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  • Started Monday
    Jul 9 2018
    Podcasting Jumpstart
    through
    Works Progress Agency

    Navigate the technical challenges of starting your own podcast, from audio recording and editing to publishing and promotion.

    This hands-on course is for people interested in podcasting and for those who have always wanted to create a podcast but aren’t sure where to start. Podcasting Jumpstart focuses on the basics, taking you from beginning to end of the podcast creation, production, and publishing process so you can jump right in and learn how to do it yourself.

    Date: Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Learn more at https://www.pugspdx.com/july-2018-courses/podcasting-jumpstart-july-2018

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 23 2018
    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

Tomorrow

  • Started Monday
    Jul 9 2018
    Podcasting Jumpstart
    through
    Works Progress Agency

    Navigate the technical challenges of starting your own podcast, from audio recording and editing to publishing and promotion.

    This hands-on course is for people interested in podcasting and for those who have always wanted to create a podcast but aren’t sure where to start. Podcasting Jumpstart focuses on the basics, taking you from beginning to end of the podcast creation, production, and publishing process so you can jump right in and learn how to do it yourself.

    Date: Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Learn more at https://www.pugspdx.com/july-2018-courses/podcasting-jumpstart-july-2018

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 24 2018
    PADNUG - Portland Geek Dinner - EASTSIDE!

    Be There and Be Square!

    Feel free to bring your bowling shoes :)!

    Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great food, beverages, and conversation!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Started Monday
    Jul 9 2018
    Podcasting Jumpstart
    through
    Works Progress Agency

    Navigate the technical challenges of starting your own podcast, from audio recording and editing to publishing and promotion.

    This hands-on course is for people interested in podcasting and for those who have always wanted to create a podcast but aren’t sure where to start. Podcasting Jumpstart focuses on the basics, taking you from beginning to end of the podcast creation, production, and publishing process so you can jump right in and learn how to do it yourself.

    Date: Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

    Learn more at https://www.pugspdx.com/july-2018-courses/podcasting-jumpstart-july-2018

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 25 2018
    Portland Future Leaders In Tech - July Meetup (Diversity and Inclusion Starter Pack)

    Puppet

    July has a reputation for scorching hot temperatures - especially in the afternoons and early evenings. Luckily, you can beat the heat by spending your Wednesday evening with pdxFLIT! This month, our event will revolve around diversity and inclusivity. It will feature a few all-star speakers and some time to mingle and interact outside of speaking time. This month, you'll have a chance to see the following presentations:

    Tiberius Hefflin - "The Monster On the Project". Tiberius works for Go Boldly. She will be speaking about working and dealing with toxic coworkers.

    Perry Eising - "This Is the Signal You've Been Waiting For: Diversity, Economy, and Messaging". Perry is a former faculty lead from Epicodus. They have contributed a wealth of knowledge to the Portland tech community. Perry's latest Medium article is about making tech events more gender inclusive. You can find it here: https://blog.usejournal.com/gender-inclusive-tech-events-a-hands-on-how-to-guide-ec93ee477035

    Marcus Carter - 'Diversity and Inclusion In the Workforce: Themes, Trends, and What We Might Do Differently". Marcus is a recruiter at Cloudability.

    This month's event is generously being sponsored by Puppet. Food and drinks will be provided at this event. We're always looking for sponsors to help provide refreshments, catering, and other resources for future events. If you are interested in helping us with this in the future, please contact Masen at [email protected].

    pdxFLIT is also looking for volunteers! If you're interested in volunteering with us, there will be information about it at this event. Information about these opportunities will also be coming via Meetup and other online forums (Twitter, Slack) in the coming weeks.

    Doors open at 5 30 PM and talks will happen at roughly 6 PM. There will be time for mingling, conversation, and networking outside of the speaking times. If you need to come a bit later, don't worry about getting locked out! Just post on this page and somebody can come downstairs and let you in. This event will be happening at Puppet Labs on SW 2nd Avenue.

    Are you interested in speaking at a future pdxFLIT event? We're always looking for speakers - no experience is necessary! If you're interested in giving a talk, please contact Katie at [email protected].

    We kindly ask that you abide by our Code of Conduct and Puppet's Code of Conduct when attending this event. They can be found at the following destinations:

    Puppet: https://puppet.com/community/community-guidelines#event-code-of-conduct

    pdxFLIT: https://www.meetup.com/pdxFLIT-Portland-Future-Leaders-In-Tech/photos/28737494/471776346/

    Website
  • Programming with Python 1

    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? This is the class for you!

    This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

    No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

    Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview

    AWS Elemental

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-45803234708] is required to gain entry to this event

    Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

    • Morning preparation, attire, mindset • Preparation for the non-technical parts • How to study for the coding interview • How to execute the coding test

    Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 20. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

    Agenda:

    5:00 PM: Doors open

    5:15 PM: Introduction

    5:30 PM: Session begins

    6:30 PM: Session ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No

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

    Q: Where there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: No on-site parking available at this event.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

    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
  • Managing Uncertainty in Machine Learning w/ Brad Block

    Tura.io

    Brad will lead a discussion on managing uncertainty in ML. Topics may include:

    • Tests of statistical significance
    • Confidence intervals
    • Credible intervals
    • Central limit theorem
    • Monte Carlo simulation
    • Density estimation
    • Model selection
    • Uncertainty in deep learning
    • Probabilistic calibration
    • and others ...
    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

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

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 26 2018
    Intro to Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

    Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions by learning to shell script.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics and Advanced Command Line. Command line experience required.

    Website
  • Epicodus Demo Day

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is hostng a Demo Day event at our office on Thursday, July 26th! Alumni will be showing off a variety of applications they've built from start to finish. If you're considering hiring a junior developer, are interested in partnering with Epicodus in other ways, or simply want to support the Portland tech community, we'd love to have you. Feel free to come any time during the open house hours to check out work put together by our graduates!

    This event is free, but for logistics purposes, please rsvp at the website link provided if you plan to attend!

    Website
  • Programming with JavaScript 2

    Free Geek

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

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

    Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with JavaScript 1, typing skills

    Website
  • 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
  • Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

    Free mentoring from local programmers.

    Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

    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
    Jul 27 2018
    AgilePDX Westside Cafe: Splitting Epics and User Stories

    Working from a backlog of small, well thought out, user stories helps the team create value and show progress. Join us in discussing how to move from large features / epics / stories to small actionable user stories.

    Once again, someone has brought you a blob of a feature. They want you to start on it in a near sprint. What do you do? What processes help you decompose your feature? What flow of events do you prefer to a last minute drop?

    Whether you are a master story splitter or new at story writing, we hope you can join us. Share your experience, or bring you questions and scenarios and we'll all walk away with new ideas to try!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 28 2018
    PDX NodeBots Day: 2018

    Vacasa

    NodeBots Day is world wide event where people learn how to control the physical world with JavaScript. The focus of NodeBots Day is on sharing and enjoying each other's company and JavaScript - lots of JavaScript.

    This year PDXNode and Women Who Code Portland are joining forces to host an awesome NodeBots Day in Portland. We want you to leave with the satisfaction of making something awesome!

    Continuing in the spirit of the international NodeBots Day event: this is not a hackathon. It's about spending a day in an amazing workshop with good people and tinkering, hacking and generally putting tools where hardware would rather you didn't. Women Who Code Portland will be providing some hardware at the event, but feel free to bring your own!

    We are very beginner and help is available. There will be seasoned Nodesters ready and available to help anyone with questions or advice throughout the event. NodeBots also has a online chat community where you can connect to other hackers around the world who are also exploring.

    Website
  • Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop

    Epicodus

    Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, July 28th, 2018, 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, July 28th, 2018 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
  • Creative Projects Workshop

    Free Geek

    Join us for bi-monthly peer learning and working on creative projects in Blender, Audacity, KDENLive, Krita, GIMP, and other open-source design tools. Get help identifying the right tool for your project. Or bring your latest project and get help from supportive and knowledgeable tutors!

    Website
  • Join Us for a Demo of a Smart Sneaker

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

    Want to see the first version of our smart sneaker for OMSI Maker Faire Portland? Garrett will share the first version to inspired all of to create our own for Maker Faire.

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

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

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 30 2018
    Azure Logic Apps - The other side of Azure Serverless Architecture @ Portland Azure User Group

    Please RSVP on the Meetup.com page

    Join us Monday, July 30 at SoftSource for a technical presentation on Azure Logic Apps!

    This presentation by Samuel Adranyi is a continuation of exploring the various Serverless solutions Microsoft Azure offers.

    Logic App Service is an integration and workflow engine with per-built connectors to popular SaaS solutions like Salesforce, Dropbox, and Google services. Essentially it's an easy way to move data from Salesforce to Office 365 or to another cloud service.

    A logic app begins with a trigger (like 'When an account is added to Dynamics CRM') and after firing can begin many combinations actions, conversions, and condition logic. Logic Apps is a great choice when orchestrating different Azure Functions in a process - especially when the process requires interacting with an external system or API.

    More information about the service here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/logic-apps/

    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
    Jul 31 2018
    OCCA: Scott Hanselman: Windows 10 - Today and Tomorrow

    Windows 10 - Today and Tomorrow

    Scott Hanselman will discuss many of the less well known but useful features of Windows 10. He will also discuss features he expects to see in upcoming releases.

    Agenda:
    6:00--6:20 Networking
    6:20--7:00 No-host dinner
    7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements
    7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

    Presented by:
    Scott Hanselman. Scott works from his home in Oregon for the Microsoft Web Platform Team. He is a teacher. He speaks widely. He has written code that you've used. He's been blogging for over a decade, coding for twice that, and podcasting for over half that. He codes, writes, speaks, empowers, promotes, braids, learns and listens, usually not in that order.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 1 2018
    CHIFOO Event: CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party

    TBD

    CHIFOO presents our 12th Annual Bowling Party!

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

    Don't be a turkey get some turkeys. Don’t forget your socks and lucky bowling ball!

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

    http://bit.ly/2lsWChN

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 2 2018
    Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup

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

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

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

    Boxed lunch and beverages included.

    Learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/411-aug-2

    Website
  • Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX - Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour

    Please join us for our August Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)!

    Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

    Our monthly happy hour brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

    ** NOTE: For expedited registration, please bring a business card to the registration table.

    Location - PIE @ The Dairy Building, 2715 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/2715+SE+8th+Ave,+Portland,+OR+97202/@45.5034186,-122.6604687,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54950a705fef71dd:0x54aac9af54e758ce!8m2!3d45.5034149!4d-122.6582747)

    A huge thanks to PIE for hosting us in their wonderful space.

    Want to introduce your startup or idea at this event?

    We have several open mic opportunities at each of our events. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group then please reach out to [masked] for more information.

    Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour is a grassroots event organized by the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (http://www.otradi.org/)

    Website
  • Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX

    Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

    Our monthly happy hour brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Aug 4 2018
    Kanban Training & Workshop

    Union Bank Tower

    Practical, Hands-on Training For Kanban

    Learn how to “Stop Starting and Start Finishing”

    Join us for an all day Kanban workshop on August 04th, 2018; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our Kanban workshop will help you adopt a value–centric system of planning and executing your work. In the one day training we cover the basics of Kanban, one of the agile processes, through a combination of theory and extensive exercises. With in-depth exercises and coaching from an experienced practitioner, participants will learn how to initiate change with Kanban and bring in process improvements by identifying and addressing bottlenecks, prioritize, and initiate collaboration.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

          * Understand how to make prioritization, sequencing and scheduling decisions based on economic factors instead of hunches.
    
          * Learn how to forecast single and multiple work items (releases, sprints) and be able to answer the questions like "When will the work be finished?" accurately instead of guessing due dates.
    
          * Acquire skills to avoid emotional objections to changes in general and to Kanban WIP limits introduction in particular.
    
          * Enabled by seven Kanban cadences, be able to introduce continuous learning and improvement process by implementing organizational feedback loops.
    
          * Familiarize with Kanban Risk Management approaches, service orientation, asymmetrical commitment and rollout phases for a Kanban initiative.
    
          * Increase Kanban knowledge to manage, sustain and scale evolutionary improvements in their organization.
    

    BENEFITS:

          * Get a thorough understanding of the Kanban method, its core principles and practices.
    
          * Learn how to design and introduce a Kanban system into your existing work environment.
    
          * Understand how to improve service delivery with Kanban systems and ensure better customer focus.
    
          * Learn to maximize benefits of the Pull-based workflow, limit Work In Progress (WIP) through continuous collaboration and active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the best possible team workflow.
    
          * Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science.
    
          * Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors.
    
          * Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs).
    
          * Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace.
    
          * Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.
    
          * Learn concepts through case studies, interactive role play, exercises and discussions.
    

    WHO SHOULD COME?

    Kanban is one of the easiest ways to get your process and delivery under control, anyone with work that needs to get done will benefit. Kanban works across multiple functions of an organisation, from senior managers looking to adopt Lean Management to members of delivery teams willing to improve their working practices. Who should come? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams;

          * Senior Managers
    
          * Program and Project Managers
    
          * Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts
    
          * Scrum Masters, Team Leads and Change Agents
    
          * Product & Software Developers & Testers
    
          * Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers,
    
          * Agile Coaches & Practitioners (Scrum, XP, DSDM, AgilePM, etc.)
    
          * Portfolio Managers, Supply Logistics Professionals.
    
          * Other roles such as HR and Finance professionals
    

    SPEAKER'S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

          * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
    
          * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed timeframe. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. Impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
    
          * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
    
          * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers.
    
          * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.
    
          * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.
    

    SUZANNE WARD'S CERTIFICATIONS:

          * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
    
          * PSM, Professional Scrum Master, Scrum.org
    
          * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner,   Scrum Alliance
    
          * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance
    

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

    *** P.S. Location might change due to size of class. If this is the case; we'll be using a different venue in the downtown Portland Area.

    Website
  • IoT and Sneaker Mats?

    Join us online for desktop or mobile at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789

    Join us as Michael Wild shares his prototype with the Gemma, LEDs, battery, and a pressure sensor. Adafruit has inspired us to create the Firewalker sneaker for OMSI Maker Faire in September. I hope you'll join us.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmuig7dPv-Y&t=92s

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

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

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

    Website

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