Blind Pig 5th Annual “Let’s Duet!” Karaoke Networking Party
Are you a latent pop star trapped inside of a marketing professional’s body? Is your inner “Adele” stuck in cubicle hell? It’s time to let your voice be heard!
Mark your calendars, it’s time for the 5th Annual Blind Pig “Let’s Duet!” Karaoke Death Match and Professional Networking Party. Presented by the American Marketing Association – PDX.
CALL FOR ENTRY: Sign up today - http://www.ama-pdx.org/events/blind-pig-5th-annual-lets-duet-karaoke-death-match-networking-party/
Set Goals & Get Sh!t Done with your Creative Community–
Can you believe we're already HALF way through 2016?
Step outside your office or workspace for an evening with The Creative Roundtable community. We will be sharing goals we hope to achieve before the end of 2016 and finding ways to stay accountable for business success!
As always, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Bring your big ideas and friend or two. We look forward to seeing you!
Thursday, May 26 6:30-8:30pm at DeskHub
Learn more & claim your spot here, it's free!
- Jehn & Jena
Portland Python Presentation Night
Come join us for Pythonic talks!
All levels are welcome! Talk levels vary from beginner to advanced.
- Implementing MVC Architecture in Python for Data Analysis by Ernest Bonat, Ph.D.
We would like thank this month's sponsor, CloudBolt Softwre, for providing pizza.
After there should be time to chat, and ask each other questions.
RSVP at Meetup
Join us on our python.org mailing list and in #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!
Erlang On NixOS - Managing And Releasing Erlang Systems In The Cloud
Erlang On NixOS - Managing And Releasing Erlang Systems In The Cloud With A Fully Declarative Package Manager
In this talk we will discuss how to manage Erlang dependencies with the Nix package manager and how to use the Nix system to deliver declaratively described images containing an Erlang Release to cloud platforms.
To educate the audiance about the value of using a functional, declarative package management system to deliver functional, declarative systems.
Developers actively deploying Erlang systems and those interested in deploying Erlang System.
About Eric Merritt
Co-author of Erlang and OTP in Action, open source contributor, Erlang Engineer.
CTRL-H Open House
Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer.
We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.
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SaturdayMay 28 2016PyCon 2016through
Oregon Convention Center
PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyCon is organized by the Python community for the community. We try to keep registration far cheaper than most comparable technology conferences, to make PyCon accessible to the widest group possible. PyCon is a diverse conference dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience to everyone. Our code of conduct is intended to help everyone maintain the PyCon spirit. We thank all attendees and staff for observing it.
Spring into Coding
Join CodeVana for a fun filled afternoon and spring into coding with this free workshop. Come for just an hour or stay for the whole afternoon. Come with your family and friends and learn the skills to make a web app, a mobile app. Please bring your laptops. This workshop is geared towards children and families.
- 1:00-1:30 - Setup & Social Time
- 1:30 - 3:00 - Programming the Web: Web Sites, HTML/CSS/JS, Advanced Web Apps
- 3:00 - 4:30 - Developing & Deploying a Mobile App
- 4:30 - 5:00 - Additional Resources to explore in the Summer
MondayMay 30 2016Risk Management and Decision Makingthrough
[FIT Online Course #PDP0711 – RISK MGMT] Schedule: Online, May 30 through Jul 1, 2016 $450* per engineer. Taught by John Blyler, PSU and JB Systems
This course will examine the concepts, techniques and tools for managing risk and making decision as key components of the systems engineering process. Differences between mission critical and non-mission critical programmatic risk will be emphasized. Other topics include the limits of expected value-based risk analysis, decision making strategies such a max/min, min/max and regrets. Formal methods in risk analysis, elementary decision analysis and decision trees, multi-objective decision making, Pareto techniques, optimality, and trade-off analysis will be covered. Risk and decision techniques will be contrasted with the interfacing processes of program management and software engineering, from both the government (DOD) and industrial perspectives. Case studies will be used throughout the course to demonstrate actual implementation of concept and techniques.
TuesdayMay 31 2016TypeScript Open Forum
Join us for our May meeting where we'll be hosting an "open forum".
6:00pm Networking and Snacks
6:10pm Welcome and Announcements
6:20pm Open Forum
TypeScript Open Forum
Have you started using TypeScript but ran into an issue that's been tough to resolve? Maybe you've been wanting to learn TypeScript but are unsure of where to start? Or maybe you've got a TypeScript project that you'd like to share?
Come join us for an open forum on TypeScript. All skill levels are welcomed. Bring your questions or solutions and share them with the group.
Possible topics include:
• Language features
• Work flow
• Irksome problems
• (Fill in the blank... whatever you want!)
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.
This event is also on meetup.com. Invite your friends!
WednesdayJun 1 2016Portland 1 Million Cups - Seed: Modern Banking for Small Business
A Not to be missed 1MC!
This week meet Seed ~ Modern Banking for Small Business founded by former executives at Simple the consumer banking startup.
Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.
As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.
Come and check it out and bring a friend.
Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.
A Portland community effort to help those affected by the Intel layoffs
By now, you've heard the news about the layoffs occurring at Intel, Oregon's largest employer. And now Jive, as well. Nearly 800 people from our community are now in the midst of searching for new jobs.
But you know what? In Portland, we have never been a community that shies away from making the best out of every situation. Or from supporting one another. And that's not going to change anytime soon. Especially now.
That's why a bunch of us are banding together to figure out ways to help those folks affected.
Why? Because we're a community. And this is what communities do.
Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Nat Parker (GlobeSherpa, now moovel)
Nat Parker is the CEO of moovel North America. moovel N.A. works to bring mobility solutions for public and alternative transportation options to North American cities through two distinctive but complementary products.
Prior to leading moovel N.A., Parker co-founded and served as CEO of GlobeSherpa, a market leader in mobile ticketing technology for public transportation. GlobeSherpa launched the nation’s first multimodal white-label mobile ticketing app, TriMet Tickets, in Portland, Oregon in September 2013. Under Parker’s leadership, GlobeSherpa grew to service 16 transit agency clients in eleven U.S. cities. Following the merger of GlobeSherpa and RideScout as moovel N.A., GlobeSherpa’s mobile ticketing platform evolved to become moovel transit.
Join us and learn how one of Oregon’s hottest startups was able to execute and grown their company from its inception, when Nat and his co-founder were still graduate students at Portland State University, to where they are now.
PDXRust June: Lightning Talks–
Are you a Rust expert? Have you played with Rust a bit and told yourself you really should write more code in it, but never made the time? Do you just like learning about cool new programming languages? If any of these apply to you, come to the PDXRust meetup to learn more and meet others with similar interests!
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space. The first hour is either lightning talks from group members or a more in-depth tutorial from a Rust expert, and the second hour is hacking and social time.
Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!
Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct defines the Rust community's expectations for participation.
ThursdayJun 2 2016TechJunction
F2F Events, Inc. (F2F) produces CPE-accredited educational conferences for IT professionals focusing on the latest developments in information security, IT infrastructure and communications. F2F’s TechJunction conference series is dedicated to providing both attending delegates and sponsors a strong return on their investment of time and resources. With a “by invitation-only” format, cutting-edge content, interactive labs & exhibits, and other complimentary delegate benefits (coffee, lunch, cocktails; etc.) TechJunction has earned the reputation as “THE technology conference” for IT professionals across the country.
Alternative Educational Pathways: The future of education in adult learning
The world is changing rapidly and technology is becoming increasingly pervasive in our everyday lives. Higher education and adult learning changing too. Experiments in project-based learning, design thinking, hybrid pedagogy, and educational communities are already underway – but where will they lead us? And what does all of this mean for the future of adult learning and higher education?
Join us at our next meetup to dive into these topics! Hear from a variety of perspectives about what this changing landscape of education looks like locally and elsewhere. Sharing their perspectives are:
- Douglas Tsoi, Portland Underground Grad School
- Susan Adams, Oregon Health and Sciences University
And others (TBD) from the realm of workforce development, blended and online learning!
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
FridayJun 3 2016First Fridays Free Days
Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.
Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it’ll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.
If you RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectiveagency/ or http://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/ or Twitter @CollectiveAgenC with the time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for, then that's great.
Schedule: • 9am – Open for free • 12pm – Optional potluck lunch • 5pm – End of Open House
People here for free will have access to the big loft room, the kitchen, and restrooms, but not: conference rooms, locker storage, computer monitors. You can come in groups of up to 14 people. There are no age restrictions.
The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines
AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: The End of Agile
We’ve been hearing about it for years. GROW is the new new thing. DevOps builds on Agile and is the new new thing. Hybrid is bad, and Agile only works if you follow the book—right? You got that book? Are we ineffective, tired, fighting back, plodding on, or something else?
Has the practice of what we think of as Agile changed? Can we not be Agile without first being Lean? What about Agile/Lean? When even signers of the Agile Manifesto speak up against Agile, what’s an agilist to think?
Or is agile SAFe and sound and the Agile brand has developed a stink? Too many forced marches to agility? Do we need to start calling “agile” “nimble” in order to make progress? And, frankly, how much do we care about what’s in the press?
The Downtown Pub Lunchers care enough to have voted this topic in last month with a participating attendance of 40 pub grub munching agilists. Come on down and help us sort this one out. You probably have the answer. There’s beer, and we’ll be in the back.
RSVP's not required but much appreciated at email@example.com. It helps determine whether to move the furniture and ask for additional servers.
SaturdayJun 4 2016IndieWeb Summit 2016through
The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.
Join us in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!
You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, Webmention, Micropub and more!
TuesdayJun 7 2016Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students–
Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can 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.
Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!
Check out our FAQ.
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting - PLEASE NOTE [temporary] CHANGE IN VENUE
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
Collaborate on a Surrealist Rails App by Terian Koscik
Surrealism is an artistic practice in which mundane but dissimilar ideas are juxtaposed to create surprising or nonsensical ideas. This has interesting results when applied to startup culture. In this workshop, rather than finding a market niche which can be exploited for fame, revenue, or power, we will be using our skills as Rails developers to create products with no practical use whatsoever. We will use a variation of the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse to create collaborative Rails apps, then present them to one another in a mockery of venture capitalism.
After presentations we'll have more socializing time.
Thanks to CrowdCompass for providing the venue this month!
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!
Share Highlights from the Write The Docs '16 Conference
Some of us have just enjoyed the Write The Docs (WTD) conference here in Portland (May 22-24), and I'd like us to share our experiences.
Mo Nishiyama, Technical Writer/Community Curator at Oregon Health & Science University, will share his highlights from this and previous WTD conferences.
(We'll add more information as it becomes available.)
WednesdayJun 8 2016Risk Assessments, Initial & Ongoing
If you use technology in your day to day operations (and who doesn't), join us on the morning of Wednesday, June 8th for our second of four events on mitigating the risks of business impacts through cybersecurity.
Part two of the series will focus on risk assessment, both initial and ongoing. A hand selected subject matter expert will lead our session with a broad overview on assessments that will benefit both junior and senior level IT professionals. Selected panelists will share real life scenarios on the successes and challenges they have faced in preparing for and conducting risk assessments for their business.
Questions to be answered during this session:
-What are the impacts to your business and your role specifically if there is a security breach? -Is it lost revenue, lost brand equity, lost job, etc? -What is the first step in getting a risk assessment? -What are the best tools in conducting self / internal assessments? -When assessing risk, which threats are higher in the risk hierarchy - internal or external? -How does BYOD impact your risk assessment planning/monitoring?
Panelists - Dave Dyk, Simple Finance Eric Dahl, CorVel Corporation
Moderator Jim Robison, Anitian
Speaker Michael Lines, Cyber Security Advisor
Thank you to our series sponsor, Neudesic!
OEN PubTalk: What the BLEEP is Lean?
You’ve heard of the lean process, but are you fuzzy on the details? Curious if you can apply it to your startup? Although lean is often linked to manufacturing, it’s really about how ideas, people, energy, information, materials, and cash flow through an organization. At our June PubTalk, four panelists from diverse industries will discuss how the lean process has impacted their company culture, including the benefits and potential pitfalls.
Panelists linclude: - Alvin Elbert, A.R.E. Manufacturing - John Grant, Agile Attorney Network - Ken Tomita, Grovemade - Yesenia Gallardo, Poda Foods
Modern Web Dev Workshop: Sass Workshop 1 of 3
Explore the power of Sass / SCSS over three action-packed evenings. Variables, mixins, math, functions, directives, and more!
We all know that staying on top of recent web trends, tools, and best practices isn’t easy. The Modern Web Dev workshop will help you get up to speed with our absolutely favorite CSS pre-processor.
If you’re interested in writing exceptional front-end code, whether you’re just getting into the field or simply haven’t had the time to keep up with the latest and greatest, you’ll leave these workshops with a good understanding how to use Sass to style sites quickly, efficiently, and intelligently.
Workshop 1 June 8, 2016 6pm - 8pm
Intro to Sass - SCSS syntax, nesting, variables, @extend, placeholders, color functions.
Workshop 2 June 15, 2016 6pm - 8pm
Intermediate Sass - mixins, media queries, @import, control directives, custom functions.
Workshop 3 June 22, 2016 6pm - 8pm
Real World Sass – compiling, libraries, modular Sass, partials, and much more!
$40 each session or attend all three for $100
Reserve your spot at http://www.planetargon.com/workshops/modern-web-dev/
Founded in 2002, Planet Argon is a creative web agency in Portland, Oregon that designs and develops web and mobile applications. Our core focus is to simplify lives through digital technology. We value proactiveness, dependability, versatility, collaboration and delightfulness.
Your workshop teachers are a mix of designers and developers, with decades of experience and expertise between them.
CHIFOO Event: Empowering Community Moderators
CHIFOO presents "Empowering Community Moderators to Make Values-Based Decisions" with Jasen Balmat, OkCupid!
Working in tandem with scripted filtration tools, Moderators act as gate-keepers. Often under-paid and poorly supported, Community Moderators work invisibly at the heart of the social community. Each day, these individuals make thousands of judgement calls on behalf of the community they serve. At their best, Community Moderators provide personal care and an attention to detail which enriches each community member’s experience on an individual level. Their careful decisions contribute to a sense of safety and well-being that is the hallmark of a healthy community.
About the Speaker
Jasen Balmat is a visual artist turned tech-geek who leads the Community Moderation team at OkCupid. He holds BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design.
Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."