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  • Started Friday
    Aug 22 2014
    DebConf 14
    Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

    International annual Debian conference. Conference starts on Saturday, but there is an event on Friday that shows up when importing the ical feed. Free, but be sure to register online.

    ical feed https://summit.debconf.org/debconf14.ical

  • Friday
    Aug 29 2014
    Ruby Co-Working

    Breken Kitchen

    Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.



  • Started Friday
    Aug 22 2014
    DebConf 14
    Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

    International annual Debian conference. Conference starts on Saturday, but there is an event on Friday that shows up when importing the ical feed. Free, but be sure to register online.

    ical feed https://summit.debconf.org/debconf14.ical

  • Saturday
    Aug 30 2014

    New Relic

    Portland's premier civic hackathon, bringing together software engineers and policymakers to change education.

    Who & What HackPDX is a 12 hour hackathon with a theme of public education. We’re inviting software developers & graphic designers to come work on solutions to some really interesting problems. The event is totally free, but you should register soon - spots are filling up!

    Why Public education is slow to innovate, and we’ve found that Portland lacks hackathons. We want to change this. Come share ideas, free food, and code for a twelve-hour Saturday event.

    How Bring a computer and anything else you’ll need for twelve hours of hacking. You’ll get $500 in credit for Google’s Cloud Platform, along with an index of APIs and other tools. Mentors from our sponsors will be on hand to provide advice and assistance.

    When & Where New Relic is hosting us at their newly-expanded beautiful Portland office, at 111 SW 5th Ave #2900. The event will run from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM August 30th, 2014.

    Thanks to our sponsors: Sendgrid, Orchestrate.io, Twilio, New Relic, Cloudability, Simple, Crowd Compass, Treehouse, HackOregon, Lane Powell, PPS, and Zapproved.

  • PyLadies Code & Learn

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


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  • Started Friday
    Aug 22 2014
    DebConf 14
    Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

    International annual Debian conference. Conference starts on Saturday, but there is an event on Friday that shows up when importing the ical feed. Free, but be sure to register online.

    ical feed https://summit.debconf.org/debconf14.ical

  • Monday
    Sep 1 2014
    Maker Monday- A Free Monthly Meet Up


    Have some projects you'd like to create? Looking to collaborate with someone on something awesome? Could you benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

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

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

  • FOSS4G 2014 Planning Meeting

    Renewable Funding

    Portland will be hosting the international FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference in September, 2014. This meeting is to come help plan the conference. All who might be interested are welcome.

    For those unable to physically attend there will be a video and/or telephone conference available. The conference line info is: +1-510-350-3753, PIN 43905

    Join the mailing list at http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2014

  • Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

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


    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

  • NSBeer

    Meet with iOS developers, Mac developers, UX designers, QA testers, and whoever else wants to come.

    Have a beer and argue about Swift.

  • Write The Docs PDX: Keeping trust: Testing documentation as part of a continuous integration process

    Puppet Labs

    (Please arrive before 6:00 pm. The building managers lock the doors at that time. Anyone who has to open the door for late arrivals will likely miss part of the presentation.)

    Kristof Van Tomme will reprise his talk to the European Write The Docs '14 conference back in April. Kristof is the CEO of Pronovix and the project lead of WalkHub, both focused on Drupal-based systems. He'll be joining us remotely from Belgium, from a very early hour in his time zone. He agreed to do his talk on late notice after a change in plans. Thank you Kristof!

    Here is the description of his talk from WTD EU 2014 (Budapest)

    You could argue that outdated documentation is even worse than no documentation at all. It creates frustration and destroys the trust of your customers. But how do you maintain your documentation in a project with a fast release cycle?

    In this talk I will explore strategies for keeping different types of documentation up to date and discuss a few tools (including WalkHub, an open source project we are working on) that can be used to automatically test or even update documentation as part of your continuous integration process.

  • PDX-PHP - Database Design Basics & Composer: Dependency Management for PHP

    Another meetup with two great talks!

    David Stanley will be giving a talk on Database Design Basics.

    Following that, John Kelly will give a talk on Composer: Dependency Management for PHP. This talk is the same as the talk given last November (slightly updated), since we received many emails from people bummed they couldn't make it due to it being the day before thanksgiving. As always, pizza and drinks will be provided by our awesome sponsors. ADP and Cascade Energy.

  • Wednesday
    Sep 3 2014
    SEPoCoNi (The West Side Strikes Back)

    Commodore Lounge

    Southeast Portland Coder's Night was a glorious gathering of folks. Many nachos were had while discussing various projects. This died out as Side Door stopped being open after 7pm.

    A few of us have tried various venues but haven't been happy with many of them. One venue a few of us would hang out at after user groups is the Commodore Lounge on SW 17th and Burnside. It has wifi, delicious food, and a wide range of drinks. The power situation could be better but we are sure we can improve this with time.

    So, come along, have a drink and some food with us as we embark on the next stage of Portland Coder Nights. The time is a guideline, show up when it makes sense to you and leave when you want or need to. These are just the hours we've seen work for a majority of folks in the past.

  • Thursday
    Sep 4 2014
    TiE Pearl Pitch Club; featuring Robin Wang: "10 Tips for Launching Sales"

    TiE Pearl Incubator
    It's the last TiE Pearl Pitch Club of the summer!

    For this session, we feature a presentation by Robin Wang: "10 Tips for Launching Sales".
    Robin Wang is a serial entrepreneur and startup veteran, who is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs achieve "sales happiness".
    Learn how to get your sales activity started, and get pointers on how to enhance your sales if they are not where they need to be!

    Then join us to practice your pitch in a supportive environment and get constructive feedback.
    Our unique event format allows you to practice your sales pitch, your VC pitch, your elevator pitch or your pitch to find a co-founder for your startup business or -idea.

    You can bring a laptop to plug into the A/V system or pitch without a presentation.

    Join others who have gotten a lot of useful tips and pointers on the structure of their story, slide deck, presentation style etc.

    Get actionable feedback and suggestions from peers and TiE mentors, and enjoy networking and refreshments.

    Please register through the website link above. Event cost:

  • TiE Members: FREE;
  • Public: $25
  • UX Book Club PDX is talking about Erving Goffman's classic "Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior"


    We're following on from July's excellent discussion on Sam Ladner's Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector with a classic from sociologist Erving Goffman.

    "Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior" is one of several classic books by Goffman, and one that is studied by UX researchers. The book is a collection of six essays: "On Face-work", "Embarrassment and Social Organization", "The Nature of Deference and Demeanor", "Alienation from Interaction", "Mental Symptoms and Public Order", and "Where the Action Is". If you want to brush up on your understanding of people, this is one of the books for you.

    If you haven't finished the book, but still want to come along and talk, the please do—we'd love to see you.

  • Portland Linux/Unix Group

    PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

    Celebrating 20 years of hosting Portland's best open source and technology freedom speakers.

    This month's topic To Be Announced

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

  • PDX Big Data Discussion Group

    Jive Software

    "No talks. You may opt to take up to 60 seconds to complain about Big Data. One paper per month, no obligation to read it."

    We'll start by letting anyone who wants to take up to a minute to tell us what they've been doing with data lately.

    This month's paper is Dynamo: Amazon’s Highly Available Key-value Store by DeCandia etal. Read it or don't - the goal is just to have something to start conversations. "Did you read the paper?" will do nicely.

    Mention @PDXBigData on Twitter with the link to the full paper to suggest papers for future sessions.

  • Friday
    Sep 5 2014
    Ruby Co-Working

    Breken Kitchen

    Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

  • The Role of the PO When Doing Agile "at Scale"

    McMennamins Ringler's

    As if transitioning to Agile is not challenging enough in any company, what does Agile look like ‘at scale’? For the North American market, ADP Dealer Services develops software & services across 100 sprint teams, 4 major product groups, and half a dozen sites across the US & India. We are now 2 years into our Agile transition. We’ll take a look at some of the practices & tools we utilize each day, and some of the lessons we’ve learned along our journey.

    David Nash is Vice President of Product Management at ADP Dealer Services, the leading provider to Automotive Retailers and OEMs, globally. Prior to ADP, David spent 17 years at Intel in various Product Management, Product Marketing, Advanced Research, and Venture Investing assignments. He is the President of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) Oregon Chapter, and is the co-founder of ProductCamp Portland.

    RSVP's appreciated but not required. For more info, contact jean@azuregate.net or post your query to the AgilePDX mailing list.

  • Commodore Computer Club

    Pied Piper Pizza

    The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. Our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

  • Saturday
    Sep 6 2014
    PostgreSQL Day

    PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

    Saturday, September 6th, is PostgreSQL Day, co-hosted by the Portland Postgres Users Group (PDXPUG) and Portland State University. Attendance is free, but RSVP is required (link below)

    Place: Portland State University, Engineering Building, Room EB 102, 1930 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201.

    Registration: Space is limited, please RSVP!

    RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-postgresql-users-group-pdxpug-day-2014-tickets-11916561757

    Food: Light snacks & beverages provided. Breakfast and lunch is on your own; food carts are nearby.

    Presentations: Organizers are looking for presenters for PostgreSQL Day. Talks should be about 45 minutes in length, and about any of the following topics:

    PostgreSQL administration and performance Case studies of interesting uses of PostgreSQL and PostGIS Interesting applications built on PostGIS or PostgreSQL Database and/or geographic application development Database-related DevOps SQL and stored procedure programming New Postgres/PostGIS features and hacking Postgres/PostGIS

    Organizers will also be taking lightning talks of 5 minutes each, on similar topics. Email your talk proposal to Mark Wong at markwkm -at- postgresql.org.

  • PyLadies Code & Learn

    Bare Bones Cafe

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

  • Monday
    Sep 8 2014
    FOSS4G (Workshops)

    Portland State University

    Full descriptions are on the FOSS4G Workshops page. Check the Registration Page for availability.

    Morning Sessions:

    • An Introduction to OpenStreetMap
    • Better Planning In Case of Disaster: Introduction to Impact Modelling with InaSAFE
    • Building Standards Compliant Geospatial Web Application – The Quick and Easy MapMint Way
    • Create a mobile GIS app using FOSS tools
    • Creating Interactive Online Maps with CartoDB
    • Let’s talk about your geostack
    • OpenLayers 3 – First Contact
    • Python Flask, MongoDB, and Leaflet for quick and fun mapping applications
    • SpatioTemporal data handling with GeoServer: an introduction with examples for MetOc and Remote Sensing data for WMS and WCS
    • Web mapping with OGC services and GeoServer: an introduction

    Afternoon Sessions

    • Building Apps with OpenLayers
    • Deploying INSPIRE Geoportals with GET SDI Portal
    • Deploying Web Processing Services using ZOO-Project – Examples of Python based WPS using PgRouting
    • Developing Android Native Mobile Applications with mobile map tools
    • Enterprise class deplyoment for GeoServer and GeoWebcache:optimizing performances and robustness
    • Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis with PySAL
    • Introduction to high availability clusters with GeoServer and GeoWebCache
    • Introduction to InaSAFE development
    • Introduction to PostGIS

    All Day Sessions:

    • An introduction to QGIS
  • Portland Seed Fund- Pitch for a Beer!

    McMennamins Ringler's

    Working on a startup? Have an interesting business idea that's going to disrupt the market?

    Come enjoy pizza and beer on us and pitch that idea to Portland Seed Fund, a professionally managed early-venture fund with 46 seed and early stage investments.

    You'll have two minutes to pitch PSF alumni, fund managers and mentors, with one tough question served up by a panel of Portland Seed Fund portfolio founders. There will also be time for you to learn more about becoming a Portland Seed Fund company from the alumni who've been through it.

    Space is limited and exclusive to those pitching; pre-registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-seed-fund-pitch-for-a-beer-tickets-12401072943

    When: Monday September 8, 2014

    Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

    Where: McMenamins Ringlers Pub (NOT Annex)

    1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

    Questions? Please email us at: info@portlandseedfund.com

    Learn more about Portland Seed Fund: http://www.portlandseedfund.com

    This event is a lot of fun, don't miss it!

  • PDX Puppet User Group

    Puppet Labs

    The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month - except this month, since that's Labor Day! Instead, we're meeting Sept. 8th.

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

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

    Agenda for September 8th

    • 6:00 - 6:30: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
    • 6:30 - 7:15: Talk TBA
    • 7:15 - 7:30 "The Life and Times of Puppet at Portland State University" - Elliot Schlegelmilch
    • 7:30 - 8:00: Chat and Plan next agenda

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

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

    Meat, veggie, gluten-free, and vegan pizza will be available. The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking inside the office, so bring your bikes in! Parking is available in the garage across the street.

  • Dorkbot

    Bunk Bar

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

  • Tuesday
    Sep 9 2014
    FOSS4G (Workshops)

    Portland State University

    Full descriptions are on the FOSS4G Workshops page. Check the Registration Page for availability.

    Morning Sessions:

    • Becoming a QGIS Developer
    • Bringing together SQL, CartoCSS and Javascript to tell stories with data using CartoDB
    • FOSS4G routing with pgRouting, OpenStreetMap road data and OpenLayers
    • GeoTools DataStore Workshop
    • Introduction to GeoServer
    • Spatio-temporal data handling and visualization in GRASS GIS
    • The Accidental DBA
    • TileMill Fundamentals
    • Versioning Spatial Data with GeoGit

    Afternoon Sessions

    • A Standard GeoSpatial Stack in The Cloud – look ma, no installs
    • GeoNetwork for dummies, or how to setup and use an SDI in 3 hours
    • GeoNode: From novice to master
    • GeoServer Cartography and Styling
    • GeoWebCache in Production
    • Getting started with Oskari – Modular map application framework
    • HOT Activations: OpenStreetMap for Disaster Response
    • Leaflet and Mapbox JavaScript API Fundamentals
    • PostGIS 3D
    • QGIS for Analysts
    • QGIS Plugin Development with PyQt4 and PyQGIS
    • Replicating PostGIS

    All Day Sessions:

    • From data to maps and services with MapStore, GeoServer GeoNetwork and CKAN
    • OGC services with GeoServer: from journeyman to master
  • JS.geo

    Portland State University

    A Geospatial Javascript Conference

  • Wednesday
    Sep 10 2014
    FOSS4G (Conference)
    Oregon Convention Center
  • Women Who Code - Hack Night and Regular Expressions Part 1

    Puppet Labs

    There will be a short talk about Regular Expressions, what they are and why they are useful to pretty much anyone who deals with code or text!

    Hack Nights are general project nights. Bring your own project or bring some knowledge and help out a fellow WWCer! If you would like help with a project or a problem, post in the comments below. If no one has a project we will continue work on our awesome website!

    Pizza and Salad with Gluten Free/Vegan options will be provided by our awesome hosts Puppet Labs.

  • SFWA Pacific Northwest Reader Series

    McMenamins Kennedy School

    The greater Pacific Northwest is home to Ursula K. Le Guin, Kay Kenyon, Jay Lake, Nancy Kress, Brent Weeks, Ted Chiang and Ramona Quimby. Although Ramona isn't known for her Science Fiction and Fantasy escapades, the rest are, and will be celebrated as part of the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local authors.

    Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next Portland event will be held on Wednesday, September 10 and will feature Eileen Gunn, Patrick Swenson, and Wendy Wagner. Set in the pub-like atmosphere of the McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, OR, events begin at 7:00 pm, and end by 8:30 pm.

  • CHIFOO Meeting: Lost But Not Forgotten: The Thanhouser Studio

    ISITE Design Community Room

    Lost But Not Forgetten: The Thanhouser Studio Ned Thanhouser, Thanhouser Films

    Film history has forgotten the pioneering productions created by the Thanhouser studio that operated in New Rochelle, New York during the birth of cinema in America. From 1910 to 1917 the Thanhouser studio produced and released more than 1,000 films, of which some 220 have survived. Reconstructing the history of his grandfather’s studio and the stories behind key executives, actors, technicians, directors, and the films they made has been Ned Thanhouser’s focus for more than 25 years. He will share these stories, as well as the challenges posed by decades of changing video technology and the surprising results of making the films available for free online.

    About the Speaker Ned Thanhouser (@nthanhou) is the grandson of silent film pioneers Gertrude and Edwin Thanhouser and is president of Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Since 1986, he has been actively involved in the research, acquisition, preservation and publication of the history, surviving films, and related ephemera from the Thanhouser studio that operated in New Rochelle, NY from 1909 to 1918. He is a member of Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) and has presented and published research papers at the SCMS conferences (2005, 2013), the AMIA Journal The Moving Image (2011), the Women and the Silent Screen conference (2006), and the Domitor conference (2012). He is also co-founder and vice-president of the International Youth Silent Film Festival which organizes competitions for filmmakers age 20 and under to create modern versions of silent films.

  • Auto Layout with Ken Luke

    Esri Portland R&D Center

    Auto Layout is poised to be a key technology in iOS 8. Come get an overview with our own Ken Luke and discuss your experience with fellow developers.

  • Thursday
    Sep 11 2014
    Startup Happy Hour

    Please RSVP here.

    Join us for a Startup Happy Hour that you'll never forget.

    We're meeting at Bailey's Taproom — the best beer bar on earth.

    Drop by at 3 PM, an hour earlier than usual, to avoid the crowds.

    Gods bless Portlandia.

  • CEO Leadership Dinner: A Look Into Oregon Research Universities

    Nel Centro

    A Look Into Oregon Research Universities – what have they been up to and how can you help?

    In a survey of technology company CEOs that TAO and the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) conducted this past fall, concerns about the strength of Oregon's research institutions rose to top of the list among survey respondents. Please join your peers for a networking dinner and panel discussion which will include VPs of Research from Oregon Research Universities who will give an overview of their research including total research funding, segmentation of funding, programs supporting commercialization, and top academic research programs that align with the technology industry. The goal of this event is to begin to close the knowledge gap about Oregon's university research and to move toward garnering more industry support for Oregon's research universities.

    Panelists Include:

    Ron Adams, Interim Vice President for Research at Oregon State University

    Patrick L. Jones, Associate Vice President for Research Finance and Business Administration at University of Oregon

    Daniel Dorsa, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Research at Oregon Health & Science University

    Jonathan Fink, Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships, Portland State University

    Mateo Aboy, Associate Provost & VP for Research, Oregon Institute of Technology

    The evening will be moderated by Michael Burger, CEO of Cascade Microtech and Skip Newberry, President of TAO.

    Details: When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 Where: Nel Centro, 1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Cost: $95 Members | $125 Nonmembers

  • Portland Commodore Users Group

    Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Station 61)

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

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