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  • Sunday
    Feb 17 2019
    AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Lean Coffee in the North

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    New to Lean Coffee?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Lean Coffee in the North

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/257682731/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    New to Lean Coffee?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Micro Python Starter Class

    Tickets available through the website link.

    This is a beginner programming/soldering/microController class in micro python. We'll test out accelerometers, addressable LEDs, and the analog output pin to headphones. For the over achievers, once you are done with the soldering, all the test scripts are pre-loaded so you can bounce around at your own pace.

    The class is from 11AM to 2PM, but we'll be around until 4PM if anyone wants additional time to work on their own or to ask questions and get hands on help.

    Example Code Environment Preview: https://learn.adafruit.com/welcome-to-circuitpython/creating-and-editing-code

    Before Class: Please install MU!... https://learn.adafruit.com/welcome-to-circuitpython/installing-mu-editor What you get: Adafruit's tiny M0 running MicroPython https://www.adafruit.com/product/3727 32bit M0 SAMD21 with 2MB of flash onboard Fist full of parts and a big Circuit Board to solder them to

    What to bring: - Laptop running MU - A Micro USB cable - Bring your own Soldering Iron or we'll provide something hot you can use - Headphones

    Website
  • PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Monday
    Feb 18 2019
    Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

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

    Website
  • Portland Programmer Network - PDX Code Guild - 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)[masked] We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, in the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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

    PASCAL

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

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

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

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

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

    Session_0 will focus on the following:

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

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

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

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot PDX

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

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

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

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

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Tuesday
    Feb 19 2019
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) February Happy Hour

    Puppet

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-february-happy-hour-tickets-54657448901] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for February Happy Hour at Puppet!

    PDXWIT is looking forward to seeing you at our February Happy Hour at Puppet! Most of us procrastinate from time to time, but maybe that is not such a bad thing. The theme of the evening is Overcoming Procrastination, and we will discuss how that last minute pressure can often help us crank out some great work. The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “What helps you focus when you need to get work done?”

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

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

    • Rebecca Snyder will talk about how improv can help us in business

    • A local engineering leader will present “A Nerd’s Guide to Debugging Procrastination”

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

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

    • Table Topics to help break the ice.

    • A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

    Agenda:

    4:30 p.m. - Doors open

    5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + lightning speakers

    6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

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

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is usually plenty of metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We will have signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.

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

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes - MAX runs right in front of our building so it is really convenient. The bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

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

    Purpose:

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

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

    Website
  • Tech Startup Pitch Practice [Online Meetaway]

    This event is exclusively for technology startup founders. Founders, this is a risk-free way for you to get feedback on your investor pitch and stack the odds in your favor. If you want to raise funding for your venture, then this event is for you.

    We're running this event over Meetaway -- the format is back-to-back 1on1 conversations over video call where you'll have the ability to pitch and get feedback from a number of other founders. It's efficient and a great way to get targeted feedback in a low-stakes setting.

    RSVP and we'll send you a link to join.

    The event is at Feb 19, 5-6pm Pacific.

    Website
  • Ansible PDX: Intro and Inventory Deep Dive

    Ansible Portland is back!

    For our first 2019 Meetup, we'll have two short presentations, one beginner and one advanced, and plenty of time to socialize.

    First: Ansible in 20 Minutes

    For those of you without a lot of experience with Ansible, Josh Berkus can teach you to be productive using the Ansible automation platform in 20 minutes. Yes, really! Follow along this all-demo presentation as he explores Ansible commands, modules, playbooks, and even automating AWS.

    Next: Ansible inventory for fun and profit

    Matt Davis, Ansible Core Engineer, will dive deep into Ansible inventory, with a focus on dynamic inventory and the new inventory plugin system that supersedes inventory scripts.

    This meetup is hosted by WeWork, and refreshments are sponsored by Red Hat Ansible.

    Due to WeWork Policies, you need to bring a Photo ID with you to check in. Thanks!

    Website
  • PDX Serverless Meetup - Safe Lambda Deployments

    Stackery Office

    Safe Lambda Deployments

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Serverless-Architecture-Meetup/events/258602787/

    AWS Lambda and AWS CodeDeploy enable developers to safely deploy new application code to production. In this talk, we will discuss how Saks Fifth Avenue adopted 'safe deployment' practices for AWS Lambda functions. We'll examine traffic shifting, traffic hooks, YAML configuration, and the CodeDeploy API.

    About the speaker:

    Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer at the Hudson's Bay Company. Sean has worked on a variety of backoffice engineering projects, including payment processing and email generation. He is a contributor to open source projects and has contributed to Amazon's AWS SDK for Java version 2.0. He lives in Portland Oregon.

    Schedule:
    Doors Open at 6 p.m.
    Programming to begin at 6:30 p.m. with Q&A after.

    Drinks and Light Snacks will be served.

    Website
  • Safe Lambda Deployments

    Safe Lambda Deployments

    AWS Lambda and AWS CodeDeploy enable developers to safely deploy new application code to production. In this talk, we will discuss how Saks Fifth Avenue adopted 'safe deployment' practices for AWS Lambda functions. We'll examine traffic shifting, traffic hooks, YAML configuration, and the CodeDeploy API.

    About the speaker:

    Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer at the Hudson's Bay Company. Sean has worked on a variety of backoffice engineering projects, including payment processing and email generation. He is a contributor to open source projects and has contributed to Amazon's AWS SDK for Java version 2.0. He lives in Portland Oregon.

    Schedule: Doors Open at 6 p.m. Programming to begin at 6:30 p.m. with Q&A after.

    Drinks and Light Snacks will be served.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 20 2019
    OEN Westside PubTalk: What the Heck is Marketing?

    Marketing is key to building a sustainable business. Come learn the basics! Our February Westside PubTalk will address three important criteria to enhance marketing efforts in your small business:

    • Start with a strong foundational understanding of your market.
    • Create a compelling value proposition that attracts customers.
    • Execute a social media marketing plan on a tight budget to keep those customers coming!

    Tickets: www.oen.org

    Website
  • Jr Dev Meetup- speaker: Rachel Etnire from New Relic

    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 |> Elixir |> Group - Elixir Monitoring Tools: Observer, New Relic, Telemetry & more

    Focus Vision

    Elixir Monitoring Tools: Observer, New Relic, Telemetry and more

    Presented by: Vince Foley

    Note: the talks start at 6:30. Doors open at 6pm. Social time is 6:00-6:30.

    • What we'll do The monthly meeting is the primary event offered by Elixir PDX. It includes presentations given by local and remote Elixir and Erlang presenters.

    • What to bring Yourself! A laptop sometimes comes in handy.

    • Important to know Pizza and drinks are typically provided by one of our sponsors.

    Website
  • Website / Internet Security for Small Organizations

    Please note that this meeting is on the 3rd WEDNESDAY this month because of the President's Day holiday on Monday!

    Last year, KBOO suffered a website breach/hack from cryptocurrency miners. Jenka Soderberg and Gaba Rodriguez will share the lessons they learned from the attack and will offer tips on how you can better secure your website and/or online presence. Most smaller organizations, such as radio stations, non-profits, and small businesses, often depend on just one or two people to maintain their sites. This can be both a good and bad thing. As a result of the breach, Jenka, Gaba, and other KBOO personnel learned some techniques to lock everything down and keep their systems secure — even with limited resources!

    Join us for a great presentation about their experience along with a discussion of ways to help you prevent a hack of your own systems! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

    Schedule:

    6:00 PM: Doors

    6:10 PM: Introductions and news

    6:15 PM: Presentation

    7:15 PM: Q&A

    7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

    Speaker bios:

    Jenka Soderberg is the Web/New Media Coordinator at KBOO Community Radio. She studied International Affairs at Georgetown University and Peace Studies at the Bancaixa Institute for Justice and Peace in Spain. She joined KBOO in 2007, after helping to organize Indymedia Centers around the world to provide an open publishing platform for activists.

    Gaba Rodriguez has been a software engineer for almost 20 years. She founded DATA, an open data non-profit in South America, helped start and implement the open contracting data standard in Mexico City, and worked with the Coral Project: building tools and guides to improve community spaces around journalism online. She currently works at the Tor Project.

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Fakes & Bullies: Taming your impostor syndrome to find your inner thought leader

    Puppet

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/258138240/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    So you’re learning Agile! You get excited because you discover something and bring it to work and - POOF - someone discards your ideas like they’re useless! Or someone comes to you and wants to “coach” you about what you “should” be doing in agile/scrum/Kanban teams. How do you share your most exciting thoughts and receive the thoughts of others?

    Both Kat and Kathey (Kat’s inner critic) will be presenting. Join Kat/Kathey on her journey from curious newby, to “fake expert” to “Newby Thought Leader” and back again…and again. Kathey will discuss self-doubt, blame, living behind the walls of our assumptions. Using those defense mechanisms, Kat will share how she has been able to rewrite some bad internal dialogs to develop channels that have allowed her to passionately share often valuable insight with those around her, and to be recognized for doing so. She will also share her failures, and how she was able to apply them differently in subsequent exchanges. (50 min with optional facilitated networking to follow)

    Key Results:

    > Recognize what Agile Bullying is: when you see it and when you do it.
    > Learn some methods to deliver value or extract it from others without bullying.
    > Gather some tools that can help you self-brand and develop your own inner expert
    > Activities that can help you develop as a thought leader in your own skill expertise
    > Hands-on coaching and networking exchange activity within small groups: Practice the skills we discuss and network with your agile community.
    > Laughter

    Kat Daugherty's Bios:

    Kat Daugherty is a practicing Enterprise Transformation Agile Coach at Slalom Portland, with 2k+ LinkedIn followers and a cornucopia of speaking, training, publishing and facilitation learning and accomplishments. She’s passionate about mentoring, reconfirming our biases, empathy-centric leadership, and personal branding.

    “Kathey Daugherty” is Kat’s inner critic who often wonders if she is really as good as those she views as more accomplished, more intelligent, smarter or better than she is at agile, speaking, and life in general.

    Notice: This meeting may be recorded. Also, we will not hold the event during icy or snowy conditions. Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagator 3 hours before event time.

  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    See you there!

    Website
  • Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - Cloud Native Enterprise Java with Istio

    New Relic

    The Portland Java User Group is holding a meeting on Wednesday Feb 20th at New Relic (111 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 2700 · Portland, OR).

    Our feature speaker for this meeting is Sebastian Daschner, a Lead Java Developer Advocate for IBM and esteemed Java Champion. He will be giving the following two presentations:

    --- PART 1 --- TITLE: 7 Principles of Productive Software Developers ABSTRACT: When working as a software developer, as well as in any other job, it’s important to be productive and to get things done. You want to focus on what adds value, increase your development speed, and cut out as many of the cumbersome, boring and repetitive tasks as possible.

    This session shows seven principles how to accomplish the goal of being more effective and efficient as a Java developer. These principles include technical as well as self-organizational aspects. We’ll see how to implement them, especially how we can get the most out of our tools, why the invention of the mouse was a setback in productivity, and which mindsets to follow. This talk is not limited to specific tools or technologies yet it’ll provide examples and experiences, and it is brought to you by a German — from the country of efficiency.

    --- PART 2 --- TITLE: Cloud Native, Service-Meshed Java Enterprise With Istio ABSTRACT: In enterprise software, we see more and more of the cloud native technologies, especially container orchestration and service meshes, emerging and slowly taking over the market. Developers are facing the challenge which technology to choose to implement microservices for a cloud native setting. Java Enterprise has been used for software solutions for a long time and its APIs are well-established in the ecosystem. However, is it possible to develop cloud native, service-meshed Java Enterprise applications that fulfill concerns such as scalability, resiliency, and telemetry — in an effective, manageable way?

    This session shows how to implement service-meshed applications using Java EE 8 and MicroProfile. We will develop a mesh of microservices, managed by Kubernetes and Istio. We’ll see why especially the Java Enterprise approach fits the concepts behind container orchestration and service meshes well. The session also includes how to integrate the required cross-cutting concerns, such as monitoring, tracing, or resiliency into our applications, where developers have to actively integrate technology themselves and where the platform support us. Especially the cooperation between Java EE and MicroProfile provides a potent technology. All of the time will be spent live-coding while explaining the concepts and solutions.

    SPEAKER: Sebastian Daschner Lead Java Developer Advocate for IBM and renowned Java Champion https://www.sebastian-daschner.com/

    Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/PDXJUG/events/258177965/

    Hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 21 2019
    DAMA PDX: Data Set and API Development At Scale with R and Tensorflow

    Presented by Tim O’Brien, T-Mobile AI

    When tasked with creating the first customer-facing machine learning model at T-Mobile, we were faced with a conundrum. We had been told time and time again to deploy machine learning models in production you had to use Python, but our very best data scientists were fluent in building neural networks in R with Keras and TensorFlow. Determined to avoid double work, we decided to use R in production for our machine learning models. After months of work, wrangling our containers to meet cloud security compliance, and conforming to DevOps standards, we succeeded in creating a containerized API solution using the keras and plumber R packages and Docker. Today R is actively powering tools that our customers directly interact with and we have open sourced our methods.

    In this talk, we’ll walk through how to deploy R models as container-based APIs, the struggles and triumphs we’ve had using R in production, and how you can design your teams to optimize for this sort of innovation. We’ll also cover using Amazon SageMaker GroundTruth for labeling data sets at-scale and demonstrate how we’ve created a data labeling workflow for T-Mobile AI.

    Cost Free for members (including ALL employees of corporate members) $15 for non-members $5 for students with valid student ID

    Website
  • Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • Women Who Code Portland - IoT Series: An Approach to Decentralized and Privatized IoT

    Mozilla

    Come learn about Mozilla’s Project Things initiative. It is an open source implementation aimed at promoting a decentralized, and W3C-standardized, Web of Things framework for managing IoT device data. Mozilla’s implementation puts people first, protecting user privacy and security, while promoting industry interoperability.

    Schedule

    5:30-5:45 - Arrive, check in, and food
    5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland and Mozilla
    6:00-7:30 - An Approach to Decentralized and Privatized IoT
    7:30-8:00 - Closing

    Objectives

    Attendees will learn how to set up a private IoT gateway, and how to to program MCU hardware by following an online tutorial, that takes advantage of open source “webthing” libraries. Attendees will be lent a developer board that they can program during the workshop, and continue to learn from later by referring to an online tutorial. Prototyping hardware is generally low cost, and readily available.

    Prerequisites

    No prior developer skills are necessary. Bring a laptop (any OS). Ideally pre-install the MicroBlocks application, downloadable here:
    http://microblocks.fun/download.html#download

    About our Speaker

    Kathy Giori is a Senior Staff Evangelist at Mozilla, promoting "Project Things," an open source Web of Things implementation which embodies Mozilla's values around privacy, security, and interoperability. In previous roles at Arduino.org, Qualcomm Atheros, and other startups, she has been promoting the benefits of open hardware and software, and finds that bridging open communities with industry drives faster innovation. She received her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and her master’s in EE from Stanford.

    About Women Who Code

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

    Code of Conduct

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

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

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Job Application Secrets

    Custom House/WeWork

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-job-application-secrets-tickets-54871013679] is required to gain entry to this event

    Job Application Secrets: Nine Common Mistakes Candidates Make

    A hiring manager at any given tech company in Portland receives hundreds of applications for an open position in Sales, Marketing, Operations, or Administration. More than half of the received applications are discarded immediately, or soon after, due to simple (and preventable!) mistakes that applicants routinely make. During this presentation we’ll cover the 9 most common mistakes applicants make on their cover letters, resumes, email responses, phone screens, and in-person interviews that disqualify them from the applicant pool. A successful job application means successfully marketing and selling yourself to the company—and in this presentation marketer Carly J. Cais shows you how to jump through each job application hoop successfully. Getting a job is ultimately 10% luck and 90% meeting the company’s criteria, but coming to this presentation will help you ace that 90%. You can get in the room with the decision-makers...and ultimately get HIRED.

    Carly J. Cais, Senior Sales & Marketing Operations Manager, Routeware LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlyjcais/

    Agenda:

    5:30 pm - Doors open /networking

    6:00 pm - Introduction

    6:15 pm - Presentation

    7:00 pm - Networking

    7:30 pm - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

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

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Garage parking available at Metropolitan Garage or 1000 Broadway Building Garage

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: After 6pm, elevator to 12th Floor needs key card to access. But we will have a team member downstairs to badge people in

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, Pioneer Place/SW 5th MAX line are nearby

    Q: Can I bring my dog? 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.

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  • 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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  • PDXPUG: Temporal Databases: Theory and Postgres

    Temporal databases let you record history: either a history of the database (what the table used to say), a history of the thing itself (what it used to be), or both at once. The theory of temporal databases goes back to the 90s, but standardization has only just begun with some modest recommendations in SQL:2011, and database products (including Postgres) are still missing major functionality.

    This talk will cover how temporal tables are structured, how they are queried and updated, what SQL:2011 offers (and doesn't), what functionality Postgres has already, and what remains to be built.

    Paul started programming on a Tandy 1000 at age 8 and hasn't been able to stop since. He helped build one of the Mac's first web servers in 1994 and has founded software companies in politics and technical hiring. He works as an independent consultant specializing in Rails, Postgres, and Chef.

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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 22 2019
    AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - AgilePDX Westside Cafe: How to optimize EQ in agile teams

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/258451821/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    We've probably all been on teams that argued about the smallest possible things. Or perhaps a team where a key members didn't listen. And I'm sure you remember fondly that team that just seamed to click. Where curiosity was the norm and you could safely bring your whole self.

    On Friday Feb 22 we'll talk about how to support a great team or help a hurting team by bringing in emotional intelligence (EQ). What can you do to optimize the emotional intelligence of the team itself? How can you coach individuals on the team about and with emotions?

    Join us on the Westside at lunchtime for what is sure to be an interesting and colorful discussion.

  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Life after code school

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Mo Madono, Senior Software Engineer at Nike

    Adulting for Devs

    Now that you have gone from an egg to a hatch-ling, it's time to figure out how to make use of your newfound skills. In this talk, Mo will share some of kernels of wisdom she's gleaned from her 10+ years in the industry. Whether you're job hunting, going out on your own or negotiating an offer, Mo's made all the mistakes there are to make so that you don't have to.

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

    Please RSVP

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  • Saturday
    Feb 23 2019
    AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Woman-Focused Coderetreat

    Metal Toad

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/258083478/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    A coding-filled day focused on Conway's Game of Life. We will code in 1-hour iterations, with 15 minutes of retrospective and break. This is a safe place to experiment with code without deadlines and learn a trick or two! Yes, it’s woman-focused, and everyone is welcome.

    Coderetreat is a self-organizing international group of software developers who gather to help each other improve. Their website, if you’d like to go right to the source, is coderetreat.org. Key practices we’ll be focusing on are problem-solving, pairing, and moving to TDD (Test Driven Development). You will be pairing with new pairing partners all day long to help build your network, make new friends, and learn what it’s like to pair with people who use different coding strategies than you do. And the Coderetreat team will be there to support you!

    If you learn one new thing that you can take back to the office, you have a win, and so do we! We’ll also be supporting you in understanding the importance of taking care of yourself while coding and strategies for attracting skills transfer opportunities.

    Come early and meet other attendees for a leisurely chat over coffee!

    More details and handouts will be posted as we near the event, so watch this space and manage your RSVP so we have an accurate food and coffee headcount. This space is cozy, so seats are limited.

  • 4th Annual Woman Led (Un)conference and Fundraising Panel

    NedSpace Broadway

    // THE 4TH ANNUAL WOMAN LED (UN)CONFERENCE AND FUNDRAISING PANEL

    Purchase Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-woman-led-unconference-and-fundraising-panel-tickets-55090165167

    Join as at the upcoming 4th Annual Woman Led (un)Conference! This annual event brings together local business owners to create an open and ongoing dialogue, share their experiences and resources, and to expand their network of like minded people in their community.

    The Unconference follows an open format, where the topics discussed are driven by the participants and their interests and needs. We will begin the day with some time to meet other participants, followed by an introduction to the Unconference format and creation of the days agenda!

    This years (un)Conference will be followed by a Fundraising Panel featuring an amazing group of women with a lot to teach us about how to get your business funded. We are excited to welcome:

    Sara Batterby of The Batterby Group who has working in Venture Capital, has raised money as the co-founder of Hi-Fi farms, and now helps other women business owners get the funding they need.

    Jill Keulher of Freeland Spirits. Jill left a long career in Nonprofits to start the first woman owned and run distillery in the country. In only a couple years she has successfully raised 2 rounds of funding and has enjoyed critical acclaim.

    Julia Niiro of MilkRun. Julia launched MilkRun in 2017 after falling in love with small scale farming, but seeing first hand the difficulty of being a small scale producer. MilkRun was created to solve the marketing and logistics hurdles of small producers, using technology to replicate joint collection and delivery.

    // ABOUT WOMAN LED

    Woman Led is a local nonprofit that brings together women entrepreneurs for peer-to-peer mentorship Mastermind Groups. We are working to expand the community of women leaders who are building profitable & sustainable businesses that will positively impact the economy. Together we are working to create a world where women have equitable access to opportunity, support & success.

    // AGENDA

    9:00am-9.30am // Coffee & networking 9.30am-10:00am // Welcome 10:30am-11:30am // Overview and Group Agenda Setting 11:30am-12:15pm // Session 1 12:15pm-1:00pm // Session 2 1:00pm-1:45pm // Lunch 1:45pm-2:15pm // Session 3 2:15pm-3:00pm // Session 4 3:00pm-4:00pm // Fundraising Panel

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  • Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

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

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

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  • Topic Modeling Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation

    Philip Robinson will be presenting research whilst at NASA on Topic Modeling.

    Topic modeling is the task of taking a collection of objects and establishing a strategy for describing these objects by common categories found across the collection. This is usually an unsupervised activity applied to a document collection and doesn't require topics to be human interpret-able. My talk introduces Latent Dirichlet Allocation, as a topic modeling strategy for a collection of topics, and discusses an implemented prototype system I developed for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. For this project, I addressed the "Matchmaker's Problem" in the context of identifying the best employee to solve a mission-critical engineering anomaly in late-stage missions. The long-form presentation can be found here https://github.com/probinso/expert-modeling-system/blob/master/decks/itds/pres.pdf

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

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

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

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

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  • Introduction to HTML & CSS

    With conversational lectures and hands-on labs, students will learn HTML and CSS required to build a static website.

    This is a class for beginners to coding, but students must feel comfortable using a mouse and keyboard and have basic experience using a computer.

    Presented by PDX Code Guild

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  • Monday
    Feb 25 2019
    NewTech PDX - February 25th

    WeWork Pioneer Place

    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: Amber Rush with Basic Counsel

    • Pres. #2: Dan Grupp with GruppWorks
    • Pres. #3: Randy Herman with Help Me​​
    • Pres. #4: Ryan Anderson with Cyrkus Events
    • Pres. #5: John Connor with Attensa

    8:30pm - After-Party at Yard House

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  • AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - AgilePDX Book Club: Organizing Genius

    The Toffee Club

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/258499895/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    In Organizing Genius, Bennis declares that the age of the empowered individual has ended: what matters now is "collaborative advantage" and the assembling of powerful teams. Drawing from six case studies that include Xerox's PARC labs, the 1992 Clinton campaign, and Disney animation studios, Bennis and coauthor Patricia Biederman distill the characteristics of successful collaboration, showing how talent can be pooled and managed for greater results than any individual is capable of producing.

    Join us to talk about what Bennis’ insights on teams can tell us about practicing agile. Looking forward to discovering what our own collaborative discussion will uncover!

    We are so grateful to The Toffee Club for hosting us free of charge. Please enjoy a beverage and/or food to thank them, if you can!

  • Portland Programmer Network - PDX Code Guild - 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)[masked] We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, in the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 26 2019
    Startup Founders in Tech [1on1 Conversations over Video]

    Startup Founders of Tech Startups Only

    We're startup founders building tech to solve problems in the world. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1pm Pacific to collaborate on our pressing challenges. The format is 1on1 conversations over video where you'll have the ability to choose who you meet. It's designed to be easy to join, get value, and get back to work.

    The event is limited to tech startup founders in tech who are beyond idea stage. Reach out if you have questions.

    Whitney

    PS - If you're interested but not yet in the group, it's easy to join. RSVP for this event and I'll follow-up. We want to ensure the group remains as promised... a group of Startup Founders in Tech.

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  • Portland OWASP Chapter Meeting - Building a Security Program From Nothing with Kendra Ash

    Vacasa

    Companies are starting to build security programs with no prior experience as awareness about cyber threats increases. Often this is at a later stage when the company has a fully staffed engineering team and accumulated security debt. This talk is about how to build a security program from nothing using stakeholder analysis and risk assessments to help prioritize remediation efforts and avoid getting overwhelmed. A healthy and effective security program relies on building relationships throughout the company, enlisting security champions, and leveraging tooling and automation as effectively as possible. Kendra Ash will be sharing some of the lessons learned on our journey building a security program from scratch over the last several months.

    Kendra Ash (@securelykash) is an information security engineer at Vacasa, actively building a security team and program by leveraging guidance from her network and industry standards.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 27 2019
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Never Take the First Offer

    Cayuse

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-never-take-the-first-offer-tickets-54706841636] is required to gain entry to this event

    We’ve all been at the negotiation table, whether we choose to participate or not. While it’s easy to avoid this short-lived discomfort, doing so can cost the average person around $500,000 in lost income over the course of their lifetime. Making the decision to negotiate is the first step — this talk will help with the rest.

    In this talk, we will discuss the circumstances that have lead to the pervasive underpaying of minority groups; the ways that companies can improve the situation; and how we, as job seekers, can take the reins and better advocate for our own value.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open

    6:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and Cayuse (event host) introduction

    6:15 p.m. - Presentation Begins

    7:00 p.m. - Networking

    7:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

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

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

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

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is a parking garage located under Building 2 of World Trade Center Portland, and the garage address for GPS is 56 SW Taylor Street, Portland, Oregon 97204. The entrance is off Taylor between Naito and 1st. From the garage take the elevators to the bridge level (B) and walk over the bridge into Building 1's lobby (east). Parking can also be validated for up to 2 hours with a stamp.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We are located at World Trade Center Portland - Building 1 at 121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 900. The lobby to Building 1 is up escalators (SW corner of 2nd and Salmon) on the 2nd floor. For ADA access, take the ground floor elevator to the 9th floor (press '9' outside the elevators and use the indicated cab). Follow signs to the Cayuse lobby. The security desk and a representative from Cayuse will be there to direct you to the event space.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are bike racks located in the parking garage, as well as racks around the World Trade Center Campus.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The event is located nearby to MAX and bus lines.

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

    Purpose:

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

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

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  • Portland JavaScript Admirers - JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Monthly Meeting

    Janrain, Inc.

    Josh Nelson will be talking game physics and state synchronization with PlinkoJS. PlinkoJS is a real-time, browser-based, multiplayer physics game. It was built using Javascript, Node.js, React, and WebSockets featuring technology native to the browser.

    Note: We are back at JanRain this month.

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

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  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    See you there!

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  • Thursday
    Feb 28 2019
    Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • Lunch & Learn - An Honest Look at Sales and Marketing

    OBI is hosting a Lunch & Learn where Andre' Petett, Managing Director of Aptly Focused, will speak on sales; understanding how to plan, execute and track them. Uncovering the distinction between sales and marketing. Does commercialization have to change your original vision?

    Learn about Andre' Petett:

    Mr. Petett has been in sales and sales management for over 25 years. That experience coupled with an MBA in management and finance helped Mr. Petett launch Aptly Focused consulting 5 years ago. The role of Aptly Focused is to fill gaps for small and medium size businesses. Solve issues in sales, recruiting and training of employees and creating operating systems.

    Andre' grew up in Portland. Attended Jesuit High School and the University of Oregon. His graduate degree is from Santa Clara University. He enjoys traveling with his wife and two sons. Modern Pentathlon (run, pistol shoot, fencing, swimming and horseback riding are the events) and snowboarding are activities he picked up later in life.

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  • Intro to Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

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

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  • Pitch Club Beaverton

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

    Robin Jones, TiE Oregon Charter Member will be the event Emcee, join her as she creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • #FullStackPDX : February : Critique

    AltSource HQ

    Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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  • IFD Master Workshop – The Art of Color

    Join textile artist Tricia Langman, founder of the successful international textile print design studio Spoogi, for an interactive look into color theory and color psychology. How do color trends emerge? How do you research color using the best process for your brand?

    Explore color selection and how to apply color trends to your brand design strategies. Tricia offers practical advice for using color services like Pantone, selecting colors for digital platforms and social media, and using color in the retail space. Learn from case study examples and a walkthrough of the process Tricia’s studio used to select their colors for 2020.

    Textile artist and designer, Tricia Langman, has over eighteen years of experience designing for prestigious fashion companies worldwide, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Halston, Kashiyama, Donna Karan, Nike, Anthropologie, Banana Republic and Target. Her work has been featured at the Met’s Costume Institute, and she recently created a limited edition collection for Pendleton Home as part of their guest artist series. Tricia is founder and owner of Spoogi, a successful international print design studio.

    This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center

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

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  • 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
    Mar 1 2019
    Commodore Computer Club

    The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

    Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

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  • Saturday
    Mar 2 2019
    ProductCamp Portland

    ProductCamp Portland is a peer-driven “unconference” that brings together 300'ish passionate Product Managers & Product Marketers to collaborate & share insights, and network with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

    The education, personal development, and networking, alone, are priceless. We're also going to feed you breakfast, lunch, and even throw in an after party. This is the best $10 you will ever invest in your professional development

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