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  • Started Wednesday
    Mar 4 2015
    Ruby on Ales
    through
    Tower Theatre
    Website
  • Started Thursday
    Mar 5 2015
    ng-conf Extended PDX
    Angular
    through
    CSG Pro

    The biggest Angular conference in the world, ng-conf is taking place in two weeks in Salt Lake City. This year, they're allowing remote locations to live stream and we're opening our office in the Pearl for the full two day event. If you have members of your group that would be interested in attending, tickets are $20 and include full day access both Thursday and Friday, coffee in the am, lunches and a custom conference t-shirt.

    Here is the link to our event sign up page: http://bit.ly/1DEPUsr

    Thanks!

    Alexis Milbourn / Marketing Coordinator

    CSG Pro } Serving our clients since 1993 734 NW 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97209 / {503} 445-6306 / www.csgpro.com

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 6 2015
    Breakfast Briefing: How will FDA’s New 2015 Medical Device Guidance Impact You in Digital Health and Software?

    K&L Gates

    The FDA recently posted final guidance documents on medical device data systems and mobile medical applications. The FDA also posted draft guidance on its general wellness policy for low risk devices and medical device accessories. If your company is involved in health data, patient data or fitness these could affect you.

    Sifting through these four guidances is challenging, so why not let K&L Gates’ local FDA Attorneys digest the critical information for you? In just 90 minutes, you will learn: How to decipher the FDA’s new approach to regulating - or not regulating - innovative devices such as wearables, mobile apps designed to improve health, and data systems that are empowering physicians to provide improved patient care Which medical devices the FDA deems are of such low risk that it will no longer focus its regulatory oversight on them Which medical devices the FDA will regulate, but under a lower risk classification The grey areas and how to make sure your device remains within its intended classification

    Seminar Presenters: Carol. A. Pratt, JD, Ph.D., Partner, K&L Gates LLP Mitchell E. Parrish, JD, RAC, Associate, K&L Gates LLP

    Audience: Medical device and health technology professionals Wearables designers and manufacturers Fitness or wellness technology professionals Researchers and physicians *Software programmers and inventors in the healthcare field

    Event Details: When: March 6, 2015 Time: 8:30am - 10:00am Where: K&L Gates, LLP, One SW Columbia Street, Suite 1900, Portland, OR 97258

    Website
  • Workfrom Coder-CoWorking

    Breken Kitchen

    RSVPs Required on Meetup.com

    Website
  • AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Scaling Agile Across the Organization

    Can we be agile if the organization isn't agile? Does agile have to roll across the organization in order to thrive? And, if it must, how do we do this? What organizations in town are agile beyond the engineering group?

    The Downtown Pub Lunchers voted this topic most desirable for their March discussion.

    Come on down and share the wealth of your knowledge. Questions? Answers? All are welcome.

    We start at 12p and end at 1p. You'll find us in the back. RSVP's (jean@azuregate.net) are encouraged but not required.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Started Wednesday
    Mar 4 2015
    Ruby on Ales
    through
    Tower Theatre
    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 7 2015
    ProductCamp Portland 2015

    ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers, product marketers and others who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

    Join us for our fourth camp!

    Website
  • PDX Spring Coderetreat -2015

    It might technically be Winter, but Portland's weather doesn't seem to think so. Which is fine, we're holding the 2015 Spring Coderetreat a little earlier this year.

    Come join your fellow Portland programmers to practice the art of software development together. Write code, learn from others, teach someone else, and expand your network of friends who are passionate about their craft. Show up with your laptop and favorite development tools to participate, everything else is provided.

    Website
  • Hackster Hardware Weekend
    Linux
    through
    Portland State Business Accelerator Mt. Hood room

    Ready to hack the future of hardware?

    The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of free hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

    Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and #HackToTheFuture!

    What will you build with the DeLorean? Share your ideas on the DeLorean hacks page.

    Website
  • Hackster Hardware Weeken
    through
    Portland Art Museum

    The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of free hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

    Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and #HackToTheFuture!

    Website
  • Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop

    Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop

    This three-hour, participatory workshop equips volunteer coordinators, community organizers, neighborhood leaders, event organizers, and activist leaders in the art and science of volunteer engagement and volunteer management, born of 15 years of extensive experiences as a volunteer and organizational leader in very diverse settings.

    Registration is required (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1346943) and each session is limited to 12 attendees.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Saturday
    Mar 7 2015
    Hackster Hardware Weekend
    Linux
    through
    Portland State Business Accelerator Mt. Hood room

    Ready to hack the future of hardware?

    The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of free hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

    Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and #HackToTheFuture!

    What will you build with the DeLorean? Share your ideas on the DeLorean hacks page.

    Website
  • Hackster Hardware Weeken
    through
    Portland Art Museum

    The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of free hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

    Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and #HackToTheFuture!

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 9 2015
    Three Digital Marketing Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Retail Sales

    Whether you want more people to find your brick and mortar or want to drive more traffic to your e-commerce store, there are three critical steps you need to know for improving your online presence. Come learn digital marketing essentials and identify strategies to help keep your register ringing. Join us for this free symposium on Monday, March 9 from 4-5:30 pm and leave with a mini-digital marketing plan. We'll go over how to: 1. Identify the right keywords for which your ideal customers are searching 2. Write content the search engines and customers will find 3. Measure your results to track success

    About the presenter: Colleen Wright has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration in Marketing and in Advertising Management. She has worked in the marketing field since 1989. Her experience includes working for large corporations such as NIKE and UPS, medium size companies such as Benj. Franklin Savings and Loan, and small businesses. (See attached resume for further detail.) As an educator with Search Engine Academy, she gained deep knowledge of digital marketing strategies and stays current with trends in the field. Her experience and knowledge has helped numerous businesses increase sales and leads through her work at her own digital marketing agency, Response Interactive, and as a business advisor at PCC SBDC.

    Parking: This site is an official PCC campus and there is a parking fee. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area. ADA: If you need accomodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).

    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
  • PDX Women Founders Forum

    Hi All -

    Our own Liz Bacon - co-founder of the Women Founders Forum - will talk about the story of her startup, from beginning to a very successful end.

    This event is kindly sponsored by Tonkon Torp and TIE Oregon - thank you!

    Topic is: "The Story Arc: Fireside chat with Liz Bacon", with the awesome Liz Bacon.

    FindWellness founder Liz Bacon will talk candidly about her journey from inception to product launch, all the way up to her company's recent acquisition. Can't wait to see you all!

    Website
  • FutureTalk with Bill Hersh + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine:

    Opportunities and Challenges

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    Medicine is one of the last areas to fully embrace information technology. However, recent investments have led to widespread use of electronic health records while advances in gene sequencing and other biotechnologies have now led medicine to be awash in data. While this data provides new opportunities for better understanding of health and disease, there are also many challenges to its effective use. In this talk, Dr. Hersh will describe the potential for Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine but also discuss the myriad of challenges for its effective use.

    William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FACP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hersh is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research.

    › Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

  • pdxfunc: Portland Functional Programming Study Group

    Collective Agency

    See the mailing list for details on this month's agenda. Attendance is limited at this venue. RSVP via the Meetup group.

    ABOUT THE GROUP: Join programmers, researchers and enthusiasts to discuss functional programming. pdxfunc is a study/user group exploring the world of functional programming, based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Lisp, Clojure, Scala, Oz, Agda, Idris, and others. The group meets regularly on the second Monday of the month for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts.

    Website
  • Dorkbot

    Bunk Bar

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 10 2015
    Introduction To Object-Oriented Programming With PHP - Part 2

    If you we not able to attend Part 1, never fear, you can read about it and get slides, code and more here.

    In Part 2 we will cover

    1. Brief review of the terminology already covered: class, property, method, object, instance, abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance

    2. New vocabulary: Polymorphism, Interface, Namespace

    3. Use cases to work with the objects and give you the opportunity to see how these concepts actually work.

    Setup for using PHP

    Any environment that can render php will work for this class. If you don't have anything set up to run php yet, the easiest way to get up an running fast is to use Cloud 9

    1. Sign up at Cloud 9: https://c9.io/
    2. Create a new workspace

    • Name your workspace

    • Choose PHP

    • Press “CREATE”

    • Wait a few minutes for the workspace to be setup

    3. Click on the workspace on the left.

    • Choose “START EDITING”, green button on the right

    Website
  • Portland ReactJS Presentation night
    Javascript

    Greetings to all!

    We're excited to announce our second meeting and presentation night! We already have some great talks lined up from Dave McCabe and Asa Miller. We're hoping to set aside some time for lightning talks as well. Please join the mailing list and let us know if you are interested in presenting or participating in lightning talks.

    Jama Software will be hosting us at their new office in downtown Portland. Catering will also be provided, more details on that soon.

    == Proposed Schedule ==

    Using React with Real-time data from Firebase. (Asa Miller)

    Asa will discuss setting up real-time communication between desktop and mobile and how to to configure it for communication between components instead of passing props.

    Notes on the Design of Components. (Dave McCabe)

    A discussion on what we've learned about designing React components: Techniques for promoting simplicity, reuse, statelessness, and separation of concerns, and for dealing with asynchrony.

    Website
  • I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (POWERED BY FREE PIZZA)

    Please join us on March 10th at our next meetup! Our special guest is Jeff Martens, Product Manager at New Relic & an accomplished entrepreneur. Jeff graciously agreed to talk to our meetup members and share the culture of New Relic. We will have time for Q&A as well. After interacting with Jeff, we will do our own interactive research on how best to become a successful employee at New Relic. This one is going to be a lot of fun. So don’t miss it! Oh forgot to mention, our meetups are always "powered by FREE PIZZA!" http://www.ondreampath.com/meetup

    Website
  • PDXbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)
    Pizza Beer

    “Reinventing black boxes”

    Description: Open source has a long history of reimplementing, and reverse engineering proprietary tools. This talk will integrate the tools needed to reverse engineer into stories of how it has been done before.

    Abstract: There is a constant need to provide open source glue, and alternatives to new technology. Learning how to analyze black boxes frees you from having to wait for someone else to do it. When you solve the puzzle yourself you will really understand how it works.

    Reverse engineering is a lot like debugging. There are open source full development stacks including debugging for almost every operating system, and architecture. There are a few other tools you need, but with decades of reinvention the toolbox will usually have everything you need.

    Since black boxes aren’t documented it’s impossible to know for sure if you will have the skills you need ahead of time. They are puzzles which might be easy, or hard. Chances are you won’t have to go it alone for long as other people, and whole communities often want the same thing that you do.

    Bio: Daniel Johnson is a full stack developer who has been programming since 1990, and focused on Open Source technologies since 2003. Jobs have ranged from telephone tech support to systems administration, and freelance software development. He has spent the most time in the last few years working with Rails, AngularJS, Android, and Arduino. He was the first person to document how to use the intel real sense 3d camera with Linux.

    Talk begins at 7, get there early for socializing, pizza and refreshments!

    Join our mailing list! https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdxbyte

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 11 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • OEN PubTalk: Is Brick and Mortar Retail Dying or Evolving?

    It’s projected that within the next 15-20 years, half of America’s malls will shut down. JCPenney, Macy’s, and Sears are among the many retail giants that have recently announced fresh rounds of closures and layoffs.

    So is brick-and-mortar retail dying? Though e-commerce platforms are increasingly vital in today’s retail marketplace, not everyone is quick to discount good ol’ fashioned brick-and-mortar stores. Join us at our March PubTalk to learn how startup companies are leveraging online and offline retail experiences to create more demand.

    Website
  • Cohesive Prototyping Workshop

    MIPO

    MIPO is a non-profit 501(c)3 serving the inventor and product developer community. We are offering a workshop on Cohesive Prototyping. Ensure your prototype and product are a success. Check out the website for more info.

    www.mipooregon.org

    Website
  • Javascript Study Night

    Rotating bi-weekly with our Intro to Javascript and Intermediate project night, Javascript Study Night is a night to get together and help each other with projects or just sit and code with like minded folks.

    Come make Wednesday your Javascript night!

    Website
  • Ruby Book Club
    Ruby

    Reading through technical books in a group is a great way to learn. You can stay motivated by reading together; better apply what you are reading by actively communicating it, as well as hearing others perspectives that will help you better understand the book. Even if you're a more experienced developer it's a great way to keep your skill sharp and share your wisdom and experience. If none of that is convincing just come and have fun with fellow ruby developers!

    We are reading Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby by Sandi Metz. This week we will discuss chapters 4-5. Please come having read the chapters and ready to discuss it.

    Make sure to grab food before.

    Website
  • Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Mozilla

    Possible Topics this meeting:

    • IPFS Just launched and it would be great to talk about how it can help people host large files on their personal sites.

    Are you building your own website? Indie 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, help work on a project, whatever!

    Website
  • CHIFOO Meeting: Creating Enjoyable Frustration

    "Creating Enjoyable Frustration" with Mike Selinker, Lone Shark Games Inc.

    Few people have so closely observed and helped shape the evolution of tabletop and alternate reality game design as Mike Selinker. Join us as he shares his observations on how to create engagement through frustration, success through incremental victories, and the theory of encouraging permission to fail. Trust us, it'll all make sense.

    Website
  • Science on Tap - Cannabis
    Beer

    Kiggins Theatre

    Full Event Title: This Is Your Brain on (Legal) Drugs: The Neuroscience and Art of Cannabis and Alcohol

    Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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

    Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

    Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door. This is an all-ages event.

    Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

    Event Description:

    Humans have used intoxicants like alcohol and marijuana for thousands of years, and we modern humans are no different. The Northwest is home to thriving beer, wine, and spirits industries, and now that both Washington and Oregon permit the recreational sale and use of marijuana, there are more legal opportunities to get high.

    At this Science on Tap, have a beer and stimulate both sides of your brain as neuroscientist Bill Griesar, PhD, and artist Jeff Leake from NW Noggin discuss both the science and art of alcohol and marijuana. Find out how these drugs affect the chemistry our brains and how they change our behavior. Also find out how some well-known artists have approached (and sometimes used) these drugs in the creation of works of art.

    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!


    Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.


    *A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. We are 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
  • Thursday
    Mar 12 2015
    WORKSHOP – Experience Lab Usability Clinic

    Hatch

    The Experience Lab team evaluates the usability of your website, product or prototype and recommend both quick fixes and the next best steps for development.

    We address 3-4 projects per clinic, so advance evaluation reservations are recommended.

    You can contact us about an upcoming session if you would like us to address your project. http://www.experiencelabpdx.com/

    Our Hatch workshops are not confidential: community members are invited to attend the discussions!

    This workshops is open to the public and FREE for all. Please RSVP here: http://www.hatchthefuture.org/calendar/workshop-experience-lab-usability-clinic-free/2015-03-12/

    Website
  • Swift Study Night and Stanford Course

    Epicodus

    Join us to at our bi-weekly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

    Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

    Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

    Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

    Website
  • Information Session - Code Fellows: Learn to Code. Get a Job. Guaranteed.

    Code Fellows

    Come have a beer, meet our staff, chat with alumni, see our new downtown space, and learn about our course offerings. We'll also tell you about our job offer guarantee!

    Website
  • Information Session - Code Fellows: Learn to Code. Get a Job. Guaranteed.

    Code Fellows

    Come have a beer, meet our staff, chat with alumni, see our new downtown space, and learn about our course offerings. We'll also tell you about our job offer guarantee! Please RSVP here: https://www.codefellows.org/events#pdx-mar-info-session

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 13 2015
    Workfrom Coder-CoWorking

    Breken Kitchen

    RSVPs Required on Meetup.com

    Website
  • RailsBridge: Installfest

    Epicodus

    This is the 2nd workshop organized by Portland RailsBridge, which includes 2 parts. This event is just part 1: Installfest.

    You can get all the details about Installfest and the Workshop, and register on Bridge Troll. Go here!

    https://www.bridgetroll.org/events/149

    Also, you should join the PDX RailsBridge Meetup!

    http://www.meetup.com/Portland-RailsBridge/

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 14 2015
    RailsBridge: Ruby on Rails Workshop

    Epicodus

    This is the 2nd workshop organized by Portland RailsBridge, which includes 2 parts. This event is Part 2: The Workshop.

    You can get all the details about Installfest and the Workshop, and register on Bridge Troll. Go here!

    https://www.bridgetroll.org/events/149

    Also, you should join the PDX RailsBridge Meetup!

    http://www.meetup.com/Portland-RailsBridge/

    Website
  • PI Party

    More details to be announced.

    Anything in a pie shape. Pie eating contest and maybe some tech challenges..

    if you are interested in sponsoring or helping, please email alena (at) holligan.us

    Website
  • Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop

    Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop

    This three-hour, participatory workshop equips volunteer coordinators, community organizers, neighborhood leaders, event organizers, and activist leaders in the art and science of volunteer engagement and volunteer management, born of 15 years of extensive experiences as a volunteer and organizational leader in very diverse settings.

    Registration is required (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1346943) and each session is limited to 12 attendees.

    Website
  • Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint - rescheduled from March 7th
    Ruby Rails

    38 Zeros

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

    Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

  • Sunday
    Mar 15 2015
    PLUG Linux Clinic
    Linux

    Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 16 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
  • Ruby brightnight
    Ruby

    Epicodus

    Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

    At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

    Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

    Bring Computers to work on

    Website
  • Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays: Privacy Day Happy Hour

    Privacy Day is on March 16th down in Salem. You can learn more about it here: http://aclu-or.org/privacyday. We encourage you all to attend, if you can!

    Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is having a no-host evening happy hour so folks who went can share their experiences, and for folks who didn't go to learn about Privacy Day and hear about how things went. It'll also be a time to talk amongst ourselves and privacy-related events and policies that impact our lives.

    What is Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays?

    Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. This is an international meetup and happens in over 20 cities around the world.

    Portland's TA3M does meetups on all of the above topics (and more!). The format varies from month to month. Sometimes we have fantastic speakers, sometimes we do lightning talks, and sometimes we do hands-on workshops. It all depends on what our meetup attendees are interested in hearing about, and what we have time to plan. Have a suggestion for a topic? Let us know!

    Code of Conduct

    As with all of our events, there is a code of conduct. Please read it here: https://www.privly.org/content/code-conduct. All attendees are expected to abide by this code of conduct.

    Website
  • PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    We are looking for speakers. If you would like to speak, lead a discussion, or juggle for us please hop on our mailing list. If there is a topic you'd like to hear about please say so on the list as well.

    New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

    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
    Mar 17 2015
  • Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
    Beer Linux

    Free Geek

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

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

    PLUG will celebrate 20 years of delivering conference-quality Linux, Unix and technology speakers this year! Most speakers are announced about two weeks in advance but some are last minute. Watch Calagator and the PLUG mailing lists for the latest news.

    Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

    See you there!

    Website
  • Portland Bitcoin Group
    Bitcoin

    The Gameroom

    This group is for people who are interested in Bitcoin, the open source, peer-to-peer payment network and currency.

    These are exciting times for Bitcoin. Come be a part of the new way to think about money!

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 18 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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  • Code Oregon Meetup

    The Gameroom

    Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

    Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

    For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

    If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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  • SQAUG Presents: Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT)

    Con-Way

    SQAUG Presents:

    Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT)

    by Loren Brown

    at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

    Event is FREE and Open to the Public

    Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT) is an automation testing framework that enables non-experts to harness the power of data-driven, Selenium automation tests. The NEAT web portal simplifies and guides the creation of otherwise complex scripts through the use of an intuitive user interface that manages a web element object repository, test case input data, and test scripts. This approach is intended to enable test script automation to be completed in hours or days instead of weeks or months. The motivation behind NEAT is to equip business analysts, without automation expertise, with an intuitive tool to create and execute sophisticated, automated end-to-end testing scripts. This framework enables teams to increase automated test coverage and allows the highly skilled automation developers to focus on more complex automation testing needs of the organization.

    About Our Speaker: Loren J. Brown is a Test Automation Architect and owner of Quantum Peg, Inc. He is currently teaming up with John Cvetko from TEK Associates to develop the DEAP testing tool. After obtaining a Bachelor’s in Computer Science at Portland State University, Loren worked for over two decades as a QA Engineer in various capacities. At Intel Corporation he spent a little over a dozen years in various product teams and Intel Labs as a QA Lead in various software projects including Video Conferencing, IP Telephony, TCP/IP Network Performance, and others. He spent over six years at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) as a QA Lead developing various test automation frameworks and harnesses, and multiple software lifecycle data visualization projects. When he carves out time for hobbies, Loren likes tinkering with microcontrollers and small electronics projects. Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

    Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

    SQAUG is the Portland/Vancouver area’s leading Software Quality Assurance User Group. We are in our 3rd year and extend a warm welcome to everyone to participate in a group dedicated to growing the Software Quality Assurance profession.

    SQAUG is a group of SQA professionals who come together in an open forum to learn from each other. We engage in discussions, debates, presentations, explore tools of the trade, network, and share job opportunity information. Our goals are to expand knowledge of Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers and take software quality seriously.

    For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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  • Javascript Study Group and Hack Night (now with more than intro fun!)

    We will be meeting up for a JavaScript Study Group.

    An intro to JavaScript class will be taught for anyone who is looking to get into programming.

    There will also be an intermediate group project to work on to hone your skills together. The intermediate group will work on Conway's Game of Life and or Fiz Buzz to tackle some classic coding problems together.
    Game of Life: http://www.devblogrbmz.com/writing-conways-game-of-life-in-javascript-using-tdd-pt-1/
    FizzBuzz: http://www.codecademy.com/courses/fizzbuzz/2/1

    Finger food will be provided. Please bring your own laptop or tablet if you would like to come to the JavaScript class. Come for some good company and bring a project to work on. We'll be here to bounce ideas off each other and continue to work out what we would like to run as a community.

    For those of your interested in getting started in programming, feel free to check out the resources below. Bring your questions and confusion and we'll help you clear things up! JavaScript Getting Started Resources:

    https://www.codeschool.com/courses/javascript-road-trip-part-1

    http://www.codecademy.com/en/tracks/javascript

    Advanced Beginners can start in on some Coder Projects:

    http://googlecreativelab.github.io/coder-projects/projects/night_and_day/


    and

    http://googlecreativelab.github.io/coder-projects/projects/music_boxes/

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  • RefreshPDX: Young At Art – The Generative Generation

    Idealist

    Designers and artists are discovering the power of combining their knowledge of patterns, space, and colors with code and frameworks. Not to make prettier websites, but to create art. Interactive and infinitely generative code art.

    But fear not: though getting into programming can be incredibly intimidating, code art, is one path to coding that can be fun, easy, and instantly rewarding. John Brown will show you some frameworks and sites that will get you started making art quickly and easily.

    Occasionally, a new discovery will come along that changes the way artists create. Pigments in antiquity or screen printing in the recent past have given artists a path to explore. Now computers, and the frameworks created for them, are hitting the sweet spot of ease of use and power. Code art is still in its infancy, and creative coding is the wild west. It’s all about exploring, layering, and trying new things. Any creative endeavor of the last 5000 years has a digital equivalent, and there are myriad digital art paths that have no physical analogue.

    John Brown will show you how to get involved in creative coding. There is a great community locally he’ll introduce you to. He’ll also talk a bit on the history of creative coding, show you some of his work, and talk about the future of code art and how it fits into the greater art world.

    When you leave, you’ll want to rush home and pick up a digital paintbrush and start making code art.

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  • Workshop: Introduction to Programmable System-on-Chip Devices

    PDXElectroHax and Pattern Agents are are pleased to offer the first in a series of workshops on Programmable Hardware: Introduction to Programmable System-on-Chip Devices. Tom Moxon, CEO/Founder of PatternAgents will be teaching. It’s a chance to get an accessible introduction to this technology from an expert. Tickets are $20. They are limited and currently available on Eventbrite: pdxelectrohax.eventbrite.com

    Details:

    This workshop is a hands-on introduction to the Cypress PSoC device family and the (free) PSoC Creator Integrated Development Environment(IDE). The workshop will include a brief architecture and software/IDE overview, followed by hand's-on project labs.

    Date: Wednesday March, 18th, 2015
    Hours: 6pm – 8pm
    Location: 8905 SW Nimbus Ave, Suite 100, Beaverton, OR 97008
    Requirements: Windows “compatible” Laptop Computer and USB port (Apple MacBook Pro with Bootcamp or Parallels works fine)
    Prerequisites: Basic electronics (the ability to understand a schematic drawing). Basic programming helpful.

    Workshop Attendees will receive a PSoC development kit (CY8CKIT-049) that includes a flexible USB-UART device, and a PSoC-4 device. Light refreshments provided.

    Audience:

    • Programmers who would like to learn more about hardware and debugging.
    • Hackers who would like to learn new skills for quickly solving hardware problems.
    • Students who want explore and learn about new hardware-based solutions.
    • Professionals seeking new skills for the workplace. Programmable Hardware Workshop Series

    This workshop is the first in a series presented by PDXElectroHax and PatternAgents using programmable hardware and systems. If you have wanted to learn more about using programmable hardware, like Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Programmable System on Chip devices, Programmable Logic Devices and more; in a easy-paced, hand's-on environment, then this is the workshop series for you. Applications include lighting, motor/motion control, sensor monitoring and more.

    Instructor Info:
    Tom Moxon - Pattern Agents Founder and Chief Technology Officer

    If you have ever...

    Listened to Depeche Mode, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Paul McCartney, or Talking Heads, then you've heard music from sampling keyboard equipment he helped to design.

    Watched cartoons from the animators at Hanna-Barbera Productions (Flintstones, etc.), then you've seen images processed from digital image processing equipment he helped to design.

    Seen pictures from the Voyager spacecraft, then you've seen images processed from digital image processing equipment he helped to design.

    Tom has over thirty years of engineering experience, and has designed systems and integrated circuits for client companies including Cray Research, Adobe Systems, Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics, Rohm, Hyundai Electronics, Emu Systems, and many others.

  • Tech+Pong in SW Portland
    Ruby Javascript

    Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

    This event is free but please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and drinks

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  • AgilePDX: Coaching Towards a Continuous Improvement Organization

    Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches know the critical importance of fostering a continuous improvement ethos within our teams and we have a number of practices that we implement to that end. But often times we find that this only allows our teams to grow to a local optimum, as they are quickly impeded by the organization they work within, and it's lack of mature inspect and adapt mechanisms. How do we as front line coaches or managers effectively influence the organization around us to thrash this impediment for our teams?

    This interactive talk will explore the peaks and pitfalls of coaching an organization towards continuous improvement, sharing real world examples of goal setting, alignment, and accountability mechanisms. We will also discuss effective and ineffective ways to measure an organization, and finally we will identify where are we likely to run into resistance and how it can be overcome.

    Bio: For the past two years Andy Whaples and his merry band of acronyms (CSP, CSM, PMI-ACP, SPC, PMP, MBA) have been helping Tripwire adopt and master Agile Practices within it's software development organization. Before Tripwire, Andy experienced the many challenges of large scale software development at AT&T and as a consultant for Accenture. These challenges led him to embrace Agile and Lean's focus on delivering incremental customer value through highly motivated, supported and performing teams of crafts-men and women. His focus of late has been on extending his experience in building continuously improving teams to influencing the overall organization in which they work.

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  • MotionPDX
    Ruby

    Epicodus

    MotionPDX

    Join us for presentations, demos, discussions, and help getting started with RubyMotion. Bring your laptop if you’d like to follow along. You’ll want to have RubyMotion (download trial), the latest version of Xcode, and Xcode Command Line Tools (xcode-select --install) installed. Since this is our first meetup, we'll set aside some time to socialize. ClearSight will provide pizza and soda, and Epicodus is graciously providing our meetup location.

    RubyMotion Basics

    Jamon Holmgren

    Basic app creation, how-tos, general tips and tricks, best practices, tests, and more!

    Social Time

    Hang out, meet everyone, ask each other or the speakers some questions, bounce ideas around, etc.

    Cross Platform RubyMotion

    TBD

    We'll explore the current state of cross platform programming with RubyMotion and discuss some of the plans ClearSight has for improving cross platform development.

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  • Thursday
    Mar 19 2015
    Coffee w/ Co-Founders XI

    We're taking Coffee w/ Co-Founders and moving it out of the coffeeshop this month. We're celebrating our moving into OMSI's workspace by hosting the next Coffee w/ Co-Founders and this time the coffee is on us!

    Bring your business cards and be ready to talk to others about what you're working on.

    See you all there!

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  • GameStorm Game Convention
    through
    Hilton Vancouver Washington

    The event features a game library with over 1000 titles and enough space for anyone and everyone to play to their heart's content.

    Attendees may choose from organized events, open tabletop play, game lab design programming, LARP, tabletop RPG's, LAN games, miniatures, console games, panels and guest activities, and other fun stuff.

    Tickets are available in advance via the website or may be purchased at the door. There are no individual event registration fees; admission is all-inclusive.

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  • Swift Study Night and Stanford Course

    Epicodus

    Join us to at our monthly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

    Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

    Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

    Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

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  • UX Happy Hour (with tab covered by Ziba)
    Beer

    Come trade food, drinks, and stories with fellow designers, researchers, and people into user experience! This month, our tab will be covered by Ziba, so just RSVP if you'd like to come.


    UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design.

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  • PDX OpenStack

    Puppet Labs

    OpenStack Jumpstart - Getting up to speed in OpenStack can be challenging. Whether you're just getting involved or trying to find the deepest details on a given project, where to start is not obvious. Vern Hart (Director of Delivery at Solinea) will cover the landscape of training options available, as well providing a roundup of the best sources of OpenStack information out there. He'll also give some guidance on interacting with the community and how best to leverage the knowledge of the thousands of brilliant developers available via mailing list or IRC.

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  • OpenStack Jumpstart - OSNW User Group
    Linux Python

    Puppet Labs

    Getting up to speed in OpenStack can be challenging. Whether you're just getting involved or trying to find the deepest details on a given project, where to start is not obvious. Vern Hart (Director of Delivery at Solinea) will cover the landscape of training options available, as well providing a roundup of the best sources of OpenStack information out there. He'll also give some guidance on interacting with the community and how best to leverage the knowledge of the thousands of brilliant developers available via mailing list or IRC.

    Vern Hart is the Director of Delivery at Solinea. He is a proven consultant specializing in open infrastructure and helping customers adopting new infrastructure architectures and solutions. Vern has over 20 years of systems administration experience. Prior to Solinea, He was CTO at three separate companies including his own which eventually merged with their largest competitor. Most recently Vern was Director of Support Operations and Training at Morphlabs where he was instrumental in the migration of Morphlabs onto OpenStack from Eucalyptus. He has proven success in both systems development and engineering roles.

    Dinner & drinks provided.

    Please note our gracious hosts code of conduct: https://docs.puppetlabs.com/community/community_guidelines.html#event-code-of-conduct

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