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  • Started Monday
    Jul 28 2014
    Siege Engine Workshop
    Periscope Books & Tutoring

    Your home may be your castle, but only if you can hold it against all comers. And since the best defense is a good offense, maybe the place to start is preemptively swiping theirs. If this sort of logic appeals to you (or if you just like the idea of turning sticks and ropes into machines that bash, toss and fling) you need to attend the Siege Engine Workshop. We'll construct working scale models of various ancient castle neutralization devices plus a pair of castle walls, learning some carpentry, history, ballistics, and physics along the way. Then it's war!

    • Cost: $250
    • Ages: 10-14 (or w/permission)
    • Instructor: Markus Roberts
    • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com
  • Started Thursday
    Jul 31 2014
    Jupiter Hotel

    CascadiaJS is a two-day, community-driven conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.

    It's a PNW nomadic conference, and in its 3rd year is setting up its hut in Portland.

  • Friday
    Aug 1 2014
    Ruby Co-Working

    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.

  • Galois tech talk: Vinyl: Records in Haskell & Type Theory

    Galois, Inc

    Abstract: Records in Haskell are notoriously difficult to compose; many solutions have been proposed. Vinyl lies in the space of library-level approaches, and addresses polymorphism, extensibility, effects and strictness. I describe how Vinyl approaches record families over arbitrary key spaces using a Tarski universe construction, as well as a method for immersing each field of a record in a chosen effect modality. Moreover, I give a characterization of records as sheaves of types, which provides a clear motivation for the safety of subtyping and coercion of records, and a path toward records with non-trivial topologies on their key spaces. Lastly, I describe an interpretation of Vinyl-style records into Type Theory as finite products over containers, leading to many possible and interesting extensions, such as compositional universes of polymorphic variants, as well as inductive and coinductive types.

    Bio: I'm an amateur type theorist who studied Historical Linguistics during my undergraduate at UC Berkeley, specializing in Ancient Greek, Sumerian, Akkadian and Anglo-Saxon. I'm particularly interested in type-theoretic syntax and semantics for natural language, and am presently exploring the use of multi-modal combinatory categorial grammar for interpreting the hyperbaton-rich syntax of ancient Indo-European languages. In addition to my interest in linguistics, I have become obsessed with extensionality, realizability and PER semantics for Martin-Löf Type Theory, and am currently trying to come up with an extension to Observational Type Theory which internalizes further extensional concepts, such as union, intersection, image and PER types whilst retaining decidability of type checking.

  • AgilePDX Downtown Pub Lunch: How Much Agility Is Enough?

    There are so many reasons that people decide to adopt agile principles, practices, and frameworks. Going fast is just one of them—though it may be the one that gets the most press.

    This Friday, let’s talk about “How much agility is enough” and everything that goes along with that. Why did your organization adopt agile? Why do you gravitate toward agile? Is there a personal benefit, or is it all about the business. And, if it’s all about the business, how does the group you work in define agility and how much is enough for them?

    Yes, we’re still meeting at Ringler’s on Burnside, still from 12p to 1p the first Friday of the month. That’s this Friday, 8/1.

    I have a meeting right up until 12p, so Phyl will be there to get you all started.

  • 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.



  • Saturday
    Aug 2 2014
    PyLadies Code & Learn

    26 Cafe

    Come code with us! All experience levels welcome. It's an opportunity to start and work on group projects together, or share something you've been working on with others.  If you're looking for inspiration or an idea to get going, we're happy to chat you up. General socializing is also encouraged.

  • CryptoParty

    Free Geek

    A decentralized, global initiative to introduce the most basic cryptography software and the fundamental concepts of their operation to the general public, such as the Tor anonymity network, public key encryption (PGP/GPG), and OTR (Off The Record messaging).

    CryptoParties are free to attend, public, and commercially and politically non-aligned.


Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Aug 4 2014
    Maker Monday- A Free Monthly Meet Up


    Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park 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!

    Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

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

  • 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.

  • PDX Women Founders Forum


    Hi All -

    Are you all ready for summer? Our August event is a summer cocktail party with several opportunities to connect, get to know each other more and catch up. In short, networking at its best.

    Success in business depends on the quality and quantity of our relationships. We are most of the time so busy running our businesses, that we don't focus enough energy on the critical aspect of building rapport. With the Women Founders Forum, we intend to create a place to share ideas, learn and grow our businesses. It's a place for building trusted professional relationships to further our business and professional development

    VENUE: AJ of AJC Photography (www.ajc-photography.com) has kindly offered her outdoor gallery space for our event. The address is 333 NW 9th St., but we'll have the doors open on the 10th avenue side. We'll be in the downstairs gallery space. It's in the same courtyard as Isabel Restaurant and Imelda's shoes, between NW Everett and Flanders. When you arrive you can buzz the concierge to be let in, or just come around to the 10th Avenue side where we'll have the gallery doors open. Event starts at 6pm with networking and goes on until later in the night... We'll conclude the evening with more networking until 9pm.

    Don't forget to register at: https://pdxwomenfoundersforum.eventbrite.com

  • PDX Puppet User Group: "Standardized Debugging Environments"

    Puppet Labs

    The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

    Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

    Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

    Agenda for August 4th

    Charlie Sharpsteen, Open Source Support Engineer at Puppet Labs, will be talking about "Standardized Debugging Environments: Taking the Friction Out of Ticket Investigation".

    In his talk, Charlie will cover the journey Puppet Labs has taken towards automating the setup of virtual sandboxes for exploration and ticket investigation.

    • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
    • 7:00 - 7:45: "Standardized Debugging Environments: Taking the Friction Out of Ticket Investigation" - Charlie Sharpsteen
    • 7:45 - 8:10: Talk TBA or Breakout Sessions
    • 8:10 - 8:15: Plan next agenda

    We're still looking for a second talk, so get in touch with kara @ puppetlabs.com if you're interested in talking (even briefly!) about how you're using Puppet. Also, let us know if you'd like to be on the schedule next month! You don't need to be an expert to speak - we love to hear about what folks are doing with Puppet.

    If you have an idea for what you would like to see presented, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

  • Drones, Big Data, and the Next Agricultural Revolution - Science Pub Portland

    This event is actually on the 4th of August! I double checked with the Hollywood Theater!

    Drones, Big Data, and the Next Agricultural Revolution

    Ryan M. Jenson, MS, mechanical engineer, CEO & Co-Founder, HoneyComb Corporation

    Aerial robotics and agriculture aren’t usually associated with one another, at least not yet. However, agriculture is projected to become the largest adopter of drone technology−surpassing all other use cases. To understand the transformation from military to the farm you need to understand the technology, its disruptive nature, and the intricacies of precision agriculture. In this talk Ryan Jenson will discuss drone-based applications, why they’re a game changer, and how drones will become a ubiquitous tool on the farm and in everyday life.

    Ryan is CEO & co-founder of HoneyComb Corporation which specializes in the development and application of drone technology and data services for precision agriculture. He has led HoneyComb to the forefront of the emerging space and is widely considered to be an expert in the technology, capabilities, and its global impact on agriculture. Over the past decade Ryan has played a key strategic and technology role across a range of projects with the USDA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, British Royal Navy, NASA and Fortune 500 companies. His experience encompasses agriculture, big data, remote sensing, aerospace systems, and software to name a few. Ryan holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering; along with a bachelor’s degree and minor in electrical engineering that he received at age 19. Today his name appears on over 30 publications & presentations and he routinely advises on business strategy, disruptive technology, and leadership.

    Science Pub Portland – Hollywood Theatre is a monthly event open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! $5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

    Questions? E-mail sciencepub@omsi.edu

  • Tuesday
    Aug 5 2014
    Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy - Risk, Rewards and Best Practices to Adopt

    Please join us for a two-part panel on August 5th as we explore the growing trend of using social media in a service setting.

    Panel 1: Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy: The Legal, Employee and Business Risks and Rewards

    Panel 2: Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy: Best Practices - What to Adopt and What to Avoid when Implementing a Social Strategy

    Panel I: The Legal, Employee and Business Risks and Rewards

    There’s a lot of buzz around using social media to add a value to your service strategy, but it is not risk free. Do you know some companies consider "connecting" with a client on a social media site as a breach of confidence? When you work in a regulated industry bound by HIPAA etc but your customers want to share their private information, how do you balance their needs with the business need to adhere to regulation? How much risk are you willing to take as an organization? Are you even the right business to be adopting a social medial service strategy?

    Learn about some of these risks and rewards as you embark or enhance your service strategy as it relates to social media.


    Jean Ohman Back, Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt- As a member of Schwabe’s Litigation Section and the Labor and Employment practice group, Jean advises employers about state and federal employment laws.

    Jean will discuss the legal risks for employers based on employee use of social media and how to mitigate risks when employees are not trained to understand the guidelines of what's appropriate. She will also share examples of where employees have misfired and what employers have done to manage damage control and avoid future risks.

    Jeremy Solly, Social Media Manager, Cambia Health Solutions – As an experienced marketing strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for utilizing innovative technology, Jeremy has spent his 7 years in online content curation, web development, email marketing, SEO, key account sales, social media strategy, and marketing and public relations for both the B2C and B2B industries.

    Jeremy will discuss why it’s important to give your customers the choice to use social as a vehicle to engage with your service department, even in industries with tight regulations and controls on data, such as the health care industry.

    David Kastendick, Social Customer Delivery Manager with Adobe Systems - As a leader within Adobe's Customer Care group, David has focused on evangelizing the use of social media as a support engagement platform.

    David will discuss the factors that must be considered when an enterprise chooses to start supporting customers via social channels.

    Moderator: Claire Hernandez, Client Services Consultant

    Panel 2: Best Practices - What to Adopt and What to Avoid when Implementing a Social Strategy

    Now that you've decided to add social to your overall services strategy, how do you implement it effectively? Find out what measurements make sense to track and how to get your employees ready. Hear how to engage your customers and find out how to reduce call volume while increasing customer satisfaction. Learn from a panel of services department executives on what's worked, what hasn't, and the overall impact on their customers and their companies.


    Adam Mertz, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Jive Software - Adam has worked with hundreds of companies as they plan and implement social strategies. Adam leads Jive's go-to-market plans for the JiveX customer and partner community platform, and also works analysts focused on social for prospect, customer, partner and employee uses.

    Adam will discuss the enormous rewards that can come from changing the way companies engage customers. Adam will provide examples of companies effectively turning their customers into an extension of their support team, and in the process achieving double-digit percentage improvements in 3 key areas: 1) Lower support calls and cases 2) Higher customer satisfaction 3) Accelerated new and repeat sales.

    Michelle Mattson, Sr. Manager - Social Customer Support, T-Mobile - T-Mobile has been busy disrupting the marketplace by making Un-carrier moves that are forcing the other guys to try to compete with its strong data network, no contracts, and Un-carrier pricing. With each Un-carrier move, it is imperative that T-Mobile is ready to answer questions, resolve issues and engage with the excitement across its social media properties.

    Michelle will cover how T-Mobile’s social customer support (T-Force) team has evolved in the social media space over the past 2 years and how they’re more focused now than ever with companies bold Un-carrier movement.

    Moderator: Chris Adamek, Managing Director, ACME Business Consulting

    When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Time: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM Where: The Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $35 Members, $55 Nonmembers

    Series Sponsor: HealthSparq

    Sponsorships available. Contact kari.naone@techoregon.org.

  • Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

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


    • Markus Roberts: "Thinking Outside the Framework"
    • Brent Miller: "Interfaces change
 your brain”
    • Jason Clark: Shoes hackathon

    Jason will give an intro to the Shoes codebase, then folks can hack and answer questions together.

    Try to have the following installed in advance. Jason can help if you have problems with these during the hack, but otherwise it'll save a lot of hacking time.

    • A recent 1.7.x JRuby installed (this is the big one)
    • Clone of https://github.com/shoes/shoes4
    • bundle install on JRuby from the shoes4 source directory
    • Try running bin/shoes samples/simple-face.rb from the shoes4 directory and should see an app launch.

    You're welcome to hack on non-Shoes stuff too. If anyone would like to lead a different hack session, let us know!

    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!

  • PADNUG August - Scott Hanselman on Visual Studio vNext!

    Scott Hanselman will show us what's new for Microsoft developers since last year and thoroughly entertain us in his great style! It will be a bonus that this comes on the heels of our Xamarin month!

    6:00 - Pizza and mingling
    6:30 - Presentation intro
    7:00 - Main Presentation
    8:30 - After words gathering (location TBD)

  • Write The Docs PDX: Network with the PDX Technical Writing Community

    Puppet Labs

    Our first two Meetups had so much content that we did not have much time to network. So I'd like to try an enhanced Networking Meetup, where we talk about our topics of concern.

    I want us to have time to talk to each other, to find out what we do, perhaps to ask how we might address common issues.

    So come to the Write The Docs Meetup on Tuesday August 5. Ask your fellow writer about any topic that you've heard during our Meetups, or more.

    Suggested topics:

    DITA Markdown User feedback on documents Style guides RESTful APIs Docs in a world of JIRAs Why we call ourselves “documentarians”

    and of course, “be-verbs”

    In addition, several of us work for companies who are hiring writers. If you want to hear about what companies look for in writers, come to the Meetup.

    As before, we will have snacks provided by ForgeRock, along with the drinks / meeting room provided by Puppet Labs.

  • MaptimePDX

    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!


    • Lyzi Diamond will lead a Map Basics session
    • Show and Tell - Show us your cool maps and mapping apps!

    Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

  • Portland Bitcoin Group

    Portland Bitcoin Group will be meeting here on the first and third Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. We hope that this can become a venue for bitcoin enthusiasts to meet and trade bitcoins and experiences.

    These are exciting times for Bitcoin. Come be a part of the new way to think about money!

  • Wednesday
    Aug 6 2014

    Come join us for the eighth annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

    CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

    Don’t forget your socks!


    5:00 - 6:30- CHIFOOd Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes Please join us before the “meeting” to enjoy food and beverages at Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes, 3031 SE Powell Blvd.

    6:30 - 7:00- “Registration” Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes Registration and bowling at Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes, 3031 SE Powell Blvd.,on Powell across from HUB Brewing.

    7:00 - 8:30- “Meeting” Meeting followed by vigorous frivolity and fun. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chifoo-bowling-2014-tickets-12195989533?aff=es2&rank=1

  • Thursday
    Aug 7 2014
    TiE Pearl Pitch Club

    TiE Pearl Incubator
    It's time for another Pitch Club!

    TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start.

    Use this opportunity to practice pitches, for instance for Startup Weekend, PitchFest, the PDC Startup PDX Challenge, or to sell to customers, attract co-founders or raise funds for your startup.

    Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching. Or come to provide feedback and learn from others.

    TiE Pearl Pitch Club is here for you! Let us know what you would like to practice.

    We provide refreshments, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.

    Please register through website link above. TiE Members: FREE; public: $25
  • UnityPDX Presentation from Unity Developer Evangelist!

    New Relic

    This is a special Unity meetup!

    Unity Evangelist Mark Schoennagel will be presenting August 7th a sneak-peak look at Unity 5.0! Mark will be showing off some of the new Physical Based Rendering tools as well as taking a look at upcoming Image Based Light support. Other 5.0 features such as new 2D colliders, enhancements to Mecanim and WebGL support will also be shown.

    With the new GUI system coming soon in Unity 4.6 Mark will also be showing how to build GUI’s with the new tools.

    This is your chance to meet and ask questions with someone who works for Unity. Please RSVP early so we can get a good headcount to accommodate everyone!

  • Portland Linux/Unix Group

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

    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

    Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

  • Gitxploration

    Let's poke Git until it breaks, and then fix it together!

  • Friday
    Aug 8 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.

  • Galois tech talk: Verifying C programs in Coq using VST

    Galois, Inc

    abstract: C programs are notoriously difficult to reason about, either for safety or full functional correctness. Even with a program logic powerful enough to prove the necessary properties, the proof has the assumption that the compiler behaves exactly the way it is expected to. Verified Software Toolchain (VST) answers this problem by providing a logic specified at the source level that proves properties about generated assembly code. It is proved sound w.r.t. the operational semantics of C, the same operational semantics compiled by the proved-correct CompCert verified optimizing C compiler. Both of those proofs are machine-checked in Coq, an interactive proof assistant. This talk will present the basics of VST, followed by an example proof of a C program.

    bio: Josiah (Joey) Dodds is an intern at Galois for the summer, researching the verification of cryptographic libraries. After the summer he will return to finish his PhD at Princeton, where he has been verifying information-flow properties and C programs in Coq.

  • Saturday
    Aug 9 2014
    PyLadies Code & Learn

    26 Cafe

    Come code with us! All experience levels welcome. It's an opportunity to start and work on group projects together, or share something you've been working on with others.  If you're looking for inspiration or an idea to get going, we're happy to chat you up. General socializing is also encouraged.

  • Sunday
    Aug 10 2014
    Calagator Code Sprint

    New Relic

    Come hack on this here website.

  • Monday
    Aug 11 2014
    Cascadia Ruby 2014
    Mark Building, Portland Art Museum

    Cascadia Ruby is a two-day, single-track, regional conference for Rubyists from the Pacific Northwest and the people who love them.

    Wondering what to expect? Take a look at the talks recorded at Cascadia Ruby 2011, 2012 and 2013.

  • Fun And Games In Python
    Periscope Books & Tutoring

    The dominant programming language in research laboratories is also quite handy for writing games. It's easy to learn and will help you develop good programming habits. Python is a highly structured object oriented programing language which is used in everything from web sites such as Gmail and YouTube to robots, medical equipment, scientific instruments, 3D animation software...and of course GAMES. One week won't make you an expert, but with the provided text book (yours to keep) and on-line resources, you can continue to progress on your own. No programming experience required.

    • Cost: $250
    • Ages: 13-18 (or w/permission)
    • Instructor: Markus Roberts
    • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com
  • FutureTalk Summer Series with Trace Smith

    New Relic

    How Next Glass Combines Science, Machine Learning, and Augmented Reality to Empower Consumers

    Next Glass was founded in 2012 on the premise of using science and software to ensure beer and wine drinkers never taste another bad beverage. Through patent-pending technology, Next Glass is cataloging the taste profiles of tens of thousands of bottles of beer and wine by chemically extracting the “DNA” of each using high-res accurate mass spectrometry to develop the world’s only Genome Cellar™. These pure and objective taste profiles (we collect tens of thousands of data points from each bottle of beer and wine) are then coupled with sophisticated machine-learning software and user preference data to create an incredibly accurate recommendation and discovery engine. Next Glass leverages augmented reality functionality to deliver these highly-accurate wine and beer recommendations to users on their mobile devices.

    Trace will explain how each of these elements (science, machine learning, and augmented reality) benefit beer and wine consumers and how Next Glass stumbled upon the idea to combine them to do so.

    Be one of the first to demo this app live at the event, and receive priority access to the beta later this month!

    Doors will open at 5:30p. The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Trace Smith is the Chief Operating Officer at Next Glass. Prior to joining Next Glass, Trace was an Associate with Quad-C Management, a billion-dollar private equity fund specializing in investing in profitable businesses valued between $50 million and $500 million and growing them in partnership with management. During his time at Quad-C, he closed two leveraged recapitalizations, one buy-side transaction, and one dividend recapitalization, in addition to his other responsibilities, which included evaluating potential leveraged buyout transactions and monitoring Quad-C's portfolio companies. Prior to joining Quad-C in 2012, Smith was a Senior Analyst at Fennebresque & Co., where he focused on advisory work in transactions including mergers and acquisitions and private capital raises across multiple industries. Trace graduated summa cum laude with honors in finance from Wake Forest University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a graduate of Woodberry Forest School, where he was a Noland Fellow.

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

  • 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.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 12 2014
    Westside PubTalk

    Growing A Company Without Investors. Hear from successful entrepreneurs who have build businesses without outside investor money. 5PM to 6 PM networking and food, 6 PM to 7 PM program. $15 includes food and one drink ticket. Sponsored by the Oregon Technology Business Center. Register at www.otbc.org

  • pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)

    New Relic

    Tail-call optimization in gcc Functional languages like Scheme, Haskell and OCaml are commonly known to do optimization of tail-call recursive functions, but did you know that gcc also does TCO if you specify -O2 or greater? We'll take a look at what it means for a function to be tail-call recursive as well as look at an example and the generated assembly code with and without TCO. If there's time I'll discuss how to turn a recursive function into a tail-call recursive one.

    Bio: Phil Tomson has been getting paid to program for well over 20 years now. Before that he did hardware development. The longer he does software development, the less he realizes he knows about software development.

  • UX Happy Hour

    August means we're rotating back to the Pearl! Come hang out with a bunch of UXers (or UX enthusiasts) and enjoy some tasty beverages after work.

    To help us figure out how big a table we need at Bluehour, you can optionally RSVP.

    UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design. There are no talks or presentations; it’s just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

  • Wednesday
    Aug 13 2014
    Startup Happy Hour

    Startup Happy Hour is a get-together for Portland's startup community, taking place every other Wednesday at a rotating brewpub.

    This is a purely social event — no nametags, no presentations, just hanging out with awesome people in a friendly, casual setting.

  • Python Monthly Project + Study Night

    Urban Airship Inc

    Let's get together to build cool stuff and study Python.

    Bring your computer and your Python projects and come hack with us from 6:30-8:30pm on second Wednesdays!


    Never written Python before? No problem. There will be Pythonistas at the ready to mentor beginners. Anyone at any level of Python experience is welcome and invited to join us!


    **Note: Please RSVP if you're planning to come so we can set up the right number of tables and chairs. :)

  • Thursday
    Aug 14 2014
    Coffee w/ Co-Founders IV

    Coffee w/ Co-Founders was an event created to give Founders a venue to talk about challenges, issues, and what's working. It's a way to network and build on the ecosystem that makes Portland an incredible place to start a business.

    This is completely informal. Come by, drink coffee, hang out, but most of all, have fun meeting new people who are passionate about what they're working on!

  • Portland Commodore Users Group

    Our group specializes in Commodore 64, SX-64, Commodore Vic-20, Commodore 128 and other Commodore computers. We meet regularly to discuss ideas, code, brainstorm projects, participate in the scene, and play games.

  • Joomla! PDX

    Free Geek

    Joomla!PDX meets at Free Geek monthly to discuss different aspects of the the Joomla! CMS. We are always welcome to experienced programmers, novices, and beginners alike. Even if you're just curious about Joomla! come join us and see what managing web content is all about.

  • UI developer toolkit: tooling, performance and boilerplates.

    There’s a military adage prior preparation prevents poor performance. It’s something we can apply to all parts of our lives and work.

    It’s especially true when designing and building a web UI. In this talk we will explore the tools, methods and schleppy pre-work interaction designers and UI developers can do to move from paper to style guide to interactive prototype.