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  • Started Friday
    Sep 19 2014
    Cascade Media Convergence
    through
    University of Oregon Portland

    Friday September 19th, 6-9 PM

    Opening dinner, Kick off. Centrally located in the downtown area. Please check back for details

    Saturday September 20th

    at University of Oregon Turnbull Center

    • 9-10AM Coffee and set up
    • 10-11:30 1st workshop session
    • 11:45-1:15 2nd workshop session
    • 1:15-2 Lunch
    • 2-3:30 3rd workshop session
    • 3:45-6 Media-based Break out Session (video, radio, print, more)
    • 8PM Concert/cultural event at offsite location

    Sunday September 21st

    at University of Oregon Turnbull Center

    • 9-10AM Coffee and set up
    • 10-11:30 4th workshop session
    • 11:45-1:15 5th workshop session
    • 1:15-2 Lunch
    • 2-4 Issue-based Strategy Session (Environmental Justice, Housing Rights…)
    • 4:15-7ish Final “Break-in” Session, in which conference participants discuss how we can collaborate regionally going forward.

    Basic structure of final event: Report backs from the various breakouts and discussions from the weekend, proposals for further action, break outs around proposals people want to work on, commitments we will make going forward.

  • Saturday
    Sep 20 2014
    Help be part of the future of news at the 1st ever Portland Open News Hackathon

    Our dilemma: How can we build software or other tools to help harness, verify and prioritize news and information coming from members of our community?

    Every day there are things happening in our community that neighbors and community members are eyewitnesses to – but how can we discern fact from fiction, rumor from real news? Can we utilize a network of citizen reporters across the city and region to help in this effort? Are there software tools that can help organize and prioritize news stories? How do we turn these tips into fully-produced news stories, that can be broadcast, posted online and shared between different newsrooms?

    You can help us ideate, brainstorm, problem-solve, prototype, user test and build solutions at the Open News Hackathon, which will be held on September 20th – 21st as part of the Cascade Media Convergence.

    We need news reporters, news junkies, code monkeys, hackers, programmers, twitterers, community activists and community collaborators to help in this effort!

    We’ll gather on on Saturday September 20th to form teams and begin the design process, then the teams will go through user scenarios, build prototypes, test out designs and present their findings Sunday morning September 21st. The best design will be put into use in an actual newsroom setting, and people can continue to be involved as we evolve and build out the prototype into a working product over the coming months.

    Come and be a part of this exciting initiative to help build the future of news gathering and distribution for Portland, Cascadia and the world!

    Join us at the Turnbull Building of the University of Oregon, located in downtown Portland at the White Stag Building - 70 NW Couch St.

    September 20 – 21, 2014
    http://cascademedia.cc

    For more information or to get involved, contact Jenka Soderberg, the News Director at KBOO community Radio at [masked]

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Started Friday
    Sep 19 2014
    Cascade Media Convergence
    through
    University of Oregon Portland

    Friday September 19th, 6-9 PM

    Opening dinner, Kick off. Centrally located in the downtown area. Please check back for details

    Saturday September 20th

    at University of Oregon Turnbull Center

    • 9-10AM Coffee and set up
    • 10-11:30 1st workshop session
    • 11:45-1:15 2nd workshop session
    • 1:15-2 Lunch
    • 2-3:30 3rd workshop session
    • 3:45-6 Media-based Break out Session (video, radio, print, more)
    • 8PM Concert/cultural event at offsite location

    Sunday September 21st

    at University of Oregon Turnbull Center

    • 9-10AM Coffee and set up
    • 10-11:30 4th workshop session
    • 11:45-1:15 5th workshop session
    • 1:15-2 Lunch
    • 2-4 Issue-based Strategy Session (Environmental Justice, Housing Rights…)
    • 4:15-7ish Final “Break-in” Session, in which conference participants discuss how we can collaborate regionally going forward.

    Basic structure of final event: Report backs from the various breakouts and discussions from the weekend, proposals for further action, break outs around proposals people want to work on, commitments we will make going forward.

  • Saturday
    Sep 20 2014
    Help be part of the future of news at the 1st ever Portland Open News Hackathon

    Our dilemma: How can we build software or other tools to help harness, verify and prioritize news and information coming from members of our community?

    Every day there are things happening in our community that neighbors and community members are eyewitnesses to – but how can we discern fact from fiction, rumor from real news? Can we utilize a network of citizen reporters across the city and region to help in this effort? Are there software tools that can help organize and prioritize news stories? How do we turn these tips into fully-produced news stories, that can be broadcast, posted online and shared between different newsrooms?

    You can help us ideate, brainstorm, problem-solve, prototype, user test and build solutions at the Open News Hackathon, which will be held on September 20th – 21st as part of the Cascade Media Convergence.

    We need news reporters, news junkies, code monkeys, hackers, programmers, twitterers, community activists and community collaborators to help in this effort!

    We’ll gather on on Saturday September 20th to form teams and begin the design process, then the teams will go through user scenarios, build prototypes, test out designs and present their findings Sunday morning September 21st. The best design will be put into use in an actual newsroom setting, and people can continue to be involved as we evolve and build out the prototype into a working product over the coming months.

    Come and be a part of this exciting initiative to help build the future of news gathering and distribution for Portland, Cascadia and the world!

    Join us at the Turnbull Building of the University of Oregon, located in downtown Portland at the White Stag Building - 70 NW Couch St.

    September 20 – 21, 2014
    http://cascademedia.cc

    For more information or to get involved, contact Jenka Soderberg, the News Director at KBOO community Radio at [masked]

    Website
  • Sunday
    Sep 21 2014
    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
  • Data Science Hack Day

    Programming in R? What about D3? No matter which language you prefer, come join us for Data Science Hack Day! We will spend a chill afternoon working on our projects, and learning from each other.

    Website
  • TYE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) Oregon Launch and Informational Event

    Mercy Corps Event Center
    TYE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) Oregon is a unique program that helps high school students (grades 9-12) learn about the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.
    More than 23 TiE Chapters world-wide are already running a TYE program and now Oregon will have its own version!

    The curriculum starts late September 2014 and will run through Spring 2015. Students will form teams and each team will work on creating a business concept while learning necessary skills through a progressive series of "Boot camp" sessions, lectures, discussions and hands-on activities in sessions on Sundays between Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. The program culminates in a Business Plan Competition in Spring 2015. Winners will go on to compete in the TYE Global Business Plan Competition in June!

    For this launch and informational event we will serve dinner, feature speakers and information about the program, a hands-on activity, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and sign up students for the curriculum as well.

    This event is aimed at parents, interested high school students, sponsors, and interested members of the entrepreneurial community.

    Admission is free but pre-registration is required.
    Website

Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Sep 22 2014
    The Parker Apartments GRAND OPENING PARTY

    At 5:30pm join us inside the building for a celebration of Portland's tech community. Play video games made by indie developers, and starting at 6:30pm, we'll have a series of presentations from local companies and start-ups announcing new developments and opportunities. Presenters include impactflow.com, cleanreach.com, switchboardhq.com, coursetto.com, ondreampath.com, crystalbeasley.com and noappfee.com.

    Free drinks, food, and music on the patio. If you'd like to be one of our featured presenters, please contact Arthur: info@prospectpdx.com

    Games curated by Portland Independent Game Squad (pigsquad.com), featuring sleepninjagames.com, mountainmachinegames.com, appsomniacs.com, starshiprubicon.com, phrenicworld.com and more!

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Website
  • Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

    Website
  • PDXGo Talk Night

    Learn about Go and join other Gophers for a night of learning and discussion. Welcome to all skill levels!

    Talk: [TBA]

    Website
  • Augmented Reality: Creating Immersive Experiences

    When thinking of technologies in the far future it's common to think of devices that allow us to add to and replace reality: heads up displays, the Minority Report's hovering interfaces, virtual worlds from the holodeck to name a few. They are fantastic devices that could make incredible new experiences. So how could we create them?

    google-augmented-reality-glasses-project-glass-0

    Augmented Reality, or AR, is a growing technology that overlays digital content onto the real world. Bryan will explain what could be done with the technology, both as a form of entertainment and in day to day life. He then will then present a case for how AR could be developed in a way that makes economic sense to make those dreams into reality.

    About the Speaker

    Bryan Ransil

    Bryan Ransil is currently a software engineer at the hand gesture detection startup OnTheGo Platforms. He has worked on many other projects to bring virtual objects into real life including augmented reality on the Kinect and allowing users to create virtual objects through bluetooth-enabled pens. When not pursuing virtual immersion he plays board games and hypothesizes about a wide range of topics.

    Thanks to our Sponsors

    Rivermark Community Credit Union

    ProFocus

    Website
  • Dorkbot

    Bunk Bar

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 23 2014
    PDX Women in Tech Happy Hour Networking Event

    Iovation

    Come join an amazing group for happy hour at iovation! Be sure to find Amber Pham, Manager of Information Security at iovation. Read our newsletter for more fun facts about her; it's a great conversation starter!

    PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company–or anything in between–come join us!

    Website
  • Portland Code School - Happy Hour!

    Join us to learn about the different programs that PCS has to offer – from the JavaScript immersion class to Data Visualization and Front End Development, to an iOS Primer coming this fall.

    The Lucky Lab on Quimby has a HUGE space, free WiFi and great beer.

    Your first drink is on us (alcohol or not)!

    (I'll have a small PCS sign and most likely some kind of board game.)

    Website
  • NW Education Cluster & PDX EdTech Meetup

    Join us for the first meeting of the school year as the Northwest Education Cluster meets for a networking event held in conjunction with the Portland EdTech Meetup group for informal discussions on topics of common interests in education. Featured this month are presentations from Switchboard and Cel.ly, recent ventures that got their start here in Portland.

    Clarity Innovations is sponsoring this event because we believe in fostering relationships and synergies within the education and training industries to make it a driving force of the Northwest economy. Enjoy free pizza and beer as you network and mingle with peers to celebrate the Back-to-School season!

    Website
  • PDXCPP September Meeting

    Cedexis

    Join us for some socializing and discussion of C++. Learn from presentations by local experts and have fun times with other code creators in a comfortable environment.


    Cedexis will generously be providing the venue, food, and refreshments. They'll also be presenting at this month's PDX Tech Meetup if you want to learn more about them.

    Website
  • Hack + Help

    Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

    Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

    Website
  • Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 24 2014
    September Open House at Collective Agency

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday September 24th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House! http://collectiveagency.co/

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/705211839547045/

    Community Mission Statement:

    "Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

    Schedule (come when you like):

    • 9am - Open • 12pm - Some of us will get lunch from the local food carts. • 12:30pm Most of us will eat on the sofas in the big loft room. • 2-2:30pm - Optional Member Meeting - for members to organize upcoming events for the community, suggest new ideas and continue to guide our collective agency. Visitors can sit in. • 5pm - End of Open House

    The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access.

    Often people try us out and become members before the end of the day, then get to stay after 5pm for 24/7 access with a key fob, alarm code and tour, locker storage, etc. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Website
  • PDX Python Presentation Night

    Urban Airship Inc

    Come join us for Pythonic talks!

    All levels are welcome! Talk levels vary from beginner to advanced.

    This month:

    • Omnibus Database Machine: How to NoSQL in Postgres with Django by Aleck Landgraf and Gavin McQuillan

    And pizza from Building Energy!

    Join us afterward at Rogue on NW 14th & Flanders to continue the discussion over a beverage.

    RSVP at Meetup

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

    Website
  • PDX Cocoaheads

    Walmart Labs

    Janine Ohmer (the Fearless Leader of CocoaHeads PDX) will present about App Extensions in iOS 8.

    Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

  • Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting

    The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

    The agenda for this meeting has not been determined yet. Send us a message if you would like to give a talk!

    Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

    If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins (luc@janrain.com) and Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us).

    Website
  • Church of Robotron

    The Church of Robotron

    2014 Testing and Training Facility

    With only 70 years remaining until the robot uprising crisis of 2084, The Church of Robotron desperately announces that it will be conducting testing and training operations at the Diode Gallery, 514 NW Couch, Portland, OR 97209. Window altar services will be available starting September 14th, 2104. Mutant liturgy will be held on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 and (First) Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, both at 7pm. Other times by appointment.

    The installation centers around three (3) altars that will test and train the public by subjecting them to a multitude of environmental discomforts while playing augmented versions of the 1982 8­-bit twitch arcade game Roboton 2084. Participants will take up the two (2) eight­-way joysticks to battle both on­-screen Robotrons and real­-world stimuli manifested from in­-game events. These futile efforts will be celebrated and archived on a videographed leaderboard.

    Church organizers will be conducting research and performing additional tests to determine if the mutant savior walks among us today. Devotees and skeptics alike are invited to take in a recorded (or live!) sermon from a church prophet and to learn more about Robotron prophecy and culture in the reading room.

    The last human family must survive, and it is through experiential Error, deep understanding of Futility, and the Mutant Savior’s anti-­robot chest­-mounted turreted lasers that our human culture can continue to thrive.

    About The Church of Robotron

    The Church of Robotron is an avant-­fanatical post­-apocalyptic videogame cyber­-religion based in the 1980s but born in the 2000s in Portland, OR. The CoR has installed/performed at ToorCamp in Neah Bay, held public devivals in Portland, and celebrated with private screenings and public swearing over low scores.

    About Diode

    Diode is Portland’s flagship art gallery dedicated to electronic and and electro­-interactive works.

    For More Information

    Contact:
    Brian Richardson (skinny@knowhere.net) (503)­929­-3785
    Diode Gallery (contact@jetsoncreative.com)

    Website
  • PDX Exploit Workshop

    BrainSilo

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 25 2014
    TiE Panel event: The Future Takes Flight - Drones

    TiE Pearl Incubator

    Join us for a fun and educational event on the theme of Aerial Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), otherwise know as drones.

    Drones came into the public eye in recent years through the news about their military uses, but they are gaining some serious momentum in civil applications as well. Some regards this as a sweeping technical revolution, with far-reaching consequences and possibilities. Come find out what Oregon companies are doing in this new and exciting industry vertical!

    Weather permitting, we're planning for a demonstration session of some drones outside the venue, on the opposite side of the street, in the Con-Way parking lot.

    After the demo, we will have a panel discussion about the state of the industry, and where our panelists see things going. There will be plenty of opportunity for networking and Q&A!

    Panelists include:

    • Ryan Jenson - CEO/Founder of HoneyCombM
    • Jonathan Evans - CEO/Co-founder of SkyWard
    • Scott Edwards - founder of the @PDXDrones group and cofounder of Silicon Sky Meetup (and Director of Marketing and Customer Acquisition at Simple Finance by day)

    The discussion will be moderated by Shashi Jain.

    TiE Members: $15 Non-members: $25

    Website
  • How do I even Swift?

    Jama South

    Join us for the inaugural meetup of the Mobile Development PDX Meetup Organized by RipFog, featuring JP Simard from Realm, makers of a new open source mobile database built to replace Core Data & SQLite.

    Presentation Topic: How do I even Swift?

    Swift, Apple’s fresh new programming language, requires new ways of thinking. We'll look at how to approach the app building process to embrace Swift from different angles ranging from TDD, functional programming, documentation to dependency management.

    RSVP via Meetup so we get enough beer!

    Website
  • Quantified Self Show&Tell

    Mozilla

    Tracking your mood with your smartphone? Recording your workouts, diet and/or weight? Using a Fitbit, Withings scale, or heart-rate monitor?

    Quantified Self is "self-knowledge through numbers" and we want to hear your self-tracking stories! Sign up to give a talk. Our content comes from our community. Show us your graphs, spreadsheets, biometric devices, practical solutions and crazy notions. They are all welcome. We focus on real self-tracking projects involving your personal data.

    Or just bring your enthusiasm and come to marvel and learn with us. Sharing is not required if you're just curious to see what this is about! Agenda:

    • 6 to 6:30 pm: Doors open. Social time. This is an opportunity to meet other self-trackers and catch up with friends.

    • 6:30 pm: Intro to QS plus news. We'll provide a brief intro about QS, as well as, what's been happening in the past months in the news on how people are finding meaning from their personal data.

    • 6:45 to 7:15 pm: Scheduled Show&Tell talks. These are 7 minute talks with 5 minutes for questions. This is the meat & potatoes of QS meetups. This is an opportunity to share your story with your peers. Please contact us in advance if you want to give one. We'll send out a list of speakers in advance of the meet up.

    • 7:15 to 7:45 pm: Walk-on Show&Tell talks. These are 5 minutes with time for a couple questions. They are signed up for on the day of the event, using a sheet at the welcome table. We’ll go through as many as we can, time permitting.

    • 7:45 to 8:30 pm: We'll open things up for general discussion if there's anything that someone wants to bring up to the group. Then we'll break and hang out for awhile. This is a good opportunity to talk with presenters If you're interested in doing a Show&Tell, please mention it in your RSVP or email the organizers in advance. You can also sign up on the day of the event as a walk-on.

    We can't wait to see you there!

    -Steven, Rob, Mark, Ioan

    Website
  • Momentum: What to do in between the big events?

    This month's topic is "Momentum: What to do in between the big events," a question that has come up many times at our meetings recently!

    This is a meetup for community managers and leaders who are interested in discussion about all topics related to nurturing and running online communities. We will be meeting on the fourth Thursday of most months at Puppet Labs.

    Agenda:

    • 6:00 - 6:30 -- Welcome and introductions 

    • 6:30 - 7:00 -- John Smith will be covering a series of cases on what to do in between big events to keep communities active.

    • 7:00 - 7:30 -- Discussion; brainstorm future agenda topics.

    We understand that not everyone can make it from work to a meetup by 6pm, so please keep in mind that presentations don't start until 6:30, and you're welcome to drop by at any point during the meeting. We're a small, informal group!

    Interested in giving a short talk or presentation on a topic related to community management? Email [masked]. 

    Website
  • PDX-MUG (MySQL)

    Agenda / Speaker is open.

    please register through meetup.com so I can get a good headcount for pizza and beverages

    Website
  • Friday
    Sep 26 2014
    Ruby Co-Working

    Breken Kitchen

    Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Sep 27 2014
    Illuminated Hexaflexagons at Lovecraft Bar

    Lovecraft Bar

    Join me this Saturday when we'll combine the art of folding hexaflexagons with electronics!

    No prior electronics or paper crafting experience required.

    While all materials will be provided, please feel free to bring:

    Origami paper

    Copper tape

    Scissors

    Colored pencils, markers, crayons

    Construction paper

  • Sunday
    Sep 28 2014
    Women Who Hack

    Mozilla

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

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

    What you should bring:

    • Your laptop or other equipment
    • Yourself!

    We'll provide:

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

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

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

    Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

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

    Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 29 2014
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

    Website
  • Francesco Cesarani - Thinking in a Highly Concurrent, Mostly-functional Language

    ADP Dealer Services

    Note: we moved the meeting to September 29th.

    We are fortunate this month to have noted tech luminary, Erlang Solutions founder and O'Reilly author Francesco Cesarini join us.  http://www.oreilly.com/pub/au/3373

    Yale Professor Alan Perlis once wrote, “A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing.”

    To really appreciate the power of the actor model, no matter if you are using Go, Rust, AKKA or Erlang, you need to learn to think concurrently. Erlang has for decades been leading the way in concurrent thinking and developers from different communities abd backgrounds have a lot to learn from its approach.

    This talk illustrates by example how embracing the Erlang way of thinking about problems leads to scalable and fault-tolerant designs. It will describe three ways of clustering Erlang nodes within the server side domain, describing how these systems have evolved as the concurrency model and the underlying hardware got more powerful.

    Through these case studies, we will describe how Erlang, and more specifically, concurrency was done in 1995 when the limit of processes was 30,000, with an evolution as to how concurrency is used and applied today, when the limit of simultaneous processes in in the magnitude of millions per virtual machine.

    ...stay tuned for clarification on the date and location.

    - Steve

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 30 2014
    I Have an Idea! Now What?

    Join us for a panel discussion with experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully made the transition from great idea to actual company.

    Courtney Couch - Co-founder and CEO of Muut, Inc., a discussion platform. Has been building companies and teams from conception to exit for 15 years.

    Summer Kramer - Founder and President of SummerSkin, a startup company that sells sun protective clothing. Inspired by her personal experience and pharmaceutical background to develop a luxury fabric clothing line that protects skin from UV rays.

    Chris Logan - Has founded and run several startup companies, including SweetSpot Diabetes Care, which was acquired by DexCom, cc:Sync, Inc., and Avaya. Also raises angel and venture funds and is currently a Fund Manager of the PSF Founders Group.

    Tom Kingsley - Co-founder and CEO of CrowdCompass, which makes smartphone apps for conferences. In 2012, the company was purchased by Cvent. Currently advises several startup entities and entrepreneurs regarding development of their business.

    AGENDA: 4:00 PM - Registration & Snacks; 4:15 PM - Program; 5:15 PM - Reception; 6:00 PM - Close

    Website
  • Portland Code School - Happy Hour!

    Join us to learn about the different programs that PCS has to offer – from the JavaScript immersion class to Data Visualization and Front End Development, to an iOS Primer coming this fall.

    The Lucky Lab on Quimby has a HUGE space, free WiFi and great beer.

    Your first drink is on us (alcohol or not)!

    (I'll have a small PCS sign and most likely some kind of board game.)

    Website
  • Monthly Happy Hour

    Rontoms

    If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words. Repeats the last Tuesday of every month.

    Starting September 24th we will be changing venues to Romtoms, on the east side of the bridge at Burnside and 6th St. We hope there will be more room and it will be easier to find the rest of us. We look forward to seeing everyone.

    If you can't find us inside look for us out in the back we may be enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful open patio.

    Website
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences IT Tavern Talks: What’s So Special About Medical Software?

    What’s So Special About Medical Software?

    Join us after work for a lively, open panel discussion about the special requirements, methods and challenges in creating and delivering software for use in healthcare. Whether it’s patient information systems, advanced clinical tools, device intelligence or cloud based web applications software is becoming essential to patient care and medical effectiveness. Meet a panel of experienced leaders in medical software, learn about best practices and connect with your peers in healthcare high tech. This event is suitable both for people working with healthcare technology and people new or interested in healthcare software.

    Speaker Panel

    Gregory Jackson, Director of Technology Operations at WebMD Health Services

    Brian Martin, MD Director Medical Informatics at GE Healthcare

    Dawn Flakne, Director, Implant Software Engineering and Architecture at MSEI/BioTronik

    Format

    This event is designed to promote lively discussion and networking. The first hour is a panel discussion led by a moderator and the second hour is social/networking. Moderator uses prepared questions to start the discussion and then encourages audience interaction. Networking session also includes a ‘business card bar’ to encourage professional connections. This event typically draws 40 to 50 people with capacity for up to 80 people.

    Event Details: When: September 30th, 2014 5:30pm to 7:30pm Where: Portland Brewing Company Taproom, 2730 NW 31st, Portland OR Price: $25 TAO and Oregon Bioscience Members | $45 Nonmembers

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  • NSBeer

    Meet with iOS developers, Mac developers, UX designers, QA testers, and whoever else wants to come.

    Have a beer and argue about Swift.

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  • AppNexus Tech Event

    AppNexus

    AppNexus is hosting a Tech Event to talk about JavaScript! Come see how we use this language for automation, command-line tools, and more!

    Please learn more and RSVP at the link below.

    http://appnexustechtalk.splashthat.com

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  • Squarespace is hosting a Meet & Greet in Portland!

    Doug Fir Lounge

    Attention Portland: Squarespace is looking for great talent to join our Customer Care team, and we've organized a Meet & Greet so you can get a feel for our culture and ask any questions in person. Whether you're interested in becoming a part of our award-winning Customer Care team at Squarespace, or just curious to learn more about who we are and what we do, we'd love to meet you! Drinks and refreshments will be served.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 2 2014
    HIMSS OREGON, ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE

    This full day conference offers insights and strategies for Healthcare Systems, Payers, Government Health and Students to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of Healthcare Information Technology.   

    From distinguished keynote presentations from key industry leaders, to breakout sessions covering a range of topics ranging from Best Practices, Standards, Industry Trends and Solutions, and Networking Opportunities, this will be an educational conference like no other!    Please join us and reserve your seat to be a part of this event today!  

    REGISTRATION FEES: HIMSS Members: 75.00 HIMSS Student Member: 25.00 Non-Member: 100.00

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  • Portland Linux/Unix Group

    PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track open source conference!

    Celebrating 20 years of hosting Portland's best open source and technology freedom speakers.

    This month's topic To Be Announced

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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  • Church of Robotron

    The Church of Robotron

    2014 Testing and Training Facility

    With only 70 years remaining until the robot uprising crisis of 2084, The Church of Robotron desperately announces that it will be conducting testing and training operations at the Diode Gallery, 514 NW Couch, Portland, OR 97209. Window altar services will be available starting September 14th, 2104. Mutant liturgy will be held on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 and (First) Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, both at 7pm. Other times by appointment.

    The installation centers around three (3) altars that will test and train the public by subjecting them to a multitude of environmental discomforts while playing augmented versions of the 1982 8­-bit twitch arcade game Roboton 2084. Participants will take up the two (2) eight­-way joysticks to battle both on­-screen Robotrons and real­-world stimuli manifested from in­-game events. These futile efforts will be celebrated and archived on a videographed leaderboard.

    Church organizers will be conducting research and performing additional tests to determine if the mutant savior walks among us today. Devotees and skeptics alike are invited to take in a recorded (or live!) sermon from a church prophet and to learn more about Robotron prophecy and culture in the reading room.

    The last human family must survive, and it is through experiential Error, deep understanding of Futility, and the Mutant Savior’s anti-­robot chest­-mounted turreted lasers that our human culture can continue to thrive.

    About The Church of Robotron

    The Church of Robotron is an avant-­fanatical post­-apocalyptic videogame cyber­-religion based in the 1980s but born in the 2000s in Portland, OR. The CoR has installed/performed at ToorCamp in Neah Bay, held public devivals in Portland, and celebrated with private screenings and public swearing over low scores.

    About Diode

    Diode is Portland’s flagship art gallery dedicated to electronic and and electro­-interactive works.

    For More Information

    Contact:
    Brian Richardson (skinny@knowhere.net) (503)­929­-3785
    Diode Gallery (contact@jetsoncreative.com)

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  • Friday
    Oct 3 2014
    BSidesPDX

    Refuge PDX

    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.

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  • Ruby Co-Working

    Breken Kitchen

    Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

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  • Rescheduled: Agile PDX Dntn Pub Lunch: The Role of the PO When Doing Agile "at Scale"

    As if transitioning to Agile is not challenging enough in any company, what does Agile look like ‘at scale’? For the North American market, ADP Dealer Services develops software & services across 100 sprint teams, 4 major product groups, and half a dozen sites across the US & India. We are now 2 years into our Agile transition. We’ll take a look at some of the practices & tools we utilize each day, and some of the lessons we’ve learned along our journey.

    David Nash is Vice President of Product Management at ADP Dealer Services, the leading provider to Automotive Retailers and OEMs, globally. Prior to ADP, David spent 17 years at Intel in various Product Management, Product Marketing, Advanced Research, and Venture Investing assignments. He is the President of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) Oregon Chapter, and is the co-founder of ProductCamp Portland.

    RSVP's appreciated but not required. For more info, contact jean@azuregate.net or post your query to the AgilePDX mailing list.

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  • Commodore Computer Club

    Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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