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  • Started Monday
    Apr 14 2014
    Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference
    Intel Jones Farm Conference Center (JFCC)

    Intel's sixth annual Agile and Lean Development Conference is open to the public!


    • Monday, April 14 Basic Tutorials
    • Tuesday, April 15 Advanced Tutorials
    • Wednesday, April 16 Keynotes & Presentations

    Location: Intel Jones Farm Campus, JFCC Auditorium, 2111 NE 25th Ave., Hillsboro, OR (after turning into the parking lot off of 25th, go straight through the stop sign and park in the parking lot on your left. JFCC will be on your left between JF3 and JF4.)

    Full schedule is available at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5c0gS3XXAGfYXFTcDltbHM0UTQ/edit

    Wednesday Keynote Schedule

    8:00-9:00 Don Reinertson
    9:00-10:00 Dave Snowden
    10:00-11:00 April Mills
    11:00-12:00 Dave Hussman
    1:00-2:00 Track slot #1 / Richard Sheridan
    2:00-3:00 Track slot #2 / Zach Nies
    3:00-4:00 Track slot #3 / Herman D'hooge
    4:00-4:30 Closing
    4:30-5:30 Snacks & Networking 5:30-6:30 Panel session with Dave Snowden, April Mills, Don Reinersten, and David Hussman

    How to Register

    Keynotes are free to attend, but you must register. Workshops are priced at $150 for a half-day class, $250 for full-day class

    You will need to create an account before registering. Our apologies for the complicated nature of Intel's internal systems. To provide the best experience, please ensure you are using Internet Explorer 9 or higher (with Compatibility Mode enabled) . We have seen rendering issues with Firefox and Chrome

    To create an account:

    1. Go to the Intel Learning Network at 'learn.intel.com'
    2. Click the link to create an Intel Learning Network user account
    3. Enter required information (work email, login ID, password, real name, security question)
    4. Click "register" to complete creating your account

    To register for events:

    1. Login to the Intel Learning Network using your account
    2. From the home page, click on "Profile", then "Preferences"
    3. Enter access code "Agile_2014" in the text box and click "Add"
    4. The access code will reflect in the “access codes I have submitted” area. You MUST click "Save" to complete the process.

    Register for tutorials here: http://learn.intel.com/portal/scripts/training/virtualcourse/virtualcoursedetails.aspx?VirtualCourseId=4370

    Pay for tutorials here: http://intel.regsvc.com/E23682
  • Wednesday
    Apr 16 2014
    Talk: How to Be a Better Junior Developer


    Are you from a non-C.S. background? What about someone you mentor? Many junior devs’ top focus is building technical knowledge. However, they already have other skills that can help them in their roles immediately! Some of these include helping their team focus on the right tasks and working well with stakeholders like PM and support. This talk will discuss the non-technical contributions junior devs can make now and how their senior dev mentors can help them ramp up more quickly as a result.

  • Special Panel: Don Reinersten, David Snowden, April Mills, and David Hussman

    Rose City SPIN and Intel Present a very special Panel Discussion

    From Today to Tomorrow: Preparing Ourselves for the Needs of the Future

    Featuring Don Reinertsen, David Snowden, April Mills, and David Hussman

    Dates/Times: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014: Networking @ 4:30-5:30 PM; Seminar 5:30-6:30 PM

    Location: Intel Jones Farm Campus, JFCC Auditorium, 2111 NE 25th Ave., Hillsboro, OR (after turning into the parking lot off of 25th, go straight through the stop sign and park in the parking lot on your left. JFCC will be on your left between JF3 and JF4.)

    About the panel topic

    World recognized speakers will discuss what is needed now and in the future to succeed in both the simple and complex aspects of our work and world. What skills are we missing? How much can we prepare for an unknown future? How can we focus on practical steps to deliver when so much is changing around us? Join us for this once in a lifetime panel where we explore these concepts and more!

    About the speakers

    Don Reinertsen

    Don is the author of three best-selling books on product development. For 30 years he has focused on creating fundamental changes in the way organizations develop products. Before starting his own firm, he had extensive management consulting experience at McKinsey and taught executive courses at California Institute of Technology. His books, Developing Products in Half the Time and The Principles of Product Development Flow are product development classics that helped drive the application of just-in-time and other Lean principles within the domain of product development.

    David Snowden

    David is a researcher and thought leader in the field of knowledge management. He is the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge, a research network focusing on complexity theory in sense making. He is an authority on the application of complexity theory to organizations, tacit knowledge, and an observer of the way knowledge is used in organizations. Snowden developed the Cynefin framework, a leader’s guide for decision making and a practical application of complexity theory to management science. Here is a short video that highlights his approach.

    April Mills

    April leads a guiding coalition for change at the U.S. Navy Naval Shipyard in Puget Sound based on Dr. John Kotter’s Leading Change 8-step model. She has a passion for creating positive change, highlighting how anyone can drive change for themselves and for their organizations and communities. April has struggled with and fought against the inertia and bureaucracy of large entrenched organizations and has practical advice for change agents based on the lessons she has learned.

    David Hussman

    David teaches and coaches agility in companies of all sizes all over the world. For more than 10 years, David has evolved the successful adoption of agile methods in medical, retail, legal, education, health care, control systems, digital audio, financial and more. David believes in helping companies design processes that help them instead of simply teaching them to follow a process. In addition to working side by side with design and delivery teams, David works with leader and executives to promote the use of agile methods to attack the real challenges of their specific industry. In 2009, David received the Gordon Pask Award from the Agile Alliance.

    David’s company DevJam provides coaching, coursework, development staff and product development. When he is not coaching or teaching, you can find David speaking at conferences around the world and publishing to a variety of sources. He has contributed to several books as well as helping to create agile curriculum for The University of Minnesota and Capella University. For more information about David check out the DevJam website.

    A Special Treat from Intel

    Plan on coming early! We will have snacks provided starting at 5:15. Network with many practitioners from all over the area! This session immediately follows the Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference.

    How to Register

    This is a FREE lecture and open to the public sponsored by the Rose City SPIN and Intel. But you can help us plan food and drinks by registering at: http://aprilspinpanel.eventbrite.com

    Rose City SPIN

    The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.

  • QA Expert Panel Discussion


    QA Expert Panel Discussion! Come on Over: Eat Pizza and Talk QA!

    at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday April 16th, 2014 at 5:30pm until 7:30pm

    Event is FREE and Open to the Public

    Sometimes you just want to get together and TALK!! Sometimes you have questions that you just would like SOMEONE to answer. Sometimes, you get great ideas by just listening to others talk about things that have been a thorn for you! AND sometimes you just want to tell someone else about how cool it was to solve a problem, or finish a large scale project. We know all this, mostly because we're in QA too, and have experienced it all as well.

    SO - Let's do exactly that! We bribed several very knowledgeable folks with pizza - and asked them to sit up front and let us ask questions, like "What's your favorite method for starting up brand new automation?" and "How do you handle repeatability/reusability in terms of data management in testing?" and "Hey, I've got a stubborn DEV who won't talk with me, what do I do?" (Well the answer to that one IS pizza, maybe even ribs. But that's just our personal opinion.)

    Come join us for Pizza and some great QA discussions with a panel of engineers who have "been there, done that"... we have some ideas about what to talk about - but bring your own questions!! Everyone can participate, we can ask all sorts of questions on any variety of topics, so don't be shy about asking! We look forward to seeing you there!!

    Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Let the discussions begin!

    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 Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are BRAND NEW, and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

    SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

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

  • RefreshPDX - Lessons from the Battlefield: Working on the Web

    ISITE Design

    After four years of agency employment and four years of freelancing as a web designer and developer, Kristin has learned a lot of lessons, mostly the hard way. She gets asked a lot of questions. How do you get started making websites? How do you get work as a freelancer? How did you last 4 years working at home in your PJs? Why did you quit freelancing and go back to employment, weren't you living the dream?

    Kristin will share all her battlefield-approved tips for surviving life as a contractor, finding work with an agency, and how to become rich and famous in 5 easy steps.

    Our Presenter, Kristin Wille Kristin is a web developer at Daylight Studio in Southeast Portland, where she hacks away at front end code and dabbles in PHP. She also co-hosts the PushPull Podcast, a semi-wildly popular show about working in the web industry.

    When she’s not staring at computers or talking about them, you’ll find her on her mountain bike and enjoying the Northwest outdoors with her two dogs.

    Join us after the presentation for a short walk to a local establishment food and libation!

                            Have questions about RefreshPDX - Lessons from the Battlefield: Working on the Web? 
                                 Contact Matthew Oliphant 
  • Beginner's coding night


    Every Wednesday, Epicodus opens its office to beginner coders who want guidance about how to start learning to code, help with particular coding problems, or just a place to work for a couple hours with other beginners.

  • Agile PDX Evening: Collocation - Rewards and Perils

    Puppet Labs

    Some Agile software teams struggle to colocate their members so the software developers and testers can be near each other at work. What happens when development team members have the luxury of sitting together, but still want something more? We took the bold step of colocating some development teams with their end-users. We had lofty goals and some specific expectations, but ended up with some unexpected results, as well.

    This presentation covers a case study and a retrospective on our company's effort to colocate development teams with their end users. It discusses reasons for moving the teams, as well as the lessons learned and the changes made to our process. The experiment caused our development organization re-examine its best practices and processes. We think these lessons are applicable to teams regardless of their industry and experience.

    About the speaker...

    Mary Panza is the scrum master at Parametric Portfolio Associates in Seattle, Washington. She has supported, tested and managed software for the past twenty years for various companies around the Puget Sound area. Mary’s passion has always been problem-solving and process improvement, as well as seeing the human side of software development. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for the Seattle Mountaineers, an outdoor education non-profit.

  • Introduction to Elixir from a Ruby, Python and Javascript perspective

    We are the Portland Erlang and Elixir meetup.

    Matthew Lyon will give an “Intro to Elixir” presentation from and for the perspective of people coming from scripting languages such as Ruby, Python, and Javascript.

    Elixir is a functional, meta-programming aware language built on top of the Erlang VM. It is a dynamic language with flexible syntax and macro support that leverages Erlang's abilities to build concurrent, distributed and fault-tolerant applications with hot code upgrades.

    José Valim is the creator of the Elixir programming language. His goals were to enable higher extensibility and productivity in the Erlang VM while keeping compatibility with Erlang's tools and ecosystem.

    We've also secured a free month subscription to Elixir Sips (http://elixirsips.com/) for everyone. Elixir Sips releases two videos every week to help you get started learning Elixir and keeping up with new tools and libraries. Feel free to pass the link along to anyone you know who might be interested.

    Offer expires May 16th: https://elixirsips.dpdcart.com/subscriber/add?plan_id=176&plan_term_id=376

    Mexican food from Los Gorditos will be provided. Vegan and gluten free options available. Email daniel@digitree.org if there is something specific you'd like to try from their menu: http://www.losgorditospdx.com

    We look forward to seeing you!

    • Steve Peters


  • Thursday
    Apr 17 2014
    ISSA Portland April 2014 Luncheon - Behavioral Analytics



    Behavioral Analytics - new approach to mitigating insider threats and compressing incident response time to answers.

    Insiders account for 48% of data breaches and incident response, on average, takes 42 days to complete. Historically, data protection solutions have followed the threat: moving from the perimeter, to the network, to the server, to the application, to the user, and now to the data itself. Current efforts to secure “structured data” held in repositories such as internal file servers, databases and content management systems are very mature and fully deployed, but protecting against privileged access insider threats and understanding the magnitude of breach can be vexing. These methods do not protect changes to the threat of protecting intellectual property - unstructured file based data that is stolen for financial gain or perceived slight by privilege access users and add complexity to incident response programs. During the presentation we will discuss best practices in behavioral analytics applications and security information event management correlations to compress the time to time to answers.


    Mark Bennett is the VP of Sales at FileTrek: focused on business development, partnerships, client acquisition and customer satisfaction. Mark has over 20 years of experience helping commercial and public sector clients solve complex IT and IT-Security challenges. Aligning new and creative solutions to real-world customer problems is Mark’s specialty. Mark has held management positions with foremost industry companies including Accuvant and Cisco. Most recently Mark was VP of Sales for IDMWORKS, a top ten Identity and Access Management consultancy. From 2008 until 2011, as a member of the executive team, Mark helped Accuvant grow sales from $145 million to over $350 million.

    Mark graduated in 1981 from University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration.

  • Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech

    Puppet Labs

    Now in its second year, several Portland-based organizations passionate about increasing the numbers of women in tech are organizing an evening of career-building interactive booths and breakout sessions, networking, and refreshments. Women of all levels of interest and involvement in tech are invited to attend. Whether you have a lot to learn or a bit to teach, we hope you join us!

    Lightning Talks:

    We are currently accepting Lighting Talk submissions - due by March 31st. Talks must be 5 minutes in length and be useful for women in tech (or related to tech), such as:

    • Technology
    • Women in the workforce/tech
    • Career growth
    • Issues underrepresented groups face in tech

    Submit your talk here.

    Career Booths:

    • Improve your elevator pitch through effective body language
    • Practice your interview skills with mock interviews with local tech recruiters
    • Improve your resume with 1:1 resume review with local tech recruiters and hiring managers
    • Enhance your professional presentation with style experts
    • Get a professional headshot taken to use in all sorts of professional scenarios

    Breakout Sessions:

    • Negotiation
    • Imposter Syndrome
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Python
    • Reading HTML and CSS for non-technical people
    • Getting involved in Github and open source

    When: Thursday, April 17th Time: 4:15 - 8:30 PM Where: Puppet Labs, 926, NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 Price: FREE! Free to attend however registration is required


    4:15 PM - 8:30 PM 4:15 PM - Doors Open/Check-in 4:30 PM - Pre-Conference Networking Session (Speed Networking) 5:00 PM - Opening Remarks | Opening Talk | Lightning Talks 6:00 PM - Breakout Sessions, Booths, Networking 8:15 PM - Closing Remarks 8:30 PM - Event ends/Career booths close

  • Big Data Featuring Intel & HP - Two for One!

    Sponsored by TechPower IT Solutions

    This event will be on the Intel Campus in Hillsboro, don't miss the chance to see presentations from two very well respected speakers in the Industry! 

    Presentation #1 – 5:00 pm

    Intel – How we use Big Data and what we do for Big Data.

    Speaker:  Ajay Chandramouly, Big Data Industry Engagement Manager, Intel

    Topic:  Ajay will present an overview of how Intel has adopted and put to use various Big Data platforms internally, how this environment has benefitted the business, and how Intel is contributing to Apache Hadoop with optimizations for Intel technologies.

    Presentation #2 – 6:15 pm

    HP Vertica – How it’s used, where it complements Hadoop, and where HP is taking Big Data.

    Speaker:  Walt Maguire, Chief Field Technologist, HP Vertica

    Topic:  Walt will provide an overview of the Vertica analytic database and how Vertica’s 1000+ customers typically use it today.  Also, he will discuss typical Apache Hadoop use cases and how Vertica complements them.  Finally, he’ll discuss HP’s big data strategy – HAVEn – and how its evolution will deliver a coherent big data platform for organizations to deliver successful large scale analytic applications.

    Pizza and refreshments will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

  • Lesbians Who Tech // PDX kickoff happy hour

    West Cafe

    Following on the Lesbians who Tech (and the people who love them) Summit in San Francisco at the end of March which drew 800 participants from around the world to hear a number of powerhouse speakers in the tech industry, we are kicking off our very own Lesbians who Tech gatherings here in PDX! Come hear about the Summit and network with other lesbians and supportive others. Please pass on to queer or supportive others.

  • How To Use Selenium Successfully with Dave Haeffner

    April we have a special guest speaker Dave Haeffner!

    This will be the meetup you don't want to miss.  Dave is the author of a newly published book 'The Selenium Guidebook'.

    Want to learn how to use Selenium from the ground up? -- In an hour Dave will show you how to start from nothing and build out a well factored, maintainable, resilient, and parallelized set of tests that will run locally, on a Continuous Integration server, and in the cloud. These tests will not only work well, but exercise relevant functionality that matters to the business. 

    Dave is the writer of 

    Selenium Guidebook: with this book you can learn how to craft automated acceptance tests that you and your team can trust. 

    Elemental Selenium-- a free, once weekly Selenium tip newsletter that is read by hundreds of testing professionals. He is also the creator and maintainer of 

    ChemistryKit (an open-source Selenium framework). He has helped numerous companies successfully implement automated acceptance testing; including The Motley Fool, ManTech International, Sittercity, and Animoto.  

  • Unity PDX Meetup

    New Relic

    Unity Developer/Artist meetup covering topics from: getting started, to memory management to 3d asset workflow.

    Beer and Pizza Provided!

  • TiE Panel: IP & Protecting Your Competitive Advantage + An Introduction To ONAMI

    TiE Pearl Incubator
    Intellectual Property Protection - Why and How?
    TiE Panel: IP & Protecting Your Competitive Advantage
    Thursday April 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

    How to best protect the competitive advantage of your business? 
    If your leg-up on the competition depends on your specific invention or innovation, should you patent? Claim copyright? Trademark? How, if at all, is that different for different types of products, for instance software versus hardware products? 
    And why should you care?
    Here are some people you can ask. 
    Leigh Gill is an attorney for Immix Law Group, as well as a TiE Charter Member. 
    His legal expertise and specific interests include intellectual property protection, and he brings real world experience from having worked as an account manager, business analyst, project manager and consultant in technology businesses.
    Craig Evans is CEO and Founder of ESS (Energy Storage Solutions), a company focusing on products for clean and reliable energy. The energy sector is full of opportunity and competition for the next great solution to our planet's growing energy needs. With a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Craig has authored over 15 patents and patent applications.
    Jim Huston is Managing Director of Portland Seed Fund and a TiE Charter Member. As a past Director of Intellectual Property at Intel Capital, as well as having taught at Lewis and Clark Law School and University of Portland Center for Entrepreneurship on areas where law, business and technology intersect, he has great experience -and some opinions- on these topics. 
    We'll be discussing intellectual property, patents, legal issues and more, at our 
    TiE Panel Discussion: IP & Protecting Your Competitive Advantage on Thursday, April 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm

    Our Moderator for the evening's discussion, Brent Bullock, is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, and widely recognized as a leader in corporate and securities law. 

    Networking mixer
    Come enjoy a networking mixer prior to the discussion and speaker presentation, courtesy of event sponsors Perkins Coie LLP.

    Introduction to ONAMI
    As if the above panel discussion wasn't enough, we will be featuring a speaker from ONAMI, Oregon's first Signature Research Center, to introduce the organization and its activities. You may for instance not know that, among other things, ONAMI provides gap funding to entrepreneurs, to accelerate research and commercialization of materials science and related device- and system technologies.

    This promises to be an evening jam-packed with useful information, insights and networking. 
    Hurry and save your seat!

    April 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm
    TiE Members: $15; public: $25
  • Planning for Growth: Building a Successful Freelance Future


    It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when building a freelance business, but it can also be an exciting and rewarding process. In this group workshop hosted by national non-profit the Freelancers Union (www.freelancersunion.org), you’ll outline what’s next for your business and start forging the path to achieving your personal and professional goals.

    Learn more and RSVP at the link!

  • PDXPUG: April meeting


    Portland Postgres Users Group. See link for details.


Next two weeks

  • Friday
    Apr 18 2014
    Open source mapping (GIS) Unconference

    Hosted by the Portland Open Source Geo User Group, this FREE event will happen on Friday April 18th following GIS In Action, in PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, in rooms 238 and 296/8.

    This is a participant-driven event - if you've never been to an unconference before, the format and sessions are determined on the day of the event by the people attending. No idea is too big or too small. Everyone gathers in the morning and decides how to organize it. If you have something to share, you throw your idea up on the board, sessions get arranged, rearranged and rooms are assigned by the crowd. It just sort of all happens - you have to experience it to understand how well this can work. It's fun!


    9am - Registration

    9:30 - Put sessions in rooms based on votes

    10:00 - Sessions start

    12:00 - Lunch on your own

    5:00 - Adjorn for Geo-beers.

    The event is FREE, but please head on over and get yourselves registered so we can plan rooms and sustenance:


    Have geo-curious friends? Forward them this message or registration link - the unconference format will be a great introduction to the many creative things that can be done with geodata!

  • Portland Code School Brunch

    Brix Tavern

    Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

    At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

    If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

  • Intel Graduate Technical Talk

    Intel is Seeking MS and PhD students for OS Software Engineer positions

    Computer Science | Computer Engineering | Electrical Engineering | related disciplines

    Join Daniel as he discusses this exciting opportunity: “I love software. I love to create. I love to innovate. I'm fascinated by system architecture, and emergent complexity-by-necessity. I've been drawn into OS level work due to its fundamental similarities with any satisfyingly complex architecture. It is amazing how many patterns are shared between video games, robots, and operating systems. All of which, I love. I love working in the Windows Operating System (WOS) team at Intel, because of the intense technical effort required to be able to contribute in even the slightest manner. This effort, once exerted, begets unfathomable satisfaction.”

    OS Software Engineer Candidates must have: Strong knowledge of computer/processor architecture, OS fundamentals, OS internals, OS-level APIs, Kernel debugger, driver development, system level development / prototype, C/ASM programming, data structures and algorithms. Expertise in core technologies such as platform power mgmt, low power IO, sensor architecture, IO driver stacks, and virtualization is highly desired. Qualifications include: Some experience with OS development. Experience developing and/or debugging software for HW devices. Strong written and verbal communications skills a must. Testing experience a plus. Apply for these positions today: intel.com/jobs/students

  • Github Education

    Andy Delcambre from Github Education will be talking about Github and the technology behind it.

    The ACM will be providing pizza.

  • Saturday
    Apr 19 2014
    Science Behind the Scenes: Oregon Zoo

    Oregon Zoo

    The zoo after hours is a lively place! Get a backstage tour of the Oregon Zoo in Portland on the evening of Saturday, April 19, 2014. This adults-only event will allow you to explore the exhibits, interact with animals, and get a peek at what happens at the zoo after dark.

    When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Saturday at 4:45pm: Arrive at Gate E in the Oregon Zoo parking lot - Event ends at 10:00 pm

    Cost: $40 - Register online

    What you get: - Access to the Oregon Zoo after hours - Hospital behind-the-scenes tour - Animal kitchen tour - Predators of the Serengeti Exhibit Design tour - Big cats tour and/or elephant tour (there were just lions born so the big cats area may be off limits, but the baby elephant is old enough to have that area back on the schedule) - Bats activity - Contact experience with reptiles

    General Info: - Adults only, ages 21 and over please. - EAT DINNER BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! There will be a small snack with hot cocoa partway through the evening, but there will be no dinner served. - There is no smoking or alcohol allowed anywhere on the Oregon Zoo property. - There is limited availability for this trip with a maximum of 75 people. - Transportation to or from the Oregon Zoo is not included.

    Payment Information: Payment of $40 per person is due upon registration, first come, first served. Registration and payment can be made online through Constant Contact, or in person by cash, check, or credit card. Contact us for details.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Cancelation/Refund information: - Participants who have to cancel are highly encouraged to find a replacement - The $40 per person payment is fully refundable if canceled at least 30 calendar days in advance - If canceled between 15-30 calendar days in advance, 50% of the payment will be refunded - If canceled 1-15 calendar days in advance, no payment will be refunded - No amount will be refunded on account of weather and/or circumstances outside of the organizer's control

    To Bring: - Warm and/or waterproof clothes for walking around outside at night

  • Sunday
    Apr 20 2014
    PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

  • Monday
    Apr 21 2014
    See us next month! Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday

    Next month

    We will probably not have an April TA3M, but come see us in May! If you have suggestions about a speaker for our May event please email us at community@privly.org.

  • FutureTalk with Gene Kim

    New Relic

    DevOps Patterns Distilled:

    Implementing The Needed Practices In Four Practical Steps

    Organizations employing DevOps practices such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy and Twitter are routinely deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day, while providing world-class availability, reliability and security. In contrast, most organizations struggle to do releases more than every nine months.

    The authors of the upcoming “DevOps Cookbook” have been studying high performing organizations since 1999, and we capture and codify how these high-performing organizations achieve this fast flow of work through Product Management and Development, through QA and Infosec, and into IT Operations. By doing so, other organizations can now replicate the extraordinary culture and outcomes enabling their organization to scale and win in the marketplace.

    The goal of the DevOps Cookbook is to help accelerate DevOps adoption, increase the success of DevOps initiatives, and lower the activation energy required for DevOps transformations to start and finish.

    This is the 6th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Networking begins at 5:30, with free food and drinks. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    Please join and RSVP via our new Meetup group HERE

    Gene is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, including “The Visible Ops Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win." Gene is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes. In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40” list, and was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.

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

  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Programer Peer Mentoring Night)

    Join us for an evening of Peer Mentoring hosted by PDX Code Guild.

    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 and 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.

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

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

  • pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting

    Jama South

    Please join us on April 14th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

    • ZenOSS with Michael Whities

    This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!

    ABOUT THE GROUP: 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. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

  • Tuesday
    Apr 22 2014
    Administrative Professional Celebration

    Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week® with the Oregon Trail Chapter! Please join us for an evening of delicious food, drinks, celebrations, fabulous prizes, new friends and connections! Theory Eatery @ OMSI 1945 SE Water Ave- Portland Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • FOSS4G 2014 Planning Meeting

    Renewable Funding

    Portland will be hosting the international FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference in September, 2014. This meeting is to come help plan the conference. All who might be interested are welcome.

    For those unable to physically attend there will be a video and/or telephone conference available. The conference line info is: +1 971-998-1350, PIN 9000.

    Join the mailing list at http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2014

  • SketchUp Meetup

    Join us for a recap of the SketchUp Basecamp conference, and trade tips about SketchUp in general. There will be three short presentations (details below), Q&A, and plenty of time for refreshments and networking. 

    Thanks to Trimble, we have one free SketchUp Pro 2014 license to give away as a door prize. You must RSVP and attend to put your name in the hat, so join MeetUp today (free) and put our kickoff event on your calendar!

    Doors open at 6pm for refreshments and networking, and will close when presentations begin at 6:30pm. We've booked three talented professionals to share some inspiring work:

    • Dustin Furseth of Skylab will talk about architectural workflow.

    • Yelena Prusakova of Fat Pencil Studio will talk about product modeling and animation.

    • Willie Dean of Glumac will talk about technical illustration.

    In addition, we'd like to display your work!  One week before the event, we'll send an invitation to all registered guests to provide 1-3 work samples. These will be displayed via digital projector before and after the presentations.

    One final note... You don't need to be a professional, or even especially good at using SketchUp to join this Meetup group. If you are on the fence after reading this far, consider this: We are expecting to attract a wide range of skill levels and industry expertise. That diversity is what will make this group strong! 

    The Meetup platform provides options for group members to organize a variety of smaller events. Want to spend an evening discussing the finer points of window components? You can propose it, and host a small meeting... if we can get a critical mass of folks to join the Meetup group. Sure, it takes an extra step to register as a member. But it will be worth it, trust me. Looking forward to meeting you on April 22nd!

  • Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Topic: TBD

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

  • PDX Mobile Workgroup

    Join beginning and experienced mobile developers to work on projects together. Come ask questions, give help and get help. All levels of experience are welcome.

    This week will will also take a look at the next online class offered by Coursera:


    Class starts May 12th, but you can get previews of the lectures early. The class is free and so is getting help with homework though our workgroup.

    The group is very informal and so feel free to show up early or late and leave early or late, as suits your schedule.

    We will meet near the power outlets by the clear glass windows. Look for the orange backpack to find us.

  • Wednesday
    Apr 23 2014
    Lean Coffee

    New Relic

    Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

    New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

  • Portland Code School Happy Hour

    Paymaster Lounge

    Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

    At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

    If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

  • Show Me the Money! A Seminar for Start-up Companies and Business Owners

    Meet the Funders. This seminar will feature a panel discussion with representatives from the "funding" sector.

    • Scott Sandler, Fund Manager at Oregon Angel Fund

    • Angela Jackson or Jim Huston, Co-Managing Directors from Portland Seed Fund

    • Nitin Rai, President of TiE Oregon and angel investor

    • Irving Levin, serial entrepreneur and active angel investor

    4:00 - 4:15 PM Arrival and networking

    4:15 - 5:15 PM Panel Presentation

    5:15 - 6:00 PM Wine, Beer & Appetizer Reception

    This is a free event, but you do have to register by emailing: jeremy.tiedeman@tonkon.com.

  • PDX Python Presentation Night

    Urban Airship Inc

    Come join us for Pythonic talks!

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

    This month:

    • Small Languages by Andrew Lorente Writing parsers for languages is easier than you might think. When you want to structure some data in a text format, it's entirely feasible to define a language for expressing that data.

    • From the trenches: Optimizing using concurrency in Python 2 by Brett Carter

    Join us afterward at Rogue on NW 14th & Flanders to continue the discussion over a beverage.

    RSVP at Meetup

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

  • Homebrew Website Club PDX

    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...

    This will be held concurrently with the Homebrew Website Club meeting in San Francisco with a remote video link between the two sites!

  • PDX Cocoaheads

    Walmart Labs

    Ken Luke will present about Auto Layout, Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

  • Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting

    The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

    The agenda for this meeting has not been determined yet. Send us a message if you would like to give a talk!

    Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

    If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins (luc@janrain.com) and Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us).

  • Thursday
    Apr 24 2014
  • PDXNode presents Nodeschool.io

    Details and registration: https://ti.to/pdxnode/nodeschool

    This time through, we'll be offering:

    • Learn You Node • Stream Adventure • Level Me Up Scotty!

  • CodePDX: Languages from 30,000 feet.

    New Relic

    Join us for the 2nd CodePDX meeting!

    Adron Hall will be giving us an over view of various different languages of the past and present. More info soon.

    Please RSVP so that we can get a rough headcount for pizza.

    Thanks to our wonderful sponsors New Relic and Twilio for the venue and pizza.

    Questions? Contact Colby @ colby@aley.me

  • April PAGDIG/IGDA Meeting

    Stop by this month's PDX game developer get-together and check out what the community is thinking about and what they are working on. Eat pizza and enjoy beverages while doing so.

    Stuck on anything? Need advice or a sounding board or a playtest? We shall provide these things to the best of our ability while stuffing our faces.

  • Friday
    Apr 25 2014
    Founders Seeking Co-founders

    Looking for cofounders - or maybe developers or ??? Give a 1 minute pitch about your business, and what kinds of people/skills you need.

    Looking for a startup to join? Or are you a developer looking for a project? Give a 1 minute pitch about how you can help a startup.

    Short pitches, networking, pizza and beverages. This event is always fun - and yes, people have found cofounders! Join us.

    Date/Time: Friday, April 24, 4pm-5:30pm Location: OTBC 8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C, Beaverton, OR 97008

  • Saturday
    Apr 26 2014
    Portland 3D Printing Lab - FIELD TRIP!


    Come visit the offices of ProtoPlant and learn how 3D Printer filament (the plastic build material) is made. This is an Open House, so come anytime and spend some time with the team. Don't forget to RSVP so they can plan properly. If we get enough signups, I hear there's a small surprise in store for us. :) Post questions in the comments!

  • Sunday
    Apr 27 2014
    Women Who Hack


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

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

    What you should bring:

    • Your laptop or other equipment
    • Yourself!

    We'll provide:

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

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

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

    Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

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

    Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

    Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

  • Monday
    Apr 28 2014
    Rentrak Hackathon

    The Rentrak Hackathon is a gathering of laptops and laughter. Classically, we all sit in a square and type words onto a keyboard that then get turned into a "computerized program". It's a good chance to work on your personal projects, learn what your peers are up to (computer-wise), figure out what the best programming language is, and/or say the words "I don't have anything to work on" or "I forgot my laptop". This event is very informal, and there is no specific project we'll be focusing our efforts on.

    Food and refreshments are served. RSVPing to ssw@rentrakmail.com is appreciated, but not required.

    Come check out Rentrak's new downtown office. Everyone is welcome to join us!

  • Crafty Circuits


    Interested in wearable and physical computing, and crafts? Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

    You bring your projects and supplies.

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We can answer some of your soft circuit questions, share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

    Things to note:

    *This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

    *Some components will be available for purchase. Please contact Cat (blinkycatbot@gmail.com) if there's something specific you want available for your project.

  • North Portland Coders Night

    Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

    The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

    Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

    By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)

    Join us for an evening of Python!

    Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

    This week we will do introductions and 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.

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

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

  • Tuesday
    Apr 29 2014
    Portland Community College 17th Annual Job Fair at Cascade Campus

    Portland Community College 17th Annual Job Fair at Cascade Campus Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11 am – 3pm Cascade Campus Gymnasium 705 N Killingsworth St.

    Free and open to all job seekers Find out more: www.pcc.edu/cascadejobfair Come network with employers representing a variety of industries.

    Be one of the first 100 people to sign up on the day of the Job Fair and receive a free professional profile photo.

    Free day of fair seminars:

    • 11:30 Résumé Writing with Kristina Turney, Professional Recruiter

    • 12:30 Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies author Joshua Waldman

    • 1:30 Career Coach Barbara Barde

    • 2:00 Interview Tips with Toastmasters

    • 2:30 Networking Whisperer, Cleon Cox author of The 50 Most Asked Questions from the Newly Unemployed

    If you have additional questions, call 971.722.5600 or cconnect@pcc.edu

  • Hacks/Hackers PDX April Meetup


    • 6:30 - 7:00: Networking

    • 7:00 - 7:15: Ed Borasky will give a wrap-up of the most interesting projects shown at the NICAR 2014 conference in Baltimore.

    • 7:15 - 7:45: Catherine Nikolovski of Hack Oregon will talk about mining and visualizing the ORESTAR campaign finance database. She'll also talk about a new project called BallotPath, which will deliver a complete list of all elected officials, from school district up to Governor and Senator to a voter based on location.

    • 7:45 - ??: Hands-on tool gathering. Bring your laptop, and an 8 GB or bigger USB stick (or writable DVD if you must). Ed will have copies of OSGeo Live, Tails and of course CompJournoStick.