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  • Saturday
    Sep 15 2018


    Want to take your career to the next level?

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

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

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

    In essence, you can turn an entire department around just because you know how to manipulate data in order to get an aggregate view.


    Advanced functions and formulas

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

    Lookups and data tables

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

    Advanced data management

     * Validating cell entries
     * Advanced filtering

    Advanced charting

     * Chart formatting options
     * Combination charts
     * Graphical objects

    PivotTables and PivotCharts

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

    Exporting and Importing Data

     * Exporting and importing text files
     * Getting external data

    Analytical Tools

     * Goal Seek
     * Scenarios

    Macros and Visual Basic

     * Running and recording a macro
     * Working with VBA code


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


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


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


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


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


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



  • Wednesday
    Apr 11 2018
    How is Rejection Affecting your Business?


    Trying to make a sale? Acquire a client? Find an investor? Pitch an idea to a company? Get published? Accomplishing any of these goals follows a path riddled with rejection. Constant rejection like that can be debilitating, leading to burn out and maybe even to giving up on your dream.

    Rejection is universal, we all deal with it. It’s discouraging, but it doesn’t have to mean failure. We are going to teach you why we as humans have such a powerful reaction to rejection. More importantly, we will be teaching you the universal solution to not letting it negatively affect you, where you can instead use rejection to aid in your success.

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/249474274/

  • Tuesday
    Feb 27 2018
    Talk with Meg Hartley of Puppet on the Evolution of an Evangelism Program


    Come learn how tech company Puppet grew their evangelism initiatives from a small committee to a robust, thriving program. Meg Hartley will share the journey Puppet took, beginning with a few employees working to have a presence at some key events to address a limited number of topics, to today, when it's a fully fledged, stand-alone program.

  • Saturday
    Feb 17 2018
    Level Up: an Association, Awareness, Activation Conversation


    “I’ve been savoring the delicious joy this new perspective brings me. I have not a shred of doubt that by continuing this, they will continue to be part of my experience. That makes me even more excited. It wasn’t hard to get here. I feel home. I don’t recall the last time I felt simple joy. It’s brought me to the point of tears.” -Tamar Jensen, Sydney, Australia

    “How can I attract abundance in all aspects of my life? I've been trying to understand [your optimistic perspective]...I very much like what I see... Would like to know more…” -Aadam Nabizaada, Trinidad, Tobago

    “The results are amazing. [Perry] is doing important work here.” -Stefano Iaboni, Rome, Italy

    “It was wonderful. I want everyone in the world to feel this. I want to help spread this information.” -Positively Focused, Level Up participant Maigen Thomas, Portland, Oregon

    “I would definitely come for another one!”Positively Focused, Level Up participant -Claire Giovino, Portland, Oregon

    “I first learned a lot of the principles Perry teaches 5 years ago. It was the beginning of my “awakening.” Coming to his workshop reignited that experience and helped me revitalize practices that will get me to the life I’m dreaming of faster and easier - full of purpose. Thank you Perry!” -Christa King, Portland, Oregon

    Level Up is a workshop that makes available a new connection to life making you aware of, and activating, the dreams you hold true for yourself. Total freedom and control over your destiny is available, but requires a new exploration and connection to how we operate.

    Just 11 tickets left

    More here: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/247360855/

  • Tuesday
    Jan 30 2018
    Building, Dismantling, and Re-using Community Initiatives over Time


    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.

  • Saturday
    Jan 13 2018
    Content Marketing Unconference


    Do you have a documented content marketing strategy for 2018? Do you know the metrics your boss cares about? Do you plan on hiring a freelancer, or get hired as a freelancer in 2018?

    Tackle these questions and more at the Content Marketing Unconference on Saturday, Jan. 13, at NedSpace in downtown Portland.

    Why attend? This is your chance to learn from others, seek out answers to your questions Build a collaborative network, establish partnerships, and be in a community Open your awareness to new ideas for yourself or your business

    How Does It Work? We kick off with informal networking, opening remarks, outline the process, then dive into building the day's agenda around your needs, interests, and areas of expertise. The sessions will be 45-minutes.

    The Agenda 9-9:30 Arrive, get coffee and a donut, settle in, meet someone 9:30-10 Overview and group agenda setting 10-10:45 Session 1 10:45-11:30 Session 2 11:30-12:15 Session 3 12:15-1 LUNCH (provided) 1-1:45 Session 4 1:45-2:30 Session 5 2:30-3 Closing remarks

    You choose the session topics. Here are a few to consider: -Content Strategy -Content Production Workflow -Metrics Your Boss Cares About -Launching a campaign -Buyer Personas -Content Audit -Mapping Your Customer Journey -Hiring a Freelancer -Content Marketing & SEO

    Who should attend? If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU! The event is open to anyone with an interest in the topic.

  • Tuesday
    Jan 9 2018
    Turn Your Idea Into Something Real With App Lab


    At Alchemy Code Lab, we strive to cultivate more creativity, opportunity, and impact for everyone in our community through code. That’s why we’re excited to announce App Lab, a brand new consultancy program that combines the fresh talent of Alchemy grads with the seasoned skill of Alchemy mentors to bring the web & mobile application ideas of local entrepreneurs, businesses, and nonprofits to life!

    Do you have a vision for an app or a technology component of your business you’ve been unable to realize? The reality is that paying full price for an MVP or internal app has traditionally be cost-prohibitive -- and as a result, many ideas simply never get built.

    Come learn about App Lab’s cost-effective approach to small-scale app development (think beauty school haircut or culinary institute dining, but for apps) and see if our consultancy is a good fit!

    QUESTIONS? Email us: lab@alchemycodelab.com

  • Saturday
    Jan 6 2018
    Level Up: an Association, Awareness, Activation Conversation


    Level Up: an association, awareness, activation conversation

    Human beings, as diverse as we are, want the same things: money, deep meaningful human connections, more time/freedom to authentically be who we are. But there never seems to be enough of these. Thus some, maybe most, live in perpetual anxiety.

    To cope they shrink their expectations about life, to ease their anxiety of living it, instead of examining their experience of life to live extraordinarily. No wonder so many believe the world is hostile to, or at the very least, ambivalent toward their extraordinary desires.

    But is it really?

    Level Up is a conversation that makes available a new association to life, making you aware of and activating a life of your dreams, whatever that means for you. Ultimately, total freedom and power are available from a simple re-discovery rarely explored. But everyone who makes the exploration, gets extraordinary, lasting and permanent results: a renewed love affair with living.

    Discover something extraordinary: You.

    Life will never be the same.

    Level Up Master of Ceremonies: Perry Gruber

    Perry Gruber stopped seeking happiness and fulfillment when he rediscovered his own leveling up. His self-re-discovery left him financially, emotionally, and professionally free, affording him the freedom to live his life his way and according to his desires. He is currently showing people how to create their version of his experience in their own lives. He calls this pursuit “the most fulfilling outlet of his personal self-expression.”

    Early Bird tickets: $15 (before 12/31/17) Regular tickets: $35 Day of Show tickets: $50 (if available)

    Lunch will be provided, because that's how things should be

    Looking forward to meeting you there

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/245264148/

  • Tuesday
    Dec 19 2017
    OpenDoor Coliving


    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/245861403/

    OpenDoor creates + operates coliving spaces- shared rental housing of 10-15 residents curated around authentic culture, emphasizing personal growth through community.

    OpenDoor has 3 properties in the Bay Area and is now launching 2 houses in Portland, with more to follow. They have been backed by 500 Startups and featured in national press including The Guardian, Tech Crunch, LA Times, Forbes, Fast Company, etc.

    Jay Standish is the Co-Founder of OpenDoor and will be sharing their startup journey and some lessons learned about the intersection of business and community.

    If you're a part of the Portland startup scene, a community house environment is a great way to build a strong and supportive network, so don't miss this Meetup!

    5:30-6:00pm Meet and chat 6:00-6:30pm Jay will talk 6:30-7:00pm Open Q&A

    See: http://opendoor.io/

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/245861403/

  • Saturday
    Oct 14 2017
    Podcast Unconference


    Don't be left out (again), because this sells out (again). Get your ticket today!

    The Portland Podcast Cooperative & Bigfoot Podcast Network hosted Portland’s first Podcast Unconference revolving around the theme of podcasting. This is the third one that attendees wanted, along with people that couldn't get tickets to the first one, because it sold out.

    Saturday October 14th, 9:30am-3:00pm NedSpace Broadway

    Regular Tickets: $35 Day of Event Tickets: (at the door): $50

    The Event What you don’t need is another presentation, books, or itineraries planned months ahead of time. Instead, what we all really seek when coming to an event is personal value. The best and most meaningful memories come from when we walk away with thought provoking discussions, new relationships, and those do not happen while sitting in lecture. They happen in the discussions that go on amongst the attendees.

    The Goal The goal of this unconference is to bring forth the brightest minds in the community that feel strongly around the topic of podcasting in its many versions. Then from there, to open a new doorway for opportunities to connect and learn, all while having fun and making it what you want it to be.

    The Facilitator Megan O'Leary the Director of Member Services from OEN is going to facilitate the whole unconference event. A great experienced facilitator makes the event, so prepare yourself for a wonderful time.

    9:30-10:00am Overview and group agenda setting 10:00-10:45am Session 1 10:45am-11:30pm Session 2 11:30pm-12:15pm Session 3 12:15-1:00pm LUNCH 1:00pm-1:45pm Session 4 1:45pm-2:30pm Session 5 2:30pm-3:00pm Closing remarks

    Lunch is included. Capiche.

    So, what exactly is an ‘Unconference?’ Think of this as an open conference that is driven by its participants. Unlike traditional conferences, an unconference (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference) allows for flexibility, open discussion, and debate, all fueled by its attendees. Innovative conversations with some of the brightest people, important purposes and tasks discussed without any formal agenda, and unplanned dialogue led by ultimately what peaks your interest most.

    Why attend? This is your chance to learn from others, seek out answers, and openly ask questions to what matters most to you.

    Come to build a collaborative network, establish partnerships, and be in a close community of people that value the same or similar topics of discussion.

    Open your awareness to new ideas for yourself or your business.

    Be exposed to new trends, latest issues, new projects, emerging businesses and tools..

    Unconferences are proven to be highly productive for whatever issues people feel most strongly about. EXPECT fascinating questions, surprising results, inspiring quotes of laughter, and hard work.

    How Does it Work? Simple, we provide the theme — podcasting. When you arrive, we will kick off with an ice-breaker, introduce everyone, then break off into building the day's agenda around your needs, interests, and areas of expertise.

    The sessions will be broken up into 45-minute discussions and spaces are reserved for gatherings that happen throughout the day.

    Who should attend? If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU! The event is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The goal is to bring a diverse mix of individuals and professionals from all industries and stages of their podcast. Whether you’re a podcast producer, podcast talent, CEO, a startup founder, possible podcast maker with a new idea, or simply just have interest in the topic of podcasting, we welcome you to join us.

    All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.

    Megan O’Leary

    • OEN Director of Membership Services, as Director of Membership Services, Megan manages recruitment, retention and educational programming for OEN’s statewide network. She is focused on providing an excellent and beneficial experience for members, connecting them to resources and building a strong and thriving community.

    Megan has over 13 years of professional experience which began as an AmeriCorps Member with the education organization City Year. This began 10 years in the education space where she developed programs, managed staff, trained volunteers, raised money and executed special events. In 2011, she was selected to lead the start-up of City Year’s 22nd U.S. location in Sacramento and successfully opened the doors in 6 months. Megan came to Oregon in 2013 where she most recently was leading Community Affairs for global nonprofit Idealist.org’s Portland office. Megan holds a BA from The University of Arizona and is a proud member of her alma mater’s Wildcat for Life Alumni Leadership Council. She currently serves as Board Chair for YNPN Portland.

    RSVP ASAP: https://www.meetup.com/preview/Portland-Podcast-Cooperative/events/242719659

  • Wednesday
    Aug 23 2017
    Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS


    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. Before you come:
    Some previous exposure to HTML/CSS is helpful, but not required.
    Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

    How to find us:
    Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway
    Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters
    Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE
    TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible


    Please Click Here to RSVP for your spot on Eventbrite

  • Monday
    Aug 21 2017
    Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery


    JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you’ve ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford’s intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop. Together we’ll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events!

    Before you come:
    Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal.
    Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

    How to find us:
    Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway 

    Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters 

    Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE 

    TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

  • Saturday
    Aug 19 2017
    Build A Website + Analytics: 1- Day Workshop


    Learn how to “Launch a Live Website in a Few Hours”

    Join us for an all day Interactive Build Your Website workshop on August 19th, 2017. Most famous companies that you hear of today such as Uber, AirBnB, Tinder, and Snapchat started off with just a simple website to spread their message. Our workshop will teach you how to build and launch a website from scratch with zero coding skills required. At the end of the workshop; you’ll walk out with the professional website you’ve always wanted as well as master skills to manage the new site on your own. Bonus: In addition, when we’re finish building our websites, we’ll be talking about analytics and ways to increase traffic to your new website. This workshop is taught by millennials with the latest digital trends in an easy, laid-back, interactive environment.


    • Introduction to Consumer Behaviors and designing habit forming platforms.
    • Websites normally cost $1500 or more to hire a developer or take months to create on your own. You will have your basic site completed in a day for a fraction of the cost.
    • Individual time to work on your site along with the help of classmates and the instructor.
    • Learn how to increase web traffic using search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques.
    • Learn how to improve the user experience and the content on your website.
    • Learn how to integrate your social media presence, please have all these accounts set up before the course if possible. (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube)
    • Practical exercises on your laptop, plus detailed handouts and follow-up video tutorials
    • Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions
    • Learn how to install Google Analytics and Google Webmaster’s Tools/ Search Console
    • Learn the value of building your brand and discover how creating websites can help grow your online presence as well as enhance teaching and learning
    • Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors
    • Learn how to use the latest analytics web platforms, social media management platforms such as buffer/Hootsuite, and design platforms such as Canva.


    Created for entrepreneurs, small-business owners, marketing professionals, small practice owners, designers, contractors, artists, musicians, authors, students and other self-starters.


    Please bring along your own PC or Mac laptop and charger, that is able to connect to the Internet - WiFi access will be available to all attendees. No spares will be available on the day – so it’s essential you bring your own computer along A credit card in case you choose to do any upgrades to have a more polished and professional site such as better features and functionality.


    This workshop will be led by Heber Michaels, CEO and Founder at Eber Health. Prior to this; Heber Michaels founded IBEA (a non-profit) and quickly grew it to 60+ members while in college (2015). His vision for IBEA was to offer practical courses and resources (that colleges normally don't offer) to fellow students and young professionals in the Portland Metro Area. Since the inception of IBEA, more than 1,000 attendees have attended its courses.


    Non-profit organization established in 2014, offers practical courses and resources (that colleges normally don't offer) to fellow students and young professionals in the Portland Metro Area. For more information please visit myibea.org.


    For further information: Please Contact Us at ibeafoundation@gmail.com