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Saturday
Nov 16
Dynamics 365 Saturday - Portland
Mcmenamins Kennedy School

Enjoy a free one-day conference diving into technical and strategic sessions led by industry experts in the field addressing ways to overcome challenges and successfully deliver Microsoft Dynamics CRM & ERP projects and improve productivity. Professional networking hour to follow immediately after the event. See the website for more details. Registration is limited.

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Fundamentals of a Computer Technician
Free Geek

ESD, bad caps, li-ion, what do they all mean!? Working with electronics can be dangerous for both you and the computer, smartphone, or fancy appliance. Fundamentals of a Computer Technician overviews safety procedures and best practices of how to handle your devices so that you can work on any electronic project!

Next Step: Hardware Basics 1

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Build a Mobile App With React Native
Portland Community Church

Do you want to develop a cross-platform mobile app? How about getting started with a simple app?

React Native is a great way to build a Hybrid app that is an alternative to native apps for all mobile devices. Join us as we create a simple To-Do app we can use and share with our friends.

I'll share a 30-minute demo of code and post it on Github. In the second half, we'll open the discussion to talk about other projects. We'll have wi-fi, so you can bring your laptop and code with us or just learn and share your journey.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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Digital Privacy Primer
Free Geek

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Holiday Scams - And How to Avoid Them!
Free Geek

Is the gingerbread man after your dough? Is Rudolph after your bucks? Holiday scams can be hard to spot, so this year apply all the knowledge we've got! Take this class so you don't feel like a rookie, stop on by for some info and a cookie!

We'll have some holiday treats and hot beverages to keep you cozy while you learn how to keep you and yours safe this holiday season. Scammers don't take holidays off—whether you are gift shopping online or receive a suspicious email for Holiday Dealz, we all need this information. Join us to learn how to protect yourself. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

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Sunday
Nov 17
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.

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Monday
Nov 18
New Relic FutureTalks PDX: Cloud Native Security - a Cultural Change with Pivotal's Steve White
New Relic

Join us this November as we partner with PDX Veterans in Technology to hear from US Air Force Veteran Steve White, as he discusses Cloud Native Security.

In a cloud-native world, the "shift left" mindset for security teams is not just about technology, but also about culture. This talk will meld the two topics, bringing together core cloud-native security concepts such as the "Three Rs" of security with the cultural changes needed to achieve the outcomes the security teams are striving for.

Steve White is a Field CISO for Pivotal where he helps organizations envision and implement new ways of integrating security into the software development, deployment, and operations lifecycle. Steve is a veteran of the US Air Force, with 29 years of service across Active-Duty, the Air National Guard and the Air Force reserve, retiring in 2015 at the rank of Lt Col. Beginning when he left active-duty, Steve has worked in a wide variety of technology roles, starting out in the infrastructure and operations space, ultimately working across all technology functions. Most recently his focus has been on cybersecurity, which started with his work in the Washington Air National Guard. Since that beginning, Steve has helped build a cybersecurity consulting practice for Microsoft and then leading security teams for companies such as Amazon, Sonos, and CenturyLink. In his most recent role prior to joining Pivotal he was the Chief Security Officer for ForgeRock. Steve’s passion lies at the intersection of security, infrastructure, and operations.

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Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech
Northwest Academy

You are being watched.

Until recently, most of our personal activities were easy to keep private, and unearthing the details required at least some effort on the part of those seeking our information. Today, however, with the advent of social media and surveillance technologies, along with the movement of many aspects of our lives into the digital realm, our data has become more widely available and more public. Between emails, web searches, phone calls, CCTV cameras, social media posts, and online transactions, we can be tracked by private companies as well as our government.

But, how much of this tracking is even legal?

Cyrus Farivar’s book Habeas Data examines ten pivotal legal cases that have shaped our current rights related to privacy and also explores surveillance tools in use today. He’ll explain how those cases and tools affect our lives in 2019.

Join us for a fascinating trip through legal and privacy history and into the present day to learn how law enforcement agencies and companies can collect and use our private details, often without our knowledge.

Thanks to our sponsors Northwest Academy, KBOO, and Annie Bloom's Books!

We hope to see you there!

Schedule:

6:00 PM: Doors 6:30 PM: Presentation

Speaker bio:

Cyrus [“suh-ROOS”] is an investigative tech reporter at NBC News in San Francisco.

In addition to being a radio producer and author, Cyrus was most recently a senior tech policy reporter at Ars Technica. He was also previously the sci-tech editor and host of “Spectrum” at Deutsche Welle English, Germany’s international broadcaster, from 2010-2012.

Cyrus is the author of multiple books, including Habeas Data (2018) and The Internet of Elsewhere (2011). Praised by The New Yorker, among others, Habeas Data takes a look at legal cases that have had an outsized impact on surveillance law in America. His first book focuses on the history and effects of the Internet on different countries around the world.

In 2017, Cyrus won the Technology Reporting award with Joe Mullin from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter for their August 2016 story: “Stealing bitcoins with badges: How Silk Road’s dirty cops got caught.”

Cyrus has also reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Economist, Wired, The New York Times, Slate, and many others.

He received his B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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/

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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.

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Dorkbot PDX
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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!

Tuesday
Nov 19
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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DigiMarCon World 2019 - Digital Marketing Conference
through Online

DigiMarCon World 2019 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

DigiMarCon World 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held Online from November 19th to 21st, 2019, available live stream and on-demand. It is the largest Digital Marketing Event in the World and will be attended by thousands of Digital Marketing Professionals. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon World 2019 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon World 2019, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon World 2019 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates.

For more details visit https://digimarconworld.com. .

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PDXWIT Presents: November Happy Hour Networking Event
Simple 120 SE Clay St Portland Floor 2 Portland, OR 97214

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-november-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-75015626759] is required to gain entry to this event

PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Simple for a special edition happy hour on November 19th as part of the Give!Guide #givingtuesday drive! The theme of the evening is Supporting our Community. Let’s connect and talk about how we can really show up and support one another. New Relic is also going to be matching the first $3k to PDXWIT as part of #givingtuesday!

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

We are excited that CymaSpace, a non-profit performance venue and technology incubator here in Portland, will be providing their stand-alone system dedicated to providing a more accessible and inclusive event to Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities utilizing Cymatic technology (translating sound waves into visual and tactile phenomena).

An employee from Simple will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities, and a representative from New Relic will also be on-hand to let everyone know about opportunities in their organization.

Guest speaker Hazel Valdez will share her story of the impact PDXWIT has had on her professional and personal life.

Megan Bigelow will talk about how critical it is for community members to do what they can to support organizations that matter to them.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking: An activity table where you 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.

A #givingtuesday table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support PDXWIT at the event.

Agenda: 4:30 p.m. - Doors open/networking 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speakers 6:15 p.m. - Raffle drawings 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, all of the restrooms are gender neutral.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, and vegan and gluten-free options will be labeled.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We don't have onsite parking, but there is street parking in the neighborhood.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The only door is on Clay St. across from Rose's, and it will be unlocked.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are a few bike posts out front where you can lock your bike.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: The location is easily accessed by bus.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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

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

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Donut.js November 2019
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Ron Bronson — How Finland Forked Baseball & What It Taught Me
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:10 — Qristy Overton — How to Say Everything: An Intro to the IPA
  • 7:25 — 10-minute break
  • 7:35 — Rachel Kelly — De-Googling
  • 7:45 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

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

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. In September, October, and November, we are raising money for Proud Ground, whose mission is to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers.

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Write the Docs Portland November 2019 Meetup: Doc-As-Code Case Study with Amy Qualls
Jama Software

Are you new to the philosophy of Documentation as Code (Docs as Code) and want to learn more? Do you want to learn from an experienced practitioner who has implemented Docs as Code in real-life? Are you interested in learning the benefits of Docs as Code?

Join us at Write the Docs Portland November meetup, as Documentarian Amy Qualls discusses these topics and more! A case study will be shared.

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Wednesday
Nov 20
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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/.

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Rust Hack Night
Mozilla Portland Office

Join your comrade Rustaceans at the Portland Rust Hack Night!

An evening of Rust hacking and unstructured discussion at Mozilla's Portland office. All welcome, from beginners to experts.

Among other things, we'll have a show of hands for people looking for help on Rust projects, and people interested in volunteering on a project, to see if we can't pair some folks up. If you've got a project, now's the time to get it into shape for collaboration!

There will be food! Let us know beforehand if you have any dietary restrictions.

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PDX Engineering Managers
NWEA

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

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet

2) A group discussion of management topics. Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.

We look forward to seeing you there!

https://www.meetup.com/PDX-Engineering-Managers/events/266179433/

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Elixir PDX - Using Ecto.Changeset to persist record associations
Opal Labs

This month: Moxley Stratton and Mike Wilding will give a talk on using the Ecto.Changeset module to save associations along with their parent records.

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

• 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 Weedmaps.

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Out in Tech PDX | We put the "i" in iOS
eBay

Whether we are posting to social media, messaging friends or crushing candy, most of us spend way too much time on our phones. Chances are you're reading this on a phone or tablet, right now! The future is mobile!

Join Out in Tech PDX on November 20th as we chat about all things mobile. Ever wonder how an app goes from being an idea to being a best seller in the App Store? Curious about what tools it takes to build an app? Confused about the difference between Apple and Android?

Our experienced panel of mobile developers will answer all these questions and more.

Please RSVP for a FREE ticket on Eventbrite to attend!

Schedule

6:00 | Doors

6:30 | Panel Discussion + Q&A

8:00 | Social Hour

9:00 | Event Ends

Featured Panelists

Lauren Lizardo (she/her) - Unity Game Developer

Zach Heusinkveld (he/him) - iOS/Android Developer, Kiva

Dan Melton (he/him) - Staff Software Engineer, Dipsea Stories

Morgan Lutz (she/her) - Android Developer, Kiva

Whether you are interested in technology, leading your own company, or just looking to connect with the LGBTQ+ tech community, this event is for you.

A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

eBay for graciously hosting us and providing food and beverages.

Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event

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PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday
Nov 21
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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BSD Pizza Night
Flying Pie Pizzeria - Lake Oswego

A meeting of folks interested in BSD operating systems and related technologies to get together, eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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
Nov 22
Founders Resiliency Group
WeWork Labs (Custom House)

We are holding our second meeting of the Founders Resiliency group on Friday November 22nd at WeWork Labs 12-1:30pm. There are many forums that speak to the blocking and tackling of creating and leading business. The intent of this group is to offer an environment where the emotional aspects of the entrepreneur's journey can be shared and supported. In this supportive and confidential space, founders can speak their truth, get support and develop resiliency in the face of uncertainty and challenge.

All are welcome at any stage. Bring your own lunch.

For November, the group is reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, so if you plan on attending, please pick up or borrow a copy so you can discuss.

AgilePDX Westside: Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria (20540 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

Now that we’re in an Agile world we’re all happy, aren’t we? Oh. Perhaps you are in an organization that "does" agile without "being" agile. Or, you have sticky pockets of waterfall in your mostly agile group. Or, you are trying to transition and folks are saying it doesn't feel safe. Friday November 22nd on the Westside, we are going to talk about the sometimes bumpy road from waterfall to agile. Come and join in, bring your war stories and insights. Help us work out how we can smooth the road from waterfall to agile.

Limited spots! Reserve your seat at https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/266025155/

Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

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Saturday
Nov 23
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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Podcasting Basics
Free Geek

Podcasts are the talk of the town! Whether you are interested in podcasts about news, botany, or even knitting, digital storytelling is fun and anyone with access to a computer can record their own podcast. You might want to share your expertise, interview fascinating people, or tell great stories to an audience that will truly appreciate them.

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***Spanish*** Getting Started with Your Free Geek Computer
Free Geek

Teacher: Daisy Calvert, Mark Bolden, Veronica Young, Brandon Burnett Maximum students: 8

These classes help volunteers setup and use their new Ubuntu-based computers. Volunteers who take these classes receive one year of free tech support from Free Geek!* Along with volunteers in the adoption program, hardware grant recipients, thrift store shoppers and community members are also welcome to sign up, although we recommend you consider our Using Ubuntu Linux class instead.

*Free tech support void if you make major modifications to your computer or change the operating system.

Monday
Nov 25
UX Happy Hour - November
Hawthorne Asylum Food Truck Pod

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

Venue note: For fall we're still meeting at the food cart pod at 11th and SE Madison. We'll be in the west area of the pod with the covered picnic tables, behind most of the food trucks. The pod has a beer cart and many food options - come enjoy dinner with us!

It may be a bit rainy, but it shouldn't be too cold plus there are covered areas to sit with heaters! See you there.

Tuesday
Nov 26
Advanced Command Line: 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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UX Support Group Design Challenges: Sustainable eCommerce
Wacom Experience Center

In this workshop we will practice design challenges similar to those one might encounter either on the job or during the interview process for a UX, Product or Service Design position. We will approach the challenge with a mindset on innovation before honing on on what aligns with our user experience and business goals.

Using a combination of pre-work, rapid-research and team activities, we will aim to steer away from "safe innovation" and run-of-the-mill solutions to dive deeper into what is possible and what might most delight our users, customer and clients.

During the session we will practice...

Ideation Innovative thinking Rapid Prototyping Design-thinking White-boarding ...and more! This workshop is designed for UX and HCD professionals of all skill levels but participants will ideally have a basic understanding of human-centered design, UX design, product design or a similar mindset to get the most out of the night.

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RainSec - Portland Information Security Professionals
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

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.

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

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

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Wednesday
Nov 27
Programming with Python 2
Free Geek

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

This class is part 2 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. If you can type, you can program!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Nov 30
Art of Questioning
Portland Community Church

"Judge a person by their questions rather than their answers" - Voltaire

Do you want to solve problems quickly or be unafraid to talk to anyone?

I'm going to experiment with my social skills by interviewing at least twenty strangers in public. My goal is to ask the most interesting questions and if I'm successful, it will lead to even more interesting questions. This is a great way to learn about a person or topic very quickly.

I'm planning to record my interviews and share my techniques by recapping the results during the Meetup. If anyone would like to volunteer, we can practice the "Art of Questioning".

If you're a student "Questioning is the ability to organize your thinking around what we don't know" - The Right Question Institute. If you're a teacher, questions can guide a student to a better answer. Either way, we can do both.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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Monday
Dec 2
PDXWIT Presents: Vancouver Mixer
Hubb

Everyone is a Leader - how to lead no matter your job title

More great things are happening in Vancouver, WA. PDXWIT will have the next Vancouver Mixer at Hubb , an award-winning conference event management software company. Hubb develops software that helps conference managers save time, relieve stress, and get their content to market faster. We’ll be at their beautiful new offices in downtown Vancouver, WA.

At the event, we’ll have plenty of networking time. Our speaker, Shauna Prince, will show us Everyone is a Leader - how to lead no matter what your job title says. Shauna is a Leadership Coach with Prince Coaching and Consulting. She will share how to break through limiting beliefs to take your leadership to the next level, whether or not you are technically a people leader.

A representative of Hubb will share information about the company, including any job opportunities that might be available. We’ll have a job seekers section featuring local Vancouver companies sharing available employment opportunities!

So please join us for our next PDXWIT Vancouver Mixer at Hubb. Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 pm - Doors open 5:45 pm - Introductions 6:00 pm - Presentation 6:30 pm - More networking 7:00 pm - Event ends

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

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: No, unfortunately at this time the building is not ADA Compliant. It is an old historical building.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: They are in downtown Vancouver and have about 9 spots, but not enough for the entire group. Because they are downtown, there is plenty of street parking that is affordable and nearby.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There is one front door that you enter and then go up a flight of stairs into a large open concept office space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is a standard bike rack in front of a restaurant near us, Thai Orchid.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. There is a bus stop within a block of our office. Traffic is usually pretty good and there is usually plenty of paid street parking available.

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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Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Dec 3
Study Night: Introduction to the Command Line Debugger GDB
^H Hackerspace, 7608 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR, United States

The OWASP Portland Chapter is pleased to announce regular Study Nights. Study Nights are smaller, bitesize, digestible, skill building mini lectures or workshops for those interested in learning new skills, tools, tricks, or new CTF challenges. It’s also meant for members to practice communication skills and teamwork in a supportive environment.

Study Nights will meet the first Tuesday of each month at the ^H hackerspace in North Portland. Doors will be at 7pm, event will start at 7:30pm and wrap up by 8:30. Please bring your computer and preferred note taking mechanisms.

The December topic will be an introduction to the command line debugger GDB, presented by Allison Naaktgeboren. Please be sure to have GDB installed if it is not installed by default and your preferred command line interface available.

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Wednesday
Dec 4
GeoDev Meetup - Portland, OR
Esri R&D Center

Join us for our final GeoDev Meetup of 2019! This free event is a great opportunity to gather with other developers within the community and share what we're working on together! We're looking for lightning talk speakers and would love to hear what you have been developing! Contact aniessen@esri.com should you be interested in giving a five-minute lightning talk!

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PDXWIT Presents: December West Side Mixer
Vernier Software & Technology

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-december-west-side-mixer-tickets-75055698615 is required to gain entry to this event

Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and Vernier’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics. The event will be primarily networking focused, but we will have a couple guest speakers:

A representative from Vernier will share information about the company, including any opportunities that are available.

Guest speaker, Amanda Brooks, Customer Account Manager at Nursegrid, will talk about “Setting boundaries in your personal and professional life to create balance.”

We will also have a job seekers section where attendees can learn about the various employment opportunities available right now.

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open & Networking 6:00 p.m. - Introductions 6:15 p.m. - Presentation Begins 6:45 p.m. - Q&A 7:00 p.m. - More networking 7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: There are, mens’, women’s and unisex restrooms.

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

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: There will be wine, water, and light appetizers.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes, there is free onsite parking in the back of the building. Participants should park there and enter at the rear entrance.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There will be employees in the building during the event, so attendees for this event should use the back door..

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are bike racks at the rear of the building that visitors can use during the event. You will want to bring your own lock.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes; Vernier is located one block from the Millikan Way MAX stop. Parking will also be available.

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

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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PDXRust Meetup: macros_rule!
Mozilla

This month's speaker: Russell Cousineau (@rcousineau on GitLab)

Learn about Rust macros by example. We'll learn what kinds of macros exist in Rust and how they work. Then we'll build a really simple declarative macro, followed by a really simple procedural macro. To wrap up, we'll dissect some macros in the wild!

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Founders Live PDX
Graybox

Join us on Wed., Dec. 4th for our final event of the year, which promises to be OUR BEST ONE yet! If October was any indication, FL PDX is growing by leaps and bounds.

EARLY BIRD tickets available through Friday 11/15...

IN ADDITION TO the unmatched networking and fast-paced startup pitches...

...we have expanded our sponsors, have added special guests addressing the crowd with their interesting stories, and been featuring drink vendors like Wild Roots (serving mixed drinks) and One World Coffee Roasters.

You really don’t want to miss 12/4!

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Thursday
Dec 5
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Friday
Dec 6
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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
Dec 7
Hardware Basics 2
Free Geek

This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware! Students will identify basic components of desktop and laptop computers, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside of a computer. Students will learn what makes a computer a “computer,” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary, but we recommend taking Fundamentals of a Computer Technician and Hardware Basics 1 first.

Recommended Prerequisites: Fundamentals of a Computer Technician & Hardware Basics 1

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Simple 3D Modeling in Blender
Free Geek

Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art. Take this class as many times as you'd like. Bring a project—there will be plenty of time to work on it!

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Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Monday
Dec 9
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Dec 10
PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner (Apply to Attend)
Zapproved

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-diversity-dinner-apply-to-attend-tickets-79037087055) is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Marcus Carter, and Crystal Sincoff, and Zhou Fang.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by completing this form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeX2HwaaTXHyhzkaNlkrWeOpBWVetYRse1ICTN3_dTzjy4_IA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1. Applications are due by November 25th and the 10 invitees will be notified by December 2nd.

Agenda: 6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food 6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins 8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, we have all gender restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, we are ADA compliant.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, we will have food provided and can offer gluten free and vegan options.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No, we do not have on-site parking. There is usually plentiful street parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We have a main door and an elevator that lock at specific times. We will request that they remain open for the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: We have a bike room on our floor for approximately 10 bikes, if this gets full the building has parking on the 3rd floor. This is indoor parking with lockers. When parking here it is like parking on the street. There is not someone monitoring this area.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: There is a trolley that comes past our building, but it's by no means necessary.

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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Wednesday
Dec 11
Programming with Python 3
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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5th Annual PDXWIT Celebration + Awards Ceremony Women + Tech Holiday Party
Bumped

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-pdxwit-celebration-awards-ceremony-women-tech-holiday-party-tickets-75172203083] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us Wednesday, December 11th at Bumped for our 5th Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony!

2019 has been another big year for the PDXWIT and we are thrilled to come together at bumped, for the FIFTH year, to celebrate the holidays and what we’ve accomplished. The theme of the event will be Celebrating our Community. In honor of our theme, Celebrating Community, our conversation starter for the night will be “How do you celebrate your community?”

PDXWIT has teamed up with DivCarePDX to provide caregiver services for kids ages 2-13! We have a limited number of tickets available and if you would like to register your child for this event, please contact: hazel@pdxwit.org for information!

We will also be hosting our annual Awards Program. PDXWIT will be honoring two individuals, Best Contributor and Best Speaker. If you or someone you know has been working hard to make PDXWIT a success or spoken at one of our events, please submit your nominations by November 20th. The Best Contributor award will be selected in advance by a panel, and finalists for the Best Speaker Award will perform runoff Lightning Talks at the Holiday Party. The winner will be selected by you all via text-to-vote live at the event!

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short program to hear from our sponsors and introduce and announce awards.

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 those hiring to ensure people get connected.

A #GiveGuide table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support PDXWIT that evening.

Agenda:

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

6:30 p.m. - Introductions and Awards

7:30 p.m. - Additional networking and celebration of our community

8:00 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 parking under the building and across the street, but it is not free. If you have anything that needs to be dropped off, there is a loading dock that you can use to load/unload, but no parking is available down there.

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

A: The elevators are the only way up to the suite. They will be unlocked during event hours.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the location is right off of several bus lines as well as the max line.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Dec 12
#FullStackPDX : December : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Friday
Dec 13
Advanced Command Line: Learn Grep and Bash Shortcuts
Free Geek

Go further with the command line! Get to know grep, bash shortcuts, and other resources for working quickly and accurately in the command line. Basic proficiency required.

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics (https://commandlinebasics.eventbrite.com)

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Advanced Command Line: File Management
Free Geek

People think that only wizards can type a bunch of letters into a single line and make stuff appear. In our File Management class, we want to show that you can do that too!

This class will teach you how directory entries and file information is handled.

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics

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Saturday
Dec 14
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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AWS re:Invent 2019 Recap
Portland Community Church

AWS re:Invent is coming up soon in Las Vegas December 2nd - 6th in 2019. Here's more info about the conference https://reinvent.awsevents.com/

In this Meetup, I'm planning to recap my sessions and share my interviews with other attendees. If videos and slides are available publicly in time, I'll share them as well.

Here's my current schedule 1. Finding a needle in a haystack: Use AI to transform content management 2. AWS Certification Exam Readiness: Machine Learning - Specialty 3. Get started with AWS DeepRacer 4. Build accurate training datasets with Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth 5. Build an engaging Alexa skill with Cake Walk 6. Cluster adverse events with Amazon Comprehend Medical & Amazon SageMaker 7. Deep learning applications with PyTorch, featuring Freshworks 8. Building predictive applications with IoT and machine learning

Everyone is welcome to learn or share their experiences.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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Social Media Privacy
Free Geek

Are you one of the one billion people using Facebook today?

With news of companies like Cambridge Analytica, we are increasingly aware of how our personal lives and contact information are used by social media companies. Now it's time to get educated and protect ourselves!

Join Free Geek for a deep dive into what you need to know to use social media like Facebook as privately as possible.

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Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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Sunday
Dec 15
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.

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Monday
Dec 16
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Dec 17
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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Wednesday
Dec 18
Jr Dev Meetup- Marisa Morsby on Building Smart Cities with Tech
Vacasa

Follow us on Twitter @pdx_jr_devs or message pdx.jr.devs@gmail.com to be notified about upcoming events. 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/.

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Thursday
Dec 19
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Programming with JavaScript 1
Free Geek

No prior experience in programming required!

This class is an introduction to the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript language. While we use JavaScript, the ideas learned in the class are transferable to all programming languages. By the end of this class, you will:

Understand key concepts in programming Understand what JavaScript is and how it is used Know where to go to learn more about JavaScript

Recommended Prerequisites: Web Development 1, typing skills

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Friday
Dec 20
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Hardware Basics 2
Free Geek

This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware! Students will identify basic components of desktop and laptop computers, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside of a computer. Students will learn what makes a computer a “computer,” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary, but we recommend taking Fundamentals of a Computer Technician and Hardware Basics 1 first.

Recommended Prerequisites: Fundamentals of a Computer Technician & Hardware Basics 1

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Saturday
Dec 21
Fundamentals of a Computer Technician
Free Geek

ESD, bad caps, li-ion, what do they all mean!? Working with electronics can be dangerous for both you and the computer, smartphone, or fancy appliance. Fundamentals of a Computer Technician overviews safety procedures and best practices of how to handle your devices so that you can work on any electronic project!

Next Step: Hardware Basics 1

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Hardware Basics 2
Free Geek

This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware! Students will identify basic components of desktop and laptop computers, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside of a computer. Students will learn what makes a computer a “computer,” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary, but we recommend taking Fundamentals of a Computer Technician and Hardware Basics 1 first.

Recommended Prerequisites: Fundamentals of a Computer Technician & Hardware Basics 1

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

Website
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Holiday Scams - And How to Avoid Them!
Free Geek

Is the gingerbread man after your dough? Is Rudolph after your bucks? Holiday scams can be hard to spot, so this year apply all the knowledge we've got! Take this class so you don't feel like a rookie, stop on by for some info and a cookie!

We'll have some holiday treats and hot beverages to keep you cozy while you learn how to keep you and yours safe this holiday season. Scammers don't take holidays off—whether you are gift shopping online or receive a suspicious email for Holiday Dealz, we all need this information. Join us to learn how to protect yourself. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

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Saturday
Dec 28
***Spanish*** Getting Started with Your Free Geek Computer
Free Geek

Teacher: Daisy Calvert, Mark Bolden, Veronica Young, Brandon Burnett Maximum students: 8

These classes help volunteers setup and use their new Ubuntu-based computers. Volunteers who take these classes receive one year of free tech support from Free Geek!* Along with volunteers in the adoption program, hardware grant recipients, thrift store shoppers and community members are also welcome to sign up, although we recommend you consider our Using Ubuntu Linux class instead.

*Free tech support void if you make major modifications to your computer or change the operating system.

Monday
Jan 6, 2020
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jan 8, 2020
Double Header: Migrating Legacy Apps and Accelerating Development with Vuetify
225 SW Broadway

Converting a Legacy Swing-based Application to the Web

The goal: convert a 20-year-old legacy Swing- and Java-based fat client application to the web. The constraint: insufficient time and budget to do it in one step. The solution: incrementally evolve the application by rewriting one UI (of several) in Vue and embedding that UI within the Swing environment via the JxBrowser Chrome-based browser utility.

Mark Linehan has multiple decades of software development experience in many different programming languages, principally with IBM. He currently does both front-end development in Vue and JavaScript, and back-end work in Java. The project described here is continuing at Daimler Trucks North America.

Accelerating Application Development with the Vuetify Component Library

This talk will give you an overview of the Vuetify component library and how it can free developers from coding simple web and form components so they can focus on application logic.

Michael's work in technology spans more than 30 years, two continents, and many different disciplines, from development to marketing. Although most of his work involves full stack development, his current position focuses on front end web and email for Yes Marketing, an email-centered agency. Personal projects include a stable of travel-related web sites, and these provide a test bed for new skills and technology. The prototype app he will present today is part of his effort to expand his skill set with Vue.js

Schedule: 6:00pm Doors Open 6:30pm "Converting a Legacy Swing-based Application to the Web" 7:00pm A short break 7:10pm "Accelerating Application Development with the Vuetify Component Library" 7:40pm Post-event Mingling

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Thursday
Jan 9, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

Thursday
Mar 5, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

Thursday
Apr 30, 2020
WHAT IS INFORMATION? (2020)
through University of Oregon Portland

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational æffects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom.

The tenth annual What is…? examines tapestries, temperaments, and topologies of information lenses and practices—including—social and technical, mathematical and semantic, physical and biological, economic and political, cultural and environmental information. Scholars, government and community officials, industry professionals, alumni, students, as well as scientists, artists, filmmakers, grassroots community organizations, and the public are invited to collaborate. We welcome submissions for papers, panels, roundtables and installations.

Call For Proposals: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/whatisinformation/

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Thursday
May 7, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

Wherever remains that still serves beer in 2038, we will party like it's 1970.

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