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  • Started Friday
    May 24 2019
    Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
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    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 25 2019
    Art In The Park - Show'N'Tell

    Salmon Street Springs

    The sun is shining, and it's time to get outside and paint. Do you need some motivation to share your artwork with the public? How about setting up in the Park and inviting people to encourage you to create? Bring your drawing pads, ipads, paints, and easels; or just come hang out and talk to other talented artists.

    I'll be set up on the riverfront near the Salmon Street Springs Fountain in Downtown Portland. Look for Garrett with an iPad at the steps where the Portland Spirit embarks.

    Don't forget you are free to wander the Portland Saturday Market. There is plenty of art and food to enjoy!

    Website

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  • Monday
    May 27 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

    Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 28 2019
    Tech Startup Founders [1on1 Conversations over Video]

    Founders of Tech Startups Only

    We come together from different backgrounds and industries and it's this diversity that makes group members valuable. We collaborate and share tips on what’s worked and just as important… what hasn’t worked to grow our startups.

    RSVP for this event and I'll follow-up. We’re a no-sales group and I work to keep the group as promised -- a group of Tech Startup Founders.

    We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1-2pm Pacific.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Command Line Basics

    Free Geek

    The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

    Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

    Website
  • Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Design 101 with InVision Studio

    Using good design is important when we want to convey our ideas or start building a new product. But it can be difficult to grasp the basics of design and find the right design tool. This workshop walks through basic designing, animating and prototyping tips using InVision Studio (https://www.invisionapp.com/studio) as our design tool.

    Prior to the workshop, please download InVision Studio here: https://www.invisionapp.com/studio

    Schedule

    5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food
    5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel
    6:00-7:00 - Design 101 with InVision Studio
    7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

    About our Speaker

    Keeley Hammond is a senior software engineer at InVision, and a member of the InVision Studio engineering team.

    About Women Who Code

    We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome.

    About our Host

    moovel N.A. LLC, a part of moovel Group GmbH, enables seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce through mobile applications. moovel is the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing applications that allow riders to book and pay for public transit tickets via their smartphone. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, moovel’s vision is a world without traffic jams and our mission is to help transform cities by providing sustainable mobility solutions. For more info: https://www.moovel.com/en

    Code of Conduct

    WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering 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 inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

    Website
  • PHPDX - Monthly Meetup: TDD with Laravel

    WeWork

    Join us for a night of live coding, walking through some of the testing features that come out of the box with Laravel. See how we can go from a brand new project to a simple app with a code coverage report. If you are new to Laravel, TDD, or testing in general, you'll not want to miss this talk. While some of this code will be Laravel specific (there's so much included to help make PHP Unit even better than it already is) general testing practices will be discussed. Who: Kurtis Holsapple is a Portland based software engineer, and loves Laravel. He's been writing PHP (and more) for over 15 years.

    This month we are trying out a new event space, be sure to RSVP and arrive with photo ID so that you can check in!

    To get there:
    Enter the Pioneer Place mall and head to the 3rd floor, look for the WeWork offices.
    Photo ID will be required to enter the venue, there should be folks at the front desk to help.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 29 2019
    Programming with Python 2

    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!

    This class is part 2 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. If you can type, you can program!

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • PDXWIT INSIGHT: How To Cultivate Feminine and Masculine Synergy At Work

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-insight-how-to-cultivate-feminine-and-masculine-synergy-at-work-tickets-60325258472] is required to gain entry to this event

    In pursuit of equal rights and opportunities, we have tended to see men as the “haves” and women as the “have-nots.”

    Whether or not we dare admit it, this simplistic view fuels an adversarial dynamic across genders.

    By shifting from fighting for our rights to standing for the common good, we can continue to elevate gender related conversations towards greater partnership and synergy.

    In this presentation you will:

    • Uncover the root cause for inner world conflicts and outer world discontent in your dynamics among genders.

    • Discover the guiding principle that nourishes more effective collaboration.

    • Learn a simple and powerful tool to improve your relationship dynamics and increase effectiveness at work— immediately.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open

    5:45 p.m. - Introduction

    6:00 p.m. - Presentation Begins

    7:00 p.m. - Presentation Ends

    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: No, we have no parking - we're located in the heart of downtown so we'd recommend people bike or take public transit. There are parking garages near us, plus limited street parking, if people need to drive.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

    A: The entrance to the Commonwealth Building is on 6th avenue, in between Washington and Stark (labelled correctly on Google Maps as well). Folks will need to take the elevator up to the 8th floor, and from there we will have the doors to our suite open so that there are no auto-locking door situations.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No, our bike storage is unfortunately not accessible for the public. There are many bike racks located around our building though.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes, we are close to several bus and max stops! This would be a great option for people.

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

    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
  • Out In Tech PDX | May Demos and Drinks

    Cloudability

    Are you a developer, data scientist, engineer, or product leader? Do you want to meet fellow LGBTQ+ folks who have created an app or have very strong opinions on the best programming language? We got you. Join Out in Tech PDX for Demos and Drinks at Cloudability! Apply to demo: bit.ly/PDXdemos

    6:00pm | doors 6:30pm | demos 7:30pm | social + networking

    Drinks & snacks available. Note: A BIG thank you to Diego Mancilla for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event. He maintains his little corner of the web over at http://di-nation.com or on his Instagram over at @itsdieguito

    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 or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 30 2019
    "Coaching for Results with the Agile Fluency™ Game" Workshop
    through
    Agile Fluency Project

    Only a few seats left and only a few days left to sign up for “Coaching for Results using the Agile Fluency Game” workshop in Portland OR, May 30-31. Play the simulation of 2.5 years in the life of a software team. How much benefit can you earn? Learn many ways to share the game experience with teams, product people, managers & leaders, scrum masters, and more. Register now. More details at https://afp_game_workshop_portland.eventbrite.com

    Website
  • The Game-Changing Guide to Fundraising For Your Startup

    NedSpace

    Workshop Description:

    ● Are you a founder who wants to raise capital to grow your company? ● Do you want to enter negotiations with greater authority and confidence, like the boss you are? ● Do you want to feel empowered to raise capital your way, partnering with investors whose portfolio and practices align with your mission and values?

    If that sounds like you, you’re going to love this highly tactical workshop, TheGame-Changing Guide to Fundraising For Your Startup.

    A Contribution to our CoWorking Community 90-Minute Free Workshop For Fundraising Founders

    Learn how to fundraise for your company with our powerful, easy-to-follow, and proven method that demystifies the process, reduces stress, and improves your results.

    In this workshop, we cover: ● Assumptions, attributions and the foundation of a fundraising mentality ● Schedule, structure and the powerful role of process and timelines ● Kicking off the process and building an investor cohort ● Materials preparation and building a comprehensive investor package ● Contingencies - Your minimum viable raise ● Communications and engagement for a capital network around your business ● Navigating due diligence and investor questions - turning around unconscious bias ● Commitments, and close.

    This unique workshop is an invaluable resource for founders, especially those who have not traditionally had access to capital. You’ll learn how to conduct an efficient and effective early-stage capital raise, and gather powerful insights and strategies that address some of the less talked about obstacles associated with a raise process.

    These include power dynamics, unconscious bias and founders experience of intimidation and apprehension approaching what often feels like a black box of a task.

    Attendees gain confidence, competence, and capability in leading their raise and tapping into critical networks around their business.

    About The Speaker Sara Batterby is the CEO and Founder of the Equity Capital CollectiveTM (EqCo), which offers insight and education to early and growth-stage startups with an emphasis on founders who have not traditionally had access to capital.

    EqCo is the culmination of years supporting founders in standing in their power and accessing the opportunities they deserve. Sara spent 20+ years founding and funding startups and, later as a VC in Silicon Valley, designed the first truly data driven portfolio strategy for investing in female founders. Her unique

    The Equity Capital CollectiveTM offers insight and education for early and growth-stage startup founders. Our mission is to enable and empower entrepreneurs who have been excluded from access to capital, networks, and resources, such as women, people of color, and LGBTQIA communities.

    Free event

    RSVP https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/261240515/

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • #FullStackPDX : May : Critique

    AltSource HQ

    Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

    Website
  • Latinx Tech PDX at Cambia

    We are delighted to be hosting our May meetup at Cambia Health Solutions in conjunction with Cambia's Employees Resource Group: HOLA (Home of Latinos and Allies).

    We will be at the beautiful Artrium building and will be enjoying some Beverages and Food (sponsored by Cambia's HOLA group). Come meet and mingle with some of Cambia team members and find out about some of the technologies being used within Cambia Solutions as well as careers opportunities.

    This is a Free event, but please RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/LatinxTechPDX/events/259793293/

    AGENDA

    6:30 – 7:00PM Networking (food + bar hosted by Cambia) 7:00p - 7:05PM Intro and Welcome to Latinx Tech PDX (Fabio Valentino) 7:05 – 7:15PM Welcome to Cambia & HOLA – (Dee Cruz Executive Sponsor) 7:15 – 8:00 PM 3 Lightning Talks:

    Janus Platform: Developing scalable Micro (µ) Services for Healthcare SW Applications By Ariel Silverman, Software Development Engineer IV – CCS Engineering, HOLA Member

    La Artesanía de Datos y Análisis/ The Craftsmanship of Data & Analysis By Alex Segarra, Digital Consumer Insights Analyst II – Cambia Artificial Intelligence Office, HOLA Member

    Palanca Cultural: Soft Skills for the Latinx Technologist By Omar Amézquita, Manager of PPI Data Solutions – Provider Partnership Innovations, HOLA Co-Chair 8:00 – 8:30 PM Socialize and Closing

    1621 SW 1st Ave (Next to Garden Bar on SW Market) Parking not validated, but there should be plenty of street and garage parking

    👀Cambia is hiring! 👀 Find out more at: https://www.cambiahealth.com/careers

    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
  • 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
    May 31 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: The Art of Project Management

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Mike Kwan, Vice President at Pacific NW

    Whether in a multi-billion dollar tech company, or a 3-person animation startup, Project Management practices will form the planning and execution framework for your work.

    Light on presentation slides and heavy on interactive Q&A, this talk will introduce some foundational concepts of project management, as well as touch on waterfall, Agile, and hybrid models. While you won't learn enough to take the PMP exam, you will recognize a Gantt Chart when you see one.

    We are excited to host Mike from Pacific NW!

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jun 1 2019
    Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 3 2019
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night

    Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-55594368252?aff=eac2 is required to gain entry to this event

    Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our summer volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

    PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open

    5:45 p.m. - Event begins

    Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

    Provide overview of:

    PDXWIT Goals

    Volunteer Program and Agreement

    Different types of volunteer roles

    Example of some of the regular teams

    Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

    Answer questions

    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: No onsite parking available.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

    A: Multiple doors are available into US Bank Tower (5th, Oak, and 6th). Generally, elevators are locked after 5, but will be unlocked for this event between 5:15 - 5:30.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: There are a few secured bike parking spots.

    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.

    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
  • PDXWIT Volunteer Info Night

    Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-55594368252?aff=eac2 is required to gain entry to this event

    Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our summer volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

    PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open

    5:45 p.m. - Event begins

    Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

    Provide overview of:

    PDXWIT Goals

    Volunteer Program and Agreement

    Different types of volunteer roles

    Example of some of the regular teams

    Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

    Answer questions

    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: No onsite parking available.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

    A: Multiple doors are available into US Bank Tower (5th, Oak, and 6th). Generally, elevators are locked after 5, but will be unlocked for this event between 5:15 - 5:30.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: There are a few secured bike parking spots.

    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.

    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 - 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.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 4 2019
    Graphic Design with GIMP

    Free Geek

    Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

    Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

    This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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  • Write the Docs Portland June 2019 Meetup: Post-Conference Reflections

    Jama Software

    For those who were unable to attend Write the Docs Portland conference in May, here's an opportunity to learn about attendees' experiences. And for those who attended the conference, here's an opportunity to reflect.

    Each year, Write the Docs conference presents opportunities for community members to learn about challenges, experiences, problem-solving methods, and writing philosophies of fellow documentarians. Many folks in this community attend and participate at the conference.

    Join us for a facilitated discussion where we reflect and share learnings from the May conference.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 5 2019
    Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Lunch 2.0: Stoel Rives

    Stoel Rives LLP

    Not only will you get to have a great lunch with the amazing Portland startup community, you'll get one of the best views of the city.

    More details to follow.

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  • GraphQLPDX - GraphQLPDX - Presentation Evening

    Phase 2

    Tonight we will have a presentation by Sean Grove from OneGraph. As always we will also have time to connect with others in the GraphQL community, talk about what you are tinkering with, problems you are encountering, and more. See you there.

    Are you interested in giving a presentation or lightning talk on something you have been tinkering with or learned? We are always looking for more presentations. It’s a pretty low key group. Reach out to Daniel and we will make it happen.

    Speaker Details

    Sean's been convinced there are better ways to develop applications across the stack for years, and built time-traveling debuggers, interface builders, layout tools, and graphic design tools in his quest to explore the space. His company was the first to deploy ClojureScript's Om library to a production app in early 2014, he helped lay the architecture for CircleCI's open-source frontend app and precursorapp.com, built systems to support tens of millions of dollars in transactions, and most recently founded OneGraph, a single GraphQL endpoint for all your most important APIs.

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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 or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

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  • Thursday
    Jun 6 2019
    OEN & OTBC Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup

    Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? 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, including protecting your idea, finding co-founders, and more! Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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  • IFD Master Workshop – Entrepreneurship For Designers

    IFD Master Workshop – Entrepreneurship for Designers, with designer Matthew A. Rhoades.

    An entrepreneur is commonly defined as: “A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so”. But what does entrepreneurship really mean for individuals and businesses? Being an entrepreneur sounds amazing, but in reality, it’s a huge challenge.

    This class is aimed at designers who want to form their own design agency, develop and sell their own products, or launch a start-up. Our 2-hour workshop covers how to build a business and marketing plan and how to build a team. You’ll learn about using internal and external resources, networking, operations, and the idea of how to work “on the cheap” to get the most out of everything you do.

    Matthew A. Rhoades is one of the most accomplished and respected design minds in the Pacific Northwest. As a veteran of several global design studios and former Nike Global Creative Director, Matthew’s award-winning career encompasses more than two decades, 40+ patents, 6 world records, and multiple global design awards. Achievement highlights include an IDEA Gold Metal, a Newsweek “Product of the Year,” and designing the Trek Y-Bike, named “Third most influential mountain bike of all time.” In addition to his work as an industrial designer, he holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and New Product Development and has spent over 18 years as an adjunct professor, faculty member and speaker. He is currently a De Tao Master and Professor of Strategy Design Innovation at the De Tao Group Masters Academy in Shanghai. His experience transcends traditional industrial design products, encompassing digital (UI/UX), brand strategy, cutting-edge innovation, new business strategy, and overall design excellence.

    This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

    This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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  • Portland Linux/Unix Group: Why Packets Die

    Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting

    Who: Tony Bourke
    What: Why Packets Die
    Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
    When: Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 7pm
    Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
    Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

    Why do packets die? What happens inside data center switches and WAN routers that cause packets to die? In this talk, Tony does packet walks explaining in simple, relatable terms what happens when a packet leaves a server and doesn't make it's destination. Network congestion and its affects on buffering, queuing, QoS, rate limiting and shaping are all topics covered. Topics that can be scary to server administrators, but Tony breaks them down to very simple components. Also discussions on why protocol overhead doesn't much matter, and why jumbo frames don't matter to the network for performance are discussed.

    Tony Bourke is a networking instructor teaching primarily Cisco and related technologies. He is also a certified skydiving instructor and parachute rigger. He lives in Portland, Oregon but can be found all over the world teaching or skydiving (or both).

    Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

    Rideshares to the Lucky Lab available

    PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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  • Friday
    Jun 7 2019
    Commodore Computer Club

    The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

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