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  • Thursday
    Feb 27 2020
    Alchemy Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Each Thursday, Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated coding boot camp, to stop in to take a tour of the school, meet our staff, students, and instructors, and ask any questions about an education and career in software development.

    We look forward to meeting you! No appointment necessary, just stop in and we'll be ready to greet you!!!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences.

    Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • Nike Tech Talks with Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen

    Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

    We look forward to seeing you at the next Nike Tech Talks on February 27!

    Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen will give a talk titled, "Making Functions as a Service Safe for Users."

    Abstract: Functions as a Service has grown dramatically in popularity over the last few years. First, in centralized cloud computing, and now as the primary model of edge computing. The industry has put a lot of work into securing these environments against intruders; however, little has been said and less done to protect users against each other and against their own errors. In this talk, Tyler will introduce a new model for functions as a service, explain how it's implemented at Fastly, and talk about how it could change the way we think about end user security.

    Speaker: Tyler McMullen is CTO at Fastly, the leading edge cloud platform, where he is responsible for evolving the system architecture and the company’s technology vision. Tyler leads a team of experienced technology innovators focused on internet scale and working on future-facing, ambitious projects and standards. As part of the founding team at Fastly, Tyler built the first versions of Fastly’s Instant Purging system, API, and Real-Time Analytics. Prior to joining Fastly, Tyler worked on large-scale web applications, text analysis, and performance. He can be found debating edge computing, networking, and distributed systems all over the world.

    Please RSVP here: https://niketechtalksfeb272020.splashthat.com/

    See you soon!

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    A meeting of folks interested in BSD operating systems and related technologies to get together, eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

  • 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

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  • Saturday
    Feb 29 2020
    Online Statistical Process Control (SPC) Training - 3 Days
    through
    Integral Concepts, Inc.

    Online Statistical Process Control (SPC) training curriculum provides participants with the analytical tools & methods necessary to plan & conduct experiments.

    The objective of the Statistical Process Control Training (SPC)/Process Capability curriculum is to provide participants with the analytical tools and methods necessary to:

    Understand SPC fundamentals and the importance of reducing variation Implement control charting in order to assess process stability Interpret control chart signals and implement appropriate reaction plans Determine appropriate sampling plans and sample sizes Assess process capability training (for normal and non-normal data) Apply charting techniques for short production runs Apply charting methods where multiple sources of variation may exist (e.g. multiple cavities, filling heads) Apply SPC for naturally trending data (e.g. due to tool wear) Determine the appropriate type of chart for a given process Avoid common misapplications of SPC in practice

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 2 2020
    Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    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
  • 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.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 3 2020
    PDXWIT Presents: Vancouver Mixer

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-vancouver-mixer-tickets-91383034115] is required to gain entry to this event

    The Power of Networking!

    Most of us remember our first job: babysitting, dog walking, or pet sitting the neighbor's fish. Most of us don't realize that we got our first job thanks to networking. It was who we knew that needed these jobs done, not what we knew. When it comes to jobs as adults, the same principles apply. Learn how to get to know the right people, grow your network, stand out at networking events, and leverage the people you meet for your next career move with Hannah Michelotti. She is the CEO and founder of Articulate LLC where she does public speaking, presenting, pitching, and communication coaching for clients and businesses. She helps clients and businesses that want to grow their networks, gain more clients, and increase revenue. She'll have great information to share whether you're going for your first tech job or reinventing yourself for your next tech job.

    Agenda:

    5:30 p.m. - Doors open and Networking

    6:30 to 6:40 p.m. - PDXWIT Announcements

    6:40 to 7:00 p.m. - Speaker Presentation

    7:00 p.m. - Networking

    7:30 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

    A: Yes.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: Yes. There is parking available for a nominal fee.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

    A: The South Patio entrance is the main entrance to the space. There is also an East entrance which is near the bathrooms. The North entrance to the building is our Office of Student Involvement, so we recommend using another entrance. The doors should stay open for the duration of the event .

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: Bike Parking: https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/parking-services/alternative-commute-options

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A:https://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/parking-services/alternative-commute-options

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

    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.

    Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

    Website
  • Exploring OWASP Juice Shop (with Burp Suite)

    CTRL-H

    In this class, we’ll be exploring how to find the vulnerabilities in OWASP Juice Shop with Burp Suite (and maybe some other security tools if we get some time). You’ll learn to set up the environment to play with in your own time. As well as learning to practically apply the different features of Burp Suite and when it is and isn’t the most optimal tool. This will help you to reproduce security vulnerabilities or help find them for bug bounty programs.

    Bio: Jordan is an Application Security Engineer at New Relic and a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in computer science. She’s Champion ranked in Rocket League and does yoga in her free time.

    Seating is limited

    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Portland-Chapter/events/269026936/

    OWASP Juice Shop: https://owasp.org/www-project-juice-shop/

    Burp Suite CE: https://portswigger.net/burp/releases/professional-community-2020-1?requestededition=community

  • Wednesday
    Mar 4 2020
    PDX Exploit Workshop

    Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

    PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

    We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

    This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

    Website
  • @DAMAPDX Kafka Fundaments with Brian Walter from Confluent

    Presented by Brian Walter Confluent Includes a demo and extended Q&A session

    When

    March 4th, 2020

    Schedule

    8:30 – 9:00 – Snacks and warm-up 9:00 – 10:30 – Presentation

    Standard Insurance Tower Atrium (900 SW 5th, please note Standard Ins. has multiple downtown locations)

    Cost

    Free for members (including ALL employees of corporate members) $15 for non-members $5 for students with valid student ID

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 5 2020
    One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointment

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • Alchemy Open House About Learning to Code and Starting a Great Career

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Each Thursday, Alchemy welcomes anyone interested in our program, Portland's most accelerated coding boot camp, to stop in to take a tour of the school, meet our staff, students, and instructors, and ask any questions about an education and career in software development.

    We look forward to meeting you! No appointment necessary, just stop in and we'll be ready to greet you!!!

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: Learn from industry professionals in a collaborative environment with in-person instruction from experienced software developers. They share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at a more advanced level.

    Be supported by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences.

    Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With a median starting salary of $76k (and an average starting salary of $86K), our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools.

    Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

    Check out our blog (https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog) to learn more about our diverse and talented grads, and Course Report (https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab) and SwitchUp (https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab) for reviews.

    Website
  • Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour

    Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

    Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

    These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

  • Women Who Code Portland - International Women's Day @ Nike

    Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

    Join Women Who Code Portland on March 5th as we celebrate International Women’s Day at Nike! We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening including a panel discussion on breaking barriers for women in tech, networking, and food + drinks. Women at Nike will discuss their experiences and the steps they have taken to move past barriers themselves and remove barriers for other women in tech. Come enjoy food, great swag and the company of your fellow technologists!

    ⌚️ Agenda ⌚️

    5:30pm - 6:00pm - Doors Open + Networking 6:00pm - 6:15pm - Introduction from WWCode 6:15pm - 6:30pm - Welcome from Nike - Ratnakar Lavu, Chief Digital Information Officer 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Panel led by moderator Tricia Radcliffe, Director, WWCode Portland 7:30pm - 7:45pm - Closing remarks - Skip Potter, CTO & VP of Serve, Nike 7:45pm - 8:00pm - Raffle Announcement - Laurie Basset, Sr Director, Digital Engineering, Nike & Owyn Richen, Sr Director - Platform Development, Nike 8:00pm - 8:30pm - Networking + Wrap Up

    👩🏽 Our Panelists 👩🏽

    • Candice Tang - Senior Director, Reliability Engineering
    • Hollie Newton - Vice President, Reliability
    • Kendra Elford - Sr Software Manager
    • Tricia Radcliffe - Moderator - Director, WWCode Portland

    ✨ Code of Conduct ✨

    WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct (http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all WWCode events and online communities. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

    Website
  • Out in Tech PDX Social | Intersectionality in Women's History

    The Riveter

    Learn from people in Portland Tech and hear from featured speaker Miki Demeter in this month's Out in Tech social!

    About this Event:

    Out in Tech PDX celebrates Women's History Month - but bringing a focus to intersectional practices and gender inclusion.

    This event is open to all marginalized genders. Everyone is welcome including women, trans women, intersex people, gender non-binary people, gender non-confirming people, trans men, and those who may be questioning their gender.

    Join us at The Riveter to learn from industry leaders while you network and hear a featured talk from Miki Demeter (she/her), Security Researcher at Intel and 2019 Best Speaker winner for Portland Women in Tech (PDXWIT).

    Food and Drinks will be provided for all attendees.

    Activity Table will be provided for youth - parents, please join us. We will not be providing childcare services, but we will be providing distractions.

    This event is intended primarily for those of a marginalized gender. Allies are welcome. We will collect RSVPs up to the day of the event!

    6pm - Doors Open & Networking

    Sit and chat round-table with industry leaders in Engineering, Management, Data, Startups, Design and more.

    7pm - Announcements & Speaker

    Hear a featured talk by Miki Demeter and updates from your Out in Tech PDX Team

    8pm - Goodbyes

    Tremendous thank you to our sponsor team at The Riveter!

    The Riveter is on a mission to change the future of work for all women. This means tough conversations, clear actions and key leadership on core diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles, advocacy and civic engagement.

    Thank you also to our food sponsor, ProFocus!

    ProFocus was built on a model of quality and integrity specifically designed to solve that problem for customers and candidates. Their business model is focused on only making careful introductions of the right candidates. They do this by fully understanding technology, our candidates, and the needs for each hiring position. _

    Note: Out in Tech's Code of Conduct applies to all our spaces, online and IRL.

    Website
  • 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
  • Portland Linux/Unix Group: UnPLUG: Home Lab Show and Tell!

    Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

    Who: You!
    What: UnPLUG: Home Lab Show and Tell!
    Where: PSU, 1900 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Left Entrance, Lower Level)
    When: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 7pm
    Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
    Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

    Many PLUG members have home labs and a case could be made for every PLUG member having a home lab, however humble. Fortunately, recent hardware advances such as hardware-assisted virtualization have made a virtualized home lab accessible to users of every budget.

    Please bring your favorite home lab stories and hardware for whatever presentation you are comfortable with. We are guaranteed to have an abundance of information and stories!

    Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

    Ride shares to the Lucky Lab available

    PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 6 2020
    Portland CoffeeOps - DevOps Discussions!

    We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday at the Puppet office, on the 5th floor. The elevators don't open until 8 am!

    Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

    We follow the Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

    Agenda: 8:00 - 8:10 Mingle and generate topics 8:10 - 8:20 Get into groups, introduce and vote on topics 8:20 - 9:15 Discussions 9:15 - 9:30 Takeaways and wrap up

    Website
  • Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

    Website
  • Global Legal Hackathon
    through
    White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

    Develop tech tools and startup ideas to facilitate access to justice and progress the business of law.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Mar 7 2020
    Hardware Basics 2

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware! Students will identify basic components of desktop and laptop computers, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside of a computer. Students will learn what makes a computer a “computer,” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary, but we recommend taking Fundamentals of a Computer Technician and Hardware Basics 1 first.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Fundamentals of a Computer Technician & Hardware Basics 1

    Website
  • Simple 3D Animation in Blender

    Free Geek

    Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art. Take this class as many times as you'd like. Bring a project—there will be plenty of time to work on it!

    Website
  • Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!

    Free Geek

    This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

    No prior knowledge is necessary.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 9 2020
    GRAND OPENING

    We are proud of our food in Oregon. So why is all of our Pasta prepackaged noodles, frozen/canned sauces and precooked meats? We believe Oregonians deserve real pasta. Love Pasta will do it differently: Pastas Noodles made daily from scratch, sauces made daily from a small list of fresh, simple ingredients, and our meats are real cuts, cooked to order and never precooked. This is our commitment to Oregonians and we will work hard to keep it all at a price everyone can be happy with. Come to the cart and say hi, and help us have a fantastic Grand Opening on the 9th, and all week long! Be one of the fisrt to try Beavertons Newest food cart. Visit our website lovepasta.info to sign up as a pastaholic for updates and deals, or checkout our facebook for updates as we head into grand opening week! @Love pasta

    Website
  • Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)

    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
  • Sunshine Workshop / Transparency Tool Teach-in

    Sunshine Week is a national initiative started in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors. It was established with the goal of bringing awareness to the public about government transparency and freedom of information. The week coincides with the birthday of James Madison, who was a key proponent of the Bill of Rights and of governmental checks and balances. He was born on March 16th, and this year, Sunshine Week takes place March 15 - 21.

    Robin Ryan will join us this month to share ways to find hard-to-reach data about our government. She'll lead a workshop that guides us through a series of websites and other resources that reveal details that can help us shine light onto our government and keep it accountable.

    This event will be a hands-on workshop, so please bring a laptop or tablet along with your ideas and questions!

    We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

    Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors 6:10 PM: Introductions 6:15 PM: Presentation

    Speaker bio:

    Robin Ryan identifies as an investigative reporter and radio journalist focused on issues of social and economic justice. The Transparency Tool Teach-in is a workshop inspired by Sunshine Week, an annual convergence held to promote transparency and accountability in American government. The program is designed to show people how to navigate data-driven websites containing information on everything from money in politics to governmental spending from the hyper-local to the federal level. In the age of fake news, one immediate route to reliability means taking an active role in getting information unfiltered by editorial review.

    By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

    {short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive 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 educate and share information related to technology and activism, 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.

    Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

    Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 10 2020
    One-on-One Community Tech Appointments

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • One-on-One Community Tech Appointments

    Free Geek

    Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

    Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

    What Can I Get Help With?

    Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 11 2020
    Programming with Python 1

    Free Geek

    Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? This is the class for you!

    This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

    No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

    Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents: Diversity Dinner (Apply to Attend)

    Zapproved

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-diversity-dinner-apply-to-attend-tickets-91073562477] is required to gain entry to this event You must apply to attend. Form link is on the Eventbrite description.

    Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Marcus Carter, Crystal Sincoff, Emma Holland and Zhou Fang.

    Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by completing this form. Applications are due by March 3rd and the 10 invitees will be notified by March 6th.

    Agenda:

    6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food

    6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins

    8:00 p.m. - Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: Yes, we have all gender restrooms.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes, we are ADA compliant.

    Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

    A: Yes, we will have food provided and can offer gluten free and vegan options.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: No, we do not have on-site parking. There is usually plentiful street parking.

    Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

    A: We have a main door and an elevator that lock at specific times. We will request that they remain open for the event.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: We have a bike room on our floor for approximately 10 bikes, if this gets full the building has parking on the 3rd floor. This is an indoor parking with lockers. When parking here it is like parking on the street. There is not someone monitoring this area.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: There is a trolley that comes past our building, but it's by no means necessary.

    Q: Can I bring my dog?

    A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

    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.

    Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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  • Founders Live PDX

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    GET YOUR $5 DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW. AVAILABLE FOR ONE WEEK ONLY... THROUGH 2/24!

    February 12th was our best night yet... with an amazing crowd, Nick Hughes in the house, an ever-expanding list of sponsors... and of course 5 simply amazing startups!

    Let's do it again on March 11th... :)

    Excellent networking, food, drink, and awesome startup innovation. Don't miss it!

    Or watch it at: http://watch.founderslive.com

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