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  • Sunday
    May 20 2018
    PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

    The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

    Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

    If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

    We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

    There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Monday
    May 21 2018
    2018 Spring Training: IT Security and Audit Symposium
    through
    Clackamas Community College - Wilsonville

    Spring Training

    Day 1:

    1) Keynote: Blockchain: More that Cryptocurrency: Michael Reed (Intel)

    Presentation on the origin of blockchain technologies and its evolution to a key technology in pursuit of increased efficiencies and new business models. Is your enterprise ready for blockchain?

    2) Micro Segmentation and Cloud-A blueprint for protecting your golden egg: Tyler Hardison (RedHawk Security) (EVENT SPONSOR)

    3) Benefiting from PCI – Even if Compliance is Not Required: Bowe Hoy (Sword&Shield) and Mike Griffin (Circle K Stores, Inc.)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) can be beneficial to your organization, even if compliance to it is not a requirement. PCI DSS features a number of valuable guidelines to help your organization improve its security posture, technology auditing, and business operations. This session will help you understand the key components of PCI DSS and how your organization can benefit from implementing it. You will receive practical lessons through case studies about organizations that have successfully implemented PCI DSS. Whether these organizations were required to comply with PCI DSS, or chose to adopt it – they became a better organization because of it. And you can learn how to do the same for your organization.

    4) Certificate Security and Frameworks for a Public CA: Derek Thomas and Scott Perry

    As the ubiquity of on-line shopping continues to amplify our digital environment, ensuring a trusted on-line transaction becomes critical to building the brand loyalty and experience once relished within the physical brick and mortar retailer. The ability to ensure a trusted and secure transaction is not new, however the scrutiny placed on that trust is at an all time high with significant changes in the issuing community and the scrutiny ensuing from the browser community for secure and reliable trusted certificates.

    In this presentation, Scott Perry, Partner and Derek Thomas, Managing Director, of Scott Perry CPA, one of six licensed CPA firms performing Certificate Authority audits, will discuss the changing landscape of on-line transactional trust and the requirements of Certificate Authorities. The presentation will include a discussion and overview of an established but less known framework for evaluating and auditing the performance of Certificate Authority practices and considerations applied to evaluating the security of your on-line transactions.

    Day 2: 5 Sessions: Various Presenters

    5) Current Economics of Cyber: David Hobbs: Radware

    Often we discuss the changing threat landscape from a pure technical or vulnerability picture, however this does an injustice to element of ease, cost and access to attacks. This presentation will provide attendees with an up-to-date picture of the rapidly changing landscape of attack tools and services, the buying criteria and locations for these the tools and ease of use. In addition, the presentation will provide an understanding of how the combination of the proliferation of these tools and their corresponding use has dramatically changed the dynamics of the return on defense strategies. This presentation will provide unique insight into the world of the Darknet, specific customer attack stories, new economic models of measuring security deployments and a refreshed look at how controls should be deployed going forward.

    6) Cyber War Chronicles - Stories From the Virtual Trenches (ERT Report 2017): David Hobbs: Radware

    From information shared by over 1250 companies on their top concerns, we talk about what happened in 2017 and predict the top trends of 2018 in cyber security. The first half of 2017 saw a continuation of some cyber-security threats, as well as the emergence of some attack types and trends. Ransom attacks, political hacks, and new dynamics around the accessibility and capability of attack tools have added even more challenges to security. This session will explore some of the latest evolutions of the threat landscape, through a combination of market intelligence, real-world case studies, and direct insights from those on the front lines of cyber-security.

    7) OWASP Updated Top10: Alex Ivkin (ISACA Board)

     A detailed technical review of the OWASP top 10.
    

    8) The Value of Cyber Certifications: Alex Ivkin (ISACA Board)

    9) Fraud Audit in a Digital Environment: Sarah Dalton: E&Y

    CPE: 14 CPE

    Cost:

    Regular Pricing: On or After 4/20/18:

    ISACA or IIA Member: $185

    Non-Member: $225

    We hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Breaking Telco Monopoly Power through Public Ownership of Infrastructure

    We have a problem with federal telecommunications policy in the US. The problem is that federal regulators have decided that, instead of regulating, they would rely on competition, but competition doesn't occur naturally because of the de facto requirement to build your own infrastructure in order to compete. This leaves users vulnerable to economic predation by the owners of the infrastructure.

    Municipal Broadband PDX is a newly formed group that wants to solve this problem by creating a publicly-owned network infrastructure.

    Russell Senior, a member of Municipal Broadband PDX and president of the Personal Telco Project, has been advocating for this type of infrastructure for years. He'll talk to us about federal policy, the monopolistic conditions that result, and the abuses those monopolistic conditions allow. He'll also explain how a public telecommunications utility solves these problems and what such a network might look like. There will be a short video included in the presentation.

    Please join us for this informative presentation and discussion! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

    Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors 6:10 PM: Introductions and news 6:15 PM: Presentation 7:15 PM: Q&A 7:30 PM: Wrap up and networking

    Bio: Russell Senior has been involved with the Personal Telco Project since 2005. The Personal Telco Project is a volunteer-based non-profit in Portland, founded in November 2000, that cares about network freedom. We operate public-access wifi networks in about about 60 locations around the area, where other volunteers have agreed to host them (you can too!). About 120,000 unique devices connect to our networks annually. About 5,000 of those are habitual users. If you connect to one of our networks, we don't know who you are, and we don't care what you do; we just ask you not to get the host of the network in trouble. Russell has been President of Personal Telco since 2009.

    Russell has had a 20+ year career as a research programmer and data manager. He did a 13-month hitch at the National Science Foundation funded Science and Technology Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction in 2015-2016 and got to work on ocean glider and fixed station measurement data. He did a week-long research cruise from Newport, Oregon to about Longview, Washington on the Columbia River, mapping the ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore mesh network they use, as well as participating in vertical profiling of the ocean, estuary and river waters. Russell has been using Linux since 1992 and has been doing embedded Linux programming, primarily OpenWrt/LEDE on wireless routers for over a decade and has helped develop wifi-based consumer products.

    By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

    {short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

    Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

    Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

    Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Monday
    May 21 2018
    2018 Spring Training: IT Security and Audit Symposium
    through
    Clackamas Community College - Wilsonville

    Spring Training

    Day 1:

    1) Keynote: Blockchain: More that Cryptocurrency: Michael Reed (Intel)

    Presentation on the origin of blockchain technologies and its evolution to a key technology in pursuit of increased efficiencies and new business models. Is your enterprise ready for blockchain?

    2) Micro Segmentation and Cloud-A blueprint for protecting your golden egg: Tyler Hardison (RedHawk Security) (EVENT SPONSOR)

    3) Benefiting from PCI – Even if Compliance is Not Required: Bowe Hoy (Sword&Shield) and Mike Griffin (Circle K Stores, Inc.)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) can be beneficial to your organization, even if compliance to it is not a requirement. PCI DSS features a number of valuable guidelines to help your organization improve its security posture, technology auditing, and business operations. This session will help you understand the key components of PCI DSS and how your organization can benefit from implementing it. You will receive practical lessons through case studies about organizations that have successfully implemented PCI DSS. Whether these organizations were required to comply with PCI DSS, or chose to adopt it – they became a better organization because of it. And you can learn how to do the same for your organization.

    4) Certificate Security and Frameworks for a Public CA: Derek Thomas and Scott Perry

    As the ubiquity of on-line shopping continues to amplify our digital environment, ensuring a trusted on-line transaction becomes critical to building the brand loyalty and experience once relished within the physical brick and mortar retailer. The ability to ensure a trusted and secure transaction is not new, however the scrutiny placed on that trust is at an all time high with significant changes in the issuing community and the scrutiny ensuing from the browser community for secure and reliable trusted certificates.

    In this presentation, Scott Perry, Partner and Derek Thomas, Managing Director, of Scott Perry CPA, one of six licensed CPA firms performing Certificate Authority audits, will discuss the changing landscape of on-line transactional trust and the requirements of Certificate Authorities. The presentation will include a discussion and overview of an established but less known framework for evaluating and auditing the performance of Certificate Authority practices and considerations applied to evaluating the security of your on-line transactions.

    Day 2: 5 Sessions: Various Presenters

    5) Current Economics of Cyber: David Hobbs: Radware

    Often we discuss the changing threat landscape from a pure technical or vulnerability picture, however this does an injustice to element of ease, cost and access to attacks. This presentation will provide attendees with an up-to-date picture of the rapidly changing landscape of attack tools and services, the buying criteria and locations for these the tools and ease of use. In addition, the presentation will provide an understanding of how the combination of the proliferation of these tools and their corresponding use has dramatically changed the dynamics of the return on defense strategies. This presentation will provide unique insight into the world of the Darknet, specific customer attack stories, new economic models of measuring security deployments and a refreshed look at how controls should be deployed going forward.

    6) Cyber War Chronicles - Stories From the Virtual Trenches (ERT Report 2017): David Hobbs: Radware

    From information shared by over 1250 companies on their top concerns, we talk about what happened in 2017 and predict the top trends of 2018 in cyber security. The first half of 2017 saw a continuation of some cyber-security threats, as well as the emergence of some attack types and trends. Ransom attacks, political hacks, and new dynamics around the accessibility and capability of attack tools have added even more challenges to security. This session will explore some of the latest evolutions of the threat landscape, through a combination of market intelligence, real-world case studies, and direct insights from those on the front lines of cyber-security.

    7) OWASP Updated Top10: Alex Ivkin (ISACA Board)

     A detailed technical review of the OWASP top 10.
    

    8) The Value of Cyber Certifications: Alex Ivkin (ISACA Board)

    9) Fraud Audit in a Digital Environment: Sarah Dalton: E&Y

    CPE: 14 CPE

    Cost:

    Regular Pricing: On or After 4/20/18:

    ISACA or IIA Member: $185

    Non-Member: $225

    We hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 22 2018
    Free In-Memory Data Grids Training (Hazelcast Essentials Training)

    PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST REGISTER AT THE LINK BELOW TO ATTEND https://hazelcast.com/events/free-instructor-led-training-portland/

    Hazelcast Essentials Training Overview:

    Hazelcast Essentials is a course designed for Java Developers looking to take their first steps in understanding In-Memory Data Grids (IMDG). By the end of the course the attendee will be able to construct Hazelcast Clusters and deliver basic caching services.

    The candidates should be familiar with Core Java concepts and APIs (collections, concurrency). Students will be introduced to the fundamental features of Hazelcast and how they may be applied to solve various use cases. This course is suitable for Developers and Architects with no prior or very basic knowledge of Hazelcast.

    AGENDA:

    Topics to be covered in the training: Hazelcast Architecture Cluster formation with various discovery mechanisms Cluster deployment strategies Fault Tolerance and Failure Recovery Distributed operations: Caching, Computing and Messaging Distributed Caching: IMap Partitioning and Replication Persistence High Density Memory Store and Hot Restart Hazelcast Serialization

    WHAT TO BRING: Bring your laptop, prepared with: A recent Java 8 JDK Your IDE of choice installed – IntelliJ Idea, Eclipse, NetBeans etc. Download lab code from https://github.com/hazelcast/training/tree/master/essentials Build the labs using Maven or Gradle and set as Java project

    Website
  • Welcome to Silicon Forest

    Atmosera

    Passionate About Growing Your Tech Company in the Silicon Forest? Join us for a Spring celebration!

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

    This event will celebrate the tech industry represented in the Beaverton and Hillsboro area!

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

    Join us on Tuesday, May 22nd to meet new tech in town and hear from valuable resources to get you settled.

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) May Happy Hour

    Expensify

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-may-happy-hour-tickets-44921186478] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for happy hour at Expensify on May 22nd.

    There is always so much going on at work and in our personal lives. We are curious — how do you do it? This month we want to hear from you about balancing the stress of constant growth. We will spark the conversation with our prompt “How do you balance stress with self care?”

    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 Expensify, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

    Deborah Ivanoff, Life Coach, will share how to prevent stress from hijacking your success.

    Judy Ossello, Writerloop Consulting, President will talk about managing the stress of constant change, whether at work or home.

    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 our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

    Agenda:

    4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

    5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

    6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, on the 2nd, mezzanine and 3rd floors

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: The building elevators are not up to ADA code (wheel in and turn around) but all of our floors are ADA. However getting to our floors via elevator is doable, just not up to code. Let us know if we should prepare for this.

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes

    Q: What is the parking situation?
    A: No on-site parking

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes

    Q. Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

    Purpose:

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

    Website
  • Elements of a successful AI/Deep Learning project

    Please register here: https://www.meetup.com/Data-Driven-PDX/events/250626939

    AI & Machine Learning are delivering benefits to more organizations every day. We will explore:

    Where do I start? How deep learning can be applied Best practices for getting started Decisions you need to make Proof of concept options Cloud, on-premises or hybrid? Resources available to you, and next steps We'll have beer, of course, food, networking, plus a great talk followed by Q&A featuring an AI expert from Skymind. Happy Hour starts at 5. The talk will start at 6 sharp.

    Sponsors: Skymind, Pure Storage, Kovarus, Heceta Group

    Speaker Biography:

    Chris Nicholson CEO & Co-founder, Skymind (https://skymind.ai/)

    Chris is the CEO and co-founder of Skymind, an open-source artificial intelligence company backed by Y Combinator, Ron Conway's SV Angel and Ray Lane. Chris worked as a journalist for over a decade, covering business and tech for The New York Times and Bloomberg News. He attended Deep Springs College, holds a degree in economics, and lives in the Bay Area.

    Skymind is the leading open-source AI company, creator of Deeplearning4j and the Skymind Intelligence Layer (SKIL), an enterprise distribution for machine learning. It is Red Hat for AI, building machine-learning solutions for the Fortune 2000. Skymind supports companies applying AI to business problems that range from fraud detection to healthcare solutions to smart robots.

    Website
  • Start Here: Code Your Own Website

    North Portland Library

    Want to learn a little coding? This class will give you an understanding of how HTML, CSS and JavaScript work to make a webpage display and function.

    By the end of class, you will be able to:

    • Construct a simple, static web page

    • Modify CSS files to change the appearance of your site

    • Know what DOM is, and

    • Write very simple JavaScript to interact with the DOM of your browser.

    This class is for beginners!

    Website
  • OWASP Chapter Meeting - Pen Testing: How to Get Bigger Bang for your Buck

    Panel Discussion - Join local industry practitioners as they discuss the best practices used in getting superior results from your Pen Testing. Also share your ideas on Dos and Dont's of Pen testing.

    Moderator - Brian Ventura

    Panelists - Alexie Kojenov, Ian Melven, Benny Zhao, and Scott Cutler

    Alexei Kojenov is a Senior Application Security Consultant with years of prior software development experience. During his career with IBM, he gradually moved from writing code to breaking code. Since late 2016, Alexei has been working as a consultant at Aspect Security, helping businesses identify and fix vulnerabilities and design secure applications. Aspect Security was recently acquired by Ernst&Young and joined EY Advisory cybersecurity practice.

    Ian Melven is Principal Security Engineer at New Relic. He has worked in security for almost 20 years, including roles at Mozilla, Adobe, McAfee and @stake.

    Benny Zhao is a Security Engineer at Jive Software. His experience focuses on identifying code vulnerabilities and securing software by building tools to help automate security testing.

    Scott Cutler has been interested in computer security since he was a kid, and started attending DefCon in 2004. He got his Computer Science degree from UC Irvine in 2009 while working for the on-campus residential network department for 4 years. After graduating he worked first as QA for a SAN NIC card manufacturer, then switched to essentially create their DevOps program from scratch. From these jobs he has gained a lot of experience with networking, build processes, Linux/Unix administration and scripting, and Python development. In 2012 Scott began working in the security field full time as a FIPS, Common Criteria, and PCI Open Protocol evaluator for InfoGard Laboratories (now UL Transaction Security). During this time he got his OSCP and a good understanding of federal security requirements, assessment processes, and documentation (ask him about NIST SPs!). In 2015 scott switched over to Aspect Security (now EY) to put his OSCP to good use and became a full-time application security engineer, doing pen-tests as well as developing both internal and external training.

    Website
  • JavaScript and the Internet of Things Meetup - JavaScript and the Internet of Things May Meetup

    Mozilla

    ** IMPORTANT VENUE CHANGE - WE'RE AT MOZILLA FROM APRIL - JUNE **

    Agenda

    6:30 Arrive and Networking

    6:45 Show and Tell

    What have you been working on since the last meetup? Come and share what you've done. No project too small. A blinking LED is awesome!

    7:15 Talk - TBD

    8:00 Networking

    Community Links

    Join the conversation in the JS IoT Slack Channel (https://jsot-slack.herokuapp.com/)!

    Contribute to the JSoT Glossary (https://github.com/lyzadanger/JSoT)!

    Attendees, sponsors and speakers agree to abide by the code of conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org/).

    A huge thanks to Mozilla for the venue and providing food!

    Website
  • STAR Voting: Strategy and Teamwork Meeting

    STAR Voting for Multnomah County seeks to replace our broken "First Past The Post" vote tallying system with Score Then Automatic Runoff. Come join other Portland area technologists at the intersection of math and politics to discuss the path to a November ballot measure.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 23 2018
    Django Girls Portland Workshop

    OpenHaus Portland

    Django Girls PDX, its a free one day workshop aimed at Women and Non-Binary Folk, to introduce them to code via Django and python in a friendly environment.

    *SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE APPLY TODAY: https://djangogirls.org/portland/**

    *APPLICATIONS CLOSE 05/23/2018**

  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Creative Women in Tech

    Quango Inc.

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-creative-women-in-tech-tickets-45042852384] is required to gain entry to this event

    For the second installment of PDXWIT Women in Technology in the Creative Industry sponsored by Portland Ad Federation, we are focusing on Lessons in Failure.

    We all fail at some point, but what matters most is if you learn from it, right?

    Join us for a night of storytelling from a group of innovative women in the tech & creative industries. They will share not only their failures, but how they grew from them. It will surely be an evening of inspiration.

    Panelists for the evening will be:

    Lynn Le - Founder of Society Nine

    Eugenie Jolivett Fontana

    Paige Hudson - Creative Director at Struck

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Door open / Networking

    6:00 p.m. - Introduction

    6:15 p.m. - Panel Begins

    7:15 p.m. - Panel ends / Q&A starts

    7:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: There are 24 parking spots right in front of the building and additional visitor parking a bit further off.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes. Bike parking is located in an underground parking garage but attendees will have to enter through the main entrance on the ground floor (not via the elevators in the parking garage).

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: There is a streetcar stop a couple of blocks away so getting here by public transit is easy.

    Purpose:

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

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

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 24 2018
    Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • Programming with JavaScript 2

    Free Geek

    This class builds on the concepts introduced in Programming with Javascript 1 by exploring advanced data types (arrays and objects) and some of the language’s built-in functions called methods. Students will get a brief introduction to these ideas and then begin applying them hands-on through a series of mini projects.

    By the end of this class, students will understand the purpose of and how to use loops, prototype methods, arrays and objects in Javascript. They will also learn where to find more information about these concepts and how to continue their studies on their own.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with JavaScript 1, typing skills

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

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

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

    Website
  • Friday
    May 25 2018
    AgilePDX Westside Cafe: How purely should agile processes be followed?

    How purely should a team follow their chosen agile process?

    If you've ever struggled with holding the line on practices that don't support your agile journey, or you feel like most agile processes are too rigid and -need- to be modified; join us for an in-depth lunchtime discussion.

    You've just started your agile transformation, or perhaps a couple of years into it, then feel the tug back into the way things have "always been done." The arguments seem logical. Should you change your process to match your company or should you stick to your agile process? What disadvantages are there for making Agile fit into a company’s needs?

    Maybe you are doing project work instead of product work. Perhaps your industry is heavily regulated or hardware centric. It's unclear how pure agile would fit your situation. Is ‘some’ Agile better than none or is it dangerous? How do you identify when you are losing the benefits of Agile as you try to adapt it to your situation?

    Or possibly you are just the opposite, you've been successful when others were sure agile wouldn't work! Come and learn from your peers about when and how to protect your agile practice.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 26 2018
    Ever heard of Computer Sign Language Translation?

    Ming Rutur plans to share her project research on Sign Language Recognition. What an exciting time computers can translate for us so quickly and automatically. Ming has a Github project she can share with us if you're interested.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Free Knowledge Mission is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://appear.in/knowledgemavens

    Join us at TVF&R Station 67 in Beaverton every Saturday at 11 AM for Music/Art and 1 PM for Science/Tech.

    Website
  • Sunday
    May 27 2018
    ML4ALL
    through
    The Bossanova Ballroom

    ML4ALL is a two day conference​ focusing on machine learning, to be held in Portland, Oregon on May 27-29, 2018.

    The goal of the ML4ALL Conference​ is to make applied machine learning accessible to the average software developer​ or enthusiast.

    We believe that machine learning should be viewed as a core competency for software developers, and will be a pervasive and essential aspect of almost all human-computer interaction in the near future.

    The ML4ALL community wishes democratize machine learning​, highlighting smaller and more mundane use cases, bringing the technology out of the ivory towers​ of top tier tech companies and universities, and into the hands of everyday developers.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 28 2018
    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
  • Tuesday
    May 29 2018
    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
  • Wednesday
    May 30 2018
    Programming with Python 2

    Free Geek

    Level 2. Perfect if you know a few basics but want more in-depth study!

    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!

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  • Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup

    Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will provide an overview of local resources, along with a checklist of steps to take as you build out your plan.

    This workshop, held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will provide you with:

    • A checklist of where to get started
    • A review of common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
    • An overview of startup funding options (and realities)
    • An overview of resources available to entrepreneurs
    • Answers to some of the basic questions that always come up about protecting your idea, co-founders, etc.

    Lunch and beverages included.

    Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/411-may-30

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  • Telehealth: Connecting Clicks to Bricks

    Ask a practitioner or consumer what telehealth means to them and the answers will likely all be different. In this session, we will be focusing on the remote care experience between practitioners and consumers. Local healthcare systems and startups will be highlighted to share the unique ways they are connecting virtual and in person care in a variety of ways.

    Questions to be answered during this session:

    How are larger (healthcare) systems shifting their brick and mortar care to a blend that is still asynchronous? What are the security precautions both established healthcare systems and startups are taking - when are they needed and when are they overkill? What does the data show on consumer expectations related to virtual vs. in person? What types of telehealth are non negotiable in terms of implementing? Why?

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  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

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

    PDX Exploit Workshop

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  • Thursday
    May 31 2018
    Mentorship Webinar

    Webinar

    Join us during lunch on May 31st as we bring local expert, Karen Howells to share what works and what doesn't when developing a mentorship or coaching program within an organization. Robert Mansell of Catalyte will also spend time sharing his company experience in driving a program internally and ways to make it scalable, regardless of organization size and structure.

    This session will start off with a review of best practices for mentoring within organizations. Attendees will walk away with a framework they can use back at their companies - for technical teams and across all business units. The main challenge in implementing amentorship program is often around the program management and putting together successful mentor\mentee duos. Our experts willshare their lessons learned, selected to help you succeed in supporting employee development and engagement through an efficient and effective mentor program. As tech companies grow, it is too often the case that the rising stars that are promoted and elevatedwithout the development and coaching that they need in order to be successful with their new responsibilities. As employees transition to managers, it’s vital to give them the tools to succeed in their new role of supervisor.

    Questions to be answered during this session:

    -How do I elevate and create opportunities for my employees without losing them to another company?

    -What is a low resource program that can be introduced in my dept / at my company (in a short amount of time)?

    -How do I encourage a mentor mindset (across companies) in such a competitive talent environment?

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  • #FullStackPDX : May : Critique

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

    Join us for something different.

    Join us to learn.

    Let’s have fun building our dreams.

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

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  • Code for Portland

    First official meeting of Code for Portland, a Code for America Brigade. We will be discussing the organization, possible projects, as well as having a general meet and greet. We welcome all skill levels and disciplines, no coding experience is necessary!

    Code for Portland is a "brigade" or local chapter of Code for America focused on improving the lives of people in Portland. We will work with local government to fix local services, utilize open data to improve citizen knowledge, and work to the betterment of all. We are just getting started so there are plenty of opportunities to use your skills. Even if you are not a tech type we can still have opportunities for you to contribute. So come by and become part of a movement to improve our community.

    Code for Portland is here to help you too. We are both experts and learners, joining together to make our city better for everyone.

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  • BSD Pizza Night

    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 1 2018
    AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Learning through failure - building organizations that embrace it

    We learn through doing. Sometimes that means failing. Some of our greatest lessons come from learning what not to do or failing to deliver something important. This is in line with the motto "Fail Fast" which we hear often.

    How do we, as agilists, build organizations that embrace the whole of failure as a way of learning? What does it take to allow the team and people to fail, with clear feedback that supports growth and development? How do we make it safe to fail, but still have consequences, because without consequences failure is meaningless?

    Bring your collective experience with this, share your challenges and fears, and bring your questions to Ringlers where we get to build our community of practice and learn from each other. Also, we get to eat great food and drink beer!

    Follow the link to our meetup to RSVP!

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  • Saturday
    Jun 2 2018
    Do You Want to be a part of a Music Community and Learn the Guitar?

    TVF&R Station 67

    Have fun with our community and share your musical experience. Garrett will teach and perform some guitar too!

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Free Knowledge Mission is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://appear.in/knowledgemavens

    Join us at TVF&R Station 67 in Beaverton every Saturday at 11 AM for Music/Art and 1 PM for Science/Tech.

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  • Expert Sean Canton Shares Microservices. Exchange Ideas with us.

    Join us with Sean Canton shares high in-depth experience with Microservices. We encourage you to share your experience with us too.

    Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Free Knowledge Mission is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

    Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

    The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://appear.in/knowledgemavens

    Join us at TVF&R Station 67 in Beaverton every Saturday at 11 AM for Music/Art and 1 PM for Science/Tech.

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