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  • Tuesday
    Jan 28 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: BIPOC: Navigating Isolation in Tech

    Puppet

    Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-bipoc-navigating-isolation-in-tech-tickets-87198939375 is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for an event dedicated to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area. This is an opportunity to dialogue, network and meet. Amanda Lopez, of the PDXWIT Board, will lead the group in creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to women and non-binary community who identify as a BIPOC.

    Speakers include Dr. Carol Parker Walsh - Dr. Walsh is a powerful advocate for women unapologetically living life on their terms and doing the work they were meant to do in the world. She empowers women to boldly walk their path.

    She is a TEDx speaker, two-time best selling author, international keynote and award winning consultant and has been the "go to" coach for Grammy Award Winners, Paralympic Gold Medalists, Fortune 500 executives, and 6-7 figure successful driven professionals and entrepreneurs.

    Dr. Walsh combines her vast educational and corporate experience and background as an employment attorney, professor, corporate consultant and image consultant, to support women to develop their professional brand and narrative and to navigate every stage of their life and professional career.

    She helps her clients to stop hiding in the shadows of their brilliance and step into the power of who they are, their vision, purpose and their life's work.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Check-in (mingle)

    5:45 pm - Speed Meet and Greet

    6:00 p.m. - Announcements and Welcome

    6:15 p.m. - Speaker segment/Conversation

    6:40 p.m. - Raffle and Breakouts

    6:45 p.m. - BIPOC Workshop with Presenters (Pre-Registration Required, if filled there will be an onsite waitlist)/Allies Networking Session

    7:30 p.m. - Event Concludes

    Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No.

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

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

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Metered street parking and pay-to-park parking lots.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There will be signs in the lobby directing people to the 5th floor.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The MAX runs right in front of the building and bus lines are just a couple blocks away.

    Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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

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

    Website
  • Donut.js January 2020

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:45 — Rose Judge — git push -f*@#: Making Mistakes in Open Source
    • 7:00 — 5-minute break
    • 7:05 — Lucy Wyman — What Not to Automate
    • 7:20 — 5-minute break
    • 7:25 — Letta Raven — Mentoring the Marginalized
    • 7:40 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
    • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
    • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available at building entrance.
    • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores, gluten-free donuts, and vegan donuts.
    • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
    • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A Code of Conduct responder will be on hand to respond to any Code of Conduct reports or questions.
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. This month we support Street Roots, a local organization creating income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

    Website
  • RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup

    Lucky Lab Brew Pub

    RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

    While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

    Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

    You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Wednesday
    Jan 29 2020
    RealWear Developer Academy
    through
    Hilton Vancouver Washington

    Join Us for an Exclusive Event RealWear Developer Academy Join us in historic Vancouver, Washington for RealWear Developer Academy! During this two-day event for software engineers, you will gain hands-on experience creating enterprise apps for the HMT platform. Register for RealWear Developer Academy and receive either an HMT-1 or HMT-1Z1 for free.

    Why Attend RealWear Developer Academy?

    -Opportunity to solve real-world problems with the HMT platform. Bring your questions, bring your laptops, and get ready to program for the world’s best rugged wearable computers. -Small class size and personalized attention from RealWear engineers. This exclusive event is limited to 25 attendees. -HMT-1 or HMT-1Z1 included with your registration. -Learn from the best. Network with your fellow HMT developers in the RealWear community!

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: Women and Anxiety - Self Care Strategies and More

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-women-and-anxiety-self-care-strategies-and-more-tickets-85655711539] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join PDXWIT at ThinkShout and hear Emelie Gagliardo, MA, LCP, a therapist who specializes in treating women with anxiety, share the most recent evidence-based treatments for anxiety as well as tangible skills women can use to manage feelings of anxiety in the workplace or at home.

    Agenda:

    5:30 pm - Doors open and Networking

    6:00 pm - Introductions and Announcements

    6:15 pm - Presentation Begins

    6:45 pm - Q&A

    7:00 pm - More Networking

    7:30 pm - Event Ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: No.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes.

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

    A: Yes.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: We have only street parking (not free) in the area.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

    A: There is only 1 entrance, which is the main lobby entrance. Key cards are needed 24/7 to access the main lobby doors as well as using the elevator to get to our floor (7th floor).

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes. There is a MAX Station 2 blocks away.

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

    Purpose:

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

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

    Website
  • PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Thursday
    Jan 30 2020
    Microsoft Technology Expo

    Welcome to MTX, the Microsoft Technology Expo — A full day community conference showcasing Microsoft enterprise technologies. This 3rd annual event brings together technology leaders and technical teams in Portland and the Pacific Northwest to share solutions and best practices. MTX is packed beginning-to-end with high-value presentations spearheaded by local technology visionaries who use Microsoft to drive their digital transformation, innovation, and growth.

    Website
  • Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    Handsome Pizza

    A meeting of folks interested in BSD operating systems and related technologies to get together, eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

  • 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
  • Saturday
    Feb 1 2020
    Hardware Basics 2

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware! Students will identify basic components of desktop and laptop computers, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside of a computer. Students will learn what makes a computer a “computer,” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary, but we recommend taking Fundamentals of a Computer Technician and Hardware Basics 1 first.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Fundamentals of a Computer Technician & Hardware Basics 1

    Website
  • Simple 3D Modeling in Blender

    Free Geek

    Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art. Take this class as many times as you'd like. Bring a project—there will be plenty of time to work on it!

    Website
  • Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 3 2020
    Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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

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

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

    Website
  • Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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

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

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

    Website
  • Dorkbot Meetup

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

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

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

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 4 2020
    Koan OKR Lunch & Learn

    Koan

    OKRs are all the rage today. Rightly so! The OKR goal management methodology has become the de-facto standard for a reason. However, rolling out and managing the OKR process is not as easy as it may seem. Join Koan to learn more about the best practices surrounding the OKR practice and the operating rhythm to support it.

    Website
  • February 2020 Joint meetup with Write the Docs and Support Driven: Knowledge-Centered Support

    Green Bits

    KCS (Knowledge-Centered Support) is a methodology that brings together support and writing. In that spirit, February's meetup is a collaboration between the Write the Docs and Support Driven communities.

    We'll hear Jack Harrison-Sherlock present on how Vend implemented KCS to a global team of 60 spread across 3 offices, doubling their self-service rate and empowering their team to contribute to a single knowledge base. Jack is the Senior Continuous Improvement Lead in the Support Operations team at Vend, where he owns the Support platform/tech and manages special projects.

    • 6:30 to 7:00 Networking
    • 7:00 Presentation
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 5 2020
    Student Capstone Demo Day

    Join us for our graduating cohort's presentations of their full-stack web application.

    ABOUT OUR STUDENT CAPSTONE

    The Capstone is a full-stack application that touches on every major technology we cover at PDX Code Guild: Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Django.

    A Capstone provides both a practical application of web development concepts and skills and is the perfect start to a professional development portfolio!

    Date: February 5, 2020

    Time: 12:50 PM - 4:00 PM

    Location: PDX CODE GUILD, 2828 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97201

    Mt Hood, RM #204

    Website
  • WeWork Labs Public Office Hours

    Custom House/WeWork

    WeWork Labs is The We Company's global platform for early-stage start-ups and forward-thinking enterprise companies. We empower inventive humans and organizations to shape the present and influence the future.

    Portland WeWork Labs Manager, Josh Carter, will be holding open office hours to help local startup founders understand more about what they can be doing to operate more effective and efficiently.

    To sign up for one of five 30 minute sessions, please check here: https://doodle.com/meetme/qc/h2CGjJXjCm

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: West Side Mixer

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-west-side-mixer-tickets-88898039429] is required to gain entry to this event

    Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and Columbia Sportswear’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics. The event will be primarily networking focused, but we will have a couple guest speakers:

    A representative from Columbia Sportswear will share information about the company, including any opportunities that are available.

    Guest speaker, Deena Anreise, will talk about Being a Mom In Tech and we will hear from The Mom Project about the impactful work they are doing.

    We will also have a job seekers section where attendees can learn about the various employment opportunities available right now.

    Agenda:

    5 pm - Doors open / Networking

    5:30 pm - Introductions

    5:45 pm - Presentation

    6:15pm - Networking

    7pm - Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: No

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes

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

    A: Yes

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: There are parking spots available

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

    A: Enter through the lobby.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: There are spots to lock up bikes in front of the building

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: No

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

    Purpose:

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

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

    Website
  • 300 Seconds PDX

    WHEN IT COMES TO REPRESENTATION, TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCES HAVE A DIVERSITY PROBLEM

    We can address this challenge by creating space for women* and other underrepresented groups of speakers to get their start.

    We believe that the world is better when we can learn from the brilliance of the many, not just the few. 300 Seconds events give our peers, and in particular women, a means of gaining confidence and experience speaking in public.

    We give new speakers the opportunity to gain confidence and improve speaking skills in a safe, supportive environment. Our veteran speakers volunteer their time to sharpen up presentations, provide support, connections, and tips on shaping a personal brand.

    *By women we mean all women (trans, intersex and cis), all those who experience oppression as women (including non-binary and gender non-conforming people) and all those who identify as women.

    Website
  • Women Who Code: Unit Testing with JUnit and Mockito

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Unit testing is an important skill in software development, empowering developers to test new features while confidently maintaining existing functionality. In this hands-on workshop, we will write unit tests for a small Java program using JUnit and Mockito. We will discuss how to make a program "testable", how to use mocks and assertions, and share tips for debugging. This workshop will be conducted in Java, but is appropriate for any developer interested in unit testing.

    AGENDA

    • 6:30 - Doors Open
    • 6:40 - Introductions & Workshop Begins
    • 8:30 - Finish

    OUR INSTRUCTOR

    Gaby is a Lead Engineer at Airship, where she leads the SMS messaging project. She has been coding for 8 years in various languages, but enjoys Java the most. You can find Gaby on Twitter at @gabyreilly, where she mostly retweets dog videos, Magic the Gathering cosplay, and Dungeons and Dragons games.

    CODE OF CONDUCT

    Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or socioeconomic status. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form.

    Website
  • PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 6 2020
    One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • BikeLoudPDX Mapping/Reporting Hack Night

    Join grassroots bicycle advocates and open data / open government / open code folks to work on collaborative mapping and resolution of transportation safety issues. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks. We'll look at pdxreporter, 823-safe data, and other public data (orcycle, nearlykilled.me, etc.)

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 7 2020
    Portland CoffeeOps - DevOps Discussions!

    We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday at the Puppet office, on the 5th floor. The elevators don't open until 8 am!

    Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

    We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

    Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:15 Discussions 9:15 - 9:30 Takeaways and wrap up

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

    Website
  • PyCascades
    through
    Revolution Hall

    PyCascades is a three-day, single-track Python conference, with two days of talks and one day for sprints, as well as ample opportunity for networking. This year we're adding Open Spaces.

    Tickets are currently on sale.

    PyCascades is organized by members of the Python communities in Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland. We aim to bring together Python users and developers from both the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

    Check out our speaker lineup: https://2020.pycascades.com/speakers/

    Website
  • Saturday
    Feb 8 2020
    Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

    The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

    Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

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  • JavaScript Coding Follow Along

    In this Meetup, we're going to have fun coding together, so bring your laptop if you can. Our plan is to run through coding examples from https://www.freecodecamp.org/. I'll give you a problem, you can try to solve it, then we'll work on it together. We'll be going through the JavaScript algorithms and data structures section.

    You're welcome to join us and code other projects as well.

    Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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  • Social Media Privacy

    Free Geek

    Are you one of the one billion people using Facebook today?

    With news of companies like Cambridge Analytica, we are increasingly aware of how our personal lives and contact information are used by social media companies. Now it's time to get educated and protect ourselves!

    Join Free Geek for a deep dive into what you need to know to use social media like Facebook as privately as possible.

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  • Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi

    Free Geek

    Space is limited! Please register only if you are committed to attending.

    Become a DIY DJ with Raspberry Pi! Come tinker with us using the Raspberry Pi, a powerful open source micro-computer that is revolutionizing the DIY landscape. By writing code and building circuits, you will create and customize a simple DJ push pad (much like the controllers used to make electronic music).

    All necessary equipment is provided for class, but if you'd like to take it home, you can purchase a kit at the Free Geek Store!

    Recommended Prerequisites: Hardware Basics 1

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  • Monday
    Feb 10 2020
    Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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

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

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

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  • Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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

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

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

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