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  • Thursday
    Jul 16 2020
    Alchemy Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Each Thursday, Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated coding boot camp, to stop in to take a tour of the school, meet our staff, students, and instructors, and ask any questions about an education and career in software development.

    We look forward to meeting you! No appointment necessary, just stop in and we'll be ready to greet you!!!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences.

    Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up! Technical Session

    Online

    Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdequrjMsHdBStM7rbtV5Gq8B5DfiE_R_ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

    This virtual event is for you to polish up your resume, get tips on your portfolio, talk to a subject matter expert to help you get ready for a new career or job opportunity!

    Get Hired Up takes place over two days, July 13th and July 16th. Sessions will be held via a Zoom webinar and Slack. Each event has a specific focus, so be sure to register for the one that most fits your needs. You’ll have the opportunity to get your resume reviewed, participate in mock interviews, and ask questions in the main chat room.

    Session 2 focuses on technical resume review and mock interviews. Be sure to have an electronic copy of your resume easily available so it can be shared with one of our volunteer reviewers.

    You can register for one or both sessions. Details on how to register for the Zoom webinar and access the Slack channel will be provided via email after you register.

    Agenda: Arrive promptly as we’ll start the event on time with introductions and instructions on how the event will work. Then we’ll move right into ongoing Q&A sessions while attendees and volunteers meet online.

    2:00 p.m. - Webinar Open 2:05 p.m. - Introductions and Announcements 2:15 p.m. - Matches begin and Main Room Q&A 4:00 p.m. - Event ends

    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.

    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
  • Portland OWASP Study Night - Secure Code Warrior Tournament Study Session

    Virtual

    Topic - Secure Code Warrior Tournament Study Session. We'll cover how to register for our upcoming tournament, cover the game rules, navigate through the menus and do a few practice challenges. Let's be new to this together! This meeting will also be recorded and posted to the PDX OWASP YouTube channel.

    Host: Samuel Lemly

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/271905106/

Next two weeks

  • Sunday
    Jul 19 2020
    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.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 20 2020
    [REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
    python javascript ruby

    PDX Code Guild

    RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

    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
  • Portland Facial Recognition Ordinance Drafts

    Online event

    Last month, we had a great panel discussion about the use of facial recognition technologies, where we looked at the accuracy of the technology as well as how it affects various groups of people and their civil rights. Due to a number of issues surrounding the technology, several cities have banned government agencies from using facial recognition, and there's currently a similar effort at the federal level.

    In August, the City of Portland will consider two bills that ban the use of facial recognition technologies within the City. One bill addresses use by public agencies, and the other addresses private use.

    Hector Dominguez, the Open Data Coordinator at Smart City PDX, within Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, is one of the chief authors of the proposed bills and will join us this month to discuss what each piece of legislation covers and how the bans, if approved, will work. He'll also talk about the internal efforts to develop a privacy toolkit that includes privacy impact and risk assessments, guidelines, and a Privacy Champions Network.

    Links to drafts of the legislation and the City Code amendment are available on the meeting registration page at: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/events/271802710/

    Bring your questions and join the discussion. We hope to see you there!

    Speaker bio:

    Hector Dominguez is the Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland. In 2009, Portland became the first city in the United States to adopt an Open Data Resolution to encourage the expansion of the technological community by promoting open data and partnerships between City government and the public, private and nonprofit sectors, academia, and labor.

    By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

    {short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive 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, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

    Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. 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.

    Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

    Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 21 2020
    OWASP Portland, Oregon - Secure Coding Tournament (Virtual)
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    Virtual

    Secure Code Warrior is going to be hosting a July virtual tournament for our OWASP Portland, Oregon chapter. It's free!

    Improve your secure coding skills by joining the OWASP Portland Secure Coding tournament on July 21st 8:00AM PDT through July 24th 8:00PM PDT. The tournament allows you to compete against the other participants in a series of vulnerable code challenges that ask you to identify a problem, locate insecure code, and fix a vulnerability.

    All challenges are based on the OWASP Top 10, and players can choose to compete in a range of software languages including Java EE, Java Spring, C# MVC, C# WebForms, Go, Ruby on Rails, Python Django & Flask, Scala Play, Node.JS, React, and both iOS and Android development languages.

    Throughout the tournament, players earn points and watch as they climb to the top of the leaderboard. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers! First place will receive a hoodie, and lots of bragging rights!

    Tournament times: July 21- July 24th 8:00 AM 9:00 PM

    Practice times: July 14th - July 21st 8:00 AM

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/271638472/

  • Wednesday
    Jul 22 2020
    Design and Algorithm in Your Head
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    This month Ed Barnard will be joining us to talk about Design and Algorithm in Your Head

    Algorithms are much like design patterns. They are a way of collaborating and sharing an experience. As we think through how to solve a specific programming problem, we’re actually designing (or using) an algorithm. Meanwhile, the “fizz buzz” coding challenges we find in job interviews are based on the premise that most professional software developers and computer science graduates “can’t code their way out of a wet paper bag.” We won’t talk about fizz buzz, but we’ll talk through a programming problem. We’ll design an algorithm to convert numbers from decimal to hexadecimal and back – in our heads, without calculators, computers, or sprints(). It’s fun!

    Join us and stick around to the end for a chance to win Eds book The Fizz Buzz Fix: Secrets to Thinking Like an Experienced Software Developer

    Website
  • PDXWIT + Home Depot QuoteCenter Present: Year of the Pivot

    Online

    Zoom Registration Required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FUm1P5oKT0yxmFu562mmog

    2020 seems to be the year of the pivot. Companies are having to redefine the way they do business, many families are having to sort out how to merge their professional and personal worlds, and due to an unprecedented number of layoffs across industries, folks have a unique opportunity to consider moving in a new professional direction.

    Join PDXWIT and Home Depot QuoteCenter as we bring together speakers who can talk about the process of pivoting into a new career or a new type of role within tech. We will also hear about current job opportunities from our host for the evening, Quote Center!

    Agenda: 5:00 pm - Event starts / Networking / Audience polling 5:10pm - PDXWIT Introduction & Host Welcome (10 minutes) 5:15pm - Lightning talks 5:45pm - Networking 6:15pm - Event ends

    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
  • Women Who Code Portland - Book Club

    Remote

    📚 Book Club: Invisible Women

    We are really excited to launch a new event series: the WWCode Portland monthly Book Club!!! The first book we plan to read is "Invisible Women - Data Bias in a World Designed for Men" by Caroline Criado Perez.

    We are starting this Book Club as a way to: 1. read, learn, and discuss books together 2. contribute to our Portland community by purchasing these books locally

    As such, we encourage you to can purchase a copy of the book from Powells (or another local bookstore): https://www.powells.com/book/invisible-women-data-bias-in-a-world-designed-for-men-9781419729072

    If you are a student, unemployed, under-employed, or need assistance to purchase this book, we will buy it for you and mail it to your house. Fill out the form on Meetup by June 14.

    ⏰ Agenda

    5:15 - Attendees may join waiting room 5:30 - Icebreakers & Introductions 5:45 - General Discussion about Invisible Women 6:00 - Breakout Rooms session #1 6:45 - Breakout Rooms session #2 7:30 - Closing Remarks

    ☎️ We will send out the link to a Zoom invite prior to the event.

    👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

    We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

    🔷 Code of Conduct

    WWCode is an inclusive community, 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, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct

    Website
  • Design and Algorithm in Your Head
    php

    This month Ed Barnard will be joining us to talk about Design and Algorithm in Your Head

    Algorithms are much like design patterns. They are a way of collaborating and sharing an experience. As we think through how to solve a specific programming problem, we’re actually designing (or using) an algorithm. Meanwhile, the “fizz buzz” coding challenges we find in job interviews are based on the premise that most professional software developers and computer science graduates “can’t code their way out of a wet paper bag.” We won’t talk about fizz buzz, but we’ll talk through a programming problem. We’ll design an algorithm to convert numbers from decimal to hexadecimal and back – in our heads, without calculators, computers, or sprints(). It’s fun!

    Join us and stick around to the end for a chance to win Eds book The Fizz Buzz Fix: Secrets to Thinking Like an Experienced Software Developer

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 23 2020
    The Future of Business

    Virtual Event

    Is your business truly ready, willing, and able to embrace the direction of where business is heading? Comcast Business knows that in the B2B world, we talk a lot about the future of business – the ability to conduct business from anywhere, anytime, with anyone.

    To learn more about the future of working remotely, register today to attend The Future of Business 2020 Virtual Conference hosted by Comcast Business. The conference has a robust speakers list, including a keynote from Robert Irvine of the Food Network’s ‘Restaurant Impossible.’ This is a conference you will not want to miss.

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Master chef and businessman Robert Irvine will discuss the universal keys to embracing new customer expectations and how to navigate change to be successful. Using the concepts from his Food Network’s hit show, “Restaurant Impossible” he will discuss the concepts to identify the willingness and ability to lead your business in the direction of successful change. Robert Irvine is a world-class chef, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The host of Food Network’s hit show Restaurant: Impossible, he has given struggling restaurateurs a second chance to turn their lives and businesses around in over 200 episodes and counting.

    BREAKOUT SESSIONS: How to Build a Best-In-Class Marketing Team for Each Stage of Growth - Panel Discussion Connectivity: Methods and Myths - Panel Discussion Maintaining a Secured Workplace Operation Amid Changing Environments Unleashing Your Organization’s Potential through Leadership Development

    Website
  • Public Tech Talk: "On-Chip AI, Hardware Security, and Trust Using Advanced Process Nodes" by Dr. Rashmi Jha

    The rise of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) have instigated significant interests in developing domain specific integrated circuits and architectures that can support the computational demands of AI. These chips are commonly known as AI chips. AI chips, both for training and inferencing, have emerged out to be new areas of research and commercialization in semiconductor industry. Particularly, increasing emphasis has been placed on developing low-power AI chips for edge applications where AI can be local, distributed, and seamlessly integrated in sensors or other internet of things (IoT) devices for building naturally-autonomous systems. On the other-hand, globalization of semiconductor ecosystem has led to an era where achieving dominance on Microelectronics supply chain has become as exciting as the famous series “Game of Thrones” for not only the companies but also the countries. Furthermore, the end of Moore’s Law of Scaling of traditional semiconductor transistors has added the climax to this situation as the development and manufacturing of advanced process nodes for the next generation of logic and memory devices get expensive driving most semiconductor industry in the US to be fabless. Interestingly, advanced process nodes such as FINFETS, 3D Transistors, RRAMs/Memristors, and 3D/Monolithic integration and packaging approaches provide unsurpassed opportunities to achieve the much desired On-Chip AI along with the primitives for implementing Hardware Security, and Trust into the integrated circuits. This talk will review some of these technologies and our research efforts in these areas.

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Each Thursday, Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated coding boot camp, to stop in to take a tour of the school, meet our staff, students, and instructors, and ask any questions about an education and career in software development.

    We look forward to meeting you! No appointment necessary, just stop in and we'll be ready to greet you!!!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences.

    Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 25 2020
    Free Machine Learning the Easy Way!

    Virtual

    Join us for an hour Zoom as Darren Sargent shares the basics of Machine Learning. Darren has a rich background of experience as a Software Developer.

    We'll have a 30-minute demo followed by 20 minutes of Q&A. We'll wrap the last 10 minutes and ask for any follow-ups or if anyone else would like to share their projects.

    Hope you can join us! Knowledge Mavens

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 27 2020
    [REMOTE] Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
    python javascript ruby

    PDX Code Guild

    RSVP on Meetup to receive the Zoom link!

    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
  • Tuesday
    Jul 28 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: July Virtual Happy Hour

    Online

    Zoom registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z9GRyOwKQp-9gLmZ1uC6wg

    Join us for Virtual Happy Hour hosted by Catalyte on July 28th!

    It’s time to come together again… from the comfort of our homes. This month we are partnering with our friends at Catalyte to host a Happy Hour!

    Michele Cunningham, Chief Marketing Officer of Catalyte will tell us more about the company and give a lightning talk about the evening’s theme of Leveraging Data for Social Good. The evening will be emceed by PDXWIT Board Member Padmashree Koneti and Executive Director Elizabeth Stock.

    We will also have a Virtual Job Seekers Lounge, where attendees looking for career opportunities can connect in real time with recruiters who are hiring! Note that if you want to participate in this feature, we recommend joining PDXWIT slack. We will also have face to face networking at the end of the event for attendees who are interested in participating!

    Note there will also be a live ASL interpreter throughout the event.

    Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:15 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:30 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking in Breakout Rooms 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Purpose: PDXWIT encourages women, non-binary and underrepresented people to join and stay in tech through mentorship, educational community events and support services for job seekers.

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

    Website

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