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  • Friday
    Sep 30 2016
    Software Development: The Perks and Pitfalls of Working Remotely

    Join us at The Tech Academy for a presentation from Senior Software Developer and Founder of the Tech Academy, Erik Gross. 

    Erik has extensive experience in all different roles of software development, from working at large or small companies, contract roles, and working completely remotely. He will share the ins and outs of working remotely versus on-location. Come learn the perks and pitfalls of a remote position, and how to get one!

    We will be serving snacks and refreshments.

    All are welcome!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • Techlandia - a comedy about startups

    The Funhouse Lounge

    Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

    Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

    The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

    More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Saturday
    Oct 1 2016
    PyDX Community Python Conference
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    White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

    Join your friends in the Cascadia Python community for two days of learning and connection. Meet new people and learn about the interesting Pythonic work being done around here. Make the Pacific Northwest an even better place to be a Python programmer.

    Keynotes, fantastic speakers, and price of ticket includes a BoF dinner on Saturday.

    Tickets available through the PyDX website! And can be bought at the door.

    Check out the schedule too.

    Website
  • Intro to Elixir and Phoenix Workshop

    Epicodus

    You’ve heard about Elixir’s and Phoenix’s scalabililty, performance and simplicity and how it can be used for websites, micro services, APIs and embedded IoT devices. But you may not be sure how to get started or if you’d enjoy it.

    This is an informal hands on workshop to get people familiar with the basics of Elixir and Phoenix.

    There is no charge to attend and all are welcome but space is limited so please register so that we plan accordingly.

    Thanks.

    Website
  • AlterConf

    AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer, healthier spaces for everyone.

    The conferences go beyond the limited definitions and basic discussions of diversity to create a deeper, more nuanced conversation. Each conference features a wide range of speakers delivering critical analyses of tech and gaming culture and presenting their vision for what our community can be.

    We invite you to join us as we work toward a more inclusive future.

    Website
  • Resolution Fest PDX
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    Various

    Resolution Fest is a week-long celebration of the people and communities reimagining the landscape of the tech industry. Over 8 days, we'll examine the intersections of technology, identity, culture, community service, education, social change, collaboration, creativity, and more.

    To see the collection of events in our schedule, visit http://resfestpdx.com!

    Website
  • Techlandia - a comedy about startups

    The Funhouse Lounge

    Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

    Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

    The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

    More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Saturday
    Oct 1 2016
    PyDX Community Python Conference
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    White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

    Join your friends in the Cascadia Python community for two days of learning and connection. Meet new people and learn about the interesting Pythonic work being done around here. Make the Pacific Northwest an even better place to be a Python programmer.

    Keynotes, fantastic speakers, and price of ticket includes a BoF dinner on Saturday.

    Tickets available through the PyDX website! And can be bought at the door.

    Check out the schedule too.

    Website
  • Resolution Fest PDX
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    Various

    Resolution Fest is a week-long celebration of the people and communities reimagining the landscape of the tech industry. Over 8 days, we'll examine the intersections of technology, identity, culture, community service, education, social change, collaboration, creativity, and more.

    To see the collection of events in our schedule, visit http://resfestpdx.com!

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 3 2016
    Networking Night @ New Relic

    Our October Networking Night will be hosted by New Relic and will feature several of their engineers as speakers. This event is part of Resolution Fest 2016. The always amazing Liz Abinante will be emceeing. 

    Speakers

    April Leonard, Software Engineer - A Java Ecosystem Primer

    Belinda Runkle, VP, Engineering - New Relic, D&I, and Community

    Caito Scherr, Software Engineer - Starting Backwards

    Daphne Watson, Engineering Intern

    Erika Arnold, Software Engineer - Docker for devs: Developing and testing with Docker Compose

    Maureen Dugan, Software Engineer - Pairing & Mobbing

    Program:

    5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking 

    6:15-6:30 - WWCode Intro + New Relic Intro

    6:30-7:30 - Lightning Talks

    7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

    Who Should Attend?

    Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

    About New Relic:

    New Relic is a software analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics about millions of applications in real time. Their comprehensive SaaS-based solution provides one powerful interface for web and native mobile applications and consolidates the performance monitoring data for any chosen technology in your environment. 

    Careers Page: http://newrelic.com/about/careers

    Website
  • FutureTalks Lightning Panel

    New Relic

    Networking Night @ New Relic

    › Please RSVP via our Meetup group HERE

    Please join us for our annual partnership event with Women Who Code, and hear from several of our exceptional New Relic engineers, who will be presenting on a variety of topics. The always amazing Liz Abinante will be emceeing!

    This event is part of Resolution Fest 2016.

    Speakers

    April Leonard, Software Engineer - A Java Ecosystem Primer

    Belinda Runkle, VP, Engineering - New Relic, D&I, and Community

    Caito Scherr, Software Engineer - Starting Backwards

    Daphne Watson, Engineering Intern

    Erika Arnold, Software Engineer - Docker for devs: Developing and testing with Docker Compose

    Maureen Dugan, Software Engineer - Pairing & Mobbing

    Program

    • 5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking

    • 6:15-6:30 - WWCode Intro + New Relic Intro

    • 6:30-7:30 - Lightning Talks

    • 7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

    Details

    • Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

    • NOTE: after the event, everyone is invited to continue networking at a special happy hour opportunity, one story up at Portland City Grill.

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX (link above), and following us on Twitter @newrelic. Check out our blog for event recaps and videos.

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

    Website
  • 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
    Oct 4 2016
    04-Oct - First Tuesday: Lean Portland's Community Happy Hour

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

    Website
  • Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students

    Epicodus

    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.

    Website
  • Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    How do you get from cat to dog? Ryan Wise will talk about his project that:

    "illustrates breadth-first search and A* search in Ruby and solves the following example problem: Find the fewest edits it takes to transform one word into another with all intermediate words being found in a dictionary. E.g., a shortest transformation from "cat" to "dog" could look like this: cat--> cot--> dot--> dog. Note that each step represents one edit (one letter changed, added, or subtracted) and that each edit lands us on another dictionary word. This pattern continues until the target word is found."

    Lauren Voswinkel will round off this months meetup with a code-retreat exercise.

    "We'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. This month we will just be talking about the problem and getting a feel for the problem set. In subsequent months, we'll be doing the same exercise, however, there will be restrictions put in place to force us to think about our code and our designs more in depth. After each coding exercise, we'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding."

    Please Bring Your Laptops

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

    Website
  • Stumptown Syndicate presents: It's Documentary
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    Crowd Compass

    The Stumptown Syndicate is showcasing two local films. Chris Higgins will present a 20-min rough cut of Access, a documentary that examines the accessibility of websites and apps today, and host a Q&A following. Our main feature is award-winning 2015 documentary Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, from Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke, a film about about the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years (84min).

    Snack-wise, we'll have popcorn, soda, and water on hand!

    RSVP and join us


    This event is part of Resolution Fest.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 5 2016
    PDX CoffeeOps

    Cup and Bar

    Come talk about DevOps, or just with people interested in DevOps, over some delicious coffee and pastries. There's no agenda, we just get together and talk shop. Anyone is welcome.

    A Tweet at @billweiss would be appreciated so he can know how many are coming, if you do that.

  • 1 Million Cups Portland - StackPath

    This week we welcome StackPath. StackPath is the intelligent web services platform for security, speed and scale.

    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
  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Career Development Workshop

    Planet Argon

    RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-career-development-workshop-tickets-27744161534

    Nick Luallin and Jackie Newgard from IT Motives partner with PDXWIT to present a workshop/discussion about the job market for technology professionals in Portland. The workshop will take place at Planet Argon and will begin at 5:30pm and go until 7:00pm.

    We will discuss such topics as framing your job search, resume & interview tips, common mistakes made in the job seeking process and how to effectively work with Recruiters. There will be ample time for Q&A, and we will have a drop box for topic requests and questions for subsequent events.

    PDXWIT 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.

    Website
  • DevOps Intro to Puppet Workshop

    Many of us have heard about configuration management tools and the ecosystem of services and products that Puppet has. Some of us are unsure how to write Puppet code, identify key features in the product, or even navigate the console. Even fewer of us know how to get up and running immediately with Puppet Enterprise. 

    In this session, we will show beginners and Puppet Enterprise newbies how to install PE and manage key resources in less than an hour. We'll cover the basics of Puppet code, using the GUI and leveraging the Forge for future module development. You will leave with the confidence you need to start managing resources today.

    Join Grace Andrews, a solutions engineer as she walks us through how to get up and running with puppet!

    When: 6-8pm, Wednesday October 5th
    Where: Puppet (308 SW 2nd Ave. Fifth Floor. Portland, OR 97204)
    Who: Anyone so long as you agree to follow our Code of Conduct

    By coming to this DevOps Workshop, you are agreeing to follow our Code of Conduct.

    Website
  • CHIFOO Event: Designer Myopia

    CHIFOO presents "Designer Myopia" with Rian Van Der Merwe, Wildbit!

    The all-too-common phenomenon whereby, despite our best intentions, we sometimes design with a nearsightedness that results in websites and applications that please ourselves and impress our peers but don’t meet user and business goals.

    About the Speaker

    Rian Van Der Merwe (@RianVDM) designs and builds high quality software that people love to use, and I wrote a book about it called “Making It Right“.

    He spent seven years in Silicon Valley and then moved to Portland, OR in April 2014. He has been working as a Product Manager for Wildbit and an independent author, speaker, and product consultant with Elezea.

    Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

  • Thursday
    Oct 6 2016
    Feminist Tech Zine Pop-Up Shop hosted by The Recompiler

    Join us for an afternoon of shopping and zine-making focused on technology and inclusion! Recompiler Media and Microcosm Publishing are having a feminist zine pop-up shop on October 6 as part of Resolution Fest. We'll have copies of recent issues of The Recompiler, a selection of BubbleSort Zines, work from Microcosm, zines by Sarah Mirk, knit hats by Sticks & Strings, and loads of stickers. Bring your ideas for a zine of your own -- we'll have supplies ready to go! Please RSVP to confirm you've read our code of conduct.

    Website
  • Cosube First Thursday Pop-Up at CENTRL Office

    CENTRL Office

    For the month of October join Cosube Surf & several other fine folks for a series of Pop Up(s)! To kick things off, Cosube will be hosting First Thursday at CENTRL Pearl!

    Come have drinks, shop, practice your pop-ups and drool over some damn fine boards! Each night we will raffle off an awesome gift to one lucky person.

    October 6th 5-8pm @ Centrl Office Pearl // Boards from Blackfern // Beer // Music // Discounts on products and apparel from Roark, Katin, Deus Ex Machina, Iron & Resin, Yellow 108, Senior Lopez

    Website
  • Talk 1) Game/DEVS by Austin Haas & Talk 2) Spec/Regex by Russell Mull

    Puppet

    We'll have two talks this month.

    Making Games in Clojure(script) with the DEVS Modeling Formalism

    In this talk, Austin Haas will discuss why games are difficult to make and how DEVS, a popular simulation modeling formalism, can help. This talk may be relevant to anyone interested in game development, systems theory, actors, agents, or FRP.

    Regex derivatives: the functional pearl inside core.spec

    The new spec library in Clojure 1.9 uses an old but elegant method for recognizing sequences. We'll develop an implementation of this algorithm in Clojure.

    Bio: Russell writes Clojure at Puppet. He's into guitars and separating his functions from his data.

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    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.

    Website
  • Open Data on the Web Hangout

    Mathias Buus (@mafintosh) is visiting from Denmark and wants to meet cool open data and peer to peer web people from Portland. Mathias works on the Dat project which has two other team members in Portland (@denormalize, @joeahand). They all contribute to scientific reproducibility efforts and open source infrastructure for sharing data and code online.

    This is going to be a very casual, no agenda, social hangout for people interested in sharing data, open source, peer to peer, and coding for science and society!

    Contact organizer @denormalize on Twitter with logistics questions.

  • Emacs Hack Night

    Tonight, our Emacs Hangout will feature two lightning talks (one oriented to less experienced Emacsians):

    • 15 minute intro to customizing Emacs with Emacs Lisp, by Matthew Hoselton

    • 10 minute intro to using Emacs to give Presentations, by Howard Abrams

    These will be followed by a Hack Night, where we can all get together and hack on new or existing projects, or work on some of the ideas we learned about tonight. If you have a little or big project or problem you'd like to solve, bring it, and pair up with someone who may have some experience in that area.

    Hope to see you all there!

    Website
  • Stumptown Syndicate presents: Sparkle Pony Hacker Lounge
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    Crowd Compass

    Every year, Open Source Bridge hosts a Hacker Lounge where folks come to chat, collaborate, and make things. This fall, Stumptown Syndicate (the nonprofit parent organization behind Bridge) is bringing the Hacker Lounge to the public, with DIY button-making, Legos, a 3D printer, and more!

    RSVP


    This event is part of Resolution Fest 2016.

    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
  • 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.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 7 2016
    Affect Conf
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    Ziba Design - Auditorium

    Affect is a new 2-day event about the work and design behind social good. It's part regular conference, with speaker talks, and part volunteering sessions, in which you'll get to head to local nonprofits and help out for half a day.


    Program:

    Ijeoma Oluo (The Establishment):
    Opening Keynote

    Deep Shah:
    Healing Heathcare and Healing Yourself

    Jessica Tate (ThinkShout)
    Fighting Internet Censorship with Multi-cultural Design

    Kahlief Adams (Spawn on Me):
    Spawn4Good: A Lesson in Activist Gaming

    Alfie Padilla (Pixel Arts):
    Non-Binary Genders: A Queer and Practical Revolution

    Amelia Abreu (Abreu Consulting):
    Towards an Ethics of Care for Technology

    Justin Kemerling:
    Six Years of #NOKXL Design

    Molly McLeod (Code for America):
    Public Service Design: How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community

    Liz Susong (Catalyst Wed Co):
    When Wedding Media and Feminist Politics Meet

    De Nichols (Civic Creatives):
    Designing in Times of Social Conflict & Transition

    Nadia Gathers (CODE2040):
    Fatigue: on Burnout


    Volunteering

    Choose between helping out with p:ear, the Welcome Home Coalition/#Yes4Homes campaign, or Hack Oregon!


    Tickets available at: https://affectconf.com/register

    Website
  • First Fridays Free Days: work and conversations

    Collective Agency

    Community Mission Statement: A cozy place to work alongside people doing what they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!

    Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

    Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it'll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

    There are 2 requirements for people here free: First, RSVP on Facebook, Meetup, or on our event page (before you come) with: your name, what time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for.

    Then, while you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total. And most of the time you'll be working on something.

    Schedule: 9am: Open for free. 12pm: Optional potluck lunch. 5pm: End of Open House.

    People here for free will have access to everything except: locker storage and member car parking, and can make short phone calls in conference rooms (up to 30 minutes; members get 3 hours per day). You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

    The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    Membership info is: http://collectiveagency.co/membership

    Website
  • AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Modern Agile. It's a thing.

    For years now, various smart people with bright ideas have been saying it's time to rewrite the Agile Manifesto. So far, no traction. Maybe that's a good thing. On the other hand, haven't we learned a thing or two in the last 15 years? And, what does it mean that Agile has moved the horizon of its influence well beyond software development.

    Yet another smart person with a bright idea has piped up, and you can learn all about the Modern Agile model here (https://www.infoq.com/news/2016/08/agile2016-modern-agile) and then come down and share your affirmation of the model or it's necessary improvements or stand up for the Manifesto we all love. There's an article, an interview, a video, and a graphic! No matter you're learning style, you can be gratified at the link above.

    As usual, we'll be in the back. We start at 12 and end at 1p. Those who attend shape next months topic. RSVP's are welcome but not required at [email protected].

    Website
  • Tech Talk with Erica Sivak of Otterly Designs

    Join us at The Tech Academy, Friday, October 7th, at 1 p.m. for a Tech Talk from Erica Sivak of Otterly Designs.

    Erica, is the Co Founder of Otterly Designs. Otterly Designs is a Portland web design and development studio. Erica will be talking about her company and her experiences as a Portland business woman in tech. It will be a great, and informative talk!

    We will be serving snacks and refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there!

    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
  • Commodore Computer Club

    The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. Our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

    Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

    Website
  • Science Hack Day
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    XOXO Outpost

    A weekend making fun science projects.

    Science Hack Day is an event where anyone excited about making things with science comes together to see what they can prototype in 24 hours.

    The event starts Friday, October 7th at 6:30pm at XOXO Outpost in Inner NE Portland (info).

    All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome.

    You don't need a team, project, or idea to attend. Just show up and we will help you find an interesting project to work on!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 8 2016
    CAT BarCamp

    BarCamps are free unconferences where the people who show up on the day of the conference decide what the conference is about. It has been shown time and time again to produce some of the best material available. The spontaneity of the entire event stands in stark contrast to the more planned conferences you may have been to. Essentially the entire conference is a hallway track, and many people feel it’s the best quality of BarCamps!

    The CAT at PSU is an ops training organization that has secured the venue and is organizing the event. We expect many job-hungry students skilled in development, computer science, operations, and everything else to be in attendance at this event and we want to enable as many connections as possible.

    Although registration is not required please RSVP at http://goo.gl/VlNKcU so that our organizers can plan accordingly.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Oct 9 2016
    Donut Summit: Hack Oregon Project Season Kick Off

    Falcon Building

    Donut Summit: Hack Oregon Project Season Kick-Off

    ....Pretty much your standard Sunday donuts and coffee with artists, developers, data scientists, government, and business owners casually design thinking a better Oregon.

    Oh yeah, plus all the data. NBD

    Hack Oregon opens its doors twice a year to assemble interdisciplinary focus teams of volunteers to build open-data resources on important themes in Oregon. At the Summit we'll introduce new themes for projects and assemble teams. We won't be coding this afternoon, but it's a exciting space for cross-pollination between disciplines while we take the afternoon to collaborate, plan, and constructively brainstorm. Some of you will get started hacking soon, and others we'll see later as the project cycle progresses. Everyone is welcome, and we can't wait to meet you!

    Themes

    • Housing
    • Budget
    • Transportation
    • Homelessness
    • Emergency Response

    PS: Showing up to the Summit is not a commitment to volunteer, but fair warning, after you experience this you might just step through the looking glass and disappear into the data rabbit hole :)

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 10 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.

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  • pdxrlang meetup: Hadley Wickham - Data science with R

    To do data science you need five sets of verbs: import, tidy, transform, visualise, and model. Importantly, you also need a way to connect these tools together so that your analysis flows from one step to another, without you beating your head against the wall. In this talk, I discuss the idea of the pipe as it is implemented in R with the magrittr package. You’ll learn why the pipe makes your code easier to read, and see how it provides a unifying interface throughout your complete workflow.

    Come along to learn about why I think pipelines are awesome and see how pipelines + tidyr, dplyr, ggplot2, and purrr can make your data analyses fast, fluent and fun. I’m a passionate believer that code should be an artefact of clear communication, so even if you’ve never used R before, you’ll be able to follow this talk.

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  • Portland HoloLens Meetup

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

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 11 2016
    Mentor Connect

    CENTRL Office

    Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up with a professional and leave with a plan.

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  • Pitch Club with Tom Kingsley

    CENTRL Office

    9th in the series Pitch Club presenter Tom Kingsley help you understand how to pitch your company's team. 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.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 12 2016
    4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016

    The 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016 is a 4km (2.49-mile) run and walk event that celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland while promoting diversity, wellness and charitable giving in a fun, casual environment. All proceeds will benefit Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school.

    The run and walk event is followed by a complimentary after-party at the finish line featuring music, food and beverages, and fun for the whole family. Register today!

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  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Art Activity

    Mozilla

    RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-techpdxwit-art-activity-tickets-27661159272

    Calling all artists and creative minded PDXWIT friends! Please join us on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30-6:30 for a craft night hosted by Mozilla. This will be the first in many craft nights where we can create new things together and brainstorm ideas for future event activities. This event will be open activity time with no agenda where we can get to know each other. Art pens, paper, colored pencils and other basic craft supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring any supplies you would like to add to the fun!

    Have any questions? Contact Meg Aul @[email protected] (Ph:503-460-7371)

    PDXWIT 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.

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  • Portland Compliance Meetup

    Airbnb Portland

    Portland Compliance Meetup will be a resource for those starting out, transitioning to or continuing on building a compliance career.

    Compliance is a fairly significant but generic term. With technology, payments and security steadily growing over the past few years, Portland has been experiencing a growing compliance demand in all areas, adding in financial and regulatory technology.

    Our goal is to both teach and learn about compliance in distinct industries, the various roles available, newest trends, service providers and technologies, while, at the same time, build a compliance network of people in Portland working on the same thing as you.

  • Thursday
    Oct 13 2016
    3rd Annual Manufacturers Summit

    Tinitron

    Join startup and seasoned manufacturers for networking, skill development, and learning at the Hillsboro Chamber's 3rd Annual Manufacturers Summit. This is not an expo. Companies troubleshoot challenges in 5 engaging mini-roundtables facilitated by an expert. Roundtables are each 25 minutes and topics include:

    1) R&D Tax Credits 2) Strategic Leadership Planning 3) Online/Social Media Marketing for Manufacturers 4) Streamlining Operations through Affordable Tech 5) Planning for Changes in Government Policies

    Our keynote is Adrian Allen, Co-Founder and Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in England, which provided the basis for Oregon's $7.5 million Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center to open in Scappoose in 2017.

    The Summit includes breakfast, lunch, keynote, networking, resource packet and hands-on learning exercises. Admission is $50 by 10/3!

    Please note this is a manufacturers only event. Registration is required.

    For questions, contact Aimee Sukol at [email protected].

    Sponsored by: Jones & Roth, CPAs, Applied Materials, Software Technologies, and Tinitron

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  • The Evolution & Future of 3D Printing

    Join us on Thursday, October 13th for our discussion on 3D printing and what it means for the future of both manufacturing and development innovation. Our afternoon presentation and discussion will include an esteemed panel of industry experts sharing their thoughts on the evolution of 3D printing and what it may mean for developers.

    Questions to be answered during this session:

    -What does 3D Printing mean for the future of manufacturing, from each company’s perspective?
    -What does it look like in two years, five years, ten years? -How does 3D printing help drive the Future of Innovation, and what does it mean for developers?

    Registration for this event is here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/evolution-future-3d-printing

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  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    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.

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  • Refresh Portland — How to Make Sense of Any Mess

    FINE

    Please RSVP on our site.

    Our Topic

    In a world where everything is getting more complex and we are all experiencing personal information overload, there is a growing need to understand the tools and processes that are used to make sense of complex subjects and situations. These tools aren’t hard to learn or even tough to implement but they are also not part of many people’s education. Information Architecture is a practice of making sense. A set of principles, lessons and tools to help anyone make sense of anything. Whether you are – a student or professional, a designer, technologist or small business owner, an intern or executive – learn how information architecture can help you make sense of your next endeavor.

    Abby will have copies of her book, How to Make Sense of Any Mess, for sale during our event.

    Our Presenter, Abby Covert

    Abby Covert is an independent information architect. She specializes in delivering a collaborative information architecture process and teaching those that she works with along the way. She speaks and writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA, focusing on sharing information architecture content with those working within the design and technology communities.

    Follow Abby on Twitter.

    Our venue, FINE

    Thanks to FINE for hosting us this month! FINE is located at 1140 SW 11th Ave, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205.

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  • Tech+Pong

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

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

    This event is free but please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and drinks.

    http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/233853656/

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