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  • Friday
    Sep 22 2017
    Devsigner Conference 2017
    through
    University Place Hotel & Convention Center

    Join us in Portland, OR, for our 4th year of inspirational sessions and educational workshops, cross-pollinating our diverse community of creatives, developers and front-end engineers.

    Website
  • Starting Open Source Involvement

    Free Geek

    Interested in Open Source? Anyone can get involved, from writing documentation to writing code. Walk step-by-step with us to learn how to identify and contribute to open source projects. It could be anything from Gnome to VLC to Calagator! We’ll help you set up the system and equip you with the necessary tools. Prerequisite: Some command line experience.

    Website
  • Agile PDX Westside: The Making of Great Product Owners

    As usual we gather on the 4th Friday of the month for a west side lunch discussion. The topic focuses on Product Owners:

    • What makes a Product Owner great?

    • What does a Product Owner do for the team?

    • How can we best fulfill the intention of this role?

    Share your experiences, techniques, and ideas on product ownership, allowing us to dive beyond the theoretical and documented responsibilities.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Cesar Jimenez

    Featured Speaker: Cesar Jimenez


    As a Developer, Cesar's philosophy is clear: wake up, work hard, be kind, repeat. 

    Humble and passionate, Cesar is constantly striving to share knowledge with all the incredibly talented developers he is surrounded by. At the end of the day, he understands that it’s all about people helping people; it's a powerful thing.


    Co-Founder and Developer for Untold Studio, Cesar is coming to The Tech Academy to share his journey into software development.


    12:30 Pizza/Refreshments
    1:00 Tech Talk

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Friday
    Sep 22 2017
    Devsigner Conference 2017
    through
    University Place Hotel & Convention Center

    Join us in Portland, OR, for our 4th year of inspirational sessions and educational workshops, cross-pollinating our diverse community of creatives, developers and front-end engineers.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Sep 23 2017
    PDXWIT Quarterly N/NE Lean Coffee Gathering

    Women and other underrepresented groups in tech, particularly those who call North and Northeast Portland home, are invited to a special Lean Coffee networking event. This is a great opportunity to cross boundaries and broaden networks in a safe space. IntraEdge Technology Service & Solutions is happy to host us at Compass Coffee Roasting. If you’d like to start your Saturday off with a casual networking event, join us! The event is geared towards those who “find ourselves at the edges of the bell curve of demographics in tech fields,” as Brittany Newhouse so eloquently put it. Don’t be intimidated by the Lean Coffee format; it’s not just for Agile practitioners. It’s simply an informal way to meet and discuss what interests and affects us.

    The meetup will run from 8:30-10 a.m. Be there early to make your order before we start; coffee and snacks will be provided. This event is sponsored by PDXWIT, AgilePDX and Portland Lean Coffee.

    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.

    Website
  • Data Science Python Machine Learning Open Ideas in Science

    Do you want to learn more about API calls to Google and Better Doctor?

    How about Juno-Jupiter?

    At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm new ideas and the winner will be crowned innovator of the week!

    Here's a YouTube of the session from the previous week. https://youtu.be/U5sdLYHeJgk

    Join the fun!

    Agenda Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Kimberely API calls - Google Maps, Better Doctor 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone API calls - Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Kateyln Juno-Jupiter 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Juno-Jupiter Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

    Website
  • Equifax Q&A for the Layperson: What it means and What you can do

    PASCAL

    On September 7th, 2017 Equifax Inc., one of the largest three credit intelligence corporations in the world announced that it had been compromised from Mid-may through July of 2017. This breach resulted in the loss of information, including Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver's license numbers, for about 143 million people.

    Join us Saturday, September 23rd for a free discussion regarding how this breach could affect you or your business, and what steps to take to limit the damage long term and protect your identity. We will field questions for a large portion of the event with the intent of better informing the community.

    It is not the core intent of this event to sell any product or service, the core goal is simply to better inform local business owners and individuals.

Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Sep 25 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 9/25

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Dates: Monday, September 25 
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
    RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
    Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
    (Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

    TriMet:

    Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]

    Website
  • Agile PDX - Agile Practitioners Book Club: Coaching Agile Teams

    Come join us again at Rogue Eastside for a discussion of Lyssa Adkins' great book, Coaching Agile Teams. We'll be looking at Part II of the book - and exploring the various stances a coach takes to the team , be it coach, facilitator, teacher, mentor. If you are familiar with the Agile Coaching Competency Framework from ACI, this book is the root of that. We look forward to having you at the discussion where we'll dig into the different stances a coach takes and over a pint we'll try out an exercise to learn more about the areas where we are collectively strong, and the areas we could stand to learn more about!

    Website
  • TAO - Project Mgmt Lightning Talks Happy Hour

    WeWork Pioneer Place

    Meet, mingle and learn from other People, Program and Project Managers during our lightning talks.

    All registrants are invited to submit a topic, attendees will vote on topics, and three people will be asked to speak during our Happy Hour. Present an unsolved question or an inspirational answer - it's your choice. The only rules are that the topic is Project Management and you only have five minutes.

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

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 26 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 9/26

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

    The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

    Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Dates: Tuesday, September 26
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
    RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
    Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
    (Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

    Parking: 

    There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

    TriMet:

    Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

    • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

    • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]


    Website
  • New Green Things: Product Innovation in Oregon's Craft Cannabis Industry - Hosted by the Craft Cannabis Alliance

    It has often been said that cannabis is Oregon's next great craft industry. Join the Craft Cannabis Alliance at the Built Up Festival along with some of the most visionary leaders in Oregon cannabis for a lively discussion of Oregon's creative present and economic future as a center of innovation and leadership in this emerging and soon to be global market. Minds will be opened, myths will be shattered, futures will be predicted, and refreshments will be served.

    Featuring:

    Learn more about the Built Up Festival at www.builtupfestival.com

    Website
  • PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event

    New Relic

    Please RSVP at Eventbrite

    Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by New Relic! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

    Agenda

    5:30 Doors open

    6:15 Program beings

    • Welcome address by New Relic’s Anne Buckley
    • Special guest from Intel
    • Desiree Sylvester will talk about both a mentor and mentee influenced her career, sticking around for a Q&A
    • Mentorship spotlight on Claire Hernandez and Angela Gaffney, who will discuss how they connected outside of the mentorship program and subsequently joined

    7:10 Networking

    7:30 Event ends

    Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

    Haven't signed up yet? Never fear! You can still sign up and we will try to match you as soon as we have a mentor available.

    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
  • TiE Oregon 's Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Jesse Rosenzweig - Co-Founder and CTO of AWS Elemental

    Elemental Technologies is one of Portland’s biggest start-up successes. Founded in 2006, Elemental was acquired for a reported $287M just nine years later by AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services company. Along the way, Jesse Rosenzweig, and his co-founders learned a lot; some things worked out well and some things should have been done differently. Come hear Jesse speak about the lessons learned, and memorable stories along the way.

    Learn more about Jesse Rosenzweig - https://www.elemental.com/about-us/leadership

    Learn more about AWS Elemental - https://www.elemental.com/

    Website
  • ProductStack PDX: Aligning Product Strategy with Customer Feedback

    Vacasa

    Join Product leaders and experts for a lively panel discussion about how to incorporate customer feedback to make products your customers love and deliver a better overall customer experience. We'll share best practices from industry leaders and give attendees a chance to ask their questions as well! 

    The evening will be hosted at Vacasa’s office in the Pearl and emceed by the unofficial Godfather of Portland Tech, founder of Silicon Florist, cofounder of Portland Incubator Experiment, cofounder of Oregon Story Board, cofounder of TechfestNW, Rick Turoczy. He’ll moderate a panel discussion with Patrick Lightbody, SVP of Product Management at Delphix, Heather Knight of Airbnb, Greg Goodman, CEO of ProductPlan, Dan Podsedly, VP of Pivotal Tracker, and Kevin Steigerwald, CPO of Notion.

    There will be snacks and drinks and plenty of time for networking and discussions.


    AGENDA

    • 5:30 Arrive

    • 6:00 Panel Discussion: How Product can leverage Support to build better products

    • 6:40 Q&A

    • 7:00 Networking, Food, and Drinks


    ABOUT THE PANEL

    HEATHER KNIGHT

    Heather is a former healthcare worker turned techie.  She started out on the Customer Experience at Airbnb and is currently on the Business Travel Team as an Account Coordinator for Enterprise-level companies.  She has developed a deep interest in product development and was part of a beta test group for a new internal product that was recently released into the wild.  When Heather is not working, she's learning how to code at Alchemy Labs part time program in the evenings. In her not so free time, she's also the Portland City co-director of Lesbians Who Tech.  Someday soon, when code school is finished, she hopes to resume her hiking, backpacking and international travel addictions.

    GREG GOODMAN

    Greg Goodman is the co-founder and CEO of ProductPlan. He has a passion for building products and companies. He was the founder of Miramar Systems, which was acquired by Computer Associates and has advised and invested in numerous technology startups including AppFolio, RightScale, HGData and Apeel Sciences. He has degrees in Computer Science and Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara.

    DAN PODSEDLY

    Dan Podsedly is a Pivotal Labs VP and the General Manager of Pivotal Tracker, the popular project collaboration tool for modern software teams. Dan has been with Pivotal Labs since their nascent days in the mid-2000s, and has experience in every aspect of software development, including engineering, product management, and UX design.

    KEVIN STEIGERWALD

    Full-stack product designer with over 10 years of experience designing, researching, marketing, planning, and building products. From package design in big-box retailers to indie games in the App Store, my passion is for designing experiences that make our lives easier and more enjoyable. I believe pies are for dessert not for charts, tortillas make the best utensil, and the iPhone 4 is the proper screen size for a phone.


    Website
  • Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ AWS Portland

    ***** NOTE: Please RSVP on Eventbrite. Everyone will need to be registered on Eventbrite to attend the attend. *****


    Women Who Code Portland is thrilled to announce that our September Networking Night is being hosted by AWS Elemental, at their new office in downtown Portland! AWS Elemental is an Amazon Web Services company that combines deep video expertise with the power and scale of the cloud to provide nimble, flexible software-based video processing and delivery solutions.

    The event will be focused around the theme: Customer Obsession - The Art of Working Backwards. Speakers will demonstrate how they use their company's leadership principle, “Customer Obsession,” with their internal customers: their employees.

    This month, we are featuring a tech talk from AWS Training and Certification, a demo from AWS Elemental and two distinguished Amazonians sharing their experiences at the company.


    Agenda

    5:30 – 6:15 - Doors Open + Networking

    6:15 – 6:30 - Intro from Women Who Code & AWS Elemental

    6:30 - 6:45 - Demo from AWS Elemental

    6:45 - 7:00 - Tech Talk from AWS Training and Certification

    7:00 - 7:20 - Two distinguished Amazonians will speak about their experience at Amazon with Q&A from attendees

    8:20 – 8:30 - More Networking + Closing Remarks


    About AWS Elemental

    AWS Elemental solutions give video providers the power to quickly, easily and economically deploy and scale workflows and focus on what matters: transforming ideas into compelling content that captivates viewers.


    About AWS

    In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now commonly known as cloud computing. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and Australia, customers across all industries are taking advantage of agile, low cost, flexible and secure AWS technology platform.


    About Women Who Code Portland

    Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.


    Our {short} Code of Conduct

    Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

    Website
  • Donut.js

    Announcements

    • Things were crowded and loud last month—it was a packed house! This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early, and if you can't make it,
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:40 — Courtney Stanton (@q0rtz) — How to Manage People
    • 7:00 — Emily Plummer (@emplums) — Learning from History: Architecture & Universal Design
    • 7:20 — Intermission!
    • 7:40 — George Mandis (@georgemandis) — Make More Than Music with MIDI, JavaScript & Tiny Computers
    • 8:00 — Jesse Wolfe (@jes5199) — Synthesizing Video and Turning It Into Music
    • 8:15 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
    • Free Donut.js stickers available.
    • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
    • Proceeds this month go to Basic Rights OR, an organization that works tirelessly for LGBTQ Oregonians.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks will be available.
    • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
    • Water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/

    Every Month

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

    Website
  • RainSec

    Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

    Follow @PDXRainSec for updates.

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 27 2017
    Peer mentoring and Coursera course discussion

    PDX Code Guild

    Lets get together to discuss all aspects of deep learning and any questions you may have on the Fast.AI or Andrew Ng's coursera course.

    All levels of experience are welcome. We rarely have presentations, though we may someone lead a discussion. Bring your questions, projects and ideas, basic or advanced, and we'll try to help.

    Website
  • Security and Azure @ Portland Azure User Group (PAzUG)

    Jon from F5 will go over Azure Security Center Deployments, Azure Resource Manager Templates and the different types of deployments F5 has, helping augment Microsoft Azure services.

    Website
  • NW Education Cluster PDXedTech Meetup

    Learning.com

    What better way to start the new school year than with one of the founding members of the NW Education Cluster: Learning.com.

    In addition to our usual networking and mingling, Learning.com's CEO, Keith Oelrich, will be our spotlight guest for another "fireside chat". It's a unique opportunity to hear from a pioneer in the K-12 online education market who's been a part of its evolution over the last 17 years.

    Bring your business cards (or post-its and a pen) and be ready to meet and reacquaint yourself with peers working at the intersection of education and technology. See you there!

    Website
  • Portland's Silicon Forest Networking Mixer

    Bit House Saloon

    Join Us For A Night Of Networking With Startup and Tech Professionals In Portland!

    Join the fastest growing startup and tech networking event in Portland! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Forest startup community. Register immediately for an early bird ticket.

    Quick note: We encourage our attendees to bring cool company swag to our events, product samples, host demonstrations etc. Whatever you decide to bring or do, make it something people will enjoy! Most importantly, come to hang out and meet cool people.

    Details Discounted Drinks Great People Great Vibes Supporting Women Entrepreneurs (see below) Show Off Your Stuff\

    Please have a printed or mobile version of your ticket ready at the entrance.

    Tickets to this event sell out very quickly! Register asap.

    knw is a huge supporter of women in tech and entrepreneurship. If you're interested in helping us empower more women entrepreneurs and women in business stop by our event and let us know how you want to get involved. Please ask us about our Women's Entrepreneur Fund and empowerment project as well.

    Our mission at knw is to host fun and interactive startup and tech networking parties for the local community. Our events are cool, casual and designed for young entrepreneurs, tech professionals, and start-ups who don't want to feel like they are networking. Hanging out and socializing with the right people is how networking naturally happens and we work hard to create an environment that feels like a hangout and not a business event.

    Attendees are encouraged to come and show off their cool products and services in creative ways, we just ask that you don't come to our events just to push material on people. Figure out a cool way to present your stuff and most important of all, be comfortable hanging out and actually meeting people, trust us the business will come after building real friendships.

    Register now and we'll see you there!

    Website
  • PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speakers: TBH

    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
  • Thursday
    Sep 28 2017
    How to Scale Up Your Startup

    JLL

    Join us for our Scale Up workshop series to learn how to: tailor your company’s growing operations to a specific business strategy, learn when and how to outsource work, align your product development and business goals, and develop a scalable sales & marketing strategy.

    Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

    Our workshop series consists of three sessions on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, and Oct. 12 focused on operations, product development, and marketing. Each session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

    Website
  • OEN Workshop: Scaling Operations for Startups

    JLL

    Scaling a startup requires careful attention to the operational details within the company. Experts in finance, human resources, and real estate will equip you with concepts and tools to build and evaluate operations to support your vision. You will learn how to tailor your company’s operational competencies, processes, and assets to a specific business strategy.

    Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/scaling-operations

    This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

    Website
  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Introduction to Machine Learning Workshop, Part 2

    We highly encourage taking public transportation or carpooling. There is limited parking around Avea Solutions.


    Join Andrew Ferlitsch and Ernest Bonat, Ph.D., from the Portland Data Science Group for an introduction into Machine Learning fundamentals. Mostly focused on the concepts, this workshop will be intermixed with some Python programming examples. We will cover Linear and Logistic Regression analysis using scikit-learn Machine Learning framework. All skill levels welcome; just bring your Windows or Mac laptops. Follow the Python Laptop Setup document for Data Science projects development.

    Note: This is the second workshop in a three-part series.


    Did you miss the Introduction to Machine Learning Pt. 1? No problem, check out http://www.labs.earth/ and click the presentations button and look for:


    Introduction to Machine Learning
    Introduction to Tensor Flow
    Introduction to Dynamic Programming

    Agenda
    5:00 p.m. - Doors
    5:15 p.m. - Workshop beings
    6:45 p.m. - Data Regression Demo
    7:15 p.m. - Q&A

    Python Laptop Setup for Data Science Projects Development


    1.) Install Java SE Development Kit 8
    2.) Install Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
    3.) Install PyDev plugin - Python IDE for Eclipse (in Eclipse, select Help menu, click on Eclipse Marketplace, search for PyDev plugin and install it.)
    4.) Install Anaconda package

    Please see EventBrite page for download urls of the packages listed above. Feel free to contact Ernest by email [email protected] at any time you need.

    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.

    Website
  • UX Book Club | The UX Careers Handbook | Cory Lebson

    Puppet

    We'll be discussing Cory Lebson's recent book, The UX Careers Handbook.

    The author will join the discussion for Q+A, remotely, around 6:00. (This is earlier than usual, so please try not to be late!)

    You can purchase a copy of the book at Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/UX-Careers-Handbook-Cory-Lebson/dp/1138901067/) or CRC Press (https://www.crcpress.com/The-UX-Careers-Handbook/Lebson/p/book/9781138901063).

    About the book:

    The UX Careers Handbook offers an insider’s look at how to be a successful User Experience (UX) professional from comprehensive career pathways to learning, personal branding, networking skills, building of resumes and portfolios, and actually landing a UX job.

    This book goes in-depth to explain what it takes to get into and succeed in a UX career, be it as a designer, information architect, strategist, user researcher, or in a variety of other UX career specialities. It presents a wealth of resources designed to help readers develop and take control of their UX career success including perspectives and advice from experts in the field.

    About the author:

    Cory Lebson has been a UX consultant for over two decades. He is the Principal and Owner of a small UX consultancy, a builder of UX community, and a past president of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA). Not only a practitioner of UX, Cory teaches and mentors to help professionals grow their UX skills, and conducts regular talks and workshops on topics related to both UX skills and career development.

    All participants must read and abide by Puppet Labs' Event Code of Conduct below:

    Event Code of Conduct

    Exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, staff and all other attendees at events organized by Puppet Labs (PuppetConf, Puppet Camps, training classes, and others) or held at Puppet Labs facilities are subject to these Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, and we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

    We ask you to be considerate of others and behave professionally and respectfully to all other participants. Remember that sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers or Puppet Labs staff members.

    Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, real or implied violence, intimidation, oppression, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

    If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately.

    Event staff will be happy to help participants address concerns. All reports will be treated as confidential. We strongly encourage you to address your issues privately with any of our staff members who are organizing the event. We encourage you to avoid disclosing information about the incident until the staff have had sufficient time in which to address the situation. Please also keep in mind that public shaming can be counter-productive to building a strong community. We do not condone nor participate in such actions.

    We value your attendance. If you cannot find a member of the event staff or are not comfortable contacting one of the staff, you can alternatively contact [email protected], Kara Sowles (kara at puppetlabs.com) or Nathan Rawlins (503-806-2992 or nathan.rawlins at puppetlabs.com).

    We expect all participants to follow these rules at all event venues and related social events.

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  • CTO Leadership Exchange: Security Issues Keeping you up at Night

    Join us for our CTO Leadership Exchange September 28th!

    We will be kicking off the fall with a round table session shared with local subject matter experts in security. We'll discuss challenges met and lessons learned, compare current practices and problems, and look to the future of the CTO role as our soon-to-be-announced SMEs anchor this peer-to-peer roundtable discussion organized exclusively for senior technology leaders of TAO companies.

    The meeting will take place in downtown Portland, with our location being announced to registered attendees.

    TAO Leadership Exchanges provide unique opportunities for peer-to-peer discussions, solution sharing and idea generation This event is only for senior-level development and engineering leaders at TAO member companies. If you are interested in TAO membership, please contact Theresa at [email protected]

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  • BSD Pizza Night

    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.

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  • Friday
    Sep 29 2017
    Ignite TAO: Southern Willamette Valley

    Symantec

    1 mic, 5 minutes, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

    What is Ignite TAO: SWV?

    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.

    Ignite TAO: SWV will focus on topics around all kinds of tech. What new products, services or research can really take technology to the next level? Speakers are from the Southern Willamette Valley community with representatives across many verticals - we want to hear from you!

    Apply

    Proposals should be submitted online by August 4th, 2017. Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by the Ignite team. Please include your contact information in case the team has questions about your proposal. Everyone who submits a proposal will be notified on the status of their application by September 8th. Click on the application link to get started! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedpi99GWff5AIsjbjujX269jvBC6ps7GrP0mSJK_iUC4kfAA/viewform

    Why attend Ignite TAO: SWV?

    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!

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  • Monday
    Oct 2 2017
    TiE XL Entrepreneur Bootcamp

    Most entrepreneurs start with a problem they want to solve but more times than not, they struggle to overcome the challenges of a startup. This course covers key-aspects of what an entrepreneur needs to know in order to be successful. Participants are taken through the lean startup method with a strong emphasis on product/market fit – these are strategy-oriented workshops with tactical lessons and the opportunity to meet with successful mentors and to network with like-minded peers, forming lasting and valuable and business connections.

    Over 45 entrepreneurs have completed the boot camp – 100% have said that they would refer TiE XL to others.

    When: Oct 2nd-Nov 2nd - Mon + Wed nights 5:30-8:30 Where: Centrl Office Pearl


    Courtesy of Prosper Portland, full scholarships are available for qualifying entrepreneurs – we are looking for dedicated woman and minority entrepreneurs with an ambition to scale to a national or international market, intend to pursue the business full time, are headquartered in Portland, and are committed to doing the complete boot camp.

    If you qualify for a scholarship, please fill-out the brief scholarship application form.

    If you would like to purchase your seat at the next TiE XL Boot Camp, Purchase HERE

    Questions? Please email [email protected].

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  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/2

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Dates: Monday, October 2
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
    RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
    Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229
    (Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

    TriMet:

    Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Women Veterans in Tech

    Viewpoint

    Description: Are you a woman with current or prior military service? Want to examine how your military experience can help you land a job in today's tech field? Join Portland Women in Tech and Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs to learn about the many opportunities available, find out how you can increase your wage, and how that job you never saw as a tech job can get you in at any level, from the ground up. Don't settle for less than you deserve with your skills. Join us for a night of camaraderie, job-finding, and tools for career advancement. We’ll be hosting a panel featuring women veterans who turned their military skills into tech careers. There will be networking opportunities with managers working for hiring companies, recruiters, and other women veterans.



    Meet the panelists:


    Dana Lawson, VP of Engineering at InVision
    Tiffany Longworth, Products Operations Manager at Puppet
    Amber Buckley, Release Manager at InComm Digital
    Shannon Langley, State Veterans Program Coordinator with the Oregon Employment Department

    Agenda:


    5:30 - Networking
    6:00 - Panel begins, followed by Q&A
    6:30 - More networking time, résumé updating, etc.
    7:30 - Event ends

    PDXWIT 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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  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Women Who Code - Algorithms Study Night

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Alchemy Code Lab! We will be working on sorting algorithms. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the slides on the slack channel. Use our Slack Invite form (https://goo.gl/forms/sBKUgZ9hHnnmWn7z1) if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

    This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

    {short} Code of Conduct

    Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/pages/22236117/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmJq0Evb0aDbx4flmmZT1xX0GCXj_F--5asjfH7XvkrLo4xA/viewform).

    About Women Who Code Portland

    Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it.

    In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 3 2017
    Nonprofit Tech Roundup: Digital Strategy
    through
    Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

    This is your opportunity to learn about effective strategies for creating engaging content on your website and across the web, designing and evaluating digital campaigns with social media and email marketing, and integrating your online efforts to maximize participation and donations.

    Technology will continue to change and the nonprofit sector cannot afford to be left behind. This two-day conference will educate, inspire, and prepare nonprofit professionals to implement or advance their organizational digital strategies, and campaigns. Attendees will participate in educational sessions and hands-on workshops, and have the opportunity to networ

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  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/3

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

    The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

    Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Dates: Tuesday, October 3
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
    RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
    Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
    (Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

    Parking: 

    There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building, just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

    TriMet:

    Our recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland: Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There, catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which can drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

    • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

    • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]


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  • Bend, Eugene & Portland Gather for Microservices Architecture

    Technology teams are increasingly turning to microservices to solve common problems associated with the traditional, monolithic architecture style. While many become focused on the system architecture itself, the value of microservices cannot be fully realized without a mature CI/CD capability to go with it. This technology benefits the lower side of coding, therefore inviting less errors and being lower maintenance, but is it right for every business?

    Join us Oct 3rd for a multi-regional event featuring experts from HealthSparq, IDX Broker and FiveTalent as they review the path their companies experienced when they adopted microservices principles.

    The session will bring up a discussion on the people, process and technology considerations that are required to move to this type of lightweight, flexible software delivery model. Additionally, our panelists will be sharing their learning lessons inclcuding how and why microservices has worked for them, as well as areas of improvement.

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  • Women Talking Tech Series - Site Reliability

    AppNexus, Inc.

    (Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-talking-tech-series-pdx-tickets-38082154750)

    So many of us are building really cool shit at work and in the community - let's share, recognize and applaud our badassery. Through this WTT series, we aim to perpetuate the technical learning and teaching component within our industry.

    Partnering with local WIT communities we'll meet monthly for a lightning talk + keynote, followed by Q&A. Oh, and food/drink. Curated for a technical audience compromised of but not limited to women, transgender and non binary friends. We'll start promptly at 5:15 and end by 6:30, we welcome kiddos too.

    October Lineup

    Lightning Talk: TBD

    Keynote: Liz Fong-Jones @lizthegrey. Site Reliability Engineering @ Google.

    Liz is a Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Google and manages a team of SREs responsible for Google's storage systems. She lives with her wife, metamour, and two Samoyeds in Brooklyn. In her spare time, she plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights.

    Questions/want to chat/interested in speaking at our 11/7 event? [email protected]

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  • Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting

    New Relic

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

    PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time. 

    Check Calagator for more info.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 4 2017
    DAMA Day Hosted Happy Hour

    Please join us the day before DAMA DAY 2017: Agile Data Warehousing Today for a sponsored happy hour with drinks and appetizers at On Deck Sports Bar in the Pearl District.

    Hosted by DAMA PDX in partnership with Snowflake and WhereScape.

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  • Homebrew Website Club PDX

    DreamHost

    Thanks to DreamHost for providing pizza and beverages!

    It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? 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, or help work on a project!

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  • Portland SaaS Founders - Developing high functioning software teams for SaaS

    We're all faced with the challenge of creating an awesome software product for our customers. A big part of this is having a highly functional software development team.  

    In this Meetup we'll discuss:

    • When to develop software in-house versus outsourcing or partnering with another software platform. Some SaaS companies utilize a mix of in-house and outsourced developers. We'll brainstorm various possible approaches.

    • How do you train new developers?  What approaches have been successful and what has been a dismal failure? - Does it make sense to hire senior developers only or a mix of junior and senior developers?

    • Team / project organization - Do you do daily standups? How do your organize sprints? How are deadlines established and by whom? Is your team in the same office or are some remote? What tools do you use (Slack, Trello, etc.)? With all of the bugs, feature requests, UI overhauls, when do you ship updates to the product?

    • Communication and transparency - How do you speak to the rest of the team in a language everyone understands? Do you hold weekly/bi-weekly meetings to announce progress? How do you showcase new features to clients?

    Coffee, tea and draft beer will be provided. Come hang out with other SaaS founders and share your story!


    If there's more on this topic you would like to discuss, send us a message and we'll try and get it added to the agenda.

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  • CHIFOO Event: Designers Stop Learning Code; Coders Stop Learning Design

    New Relic

    CHIFOO presents "Designers Stop Learning Code; Coders Stop Learning Design: A Better Solution to Improving Team (mis)Communication." with James Stone, James Stone Consulting!

    Most designers may have heard something like, “learn to code like your life depends on it”. Some days it looks like everyone is searching for the mythical unicorn designer/developer. While individuals like this do exist that can cross disciplines, in general, this advice is misguided. Bad for you, bad for your team, and bad for your organization.

    About the Speaker

    James Stone (@JAMESSTONEco) is an award-winning web designer and a top contributor to ZURB Foundation. He has written for UX Pin and ZURB University and is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Penn State's School of Visual Art. He has presented at TEDxPSU, Harvard University Extension School, and the HTML5 Dev Conference.

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

    http://bit.ly/2hRy9jc

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  • Visual Trumpery - A Talk by Alberto Cairo

    Alberto Cairo is a leading expert on data visualization. As a professor, author, journalist, and consultant to groups including Google and the European Union, Alberto helps people organize information to enlighten and reveal. In 2017 he launched this Visual Trumpery tour, offering to waive his speaking fee to any organization that would host him for a public talk examining the misleading charts and graphs being designed across the political spectrum. He has been crisscrossing the globe discussing how to assess the reliability, truthfulness, and accuracy of graphics in this political time. Alberto is currently the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami. He is the author of The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization and The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 5 2017
    Agile Data Warehousing Today - DAMA Day 2017

    Montgomery Park

    A full day of industry training with Kent Graziano
    Register now for the usual Early-Bird discount! (ends September 12th)

    Four sessions packed into one incredible day of training:

    1. Agile Methods and Data Warehousing: How to Deliver Faster
    2. Agile Data Engineering: Introduction to Data Vault 2.0
    3. Case Study: Data Warehousing in the Real World
    4. Demystifying Data Warehousing as a Service (DWaaS)

    Breakfast and Lunch provided!
    Free Parking!
    Networking with other Data Professionals!
    Vendor Booths!

    Full abstracts and registration at: https://damapdx.wordpress.com/dama-day-2017

    About the Speaker:

    Kent Graziano is a Senior Technical Evangelist with Snowflake Computing and the author of The Data Warrior blog (http://kentgrazino.com). He is a certified Data Vault Master and certified Data Vault 2.0 practitioner. Kent has given hundreds or presentations, nationally and internationally - in 2014 he was voted one of the best presenters at OUGF14 in Helsinki Finland.

    About DAMA Portland

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

    The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Please join me, the rest of the DAMA board, and other fellow lovers of data at this regular chapter meeting in downtown Portland.

    Thanks for your support of local Data Education, we look forward to seeing you there!

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  • The Evolving Worlds of VR and AR Investing

    Now's the time to prepare for your venture into Virtual and Augmented Reality.

    Join Oregon Games Organization and Oregon's investment community as we analyze the market's opportunities & risks within the gaming industry. Hosted at K & L Gates, OGO will lead a discussion of methods for turning virtual products into real returns. Featuring insights from experienced VR & AR investors, Oregon industry leaders, and conversations with your colleagues on what Oregon offers, this event is the place to begin (or continue) your journey.

    Our speakers are well-respected leaders within AR and VR worlds and will lead our morning presentation on the learning lessons and success of investing in enterprise gaming. Additional experts in attendance will be fellow investors, as well as representatives from the Oregon Games Organization.

    Speakers to be announced soon!

    Food & Beverage Sponsor:

    K & L Gates

    Interested in sponsoring this event?
    View sponsorship opportunities here, or contact Theresa Jelderks at [email protected].

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  • OEN Workshop: Scaling Product Development for Startups

    JLL

    You’ve turned your idea into a product – now how do you grow your team and deliver that product to the broader market? In this workshop session, we will focus on the unique and practical considerations of scaling product development for the next level.

    Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/product-dev

    This session is part of a three-part workshop series, "How to Scale Your Startup," hosted by the nonprofit Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Register for the entire series here: http://bit.ly/scaleseries

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  • Fuctional Mobility: React Native with ClojureScript w/ Josh Miller

    Puppet

    Facebook's Javascript-based cross-platform mobile solution React Native has been rapidly gaining mindshare recently, and for good reason: it's a tasteful, flexible, understandable way to build performant mobile applications by repurposing your web stack knowledge.

    And since it's Javascript-based, Clojurescript is an ideal functional language to equip your mobile development environment with space-age benefits like immutable data, pure functions, and best-of-all, REPL-driven UIs.

    Come learn how to bootstrap a mobile environment with React Native, Clojurescript, and re-frame, and how to incorporate native code for functionality not yet handled by React Native.

    About Josh Miller

    Josh Miller has been building software professionally for over a decade, in fields ranging from Erlang-backed Twitter crawlers to Objective-C iOS apps, but his heart belongs to Clojure. Josh is a software consultant living in Portland, OR.

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