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  • Started Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Data Science with R Programming (Weekend Program)
    through
    Portland State University Engineering Building

    Data Science Is the Future of Everything

    Welcome to the PDX Data Science Weekend Academy

    The world has now turned into a digital workspace. Online activity and real-world sensors are generating torrents of data about everything from weather to crime to our buying habits. Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform a variety of industries and propel us to a data-driven economy. According to analysts, the Data Analytics market will be almost $50B by 2019. Coupled with the estimation that by 2018 there will nearly 1.2 million open data jobs with no one to fill them, it is clear that understanding and communicating with data will be critical for impact. The skills needed to be a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Data Scientist are all about to be in real demand, and our trainings with experience Data Science Practitioners will help you get head start! (International Data Corporation).

    PDX DATA SCIENCE WEEKEND ACADEMY

    For this Data Science workshop; we’ll be learning R. R is a tool for statistics and data modeling. The R programming language is elegant, versatile, and has a highly expressive syntax designed around working with data. R is more than that, though — it also includes extremely powerful graphics capabilities. If you want to easily manipulate your data and present it in compelling ways, R is the tool for you.

    HOW COMPANIES ARE USING R?

    Facebook - For behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google - For advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter - For data visualization and semantic clustering Microsoft - Acquired Revolution R company and use it for a variety of purposes. Xbox uses R for a great gaming experience. Uber - For statistical analysis Airbnb - Scale data science. IBM - To help create IBM Watson, an open, cognitive computing technology platform that represents a new era in computing where systems understand the world like humans do: through senses, learning, and experience.

    PROGRAM STRUCTURE

    Dates/Time:Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm. WEEK 1 (October 15th) SUNDAY Introduction to R Language WEEK 2 (October 21st) SATURDAY Data Mining and Manipulation WEEK 3 (October 29th) SUNDAY Text Processing, Regular Expression & Physical Memory WEEK 4 (November 05th) SUNDAY Large Datasets

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    The Data Practitioner for this program is Mary Anne Thygesen. She's a Data Scientist, Six Sigma Black Belt, with over 30 years experience with research and statistical analysis. She holds her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics; with extensive experience in analytical, quantitative and deductive roles. She's an expert R programmer and well versed in web development (building data and statistical models for web apps). Her previous position invovled being a Data Scientist for Hack Oregon Raise Effect (raiseeffect.org). The app was used by the Oregon legislation to write the bill that raised the minimum wage in Oregon.

    PRICING STRATEGY

    Our goal is to give our courses to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs at a reasonable price. At this time we have an All-Access Price and Per Class Price. If you want to know the rates per class, please contact us in the email provided down below. Here are how our courses compare to others: Bit Bootcamp ---> $1,500 for 4 Week Program Data Science Dojo ---> $3,000 for 7 Days Program Metis ---> $14,000 for 12 Week Program

    Our Program --> $499.99 for 4 WEEK PROGRAM*

    *Early Bird Special Pricing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

    For further information: Please contact us at [email protected].
    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 17 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/17

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

    The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

    Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Dates: Tuesday, October 17
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
    RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
    Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
    (Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

    Parking: 

    There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

    TriMet:

    Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

    • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

    • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]


    Website
  • Skype For Business User Group

    Please join us for our Q3 quarter meeting for the Skype for Business Users Group in Portland!

    The first session will cover Microsoft Teams with an In-Depth Demonstration (Chat, A/V, & Meetings). Our second session will focus on Hybrid Architectures & Related Migration Strategies. We’ll also have a brief wrap up of Microsoft Ignite.

    Food will be provided, as will door prizes courtesy of the Skype for Business User Group and our sponsors.

    Make sure you register on the website: https://www.skypeug.com/events/portland-summer-2017/

    Website
  • DIY CNC Mill

    Free Geek

    Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

    Website
  • PDXWIT Job Board Live Event

    Don’t miss our first ever Job Board Live event, where companies that have posted featured jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be there to meet you in person and give you a chance to share your brilliant skills and qualifications. We’ll also have a team of recruiters from 52Ltd to review resumes; bring one along, and they can help you polish it and make an even better impression.

    When registering for this event, please select ONE of TWO ticket types:


    -General Admission: Entrance to the Job Board Live Event only
    -General Admission + Resume Review: Entrance to the Job Board Live Event with a 20-minute resume review time slot. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your time slot.

    Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and we’ll have light snacks available until 7:00 p.m. You’ll also have a chance to check out the gorgeous new CENTRL Office eastside location. Due to our desire to create a productive and thoughtful space for job seekers, space will be limited to the first 100 attendees, so please plan to arrive early. Note: This excludes individuals who have registered for a General Admission + Resume Review ticket.

    PDXWIT 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.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

    Website
  • Women Who Code PDX - Design + Product Study Night: Introduction to Sketch Workshop

    New Relic

    The Women Who Code PDX Workshop: Introduction to Sketch

    Sketch is a popular digital design tool for Mac. Most companies and screen-based designers use Sketch at work. (It's pretty great).

    This workshop will be hands-on, and you will need your Mac laptop to follow along. By the end, you will have designed a couple of screens that you will test using InVision (a collaboration tool for design and product teams), animated through Principle or Framer, and handed off to developers through Zeplin.

    You don't need to have any experience with Sketch to come. Beginners totally welcome!

    Requirements:

    • A MacBook of some kind. Sketch is a Mac-only tool.
    • A copy of Sketch. You can download a free 30 day trial.

    About the Instructor:

    Kristin Lasita is a Product Designer at Simple, an online bank with super customer service and well-designed tools to help you save and budget.

    ----------------

    For general information about the Design + Product Study Night, including our Code of Conduct, check out our Meetup page.

    Website
  • PHPDX - Procedural Code to Testable Code

    Graybox

    Join us for food, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

    Kurtis Holsapple presents Procedural Code to Testable Code

    During this talk we'll look at how we can transform existing PHP code to cover it with a few unit tests. If you've never written a test, or want to see how we can cover a legacy code base with a brand new test suite, we'll be doing it live! We'll start with a basic contact form and build out a brand new testing setup based on PHP Unit and Composer, and when we're done we'll try to build out additional functionality all covered by unit tests.

    Website
  • Portland Java User Group (PJUG)

    New Relic

    Agenda:

    • Discuss how we're planning to help PJUG appeal to a broader more diverse audience.
    • Chris Hansen will present his take-aways from JavaOne last month.
    • Sean Sullivan from gilt.com will present on web application security and Apache Struts.

    Abstract:

    In September 2017, Equifax announced a major security breach. The breach may have exposed sensitive data for over 100 million US consumers. The breach was due, in part, to a vulnerability in an older release of Apache Struts 2.x

    This talk will examine the vulnerabilities from the Apache Struts framework. We will review the underlying Java code and discuss the fixes that were applied by the Apache Struts team.

    Presenter:

    Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer at HBC Digital. Sean has been a member of the HBC/Gilt team since 2011.

    Website
  • Portland C++ User's Group (PDXCPP)

    Cedexis

    We're very excited to welcome you to the Portland C++ User's Group (PDXCPP) meetup! Join us in downtown Portland at our host, Cedexis.

    The evening will begin with pizza and beverages-- come hobnob, learn, and share with other modern C++ enthusiasts!

    • Your PDXCPP Organizers

    FreeNode: #pdxcpp

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Started Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Data Science with R Programming (Weekend Program)
    through
    Portland State University Engineering Building

    Data Science Is the Future of Everything

    Welcome to the PDX Data Science Weekend Academy

    The world has now turned into a digital workspace. Online activity and real-world sensors are generating torrents of data about everything from weather to crime to our buying habits. Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform a variety of industries and propel us to a data-driven economy. According to analysts, the Data Analytics market will be almost $50B by 2019. Coupled with the estimation that by 2018 there will nearly 1.2 million open data jobs with no one to fill them, it is clear that understanding and communicating with data will be critical for impact. The skills needed to be a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Data Scientist are all about to be in real demand, and our trainings with experience Data Science Practitioners will help you get head start! (International Data Corporation).

    PDX DATA SCIENCE WEEKEND ACADEMY

    For this Data Science workshop; we’ll be learning R. R is a tool for statistics and data modeling. The R programming language is elegant, versatile, and has a highly expressive syntax designed around working with data. R is more than that, though — it also includes extremely powerful graphics capabilities. If you want to easily manipulate your data and present it in compelling ways, R is the tool for you.

    HOW COMPANIES ARE USING R?

    Facebook - For behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google - For advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter - For data visualization and semantic clustering Microsoft - Acquired Revolution R company and use it for a variety of purposes. Xbox uses R for a great gaming experience. Uber - For statistical analysis Airbnb - Scale data science. IBM - To help create IBM Watson, an open, cognitive computing technology platform that represents a new era in computing where systems understand the world like humans do: through senses, learning, and experience.

    PROGRAM STRUCTURE

    Dates/Time:Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm. WEEK 1 (October 15th) SUNDAY Introduction to R Language WEEK 2 (October 21st) SATURDAY Data Mining and Manipulation WEEK 3 (October 29th) SUNDAY Text Processing, Regular Expression & Physical Memory WEEK 4 (November 05th) SUNDAY Large Datasets

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    The Data Practitioner for this program is Mary Anne Thygesen. She's a Data Scientist, Six Sigma Black Belt, with over 30 years experience with research and statistical analysis. She holds her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics; with extensive experience in analytical, quantitative and deductive roles. She's an expert R programmer and well versed in web development (building data and statistical models for web apps). Her previous position invovled being a Data Scientist for Hack Oregon Raise Effect (raiseeffect.org). The app was used by the Oregon legislation to write the bill that raised the minimum wage in Oregon.

    PRICING STRATEGY

    Our goal is to give our courses to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs at a reasonable price. At this time we have an All-Access Price and Per Class Price. If you want to know the rates per class, please contact us in the email provided down below. Here are how our courses compare to others: Bit Bootcamp ---> $1,500 for 4 Week Program Data Science Dojo ---> $3,000 for 7 Days Program Metis ---> $14,000 for 12 Week Program

    Our Program --> $499.99 for 4 WEEK PROGRAM*

    *Early Bird Special Pricing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

    For further information: Please contact us at [email protected].
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 18 2017
    Women Who Code PDX - Networking Night @ AKQA

    AKQA

    Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to announce that our October Networking Night is being hosted by AKQA! AKQA is a digital agency that specializes in creating digital services and products.

    This month, we are featuring a creative talk from Kathryn Webb (Creative Developer @ AKQA), a creative panel hosted by AKQA's creatives and developers, and a lovely tour of AKQA's space.

    Agenda:

    5:30 - 6:15: Doors Open + Networking 6:15 - 6:30: Intro from Women Who Code & AKQA 6:30 - 7:00: Presentation by Kathryn Webb, Creative Developer at AKQA 7:00 - 7:30: Panel: Development & Design at AKQA with Kathryn Webb and other female leadership 7:30 - 8:00: More Networking + Closing Remarks

    About AKQA: AKQA is an ideas and innovation company that specializes in creating digital services and products. With 23 studios globally, AKQA provides the imaginative application of art and science to create the future with their clients.

    About Women Who Code Portland: Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

    Our {short} 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, 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. 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 submit an incident report form.

    Website
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certification Course
    through
    Wayfinding Academy

    The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. Professional Scrum Master is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team’s efficiency and effectiveness.

    Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

    Details and registration here --> https://www.agilesocks.com/training-courses/professional-scrum-master-course-portland-october-18-19/

    Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions and to help you determine if this is the right fit for you.

    Website
  • Ignite Debrief Panel Discussion @ SharePoint User Group

    Details about this meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-SharePoint-User-Group/events/242411402/

    At this panel discussion we'll talk about the highlights of Microsoft Ignite and the key takeaways for SharePoint professionals.

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Machine Learning Workshop, Part 3

    We highly encourage taking public transportation or carpooling. There is limited parking around Avea Solutions.


    Join Andrew Ferlitsch and Ernest Bonat, Ph.D., from the Portland Data Science Group for an introduction into Machine Learning fundamentals. Mostly focused on the concepts, this workshop will be intermixed with some Python programming examples. We will cover Artificial Neural Network (ANN) using scikit-learn Machine Learning framework. All skill levels welcome; you just need to bring a Windows or Mac laptop. Follow the Python Laptop Setup document for Data Science projects development.


    Note: This is the third workshop in a three-part series.


    Agenda


    5:00 p.m. - Doors
    5:15 p.m. - Workshop beings
    6:45 p.m. - Data Regression Demo
    7:15 p.m. - Q&A

    Python Laptop Setup for Data Science Projects Development (View Eventbrite link for Install links)


    1.) Install Java SE Development Kit 8
    2.) Install Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
    3.) Install PyDev plugin - Python IDE for Eclipse (in Eclipse, select Help menu, click on Eclipse Marketplace, search for PyDev plugin and install it.)
    4.) Install Anaconda package
    Feel free to contact Ernest by email [email protected] at any time you need.

    PDXWIT Purpose:


    PDXWIT Westside Happy Hour is a satellite event series launched in mid-2017 to serve the tech community in/near the West Hills, SW Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and Tualatin. It will become quarterly beginning with the December 2017 gathering.
    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.
    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.
    Website
  • Jira in Action: Software Development & Project Management

    Two Jira users walk into a bar... What do they find? Each other and a whole lot of ways to use Jira to solve problems. This month two local users will share how they use Jira and other products to collaborate and manage internal projects from technical to business. Come to learn from their successes, failures, and everything in between. Ask questions and collaborate; our hope is that you'll walk away with answers to your burning challenges, or at least feel like you have a local Bat-line to call for help.


    We'll also report out on the latest from Atlassian, including announcements from Summit in San Jose. If you attended, we'd love for you to share your most-memorable moment and what you learned.


    Event Details:


    Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017


    Time: 5:30-7 PM PDT


    Location: Centrl Office Eastside - 329 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232


    Other things and things: Food and social lubricant provided, cheers!

    Website
  • Portland Networking Mixer at Bit House Saloon

    October 18th Starting at 6pm! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Portland community. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make awesome connections with people across all industries.

    We always have a great mix of people from Influencers to Startup CEO's and more. Register immediately for an early bird ticket.

    Bring Your Swag We encourage our attendees to bring cool company swag to our events, product samples, host demonstrations etc. Whatever you decide to bring or do, make it something people will enjoy! Most importantly, come to hang out and meet cool people.

    ---- Our events have attracted guests from leading companies and startups like, Snapchat, Hulu, Tinder, Instabrand, Vytmn, 72 and Sunny, Nasty Gal, Tastemade, Comedy Central, Forever 21, Rise9, Tesloop, Popstand, Live Nation, Hawke Media, James Jeans, FIDM, Participant Media, Fishermen Labs, Markett, EA Sports, Influential, United Talent Agency, Ticketmaster and many more...

    Event Details This event is hosted at The Bit House Saloon! Meet people from all different industries Get connected to locals that can help you advance your career or business Generate leads and expand your network Recruit people for your next project Handout company swag and promote your products and services Great People Great Vibes Supporting Women Entrepreneurs (see below)

    Please have a printed or mobile version of your ticket ready at the entrance.

    Register ASAP Tickets to this event sell out very quickly! use code: knwevent for 10% off your purchase.

    knw is a huge supporter of women in tech and entrepreneurship. If you're interested in helping us empower more women entrepreneurs and women in business stop by our event and let us know how you want to get involved. Please ask us about our Women's Entrepreneur Fund and empowerment project as well.

    Register now and we'll see you there!

    Website
  • PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!

    New Relic

    Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!


    This meeting will have two parts:


    1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)


    2) A panel discussion featuring local tech leaders and hosted by Lindsay Culver. We'll be covering many of the topics (e.g. hiring, being a great manager, building great teams) that we've been talking about over the past few months in the Meetup.


    We look forward to seeing you there!


    Location Details:


    New Relic

    111 SW 5th Ave,

    5th Floor

    Portland, OR 97204

    Website
  • PDX OSGeo Monthly meeting

    Monthly meeting of the Portland open source GIS group. Projects big and small are usually presented monthly along with rousing conversation and discussion. All are welcome, no need to RSVP - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers so bring your ideas and questions!

    This month's agenda: exciting happenings in geodata, upcoming geoevents. Special guest Emmor Nile will talk about "Using OpenStreetMap in a cross cultural context; experiences of working with OSM Africa". Emmor lived in Ethiopia for 10 months in 2016/17 and volunteered in a variety of OSM projects while there.

    In addition, bring your own geo-show and tell, and come ready to share info on any fall geo-happenings that are on the horizon!

    Our mailing list is here drop us a line with any questions: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgeo

    Website
  • AgilePDX: Using Cucumber: a Behavior Driven Development Tool

    Puppet

    We've all seen or heard of "unit" test suites that all pass but the resulting project doesn't actually work. Behavior Driven Development (BDD) can provide a higher level of confidence in a project by testing at a higher level: the project's input and output level.

    In this presentation we'll look at examples of BDD implemented in cucumber, show how it can catch errors other tests can't, how it can be used not only for improving confidence in deployments but verifying deployments as well. Specifically focused on backend web services, the concepts in the presentation can be applied to other domains as well.

    If you're looking for a presentation with code, but not too much, this is for you!

    Bio: Matthew Mayer is an agile enthusiast, a cloud-native software engineer but mostly wishes he had more time to ride his motorcycles.

    Website
  • Emacs Monthly Hackers Group

    Tonight we'll be hacking on Emacs' own shell, eshell. We'll begin with a overview of its capabilities and how it compares to better known, but not-as-extendable, shells. We'll then see how this "REPL with File System Controls" can be easily hacked and crafted into a most-amazing tool of awesome.

    Website
  • Erlang-Elixir Meetup

    Househappy

    Doors open at 6:30. Talks start at 7:00.

    Pizza, soda and beer provided by Weedmaps.

    October's meeting will host a set of mini talks, up to 20 minutes each.

    Talks:

    • Paul Rogers:

    EntropyString

    • Zach:

    Elixir Bot Server Frog and Toad

    • Moxley Stratton:

    Test mocks

    Website
  • Out in Tech Presents: So You Want To Work In Tech?

    Airbnb Portland

    Wanna work in tech? Are you wondering what kinds of jobs are available, whether your resume will stand out, and how to land your dream job? Join Airbnb, Adidas, eBay, Mathys & Potestio, Thinkful and Say Media as they discuss the ins and outs of the hiring process. Come for the panel, stay for the cocktails! If you work in tech already...bring a friend looking to break into the industry and make new friends at our reception afterwards!

    Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community. We empower aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for the next generation of LGBTQ youth and provide web services to LGBTQ activists around the world.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Started Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Data Science with R Programming (Weekend Program)
    through
    Portland State University Engineering Building

    Data Science Is the Future of Everything

    Welcome to the PDX Data Science Weekend Academy

    The world has now turned into a digital workspace. Online activity and real-world sensors are generating torrents of data about everything from weather to crime to our buying habits. Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform a variety of industries and propel us to a data-driven economy. According to analysts, the Data Analytics market will be almost $50B by 2019. Coupled with the estimation that by 2018 there will nearly 1.2 million open data jobs with no one to fill them, it is clear that understanding and communicating with data will be critical for impact. The skills needed to be a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Data Scientist are all about to be in real demand, and our trainings with experience Data Science Practitioners will help you get head start! (International Data Corporation).

    PDX DATA SCIENCE WEEKEND ACADEMY

    For this Data Science workshop; we’ll be learning R. R is a tool for statistics and data modeling. The R programming language is elegant, versatile, and has a highly expressive syntax designed around working with data. R is more than that, though — it also includes extremely powerful graphics capabilities. If you want to easily manipulate your data and present it in compelling ways, R is the tool for you.

    HOW COMPANIES ARE USING R?

    Facebook - For behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google - For advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter - For data visualization and semantic clustering Microsoft - Acquired Revolution R company and use it for a variety of purposes. Xbox uses R for a great gaming experience. Uber - For statistical analysis Airbnb - Scale data science. IBM - To help create IBM Watson, an open, cognitive computing technology platform that represents a new era in computing where systems understand the world like humans do: through senses, learning, and experience.

    PROGRAM STRUCTURE

    Dates/Time:Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm. WEEK 1 (October 15th) SUNDAY Introduction to R Language WEEK 2 (October 21st) SATURDAY Data Mining and Manipulation WEEK 3 (October 29th) SUNDAY Text Processing, Regular Expression & Physical Memory WEEK 4 (November 05th) SUNDAY Large Datasets

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    The Data Practitioner for this program is Mary Anne Thygesen. She's a Data Scientist, Six Sigma Black Belt, with over 30 years experience with research and statistical analysis. She holds her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics; with extensive experience in analytical, quantitative and deductive roles. She's an expert R programmer and well versed in web development (building data and statistical models for web apps). Her previous position invovled being a Data Scientist for Hack Oregon Raise Effect (raiseeffect.org). The app was used by the Oregon legislation to write the bill that raised the minimum wage in Oregon.

    PRICING STRATEGY

    Our goal is to give our courses to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs at a reasonable price. At this time we have an All-Access Price and Per Class Price. If you want to know the rates per class, please contact us in the email provided down below. Here are how our courses compare to others: Bit Bootcamp ---> $1,500 for 4 Week Program Data Science Dojo ---> $3,000 for 7 Days Program Metis ---> $14,000 for 12 Week Program

    Our Program --> $499.99 for 4 WEEK PROGRAM*

    *Early Bird Special Pricing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

    For further information: Please contact us at [email protected].
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 18 2017
    Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certification Course
    through
    Wayfinding Academy

    The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. Professional Scrum Master is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team’s efficiency and effectiveness.

    Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

    Details and registration here --> https://www.agilesocks.com/training-courses/professional-scrum-master-course-portland-october-18-19/

    Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions and to help you determine if this is the right fit for you.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 19 2017
    Makers/Manufacturers Summit

    PCC Willow Creek Center

    Join local makers and manufacturers for the Hillsboro Chamber's 4th Annual Manufacturers Summit. This mfr specific event features three interactive/timed roundtable discussions and three keynotes: Hillsboro's economic development department, PCC's mechatronics/robotics department and the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers. Representatives from the SBA, Pacific NW Defense Coalition and Work Share Oregon will also have information and resources.

    Registration begins at 7:30AM at PCC Willow Creek. The Manufacturers Summit includes breakfast and lunch. This is a manufacturer/maker exclusive event.

    Questions? [email protected]

    Website
  • Power BI Flight School @ O365 PDX

    At this meeting of Office 365 PDX we’ll be talking about how end-users can get to work with Power BI. We're thinking of this class as a "Power BI Flight School", where we are teaching the basics of how end-users will navigate and use Power BI, not how to build or maintain complex reports.

    We will dive into viewing dashboards, reports, understanding natural language query, Excel, and the other tools a user needs. No prior experience with Power BI is necessary, this session is not very technical, and we’ll be handing out log-in information to get you hands-on in a pre-built environment. Just bring a modern laptop with wifi and an up-to-date web browser.

    Please RSVP on the Meetup.com page.

    Website
  • #FullStackPDX : October : Critique

    Who are we? We are entrepreneurs, full stack engineers, hackers, continuous learners, but above all, we are a group that loves to work hard and play harder. We organize a variety of content types, and the organizing team believes in delivering the best value for time invested in our events. Companies have launched, founders paired, code taken apart, lessons learned, and more. We are not the typical meetup where a teacher like presenter stands in front of the class and delivers their message. We are a full hands on interactive experience and meetings are successful from the cumulative knowledge and expertise of all members.

    Join us for something different.

    Join us to learn.

    Let’s have fun building our dreams.

    Register for our events and buy your ticket on meetup.com

    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
  • Brain bits: The molecular basis of neural communication and plasticity

    Vacasa

    f we were bold enough to attempt building a brain inside a computer, how much detail would our computer program require to pass as ‘convincingly intelligent’?

    This should be a great meetup!

    Website
  • PDXPUG: October meeting

    Iovation

    Portland Postgres Users Group See website for details.

    Website
  • Introduction to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

    Smith + Crown

    What are Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and why are they better than regular currencies? How can an individual get started in buying and selling this new type of money? At this event, we will provide an overview of why people use cryptocurrencies and what happens during a cryptocurrency transaction. We will also do a walk-through of how interested individuals can start making investments.

    After the presentation, we will do a short bike ride along the Eastbank Esplanade.

    Speakers:

    One Hwang is a small investor in cryptocurrencies. She enjoys helping people set up trading accounts.

    Vincent Khougaz is a web developer for Smith + Crown, a financial research company that specializes in cryptocurrencies.

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

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 20 2017
    Security BSides Portland
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    Security BSides Portland 2017 is the 7th annual BSidesPDX!

    The event is FREE, but register ahead of time to guarantee space: http://bsidespdx2017.eventzilla.net/ We have PCB badges, T-shirts (including women's sizes!), and bags to give away, but we will be giving them to donors first.

    BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Brett Tramposh - Tips on Managing your Career in Software

    Featured Speaker: Brett Tramposh


    Brett Tramposh will be joining us at The Tech Academy on Friday, October 20 to share a talk on "Tips on Managing your Career in Software". He is a Senior Software Developer at TruckTrax. 

    Come join us to at The Tech Academy to hear Brett share his experience in the field.

    12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 21 2017
    Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop

    Epicodus

    Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Schedule: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

    What to bring?: We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.

    Website
  • Intermediate Digital Privacy & Safety

    Free Geek

    You already know a few online safety practices, but you’d like to go further! Learn about encrypted communication, email and mobile privacy, and more. This class provides tools and resources to navigate the web securely.

    Website
  • JavaScript and Cloud Architecture

    Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video to see what we're about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

    Do you want to learn JavaScript? We have a Tetris demo.

    How about how to be a Cloud Architect?

    We'll have two lightning talks and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

    Stay tuned for topics. It will be posted a week prior to the session.

    Join the fun!

    Website
  • Getting Started with VMware

    Free Geek

    Learn to set up and use a virtual machine.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 23 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/23

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

    Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Location: 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland, Oregon  (First Floor Conference Room straight ahead as you enter) 
    Dates: Monday, October 23
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)  
    RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  

    Please Note

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]

    Website
  • Galois Tech Talk: RustBelt: Securing the Foundations of the Rust Programming Language

    Galois, Inc

    Abstract: Rust is a new systems programming language that promises to overcome the seemingly fundamental tradeoff between high-level safety guarantees and low-level control over resource management. Unfortunately, none of Rust’s safety claims have been formally proven, and there is good reason to question whether they actually hold. Specifically, Rust employs a strong, ownership-based type system, but then extends the expressive power of this core type system through libraries that internally use unsafe features. In this work, we present RustBelt, the first formal (and machine-checked) safety proof for a language representing a realistic subset of Rust. Our proof is extensible in the sense that, for each new Rust library that uses unsafe features, we can say what verification condition it must satisfy in order for it to be deemed a safe extension to the language. We have carried out this verification for some of the most important libraries that are used throughout the Rust ecosystem. In the talk, I will first review some of the essential features of Rust, and then explain some of the key ideas behind the RustBelt verification.

    Bio: Derek Dreyer is a professor of computer science at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and recipient of the 2017 ACM SIGPLAN Robin Milner Young Researcher Award. His research runs the gamut from the type theory of high-level functional languages, down to the verification of compilers and low-level concurrent programs under relaxed memory models. He is currently leading the RustBelt project, which focuses on building the first formal foundations for the Rust programming language. He also knows a thing or two about Scotch whisky.

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

    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
  • Tuesday
    Oct 24 2017
    Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) Certification Course
    through
    Wayfinding Academy

    The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course is a 2-day course on how to maximize the value of software products and systems. Product Ownership in Scrum today requires more than knowledge of how to write requirements or manage a Product Backlog. Professional Scrum Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of everything that drives value from their products.

    Students develop and solidify this understanding through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product beco8010 N Charleston Ave, Portland, OR 97203 mes clear from an Agile perspective on product management. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of it to the marketplace. This defines the perspective from which the role of the Product Owner in the Scrum framework is taught.

    Details and registration here --> https://www.agilesocks.com/training-courses/professional-scrum-product-owner-portland-2/

    Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions and to help you determine if this is the right fit for you.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/24

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

    The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

    Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Dates: Tuesday, October 24
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
    RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
    Location: 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland, Oregon   
    (First Floor Conference Room straight ahead as you enter) 

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

    • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]


    Website
  • Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

    Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions by learning to shell script. You will need to have knowledge of the command line.

    Website
  • PDX Women In Tech Happy Hour Networking Event

    Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    Join us for happy hour at Zapproved on October 24th.

    Every day we have the opportunity to learn something new about ourselves. Since PDXWIT has come to be the safest spaces in our community to learn and grow, we’ve decided to make the theme of this event discovering something new. The conversation starter “Name one of your ‘superpowers’ at work” gives everyone permission to stop being so modest and start bragging about how awesome you are!

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase two women in our community.

    Introduction to Zapproved, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

    Kari Fass, Company & Community Relations Manager at LaunchCode, will tell us how to see your career through the eyes of a coach.

    Lisa Wagner, President at Xinnia, will teach us how to be a secret weapon.

    During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

    an activity table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

    table topics to help break the ice.

    a section for job seekers and those hiring to ensure people get connected.

    Agenda:

    4:30 PM: Doors open/Networking

    5:30 PM: Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

    6:30 PM: Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are posts to lock up bikes outside of the building.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The North South line drops off directly across the street.

    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.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

    Website
  • Wacom Pro Series: Behind the Magic with 9iFX

    Join us, October 24th at the Wacom Experience Center for an exclusie look into one of Portlands most innovative visual effects studios, 9ifx.

    9iFX is a team of visual engineers. As solution providers for FILMS, TV SERIES, BRANDS, and CREATIVE AGENCIES, we bring our years of creative experience, expertise, and craft to ensure our clients’ stories are told without limitations.

    Every project has its challenges, and our job is to clear the roadblocks to success through experienced problem solving. In doing so, we expand the capabilities of our clients. In this “behind the scenes” look at our process, we will dissect the art and technology that went into some of our recent projects. From our work on getting the Emmys to shine, through to our partnerships with Portland agencies and clients, we will demonstrate the tools and techniques that go into our work. We will also discuss some of the challenges we face, and how we overcome them.

    Doors at 5pm.

    Event will kick off at 5:30pm.

    Snacks and drinks on hand to keep you fed and hydrated.

    Website
  • Web Audio PDX - Web Audio PDX #4 – The Amazing AudioWorklet!

    Mozilla

    🔊 Welcome to WebAudioPDX 🔊

    We're here to build a conversation and collaborate with people in Portland (and abroad) who're interested in Web Audio! 


    Our first few meetups have been organizational & focused on gathering a core group of awesome individuals who're excited to build meaningful projects together. In October we’re continuing to trend towards learning together, getting active, and are connecting with the folks who implement Web Audio itself!

    This month we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Hongchan Choi, who'll be sharing the magic of the AudioWorklet with us!

    Hongchan is implementing Web Audio for Google Chrome around the clock, and actively develops the Web Audio API specification itself as a member of the W3C Audio Working Group.


    In addition, he’s been building incredible projects like Omnitone (Spatial Audio Rendering on the Web), powerful prototyping tools, and is paving the way for Web Audio to be how we interact with and enjoy sound across the Web.

    Here's what he'll be sharing with us this month:

    🔊⚡️🔊⚡️🔊


    AudioWorklet - "What, Why and How-to"

    Summary: "What is AudioWorklet and why do we need it?" To answer this question, the context and background of AudioWorklet project will be discussed. In the later part, the advantage of AudioWorkletNode over ScriptProcessorNode will be presented with the hands-on demo. Also the talk is followed by several topics around AudioWorklet such as thread priority, garbage collection and WASM.

    🔊⚡️🔊⚡️🔊


    Have a project to share?
    Bring your current projects to share and get everyone stoked about them! If you have a demo you'd like to share–we'd love to see it! We hope to help each other out with encouragement, code, and helpful feedback.

    Are you a musician?
    If you're a musician and not a programmer, and are interested in the internet of music and/or music tech, please come join us! We'd really love to talk with you and share perspectives!

    🎉 See you there! 🎉

    Missed the last couple meetups? No prob. These docs will get you up to speed! :D 
    • Introduction to WebAudioPDX presentation Notes 
    • Initial Meeting Notes

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 25 2017
    Welcome to Silicon Forest!

    Passionate About Growing Your Tech Company in Silicon Forest? Join us for a fall gathering!

    Our region’s tech scene has its own identity, proving itself capable of supporting vibrant tech companies, raising real venture capital and asserting its place in today’s economy. It has a history of innovation with some of the large established companies that attracted tech talent in the first place, which has given way to emerging tech startups.

    Whether you’re a tech company that helped to plant Silicon Forest’s first seeds, one that has relocated or is establishing new roots by opening an office here, or an emerging tech startup, join us for a summer social to meet tech companies that are choosing to move here and learn why. Connect with the resources available to tech companies here in Oregon. Let’s continue to support, engage and grow our tech community, and have some fun!

    Join us on Wednesday, October 25th to meet new tech in town and hear from valuable resources to get you settled.

    Website
  • OEN Entrepreneurship Awards

    It’s like the Oscars, but with less glam and more grit. Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner for Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event.

    Join us for our October 25 Awards Dinner to:

    • Meet the movers and shakers in Oregon’s entrepreneurial community.
    • Network with hundreds of business leaders during our opening reception.
    • Help us select this year’s social enterprise Game Changer.
    • Discover up-and-coming entrepreneurs from across the state and across all industries, including the finalists and winners of our Game Changer, Company, Entrepreneurial Achievement, and Wyatt Starnes Awards.
    • Enjoy signature cocktails, local wine, samples from up-and-coming Oregon food & beverage entrepreneurs, and a plated dinner.

    Learn more & register: http://awards.oen.org/2017

    Website
  • Women Who Code PDX - JavaScript Study Night

    Metal Toad

    Women Who Code Portland

    var studyNight = {


    what: 'A night for studying JavaScript and all its wonders. Come work on a project, do some exercises or tutorials, pair program, or absorb by osmosis.',

    when: '5:30-8pm, on the 4th Wednesday each month',

    where: 'Metal Toad',

    who: 'Anyone so long as you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.',

    attendees: []

    studyNight.attendees.push('you');

    Translation:

    Come study at JavaScript Study Night! Bring a project, a problem to debug, or follow along with a walkthrough. 

    You can also take a look at our github repository for links to other exercises and resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

    By coming to JS Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

    {short} 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, 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. 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 submit an incident report form.

    Website
  • I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (POWERED BY FREE PIZZA)

    REGUS

    This month at our meetup, we are featuring Russell Smith from Tenable Security.

    I think this one will be exciting for all of our loyal members and newcomers equally for the following reasons:

    • Tenable Security is growing quite rapidly

    • Russ and his team(s) have nailed down the remote-friendly culture and they are open to hiring remote!

    • The engineering team at Tenable is doing some pretty cutting-edge stuff including full automation via CI/CD, fully trusted engineering team autonomy etc. Russ is planning to share all of these details at the meetup

    • Also, Russ will be our very first remote guest!!! Even though Russ lives in Sandy, about 45 minutes from downtown, we wanted to prove how successful remote collaboration can be!

    • We are settling into our brand new, beautiful location at Regus - Pearl.

    It will be a one of a kind, fast-paced experience from many actionable takeaways. You have our promise. And all powered by FREE PIZZA :)

    Don't forget to RSVP directly on the meetup page at http://www.balki.io/meetup

    Website
  • Donut.js October 2017

    Announcements

    • This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Schedule - Forthcoming!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
    • Free Donut.js stickers available.
    • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
    • 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/

    Every Month

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

    Website
  • PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speakers: TBH

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 26 2017
    Intro to Digital Privacy & Safety

    Free Geek

    From high-profile data breaches to advertising that follows you around the internet… There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about digital safety and privacy. This introductory class will help you understand online privacy and security threats, how they work, and how to avoid problems. You'll leave with a toolkit of resources for staying safe online.

    Website
  • PDX Veterans in Technology October Meeting

    Are you a military veteran working in technology or interested in a career in technology? Check out our meetup group.

    This meeting is being hosted by Robert Half Technology.

    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
  • October PDX Tech + Pong Tournament

    AltSource

    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! Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

    Even if you don't play ping pong, just come by for some good food, a beer, and to meet others in the tech community.

    This event is free, but please RSVP via the Meetup page so we can get a head count for food and drinks [Note: You must have a connection to the tech community.]

    Bring $5 cash for the winner takes all tournament if you want to play!

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 27 2017
    Agile PDX Westside: Fastest Fails and Quickest Learning Moments

    As usual we gather on the 4th Friday of the month for a west side lunch discussion.

    This time we focus on our Fastest Fails and Quickest Learning Moments. We know we are supposed to fail fast and learn but do we? Come and share your quickest learning moments and encourage the rest of us that failing fast is normal and something to encourage.

    And we promise, no agilists will be hurt in the production of this meeting.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 28 2017
    Python Machine Learning and Data Science

    Dear Scientists,

    Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video to see what we're about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

    We'll have two lightning talks and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

    Stay tuned for topics. It will be posted a week prior to the session.

    Join the fun!

    Website
  • Sunday
    Oct 29 2017
    API Strategy & Practice Conference 2017
    through
    Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Portland, OR

    The API Strategy & Practice Conference, known as APIStrat, is a conference focused on the API economy. The eighth edition of the conference will bring together everyone – from the API curious to today's leaders – to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 30 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/30

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Dates: Monday, October 30
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
    RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
    Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
    (Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

    TriMet:

    Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]

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  • Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Bitcoin, Blockchains and Cryptocurrency

    Have you ever asked the question: "How do I get more involved in bitcoin and blockchains?" This event is for you! In this workshop, we’ll provide a guide to what the blockchain is, an overview of cryptocurrency and walk users through creating their own blockchain.

    Key Takeaways:

    - Different types of cryptocurrency
    - How a blockchain works, and what it consists of
    - Build your own blockchain
    - How to get started with bitcoin

    Program 

    5:00-5:30 - Doors open
    5:30-7:45 - Bitcoin, Blockchains and Cryptocurrency
    7:45-8:00 - Pack up + Clean up

    Prerequisites: None.

    Who Should Attend? 

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

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    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, 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. 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 submit an incident report form.

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  • PDXWIT #Action: Fireside Chat with Congresswoman Bonamici

    New Relic

    Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    Description: Join us for a fireside chat with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, who has represented the First Congressional District of Oregon since 2012. Suzanne is the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus, which aims to encourage innovation and creative thinking by integrating arts and design with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education. She also serves as a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and she is the top Democratic member on the Subcommittee on the Environment.

    We will use this as an opportunity to learn how our top National issues — Civil Rights, Women's Health, Gender Equity, and Health Care — are playing out on the national stage. The Congresswoman has an hour to answer any questions we have. We will be drawing tickets to ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to ask questions.

    Agenda:

    5:30 - Doors open and welcome

    6:00 - Congresswoman Bonamici arrives

    6:05 Congresswoman begins with remarks followed by Q&A

    7:00 Final remarks by Congresswoman Bonamici

    7:30 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.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    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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