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Monday
Oct 27, 2008
Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West
through Grand Hyatt Seattle

The Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West (REFF-West) will unite investors, financiers and project developers in the renewable energy sector, with a particular focus on the Western U.S. The conference builds on the success of the Clean Tech Investing in the Pacific Northwest conference and REFF-Wall Street. Attendees will take part in focused conference sessions on relevant topics and network with over 250 senior financial and industry delegates from across the sector. Speakers and session chairs include Maria Cantwell, US Senator-Wash.;Peter Duprey, CFO, Acciona Energy North America Corp.;Stephen C. Hall, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP; Michael Rosenfeld, Vice Consul, British Consulate-General, Los Angeles; and Kenneth Westrick, CEO, 3Tier.

Who should attend? Renewable energy project developers and technology companies, green building sector and related industries, energy management companies and ESCOs, corporate CEOs, CFOs and planners, Energy storage and electric vehicle companies, commercial and investment bankers, venture capital and private equity investors, financial analysts and advisors,

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Thursday
Oct 30, 2008
Open Source Bridge Town Hall
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Open Source Bridge will be a completely volunteer-run, community effort to connect developers working with open source. We're kicking things off with a town hall discussion and planning meeting on October 30th, 7:30pm at CubeSpace (located at 622 SE Grand Avenue in Portland). We'll talk about overall goals for the conference, then break into small working groups to start tackling the event planning needs. If you can, bring an audio or video recorder to help document the discussion.

Please let us know if you can attend. If October 30 doesn't work for you, let us know as we are considering a second meeting during the day on the west-side. We'd very much like to have your participation in making this conference a fun, educational experience.

You can RSVP by filling in the form at http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=p1ZDddPXGskYFX5NnM9FaXA&hl=en

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2008
Open Source Bridge Town Hall - Westside
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Open Source Bridge will be a completely volunteer-run, community effort to connect developers working with open source. We're having a second town hall discussion and planning meeting on November 6th at OTBC's new location in The Round (next to the Beaverton Transit Center). We'll talk about overall goals for the conference, then break into small working groups to start tackling the event planning needs. If you can, bring an audio or video recorder to help document the discussion.

Whether or not you'll be attending, you can join our mailing lists to receive announcements and join in the planning discussion:

osbridge-announce, low traffic announcement list for events like this one!

osbridge-discuss, possibly high traffic list for discussing anything related to the conference!

You can RSVP by filling in the form at http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=p1ZDddPXGskYFX5NnM9FaXA&hl=en Tags

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Thursday
Nov 13, 2008
High Tech After Hours
CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis

The Software Association of Oregon (SAO) Corvallis Chapter, Corvallis-Benton Chamber Coalition and Oregon State University are proud to announce the 6th Annual High Tech After Hours! High Tech After Hours is the biggest high-tech event in the Willamette Valley and will be held on November 13th from 1:00pm until 8:00pm at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center located on the OSU campus across from Reser Stadium.

High Tech After Hours builds valuable relationships between local businesses, high-tech entrepreneurs, educators, investors, students and local officials. For the first time this year OSU’s College of Business and College of Engineering will be co-hosting this event, making this the powerhouse showcase of collaboration between industry, education, and commerce in the Willamette Valley.

Open Innovation is this year’s theme, and an expanded agenda includes some very exciting people and events:

  • Keynote speaker, Peter Adkison, a leader in the gaming industry and current CEO of Hidden City Games. Peter is an entertaining speaker and as a pivotal player in the high-tech industry, presents a unique perspective on the economic opportunities of the Pacific Northwest.

  • A panel-style, round-robin discussion of area examples of collaboration and innovation with leaders Ron Adams, Dean of the College of Engineering, Ilene Kleinsorge, Dean of the College of Business, Brian Weldon, Chapter President of SAO and Mysty Rusk, President of the Corvallis-Benton Chamber Coalition.

  • "Ignite Corvallis!" the rapid-fire, fun and novel presentation opportunity for 20 area businesses to highlight what’s going on in their world and offer insight into new and interesting developments that could impact area businesses - including yours!

  • Vendor Exhibition Hall - Last year, over fifty different area technology companies took the opportunity to show their stuff at HTAH and we expect this year to be even bigger.

We are actively seeking High Tech and Traded Sector companies who are interested in participating in the event. Be on display with 50 High-Tech businesses and find out about the newest technologies being developed and showcase what your company is creating. Help us tell your story better!

For further information call 541-757-1505 x 6

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Tuesday
Feb 10, 2009
Agile Open Northwest Conference 2009 "Agile for Real"
through Ambridge Event Center

Agile Open Northwest, an alliance of agile practitioners in the US Pacific Northwest region, invite you to our 3rd annual conference Agile Open Northwest 2009 "Agile for Real".

The Northwest has a wealth of practitioners with years of real-world experience with agile methods and self-organizing teams. Agile Open Northwest offers an opportunity to strengthen our community of practice and co-create the future for agile development in our region.

Your hosts designed this event to allow practitioners like you to meet in self-organizing groups where we can share our latest ideas, challenges, hopes, experiences and experiments.

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2009
CanSecWest
through

CanSecWest is a yearly computer security conference in Vancouver which focuses on new and applied research. It is perhaps most famous for the "pwn2own" competition which pits various vendor's software against each other with cash prizes for the first to be exploited.

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Thursday
Apr 23, 2009
NW ISSA Security Conference

The NW ISSA Security Conference is part of a continued ambitious community outreach program for ISSA-Oregon Chapter. The goal of our program is to provide decision makers, stakeholders, and professionals with the knowledge and understanding they need to more effectively secure their organization’s sensitive information and comply with emerging information privacy laws and regulations.

Travel budgets cut, but still want the professional development in 2009? Want 7 CPE Credit Hours for less than $65? Don’t miss this local, but quality conference for security

Topics for 2009 include:

  • Future Security Implications of Cloud Computing & Social Media
  • Botnets and the Army of Darkness
  • Windows 7.0 Sneak Peek
  • Implementing the SDL to Improve Organizations’ ROI
  • Leveraging e-Discovery to Keep Security Funding
  • Much more
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InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

InnoTech is the region's largest technology & innovation event focused on enabling technology for your business. InnoTech sponsored by EasyStreet Online Services and SAO, includes the NW CIO Summit, Clean Tech Forum, ISSA-Portland Chapter Security Conference and topics on mobility, social media, infrastructure & much more.

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Friday
May 1, 2009
NW Solar & Clean Tech Expo
through

Conference & Expo Mission: To educate renewable energy professionals as well as business owners and residential customers interested in clean energy solutions.

The 4th Annual NW Solar Expo 2009, featuring three days of Professional Solar Training and certification also offers multiple networking opportunities for business professionals, installers, integrators and potential solar and clean energy customers to meet. The expo offers a unique local opportunity for companies to showcase products and services that can be implemented today.

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Tuesday
Feb 9, 2010
Agile Open Northwest 2010
through Seattle Center - Northwest Rooms

Announcing Agile Open Northwest 2010! This Agile Open Space event will be held February 9th and 10th, 2010, in the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. Please see http://www.agileopennorthwest.org for registration information and further details.

We invite you to our fourth annual Agile Open Northwest conference. Alternating each year between Portland and Seattle, AONW conferences bring together practicing members of the Northwest Agile communities to explore the latest developments in agile software development. We held our third annual event last year in Portland and enjoyed another great success. Registration is $125.00 for both days, including light breakfast and lunch. This low-cost regional conference is a great opportunity to connect with the local agile community, experts and novices alike.

Please join us this year as we host 125 experienced, collaborative, committed agile practitioners from the Northwest U.S. (and beyond) in tackling the issues around our recurring theme "Agile for Real." As in past years, attendance is limited to a predetermined number in order retain the many advantages a small conference has to offer.

Here is a comment from a previous attendee:

"These two-day Agile Open Northwest conferences are an extremely good value. ..[Y]ou learn directly from practitioners in the agile community what works and what doesn't. I attended the first two of these conferences, they were stunningly good... loads of practical, useful stuff and stimulating discussions." -- Ian Savage, PNSQC Program Chair

More information can be found at http://www.agileopennorthwest.org. Registration is open now. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Tuesday
Jun 1, 2010
DFRWS 2010 - Early Registration Ends
University Place Hotel

Early registration ends for DFRWS 2010 digital forensics conference. Register before this date to save $75.

The conference itself runs August 2-4.

About the Conference:

The annual DFRWS conference allows leading digital forensics researchers from government, industry, and academia to present their work and results to fellow researchers and practitioners. Many of the most cited digital forensics papers have been presented at DFRWS and the annual challenge has spawned research in important areas. Initial results and tool prototypes are also presented during the Works in Progress and demo sessions.

The conference typically has about 100 people and is therefore small enough so that attendees meet each other and can interact with the speakers. A tradition of DFRWS as been its casual and interactive atmosphere where break out sessions exist to discuss topics related to the presentations. There are also opportunities to interact during the welcome reception and banquet. After the banquet, attendees can put their forensics skills to the test when they form teams to participate in the annual Forensics Rodeo, which is a challenge that requires participants to analyze data and answer questions.

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Friday
Jun 25, 2010
PDX Net2 Camp
Jupiter Hotel

About PDX Net2 Camp PDX Net2 Camp is an event focused on intersecting technology and social impact -- right here in Portland. It's a gathering for participants to learn, share insights and build sustainable collaborations in an open environment. Participant-driven topics will will explore how technology can advance...

  • Program Delivery
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Advocacy
  • Community Organizing
  • and more!

Who should attend this camp? This camp is for nonprofit/ngo leaders, designers, developers, advocacy groups, fundraising professionals, communications specialists, and entrepreneurs. ...and anyone else who wants to contribute, brainstorm and discover ideas for creating social change through the use of technology.

Event Details When: Friday, June 25th, 9:30am - 3:00pm Where: DreamBOX @ the Jupiter Hotel, 800 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR Cost: Free!!!

Register at http://pdxnet2camp.eventbrite.com/

Stay Tuned for More Details... Details will be posted on PDX Net2 Camp wiki at http://pdxnet2camp.pbworks.com/.

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Saturday
Jul 10, 2010
Dev Nation
Ace Hotel

In early 2009, several developers from Relevance and Viget Labs got together and starting talking about technical conferences. As we discussed our past experiences at regional, national, and international events, we began to realize something: large conferences are wonderful for a lot of things, but we wanted something that met a different set of goals. We came up with Developer Day, which was designed to:

  • Build lasting relationships among local peers
  • Bridge distinct technical communities

After a year of Developer Days, however, we decided a new look was in order, and thus was born DevNation. We've still got the same ideals, but we feel that the DevNation name better reflects that vision (and it's easier to Google!)

Relationships

The general pattern for a large conference runs something like this: you fly to a city, go to the event, have a great time, meet lots of great people, and fly home. More often than not, you don't see those people again until the next big conference, and that's a problem. We wanted our event to be different, so it's intentionally local. Speakers and attendees are overwhelmingly local to the conference, so when you meet someone doing something cool, you can connect with them a week later for lunch without a problem.

Technology-Agnostic

Sure, there are events that draw a wide range of developers (e.g., OSCON), but even then people tend to segregate; the Pythonists go to their sessions, the Rubyists to theirs, and the PHP devs to theirs. By having only one track, we give everyone the opportunity to see what's happening in other communities.

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Monday
Jul 19, 2010
OSCON
through

If the first years of OSCON were about opening the minds of big business to the philosophy of open source, are the years ahead about opening the minds of the open source community to the possibilities of its future? As open source becomes fully integrated into the corporate environment, OSCON helps to define, maintain, and extend the identity of what it means to be open source.

OSCON focuses on the substance of technology, not the shadow, filtering the information that most merits attention and preparing participants for curves and challenges in the coming year and beyond. OSCON is the place to be inspired and challenged, renew bonds to community, make new connections, and find ways to give back to the open source movement. OSCON has also become one of the most important places to make open source related announcements, and to unveil projects and products.

Open source is a fundamental principle at the core of many established and emerging technologies, driving the future of the computer industry. OSCON explores the open source technologies that are here to stay, what will broaden the foundation, and what will lead the way to unexpected places and innovations.

"For those who have not been to OSCON, it's a great technical conference covering the whole spectrum of open source, including Linux, MySQL, the LAMP stack, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, middleware, applications, cloud computing, and more. OSCON always has great keynotes, tutorials, and evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. As with many conferences, a lot of the meat takes place in hallway conversations and impromptu sessions." - Zack Urlocker, InfoWorld

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Monday
Aug 2, 2010
DFRWS 2010
through University Place Hotel

The annual DFRWS conference allows leading digital forensics researchers from government, industry, and academia to present their work and results to fellow researchers and practitioners. Many of the most cited digital forensics papers have been presented at DFRWS and the annual challenge has spawned research in important areas. Initial results and tool prototypes are also presented during the Works in Progress and demo sessions.

The conference typically has about 100 people and is therefore small enough so that attendees meet each other and can interact with the speakers. A tradition of DFRWS as been its casual and interactive atmosphere where break out sessions exist to discuss topics related to the presentations. There are also opportunities to interact during the welcome reception and banquet. After the banquet, attendees can put their forensics skills to the test when they form teams to participate in the annual Forensics Rodeo, which is a challenge that requires participants to analyze data and answer questions.

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Wednesday
Aug 4, 2010
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Annual International Conference
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Each year, between 600 and 800 design practitioners, educators, students, business leaders and vendors working with designers from all over the world gather for IDSA's International Conference and Education Symposium. These events combine provocative speakers with practical information and solutions, as well as plenty of time for building personal and professional connections.

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Wednesday
Feb 23, 2011
SearchFest 2011
Sentinel Hotel

Join hundreds of your online marketing peers for the Fifth Annual SearchFest Internet Marketing Conference in Portland on February 23, 2011.

Industry experts and thought leaders from around the country will deliver in-depth presentations on topics including Advanced Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Universal Search, Analytics, Paid Search Marketing and many more.

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Friday
Mar 11, 2011
Cascadia IT Conference
through Hotel Deca

The League of Professional System Administrators and the Seattle Area System Administrators Guild invite you to the Cascadia IT Conference - a regional workshop for Systems, Networks, Database, and Web Administrators and others who provide professional IT support/services.

This is your opportunity to network with your regional peers, to learn from leaders in the field in our training sessions, and to present and hear about new ideas and developments.

Friday, March 11th will feature 4 tracks of half- and full-day training sessions with an evening reception for all conference attendees. Saturday, March 12th will feature tutorials, two tracks of technical sessions, and an unconference track.

Both days will be held at the Hotel Deca in Seattle’s University District. The hotel is an easy 30 minute bus ride from downtown Seattle. It has ample parking and easy-to-get-to restaurants and bars for post-conference networking.

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Monday
Mar 21, 2011
Willamette Angel Conference Business Plan Submission Deadline
CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis

The Willamette Angel Conference is an investor conference, connecting early stage and seed businesses with angel and venture investors. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can submit their business plans for review and coaching, ultimately vying for a minimum $140,000 investment. Connecting Start up Businesses with Qualified Investors

The Willamette Valley boasts a high number of businesses that highlight the rugged individuality, forward thinking, technology and entrepreneurship that are part of Oregon's proud heritage.

Attendees will include members of organized angel groups, individual angels, prospective angels, and early-stage investment firms as well as entrepreneurial ventures and start ups interested in obtaining angel funding.

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Tuesday
Mar 29, 2011
ORURISA GIS in Action
through Portland State University

This is the Nineteenth annual conference hosted by the Columbia Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and Portland State University (PSU). Each year, ASPRS and URISA collaborate to hold this informational conference on current issues in the Geospatial Information Community. The Portland State University Geology Department will join us again this year to host the conference at the PSU campus. Last year’s conference at PSU was a great success. Join us again this year for what will be another successful opportunity to meet colleagues in the geospatial industries and organizations, to learn about emerging topics and recent advances in GIS applications and to discuss our problems and solutions together. This event features a one-fee, two day format, packed with information presented in concurrently running workshops and sessions on both days. There will be three tracks each day consisting of panel discussions debating hot topics, traditional sessions with 2-3 presentations per session and technical workshops providing in-depth discussion of issues and training in applications most relevant to the geospatial community.

On-site registration opens at 7:30AM on Tuesday, March 29th and will remain open through 11:00AM on Wednesday March 30th

The conference opens at 8:30AM on Tuesday with an opening address by Jim Geringer, former Governor of Wyoming and will be followed by concurrent sessions and workshops . The Annual Vendor Social will be held Tuesday evening from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. The conference will continue on Wednesday beginning at 8:30AM with concurrent sessions and workshops followed by a closing session.

Conference Highlights: The Exhibit Hall will open on Tuesday at 8:00AM and remain open until Wednesday at 2:00PM. The hall will feature as many as 20 vendors in GIS related technology and services. This is an opportunity to see and discuss the latest advances in the industry.
The Vendor Social will be held on Tuesday evening from 5:00PM to 7:00PM in the Exhibit Hall. Join your peers in a more relaxed atmosphere with music, food and beverages. You will also find two free drink tickets in your registration packet.

The Poster Session will be held during the Vender Social. Ballots for the People’s Choice are included in your registration packet. Please take it to the Exhibit Hall and vote

Early Registration (until March 21st) Regular: $195.00 Student or Unemployed: $35.00 On-Site and Late Registrations

Regular: $225.00 Student or Unemployed: $45.00 One Day: $125 Half-Price registration discount for presenters (discount applicable to primary presenter only).

Vendor Social The Vendor Social will be held on Tuesday evening from 5:00PM to 7:00PM in the Exhibit Hall. Join your peers in a more relaxed atmosphere with music, food and beverages. Music will be provided by the Cleveland Jazz Combo http://clevelandband.pps.k12.or.us/. You will also find two free drink tickets in your registration packet. Open Source GIS (Un)-Conference

Thursday and Friday, March 31 & April 1 (more information will be posted, as available.)

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Thursday
Apr 21, 2011
InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

We Invite you to Attend InnoTech Oregon Keynote Luncheon & More

InnoTech – The Region’s Largest Technology Innovation Conference & Expo Presented by ViaWest & Software Association of Oregon Thursday, April 21, Oregon Convention Center www.innotechoregon.com for registration and details Cost is only $40 for keynote luncheon, full day of conference sessions reception and more InnoTech Keynote Luncheon presented as the SAO Fireside Chat

Hi-Tech, Hamburgers & CHIPS-Stories of Applied Innovation by NW Business Leaders 11:30am – 1:00pm, Portland Ballroom 253 Jeff Harvey, President and CEO, Burgerville Nancy Phillips, Co-Founder, Director, COO, ViaWest Eric Dishman, Intel Fellow and Director of Health Innovation, Intel Architecture Group Moderated by Gerald Baugh, Portland Development Commission

(This registration does NOT include NW CIO Summit, eMarketing Summit or NW ISSA Security Summit. Extra registration fee is required)

This year includes an impressive line-up of national and local speakers and exhibitors (all soon posted on the www.innotechoregon.com website...check it out!)

Here are a few of the InnoTech conference tracks & special events (ALL great reasons to take part in InnoTech): - Cloud computing & Virtualization - Mobile Devices & Applications - Microsoft Technology Symposium & Partner Pavilion - Women in Technology Panel - Innovation, Software, Startup topics and much more - InnoTech Happy 45-Minutes (the perfect place to mingle over complimentary beverages and exhibits) - And more!

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Monday
May 2, 2011
JSConf
through Portland Art Museum Website
Thursday
May 12, 2011
Willamette Angel Conference
CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Corvallis

The Willamette Angel Conference is an investor conference, connecting early stage and seed businesses with angel and venture investors. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can submit their business plans for review and coaching, ultimately vying for a minimum $140,000 investment. Connecting Start up Businesses with Qualified Investors

The Willamette Valley boasts a high number of businesses that highlight the rugged individuality, forward thinking, technology and entrepreneurship that are part of Oregon's proud heritage.

Attendees will include members of organized angel groups, individual angels, prospective angels, and early-stage investment firms as well as entrepreneurial ventures and start ups interested in obtaining angel funding.

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Friday
May 13, 2011
Open Gov West Conference
through Jupiter Hotel & Bossanova Ballroom

Attend the Open Gov West conference in PDX, Fri/Sat May 13-14.

Two days to bring a region together, exploring opportunities to open government, increase civic engagement, and coordinate projects across governments. Now is the time to move from old models and technology to finding innovative, cost efficient, and transparent methods for accomplishing government’s core missions.

Open Gov West (OGW) exposes attendees to new ideas, technologies, practices, and partnerships. The conference’s goal is to help your organization build relationships and gain insights which help you build a more transparent, engaged government.

See http://ogw.ticketleap.com/open-gov-west-2011 for registration info.

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Open Gov West '11
through Jupiter Hotel & Bossanova Ballroom

CONFERENCE Open Gov West 2011 is a two-day nonprofit conference being held at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland May 13-14, 2011. OGW '11 is designed to bring the Northwest region together to explore opportunities to open government, increase civic engagement, and coordinate projects across governments. Now is the time to move from old models and technology to finding innovative, cost efficient, and transparent methods for accomplishing government’s core missions.The conference exposes attendees to new ideas, technologies, practices, and partnerships. The conference’s goal is to help your organization build relationships and gain insights which help you build a more transparent, engaged government.

APPS CONTEST The conference also includes an app development contest on Day Two, May 14. Developers entering the Open Gov West Cross-Gov Apps Contest have the opportunity to transform government data into useful information accessible to the masses—and to win prizes like iPads, marketing assistance, and technology prize packs. Governments from across the Pacific Northwest will send representatives from their own data.gov sites to offer developers advice and support, making this a unique opportunity for developers to interact directly with government data providers while building the applications.

The competition will run in the style of a code-a-thon, in which development begins Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. with a 7 p.m. deadline, with winners announced that evening. Sponsor Tropo will be providing $1,000 in developer scholarships and free development kits for participants. Developers are encouraged to purchase a ticket through Open Gov West or apply for developer scholarships. For more information: http://www.opengovwest.org/events/conference/opengovwest-11/1304-2/

For more information, please visit opengovwest.org. To register, please visit opengovwest.eventbrite.com.

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Wednesday
May 25, 2011
WebVisions 2011
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com) is a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web design, technology, user experience and business strategy from May 25 - 27, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Attend workshops with the experts, chill out in the WebVisions lounge, and network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.

Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, technologists and industry leaders. I invite you to join us for an event that's seen as "the creative conference for the Web."

Cheers,

Brad M. Smith
Executive Director

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Tuesday
Jun 14, 2011
2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week (FCW '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Back for 2011, USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into one week chock full of research, training, and information.

The USENIX Federated Conferences Week offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into a variety of "hot" topics, while the joint lunches, breaks, and evening events provide unparalleled networking possibilities.

USENIX is again making it easy to customize your program to meet your needs. Your daily registration gets you into all the events happening that day. Plus, registration packages offer expanded discounts: the more days you attend, the more you save!

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Wednesday
Jun 15, 2011
2nd USENIX Conference on Web Application Development (WebApps '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, June 15–16, 2011, for the 2nd USENIX Conference on Web Application Development. WebApps '11 is designed to bring together experts in all aspects of developing and deploying Web applications. Like the inaugural WebApps '10, WebApps '11 seeks to attract cutting-edge research that advances the state of the art, not only on novel Web applications but also on infrastructure, tools, and techniques that support the development, analysis/testing, operation, or deployment of those applications. Interested in participating? Check out the Call for Papers for more information.

WebApps '11 will be part of USENIX Federated Conferences Week, which will take place June 12–17, 2010.

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2011
Open Source Bridge 2011
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more about attending at http://opensourcebridge.org/attend

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Saturday
Jun 25, 2011
IndieWebCamp
through Cloudability

Rather than posting content on many third-party silos of data, we should all begin owning our own data that we're creating. Publish short status updates on your own domain, and syndicate to Twitter. Publish photos on your own domain, syndicate to Flickr, etc, etc.

This is the basis of the "Indie Web" movement. We'll get together for two days to talk about what has been done in the field, and where still needs to be done. There will be workshops and breakout sessions the second day.

For some reading on the subject, browse Tantek's documentation of his projects like Whistle and Falcon, two projects he created as an effort to begin owning his own published content.

Hosted by Tantek Çelik, Aaron Parecki and Amber Case.

RSVP on the IndieWebCamp Wiki.

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Monday
Jul 25, 2011
OSCON
through Oregon Convention Center

A big open source conference.

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Thursday
Sep 22, 2011
PuppetConf
through Portland Center for the Performing Arts

PuppetConf is an Operations conference in PDX! Topics include Cloud and Devops tracks as well as 2 tracks dedicated to Puppet.

Local participants can save 30% on registration by using the discount code "calagator" during registration.

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Friday
Oct 14, 2011
Pacific NW Drupal Summit
through University Place Hotel

More info to be posted and website to be updated for 2011.

The Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit is an annual event for Drupal professionals to gather, exchange ideas, learn from one another, and advance the Drupal CMS.

A Brief History of the PNWDS:

The Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit was first held in Seattle WA in October 2009 and in Vancouver BC in October 2010. The first Summit was organized by volunteers from the Seattle Drupal User Group, and the second Summit was organized by volunteers from the Surrey and Vancouver Drupal User Groups.

In January 2011 after gathering a rockstar crew of organizing volunteers from the PDX Drupal User Group, Portland OR formally announced that it will host the 2011 PNWDS.

For questions, please contact PDX organizers sarah_p or skjalf.

For sponsorship-related inquiries, please contact Brian Jamison.

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Sunday
Oct 23, 2011
SPLASH 2011
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

SPLASH stands for Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity. SPLASH is an annual conference that embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery, and that joins all factions of programming technologies. Since 2010 SPLASH is the umbrella for OOPSLA and Onward!.

This year, SPLASH comes to Portland! The program includes talks by Turing Award winner Ivan Sutherland, Mozilla's Brendan Eich, fun events like the Hackathon, Guy Steele geeking out on square dancing calls, and much, much more!

Portland area developers groups: contact info@splashcon.org for instructions on how your members can register with the same discount as ACM members.

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2011
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
through Oregon Convention Center

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering.

Open Source day on Saturday only, featuring Calagator.

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Saturday
Feb 11, 2012
nodePDX 2012
through NedSpace

nodePDX is a free two day Node.js conference for the Portland/Pacific Northwest Javascript community. All node, all day. Oh yeah.

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Thursday
May 3, 2012
InnoTech Oregon
Oregon Convention Center

Coming May 3rd, the 9th Annual InnoTech Oregon offers a unique opportunity for business and technology leaders to educate themselves about current trends and discover new, successful, innovative best practices. InnoTech focuses on the innovative uses of both mainstream and locally developed technologies to grow and enhance your business operations. More information is available at www.innotechoregon.com.

InnoTech is also hosting the NW CIO Summit & IT Executive of the Year Awards, NW ISSA Security Conference and the eMarketing Summit. See you there!

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Wednesday
May 16, 2012
WebVisions Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/) explores the future of Web and mobile design, technology, user experience and business strategy. Speakers include Jeff White of ILM, Nathan Shedroff (author of Make it So), Crystal Beasley of Mozilla, Ross Mayfield of Slideshare, Anant Anthale of American Express, Thea Boodhoo of AKQA and others.

Register by March 30th for the Early Bird rates.

» Register online

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Wednesday
May 23, 2012
Open Source Bridge 2012 Volunteer Meet & Greet (1 of 3)
US Bank Tower - Ground Floor Conference Room

Open Source Bridge (OSB) invites you to our first Volunteer Meet & Greet of the year. All are welcome. We will be meeting in the mezzanine of the US Bank building for lunch.

OSB Meet & Greets are a great way to learn more about volunteering for the conference and to meet the conference organizers. There will be a total of three meet and greets. Each one will be hosted at a different location in Portland, leading up to the conference June 26-29, 2012.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with OSB, please visit our website.

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Thursday
May 31, 2012
Open Source Bridge 2012 Volunteer Meet & Greet (2 of 3)
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Open Source Bridge (OSB) invites you to the second Volunteer Meet & Greet of the year. All are welcome.

OSB Meet & Greets are a great way to learn more about volunteering for the conference and to meet the conference organizers. There will be a total of three meet and greets. Each one will be hosted at a different location in Portland, leading up to the conference June 26-29, 2012.

If you are interested in learning more about Volunteering with OSB, please visit our website.

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Monday
Jun 4, 2012
Open Source Bridge 2012 Volunteer Meet & Greet (3 of 3)
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Open Source Bridge (OSB) invites you to our final Volunteer Meet & Greet in this year's conference. All are welcome.

OSB Meet & Greets are a great way to learn more about volunteering for the conference and to meet the conference organizers. There will be a total of three meet and greets. Each one will be hosted at a different location in Portland, leading up to the conference June 26-29, 2012.

If you are interested in learning more about Volunteering with OSB, please visit our website.

Note: Date and location are still be confirmed.

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Tuesday
Jun 19, 2012
Open Source Bridge 2012 Volunteer Orientation Sessions (1 of 2)
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

This is one of two orientation sessions for people who are volunteering for the Open Source Bridge conference, taking place June 26-29.

Volunteer orientations will be held onsite at the Eliot Center. Some of our positions require specific training. As a volunteer, you must attend one of the two orientations.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities for Open Source Bridge, please visit our website.

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Monday
Jun 25, 2012
Open Source Bridge 2012 Volunteer Orientation Sessions (2 of 2)
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

This the final of the two orientation sessions for people who are volunteering for the Open Source Bridge conference, taking place June 26-29.

Volunteer orientations will be held onsite at the Eliot Center. Some of our positions require specific training. As a volunteer, you must attend one of the two orientations.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities for Open Source Bridge, please visit our website.

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Tuesday
Jun 26, 2012
Open Source Bridge 2012
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

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Saturday
Jun 30, 2012
IndieWebCamp
through Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

Rather than posting content on many third-party silos of data, we should all begin owning our own data that we're creating. Publish short status updates on your own domain, and syndicate to Twitter. Publish photos on your own domain, syndicate to Flickr, etc, etc.

This is the basis of the "Indie Web" movement. We'll get together for two days to talk about what has been done in the field, and where still needs to be done. There will be workshops and breakout sessions the second day.

For some reading on the subject, browse Tantek's documentation of his projects like Whistle and Falcon, two projects he created as an effort to begin owning his own published content.

Hosted by Tantek Çelik, Aaron Parecki, Amber Case and Crystal Beasley.

RSVP on the IndieWebCamp Wiki.

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Monday
Jul 16, 2012
OSCON 2012
through Oregon Convention Center

A large annual open source conference.

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Wednesday
Sep 5, 2012
Portland Digital eXperience (PDX)
through Various

First and foremost, we wanted to showcase Portland and folks that champion Portlandy ideals. I’m lucky that, for the most part, I get to sit back and watch all of the amazing stuff that happens in Portland. And I consistently revel in the awesomeness that people here are building. With PDX, we wanted to showcase that almost frenetic variety of creativity in our town. But we also wanted to bring in folks who subscribed to common ideals. That’s why, in addition to some amazing Portland people, you’ll find folks like Tumblr and Flipboard on the docket.

Second, we wanted this to be a true creative festival atmosphere. One of things we wanted most was to make this a festival of creativity, with some of that being creative applications of technology and some of that being the creative spirit of the music industry. That’s why MFNW and PDX are inextricably linked. And it’s also why we’ve got speakers with a foot in music and a foot in tech, like Spotify, Shazam, CASH Music, and Tender Loving Empire.

Third, we wanted to create something intimate, inspiring, and invigorating. Many of us remember the serendipitous experiences of conferences like SXSW and Big Omaha. We wanted to capture that same kind of experience, bring interesting speakers, and get interesting folks in town for the event. Our goal is to have you sitting next to someone you never imagined having the opportunity to meet. Or getting the chance to chat with an amazing panelist at one of the concerts. Or simply running into someone on the street at the food carts. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll get to spend a little more time chatting with awesome Portland people whom you never get to see.

Last but not least, we wanted PDX to provide a good excuse for people to visit Portland. Especially for those folks who are actively considering Portland for the next phase of their business or career. You see, sometimes we forget how lucky we are to live where we do. And to work here. But rest assured, there are any number of people and companies outside looking in. And this is a great opportunity to showcase what we’ve got here.

http://siliconflorist.com/2012/08/14/experience-portland-thinking-musicfestnw-tech-conference-pdx/

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Monday
Oct 8, 2012
30th Annual Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC)
through World Trade Center

PNSQC 2012 – Engineering Quality

PNSQC is the best software quality conference in the west from the standpoint of take-home, usable learning, state-of-the-art and practice discussions, and high quality interactions and networking in the broad field of software quality.

Registration is now open.

If your company needs a real shot in the arm – ideas that work in today’s complex computing environment – then you’ll want to attend PNSQC.

Joining us will be the following Keynote Speakers:

The invited speakers will be Suzanne Miller (SEI), Ben Simo (Quality Frog), Linda Rising, and Peter Walen. There will also be 8 in-depth workshops, including a two-day Certified ScrumMaster Training with Solutions IQ.

The complete two-day technical program is now available with talks across the software industry – from Mobile and Cloud to UX and Design, with Testing, Automation, Process Improvement and more.

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Friday
Nov 9, 2012
Security BSides Portland
through Jupiter Hotel

An Information Security conference by the community for the community. It's free to attend and we rely on sponsorship to pay for the venue and other costs. Come mingle with local people interested in cutting edge information security topics to share and learn.

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Sunday
Feb 17, 2013
integratED|Portland
through Sheraton Portland Airport

Calling all educators who want to improve their instructional practice with the effective integration of technology! We preach having students be active learners, so let's practice it here with a schedule that promotes active learning, reflection and collaboration. integratED offers a variety of experiences and opportunities: unconference, collaborate with vendor experts, reflect with peers, a two 2-hour sessions, two 3-hour workshops, and two keynotes. This is a BYOD conference and our sessions require facilitator device integration, so don’t miss out.

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
OSBridge Proposal Workshop (with PDX Weekly Hackathon)
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Members of the Open Source Bridge planning committee will be on hand to encourage and help people work on their speaker proposal submissions. Come with questions about tracks or previous content and we'll answer them.

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Thursday
Mar 21, 2013
OSBridge Proposal Workshop 2 (with PDX Weekly Hackathon)
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

We're holding a get together to help people work on their Open Source Bridge speaker proposals. Come join us and we can help answer any questions you have about tracks, past topics, or the conference in general.

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Monday
Apr 22, 2013
HiMSS Oregon Chapter Annual Conference - “Spring Forward: Understanding Big Data, Interoperability, Analytics, and Patient Engagement”
Salem Conference Center

The Oregon Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) today announced the agenda and speaker line up for their latest event entitled “Spring Forward: Understanding Big Data, Interoperability, Analytics, and Patient Engagement,” which will take place on Monday, April 22nd from 10:00am—7:00pm at the Salem Conference Center.

The conference theme this year will focus on the challenges associated with the continued delivery of quality health care in the face of increasing demands placed upon providers.

Keynote Addresses: Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare-Chris Gough, Cloud Solutions Architect, Intel Healthcare Information Technology

IT Enabled Health Transformation-Susan Otter, State Coordinator for Health Information Technology at Oregon Health Authority

General Session: Innovation in Healthcare – Advancing Healthcare with Technology Bob Leek, Assistant Administrator, IT and Strategic Planning, Kaiser Permanente Luis Machuca, CEO, Kryptiq Corporation

Breakout Sessions will include: Big Data, Analytics and Quality Measurements CEQI (Clinical Excellence Quality Initiative) InterHospital Physicians Association (Portland IPA) Tom Gragnola, Medical Director Tanveer Bokhari, Director of Quality Improvement Hongcheng Zhao, Chief Information Officer

Health Data Exchange in Oregon – Where we are and where we are going Sharon Wentz, RN, Business Development Coordinator, CareAccord Laurie Miller, RHIT, CCS-P, HISP Administrator, Gorge Health Connect Paula Weldon, Project Manager, Jefferson Health Information Exchange Abby Sears, CEO, OCHIN

ICD-10 Roadmap – Payer and Provider Strategies - Panel Discussion Courtney Lakin, ICD10 Program Manager, Legacy Health Systems Steven C. Benjamin, ICD-10 Program Director, UnitedHealthcare

Reference Based Pricing – Healthcare consumerism or Capitation meets HMO? Trux Dole, Product Portfolio Manager, HealthSparQ

EHR Implementation Best Practices- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Maureen McNabb, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Salem Health Cort Garrison, CIO, Salem Health Dick Taylor, Chief Program Officer – Epic, Providence Health & Systems Michael McNamara, MD, Medical Director, KPHealthConnect, Kaiser Permanente

Analytics and Quality Improvement Dr. Scott Fields, MD & CMO, OCHIN Jonathan Merrell, VP of Performance Improvement, OCHIN

Patient Engagement -- The Key to Transforming the Healthcare System Dawn Bonder, Executive Director, Freelancers Co-Op of Oregon

Mobile Device Management – BYOD Dan Briley, Managing Director, Summit Security Group

“We have a great line up of Sponsors including Intel, CDW Healthcare and Welch Allyn at the Elite Level, EMC2, Quest Solution, and Repeated Signal as Premier, and Availaty, Nordisk Systems, Cerner and Structured at our Partner Level,” noted Mark Fromuth, HiMSS Oregon President. “With OHSU rounding out the Event Level Sponsorship, it is going to be another great event for the HiMSS community to gather and discuss new advances in Health IT.”

Note: This program is also approved for up to 5.2 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

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Thursday
Apr 25, 2013
PNSQC Write-A-Thon Meetup

The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference wants you to speak at our conference! We want hear from you about what you're working on. We're accepting abstracts now for speakers for October's conference, and want to work with you to speed up the application process. Come get your questions answered and have some food on us.

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Monday
May 20, 2013
DrupalCon Portland 2013
through Oregon Convention Center

DrupalCon Portland is the official conference of the Drupal community. DrupalCon is a biannual event presented to an ever expanding international audience since Drupal became an open source project in 2001. It's produced by the Drupal Association and a fabulous group of volunteers from across the globe.

The Oregon Convention Center will accommodate the largest gathering of Drupal developers than ever before.

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Thursday
Jun 13, 2013
jQuery Conference Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

The jQuery Conference in Portland 2013 will be jQuery's largest event to date. It's a great opportunity to meet and get to know over 1000 of the world's top jQuery talent.

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PNSQC Author Social
Rose & Thistle Pub

The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference is hosting a gathering for authors, poster presenters, reviewers, conference attendees, and organizers. You can get tips on writing drafts, get any questions answered, meet the software quality community, and converse with other presenters.

Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided for the group.

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Monday
Jun 17, 2013
Open Source Bridge 2013 Volunteer Orientation Sessions
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

If you are volunteering at Open Source Bridge 2013, you need to come to this!

We're holding 2 orientation sessions (1-2:30 pm and 2:30-4pm) today to go over duties and give an updated tour of the venue (many things are new this year). We require that volunteers show up for one of these OSB Volunteer orientations.

In addition, certain volunteer positions require training. For these specialized positions, we will be providing specific training today; please be sure to schedule extra time to attend. Thank you!

Volunteer orientations will be held onsite at the Eliot Center.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities for Open Source Bridge, please visit our website.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 18, 2013
Open Source Bridge 2013
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

Website
Saturday
Jun 22, 2013
IndieWebCamp 2013
through Elemental Technologies

Rather than posting content on many third-party silos of data, we should all begin owning our own data that we're creating. Publish short status updates on your own domain, and syndicate to Twitter. Publish photos on your own domain, syndicate to Flickr, etc, etc.

This is the basis of the "Indie Web" movement. We'll get together for two days to talk about what has been done in the field, and where still needs to be done. There will be workshops and breakout sessions the second day.

RSVP on the IndieWebCamp Wiki

See the full schedule

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Tuesday
Aug 13, 2013
Geeks on Rails to the GROWconf (Portland > Seattle > Vancouver)
through Amtrak Station

GROW is a conference about the future of innovation, growth and entrepreneurship. GROW is a curated environment that brings together technology pioneers, founders, executives, influencers and investors who are passionate about identifying problems worth solving, sharing ideas, building relationships and executing on lessons learned.

“Geeks on Rails” is the best way to meet your new BFFs who are going to GROW. There’s wifi, drinks, food, and 150+ geeks including founders, investors, bloggers, developers, designers, and more. Many of the GROW speakers are also on-board!

Conference tickets and Geeks on Rails tickets are available now!

  • MUST have VALID PASSPORT! We're going to a foreign country.
  • This is a one way ticket. You're responsible for getting yourself home.
  • All tickets are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable due to Amtrak policy.
  • You are responsible for your own transportation to your Vancouver lodging.
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Friday
Sep 6, 2013
TechFestNW
through OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

TechFestNW (formerly known as PDXconf) is designed to celebrate interesting people who are passionate about technology. Who are building a better world. And who value craft over commodity.

The event takes place in conjunction with MusicFestNW, one of the largest independent music festivals in the US. Last year, MFNW attracted acts from up-and-coming artists to bands like Passion Pit, Dinosaur Jr, Silversun Pickups, and Girl Talk. While the inaugural tech event featured speakers from Flipboard, Betaworks, Walmart Labs, GigaOM, Shazam, and Spotify---as well as local favorites like Draplin Design Co, LAIKA, Chirpify, Simple, and Nike.

TFNW will take place September 6-8, 2013, with speakers the 6th and 7th and a hackathon on the 8th. Tech takes place during the day. And music takes place during the night. Creating a true festival atmosphere.

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Monday
Oct 14, 2013
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC)
through World Trade Center

It's not too late to register or volunteer for PNSQC, the Northwest's premier software quality conference. Attend the conference, watch the keynotes, talk to paper and poster presenters, come to the official party.

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Friday
Jan 10, 2014
MapCamp Portland Hackathon!
through ISITE Design

Announcing MapCamp! A 2-day event for mapping enthusiasts in Portland, Oregon.

What is it? A two-day series of presentations and a hackathon at ISITE Design that rewards teams and individuals that make the best use of Portland city data. We'll be providing food, drink, entertainment and some other surprises.

Have a dataset, tool or app to demo? Let us know and we'll include you in Saturday morning's lightning talk lineup!

Why is this going to be awesome?

  • Competitive hackathon with fun prizes in a bunch of categories
  • Talks on interesting new tech/tools/apps from Esri and others
  • Fun surprises!
  • The cozy, conveniently-located confines of ISITE Design and the TiE Pearl Incubator
  • Also, tamales and beer.
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Thursday
Mar 6, 2014
PNSQC 2014 - Let's brainstorm abstract ideas
Decarli restauraunt

Build a bridge to becoming an author and speaker, study and develop ideas in quality engineering, meet other like-minded volunteers.

Please join us for a brainstorming session.

Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided for the group.

(Pacific NW Software Quality Conferences are designed to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. This meeting is the first step in producing content in our own software quality roles and for PNSQC in October 2014.)

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Wednesday
Apr 9, 2014
PNSQC Presents: Kathy Iberle and Lightning Talk Previews of Upcoming 2014 Presentations
Glyph Cafe

PNSQC Presents:

Join PNSQC board members and supporters in downtown Portland at Glyph Cafe on April 9 to discuss our upcoming conference with other software quality advocates. You'll learn how you can get involved in the conference by submitting an abstract proposal. Submission deadline is April 17.

Lean Project Management Specialist Kathy Iberle will give a short talk, and you'll have the chance to sign up to present a Lightning Talk. We're encouraging speakers to turn their talks into abstract proposals for the 2014 conference.

Location: Glyph Cafe - Downtown Portland Date: April 9th, 6:00pm

RSVP's appreciated but all are more than welcome. Event detail questions: email Dwayne at community@pnsqc.org

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Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2014: Women Pioneering Innovation
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology. http://nwrwic.org/ register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-regional-women-in-computing-2014-registration-10400188243?ref=ebtnebregn

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TEDxPortland
Keller Auditorium

Enjoy us for a day filled with inspiration and ideas worth spreading!

14 live talks, 4 TED.com talks, 3 performances, happy hour, and post-event party at Keller Park. Don't miss out!

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Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2014: Women Pioneering Innovation
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2014 conference is the third annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

  • College professionals
  • industry leaders
  • Job seekers
  • STEM/Technology leaders
  • Thought leaders
  • Professors
  • Teachers
  • High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for an early bird special until March 12th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-regional-women-in-computing-2014-registration-10400188243

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Tuesday
Jun 10, 2014
PNSQC Presents: Cultivating Biological Documentation by Juliana Arrighi, and Lightning Talks
Glyph Cafe

Our meetup site.

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Monday
Jun 23, 2014
Open Source Bridge 2014 Volunteer Orientation Sessions
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

If you are volunteering at Open Source Bridge 2014, you need to come to this!

We're holding 2 orientation sessions (1-2:30 pm and 2:30-4pm) today to go over duties and give an updated tour of the venue (many things are new this year). We require that volunteers show up for one of these OSB Volunteer orientations.

In addition, certain volunteer positions require training. For these specialized positions, we will be providing specific training today; please be sure to schedule extra time to attend. Thank you!

Volunteer orientations will be held onsite at the Eliot Center.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities for Open Source Bridge, please visit our website.

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Open Source Bridge 2014 Volunteer Orientation Sessions
Mozilla

If you are volunteering at Open Source Bridge 2014, you need to come to this!

This is our third orientation session (6-7pm) today to go over duties and the map of the event. We require that volunteers show up for one of these OSB Volunteer orientations.

In addition, certain volunteer positions require training. For these specialized positions, we will be providing specific training today; please be sure to schedule extra time to attend. Thank you!

Volunteer orientations will be held onsite at the Eliot Center.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities for Open Source Bridge, please visit our website.

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Tuesday
Jun 24, 2014
Volunteer for Open Source Bridge
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Your software is peer-produced. Why not your conference? Open Source Bridge is pioneered and planned by a team of open source developers and technologists. Join them!

You get free admission to the conference, we get 8 hours of your time (it doesn't have to be all at once).

We need people to help set everything up, organize meals, run speaker sessions, throw a party, pour a few pints, man the hacker lounge, and tear it all down at the end. If any of that sounds like something you could do, sign up here, http://volunteer.opensourcebridge.org

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Open Source Bridge 2014
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share their knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

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Tuesday
Sep 9, 2014
JS.geo
Portland State University

A Geospatial Javascript Conference

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Thursday
Oct 2, 2014
HIMSS Oregon, Annual Fall Conference
Hilton Vancouver Washington

This full day conference offers insights and strategies for Healthcare Systems, Payers, Government Health and Students to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of Healthcare Information Technology.   

From distinguished keynote presentations from key industry leaders, to breakout sessions covering a range of topics ranging from Best Practices, Standards, Industry Trends and Solutions, and Networking Opportunities, this will be an educational conference like no other!    Please join us and reserve your seat to be a part of this event today!  

REGISTRATION FEES: HIMSS Members: 75.00 HIMSS Student Member: 25.00 Non-Member: 100.00

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Tuesday
Feb 10, 2015
Code4Lib 2015
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Code4Lib 2015 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations.

See the conference information and schedule at:http://code4lib.org/conference/2015

Registration is open at: http://c4l2015.eventbrite.com

For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit http://code4lib.org/about/.

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Thursday
Apr 2, 2015
PNSQC 2015 Program Committee Meeting
Cambia Health Solutions

Help plan the 2015 Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference! -- Review paper abstracts -- Review papers and coach authors -- Reach out to new authors and presenters -- Define conference tracks -- Broaden the range of presenters and participants

Contact Timothy.Farley@cambiahealth.com for more details.

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Saturday
Apr 18, 2015
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2015 conference is the fourth annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

College professionals
industry leaders
Job seekers
STEM/Technology leaders
Thought leaders
Professors
Teachers
High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for the event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2015-tickets-15378773325?ref=ebtnebregn

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Tuesday
Jun 23, 2015
Open Source Bridge 2015
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers' and makers' conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share our knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

The call for talks will open in January 2015 and we welcome talks from first-time and experienced speakers!

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Saturday
Jun 27, 2015
Devsigner 2015 Conference
through PNCA : Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

The Devsigner 2015 Conference provides a time and place for designers and coders to gather, exchange ideas, learn from one another, broaden skill-sets, and interact with the local design community. Sessions will range from non-tech subjects (e.g. architecture) to highly technical implementation. We expect a full house of talented, top-notch professionals and are excited to be one of the first events held in the newly renovated Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design in Old Town Portland.

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Saturday
Oct 10, 2015
PyDX Community Python Conference
through White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

Join your friends in the Cascadia Python community for two days of learning and connection. Meet new people and learn about the interesting Pythonic work being done around here. Make the Pacific Northwest an even better place to be a Python programmer.

Keynotes, fantastic speakers, and price of ticket includes a BoF dinner on Saturday.

Tickets available through the PyDX website! And can be bought at the door.

Check out the schedule too.

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Monday
Oct 12, 2015
Pacific NW Software Quality Conference
through World Trade Center

PNSQC has a strong Pacific Northwest region attendance profile with a substantial proportion of national and international presenters and invited speakers.

The conference attracts a diverse audience and is considered a “must attend” event for software product managers, quality professionals, Agilists, managers, contractors, consultants, customers, developer-testers, tester-developers, and maintenance engineers.

PNSQC Mission: Enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software.

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Monday
Nov 2, 2015
View Source Conference
through Gerding Theater at the Armory

Build the web of tomorrow, today. At View Source you’ll be inspired by what’s to come. Join us and learn to build a web that’s more powerful, accessible, and secure using modern techniques that work today and will thrive tomorrow. We learn best from each other, so View Source will provide plenty of time and space for interaction and conversation. In addition to awesome talks, there will be an ongoing hacking space, demos, and group discussions, as well as fun evening activities.

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Ignite at View Source
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Our next Ignite in PDX will be at View Source Conference November 2nd 2015. Come hear what speakers are passionate about – cool ideas, hacks, lessons, and “war stories.” Tickets are available for both the conference (which includes Ignite) or just Ignite event. Reception to follow afterwards.

$15 Tickets https://ti.to/mdn/view-source-2015

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Thursday
Mar 10, 2016
Interface Portland
Oregon Convention Center

It’s critical to stay current with the technology that runs your organization and secures your operational infrastructure. INTERFACE addresses these IT issues through informative, non-sales oriented, educational seminars customized to the specific needs of the local business community. Using case studies and best practice examples, these exhibitor-presented sessions offer you the solutions needed to address your technology challenges and achieve your organizational goals.

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Friday
Mar 11, 2016
LOPSA Cascadia IT Conference
through Hotel Deca

Are you looking to increase your system or network administration skills? Would you like to get some professional development training from the leaders in the field? If so, please check out Cascadia IT Conference (http://casitconf.org) happening on March 11th and 12th in Seattle, WA for some incredible training opportunities including classes such as:

Time Management by Thomas Limoncelli author of "The Practice of Cloud System Administration", " Time Management for System Administrators", and "The Practice of System and Network Administration".

Deep Packet Inspection with Wireshark by Mike Pennacchi who has been ranked as a top instructor at Interop many times since 1997.

Myth Busting the Network Layer by Stuart Kendrick who is an expert in hands on classes where attendees do not want to leave for breaks.

Automation Tools Bootcamp by Tyler Fitch who is a member of Chef's Customer Engineering Team.

Check out http://casitconf.org/casitconf16/schedule/ for a full schedule of classes and talks by industry leaders and writers. The deadline for early bird discounts is Feb 28th so sign up today at http://casitconf.org/casitconf16/register-now/ for some of the best IT training and professional development in the Pacific Northwest.

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Saturday
May 28, 2016
PyCon 2016
through Oregon Convention Center

PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyCon is organized by the Python community for the community. We try to keep registration far cheaper than most comparable technology conferences, to make PyCon accessible to the widest group possible. PyCon is a diverse conference dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience to everyone. Our code of conduct is intended to help everyone maintain the PyCon spirit. We thank all attendees and staff for observing it.

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2016
Open Source Bridge 2016
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developers' and makers' conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share our knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

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Saturday
Aug 6, 2016
Devsigner 2016
through University Place Hotel

The Devsigner 2016 Conference provides a time and place for designers and coders to gather, exchange ideas, learn from one another, broaden skill-sets, and interact with the local design community. Sessions will range from non-tech subjects (e.g. architecture) to highly technical implementation. This year will feature fewer sessions and more time to mingle, including a mixer Saturday evening.

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Friday
Sep 23, 2016
2016 Portland Creative Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory

The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

Purchase Tickets: Eventbrite

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Saturday
Oct 1, 2016
PyDX Community Python Conference
through White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

Join your friends in the Cascadia Python community for two days of learning and connection. Meet new people and learn about the interesting Pythonic work being done around here. Make the Pacific Northwest an even better place to be a Python programmer.

Keynotes, fantastic speakers, and price of ticket includes a BoF dinner on Saturday.

Tickets available through the PyDX website! And can be bought at the door.

Check out the schedule too.

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Friday
Oct 7, 2016
Affect Conf
through Ziba Design - Auditorium

Affect is a new 2-day event about the work and design behind social good. It's part regular conference, with speaker talks, and part volunteering sessions, in which you'll get to head to local nonprofits and help out for half a day.


Program:

Ijeoma Oluo (The Establishment):
Opening Keynote

Deep Shah:
Healing Heathcare and Healing Yourself

Jessica Tate (ThinkShout)
Fighting Internet Censorship with Multi-cultural Design

Kahlief Adams (Spawn on Me):
Spawn4Good: A Lesson in Activist Gaming

Alfie Padilla (Pixel Arts):
Non-Binary Genders: A Queer and Practical Revolution

Amelia Abreu (Abreu Consulting):
Towards an Ethics of Care for Technology

Justin Kemerling:
Six Years of #NOKXL Design

Molly McLeod (Code for America):
Public Service Design: How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community

Liz Susong (Catalyst Wed Co):
When Wedding Media and Feminist Politics Meet

De Nichols (Civic Creatives):
Designing in Times of Social Conflict & Transition

Nadia Gathers (CODE2040):
Fatigue: on Burnout


Volunteering

Choose between helping out with p:ear, the Welcome Home Coalition/#Yes4Homes campaign, or Hack Oregon!


Tickets available at: https://affectconf.com/register

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Thursday
Oct 13, 2016
3rd Annual Manufacturers Summit
Tinitron

Join startup and seasoned manufacturers for networking, skill development, and learning at the Hillsboro Chamber's 3rd Annual Manufacturers Summit. This is not an expo. Companies troubleshoot challenges in 5 engaging mini-roundtables facilitated by an expert. Roundtables are each 25 minutes and topics include:

1) R&D Tax Credits 2) Strategic Leadership Planning 3) Online/Social Media Marketing for Manufacturers 4) Streamlining Operations through Affordable Tech 5) Planning for Changes in Government Policies

Our keynote is Adrian Allen, Co-Founder and Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in England, which provided the basis for Oregon's $7.5 million Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center to open in Scappoose in 2017.

The Summit includes breakfast, lunch, keynote, networking, resource packet and hands-on learning exercises. Admission is $50 by 10/3!

Please note this is a manufacturers only event. Registration is required.

For questions, contact Aimee Sukol at AimeeS@hillchamber.org.

Sponsored by: Jones & Roth, CPAs, Applied Materials, Software Technologies, and Tinitron

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Saturday
Oct 15, 2016
ChickTech Presents: Developer Bootcamp Summit Sponsored by Amazon
Amazon Galaxy Campus

The tech industry in Seattle is booming with the salary of a Developer averaging $95K per year. If you’re considering pursuing a career as a Developer, now is the time! Discover how to acquire the skills needed to jump start your career.

If you are interested in learning more about what it takes to become a developer, join us on Saturday, October 15th for ChickTech’s Developer Bootcamp Summit. During this event you will have the opportunity to speak one on one with a representative from some of the top developer bootcamps in Seattle to obtain information on the programs offered and admission process. You’ll also gain insight from current students, program graduates and well-established developers within the community.

This free event is geared towards people that are interested in transitioning or starting a career as a Developer. Space is limited, please RSVP only if you plan on attending. Follow the event at #DBCSummit

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Thursday
Mar 30
GameStorm 19
through Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

The event features a game library with over 1000 titles and enough space for anyone and everyone to play to their heart's content.

Attendees may choose from organized events, open tabletop play, game lab design programming, LARP, tabletop RPG's, LAN games, miniatures, console games, panels and guest activities, and other fun stuff.

Memberships are available in advance via the website or may be purchased at the door. There are no individual event registration fees; admission is all-inclusive.

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Saturday
Apr 8
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Jones Farm Campus (JFCC Auditorium)

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2017 conference will focus on Internet Security in Our Evolving World. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

College professionals, Industry leaders, Tech job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian), Register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2017-tickets-27733352203,

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Tuesday
Jun 20
Open Source Bridge 2017
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developer and maker conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share our knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

For our 9th year, we’re changing things up a little, given the political, cultural, and economic crossroads we find ourselves at right now. We’ve added a new track to explore how activists are using technology, how open source communities are supporting activists, and how other open source and activist communities intersect. To encourage new connections, we’re also holding a project night in the Hacker Lounge to partner with community groups and individual projects looking for new contributors and adding a Community Organizer track to our Friday Unconference day.

2017 keynotes

  • Nicole Sanchez (VP of Social Impact @ GitHub)
  • Emily Gorcenski (Senior Data Scientist @ Simple)
  • Walé Ogundipé (Software Engineer @ Avvo)

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Organizing Community Events 101
The Eliot Center

Looking to engage or recruit donors, volunteers, ambassadors, or community partners in person? Want tips on how to make things run more smoothly? Get potential advocates excited to come to your community event.

Join us as Melissa Chavez (core organizer of many nonprofit events over the years, including tech conferences Open Source Bridge, PNSQC, PyDX, and Portland VegFest) shares tools, and how to plan community events.

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Thursday
Jul 27
Code For Good
through Reed College

Code for Good is a new annual event based in Portland where Python programmers from all over the globe get together for a long weekend to build projects that help our communities. In 2017 the event will take place in Portland, OR, at Reed College. Participants stay in on-site dorms; hacking and socializing takes place in communal areas. Join us this year just for the fun of giving back!

Attendees will split into teams and work on projects for organizations like Free Geek, Sisters of the Road Cafe, and Know Your City. Registration is $150 and scholarships are available. We provide housing, food, and evening activities.

While we are focusing on Python, we'd love for Javascript folks and people with design or UX skills too! We're open to all skill levels.

Code For Good is a registered non-profit and all sales go 100% to running the event.

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Wednesday
Sep 6
nginx.conf 2017
through The Nines Hotel

nginx.conf is an annual conference for technical professionals who are passionate about modern application development and delivery.

This three-day conference will bring together users and customers alike for hands-on learning, direct access to NGINX experts, and thought-provoking presentations about best practices and techniques in application architecture and infrastructure, including microservices, DevOps, cloud, and containers.

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Friday
Sep 15
Affect Conf 2017
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Affect Conf is a 2-day community conference examining the work, design, and culture of social change. To keep the emphasis on action, Affect also includes a Group Volunteering Half Day for attendees to directly help out local nonprofits.

This year: join us for our second-ever event on Sept 15 and 16 to go behind the scenes of social impact projects like 5 Calls, Code for America's Clear My Record, and We Read Too and get primers on social issues like intersectional disability justice and small-scale wealth redistribution.

Our keynotes Sydette Harry (@Blackamazon) and Shaun Lau (@NoTotally) will bookend Affect. Tickets are available via: https://affectconf.com/register


At Affect, we work hard to prioritize accessibility and will have:

onsite childcare
a quiet room
live CART captioning
ASL interpreters
reserved seating
all-gender restrooms (multi-stall and one single stall)
wheelchair-accessible paths

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Friday
Sep 22
Devsigner Conference 2017
through University Place Hotel & Convention Center

Join us in Portland, OR, for our 4th year of inspirational sessions and educational workshops, cross-pollinating our diverse community of creatives, developers and front-end engineers.

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Tuesday
Oct 3
Nonprofit Tech Roundup: Digital Strategy
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

This is your opportunity to learn about effective strategies for creating engaging content on your website and across the web, designing and evaluating digital campaigns with social media and email marketing, and integrating your online efforts to maximize participation and donations.

Technology will continue to change and the nonprofit sector cannot afford to be left behind. This two-day conference will educate, inspire, and prepare nonprofit professionals to implement or advance their organizational digital strategies, and campaigns. Attendees will participate in educational sessions and hands-on workshops, and have the opportunity to networ

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