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  • Started Wednesday
    Apr 17 2019
    Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

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

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

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

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

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

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 18 2019
    IT Growler Fill

    Yard House

    IT Professionals, join us at the Yard House for informal IT conversation, appetizers and tastings with Xiologix, Fortinet and Dell EMC! Just for stopping by, you will receive a complimentary 64 oz growler filled with your choice of beverage on tap from the Yard House!

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:00-6:00pm

    Yard House 888 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 2004 Portland, OR 97204

    Registration Required – 21 And Over Please - Registration closes 4/17/2019

    To attend you must have a corporate email address and hold an active role in your organization’s IT department. Confirmed attendees will receive confirmation within 2 business days.

    Website
  • DAMA PDX: Data Lakes & AutoML with Jason Robey from Microsoft

    This talk is a two-parter. Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect Jason Robey joins us on April 18th to share two areas of great interest for our members.

    The first area of discussion will be on the establishment of a data lake: governance and best practices and how to keep your lake ecosystem healthy and vibrant. Have you swam in a data lake before? Has your company? No matter what your experience level this portion of the talk should offer some great tips.

    The second half of Jason’s talk will be on automated machine learning (AutoML). Automating the construction and tuning of machine learning models has long been a goal for many analytics teams. Existing automated machine learning (AutoML) techniques have been remarkably successful in identifying good parameters for a given model, sometimes even outperforming humans. AutoML iterates over many combinations of machine learning algorithms and parameters. It then finds the best-fit model based on your chosen accuracy metric. Jason will demo some of these experiments during the second half of his presentation.

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

    The high schools listed below* have an exciting opportunity to offer computer science next year. They are investing in their students by partnering with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program to build and grow their CS program. Less than 30% of Oregon High School offer any type of programming classes. Computer science is a vital driver in today’s global innovation economy. Without CS in high schools, our students are missing out on essential computational skills that will help them succeed in any career they wish to pursue, and professional skills that could lead to an economically secure future.

    Action We’re Taking:

    Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program recruits, trains, mentors, and places passionate technology professionals into high school classrooms as volunteer instructors and teaching assistants. These volunteers bring subject matter expertise and will join an existing high school teacher to teach computer science together. TEALS provides training for both parties, rigorous curricula, and opportunities for students to continue their education outside of the classroom. Are you a computer science professional who wants to help develop the next generation of Oregon techies? Come learn more about the Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program and how coding pros like you are changing lives as TEALS volunteers!

    If you’re interested in learning more about the opportunity to help shape students’ career opportunities – all while having fun – go to www.tealsk12.org/volunteers to learn more about helping one of the schools listed below. Or, you can contact Helen Henry, the TEALS Senior Regional Manager for Oregon and SW Washington, at Helen@TEALSK12.Org for more information.

    *Here are the Oregon and SW Washington schools that need your help: Aloha High School Imbler High School Pleasant Hill High School Amity High School iTech Preparatory School Portland Christian Jr/Sr High School CAM Academy High School Kalama Jr Sr High Seaside High School Canby High School Kelso High School Sheridan High School Cascade Senior High School Lake Oswego High School Silverton High School Century High School Lakeridge High School Skyview High School Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences Lincoln High School St. Helens High School Corvallis High School Madison High School Sweet Home High School Hudsons Bay High School Mckay High School TEACH-NW Washougal HS Woodland HS Yamhill Carlton HS

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Lunch with the Killer Android Organizer

    Let's get together for lunch in the Beaverton area and talk about ideas for future Killer Android meetups.

    Also, in exchange for lunch on me, bring your resume. My team at eBay is hiring for a Senior Android Engineer - https://ebay.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/apply/job/Portland/Senior-Android-Engineer_R0031684

    I'll send out more details to those who RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Killer-Android/events/260683313/

    I know this particular meetup is rather last minute. So free to reach out to me if you can't make this meetup or if the RSVP list fills up and I'll schedule more meetups like this.

  • Alchemy Open House For Potential Students

    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

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

    Website
  • TENPDX - The Engineering Network April Happy Hour

    This is an event for Engineers to get together over free food and drink after work and connect with other Engineering Professionals. This is NOT a job seeker specific group, but a true networking opportunity! If you are an Engineer and would like to attend, please register on Eventbrite - use the website link provided and don't forget to follow TENPDX for future events as well.

    Each Engineer that arrives before 5:30pm will receive one ticket for the Door Prize drawing. Food and drink will be available throughout the event.

    4:30pm - Networking

    5:30pm - Introduction by Host

    5:45pm - Door Prize Drawing

    5:50pm - Networking

    7:00pm - Event ends

    TENPDX is Inclusive and Diverse. ALL engineers are welcome! (Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Software Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Environmental Engineers…...you get the idea!)

    If you are new to networking, don’t be shy, please come to a TENPDX event and say hi to Ann Jones, the Event Organizer of TENPDX and she will gladly help you make some introductions and get the ball rolling. You will be a networking pro in no time!!!

    *There will be Gluten Free food and drinks available. Please email the Event Organizer when you RSVP if you need a Gluten Free option so that enough will be provided at the event.

    *This event is for Engineers and Sponsor Partners only! If you are not an Engineer and would like to attend the event, please reach out to Ann Jones, the Event Organizer of TENPDX for more on information on how to partner.

    Website
  • PIE + Portland startup community - Meet the PIE startups

    Tilt Eastside

    Maybe you got to see the PIE startups pitch at PIE Demo Day 2019. Maybe you've watched the videos from the event (https://www.youtube.com/c/PortlandIncubatorExperiment). Now that the companies have recovered from demo day and Portland Startup Week and PitchfestNW, let's take the opportunity to get the community together to celebrate this newest crop of amazing Portland startups.

    Website
  • Instagram 101 for small businesses

    Custom House/WeWork

    Instagram Portland is a new meetup for anyone creating instagram content for themselves or for their business. Expect presentations on a range of insta-topics, including photography, hashtags, partnerships, ads, analytics and more.

    For our inaugural meetup, organizers @petermarks and @kait.hurley will present on how they've grown their small business (https://kaithurley.com/) on instagram and provide tips for growing an engaged audience.

    Doors for the event will open at 5:30pm. The half-hour presentation will start at 6pm, followed by a Q+A session and networking.

    Website
  • CNPDX & OpenInfra April: HW Accelerators & Container Compliance

    For the second time in Cloud Native PDX history, we will be having a joint meetup with OpenStack (now the Open Infrastructure Meetup). This is also our first-ever Southwest Portland meetup.

    Two speakers will share their experiences in Kubernetes and OpenStack. Pizza, beverages, and raffle will round out the evening.

    AGENDA 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Check-in, Pizza, & Networking

    6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Accelerating the Adoption of Hardware Accelerators in Kubernetes – Swati Sehgal of Intel

    With containers becoming the desired deployment model for a wide range of workloads such as Big Data, IoT, storage, AI, ML, SDN and NFV solutions, container orchestration tools like Kubernetes, need to evolve to meet stringent networking and resource management requirements for optimum utilization of compute, network and storage. Such application generate large volume of data that needs to be securely transferred in and out of storage and over the network and inherently require compression and encryption which makes them computationally expensive. Offloading such operations to the hardware accelerators results in better CPU utilization and improved application performance.

    6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Container Compliance Tooling -- Nisha Kumar of VMWare

    Nisha introduces Tern, a utility for software package introspection in containers. This tool allows administrators to have the same level of confidence on what's in their containers as they currently do with VM inages, including compliance audits, bill of materials, and exploit detection. Nisha is the primary author of Tern. https://github.com/vmware/tern

    7:00 – 7:15 p.m. Raffle and closing remarks

    Website
  • PDXPUG: Postgres with non-blocking IO and Scala

    Speaker: Grant Holly

    This month I will be demonstrating using non-blocking IO database access using Scala and the Slick library. No really, the library is called Slick AND it is very cool to use. Slick and Scala are great for working with Postgres with either straight SQL, or using the FRM (that’s a Functional Relation Mapper like in functional programming). After Hannah gave a great talk talk about Python, Postgres, and ORMs, I got to thinking that I could do a language and ORM talk. Thanks Hannah, that was great.

    https://github.com/grantholly/pdx_pug_scala_and_pg

    Hi, it’s me still Grant. I work at New Relic as an engineer on the database engineering team. I’ve been using Postgres in production since 9.2 and have been using and enjoying Scala for about two years having worked on a couple of production high throughput applications.

    Website
  • PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!

    PASCAL

    PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization 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.

    Each 90 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required.

    Theme: Hashes & Hashing.

    Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper.

    A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required.

    The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security-

    Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

    Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

    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

Tomorrow

  • Started Wednesday
    Apr 17 2019
    Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

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

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

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

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

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

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 19 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • PDX Blockchain Week
    through
    multiple venues
    • Kickoff Friday April 19, with the start of a week-long Blockchain Hackathon
    • Several events throughout Portland area
    • Commence Friday, April 26, with showcase of completed Blockchain projects.
    Website

Next two weeks

  • Started Wednesday
    Apr 17 2019
    Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

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

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

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

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

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

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 19 2019
    PDX Blockchain Week
    through
    multiple venues
    • Kickoff Friday April 19, with the start of a week-long Blockchain Hackathon
    • Several events throughout Portland area
    • Commence Friday, April 26, with showcase of completed Blockchain projects.
    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 20 2019
    Kanban Training & Workshop

    NedSpace

    Practical, Hands-on Training For Kanban

    Learn how to “Stop Starting and Start Finishing”

    Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on April 20th, 2019; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our Kanban workshop will help you adopt a value–centric system of planning and executing your work. In the one day training we cover the basics of Kanban, one of the agile processes, through a combination of theory and extensive exercises. With in-depth exercises and coaching from an experienced practitioner, participants will learn how to initiate change with Kanban and bring in process improvements by identifying and addressing bottlenecks, prioritize, and initiate collaboration.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

     * Understand how to make prioritization, sequencing and scheduling decisions based on economic factors instead of hunches.
     * Learn how to forecast single and multiple work items (releases, sprints) and be able to answer the questions like "When will the work be finished?" accurately instead of guessing  due dates.
     * Acquire skills to avoid emotional objections to changes in general and to Kanban WIP limits introduction in particular.
     * Enabled by seven Kanban cadences, be able to introduce continuous learning and improvement process by implementing organizational feedback loops.
     * Familiarize with Kanban Risk Management approaches, service orientation, asymmetrical commitment and rollout phases for a Kanban initiative.
     * Increase Kanban knowledge to manage, sustain and scale evolutionary improvements in their organization.
    

    BENEFITS

     * Get a thorough understanding of the Kanban method, its core principles and practices.
     * Learn how to design and introduce a Kanban system into your existing work environment.
     * Understand how to improve service delivery with Kanban systems and ensure better customer focus.
     * Learn to maximize benefits of the Pull-based workflow, limit Work In Progress (WIP) through continuous collaboration and active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the best possible team workflow.
     * Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions.
     * Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science.
     * Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors.
     * Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs).
     * Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace.
     * Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.
    

    WHO SHOULD COME?

    Kanban is one of the easiest ways to get your process and delivery under control, anyone with work that needs to get done will benefit. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organisation, from senior managers looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices. Who should come? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams;

     * Senior Managers
     * Programme and Project Managers
     * Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts
     * Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents
     * Product & Software Developers & Testers
     * Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers,
     * Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.
     * Portfolio Managers, Supply Logistics Professionals.
     * Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals
    

    SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

     * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
     * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
     * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
     * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.
     * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.
     * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.
    

    SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

     * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
     * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org
     * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
     * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance
    

    RSVP TODAY: http://bit.ly/kanban2019pdx

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

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

    Website
  • Blogging With WordPress

    Have you ever wanted to start creative writing, a business venture, or a way to express your talents to the world? How about starting with a WordPress blog? WordPress is easy to get going, and you can test and validate your ideas easily. Since social media can be so fragmented, so how about a place to create a community around your purpose? Our session will have a short demo and interaction with the community. We would love to hear if you have a blog or looking for ideas to start one.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom 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.

    Directions: Look for PCC Sign - Enter these GPS coordinates Google Maps - 45.468688, -122.775950

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  • Digital Privacy Primer

    Free Geek

    Join us for an important online safety workshop. Learn how digital privacy works (or doesn't!) and learn how to get started with password managers, encrypted communication, email and mobile privacy tools, and more. We all need this information. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

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  • 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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  • Using WiFi Securely: What Should I Know?

    Free Geek

    Do you use wi-fi? Probably. Most people do! But do you use wi-fi in a secure way? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ How can you tell? In this Free Geek workshop, learn how to use wi-fi securely when in public, and the essentials of protecting your home wi-fi network.

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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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  • Sunday
    Apr 21 2019
    AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Lean Coffee in the North

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/259348182/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    Join us for coffee/tea or beverage of your choice and fun discussions about how to overcome challenges we face or to share about Agile-inspired and other topics we agree or disagree with. This event is aimed at getting people in the North and NE areas of Portland and Vancouver together to facilitate discussions. It's not exclusive to people that live in the North and NE, just closer to those parts of the city to make it easier to come out.

    We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

    If you aren't going to be able to make it, please update your RSVP so that we know how many to expect.

    Parking:
    Use the Gotham Building Parking lot on the corner of N Page St and N Borthwick Ave.

    Building Entry:
    Entry to the building is best through the door by Little Gotham Coffee. We'll have someone meeting on time attendees at the door. For those that run a few minutes late due to traffic or other reasons out of your control, there will be directions at the door on how to contact someone to let you in.

    Weather Policy:
    Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagater 3 hours before event time. We will not have the event in ice, or snowy conditions.

    Percipio Consulting Group is opening up their offices to host this event.

    Percipio is a business consulting firm that helps companies identify opportunities for improvement and successfully implement meaningful changes. That means more efficient processes, shored-up controls, a technology solution that really works for you, or all of the above. They have helped many companies, both Fortune 500 and mid-sized, navigate complex projects by truly understanding business needs and defining up front what success will look like.

    New to Lean Coffee?

    It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the format we'll follow:

    Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

    Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to get a flavor for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

    Step 3: Each person gets five votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their Sharpie. Mark with a plus + if you agree with the topic and want to discuss it, or a minus - if you disagree and want to discuss it, mark it with a dot if you want to hear the discussion and maybe join in. You can put all votes on one, one across many, however you feel. Each mark counts as one vote.

    Step 4: The top vote-getting stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top. In an Agile fashion, we'll use groupings of ToDo, Doing, Done and Lessons learned.

    Step 5: Each of these stickies are discussed for 5 minutes, most votes first. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

    Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

  • PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

    The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

    Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

    If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

    We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

    There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 22 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Out in Tech PDX | Healthcare in the community: Does who we are affect how we are?

    Vacasa

    Does who we are affect how we are? How can we make healthcare a more even playing field? What unique challenges does the LGBTQ+ community have with regards to healthcare? How can we make that healthcare more accessible?

    Join us at Vacasa for a talk on the collection of LGBTQ+ demographic information in electronic health records, why it is important, how its introduction is changing medical care for the LGBTQ+ community, and the unique challenges that our community faces. We'll have a 20-minute talk, followed by a 40-minute panel with folx with roles ranging from healthcare administration to policy. And stay for the social afterwards, with food and drinks provided by Randstad Technologies!

    Event Schedule

    5:30pm: Doors 6:15pm: Talk/Panel 7:15pm: Social 9:00pm: Close

    SPEAKER/PANELISTS DAGAN WRIGHT Research Informatics Scientist, OCHIN

    More to be announced!

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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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  • Dat Night

    Rumors

    Dat Night is a monthly meetup in Portland, Oregon for people interested in decentralized, distributed, and peer to peer web technologies.

    Spring has sprung in Portland and the April edition of Dat Night is upon us. Join us on Monday, April 22nd at 6:00 PM at Rumors: 728 SE 20th Avenue, Suite B.

    • Arrive at 6:00 PM for an introduction to Dat and Beaker Browser. Bring your laptops!
    • Come at 6:30 PM for study hall, snacking, talking, sharing, and building.

    There will be light snacks and drinks available.

    p2p study hall

    For April we're trying something new and hosting a study hall! Come share what you've been working on and any ideas you have about things that you'd like to build, online or off. Find collaborators and get help from your peers if you're stuck on something.

    Two projects that are already in the works that anyone is welcome to help out with:

    • Creating a risograph-printed Dat zine: designers & writers wanted!
    • Setting up Homebase on a Raspberry Pi

    Don't worry if you don't have anything to share! There will be plenty of snacks to eat and peers to meet, as well as people who can answer your p2p questions.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 23 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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  • Tech Startup Founders [1on1 Conversations over Video]

    Founders of Tech Startups Only

    We come together from different backgrounds and industries and it's this diversity that makes group members valuable. We collaborate and share tips on what’s worked and just as important… what hasn’t worked to grow our startups.

    RSVP for this event and I'll follow-up. We’re a no-sales group and I work to keep the group as promised -- a group of Tech Startup Founders.

    We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific.

    Whitney

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  • Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

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

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

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  • PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) How to Navigate The Tech Field: A Beginner's Guide

    New Relic

    Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-how-to-navigate-the-tech-field-a-beginners-guide-tickets-57542689734is required to gain entry to this event

    Many people starting out in the software industry experience frustration when work conversations are riddled with acronyms or tech jargon they do not understand. They become overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information to learn and do not know where to start. To rectify that, we have a group of women speaking who can demystify some of the tools, jargon, and jobs around software:

    Polina Vorozheykina, a software engineer at New Relic, will share her experience entering the industry into a far more senior team of 12 engineers. She will cover useful terminology to know, how to go about asking questions, and how to begin building broad software expertise.

    Ashley Puls, a distinguished engineer and architect at New Relic, will cover some useful tools and terminology engineers encounter on a daily basis.

    Elisa Binette, a Director of Software Engineering at New Relic, will demystify some of the roles and job titles used in the technology industry. What’s a full stack, front end, or backend engineer? What’s a DBA? What are the key differences between a senior, lead, or engineering manager?

    Afterwards, beginning engineers should better understand common technology terms and the desired skills within each role. They should have a “lay of the land” and feel empowered to go out and learn.

    Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open 6:00 p.m. - Introduction 6:10 p.m. - Talks begin 7:00 p.m. - Q&A, networking 7:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes, there will be gender neutral restrooms.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

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

    A: Yes, food and drink will be provided.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: We recommend taking public transportation—the event is nearby multiple Trimet bus and MAX lines—but there are also paid parking sites close to the event.

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

    A: When you arrive, take the elevators up to the 27th floor.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No, secured bike parking will not be available, but bike racks are located outside the building.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes, public transportation is best.

    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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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Network Forensics: Seek & Pwn

    PASCAL

    PASCAL Hackerspace is proud to announce a new presentation series in which an experienced security researcher, Malcolm, will be guiding us through the intricacies of network forensics!

    Network Forensics Seek and Pwn: capture, investigate, analyze!

    The class will begin with a basic overview of what networks are; from conversations and snail mail to signal processing and radio operations (including ham radio!), ultimately leading into computer networks. We will review each aspect that comprises a network (paying special attention to protocols), how they function and eventually moving on to how they can be exploited! Each week the focus will shift to suit the attendees needs.

    For the second edition of Network Pwnage, we will be diving into Layer
    2: ARP, RARP, GARP, VLAN tags and how to abuse them, cam tables, ARP
    flooding, and how to turn your local switch into a hub for better
    sniffing opportunities.

    As usual, there will be a short (30-40 minute) presentation of
    material and then a hands on lab/experimentation time to put our new
    skills to use. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to play
    along, and to have a VM with Linux (Kali is probably best, but choose your flavor!) or Mac OS as it is generally easier to work with layer 2 on these platforms.

    (I'm going to have to play around a bit to find the right tool set for
    this one, as https://www.monkey.org/~dugsong/dsniff/ is pretty old,
    and there are several people who claim to have taken over the
    project...)
    --Malcolm

    Malcolm is a threat researcher with a major networking and security company, and has been doing networking for way too long. He wants to help other hackers learn the wonderful and weird world of packets, and all the terrible things you can do with them.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 24 2019
    Hackboat (Hackers on a Boat!)

    FAQ:

    WTF is an unconference? There will be talks, but no formal CFP. Registrants will be asked for potential speaking topics, and we will likely set up some voting mechanism closer to the event to decide which speaking topics will get time on the mic.

    Does this cost money? Yes, $100 for a regular ticket, and premium tickets up to $500.

    Will there be a free hat? Yes, free hat! (for paying attendees only)

    What hours will the boat be cruising? Time on the water has not been 100% finalized, but will likely be around 11am-3pm, with a couple hours docked on both ends where you can hang out on the boat.

    How do I get on the boat? The boat will be docked by the Salmon Street Springs fountain on the Portland waterfront.

    Food? Lunch buffet provided.

    Drinks? There will be a bar.

    Internet? There will be internet, but it will be boat internet.

    Is this an infinitely sized boat? No, there will a limit of 100 people on this boat.

    How much money are you making from this? Ticket costs are structured to just almost cover costs. No one is making money from any of this.

    Can I register with my 31337 h4x0r alias? Sorry, due to strict boat law, your legal name will need to match the boat manifest.

    Are you sure this is a good idea? Too late to back out now. We have the boat, so it's happening either way.

    This FAQ is boring, is there a better one I can read? The official boat FAQ can be found here: https://www.portlandspirit.com/faq.php

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  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free 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 to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Probabilistic Programming discussions: Chapter 6 Getting our priorities straight

    Alchemy Code Lab

    We're back to our discussion format so there will be no presentation this month.

    Our topics will be:

    1) Chapter 6: Getting our priorities straight of "Bayesian Methods for Hackers" https://github.com/CamDavidsonPilon/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian-Methods-for-Hackers Please take a look at it. It's perfectly OK if you are just starting the book. Come with your questions and we will discuss them.

    2) Anything else probabilistic we can think of.

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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
    Apr 25 2019
    ISACA Session: Identification, Pursuit and Prosecution of a Cyber Criminal

    Identification, Pursuit and Prosecution of a Cyber Criminal: Inside Perspectives from the Oregon FBI and Oregon District Attorney

    ISACA has brought together our top law and legal enforcement arms, the Oregon FBI and the Oregon State Attorney to highlight the skills, tools, and techniques used in the identification, pursuit, and prosecution of cyber crime within and beyond the borders of Oregon.

    As cyber crime continues to grow at pace faster than businesses can address, effective partnering with our State law and legal teams is required in effectively utilizing limited resources and funds to address this risk.

    Join the top experts in our State as they discuss the personnel, process, and technology approaches used to combat this growing epidemic and understand how business and individuals can partner effectively with the FBI and our top law enforcement teams in identifying, pursuing, and prosecuting cyber criminals.

    Speakers:

    George Chamberlin FBI, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Portland Field Office

    Bill Williams U.S. State Attorney and Chief Federal Law Enforcement, Portland Field Office

    Scott Bradford Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Department of Justice, Portland Office

    Quinn Harrington Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Department of Justice, Portland Office

    AGENDA:

    8:30am - 9:00am: Registration and Check-In

    9:00am - 12:00 pm Presentations

    Please note that lunch will not be provided. We will provide coffee and refreshments.

    3 CPE

    Cost: Early bird before 3/31: ISACA Members: $45.00 Non Members $65.00

    After 3/31: ISACA Members: $60.00 Non Members $80.00

    Parking will be validated by the Port of Portland. Event is in the Port Board Room.

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  • A Digital Marketing Toolkit for Your Business

    Hatch Innovation

    Find your new best customers by building a digital marketing plan that focuses on the goals, campaigns, and tactics that work best for you. From websites to social media to email marketing and advertising, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and hard to see what is really driving sales.

    With 10 years experience in digital marketing strategy, in both small businesses and nonprofits, Lyndal Frazier-Cairns will teach you how to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, and double down on the marketing that works for you.

    In addition to this intensive training, you will also take away a full, personalized marketing plan that includes best practices, your goals, and the steps you need to take to make your business plans come to fruition. Your clients are looking for what you do. Let's help them find you.

    Large Organization or Business Pricing: $149 Small Organization or Nonprofit Pricing (less than 10 people): $99

    Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS) offers courses and workshops that facilitate your becoming who you want to be. Taught by local experts, they are filled with smart, interesting, and motivated Portlanders. We believe that a quality education is key to personal and societal transformation.

    Add this event to your Google Calendar

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  • A Digital Marketing Toolkit for Your Business

    HatchLab PDX

    Find your new best customers by building a digital marketing plan that focuses on the goals, campaigns, and tactics that work best for you. From websites to social media to email marketing and advertising, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and hard to see what is really driving sales.

    With 10 years experience in digital marketing strategy, in both small businesses and nonprofits, Lyndal Frazier-Cairns will teach you how to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, and double down on the marketing that works for you.

    In addition to this intensive training, you will also take away a full, personalized marketing plan that includes best practices, your goals, and the steps you need to take to make your business plans come to fruition. Your clients are looking for what you do. Let's help them find you.


    Lyndal Frazier-Cairns has been helping small businesses and nonprofits tell their stories since 2000. Among her fondest memories are: A million-strong Facebook activist movement to save the Queensland AIDS Council's ad campaign; supporting 15 indigenous young people get their start in journalism; putting an undies-clad butt on the rear of a San Francisco bus; and that time she scolded a mobster for being rude.

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  • IT Employer Panel & Workshop

    WorkSource Vancouver

    Looking for a job in technology? Come to this event to learn how to WOW the employer! Featuring a guest employer panel and further guidance on navigating the job search and networking process. Please register on Eventbrite using the link below.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-how-to-wow-tech-employers-tickets-59124791844

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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  • Alchemy Open House to Learn More About Our Code School

    Alchemy Code Lab

    OPEN HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY AT 12:30PM See our program in action! We welcome anyone interested in a software development career to come tour the school. No RSVP needed! Just stop in. We are located across the street from Powell's on 10th. Just come on up to the second floor and say hi! We look forward to meeting you.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

    https://www.alchemycodelab.com

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

    Website
  • PDXWIT Women of Color In Tech

    Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-58015215070 is required to gain entry to this event

    Join PDX Women in Tech and Amanda Lopez for a Women of Color in Tech event!

    This event is dedicated to accelerating your career by tapping into your superpowers, and how being a woman of color working in technology today has unique challenges.

    Amanda will be leading the group in talks about creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities, and experiences specific to people who identify as women of color.

    Guest Speaker: Michelle Millis Chappel, PhD CEO of Creativity Rock Star Coaching & Consulting, LLC www.michellechappel.com www.beyourownsuperhero.com Book Coming in 2019!

    This exciting event is taking place on April 25, 2019 from 5 pm – 7 pm at Think Shout!

    Agenda:

    5:00 p.m. – Check-in (mingle) 5:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet Activity 6:00 p.m. – Speaker takes the stage:Michelle Chapelle 7:00 p.m. – Raffle, Big Wins, Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes.

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

    A: Yes.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: There is no onsite parking.

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

    A: Volunteers will be at the main entrance to allow you since doors may be locked.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: YES; near MAX lines and bus lines.

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

    Purpose:

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

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

    Website
  • Pitch Club Beaverton

    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.

    Tom Kingsley, TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated the event and 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.

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • #FullStackPDX : April : Critique

    AltSource HQ

    Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

    Website
  • IFD Master Workshop – Building The Dream: Transforming Ideas into Reality

    Building the Dream: Transforming Ideas into Reality, a workshop with global sales, marketing, and product management executive, Jim Chi.

    How to do I make this? Join us for a nuts-and-bolts look at how to turn your idea into a reality. As you prototype a product then scale to go to market, how do you approach manufacturing and operations? Learn what costs to factor in, from financing to procurement of materials and distribution. We’ll closely examine sourcing, supply chain management, manufacturing and more. You don’t get to re-price something after you go to market. Learn to approach this the right way, with a comprehensive assessment of all costs, including planning for additional factors that didn’t quite pan out.

    Global sales, marketing and product management executive, Jim Chi, has held leadership roles with notable brands and retailers like Nike, Home Depot, and Mohawk Industries. Jim started his career in product development and has led teams in marketing, sales, global sourcing, product management and operations. The key to his success across multiple industries has been using analytic-driven decisions as the foundation for creative business solutions. He is a firm believer in balancing the art of product creation and the science of product management. Currently working with early-stage apparel brands, Jim also consults for private equity firms restructuring and scaling up brands in their portfolio.

    This workshop will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

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

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  • NBI Startup Showcase Panel Event: Building your MVP

    Colab Coworking

    COME OUT AND GET YOUR MVP ON.

    Launching a minimum viable product (MVP) can be confusing and there don’t seem to be any direct answers. Are there strategies? Are there vendors? Are there tools that can help simplify this massively complex process. NBI has pulled together some great local startups who have built their MVP’s and will talk about their process and how they got it done!

    Each panelist will give a short presentation about their business and then settle into a panel event where you, the audience can ask direct questions specific to your journey.

    Come out and hear: • Josh Engelbrecht of ToolBelt - an innovative software company for the construction Industry • Alex Zehnbacht of Dripio – an IOT smart garden platform designed to deliver the right individual needs to each plant • Jason Bennet of UNNA - a HIPAA compliant Cloud Platform for connected-health products/services

    Come join us for a great night with other local ambitious and talented people.

    SCHEDULE 6:00 pm Check-In and Networking 7:00 pm Panel Begins 8:00 pm Networking 8:30 pm Close up shop

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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble!

    226 SE Madison St

    **NOTE**

    While we will continue to work on the microcorruption CTF for the next several Hack2Learn workshops, the next meetup we are going to take a side quest and focus on a very special challenge involving hardware. It will be our first crack at embedded device security as a group. For more details- come see PASCAL next Thursday!

    END NOTE

    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).

    Website
  • UX Writing Meetup Inaugural Event

    eBay

    We have an awesome venue: eBay will be our host for the night, with appetizers, beer & wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Join us for our first UX Writers Meetup in Portland, led by Kathryn Strauss, the Organizer for the San Francisco UX Writers Meetup.

    We'll explore the world of UX writing, help define some confusing roles & terms, practice our skills, and find out what everyone is interested in!

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  • BSD Pizza Night

    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.

  • 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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  • PDX Python and Pyladies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night

    Come join us for Pythonic talks!

    Note temporary Venue Change to Alchemy Labs. 7PM start time

    This month:

    • Light Up Your Life - With Python and LEDs! by Nina Zakharenko

    Python opens a whole new world of working with wearable electronics. MicroPython and CircuitPython are Python variants that can run with just 256k of storage space and 16k of RAM. Learn how to program LEDs with Python, to light up your life with code and creativity

    • Lessons Learned During Advent of Code 2018 by Chris Freeman

    Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles. All AoC puzzles have a solution "that complete in at most 15 seconds on ten-year-old hardware". In this talk, Chris will cover strategies and lessons learning during the 2018 AoC to reach this goal using Python.

    About our speakers:

    Nina Zakharenko is a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, focusing on Python. Before joining Microsoft, she was a Senior Software Engineer with over a decade of experience writing software for companies like Reddit, Meetup, and HBO. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and tinkering with wearable electronics from her home base in Portland, OR.

    Chris is a freelance computer engineer and software developer. In his spare time, he can be found answering Python question on Treehouse Community forum.

    April Venue - Alchemy Code Lab! 30 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97227

    Special thanks to Alchemy for stepping up to host us this month

    Please note this event opens at 6:30 and talks start at 7pm!

    Join us afterwards at The Quality Bar 931 SW Oak St 97205 to continue the discussion over a beverage.

    Do you have something you'd like to share? Email us (info@pdxpython.io).

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 26 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • 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: Managing Conflict Between Two People that Aren't You.

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/260162501/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    Where there are people, there are conflicts. What do you do when the people around you are fighting? Shut the door? (Oh, open office) Hope it will go away? (Please, Please I've got a deadline) So, how do you manage conflict between two people who aren't you?

    Join us April 26 to discuss constructive ways to think about, work with and maybe even help resolve the conflict around us.

  • Saturday
    Apr 27 2019
    Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

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

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

    Website
  • Making a Movie

    Free Geek

    Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Are you interested in free, open source filmmaking software?

    Take a journey through the process of making a movie from the first stages of planning all the way through editing and adding in sound effects! This class gives you an overview of the various programs that will help you make your own movie and offers some quick tips using them.

    This class will provide you with video and audio samples to get hands-on practice with programs like Audacity for audio editing, Kdenlive for film editing, Fountain for screenwriting, and Storyboarder for storyboarding!

    Website
  • Handball - All Welcome

    Are you a professional handball player or have you ever wanted to try the sport? If you've played before, join us for a fun round of games. If you're new, it's easy to learn and have a good time.

    Here's a clip of how the game works and hopefully inspire you to join us for a great workout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ak0ew52hM0

    We'll be playing the shelter at Greenway Park next to Greenway Elementary.

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

    PASCAL

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

    Website
  • Sunday
    Apr 28 2019
    ML4ALL Conference 2019
    through
    The Bossanova Ballroom

    ML4ALL is a two day conference​ focusing on machine learning, to be held in Portland, Oregon on April 28-30, 2019.

    The goal of the ML4ALL Conference​ is to make applied machine learning accessible to the average software developer​ or enthusiast.

    We believe that machine learning should be viewed as a core competency for software developers, and will be a pervasive and essential aspect of almost all human-computer interaction in the near future.

    The ML4ALL community wishes democratize machine learning​, highlighting smaller and more mundane use cases, bringing the technology out of the ivory towers​ of top tier tech companies and universities, and into the hands of everyday developers.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 29 2019
    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.

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  • 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/

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 30 2019
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Experienced Women In Tech

    Corvel

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-experienced-women-in-tech-tickets-58438430920] is required to gain entry to this event

    Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology? Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for awhile? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

    Join us April 30th at Corvel, where we will talk about effective communication styles, help attendees understand communication across the gender continuum, and identify traits that build credibility and those that act to its detriment. The featured speaker for the evening is Laura Dominic who practices jury consulting professionally and gives talks on communications styles regularly. The event will involve a presentation and roundtable discussions based on communication style. Join us for this engaging dive into communication!

    Agenda:

    5:30 pm - Doors open

    6:00 pm - Introduction

    6:15pm - Presentation/Discussion Begins

    7:00 pm - Networking

    7:30 pm - Event Ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes

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

    A: Yes

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: There is parking directly under the US Bank Tower for a fee. Note one entrance at 5th & Pine has a height limit and there is additional parking entrances off of 4th and off of Pine.

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

    A: Attendees should enter the 2nd floor via the glass staircase in the Plaza atrium or via the Plaza elevator. It is a secure suite and access will occur after checking in for the event. Enter this address on your navigation system to get you to the Plaza entrance location:

    555 Southwest Oak Street (US Bank Corp “Big Pink” building) Suite 200 Portland, OR 97204

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Yes

    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.

    Website
  • Donut.js April 2019

    Alchemy Code Lab

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

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:45 — Kate LaForge — Buried in My Laptop Like a CIA Agent: Building Healthcare Technology for People Who Hate It
    • 7:00 — 10-minute break
    • 7:10 — Nisha Kumar — Teching While Mom
    • 7:25 — 10-minute break
    • 7:35 — Andrew Hedges — The Worst Decision I Made at Apple (And What We Can Learn from It)
    • 7:50 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

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

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Every month, our proceeds go to a local non-profit. More info to come!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 1 2019
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT)How to Study for a Technical Interview

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwithow-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-58876651650 is required to gain entry to this event

    Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

    • Morning preparation, attire, mindset

    • Preparation for the non-technical parts

    • How to study for the coding interview

    • How to execute the coding test

    Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 40. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

    Agenda:

    5:00 p.m. - Doors open

    5:15 p.m. - Introduction

    5:30 p.m. - Session begins

    6:30 p.m. - Session 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, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: No on-site parking available at this event.

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

    A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

    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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  • 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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