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  • Monday
    Jun 26 2017
    Galois Tech Talk: Robust Artificial Intelligence and Anomaly Detection

    Galois, Inc

    Abstract: Recent progress in AI and machine learning is stimulating interest in applying AI in high stakes applications such as self-driving cars, surgical robots, and autonomous weapons systems. These applications require high levels of software assurance and resilience, but virtually all AI research has focused on raw performance without paying attention to questions of robustness and resilience.

    In this talk, I will survey AI research that aims to create robust systems. I will consider both robustness to “known unknowns” and robustness to “unknown unknowns” — that is, to unmodeled aspects of the environment.

    One technology that is relevant to creating robust AI systems is anomaly detection. In the second part of the talk, I will survey the work at Oregon State on anomaly detection. I’ll discuss our recent research on applying anomaly detection to problems of fraud detection and equipment diagnosis and discuss methods for explaining anomaly alarms to an analyst and incorporating analyst feedback into the anomaly detection process.

    Bio: Dr. Tom Dietterich (AB Oberlin College 1977; MS University of Illinois 1979; PhD Stanford University 1984) is Professor Emeritus and Director of Intelligent Systems Research in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, where he joined the faculty in 1985. Dietterich has devoted his career to machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has authored more than 180 publications and two books. His research is motivated by challenging real world problems ranging from personal information management, to drug design, to sustainability, and most recently to problems in safe and robust artificial intelligence. Dietterich has also devoted many years of service to the research community. He is Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and he previously served as President of AAAI (2014-16) and as the founding president of the International Machine Learning Society (2001-08). Other major roles include Executive Editor of the journal Machine Learning (1992-98), co-founder of the Journal for Machine Learning Research (2000), and program chair of AAAI 1990 and NIPS 2000. He is currently the moderator for machine learning on arXiv. Dietterich is a Fellow of the ACM, AAAS, and AAAI.

    Website
  • Ruby Coworking: Sellwood Edition

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

  • Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

    Phase2

    Welcome back campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

    Please RSVP on meetup so we can get a head count.

    Website
  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Never Take The First Offer

    FINE

    Please RSVP on Eventbrite

    We’ve all been at the negotiation table, whether we choose to participate or not. While it’s easy to avoid this short-lived discomfort, doing so can cost the average person around $500,000 in lost income over the course of their lifetime. Making the decision to negotiate is the first step — this talk will help with the rest.

    In this talk, we will discuss the circumstances that have lead to the pervasive underpaying of minority groups; the ways that companies can improve the situation; and how we, as job seekers, can take the reins and better advocate for our own value.

    Tiberius Hefflin recently graduated from the University of West of Scotland with a degree in computer security. She has relocated to Portland, OR, where she evangelizes for privacy and security while contracting as a Security Evaluation Engineer at Intel. She is passionate about encouraging small children to take the plunge into STEM and about laughing at cats on the internet.

    She just stepped away from the negotiation table and was able to attain a 50% increase in pay. She will share the tools and tricks she used to get there:

    How you can use the same tools to be a confident negotiator during interviews and workplace reviews.

    How some psychological tricks can help boost your confidence and success.

    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
  • 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.

    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
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

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

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

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

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Jun 27 2017
    The User Experience: Agency vs. Corporate and Why You Should Care

    BridgePort Brew Pub

    Join AMA PDX on June 27 as we explore several characteristics of how our partner professionals who deliver User Experience (UX) think about how what they do differs in the agency and corporate settings. Moda Health’s UX Strategy and Design Director Ed Stojakovic brings his insights from working on both sides, and within several groups in these companies. This field has many new people looking at how to work with them or join them. If you currently work with UX teams or aspire to, this one's for you.

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event

    Please RSVP on Eventbrite

    Join us for happy hour at PricewaterhouseCoopers on June 27th.

    With summer upon us, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the end of the school year. We’ve all been students and many of us are parents, so we know how important education is and wanted to build our June event theme around it. The conversation starter this month is “If you were a high school student today, which class would you want to take?”

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

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

    • ​​Allie Foote, Advisory Manager at PwC, will discuss her dedication to continued education and ways to balance school and work.

    • Marie Xun Wang, Postdoctoral Researcher at OHSU, will give us pointers on transitioning out of school into the professional world.

    • Esbeida Ramos and Nikki Whitton, both STEM Event Coordinators at nConnect NW, will talk about preparing the future workforce.

    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.

    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
  • Donut.js

    We have monthly meet-ups with talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the wonderful places where those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come see some wonderful presentations, eat some donuts, and chat with friends.

    Website
  • SePoCoNi Reincarnation Teote Edition

    Come hang out with #pdxtech folks.

    Website
  • RainSec

    Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

    RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting. Preferably while drinking just enough to forget our day jobs.

    While this is a public event open to any interested parties, our target audience is experienced information security professionals.

    Follow @PDXRainSec for updates.

    This event is also on meetup.com. Invite your friends!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Wednesday
    Jun 28 2017
    Deep Learning Peer mentoring: Lessons 2 and 10

    PDX Code Guild

    This week we'll do Lesson 2 and Lesson 10. Pick which everyone you are comfortable with (or both) and work through the material and then come out and share your experiences and help others. For extra credit there are lots of variations you can implement as well as re-implement the code in pure TensorFlow and/or PyTorch.

    Website
  • OEN Workshop: Find Your Fans & Focus – How To Get More Customers and Read Their Minds

    Are you starting a new business but not sure how to get traction? This workshop is all about defining who exactly your customer is, and emotionally connecting the dots between what you offer and what they need or want. The result? Get more fans, followers, subscribers, and customers.

    We’ll teach you a step-by-step, proven framework you will use again and again! (In your customer definition. As you develop your products or services. In your web, blog, and print copy. Basically, everywhere.)

    In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

    • Define exactly who your target customer is (hint: it’s NOT “everyone”)
    • Hone in on what your target customer needs and wants – so you can deliver it
    • Attract, woo + win your target customers, so they want to work with you again and again
    • Learn a step-by-step blueprint that will enable you to pinpoint who you should be selling to, and why they need you.
    • Find the best free, simple, easy-to-use tools to get into the hearts and minds of your target customer
    • Use a simple recipe to describe exactly what you sell, and for whom

    Register at: http://bit.ly/oen-focus

    Website
  • Programming with Python

    Free Geek

    Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? Join us to learn Python at Free Geek!

    Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects. No prior programming experience required.

    If you can type, you can program!

    Website
  • Code Fellows PDX Info Session

    Code Fellows PDX

    Come by our campus in NW Portland (right across from Powell's Books) for a quick tour and Q&A about the program! If anything, come check out our sweet space and enjoy some air conditioning! 🌬

    Website
  • AEC VR - Portland

    ZGF

    This month we are talking about the many ways we can get data from the real world into our virtual environments. LIDAR, infrared, photogrammetry, point cloud, mesh. What does it all mean? What works or doesn't? What's easy and what's a pain in the ass? We've got demos and talks planned, but bring your questions, bring your scanning toys. Participation is welcome.

    Demo: Jonah Hawk and Ben Dienes https://www.zgf.com will be showing a site scanned into room-scale VR. They are ready to discuss getting drone licensing the process of getting drone photography into VR.

    Presentation: Jon Ellinger, certified photogrammetrist, on behalf of BD aerial, will be walking us through the available technology. What are he options and what are the tools. Paul Tice http://www.topa3d.com will dig into the processes and and using them in some example projects. Schedule:

    5:30 - Doors open, network, light snacks and drinks provided by ZGF. 6:00 - Presentations 7:00 - Demos and networking 8:00 - Go home

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 29 2017
    OEN 2017 Entrepreneurial Summit: Leap of Faith

    Whether it’s the decision to quit your day job and go all in, to make a major pivot, or to take on a new partner, entrepreneurship involves many leaps of faith.

    Join us at our 2017 Entrepreneurial Summit to hear stories from successful local entrepreneurs on the leaps of faith they have had to take, and whether success or disaster ensued. This year’s Summit will feature the founders of barre3, Ruby Receptionists, Society Nine, Panacea Valley Gardens, Harper’s Playground, and Sudara. The opening reception includes food, drinks, wine tasting, and networking opportunities.

    Cost: Early-bird registration is $45 for OEN members and $75 for non-members.

    Register at: http://bit.ly/oensummit2017

    Website
  • Camp Optimization Meet Up

    Assembly Lounge Bar

    We are all trying to innovate upon our optimization processes, but how do you actually make that happen?

    CEO of DevelopmentNow, Ben Strackany brings 20 years of startup and consulting experience to review case studies and techniques about how to optimize new product ideas. Come away with actionable strategies to use iteration, feedback loops and data to develop a Minimum Viable Product.

    Come network and share a beer with Portland's top digital marketing, design and optimization professionals at the Assembly Lounge Bar located at Washington High School on the second floor in Suite 213. Enter through the Marthas entrance on the first floor and take the elevator or stairs up to the second floor.

    Don’t forget to RSVP and spread the word. The first round of drinks is on us!

    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
  • BSD Pizza Night

    Pizza Roma

    A meeting of folks interested in Copy Free licenses, primarily BSD operating systems. We get together eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

  • Friday
    Jun 30 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 3-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 1

    Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

    Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


    This is Part 1 of a Three-Part series of talks.

    Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

    Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
    Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

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

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 1 2017
    Programming with JavaScript

    Free Geek

    Learn the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript programming language! By the end of this class, you will understand key concepts in programming, what JavaScript is and how it is used, and where to go to learn more about JavaScript.

    Website
  • Python Hardware Device Demo

    Hello from Garrett Broughton.

    Michael Wild is sharing his Python hardware device this week.

    If time permits, we'll also cover the beginning of our group Kaggle competition.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 3 2017
    Data Discussions - Excel: Love it or Hate it

    Cloudability

    Excel: Love it or Hate it

    Industry guest for the night is Microsoft Excel MVP Oz du Soleil.

    Details here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Data-Science-Group/events/240516883/

    *If you are viewing this event without enough time to register, don't worry about it, just come down. :]

    -Ian Frantz

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 5 2017
    CoffeeOps

    Simple Local Coffee

    Get together and talk shop with your fellow nerds. We tend to talk DevOps topics, but anything adjacent is also welcome. If enough people show up we'll follow the Lean Coffee format, otherwise we just hang out and talk.

    We're trying to get this together every other Wednesday morning. If you can't make this one but are interested, Tweet at @PDXCoffeeOps to let us know there's an audience.

  • OEN Office Hours at WeWork

    WeWork

    Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with a staff member from the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network about how to get started leveraging our network and resources. Make an appointment here: http://bit.ly/office-hrs-july

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 6 2017
    Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour

    Zidell Yards

    Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX Happy Hour!

    Our monthly happy hour brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

    ** NOTE: In addition to registering on MeetUp and telling us a bit about yourself, please also REGISTER for the event using this form. We apologize for the extra step, but this will help us expedite the sign in process at the entrance to the event.

    Want to introduce your startup or idea at this event?

    We have several open mic opportunities at each of our events. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group then please reach out to sbiber@otradi.org for more information.

    Event Sponsor

    A huge thanks to Amazon Web Services for generously sponsoring the event and providing a free drink ticket for each attendee.

    The Accelerate Biotech and Digital Health Happy Hour is a grassroots event organized by the Oregon Bioscience Incubator and the Technology Association of Oregon.

    Website
  • 1776 Challenge Cup Portland

    TBD

    1776 Challenge Cup is a global competition for the world’s most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes.

    To participate, apply before June 9, 2017 http://union.vc/2017-challenge-cup-portland

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 7 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 3-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 2

    Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

    Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


    This is Part 2 of a Three-Part series of talks.

    Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

    Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
    Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

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

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Website
  • AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: How Much Data Are We Gathering?

    How do we measure success? How do we measure success without data??

    Many teams forget to collect data about the work. In the heat of battle, data collection seems so much less important than getting the code cut and the customer satisfied. Folks, we need all kinds of help here.

    How do you collect data? Is it passive? Does it just happen as you work? How much data is laying around in your workplace just waiting to be scoped up, looked at, talked about, and learned from? How much better would your life be if you had real data to base your improvement plans and your problem solving on?

    Please come with your pointers, and stories, and techniques for collecting and using data with low pain and high value outcomes. Okay, tell us about the high pain and low value data collection experiences, too. After all, there's beer.

    We'll be in the back. We start on time and end on time. Please try to do likewise. RSVP's welcome but not required at agilepdxcoordinating@googlegroups.com.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 8 2017
    Code 101 - Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development

    Code Fellows PDX

    This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

    Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

    Website
  • AH10 Austin
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    Galvanize

    Over the years we’ve seen teams of coders, designers and entrepreneurs from around the world become Whole Developers, watched as their Thoughts Become Things, and proved that Anyone Can Code. We’ve seen the code commit moment over and over again. The “oh sh*t I hope this works” moment. The moment where you know your hopes and dreams of winning that prize, that spot in the accelerator, that idea validation, are all on the line.

    So, for our 10th Global Hackathon Series, we’re asking you to Commit To Your Code, and in turn commit to your project, a global ecosystem, yourself, your team, and your future.

    AH10 is here.

    Website

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