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  • Started Monday
    Jul 27 2015
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    through
    PDX Code Guild

    Special Guest Speaker Tonight!

    Grant Holly will be presenting "Monitoring Insights with Python Stream Processing"

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

    Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 28 2015
    Galois tech talk: Effective Verification of Low-Level Software with Nested Interrupts

    Galois Inc

    abstract:

    Interrupt-driven software is difficult to test and debug, especially when interrupts can be nested and subject to priorities. Interrupts can arrive at arbitrary times, leading to an explosion in the number of cases to be considered. We present a new formal approach to verifying interrupt-driven software based on symbolic execution. The approach leverages recent advances in the encoding of the execution traces of interacting, concurrent threads. We assess the performance of our method on benchmarks drawn from embedded systems code and device drivers, and experimentally compare it to conventional formal approaches that use source-to-source transformations.Our experimental results show that our method significantly outperforms conventional techniques. To the best of our knowledge, our technique is the first to demonstrate effective formal verification of low-level embedded software with nested interrupts.

    bio:

    Lihao Liang is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science of University of Oxford, working with Daniel Kroening, Tom Melham and Luke Ong. His research is supported by an Intel funded project Effective Validation of Firmware. He is interested in automated software analysis and verification, particularly concurrent software and synchronization primitives such as read-copy update (RCU).

    Website
  • Portland Seed Fund Pitch for a Beer

    Working on a startup? Have an interesting business idea that's going to disrupt the market?

    Come enjoy pizza & beer on us and pitch that idea to Portland Seed Fund – a professionally managed early-venture fund with 58 seed and early-stage investments.

    You'll have five minutes to pitch PSF alumni, fund managers and mentors. There will also be time for you to learn more about becoming a Portland Seed Fund company from the alumni who've been through it.

    Space is limited and exclusive to those pitching. Pre-registration is required.

    Questions? Please email us at: info@portlandseedfund.com

    This event is a lot of fun – don't miss it!

    Website
  • ACM Workshop: Matrix Feed with NCurses

    This workshop is aimed at those who have never used NCurses before and will cover the basics of how the library works as well as how to make simple menus and text animations. This will be a hands-on workshop where we will be using C to create a menu and a Matrix code feed, but if you want to just come and watch that is fine too.

    Website
  • Digital Hospitality: Creating a Brand of Generosity

    eROI

    Is hospitality profitable? Can you learn it? Can business operations actually cultivate hospitality? And why is genuine hospitality, especially in the digital realm, so elusive?

    WITH

    Jill Nelson, CEO/founder of Ruby Receptionist Kim Malek, CEO/founder of Salt & Straw Sadie Lincoln, CEO/founder of Barre3

    Join us at eROI’s new workspace for camaraderie and plenty of insight on building successful brands, imbuing generosity into business procedures, handling negativity, and choosing forethought over quick fixes—even when the board members disagree.

    We’ll bring the food and drink. You bring your smiling face. We promise a night of conversation and true hospitality.

    Website
  • eBay Tech Tuesdays: Let's Talk About the Kids

    It’s summer!

    Summer is for kids!

    Summer is also for ice cream!

    So July’s Tech Tuesday is about kids and ice cream!

    Okay. It’s about kids - but we’ll have ice cream.

    This month we’re bringing in three local organizations who are working with kids and teens to help them build the skills necessary for careers in technology. Leaders from ChickTech, iUrban Teen, and Girls Inc. will be talking with us about who they are, what they’re doing, and how you can get involved in their efforts.

    These folks are doing really awesome things for youth and we’re excited to have them in the eBay house.

    As Whitney Houston crooned, “Children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” So come, listen, and learn about what you can do to help shape the bright young minds that are the future of tech - and really, the future in general.

    See you July 28th!

    Details:

    Doors open at 5:45pm, presentations start at 6:30pm.

    Pizza, sodas, and ice cream (and a non-dairy option) will be available.

    Website
  • What's Windows 10 Really Like?

    You are cordially invited to join us for our Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Oregon Computer Consultants' Association Monthly Meeting!

    On July 29 Windows 10 will be officially released. We have lots of questions that need to be answered.

    ~ What does it look like?
    ~ What are the potential problems?
    ~ What are the important new features?
    ~ What was left out?
    ~ What compatibility issues might there be?
    ~ Should my clients move production machines to it right away, or wait?
    

    These and many more questions will be answered by Scott just 1 day before the Windows 10 release.

    Presented by Scott Hanselman. Scott works from his home in Oregon for the Microsoft Web Platform Team. He is a teacher. He speaks widely. He has written code that you've used. He's been blogging for over a decade, coding for twice that, and podcasting for over half that. He codes, writes, speaks, empowers, promotes, braids, learns and listens, usually not in that order.

    Check out our speaker's web site and blog at http://www.hanselman.com/

    About: Free and open to the public. Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month except November, (3rd Tuesday to avoid Thanksgiving week) and December, no meeting. Please help us keep the Restaurant happy by buying food and beverages.

    Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

    Website
  • Networking Night @ AppNexus

    Join us on July 28th for "Around the Stack” at AppNexus

    Different sets of speakers will talk about different parts of the stack at AppNexus. Attendees can circle through the office and stop for flash presentations.

    Presenters: 

    - Esha Peddireddy (Software Engineer) + Alison Stump (UI/UX Prototyper) 

    - Becca Conneely (Data Scientist) + Stephanie Tzeng (Data Scientist) - Learn about Data Science at AppNexus 

    - Nerissa Lemon (Technical Intern) + Katie Hughes (Technical Intern) - Learn about internships and junior development opportunities in Portland, how they landed at AppNexus, and their technical on-boarding experience.


    - Allison Krug (Technical Recruiter)
    Allison will review resumes (for feedback) and talk about job opportunities. 

    Program:

    6:00-6:30 - Check-in + Networking
    6:30-8:00 - Presentations at the different stations.
    8:00-8:30 - Networking + Wrap-up

    Food from Habibi (gluten-free and vegan options), beverages, and tote bags for everyone who attends.

    About AppNexus:
    Advertising is the lifeblood of the Internet. It funds most of the great content we’re used to getting for free. It provides the means to innovate, investigate, and entertain. And it makes it possible to reach the largest audience possible. AppNexus technology powers the most innovative trading solutions and marketplaces for Internet advertising. It’s what the world’s most influential advertising and media companies build their businesses on, and what enables them to deliver the ads that deliver the content that people love. 

    For more info: http://www.appnexus.com/

    AppNexus Careers in Portland: http://careers.appnexus.com/offices/north-america/portland

    Website
  • RainSec

    Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • D3 Meetup: Lightning Talks and Project Demos

    D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG, and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation.

    We will have a few people lined up to give short talks on specific parts of D3 and data visualization in general. Those who are interested in showing off the cool things they have created with D3 will have a platform to share, and hopefully the rest of us can gain some cool ideas or inspiration.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Wednesday
    Jul 29 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland

    CENTRL Office

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

    Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Ruby Lunch

    Fat Head's Brewery

    Eat lunch, talk Ruby! All experiences, beginner to expert, welcome.

  • Homebrew Website Club PDX
    Beer c37730a61e5136f3294d36828ea8a295e624fc652c114cf191d008ee44f97f2a

    Beulahland

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, or help work on a project!

    Website
  • Ruby Book Club
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Pizza 9efb07ed841480b15cdb3a16f5e02aaf7bbf2cf318cf59db3f6b85c80dcf1add

    Renewable Funding

    Reading through technical books in a group is a great way to learn. You can stay motivated by reading together; better apply what you are reading by actively communicating it, as well as hearing others perspectives that will help you better understand the book. Even if you're a more experienced developer it's a great way to keep your skill sharp and share your wisdom and experience. If none of that is convincing just come and have fun with fellow ruby developers!

    We are starting a new book Metaprogramming Ruby 2: Program Like the Ruby Pros by Paolo Perrotta. This week we will discuss Chapter 4. Please come having read the chapters and ready to discuss it.

    Pizza will be provided!

    Website
  • PDX Cocoaheads

    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Al She Topic: Writing Functions: Concepts and Optimizations Summary:We'll start with a few concepts related to functions, such as function overriding, overloading, passing functions as input and output arguments, function nesting, and closures. These topics will include code examples written in Apple's "Swift" programming language. In embedded software development, including mobile apps, it is critical that a software developer understand hardware features and limitations and write functions accordingly, regardless of the programming language. Given these considerations, we'll discuss how to write functions to optimize mobile app performance.

    Please note - we are not at Walmart Labs this month! We are also meeting a week later than usual. eBay doesn't provide pizza, but you are welcome to bring your own food (there are several food cart pods within walking distance of the office). Just be sure you have utensils, napkins etc.

    I will add more details about how to find the space after I have been there myself.

    PS A huge thank you to Todd Bates, who is sponsoring us on behalf of eBay.

    For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

  • Let's meetup and build a 2048 bot using Canopy!

    Let's get hands-on with some F#! This meetup we will be building a 2048 bot using Canopy. The code for this dojo can be found here.

    For those who have not seen the game, check out 2048 here to get a feel for the rules of the game. There are many versions of this game out for your favorite flavor of mobile device, the web, and probably for your refrigerator as well!

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/
    https://github.com/c4fsharp/Dojo-Canopy-2048

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Thursday
    Jul 30 2015
    Coffee w/ Co-Founders XIV

    Coava

    We're back!

    We took a month off to enjoy the warm sun and summer fun. Now we're back and we're excited to hear what you've been up to!

    This has grown into a great networking event so make sure you bring plenty of business cards!

    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!

    Website
  • Kaggle Workshop
    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    Baby Doll Pizza

    A meeting of folks interested in Copy Free licenses, primarily BSD operating systems. We get together eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

  • Friday
    Jul 31 2015
    Introduction to OpenStreetMap

    An Introduction to OpenStreetMap-- "the project that creates and distributes free geographic data for the world." (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Main_Page)

    A introduction to OpenStreetMap followed by an opportunity to add local Points of Interest to OpenStreetMap by using iD, ( https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/ID). iD is simple to use, runs in a browser, and has built in hints to help learn OpenStreetMap conventions.

    No computer required. We will use the North Portland Public Library Lab computers.

    Katie Urey ksurey@gmail.com

  • Startup Happy Hour!

    Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people from the Portland Startup Scene.

    There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out, making new connections, and enjoying each other's company.

    We're meeting this Friday at 4:30 PM at the Green Dragon.

    When you arrive, please gather in the area by the back bar. We request that guests mingle around freely rather than clustering around a single table - this makes it easier for everyone to meet each other and network effectively.

    You are welcome to arrive and leave at leisure -- the start and end times function within a fluid continuum. That said, we find that the event works best when most people arrive within the first 15 minutes or so.

    Hope to see you there!

    Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/nhkbjlytkbpc/

    Thank you.

    Website
  • Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations

    Anna Bananas

    Programming OS Web Spatio-temporal Mapping Visiualizations: Friday, July 31st, 7:00pm, Anna Bananas St Johns, 8716 N. Lombard, Portland, Oregon (back room). This month we will continue to work with OpenStreetMap data, downloading data to qgis and making a desktop map. After making the desktop map, we will create a leaflet web visualization.

  • Saturday
    Aug 1 2015
    Intel Scrum Event

    Join us for an all day Scrum workshop on August 1st, 2015, hosted by the IBEA featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel. Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding more … faster, cheaper and better. Technology, new product development and innovation have to churn faster than we’re used to. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular they utilize scrum to manage their projects. Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully. Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one day classroom training with exercises will cover the material from a 16 hour scrum introduction certification class. Who should come? People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 3 2015
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    Special Guest Speaker Tonight!

    Grant Holly will be presenting "Monitoring Insights with Python Stream Processing"

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

    Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 4 2015
    Workfrom Portland Coworking Week
    through
    Various

    We're celebrating Portland's collaborative work culture across all industries. Connect with other local entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, artists and makers in this week long conference being held as a part of International Coworking Week.

    Shared work spaces have helped spark the rise of the sharing economy--and given countless individuals, entrepreneurs and startups a way to affordably start and grow their passions into businesses. This is a week devoted to celebrating those people and places creating the commons. It's also an opportunity to explore shared spaces, connect, work alongside others, socialize, and learn tips for safer, more productive work in coworking environments.

    Register to attend the sessions and get a free day pass at any participating space.

    Website
  • Drop in hour for prospective students
    Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Php 2f01a772786a80a52cbe4a76877dc7ea255b63343b8af9c747ae3ae1e8d913b7 Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

    At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

    We currently offer three courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails, and a new class covering Java, JavaScript, and Android. Currently, the Java class is women-only.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

    Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

    Website
  • Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    🎉 13th anniversary meeting 🎉

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

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    Aaron Patterson

    Godfrey Chan: Dropping down to The Metal™

    As much as we love Ruby, when you need to be really close to the metal, you have no choice but to use JavaScript. This is why I developed the javascript gem to help you harness the raw power of your machines. In this talk, we will examine the Ruby tricks and black magic hidden behind this ludicrous invention. Along the way, we will learn about how Ruby internally deal with variable lookups, method calls, scoping and bindings. Together, we will push the limits of the Ruby language, taking it to places Matz never ever envisioned!

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

    ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

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

    Website
  • Monthly Maker Meetup

    CymaSpace

    Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace 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.

    Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

  • The Latest on TypeScript

    Speaker: James Churchill of the TypeScript Portland Users Group.

    Since its unveiling in October 2012, TypeScript has been regularly updated with new features and refinements. With the release of TypeScript 1.5, support has been added for a number of great ECMAScript 6 (ES6) related features. Join us for an overview of the latest features including:

    • Union Types
    • Type Guards
    • Template Strings
    • ES6 Modules
    • Destructuring
    • Let and Const
    • For..of Support
    • Decorators
    • Computed Properties
    • Project Support through tsconfig.json TypeScript

    Site: http://www.typescriptlang.org/

    What's New in TypeScript:
    https://github.com/Microsoft/TypeScript/wiki/What%27s-new-in-TypeScript

    Website
  • Building the Accessibility Roadmap

    52Ltd.

    I know, I know. Accessibility seems like a thing that we should do... but it's sometimes uncomfortable to talk about and it feels like there aren't that many people who need it anyway... right?

    Wrong. About 1 in 5 Americans reports that they have some kind of disability - from hearing impairment, vision impairment, mobility issues to mental disabilities and more. What does this mean for you and your company? It means that if you're not creating sites, services, and products with this group of people in mind, you're letting go of a multi-billion dollar market share. It also means that you're missing opportunities to be innovative leaders in your space. It also - finally - means that you're about to be breaking the law. Did you know that companies like Target and Netflix have been successfully (and expensively) sued for failure to create and maintain accessible sites? Well, they have. And we don't want that for you.

    We're putting on a seriously hands-on workshop to help people from all ends of all companies think about this topic. Building the Accessibility Roadmap is a hands-on workshop. It is not a panel, or a lecture, or a networking schmooze event. You will leave with a real plan that you can implement. If you, your department, or company is ready to start thinking about the "accessibility question" - whether because it's the right thing to do or because it's the law - this workshop is designed to take you through our proprietary tool and roadmap system that points the way forward. You'll leave with actionable tasks, not just ideas or theory.

    When: Tues. Aug 4th at 6-8:30pm Where: 52 LTD Who: Anyone interested in learning more about actionable accessibility

    If you're ready to start planning AND doing, this workshop is for you. We'll cover a bit about the law, but the workshop is really geared toward helping you develop a real plan and approach for creating your company's accessibility roadmap.

    Website
  • Networking Night @ Jama

    Jama Software will be hosting our August Networking Night and we'll be at their beautiful new office on SW Taylor. The program for this month is a panel on "Lessons Learned in the Tech Industry."

    Panelists:

    Hang Dao – QA Engineer
    Kristina King – Support Community Manager
    Robin Calhoun – Product Manager
    Laura Andrews – Visual Interaction Designer
    Jess Stetson—Solutions Architect

    Program:

    6:00-6:30 - Check-in + Networking
    6:30-8:00 - Panel: "Lessons Learned in the Tech Industry" 
    8:00-8:30 - Networking + Wrap-up

    About Jama: 

    From concept to launch, the Jama product delivery platform helps companies bring complex products to market. By involving every person invested in the organization’s success, the Jama platform provides a structured collaboration environment, empowering everyone instant and comprehensive insight into what they are building and why. Innovative companies worldwide use Jama to increase the return of investment on R&D, out-innovate their competition and deliver business value. Jama is one of the fastest-growing enterprise software companies in the United States, having repeatedly been recognized by Inc. and Forbes for its success. 

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

    Jama Careers: https://www.jamasoftware.com/careers/

    Website
  • Science on Tap - Sex Ed

    Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

    LOCATION: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.

    COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

    DESCRIPTION:

    On October 31, 2011, the world’s population reached 7 billion, 2 years ahead of projections by the United Nations. High birth rates are associated with developing countries where access to family planning services are limited. Inadequate contraceptive options and accessibility are also issues in the U.S. where ~50% of all pregnancies are unintended. At this Science on Tap, Jon Hennebold, PhD, Associate Scientist in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at OHSU, will talk about research toward developing effective and safe contraceptive methods for couples seeking family planning options. (World Population Clock)

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 5 2015
    Lean Coffee

    Join us for Lean Coffee at Viewpoint Construction Software on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:30am. Viewpoint is located at the east landing of the Hawthorne Bridge, at 1510 SE Water Ave. Come to the Tech Center on the eastern side of Water Ave.

    Lean Coffee is a simple, efficient, and fun way to discuss open ended topics in a small group. We’ll tend to focus on agile software development, but welcome any and all topics of interest. Porltand Lean Coffee is always an open, free community event. Some notes from past discussions are available on http://portland.leancoffee.org/

    For more on Lean Coffee, check out http://leancoffee.org/

    Website
  • 1 Million Cups - Portland

    CENTRL Office

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

    Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Collective Agency co-working 9am-5pm open house then 5-7pm happy hour and mixer

    Collective Agency

    From 5-7pm on Wednesday August 5th we’ll have a happy hour and mixer at Collective Agency. It’s open to the public, and part of Portland Coworking Week. It’ll be in the big loft room here.

    Earlier in the day from 9am to 5pm we’ll be open for anyone seriously considering membership or here as part of Portland Coworking Week (the link above). From 2-2:30pm there'll be an optional member meeting, where members plan upcoming events. Non-members can sit in, and share your name and something you're passionate about.

    Information on membership is here: http://collectiveagency.co/membership

    The Community Guidelines are the core of the Terms of Service here: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    Website
  • MaptimePDX, Code for Portland, and Portland Accessibility and User Experience co-meetup

    MaptimePDX is hosting a co-meetup with Portland’s Accessibility and User Experience group & Code for Portland! We will discuss how to improve environmental accessibility and inclusion by including accessibility geographic information in OpenStreetMap (OSM) an open-source data platform for spatial data, often termed the Wikipedia of maps.

    Beginner Mappers Welcome!

    Learn more & register here!


    Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

    Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!


    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 6 2015
    SharePoint Online Development Training
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    SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

    This class is designed for Developers for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 cloud environment. This one day course defines the development capabilities within SharePoint Online and how various aspects of SharePoint Online can be leveraged for development purposes.

    Duration - 2 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

    REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

    COST • Online: $1185.00 • In Classroom: $1295.00

    Course Outline:

    Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

    Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

    Module 3 – SharePoint API Development Client side object model JavaScript REST

    Module 4 – Forms InfoPath Form Excel Survey FoSL App Forms (MSAccess)

    Module 5 – Developing App Parts Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

    Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

    Module 7 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2013 Deploy New App

    Module 8 – O365 Development Napa, Visual Studio 2013

    Module 9 – Mobile App Mobile App Development

    QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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  • CHIFOO Game Night!

    Guardian Games

    "CHIFOO Game Night" with You, The Dynamic Ladies and Gentlemen of CHIFOO

    Come join us for our first ever CHIFOO Game Night! Come try out a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are very welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded.

    Guardian Games thank you!

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  • UX Book Club PDX is talking to Abby Covert about her book, How To Make Sense Of Any Mess

    Mozilla

    After a few months off, we're back! On August 6th, we're going to be chatting with Abby Covert about her recent book, How To Make Sense Of Any Mess, "a book about information architecture for everybody".

    Abby is the president of the Information Architecture Institute, a teacher, and an independent Information Architect so you won't want to miss the opportunity to talk with her about information architecture. How To Make Sense Of Any Mess is a short, easy-to-read book that'll get you up to speed with information architecture and introduce you to some really handy tools.

    Please note: if you haven't finished the book but still want to come along, please do.

  • Portland Linux/Unix Group
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    PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track open source conference!

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

    This month's topic To Be Announced

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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  • Friday
    Aug 7 2015
    AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Making the Business and Technical Case for Pair Programming and TDD

    This June Cotten Blackwell's Agile team started a 3-month pilot adoption of pair programming and TDD – almost exactly as practiced during Coderetreats (http://coderetreat.org/facilitating/structure-of-a-coderetreat), which they used to kick off their pilot and can’t recommend strongly enough.

    So exactly how did they get management and team approval (and active support) for TDD/pair programming?

    Well, they are definitely blessed with Product Managers (and Directors) who are very big-picture, and highly open to persuasive business cases grounded in data and metrics. But, they think that how they made the business and technical case for pair programming and TDD is worth sharing – and that much of it might be highly applicable to your team.

    Bio: Cotten Blackwell is an engineering manager, Agile champion and Swift developer with over 15 years experience leading, coaching and mentoring software development teams. For the last four years he’s been doing that at Huron Consulting Group, where he’s known for his focus on improving team health and employee development and retention. Cotten has driven continuous improvements in Huron’s mastery of Agile and Lean Startup fundamentals, and has leveraged multiple software teams to more consistently, more deeply engage in risk identification, analysis and mitigation.

    RSVP's to jean@azuregate.net very welcome but not required.

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  • Startup Happy Hour!

    Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people from the Portland Startup Scene.

    There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out, making new connections, and enjoying each other's company.

    We're meeting this Friday at 4:30 PM at the Green Dragon.

    When you arrive, please gather in the area by the back bar. We request that guests mingle around freely rather than clustering around a single table - this makes it easier for everyone to meet each other and network effectively.

    You are welcome to arrive and leave at leisure -- the start and end times function within a fluid continuum. That said, we find that the event works best when most people arrive within the first 15 minutes or so.

    Hope to see you there!

    Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/nhkbjlytlbkb/

    Thank you.

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  • Monday
    Aug 10 2015
    Project Management in SharePoint 2013

    This class is designed for Project Managers looking to leverage and understand SharePoint 2013 to create and design portals and sites designed to equip them and their team with a platform to manage projects. This course guides them through the various collaboration tools that can be leveraged to define and build reusable templates for Project Sites in SharePoint 2013. This course assumes some prior understanding and experience with SharePoint 2013.

    Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

    REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

    COST • Online: $435.00

    Course Outline:

    Module 1- Introduction to SharePoint 2013 Brief Introduction of SharePoint 2013 Project Management

    Module 2– Collaboration in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to lists and libraries Collaboration and document management

    Module 3 – Project Site in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to Sites Building a new Project Site Site Templates and creating Project Templates

    Module 4– Tools for Project Management Project Summary Web part Visual Timeline of the Project’s Tasks Complete Tasks schedule of a Project including sub-tasks Library for storing relevant Project Documents Notebook for quickly capturing and organizing information about the project Shared Calendars for Team Events Site Mailboxes

    Module 5– Content Types Leveraging Content Types for Project Management Defining and implementing a standard architecture across projects

    Module 6– Leveraging SharePoint Workflows for Project Management Creating custom workflows Project Management scenarios

    QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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  • Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    Special Guest Speaker Tonight!

    Grant Holly will be presenting "Monitoring Insights with Python Stream Processing"

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

    Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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  • FutureTalk with Blithe Rocher + Happy Half-Hour

    New Relic

    The Scientific Method of Troubleshooting

    › Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

    For software engineers, troubleshooting is one of the toughest and most important skills to develop. When problems arise, a beginning developer's first instincts are to panic and head to StackOverflow. Rather than rushing to deploy quick fixes, it's important to identify the root cause.

    Biologists, chemists, and physicists increase understanding about the world by applying the logical steps of the scientific method to discover solutions to complex problems. Like scientists, developers can learn troubleshooting skills by treating each problem like a mini "science" experiment.

    In this talk we'll explore how using the scientific method can lead to greater understanding and more viable solutions to complex problems.

    Blithe Rocher is a software engineer based in Oakland, California. She works for Fastly as part of the core engineering team to build the customer-facing Configuration API. Prior to becoming a developer, she received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Southern California.

    Additionally, Blithe is passionate about teaching other women how to become developers. She helped organize Rails Girls ATL, a monthly meetup for women interested in learning about programming.

    › Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

    › Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

    › FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

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