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  • Started Monday
    Jan 22 2018
    Ruby Coworking: Sellwood Edition

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

  • 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
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science

    CENTRL Office Eastside

    Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.


    We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.


    How to find us: 

    Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rdCity Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE LloydTriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

    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

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Jan 23 2018
    Intro to Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

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

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) January Happy Hour Networking Event

    SurveyMonkey

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-january-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-40888648047] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    Join us for happy hour at SurveyMonkey on January 23rd.

    People often talk about creating a work culture that allows people to “bring their best self to work.” To start the conversation, we are asking “what is an important personal value you bring to work?” with an aim to allow us to explore our best selves.

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

    Introduction to SurveyMonkey, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

    Rebecca Alexander, Co-founder and CEO of Allgo, will share details about how her early-stage startup will help people be more comfortable and confident with themselves at work.

    Madonnalisa Chan, Freelance Information Architect - Taxonomist, will talk about making values-based decisions in your career.

    During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

    • We are celebrating our 6th anniversary (yes 6 years!) with a photo booth courtesy of The Snapbar [https://thesnapbar.com/]

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

    • Table Topics to help break the ice.

    • A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

    Agenda:

    4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

    5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

    6:30 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: Street parking and parking garage nearby (no free parking)

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Yes, bring your bike to the event and you can park it in the office

    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
  • OWASP: AppSec Testing Beyond Pen Test

    Abstract: Most web application security testing efforts are concentrated around penetration testing which is an art based on a hacker’s psyche, thought process, and determination to exploit vulnerabilities. But, does it yield a high level of confidence and sense of security in a developer’s mind? The answer is a “maybe” especially when the bad guy is obsessed with figuring out new exploits to hack your application. The web application developers have to think about intrinsic security - that is, building security throughout the SDLC. We build applications based upon well-formed customer requirements. Why should we not, then, build our applications based upon the fundamental principles of security and then harden security from the hacker’s perspective?

    Bio: Principal consultant at Gupta Consulting LLC., Bhushan Gupta is passionate about development methods and tools that yield more secure web applications especially in the agile software development environment. As a researcher he has keen interest in understanding and applying fundamental principles and known methodologies to develop dependable and secure software solutions. His interests extend to Social Engineering and Attack Surface Analysis. Bhushan worked at Hewlett-Packard for 13 years in various roles including software quality lead, engineer, software process architect, and software productivity manager. He then developed a strong interest in web application security while working as a quality engineer for Nike Inc. Bhushan has been studying various facets of web application security and promoting how to apply common sense approach to build secure solutions. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt (HP and ASQ) and an adjunct faculty member at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Software Engineering. To learn more about Bhushan’s contributions to SDLC, visit www.bgupta.com

    Website
  • Ministry of Testing Social Meetup

    Meet other testers, chat about challenges and successes, share stories, and make new friends. We'll spend time getting input on new topics for meetup talks or presenters and other events that we can do to help support each other.

    Website
  • pdxrlang meetup: aggregate - Shiny workshop

    Aggregate meetup No. 17! Everyone is welcome!

    shiny (https://shiny.rstudio.com/) is a popular web application framework for making interactive visualizations and dashboards, allowing R users to share their analyses in an interactive format with minimal web programming expertise. In this workshop, we will produce a simple data exploration dashboard with tooltips using the shiny, ggplot2 and flexDashboard packages. I will introduce the basic concepts behind programming a shiny application, as well as some useful design patterns (reactives, tooltips, observe/update/isolate). Basic familiarity with R programming concepts and ggplot2 are suggested

    We will not have pizza this time, but we will have some drinks, and perhaps some light snacks.

    Agenda:

    • Bring your computer!

    • Time: 630pm - 8pm

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet

    CENTRL West

    • What we'll do
    Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi). With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

    • What to bring


    • Important to know

    Website
  • JavaScript and the Internet of Things Meetup - JavaScript and the Internet of Things

    eBay

    New Location!

    We're now at eBay!

    Agenda

    6:30 Arrive and Networking

    6:45 Show and Tell

    What have you been working on since the last meetup? Come and share what you've done. No project too small. A blinking LED is awesome!

    7:15 Talk - Description coming soon!

    8:00 Networking

    Community Links

    Join the conversation in the JS IoT Slack Channel (https://jsot-slack.herokuapp.com/)!

    Contribute to the JSoT Glossary (https://github.com/lyzadanger/JSoT)!

    Attendees, sponsors and speakers agree to abide by the code of conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/).

    A huge thanks to eBay for the venue and providing food!

    The eBay logo is a trademark of eBay Inc. Used with permission.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Wednesday
    Jan 24 2018
    Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS

    CENTRL West

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


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


    At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.


    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


    How to find us: 

    Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

    Website
  • SSH: Swiss Army Knife of Networking

    Free Geek

    SSH is a fundamental tool used in networking outside of Microsoft Windows, such as Cisco routers or Linux computers. By the end of this class, you will be able to be able to connect via the SSH tool to computers for administration, enabling you to make remote commands and file transfers.

    Some command line experience recommended.

    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-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-12418-tickets-39530989253] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the 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 lead by Khawaja Shams, VP of Engineering at Elemental Technologies, 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 workshop!

    Agenda:

    5:00 PM: Doors open

    5:15 PM: Introduction

    5:30 PM: Workshop begins

    6:30 PM: Workshop ends

    Event FAQ:

    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
  • Peer mentoring and discussion: Focus on Fast.AI Course Part1 V2

    Tura.io

    Lets get together to discuss all aspects of deep learning and any questions you may have on the Fast.AI or Andrew Ng's coursera course.

    Fast.Ai's Deep Learning For Coders Part 1 Version 2 has been soft launched and the videos, notebooks and code are available. So now is a great time to watch the first few and work through the exercises and come and discuss them. http://forums.fast.ai/t/unofficial-release-of-part-1-v2/9285

    All levels of experience are welcome. We rarely have presentations, though we may someone lead a discussion. Bring your questions, projects and ideas, basic or advanced, and we'll try to help.

    Also, if you want more structure and more content check out our own Brice's "AI Saturdays" https://www.meetup.com/AI-Saturdays-PDX/

    Don't forget the #deep-learning channel in the PDX Startups slack which you can join at https://pdx-startups-slack.herokuapp.com

    Website
  • PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof

    Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


    PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

    We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

    Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

    http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

    Website
  • Portland JavaScript Admirers - Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting

    Janrain, Inc.

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

    Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

    If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [masked].

    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
    Jan 25 2018
    Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • HDI Local Chapter Meeting - Portland

    TEKSystems

    HDI, the leading membership association and certification body for IT service and support professionals, will be holding its first Portland chapter meeting!

    This will be an open meeting for professionals who are involved in IT Service Management and are looking to network with others in the industry.

    For more info on HDI, www.thinkhdi.com

    Agenda: 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch and Networking 12:45 - 1:15 Local Chapter Interest Meeting Presentation

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build Your Own Instrgram-like Filters

    Free Geek

    Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.  


    In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using  a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.


    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


    How to find us:

    Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

    Website
  • Epicodus Alumni Monthly MeetUp

    eBay

    BRING YOUR RESUME! Details below...

    5:30-6:00: Meet & Greet (& Eat! Food is provided by our gracious sponsor: eBay.)

    6:00-6:30: AWS-ome Ryan Jones will present on why AWS and cloud computing is importnant for graduates, as well as a recommended path for getting started. (If you're looking for another way to set yourself apart, AWS is in high demand.)

    6:35-7:05: Ready Your Resume In this interactive workshop led by Maigen Thomas, we will work collectively to optimize our resumes using two easy-to-implement tips that you'll walk away able to use forever. Bring a printed copy of your resume as well as a printed copy of a job description or two that appeals to you. We'll also need one volunteer with a digital copy of their resume to show on screen.

    7:05-8: Resume 1:1s Maigen has agreed to stick around after her workshop to do some 1:1s, and we're planning to have a few more resume-polishing gurus on hand as well. We will have a sign-up sheet for resume 1:1s when you come in, so please bring your resume in order to take advantage of this opportunity.

    We're excited to start 2018 with a bang! We've gotten some great suggestions for speaking topics and activities, but we're always ready to hear more about what you want from your meet-up. Check in with Caleb, Phillip, or Benjamin any time.

    Website
  • Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your LinkedIn 1/25

    Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

    Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

    This installment on Thursday, January 25 at 6.p.m. will cover:

    Maximizing LinkedIn for your job search

    Food & Beverages:

    The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

    Schedule:
    • 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

    • 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

    • 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

    • 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Soft Skills interview mini-workshop for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop, practice soft skill interviewing

    Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

    David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

    Website
  • Neural Circuitry: the life journey of neurons with Tamily Weissman-Unni

    Vacasa

    Interested in how neurons form and grow in the brain? Learn about the mechanics of brain development at Neurogeeks, a community of people interested in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience. Please RSVP at Meetup with the link here.

    Website
  • Advanced Heroku: Beyond `git push` Presented by Heroku Developer Advocate Jonan Scheffler

    https://www.meetup.com/alchemycodelab/events/247071538/

    Given how simple Heroku is to use you are likely familiar with most of the basic features, but if all you're doing with the platform is git push heroku master you're missing out on a treasure trove of knowledge.

    Come join Heroku Developer Advocate Jonan Scheffler on a guided tour of the more advanced features of the Heroku platform. You'll be surprised how much you may be missing.

    Please bring your laptop and pre-install the Heroku command line tools if you have a moment: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/heroku-cli.

    There are no prerequisites to attend this workshop, we welcome all levels of experience.

    Beer, soft drinks and pizza will be provided. If you have specific dietary restrictions please let us know.

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jan 26 2018
    "Best Day Ever" Day Camp

    The TEK Center

    Do everything you enjoy all in one day! Minecraft, LEGO, Sproutball, Robotics! Come join us for a fun day of learning and playing in a safe environment with a staff to student ratio of 1:10. For students in grades K-6 with younger and older kids separated into different groups. Drop off and pick up your students anytime throughout the day for the same price!!

    Cost: $50

    Time: 7:45AM - 5:30PM

    For: Kindergarten - 6th Grade

    (January 26 & 29)

    Website
  • AgilePDX Westside Cafe: Growing a Scrum Practice from the Ground Up

    How do you grow a scrum practice? What do scrum teams need to do the same? How do we spread our practice as an organization? What can we do to bring on new scrum masters and other team members?

    Organizations new and old struggle with these concepts at various junctions in their agile journeys. Share what you have learned, struggled with, and succeeded at. Or just hear from others who have been there and\or sharing these daily struggles so you are ready when it's your turn!

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Josh Carter on "My Founder Journey"

    Featured Speakers: Josh Carter 


    Josh Carter is a US Navy Vet, speaker, and technology leader who has a long track record of success throughout his career. He is the COO of Camp Patriot Boot Camp (PBC), which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to equip active duty military members, Veterans, and their spouses with the education, resources, and community needed to be successful technology entrepreneurs.


    He will giving a presentation on "My Founder Journey"

    12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

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

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 27 2018
    Introduction to Deep Learning With Tensorflow and Keras

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Introduction to Deep Learning with Tensorflow and Keras

    Deep Learning (DL) is a fast growing and exciting sub-field of machine learning and AI that has recently made extraordinary advancements in many applications such as image recognition, natural language processing, speech transcription, classification and forecasting.

    This 2 day introductory course focuses on giving you a firm foundation of deep learning techniques using a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises. The presentations introduce essential background and theory and allow for questions and discussions. And the exercises use Jupyter notebooks with Keras and Tensorflow to show you the essentials of building and training neural nets.

    Deep learning can transform any industry. This course will help you find creative ways to apply it to yours.

    You'll learn:

    • The fundamentals of deep learning including
      • how to build dense / fully connected networks
      • how to use convolutional layers
      • when to use recurrent LSTM/GRU networks
      • how to choose an optimizer and loss function
      • when to use dropout and batch normalization
      • how to prepare training and test data
      • and more
    • How to navigate the options and decisions for different model architectures.
    • Efficiently use and fine-tune pre-trained models.

    So that you can:

    • identify important and appropriate questions
    • collect and prepare real world data
    • design and train effective models

    ... to get the answers you need for your business and career.

    You'll get the most out of this course if:

    • You have a familiarity with Python and Numpy.
    • You have a deep curiosity and interest in learning about machine learning.
    • You want to understand and work with cutting edge deep learning approaches with complex data.

    Note: You don't need to be a math wizard - this is a hands on practical class. Though knowing more is always helpful, deep understanding of linear algebra and and calculus are not necessary. We will cover all the math basics necessary to get started in the class.

    Topics

    Over the 2 days we will cover

    1. Deep Learning Introduction and Overview
    2. Dense NNs and Keras
    3. Essential Theory
    4. Convolutional NNs
    5. Data Preparation
    6. Keras API Deep Dive
    7. Transfer Learning
    8. Advanced Architectures
    9. Introduction to Tensorflow
    10. Practical Training Tips
    11. Tensorflow Deep Dive
    12. Production and Deployment

    Preparation

    If you'd like to work with software installed on your own laptop we suggest you download and install Conda and use to to install Python3, Numpy, Pandas, Jupyter, Tensorflow and Keras.

    A docker image with the necessary software pre-installed will also be made available.

    If you can't install Conda or Docker, let us know when you register and we will strive to provide access to a running Jupyter Notebook instance.

    Also, feel free to bring a CSV of a data set you are interested in exploring and a description of what you'd like to predict.

    Schedule

    Saturday Jan 27 and Feb 3rd, 9AM - 1PM

    Alchemy Code Lab 30 NW 10th Ave Portland, OR 97209 alchemycodelab.com

    More information and future classes

    For more information and information on future classes please contact Julio and sign up for announcements at https://e-string.com/training/

    Website
  • Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

    Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure and more.

    Website
  • Interested in Asteroids or Gravitational Waves?

    Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) to see what we're about.

    We'll have a 30-minute demo and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote on new interesting topic ideas for upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

    Join the fun!

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 29 2018
    NewTech PDX - Cryptocurrency - January 29th

    New Relic

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of (usually) every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the event is $10 - $20 online, or $25 at the door: Buy Tickets

    Agenda
    5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    7:00pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Marcus Estes of Chroma

    • Pres. #2: Scott Bigelow of Augur
    • Pres. #3: Erich Quist of Skycoin
    • Pres. #4: Corey Lederer of Block.One
    • Pres. #5: Sebastian Bolaños of Maker

    8:30pm - After-Party at Portland City Grill

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

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. 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
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Become a Data Scientist: Thinkful Info Session

    CENTRL Office Eastside

    Interested in becoming a data scientist? Come learn more about Thinkful’s Flexible Data Science Bootcamp, which prepares you for your next job without asking you to quit this one. You’ll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.


    How to find us:

    Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 30 2018
    Building, Dismantling, and Re-using Community Initiatives over Time

    NedSpace

    Building a successful Community program is a wonderful experience at the core of Community Management. What happens, however, when programs inevitably decline? This talk is about the equally important steps of eliminating outdated initiatives, deconstructing your favorite successes, and rebuilding from their foundations. Kara Sowles will take us through some concrete examples from her 5 years at a single company, including: * a user group program growing from 5 groups to 70 worldwide (and what it looks like to scale back after all that growth), * abandoning a series of 30/year one-day conferences, * remaking an online triage event into an online hack day, and more. We'll discuss the importance of having larger frameworks that you can plug programs into (and out) of, and the experience of destroying your favorite programs to stay nimble.

    Kara Sowles is the Manager of Community and Evangelism at the software company Puppet, where she's spent the past 5 years leading strategic planning and implementation of the company's global community programs.

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Mentorship Event

    FINE

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-quarterly-mentorship-event-january-30th-2018-tickets-39731398683] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by FINE! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

    Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

    Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up and we will match you during our next round.

    Agenda:

    5:00 - Doors open

    5:45 - Welcome Address by Tsilli Pines, FINE Digital Creative Director

    5:55 - Mentorship Spotlights

    6:00 - Deena Anreise will speak about the impact of mentorship on her career

    7:00 - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: No parking onsite but street parking is available.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Yes! Bring up to 2nd floor on elevator.

    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
  • Portland's Transportation Future: Business Stepping Up To The Challenge

    On January 30, BBPDX members and the general public can attend our first policy event of 2018 with regional leaders like Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, Portland Bureau of Transportation's Director Leah Treat, former Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson, and ZGF Architects’ Nolan Lienhart. During the panel moderated by Oregon Humanities’ director Adam Davis, we’ll explore why it’s critical for businesses to engage in our region’s transportation challenges and how BBPDX members can make a difference.

    Over the past year, we’ve traveled with delegations of Portlanders to Los Angeles and Denver to learn about how diverse stakeholder groups collaborated to secure voter support for multi-billion dollar investments in regional transit and congestion relief. We learned about inspiring partnerships like the one from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce that invited in regional environmentalists to work in the Chamber office on a shared vision.

    Additionally, at both the state and local levels, agencies are considering various approaches to address our clogged roadways including congestion pricing. Our member Luke Kanies wrote about this approach last year in the Portland Tribune.

    Big challenges call for bold visions and solutions oriented collaborations. We look forward to seeing you on January 30 and exploring how we can work together to create a more efficient and equitable transportation system for Portland.

    Website
  • Google Development Group (GDG) PDX Meetup - Tell great data stories with Data Studio

    • What we'll do
    Come and explore how to tell great data stories to support better business decisions using Google Cloud Data Studio. Google Data Studio turns your data into informative dashboards and reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable. Dashboarding allows you to tell great data stories to support better business decisions. Easily access all the data sources you need to understand your business and make better decisions. Transform your raw data into the dimensions, metrics, and calculations you need — no code or queries required. Harness the collective wisdom of your team. Share and collaborate in real time. Work together quickly, from anywhere.

    • What to bring

    • Important to know

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  • Donut.js January 2018

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Announcements

    • Ticket sales are limited to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:40 — Vanessa White @the_nephilim Project Management 101 with Cats!
    • 7:00 — Ryan McKern @the_mckern Bash 101: What Are Dot Files?
    • 7:20 — Intermission!
    • 7:40 — Matt Haughey @mathowie Communication is the Hardest Part
    • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
    • Free Donut.js stickers available.
    • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
    • 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.

    Every Month

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month we are raising money for Call to Safety, a Portland organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower our community. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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  • RainSec

    Local Celebrity

    This is our first meetup at our new venue - see this post.

    RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting. Preferably while drinking just enough to forget our day jobs.

    While this is a public event open to any interested parties, our target audience is experienced information security professionals.

    Follow @PDXRainSec for updates.

    This event is also on meetup.com. Invite your friends!

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Fundamentals

    CENTRL West

    Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.


    We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We’ll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.


    Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.


    How to find us: 

    Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 31 2018
    Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science: Lunch & Learn

    CENTRL West

    Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.

    We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

    Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

    How to find us:

    Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

    Website
  • New Horizons - Careers in Tech

    New Horizons Computer Learning Center is partnering with BridgeTech (IT Consultants) for an evening presentation “Understanding the Importance of Certification in Today’s Hiring Market”. Whether you are looking to advance your career or are new to IT, you will learn about opportunities within IT and Project Management that are essential in providing the skills and solutions that today’s employers desire.

    Join our Meetup Group Careers In Tech - New Horizons of Portland. https://www.meetup.com/Careers-In-Tech-New-Horizons-of-Portland

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  • A Night with Carbon (formerly Carbon3D) - brought to you by the Portland 3D Printing Lab

    The Portland 3D Printing Lab is kicking off 2018 with a very special guest- Carbon (formerly Carbon3D) will be hosting our Meetup and talking about their unique technology and partnerships in shoes, cars, and high tech. This company is expanding well beyond prototyping with 3D printing and are creating finished products on their technology. Learn all about it here and meet with the amazing Portland 3D printing community while you're at it!

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  • Startup accounting to keep you out of trouble

    Colab Coworking

    Starting up a venture can be filled with big questions we have trouble answering well. This is especially true when it comes to your finances and accounting.

    This event will bring local experts who can help you get a clear perspective accounting choices and structures.

    We plan to go over some very basic concepts as groundwork that can set a solid foundation. Things like;

    • Basic accounting terms (asset, liability, revenue, Cost of goods sold, Operating Expenses, Gross profit, net profit, fixed expense, variable expense) • Basic accounting principles (measurement, matching, recognition, etc.)

    • Balance sheet & Income statements (can’t fly without knowing what the instruments are saying)

    • Cash-flow planning & budgeting.

    • Profitability vs. solvency. The first doesn’t always mean the second.

    • Capital requirements (equip, raw material, inventory, etc.)

    • Cash-to-cash cycle

    We also plan to do some hands-on exercises in Excel. So bring your laptops and get ready to get your fingers dirty in some exciting accounting. Ok, maybe that's a stretch but, it learning your way around these core principles and more and make a night and day difference in your Startup. That! is fun!

    So come out an join us! You won't regret a minute of it!

    This event is free to Bridge Members. $10 for all others. We will serve light refreshments and snacks.

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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?

    PDX Exploit Workshop

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  • Thursday
    Feb 1 2018
    Bitcoin 101: The Basics

    NedSpace

    • What we'll do The price of Bitcoin has sky-rocketed this year as global adoption continues to trend upward, as more governments recognize it as currency, and as impoverished populations seek refuge in an uncensorable, free-to-access, and relatively stable global payment network. Yet, Bitcoin's biggest strength is also its biggest weakness: there is no centralized authority in Bitcoin. While this fact is majorly (r)evolutionary, it also means that it can be hard to know where to find reliable information. Join us for this introductory workshop to learn the basics:

    • What is Bitcoin?
    • What makes Bitcoin unique?
    • How to choose the best wallet for you
    • How to buy your first bits of a bitcoin
    • Resources and tools for expanding your knowledge
    • Q & A

    Phoenyx Guyton has a degree in Global Economic Systems and International Business, and has been a student of decentralized systems, social movements, and cryptocurrencies for many years. She co-founded a Bitcoin consulting business 4 years ago, has written many helpful guides, and is currently writing a book about Bitcoin. (Note: She is not a financial adviser and will not be giving financial or investment advice.)

    Bitcoin encouraged; PayPal, Venmo, SquareCash, and cash accepted. No one turned away for lack of funds.

    Tickets are $5 at the door, no one is turned away.

    • What to bring Smartphone

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/246626726/

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Accelerate the Growth of Your Startup

    Hey founders...it's time to think business! Insiders from Portland's startup scene will provide concrete tips for growth at this event. In this informative Q&A panel, we will discuss key tips to accelerate the growth of your startup. We will discuss many strategic topics:

    • Choosing the right legal entity to set up your startup for investment
    • Top tips for entrepreneurs looking for equity financing from angels, VCs, etc.
    • Intellectual property concerns (i.e., confidential information, trademarks, patents)
    • The importance of collecting and showcasing financial data for your investors
    • How to choose and compensate the right team of early hires

    Our panelists hail from professional service firms offering legal, financial, and HR advice for startups, and have collectively supported many early-stage entrepreneurs in the Portland area and across the country.

    Agenda:

    6:00: Doors open 6:30-7:30 pm: Panel discussion 7:30-9 pm: Q&A and networking

    Panelists:

    Teela Crosthwaite Smith is a corporate lawyer and litigator. Her practice is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build, grow, and protect their start-ups and small businesses. She provides a wide range of counseling and transactional services, including business formation, contract drafting and negotiation, funding and financing, and employment matters. Teela has also guided entrepreneurs, including venture funds, in restructuring their business ownership interests in mergers and acquisition matters.

    Jessica Crannell-Menard has spent the last 4 years as Now CFO’s Northwest Business Development Manager in the Portland office. She has helped clients of all sizes — from startup to billion-dollar entities — through accounting pain-points and staffing issues. NOW CFO specializes in outsourced accounting support, and has impacted companies in industries like Construction, Healthcare, Non-Profit, Manufacturing, Food/Beverage, and several others throughout the Pacific Northwest.

    Jessica also prides herself as a local networking powerhouse committed to connecting businesses with other providers.

    Jean Roque is the founder and President of Trüpp, a human resources company committed to helping growing organizations thrive through consulting services, HR outsourcing, and leadership development solutions. Jean’s straightforward yet strategic approach focuses on delivering HR services that are tailored to the unique needs, risks, and business objectives of each organization while removing the complexity often associated with the HR function. Jean is honored that Trüpp has been named among the Portland Business Journal’s Top Women-Owned Businesses and Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies in Oregon for three consecutive years.

    Event FAQ:

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, but limited

    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
  • Clojure Lightning Talks

    Puppet

    This month we'll have member provided lighting talks. We have two scheduled so far and room for more. Get in touch if you want to do one also.

    First we have John Skilbeck talking about converting a traditional Clojure project meant to be run on a server or on docker into a AWS Lambda runtime, while leaving the original project's source code intact. He'll provide a brief background on AWS Lambda and how that works, and then a walkthrough of the project.


    Then we'll have JR Heard's talk: An Introduction to Specter

    Specter is a library that allows you to elegantly and performantly manipulate Clojure/Script data structures. In this sure-to-be-compelling lightning talk, we'll learn why Specter exists, how to use it, and how to write our own Specter "navigators".

    Website
  • The MLab Interconnection Study -- Monitoring Internet Performance Talk Series, Part II of III

    New Relic

    The Interconnection Study : Results, Relevance, Reproducibility

    The subject of this talk is the Measurement Lab Consortium technical report: ISP Interconnection and its Impact on Consumer Internet Performance. We will examine its methods and results and discuss its relevance and reproducibility. See: https://www.measurementlab.net/publications/isp-interconnection-impact.pdf Speaker: Kinga Farkas

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

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

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

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  • Friday
    Feb 2 2018
    AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: When Is Your Team Not A Team--And What To Do About It

    Have you ever been part of a team where people just didn't seem to be working together? Maybe you didn't even know each others' names? Perhaps you report into different parts of the organization and get pulled in different directions?

    Good news! There's plenty of research about the characteristics that indicate a group is a team.

    Come on down to Ringlers' next month to tell your stories and troubleshoot your situation with your agile friends at the pub!

    We start on time and end on time. You're welcome to come early and stay late to chat. Feel free to order when you come in so we don't slam the kitchen. RSVP's are preferred but not required.

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  • Saturday
    Feb 3 2018
    Pacific NW Drupal Summit
    through
    University Place Hotel

    Since 2009, the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit has been the premier regional event for Drupal professionals in the Pacific Northwest. More than 200 Drupal professionals have attended and enjoyed our two-day event each year.

    The 2018 Summit will take place at the University Place Hotel in Portland, Oregon on the edge of the Portland University Campus on Saturday and Sunday, February 3rd and 4th, 2018.

    On Friday before the conference starts, after you grab dinner, join us in the Coos Bay and Astoria rooms (around the corner from the lobby) from 6-11pm for some pre-conference games and socializing.

    The Summit has a code of conduct, which all attendees including speakers and sponsor-representatives are expected to follow.

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  • Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop

    Epicodus

    Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, February 3rd, 2017, 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, February 3rd, 2017 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.

    Website

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