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Wednesday
Jan 31
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

PDX Exploit Workshop

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Thursday
Jan 25
Advanced Heroku: Beyond `git push` Presented by Heroku Developer Advocate Jonan Scheffler
Alchemy Code Lab

https://www.meetup.com/alchemycodelab/events/247071538/

Given how simple Heroku is to use you are likely familiar with most of the basic features, but if all you're doing with the platform is git push heroku master you're missing out on a treasure trove of knowledge.

Come join Heroku Developer Advocate Jonan Scheffler on a guided tour of the more advanced features of the Heroku platform. You'll be surprised how much you may be missing.

Please bring your laptop and pre-install the Heroku command line tools if you have a moment: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/heroku-cli.

There are no prerequisites to attend this workshop, we welcome all levels of experience.

Beer, soft drinks and pizza will be provided. If you have specific dietary restrictions please let us know.

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Saturday
Jan 27
Introduction to Deep Learning With Tensorflow and Keras
Alchemy Code Lab

Introduction to Deep Learning with Tensorflow and Keras

Deep Learning (DL) is a fast growing and exciting sub-field of machine learning and AI that has recently made extraordinary advancements in many applications such as image recognition, natural language processing, speech transcription, classification and forecasting.

This 2 day introductory course focuses on giving you a firm foundation of deep learning techniques using a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises. The presentations introduce essential background and theory and allow for questions and discussions. And the exercises use Jupyter notebooks with Keras and Tensorflow to show you the essentials of building and training neural nets.

Deep learning can transform any industry. This course will help you find creative ways to apply it to yours.

You'll learn:

  • The fundamentals of deep learning including
    • how to build dense / fully connected networks
    • how to use convolutional layers
    • when to use recurrent LSTM/GRU networks
    • how to choose an optimizer and loss function
    • when to use dropout and batch normalization
    • how to prepare training and test data
    • and more
  • How to navigate the options and decisions for different model architectures.
  • Efficiently use and fine-tune pre-trained models.

So that you can:

  • identify important and appropriate questions
  • collect and prepare real world data
  • design and train effective models

... to get the answers you need for your business and career.

You'll get the most out of this course if:

  • You have a familiarity with Python and Numpy.
  • You have a deep curiosity and interest in learning about machine learning.
  • You want to understand and work with cutting edge deep learning approaches with complex data.

Note: You don't need to be a math wizard - this is a hands on practical class. Though knowing more is always helpful, deep understanding of linear algebra and and calculus are not necessary. We will cover all the math basics necessary to get started in the class.

Topics

Over the 2 days we will cover

  1. Deep Learning Introduction and Overview
  2. Dense NNs and Keras
  3. Essential Theory
  4. Convolutional NNs
  5. Data Preparation
  6. Keras API Deep Dive
  7. Transfer Learning
  8. Advanced Architectures
  9. Introduction to Tensorflow
  10. Practical Training Tips
  11. Tensorflow Deep Dive
  12. Production and Deployment

Preparation

If you'd like to work with software installed on your own laptop we suggest you download and install Conda and use to to install Python3, Numpy, Pandas, Jupyter, Tensorflow and Keras.

A docker image with the necessary software pre-installed will also be made available.

If you can't install Conda or Docker, let us know when you register and we will strive to provide access to a running Jupyter Notebook instance.

Also, feel free to bring a CSV of a data set you are interested in exploring and a description of what you'd like to predict.

Schedule

Saturday Jan 27 and Feb 3rd, 9AM - 1PM

Alchemy Code Lab 30 NW 10th Ave Portland, OR 97209 alchemycodelab.com

More information and future classes

For more information and information on future classes please contact Julio and sign up for announcements at https://e-string.com/training/

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Tuesday
Jan 30
Donut.js January 2018
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 — Vanessa White @the_nephilim Project Management 101 with Cats!
  • 7:00 — Ryan McKern @the_mckern Bash 101: What Are Dot Files?
  • 7:20 — Intermission!
  • 7:40 — Matt Haughey @mathowie Communication is the Hardest Part
  • 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 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 Call to Safety, a Portland organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower our community. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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Wednesday
Jan 24
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-12418-tickets-39530989253] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar lead by Khawaja Shams, VP of Engineering at Elemental Technologies, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset

• Preparation for the non-technical parts

• How to study for the coding interview

• How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 20. Never fear, we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this workshop!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Workshop begins

6:30 PM: Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No on-site parking available at this event. .

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Thursday
Mar 8
PDX Women in Tech How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-42283419847] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an Engineering Leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset • Preparation for the non-technical parts • How to study for the coding interview • How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 20. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this workshop!

Agenda:

5:00 PM: Doors open

5:15 PM: Introduction

5:30 PM: Workshop begins

6:30 PM: Workshop ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No on-site parking available at this event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Wednesday
Feb 7
Better Business Cyber Security. A Lunch ‘n Learn Panel Discussion.
Brickstone Ballroom

https://edgenetworks.us/register-cybersecurity-event-steps-better-business-cyber-security/

Enjoy a catered lunch while you listen to an industry leaders panel discussion on the various aspects of data security and how it can impact your business. Because 60% of SMB's go out of business in the first six months after a cyber attack, we have partnered with industry pros to bring you this timely discussion. The discussion is moderated by Max Ault from the CREDC and will allow for audience interaction. The vast majority of cybersecurity breaches that we see today could have could easily be prevented. Come and learn practical things that you can do today to improve your standing, and secure your data.

Our lineup of speakers covers three critical dimensions that businesses owners large and small need to consider to advance their cybersecurity posture. Erin Lambley from Landerholm will cover all the legal aspects of a data breach and what companies need to consider doing to defend themselves from legal action. Dave Anzelotti from Biggs Insurance will discuss the various policies that are now available to give you peace of mind in case there is ever a breach. And Josh McKinney, a seasoned cybersecurity expert with decades of experience building internal cybersecurity teams at giants like Nike, Lockheed Martin, and UPS. He will address the technical aspects that IT managers and executives need can do today to improve their posture and even get ahead by becoming compliant with national standards.

Speakers:

Panel Moderator: Max Ault from CREDC Legal: Erin Lambley from Lenaderholm Tech: Josh Mckinney from Edge Networks Insurance: Dave Anzelotti from Biggs Insurance

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Thursday
Jan 25
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

An informal gathering of Ruby/Rails developers, working alongside each other. Join us!

Monday
Jan 22
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science
CENTRL Office Eastside

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.


We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.


How to find us: 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rdCity Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE LloydTriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

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Monday
Jan 29
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Become a Data Scientist: Thinkful Info Session
CENTRL Office Eastside

Interested in becoming a data scientist? Come learn more about Thinkful’s Flexible Data Science Bootcamp, which prepares you for your next job without asking you to quit this one. You’ll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.


How to find us:

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

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Tuesday
Jan 23
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet
CENTRL West

• What we'll do
Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi). With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

• What to bring


• Important to know

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Wednesday
Jan 24
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
CENTRL West

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.


In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs.  See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!


At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

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Tuesday
Jan 30
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Fundamentals
CENTRL West

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.


We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We’ll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.


Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

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Wednesday
Jan 31
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science: Lunch & Learn
CENTRL West

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.

We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

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Startup accounting to keep you out of trouble
Colab Coworking

Starting up a venture can be filled with big questions we have trouble answering well. This is especially true when it comes to your finances and accounting.

This event will bring local experts who can help you get a clear perspective accounting choices and structures.

We plan to go over some very basic concepts as groundwork that can set a solid foundation. Things like;

• Basic accounting terms (asset, liability, revenue, Cost of goods sold, Operating Expenses, Gross profit, net profit, fixed expense, variable expense) • Basic accounting principles (measurement, matching, recognition, etc.)

• Balance sheet & Income statements (can’t fly without knowing what the instruments are saying)

• Cash-flow planning & budgeting.

• Profitability vs. solvency. The first doesn’t always mean the second.

• Capital requirements (equip, raw material, inventory, etc.)

• Cash-to-cash cycle

We also plan to do some hands-on exercises in Excel. So bring your laptops and get ready to get your fingers dirty in some exciting accounting. Ok, maybe that's a stretch but, it learning your way around these core principles and more and make a night and day difference in your Startup. That! is fun!

So come out an join us! You won't regret a minute of it!

This event is free to Bridge Members. $10 for all others. We will serve light refreshments and snacks.

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Wednesday
Jan 24
PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof
Collective Agency Division

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

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Wednesday
Feb 14
PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof
Collective Agency Division

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

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Wednesday
Mar 14
PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof
Collective Agency Division

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Wednesday
Apr 11
PDX Functional Progamming - Theory Track - Logic and Proof
Collective Agency Division

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Feb 5
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Feb 19
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Mar 5
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Mar 19
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Apr 2
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Monday
Apr 16
PDX Func Practice Track - Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
Collective Agency Downtown

Info at https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Functional-Programming-Study-Group/


PDXFunc is a study/user group exploring functional programming in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers with any level of experience or interest in any functional language, including Haskell, Lisp, OCaml, Scala, Idris, Agda, as well as using functional techniques in not explicitly functional languages.

We have two kinds of meetings: theory and practice, that each meet twice a month.

Please sign up for the mailing list for more announcements, discussions, meeting notes, etc.:

http://groups.google.com/pdxfunc

Website
Thursday
Jan 25
BSD Pizza Night
Columbia River Brewing

A meeting of folks interested in Copy Free licenses, primarily BSD operating systems. We get together eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

Monday
Jan 22
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

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Wednesday
Jan 24
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

PDX Exploit Workshop

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Thursday
Jan 25
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Thursday
Feb 1
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

Website
Monday
Feb 5
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 23
JavaScript and the Internet of Things Meetup - JavaScript and the Internet of Things
eBay

New Location!

We're now at eBay!

Agenda

6:30 Arrive and Networking

6:45 Show and Tell

What have you been working on since the last meetup? Come and share what you've done. No project too small. A blinking LED is awesome!

7:15 Talk - Description coming soon!

8:00 Networking

Community Links

Join the conversation in the JS IoT Slack Channel (https://jsot-slack.herokuapp.com/)!

Contribute to the JSoT Glossary (https://github.com/lyzadanger/JSoT)!

Attendees, sponsors and speakers agree to abide by the code of conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/).

A huge thanks to eBay for the venue and providing food!

The eBay logo is a trademark of eBay Inc. Used with permission.

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Thursday
Jan 25
Epicodus Alumni Monthly MeetUp
eBay

BRING YOUR RESUME! Details below...

5:30-6:00: Meet & Greet (& Eat! Food is provided by our gracious sponsor: eBay.)

6:00-6:30: AWS-ome Ryan Jones will present on why AWS and cloud computing is importnant for graduates, as well as a recommended path for getting started. (If you're looking for another way to set yourself apart, AWS is in high demand.)

6:35-7:05: Ready Your Resume In this interactive workshop led by Maigen Thomas, we will work collectively to optimize our resumes using two easy-to-implement tips that you'll walk away able to use forever. Bring a printed copy of your resume as well as a printed copy of a job description or two that appeals to you. We'll also need one volunteer with a digital copy of their resume to show on screen.

7:05-8: Resume 1:1s Maigen has agreed to stick around after her workshop to do some 1:1s, and we're planning to have a few more resume-polishing gurus on hand as well. We will have a sign-up sheet for resume 1:1s when you come in, so please bring your resume in order to take advantage of this opportunity.

We're excited to start 2018 with a bang! We've gotten some great suggestions for speaking topics and activities, but we're always ready to hear more about what you want from your meet-up. Check in with Caleb, Phillip, or Benjamin any time.

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Tuesday
Jan 30
Google Development Group (GDG) PDX Meetup - Tell great data stories with Data Studio
eBay Community Lounge

• What we'll do
Come and explore how to tell great data stories to support better business decisions using Google Cloud Data Studio. Google Data Studio turns your data into informative dashboards and reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable. Dashboarding allows you to tell great data stories to support better business decisions. Easily access all the data sources you need to understand your business and make better decisions. Transform your raw data into the dimensions, metrics, and calculations you need — no code or queries required. Harness the collective wisdom of your team. Share and collaborate in real time. Work together quickly, from anywhere.

• What to bring

• Important to know

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Saturday
Feb 3
Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop
Epicodus

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

Schedule: Saturday, February 3rd, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

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

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Saturday
Feb 10
Fishackathon
Epicodus

It’s time to sign up for Fishackathon, happening this February 9-11 at Epicodus in downtown Portland, Oregon! You are the hero of this story. Come on out, flex your coding muscles, build cool stuff, make new friends, and help save our fish, fisheries, economies, and planet. Global prizing helps you get your product to market and includes things like mentorship from prominent entrepreneurs, incubator scholarships, introductions to investors, and more. Sign up today!

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Tuesday
Jan 30
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Mentorship Event
FINE

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-quarterly-mentorship-event-january-30th-2018-tickets-39731398683] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by FINE! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up and we will match you during our next round.

Agenda:

5:00 - Doors open

5:45 - Welcome Address by Tsilli Pines, FINE Digital Creative Director

5:55 - Mentorship Spotlights

6:00 - Deena Anreise will speak about the impact of mentorship on her career

7:00 - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No parking onsite but street parking is available.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes! Bring up to 2nd floor on elevator.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes!

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Tuesday
Jan 23
Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

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Wednesday
Jan 24
SSH: Swiss Army Knife of Networking
Free Geek

SSH is a fundamental tool used in networking outside of Microsoft Windows, such as Cisco routers or Linux computers. By the end of this class, you will be able to be able to connect via the SSH tool to computers for administration, enabling you to make remote commands and file transfers.

Some command line experience recommended.

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Thursday
Jan 25
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build Your Own Instrgram-like Filters
Free Geek

Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.  


In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using  a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us:

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

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Saturday
Jan 27
Command Line Basics
Free Geek

Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure and more.

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Monday
Mar 12
Embedded Linux Conference
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. For the past 13 years, ELC has had the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers.

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OpenIoT Summit
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

OpenIoT Summit delivers the technical knowledge you need to deliver smart connected products and solutions that take advantage of the rapid evolution of IoT technologies. It is the only IoT event focused on the development of open IoT solutions.

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Tuesday
Feb 27
Cynefin & Complexity Foundations
through Hotel Rose

In today’s increasingly volatile and uncertain world, there is a need for new ways of making sense of current situations and managing in new and rapidly shifting contexts. Our past practices and approaches are failing us and what had worked reliably during more stable times in the past is unfortunately proving inadequate for the dynamic present. This course introduces concepts which challenge the deeply rooted thinking patterns that have been ingrained by years of conventional thinking.

Take a dive into complexity theory, and the practical implications for operating in a world of inherent uncertainty. Learn about the Cynefin framework – and how to apply it in organisations; how to make better decisions, dependent on the situation; as well as a range of practical methods that you can apply directly in organisations.

What it’s about:

Complexity has become a buzzword for the world we work within - this course provides you with the foundational tools to understand what it means to act and manage in complexity.

Cynefin and Complexity Foundations forms the core component of Cognitive Edge's training offerings. It contributes the basic scaffolds and key components of your sense-making toolkit for working in complex environments.

Who it is for:

This course designed for people who work in constantly-evolving, dynamic situations, dealing daily with uncertainty and risk, and looking for a enhanced compass for building organisations that are both resilient and innovative. Whether you work in an organisation navigating intractable problems, or are a consultant looking to include complexity principles into your practice - or if you are simply complexity-curious - this Foundations class is for you.

What we will cover:

This has been designed as a 2-day session - a combination of deep immersion into the fundamentals of working in complexity, and with the Cynefin framework. This will be substantiated by lots of hands-on methods-based activities, and group-based discussions.

The session will begin with an introduction to complexity, and the natural and human science that sit behind the naturalising tradition in sense-making. Discover and manage the evolutionary potential of the present by increasing situational awareness of the types of systems that we sit within, and how to modulate within complex systems.

The Cynefin framework has subtleties and nuances which are not easily accessible to the casual reader. Building on the basics outlined in the Harvard Business Review article, this 2-day session will help you dig deeper into the uses of the framework, accompanied by facilitated workshop activities and tools.

To see a brochure for this course, goto http://cognitive-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/CynefinFoundations-brochure-2018-v2.pdf

Early Bird Rates End Jan 27th https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cynefin-complexity-foundations-portland-oregon-tickets-40759305179?discount=PDX10-2018#tickets

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Thursday
Feb 8
LIT-Lab PDX (Legal Innovation & Technology) - Legal Innovation & Technology - First Meetup of 2018
Jaguar Land Rover Incubator

Happy New Year Legal Innovators!

We're looking to kick off 2018 with a Feb 8 meetup featuring local legal technology product Tali, a voice-assistant-based time tracking tool for lawyers and other professionals. We'll hear from Matt Volm, one of Tali's creators, to talk about Tali's startup journey so far, what he's learned about working with lawyers, and what advice he has for lawyers and other technologists looking to build legal tech products.

Tali currently works with Amazon Alexa and will be expanding to Microsoft Cortana and Google Assistant later this year. See https://www.telltali.com/ for more.

We're also hoping to spend some time with Andrew Schpak, current president of the Multnomah Bar Association, to talk about a possible Legal-themed Hackathon that the MBA is mulling.

Oh, and there will be Pizza courtesy of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe!

Hope you can make it!

--John

P.S. We're looking for folks to help organize more Legal Innovation Meetups in 2018. If you have an idea for a topic, a speaker, or would be able to help organize a specific session, please let me know!

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Tuesday
Jan 23
OWASP: AppSec Testing Beyond Pen Test
Jama Software (New Office)

Abstract: Most web application security testing efforts are concentrated around penetration testing which is an art based on a hacker’s psyche, thought process, and determination to exploit vulnerabilities. But, does it yield a high level of confidence and sense of security in a developer’s mind? The answer is a “maybe” especially when the bad guy is obsessed with figuring out new exploits to hack your application. The web application developers have to think about intrinsic security - that is, building security throughout the SDLC. We build applications based upon well-formed customer requirements. Why should we not, then, build our applications based upon the fundamental principles of security and then harden security from the hacker’s perspective?

Bio: Principal consultant at Gupta Consulting LLC., Bhushan Gupta is passionate about development methods and tools that yield more secure web applications especially in the agile software development environment. As a researcher he has keen interest in understanding and applying fundamental principles and known methodologies to develop dependable and secure software solutions. His interests extend to Social Engineering and Attack Surface Analysis. Bhushan worked at Hewlett-Packard for 13 years in various roles including software quality lead, engineer, software process architect, and software productivity manager. He then developed a strong interest in web application security while working as a quality engineer for Nike Inc. Bhushan has been studying various facets of web application security and promoting how to apply common sense approach to build secure solutions. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt (HP and ASQ) and an adjunct faculty member at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Software Engineering. To learn more about Bhushan’s contributions to SDLC, visit www.bgupta.com

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Thursday
Feb 1
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Accelerate the Growth of Your Startup
Jama Software 135 SW Taylor #200, Portland, OR 97204

Hey founders...it's time to think business! Insiders from Portland's startup scene will provide concrete tips for growth at this event. In this informative Q&A panel, we will discuss key tips to accelerate the growth of your startup. We will discuss many strategic topics:

  • Choosing the right legal entity to set up your startup for investment
  • Top tips for entrepreneurs looking for equity financing from angels, VCs, etc.
  • Intellectual property concerns (i.e., confidential information, trademarks, patents)
  • The importance of collecting and showcasing financial data for your investors
  • How to choose and compensate the right team of early hires

Our panelists hail from professional service firms offering legal, financial, and HR advice for startups, and have collectively supported many early-stage entrepreneurs in the Portland area and across the country.

Agenda:

6:00: Doors open 6:30-7:30 pm: Panel discussion 7:30-9 pm: Q&A and networking

Panelists:

Teela Crosthwaite Smith is a corporate lawyer and litigator. Her practice is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build, grow, and protect their start-ups and small businesses. She provides a wide range of counseling and transactional services, including business formation, contract drafting and negotiation, funding and financing, and employment matters. Teela has also guided entrepreneurs, including venture funds, in restructuring their business ownership interests in mergers and acquisition matters.

Jessica Crannell-Menard has spent the last 4 years as Now CFO’s Northwest Business Development Manager in the Portland office. She has helped clients of all sizes — from startup to billion-dollar entities — through accounting pain-points and staffing issues. NOW CFO specializes in outsourced accounting support, and has impacted companies in industries like Construction, Healthcare, Non-Profit, Manufacturing, Food/Beverage, and several others throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Jessica also prides herself as a local networking powerhouse committed to connecting businesses with other providers.

Jean Roque is the founder and President of Trüpp, a human resources company committed to helping growing organizations thrive through consulting services, HR outsourcing, and leadership development solutions. Jean’s straightforward yet strategic approach focuses on delivering HR services that are tailored to the unique needs, risks, and business objectives of each organization while removing the complexity often associated with the HR function. Jean is honored that Trüpp has been named among the Portland Business Journal’s Top Women-Owned Businesses and Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies in Oregon for three consecutive years.

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, but limited

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Monday
Feb 5
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) + SupportDriven Getting on Stage Pitch Workshop
Janrain

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-supportdriven-getting-on-stage-pitch-workshop-tickets-40950472967] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Do you have an idea to share with the world? Lessons learned that could help others? Do you want to speak at a conference? Conference organizers often receive far more pitches from potential speakers than they have time on the schedule. Help your idea stand out and improve your chances for getting accepted as a conference speaker by improving your pitch. Kathy Lee, a .net software developer who has spoken at two national conferences and for PDXWIT, will lead a workshop to prepare you.

[links to conferences/talks that Kathy has done]

https://youtu.be/57mQ2cpTxsI

https://puppet.com/blog/how-puppet-helps-government-agencies-stig-compliance

You’ll learn:

How to find the best conference for your submission

How to weave storytelling into your talk

How to write a compelling abstract

How to maintain audience interest and ensure they leave understanding what you wanted them to take away

How to find a speaking mentor —f you don’t know one, add Kathy on LinkedIn and ask her to help

Space is limited, so sign up today and take a step towards speaking on stage!

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:00 p.m. - Introduction with Jim Kaskade of Janrain.

5:15 p.m. - Workshop beings

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There are two and four hour meters surrounding our location, and after 7:00 p.m. parking is free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, we have secured bike parking at our location.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the Portland Streetcar is nearby our location.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Wednesday
Jan 24
Portland JavaScript Admirers - Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain, Inc.

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

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

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [masked].

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Thursday
Feb 8
ISACA Luncheon Event: "Building and Sustaining a Threat Intelligence program"
KPMG

Speaker: Chris Nolke, CISO, Portland General Electric (PGE)

Chris is an experienced information security leader with experience building and operating threat intelligence programs at Nike and more recently at SureID prior to joining Portland General in October.

With a passion for engineering and sports cars, Chris will share his lessons and perspectives on building and operating threat intelligence programs that are engineered for success without having to worry about changing the oil frequently.

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Tuesday
Jan 30
RainSec
Local Celebrity

This is our first meetup at our new venue - see this post.

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting. Preferably while drinking just enough to forget our day jobs.

While this is a public event open to any interested parties, our target audience is experienced information security professionals.

Follow @PDXRainSec for updates.

This event is also on meetup.com. Invite your friends!

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Tuesday
Feb 20
OEN PubTalk: Speed Networking!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Entrepreneurs are often told to “network” their way to investors, mentors, and business partners. But this can be scary if you’re not comfortable, don’t know where to start, or what to say. We’re here to help—our Speed Networking PubTalk is back by popular demand! Join us to practice building your social capital game.

Register now: http://bit.ly/oen-networking

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Tuesday
Feb 27
Human.School - the Conference for People Ops People
Mark Spencer Hotel, Portland, OR

Human.School is a development-focused learning experience designed for people operations people (official or unofficial!) - the administrative assistants, the operations coordinators, the office manages - in small, but growing companies or nonprofits.

It’s unlike any conference you’ve been to before: you and 99 other professionals will experience two high-intensity, high value days of learning and applying experiences to create a full-fledged people ops strategy. You won't have to choose between concurrent sessions and speakers, and you'll be treated like a VIP the whole time. Human.School takes a practical approach to learning full cycle people operations, something most HR and culture events don’t do.

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Friday
Feb 2
AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: When Is Your Team Not A Team--And What To Do About It
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

Have you ever been part of a team where people just didn't seem to be working together? Maybe you didn't even know each others' names? Perhaps you report into different parts of the organization and get pulled in different directions?

Good news! There's plenty of research about the characteristics that indicate a group is a team.

Come on down to Ringlers' next month to tell your stories and troubleshoot your situation with your agile friends at the pub!

We start on time and end on time. You're welcome to come early and stay late to chat. Feel free to order when you come in so we don't slam the kitchen. RSVP's are preferred but not required.

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Tuesday
Jan 30
Building, Dismantling, and Re-using Community Initiatives over Time
NedSpace

Building a successful Community program is a wonderful experience at the core of Community Management. What happens, however, when programs inevitably decline? This talk is about the equally important steps of eliminating outdated initiatives, deconstructing your favorite successes, and rebuilding from their foundations. Kara Sowles will take us through some concrete examples from her 5 years at a single company, including: * a user group program growing from 5 groups to 70 worldwide (and what it looks like to scale back after all that growth), * abandoning a series of 30/year one-day conferences, * remaking an online triage event into an online hack day, and more. We'll discuss the importance of having larger frameworks that you can plug programs into (and out) of, and the experience of destroying your favorite programs to stay nimble.

Kara Sowles is the Manager of Community and Evangelism at the software company Puppet, where she's spent the past 5 years leading strategic planning and implementation of the company's global community programs.

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Thursday
Feb 1
Bitcoin 101: The Basics
NedSpace

• What we'll do The price of Bitcoin has sky-rocketed this year as global adoption continues to trend upward, as more governments recognize it as currency, and as impoverished populations seek refuge in an uncensorable, free-to-access, and relatively stable global payment network. Yet, Bitcoin's biggest strength is also its biggest weakness: there is no centralized authority in Bitcoin. While this fact is majorly (r)evolutionary, it also means that it can be hard to know where to find reliable information. Join us for this introductory workshop to learn the basics:

  • What is Bitcoin?
  • What makes Bitcoin unique?
  • How to choose the best wallet for you
  • How to buy your first bits of a bitcoin
  • Resources and tools for expanding your knowledge
  • Q & A

Phoenyx Guyton has a degree in Global Economic Systems and International Business, and has been a student of decentralized systems, social movements, and cryptocurrencies for many years. She co-founded a Bitcoin consulting business 4 years ago, has written many helpful guides, and is currently writing a book about Bitcoin. (Note: She is not a financial adviser and will not be giving financial or investment advice.)

Bitcoin encouraged; PayPal, Venmo, SquareCash, and cash accepted. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Tickets are $5 at the door, no one is turned away.

• What to bring Smartphone

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/246626726/

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Wednesday
Jan 31
New Horizons - Careers in Tech
New Horizons Computer Learning Center - 1500 NW Bethany Blvd., Suite 285 - Beaverton, OR 97006

New Horizons Computer Learning Center is partnering with BridgeTech (IT Consultants) for an evening presentation “Understanding the Importance of Certification in Today’s Hiring Market”. Whether you are looking to advance your career or are new to IT, you will learn about opportunities within IT and Project Management that are essential in providing the skills and solutions that today’s employers desire.

Join our Meetup Group Careers In Tech - New Horizons of Portland. https://www.meetup.com/Careers-In-Tech-New-Horizons-of-Portland

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Monday
Jan 29
NewTech PDX - Cryptocurrency - January 29th
New Relic

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

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

Entry to the event is $10 - $20 online, or $25 at the door: Buy Tickets

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

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

  • Pres. #1: Marcus Estes of Chroma

  • Pres. #2: Scott Bigelow of Augur
  • Pres. #3: Erich Quist of Skycoin
  • Pres. #4: Corey Lederer of Block.One
  • Pres. #5: Sebastian Bolaños of Maker

8:30pm - After-Party at Portland City Grill

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Thursday
Feb 1
The MLab Interconnection Study -- Monitoring Internet Performance Talk Series, Part II of III
New Relic

The Interconnection Study : Results, Relevance, Reproducibility

The subject of this talk is the Measurement Lab Consortium technical report: ISP Interconnection and its Impact on Consumer Internet Performance. We will examine its methods and results and discuss its relevance and reproducibility. See: https://www.measurementlab.net/publications/isp-interconnection-impact.pdf Speaker: Kinga Farkas

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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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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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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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Wednesday
Oct 3
CHIFOO Event: Ethics In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
New Relic

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) biography will be published shortly.

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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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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Friday
Jan 26
AgilePDX Westside Cafe: Growing a Scrum Practice from the Ground Up
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria (20540 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

How do you grow a scrum practice? What do scrum teams need to do the same? How do we spread our practice as an organization? What can we do to bring on new scrum masters and other team members?

Organizations new and old struggle with these concepts at various junctions in their agile journeys. Share what you have learned, struggled with, and succeeded at. Or just hear from others who have been there and\or sharing these daily struggles so you are ready when it's your turn!

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Thursday
Mar 22
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Project Presentation Event
Opal

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-project-presentations-event-31518-tickets-39199839776] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

PDXWIT is excited to announce the launch of Project Presentations Event. Collaboration, support, and the ability to clearly communicate about your project are critical factors for success. The brainchild of Nathan Keene and Abeer Eltanawy, this event is designed to:

Introduce new ideas within our community Find solutions to project challenges Encourage networking and collaboration Improve presentation skills Create access to mentors Provide a safe space to learn and grow Help you accelerate your project

Who is it for?

Members with a coding, hacking or maker project seeking a supportive audience to provide potential solutions to challenges, constructive questions and feedback. Please apply!.

Members with a pet project on the back burner (or the front one!) who would like to present, discuss and gain traction? Come on out and share it!

Folks interested in hearing about innovative projects and providing helpful audience feedback. Join us!

How does it work?

Here’s the scoop: The event starts with 15 minutes of networking. We will also encourage you to reconvene informally at the end. 3 projects will be selected for presentation.

Each project presenter has a total of 20 minutes for their project (10 minutes to present, 10 minutes for brainstorming challenge solutions and receiving feedback). Presentations will be timed.

Presenters have the option of a free one hour presentation coaching session with Tambre Leighn, a certified high performance coach who specializes in training experts in the medical, research, and technology sectors to present powerfully and with ease.

How do I apply to present?

Register for the event by selecting the “Presenter” ticket type by February 12th, 2018. We will notify selected presenters by email on February 16th, 2018.

What if I want to attend but not present?

Register for the event by selecting the “General Admission” ticket type.

What if I have more questions?

Please email hello@pdxwit.org for more information or with any questions.

We look forward to making this a successful evening for the presenters and the audience.

Agenda:

5:30 PM: Door open

5:35 PM: Introduction

5:45 PM: Refreshments/Networking

6:00 PM: Presentation 1

6:20 PM: Presentation 2

6:40 PM: Presentation 3

7:00 PM: Recap/Feedback/Announcements

7:10 PM: Networking

7:30 PM: Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking, there is a Star Park behind the office and parking is $2/hr.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is an indoor bike rack that can be used.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Finding parking near the office is not difficult, but it is not free - we recommend attendees use public transportation if that is what’s best for them.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. All people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Monday
Jul 16
OSCON
through Oregon Convention Center

OSCON is the complete convergence of the technologies transforming industries today—and the developers, engineers, and business leaders who make it happen.

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Tuesday
Feb 6
INVENT - Elevator Pitch Workshop
OTRADI Bioscience Incubator

INVENT: Accelerating Innovation and Commercialization - Elevator Pitch Workshop Come learn how to pitch your technology to an investor audience! Please join us for an in-depth and interactive Elevator Pitch Workshop. You will learn how to give an effective 1 to 2-minute pitch about your technology to an investor audience. The goal is for each participant to leave the workshop with a ready to go elevator pitch. You will benefit from feedback from both your peers and two seasoned investor coaches.

The workshop will also include the following topics:

  •  Creating a value proposition
    
  •  Tailoring your pitch to investors
    
  •  Framework to structure your pitch
    
  •  Reading the audience and effectively handling Q&A
    

Workshop leaders: Tom Kingsley Brigitte Piniewski, M.D.

Tom Kingsley is an entrepreneur and angel investor, co-founder of new startup, consultant, advisor, and board member of several others, and an adjunct professor. He invested in over 50 companies individually and through 3 angel / seed investment groups / funds. Active in deal screening and due diligence teams.

Brigitte Piniewski, M.D. Advisor to Healthcoin at ConsenSys Dr. Piniewski advises a number of healthtech startups including Healthcoin within ConsenSys: a blockchain venture production studio building decentralized applications on Ethereum. She is a medical practitioner who recently completed several years as Chief Medical Officer for PeaceHealth Labs, a large regional reference laboratory. Dr. Piniewski also contributes as a researcher, author and advocate in the healthtech space.

When: Tuesday, February 6, 8:30 - 11:00 am

Where: OBI, 4640 Southwest Macadam Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97239

Parking: Free parking is available on site. Passes available inside.

Registration: Free. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Program Agenda:

8:30 am – 9:00 am Networking

9:00 am – 9:10 am Introductions and goals for workshop

9:10 am – 9:30 am Overview of elevator pitch format – Provide examples/videos of excellent pitches

9:30 am – 9:35 am Elevator pitch fill-in-the-blank form

9:35 am – 9:55 am Small group work – give and receive feedback

9:55 am – 10:00 am Incorporate feedback into their pitch

10:00 am – 11:00 am Practice pitch and get feedback from one of the leaders.

The workshop is brought to you by the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute, Technology Transfer & Business Development, and the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator.

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Wednesday
Jan 31
A Night with Carbon (formerly Carbon3D) - brought to you by the Portland 3D Printing Lab
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

The Portland 3D Printing Lab is kicking off 2018 with a very special guest- Carbon (formerly Carbon3D) will be hosting our Meetup and talking about their unique technology and partnerships in shoes, cars, and high tech. This company is expanding well beyond prototyping with 3D printing and are creating finished products on their technology. Learn all about it here and meet with the amazing Portland 3D printing community while you're at it!

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Monday
Jan 22
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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 at 6:20 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.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Monday
Jan 29
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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 at 6:20 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.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Monday
Feb 5
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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 at 6:20 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.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Wednesday
Feb 28
PSU STEM Career + Volunteer Fair
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

Portland State University (PSU) welcomes employers to attend the last STEM Career + Volunteer Fair of the academic year. Employers are invited to share available job and internship opportunities, as well information about their organizations and industries. Fairs are widely publicized throughout campus and are attended by both students and alumni.

PSU is recognized as a leading urban research university. Employers with opportunities in STEM fields are invited to register for this fair and connect with STEM students and alumni. This could be a great time to start hiring for summer interns!

To maintain the focus on post-graduate development and employment, we accept registrations from employers and PSU-affiliated graduate schools only.

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Saturday
Mar 10
ProductCamp Portland 2018
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

In its 7th year, ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together 200'ish passionate product managers & marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

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Thursday
Feb 1
Clojure Lightning Talks
Puppet

This month we'll have member provided lighting talks. We have two scheduled so far and room for more. Get in touch if you want to do one also.

First we have John Skilbeck talking about converting a traditional Clojure project meant to be run on a server or on docker into a AWS Lambda runtime, while leaving the original project's source code intact. He'll provide a brief background on AWS Lambda and how that works, and then a walkthrough of the project.


Then we'll have JR Heard's talk: An Introduction to Specter

Specter is a library that allows you to elegantly and performantly manipulate Clojure/Script data structures. In this sure-to-be-compelling lightning talk, we'll learn why Specter exists, how to use it, and how to write our own Specter "navigators".

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Wednesday
Feb 21
How, and When, to do TDD and BDD Together
Puppet

For a long time, folks (Rob included) misinterpreted Behavior Driven Development (BDD) as “Test-Driven Development done right,” as Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) with better tools, or as an umbrella term embracing both TDD and ATDD. So, how is BDD really done, and where does TDD fit in, if at all? It turns out that the real problem may lie in trying to pin down rigorous definitions for these terms, and trying to determine when to do which style of testing. Rob coaches teams to be prepared to use the BDD cycle and the TDD cycle when appropriate, and to be willing to move fluidly between these two intertwined cycles on a daily basis. Rob has witnessed significantly improved levels of communication, alignment, quality, and enthusiasm on teams -- and just in mere days, when BDD is embraced as the central activity of the whole team.

You’ll help explore why, when, and how to use both TDD and BDD together to build the most valuable and maintainable software possible.

Rob Myers is principle instructor and coach at Agile for All. He has over 30 years of professional experience with software development teams, and has been training and coaching organizations in Agile engineering practices since 1998. His courses blend fun, practical hands-on labs, "Training From the Back of the Room” learning techniques, and relevant first-person stories from both successful and not-so-successful Agile implementations. His clients have included many start-ups as well as Fortune 100 multinationals. Rob is currently working on his first technical book, Essential Test-Driven Development.

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Tuesday
Feb 27
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women of Color in Tech
Puppet, 308 SW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-40793481401] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to people who identify as a woman of color.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

5:30 p.m. - Speed Meet and Greet

6:00 p.m. - Speaking segment

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There are a number of pay-to-park lots within a few blocks of our location.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Secured bike parking is not available, however we do have public access bike parking by the parking garage entrance beneath our building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The Red and Blue MAX lines stop in front of our building.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Tuesday
Feb 13
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Driving Retail Growth through Technology Innovation
Regus

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-driving-retail-growth-through-technology-innovation-tickets-38715540223) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

QuoteCenter, located in Vancouver, Washington, is a 139-person software startup within The Home Depot. QuoteCenter builds a portfolio of software applications using cutting-edge technology to facilitate building material sales to Pro contractors. Their team has grown dramatically from 70 people in October 2016 due to their proactive and intentional diversity recruiting efforts. These diverse people account for 40% of all new hires!

QuoteCenter is committed to building a diverse team, which they see as an important reason for their success and growth, from $0 in revenue at time of acquisition (2013) to $400M in 2015, $600M in 2016 and 2017.

Agenda:

5:00 - Welcome

5:15 - “How QuoteCenter attracts diverse candidates ” by Mike Lee, Talent Acquisition

5:45 - “The only one in the room: success and failure on the way to diversity" by Whitney Williams, Front End Developer

6:15 - “Opportunity for Leadership and Impact” by Denise Hale, Front End Developer

6:45 - Q & A

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

Q. What is the parking situation? A. Paid street parking is available.

Q. Is there secure bike parking? A. The secure bike parking is in the parking garage and requires a FOB for the building. However, there are racks in front of the building.

Q. Should I consider using public transportation? A. We are close to the street and not far from bus routes. However, we would recommend driving and plenty of street parking is available.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Wednesday
Feb 28
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Salesforce

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-41628485922] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Many of us live and/or work on this side of the West Hills but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Salesforce’s support, let’s get together to talk tech and other work topics.

The news at the end of 2017 was dominated by issues we encounter at the workplace regularly, so let’s talk about the part HR has played in our professional experiences. Have you seen or participated in particularly positive human resources instances? Do you have lessons to share from any “less than” situations? Hopefully, this ongoing discussion will provide support to all of us now and in the future.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions + Lightning Talks

6:30 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Yes, there is plenty of free parking.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is some space for bikes inside the building, and racks outside, but riders will need to bring locks for those racks.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Not necessarily; Salesforce is out in the ‘burbs with plenty of parking. There is, however, a MAX stop (Orenco station, blue line) about a 10 minute walk away.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Monday
Apr 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
Showpad - 309 SW 6th Avenue, 8th Floor, #830 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-orientation-tickets-41960066689] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our spring volunteer orientation.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission.

There are plenty of ways to get involved. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

Volunteer Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the Regular teams

Review upcoming volunteer needs

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Paid parking is available, but closes at 6 pm. There are other parking lots within walking distance.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, secured bike parking is not available.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, public transit is easiest. There are parking lots within walking distance if needed.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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

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

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

Overview - Business Applications of Blockchain Technology

Presented by Mark Wheeler, Portland State University

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

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

Topics during this session include:

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

Speaker

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

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

About DAMA Portland

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Jan 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) January Happy Hour Networking Event
SurveyMonkey

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-january-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-40888648047] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

Join us for happy hour at SurveyMonkey on January 23rd.

People often talk about creating a work culture that allows people to “bring their best self to work.” To start the conversation, we are asking “what is an important personal value you bring to work?” with an aim to allow us to explore our best selves.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase three women in our community.

Introduction to SurveyMonkey, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Rebecca Alexander, Co-founder and CEO of Allgo, will share details about how her early-stage startup will help people be more comfortable and confident with themselves at work.

Madonnalisa Chan, Freelance Information Architect - Taxonomist, will talk about making values-based decisions in your career.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

  • We are celebrating our 6th anniversary (yes 6 years!) with a photo booth courtesy of The Snapbar [https://thesnapbar.com/]

  • An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

  • Table Topics to help break the ice.

  • A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - : Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking and parking garage nearby (no free parking)

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes, bring your bike to the event and you can park it in the office

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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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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Wednesday
Apr 18
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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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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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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Wednesday
Aug 1
CHIFOO Event: CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party
TBD

CHIFOO presents our 12th 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!

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.

http://bit.ly/2lsWChN

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

Wherever remains that still serves beer in 2038, we will party like it's 1970.

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Thursday
Jan 25
HDI Local Chapter Meeting - Portland
TEKSystems

HDI, the leading membership association and certification body for IT service and support professionals, will be holding its first Portland chapter meeting!

This will be an open meeting for professionals who are involved in IT Service Management and are looking to network with others in the industry.

For more info on HDI, www.thinkhdi.com

Agenda: 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch and Networking 12:45 - 1:15 Local Chapter Interest Meeting Presentation

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Started Monday
Jan 22
Ruby Coworking: Sellwood Edition
The Living Room Coffeehouse

An informal gathering of Ruby/Rails developers, working alongside each other. Join us!

Tuesday
Jan 23
Ministry of Testing Social Meetup
The Oregon Public House

Meet other testers, chat about challenges and successes, share stories, and make new friends. We'll spend time getting input on new topics for meetup talks or presenters and other events that we can do to help support each other.

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Thursday
Jan 25
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your LinkedIn 1/25
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, January 25 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing LinkedIn for your job search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Soft Skills interview mini-workshop for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop, practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

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Friday
Jan 26
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Josh Carter on "My Founder Journey"
The Tech Academy

Featured Speakers: Josh Carter 


Josh Carter is a US Navy Vet, speaker, and technology leader who has a long track record of success throughout his career. He is the COO of Camp Patriot Boot Camp (PBC), which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to equip active duty military members, Veterans, and their spouses with the education, resources, and community needed to be successful technology entrepreneurs.


He will giving a presentation on "My Founder Journey"

12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Thursday
Feb 8
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Soft Skills Interviewing 2/8
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, February 8 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Preparing for Soft Skill Interviews

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

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Thursday
Feb 22
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your GitHub 8/22
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, February 22 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing Your GitHub for the Job Search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

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Friday
Jan 26
"Best Day Ever" Day Camp
The TEK Center

Do everything you enjoy all in one day! Minecraft, LEGO, Sproutball, Robotics! Come join us for a fun day of learning and playing in a safe environment with a staff to student ratio of 1:10. For students in grades K-6 with younger and older kids separated into different groups. Drop off and pick up your students anytime throughout the day for the same price!!

Cost: $50

Time: 7:45AM - 5:30PM

For: Kindergarten - 6th Grade

(January 26 & 29)

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Wednesday
Feb 7
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Why Gender-Inclusive Software Matters to Everyone
ThinkShout

Seating is limited, please plan to arrive early to ensure a seat!

We are hosting an event to further the cause of inclusivity, focused on gender. By attending, you’ll earn talking points about why gender-inclusive software matters to your business, to our society, and to everyone. You will leave with an idea of how to achieve it in your own software with a practical and freely available method called GenderMag. We will also discuss ideas about how you can help make software more inclusive to diversity of thought. This event is suitable for anyone who helps shape software (software managers, software developers, UXers, tech CEOs, tech CIOs, ...)

About the speaker: Margaret Burnett is an OSU Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University. She began her career in industry, where she was the first woman software developer ever hired at Procter & Gamble Ivorydale. A few degrees and shattered glass ceilings later, she joined academia, with a research focus on people who are engaged in some form of software development. Burnett is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, a member of the ACM CHI Academy, and an award-winning mentor. She is also on the Academic Alliance Advisory Board of the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT).

Recent podcast interview with Burnett: http://www.changingacademiclife.com/blog/2017/7/5/margaret-burnett

This is a method for de-marginalizing one aspect of tech.



Agenda:


6:00: Talk
6:30: Q&A
7:15: Networking

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Where there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes


Q: What is the parking situation?
A: Paid street parking. Generally, not a problem to find space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?
A: Yes.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
A: We are on Max and Trimet making public transportation an easy option.

Q: I have a pet allergy. Will office pets be present at the host’s space?
A: Office pets *may* be present.

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Wednesday
Jan 24
Peer mentoring and discussion: Focus on Fast.AI Course Part1 V2
Tura.io

Lets get together to discuss all aspects of deep learning and any questions you may have on the Fast.AI or Andrew Ng's coursera course.

Fast.Ai's Deep Learning For Coders Part 1 Version 2 has been soft launched and the videos, notebooks and code are available. So now is a great time to watch the first few and work through the exercises and come and discuss them. http://forums.fast.ai/t/unofficial-release-of-part-1-v2/9285

All levels of experience are welcome. We rarely have presentations, though we may someone lead a discussion. Bring your questions, projects and ideas, basic or advanced, and we'll try to help.

Also, if you want more structure and more content check out our own Brice's "AI Saturdays" https://www.meetup.com/AI-Saturdays-PDX/

Don't forget the #deep-learning channel in the PDX Startups slack which you can join at https://pdx-startups-slack.herokuapp.com

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Saturday
Jan 27
Interested in Asteroids or Gravitational Waves?
TVF&R Station 67

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) to see what we're about.

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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Saturday
Feb 3
Meltdown & Spectre, does it effect you?
TVF&R Station 67

Do you want to learn about Meltdown and Spectre?

Here's a link to the overview. https://github.com/stempdx/club/blob/master/Meltdown%20%26%20Spectre/Meltdown%20%26%20Spectre.pdf

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Saturday
Feb 10
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Interested in Checking out a Foldable Kayak or a Foam Cutter?
TVF&R Station 67

Check out Hong Wong's foldable kayak. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRv7EY3Qa-4

In addition, Adam Blumhagen will be sharing his custom made foam cutter. We'll have two short demos 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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Saturday
Feb 17
Genetic Algorithm
TVF&R Station 67

Adam Blumhagen will give a talk on Genetic Algorithm. Join us for question and answers.

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Saturday
Feb 24
Python Tricks
TVF&R Station 67

Chris Knorowski & Isil Berkun will be presenting on Python tricks and what it takes to be a Data Scientist.

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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Thursday
Apr 19
What is Universe? Communication • Complexity • Coherence
through University of Oregon Portland

The eighth annual What is…? conference-experience, What is Universe? examines communication, complexity/simplicity, coherence/incoherence and how they may or may not contribute to “a pluralistic universe”—networks of relationships. It addresses some of the most pressing issues of our time, including how do societies move forward when there is less shared agreement about the nature of our world, the problems confronting it, and/or the solutions necessary to improve it?

Scholars, practitioners, and other participants will explore universes—from reality bubbles, immersive virtual environments, and alternate histories, to agential realism, media genealogy and archaeology, to bio-inspired, urban and ecological design, to universal rights, disabilities studies, multicultural communities and cosmologies.

With definitions of “universe” continuing to multiply, important questions abound. We will address a sweeping range of issues next April in Portland, Oregon.

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Saturday
Feb 3
Pacific NW Drupal Summit
through University Place Hotel

Since 2009, the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit has been the premier regional event for Drupal professionals in the Pacific Northwest. More than 200 Drupal professionals have attended and enjoyed our two-day event each year.

The 2018 Summit will take place at the University Place Hotel in Portland, Oregon on the edge of the Portland University Campus on Saturday and Sunday, February 3rd and 4th, 2018.

On Friday before the conference starts, after you grab dinner, join us in the Coos Bay and Astoria rooms (around the corner from the lobby) from 6-11pm for some pre-conference games and socializing.

The Summit has a code of conduct, which all attendees including speakers and sponsor-representatives are expected to follow.

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Tuesday
Jan 30
Portland's Transportation Future: Business Stepping Up To The Challenge
Urbanite, 1005 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

On January 30, BBPDX members and the general public can attend our first policy event of 2018 with regional leaders like Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, Portland Bureau of Transportation's Director Leah Treat, former Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson, and ZGF Architects’ Nolan Lienhart. During the panel moderated by Oregon Humanities’ director Adam Davis, we’ll explore why it’s critical for businesses to engage in our region’s transportation challenges and how BBPDX members can make a difference.

Over the past year, we’ve traveled with delegations of Portlanders to Los Angeles and Denver to learn about how diverse stakeholder groups collaborated to secure voter support for multi-billion dollar investments in regional transit and congestion relief. We learned about inspiring partnerships like the one from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce that invited in regional environmentalists to work in the Chamber office on a shared vision.

Additionally, at both the state and local levels, agencies are considering various approaches to address our clogged roadways including congestion pricing. Our member Luke Kanies wrote about this approach last year in the Portland Tribune.

Big challenges call for bold visions and solutions oriented collaborations. We look forward to seeing you on January 30 and exploring how we can work together to create a more efficient and equitable transportation system for Portland.

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Tuesday
Jan 23
pdxrlang meetup: aggregate - Shiny workshop
US Custom House / WeWork

Aggregate meetup No. 17! Everyone is welcome!

shiny (https://shiny.rstudio.com/) is a popular web application framework for making interactive visualizations and dashboards, allowing R users to share their analyses in an interactive format with minimal web programming expertise. In this workshop, we will produce a simple data exploration dashboard with tooltips using the shiny, ggplot2 and flexDashboard packages. I will introduce the basic concepts behind programming a shiny application, as well as some useful design patterns (reactives, tooltips, observe/update/isolate). Basic familiarity with R programming concepts and ggplot2 are suggested

We will not have pizza this time, but we will have some drinks, and perhaps some light snacks.

Agenda:

• Bring your computer!

• Time: 630pm - 8pm

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Thursday
Jan 25
Neural Circuitry: the life journey of neurons with Tamily Weissman-Unni
Vacasa

Interested in how neurons form and grow in the brain? Learn about the mechanics of brain development at Neurogeeks, a community of people interested in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience. Please RSVP at Meetup with the link here.

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Wednesday
Mar 14
Jr Dev Meetup
Vacasa

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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Wednesday
May 16
Jr Dev Meetup
Vacasa

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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Wednesday
Jul 18
Jr Dev Meetup
Vacasa

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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Wednesday
Sep 19
Jr Dev Meetup
Vacasa

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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Wednesday
Nov 21
Jr Dev Meetup
Vacasa

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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Tuesday
Feb 20
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) February Happy Hour Networking Event
Viewpoint Tech Center

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-february-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-42337138521] is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

The words we use matter, and we at PDXWIT have decided to be more intentional about our use of language to ensure everyone feels included and safe. Join us on this journey at Viewpoint where we dedicate the event to Inclusive Language. Our topic of conversation will start with the question “how can language be more inclusive in your work environment?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase women in our community.

Introduction to Viewpoint, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

Pamela Cournoyer, Executive Leadership Coach at Powerful & True, Leadership Mastery will talk to us about getting along at work to create an inclusive culture.

Paige Berry, Software Engineer at New Relic will tell us the The Practice of Positivity: how to be open-minded, thoughtful and caring.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

Table Topics to help break the ice.

A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking available, after 4pm, at the REC building located at 1515 SE Water Ave., (on the river side)

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Website