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  • Started Thursday
    Mar 30 2017
    GameStorm 19
    through
    Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

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

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

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

    Website
  • #FullStackPDX : Code Critique

    Sign up for meetup required.

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • 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.

Tomorrow

  • Started Thursday
    Mar 30 2017
    GameStorm 19
    through
    Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

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

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

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

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 31 2017
    CNC Router Course

    This will be a 3 day course(taking place over three consecutive Fridays) on CNC routing. Members of Hedron save 50% on course fee.

    Come learn the ins and outs of routing. We will go over CAD, 2D and 3D shaping, Tool Paths, Tool Changes and more.

    Check out What is possible.

    price: $250 or $125 for members (becoming a member is $85)

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Started Thursday
    Mar 30 2017
    GameStorm 19
    through
    Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

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

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

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 3 2017
    Beer of Trust Key-Signing

    "Beer of Trust" is a key signing party with beer, and a chance to hang out and talk about PGP, encryption, and other related things!

    What's a key-signing party?

    A key-signing party is a get-together with PGP users for the purpose of meeting other PGP users and signing each other's keys. This helps to extend the "web of trust" to a great degree. Also, it sometimes serves as a forum to discuss strong cryptography and related issues.

    What if I don't have a key yet?

    If you don't have a PGP key yet, this is a good chance to get your feet wet. If you bring a computer, you can generate a test key at the event and experiment with sending messages to others there. It can be helpful to have someone present to walk you through the process the first time. It is recommended that you only generate a test key at the event, and later generate your real key in private. See below for links to some helpful resources for securely generating a key.

    What do I need for this party?

    If you are bringing a key to sign, then make sure you bring:

    • A picture ID or some other way for people to match you to your identity
    • Your key ID, key type, hex fingerprint, and key size. You can print out slips of paper to hand out your key info if you'd like.
    • A pen/pencil or whatever you'd like to write with
    • A computer is not required, and it is not recommended to use your computer to sign keys at the event

    At the event, you'll meet others, confirm their key ID in person, and swap key IDs with them. Later when you get home, you can download the full keys and sign them, then upload the signature to the keyserver or email it to them directly.

    RSVP here.

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Portland Puppet User Group

    Puppet HQ

    Hi everyone,

    At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about Hiera 5, formerly known as the lookup function. We'll be getting a demo from Mike Smith, a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet. If you've not followed this topic closely it will be a great way to get up to speed on the changes.

    We hope to see you there :)

    Agenda

    6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

    6:30-7:00 Hiera 5 demo, Mike Smith

    7:00-7:45 Mingling

    7:45-8 End Meeting

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 4 2017
    The Urban League of Portland's Career Connections Job Fair | Over 80 Employers Recruiting


    Event page: https://ulpdx.org/programs/workforceprogram/career-fair/

    The Urban League of Portland's Career Connections Job Fair is a wonderful opportunity for job seekers and career changers to meet face to face with recruiters from over 80 of the area’s best employers. This event only happens once a year, so mark your calendars and don’t miss out!

    • Recruiters from federal, state, county, and city government will be there looking for great people like you.
    • Learn about the large variety of career opportunities in the private and nonprofit sectors.
    • Ask recruiters about IT jobs at their organizations..
    • Ask recruiters about entry level jobs and internships at their organizations.

    ★This event is free and open to the public
    ★Job seekers do not need to pre-register. Job seekers register on site, at the career fair.
    ★Conveniently located near both bus and MAX stations

    Employers recruiting at this year's career fair will include:
    American Queen Steamboat Company
    Aramark Food Services
    Bonneville Power Administration
    C+C Social Marketing & PR
    Cambia Health Solutions
    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
    CDK Global
    Central Catholic High School
    Central City Concern
    [CINDER]
    City of Beaverton
    City of Gresham
    City of Hillsboro
    City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services
    City of Portland, Office of Management & Finance
    Clark College
    Clark County
    Comcast
    Constructing Hope
    Country Financial -Currently Recruiting
    De Paul Treatment Centers
    Enterprise Holdings- Rent-a- Car
    Family Care Inc.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    FedEx Ground
    First Student
    Friends of the Children
    Frito Lay
    Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
    iHeartMEDIA
    Janus Youth Programs
    Kaiser Permanente Northwest
    Kuni Automotive
    Labor Works
    Legacy Health
    McMenamins Inc.
    Metro
    Multnomah County
    Multnomah County Circuit Court, Oregon Judicial Department
    NECA-IBEW Electric Training Center
    New Seasons Market
    NW Natural
    Oregon Department of Energy
    Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
    Oregon Dept. of Corrections
    Oregon Episcopal School
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Oregon Health Authority
    Oregon Lottery
    Oregon Southern Idaho Laborers-Employers Training
    Oregon State Police Patrol
    Oregon Trades Women Inc.
    Oregon Youth Authority
    Pacific NorthWest Carpenters Institute
    Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters
    PacifiCorp
    Peace Health
    Port of Portland
    Portland Center Stage
    Portland Community College
    Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.
    Portland Fire and Rescue
    Portland General Electric
    Portland Police Bureau
    Portland Public Schools
    Portland State University
    Portland Water Bureau
    Providence Health & Services
    Reach Community Development
    Reading Results
    Reed College
    Samaritan Health Services
    Squarespace
    Sysco Food Service
    TerraFirma Foundation Systems
    Transition Projects
    TriMet
    US Bank
    Vigor Industrial
    Washington County
    Wells Fargo
    Westward Seafoods
    Worksource Portland Metro

    A special thanks to our sponsors: Comcast, Jam’n 107.5, iHeartMEDIA, the Portland Observer, the Pacific NorthWest Regional Council of Carpenters, the Pacific NorthWest Carpenters Institute, Labor Works, Cambia Health Solutions, Family Care Inc., NW Natural, Kaiser Permanente, and the Portland Development Commission.



    Questions? Contact: [email protected] , 503-280-2600

    Website
  • Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ Vacasa

    Join us on April 4th for our Networking Night @ Vacasa in the Pearl. This month, the women of Vacasa will join us to discuss this month's theme - Transitioning the Stack: the Role of Women in a High-Growth Tech Organization. 


    As a tech-enabled Services company, Vacasa must be constantly delivering to meet the expectations of many stakeholders. How do you balance the urgency of daily operations with the long term vision of creating a tech platform at sustains high growth? The women at Vacasa will speak about the opportunities and challenges for women in this environment.

    Program

    6:00pm - 6:30pm – Doors Open + Networking
    6:30pm - 7:45pm – Welcome + Speakers
    7:45pm - 8:30pm – Networking  

    Who Should Attend?

    Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

    {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.

    About Vacasa

    The team at Vacasa has made it their mission to make the world of vacation rentals a simple, stress-free experience for both owners and guests.

    For more info: https://www.vacasa.com/

    Careers page: https://www.vacasa.com/careers/positions/

    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.

    Website
  • 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. This month's meeting is on the 27th floor.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    Tim Wade: What we talk about when we talk about unit testing

    If you're new to coding you may find TDD one of the harder things to learn when all you want to do is get your hands dirty and write some code. As you grow this may be further compounded by the fact that no one seems to agree on (or even know) what unit testing is. Like me, you might read up on it, but find it hard to apply the principles you learned in your favorite web framework, which seems to have some ideas of its own. In this talk, I'll compare some common points of view on what we might mean by unit and integration testing, and why we might want to embrace these differences to keep a flexible approach to what we're testing.

    Lauren Voswinkel: Conway's Game of Life Code Retreat.

    "We'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. We'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding."

    Please Bring Your Laptops

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 5 2017
    OEN Office Hours at WeWork

    WeWork Custom House

    Want to chat with an OEN staff member about how to leverage our network to help you start or scale your business? How to leverage other entrepreneurial resources in Portland and beyond?

    Stop by WeWork any time between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 to say hi and chat with us – no appointment necessary. Just check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

    Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it this time around, we hold office hours at WeWork from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.

    Website
  • OEN Workshop: Negotiating with Angel Investors – What You Need to Know

    Not sure what a term sheet is? Clueless when it comes to determining the valuation of your company? Never fear. Our experts will decode the terminology and demystify the math.

    As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company and deciphering a term sheet. This workshop will arm you with the knowledge and tools you need to effectively negotiate with angel investors.

    Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/oenvaluation

    Website
  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Visualizing the World in 3D

    Quantum Spatial

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-visualizing-the-world-in-3d-tickets-30994126266

    Do you like maps, problem-solving environmental issues, or programming? If so, you might be interested in remote sensing of geospatial science! Join Heather Borunda-Ferguson and other women in the industry for an introduction to remote sensing technology. You will be learning about remote sensing technologies including LiDAR, aerial imagery, hyperspectual imagery and field collection procedures.

    Speakers will explain their educational background and how you can enter this growing and in-demand industry. Remote sensing has many opportunities for women. Geospatial science provides an opportunity for women all across the technical and management spectrums and is a well-kept secret considering it is a multi-billion dollar industry.

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-visualizing-the-world-in-3d-tickets-30994126266

    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
  • Homebrew Website Club PDX

    DreamHost

    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!

    Website
  • CrowdCompass Open House

    Block 300

    Connect with the Portland tech community at Cvent's CrowdCompass open house. Explore our space, network with top industry professionals, and enjoy a drink on us!

    Event Highlights:

    • Welcome speech from CrowdCompass’ VP of Engineering, Mark Lawler
    • Opportunity to network with industry professionals of Cvent
    • Entry into the CrowdCompass raffle with the grand prize of a Nintendo Switch & accessories
    • Food and refreshments including alcoholic beverages
    • Nintendo games set up to be played against our staff
    Website
  • Data Privacy PDX - Data Privacy for Activists (Encore)

    SEIU Local 503

    ENCORE WORKSHOP - For those of you who couldn't make the first workshop, here is your chance.  We will be doing this at a new location and time to make it available to more people.

    Data privacy is important to everyone, but is felt even more keenly by those who advocate for causes.  Here in Portland, everyone has something they are passionate about, and we often spend our time and energy supporting a good cause.  With privacy concerns being very real for many participants in these causes, organizers must be prepared to provide better privacy protections for the communications and data that are related to their efforts.


    This workshop is to introduce foundational data privacy strategies and teach easy solutions for helping activists protect the privacy of those they engage with and themselves.

    Greg Stromire will be hosting the workshop.  Topics will include:

    • Environment For Privacy:  Why is Privacy Essential;  Privacy, Security, & Anonymity;  Privacy Law

    •  Privacy for Communications:  Messaging;  Email;  Voice

    • Securing Your Devices:  Mobile Devices;  Personal Computers

    • Protected Internet Use:  HTTPS;  Using VPNs;  Best Practices Online

    • Data Storage for Private Data:  Encrypted Portable Devices;  Cloud Storage;  Individual Files

    This special 2-hour Data Privacy PDX workshop is free to attend and light refreshments will be provided.

    Name Tags - We will provide name tags because it helps people feel more comfortable striking up conversations, but please feel free to use your online handle, first name only, or skip the name tag if you are more comfortable. 

    Website
  • CHIFOO Event: Bottom Up Security: Doing Your Part to Secure The Future

    New Relic

    CHIFOO presents "Bottom Up Security: Doing Your Part to Secure The Future" with Chris Berg, Firemaple Industries!

    Everyday we hear more about another big hack. First Target, then the DNC, then the NSA. Secure software and infrastructure seems impossible, so what can we do? Come to this session to learn how to make security more accessible by making it part of the software and product development process.

    About the Speaker

    Christopher Berg (@thechrisberg) is a consultant who has spent over 16 years supporting enterprise and startup software development teams as an engineer, architect, instructor, and advisor. He provides guidance to cross-functional teams to bridge the gap from financial success to mature product with security, architecture, and process improvement instruction and implementation.

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

    http://bit.ly/2iJtOi8

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 6 2017
    CENTRL Pearl First Thursday

    CENTRL Office

    Join us at CENTRL Pearl for a Deschutes Beer Tasting and fried chicken and butterscotch pudding from Irving Street Chicken. The party will take place at the Main Bar from 5-8pm! There will also be a raffle for a free month of open membership at CENTRL Office, an Irving Street Kitchen gift card and CENTRL swag! Hope to see you all there!

    Website
  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Technical Leadership Q&A with Selena Deckelmann

    Cedexis

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-technical-leadership-qa-with-selena-deckelmann-tickets-30992431196

    The more technical the role, the less women you see in positions of leadership. For this reason, it is important to bring women in these positions to the forefront to share their stories, experiences and answer your questions. Join us for a Q&A session with Selena Deckelmann, Head of Firefox Security Engineering at Mozilla with nearly two decades of experience in tech as a contributor, leader, advocate and organizer. Come prepared for an open and honest dialog.

    Agenda:

    6:00 - Arrive, gather food/drink

    6:30 - Quick Welcome from Cedexis

    6:35 - Introduction by Selena, followed by Q&A

    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
  • What's New in Kubernetes 1.6 (Kelsey Hightower)

    Jive Software

    Kubernetes (https://kubernetes.io) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kelsey Hightower (Google) has been one of the most prolific evangelists of Kubernetes since its launch. Come join us at Jive for a discussion of what's coming with the 1.6 release!

  • CNPDX April: What You Need to Know About Kubernetes 1.6

    Kelsey Hightower will be swinging by for a discussion on what's new with Kubernetes 1.6! He'll be discussing:

    • RBAC*

    • Custom Pod Autoscaling

    • Scheduling Improvements Including Inter-pod and Node Affinity

    • New Volume Options

    • Cluster Setup and Administration Improvements

    • And more...

    YOU MUST RSVP AT THE MEETUP SITE, thanks!

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

    Website
  • Portland Linux/Unix Group

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

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

    This month's topic To Be Announced

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 7 2017
    AgilePDX Pub Lunch: How Do You Protect the Team from Human Distractors?

    You know what we mean: Those people who have "just a quick question" or who "only need the team for an hour or so -- 30 minutes might do it." We're talking about the drive-by executive check-ins on sprint progress, the performance review paperwork that (oops!) has to be done by tomorrow, the security training that someone forgot to announce--until it's due according to a regulatory standard.

    And, what about you? Do you ever find yourself being a distraction to the team?

    In Agile circles, management is famous for mucking up the works. How do you as a conscientious agilist deal with this? What has to change?

    Come on down to Ringler's and bring a manager or two to let them sound off. We'll be your pub lunch therapists sharing what we've learned and what we're still trying to figure out. Bring us your toughest conundrums and your pummeled agilist hearts. Together we'll cogitate and commiserate until you feel ready to face the workplace again.

    You know where to find us: We'll be in the back. RSVP's not required but very much appreciated at [email protected]. It helps us alert the pub to staff appropriately. We start on time and end on time. We encourage you to do so, as well.

    Website
  • CENTRL Eastside Game Jam Showcase

    CENTRL Office

    Come show off your tabletop game or play board games at CENTRL Eastside's First Friday event!

    Bring a favorite, your own prototype, or just show up and play/socialize; this is a great setting for meeting local players and developers! All board/card games are welcome. Appetizers and beer provided by Burnside Brewing Co!

    If you have any additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please e-mail [email protected] or message an admin on the Portland Indie Game Squad Facebook group!

    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 8 2017
    Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference

    The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

    The 2017 conference will focus on Internet Security in Our Evolving World. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

    If you are the following, then you would want to come:

    College professionals, Industry leaders, Tech job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian), Register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2017-tickets-27733352203,

    Website
  • Hack Oregon Spring Buildathon

    Hidden Venue

    Spring Buildathon!


    Guidelines for Guest Contributors


    What is it?

    Believe it or not, Hack Oregon actually doesn’t really do a lot of Hackathons. We form specialized teams to build software and open data stories for important themes in Oregon, and work and iterate incrementally over months to create a product.

    The "Buildathon" is the one day where we open up our project teams for guest and current contributors that want to be part of the magic and build something amazing, but might not have the time to participate in our months-long project season.

    What’s the goal?

    The Buildathon is a production sprint. We’ve laid the groundwork to do research, visualizations, and data storytelling quickly, and we need your help to bring our projects to the next level. We’ll get to work shoring up and finalizing our projects with some cross-team and outsider help. We’re going to use our lifelines and help each other close those blocked github issues and fine-tune designs.

    Be prepared to make friends and be an instant part of our Hack Oregon family!

    How can I get involved?

    By joining our sprint, you’ll be placed with a team that needs extra hands on deck in your particular skill set. We’re working toward our public demo day at OMSI on May 1st, where you can proudly present alongside your team.

    Perks:

    • Team T-Shirt

    • All Day Food

    • Ticket to sold out Demo Day

    • Profound Glory

    Submit your information here and we’ll reach out to match you with a team and link to reserve your ticket.

    Below you’ll find a list of skills and roles we’re looking for at the Buildathon, along with this year’s five project themes.

    Technical skills we’re looking for the Buildathon:

    • Front End Developers (we use React.js)

    • Data Visualization Developers (we use React.js/D3.js)

    • API Developers (we use Django)

    • Database Programmers (we use PostgreSQL)

    • UX/UI Designers

    • DevOps Engineers (we use AWS, Docker, Travis.CI)

    • Content Writers / Copywriters

    • Data Scientists (we use Python)

    • Multimedia Developers (Photography, Motion Graphics, Animation, Videography)

    • Visual Designers (Graphic Design, Illustration)

    Project Teams


    Budget

    MVP: We’re highlighting the City of Portland’s budget data in a neutral manner so that users can quickly and efficiently understand its components, view basic spending trends and dive deeper into bureau-level budgets.

    Stretch Goals: We’ll organize more sophisticated granular views, and applied analysis of deltas and outcomes of programs.

    Transportation

    MVP: We’re creating a new system organize and model the efficiency of road construction and capital infrastructure planning.

    Stretch goals: Expand into usage and impact of Portland’s biking and transit ecosystem through the lense of multi-modal transportation patterns.

    Emergency Response

    MVP: We are collaborating with Portland Fire and Rescue to take data relating to their emergency calls and build interesting dashboards, visualizations, and simulations.

    Stretch goals: Understand more about how emergency response patterns vary by unique aspects of neighborhood demographics.

    Housing

    MVP: We’re exploring how the city and its neighborhoods have changed over time, from the perspective of 12 representative households.

    Stretch Goals: We’ll work with raw data from the voter registration to explore change of address as a vector, which may indicate displacement trends.

    Homelessness

    MVP: We’re expanding the perception around the definitions of homelessness in Portland and the moment in time where people experience homelessness.

    Stretch goals: Capture a fuller picture of children in Multnomah County who hang in the balance food security and housing security.

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  • Sunday
    Apr 9 2017
    PDXWIT Mini Head Shot Fundraiser

    Polara Studio

    Note: This is a paid event and requires registration on Eventbrite for a specific time slot

    Tired of your old headshot or just want a new LinkedIn profile picture? Come support PDXWIT at the second annual Mini Photo Shoot Fundraiser on April 9th at Polara Studio. Polara photographers Muffy Kruger and Stephen Thaxton will be doing mini photo sessions to raise money in support of PDXWIT.

    For $30 you get a 10 minute photo session that includes 3 headshots edited on-site and delivered to you that day. These shots come with full printing rights on a PDXWIT flash drive.

    To schedule your 10 minute photo session please register on Eventbrite. Please show up 15 minutes before your photo session and plan on spending 10-15 minutes after to sit down with one of our retouchers to select your final 3 images.

    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.

    Have questions about PDXWIT Mini Head Shot Fundraiser?

    Contact Annie Alegria

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  • Monday
    Apr 10 2017
    "Secrets of a More Productive Day" Workshop

    This session is designed SPECIFICALLY for: Senior Managers, Middle Managers and Superintendents who have TOO MUCH TO DO...

                                         ...and NEED TO GET MORE TIME.
    

    You will learn the tools, mindset and practices to improve your daily productivity by 20% or more every day. You will learn how to regain 30 minutes. EVERY DAY. 30 minutes to focus on your priorities. 30 minutes to beat traffic home. 30 minutes to help an employee through a challenge she is facing. 30 minutes to each lunch. 30 minutes to exercise. What do YOU need 30 minutes for? In this session you will learn the exact strategies AND tactics the most productive leaders use to Master Time Management, Get Things Done, and Be Better Leaders.

    This program will benefit you and dramatically transform your TIME MANAGEMENT skills. You'll be more efficient, more effective and more productive every day.

    Facilitated by:

       JASON W. WOMACK, M.Ed., M.A.
                                           Author and Leadership Coach
    

    excellentaffordabletraining.com

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Portland HoloLens Meetup

    A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 11 2017
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation

    R/GA

    Please RSVP on Eventbrite

    Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech?

    You'll be in the right place at our spring volunteer orientation.

    PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

    At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

    We can't wait to welcome you!

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  • Data Privacy PDX - Data Privacy - Is It Law? w/ Darin Sands

    CrowdCompass

    Everyone knows that intrusion of privacy is a problem, but how much do you know about whether it is legal?  The question of privacy in US law is complicated, but luckily, we will be having Darin Sands of Lane Powell coming to help us all learn the basics.  Darin specializes in data privacy, so bring you're questions about the law on data breaches or online privacy requirements.

    Snacks will be provided.

    Speaker Bio: Darin Sands is a lawyer with Lane Powell whose practice includes a focus on data security and privacy. Darin represents clients on matters including data breach and privacy litigation.  He currently represents numerous companies in ongoing data breach litigation and data breach response preparation efforts. He also frequently counsels clients on privacy-related legal challenges.  Darin graduated from Harvard Law in 2004, and he has his Yellow Belt in Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management.  He is the Co-chair of the Firm’s Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, and he splits his time between Lane Powell’s Portland and Seattle offices.


    Location: CrowdCompass has graciously offered to host this meetup!  (Thanks to our member Joseph for arranging that!)  They are located at 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, Portland, OR.

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  • Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup - Accessibility for Developers with Joe & Bruce

    Puppet

    Let's follow the life cycle of an accessibility bug. Joe Watkins will guide us on a developer-oriented exploration of how these bugs hatch, mature, multiply, and — most importantly — how these pesky critters can be squashed. Come join in the moderated Q&A.

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

    Presenter: Joe Watkins is an Accessibility Consultant with Simply Accessible. Joe has a passion for the web and working with others to make it more usable for everyone.

    Moderator: Bruce Elgort is an instructor in the web development program at Clark College. He emphasizes accessibility from day 1 in all of his classes. Bruce is also a low vision user who himself relies on accessibility with his day-to-day activities.

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  • Write The Docs PDX - Preview Talks at Write The Docs 2017

    New Relic

    Save the date! We'll give people who are scheduled to speak at the Write The Docs 2017 conference a chance to rehearse their talks.

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  • Quantified Self Show&Tell Talks

    Please join us for a night of conversation on self-tracking and monitoring where you share ideas, tools and experiments with the Portland Quantified Self community.

    If you are self tracking in any way – life logging, biometrics, athletic performance, mood, sleep, medical symptoms, happiness, energy, etc. – come and share your methods, results and insight.

    Here's our agenda:

    Intro and Announcements - 6:10 sharp!
    We'll have a round of introductions, and then Steven will give a quick primer on QS as a movement and recap some of the most interesting self-tracking projects he's seen in the past couple of months.

    Presentations* - 6:20 to 7:30 (Confirmed talks with more to come) -Steven - Using smell to improve flashcard performance -Mark - Update on my metric-collecting exercise chair

    If you have a project you can talk about, let us know when you sign up!

    Post-talks Social Time - 7:30 to 8 pm
    After some amazing presentations, we will have some time to converse with those around us.

    *Where our talks come from: Our talks come from you! Do you have a personal self-tracking story to share? Please let us know in your RSVP. You can let the three prime questions guide your presentation:What did you do? How did you do it? What did you learn?

    Here are some examples from previous Quantified Self events:
    http://vimeo.com/groups/quantifiedself/videos/27380858
    http://vimeo.com/28734230

    Parking: Lots of 5-hour metered street parking and nearby parking lots (for weekdays check out 1602 SW Taylor and 1201 SW Yamhill), and free 2-hour parking north of Burnside.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 12 2017
    Portland SteakOut ft. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

    Morton’s Steakhouse

    Date & Time Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:30 AM

    Location: Morton’s the Steakhouse 213 SW Clay Street Portland, OR 97204 (Parking validation instructions will be sent after you register)

    Information: You are invited to join MicroAge and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise for a steak lunch and discussion on Hyper-Converged Infrastructure! HPE will be discussing and presenting on: • What makes up a Hyper-Converged solution • Comparing Software-Defined Storage and Hyper-Converged • Best use cases and scenarios for Hyper-Converged solutions • HPE’s game-changing roadmap with the acquisition of Simplivity

    Space is limited, so register early!

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  • OEN PubTalk: Can Portland Be the Next Hub for Artificial Intelligence?

    There’s a lot more to Artificial Intelligence than self-driving cars. At our April PubTalk, local AI experts will talk about what AI entrepreneurs are working on right here in Portland. They will discuss the opportunities and barriers when it comes to making Portland the next AI hub, including where AI is headed in the next 3-5 years and some of the possibilities they see in the industry based on current technology.

    The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections.

    Held the second Wednesday of every month, OEN PubTalks are what the name implies — an hour of networking followed by a talk on a specified theme. And yes, they take place at a pub.

    Our PubTalks usually kick off with a short pitch from an OEN member, followed by audience Q&A. As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

    Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/pubtalkai

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  • #FullStackPDX : Code Critique

    Sign up for meetup required.

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  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coding Study Night

    DevNow

    Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE

    PDXWIT would like to find out if its members could benefit from a coding study night. Portland is lucky to have many resources for code study available, but these events tend to be focused on a particular language or skillset. We’d like to gather our technical members together for a more open study group. If you have a personal or work project you’d like another set of eyes on, or if you would like to help others with their code, we’d love to have you. So far we have tutors signed up with knowledge of ReactJS, C#, Javascript, CSS, Ruby, HTML and Wordpress: Kelli de Vries, Andrew Brennwald, Sasha Fahrenkopf, Michelle J Levine, Diana Holland, Gloria Anholt

    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
  • Site Reliability Engineering at Dropbox

    Please RSVP on Eventbrite https://sre-at-dropbox.eventbrite.com/

    Join us on April 12th to learn about Site Reliability Engineering at Dropbox!

    Dropbox's Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team is a hybrid software/systems group which works with traditional software engineering, capacity engineering, and infrastructure teams to ensure that Dropbox runs smoothly.

    Thank you Nike and Portland State University for sponsoring this awesome event!

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