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Monday
Oct 27, 2008
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come join us for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Nov 17, 2008
FMCAD 2008 (Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design)
through Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown

Important Dates

Early Registration Deadline: October 14, 2008 Hotel Registration Deadline: October 18, 2008

Conference Overview

FMCAD 2008 is the eighth in a series of conferences on the theory and application of formal methods in hardware and system design and verification. In 2005, the bi-annual FMCAD and sister conference CHARME decided to merge to form an annual conference with a unified community. The resulting unified FMCAD provides a leading international forum to researchers and practitioners in academia and industry for presenting and discussing groundbreaking methods, technologies, theoretical results, and tools for formally reasoning about computing systems, as well as open challenges therein.

Local Information

The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites (Downtown) in Portland, Oregon. We have negotiated a special rate with the hotel for conference attendees. Please book early to secure the reduced rate. For details, please see the conference web page. A dinner cruise on the Willamette River is planned.

Technical Program

The technical program is available at the conference web page. It includes 2 invited keynotes, 4 invited tutorials, 24 regular papers, 4 short papers, and 2 panels.

Keynotes


o Ken McMillan (Cadence): Interpolation -- Theory and Applications o Carl Seger (Intel): Formal Methods and Physical Design: Match Made in Heaven or Fools' Paradise?

Tutorials


o Kevin Jones (Rambus): Analog and Mixed Signal Verification: The State of the Art and some Open Problems o Moshe Levinger (IBM): Building a Bridge: From Pre-Silicon Verification to Post-Silicon Validation o Byron Cook (Microsoft): Computing Bounds on Space and Time for Hardware Compilation. o David Hardin (Rockwell Collins): Considerations in the Design and Verification of Microprocessors for Safety-Critical and Security-Critical Applications.

Panels


o High Level Design and ESL: Who Cares? o The Future of Formal: Academic, IC, EDA, and Software Perspectives

Sponsors

    Sponsored by: IEEE CEDA

In cooperation with: ACM SIGDA Financial support: Cadence, Galois, IBM, Intel, NEC, Synopsys

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Monday
Oct 25, 2010
Open Source Hardware Users Group discussion
Backspace

There are people who get really excited about building hardware and Open Source. There are a few holes in the stack, and as a community we can get started on fundamental tools that will make things easier for all of us. Some topics that came up in the session on Saturday.

The tools for programming FPGA's are all proprietary let's design an open source FPGA, most of the patents are running out soon.

There are open source 3d modeling tools, but will they tell you where the center of gravity of your amature rocket is? That's an important thing to know when it passes mach 1.

Radio is awesome.

Look for an "Art of Community" book, or a tshirt that says "free as in freedom" amongst the dorkbot crowd to find the discussion. Don't worry if you miss this meeting there isn't even a listserv up yet it's a meeting of convenience as many of the people from Saturday's discussion are going to be at DorkBot anyways.

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Sunday
Feb 27, 2011
Dorkbot Workshop -- Open Lab
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Please join us on the last Sunday of the month for one or more of these opportunities to learn. This may change somewhat given schedule conflicts withe PNCA which has graciously hosted these classes for the last 3 years. I will be at the open lab Sunday and would like to discuss what could be done to make the workshops and workshop schedule better serve the community.

The PNCA workshops are at the Pacific Nortwest College of Art (1241 NW Johnson St.) from 1-5 in the afternoon, usually in room 205.

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Tuesday
Mar 15, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: Release your hardware hacker potential with gEDA
Free Geek

March PLUG Advanced Topics:

Embedded Hardware Developer Eric Thompson

Release your hardware hacker potential with gEDA

This session will take you step-by-step through the process of creating an actual printed circuit board using the gEDA suite of electronic design automation tools. From schematic to gerber files, you can do all with the open source tools in gEDA.

The gEDA project is a full GPL’d suite of electronic design automation tools. The suite includes tools for schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlist creation, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.

This session will cover: - Drawing a block diagram - Creating parts and drawing a schematic - Netlist creation and import into the printed circuit board tool - Layout of the printed circuit board - Outputting gerber files - Design verification - How to have your printed circuit board built

This session will be presented for the beginner and will assume no previous hardware experience. gEDA website: http://www.gpleda.org/

7PM Tuesday, March 15th at Free Geek: 1731 SE 10TH AVE

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Sunday
Mar 27, 2011
Dorkbot Workshop -- Focused Workshop: Physical Computing With Midi
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

FEE: $35

Please join us on the last Sunday of the month for one or more of these opportunities to learn. This may change somewhat given schedule conflicts withe PNCA which has graciously hosted these classes for the last 3 years. I will be at the open lab Sunday and would like to discuss what could be done to make the workshops and workshop schedule better serve the community.

The PNCA workshops are at the Pacific Nortwest College of Art (1241 NW Johnson St.) from 1-5 in the afternoon, usually in room 205.

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Sunday
May 1, 2011
Dorkbot Workshop -- Arduino Cult Induction
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

FEE: $35

Please join us on the last Sunday of the month for one or more of these opportunities to learn. This may change somewhat given schedule conflicts withe PNCA which has graciously hosted these classes for the last 3 years. I will be at the open lab Sunday and would like to discuss what could be done to make the workshops and workshop schedule better serve the community.

The PNCA workshops are at the Pacific Nortwest College of Art (1241 NW Johnson St.) from 1-5 in the afternoon, usually in room 205.

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Sunday
May 29, 2011
Dorkbot Workshop -- Focused Workshop: Audio Synthesis
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

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A unique, free workshop geared at teaching sound synthesis fundamentals as explored and demonstrated through Pure Data.

Fascinated by orgies of towering analog synthesizes from the 60s? Mesmerized by how computers can generate sound that offends and elates? In this causal yet intense session, we will cover the basics of audio signal theory while exploring the common techniques and tricks used by sound designers and synth builders.

We will progressively cover theories/techniques from the ground up, so no formal experience is required. We will make some noise.

When?

Sunday, May 29, 2011 1-5pm PST

Where?

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) Room 205, Portland, OR, US

Participants should bring:

  • A mac/linux/windows laptop with a functioning Pd installation.
  • A basic/rudimentary knowledge of Pd
  • Headphones
  • An eagerness to learn, develop, and share!

The Pd synthesis workshop is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Seating is limited (to about 30) on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The PNCA workshops are at the Pacific Nortwest College of Art (1241 NW Johnson St.) from 1-5 in the afternoon, usually in room 205.

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Sunday
Jun 26, 2011
Dorkbot Workshop -- Focused Workshop: Surface Mount
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Cost: $8

Please register by emailing jim at jimeastman dot com

Learn how to work with surface mount technologies. This workshop is suitable for newcomers to SMT as well as more experienced hobbyists who are looking for a reliable method for building projects using SMT. We will cover the basics of surface mount parts and the tools necessary to work efficiently with them, including a temperature controlled hot plate reflow system which you can build. And we will offer a hands on build session where you will go through all the steps in populating a PCB with parts and doing the reflow soldering process to end up with a working project.

No tools or prior experience is required although, if possible, please bring a soldering iron, some type of magnifier (reading glasses, visor, etc), a desk or work lamp and a good pair of fine point tweezers. We will have some tools available to use during the workshop.

You will get a circuit board and parts kit for use during the class that is yours to keep.

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Sunday
Jul 31, 2011
Dorkbot Workshop -- Arduino Cult Induction
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

FEE: $35

This is a an opportunity for 20-30 people to build their own arduino compatible "Dorkboard", A complete microprocessor based development environment which is very popular with artists and other creative people. Tempus Dictum and DorkbotPDX have put together a kit and a programmer as a local resource at a very low cost. This seminar is to walk you through putting one together and programming it.

You Bring

-A laptop -A soldering iron (20-30W Pencil type) -A standard (not mini) usb cable (A->B) -A pair of dikes (wire cutters/nippers) -$35

You will get

-A duce usb to serial programmer -A Dorkboard! (an Arduino clone) Kit -An introduction to the Arduino and microcontrollers in an artists setting -Help when you need it -To know that what you built worked at least once

How do I rsvp? Via paypal -- Select the session on the TDI Products page: (http://tempusdictum.com/tdproducts.html)

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Sunday
Nov 6, 2011
Dorkbot Workshop -- Arduino Cult Induction
Free Geek

FEE: $35

This is a an opportunity for 20-30 people to build their own arduino compatible "Dorkboard", A complete microprocessor based development environment which is very popular with artists and other creative people. Suspect Devices and DorkbotPDX have put together a kit and a programmer as a local resource at a very low cost. This seminar is to walk you through putting one together and programming it.

You Bring

-A laptop

-A soldering iron (20-30W Pencil type)

-A standard (not mini) usb cable (A->B)

-A pair of dikes (wire cutters/nippers)

You will get

-A duce usb to serial programmer

-A Dorkboard! (an Arduino clone) Kit

-An introduction to the Arduino and microcontrollers in an artists setting

-Help when you need it

-To know that what you built worked at least once

How do I rsvp?

Via paypal -- Select the session on the TDI Products page: http://tempusdictum.com/tdproducts.html

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Thursday
Nov 10, 2011
New Tech Society Happy Hour!
Thirsty Lion

RSVP here: http://events.linkedin.com/New-Tech-Society-Happy-Hour/pub/836765

Hey Folks!

The group is growing and we're excited for everyone to once again have a chance to connect in person. Join us for the New Tech Society happy hour. It's just around the corner:

Please bring your friends--the more the merrier! Totally low-pressure and casual--be yourself!

We can't say that we are giving away free ipads or iphones, but we are generously gifting a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

Looking forward to seeing you!

The NTS Crew

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Thursday
Nov 17, 2011
Galois Tech Talk: Candid experiences from a hardware startup
Galois, Inc

Presented by Eric Migicovsky.

Hardware is hard. At least that's what people always say. Building a hardware startup requires a broad base of technical knowledge, from electronics and manufacturing experience to aesthetic and interface design. But Eric Migicovsky chose to start a hardware company after graduating from engineering because he wanted to see something he designed become a physical reality.

inPulse is a $150 hackable Bluetooth smartwatch. It connects to your smartphone and displays notifications like incoming emails, calls, and calendar alerts right on your wrist. After launching an SDK, 3rd party developers have started to create apps for inPulse.

In his talk, Eric will share some honest stories and anecdotes from various stages of product development. He'll also talk about the costs, timeframes and failure modes of hardware startups.

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Friday
Jan 6, 2012
BYTE ME 2012 - A Showcase of Technological Art
Launch Pad Gallery

2012 is a year filled with anticipation... Will our planet come to a sudden end? Will the world economy crumble? Will Obama get re-elected? Who knows? Does anyone care? BYTE ME, 2012 can take your mind off of all these difficult questions and perhaps even answer some of them for you.

The event showcases installations and artwork by Portland artists Libbey White, Donald Delmar Davis, Jonas Nash, and Cameron Adamez that highlight the use of technology in different ways.

The centerpiece is the world premiere of the installation T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction), created by Sean Hathaway, with music by Carlos Severe Marcelin. This large work features 80 customized Teddy Ruxpin dolls wired together, delivering real-time emotional content from the internet based on the Emotion Wheel developed by the psychologist Robert Plutchik. The work uses speech engines and lighting to deliver a seamless and continuous conversation between the animated dolls who have had their motherboards replaced by the custom board designed for this piece by the creator. Interactive real-time input can also be done by the audience through text messaging or an on-site TED software application.

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Thursday
Jan 12, 2012
Galois Tech Talk (3/3 next week!): On deadlock verification in micro-architectural models of communication fabrics.
Galois, Inc

Presented by Julien Schmaltz.

Communication fabrics constitute an important challenge for the design and verification of multicore architectures. To enable their formal analysis, micro-architectural models have been proposed as an efficient abstraction capturing the high-level structure of designs. Micro-architectural models also include a representation of the protocols using the communication fabrics. This combination of different aspects in a single model is crucial for deadlock verification. Deadlocks emerge or are prevented in this combination: a system with a deadlock-free communication network combined with a deadlock-free protocol may have deadlocks or a system with a network with deadlocks combined with a deadlock-free protocol may be deadlock-free. This combination also makes the verification problem more complicated. We will present an algorithm for efficient deadlock verification in micro-architectural models. We will discuss the limitations of this approach and point to future research direction. An important future application of our methodology is the verification of cache coherency at the level of micro-architectures.

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

Ever notice how fragmented the Portland tech community is? We did—and we’re doing something about it!

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet for one night a month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

Join us!

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Saturday
Jan 28, 2012
Arduino Cult Induction
Free Geek

FEE: $35

This is a an opportunity for 20-30 people to build their own arduino compatible "Dorkboard", A complete microprocessor based development environment which is very popular with artists and other creative people. Suspect Devices and DorkbotPDX have put together a kit and a programmer as a local resource at a very low cost. This seminar is to walk you through putting one together and programming it.

You Bring

  • A laptop
  • A soldering iron (20-30W Pencil type)
  • A standard (not mini) usb cable (A->B)
  • A pair of dikes (wire cutters/nippers)

You will get

  • A duce usb to serial programmer
  • A Dorkboard! (an Arduino clone) Kit
  • An introduction to the Arduino and microcontrollers in an artists setting
  • Help when you need it
  • To know that what you built worked at least once

How do I rsvp?

Via paypal: http://suspectdevices.com/workshops.html

Website
Thursday
Mar 22, 2012
New Tech Society - March Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other's company.

(RSVP here: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6)

If you have a need--be it solving a technical problem, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, please join us.

This month, we will be compiling a "haves and wants" matrix, so we can help make meaningful introductions at our event. Feel free to email us about what you have to offer or need to find so we can add it to our list. We'll release it to the group before the happy hour.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself. It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6

See you there! -The NTS Crew

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Saturday
May 19, 2012
Arduino Cult Induction
Free Geek

FEE: $35

This is a an opportunity for 20-30 people to build their own arduino compatible "Dorkboard", A complete microprocessor based development environment which is very popular with artists and other creative people. Suspect Devices and DorkbotPDX have put together a kit and a programmer as a local resource at a very low cost. This seminar is to walk you through putting one together and programming it.

You Bring

  • A laptop
  • A soldering iron (20-30W Pencil type)
  • A standard (not mini) usb cable (A->B)
  • A pair of dikes (wire cutters/nippers)

You will get

  • A duce usb to serial programmer
  • A Dorkboard! (an Arduino clone) Kit
  • An introduction to the Arduino and microcontrollers in an artists setting
  • Help when you need it
  • To know that what you built worked at least once

How do I rsvp?

Via paypal: http://suspectdevices.com/workshops.html

Website
Saturday
Jul 28, 2012
Wearable Computing Hackathon
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

Come make wearable heads up displays! Event will break for happy hour at the Lotus at 4, then more hacking will go into the night as we see fit. MyVu glasses, twiddler, and Bluetooth video cameras will be provided. Bring your own electronics!

Sunday
Jul 29, 2012
Women's Arduino Cult Induction
Free Geek

FEE: $35

This is a an opportunity for women lead by women to build their own arduino compatible "Dorkboard" - a complete microprocessor based development environment which is very popular with artists and other creative people. Suspect Devices and DorkbotPDX have put together a kit and a programmer as a local resource at a very low cost. This seminar is to walk you through putting one together and programming it.

You Bring

  • A laptop
  • A soldering iron (20-30W Pencil type)
  • A standard (not mini) usb cable (A->B)
  • A pair of dikes (wire cutters/nippers)

You will get

  • A usb to serial programmer
  • A Dorkboard! (an Arduino clone) Kit
  • An introduction to the Arduino and microcontrollers in an artists setting
  • Help when you need it
  • To know that what you built worked at least once

How do I rsvp?

Via paypal: http://suspectdevices.com/blahg/workshops/

Website
Saturday
Sep 15, 2012
Portland Mini Maker Faire
through OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Portland Mini Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly showcase of creativity and cool technology, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It's inspiring, stimulating, and fun for all ages.

Maker Faire is a weekend filled with an incredible variety of exhibits, talks, demonstrations, and performances bridging arts, crafts, science and engineering—many of them hands-on and all of them engaging. Maker Faire is a reflection of our community at its very best.

Bring your whole family and enjoy a full day at the inaugural Portland Mini Maker Faire!

Cost: $12 adults, $8 youth (3-13) and seniors (63+)

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Tuesday
Oct 23, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion Pub in Tigard

The New Tech Society was founded in the Fall of 2011 to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

If you have a need--be it solving a technical issue, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, join us.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself!

It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP on Linkedin, please.

See you there!

-The NTS Crew

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Saturday
Nov 10, 2012
Arduino Cult Induction
Free Geek

FEE: $35

This is a an opportunity for 20-30 people to build their own arduino compatible "Dorkboard", a complete microprocessor based development environment which is very popular with artists and other creative people. Suspect Devices and DorkbotPDX have put together a kit and a programmer as a local resource at a very low cost. This seminar is to walk you through putting one together and programming it.

You Bring

  • A laptop
  • A soldering iron (20-30W Pencil type)
  • A standard (not mini) usb cable (A->B)
  • A pair of dikes (wire cutters/nippers)

You will get

  • An Eisenhower USB to serial programmer
  • A Dorkboard! (an Arduino clone) Kit
  • An introduction to the Arduino and microcontrollers in an artists setting
  • Help when you need it
  • To know that what you built worked at least once

How do I RSVP?

Via PayPal: http://suspectdevices.com/workshops

Website
Friday
Jan 4, 2013
BYTE ME 2013 - Annual Exposition of Technological Art
AFRU Gallery

We here at AFRU are gearing up for Byte Me! 2013. It was a great show last year and we hope to make it bigger and better for this year. If you are not familiar with Byte Me! it is our annual exposition of technical art. So, what is ‘Technical Art’ exactly? For the context of Byte Me we are defining it as artwork whose inspiration, medium, design or execution would be prohibitively difficult if not impossible to realize without the aid of or direct incorporation of technology. The goal of this show is to not only exhibit a narrow but emergent sub section of artwork but also to foster a larger and tighter community of geeky-artists and artistic-nerds.

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Saturday
Feb 9, 2013
Arduino Cult Induction
Free Geek

FEE: $35

This is a an opportunity for 20-30 people to build their own arduino compatible "Dorkboard", a complete microprocessor based development environment which is very popular with artists and other creative people. Suspect Devices and DorkbotPDX have put together a kit and a programmer as a local resource at a very low cost. This seminar is to walk you through putting one together and programming it.

You Bring

  • A laptop
  • A soldering iron (20-30W Pencil type)
  • A standard (not mini) usb cable (A->B)
  • A pair of dikes (wire cutters/nippers)

You will get

  • A Duce USB to serial programmer
  • A Dorkboard! (an Arduino clone) Kit
  • An introduction to the Arduino and microcontrollers in an artists setting
  • Help when you need it
  • To know that what you built worked at least once

How do I RSVP?

Via PayPal: http://suspectdevices.com/workshops

Website
Thursday
Jun 6, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting: Hacking on the Beagle Bone Black
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Hacking on the new Beagle Bone Black

Description:

Russell recently spent some time working on porting a house-monitoring system from the Beagle Bone (an $89 embedded, ARM-based, I/O rich device running linux http://beagleboard.org/) to the new Beagle Bone Black, a $45 device which is faster, includes video and 2G of onboard flash. The sensors required a one-wire bus, one of which the original Beagle Bone had configured out of the box. The Beagle Bone Black had none. This talk is a description of what it took to get one-wire (specifically w1-gpio) going with his own custom "cape" (a daughter-board for the Beagle Bone).

Biography:

Russell Senior has been a GNU/Linux user for over 20 years, since the 0.99plN days, using it both recreationally and professionally as a research programmer/scientific data analyst. Since 2005, Russell has become involved as a principal volunteer with the Personal Telco Project (https://personaltelco.net), during which he has worked on embedded systems, primarily network routers. He contributes to the development and improvement of the OpenWrt project. In the last couple years, he has worked on monitoring systems involving Arduino and, since last year, the Beagle Bone and has learned a bit about the Angstrom distribution of linux for embedded devices.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Wednesday
Jun 19, 2013
Crowdfunding Workshop (and Beer!)
ADX

Come see why Core 77 says “Crowd Supply is Kickstarter for product designers.”

Join Crowd Supply, Portland’s own crowdfunding platform, on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8:30PM at ADX to learn about crowdfunding and launching your product.

Crowd Supply's Director of Projects (and ADX member) Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding your product. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment. The Crowd Supply team will be on hand to talk with you about crowdfunding in general and answer your specific questions.

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Monday
Jul 15, 2013
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Thursday
Jul 25, 2013
PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Welcome to the PDX Mobile Workgroup

If you develop software or hardware for mobile devices but work alone, then this group is for you. Come join us and get involved with others doing similar work. Share ideas, get help, and have some fun while getting realistic encouragement.

The group is informal and beginners are welcome. Visit our Google Group page to learn more.

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Saturday
Jul 27, 2013
International NodeBots Day 2013--PDX
Cloudability

This is not a hackathon. There will be no prizes other than the satisfaction of making something awesome! There will be very little in the way of talks. We're going to get together, collaborate and hack. This is more NodeConf SummerCamp than NodeConf. Sharing. Enjoying each other's company. Learning and exploring. And JavaScript. Lots of JavaScript.

We want to show that node is an all-purpose, fun tool by showing its potential with hardware. How? By bringing together those interested in node and hardware hacking, and giving them an open space to hack, collaborate, learn, and share their results with others.

What Cool Stuff can I do? Checkout the Johnny-Five examples for some examples of cool stuff to do with Node and Arduino.

For more info on NodeBots and preparing yourself for the ensuing awesomeness: http://nodebots.io/

Please REGISTER at https://tito.io/pdxnode/nodebotsday

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Thursday
Sep 5, 2013
PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come join other mobile engineers to work on personal projects. Details are available at:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-mobile-workgroup

Location may change last minute, so check group site for last minute updates.

Beginners are Welcome to attend.

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Tuesday
Sep 17, 2013
From Idea to Funding: Launching Your Project on Crowd Supply
NedSpace on 5th

Been toying with crowdfunding your latest project? Crowd Supply Co-Founder and Director of Projects, Josh Lifton, will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding a wide variety of products. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment. Come see why Core 77 says “Crowd Supply is Kickstarter for product designers.” Join us for this free event on Tuesday, September 17 from 5:30 to 7:30PM at NedSpace 1400 SW 5th Ave., Third Floor (the Fifth Avenue Building) between Columbia and Clay.

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Thursday
Sep 26, 2013
PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Visit the group site for details. See the entry under Thursday Sept 26th

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Tuesday
Nov 19, 2013
Thing Tuesday
Puppet

Internet Of Things Portland

Thing Tuesday CHRISTMAS EDITION!!!! :-)

It's that time again for Thing Tuesday on November the 19th, at the offices of our gracious hosts, Puppet Labs.

The Internet of Things is technology driven but it's greatest impact will be cultural. Who better to lead our last conversation of 2013 than those who are able to create meaning from chaos and beauty in the mundane - The Designers.

This is the Christmas "Design Issue" - we get three local designers / creatives to give us their perspective on what the future holds...

Our Speakers on Nov 19th:

Roberto Tagliabue - Jawbone Noah Di Julio - Ziba Design Nilesh Ashra - W+K Lodge ( Wieden and Kennedy Innovation Team)

And one uber technologist to tell us what he is doing hacking Drop Cam's to spot Santa Claus...

Short Talk: Michael Jones - Grinch Cam: Dropcam Hacks

Not to be missed and the last time y'all will get to hang out together until January, so make sure you get put this in your calendar and drag a friend or two along as well and if you are able to, bring a show and tell project along...

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Wednesday
Nov 20, 2013
ChickTech Beginner Arduino Workshop
through Jama South

Nov 20, 5:30-8:30 Nov 21, 5:30-8:30

Come learn how to make a simple project with hardware!! No experience necessary.

$50, which pays for the hardware and food; if you have your own hardware, $20. Scholarships available. Limit 30, so sign up soon! Also, if you're interested in volunteering, let us know.

We'd love to start an group of women who meet monthly to continue working on their projects, and/or to go to different hardware groups and events together!

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Friday
Dec 6, 2013
Hardware Hacking Night
Flux - Plastic Fantastics Website
Thursday
Jan 16, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
Crowd Supply

This is a group for anyone interested in hardware startups. What that means, if you are involved with building products that you can touch and feel, then this group is for you. It could be electronics, teddy bears, plastics, you name it, if it is a physical product you belong here. The intent is to bring together like-mined entrepreneurs, tinkerers, industry experts, and others so that we can form a network where you can find the expertise and resources to help make your products happen.

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Wednesday
Apr 9, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

The next meetup is April 9th from 6:30-8:00. Come ready to share what you are working on, I'll have a sign up sheet at the door for your two minute demo.

If you are working on a project, have an idea and would like some help, or would like to help someone else, please come ready to share. Each demo gets 2 minutes, no projector, no slides, just you and the room.

Directions: It can be tricky getting to the building, if you've never been there, I highly recommend using Google Maps or something else to help you get there with the intersection of SW Corbett and SW Meade as your destination.

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Tuesday
May 20, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

It's time for another Hardware Meetup. This month is our sponsor is Autodesk, I'm sure most of you know them for their AutoCad software. They will be sharing some of the stuff Autodesk is working on and how Hardware Startups can benefit from their products.

I will still have some demo slots available, so if you've got a project you'd like to share, please sign up when you arrive.

As always, there will be Pizza and Beer provided.

Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

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Wednesday
Jul 30, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup will include a presentation by Josh Lifton of Crowd Supply on July 30th, at 6:00pm. According to Core77 "Crowd Supply is the Kickstarter for product designers."

Crowd Supply Co-founder and CEO Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding hardware products. It will draw on the lessons and behind-the-curtain details of some of the 60+ product campaigns launched since Crowd Supply opened its doors in the spring of 2013, such as the Novena Open Source Laptop, which recently raised over $700k. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment.

As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

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Monday
Aug 18, 2014
PdxDevOps
Tonkon Torp LLP

Nick Chappel will do a lightning talk on his graphite replacement constructed from riemman, influx db, and grafana.

Cooper Stevenson will take us through his design and deployment of his new website built on angular and node.

Sean Kane is going to give a talk on automation of hardware at Velocity NY and is going to beta test his talk on all of us. The talk tilte is: Automated Hardware Provisioning in the Real-world

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Tuesday
Aug 19, 2014
PLUG Advanced Topics: Software-Defined Radio Hack Session
Free Geek

Who: Jared Boone, Kenny McElroy and you
What: Software-Defined Radio Hack Session
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live
IRC: irc.geekshed.net #pdxlinux

Software-Defined Radio Hack Session

Want to get into software-defined radio hacking but don't know where to start? Bring your laptop and an RTL-SDR dongle, HackRF, BladeRF, USRP, or other SDR hardware to this hack session and get expert help.

Jared Boone and Kenny McElroy will be on hand to help install and configure software and explain concepts. Do try to install GNU Radio on your computer before you come, since it can be a long, slow process. If you get into trouble, we will do their best to get you unstuck. For those who come with GNU Radio already functional, we will advise you on things to experiment with. If you do not already own a software-defined radio, purchasing an RTL-SDR dongle from HackerWarehouse.com or NooElec.com is recommended. They are quite inexpensive ($15 to $20) but very functional and a great way to get started in software-defined radio.

Bring some radio-based toys to hack on! If you can't make this meeting, be sure to watch Calagator, where Jared and Kenny will be starting an SDR meetup in the next few weeks.

Jared Boone has an ongoing obsession with software-defined radio. He helped with the design and coding of the HackRF SDR and has done some privacy-related work, particularly around automotive tire pressure monitors. He is a frequent user of GNU Radio, baudline, and radio signal processing techniques.

Kenny McElroy is a computer security researcher, focused on improving understanding and visualization of how the ones and zeros of computer security move around in the real world.

Organizer's Notes: Ham Radio Outlet in Tigard has a number of good magazines including the July/August QEX which features an article on GNU Radio. You may also want to read:
http://www.csun.edu/~skatz/katzpage/sdr_project/sdr/grc_tutorial1.pdf
I can also help you set up FreeBSD-current with GNU Radio.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Tuesday
Oct 28, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

Summer is officially come to an end, so it's time to start back up the PDX Hardware Startup Meetups. Hopefully everyone enjoyed their summer and is ready for the rain.

The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup is going to be October 28th, at 5:30-8:00 PM.

R&D Plastics is a local Plastic Injection Molder and is going to come talk about plastic injection molding. Here is an abstract of their presentation:

"As a new or infrequent designer/developer of injection molded products it can be very difficult to understand the impact of design features, material selection, and tool construction on the cost and lead-time of your products. The decisions you make have a great impact on part cost and tool build lead-times.

In this session, we will discuss what to expect when designing and developing a plastic injection molded part. We will provide examples that show the impact of good design decisions and how they greatly improve the product development cycle. Your understanding of the injection molding workflow and what you should expect from your injection molding partner will guide you through good decision making for a successful product release."

Charlie O’Bosky & Kyle Tarr will be joining us and giving the presentation.

As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

Location: PSU Business Accelerator. 2828 SW Corbett. The building can be tricky to find, and the best way to get directions is to use the intersection of "SW Corbett & SW Meade", that way Google Maps won't take you on a wild goose chase.

Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

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Saturday
Mar 7, 2015
Hackster Hardware Weekend
through Portland State Business Accelerator Mt. Hood room

Ready to hack the future of hardware?

The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of free hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and #HackToTheFuture!

What will you build with the DeLorean? Share your ideas on the DeLorean hacks page.

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
NIKE Tech Talk
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

NIKE Tech Talk

Thank you to the 175+ people who attended the first NIKE Tech Talk in our new program! The event was a big success and we're excited to host a second evening of talks.

Please join us at the NIKE campus on Wednesday, March 18th (3:30-7:00pm) for two tech talks, snacks, and drinks. Learn more about the talks and RSVP at: http://niketechtalks-march2015.splashthat.com.

The Insecurity of Things

Stephen A. Ridley (Principal, Xipiter LLC)

...and Hardware for All

Joe Grand (Founder and Principal Engineer, Grand Idea Studio)

For those of you who attended last time, the venue set up has been adjusted for an improved attendee experience. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us.

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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
fund the things! Crowdfunding & Venture Capital
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Whether you're launching a new hardware startup or simply want to see your product vision come to life, you'll need some capital behind you. On May 19th, explore both sides of hardware finance from two panels of experts.

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Friday
May 22, 2015
Hackathon of Things
through Simple

Hack on the Internet of Things for 20 hours. SmartThings, Uncorked Studios, and our partners invite hackers, designers, and product innovators to join us to prototype products with purpose, utility, and value.

As we enter a world where every "thing" is connected, now is the time to experiment and tinker with hardware and software to create something new. We're excited to meet you and see what you build!

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Friday
Oct 16, 2015
BSidesPDX Security Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

BSidesPDX 2015 is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 16th and 17th.

Register Now!! : http://bsidespdx2015.eventzilla.net/

To get involved, join the BSidesPDX mailing list : https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bsidespdx

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Wednesday
May 11, 2016
Stories from the Hardware Startup World w/ Joe Grand (aka Kingpin)
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Join us for our first Hardware Massive Portland event with guest speaker Joe Grand, a legendary hacker, product designer, and the founder of Grand Idea Studio, Inc.

Formerly known as Kingpin, Joe was a member of the influential hacker group L0pht Heavy Industries. He co-founded @stake, an information security firm later acquired by Symantec, and Chumby Industries, which produced one of the first intentionally open and hackable consumer devices. He was a co-host of Discovery Channel's Prototype This, an engineering entertainment program that followed the real-life build process of a unique prototype each episode, and has been a technical advisor to many hardware startups, including MakerBot and Crowd Supply.

Never one to follow the status quo, Joe has successfully forged his own path doing what he loves to do - hacking, engineering, and teaching. In this session, Joe will share uncensored stories of his experiences being part of, working for, and advising startups. He'll talk about the importance of finding the right people, focusing on a market, choosing funding, and building a business based on passion, not fueled by a quest for fame or riches.

SPONSORS:

• Food & Drink are sponsored by Crowd Supply, the crowdfunding platform for hardware startups.

• Venue is sponsored by JLR Tech Incubator. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) operates the Open Software Technology Center (OSTC), a unique state-of-the-art facility in Portland that focuses on In-Vehicle Infotainment.

SCHEDULE:

• 6:00-6:30 Networking with beer, wine & light fare (vegan friendly)

• 6:30-7:00 Opening Remarks & Demos*

• 7:00-7:45 Building Hardware Startups w/ Joe Grand

• 7:45-8:00 Q&A's

• 8:00-9:00 More Networking

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Sunday
Jun 19, 2016
Node PDX 2016
through The Bossanova Ballroom

Portland is an awesome place to be a JavaScript hacker.

JavaScript is everywhere. It’s in your browser, on your server, in your phone, on the wire between your devices, and possibly in your thermostat, beer keg, or karaoke system... and it’s only growing from there. We’ve gone from roll-over effects to robots, codeable toys and automated quad-copter drones, all speaking a common language of JSON, often sharing JavaScript code at their core.

Portland is home to some of the most talented developers in the world. We’re not kidding. Our quirky and distinctive town breeds creativity in all things, from the culinary arts and funky brews we’re so famous for to artisanally crafted Python and minimalist-chic of JavaScript micro-libraries. PDX is bursting with artistic craftsmanship unlike anywhere else on the planet.

NodePDX creates a time and a place for this community to share information, discuss ideas, and work together to improve the art and science of hacking.

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Friday
Oct 14, 2016
Security BSides Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

Security BSides Portland is the 6th annual BSides event in Portland!

This year we're excited to have Oregon's own tech- and security-savvy Senator Ron Wyden delivering a keynote, plus an amazing lineup of 27 speakers and 9 moderators, 5 hands-on workshops, and several other contests and activities.

Schedule: http://www.bsidespdx.org/schedule

The event is FREE, but register ahead of time to guarantee space: http://bsidespdx.eventzilla.net/ We have PCB badges, T-shirts (including women's sizes!), and bags to give away, but we will be giving them to donors first.


BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

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Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

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Tuesday
Nov 15, 2016
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

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Tuesday
Dec 20, 2016
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

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Tuesday
May 30
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Open Source Bridge is in just a few weeks — June 20-23. Come find out about volunteering positions, including Session Monitor, Hacker Lounge volunteer, Logistics assistant, Party volunteer, and more! Working just 8 hours (spread over 4 days of conference and load-in day) gets you a free ticket.

Open source Bridge is the best regional open source tech conference around! A language-agnostic conference created by developers, designers, hardware hackers, and community leaders for the greater tech industry, OSBridge focuses on the intersection of activism, tech, and culture. Students and those looking for internships and work are always welcome — we have a job board on-site to connect you with companies looking to fill positions.

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Monday
Jun 19
Volunteer Orientation #1 for Open Source Bridge volunteers
The Eliot Center (Buchan Building)

If you volunteer for 8 hours, you'll get a free ticket to Open Source Bridge! Come to orientation to get details! And sign up for your shift hours at http://volunteer.opensourcebridge.org/welcome/.

OSBridge organizers will show you around the facility, go through roles and some conference best practices, and teach you how to respond to a Code of Conduct report.

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Volunteer Orientation #2 for Open Source Bridge volunteers
The Eliot Center (Buchan Building)

If you volunteer for 8 hours, you'll get a free ticket to Open Source Bridge! Come to orientation to get details! And sign up for your shift hours at http://volunteer.opensourcebridge.org/welcome/.

OSBridge organizers will show you around the facility, go through roles and some conference best practices, and teach you how to respond to a Code of Conduct report.

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Saturday
Jul 1
WiPy Python Hardware Device Demo
Hillsboro Public Library

Hello from Garrett Broughton.

Michael Wild is sharing his WiPy Python hardware device this week. Find out more about it here: https://docs.pycom.io/wipy/wipy/general.html#upgrading-the-firmware-over-the-air

If time permits, we'll also cover the beginning of our group Kaggle competition.

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Friday
Jul 7
The Hackster Microsoft Roadshow
Holliday Inn Portland West

The Hackster Microsoft Roadshow is an exploratory, first look workshop into how IoT leverages cloud technologies.

This four hour workshop is designed primarily for people working in the tech industry in companies with IoT projects and/or may find themselves needing to expand their knowledge beyond the local device and understand downstream architectures in the cloud. This workshop addresses how data from a device may be received and subsequently processed. This class is not about the device, it is about device data and cloud back ends.

This is a lecture-lab style course in which topics are presented by the instructor. Labs are completed by students during the workshop, or students may finish labs after the conclusion of the workshop. This workshop presumes no knowledge of Azure cloud products. It does presume some knowledge with making an IoT device using an Arduino or Raspberry PI and/or other such related “maker” experiences and skills.

THE INSTRUCTOR

Kent Stroker is a Senior Consultant at Microsoft IoT OEM.
THE WORKSHOP

In this workshop, we hope to introduce students to Azure Cloud, the Azure IoT portfolio, and streaming analytics and dashboards. We'll provide hands-on experience building a basic “cold” and “hot” path IoT, cloud-based, back-end processing architecture.

Here's a preview the first event that happened in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday, June 12th on YouTube: 1st half, 2nd half

Every participant attending this event will receive IoT completion certificates.

WHAT TO BRING

Since we want to make the most of our time at the workshop, please follow the instructions to prepare for the workshop before arriving. You can download everything from the github page here. It is strongly advised for students to print a copy of the lab handout for easy reference during the workshop.

Bring a laptop running Windows 10 that has wireless network capability. YES, you can use a virtual machine running on your mac or linux computer! Don't forget your power supply!

Do the following on your laptop:

Enable Developer Mode Enable Windows feature “Windows Subsystem for Linux” Make sure you can invoke a bash shell from a Command Prompt window Install Node.js v6.10.3 LTS from www.nodejs.org Install Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition (it's free!)

Create a Microsoft Azure subscription. Azure accounts are free for the first 30 days and come with $250 credit.

OPTIONAL

It's a good idea to plan on being able to provide your own hotspot connectivity. Packing an extension cord is often a good idea. A mouse is often nice too.

COURSE TOPICS Lab 1: Azure Cloud IoT Hub Lab Lab 2: Store Messages to Table Lab Lab 3: Data Visualization Web App Lab

INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS

This is a very cram packed 4 hours, come prepared to learn at a fast pace. Also, understand that this course will not make you an expert in Azure IoT, rather this is a first look at the depth and breadth of the Microsoft IoT technology stack and introduces to some of the major pieces of a typical IoT cloud architecture. You should come away from this workshop with a sense of “knowing what you do not know” and eager to learn more. There are many avenues for learning more and we will wrap the workshop with next steps and learning resources you may wish to explore. Look forward to seeing you at one of these workshops this summer!

PRIVACY NOTICE This event is jointly operated by Microsoft and Hackster. Any data collected may be used by both Microsoft and Hackster. Please read their full privacy statements. Microsoft’s is here and Hackster’s is here.

FAQS

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be at least 18 to attend this event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking onsite.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email monica@hackster.io or post your questions on the meetup page here.

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are free, but please let us know 48 hours before the event start if you can't make it, since we have to arrange catering and we'd like to be able to open your ticket to someone else.

Do I need to have a Windows machine to attend this event?

No, it's easy to run Windows on a virtual machine on your Mac or Linux computer.

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Wednesday
Oct 11
"Reliability and Software Tools Workshop"
The Hampton Inn & Suites

We are pleased to sponsor a workshop on Reliability software and tools intended to assist engineers and others to improve the product in the development process. This event is in the form of a workshop with two sessions. The schedule is a session held both before and after a half-hour break.

5:00 – 6:30 PM – Session #1 – The focus is on describing ReliaSoft software and how each module of their software fits into a project of bringing a proposed product design to market. Examples of use of the various modules. The instructor for both sessions is Dr. Umur Yenal representing HBM Prenscia | www.hbmprenscia.com | Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Umur Yenal is a Technologist with HBM Prenscia. He is involved in the delivery of training seminars and consulting projects in the field of Reliability and Quality Engineering, as well the development of ReliaSoft software products. He holds a MSc degree from the Technical University of Denmark and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Arizona. Previously, he worked as a post-doctorate research associate and as a test manager at the University of Arizona. His areas of interest include system reliability, life data analysis, accelerated life testing and reliability block diagrams.

6:30 – 7:00 PM – Break for Meal & Section News | Pizza and soft drinks.

7:00 – 8:30 PM – Session #2 - The focus is on one or more case studies including a printed circuit board product as an example product. Reliability of a proposed design of a printed circuit board is calculated from components, materials and overall design; then the design is improved with substitution of more reliable components until the design goal is met using the software.

Registration is via Eventbrite.com and the fee is $25.00 per person. See website link.

Sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ.com) and the ASQ Section Southwest Washington-Vancouver

Questions? asqsection0627@gmail.com

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Friday
Oct 20
Security BSides Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

Security BSides Portland 2017 is the 7th annual BSidesPDX!

The event is FREE, but register ahead of time to guarantee space: http://bsidespdx2017.eventzilla.net/ We have PCB badges, T-shirts (including women's sizes!), and bags to give away, but we will be giving them to donors first.

BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

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