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Saturday
Nov 17
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!

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Wednesday
Nov 14
ACT-W Career Advance at iovation
Iovation

ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Tech Women) Career Advance is designed to share tangible job search skills for women and allies in technology. We partner with local technology companies to provide interview tips, resume coaching, professional headshot photos and introduce you to hiring managers. Whether you are simply curious about technology careers or looking for a senior role, Career Advance will help you grow your career in an inclusive environment.

Join us on November 14th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at iovation. iovation develops software to help companies fight fraud and ensure their customers have a seamless experience. They are currently hiring for roles in engineering, information technology, sales, marketing and more. Please join us for an evening to learn more about iovation and to visit many career advancement themed tables that are listed below:

Interview Tips Resume Tips Headshot Photography Service Reliability Engineering Roles Security Analyst Roles Marketing Roles Sales Roles

Agenda

5:30-6:00 Networking 6:00-6:15 Welcome from ACT-W and Iovation 6:15-7:30 Rotation to different Career Advance tables including: Service Reliability Engineering Roles, Security Analyst Roles, Marketing Roles, Sales Roles, Interview Tips, Resume Tips, Headshot Photography.

Please make sure you have read and agree to the ACT-W Code of Conduct!

FAQs

Who should attend? People of all genders interested in learning job skills in technology! Men, nonbinary people, trans people, and women are all welcome.

Is the event 21+? No, minors are welcome to attend.

Is the venue ADA accessible? Yes, elevators are located in the lobby.

Are there gender-neutral bathrooms? Yes, they are located in the hallway.

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Saturday
Nov 10
Predictive Analytics and Modeling -R Programming
NedSpace

Data Science Is the Future of Everything

Predictive Modeling and Analytics with R

Join us for our Predictive Modeling and Analytics workshop on Saturday, November 10th, 2018; featuring Martin Jetton, with 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. In his previous role, he was the Senior Predictive Consultant at Corios; where he developed predictive models and scorecards, forecast trends, identify uncertainties, and assign the ideal strategies to maximize performance.

The world has now turned into a digital workspace. Online activity and real-world sensors are generating torrents of data about everything from weather to crime to our buying habits. Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform a variety of industries and propel us to a data-driven economy. According to analysts, the Data Analytics market will be almost $50B by 2020. Coupled with the estimation that by 2019 there will nearly 1.2 million open data jobs with no one to fill them, it is clear that understanding and communicating with data will be critical for impact. The skills needed to be a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Data Scientist are all about to be in real demand, and our trainings with experience Data Science Practitioners will help you get head start! (International Data Corporation).

HOW COMPANIES ARE USING R?

Facebook - For behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google - For advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter - For data visualization and semantic clustering Microsoft - Acquired Revolution R company and use it for a variety of purposes. Xbox uses R for a great gaming experience. Uber - For statistical analysis Airbnb - Scale data science. IBM - To help create IBM Watson, an open, cognitive computing technology platform that represents a new era in computing where systems understand the world like humans do: through senses, learning, and experience.

This course will introduce you to some of the most widely used predictive modeling techniques and their core principles. By taking this course, you will form a solid foundation of predictive analytics, which refers to tools and techniques for building statistical or machine learning models to make predictions based on data. You will learn how to carry out exploratory data analysis to gain insights and prepare data for predictive modeling, an essential skill valued in the business.

WHY R PROGRAMMING FOR PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS?

R is a programming language originally written for statisticians to do statistical analysis, including predictive analytics. It’s open-source software, used extensively in academia to teach such disciplines as statistics, bioinformatics, and economics. From its humble beginnings, it has since been extended to do data modeling, data mining, and predictive analysis.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Martin Jetton has 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. He's currently a Principal at the Liberty Advisor Group, where he works in advanced supply chain analytics. In his previous role, he was the Senior Predictive Consultant at Corios; where he developed predictive models and scorecards, forecast trends, identify uncertainties, and assign the ideal strategies to maximize performance. The firm’s clients are in the banking, brokerage, credit, utilities and healthcare industries.

SOLD OUT?

This is one of our high demand classes. In the case, we sale out; email us at ibeafoundation@gmail.com and ask when our next course will be in.

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Wednesday
Nov 7
CHIFOO Event: “F.U.” Money, Courage, & Ethics In The Workplace
New Relic

CHIFOO presents ""F#@K You" Money, Courage, & Ethics In The Workplace" with Elena Moon, Osage Orange!

Often defined as the wealth required to burn any bridge, it turns out F.U. money isn't a lifestyle replete with yachts and gold plated toilets. It's having enough money in the bank to be able to speak your mind and, if necessary, walk...to the next job. Learn how personal finances play a huge role in silencing us and how financial freedom through living simply can lead to finding courage, agency and voice at work.

About The Speaker Elena Moon (@Elena_Moon) is the founder of Osage Orange, a human-centered design studio. She has been doing a mix of research and design for the last 15 years and particularly enjoys socially and environmentally conscious projects. CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our tenth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2DyY89D

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Saturday
Nov 3
Practical, Hands-on Training for Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions
NedSpace

Want to take your career to the next level?

Practical, Hands-on Training for Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in business today. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace. Unfortunately many college students, recent grads, and professionals haven’t mastered Excel or have the adequate Excel skills employers are seeking. According to Payscale, “ 80 percent of job openings require spreadsheet and word-processing software skills. Yet so many people never even give Excel a chance because it has an intimidating stigma around it.”

If you walk through the finance or accounting department at any major corporate office, you will see computer screens filled with Excel spreadsheets outlining financial results, budgets, forecasts, and plans used to make big business decisions. Marketing and Product profesionals using Excel to list customer and sales targets; managing thier sales force and planning future marketing plans based on past results. Pivot tables to quickly and easily summarize customer and sales data by category with a quick drag-and drop. HR professionals using giant spreadsheets full of employee data and understand exactly where the costs are coming from and how to best plan and control them for the future. Supply logistic professional to manage inventory and forecasts demand.In essence, you can turn an entire department around just because you know how to manipulate data in order to get an aggregate view.

STRUCTURE OF COURSE

Advanced functions and formulas

 *Logical functions
 *Conditional functions
 *Financial functions
 *Text functions
 *Date functions
 *Array formulas

Lookups and data tables

 *Using lookup functions
 *Using MATCH and INDEX
 *Creating data tables

Advanced data management

 *Validating cell entries
 *Advanced filtering

Advanced charting

 *Chart formatting options
 *Combination charts
 *Graphical objects

PivotTables and PivotCharts

 *Working with PivotTables
 *Rearranging PivotTables
 *Formatting PivotTables
 *PivotCharts

Exporting and Importing Data

 *Exporting and importing text files
 *Getting external data

Analytical Tools

 *Goal Seek
 *Scenarios

Macros and Visual Basic

 *Running and recording a macro
 *Working with VBA code

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Martin Jetton has 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. He's currently a Principal at the Liberty Advisor Group, where he works in advanced supply chain analytics. In his previous role, he was the Senior Predictive Consultant at Corios; where he developed predictive models and scorecards, forecast trends, identify uncertainties, and assign the ideal strategies to maximize performance. The firm’s clients are in the banking, brokerage, credit, utilities and healthcare industries.

BENEFITS

Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support.The ability to analyze data is a powerful skill that helps you make better decisions. Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool.

MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT

They are NOT seeing if you simply have Excel as a skill. They are diving deeping when it comes to determining which candidate to interview and hire. They look for Pivot Table, VLOOKUP, Macros, VBA, Conditional Formatting, Charting and Filtering…These are far more telling of your ability to an employer then writing Excel. Someone who writes VLOOKUP, Pivot Table, Filtering demonstrates an ability to analyse data and so has eliminated a potential barrier in the mind of the hiring manager reviewing your resume. In essence, use actual Excel functions in your Resume!

INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Did you know that Excel know-how can instantly increase your job prospects as well as your starting salary? Excel is a transferrable skill that any hiring manager understands is critical. Research shows job applicants who know MS Excel make $22.66 per hour on average compared to the $20.14 per hour their peers make who don’t know the program. That’s roughly an extra $20 per eight-hour workday and $100 per work week, simply for knowing how to use a single computer program. Moreover, full-time employees in certain industries can see a starting salary bump of anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 per year based on their Excel skills. That’s not chump change you can ignore.

INSPIRING ENTREPRENEUR?

A majority 63 percent of twenty-somethings want to start their own business. How will you stay organized, track data, or forecast your finances if you’re not spreadsheet-savvy? Many millennials simply want their first job. But, what about your performance once someone hires you? The biggest complaint employers have about millennials is that they lack basic hard and soft skills.These skills include things like teamwork and problem solving, but also basic administrative skills like MS Word and Powerpoint. Once you’re hired, you want to meet the basic requirements of your role without stressing.

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through MS Excel; Software Engineers, Finance Professionals, HR Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com.

SOLD OUT?

This is one of our high demand classes. In the case, we sale out; email us at ibeafoundation@gmail.com and ask when our next course will be in

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JAMStack Hackathon PDX Edition!
through Alchemy Code Lab

Free Code Camp is hosting a JAMStack Hackathon in San Fransisco, and we can participate together in Portland! It's a two-day event on Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4 from 9AM to 9PM.

Come hang out and participate in the online version of the hackathon in person with teams we'll help you build in downtown Portland at Alchemy Code Lab! ACL lead instructor, mJordan, and Free Code Camp Portland Organizers / awesome developers, Brigette, Kenny, and Daniel will be ready to hack and help. Jason from Gatsby will also be popping in to help and provide some swag!

The online hackathon teams will compete for their own set of prizes. They can interact with the judges, mentors, and other hackathon teams through the chat room and the live stream of the event on the freeCodeCamp YouTube channel.

HOW TO SIGN UP (4 Steps to Officially Participate): 1. RSVP to our MeetUp

  1. Check out the official event page: https://hackathon.freecodecamp.org/

  2. Build and deploy a JAMStack app by following the included instructions. If you need help, feel free to reach out to mjordan@alchemycodelab.com or join the Free Code Camp Portland slack group [http://bit.ly/freecodecamppdx] and reach out!

  3. Once your hello world app is live, apply for a free online ticket here: https://freecodecamp.typeform.com/to/v4mc19

*You can still participate without signing up for the online hackathon ticket, but you won’t be eligible for the official prizes.

SHOULD YOU SIGN UP? YES! Any skill level should feel welcome to come hang out and learn! Hackathons are a great way to meet new people and learn new skills. Some experience with HTML/CSS/JavaScript would be helpful, but there are always plenty of ways for people to contribute even if you don’t know any code coming in.

EVENT DETAILS: The main hackathon is from 9am to 9pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The space here will be available for the same hours.

Food carts are just a few blocks away when you need a midday break, and there will be some food provided...stay tuned!

WAIT, WAIT…. WHAT ACTUALLY IS THE JAMStack? The JAMstack is a simple way of building web apps. JAM stands for JavaScript, APIs, and Markup (HTML and CSS).

If you've built some of the projects in the freeCodeCamp curriculum, you've already been using the JAMstack.

The main difference between the JAMstack and other web development stacks like LAMP and MEAN is this: instead of using a web server back end, you use APIs.

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Friday
Nov 2
CyborgCamp 2018 at PNCA
through Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

CyborgCamps are small, in-depth unconferences about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. Attendees discuss a variety of topics such as the futures of identity, privacy, surveillance, hardware to wetware, drones, 3D printing, cyberpunk, human augmentation, constructed reality, the second self, ethics, robot rights, sexuality, urban design, and anthropology. Topics are discussed the morning of the conference and scheduled into the conference grid by attendees themselves, making it a DIY conference experience.

In addition to the above topics, the following has been discussed at CyborgCamps around the world: cyborgs, wearables, prosthetics, sensors, control systems, assistive tech, transcendence, transhumanism, technological singularity, artificial intelligence, intelligence amplification, utopia / distopia / weird topia, identity, quantified self, exocortex, ubicomp, robots, sensory augmentation, steam punk, philosophy, ethics, intelligence, the borg, hackerspaces, telepresence, science fiction, DIY, cryonics, cybernetics, open source, nanotech, augmented reality, brain-computer interface, artificial life, functional electrical stimulation, and neural science. Each CyborgCamp has its own mix of topics created by what the attendees want to discuss. All CyborgCamps follow a Code of Conduct.

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Tuesday
Oct 30
Donut.js October 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Beth Duckles (@bduckles) — How to Write Surveys That Get Data You Can Actually Use
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:15 — Mark Arciaga (@compurhythm8000) — Navigating the World of Open-Source as a Volunteer Software Engineer at a Community Radio Station
  • 7:30 — 10-minute break
  • 7:45 — Caito Scherr — Hocus Pocus Focus
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Delicious Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is KairosPDX, who work to deliver equitable education to underserved children, their families, and their communities here in Portland and eliminate the racial achievement and opportunity gaps by cultivating confident, creative, compassionate leaders.

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Saturday
Oct 27
SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Training
NedSpace

SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Training

Join us for a our SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager workshop on Saturday, October 27th, 2018; featuring Jay Mittal PMP, CSM, CSPO, SA, SPC; an experienced Project and Product Manager, whose client list include many of the Fortune 500 companies, including Nike, Columbia Sportswear, and Standard insurance in Portland, OR. Jay is a certified trainer for SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe Product Owner, and SAFe Agilist courses.

Blockbuster. Kodak. Tower Records. Nokia. Taxi Industry. Compaq. These companies were all iconic market leaders that couldn’t adapt to new business models and technology innovations ahead of their competitors. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper, and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. Enterprises must learn how to adapt quickly to these changing technologies and economic conditions or they will become extinct, no matter their size, smarts, or strength. This holds true even for businesses that don’t consider themselves Information Technology (IT) or software companies. Professional services, financial services, healthcare institutions, and government entities are all highly dependent on their ability to produce new technology-based products and services. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques.

FAMOUS LAST WORDS

IBM: "There will only ever be a need for 100 computers." DEC: "No one would ever buy a personal computer." Blockbuster: "People don't want to watch films over the internet." Novell: "Our technology is much more sophisticated than Microsoft." Bookstores: "People want to pick up and handle the books, not read them on the computer." SONY: "Beta technology is far superior to VHS." LOTUS: "Our spreadsheet is far superior to Microsoft even if it is complicated." NOKIA: "Our phones are the world standard, even if they are proprietary." TOWER RECORDS: "People want to own their own music, not rent it online." BlackBerry: "Our security is what companies want, they won't let Android or iPhones on their network, even if our stuff costs more." Kodak: "People will always prefer film cameras, even if we invented digital ones."

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

You’ll learn how to apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART. In addition, you'll learn;

 * Learn about the Scrum Process.
 * Learn what a Product Owner/Product Manager is responsible for.
 * Come away with insights on how to manage your next project
 * Learn about the Scaled Agile Framework for enterprises.
 * Learn what a Product Owner for in large organizations like Intel, Nike, Google, and Apple are implementing Agile techniques in Scaled environments. Come away with insights on how to manage your next projects.
 * Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise
 * Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
 * Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
 * Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning
 * Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value
 * Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
 * Create a role action plan

BENEFITS

 * Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
 * Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
 * Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs)
 * Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace
 * Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

JAY MITTAL’S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 * Highly skilled professional with over fifteen years of experience, Jay has extensive experience in diverse software and hardware platforms providing management, leadership, analysis, design, development, migration to implement business technology solutions.
 * Experienced in complete life cycle of software development projects in both Waterfall and Agile frameworks including working as Project Manager, Product Manager, Scrum Master and Agile coach.
 * Consulting experience with Standard Insurance, Anthem Insurance, Nike, Michelin Tire, Novelis, WebMD.
 * Experienced in different Industry Verticals including: Retail, Life & Health Insurance, Manufacturing, Advertising, and Banking.
 * Worked as Project and Product Manager with Fortune 500 companies. Client list include Nike, Standard Insurance, Michelin Tire, and WebMD.

JAY MITTAL'S CERTIFICATIONS

 * Implementing Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC)
 * Leading Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Agilist (SA)
 * Scaled Agile Framework for Teams - SAFe 4.5 Practitioner (SP)
 * Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
 * Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
 * PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
 * Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP - MS Project 2010)

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING

This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed. In addition for more information with SAFe certification. www.scaledagile.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com.

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Tuesday
Feb 22, 2011
PDXTech4Good February Meetup
Mercy Corps Action Center

Be a Beacon of Goodness: How Nonprofits Can Leverage Location-based Services

This month we dive into the growing location-based marketing trend with geo-location tools of Foursquare, Gowalla, Whrrl, Facebook Places, and SCVNGR, and discover how they can be used to spread awareness, fundraise, build community, and engage action.

Explore how Whrrl’s Societies are used to build communities and bring like-minded people together. Use Foursquare’s “Tips” to increase consciousness and fundraise for your cause or organization. Employ supporters into action by creating SCVNGR challenges. Play a game of tag with Facebook Places to spread your message amongst the 600 million plus Facebook users.

Come on in and join the conversation! We'd love to have you.

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Wednesday
Apr 20, 2011
Clark County PubTalk
AHA!

Clark County PubTalk
April 20th is Pitch Night @ Vancouver’s PubTalk

Join us at Vancouver’s PubTalk for a fast-paced networking evening where you’ll see 3 start-up companies pitches, & connect w/over 100 local start-ups, small-business owners, business professionals, investors, & service providers from both sides of the river.

Event Details:

    AHA!    
    415 W 6th Street Ste 605,    
    Vancouver, WA 98660    
    5-8 pm   
    Cost:OEN Members: $20   
                Non-Members: $25   

    Register: http://bit.ly/hNtYD9

Presenting Companies:
• GroEasy:Designer/Manufacturer of GroEasy Grow Bags
• Bowserwear:Designer/Manufacturer of Healers™ medical devices for the veterinary industry • Stark Foundations: Manufacturer of “no-concrete” proprietary fab systems used in erecting tower structures.

Event Sponsors:
• Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
• Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc.
• Kristine M. Peterson | Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP

For more info:

    contact Maria Swanson, PubTalk Coordinator: (678) 314-6228   
    mdcswanson@gmail.com

Clark County PubTalk: • OEN • SWWDC  •  CREDC •

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Saturday
May 7, 2011
PDX Applications For Good Code-A-Thon
Cloudability

Please join One Economy and AT & T for the Portland, Oregon, Applications For Good Code-A-Thon

There will be four cash prizes awarded at the event:

  • First prize: $500
  • Second prize: $250
  • Third prize: $150
  • Audience favorite: $100

All projects submitted for the event must fall within one of these four categories:

  • Trim the fat
  • Bank the Unbanked
  • Connect Learners
  • Find Jobs

Platforms accepted:

* Personal Computer
* Mac
* Desktop Web
* Mobile Web
* iPhone
* iPad
* SMS
* Android
* Blackberry
* Facebook
* XBox
* Wii
* Playstation
* BREW
* Google TV
* Windows Phone 7
* Chrome

More info, including full contest rules: http://applicationsforgood.org/

Please RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/4n4onvv

Official PDX contact: Lia Hollander (@missburrows)

<img src="http://a323.yahoofs.com/upcoming/2886/tn-001_2561a0e11c7511.jpg?upAmoiNBFzeeY1B6" alt="Applications For Good"

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Wednesday
Aug 10, 2011
pdx.pm : Dependency Injection strategies with perl
Free Geek

pdx.pm : Dependency Injection strategies with perl

notbenh - Dependency Injection:

  • What are you talking about?
  • ... oh that, I did that all the time in java/ruby/??? so you can do that in perl!?
  • So what are some patterns for non-moose solutions?
  • What else can you do with this stuff?

If you have specific questions/aspects that you would like me to focus on please feel free to contact me pre-meeting at ben.hengst { at } gmail.com

As always, social time and drinks at the Lucky Lab Hawthorne (3 blocks north) post talk.

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Thursday
Sep 1, 2011
PIE Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Launch Party
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Join us in celebrating the ribbon-cutting ceremony and launch of the Portland Incubator Experiment with Mayor Sam Adams, at our First Thursday Block Party.

We'll be welcoming the new class of start-ups and the esteemed mentor group with drinks, entertainment, and of course... PIE.

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Thursday
Sep 15, 2011
TechIgnite!
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

If you had just five minutes to showcase your cutting-edge products, technologies, or methodologies, what would you say? What if you were forced to present those ideas with 20 PowerPoint slides that each rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

The Software Association of Oregon is sponsoring an Ignite event on September 15th. As a speaker, you'll land a platform that challenges not only the way you present your ideas, but grants you access to an audience eager to listen. As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, locally-sourced concepts while networking with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded, "early-adopters."

What is Ignite? Ignite is a fast-paced geek event where speakers share their personal and professional passions via 20 Powerpoint slides each auto-advancing every 15 seconds, giving each speaker exactly 5 minutes of fame. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global - Ignite is all of these and more. It satisfies the ADD in all of us. It's a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an idea - and the guts to get onstage and finally give that "elevator speech" we've all been told we need but rarely get to give.

Agenda 5:30pm Doors open, badges, networking, booths, and music 7:00pm Welcome & Ignite talks begin 7:45pm Break 8:00pm Ignite talks resume 8:45pm Ignite talks end, final networking 9:00pm Event ends

Presenters Presenters We've got dynamic and diverse presenters leading talks on a variety of innovative topics!

View Presentations!

Topics All TechIgnite! proposals should fall into at least one of these categories:

* Products
* Technology
* Methodology
* Concepts
* Open!
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Monday
Oct 10, 2011
Stumptown Syndicate Open House
Collective Agency Downtown

The Syndicate has a lot going on this Fall and we want to tell you all about it! Come by Collective Agency on Monday, October 10th from 4-7pm to enjoy some refreshments and hear what we have to say.

We'll do a short presentation around 5:30pm and will cover the following:

  • Our mission, strategic initiatives and how you can help
  • Progress on events like Ignite Portland, BarCamp Portland, Open Source Bridge and others
  • Volunteer needs and opportunities

Board Members will be on hand to answer your questions.

See you there! -Stumptown Syndicate

Self organizing groups for the win!

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Wednesday
Nov 2, 2011
Design for First Person User Interfaces
University of Oregon Portland

Following in the tradition of Command Line, GUI, and NUI interface paradigms, first person interfaces continue to reduce the layers of abstraction between the digital and the real. With first person interfaces we can allow people to interact digitally with the real world as they are currently experiencing it. This allows people to navigate the space around them, augment their immediate surroundings, and interact with nearby objects, locations, or people.

First person interfaces enable people to interact with the real world through a set of “always on” sensors. Simply place a computing device in a specific location, near a specific object or person, and automatically get relevant output based on who you are, where you are, and who or what is near you.

The technology to make this happen is here today but these interfaces are in their infancy –they need design help. They need designers to care and focus on this class of software.

About the Speaker Luke Wroblewski is an internationally recognized digital product design leader who has designed or contributed to software used by more than 700 million people worldwide.

Luke is currently Chief Design Officer and co-founder of a stealth start-up. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital. Prior to this, Luke was the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo! Inc. where he worked on product alignment and forward-looking integrated customer experiences on the web, mobile, TV, and beyond.

Luke is the author of two popular web design books, Web Form Design and Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability. He has also authored many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

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Saturday
Nov 5, 2011
Grub with David Kadavy, author of "Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty"!
Karam Lebanese Cuisine

Grub with David Kadavy, author of "Design for Hackers: Reverse-Engineering Beauty". In his book, David teaches the principles of beautiful design, taking a "reverse-engineering" approach to break down the thought process behind great design.

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Thursday
Jan 5, 2012
SPARK!
Jack London bar

You are cordially invited to the newest technology and design community group in Portland. Part Ignite (if you haven’t been, you should), part Pint (if you remember back that far), part MindShare (if you want to meet new people), Spark is a monthly meet up for technologists, designers, developers, product managers, agency wonks, project managers, producers, database geeks, and other nerds of all flavors.

Each month we’ll host a speaker, demonstration, experiment, lecture, or learning exercise for a short time at the beginning of the evening. Then we’ll turn the music up, the lights down, and rock the night away at the Jack London Bar. Let's mix. Let's mingle. Let's share ideas.

The inaugural event is this Thursday, Jan 5 @Jack London Bar. Basement of the Rialto. 529 Southwest 4th Avenue. Starts at 5:30. Ends whenever you get tired.

The bar will be open at 4 for happy hour specials.

Looking forward to building a community!

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Wednesday
Jan 11, 2012
CHIFOO January Meeting/Speaker
CMD Agency

Designing Experience with Sound

The Haunted Garden is a sonic environment that participants control by their mere presence. It is a room that listens to the notes in your voice and uses them to compose music and change the color of the room. As the project progressed, further opportunities for control were implemented. An interactive kiosk gives users the ability to choose instruments and control sensitivity and reactivity parameters. The next step was to insert audio from other times and places by playing field recordings (e.g., baby yaks in Tibet, the 8-line in San Francisco), allowing the Haunted Garden to actively respond to the augmented sonic environments.

Simran will discuss the challenges of designing with sound, and how he developed “listening agents” who react and comment on sound in the environment. He will relate experiences—both as software developer and sound artist—and explore sound as a medium. Topics will include what is sound sculpture, what challenges were uncovered in creating it, whether the experience worked according to plan, the challenges in developing applications for these sorts of interactions, the unforeseen consequences resulting from initial forays into these kinds of devices, and how an interface based on sound might change how we relate to sound and sonic devices.

About the Speaker Simran Gleason is an artist and professional nerd. He started drawing the day after getting a master’s degree in computer science (symbolic and heuristic computation) from Stanford and drifted through many media before arriving at his current focus: making algorithms that make music. Among his more successful installations is Haunted Garden, a room that listens to you, finds the notes in your conversation, and uses them to compose an ambient sound and lightscape. He also did the generative music and light algorithms for SWARM, a gaggle of open source someday-autonomous spherical robots. His work has been shown in galleries in San Francisco and Palo Alto, as well as installations at Maker Fair, Yuri’s Night, Coachella, and the special olympics of art: Burning Man. Kepler’s Orrery is his first iPhone app.

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Wednesday
Feb 8, 2012
CHIFOO Presents: Missing the Point: The Expanding World of Gestural Interaction $5
ISITE Design

$5

The paradigm of physical computing is well and truly here—sensors and microcontrollers are getting cheaper and more robust, and they are easily programmable. Long associated with gaming, these sensors are making their way into our everyday ‘utility’ devices. For example, think about the average smart phone: it likely contains a proximity sensor, an accelerometer/orientation sensor, an ambient light sensor, a gyroscopic sensor, and a moisture sensor. Cameras can recognize head motion and facial gestures; they can track body movements and compare them to motion models.

As these sensors become part of everyday interactive devices, we are ushering in new forms of gestural interaction, which is changing how we interact with digital experiences and data, and changing the nature of our computer-mediated communications. In this talk, Elizabeth will offer some observations and speculations on how the world of physical computing, broadly construed, is changing the way in which we interact with our devices, each other, and interactive digital experiences.

About the Speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Churchill is a Principal Research Scientist and manager of the Internet Experiences group at Yahoo! Research. Originally a psychologist by training, Elizabeth has focused throughout her career on understanding the ways in which people interact—whether their interactions are primarily face-to-face or are technologically mediated. She has published within the areas of theoretical and applied psychology, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, and computer-supported cooperative work. Elizabeth has a BSc in Experimental Psychology and a MSc in Knowledge Based Systems, both from the University of Sussex, and a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Cambridge. She regularly teaches at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Information. In 2010, she was recognized as a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery. She is the current Vice President of the Association of Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SigCHI).

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Tuesday
Feb 21, 2012
Foster the People: How to Attract & Keep Top Tech Talent
Stoel Rives LLP

How does your company rate among top high tech talent? What are your employees saying about their experience of where they work to their colleagues? In this globally competitive business environment, your people have to be engaged and developed in line with the pace of your business. You also must create a work environment that will increase your organization’s ability to attract and keep top talent.

This workshop will provide both peer-to-peer mentoring opportunities and skill development from our expert to enhance engagement, productivity and ultimately attract and retain a workforce that will help you maintain your competitive edge.

Register: http://top-tech-talent.eventbrite.com/

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Wednesday
Mar 14, 2012
CHIFOO presents: "Security *IS* a Game: Using the Blender Game Engine for Security" with Jeff Bryner $5
ISITE Design

SecViz.org is a great resource for security visualizations, but most suffer from a lack of interactivity. Completing kinectasploit for DEFCON19 made me realize the utility of game engines for interacting with security tools and security information. Jeff will start with a recap/encore performance of kinectasploit (http://p0wnlabs.com/defcon19), which uses gestures to drive a first-person shooter 3D game environment to break into computers on victim virtual machines. Then using the same technology, Jeff will walk through a couple scenes using standard corporate security data in a 3D, kinect-driven environment made possible by the blender game engine.

Kinect and gestures are two of the most prevalent game-changing technologies to affect user interfaces since the keyboard and mouse. Applying these tools to real-world data is challenging, fraught with pitfalls, and a heck of a lot of fun! Let’s discover the boundaries of current technology by pushing it until it fails!

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Thursday
Mar 15, 2012
SAO Ignite v2
Alberta Rose Theatre

If you had just five minutes to showcase your cutting-edge products, technologies, or methodologies, what would you say? What if you were forced to present those ideas with 20 PowerPoint slides that each rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

The Software Association of Oregon is hosting a second Ignite event on March 15th. As a speaker, you'll land a platform that challenges not only the way you present your ideas, but grants you access to an audience eager to listen. As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, locally-sourced concepts while networking with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded, "early-adopters."

What is Ignite? Ignite is a fast-paced geek event where speakers share their personal and professional passions via 20 Powerpoint slides each auto-advancing every 15 seconds, giving each speaker exactly 5 minutes of fame. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global - Ignite is all of these and more. It satisfies the ADD in all of us. It's a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an idea - and the guts to get onstage and finally give that "elevator speech" we've all been told we need but rarely get to give.


Call for Submissions

Come present your very own engaging innovative topic! Submissions are due by February, 15 2012.

Submit Your Presentation!

View Submitted Proposals


Topics

All TechIgnite! proposals should fall into at least one of these categories:

* Products
* Projects
* Methodology
* Concepts
* Tools/DIY
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Wednesday
Apr 4, 2012
CHIFOO - Home Energy Monitoring and Management Systems (HEMS)
ISITE Design

Up to 57 million smart meters are expected to be deployed in the United States in the next two decades, which presents an unprecedented opportunity for greater visibility into home energy use. Smart meters themselves are not, however, customer-friendly portals, nor do they give utilities the option of communicating with their customers directly. This is where in-home displays (IHD), or the more comprehensive home energy monitoring and management systems (HEMS) come into play. Monitoring devices for the home, such as the Kill-a-Watt, have been around for more than a decade, but the first technologies on the market can be considered analog, at best. In the past several years, more mature HEMS have evolved which can give customers detailed information about every energy-using device in their home.

The most sophisticated HEMS, such as Tendril’s Connect platform, allow homeowners to control their lighting, appliances, and even electric vehicles remotely, truly transforming a home into a smart home. But, these systems are only just emerging on the market, and there is no road map for how utilities use them to communicate with customers. In this talk, Emily will discuss the evolution of these devices and what the latest technologies on the market are capable of, as well as how HEMS play a pivotal role in the evolution of the smart home.

About the Speaker

Emily Kemper is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects, and is the only public member of the Oregon Governor’s Board for Residential and Manufactured Structures. In her capacity at PECI, she is working to leverage emerging technology into existing and new residential energy efficiency program models, while advancing industry and public knowledge of energy efficiency in homes and buildings. Emily hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a Master’s degree in Building Science. Her current research includes home energy monitoring systems, saving energy through behavior change, and smart homes. Her hobbies include photography, blogging, and following Nissan LEAFs around Portland on her bike.

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Wednesday
May 2, 2012
CHIFOO presents Mobile as Analytics for Life $5
ISITE Design

Julie is on an early morning training run. She has done some running over the last year, but this will be her first marathon. She doesn’t have a training partner, but a voice in her ear expertly nudges her on, while her mobile device records her pace, her route, and saves it to a training log in the cloud. A friend comments later on Facebook about her commitment, noting that he has trouble running so early in the morning.

Tryouts for the high school soccer team are in three months, but Steve is starting his training now. A device in the midsole of his shoe and in the soccer ball he uses measures direction and acceleration, and compares his data to his peers and to the pros. An app on his mobile device records his statistics, shows him where he is strong and where he is weak, and gives him a training program to elevate his game.

Analytics, the marriage of computer science and statistics, allows us to derive meaning from large sets of data. Historically it has been the domain of business strategy and marketing, used to zero in on patterns which enable strategists to forecast future market behavior and improve outcomes. New mobile technology allows users to collect their own data, connects them to the best science, and does so in a way that is personal, social, and highly targeted. The Nike+ Sensor records running performance, the Adidas miCoach Speed Cell measures multi-directional motion for sports training, the Withings scale and blood pressure monitor helps people monitor their health, and UP by Jawbone measures activity level, sleep cycles, and eating patterns.

How has user-centered design shaped the direction of these new technologies? In this presentation, Jeanne will explore the ways that people have integrated these devices into their lives and discuss whether the technology has followed through on the promise to improve health, performance, and lifestyle.

About the Speaker

Jeanne Turner is a passionate and versatile interaction designer who is dedicated to creating delightful experiences through greater understanding of user needs, goals, and motivations. After earning a BA in Computer Science with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction, she’s spent the past 7 years using her skills to build both mobile applications and web environments for clients including Ecotrust, Vanderbilt Owen School of Management, Tektronix, Harvard Business School, Starbucks, and Amazon. Jeanne is also an invaluable part of the Portland interaction design community, serving as the leader and co-leader of the local chapter of IxDA since May of 2008.

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Wednesday
Jun 13, 2012
CHIFOO Presents: Beyond the Buzz…Feel the Game with ViviTouch™
ISITE Design

CHIFOO Member Admission: FREE. Non members: $5 at the door. All events include door prizes and raffles.

Why do gamers who usually demand the most cutting edge technology still accept the primitive buzzing technologies that do not recreate the real feel of the game? They must have not yet experienced what ViviTouch can add to their gaming experience. ViviTouch enables a gamer to experience thousands of sensations in a versatile language of feedback in the palm of the hand. This allows game developers to change the way that their games interact with the gamer.

Tom will present the exciting consumer reactions from the recent introduction of this technology to gamers and game developers. A case study of the Mophie Pulse gaming case that turns the iPod Touch into a gaming platform with a rumble experience that surpasses console controllers will also be presented. Tom will introduce how game developers can enable gamers to truly experience ViviTouch for iOS, Android, and other platforms by using available design guides and SDKs.

User experience designers can use this innovative technology to communicate useful information through the sense of touch, such as who is calling or messaging, or enabling a user to feel different parts of their screen, to even potentially enable sightless typing on a touch screen. ViviTouch can become a new tool for user experience designers to integrate to create truly innovative user interfaces.

Tom joined AMI in September 2007 as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to AMI, Tom was the Engineering Program Manager for Skypilot Networks, a developer of low cost / high volume wireless infrastructure products. Prior to Skypilot, he held senior management positions in engineering and project management for several companies, including Intel, Raychem, Ericsson Fiber, WaveSplitter, and Siros Technologies. Tom has led the development of numerous successful products and projects in the wireless, LCD display, data storage, and fiber optic industries.

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Tuesday
Jun 19, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT Meeting: Tech Interviews!
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting: Tech Interviews!

More terrifying than Verilog Synthesis... More stressful than a drive failure... More harrowing than an office move...The Tech Interview!

You sent out 500 resumes and you finally get that call for an interview. What now?

How do you effectively present your skills and experience?

How do you make yourself stand out from the other candidates?

How do you answer the three most important interview questions?

Tell me about yourself?

Why should we hire you?

What are you looking for in your next position?

How can you judge how well you are doing in an interview?

How do you address possible Hiring Manager concerns, and make them feel better about them?

How do you move the process forward?

Joe Hammond is a recruiter at VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. (http://www.vanderhouwen.com) who has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of tech interviews and has been coaching tech applicants for years.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

See you there!

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Wednesday
Jul 11, 2012
CHIFOO Presents: Behavior Change Systems for Healthy Living
ISITE Design

This panel will present the creation of Behavior Change Systems for healthy living by exploring the following three essential areas: (1) Theory—The Cognitive Psychology of Behavior Change, (2) Strategy—Systems Thinking Modeling (how you model ecosytems and values), and (3) Tactical—Examples of Behavior Change Systems (do’s/don’ts).

About the Panelists John Weiss is Executive Creative Director of WebMD Health Services, and his work is guided by purpose, passion, simplicity, beauty, innovation, and surprise. He is responsible for crafting online experiences that change behavior and ultimately improve lives. John oversees all aspects of design across digital and traditional mediums within the organization. With over 13 years of experience in interactive and experience design, John has built and led high performing design teams as the Director of Experience Design at Waggener Edstrom, and Experience Director at Ascentium. Through smart design that empowered their audience and strengthened their brand, he has designed compelling work for clients such as BMW, Microsoft, U.S. Air Force, T-Mobile, Subaru, Amazon, Motorola, GE, Disney, Honda, and Intel. John founded FiveEdge Media in 2003, a Portland/Seattle-based Experience Design agency that conceived, prototyped, and designed innovative visually compelling application and experience designs with great attention to detail for over 28 clients which led to a successful acquisition in 2008. John is deeply passionate about creating authentic experiences that are truly meaningful—experiences that are rooted in elegant design, built with innovative technology, and create lasting relationships and shape the future.

Katey Deeney is Director of Experience Design at WebMD Health Services, and she has almost 15 years of experience designing effective, delightful solutions to complex user challenges. She has researched, evaluated, and designed mobile, software, and web interactions for brands including Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, and T-mobile. Her professional knowledge is complemented by advanced academic work; she earned her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and her MS from the University of Washington. As an educator, Katey has taught both design studios and lecture courses to graduate and undergraduate students. In addition, she has guest lectured for courses at the University of Washington in several academic departments, including the Information School, Human Centered Design & Engineering, and Communication in Digital Media.

Aaron Wasler is the Creative Director at WebMD and a multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses strategy, design, and technology. His projects have included the design of brand identity, catalogs, packaging, environments, exhibitions, interactive installations, websites, and user interfaces. Prior to joining WebMD, Aaron enjoyed various positions such as Design Director, SVP of Branding & Creative, Senior Art Director, and Senior Information Architect. Aaron has successfully built and led multi-disciplinary teams of varying sizes while creating award-winning work in a variety of design disciplines. During the last 15 years of his design practice and while working as a design educator, Aaron has developed new and innovative design research and methodologies. Most of all, Aaron is a passionate storyteller who truly believes in design thinking and the power of design to both inspire and inform. Aaron holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Design from Brigham Young University.

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Wednesday
Aug 15, 2012
Quantified Self Show and Tell
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

Looking to improve your health, happiness or productivity? Or just gain more self-awareness? Then join our QS meetup! It's free and all are welcome.

The August meetup will be hosted by Geoloqi, one of Portland's hottest startup companies. We'll hope to have a look at their technology as well as enjoying show-and-tell presentations from several individuals who do self-tracking. Save the date -- more details to follow!

If you're game, bring by drinks and/or snacks for all to share!

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Wednesday
Aug 29, 2012
TEDtalk Screening
Collective Agency Downtown

Let's get together and share some worthy ideas. Beer will be provided for the number of people who RSVP: http://doodle.com/xsfux3dkmbz5ecrh Your headcount is appreciated!

Do you really want to screen a specific talk? Submit a comment in the doodle form!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CHIFOO Presents - Sit up Straight! - How Wearable Technology can Support Healthy Living
ISITE Design

Admission is free for CHIFOO members. Admission for non-members is $5. You can also join us prior to the event at the Lucky Lab for CHIFOOd.

Have you ever wanted to send a hug from far away, automatically track your daily activity, or have your clothing correct your posture? What if your insulin delivery went from being a plastic shot in your pocket to a beautiful ring on your finger? How ubiquitous can pervasive technology really be? We will look at the rapidly changing future of wearable technology where health and wellness companies are early adopters.

Wearable technology syncs with daily life so that we don’t simply think about our health when something hurts, but rather utilize the ever present technology to get and stay healthy. Notoriously unattractive medical devices are being slowly re-engineered into desirable artifacts to carry with pride. Janna will bring a working prototype and samples to interact with and discuss. With 20 years of experience in apparel and health related design, as well as 10 years working in technology, Janna brings a unique perspective of how these two seemingly disparate materials can continue to merge to create the ultimate user experience

Presenter is Janna Kimel, Senior UX Researcher from Regence Group.

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Thursday
Sep 6, 2012
Portland Design and Digital Experience Meetup
Rogue Distillery & Public House

Join designers, creatives and tech luminaries for an evening mixer at the fabulous Rogue Public House to kick off the Portland Digital Experience and Music Fest NW. The crew from WebVisions and Design Week Portland will be there with special guests from Portland's digital community.

Free free to RSVP so we know you're coming: http://pdxdigitalexperience.eventbrite.com/

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Wednesday
Oct 3, 2012
CHIFOO: Location as an invisible interface ($5 for non-members)
Second Story Interactive Studios

Location as an invisible interface

Amber will be presenting an information-packed speech on her experiences with geolocation, GPS, location triggers, and non-visual augmented reality. Amber will cover the current players in the geolocation market, the location market itself, and why location is such a big deal. Topics such as real-time location sharing, geolocation triggers, geonotes, proximal notification and automatic checkins, and privacy and security will be discussed.

About the Speaker Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and user experience designer who focuses on mobile software, augmented reality and data visualization, and reducing the amount of time and space it takes for people to connect. Amber has been featured in Forbes, WIRED, and Time, and also founded Geoloqi.com, a private location sharing application, out of a frustration with existing social protocols around text messaging and wayfinding. Amber has spoken at conferences all around the world, including TED, and was featured in Fast Company 2010 as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology.

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Thursday
Oct 18, 2012
Oregon immersive Education Days 2012
University of Oregon Portland

The Emergent Learning Commons (ELC) and the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning Special Interest Group (ARVEL SIG) of the American Educational Research Association invites you to present your teaching and learning innovations either live, in person or remotely at the Oregon Immersive Education Days (OiED) at The University of Oregon's White Stag Building in Portland OR on October 18, 19, & 20, 2012.

This 4th annual gathering of educators, researchers and developers working in immersive environments and emerging technologies for education in Oregon, the NorthWest Americas, and beyond related to the immersive Education group will feature a series of live, virtual, hands-on presentations, and special events providing attendees with an overview of Immersive Education and how virtual worlds and game-based learning technologies are used in both formal and informal settings to engage learning.

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Friday
Oct 19, 2012
Oregon immersive Education Days 2012
University of Oregon Portland

The Emergent Learning Commons (ELC) and the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning Special Interest Group (ARVEL SIG) of the American Educational Research Association invites you to present your teaching and learning innovations either live, in person or remotely at the Oregon Immersive Education Days (OiED) at The University of Oregon's White Stag Building in Portland OR on October 18, 19, & 20, 2012.

This 4th annual gathering of educators, researchers and developers working in immersive environments and emerging technologies for education in Oregon, the NorthWest Americas, and beyond related to the immersive Education group will feature a series of live, virtual, hands-on presentations, and special events providing attendees with an overview of Immersive Education and how virtual worlds and game-based learning technologies are used in both formal and informal settings to engage learning.

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Saturday
Oct 20, 2012
Oregon immersive Education Days 2012
University of Oregon Portland

The Emergent Learning Commons (ELC) and the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning Special Interest Group (ARVEL SIG) of the American Educational Research Association invites you to present your teaching and learning innovations either live, in person or remotely at the Oregon Immersive Education Days (OiED) at The University of Oregon's White Stag Building in Portland OR on October 18, 19, & 20, 2012.

This 4th annual gathering of educators, researchers and developers working in immersive environments and emerging technologies for education in Oregon, the NorthWest Americas, and beyond related to the immersive Education group will feature a series of live, virtual, hands-on presentations, and special events providing attendees with an overview of Immersive Education and how virtual worlds and game-based learning technologies are used in both formal and informal settings to engage learning.

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Tuesday
Oct 30, 2012
Quantified Self Show & Tell
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Looking to improve your health, happiness or productivity? Or just gain more self-awareness? Then join our QS meetup! It's free and all are welcome.

The October meetup will be graciously hosted by Puppet Labs. We'll have show & tell presentations from several individuals who do self-tracking as well as a general discussion.

If you're game, bring by drinks and/or snacks for all to share! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Saturday
Nov 3, 2012
CyborgCamp Portland 2012
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

CyborgCamp is an unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We’ll discuss topics such as social media, design, code, inventions, web 2.0, twitter, the future of communication, cyborg technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.

Three scheduled speakers will give talks on biomedical engineering, cybernetic control systems and the stock market, and quantified self. The rest of the day will be unconference sessions.

Contact @caseorganic for more details and to volunteer, speak or sponsor.

Register at: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com

Event is $12 to cover breakfast and lunch. Scholarship tickets are available upon request.

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Sunday
Nov 4, 2012
CyborgCamp 2 Track Hackathon - Crisis Commons Data Hackathon and Wearable Computing
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

Join us on Sunday, Nov 4th at 10am at Geoloqi HQ for an all-day wearable computing and Crisis Commons Data Hackathon.

More info here: http://portland.cyborgcamp.com/2012/10/wearable-computing-and-open-data-hackathon-sunday-nov-4th/

It’s free! You can participate as an individual or a team. Breakfast and coffee will be available in the morning, and we’ll head to the food carts for lunch. We’ll have a Makey Makey and some Lily Pad Arduinos. The wearable computing hackathon is for those comfortable with soldering and working with electronics. Bring your own equipment for best results.

Don’t have your own equipment? Join the Crisis Commons hackathon. Use various tech such as the Geoloqi SDK and Portland open gov data to build useful apps for emergencies like Hurricane Sandy.

Update: due to demand we opened an additional 20 slots!

RSVP: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com/

--Schedule--

Doors open at 10:00am with breakfast and coffee.

Coding will stop at 5:30pm, and teams and individuals will demo their apps.

Cleanup and after-events. Likely at the Lotus.

--Location--

Geoloqi HQ 920 SW 3rd Ave #400 Portland, OR 97204

--Who Should Attend?-- Hardware hackers, Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders, interaction designers, graphic designers and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or conceptualize applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data or wearable technology.

Although the sprint takes place on Nov 4th after CyborgCamp Portland, you don’t have to be attending the conference to join us.

Participation is free and open to anyone with an interest in design or coding… we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many we need to accommodate.

Register at: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com

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Wednesday
Nov 7, 2012
CHIFOO Membership Thank You party/mixer
ISITE Design

More details to come - watch CHIFOO.org and your email inbox for details. There will be food and drinks served and an opportunity to network and hang out with other CHIFOO members and guests. We will also talk about important CHIFOO business like elections and the 2013 speaker series.

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Tuesday
Dec 4, 2012
DorkbotPDX Open Mic Surgery
through Someday Lounge
  • When: Monday, December 17th, 2012 :: 8pm
  • Where: Someday Lounge (map) (just two doors down from Backspace)
  • Who: DorkbotPDX and YOU!
  • Cost: Free! Open to the public!

We will be taking advantage of the audio/visual system to have an open-mic style event. Think: OpenDork meets OpenMic. Bring your own signal!

Signal ideas:

  • Music performance
  • Video (short film, realtime performance)
  • Ignite style quick talk
  • Reading source code

To keep things moving, we're going to have slots that you sign up for. We will try our best to stay on schedule and enforce the following limits:

Setup: 5 minutes
Performance: 8 minutes

To sign up, add your name to the wiki page above. We're trying to keep the audio and video slots independently available, so if you're performing some sound based work, someone else could present video work at the same time. If this won't work for you (because it's a quick talk for example) sign up for both audio and video in that slot.

See you there.

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Wednesday
Jan 9, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CorSource

CorSource is a proud partner of the PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up Group. CorSource offers strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. Located in SW Portland, their doors will be open to the PDX tech community.

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Wednesday
Jan 16, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
AltSource

AltSource is a driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. Located in SE Portland, AltSource will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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CHIFOO 2013 Speaker Series Presents: Achieving Kick Ass Innovation—Graphical tools for Quantifying and Accelerating Product Development
ISITE Design

Free for CHIFOO members, $5 for non-members.

The prevailing view of innovation is wrong. The traditional view of product development is that there is a fundamental dilemma between innovation and time to market. You can have one or the other, but not both. But this is not true. This session will provide graphical tools that you can start using immediately to help your product teams accelerate both innovation and time-to-market. These tools can be applied to organizations of all sizes – from start up to large global organizations – and will be applied to relevant case studies.


This will be a highly interactive session where you will learn how to apply the following graphical tools:

Making Better Decisions Faster: Management’s role in accelerating innovation and time-to-market Applying “Just Right” processes: Optimizing process within your organization The Innovation Framework: Poising teams for success Creating Effective Teams: Time is gained or lost at the team level Eliminating Political Roadblocks: They slow teams and hinder innovation Participants will also receive free downloads of the tools that they can customize to their organization to begin accelerating product innovation.

About the Speaker Jeanne Bradford (@jeannebradford)is the co-author of Innovate Products Faster: Graphical Tools for Accelerating Product Development, and a principal of TCGen, a Silicon Valley based management consulting firm, practicing in the area of product development best practices.

Jeanne has been a business and technology leader across a broad range of high tech companies over her twenty-five year career. She has led global organizations to deliver compelling products and technologies for some of the industry’s leading companies, including Apple, Cisco and AOL. While at Apple she led the re-architecture of the Apple new product development process, resulting in faster time to market of the Macintosh product lines. Additionally, she was a key contributor in the teams responsible for delivering simultaneous global launches, global manufacturing readiness, and customer feedback programs.

As a results-driven leader, Jeanne has a proven track record in building lean, global teams that deliver high value. Her strengths & expertise include product roadmap execution, remote development, product development best practices, and program management. Jeanne is a frequently invited industry speaker on the topic of product development best practices and the application of social technologies to the product innovation process.

She earned a MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in mathematics from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

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Wednesday
Jan 23, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
New Relic

New Relic helps developers pinpoint and solve performance issues in Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP and Python apps with real user, application and server monitoring. Based in SW Portland, New Relic will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Wednesday
Jan 30, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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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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Wednesday
Feb 6, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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CHIFOO Presents Feb 6 Quantifying Kick-Ass ROI from Social & Mobile User Experiences in the Enterprises
Connective DX Community Room

Thanks to mobile device and social networks, enterprise computing stands at the start of the biggest revolution in computing since the transition to client-server. Tablets and smartphones are not laptops with small screens and no keyboards, yet that is how enterprise IT executives persist in treating them. In fact, to fully grasp the potential of these devices, enterprises will need to re-image every business process and user experience in the enterprise. This will be expensive, but when done correctly, the ROI will indeed kick-ass. This talk will address some of the challenges facing companies in thinking about the social, mobile web and how to approach user experience and business process design to achieve kick-ass ROI.

About the Speaker Since 2002, Paul Brody (@pbrody) has served as a Partner with IBM Global Business Services and Global Lead, Electronics Industry Strategy Practice, and has led engagements with leading electronics companies in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Brody has worked extensively with business strategy, supply chain management and product life cycle management, including planning and scheduling, logistics, and procurement solutions.


Prior to IBM, he held senior supply chain executive positions at ClearCross and i2 Technologies. He has also been a consultant with McKinsey & Co., primarily in the high-tech electronics sector in the United States and across the Asia Pacific region. Brody began his career at Mobile Telecommunications Services Ltd., where he developed marketing programs for one of Africa’s first mobile cellular systems, turning the company into a national brand name. He holds a B.A. in Economics, and a Certificate in African Studies, from Princeton University.

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Thursday
Feb 7, 2013
Innovation in Motion: Hey, What’s the Big Data?
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

How Business Intelligence is determining design, development, and marketing decisions.

• Learn how humanizing data will help maintain a competitive advantage. • Find out why big data isn’t just for big companies. • Hear case studies of companies who are successfully interpreting data to predict the needs of their customers, increase purchases and save money. • Listen to thought leaders and get ahead of the big data wave.

Panelists Include: 1. Hillary Ervin, Marketing at Tripwire 2. David Steinberg, CEO of The Steinberg Group

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Technology Association of Oregon Marketing Forum: Hey, What's the Big Data?
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Hey, What’s the Big Data? How business intelligence is determining design, development, and marketing decisions

It’s time to say goodbye to old school analytics, and hello to big data. Big data involves huge data sets, coming in at different speeds, from all directions. Everyday, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data online. All that data (a quintillion has 30 zeros) comes from social media, digital pictures, purchase transactions, and elsewhere on the web. This kind of data sinks traditional database systems. To analyze the data, we need fancier systems. That’s why IBM Watson won Jeopardy, but Siri continues to drive us crazy with her analytical shortcomings.

Predictive analytics can figure out how to land on Mars, but it cannot predict who will buy a Mars bar. What gives? Luckily, marketing automation tools from companies like Eloqua and Marketo are changing the game.

Join us for a dive into the sea of data. This panel examines how understanding and working with data will optimize business actions in real time.

You will: •Learn how humanizing data will help maintain a competitive advantage •Find out why big data isn’t just for big companies •Hear case studies of companies who are successfully interpreting data to predict the needs of their customers, increase purchases and save money •Listen to thought leaders and get ahead of the big data wave

Panelists Include: •Hillary Ervin, Marketing at Tripwire, Inc. •David Steinberg, CEO at The Steinberg Group •Bob Newell, Director at Information Builders (In from New York) •Mike Smitheman, VP of Marketing at GoodData (In from San Francisco)

Event Details: When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 Where: CrowdCompass Office (in the Ford Building), 2505 SE 11th Ave., #300, Portlan, OR
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Cost: $5.00 Members and Nonmembers Register: TAO - 503-624-5452

Series Sponsor: Adobe Systems CrowdCompass/CVENT

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Wednesday
Feb 13, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CorSource

CorSource is a proud partner of the PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up Group. CorSource offers strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. Located in SW Portland, their doors will be open to the PDX tech community.

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Wednesday
Feb 20, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
AltSource

AltSource is a driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. Located in SE Portland, AltSource will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Wednesday
Feb 27, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
New Relic

New Relic helps developers pinpoint and solve performance issues in Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP and Python apps with real user, application and server monitoring. Based in SW Portland, New Relic will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Wednesday
Mar 6, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
Innovation in Motion: The Mobile Labyrinth
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Finding your way through mobile development and marketing.

• native versus web apps • responsive websites versus mobile sites • building versus buying • how to take the right approach the first time, and save your company twice the time and money

Expert Panelists:

Bryan Fox, Co-Founder of Upstart Labs: Learn what happens when early stage start-ups get new investment and an expanded team.

Patrick Lightbody of New Relic: Meet a developer's best friend for monitoring your apps.

Andy Rosic, CEO of Selfpubd: Find out the magic sauce in effectively promoting your apps.

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Wednesday
Mar 13, 2013
CHIFOO Presents: Experiential Make-overs: Transforming “Killing time” into “Making Memories” $5
Connective DX Community Room

Non-members $5, or can join CHIFOO at the door for $25

Life is precious. Why waste it? Every moment counts! Experiential venues from theme parks to museums, schools, shopping centers and even hospitals are re-designing their experiences by transforming everyday activities into making memories for a lifetime. How much of our lives are robbed by killing time for the next teller, the doctor, tires being changed, waiting for a table or that 4 minute thrill ride?

Christopher Stapleton discusses how his applied research firm, Simiosys, conducts Experiential Make-overs to assess, design and test novel entertainment alternatives that give venues that extra kick. His collaboration with academic, commercial and civic institutions has challenged him to quantify and qualify the elusive “Wow factor,” in appealing to mainstream audiences. He will share his approach and tools that can apply to human factor design.

About the Speaker Christopher Stapleton (@MixingRealities) is a Creative Venture Catalyst for Simiosys.com, Real World Laboratory. He has been consulting, designing, prototyping and delivering innovative experiences for organizations such as Disney, Universal, Nickelodeon, Sanrio & Paramount Parks leveraging experiential research collaborations with Canon Inc., Technical University of Munich and University of Central Florida funded by agencies such as NASA, NSF and the Departments of Education and Defense. He is the Founding Director of the Media Convergence Lab at the Institute for Simulation and Training, Founding President of the Rural Heritage Center and a founding faculty member of the University of Central Florida Digital Media Program. He has served as chair on the conference committees for ACM/Siggraph, IEEE/ISMAR and IEEE/VR. Mr. Stapleton received his start working on Broadway and designing for film, TV and computer graphics in New York City where he earned his Master of Fine Arts in design for theater and film at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Thursday
Mar 14, 2013
PortlandWiki Revival Meetup
Pearl Whole Foods Annex

We're going to be editing and adding to the PortlandWiki, so come on down and join us!

The PortlandWiki contributors need your help documenting more of the unique locales, people, art, businesses, organizations, parks, and any other memorable things you can think of that keep Portland weird.

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Wednesday
Mar 27, 2013
Free: Tech+Pong @ New Relic
New Relic

How it works:

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some ping-pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

Please RSVP so we can get a head count. How it works:

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

Please RSVP so we can get a head count.

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Wednesday
Apr 3, 2013
Tech+Pong in SE PDX
AltSource

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we get a head count: http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111313612/

. . . .

(Also coming soon....)

June 5th Tech+Pong tournament with two brackets:

Winners take all. More details can be found here:

http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111321222/

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CHIFOO Presents: Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
ISITE Design

Building a Kick-Ass company is more than just difficult—it’s a high-wire act that challenges even the most skilled product development acrobats, and there’s no net. Just look at Tim Cook’s apology for Apple’s Maps application—The company that danced on the wire for so long had to swallow its pride when it kicked its own ass. What can we learn from that catastrophe? More importantly, how do you know when your product is ready to kick ass, and when your ass is hanging out?

About the Speaker Charles Austen Angell (@AustenAngell) is Founder and President of Modern Edge, Inc. based in Portland Oregon. With more than 25 years of professional experience in Industrial Design, he has worked with industry leaders in Health & Wellness, Mobility, Home Products and Experiential Environments. 

A native Australian, Mr. Angell has traveled extensively through Europe, the Americas, Africa, China, Southeast Asia, and Australia examining the role of culture, politics and geography in shaping our evolving global design industry. Mr. Angell is passionate about creating new markets and designing product relationships that transcend cultural borders to enhance our shared human experience.

Mr. Angell is the Chairman-Elect on the Board of the Industrial Design Society of America and was the Chairman of the 2012 IDSA International Conference in Boston, “THE FUTURE IS…” He was one of the original five trustees for the Design Foundation, a public charity supporting design education through educational and social responsibility. Through his numerous speaking engagements, publications and teaching, Mr. Angell is committed to increasing the value of human creativity to benefit human society and commerce. Mr. Angell is a graduate of Purdue University.

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Thursday
Apr 25, 2013
Oregon Tech Awards
Portland Art Museum Website
PNSQC Write-A-Thon Meetup

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

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Wednesday
May 1, 2013
Tech+Pong
AltSource

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we get a head count: http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111321962/

. . . .

(Also coming soon....)

June 5th Tech+Pong tournament with two brackets:

Winners take all. More details can be found here:

http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/111321222/

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Thursday
May 2, 2013
Innovation in Motion Panel @ Innotech
Oregon Convention Center

“Where should innovation start?”

The majority of business leaders do not recognize the value of IT in innovation.... Meanwhile, some companies make use of technology trends, including big data, social, and mobile. How does data, development, and design influence the maturity of tech innovation? How does one area influence the other two and where do great ideas begin?

Join us as we walk through a number of innovative case studies of innovation. Some started with data, moved to development and were later marketed to the masses. Others started with development and marketing, leaving design as an afterthought. The products are interesting, and the individual approaches are fascinating.

Innovation in Motion members will be allowed to attend this panel at the InnoTech Conference for FREE. RSVP on this Meet-up page and your name will be add to the guest list for this panel at the InnoTech Conference.

Speakers:

David Steinberg, VP of Business Alliance from the Internet Marketing Association

Gene Ehrbar, Director of Mobile Solutions from ISITE Design

Sponsors:

• CrowdCompass - Mobile apps for conferences and corporate meetings. • CorSource - Turning ideas into deliverables with strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. • Technology Association of Oregon - dedicated to bringing together some of the brightest minds in the technology industry.

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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

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Wednesday
May 22, 2013
Girls in Tech Speed Mentorships
Oregon Convention Center

A two-hour mentorship workshop for girls that starts with an overview of the speed mentoring process by Ivo Lukas, Chief Innovation Officer of Girls in Tech.

After the introduction, we'll start the Speed Mentoring Rounds. Each mentee will meet one-on-one with up to four Mentors for 15 minutes.

Bring the following:

Your elevator pitch
2-3 questions you would like help in answering
Business cards to give to each Mentor

The purpose of speed mentoring is to get feedback on your strengths and professional challenges from an industry expert - it's an efficient and effective way to learn, connect and network.

When you arrive, sign up for time slots so you can meet and learn from the Mentors. First come first served!

ABOUT GIT: The Girls in Tech MENTORSHIP Program was developed to provide integrated, engaging and educational high-touch workshops for young girls ages K-12, women in colleges/universities and working professionals. In an effort to encourage girls to enjoy, embrace and understand the importance of math, tech and science at a young age, we are building the curriculum which will enable girls to learn the basic skills, software programs and gain entrepreneurial exposure to become leaders within their communities, academia and in their future careers in the tech space.

To learn more about girls in tech mentorship please contact ivo@24Notion.tv

Or connect with her @MsSonicFlare Use hashtag #GITm

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Wednesday
May 29, 2013
TechTown Portland
Living Room Theaters

Come join us for the unveiling of the TechTown Portland video! This short video highlights 11 of the region's firms. We know Portland is a great place to live, but it’s become a Mecca for Tech and we think others outside Portland should know too. Our firms are growing with the best and brightest in Portland and they are doing quite well. But more talent is needed to support our companies that have developed technologies used the world over. Our artisanal culture extends from arts & crafts, breweries & food to creating what’s next in tech.

This video came together because the video sponsors understand a collective effort to attract more talent to the region benefits everyone.

Appetizers and drinks begin in the lobby at 5:30 and will continue until 8:00 courtesy of Jive Software. All attendees will receive one complementary drink ticket. So arrive early and stay after your showing concludes to mingle with co-workers and others in the industry.

A more detailed schedule is below: 5:30: Lobby opens for food and drink 5:45 – 6:05 First showing of film (Only chance for children to view per theater policy) 6:10 – 6:30 Second showing of film (Press and C-Level Execs ONLY) 6:30 – 7:15 Press Q&A in auditorium with participating companies and agencies 7:20 – 7:40 Third and final showing of the film

Thank you to the firms (Viewpoint Construction, Jama, Simple, Thetus, Urban Airship, Acquia, Elemental Technologies, Act-On, Puppet Labs, The Clymb, and Jive) and agencies (Portland Development Commission, Technology Association of Oregon, Business Oregon, and Greater Portland Inc) that made this video possible.

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Wednesday
Jun 5, 2013
SecureWorld Expo
through Oregon Convention Center

SecureWorld provides more content and facilitates more professional connections than any other event in the cyber-security industry. Our model relies on collaboration with high-level security thought leaders, which enables us to provide globally relevant education, training, and networking for cyber-security professionals on a regional level.

This is our inaugural event in Portland, our hometown! Join your peers for two days of high-quality training and networking, and earn CPEs. Visit our website for more details, www.secureworldexpo.com.

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CHIFOO Presents: The Future of Kick Ass Cars
Connective DX Community Room

The program will begin with a review of Honda’s user research and design research process while developing new applications for the company’s 3-D heads-up display prototype. It will be a fairly candid talk showing lessons learned and how the team changed focus mid-way on design direction after learning about new things while designing. This included focusing more on the driver’s primary task instead of secondary tasks to help create a more engaging (“kick-ass”) experience for the driver.

About the Speaker Victor Ng Thow Hing is a Principal Scientist working at the Honda Research Institute in Mountain View, Calif. He has worked on projects related to digital human modeling, intelligent systems, human-robot interaction, and now human-machine interaction in the car.

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Friday
Jun 7, 2013
Tech4Change - A Mercy Corps and Startup Weekend Collaboration
through Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps and Startup Weekend have partnered to create a first-of-its kind event focused on solving some of the world’s toughest problems through technology and entrepreneurship, measured by solutions formulated from the boldest of ideas.

Tech4Change will serve as a platform to encourage new ways to think about entrepreneurship in challenging environments around the globe. The 54-hour marathon event will be focused on developing tech tools for the greater good and creating viable social enterprises that can scale to address global needs.

We need sharp business development and marketing experts with ideas for social change! We need Ruby and mobile engineers and developers! We need UI/UX experts with an eye for all things beautiful!

Here's an opportunity for you to gain experience working with social impact entrepreneurs and nonprofit program officers! Put your skills to the test at Tech4Change and develop a minimum viable product with a shot for deployment with Mercy Corps!

Tech4Change will take place at Mercy Corps Portland Headquarters and will start with participants pitching their ideas for social change. You'll also get to hear pitches from Mercy Corps personnel who've been in the field. From there, the crowd will choose the best ideas that will be developed during the weekend. The top prize winning team will have a chance at deploying their application with Mercy Corps in the field!

Mercy Corps is a non-profit disaster relief and development organization with operations in over 40 countries. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps strives to catalyze community-led and market-driven solutions to global poverty issues. Increasingly, Mercy Corps is employing technologies which have the potential to give millions of people new access to financial services and information, enabling them to grow businesses and improve their livelihoods, health and communities. Mercy Corps is also increasingly using startup technologies to streamline operations and meet compliance needs, freeing up human and financial resources to benefit those in need.www.mercycorps.org

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Wednesday
Jul 10, 2013
CHIFOO Presents: Immersive Environments and Advanced Visualization Technologies for Testing New Car Designs
Connective DX Community Room

The Ford Immersive Vehicle Environment (FiVE) applies a variety of real-time, advanced visualization technologies to allow efficient, quick and effective evaluations of vehicle design proposals. Ford is using virtual and augmented reality in a unique and amazing way to simulate a multitude of customer perspectives very early in the development process. Their approach is different…it combines the best of what the virtual and physical worlds have to offer.

How did Ford get there? Elizabeth will explain how the need for FiVE was fulfilled, the importance of quantifying the vehicle-owner subjective relationship, and the consideration of human-machine interaction. She will explain the totally awesome VR systems used at Ford and the successes and challenges of virtual reviews. She will relay the practical (and impractical) principles Ford employs regarding conducting virtual assessments, as well as the types of assessments that are used in vehicle development and engineering. Elizabeth will detail how Ford quantifies the emotional connection between you and your car. And she will also provide insight on where gaps exist in the current suite of VR tools, and thoughts on the future of human/computer interaction for vehicle engineering and design.

About the Speaker Elizabeth Baron is a Technical Specialist in Virtual Reality and Advanced Visualization at Ford Motor Company. She manages the Ford immersive Vehicle Evaluation (FiVE) Lab in Product Development, and provides immersive virtual reality evaluation systems used for industrial design and product development. She develops and deploys highly realistic immersive systems that address the unique challenges of automotive design, engineering and ergonomics. She has led the development of immersive VR systems that satisfy evaluation criteria for engineering, ergonomics and aesthetic design to allow different disciplines in product development to communicate in a common environment.

Elizabeth began her career at Ford in 1988 working as a software developer for Ford’s product design software, later specializing in visualization and solid modeling software. She received her BS in Industrial Technology and Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University. She is also a qualified Six Sigma Academy Black Belt. She is a member of the Human Motion Simulation Consortium at the University of Michigan, the Society of Automotive Engineers, IEEE and ACM.

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Saturday
Jul 20, 2013
Community Leadership Summit
through Oregon Convention Center

The Community Leadership Summit 2013 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.

The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2013 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.

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Wednesday
Aug 28, 2013
PRSA/SEMpdx Present “Connected” Film Screening
Living Room Theaters

Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Shlain’s love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.

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Wednesday
Sep 11, 2013
CHIFOO Presents: Using Value to Position Design, UX, and HCI More Strategically In an Organization
Connective DX Community Room

Demonstrating the value of design in business is key to positioning design, UX and HCI more strategically in an organization. Yet demonstrating this has been a vexing challenge for designers. Using metrics that matter to leaders as the kernel in a story is key to meeting business leaders halfway in their quest to understand what design, UX and HCI can do for them. Furthermore, contrary to popular belief, there is not a clear-cut set of metrics, a “clip of silver bullets”, that works for all situations. What to measure then, is highly situational. Design Thinking is perfect for developing solutions to highly situational challenges.

This presentation will cover the presenter’s examples and experiences in successfully applying Design Thinking to demonstrate the value of design, UX and HCI to business in: •Determining what to measure for a situation •Measuring what matters to key stakeholders •Designing a viable, sustained measurement system •Communicating the results with impact to key stakeholders

About the Speaker Steve Sato is the founder of Sato+Partners, a management consulting and organization development firm by and for design leaders. Steve works with executives, directors and their teams to build experience, design and innovation capability through using existing work to bootstrap. Previously, Steve was at Hewlett-Packard and led its customer-centered strategy and planning consultancy, then later in Corporate Design, led building experience design capability across the company. Steve was formerly at Doblin Group as a design planner and also at Accenture, pioneering customer-centered design for the company in their advanced R&D group.

He has a Masters in Design from the Institute of Design at IIT, Masters of Engineering Management from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. His clients include Microsoft, Yahoo!, Coca-Cola, Industrial Design Society of America, The Hershey Company and HP. See www.satopartners.com for further details.

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Thursday
Sep 12, 2013
Application Security using OWASP
Thetus Corporation

EVENT INFORMATION

Application security is a moving target, but the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is here in Portland to help you write and deploy applications securely. Speakers James Bohem and Tim Morgan will walk you through all of the free resources made available by OWASP to developers, application architects, and information security professionals.

As an example of how OWASP can help, we'll present some of the finer points of secure web session management, covering the variety of attacks on SSL-protected web traffic if sites are not configured properly. We'll touch on cookies, state management, SSL and some common problems and solutions.

Q&A will follow. Pizza and beverages will be served.

SPEAKER INFORMATION

James Bohem manages the security program at WebMD Health Services, which includes a large web-based application with millions of users, as well as other security technologies and risk management for a 400+ person division of WebMD in Portland. James has 15 years in security consulting with a focus on application security, design and technical compliance with a range of regulations and standards. In addition, he has experience developing large distributed applications, microkernels, the UNIX kernel, and international software systems for open systems.

Tim Morgan has been taking deep technical dives in security for over a decade as an application security specialist and vulnerability researcher. Tim resides in Oregon and works as VSR where he helps to secure his customers' environments through penetration testing, training and forensic investigations. Tim also develops and maintains several open source digital forensics tools, including Bletchley, an application cryptanalysis toolkit.

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Wednesday
Sep 25, 2013
TiE Pearl Mentor Connect Mixer
TiE Pearl Incubator

Please join us as we kick off the Fall Mentor Connect program at the TiE Pearl Incubator! Mingle and meet TiE mentors, hear a keynote from TiE Oregon President Nitin Rai, sign up for mentoring sessions on our new Fall schedule, and discuss startup and entrepreneurial issues over refreshments.

This mixer event is open to all TiE Members (free), as well as the public ($25).

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Friday
Sep 27, 2013
Stumptown Syndicate Happy Hour
Temboo / NXT Studios

Stumptown Syndicate, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit that oversees events like WhereCamp Portland, Ignite Portland, BarCamp Portland, and Open Source Bridge, is having a Happy Hour gathering to bring together Portland's ever-growing tech community. Join us for drinks and food and stay for WhereCamp's kickoff party that starts at 6 p.m.

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Wednesday
Oct 2, 2013
CHIFOO Presents: Finding the Awesome in Education feat. Karen Mahon
NWEA

There are hundreds of thousands of apps available in the app store and the numbers are ever increasing. A reasonable percentage of these apps focus on education. But there are few apps that quantify their effectiveness or value for the students who use them or the teachers and parents who purchase them.

How can behavioral science, instructional design, gaming and UX/UI design assist in this effort, not only to build products that are effective and fun, but to define these metrics and educate consumers about how to identify them? What makes an app AWESOME and how can we quantify that? Not only in terms of fun, but in terms of teaching kids meaningful stuff! This talk will explore these questions, using example apps to illustrate the relevant features.

This event is sponsored by Clarity Innovations, which is paying for non-members to attend for free. Seating is limited, so you should register in advance to be sure you have a seat!

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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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Friday
Oct 25, 2013
|CoR| Oregon Territorial LAN
through Evergreen PCA Building; Beaverton, Oregon

We are hosting a LAN Party in Beaverton.

60+ seats with gigabit connections. 2 hosted game servers. Some games will be available for demo while at the LAN for those considering owning the full game later.

We will have both a Steam game server and a non steam server. Both will be connect tot he LAN and available to join games and play new friends at the LAN.

Please see our site for information and registration. Those with advanced registration will be given preference at the LAN party for seating.

Admission fee may be waved for those who can not afford to pay full price (email for free tickets). Additional donations always welcome.

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Wednesday
Oct 30, 2013
Portland Startup Weekend Pre-Party
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

The fall Portland Startup Weekend (PDXSW) is fast approaching! Get warmed up, informed and inspired at our semi-annual Portand Startup Weekend Pre-party!

  • 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

  • Compete for prizes in our lightning talk competition

To submit a lightening talk proposal, email Sheri.Dover@gmail.com

Tickets are free, but are required. Get yours here: https://pdxswpre-party.eventbrite.com/

Snacks will be served

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Monday
Nov 4, 2013
FutureTalk with Sridhar Solur
New Relic

FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with the PIE ...

Beyond the confluence of Mobile, Social, Cloud and Analytics

Few revolutionary technologies have created new value pools, displaced incumbents, changed lives, liquefied industries, and made a lasting economic impact. We are fortunate to be witnessing a perfect storm of Mobile, Social, Cloud and Analytic's creating this tectonic shift. In this session we will explore the rise of this connected ecosystem and look beyond into the world of Contextual computing, Wearables and the Internet of Things.

This will be the first presentation in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. So invite some friends, come grab a seat (and a slice of pizza!), and buckle up for what will be a very engaging event!

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Wednesday
Nov 6, 2013
CHIFOO Presents: Three Kick-Ass Power Presentations, One Night
Connective DX Community Room

This month, CHIFOO presents not one, but THREE speakers who will quantify their own takes on Kick-Ass for us.

Part One: “Authentically Kick-Ass” with Robert Lacosse. The concept of kick-ass is, more often than not, resting precariously upon the notion of authenticity: that which is either original or conforms to an accepted norm set forth by an original. However, is it really that simple? In actuality, the term is more loaded in nature than it would appear. Authenticity is tied, as are all sought-after commodities, to economic dynamics. We’ll discuss why some products and concepts are viewed as authentic and other, tandem, items as old-hat and what that means to us as UX professionals.

Part Two: “What Should You Measure and How Do You Present It for Impact?” with Nechama Katan. Nechama will provide a process for continuous data discovery and analysis focused on metrics and measures that matter. We will explore some tools that provide self-service analytics and show how they can be used to maintain a relevant set of measures. Finally, good data is not enough, how it is presented matters.

Part Three: “Hopeful Monsters: Punctuated Equilibrium and the Post-Book Age” with Corey Pressman. The advent of hypertext and the new art of interaction design signal the dawn of a post-book epoch. We will focus on the User Experience Design opportunities this moment affords. Innovative products and features such as content-rich apps and shared marginalia will be presented, evaluated, and discussed.

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
National Launch of VetsinTech
Comcast Regional Office

The National Launch of VetsInTech!!! OCTOBER 16, 2013 Join us in SF for the National Launch of VetsinTech!! In honor of Veteran’s Day 2013 in addition to SF we will be introducing new ViT chapters and their leaders in DC, NYC, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, Portland/Seattle and San Diego!! Each one of these veteran leaders has already held their first meetup and are helping build the ViT community locally to support our current and returning veterans.

Please join us with other VIP guests to support our veterans and welcome our new ViT leaders! Several sponsors will be in attendance including Intuit, Visa, Twilio, McAfee, Workday and more!!

http://www.meetup.com/VetsinTech-Portland-Seattle/events/149133812/

https://www.facebook.com/veteransintech

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Monday
Dec 2, 2013
FutureTalk with Jessica McKellar
New Relic

How the Internet Works

An introduction to the Internet's structure and protocols through fun experiments from the Python perspective.

We'll use Python libraries like Scapy and Twisted to explore:

  • What happens under the hood when you type python.org into your browser bar and hit enter
  • What data you reveal about yourself as you surf the Web
  • How coffee shop Internet access works
  • How to propose marriage on your local network via ARP cache poisoning

By the end of this talk you'll:

  • Understand the core Internet protocols and how design decisions from the early Internet impact us today
  • Have exposure to popular Python networking libraries
  • Think sniffing your own wireless traffic is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning

This is the second event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors open at 5:30p for food and drinks, and the presentation will begin right at 6p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Jessica McKellar is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and open source developer from Cambridge, MA. She is a Director for the Python Software Foundation and an organizer for the largest Python user group in the world. With that group she runs the Boston Python Workshop -- an introductory programming pipeline that has brought hundreds of women into the local Python community and is being replicated in cities across the US.

Jessica is a veteran open source contributor and a maintainer for several open source projects, including OpenHatch and the Twisted event-driven networking engine; she wrote a chapter on Twisted for The Architecture of Open Source Applications Volume II and the second edition of O'Reilly's Twisted Networking Essentials.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with the Portland Incubator Experiment

Friday
Dec 6, 2013
Portland Code School Tree Lighting Ceremony (and open house)
Burnside Digital Office

Come and check out the PCS classroom, meet some new folks, drink some nog, play some board/card/dice games, and be witness to the first ever PCS tree lighting ceremony!

Admittedly, the 'ceremony' aspect of things will be a bit thin... but the other festivities will make up for it :)

We will have nog and beer. Feel free to bring your own drinks/food, or bring some to share. Mostly, you can expect to just hang out, play some games, and learn more about PCS informally.

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Saturday
Dec 7, 2013
{LOG} CAMP: 1st Annual Holiday Fundraiser
PREM Group

You are cordially invited to the 1st Annual {LOG} CAMP: Holiday Fundraiser, hosted by PREM Group. Enjoy the wildy entertaining comedy improv of Comedy Sportz, festive music, craft beer, local cider and good food as you support the low-income youth, and communities of color in the LOG CAMP: #bridges program at Harrison Park School.

Entertainment Headliner: Comedy Sportz ($15 value) http://www.portlandcomedy.com/
DJ: Mike Ramerez (StrateG)

Food & Beverages Catering sponsored by: BRIX Tavern Desserts sponsored by: Sweetness and Joyness Beverages sponsored by: Widmer Brothers Brewing, Lompoc Brewing, and 2 Town Ciderhouse.

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Monday
Jan 13, 2014
FutureTalk with Amber Case
New Relic

Rise of the Indie Web

What happens when an online service you use freezes your account, loses your data, or goes out of business? Have you ever used a service by a company that suddenly went under, stranding your data? What happened to the Internet in 2003?Do you own your own identity or do you sharecrop? Who owns your data and why? Case will talk about data ownership, identity and the Indie Web, a movement that is taking back ownership of one's own identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.

This is the 3rd event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors open at 5:30p for food and drinks, and the presentation will begin right at 6p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Amber Case is the Director of Esri's R&D Center, Portland, where she works on next generation location-based technology. Previously, she co-founded Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. She recently worked on MapAttack! an urban geofencing game based on Esri technology.

In 2012 she was named one of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers and made Inc Magazine's 30 under 30 with Geoloqi co-founder Aaron Parecki. Case has spoken at TED on technology and humans and regularly speaks around the world.

Case is a proponent of data ownership, and uses her domain as her own personal data store and identity provider. Case founded IndieWebCamp with Tantek Çelik and Aaron Parecki in 2010. Case is interested in furthering the ideas of Calm Technology, wearable computing, and the future of the interface. You can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic or at caseorganic.com.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with PIE and TAO

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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Tuesday
Jan 21, 2014
Portland Startup Weekend Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Join us for a fun evening and:

  • Meet some of our sponsors, organizers, alumni and other people who are interested in Startup Weekend.

  • Find out about the two upcoming Startup Weekends: Startup Weekend Access and Portland Startup Weekend.

  • Hear tips on how to get the most out of your Startup Weekend experience

  • Get ahead of the curve by making connections early

This event is open to anyone who is interested in Startup Weekend

Snacks will be served

If you have any questions, email Sheri.Dover@gmail.com

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Friday
Feb 7, 2014
CANCELED - Startup Weekend Access
through Portland Development Commission

Use discount code " calagator "for a 25% discount. http://bit.ly/1ioWhHi

Startup Weekend focused on making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone. Our mission is to create an environment where anyone can innovate together. We're focusing on accessibility to provide better access for people with disabilities and fluid collaboration amongst every participant. An appropriate accessible environment with the necessary auxiliary aids support services will be provided!

Startup Weekend’s a 54-hour event where aspiring entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs of all abilities come together to share startup ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. Essentially, it’s a crash course in entrepreneurship that lets you experience what it’s really like to build and launch a startup.

Whether you have an idea for a new mobile app that will make your life easier or just want to learn more about entrepreneurship, we encourage you to attend.

Why? The statistics are clear, people with disabilities are not only less likely to be employed, but also less likely to pursue entrepreneurship. We hope that Startup Weekend Access will ignite your entrepreneurial spark!

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Saturday
Feb 15, 2014
(Postponed) Spark Weekend Portland 2014
through TBD - Portland

Update: This event has been postponed until further notice-


If you’ve ever felt there isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish your goals, this is for you.

Spark Weekend 2014 brings together 20+ technology and lifestyle change experts to provide TED-style talks, experiential workshops, and the latest in lifestyle change tech to measurably improve your health, productivity, and relationships.

A Spark Weekend is an opportunity to improve your life in a fun, friendly environment.

  • Day 1 is about learning. Our speakers share their favorite lifestyle change tools and techniques in 20 minute sessions.

  • Day 2 Our mentors coach you to implement what you learned the day before. You come back with your laptop and directly work on your goals.

It’s not over when you leave!

  • Day 30 is about winning. You get $30 cash back if you reach your goals; more if you put your own money on the line.

And in the spirit of open science, we publish our results in helping you change.

A Spark Weekend ticket makes a great gift for your friends, family, and colleagues! But not for people you don't like--don't give them any advantage in 2014.

As an added bonus, ~10% of every ticket sold goes to a community fund for those who cannot otherwise afford to attend.

*Special discount for Calagator folks. First 30 enter "CALAGATOR" when registering for -20%. Sign up before seats fill up!

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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

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Tuesday
Feb 18, 2014
HacksHackers Portland Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

All the data! Data resources, a bit on how to gather it, and what you can do with it. Examples from news outlets. Hopefully some brainstorming of your own projects.

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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

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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.

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Sunday
Mar 9, 2014
MIDI/Music Technology Presentations @ Central Library
Multnomah County Central Library

This event is open to the public.

Three presentations centered around MIDI and music technology. Agenda:

10:00am, Setup/Make new friends

10:30am, Basics: "MIDI Communication" presented by Eric Earl

10:45am, Usage: "Making MIDI Hardware Talk" presented by Eric Earl

11:15am, Design: "Create your own MIDI filters and effects with Jesusonic, a free plug-in" presented by Kite Giedraitis

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Monday
Mar 10, 2014
Power of 10: PSU Business Accelerator 10th Anniversary Celebration
PSU Business Accelerator

The PSU Business Accelerator is celebrating 10 years of powering Portland's tech startups! Join us for an evening featuring graduates, current residents, and exciting announcements about the future. More details and RSVP to come--save the date!

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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.

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

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Thursday
Mar 13, 2014
Docker Meetup
New Relic

Docker Uses, Getting Started, What to do? by Adron Hall

Lightning Talks:

Drone.io

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Docker Portland Meetup #3 at New Relic
New Relic

Join us for the next Docker Portland Meetup. This event will be hosted at New Relic, Portland. Adron Hall will be presenting what Docker is good for, where to use it and what else it might be an excellent fit for. Jesse Dearing will present a lightning talk about drone.io.

Schedule

6:00 to 6:30: Docker basics: What, Why?

6:30 to 7:30: Docker Demo

7:30 to 8:00: Q&A and lightning talks (drone.io, ..)*

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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

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Streamlining Your Day-to-Day Freelance Life
Milagros Boutique

In the latest event in national non-profit the Freelancers Union's (www.freelancersunion.org) Freelance 360 professional workshop series, freelance expert Allie Rice will lead attendees through the ins and outs of building a healthy, well-organized business that frees you up to pursue your passions – instead of tying you down.

Learn more and RSVP at the link!

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Monday
Mar 24, 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

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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

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

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Thursday
Apr 3, 2014
OSBridge Speaker Proposal Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come share your talk ideas and get feedback from organizers and past speakers. Talk tech, get a drink, grab some food, and finish your long-procrastinated proposal.

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Monday
Apr 7, 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

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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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Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
TEDxPortland
Keller Auditorium

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

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

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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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Sunday
Apr 20, 2014
MIDI & Music Tech Clinic @ Central Library US Bank Meeting Room
Multnomah County Central Library

This event is open to the public.

MIDI & Music Tech Clinic is a drop-in event for troubleshooting MIDI/music tech difficulties. Come to learn, to teach, or to share hardware, software, and even recording knowledge.

Format:

• Bring the full make and model of each piece of gear and the manual if you have it ("I have a Roland SH-01 Synthesizer").

• Know your use case or questions ("I want to use an expression pedal to modulate the vibrato on my synth patch"). • "Experts" will be on-hand. • Laptops or other small pieces of gear welcome. A small set of speakers will be available. Sounds should be no louder than the volume of speaking for the library's sake.

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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 HERE

Gene is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, including “The Visible Ops Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win." Gene is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes. In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40” list, and was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Monday Python Flying Circus (Programer 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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Monday
Apr 28, 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

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Monday
May 5, 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

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Wednesday
May 7, 2014
Esri R&D Center Brand New Office Party!
Esri Portland R&D Center

Come Celebrate our new Office!

After Portland startup Geoloqi joined Esri in 2012, our office has grown from 6 to 20 people and our current space didn't fit everyone! This year, we found an awesome new space downtown and moved into a new, permanent location. Now that we're all settled into our new space, we'd love to invite you to join us in celebrating growth, community and all things geo! We'll have Legos, toys, and even a custom-built Settler's of Catan board for you to play! Feel free to bring other board games if you'd like.

RSVP!

RSVP on EventBrite so we can make sure we have enough drinks and light snacks (gluten free) for everyone! We are using Eventbrite to track RSVPs, if you know you are coming please reserve a ticket! In addition to celebrating Esri R&D Center Portland's new office, we will be celebrating Geoloqi's 4th year anniversary, as well as both Amber Case's and Patrick Arlt's birthday!

Who is invited?

The entire Portland tech community is invited, as well as friends and family of the Esri R&D Center team!

We have all of you to thank for helping us get where we are today. Special thanks to TiE, PIE, PSF, PDC for funding us, providing mentorship and being patient with our crazy vision this entire time. It's been 4 years since Geoloqi started, and almost 2 since we've been a part of Esri!

In town for Write the Docs, Monitorama or Webvisions? Feel free to join us as well!

RSVP on Eventbrite.

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Thursday
May 8, 2014
Tech/Design Social Over a whisky tasting? Yes, indeed!
Voicebox Karaoke SE

In an attempt to bring the tech and design communities together, this is a fun idea to do a whisky tasting given that WhiskeyFestNW is coming up this same weekend. This event isn't affiliated with that, it's a standalone event, sponsored by Compass Box Whisky, who just won Innovator of the Year award from the World Whisky Awards 2014. And, it's FREE!

In the spirit of innovation, tasting the perfect melding of technology and design, come on out and meet some new people and try a few whiskies.

This is pure socializing, though there are experts on hand to answer all of your questions. This craft blending company was a startup, just like any startup and it's inspiring to see companies really succeed in getting their product to market. Heck, you might learn something or just get drunk. Either way, see you there. FREE!

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Monday
May 12, 2014
FutureTalk with Selena Deckelmann
New Relic

What Beginners Teach Us

Check out our pre-event Q&A with Selena on the New Relic blog.

Open source as an idea has won. Linux dominates developer servers, open source tools are ubiquitous and being an open source developer rocks. And yet, we talk frequently about how to find new contributors, how to increase the number of people who participate and share code with us, how to improve the skills of the junior developers and hire them as fast as we can.

Selena has spent a considerable amount of time teaching absolute beginners how to program in Python, how to use the command-line and how to use revision control. These beginners succeed and fail in open source in both familiar and surprising ways. In this talk, she will share lessons from their experiences to help us create a more inclusive and welcoming future for open source software. Further, she will provide insights into the code review process, and how learning how to give code review (not just receive code review) is critical to becoming an expert developer.

This is the 7th 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 RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Selena is a major contributor to PostgreSQL and a data architect at Mozilla. She's been involved with free and open source software since 1995 and began running conferences for PostgreSQL in 2007. She founded Open Source Bridge, Postgres Open and speaks internationally about open source, databases and community. She is an advisor to the Ada Initiative, an organization dedicated to increasing the participation of women in open source and technology communities.

You can find her on Twitter @selenamarie and on her blog at chesnok.com

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

We have moved to a way cooler location! See Venue Details and save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Friday
May 16, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders
TILT Pearl District

Third Friday mornings of every month will be "Coffee w/ Co-Founders." We'll pick different venues but for now we'll start @ Tilt.

This is open to people who have co-founded companies or are looking for a co-founder.

Monday
May 19, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

We have moved to a way cooler location! See Venue Details and save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
May 26, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

We have moved to a way cooler location! See Venue Details and save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Jun 2, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

We have moved to a way cooler location! See Venue Details and save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Jun 9, 2014
FutureTalk with Chris Rieth + Hopworks Happy Hour
New Relic

Data-Powered Government

Join us for an evening with Chris Rieth from Socrata, who has spent his career in public service as a steadfast proponent of public sector innovation, focused on putting data to work to help governments make and share progress using evidence-based policy decisions, engage citizens in new and exciting ways, and leverage technology to improve collaboration and connect stakeholders.

HUB Happy Hour

In addition to our FutureTalk with Chris, Hopworks Urban Brewery will be providing the beer - a re-launch of Gigabit IPA! Gigabit IPA was introduced in 2010 as part of a campaign surrounding the Google Fiber initiative. Hopworks is re-launching Gigabit IPA now because Portland is one of nine metro areas being considered for Google Fiber.

This is the 8th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Doors will open at 5:30p. The networking happy hour sponsored by Hopworks will kick off with a special announcement at 6p, and includes free beer, food and drinks provided by HUB, Bellagios and New Relic. There will also be a short TAO Dev Com BIG DATA event primer featuring Allen Grimm, Data Scientist at Cloudability and Sovolve. The presentation will begin right at 7p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Chris works on Socrata’s GovStat initiative and recently served as a top advisor to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley where he helped evolve and build on Maryland’s StateStat performance management solution. StateStat is used by the State of Maryland to manage the vast majority of its agencies, budget, and workforce. StateStat is also credited with significant achievements in outcomes, such as a 24.5 percent reduction in violent crime, and the nation’s number one rating for Maryland’s public school system.

You can follow Chris on Twitter @chrisrieth

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Wednesday
Jun 11, 2014
PDX Code Guild Spring Happy Hour
PDX Code Guild

Party with us in our new location!

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-code-guild-spring-happy-hour-tickets-11623290575

Join us for the fist Meet and Greet Party in our new location!

Share beverages and some snacks, meet our staff, grads and current students.

Enter our free drawing for $200 off of the upcoming Junior Developer Bootcamp.

Connect with the community.

Have a ball!

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Monday
Jun 16, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

We have moved to a way cooler location! See Venue Details and save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
Jun 17, 2014
TechFestNW hosts Portland Beer 2.0
Urban Farmer

We're rebooting Portland Beer 2.0! Join TechFestNW (http://techfestnw.com/) Tuesday, June 17 from 4PM to 6PM at Urban Farmer for a beverage or two, provided by Migration Brewing. (Special thanks to the Urban Farmer crew for helping to bring this together!) More hosts are already in the works ;)

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Portland Ember Meetup
Tilde Inc

Same 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.

Could you be our next speaker? Please reach out! Events at Tilde dot io.

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!). Meetup sponsorships can be just a few hundred dollars, and make a tremendous difference. Please reach out!

We've got plenty of room, but RSVPs via Meetup ARE required.

See you soon...

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Friday
Jun 20, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders
Water Ave Coffee

This is a great opportunity to meet other Founders who are doing great things in the Portland area. Just an informal gathering of entrepreneurs who like to talk about what has helped them as well as advice to help others avoid pitfalls of starting up a business

We chat, we laugh, and we exchange ideas. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

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Monday
Jun 23, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

We have moved to a way cooler location! See Venue Details and save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Thursday
Jun 26, 2014
Happy Hour Tech Fair & Demo Day
Wowrack Headquarters

Live technology demonstrations will be available from Wowrack, a global Hybrid Cloud IaaS Company, and Nimble Storage. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about some of the most exciting technologies in one convenient location.

Come meet the local representatives in a laid back, low-pressure environment. You'll enjoy great conversation, learn about each of their cutting-edge solutions and let's not forget, you will have plenty of opportunities to win fantastic prizes like a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Register now for your chance to learn more about datacenter best practices and enjoy happy hour with your IT peers.

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Monday
Jun 30, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

We have moved to a way cooler location! See Venue Details and save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Jul 7, 2014
FutureTalk Summer Series with Andrew Wilson + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Autonomous Driving and Open Source

As one of the largest consumer purchases and most common forms of transportation in the developed world, cars and their rapidly advancing in-vehicle automation systems pose a not-too-distant future scenario where regulation, technology, economics and individual rights will intersect in new and unforeseen ways. Come join an interactive discussion on the topic.

We’re also thrilled that Matt Jones of Jaguar Land Rover* has agreed to participate in what we hope will be a highly interactive discussion. Matt is the head of Future Infotainment at JLR and an outspoken leader in driving industry standards to accelerate things like autonomous driving.

Doors will open at 5:30p. The special beer (from Burnside Brewing!) + whiskey networking happy hour sponsored by the Intel Open Source Technology Center will kick off at 6p, and includes free beer, and a whiskey tasting. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Back when open source was far from mainstream, Andy navigated the early waters of GPL to make it tenable to his employer, an intellectual-property-rich semiconductor company. Today, Andy is the chief open source compliance officer for Intel. When he’s not reviewing the license manifests of soon-to-be-released code as part of his day job, Andy likes to ponder bigger ideas, one of which is Autonomous Driving and the role open source is playing in that future.

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

This week, we are excited to welcome Alex Chamberlain, Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Puppet Labs, who will give a talk titled " "Programming Jobs in the Real World"--how domain knowledge can help you get a job programming outside the tech industry"

We will also have plenty of room for the usual peer mentoring.

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Jul 14, 2014
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Wednesday
Jul 16, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Case Study Coffee

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the East Side!!

This week we will be going to a Workfrom favorite Case Study Coffee. This is the Case Study on NE Sandy. They have a good assortment of snacks and pastries, and snappy WiFi. Right down the street from Case Study is an awesome food cart pod with a beer garden AND WiFi. I will be eating lunch and working there so if you want to grab lunch come join. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

There is bike and car parking on the street and the number 12 bus runs on Sandy.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Saturday
Jul 19, 2014
GRAND OPENING of The Tech Academy
Board of Trade Building

The Tech Academy (formerly known as Prosper IT Academy) is having a Grand Opening celebration. We are opening an office in the heart of downtown Portland. The Tech Academy trains software developers through coding boot camps. Come to our grand opening - there will be an open bar and refreshments. If you are interested in the program now, please call 503-935-2409 or email info@prosperitacademy.com.

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Monday
Jul 21, 2014
Arcade Happy Hour w/ Orchestrate & SendGrid
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

Portland devs, designers and OSCON attendees!

Join Orchestrate and Sendgrid for a fun, free happy hour at the classic arcade and pinball hotspot, Ground Kontrol. This is the place to pre-funk as you make your way from the convention center to the Puppet Labs' party at 8!

  • Free arcade and pinball play
  • Free drinks and snacks
  • Swag from Orchestrate and Sendgrid
  • Meet the teams and get a demo One of Portland's best DJs, Centrikal, will be spinning fun, groovy beats for your listening pleasure!
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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
OScon Oregon Convention Center

This week we are taking a field trip to OScon!

On Monday at 6:00 pm, our usual meeting time, Let's meet at the OSCON Elements Attendee Party.

http://www.oscon.com/oscon2014/public/schedule/detail/35855

We'll meet at the entrance at 6:00pm. If you come late and want to join us, text Sheri (541) 602-6215 to find out where we are inside the party.

If you come early, be sure to check out the OSCON Elements Attendee Party.

a discount code for a free expo pass has been posted on twitter - CODE: EXPOFREE register here:

https://en.oreilly.com/oscon2014/public/register

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Friday
Jul 25, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders III
Breken Kitchen

The third edition of a monthly event we’ve been calling “Coffee w/ Co-Founders” will be held Friday July 25th @ 9am at Breken Kitchen (http://www.brekenkitchen.com/) in NW Portland.

Come by for this very informal meetup as we discuss our current projects and give each other advice about growing a business here in Portland. We have had a great turnout for each of these events, and with this space housing more space, we anticipate a large gathering of Entrepreneurs.

Bring lots of business cards and be prepared to talk to like-minded individuals.

Hope to see you there!

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Monday
Jul 28, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Aug 4, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side, and away to Italy!!

This week we'll be going to a Workfrom favorite Cafe Umbria. They have full lunch options including Sandwiches, Pizza, Pastries, Snacks and Drinks (no one worry they do have beer and wine for those staying later). We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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PDX Women Founders Forum
AJC outdoor gallery space

AUGUST 4th EVENT

Hi All -

Are you all ready for summer? Our August event is a summer cocktail party with several opportunities to connect, get to know each other more and catch up. In short, networking at its best.

Success in business depends on the quality and quantity of our relationships. We are most of the time so busy running our businesses, that we don't focus enough energy on the critical aspect of building rapport. With the Women Founders Forum, we intend to create a place to share ideas, learn and grow our businesses. It's a place for building trusted professional relationships to further our business and professional development

VENUE: AJ of AJC Photography (www.ajc-photography.com) has kindly offered her outdoor gallery space for our event. The address is 333 NW 9th St., but we'll have the doors open on the 10th avenue side. We'll be in the downstairs gallery space. It's in the same courtyard as Isabel Restaurant and Imelda's shoes, between NW Everett and Flanders. When you arrive you can buzz the concierge to be let in, or just come around to the 10th Avenue side where we'll have the gallery doors open. Event starts at 6pm with networking and goes on until later in the night... We'll conclude the evening with more networking until 9pm.

Don't forget to register at: https://pdxwomenfoundersforum.eventbrite.com

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Monday
Aug 11, 2014
FutureTalk Summer Series with Trace Smith + Next Glass Happy Hour
New Relic

How Next Glass Combines Science, Machine Learning, and Augmented Reality to Empower Consumers

Next Glass was founded in 2012 on the premise of using science and software to ensure beer and wine drinkers never taste another bad beverage. Through patent-pending technology, Next Glass is cataloging the taste profiles of tens of thousands of bottles of beer and wine by chemically extracting the “DNA” of each using high-res accurate mass spectrometry to develop the world’s only Genome Cellar™. These pure and objective taste profiles (we collect tens of thousands of data points from each bottle of beer and wine) are then coupled with sophisticated machine-learning software and user preference data to create an incredibly accurate recommendation and discovery engine. Next Glass leverages augmented reality functionality to deliver these highly-accurate wine and beer recommendations to users on their mobile devices.

Trace will explain how each of these elements (science, machine learning, and augmented reality) benefit beer and wine consumers and how Next Glass stumbled upon the idea to combine them to do so.

Doors will open at 5:30p. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p. Then stick around for a special post-event happy hour! You'll get to taste some Oregon beer and wine ... then be one of the first to demo the Next Glass app live at the event, and receive priority access to the beta later this month!

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Trace Smith is the Chief Operating Officer at Next Glass. Prior to joining Next Glass, Trace was an Associate with Quad-C Management, a billion-dollar private equity fund specializing in investing in profitable businesses valued between $50 million and $500 million and growing them in partnership with management. During his time at Quad-C, he closed two leveraged recapitalizations, one buy-side transaction, and one dividend recapitalization, in addition to his other responsibilities, which included evaluating potential leveraged buyout transactions and monitoring Quad-C's portfolio companies. Prior to joining Quad-C in 2012, Smith was a Senior Analyst at Fennebresque & Co., where he focused on advisory work in transactions including mergers and acquisitions and private capital raises across multiple industries. Trace graduated summa cum laude with honors in finance from Wake Forest University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a graduate of Woodberry Forest School, where he was a Noland Fellow.

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Thursday
Aug 14, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders IV
Urban Grind Coffee House

Coffee w/ Co-Founders was an event created to give Founders a venue to talk about challenges, issues, and what's working. It's a way to network and build on the ecosystem that makes Portland an incredible place to start a business.

This is completely informal. Come by, drink coffee, hang out, but most of all, have fun meeting new people who are passionate about what they're working on!

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Friday
Aug 15, 2014
TechfestNW
through OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

TechfestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers, startups and established companies showcasing the Pacific Northwest’s talent and innovation and Portland as a digital and cultural hub. TechfestNW kicked off in 2012 to bring together technology, design, creativity, entrepreneurship, education, career opportunities and talent. It runs in conjunction with MusicfestNW, one of the largest independent music festivals in the United States. According to Fortune magazine, “Tech may have found its next SXSW.”

Held August 15-16, TechfestNW 2014 includes well honed speaker programming, a talent and exhibition fair, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Tickets on sale now $99 for both days. Tickets to TechfestNW talent fair only are $10.

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TechFestNW Talent Fair - 20+ PDX Companies Hiring
through OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Find Your Next Tech Job at TechfestNW

Looking for a job in tech? The Talent Fair at TFNW is here to help connect you with the right opportunities at the right time.

From August 15-16 at OMSI, come meet, mingle and network with some of the Pacific NW’s best employers.

The following companies will be in attendance and are aggressively hiring in the field of digital craft and looking for qualified candidates: programmers, developers, engineers, coders, brand strategists, and more.

Companies Hiring: Act-On AppNexus Aruba CorSource CrowdCompass Daimler Elemental Idealist iGrafx Incomm Digital Solutions Jama Monsoon Commerce Multnomah County Nike Puppet Labs Simple Smarsh Treehouse Urban Airship

Partners: Code Guild Epicodus OHSU Oregon Tech OSU College of Business Portland Code School PSU School of Engineering

Cost is only $10 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/586973

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Official TechFestNW After Party
through Pure Space 1315 NW Overton St Portland, OR 97209

PARTY IN THE SILICON FOREST

Join TechFestNW and 800+ attendees and experience Portland’s Silicon Forest at an unforgettable party.

Your ticket includes 2 free cocktails, appetizers, and an all access pass.

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Official TechFestNW After Party Featuring PHANTOGRAM
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PARTY IN THE SILICON FOREST

Join TechFestNW and 800+ attendees and experience Portland’s Silicon Forest at an unforgettable party featuring the one and only PHANTOGRAM.

Your ticket includes 2 free cocktails, appetizers, and an all access pass to see PHANTOGRAM perform live before they headline at MusicFestNW the next day.

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Monday
Aug 18, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
Aug 19, 2014
Intel® Happy Hour for RealSense™ Technology
ADX Portland

PDX, come grab a beer, network and learn how the innovative RealSense™ Technology works!

Be the one of the first to explore human-computer interaction through gesture control and 3D scanning and get inspired for the future of natural user interfaces.

Intel reps will be there and give a live demo of the latest and greatest built with 3D camera tech.

Sip on some local brews, network with PDX's finest in tech and who know, maybe you'll take home one of the tablet giveaways by winning the selfie challenge.

It's all happening at ADX Portland August 19th from 7pm to 11pm and it's all free!

Register as an innovator because this is all about the newest and best 3D interactive technology.

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Wednesday
Aug 20, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Breken Kitchen

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side!!

Back by popular demand, this week we will be going to a Workfrom favorite Breken Kitchen. For people who don't remember or couldn't make it last time, they have really amazing food as well as wine and beer. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

Just an FYI, Breken does close on the earlier side at 5PM. You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Women Who Code - Intro to JavaScript and Hack Night
PDX Code Guild

We will be meeting up for a hack night and some intro to JavaScript for anyone who is looking to get into programing.

Food will be provided. Please bring your own laptop or tablet if you would like to come to the JavaScript class.

Come for some good company and bring a project to work on. We'll be here to bounce ideas off each other and continue to work out what we would like to run as a community.

For those of your interested in getting started in programming, feel free to check out the resources below. Bring your questions and confusion and we'll help you clear things up!

JavaScript Getting Started Resources:

https://www.codeschool.com/courses/javascript-road-trip-part-1

http://www.codecademy.com/en/tracks/javascript

Monday
Aug 25, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Wednesday
Aug 27, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Townsend's Alberta Street Teahouse

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the East Side!!

This week we will be going to a Workfrom first, TownShend Teahouse on NE Alberta. They have an absolutely enormous and great tea selection as well as Kombucha. They have light food options but there is a very nice food cart pod with great outdoor seating right next door. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Monday
Sep 1, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Sep 8, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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FutureTalk Summer Series with Eryn O'Neil
New Relic

Programmers Can UX Too

Programmers have a bad reputation when it comes to UX, but it’s time to set the record straight: It isn’t because we don’t care! It’s because we fall in the trap of thinking we can design a user interface and write it at the same time when, the truth is, these processes require different kinds of thinking. But learning how to unlock that part of your brain is worth it– and you’ll be surprised at what you already know. From one developer to another, this talk will discuss why you should think critically about the interfaces you write and give you some strategies you can start applying right away.

This talk is aimed at developers, both front-end and server-side, who implement user interfaces but may not have training in UX. And the truth is, ALL programmers implement user interfaces; sometimes the user is another developer (in the case of an API) or a more advanced user (for a command-line tool), but all software has its users.

Doors will open at 5:30, and the presentation will begin right at 6p. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Eryn O'Neil is a PHP web developer (LAMP, naturally) and technical lead at Clockwork Active Media in Minneapolis, MN. There, she has worked on everything from e-commerce to online promotions to building a CMS. Her philosophy? Simple: Write software that’s easy to maintain and even easier to use. Based in Saint Paul, MN, Eryn spends most of her free time swing and blues dancing, rock climbing, and wishing it weren’t snowing.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Wednesday
Sep 10, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Water Ave Coffee

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the East Side to try something new!!

This week we'll be going to a Portland, OR and Workfrom staple and favorite Water Ave Coffee. They have sandwich, bagels, salad, oatmeal, and yogurt as well as some of the best coffee in the city. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

A lot of people wanted to go get drinks after Workfrom Wednesday, so that is exactly what we will be doing. Around 4:00, we will move from Water Ave Coffee to Bunk Bar right next door for drinks and food. For anyone who has not been, bunk has some of the best sandwiches in the city. To note, Bunk has happy hour from 3:00-6:00 giving $1 off all well drinks and beers.

You can find out more about Water Ave Coffee and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Friday
Sep 12, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders V
Coffee Division

Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a casual meet-up meant to foster conversations about what it's like to be a Founder of a new business. Why complain to your spouse about the challenges around your business when other people out there can relate with what you're going through. Come back, drink some coffee or tea, and have a great conversation. Who knows where it will lead?

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Monday
Sep 15, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Wednesday
Sep 17, 2014
Workfrom Wednesday
Lovejoy Bakery Waterfront

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West side!!

This week we'll be going to a Portland, OR and Workfrom first and portlad favorite Lovejoy Bakers on the SW waterfront right by the Ross Island Bridge. They have many food options and delicious breads. Next door is Green Leaf Juicing Company which provides more options on food and drinks. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people. 


Again this week we will be going to a bar after Workfrom Wednesday. If anyone has any suggestions please post them since we are currenelty undecided on where to go.


You can find out more about Lovejoy Bakers and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Monday
Sep 22, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Sep 29, 2014
All levels Python, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, Jquery and Djano peer mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Bring your laptop, your questions and/or knowledge to share. Once most everyone has arrived, we do introductions where each attendee tells what they are working on, what languages they can help with and what they want help with.

It's a friendly and chill group.

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
Sep 30, 2014
Squarespace is hosting a Meet & Greet in Portland!
Doug Fir Lounge

Attention Portland: Squarespace is looking for great talent to join our Customer Care team, and we've organized a Meet & Greet so you can get a feel for our culture and ask any questions in person. Whether you're interested in becoming a part of our award-winning Customer Care team at Squarespace, or just curious to learn more about who we are and what we do, we'd love to meet you! Drinks and refreshments will be served.

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Monday
Oct 6, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Tonight we have a guest speaker:

Grant Holly presents

Classy Programming in Python and Javacsipt A cross sectional look at classes and inheritance in Python and Javascript.

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
Party with PDX Code Guild
PDX Code Guild

The best kind of party happens when you, members of the Portland tech community, advisors, staff, graduates, students, a delta blues musician, a photo booth, food and drinks are all together at PDX Code Guild.

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/party-with-the-pdx-code-guild-tickets-13272312845

Let's make it happen. Join us!

After a long year of hard work and help from the Portland Tech Community, we have completed our beta testing of our bootcamp and have obtained a career school license!

Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, delta blues & slide guitar from Adam Scramstad, student project demos, and a photo booth.

If you've been curious about our bootcamp, this will be a fun way to fine out more. PDX Code Guild staff, instructors, students, advisors and graduates will be here to share beverages and answer any questions.

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Code Fellows Portland Expansion Info Session
The Addo Building

Come meet staff, ask questions, and find out more about our classes, curriculum, and dreams for Code Fellows Portland.

RSVP today and join us on October 9th.

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Monday
Oct 13, 2014
FutureTalks PDX with Arun Gupta (Doubleheader!)
New Relic

This month we are all in for a double dose of awesome! Our special guest will be Arun Gupta (founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems and director of developer advocacy at Red Hat in San Francisco). He will give not one, but 2 talks:

Devoxx4Kids:

So your kid is interested in programming, robotics, engineering?

Devoxx4Kids is a worldwide initiative that introduces programming, robotics, and engineering to kids at an early age. This is achieved by organizing events where children can develop computer games, program robots and also have an introduction to electronics. This effort won Duke’s Choice Awards at JavaOne 2013. This session will share how Devoxx4Kids is engaging kids at an early age and teaching them computing concepts using Scratch, Greenfoot, Minecraft, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, NAO, Tynker. The session will show a path that can be followed by parents to keep their kids engaged and build, instead of just play games. The attendees will learn best practices to organize similar workshops in their local setting. Tips on opening a local US chapter and how to build attendee base will be shared.

Continuous Integration using Java EE 7

Techniques such as automated testing, continuous integration and continuous deployment allow software to be developed to a high standard and easily packaged and deployed to test environments, resulting in the ability to rapidly, reliably and repeatedly push out enhancements and bug fixes to customers at low risk and with minimal manual overhead. What container-agnostic tools are available for testing, continuous integration and deployment of a Java EE 7 application?

This talk will provide a quick overview of Arquillian and how it helps in testing across multiple containers. Separate approaches for greenfield and brownfield applications will be shown. Configuring Jenkins for Continuous Integration will be shown. Setting up multiple WildFly containers on OpenShift for testing and production will be shown in detail. At the end of this session, attendees would have converted their development environment to leverage the power of Jenkins, Arquillian, and OpenShift to setup an automated Continuous Delivery pipeline.

Doors will open at 5:30, and the presentation will begin right at 6p. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

*Arun Gupta is Director of Developer Advocacy at Red Hat and focuses on JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. After authoring ~1400 blogs at blogs.oracle.com/arungupta on different Java technologies, he continues to promote Red Hat technologies and products at blog.arungupta.me.

Arun has extensive speaking experience in ~40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the USA and continues to promoting technology education amongst kids. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.*

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Tonight we have a guest speaker:

Neil Raja Presents:

Free as in Free Beer
Open Source Technology: History and Principles

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Saturday
Nov 1, 2014
From Tech Savvy to Social Justice Innovator: How creative problem solvers can apply their skills to progressive change work
Collective Agency Downtown

Portland has long been known as a bastion for creative people and innovative projects. But how might that creative energy be channeled toward social change work and nurturing justice? SJF leaders will jump-start this conversation and you take it from there!

RSVP at http://www.socialjusticefund.org/tech-savvy-social-justice-innovator

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Monday
Nov 3, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Nov 10, 2014
FutureTalks PDX with Isaac & Baxter + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Emergence of the Marketing Engineer

Software is eating the world, and now more than ever modern Marketers rely on software platforms to engage the right audience, with the right message, at the right time. Learn how marketing technology, automation, and an engineering mindset is shaping a new type of marketer and a new type of engineer.

Join us on November 10 when we'll hear from New Relic's own Isaac Wyatt and Baxter Denney on the future of Marketing Technology and the emergence of Marketing Engineers. See a demo of our mashup of Marketing & Application Data using our real-time analytics platform, New Relic Insights.

› Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Isaac is a marketing ops manager at New Relic. He came to New Relic with 10 years of business and SaaS experience, 8 in SaaS. His two pillars of expertise are marketing automation and marketing analytics.

Baxter is a marketing ops geek, having led Marketing Ops and DemandGen teams at Citrix and Couchbase. Prior to that he was a marketing consultant, specializing in politics and sports marketing. Currently he leads the Marketing Operations team at New Relic.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Thursday
Nov 13, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders VII
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

We're excited to have a sponsor this month!! Forge Portland will be providing this month's space and even better, FREE COFFEE!!

YES! We've made it to the big leagues people!

We've been excited to see the organic growth of this meetup and look forward to seeing you all in November.

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VanTechy Meetup - Tech for those in Vancouver
Torque Coffee Roasters

The VanTechy is a general tech meetup for all tech-minded people and entrepreneurs. This casual meetup has up to three fifteen minute break out sessions where participants educate, inform, or inspire others.

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Monday
Nov 17, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Nov 24, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Dec 1, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Dec 8, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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FutureTalks PDX with Dan Selec + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Train. Work. Live.

Using technology to provide a lifetime answer for those affected by autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 68 children and occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. While many services and programs exist for children on the spectrum, there remains a dearth of programs that attempt to solve the lifetime needs of these individuals after age 18.

nonPareil Institute provides technical training to adults on the autism spectrum, with a goal of growing them into productive members of their development teams, and building products that can compete in the marketplace (iTunes/Google Play/etc). Since the vast majority of the ASD population does not drive, nP has a living-campus vision so that their Crew may train, work, and live at consolidated facilities, much like the University campus environment. The difference being; nP Crew members will remain throughout their lifetime, contributing to the company that provides for their on-going training, work and living requirements.

The nonPareil program has grown over the last 4 years from 9, to 150 individuals; all on the autism spectrum. With over 800+ on the waiting list, and requests to open in over 40 cities, nP is positioned for rapid growth over the years to come. nonPareil Founder and CEO Dan Selec will be speaking at this session.

› Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Dan Selec is the creative innovator behind nonPareil Institute, including the construction of the business model and all software systems, including hardware and cloud infrastructure that currently run the nonPareil training and work platforms. He has been in the technology business for over 20 years as a business owner, developer of software and a systems architect. Dan's youngest son was diagnosed with autism at 18 months of age.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Wednesday
Dec 10, 2014
SQAUG Holiday Celebration Party!!
Touché Restaurant & Bar

SQAUG Presents a Winter Celebration & Networking Event!

Let’s get together for FOOD, LIBATIONS, and Networking of Course!!!

at

Touché Restaurant & Bar 1425 NW Glisan Street Portland, 97209

on

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 5:30pm until 8:00pm

Join the Fun: We are well into our third year, and going strong! Come celebrate with us, blow off some work-steam – and enjoy refreshments with your SQAUG compatriots! Whether you talk tech, look for work, or just enjoy the evening – it’s going to be great to see all of you again!! Join us!!

Details:

• We have a section reserved in the upstairs pool room at Touché Restaurant, just ask for the SQAUG group

• Appetizers will be served and pool tables can be reserved

• Come mingle with us! Event is FREE to the public and NO RSVP is required to attend

• There is a free parking lot and surrounding metered parking available

A HUGE THANK YOU to our Sponsor for this event:

CorSource 419 SW 11th Avenue • Suite 300 • Portland, Oregon 97205 • 503-726-4545

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are new, and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG:

WEB: http://www.sqaug.org/

Linked in: SQAUG

Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/SQAUGPDX/

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Monday
Dec 15, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Dec 22, 2014
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Jan 12, 2015
FutureTalk Thought Leaders Panel + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

Mobile Strategy for Today and Tomorrow

A mobile thought leaders panel moderated by Rick Turoczy

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Just a few short years ago, most organizations didn’t even have a mobile app. Today mobile has infiltrated virtually every sector of industry and mobile e-commerce generates over half of all e-commerce sales. Is it important for every organization to have a mobile strategy?

To address this question, New Relic is kicking off 2015 with our first ever FutureTalks PDX speaker panel! This event will bring together local thought leaders in the mobile app space to discuss the strategies and challenges their organizations face in building and managing high performing mobile apps or services, and the teams that support them.

These visionaries include:

  • Jonathan Karon, Mobile Engineering Manager, New Relic
  • Sasha Mace, Director of Mobile, Simple
  • Michael Richardson, Co-Founder and Director of Product, Urban Airship
  • Sridhar Solur, Managing Director, Next Gen Computing- Wearables, IOT

Panelists will be asked to reflect on the challenges and key strategies they employ today, and how they see mobile strategy evolving for their organizations in the future. If you have a specific question(s) that you would like us to consider posing to our speakers, please email those to christian@newrelic.com.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin promptly at 6p.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Wednesday
Jan 14, 2015
SQAUG Presents : QA in an Agile World
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

QA in an Agile World

by Lloyd Bell, Quality Engineering Manager at CrowdCompass by Cvent

at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday January 14, 2014 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

As more companies are moving toward agile development, there isn't a lot of knowledge on where QA fits into the development life cycle. The objective is to go over some common problems and some possible solutions that could be implemented for those riding the agile train.

About Our Speaker: Lloyd Bell is an 18 year veteran of software and hardware testing and development. Lloyd has experience in game design, voice acting, test management, has been a producer on multiple titles and has also started a 3rd party customer service and testing lab. He has recently worked with Microsoft on the Connected Experiences team and has led teams to help with the release of Microsoft’s day-one launch of the Windows 8 platform. Lloyd is currently working at CrowdCompass by Cvent as the Quality Engineering manager. CrowdCompass helps organizations make their conferences, meetings, conventions, and trade shows a lot more popular through the power of mobile event apps. They have developed thousands of apps for events of all sizes and industries each year. Lloyd has been a resident of Portland for the last 4 years.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: • Event is Free to the public • Onsite parking (directions below) • Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served • No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are BRAND NEW, and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
Not Public Speaking: Facilitation 101
Hatch

Pitches. Workshops. Conferences. The dreaded "professional development" credits. Pretty much every time someone tries to teach us something, it's boring. That's because they're just talking.

Learn how to stop talking and start actually teaching. The next workshop in this series on education design is all about learning the tools of the trade for facilitation, workshops, demo's, pitches, and every other learning experience you can think of. Learn how to own what you say and bring people into your product or service experience as customers!

Jan. 21, 3-5pm @ Hatch on NE 24th and Sandy

Free for Hatch members, $5-10 sliding scale for nonmembers

RSVP here: (http://www.hatchthefuture.org/calendar/workshop-not-public-speaking-facilitating-101-5/)

Some basics: Even if you’ve never taught before, don’t like public speaking, or hate to get up and talk, this workshop can help you reach your facilitation goals. Learn how a few simple tools can help you use educational workshops, demo’s, or other learning experiences to build your brand, business, and audience.

You'll leave with a lot more than you came with, trust me. See you soon!

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Monday
Jan 26, 2015
PDX Women Founders Forum
New Relic

JANUARY 26 EVENT

Hi All - Excited to announce our first event of 2015. Our sponsor and host is New Relic. See you on the 29th floor of the "big pink"!

Topic is: "Recruiting Challenges in Todays World for Startup Founders", with the awesome Susan Robinson. Can't wait to see you all!


The Speaker: When Susan was working on her Bachelor of Engineering and MBA, she had no idea she would one day run her own company. She started her career as a Software Developer for a local software development company, before moving up to a Project Manager which was her first experience in hiring talent. She left the corporate world to become a consultant for a Professional Services organization for several years where she implemented ERP systems. Prior to Y2K when there was a shortage of local talent to provide software remediation, she moved into technology staffing. In those 15 years sha has experienced the highs and lows in hiring technology talent from Y2K, .com bubble and burst, the Great Recession and everything in between. because she loves what she does, in November of 2013 sha started Tech Talent Link where she focuses on assisting companies find technology talent either on direct hire or temporary basis.

HOW TO CONNECT WITH US: If you haven't joined yet our LinkedIn private group: PDX Women Founders Forum: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=5088662&trk=anet_ug_hm Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @WFF_PDX. http://pdxwomenfounders.org/


PDX WOMEN FOUNDERS FORUM: Welcome to the Women Founders Forum! Up until now, Portland has had no group formally dedicated to supporting the unique opportunities and challenges that women founders face as well as promoting the value they create. By creating a safe and supportive environment for professional & personal growth through a combination of in person & online networking and educational activities, Women Founders Forum helps motivated women in Portland create world-class businesses. Let’s keep this rolling! You will see more structured events with open discussions and workshops. Again, the objective is to leverage this powerful network to grow our respective businesses and capabilities. You value that and we heard it loud and clear. PLEASE INVITE OTHERS: this event is open to PDX-based women founders as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, so do spread the word & bring friends. Looking forward to seeing you all at our next event! Paola & Liz Dont forget to follow us on Twitter: @WFF_PDX

CODE OF CONDUCT: Cone of confidence policy: statements made by individuals both at our meetings and in our online forum are not to be shared with anybody outside the group without the person's explicit approval. No soliciting policy both at our meetings and in our online forum.

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We have a special guest speaker tonight!

K. Lars Lohn will rehearse his presentation, "The Well Tempered API", that he'll be giving at the Python Conference in Nashville in two weeks.

About the beginner-friendly presentation:

"Why does 400 year old music still work? Do programmers have something to learn from the world of music? At the PyTennessee conference in February of 2015, I will give my answers to these questions in a multimedia presentation that includes Remedial Music Theory for Programmers, Thoughts and Examples of API design and, of course, a Bassoon."

http://youtu.be/urvi8eNtdpU?list=UUSg0NEm9qCJgxwLrzFYhUHw

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

After the rehearsal we'lll do introductions and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Saturday
Jan 31, 2015
Sports Hack Day
through DevelopmentNow -

How would you like to spend Superbowl weekend building applications that change the way people follow sports and interact with their favorite teams and fellow fans?

We're gathering developers, data crunchers and sports fans from across the Pacific northwest to converge on Portland to hack on sports themed projects. We will wrap things up early on Sunday and then set-up for an (optional) group viewing of the Superbowl!

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Monday
Feb 2, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

This week is Startup Week, and we're adding to the fun by hosting a party. We'll set up a sanctuary in the classroom for Monday Python where we'll do the usual, and we'll also have food, drinks, student demos, and light live music.

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Friday
Feb 6, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders X (Portland Startup Week Edition)
Glyph Cafe

Portland Startup Week is happening from Feb. 2-6th. It's a week full of amazing panels, talks, and events. Coffee w/ Co-Founders X (can't believe this is the 10th one!) will bookend the week with a great informal morning get together of the area's most incredible Entrepreneurs.

Come by, have some coffee, bring lots of business cards, and be ready to meet Portland's next big idea!

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Monday
Feb 9, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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FutureTalk with Liz Abinante and Janice Levenhagen
New Relic

Diversity and Education in Tech

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Programming, Education, and the American Dream

The learn to code movement has popularized the idea that coding is a skill everyone can learn. It's the American dream: learn the desirable skill and you'll succeed financially. Liz will discuss the history of the American Dream, how new programming education endeavors have repackaged it, and how the lack of awareness and analysis of this privileged rhetoric is damaging our culture and workforce.

Liz Abinante is an engineer living in Portland working for New Relic. Previously, she has served as co-leader for the Chicago chapter of Girl Develop It, where she taught and organized programming classes for women and minorities. She is infectiously enthusiastic about web development, teaching, learning, and feminism. She enjoys knitting, writing knitting programs and patterns, and hacking away on interesting problems. Her greatest dream in life is to spend her entire day surrounded by puppies while coding.

Women in Today's Tech

At ChickTech, we're often asked exactly why women are so underrepresented in technology. This is a hard question to answer, because it rarely is just one thing. It's a complex mix that we often call "death by a thousand cuts". Janice will guide us through the stats on technical women in various national and local tech companies and then take a dive into anecdotes that help to illustrate some of the reasons why women leave technology at twice the rate of men.

Janice Levenhagen is the Executive Director of ChickTech. She has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University. She believes strongly that the diversity and strengths that women can bring will push high tech to even more impressive heights. Her inspiration for creating ChickTech came from her own experiences in computer engineering and the realization that the percentage of women in engineering isn’t going to get higher by itself.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

› The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

FailPDX
Puppet

FailPDX was created out of direct response to a lot of the meetups and conferences that seemed to be focused on all of the good things about being part of startup and taking chances. The truth is, success is a unicorn. FailPDX was created to remind people that failure is inevitable. This group is a place where everyone can come together to listen and share their failure stories.

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
Negotiation: In Life and At Work
Crowd Compass

Event is $10, please RSVP on our meetup page linked above

The ability to negotiate successfully in today's climate can make the difference between success and failure in both life and work.

Have you tried to get your child to go to bed on time? Have you tried to get someone to chip in on a bill when dining out? Do you want to effectively ask for a raise at work?

Join us for this hands-on workshop that will help you get the most out of your life by asking for more and GETTING IT!!!

Learn secrets of the professionals from Sam Imperati, a negotiation and conflict resolution expert with a great sense of humor! He's studied the best ways for women to negotiate in our current climate and coached as many through some of the most difficult negotiations! We will do workshops to find ways to overcome the fear of asking for what you want, asking for what you want and getting it!

6-6:30pm Networking, food and drink 6:30-6:45pm Introductions 6:45-7:45pm Negotiation Foundation 7:45-8:30pm Focused Negotiations

Cost = $10.00. (Dinner will be provided and the proceeds will support ChickTech: High School programs.)

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Monday
Feb 16, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2015
SQAUG Presents: Using Pre-mortem Meetings to Predict and Prevent Failures
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

Using Pre-mortem Meetings to Predict and Prevent Failures

by Julie Green

at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday February 18, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Post-Mortems or Retrospective Meetings can be too little too late. Learn how to increase your ability to predict failures by 30% by holding a Pre-mortem meeting. Using the Pre-mortem strategy you can stop the failures from ever occurring.

About Our Speaker: Julie Green has been a QA Engineer for 10 years and has experience with Agile and Waterfall methodologies. In her research on Pre-mortems she has contacted the inventor, Gary Klein, and is in discussions with two of his colleagues who use Pre-mortem meetings in their work. She is currently looking for a group willing to try a Pre-mortem discussion. She can be contacted at julie.a.green@gmail.com. Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are BRAND NEW, and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Monday
Feb 23, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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ChickTech Indiegogo Campaign Release Party
AppNexus

Join us at ChickTech to celebrate the release of our Indiegogo Campaign and to participate in spreading the word!

We need your help to make this campaign a success. Join us for some pizza and beer, watch our Indiegogo video, and bring your laptops and smartphones to help us spread the word about this campaign to anyone and everyone.

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Monday
Mar 2, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
Mar 3, 2015
Tech Community Open House: PDC's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
Uncorked Studios

The Portland Development Commission (PDC) is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan to set the agency’s course of action over the next five years and we’d like your input. Come learn about how this plan addresses Portland's economic future as it relates to the tech, design, and startup community.

Join us for an open house to discuss the 50% Draft PDC Strategic Plan with PDC staff and the tech, design, & startup community.

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Friday
Mar 6, 2015
Breakfast Briefing: How will FDA’s New 2015 Medical Device Guidance Impact You in Digital Health and Software?
K&L Gates

The FDA recently posted final guidance documents on medical device data systems and mobile medical applications. The FDA also posted draft guidance on its general wellness policy for low risk devices and medical device accessories. If your company is involved in health data, patient data or fitness these could affect you.

Sifting through these four guidances is challenging, so why not let K&L Gates’ local FDA Attorneys digest the critical information for you? In just 90 minutes, you will learn: How to decipher the FDA’s new approach to regulating - or not regulating - innovative devices such as wearables, mobile apps designed to improve health, and data systems that are empowering physicians to provide improved patient care Which medical devices the FDA deems are of such low risk that it will no longer focus its regulatory oversight on them Which medical devices the FDA will regulate, but under a lower risk classification The grey areas and how to make sure your device remains within its intended classification

Seminar Presenters: Carol. A. Pratt, JD, Ph.D., Partner, K&L Gates LLP Mitchell E. Parrish, JD, RAC, Associate, K&L Gates LLP

Audience: Medical device and health technology professionals Wearables designers and manufacturers Fitness or wellness technology professionals Researchers and physicians *Software programmers and inventors in the healthcare field

Event Details: When: March 6, 2015 Time: 8:30am - 10:00am Where: K&L Gates, LLP, One SW Columbia Street, Suite 1900, Portland, OR 97258

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Monday
Mar 9, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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PDX Women Founders Forum
Tonkon Torp LLP

Hi All -

Our own Liz Bacon - co-founder of the Women Founders Forum - will talk about the story of her startup, from beginning to a very successful end.

This event is kindly sponsored by Tonkon Torp and TIE Oregon - thank you!

Topic is: "The Story Arc: Fireside chat with Liz Bacon", with the awesome Liz Bacon.

FindWellness founder Liz Bacon will talk candidly about her journey from inception to product launch, all the way up to her company's recent acquisition. Can't wait to see you all!

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FutureTalk with Bill Hersh + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine:

Opportunities and Challenges

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Medicine is one of the last areas to fully embrace information technology. However, recent investments have led to widespread use of electronic health records while advances in gene sequencing and other biotechnologies have now led medicine to be awash in data. While this data provides new opportunities for better understanding of health and disease, there are also many challenges to its effective use. In this talk, Dr. Hersh will describe the potential for Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine but also discuss the myriad of challenges for its effective use.

William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FACP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hersh is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Thursday
Mar 12, 2015
Ignite V6
Alberta Rose Theatre

1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

What is Ignite? Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite is focused on all things tech.

This Year's Presenters & Topics include- Ken York (@kennethryork) - #MakeItMeaningful Pinky Gonzales (@pinkygonzales) - The Certified Customer and the Future of Product Marketing Rich Bader - Rich Bader’s Excellent Pyrotechnic Adventures Larry Taylor (@ltaylor_intel) - Conquering Municipal Services with the principles of ITIL & Service Management Temese Szaliai (@temeseszalai) - Who do you think you are anyway? Charlie Levenson (@CharlieLevenson) - Everything about Success in Life I learned at the Movies Mounir Shita (@mounirshita) - "Al is going to change the world" - Really? Deena Pierott (@deenapierott)- I created a Spark, now What? Aaron Epperson (@acepperson) - Customer Service people are no cannor fodder Richard Lazar - When cars, bedrooms, and drones collide with the "regulatory state", wild things happen Andrew Ferlitsch - Open Data in the Pacific Northwest Bryant Syme (@bryzaguy) - TDD Mythology Charles Austen Angell (@austenangell) - The 10 Design Lessons from Rally Racing Eric Rosenberry (@eprosenx)- Why your business Internet sucks in Oregon and what to do about it *Michael Krause (@olikrause) - Embracing the Challenge of Growing Past Programming

Why attend Ignite TAO? As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools. Come connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded technology enthusiasts and most of all, have fun!

In addition to the presentations, we are partnering with Free Geek to help you give back to the community. If you're not familiar with Free Geek, they are a non-profit organization that transforms used technology into opportunity, education & community! We are encouraging all attendees to give back & bring an electronic device that is not needed anymore. Specifically we're looking for smaller mobile devices such as: Laptops, Mobile Phones & Tablets.

And if giving back wasn't enough, thanks to VanderHouwen & Associates, the first 100 people that donate a device to Free Geek at Ignite will get a drink ticket! This drink ticket will be redeemable at the Alberta Rose for a free glass of beer or wine.

Event Details: When: Thursday, March 12, 2015 Where: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Timeline: 5:30 PM - Doors Open 6:30 PM - Presentations Start with Intermission 9:00 PM - End of Program

Share the Night: Hashtag - #IgniteTAOv6

Food and Beverage: Pasties, snacks, sweets, beer, wine, and various non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase

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Saturday
Mar 14, 2015
Portland PI Party
Portland Code School

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:

  1. YOUR FAMILY! yes this event is for your entire family including children

  2. A pie for the pie baking contest. There will be 3 categories of judging: Visual Appeal, Sweet, Savory. So feel free to make any pie you'd like including Shepherds Pie or Pot Pie

  3. A Laptop to participate in some of our tech challenges

  4. A Story of your best use of math/pi/pie in your own technical journey

WHAT WE WILL HAVE:

  1. Pizza! Thanks to Portland Code School

  2. Challenges: these include math or technical challenges and games for both children and adults. Who can recite the most digits of PI?

  3. Awards/Prizes: We currently have some of these available and are still interested in more sponsors. So if you or your company would like to sponsor a "Challenge" please contact alena(at)holligan.us

This is designed to be a fun time to get out with people in the tech community in a completely different environment! If you have anything you would like to see or share, please contact alena(at)holligan.us

OFFICIAL KICK OFF 9/14/15 9:26:53 of course ;)

Please let us know you're coming at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-pi-party-tickets-16132415489

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Monday
Mar 16, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
Learn to Evaluate (and Improve) Your Workshop
Hatch

Successfully learning from our experiences (both good and bad) is tricky businesses. Evaluating and learning from our own talks, demo’s, and workshops can be a piece of cake, and this workshop will show you how! Learn tools of the trade for assessing any learning experience for depth of learning, audience engagement, and more. You’ll leave with another tool in your toolkit for learning design!

You will... ...Learn how to evaluate on the fly during a presentation or workshop ...Learn how to create surveys and questions that accurately assess your workshop ...Learn how to incorporate feedback into your work for next time

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SQAUG Presents: Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT)
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT)

by Loren Brown

at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT) is an automation testing framework that enables non-experts to harness the power of data-driven, Selenium automation tests. The NEAT web portal simplifies and guides the creation of otherwise complex scripts through the use of an intuitive user interface that manages a web element object repository, test case input data, and test scripts. This approach is intended to enable test script automation to be completed in hours or days instead of weeks or months. The motivation behind NEAT is to equip business analysts, without automation expertise, with an intuitive tool to create and execute sophisticated, automated end-to-end testing scripts. This framework enables teams to increase automated test coverage and allows the highly skilled automation developers to focus on more complex automation testing needs of the organization.

About Our Speaker: Loren J. Brown is a Test Automation Architect and owner of Quantum Peg, Inc. He is currently teaming up with John Cvetko from TEK Associates to develop the DEAP testing tool. After obtaining a Bachelor’s in Computer Science at Portland State University, Loren worked for over two decades as a QA Engineer in various capacities. At Intel Corporation he spent a little over a dozen years in various product teams and Intel Labs as a QA Lead in various software projects including Video Conferencing, IP Telephony, TCP/IP Network Performance, and others. He spent over six years at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) as a QA Lead developing various test automation frameworks and harnesses, and multiple software lifecycle data visualization projects. When he carves out time for hobbies, Loren likes tinkering with microcontrollers and small electronics projects. Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is the Portland/Vancouver area’s leading Software Quality Assurance User Group. We are in our 3rd year and extend a warm welcome to everyone to participate in a group dedicated to growing the Software Quality Assurance profession.

SQAUG is a group of SQA professionals who come together in an open forum to learn from each other. We engage in discussions, debates, presentations, explore tools of the trade, network, and share job opportunity information. Our goals are to expand knowledge of Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers and take software quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Workshop: Introduction to Programmable System-on-Chip Devices

PDXElectroHax and Pattern Agents are are pleased to offer the first in a series of workshops on Programmable Hardware: Introduction to Programmable System-on-Chip Devices. Tom Moxon, CEO/Founder of PatternAgents will be teaching. It’s a chance to get an accessible introduction to this technology from an expert. Tickets are $20. They are limited and currently available on Eventbrite: pdxelectrohax.eventbrite.com

Details:

This workshop is a hands-on introduction to the Cypress PSoC device family and the (free) PSoC Creator Integrated Development Environment(IDE). The workshop will include a brief architecture and software/IDE overview, followed by hand's-on project labs.

Date: Wednesday March, 18th, 2015
Hours: 6pm – 8pm
Location: 8905 SW Nimbus Ave, Suite 100, Beaverton, OR 97008
Requirements: Windows “compatible” Laptop Computer and USB port (Apple MacBook Pro with Bootcamp or Parallels works fine)
Prerequisites: Basic electronics (the ability to understand a schematic drawing). Basic programming helpful.

Workshop Attendees will receive a PSoC development kit (CY8CKIT-049) that includes a flexible USB-UART device, and a PSoC-4 device. Light refreshments provided.

Audience:

• Programmers who would like to learn more about hardware and debugging.
• Hackers who would like to learn new skills for quickly solving hardware problems.
• Students who want explore and learn about new hardware-based solutions.
• Professionals seeking new skills for the workplace. Programmable Hardware Workshop Series

This workshop is the first in a series presented by PDXElectroHax and PatternAgents using programmable hardware and systems. If you have wanted to learn more about using programmable hardware, like Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Programmable System on Chip devices, Programmable Logic Devices and more; in a easy-paced, hand's-on environment, then this is the workshop series for you. Applications include lighting, motor/motion control, sensor monitoring and more.

Instructor Info:
Tom Moxon - Pattern Agents Founder and Chief Technology Officer

If you have ever...

Listened to Depeche Mode, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Paul McCartney, or Talking Heads, then you've heard music from sampling keyboard equipment he helped to design.

Watched cartoons from the animators at Hanna-Barbera Productions (Flintstones, etc.), then you've seen images processed from digital image processing equipment he helped to design.

Seen pictures from the Voyager spacecraft, then you've seen images processed from digital image processing equipment he helped to design.

Tom has over thirty years of engineering experience, and has designed systems and integrated circuits for client companies including Cray Research, Adobe Systems, Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics, Rohm, Hyundai Electronics, Emu Systems, and many others.

Thursday
Mar 19, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XI
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

We're taking Coffee w/ Co-Founders and moving it out of the coffeeshop this month. We're celebrating our moving into OMSI's workspace by hosting the next Coffee w/ Co-Founders and this time the coffee is on us!

Bring your business cards and be ready to talk to others about what you're working on.

See you all there!

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Friday
Mar 20, 2015
NewTech PDX - AM Edition
CENTRL Office

Join us for NewTech PDX - AM on the 3rd Friday 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 meetup is $5 per person (with online RSVP), or $10 at the door.

Agenda
7:30am - Doors Open / Coffee / Pastries /Bloody Mary Bar / Get to know your community
8:30am - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: Craig Spiegelberg of Location Sentry

  • Pres. #2: Micah Greenberg of Language Zen
  • Pres. #3: Micah Hogan of Insta Aide
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA
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Monday
Mar 23, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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NewTech PDX - PM Edition
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of nearly 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. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, and $20 at the door.

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Monday
Mar 30, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Apr 6, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
through PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Apr 13, 2015
FutureTalk with Ariel Waldman + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

The Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Don't panic: the next big science revolution isn't just for asteroid miners or CERN scientists. Just as science fiction has often shown the way to future inventions, the act of hacking is now generating prototypes that act as footholds for future explorations, discoveries and epiphanies in science. From the collisions of subatomic particles to the explosions of supernovas, this presentation takes you on an unusual trip through the weird, whimsical and fun ways to explore the final frontier.

Ariel Waldman is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global instigator of Science Hack Day, an event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers and people with good ideas to see what they can create in one weekend. She is also a fellow at Institute For The Future.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Apr 20, 2015
NewTech PDX
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX ! 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. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, and $20 at the door.

Agenda
6:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
7:00pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: Glenn Klecker of Klecker Knives

  • Pres. #2: Micah Hogan of InstaAide
  • Pres. #3: Eric Holscher of Read the Docs
  • Pres. #4: Michael Scotto di Carlo of Supportland
  • Pres. #5: Ray King of Top Level Design

8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Ave [at SW Ash Street])

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Thursday
Apr 23, 2015
Ascend Portland
Castaway

April 23rd @ Castaway Portland: Twenty of Portland's hot new startups and leading tech co's who are hiring (Chirpify, Act-On Software, Bodybuilding.com, vacasa, HealthSparq, and many more) have registered to meet and network with passionate developers/engineers.

Whether you're actively looking for a new career or just wish to network, all the best opportunities will be present.

Come and meet with the CTO's, Engineering Directors and Talent Acquisition Managers from these very impressive companies.

All registrations are subject to final approval as we are seeking elite software engineers, developers, and other tech gurus

Very casual....grab some complimentary food and beverages on your lunch break.

We would be thrilled to offer you a complimentary VIP ticket ($50 value).

Use this special link or enter the promo code "calagator" for your complimentary VIP Ticket: https://ascendportlandcareers.eventbrite.com/?discount=calagator

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Monday
Apr 27, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
May 4, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
May 5, 2015
Beer and Blog Redux!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Come hang out with old and new friends alike at a reprise of the event that brought so many of us together! Come to a special Beer and Blog back at the place where it all began: Green Dragon! We'll be out back in the patio area.

Haven't been to a Beer and Blog before? It's easy - if you're part of the Portland tech community (or new the Portland) and would like to meet some new people, come on over! Especially if you like beers and blogs!

Monday
May 11, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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FutureTalk Smart Cities Panel + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

The Internet-of-Things (IoT), Big Data and Smart Cities

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Portland is participating in the Global City Teams Challenge, which is a year-long initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city environment. The presentation will explore some of the ways in which cities are leveraging technology as infrastructure and developing platforms that foster innovation and enable widespread adoption of applications. In particular, we will discuss the Global City Teams Project that is underway here in Portland, including ways in which the region can utilize the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Big Data to create intelligent transportation systems and improve air quality.

Smart cities do not include humans being smart.

Skip Newberry is the President of the Technology Association of Oregon, one of the nation’s fastest-growing trade associations dedicated to supporting technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship at a regional level. Before joining the TAO, Skip served as an economic development policy advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams, where he helped create Portland’s first comprehensive economic development strategy in 16 years, recognizing software as a key industry cluster. While at the City of Portland, Skip’s projects included the adoption of the nation’s first open source software procurement policy at the municipal level, a regional open data initiative, and the development of resources to support entrepreneurship, like the Portland Seed Fund. Previously, Skip was a corporate and IP attorney and entrepreneur. Skip is the incoming Chairman of the Board of Directors of TECNA, Technology Councils of North America, which is a global network of technology and entrepreneurship associations, and he serves on Worksystems Inc.’s Workforce Investment Board and the Advisory Board of Oregon FIRST Robotics. Skip is also a 2012 recipient of the Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award.

Wilfred Pinfold is computational and data scientist who has used computers to model some of the most interesting engineering and scientific challenges of our time. After completing his PhD in computational fluid dynamics he applied computer simulation to engineering challenges in aerospace, automotive and offshore strictures, scientific challenges in climate modeling, astrophysics, chemistry, and genomics and control challenges in power grid, and smart cities. He is an accomplished innovator and entrepreneur having studied business at Stanford he launched numerous business initiatives including in bioinformatics and analytic software. Dr. Pinfold teaches innovation and entrepreneurship at Portland State University and has severed on numerous commercial and non-profit boards.

Mike Reich is the founder and CEO of Seabourne, with more than 10 years of experience building technology businesses. Mike has a passion for technology that solves tough, data-driven business challenges. A skilled technical architect and facilitator, he has developed innovative information solutions and strategies for the US Federal Communications Commission, Olympus, GNIP, NBC Sports, World Resources Institute, Cogstate Ltd, US General Services Administration, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Commerce, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Centers for Disease Control, and the Cascade Land Conservancy.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Tuesday
May 12, 2015
PDXedTech Meetup: Student Security and Privacy by Bill Fitzgerald
eBay Community Lounge

Whether you're a teacher, software developer, or sales soldier ignorance about privacy and security just won't fly anymore. Trusting software engineers to know everything about security can put your students and business at risk. With the NSA leaks inundating the media, everyone is asking: How safe is my data?

Join us at eBay's Community Lounge for an informed discussion on privacy and security with speaker Bill Fitzgerald who focuses on educational technology security. You can follow him on Twitter.

Space is still open for quick pitches for this event. Also looking ahead, we need a main speaker for June. Spread the word.


SPONSORS:

The Math Learning Center

Northwest Education Cluster

eBay

Coursetto

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Monday
May 18, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
Engibeering
TILT Pearl District

This group is intended to bring people together who are working in the burgeoning PDX tech scene to casually discuss anything tech related over beers (or any other beverage of choice).

Let's get together, drink some beer and discuss technology!

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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
SQAUG Presents: The Importance of Abstraction in Automation Projects
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

The Importance of Abstraction in Automation Projects at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday May 20, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

The majority of automation projects fail, most within the first 6-12 months. Initially it’s easy to put something together that works for a small number of test cases, but as the application evolves, the troubleshooting/maintenance needs of the tests quickly overcome the ability of the team. Eventually (around 6-12 months) a new engineer takes over and restarts the automation effort in a new direction, often with the same issues.

This presentation will be focused on how to use the OOP concept of Abstraction to reduce the maintenance costs of automation and extend the life of your frameworks. Additional benefits will be discussed, like the ability to change the Automation Technology without rebuilding all your tests.

These concepts will work with 3rd party automation products like QTP as well as homegrown frameworks. You will get the most value from abstraction when its added at the beginning of the projects, but we will discuss how they can be leverages in larger, existing frameworks. Level: Intermediate. Knowledge of automation concepts along with some basic understanding of development practices will be assumed.

All code examples will be shown in C#, but the concepts will apply to any tool or language.

Supporting Material https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS550US550&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Why+software+automation+fails

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstraction_%28computer_science%29#Abstraction_in_object_oriented_programming

About our speaker: Michael Cowan is a Principal QA Engineer at Viewpoint Construction Software. He has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, and has held individual and management roles in both QA and Development. His passions have always been automation, and he has been a lead engineer on several successful automation frameworks.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are in our 3rd year and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Tech On Tap
CorSource

Hey Tech-On-Tappers (sorry for a lack of better name, I welcome any ideas!)

Next week is our next Tech On Tap event! If you are in tech, in Portland, and want to try some local beers, stop by! An Oregon brewery will donate beers for us all to enjoy.

Please make sure to RSVP through the link above, so we can get a good headcount.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise at droberts@corsource.com .

I look forward to seeing you!

Denise

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Design Museum Portland – UNITE: The Internet of Things
Smarsh World HQ at Pacific Center

As a part of the upcoming ThingWeek, Design Museum Portland is pleased to present an Internet of Things conversation event. Every season Design Museum Portland brings together experts from diverse fields along with communities inside and outside the design world to discuss complex themes in venues around Portland.

Our upcoming panel will tackle how the Internet of Things is disrupting business models, the consumer experience, and how design is driving the disruption. Each UNITE offers the opportunity to gain insight into how design guides professionals of various backgrounds to create successful collaborations and to solve real world problems.

Panel Members: David Ewald, Chief Creative Officer, Uncorked Studios Shashi Jain, IoT Innovation Manager, Intel Skip Newberry, President, TAO Malia Spencer, Tech Reporter, Portland Business Journal (Our Moderator)

This UNITE event will be held at the new Smarsh, Inc. corporate offices. With over 20,000 customers, Smarsh Inc. is the leading provider of archiving and compliance solutions for companies in regulated and litigious industries. Smarsh is headquartered in beautiful Portland, Oregon with offices worldwide.

This event is made possible through the generous support of Creative Circle. Creative Circle is a specialized staffing agency that connects innovative advertising, marketing, and interactive professionals with companies seeking talent on a full-time or freelance basis. The team is comprised of professionals from the advertising, interactive and marketing industries, giving us first-hand experience into what our clients and candidates experience.

ThingWeek is a week of events connecting ideas, objects, and people to shape the future of the Internet of Things.

The ability to connect everyday objects and capture data from our surroundings opens up a world of opportunity. The Internet of Things can empower us to live safer, healthier, and more productive lives by allowing us to interact with our environments in smarter, more meaningful ways.

As evolving technology continues to open new doors for design, connecting these two disciplines is essential. ThingWeek brings together Portland’s design and technology communities to explore this new frontier.

UNITE tickets are free for members, $10 for non-members. Not a member? Join today!

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Monday
May 25, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Thursday
May 28, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XIII
CENTRL Office

This month we're back in the Pearl! We want to thank CENTRL for offering up their space for the next meetup. As always, make sure you have plenty of business cards.

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: CwCF was created to be a place where other Entrepreneurs can come together to talk about their projects and see what can be done to help each other out. It's a way to discuss challenges, failures, and successes.

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Monday
Jun 1, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Jun 8, 2015
FutureTalks / WWC Networking Night @ New Relic
New Relic

Women Who Code Portland Networking Night @ New Relic

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

This month, our FutureTalks speaker series is joining forces with WWC, as we host seven engineers from New Relic giving brief technical talks about their work, all emcee'd by our very own Liz Abinante, who presented at our February event. Next Monday, June 8th will be the 4th Networking Night of their series.

Speakers:

  • Alice Goldfuss - "Docker in a Flash"
  • Ashley Puls - "Why, When, and How to Measure Performance"
  • Emily Hyland - “Programming for Humans: API design as user experience design”
  • Kate Morrow - "Jelly Bean Trails and Middle-points"
  • Katherine Wu - "Moving from ActiveRecord to a Service"
  • Katie Leonard - "Upgrading Rails"
  • Zoe Kay - "Upgrading Rails"

Program:

  • 5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking
  • 6:00-7:30 - Lightning Talks
  • 7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentations will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Monday
Jun 15, 2015
NewTech PDX: Drones
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of nearly 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. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
6:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, etc.

  • Pres. #1: Brett Lee - Pandion Multirotors

  • Pres. #2: Daniel Smith - Dark Horse Mapping
  • Pres. #3: Patrick Sherman - Roswell Test Flight Crew
  • Pres. #4: Ben Howard - Honeycomb
  • Pres. #5: Jonathan Evans - Skyward

8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Ave [at SW Ash Street])

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Wednesday
Jun 17, 2015
SQAUG Presents: QA and The Role They Play in Team Dialogue
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

QA and The Role They Play in Team Dialogue at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday June 17, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Dialogue is a contraction from the Greek words for through and words. It suggests an activity aimed at eliciting meaning…

The Greeks introduced the idea that individuals are not intelligent on their own, that it's only by reasoning together that they are able to uncover the truth for themselves. …By questioning and probing each other, carefully dissecting and analyzing ideas, finding the inconsistencies, never attacking or insulting but always searching for what they can accept between them, they can gradually attain deeper understanding and insight.

The role of QA is often seen as one that only reports negatively on the work of others: “…found a bug with your code”; “…the way you designed this isn’t good for the end user”; “…You never include requirements in your stories…and when you do, they lack sufficient details.”

The importance of True Dialogue is that it allows positive reactions and outcomes, from negative input…when done well, the benefits can be extraordinary!

About our speaker: Joe Famme is a Quality Minded individual, who’s been helping to improve the quality of his teams, and the software they work on, for over 20 years. He started in phone support with WordPerfect, in the early nineties. After about a year and a half of that…and the release of Windows 3.0…he discovered the world of QA, and has never looked back.

Besides WordPerfect, Joe’s also worked for internationally known companies Novell, Corel, Intel, and Sage.

Joe’s been working in the Portland Tech Community since 1996. He’s been part of several strong Oregon Companies and several startup companies, .com’s & .bomb’s. And, Joe’s been part of the SQAUG organization since before it became a public group.

In all of his years of being part of the Quality Assurance field, he has found that the quest for the mastery of effective communication and true dialogue has been a key element to success. And, he hopes that some of the dialogue during his presentation provides at least one insight for all attendees to take back to their teams.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are in our 3rd year and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Monday
Jun 22, 2015
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML and More. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

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

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Wednesday
Jul 15, 2015
SpiceWorks Portland IT Group
Beaverton City Library - Cathy Stanton Conf Room

Our local Sophos rep and engineer will be talking about AV technologies, latest trend and will discuss a beta version which will be released later this year.

Sophos has some T-Shirts to hand-out and I have some SpiceWorks swag as well.

Also come hungry, we will have food and drinks for everyone.

Please register early so I have a good head count for food.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:30 Networking/Food

6:30 - 7:30 Sophos

7:30 - 8:00 Question/Networking

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Tuesday
Aug 4, 2015
Building the Accessibility Roadmap
52Ltd.

I know, I know. Accessibility seems like a thing that we should do... but it's sometimes uncomfortable to talk about and it feels like there aren't that many people who need it anyway... right?

Wrong. About 1 in 5 Americans reports that they have some kind of disability - from hearing impairment, vision impairment, mobility issues to mental disabilities and more. What does this mean for you and your company? It means that if you're not creating sites, services, and products with this group of people in mind, you're letting go of a multi-billion dollar market share. It also means that you're missing opportunities to be innovative leaders in your space. It also - finally - means that you're about to be breaking the law. Did you know that companies like Target and Netflix have been successfully (and expensively) sued for failure to create and maintain accessible sites? Well, they have. And we don't want that for you.

We're putting on a seriously hands-on workshop to help people from all ends of all companies think about this topic. Building the Accessibility Roadmap is a hands-on workshop. It is not a panel, or a lecture, or a networking schmooze event. You will leave with a real plan that you can implement. If you, your department, or company is ready to start thinking about the "accessibility question" - whether because it's the right thing to do or because it's the law - this workshop is designed to take you through our proprietary tool and roadmap system that points the way forward. You'll leave with actionable tasks, not just ideas or theory.

When: Tues. Aug 4th at 6-8:30pm Where: 52 LTD Who: Anyone interested in learning more about actionable accessibility

If you're ready to start planning AND doing, this workshop is for you. We'll cover a bit about the law, but the workshop is really geared toward helping you develop a real plan and approach for creating your company's accessibility roadmap.

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Thursday
Aug 20, 2015
Women Navigate IT: Empathy in Tech
AppNexus

Why does tech shy away from empathy with customers (or employees for that matter)? Lately the new thing has been to "bring empathy to the customer process" - which isn't really a new thing at all. In fact, development decisions as well as business decisions can rely on empathy as a compass.

This short workshop will take you through the process of creating a customer journey & empathy map that will help you question the status quo, build great tech, and grow in your career.

The workshop will be lead by Kristen Gallagher, the founder of education design firm Edify. We will also have an interactive section. You will leave with tools to navigate your career more successfully.

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Thursday
Aug 27, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XV
Happy Cup Coffee

We'll be on the NE side of town thanks to our gracious host Happy Cup Coffee

They will also be providing your morning cup of joe!

This event has been growing and we're happy that more than 600 people have joined the group!! We would love to see all of your happy shining faces at Happy Cup on the 27th! As always, bring plenty of business cards and be ready to talk about what you're working on.

Cheers!

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Tuesday
Sep 29, 2015
Food Bytes Presents: Connecting Hidden Talents
CrowdCompass

This month, we're all about forging connections through hidden talents.

Perhaps you're launching a new service for restaurateurs and need beta testers. Maybe you're looking to bring your talents to the foodtech industry or seeking a co-founder for a revolutionary urban farming concept. Or, you simply want to get to know this growing foodtech community.

Bring your ideas, latest projects, and hairy questions to our next community gathering that'll feature a fun event to make new connections while unearthing your hidden talents.

Our Sponsors:
- CrowdCompass creates mobile apps for conferences, tradeshows, meetings and events that range in size from 50 to 50,000 attendees.
- Spork is a catering concierge service designed to deliver a quality dining experience enriched with local variety.
- Khao San serves up Thai street food and desserts

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Wednesday
Sep 30, 2015
ChickTech's Scrum Workshop
DeskHub

Come to ChickTech’s Scrum Workshop to get a refresher or an introduction to the world of Scrum. For two Wednesday evenings in a row, you will go through the core aspects of the Scrum Framework. This includes why Scrum works, the key players on each Scrum team, and how product development occurs within Scrum.

Registration for this event includes both workshop sessions. You can register for the event via Eventbrite.

Scrum is an agile way to manage a project, usually software development. Agile software development with Scrum is often perceived as a methodology; but rather than viewing Scrum as methodology, think of it as a framework for managing a process. -Mountain Goat Software

The Instructor: Austin Richter, Scrum Master Austin, a Certified Scrum Master, has been working within the Scrum Framework for two years. Before that he worked as Project Coordinator on a team that was transitioning from a Waterfall approach to Scrum.

Session 1, September 30th: Introduction to Scrum and Building a Backlog The first session will offer an overview/refresher of the Scrum Framework. In this workshop we will explore the differences betwen a Waterfall approach and the Scrum Framework. This will highlight the importance of feedback to a team. We will demonstrate these concepts by constructing a bridge and building backlogs. During the building a backlog activity we will explore the three roles on the Scrum Team.

Session 2, October 7th: Sprint Simulation In this workshop you will build something for a customer using the Scrum process. Through this exercise you will go through each step of the Scrum process and produce the necessary artifacts to be successful in a given Sprint. From building a task board to demonstrating your product to the stakeholders, you will be immersed into the scrum process during the Sprint Simulation.

By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of Scrum.

Part of ChickTech’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who wants to practice the Scrum workflow to register for this event!

Dates: September 30th and October 7th

Time: Doors open at 5:30pm and close around 8:30pm. The sessions will run 6-8pm

Location: DeskHub 334 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Registration pays for dinner both evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount left over supports ChickTech: High School.

A big thank you to our event location provider, DeskHub!

ChickTech: Career events are open to all genders with a focus on women.

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Thursday
Oct 1, 2015
Hiring a Dev Team in 2015: Where are top companies finding talent?
Simple

~Brought to you by Code Fellows~

Want to know who Portland companies are hiring? With more than half a million vacant high-tech jobs across the country—and with university computer science programs generating only a small portion of the candidates for these jobs—where do companies find developers? Are they hiring from code schools, and, if so, how do these developers stack up? Find out at this panel discussion, moderated by Hello World founder Dan Linn and featuring recruiting and hiring managers from some of Portland's top tech companies, including Urban Airship, Jama, and New Relic.

Tweet questions for the panelists to #PDXtechdevjobs.

Join us for pizza, drinks and a special Q&A about how to hire—or join—a dev team in 2015.

RSVP today! Attendance is capped at 60.

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Tuesday
Oct 6, 2015
Networking Night @ Quick Left: Advanced Negotiation Practices
Quick Left

For our upcoming Networking Night at Quick Left, we're switching things up and featuring a talk on advanced networking techniques by Karen O'Keefe. This is a very important topic that each of us will face throughout our careers, and we're very lucky to have Karen joining us to impart her knowledge and experience.


Program

6:00-6:30 - Check-in + Networking
6:30-6:45 - Women Who Code Intro + Quick Left Intro
6:45-7:45 - Women and Negotiation: Professional Happines, One Conversation at a Time
7:45-8:30
- Networking + Wrap-up


Women and Negotiation: Professional Happiness One Conversation at a Time

When we hear the word ‘negotiation,’ most of us think about deal-making, buying and selling on behalf of a company, legal settlements, union/management contract negotiations, and mergers and acquisitions. In these cases, the negotiators follow a formal process to achieve their successes.

While important, not everyone is involved in buying and selling in this sense. Many of us are navigating workplace issues on our way to becoming respected professionals and leaders. Examples of our work conversations revolve around getting resources to do our job, priority for our projects, for getting new opportunities, support for our ideas, for advancement, to hammer out budget agreements, a change in title, or a change in work schedule. Negotiating skill is critical to accomplishing these goals. Today, we will learn how to apply a deal-maker’s formal negotiation process to our work conversations in order to achieve our goals, to bring professional happiness and to develop as leaders in our organizations.


About Karen O'Keefe: 

Karen O’Keefe is the founder of Advanced Negotiation Strategies, a training and consulting firm dedicated to helping professionals and business owners achieve breakthrough results by building personal and company-wide negotiation strength. She works with business owners and their teams to develop overall negotiation strategy, to prepare and plan for negotiations, and to build executives’ and managers’ negotiation skills through training.

Prior to launching her own firm, Karen enjoyed a successful 25-year career with several large manufacturing firms, where she held operations and financial responsibility for performance in the supply chain disciplines. She negotiated multi-million dollar logistics contracts and designed and managed service programs to support the flow of goods from suppliers through to the firms’ customers.


About Quick Left:

Quick Left Inc. is a leading provider of innovative software development services and tools with offices in Boulder, Denver, Portland and San Francisco. Its services team specializes in agile web development, mobile applications, design and team training/mentoring. The company also operates Sprintly, a development management platform designed to power a more productive relationship between teams and their managers. Together with Sprintly, Quick Left accelerates software product launches with a process defined by accountability, simplicity, scalability and today’s smartest web technologies. 

Visit Quick Left at quickleft.com.

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Wednesday
Oct 7, 2015
ChickTech's Scrum Workshop
DeskHub

Come to ChickTech’s Scrum Workshop to get a refresher or an introduction to the world of Scrum. For two Wednesday evenings in a row, you will go through the core aspects of the Scrum Framework. This includes why Scrum works, the key players on each Scrum team, and how product development occurs within Scrum.

Registration for this event includes both workshop sessions. You can register for the event via Eventbrite.

Scrum is an agile way to manage a project, usually software development. Agile software development with Scrum is often perceived as a methodology; but rather than viewing Scrum as methodology, think of it as a framework for managing a process. -Mountain Goat Software

The Instructor: Austin Richter, Scrum Master Austin, a Certified Scrum Master, has been working within the Scrum Framework for two years. Before that he worked as Project Coordinator on a team that was transitioning from a Waterfall approach to Scrum.

Session 1, September 30th: Introduction to Scrum and Building a Backlog The first session will offer an overview/refresher of the Scrum Framework. In this workshop we will explore the differences betwen a Waterfall approach and the Scrum Framework. This will highlight the importance of feedback to a team. We will demonstrate these concepts by constructing a bridge and building backlogs. During the building a backlog activity we will explore the three roles on the Scrum Team.

Session 2, October 7th: Sprint Simulation In this workshop you will build something for a customer using the Scrum process. Through this exercise you will go through each step of the Scrum process and produce the necessary artifacts to be successful in a given Sprint. From building a task board to demonstrating your product to the stakeholders, you will be immersed into the scrum process during the Sprint Simulation.

By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of Scrum.

Part of ChickTech’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who wants to practice the Scrum workflow to register for this event!

Dates: September 30th and October 7th

Time: Doors open at 5:30pm and close around 8:30pm. The sessions will run 6-8pm

Location: DeskHub 334 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Registration pays for dinner both evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount left over supports ChickTech: High School.

A big thank you to our event location provider, DeskHub!

ChickTech: Career events are open to all genders with a focus on women.

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

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

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

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

Check out the schedule too.

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Monday
Oct 12, 2015
a11y Working Group: Gitbook Part II
Puppet

Didn't make it to part I? That is ok - come along anyway! At our September meetup, we started our open-source accessibility planning guide, using Gitbooks. We defined the goal of the book as a concise guide for decision-makers in companies making software applications. We roughed out chapters and each took one (see book for details on page one of each chapter).

Our first milestone will be a chapter draft from each of us by the November meetup, when we will work on it more. Gitbooks enables anyone to write and design lovely books with as much public collaboration as they wish.

Friday
Oct 16, 2015
NewTech PDX - AM Thought Leader Coffee
DeskHub

Ken Levy, who bootstrapped his company 4-Tell to revenue and then some will talk about; Convincing clients to use a product that’s not finished, growing with revenue from clients, and waiting as long as possible to get investors.

We'll have coffee, some morning snacks, and the amazing morning connections made to start your day off right!

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Wednesday
Oct 21, 2015
SQAUG Presents: QA and Poetry - Scott Poole is here to discuss how these two disciplines are surprisingly related!
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

QA and Poetry - how these two disciplines are surprisingly related at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday October 21, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm Event is FREE and Open to the Public

This month, we are excited to welcome Scott Poole for a talk on how writing a poem is similar to QA. You have to anticipate the pitfalls an audience and a user might fall into. To illustrate this, Scott will read several humorous poems that reflect on this QA type experience. He will discuss about how both disciplines have influenced each other and the benefits gained. Scott is also one of the keynote speakers for the PNSQC’s October events and will be tailoring his presentation specifically for SQAUG!

About our speaker: Scott Poole is most well known as the “House Poet” on the weekly Live Wire! public radio variety show, taped in Portland and broadcast nationally by Public Radio International. However, he is also a software developer. Currently, he’s the Senior Web Developer for Columbia United Providers in Vancouver, WA. He’s been writing code for 9 years and poetry for 25. He is the author of three books of poetry, The Cheap Seats, Hiding from Salesmen and, most recently, The Sliding Glass Door.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: • Event is Free to the public • Onsite parking (directions below) • Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served • No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are in our 3rd year and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org

Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XVI
Breken Kitchen

We're back after taking September off. Since then we've grown to over 700 members! THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THIS INCREDIBLE ECOSYSTEM!

We're going to be on the NW side of town this month. We hope to see you all there.

If you have never been to one of these, it's very simple. Come, have a cup of coffee, and talk to fellow Entrepreneurs about what they're working on. Bring lots of business cards and be ready to talk to people about your challenges, wins, or anything you want to cover.

See you all there!

http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Coffee-w-Co-Founders/events/225996977/

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Code Oregon Labs
Code Fellows

Online learners of all stripes are invited to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows will provide tutors at a 6:1 ratio. Bring your laptop! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

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Food Bytes Presents: Talking Trash
Quick Left

Wasted food comes at an enormous financial and environmental cost. In the US, food is the largest single source of waste.

  • 40% of all food never makes it to the table. That's about 20 lbs per person per month at a cost of $165 billion each year.
  • 30% of all food, worth $48 billion, is thrown away annually.
  • Food production accounts for approx. 16% of energy use, 50% of land, and 80% of freshwater consumed.

We're bringing together local experts to discuss how they are fighting wasted food by working with farmers, distributors, and foodservice providers. Learn about the creativity, complexity, and technology involved in their solutions as well as opportunities to continue to address waste in our food systems.

Panelists:

  • Claire Cummings is the Waste Guru at Bon Appétit Management Co which provides full-service restaurant management and operates over 650 cafes. Claire manages the Imperfectly Delicious Produce program which works with farmers, distributors, and chefs to save cosmetically challenged produce from going to waste.
  • Brennan Hogan is a Marketing Manager at LeanPath which provides automated food waste prevention solutions for operators of all sizes. LeanPath was founded in 2004 by a team of Portland-based entrepreneurs and enables clients to cut kitchen food waste by 50% or more and up to 6% on food costs.

Schedule:
6:30 Doors open
6:45 Event begins
8:00 Breakout discussions
8:30 Conversations & mingling

Our Host:
Quick Left builds web & mobile applications for companies that want to accelerate & elevate their dev teams.

Bites & Bevs Provided by:
- Spork is a catering concierge service designed to deliver a quality dining experience enriched with local variety.
- Tamale Boy serves casual Mexican street food using local, seasonal Northwest produce and meats from its food truck and restaurant located at 1764 NE Dekum St.
-Base Camp Brewing Company crafts beer with an eye toward innovation and creativity as well as consistency and balance and can be had at its Taproom, 930 SE Oak St.

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Monday
Oct 26, 2015
PDXAUX Guest Presenter: Gian Wild on Mobile Accessibility
Puppet

Join us at Puppet Labs for a presentation by Gian Wild on how to make your mobile sites accessible. You want to make sure your desktop site is fully accessible but now it is perhaps more important to make sure your mobile site or responsive web site is fully accessible to people with with disabilities. Many people with disabilities prefer using a mobile device to the desktop. WCAG2 was written before mobile devices were ubiquitous, and there are some accessibility issues unique to the mobile format, such as lack of keyboard, lack of mouse hover and reduced screen size. Gian will be talking about the most common problems and how you can avoid them.

More about Gian Wild:

Gian Wild is the CEO of AccessibilityOz an Australian company that is expanding into the U.S. Market. Gian has worked in the accessibility industry since 1998 and consulted on the development of the first Level AAA accessible web site in Australia. She ran the accessibility consultancy PurpleTop from 2000 to 2005 and built the accessibility tool, PurpleCop. Gian Wild spent seven years on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and contributed to the W3C Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group and the W3C Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines Working Group. She spent six years contributing to the development of WCAG2. In addition to her accessibility work, Gian is often asked to judge the accessibility aspect of web awards, having previously judged the Web Directions McFarlane Award, been the Accessibility Judge for FullCodePress (build a web site in a day) twice and has been the Accessibility Judge for the Australian Web Awards three years running.

Soft drinks provided by Puppet Labs.

The Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup will address how to incorporate accessibility and universal design principles into project planning, user research, and UX evaluation. The purpose of this meet up is to host an ongoing conversation about how to design and build tools that are inclusive to the greatest number of people possible - meaning those with and without (dis)abilities.

We intend to discuss topics related to accessibility policy and regulations, incorporating people with disabilities into an iterative project lifecycle, how to conduct UX research with diverse populations, automated and manual tools for UX evaluation, building accessibility into company policy and practice, and much more!

A UX Universal and Inclusive Design meet up is timely as we see the Dept. of Justice handing down ruling after ruling requiring digital products and services to be accessible (i.e. Netflix, Redbox, Target, etc...). This meet up will provide a much needed resource for Portland based companies and individuals interested in accessibility, universal design, and inclusive design.

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Tuesday
Oct 27, 2015
VanTechy Meetup
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

NOTE: LOCATION HAS CHANGED TO OLD IVY TAPROOM

VanTechy is the social starting point for the Vancouver Tech scene.

The beginning of a startup is about people and ideas. VanTechy, is our local meeting point for meeting each other in a relaxed, casual format. Our goals include:

  • Welcoming new people to the growing Vancouver tech community.
  • Sharing and discovering local events, opportunities, connections.
  • Growing our skills and learning new things.
  • Sharing our experience by mentoring new members.

For beginners, VanTechy is where you should start. For veterans, VanTechy is a place to share and mentor others.

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2015
Camp Optimization Meet-Up
Migration Brewery

No need to worry if you missed last month's event because our next meet-up is on Thursday, October 29th.

This month Kyle Duford, will be sharing a bit about his experiences creating and optimizing award winning e-commerce experiences. Kyle has successfully built and led e-commerce teams for notable consumer brands including Dr. Martens, Speck Products, Nau, and Chrome Industries - doubing or tripling their online revenue within 18 months - as well has helped other outdoor brands such as KEEN, Blue Seventy, Nuun, Rudy Project, Retul, and Carmichael Training Systems. Come learn what it takes from a man who has done it.

We will be meeting at Migration Brewing for some beer and casual networking. You can find us in the Annex where the first round of beer is on us.

AGENDA: 4:30pm - 5:00pm Arrive at Migration Brewing at 2828 NE Glisan St (Meet in the Annex)

5:00pm - 5:20pm Presentation from Kyle Duford

5:30pm - 7:00pm Socializing and Networking

Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

What is Camp Optimization?

Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digitalmarketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins.

Who is roboboogie?

Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

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Monday
Nov 9, 2015
Portland Startup Weekend Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Join us for our traditional pre-event!

  • Meet sponsors, organizers, alumni and other people who are interested in Startup Weekend.

  • Hear tips on how to get the most out of your Startup Weekend experience.

  • Get ahead of the curve by making connections early.

This event is open to anyone who is interested in Startup Weekend.

Snacks are on us.

If you have any questions, email Sheri.Dover@gmail.com

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Thursday
Nov 12, 2015
Portland Campus: How to go from [Your Seemingly-Unrelated career] to Developer
Code Fellows

Wondering how to move from your current job into a tech career? Want to hear how your current skills translate into the tech world? Already a developer and need to learn a new stack or level up your skills?

Join us for a beer (or ginger ale!) to explore career paths in tech and how to get there. You'll hear from professional developers about how they found their way into their current roles. Bring all your questions about the tech industry and how you can change your career.

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2015
Portland Tech Mixer
Irving Street Kitchen

Join Gemalto, SheerID and Avangate on Wednesday, November 18th at Irving Street Kitchen to connect with other local software and SaaS folks for discussions around everything from how to get started creating online revenue flows to improving your already existing online selling experience to increase revenue and help clients make smart decisions that deepen relationships with existing customers.

Space is limited, so RSVP today!

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XVII
Coava

NOTE THE NEW TIME!

We're gonna head back over to Coava this month on the SE side of town. We hope to see everyone there as we head into the holiday season.

The format is pretty laid back. Come by, grab a cup of coffee, and network with other business owners who are working on incredible projects. We can't wait to hear what you're working on!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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#PDXTech2020: The Future of TechTown Portland
McClenahan Bruer (McBru)

What will it take for Portland to become an international tech hub by the year 2020?

We’d be honored if you would join Kerry McClenahan, CEO of McClenahan Bruer, and Joaquin Lippincott, CEO of Metal Toad, for an evening of futuristic conversation about Portland and its rising position in the tech industry. These two business leaders and tech visionaries will engage in a lively Q&A on such topics as:

Where does Portland stand today in the tech industry? What it will take for Portland to gain a more international leadership role? How can we improve diversity in tech What are some current initiatives to enhance STEM education? What kind of environment do we provide for funding start-ups?

To RSVP, please click this Eventbrite link.

Plan to attend? Great! Bring your own questions and comments for Kerry and Joaquin for a post Q&A discussion. Light snacks and refreshments provided by McBru during and after the event.

Socialize! Follow #PDXTech2020 on Twitter where we’ll broadcast live on Periscope and take questions from viewers.

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Code Oregon Labs
Code Fellows

Code Fellows invites online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows provides tutors at a 6:1 ratio -- and pizza for the hungry. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! http://nov19codeoregon.eventbrite.com/?aff=callagator

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Wednesday
Dec 9, 2015
Portland's First Ever Cricket Cook-Off
WeWork US Custom House

Calling All Adventurous Eaters and Cooks!

Join us for Portland's first ever Cricket Cook-Off on Wednesday, December 9th.
We invite you to show off your talents and palates using crickets.
That's right. The kind that chirp.

Adventurous Cooks: We welcome cooks of all experience levels to design new dishes or recreate your favorite recipes using crickets. We provide the crickets, you provide the goodies. Did we mention there will be prizes?! Sign up by Mon, Nov 23.

Adventurous Eaters: Where else will you get to sample such an amazing array of cricket goodies? You'll also have the great honor of selecting the People's Choice Award for your favorite bite of the night. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance.

Competition Sign-up: Sign up by Mon, Nov 23 at http://bit.ly/1QqG2t7.

Tickets: Free to compete and $5 to eat. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.






Full details about the Cook-Off available at www.foodbytespdx.com.

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Tuesday
Dec 15, 2015
PDXAUX Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Help us close out the year at the patio of Green Dragon for happy hour to network and discuss accessibility and the user experience!

The Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup will address how to incorporate accessibility and universal design principles into project planning, user research, and UX evaluation. The purpose of this meet up is to host an ongoing conversation about how to design and build tools that are inclusive to the greatest number of people possible - meaning those with and without (dis)abilities.

We intend to discuss topics related to accessibility policy and regulations, incorporating people with disabilities into an iterative project lifecycle, how to conduct UX research with diverse populations, automated and manual tools for UX evaluation, building accessibility into company policy and practice, and much more!

A UX Universal and Inclusive Design meet up is timely as we see the Dept. of Justice handing down ruling after ruling requiring digital products and services to be accessible (i.e. Netflix, Redbox, Target, etc...). This meet up will provide a much needed resource for Portland based companies and individuals interested in accessibility, universal design, and inclusive design.

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Wednesday
Jan 6, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Presumptive Design
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Presumptive Design: UX in the Problem Space" with Charles Lambdin, Intel!

In this talk you will learn how Presumptive Design differs from traditional user-centered design, as well as how it welcomes and leverages our irrationality by utilizing failure as the main catalyst for insight.

About the Speaker

Charles Lambdin is a User Experience Researcher at Intel Corporation.

Come join CHIFOO for our first speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Thursday
Jan 14, 2016
Develop Your Career in Tech: How to Get There
Code Fellows

Join Code Fellows for an evening chat on roles in tech and how to get there. This month we'll get specific on skills you need to land various jobs, and different paths to break into coding.

Beth Adele Long, Web Architect at Planet Argon

Katherine Wu, Developer at New Relic

Jordan Smith, Freelance Interactive Designer

We love to build community, each month we're partnering with FreeGeeks - donate any electronics you no longer use and learn about their internship opportunities in tech.

Please RSVP on EventBrite http://pdxjan14techcareers.eventbrite.com/?aff=Caligator

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Tuesday
Jan 26, 2016
Ladies' Night
Chirpify

We are excited to announce next Tuesday we are having our 5th Ladies' Night. Join us for food, drinks and great conversation with digital start-up ladies at the Chirpify offices.

Please RSVP before the 26th

Hosted and food provided by Chirpify with drinks provided by Jim Beam!

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Thursday
Jan 28, 2016
TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrepreneur with J.R. Storment & Jessica Brandes – “Health & Life Balance while Starting Your Startup”
TBD

Please join us for this month’s installment of Confessions of an Entrepreneur featuring Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer of Cloudability, J.R. Storment and Dr. Jessica Brandes, Founding Physician of Infuse Health for their talk titled, “Health and Life Balance While Starting your Startup.”

Dr. Jessice Brandes -- A board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, she earned her doctorate from the CNME-accredited National College of National Medicine. A former New Yorker, Jessica did her undergraduate work at NYU. She is a member of the AANP and the OANP and holds a certification in the use of advanced IV treatments from the IIVNTP.

Jessica lives in Portland with her software startup executive husband and twin boys. She maintains a hot yoga practice, experiments with paleo and ketogenic cooking and was once a NASM certified personal trainer.

JR Storment - J. R. Storment Co-founded Cloudability Inc. in 2011 and serves as its Chief Customer Officer. Mr. Storment is focused on ensuring that Cloudability’s customers succeed by promoting customer engagement, product education and advocacy. He held several startups and experienced firsthand the challenges of managing cloud costs. The first decade of his career was as web consultant helping businesses like Sothebys, Charles Schwab, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority define a customer-centric technology strategy for their web platforms.

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Friday
Jan 29, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Presumptive Design Workshop
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Presumptive Design Workshop: Bounded Irrational Design Research Process" with Leo Frishberg, Phase II!

Based on his (and Charles Lambdin's) recently published book, Presumptive Design: Design Provocations for Innovation, Frishberg leads a half day workshop that turns the usual Discover | Define | Design process on its head. Presumptive Design (PrD) begins with the design of an artifact to provoke meaningful interactions and conversations with end-users. PrD is a low-cost method for reducing the risk of inventing the future.

Attendees will learn the theoretical frameworks on which it is based as well as have ample opportunity to practice the method. Topics include: the Owen/Kumar/Sato Design Thinking framework, the five principles of PrD, when it works and when it doesn't and much much more. As an added bonus, all workshop attendees will receive a signed copy of the book.

REGISTRATION

Early bird - by December 15th Late registration - starts January 15th

About the Speaker

For over 40 years, Leo has a B.A. in Environmental Planning from UCSC and an M.Arch from SCI-ARC. In 1984, Leo began his career as a User Experience Architect. In 2004, Leo began to formalize his approach to design research, a process he calls Presumptive Design.

Come join CHIFOO for our January 29th workshop and our second speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities" on February 10th!

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Tuesday
Feb 2, 2016
Designing for Diversity
Portland Development Commission

"In diversity there is beauty and there is strength." - Maya Angelou

Design has the power to permeate every product, moment, and solution in our lives.

At the same time, diversity of thought leads to innovations in design that have the power to transform everyday life.

The question is, how do we design products, services & environments that reflect a diversity of experiences and perspectives, which are shaped by things like race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, ability/disability and location, among other factors?

Please join us and our incredible panel of diversity, design + technology leaders, as we seek to address what diversity means, not only in the world of design and technology, but in the world at large.

About our panelists:

Tyesha Snow has spent more than a decade creating and shaping interactive experiences and successfully managing software products, working with some of the world’s largest agencies to create brand affinity for Fortune 500 companies in multiple industries.

James Pritchett is an award-winning designer, known for delivering out-of-the-box concepts, dynamic visuals and innovative strategies for online and print delivery. His background includes acclaimed work on campaigns for startups to leading Fortune 500 brands. He is currently founder & CEO of The More Company.

Joy Alise Davis is a collaborative design strategist and interdisciplinary social practitioner. She is a founding partner of Design Culture Lab, a research-based social lab dedicated to the transformation of neighborhoods through collaborative design strategies that address complex spatial issues of cultural, racial and ethnic inequality.

An expert in front-end web development and UI, Darren Bruckner has been designing and building quality websites and web applications for major companies for almost 10 years. He’s currently founder and CEO of Workfrom.

About our moderator:

Stephen Green is currently serving as community director of Elevate Capital and has over 10 years of experience connecting small/diverse businesses owners to the resources they need.

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Wednesday
Feb 3, 2016
Portland Startup Week: Investing in Justice
Idealist

There's been a recent shift in how activists are trying to bring about social change, and SJF is at the forefront of this shift.

Come find out how you can get involved!

This article has a great breakdown on this new trend of entrepreneurial activism:

For some activists, being entrepreneurial has meant the following things: treating their activist work like a business, turning to popular social media platforms to put out their own press releases and looking for people to invest in their initiative with money and not just good faith.

More about the hosting organizations:

Social Justice Fund Northwest is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. They leverage the resources of their members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana & Wyoming.

PDXNALTA is a networking group for underrepresented people of color in tech.

Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration. With more than 100,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to our English, Spanish & French sites, Idealist helps people move from intention to action all over the world.

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Wednesday
Feb 10, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Faulty by Design
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Faulty by Design: A Psychological Examination of User Decision Making" with William Gribbons, PhD, Bentley University!

Our ability to navigate within a product is impacted by the underlying psychology of decision making. Bill presents a variety of design practices that UX designers can use to address complex decisions, facilitating more effective outcomes.

About the Speaker

Bill Gribbons is Director of the graduate Human Factors program at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts.

Come join CHIFOO for our second speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

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Saturday
Feb 13, 2016
Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers
Code Fellows

This is a paid event, please register at EventrBrite via the link

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! This one-day workshop is the perfect place to figure out if it’s for you. You’ll get a sneak peek of what a career in coding involves, plus a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience.

Learn how websites are built and code one yourself using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices.

To Prepare for Class: Please complete the prep work included in your confirmation email and bring your own laptop computer to the workshop. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided. Email portland@codefellows.com if you have any dietary restrictions.

Refund Policy: This course is fully refundable up to 24 hours before the start of the event. Cancellations within 24 hours of the start of the event are non-refundable and non-transferable. To request a refund, please click "Request Refund" on your ticket in Eventbrite or email us at portland@codefellows.com.

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Wednesday
Feb 17, 2016
Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur
DeskHub

Do you want to start your own technology company, but don't know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people go to jobs they don't enjoy, but few do something about it. At the “Employee to Entrepreneur” event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who left their jobs to pursue their own startup company. Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have made the transition, and discuss any questions or concerns that you have. How do you know if you have a good idea? What are the first steps in an entrepreneurial journey? Join us for a fun evening!

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Wednesday
Mar 2, 2016
VENUE CHANGE: Founders Institute - Startup Funding 101: How to Raise Capital for Your Idea
DeskHub

At this free fundraising workshop, We will host a successful Entrepreneur who has successfully raised capital for their company and experienced Investor that funds startups, will walk you through the process to raise capital for your own idea.

This is NOT a startup pitch competition, or an opportunity to pitch investors your ideas.

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CHIFOO Event: A Media for a Chorus of Voices
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "A Media for a Chorus of Voices" with Ward Cunningham!

Ward talk about the reinventing Wiki and how distributed internet’s idealistic founding with technological innovation has brewed since its inception. While venture money chases unicorns were happy to build trilobites because we’d be happy to inform the future even if we don’t own it.

About the Speaker

Ward Cunningham has worked for and consulted to daring startups and huge corporations. He has served as CTO, Director, Fellow, Principal Engineer and Inventor. He is best known for creating wiki.

Come join CHIFOO for our third speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Wednesday
Mar 9, 2016
Founders Institute: Information Session
DeskHub Portland

The Founder Institute is the world’s most challenging and effective step-by-step program to start a company. Many leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more. Join us for an informational event where you can meet local Directors, ask questions and learn how you can launch a startup in Portland with our help.

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Code Fellows Grads & Their Bosses: What Got Them Hired
Code Fellows

"Will they really hire me??" This is far and away the most common question we get from career-changers considering jumping feet first into immersive training with Code Fellows. Our answer is, "YES," but don't take it from us: Come hear from PDX tech hiring managers and their code school-trained developers! Find out what they were looking for and why they hired these code school grads.

CollegeNET Inc.: Ron Floyd, Web Developer // Tyler Roy-Hart Production Manager & Lead Developer

Nike: Laura Kuhner, Web Developer // Katie Boyd, Web Developer

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Thursday
Mar 10, 2016
Ignite V7
Alberta Rose Theatre

1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

What is Ignite? Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite is focused on all things tech.

Meet our Emcee: Alex Payne Alex Payne is an angel investor and advisor. He works with companies in Portland and around the US. Alex cofounded online banking service Simple and was previously an early employee and Platform Lead at Twitter. You can probably find him at Next Level Burger on SE Hawthorne & 41st.

Event Details: When: Thursday, March 10, 2016 Where: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

Timeline: 5:30 PM - Doors Open 6:30 PM - Presentations Start with Intermission 9:00 PM - End of Program Food and Beverage: Pasties, snacks, sweets, beer, wine, and various non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase

Sponsored by: Catalyst Dev Works

Series Sponsor: Kforce

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Monday
Mar 14, 2016
Small Talks: How Space Can Help Foster a Great Company Culture
WeWork Custom House

Company culture happens - whether you have two employees or a thousand. Engaged companies make intentional, strategic commitments to create a great company culture. Join us for a lively discussion with successful local companies on how the design of space can potentially help foster great company culture.

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Thursday
Mar 24, 2016
Code Oregon Labs: Animating Websites
Code Fellows

Code Fellows invites online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs!

Last month we focused on coding for responsive websites, now let’s make ‘em dance! Gaston Figueroa of Uncorked Studios will kick us off with a demo on coding for animation.

Gaston is a Front-end developer and a Creative Engineer at Uncorked Studios. He has a passion for user friendly interactive experiences, data visualization and creative code.

About the talk: The 30 min. demo will focus on getting started with web animations. We will look at specific examples to explore various tools, languages (HTML, JavaScript, and CSS), and techniques we can use to produce and optimize web animations.

After the animation demo, it'll be open lab as usual! Together with Code Oregon and generous volunteers from the #pdxtech community, Code Fellows is happy to host this event. Each month, our goal is a 6:1 tutor-to-learner ratio.

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Wednesday
Apr 6, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Marketing Isn't Storytelling.
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Marketing Isn't Storytelling. It's world building." with Ian Lurie, Portent

For years, we’ve referred to ‘marketing as storytelling.’ This creates a problem: Storytelling involves a single narrative arc, and our customers don’t want to be dragged into a single arc. They want a space in which they can move about and create their own stories.

Come to this session to hear how playing Dungeons and Dragons teaches great marketing, the basic principles of marketing worldbuilding, and why this may have broader application.

About the Speaker

Ian Lurie is CEO and Founder of Portent, a full-service digital agency he started in 1995.

Come join CHIFOO for our fourth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Wednesday
Apr 13, 2016
OEN Angel Oregon 2016 Showcase
Gerding Theater at the Armory

OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase is your opportunity to nurture breakthrough ideas, discover new markets, and make invaluable business connections. Join over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies!

The program will feature 12 pitches from the finalists in our Angel Oregon Program, as well as a presentation on the state of angel investing in Oregon from Rob Wiltbank, an Entrepreneurship Professor at Willamette University. The audience will get to vote on winners for our early-stage category, and at the end of the day, one of our growth-stage finalists will win an investment award of $200,000 to $300,000.

See the presenters and register here: https://www.oen.org/calendar-events/showcase/

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Tuesday
Apr 19, 2016
Docker PDX Meetup #11
Puppet

Please make sure to RSVP on the meetup page! Thanks.

This month we have two great talks by Carl Caum from Puppet Labs and Mike Coleman from Docker!

Agenda: 6:30 - Welcome, networking, food and drinks thanks to Intel and Sumo Logic 7:00 - Carl Caum: Adopting Docker in today's IT As IT teams plan to deploy Docker, they are often looking for the shortest path to get from where they are today to where they want to be with Docker. One challenge is getting the Docker runtime deployed on operating systems already approved by IT and part of existing deployment processes. Once the runtime is deployed, teams need to quickly start managing their container apps across the available cluster nodes. Finally, teams need a clear path to integrate Docker management technologies like Docker Universal Control Plane into existing change management and delivery processes.

This talk will cover:

Using configuration management tools to deploy the docker runtime, sync Docker images, and ensure containers are running where desired with the desired runtime configuration. Using configuration management practices of identification, control, status accounting, and verification/audit to manage Docker infrastructure over time Build Docker infrastructure change management processes leveraging infrastructure as code to enable continuous peer review, audit, and replication.

Carl Caum is a technical marketing manager at Puppet Labs with a background in systems administration, software development, and product management. He specializes in IT cultures with a focus on how tools can be leveraged to enforce cultural change in otherwise stagnant IT organizations to increase collaboration and job satisfaction. He tweets at @ccaum.

7:45 - Mike Coleman: Docker Announcement Docker has an announcement and Mike is going to review the newest features of the Docker platform. This will be updated with more information after the public release.

Mike Coleman is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Docker. He tweets at @mikegcoleman.

8:30 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to Puppet Labs for space and Intel and Sumo Logic for food and drinks!

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Wednesday
May 4, 2016
Portland and The Sharing Economy!
WeWork Custom House

The sharing economy is changing the way people get things done, work, travel, learn, and so much more. In Portland, we’re just starting to see the fruits of these movements and how they can change communities. We invite you to join us in an evening of conversation about how Portland can utilize these emerging platforms to cultivate greater community and prosperity for it’s citizens.

There will be appetizers, wine, and beer.

Presenters

Sarah Iannarone (candidate for mayor of Portland)

April Rinne: Sharing Economy Advisor, Advocate, Pioneer & Investor

John Connor and Nick Bucheleres of SkillSesh

Jason Wilde of Spinlister

Kat Solis of ADX

More to be announced!

RSVP Here: https://skillsesh5716a11466925.splashthat.com/

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CHIFOO Event: Be Here When
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Be Here When: Faith Based Communities Contemplate Technologies for Themselves" with John D. Smith, Co-Author of Digital Habitats!

Churches and faith-based communities live with many contradictions that are completely irrational depending on where you stand or what hat you wear. Their irrationality challenges our normal thinking about design, technology, and human interaction. To understand what’s going on as a community’s technology steward you need to stand inside and outside, be local and nonlocal, be in the organization and outside, be a newbie and an old-timer, have a short-timer’s view and play the long game, be both geek and technophobe, and observe it all as an actor and as a barefoot ethnographer. Every day.

About the Speaker

John co-authored “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities” with Etienne Wenger and Nancy White. He is a buddhist meditation teacher with a master’s degree in planning and architecture from the University of New Mexico.

Come join CHIFOO for our fifth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Thursday
May 5, 2016
Analytics Pros: Google Analytics 1/2 Day Training
Revolution Hall

Analytics Pros Presents: 12:00-5:00pm Google Analytics for Optimization Training

This 1/2 day training session is a great way to quickly learn from the analytics experts, and is perfect for those getting started with Google Analytics or just looking for tips on how to get the most out of their optimization efforts.

There are limited seats remaining for the 12:00-5:00pm session. Take advantage of the special $99 price (regularly $399) and sign-up today.

Training Agenda:

12:00 - 1:30pm: Crash Course to Google Analytics

1:45 - 2:15pm: How to find what to test with Google Analytics

2:15 - 2:45pm: Integrating Google Analytics and your optimization platform

2:45 - 3:45pm: Exercise: Create, Target, and Analyze Audiences

4:00 - 5:00pm: Reporting Options, Google Optimize Demo, and Q&A

5:30 - 7:00pm: Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour featuring Cali Pitchel

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Wednesday
May 11, 2016
Hidden in Plain Sight - Coding Careers Where You Least Expect Them
Code Fellows

Considering a career in coding, and wondering what job possibilities there are for you once you're trained up?

Come and hear from programmers who work for companies you may not immediately associate with web and software development. Portland developers from Wal-Mart, Jaguar Land Rover and a big retail company in Beaverton will tell you a bit about themselves, how they got into their current roles and what exaclty they do there. They'll then take any and all questions from the audience. Space is limited so RSVP now!

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Tuesday
May 17, 2016
7CTOs - Portland CTO Happy Hour
Deschutes Brewery

Please RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-cto-happy-hour-tickets-25220796080

Let's have drinks and appetizers together.

Portland CTO is an initiative by 7CTOs to bring technology leaders together. As fellow CTOs we have a deep appreciation for the shared challenges we face and we know how important it is to get out of our heads and enjoy some beer time together.

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Monday
May 23, 2016
STEM Coffee Hour
Latte Da

We are happy to announce that we will be holding our second event at Latte Da in downtown Vancouver!

This is an opportunity to meet and engage others who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related fields here in the SW Washington area, so be sure to bring business cards and information on projects you may be working on, opportunities for others in the community, etc.

Those of you wanting something non-caffeinated after work will be glad to know the venue also has beer and wine available.

Looking forward to another hour of networking and supporting local business!

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Developing Main Street
Hudson Community Room

DEVELOPING MAIN STREET is about getting the technology answer and help you need to run your business. We are bringing together two communities who need each other; main street business owners and the experts in the technology businesses use every day.

Come out and get your questions answered about Online Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Cloud Services, Social Media Marketing and more. There is no fee for the service, just a great chance to bring different groups together in our community.

We bring the experts, you bring your questions. It can be as simple as setting up an email mailing list to your website. Or it could be as complex as getting your business contacts in your CRM to sync to your sales reps phones. Our goal is to help you tackle the problem whatever the challenge. Our goal is to empower local main street business owners who are forced to develop greater and greater technical skills to manage their businesses and help them operate more smoothly. Our event will help you pinpoint your business tech challenge and then match you with experts who can help you fix the problem or direct you towards better solutions.

We will rotate small groups of attendees around tables with experts you need in: -Online Sales -E-Commerce -Social Media -Search Engine Marketing -Email Marketing -Cloud Applications Website -Wordpress -Wix -Custom Built

Come out to find answers or just find out what is new. Register today.

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Tuesday
May 24, 2016
EMA Trade Talk
Golden Valley Brewing

EMA & ERA Talk Trade on May 24. Join Us.

We are excited to present our first seminar of the year. Join us for a fun, informative evening featuring talks from three industry pros. Their combined topic is from an Idea to a Product: How to Start and Grow Your Business. Take Your Business to the Next Level

This event is geared towards patent based businesses and start-ups, inventors, and people looking at new ventures in electronics manufacturing. The format is casual, with opportunities to network before and after. Hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar are available, so grab a beer and stay awhile. Meet People & Grow Your Network

We expect lots of faces from the electronics manufacturing industry, so be sure to bring your business cards. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new faces and reconnect with colleagues.

Three Expert Speakers

An Introduction to Intellectual Property Dr. Laura Zager, patent attorney (more info)

"I've got a great idea for a business name, and just printed it on 3000 mugs!" "I think I need to get a patent so I'll be clear to make and sell my product." "Of course I own my company's logo—I paid a graphic designer to create it!" All of these statements represent misunderstandings of intellectual property law, which can trip up even the most conscientious of business owners. This talk will give a quick overview of the key areas of intellectual property law in the US, and will use case studies and examples to flag some of the most common pitfalls.

Financial, Business and Estate Planning Strategies for Business Owners Diana Wojcik, patent valuation analyst (more info)

Covering incorporation choices, valuations, tax strategy, and continuity/succession plans, Diana will illustrate different options available to business owners and explain the costs, risks, and benefits of each, to help business owners plan ahead to maximize their gains and minimize their risks. Her talk will mainly address the needs of businesses based on patent or other IP, manufacturing, tech advisory/consulting, and privately owned businesses.

Getting it all Wrong: How I learned to Love the Lean Startup Leo Frishberg, UX strategist (more info)

The Lean Startup takes an "action first" approach to exploring products, markets and business models. In theory this approach makes a lot of sense, but in practice it is fraught with challenges. In his talk, Frishberg leads the group through a couple of case studies in which the business got almost everything wrong, and was all the better because of it.

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Monday
Jun 6, 2016
Docker PDX Meetup #12
New Relic

This month we will have talks by Jérôme Petazzoni from Docker and Tom Trahan from Shippable!

Agenda:

6:30 - Welcome, networking, food and drinks

7:00 - Tom Trahan: Creating application delivery pipelines with Docker

Continuous Integration (CI) helps developers and ops teams ship more code faster. And with Docker, the pains of friction between these two groups is radically reduced by having predictable reusable environments. Tom will talk about how teams can think about this new world of application pipelines, show how CI works in Docker with Shippable, and shares some of our experiences in implementing Docker to accelerate application delivery.

Tom Trahan is the VP, Business Development of Shippable, a venture-backed startup providing hosted continuous delivery platform built on containers. Previously, Tom was Co-Founder and CEO of EnterPAS, a software startup providing records management and change control for FDA-regulated companies, a director at Microsoft focused on IT enterprise application development and operations, and a consultant at SAP. Tom spends his free time with his wife and two boys, coaching youth sports, traveling and playing guitar. You can find him on Twitter as @Tom_Trahan.

7:45 - Jérôme Petazzoni: Open source recipes to build, ship and run production apps with Docker

Getting started with Docker is relatively straightforward:install the Docker Engine, write Dockerfiles for your application components, and put those components together with a Compose file. At this point, your application can be quickly and reliably deployed on any Docker installation, anywhere, in minutes. Great!

How do we take this to production? How do we scale from the single-node setup to a multi-node, highly-available cluster?

Through a whirlwind of live demos, Jérôme will show how to provision a Swarm cluster with Docker Machine, setup overlay networks, host a local registry, deploy ELK to manage logs, implement load balancing, and finally use the resulting platform to build, ship, and run a demo application built around a microservices architecture.

Jérôme works at Docker, where he helps others to containerize all the things. He was part of the team that built, scaled, and operated the dotCloud PAAS, before it became Docker. When annoyed he threatens to replace things with a very small shell script. You can find him on twitter as @jpetazzo.

8:45 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to New Relic for space and Shippable for food and drinks!

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Wednesday
Jun 8, 2016
Risk Assessments, Initial & Ongoing
The Eliot Center

If you use technology in your day to day operations (and who doesn't), join us on the morning of Wednesday, June 8th for our second of four events on mitigating the risks of business impacts through cybersecurity.

Part two of the series will focus on risk assessment, both initial and ongoing. A hand selected subject matter expert will lead our session with a broad overview on assessments that will benefit both junior and senior level IT professionals. Selected panelists will share real life scenarios on the successes and challenges they have faced in preparing for and conducting risk assessments for their business.

Questions to be answered during this session:

-What are the impacts to your business and your role specifically if there is a security breach? -Is it lost revenue, lost brand equity, lost job, etc? -What is the first step in getting a risk assessment? -What are the best tools in conducting self / internal assessments? -When assessing risk, which threats are higher in the risk hierarchy - internal or external? -How does BYOD impact your risk assessment planning/monitoring?

Panelists - Dave Dyk, Simple Finance Eric Dahl, CorVel Corporation

Moderator Jim Robison, Anitian

Speaker Michael Lines, Cyber Security Advisor

Register here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/security-series-part-2-risk-assessments-initial-ongoing

Thank you to our series sponsor, Neudesic!

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CHIFOO Event: Empowering Community Moderators
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Empowering Community Moderators to Make Values-Based Decisions" with Jasen Balmat, OkCupid!

Working in tandem with scripted filtration tools, Moderators act as gate-keepers. Often under-paid and poorly supported, Community Moderators work invisibly at the heart of the social community. Each day, these individuals make thousands of judgement calls on behalf of the community they serve. At their best, Community Moderators provide personal care and an attention to detail which enriches each community member’s experience on an individual level. Their careful decisions contribute to a sense of safety and well-being that is the hallmark of a healthy community.

About the Speaker

Jasen Balmat is a visual artist turned tech-geek who leads the Community Moderation team at OkCupid. He holds BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Tuesday
Jun 28, 2016
Biz & Beer Downtown
NedSpace Broadway

Biz & Beer is back for the summer and we are going to have a kickass event. It's 100% free and we provide the food and drinks. There will be a photo booth to take pictures with your friends and a small talk to break things up. It's going to be a great time to meet new people and learn something cool in the process.

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Wednesday
Jun 29, 2016
Docker PDX Meetup #13
Puppet

We will have talks by Adrian Cockroft from Battery Ventures and Mike Coleman from Docker!

Agenda:

6:30 - Welcome, networking, food and drinks

7:00 - Mike Coleman: DockerCon Recap

Mike is responsible for creating technical content to help customers come up to speed on Docker and its related components. Prior to joining Docker this summer he spent about 15 months at Puppet Labs working in product management. And, before all that he spent time at VMware, Microsoft, Intel, and HP in both product management / marketing as well as IT engineering. Outside of work Mike enjoys riding his motorcycles around Oregon's backroads, spending time with his wife and kids, and supporting the Portland Timbers (that's a soccer team). You can find him on Twitter as @mikegcoleman.

7:45 - Adrian Cockroft: Microservices: What's Missing

Discussion of techniques to solve common problems that people run into when microservices are in production and being updated continuously in large organizations.

Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. At Battery, he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence.

Before joining Battery, Adrian helped lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform. Prior to that at Netflix he managed a team working on personalization algorithms and service-oriented refactoring.

Adrian was a founding member of eBay Research Labs, developing advanced mobile applications and even building his own homebrew phone, years before iPhone and Android launched. As a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems he wrote the best-selling “Sun Performance and Tuning” book and was chief architect for High Performance Technical Computing.

He graduated from The City University, London with a Bsc in Applied Physics and Electronics, and was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine. He can usually be found on Twitter @adrianco.

8:40 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to Puppet for space and Century Link for food and drinks!

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Monday
Jul 11, 2016
Failures Before Successes
New Relic

Entrepreneurs are born from all walks of life, but they are forged into great leaders in the fire of execution and error. Their trials and tribulations cause setbacks and sometimes lead to the end of a company, but those who can recover are better for it. In the entrepreneurial world, broken bones heal much stronger and scars carry valuable lessons. We have gathered a group of successful entrepreneurs who will be sharing some of their stories of strife, how they overcame and were better for it.

Join us as we partner with New Relic for their FutureTalks on July 11th. Tyler Phillipi will moderate a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs as they share their stories of learning lessons and success in the Portland tech community.

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Tuesday
Jul 12, 2016
The Developer's Guide to Startups
Code Fellows

Agenda

6:00 PM - Doors Open, Networking, & Snacks 6:30 PM - Talk starts 7:15 ~ 7:30 PM - Open to audience questions

The Developer's Guide to Startups

Are you a developer with an eye on the startup scene and all its opportunities? Learn the value of your skill set and how to evaluate startup opportunities like an angel investor. In our free event, you will get the insider perspective on understanding startup valuations and economics, and learn what documentation you need before you start to code.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn everything you need to know about joining an early-stage startup in today's tech market.

Speaker

Dave Parker is the CEO of Code Fellows, bringing over 20+ years of experience and career success with him. An Alumnus of the University of Washington, Dave has been recognized by the World Technology Network for Innovation in the Software Industry, Forbes “Best of the Web” and the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 under 40”. He has served on the Board of Directors and as CEO of various other start-ups, helping them scale and sell. He has worked internationally in Japan and China, facilitating the exchange of technologies between nations.

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Wednesday
Jul 13, 2016
UX + Optimization Tech Meet-Up [Camp Optimization]
Assembly Lounge Bar

Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best practices, challenges and wins. Camp Optimization is hosted by roboboogie.

Roboboogie is a Portland-based digital experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

Camp Optimization welcomes Thom Hines!

Thom makes things easier, like Bzzy--a simple and smart to-do list app for individuals and teams who need to get stuff done. He also teaches Interaction and Web Design at Portland State University.

This month's discussion topic: Optimization is not all sales and email sign-ups.

This month Camp Optimization explores the role of effective UI design in improving productivity and engagement. Thom will share his perspectives on how engaging experiences help users get things done, and keeps them coming back for more.

Meet us at the Assembly Lounge bar at Revolution Hall (Second Floor) for for some beer and casual networking. We'll end the night on the rooftop with a few games of Corn Hole. First round of drinks are on us! Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

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CHIFOO Event: Designing for Happiness
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Designing for Happiness" with Pamela Pavliscak, Change Sciences?!

What does it mean to design for happiness? Based on a combination of design research and data science, this session will explore what makes people happiest when they use technology and what we can learn from that to design for positive outcomes.

About the Speaker

Pamela Pavliscak founded Change Sciences. She has a book about designing for happiness coming out in the next year and is a frequent speaker at conferences like SXSW, Collision, Future of Web Design, and Webvisions.

Come join CHIFOO for our seventh speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Wednesday
Aug 3, 2016
CHIFOO Event: 10th Annual Bowling Party!
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

Come join us for the tenth annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

Don't be a turkey get some turkeys. Don’t forget your socks and lucky bowling ball!

Come join CHIFOO on September 14th for our eighth speaker event next month for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Thursday
Aug 18, 2016
The Future Of Education
CENTRL Office

Digital Platforms Are Fundamentally Changing Education

From marketplaces like HelpWith, to online learning platforms like Treehouse and DIY resources like Versal, technology is increasingly enabling us to learn what we want when we want (or need) it.

Join us for a round table on how technology platforms are enabling more precise and efficient learning.

Hear excellent speakers, have a drink or two on us, and help us in furthering the conversation about where education is heading. Come one, come all, and bring a guest!

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Wednesday
Aug 31, 2016
Startup Design Competition TV Show - Episode Taping
CENTRL Office

More information and RSVP on Eventbrite here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-tv-show-taping-tickets-26974142386

Expose UX is the web TV show where startups compete for prizes while getting feedback from user experience (UX) experts. It's Shark Tank for UX design. Learn from the experts' advice and improve your own product! See past episodes on our website www.exposeux.com

Be part of the studio audience in Portland!

Expose UX is touring North America taping episodes in 25 cities. Join for their Portland stop at CENTRL Office! Watch as 5 local startups give a 30-second pitch, 2-minute demo, and receive feedback from a panel of user experience experts. After all the startups have presented, the experts will choose the winner for the Expose UX Prize Bundle!

  • See some of the hottest startups in Portland pitch and demo
  • Learn by watching the experts' advice
  • Join the excitement as the experts choose who wins the Prize Bundle

BE A VIP ($12): Come at 5:30pm to get your picture with Expose UX Host Richard Brevig and meet the experts and startups. Socialize with new friends while enjoying pizza and soda.

GENERAL ADMISSION (Free): Please note that general admission is on a first come, first served basis starting at 6:30pm. A general admission ticket does not guarantee entry if capacity is reached. VIP tickets are guaranteed entry.

Event Schedule 5:30 pm - VIP ($12): Food and networking
6:30 pm - GENERAL ADMISSION (Free)
7:00 pm - Episode filming
8:00 pm - More networking

User Experience Experts

Leo Frishberg is Founding Principal of Phase II, a Portland, OR based UX and product strategy consultancy. His UX leadership extends back 30+ years. As Product Design Manager at Intel, he led multiple enterprise UX teams. As Principal UX Architect at Tektronix, he established UX as a strategic component of the business. Most recently, he authored Presumptive Design, a leading-edge design research method.

Rachel Nabors is a UI animation consultant and international speaker in Portland, Oregon. She curates WebAnimationWeekly.com, founded the Animation at Work community, and represents the interests of web animation folk as an invited expert at the W3C.

Samuel Hulick is the author of The Elements of User Onboarding. He’s combined UX savvy and a cat-like curiosity for measuring UX impact to become an expert in onboarding. His approach is shaped by over a decade of web experience, theories taken from behavioral psychology, video game design, and even filmmaking.

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Thursday
Sep 1, 2016
PDX Code Guild's Third Anniversary Party
PDX Code Guild

Come celebrate PDX Code Guild's third anniversary Sept. 1st with food, beer, live music, and great company! Also enjoy four short presentations from recent graduates showing off their final projects!

Details & RSVP: https://codeguildthirdanniversary.eventbrite.com

We hope to see you there!

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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016
Refactoring for Asynchronous Execution on Mobile Devices
CENTRL Office

To improve responsiveness, developers often use asynchronous programming architecture. In the post-PC era, asynchronous programming is even more in demand because mobile and wearable devices have limited resources and access the network excessively. One current development task is refactoring long-running, blocking synchronous code (for example, accessing the Web, a cloud, a database, or a file system) into nonblocking asynchronous code. Danny will guide us through the challenges of retrofitting code from synchronous to asynchronous while presenting program analyses as well as showcasing a growing, practical tool set for this process.

  • Speaker - Danny Dig, Assistant Professor in the School of EECS at Oregon State University & Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois

Registration options include online (12:00pm - 1:00pm) or in-person (11:30am - 1:00pm)

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CHIFOO Event: Let's Pretend
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Let's Pretend: Using Personas to Play with Personas to Play with Problems" with Carolyn Chandler and Anna van Slee!

To uncover the most common problems, designers must empathize with their users and come to know the spaces and times in which they move. In this interactive presentation, UX guru Carolyn and game designer Anna take personas and other empathy exercises to the next level.

About the Speakers

Carolyn Chandler, Mira Fitness

Carolyn has been working in the field of User Experience Design for over 16 years, and was named one of “Chicago’s Tech 50” by Crain’s Magazine. Now she leads the Experience Design efforts at Mira Fitness, which offers a wellness-focused wearable designed for women.

Anna van Slee, Sideshow Collectibles

Anna is Director of New Brands at Sideshow Collectibles, a production manager who is hands-on with production, particularly in writing/editing, visual design, UX/CX design, brand strategy and content creation.

Together, Anna and Carolyn, coauthored "Adventures in Experience Design" which teaches experience design to beginners with games and activities.

Come join CHIFOO for our eighth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Thursday
Sep 15, 2016
Learn How To Build a Successful Optimization Program
Old Washington High School

Camp Optimization welcomes Tyler Bullen, Optimization Manager at Simple Bank (http://simple.com).

Discussion topic: Tools, Talent & Techniques: What it takes to build a successful optimization program.

Get tips from an expert in the trenches at an innovative, design-led company. Tyler will share his knowledge of the tools, roles, skills and techniques you need to build and run successful optimization and segment marketing programs. Simple is revolutionizing the banking industry with innovative technologies, it's impeccable user experience, and expertise in behavioral economics.

What is Camp Optimization? Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best practices, challenges and wins.

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Saturday
Sep 17, 2016
My Story: A Non-Snapchatty Conversation with Women in STEM
Portland State University Engineering Building

Come to be informed and inspired by stories from Women about studying in STEM fields.

Moderated by Janice Levenhagen-Seeley, CEO and Founder of ChickTech Inc. There will be representatives from STEM fields around PSU.

RSVP Required. See link.

NOTE: This event is for Women Only

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Friday
Sep 23, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

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Saturday
Sep 24, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

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Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016
On Demand Day: FREE Blue Lemonade Delivered to You
Pioneer Courthouse Square

Tuesday September 27th, you’ll have access to on-demand blue lemonade delivered to you anywhere on Pioneer Square! All you have to do is click the “blue lemonade” button on our app, and we’ll be on our way in less than 15 minutes! We’ll be in the middle of Pioneer Square for more information!

COST: FREE This includes: FREE blue lemonade FREE delivery Free smiles

EASY AND SIMPLE: 1. Download our app 2. Make an appointment 3. Select blue lemonade

Hours of Operations: 11 am to 2 pm (September 27th) Once you have completed your request we’ll send you a text to let you know we’re on our way. Yes, its that easy

Ebernade #BLUED #BLUEDbyEbernade

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Donut.js
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

A fun night of code and donuts!

This month’s event will be on Tuesday, September 27th at 6pm at The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel (map). (Please note the new venue!)

Tickets are $10 (includes a donut), and leftover proceeds go to a local non-profit.

This month’s non-profit is ChickTech Portland, an organization that provides mentoring and workshops to Portland area girls interested in STEM fields.

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Friday
Sep 30, 2016
Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

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

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

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

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

Check out the schedule too.

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Resolution Fest PDX
through Various

Resolution Fest is a week-long celebration of the people and communities reimagining the landscape of the tech industry. Over 8 days, we'll examine the intersections of technology, identity, culture, community service, education, social change, collaboration, creativity, and more.

To see the collection of events in our schedule, visit http://resfestpdx.com!

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Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

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Wednesday
Oct 5, 2016
Portland AgTech Panel
Collective Agency Downtown

The Portland Ag Tech Panel brings together founders, investors, educators, and government officials who are building the future of Agriculture Technology. Join us for a fun evening of networking, panel discussions, and AgTech pitches.

Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 - Food / Networking 6:30 - 7:30 - Panel Discussion 7:30 - 8:30 - AgTech Pitches 8:30 - 9:00 - Networking

Panelists:

Rich Thornton, Moss Adams LLP, Partner Jeff Freeman, Marion Ag Service, Inc., Director of Sales & Marketing Jim Huston, Portland Seed Fund, Managing Partner Erica Riel-Carden, Royse Law Firm, Associate Roger Royse, Royse Law Firm, Founder Scott Sandler, Oregon Angel Fund, Fund Manager

Event Sponsors & Supporters: Moss Adams LLP Rabobank Oregon BEST Oregon Angel Fund (OAF) Royse Law Firm PC Marion AG Service, Inc
Portland Seed Fund

Pitching Companies: 25 Hours Hargol FoodTech Let Um Eat Smart Vineyards Oregon Dulse Try Eco DroneOn AirStream Innovations

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CHIFOO Event: Designer Myopia
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Designer Myopia" with Rian Van Der Merwe, Wildbit!

The all-too-common phenomenon whereby, despite our best intentions, we sometimes design with a nearsightedness that results in websites and applications that please ourselves and impress our peers but don’t meet user and business goals.

About the Speaker

Rian Van Der Merwe (@RianVDM) designs and builds high quality software that people love to use, and I wrote a book about it called “Making It Right“.

He spent seven years in Silicon Valley and then moved to Portland, OR in April 2014. He has been working as a Product Manager for Wildbit and an independent author, speaker, and product consultant with Elezea.

Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016
4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016
Naito Legacy Fountain under the Burnside Bridge

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016 is a 4km (2.49-mile) run and walk event that celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland while promoting diversity, wellness and charitable giving in a fun, casual environment. All proceeds will benefit Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school.

The run and walk event is followed by a complimentary after-party at the finish line featuring music, food and beverages, and fun for the whole family. Register today!

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OEN PubTalk: What’s the Thing with the Internet of Things?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

By now, we’ve all heard of the Internet of Things, but what does it really mean? What’s at stake, and what are the biggest opportunities and risks? Join us for our October PubTalk to learn about the scope and future of IoT. Our October PubTalk is in partnership with Thing PDX.

The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections.

As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. Our PubTalks usually kick off with a short pitch from an OEN member, followed by audience Q&A.

Panelists for our October PubTalk include: Frank D’Andrea, Amazon.com; Scé Pike, IOTAS; Surj Patel, Rigado; and Vera Sell, Senrio.

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Friday
Oct 14, 2016
WICT Pacific Northwest: Tech It Out
Comcast Tigard Business Center, Cascade Room

Please join the WICT Pacific Northwest Chapter for an exciting inaugural event featuring a panel discussion and keynote speakers with current leaders in the telecommunications industry.

This event is designed to educate, inspire, empower and advance the roles of women in technology and increase the overall awareness of STEM careers available in the telecommunications industry. This event is open to WICT members, non-WICT members and students.

WICT Members $50; Non-members $60

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016
PDX Code Guild Demo Day!
PDX Code Guild

Join PDX Code Guild and our wonderful graduates for an awesome evening of final project demos, refreshments, and fun!

Schedule:

6:30pm | Light Refreshments & Mingling
7:00pm | Student Demos!
7:45pm | Break
8:00pm | Student Demos!
8:45pm | Happy Hour

RSVP here!

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Tuesday
Oct 25, 2016
Donut.js
The Cleaners

$10 ticket, pay on arrival or ahead of time at the website.

6:00pm Arrive and nom on tasty donuts!

Jeff Lombard @JeffLombardJr Working Hard to be Lazy

7:15 Jeena Lee & Malisa Smith @theJeenaLee & @malisas7 Team JaM in Systems Wonderland

7:30 Intermission!

7:45 Caterina Paun @caterinasworld FramerJS

Meet people and eat more donuts!

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Wednesday
Nov 2, 2016
Happy Hour: Portland Startup Weekend
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

What's almost as fun as Startup Weekend? Happy Hour, free food, and awesome people! This is a chance to meet other potential participants as well as the organizers, mentors, sponsors, and past participants.

Appetizers provided include hummus plate, pork sliders, mushroom sliders and chips and salsa.

The happy hour is a free event.

Find out more about Startup Weekend at www.pdxsw.org

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CHIFOO Event: Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments" with Michelle Kittrell, Cambia Health Solutions!

If we look closely at interactions that frustrate us we can clearly see bounded irrationality at play, disrupting our ‘expected’ path of outcomes. This talk will cover how the dynamic of neuroscience, culture, and personal preferences create “unique” rational experiences.

About the Speaker

Michelle Kittrell is a research analyst at Cambia Health Solutions.

Come join CHIFOO for our tenth and final speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Ignite Portland 13
Empirical Theater at OMSI

Ignite Portland is an exciting, fast-paced, night of presentations where people can share their passions and burning ideas. The rules are fairly simple: 20 sides x 15 seconds per slide (auto-advancing) = 5 minutes of awesome. Presentations can be on nearly any topic, so long as they can teach, enlighten, or inspire us.

We’re very pleased to announce our speaker lineup for Ignite Portland 13! The following people will be sharing their burning ideas on November 2nd at OMSI’s Empirical Theater:

Julie Williams: How Buying Nothing Changes Everything Lillian Karabaic: Get on your Red Shoes and Finance the Blues Drew Anderson: 2020 Vision – You, your bots. Stephen Green: A Case for Spending Small* Mason West: Everything I know about Experience Design I learned from Magic: The Gathering Logan Kleier: 4 Reasons to Bootstrap, Not VC, Your Startup George Mandis: A Year Like Any Other (Just Somewhere Else) Jessica M. Frey: From 0 to Dancing in 300 Seconds (a.k.a. 5 minutes) Tyler Sticka: The Best Video Game Console You (Probably) Never Owned Charlie Levenson: Basic Rules for Success in Development and Business Clarissa Littler: Is Physics Computable or: Can I 3D Print a Galaxy? Evan Dumas: Have You Run Out of F#cks to Give? Henry Abel: Top Five Reasons Why Every Responsible Parent Should Immediately Buy Their Teenage Daughter A Motorcycle. Carolynn Duncan: Life Lessons as a Mzungu in Kenya, Africa Mo Nishiyama: Enjoy the Silence Linda Resca: For the Love of Care-giving Simon Tam: 5 Life Lessons Learned from Touring in a Punk Rock Band

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Saturday
Nov 5, 2016
Portland Startup Weekend Bootcamp
Vacasa

This is a pre-Startup Weekend bootcamp available for those who want to get up to speed and learn about how to best utilize the weekend. We'll go over pitching, customer validation, and executing a startup.

This event will be held at Vacasa the week before Startup Weekend. It will take place Saturday November 5th, 9am - 1pm.

Tickets are required. If you purchase a bootcamp ticket, you can use promo code BOOTCAMP to save $25 off the Startup Weekend ticket.

For information about Portland Startup Weekend, go to www.pdxsw.org

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Friday
Nov 11, 2016
Portland Startup Weekend
through Vacasa

The Portland Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets (such as developer, designers, and business people) to experience an intense weekend of building a new business. Why should you attend?

  • Build your network
  • Co-founder dating
  • Learn a new skill
  • Get face time with thought leaders
  • Join a global community
  • Actually launch a business!

Details for next Portland Startup Weekend (Check schedule below for details):

Date: November 11th-13th Time: Friday: 5:30 -10pm, Saturday: 8am - 10pm, Sunday 8am - 9pm

Bootcamp Information (Optional)

There will also be a pre-weekend bootcamp available for those who want to get up to speed and learn about how to best utilize the weekend. We'll go over pitching, customer validation, and executing a startup.

This event will be held at Vacasa the week before Startup Weekend. It will take place Saturday November 5th, 9am - 1pm. If you purchase a bootcamp ticket, you can use promo code BOOTCAMP to save $25 off the Startup Weekend ticket.

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Thursday
Jan 5, 2017
Grand Openining/New Year Party
Columbia Collective

Come celebrate with our coworking community at our new location.

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Wednesday
Jan 18, 2017
CHIFOO Event: Innovating from Within: Activating Creative Resiliency and Change Agency in Teams
New Relic

Please note that this first meeting will be meeting on the fifth floor!

CHIFOO presents "Innovating from Within: Activating Creative Resiliency and Change Agency in Teams" with Patricia Colley, Creative Catalysts Consulting | Matt Smith, Actor!

How do you drive innovation from within the ranks, when innovation processes aren’t well established, or don’t have a clear executive champion? Join us will we bring you a set of collaborative approaches and techniques you can start using right away to inspire your teams to engage more creatively.

About the Speakers Patricia Colley From an early age, Patricia had a natural sense of wonder about the world, a passion for the craft of creativity, and an affinity for deep collaborative play. This playful mindset and teamwork has lead her to be Lead UX Designer at CDK Global, an improv actor and a consultant with Creative Catalysts.

Matt Smith Matt Smith is a true improv legend. As a founding member of Seattle Improv, Matt has decades of performance, writing and teaching experience. He delivers practical, usable improv-theory based trainings for Agile, team building team building, change management, stress management, conflict resolution, and group creativity.

Come join CHIFOO for our first speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

Please Note: This first meeting will be held on the fifth floor of the US Bancorp Building aka "Big Pink".

http://bit.ly/2iyvWsS

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Monday
Jan 30, 2017
10th Annual Winter Coders' Social
Simple

Potluck and game night for Portland Coders of all flavors. Register at eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-winter-coders-social-and-potluck-tickets-31309764348

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Wednesday
Feb 1, 2017
CHIFOO Event: Embrace The Chaos
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Embrace The Chaos: Client Workshops and Getting the Insights You Seek" with Alicia Nagel, Alicia Nagel Creative, LLC!

Engage the client in disruptive and engaging workshops early in website development process to elicit input from key stakeholders who might not otherwise be able to verbalize it. Learn about workshop tools to engage clients to define user personas, develop a wish-list of website features, and define voice for content.

About the Speaker

Alicia (@AliciaNagelCrtv) brings over a decade of experience in marketing strategy and branding. She creates content and makes sure the marketing for her clients is strategically crafted to meet their business goals.

She currently enjoys living in NoPo and takes any chance she can get to visit the many gardens we have within the city.

Come join CHIFOO for our second speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2j998jU

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Wednesday
Feb 8, 2017
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ with Michael Belding (ShiftWise)
Forge Portland

At this unique meetup, "I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _", each month we introduce a new company through one of their star employees.

This month we will have Michael Belding, VP of Engineering at ShiftWise. Michael helped the engineering team at ShiftWise to grow from 7 to 52 during the 9 years he was a leader there.

We are excited to hear about the talent and culture at ShiftWise and the Portland tech community in general.

Definitely come join us -- hopefully the weather co-operates this month!

Hey Balki, join the conversation!

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Tuesday
Feb 21, 2017
PDXAUX Accessibility & technology: demo and discussion with vision-impaired users
Puppet

PDXAUX learns from Angel Chesimet and other blind end users while they demonstrate how they use every day technology, including websites, phones, apps, etc. They will discuss what works for them and what doesn't.

Demonstrations of use of screen readers, braille display, texting, gps, apps, OCR readers and applications, and everyday uses.

We will begin the evening with social time and then the presentation at 7pm so there is plenty of time for Q&A, discussion and a bit of networking/wrap-up at the end.

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Thursday
Feb 23, 2017
LaunchCode's LC101 Info Session
PCC - Climb Center

LC101 is a FREE 20-week intensive coding course designed to give students the skills that they need to pursue a career in tech. This event is the info session about this course if you are intrigued to learn more...

Apply to course - launchcode.org/lc101

Application deadline: Thursday, March 23

Details about the course:

Where: CLIMB Center - PCC
When: Monday/Thursday nights -- starts April 17th Time: 6-9pm Cost: FREE.

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Wednesday
Mar 1, 2017
Ignite TAO V8
Alberta Rose Theatre

What is Ignite?

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite is focused on all things tech.

Why attend Ignite?

As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools, and connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded innovation enthusiasts. Most of all, you will have fun!

Visit https://www.techoregon.org/events/ignite-tao-v8 for more info on speakers and to register.

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CHIFOO Event: Inclusion Before Diversity: Creating a Culture of Learning and Encouraging Getting it Wrong
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Inclusion Before Diversity: Creating a Culture of Learning and Encouraging Getting it Wrong" with Ivana McConnell, Senior UI/UX Designer at Customer.io!

Why tech companies should focus on achieving inclusion first, attending to employees’ specific self-care needs in order to create a platform for diversity to flourish, and better software made. People are chaotic, and product design has to account for them— this is challenging, and often solved by doing research and testing.

About the Speaker Ivana (@IvanaMcConnell) was born in Sarajevo to a civil engineer-turned-translator and a UN Logistics Officer-turned-software engineer. She arrived in Vancouver via Croatia, Scotland, and Toronto, and has previously made a living as a rock climbing instructor and video game tester. These days she’s a senior UX designer at Customer.io, and is most interested in the intersections of technology, identity, and data.

Come join CHIFOO for our third speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2iuWe0a

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Tuesday
Mar 7, 2017
Beyond The UX Tipping Point w/ Jared Spool
Wacom Experience Center

IxDA Portland is delighted to welcome Jared Spool to the Pacific Northwest, to present his UX Tipping Point talk. Doors open at 6pm for drinks, snacks, catching-up with friends, and checking-out Wacom's swanky new "Experience Center" in the Pearl District. Jared's talk will then span ~45min, with time after for Q&A. We'll also be raffling-off books, and offering a discount code for UIE's upcoming Portland workshop series!

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The UX Tipping Point

For the longest time, making a great experience for the user was a business-strategy luxury item. A great product only had to work and ship. A great experience was a nice-to-have, not a requirement. Times have changed. The cost of delivering a product is no longer a barrier to entry. Quality is no longer a differentiator. What’s left? The user’s experience.

Every part of the organization must be infused with an understanding of great design. Your organization has to cross the UX Tipping Point. You must increase everyone’s exposure to users, communicate a solid experience vision, and install a culture of continual learning. With that, design will become your organization’s competitive advantage.

Jared will show you and your team:

• Which path organizations take to become design-infused • How a centralized UX team is a stepping stone to a more UX capable organization • Why the market needs to demand a better experience before it will matter • What your organization will need to do to cross the UX Tipping Point

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Jared M. Spool is a co-founder of Center Centre and the founder of UIE. In 2016, with Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, he opened Center Centre, a new design school in Chattanooga, TN to create the next generation of industry-ready UX Designers. They created a revolutionary approach to vocational training, infusing Jared’s decades of UX experience with Leslie’s mastery of experience-based learning methodologies.

You’ll also find him as the conference chair and keynote speaker at the annual UI Conference and UX Immersion Conference, and he manages to squeeze in a fair amount of writing time. He is author of the book, Web Usability: A Designer’s Guide and co-author of Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks that Work.

You’ll find his writing at uie.com. You can also follow his adventures on the Twitters at @jmspool, where he tweets daily about UX design, design strategy, design education, and the wondrous customer service habits of the airline industry.

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Wednesday
Mar 8, 2017
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ with Sam McCurdy (JetReports)
Forge Portland

This month, we will host Sam McCurdy, VP of engineering at JetReports. We might actually try something slightly different and have a panel of members from JetReports leadership to answer your questions this time! So definitely join us and bring along your "tech-curious" friends with you. If you are ready to learn what's out there (I know there's a lot of choice out there) in the tech world and want to explore options peripherally, this is the meetup for you... and has been for the last 2+ years. jetReports has a number of unique things going for them and I can't wait to dig into some of those aspects on March 8th.

For more details checkout the meetup page @ https://www.meetup.com/I-want-to-work-for-______________/

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Tuesday
Mar 14, 2017
LC 101 Office Hours with LaunchCode
CENTRL Office Eastside

Want to launch a career in tech? To start on this path, you need the right training. With so many options available to learn skills it can be hard to know where to start.

LaunchCode has developed a curriculum providing you with world-class resources to put you on the path to obtaining a job in tech. Informed by LaunchCode’s successful apprenticeship program, we developed this course to teach you the skills that are in high demand within the tech community. To help you succeed in this rigorous course, LC 101 provides a supportive classroom environment with in-person mentoring from instructors, teaching fellows, and local developers.

Trying to decide if LC101 is right for you? We've got you covered.

Come by our office hours on Tuesday, March 14. Get all the details, ask any questions of our Portland LaunchCode staff, and generally find out how awesome an opportunity this is!

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Wednesday
Mar 29, 2017
LaunchCode Portland Speaker Panel: Onboarding & Mentoring New Tech
CENTRL Office Eastside

Onboarding and mentoring is important with any new member of your team, but especially so with those who are new to the industry. Successful support and mentorship enables new engineers and developers to contribute to your team’s success as quickly as possible. Both existing and new employees benefit from the increased employee satisfaction and retention through mentoring.

Our panel of seasoned mentors and managers will share lessons learned while mentoring new tech talent as well as engage in a Q&A session. LaunchCode staff will be on hand to explain our apprenticeship and job placement program and answer any questions on how to find your next great tech hire through LaunchCode.

Top Benefits - Enable new engineers and developers to contribute to company success faster - Improve satisfaction and retention of both existing and new employees - Create better relationships and community within your teams

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Wednesday
Apr 5, 2017
CHIFOO Event: Bottom Up Security: Doing Your Part to Secure The Future
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Bottom Up Security: Doing Your Part to Secure The Future" with Chris Berg, Firemaple Industries!

Everyday we hear more about another big hack. First Target, then the DNC, then the NSA. Secure software and infrastructure seems impossible, so what can we do? Come to this session to learn how to make security more accessible by making it part of the software and product development process.

About the Speaker

Christopher Berg (@thechrisberg) is a consultant who has spent over 16 years supporting enterprise and startup software development teams as an engineer, architect, instructor, and advisor. He provides guidance to cross-functional teams to bridge the gap from financial success to mature product with security, architecture, and process improvement instruction and implementation.

Come join CHIFOO for our fourth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2iJtOi8

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Wednesday
Apr 12, 2017
Site Reliability Engineering at Dropbox
PSU Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) - Room 2500

Please RSVP on Eventbrite https://sre-at-dropbox.eventbrite.com/

Join us on April 12th to learn about Site Reliability Engineering at Dropbox!

Dropbox's Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team is a hybrid software/systems group which works with traditional software engineering, capacity engineering, and infrastructure teams to ensure that Dropbox runs smoothly.

Thank you Nike and Portland State University for sponsoring this awesome event!

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Monday
Apr 17, 2017
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase 2

Welcome campers! We meet every other Monday at Phase2 :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

please RVSP on meetup so we can get a headcount.

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Tuesday
Apr 18, 2017
TECH TUESDAY
ExecuTech Suites, LLC

Join us at our free coworking day for Tech Tuesday! we provide wifi, coffee, tea and a workstation with a desk.

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Thursday
Apr 27, 2017
Founder’s Pool Tournament YESpdx Social
Uptown Billiards Club

Join us at Uptown Billiard Club on Thursday evening (April 27th) for our first Founder Pool Tournament! Aside from the usual networking with other fellow entrepreneurs and friends, there’s a twist! We’ll be having a Founder Pool Tournament with a prize; that would help you as a startup founder or anyone trying to launch a company.

Rules We’ll have head to head matches; bracket style (similar to March Madness). Winner of the first Founder Pool Tournament will get a free space at NedSpace for a team of up to 3 people (3 hot desk memberships) for a month at NedSpace in downtown Portland. Host Heber Michaels sets all rules, and when a ruling is needed, he alone is the decider.

Who should attend? The event is open to all young entrepreneurs (remember, young is subjective). If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU should attend!

Why attend? Come to build a collaborative network, open doors to new business opportunities, and be in a close community of young entrepreneurs; the current and future makers and shakers of the world. Do you have your own startup or company? Are you a designer, developer, in marketing, student or an aspiring entrepreneur looking to start your own company? Come connect with other young entrepreneurs! You never know who you will meet, what new ideas and collaboration can come from it.

This is a private event (21 and older) with the max capacity of 24 sharp entrepreneurs. Ticket price is $7 so please RSVP. All NedSpace related events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by. http://nedspace.com/img/NedSpaceCodeofConductv1.4.pdf

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Monday
May 1, 2017
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase 2

Welcome campers! We meet every other Monday at Phase2 :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

please RVSP on meetup so we can get a headcount.

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Wednesday
May 3, 2017
CHIFOO Event: Caring Technologies Designing For Trust And Care
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Caring Technologies Designing For Trust And Care" with Amelia Abreu, UX Night School!

Technology has the potential to shape the way that we give and receive care and the conditions in which the work of care is done. Yet, can we automate the crucial tasks of caring, and is it in our own interest to do so? How can we design services, along with products and systems, to support care?

About the Speaker

Amelia Abreu (@ameliaabreu) is a Portland-based design researcher, writer, and the founder of UX Night School. She's worked with teams at organizations like Nike, Intel, Mozilla and Microsoft, along with agencies, startups, and cultural institutions. She is a frequent conference speaker, the daughter of two schoolteachers, and generally geeky about how people learn (among other things). Her writing on culture and technology has been featured in the New Inquiry, Motherboard, The Hairpin and the BBC.

Come join CHIFOO for our fifth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hx0cXG

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Saturday
May 13, 2017
Intel Scrum Certification Workshop
Portland State University Engineering Building Room 510

Want to learn how to take your projects to the next level Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on May 13th, 2017; hosted by the IBEA featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully. Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

STRUCTURE OF EVENT: Day 1 – Learn about the Scrum Process, Learn what a Scrum Master is responsible for, come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

Additional for Audience: SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS? FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com. THERE WILL BE FOOD AND COFFEE!

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Monday
May 15, 2017
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase2

Welcome campers! We meet every other Monday at Phase2 :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

please RVSP on meetup so we can get a headcount.

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Tuesday
May 30, 2017
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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Tuesday
Jun 6, 2017
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Simple (New Office)

Welcome back campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

Please RSVP on meetup so we can get a head count.

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Wednesday
Jun 7, 2017
CHIFOO Event: How To Get Buy In And Be On The Same Page
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "How To Get Buy In And Be On The Same Page" with Mary Shaw, UX Consultant!

Getting buy-in from project stakeholders is often the most critical piece of the design puzzle. Learn how to successfully collaborate with your stakeholders so everyone is on the same page from the start.

About the Speaker

Mary Shaw (@maryshaw) is a seasoned UX consultant with 20 years of client-facing experience working with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses and startups. Mary helps clients get more customers and qualified leads by designing digital products that intentionally communicate who the product is for, what they get, and what's next. Mary has worked on a variety of UX design projects for clients including Coca-Cola, Weight Watchers, Unilever, Starbucks, and Conair Corporation.

Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hRlsoN

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Friday
Jun 9, 2017
New Social Entanglements: Mixed Realities Tech Summit
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

This summit explores the social ramifications, opportunities, and trajectories of these new immersive technologies through the lens of art, research, and design. It brings together artists, technologists, designers, and social thinkers for a day of talks, demonstrations, and experiences. It is intended to break open the conversation and tease out distinctions amongst these various realities and how these intersect and mesh with the body social.

Price:

FREE but tickets are limited. Register at Brown Paper Tickets

Agenda

  • 9:30-10:30a Coffee + pastries + demos
  • 10:30-11:45a session 1
    • Tawny Schlieski - Challenge + Importance of Diversity in VR
    • Stephanie Mendoza - Shapeshifter Culture
    • Donna Davis - Diversity Access Gaps and Benefits for Work
    • Jamie Sherman - VR for diversity: working with NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism
  • 11:45-1:00p lunch (independent recommend Pine St Mkt - nearby food court)
  • 1:00-2:15p session 2
    • Matt Henderson - VR social experiments and the emerging Metafesto
    • Jeremy Rotsztain - Mantissa: an historic cinema project
    • David Reuter - Site specific VR 3d worlds and headsets
    • Theo Downes-LeGuin - Exhibition design for new technologies
  • 2:30-4:00p session 3
    • Amy Hillman - Creating Shared Holographic Experiences
    • John Sherry - Intel Research on immersive experiences
    • Reese Bowes - Consilience: presence and affordance in art
    • U of O Art and Technology: advanced student projects
  • 4:00-5:30p Demos, hors d'oeuvres, and schmoozing
  • 5:30-6:30p Interactive performance - harmonic laboratory (http://harmoniclab.org/intermedia/)
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DEADLINE: 1776 Challenge Cup Portland applications due
through Virtual Meeting

A global competition for the world’s most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes.

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Monday
Jun 12, 2017
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase2

Welcome campers! Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

Please RSVP on meetup so we can get a headcount

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Monday
Jun 19, 2017
Volunteer Orientation #1 for Open Source Bridge volunteers
The Eliot Center (Buchan Building)

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Jun 20, 2017
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Simple (New Office)

Hi campers! We'll be having our Tuesday meetups at Simple. Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions. All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

Please RSVP on meetup so we can get a headcount

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Organizing Community Events 101
The Eliot Center

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

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

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Thursday
Jun 22, 2017
Build a Bad-Ass Pipeline! Workshop
NedSpace Broadway

What is a sales pipeline? Why do I need a sales pipeline? How do I use my sales pipeline?

One of the things I hate about some of the workshops or seminars I have attended over the years is that I walk out with great intentions to use everything I learned but then I do not implement the thing or things I had learned. Why? My theory is that while in the workshops I just sat and listened, take notes and participate but I did not ‘leave’ with something that fit me. Once I got home I had to make the program work for me and personalize it for me.

With this in mind I have designed my workshops to be hands-on, small and intimate. We work together as a team to design what you need not what the masses need. So my challenge to you is to walk out of my workshop with the framework for your ready-to-use personal sales pipeline.

Sales pipelines are not just a visual representation of your sales prospects…it is the bible of your business. Your pipeline should be personal and represent you and your business. At any time, you should be able to it pull up your pipeline and speak clearly and intelligently to where you are at in your business.

My one-hour brown bag lunch workshop is designed to help you understand the importance to having a pipeline, how to manage your pipeline and design a quickie pipeline that is fits your personality and your personal needs.

Please remember to bring your laptop and a lunch!

Cost: FREE

Please sign up at Eventbrite website seating is very limited...for more info on me visit, annieweller.com

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Saturday
Jun 24, 2017
Intel Scrum Certification Workshop
Portland State University (PSU)

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on June 24th, 2017; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

STRUCTURE OF EVENT:

Day 1 – Learn about the Scrum Process, Learn what a Scrum Master is responsible for, come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS

•Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science •Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors •Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) •Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace •Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

Additional for Audience: SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: •Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales. •Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months. •Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales. •Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers. •Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations. •International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS: •PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute •PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org •CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance •CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

THERE WILL BE FOOD AND COFFEE! FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com.

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Monday
Jun 26, 2017
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase2

Welcome back campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

Please RSVP on meetup so we can get a head count.

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Thursday
Jun 29, 2017
Camp Optimization Meet Up
Assembly Lounge Bar

We are all trying to innovate upon our optimization processes, but how do you actually make that happen?

CEO of DevelopmentNow, Ben Strackany brings 20 years of startup and consulting experience to review case studies and techniques about how to optimize new product ideas. Come away with actionable strategies to use iteration, feedback loops and data to develop a Minimum Viable Product.

Come network and share a beer with Portland's top digital marketing, design and optimization professionals at the Assembly Lounge Bar located at Washington High School on the second floor in Suite 213. Enter through the Marthas entrance on the first floor and take the elevator or stairs up to the second floor.

Don’t forget to RSVP and spread the word. The first round of drinks is on us!

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Thursday
Jul 6, 2017
1776 Challenge Cup Portland
Revolution Hall

Join PIE, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, on July 6, 2017 for Challenge Cup Portland where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round of Challenge Cup!

Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, innovative startups to win prizes, make connections, and share their vision on a global stage. This year, 1776 is partnering with 75 cities to host Challenge Cup Local events, and PIE is excited to host the competition for Portland's top startups!

One winner will advance with a free trip to the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City from November 13-17, 2017. There, the finalists will compete for the grand prizes as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.

Interested in attending Challenge Cup Portland? RSVP today to see startups from your area in action!

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Wednesday
Jul 12, 2017
CHIFOO Event: Storytelling Versus Specifications: The Politics Of Introducing New Design In A Large Organization
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Storytelling Versus Specifications: The Politics Of Introducing New Design In A Large Organization" with Colin Bay, Thug Design | Dwayne King, Pinpoint. | Chris Tobias, Technology Association of Oregon!

Innovation is all the rage today. But how do you actually get your crazy, life changing ideas turned into real products when you work for a large, complex organization? Check out our panel of seasoned troublemakers to learn how you too can become a force for change within a large team and still keep your job.

About the Speakers

Colin Bay, Thug DesignColin Bay, Thug Design

Colin Bay is Chief Research Officer for Thug Design, a user research and design agency in NW Portland. He has been working in user experience since before it was ever called that, from WordPerfect to Intel to Thug, and some companies in between. HThug works chiefly with companies in the Fortune 100, along with a variety of smaller, up-and-coming clients.

Dwayne King, Pinpoint.Dwayne King, Pinpoint.

Dwayne (@dwayne_king) has led strategic teams for over 15 years, always asking them for less; Less complexity, less ego, less whiz-bang, and less copycat thinking. Leaving more room for elegant, useful design and emergent strategies that bring something new into the world.

Chris Tobias, TAO & GE HealthcareChris Tobias, Technology Association of Oregon

Chris currently serves as Lead Systems Integrator for GE Healthcare leading software projects for the Sochi and Rio Olympics, electronic prescribing, patient records and next generation cloud healthcare software. He is also Chairman of the Technology Association of Oregon’s Digital Health Community which hosts Oregon’s largest health technology innovation events and forums.

Come join CHIFOO for our seventh speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hwYlly

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Wednesday
Jul 19, 2017
Meet, Greet & Show Your Stuff: You Might Just Meet Your New Tech Team
CENTRL Office

Come mix and mingle with Portland's tech community at this casual networking event! LaunchCode Apprentice candidates and students will display and discuss their projects and their career paths.

Employers, this is a great chance to meet some gritty, smart, and determined future team members.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Bring your business cards — some lucky attendees will win some sweet LC swag!

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Monday
Jul 24, 2017
Portland VR Meetup: Disrupting a 30 Trillion Dollar Industry - AR/VR for A.E.C.
New Relic

Come join us for our monthly Portland VR Meetups where we explore the growing VR/AR/MR/XR industry and local community.

This month we are exploring how AR/VR will disrupt the 30 trillion dollar a year global industries of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction. More details to come soon!

We will also have food, drinks, AR/VR demos, and the best community networking in town.

This event WILL SELL OUT!

https://impactflow.com/event/disrupting-a-30-trillion-dollar-industry-arvr-for-aec-3493

Agenda

5:30pm - Doors Open / Food / Drinks / Demos / Networking

7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Quick Community Announcements (20 seconds/ea)

More speakers to be announced soon!

Logan Smith

AEC VR 101: What’s possible, and what’s so easy you should be doing it yesterday.

It’s obvious why the building industry was one of the first to embrace virtual reality for enterprise. The experience of space, scale, light, and texture of a design are communicated better than any 2D rendering.

But VR for architects isn’t just renderings on steroids. The VR tools for verification and collaboration are changing the industry and the built environment for the better. We will take a look at some of the ways architects and contractors have already started using virtual reality, what it takes to get started, and what to watch for just around the corner.

Logan is a co-founder of Bevel, a company providing VR consulting and development for the AEC industry. He runs the Portland AEC VR meetup group. Before moving full time into virtual reality, Logan practiced as a licensed architect and CPHC.

Big thanks to our Sponsors who help make this event happen:

New Relic offers a performance management solution enabling developers to diagnose and fix application performance problems in real time. New Relic is hiring!! https://newrelic.com/about/culture

PANOGS is a Portland based full-service virtual reality (VR) agency specializing in creating immersive and gigapixel hyper-resolution experiences from some of the tallest structures and most inaccessible places on earth. PANOGS will be co-presenting their aerial 360 video reel on the HTC Vive with their Aerial Partner VR Drones. www.panogs.com

The Khronos Group was founded in 2000 to provide a structure for key industry players to cooperate in the creation of open standards that deliver on the promise of cross-platform technology. Today, Khronos is a not for profit, member-funded consortium dedicated to the creation of royalty-free open standards for graphics, parallel computing, vision processing, and dynamic media. www.Khronos.org

PERKINS COIE represents market leaders in AR and VR technology, products, services and content. We assist our clients in raising capital for new ventures, protecting intellectual property, distribution, licensing, regulatory compliance and a wide variety of other legal services. Learn more.

Are you interested in sponsoring, demoing, or volunteering? Then email Joshua@reflectivebrands.com to learn more about opportunities.

If the cost of our tickets($5-20) is a prohibiting factor from your attendance, please email Joshua to ask about scholarship opportunities.

Tickets Will Sell Out: https://impactflow.com/event/disrupting-a-30-trillion-dollar-industry-arvr-for-aec-3493

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Tuesday
Jul 25, 2017
Donut.js BBQ 2017
Laurelhurst Park

This event is free, but please RSVP ahead of time at https://donutjs.club/tickets so we know how many people to expect. :)

  • We’ll be at ‘Picnic Area F,’ a short walk from the north entrance.
  • We’ll provide donuts (including vegan and gluten-free donuts), soda, water, cups/plates/utensils.
  • It’s a potluck, and we encourage donut-themed food!
  • You are welcome to bring a grill and grill foods! (We won’t be bringing one.)
  • BYOB; beer/wine is OK.
  • The Donut.js Code of Conduct will be in full effect.

This is a break from our normal monthly meetup!


We have monthly meet-ups with talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the wonderful places where those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come see some wonderful presentations, eat some donuts, and chat with friends.

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Wednesday
Aug 2, 2017
CHIFOO Event: CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

CHIFOO presents our Annual Bowling Party!

Come join us for the annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

Don't be a turkey get some turkeys. Don’t forget your socks and lucky bowling ball!

Cost CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

Come join CHIFOO on September 6th for our eighth speaker event next month for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2htyTKA

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Thursday
Aug 10, 2017
Science Hack Day Portland Meet & Greet: Potluck in the Park
Laurelhurst Park

All are welcome to gather in Laurelhurst Park to meet other Science Hack Day attendees and organizers.

We will brainstorm projects and build DIY eclipse viewers for the upcoming solar eclipse.

Optional: bring food/drink to share and a small donation for materials

To find Picnic Area A, see the park map here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/286479

Please RSVP so we can get an idea of how much materials to order: https://ti.to/maxogden/science-hack-day-pdx-summer-meetup

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Tuesday
Aug 15, 2017
PDX Free Code Camp Hangout (Tuesday Night Edition!)
Simple

Hi campers! We'll be having our Tuesday meetups at Simple. Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions. All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

Please RVSP on meetup so we can get a headcount

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Monday
Aug 21, 2017
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase2

Welcome Campers! This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

Please rsvp on meetup so we can get a headcount

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Tuesday
Aug 29, 2017
PDX Free Code Camp Hangout (Tuesday Night Edition!)
Simple

Hi campers! We'll be having our Tuesday meetups at Simple. This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions. All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

Please RVSP on meetup.com so we can get a headcount

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Donut.js
Alchemy Code Lab

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive and nom on tasty donuts!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Lee Baillie (@_lbaillie): Ruby is Awesome! Rust is Awesome! Building a Game in Both is AWESOME!
  • 7:00 — Kara Sowles (@feynudibranch): Carrying On: Tech Travel Lessons
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Liz Abinante (@feministy): The Social Responsibility of Coding
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club or at the door. We take cards.
  • Women Who Code members can register for free.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • Proceeds this month go to Basic Rights OR, an organization that works tirelessly for LGBTQ Oregonians.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • Water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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Wednesday
Sep 6, 2017
nginx.conf 2017
through The Nines Hotel

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

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

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CHIFOO Event: Launching An Innovation Team
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Launching An Innovation Team" with Erik Goodfriend, Humanity Innovation Labs!

The journey from product ideation to launch is full of challenges. Those challenges need a team able to combine the right resources, tools and insight with product strategy, design thinking, and business model design.

About the Speakers

Erik Goodfriend (@egoodfriend) combines product strategy, design thinking, and business model innovation to help organization’s realize their strategic goals. He leads business and commercialization strategy at Humanity Innovation Labs, developing scalable wearable systems that shift the healthcare paradigm from provider driven to consumer directed. Erik also works as a product development manager at Providence Health Plan, developing insurance products that incentivize positive health decisions by consumers and cost effective care delivery by providers.

Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2iv1ros

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Thursday
Sep 7, 2017
8th Annual PDX TechCrawl!

Don't miss one of the biggest tech events in Portland on Sept 7th.

For one evening, PDX Tech companies open their offices to (tech) crawlers who eat and drink their way from office to office.

It's a great way to learn about all the awesome work happening from tech companies in Portland, check their offices, learn about their job openings and meet their staff.

Last year over 3000 people joined this event. Don't miss the 8th Annual TechCrawl!

There will be information booths, food, and drink in the street for all to enjoy free of charge!

If you would like to join the crawl and receive a map and access to the buildings, you can register at our registration table for just $5.

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Saturday
Sep 9, 2017
Science Hack Day Portland 2017
through PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

A weekend making fun science projects.

Designers, students, engineers, programmers, scientists, artists, and science-enthusiasts! Excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science? Anyone who is excited about making things with science are welcome to attend. No experience in science or hacking is necessary - just an insatiable curiosity.

Wifi, 3D printers, and basic electronic prototyping equipment (soldering irons, Arduinos, etc) will be available. For more demanding projects we can help facilitate access to specific tools for your prototype.

All skill levels, ages, and backgrounds are welcome. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

You don't need a team, project, or idea to attend. Just show up and we will help you find an interesting project to work on!

To find out more, come to our meetup on Aug 10 at Laurelhurst Park!

Admission: FREE

RSVP: https://ti.to/maxogden/science-hack-day-pdx-2017

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Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
Yworkshop with Molly Lindquist
Project Object

Molly Lindquist is a founder of Consano.org, a medical research crowdfunding platform. Molly is going to share her personal journey of founding Consano, how the breast cancer diagnosis became a call-to-action, how she was able to channel her experience into something positive, became a social innovator and much more. And most importantly she'll share lessons learned along the way for you to get movin’ on your own business dreams. Molly was named a 2014 Knowledge Networks Rising Star by Portland Monthly magazine, a 2014 Orchid Award Winner and a 2015 “40 Under 40” award recipient by the Portland Business Journal and a 2015 Honoree of “the one hundred.”

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Tuesday
Sep 26, 2017
ProductStack PDX: Aligning Product Strategy with Customer Feedback
Vacasa

Join Product leaders and experts for a lively panel discussion about how to incorporate customer feedback to make products your customers love and deliver a better overall customer experience. We'll share best practices from industry leaders and give attendees a chance to ask their questions as well! 

The evening will be hosted at Vacasa’s office in the Pearl and emceed by the unofficial Godfather of Portland Tech, founder of Silicon Florist, cofounder of Portland Incubator Experiment, cofounder of Oregon Story Board, cofounder of TechfestNW, Rick Turoczy. He’ll moderate a panel discussion with Patrick Lightbody, SVP of Product Management at Delphix, Heather Knight of Airbnb, Greg Goodman, CEO of ProductPlan, Dan Podsedly, VP of Pivotal Tracker, and Kevin Steigerwald, CPO of Notion.

There will be snacks and drinks and plenty of time for networking and discussions.


AGENDA

  • 5:30 Arrive

  • 6:00 Panel Discussion: How Product can leverage Support to build better products

  • 6:40 Q&A

  • 7:00 Networking, Food, and Drinks


ABOUT THE PANEL

HEATHER KNIGHT

Heather is a former healthcare worker turned techie.  She started out on the Customer Experience at Airbnb and is currently on the Business Travel Team as an Account Coordinator for Enterprise-level companies.  She has developed a deep interest in product development and was part of a beta test group for a new internal product that was recently released into the wild.  When Heather is not working, she's learning how to code at Alchemy Labs part time program in the evenings. In her not so free time, she's also the Portland City co-director of Lesbians Who Tech.  Someday soon, when code school is finished, she hopes to resume her hiking, backpacking and international travel addictions.

GREG GOODMAN

Greg Goodman is the co-founder and CEO of ProductPlan. He has a passion for building products and companies. He was the founder of Miramar Systems, which was acquired by Computer Associates and has advised and invested in numerous technology startups including AppFolio, RightScale, HGData and Apeel Sciences. He has degrees in Computer Science and Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara.

DAN PODSEDLY

Dan Podsedly is a Pivotal Labs VP and the General Manager of Pivotal Tracker, the popular project collaboration tool for modern software teams. Dan has been with Pivotal Labs since their nascent days in the mid-2000s, and has experience in every aspect of software development, including engineering, product management, and UX design.

KEVIN STEIGERWALD

Full-stack product designer with over 10 years of experience designing, researching, marketing, planning, and building products. From package design in big-box retailers to indie games in the App Store, my passion is for designing experiences that make our lives easier and more enjoyable. I believe pies are for dessert not for charts, tortillas make the best utensil, and the iPhone 4 is the proper screen size for a phone.


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Donut.js
Alchemy Code Lab

Announcements

  • Things were crowded and loud last month—it was a packed house! This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early, and if you can't make it,
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Courtney Stanton (@q0rtz) — How to Manage People
  • 7:00 — Jesse Wolfe (@jes5199) — Synthesizing Video and Turning It Into Music
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Emily Plummer (@emplums) — Learning from History: Architecture & Universal Design
  • 8:00 — George Mandis (@georgemandis) — Make More Than Music with MIDI, JavaScript & Tiny Computers
  • 8:15 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • Proceeds this month go to Basic Rights OR, an organization that works tirelessly for LGBTQ Oregonians.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks will be available.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • Water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 3, 2017
ProductTank PDX
Vacasa

For our next meeting on October 3rd, we'll have two amazing speakers. Betsie Hoyt, Product Manager at Vacasa, and Colin Murphy, Product Consultant at MOJO PSG. Their talks will help you up your game as a PM and give you tools to move ahead. See you there!

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Wednesday
Oct 4, 2017
CHIFOO Event: Coding is for Coders: Why Designers Should Learn Business and What You Can Do About It
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Coding is for Coders: Why Designers Should Learn Business and What You Can Do About It" with Patrick Neeman, icertis!

Most designers may have heard something like, "learn to code like your life depends on it.” While empathy for the engineering process is important, and that mythical designer / coder may exist, in general, this advice is misguided. Bad for you, bad for your team, bad for your organization, and most importantly, bad for your career.

In this talk, Patrick will explain why you should not learn to code and instead focus on learning the in’s an out’s of business. He’ll cover:

• Why learning about business is a good idea for any user experience professional

• Why most businesses secretly want designers to learn business

• What aspects of business are important to user experience

• How you can take action to learn it in your organization

• Where you can apply what you have learned to your current job, and your future jobs

About the Speaker

Patrick Neeman (@usabilitycounts) (mostly) in Seattle, Washington. He is currently Sr. Director of User Experience at icertis. He was Director of Product Design at Apptio, and Director of User Experience at Jobvite. After a complete redesign of the application, Jobvite received a Webby award for employment, and the Deloitte What Works award.

Come join CHIFOO for our tenth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2hRy9jc

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Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
Evolve Your Startup: It’s All About Traction – Sell, Sell, Sell!
JLL

It’s All About Traction – Sell – Sell – Sell!

After months, or maybe even years of finding product/market fit, you’re ready to take your product to market! You’re excited to have people all over the world enjoy the benefits your product can provide. So why is it that one of the biggest hurdles for a startup is gaining initial traction?
Join us on October 10th as we hear from successful entrepreneurs, from an array of backgrounds, talk about how selling is and will always be the biggest key to your company’s success. They will share how they’re companies flourished because of the time and effort they put into being good sales reps and how they passed this knowledge to all their employees no matter what role they played in the organization – everyone selling, all the time!

Topics will Include: • Developing yourself as a salesperson • The right time to hire a sales person/team and how to do it successfully • Developing a pipeline/demand generation • Sales conversion • Selling into international markets • Sales Management Applications

Panelists: • Chanin Ballance, Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Veelo • David Eddy, Vice President, Head of Content & Business Development, GuideSpark • Scott Campbell, Chief Revenue Officer, Lytics • Sce Pike, Chief Executive Officer & President, IOTAS

Moderator: Tom O'Keefe, President & Chief Executive Officer, 4-Tell

Details: When: Tuesday, October 10th Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Cost: TiE Oregon and TAO Members $5 / Nonmembers $25

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Saturday
Oct 14, 2017
Django Girls PDX
NXT Industries Lab

Django girls a workshop aimed at total beginners, that helps attendees built a blog using Python and Django in order to learn about web development. Open to women and non-binary people :)

Apply Today!

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Thursday
Oct 19, 2017
Brain bits: The molecular basis of neural communication and plasticity
Vacasa

f we were bold enough to attempt building a brain inside a computer, how much detail would our computer program require to pass as ‘convincingly intelligent’?

This should be a great meetup!

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Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
Donut.js October 2017
Alchemy Code Lab

Announcements

  • This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Alan McCosh (@whilesoftware) — A Game Developer’s Approach to Building Productivity Software
  • 7:00 — Marissa Anderson (@electrozoic) — Code Review for the Mind
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Josh Millard (@joshmillard) — Keeping Web Communities Healthy in a Dark Timeline
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks will be available.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • Water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

Website
Thursday
Nov 9, 2017
CHIFOO Event: Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies
1st Floor Conference Room- Big Pink (Us Bancorp Tower), 111 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

CHIFOO presents "Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies" with Andrew Sweany, Tripwire!

Software for tech savvy system admins and security analysts doesn’t need to be easy to use, right? Wrong. Providing good software to the folks keeping our data safe is much more important than one click shoe shopping.

About the Speaker

Andrew (@andrewsweany) began as a Human Factors Engineer at Intel in 2000 and since that time has completed countless user research activities on a huge range of products (software, hardware, web/desk, tablet, & mobile) across the entire life cycle (from emerging concepts to well established enterprise and consumer products).

Come join CHIFOO for our eleventh and final speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2imCE8Q

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Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
November PDX Tech + Pong Tournament
AltSource

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and drinks [Note: You must have a connection to the tech community.]

Bring $5 cash for the winner takes all tournament if you want to play!

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Tuesday
Nov 28, 2017
Donut.js November 2017
Alchemy Code Lab

Announcements

  • Ticket sales are limited to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Cory Reed (@swashcap) & Chris Dieringer (@cdaringe) — How to Make a Donut
  • 7:00 — Kim Niedermaier — Data, Design, and D3
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Kyle Shevlin (@kyleshevlin) — Just Enough Functional Programming to be a Danger to Yourself and Coworkers
  • 8:00 — Kari Goin (@karigoin) — Advocating & Implementing Accessibility in the Public Sector
  • 8:20 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
  • Free Donut.js stickers available.
  • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
  • Water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Every Month

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month we are raising money for p:ear, a local organization that builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art, and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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Thursday
Dec 7, 2017
Diversity in Tech: Portland Based Solutions (Panel & Happy Hour)
eBay

In alignment with the TechTown PDX Diversity Pledge, we too believe it is necessary to do more than just talking about the need for a more diverse tech sector. As tech professionals, we think collective action and accountability are required to address the underrepresentation of women, LGBTQ+, and people of color in our industry.

Sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 coding boot camp in America by Course Report, join panelists from Chick Tech, Free Geek, Out in Tech, Lesbians Who Tech, WeWork and more for a discussion on how some organizations are continuously working to empower diversity and digital inclusion in our community.

Panelists: Justin Hulog - Out in Tech, Portland Chapter Founder Sara Rasmussen - Free Geek, Digital Inclusion Manager Janel Hull - ChickTech, Community Manager Heather Knight - Lesbians Who Tech, Portland Chapter Representative Marianne Moyer - WeWork, Community Manager

Moderator: Emma Holland - Thinkful, Community Manager

Thinkful is a career accelerator that supports graduates seeking high-growth careers in technology. We focus on the flexibility and accessibility offered online with the support and networking opportunities offered in-person. Thinkful grads are job-ready after working alongside professional engineers through 1-on-1 mentorship, in-depth curriculum and a learning model that emphasizes real-world application over theory. Ranked #1 best overall Bootcamp in America by Course Report, 91% of our graduates finding a job within six months. Find out more about Thinkful Portland on our website.

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Saturday
Jan 6
eBikes
TVF&R Station 67

Do you want to learn about eBikes? What is the range and speed of an eBike? What will the infrastructure look like in 5 to 10 years?

Cedar will give us a live demo of his eBike.

We'll have a short presentation and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Wednesday
Jan 10
CHIFOO Event: Is Design Metrically Opposed?
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Is Design Metrically Opposed?" with Jared Spool, Center Centre & UIE!

The world of metrics and analytics have often been at odds with how designers work. Design is a process where we finely tune our intuition to create great user experiences. Yet, sometimes, what we think is best rivals the metrics. So which do we believe-our gut or the data?

In the world of measures, metrics, and Key Performance Indicators some practices, like the growth hacking approach to increasing Monthly Average Users (MAUs), have hurt the online experience of Instagram and LinkedIn. While alternatives to satisfaction and net promoter score give insight into the design process and help designers have better instincts.

If you’re ready to talk to your teams about what you really need, help management interpret the data, and create analytical experiments that provide design insights, don’t miss this talk.

About the Speaker Jared Spool (@jmspool) is a co-founder of Center Centre and the founder of UIE.

While he led UIE, the industry research firm he started in 1988, the field of UX design emerged and Jared helped define what makes UX designers successful all over the world. In 2016, with Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman, he opened Center Centre, a new school in Chattanooga, TN to create the next generation of industry-ready UX Designers. They created a revolutionary approach to vocational training, infusing Jared's decades of UX experience with Leslie's mastery of experience-based learning methodologies.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Come join CHIFOO for our first speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start".

http://bit.ly/2BMf4tw

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Wednesday
Feb 7
CHIFOO Event: Wasted Time Isn’t Time Wasted
TBD

CHIFOO presents "Wasted Time Isn’t Time Wasted: Ensuring An Ethical Process" with Corey Pressman, Fiction!

We are at an important juncture in our technologic and social evolution requires focus and acumen and something else: poetry, imagination, and daydreaming.

This talk presents a way for us - the makers and thinkers of the science fiction present - to organize our activities so as to include healthy portions of the arts & humanities, experimentation, and daydreaming. Creating and maintaining a healthy dream/work balance will ensure that our emerging machine environments are centered on us, and not us on them.

About the Speaker Corey Pressman (@cspressman) is a strategist, anthropologist and futurist with over 20 years’ experience providing clarity and direction to clients and partners of all kinds. As VP of Adaptive Strategies at Fiction, he generates, manages and works on projects with large corporations, universities and startups to help them envision and enact human-centered communication and innovation.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our second speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2CUSLBv

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Thursday
Feb 8
CoffeeOps
Simple Local Coffee

Get together and talk shop with your fellow nerds. We tend to talk DevOps topics, but anything adjacent is also welcome. If enough people show up we'll follow the Lean Coffee format, otherwise we just hang out and talk.

We meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month. If you can't make this one but are interested, Tweet at @PDXCoffeeOps to let us know there's an audience.

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Saturday
Feb 17
Want to see a Fold-able Kayak?
TVF&R Station 67

Check out Hong Wong's foldable kayak. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRv7EY3Qa-4

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!

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Tuesday
Feb 27
Donut.js February 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Qristy Overton (@NextLevelBanana) — PICO-8 Tweetcarts: Making Donuts in 280 Characters or Less
  • 7:00 — Melissa Lewis (@iff_or) — The Metaphor of Semaphore: Explaining the Internet
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Karl Anderson @karlanderson — Futel: Telecommunications Colossus of the Modern Age
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is the Oregon Justice Resource Center, a local organization working to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities, especially people living in poverty and people of color.

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Wednesday
Mar 7
CHIFOO Event: Humanizing Technology For The Betterment All
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Humanizing Technology For The Betterment All" with Elizabeth Bacon, Devise Consulting!

Liz will use the breadth of her professional background and core design practices to expound on the fundamental responsibility we have in HCI fields to humanize technology for the betterment of all. Her deep experience in user research, interaction design, product management as well as entrepreneurship all reflect her passion for solving wicked problems and ensuring that we’re making the world a better place through our work. She will talk about personas, a tool for humanizing “users” and working towards their good at every step of the product/service design and development process. Come and be inspired, while taking away actionable tools that improve everybody’s outcomes.

About The Speaker Elizabeth Bacon (@ebacon)- "I've been practicing at the forefront of the interaction design and product management fields for almost twenty years. My professional endeavors have included in-house roles at St. Jude Medical, Providence Health & Services, Cigna, and most recently as Head of Product at Qantas Assure in Australia."

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our third speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2BVRGfD

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Thursday
Mar 8
Engage Conference
Sentinel Hotel

Engage Conference is a one-day digital marketing conference in Portland, Oregon, presenting multiple informative learning tracks and panel sessions. It will feature a full day of insight into the industry’s hottest topics, such as: artificial intelligence, email marketing automation and the rise of digital marketing in the craft beer and marijuana industry. Keynotes will be presented by Purna Virji from Microsoft and Ian Lurie from Clearlink.

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Wednesday
Mar 14
Happy Hour @ Alchemy Code Lab
Alchemy Code Lab

You can learn to code in just 5 months at Alchemy Code Lab. Join us for happy hour on March 15 to meet the staff and get all of your questions answered about upcoming courses, loan and scholarship options, what the program is like, and more.

And keeping with happy hour tradition, there will be snacks and drinks!

Agenda: 4:30 - 5:00: Mingling 5: 00: Brief introductions to the Code Lab team 5:30 - 6:30: Additional networking and mingling with Alchemy Code Lab's staff and instructors

We’re here to hang out and answer your questions. Low pressure, great drinks, top-notch alumni. RSVP!

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Tuesday
Mar 27
Donut.js March 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 — Danielle Heberling: Yinzer’s First Alexa Skill
  • 7:00 — Lizzi Lindboe: How Functional Programming Can Be Useful for You
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Josh Marinacci: I am VR and So Can You!
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
  • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is the Sexual Assault Resource Center, a local organization promoting social justice by eliminating sexual violence in our community through education, support, and advocacy.

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Saturday
Mar 31
Space X - Falcon Heavy - Space Tesla
TVF&R Station 67

Do you want to know more about SpaceX, the Falcon Heavy, and space Tesla?

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!

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Wednesday
Apr 18
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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CHIFOO Event: How to Fight Fascism
TBD

CHIFOO presents "How to Fight Fascism" with Mike Monteiro, Mule Design!

All design is political, because all politics are designed. The world is a mess because a certain set of people designed it to be a mess. Now we need a different set of people to design our way out of it. This is not a choice. Regardless of whether this is what we wanted or not fascism is knocking on our front door. This is how we knock back.

About the Speaker Mike Monteiro (@monteiro) is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design. He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. Mike writes and speaks frequently about the craft and business of design.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our fourth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2zePKJP

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Tuesday
Apr 24
Donut.js April 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 - Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 - Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 - Sandya Sankarram (@sandyaaaas) — Learnings from Going Local(e)
  • 7:00 - Intermission!
  • 7:15 - Ryan Kubik (@ryrykubes) — HTML5 Game Development with Phaser
  • 7:30 - Intermission!
  • 7:45 - Noelle Daley (@elnoelle) — Self Help: You’re Already Doing It
  • 8:00 - Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is the Portland Meet Portland, a local organization that ‘welcomes and befriends immigrants and refugees, enriching community by creating mutually beneficial mentoring opportunities and dialogue that promote cross-cultural learning, enhance work skills and build trust.

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Saturday
Apr 28
Scrum Certification Workshop
Portland State University Engineering Building

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO TAKE YOUR PROJECTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON TRAINING FOR SCRUM

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on April 28th, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully. Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

– Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS:

Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales. Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months. Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales. Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers. Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations. International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS:

PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING:

This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com.

***P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

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Tuesday
May 1
Out in Tech Portland // May Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our May Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, May 1st from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

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Wednesday
May 2
Cvent Women's Week Open House
Cvent

Calling all Portlanders who support women in technology! We’re thrilled to offer you an opportunity to explore all Cvent has to offer at our Portland office location. Join us for a free networking event to meet our team and learn what Cvent can do for your career! There will be refreshments and beverages - and of course, great conversation with a panel of women discussing "Women Influencers in the Technology Industry!" Register to join us. We hope to see you there! #cventPDXwomen

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Networking 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

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Wednesday
May 9
CHIFOO Event: Breaking The Veil Of Research
TBD

CHIFOO presents "What Happens When You Break The Veil Of Research?" with Nancy Frishberg, Senior UX Researcher & Coach!

In design education, there is no ethical code that all agree on. What about computer science or any of the other disciplines we may have been trained in? The discussions of ethics and the real-life experiences that followed have informed my understanding of universal access and ethical responsibilities of design. I'll challenge myself to make the connections between these two endeavors (interpreting and design research or human-computer interaction) clear for all.

About the Speaker Nancy Frishberg (@nancyf) has had several careers. The one most familiar to CHIFOO audiences is her work in qualitative research with humans, usually about improving products and services that people use and pay for and the processes that get them to those interactions and purchases. She has worked in tech companies, financial services institutions, and as a consultant to both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Come join CHIFOO for our fifth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2zHNcUJ

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Tuesday
May 15
WWCode - Diversity in Tech: Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity
WeWork Pioneer Place

Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to feature “Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity”, by Kristina Houck, LCSW and Tanya Crenshaw, PhD.


Tech culture needs to change. All too often, underrepresented groups are marginalized and excluded as a result of implicit bias expressed through microaggressions. Creating a culture in which everyone experiences a sense of acceptance and belonging requires a collective commitment.


What to Expect
- Presentation and interactive workshop
- Learn about the relationship between implicit bias and the microaggressions that can surface

Key Takeaways
- Actionable ways to disrupt bias
- Identify and practice strategies to engage in culture change
- Changing the culture requires a lot of people making individual choices that actively tear down and confront everyday biases and microaggressions

Timeline
6:00 - 6:30 - Networking, food, and mingle
6:30 - 6:45 - Women Who Code Portland and WeWork Intro
6:45 - 7:45 - Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Equity
7:45 - 8:00 - Audience / Speaker Q-n-A
8:00 - 8:30 - Networking + opportunity to connect with speakers

About Women Who Code Portland
Women Who Code is a non-profit global organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers -- we are the Portland chapter!

About the Facilitators
The workshop is co-facilitated by Kristina Houck, LCSW and Tanya Crenshaw, PhD.
Kristina is a Clinical Social Worker with more than a decade of experience as a therapist and advocate. She has implemented several bystander intervention projects to create communities of inclusivity and safety. She facilitates difficult conversations with openness and authenticity.
Tanya has a Computer Science Ph.D. with over twenty years of technical experience. A published researcher she has spent over a decade investigating people’s sense of community and belonging in tech. Her candidness inspires action.
Together, Kristina and Tanya provide practical solutions for complex problems.

About our Hosts
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. They transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. More than just the best place to work, though, this is a movement toward humanizing work. They believe that CEOs can help each other, offices can use the comforts of home, and we can all look forward to Monday if we find real meaning in what we do.

Who Should Attend
Everyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.
Our {short} Code of Conduct
Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. 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. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

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Wednesday
Jun 6
CHIFOO Event: Quantifying Qualitative Decisions
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Quantifying Qualitative Decisions" with Lynn Boyden, USC IT Services!

Lynn has developed an approach that engages the participants in a decision-making process. It helps them prioritize and evaluate the various possibilities, resulting in a quantified outcome. It's quick to set up and execute, and the participatory nature of the process generates buy-in and acceptance of the outcome. Lynn will walk you through the method and show you a few examples. We'll discuss some variations based on your setting and the type of decision you’re making, and then Lynn will field questions from the audience.

About the Speaker Lynn Boyden (@lrb23) trained as a librarian at UCLA and has worked for various agencies, Symantec and Yahoo!. She ran the Los Angeles office of FatDUX, where she numbered UCLA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the University of Illinois, and KBHome among her clients. She is an information architect in ITS at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and has taught user experience design in the Master’s degree program in Information Studies at UCLA since 2001.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2zJcJgc

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Saturday
Jun 9
Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agilist Training -Two Days Training
through Union Bank Tower

Intro to Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SAFe) Training Two Days Training

Join us for a two-day Scaled Agile Framework workshop on June 09th, 2018 and June 16th, 2018; featuring Jay Mittal PMP, CSM, CSPO, SA, SPC; an experienced Project and Product Manager, whose client list include many of the Fortune 500 companies, including Nike and Standard insurance in Portland, OR. Jay is a certified trainer for SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe Product Owner, and SAFe Agilist courses.

Blockbuster. Kodak. Tower Records. Nokia. Taxi Industry. Compaq. These companie were all iconic market leaders that couldn’t adapt to new business models and technology innovations ahead of their competitors. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper, and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. Enterprises must learn how to adapt quickly to these changing technologies and economic conditions or they will become extinct, no matter their size, smarts, or strength. This holds true even for businesses that don’t consider themselves Information Technology (IT) or software companies. Professional services, financial services, healthcare institutions, and government entities are all highly dependent on their ability to produce new technology-based products and services. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques.

Come get a taste of the future of management and learn about SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework). This two day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification program and is for executives, managers and Agile change agents who are responsible for leading a Lean/Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise.

FAMOUS LAST WORDS:

IBM: "There will only ever be a need for 100 computers." DEC: "No one would ever buy a personal computer." Blockbuster: "People don't want to watch films over the internet." Novell: "Our technology is much more sophisticated than Microsoft." Bookstores: "People want to pick up and handle the books, not read them on the computer." SONY: "Beta technology is far superior to VHS." LOTUS: "Our spreadsheet is far superior to Microsoft even if it is complicated." NOKIA: "Our phones are the world standard, even if they are proprietary." TOWER RECORDS: "People want to own their own music, not rent it online." BlackBerry: "Our security is what companies want, they won't let Android or iPhones on their network, even if our stuff costs more." Kodak: "People will always prefer film cameras, even if we invented digital ones."

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

– Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project – Learn about the Scaled Agile Framework for enterprises. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. And how large organizations like Intel, Nike, Google, and Apple are implementing Agile techniques in Scaled environments. Come away with insights on how to manage your next projects.

BENEFITS:

  • Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science
  • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
  • Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

JAY MITTAL’S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Highly skilled professional with over fifteen years of experience, Jay has extensive experience in diverse software and hardware platforms providing management, leadership, analysis, design, development, migration to implement business technology solutions.
  • Experienced in complete life cycle of software development projects in both Waterfall and Agile frameworks including working as Project Manager, - Product Manager, Scrum Master and Agile coach.
  • Consulting experience with Standard Insurance, Anthem Insurance, Nike, Michelin Tire, Novelis, WebMD.
  • Experienced in different Industry Verticals including: Retail, Life & Health Insurance, Manufacturing, Advertising, and Banking.
  • Worked as Project and Product Manager with Fortune 500 companies. Client list include Nike, Standard Insurance, Michelin Tire, and WebMD.

JAY MITTAL'S CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Implementing Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Leading Scaled Agile Framework - SAFe 4.5 Agilist (SA)
  • Scaled Agile Framework for Teams - SAFe 4.5 Practitioner (SP)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP - MS Project 2010)

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING:

This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com. P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

RSVP Now: http://bit.ly/agiletraining2018

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Wednesday
Jun 20
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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Saturday
Jun 23
Scrum Certification Workshop
Portland State University

Want to learn how to take your projects to the Next Level

Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on June 23rd, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

– Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS

Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales. Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months. Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales. Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers. Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations. International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING

This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com. P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 26
Donut.js June 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 - Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 - Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 - Danielle Robinson (@daniellecrobins) — Everything I Know About Public Speaking I Learned from (Private Room) Karaoke
  • 7:00 - 10-minute break!
  • 7:15 - Miki Demeter (@theDawgCr8) — Choosing Better Open Source Components for Your Project
  • 7:30 - 10-minute break!
  • 7:45 - Justin Falcone (@modernserf) — One Hundred Years of JavaScript
  • 8:00 - Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is Sisters of the Road, a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

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Wednesday
Jul 11
CHIFOO Event: Ethical Dilemmas & Democratized Proliferation Artificial Intelligence
TBD

CHIFOO presents "Ethical Dilemmas & The Democratized Proliferation Of The State Of The Art AI" with Tapabrata Ghosh!

This talk will discuss the ethical dilemmas that arise from the economic consequences of extended deployment of artificial intelligence systems. In particular, the prospect of technological unemployment, the issues caused by it and potential solutions will be discussed. The talk will also briefly cover how open source software and decentralized education can be utilized to increase proliferation of state of the art artificial intelligence technology in a democratized manner to developers and others.

About the Speaker Tapabrata Ghosh's(@semiDL) biography will be published shortly.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Come join CHIFOO for our seventh speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2Cjfack

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Meet Owl's Head - A Digital Agency looking for Jr. Web Developers
NedSpace

Only 1% of online applicants get hired. While up to 85% of jobs are filled from networking

The problem is most people hate networking and connecting to companies meaningfully can be daunting.

We've created an event to help you connect with tech companies who are hiring - anxiety free


Owl's Head will be sharing about their work culture, what it's like to work for them, and taking applications for a Jr. Web Developer. This is not only for Web Developers though! The next jobs they will be looking to fill are an SEO Expert and a Developer.

We will also have food, drinks, and door prizes!

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Saturday
Jul 14
Robot Film Festival
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

The Robot Film Festival (RFF) is an annual celebration of robots on screen and in performance. The event features screenings of invited films and juried selections from open- call submissions, live performances by robot entertainers, and a red-carpet awards ceremony.

The eighth annual Robot Film Festival is themed VINTAGE ARCADE REVIVAL. What would the robots of today look like through the lens of 1980's technoptimists? Enter a technological storytelling time machine, and see the modern world through their eyes.

Event Schedule: 4pm Short Film Screenings 6pm Cocktail Party 8pm Botskers Award Cememony

Over the course of the festivities, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Pearl District; savor delicious locally-made food and beverages, appreciate robotic demonstrations and art exhibits, and discuss the richly varied and thematically curated screening sessions.

History: RFF was founded in New York City in 2011 with the mission of spreading positive storytelling about robotics. Since then, the Festival has expanded its influence with events in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles. The event is produced by an interdisciplinary team of roboticists, filmmakers, and storytellers. Through these traveling screenings and its online video archives, RFF nurtures a community of creatives and engineers who explore, document, and invent the imaginative world of robotics.

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Saturday
Jul 28
Join Us for a Demo of a Smart Sneaker
TVF&R Station 67

Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

Want to see the first version of our smart sneaker for OMSI Maker Faire Portland? Garrett will share the first version to inspired all of to create our own for Maker Faire.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Tuesday
Jul 31
Donut.js July 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 - Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 - Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 - Haile Canton (@hailecanton) — When to Stop Teaching Others and Start Caring For Ourselves
  • 7:00 - 10-minute break!
  • 7:15 - Erik Hansen (@eirkeirkeirk) — Never Type ‘git status’ (And Other Practices of a Frictionless Developer)
  • 7:30 - 10-minute break!
  • 7:45 - Marisa Morby (@marisamorby) — How Design and Data Can Save the World: Urban Planning and the Future of Cities
  • 8:00 - Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project, “a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working conditions and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.”

http://portlandvoz.org/

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Wednesday
Aug 1
CHIFOO Social: Game Night
Bagdad Theater and Pub

CHIFOO presents Game Night at the Bagdad's Backstage Bar.

It's time for the annual CHIFOO August social and we're mixing it up a bit with Game Night this year. Join us at the Backstage Bar to enjoy food, brews, and gaming fun. We are providing a selection of easy and fun tabletop games and there are pool tables for those who enjoy cue sports. There are even a few group activities planned. As usual, very special prizes will be awarded. You need not play anything to win! So come join us and have some fun.

CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full package for just $10! It’s a heck of a deal.

http://bit.ly/2lsWChN

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ProductTank PDX August
WeWork Power + Light

Please join us for an awesome ProductTank meetup. There will be food, sponsored by Cloudability, and beer! And 2 great talks for Product Managers and product people.

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Saturday
Aug 4
Kanban Training & Workshop
Union Bank Tower

Practical, Hands-on Training For Kanban

Learn how to “Stop Starting and Start Finishing”

Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on August 04th, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our Kanban workshop will help you adopt a value–centric system of planning and executing your work. In the one day training we cover the basics of Kanban, one of the agile processes, through a combination of theory and extensive exercises. With in-depth exercises and coaching from an experienced practitioner, participants will learn how to initiate change with Kanban and bring in process improvements by identifying and addressing bottlenecks, prioritize, and initiate collaboration.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

      * Understand how to make prioritization, sequencing and scheduling decisions based on economic factors instead of hunches.

      * Learn how to forecast single and multiple work items (releases, sprints) and be able to answer the questions like "When will the work be finished?" accurately instead of guessing due dates.

      * Acquire skills to avoid emotional objections to changes in general and to Kanban WIP limits introduction in particular.

      * Enabled by seven Kanban cadences, be able to introduce continuous learning and improvement process by implementing organizational feedback loops.

      * Familiarize with Kanban Risk Management approaches, service orientation, asymmetrical commitment and rollout phases for a Kanban initiative.

      * Increase Kanban knowledge to manage, sustain and scale evolutionary improvements in their organization.

BENEFITS:

      * Get a thorough understanding of the Kanban method, its core principles and practices.

      * Learn how to design and introduce a Kanban system into your existing work environment.

      * Understand how to improve service delivery with Kanban systems and ensure better customer focus.

      * Learn to maximize benefits of the Pull-based workflow, limit Work In Progress (WIP) through continuous collaboration and active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the best possible team workflow.

      * Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science.

      * Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors.

      * Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs).

      * Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace.

      * Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.

      * Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions.

WHO SHOULD COME?

Kanban is one of the easiest ways to get your process and delivery under control, anyone with work that needs to get done will benefit. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organisation, from senior managers looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices. Who should come? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams;

      * Senior Managers

      * Program and Project Managers

      * Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts

      * Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents

      * Product & Software Developers & Testers

      * Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers,

      * Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.)

      * Portfolio Managers, Supply Logistics Professionals.

      * Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

      * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.

      * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.

      * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.

      * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.

      * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.

      * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS:

      * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute

      * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org

      * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner,   Scrum Alliance

      * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com.

*** P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

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Saturday
Aug 11
Scrum Certification Workshop
Union Bank Tower

Want to learn how to take your projects to the Next Level

Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on August 11th, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

– Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project

BENEFITS

Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

ADDITIONAL FOR AUDIENCE

SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business programs.

SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
 * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
 * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
 * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.
 * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.
 * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS

 * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
 * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org
 * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
 * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance

CERTIFICATIONS FOR THIS TRAINING

 * This workshop is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. https://www.scrum.org/. Our students have gone on to take this test after the event, and passed. 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com. P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

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Wednesday
Aug 15
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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Tuesday
Aug 28
Donut.js August 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Caleb Taylor (@ctaylo21): How Webpack Works
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:15 — Nisha Kumar (@nishakmr): Bringing Cloud Down to Earth
  • 7:30 — 10-minute break
  • 7:45 — Angela Riggs (@angelariggs_): Creating a Culture of Quality Assurance
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Delicious Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is Q Center, the largest LGBTQ community center in the Pacific Northwest, supporting the self-actualization and collective empowerment of LGBTQ2SIA+ people of all ages, races, genders and abilities.

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Wednesday
Sep 5
CHIFOO Panel Discussion Event: Ethics in Augmented And Virtual Reality
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Panel Discussion: Ethics in Augmented And Virtual Reality" Ben Strackany, DevelopmentNow Corey Pressman, Fiction Seth Chaffee, Giant Astronaut Josh Hansen, PixelPool

An educational panel covering ethics in development, design, application, business use, and usability of mixed reality (Augmented and Virtual Reality) technology. Walk away with valuable insight from leaders in the emerging tech space, and learn how to apply this new technology in productive and functional ways for your business.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our eighth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2BXSLAg

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Women Talk: Conferences
R/GA

A panel of brilliant women sharing their experiences and advice for speaking at tech and design conferences

Women Talk Design is on a mission to see diverse speakers on stage. In this panel discussion, we've invited incredible women who have spoken at design and tech conferences and public events to share their experiences. Learn how they got their first speaking engagement, what conferences they attend, how they prepare for giving a talk, and what advice they have for those getting started. We hope you'll leave inspired to share your own ideas and experiences, and get out there and speak.

Agenda:

6:30 - 6:50 - Meet and mingle

6:50 - 8:15 - Panel & Q&A

8:15 - 8:30 - More networking

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

The event is open to everyone. Please take a moment to read through Women Talk Design's Code of Conduct before RSVPing.

By registering for this workshop, you recognize that photographs will be taken during the event, that may be used in press and marketing materials for Women Talk Design. If you would like to opt out, please let the registration desk know when you check in, or send us an email at contact@womentalkdesign.com.

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Tuesday
Sep 25
Donut.js September 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Eli Duke (@eliduke): Forking a Gem: Taking Open-Source Software Into Your Own Hands
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:15 — Naomi Rubin (@naomiyaki) — Don’t Gender that Robot, and other options for adding representation to your fiction story
  • 7:30 — 10-minute break
  • 7:45 — Suz Hinton (@noopkat): Exploring WebUSB and Its Exciting Potential
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Delicious Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is Cascade AIDS Project, whose mission is to support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare.

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Thursday
Sep 27
Pitch Club Beaverton
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Tom Kingsley, TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated the event and creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Monday
Oct 1
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout: Career Transition Edition!
Phase 2

Welcome back campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

This week will joined by Maigen Thomas, who will be giving a talk on making a career shift.

About Maigen:

Maigen Thomas Chief Motivational Officer of Empowered Women in Tech (www.empoweredwomenintech.com) and UX Designer for Compli (www.compli.com), who will share her personal story of pivoting from being a Flight Attendant to Full Stack Developer to UX Designer.

@maigen on twitter/LinkedIn @maigenthomas on FB/Instagram

Please RSVP on Meetup so we can get a head count for food. https://www.meetup.com/Free-Code-Camp-Portland/events/vnrsnmyxnbcb/

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Tuesday
Oct 2
Out in Tech Portland // October Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech Portland for our October Social at Crush Bar!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are apart of / interested in the Tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00 - 9:30pm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com/

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Wednesday
Oct 3
NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo
Tektronix Bldg 38

Startup & seasoned manufacturers are invited to attend the 18th annual Northwest Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo, which celebrates and promotes local electronics and manufacturing industries. NEDME offers:

Connections to seasoned companies Mentorship opportunities Networking with diverse companies Tech sessions to develop skills and strategies Keynotes speakers - Duane Benson, Board President of the Electronics Manufacturing Association and Rick Turoczy of PiE. Free lunch & coffee!

Just register at www.nedme.com. Attendance is $5/person or 2 cans of non-perishable items donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Tech sessions are $15.

Time: 7AM-4PM Date: Wednesday, October 3rd Location: Tektronix - 3025 SW Zworykin Ave Building #38 Beaverton, OR 97005 Cost: $5-$20 depending on activity

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ACT-W Evenings
CENTRL east

ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Tech Women) PDX Evenings are events hosted on the 1st Wednesday of the month intended to bring women and allies in technology together for a night of local inspiration!

Every ACT-W PDX Evening will feature a local leader in the women in tech community and offers the opportunity for you to authentically connect with others in the Portland tech community. This event is hosted in the lobby of CENTRL Office Eastside from 5:30-7:30pm, with the talk beginning at 6:15pm and networking before and after. Drinks and appetizers will be served.

Our October ACT-W PDX Evening will feature Maigen Thomas, Chief Motivational Officer of Empowered Women in Tech and UX Designer for Compli, who will share her personal story of pivoting from being a Flight Attendant to Full Stack Developer to UX Designer. Her talk will focus on actionable ways you can get and stay radically motivated to reach your long term goals.

Please make sure you have read and agree to the ACT-W Code of Conduct! (http://www.act-w.org/about-act-w/conduct/)

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CHIFOO Event: Ethics In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
MODA Tower

CHIFOO presents "Ethics In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence" with Cennydd Bowles, Cennydd Ltd!

We mistakenly believe that technology is neutral; that inert objects cannot have moral characteristics. And so we make embarrassing blunders – racist chatbots, manipulative research, privacy violations – that undermine trust and harm those we should help.

This is a dangerous trajectory. We urgently need a deeper ethical dialogue about emerging technology, and interaction design's role within it. This session, informed by many months of ongoing research, will discuss:

-Why companies make poor ethical decisions, -The development of ethical thinking in other morally-charged disciplines, -Methods of engaging users in the ethics of emerging technology, -Ways for designers to engage positively and affect ethical outcomes, so that design decisions benefit not only ourselves but our wider communities and the world at large.

About The Speaker Cennydd Bowles' (@Cennydd) is a London-based designer and writer with fifteen years of experience advising clients including Twitter, Ford, Cisco, and the BBC. His focus today is the ethics of emerging technology. He has lectured on the topic at Carnegie Mellon University, Google, and New York’s School of Visual Arts, and is a sought-after speaker at technology and design events worldwide. His second book, Future Ethics, has just been published.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2CgJeYP

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Saturday
Oct 6
CAT Barcamp 2018
Portland State University Engineering Building

Find out more and register for the event at http://catbarcamp.org

CAT BarCamp is a free unconference hosted by the Computer Action Team at Portland State University every year.

BarCamps are free conferences where the people who show up on the day of decide what the conference is about. No scheduled talks are planned beforehand by the organizers, making the range of talks and topics covered each year entirely unique. Timeslots are posted in an accessible place and the attendants are given (fairly) free reign to post and choose which talks they would like to attend or give. We only ask that topics be respectful and PG-rated.

The CAT at PSU is an ops training organization that has secured the venue and is organizing the event. We expect many job-hungry students skilled in development, computer science, operations, and everything else to be in attendance at this event and we want to enable as many connections as possible. Because the CAT is a tech organization and has ties to the larger tech community, many speakers will likely give tech-oriented talks.

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Monday
Oct 8
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
through World Trade Center

Now in its 36th year, the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference prioritizes adding and improving the quality of software.

Our industry learns from working with education, healthcare, manufacturing, government sectors, and more. What can those other industries learn from us? Come and find out at PNSQC 2018.

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Thursday
Oct 11
Out in Tech PDX | Sharing is Queering
Airbnb Portland

Join Out in Tech PDX on Thursday, October 11th for a panel on LGBTQ+ futures and the sharing economy! Stay afterwards for the social! Hosted by Airbnb.

Schedule:

6:00 PM | Doors

6:30 PM | Panel

8:00 PM | Social

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

Note: A BIG thank you to Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at https://www.ovidio.design

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Wednesday
Oct 17
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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