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  • Saturday
    Jul 26 2014
    PDX Code Retreat - Summer 2014 (Cancelled)


    The Summer Code Retreat has been cancelled.

    Code Retreat is designed to hone software craftsmanship skills and software design through repeated attempts to build an implementation of a well-known software problem (Conway's Game of Life). Developers use pair programming and discussion to exchange knowledge, and additional constraints are given throughout the day to emphasize good design concepts and practices. More details about the Code Retreat format can be found at http://www.coderetreat.org.

  • ChickTech Mid-Summer Picnic

    Join ChickTech at our annual Mid-Summer Picnic!

    Meet and mingle with HS participants, ChickTech volunteers, and women and men passionate about getting more girls and women into tech. Families (including children) are welcome. Please make sure each person is counted in your registration so we have an accurate count.


    We'll have catered food from Smokehouse 21 and Homegrown Smokers Vegan BBQ to provide delicious omnivore and vegan/vegetarian-friendly BBQ options.

    Learn to solder

    We will have a few soldering stations set up where anyone can learn to solder (or teach others to solder!). Soldering is a fun and useful skill, and you will love it!

    Create an e-textile

    You will have the opportunity to create a simple e-textile project (using fabric or felt to create an item that uses a small battery, sensors, and lights/sounds to react to the sensors--here are some more complex examples: http://makezine.com/2010/04/06/geek-chic-massive-e-textiles-roundu/).

    Play with legos

    We'll also bring a bunch of legos for everyone to play with because, really, everyone loves legos.

    This is going to be a really fun event! We're excited, and we hope you'll join us to celebrate summer, tasty food, and of course women in tech. :)

    This is a free event, but please consider making a donation to help defray our costs if you are able! All donations are tax-deductible and help keep our K-12 activities free to participants.

    Food will be provided. Transportation will be provided as needed to HS participants, either through transit passes or pickup.

  • Calagator Code Sprint

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

    Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app, distributed as a Rails engine.

  • Party in the Pinot

    Join your peers for TAO's signature summer event, Party in the Pinot on July 26th. This must-attend event brings together over 400 technology executives and premier service providers for superb networking, food, music, dancing, cocktails and fun!

    Purchase your table or tickets early because this event will sell-out!

    Event Details:

    When: Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Where: Oswego Hills Winery, 450 Rosemont Rd., West Linn, OR 97068

    Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Cost: Members $2500 Table of Ten | $250 Single Ticket

    Nonmembers $3000 Table of Ten | $300 Single Ticket

    Attire - Summer Casual: Khakis, cargo or Bermuda shorts for him | Sundress, skirt or khakis for her | Wedge or flats are recommended - this event takes place on a grass surface



  • Sunday
    Jul 27 2014
    Women Who Hack


    This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

    Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

    What you should bring:

    • Your laptop or other equipment
    • Yourself!

    We'll provide:

    • the space, including lots of seating and tables
    • internet
    • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

    Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

    We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

    Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

    All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

    Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

    Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.


Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Jul 28 2014
    Siege Engine Workshop
    Periscope Books & Tutoring

    Your home may be your castle, but only if you can hold it against all comers. And since the best defense is a good offense, maybe the place to start is preemptively swiping theirs. If this sort of logic appeals to you (or if you just like the idea of turning sticks and ropes into machines that bash, toss and fling) you need to attend the Siege Engine Workshop. We'll construct working scale models of various ancient castle neutralization devices plus a pair of castle walls, learning some carpentry, history, ballistics, and physics along the way. Then it's war!

    • Cost: $250
    • Ages: 10-14 (or w/permission)
    • Instructor: Markus Roberts
    • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com
  • Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    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.

  • North Portland Coders Night

    Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

    The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

    Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

    By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

  • Dorkbot

    Bunk Bar

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

  • PDX Mobile Workgroup

    Come join other mobile developers and work on your own personal projects. Share, ask questions, have a beer.

    No leaders, no presentations, just people sharing knowledge.

    Beginners welcome.

  • Tuesday
    Jul 29 2014
    Code for Portland July Hack Night

    Time for another Code for Portland hack night! Join us to work on civic hacking projects for a better Portland! Bring projects, ideas, laptops, data, and friends.


    • 6:00-6:20 -- Participants arrive and socialize.
    • 6:20-6:30 -- Group introductions, announcements from participants & organizers.
    • 6:30-8:30 -- Hacking! Project teams break out to work. New participants can join teams, circulate, or seek out organizers for orientation (Nate G., Erica, Nate W., or Mele).
    • ~7:30 -- Pizza arrives.
    • 8:30+ -- Everyone reconvenes and shares reactions and progress made over the last two hours. Show and tell if time/resources allow it. Thank you and goodnight!

    Optional Happy Hour for stragglers after everything's wrapped up.

    Please RSVP on meetup so that we know how much pizza we'll need!


    Civic Heroes of all types welcome! This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more transparent and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!

    Bring a laptop if you intend on getting some hands-on hacking done (it’s ok if you can’t but it definitely helps to have one).

    There will be pizza! We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be vegan and vegetarian options.

    Active Projects:

    • CES Wasteshed visualization project - working with local non-profit Community Environmental Services to help them publish open data and visualize information about neighborhood environmental impact.
    • OpenTrails projects - TrailEditor & PDX Trails - two projects using the new trail data standard Code for America is working on.
    • Behind the Curtain - Campaign Finance visualization project from HackOregon.
    • BallotPath - Help people find out who their representatives are and how they can run.
    • City Council Agenda Bot - scraping the city council agenda and exposing it as JSON, connecting it to twitter, reddit, and IRC bots.
    • US City Open Data Census - help build an inventory of our city's open data - http://us-city.census.okfn.org.

    Discussion Topics:

    • City Budget & Financial Data
    • Transportation Advocacy
    • HUD - federal money & homeless services

    As always, the Code for Portland website needs some help ;)

    If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about for the social and civic good, let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.

  • Quantified Self Show & Tell: Analyzing Your Data


    July's theme is: ANALYZING YOUR DATA

    As QSers, we generate data like crazy, but many of us don't know what to do with it from there.

    At this meetup, we're going to talk about what to do once you have data. If you have some data that you have worked through, I encourage you to come share the process with us so that we can all learn!

    We'll also have a person or two from the Portland Data Science Group there to give us some analysis tips from the experts.

    Here's our agenda:
    Informal Social and Gadget Time - Starting at 6pm
    Come early to socialize with other QSers and share what hardware, apps, and other technologies are helping you track your life. Bring your gadgets so that we can all see them, play with them, and hear your experiences with them!

    Intro and Announcements - 6:30 sharp!

    Show and Tell
    Just like when you were in kindergarten, we encourage you to share something within the theme of the meetup. It doesn't a formal presentation, and can be as much as 10 minutes or as short as you like. Let us know in advance to guarantee your slot.

  • 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 are folks experienced with information security in a professional capacity.

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

    This event is also on meetup.com, Facebook, & Google+. Invite your friends!

  • Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations

    Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations, MapTimeStJohns, Tue, July 29, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Anna Bannanas coffee shop, 8716 N Lombard St, Portland. Let's get together and map :) (We meet in the back room)

    In June, we worked on creating a basic static map of floods with custom icons showing the size of the floods (a proportional symbol flood map). We went through a demo for using a slider to add amimation to a map... using the flood data it would allow users to see where and when the floods appeared.

    In July, I'll bring a completed example of a proportional symbol animated slider flood map that we will review. In addition, we will add one or two other techniques for developing spatio-temporal web visualizations (in leaflet and open layers). Then we will begin using Postgresql/postgis to setup spatial databases, populate them and perform spatial analysis operations.One of our long term goals will be to eventually use data from a spatial database in dynamic spatio-temporal visualizations.

    In July, bring your computer. If you have time prior to the meeting, load postgresql/postgis version 9.1 or later onto your computer.

    Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations, MapTimeStJohns, Tue, July 29, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Anna Bannanas coffee shop, 8716 N Lombard St, Portland. 97203

  • Wednesday
    Jul 30 2014
    CascadiaJS Training by Formidable Labs

    TBD - Portland

    JavaScript is at the core of the modern web—on the server and in the browser. In this full-day tutorial, we will lead you through the tools, frameworks, and paradigms that you need to craft modern, client-rich applications. Our intensive workshop will take you from a basic skeleton application to a production-ready infrastructure, ready to stand up to real-world traffic.

    The team at Formidable Labs has written some of the worlds' largest JavaScript web applications and literally written the book on testing them. Our engineers and educators have led trainings for companies of all sizes, as well as the technology community. We are thrilled to bring our battle-tested experience and lessons from field to the fine folks at CascadiaJS.


    • JavaScript for Modern Applications with jQuery & Underscore.js - Learn core tenets of JavaScript application development with two of the web's most essential tools – jQuery and Underscore.js.
    • MVC Fundamentals with Backbone.js and Node.js - Explore the fundamentals of Model-View-Controller application design, using the popular Backbone.js framework as a guide to concepts and implementations. We will back our frontend application with a basic Node.js data server.
    • Building Production Applications with Grunt & Friends - Create a production-ready application and support full testing / development workflows using Grunt, Bower, AMD/RequireJS and other automation tools.
    • JavaScript Application Testing - Increase confidence in your applications and find bugs earlier with tools and techniques to make application testing flexible, fast, and easy to do. We will use Mocha, Chai, and Sinon.JS to test frontend and backend JavaScript applications.
  • July 2014 Open House & Potluck Lunch at Collective Agency

    Collective Agency

    Wednesday July 30th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

    Community Mission Statement:

    “Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!”

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481236122120319/

    Schedule (come when you like):

    • 9am – open

    • 12pm – potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch — It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

    • 2-2:30pm – Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they’re passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise, to be followed by light yoga/stretching.)

    • 5pm – end of open house

    The open house is for everybody who’d like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you’re interested in membership; it’s a good day to work with friends.

    Members have 24/7 access. We have around 60 members and 3 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

    Community Guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

  • Ruby Lunch

    TILT Pearl District

    Eat lunch and chat about all things Ruby-related.

  • Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking

    Glyph Cafe

    Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side!!

    Returning to where it all started from, this week we'll be going to a Workfrom staple and favorite Glyph Cafe. They have full lunch options including smaller tapas, AND wine + beer. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

    You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

  • JavaScript Beginners Workshop


    No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. At most, you may have done some HTML and/or CSS, but aren't a professional developer.

    We'll cover the basics of how the web works, what part languages and frameworks and other buzzwords play, and then we'll dive into some programming fundamentals using JavaScript! By the end, you'll have a good sense of how to continue learning web programming.

    We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com starting with the JavaScript lesson Arithmetic. Feel free to check it out in advance and also to jump into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. People at different skills levels are welcome to move through the curriculum at their own pace during the workshop.

    RSVP on Eventbrite:

    Questions? hi (at) epicodus (dot) com

  • PDX Hardware Startup Meetup

    The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup will include a presentation by Josh Lifton of Crowd Supply on July 30th, at 6:00pm. According to Core77 "Crowd Supply is the Kickstarter for product designers."

    Crowd Supply Co-founder and CEO Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding hardware products. It will draw on the lessons and behind-the-curtain details of some of the 60+ product campaigns launched since Crowd Supply opened its doors in the spring of 2013, such as the Novena Open Source Laptop, which recently raised over $700k. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment.

    As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

    Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

    Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

  • Thursday
    Jul 31 2014
    Jupiter Hotel

    CascadiaJS is a two-day, community-driven conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.

    It's a PNW nomadic conference, and in its 3rd year is setting up its hut in Portland.

  • Edtech Women Portland


    Agenda Appetizers will be sponsored by Clarity Innovations! Bring your own outdoor chair. Bring a bottle of wine or other summer beverage to share.

    •Meet and greet •Explanation of video contribution •Keynote by James Keller - James is a designer who enjoys blurring lines between physical and digital experiences. After leading Wieden+Kennedy's digital strategy team, she left to cofound Small Society, a mobile agency that created the first wave of native mobile apps for Starbucks, Zipcar, and Amazon. In 2012, Small Society was acquired by WalMartLabs. Today, James continues to help define the next generation of mobile retail experiences. •Networking activities •What's next?

    This is the Portland chapter of Edtech Women. We are an inclusive, networked community of educators, technologists, and business experts focused on leadership development for women in education technology. By connecting, investing in, and showcasing the emerging cohort of women edtech leaders, our goal is to accelerate the impact of education technology for learners everywhere.

    We build connections and skills that lead to stronger businesses, better products, and different schools. We create a community, united on the local, national, international, and digital levels, committed to support and innovation, driven to make change. We are moving the needle in education forward.

  • BSD Pizza Night

    The Portland BSD Pizza group is a new group of BSD users who meet at a different pizza place on the last Thursday of each month.

  • Friday
    Aug 1 2014
    Ruby Co-Working

    Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

  • Commodore Computer Club

    Pied Piper Pizza

    The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. Our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

    Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

  • Monday
    Aug 4 2014
    Maker Monday- A Free Monthly Meet Up


    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!

    Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

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

  • Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    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.

  • Tuesday
    Aug 5 2014
    Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy - Risk, Rewards and Best Practices to Adopt

    Please join us for a two-part panel on August 5th as we explore the growing trend of using social media in a service setting.

    Panel 1: Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy: The Legal, Employee and Business Risks and Rewards

    Panel 2: Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy: Best Practices - What to Adopt and What to Avoid when Implementing a Social Strategy

    Panel I: The Legal, Employee and Business Risks and Rewards

    There’s a lot of buzz around using social media to add a value to your service strategy, but it is not risk free. Do you know some companies consider "connecting" with a client on a social media site as a breach of confidence? When you work in a regulated industry bound by HIPAA etc but your customers want to share their private information, how do you balance their needs with the business need to adhere to regulation? How much risk are you willing to take as an organization? Are you even the right business to be adopting a social medial service strategy?

    Learn about some of these risks and rewards as you embark or enhance your service strategy as it relates to social media.


    Jean Ohman Back, Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt- As a member of Schwabe’s Litigation Section and the Labor and Employment practice group, Jean advises employers about state and federal employment laws.

    Jean will discuss the legal risks for employers based on employee use of social media and how to mitigate risks when employees are not trained to understand the guidelines of what's appropriate. She will also share examples of where employees have misfired and what employers have done to manage damage control and avoid future risks.

    Jeremy Solly, Social Media Manager, Cambia Health Solutions – As an experienced marketing strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for utilizing innovative technology, Jeremy has spent his 7 years in online content curation, web development, email marketing, SEO, key account sales, social media strategy, and marketing and public relations for both the B2C and B2B industries.

    Jeremy will discuss why it’s important to give your customers the choice to use social as a vehicle to engage with your service department, even in industries with tight regulations and controls on data, such as the health care industry.

    David Kastendick, Social Customer Delivery Manager with Adobe Systems - As a leader within Adobe's Customer Care group, David has focused on evangelizing the use of social media as a support engagement platform.

    David will discuss the factors that must be considered when an enterprise chooses to start supporting customers via social channels.

    Moderator: Claire Hernandez, Client Services Consultant

    Panel 2: Best Practices - What to Adopt and What to Avoid when Implementing a Social Strategy

    Now that you've decided to add social to your overall services strategy, how do you implement it effectively? Find out what measurements make sense to track and how to get your employees ready. Hear how to engage your customers and find out how to reduce call volume while increasing customer satisfaction. Learn from a panel of services department executives on what's worked, what hasn't, and the overall impact on their customers and their companies.


    Adam Mertz, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Jive Software - Adam has worked with hundreds of companies as they plan and implement social strategies. Adam leads Jive's go-to-market plans for the JiveX customer and partner community platform, and also works analysts focused on social for prospect, customer, partner and employee uses.

    Adam will discuss the enormous rewards that can come from changing the way companies engage customers. Adam will provide examples of companies effectively turning their customers into an extension of their support team, and in the process achieving double-digit percentage improvements in 3 key areas: 1) Lower support calls and cases 2) Higher customer satisfaction 3) Accelerated new and repeat sales.

    Michelle Mattson, Sr. Manager - Social Customer Support, T-Mobile - T-Mobile has been busy disrupting the marketplace by making Un-carrier moves that are forcing the other guys to try to compete with its strong data network, no contracts, and Un-carrier pricing. With each Un-carrier move, it is imperative that T-Mobile is ready to answer questions, resolve issues and engage with the excitement across its social media properties.

    Michelle will cover how T-Mobile’s social customer support (T-Force) team has evolved in the social media space over the past 2 years and how they’re more focused now than ever with companies bold Un-carrier movement.

    Moderator: Chris Adamek, Managing Director, ACME Business Consulting

    When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Time: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM Where: The Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $35 Members, $55 Nonmembers

    Series Sponsor: HealthSparq

    Sponsorships available. Contact kari.naone@techoregon.org.

  • Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

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


    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!

  • PADNUG August

    Scott Hanselman will show us what's new for Microsoft developers since last year and thoroughly entertain us in his great style! It will be a bonus that this comes on the heels of our Xamarin month!

    6:00 - Pizza and mingling
    6:30 - Presentation intro
    7:00 - Main Presentation
    8:30 - After words gathering (location TBD)

  • Write The Docs PDX: Network with the PDX Technical Writing Community

    Puppet Labs

    Our first two Meetups had so much content that we did not have much time to network. So I'd like to try an enhanced Networking Meetup, where we talk about our topics of concern.

    I want us to have time to talk to each other, to find out what we do, perhaps to ask how we might address common issues.

    So come to the Write The Docs Meetup on Tuesday August 5. Ask your fellow writer about any topic that you've heard during our Meetups, or more.

    Suggested topics:

    DITA Markdown User feedback on documents Style guides RESTful APIs Docs in a world of JIRAs Why we call ourselves “documentarians”

    and of course, “be-verbs”

    In addition, several of us work for companies who are hiring writers. If you want to hear about what companies look for in writers, come to the Meetup.

    As before, we will have snacks provided by ForgeRock, along with the drinks / meeting room provided by Puppet Labs.

  • MaptimePDX

    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!


    • TBD

    Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

  • Portland Bitcoin Group

    Portland Bitcoin Group will be meeting here on the first and third Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. We hope that this can become a venue for bitcoin enthusiasts to meet and trade bitcoins and experiences.

    These are exciting times for Bitcoin. Come be a part of the new way to think about money!

  • Thursday
    Aug 7 2014
    TiE Pearl Pitch Club

    TiE Pearl Incubator
    It's time for another Pitch Club!

    TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start.

    Use this opportunity to practice pitches, for instance for Startup Weekend, PitchFest, the PDC Startup PDX Challenge, or to sell to customers, attract co-founders or raise funds for your startup.

    Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching. Or come to provide feedback and learn from others.

    TiE Pearl Pitch Club is here for you! Let us know what you would like to practice.

    We provide refreshments, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.

    Please register through website link above. TiE Members: FREE; public: $25
  • UnityPDX Presentation from Unity Developer Evangelist!

    New Relic

    This is a special Unity meetup!

    Unity Evangelist Mark Schoennagel will be presenting August 7th a sneak-peak look at Unity 5.0! Mark will be showing off some of the new Physical Based Rendering tools as well as taking a look at upcoming Image Based Light support. Other 5.0 features such as new 2D colliders, enhancements to Mecanim and WebGL support will also be shown.

    With the new GUI system coming soon in Unity 4.6 Mark will also be showing how to build GUI’s with the new tools.

    This is your chance to meet and ask questions with someone who works for Unity. Please RSVP early so we can get a good headcount to accommodate everyone!

  • Portland Linux/Unix Group

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

    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

    Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

  • Friday
    Aug 8 2014
    Ruby Co-Working

    Case Study Coffee

    Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

  • Ruby Co-Working

    Breken Kitchen

    Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.