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  • Monday
    Jul 15 2019
    O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    The O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference (OSCON) delivers a unique opportunity to dive deep into the technologies behind emerging and innovative open source projects as well as to learn about all the trends shaping software development today—from AI and cloud technology to blockchain and distributed computing.

    Connect with the open source community in Portland this summer. Meet industry experts and exchange insights with peers at networking events, lunch discussions and more. Check out the program and save 20% on your pass with code CAL20.

    Website
  • AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Agile Practitioners Book Club: Simon Sinek's Start with Why

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/262070829/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    Join us for a beer (or beverage of your choice) and a snack at the Rogue Eastside Pub to discuss Start with Why by Simon Sinek. (Our poll tied twice, and this is part two!)

    Here's the book in a nutshell, according to the handy Amazon description: "In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.

    Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?

    People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.

    START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY."

    Let's ponder and talk about how asking WHY will help us or hinder us on our agile journeys.

    Join the #reading channel in our AgilePDX slack workspace to share your thoughts & ideas about this and future reads. Not part of AgilePDX slack? Send a request to [masked] and we'll invite you.

    Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology https://www.profocustechnology.com/ . Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

  • 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
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot PDX

    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

Tomorrow

  • Monday
    Jul 15 2019
    O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    The O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference (OSCON) delivers a unique opportunity to dive deep into the technologies behind emerging and innovative open source projects as well as to learn about all the trends shaping software development today—from AI and cloud technology to blockchain and distributed computing.

    Connect with the open source community in Portland this summer. Meet industry experts and exchange insights with peers at networking events, lunch discussions and more. Check out the program and save 20% on your pass with code CAL20.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 16 2019
    Graphic Design with GIMP

    Free Geek

    Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

    Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

    This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

    Website
  • Kubernetes Anniversary Party

    Produce Row Cafe

    We're celebrating the 4th anniversary of releasing Kubernetes 1.0 at OSCON. Come celebrate with us!

    Whether you're attending OSCON, or a member of our local Cloud Native or Docker communities, you are welcome to join us for drinks and finger food and a fun activity TBD at Portland landmark Produce Row Cafe. There will be stickers, swag, and possibly prizes.

    You MUST RSVP on Eventbrite to be let in.

    Sponsored by:

    Google

    Red Hat

    VMware

    Website
  • Tech Workers Coalition PDX

    We are a coalition of workers in and around the tech industry, labor organizers, community organizers, and friends. Find out more at https://techworkerscoalition.org/pdx.

    At this general meeting, we’ll be discussing action items including movie screenings, bootcamp outreach, learning clubs, and more.

    Website
  • Portland C++ User's Group (PDXCPP)

    Citrix

    Do you use C++? Would you like to learn C++?

    Writing an operating system, an autonomous multi-agent system, video game, or hacking on a Raspberry Pi? Stuck on a problem and need another point of view? Perhaps you know C++ and would like to interact with others who also have experience with the language?

    Meet up with other C++ programmers to learn, share, and develop tips and tricks of the trade, find out what local C++ projects are happening, and especially to better understand modern C++! All experience levels are welcome: You aren't alone on your C++ journey!

    Our group is different than some others in that we focus on "modern" C++. We discussion many aspects of the current-- or even future-- C++ standards.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Jul 15 2019
    O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    The O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference (OSCON) delivers a unique opportunity to dive deep into the technologies behind emerging and innovative open source projects as well as to learn about all the trends shaping software development today—from AI and cloud technology to blockchain and distributed computing.

    Connect with the open source community in Portland this summer. Meet industry experts and exchange insights with peers at networking events, lunch discussions and more. Check out the program and save 20% on your pass with code CAL20.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jul 17 2019
    PDX Tableau User Group (TUG)

    The Portland Tableau User Group is meeting to discuss everyone's favorite data visualiization tool. Past meetings have focused on chart and table design, data cleaning, and (Tableau) server management.

    Meeting organized by InterWorks | www.interworks.com Meetings sponsored by Snowflake | www.snowflake.com

    Website
  • Jr Dev Meetup

    Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

    Website
  • Elixir & Erlang User Group Monthly Meeting

    FocusVision

    This month, Jesse Cooke (@jc00ke) will give his initial impressions of LiveView and an experience report of replacing a typical JS widget with LiveView.

    Location: Yeon Building, 522 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 900 9th Floor at the end of the hall.

    Note: Doors open at 5:30pm. Social time is 5:30-6:00. Lobby Doors lock at 6:00pm so please attempt to make it before then. The talks start at 6:00pm.

    • What we'll do The monthly meeting is the primary event offered by Elixir PDX. It includes presentations given by local and remote Elixir and Erlang presenters.

    • What to bring Yourself! A laptop sometimes comes in handy.

    • Important to know Pizza and drinks are typically provided by one of our sponsors.

    Website
  • Rust Hack Night

    Join your comrade Rustaceans at the Portland Rust Hack Night!

    An evening of Rust hacking and unstructured discussion at Mozilla's Portland office. All welcome, from beginners to experts.

    Among other things, we'll have a show of hands for people looking for help on Rust projects, and people interested in volunteering on a project, to see if we can't pair some folks up. If you've got a project, now's the time to get it into shape for collaboration!

    Website
  • PDX ML: Open Source AI for Social Good

    Wacom

    PDX ML is excited to partner with IBM's Center for Open Source Data and AI Technologies to host a night of 5-minute lightening talks under the theme, "Open Source AI for Social Good."

    Maybe you are tired from wandering around OSCON all day, or maybe you're just a local looking for something to do. Join us to learn about what people are doing with AI to help humanity.

    Schedule:

    6:30pm: Networking (Looking for food/beverage sponsor...)

    7:10pm: Opening remarks from Karl, Maureen, and Auggy

    7:15pm: Lightening talks - How many is up to YOU! We can easily schedule up to 10, based on community lightening talk pitches. Submit ideas now!

    8:45pm: Project Ideas. Pitch your Project Ideas to this meetup group

    9pm: End

    Got a lightening talk idea you want to present? Sign up now! https://forms.gle/ndt5MvHmiu7qz9P49

    Please review the PDX ML Code of Conduct - https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Machine-Learning-Meetup/pages/26227692/Code_of_Conduct/

    Website
  • Puppet Science Fair

    Puppet

    The Puppet community has a lot of people with exciting Open Source tricks up their sleeves. Are you interested in what they're hacking on or want to share what you're hacking on? An even bigger question…. Will you be in PDX for OSCON and want to come have a good time?

    Puppet is hosting a Science Fair party in our Portland home office the evening of July 17, 2019. Come have a drink and poke at some new toys; see what fun projects people are working on. We’ve got an Internet-enabled train layout, and will let you control the office Spotify playlist with Bolt, our orchestration tool. What does all this even mean? Come hang out and see!

    We'll have a few stations set up for you to explore and get your hands dirty with our Open Source projects. We'll have people sharing their own home DIY projects. And we'll have table spots for community members to showcase their own projects. Do you have something shiny to share?

    Maybe most importantly, finger food, beer, and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided. Come chill with us. We'd love to see you and hear what exciting things you've got going on.

    Let us know if you plan to come so we can make sure to have plenty of food on hand.

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - 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
  • Special Serverless Event with Adrian Cockroft

    This special edition of the PDX Serverless/AWS User Group will feature a fireside chat with Adrian Cockroft, VP of Cloud Architecture Strategy at Amazon Web Services, conducted by Ben Whaley, AWS Community Hero, author, and open source enthusiast.

    Join us to hear firsthand about Adrian's evolution from developing the cloud ecosystem as an instrumental Cloud Architect at Netflix to his VP role surrounding cloud strategy at AWS.

    ** Please note, an OSCON pass is not required.

    Schedule:

    Doors Open at 7:00 p.m. Fireside Chat to begin at 7:30 p.m.

    Drinks and Light Snacks will be served.

    Website
  • Official OSCON After Party, Sponsored by Expensify

    Bank of Expensify

    Celebrate another successful year at OSCON with Team Expensify!

    Expensify is transforming our office into a summer soiree on Wednesday, July 17th from 7:30-11:30 PM — come and say hello, grab some food and drink, catch up with old friends, and enjoy some lawn games in our historic office downtown. All-white attire is encouraged, but not required, to celebrate the sumer.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jul 18 2019
    DAMA PDX: Data Management From A Penetration Tester’s Perspective

    Presented by John Stephens, CISSP Managing Partner, Luminant Digital Security Data Management from a Penetration Tester’s Perspective – Zero Trust and Compliance

    It’s pretty much a daily occurrence where we hear some vulnerability or hack or about this or that breach, resulting in information disclosure on what seems increasingly to be hundreds of thousands or millions of records. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s become a regular occurrence where we hear about how some city opted to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom. Now, we could spend all day talking about all the things that went wrong to get to this point. That could include security patching, application development, system configuration, etc. One item that’s often overlooked is Data Management and its impact on security. In nearly every hack or breach, the ultimate goal of the attacker is to get to the data so it can be monetized. So how you manage the data is critical.

    This presentation is designed to give you insight into how attacks are executed, the tools and tricks the attackers use, and how data management can play a role in minimizing the damage when a breach occurs, or perhaps stopping it altogether. This effort can be significantly enhanced by adopting a zero trust approach with data access and backups. It can be significantly hindered by checklist “compliance” efforts that are not grounded in secure best practices. We’ll talk about these items based on observations and experience during actual Penetration Tests, so you can hear firsthand how data management can play a role in securing your data.

    When

    July 18th, 2019 (Chapter meetings held on third Thursday of the month)

    Schedule

    8:30 – 9:00 am – Sign In 9:00 – 10:15 am – Presentation 10:15 – 10:30 am – Break, Chapter Announcements 10:30 – 11:30 am – Presentation continued

    Website
  • Ruby Coworking

    Case Study Coffee

    An informal gathering of Ruby/Rails developers, working alongside each other. Join us!

  • Coffee w Co-Founders - Founder Story with Paige Hendrix Buckner, CEO @ ClientJoy

    Custom House/WeWork

    Paige Hendrix Buckner knows a lot about starting and growing a company. Not only has she been helping founders through her efforts at Founders Gym, but she has also been running ClientJoy which is a boutique birch box service with an Oregon focus. This month we'll sit down to talk about her incredible story and learn about some of the challenges she has faced along the way.

    About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

    https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Coffee-w-Co-Founders/events/262422869/

    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
  • Communtiy Manager Meetup coffee round table: Community Conferences & Big Events

    40 LBS Coffee Bar

    What does it take to run a community conference?

    What tools do you use for the website and promotion?

    How do you find content, speakers, sponsors, and venues?

    How do you handle financial accounting and money?

    When is the best time for your community to host "big" events?

    If you ask these questions or you have answers, join us! Community Manager Meetup is open to anyone who runs (or is interested in running) community organizations - everything from faith groups, tech meetups, little league soccer, and online groups.

    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
  • Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

    If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual 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 an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

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

    Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

    Website
  • Web Development 1

    Free Geek

    Please note: Thursday classes are held in the Classroom. Saturday classes are held in the Meeting Room.

    Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us at Free Geek for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS.

    Required skills: Comfort using a keyboard & mouse

    Website
  • Engineering Happy Hour-TENPDX

    This is an event for Engineers to get together over free food and drink after work and connect with other Engineering Professionals. If you consider yourself an Engineer in any field or discipline-please come.

    We will have a space reserved outside on the Patio (under cover), so come join us rain or shine! Food and drink will be available throughout the event.

    4:30pm - Networking starts 7:00pm - Event ends

    This is our only Vancouver event for the year-TENPDX will be back in the Portland area next month (August). Join our TENPDX LinkedIn group to stay up-to-date on upcoming event details https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12186406/

    If you are new to networking, don’t be shy, please come to a TENPDX event and say hi to Ann Jones, the Event Organizer of TENPDX and she will gladly help you make some introductions and get the ball rolling. You will be a networking pro in no time!!!

    *There will be Gluten Free food and drinks available. Please email the Event Organizer when you RSVP if you need a Gluten Free option so that enough will be provided at the event.

    *This event is for Engineers and Sponsor Partners only! If you are not an Engineer and would like to attend the event, please reach out to Ann Jones, the Event Organizer of TENPDX for more on information on how to Host and/or Sponsor the next TENPDX event.

    Website
  • Beers with Engineers - Beers with Engineers

    No agenda, no pitch, no bullshit. As always, come geek out, network, and have a good time.

    Beers with Engineers is a diverse group of engineers from a variety of fields coming together to share a drink after work, commiserate with like-minded nerds, and learn more about our respective industries.

    If it's your first time joining us, welcome! Ask at the bar for which table we're at.

    Also join our slack channel for updates on our meetups and to chat with other engineers in PDX:

    https://join.slack.com/t/beerswithengineers/shared_invite/enQtNjA0MTczNTI3ODQ3LWRiYmRhNWQ2OWVmYmZlNTgzMjdkMzhhOTQzZWYyNGI5ODg0NjFjZTBlZDg2NmQzMGRmOGI2NjgyZDI5YjIyNDI

    See you there!

    Website
  • Performance Efficiency Workshop: AWS Well-Architected Workshop Series

    July 18th Performance Efficiency Workshop: AWS Well-Architected Workshop Series

    We’re heading back in Portland on July 18th to dive into:

    Serverless architecture Scaling globally (in minutes!) Monitoring performance Using your resources efficiently when demand and technologies change

    Special Guest: Dean Dietrikx – Manager of the AWS Well-Architected Program

    Facilitated by CTO Ryan Comingdeer and Eddie Xu of New Relic.

    Date: July 18th Time: 5:30-7:30pm Location: New Relic 111 SW 5th Ave #2700, Portland, OR 97204 Cost: FREE, food and beverages provided

    Check out Dean’s interview with Ryan Comingdeer and Five Talent client Verdant Technologies on how the Well-Architected Framework transformed their business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=qV5YQ_T5pjk

    Register and attend to earn $25 in AWS Credits and a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot!

    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
  • Benefit Concert for the Software Freedom Conservancy: Schubert's "Winterreise"

    Classic Pianos

    Christian Höppler, bass, and Karl Fogel, piano, will perform Franz Schubert's famous song cycle Die Winterreise. The concert is free but donations are requested, all proceeds from which will benefit the Software Freedom Conservancy.

    These guys, both amateurs who work in Free software, have been rehearsing at my house and they are AWESOME. Goosebumps. The lyrics are in German but there will be translations.

    The 8:30 ending time is real - you will be able to attend the other parties, make it to dinner on time, etc.

  • Friday
    Jul 19 2019
    AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Virtual Pub Lunch: Coaching Your Team and Your Organization

    Zoom Online Event

    Missing out on round-table discussions due to location? Try out this virtual gathering.

    Join us to talk about coaching your team and your organization:
    Scrum, one of the well-defined (and light!) frameworks to adopt agile principles states the Scrum Master serves not only the PO and team, but also the organization. And this is not limited to "helping employees understand Scrum" but also includes "Causing change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team" - the limits of which are yours to interpret!
    Read more at https://www.scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html

    That said, we all have run into limits organization puts up, when change is happening from the team level upward. The Agile Fluency Model (https://www.agilefluency.org/) also takes a look at this balance of team and org, focusing on finding the right fit of agile practices that bring value to organizations.

    What have you experienced? And what has helped you become successful in fostering an organization culture and structure that supports engaged and productive team members? What setbacks and company struggles have you witnessed, as you partner with your teams and peers to coach agile practices?

    You are always welcome to join our community of practice. Bring your questions or stories to learn from and share!

    Connect with us via Zoom:
    Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/674417247

    Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

    Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 20 2019
    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
  • 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
  • Sunday
    Jul 21 2019
    AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Lean Coffee in the North

    Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/262235120/
    If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

    Join us for coffee/tea or beverage of your choice and fun discussions about how to overcome challenges we face or to share about Agile-inspired and other topics we agree or disagree with. This event is aimed at getting people in the North and NE areas of Portland and Vancouver together to facilitate discussions. It's not exclusive to people that live in the North and NE, just closer to those parts of the city to make it easier to come out.

    We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

    If you aren't going to be able to make it, please update your RSVP so that we know how many to expect.

    Parking:
    Use the Gotham Building Parking lot on the corner of N Page St and N Borthwick Ave.

    Building Entry:
    Entry to the building is best through the door by Little Gotham Coffee. We'll have someone meeting on time attendees at the door. For those that run a few minutes late due to traffic or other reasons out of your control, there will be directions at the door on how to contact someone to let you in.

    Weather Policy:
    Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagater 3 hours before event time. We will not have the event in ice, or snowy conditions.

    Percipio Consulting Group is opening up their offices to host this event.

    Percipio is a business consulting firm that helps companies identify opportunities for improvement and successfully implement meaningful changes. That means more efficient processes, shored-up controls, a technology solution that really works for you, or all of the above. They have helped many companies, both Fortune 500 and mid-sized, navigate complex projects by truly understanding business needs and defining up front what success will look like.

    Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology: https://www.profocustechnology.com/. Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

    New to Lean Coffee?

    It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the format we'll follow:

    Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

    Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to get a flavor for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

    Step 3: Each person gets five votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their Sharpie. Mark with a plus + if you agree with the topic and want to discuss it, or a minus - if you disagree and want to discuss it, mark it with a dot if you want to hear the discussion and maybe join in. You can put all votes on one, one across many, however you feel. Each mark counts as one vote.

    Step 4: The top vote-getting stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top. In an Agile fashion, we'll use groupings of ToDo, Doing, Done and Lessons learned.

    Step 5: Each of these stickies are discussed for 5 minutes, most votes first. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

    Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

  • PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Monday
    Jul 22 2019
    PDXWIT Fast Pitch: Get your rad idea in front of investors!

    Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-fast-pitch-get-your-rad-idea-in-front-of-investors-tickets-61614271946] is required to gain entry to this event

    Description Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for Fast Pitch.

    Calling all entrepreneurs! Got an idea that you think has potential, but you want some experts to weigh in? Or perhaps you are already making your dream a reality, have some investment and want to keep your momentum going? Perhaps you’re somewhere in between. Get in front of Oregon Venture Fund investors so they can provide informal, constructive feedback and connections. 90% of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a no-pressure way to tap into their connections and get early feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.

    Format:

    4:00 PM - Doors Open / networking

    4:30 PM - Entrepreneur Pitches (2 minutes each)

    5:15 PM - Entrepreneurs and investors connect

    6:00 PM - Event ends

    Entrepreneurs:

    Sign up to get feedback on your business or idea, with the understanding that no business is too early or incomplete. Find out if you’ve got something that will grab the attention of investors. Learn about the current menu of local funding sources.

    OVF Investors:

    Please sign up to provide informal, constructive feedback and connections for early entrepreneurs.

    Community Members (space is limited):

    Come observe these inspiring entrepreneurs as they share their brilliant ideas. Hopefully you will leave inspired to present at the next Slow Pitch event!

    Event FAQ

    Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

    A: No, gender neutral restrooms will not be available.

    Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

    A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

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

    A: Yes, food and drink will be available.

    Q: What is the parking situation?

    A: Parking can be found in the basement of the building (entrance on Park Ave between Yamhill and Morrison) or in the SmartPark across the street (entrance on 10th between Yamhill and Morrison). We can validate at both locations!

    Q: Is there secured bike parking?

    A: There is bike parking in our parking garage (entrance on Park Ave between Yamhill and Morrison). The room is not secured, but it is monitored by the parking attendant.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

    A: Public transportation is easy! The event is a block away from the Max and the Streetcar.

    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.

  • Exploring Film & Media Production in XR

    New Relic

    Don't miss our summer networking event! On Monday, July 22nd, come join OMPA and Design Reality in this awesome event next week! We'll be exploring how XR—an umbrella term for AR, VR, and MR—can be used to assist and improve film and media production. Guest speakers include experienced VR & VFX producer Will Maurer and immersive influencer Eugene Capon. This is a great opportunity to learn more about virtual reality and network with local professionals. This event will take place in the "Big Pink" with great food and two drink tickets for every guest. This event is free for OMPA members. For non-members, tickets will go from $20 to $25 after Tuesday, 7/15. Register here: https://ompa.z2systems.com/np/clients/ompa/eventRegistration.jsp?event=32&

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 23 2019
    Intro to Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

    Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

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  • Lunch & Learn - Escaping the Government Pricing Pinch: From Gross to Net

    Organizations that thrive typically all have one thing in common: They understand what contributes, and detracts, from their bottom line. But mastering that task in a world of hidden government pricing is becoming a tightrope walk. That’s because government pricing programs can disproportionately impact sales channels—and paint a vastly different picture of a company’s financial status when comparing gross and net incomes.

    Small biotech companies are frequently unaware of the impact government pricing channels will have on their developing financial models for new products. Government-regulated payers—such as Medicaid, Medicare, VA, and DOD—often leave financial ambiguity in their wake, as smart, competent, capable companies can’t keep up with the changing rules, regulations and risks inherent in government pricing. They need a guide.

    Join Jason Hardaway, Managing Partner at CiiTA LLC, as he discusses government-mandated price controls, such as Medicaid, 340B, and VA—and the hidden impacts of each of these controls on your financial models. You’ll receive a roadmap on how to navigate their nuances and how to avoid their potentially devastating pitfalls. This knowledge, and an understanding of these channels pre-launch, will protect revenue and keep your investors happy.

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  • How to Raise Your Prices - For Women Entrepreneurs

    Hatch Lab PDX,

    Raising prices can be intimidating. Come learn how to increase your rates strategically and network with other women entrepreneurs!

    You'll learn: * Why you should be charging more * How to strategically raise your prices * Best practices for communicating price changes to clients

    Price: $18

    Hatch Members: $13 ($5 off) with promo code: hatch5

    Event Schedule: 5:30pm-6pm Networking & Appetizers 6pm-7:30pm Presentation + Q&A

    FAQ

    1. Who can attend? Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome! This is an inclusive event.

    2. Why is this just for women? Because I believe that low rates are contributing to the earning disparity between men and women. This seminar digs into the unique challenges we face as women entrepreneurs and ways to overcome them.

    3. Can I skip the networking and show up at 6pm? Absolutely! I encourage you to come to the networking but only if it works with your schedule.

    Speaker

    Melissa Barker is a business coach, digital marketing consultant, and textbook author. Along with first-hand experience negotiating price increases as a woman entrepreneur, Melissa specialized in negotiation during her MBA program. In addition, she received formal debate training and worked as a debate coach, where she mentored women in the debate community. Melissa is also a mentor for Five One Labs' "Female Founders Fellowship" and helps female entrepreneurs in conflict-affected areas.

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  • PHPDX - Exploring Dependency Injection

    WeWork

    Join us for food and learning about technical challenges.

    Title: Exploring Dependency Injection
    Speaker: Alena Holligan
    Description: What’s the difference between service location and dependency injection? Why is this dependency injection thing such a big deal anyway, and how do you use that tool correctly? Answering these questions and more, including real-world examples of refactoring an application toward the more explicit, testable, closer-to-SOLID applications.

    To get there:
    Enter the Pioneer Place mall on SW 5th Avenue and SW Morrison and head to the 3rd floor, look for the WeWork offices.
    Photo ID will be required to enter the venue, there should be folks at the front desk to help.

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 24 2019
    Programming with Python 3

    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? Join us!

    This class is part 3 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language.

    In this class you will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming with Python. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism and other scary sounding terms will be demystified!

    Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with Python 1 and Programming with Python 2

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  • CloudBolt Open House

    Revolution Hall

    Please join the CloudBolt team for an Open House at our new space in Revolution Hall!

    We invite members of the Portland and software engineering communities to enjoy an evening of networking and socializing. Light snacks, refreshments, games and raffle prizes await. Get to know us and our open positions.

    Winner of TAO’s 2019 “Influential Technology Company Not Headquartered in Oregon” award, CloudBolt is poised for growth and now hiring for several open roles. Bring your resume and learn more about becoming part of the leading cloud management team at CloudBolt!

    Questions? Email [email protected].


    CloudBolt is the industry's leading hybrid cloud management platform provider. With CloudBolt, enterprise IT can configure and manage private and public cloud resources—quickly, securely, and cost-effectively—while empowering DevOps and end-users with self-service provisioning environments. Today, CloudBolt is deployed in the world’s largest enterprises, across all industries, including financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology services, and more.

    CloudBolt kick-started 2019 with a record 150 percent surge in annual revenue and a 40 percent increase in enterprise customers worldwide in 2018.

    CloudBolt... Proud winner of the TAO Award under the ’non-headquartered’ category: http://www.techoregon.org/blog/oregon-technology-awards-2019-winners-announced

    Portland, Oregon ranks #8 in US News - “Best Places to Live”: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/oregon/portland

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  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - 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!

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  • Thursday
    Jul 25 2019
    Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

    If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

    ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual 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 an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

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

    Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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  • Intro to Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

    Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

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  • #FullStackPDX : July : Critique

    AltSource HQ

    Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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  • 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 - 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
    Jul 26 2019
    Anatomy of a Computer -- 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.

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  • Saturday
    Jul 27 2019
    Advanced Command Line: Become a Super User

    Free Geek

    Go further with the command line! Get to know grep, bash shortcuts, and other resources for working quickly and accurately in the command line. Basic proficiency required.

    Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics (https://commandlinebasics.eventbrite.com)

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  • Podcasting Basics

    Free Geek

    Podcasts are the talk of the town! Whether you are interested in podcasts about news, botany, or even knitting, digital storytelling is fun and anyone with access to a computer can record their own podcast. You might want to share your expertise, interview fascinating people, or tell great stories to an audience that will truly appreciate them.

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  • Sunday
    Jul 28 2019
    2019 Mondo Croquet World Championships and Mad Hatter Picnic!

    Mondo Croquet – it's croquet, American style with bowling balls and sledgehammers!

    Hey, we've been doing this since 1997, and your gramma says HI!

    What: Bring a bowling ball and a sledgehammer. Don’t worry if you don’t have, we’ve got plenty of extras to loan out You’ll enjoy yourself more if you’re dressed appropriately in lawn whites, or Mad Hatter gear, or simply appropriately inappropriate. Peruse some of our photos for ideas. Bring along something to share for the picnic and something cold to drink. …and you might want a chair. It’s a smashing time. Tell your friends! Taunt your enemies!

    For photos and more info, point your browzah to http://mondocroquet.com

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