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  • Tuesday
    Jan 17 2017
    Social Media Triple Play
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    Royal Oaks Country Club

    This isn’t like buying a triple play lottery ticket – social media is work.

    Let us help you get started on the right track for 2017, to make sure there are no social media induced migraines in your future.

    Continental Breakfast is included - Free Parking

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 18 2017
    Refresh Portland — Emotional Intelligence in Design

    FINE

    Data and good intentions are no longer enough in a world where the lines are increasingly blurred between online and offline experiences. People need products that support the broad spectrum of human experience. By practicing awareness we can create designs that help people do what they need to do, even when life is hard.

    Our Presenter, Beth Dean

    Beth is an illustrator and designer in San Francisco. She currently works at Facebook on transparency in advertising and dabbles in LGBTQ policy advocacy. When she’s not drawing or at a computer she can be found on a mountain peak.

    She’s led design and product for analytics and news startups, and worked with big brands like Hotwire, Progressive Insurance and American Greetings. In addition to her own books, her comics have been featured in SPIN, various anthologies, and galleries around the country. She’s spoken around the world about emotional intelligence in design, and queer identity in comics, at places like: San Diego Comic-Con, Stumptown Comics Fest, Alternative Press Expo, From the Front, Industry, and more. She’s been interviewed on NPR’s Marketplace, and recently served as a White House LGBTQ Tech Innovation Fellow.

    Follow Beth on Twitter and at her personal site.

    Website
  • Pentesting: Find Where Your Systems are Vulnerable

    Mozilla

    TA3M is back, and we have a great meeting lined up for you!

    There have been a number of stories in the news lately about hacking and data breaches, and we all want our personal data to be secure. In order to prevent these attacks on our privacy, an important step is to identify any vulnerabilities in the computer systems that store our private data before those faults can be used to steal the data. And that's where penetration testing comes in. Penetration testing, or "pentesting," is a process of attacking computer systems in order to find security weaknesses so that they can be fixed before criminals and other malicious actors find and take advantage of them.

    Please join us for a fascinating presentation that will examine some common computer attacks and preventative steps that we can take to avoid them. Karl Fosaaen, from NetSPI, will talk about working as a pentester and will discuss avoiding exploits in applications and networks and how to counter social engineering attacks.

    We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking following the talk. We hope to see you there!

    Speaker Bio:

    Karl is a Managing Consultant with NetSPI who specializes in network and web application penetration testing. With over eight years of consulting experience in the computer security industry, he has worked in a variety of industries and has made his way through many Active Directory domains. Karl also holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. This year, he has spent a fair amount of time digging into the Skype for Business APIs. Prior to that, Karl has helped build out and maintain NetSPI's GPU cracking boxes. Karl has previously spoken at THOTCON, BSidesMSP, BSidesPDX, and DerbyCon. In his spare time, you may see him trying to sell you a t-shirt as a swag goon at DEF CON.

    Website
  • Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group - MiniHack

    This month we will do a simple programming challenge involving a specific set of APIs starting with a basic app.

    Complete 1 of the following mini-hack challenges to win a Xamarin Code Monkey:

    • Microsoft Cognitive Services

    • Azure Mobile Services

    • HockeyApp

    How to prepare: (see detailed instructions on our website linked above)

    1. Preconfigure your personal machines with Xamarin and Azure - BEFORE EVENT!

    2. Run a FILE->NEW project to complete your installation.

    3. Don’t have Azure? Create your free Azure account today!

    Website
  • PDX OSGeo Monthly meeting
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    Our first meeting of 2017 is scheduled for Wednesday January 18th at Ecotrust. Special guests this month are Robert Eriksen and Aaron Evans of Paidtogo, a startup with a goal to incentivize alternative commuting. Here's more about their app:

    Paidtogo is an app and web based platform that empowers governments, businesses and other organizations to incentivize commuters to take alternative forms of transportation. With this platform we can track, verify and pay commuters by the mile to walk, bike, take public transportation and carpool.

    As always, there will be pizza. Bring your own geo-topics are welcome, as are bring your own geo-beverages.

    Our mailing list is here: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgeo

    Website
  • The Rapid Learning Cycles Framework: A Repeatable Adaptation of Agile Development for Tangible Products

    Puppet

    Katherine Radeka walks us through how the Rapid Learning Cycles framework has emerged as a repeatable method for adopting Agile Development practices for tangible products. It overcomes many of the challenges that companies have had when they have tried to adopt Agile Development, by addressing the mismatches between the software / IT development environment and the challenges faced by scientists and engineers when the product involves physics, chemistry and/or biology.

    The Rapid Learning Cycles framework is a synthesis of Agile Development and Lean Product Development practices that works within a company's existing phase gate PDP. It is concrete and actionable for program managers, technical leads and their sponsors so that they can use the framework with confidence after a small amount of training and coaching.

    Teams that use the Rapid Learning Cycles framework exhibit the desired changes that people want from Agile Development: fast cycles of development, early engagement from customers and other stakeholders, the ability to respond to change in a dynamic environment, and adapt as new information develops.

    They also build scientific knowledge to make better decisions instead of running through build-test-fix loops, capture knowledge real-time instead of reinventing solutions, and make better decisions up front instead of getting stuck with late-found defects and schedule delays.

    Session Learning Objectives:

    1) What the Rapid Learning Cycles framework is, and how it fits in with Agile Development.

    2) What practices from Agile Development get used in the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.

    3) What makes the Rapid Learning Cycles framework spread within a product development organization, even one that is resistant to Agile, or seems to be a poor fit.

    Bio:

    Katherine Radeka has a rare combination of business acumen, scientific depth and ability to untangle the organizational knots to remove the barriers to change. Since 2005, Whittier Consulting Group, Inc. has helped some of the world's leading companies get their products to market faster. She currently supports more than 100 active implementations of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework through the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute (rapidlearningcycles.com)

    Katherine is the author of two books. Her first book, The Mastery of Innovation: A Field Guide to Lean Product Development won the Shingo Research Award in 2014. This book contains 19 case studies of companies who have used lean product development to get their ideas to market faster.

    Katherine's second book is The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How Innovators Use Rapid Learning Cycles to Get Their Best Ideas to Market Faster. This book summarizes Katherine's ground-breaking work to integrate Agile Development and Lean Product Development into the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework, a proven method for accelerating innovation.

    Katherine has climbed seven of the tallest peaks in the Cascade Mountains and spent ten days alone on the Pacific Crest Trail until an encounter with a bear convinced her that she needed a change in strategic direction.

    Website
  • pdxrlang meetup: aggregate - meet, greet, learn, collaborate

    WeWork Custom House

    Aggregate meetup No. 8! Everyone is welcome!

    Agenda:

    • brief intro/R project or problem: We'll go around the room, each person talk about an R project they've been working on, or a data/data-science problem, or something they want to learn, etc.

    • After going around the room, anyone can share some code they've been working on and want help with / want feedback on. Make sure to have this ready before the meeting. Discuss here https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues/8

    • Before arriving, use the pdxrlang/aggregate GitHub repository to discuss ideas for things to work on at aggregate -https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues

    • Do bring your computer (if you have one) in case you want to work on something.

    Website
  • Docker Portland, OR - Docker Meetup #19 at New Relic
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    New Relic

    We will have talks by Nan Liu from Intel and one TBA. The location for this Meetup is at New Relic in downtown Portland. There will be food and drinks courtesy of New Relic!

    Agenda:

    6:30 - Welcome, networking, and food

    7:00 - Nan Liu: "Trust but verify. Testing docker containers."

    Nan Liu is a Software Engineer at Intel Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) team. He is passionate about automating all things infrastructure related. He has traveled globally to train and consult customers on automating application deployments, and implementing continuous delivery pipelines. He draws from experience building vCloud Air at VMWare and he is one of early member of Puppet Labs professional services team. He coauthored 'Puppet Types and Providers' based on his experience extending Puppet for numerous third party integrations.

    7:45 - TBA

    8:30 - Wrap up and networking

    Special thanks to Puppet for providing the space and to CenturyLink for providing food

    Website
  • CHIFOO Event: Innovating from Within: Activating Creative Resiliency and Change Agency in Teams

    New Relic

    Please note that this first meeting will be meeting on the fifth floor!

    CHIFOO presents "Innovating from Within: Activating Creative Resiliency and Change Agency in Teams" with Patricia Colley, Creative Catalysts Consulting | Matt Smith, Actor!

    How do you drive innovation from within the ranks, when innovation processes aren’t well established, or don’t have a clear executive champion? Join us will we bring you a set of collaborative approaches and techniques you can start using right away to inspire your teams to engage more creatively.

    About the Speakers Patricia Colley From an early age, Patricia had a natural sense of wonder about the world, a passion for the craft of creativity, and an affinity for deep collaborative play. This playful mindset and teamwork has lead her to be Lead UX Designer at CDK Global, an improv actor and a consultant with Creative Catalysts.

    Matt Smith Matt Smith is a true improv legend. As a founding member of Seattle Improv, Matt has decades of performance, writing and teaching experience. He delivers practical, usable improv-theory based trainings for Agile, team building team building, change management, stress management, conflict resolution, and group creativity.

    Come join CHIFOO for our first speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

    Please Note: This first meeting will be held on the fifth floor of the US Bancorp Building aka "Big Pink".

    http://bit.ly/2iyvWsS

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Thursday
    Jan 19 2017
    Advanced Data Visualization - DAMA PDX

    The world produces more than 2.5 exabytes of data every day. There is just too much information out there and traditional reports using tabs, rows and columns do not paint the whole picture any longer.

    Visualization is one key approach to gaining insight from this mountain of data. Advanced Visualizations Platforms have enabled the use of more dynamic and interactive business graphics, such as real-time dashboards and charts that update automatically as the data changes. It enables knowledge workers to see the trends and patterns (along with gaps and outliers) in the data that are not as easily identified in rows and columns of numbers. Even Data Scientists are leveraging advanced visualizations tools to explore, understand and communicate insights, along with the actions that need to be taken.

    In this session, we will explore how advanced visualization tools are being utilized in the era of big data to draw valuable business insights and we will also delve into some of the predominant data visualization tools being used by Data Scientists.

    Speaker

    Amit P. Manghani, M.S., MBA, has more than a decade of experience in the Information Technology domain dealing with Enterprise Information Management, Business Intelligence, Web Applications and Cloud Computing technologies at leading Information Management companies such as Oracle, Informatica and SAP. Prior to joining Oracle, Amit was focused on utilizing the power of emerging data integration technologies encompassing real-time data acquisition/ movement, event processing and agile data access within Big Data usage scenarios. Now as Senior Director of Product Management at Oracle, he is responsible for enabling partners globally on the different facets of Oracle Sales Cloud ranging from Analytics to Mobile to Sales Prediction capabilities. He is an avid follower of technology trends and has published articles in leading online journals and has presented at several technology conferences.

    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
    • Free for Members and employees of our Corporate Members
    • There is a nominal charge for non-members to cover refreshments and speaker travel costs
    • $5 for Students with valid student ID / $15 for General public
    • See the list of DAMA PDX corporate members at damapdx.org

    About DAMA PDX

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving our Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management. Our Mission: Deliver thought provoking data-centric presentations to make you more successful in your job.

    Website
  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation

    RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-orientation-tickets-29203614798

    Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women in tech?

    You'll be in the right place at our first volunteer orientation.

    PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

    At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you may bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

    We can't wait to welcome you!

    Website
  • TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Gerry Langeler (Co-founder of Mentor Graphics)

    Centrl Office Pearl

    For 24 years, Gerry has served as a Managing Director with OVP Venture Partners, the most experienced venture capital firm in the Pacific Northwest. OVP is in its 33rd year, having raised its seventh fund (OVP VII) at $250 million. OVP has over $750 million of capital under management and focuses on early-stage companies in information technology, clean tech, and digital biology. Since its founding in 1983, the partnership has backed over 125 startups – and seen over 50 liquidity events including 25 IPOs with more than 30 others being acquired by public companies.

    From 1981 to 1992, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) where he served as President and Board member. He helped lead Mentor to over $400M in sales and $1B in market capitalization, ranking it as one of the largest and most profitable of all U.S. companies founded in the 1980s. The company remains the fastest growing public software company to $200 million (in constant dollars) in US history. At now over $1B in sales, Mentor continues to rank as the second largest software company in the Pacific Northwest, behind only Microsoft.

    His service as a board member covers the range from enterprise software, network security, wireless communications and clean tech to biotechnology. He is the author of The Success Matrix – Winning in Business and in Life (Logos Press, March 2014), Take the Money and Run! An Insider’s Guide to Venture Capital (Smashwords and Lulu Press, 2011) and The Vision Trap (Harvard Business Review, March 1992), which continues to be widely used in business schools and corporate training sessions.

    He currently serves on the Board of Directors of CradlePoint, DataSphere, EnerG2, and Novomer.

    In 2012, Gerry was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to the Oregon Growth Board where he serves as co-chair. He previously served as School Board Chair of the Riverdale School District and also chaired the Riverdale School Foundation. He has served as Chair of the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) Board of Trustees, and Chair of the State of Oregon Facilities Authority – a bonding agency for not-for-profits. In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.

    He holds a BA, Chemistry from Cornell University, and a MBA from Harvard.

    Website
  • Camp Optimization Meet-Up (Analytics, Data Visualization + CRO)

    "Data Visualization Techniques to Discover Optimization Opportunities"

    Every day, we create over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, and we'll create more tomorrow than we did today. As digital marketers, we swim through this sea of information and opportunity. But where to? And how can we read these currents? At this month's Camp Optimization, Justin Wade, eRoi's performance analyst, will share powerful—and practical—data visualization techniques to help you discover opportunities, interpret hidden patterns, and tell better stories through data.

    Come to hear Justin's insights and share a free beer or glass of wine with Portland's top digital marketing, design and optimization professionals. We're at Revolution Hall, second floor of the Washington High School in Southeast Portland.

    What is Camp Optimization? Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best practices, challenges and wins.

    Who is roboboogie? Roboboogie is a Portland-based digital experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

    Website
  • Startup Happy Hour PDX
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    Commons Brewery

    Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring
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    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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Website
  • PDXPUG: January meeting

    Iovation

    Portland Postgres Users Group See website for details.

    Website
  • PDX Emacs Hackers Meetup

    Tonight, our Emacs Hangout will feature a presentation on using Emacs to develop Haskell projects (Thank you Cyd).

    A partially completed project, Emacs config, and instructions will be provided before the talk. A Docker image will be provided for those who do not want to install all of the required tools. Packages (briefly) demonstrated will be intero, haskell-mode, haskell-snippets, hlint-refactor, flycheck, company, and projectile.

    Topics covered will be: automatic type and style checking, type signature insertion, inspecting type and info of thing at point, automatic refactoring using compiler and lint suggestions, yasnippet templates, jumping to definitions (including 3rd party definitions), loading the current buffer into the REPL, and running tests.

    Hope to see you all there!

    Website
  • Building Companies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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    Starting companies is easy. Keeping them going is hard.

    Join us for an unfiltered, uncensored discussion with the founders/CEOs from Treehouse, Puppet, ClientJoy, and Cozy, people who've been in the trenches and found ways to succeed. We'll cover everything from raising capital, hiring and firing, and cultivating culture, to doing everything you can to stay alive. Stephen Green will field your questions and moderate what's sure to be a lively discussion!

    Doors open at 6:30pm and the panel will begin at 7pm sharp. Light snacks provided. Seating is limited, so please register to attend.

    Conversations at Cozy is a series of talks and lectures for the community. Follow @CozyCo on Twitter for details about the next event.

    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

Next two weeks

  • Friday
    Jan 20 2017
    Nashville Virtual Reality Meetup - Nash VR Monthly Meetup

    Come join us the 20th at Make Nashville for some VR fun! Last month we had a great turnout so let's see if we can do it again! If you have a VR setup you would like to show off during the Meetup please shoot me a message or an email at [masked].


    This meetup we will attempt to have two Vives set up, an Oculus Touch, and Gear VR's! To sign up in advance for Vive or Oculus times, check out and sign up for the time slots linked below. If you do not make your time or do not sign up, there will be one 15min slot per hour allocated to those that fit that criteria.

    If you have ever thought about developing a VR experience or game, interested in 360 video, or just want to try out some games, this is the meetup for you!


    Oculus Touch:

    http://doodle.com/poll/mcb249fbxab96v9f


    HTC Vive:

    http://doodle.com/poll/7zn5n5cthzknqkx3


    Most meetups will occur on the third Friday of every month.

    Website
  • Learn to Code Friday
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    6:00 - 6:30 Mix & Mingle

    Help will be available for those needing help getting started or moving ahead learning to code. 6:30 Intros

    6:45 Beginner Tutorials

    We will rotate each week between: 1. Setting up your environment 2. Getting started learning Python 3. Getting started with HTML and CSS 4. Getting started with JavaScript

    7:30-9:00 Mentor assisted study session

    Help will be available for beginning Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 21 2017
    Create 3D Art with Blender

    Free Geek

    Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art.

    10:30am-12:30pm Class 12:30pm-1:30pm Lab

    Website
  • PDXWIT #Action Presents Women’s March on Washington: Portland

    Oregon Maritime Museum

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-presents-womens-march-on-washington-portland-tickets-31244057818

    Want to participate in the “Women’s March on Washington: Portland” with a supportive group? PDXWIT will be marching together for gender equality and women’s rights. We will not stand by silently as policies are enacted that systematically subjugate women, people of color and other underrepresented groups. There is power in numbers, and together we stand united against bias and prejudice.

    While we are not officially affiliated with the “Women’s March on Washington,” we stand in solidarity with their mission and want to provide a supportive community for women to participate in Portland.

    We are meeting at 11:30am at the pier in front of the Oregon Maritime Museum (198 SW Naito Pkwy) in the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The march begins at 12 and continues to 3:30. Please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect.

    All are welcome to march with us.

    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.

    Website
  • Learn to Build a Website: Intro to HTML & CSS
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    Free Geek

    Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS. You should be familiar with using computers and browsing the internet to take this class.

  • Monday
    Jan 23 2017
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
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    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.

    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 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Code 102: Introduction to JavaScript (Evenings Jan 23-27)
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    Code Fellows PDX

    Ready to get started on your coding journey, or want to move past concepts of Code 101? Join us for Code 102!

    In this week-long evening course taught by Beth Long, you will work with experienced developers who will guide you through your introductory learning:

    You'll become better acquainted with your computer as a developer tool, learn industry vocabulary & shortcuts, and blast through Codecademy’s JavaScript tutorials. You'll gain a better grasp of the programming ecosystem and will be well-positioned to start Code 201.

    Note: When you decide to enroll in Code 201, money paid for this course can be applied towards your tuition.

    Schedule: Mon-Friday, January 23rd - 27th - 6-9PM

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-102-intro-to-javascript-evenings-jan-23-27-2017-tickets-31235107046?aff=calagator

    Website
  • Mentorship and Projects - WaCo EE and Technologist Meetup

    Beaverton City Library

    Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your computers and other gadgets you're working on!

    About WaCo EE

    This is a group for electronics engineers and technologists who want to advance their expertise/career, get inspired by peers, and dream about their own business! We'll discuss whatever hot topics from the scrum that kicks-off each event, share projects, and occasional guest speakers.

    Attendees include: applications engineers, firmware/software developers, electronics engineers, operations and program managers, product and marketing managers.

    Website
  • PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the next meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speaker: Dan Bode, Intel:

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service-as-Code: At Intel, we want to provide our development teams access to the compute resources they need with as little friction as possible. We do this by providing a self-service platform that integrates with their existing version control systems and communication channels. This talk will focus on the requirements and design of our self-service infrastructure solution.

    Speaker: Emily Slocombe, SurveyMonkey: Ansible+MySQL at SurveyMonkey. Emily is on the OSDB team at SurveyMonkey. She'll be discussing the joys, pains, and finer points of managing MySQL (and some Cassandra) with Ansible.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 24 2017
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Program Networking Event

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-mentorship-program-networking-event-tickets-28383572028

    Join us for our third PDXWIT Mentorship Networking Event hosted by Propeller! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals within the mentorship network.

    We have an exciting program for you that will start at 5:45 pm.

    Welcome address from Amy Weeden, Managing Partner & Co-founder at Propeller
    
    Mentorship spotlights from members of the program
    
    Panel of current mentors from various disciplines so you can ask questions in a group mentor format, designed to give you the opportunity to engage with multiple mentors at once
    
    Program highlights + plans for 2017
    
    Q&A with the Mentorship Program Committee
    

    Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

    Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up and we will match you during our next round. 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.

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  • Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

    PADNUG Tuesday, January 24 at 5:30 PM

    Be There and Be Square DOWNTOWN! Our trip to the big city while Shawn Wildermuth made us realize that there's a whole other bunch of folk that can't m...

    https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/kdpdzlywcbgc/

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  • Intro to Solutions Thinking for Product Managers

    Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

    Product managers and product teams face unprecedented challenges as business environments and product ecosystems become increasingly complex and unpredictable.

    Customers have tremendous freedom to choose among competing products, and user experience has become a big factor in many purchase decisions. Time-to-market pressure is unrelenting, while product complexity and technical challenges keep increasing. In this environment, businesses must offer solutions that solve the right problem for the right consumer at the right time and the right price.

    Solutions Thinking offers a fresh look at how to develop holistic solutions for customer problems. Solutions Thinking helps teams balance business, usage, and technology to create a compelling and sustainable set of products and services to meet the customer’s current and future needs. Solutions Thinking helps teams go from opportunities to solutions using a value-driven approach, and works with traditional, Agile, and hybrid development life cycles.

    Many teams just focus on making products when they should be thinking about developing solutions. Solutions Thinking blends a unique collection of proven industry models into a coherent methodology for solution development. The approach is specifically designed to work in complex environments.

    *This is a free, one-hour introduction to Solutions Thinking, which is typically a day-long workshop. We will not have time to cover topics in depth. After an overview of the topics, there will be time for a deeper dive into one additional module based on participant preferences. If you would like to participate in the day-long workshop on February 21st, please make a reservation here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solutions-thinking-for-product-managers-tickets-30741063348

    Who typically attends? Product managers, Product owners, product planners, product marketing, architects, designers, product engineers, and others working on holistic solution discovery, definition, design, and delivery.

    Brought to you by https://www.nucognitive.com

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  • Intro to Agile Leadership by nuCognitive

    Agile development methods and practices are radically different from ‘waterfall’ or sequential, phased approaches. Agile development has become mainstream in software development over the last decade and has recently spread beyond software to other domains. It is important for leaders and manager to understand how to build, develop, and lead Agile teams -- not just for your company, but also for your own career.

    This workshop introduces leaders and managers to a cohesive set of methods, practices, and principles to maximize business results from Agile and Lean development, while also cultivating a workplace where people thrive. The workshop defines and clarifies the roles of leaders, first-line managers, middle managers, and executives using materials drawn from over a decade of Agile and Lean adoption experience covering tens of thousands of people within Fortune 100 companies. It also addresses what does and doesn't work well in Agile and Lean adoptions across a diverse set of global cultures.

    Brought to you by https://www.nucognitive.com

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  • Portland Tech Solidarity Meeting

    TBD

    The goal of this meetup is to get interested people from the tech world together with Portland community organizations to discuss practical steps we can take in the face of a Trump administration, while there is still ample time to prepare and plan.

    We'll operate on the assumption that Trump means what he says, and that he will work to implement the policies he campaigned on, including mass deportations, "extreme vetting" of immigrants and visitors, and a registry of Muslim Americans.

    Together I hope we can find ways to minimize the impact of these policies in and around Portland, help people defend their rights (and fight back), and lobby the companies we work to stop collecting and storing sensitive data wherever possible.

    To attend: email [email protected] or Signal: +1 415 610 0231

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 25 2017
    Email Marketing Hands On Lab

    Do you already use email marketing in your business? Have you uploaded your contact list and want to get the most out of your marketing investment? http://bit.ly/011217DPMemLab

    Then this class is for YOU!

    Bring your laptop for this hands on lab to work on your email marketing with Don Richardson, Digital Marketing Consultant and Master Certified Constant Contact partner. Coffee, tea and water provided. Class size is limited to 6 people only.

    Topics:

    Correct account set up & configuration. Making a mobile responsive template with your logo and brand colors. Reviewing reports and taking action. Contact list management. Growing your list and list segmentation. Creating an email marketing strategy & plan.

    This lab is not for you if: You are just getting started with email marketing. We will have other classes specifically for this (Getting Started Level)

    This lab is not for you if: You are interested in learning about email marketing and how you can get more leads, inquiries, just getting started with email marketing. We will have other classes specifically for this (Interested Level)

    REGISTRATION INFO Registration fee is non refundable Registration is valid for this event only Registration may not be used for any future event If you are unable to attend, another person may use the registration REGISTRATION: $97 per person http://bit.ly/011217DPMemLab

    Class size is limited to 6 people. Pre-Registration is Required.

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  • Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Velo Cult Bike Shop

    Are you building your own website? Your own personal bot? RSS/Twitter/IRC/Slack reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, or help work on a project!

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  • MarTech Meetup: "Curious about how Watson AI can help in your Job Search?"

    In this talk we will help you learn how to use AI to your advantage in your job search.

    Believe it or not HR departments and Companies are harvesting social media data and all other available information about you to filter out candidates. It gives them an unfair advantage while hiring. Can the unfair advantage be balanced by Job seekers? The answer is - Yes.

    Join us to find out how

    Talk covers the following;

    1. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

    2. Why and How to use Watson AI for job search

    3. Science behind Watson AI

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  • IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace

    Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

    Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

    Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

    Fee: $10 for IEEE Members

    $20 for non-members

    Agenda

    6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

    6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

    7:00pm: Lecture begins

    7:45pm: Q&A, networking

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  • IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace

    Note-please register on our website at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43048

    Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

    Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

    Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

    Fee: $5 for IEEE Members

    $10 for non-members

    Agenda

    6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

    6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

    7:00pm: Lecture begins

    7:45pm: Q&A, networking

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  • Practical User Management for Web and Mobile Developers

    Implementing user management in the age of password breaches, hybrid topologies, Social and Enterprise SSO, MFA, etc is not for the faint of heart. This event is to share knowledge and explore best practices. Implementation choices - DB / OpenID / LDAP / Auth0 Outsourcing User Management options (Amazon Cognito, others) Enterprise-ready with Federated SSO support, SCIM Risk-based authentication, MFA, and other alternatives Complying with standards - PCI / SOC2 / HIPAA / NIST

  • Thursday
    Jan 26 2017
    TiECon Northwest & Pitch Northwest

    The Sentinel Hotel

    TiE Oregon, TiE Seattle, TiE Vancouver BC and TiE Rockies are coming together to host the first-ever TiECon Northwest in Portland Oregon on January 25-26th. This 1.5 day conference will bring together entrepreneurs and investors and will highlight three disruptive technology sectors – Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Healthcare, and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality.

    The possibilities seem huge and there is tremendous hype, full of great buzzwords and slogans but for investors and entrepreneurs, key questions still exist regarding these technologies:

    What is the value? How can such value be unlocked? Is now the right time? What are the specific approaches, applications and markets that these technologies can be utilized in? What do these sectors need in order to continue to grow? Join us at TiECon Northwest as we bring together experts in these sectors for interactive panel discussions, keynotes, and opportunities to network with entrepreneurs and investors throughout the northwest.

    PITCH NORTHWEST The conference will end with a pitch competition, Pitch Northwest!

    Pitch Competition Criteria Pitch Northwest is available to pre-series A companies from all industries. The company must be headquartered in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, or British Columbia. You must have a minimal viable product, must have customer validation and are looking for funding to scale.

    Prizes

    The over-all winner will receive a check for $3,000 --- we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! The people's choice winner will receive a check for $1,000 - again, we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY DECEMBER 30TH

    Application details can be found at www.tieconnorthwest.org

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  • WeWork 2017 Celebration

    Bring your friends and family to enjoy food, live music, and fun! Sponsored in Partnership with The Whiskey Wash, get excited for Whiskey and Wine tasting throughout the building.

    Custom House has also partnered with BloodWorks NW and the Oregon Food Bank to give back this season as well. Have your friends & family bring a food donation for entrance into the party, or sign up for the Blood Drive!

    RSVPs Required, check in at the front desk when you arrive.

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  • Frontend Peer Mentoring
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    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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

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  • Portland Python & PyLadies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night
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    New Relic

    Happy new year, we've moved to New Relic!

    Come join us for Pythonic Talks

    All levels are welcome! Talk levels vary from beginner to advanced.

    This month:

    • Pip install this: 0 to PyPI in 60 minutes by Tucker Beck

      This talk will cover:

      • What's needed for a basic python package
      • Writing a basic setup.py
      • Adding a test suite a-la pytest
      • Using flake8 to check code style
      • Creating some documentation via sphinx
      • Getting travis-ci integration working with your github repo
      • Hosting and automaticly building documentation on readthedocs.org
      • Publishing to pypi via travis when tags are pushed

    There should be time for lightning talks after the presentation. If you have something you want to share, come prepared to give a 5 minute talk. If you've never given a talk before, don't worry we have a guide

    Thank you, comScore for providing pizza!

    RSVP at Meetup

    Join us on our python.org mailing list and in #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

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  • Friday
    Jan 27 2017
    Super: Tech Women Live Storytelling

    Revolution Hall

    WHAT: Back Fence PDX and VOX SIREN are partnering to showcase the First EVER Live Storytelling event featuring SUPER: WOMEN IN TECH. WHO: Badass local and out-of-town women working in the technology industry telling true, unscripted stories WHEN: FRI | JAN 27, 2017 WHERE: REVOLUTION HALL | 1300 SE STARK ST | PDX 97214

                7:00PM DOORS/FOOD/DRINKS | 8:00PM SHOW (MINORS 16 AND OVER WELCOME) 
    

    FEATURING: Women telling their true, personal stories of influencing the way shit gets done and blowing new doors into the thick walls of the patriarchal techo-chamber! Women have been relegated to the background in this environment for too long, their important contributions overlooked – but that all changes now as we bring SIX women to the Rev Hall stage to share their never been told, true stories.

    Story themes include Origins of My Superpower, Big Failure Big Gain, Embracing My Bossy Bad Self, Best / Worst / Oddest Day on the Job, That Moment I Just Stopped Caring, Shaking Hands with My Inner Weird.

    Storytellers include women of all colors and cultural backgrounds who are killing it in tech: DOMINIQUE DeGUZMAN, Twilio MELINDA CAMPBELL, Puppet Inc. MARIA WEBSTER LEAH SIDDALL, Elemental SAIRA WEIGEL, Wieden+Kennedy And one more announced soon!

    Hosted by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE

    Change happens through story. Portland’s BIGGEST LOCAL TECH GIANTS Puppet Inc. and Elemental are sponsoring this livestreamed event! They understand that the Portland Tech Diversity Pledge is more than a piece of paper! We also have the support of the Portland Development Commission, Client Joy, Travel Portland, and Wieden+Kennedy.

    BONUS!! With the support from our sponsors we’re partnering with Wieden+Kennedy to produce the first SUPER: WOMEN IN STEM coloring book. This book will be filled with illustrations and short stories about 15 local and national women in STEM fields (throughout history!) and will be available at the event and at local bookstores after.

    PLUS! A percentage of our proceeds will go to Black Girls CODE. Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls, when given the opportunity, excel at code. Their ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040. We are thrilled to be putting this capital toward a cause we believe in!

    ADMISSION: $10-$17 ADVANCE, $20 DOOR. 16+, $10 tickets with Student ID. There are a limited number of $50 VIP tickets reserved in the front rows until 7:55. In addition to reserved seats, VIP Ticket holders also receive a gift bag PACKED with goodies from some of our favorite folks! TICKETS: backfencepdx.com

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  • Learn to Code Friday
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    6:00 - 6:30 Mix & Mingle

    Help will be available for those needing help getting started or moving ahead learning to code. 6:30 Intros

    6:45 Beginner Tutorials

    We will rotate each week between: 1. Setting up your environment 2. Getting started learning Python 3. Getting started with HTML and CSS 4. Getting started with JavaScript

    7:30-9:00 Mentor assisted study session

    Help will be available for beginning Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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  • Saturday
    Jan 28 2017
    Hispanicpros’ 2nd Annual Latin@ Technology Fest

    Thank you for being committed to attending Tech Fest 2017. Intel has graciously offered to cover the 20$ ticket value for all attendees this year! Make sure to register and take advantage of this great opportunity to network and connect with others in the STEAM industries!

    Hispanicpros’ 2nd Annual Latin@ Technology Fest will provide a platform for Technology companies and government agencies to engage 200+ Hispanic professionals with STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) backgrounds as well as college students interested in STEAM careers. This initiative is in its second installment of several to address the low percentages of diverse professionals working in the Technology Industry.

    The Latin@ Technology Fest features companies seeking diverse talent and diverse entrepreneurs that will inspire diversity in entrepreneurship. During the same event, non-profit organizations that offer support to professionals and students seeking opportunities in STEAM sectors will also be featured. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes and connect with companies seeking diverse talent. Seasoned professionals will have the opportunity to meet with hiring companies, while students hear from a professional panel regarding current trends in the market. Technology startups founded by diverse founders will also have the opportunity to pitch their idea or business.

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  • Sunday
    Jan 29 2017
    Women Who Hack

    Simple

    This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

    What you should bring:

    • Your laptop or other equipment
    • Yourself!

    We'll provide:

    • the space, including lots of seating and tables
    • internet
    • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options

    Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

    We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

    Women Who Hack is open to all women (cis & trans*) and persons with non-binary genders or no gender, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

    All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

    Questions? Get in touch: [email protected]

    Our mailing list is via this Google Group. Please apply for access there, or if you don't have a Google account, please use this link to subscribe.

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  • Monday
    Jan 30 2017
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
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    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.

    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 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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  • 10th Annual Winter Coders' Social
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    Potluck and game night for Portland Coders of all flavors. Register at eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-winter-coders-social-and-potluck-tickets-31309764348

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 31 2017
    Meet Portland's Tech Industry! For Job Seekers w/ Disabilities

    New Relic

    New Relic, an international software company, will be joined by other Portland area tech companies for a first-of-its-kind job-connection event. Job seekers, Vocational Counselors, and support staff will receive an in-depth and informational introduction to the attending organizations, along with career opportunities within each. During the first hour, representatives from each organization will take part in an organized panel-style Q&A session. The second hour of the event provides attendees the unique opportunity to network, one-on-one, with the recruiters and hiring managers from each company. Participating organizations currently include: New Relic, Puppet Labs and Jama Software.

    This event is open to job seekers with disabilities, Vocational Counselors, and employment support staff, and is free to attend. There is a maximum number of attendees allowed, so all interested participants should sign up today!

    FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Public transportation services this location, so visit trimet.org for details. There is a parking garage in the building, the entrance is on 5th Ave. There may be metered street parking in the surrounding area, both on a first-come, first-served basis and for a fee. Other parking garages in the area can be found at: SW 4th & Ankeny or SW 4th & Stark. We are unable to reimburse/validate for transportation and parking costs.

    What can/can't I bring to the event? We suggest you bring a pen and paper for note taking. You may bring support staff with you but please make sure they register.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Reach out to Kim Alejo at (971) 244-0305 or [email protected].

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Nope!

    Will you provide an accommodation if I need one to participate in the event? Of course! Just let us know at least five days in advance what you need to be successful. Contact Kim Alejo at (971) 244-0305 or [email protected].

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event

    Digital Trends

    RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-30737630079

    Join us for happy hour at Digital Trends to celebrate PDXWIT's 5 Year Anniversary!

    For our first event in 2017 and in honor of our anniversary, the theme of the event is reflecting on how your life has changed over the last five years. We will hear more about this from our lightning speakers and use this concept as our networking conversational prompt.

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase women in our community who are doing great things.

    Introduction to Digital Trends, including what they do and what jobs they are hiring for.
    
    Meet entrepreneur Paige Hendrix Buckner, who went from teaching and directing public policy to founding a company that ensures businesses can easily gift locally-sourced items to their clients, at her company ClientJoy.
    
    A talk by Maarika Krumhansl, a mother of a young daughter and a Release Manager at Jama Software, about how she is a mama in tech.
    

    Remember, throughout the event we will have an activity table for people who want to create during the event. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing.

    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.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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