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  • Monday
    Apr 27 2015
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    Python

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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.

    Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

    Website
  • Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    Python

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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.

    Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Apr 28 2015
    Portland Community College Job Fair at Cascade Campus

    Job Fair

    Portland Community College Cascade Campus Job Fair is an outstanding opportunity for employers, students and community members to connect. The Cascade Job Fair draws a very diverse pool of applicants and a broad range of employers representing many different industries.

    Find more details and a list of participating employers at http://www.pcc.edu/cascadejobfair.

    This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be free during the event.

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

    ThinkShout

    Join us for happy hour at ThinkShout! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! Make sure you say hi to Amy Vaillancourt-Sals, a developer at ThinkShout. Read our April newsletter to learn more about Amy!

    PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company - or anythin gin between - come join us!

    Website
  • eBay Tech Tuesday: Computers, Computers, Computers

    In today’s world of smartphones, tablets and MacBooks, it’s easy to forget that these computers evolved from machines that filled entire rooms. But they did!

    The Living Computer Museum, located in Seattle, Washington, is dedicated to preserving, maintaining, and displaying working examples of the computers that have led us to the information technology we enjoy today. (You can even interact with the computers there!)

    The collection was assembled by Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen as a way to preserve the history that put him and Bill Gates on the path to founding the company, and presents the milestones in the evolution of computers and how people use them.

    For our April Meetup, Bob Barnett from the Living Computer Museum will be joining us to talk about the museum, computers, and how we got to where we are today. We first met Bob when he came to eBay Portland to talk to our team, and we thought what he shared was so interesting we wanted to bring him back for all of you. (Also, he made us laugh, and we like people who make us laugh.)

    Here's a short bio Bob put together at our request:

    "After spending 4 years in the Air Force, Bob was accepted into the Computer Science program at Hughes Aircraft in El Segundo, California. After completion of the program he joined the Operating Systems group and then moved on to set up the Hughes Network in Arizona and California.

    Bob later took a job with aerospace company, TRW where he joined the RODS project to write the first Real Time Operating system in the US for The Bonneville Power Administration in Vancouver, WA.

    After writing a Microwave Communication System, Bob worked with the Portland Police Dispatch System design team while working at Boeing Computer Services.

    In the mid-70s, Bob joined Pat Terrell to grow a chain of Byte Shops in the Northwest.

    Bob has an entrepreneurial side and, as such, has founded a software company and joined several start-ups over the course of his career. His most recent venture has been joining forces with his longtime friend, Paul Allen, to start the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, WA."

    Whether you nerd out over computers, or you’re just interested in spending an evening learning something new, (or hearing from someone new), you’ll want to join us on Tuesday the 28th.

    RSVP now!

    • Pizza and sodas will be provided

    • Doors open at 5:45pm, Presentation begins at 6:30pm

    • The main lobby doors lock at 7pm. Someone will be available to let you in after 7pm, but please plan accordingly.

    Website
  • RainSec

    Lucky Labrador 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.

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

    Follow @PDXRainSec for updates & point your IRC client to #rainsec on freenode.

    This event is also on meetup.com. Invite your friends!

    Website
  • April SaaS Mastermind : Pre-Selling. What is it and how do you it.

    Paul Burkett will lead a discussion on Pre-Selling. Come learn how it can help your startup and be ready to discuss what you are working on. This is a great opportunity for startup entrepreneurs to learn how to pre-sell software solutions to your prospective clients even before you build your product!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Wednesday
    Apr 29 2015
    PADNUG: Build 2015 Keynote Viewing Party

    Microsoft Office

    Come join us to watch the keynote address of the Microsoft Build 2015 Conference Day 1, streamed live from San Francisco!

    Microsoft has been getting a lot of press lately for revitalizing their business and taking a leadership role in innovation in many key areas [0]. There have been several announcements in the run up to the Build 2015 Developer Conference, from Docker support and Nano Servers [1], to Surface 3 and Azure Service Fabric. Whether your interest is in Windows 10, cloud computing, developer tools, open source, or DevOps -- it is safe to say that Microsoft has more than likely saved up some exciting announcements for the Day 1 keynote at Build [2]. Come join your peers and watch the live stream at the Microsoft Portland office. Stay after the keynote for a free box lunch, discussion, and conversation.

    And, of course, there is free wi-fi so you can stay connected with your day job back in the office.

    Coffee and morning treats sponsored by Neudesic. Box lunch sponsored by the Microsoft Regional Directors program.

    This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP today.

    Agenda 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM : Registration, coffee, morning snack 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM : Build 2015 Keynote streamed live 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM : Lunch and discussion

    Website
  • Ruby Lunch

    Fat Head's Brewery

    Last Wednesday of each month. Talk Ruby, eat lunch, all ages and experiences welcome!

  • TiE Oregon Pitch Club, featuring Kanth Gopalpur

    PSU Business Accelerator

    Join us for another edition of TiE Oregon Pitch Club!

    Kanth Gopalpur, longstanding TiE Charter member, Board member and experienced entrepreneur, has just been named "Entrepreneur In Residence" for Business Oregon. What do you know about this state agency, whose mission it is to promote business and communities in Oregon? Did you know that this organization provides millions in grant money to all kinds of initiatives every year? And do you know how you might engage and get assistance to develop your business? Come find out more, and bring your questions!

    Then we practice pitches! Pitch Club offers an open, supportive environment for entrepreneurs to practice their pitches and get actionable and constructive feedback. Bring your presentation and plug into the A/V system, or pitch without a slide deck. Or, come check out new companies and ideas, and provide feedback to the presenters!

    All kinds of pitches are welcome: elevator-, concept-, sales-, co-founder-, or investor pitches.

    TIE Members: FREE (and you can bring a pre-registered guest for $10); Public: $25

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 30 2015
    SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence and Reporting Training
    through
    SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

    This SharePoint 2013 training class provides individuals with practical information, exercises and labs that enable them to build reports, dashboards, KPIs, scorecards, charts, power view and power pivot on the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 platform using Dashboard Designer 2013, Excel 2013, Report Builder 3.0 and Visual Studio 2012.

    Register online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

    Website
  • TechfestNW and Columbia Sportswear Company present: A Shared Future

    TechfestNW, a leading tech conference in Portland, is thrilled to bring you a special evening event dedicated to the Sharing Economy. Hear from business and tech innovators, city officials and others as we discuss the economic, political and social impact of the Sharing Economy.

    Speakers include:

    David Plouffe, SVP, Policy and Strategy for Uber and former campaign manager for Barack Obama Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover Marcelo Louriero, CEO of Spinlister Sarah Mastrorocco, Business Development, Instacart Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland And many others.

    Tickets are $30 and include a networking happy hour

    For tickets: http://bit.ly/tfnw15tickets

    Website
  • Networking Night @ Elemental Technologies

    Join us for A Discussion on Tech Careers at Elemental.

    A panel of engineers and managers will discuss what their jobs entail, what projects they work on, what problems they solve, and the paths they took to their current careers. 

     Sabina Andersson - Product Manager

    • Joan Morgan - QA Engineer

    • Meghan Mueller-Cox - Release Manager

    • Jenna Hildebrand - QA Engineer

    A Q&A session will follow and we encourage attendees to ask questions.

    Program:

    6:00-6:30 - Check-In + Networking 

    6:30-7:30 - Panel: "A Discussion on Tech Careers" + Q&A

    7:30-8:00 - Networking


    About Elemental:

    Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for content delivery to any device. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of software-defined video processing to distribute video over IP networks. The Elemental platform provides the flexibility, scalability and performance required to deliver high quality video via turnkey, cloud-based and virtualized deployment models. Powering video experiences for more than 400 leading media franchises worldwide, Elemental helps pay TV operators, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, India and Brazil. 


    Websitehttp://www.elementaltechnologies.com/

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Group

    BSD + pizza + beer

    Just hang out and talk about interesting things, often related to one of the BSD licensed operating systems.

  • Friday
    May 1 2015
    Portland Startup Weekend B2B
    through
    Centrl Office

    Startup Weekend B2B is a 54 hour event where developers, designers, marketers and other startup enthusiasts come together to pitch their business-to-business startup ideas, form teams, build products, and launch their revenue generating startup.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 4 2015
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    Python

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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.

    Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

    Website
  • Intro to Cassandra

    eBay Community Lounge

    For this meetup, we are going to be doing a joint meetup with the DataStax Cassandra Portland Users group.

    Archaic database technologies just don't scale under the always on, distributed demands ​of modern IOT, mobile and web applications. We'll start this Intro to Cassandra by discussing how its approach is different and why so many awesome companies have migrated from the cold clutches of the relational world into the warm embrace of peer to peer architecture. After this high-level opening discussion, we'll briefly unpack the following:

    • Cassandra's internal architecture and distribution model
    • Cassandra's Data Model
    • Reads and Writes ​​ You'll go home with enough Cassandra basics to get your feet wet and some resources to get your hands dirty.
    Website
  • The History of Cryptography

    Taborspace

    The History of Cryptography at Portland Underground Grad School

    With the rise of privacy concerns in digital spaces, encryption technology has become an increasingly important modern topic. But the practice of secure communications, and the practice of breaking it, have been around for centuries. Come examine the origins of cryptography, from Caesar ciphers to modern day techniques and even learn some basic crypto methods that can be done by hand.

    This is a four week class and requires reservations. See the website!

    Website
  • DorkbotPDX 0x0D

    Bunk Bar

    flyer

    • When: Monday May 4th, 2015 - 8pm
    • Where: Bunk Bar - 1028 SE Water Ave (map)
    • Who: All ages -- open to the public
    • Cost: Free!

    Laen


    OSH Park - Purple PCBs for People

    Laen will talk about the beginnings and growth of the DorkbotPDX PCB Order, and how he turned his hobby into work.

    Laen is the founder and owner of OSHPark, and doesn't like writing bios.

    Joe Grand
    Making Magical Mustaches with Mustache Mayhem

    World peace begins with mustaches. Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, Salvador Dali, Frank Zappa, Freddy Mercury, and Hulk Hogan have all harnessed the power of the mustache. It's time the rest of the world joined their ranks.

    Mustache Mayhem is a hardware hack, a video game, and an interactive art piece rolled into one. Based on the short-lived Nintendo Virtual Boy video game console and retro-fitted with a BeagleBone Black Linux computer, the project provides a singular, entertaining goal: Overlay virtual mustaches onto real-world faces for points. In this presentation, Joe details the trials and tribulations behind creating his most ridiculous oeuvre yet.

    Joe Grand (@joegrand), also known as Kingpin, is a computer engineer, hardware hacker, product designer, teacher, advisor, runner, daddy, honorary doctor, TV host, member of L0pht Heavy Industries, and the proprietor of Grand Idea Studio (grandideastudio.com).

    OpenDork

    Your short (5-minute) ligtning talks about an interest or project you've been working on!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 5 2015
    Beer and Blog Redux!
    Beer

    Come hang out with old and new friends alike at a reprise of the event that brought so many of us together! Come to a special Beer and Blog back at the place where it all began: Green Dragon! We'll be out back in the patio area.

    Haven't been to a Beer and Blog before? It's easy - if you're part of the Portland tech community (or new the Portland) and would like to meet some new people, come on over! Especially if you like beers and blogs!

  • Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby Rails

    New Relic

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

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    Paul Jungwirth: SQL in Rails

    Tips and tricks from basic to advanced for non-trivial SQL queries in a Rails environment.

    Justin Burris: Living and programming in Singapore

    Ever thought about working abroad? Located in south east Asia, Singapore provides an excellent place to call home and explore a new part of the planet. This talk aims to give you a starting point for learning about the excellent ruby/development community in the area and will provide you with what you need to know before emigrating.

    Lightning Talks

    Jonan will host a lightning talk session. There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve). The theme is TBD.

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

    Website
  • Science on Tap - Energy from PDX Compost
    Beer

    DATE: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

    LOCATION: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.

    COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

    FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Food scraps comprise almost one-fifth of the amount of material our region sends to landfills every year – enough to fill 5000 long-haul trucks. These food scraps can provide compost, energy and other benefits to communities, but what are the most desirable environmental and economic approaches to dealing with this resource? What impact do food scraps have on the climate, water supplies, energy, and food security?

    David Allaway, senior policy analyst with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, will share insights for different ways of dealing with food scraps while reducing what we throw away.

    This event is part of Metro’s Let’s Talk Trash series designed to engage you in discussions that help shape how our region manages its waste in the future.

    Event Website


    Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

    *A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is mostly supported by money collected at the door. It is committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 6 2015
    PDXWIT Fireside Chat with Catherine Williams, Chief Data Scientist with AppNexus

    The Cleaners

    Come join us at The Cleaners for a fireside chat with Catherine Williams, Chief Data Scientist at AppNexus. Catherine is leading a team of 20 data scientists and analysts and will be providing an overview of some challenges her team is facing. Additionally, Catherine will provide background on her career path and path to success. She has a BA in Mathematics from Grinnell College, a PhD in Mathematics from University of Washington in Seattle, and has held post-doctoral positions ad Stanford and Columbia University. You won't want to miss this!

    PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company - or anything in between - come join us!

    Website
  • CodePen Meetup PDX

    Uncorked Studios

    Come join us at the Uncorked Studios office and hang out with other front-end and design folks for the first Portland CodePen Meetup. We'll start things up with a meet and greet and will be doing a show and tell afterwards.

    Website
  • CHIFOO Meeting: Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Don’t- Combining Humans and Computers to Solve Scientific Problems

    “Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Don’t- Combining Humans and Computers to Solve Scientific Problems” with Seth Cooper, Center for Game Science, Northeastern University

    Rather than solving problems with a purely computational approach, combining humans and computers can provide a means for solving problems neither could solve alone. Seth will describe the challenges of mapping real-world problems onto games and ways to address these challenges. Further, Seth will discuss other current problem solving game projects and future possibilities.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 7 2015
    ClojureWest recap and discussions

    Puppet Labs

    Let's discuss the latest in Clojure and what we've learned and experienced at ClojureWest.

    We'll have a series of short presentations from members so be sure to think about what you'd like to share and let me know.

    Thanks.

    Website
  • UX Happy Hour
    Beer Free

    We'll be heading to Green Dragon for our May round of food, drinks, and food. This month, Vitamin T has kindly stepped in to foot our beverage bill.

    Attendance will be limited, so just RSVP if you'd like to come!


    UX Happy Hour is a monthly event for anyone interested in user experience design. There's no agenda or talks, just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

    Website
  • Portland Linux/Unix Group
    Beer Linux

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

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

    This month's topic To Be Announced

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

    Website
  • SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
    Pizza

    Mississippi Pizza

    The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local and visiting authors in Portland and Seattle.

    Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next Portland event will be held on Thursday, May 7th and will feature Cat Rambo, Janine Southard and Fonda Lee.

    Website

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