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Tuesday
Feb 18
PDXWIT Presents: February Happy Hour Networking Event
PGE PGE Sky Bridge Terrace 2WTC 121 SW Salmon Street, Use either escalator at Building 1 or 3 to enter Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-february-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-89647479023] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Happy Hour at PGE on February 18th!

At our February Happy Hour we will be honoring a local legend here in Portland: Donna Hammond, one of Oregon’s first black female electricians. Ms. Hammond has lived a tremendous life, having dealt with significant cultural isolation within her industry.

The theme of the evening will be “Isolation at Work.” To get the conversation flowing, the conversation prompt will be “Have you ever felt isolated at work?”

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

Hazel Valdez and Dawn Mott will be our emcees for the evening.

A representative from our host company PGE will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Donna Hammond will share her story and highlight a local organization that is making a difference in Portland.

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.

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

A PDXWIT volunteer table, where community members can learn about volunteer opportunities that exist within the organization.

Agenda:

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

5:00 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: Street parking is available with several Smart Park garages in the area

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

A: The Sky Bridge Terrace is located in 2WTC 121 SW Salmon Street. Please use either escalator at Building 1 or 3 to enter.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is an area for bicycle parking for the building. Please bring your own lock.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Pitch Club PDX
Centrl Office Pearl

Pitch Club is a collaborative workshop for any entrepreneur with the desire to create and deliver a perfect pitch. Pitch Club will assist participants in sharpening their ability to communicate with investors including gaining insight on the types of questions potential investor will ask and the best way to answer them.

Why do we pitch?

To be successful, entrepreneurs need the ability to sell their product. Pitch Club will provide insight into perfecting how to talk about your business.

Who facilitates Pitch Club?

TiE has an extensive network of Charter Members. Many of our Charter Members have run successful businesses in the past and many are current Angel investors. We curate curriculum and leadership from the pool of talent within our network because of a shared desire to mentor entrepreneurs.

This month, Tom Kingsley, Successful Entrepreneur, TiE Charter Member, Mentor and Investor will lead the event.

Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation. (This can include a power point projection that will be presented from your computer.) Directly after pitching a 10 minute Q&A will take place with questions to the imaginary investors about the product and pitch.

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

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PDX Serverless Architecture Meetup: AWS CloudFormation: A Stack in the Sky ☁️
Stackery

Join us in February for a fantastic introduction to AWS CloudFormation from Senior Software Engineer at Nike, Yves Gurcan!

From Yves: "Tired of zipping and updating your Lambda functions by hand every time you want to deploy to production? Yeah, me too.

What if I told you that there is a solution out there that lets you deploy your entire application to AWS from your local machine? What, you don't believe me? But this tool even has a cool aerial name that's like super on point because it's about cloud computing! Too good to be true? Great news! This service exists and it is called AWS CloudFormation.

Let's talk about infrastructure as code! In this presentation, Yves will walk us through how to create a stack with CloudFormation... and then delete it! Together, we will thoroughly explore the capabilities of this service through the AWS Console. We will look at the CloudFormation template of an example application and decrypt the hieroglyphs 🐦 ☀️🏺 (also known as YAML CloudFormation) that deploy your resources to AWS. We will build things, break things, and have a good laugh!

Bonus: After demoing how CloudFormation works, host Yves Gurcan will also showcase how Stackery can help you visualize your stack while you are writing it in Visual Studio Code!"

About Yves: Yves Gurcan is a certified AWS Cloud Practitioner and a senior software engineer. Expert in all things JavaScript, he enjoys building bleeding edge web applications in React and Node. He also is the maintainer of an open-source library that enables browsers to play MIDI files: https://github.com/yvesgurcan/web-midi-player.

Want to know more about this mysterious Frenchman? Get in touch with him at https://connect.yvesgurcan.com

Schedule:

Doors Open at 5:45 p.m. Programming to begin at 6:15 p.m. with Q&A after.

Drinks and a casual dinner will be served.

Interested in speaking at a future event? Message us and let us know or fill out the form below! We'd love to have you.

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A Gentle Introduction to Docker
Vacasa

Food, learning and a great time to visit with the fabulous PHP Community!

Food starting at 6 Presentation starting at 6:30 Some of us will be going out after as well

This month Ryan Durham presents us with A Gentle Introduction to Docker.

Curious about Docker? Come learn about the ins and outs of containers, images, Dockerfiles and more. Docker is a powerful tool that may change how you think about developing and deploying applications. If you have no experience with Docker we will get you up and running. You can harness the power!

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Free Range Developers presents: Networking for Developers, Artists, and Designers
Wacom Experience Center

*Please register on our Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Free-Range-Developers/events/268076942/

We're excited to announce that Free Range Developers has hit their one year anniversary and we have over 280 members in our community. That is really inspiring stuff and We can't thank you enough with the FRD crew that has grown from 1 to 3. We'd like to take some time during this event to give a brief overview of the last year and were we plan to go in 2020. We will also have some announcements to make about up coming events! Come celebrate a year of Free Range Developers with us and network with like minded creatives!

Free Range Developers invites you to join us at the Wacom Experience Center for a night of networking, drinks and appetizers. . Our event is tailored to people who are looking to learn more about Augmented and Virtual reality though we cover many different topics and skill sets and encourage all types of people to join our conversations. Games, immersive tech, web development or graphics. whatever your calling is, we’re just as excited to learn about it as you are sharing it.

We encourage all skill levels of any background to come and chat with us!

Snacks, Drinks and Location Provided by: Wacom

Join us on discord https://discord.gg/jgWh7hF Twitter @FreeRangeDevPDX Purchase a shirt at https://www.teepublic.com/user/freerangedevpdx Or learn more at FreeRangeDevs.org

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Portland C++ User's Group (PDXCPP)
Esri PDX R&D Center

Interested in the latest developments in C++ programming language?

We're very excited to welcome you to the Portland C++ User's Group (PDXCPP) meetup! Join us in downtown Portland at our host, Esri!

https://www.esri.com/

The evening will begin with pizza and beverages-- come hobnob, learn, and share with other modern C++ enthusiasts!

  • Your PDXCPP Organizers
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Portland OWASP Study Night: Intro to Threat Modeling with Ray and Zak
CTRL-H

Threat modeling is a vital skill for security hats of all colors, as well as for product designers, managers and developers. Ray is a Life Coach and Conspiracy Theorist. He does AppSec in his non-spare time for money. Zak is an Application Security Engineer with many years of development experience.

Bring your own dinner/snacks. No provided pizza.

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 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 with Burp Suite installed and preferred note taking mechanisms.

Seating is limited

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/268231564/

Wednesday
Feb 19
PDX OSGeo Monthly meeting
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

Monthly meeting of the Portland open source GIS group. Projects big and small are usually presented monthly along with rousing conversation and discussion. All are welcome, no need to RSVP - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers so bring your ideas and questions!

Our theme this month will be OpenDronemap and final planning for our session at GIS in Action. We'll also cover the usual exciting happenings in geodata, upcoming geoevents and bring your own geo-show and tell.

As always, there will be pizza! And BYOB is always welcome.

Our mailing list is here drop us a line with any questions: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgeo

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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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Thursday
Feb 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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PDXPUG February 2020 Meetup: DBlink and SQL/MED and FDW, oh my! External Data Access tricks
PSU Business Accelerator

Speakers: Gabrielle Roth & Michelle Franz

In February, long-term PDXPUGers Michelle Franz & Gabrielle Roth return to discuss DBLINK and FDW, two methods of accessing data that’s outside your database. We’ll briefly mention SQL/MED on the way, and tell a couple of bad (Dad) jokes.

We’ll cover use (and mis-use) cases, configuration of each, and interesting quirks. Gabrielle will attempt a live demo of file_fdw and postgres_fdw. You’re welcome to follow along if you’d like, just show up with a couple of Pg databases: they can be on the same cluster (or container or RDS instance or what have you) or different ones, doesn’t really matter. One of them should have at least one table with data in it.

About the speakers:

From embedded systems to UI to relational database programming, Michelle’s running an interesting path through the software world. Working with databases is her current episode, with some programming, some DBA, some SysAdmin and a healthy dose of learning agile. She’s very quickly come to appreciate and enjoy working with Postgres and her work has allowed her to learn from some super talented database experts.

Gabrielle has been using Postgres since sometime in the version 7s, and thinks that the best part of using Open Source software is the culture of sharing knowledge. She’s a Senior Data Engineer at NS1 and co-founder and former co-lead of PDXPUG.

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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
Feb 21
Portland CoffeeOps - DevOps Discussions!
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor, Portland, OR 97204

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday at the Puppet office, on the 5th floor. The elevators don't open until 8 am!

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:15 Discussions 9:15 - 9:30 Takeaways and wrap up

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"An Introduction to the Agile Fluency Model" workshop
Agile Fluency Project LLC

Curious about the Agile Fluency Project? This is the place to start!

Learn about the Agile Fluency Model, the Agile Fluency Lifecycle, and play the Agile Fluency Game.

You’ll gain new insights into what Agile can look like in your organization and how to invest in change.

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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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Open Hack Night!
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Every Second Friday is Open Hack Night here at ^H. Come hangout with us at the most happening (and productive) place in town! Hackerspace activities encompass Hardware, Software, Crafting/Textiles, all the Realities (Real, Virtual and Augmented), Infosec, Audio/Video, Cryptocurrencies, Gaming, you name it - if it's technology then it's in scope. Our Hackerspace is a place where people with an interest in computing or technology can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. There is plenty of table space, bandwidth and 3D printers (for those looking to try that out). Bring your ideas, works in progress, or something to show off. We'll see you there!

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Saturday
Feb 22
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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Drawing Follow Along
Portland Community Church

In this Meetup, we'll perform an art follow along. This will help remove the intimidation giving you the confidence you can draw. In this session, we'll cover basics such as drawing with shapes, gestures, lights, and shadows. We'll be drawing instead of painting, so the only thing you'll need is paper and a pencil. I'll have extra if you need them.

Families welcome.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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Monday
Feb 24
PDXWIT Presents: How to Navigate the Tech Industry - A Beginners Guide
New Relic

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-how-to-navigate-the-tech-industry-a-beginners-guide-tickets-86361791443 is required to gain entry to this event

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: When you arrive, take the elevators up to the 27th floor.

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, public transportation is best.

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

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

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

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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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UX Happy Hour - February
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: 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 under the heaters, 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
Feb 25
One-on-One Community Tech Appointments
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 Appointments
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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CNPDX Feb: Building and Proxying Microservices
Citrix

February's meetup will be hosted by Citrix, who will also do the first presentation ... on proxies:

Presentation #1

Speaker: Steven Sherotsky, Citrix

Topic: How to Choose a Proxy Architecture for Microservices-Based Application Delivery

Presentation #2

Ken Sipe, D2IQ

Topic: Kudo

This talk will walk through the basics of Kubernetes APIs and Customer Resource Definitions (CRDs) which underpins the required basic understanding. We will identify the solution that operators provide with a look at the early stage sdks and frameworks. We will then focus on Kubernetes Universal Declarative Operator (KUDO) which is intended to be a declarative approach for create a new operator. Attends will leave with knowledge of how smooth building a new operator can be.

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Donut.js February 2020
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 — Caitlyn Greffly — How to Support the Junior Developer on Your Team
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:10 — Ben Kassman — Seeing Sound: Making Podcasts Accessible
  • 7:25 — 10-minute break
  • 7:35 — Lexa Whitehurst — Different Doesn't Mean Broken
  • 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 at building entrance.
  • 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.
  • 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. This month we support Street Roots, a local organization creating income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Wednesday
Feb 26
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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PDXRust Hack Night
Mozilla

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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Thursday
Feb 27
Nike Tech Talks with Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

We look forward to seeing you at the next Nike Tech Talks on February 27!

Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen will give a talk titled, "Making Functions as a Service Safe for Users."

Abstract: Functions as a Service has grown dramatically in popularity over the last few years. First, in centralized cloud computing, and now as the primary model of edge computing. The industry has put a lot of work into securing these environments against intruders; however, little has been said and less done to protect users against each other and against their own errors. In this talk, Tyler will introduce a new model for functions as a service, explain how it's implemented at Fastly, and talk about how it could change the way we think about end user security.

Speaker: Tyler McMullen is CTO at Fastly, the leading edge cloud platform, where he is responsible for evolving the system architecture and the company’s technology vision. Tyler leads a team of experienced technology innovators focused on internet scale and working on future-facing, ambitious projects and standards. As part of the founding team at Fastly, Tyler built the first versions of Fastly’s Instant Purging system, API, and Real-Time Analytics. Prior to joining Fastly, Tyler worked on large-scale web applications, text analysis, and performance. He can be found debating edge computing, networking, and distributed systems all over the world.

Please RSVP here: https://niketechtalksfeb272020.splashthat.com/

See you soon!

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BSD Pizza Night
Rudy's Gourmet Pizza

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.

Friday
Feb 28
Advanced Command Line
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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Saturday
Feb 29
Online Statistical Process Control (SPC) Training - 3 Days
through Integral Concepts, Inc.

Online Statistical Process Control (SPC) training curriculum provides participants with the analytical tools & methods necessary to plan & conduct experiments.

The objective of the Statistical Process Control Training (SPC)/Process Capability curriculum is to provide participants with the analytical tools and methods necessary to:

Understand SPC fundamentals and the importance of reducing variation Implement control charting in order to assess process stability Interpret control chart signals and implement appropriate reaction plans Determine appropriate sampling plans and sample sizes Assess process capability training (for normal and non-normal data) Apply charting techniques for short production runs Apply charting methods where multiple sources of variation may exist (e.g. multiple cavities, filling heads) Apply SPC for naturally trending data (e.g. due to tool wear) Determine the appropriate type of chart for a given process Avoid common misapplications of SPC in practice

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Monday
Mar 2
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
Mar 3
PDXWIT Presents: Vancouver Mixer
Firstenburg Student Commons (VFSC), Washington State University Vancouver

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-vancouver-mixer-tickets-91383034115] is required to gain entry to this event

The Power of Networking!

Most of us remember our first job: babysitting, dog walking, or pet sitting the neighbor's fish. Most of us don't realize that we got our first job thanks to networking. It was who we knew that needed these jobs done, not what we knew. When it comes to jobs as adults, the same principles apply. Learn how to get to know the right people, grow your network, stand out at networking events, and leverage the people you meet for your next career move with Hannah Michelotti. She is the CEO and founder of Articulate LLC where she does public speaking, presenting, pitching, and communication coaching for clients and businesses. She helps clients and businesses that want to grow their networks, gain more clients, and increase revenue. She'll have great information to share whether you're going for your first tech job or reinventing yourself for your next tech job.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open and Networking

6:30 to 6:40 p.m. - PDXWIT Announcements

6:40 to 7:00 p.m. - Speaker Presentation

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Yes. There is parking available for a nominal fee.

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

A: The South Patio entrance is the main entrance to the space. There is also an East entrance which is near the bathrooms. The North entrance to the building is our Office of Student Involvement, so we recommend using another entrance. The doors should stay open for the duration of the event .

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Bike Parking: https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/parking-services/alternative-commute-options

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A:https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/parking-services/alternative-commute-options

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
Mar 4
@DAMAPDX Kafka Fundaments with Brian Walter from Confluent
Standard Insurance, Atrium Room

Presented by Brian Walter Confluent Includes a demo and extended Q&A session

When

March 4th, 2020

Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 – Snacks and warm-up 9:00 – 10:30 – Presentation

Standard Insurance Tower Atrium (900 SW 5th, please note Standard Ins. has multiple downtown locations)

Cost

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

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Thursday
Mar 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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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.

Women Who Code Portland - International Women's Day @ Nike
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

Join Women Who Code Portland on March 5th as we celebrate International Women’s Day at Nike! We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening including a panel discussion on breaking barriers for women in tech, networking, and food + drinks. Women at Nike will discuss their experiences and the steps they have taken to move past barriers themselves and remove barriers for other women in tech. Come enjoy food, great swag and the company of your fellow technologists!

⌚️ Agenda ⌚️

5:30pm - 6:00pm - Doors Open + Networking 6:00pm - 6:15pm - Introduction from WWCode 6:15pm - 6:30pm - Welcome from Nike - Ratnakar Lavu, Chief Digital Information Officer 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Panel led by moderator Tricia Radcliffe, Director, WWCode Portland 7:30pm - 7:45pm - Closing remarks - Skip Potter, CTO & VP of Serve, Nike 7:45pm - 8:00pm - Raffle Announcement - Laurie Basset, Sr Director, Digital Engineering, Nike & Owyn Richen, Sr Director - Platform Development, Nike 8:00pm - 8:30pm - Networking + Wrap Up

👩🏽 Our Panelists 👩🏽

  • Candice Tang - Senior Director, Reliability Engineering
  • Hollie Newton - Vice President, Reliability
  • Kendra Elford - Sr Software Manager
  • Tricia Radcliffe - Moderator - Director, WWCode Portland

✨ 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 (http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all WWCode events and online communities. 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.

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Friday
Mar 6
Portland CoffeeOps - DevOps Discussions!
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor, Portland, OR 97204

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday at the Puppet office, on the 5th floor. The elevators don't open until 8 am!

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:15 Discussions 9:15 - 9:30 Takeaways and wrap up

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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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Global Legal Hackathon
through White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

Develop tech tools and startup ideas to facilitate access to justice and progress the business of law.

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Saturday
Mar 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 Animation 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
Mar 9
GRAND OPENING
Satellite Pub at the Garages

We are proud of our food in Oregon. So why is all of our Pasta prepackaged noodles, frozen/canned sauces and precooked meats? We believe Oregonians deserve real pasta. Love Pasta will do it differently: Pastas Noodles made daily from scratch, sauces made daily from a small list of fresh, simple ingredients, and our meats are real cuts, cooked to order and never precooked. This is our commitment to Oregonians and we will work hard to keep it all at a price everyone can be happy with. Come to the cart and say hi, and help us have a fantastic Grand Opening on the 9th, and all week long! Be one of the fisrt to try Beavertons Newest food cart. Visit our website lovepasta.info to sign up as a pastaholic for updates and deals, or checkout our facebook for updates as we head into grand opening week! @Love pasta

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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
Mar 10
One-on-One Community Tech Appointments
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 Appointments
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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Wednesday
Mar 11
Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

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

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

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

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner (Apply to Attend)
Zapproved

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-diversity-dinner-apply-to-attend-tickets-91073562477] is required to gain entry to this event You must apply to attend. Form link is on the Eventbrite description.

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, Crystal Sincoff, Emma Holland 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. Applications are due by March 3rd and the 10 invitees will be notified by March 6th.

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 an 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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Founders Live PDX
Graybox

GET YOUR $5 DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW. AVAILABLE FOR ONE WEEK ONLY... THROUGH 2/24!

February 12th was our best night yet... with an amazing crowd, Nick Hughes in the house, an ever-expanding list of sponsors... and of course 5 simply amazing startups!

Let's do it again on March 11th... :)

Excellent networking, food, drink, and awesome startup innovation. Don't miss it!

Or watch it at: http://watch.founderslive.com

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Friday
Mar 13
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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

Required skills: Comfort using a keyboard & mouse

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Saturday
Mar 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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Beyond Dysfunctional Family Dynamics
Portland Community Church

This is one of the "seed" classes with core fundamental information about the foundations upon which we build our lives. We will look at the roles and dynamics of dysfunctional families, how they can affect you in the present time, and strategies for moving beyond them toward more freedom, love, authenticity, creativity, and productivity. This is a core class to understand the fundamentals of one's emotional foundation.

This event is hosted by Dr. Sharon Eve. You can find her amazing meetup at https://www.meetup.com/Topics-in-Psychology/

Dr. Sharon Eve is a retired psychotherapist with more than four decades doing individual, couples, family, and group therapy. She is an international speaker and author and recently moved to Portland after many years in Southern California.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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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
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 17
Monkeys in the Machine (Machine Learning)
Vacasa

Food, learning, sharing and encouragement with the fabulous PHP Community!

This month Eric Mann presents Monkeys in the Machine

Can a million monkeys given a million typewriters produce the collected works of Shakespeare? Considering the ethical concerns of forcing monkeys to write, paired with the sheer mess of that many mammals in one location, we might never know. Or will we?

Thanks to the wonders of modern computing, it's possible to simulate monkeys emulating the Bard. Leveraging techniques like genetic algorithms, we can build a system that approximates a monkey armed with a typewriter. Digitally.

It's a fun exercise to prove a thought experiment, but also a powerful technical approach to leverage machine learning and rudimentary AI in various places. Together, we'll breed digital monkeys and show both how they can be used to answer the aforementioned Shakespearean question as well as produce generative results to more practical problems.

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Wednesday
Mar 18
PDXWIT Presents: March Happy Hour
Autodesk

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-march-happy-hour-tickets-94745368949) is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Happy Hour at Autodesk on March 18th!

We spend quite a bit of time at work, so why not create a community and a work culture that supports meaningful relationships? This month’s theme is Work, Culture and Community. To facilitate this discussion our conversation starter will be: What is one positive way to create a positive work culture?

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase three women in our community. -- An employee of Autodesk will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities. -- Anusha Neelam, PDXWIT Scholarship recipient will talk about developing relationships at work and in the community -- Paris Hyun, PDXWIT Scholarship recipient, will talk about creating the work culture we deserve

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 -- A PDXWIT volunteer opportunities table -- A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected

Parents: 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 childcare, please contact: hazel@pdxwit.org for information. You can also bring children and opt out of the childcare portion, as long as the children stick with you throughout the night.

Agenda: 4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Anyone is free to use any restroom that they are comfortable using. We do have gender neutral restrooms located on the 5th floor that guests are welcome to use. They would need to be accompanied by an Autodesk employee as they are not located in a public space.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes. We will provide light appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. We will provide vegan and GF options.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We do not have onsite parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: All guests must enter and exit through our front door located between 2nd and 3rd on Ankeny. All guests will need to sign in at the front desk and sign an NDA.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, we can provide bike parking. Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: YES! There is a street car and bus line stop very close to our office.

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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Thursday
Mar 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!

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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PIE Demo Day 2020
Revolution Hall

At PIE (https://piepdx.com/), we're hard at work, prepping a couple of new batches of startups — through both PIE and PIE Shop — who are eager to tell their stories. So we want to make sure that you're there to hear those stories.

We will be holding the next PIE Demo Day on Thursday, March 19, 2020. And we'll be hosting it at our biggest venue yet, Revolution Hall in southeast Portland. As always, we'll be livestreaming the event so folks around the world can take part.

Childcare will be provided.

So if you're interested in attending, please RSVP at your earliest convenience. (Livestream RSVP option as well.)

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Friday
Mar 20
Portland CoffeeOps - DevOps Discussions!
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor, Portland, OR 97204

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday at the Puppet office, on the 5th floor. The elevators don't open until 8 am!

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:15 Discussions 9:15 - 9:30 Takeaways and wrap up

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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
Mar 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!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointments
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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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 Appointments
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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Monday
Mar 23
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
Mar 24
One-on-One Community Tech Appointments
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 Appointments
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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Wednesday
Mar 25
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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PDXWIT Presents: Building Equity with Mindfulness
KinderCare Education

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-building-equity-in-tech-mindfulness-human-skills-tickets-93218387707) is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for a powerful talk on “human skills” and how to build equity in tech through empathy and self-awareness with featured speaker Del Likins (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mxlikins/) of BeginWithin (http://www.beginwith.in). Del will cover the following key topics: -- Ego’s inclination for self-centeredness, and the practice of “centering” other voices -- Mindfulness for holding discomfort and difference -- “The power of pause” and what to do with the impulse to fix -- Ego habits common in methods of oppression: silencing, filling the space, explaining -- Mindful habits common in building equity: allowing for discomfort, deep listening and skillful responses

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open 6:15 p.m. - PDXWIT and Kindercare Education Introduction 6:30 p.m. - Presentation and Q & A 7:15 p.m. - Networking 7:30 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: Street parking and a pay garage in the building.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There are entrances on either side of the building. There will be signs in the main lobby directing attendees to the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are bike racks behind the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! Max, Bus, and Streetcar stops are all outside the front door.

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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Friday
Mar 27
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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Saturday
Mar 28
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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Speech Recognition Systems
Portland Community Church

Join us as Nick Williams gives an overview of how speech-recognition systems are created and how they work.

Nick is originally from Florida, with a BA and MA in linguistics. He works for the speech-recognition software company Sensory as a linguistic technologist. This will be a "non-technical overview" with lots of moving parts.

In the first 30 minutes, we'll have the presentation. The second 30 minutes we'll spend with Q&A and networking.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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Monday
Mar 30
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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Portland Elm Meetup - March Presentations & study group
Pollinate

March presentations:

  • Brian: 10–15 mins on Minima, a web audio playground written in Elm
  • Jesse: 10–15 mins on creating an X-Ray style video app in Elm

This will be followed signup for April presentations and an optional roundtable study group.

Attendees of the study group will share what they’ve learned so far, what they struggled with or are stuck on, and what they intend to accomplish in the next month.

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Tuesday
Mar 31
PDXWIT Presents: Imposter Syndrome and Why You are Good Enough
Finastra

Registration through Eventbrite (eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-imposter-syndrome-and-why-you-are-good-enough-tickets-94225339527) is required to gain entry to this event

Almost all of us at some time or another has looked around us and thought "oh no, I don't belong here." In this talk we're going to discuss this feeling—imposter syndrome—that silently plagues us in our day-to-day lives. What is it? Why does it happen? How do we go about dealing with it? Can we make it go away? Join our speaker Aurora Shido-Wagenet as she walks through the science and discussion around these questions, and hopefully walk away with tools you can use to combat imposter syndrome.

Aurora Shido-Wagenet (https://www.linkedin.com/in/juniperxandxlamplight/) is an Associate Software Engineer at Zapproved here in Portland with a passion for psychology and supporting the Portland tech community.

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open 6:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and Speaker Introduction 6:15 p.m. - Presentation / Q&A 7:00 p.m. - Networking 7:30 p.m. - Event Ends

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

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

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Metered street parking only.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The building entrance is on Morrison.

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Apr 2
TechfestNW
through Viking Pavillion (PSU)

TechfestNW, now in its 9th year, is a convening of technology and business leaders, innovators, students, startups and investors held at Portland State University's Viking Pavilion in downtown Portland, Oregon. TFNW programming features main stage speakers, workshops, tech demos, vendor booths, networking onsite, parties and PitchfestNW, with content geared specifically to the startup community.

For TFNW 2020, we are creating programming that takes attendees behind the scenes to learn how tech innovation intersects with our daily lives and interacts with global markets. This year's conference will highlight industry leaders and community involvement in our region, celebrating how tech can be a positive impact in our world.

DevOps Simulation Workshop
University of Portland (Bethany Campus)

This highly interactive, instructor-led simulation is a high-impact, energetic way to accelerate understanding, involvement, and acceptance of DevOps and Agile, Lean, ITIL® best practice in your organization. It helps accelerate the adoption of DevOps across the enterprise, while successfully turning DevOps opponents into advocates. By helping to clearly communicate the DevOps case for change, it creates shared understanding and commitment towards Development and Operations working together as a high-performing team. This unique experiential learning approach causes breakthrough understanding and transforms learning into an engaging, fun, and memorable shared experience.

HOW IT WORKS

The DevOps simulation experience is a role-based workshop, focused on the software development and deployment lifecycle. The simulation is highly realistic, and leverages game dynamics to empower cross-functional teams with a shared vision of successful DevOps practices. Participants from a variety of disciplines are immersed into a simulated environment whereby they are challenged to release new products while internal and external forces continually change. This realistic approach delivers a level of tension and excitement that creates an ‘A-HA!’ moment for all involved.

WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

Accelerated understanding of the benefits of DevOps best practice to large audiences

Rapid familiarization with DevOps terminology and Agile, Lean and ITIL v3 processes

Understanding of how DevOps best practice can facilitate alignment of IT to business objectives

Understanding of DevOps practices that can be executed with immediate effect

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PDXWIT Presents: The Value of Project Management in Tech
NWEA

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-the-value-of-project-management-in-tech-tickets-94846924705) is required to gain entry to this event

Project Management in the Technology Sector: what good is it? Join PDXWIT and PMI Portland at NWEA for an enlightening panel event where Project Managers from the tech sector talk about experiences managing technology projects using PMI tools and techniques. Learn about PMI and Agile methodologies, why they are used in the technology sector and how they add value to projects. Maybe you would make a great project manager too!

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open and Networking 6:00 p.m. - Introductions and Announcements 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: 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: Limited Free Parking (about 20+ spots on the east lot).

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: We have a front and back/parking lot door. Security will be onsite and made aware of the event. They will allow folks into both entrances (attendees will need to beep in to both doors and the parking lot) Please see pdf attached for parking instructions.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! NWEA is located on the blue/red Max line at Chinatown.

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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Friday
Apr 3
FME World Tour 2020
The Duniway, a Hilton Hotel

From March 10 to June 5 and over 70 events worldwide, we hope you will be able to join us at an FME World Tour stop near you to explore FME and to network with fellow users!

Join us to: - Discover what’s amazing in the most recent release of FME - Network and interact with FME users and experts in your community - Take home fun swag! - Learn time-saving tips and best practices you can apply to your work - Get inspiration from real-life use cases through customer stories and practical talks

The FME World Tour is designed to deliver the coolest and latest FME updates and to provide a forum for users of all levels to network and interact with their local FME community and FME experts.

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Monday
Apr 6
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
Apr 7
Diagnosing and Improving Agile Capabilities
through Agile Fluency Project

A 3-Day Course designed by Diana Larsen, James Shore, and Michael Tardiff to inspire dramatic leaps in your coaching practice.

Gain the Skills you need to diagnose and improve your organization’s agility, inspire change, and lead leaders. Become a licensed Agile Fluency Facilitator listed on our Agile Fluency Diagnostic page.

In this intensive and immersive three-day workshop, you’ll learn to use the Agile Fluency Suite (Agile Fluency Model, Lifecycle, and Diagnostic) to see your organization as a system, understand its dynamics, and influence change. You’ll practice coaching leaders, teams, and peers to systematically steward the transition to best-fit excellence in Agile. Industry pioneers, Diana Larsen and James Shore, developed and/or curated the course materials to support the work of independent advisors, internal coaches, and team leaders.

Designed to serve as a framework to systematically engage new clients and guide systematic change, the Agile Fluency Suite provides a framework to dramatically improve your clients’ organizations, and as a result, your career.

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Wednesday
Apr 8
PDXWIT Presents: How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-95274894775) is required to gain entry to this event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect or how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at AWS Elemental (https://www.elemental.com/), we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics: -- Morning preparation, attire, mindset -- Preparation for the non-technical parts -- How to study for the coding interview -- How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Doors open 5:15 p.m. - Introduction 5:30 p.m. - Session begins 6:30 p.m. - Session ends

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

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

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, light snacks and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No on-site parking available at this event. Street parking is available.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

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

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

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

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Healthcare Demo Day
Robertson Life Sciences Building, OHSU

OHSU Collaborations & Entrepreneurship and Catalyze are proud to host Healthcare Demo Day as part of Portland Startup Week.

This pitch event highlights over 20 promising healthcare and life science startup companies from the Pacific Northwest. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to see the most innovative healthcare startups in the Pacific Northwest.

The evening begins with networking with like-minded healthcare innovators, investors, and partners over beverages and appetizers. This is followed by a fast-paced and energetic pitch event where Pacific Northwest companies present their solutions to revolutionize healthcare.

Visit Healthcare Demo Day website to learn more.

Are you startup that would like to pitch at this event? We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. Space is limited, so early application submissions are encouraged. For more information and to apply, please visit the Healthcare Demo Day website.

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Thursday
Apr 9
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
through 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.

Monday
Apr 13
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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Sunday
Apr 19
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
Apr 20
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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Monday
Apr 27
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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Thursday
Apr 30
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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Monday
May 4
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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Monday
May 11
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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PDX Code Guild May Info Night
PDX Code Guild

PDX Code Guild is hosting an info night for those who are curious or want to learn more about our program. Meet with our director, instructor, graduate or current students to get a better understanding of the program and to have any of your questions answered!

All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served.

For more information please check out our website: www.pdxcodeguild.com

Follow us on social media for any updates: @pdxcodeguild

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Sunday
May 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.

Website
Monday
May 18
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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Monday
Jun 1
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.

Website
Monday
Jun 8
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.

Website
Monday
Jun 15
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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Friday
Jun 19
Crowd Supply's Teardown 2020
through PCC Cascade Campus

Our third annual party for hacking, discovering, and sharing hardware.

Teardown is about the practice of hardware: prototyping, manufacturing, testing, disassembling, and circumventing, all while having fun. Leave the marketing glitz and talk of venture capital at the door and come prepared to learn and teach.

Website
Sunday
Jun 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Jun 22
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.

Website
Monday
Jun 29
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.

Website
Monday
Jul 6
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.

Website
Monday
Jul 13
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.

Website
Sunday
Jul 19
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Jul 20
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.

Website
Monday
Jul 27
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.

Website
Monday
Aug 3
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.

Website
Monday
Aug 10
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.

Website
Sunday
Aug 16
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Aug 17
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.

Website
Monday
Aug 24
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.

Website
Monday
Aug 31
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.

Website
Monday
Sep 14
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.

Website
Sunday
Sep 20
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Sep 21
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.

Website
Monday
Sep 28
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.

Website
Monday
Oct 5
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.

Website
Monday
Oct 12
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Sunday
Oct 18
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Oct 19
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.

Website
Monday
Oct 26
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.

Website
Monday
Nov 2
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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Monday
Nov 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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Sunday
Nov 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
Nov 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.

Website
Monday
Nov 23
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.

Website
Monday
Nov 30
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.

Website
Monday
Dec 7
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.

Website
Monday
Dec 14
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.

Website
Sunday
Dec 20
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Dec 28
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.

Website
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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