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Wednesday
Aug 16
pdxrlang meetup: aggregate - meet, greet, learn, collaborate
US Custom House / WeWork

Aggregate meetup No. 13! Everyone is welcome!

We'll have pizza and drinks.

Agenda:

• brief intro/R project or problem: We'll go around the room, each person talk about an R project they've been working on, or a data/data-science problem, or something they want to learn, etc.

• After going around the room, anyone can share some code they've been working on and want help with / want feedback on. Make sure to have this ready before the meeting. Discuss here https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues/8

• Before arriving, use the pdxrlang/aggregate GitHub repository to discuss ideas for things to work on at aggregate -https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues

• Topics for the night so far:

•  coming soon ...

• Do bring your computer (if you have one) in case you want to work on something.

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Saturday
Aug 12
Free Intro to Programming Workshop
Epicodus

Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, August 12th, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

What to bring?: We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.

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Wednesday
Aug 20, 2008
WestSide Polyglot Programmers
McMenamins Cedar Hills

Our inaugural meeting so it will be pretty much an informal discussion over beer to discuss the future of a WestSide programming group. No specific language or methodology. We're hoping for the group to cover a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) software development (desktop, web, other), AI, microcontrollers, robotics, etc. Come add to the discussion.

Wednesday
Sep 10, 2008
CocoaHeads: Cocoa Programmers' Group
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The Portland CocoaHeads group is devoted to discussion of Apple's Cocoa Framework for programming on Mac OS X. During monthly meetings, members present on their projects and offer tutorials on various programming topics. Developers using any Cocoa-related language (Objective-C, Python, Ruby, etc.) are welcome, as well as related platforms like iPhone.

Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, at CubeSpace, in the "Persian" room.

We have an open agenda this month: please bring projects to show, questions to ask, topics to discuss. A projector will be available.

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Tuesday
Sep 23, 2008
Smalltalk Users Group meeting (yes, really)
GemStone Systems

Join fellow programmers interested in Smalltalk for discussions and demos. This is our first meeting of the fall season. Michael Lucas-Smith, Cincom engineer and new Portland resident, will be demonstrating WebVelocity. Other topics may include CouchDB, OpenGL, and building a new website for the group.

The building is in an "L" shape. The main entrance is at the inside corner. The door will be locked, but a phone number to call to be let in will be posted there. If you don't have a cell phone, get there more or less on time and we'll check the door to see if you're waiting.

We often go to a pub after the meeting for food, a beer, and more discussion.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 7, 2008
pdx.rb, Ruby Brigade October Meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

To be decided.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 14, 2008
PHP: Using Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR with PHP and Zend Framework
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Rich Internet applications (RIAs) are everywhere. With Web businesses like Google and Yahoo! and brick and mortar companies like Harley Davidson and Sherwin Williams embracing RIAs for their online presence, the media buzz is giving way to the reality of a better Internet.

Adobe has recently contributed AMF support to the Zend Framework, allowing PHP developers to easily build Rich Internet Applications using Flex and Adobe AIR that interact with a PHP backend.

Ryan Stewart, a technical evangelist with Adobe, will give an introduction to Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR, and will walk through how to create a Flex application powered by PHP and the Zend Framework. Working with Zend Studio for Eclipse, and Flex Builder (an Eclipse plugin), Ryan will demonstrate how to build, debug and deploy applications built with Adobe Flex, and how to have these same applications run on the desktop using the Adobe AIR runtime.

With this knowledge, developers will be able to easily build rich Internet applications that combine data from PHP and rich media like audio and video into a compelling application.

Ryan’s bio can be found online at http://blog.digitalbackcountry.com/?page_id=2

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Python: What's new in 2.6 and 3.0
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Python 2.6 has been released and 3.0 will be shortly. We'll be celebrating their releases this Tuesday with a D.I.Y. What's New party!

The format is simple: pick a change or two from the What's New in Python documentation from 2.6 or 3.0 and tell us about it! You can use the projector if you want, but < 5 minutes. That's easy because most changes are small.

Here's an example from 3.0:

"Removed <> (use != instead)."

So easy! Find some and bring 'em to us. If you get inspired and want to share one of the few larger changes (< 10 min), check the wiki and put your name down.

I'll be bringing two growlers of rare and wonderful beer from Bailey's Taproom to get the party started. Bring hardcopy of one or both What's New if you can. And party hats.

http://docs.python.org/whatsnew/2.6.html http://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/whatsnew/3.0.html

wiki: http://pdxpython.org/ maps, rsvp, etc.: http://python.meetup.com/183/

Tuesday 10/14 7pm at CubeSpace. See you there!

Cheers, Jason

Tuesday
Oct 28, 2008
Smalltalk Users Group meeting
GemStone Systems

pdx.st is the Portland Smalltalk Users Group. The group welcomes programmers interested in the Smalltalk language. Members interact through a mailing list and meet regularly for presentations, demos and discussions.

Website
Thursday
Nov 13, 2008
Ruby GUI testing talk by Ian Dees
Powell's Technical Books

Ian Dees's Scripted GUI Testing with Ruby (Pragmatic Bookshelf) is a practical, quick-moving tutorial based on real-world GUI applications. The book uses examples from Windows, OS X, and cross-platform Java desktop programs as well as Web applications. You'll develop test scripts in Ruby. You don't need to be a Ruby expert to use this book, but basic comfort with the language will be helpful.

Website
Friday
Dec 19, 2008
XPDX Conversation meeting
McMenamins on Broadway

Monthly, 3rd Friday meeting of the Extreme Programming user group conversation meeting to discuss all things Agile and Extreme Programming.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 14, 2009
XPDX January: Lean Thinking for Agile Process Evolution
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Lean methods in software development have progressed from conceptual understanding to practical techniques that people are using to solve problems and ship software today. The Lean toolkit augments or enhances the practices that are available to today's Agile practitioner. Lean expands the organizational scope of Agile and provides a rich and robust set of methods for process improvement.

Corey Ladas is a Lean Software Development consultant and practitioner who focuses on evolving local development processes through systematic self-organization and continuous improvement. He will discuss and demonstrate some of the techniques from his new book, Scrumban: Essays on Kanban Systems for Lean Software Development.

Pizza at 6:30pm, talk at 7pm, beer after. Pizza is sponsored by YesMail. As ever, we will follow the meeting with a chat and hang out at a local pub.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 28, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers' first monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The first monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory. Topics slated for this meeting include:

  • SproutCore - An overview of this new client-side web application framework
  • JavaScript: The Good Parts - Tips on how to write beautiful JavaScript from the book by Douglas Crockford
  • jQuery 1.3 - New features in the web's most dynamic DOM library
  • CouchDB - An introduction to the world of document-oriented databases

More topics are welcome! If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 3, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

A user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area.

Presentations will include: * Monty Williams of GemStone's MagLev Alpha * Jesse Hallett on Rack, middleware and its role in Rails 2.3 * Don Park on OAuth and the Rails plugin * Dane Jensen on EventMachine and Thin * M. Edward (Ed) Borasky on Ruby 1.9.1 performance comparisons * ...and much more!

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Tuesday
Feb 10, 2009
PDXPHP monthly meeting: Advanced PHP Data Objects Programming Using MySQL Stored Queries
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

This presentation will cover the following topics:

  • PHP Data Objects Model and Setup
  • PHP Data Objects and Object-Oriented Programming
  • MySQL Stored Queries Design and Development
  • Calling MySQL Stored Queries in PHP Data Objects Programming
  • Advanced PHP Data Objects Programming Tips and Ideas
  • Conclusions
  • Questions and Answers
  • Slides, docs, examples and PHP source code will be provided

presented by Ernest Bonat, Ph.D. Visual WWW, Inc. www.evisualwww.com

Website
Wednesday
Feb 25, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers' monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The February meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics slated for this meeting are:

  • An Introduction to CouchDB from a Beginner's Perspective by Merlyn Albery-Speyer
  • CouchApps Demonstrated by J. Chris Anderson
  • Overview of Mapstraction, a Unified Interface to Various Mapping APIs by Adam DuVander
  • JSONP for Cross-Domain Scripting by Jesse Hallett

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our website at http://pdxjs.com/ for more information.

Website
Friday
Feb 27, 2009
Puppet PDX Meetup: Config Management, Cloud Computing, and Beer!
Paddy's Bar & Grill

Come join us on Friday, Feb 27, at Paddy's Bar and Grill (SW 1st/Yamhill) from 6-8 pm for Puppet PDX, an opportunity to get together and talk about all things related to configuration management, tools, best practices, and generally how to get to the pub by 4 o'clock.

This is the first meetup. Hopefully we can get organized, get to know each other, and decide on what the goals of the group should be.

So if you are interested in automation, configuration management, cloud computing, and large scale computing environments, come join us for a few drinks and some lively chatter.

Please RSVP by sending an email to puppetpdx@reductivelabs.com so that we can get a bigger room if needed.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 3, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 24, 2009
pdx.st -- Portland Smalltalk Users Group
GemStone Systems

This month, it's small talk about Smalltalk! That is, we have no scheduled main presentation, so bring your short (or longer) presentations, ideas, whatever you've been working on or wondering about.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 25, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers' March Meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The March Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Mar 26, 2009
JavaScript Sandbox
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Come hang out and work on your JavaScript skills. Whether you are just getting into programming, or you have been programming for a while and want to learn new things, you are encouraged to attend.

The format will be one-on-one instruction. Find someone who knows stuff that you don't and learn, or find someone to teach. If you are looking for a JavaScript mentor or a mentee, this is the place.

If you have a laptop handy, please bring it along. Ideally laptops should be set up with Firefox running Firebug.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 7, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Presentations will include: * Igal Koshevoy: "Message queues showdown: Kestrel, AMQP, Starling, Sparrow, MemcacheQ, Delayed::Job, Beanstalk" * Bill Burcham: "Experiences migrating from EC2 to Heroku" * Jesse Hallett: "Protecting against CSRF attacks" (Cross-Site Request Forgery) * Markus Roberts: "Symbolic expressions that lets you capture expressions (generally numeric) as introspectable tree structures, manipulate them, evaluate them, etc." * Ed Borasky: "Overview of the Twitter API libraries"

Website
Tuesday
Apr 21, 2009
JavaScript Sandbox
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Come hang out and work on your JavaScript skills. Whether you are just getting into programming, or you have been programming for a while and want to learn new things, you are encouraged to attend.

The format will be one-on-one instruction. Find someone who knows stuff that you don't and learn, or find someone to teach. If you are looking for a JavaScript mentor or a mentee, this is the place to find one.

If you have a laptop handy, please bring it along. Ideally laptops should be set up with Firefox running Firebug.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 22, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers' April Meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The April Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Saturday
May 9, 2009
Arduino Cult Induction at TechShop
TechShop Portland [closed]

OpenTechSpace, TechShop, and Tempus Dictum will present an “Arduino Cult Induction” Workshop at TechShop on Saturday, May 9 2009, from 1 to 5 pm.

In this workshop, you will build a complete and functional Arduino-compatible micro-controller (Dorkboard), and will upload and run a program on it. The Arduino development environment is very popular with artists and other creative people, and can be built and programmed even if you have little hardware or software experience.

Website
Tuesday
May 26, 2009
pdx.st -- Portland Smalltalk Users Group
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

Small talk about all things Smalltalk. This month's program includes the presentation

The Laws of Form and Computer Programming

by Andres Valloud. The meeting is in room 86-01 of FAB. Pizza at 6:30, presentations start at 7:00. Building front doors are locked at 8:00PM.

Wednesday
May 27, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers May Meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The May Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
Website
Thursday
May 28, 2009
Westside Proggers
McMenamins Cedar Hills

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 2, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 10, 2009
The Art of Agile Delivery (training)
through Sentinel Hotel

Learn everything you need to know about agile delivery in this three-day course. We use an innovative course structure that allows you to do real agile software development in cross-functional teams. Using two instructors and splitting the group as appropriate, we ensure that programmers get plenty of technical depth without boring everyone else.

You'll learn:

  • Eliminating bugs
  • Incremental requirements
  • Working with stakeholders
  • Customer tests and acceptance test-driven development
  • Test-driven development
  • Refactoring
  • Code management
  • Continuous integration
  • Exploratory testing
  • Pairing
  • Incremental design and risk-driven architecture
  • Cross-functional collaboration

Programmers, testers, on-site customers, business analysts, project managers, product managers, ScrumMasters, coaches, team leads, and anyone else on an agile team will benefit from this course.

Results

After completing this course, you will be prepared to:

  • Work in a cross-functional team with on-site customers, testers, and programmers
  • Understand and accommodate diverse stakeholder opinions
  • Build and ship complete increments of software in one-week iterations
  • Create nearly bug-free code using test-driven development, refactoring, and exploratory testing
  • Prevent build failures with continuous integration
  • Build technical infrastructure incrementally alongside features

Testimonials

"I don't know how they pulled off the [class project], but going through four iterations brought the concepts home. Also I was a programmer wanting to learn about the project development side. Diana's four-quadrant diagrams (about stakeholders) were enlightening as was Jim's [incremental design] box diagrams and analogy of TDD to double-entry bookkeeping. Thank you!!" --Steve Tamura, Developer

"Extremely educational--lots of new material. Well organized." --Dave Goldman, Senior Developer, Inspiration Software

"They were great. They were funny, understanding, and answered questions well." --Ven Cohen, Programmer/Technical Lead, ISI

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Monday
Jun 22, 2009
Saturday Academy's Engineering: Electronics, Robotics & Programming for 9th-12th grade students
through Tualatin High School

Engineering: Electronics, Robotics & Programming

Experience some of the many exciting projects that engineers work on as you explore the fields of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering.

You will design, code, and debug computer programs, create computer games, design and simulate basic digital and analog electrical circuits, build and program lego robots, and custom build a computer from the motherboard up. Learn to think through and solve problems using professional methods and communication tools, just as engineers do in the workplace.

Instructor: Stephanie Viaene

Stephanie Viaene, with a BS in mathematics and an MS in Interdisciplinary Mathematics from the University of Oregon, has taught mathematics and computer programming, web design, and tech support at the junior high and high school level. In 2007 she was awarded the Technology Teacher of the Year award from the Software Association of Oregon.

Instructor: Jill Hubbard

Jill Hubbard teaches pre-engineering classes at Tualatin High School. She has a masters in education and a bachelor's in computer engineering. Before teaching, she was an engineer at Intel Corporation.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 23, 2009
pdx.st -- Portland Smalltalk Users Group
GemStone Systems

Small talk about all things Smalltalk. This month's presentations will include a short presentation by Martin McClure on the design of a special-purpose hashed dictionary.

If you have a presentation you'd like to give, or one you'd like to see, post to the list (see website URL).

The building doors are locked; a number to call to be let in will be posted on the front door.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 24, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers June Meeting
Kongregate

The June Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
Website
Thursday
Jun 25, 2009
Westside Proggers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

Sometimes there's beer. Feel free to bring some to share!

Website
Tuesday
Jul 7, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting (pdxruby)
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

NEW VENUE: This meeting's space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the Ruby signs.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 22, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers July Meeting
Jive Software

The meeting will be at Jive Software, 915 SW Stark St., Suite 400.

The July Meeting of Portland's JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
Website
Thursday
Jul 30, 2009
Westside Proggers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

Sometimes there's beer. Feel free to bring some to share!

Website
Tuesday
Aug 4, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting - Non-relational Ruby data stores: CouchDB, MongoDB, Tokyo Tyrant
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Some of tonight's presentations:

Igal Koshevoy will give an overview of a few different data stores. He will focus mostly on MongoDB and Tokyo Tyrant; but he will also touch on CouchDB. Igal will discuss the pros and cons of these databases, features, performance and how they stack up to relational databases.

Jesse Hallett will expand on CouchDB with an overview of some Ruby libraries that provide high-level interfaces to CouchDB and an open source ORM he's building on top of it. These are the early days of non-relational databases. So in my opinion this is a good time to think hard about what a high-level interface should look like.

There will be a definite Ruby slant to this meeting. But there should also be a lot of information covered that will be useful to people working with any language.

Markus Roberts will tease and amaze us with a new Ruby mystery code sample.

...and more!

NEW VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the Ruby signs.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 25, 2009
pdx.st -- Portland Smalltalk Users Group
GemStone Systems

Small talk about all things Smalltalk, the language that started it all and is still incredibly fun to work with.

This month's presentation is by Brian T Rice, on his Slate language, a “clean slate” object-oriented Smalltalk-style environment.

The building doors are locked; a number to call to be let in will be posted on the front door.

pdx.st meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. If you have a presentation you'd like to give, or one you'd like to see, post to the list (see website URL).

Website
PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having their first event that doesn't entirely revolve around beer or lunch. We'll have a few presentations and discussions.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 26, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers August Meeting
Jive Software

The August Meeting of Portland's JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
Website
Thursday
Aug 27, 2009
Westside Proggers
McMenamins Cedar Hills

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

This week we'll be doing Richard's creative problem solving exercise

Website
Tuesday
Sep 1, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: CouchDB, iPhone + Cucumber
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

PRESENTATIONS

  1. "Ruby Persistence with CouchDB", Jesse Hallett

There are several libraries out there that provide high level interfaces between Ruby and CouchDB. I will give an overview of some of them, discuss the pros and cons of each, and show how these libraries make working with CouchDB easier. Along the way I will talk about the particular types of problems that CouchDB is good at solving.

Jesse Hallett has been designing web applications with Ruby for nearly three years now. He has worked on administrative / record-keeping applications, CMS and Ecommerce platforms, and various other pieces of software. He spends as much time as possible with his fellow geeks in organizations like the Portland Ruby Brigade and the Portland JavaScript Admirers. Jesse has developed a strong interest in the evolving state-of-the-art of client-side JavaScript technology and next generation databases. Jesse is currently developing JavaScript technology at Jive Software.

  1. "Testing iPhone apps with Ruby and Cucumber", Ian Dees

This talk begins with a survey of the landscape of iPhone UI testing. In particular, we’ll discuss the groundbreaking work done by Matt Gallagher in stimulating and spidering the iPhone UI with an XPath test script. That will be a natural jumping-off point to explain why a full-fledged “GUI driver” for iPhone apps has been long in coming. We’ll look at different ways to prod at application code, and discuss the tradeoffs. Finally, I’ll introduce a simple library of Ruby glue code to connect Cucumber test scripts to the iPhone. The technique will be very basic, but just powerful enough to test a simple iPhone app.

Ian Dees saw his first Timex Sinclair 1000 over 20 years ago, and was instantly hooked. Since then, he’s debugged embedded assembly code using an oscilloscope, written desktop apps in C++, and joyfully employed scripting languages to make testing less painful. Ian currently writes GUI code for handheld instruments as a Software Engineer at Tektronix. Ian is the author of the book Scripted GUI Testing With Ruby: http://pragprog.com/titles/idgtr

Website
Tuesday
Sep 8, 2009
Portland Pythoneers monthly meeting
Webtrends

Socialize with other Python programming enthusiasts, check out presentations on Pythonic topics, maybe participate in a code sprint or two, possibly work on projects and provide mutual technical support.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 6, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

PRESENTATIONS

  1. "Ruby, Parser Generators, and External DSLs", Luke Kanies

Using Puppet's Parser as an example, we'll talk about using Parser Generators like YACC and ANTLR to create complete external DSLs - why you would, why you wouldn't, and what's different about them. We'll even delve into some of the more complicated bits like abstract syntax trees.

Luke Kanies has been publishing and speaking on his work in Unix administration since 1997. He has focused on tool development since 2001, developing and publishing multiple simple sysadmin tools and contributing to established products like Cfengine. He founded Reductive Labs in 2005 as a response to the stagnation in sysadmin tools, to be a vehicle for changing the way we interact with and manage our computers. He founded and is the project lead for Puppet, an open-source automation framework written in Ruby, and he is always researching and developing new ways to make it easier to talk to computers on your terms. He has presented on Puppet and other tools around the world, including at OSCON, LISA, Linux.Conf.au, and FOSS.in.

  1. "MapProjection, a geographical projection library for Ruby", Duncan Beevers

Duncan is a wrangler of many technologies, primarily Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and ActionScript these days at Kongregate.

  1. We're looking for more talks, suggest yours on the mailing list today!
Website
Wednesday
Oct 21, 2009
PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having it's second meeting. The content is still evolving; check the mailing list for updates.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 27, 2009
pdx.st -- Portland Smalltalk Users Group
GemStone Systems

Small talk about all things Smalltalk, the language that started it all and is still incredibly fun to work with.

This month's topics:

  • Martin McClure (with help from Andres Valloud) will talk about hashed collection performance in Pharo. This has been found to be rather bad for many collections, and Martin and Andres have written simple changes that deliver 2-3 orders of magnitude improvement.

  • Brian T. Rice will give an update on Slate.

The building doors are locked; a number to call to be let in will be posted on the front door.

pdx.st meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. If you have a presentation you'd like to give, or one you'd like to see, post to the list (see website URL).

Website
Thursday
Oct 29, 2009
Westside Proggers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

UPDATE: We'll meet in the Training Room on the third floor, room 390. There should be signs to guide you.

This month Markus will be presenting his response to Matt's programming language presentation from last month. If previous presentations by Markus are any indication, a good time will be had by all.

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

Sometimes there's beer. Feel free to bring some to share!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 3, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 10, 2009
Portland Pythoneers monthly meeting
through Webtrends

Chris Pitzer has claimed November's Michel's Monthly Module (most likely: subprocess), Brett Carter is putting together a presentation all about Mercurial Queues, then Jason Kirtland will highlight a few of the differences between MQ and Mercurial Patch Branches. Jason also plans to share a quick bonus lightning talk about Emacs, PyFlakes and PEP 8.

Website
Saturday
Nov 14, 2009
Darcs Hacking Sprint
through Galois, Inc

Who : Anybody who wants to hack on Darcs (or Camp, Focal, SO6, etc) Beginners especially welcome!

Why : Darcs aims to have bi-annual hacking sprints so that we can get together on a regular basis, hold design discussions, hack up a storm and have a lot fun.

What : We plan to put some finishing touches on Darcs-2.4. Darcs 2.4 is a pretty exciting release because we expect it to offer nice performance enhancements from Petr's Google

Summer of Code Project, and also a nice new 'hunk splitting' feature.

We also intend to set aside at least one Darcs hacker for mentoring beginners, so if you're new to Haskell or to Darcs hacking, here's a good chance to plunge in and start working on a real world project.

How: Add yourself to http://wiki.darcs.net/Sprints/2009-11

Website
Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having another meeting.

This month Joshua Drake will walk us through 10 things you can do to tune PostgreSQL for your web app. Here's his description:

  • I am a Django Developer
  • I know exactly snot about being a DBA
  • What are the 10 best bang for the buck parameters I can change to make PostgreSQL go zip and how do I decide what to change those parameters to?

Adam Lowry will warm up with a report about an experiment Brett Carter and I did using SQLAlchemy's connection pool with Django, and how it affects per-request latency.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 1, 2009
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Meeting topics: * Markus Roberts presents some particularly puzzling code. * Maher Hawash presents BrowseCMS. * Igal Koshevoy presents ActiveScaffold and home-brewed Snippets. * Other Ruby-based CMS/blog discussions. * ...your great talk here! * And many other topics that come up at the meeting.

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 5, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon, area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Thursday
Jan 21, 2010
PAGDIG Meetup (Portland Area Game Developer Interest Group)b
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Hello all PAGDIG people. I hope you all had a great holiday season.

This month’s PAGDIG meeting will be held at the west side Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. on Thursday 1/21 at 7pm.

We have a couple topics that have come up on the mailing list that we can discuss on the agenda: Getting awareness of the game industry going for the Portland Economic Development Plan Global Game Jam

Also, we’ll have the usual talk about all things game dev related. Come grab some pizza and drinks with us!

See you all there

Website
Thursday
Jan 28, 2010
Westside Proggers
Jin Wah Restaurant

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

Sometimes there's beer. Feel free to bring some to share!

Tuesday
Feb 2, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 9, 2010
Portland Python User Group February Meetup
Webtrends

Portland Python User Group

This month: Cool Python Tools

  • Chris Pitzer will share two toolsets: I Hate Passwords: ssh-copy-id, ssh config, and managing multiple keys Play Nice: virtualenv, pip, ipython, with a special guest appearance from ipdb

  • Chris McDonald will introduce us to bpython as a replacement for ipython, including its integration with Django and virtualenv.

  • Selena Deckelmann will share a demo of screen, entitled: "OMG! SCREEN! basics, configuration, follow-the-leader -- you will wonder how you lived without it."

  • You can bring a lightning talk about your favorite tool!

  • We still don't have a taker for the Monthly Module. Email us at snakeherders@pdxpython.org to volunteer. It's a fun and easy way to start giving talks.

Join us on our python.org mailing list and on #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

PDX Python on Twitter

Portland Python Web Site

Portland, OR 97204 - USA

Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 PM

Photo: http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/5/3/4/3/event_7161315.jpeg

Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/calendar/12305421/

Website
Wednesday
Feb 17, 2010
PDX Django February Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Despite missing December and January, February's PDX Django meeting looks like a great one. We have one short and one medium talk scheduled -- if you'd like to do a 5 minute or so talk on a tool, problem, or feature, why not let us know?

It's also the day before PyCon starts, so we might just chat about what looks interesting there.

The talks:

  • Dermot Maty on a problem he had with Proxy Models, and how he solved it

  • Michael Richardson will be previewing a talk he's giving at DjangoSki. Here's the summary from their talks page:

"Michael is a cofounder at Urban Airship where he spends his day working on a RESTful API to deliver notifications and in-app content to mobile devices. His talk, "RESTful APIs with Django and Piston," pulls from Urban Airship's experience and goes through creating an API in Django with Piston along with pitfalls you may experience along the way.

Michael was also the developer behind the massive Django-powered meat conglomerate bacn.com until it was sold earlier this year. Bac'n did not, sadly, have an API."

The meeting will be at 7pm at PIE, 1227 NW Davis St (directly opposite the North Face store -- look for the big brown armchairs in the window.

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Thursday
Feb 25, 2010
February CDNUG Meeting - .NET 4.0 Parallel Programming presented by Mateus de Carvalho
High 5 Sports Bar & Grill

February Corvallis .NET Users Group (CDNUG) Meeting:

Mateus de Carvalho will be presenting the new .NET 4.0 Parallel Programming. Come learn about how easy the new version of .NET makes parallel programming.

Mateus de Carvalho is a Software Engineer/Architect at University of Oregon and your can find him at http://www.uoecs.org/StaffDetails.aspx?StaffId=6 and http://www.linkedin.com/in/oakcool

Hope to see you there!

Time/Place:

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 @ 6:00 PM

Location:

High 5 Sports Bar & Grill 1644 Main Street Philomath, Oregon United States

RSVP here: http://corvallisdotnetug.ning.com/events/february-cdnug-meeting-net-40

(Or you can email: cdnug.info AT gmail.com (helpful for food ordering))

Schedule:

5:30 - 6:15: Networking Opportunities & Dinner (free food!)

6:15 - 7:30: Mateus de Carvalho ".NET 4.0 Parallel Programming"

7:15 - 7:45: Q&A / Discussion

7:45 - 8:00: Giveaways: Books and cool stuff!

Please forward this to anyone that may be interested!

Visit the Corvallis .NET Users Group at: http://corvallisdotnetug.ning.com

The Corvallis .NET Users Group is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the SAO Corvallis. Visit http://www.sao.corvallis.or.us/ to learn more about how you can support CDNUG with membership to the SAO!

Website
Westside Programmers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month we'll have a talk by Eric Wilhelm:

"Perl 6: What you've missed in the last $n years." I will present an overview of the Perl 6 project, a snapshot of recent development, and samples of what you can do with Rakudo Perl 6 now.

Tuesday
Mar 2, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Topics: - Ruby Hangman puzzle by Markus Roberts - Sinatra and DataMapper by Jesse Cooke - Bundler by Igal Koshevoy - Coping with fixtures and fixture-like constructs discussion - More!

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 9, 2010
Portland Python User Group March Meetup
Webtrends

Portland Python User Group

This month: Cool Python Tools

  • Michel's Module of the Month (dateutil): This month, by Michel P himself! Yay!

  • Chris Pitzer will share two toolsets: I Hate Passwords: ssh-copy-id, ssh config, and managing multiple keys Play Nice: virtualenv, pip, ipython, with a special guest appearance from ipdb

  • Chris McDonald will introduce us to bpython as a replacement for ipython, including its integration with Django and virtualenv.

  • You can bring a lightning talk about your favorite tool!

Join us on our python.org mailing list and on #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

PDX Python on Twitter

Portland Python Web Site

Portland, OR 97204 - USA

Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 PM

Photo: http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/5/3/4/3/event_7161315.jpeg

Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/calendar/12567683/

Website
Monday
Mar 15, 2010
pdxruby: Ruby fixtures alternatives exploration and dinner
Market Street Pub

Join a few Ruby programmers for dinner to explore alternatives to fixtures for use in tests.

We'd like to co-present our findings at the next pdxruby meeting.

Libraries we'd like to explore include factory_girl, machinist, and others: http://www.ruby-toolbox.com/categories/rails_fixture_replacement.html

We can use existing open source Ruby software to experiment with, by making a branch, trying out the library, and requesting a merge if we like the changes. Apps we can contribute to include http://calagator.org , http://openconferenceware.org and http://pdxruby.org.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 17, 2010
PDX Django March Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

March's PDX Django meeting will be a bit informal.

Adam Lowry will show a little bit of Celery, the distributed task processor, which is used to easily write and run offline tasks to be run outside the web request.

In addition there will surely be discussion and beverage.

Website
Thursday
Mar 25, 2010
Westside Programmers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month we'll have a talk by David Hollingsworth on the Curl language (not to be confused with cUrl the commandline utility).

Curl is a statically typed object-oriented language that JIT-runs in a browser plugin along with a large number of companion libraries and an IDE. Curl also has an internal tool for compiling to C, so Curl is >90% written in Curl. It is not related to the wget-like-library also called Curl. See http://www.curl.com for more.

Some of the topics I can cover: * Why we (still) need a programming language for the Internet (and why Flash/JavaFX/Silverlight ain't it). * Mixing text and code: not the heresy XML advocates would have you believe. * Venture Capitalists ate my syntax: switching from Lisp-y Curl to C-y Curl. * Java Generics almost make me pine for C++ templates OR if {Array-of int} isn't a real type, your type system sucks. * Yes, Virginia, non-normalized Unicode means operations are O(n) (aka Strings are not really arrays of chars, but they're closer in Curl). * DSLs in Curl: source-to-source macros ala Lisp. * Refactoring is for wimps: a strong versioning mechanism partially mitigates the need for backwards-compatibility, but not entirely. * Plus the standard "ooh shiny" stuff.

Tuesday
Apr 6, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

The next Ruby Brigade meeting is coming soon. We've got a some great content lined up, including a special guest from Engine Yard traveling up to Portland just to give us a talk.

PRESENTATIONS:

  1. "Ruby Hangman: April Fools Special" -- Markus Roberts will confound and amaze you with his latest puzzle.

  2. "Machine Learning and Data Mining Using Ruby" -- Randall Thomas will present a quick and dirty introduction to machine learning and data mining, describe effective ways to apply these, and show how to make use of these using Ruby. Randall works at Engine Yard, is a classically-trained musician, tinkers with robotics, and enjoys coding with Ruby, Erlang and OCaml.

  3. "Ruby fixture replacement issues and factory_girl tutorial" -- Igal Koshevoy will provide an overview of the Ruby tools, methods and divergent needs discussed at our recent fixture replacements meetup. He will also provide a quick tutorial of the "factory_girl" fixtures replacement library.

  4. "Mid-month unstructured activity meetup discussion" -- The meetup to discuss fixtures replacement was a big success. I'd like to have more similar events in between regular meetings.

  5. "Open Source Bridge 2010 raffle" -- You can win a free pass to the Open Source Bridge 2010 conference. For details and to apply, see: http://tinyurl.com/osb10-raffle-pdxruby

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Apr 12, 2010
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Apr 19, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Random Order Coffeehouse

EPISODE #8!

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to the 3rd weekly PDX TechCoffee. One commit a week is all we ask.

NOTE: We've had some wifi problems in the past, so i recommend having what you need to work locally on your laptop before you come by.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Apr 26, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Random Order Coffeehouse

EPISODE #9!

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to the 3rd weekly PDX TechCoffee. One commit a week is all we ask.

NOTE: We've had some wifi problems in the past, so i recommend having what you need to work locally on your laptop before you come by.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Wednesday
Apr 28, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Apr 29, 2010
Westside Programmers
TBD Beaverton

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month we'll have two short-form talks languages being developed by Westsiders. There may be cake! :)

Monday
May 3, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Random Order Coffeehouse

EPISODE #10! This is the last episode of the season!

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to the 3rd weekly PDX TechCoffee. One commit a week is all we ask.

NOTE: We've had some wifi problems in the past, so i recommend having what you need to work locally on your laptop before you come by.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
May 4, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
May 10, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Extracto Coffeehouse on Killingsworth

NB: We're at a new location for Season 2.

First episode of Season 2!

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
May 17, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Extracto Coffeehouse on Killingsworth

Season 2, episode 2

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Wednesday
May 19, 2010
PDX Django May Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 19th, at the usual place & time: 7pm at PIE (1227 NW Davis St). This week we'll hear from Lennon Day-Reynolds about his in-house model migration library, and from Jeff "rozwell" Kistler about fromagerie [1], his private package index reusable app. In addition, we're putting together a few lightning talks covering some of the things new in Django 1.2 [2].

So far we've got Chris McDonald on what's new in the feed class, myself on the new CSRF protection system, and Dermot Maty on Multi-DB. We've got room for a couple more, so why not add your name to the list?

Adam

[1] http://bitbucket.org/jeffkistler/fromagerie/ [2] http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/releases/1.2/

Website
Thursday
May 20, 2010
Webvisionary Awards
Someday Lounge

Each year, in conjunction with the conference, WebVisions honors the most visionary, daring, and curious talent on the web by awarding them with a miniature robot. We wanted to make this award show different in every way, other than the winners receiving an award part.

This year, we have a comedian for a host, a killer DJ to supply the beat, and presentation karaoke to kick it off.

An 'A-list' group of robot lovin' luminaries will judge the awards, including typography icon Roger Black, Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE Magazine and BoingBoing.net, Merlin Mann of 43folders.com, Molly Holzschlag of Molly.com, Renny Gleeson of Weiden+Kennedy, Armin Vit of UnderConsideration, Scott Porad of LOLCATS and many others.

Oh, and did we mention that WebVisions attendees get a special 2-for-1 deal? What are you waiting for? The deadline is April 15th.

The Webvisionary Awards are sponsored by WebTrends, 52 Ltd and Hot Pepper Studios.

For more information visit: http://www.webvisionaryawards.com http://www.webvisionsevent.com

Website
Monday
May 24, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Extracto Coffeehouse on Killingsworth

Season 2, episode 3

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
May 25, 2010
pdx.st -- Portland Smalltalk Users Group
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

Small talk about all things Smalltalk, the object-oriented programming language and environment.

This month's program includes a presentation by Andres Valloud on new work on VisualWorks garbage collection and memory policies.

The meeting is in room 086-01 of FAB, known to some directional signs as room 86-01. This room is under the plaza between the Engineering Building and the Fourth Avenue Building, you may enter through either lobby and go down the stairs.

The room will open slightly before 7:00. Building front doors are open, but in previous meetings at this location have been locked at 8:00PM.

Website
Wednesday
May 26, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Monday
May 31, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Extracto Coffeehouse on Killingsworth

Note: Extracto doesn't open till 7 due to the holiday, so we're starting late this week.

Season 2, episode 4

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Jun 1, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade meetup at Open Source Bridge
Portland Art Museum, Mark Building

Let's meet up and talk about Ruby!

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This an open-to-the-public meetup at the Open Source Bridge conference in the Portland Art Museum's Mark Building. We're not sure what room we'll be in, so look for signage in the lobby for further directions.

Website
Monday
Jun 7, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Extracto Coffeehouse on Killingsworth

Season 2, episode 5

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Jun 14, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Extracto Coffeehouse on Killingsworth

Season 2, episode 6

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Jun 21, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Extracto Coffeehouse on Killingsworth

Season 2, episode 7

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Wednesday
Jun 23, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Monday
Jun 28, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Extracto Coffeehouse on Killingsworth

Season 2, episode 8

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Jul 5, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Extracto Coffeehouse on Killingsworth

Season 2, episode 9

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

NB Season 2 is ending soon (7-12 will be the 10th episode), so we're discussing locations for Season 3. Check the website for details.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Jul 6, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Jul 12, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Extracto Coffeehouse on Killingsworth

Season 2, episode 10 (last episode)

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

NB Season 2 is ending (7-12 will be the 10th episode), so we're discussing locations for Season 3. Check the website for details.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Jul 19, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 3, episode 1

NB New location for Season 3!

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night - Welcome OSCON!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

OSCON attendees are encouraged to join us; we're a short walk from the MAX Yellow Line train that runs past the convention center.

The Overlook Lucky Lab has many rooms; we meet in the large room with tables in the north-east corner of the building.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Jul 26, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 3, episode 2

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Wednesday
Jul 28, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Jul 29, 2010
Westside Programmers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month we'll be running Rakudo * to get some exposure to the new Perl 6 language features and check out the Rakudo * ("star") release (a Perl 6 implementation on Parrot.)

The * series is a more featured, predictable, and stable user-focussed release than the git master or monthly development releases of the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler. This is less cutting-edge than the current development version, and is intended to give early users a relatively slow-moving target to experiment with language features and use cases.

Speaking of slow-moving, Rakudo is really, really slow. This is not the production-grade performance you know from Perl 5, this is the westside's MO of oddball programming language geekery and bloody stumps. We're so cutting edge, we might even start the meeting before the release tarball drops. Just in case, here's the instructions for building git master rakudo:

  git clone
  cd rakudo
  perl Configure.pl --gen-parrot
  make
  make install

  PATH=$PWD/parrot_install/bin:$PATH
  perl6 -e 'say "hello"'

Perl 6 is a substantially different language from Perl 5. If you haven't kept up with the developments in the last few years, now is a good time to take it for a spin.

Monday
Aug 2, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 3, episode 3

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Aug 3, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Aug 9, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 3, episode 4

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Aug 16, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 3, episode 5

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Aug 17, 2010
Portland R User Group's First Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

At our initial meeting, we'll see how many people in the area use R and where your interests and backgrounds lie. Once we've made contact, our meetings may grow to include presentations or tutorials. Come and tell us what you'd like from your local R user group!

Website
Portland R User Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

We are the local R user group for Portland, Oregon. R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics (http://www.r-project.org/ ). Our goal is to support and share R experience and knowledge among its users in the Portland community. We would like to hear how you use and enjoy the R language and statistical programming environment.

At our initial meeting, we'll see how many people in the area use R and where your interests and backgrounds lie. Once we've made contact, our meetings may grow to include presentations or tutorials. Come and tell us what you'd like from your local R user group!

Website
Monday
Aug 23, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 3, episode 6

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Wednesday
Aug 25, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Monday
Aug 30, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 3, episode 7

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Sep 6, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 3, episode 8

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders' Night - Welcome DjangoCon!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome, including DjangoCon attendees!

The Lucky Lab in North Portland is close to the MAX Yellow line, and several bus lines.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 7, 2010
DjangoCon
through DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

Django is an open source web application framework, written in Python, which follows the model-view-controller architectural pattern.

DjangoCon US is the main US event for the Django community to come together. It will primarily consist of two tracks of talks over three days. Additionally there will be room for open sessions, lightning talks sessions, and a development sprint after the conference.

Website
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Sep 13, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 3, episode 9

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Sep 14, 2010
Portland Python User Group: Dinner Social
Deschutes Brewery

End of summer vacations, DjangoCon, back to school, new jobs- most of us seem to have been busy-busy this last month. Our usual "presentations & beer" style meeting didn't come together this time. In its stead, please behold the introduction of the first* PDXPython Dinner Social!

Please RSVP and join us at the DESCHUTES BREWERY at 6:30, Tuesday September 14th, where we will enjoy the promise of large tables, a varied menu for the hungry, a wide range of beverages, and spirited discussion of the Pythonic pursuits that are keeping us so busy.

I hope to see you all there!

Website
Monday
Sep 20, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 3, episode 10

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Wednesday
Sep 22, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

This month Max Ogden will be on hand to talk about Couchappspora < http://github.com/maxogden/couchappspora >, the social communication revolution that he has started. Couchappspora is inspired by Diaspora < http://www.joindiaspora.com/ > but is built as a couchapp using CouchDB < http://couchdb.apache.org/ >.

In addition, Jesse Hallett will present an end-to-end tutorial on how to set up JSTestDriver < http://code.google.com/p/js-test-driver/ > to automate the process of running QUnit tests < http://docs.jquery.com/Qunit > using QUnitTestRunnerPlugin < http://github.com/jivesoftware/QUnitTestRunnerPlugin >. We have had talks on testing before, including a great talk from Duncan Beevers on simulating time with Bobble < http://github.com/duncanbeevers/bobble >. In this talk Jesse will focus on automation and asynchronous tests, including more discussion on when simulated time or asynchronicity is the better choice and when to mix and match.

There will be pizza provided by Jive Software.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Monday
Sep 27, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Sep 28, 2010
pdx.st -- Portland Smalltalk Users Group
GemStone Systems

pdx.st is the Portland Smalltalk Users Group. The group welcomes programmers interested in the Smalltalk language. Members interact through a mailing list and meet regularly for presentations, demos and discussions.

Website
Monday
Oct 4, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Oct 5, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Oct 11, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Oct 12, 2010
Portland Python User Group Monthly Meetup
Webtrends

GROUP: Socialize with other Python programming enthusiasts, check out presentations on Pythonic topics, maybe participate in a code sprint or two, possibly work on projects and provide mutual technical support.

There are more resources available at the web site: http://wiki.python.org/moin/PortlandPythonUserGroup

Website
Monday
Oct 18, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Oct 25, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Oct 26, 2010
pdx.st -- Portland Smalltalk Users Group
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

Small talk about all things Smalltalk, the object-oriented programming language and environment.

This month's program includes a presentation by Brian Rice about Slate's Haskell-based descendent Atomo, and what features he'll be drawing back into Slate, including Smalltalk-oriented pattern-matching. Also, Slate is gaining general assignment syntax in a non-abstraction-breaking way using Slate's macro facility.

Finally, and intriguingly, a student, Max OrHai, who has been working on Dave Ungar's parallel Squeak VM, has a nice demo.

The meeting is in room 086-01 of FAB, known to some directional signs as room 86-01. This room is under the plaza between the Engineering Building and the Fourth Avenue Building, you may enter through either lobby and go down the stairs.

The room will open slightly before 7:00. Building front doors are open, but in previous meetings at this location have been locked at 8:00PM.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 27, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' October Meeting
Jive Software

The April Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

This will be the last meeting before our end-of-the-year hiatus. Regular meetings will resume in January.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Monday
Nov 1, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 2, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Nov 8, 2010
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 1

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 9, 2010
Portland Python User Group Monthly Meetup
Webtrends

GROUP: Socialize with other Python programming enthusiasts, check out presentations on Pythonic topics, maybe participate in a code sprint or two, possibly work on projects and provide mutual technical support. More resources are available at the web site: http://wiki.python.org/moin/PortlandPythonUserGroup

This month: * Michel's Monthly Module (ctypes): Joel Bernstein * Optimizing C Extensions: Case Van Horsen * Extending Python using OCaml: John Melesky * And more!

Website
Monday
Nov 15, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Nov 22, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Nov 29, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Dec 6, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 7, 2010
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

PRESENTATIONS * Dhananjay Keskar will discuss how he "applied Ruby meta-programming for creating a DSL for interactive voice response menus for use in telephony apps": https://github.com/dkeskar/twilioflow * David Turnbull and coworkers will present their Googlyscript gem, "a high-performance Closure Compiler build tool": https://github.com/dturnbull/googlyscript * Igal Koshevoy will talk about, "Things I Like About Ruby: A perspective gained from spending too much time writing enterprise application frameworks using sh, awk and sed"

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Dec 13, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Dec 20, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Dec 27, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night - Special After-Christmas Edition
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Meeting begins at 6:30pm unless you're donpdonp, in which case the meeting begins at 5:00pm.

Website
Monday
Jan 3, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 1

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night - Munchkin Monday
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

First Monday of each month is Munchkin Monday, where we play the card game Munchkin. The game starts at 7pm, and you're welcome to play, spectate, get work done, or ignore us completely.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 4, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Jan 10, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 2

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 11, 2011
Portland Python User Group Monthly Meetup
Cloudability

Hey Pythoneers,

Happy 2011! We're very excited to be kicking off the new year with a PDX Python meeting in a brand new space: Urban Airship's new office at 11th and NW Flanders. Michael Schurter will share a bit about deploying WSGI apps with nginx, and Jason Kirtland will give a presentation on Blinker entitled, "Decouple Your Everything with Publish/Subscribe." Head over at 6:30pm.

Urban Airship is at 334 NW 11th Ave, in the Pearl District: http://goo.gl/maps/U6mC

The main door will probably be locked, but the back door, which leads directly to the event space, will be propped open. The back door is right around the corner on NW Flanders, next to the loading dock: http://goo.gl/maps/Ikbh

We'll put up signs, but if you get lost you can call Adam at 503-866-0663.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 12, 2011
Portland Perl Mongers
Free Geek

Join your fellow Perl developers for discussions and presentations.

Website
Monday
Jan 17, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 3

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 18, 2011
PDXPHP: What's new in Drupal 7 and more
Shopigniter Office

Join fellow PHP developers for presentations and discussions.

Website
Thursday
Jan 20, 2011
PDXScala: Octobot distributed queue worker, bridging JRuby and Scala, etc
Simple (old office)

PDXScala is the Portland, Oregon based Scala users group.

The meeting will be at BankSimple, please use this door -- there will be a "PDXscala" sign on it.

PRESENTATIONS * Scott Andreas showing off the Scala port of his Octobot project, which was recently deployed successfully to handle a heavy job processing load at UrbanAirship. * Stephen Judkins will also show off some work he's done to integrate JRuby and Scala. * If you have any topics you'd like to discuss or code you'd like to show off, please bring it along!

Website
Monday
Jan 24, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 4

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 26, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Jan 27, 2011
Westside Programmers
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month's talk is by Richard Fobes:

"Faster than an FFT, the audio-oriented QRST (spectral transform)"

Based on the interest Phil and Ed expressed in my spectral transform, I've spent lots of time during the past two months further developing the software. Besides getting it to work better -- it still needs refinement -- I've ended up creating an audio-compression method I call QRST. I'll be playing sound files to demonstrate what the spectral transform, the audio-compression format, and decompression back into sound files can do, so this will be much more interesting than the words "spectral transform" suggest.

BTW, being faster than the FFT is just one of the side effects of having designed it for use with sound files. Fourier transforms are sooo ssllooww.

Monday
Jan 31, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 5

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 1, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Feb 7, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 6

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night - Munchkin Monday 2: Electric Boogaloo
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

First Monday of each month is Munchkin Monday, where we play the card game Munchkin. The game starts at 7pm, and you're welcome to play, spectate, get work done, or ignore us completely.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 8, 2011
Portland Python User Group Monthly Meetup
Cloudability Website
Monday
Feb 14, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 7

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night: V-day (love your code and your beer)
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Also on twitter http://twitter.com/nopoconi

Website
Tuesday
Feb 15, 2011
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

Join fellow PHP developers for presentations and discussions.

  • Jordan is starting to offer web development classes to designers and other non-programmers, and thought it would be interesting to discuss with the group what everyone thinks "would be good concepts, techniques and approaches to teach, what pitfalls you've encountered when working with newbies (especially print designers who may be set in their pixel-perfect designy ways), etc". (Jordan Lev)
  • Demo of the Fabric library.  It is actually written in Python but is a great general tool for deployment and other administrative-type tasks (Chris Forrette)
  • Anybody used FRAPI? Share your thoughs, concerns.
Website
Monday
Feb 21, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 8

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Also on twitter http://twitter.com/nopoconi

Website
Wednesday
Feb 23, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Monday
Feb 28, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 9

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 1, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

TOPICS: * Bill Kayser of New Relic will talk about his company's Ruby products for tracking and identifying performance problems. * Group discussion on performance issues and how to fix them. Bring your questions! * Igal Koshevoy will talk about doing full-text searching using Sunspot to help your users find relevant information. * Igal Koshevoy will talk about building a simple, pluggable mechanisms to let folks running your code configure it to use a particular implementation of a feature, e.g. perform search using SQL, Sunspot or something else. * ...more!

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Mar 7, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 4, episode 10 -- Last episode of Season 10!

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

First Monday of the month is Munchkin Monday, game starts at 7pm.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 8, 2011
Portland Python User Group Monthly Meetup
Cloudability

Lightning Talks!

Website
Monday
Mar 14, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 15, 2011
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

Topic TBD.

Website
Monday
Mar 21, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 5, episode 1

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 23, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting:

  • Game Programming with Crafty.js
  • Topics in Cryptography: The state of random numbers in the browser

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Monday
Mar 28, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 5, episode 2

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Apr 4, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 5, episode 3

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night - Special Lightning Round
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

This week we'll be having a free raffle for a free pass to OSBridge. Show up by 8:30pm to add your name to the hat.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 5, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

PRESENTATIONS

  • Jesse Cooke: Experiences with MagLev on a real project, and how to use its unique debugging features.
  • Monty Williams: Using MagLev and Sinatra to examine Ruby code generated by metaprogramming.
  • Ian Dees: JRuby awesomeness, from the co-author of "Using JRuby" -- http://pragprog.com/titles/jruby/using-jruby
  • Reid Beels: How to create idiomatic controllers with less code using the "inherited_resources" Ruby on Rails plugin.
  • Audrey Eschright: Code I've deleted recently and what you can learn from this.
  • Igal Koshevoy: If there's time left over.... Creating custom plugin architectures, full text searching with Sunspot, and/or extracting reusable code into Ruby on Rails engines.

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: This meeting’s space is kindly provided by Robert Half Technology at their 2nd Floor Conference Room. Enter the KOIN Tower from SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, take the back elevators to the 2nd floor, and then follow the pdxruby signs.

Website
Monday
Apr 11, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 5, episode 4

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night - Special Lightning Round
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Apr 18, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 5, episode 5

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 19, 2011
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

Details: http://pdxphp.org/2011-april-meeting

At this meeting, we have one free pass to Open Source Bridge 2011 to give away. All atendees of the meeting will be eligible to win. Winner will be chosen by random drawing at the meeting.

Topic(s): Open for further topic suggestions

Search Integration (Presentor: Anthony Gentile @agentile)

  • Talk about things to consider when integrating search into a web application.
  • Discuss existing search methods and tools and their features.
  • Show example code focusing on Solr and some useful features it provides for.
  • Importance of search result presentation
Website
Monday
Apr 25, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 5, episode 6

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 27, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Monday
May 2, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 5, episode 7

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 3, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

PRESENTATIONS: * Markus Roberts will present yet another delightful Ruby hangman puzzle. * Ezra Zygmuntowicz will talk about VMWare CloudFoundary and its implementation, a platform-as-a-service he's been working on that's written entirely in Ruby. * Eric Redmond will present "The Holy Grail of Databases", an overview of many database and their support for Ruby and Rails. * Kyle Drake will talk about developing concurrent web applications using EventMachine, EM-Synchrony, and his new Sinatra::Synchrony.

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: 2nd floor conference room, 222 SW Columbia St., Portland OR 97201. The building entrance is on SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. The door may be locked, but there's a guard on site that will let you in and you can use the doorbell to summon them. Ask the guard nicely to let you up to the 2nd floor conference room, the elevators require them to use a key card. When you get to the 2nd floor, just follow the "pdxruby" signs. This meeting space is kindly offered to us by Robert Half Technology, a company that provides IT staffing services and positions: http://www.roberthalftechnology.com/

Website
Monday
May 9, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 5, episode 8

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

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North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

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Monday
May 16, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 5, episode 9

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on freenode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 17, 2011
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

Details: http://pdxphp.org/2011-april-meeting

topic To Be Determined

Website
Monday
May 23, 2011
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 5, episode 10

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #TechCoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
May 25, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
May 26, 2011
Westside Programmers
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month we'll have a GraphViz talk by Matt Youell.

Monday
May 30, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Jun 6, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 7, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

PRESENTATIONS: * Ezra Zygmuntowicz will give a deep technical talk about the Cloud Foundry system he's been working on at VMWare. It's an open source Platform-as-a-Service that plays well with different hosting platforms, frameworks and services. It's written entirely in Ruby and uses bleeding edge features of 1.9, fibers, EventMachine, etc. He'll walk us through the bits and pieces -- no "marketecture", only architecture and deep tech. * Brian Ford will talk about the new Rubinius 2.0 -- http://rubini.us/2011/06/07/inside-rubinius-20-preview/ * Markus Roberts will present another delightful Ruby hangman puzzle

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

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Monday
Jun 13, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Jun 20, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome Open Source Bridge!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2011
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Details: http://pdxphp.org/2011-june-meeting

Note we start at 7pm rather that the regular 6:30 and we are at the Eliot Center (Open Source Bridge) rather than ShopIgniter

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

This meeting will be a special BoF session at Open Source Bridge.

If you don't already have a ticket for the Open Source Bridge conference, you’ll need to either buy one or register for a free "Community Pass" that will let you into the Friday unconference, Hacker Lounge and the evening BoFs.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Portland Ruby Brigade birds-of-a-feather at Open Source Bridge
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

The Ruby programming language continues to be popular for web development and other uses in Portland and beyond. Come talk about what you’re working on, and find out what other people are using Ruby for.

If you'd like to give a short talk (3-10 minutes), please prepare and mention it at the beginning of the meeting so we can add you to the agenda. We'll spend the rest of the time on open discussions, which will be awesome.

The Portland Ruby Brigade (pdxruby) meets regularly to discuss these topics. See http://pdxruby.org for details.

IMPORTANT: If you don’t already have a ticket for the Open Source Bridge conference, you’ll need to either buy one or register for a free “Community Pass” that will let you into the Friday unconference, Hacker Lounge and the evening BoFs: http://osbridge.eventbrite.com/

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Monday
Jun 27, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Jul 4, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 5, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

VENUE: The building entrance is on SW Columbia between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. The door may be locked, but there's a guard on site that will let you in and you can use the doorbell to summon them. Ask the guard nicely to let you up to the 2nd floor conference room, the elevators require them to use a key card. When you get to the 2nd floor, just follow the "pdxruby" signs. This meeting space is kindly offered to us by Robert Half Technology, a company that provides IT staffing services and positions: http://www.roberthalftechnology.com/

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Monday
Jul 11, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Jul 18, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 19, 2011
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

Details: http://pdxphp.org/2011-april-meeting

topic To Be Determined

Website
Friday
Jul 22, 2011
HacPDX II
through Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

HacPDX-II is an opportunity to join Portland Haskell hackers in building and improving Hackage libraries and tools. The project you hack on can be anything and need-not be pre-existing or general community tools.

Website
Sunday
Jul 24, 2011
OSCON JVM Language Symposium
Oregon Convention Center

OSCON JVM Language Symposium

Sunday, July 24, 2011 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PT)

Portland, OR

Free.

Registration required.

The OSCON JVM Language Symposium is a free, open-spaces conference for implementers and users of different languages on the Java Virtual Machine. We will have several of the biggest names in JVM languages in attendance, and an open format where you can propose and lead sessions, or simply hang out and hack on a new or interesting language idea. This means we will have no planned agenda for the conference and it will be decided by the attendees.

Some of the languages you can expect to learn about include: Scala, Clojure, Groovy, JRuby, Fantom, Gosu, and (insert your favorite JVM language here).

This is a free event happening the Sunday before OSCON Java (registration for the OSCON Java conference is not required).

We are holding this in the OSCON Java space at the Oregon Convention Center, so we will have plenty of space to hack and collaborate.

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Monday
Jul 25, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome OSCON!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Wednesday
Jul 27, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Beer.js
Bailey's Taproom

With the JavaScript Admirers meeting falling during OSCon, and there being a large contingent of JavaScript developers in town, it becomes obvious that a Beer.js needs to occur.

Someone set up an RSVP here: http://inv.ly/mPQf

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Monday
Aug 1, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 2, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

TALKS * Markus Roberts will present a brand new Ruby Hangman puzzle * Sam Livingston-Gray will give an overview of things he learned at the recent Cascadia Ruby Conference * Igal Koshevoy will talk about the Bundler dependency management tool, and strategies for dynamic dependency injection, deploying, versioning, etc. * Update from the recent Ruby on Rails 3.1 hackfest * ...and much more!

GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Website
Monday
Aug 8, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Aug 15, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Aug 22, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 23, 2011
Ruby Beginners Meetup
Collective Agency Downtown

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby and those interested in helping them. Come by to ask questions. Answer questions. Hack.

This is a bonus beginners' meetup, specifically aimed at the then-to-be-alumni of the Intro to Programming workshop on the 19th and 20th.

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Wednesday
Aug 24, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Aug 25, 2011
August Portland Area Game Developer Interest Group (PAGDIG/IGDA) Meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come on by and hang out with interesting people and talk about game development while stuffing your face with pizza and/or beer. PAX is coming up soon, so I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about. See you all there!

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Monday
Aug 29, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Sep 5, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome DjangoCon Attendees!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Sep 6, 2011
PADNUG: Asynchronous Programming Futures for .NET (C# 5 / VB 11)
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

This session will take a peek into the future and examine some of the features proposed for C# 5.0. This includes studying async methods which are part of C# 5.0 and build on the PFx Task library. We will also briefly look at the PFx Task libraries to gain the necessary background for working with the new language features. Note that Visual Basic 11 will also have these identical features so in essence we'll be covering VB 11 as well.

Presented by Michael Kennedy.

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PADNUG: Asynchronous Programming Futures for .NET (C# 5 / VB 11)
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG September meet-up!

Michael Kennedy will be presenting on asynchronous programming futures for .NET: This session will take a peek into the future and examine some of the features proposed for C# 5.0. This includes studying async methods which are part of C# 5.0 and build on the PFx Task library. We will also briefly look at the PFx Task libraries to gain the necessary background for working with the new language features. Note that Visual Basic 11 will also have these identical features so in essence we'll be covering VB 11 as well.

WHERE: Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium 2501 NW 229th Avenue Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/?org=aj#/fotw1o04svrqm3xg

WHEN: Tuesday 9/6/2011 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

WHO: Michael is an instructor for DevelopMentor, a .NET enthusiast, an agile pioneer, an entrepreneur, a father of three girls, a husband, a student, and a teacher. His blog is at http://www.michaelckennedy.net/blog.

TOPIC: This session will take a peek into the future and examine some of the features proposed for C# 5.0. This includes studying async methods which are part of C# 5.0 and build on the PFx Task library. We will also briefly look at the PFx Task libraries to gain the necessary background for working with the new language features. Note that Visual Basic 11 will also have these identical features so in essence we'll be covering VB 11 as well.

Thanks to our Premium Sponsors that make these meetings possible:

azad - http://www.azad.com http://www.azad.com/ http://www.azad.com/ Cinetopia - http://www.cinetopia.com http://www.cinetopia.com/ Infragistics - http://www.infragistics.com http://www.infragistics.com/ http://www.infragistics.com/ Microsoft - http://www.microsoft.com http://www.microsoft.com/ http://www.microsoft.com/ O'Reilly - http://www.oreilly.com http://www.oreilly.com/ http://www.oreilly.com/

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Cheers, Jesse PADNUG Outreach Coordinator

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

PRESENTATIONS: * Markus Roberts will amaze and horrify you with his latest Ruby hangman puzzle. * Koichi Sasada -- creator of YARV, the official Ruby 1.9 implementation -- will talk about new and exciting Ruby 1.9.3 features and his recent work on improving MRI. * Milind S. Pandit will talk about deploying a Ruby on Rails 3.1 app to Heroku, along with overviews of Heroku and the Rails-based Toto blog engine. • Tim Felgentreff will talk about debugger tooling for MagLev. • Jesse Cooke will talk about Lorentz, a Redis data store clone written on top of the MagLev Ruby interpreter. * Igal Koshevoy will give an overview and demo of using Vagrant for quickly and easily providing consistent development environments for your apps.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby and its uses.

Website
Monday
Sep 12, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Sep 19, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 20, 2011
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

Details: http://pdxphp.org/2011-september-meeting

topic To Be Determined

Website
Thursday
Sep 22, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Sep 26, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Sep 28, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting - Bricks.js
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

At this meeting Jerry Sievert will talk about Bricks.js, the Node.js web framework that he created. Jerry was not completely satisfied with existing frameworks, like Express. So he set out to make a new framework that is powerful, modular, and fast.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Sep 29, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Oct 3, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 4, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

  • Markus Roberts will amaze and horrify the masses again with his latest Ruby hangman puzzle.
  • Jesse Cooke will present Lorentz, a Redis data store clone he's written for the MagLev Ruby interpreter.
  • Tim Felgentreff will share his further adventures in writing a Smalltalk-style Ruby debugger for MagLev.
  • Igal Koshevoy will give an overview of using Vagrant to quickly and easily provide consistent development environments for your apps.
  • Igal Koshevoy will talk about pragmatic metaprogramming and demonstrate code from Citizenry (http://epdx.org) that demonstrates how to create reusable functionality and eliminate duplicate code.
  • We'll also discuss interesting stuff brought up at the recent RubyConf.
  • ...and other awesome Ruby-related discussion!
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Thursday
Oct 6, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Oct 10, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 13, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Oct 17, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 18, 2011
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

Details: http://pdxphp.org/2011-october-meeting

topic To Be Determined

Website
Thursday
Oct 20, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

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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Monday
Oct 24, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

We have two talks scheduled for this meeting:

  • SocketStream, a phenomenally fast real-time web framework for Node.js, presented by Eric Redmond
  • ClojureScript, the Clojure to JS compiler, presented by Kevin Lynagh

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Oct 27, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Oct 31, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 1, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

Website
Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Nov 7, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Nov 10, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

This week we'll have some folks playing with numpy and other big dataset/scientific computation stuff using Python. Ask around when you get here to find the group doing this.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Nov 14, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 15, 2011
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office Website
Thursday
Nov 17, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Nov 21, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Nov 24, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Nov 28, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Dec 5, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 6, 2011
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

Website
Thursday
Dec 8, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Dec 12, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 15, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Dec 19, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 22, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Dec 26, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 29, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jan 2, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 3, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

Website
Thursday
Jan 5, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jan 9, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 12, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jan 16, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 17, 2012
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office Website
January R Meetup @ Simple!
Simple

Josh Reich will be presenting on the data.table package!

Additionally, Simple's Director of Research Allen Goodman will be giving a talk on time series analysis:

"From a statistical perspective, the analysis of time series hasn't dramatically diverted from the program established by George Box and Gwilym Jenkins in 'Time series analysis: Forecasting and Control'. However, from a computational perspective, statisticians haven't adopted best practices for model identification, parameter estimation, model diagnostics, or forecasting. I'll model a time series using the Box-Jenkins program in R, outlining contemporary attitudes within the R community on the subject"

Website
Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jan 23, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 25, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This event marks three years of JavaScript Admirers' meetings. There will be celebrations and cake!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Jan 26, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Friday
Jan 27, 2012
Global Game Jam
through Art Institute of Portland

The goal is to come together and make a video game, or non-digital game like a board game or card game. Participants rapidly prototype game designs and hopefully inject new ideas to help grow the game industry. We share a common theme and constraints. We ask participants to create a game from beginning to end in a prescribed time (maximum of 48 hours). The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to result in small but innovative and experimental games.

Website
Monday
Jan 30, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 6, episode 1

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Feb 2, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Project Euler Discussion Meetup
Side Door

Project Euler is a great way to practice programming and keep your math skills sharp.

This is a bi-weekly meetup/study session for folks working on or interested in Euler problems. We'll pick unsolved problems and tackle them as a group.

We're colocated with SEPoCoNi, so feel free to group surf.

Website
Monday
Feb 6, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 6, episode 2

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 7, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

Website
Thursday
Feb 9, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Feb 13, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 6, episode 3 (Valentine's edition!)

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
Monday
Feb 20, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 6, episode 4

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 21, 2012
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office Website
Wednesday
Feb 22, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Feb 23, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Feb 27, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 6, episode 5 - Leap Year Edition

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 29, 2012
Portland Smalltalk Users
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building, Room 155

Dale Henrichs will talk about using Git to store Monticello packages and Metacello configurations. There may also be presentations about using combinator parsers in Pharo and using Smalltalk in VMWare's Cloud Foundry.

A group of us will probably go for a beer or two afterwards

Website
Thursday
Mar 1, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Mar 5, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 6, episode 6

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night - Now monthly, every first Monday!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

NOTE: Due to limited attendance of the weekly coders night, I'm reducing it to a single monthly event. First Monday was chosen to avoid conflicts with Dorkbot, DevOps, the Functional Programming Study Group, and the Android Developer meetup.

Of course, it's a public bar, so everyone's welcome to come on off weeks anyway if they feel like it.


Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every on the first Monday of the month.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 6, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Robert Half Technology, 2nd Floor Conference Room

10gen: Intro to MongoDB and Schema Design

One of the challenges that comes with moving to MongoDB is figuring how to best model your data. While most developers have internalized the rules of thumb for designing schemas for RDBMSs, these rules don't always apply to MongoDB. The simple fact that documents can represent rich, schema-free data structures means that we have a lot of viable alternatives to the standard, normalized, relational model. Not only that, MongoDB has several unique features, such as atomic updates and indexed array keys, that greatly influence the kinds of schemas that make sense. Understandably, this begets good questions:

  • Are foreign keys permissible, or is it better to represent one-to- many relations withing a single document?
  • Are join tables necessary, or is there another technique for building out many-to-many relationships?
  • What level of denormalization is appropriate?
  • How do my data modeling decisions affect the efficiency of updates and queries?

In this session, we'll answer these questions and more, provide a number of data modeling rules of thumb, and discuss the tradeoffs of various data modeling strategies.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

Website
Wednesday
Mar 7, 2012
Zissou Society for Programming Language Exploration
Engine Yard

Inaugural meeting!

The Zissou Society for Programming Language Exploration (aka pdxlang) is a general programming language discussion/exploration group. The weird, the offbeat, the little-known, the forgotten programming languages. These are the things we'll be discussing.

We have three talks lined up:

  • Bart Massey will show us Inform 7.
  • Joe Groff is going to present on Factor.
  • Markus Roberts will give a talk on ... something. We're still working that out. If you've seen Markus present before, you know it's probably more fun that way.

Rumor has it that there will be pizza and beer.

Website
Thursday
Mar 8, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Mar 12, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 6, episode 7 - Daylight Savings Edition!

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 13, 2012
Vim Users Group:wq
Simple

A meetup in Portland, OR for people who use the Vim text editor to share tips, knowledge, and various other things they find useful in their daily writing of whatever.

The first meetup will occur in Simple's office where there will be:

  • VimScript and why it's not that scary
  • other proposals are welcome!
  • or I'll just talk about Fugitive.vim and stuff

Please e-mail matt.sacks+vim@simple.com for questions/comments.

Thursday
Mar 15, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Mar 19, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 6, episode 8

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 20, 2012
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

See link for Details: http://pdxphp.org/2012-march-meeting

"short talk about what Chirpify is, Twitter Commerce and how to integrate into the new alpha/beta-ish Chirpify API. (Duke Leto @dukeleto)"

Website
Thursday
Mar 22, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Tuesday
Mar 27, 2012
NSCoder
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

NSCoder is about Cocoa developers getting together to help each other code. We're also following the Stanford CS193p fall 2011 course. Come join and follow along.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 28, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Mar 29, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

This week there will be a OSBridge ticket give away, get here by 8pm to take part.

More details: http://blog.wraithan.net/2012/03/sepoconi-and-osbridge.html

Monday
Apr 2, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Season 6, episode 10 (April Fools Edition)

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night - Now monthly, every first Monday!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

NOTE: Due to limited attendance of the weekly coders night, I'm reducing it to a single monthly event. First Monday was chosen to avoid conflicts with Dorkbot, DevOps, the Functional Programming Study Group, and the Android Developer meetup.

Of course, it's a public bar, so everyone's welcome to come on off weeks anyway if they feel like it.


Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every on the first Monday of the month.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 3, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting (NEW VENUE)
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Apr 5, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Thursday
Apr 12, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

GitHub Drinkup
Rialto Pool Room

The beers in Portland are second only to the amazing summers. Since it's not quite summer yet, and since a summerup would just sound weird, we've decided to host a drinkup at the Rialto Pool Room this Thursday starting at 8 pm.

So come out, have a beer on us, and talk shop with your fellow developers. Beards and skinny jeans are optional, but expected.

Website
Monday
Apr 16, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Super Secret Guerrilla Edition (aka there wasn't one up and I wanted to go tomorrow.)

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 17, 2012
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

See link for Details: http://pdxphp.org/2012-april-meeting

Website
Thursday
Apr 19, 2012
AgilePDX event: "The Mikado Method, or how to behead the legacy beast" workshop
World Trade Center

THANK YOU to our sponsors: ProKarma and Agile Open Northwest!!

For any code base there comes a time when you want (or need) to change it. If your changes are extensive, it’s easy to get lost in a jungle of dependencies or on a sea of broken code. Ultimately, you might just give up and shove it away under the legacy label. Instead of doing that, use "The Mikado Method," a systematic approach to reclaim your code. The method helps you visualize, prepare, and perform business-value focused changes, while delivering, and without having a broken code-base in the process. It enhances team communication, collaboration and learning, and helps individuals stay on track.

http://mikadomethod.wordpress.com/book/

For: Lead developers, architects, programming coaches, or anyone who wants to get some serious hands-on practice on how to work their way out of messy code while keeping the delivery frequency and business value focus.

Join Ola Ellnestam, founder of Agical.se and author of The Mikado Method, as he leads the group through exploring techniques for restructuring difficult-t0-work-with code. Ola likes to combine people, technology and business which is best done with simple means and flexible processes. More than that he likes to share his knowledge and experiences because that’s how new insights are created according to him. http://ellnestam.wordpress.com/

http://www.hanoulle.be/2012/02/who-is-ola-ellnestam/

http://www.agical.com/

Registration fee: $85 - The participation of our sponsors, (including Agile Open Northwest, ProKarma, and...you?) helps us to keep the fee as low as possible.

For more information, or if you'd like to sponsor this event, contact dlarsen [at] futureworksconsulting [dot] com

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Apr 23, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Inter-season edition.

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Apr 26, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Tuesday
May 1, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting [NEW VENUE!]
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
May 3, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
May 7, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 10, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
May 14, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 15, 2012
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

See link for Details: http://pdxphp.org/2012-may-meeting

Website
Thursday
May 17, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
May 21, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
May 23, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
May 24, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
May 28, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Inter-season edition.

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 31, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jun 4, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Inter-season edition.

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 5, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Riak, UNIX IPC, Marmoset Patching and more
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Markus Roberts: Hangman Ruby puzzle featuring Marmoset Patching
  • Casey Rosenthal: Overview and use of Riak, a NoSQL database with a focus on availability, fault-tolerance and scaling
  • Jon Guymon: UNIX IPC with Ruby, a report from the trenches at New Relic
  • ...and more

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Jun 7, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jun 11, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Inter-season edition.

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jun 14, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jun 18, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Inter-season edition.

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 19, 2012
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Shopigniter Office

See link for Details: http://pdxphp.org/2012-june-meeting

Website
Thursday
Jun 21, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Gaming for Social Good
Collective Agency Downtown

As the use of video games becomes more pervasive--think Angry Birds to Farmville to Wii Fitness--it becomes useful to consider their wider impact on our lives. Are they merely useful for entertainment, or can games help create change through creativity, imagination and play? Can games be valuable for mission-based groups like non-profits, NGOs and community organizations? How can game development connect students to real-world problems?

We’ll kick off the evening with a panel discussion including speakers at the intersection of gaming and game development for education, non-profit enablement and youth outreach. Our panelists will explore how gaming and the creation of games can positively impact our local communities and wider world mission-based efforts. Following audience Q&A, everyone is welcome to continue the discussion over networking, food and soft drinks.

Join us to discuss how creating games and game development can benefit the social good!

What: Meetup and Panel Roundtable
When: Thursday, June 21st 6-9pm
Where: Collective Agency, 322 NW Sixth Ave (between Everett and Flanders)
Who: Game Developers and Designers, Creatives, Educators, Non-Profits, Programmers, Entrepreneurs, Businesses

Please RSVP through Eventbrite http://gaming4good.eventbrite.com/ or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/189704944489416/


Moderator

Erik Wecks, Author of How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any and contributor to GeekDad on Wired.com

Panelists

Keld Bangsberg, Academic Department Director at the Art Institute of Portland including Game Art & Design, Media Arts & Animation, Visual & Game Programming, and Design Visualization.

Chris Brooks, VP of Technology at WebMD and Director at TechStart Education Foundation, which hosts the Oregon Game Project Challenge.

Scott Crabtree, HappyBrainScience. Video game designer, producer, and entrepreneur with over 10 years of professional experience managing the development of video games and has published games on PCs, consoles and the iPhone.

Jason Galbraith, Robotics and Programming Instructor at Sunset High School, Saturday Academy Instructor and coach for the Oregon Game Project Challenge.

Brian Jamison, founder of OpenSourcery, which specializes in Drupal for non-profits and hosts Donor Rally (http://donorrally.com), a free social fundraising game that has helped non-profits raise nearly a million dollars online.

About the Hosts:

PDXTech4Good People and technology creating social good.

Social changemakers and technological forerunners come together at PDXTech4Good events to mix, swap stories, share ideas, build new relationships, and reinforce the online communities of NetSquared and the NTEN 501 Tech Clubs. This group is organized/supported by volunteer efforts and open to all to attend.

Pixel Arts A social entrepreneurship that empowers groups to address social and economic issues through video games. We support innovative collaborations for social good through game development, education, entrepreneurship and community building.

Website
Monday
Jun 25, 2012
PDX TechCoffee
Southeast Grind

Inter-season edition.

Get up early and work on your side projects with some like-minded geeks!

TechCoffee is part running club, part knitting bee, and part hackathon. It's hard to work on all of your amazing ideas after a long workday, so instead we get up early. And we get together, so we have the reinforcement of other people up early, too. A couple hours a week can make a big difference.

So bring your laptops and your work ethic to PDX TechCoffee. Or, if you can't be there in person, join us on IRC at #techcoffee on FreeNode. One commit a week is all we ask.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 26, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Please note the changed time and venue

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

At this meeting Jan-Christoph Borchardt, from the Unhosted movement will give a talk about Unhosted, remoteStorage and how to achieve freedom from the web’s monopolies.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Thursday
Jun 28, 2012
Galois Tech Talk: Programming with Narrowing
Galois, Inc

Presented by Sergio Antoy from Portland State University.

In this talk, I will introduce narrowing, the characterizing feature of functional logic programming, from the programmer's viepoint. Narrowing promotes non-determinism and it enables computing with incomplete or unknown information. After a short and informal presentation of Curry, the leading functional logic language, I will discuss a few examples showing that narrowing and its associated non-determinism support programming at a very high level of abstraction.

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jul 2, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 3, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Concurrency in Ruby; Installing and managing Ruby interpreters; etc
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Matthew Boeh will present "Concurrency in Ruby": The history of concurrency in Ruby. Current options and how the current Ruby implementations differ. The tradeoffs between evented and threaded approaches to I/O. What Rubyists can learn from other languages.
  • Nic Benders and Igal Koshevoy will present "Installing and Managing Ruby Interpreters": rvm and rbenv + ruby-build; deploying with Chef and Puppet; provisioning with cloud-init and other options.
  • ...and more!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Jul 5, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Website
Monday
Jul 9, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jul 12, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Website
Monday
Jul 16, 2012
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome OSCON Attendees!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

In town for OSCON? The north Lucky Lab is just a quick ride away on the MAX Yellow line!

Website
Thursday
Jul 19, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Website
Monday
Jul 23, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jul 26, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jul 30, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 31, 2012
Portland Smalltalk Users
VMware Beaverton

Discussion of all things related to the Smalltalk programming language and environment. Open to all interested.

Expected to include several short presentations.

Website
Monday
Aug 6, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 7, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

The Portland Ruby Brigade has been meeting up for 10 years! We'll have cake, drinks and some curious presentations. Our friends at Crowd Compass are sponsoring a catered dinner by Nicholas. You're welcome to bring desserts or other yummy things to share.

Presentations:

  • Markus Roberts will share a 10th anniversary-themed Ruby puzzle
  • Rogelio J. Samour on "I know Kung Fu! (or neo4j on Rails without jRuby)" details
  • Igal Koshevoy on travis-ci, a easy-to-use, free, open source continuous integration system that's great for open source Ruby projects
  • Phil Tomson and Igal Koshevoy will present a timeline of pdxruby history and talk about major events in the group's history.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

VENUE: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Aug 9, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Aug 13, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 16, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Aug 20, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 21, 2012
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting (NEW LOCATION)
AppFog HQ Website
Thursday
Aug 23, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Aug 27, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 28, 2012
Galois Tech Talk: Abstract "Anything": Theory and Proof Reuse via DTP
Galois, Inc

Presented by Larry Diehl.

Many advanced branches of mathematics involve structures that abstract over well known specific instances, e.g. abstract algebraic structures, equivalence relations, various orders, category theoretic structures, etc. In typed functional programming (e.g. with type classes in Haskell), encoding such structures amounts to enforcing the definition of elements and operations for a particular structure instance on one hand, and being able to use said elements and operations in generic definitions on the other hand. With Dependently Typed Programming (DTP) we can go one step further and define propositions/properties for abstract structures, and subsequently require proofs in particular instances.

This talk will tell the story of how examples of particular instances inspire an abstract definition (including its propositional properties), how to then instantiate the original concrete examples in the new abstract definition, and finally create further abstract definitions that depend on previously defined ones. Emphasis will be given on how easily concrete proofs can be used as evidence for abstract propositions, and how proofs about abstract structures parameterized by other abstract structures may reuse their proofs (similar to the more common concept of reusing operations in subsequent abstract definitions). The talk will use Agda as its demonstration language, but proofs will mostly be in the form of equational reasoning that should look familiar to the non-expert.

Website
Thursday
Aug 30, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Sep 3, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 4, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Elemental Technologies

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Jacob Helwig and Markus Roberts: Ruby hangman puzzle
  • Igal Koshevoy on using the factory_girl and database_cleaner gems to make integration testing with database records easier, clearer, faster and properly isolated.
  • ...and a lot of discussions on various Ruby-related topics

IMPORTANT: Help us prepare enough food and drink for you by (1) going to this Plancast page and clicking the "count me in" link on right side, and (2) tell us which pizza you want.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: The venue, food and refreshments are provided by Elemental Technologies, a Portland, Oregon software company that specializes in massively parallel processing solutions for video encoding, decoding and transcoding of video over IP networks. For more information, visit http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/

Website
Monday
Sep 10, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Sep 17, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 18, 2012
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
AppFog HQ

See link for Details: http://pdxphp.org/2012-september-meeting

Franz Maruna will be giving a presentation on Concrete5, which should be pretty sweet.

Same as usual: pizza, beer, lots of juicy info, and great discussions and camaraderie!

Website
Monday
Sep 24, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 27, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Oct 1, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 2, 2012
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Lyle Kopnicky of Janrain will present the design, testing/specification, and implementation of a sophisticated DSL for validating JSON structures using a functional programming-inspired approach.
  • Alex Kira will present "Concurrency with JRuby and the JVM", which will cover actors using the Akka library in JRuby in some detail, along with some patterns of use and techniques to help manage concurrency including java.util.concurrent, Futures, and software transactional memory.
  • Lightning talks:
    • Jesse Cooke: Rails generators that generate generators
    • Ben Cullen-Kerney: Acceptance testing command line applications with Aruba/Cucumber
  • ...and much more!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

SPONSOR: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Oct 4, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Oct 8, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 11, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Oct 15, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops this awesome sign:

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Thursday
Oct 18, 2012
Collaborative Game Development for NGOs and NPOs
University of Oregon Portland

How can we create community based game development for social good?

Hosted by the 4th Annual Emergent Learning Commons conference.

Presenters: Valerie Egan of Donate Life Northwest Brandon Bozzi of Game It Forward Local game developers Corvus Elrod, David Galiel and Wolfgang Wozniak

Hackathons and game jams often suffer from top-down approaches led by technology rather than the needs of users and clients. We flip this by inviting NPOs and NGOs to share their missions, goals and challenges; and, one of our case studies comes from Donate Life Northwest, an organ donation non-profit seeking to update their video game Scalpel Pal.

Our panel explores ways to approach the challenges of these NPOs and NGOs through game-based design perspectives. Following the conference, we will be hosting a startup game jam, Guts for Glory, to develop games for Donate Life Northwest.

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Friday
Oct 19, 2012
Guts for Glory Startup Game Jam
through ISITE Design

Make games and help save lives through organ donation!

Pixel Arts presents the Guts for Glory Game Jam in association with Gaming For Social Good's first game summit!

In a 20-hour challenge, you will work with fellow game developers to create a game prototype for the purpose of furthering the goals of a Portland nonprofit organization!

We will be working with Donate Life Northwest for this game summit. Participating developers will be creating a game prototype dedicated to aiding the mission of this organ donor registry nonprofit, the goals of which are outlined in the immediate link! http://www.donatelifenw.org/content/what-we-do

General schedule: Friday, October 19th: 6pm-10pm (Team Formation and Brainstorming) Saturday, October 20th: 9am-5pm (Production) Sunday, October 21st: 9am-5pm (Production) Sunday, October 21st: 5pm-7pm (Postmortem)

Facilitated by Corvus Elrod, this Game Jam will be focused on creating a deliverable for Donate Life in the long run; the event will be set in a production environment, allowing developers to consider aspects of game development such as budgeting, client input, marketing, and their own quality of life on a day-to-day basis. That being said, production managers, marketers, and advertising agents are welcome to sign up as participants!

We have room for 45 participants and will not be counting RSVP's in other locations, though walk-ins are welcome if space permits.

Light breakfast and full lunch will be provided; provide restrictive dietary information on your registration.

Please also consider bringing $10 for a suggested donation to Pixel Arts!

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Monday
Oct 22, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops this awesome sign:

Website
Thursday
Oct 25, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Westside Proggers : Thnad's Revenge: A Programming Language Implementation Tale.
Tektronix Bldg 38

"Thnad's Revenge: A Programming Language Implementation Tale."

Presenter: Ian Dees

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Monday
Oct 29, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Nov 1, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Portland Game for Change: Planning Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

We'll be discussing several matters including:

1) An overview of our plans and volunteer needs.

2) A development schedule to complete the game summit prototype for Donate Life Northwest

3) Upcoming events: John Wilkes would like to offer some workshops in programming including C Sharp and a presentation by Donna Davis Nov 14, an Ethnography of Digital Social Capital in 3D online worlds.

4) Pixel Arts' educational group to development a game camp.

5) Supporting the OGPC with mentors and coaches.

If you would like to add an item to the agenda, pelase reply on our website. We welcome new collaborations and alignments.

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Tuesday
Nov 6, 2012
PADNUG November Meeting - Highlights from //build/
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

Please join us Tuesday night for the PADNUG November meet-up!

Despite some civic event going on this coming Tuesday, we've got some of your favorite presenters coming to bring you highlights from the //build/ Conference!

WHERE: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

WHEN: Tuesday 11/06/2012 6:00 p.m. Pizza 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at On the Border Mexican Grill

WHO: Stuart Celarier Darren Freimuth MJ Johnson Chris Sells Kelly White

TOPIC: //build/ is happening RIGHT NOW and not everyone in the group went :(. So, what we can do is bring several of the folks that are going to //build/ in to the meeting and get everything out of their brains that we can!

We'll start with each panelist giving a brief description of what he found that was 'cool'. Then, we will open up the floor to questions and interaction with the audience! I fully expect some demos, too!

This should be a great lead-in to our "Code with the Experts" event on Saturday, November 10! It was a great event in Redmond so sign up to attend here in Portland: http://bit.ly/CodeWTExpertsPDX

As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com/

EnGn A Generator Group Company http://www.theengn.com/

Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

jenkon New World. New Solution. http://www.jenkon.com/

Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

OrcsWeb Remarkable Service. Remarkable Support. http://www.orcsweb.com/

O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://pluralsight.com/training/

TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/teksystems-united-states/portland

Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Cheers, Rich (Jesse is at //build/ :)) PADNUG President

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS

  • Sam Livingston-Gray will give a brief (15 minutes or less) review of the "Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby" book, and give away at least two copies to those in attendance. (At least one copy will go to a first-time attendee!)
  • Kyle Drake will give a presentation on Celluloid, an actor-based concurrent object framework for Ruby.
  • Various folks will provide highlights from the recent RubyConf 2012.
  • ...and lots more!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

SPONSOR: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Wednesday
Nov 7, 2012
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the first Wednesday of the month.

Thursday
Nov 8, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Rogue Coding
Rogue Distillery & Public House

Bringing together coders from all language to be better together. Oh, and Beer

November 8th's Rogue Coding Main Event:

MOBILE PLATFORM SMACKDOWN - MPS!

Choose any mobile platform that you wish. Be ready to give a 2 minute presentation on why you think that platform is the best or the worst or ???. You can use any method of delivery you wish and any props that you need to make your point. You will then have to answer one question after you finish. It may or may not be related to the presentation you just made.

Performance will be based on crowd response.

Winner will receive a bottle of fine a Rogue Beverage.

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Zissou Society for Programming Language Exploration
Engine Yard

The Zissou Society for Programming Language Exploration (aka pdxlang) is a general programming language discussion/exploration group. The weird, the offbeat, the little-known, the forgotten programming languages. These are the things we discuss and explore.

We've got two talks lined up this time, and we probably will have one more added. (If you want to talk, drop a note to the list or Matt.)

Featured languages of the evening include Nickle and REBOL.

There will be pizza and beer, if that helps you clear your calendar.

Website
Thursday
Nov 15, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Tuesday
Nov 27, 2012
Portland Smalltalk Users
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

Discussion of all things related to the Smalltalk programming language and environment. Open to all interested.

Expected to include several short presentations, and a discussion of trait composition as applied to classes.

Website
Thursday
Nov 29, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Year-End Portland Area Game Development Interest Group Roundtable+Meetup
p:ear

Hello everyone, it's that time again. Yep, it's the last PAGDIG of the year.

Pizza and beverages will be provided, feel free to bring stuff to eat/drink to share or bring a couple of bucks to offset pizza costs. But all of that is strictly optional.

The roundtable discussion this month:

Managing Time While Staying Productive and Inspired: How Creative Game Developers Get Work Done

Anyone who does game development (art, design, programming, music), whether they be a full-time indie/employee or a part-time dev or student/hobbyist knows there's several fine balances we have to maintain. We split time between finding inspiration and buckling down and getting things done. We split time between the work that we care about and well, Real Life. When does looking for inspiration become detrimental distraction? When does working for hours on end become hazardous and counterproductive?

Let's all talk about how we deal with this in our daily work: how we stay focused, how we stay excited, how we budget our time and attention. I think it would be pretty educational to share and compare notes on how we all as developers of all types actually split our time up and what kind of schedules we maintain.

See you all soon!

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Monday
Dec 3, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 4, 2012
December PADNUG Party and Windows Phone - Monetization with In-App Purchases
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

As we normally do in December, we will be having a little bit of EXTRA fun for the meeting!

First, we will be having a much broader food choice than our normal pizza! We'll have a selection of pastas and salads to make your mouth water. Don't worry, though - we'll have a few token pizzas for the die-hards among us :).

Second, Kelly White will be presenting "WinPhone 8 In-App Purchases". This is the critical monetization mechanism for developers today on mobile devices. Windows Phone 8 adds comprehensive support that opens a new world of opportunity to developers. He'll discuss this feature in depth during this session, including demos for implementation and testing!

Third - and I'm really excited about this - our swag pile this month includes a BRAND NEW MICROSOFT SURFACE!!! Seriously!

Finally, we’ll wrap up our evening with After Words at the new BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse at the corner of Cornell and Cornelius Pass Road.

Do NOT miss out on this meeting!

WHERE: Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 Map: http://binged.it/IntelHF3Map

WHEN: Tuesday 12/04/2012 6:00 p.m. Italian Buffet 6:30 p.m. Presentation ~8:30 p.m. After Words at BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse

As usual, thanks go out to our Premium Sponsors that help make these meetings possible:

azad, inc. Technology Consulting | Engineering | Project Management http://www.azad.com/

Cinetopia Why watch a movie in coach when you can see it in first class? http://www.cinetopia.com/

CompuCom The leading IT outsourcing specialist http://www.compucom.com/

EnGn A Generator Group Company http://www.theengn.com/

Infragistics Design / Develop / Experience http://www.infragistics.com/

jenkon New World. New Solution. http://www.jenkon.com/

Microsoft Helping you realize your full potential http://www.microsoft.com/

New Relic A new kind of app performance management solution from a new kind of company http://newrelic.com/

OrcsWeb Remarkable Service. Remarkable Support. http://www.orcsweb.com/

O'Reilly Spreading the knowledge of innovators. http://www.oreilly.com/

pluralsight Hardcore developer training http://pluralsight.com/training/

TEKsystems People you can trust. Results you can count on. http://www.teksystems.com/locations/teksystems-united-states/portland

Telerik Deliver more than expected http://www.telerik.com/

VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. VHA specializes in the placement of Software Developers. http://www.vanderhouwen.com/

Vircon, Inc. Technical Solutions That Mean Business http://www.vircon.com/

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS

  • Markus Roberts will present a Celluloid-centric conundrum.
  • Matthew Boeh will give an overview to Celluloid, a "concurrent object oriented programming framework for Ruby which lets you build multithreaded programs out of concurrent objects just as easily as you build sequential programs out of regular objects" and its new features.
  • Robb Shecter will talk about optimizing Ruby on Rails applications, and how these techniques have been used on his WebLaws and OregonLaws sites. Additional support on the performance topic will also be provided by members of the NewRelic team.
  • ...and lots more!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland Oregon area. Join other developers for presentations and discussions about Ruby, libraries, tools and techniques. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday".

SPONSOR: This venue is kindly provided by CrowdCompass, "the ultimate mobile app provider for conferences": http://www.crowdcompass.com/

Website
Thursday
Dec 6, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Saturday
Dec 8, 2012
Global Day of Code Retreat Portland
Puppet

Join in the Global Day of Code Retreat!

Make sure you sign up for the event on the website provided. This is an all day event and the registration is critical for us to figure out catering.

Website
Monday
Dec 10, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 13, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

OWASP Chapter Meeting
Collective Agency Downtown

Matthew Lapworth will present a talk on static code analysis.

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland

Chapter meetings are free and open to the public.

Monday
Dec 17, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 20, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Dec 24, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Dec 26, 2012
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the first Wednesday of the month.

Thursday
Dec 27, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Dec 31, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Jan 7, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 8, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Note about the date: Yes, this meeting really is on the 8th because otherwise it would be on New Year's. Normally meetings are on the first Tuesday of a month.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Monday
Jan 14, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 15, 2013
PDXPHP: Monthly Meeting
Bailey's Taproom

If you love PHP, come one and come all!

This month, we'll be meeting at the lovely Bailey's Taproom and having a discussion about PHP frameworks, guided by the amazingly knowledgeable Anya King.

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Monday
Jan 21, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 24, 2013
APIs & IPAs PDX

In an effort to get to know and support developers in the thriving tech communities all over the country, Singly is heading out on the road to throw API happy hours.

This is not about marketing, and it's not about sales. APIs & IPAs is focused on community. We want to support your local tech community, and we want to get to know developers everywhere.

In each city, we're partnering with local companies that strive to build developer communities, as well as non-local developer-centric companies.

All you have to do is show up ready to talk shop – and we'll foot the bill for drinks.

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jan 28, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 29, 2013
Portland Smalltalk Users
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

Discussion of all things related to the Smalltalk programming language and environment. Open to all interested.

Expected to include several short presentations

Website
Wednesday
Jan 30, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Thursday
Jan 31, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Friday
Feb 1, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: The architectural underpinnings of C# with .Net
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: John Jessee

As new programming languages emerge, Microsoft's flagship programming language has been evolving to keep up. See how C# and the .NET Framework have incorporated new features such as functional programming, non-blocking code, language integrated queries, and more. This talk compares C# and the .NET Framework to the languages found in the book, Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, and in particular COPIOUS' most "native" tongue, Ruby.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to dann@copio.us along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

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Monday
Feb 4, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 5, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS

  • Markus Roberts: hangman - "It was a quiet night. The API was RESTful, but the developers weren't."
  • Ed Phillips will give a short talk on design principles within Rails: "For reasons of pragmatism and economy, I'll focus on test design. My current conscious thought on these principles has been reinvigorated by Sandi Metz, so I'll lean heavily on her work, as well as on Avdi's from Objects on Rails."
  • Lennon Day-Reynolds, now working at Twitter, will present "Ruby programming in the large". He'll talk about issues related to having hundreds of engineers working in a very small number of Ruby/Rails repositories, and what has and hasn't worked. He'll touch on process and culture, as well as architectural and technical solutions.

  • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Feb 7, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Node
Walmart Labs

Join us for the first meeting of the Portland Node users group. We'll have food, code, and a lovely presentation about Terraformer from Esri by Jerry Sievert.

What is Terraformer? A library for converting geographic data between different mapping formats and GeoJSON.". But it's more than that, it's a Geo-Toolkit that works in node as well as in the browser via AMD or CommonJS, providing tools for reading and writing from multiple geo formats, converting to and from web mercator, an RTree index, and some simple polygon tools.

You can check it out at https://github.com/geoloqi/Terraformer

We'll also get cracking on what direction we'd like to take the group!

Friday
Feb 8, 2013
Commit! PDX: Morning Hackfest @Urban Grind
Urban Grind Coffee House

A small, informal group of hackers that meet in the morning to code and chat over coffee. Our goal is to commit at least once before we leave, or help someone else with their commit. Show up late, leave early, or just stop on your way and say hi; it's all cool.

All languages, technologies, and levels of expertise are welcome.

Website
Monday
Feb 11, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Feb 14, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Friday
Feb 15, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Developing a programming language with Rubinius
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Brian Shirai

Writing your own programming language can be very different from writing a program in an existing language. However, it is less intimidating than many people assume. This Friday, Brian Shirai from Engine Yard will present a talk about features of the Rubinius dynamic language platform that make writing your own programming language simple and fun.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to dann@copio.us along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

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Monday
Feb 18, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

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Tuesday
Feb 19, 2013
air max
AppFog HQ

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Thursday
Feb 21, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Feb 25, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night!

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 27, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Thursday
Feb 28, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Mar 4, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 5, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Node
New Relic

This month there will be talks on Angular and Grunt. See https://github.com/PDXNode/pdxnode for up-to-date discussion on topics.

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Monday
Mar 11, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Mar 14, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Mar 18, 2013
Clojure/West 2013
through Gerding Theater at the Armory

Clojure/West is a three day conference about the Clojure and ClojureScript programming languages at the Gerding Theater. There will be keynotes by Rich Hickey (Clojure) and Matthew Flatt (Racket) as well as about 35 talks. View the full sessions list.

The conference is $350. Register now!

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North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 19, 2013
miniKanren Confo
Courtyard by Marriott City Center, Portland

The miniKanren Confo is a special 4 hour conference about logic programming (in particular miniKanren). Dan Friedman and Will Byrd (co-authors of the Reasoned Schemer) will provide a keynote. The list of sessions can be found on the Clojure/West site.

Registration ($50) is required and can be done either standalone or as part of registration with the Clojure/West conference (Mar 18-20th).

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Thursday
Mar 21, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Mar 25, 2013
Launching a web-based business Q&A
Launchside

You've got questions, we've got answers. Meet up with Team LaunchSide for a time of networking and individual Q&A. We will spend the first 30 minutes networking and the remainder of the time discussing topics in small groups:

Nathan Taggart, CEO has a strong background in launching tech companies and will answer any questions related to building a Minimum Viable Product, Business Strategy Development, Recruiting Co-Founders, Managing Teams, Raising Capital.

Chris Chong, CMO has over 10 years experience using online marketing for lead generation and customer acquisition. He will answer any questions related to Customer Acquisition, Revenue Strategy, Bootstrapping vs Raising Money, Testing Market Viability, Using SEO and PPC for Advertising.

Travis Cannon, COO is a software engineer with an MBA. He will answer any questions related to Business Strategy, Software Engineering, Lean Startup, Business Model Development and Product Management.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 27, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
AppFog HQ

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have three presentations lined up for this meeting:

  • Aaron Longwell will show us what he has accomplished with AngularJS
  • Jay Contonio will demo DelRay, a new information management product from Seabourne built on to of NodeJS. DelRay, makes it easy to pull information from different sources, deal with data quality issues, and then send the data to different applications (mobile, web, business intelligence, analytics, etc)
  • Mark Piller will talk about developing JavaScript applications with no server-side coding using a Backend-as-a-Service platform using Backendless as an example.

Mark's well be a remote presentation. It's an experiment to see how well the format works.

Pizza will be provided by Seabourne.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail luc@janrain.com.

Website
Thursday
Mar 28, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Apr 1, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 2, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Performance, "Get Your Ass to 1.9", "Hacking Cognition", and more!
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

PRESENTATIONS

  • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/pdxruby/OeaZCq4JHUM

  • David Celis and Ben Weintraub will talk about interesting performance issues.

  • Nic Benders from New Relic, "Get Your Ass to 1.9": Ruby 1.9 has been out for four years, everyone is telling you that it's great, but you've got this one production app (or maybe twelve) that is just sooo complicated and it looks like such a hassle to convert.... No more excuses people, it's 2013, let's get this thing done! I gave a version of this at Ruby on Ales last month, but we ran out of time and couldn't do questions. Since PDX Ruby is less formal, I am going to do it shorter, but with Q&A as we go. So bring your pointy sticks and lets have some fun.

  • Jonan Scheffler, "Hacking Cognition": This presentation will offer you some immediately actionable steps to improve your cognitive ability and be more efficient with your programming studies. You’ll learn techniques mnemonists use to memorize random pages of binary digits, how your brain physically changes as you learn something new and how simple changes in your daily routine can have a deep impact on your work.

  • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Apr 3, 2013
Portland CoderDojo - Organizational Meeting
Engine Yard

It's just what it says on the tin, everything related to the Portland CoderDojo, (an instance of http://CoderDojo.com/). Jump right in, ask questions, plan, whatever you need.

This is the first organizational meeting. Join us and help get the conversation rolling.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/portlandcoderdojo

Pizza, soda & beer provided.

Thursday
Apr 4, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Node
New Relic

Talks to be announced soon. See https://github.com/PDXNode/pdxnode for up-to-date discussion on topics and to submit talk proposals. Lightning talks and longer formats are welcome.

Newbies welcome!

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Monday
Apr 8, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Apr 11, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 hack night
Engine Yard

Important!

= Free tickets are required =

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a hack night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software. More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com. We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Monday
Apr 15, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Apr 18, 2013
PDX Node Project Night
Cloudability

Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on Node.js projects.

This night we'll be at Urban Airship.

Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

Website
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Important!

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Saturday
Apr 20, 2013
Beaver BarCamp 11
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Join us at the 11th Beaver BarCamp hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab. BBC is a semi-annual interactive unconference where the attendees determine the topics! It's an opportunity to share your experiences and learn about what other people are doing on campus and in the community.

Topics can range from technical to recreational. Share your love for programming or teach people how to whistle (already been done!). All you need to do is show up and sign up to host a session. Or you can just attend! We'll have refreshments throughout the day and a limited amount of t-shirts.

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Monday
Apr 22, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 24, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail luc@janrain.com.

We are still looking for presenters for this meet-up, so please contact me if there's something you'd like to share with us!

Website
Thursday
Apr 25, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Important!

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Monday
Apr 29, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 2, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Important!

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Monday
May 6, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 7, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Elemental Technologies

Thanks to Elemental for providing the space, and pizza & beer!

PRESENTATIONS

  • We'll have a short time at the beginning of the meeting to share some stories about Igal, then can continue at the after-meeting-beer.
  • Markus Roberts, Ruby Hangman for Martes, Seite de Mayo
  • Bill Den Beste, Reprise, Inc.: Generating Business Documents with Prawn
  • Reid Beels: Generating Business Documents with PDFKit
  • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
May 9, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Important!

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
PDX Node NodeCopter Night
Walmart Labs

We're mixing up the hack schedule a bit this month to make way for NodePDX.

Walmart Labs and Ben Acker are kind enough to allow us to get to hack around with some NodeCopters!

Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

Website
Monday
May 13, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
May 15, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Note the change of day!

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Sunday
May 19, 2013
Hackathon for Social Good, 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209
OpenSourcery

Join web and mobile experts on Sun., May 19th at the Portland Hackathon for Social Good. Hackathons are events when programmers and designers meet to work collaboratively to build programs and applications.

The day will begin with short presentations by educators and non-profit organizations, followed by informational sessions on building sites and web applications to help benefit non-profit organizations: The Dalai Lama Center, Dress for Success, Habitat for Humanity (Re)Store and Compassion & Choices.

Register online at http://wvpdx13-hackathon.eventbrite.com

Website
Monday
May 20, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
May 22, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Note: Coder Dojo is on Wednesdays now

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have two talks on the agenda for this meeting:

  • Sean Adkinson will demo RequireJS and will provide helpful tips based on his experience with RequireJS.
  • Kevin Lynagh will talk about a project that he worked on based on Angular.js + ClojureScript + iOS + data visualization. JS folks may also be interested in an extensible serialization scheme that sits on top of JSON that is used in the app.

We will be raffling off a free pass to Open Source Bridge. You can enter the raffle here.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins and Jesse Hallett.

Website
Thursday
May 23, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
May 27, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
May 29, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Note: Coder Dojo is on Wednesdays now

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
May 30, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Zissou Society for Programming Language Exploration
Janrain Headquarters

The Zissou Society for Programming Language Exploration (aka pdxlang) is a general programming language discussion/exploration group. The weird, the offbeat, the little-known, the forgotten programming languages. These are the things we discuss and explore.

Scheduled speakers: Bart Massey talking about M4 and Dave DiNucci talking about ScalPL.

There will be pizza and beer.

Website
Monday
Jun 3, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 4, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

PRESENTATIONS

  • Kerri Miller: You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
    Adrift at sea, a GPS device will report your precise latitude and longitude, but if you don't know what those numbers mean, you're just as lost as before. Similarly, there are many tools that offer a wide variety of metrics about your code, but other than making you feel good, what are you supposed to do with this knowledge? Let's answer that question by exploring what the numbers mean, how static code analysis can add value to your development process, and how it can help us chart the unexplored seas of legacy code.
  • Markus Roberts: Ruby MRH (Most Recent Hangman) https://groups.google.com/d/msg/pdxruby/pi21nYUOLBI/A4E3y-LW-REJ
  • Jonan Scheffler will talk about Ruby's singleton/eigen/metaclass.
  • David Celis and Ben Weintraub talk about interesting performance issues.
  • ...and lots of great group discussions on Ruby-related topics.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Jun 5, 2013
PyLadies PDX presents: Algorithms as Recipes for Computer Programming
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

Join us for Algorithms as Recipes for Computer Programming, presented by Rebekah Golden, a local developer at JanRain.

Algorithms sometimes intimidate but really they are just recipes for computers to follow to do repetitive tasks. This is a beginner class on recognizing when an algorithm would be useful, basic methods for creating one in Python, and a quick look at algorithms that have been written by others for common tasks. Presentation is in a room without computers but if you bring yours you can build a computer recipe or two yourself. Discussion and repetitive task descriptions welcome.

This meeting is open to the public. People of all genders are welcome to attend.

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Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Note: Coder Dojo is on Wednesdays now

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Jun 6, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jun 10, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 12, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Monday
Jun 17, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 19, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Jun 20, 2013
PDX Node Project Night
TwentySix Cafe

Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on Node.js projects.

This night we'll be at Urban Airship.

Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

Website
Monday
Jun 24, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 26, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

On the agenda for this meeting:

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at pdxjs.com.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail luc (at) janrain (dot) com and hallettj (at) gmail (dot) com.

Website
Monday
Jul 1, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 2, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Fluent Refactoring, performance issues, Ruby Hangman and more!
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

PRESENTATIONS

  • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman
  • David Celis and Ben Weintraub talk about interesting performance issues.
  • Sam Livingston-Gray: Fluent Refactoring

Fluency is "what you can say without having to think about how to say it." Refactoring is a language that describes ways you can make your code better. I want to inspire you to learn more of that language, so you can make your code better without having to think about it.

I'll walk through the process of reworking a 50-line controller action that resists comprehension, let alone refactoring. We'll discover how to tease apart some fiendishly intertwined code, embrace duplication, use dirty tricks to our advantage, and uncover responsibilities that weren't obvious when we started.

NOTE TO PDX.rb: I'll be giving this talk at Lone Star Ruby Conf in a few weeks. This will be a full run-through of the work in progress—slides may be incomplete, points may be muddled, jokes may not be quite as funny as they should be, and (time permitting) I'll ask you for feedback and suggestions at the end.

This presentation will be given without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Listen at your own risk. ;>

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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Wednesday
Jul 3, 2013
CANCELED: Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

This event has been CANCELED due to holiday logistics. Please join us again next week!

Website
Monday
Jul 8, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 10, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Jul 11, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jul 15, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 17, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Jul 18, 2013
PDX Node Project/Hack Night
Side Door

Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on Node.js projects.

This night we'll be at Side Door joining the likes of the ever pleasant SEPoCoNi

Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

PDXNode will be joining us this evening!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jul 22, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 24, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

On the agenda for this month:

  • Client-side A/B Testing with jQuery, presented by Howard Abrams
  • Sibilant: a LISP dialect that compiles to JavaScript, presented by Jacob Rothstein

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail luc@appfog.com.

Website
Thursday
Jul 25, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Jul 29, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 30, 2013
Portland Smalltalk Users
GemTalk Systems

Discussion of all things related to the Smalltalk programming language and environment. Open to all interested.

Expected to include several short presentations

Website
Wednesday
Jul 31, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Aug 1, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Portland Perl Mongers/PLUG – The Perl Renaissance - Venue Change!
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

note: date one week earlier than usual meeting and now at PSU rather than Free Geek!

The Portland Perl Mongers and Portland Linux/Unix Group are pleased to welcome world-renowned Perl trainer and developer Paul Fenwick

The Perl Renaissance is in full swing. Object frameworks and syntax have been undated, web frameworks are easy and powerful, and modules are easy to manage and install. We will cover:

  • Overhauling Perl’s Object Oriented framework with Moose.
  • Using MooseX::Method::Signatures for beautiful classes.
  • Building web applications using Dancer
  • Not worrying about web servers by using Plack.
  • Critiquing your code with Perl::Critic
  • Write amazing regexps with named captures.
  • Install new modules quickly and easily with cpanminus
  • Manage Perl installations easily with perlbrew
  • A whole swag of new features with perl 5.10–5.16
  • Much, much more!

About Paul

Adventuretarian. Enjoys Perl, social hacking, mycology, scuba diving, coffee, cycling, FOSS, meeting new people, and talking like a pirate. World famous in NZ.

This meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

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Monday
Aug 5, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 6, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

11 year anniversary meeting!

PRESENTATIONS

  • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman
  • Jonan Scheffler will talk about metaprogramming in Ruby as it relates to eigenclasses and manipulating singleton objects and their methods.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Aug 7, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Monday
Aug 12, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 14, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night
Engine Yard

Free tickets are required

Get tickets at: https://coderdojopdx.eventbrite.com/

Coder Dojo Portland is a coder night for kids, where K12 youth, along with their parents can play, explore, and learn about coding and building software.

More details are available on the website CoderDojoPdx.com.

We want interested K12 youths, parents, and mentors to join us! We are in lovely downtown Portland Oregon at the Engine Yard offices.

  • Bring or borrow a laptop
  • Parents are required for 12 and under
  • One (free easy) ticket per youth, parent, or mentor
Website
Thursday
Aug 15, 2013
PDX Node Project/Hack Night
Side Door

Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on Node.js projects.

Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

Website
Monday
Aug 19, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 20, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Hands-on Valgrind: Better programs thru technology
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Software Verification and Performance Analysis using Valgrind

by Stephen Dum

Valgrind is a collection of tools to validate your (typically C or C++ compiled) program. It can validate correct usage of memory, profile your program, profile heap usage and verify proper thread usage. This talk gives an overview of valgrind and how it can be used, with emphasis on memory usage verification and profiling.

http://valgrind.org

About Steve: Spent decades dealing with large projects (multi-million lines of code) writing code, automating build processes and automated testing of the code.

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

Website
Wednesday
Aug 21, 2013
Coder Dojo Pdx - K12 coder night - Canceled
Engine Yard

This event has been canceled.

Website
Monday
Aug 26, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 28, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

There will be three presentations this month:

  • Create Ajax mocks with a HAR file to simplify testing, presented by Jake Feasel
  • Extending Esri Leaflet to build mapping apps, presented by Patrick Arlt
  • Haxe and random numbers, presented by Duncan Beevers

If time permits we may also have an exciting lightning talk!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail jesse@sitr.us.

Website
Monday
Sep 2, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 3, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Markus Roberts Ruby Hangman
  • Lightning Talks:
  • -> Kerri Miller
  • -> You?

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Monday
Sep 9, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Monday
Sep 16, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 19, 2013
PDXnode presents: NodeJS Code & Learn Night
Side Door

Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on projects and talk about all things NodeJS.

Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

http://pdxnode.jit.su/

Website
Monday
Sep 23, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Sep 25, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
BridgePort Brew Pub

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This will be a lightning talk meeting! I encourage everyone to give a short presentation - five minutes or less - especially if you have not presented at pdxjs before. The talk can be on anything you want.

Pick a topic and make some slides, if you want to use slides. A five minute talk works well with ten or fewer slides, which gives you 30 seconds per slide. Add your name and a link to your slides (if any) to the signup sheet.

In addition, Kyle Drake will be presenting on Coinpunk, the future of browser cryptography, why he thinks server-side encryption and password hashing is going away, and how to use HTML5/JS/Node to develop secure applications for Bitcoin, a technology Rickard Falkvinge called "the Napster of banking".

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail pdxjs@googlegroups.com.

Website
Thursday
Sep 26, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Sep 30, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 1, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Thanks to CrowdCompass for hosting Ruby meetings every Tuesday!

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Markus Roberts: Ruby Hangman
  • David Celis and Ben Weintraub talk about interesting performance issues.
  • Robb Shecter: Code management from the organization's perspective Moved to November meeting

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Saturday
Oct 12, 2013
Beaver BarCamp 12
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Join us at the 12th Beaver BarCamp hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab. Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

What kind of sessions happen at Beaver BarCamp? All kinds--from the recreational to the technical. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive session. Most sessions are 60 minutes, but 30 minute sessions are also available.

Website
Monday
Oct 14, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 17, 2013
PDXnode presents: NodeJS Code & Learn Night
Walmart Labs

Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on projects and talk about all things NodeJS.

This month we have a friend of PDXnode, Forrest Norvell in town for RealtimeConf. He's offered to talk a little about his latest work, https://npmjs.org/package/continuation-local-storage The rest of our time is devoted to coding and making friends.

Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

http://pdxnode.jit.su/

Website
Monday
Oct 21, 2013
Cascadia Ruby 2013
through Mark Building, Portland Art Museum

Cascadia Ruby is a two-day, single-track, regional conference for Rubyists from the Pacific Northwest and the people who love them.

Wondering what to expect? Check out this year's speaker line-up or take a look at the talks recorded at Cascadia Ruby 2012 and Cascadia Ruby 2011.

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North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

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Wednesday
Oct 23, 2013
PDX Code Guild Meet and Greet Party
NedSpace on 5th

Join us for our October meet and greet party!

After much hard work and planning, PDX Code Guild has officially launched and is now accepting applications and enrolling students! Help us celebrate over some beverages and snacks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Eventbrite RSVP's appreciated! Here's the link: https://pdxcodeguildmeetandgreet.eventbrite.com

Interested in studying programming?

At PDX Code Guild you will participate in an immersive learning community. Through pair programming, mentoring, and group projects you will become a capable job ready developer. You will also engage with Portland's diverse tech scene, build relationships with our industry partners, and connect with local tech companies hungry for developers.

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Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail luc@appfog.com.

We are still looking for presenters for this meet-up, so please contact me if there's something you'd like to share with us!

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Thursday
Oct 24, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Oct 28, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 30, 2013
PDX Ruby Lunch
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Thursday
Oct 31, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Friday
Nov 1, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Build your own Ruby-powered Arcade Machine!
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the Copious office. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to our engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Andrew Havens, Senior Software Engineer

Have you ever wished you could re-live the fun you had as a kid playing arcade games? Have you ever wanted to learn 2D game programming with Ruby? Now is the time! The hardware is cheap. The libraries are easy to learn. This talk will cover some basic game programming techniques using Ruby, address some challenges you may run into, and cover the hardware and software you need in order to build and run your own Ruby-powered arcade machine.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to dann@copio.us along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

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Monday
Nov 4, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 5, 2013
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

PRE-MEETING DINNER at 6pm

We'll have pizza, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm:

BEER & SNACKS at 9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

ARRIVING BY BIKE?

Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the tool booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." Go in there, and ride on up to the 28th floor. You'll easily find the bike parking.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
Death by Technical Debt: Lessons Learned to get you Unburied
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Technical debt is inevitable in applications development and many organizations and teams struggle to manage it – when to take it on, when to avoid it and when and how to pay it down. On Thursday evening, November 7 the Development and Quality Assurance forums at the Technology Association of Oregon will bring together panelists representing different organizational, industry and product development perspectives to discuss their experiences and lessons from managing technical debt. This event will offer insight into how to define technical debt and tackle it realistically. A Q&A session will follow the panelists’ briefs. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and share their experiences. This event will offer something for all organizational levels and roles.

Panelists include: James Shore, Agile Consultant & Coach Todd Whitaker, Technical Product Manager, Product Owner, TripWire Mark Menger, Manager Application Delivery Systems, PGE Becky James, Sr. Director of Software Development, WebMD Mark Campillo, Sr. Director Software Engineering, NWEA Chris Woerner, VP Product Management, ADP Andrew Richards, CTO, nResult

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SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Nov 11, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Thursday
Nov 14, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night - Topic: Interview questions
NedSpace on 5th

Topic: Learn what interviewers are looking for, what sorts of questions they ask, and what they are looking for in your responses.

This is a topic learning night. Come and learn, ask questions, and become a better software developer.

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Nov 18, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Wednesday
Nov 20, 2013
Docker Meetup
New Relic

Meetup to discuss docker. http://www.docker.io/

Website
Thursday
Nov 21, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Nov 25, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Monday
Dec 2, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 3, 2013
Docker Hackday #7
New Relic

PDX venue for the global docker hack day.

10:30am PST: Docker 101 online session with Nick Stinemates

6:00pm PST: Lightning talks

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

Our Nov & Dec 2013 meetings will be at New Relic instead of our usual location, CrowdCompass

PRE-MEETING DINNER at 6pm

We'll have pizza, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm:

BEER & SNACKS at 9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing/pirating time with beer & snacks.

ARRIVING BY BIKE?

Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Dec 5, 2013
PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night - Topic TBD
NedSpace on 5th

We will have a talk on a topic to be determined.

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Dec 9, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Thursday
Dec 12, 2013
PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Dec 16, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Thursday
Dec 19, 2013
PDXnode presents: NodeJS Code & Learn Night
Side Door

Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on projects and talk about all things NodeJS.

Website
PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Dec 23, 2013
North Portland Coders Night CANCELLED
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

NOTE: I'm canceling the meetings on the 23rd and 30th of December. See you January 6th, 2014!

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Monday
Dec 30, 2013
North Portland Coders Night CANCELLED
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

NOTE: I'm canceling the meetings on the 23rd and 30th of December. See you January 6th, 2014!

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Thursday
Jan 2, 2014
PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 7, 2014
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

PRE-MEETING DINNER at 6pm

We'll have pizza, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

BEER & SNACKS at 9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

ARRIVING BY BIKE?

Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Jan 9, 2014
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Jan 13, 2014
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 14, 2014
First Ever Ember PDX Meetup!
Tilde Inc

Members of the Ember Core Team have recently moved to Portland, and we're really excited to get a local chapter of the Ember Meetup spun up and flourishing! We'll be meeting at the Tilde offices and mimicking the events we've been putting on San Francisco for years.

The basic formula: good people, good food, good talks. We'll generally have two talks, usually at different skill levels, some break and networking time, and other topically relevant things as they come up.

We'll be announcing the talks for this meetup shortly and opening registration on December 30th, but for now, save the date! We've got plenty of room, but RSVPs via Meetup ARE required.

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Wednesday
Jan 15, 2014
PDX Code Guild Meet and Greet Party
NedSpace on 5th

Join us for our first meet and greet party of the year!

Share a beverage and a snack, meet our instructors and current students. and enter our free drawing for $200 off of the upcoming Junior Developer Bootcamp.

Information about the Junior Developer Bootcamp: Starts Jan 28 Python-based Junior Developer is an intense twelve-week, full time, hands-on immersive course that combines individual projects and group study to give you the skills and habits you need to succeed as a junior developer. You will learn core python, how to think like a programmer, and important developer practices like source control, testing, and debugging. Pair programming and group work, as well as personal portfolio projects help round you out as a developer. We'll introduce you to industry leaders and help prepare you to get a job by helping you build your portfolio and helping you with your resume and interviewing skills.

For more information visit pdxcodeguild.com or call our director, Sher Dover at (541) 602-6215

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Thursday
Jan 16, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners very welcome. The best maps are made together. :)

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PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Monday
Jan 20, 2014
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 22, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This month Randie Bemis will give a talk, Understanding JavaScript Promises. The talk will address:

  1. What Promises are
  2. What problems they solve
  3. How they work under the hood (live code our own Promise object)
  4. RSVP.js or Q
  5. Promises/A+ Spec

We will also have a presentation from Luc Perkins on Dart, the programming language from Google. Luc will give us a basic intro to:

  • Polymer elements
  • futures
  • DOM manipulation in Dart

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins (luc@janrain.com) and Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us).

Website
Thursday
Jan 23, 2014
PDX Code Guild Open Learning Night
NedSpace on 5th

Come and learn software development!

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

Learn to build things: Build websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript Dive in to the back end with Python and Django, Ruby on Rails or others Develop desktop programs in C#, Python, C and many other languages.

Whatever language or technology you want to learn we can help!

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

Website
Saturday
Jan 25, 2014
Drupal Sprint Weekend 2014
through OpenSourcery

Sprint time: 10am until 6pm, both Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26

If you're like some Drupal developers or site builders, you've been telling yourself for months that you should start contributing to Drupal core. This sprint is your chance to get started with in-person training and mentoring from friendly, experienced core contributors. It's also a great way to start becoming familiar with Drupal 8.

If you've already started to work on core, come meet other contributors, hang out in person, and work on manageable tasks in the Drupal core queue. The goal is to help you help with core.

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Monday
Jan 27, 2014
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 29, 2014
PDX Ruby Lunch
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Get together for lunch and talk Ruby, or something else! For those that have a hard time making it to the pdxrb meeting, and those that like to eat and talk about Ruby at the same time. We'll be holding this on the last Wednesday of the month.

Friday
Jan 31, 2014
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Sisters Coffee

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. I'll be at Sisters Coffee in the Pearl, wearing a ruby or rails t-shirt of some kind and working on ruby. Come join!

If you'd like me to email you about each weekly co-working session, you can email me (Mike LaPeter) at my first initial + last name at gmail.

Monday
Feb 3, 2014
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 4, 2014
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting: Yehuda Katz talking about Rust
New Relic

We'll have pizza starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

  • Markus Roberts: Ruby hangman
  • Yehuda Katz will talk about his Rust work

After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

ARRIVING BY BIKE?

Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Thursday
Feb 6, 2014
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Ford Food and Drink (SE 11th and Division)

New location: Ford Food & Drink! Since Side Door is closing early starting Feb, we are trying new venues, this week Ford Food & Drink.

Update: Due to #snowpocalypse Ford is closing at 8pm tonight


Come hang out and write code in a quiet, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Friday
Feb 7, 2014
CANCELED - Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Floyds Coffee Shop

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: RECOMMEND WORKING FROM HOME IN PAJAMAS

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. I'll be at Floyd's Coffee (http://workfrom.co/floyds-coffee-old-town), probably wearing a green hoodie and working on ruby.

If you'd like me to email you about each weekly co-working session, you can email me (Mike LaPeter) at my first initial + last name at gmail.

Monday
Feb 10, 2014
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Friday
Feb 14, 2014
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Floyds Coffee Shop

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. I'll be at Floyd's Coffee (http://workfrom.co/floyds-coffee-old-town), probably wearing a green hoodie and working on ruby.

If you'd like me to email you about each weekly co-working session, you can email me (Mike LaPeter) at my first initial + last name at gmail.

Monday
Feb 17, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

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

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Share

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Friday
Feb 21, 2014
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Caffe Vita

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. I'll be at Caffe Vita in NE: http://workfrom.co/caffe-vita/

If you'd like me to email you about each weekly co-working session, you can email me (Mike LaPeter) at my first initial + last name at gmail.

Monday
Feb 24, 2014
FutureTalk with Sandi Metz
New Relic

An exploration of the purpose of rules ...

We're iconoclasts who reject arbitrary constraints yet long for understandable, predictable, changeable applications. We want code that follows rules yet we refuse to let rules to get in our way. We're deeply attached to the little rules that help get things done (No trailing whitespace! Indent using two spaces!) and despise the big, complicated ones that impose one-size-fits-all straitjackets on otherwise sane programming problems.

This talk proposes 5 'little' rules for writing object-oriented code. These rules are determinedly simple yet produce code that experts love and novices can be trusted to change; they fill the space between anarchy and order with practical, common sense. The rules guide without impeding, help without hindering and constrain without binding, and let you create applications that are easy to change and fun to work their whole life long.

This is the 4th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors open at 5:30p for food, drinks and networking. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Sandi Metz is a programmer. In the past 30+ years she has written innumerable applications, many of which are still running today. Dealing with long lived applications has left her deeply biased towards practical solutions that produce working software that is easy to change. She is also someone who explains things, but has difficulty speaking without drawing on the whiteboard and feels inarticulate unless the conversation includes at least three colors. She believes in simplicity; simple code, and straightforward explanations, and strives for it in her code and in her writing.

You can follow her on Twitter @sandimetz or at sandimetz.com

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with PIE and TAO

Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

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

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Share

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 25, 2014
How to Build an App in Less than 59 Minutes
Thetus Corporation

A lot has changed with the tools and methods for web-based and mobile development. Affordable cloud hosting and full stack development solutions exist in great numbers. But what is the real benefit? Can using these new tools help build better software, faster? Or is it just for toy apps? Join the TAO Developer Forum as developers build a responsive web-based application using some of the newest technologies available (AngularJS, RESTful services, Firebase, Xcode, JetBrains, AppCode, JetBrains WebStorm, Android Studio, Objective-C, Java, Cloud providers, JIRA, GitHub and so on).

The event will start with the audience selecting the application that will be built, and will lend with a Q&A session. If you're looking to learn about the latest technology trends in web and mobile development, this is the event to be at.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 26, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We will have two presentations this month:

  • Working with Dart, with an intro to Polymer elements, futures, and DOM manipulation, presented by Luc Perkins. GitHub repo for the example DartNote app:

https://github.com/lucperkins/pdxjs-dart-presentation

  • Ember.js, presented by Tom Dale

I would like to note that Tom Dale is one of the core members of the Ember.js project.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us).

Website
Friday
Feb 28, 2014
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Crema

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. We'll be at Crema Coffee and Bakery on 2728 SE Ankeny St. Come join!

If you'd like me to email you about each weekly co-working session, you can email me (Mike LaPeter) at my first initial + last name at gmail.

Website
Monday
Mar 3, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

Special Breakout Session: Python documentation by Steve Holden

Steve will present how to look up Python features and techniques both through the Python interpreter and on the web. If there's time he will also talk about news groups and mailing lists.

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

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, build or share.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 4, 2014
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

ARRIVING BY BIKE?

Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Wednesday
Mar 5, 2014
MaptimePDX
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

It's March Mapness!

Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. If you want to get hands-on, we'd also encourage bringing a laptop.

If you have any questions about the group or have something you'd like to show/teach send us a message on Twitter @MaptimePDX.

Website
Monday
Mar 10, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

Special Breakout Session by Alex Chamberlain from Puppet Labs:
Skills and Careers for New Programmers--One Insider's View

  • What you can do with software development skills.

  • What the day-to-day work of a range of specialties of software developers looks like.

  • One key to finding a steady job.

  • You're in the right place at the right time to be able to follow your heart and build a great career.

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

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Share

Website
Friday
Mar 14, 2014
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Heart Coffee

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. We'll be at Heart Cofee at 537 SW 12th... come join!

If you'd like me to email you about each weekly co-working session, you can email me (Mike LaPeter) at my first initial + last name at gmail.

Website
Monday
Mar 17, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

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

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

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Share

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 18, 2014
Teaching Kids Programming Java - for children ages 11-18 & parents
Thetus Corporation

COME LEARN TO PROGRAM JAVA...

The most popular & scalable computer language in use today and the language used on the AP Computer Science Exam. This session is hands-on, it is designed for immediate feedback throughout the course, allowing for students to have fun creating with Java and removing much of the frustration normally associated with computers. See how rewarding & accessible programming can be. Students will learn clean coding techniques and proper use of advanced tools.

Register for a free ticket with the Event Brite link above.

Ages: 11-18 Requirements: Please bring a laptop setup with code & eclipse from the "more information" link below. Note: we will be pairing durning the event, so kids will share laptops. This means we might not use your actual laptop and that if you don't have a laptop you can still join and participate.

Adults: Every child must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are welcome to particpate as well, although we ask you to pair with other adults instead of with your kids.

On Wed 19 March there will be a more adult focused session on the techniques: http://calagator.org/events/1250465770

More information: https://github.com/TeachingKidsProgramming/TeachingKidsProgramming.Java

About the speakers...

Lynn Langit - Big Data Architect and Educator. Former FTE at MSFT (4 years). Awards – SQL Server MVP, Google Cloud Developer Expert, MongoDB Master. Lynn has done production work with SQL Server, MongoDB, AWS and Google databases and more. Lynn has over 150 BigData screencasts on her YouTube channel (SoCalDevGal). In addition to her work with Big Data, she is also the co-founder of a non-profit, ‘Teaching Kids Programming.’

Llewellyn Falco learned to jump horses in the 7th grade while living in France. Back in states, while studying drafting in high school, he started fire eating, sleight of hand magic, and once rode a unicycle 6 miles. After learning to juggle torches, he joined a acrobatics group in college where he specialized on the trampoline and walking a slack rope. He can calculate the cube root of any perfect cube under 1,000,000 in his head, as well as pick a standard lock. He can rollerblade down a flight of stairs, backwards. Later, he has learned to play the doumbek (a type of drum), to accompaniment a belly dancing girlfriend. Llewellyn studied Tai Chi for 2 years, can throw a knife at 20 feet, and a playing card at 50. He has taught swing dancing, and loves to salsa. He is also an accomplished speed chess player. In the last year, he has been scuba diving over 20 times, become a guitar hero, and broke his personal record of paddle balling over 200 times. Llewellyn attributes his success to the large amount of caffeine he has consumed, and enjoys computer programming in his spare time.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 19, 2014
Agile PDX Evening: Teaching Kids Programming with Agile Techniques
Puppet

In this workshop, attendees will experience our Intentional Method of introducing children (ages 10+) to programming (in java) using recipes . We use Agile techniques such as pair programming, randoris, short iterations, re-factoring & test-driven development in teaching. Pair instructors model Agile practices while teaching. Learn how to teach technical processes using Agile techniques. Although we’ve mostly used our method with children, we have also successfully taught adults using similar methodologies.

Note: on Tue 18 March there is a version of this event for kids to try it out along with their peers and parents: http://calagator.org/events/1250465864

Note: There will be hands-on sections of this presentation. While not everyone will need a laptop, please bring one if you can, and set it up with the courseware & eclipse from our github account

full link: https://github.com/TeachingKidsProgramming/TeachingKidsProgramming.Java

short link: http://lfal.co/tkpjava

About the speakers...

Llewellyn Falco learned to jump horses in the 7th grade while living in France. Back in states, while studying drafting in high school, he started fire eating, sleight of hand magic, and once rode a unicycle 6 miles. After learning to juggle torches, he joined a acrobatics group in college where he specialized on the trampoline and walking a slack rope. He can calculate the cube root of any perfect cube under 1,000,000 in his head, as well as pick a standard lock. He can rollerblade down a flight of stairs, backwards. Later, he has learned to play the doumbek (a type of drum), to accompaniment a belly dancing girlfriend. Llewellyn studied Tai Chi for 2 years, can throw a knife at 20 feet, and a playing card at 50. He has taught swing dancing, and loves to salsa. He is also an accomplished speed chess player. In the last year, he has been scuba diving over 20 times, become a guitar hero, and broke his personal record of paddle balling over 200 times. Llewellyn attributes his success to the large amount of caffeine he has consumed, and enjoys computer programming in his spare time.

Lynn Langit - Big Data Architect and Educator. Former FTE at MSFT (4 years). Awards – SQL Server MVP, Google Cloud Developer Expert, MongoDB Master. Lynn has done production work with SQL Server, MongoDB, AWS and Google databases and more. Lynn has over 150 BigData screencasts on her YouTube channel (SoCalDevGal). In addition to her work with Big Data, she is also the co-founder of a non-profit, ‘Teaching Kids Programming.’

Website
Friday
Mar 21, 2014
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Ford Food and Drink (SE 11th and Division)

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. We'll be at Ford Food and Drink on SE 11th and Division... come join!

Monday
Mar 24, 2014
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

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

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

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Share

Website
Wednesday
Mar 26, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have three talks scheduled for this meeting:

  • A demo of WebRTC, presented by Ken Stowell
  • Escaping callback hell with generators, presented by Jacob Rothstein
  • Mob Programming: what works, what doesn't, presented by Cameron Knight

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us).

Website
Thursday
Mar 27, 2014
CodePDX: The ins and outs of learning to code.
Jama South

Learning to code can be a daunting journey, and everyone seems to have a different approach. For our first meeting we'll discuss the various methods that have worked in the past for learning. We'll share resources, tips, and experiences and have an open discussion about tech education.

This meeting is not an intro to programming, but instead a discussion surrounding methods of learning from a variety of backgrounds.

Panel:

-Tracy Abrahms, engineer @ Urban Airship

-Carl Hall, engineer @ Cloudability

-Flora Worley, engineer @ Quick Left

Questions? Contact Colby at colby@aley.me.

Website
Friday
Mar 28, 2014
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Floyds Coffee Shop

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. We'll be at Floyd's Coffee in Old Town... come join!

Website
Monday
Mar 31, 2014
FutureTalk with Ward Cunningham
New Relic

Wiki's Song of Code and Content

Agile programming and Wiki hypertext emerged together out of a single vision of completing each other's work. Twenty years later we see opportunity to direct this collaboration toward more difficult problems. This is not your father's wiki. We reexamine fundamental questions about what it means to write and to program. Then we show how Federated Wiki uses both to make a better world.

This is the 5th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors open at 5:30p for food, drinks and networking. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Ward Cunningham has worked for and consulted to daring startups and huge corporations. He has served as CTO, Director, Fellow, Principle Engineer and Inventor. He is best known for creating wiki. He leads an open-source project rebuilding wiki to solve more complex sharing situations addressing some of societies toughest problems. Ward founded movements in object-oriented, agile software, extreme programming and pattern languages. Ward lives in Portland, Oregon and works for New Relic, Inc.

Check out this event's Federated Wiki, and follow him on Twitter @WardCunningham

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Website
Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

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

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

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Share.

Great study group for people taking Coursera An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python and Programming for Everybody

Website
Tuesday
Apr 1, 2014
Galois tech talk: Practical Challenges to Secure Computation
Galois, Inc

Presented by John Launchbury.

In secure computation, one or more parties collaborate to compute a result while keeping all the inputs private. That is, no-one can gain knowledge about the inputs from the other parties, except what can be determined from the output of the computation. Methods of secure computation include fully homomorphic encryption (where one party owns the input data and the other party performs the whole computation), and secure multiparty computation (where multiple parties collaborate in the computation itself). The underlying methods are still exceedingly costly in time, space, and communication requirements, but there are also many other practical problems to be solved before secure computation can be usable. For programmers, the algorithm construction is often nonintuitive; for compiler writers, the machine assumptions are very different from usual; and for application designers, the application information flow has to match the security architecture. In this talk we will highlight these challenges, and indicate promising research directions.

Website
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza, snacks & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

  • Markus Roberts: Ruby hangman
  • David Celis: Benchmarking
    Covering the basics of benchmarking in Ruby, application to HTTP load testing, and some gotchas along the way.
  • Jason Clark: Make an Event of It!
    Are your controllers jumbled with seemingly unrelated steps? Does testing any bit of application logic require fixtures and setup helpers a mile long?
    Evented patterns create a vocabulary of what happens in your system, and a way to separate code triggering events from code that responds to them. That helps tame the sprawl by setting clean boundaries, simplifying tests, and keeping your dependencies isolated.
    This talk reveals the power of events and what's already in Rails to help you.
  • Chuck Lauer Vose: Building kick-ass internal education programs (for large and small budgets)
    There are not enough senior programmers in the world to satisfy the needs of our organizations; but educating your own developers is crazy expensive and hard, right?
    It turns out there lots of effective, low-cost, low commitment ways to inject education into your organization, I'll show you some of the low commitment ways to engage your peers, how to evaluate your needs, how to measure your progress, and how to plan for future ed needs.

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

Website
Friday
Apr 4, 2014
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Sound Grounds

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. Come join us at Sound Grounds coffee shop!

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Monday
Apr 7, 2014
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

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Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

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

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

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Share

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Thursday
Apr 10, 2014
Portland Startup Weekend Pre-Party
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Portland Startup Weekend April (PDXSW) is fast approaching!

Help us kick things off with a pre-party!

Join us at the Green Dragon Barrel Room on Thursay April 10, 2014, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT).

We’ll provide snacks and share some startup weekend-style fun. Get ahead of the game by beginning your networking early, getting feedback on your pitch idea, and hearing tips on how to get the most out of your Portland Startup weekend experience.

  • Learn more about PDXSW

  • Hear tips on how to get the most out of your PDXSW experience

  • Get ahead of the curve by making connections early

For more information about Portland Startup Weekend, visit portland.startupweekend.org

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Friday
Apr 11, 2014
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Glyph Cafe

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. Come join us at Glyph Cafe!

Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
Beaver BarCamp 13
Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

Join us at the 13th Beaver BarCamp hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab. Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

What kind of sessions happen at Beaver BarCamp? All kinds--from the recreational to the technical. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive session. Most sessions are 60 minutes, but 30 minute sessions are also available.

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Monday
Apr 14, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Peer Mentoring hosted by PDX Code Guild.

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

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

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

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
Apr 15, 2014
Portland Ember Meetup
Tilde Inc

And we're back! Posting this mostly as a save-the-date, but we're already working on the next PDX Ember Meetup :) RSVPs will go out ~2 weeks before the event.

The basic formula: good people, good food, good talks. We'll generally have two talks, usually at different skill levels, some break and networking time, and other topically relevant things as they come up.

If you or someone you know would like to take a stab at presenting (either a full talk slot, or even a short lightning talk), please get in touch. We'd love to have you!

Similarly, if you or your company would be up for sponsoring, we can use all the help we can get (especially if we want to keep up the good-food trend!). Please reach out to discuss.

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Friday
Apr 18, 2014
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Ford Food and Drink (SE 11th and Division)

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. We'll be at the large table in Ford Food and Drink on SE 11th and Division... come join!

Monday
Apr 21, 2014
FutureTalk with Gene Kim
New Relic

DevOps Patterns Distilled:

Implementing The Needed Practices In Four Practical Steps

Organizations employing DevOps practices such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy and Twitter are routinely deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day, while providing world-class availability, reliability and security. In contrast, most organizations struggle to do releases more than every nine months.

The authors of the upcoming “DevOps Cookbook” have been studying high performing organizations since 1999, and we capture and codify how these high-performing organizations achieve this fast flow of work through Product Management and Development, through QA and Infosec, and into IT Operations. By doing so, other organizations can now replicate the extraordinary culture and outcomes enabling their organization to scale and win in the marketplace.

The goal of the DevOps Cookbook is to help accelerate DevOps adoption, increase the success of DevOps initiatives, and lower the activation energy required for DevOps transformations to start and finish.

This is the 6th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Networking begins at 5:30, with free food and drinks. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

Please join and RSVP via our new Meetup group