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  • Sunday
    Nov 17 2019
    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

Tomorrow

  • Monday
    Nov 18 2019
    New Relic FutureTalks PDX: Cloud Native Security - a Cultural Change with Pivotal's Steve White

    New Relic

    Join us this November as we partner with PDX Veterans in Technology to hear from US Air Force Veteran Steve White, as he discusses Cloud Native Security.

    In a cloud-native world, the "shift left" mindset for security teams is not just about technology, but also about culture. This talk will meld the two topics, bringing together core cloud-native security concepts such as the "Three Rs" of security with the cultural changes needed to achieve the outcomes the security teams are striving for.

    Steve White is a Field CISO for Pivotal where he helps organizations envision and implement new ways of integrating security into the software development, deployment, and operations lifecycle. Steve is a veteran of the US Air Force, with 29 years of service across Active-Duty, the Air National Guard and the Air Force reserve, retiring in 2015 at the rank of Lt Col. Beginning when he left active-duty, Steve has worked in a wide variety of technology roles, starting out in the infrastructure and operations space, ultimately working across all technology functions. Most recently his focus has been on cybersecurity, which started with his work in the Washington Air National Guard. Since that beginning, Steve has helped build a cybersecurity consulting practice for Microsoft and then leading security teams for companies such as Amazon, Sonos, and CenturyLink. In his most recent role prior to joining Pivotal he was the Chief Security Officer for ForgeRock. Steve’s passion lies at the intersection of security, infrastructure, and operations.

    Website
  • Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

    Northwest Academy

    You are being watched.

    Until recently, most of our personal activities were easy to keep private, and unearthing the details required at least some effort on the part of those seeking our information. Today, however, with the advent of social media and surveillance technologies, along with the movement of many aspects of our lives into the digital realm, our data has become more widely available and more public. Between emails, web searches, phone calls, CCTV cameras, social media posts, and online transactions, we can be tracked by private companies as well as our government.

    But, how much of this tracking is even legal?

    Cyrus Farivar’s book Habeas Data examines ten pivotal legal cases that have shaped our current rights related to privacy and also explores surveillance tools in use today. He’ll explain how those cases and tools affect our lives in 2019.

    Join us for a fascinating trip through legal and privacy history and into the present day to learn how law enforcement agencies and companies can collect and use our private details, often without our knowledge.

    Thanks to our sponsors Northwest Academy, KBOO, and Annie Bloom's Books!

    We hope to see you there!

    Schedule:

    6:00 PM: Doors 6:30 PM: Presentation

    Speaker bio:

    Cyrus [“suh-ROOS”] is an investigative tech reporter at NBC News in San Francisco.

    In addition to being a radio producer and author, Cyrus was most recently a senior tech policy reporter at Ars Technica. He was also previously the sci-tech editor and host of “Spectrum” at Deutsche Welle English, Germany’s international broadcaster, from 2010-2012.

    Cyrus is the author of multiple books, including Habeas Data (2018) and The Internet of Elsewhere (2011). Praised by The New Yorker, among others, Habeas Data takes a look at legal cases that have had an outsized impact on surveillance law in America. His first book focuses on the history and effects of the Internet on different countries around the world.

    In 2017, Cyrus won the Technology Reporting award with Joe Mullin from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter for their August 2016 story: “Stealing bitcoins with badges: How Silk Road’s dirty cops got caught.”

    Cyrus has also reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Economist, Wired, The New York Times, Slate, and many others.

    He received his B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

    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 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.

    Website
  • Dorkbot PDX

    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!

Next two weeks

  • Tuesday
    Nov 19 2019
    Web Development 1

    Free Geek

    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.

    Website
  • DigiMarCon World 2019 - Digital Marketing Conference
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    Online

    DigiMarCon World 2019 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

    DigiMarCon World 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held Online from November 19th to 21st, 2019, available live stream and on-demand. It is the largest Digital Marketing Event in the World and will be attended by thousands of Digital Marketing Professionals. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon World 2019 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience.

    Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

    At DigiMarCon World 2019, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success.

    Be a part of DigiMarCon World 2019 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

    Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates.

    For more details visit https://digimarconworld.com. .

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: November Happy Hour Networking Event

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-november-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-75015626759] is required to gain entry to this event

    PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Simple for a special edition happy hour on November 19th as part of the Give!Guide #givingtuesday drive! The theme of the evening is Supporting our Community. Let’s connect and talk about how we can really show up and support one another. New Relic is also going to be matching the first $3k to PDXWIT as part of #givingtuesday!

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

    We are excited that CymaSpace, a non-profit performance venue and technology incubator here in Portland, will be providing their stand-alone system dedicated to providing a more accessible and inclusive event to Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities utilizing Cymatic technology (translating sound waves into visual and tactile phenomena).

    An employee from Simple will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities, and a representative from New Relic will also be on-hand to let everyone know about opportunities in their organization.

    Guest speaker Hazel Valdez will share her story of the impact PDXWIT has had on her professional and personal life.

    Megan Bigelow will talk about how critical it is for community members to do what they can to support organizations that matter to them.

    During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking: An activity table where you 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.

    A #givingtuesday table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support PDXWIT at the event.

    Agenda: 4:30 p.m. - Doors open/networking 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speakers 6:15 p.m. - Raffle drawings 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, all of the restrooms are gender neutral.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, and vegan and gluten-free options will be labeled.

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: We don't have onsite parking, but there is street parking in the neighborhood.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The only door is on Clay St. across from Rose's, and it will be unlocked.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are a few bike posts out front where you can lock your bike.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: The location is easily accessed by bus.

    Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

    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
  • Donut.js November 2019

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:45 — Ron Bronson — How Finland Forked Baseball & What It Taught Me
    • 7:00 — 10-minute break
    • 7:10 — Qristy Overton — How to Say Everything: An Intro to the IPA
    • 7:25 — 10-minute break
    • 7:35 — Rachel Kelly — De-Googling
    • 7:45 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
    • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
    • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores, gluten-free donuts, and vegan donuts from Delicious Donuts.
    • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
    • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A Code of Conduct responder will be on hand to respond to any Code of Conduct reports or questions.
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. In September, October, and November, we are raising money for Proud Ground, whose mission is to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers.

    Website
  • Write the Docs Portland November 2019 Meetup: Doc-As-Code Case Study with Amy Qualls

    Jama Software

    Are you new to the philosophy of Documentation as Code (Docs as Code) and want to learn more? Do you want to learn from an experienced practitioner who has implemented Docs as Code in real-life? Are you interested in learning the benefits of Docs as Code?

    Join us at Write the Docs Portland November meetup, as Documentarian Amy Qualls discusses these topics and more! A case study will be shared.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 20 2019
    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
  • Rust Hack Night

    Join your comrade Rustaceans at the Portland Rust Hack Night!

    An evening of Rust hacking and unstructured discussion at Mozilla's Portland office. All welcome, from beginners to experts.

    Among other things, we'll have a show of hands for people looking for help on Rust projects, and people interested in volunteering on a project, to see if we can't pair some folks up. If you've got a project, now's the time to get it into shape for collaboration!

    There will be food! Let us know beforehand if you have any dietary restrictions.

    Website
  • PDX Engineering Managers

    NWEA

    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

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

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    https://www.meetup.com/PDX-Engineering-Managers/events/266179433/

    Website
  • Elixir PDX - Using Ecto.Changeset to persist record associations

    Opal Labs

    This month: Moxley Stratton and Mike Wilding will give a talk on using the Ecto.Changeset module to save associations along with their parent records.

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

    • 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 Weedmaps.

    Website
  • Out in Tech PDX | We put the "i" in iOS

    eBay

    Whether we are posting to social media, messaging friends or crushing candy, most of us spend way too much time on our phones. Chances are you're reading this on a phone or tablet, right now! The future is mobile!

    Join Out in Tech PDX on November 20th as we chat about all things mobile. Ever wonder how an app goes from being an idea to being a best seller in the App Store? Curious about what tools it takes to build an app? Confused about the difference between Apple and Android?

    Our experienced panel of mobile developers will answer all these questions and more.

    Please RSVP for a FREE ticket on Eventbrite to attend!

    Schedule

    6:00 | Doors

    6:30 | Panel Discussion + Q&A

    8:00 | Social Hour

    9:00 | Event Ends

    Featured Panelists

    Lauren Lizardo (she/her) - Unity Game Developer

    Zach Heusinkveld (he/him) - iOS/Android Developer, Kiva

    Dan Melton (he/him) - Staff Software Engineer, Dipsea Stories

    Morgan Lutz (she/her) - Android Developer, Kiva

    Whether you are interested in technology, leading your own company, or just looking to connect with the LGBTQ+ tech community, this event is for you.

    A BIG thank you to our FABULOUS sponsors who made this event possible:

    eBay for graciously hosting us and providing food and beverages.

    Ovidio Francisco for volunteering his time and talent to build our beautiful graphics for this event

    Website
  • 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 or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

  • Thursday
    Nov 21 2019
    Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    A meeting of folks interested in BSD operating systems and related technologies to get together, eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

  • 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
    Nov 22 2019
    Founders Resiliency Group

    We are holding our second meeting of the Founders Resiliency group on Friday November 22nd at WeWork Labs 12-1:30pm. There are many forums that speak to the blocking and tackling of creating and leading business. The intent of this group is to offer an environment where the emotional aspects of the entrepreneur's journey can be shared and supported. In this supportive and confidential space, founders can speak their truth, get support and develop resiliency in the face of uncertainty and challenge.

    All are welcome at any stage. Bring your own lunch.

    For November, the group is reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, so if you plan on attending, please pick up or borrow a copy so you can discuss.

  • AgilePDX Westside: Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile

    Now that we’re in an Agile world we’re all happy, aren’t we? Oh. Perhaps you are in an organization that "does" agile without "being" agile. Or, you have sticky pockets of waterfall in your mostly agile group. Or, you are trying to transition and folks are saying it doesn't feel safe. Friday November 22nd on the Westside, we are going to talk about the sometimes bumpy road from waterfall to agile. Come and join in, bring your war stories and insights. Help us work out how we can smooth the road from waterfall to agile.

    Limited spots! Reserve your seat at https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/266025155/

    Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Nov 23 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.

    Website
  • Podcasting Basics

    Free Geek

    Podcasts are the talk of the town! Whether you are interested in podcasts about news, botany, or even knitting, digital storytelling is fun and anyone with access to a computer can record their own podcast. You might want to share your expertise, interview fascinating people, or tell great stories to an audience that will truly appreciate them.

    Website
  • ***Spanish*** Getting Started with Your Free Geek Computer

    Free Geek

    Teacher: Daisy Calvert, Mark Bolden, Veronica Young, Brandon Burnett Maximum students: 8

    These classes help volunteers setup and use their new Ubuntu-based computers. Volunteers who take these classes receive one year of free tech support from Free Geek!* Along with volunteers in the adoption program, hardware grant recipients, thrift store shoppers and community members are also welcome to sign up, although we recommend you consider our Using Ubuntu Linux class instead.

    *Free tech support void if you make major modifications to your computer or change the operating system.

  • Monday
    Nov 25 2019
    UX Happy Hour - November

    Join us for another night of meeting new friends and chill design conversations over food and drinks. Your hosts are Rachel Glaves and Leo LaCroix, both local UX designers. Welcome! We hope you swing by and say hi.

    Venue note: For fall we're still meeting at the food cart pod at 11th and SE Madison. We'll be in the west area of the pod with the covered picnic tables, behind most of the food trucks. The pod has a beer cart and many food options - come enjoy dinner with us!

    It may be a bit rainy, but it shouldn't be too cold plus there are covered areas to sit with heaters! See you there.

  • Tuesday
    Nov 26 2019
    Advanced Command Line: Intro to Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

    Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

    Website
  • UX Support Group Design Challenges: Sustainable eCommerce

    In this workshop we will practice design challenges similar to those one might encounter either on the job or during the interview process for a UX, Product or Service Design position. We will approach the challenge with a mindset on innovation before honing on on what aligns with our user experience and business goals.

    Using a combination of pre-work, rapid-research and team activities, we will aim to steer away from "safe innovation" and run-of-the-mill solutions to dive deeper into what is possible and what might most delight our users, customer and clients.

    During the session we will practice...

    Ideation Innovative thinking Rapid Prototyping Design-thinking White-boarding ...and more! This workshop is designed for UX and HCD professionals of all skill levels but participants will ideally have a basic understanding of human-centered design, UX design, product design or a similar mindset to get the most out of the night.

    Website
  • RainSec - Portland Information Security Professionals

    Lucky Lab Brew Pub

    RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting. Preferably while drinking just enough to forget our day jobs.

    This is a public event open to any interested parties, however our target audience is experienced information security professionals.

    Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 27 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!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • 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 or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Nov 30 2019
    Art of Questioning

    "Judge a person by their questions rather than their answers" - Voltaire

    Do you want to solve problems quickly or be unafraid to talk to anyone?

    I'm going to experiment with my social skills by interviewing at least twenty strangers in public. My goal is to ask the most interesting questions and if I'm successful, it will lead to even more interesting questions. This is a great way to learn about a person or topic very quickly.

    I'm planning to record my interviews and share my techniques by recapping the results during the Meetup. If anyone would like to volunteer, we can practice the "Art of Questioning".

    If you're a student "Questioning is the ability to organize your thinking around what we don't know" - The Right Question Institute. If you're a teacher, questions can guide a student to a better answer. Either way, we can do both.

    Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

    Website

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