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Jun 10, 2017
VanWaCrypto meetup
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663

The aim of this group is to provide the fundamentals of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. It is also intended to be the start of an ongoing community meet up of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about cryptocurrency.

Jun 19, 2017
Blockchain PDX
US Bank Tower, Big Pink

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the event is $10 - $20 online, or $25 at the door.

Agenda 5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community 7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: George K. Van Hoomissen of Vega Fund

  • Pres. #2: Ryan Casey of Dapp Hub​
  • Pres. #3: Kenny Rowe of Maker DAO​
  • Pres. #4: Matthew Goldenberg of Verity
  • Pres. #5: Jon Underwood of cPay

8:30pm - After-Party in the bar at Portland City Grill

Sep 21, 2017
Blockchain and Beers
Henry's 12th Street Tavern 10 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR

Please join us for Beer and Blockchain!!

Smart contracts have the potential to change the way in which applications are built within the enterprise. From their ability to securely execute business logic, to the automation of business transactions across a blockchain network, smart contracts represent a huge opportunity for organizations deploying this technology.

Join this session to learn more about smart contracts, and their use within an enterprise/permissioned blockchain deployment


5:30pm - 6:00pm - Registration/Networking

6:00pm - 6:45pm - Presentation

6:45pm - 7:30pm - Live Demo - Q & A

Oct 11, 2017
UX Using Blockchain

Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm.

Blockchain technology surfaced with Bitcoin and was first conceptualized by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Bitcoin’s underlying technology is blockchain, one does not exist without the other. However, many individuals soon realized the true power and seemingly unlimited potential of blockchain technology. Over the last 8.5 years, we have seen innovation paving the way for what many deem the second generation of the internet. To many this is still the early days of blockchain technology, even though it has been 8, going on 9 years since introduction. Our understanding of a blockchain, possible applications, and the world of possibilities associated is rapidly evolving and changing.

This talk will discuss the basics of blockchain and touch on the concept of public, private, and hybrid blockchain; specifically, Dragonchain.

Our Presenter, Eileen Quenin

Eileen Quenin is a UX Strategist and tech evangelist for Dragonchain, an open source platform. It’s is best described as a distributed crypto ledger framework protocol that makes it easy to create cost-efficient business networks where virtually anything of value can be tracked and traded.

Eileen is active in the Seattle start up ecosystem. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and a Master of Science degree in Engineering with a focus on Human Computer Interaction.

Prior to joining working on Dragonchain, she spent 3 years in Amazon Global Payments guiding product development for gift cards, AmazonPay and Amazon PayPhrase. She holds a patent on techniques for intelligent selection of a currency preference conversion.

Prior to that, Eileen worked at LexisNexis on fraud prevention, background checks, public records, and identity management solutions was instrumental in bringing to market visualization and drawing tools designed for creating link analysis charts—visual relationships between individuals, addresses, vehicles, corporations, and other items.

Dec 5, 2017
Blockchain: From Crypto Currency to the Enterprise
Tektronix Bldg 38

Abstract Do you speak blockchain? Bitcoin, Ethereum, Sawtooth, ICO, Smart contracts, Miners, Oracles...etc. Can you keep all of these straight? In this talk, Cian will take you on a journey through the origins of blockchain technology, delve into the current state of the cryptocurrency market and examine opportunities for leveraging blockchains in the enterprise. He will help you make sense of the intriguing, but sometimes bewildering world of blockchains.

Biography Cian Montgomery is a 23-year software development veteran. For the past 13 years, he has worked at Intel Corporation on a wide variety of projects and technologies including compute kernels, embedded graphics, and computational photography. In his current role, Cian serves as software architect in Intel’s Blockchain Program Office & maintainer of the Hyperledger Sawtooth Blockchain project

Dec 19, 2017
Portland Enterprise Blockchain Meetup - Enterprise Blockchain Meetup for December

We have scheduled our next gathering on December 19th! Please RSVP and add us to your calendar.

We'll have folks heading up technology for Cover US, a project that recently won the health category at the Blockchain for Social Impact Hackathon in mid-November. In a nutshell, CoverUS is a tool and an incentive system to help people navigate getting access to healthcare, and making lasting changes that improve their health.

Preso's and Q&A from the hackathon demo day on 11/17: CoverUS is at about 0:49

Information for our Meet-up on December 19th:

• Doors open at 6PM; Speakers start at 6:30PM

• Located at NedSpace office (707 Southwest Washington Street, Portland, OR)

• Refreshments will be provided

• We will have more details about presentations shortly; there will also be meet & greet and informal evening discussions

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Dec 20, 2017
Blockstack Portland - Blockstack Holiday Meetup

• What we'll do
We'll do a quick intro to Blockstack, and then use the rest of the time socialization, food, fun, swag. Tell us what you're working on!

• What to bring
A laptop, if you want to install Blockstack.

• Important to know

Jan 20
Bitcoin and Blockchain
TVF&R Station 67

Join us for a presentation and discussion on the technology behind Bitcoin called Blockchain. You can tell us if it's a fraud or the future of global currency.

We'll have a thirty-minute talk and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Free Geek

What is blockchain? What is cryptocurrency? How and why are these technologies used for privacy and anonymity? How do you get involved? Join us for a special workshop to answer these questions and more!

Feb 15
Business Applications of Blockchain Technology @DAMAPDX
Standard Insurance Center Auditorium

Join your fellow Portland Lovers of data for a morning of data education and networking at our usual 3rd Thursday (February 15th) chapter meeting at the Standard Insurance classrooms in downtown Portland. Mark Wheeler from PSU will talk about Business Applications of Blockchain Technology.

Attendance is free for DAMA Members and Employees of Corporate Members.
Students $5 with ID; $15 others.
You can walk in; we appreciate your registering so we order enough refreshments.

Overview - Business Applications of Blockchain Technology

Presented by Mark Wheeler, Portland State University

Blockchain technology is being talked about as one of the next big innovations to take hold across multiple industries. Businesses who focus on transactions, contracts, and assets management are just a few of the initial sectors of the economy which will be disrupted. As the underlying technology begins to take hold, time-consuming and labor-intensive functions will be replaced by automated and “always on” smart processes. Centralized models of trust and authenticity will be replaced by decentralized services and crowd-based consensus algorithms.

There will not be one blockchain but millions, each built on an application-specific architectures. Any store of information that requires exchange or validation across indirectly related entities will reside on a blockchain. Blockchains are safe, secure, and immutable — but all blockchains are not created equal. We will explore the subject by examining several current generations of blockchain implementations.

Topics during this session include:

  • Architecture, Protocols, Algorithms
  • Distributed Ledgers, Smart Contracts
  • Trust / Consensus Systems
  • Decentralization, Virtual Computing Environment


Mark Wheeler is a Blockchain technology enthusiast attending Portland State University majoring in Supply Chain Management. He has extensive experience in IT Operations working on Security, Network, and Application Server environments. Mark has worked within the education, insurance, healthcare, software development, telecommunication, and aerospace sectors of the economy.

His current interests are in the field of data analytics, cloud computing, and Supply Chain automation technologies. Mark has been a volunteer for the last two years with HackOregon working on visualizing public data. He is currently employed at Portland State University assisting in the implementations of their Community Engagement portal platform.

About DAMA Portland

The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Please join me, the rest of the DAMA board, and other fellow lovers of data at this regular chapter meeting in downtown Portland. For more information and to register go to:

Thanks for your support of local Data Education, we look forward to seeing you there!

Mar 10
Bitginnings: A guide to Cryptocurrency
TVF&R Station 67

Geoffrey Falkenberg plans to present the a guide to Cryptocurrency.

We'll have a 30-minute demo and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote on new interesting topic ideas for upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Mar 19
Introduction to Bitcoin, the Blockchain and Cryptography
Northwest Academy

Do you want to learn how Bitcoin and Ethereum work, how cryptography plays a key role in securing funds, or how a network of untrusted computers guessing random numbers quadrillions of times per second adds security to the blockchain?

Join Scott Bigelow, Back-end Developer at Augur, for an introduction to the blockchain and some common blockchain-based applications. Technologies, such as the blockchain and Ethereum, can provide new opportunities in the startup-rich ecosystem of Portland. Additionally, understanding these revolutionary design principles can help illuminate new ways of designing your own systems.

No previous working knowledge of cryptography or other supporting technologies is necessary, as this will be a ground-up introduction.

Speaker bio: Scott Bigelow is a Blockchain Engineer for Augur, a decentralized Ethereum project developing prediction market software. Since the late 1990's, Scott has been developing software and running large distributed systems, working in industries such as enterprise analytics, real estate, and mobile video games. His involvement with cryptocurrencies began in 2013 with Bitcoin and more recently with Ethereum and Smart Contract development.

Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors 6:10 PM: Introductions and news 6:15 PM: Cryptocurrency presentation 7:15 PM: Q&A 7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talks. We hope to see you there!

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct:

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Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and/or video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct ( applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

May 9
Industry Exploration Series - Blockchain/ICO Insights from Experts
The Sentinel Hotel

Industry Exploration Series - Blockchain/ICO Insights from Experts Co-presented by TiE Oregon and NewTech PDX

Join TiE Oregon Charter Members and Investors on the evening of Wednesday, May 9th for an up to date lesson on Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). You will learn from leading experts in the field as well as entrepreneurs planning an ICO. Together these insights and resources will help both investors and entrepreneurs as they navigate wisely within these effective means of raising capital and gaining returns.

Agenda Overview:

Blockchain: What is it and why does it matter?

What defines an ICO and how useful are they?

Current trends in legal and tax implication of an ICO

How to invest in an ICO, step by step

Startup Story – ICO preparation

Resources and next steps


Steve Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Bald Futurist

Scott Bigelow, Blockchain Developer, Augur Project

Marcus Estes, Chief Executive Officer, Chroma

Galen Moore, Director of Market Research, New Alchemy

KJ Erickson, Chief Executive Officer, Public Market


Brigitte Piniewski, TiE Charter Member

When: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 Timeline: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM | 5:30 PM Check-in, networking, and light dinner | 6:00 PM Program and Q&A | 8:00 PM more networking Where: The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 Cost: Free for Charter Members | $10 TiE Oregon Members | $25 Non TiE Oregon Members

Co-Presented by:

TiE Oregon and NewTechPDX

May 19
Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Free Geek

What is blockchain? What is cryptocurrency? How and why are these technologies used for privacy and anonymity? How do you get involved? Join us for a special workshop to answer these questions and more!

Aug 28
Latinx Tech PDX : Smart Cities & Emerging Tech + Community Impact & Opportunities
Portland Mercado (SE Portland)

Interested in Smart cities, emerging technologies, community and entrepreneurship?

Join us at the awesome Portland Mercado on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30p) and learn how the City of Portland’s Smart City efforts in conjunction with emerging technologies will impact the PDX tech, entrepreneur and Latinx communities.

SPEAKERS: - Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland - Juan Barraza, Director of Student Innovation - Center for Entrepreneurship at Portland State University - Alan Hipólito, Director of Special Projects at Verde (

In order to help us provide you a better experience, please RSVPs in advance at See you there!!

Sep 26
Blockstack Portland - Blockstack Development - Getting Started
Beaverton City Library

This will be a development-focused workshop on Blockstack development. Bring your laptops, questions, existing projects, etc.

The format will be:
1) Quick overview of the Blockstack development platform
2) Start coding

For the coding portion, in parallel we'll be doing a walkthrough for new developers, or coding on new/existing projects for experienced developers. We'll have a few tables set up where we can organize around experience levels.

Oct 16
Portland Bitcoin Meetup
PDX Sliders

Come discuss recent events in the Bitcoin space, learn the basics, or buy/sell/trade.

Every third Tuesday of the month. This is a very casual meetup with no set agenda, feel free to arrive late.

All are welcome, new comers and experts alike.

Nov 17
Annual Event Hosted by Oregon Blockchain: Outside the Block
Benson Hotel

This is Oregon Blockchain’s inaugural conference. It will be hosted in Portland, Oregon and aims to bring a wide range of unique industry perspectives together with students in a dynamic event, highlighting the future of the budding blockchain ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest. We will be hosting speakers from Intel, Microsoft, Public Market, and inviting students from the University of Washington, Arizona State University, Portland State University, Oregon State University, and UC Berkeley. This will be a great opportunity for everyone, from businesses wondering how blockchain applies to them to students looking for career opportunities, to learn about the ecosystem from the corporate drivers, lean disruptors, and student innovators. It will be a great event, and we hope to see you all there!