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  • Monday
    Feb 15 2016
    NewTech PDX

    FlexSpace

    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

    Agenda
    5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    6:30pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: Kimmy Gustafson of Manage My Co-Op

    • Pres. #2: Heber Michaels of Eber Health
    • Pres. #3: Tov Arneson of Validated
    • Pres. #4: Alex Mason of CloseFox
    • Pres. #5: Jennifer Dawson of Super Specific Vinyl

    8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

    Website
  • CoreOS + Techno-Activism 3rd Monday

    Join us on Monday, February 15th for a joint CoreOS and Techno-Activism 3rd Monday meetup. We'll have two knowledgable CoreOS presenters, Alex Crawford and Matthew Garrett, as well as lots of tasty food! Come learn about security and CoreOS.

    6:00 pm

    Food, Drink, Networking

    6:30 pm

    New Ways to Deploy and Manage Applications at Scale

    Alex Crawford, software developer at CoreOS

    The last decade belonged to virtual machines and the next one belongs to containers. CoreOS is a new Linux distribution designed specifically for application containers and running them at scale. This talk will examine all the major components of CoreOS (etcd, fleet, docker, systemd) and how these components work together.

    7:15 pm

    Protecting Laptops Against High-Level Adversaries

    Matthew Garrett, principal security software engineer at CoreOS

    You’ve left your laptop in your hotel room. You come back, turn it on and type in your disk encryption passphrase. And, just like that, you've granted access to all your private data to the person who slipped in with a USB stick while you were out.

    This isn't a hypothetical case. We've seen companies selling tools that are intended to bypass disk encryption by simply modifying the boot process and waiting for the user to type in their decryption key. It's a worrying situation, but it's one that we can protect users against.

    This presentation will describe how some of the same techniques used to protect servers can be used to verify the state of laptops. It'll demonstrate the use of a novel but straightforward piece of software that allows users to use widely deployed hardware to let users check the security of their system at a glance. And it'll talk about why you still need to be afraid of a smaller set of really scary people.

    8:00

    Networking

    Interested in speaking at a CoreOS meetup or hosting a future event? Please reach out to marketing at coreos.com to discuss!

    Website
  • ArchaeologyFest Film Series: Best of 2015

    5th Avenue Cinema

    Program A: Friday, January 15 Maximon: Saint or Devil (Guatemala) 66 min. This film is a documentary about a controversial Maya deity who personifies good and evil simultaneously. Maximon, also known as a San Simon, or the drinking and smoking saint of Guatemala, is a mixture of ancient Maya beliefs and Christianity. The movie concentrates on the people who surround Maximon with their strong personalities, opinions and faith. Maximon is honored and loved because he performs miracles, but he is also feared and despised because he is used to cast curses that can result in death. Giving us a rare view into the rituals and fiestas honoring Maximon, the documentary leads us on a journey that is both joyous and terrifying. Ultimately Maximon transcends the duality of good and evil, reflecting the Maya cosmovision in which everything in the universe co-exists. (Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite competition)

    Talking Stone: Rock Art of the Cosos (USA) 54 min. Hidden away in the canyons of a top-secret military base on the edge of the Mojave Desert is the largest concentration of rock art in North America, perhaps in the world. Created thousands of years ago by a now-vanished culture, it represents the oldest art in California. Talking Stone explores these remote canyons and the mysteries surrounding these indelible images. Who created these rock art images? Why did they create these images? What does that say about their culture in the grand scheme of humanity? All of these questions are examined in further detail.

    Program B: Saturday, January 16 The Mahouts of Kerala (Germany) 50 min. In the midst of bustling traffic, wiry men can be seen leisurely weaving their elephants between cars and motorized rickshaws. Unperturbed by the noise and crowds around them, the mahouts ride atop their bulky creatures as they wander majestically through the city. For Hindus, elephants symbolize the highly revered god Ganesha, who is responsible for happiness and fortune. Over 5000 mahouts live in the state of Kerala in southwestern India. The men look after the elephants of temples and wealthy private citizens. The elephants are the highlight of every religious ceremony and festival in countless Hindu temples throughout the country. The Mahouts of Kerala is a window into the exotic world of the elephant-loving Princess Lakshmi and the mahout Kuttan, whose family has been caring for the Maharaja’s elephants for generations. (Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite competition )

    On the Trail of the Far Fur Country (Canada) 81 min. The Romance of the Far Fur Country was released in 1920, two years before the legendary film Nanook of the North. Upon rediscovering the documentary in a British archive, another film crew begins a journey to bring this lost film back to life, taking it to the northern communities where the film was originally shot. As people watch the footage from 1919, something special happens. Images come to life; people recognize their family members, their landscapes and their lost traditions. Contrasting then and now, On the Trail of the Far Fur Country is an intimate portrait of Canada and its Aboriginal people and a chronicle of how life in the North has changed in the last century. (Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Honorable Mention by Jury for Inspiration; Honorable Mention by Jury in Best Film competition; Honorable Mention in Audience Favorite competition; Special Mention by Jury for best archival footage)

    Program C: Friday, January 22 Roman Engineering: Aqueducts (Spain) 58 min. This documentary relives the moment in history when the decision was taken to build the aqueduct of Nemausus (modern Nimes in France). An engineer is commissioned to decide where to build the town and to provide it with an aqueduct to guarantee a water supply. Isaac Moreno allows the viewer to see all this through the eyes of that engineer. By means of precise and elaborate computer simulations, combined with superb pictures taken from the air and land, he helps us understand the structures and engineering needed to turn the Nimes aqueduct into a reality. Armed with that knowledge, he then takes us on a dizzying journey across the whole Roman Empire, where other breathtaking structures were built and challenges met with amazing technical solutions. (Best Animation & Effects by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Honorable Mention by Jury for Script; Honorable Mention by Jury for Inspiration)

    Saving Mes Aynak (USA) 63 min. Follow Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori as he races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan from imminent demolition. A Chinese state-owned mining company is closing in on the ancient site, eager to harvest $100 billion dollars worth of copper buried directly beneath the archaeological ruins. Only 10 percent of Mes Aynak has been excavated, though, and some believe future discoveries at the site have the potential to redefine the history of Afghanistan and the history of Buddhism itself. Qadir Temori and his fellow Afghan archaeologists face what seems an impossible battle against the Chinese, the Taliban and local politics to save their cultural heritage from likely erasure. (Best Public Education Value by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Inspiration; Best Film by Jury)

    Program D: Saturday, January 23 Abu Haraz (Poland) 73 min. Abu Haraz is a small village in the middle of the desert in North Sudan. The construction of a huge dam on the Nile has interfered with the age-old, natural rhythm of the lives of its residents. The film makers have spent several years with them, observing their vain attempts to turn back fate and stop the construction of the dam in order to continue their way of life. Struggle, loss, pain, sacrifice, perseverance, and dedication to their natural lifestyle are all evident in this film. (Honorable Mention by Jury for Cinematography; Special Mention by Jury for best documentation of cultural change)

    Agave Is Life (USA) 60 min. Texas-based archaeologists Meredith Dreiss and David Brown take the viewer on a 10,000 year visual exploration of the symbiotic relationship between agave and the humans who have depended upon it. Agave Is Life, narrated by Edward James Olmos, delves into the ceremonial and sacred importance of this multi-purpose plant, native to the Americas. From the ancient past to the present we learn how agave became embedded in myth, religion and cultural identity. The film ends with a look to the future as today’s scientists worry about the loss of species and related human folkways—emblematic of planet-wide concerns about sustainability and our environment. (Best Narration by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Animation & Effects; Honorable Mention by Jury for Public Education Value; Best Script by Jury; Honorable Mention by Jury for Cinematography; Honorable Mention by Jury for Music; Honorable Mention by Jury in Best Film competition; Audience Favorite)

    TAC Festival 2016 to be screened in the Recital Hall at The Shedd Institute

    ALI announces the next edition of The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, May 11-15, 2015, in the Recital Hall at The Shedd Institute, 868 High Street (for film screenings, May 12-15), and at the Hilton Eugene and Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue (for our Conference on Cultural Heritage Film, May 11-15), in downtown Eugene, Oregon. TAC Festival will bring to Oregon the world’s best films on archaeology, ancient cultures, and indigenous peoples as well as people from far and wide to discuss and network about cultural heritage media. Please join us in welcoming to Eugene the people of the world for this cinematic celebration of the human cultural heritage. Details at http://bit.ly/1hYf3Wv.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Tuesday
    Feb 16 2016
    VanTechy

    Old Ivy Tap Room

    Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

    Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

    Website
  • Portland Geek Dinner

    Be There and Be Square!

    We've listened and acted... we're switching to Geek Dinner in a place with adult beverages!

    We'll be looking to the RSVPs to guide our reservation. Please let us know you are coming!

    Website
  • Get started with PHP 7 & Exploiting the Brain for Fun and Profit

    Treehouse

    Let's kick off the new year with our fellow PHP Users at the new Treehouse office! We have two awesome talks lined up for you.

    The next major version of PHP is HERE! Robert Parker will give us an introduction to PHP 7.

    PHP 7 is significantly faster and ships with many new features such as strict mode, return types and more. Despite all these big changes the number of backwards incompatibilities are minimal. We will go over the new features of PHP 7 and discuss some of the backwards compatibility breaks so you can start using PHP 7 when it is released.

    Also join Alena Holligan to learn how to Exploit the Brain for Fun and Profit.

    Sure, you could improve yourself or promote your project the normal way, with hard work and years of slow, incremental progress. Or you could use the brain's built-in cheat codes and hack your way to success. Plagued by a raft of bugs and unwanted features, use these to your advantage to teach, learn and persuade. Tour of some of the most amusing bugs and exploits as we interface with our brains.

    Food and drink will be provided.

    Thanks to Treehouse for hosting this month's meeting!

    Website
  • Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
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    Free Geek

    Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

    Topic to be announced!

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 17 2016
    Portland 1 Million Cups - Learn about TripGrid

    Deskhub

    Excited to have TripGrid speaking to us this week!


    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

    Website
  • A Skeptic's Guide to Branding

    Idealist

    17 February 2016 — 6 to 7pm

    Our Topic

    There are few things given more skepticism by the geeks of the world than marketing. Indeed, we like to see ourselves as above the buzzwords and cheesy stock photographs, safe in a world where the empirically best solution is the one that will win out.

    But there's a problem. Marketing, and especially branding, is critical to the geek's career. Indeed, geeks from John Gruber to Jeff Atwood have become big names in programming, and it's not by accident- they know how to make and expose a great, genuine professional identity. Projects turn from hobbyist hacks to enterprise concerns thanks to their clear, strong branding. For the successful geek, branding is essential, but we can be just too skeptical to take advantage.

    Well, no longer. I've trudged through the marketing landscape and found the bits that anyone can be okay with applying. I'll go through finding an authentic identity for yourself or your next project, so you can put together an appealing image without having to lie through your teeth. And I'll back it up not with lofty promises, but with a skeptic's favorite thing: science.

    Our speaker, Zoe Landon

    Zoe Landon has been messing with computers since childhood and making them work more or less correctly for the last 8 years. She has a Software Engineering degree mostly used for front-end web development, and a Creative Writing minor mostly used for confusing people. Zoe's many entrepreneurial efforts have resulted in an interview with Sir Christopher Lee, vulgarities from a British rock band, and other minor successes.

    She can often be found partaking in trivia and wearing a silly hat.

    Follow Zoe on Twitter.

    Website
  • Refresh Portland - A Skeptic’s Guide to Branding

    FINE

    There are few things given more skepticism by the geeks of the world than marketing. Indeed, we like to see ourselves as above the buzzwords and cheesy stock photographs, safe in a world where the empirically best solution is the one that will win out.

    But there’s a problem. Marketing, and especially branding, is critical to the geek’s career. Indeed, geeks from John Gruber to Jeff Atwood have become big names in programming, and it’s not by accident- they know how to make and expose a great, genuine professional identity. Projects turn from hobbyist hacks to enterprise concerns thanks to their clear, strong branding. For the successful geek, branding is essential, but we can be just too skeptical to take advantage.

    Well, no longer. I’ve trudged through the marketing landscape and found the bits that anyone can be okay with applying. I’ll go through finding an authentic identity for yourself or your next project, so you can put together an appealing image without having to lie through your teeth. And I’ll back it up not with lofty promises, but with a skeptic’s favorite thing: science.

    Our speaker, Zoe Landon

    Zoe Landon has been messing with computers since childhood and making them work more or less correctly for the last 8 years. She has a Software Engineering degree mostly used for front-end web development, and a Creative Writing minor mostly used for confusing people. Zoe’s many entrepreneurial efforts have resulted in an interview with Sir Christopher Lee, vulgarities from a British rock band, and other minor successes.

    She can often be found partaking in trivia and wearing a silly hat.

    Website
  • OWASP: Inspiring People to Embrace Risk Management

    New Relic

    This month's OWASP chapter meeting features Andrew Plato, President and CEO of Anitian.

    Talk

    Security leaders are under supreme pressure to build security programs that protect the business without disabling the business. However, the greatest impediment to success is not the technologies or regulations, but rather the people who must implement a security program. As a security leader, how do you communicate important risk, security, and compliance concepts to your team in a manner that inspires them to action? The answer is security vision. We live in world where people do not want more rules, they want meaning. The problem with so much of what we do in security is that it often seems annoying and unnecessary to users and executives. When people understand the mission and vision of the organization, they are naturally inclined to follow good practices. In this presentation, veteran security leader, as well as a CEO, Andrew Plato will discuss how to create, foster, and promote security vision to improve engagement with your co-workers. We will discuss communication, leadership, and motivational strategies that clarify and simplify security concepts to drive maximum employee engagement.

    Speaker

    Andrew Plato, CISSP, CISM, QSA

    In 1995 while working at Microsoft, Andrew executed the first known instance of a SQL Injection attack against an early e-commerce site. When he demonstrated this attack to the developers, they dismissed the issue as irrelevant. This intrigued but also inspired Andrew to found Anitian with the goal of helping people understand the complexities of information security.
    Today, Anitian is one of the most trusted names in security intelligence with clients worldwide. Anitian has a mission to Build Great Security Leaders. For the past 20 years, Andrew and Anitian have consistently executed on this mission with innovative, pragmatic answers to the most vexing security, compliance, and risk challenges. Andrew’s career encompasses nearly every dimension of information security. He has participated in thousands of security projects, written hundreds of articles, and advised hundreds of C-level executives. Being a both a business owner and security practitioner allows Andrew to bring a unique perspective to any discussion regarding security, technology, and governance. Andrew is well-known for delivering entertaining presentations that challenge conventional thinking and deliver practical answers to complex IT security challenges.


    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland


    Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Website
  • Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group - Hacking Social

    We moved our meeting to the third Wednesday to avoid conflict with PDX iOS!

    We're getting together to chat about mobile and get hands on. We'll have activities at all levels, from getting started for the first time, to bring-your-own-projects, to a group project we started in November or other projects of choice.

    Website
  • Measure Twice, Cut Once: Simple KPIs That Accurately Inform Your Marketing Roadmap

    Simple

    How does your marketing department measure success? Which metrics are the most important indicators of if you're optimally serving your business? How were these KPIs selected? And are they still relevant to your business objectives?

    If questions like these keep you up at night, the TAO Marketing Committee has wrangled up the top tech marketing minds in Portland to discuss how their departmental KPIs feed their organizational objectives. They'll recommend strategies on KPI selection and give in-the-field testimonials of their successes and failures. Questions are encouraged so come prepared!

    Panel:

    Chris Fisher, Senior Director of Marketing at Tripwire Chris comes to the TAO panel through Tripwire, a cybersecurity company located in downtown Portland. He is an accomplished marketing leader who thinks creatively and analytically to drive growth. His focus on data-driven marketing that delivers measurable outcomes fuels online marketing strategies to build brands and maximize user experience. He comes to Tripwire after decades with Tektronix and PacifiCorp focused on demand generation, brand awareness, and content strategy.

    Hillary Ervin, Director of Demand Generation at Navex Global Hillary comes to the TAO panel through Navex Global, a compliance software leader in Lake Oswego. She is a successful thought leader in all aspects of demand generation. In the digital sector, she blends her experience in lead generation and demand generation to fuel corporate growth and brand awareness. Her decorated history at Tripwire resulted in rapid international market growth and she is an influential part of the Oregon marketing community.

    Ken Anderson - VP of Marketing at Smarsh Ken comes to the TAO panel through Smarsh, a Portland firm delivering cloud-based archiving solutions for the enterprise. He is responsible for the implementation and execution of strategies surrounding a wide range of areas, including product marketing, sales enablement, demand generation, analyst relations, corporate communications, and web + social media programs. His past with in professional sports will lend an extra dimension to this panel and we will all benefit from his tech marketing insight.

    Kathy Stromberg - VP of Marketing at Webtrends Kathy comes to the TAO panel via Webtrends, a Portland-based company offering web analytics, measurement, testing, and more. She is a passionate tech marketing executive with proven track record of success. Her career has been built on business growth, driving down costs, and improving critical processes to deliver competitive market positions. Whether at Webtrends, PECI, or HP, Kathy's passion about measurable marketing makes her a perfect fit for this panel.

    Moderator:

    Dan Cacacungan, Senior Director of Strategy and Planning at Babcock & Jenkins As a strategic thinker for businesses of all sizes, Dan believes that the best brands are built on a common understanding and common cause shared by businesses and their customers. Wielding that belief, he has helped icons like NASDAQ, Intel, Sony and Nordstrom move from marketing to their audiences, to relating to them at every stage of the brand experience. His wealth and diversity of industry experience make him a perfect moderator for this TAO event.

    Details: Date: Wednesday, Feburary 17th, 2016 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Simple, 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 Price: Members $25 | Nonmembers $45

    Website
  • Jr Dev Meetup

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

    Website
  • AgilePDX: TDD: The Best Agile Engineering Techniques for Front-end Code

    Puppet Labs

    Test-driven development, refactoring, evolutionary design… these Agile engineering techniques have long been established for back-end code. But what about the front-end? For too many teams, it's dismissed with a "JavaScript sucks!" and unreliable, brittle code.

    In this session, we look at what it takes to bring the best of Agile development to front-end code. Test-drive your JavaScript and refactor your CSS.

    James Shore teaches, writes, and consults on Agile development processes. He is a recipient of the Agile Alliance's Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice, co-author of /The Art of Agile Development/, and host of "Let's Code: Test-Driven JavaScript." In 2012, InfoQ named him one of the "most influential people in Agile." You can find his screencasts at letscodejavascript.com and essays at jamesshore.com.

    Website
  • Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur
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    DeskHub

    Do you want to start your own technology company, but don't know where to get started? You are not alone. Every day millions of people go to jobs they don't enjoy, but few do something about it. At the “Employee to Entrepreneur” event, you can hear the stories, tips, and best practices of those who left their jobs to pursue their own startup company. Listen to the experiences of people just like you that have made the transition, and discuss any questions or concerns that you have. How do you know if you have a good idea? What are the first steps in an entrepreneurial journey? Join us for a fun evening!

    Website
  • Weekly Maker Meetup

    Watershed PDX

    Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? Cat and Watershed PDX team up to offer just the space!

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

    From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

    All attendees will need to sign-in with Cat before entering the meetup space. All information will be kept confidential.

    By attending this event you agree that neither Watershed nor myself is liable for any injury you may receive while working on your project, and that you will follow the Code of Conduct.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 18 2016
    Information Quality Scoring (IQ Scoring) - DAMA Portland

    IQScoring is an assessment methodology CQN is using across the company to help communicate the IQ state of key enterprise datasets and applications. It produces a simple metric that is easy to communicate to business stakeholders and management in a consistent way, encouraging IQ conversations where frequently overlooked or excluded. This technique can be a valuable tool in the hands of Data Scientists, Analysts, and Business Decision-Makers.

    For more information and to register, visit damapdx.org

    About the Speaker

    Rodney Schackmann joined Intel in 1993, with time in IT and business groups, he joined CQN in 2010 where he is currently a Sr. Staff Information Architect.

    He is a frequent presenter at Information / Data Quality and Data Governance related conferences. His history includes software development, management, consulting, mentoring, and strategic technical leadership.

    His time at Intel has primarily been focused on Key Information efforts — driving cross-organizational teams to better solutions with higher Information Quality results. Rodney currently runs the enterprise-wide Information Quality program for CQN.

    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

    Our chapter meetings have a nominal cost to cover refreshments and speaker expenses.

    • Free for Members!
    • $15 for Non-Members
    • $5 for Students with valid student ID
    • View the list of corporate members at damapdx.org

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

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

    DAMA-Portland Metro members and attendees enjoy the opportunity to hear industry leading professionals present on relevant topics and the most current technologies and methodologies of the day.

    Prior presentations and speakers for this year (2016):

    • January: "Framing Business Problems as Data Mining Problems" with Asoka Diggs (Intel)

    Upcoming Presentation & Speakers for 2016:

    • February: "Information Quality (IQ Scoring)" with Rodney Schackmann (Intel) at The Standard
    • March: "Advanced Data Visualization" with Michael Scofield (Loma Linda University) at The Standard
    • April: "The Vital Role Data Managers in E –Discovery and Information Governance" with Mike Hamilton & Nancy Patton (Exterro) at Cambia/Regence
    • May: "Agile Development and Data Management" with Michele Goetz (Forrester Research) at The Standard
    Website
  • Ruby Coworking

    Crema Bakery & Cafe

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

  • Clover Developer Meetup
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    Clover is the fastest-growing POS platform, and has the largest App Market for small and medium size businesses (SMBs).

    At this event, you'll have a chance to:

    Check out Clover hardware: Station, Mini, and Mobile

    Learn about the Clover platform

    Meet the Clover App Market team

    Participate in a Q&A panel with Clover Sales Reps

    Website
  • Networking Night @ Metal Toad

    Join us for a night of lightning talks and networking at Metal Toad! The theme for the event is Building the Future of Women in Tech


    There will be lightning talks on different topics, scattered throughout their office. More info TBA.

    Speakers

    TBA. Stay tuned!

    Program


    6:00-6:30 - Check-in
    6:30-6:40 - Women Who Code Intro
    6:40-7:40 - Lightning Talks 
    7:45-8:30 - Wrap-up

    Who Should Attend? 

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

    About Metal Toad 

    Metal Toad offers software consulting, implementation, and management built around client success. They pursue long-term partnerships, where they work together with their clients to transform their businesses .

    More info: www.metaltoad.com

    Website
  • Deploying Selenium with Docker and Kubernetes by Elson Rodriguez

    A peek at the future of software deployment, featuring Selenium 


    Brought to us from Elson Rodriguez a reluctant crafter of digital ducttape

    Come learn the latest in setting up Selenium Grids!  Hope to see you all there! 

    Website
  • PDXPUG: February meeting

    Iovation

    Portland Postgres Users Group See website for details.

    Website
  • Code Oregon Labs - Building Responsive Websites

    Code Fellows

    Code Fellows invites online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs. We'll kick off this month's lab with a 30 minute demo on how to build a responsive website -- a site that adapts to user devices (mobile, tablet, desktop).

    Jana Uhrich, developer at WebMD Health Services will do a 30 minute demo, followed by the usual open lab with volunteer tutors on hand to help you with whatever you're working on.

    The 30 min. talk/demo will focus on HTML, CSS, & JavaScript. Tutors are knowledgeable on these and other stacks.

    Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows provides tutors at a 6:1 ratio -- and pizza for the hungry!

    Website
  • OpenStack PDX February

    Puppet Labs

    For our February meetup, Lance Albertson (Director of OSU's Open Source Labs) will join us to talk about their adventures in deploying, maintaining and contributing to OpenStack.

    Lance Albertson became OSL director in early 2013. He has managed all of the hosting activities that the OSL provides for more than 160 high-profile open source projects since joining the lab as lead systems administrator and architect in 2007. Lance’s involvement in the open source community began in 2003, when he became a developer and package maintainer with Gentoo Linux.

    Website
  • Application of analytics for optimizing wireless plans for IoT devices

    Mozilla

    Satish Doguparthy will talk about the application of analytics using R for optimizing wireless plans for IoT devices.

    Doors open at 6:00 pm - talk starts 6:30 pm - We need to be out of the venue before 8 pm

    NOTE 1: We have a new venue. We now meet at Mozilla's offices at 1120 NW Couch St #320 - still downtown, not far from our previous location.

    We'll go to a local watering hole (to be decided) after the talk if there's enough interest.

    Hashtag for PDX R meetups: #pdxrlang & the Twitter account to follow/tweet at is @pdxrlang

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 19 2016
    Snowdrift.coop meetup
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    Snowdrift.coop casual chat, hang-out, open to all supporters, volunteers, curious folks, and guests. At this meetup, we'll be visit with new Community Director William "Salt" Hale who is coming down from Seattle.

    Snowdrift.coop is a non-profit community platform building a new sustainable patronage system for public goods (particularly free/libre/open works). We welcome volunteers in all areas including non-technical general design, organizing, and co-op structure issues. On the technical side, the site uses the Yesod web framework written in Haskell alongside basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript.

    We have a strong Portland foundation with one of the co-founders, the lead developer, and several active volunteers and supporters in the area.

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  • Saturday
    Feb 20 2016
    EAST Knowledge - "Coffee Break" #6

    Cafe Delirium

    Come join us for coffee and "tech-talk" at Cafe Delirium! If you are not yet familiar with our group, the coffee break is a nice opportunity to drop by and introduce yourself. We have the room in the back reserved. We're going to hang out for a couple of hours, so feel free to come by, talk shop, show off what you're working on, ask questions and pick each other's brains. We look forward to seeing you there! All are welcome!

    • What: Coffee Break
    • Where: Cafe Delirium
    • When: 10:00am - Noon, Saturday, February 20th, 2016
    • Why: Sharing what we know over good coffee
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  • Sunday
    Feb 21 2016
    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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  • Data Science Hack Day

    Programming in Python? R? What about D3? No matter which language you prefer, come join us for Data Science Hack Day! We will spend a chill afternoon working on our projects and learning from each other.

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  • Monday
    Feb 22 2016
    Campaign Planning Workshop with the Nonprofit Technology Network

    Expert presenters and facilitators will walk attendees through strategies, frameworks, and best practices of the overall lifecycle of a successful campaign--from planning to implementation. Whether one’s focus is on fundraising, advocacy, special events, or program delivery, this workshop will help attendees develop campaign strategy effectively manage a campaign, monitor and evaluate success of a campaign, and integrate campaigns and community-building for long-term impact.

    We have scholarships available! Please email events@nten.org if you're interested.

    Title: Campaign Planning & Management When: Monday, February 22 9am-3:30pm Where: Portland: Mercy Corp Headquarters, 28 SW 1st Ave, Aceh Community Room Cost: $50 for NTEN Members, $100 for Non-Members (snacks and lunch provided) Register: http://www.nten.org/event/nten-lab-portland-campaign-planning-management/

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  • Portland Cassandra User Group Meetup

    New Relic

    Come and talk to other Cassandra users about Cassandra and uses and abuses of the technology. It will be hosted at New Relic with free pizza and beer.

    Doors open at 6 and talks begin at 6:30.

    Topic: Using Cassandra with Apache Spark

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 23 2016
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event

    New Relic

    Join us for happy hour at New Relic! No specific agenda, just network and have fun!

    PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company - or anything in between - come join us!

    The elevators for New Relic will not open until 4:15 pm.

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  • Using TypeScript Decorators with Angular

    CSG Pro

    Join us for our February meeting where James Churchill will be presenting "Using TypeScript Decorators with Angular".


    Agenda

    6:00pm Networking and Snacks
    6:10pm Welcome and Announcements
    6:20pm Presentation

    Using TypeScript Decorators with Angular

    TypeScript decorators, based on the ES2016 decorator proposal and introduced as part of TypeScript 1.5, provide developers with a way to modify a JavaScript class, property, method, or method parameter using a convenient declarative syntax. We'll start this talk by creating our own decorator, to see firsthand how they work. Then, we'll take a look at how decorators are used when creating Angular 2 components. Lastly, we'll see how to use decorators with AngularJS 1 controllers to make them look more syntactically similar to Angular 2 components.

    About James

    James has worked extensively with a variety of technologies, including ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, SQL Server, JavaScript, TypeScript, Knockout.js, AngularJS, and Twitter Bootstrap. James, a self-confessed geek who enjoys talking about programming and learning new technologies, recently joined the Treehouse team as a teacher. You can find James on Twitter @SmashDev.

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  • RainSec

    Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

    Follow @PDXRainSec for updates & point your IRC client to #rainsec on freenode.

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

    Website
  • Machine Learning in the Cloud: A Geekout Session with Poul Petersen

    Simple

    Corvallis, OR based BigML team has been working for the past four years to democratize machine learning in the cloud – making it more consumable, programmable, and scalable. The net result is an intuitive platform that can be leveraged equally by business analysts, developers and data scientists who are eager to perform a variety of predictive analytics and machine learning tasks.

    In this session, Poul Petersen, Chief Infrastructure Officer at BigML (MLSaas company), will talk about machine learning in the cloud (basics of decision trees, ensembles, association, anomaly, clustering) and how past is predicting the future and is now easier and more accessible than ever thanks to converging trends of open source technologies, cloud-based computing and a growing ‘big data' imperative.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 24 2016
    Portland 1 Million Cups - Hear from Red Truck Group

    Deskhub

    Excited to have Red Truck Group speaking to us this week!

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

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  • Incubator/Open Workspace Focus Group

    Are you looking for incubator or collaborative space in Hillsboro? Right now Hillsboro and most of the Westside do not offer open workspaces or incubators. We'd like to fix that.

    Join us on Wednesday the 24th at the Hillsboro Chamber to discuss startup needs. Startup feedback will be used to vet stakeholders for development. This will be a fun event for startups to network as well. Local indie brewer, Three Mugs Brewing will provide beer and we will enjoy snacks from new Hillsboro Mediterranean restaurant, Levant. Please RSVP so we can provide our food provider a headcount by visiting the Chamber website at www.hillsborochamberor.com.

    The Chamber office is also located right on the Max line!

    Date: Wednesday, February 24th Time: 4:30-6:30pm

    Location: Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy Ste #A Hillsboro, OR 97124

    Contact: AimeeS@hillchamber.org www.hillsborochamberor.com Phone: (503) 726-2151

  • Weekly Maker Meetup

    Watershed PDX

    Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? Cat and Watershed PDX team up to offer just the space!

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

    From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

    All attendees will need to sign-in with Cat before entering the meetup space. All information will be kept confidential.

    By attending this event you agree that neither Watershed nor myself is liable for any injury you may receive while working on your project, and that you will follow the Code of Conduct.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 25 2016
    Ruby Coworking

    Crema Bakery & Cafe

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

  • Portland Python Presentation Night
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    Come join us for Pythonic talks!

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

    This month:

    • Error Handling in the Real World by Miguel Grinberg

    Error handling is hard. Regardless of the approach you take, it usually means littering your application with checks and validations that greatly reduce code readability. In this talk, I'm going to show you how to prevent error handling from making a mess of your code.

    After there should be time to chat, and ask each other questions.

    We would like thank this month's sponsor, SDVI Corporation, for providing pizza.

    RSVP at Meetup

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

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  • Saturday
    Feb 27 2016
    ProductCamp Portland 2016

    T-minus 30 days! Come join us at the must-attend Product event of the year. Come to learn, share, network, or just for group therapy. Your $10 admission includes the program, breakfast lunch & after party.

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