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  • Monday
    Aug 21 2017
    Ruby Coworking: Sellwood Edition

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

  • Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

    Phase2

    Welcome Campers! This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

    Please rsvp on meetup so we can get a headcount

    Website
  • Edit - Cancelled for Eclipse - See you next Week! Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

    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
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery

    NedSpace

    JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you’ve ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford’s intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop. Together we’ll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events!

    Before you come:
    Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal.
    Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

    How to find us:
    Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway 

    Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters 

    Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE 

    TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

    Website
  • So, How About That Eclipse? A Discussion Among Enthusiasts

    RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Consciousness-Hacking-Portland/events/242180189/

    Solar eclipses have long been observed as having subtle influences on the humnan mind, body and spirit, even if science does not fully understand the mechansisms behind these effects. Correlations can be drawn in astrology, religions that worship the Sun and even changes in electromagnetic fields that may influence our brains and nervous systems. From a metaphorical perspective, an eclipse is ripe with meaning, exploring the relationship between light and dark.

    Not everyone will be able to get out of town to watch the total eclipse of the sun. Some may not even be able to get outside. The eclipse happens starts at 9:06a and ends at 11:38a: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/portland-or

    From Portland we will see a near total eclipse. If you are able to get out of town and come back to report what you saw, great! We'll show a recording and be interested to hear what you saw around you, how people and animals behaved, whether your experience was different if you were in a place where you couldn't see the sun, and anything else you observed. We'll also be talking about historical connections drawn between the eclipses and human consciousness.

    Note the change in location for this special event in addition to our usual monthly meetup. We expect Caldera to be a great location for this conversation! http://www.calderapublichouse.com/

  • 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

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Aug 22 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 8/22

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

    The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

    Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Dates: Tuesday, August 22
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
    RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
    Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
    (Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

    Parking: 

    There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

    TriMet:

    Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

    • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

    • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]

    Website
  • Do What You Love with Maigen Thomas

    NedSpace Broadway

    "Do What You Love" seems to have become a mantra for millennials entering the workforce, but it’s a phrase that would never have been uttered by any previous generation. If we're no longer working toward the corner office and an early retirement, what are we working toward? Can you do what you love your entire life?

    This workshop will share information that we hope will help you determine what you love to do and enable you to move confidently in that direction.

    Your Takeaways:

    1. Understand whether you're bored at work or ready for better work

    2. Begin to articulate your core values

    3. Better self-evaluate your skills, talents and passions.

    4. Determine what truly 'meaningful work' means to you

    Maigen Thomas is passionate about helping people be and do BETTER. Professionally, she is the lead Front-End Developer and UX Designer at Unigo, a SaaS company focused on helping students find the perfect college and scholarships to help pay for it. She also serves her community as a Business Development consultant helping small businesses and entrepreneurs 'build a better business' through an optimized user experience for everyone. Maigen is the author of three books and is a regular contributor on HuffPost and Medium. Additionally, she has been featured on various radio shows, USA Today, ValuePenguin, Mashable, ThePennyCounter, and US News & World Report.

    Space is limited, RSVP now: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/241857656/

    Website
  • PDX WIT #Action - Oregon State Legislature Panel

    Join our Oregon State Representatives and Senators in August for an educational panel on state government. While national legislators grab headlines, state legislators are doing the hard work of local governance.

    As we voted in February, many of our key issues like civil rights, women’s health, education, homelessness and transportation are actually most influenced at the state level.

    The Oregon State government is at the forefront of policies that impact our daily lives. We’ll discuss how lawmaking is segmented by the national, state, and local level;, how state governments enact policy; how public opinion influences state policy; and how our key issues are playing out at the state level.

    Agenda: 5:30pm – Doors Open 6:00pm – Panel Begins 7:00pm - Networking

    The following Oregon State Representatives and Senators will be joining us:

    Representative Tawna Sanchez (District 43): Rep Sanchez represents North and NE Portland. She’s a Vice-Chair of the Human Services and Housing Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee, and Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety.

    Representative Janelle Bynum (District 51): Rep Bynum represents East Portland, Damascus, Gresham, Boring, North Clackamas, and Happy Valley. She is the Vice Chair for the Committee on Business and Labor and is a member of the Early Childhood and Family Supports and Higher Education and Workforce Development committee.

    Senator Chuck Thomsen (District 26): Senator Thompson represents Hood River. He’s the vice chair of Committee On Business and Transportation and is a member of the of Ways and Means and Legislative Policy and Research committees.

    Representative Janeen A. Sollman (District 30): Rep. Sollman represents Hillsboro. She is a member of the House Committee On Education and Committee On Higher Education and Workforce Development.

    We will lead the panel in a discussion of state government and then open it up to audience questions, so come prepared with any questions.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Wednesday
    Aug 23 2017
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    NXT Industries: Lab

    Join us for a morning coffee and a friendly mingling with like-minded Portland entrepreneurs! Every week on Wednesday morning we have a new local startup team building an amazing company here in Portland giving a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    1 Million Cups is a great opportunity to network, and as always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out - and bring a friend.

    P.S. We are always happy to hear about newcomers in the PDX startup scene. If you are one and would like to present your startup to our audience you are more than welcome to apply at www.1millioncups.com/portland

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS

    NedSpace

    Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

    In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!

    At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. Before you come:
    Some previous exposure to HTML/CSS is helpful, but not required.
    Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

    How to find us:
    Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway
    Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters
    Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE
    TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

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    Please Click Here to RSVP for your spot on Eventbrite

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 24 2017
    Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training
    through
    McMenamins Kennedy School

    A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.

    To earn your CSM certificate, you must take a CSM course from a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) or Endorsed Scrum Trainer (EST) and demonstrate your progress through our online CSM test. The first step toward your CSM is familiarizing yourself with Scrum. Then attend an in-person, two-day (16 hour) CSM course taught by a Scrum Alliance Authorized Trainer. After successfully completing the course, you will need to pass the CSM exam. To get a passing score, you must correctly answer 24 of the 35 questions. You will be eligible for 16 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) upon completion of this course. After you pass the CSM exam, you will be asked to accept the License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

    This 2 day (16 hours) course fulfills the classroom requirement to become a CSM.

    10% of PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CHICK TECH PORTLAND https://portland.chicktech.org/

    Website
  • Ruby Co-working: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • Consciousness Hacking--What'­s That?

    Due to limited space, RSVP's are required at https://www.meetup.com/Consciousness-Hacking-Portland/events/242094974/

    We’ve always known the art and craft of software development was frustratingly fun, potently world-driving, and part of an ever-expanding set of skills important to living in the modern world. But, now, there’s a field of study and experimentation that appears to show that the consciousness of the teams that develop software inform the software itself.

    And, there is software that is designed to heighten our consciousness. What if we used software to heighten the consciousness of software developers to build better products? And why would we care? Well: throughput, quality, humane work environments—and things like that. Our panelists will speak to these and related issues of interest to the co-hacking community.

    Jean Richardson is a member of the AgilePDX Coordinating Committee, an Agile coach and consultant, developer of the Pervasive Leadership theory, and co-author of “Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself” published on InfoQ on September 1, 2016 as well as the forthcoming book /The Preservation of the Agile Heart/. In the course of her career in software development she has progressed through the software development specialties of user and technical documentation, field-based ethnographic usability research, testing, instructional design, business analysis, project management, and spent a stint as the Director of Customer Learning for a small healthcare company. Her client lists include such local luminaries as Cambia Health Systems, Portland General Electric, the City of Portland, the Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority, Intel, and Tripwire. azuregate.net @JeanAtAzureGate

    Julie Nelligan is a personal development coach and psychologist in North Portland. Julie started her career as a coder in the early 90’s focusing primarily on managing large databases before transitioning into coaching. She is also the founder of the Portland Chapter of Consciousness Hacking, a new movement to explore the use of technology in facilitating the process of elevating consciousness. Julie brings a scientific, analytical approach to considering the interface between technology and consciousness. Her work with entrepreneurs combines neurofeedback and coaching to empower them to achieve their goals and aspirations as business owners and individuals. cohack.life eeginfo.com

    Aaron Vannatter works as a senior software development consultant with Shiftwise in Portland, OR. With a decade of professional experience, Aaron has found his niche in full stack .NET web development. He is passionate about championing Purpose-Driven Development, an emerging way of developing software that seeks to be more integrated and life-affirming and to foster the human spirit within the domain of information technology. This work is inspired by Aaron's transformational experiences after a decade of training in the tools, practices and techniques offered by The Way of the Heart™, an international organization dedicated to empowering personal and collective life mission. purposedrivendevelopment.org aaronvannatter.com thewayoftheheart.com

    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
  • ProductTank PDX

    Vacasa

    For our next meeting on August 24th, we'll have two amazing speakers. Rian Van Der Merwe, Product Manager at Wildbit, and Susannah Axelrod, VP of Product at Skyward. Their talks will help you up your game as a PM and give you tools to move ahead. See you there!

    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
  • Friday
    Aug 25 2017
    [Agile PDX Westside] Ideation to Development: Reduce Dependancies & Gain Clarity

    Ideation to Development: How to break down work to reduce dependancies and improve clarity.

    Sometimes we know it will take many moving pieces to deliver our value. It's more than a minor challenge to keep all these parts organized, understandable, and created at the right time... in fact it may be the holy grail for achieving flow in our value delivery!

    Share your stories, techniques, and learnings around the art of breaking down value into manageable, understandable, and deliverable chunks.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Becoming a Junior Developer after Fifty

    Featured Speaker: Scott Jansen, Software Developer at US Bank

    Two years ago, Scott broke back into the software industry after spending twenty years on a different career path. His skills in COBOL were no longer sufficient, so he attended The Tech Academy Software Developer Boot Camp to sharpen up on the most in-demand programming languages.

    Scott is coming to share what it was like dealing with the struggles of learning the new technology, the struggles of finding a job, and the struggles of getting along with younger but more experienced coders.

    Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Aug 26 2017
    Python Machine Learning and Data Science

    Data Scientists,

    Did you know MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database? How interested would it be if you could see it on a Raspberry Pi? We'll also have more research prepared on a SQL challenge for the group.

    At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

    Join the fun!

    Agenda

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 28 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 8/28

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

    The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

    Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Dates: Monday, August 28
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
    RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
    Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
    (Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

    Parking: 

    There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

    TriMet:

    Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

    • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

    • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]


    Website
  • Women Talking Tech

    Introducing PDX's latest tech meetup - Women Talking Tech :heart:

    So many of us are building really cool shit at work and in the community - let's share, recognize and applaud our badassery. Through this WTT series, we aim to perpetuate the technical learning and teaching component within our industry. Partnering with local WIT communities we'll meet monthly for 1-2 lightning talks, Q&A, a break, a keynote closer, and more Q&A. Oh, and food/drink. Curated for a technical audience compromised of but not limited to women, transgender and non binary friends.

    Community Partner: Lesbians Who Tech

    Katie Hughes: Learn you a Hask/Elm For Great Javascript

    Alison Stump: Building CSS for React Components with Modular ITCSS

    Kris Nova: Explore the under developed and highly important layer of infrastructure underneath cloud native tooling like Kubernetes. We take a technical deep dive into kubicorn, and show how easy it is to get an application up and running with kubicorn: https://github.com/kris-nova/kubicorn

    *Katie is a pun loving web developer at AppNexus, a casual comic book reader, and is hyped af for fall. @katieslynnh

    *Alison - coming soon

    *Kris is a Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft. She likes unicorns, whiskey, writing distributed cloud native infrastructure tools, and kissing girls. @kris_nova

    Questions/want to chat/interested in speaking at our 10/3 event? akrug@appnexus.com/@appnexuseng

    Website
  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

    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
  • PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    THIS MONTH:

    Disposable Infrastructure: you only build me up to tear me down

    Paige will introduce the idea of disposable infrastructure, the tools she and her team chose to use for provisioning (Terraform) and configuration management (Ansible) and a walk through of solution they built.

    (As seen at DevOpsDays Portland 2017!)

    Speaker bio:

    Paige Bernier is passionate about efficiency and building great systems that work. Outside of tech she loves all things crafty and cute. Please send her your best cat photos.

    TBD (topic: reliable backups)

    Speaker bio:

    Rachel Kelly is a Devops Engineer for a small healthcare tech company in town and would argue versus the folks that like to say "mleh, devops engineers don't exist!" Her first love is Python and she chaired PyDX, a local Python conference, for a couple years, and was also part of the organizing team for PDX PyLadies for several years. Recently, she's "recovering" from having taught intro to programming at Portland State for a term. If you want to keep up with what Rachel's doing, please give a follow to @wholemilk on Twitter, which is where she mostly lives, these days.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 29 2017
    PDX Free Code Camp Hangout (Tuesday Night Edition!)

    Simple

    Hi campers! We'll be having our Tuesday meetups at Simple. This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions. All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

    Please RVSP on meetup.com so we can get a headcount

    Website
  • Donut.js

    We have monthly meet-ups with talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the wonderful places where those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come see some wonderful presentations, eat some donuts, and chat with friends.

    Schedule and more details coming soon!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 30 2017
    Python Open Questions

    Free Geek

    Get help with your Python projects from a friendly and knowledgeable tutor in this drop-in session. Bring anything from introductory questions to advanced projects. Registration is not required.

    Website
  • FramerPDX

    Moovel

    A prototype breathes life into any design and shows the behavior of a product. Framer is a tool to create animated and interactive prototypes; it allows teams to explore ideas at the intersection of code, design, and tech.

    Join us on August 30 at Moovel HQ for an Introduction to Framer workshop. We will teach you how to get started with Framer to create high-fidelity, interactive prototypes for iOS, Android, and the web.

    Agenda

    6:00 PM - Doors Open 6:15 PM - Welcome + Sponsor Message from Moovel 6:30 PM - Workshop: An Introduction to Framer 7:30 PM - Show-and-Tell + Q&A 8:00 PM - Doors Close

    Target Audience: Beginners, no need of prior knowledge of coding required.

    Preparation

    Please bring your laptop and download the trial version of Framer (https://framer.com) if you would like to follow along during the workshop.

    Website
  • Portland's Silicon Forrest Networking Mixer

    Join Us For A Night Of Networking With Startup and Tech Professionals In Portland!

    Join the fastest growing startup and tech networking event in Portland! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Forrest startup community. Register immediately for an early bird ticket.

    Quick note: We encourage our attendees to bring cool company swag to our events, product samples, host demonstrations etc. Whatever you decide to bring or do, make it something people will enjoy! Most importantly, come to hang out and meet cool people.

    Details Discounted Drinks Great People Great Vibes Supporting Women Entrepreneurs (see below) Show Off Your Stuff

    Please have a printed or mobile version of your ticket ready at the entrance.

    Tickets to this event sell out very quickly! Register asap.

    knw is a huge supporter of women in tech and entrepreneurship. We're proud to say that all of our events have featured outstanding women in the Silicon Beach / Los Angeles startup community. If you're interested in helping us empower more women entrepreneurs and women in business stop by our event and let us know how you want to get involved. Please ask us about our Women's Entrepreneur Fund and empowerment project as well.

    Our mission at knw is to host fun and interactive startup and tech networking parties for the local community. Our events are cool, casual and designed for young entrepreneurs, tech professionals, and startups who don't want to feel like they are networking. Hanging out and socializing with the right people is how networking naturally happens and we work hard to create an environment that feels like a hangout and not a business event.

    Attendees are encouraged to come and show off their cool products and services in creative ways, we just ask that you don't come to our events just to push material on people. Figure out a cool way to present your stuff and most important of all, be comfortable hanging out and actually meeting people, trust us the business will come after building real friendships.

    Register now and we'll see you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 31 2017
    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
  • Consciousness Hacking: A Little Q&A on Shamanism

    Shut Up and Eat

    Shamanism is an ancient technique for waking up so you can grow up and show up.

    Our discussion leader, Sara Violante, is a Shamanic Practitioner who specializes in normalizing Shamanic practices that can often feel uncomfortable or foreign in our modern, western culture. She approaches her work with kindness, caring, and compassion, but also a great deal of laughter and fun. She is grounded and down to earth and is sensitive to how uncomfortable people new to Shamanic work can feel.

    If you are unfamiliar with Shamanic work, or uncomfortable with spiritual work, come and learn a little about it in a relaxed atmosphere with no judgment.

    Sara’s training has included individual instruction with a Shamanic Practitioner, mentoring by an energy healer in Europe, and formal training through a Shamanic Practitioner Program that included vision quest. Her practice is based in Portland, Oregon. https://saraviolante.com/

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    Marthas PDX

    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
    Sep 1 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Life as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

    The Tech Academy

    Featured Speaker: Johnny Reaser, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

    Johnny has 20+ years experience in software testing. Since his first position at Microsoft in 1997 he has been involved in all aspects of system development life cycle and application evolution using agile methodology, object-oriented design, and iterative development.

    Johnny is a graduate of The Tech Academy.

    Find out what it's like to work as a Senior QA Engineer: The pluses, the minuses, and everything in between!

    Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    12:45 Doors Open
    1:00 Talk Begins
    1:30 Q&A

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