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  • Saturday
    Aug 1 2015
    Intel Scrum Event

    Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on August 1st, 2015, hosted by the IBEA featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding more … faster, cheaper and better. Technology, new product development and innovation have to churn faster than we’re used to. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully. Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from a 16 hour scrum introduction certification class. Who should come? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

  • The Future of Humanity

    Tabor Space

    Join us for a discussion about where we're coming from and where we're going as a species! We'll talk about the promises and perils we can anticipate along the way and postulate what we can do with this realization. Further topics include coming technologies, current capabilities, and a history of the transhumanist movement.

    After the presentation we'll have a panel discussion where the audience can get involved. Satisfy your curiosity and express your views! While the venue doesn't allow food, we plan to adjourn to a nearby eatery for food, drink, and further discussion.


    Tricia Mendoza - "A Novice's Perspective"

    Paul Burkett - "Are You Ready to Have Superpowers?"

    Jacob Johnston - "Practical Transhumanism"

    Zac Finger - "The Future from the Past"

    Jim Walz - "The prospect of Runaway AI"

    Dorothy Deasy - "The Future of Real" (extract from her talk at the Extreme Tech Conference)



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  • Monday
    Aug 3 2015
    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.

  • Portland Puppet User Group

    Puppet Labs

    Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday!

    We'll have Puppet Labs engineer, Daniel Dreier here to chat about a project that he's been working on.

    Other folks - we'd love to see what you're doing with Puppet, so feel free to step up at the meeting and show us! It's a great chance to practice any talks that you're working or demo what you're working on - any length talk accepted :-)!

    • 6:00-6:30 pm Pizza and salad (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options)
    • 6:30 -7:00 pm Demo of new Certificate Autosign Tooling, Daniel Dreier, Puppet Labs
    • 7:00 -7:20 pm Managing Puppet Environments and Canary Testing in PE
    • 7:15 -7:45 pm Open Discussion/talks
    • 7:45 - 8:15 pm Plan next meeting and mingle

    Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 4 2015
    Workfrom Portland Coworking Week

    We're celebrating Portland's collaborative work culture across all industries. Connect with other local entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, artists and makers in this week long conference being held as a part of International Coworking Week.

    Shared work spaces have helped spark the rise of the sharing economy--and given countless individuals, entrepreneurs and startups a way to affordably start and grow their passions into businesses. This is a week devoted to celebrating those people and places creating the commons. It's also an opportunity to explore shared spaces, connect, work alongside others, socialize, and learn tips for safer, more productive work in coworking environments.

    Register to attend the sessions and get a free day pass at any participating space.

  • Drop in hour for prospective students


    Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer three courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails, and a new class covering Java, JavaScript, and Android. Currently, the Java class is women-only.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

    Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

  • Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    🎉 13th anniversary meeting 🎉

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


    Aaron Patterson aka tenderlove

    Godfrey Chan: Dropping down to The Metal™

    As much as we love Ruby, when you need to be really close to the metal, you have no choice but to use JavaScript. This is why I developed the javascript gem to help you harness the raw power of your machines. In this talk, we will examine the Ruby tricks and black magic hidden behind this ludicrous invention. Along the way, we will learn about how Ruby internally deal with variable lookups, method calls, scoping and bindings. Together, we will push the limits of the Ruby language, taking it to places Matz never ever envisioned!

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

  • Monthly Maker Meetup


    Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? Cat and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

    From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

    Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

  • The Latest on TypeScript

    Speaker: James Churchill of the TypeScript Portland Users Group.

    Since its unveiling in October 2012, TypeScript has been regularly updated with new features and refinements. With the release of TypeScript 1.5, support has been added for a number of great ECMAScript 6 (ES6) related features. Join us for an overview of the latest features including:

    • Union Types
    • Type Guards
    • Template Strings
    • ES6 Modules
    • Destructuring
    • Let and Const
    • For..of Support
    • Decorators
    • Computed Properties
    • Project Support through tsconfig.json TypeScript

    Site: http://www.typescriptlang.org/

    What's New in TypeScript:

  • Building the Accessibility Roadmap


    I know, I know. Accessibility seems like a thing that we should do... but it's sometimes uncomfortable to talk about and it feels like there aren't that many people who need it anyway... right?

    Wrong. About 1 in 5 Americans reports that they have some kind of disability - from hearing impairment, vision impairment, mobility issues to mental disabilities and more. What does this mean for you and your company? It means that if you're not creating sites, services, and products with this group of people in mind, you're letting go of a multi-billion dollar market share. It also means that you're missing opportunities to be innovative leaders in your space. It also - finally - means that you're about to be breaking the law. Did you know that companies like Target and Netflix have been successfully (and expensively) sued for failure to create and maintain accessible sites? Well, they have. And we don't want that for you.

    We're putting on a seriously hands-on workshop to help people from all ends of all companies think about this topic. Building the Accessibility Roadmap is a hands-on workshop. It is not a panel, or a lecture, or a networking schmooze event. You will leave with a real plan that you can implement. If you, your department, or company is ready to start thinking about the "accessibility question" - whether because it's the right thing to do or because it's the law - this workshop is designed to take you through our proprietary tool and roadmap system that points the way forward. You'll leave with actionable tasks, not just ideas or theory.

    When: Tues. Aug 4th at 6-8:30pm Where: 52 LTD Who: Anyone interested in learning more about actionable accessibility

    If you're ready to start planning AND doing, this workshop is for you. We'll cover a bit about the law, but the workshop is really geared toward helping you develop a real plan and approach for creating your company's accessibility roadmap.

  • Networking Night @ Jama

    Jama Software will be hosting our August Networking Night and we'll be at their beautiful new office on SW Taylor. The program for this month is a panel on "Lessons Learned in the Tech Industry."


    Hang Dao – QA Engineer
    Kristina King – Support Community Manager
    Robin Calhoun – Product Manager
    Laura Andrews – Visual Interaction Designer
    Jess Stetson—Solutions Architect


    6:00-6:30 - Check-in + Networking
    6:30-8:00 - Panel: "Lessons Learned in the Tech Industry" 
    8:00-8:30 - Networking + Wrap-up

    About Jama: 

    From concept to launch, the Jama product delivery platform helps companies bring complex products to market. By involving every person invested in the organization’s success, the Jama platform provides a structured collaboration environment, empowering everyone instant and comprehensive insight into what they are building and why. Innovative companies worldwide use Jama to increase the return of investment on R&D, out-innovate their competition and deliver business value. Jama is one of the fastest-growing enterprise software companies in the United States, having repeatedly been recognized by Inc. and Forbes for its success. 

    For more info: https://www.jamasoftware.com/

    Jama Careers: https://www.jamasoftware.com/careers/

  • Coworking Tips, Tricks, and Hacks — Bring Your Questions!

    PDX Code Guild

    To celebrate Portland Coworking Week, we're hosting a reverse Q&A: you can submit your questions (as well as your tips) about how to cowork better! We'll have snacks and drinks to help keep the ideas flowing.

    Share your questions and tips through the Reverse Q&A doc (you can add items anonymously, if you're not comfortable asking on your own.

    Free parking!

  • Monthly PDX LIT-Lab / Legal Hackers Meetup

    Hi All:

    We're very excited about our combined July/August meetup. We've got a demo on tap from Wong Meng Weng of legalese.io, an open-source spinout project from a business accelerator in Asia. Their vision is to be a Turing-complete contract tool based on the simple idea: 'what if contracts could be written in a formal language first, and then compiled to natural language?'

    We will be back at eBay this time around, please RSVP and help spread the word!

    --John & Jason

    PS For more on Legalese.io, check out


  • Science on Tap - Sex Ed

    Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

    LOCATION: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.

    COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door


    On October 31, 2011, the world’s population reached 7 billion, 2 years ahead of projections by the United Nations. High birth rates are associated with developing countries where access to family planning services are limited. Inadequate contraceptive options and accessibility are also issues in the U.S. where ~50% of all pregnancies are unintended. At this Science on Tap, Jon Hennebold, PhD, Associate Scientist in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at OHSU, will talk about research toward developing effective and safe contraceptive methods for couples seeking family planning options. (World Population Clock)

  • Wednesday
    Aug 5 2015
    Lean Coffee

    Join us for Lean Coffee at Viewpoint Construction Software on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:30am. Viewpoint is located at the east landing of the Hawthorne Bridge, at 1510 SE Water Ave. Come to the Tech Center on the eastern side of Water Ave.

    Lean Coffee is a simple, efficient, and fun way to discuss open ended topics in a small group. We’ll tend to focus on agile software development, but welcome any and all topics of interest. Porltand Lean Coffee is always an open, free community event. Some notes from past discussions are available on http://portland.leancoffee.org/

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out http://leancoffee.org/

  • 1 Million Cups - Portland

    CENTRL Office

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

    Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

  • Collective Agency co-working 9am-5pm open house then 5-7pm happy hour and mixer

    Collective Agency

    From 5-7pm on Wednesday August 5th we’ll have a happy hour and mixer at Collective Agency. It’s open to the public, and part of Portland Coworking Week. It’ll be in the big loft room here.

    Earlier in the day from 9am to 5pm we’ll be open for anyone seriously considering membership or here as part of Portland Coworking Week (the link above). From 2-2:30pm there'll be an optional member meeting, where members plan upcoming events. Non-members can sit in, and share your name and something you're passionate about.

    Information on membership is here: http://collectiveagency.co/membership

    The Community Guidelines are the core of the Terms of Service here: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

  • MaptimePDX, Code for Portland, and Portland Accessibility and User Experience co-meetup

    MaptimePDX is hosting a co-meetup with Portland’s Accessibility and User Experience group & Code for Portland! We will discuss how to improve environmental accessibility and inclusion by including accessibility geographic information in OpenStreetMap (OSM) an open-source data platform for spatial data, often termed the Wikipedia of maps.

    Beginner Mappers Welcome!

    Learn more & register here!

    Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

    Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

  • Thursday
    Aug 6 2015
    SharePoint Online Development Training
    SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

    This class is designed for Developers for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 cloud environment. This one day course defines the development capabilities within SharePoint Online and how various aspects of SharePoint Online can be leveraged for development purposes.

    Duration - 2 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

    REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

    COST • Online: $1185.00 • In Classroom: $1295.00

    Course Outline:

    Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

    Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

    Module 3 – SharePoint API Development Client side object model JavaScript REST

    Module 4 – Forms InfoPath Form Excel Survey FoSL App Forms (MSAccess)

    Module 5 – Developing App Parts Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

    Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

    Module 7 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2013 Deploy New App

    Module 8 – O365 Development Napa, Visual Studio 2013

    Module 9 – Mobile App Mobile App Development

    QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

  • CHIFOO Game Night!

    Guardian Games

    "CHIFOO Game Night" with You, The Dynamic Ladies and Gentlemen of CHIFOO

    Come join us for our first ever CHIFOO Game Night! Come try out a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are very welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded.

    Guardian Games thank you!

  • UX Book Club PDX is talking to Abby Covert about her book, How To Make Sense Of Any Mess


    After a few months off, we're back! On August 6th, we're going to be chatting with Abby Covert about her recent book, How To Make Sense Of Any Mess, "a book about information architecture for everybody".

    Abby is the president of the Information Architecture Institute, a teacher, and an independent Information Architect so you won't want to miss the opportunity to talk with her about information architecture. How To Make Sense Of Any Mess is a short, easy-to-read book that'll get you up to speed with information architecture and introduce you to some really handy tools.

    Please note: if you haven't finished the book but still want to come along, please do.

  • Portland Linux/Unix Group
    Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a Linux cf9e23a64deae7221dc64843cc2342af726fe6a796b9ddce97284c4e94aee6fb

    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

  • Friday
    Aug 7 2015
    AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Making the Business and Technical Case for Pair Programming and TDD

    This June Cotten Blackwell's Agile team started a 3-month pilot adoption of pair programming and TDD – almost exactly as practiced during Coderetreats (http://coderetreat.org/facilitating/structure-of-a-coderetreat), which they used to kick off their pilot and can’t recommend strongly enough.

    So exactly how did they get management and team approval (and active support) for TDD/pair programming?

    Well, they are definitely blessed with Product Managers (and Directors) who are very big-picture, and highly open to persuasive business cases grounded in data and metrics. But, they think that how they made the business and technical case for pair programming and TDD is worth sharing – and that much of it might be highly applicable to your team.

    Bio: Cotten Blackwell is an engineering manager, Agile champion and Swift developer with over 15 years experience leading, coaching and mentoring software development teams. For the last four years he’s been doing that at Huron Consulting Group, where he’s known for his focus on improving team health and employee development and retention. Cotten has driven continuous improvements in Huron’s mastery of Agile and Lean Startup fundamentals, and has leveraged multiple software teams to more consistently, more deeply engage in risk identification, analysis and mitigation.

    RSVP's to jean@azuregate.net very welcome but not required.

  • Monday
    Aug 10 2015
    Project Management in SharePoint 2013

    This class is designed for Project Managers looking to leverage and understand SharePoint 2013 to create and design portals and sites designed to equip them and their team with a platform to manage projects. This course guides them through the various collaboration tools that can be leveraged to define and build reusable templates for Project Sites in SharePoint 2013. This course assumes some prior understanding and experience with SharePoint 2013.

    Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

    REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

    COST • Online: $435.00

    Course Outline:

    Module 1- Introduction to SharePoint 2013 Brief Introduction of SharePoint 2013 Project Management

    Module 2– Collaboration in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to lists and libraries Collaboration and document management

    Module 3 – Project Site in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to Sites Building a new Project Site Site Templates and creating Project Templates

    Module 4– Tools for Project Management Project Summary Web part Visual Timeline of the Project’s Tasks Complete Tasks schedule of a Project including sub-tasks Library for storing relevant Project Documents Notebook for quickly capturing and organizing information about the project Shared Calendars for Team Events Site Mailboxes

    Module 5– Content Types Leveraging Content Types for Project Management Defining and implementing a standard architecture across projects

    Module 6– Leveraging SharePoint Workflows for Project Management Creating custom workflows Project Management scenarios

    QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

  • 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.

  • FutureTalk with Blithe Rocher + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    The Scientific Method of Troubleshooting

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    For software engineers, troubleshooting is one of the toughest and most important skills to develop. When problems arise, a beginning developer's first instincts are to panic and head to StackOverflow. Rather than rushing to deploy quick fixes, it's important to identify the root cause.

    Biologists, chemists, and physicists increase understanding about the world by applying the logical steps of the scientific method to discover solutions to complex problems. Like scientists, developers can learn troubleshooting skills by treating each problem like a mini "science" experiment.

    In this talk we'll explore how using the scientific method can lead to greater understanding and more viable solutions to complex problems.

    Blithe Rocher is a software engineer based in Oakland, California. She works for Fastly as part of the core engineering team to build the customer-facing Configuration API. Prior to becoming a developer, she received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Southern California.

    Additionally, Blithe is passionate about teaching other women how to become developers. She helped organize Rails Girls ATL, a monthly meetup for women interested in learning about programming.

    › Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

  • Tuesday
    Aug 11 2015
    SharePoint 2013 Administrator Training
    SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

    This class is designed for SharePoint Power Users who have extensive experience managing SharePoint Sites and Site Collections and working with the various End user based tools such as SharePoint Designer and InfoPath to build custom solutions. This training introduces you to the back end/server side of SharePoint on premise and covers, in detail, the technical architecture and nature of a SharePoint farm. It walks you through setting up, installation and configuration of a full SharePoint 2013 Server farm and then builds on it by presenting the administration, best practices and governance of SharePoint as a Farm administrator.

    Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Exam 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

    Audience: This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals.

    Duration – 3 Days Offered live ONLINE.

    REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

    COST • Online: $1,485.00

    Course Outline:

    Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint Deployment Overview Enterprise Product Architecture Software, Hardware and Virtualization Requirements Enterprise Functional Areas Farm and Service Application Architecture Editions and Licensing

    Module 2 – Installation and Configuration Installing Prerequisites Server Farm Installation Web Applications and Site Collection Configuration Configuring Service Applications User Profile Services Search Service Applications Email Configuration Workflow Manager Lab

    Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Deployment Best Practices Information Architecture Service Application Security Web Application, Site Collections, Quotas, and Content Databases

    Module 4 – SharePoint Unified Search Configuring Result Sources Search Center Search Navigation Search Refiners Lab

    Day 2 Module 5 – Enterprise Metadata Management Managing Metadata Metadata Navigation Metadata Refinement Panel Cross Site Publishing Lab

    Module 6 – Introduction to PowerShell Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

    Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

    Module 8 – Office Web Apps Prerequisites Office Web Apps Server Creating the Office Web Apps Server Farm Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013

    Day 3 Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Business Data Catalogue Store Creating External Content Types Permissions and Security Lab

    Module 10 – SQL Server Reporting Service Installation Register and Start Create a Reporting Service Application Create a Report

    Module 11 – Backup and Restore Backup Architecture and options Recovery Processes Automating Farm Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Automating SQL Database Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Lab

    Module 12 – Migration SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 In-Place upgrade Database detach/attach upgrade SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Migration Database detach/Attach upgrade Lab

    Module 13 – Governance Project and Operational Management Development and Configuration Infrastructure Operational Concerns Education and Training Navigation, Taxonomy and Search

    QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

  • Portland ReactJS Presentation night

    Hello all!

    We are hoping that you and yours are having a most excellent summer so far. We've had such a busy summer we overlooked the July meeting! Our plan is to get things started back up this second week of August. I wanted to get the date down for everyone. I don't have any plans finalized for speakers, if you'd like to propose a talk you can do it publicly here, or PM the organizers; I was asking folks to use the google group for this previously, but it seems easiest for you all to use meetup.com directly.

    There's been great lightning talk participation later in the evenings from everyone, please come with something fun/interesting to show folks!

    Schedule will be up soon once we nail down some speakers!

    Thanks to all who attended our meeting last month, and to Asa Miller and Eric O'Connell for presenting!

    -=== Event Details ===-

    Jama Software has graciously offered their event space again for this meeting. Food will also be provided by Idealist.org, please come at 6pm to enjoy some dinner and socializing. If you are new to the group, welcome! We hope that you find this community a friendly and open one. To new and existing members, please take a look at the code of conduct for our group.

    The presentation will start promptly at 6:30.

    Looking forward to a great meetup!

  • I want to work for HealthSparq Consulting (powered by FREE PIZZA)

    Forge Portland

    This meetup is going to be a pretty cool interview with Jorge Zelaya, Director of Technology Operations at HealthSparq. He joined there recently and is excited to share the journey leading up to this dream job. He will also talk to us about what HealthSparq is doing with cloud technologies (I am super-excited about this part for sure!)

    The experience and value you will get from this meetup is going to be unlike any other you ever saw... You have my personal guarantee!

    Oh, as always, this meetup is POWERED BY FREE PIZZA :)

  • Wednesday
    Aug 12 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    CENTRL Office

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

    Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

  • Rose City Comic Con Ticket Drawing #3 of 4

    Do you work in IT and want to go enjoy a Saturday at the Rose City Comic Con with a guest? Follow our Xiologix Company Page on LinkedIn to enter a chance to win a pair (2) “Saturday Only” tickets to the 2015 Rose City Comic Con held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR September 19, 2015. Details here: http://www.xiologix.com/2015/06/rose-city-comic-con/

  • Galois tech talk: Evidence-based Trust of Symbolic Execution-based Verification

    Galois Inc


    Software-dependent critical systems that impact daily life are rapidly increasing in number, size, and complexity. Unfortunately, inadequate software and systems engineering can lead to accidents that cause economic disaster, injuries, or even death. There is a growing reliance on development and verification tools to reduce costs, better manage complexity, and to increase confidence in these systems. Recent standards for critical systems have an increased emphasis on characterizing the requirements of tools used in the certification context and the particular certification obligations that these tools can discharge. In the case of avionics, DO-333 explicitly addresses the role/use of formal methods tools, e.g., allowing formal verification of code compliance to procedure contracts to complement unit testing, and DO-330 addresses tool qualifications.

    In this talk, I will present the Kiasan symbolic execution framework that can be used to automatically check varying degrees of functional correctness properties of critical systems — ranging from absence of runtime errors to compositional reasoning of deep semantical contracts of complex data structures. One notable feature of Kiasan is the focus on explicating its analysis results to describe inconclusive analysis results in cases where it cannot clearly refute or verify properties. Similar to other symbolic execution tools, Kiasan generates counter-examples or test cases as evidence for (conclusive) contract violations. In contrast to others, however, Kiasan can generate strong evidence for its (conclusive) verification results in the form of Coq proof objects. This is achieved by first formalizing Kiasan’s symbolic execution (abstract) semantics in Coq and proving that it is sound and relatively complete with respect to the (concrete) semantics of the system programming language; this is done once and for all (for a particular system programming language) and establishes a relatively small trust base. We believe that Kiasan’s evidence-based trust approach can be used to help in software certifications of safety-critical systems as well as in tool qualification processes.


    Robby is a Professor in the Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) Department at Kansas State University. In addition to symbolic execution-based verification, he works on dataflow framework for analyzing security vulnerability in mobile apps, device modeling for interoperable medical devices, and a hazard analysis platform. In the past, he worked on software model checking, data/predicate abstractions, program dependences (slicing), and software specification techniques.

  • PMI Agile Roundtable

    The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

    For August we'll select topics from our backlog as a group and time box the discussions.

    Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event

    Thanks to Unitus for their continued support

  • Science on Tap - Neuroscience of Reality

    Kiggins Theatre

    Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

    Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

    Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door. This is an all-ages event.

    Event Description:

    What is real, what is a sensory illusion, and how do we know? The blue/gold dress illusion demonstrates that you can’t always trust your brain. Dr. Michael Morgan, Professor of Psychology at WSU Vancouver, will use sensory illusions to reveal how the nervous system creates perceptions of the world. In this case, what you see is not what you get. Come learn about the brain’s limitations, exaggerations, and omissions.

    Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.

    *A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

  • Thursday
    Aug 13 2015
    TiE Oregon Pitch Club - Speaker TBA

    Join us at the longest running, most educational pitch clinic in town!

    We practice pitches: investor pitches, concept pitches, sales pitches, co-f0under pitches, product pitches, elevator pitches, etc. Bring your concept-, elevator-, co-founder-, sales, or investor pitch and get actionable and valuable feedback. Or come be part of the audience and learn by watching, and providing feedback to others.

    But, don’t be a watcher too long: you will definitely get the most benefit from this event by getting up and practicing your pitch with us! Many went before you, lived to tell the tale (we don’t bite!) and got a lot of actionable feedback!

    TiE Members: FREE (and you can bring a pre-registered guest for $10); Public: $25

  • Friday
    Aug 14 2015
    SharePoint 2013 Site Design, Customization & Branding Training

    This course is the place to learn SharePoint customization, branding and best practices on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

    Audience: Administrators, Architects, Developers, Designers and Power Users . All the labs are done using SharePoint and SharePoint Designer 2013.

    Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

    REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

    COST • Online: $585.00

    Course Outline

    Module 1 – SharePoint 2013 Branding What’s New in 2013 Branding

    Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Publishing sites vs. non-publishing sites Solution/Site Templates

    Module 3 – Web Designer Galleries – SharePoint Designer 2013 Master Page Page Layout Theme Composed Looks

    Module 4 – Look and Feel Design Manager Tree view and Navigation Change the look

    Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Customization Navigation Quick Launch Content Editor Web Part

    Module 6 – Responsive Web Design Achieving fluid design with HTML5 Enhancing user interaction with jQuery

    QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

  • Startup Happy Hour!

    Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people.

    There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out.

    We're meeting this Friday at 4 PM at the Green Dragon. Hope to see you there!

    Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/nhkbjlytlbsb/

    Thank you.


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