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium

    PASCAL

    This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with MrDe4d, Cylon, Wireglitch and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX this Saturday!

    After (and probably during) this presentation, we will, as presenters and attendees, decide on which tool (or framework) to focus on for a new bi-monthly workshop. We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! The future workshop will be scheduled after all Q&A and demos are complete and will take place 2-4 weeks after, at which point we will continue the series until we have completed a thorough review of each tool.
    Questions? please email MrD34d--> [masked] or Cylon--> [masked]. We can also be found on the encrypted messaging app called Wire, which is available for desktop, Android and Apple devices (@mrdead or @wireglitch for invites to the PASCAL channel.)
    PASCAL has snacks and drinks for some dollars and cents, though everyone is welcome to bring their own food and drink.
    Final Note: if you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

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  • Monday
    Oct 29 2018
    AgilePDX Community Retrospective

    New Relic

    Every community needs to reflect occasionally to consider where it is now and where it wants to be in the future regarding size, shape, and services. AgilePDX hasn't had a community retrospective in too long! Now's your chance to update our collective understanding of who we are and who we want to be as a community. Our host, New Relic, is graciously providing a large event space with beautiful views. We are planning a 2 1/2 hour World Cafe event with opening remarks from the current Coordinating Committee which will provide you with some background about our current governance and breadth of services. Please help us get the word out! This event is not just for our usual attendees. We are hoping to reach out to people who have never attended AgilePDX events, people who are new in town, as well as people who have been with us every month for many years.

    Please RSVP at meetup: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/251971253/

    AGENDA 5:30 -- Food, drink, and networking 6:00 -- Coordinating Committee Remarks 6:15 -- World Cafe 8:00 -- Summary, Closing, and Actions

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  • Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

    Phase 2

    Welcome back campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions .  All levels of experience welcome.  www.freecodecamp.com

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

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 30 2018
    Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Intro to Python: Build a Predictive Model

    Free Geek

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-intro-to-python-build-a-predictive-model-tickets-50535408768?aff=Meetup ***

    Learn the fundamentals of programming with Python by building a Predictive Model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it.

    We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning Python and Data Science after the meetup.

    Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you 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.

    Website
  • Portland SketchUp - 3d Basecamp Exchange

    The Toffee Club

    Did you go to SketchUp 3dBC in Palm Springs? Or maybe you wanted to go but couldn't make the trip? Let's get together and trade notes on the best sessions, the best tips, the best speakers, and the best social events.

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  • Exploring AWS IoT Core

    For this meetup I will be discussing how to interface Amazon Web Services with IoT devices, Specifically the AWS IoT Core services. This will be a small group lecture to determine interest in the topic for a bigger demonstration if feasible. This two hour lecture will cover how simple embedded devices like the ESP8266 and Raspberry Pi can send data to AWS core and then what kind of workflow is typical for IoT within the AWS Cloud (DynamoDB, S3, QuickSight etc.) with the data. The lecture roughly follows my course on Udemy which explores the topic more extensively with hands-on labs.

    https://www.udemy.com/exploring-aws-iot

    This will be a free lecture with limited space rather than our typical hands-on workshop due to time and space constraints. If it proves popular I will plan a bigger and longer, hands-on workshop. We are not affiliated with Amazon or Hackster.

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  • Donut.js October 2018

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:45 — Beth Duckles (@bduckles) — How to Write Surveys That Get Data You Can Actually Use
    • 7:00 — 10-minute break
    • 7:15 — Mark Arciaga (@compurhythm8000) — Navigating the World of Open-Source as a Volunteer Software Engineer at a Community Radio Station
    • 7:30 — 10-minute break
    • 7:45 — Caito Scherr — Hocus Pocus Focus
    • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
    • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
    • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Delicious Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
    • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is KairosPDX, who work to deliver equitable education to underserved children, their families, and their communities here in Portland and eliminate the racial achievement and opportunity gaps by cultivating confident, creative, compassionate leaders.

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  • RainSec - RainSec - Portland Information Security Professionals

    Lucky Lab 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.

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

    While we use meetup.com for the convenience of our members, most communication happens over the mailing list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rainsec).

    Follow @PDXRainSec for last minute updates.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 31 2018
    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.

    Class covers lists, loops, tuples, dictionaries, and using modules. There are a number of practice exercises.

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  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

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

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    All are welcome. See you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 1 2018
    Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

    An informal gathering of Ruby/Rails developers, working alongside each other. Join us!

  • "How to start a meetup" @ kick off of Community Manager Meetup

    Marquam

    We're going Meta for this kick off meeting. Join us for a discussion about starting a meetup.com page. To kick off this meeting, Joe Dunn will guide you through the configuration of this meetup page, he will share the secret tips he uses to tap into the broadest community possible, and how to administer, configure, and govern a page once you have it up.

    Joe will also compare Meetup.com to other community platforms and event management websites.

    Bring your ideas and questions.

    Agenda: - Welcome time of 5pm - Presentation starts at 5:45pm - Presentation should end at 6:30pm.

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  • Autodesk - Fusion 360 Meetup

    Autodesk

    Don't call it a comeback !

    We are excited to be reintroducing the Fusion 360 Meetup in our new Portland Autodesk space located in the Central Eastside. Please join us and help set the agenda for future Meetups.

    5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Arrive, socialize, eat and drink, check out the space including the PIE Shop - ask questions 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Welcome, Meetup going forward, Fusion updates, and Portland Autodesk Space o Mike Aubry Intro/Kick Off o Meetup restart (meetup council, platform going forward, follow up survey, ideas etc.) o Tier Consolidation o Fusion updates o Portland Autodesk Space / PIE Shop o More fun things! 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Socialize, Network ... did we mention to ask more questions ?

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  • Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

    Free mentoring from local programmers.

    Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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  • Vars Vars Vars Vars Vars Vars Vars Vars Vars Vars Vars w/ Gary Fredericks

    Puppet

    Vars are at the heart of how Clojure code is evaluated, but their primary features are subtle and their secondary features are many and obscure. Understanding Clojure's vars not only clarifies how the language works, but also opens up new ways of making the language do what you want, especially when building development tools.

    BIO

    Gary Fredericks is a software engineer who has been making Clojure-themed jokes for nearly ten years. He lives in Chicago and does programming things for DRW. He is writing these words from a playground swing and it is windy and cold. https://twitter.com/gfredericks_

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

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

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

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  • Friday
    Nov 2 2018
    PHPDX - Hack And Help

    Treehouse

    Come join us to work on your own projects. If you are interested in working with other PHP developers, now's your chance! You can build work or personal projects or even walk through a tutorial. If you need help there will be people to ask, or if you just want a second opinion, we're there for you too! :) Come hangout with the awesome PHP community in Portland. Bring a lunch or grab something near by.

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  • AgilePDX Downtown Pub Lunch - In Groups and Out Groups

    It's that time again, Portland! We continue to grow our community of practice for all things Agile. This month we have an exciting topic.

    In-groups and out-groups in an organization. We tend to congregate in clusters. These clusters can be along team, department, and division lines. But they can also be along race, gender, political, religious, etcetera lines. How do we manage this clustering in order to keep everyone happy and productive in achieving the goals of the organization?

    This is a timely conversation in a world that seems more starkly divided betweens blues and reds, ups and downs, lefts and rights. These differences are something that can drive us apart or even bring us together?

    Join us for great food, great company, and great conversation at a great location.

    Please follow the link to RSVP!

    https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/255619157/

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  • CyborgCamp 2018 at PNCA
    through
    Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

    CyborgCamps are small, in-depth unconferences about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. Attendees discuss a variety of topics such as the futures of identity, privacy, surveillance, hardware to wetware, drones, 3D printing, cyberpunk, human augmentation, constructed reality, the second self, ethics, robot rights, sexuality, urban design, and anthropology. Topics are discussed the morning of the conference and scheduled into the conference grid by attendees themselves, making it a DIY conference experience.

    In addition to the above topics, the following has been discussed at CyborgCamps around the world: cyborgs, wearables, prosthetics, sensors, control systems, assistive tech, transcendence, transhumanism, technological singularity, artificial intelligence, intelligence amplification, utopia / distopia / weird topia, identity, quantified self, exocortex, ubicomp, robots, sensory augmentation, steam punk, philosophy, ethics, intelligence, the borg, hackerspaces, telepresence, science fiction, DIY, cryonics, cybernetics, open source, nanotech, augmented reality, brain-computer interface, artificial life, functional electrical stimulation, and neural science. Each CyborgCamp has its own mix of topics created by what the attendees want to discuss. All CyborgCamps follow a Code of Conduct.

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  • WordCamp Portland

    Lewis & Clark College

    Local conference about all things WordPress. Tickets must be purchased in advance via the event website. No tickets sales the day of the event.

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  • Alchemy's 2018FreeCodeCamp.org JAMStack Hackathon PDX Edition!
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    Free Code Camp is hosting a JAMStack Hackathon in San Fransisco, and we can participate together in Portland! It's a two-day event on Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4 from 9AM to 9PM.

    Come hang out and participate in the online version of the hackathon in person with teams we'll help you build in downtown Portland at Alchemy Code Lab! ACL lead instructor, mJordan, and Free Code Camp Portland Organizers / awesome developers, Brigette, Kenny, and Daniel will be ready to hack and help. Jason from Gatsby will also be popping in to help and provide some swag!

    The online hackathon teams will compete for their own set of prizes. They can interact with the judges, mentors, and other hackathon teams through the chat room and the live stream of the event on the freeCodeCamp YouTube channel.

    HOW TO SIGN UP (4 Steps to Officially Participate): 1. RSVP to our MeetUp

    1. Check out the official event page: https://hackathon.freecodecamp.org/

    2. Build and deploy a JAMStack app by following the included instructions. If you need help, feel free to reach out to mjordan@alchemycodelab.com or join the Free Code Camp Portland slack group [http://bit.ly/freecodecamppdx] and reach out!

    3. Once your hello world app is live, apply for a free online ticket here: https://freecodecamp.typeform.com/to/v4mc19

    *You can still participate without signing up for the online hackathon ticket, but you won’t be eligible for the official prizes.

    SHOULD YOU SIGN UP? YES! Any skill level should feel welcome to come hang out and learn! Hackathons are a great way to meet new people and learn new skills. Some experience with HTML/CSS/JavaScript would be helpful, but there are always plenty of ways for people to contribute even if you don’t know any code coming in.

    EVENT DETAILS: The main hackathon is from 9am to 9pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The space here will be available for the same hours.

    Food carts are just a few blocks away when you need a midday break, and there will be some food provided...stay tuned!

    WAIT, WAIT…. WHAT ACTUALLY IS THE JAMStack? The JAMstack is a simple way of building web apps. JAM stands for JavaScript, APIs, and Markup (HTML and CSS).

    If you've built some of the projects in the freeCodeCamp curriculum, you've already been using the JAMstack.

    The main difference between the JAMstack and other web development stacks like LAMP and MEAN is this: instead of using a web server back end, you use APIs.

    Website
  • JAMStack Hackathon PDX Edition!
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    Free Code Camp is hosting a JAMStack Hackathon in San Fransisco, and we can participate together in Portland! It's a two-day event on Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4 from 9AM to 9PM.

    Come hang out and participate in the online version of the hackathon in person with teams we'll help you build in downtown Portland at Alchemy Code Lab! ACL lead instructor, mJordan, and Free Code Camp Portland Organizers / awesome developers, Brigette, Kenny, and Daniel will be ready to hack and help. Jason from Gatsby will also be popping in to help and provide some swag!

    The online hackathon teams will compete for their own set of prizes. They can interact with the judges, mentors, and other hackathon teams through the chat room and the live stream of the event on the freeCodeCamp YouTube channel.

    HOW TO SIGN UP (4 Steps to Officially Participate): 1. RSVP to our MeetUp

    1. Check out the official event page: https://hackathon.freecodecamp.org/

    2. Build and deploy a JAMStack app by following the included instructions. If you need help, feel free to reach out to mjordan@alchemycodelab.com or join the Free Code Camp Portland slack group [http://bit.ly/freecodecamppdx] and reach out!

    3. Once your hello world app is live, apply for a free online ticket here: https://freecodecamp.typeform.com/to/v4mc19

    *You can still participate without signing up for the online hackathon ticket, but you won’t be eligible for the official prizes.

    SHOULD YOU SIGN UP? YES! Any skill level should feel welcome to come hang out and learn! Hackathons are a great way to meet new people and learn new skills. Some experience with HTML/CSS/JavaScript would be helpful, but there are always plenty of ways for people to contribute even if you don’t know any code coming in.

    EVENT DETAILS: The main hackathon is from 9am to 9pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The space here will be available for the same hours.

    Food carts are just a few blocks away when you need a midday break, and there will be some food provided...stay tuned!

    WAIT, WAIT…. WHAT ACTUALLY IS THE JAMStack? The JAMstack is a simple way of building web apps. JAM stands for JavaScript, APIs, and Markup (HTML and CSS).

    If you've built some of the projects in the freeCodeCamp curriculum, you've already been using the JAMstack.

    The main difference between the JAMstack and other web development stacks like LAMP and MEAN is this: instead of using a web server back end, you use APIs.

    Website
  • Practical, Hands-on Training for Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

    NedSpace

    Want to take your career to the next level?

    Practical, Hands-on Training for Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

    Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in business today. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace. Unfortunately many college students, recent grads, and professionals haven’t mastered Excel or have the adequate Excel skills employers are seeking. According to Payscale, “ 80 percent of job openings require spreadsheet and word-processing software skills. Yet so many people never even give Excel a chance because it has an intimidating stigma around it.”

    If you walk through the finance or accounting department at any major corporate office, you will see computer screens filled with Excel spreadsheets outlining financial results, budgets, forecasts, and plans used to make big business decisions. Marketing and Product profesionals using Excel to list customer and sales targets; managing thier sales force and planning future marketing plans based on past results. Pivot tables to quickly and easily summarize customer and sales data by category with a quick drag-and drop. HR professionals using giant spreadsheets full of employee data and understand exactly where the costs are coming from and how to best plan and control them for the future. Supply logistic professional to manage inventory and forecasts demand.In essence, you can turn an entire department around just because you know how to manipulate data in order to get an aggregate view.

    STRUCTURE OF COURSE

    Advanced functions and formulas

     *Logical functions
     *Conditional functions
     *Financial functions
     *Text functions
     *Date functions
     *Array formulas
    

    Lookups and data tables

     *Using lookup functions
     *Using MATCH and INDEX
     *Creating data tables
    

    Advanced data management

     *Validating cell entries
     *Advanced filtering
    

    Advanced charting

     *Chart formatting options
     *Combination charts
     *Graphical objects
    

    PivotTables and PivotCharts

     *Working with PivotTables
     *Rearranging PivotTables
     *Formatting PivotTables
     *PivotCharts
    

    Exporting and Importing Data

     *Exporting and importing text files
     *Getting external data
    

    Analytical Tools

     *Goal Seek
     *Scenarios
    

    Macros and Visual Basic

     *Running and recording a macro
     *Working with VBA code
    

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    Martin Jetton has 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. He's currently a Principal at the Liberty Advisor Group, where he works in advanced supply chain analytics. In his previous role, he was the Senior Predictive Consultant at Corios; where he developed predictive models and scorecards, forecast trends, identify uncertainties, and assign the ideal strategies to maximize performance. The firm’s clients are in the banking, brokerage, credit, utilities and healthcare industries.

    BENEFITS

    Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support.The ability to analyze data is a powerful skill that helps you make better decisions. Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool.

    MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT

    They are NOT seeing if you simply have Excel as a skill. They are diving deeping when it comes to determining which candidate to interview and hire. They look for Pivot Table, VLOOKUP, Macros, VBA, Conditional Formatting, Charting and Filtering…These are far more telling of your ability to an employer then writing Excel. Someone who writes VLOOKUP, Pivot Table, Filtering demonstrates an ability to analyse data and so has eliminated a potential barrier in the mind of the hiring manager reviewing your resume. In essence, use actual Excel functions in your Resume!

    INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

    Did you know that Excel know-how can instantly increase your job prospects as well as your starting salary? Excel is a transferrable skill that any hiring manager understands is critical. Research shows job applicants who know MS Excel make $22.66 per hour on average compared to the $20.14 per hour their peers make who don’t know the program. That’s roughly an extra $20 per eight-hour workday and $100 per work week, simply for knowing how to use a single computer program. Moreover, full-time employees in certain industries can see a starting salary bump of anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 per year based on their Excel skills. That’s not chump change you can ignore.

    INSPIRING ENTREPRENEUR?

    A majority 63 percent of twenty-somethings want to start their own business. How will you stay organized, track data, or forecast your finances if you’re not spreadsheet-savvy? Many millennials simply want their first job. But, what about your performance once someone hires you? The biggest complaint employers have about millennials is that they lack basic hard and soft skills.These skills include things like teamwork and problem solving, but also basic administrative skills like MS Word and Powerpoint. Once you’re hired, you want to meet the basic requirements of your role without stressing.

    WHO SHOULD COME?

    People whose work is completed through MS Excel; Software Engineers, Finance Professionals, HR Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com.

    SOLD OUT?

    This is one of our high demand classes. In the case, we sale out; email us at ibeafoundation@gmail.com and ask when our next course will be in

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  • Simple 3D Modeling in Blender

    Free Geek

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

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  • Anatomy of a Computer

    Free Geek

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

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

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  • Monday
    Nov 5 2018
    New Relic FutureTalks PDX - Distributed Tracing: Next Steps

    New Relic

    Please join us on Monday, November 5 for our next installment of FutureTalks! This month, we'll be joined by Google Software Engineer Jaana B. Dogan for a discussion about Distributed Tracing.

    Distributed tracing is a golden tool but it is too hard for the newcomers. We need more consensus from the industry in order to improve things and make distributed tracing a common tool. In this talk, we will cover some of the critical use cases of distributed tracing and discuss the gaps in efforts and standardization.

    Doors will open at 5:30pm with light appetizers and drinks and networking. The program will begin at 6pm, and conclude with a Q&A session around 7:00pm.

    About our speaker: Jaana B. Dogan works on making Google production services more monitorable and debuggable. Previously, she worked on the Go programming language at Google and has a decade-long experience in building developer platforms and tools. Jaana can be found online @rakyll.

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