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  • Monday
    Nov 27 2017
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 28 2017
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event

    Free Geek

    Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    We are celebrating Giving Tuesday by joining forces with Free Geek for our Happy Hour on November 28th.

    PDXWIT exists as a way to encourage, support and empower women in the Portland tech community. One way to feel empowered is to lift each other at work, and because we feel this is so important, we’ve made it the theme of this event. The conversation starter is “What's something new you can do to empower your coworkers and colleagues?”

    In the spirit of giving, we will be offering a number of ways to give back to your community:

    • Donate your used electronics to support Free Geek • P:ear is organizing a “Women Supporting the Women” bra and underwear drive! For young, homeless women, it is hard to find support for their diverse and changing bodies. Let’s give them the support they need! Bring in gift certificates to Ross or other easy-to-access clothing stores for custom purchases, or raid your wardrobe for new or very lightly used bras. All sizes are needed. Practical styles encouraged, including sports and maternity. New underwear also encouraged. • Sign up to be an individual or sustaining supporter for PDXWIT and get a green shirt!

    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 Free Geek, including what they do and what job opportunities are available. ᛫ Pippa Arend, Development Director at p:ear, will talk about Ladies Supporting the Ladies. ᛫ Commissioner Smith will talk about how Multnomah County is giving women and people of color access to startup funds.

    During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

    ᛫ An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director. ᛫ Table Topics to help break the ice. ᛫ A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

    Event FAQ

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: Street parking is available

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Yes

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Not necessarily

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes

    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
  • RainSec

    Local Celebrity

    This is our first meetup at our new venue - see this post.

    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
  • Esri GeoDev Meetup

    Esri PDX R&D Center

    Once again, we're hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Wednesday, November 29th. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.

    This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems.

    Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development.

    At these meet ups, you can:

    • Meet fellow PDXers.

    • Show us what you got by demo'ing your application or framework.

    • Make a name for yourself in presenting an cool new/interesting concept or idea.

    Impress someone by sharing your experiences.

    • If you're sharp with your GIS and developer trivia, you can win some cool Esri swag

    • Make BFFs for life - connect with other developers!

    Here's what's on the agenda:

    5:30 - 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Pizza and Beverages served)

    6:30 - 7:00 PM Intro

    7:00 - 8:00 PM Lightning talks

    8:00 - 8:30 PM Giveaway, Networking and Social. Two great prizes:

    • A voucher for 1000 Service Credits for your ArcGIS Online Developer Subscription

    • Giveaway of a DevSummit Registration

    Follow us on Twitter: @esrigeodev

    Website
  • Portland Deep Learning: AutoML, Peer mentoring and Alpha Go discussion

    Lets get together to discuss all aspects of deep learning.

    In particular, this week I'm interested in learning more about AutoML (learning to learn). If you get a chance and are so inclined check out Using Machine Learning to Explore Neural Network Architecture and Google Vizier: A Service for Black-Box Optimization.

    Our own Sylvain Payot will lead a short talk titled: AlphaGo: How DeepMind put an end to 2,500 years of human mastery

    The game of Go has long been viewed as the most challenging of classic games for artificial intelligence combining an enormous search space and a challenging evaluation of board positions and moves.

    In this talk, we walk you through the strategy adopted by Google DeepMind to develop the program AlphaGo, building on state of the art reinforcement learning and deep learning techniques to defeat some of the world’s greatest Go champions in 2016.

    And finally, bring any questions you may have on the Fast.AI or Andrew Ng's coursera course.

    Website
  • Podcast Editing in Audacity

    Darius Kazemi, host of JoJo's Bizarre Explainer, will walk you through a primer on editing and exporting podcast-quality audio using the free Audacity software.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 30 2017
    Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup

    Hillsboro Public Library

    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.

    Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/startup411-nov

    Website
  • CMX Portland - Raking Leaves in a Hurricane (Day in the Life of a Community Manager)

    NedSpace

    Raking Leaves in a Hurricane (Day in the LIfe of a Community Manager)

    What does a technical community manager for a global tech company do?

    If you've wondered what it's like, (and whether it's really as glamorous as it sounds), here's your chance to get the straight scoop from a community-building boss!

    Bring your lunch and meet your fellow Portland community managers as we learn from Allison Krug, Technical Community Manager at AppNexus (https://www.appnexus.com/en), Headquartered in New York, AppNexus has 23 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

    Speaker: Allison Krug

    Hosted By: Clarissa Cooper, Lead Organizer

    I'm a Pacific Northwest native and entrepreneur. I recently launched a community-based company to help women find clothes that fit and have more fun doing it (WeFitMe). I'm honored to get the CMX Series going in Portland and can't wait to meet professional community builders here!.

    Twitter: @ryzhy (http://twitter.com/ryzhy) Susan Silver, Co-Lead Organizer @Susan_Silver (https://twitter.com/Susan_Silver)

    Partner: NedSpace

    15,000 square feet of great office space in the heart of downtown Portland for co-working, startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, and remote workers

    What is CMX?

    Advancing the community industry and helping community professionals thrive.

    Website
  • Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Preparing for Technical Interview

    Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

    Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

    This installment on Thursday, November 30 at 6.p.m. will cover:

    Preparing and tips for the Technical Interview

    Food & Beverages:

    The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

    Schedule:
    • 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

    • 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

    • 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

    • 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

    Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

    David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

    Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    Fire + Stone

    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
    Dec 1 2017
    Introducing Agile to a Group That Has Always Done Their Own Thing

    What do you do if you want to use agile methods in your work and are working in a group that has always done their own thing? You learned about agile technical practices at your last job, and you really liked the results (and not getting paged at oh dark 30). What do you do to introduce agile practices when folks like what they are doing just fine?

    Or maybe you are a team member who's been hearing and learning about agile practices. You'd like to bring them to your group but they are really used to doing things a certain way. What do you do?

    Join us for a discussion of how to introduce agile from the inside out with a group that has always done their own thing.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - "Lessons Learned From The First Dot-Com Bubble" - Tech Talk with Jack Hennessy

    Featured Speakers: Jack Hennessy


    Jack is an early technology pioneer who achieved massive success in the dot-com boom of the late '90s. Jack spent time with tech luminaries like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

    Jack is coming to The Tech Academy to share the lessons he learned from the first dot-com bubble.

    12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

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

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Website
  • CSS Mtg

    Harder House

    Subject: Autopoiesis and Maturana's "What is Sociology?"

    When: Friday, December 1st, 2017

      4:00-4:30  Informal discussion
      4:30-5:00  Intro/presentation and questions
      5:00-5:30  Talking Circle
      5:30-6:00  Diverse & Energetic discussion
    

    Where: Harder House (S.W. 10th & Market, Portland), Room 104

    CSS Colleagues,

    Last month's discussion of entropy dissipation as a possible discriminant between living and non-living systems meandered back to self-referential systems and lead Milt to forcibly assert that we should (finally) address autopoiesis head on. We are lucky to have a local, Dennis Sandow of https://reflexus.org/, give us a short introduction primed by Maturana's article "What is Sociology?" , after which we'll digest it with a talking circle.

  • We Code for Good Hackathon for Women & Friends
    through
    Puppet

    Join us for the We Code for Good Hackathon for Women and Friends on December 1-2! This is the 3rd We Code hackathon hosted by Nike and Puppet, and we’re excited to partner with non-profits and help them address challenges with technical solutions. Details about the non-profits we will be working with will be shared soon.

    Web designers and software developers of all levels are invited to work on a fun project in small teams at this creative and collaborative coding event. You will have an opportunity to meet and work with other talented people, develop your skills, and help non-profits. T-shirts, prizes, and great food will be provided.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Dec 2 2017
    Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop

    Epicodus

    Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Schedule: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

    What to bring?: We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.

    Website
  • Ideas in Science

    Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems?

    Do you want to learn about API's?

    We'll have two lightning talks and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

    Join the fun!

    Website
  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Dec 5 2017
    PDXWIT Presents Intro to Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency

    CENTRL Office

    Want to learn how Bitcoin and Ethereum work, how cryptography plays a key role in securing funds, or how a network of untrusted computers guessing random numbers quadrillions of times per second adds security to the blockchain? Join Scott Bigelow, Back-end Developer at Augur, in an introduction to the blockchain and some common blockchain-based applications. New technologies, such as the blockchain and Ethereum, can provide new opportunities in the startup-rich ecosystem of Portland. Additionally, understanding these revolutionary new design principles can help illuminate new ways of designing your own systems. No previous working knowledge of cryptography or other supporting technologies necessary, this will be a ground-up introduction.

    More about Scott Bigelow: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smbigelow/
    More about Augur: https://augur.net/

    Agenda:
    12:00 - Introductions
    12:10 - Discussion Begins
    12:50 - Q&A

    Event FAQ
    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
    A: Yes, our space is ADA accessible.

    Q: What is the parking situation?
    A: We do not have onsite parking, though street and garage parking sites are available.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?
    A: We do not have available indoor bike parking, but there are bike rails along the sidewalk outside the building.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?
    A: Yes, we are close to the Streetcar and bus lines. And street parking and parking garages are always options.

    PDXWIT 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
  • Programming with JavaScript

    Free Geek

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

    Website
  • Thursday
    Dec 7 2017
    Pitch Oregon

    Melody Ballroom

    TiE’s annual Pitch Oregon is our marquee event, which attracts over 200 attendees each year. Entrepreneurs from all around Oregon pitch for cash and prize packages in the following categories.

    Concept Stage – you either have an idea or you’ve just started working on your product Seed Stage– you have a product and have taken some funding or are bootstrapping Timeline:

    September 22nd — Apply to Pitch October 27th — Application Deadline November 10th — Finalists Announced December 7th — Pitch Oregon

    PRIZES:

    Concept Stage Prize Package:

    The chance to participate in the TiE Oregon Entrepreneurs Boot Camp complimentary The opportunity to pitch in-front of the TiE Oregon Charter Members One year TiE Oregon Entrepreneur Membership One year Technology Association of Oregon Membership Cash $2500 – $5,000! Check-back as this list will continue to grow! Seed Stage Prize Package:

    The opportunity to participate in the TiE Oregon Entrepreneurs Boot Camp complimentary One year TiE Oregon Entrepreneur Membership One year Technology Association of Oregon Membership Investment from TiE Oregon Angels Check-back as this list will continue to grow!

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    Join us for the evening Celebratory Dinner Program too! 10 Years – FORGING THE FUTURE

    Website
  • Microsoft Flow hackaton

    Interested in exploring how Microsoft Flow works in a collaborative environment? At this meeting we'll work together in a small group to try and build a Flow and test functionality.

    If you don't have an O365 dev/test environment there will be some log-ins available. This is an informal meeting with no presentation, come by when you're off work.

    Website
  • Forging the Future - Celebrating 10 years of TiE Oregon

    Melody Ballroom

    10 Years of TiE Oregon – Forging the Future Join us on December 7th as we celebrate TiE Oregon’s 10th Anniversary! The day will start with our annual pitch competition, Pitch Oregon and end with a Special Dinner which will include a Keynote from Billy Draper of Draper Associates, a Ten Years of TiE Presentation, Pitch Oregon and Angel Awards, and a Look Ahead, as we continue to Forge the Future!

    KEYNOTE

    Keynote Billy Draper, General Partner at Draper Associates is a 4th generation VC, and his great grandfather is often credited as the first Venture Capitalist on the west coast. Billy is responsible for investments such as Robinhood, Laurel & Wolf, Tempo Automation, and SambaTV. Prior to joining DA, Billy worked in Operations at Facebook and Product Design at ApartmentList.

    Billy was listed on the Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ List of Venture Capital in 2016.

    AWARDS Earlier in the day we will host Pitch Oregon where entrepreneurs from all around Oregon will pitch for prize and cash prizes.

    Every so often TiE Oregon recognizes member(s) or volunteer(s) that have gone above and beyond to assist the entrepreneurial community – they will be recognized here as instrumental to our ecosystem.

    Website
  • Diversity in Tech: Portland Based Solutions (Panel & Happy Hour)

    Thinkful

    In alignment with the TechTown PDX Diversity Pledge, we too believe it is necessary to do more than just talking about the need for a more diverse tech sector. As tech professionals, we think collective action and accountability are required to address the underrepresentation of women, LGBTQ+, and people of color in our industry.

    Sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 coding boot camp in America by Course Report, join panelists from Chick Tech, Free Geek, Out in Tech, Lesbians Who Tech, WeWork and more for a discussion on how some organizations are continuously working to empower diversity and digital inclusion in our community.

    Panelists: Justin Hulog - Out in Tech, Portland Chapter Founder Sara Rasmussen - Free Geek, Digital Inclusion Manager Janel Hull - ChickTech, Community Manager Heather Knight - Lesbians Who Tech, Portland Chapter Representative Marianne Moyer - WeWork, Community Manager

    Moderator: Emma Holland - Thinkful, Community Manager

    Thinkful is a career accelerator that supports graduates seeking high-growth careers in technology. We focus on the flexibility and accessibility offered online with the support and networking opportunities offered in-person. Thinkful grads are job-ready after working alongside professional engineers through 1-on-1 mentorship, in-depth curriculum and a learning model that emphasizes real-world application over theory. Ranked #1 best overall Bootcamp in America by Course Report, 91% of our graduates finding a job within six months. Find out more about Thinkful Portland on our website.

    Website
  • Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your LinkedIn 12/7

    Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

    Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

    This installment on Thursday, December 7 at 6.p.m. will cover:

    Maximizing LinkedIn for your job search

    Food & Beverages:

    The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

    Schedule:
    • 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

    • 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

    • 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

    • 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Soft Skills interview mini-workshop for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop, practice soft skill interviewing

    Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

    David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

    Website
  • Clojure PDX: Capturing clues with poirot w/ Justin Smith

    Puppet

    Justin Smith will present his library, poirot, and explain why it was needed and demonstrate how it is used to simplify debugging and writing regression tests.

    Bio:

    Justin is a full time Clojure programmer and maker of weird music. He's remarkably active on #clojure IRC and the clojurians slack channel.

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

    Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

    Website
  • Podcast Interviewing Techniques

    Brock Dittus of the Sprocket Podcast will cover an introduction to recording conversational or formal interviews for episodic media, covering personal style, crafting effective questions, and creating a comfortable atmosphere.

    Website

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