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  • Monday
    Jan 23 2017
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
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    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Code 102: Introduction to JavaScript (Evenings Jan 23-27)
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    Code Fellows PDX

    Ready to get started on your coding journey, or want to move past concepts of Code 101? Join us for Code 102!

    In this week-long evening course taught by Beth Long, you will work with experienced developers who will guide you through your introductory learning:

    You'll become better acquainted with your computer as a developer tool, learn industry vocabulary & shortcuts, and blast through Codecademy’s JavaScript tutorials. You'll gain a better grasp of the programming ecosystem and will be well-positioned to start Code 201.

    Note: When you decide to enroll in Code 201, money paid for this course can be applied towards your tuition.

    Schedule: Mon-Friday, January 23rd - 27th - 6-9PM

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-102-intro-to-javascript-evenings-jan-23-27-2017-tickets-31235107046?aff=calagator

    Website
  • Mentorship and Projects - WaCo EE and Technologist Meetup

    Beaverton City Library

    Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your computers and other gadgets you're working on!

    About WaCo EE

    This is a group for electronics engineers and technologists who want to advance their expertise/career, get inspired by peers, and dream about their own business! We'll discuss whatever hot topics from the scrum that kicks-off each event, share projects, and occasional guest speakers.

    Attendees include: applications engineers, firmware/software developers, electronics engineers, operations and program managers, product and marketing managers.

    Website
  • PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the next meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speaker: Dan Bode, Intel:

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service-as-Code: At Intel, we want to provide our development teams access to the compute resources they need with as little friction as possible. We do this by providing a self-service platform that integrates with their existing version control systems and communication channels. This talk will focus on the requirements and design of our self-service infrastructure solution.

    Speaker: Emily Slocombe, SurveyMonkey: Ansible+MySQL at SurveyMonkey. Emily is on the OSDB team at SurveyMonkey. She'll be discussing the joys, pains, and finer points of managing MySQL (and some Cassandra) with Ansible.

    pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

    Website
  • Dorkbot PDX

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    Website

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  • Monday
    Jan 23 2017
    Code 102: Introduction to JavaScript (Evenings Jan 23-27)
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    Code Fellows PDX

    Ready to get started on your coding journey, or want to move past concepts of Code 101? Join us for Code 102!

    In this week-long evening course taught by Beth Long, you will work with experienced developers who will guide you through your introductory learning:

    You'll become better acquainted with your computer as a developer tool, learn industry vocabulary & shortcuts, and blast through Codecademy’s JavaScript tutorials. You'll gain a better grasp of the programming ecosystem and will be well-positioned to start Code 201.

    Note: When you decide to enroll in Code 201, money paid for this course can be applied towards your tuition.

    Schedule: Mon-Friday, January 23rd - 27th - 6-9PM

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-102-intro-to-javascript-evenings-jan-23-27-2017-tickets-31235107046?aff=calagator

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 24 2017
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Program Networking Event

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-mentorship-program-networking-event-tickets-28383572028

    Join us for our third PDXWIT Mentorship Networking Event hosted by Propeller! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals within the mentorship network.

    We have an exciting program for you that will start at 5:45 pm.

    Welcome address from Amy Weeden, Managing Partner & Co-founder at Propeller
    
    Mentorship spotlights from members of the program
    
    Panel of current mentors from various disciplines so you can ask questions in a group mentor format, designed to give you the opportunity to engage with multiple mentors at once
    
    Program highlights + plans for 2017
    
    Q&A with the Mentorship Program Committee
    

    Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

    Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up and we will match you during our next round. PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Website
  • Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

    PADNUG Tuesday, January 24 at 5:30 PM

    Be There and Be Square DOWNTOWN! Our trip to the big city while Shawn Wildermuth made us realize that there's a whole other bunch of folk that can't m...

    https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/kdpdzlywcbgc/

    Website
  • Intro to Solutions Thinking for Product Managers

    Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

    Product managers and product teams face unprecedented challenges as business environments and product ecosystems become increasingly complex and unpredictable.

    Customers have tremendous freedom to choose among competing products, and user experience has become a big factor in many purchase decisions. Time-to-market pressure is unrelenting, while product complexity and technical challenges keep increasing. In this environment, businesses must offer solutions that solve the right problem for the right consumer at the right time and the right price.

    Solutions Thinking offers a fresh look at how to develop holistic solutions for customer problems. Solutions Thinking helps teams balance business, usage, and technology to create a compelling and sustainable set of products and services to meet the customer’s current and future needs. Solutions Thinking helps teams go from opportunities to solutions using a value-driven approach, and works with traditional, Agile, and hybrid development life cycles.

    Many teams just focus on making products when they should be thinking about developing solutions. Solutions Thinking blends a unique collection of proven industry models into a coherent methodology for solution development. The approach is specifically designed to work in complex environments.

    *This is a free, one-hour introduction to Solutions Thinking, which is typically a day-long workshop. We will not have time to cover topics in depth. After an overview of the topics, there will be time for a deeper dive into one additional module based on participant preferences. If you would like to participate in the day-long workshop on February 21st, please make a reservation here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solutions-thinking-for-product-managers-tickets-30741063348

    Who typically attends? Product managers, Product owners, product planners, product marketing, architects, designers, product engineers, and others working on holistic solution discovery, definition, design, and delivery.

    Brought to you by https://www.nucognitive.com

    Website
  • Intro to Agile Leadership by nuCognitive

    Agile development methods and practices are radically different from ‘waterfall’ or sequential, phased approaches. Agile development has become mainstream in software development over the last decade and has recently spread beyond software to other domains. It is important for leaders and manager to understand how to build, develop, and lead Agile teams -- not just for your company, but also for your own career.

    This workshop introduces leaders and managers to a cohesive set of methods, practices, and principles to maximize business results from Agile and Lean development, while also cultivating a workplace where people thrive. The workshop defines and clarifies the roles of leaders, first-line managers, middle managers, and executives using materials drawn from over a decade of Agile and Lean adoption experience covering tens of thousands of people within Fortune 100 companies. It also addresses what does and doesn't work well in Agile and Lean adoptions across a diverse set of global cultures.

    Brought to you by https://www.nucognitive.com

    Website
  • Portland Tech Solidarity Meeting

    TBD

    The goal of this meetup is to get interested people from the tech world together with Portland community organizations to discuss practical steps we can take in the face of a Trump administration, while there is still ample time to prepare and plan.

    We'll operate on the assumption that Trump means what he says, and that he will work to implement the policies he campaigned on, including mass deportations, "extreme vetting" of immigrants and visitors, and a registry of Muslim Americans.

    Together I hope we can find ways to minimize the impact of these policies in and around Portland, help people defend their rights (and fight back), and lobby the companies we work to stop collecting and storing sensitive data wherever possible.

    To attend: email [email protected] or Signal: +1 415 610 0231

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 25 2017
    Email Marketing Hands On Lab

    Do you already use email marketing in your business? Have you uploaded your contact list and want to get the most out of your marketing investment? http://bit.ly/011217DPMemLab

    Then this class is for YOU!

    Bring your laptop for this hands on lab to work on your email marketing with Don Richardson, Digital Marketing Consultant and Master Certified Constant Contact partner. Coffee, tea and water provided. Class size is limited to 6 people only.

    Topics:

    Correct account set up & configuration. Making a mobile responsive template with your logo and brand colors. Reviewing reports and taking action. Contact list management. Growing your list and list segmentation. Creating an email marketing strategy & plan.

    This lab is not for you if: You are just getting started with email marketing. We will have other classes specifically for this (Getting Started Level)

    This lab is not for you if: You are interested in learning about email marketing and how you can get more leads, inquiries, just getting started with email marketing. We will have other classes specifically for this (Interested Level)

    REGISTRATION INFO Registration fee is non refundable Registration is valid for this event only Registration may not be used for any future event If you are unable to attend, another person may use the registration REGISTRATION: $97 per person http://bit.ly/011217DPMemLab

    Class size is limited to 6 people. Pre-Registration is Required.

    Website
  • Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Velo Cult Bike Shop

    Are you building your own website? Your own personal bot? RSS/Twitter/IRC/Slack 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
  • MarTech Meetup: "Curious about how Watson AI can help in your Job Search?"

    In this talk we will help you learn how to use AI to your advantage in your job search.

    Believe it or not HR departments and Companies are harvesting social media data and all other available information about you to filter out candidates. It gives them an unfair advantage while hiring. Can the unfair advantage be balanced by Job seekers? The answer is - Yes.

    Join us to find out how

    Talk covers the following;

    1. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

    2. Why and How to use Watson AI for job search

    3. Science behind Watson AI

    Website
  • IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace

    Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

    Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

    Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

    Fee: $10 for IEEE Members

    $20 for non-members

    Agenda

    6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

    6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

    7:00pm: Lecture begins

    7:45pm: Q&A, networking

    Website
  • IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace

    Note-please register on our website at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43048

    Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

    Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

    Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

    Fee: $5 for IEEE Members

    $10 for non-members

    Agenda

    6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

    6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

    7:00pm: Lecture begins

    7:45pm: Q&A, networking

    Website
  • Practical User Management for Web and Mobile Developers

    Implementing user management in the age of password breaches, hybrid topologies, Social and Enterprise SSO, MFA, etc is not for the faint of heart. This event is to share knowledge and explore best practices. Implementation choices - DB / OpenID / LDAP / Auth0 Outsourcing User Management options (Amazon Cognito, others) Enterprise-ready with Federated SSO support, SCIM Risk-based authentication, MFA, and other alternatives Complying with standards - PCI / SOC2 / HIPAA / NIST

  • Thursday
    Jan 26 2017
    TiECon Northwest & Pitch Northwest

    The Sentinel Hotel

    TiE Oregon, TiE Seattle, TiE Vancouver BC and TiE Rockies are coming together to host the first-ever TiECon Northwest in Portland Oregon on January 25-26th. This 1.5 day conference will bring together entrepreneurs and investors and will highlight three disruptive technology sectors – Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Healthcare, and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality.

    The possibilities seem huge and there is tremendous hype, full of great buzzwords and slogans but for investors and entrepreneurs, key questions still exist regarding these technologies:

    What is the value? How can such value be unlocked? Is now the right time? What are the specific approaches, applications and markets that these technologies can be utilized in? What do these sectors need in order to continue to grow? Join us at TiECon Northwest as we bring together experts in these sectors for interactive panel discussions, keynotes, and opportunities to network with entrepreneurs and investors throughout the northwest.

    PITCH NORTHWEST The conference will end with a pitch competition, Pitch Northwest!

    Pitch Competition Criteria Pitch Northwest is available to pre-series A companies from all industries. The company must be headquartered in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, or British Columbia. You must have a minimal viable product, must have customer validation and are looking for funding to scale.

    Prizes

    The over-all winner will receive a check for $3,000 --- we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! The people's choice winner will receive a check for $1,000 - again, we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY DECEMBER 30TH

    Application details can be found at www.tieconnorthwest.org

    Website
  • WeWork 2017 Celebration

    Bring your friends and family to enjoy food, live music, and fun! Sponsored in Partnership with The Whiskey Wash, get excited for Whiskey and Wine tasting throughout the building.

    Custom House has also partnered with BloodWorks NW and the Oregon Food Bank to give back this season as well. Have your friends & family bring a food donation for entrance into the party, or sign up for the Blood Drive!

    RSVPs Required, check in at the front desk when you arrive.

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring
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    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. 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 HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery 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.

    Website
  • Portland Python & PyLadies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night
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    New Relic

    Happy new year, we've moved to New Relic!

    Come join us for Pythonic Talks

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

    This month:

    • Pip install this: 0 to PyPI in 60 minutes by Tucker Beck

      This talk will cover:

      • What's needed for a basic python package
      • Writing a basic setup.py
      • Adding a test suite a-la pytest
      • Using flake8 to check code style
      • Creating some documentation via sphinx
      • Getting travis-ci integration working with your github repo
      • Hosting and automaticly building documentation on readthedocs.org
      • Publishing to pypi via travis when tags are pushed

    There should be time for lightning talks after the presentation. If you have something you want to share, come prepared to give a 5 minute talk. If you've never given a talk before, don't worry we have a guide

    Thank you, comScore for providing pizza!

    RSVP at Meetup

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

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night
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    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
    Jan 27 2017
    Learn to Code Friday
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    PDX Code Guild

    6:00 - 6:30 Mix & Mingle

    Help will be available for those needing help getting started or moving ahead learning to code. 6:30 Intros

    6:45 Beginner Tutorials

    We will rotate each week between: 1. Setting up your environment 2. Getting started learning Python 3. Getting started with HTML and CSS 4. Getting started with JavaScript

    7:30-9:00 Mentor assisted study session

    Help will be available for beginning Python, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

    Website
  • Super: Tech Women Live Storytelling

    Revolution Hall

    WHAT: Back Fence PDX and VOX SIREN are partnering to showcase the First EVER Live Storytelling event featuring SUPER: WOMEN IN TECH. WHO: Badass local and out-of-town women working in the technology industry telling true, unscripted stories WHEN: FRI | JAN 27, 2017 WHERE: REVOLUTION HALL | 1300 SE STARK ST | PDX 97214

                7:00PM DOORS/FOOD/DRINKS | 8:00PM SHOW (MINORS 16 AND OVER WELCOME) 
    

    FEATURING: Women telling their true, personal stories of influencing the way shit gets done and blowing new doors into the thick walls of the patriarchal techo-chamber! Women have been relegated to the background in this environment for too long, their important contributions overlooked – but that all changes now as we bring SIX women to the Rev Hall stage to share their never been told, true stories.

    Story themes include Origins of My Superpower, Big Failure Big Gain, Embracing My Bossy Bad Self, Best / Worst / Oddest Day on the Job, That Moment I Just Stopped Caring, Shaking Hands with My Inner Weird.

    Storytellers include women of all colors and cultural backgrounds who are killing it in tech: DOMINIQUE DeGUZMAN, Twilio MELINDA CAMPBELL, Puppet Inc. MARIA WEBSTER LEAH SIDDALL, Elemental SAIRA WEIGEL, Wieden+Kennedy And one more announced soon!

    Hosted by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE

    Change happens through story. Portland’s BIGGEST LOCAL TECH GIANTS Puppet Inc. and Elemental are sponsoring this livestreamed event! They understand that the Portland Tech Diversity Pledge is more than a piece of paper! We also have the support of the Portland Development Commission, Client Joy, Travel Portland, and Wieden+Kennedy.

    BONUS!! With the support from our sponsors we’re partnering with Wieden+Kennedy to produce the first SUPER: WOMEN IN STEM coloring book. This book will be filled with illustrations and short stories about 15 local and national women in STEM fields (throughout history!) and will be available at the event and at local bookstores after.

    PLUS! A percentage of our proceeds will go to Black Girls CODE. Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls, when given the opportunity, excel at code. Their ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040. We are thrilled to be putting this capital toward a cause we believe in!

    ADMISSION: $10-$17 ADVANCE, $20 DOOR. 16+, $10 tickets with Student ID. There are a limited number of $50 VIP tickets reserved in the front rows until 7:55. In addition to reserved seats, VIP Ticket holders also receive a gift bag PACKED with goodies from some of our favorite folks! TICKETS: backfencepdx.com

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 28 2017
    Hispanicpros’ 2nd Annual Latin@ Technology Fest

    Thank you for being committed to attending Tech Fest 2017. Intel has graciously offered to cover the 20$ ticket value for all attendees this year! Make sure to register and take advantage of this great opportunity to network and connect with others in the STEAM industries!

    Hispanicpros’ 2nd Annual Latin@ Technology Fest will provide a platform for Technology companies and government agencies to engage 200+ Hispanic professionals with STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) backgrounds as well as college students interested in STEAM careers. This initiative is in its second installment of several to address the low percentages of diverse professionals working in the Technology Industry.

    The Latin@ Technology Fest features companies seeking diverse talent and diverse entrepreneurs that will inspire diversity in entrepreneurship. During the same event, non-profit organizations that offer support to professionals and students seeking opportunities in STEAM sectors will also be featured. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes and connect with companies seeking diverse talent. Seasoned professionals will have the opportunity to meet with hiring companies, while students hear from a professional panel regarding current trends in the market. Technology startups founded by diverse founders will also have the opportunity to pitch their idea or business.

    Website
  • AR + VR Project Showcases @ WSU Vancouver
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    Our first Networking Night of 2017 is a Saturday dedicated to AR and VR Project Showcases at the Creative Media & Digital Culture Center (CMDC) at Washington State University in Vancouver (WSUV)

    The Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program teaches students to conceptualize applications of digital technologies and to think critically about digital media and the ways humans interact and engage with them.

    On Jan. 28th, CMDC alumnae and current students will be showcasing AR, VR, 2D & 3D animations, websites, and a transmedia educational game environment that have been created for their own research or local community and cultural organizations. Experience and learn further about the creative and critical approaches CMDC students have used when working with digital technology.  

    Saturday's Program

    1:00pm – 1:30pm – Doors Open
    1:30pm – 3:00pm – Welcome + Projects
    3:00pm – 4:00pm – Mingle 

    Presenters

    CMDC alumnae and current students. Join us for project showcases featuring AR, VR, 2D & 3D animations, websites, and a transmedia educational game environment. 

    About the Venue

    This is the first event we are organizing in the state of Washington. The event will be held on the beautiful campus of WSU Vancouver and we hope you will make the trip.

    Who Should Attend?

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

    About the CMDC 

    The Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) program offers a major and a formal minor leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) at Washington State University Vancouver.  It teaches students to conceptualize, in both research and practice, applications of digital technologies and to think critically about digital media and the ways humans interact and engage with them.

    The CMDC program focuses on six areas of study within the field of digital media: 1) web & mobile design & development, 2) 2 & 3D animation for simulation and visualization, 3) digital publishing, 4) physical computing, 5) social media / SEO for digital marketing, and most recently 6) game studies & design.  With over 250 students in the CMDC, it is now recognized as one of five Signature Programs on the WSUV campus.  

    Website
  • Sunday
    Jan 29 2017
    Women Who Hack

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    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 women (cis & trans*) and persons with non-binary genders or no gender, 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: [email protected]

    Our mailing list is via this Google Group. Please apply for access there, or if you don't have a Google account, please use this link to subscribe.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 30 2017
    Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
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    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

    Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

    Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

    This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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  • 10th Annual Winter Coders' Social
    Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9 Ruby 6cb4bb736e6c4cb0000f6e4d6254e13d9088263198adc4a1fd0676f8a2f84c34 Javascript 6abd4d1aeb784c814b3ef6ce94436f030aad9dfe0f5255ea43a181edc84c4c0c Golang 0dea0d336f26b36b301193f4eaf22e669ed785d3a11195ffd0894f361b629e4c

    Simple

    Potluck and game night for Portland Coders of all flavors. Register at eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-winter-coders-social-and-potluck-tickets-31309764348

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 31 2017
    Meet Portland's Tech Industry! For Job Seekers w/ Disabilities

    New Relic

    New Relic, an international software company, will be joined by other Portland area tech companies for a first-of-its-kind job-connection event. Job seekers, Vocational Counselors, and support staff will receive an in-depth and informational introduction to the attending organizations, along with career opportunities within each. During the first hour, representatives from each organization will take part in an organized panel-style Q&A session. The second hour of the event provides attendees the unique opportunity to network, one-on-one, with the recruiters and hiring managers from each company. Participating organizations currently include: New Relic, Puppet Labs and Jama Software.

    This event is open to job seekers with disabilities, Vocational Counselors, and employment support staff, and is free to attend. There is a maximum number of attendees allowed, so all interested participants should sign up today!

    FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Public transportation services this location, so visit trimet.org for details. There is a parking garage in the building, the entrance is on 5th Ave. There may be metered street parking in the surrounding area, both on a first-come, first-served basis and for a fee. Other parking garages in the area can be found at: SW 4th & Ankeny or SW 4th & Stark. We are unable to reimburse/validate for transportation and parking costs.

    What can/can't I bring to the event? We suggest you bring a pen and paper for note taking. You may bring support staff with you but please make sure they register.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Reach out to Kim Alejo at (971) 244-0305 or [email protected].

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Nope!

    Will you provide an accommodation if I need one to participate in the event? Of course! Just let us know at least five days in advance what you need to be successful. Contact Kim Alejo at (971) 244-0305 or [email protected].

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  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event

    Digital Trends

    RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-30737630079

    Join us for happy hour at Digital Trends to celebrate PDXWIT's 5 Year Anniversary!

    For our first event in 2017 and in honor of our anniversary, the theme of the event is reflecting on how your life has changed over the last five years. We will hear more about this from our lightning speakers and use this concept as our networking conversational prompt.

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase women in our community who are doing great things.

    Introduction to Digital Trends, including what they do and what jobs they are hiring for.
    
    Meet entrepreneur Paige Hendrix Buckner, who went from teaching and directing public policy to founding a company that ensures businesses can easily gift locally-sourced items to their clients, at her company ClientJoy.
    
    A talk by Maarika Krumhansl, a mother of a young daughter and a Release Manager at Jama Software, about how she is a mama in tech.
    

    Remember, throughout the event we will have an activity table for people who want to create during the event. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 1 2017
    PDXWIT Higher Ed & Tech team up to promote diversity and inclusion

    Reed College

    RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-higher-ed-tech-team-up-to-promote-diversity-and-inclusion-tickets-30225838296

    Colleges and universities in the Portland area are great places to work, and higher education has a lot of jobs in tech and related fields. With over 1500 positions across institutions in the PDX metro area, higher ed offers a wealth of opportunities for folks in tech.

    Join PDXWIT and Reed College for a tech networking and learning event. Our focus is on information sharing for women and people of other genders generally underrepresented in the tech field. All allies are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    The Reed community supports individuals with identities from across the spectrum. A significant part of that support involves actively combating racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ableism, and all forms of oppression and marginalization.

    Kristina King and Marianne Colgrove are the organizers for the event, which will feature: - Welcome & Introduction to Reed College Happy hour and networking Lightning round talks, including: Tech opportunities in higher ed (jobs and more) (Marianne Colgrove, Deputy CIO, Reed College) - Teaching (with) technology (Kristin Bott, Associate Director of Instructional Technology Services, Reed College) - How bringing our authentic selves to the workplace is part and parcel of increasing diversity in tech (Kathy Lee, Windows Software Developer) - Servant Leadership in Times of Distress: Cherishing Uncertainty in a Black and White World (Marie Daniels, Owner at Me Out Loud, LLC) - I can do anything; get out of my car! (Janessa Olson, Junior Product Manager at Womply) - How to network in higher ed (Michelle Valintis, Director of Human Resources, Reed College) - More practice! kick off more networking

    The Reed community supports individuals with identities from across the spectrum. A significant part of that support involves actively combating racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ableism, and all forms of oppression and marginalization.

    Note:

    -All parking at Reed is free and no permit is required. The closest parking is the West Lot on SE 28th between Woodstock and Steele. Getting to Reed http://www.reed.edu/getting-to-reed.html - Kaul is building 23 on this map of campus:https://www.reed.edu/facilities_services/downloads/MapPrintColor.pdf

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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  • CHIFOO Event: Embrace The Chaos

    New Relic

    CHIFOO presents "Embrace The Chaos: Client Workshops and Getting the Insights You Seek" with Alicia Nagel, Alicia Nagel Creative, LLC!

    Engage the client in disruptive and engaging workshops early in website development process to elicit input from key stakeholders who might not otherwise be able to verbalize it. Learn about workshop tools to engage clients to define user personas, develop a wish-list of website features, and define voice for content.

    About the Speaker

    Alicia (@AliciaNagelCrtv) brings over a decade of experience in marketing strategy and branding. She creates content and makes sure the marketing for her clients is strategically crafted to meet their business goals.

    She currently enjoys living in NoPo and takes any chance she can get to visit the many gardens we have within the city.

    Come join CHIFOO for our second speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

    http://bit.ly/2j998jU

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  • Thursday
    Feb 2 2017
    Portland Linux/Unix Group

    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
    Feb 3 2017
    AgilePDX Pub Lunch: Velocity and Value Are Not Equivalent

    Do you see your organization confusing velocity with value? Is velocity being emphasized while value is not scrutinized? Do you find teams under pressure to execute against a rigid backlog and when they ask questions about value--there just aren't any answers?

    This may appear to be a subtle problem, but some would say the ramifications are significant and far reaching.

    Link arms with your Product Owner or Product Manager and head on down to Ringlers the first Friday in February. We're going to chew this topic over thoroughly!

    You know where to find us. We'll be in the back. RSVPs not required, but very welcome, to [email protected].

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  • Epicodus Demo Day Event

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is hosting a demo day event at our office on Friday, February 3rd! Alumni will be showing off a variety of applications they've built from start to finish. If you're considering hiring a junior developer, are curious about what we teach, or simply want to support the Portland tech community, we'd love to have you. Feel free to join us for lunch, or come any time during the open house hours to check out work put together by our graduates! The event is free to attend, but please make sure and register via Eventbrite for logistic purposes.

    Schedule

    • Pre-presentation networking: 12:00 - 12:30 P.M.
    • Lunch presentations - 12:30 - 1:30
    • Open house 1:30 - 3:30
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  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteering with Free Geek

    Free Geek

    RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteering-with-free-geek-tickets-28617202824

    Free Geek and PDXWIT are partnering up for our first group volunteer activity. Dani Schulte will be teaching volunteers how to manually disassemble computers, peripheral electronic devices, and other electronic hardware.

    Manual disassembly is important for 2 main reasons:

    1. Significantly reduces landfill-bound waste from electronics in comparison to mechanized recycling done by for-profit recycling operations.

    2. Produces high-quality separated metals.

    Agenda:

    Dani will do a brief orientation with you when you arrive at 3:30pm. Must read, fill out, and sign the Volunteer Application (unless you have volunteered here before). The Group Volunteer Form must also be filled out. All the required forms will be emailed to the volunteers closer to the event. Please bring the applications and the Group Form when you come to volunteer!

    Hand tools, power drills, aprons, safety goggles and gloves provided - close-toed shoes are required to volunteer at Free Geek.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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  • Startup Weekend Vancouver 2017
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    Clark College Main Campus - Foster Hall

    Vancouver Washington is having the 2nd annual Startup Weekend!!!!!

    We are excited to offer a new year kick off event to help you launch that great idea into a business.

    In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

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  • Saturday
    Feb 4 2017
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Presents A Woman-focused Code Retreat

    The Tech Academy

    RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-presents-a-woman-focused-code-retreat-tickets-29987640841

    Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer-led organization dedicated to enabling software developers to help each other improve their craft and teaming skills. Software developers of all sorts gather with their machines, IDEs and the ready-to-code Conway's Game of Life. A Coderetreat facilitator assists the developers during several 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Tanya Crenshaw and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate this Coderetreat. Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event.

    Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development!

    If you were there in October, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and come along. In response to feedback from the last session, we’ll be starting at 9am this time. Yes, we listen.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Website

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