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  • Tuesday
    Dec 6 2016
    Business Law and Fundraising Fundamentals for Startups and Startup Advisors

    CENTRL Office

    A full day of great advice and discussion around building your company on a solid legal and regulatory foundation, raising funds successfully and legally and avoiding common missteps that distract and derail new businesses.

    Lunch is provided and there will be a well-known lunch time speaker, soon to be announced, who will talk about the local fund raising market and recent deals.

    In this engaging day-long course you'll learn how to:

    • Pick the right business structure and domicile.
    • Meet basic licensing, registration and tax requirements.
    • Establish appropriate governance practices.
    • Identify and protect critical intellectual property.
    • Structure and manage key relationships with co-founders, investors, employees and other stake holders.
    • Negotiate better contracts with partners, suppliers and customers.
    • Develop a successful financing strategy from seed round to C round.
    • Understand and negotiate VC term sheets, plus other advice for successful fundraising.
    • Organize and manage a data room to support financings and M&A.
    • Identify and meet key regulatory requirements.
    • Prevent, manage and resolve commercial disputes and other conflicts.
  • Lean Portland's Community Happy Hour

    Meet your Lean peers and find out what we have going on! - RSVP and join us at 5p

  • Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students


    Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

    Check out our FAQ.

  • Data Privacy PDX - Privacy-by-Design

    Galois Inc

    Data Privacy PDX will be presenting on Privacy-by-Design, the movement to integrate privacy into the original design of a product or system. This impacts product development, business planning, and legal, making it a crucial concept to understand for everyone who is concerned with data privacy. Come learn about Privacy-by-Design and how it can impact your projects.

    Snacks and drinks will be provided. Hosted by Tozny.

  • TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Jill Nelson, Founder of Ruby Receptionist


    Join us on Wednesday, December 6th when Founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionist, Jill Nelson participates in our monthly series, Confessions of an Entrepreneur.

    Since founding the company in 2003, Jill has led Ruby to double-digit revenue growth every year, and last year sold the majority share of Ruby for $38.8 million to Updata Partners out of Washington D.C. Today, Ruby’s 340+ employees provide live receptionist service to 6,000 small businesses throughout North America. Jill’s unique vision of charming, professional receptionists enabled by leading-edge technology has built Ruby into a platform by which small businesses can deliver exceptional customer experiences over the phone and grow their companies.

    Confessions of an Entrepreneur is a series that allows entrepreneurs to hear the highs and lows of what it takes to build a successful company – unfiltered and off the record!

    This is always a fun and valuable event, so be sure to invite your friends and team members.

  • Health Technology Forum - MedSavvy Grades Rx's and Balancing Tech and Healthy Lifestyles

    The Health Technology Forum (HTF) is a global organization, dedicated to improving access to affordable health care through the development and adoption of innovative technologies.

    The Portland chapter of HTF will be featuring two fantastic presentations at our second meeting.

    Shawn Smith, Director of Product at MedSavvy, will be talking about the challenge of finding unbiased information about medications and how MedSavvy is helping consumers make better decisions about their healthcare.

    Surbhi Mahendru, Slalom Consulting, will discuss the challenges balancing our increasingly technological lives with our personal health and wellbeing.

    Before the presentations, we'll have food and drinks and a chance to interact with attendees and speakers.


    6:00 - 6:30 Networking and reception with food and drinks

    6:30 - 7:45 Presentations and Q&A

    7:45 - 8:00 Wrap-up and Networking

    Please RSVP here to see how Portland is using cutting-edge technologies to disrupt health care and spur innovation for the public good.

  • GraphQLPDX Presentation night


    First ever GraphQL meetup! I'll give a talk on how we use GraphQL at AppNexus and some of the gotchas. We can open it up for lightening talks as well (show is your cool stuff)!

    Current plan is to host at AppNexus, but this may change. Hope to see you there!

  • The Bridge Accelerator Showcase
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    Columbia Collective

    Our special guests will be the first cohort of The Bridge Accelerator.

    Curtis Townshend - Taavi Chris Meier - GrowlerFresh Michael Pan - PanCo Foods Adam Wehage - Soulfinder Janus & Josie Sanders - Glitch

    VanTechy is the social starting point for the Vancouver Tech scene.

    The beginning of a startup is about people and ideas. VanTechy, is our local meeting point for meeting each other in a relaxed, casual format. Our goals include:

    -Welcoming new people to the growing Vancouver tech community. -Sharing and discovering local events, opportunities, connections. -Growing our skills and learning new things. -Sharing our experience by mentoring new members.

    For beginners, VanTechy is where you should start. For veterans, VanTechy is a place to share and mentor others.

  • Mentorship and Projects - WaCo EE and Technologist Meetup

    Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your computers and other gadgets you're working on!

    This is a group for electronics engineers and technologists who want to advance their expertise/career, get inspired by peers, and dream about their own business! We'll discuss whatever hot topics from the scrum that kicks-off each event, share projects, and occasional guest speakers.

    Attendees include: applications engineers, firmware/software developers, electronics engineers, operations and program managers, product and marketing managers.



  • Wednesday
    Dec 7 2016
    Galois tech talk: E3DB – Tozny’s End-to-End Encrypted Database

    Galois Inc


    Project E3DB is a tool for programmers who want to build an end-to-end encrypted database with sharing into their projects. We are providing a command-line client for you to play with and a Java SDK to prototype with. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be getting feedback from you, adding features, and making it ready for production.

    In this talk, Isaac will discuss what E3DB is, where it’s going, and provide a tutorial for trying it out. Bring your laptop to try!

    More on E3DB: https://tozny.com/blog/announcing-project-e3db-the-end-to-end-encrypted-database/

    Tozny is a Galois product spin-off. Our mission is to make strong crypto easy for both developers and end users.


    Isaac is a security researcher at Galois where he has lead authentication and collaboration projects for the DoD and IC. Isaac earned his master’s degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland, University College, and his B.S. in Computer Science from Ohio State University. In 2013, Isaac founded Tozny, a Galois spin-off company aimed at solving the password conundrum. Easier and more secure than passwords, Tozny replaces passwords with an easy-to-use cryptographic key on a user’s mobile phone.

  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech

    Apex Clearing

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-seasoned-women-in-tech-tickets-29213800263

    Are you a woman with 25 or more years of experience working in technology? Are you interested in an affinity group for women like you? Do you want to build relationships with other women in tech who are still in there swinging? PDXWIT wants to foster a community for women like you. Please come help us found this new group where we anticipate you will find support among like-minded women.

    In defiance of the infographics that show we disappear after age 50, we will be coming together at Apex Clearing to build and strengthen connections and face forward to the future we want.

    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.

  • OEN Startup Resources Tradeshow 2016

    Lagunitas Community Room

    Did you know that in the Portland metro area alone, there are over 50 organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs? But which ones can help YOU?

    The Startup Resources Tradeshow 2016, hosted by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, is the perfect starting point for new entrepreneurs trying to navigate our startup ecosystem. It includes representatives from local organizations, accelerators, incubators, universities, and government programs that provide support, mentorship, and potential funding for entrepreneurs.

    Register at: http://bit.ly/oentrade

  • Magic Night - Javascript Code Challenge
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    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'll be divide into teams and work together to build Yatzee. Can you and your team create a dice roller? Build a game loop? Awesome, how about multiplayer, and multi device? Websockets would be interesting to work with for this.

  • Portland's 1st HUG Meetup: Packer & Nomad
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    New Relic

    Portland's first HashiCorp User Group (HUG) meetup! Come if you're interested in Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, Vault, Consul, Serf, or Nomad.

    Evans Tucker will be speaking on Packer and Michael Schurter will be speaking on Nomad.

    See meetup page for details.

    There will be food and drink thanks to our kind hosts at New Relic.

  • pdxrlang meetup: shiny night: tutorial and use cases

    WeWork Custom House

    Let's have a Shiny night! If you're not familiar with Shiny, check it out at http://shiny.rstudio.com - Shiny is a web application framework for R. Many people use Shiny to convey business/research/etc. findings to collaborators/bosses/etc. without needing the person to be able to code. Checkout https://shiny.rstudio.com/gallery to see some really cool examples.

    We're going to have a brief tutorial for those that haven't used Shiny, as well as some Shiny use cases to see what you can do with Shiny in the real world.


    • Winston Saunders - intro to Shiny

    • Jessica Minnier - speaking on https://kcvi.shinyapps.io/START/

    • Kinga Farkas - CUSUM Anomaly Detection App Using Shiny

    • John Smith - Rise and shine. Shiny as an everyday tool.


Next two weeks

  • Thursday
    Dec 8 2016
    Nike Tech Talks

    Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

    Join Nike Digital for the next event in our Nike Tech Talks series on Thursday, December 8th from 4:30-6:30pm!

    Building Modern Data Pipelines James Ward | Principal Platform Evangelist | Salesforce.com

    Our modern systems are no longer just simple CRUD apps. We now need to deal with massive, distributed, real-time data systems that ingest potentially terabytes of data, support real-time and batch analytics, do machine learning, and support a host of web and mobile app interfaces. This session will walk through architectural patterns and technologies for building these modern data pipelines. You will learn about Apache Kafka, a variety of databases, and data processing frameworks like Spark.

    RSVP at: https://niketechtalksdec2016.splashthat.com.

    We hope to see you at the event and encourage you to invite your colleagues. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

  • Collective Agency Holiday Party

    December 8th, Thursday, 5-8pm, is the sixth Collective Agency Holiday Party. It’s at our NW location.

    It’s potluck-style. Bring food and drink. The disco ball will be on.

    RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1800463503507540/ and https://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/

  • Front End Peer Mentoring
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    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

  • PDX Python Monthly Project + Study Night
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    Let's get together to build cool stuff and study Python.

    Bring your computer and your Python projects and come hack with us from 6:30-8:30pm on second Thursdays!

    Want to level up your python with someone? Join us and pair with other python enthusiasts to tackle some code challenges.

    Aleck will host the event and provide code challenges for teams of all skill levels.

    Never written Python before? No problem. There will be Pythonistas at the ready to mentor beginners. Anyone at any level of Python experience is welcome and invited to join us!

    Please RSVP at our Meetup page if you're planning to come.

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

  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    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.

  • Friday
    Dec 9 2016
    STREAM PDX 24-Hour Podcast Challenge
    XOXO Outpost

    Create, record, edit, produce and premiere an episode of your podcast... in 24 hours!

    So you want to start a podcast? Come to the STREAM PDX 24-Hour Podcast Challenge! Kick off the creation of your podcast by creating the first episode here in just 24 hours, and premiere it at the launch party on Saturday evening!

    Friday December 9 & Saturday December 10, 2016

    The 24-Hour Podcast Challenge brings together people passionate about telling great stories through audio. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, the Podcast Challenge is the perfect event for making your dream a reality or just having fun! Bring a team, find partners at the Friday night kickoff party, or work solo.

    How it works

    On Friday night, we'll give an overview of the next 24 hours, and share some simple tips you can use to get started on your podcast episode. You can record on your phones, borrow field recorders, or book time in the STREAM PDX studio! Remember, simply using a better microphone won't help you tell a better story.

    By dinner Saturday evening, the showcase begins and the fun continues! You'll finish editing the episode by 5pm, submit it for the evening show, and then relax and enjoy the rest of the night! Starting at 7pm the event is open to the public, and we'll premiere each team's podcast episode! Invite your friends to hear your creation and enjoy food and drinks!

    More details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stream-pdx-24-hour-podcast-challenge-tickets-29592993440

  • Monday
    Dec 12 2016
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
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    PDX Code Guild

    Tonight's presentation is by Kieran Prasch, "Regular Expressions are Awesome."

    The Regular expressions mini-language is terse yet power-packed! Take a guided tour of the language from basic syntax to practical usage in code and enhance your ability to use regex to acomplish everyday tasks.

    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.

  • Portland HoloLens Meetup

    A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

  • Tuesday
    Dec 13 2016
    Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Urban Grind

    The next meetup will be at Urban Grind Coffee Shop. We'll take the corner area just near the front door.

    The format is pretty laid back. Come by, grab a cup of coffee, and network with other business owners who are working on incredible projects. We can't wait to hear what you're working on!

    About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

  • Coding for Science and Society Meetup

    Coding for Science & Society

    Let’s get excited about open science, reproducibility, civic technology, and open data! Come meet other folks who code for science and society.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Dat-Meetup/events/235968044/

    There will be a few talks about work that makes society and science better through code. Speakers will present for 10 minutes on an idea, trend, interesting project, or open source community related to coding for science and society.

    If you have something to talk about, click below to fill out the form and we’ll get back to you ASAP:

    Sign up for a talk here

    Doors open at 5pm, Talks start 6:00pm.

    Confirmed Talks (More coming soon)

    Dat: Peer to Peer open data for science, journalism, and government
    The Dat Team (http://datproject.org/team)

    Dat is a grant-funded, open-source, decentralized data sharing tool for efficiently versioning and syncing changes to data.

    Built in Node.js, Dat can be used to version data locally, or to share and sync data over the internet. Dat includes an optional peer-to-peer distribution system, meaning that the more widely that a dataset is shared, the faster it is for users to retrieve or sync a copy, and the more redundant that the dataset’s availability becomes.

    By building tools to build and share data pipelines, we aim to bring to data a style of collaboration similar to what Git brings to source code, while bringing a style of sharing similar to what Dropbox brings to file generally. Note that while Dat is a designed as a general-purpose tool, our team focuses on its use in the sciences.

    If you are attending, organizing or speaking at our event, you are required to agree with our Code of Conduct.

    Questions? Email [email protected]

  • A Leader's Framework for Decision Making - Portland Cynefin Meetup

    A Leader's Framework for Decision Making - The Cynefin Framework

    How do you make sense of situations in order to make decisions appropriately?

    Proposed Agenda: • We will cover the basics of situational-based decision making. • What has changed since the 2007 HBR Article? • Discuss the latest changes to the framework


  • MultiTech and Hackster.io Prototype to Production LoRa IoT Workshop

    We invite developers and engineers to learn how to start the development of loT commercial solutions using pre-certified LoRaWAN hardware platforms and mbed.org to quickly create new “connected prototypes” This workshop guides programmers and tech professionals on how to crowd source libraries for sensors and peripherals using a cloud based IDE. Users will learn how to move data from edge sensor/processor to cloud platform as a service using a cellular and Long Range RF LoRa Modules. Product Managers and Business Development Leaders are welcome - learn how to build successful business practices and how to avoid the critical pitfalls of loT development. Industry executives from MultiTech, ARM, Semtech, Senet, and STMicroelectronics will be on hand to share valuable insight on developing and managing solutions in th marketplace. What attendees will learn: • Rapid prototyping using a cloud based compiler • Cellular communication to add macro-network • Crowd sourcing libraries to add drivers from common sensors and peripherals • How to use an application enablement platform to collect and store IoT data, obtain insights from it, and securely publish the data • Best practices for “concept-to-commercial” development and launch of loT solutions Who should attend: • Programmers that are familiar with C++ want to make their devices ‘connected’ • Business Development Managers focusing on IoT, looking to shorten time-to-market • Product Managers and Engineers looking to shorten time-to-development for products and services Space is Limited. Reserve Your Seat Today.

    Instruction Provided By: MultiTech, ARM, Semtech, and STMicroelectronics Agenda: Introductions MultiTech, ARM, Semtech, STMicroelectronic 5 Minutes Multitech LoRaWAN and LPWA- Hardware platforms 10 Minutes Sensing the world—STMicroelectronics 10 Minutes ARM –mbed and device manager 10 Minutes Senet--Macro network Provider 10 Minutes Demonstration XDot Development kit 10 Minutes Lab 1 mDot Hello world 30 Minutes

            AT commands to Conduit
            Hello world

    Lab 2 Add Sensors X-Nucleo-IKS01A1 30 Minutes Lab 3 Publishing Data to My Device’s Cayenne Platform 30 Minutes

    Refreshments / Networking 30 Minutes

    Length 3.0 Hours

    Laptops are required for the workshop. We will be downloading software. Please make sure that your laptop does not encypt the data on the hard drive. Have questions about Hackster.IO presents MultiTech, ARM, Semtech, Senet, and STMicroelectronics LPWA Prototype to Production Workshop ? Contact Michael Finegan

  • Wednesday
    Dec 14 2016
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Getting Started with AWS

    Zapproved, Inc.

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-getting-started-with-aws-tickets-29201319934

    PDXWIT is partnering with Jonah Perez of Zapproved, Inc. in offering an introductive workshop to Amazon Web Services. The focus will be on self-paced learning.


    • What is AWS

    • Basic Service Usage

       -Starting a virtual server
           -Connecting to a server
           -Basic Networking and security
      -S3 storage
      -Serverless Websites

    • Securing your account

      -Identity and Access Management
     -Config and CloudTrail for auditing

    • Understanding the costs.

     -Reviewing your bill
     -AWS “Simple Monthly Calculator”

    • Finding documentation and training resources

    • Overview of other commonly used services

    -SNS & SQS

    • Questions and Answer


    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.

  • Docker Portland, OR - Docker Meetup #19 at Puppet Labs
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    We will have talks by Nan Liu from Intel and Mike Coleman from Docker. The location for this Meetup is at Puppet Labs in downtown Portland. There will be food!


    6:30 - Welcome, networking, and food

    7:00 - Nan Liu: "Trust but verify. Testing docker containers."

    Nan Liu is a Software Engineer at Intel Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) team. He is passionate about automating all things infrastructure related. He has traveled globally to train and consult customers on automating application deployments, and implementing continuous delivery pipelines. He draws from experience building vCloud Air at VMWare and he is one of early member of Puppet Labs professional services team. He coauthored 'Puppet Types and Providers' based on his experience extending Puppet for numerous third party integrations.

    7:45 - Mike Coleman: "Docker for Windows: The other half of the data center"

    Did you know Docker does Windows? With the release of Windows Server 2016 has full support for running Docker containers. In this session we'll overview the capabilities of Docker containers on Windows, things to be aware of, and how to get started. There will, of course, be plenty of live demo as well. 

    Mike is responsible for creating technical content to help customers come up to speed on Docker and its related components. Prior to joining Docker this summer he spent about 15 months at Puppet Labs working in product management. And, before all that he spent time at VMware, Microsoft, Intel, and HP in both product management / marketing as well as IT engineering. Outside of work Mike enjoys riding his motorcycles around Oregon's backroads, spending time with his wife and kids, and supporting the Portland Timbers (that's a soccer team).

    8:30 - Wrap up and networking

    Special thanks to Puppet for providing the space and to CenturyLink for providing food

  • Thursday
    Dec 15 2016
    Mentor Connect

    CENTRL Office

    Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Meet with a professional and troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up. Free for TIE members. Join TIE for the privilege of this helpful monthly event.

  • Pitch Club HispanicPros with Tom Kingsley

    CENTRL Office

    The final part of the Pitch Club series Tom Kingsley explains how to close your pitch with a killer Ask/Exit. Get an opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from an Oregon investor and serial entrepreneur. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck. Non-members pay $25, Join TiEOregon and pay only $5 You did not have to attend the previous parts of the series to attend.

  • Women + Tech Holiday Party

    New Relic

    Join us for the Women+Tech Holiday Party held at New Relic, Portland's 2nd annual largest celebration of women in tech! This year's theme is Virtual Reality in Reality, where we will showcase leaders in the VR community giving lightning talks:

    Leah Siddall from Elemental/AWS will talk about the Challenges of Streaming Live VR Video

    Stephanie Mendoza from Portland Immersive Media Group & CTRL-H will give a talk on Hyperreal Cognition

    Danielle Delph from Wieden + Kennedy will speak to us about Using VR for the Greater Good

    Women+Tech events are a result of a partnership amongst many Portland organizations: PDX Women in Technology (PDXWIT), Women Who Code (WWC), ChickTECH, Girls, Inc, and Lesbians Who Tech. Our goal is to bring together and support careers for women in tech, as well as encourage attendance of advocates who also care about advancing women in Portland tech.

    Doors open at 5:30 pm. Network with your peers and enjoy food sponsored by Marketo and beverages sponsored by New Relic. We will start the program promptly at 6:30 pm. Special thank you to Karen Hansen with Delicious Empire for the design.

  • Startup Happy Hour PDX
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    Commons Brewery

    Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

  • CNPDX December: Databases on StatefulSet
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    StatefulSet, previously known as PetSet, is one of the major features of Kubernetes 1.4. While still in alpha, it's already the easiest and best way to deploy stateful services like databases on Kubernetes.

    In this presentation, we will walk through the elements and options of creating a StatefulSet, with detailed examples including deploying:

    • Etcd

    • Single-master, HA PostgreSQL

    • Clustered and/or sharded PostgreSQL

    • All of the above, again, using Helm Charts

    Attendees will get sample Kubernetes configs and Helm charts they can use themselves, or adapt to other databases.

    Extra: A report from KubeCon 2016, for those who weren't able to go.

  • From Coraline to Kubo: A history of LAIKA's Films

    Cerimon House

    (NOTE: This is the 2nd post as the first was deleted. LAIKA has presented at TechFestNW multiple times. Their films, imho are a marvel of engineering and design. As a member of the tech community, I believe it fits here.)

    Mark Shapiro of LAIKA, the studio behind Coraline, Kubo & the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, and ParaNorman. Mark Shapiro from LAIKA will present how these beloved oscar-nominated films are made by hand — from script to illustrations to stop-motion animation. It's a painstaking labor of love that produces an average of two seconds of footage in an week.

    Mark will also give you an intimate look behind the curtain of LAIKA's biggest stars — the puppets, of course! He'll bring an armature and other stop-motion film goodies with him.

    All proceeds benefit Cerimon House, a non profit arts and humanities org.

  • Saturday
    Dec 17 2016
    PIGSquad Horror Game Marathon

    Join us in a live horror game marathon as we play through scary games like Until Dawn, Witch's House, and Damned on the big screen! This will also conclude the Portland Indie Game Squad's funding drive for the year, so we'll be streaming and counting new pledges to the nonprofit as we edge through the night. Be ready to show your fear ;D

    Pizza and PBR (for those of us over 21) will be provided. Attendees are expected to follow the PIGSquad Code of Conduct: http://pigsquad.com/code-of-conduct/ Some games are rated M for Mature!

  • Sunday
    Dec 18 2016
    PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

    The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

    Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

    If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

    We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

    There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

  • Women Who Hack

    XOXO Outpost

    This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

    What you should bring:

    • Your laptop or other equipment
    • Yourself!

    We'll provide:

    • the space, including lots of seating and tables
    • internet
    • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options

    Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

    We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

    Women Who Hack is open to all women (cis & trans*) and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

    All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

    Questions? Get in touch: [email protected]

    Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack

  • Monday
    Dec 19 2016
    PDXWIT Presents Love is Art: What Now?


    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-love-is-art-what-now-tickets-29583802951

    PDX Women in Tech is and always will be an inclusive and supportive organization. As a result of the recent Presidential election, many of our members raised their fears and concerns regarding what negative impacts may arise in our communities, cities and nation. We are coming together to create art inspired by inclusion and love, while we discuss what's next, including how we can organize ourselves to provide support for those that need it.

    We will kick off the event at 5pm with food and Meg Aul, the PDXWIT Event Activities Director, will begin the art project. Megan Bigelow will lead the discussion beginning at 5:30. Feel free to arrive at anytime.

    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.

  • NewTech PDX - Future of Tech

    New Relic

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

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

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

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

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

    • NewTech Pres. #1: Curran O'Brien of iSoftStone

    • NewTech Pres. #2: TBA
    • Future Talk: TBA

    8:00pm - After-Party at the Portland City Grill (on the 30th Floor)

  • 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.


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