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  • Started Monday
    Jul 9 2018
    Podcasting Jumpstart
    through
    Works Progress Agency

    Navigate the technical challenges of starting your own podcast, from audio recording and editing to publishing and promotion.

    This hands-on course is for people interested in podcasting and for those who have always wanted to create a podcast but aren’t sure where to start. Podcasting Jumpstart focuses on the basics, taking you from beginning to end of the podcast creation, production, and publishing process so you can jump right in and learn how to do it yourself.

    Date: Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Learn more at https://www.pugspdx.com/july-2018-courses/podcasting-jumpstart-july-2018

    Website
  • Started Monday
    Jul 16 2018
    OSCON
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    OSCON is the complete convergence of the technologies transforming industries today—and the developers, engineers, and business leaders who make it happen.

    Website
  • Jr Dev Meetup

    Vacasa

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

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night

    Incomm Digital Solutions

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-44160436053] is required to gain entry to this event

    Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our summer volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and have a chance to meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

    PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open

    5:45 p.m. - Event begins Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

     Provide overview of:
          PDXWIT Goals
               Volunteer Program and Agreement
               Different types of volunteer roles
               Example of some of the regular teams
               Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs
     Answer questions
    

    7:30 p.m. - Event ends

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

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

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes, across the street is a parking garage and under the building, we can validate parking for both garages

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, under the building in the parking garage is a secure bike box.

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

    Purpose:

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

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

    Website
  • PDX Chatbots and Intelligent Conversational Interfaces

    Join us July 18 as we welcome Portland voice start-up Tali. Matt, Matt and Matt will dive into their experience building their time tracking app for Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, Slack and more.

    Doors will open at 5:30pm for drinks, pizza and conversation

    6:30pm – 7:15pm deep dive into Tali a conversational time tracking system developed in Portland http://telltali.com

    7:15pm – 8:00pm Playabl.ai will step through their approach to creating conversational knowledge agents for the enterprise, which help employees get the information they need instantly to do their best work

    Website
  • Rejected Oscon Talks : Charity Drive and Critique : A collaboration between #FullStackPDX and the neo4j Team!

    This month we have lined up a super special event!!!!! ————————————————————————

    When the neo4j team reached out to us to setup an event during OSCON we jumped all over this. Not only will we be having the presentations you are all used to, but we will be welcoming a number of talks that did not make the cut for the OSCON conference. On top of this, 100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood https://www.plannedparenthood.org/.

    Just like fight club, if this is your first night attending, you have to present.

    We have all heard the pitch before, and we make no exceptions to this rule. Since this meetup is in the larger space we will have a projector you can hook up to, or just use the sound of your voice. What should you present? Well, we do not spec that.

    Discussing your startup, recent project, code reviews, business ideas, etc. are all applicable. There is not a required length of time to present. This can be a live prototype or even a set of powerpoint slides. You do not have to know how to code to present your dream, and we are HERE TO HELP you. Presentations are meant to be collaborative, not the traditional meetup style where a presenter talks like a teacher for a very long time and saves questions for the end. We use a timer and the group dynamic works to collaboratively prevent cross talk and side conversations.

    So bring your fun spirit, desire to learn, passion to help others, and let's have fun.

    ————————————————————————

    Signups through meetup.com are required and seats are limited, so buy your tickets early because we usually sell out. We are self funded, and 100% of the revenue received is put back into the meetup costs. We will have top shelf pizza from Crown PDX (http://www.imperialpdx.com/the-crown/) so come HUNGRY for dinner!!

    Doors open at 6pm and we kick off on time. We start consuming the pizza at 6pm as well. After the concert of presentations we will walk over to Bailey's Taproom (http://www.baileystaproom.com/) to continue the evening.

    ————————————————————————

    Location: WeWork Customs House : Community : When you check in ask for CP Handheld, they are our sponsor. The room is right to the left as you walk in.

    Website
  • PDX Engineering Managers - PDX Engineering Managers: People Ops Panel Discussion

    New Relic

    Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

    This meeting will have two parts:

    1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

    2) We will be hosting a panel discussion with People Ops leaders! The theme will be discussing how Engineering Managers can partner effectively with the HR team in their organization.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Location Details:

    New Relic

    111 SW 5th Ave,

    27th Floor

    Portland, OR 97204

    Website
  • Unlock your Talents Toward a Career in CyberSecurity

    New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Portland is partnering with Ken Westin, Senior Security Strategist at Splunk and Cinder Staffing for an evening presentation “Unlock your Talents Toward a Career in CyberSecurity.” Whether you are looking to advance your career or are new to IT, you will learn about opportunities within CyberSecurity that are essential in providing the skills and solutions that today’s employers desire. Bring your Resume!

    Website
  • Elixir, Erlang User Group

    FocusVision

    Doors open at 6. Talk starts at 6:30.

    This month, Connor Lay will talk about setting up a basic Continuous Integration pipeline for a new Elixir project. Let me know if that overlaps too much with any of the other topics and I can find something else :)

    Moxley Stratton will talk about working with Elixir macros, specifically around building a wrapper around Ecto.Schema.

    Pizza, sodas and beer provided by Weedmaps.

    Website
  • AgilePDX Lean Coffee Session: Is the AgilePDX Mission and Vision Good Enough?

    Puppet

    Note: Register here for the pizza and pop headcount, please: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/252388669/

    The AgilePDX mission statement is: Create a vibrant and successful Agile community of practice in the greater Portland metropolitan area by sharing real-world experience, distilled wisdom, and innovative ideas for Agile done well.

    The vision statement is: We see Portland as a world-class leader technology, business agility, and the broader creative economy. By “World Class” we mean profitable, sustainable, and joyful.

    What does this mean to you? Do we have it right? Are we as a community and in our organizations fulfilling our mission and vision?

    Come learn about Lean Coffee from skilled facilitators, explore the mission and vision, and talk with colleagues about what Portland could be like as a leading Agile community in the nation.

    This event will be led by our new Lean Coffee in the North facilitator, Neal Peterson!

    Website
  • Tungsten Fabric Meetup

    Headed to OSCON next week? In Portland by your good fortune? Interested in open source networking?

    Then join us on Wednesday evening, July 18, for great food, free beer, awesome views, and an overview of the Linux Foundation Networking project, Tungsten Fabric: Open Source, Multi Cloud Networking at Scale.

    The details:

    Wed. July 18, 2018 from 7-9pm ALTABIRA CITY TAVERN 1021 NE GRAND AVE, SUITE 600 PORTLAND, OR 97232 Register Free: tungsten.io/portland

    This meetup is being sponsored by Juniper Networks and Intel.

    We hope to see you there, and we invite you to share this invitation with developers you know who are interested in SDN, networking at scale, and app dev for virtualized networks.

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

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

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Started Monday
    Jul 9 2018
    Podcasting Jumpstart
    through
    Works Progress Agency

    Navigate the technical challenges of starting your own podcast, from audio recording and editing to publishing and promotion.

    This hands-on course is for people interested in podcasting and for those who have always wanted to create a podcast but aren’t sure where to start. Podcasting Jumpstart focuses on the basics, taking you from beginning to end of the podcast creation, production, and publishing process so you can jump right in and learn how to do it yourself.

    Date: Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Learn more at https://www.pugspdx.com/july-2018-courses/podcasting-jumpstart-july-2018

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 19 2018
    @DAMAPDX "Real Time Databases" with Amit Vij

    Presented by Amit Vij (Standard Ins. Atrium) Kinetica, President & Co-founder

    RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rsvp-for-damapdx-real-time-databases-with-amit-vij-tickets-46502705845

    Free for Members! $15 for Non-Members $5 for Students with valid student ID

    Modern business is fluid.  Critical business events must be responded to when they occur.  Delays mean lost opportunities and sub-optimal outcomes.  Modern analytics must be as agile as the business itself.

    The days of looking at your data in the rear-view mirror are coming to an end.  We are at the dawn of a new analytic revolution:  the real-time database.  

    Millisecond latency is the new analytic performance standard.  A new class of GPU-accelerated databases enable this level of performance.  GPU-accelerated databases are over 100x more performant than even the “fastest” in-memory data stores. 

    GPU-accelerated databases can provide extreme levels of scalability without negative performance impacts.  They are also easy to implement; thanks to their use of ANSI-standard SQL and hybrid visualization capabilities.  This makes them particularly attractive for some of the most demanding analytic tasks; like scoring of predictive models, and geospatial visualizations.

    Join Amit Vij from Kinetica to learn how GPU-accelerated databases can enable real-time businesses.

    Speaker

    Amit is President and Co-Founder of Kinetica. Amit is responsible for the vision and strategic decisions for the company. Having a background in computer engineering, he has over a decade of software development experience in the commercial and federal space, with an emphasis in analyzing and visualizing big data, and helped architect Kinetica. Amit served as the chief GEOINT technical architect as a contractor for a major Top Secret cloud initiative between the US Army, NSA, and the DIA. Prior to Kinetica, Amit was a subject matter expert on geospatial intelligence with General Dynamics AIS and had been chief architect for several Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security contracts. Amit received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland with concentrations in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics.

    When

    July 19th, 2018 (Chapter Meetings, 3rd Thursday)

    Schedule 8:30 – 9:00 am – Sign In 9:00 – 10:15 am – Presentation 10:15 – 10:30 am – Break, Chapter Announcements 10:30 – 11:30 am – Presentation continued

    Standard Insurance Tower (900 SW 5th, please note Standard Ins. has multiple downtown locations) Atrium Room at top of lobby escalators

    Nearby parking options that are reasonably priced:

    Smart Park (818 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204) Fifth Taylor Park (545 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97204) City Center Parking (337 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204)

    Cost

    Free for Members! $15 for Non-Members $5 for Students with valid student ID See our corporate members

  • Real Time Databases with Amit Vij

    Modern business is fluid.  Critical business events must be responded to when they occur.  Delays mean lost opportunities and sub-optimal outcomes.  Modern analytics must be as agile as the business itself.

    The days of looking at your data in the rear-view mirror are coming to an end.  We are at the dawn of a new analytic revolution:  the real-time database.  

    Millisecond latency is the new analytic performance standard.  A new class of GPU-accelerated databases enable this level of performance.  GPU-accelerated databases are over 100x more performant than even the “fastest” in-memory data stores. 

    GPU-accelerated databases can provide extreme levels of scalability without negative performance impacts.  They are also easy to implement; thanks to their use of ANSI-standard SQL and hybrid visualization capabilities.  This makes them particularly attractive for some of the most demanding analytic tasks; like scoring of predictive models, and geospatial visualizations.

    Join Amit Vij from Kinetica to learn how GPU-accelerated databases can enable real-time businesses.

    Website
  • Web Development 1

    Free Geek

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

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

    Required skills: Comfort using a keyboard & mouse

    Website
  • Graphic Design with GIMP

    Free Geek

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

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

    This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women + Tech Summer Soiree

    Weiden & Kennedy

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-women-tech-summer-soiree-tickets-46660516862] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for our annual summer soiree, brought to you by PDX Women in Tech and Women Who Code, in partnership with Lesbians Who Tech, ChickTech, Girls Inc. and PyLadies, hosted by Wieden+Kennedy and sponsored by Cambia!

    Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, a civil rights advocate, feminist and UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law professor specializing in race and gender issues, coined the term intersectionality to describe how people's various identities (racial, gender, class. etc.) intersect and overlap, creating a cumulative effect in the discrimination they receive.

    At this year’s summer soiree, we dedicate our theme to looking at the future of tech through an intersectional lens. Otherwise, the technologies that are being developed today will not consider the needs of large swaths of our population and thus will not succeed. This night is dedicated to introducing you to leaders in the spaces of blockchain, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence to demonstrate the accessibility of these spaces to the people of our community. We also hope to carve a path forward, together, where we can push for the change that needs to happen in these industries. To support this discussion our conversation starter for the evening is “how can tech be more accessible to underrepresented communities?”

    The summer soiree will feature a panel. To see full list of panelists, visit the Eventbrite link listed above.

    During the event, we’ll have an Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

    About Cambia Health Solutions

    Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to transforming health care. Our company reaches more than 70 million Americans nationwide, including more than two million people in the Pacific Northwest who are enrolled in our regional health plans.

    Please plan to arrive on time to grab your cool beverage and get a seat, since the program will start promptly at 5:45. We will be giving away a PDXWIT tank to the first 100 people who check-in.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open 5:45 p.m. - Introductions 6:00 p.m. - Panel Begins 7:15 p.m. - Networking begins

    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: Street parking only

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

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

    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
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Started Monday
    Jul 9 2018
    Podcasting Jumpstart
    through
    Works Progress Agency

    Navigate the technical challenges of starting your own podcast, from audio recording and editing to publishing and promotion.

    This hands-on course is for people interested in podcasting and for those who have always wanted to create a podcast but aren’t sure where to start. Podcasting Jumpstart focuses on the basics, taking you from beginning to end of the podcast creation, production, and publishing process so you can jump right in and learn how to do it yourself.

    Date: Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Learn more at https://www.pugspdx.com/july-2018-courses/podcasting-jumpstart-july-2018

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 20 2018
    ACT-W Portland (Advancing the Careers of Tech Women) Conference

    Presented by ChickTech Portland, the ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) Portland Conference is an annual 2-day action-packed event where talented women and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path.

    Join us and 500+ individuals for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. We welcome all people from all backgrounds and people of all genders!

    All proceeds from the ACT-W Portland Conference go towards ChickTech’s programs providing local high school girls with STEM education and spreading ChickTech’s reach to create a culture of inclusion for all.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Temple Naylor, Graduate of The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    Temple is an enthusiastic and inspiring young graduate of The Tech Academy's Software Developer Boot Camp. After completing the program here, Temple went on to begin what is already a successful technology career here in Portland. He looks forward to sharing his personal insight on both the mindset and sales aspect relating to finding a job.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Beer & Blog Reunion

    Loyal Legion Pub

    There hasn't been a Beer & Blog in a while and with some extra people in town for OSCON, we thought it would be fun to do a little reunion! Since the Green Dragon isn't what it once was, we decided to hold it a few blocks away at the Loyal Legion! See you on Friday!

  • JAMStack Portland #1: What is the JAMStack?

    R/GA

    The inaugural Portland JAMStack Meetup!

    We're going to have three presentations discussing what the JAMStack is, static site generators and CMSs, micro static site generators, orthogonal build steps and building your own tools.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 21 2018
    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!

    Website
  • Interested in a Smart Wearable Sneaker?

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

    Garrett and Michael will be sharing what you'll need to make a high or low teach smart sneaker. Our goal is to inspire more to create their own sneaker to share at OMSI Maker Faire in Portland in September.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 23 2018
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 24 2018
    PADNUG - Portland Geek Dinner - EASTSIDE!

    Be There and Be Square!

    Feel free to bring your bowling shoes :)!

    Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great food, beverages, and conversation!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 25 2018
    Programming with Python 1

    Free Geek

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

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

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

    Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview

    AWS Elemental

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-45803234708] 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 20. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

    Agenda:

    5:00 PM: Doors open

    5:15 PM: Introduction

    5:30 PM: Session begins

    6:30 PM: Session ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No

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

    Q: Where 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 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.

    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
  • Managing Uncertainty in Machine Learning w/ Brad Block

    Tura.io

    Brad will lead a discussion on managing uncertainty in ML. Topics may include:

    • Tests of statistical significance
    • Confidence intervals
    • Credible intervals
    • Central limit theorem
    • Monte Carlo simulation
    • Density estimation
    • Model selection
    • Uncertainty in deep learning
    • Probabilistic calibration
    • and others ...
    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

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

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 26 2018
    Intro to Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

    Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions by learning to shell script.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics and Advanced Command Line. Command line experience required.

    Website
  • Epicodus Demo Day

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is hostng a Demo Day event at our office on Thursday, July 26th! Alumni will be showing off a variety of applications they've built from start to finish. If you're considering hiring a junior developer, are interested in partnering with Epicodus in other ways, or simply want to support the Portland tech community, we'd love to have you. Feel free to come any time during the open house hours to check out work put together by our graduates!

    This event is free, but for logistics purposes, please rsvp at the website link provided if you plan to attend!

    Website
  • Programming with JavaScript 2

    Free Geek

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

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

    Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with JavaScript 1, typing skills

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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  • Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

    Free mentoring from local programmers.

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

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • Friday
    Jul 27 2018
    AgilePDX Westside Cafe: Splitting Epics and User Stories

    Working from a backlog of small, well thought out, user stories helps the team create value and show progress. Join us in discussing how to move from large features / epics / stories to small actionable user stories.

    Once again, someone has brought you a blob of a feature. They want you to start on it in a near sprint. What do you do? What processes help you decompose your feature? What flow of events do you prefer to a last minute drop?

    Whether you are a master story splitter or new at story writing, we hope you can join us. Share your experience, or bring you questions and scenarios and we'll all walk away with new ideas to try!

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  • Saturday
    Jul 28 2018
    Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop

    Epicodus

    Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, July 28th, 2018, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Schedule: Saturday, July 28th, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

    What to bring?: We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.

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  • Creative Projects Workshop

    Free Geek

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

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  • Join Us for a Demo of a Smart Sneaker

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

    Want to see the first version of our smart sneaker for OMSI Maker Faire Portland? Garrett will share the first version to inspired all of to create our own for Maker Faire.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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  • Monday
    Jul 30 2018
    Azure Logic Apps - The other side of Azure Serverless Architecture @ Portland Azure User Group

    Please RSVP on the Meetup.com page

    Join us Monday, July 30 at SoftSource for a technical presentation on Azure Logic Apps!

    This presentation by Samuel Adranyi is a continuation of exploring the various Serverless solutions Microsoft Azure offers.

    Logic App Service is an integration and workflow engine with per-built connectors to popular SaaS solutions like Salesforce, Dropbox, and Google services. Essentially it's an easy way to move data from Salesforce to Office 365 or to another cloud service.

    A logic app begins with a trigger (like 'When an account is added to Dynamics CRM') and after firing can begin many combinations actions, conversions, and condition logic. Logic Apps is a great choice when orchestrating different Azure Functions in a process - especially when the process requires interacting with an external system or API.

    More information about the service here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/logic-apps/

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  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

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