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  • Wednesday
    Jan 22 2020
    Programming with Python 1

    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? This is the class for you!

    This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

    No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

    Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

    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
  • 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
  • FOSS Beering

    Lucky Lab

    On occasion, we have a meet up of FOSS software developers from the low level like the kernel to user space and various others. Join us for fun conversations over beverages and pub food. All are welcome!

  • Out in Tech PDX | Demos & Drinks

    Bumped

    Join Out in Tech Portland for Demos and Drinks at Bumped!

    Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? Are you working on collaborative, open-source, or community-based products or apps? Want to share your work with a supportive queer tech community?

    We got you.

    We'll be at Bumped on Wednesday, January 22nd from 5:30 - 8:30pm. Drinks and food will be provided by our lovely host. Please RSVP for your FREE ticket to attend.

    Schedule

    5:30 | Doors

    6:00 | Demos + Q&A

    7:00 | Social Hour

    8:30 | Event Ends

    Featured Presenters TBA

    Want to see your name here? Submit your idea to us! All experience levels and project stages are welcome. Apply here --> bit.ly/oitpdxdemos

    Whether you are interested in technology, leading your own company, or just looking to connect with the LGBTQ+ tech community, this event is for you.

    A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

    Bumped for graciously hosting us and providing food and beverages.

    Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event.

    Questions/Concerns? Please email pdx@outintech.com

    Website
  • Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Ana Chaud, Founder of Garden Bar

    The Riveter

    Please join us on Wednesday, January 22nd as we hear the founders story from Ana Chaud, Founder of Garden Bar. Ana will discuss the highs and lows of starting the business and how she was able to successfully exit in just 5 years!

    Confessions of an Entrepreneur is a series that allows entrepreneurs to hear the highs and lows of what it takes to build a successful company – unfiltered and off the record – directly from successful entrepreneurs themselves!

    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
    Jan 23 2020
    @DAMAPDX January Chapter Meeting: Introduction to Open Source Software in the Enterprise

    Join us for an introduction to use of Open Source (OS) software in the enterprise. We will learn:

    What is OS software? - Benefits and risks of using OS software - Types of OS licenses, which licenses are business-friendly, and how they apply to various use cases - Basics of OS compliance and risk management in the enterprise - Tools for automating compliance

    About the Speaker

    Joanna Lee is a tech-focused attorney (and geek at heart) at the law firm of Gesmer Updegrove LLP, where she advises tech companies, open source software foundations, and technology standards consortia.

    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
  • Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • 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
  • Product Messaging 101: How to Communicate the Awesomeness of your Tech

    Custom House/WeWork

    Join messaging strategist, Emma O’Brien, for a session that breaks down the most important elements of effective product messaging.

    ABOUT THIS EVENT Do you want to tell a simpler story about your app, platform or other tech product? Are you a technical person who struggles to make your product capabilities easy for people to understand? Do you wish your website told a more compelling story?

    Learn how to communicate the awesomeness of your product with new clarity.

    WHAT YOU'LL LEARN In this talk, you’ll learn the basics of effective product messaging, including: What you need -- and don’t need -- to include in your story. How to make your product’s value clear and compelling. The ultimate shortcut to messaging that resonates with customers. You’ll leave with a clear framework to start building your own product messaging.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND? his talk is for founders and marketers of tech (or tech-enabled) products who want to improve their messaging strategy for marketing and sales activities. Especially if your current story feels over-complicated, too technical, or a little “meh.”

    WHO'S TEACHING? This workshop will be led by Emma O’Brien, founder of Punchy, a messaging consultancy that helps tech companies sell their value and own their truth. Emma helps founders and product marketers extract the most compelling aspects of their products and articulate them in a clear, concise way that resonates with their audiences. Learn more at www.punchy.co

    HOW MUCH? Just $10, but free to WeWork members (ask you location reps for the code)

    RSVP on Eventbrite http://bit.ly/351GyZv

    Website
  • Portland WeWork Labs - One Year Anniversary Party/Showcase

    In January of 2019, WeWork launched a program in Portland called WeWork Labs meant to help early stage companies grow through a global platform meant to connect founders with resources, mentors, investors within a community focused space. Since then, the program has helped over 60 founders learn more about how to grow and scale their business.

    Join us as we celebrate this milestone and showcase what makes Portland founders so special!

    Website
  • Product Benchmarks

    Do you know how your product stacks up against the competition? What metrics do you use to measure your product’s performance? Join us on January 23rd to learn more about the key role benchmarks and product analytics can play in helping to answer these questions.

    Rob Brazer, Sr Product Manager at Pendo, will be presenting on 5 Metrics that are Crucial to Understanding your Product Performance. He’ll also be sharing our new interactive Benchmarking Experience tool:

    Compare your product’s performance against others using real-world data Segment product metrics by company size, stage, and industry Download, custom slides to report on your own product’s performance

    Join us on January 23rd for some actionable content and the opportunity to network and engage with product-focused individuals.

    Website
  • PNSQC 2020 Vision: Lighting the Torch

    Cvent

    This year’s theme for PNSQC is 2020 Vision: Quality Looking Forward. We chose this theme to inspire attendees and speakers to think of ways to learn from the past, and envision ways to achieve quality software in the future.

    Just as lighting the Olympic flame before the games is a gesture of ceremony and inspiration, this kickoff of the call for proposals for PNSQC 2020 is a way to spark your imagination to contribute your own vision of quality.

    Come hear a "full stack" of lightning talks on visions of quality. What’s in store for software QA in the future as it merges with DevOps. How will you adapt to changing organizational structures, roles and required knowledge? Find out what leaders in the field are thinking and doing.

    Get inspired to see yourself presenting in October at PNSQC 2020 Networking afterward for ideas to achieve 2020 vision. Snacks and refreshments available during the talks.

    Then prepare to share your own clarity of vision at PNSQC 2020 by submitting a proposal to present at the conference in October.

    How do I get involved? To attend, please finish your RSVP here on meetup. If you wish to present at this event, please submit your ideas on PNSQC’s OpenConference site: https://www.openconf.org/pnsqc2020/author/submit.php

    This event is open to software developers, IT managers, project managers, product owners, testers, security professionals -- anyone who is passionate about professional software quality.

    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

Next two weeks

  • Friday
    Jan 24 2020
    PNSQC Workshop: An Engineering Approach to Public Speaking

    Cvent

    Whether you’ve given hundreds of talks, just gave your first talk, or perhaps are thinking of giving a talk next year, we all could use tips in not only overcoming our fears of public speaking but getting good at it. As engineering professionals, sometimes we may focus on the engineering problem and analysis yet don’t realize that how we deliver the message can be just as important as the message itself.

    If you break a sweat when speaking to more than a few people as we did, you’ll appreciate these transformational tips as Brian and Phil discuss practices for putting together a talk for a conference. As an engineer, learn a step by step pragmatic approach with several techniques and exercises to cure your nervousness and improve your delivery in a systematic way. Public speaking is a top skill for anyone who wants to effect change. Whether speaking to a department, at a meetup or presenting keynotes around the world, Phil and Brian have worked to hone their presentation skills.

    You’ve heard “Practice Makes Perfect” right? Well, that’s not quite right. “Practice With Feedback Makes Perfect”. In this free workshop, you will learn systematic methods with exercises so that you can improve on the spot.

    Walk away more confident in your ability to improve your public speaking skills with a framework and techniques for improvement.

    This is a free three-hour workshop limited to the first 18 people. The content will be in three parts, but each section builds on the previous. Please RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-NW-Software-Quality-Conference-PNSQC/events/266871919

    Both Brian and Phil are officers and board members of the Pacific NW Software Quality Conference (PNSQC).

    Brian Gaudreau is a seasoned quality professional with 20+ years of management, software testing and QA experience relevant to telecom, enterprise metadata, government, multimedia, health care and marketing CRM platforms.

    Philip Lew, CEO of XBOSoft, has founded and managed companies in his 25+ year professional career. He frequently can be found speaking at conferences including Softec Asia, HUSTEF, TestIstanbul and StarEast.

    Website
  • Advanced Command Line: Intro to Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

    Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

    Website
  • Beer and Blog Reunion

    Please RSVP on our Beer and Blog Reunion Roll Call!

    The erstwhile Beer and Blog community is getting together for a "reunion" and to welcome anyone else who wants to connect with such folks at our old haunt, the place formerly known as Green Dragon. If you can't make it on this date, try 17 January 2020 instead. We will also try to have a virtual connection for folks that can't make it FTF if the tech gods be willing...stay tuned to @beerandblog on Twitter for details.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 25 2020
    Making Art Everyday

    http://makingarteveryday.com/ is a great way to inspire you to draw or create art every day.

    Lisa Bardot has shared a daily prompt similar to Inktober to give you ideas about what to create each day. If you plan to create for just 10 minutes a day it may start an inspiring journey that could lead to an entire life of creating. Making Art Every Day also has an online community on Instagram #makingarteveryday to share your work with friends.

    In this Meetup, we'll plan to bring this to life in person. Bring your art supplies, sketchpads, or tablets and we'll create together. I'll have extra supplies if you need some.

    If you like to get inspiration from others, we'll see you soon! Families welcome.

    Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

    Website
  • Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

    The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

    Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 27 2020
    PDX Shopify Meetup - Beyond Conversions: Strategies for Retaining Customers

    11:11 Supply

    Retaining customers isn't easy, but it's necessary to be capital efficient. Customers become repeat shoppers when they love your products and service. We'll break down the strategies of Shopify brands that have made retention a priority, successfully encouraging repeat purchases, and building brand love.

    Max Folley is CEO and Co-founder of Caravel (www.caravelapp.com), a mobile platform that connects shoppers with brands to make Direct-to-Consumer purchases intuitive and rewarding.

    Coming from a background of marketing and technology, he brings a unique perspective into strategies that are successful at keeping satisfaction a focus. Also, into strategies that fail in this regard.

    Coming from a background of marketing and technology, he brings a unique perspective into strategies that are successful at keeping satisfaction a focus. Also, into strategies that fail in this regard.

    Previously a Director at Wieden+Kennedy, he helped brands like Nike and Samsung implement technology that delivered valued customer connections. Now at Caravel, his focus is on small-mid sized business, and helping them build strong, direct connections with shoppers.

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

    FAQ Q: What’s the parking situation? A: Weekdays is free street parking near Davis and Grand.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! 11:11 Supply is on the Streetcar A loop and multiple TriMet bus lines including the 6 and 20. You can also bike, they are at the Couch and MLK Biketown Hub and inside of the Biketown Central Eastside Super Hub.

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

    Q: Is space limited? A: Yes! Please register asap to guarantee a spot. If you're unable to attend, please update your attendance so that someone on the waitlist can join.

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

    Thank you to our sponsors CartHook (https://carthook.com) & Little Stream Software (https://www.littlestreamsoftware.com/shopify-apps/json-ld-seo)

    Website
  • UX Happy Hour - January

    Join us for another night of meeting new friends and chill design conversations over food and drinks. Your hosts are Rachel Glaves and Leo LaCroix, both local UX designers. Welcome! We hope you swing by and say hi.

    Venue note: For fall we're still meeting at the food cart pod at 11th and SE Madison. We'll be in the west area of the pod with the covered picnic tables under the heaters, behind most of the food trucks. The pod has a beer cart and many food options - come enjoy dinner with us!

    It may be a bit rainy, but it shouldn't be too cold plus there are covered areas to sit with heaters! See you there.

  • 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
    Jan 28 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC: Navigating Isolation in Tech

    Puppet

    Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-bipoc-navigating-isolation-in-tech-tickets-87198939375 is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for an event dedicated to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area. This is an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of the PDXWIT Board, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to women and non-binary community who identify as a BIPOC.

    Speakers: TBD

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

    5:45 pm - Speed Meet and Greet

    6:00 p.m. - Announcements and Welcome

    6:15 p.m. - Speaker segment/Conversation

    6:40 p.m. - Raffle and Breakouts

    6:45 p.m. - BIPOC Workshop with Presenters (Pre-Registration Required, if filled there will be an onsite waitlist)/Allies Networking Session

    7:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

    Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

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

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There will be signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The MAX runs right in front of the building and bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

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

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

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

    Website
  • Donut.js January 2020

    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 — Rose Judge — git push -f*@#: Making Mistakes in Open Source
    • 7:00 — 5-minute break
    • 7:05 — Lauro Silva — Compiling Svelte from Scratch
    • 7:20 — 5-minute break
    • 7:25 — Letta Raven — Mentoring the Marginalized
    • 7:40 — 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 at building entrance.
    • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores, gluten-free donuts, and vegan donuts.
    • 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 Code of Conduct responder will be on hand to respond to any Code of Conduct reports or questions.
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. This month we support Street Roots, a local organization creating income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

    Website
  • RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup

    Lucky Lab Brew Pub

    RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

    While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

    Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

    You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 29 2020
    RealWear Developer Academy
    through
    Hilton Vancouver Washington

    Join Us for an Exclusive Event RealWear Developer Academy Join us in historic Vancouver, Washington for RealWear Developer Academy! During this two-day event for software engineers, you will gain hands-on experience creating enterprise apps for the HMT platform. Register for RealWear Developer Academy and receive either an HMT-1 or HMT-1Z1 for free.

    Why Attend RealWear Developer Academy?

    -Opportunity to solve real-world problems with the HMT platform. Bring your questions, bring your laptops, and get ready to program for the world’s best rugged wearable computers. -Small class size and personalized attention from RealWear engineers. This exclusive event is limited to 25 attendees. -HMT-1 or HMT-1Z1 included with your registration. -Learn from the best. Network with your fellow HMT developers in the RealWear community!

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: Women and Anxiety - Self Care Strategies and More

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-women-and-anxiety-self-care-strategies-and-more-tickets-85655711539] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join PDXWIT at ThinkShout and hear Emelie Gagliardo, MA, LCP, a therapist who specializes in treating women with anxiety, share the most recent evidence-based treatments for anxiety as well as tangible skills women can use to manage feelings of anxiety in the workplace or at home.

    Agenda:

    5:30 pm - Doors open and Networking

    6:00 pm - Introductions and Announcements

    6:15 pm - Presentation Begins

    6:45 pm - Q&A

    7:00 pm - More Networking

    7:30 pm - Event Ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: No.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes.

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

    A: Yes.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: We have only street parking (not free) in the area.

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

    A: There is only 1 entrance, which is the main lobby entrance. Key cards are needed 24/7 to access the main lobby doors as well as using the elevator to get to our floor (7th floor).

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes. There is a MAX Station 2 blocks away.

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

    Purpose:

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

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

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 30 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
  • BSD Pizza Night

    Handsome Pizza

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

  • Saturday
    Feb 1 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

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  • Simple 3D Modeling in Blender

    Free Geek

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

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  • Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

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

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

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  • Monday
    Feb 3 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.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 4 2020
    February 2020 Joint meetup with Write the Docs and Support Driven: Knowledge-Centered Support

    Green Bits

    KCS (Knowledge-Centered Support) is a methodology that brings together support and writing. In that spirit, February's meetup is a collaboration between the Write the Docs and Support Driven communities.

    We'll hear Jack Harrison-Sherlock present on how Vend implemented KCS to a global team of 60 spread across 3 offices, doubling their self-service rate and empowering their team to contribute to a single knowledge base. Jack is the Senior Continuous Improvement Lead in the Support Operations team at Vend, where he owns the Support platform/tech and manages special projects.

    • 6:30 to 7:00 Networking
    • 7:00 Presentation
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