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  • Monday
    Feb 20 2017
    Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
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    Phase2

    Please RSVP on meetup.com so we can get a headcount.

    https://www.meetup.com/Free-Code-Camp-Portland/events/236818815/

    Welcome campers! This is a biweekly laid back study/networking session,. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome.

    Website
  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

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

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

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

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

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Portland Functional Programming Study Group - Haskell Lesson 1 and Data Parallelism

    Collective Agency

    This is the first month of our new format, based on discussion following the survey: The first half will be geared toward beginners, and the second half will be geared toward more advanced material.

    For the next several months the beginner material will be a series of lessons in the Haskell programming language. We will be following Brent Yorgey's CIS 194 syllabus (http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~cis194/spring13/lectures.html). So bring a laptop, or just follow along. Between months you are encouraged to work on the assignments and we will review them. Lyle will be leading the lecture this month.

    This month's advanced talk will be delivered by Leif, who will be following up his discussion of data parallelism in Spark (Scala) and Haskell.

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Feb 21 2017
    Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit
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    Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

    ELC + OpenIoT Summit North America features 130+ sessions for Kernel Developers, System Developers, Architects, Firmware Developers, Application Developers and other open source professionals with a range of content covering embedded Linux, IoT, smart devices, IoT security and much more!

    Activities include:

    *Keynotes by Sarah Cooper, GM of IoT Solutions, Amazon Web Services; Guy Hoffmann, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University; Imad Sousou, Vice President of the Software and Services Group, Intel Corporation; and Dirk Hohndel, VP, Chief Open Source Officer, VMware, in Conversation with Linux Creator Linus Torvalds.

    *Building A Low Powered Smart Appliance Workshop

    *Hackathon: Hack the Smart Home...Smarter!

    *Hackathon: Liota Package Development for ABB YuMi, ThingWorx, IBM BlueMix, and VMware's Project Ice

    *Yocto Project Developer Day North America 2017

    *Professional, complimentary child care for attendees. Apply by Feb 9 - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/openiot-summit/attend/child-care

    Register now: http://bit.ly/2kFyyYg

    Website
  • Solutions Thinking for Product Managers

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Portland Azure User Group: "Using Azure as a Target Platform for Application Availability & Disaster Recovery"

    Learn how Zerto 5.0 software supports replication to Microsoft Azure with enterprise class features that fully automate the recovery of VM’s in minutes or seconds. Learn how to build Virtual Protection Groups for guaranteed consistency and how to recover files and VM’s from increments to seconds protecting you from logical failures, ransomware attacks and other disaster events.

    Brian Drew, Zerto Systems Architect
    Brian joined Zerto most recently from Dell / EMC where he specialized in Storage solutions and provided subject matter expertise on a wide variety of virtualization projects. Living and working in the Seattle area, Brian also worked for IBM, Microsoft & Amazon in a variety of IT and consulting roles and was also a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Army where he was a helicopter pilot.

    11:30am-12pm, Lunch, announcements, general Azure Q&A.

    12pm-1pm, main presentation.

    Please RSVP Here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Azure-User-Group/events/237682024/

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

    Simple

    RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-31788356831

    Join us for happy hour at Simple to celebrate community!

    PDX Women in Tech is proud of our community so we are honoring it as the centerpiece of our February 2017 event. This month’s theme is about loving your communities–the diverse, varied, overlapping communities we exist in. We will hear from two lightning speakers whose lives revolve around building community, and our conversation prompt will be asking each other why community is so important in our lives.

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

    Introduction to Simple, including what they do and what jobs they are trying to fill.

    Meet entrepreneur Deena Pierott, the founder of iUrban Teen and a White House Champion of Change in the Obama administration.

    A talk by Allison Krug, a Technical Community Manager at AppNexus and yoga instructor, whose passion is building community both at work and in her spiritual practice.

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

    RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-31788356831

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

    Website
  • Nike Tech Talks

    Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

    Join Nike Digital for the Nike Tech Talks on Tuesday, February 21st. We're excited that we were able to reschedule January's talk with Mitchell Hashimoto, Founder of HashiCorp and innovator on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Tech list. Mitchell will present a talk titled, Apply Graph Theory to Infrastructure as Code.

    Food and beverages will be served and there will be time to network before and after the talk.

    Website
  • Portland Geek Dinner

    PADNUG Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 PM

    Be There and Be Square! Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great ...

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

    Website
  • PDXAUX Accessibility & technology: demo and discussion with vision-impaired users

    Puppet

    PDXAUX learns from Angel Chesimet and other blind end users while they demonstrate how they use every day technology, including websites, phones, apps, etc. They will discuss what works for them and what doesn't.

    Demonstrations of use of screen readers, braille display, texting, gps, apps, OCR readers and applications, and everyday uses.

    We will begin the evening with social time and then the presentation at 7pm so there is plenty of time for Q&A, discussion and a bit of networking/wrap-up at the end.

    Website
  • Tech + Inclusion: A Community Conversation

    Instrument

    Portland’s technology community has much to celebrate; however, when it comes to having an inclusive and diverse industry we must improve. Diversifying our workforce to include all from our community is the right thing to do, and the data shows it benefits us in terms of innovation, team functioning, and bottom line results. We know that greater diversity leads to greater innovation. Tech + Inclusion Community Conversation is an opportunity for companies who have joined the PDC Diversity Pledge and the community to come together. This event is open to those working in the tech sector, to students and prospective tech sector workers, and those interested in the tech industry. The Tech + Inclusion event will help create partnerships that can ultimately lead to hiring and career advancement of women and people of color in Portland’s Tech industry.

    Website
  • Portland Java User Group: E-commerce under the hood

    Gilt is an e-commerce fashion retailer. Gilt's application platform leverages popular programming languages such as Java, Scala, Ruby, and JavaScript.

    This talk will focus on data persistence strategies in Gilt's core systems: order processing, payment management, invoicing, and checkout. We'll discuss the Event Sourcing pattern and its implementation in a production system.

    Speaker:

    Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer at Gilt. Sean has been a member of Gilt's backoffice team since 2011.

    Doors open at 6pm for pizza provided by TEKSystems. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm.

    Website
  • BSides PDX Board Meeting

    Conference call

    Board meeting and new board member elections for Security BSides Portland organization that runs the annual BSidesPDX conference. Agenda and conference number will be posted on the BSides mailing list a few days before the meeting. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/bsidespdx

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Tuesday
    Feb 21 2017
    Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit
    Linux cf9e23a64deae7221dc64843cc2342af726fe6a796b9ddce97284c4e94aee6fb
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    Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

    ELC + OpenIoT Summit North America features 130+ sessions for Kernel Developers, System Developers, Architects, Firmware Developers, Application Developers and other open source professionals with a range of content covering embedded Linux, IoT, smart devices, IoT security and much more!

    Activities include:

    *Keynotes by Sarah Cooper, GM of IoT Solutions, Amazon Web Services; Guy Hoffmann, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University; Imad Sousou, Vice President of the Software and Services Group, Intel Corporation; and Dirk Hohndel, VP, Chief Open Source Officer, VMware, in Conversation with Linux Creator Linus Torvalds.

    *Building A Low Powered Smart Appliance Workshop

    *Hackathon: Hack the Smart Home...Smarter!

    *Hackathon: Liota Package Development for ABB YuMi, ThingWorx, IBM BlueMix, and VMware's Project Ice

    *Yocto Project Developer Day North America 2017

    *Professional, complimentary child care for attendees. Apply by Feb 9 - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/openiot-summit/attend/child-care

    Register now: http://bit.ly/2kFyyYg

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 22 2017
    Ruby Lunch

    Fat Head's Brewery

    Eat lunch, chat with fellow Rubyists. All welcome!

  • Get A Job, Not An Intership!
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    Code Fellows PDX

    Most Code Fellows PDX graduates are hired within six months of graduating at an average salary of of $70k.

    How do they it? Come find out! (Hint: It's not magic, but it is an impressive combination of in-person, hands-on technical training at the only advanced software development program in Portland).

    CF grads Don Chatelain and Yvonne Hayes will tell you how they did it and why at this Wednesday night meetup!

    Come for drinks, snacks, instructor meet-and-greet, and a scintillating tell-all from two of Portland's newest software developers!

    Don Chatelain is a full-stack developer at Immersive Media (think Google Maps StreetView!) Yvonne Hayes is a software engineer at Skyward (think commercial drones!)

    RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-a-job-not-an-internship-tickets-31901897434?aff=calagator

    Website
  • Chef PDX - Chef PDX Meetup #003 - Ask the Pros
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    New Relic

    We're skipping January this time due to travel schedules not aligning, but will be back February 22nd with an awesome meetup! 


    Ever wish you had a Chef sitting next to you so you can ask that burning question? 

    Perhaps you've been banging your head against a wall on something technical and wish a Chef was sitting next to you to help?

    Have you wished you had a Chef's ear to express how much you love, or maybe don't love, using Chef?

    Maybe you're new to Chef and config management and want to bounce some questions or ideas off of people who do this stuff for a living?

    Well, now you can! This time we're bringing in a panel of Chefs for Q&A / AMA (Ask Me Anything) and then we'll break out and help you work through any issues you may be experiencing with Chef products, recipes, pipelines, and even DevOps transformation. So start thinking about questions you'd like answered or things you'd like to discuss or work on and bring it on! We're here to help you and make you successful!

    This is a great opportunity to meet some Chefs from different areas within Chef and get answers and help! Join us!

    Chef Panel

    Irving Popovetsky - Principal Customer Architect

    Daniel Martushev - Field Solutions Architect

    George Miranda - Director of Product Marketing

    Eric Maxwell - Success Engineer

    Morgan Drake - Inside Solutions Architect 

    Tim Smith - Community Engineer


    Kaivalya Hanswadkar - Director, UX Design


    MORE TBA

    Food / Drink

    As usual, pizza (gf & vegan options too!), beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. 

    Website
  • Erlang-Elixir - Moving Complexity Around

    Househappy

    Jesse Cook will lead our exploration tonight.

    Jesse: A beginner Alchemist who's really enjoying the functional nature of Elixir and the design of the language.

    Description: Moving complexity around - What's the best way to provide a unified API in front of some of the worst APIs out there? The tools I reached for are Phoenix, Absinthe for GraphQL and a series of adapters. These adapters utilize both polymorphism and metaprogramming, but was this the right way to do it in Elixir? Let's discuss the overall architecture and the nitty gritty details.

    Website
  • Papers We Love: Aaron Turon on "The Next 700 Programming Languages" by Peter J. Landin

    Mozilla

    Thanks to Mozilla for hosting!

    This month's paper is "The Next 700 Programming Languages" by Peter J. Landin. One of the most influential papers of all time in PL research!

    PDF: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~crary/819-f09/Landin66.pdf

    Abstract:

    A family of unimplemented computing languages is described that is intended to span differences of application area by a unified framework. This framework dictates the rules about the uses of user-coined names, and the conventions about characterizing functional relationships. Within this framework the design of a specific language splits into two independent parts. One is the choice of written appearances of programs (or more generally, their physical representation). The other is the choice of the abstract entities (such as numbers, character-strings, list of them, functional relations among them) that can be referred to in the language. The system is biased towards “expressions” rather than “statements.” It includes a nonprocedural (purely functional) subsystem that aims to expand the class of users' needs that can be met by a single print-instruction, without sacrificing the important properties that make conventional right-hand-side expressions easy to construct and understand.


    What was the last paper you read and loved within the realm of computing? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Or, just come, listen, and discuss!


    Papers We Love has a code of conduct: https://github.com/papers-we-love/portland/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 23 2017
    #FullStackPDX : Code Critique

    Sign up for meetup required.

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring
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    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

    Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and more. Our event is for all levels from beginner to advanced. Come to learn and/or to mentor.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

    Website
  • LaunchCode's LC101 Info Session
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    PCC - Climb Center

    LC101 is a FREE 20-week intensive coding course designed to give students the skills that they need to pursue a career in tech. This event is the info session about this course if you are intrigued to learn more...

    Apply to course - launchcode.org/lc101

    Application deadline: Thursday, March 23

    Details about the course:

    Where: CLIMB Center - PCC
    When: Monday/Thursday nights -- starts April 17th Time: 6-9pm Cost: FREE.

    Website
  • LaunchCode
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    Attend LaunchCode Portland LC101 Info Session at Portland Community College's CLIMB Center for Advancement on Thursday, February 23rd. Get all the details about the 20-week FREE coding class. Ask any questions of our Portland LaunchCode staff, and generally find out how awesome an opportunity this is!

    Website
  • Portland SQL Server User Group - Data Warehouse Structures w/ Steve Moss and Chris Dart

    Inmon, Kimball, hybrids – experiences from the field  More details to follow!

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night
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    A meeting of folks interested in Copy Free licenses, primarily BSD operating systems. We get together eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

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

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

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

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 24 2017
    Agile Leadership Workshop

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

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

    The workshop topics are highly dynamic and customizable. ~80% will be based on participant interests. These are a few of the topics participants can choose from: -Agile mindset -Shared leadership -Great teams -Work environment -Resources -Experiments -Vision -Common goals -Shared learning -Welcome change -Iteration -Mastery -Diversity -Reflection -Sensemaking -Visualization -Deliver Value

    This class is designed for leaders and managers of Agile and Lean teams. This includes executive and organizational level management at all levels. Leaders and managers in non-Agile and Lean environments will also find the workshop refreshing and helpful as the concepts are broadly applicable.

    After completing this course, participants should: 1) understand the Agile and Lean mindset, and the business case for Agile and Lean product development 2) understand the main tenets of mainstream Agile and Lean methods 3) understand the role of the manager on Agile and Lean teams, and leadership styles that work 4) know how to establish and shape an environment for successful Agile and Lean adoption 5) understand the role of the customer and other non-development roles in your company 6) know how local and corporate culture affects Agile and Lean adoption 7) recognize common pitfalls and know how to avoid them

    If you would like to know more, please contact info@nucognitive.com.

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

    Website
  • Saturday
    Feb 25 2017
    Intel Scrum Certification Workshop

    Want to learn how to take your projects to the next level? Practical, Hands-on Training for Scrum

    Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on Feburary 25th, 2017; hosted by the IBEA featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

    Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

    Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully. Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from scrum introduction certification class and Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.

    STRUCTURE OF EVENT: Day 1 – Learn about the Scrum Process, Learn what a Scrum Master is responsible for, come away with insights on how to manage your next project

    BENEFITS Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs) Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies

    Additional for Audience: SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum

    WHO SHOULD COME? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS? FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT ibeafoundation@gmail.com.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Feb 26 2017
    Crash Course in Agile Methodologies

    Code Fellows PDX

    The focus of this workshop is to learn about the Agile framework, methodologies and practices. Participants will learn about Agile in general, the Scrum and Kanban variants, and the similarities and differences between them. The workshop is part lecture, part hands-on group exercises. The goal of the group exercises is help participants gain a clear understanding of Agile, as well as practice the basics of Agile.

    Registration and payment are through meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/events/236321279/

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 27 2017
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
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    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

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

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

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

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

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Mentorship and Projects - WaCo EE and Technologist Meetup

    Beaverton City Library

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

    Website
  • PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the Feb meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speakers:

    Name: Emily Dunham (https://twitter.com/QEDunham) Topic: Automating all the things

    Jesse Dearing (https://twitter.com/JesseDearing) Topic: Incident Response

    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
    Feb 28 2017
    PDXWIT #Action Reproductive Rights Rally in Salem

    Portland, Oregon

    RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-reproductive-rights-rally-in-salem-tickets-32019749934

    Join PDXWIT #Action to go to a Reproductive Health Rally in Salem on Tuesday, February 28th. In alignment with our recent PDXWIT #Action survey, women’s health is a top issue for our members. PDXWIT knows that affordable family planning is critical for women, especially those that choose to pursue tech careers.

    We will be organizing a carpool down to Salem. If you can drive or need a ride please fill in this Google doc and self-organize with your driver to schedule rides. We will be departing Portland at 10:30 a.m.

    We will meet on the corner of NE Court St and E Summer Street NE at 11:30, look for the bright green PDXWIT T-shirts. The rally is from 12 PM - 1 PM on the steps of the capitol in Salem. After the rally we will get an informal lunch in the area. Please fill in the Google doc if you would like to join so that we can find a restaurant that accommodates all of us. Feel free to bring protest and rally signs.

    This rally is to support The Reproductive Health Equity Act, an Oregon State Legislature bill. The Reproductive Health Equity Act (HB 2232) is an important leap toward ensuring that all Oregonians have meaningful access to the care they need. Thousands of Oregonians still lack coverage for the full range of reproductive health services. You can learn more about the bill here.

    The rally is produced by Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon,a diverse, statewide coalition.They are working to create a world where access to reproductive health care doesn’t depend on who you are, where you live or how much you earn; where every Oregonian who can become pregnant has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life.

    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.

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

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  • Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

    PADNUG Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30 PM

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

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

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  • PDXWIT President’s Executive Orders on Immigration: A Q&A­ with immigration lawyers

    Planet Argon

    RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presidents-executive-orders-on-immigration-a-qa-with-immigration-lawyers-tickets-32001775171

    Do you have questions about President Trump's recent executive order on immigration? Are you worried about how these executive orders can affect you, your family, or other loved ones?

    Join us for a discussion with Shabnam Jahromi, Lisa Yu and Chanpone Sinlapasai.

    Shabnam Jahromi is a Technical Account Manager at Jama Software. She was born and raised in Tehran/Iran and moved to the US in 2012 with a student visa. She will share her story on the process she went through to come to the US and how long it took. She will also explain how she is directly impacted by the ban and what this means for her future.

    Lisa Yu has been practicing immigration law since 1997. She specializes in corporate immigration matters ranging from non-immigrant visas to permanent resident applications (green cards). Her clients range from multinational corporations in the financial and information technology sectors to hospitals and universities. She has developed a particular expertise in labor certification applications, employment-based immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications.

    Chanpone Sinlapasai is a partner at Marandas & Sinlapasai. She focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. She strongly believe that victims' right is a human right, regardless of alienage. Her immigration practice also assist clients before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. Court of Appeals.

    Have questions? Contact Aishwarya @ aishwarya@pdxwit.org

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

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  • PDXedTech Meetup: Future of AR/VR/MR in Education

    DotDotDash

    Recent advancements in mixed, augmented, and virtual reality ("MR", "AR", and "VR" respectively) have led to increased interest in re-examining their merit in K-12 and higher education.

    What might the role of VR/AR/MR be in the classroom of tomorrow? How could these technologies be used for teaching and learning? Are they just a different way to do the same thing? Or, do they re-define and enable new forms of instruction and pedagogy that were never before possible?

    These are just some of the questions we will explore, discuss, and practice with at the next PDXedTech meetup, an event of the NW Education Cluster. Whether as a tool for classroom management, data analysis, collaboration, or instruction, these technologies have a promising—though uncharted—future in education.

    This is your chance for hands-on practice and experimentation with a variety of devices and contribute your ideas to the discussion.

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  • Evan Thomas Presents PSU's SWEETLab (Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies)

    Please join us for dinner, networking and a presentation by Evan Thomas, Director of PSU's SWEETLab.

    Evan A Thomas, PhD, PE, MPH is an Associate Professor and Director of the Sweet (Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies) Laboratory, and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University.

    The SweetLab develops and implements cellular and satellite based "Internet of Things" sensor technologies designed to improve the collection of, and action on, data in global health programs. We deploy and study high efficiency cookstoves, water pumps, household water filters, sanitation systems, pedestrian footbridges and other developing world appropriate technologies. The SweetLab has projects in India, Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Haiti and other countries.

    Before the presentation, we'll have food and drinks and a chance to interact with attendees and speakers.

    Agenda

    6:00 - 6:30 Networking and reception with food and drinks

    6:30 - 7:30 Presentation and Q&A

    We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meeting!

    The Health Technology Forum (HTF) is a global organization dedicated to improving access to affordable health care through the development and adoption of innovative technologies.

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  • Wednesday
    Mar 1 2017
    Ignite TAO V8

    What is Ignite?

    Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite is focused on all things tech.

    Why attend Ignite?

    As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools, and connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded innovation enthusiasts. Most of all, you will have fun!

    Visit https://www.techoregon.org/events/ignite-tao-v8 for more info on speakers and to register.

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  • PDXRust - PDXRust March 2017: Getting Started

    Mozilla Corp

    For the first PDXRust of 2017, we'll start with a 30-minute intro and orientation to the language, then open the floor to a few lightning talks about any projects you're looking for help with.


    If you're brand new to Rust and wondering how to get started, this meeting will be a great opportunity to learn the basics and meet friends and mentors in the local community!

    Remember, we follow the Rust Code of Conduct. No food is provided at the meetup, though you're welcome to bring food with you or head for dinner afterward with a group of new friends.

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  • CHIFOO Event: Inclusion Before Diversity: Creating a Culture of Learning and Encouraging Getting it Wrong

    New Relic

    CHIFOO presents "Inclusion Before Diversity: Creating a Culture of Learning and Encouraging Getting it Wrong" with Ivana McConnell, Senior UI/UX Designer at Customer.io!

    Why tech companies should focus on achieving inclusion first, attending to employees’ specific self-care needs in order to create a platform for diversity to flourish, and better software made. People are chaotic, and product design has to account for them— this is challenging, and often solved by doing research and testing.

    About the Speaker Ivana (@IvanaMcConnell) was born in Sarajevo to a civil engineer-turned-translator and a UN Logistics Officer-turned-software engineer. She arrived in Vancouver via Croatia, Scotland, and Toronto, and has previously made a living as a rock climbing instructor and video game tester. These days she’s a senior UX designer at Customer.io, and is most interested in the intersections of technology, identity, and data.

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

    http://bit.ly/2iuWe0a

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  • Thursday
    Mar 2 2017
    PDXWIT Learn how to navigate Linux and the bash command-line

    New Relic

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-learn-how-to-navigate-linux-and-the-bash-command-line-tickets-31808793959

    Anyone who develops on a Mac, uses Cygwin, or works with Linux-based hardware or cloud offerings will benefit from tutorials on improving command-line proficiency. These practical skills improve productivity and demonstrate technical proficiency, making you a better developer, support engineer or candidate.

    Take your Linux command-line (bash) to the next level by practicing commands and tricks in this interactive session with Scott Bigelow.

    • troubleshoot with network captures

    • abuse sudo

    • perform advanced file redirection

    • compare files in many different ways

    • process data, including moving data between command-line environment and external spreadsheet processing

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

    Website
  • Clojure Collection Processing in Context w/ Bill Burcham

    Puppet

    Part I: Eager to Process

    A key innovation in Clojure (versus earlier Lisps) is the abstraction of sequence processing functions away from the list type, to the more general sequence interface. This polymorphic abstraction lets what would otherwise be a large library of functions operating on a single collection type (list), grow in power to operate over more collection types, including maps, sets, vectors, and many others.

    The clojure.core sequence processing facilities borrow great ideas from earlier Lisps and Haskell too. Conversely, ClojureScript’s collections library can be viewed as a successor to Clojure’s own. By exploring a little bit of this surrounding terrain, we gain a much clearer understanding of Clojure’s elegant and powerful collection processing.

    In this first 45-minute presentation, we’ll introduce a toy problem and we’ll solve it a few different ways at the REPL. From very basic beginnings, we’ll introduce sequence processing and collection-sequence duality. We’ll progress smoothly to higher-order functions and beyond (I don’t want to ruin the surprise mkay?) Along the way we’ll meet a number of foundational Clojure functions and forms.

    If you’ve read a Clojure book (mainly the first few chapters) and you’ve written some code, you have everything you need to understand this talk. Intermediate Clojurists, may also come away with some new insights.

    Bio:

    Bill Burcham has earned his living for almost three decades now, making software. He’s liked Lisp best for even longer than that. As many have pointed out: Lisp feels like something discovered—not something invented. There is something essential in Lisp.

    When he’s not engaged in a media fast, Bill can be reached @billburcham

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  • Portland Linux/Unix Group

    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

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  • Friday
    Mar 3 2017
    AgilePDX Pub Lunch: How Do We Measure Value?

    There’s a lot of talk about throughput and just “getting stuff done” in Agile and Lean environments. We relative size things with story points. We wrapped around the axle about velocity. But, isn’t the point to deliver value for the best quality and price while fostering humane workplaces?

    If Agile is about delivering value, then why do we spend the greatest amount of our time on metrics for the delivery side of the house? How can we measure value? How would this help inform prioritization?

    Last month’s pub lunchers started digging into this from several perspectives, and they want to dig more. Grab a shovel and come along. Better, yet, grab your PO or PM and come along. We’ll get this figured out over lunch. You'll find us in the back. RSVP's welcome, but not required, at agilePDXcoordinating@googlegroups.com.

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  • Saturday
    Mar 4 2017
    ProductCamp Portland 2017

    We're back for our 4th year!
    ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers and marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

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  • Open Data Day Portland

    Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.

    If you have an idea for using open data, want to find an interesting project to contribute towards, learn about how to visualize or analyze data or simply want to see what's happening, then definitely come participate! No matter your skillset or interests, we are encouraging organizers to foster opportunities for you to learn and help the global open data community grow.

    Developers

    We need computer cowboys and cowgirls like yourself to wrangle data into something useful. That means visualization, notification, integration, etc., all in the name of doing something crazy and fantastic.

    Designers

    We need people like you to make the everything look amazing, feel intuitive, and have a smooth user experience. The best application in the world that no one can use... isn't much use! You know the drill.

    Librarians

    I heard you folks like books and eat catalogs of data for breakfast. You beautiful people are going to scour the earth for interesting data, help the rest of us figure out what’s important, and generally be useful.

    Statisticians

    YES! YOU ARE SO NEEDED. Seriously. While we can find it, blow it up, calculate it, and make it look pretty, we needs us some mean number crunchin’ to present meaningful visualizations. Join up.

    Citizens

    We need you the most. If it weren’t for you, this whole thing wouldn’t be happening. We need ideas, cheerleaders, and friends to spread the word.

    For more info visit http://opendataday.org/

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