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  • Monday
    Mar 18 2019
    Help teach a local high school teacher teach critical CS classes

    Computer Science Education Advocates: 70% of OR and SW WA High Schools Need Your Help*

    Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program: Volunteer to help a Oregon high school teacher teach computer science!

    Are you a computer science professional who wants to help develop the next generation of Oregon/SW WA techies? Come learn more about TEALS and how coding pros like you are changing lives as TEALS volunteers!

    22 Oregon and seven SW WA High Schools need software developer volunteers to help them teach computer science. Our volunteers work directly with classroom teachers to help them build and grow their CS teaching capacity through yearlong support and training to inspire the next generation of innovators and computer scientists.

    If you’re interested in learning more about the opportunity to help shape students’ career opportunities – all while having fun – come learn how TEALS might be the right fit for you!

    TEALS Volunteer Info Luncheon Wednesday, March 18 and March 19
    11:30 - 12:30 Please forward to any Microsoft CS Person that would be interested in 1414 NW Northup St. #900 helping grow CS Education in Oregon Portland, Oregon and SW Washington! Lunch provided by TEALS

    Register Here https://bit.ly/2EwJfIk

    Problems with the above link? Email Helen@TEALSK12.org

    If you can’t attend either of these options, you can still sign up to volunteer and/or help. Visit www.tealsk12.org/volunteers

    *Here are the Oregon and SW WA schools that need your help: Madison High School Aloha High School Century High School Portland Christian HS Lake Oswego High School Lakeridge High School Lincoln High School Seaside High School Canby High School Sheridan High School Amity High School Yamhill-Carlton High School McKay High School Cascades Sr. High School Silverton High School St Helens High School Trinity Lutheran High School (Bend) Madison High School Corvallis High School Sweet Home High School Imbler High School Itech (WA) Kelso (WA) CAM Battlefield (WA) Kalama (WA) Skyview (WA) Woodland (WA) Washougal (WA)

    Website
  • Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

    Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Build2Learn: Build It, And They Will Pwn.

    PASCAL

    Welcome to PASCAL Hackerspace's newest hands-on workshop: Build2Learn!

    The general idea of the Build2Learn twice-monthly sessions is to take several categories of tools, analyze their functionality, and re-implement them using your language of choice.

    The goal is not to present a tutorial. The goal is to have discussion around the process of breaking the problem down into specific use cases and requirements, i.e. tasks that can be more easily implemented.

    The core goal of programming is problem solving, the aim here is to facilitate and encourage this skill.

    There will be a focus on performing code review and encouraging people to demo their progress to the group.

    Session_0 will focus on the following:

    >Help individuals set up their development environment
    >Make sure that the git workflow is well understood
    >Help with a language selection
    Note: while there will not be any prescribed languages,we suggest
    either python or javascript. This is not to deter the use of other
    languages. Just to suggest that there may be more help available using
    something listed above.
    >Help users install git for their operating system
    >Help users create a github account and setup git to use it
    >Help users install language and tooling (if needed)
    >Help users install text editor and discuss the merits of different options

    For more information, please visit-https://randy5235.github.io/build2learn/ or view the current repository directly on Github here: https://github.com/randy5235/build2learn . The purpose of this repository is to provide a resource for documentation and source code for the Build2Learn session(s) at PASCAL Hackerspace.

    For questions regarding PASCAL Hackerspace and events hosted there in general, please email [masked]. For questions regarding Build2Learn, please reach out to Randy here on Meetup! He can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/members/10974695/

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot PDX

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • The Perpetual Lineup

    Note: This meeting will start at 7:00 PM, NOT at our usual time. Doors will be monitored for access until 7:20 PM. If you arrive later, please post a note to the meeting page on Meetup, and we'll work to respond and let you in.

    Join us for a combined meeting with Seattle TA3M!

    Details about the meeting location and parking are listed at the end.

    You are probably in a criminal face recognition network.

    Did you know that half of US adults are in a face-recognition database? If you live in Oregon or Washington state, your face data is stored in your state's driver license database. Both states use facial recognition software to prevent driver license fraud and neither currently shares their databases with law enforcement. But what if that changes?

    Facial recognition can be useful for some things, like unlocking our phones, but companies and governments can also use the technology for their own purposes — without our consent. While the technology has made great advances in accuracy, many programs still have difficulty with darker faces, women, and children. And a number of questions still exist in other areas including privacy, consent, discrimination, and whether the technology will be used for general, suspicionless surveillance.

    Clare Garvie and her colleagues at Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology did a year-long investigation on police use of facial recognition, and the result of their research is a paper called "The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America" (https://www.perpetuallineup.org/). She'll share insights from the study and tell us how the information has already been put to use in shaping policy for the use of facial recognition technology by government. She'll be speaking to both groups, Seattle TA3M and us, via teleconference.

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

    Schedule:

    6:55 PM: Doors

    7:00 PM: Introductions

    7:10 PM: Presentation

    Speaker bio:

    Clare Garvie joined the Center on Privacy and Technology as a Law Fellow after graduating from Georgetown Law in 2015, and now serves as a Senior Associate. In 2016, she was lead author of The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America. Her current research continues to focus on the use of face recognition by law enforcement and the ways activists, public defenders, and policymakers can ensure the technology is under control. Prior to entering law school, she worked in human rights and international criminal law with the International Center for Transitional Justice. She received her B.A. from Barnard College in political science, human rights, and psychology. You can follow her on Twitter at @clareangelyn.

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

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

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

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

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

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Mar 19 2019
    CS Education Advocates: Help a teacher teach critical computer science courses in OR/SW Wa -- Volunteer Info Session and Luncheon

    Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program: Volunteer to help a Oregon high school teacher teach computer science!

    Are you a computer science professional who wants to help develop the next generation of Oregon/SW WA techies? Come learn more about TEALS and how coding pros like you are changing lives as TEALS volunteers!

    22 Oregon and seven SW WA High Schools need software developer volunteers to help them teach computer science. Our volunteers work directly with classroom teachers to help them build and grow their CS teaching capacity through yearlong support and training to inspire the next generation of innovators and computer scientists.

    If you’re interested in learning more about the opportunity to help shape students’ career opportunities – all while having fun – come learn how TEALS might be the right fit for you!

    TEALS Volunteer Info Luncheon Wednesday, March 18 and March 19
    11:30 - 12:30 Please forward to any Microsoft CS Person that would be interested in 1414 NW Northup St. #900 helping grow CS Education in Oregon Portland, Oregon and SW Washington! Lunch provided by TEALS

    Type the following link into your web browser: https://bit.ly/2EwJfIk

    Problems/Questions? Contact Helen@TEALSK12.org

    Website
  • DIY CNC Mill

    Free Geek

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

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

    Cambia Health Solutions

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-march-happy-hour-tickets-55540219291] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for March Happy Hour at Cambia Health!

    PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our March Happy Hour at Cambia Health! A lot of people talk about the Importance of diversity in the technology Industry, but does diversity even matter if there are not meaningful efforts to achieve inclusion? The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What is the Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion?”

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

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

    Filmmaker Casey Hastings will screen her short film “Diversity Hires,” and she and the actors involved will speak briefly on the making of the film

    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

    5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speaking segments

    6:30 p.m. - 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: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We will have 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 - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

    Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, please leave your furry friends at home. There are dogs in the building during work hours.

    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
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) March Happy Hour

    Cambria

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-march-happy-hour-tickets-55540219291] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for March Happy Hour at Cambia Health!

    PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our March Happy Hour at Cambia Health! A lot of people talk about the Importance of diversity in the technology Industry, but does diversity even matter if there are not meaningful efforts to achieve inclusion? The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What is the Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion?”

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

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

    Filmmaker Casey Hastings will screen her short film “Diversity Hires,” and she and the actors involved will speak briefly on the making of the film

    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

    5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speaking segments

    6:30 p.m. - 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: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We will have 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 - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

    Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, please leave your furry friends at home. There are dogs in the building during work hours.

    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
  • OEN Workshop: Building a Value Proposition to Differentiate Yourself in the Market with Charla Triplett

    Being able to clearly identify and communicate your value proposition to customers is important to the success of any business. As a Product Development Strategist, Charla Triplett leverages her experience to help entrepreneurs build value propositions that are customer-focused and clearly differentiate their products and services in crowded markets. In this 2-hour workshop, we will work together to map out your Value Proposition by understanding what your customers want and how you can maximize their benefits while minimizing their current “pains”, discuss how to test your value proposition on a budget, and learn why this is always an ongoing process to differentiate yourself in the market.

    Details This workshop is the last of a three-part series on scaling your startup.

    Cost: $35 for OEN members (or $80 for the series) and $40 for non-members (or $100 for the series). Sorry, no refunds

    Not yet an OEN member? Join today to get a pass to this workshop for free!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Wednesday
    Mar 20 2019
    Programming with Python 3

    Free Geek

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Jr Dev Meetup

    Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

    Website
  • TiE Oregon Annuals

    Please join us on March 20th as we recognize Nat Parker, Co-founder of GlobeSherpa (purchased by moovel North America).

    Starting in 2013, Nat received ongoing mentorship and early investment from the TiE Oregon Angels. Along with his team, Nat grew his company and returned that investment! And…just a few years later, sold the company to moovel North America. We are thrilled to celebrate Nat’s success and the support he now gives to the entrepreneur community.

    In addition, we will take a look back and celebrate accomplishments made in 2018 which include:

    – $1.75 Million invested in 14 Companies! — And that is just through November. We will likely have another investment before the end of the year! – 1 exit – RFPIO! – Five TiE XL Boot Camps — with approximately 65 participants – Team Melaknow from Oregon’s TYE Program took 1st place at the TYE Global Competition in Washington DC – TiE Oregon Angels was voted the best angel program out of all TiE Chapters – ….and our member engagement continues to grow with the additional programming we added this year including Industry Exploration, Evolve Your Startup, Investor Training, and more!

    When: Wednesday, March 20th Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM / 5:30 PM Networking Reception / 6:15 PM Dinner and Program / 8:30 PM Musical Entertainment Where: The Lofts at 8th Ave, 2010 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR Cost: TiE Member Table of 10 = $1,000 | Non-Member Table of 10 = $1,250 | TiE Member Single Ticket = $100 | Non-Member Single Ticket = $125

    Presenting Sponsor:

    Elevate Capital

    Website
  • PDX OSGeo Monthly meeting

    Monthly meeting of the Portland open source GIS group. Projects big and small are usually presented monthly along with rousing conversation and discussion. All are welcome, no need to RSVP - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers so bring your ideas and questions!

    We'll cover the usual exciting happenings in geodata, upcoming geoevents and bring your own geo-show and tell. This month we will cover the new Trimet trip planner and many other interesting topics:

    http://news.trimet.org/2019/03/trimet-tests-a-new-trip-planner-that-brings-together-transit-ridesourcing-carsharing-and-bikesharing-options/

    As always, there will be pizza! And BYOB is always welcome.

    Our mailing list is here drop us a line with any questions: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgeo

    Website
  • AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Agile Unbounded: re-imagining education

    Puppet

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/259111522/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    While our tech-based companies are struggling to find the talent needed to grow a new creative economy, our schools are still stuck in a 100-year-old model that was designed to produce workers for an industrial age. Students desperately want to be a part of the future but many are struggling to understand why they are even showing up to school each day. Here in Oregon, we have the second worst graduation rate in the entire country. Some would joke that we are the Mississippi of the West, except that Mississippi now has a higher graduation rate.

    Four years ago Innovate Oregon launched The Dayton Experiment, in Dayton Oregon, a rural community in Yamhill County where two-thirds of the students live in poverty and a third of the students are Hispanic.

    This experiment explored what might happen if you took the agile mindsets, skillsets, and toolsets from our agile community and partnered with a school district to re-imagine education. Might it be possible for an entire school district to transform from a traditional teaching institution into a dynamic learning organization, one that unleashes the creative genius of their students?

    Today, Dayton has a 97% graduation rate and recently sent a student design team to be showcased at MIT. It is inspiring agile cultural transformations in districts throughout the entire state.

    Thompson will be sharing the story of this journey and lessons that have been learned when bringing agile to a complex ecosystem. These lessons have direct implications for companies seeking to scale agile within their organizations.

    Bio

    Thompson Morrison is the Founder and Chief Evangelist for Innovate Oregon, originally a strategic initiative of the TAO Foundation. For 15 years he ran a software company whose development teams embraced agile practices. He was on the Board of the TAO and chaired their strategy committee that led the transformation of the organization from its earlier manifestation as the SAO. He led the team from the TAO and PDC that developed a community-based economic development strategy for the software industry. He was a founding board member of the STEM Investment Council and co-authored Oregon's STEM Investment Plan. He is also the co-founder of both TaborSpace and the Rosewood Initiative.

  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Defensive Security: what can blue do for you?

    226 SE Madison St

    Some Teams are Red, Others are Blue, I Play Defense, and So Can You!

    An endpoint security primer in three (?-ish) parts.
    Part 1: MacOS
    Part 2: Windows
    Part 3: Linux

    Come learn about the other side of the cybersecurity equation: how to raise the bar for attackers trying to pwn your endpoints. This talk series will focus on sane, sensible, and usable defaults; what each operating system can bring to the table; security through proper configuration; and small/medium scale distribution and management.

    Part 1: We'll start with a broad overview of securing endpoints, the classes of attacks that might be encountered depending on your use cases, and what it means to be "secure." Then, we'll talk about configuring macOS for reasonable security, beginning with the hardware chain of trust, moving through the bootloader and touching on what Apple's hw/sw integration allows for: Activation Locks, MDM/DEP, and Software Recovery. Moving up the stack, we'll discuss the tiers of built-in macOS software security, and if time permits, several third party options to strengthen endpoint options.

    Part 2: Let's kick off with quick refresher on previous topics, and then dive right in to Windows endpoint security. Because of the diversity of hardware, there will be less low-level focus this session, but BitLocker, TPM, and OPAL will be in the mix. Then, learn why Secure Boot is not a conspiracy, how Hyper-V is bae, why Windows 10 is actually the best thing since... earlier Windows 10 releases!, what Group Policy can do for you, and which version of Windows is the minimum necessary for any kind of sanity.

    Part 3: In the stolen words of Steve Ballmer, compartmentalize compartmentalize compartmentalize! We'll talk about mitigating inevitable compromise, and then move to Linux security. Coreboot, Heads, and refreshers from PC hardware kick us off, then it's into the wilderness! We'll try and nail down some best practices for the wide and varied world of Linux distros, the security benefits of containers, why Flatpak is awesome, and a quick touch on grsecurity (aka "why we can't have nice things"). If there's time, we'll even try to talk about the security benefits of other nix's like OpenBSD & Qubes.

    Part 4: This is unwritten, unplanned and unscheduled, but part 4 (and 5, and beyond!) could include topics like:
    - hypervisors! and why trying to share memory has yet to be a good idea;
    - how to do your best to secure them anyway;
    - how and why you should deploy hardened and/or minimum viable configurations automatically (ansible, JAMF, AD/SCCM...)

    This is intended as a high-level overview to get a baseline for each of the three operating systems; content will change and grow based on feedback and requests. Come help me evolve my endpoint security game, and steer the course for future events!

    This series is brought to you by PASCAL Hackerspace, and presented by Magneto (the hacker, not the mutant...ok well, he could* be a mutant for all we know...)
    Magneto is: prototyping the future. trying to kill sleep. Security analysis and automation for profit. Other security-related things for fun. Obtuse prose. Dream job: Starship Captain. There's a reason for the nickname.

    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 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
  • Thursday
    Mar 21 2019
    OEN Members Only: Orientation and Mixer

    Lane Powell

    We want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your OEN membership. Join us for our member orientation and mixer so you can introduce yourself to OEN staff and fellow OEN members, and understand the benefits that come with joining our membership network.

    The orientation will include a presentation that provides an overview of OEN programs and services, as well as time for Q&A and networking. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

    Whether you’re a new member wondering how to get started or an established member wondering how to best leverage your membership, we hope you’ll join us in March!

    Website
  • Symposium: ½ Day Hackathon

    A complimentary coffee bar, breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided.

    We are partnering again with Security Innovation to provide an immersive hands-on hacking experience for our February 2019 ISSA symposium.

    Compete against your fellow ISSA Portland members and guests in a contest of hacking skills to attack and breach the “Shred Retail” site.

    This event will provide value for everyone from a non-coder with zero hacking experience to a seasoned penetration tester. There are challenges for all skill levels and interest built into the site and we will have expert help on hand to help anyone who wants it.

    Those registering for the event will be provided with a complimentary code for 30-day access to the Security Innovations OWASP 2017 Series training. Course details can be found here:

    https://www.securityinnovation.com/course-catalog/application-security/secure-design/owasp-2017-series

    This code will be provided at least 14 days prior to the event.

    Amazon gift cards will be given for:

    Highest score - $100 Runner up - $50 Hardest vulnerability - $50 First vulnerability - $25 You will need to bring a laptop with the following:

    Recent version of Firefox installed with the FireBug Extension Recent Java Runtime installed. Many thanks to Salesforce for the coffee bar and for hosting this event.

    Snacks and lunch are sponsored by:

    Space is limited, so please register soon.

    Website
  • Ruby Coworking

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • Web Development 1

    Free Geek

    Please note: Thursday classes are held in the Classroom. Saturday classes are held in the Meeting Room.

    Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us at Free Geek for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS.

    Required skills: Comfort using a keyboard & mouse

    Website
  • Graphic Design with GIMP

    Free Geek

    Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

    Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

    This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Board Live Event

    Finastra

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-job-board-live-event-tickets-55718997020] is required to gain entry to this event

    Don’t miss the latest edition of our Job Board Live event, where companies that have posted featured jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be there to meet you in person and give you a chance to share your brilliant skills and qualifications.

    We’ll also have a team reviewing resumes; bring a printed copy along, and they can help you polish it and make an even better impression.

    Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and we’ll have light snacks available until 6:30 p.m.

    Agenda:

    4:00 p.m. - Hiring company setup

    4:30 p.m. - Networking and resume review begins

    6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    *Note that there is no formal presentation or announcement section at this event, it's just networking and resume reviews.

    Event FAQ:

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

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

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

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is metered street parking available.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The building entrance for 1320 SW Broadway is on Broadway, when entering the building, turn left to access the Finastra reception desk to check in.

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

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

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

    Purpose:

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

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

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  • Pitch Club Portland

    Central Office

    Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

    A TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated event that creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

    Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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  • IFD Master Workshop – The Curvy Gal: Fit and Flair

    Is it your dream to design for Curvy/Plus? Are you filled with ideas for this untapped, underserved and fastest-growing segment of the apparel market? Jumpstart your efforts with an inspiring and information-packed evening featuring two seasoned industry professionals!

    Alyson Clair and LaJean Lawson bring their deep knowledge and years of hands-on and market-leading experience to this workshop, offering an understanding of product design and development and key consumer insights for the current Curvy/Plus market segment. Highlights from this 3-hour course include biometrics of the Curvy/Plus body, fit/sizing, pattern-making considerations, and optimizing style/design lines. Think beyond the initial design to things like line planning, the implications of Curvy/Plus garments in the manufacturing process, and market size and trends. Finally, you’ll discover who the Curvy/Plus shopper is, and how best to communicate and connect with her, as well as trends to watch for in the Curvy/Plus market.

    When it comes to the science and design of sports bras, LaJean Lawson easily qualifies as THE global expert. She’s the only person on the planet with two graduate degrees in sports bra science and more than 30 years of continuous consulting in sports bra design, development, and marketing. Most recently, her research has focused on understanding and meeting the apparel needs and desires of plus/curvy women. LaJean excels in making any subject matter fun, personal and easy-to-understand, and her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she presently resides and rides a mean bicycle in the sports apparel mecca of Portland, Oregon.

    Alyson Clair is a native Oregonian and graduated from the Art Institute of Portland with a BS in Apparel Design. She spent her first 4 years in the apparel industry working in a domestic factory, where she obtained practical manufacturing experience pattern making, grading, and marking. She has worked for international brands like Nike, Wilson Tennis, and Champion, with technical proficiency in compression, swim, and spandex. The fit is one of her passions, and she has expertise in Women’s Plus Sizing. Along with her technical design work, she has had a small women’s dress line made in Portland for the last 10 years, focused on knits. In 2014, she wrote The Colette Guide to Sewing with Knits and released their first knit sewing pattern range.

    This workshop will be held at the Wacom Experience Center.

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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  • CNPDX March: Container Observability & Troubleshooting

    Mozilla

    For March, we're going to the talking about how to troubleshoot your containerized applications in production!

    Alex Lawrence of Sysdig will present a use-case driven demonstration on container visibility, troubleshooting and run-time security monitoring with the Sysdig open source tools (Sysdig, Sysdig Inspect, and Falco). Learn how containers work under the hood and how to fix them when they break.

    Sizzle Pie pizza supplied by Mozilla, our venue host.

    Please RSVP on Meetup if you have an account, so that we have a headcount for food ordering!

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  • Special Edition: March Camp Optimization | A/B Testing, Mezcal Tasting & Why Optimization Matters w/ Roboboogie

    Teote Mezcalería

    Join us for a very special, expert panel edition of Roboboogie’s Camp Optimization. Our next meet-up will feature Roboboogie’s very own website optimization pros, sharing their wisdom across three unique disciplines. Anyone interested in learning more about the process, tools and techniques required to make a test-and-optimize program successful should attend. As if that is not enough, we will also explore the merits of consuming mezcal with an A/B test, and enjoy light appetizers and the Latin-American flair of Teote.

    Program:

    6:00-6:30 PM - Mezcal A/B tasting and light appetizers

    6:30-7:15 PM - Panel discussion and audience Q&A

    Network with Portland's top digital marketing, design and optimization professionals at Teote Mezcalería, located on NE Alberta. Don't forget to RSVP and spread the word. Your first drink is on us. Come enjoy a beverage and some light appetizers.

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  • Special Edition: March Camp Optimization | A/B Testing, Mezcal Tasting & Why Optimization Matters w/ Roboboogie

    Teote Mezcalería

    Join Roboboogie for a very special, expert panel edition of our bi-monthly meetup: Camp Optimization. Our next meet-up will feature Roboboogie’s very own website optimization pros, sharing their wisdom across three unique disciplines. Anyone interested in learning more about the process, tools and techniques required to make a test-and-optimize program successful should attend. As if that is not enough, we will also explore the merits of consuming mezcal with an A/B test, and enjoy light appetizers and the Latin-American flair of Teote. Admission is FREE!

    Program:

    6:00-6:30 PM - Mezcal A/B tasting and light appetizers

    6:30-7:15 PM - Panel discussion and audience Q&A

    Network with Portland's top digital marketing, design and optimization professionals at Teote Mezcalería, located on NE Alberta. Don't forget to RSVP and spread the word. Your first drink is on us. Come enjoy a beverage and some light appetizers.

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  • PDXPUG: March Meetup: Let’s talk databases in python!

    PDX Code Guild

    Speaker: Hannah Stepanek

    Let’s talk databases in python! What’s an ORM? Is there a way to write database queries so that they are compatible with multiple types of databases? How do you make database changes (such as adding a new table or a new column) safely? What is a connection pool and why is it useful? What are some things that can go wrong when operating at scale? In this talk we’ll take a deep dive into how the python libraries sqlalchemy and alembic make managing production databases simple, efficient, and painless so you can get back to feature development.

    Hannah has been working in industry for over 6 years as a python software engineer. She currently works at Hypothesis, a web application for annotating web pages and pdfs. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse Sophie and playing board games.

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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Rust Edition!

    PASCAL

    One of the core goals of PASCAL is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

    AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

    This session we have a very talented guest speaker.

    Talk Abstract:

    Rust is a new systems programming language, designed to compete with C and C++. Rust ensures memory and thread safety, with minimal (often zero) overhead. Rust brings many modern comforts to systems programming, like dependency management and an extensive public package registry. Mozilla is rewriting portions of its Firefox web browser in Rust to improve its performance and security.

    In this talk, I'll explain the key design decisions that make Rust interesting, and do some live coding to give a sense of what the language is like to work with.

    Speaker Bio:

    Jim Blandy has been a professional programmer for 28 years, working for the Free Software Foundation, Red Hat, and Mozilla. He has been a maintainer of GNU Emacs, GNU Guile, and the GNU Debugger (GDB), and is one of the original designers of the Subversion version control system. He is a co-author of the book Programming Rust from O'Reilly. He is a member of the Developer Tools team at Mozilla.

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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
    Mar 22 2019
    Anatomy of a Computer -- 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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  • AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - AgilePDX Westside Cafe: How to start a new agile team

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/259403430/

    Do you believe great teams are the key to profitable, sustainable, and joyful workplaces? If yes, how do you get started? Your actions in the first few weeks can have a big impact on the ultimate results.

    Join us for a 4th Friday discussion about starting up a new team. How do you form group norms, establish clear goals, and create an environment where everyone feels motivated to contribute? If you've been part of a really good team start we'd love to hear from you. If you learned some startup lessons the hard way, please come and help the rest of us avoid the same pain.

  • Hiring and Firing a Team – OEN Cannabis Business Basics Workshop

    Emerge Law Group

    You asked, we answered. Can’t make it to all 10 sessions of the Cannabis Business Basics series? Only interested in one topic and not the others? Sign up for only the session you’re interested in.

    This week’s session is: Hiring and Firing a Team.

    The facilitators for this session are:

    -Dan Leathers, The Caputo Group -Trygve Waage, The Caputo Group -Derek Evans, The Caputo Group -Mark Hackett, Emerge Law -Simone Cimiluca-Radzins

    Are you a scaling business in the cannabis industry? Are you looking to connect with experts in the sector who can help you get to the next level? Do you want to connect with a peer group of other cannabis founders? If so, the Cannabis Business Basics series is for you!

    Our Cannabis Business Basics series covers the nuts and bolts of building and scaling a strong business, through the lens of the cannabis industry. Topics will include sales & marketing strategies, fundraising, finance and accounting, HR, legal & compliance, and much more. All instructors are experts in the cannabis industry and have a track record of helping companies succeed.

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  • Saturday
    Mar 23 2019
    Car Care Basics Workshop

    Valvoline Workshop: Learn How to Check your Oil and Car Care Basics

    March 23, 10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

    Learn About:

    Oils, Filters and Fluids: How to make sure what type of oil to use, why filters are important, and how to safely check all fluids under the hood.
    
    Car Warning Lights: What each light means, and if it needs immediate attention.
    
    Tires: How much should your tire pressure be, how to check and fill tires, proper tire maintenance.
    
    Battery and Cables: How to know if a battery is good or bad, battery connections and maintenance.
    
    Oil Changes and Maintenance: Who should you take your car to, when, and why. 
    
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  • Hike With Us To Revive Your Mind, Body, & Spirit

    Are you ready for Spring? What a better way to celebrate than getting outside for fresh air and getting in touch with nature.

    Join us for a short 1-hour hike at Copper Mountain Nature Park. The first half of the hike well share our hiking experiences, and the second half we'll practice mindfulness.

    We'll meet by the red building at the entrance at the Nature Park. We'll leave ten minutes after 1 pm to let ourselves introduce each other and catch anyone who might be running late.

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  • Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi

    Free Geek

    Space is limited! Please register only if you are committed to attending.

    Become a DIY DJ with Raspberry Pi! Come tinker with us using the Raspberry Pi, a powerful open source micro-computer that is revolutionizing the DIY landscape. By writing code and building circuits, you will create and customize a simple DJ push pad (much like the controllers used to make electronic music).

    All necessary equipment is provided for class, but if you'd like to take it home, you can purchase a kit at the Free Geek Store!

    Recommended Prerequisites: Anatomy of a Computer (call 503-232-9350 to register)

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  • 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 Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

    We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
    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
    Mar 25 2019
    UX Happy Hour Portland - March

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

    This is a monthly series of happy hours to build and strengthen our local design community. We are actively seeking venue suggestions and co-hosts - we're both based in SE Portland but know that folks come from every corner of the city. Want a UX Happy Hour in your neighborhood? We welcome you to host one or suggest a venue you love! Message us to get started.

    Venue note: Monday happens to be Lucky Lab's "Happy Day", with $1 off pints and specials on pitchers. We will have a few signs with "UX Happy Hour Portland" on the table so you can find us!

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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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  • 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
    Mar 26 2019
    Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Marion Marschalek

    Online Webinar

    Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the fourth Tuesday of the month.

    Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

    Link to join the Zoom event: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134.

    Schedule

    4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intros from WWCode Portland and LaunchCode
    4:05 – 4:25 PM – Marion shares her tech journey
    4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

    Our Speaker

    Marion Marschalek is a former Malware Analyst and Reverse Engineer who recently started work at Intel in order to conquer the field of low level security research, where she nowadays spends an unusual amount of time looking at compiler source code. She has spoken at all the conferences and such, and seen all the things, and keeps eagerly seeking more wisdom. She is proud member of the Blackhat review board family, and has been mentioned by Forbes in their 30under30 list for technologists in Europe in 2016. Also, she runs a series of free reverse engineering bootcamps for women titled BlackHoodie, because the world needs more researcherettes.

    About Women Who Code

    We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

    Code of Conduct

    WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

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  • Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Design 101 with InVision Studio

    Using good design is important when we want to convey our ideas or start building a new product. But it can be difficult to grasp the basics of design and find the right design tool. This workshop walks through basic designing, animating and prototyping tips using InVision Studio (https://www.invisionapp.com/studio) as our design tool.

    Prior to the workshop, please download InVision Studio here: https://www.invisionapp.com/studio

    Schedule

    5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food
    5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel
    6:00-7:00 - Design 101 with InVision Studio
    7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

    About our Speaker

    Keeley Hammond is a senior software engineer at InVision, and a member of the InVision Studio engineering team.

    About Women Who Code

    We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

    About our Host

    moovel N.A. LLC, a part of moovel Group GmbH, enables seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce through mobile applications. moovel is the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing applications that allow riders to book and pay for public transit tickets via their smartphone. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, moovel’s vision is a world without traffic jams and our mission is to help transform cities by providing sustainable mobility solutions. For more info: https://www.moovel.com/en

    Code of Conduct

    WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

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  • Portland Code School Student and Graduate Panel

    Vacasa

    If you're contemplating attending a code school, academy or bootcamp this will be a great opportunity to learn from previous and current students. A handful of panelists from Epicodus and Alchemy Code Lab will join us and they will share with us some of their experiences, challenges both in school and in hunting for jobs.

    There will be plenty of Q&A time so get your questions ready so you can make better choices.

    We are excited to host our first Meetup at Vacasa in the Pearl Distrcit (Downtown PDX).

    More details to come!

    Please RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/LatinxTechPDX/events/259793264/

  • Revolutionary Reads presents Cory Doctorow

    Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries in Vancouver is bringing Cory Doctorow, author of "Information Doesn't Want to be Free" and "Little Brother," to Vancouver for a FREE author event. Cory is also the co-editor of boingboing.net and a contributor to Wired magazine. Cory's talk will be on March 26 at 7 pm on the campus of Clark College. His new book, Radicalized, will be released on March 19.

    For more information go to www.fvrl.org

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 27 2019
    SBIR/ STTR Workshop

    Join us at the SBIR/STTR Workshop, a special pre-event to the 2019 Commercialization Conference. This workshop will help guide researchers and startups through the SBIR/STTR program, providing information on starting a proposal, seeking resources, assessing strengths and addressing gaps, and deciding the right time to apply. $10 admission fee to attend. Lunch will be provided.

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  • OHSU Commercialization Conference
    through
    Robertson Life Sciences Building, OHSU

    Please join us on March 27-28, 2019 for the sixth annual OHSU Commercialization Conference, hosted by Technology Transfer and Business Development . This conference connects with OHSU innovators with investors, industry partners and community collaborators to help build a vibrant hub for innovation and commercialization of innovative technology. Through speaker sessions, startup pitches, industry insights and collaboration stories, the conference will focus on the theme of "Fueling Health Care Innovation." The conference offers a platform for attendees to explore the impact of innovations that will revolutionize health care and understand the drivers of this transformation.

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  • PDXWIT - Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks

    Join us for Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks in partnership with Portland Ad Federation, an ongoing panel series that highlights innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their careers.

    Panelists for the evening will be: Natalie Fung - CEO of AnswerConnect Jordan Hayles - Founder of Radical Brand Lab Arlyne Simon - Systems Engineer at Intel & children's book author

    Moderated by:

    Nadya Ighani - Producer at Swift Agency

    Agenda:

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

    6:00 p.m. - Introduction

    6:15 p.m. - Panel Begins

    7:15 p.m. - Panel ends / Q&A starts

    7:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes, with accommodations.

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

    A: Yes

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: There is no onsite parking, but there is metered street parking nearby.

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

    A: In the Everett building, at the corner of NW Everett and Park.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

    Purpose:

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

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

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  • RESCHEDULED: pdxFLIT March 2019 - All About CSS

    Cvent

    Please see Meetup for event description + RSVP

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  • Portland JavaScript Admirers - JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting

    Akamai

    The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

    Infrastructure as Javascript with Pulumi:
    Luke Nimtz will present on how to manage all your cloud resources with javascript/typescript.

    We'll be at Akamai, formerly Janrain.
    Same location you know, with a new name.

    JS isn't the only code we dig. We also have a Code...of Conduct: http://pdxjs.com/code-of-conduct/

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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 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!

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  • Thursday
    Mar 28 2019
    TF Blockchain 3

    TF Blockchain (formerly Token Forum) is the premier blockchain conference in the Pacific Northwest. We host an intimate conference setting focused on advanced level topics and dedicated networking sessions with investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and policy makers.

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  • 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.

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  • Programming with JavaScript 2

    Free Geek

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

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

    Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with JavaScript 1, typing skills

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  • 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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  • Epicodus Alumni Monthly Meetup

    Epicodus

    NOTE: Location Change We'll be at Epicodus this month!

    5:30 Mingle + Pizza 6:00 Nick Luallin has been both an external and an in-house recruiter (at Vacasa), and he'll be giving you a behind-the-curtain look at recruiters to help you navigate this very strange aspect of the technical job market.

    Are you on our slack? https://epicodusalumni.slack.com is the place to get in touch with alumni from across classes. Check in with a co-organizer if you're not on it. Please read and follow our code of conduct for all Epicodus Alumni events: https://tinyurl.com/epiconduct

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  • #FullStackPDX : March : Critique

    AltSource HQ

    Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble!

    226 SE Madison St

    Hack2Learn is a bi-monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to various types of reverse engineering and binary challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
    Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!

    For the next several Hack2Learn workshops, we will be taking a crack at Assembly-focused CTF (Capture The Flag) and reversing challenges, specifically microcorruption. MrDe4d will start by giving a short presentation on a particular aspect of the theory behind ASM (last time we talked about ISRs in MSP430 MCUs). The goal of the presentation prior to the challenge is to (hopefully) help everyone in attendance to gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge.
    Being able to gain control of system memory is a powerful skill, and is a gateway to understanding memory structure, how data is accessed and processed, how the OS, CPU and programs interface with one another and ultimately how to pwn. Throughout the series we will cover basic syntax, instructions, conditions, and more! As we dive deeper into each aspect of the challenges, we will continue to reiterate what has been covered with Assembly- we expect questions to be frequent and recurring. It is absolutely OK to ask the same thing more than once; PASCAL Hack2Learn is a friendly learning environment!
    H2L has two major goals: for everyone to capture the flags, and to learn to reverse. This is not a workshop focused on learning a tool (though we do use Cutter), rather it is designed to get attendees thinking logically, critically & to get everyone accustomed to being uncomfortable and not knowing the answer.
    As we will be focusing on microcorruption CTF challenges for the next several workshops, it is not necessary to have Cutter or any other debugger installed. Microcorruption has its own web based debugger that is very easy to learn and use!

    Questions? Email [masked] or get on the PASCAL Discord and interact with other PDX hackers (ask for invite).

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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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  • Saturday
    Mar 30 2019
    Time Series Prediction of SNOTEL Data Part II

    Sunil Rao will be presenting part II on his research of SNOTEL data using the time series prediction. In this session, Sunil will talk more about his Scala code and visualizations.

    Here is the video from his last session. https://youtu.be/eeZAyUtFD1E

    Drought is a serious problem in much of the U.S., with the worst conditions across the southern and western parts of the nation. Much of irrigation and recreation facilities depend on proper forecasting of streamflow. The water supply for irrigation largely comes from rivers and creeks, whose streamflow originates from the springtime melting of winter snow. A water supply forecast is a prediction of streamflow volume that will flow past a point on a stream during a specified season, typically in the spring and summer. One of the primary sources for the data is through NRCS SNOTEL( Snow Telemetry) data (available to the public as part of tax dollars at work). In this demo, we showcase one such tool (Timeseries ARIMAX model) to forecast Streamflow volume for Deschutes River Basin, OR and later compare with actual data to see how it performed.

    ALL WELCOME

    If you cannot join in person, join us online with Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    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 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 the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium

    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 Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

    We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
    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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  • Sunday
    Mar 31 2019
    Dorkbot Workshop: Linux Audio and Music Making

    Interested in making music on Linux? Ever wanted to customize your own interface and workflow in your music making? Use your phone to do some mobile EQ-ing a venue, or completely repurpose a midi controller?

    In this introductory workshop, we will explore different ways of interfacing with Linux-based audio applications in order to optimize modularity/customizability in an accessible fashion - this class is open to all levels, even if you are brand new to Linux!

    I will demonstrate how users can use OSC (Open Sound Control, an alternative and complement to MIDI) to communicate between different programs such as Sooperlooper, Puredata (PD), Ardour, etc. We will utilize open-stage-control to play with how you can make your own GUI in an easy way. We will also glimpse at integrating some modules from automatonism in PD, which should feel familiar for synth lovers. I recommend installing and playing around with automatonism in PD (or another flavor of PD such as purrdata ) if you get the chance beforehand!

    A Raspberry Pi or Linux laptop will be sufficient for this class, but you will probably want to use a usb sound card or an audio hat unless youdon't mind lots of cracks and pops! We will try to have as many computers available as we can on hand.

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