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  • Tuesday
    Jan 15 2019
    DIY CNC Mill

    Free Geek

    Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

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

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-january-happy-hour-tickets-53317206199] is required to gain entry to this event

    Join us for Happy Hour at Simple!

    PDXWIT is excited to kick off the New Year with a Happy Hour at Simple! The theme of the evening is “Let’s Talk about Data.” The conversation starter to keep the networking flowing will be “How do you use data in your everyday life?”

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase some individuals in our community.

    An employee of Simple will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities

    Sian RIebe, of Adidas, will tell us about Biases in Data Analytics

    Suruchi Kham, Business Analyst, will talk about using Data Analytics for a Cause

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

    An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

    Table Topics to help break the ice.

    A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

    Agenda:

    4:30 p.m. - Doors open

    5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + lightning speakers

    6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes, all our restrooms are gender neutral.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes, we have ramps and elevators.

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

    A: Yes to both.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: We don't have onsite parking available, but there is street parking (most 2 hours, limit ending at 6pm I believe).

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

    A: Entrance is on Clay street across from Rose's. There will be volunteers in the lobby. There are stairs or the elevator up to the second floor where the event will take place.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: No, but we have some bike racks outside in front of the building.

    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
  • PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!

    Cvent

    Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

    This meeting will have two parts:

    1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by Cvent)

    2) A group discussion of management topics. Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    NOTE: We are meeting at a new location! Thanks Cvent for hosting us!

    Location Details:

    Cvent

    308 SW 2nd Ave #200

    Portland, OR 97204

    Website
  • Serverless Architecture Meetup - Security in a Serverless World: Understanding Risk and Protection

    Cheers to 2019! We are starting the year off talking about Security!

    According to a 2018 survey from The New Stack, over 75% of organizations are using or plan to use serverless in the next 18 months. But it does not come without security risks. In this talk, Sonya will discuss key components of serverless architecture and potential risks organizations need to be aware of, such as: visibility and monitoring challenges, denial-of-service attacks, dependencies on external resources, access control risks, and best practices for serverless security both as functions are built and at runtime.

    Sonya Koptyev is the Director of Evangelism at Twistlock. She has been driving community efforts across various development technologies since the early days of SharePoint and .NET. Sonya worked on building the Office developer community and the Microsoft AI developer community and bringing the latest in bleeding edge technologies into the hands of developers. As part of Twistlock, Sonya is looking to bring the world of secure cloud native development into the hands of every developer, ensuring that they can make the most of the best cloud native technologies in a secure way.

    Schedule: Doors Open at 6 p.m. Programming to begin at 6:30 p.m. with Q&A after.

    Drinks and Light Snacks will be served.

    Interested in speaking at a future event? Message us and let us know! We'd love to have you.

    Website
  • PHPDX - Monthly Meetup

    Graybox

    Stay tuned for further details. Expect food, speakers and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

    Website
  • Portland Python Pirates - Computing in Python II: Control Structures Week 2 Review

    The Tech Academy

    This week we dove head first into conditionals. This should feel like a natural progression from the logical operators we had been using before. We are going to try a new format this week where we will do a short recap followed by group collaboration where we will be doing select problems from the problem set. We will use these to drive our discussion of the weeks topics.

    This means you do not have to kill yourself to complete the problem sets prior although I encourage you to do so. If you get stumped please feel free to suggest it as one of the problems you would like to go over during our session.

    A lot of times there is parking right in front of the building. If this is not the case I recommend trying 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Ave. There are usually spots down that way. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! There is also a lot right next door if you don't want to mess with street parking.

    As always feel free to message me or post on Slack if you have any questions. Hope to see you Tuesday!

    * New to our group? Need to join our Slack channel? Looking for free resources? Check out our website @ www.pdxpythonpirates.org for all of that and more!

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Wednesday
    Jan 16 2019
    OEN PubTalk: Mainstreaming Cannabis

    Do you have a growing Cannabis business? Are you curious about the Cannabis industry? Our January PubTalk will cover a high-level review of business issues all entrepreneurs should be aware of, including sales & marketing, fundraising, finance and accounting, and more, all through the lens of the cannabis industry. Register today and get tips on growing your cannabis business.

    Website
  • Jr Dev Meetup

    Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

    Website
  • Portland JR DEVELOPER Meetup! - Junior Developer Happy Hour

    Come mingle with other junior developers. Have a drink and some fun!

    Website
  • Women Who Code Portland - JavaScript Study Night - Web Speech API

    Act-On Software

    This month's topic will focus around web speech APIs from guest speaker Caterina Paun.

    The Web Speech API allows you to incorporate voice within your web apps. With this free API, you can take in voice input through speech recognition and/or you can use speech synthesis to output voice. During this session, we will go over how you can take advantage of this API and build voice applications.

    Caterina is a developer and designer focusing on voice technologies. She is currently an Instructor at Portland State University and the Senior Director of Women Who Code Portland.

    Hope to see you there!

    -------------------------------------------------------

    Join Our Movement

    - Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
    - Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

    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

    Act-On Software is a marketing automation software company that empowers marketers to do the best work of their careers. Their company headquarters are located in Portland, OR, in the Bank of America building. They are currently hiring for several engineering and customer support (tiers 1, 2, and 3) roles. Please visit their careers page for more information on their open positions: https://www.act-on.com/careers/listings/#Portland

    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
  • PDX |> Elixir |> Group

    Focus Vision

    We have two talks for our event.

    "Ecto Practicum for an impractical world" by Jed Schneider

    And

    "Elixir on Docker" by Moxley Stratton

    Hope to see you there!

    Note: the talks start at 6:30. Doors open at 6pm. Social time is 6:00-6:30.

    • What we'll do The monthly meeting is the primary event offered by Elixir PDX. It includes presentations given by local and remote Elixir and Erlang presenters.

    • What to bring Yourself! A laptop sometimes comes in handy.

    • Important to know Pizza and drinks are typically provided by one of our sponsors.

    Website
  • Join a Team for IDEO.org'­s 9-Week Course for Human-Centered Design

    Graybox

    In January, IDEO.org and +Acumen will once again be offering their highly regarded free 9-week online course, Design Kit: Course for Human-Centered Design. As we've done often in the past, Portland Community Design Thinkers will be hosting a special meetup on Jan. 16 to help facilitate the creation of teams for all members who wish to join the course.

    Created by IDEO.org for those who are relatively new to design thinking, +Acumen's free Design Kit: Course for Human-Centered Design is probably one of the best and most immersive resources anywhere for getting up to speed on the nuts and bolts of HCD. This meetup is specifically for those interested in learning more about the course and helping to form working teams. Please note PCDT is not managing this course -- you'll be on your own for that. But we're keen to give anyone interested a leg up in getting off to the best possible start with a group of other eager local participants, and participants are welcome to use our own Slack channel for course communication and organizing, as many groups have previously done.

    Read more about the course at the below link.

    In brief, it's a nine-week online FREE curriculum that will introduce participants to the concepts of human-centered design and how this approach can be used to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions. During those nine weeks, you'll work online (and off) with a group of 2-6 people, learning the HCD process by applying it to one of three pre-crafted real world design challenges. (You'll also have a choice to craft your own challenge.) Each week you will explore the fundamental concepts through readings, case studies, and short videos. Then you'll meet in-person with your design team to get your hands dirty practicing the relevant human-centered design methods.

    Let's get as many teams together as we can for the next course! Read more at this link: http://www.plusacumen.org/courses/introduction-human-centered-design

    Website
  • AgilePDX: Lean Pizza!

    Puppet

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to receive the latest updates: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/257718370/

    Join us for "Lean Pizza" (not calorically lean) and agile-inspired discussions as we reflect on 2018 and look forward to 2019. We will use a lean coffee-style self-organizing agenda. The first few minutes will be spent gathering discussion ideas and then we'll roll into the smooth, easy cadence of lively discussion!

    While this evening is not meant to be a retrospective, feel free to share what went well for you or your Agile community, and where you want to see improvements, both personally and as an Agile community member.

  • 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

    All are welcome. See you there!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Thursday
    Jan 17 2019
    DAMA PDX: Benefits and Challenges of Migrating to the Cloud

    Presented by Joshua Skarphol Consulting Manager, Snowflake Computing Moving is difficult, so why bother? In this talk Joshua Skarphol will discuss the benefits of moving your data to the cloud, moving the discussion beyond the hype, and examining the security, scalability, and performance gains that cloud adoption offers. He’ll also dig into some of the common challenges and pitfalls you can expect when embarking on this journey.

    Schedule

    8:30 – 9:00 am – Sign In 9:00 – 10:15 am – Presentation 10:15 – 10:30 am – Break, Chapter Announcements 10:30 – 11:30 am – Presentation continued

    Cost

    Free for members (including ALL employees of corporate members) $15 for non-members $5 for students with valid student ID

    Website
  • Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • Community Manager Coffee

    40 LBS Coffee Bar

    PLEASE RSVP ON THE MEETUP PAGE

    Looking to connect with other community managers? Join us for coffee! Make connections, listen to what other people are working on, ask questions.

    This is an informal meeting with no presentation.

    Do you run a Meetup group, Facebook group, Online group, support community, or other type of community-based group? We are a collection of professionals sharing information related to the art of Community Management. Join Us!

    We are looking to connect with Community Managers, Community Leaders, Community Organizers & the Community Curious.

    Website
  • Web Development 1

    Free Geek

    Please note: Thursday classes are held in the Classroom. Saturday classes are held in the Meeting Room.

    Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us at Free Geek for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS.

    Required skills: Comfort using a keyboard & mouse

    Website
  • 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.

    Website
  • Nike Tech Talk: Elegant Solutions For Everyday Python Problems

    Join Nina Zakharenko, Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, for a Nike Tech Talk on Thursday, January 17. Nina will give a talk titled, "Elegant Solutions For Everyday Python Problems."

    Are you an intermediate Python developer looking to level up? Luckily, Python provides us with a unique set of tools to make our code more elegant and readable by providing language features that make your code more intuitive and cut down on repetition. In this talk, Nina will share practical pythonic solutions for supercharging your code.

    Enjoy snacks and beverages, as you network with fellow tech enthusiasts before and after the talk.

    Find out more and RSVP at https://niketechtalksjan17.splashthat.com/

    Website
  • Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

    Capital One Café

    -- TEMPORARILY (hopefully very temporarily) at CapitalOne Cafe. Testing out downtown as a new location.--

    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
  • 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
  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble! Pt.2

    226 SE Madison St

    Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble! (Part 2)

    Hack2Learn is a bi-monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to all the various types of challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
    Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!

    For the next Hack2Learn workshop (yes, we are finally getting this event rolling again!), we will be taking a crack at Assembly-focused CTF (Capture The Flag) challenges: specifically, the PICOCTF2018
    Assembly 0-2. MrDe4d will be walking everyone through these challenges, step by step (pun!) so that everyone in attendance will gain theoretical as well as applicable knowledge.
    Being able to gain control of system memory is a powerful skill, and is a gateway to understanding memory structure, how data is accessed and processed, how the OS, CPU and programs interface with one another and ultimately how to pwn. A lot of people find Assembly intimidating..and while it may seem daunting and complicated at first glance but, as with any programming language, a grasp of logic as well as dedication to learning are all that are required. In addition to walking you through every step in each challenge, a relatively quick
    intro to Assembly will be given, hopefully demystifying it a bit for everyone. MrDe4d will cover basic syntax, instructions and conditions. As we dive deeper into each aspect of the challenges, we will continue to reiterate what has been covered with Assembly- we expect questions to be frequent and recurring. It is absolutely OK to ask the same thing more than once; PASCAL Hack2Learn is a friendly learning environment!
    H2L has two major goals: for everyone to capture the flags, and to learn to reverse engineer. This is not a workshop focused on learning a tool, rather it is designed to get attendees thinking logically, critically & to get everyone accustomed to being uncomfortable and not knowing the answer.
    In order to participate, attendees will need a computer running either Linux (distro of choice though for this workshop Debian flavors are recommended) or Windows with a VM for Linux, & an install of Cutter 1.7.2 (a Radare2 GUI).

    Note: Running Linux is not absolutely necessary when using Cutter. Both Windows and Mac are suitable and Cutter will run fine. Cutter still definitely has a learning curve to it.. fortunately, there is an excellent tutorial/intro on Megabeets.net!

    Questions? Email [masked] or get on the PASCAL Discord and interact with other PDX hackers (ask for invite).

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

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

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

    Website
  • Friday
    Jan 18 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: The Breadth of Python

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Tab Memmott, Python Engineer at Nike and OHSU

    Tab will share his experience on how Python can be used in different fields. He will be going over important Python libraries as well.

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

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • OEN Coaching Program

    Industrious

    OEN’s new Coaching Program is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to share their goals, challenges, insights, and advice in an intimate and confidential setting. Limited to 15 participants, this Program is supported by a certified Coach and a network of mentors with expertise in various topics. Participants will meet monthly for a period of six months, though we expect the connections you make will endure long after the program ends.

    Coaching and leadership development can often be inaccessible for entrepreneurs at this stage, which is why OEN is partnering with Geffen Mesher, one of Portland’s local accounting firms, and Industrious, Portland’s newest co-working space, to pilot this coaching experience. Participants will be assigned a small group of partners within their cohort to connect with between sessions to tackle pressing and emerging issues. All participants will be able to contact everyone in the cohort and all the mentors on an ongoing basis.

    Entrepreneurship is hard, but it’s much harder if you try to go it alone. You need the support of other founders and startup executives who can “feel your pain” and help you solve real-life problems in real time. You also need experienced mentors who can help guide you on your path.

    Eligibility: Founders and/or leaders of companies currently experiencing significant growth who want to learn how to scale up their business from an experienced coach, a peer cohort, and a network of mentors/experts in various fields. This is the perfect “next step” after our Startup Series.

    Program: This six-month pilot program will kick off with a half-day session with subsequent sessions running for three hours. Participants will be also be matched up with a small Pod cohort to discuss emerging issues, homework, and other matters as they arise in between monthly meetings.

    Given that many startups face similar challenges, we have curated a group of mentors, each with expertise on topics relevant to leaders of companies at this stage, including legal, accounting, sales, marketing, leadership, finance/fundraising, and more. These mentors have agreed to provide advice and support to the participants for the duration of the program. They will attend the first and last session and may appear as guest speakers when appropriate.

    Prior to the first session, participants will be invited to take the Clifton Strengthsfinder Assessment to identify their Top 5 Strengths so that over the course of the Program, participants can expand their effectiveness, learn to leverage others’ strengths, and extend the collective strengths of their team.

    The format of the monthly meeting will have one mentor present for the first 1-1.5 hours with a facilitated group discussion to follow. The discussion will be customized to the specific needs of the participants.

    Topics: Topics will focus on issues the group identifies, but we expect to include:

    Developing a Sales Pipeline Marketing Accounting/Finance/Fundraising Legal: IP, entity issues, HR, raising capital Teaming Leadership Presence and Culture Outcomes: Participants should expect the following outcomes:

    Accelerate the growth of their companies Build a winning culture Collaborate with and build lasting relationships with trusted peers Connect with expert resources Become a better leader Dates Jan 18 Feb 8 March 8 April 12 May 10 June 14

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 19 2019
    Python, Machine Learning, and Tensorflow Project

    Are you interested in learning and sharing skills in Python, Machine Learning, and Tensorflow? We'll be providing a demo of a Tensorflow project called Magenta. Here's a short video preview https://youtu.be/4IgET8IcStw

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    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
  • Digital Privacy Primer

    Free Geek

    Join us for an important online safety workshop. Learn how digital privacy works (or doesn't!) and learn how to get started with password managers, encrypted communication, email and mobile privacy tools, and more. We all need this information. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

    Website
  • Understanding the Internet of Things

    Free Geek

    What is the Internet of Things (IOT)? How does this emerging technology change our understanding of online privacy and safety? What do we need to know to use and embrace this technology safely? Will our fridges and watches be used to hack into our houses?

    Join us at Free Geek for this special workshop!

    Website
  • 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
  • Sunday
    Jan 20 2019
    AgilePDX: Lean Coffee in the North

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to receive the latest updates: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/bxvdmqyzcbbc/

    Join us for coffee/tea or beverage of your choice and fun discussions about how to overcome challenges we face or to share about Agile-inspired and other topics we agree or disagree with. This event is aimed at getting people in the North and NE areas of Portland and Vancouver together to facilitate discussions. It's not exclusive to people that live in the North and NE, just closer to those parts of the city to make it easier to come out.

    We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

    If you aren't going to be able to make it, please update your RSVP so that we know how many to expect.

    Parking: Use the Gotham Building Parking lot on the corner of N Page St and N Borthwick Ave.

    Building Entry: Entry to the building is best through the door by Little Gotham Coffee. We'll have someone meeting on time attendees at the door. For those that run a few minutes late due to traffic or other reasons out of your control, there will be directions at the door on how to contact someone to let you in.

    Weather Policy: Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagater 3 hours before event time. We will not have the event in ice, or snowy conditions.

    Percipio Consulting Group is opening up their offices to host this event. Percipio is a business consulting firm that helps companies identify opportunities for improvement and successfully implement meaningful changes. That means more efficient processes, shored-up controls, a technology solution that really works for you, or all of the above. They have helped many companies, both Fortune 500 and mid-sized, navigate complex projects by truly understanding business needs and defining up front what success will look like.

    New to Lean Coffee?

    It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the format we'll follow:

    Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

    Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to get a flavor for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

    Step 3: Each person gets five votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their Sharpie. Mark with a plus + if you agree with the topic and want to discuss it, or a minus - if you disagree and want to discuss it, mark it with a dot if you want to hear the discussion and maybe join in. You can put all votes on one, one across many, however you feel. Each mark counts as one vote.

    Step 4: The top vote-getting stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top. In an Agile fashion, we'll use groupings of ToDo, Doing, Done and Lessons learned.

    Step 5: Each of these stickies are discussed for 5 minutes, most votes first. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

    Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

  • PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 21 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: 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 providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    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 this popular computer language - 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.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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  • NewTech PDX - January 28th

    WeWork Pioneer Place

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of (usually) every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the event is $10 - $20 online, or $25 at the door: Buy Tickets

    Agenda
    5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    7:00pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Kurt Brendley of PreAct Technologies

    • Pres. #2: Amber Rush of Basic Counsel
    • Pres. #3: Deborah Simpier of Althea

    8:30pm - After-Party at Yard House

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  • Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

    Phase 2

    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

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  • Portland Programmer Network - PDX Code Guild - Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    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)[masked] We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, in the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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  • Privacy Happy Hour!

    Jack Knife

    Join us for some great conversations about privacy, security, and other TA3M topics! Come get to know your fellow members better and give us ideas about what you'd like to do and/or learn in our meetings this year. There will be food and drink available for purchase, and we hope to see you there!

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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!

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 22 2019
    Startup Founders in Tech [1on1 Conversations over Video]

    Online.

    Startup Founders of Tech Startups Only

    We're startup founders building tech products to solve problems in the world. 

    We come together from different backgrounds and industries and it's this diversity that makes group members valuable to one another. Some of us code. Others do marketing. Some of us think we'll be fundraising forever... No matter, we've got overlapping challenges and experiences to share with each other for what to do (and just as importantly what not to do).

    So, if you're looking to get smarter and move faster with your business, join us. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific. 

    Reach out if you have questions. 

    Whitney

    PS - If you're interested but not yet in the group, it's easy to join. RSVP for this event and I'll follow-up. We want to ensure the group remains as promised... a group of Startup Founders in Tech

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  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: 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 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.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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  • Indie.vc v 3.0 - Winter Tour 2019

    Autodesk

    Over the last few years, we’ve had the chance to host many events that expose founders to an alternative universe where companies they’ve been told can’t be built without massive amounts of VC funding are thriving with little, to no, outside investment. We often start these events by warning attendees that they won’t be able to unsee what they’re about to see. Many leave these events with a whole new perspective on not only what is possible, but why limiting exposure the traditional venture business model is beneficial for founders, employees and the cultures and values they’re hoping to embody with their businesses.

    Rather than write another blog post or clever FAQ, we wanted to bring that same in-person experience to those considering investment from Indie.vc.

    Over the next 2 months, we’ll be embarking on a tour of most major metros in the US (we tried picking towns that were a short-ish road trip away from just about anywhere). Our goal with these info sessions is to share our experiences and motives directly with the Indie-curious. They are open to founders interested in taking investment from Indie.vc and Angels/Funds interested in funding companies the way we do. We’re planning to have some founders we’ve backed, and founders who’ve built and scaled profitable businesses, join us for these events to answer questions and share their experiences embracing the values and tactics we preach.

    RSVP at https://indie.vc

    Proudly hosted by PIE and PIE Shop in collaboration with Autodesk

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 23 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!

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Blockchain - Practical Applications of Distributed Ledger Technology

    Ask Nicely

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-blockchain-practical-applications-of-distributed-ledger-technology-tickets-53365104464] is required to gain entry to this event

    Blockchain is all the rage right now. You’ve seen it in your news feed, you’re researching it as part of your product discovery, you’re learning to program in Solidity, or you’ve been dreaming about what to do with all of your bitcoin mining profits! Learn more about distributed ledger technology (blockchain) and discuss potential real-world applications of blockchain outside of cryptocurrency.

    Speaker: Mindy Montgomery

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjmontgomery/

    Title: Technical Product Manager, APIs and Data

    Company: moovel, NA

    Agenda:

    5:00 pm - Doors open/networking

    5:30 pm - Introduction

    5:35 pm - Presentation

    6:35 pm - Networking

    7:00 pm - Event ends

    Event FAQ:

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes, on the second floor via the elevator.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes, fully ADA accessible.

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

    A: Yes, light food and beverages.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: There is no onsite parking, but there is possible street parking in the Slabtown neighborhood or paid lots nearby between 21st & 20th on Pettygrove.

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

    A: Front door access is at the corner of NW 22nd and Pettygrove. The door is normally locked but will be accessible for the duration of the event.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Yes, there is some limited space to store bikes inside the lobby area.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Yes, if possible; the location is close to a bus line and a few blocks from the street car.

    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.

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  • OEN Westside PubTalk: Equity versus debt financing. Which is right for your business?

    Financing is tough and confusing. There are multiple options available for startups and small businesses: angel investors, seed funds, loans. How do you figure out which one is right for you? Come to the Westside PubTalk and hear from experienced investors on the options and expectations for your business.

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  • Portland JavaScript Admirers - Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting

    Janrain, Inc.

    Let’s start 2019 with a BAM! Jason Overby is one of the authors of BAM!, a serverless framework (written in JavaScript) designed to mitigate some of the challenges faced when working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is optimized for the deployment of AWS Lambda functions integrated with Amazon API Gateway endpoints.

    Did you know we have a code of conduct? Of course we do! We're super-official. http://pdxjs.com/code-of-conduct/

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  • FailPDX - Fail Talks

    Cloudability

    TBD -Happy 2019! We are still sorting logistics on speakers. We have a time and a place, let's make this happen. More details soon. :)

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  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

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

    PDX Exploit Workshop

    All are welcome. See you there!

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  • Thursday
    Jan 24 2019
    Add Augmented Reality to your design portfolio in 2019

    52 Limited

    Description

    Worldwide, there are now over a billion mobile devices with augmented reality capabilities. Augmented reality (AR) apps let people see and interact with digital content in their physical reality. Apple, Facebook, and Snapchat have pioneered early techniques and technologies to insert digital images (and interactions) on top of real-world objects, but the possibilities of these channels remain relatively unexplored.

    We’re at an inflection point for user experience and interaction design. Whether or not we’ve planned for it, we’re all 3D designers now. It’s the perfect time to extend your design skills into this new reality.

    Jessica Outlaw of The Extended Mind, in partnership with Torch AR is offering a half-day workshop for designers and design producers. In this hands-on training, you will develop an understanding of immersive tech, interaction design in 3D space, and existing AR use cases. During the workshop, you’ll concept, plan, and build your own AR experience prototype.

    *No augmented reality experience or coding is needed. Space is limited. Details:

    Welcome 8:30 AM Workshop 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Part 1: The state of the immersive technology today. You will demo mobile AR technology and learn about the range of use cases.

    Part 2: Techniques for AR interaction design. We will compare and contrast 2D & 3D design patterns.

    Part 3: Designing with Mobile AR. You will design and develop an interactive AR experience prototype for your portfolio.

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  • 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.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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  • 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

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  • Friends of Fictiv: Happy Hour

    CENTRL east

    Hey Portland.

    We had so much fun at our first Happy Hour in Portland, we’re kicking off 2019 with another!

    Come join us for beers/wine as we do a hardware “Teardown”, and connect with other professionals & makers here in greater PDX hardware community.

    You can RSVP through our Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-fictiv-happy-hour-tickets-54304854281

    Cheers to a New Year!

    The Fictiv Team

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  • PDX Veterans in Technology - January Professional Networking Meeting

    XPO Logisitcs

    Join us for our monthly professional networking event. Our keynote speaker is Steve White, Chief Security Officer at ForgeRock, and USAF veteran. XPO Logistics has generously provided us a venue.

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  • PDX Veterans in Technology - January Professional Networking Meeting

    XPO Logistics

    Join us for our monthly professional networking event. Our keynote speaker is Steve White, Chief Security Officer at ForgeRock, and USAF veteran. XPO Logistics has generously provided us a venue.

    Website
  • PDXPUG: Bi-Directional Replication for Postgres

    New Relic

    Note new location and we are meeting the 4th Thursday this month!

    pdxpug.wordpress.com

    BDR (bi-directional replication) enables asynchronous multi-master replication in Postgres as an extension and has been in full production status since 2014. We will discuss the use cases that BDR is most appropriate for, and where is might not be best suited.

    Mark works at 2ndQuadrant as a consultant for English Speaking Territories, based out of Oregon. He is a Contributor to PostgreSQL, co-organizer of the Portland PostgreSQL User Group, and serves as a Director and Treasurer for the United States PostgreSQL Association.

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  • 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.

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  • Designing with Sound | Amber Case (live!)

    We're re-booting UX Book Club in the new year with something a little different!

    Fan favorite Amber Case will be hosting us (address will be sent to attendees) and giving a presentation on her new book Designing with Sound (and likely her other recent book Calm Technology).

    Questions and discussion included.

    Doors at 6:30. Presentation at 7:00

    Pre-order a hard copy of the book at Amazon (release date is Dec. 13): https://www.amazon.com/_/dp/1491961104

    Or read on O'Reilly's online learning platform, Safari: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920051923.do

    About the book:

    Sound can profoundly impact how people interact with your product. Well-designed sounds can be exceptionally effective in conveying subtle distinctions, emotion, urgency, and information without adding visual clutter. In this practical guide, Amber Case and Aaron Day explain why sound design is critical to the success of products, environments, and experiences.

    Just as visual designers have a set of benchmarks and a design language to guide their work, this book provides a toolkit for the auditory experience, improving collaboration for a wide variety of stakeholders, from product developers to composers, user experience designers to architects. You’ll learn a complete process for designing, prototyping, and testing sound.

    In two parts, this guide includes:

    ・Past, present, and upcoming advances in sound design ・Principles for designing quieter products ・Guidelines for intelligently adding and removing sound in interactions ・When to use voice interfaces, how to consider personalities, and how to ・build a knowledge map of queries ・Working with brands to create unique and effective audio logos that will ・speak to your customers ・Adding information using sonification and generative audio

    About the authors:

    Amber Case studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. Case has spoken, performed and written about the future of sound design at conferences and events around the world. Case is also the author of Calm Technology (O'Reilly, 2015). She lives in Portland, Oregon and online @caseorganic.

    Aaron Day (who will not be in attendance) has been designing sound experiences and interfaces since 1998. He has worked for clients including Bruel & Kjaer, Fiat, Ferrari, Maserati, Wire, Mozilla, Qoros, Telefònica, Bosch, Vodafone, Sprint, Siemens Audi and Samsung. Aaron lives with his family in Berlin, Germany.

    All participants must read and abide by the Event Code of Conduct.

    Event Code of Conduct (Short Version):

    Be respectful of other people, respectfully ask people to stop if you are bothered, and if you can’t resolve an issue contact organizers. If you are being a problem, it will be apparent and you’ll be asked to leave.

    For a full Code of Conduct please see: http://cyborgcamp.com/code-of-conduct/

    Additionally, we respectfully ask that you do not tag the venue on social media.

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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!

    PASCAL

    PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

    AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

    Each 90 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required.

    First Session's Theme: Analysis Foundations

    What is an algorithm, besides a scary word?
    I'm a practical person, why do I care?
    What is a data structure?
    What is complexity analysis?
    What is Big O? Big Theta? Big Omega?
    How do I apply them?

    Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper.

    A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required.

    The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security-

    Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

    Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

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  • 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.

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  • Friday
    Jan 25 2019
    AgilePDX Westside Cafe: What version of Agile do you use?

    Seating is limited. Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/257353604/

    Join us for a comparison of different agile methods. We'll be talking about real life methods that our members actually use. What are the pros and cons? What have you changed? What still needs to be tweaked?

    If you are new to agile this will be a great conversation to help you pick a method that will work for your organization. If you have been around agile for a while I'll bet you'll find a tweak to steal.

    We will be back to our normally scheduled date and time, January 25th at noon. See you soon

  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Internships

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Jenna Phillips, Platform Engineer at Nike

    Jenna will be sharing her experience in technical internships and her experience leading an intern program at a tech startup.

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

    Please RSVP

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  • OEN Cannabis Business Basics

    Emerge Law Group

    Are you a scaling business in the cannabis industry? Are you looking to connect with experts in the sector who can help you get to the next level? Do you want to connect with a peer group of other cannabis founders? If so, our 10-week Cannabis Business Basics series is for you!

    Our 10-week Cannabis Business Basics series covers the nuts and bolts of building and scaling a strong business, through the lens of the cannabis industry. Topics will include sales & marketing strategies, fundraising, finance and accounting, HR, legal & compliance, and much more. All instructors are experts in the cannabis industry and have a track record of helping companies succeed.

    This series has also been designed to educate participants on the diversity and equity challenges facing the cannabis industry, and provide strategies for building a more diverse industry. Each course topic will take into account the unique hurdles business owners of color face, and include tools for overcoming those challenges.

    Sessions:

    Welcome & Goal Setting; Intro to equity and inclusion Your Business Structure Checklist and Intro to real estate considerations Marketing Strategy Building a Sales Strategy Developing a Healthy Financial Structure Business Operations and Lean Principles Compliance and Licensing Funding Your Company Hiring and Firing a Team Wrap Up Session In addition to a top-notch curriculum that provides critical business skills applicable to any business, each participant in OEN’s Cannabis Business Basics will have access to a network of mentors covering each of the session topics above. Our mentors have agreed to provide guidance during the full 10 weeks of this program. Have a burning question about licensing? No need to wait until week 7, just email one of our mentors. A full mentor list will be provided on the first day of class and will be updated regularly.

    This course was developed by OEN’s Cannabis Leadership team in partnership with Nu Leaf, and is the first major program specifically tailored for businesses in the cannabis sector. OEN’s goal is to help a diverse group of entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry connect to the resources they need so they can significantly increase their odds of success. OEN’s driving mission is that a thriving networking of entrepreneurs makes Oregon stronger, and we look forward to playing our part to strengthen the business community surrounding cannabis.

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  • Saturday
    Jan 26 2019
    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.

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  • Python, Machine Learning, & Kaggle Competitions

    Are you interested in learning and sharing skills in Python, Machine Learning, or Data Science? We'll be providing a demo of our Kaggle competition each Saturday in January.

    If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

    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.

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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Going Commando!

    That's right, watch some guy stand up in front of a room of people and go full commando! Whoa, don't get too excited there. I will be wearing clean...ish undergarments. By "going commando", I am referring to conducting any and all of your everyday computing tasks from the command line! Everything from being productive in an office environment to posting the twitters and streamin' the youtubes! Why, you ask? We are all hackers here aren't we? And what hacker doesn't want to look as cool in real life as we do in the movies? So come and enjoy all the typie-typie carpal tunnel goodness!

    Joe Cathell (that's Ca-THELL, not cat+hell..even though Joe is something of a crazy cat man) is an infosec professional at the Washington University in St. Louis. When he's not defending our next generation of doctors from Russian hackers (true story, ask him!), he can usually be found at the Arch Reactor Hackerspace. Joe is both a founding member of Arch Reactor and serving as the current president of the board of directors. He is also a co-organizer of the monthly STL2600 and DC314 meetup, as well as a regular presenter. He likes blue raspberry Icees, building robots and competitive butter sculpting.

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  • Social Media Privacy

    Free Geek

    Are you one of the one billion people using Facebook today?

    With news of companies like Cambridge Analytica, we are increasingly aware of how our personal lives and contact information are used by social media companies. Now it's time to get educated and protect ourselves!

    Join Free Geek for a deep dive into what you need to know to use social media like Facebook as privately as possible.

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  • PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium

    PASCAL

    This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

    We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
    If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

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  • Monday
    Jan 28 2019
    Networking Night @ Ampere Computing: What Drives You to Stay Working in Tech?

    Ampere Computing

    Join Women Who Code Portland for our first Networking Night of 2019! We’re starting the year off with a theme that is very important to our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers: “What Drives You to Stay Working in Tech?” Women from Ampere Computing will discuss their own inspirations, achievements, and career path through the tech industry. For this event, we are hoping to remind all of our members what makes technology so exciting, and what one can do to continue to grow and thrive in their career.

    Our panel will feature: - Neerbhee Verma - Principal Engineer - Annie Duong - Senior Engineering Design Manager - Rashmi Wadwa - Principal Engineer - Beth Gordon - Developer Advocate

    AGENDA

    5:30 - 6:15 PM – Doors Open + Networking 6:15 - 6:30 PM – Welcome from Renee James, CEO of Ampere Computing, and WWCode Portland 6:30 - 7:30 PM – Panel + Q&A from the audience 7:30 - 8:00 PM – Networking + Closing Remarks

    OUR SPEAKERS

    Neerbhee Verma is a principal engineer focusing on logic design and micro-architecture. Before joining Ampere, she designed custom cores for Snapdragon (mobile) and Centriq (server) chips at Qualcomm for nearly 15 years. She has a Masters in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.

    Annie Duong recently joined Ampere as a senior engineering design manager. Prior, she worked at Intel for 17 years with an expertise in CPU logic and circuit design. In addition to her technical work, her passion has been in people, so she job-shaped the role Chief of People Operations to focus on organizational culture and diversity and inclusion. She was a board member of the Oregon chapter of the Women at Intel Network (WIN) and co-chair of the annual WIN conference. She is happy to share her journey and the decision to move back into tech at Ampere as she aspires to inspire the next generation of tech female leaders and work towards an inclusive environment.

    Rashmi Wadwa is an Electrical Engineering graduate from Oklahoma State University. Before joining Ampere, she worked on mobile and server CPU front-end design with Qualcomm in Raleigh, North Carolina for 6 years. More recently she switched gears, moving from the East Coast to the West Cost for a new career challenge. She’s really excited and looking forward to the new venture. In her spare time, she likes to cook, climb, ski and dance.

    Beth Gordon joined Ampere in December as a developer advocate. Before that, she worked at Intel for nearly a decade in roles as a Linux systems administrator and technical marketing engineer. She holds dual degrees in Environmental Science and Spanish from Oregon State University. In her spare time, she does science communication via her dog (https://www.instagram.com/spacewhippet/) on Instagram.

    CODE OF CONDUCT

    By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

    Women Who Code (WWCode) is 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. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

  • Portland Programmer Network - PDX Code Guild - 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)[masked] We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, in the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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  • "Let's Build Some Assets!" - Kubernetes Monitoring with Sensu-Go

    Let's kick off our first meetup with "Let's Build Some Assets!" with special guest Jef Spaleta!

    In this talk we'll be discussing what the heck are Sensu Assets and the how's and why's. We'll be going over the process of creating an Asset and demoing using an asset to monitor K8s.

    Jef Spaleta is a Developer Advocate and Curling Advocate visiting us from Alaska. Come join us for an evening of laughs, cries, food and curling advice.

    Agenda

    • 6:00pm - 6:30pm Mingle.
    • 6:30pm - 7:30pm "Let's Build Some Assets!" K8s Monitoring with Sensu-Go, Jef Spaleta, Dev. Advocate, Sensu.
    • 7:30pm - 8:00pm Plan for next time / socialize.
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