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  • Started Monday
    Aug 22 2016
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    through
    PDX Code Guild

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

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

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    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)[masked] We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School. More Directions below.

    Website
  • Started Tuesday
    Aug 23 2016
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event

    CorSource

    Join us for happy hour at CorSource! Come network and have fun! We will have a short segment at 5:30, which includes:

    • Introduction to CorSource

    • Hear from our Community Leader Spotlight Stephanie Dunker

    • Lightning talk from Kristina King

    PDX Women in Tech is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and 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 current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Please RSVP Here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-26628615907

    Website
  • NW Education Cluster PDXedTech meetup

    Indigo @ 12 West

    Yes! We're on for having another meet & greet networking session. There's many new faces that have joined the group and it's time we get to know each other a bit more.

    To make the most of the time together, we'll start with a slightly structured networking session. What is structured about it, you ask? Here's the quick summary:

    We'll start with a quick meet & greet. You'll have a chance to meet nearly everyone one-on-one, briefly, before moving onto making another quick connection with another.

    Then, in the second half of the meetup, we'll break up into smaller group chats based on shared interests and/or encourage folks to further their conversations with the folks they've found a shared interest in during the initial meet-greet.

    Bring your business cards (or post-its and a pen) and be ready to meet and reacquaint yourself with peers working at the intersection of education and technology.

    Website
  • Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

    Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Wednesday
    Aug 24 2016
    1 Million Cups Portland - JoLoMo and Smart Mirror

    This week JoLoMo - what is Smart Mirror? Come and find out.

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

    Website
  • Elixir Games PDX - Plenty of Blame to go Around
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    Puppet

    We've looked at Supervision trees in the past, but we've often glossed over how to best use them to your advantage. It's quite easy to accidentally use these fault-tolerance primitives to, somewhat ironically, make your applications less fault-tolerant. This month we'll take a look at design and implementation practices to help make sure you're using these incredible tools to your best advantage.

    For the newcomers, the "Games" format is designed to create a bit of friendly competition and is accessible for all ranges of experience; beginners and pros alike.

    If you'd like to take a look at the previous sessions' exercises feel free to check them out here: https://github.com/elixir-pdx/, some submitted solutions are available on non-master branches.

    Early in this series we'll be focusing mostly on solving problems in a functional paradigm, and as the series continues over time we'll move more and more toward Elixir's differentiators; Erlang interop, hygienic macros, & OTP patterns.

    If all that read like gibberish to you, don't worry you don't have to know any of that jargon, and by the time you do everything will already make sense. Because we'll introduce ideas and concepts in a way that will help you understand those things conceptually before you ever need a weird name for them.

    Food and drinks will be provided.

    Please make sure you come with a computer to work on and have Elixir pre-installed locally or in a VM and ready to go.

    http://elixir-lang.org/install.html

    Special thanks to my friend Jeff Weiss and Puppet, ‘the leader in IT automation’, for hosting us.

    Website
  • CocoaHeads Presentation Night: Product Discovery with David Hoang

    Plus QA

    There and back: the road of product discovery

    Product strategy is evolving and becoming less clear, as is the ‘product roadmap’. Requirements, business needs and user expectations are changing at a rapid pace. This session focuses on the process and thinking of product discovery and exploration to inform your product roadmap by running multiple projects that are all connected to the problems that need to be solved.

    This case study will cover:

    • brainstorming and idea generation
    • understanding and getting team alignment on the problem
    • executing a high tempo prototyping process to develop ideas
    • learning from the prototypes with real humans to get feedback in user testing
    • incorporating what was learned in the product roadmap
    • success stories and project examples
    • dual track scrum to maintain discovery as a routine part of your process • leading a cross-functional team of designers, engineers and product managers

    About David Hoang

    David Hoang is a product design professional with more than a decade’s experience. He focuses on mobile, wearables and emerging technology. He’s currently the Product Design Lead at One Medical Group and Studio Manager at The Rock Tumbler Collective.

    He was previously an early member of ExactTarget’s global accounts team, founder of a mobile product agency, Lead UX Designer at HTC and Director of Mobile Design at Black Pixel. He has worked with Expedia, Inspirato, Nike, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Whole Foods and others.

    David has a BFA in visual arts and his work is influenced a lot by art history, narrative and popular culture. His design leadership style is built on teams of cross-functional people who are focused, passionate, and disciplined. He’s based in Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Thursday
    Aug 25 2016
    Code Oregon Labs - REACT

    Code Fellows

    Agenda

    6:00 pm - Doors Open/Registration/Networking/Setup 6:30 pm - Presentation 7:00 pm - Co-working/Collaborating/Tutor 8:30 pm - Clean up/Leave

    About

    Code Fellows invites online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs for some free tutoring from industry professionals! Bring your laptop and a desire to learn.

    As a monthly community event, we strive to lower barriers for entering tech to ultimately increase diversity in talent.

    Together with Code Oregon and generous volunteers from the #pdxtech community, Code Fellows is happy to host this event. Each month, our goal is a 6:1 tutor-to-learner ratio.

    Look for pizza and beverages!

    Website
  • Agile Finance for Agile IT ------ Webinar: 8/25/2016

    Online Webinar

    Agile Finance for Agile IT: How trends in IT pose challenges to traditional acquisition models and accounting methods and what to do about it

    Thursday August 25, 2016 10:00am PST

    Recent trends in IT like mobile and cloud computing, and Internet of Things, are creating pressure on IT organizations to respond to the demands of the business in ever shrinking planning and implementation cycles. In the era of agile IT, the infrastructure is only as nimble as the least agile component and that typically is the network. The challenge of creating agile systems on legacy networks is compounded by the constraints of legacy acquisition models and accounting methods which force IT to estimate the future needs of the business in 3 to 5 year intervals. Finance should be an enabler to creating agile IT systems that deliver the most value to the organization by ensuring the network’s capability matches the immediate needs of the business without network resources sitting idle or being overly constrained due to poor planning. Please join us for a webinar hosted by Greg Buchanan, Sr. Manager in Brocade’s office of the CFO; and David Aden, Territory Manager for Oregon and SW Washington at Brocade, to discuss how businesses can better equip Finance to help IT meet the demands of the New IP.

    Website
  • Portland Azure User Group - Networking event

    North 45 Pub

    This is an informal get together with no specific presentation, but it's perfect time to talk with other Azure professionals in Portland to ask questions, share experiences, and grow your network. People of all experience levels are welcome to join!

    Website
  • OWASP: Node.js Security

    Simple

    This talk will discuss the current state of Node.js security and the risks of the Node.js ecosystem and what vulnerabilities and patterns have we found in the hundreds of applications and the thousands of modules we have audited.


    Speaker

    Adam Baldwin

    Adam is the team lead at ^Lift Security and he founded the Node Security Project 3 years ago & hasn’t stopped trying to make security a core value of the Node.js community since then. In his free time Adam enjoys doing basically the exact same stuff he does for work, also raising chickens, and spending as much time as possible with his wife and 2 children.


    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland


    Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Website
  • Papers We Love PDX: Brian Shirai on "Immix: A Mark-Region Garbage Collector"

    Mozilla

    Thanks to Mozilla for hosting!

    This month's paper is "Immix: A Mark-Region Garbage Collector with Space Efficiency, Fast Collection, and Mutator Performance" by Stephen M. Blackburn and Kathryn S. McKinley and will be presented by Brian Shirai.

    PDF: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/speedway/DaCapo/papers/immix-pldi-2008.pdf


    What was the last paper you read and loved within the realm of computing? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Or, just come, listen, and discuss!


    Papers We Love has a code of conduct.

    Website
  • Share Knowledge and Team Up with Your Creative Community

    Meeting new people is always fun, so get out of the studio, office, or wherever you get work done! Come hang out with The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of conversation about sharing knowledge and finding ways to collaborate with other creatives for a more successful outcome on your projects.

    We love bringing together such a wonderful and inspiring group of people each month- so this time, let’s find ways to work together. This month, we encourage you to bring your fresh ideas, upcoming projects, or current opportunities in hopes of helping you find the perfect partner or a cool person to team-up with.

    As always light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

    Feel free to bring a friend or two, and we’ll see you on the 25th!

    RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Creative-Roundtable/events/233072583/

    • Jehn & Jena
    Website
  • Portland Python & PyLadies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night
    Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    Urban Airship Inc

    Come join us for Pythonic talks!

    All levels are welcome! Talk levels vary from beginner to advanced.

    This month:

    • *Basic Data Classification with SciPy and Sklearn** with Hailey Buckingham

    A brief walkthrough of how to invoke two of sklearn's classification algorithms. We'll train a classifier on one set of data, and use that classifier to predict the categories of a second set of data.

    This will be a short talk, so there will be plenty of time for lightning talks. If you've never given a talk before, don't worry we have a guide

    Thank you Simple for providing Pizza this month!

    RSVP at Meetup

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

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night
    Pizza 9efb07ed841480b15cdb3a16f5e02aaf7bbf2cf318cf59db3f6b85c80dcf1add Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a

    Deno's Pizzaria

    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.

  • Friday
    Aug 26 2016
    PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    We are pleased to announce the 15th annual Project Management Institute, Portland Chapter conference. This year promises to be the largest and most exciting event yet!

    With 2 full days of education, networking, and career advancing opportunities, and an anticipated 500+ participants, your PMI Portland Chapter has worked diligently to draw top industry speakers to the stage.

    The conference is tailored to grow your practical project management knowledge about contemporary leadership trends, as well as products and services, to help you drive towards your career goals.

    Come, be a part of this dynamic community event that is sure to take your career to the next level!

    Early bird discount through June 15 - Register NOW!!!

    What to Expect? Keynote Speaker: Jeff Tobe

    5 Educational Tracks

    Strategy | Leadership | Technical | Agile | Business Analysis

    Open Space Session • Professional Networking • Exhibition Hall

    Website
  • Tech Talk with Dennis Kravits, Systems Manager at Centerpointe Research...

    Join us at The Tech Academy, Friday, August 26th at 1pm for a presentation from Dennis Kravits.

    Dennis, is a graduate of The Tech Academy who now works as a Systems Manager at Centerpointe Research Institute Inc.

    Dennis will be talking about his success here at The Tech Academy and his daily life in his current position at Centerpointe Research Institute Inc.

    We will be serving snacks and refreshments.

    Hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Tech Talk with Dennis Kravets, Systems Manager at Centerpointe Research...

    Join us at The Tech Academy, Friday, August 26th at 1pm for a presentation from Dennis Kravits.

    Dennis, is a graduate of The Tech Academy who now works as a Systems Manager at Centerpointe Research Institute Inc.

    Dennis will be talking about his success here at The Tech Academy and his daily life in his current position at Centerpointe Research Institute Inc.

    We will be serving snacks and refreshments.

    Hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Aug 27 2016
    Building Your Empire Brunch

    Learn how to building a succesful brand, identify your target market, access financial resources and more! Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, this brunch will provide the insight and tools you need to achieve greatness in your life & businesses.

    Speakers Include:

    Paige Hendrix Buckner

    Founder of ClientJoy, a giftbox service featuring Portland artisans. She's also an instructor at TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) Oregon, an initiative to empower students to become the next generation of business and community leaders.

    Lynn Le

    Founder of athletic wear line Society Nine, also featured on Oxygen Network Series "Quit Your Day Job".

    Paula Hayes

    President and CEO of Hue Noir, a Beaverton-based business that specializes in makeup for people with dark skin tones. Paula is a driven entrepreneur and executive with a track record of business success.

    Byrdie McCoy

    Empowerment fitness coach and advocate for Women's Mental Health, as well as Founder of Byrdie's Babes.

    Hosted By:

    Chaunci King, Founder of Miru Vodka, CEO at MavenInBusiness.com Sponsored by:

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 29 2016
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

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

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    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)[masked] We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School. More Directions below.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 30 2016
    Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    New Relic

    Full Stack Development with Java and NoSQL

    In this session will talk about what is different about this generation of web applications and how a solid development approach must consider the latency, throughput and interactivity demand by users across both mobile devices, web browsers, and IoT. We will demonstrate how to include Couchbase, a NoSQL database, in such applications to support a flexible data model and easy scalability required for modern development.

    Speaker:

    Nic Raboy is a Developer Advocate for Couchbase in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has released several native and hybrid mobile applications to iTunes and Google Play and writes about his development experiences related to making web and mobile app development easier to understand. He has experience in Unity3D, Apache Cordova, Java, NoSQL, SQL, GoLang, and Node.js.

    Website
  • PDXWIT Deck Party Potluck Discussion: Tacking Technical Leadership Growth

    Event Description

    PDXWIT and Anne Meixner invite you to an intimate potluck-style gathering to discuss the challenges and opportunities of growing your technical leadership career! Anne will reach out before the event to coordinate what to bring. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

    This event is designed for people in technical careers.

    As an engineer/scientist you have the option to grow your career along a management path (i.e. you aspire to be a VP) or along a technical path. Large technology companies often have explicit management and technical leadership path. While there naturally exists an overlap in skills there is an emphasis difference. Anne Meixner PhD has designed this event for people who want to focus on their growth as a technical leader.

    You will bring your companies descriptions for technical leader attributes or expectations that you and your manager have for technical leader growth. Guided group discussion will result in an understanding of the differences and similarities in these list of attributes. You then pick one area you wish to grow in for the next 6-12 months and at least one action you can take to develop in this area.

    Anne Meixner has 30+ years of experience as a semiconductor test R&D engineer, most recently at Intel Corporation. Via The Engineers’ Daughter LLC, she currently consults in the areas of technical leadership, semiconductor test, and technology development. To pass on wisdom to the next wave of technologist she blogs at www.engineersdauther.org on her life experiences, engineering wisdom and diverse ability. She invites others to submit blogs for this site.

    Website
  • Magic Night - Javascript Code Challenge
    Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c

    Notch8 Workspace

    Magic Night is a hands on, team oriented, Javascript coding lab, welcoming of all experience levels and backgrounds. We get together because coding is fun; fun to solve hard problems, and fun to work together. We organize into small teams to code up creative solutions to a common challenge, then after 3 hours of building, present to the group.

    This month, we're going to look at the popular game called Sokoban. We'll implement an engine to generate the board, and allow users to play.

    The computer game Sokoban, invented by Hiroyuki Imabayashi, was introduced by Thinking Rabbit of Takarazuka, Japan in 1982. This simple game of logic puzzles was an instant success. It won awards and spawned sequels. Over the years, Sokoban has been ported to a huge number of platforms. Fan support remains strong and many of those fans even produce new levels for the game.

    Website
  • RainSec

    Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

    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 & point your IRC client to #rainsec on freenode.

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

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 1 2016
    Code Fellows Grads & Their Bosses

    Code Fellows

    Agenda

    6:00 pm - Doors Open/Registration/Networking 6:30 pm - Presentation 8:30 pm - Wrap up

    About

    Back by popular demand...

    "Will they really hire me??"

    This is far and away the most common question we get from career-changers considering jumping feet-first into immersive training with Code Fellows. Our answer is an emphatic, "YES!"

    But don't take it from us: Come hear from PDX hiring managers and their code school-trained developers! Find out what they were looking for and why they hired these code school grads.

    Website
  • Moving past the monolith with Clojure w/ Paco Viramontes

    Puppet

    Using Clojure greenfield project is great but what about legacy projects full of toxic decay and code zombies lurking the repo?

    Clojure is your post apocalyptic weapon. You don't have to re-write the whole monolith; by switching key parts of the infrastructure we can reduced the number of servers and costs.

    Get bragging rights with your managers and higher ups by introducing Clojure and Clojure community practices in large legacy apps. In this installment we’ll explore how to reduce the high IO costs of large scale email processing with Clojure.

    Bio: Paco is a developer in Portland Oregon and can be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/kidpollo

    Website
  • Portland Linux/Unix Group

    PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track open source conference!

    Celebrating 20 years of hosting Portland's best open source and technology freedom speakers.

    This month's topic To Be Announced

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

    Website
  • Friday
    Sep 2 2016
    AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Adopting Agile Within Your Sphere of Influence

    Last month’s pub lunchers voted for a familiar topic with a bit if twist: How can you adopt Agile principles, practices, and methods on your team when you’re in a non-Agile friendly organization? How does personal influence play into a Team’s ability to be Agile? Is there hope for Agility in a desert of non-Agility?

    Experienced Agilists say, when has it been different at the beginning?

    But, the socially aware change agent wants to know how to be Agile without building in an eventual backlash. Smart change agent. On September 2nd, we’ll pour the beer, circle the wagons, and tell a few stories around the campfire of agility. We hope McMennamins won’t mind the smoke as we nurture the fire of hope for agile-aspiring change agents everywhere.

    So, come on down to the usual place at the usual time with your comrades and stories. Come alone or come in a pack. We’ll be in the back.

    RSVP’s not required but gratefully accepted at [email protected].

    Website
  • Startup Happy Hour PDX
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    Commons Brewery

    Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 5 2016
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

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

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    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)[masked] We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School. More Directions below.

    Website

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