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  • Thursday
    Jul 27 2017
    Code For Good
    through
    Reed College

    Code for Good is a new annual event based in Portland where Python programmers from all over the globe get together for a long weekend to build projects that help our communities. In 2017 the event will take place in Portland, OR, at Reed College. Participants stay in on-site dorms; hacking and socializing takes place in communal areas. Join us this year just for the fun of giving back!

    Attendees will split into teams and work on projects for organizations like Free Geek, Sisters of the Road Cafe, and Know Your City. Registration is $150 and scholarships are available. We provide housing, food, and evening activities.

    While we are focusing on Python, we'd love for Javascript folks and people with design or UX skills too! We're open to all skill levels.

    Code For Good is a registered non-profit and all sales go 100% to running the event.

    Website
  • Ruby Co-working: Hollywood Edition

    Case Study Coffee

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

  • PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Presents PDX Women of Color in Tech

    We will be giving away bright green and sturdy PDXWIT totes to the first 10 people who check-in at the event!

    Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area to dialogue, network and meet. Lead by Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, this event will offer an inclusive space to hear and address challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to women who identify as a person of color. We are hoping this initial event will grow into an ongoing community.

    Agenda: 5:00 : Check-in (mingle) 5:30 : Speed Meet and Greet 6:00 : Speaking segment 6:30 : Future of PDXWIT - Women of Color in Tech group conversation 7:00 : Close

    PDXWIT Purpose: 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.

    Website
  • UX Book Club: PDX - Designing Interface Animations | Val Head

    Puppet

    We'll be reading and discussing Val Head's book, Designing Interface Animations: Meaningful Motion for User Experience

    The author will join the discussion, digitally, around 6:30.

    http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/designing-interface-animation/

    http://amzn.to/2tfBSiB

    Please read Puppet Labs' Event Code of Conduct below:

    Event Code of Conduct

    Exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, staff and all other attendees at events organized by Puppet Labs (PuppetConf, Puppet Camps, training classes, and others) or held at Puppet Labs facilities are subject to these Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, and we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

    We ask you to be considerate of others and behave professionally and respectfully to all other participants. Remember that sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers or Puppet Labs staff members.

    Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, real or implied violence, intimidation, oppression, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

    If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately.

    Event staff will be happy to help participants address concerns. All reports will be treated as confidential. We strongly encourage you to address your issues privately with any of our staff members who are organizing the event. We encourage you to avoid disclosing information about the incident until the staff have had sufficient time in which to address the situation. Please also keep in mind that public shaming can be counter-productive to building a strong community. We do not condone nor participate in such actions.

    We value your attendance. If you cannot find a member of the event staff or are not comfortable contacting one of the staff, you can alternatively contact [masked], Kara Sowles (kara at puppetlabs.com) or Nathan Rawlins [masked] or nathan.rawlins at puppetlabs.com).

    We expect all participants to follow these rules at all event venues and related social events.

    Website
  • Startup PDX - How to Get Startup Funding in Portland

    CENTRL Office

    Join us for a panel discussion with two of the prominent seed/angel funds in town: Portland Seed Fund and Oregon Angel Fund

    In this discussion, we'll dive into the nuts and bolts of early-stage funding landscape in Portland, what exactly investors are looking for in a startup, and how to navigate through the local funding process. If you're interested in raising money for your startup...come hear this panel discussion to gain a better understanding of getting funded. 

    Agenda:

    6:30pm - Drinks and Networking

    7:00pm - Panel on Early Stage Startup Funding

    Jon Maroney - Partner | Oregon Angel Fund


    Jim Huston - Co-Managing Director | Portland Seed Fund

    --

    Sponsor Thanks!

    CENTRL Office - Best Coworking Space in Town

    Website
  • Project 360: Wellbeing in WELL Buildings

    Explore every perspective of developing a building that breeds wellbeing with our first-ever Project 360.

    Join us for the first-ever Project 360! We’re excited to introduce this unique new program, in which we feature a notably transformative project and offer an insightful 360° view of its conception and completion. Our first Project 360 includes all of the individuals who hold key perspectives regarding the development of Portland’s newest WELL Certified building, the Interior Office Solutions showroom!

    The WELL Building Standard requires an approach to design that prioritizes internal and external individual wellness above all else. With an emphasis on seven critical concept categories—Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort, and Mind—the WELL Building Standard outlines a specific set of research-based conditions that, when met, establish an enriched environment that nourishes the wellbeing of the individuals within it. Our Project 360 panel will illustrate the complete process of fulfilling the WELL Building Standard from a diverse set of perspectives.

    “We can significantly improve the human condition through the way we design, construct, and operate our buildings” – WELL Building standard, condensed summary

    Taking place the evening of July 27th at the brand new Interior Office Solutions Showroom, one of the first WELL-certified buildings in Portland, attendees will quite literally move through various viewpoints, creating the opportunity not only to hear about but to experience firsthand the result of this innovative and intentional design process. This event is sure to be an amazing kick-off to our brand new series and should not be missed!

    Ticket Information: Not-Yet Members - $10, Members - FREE

    Website
  • Portland Python & PyLadies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night

    New Relic

    Come join us for Pythonic Talks

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

    • Design patterns in insurance cost prediction using Python, Django, and React by Christopher Mason

    Thank you PNSQC for sponsoring Pizza for the third month in a row!

    Are you working on something cool and want to share it with your peers? Did you recently discovered a great new Library and think everyone should know about it? Fill out our form http://bit.ly/portland-python-proposals so that we can schedule you!

    RSVP at Meetup

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

    Website
  • Meetup: Anatomy of a GraphQL query starring Eric Baer

    AppNexus, Inc.

    Presentation: Eric Baer (Formidable) "Anatomy of a GraphQL Query"

    Eric will be doing a deep-dive on the anatomy of a GraphQL's query-based protocol, so be sure to come with questions as he's a bona-fide expert. Eric's a software-lead at the formidable Formidable in Seattle, WA; and will be presenting at Chain React soon so check him out there as well!

    Raffle: (2) JetBrains Toolbox 1-year licenses

    We're upping the game here by raffling off some prizes. I have two coupon codes for any JetBrains Toolbox product. There's also a few other raffles in the works, so be sure to come get some free swag.

    FOOD

    YES! There's food! I'm working on the details at the moment, and will update this event when everything has solidified!

    How can I help?

    So glad you asked! I'm looking for help getting this community off the ground, so if you're passionate about GraphQL I'm looking for speakers, AV help, and Social Media help. Please ping me directly at [email protected] if you're interested in helping out!

    Really looking forward to this, see you all there!

    Joel

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    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.

  • 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
  • Consciousness Hacking: Radical Inclusivity and Paradigm Shifting

    Shut Up and Eat

    Jeff Carreira, author of /Radical Inclusivity/, Zooms in to speak with the local co-hacking meetup 7/27 at 7p.

    xcerpt from the Introduction to /Radical Inclusivity: Expanding Our Minds Beyond Dualistic Thinking/

    I believe that we stand in much the same relation to the whole of the universe as our canine and feline pets do to the whole of human life. They inhabit our drawing rooms and libraries. They take part in scenes of whose significance they have no inkling. They are merely tangent to curves of history the beginnings and ends and forms of which pass wholly beyond their ken. So we are tangents to the wider life of things.-- William James

    This book is an invitation to a level of philosophical inquiry that you might not know exists.

    Our journey begins with a description of some of my experiences of profound states of consciousness and the ways I have come to understand them. We go on to discuss how such dramatic shifts occur and how they can be catalyzed. We conclude by exploring the significance of experiences like these in terms of a larger shift in consciousness that many of us seem to be in the midst of.

    You will notice that the writing style used is personal, fluid, fast moving, and at times poetic. That is because I want to avoid giving the impression that a new consciousness can be captured in words. What I am sharing is not knowledge or information. It is not meant to explain how you should think. My intention is to use my experience to initiate an inquiry that will inspire you to think about your own experience and open up some questions worth thinking about.

    Bio Excerpted from Jeff’s Site

    If you ask Jeff Carreira what he’s most excited about he will reply without hesitation—“cultivating the conditions for the emergence of a new paradigm by supporting as many individuals as possible to articulate their deepest realization of truth.” Mystical philosopher, spiritual guide, teacher, writer and lecturer —are just a few descriptors that come to mind when describing Carreira and his extensive career as a seeker, student and teacher.

    Early experiences of cosmic consciousness left deep childhood impressions. After he lost access to those glorious experiences his life as a seeker began at the tender age of about five. From then on he always felt as if he were living two lives, one in the world and one constantly seeking to go beyond it. He received a graduate degree in education, embraced a career as an educator, married and never the whole time he never stopped seeking spiritual wisdom through study and practice.

    He has spent decades studying, practicing and teaching mystical traditions especially of the East and studying the deep philosophical tradition of the West. This unique combination of Eastern Mysticism and Western Philosophy characterizes Carreira’s work as a writer, teacher and philosopher.

    Extensive spiritual practice and profound experiences of awakening make Carreira’s articulation of subtle philosophical insights both deeply personal and broadly accessible. In fact the thing most often praised in Carreira’s work is his ability to make even the most intricate insights and ideas comprehensible and impactful to a wide audience of people.

    “Philosophy is not a luxury,” Carreira states, “because deep philosophical inquiry is critical if we want to understand who we are as human beings in the 21st Century.” His own ongoing philosophical investigations are chronicled in his blog posts and books. He has lectured at such prestigious institutes of higher education as Harvard University, The University of Pennsylvania, Bennington College, Oglethorpe University and the University of Western Australia.

    Before embracing spiritual life Carreira received his undergraduate degree in physics and worked as a research engineer designing, building and testing electro-optical laser devices. After five years he decided to move into a more humanitarian field. He received an M.E.D. and taught special needs and directed a school for adjudicated youth.

    Carreira’s passion for large scale change and his conviction that the highest realizations of spiritual inspired individuals can be the catalyst for that change is inspiring thousands of people around the world. Carreira spends his time writing blog posts, essays and books that share his most recent thinking and realizations. He teaches in-person and virtual courses including a yearlong collaboration with his spiritual compatriot and friend Craig Hamilton. He also leads retreats and workshops in American and Europe.

    In this presentation Jeff Carreira will share insights ad wisdom from his forth coming book Paradigm Shifting. Many would agree that we need to shift out of the paradigm we currently live in and move into something new. But few truly understand the depth of change that implies. We live inside a set of beliefs and assumptions that shape our perception of reality. A paradigm is a story about the way things are that influences our perception so that our we always see what the original story describes. Too often the way it works is that the harder we try to get out the more deeply entrenched we end up. Join Jeff Carreira as he shares insights that reveal how it is possible to let go so deeply of the current paradigm that we become available to be lived by a new one.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Thursday
    Jul 27 2017
    Code For Good
    through
    Reed College

    Code for Good is a new annual event based in Portland where Python programmers from all over the globe get together for a long weekend to build projects that help our communities. In 2017 the event will take place in Portland, OR, at Reed College. Participants stay in on-site dorms; hacking and socializing takes place in communal areas. Join us this year just for the fun of giving back!

    Attendees will split into teams and work on projects for organizations like Free Geek, Sisters of the Road Cafe, and Know Your City. Registration is $150 and scholarships are available. We provide housing, food, and evening activities.

    While we are focusing on Python, we'd love for Javascript folks and people with design or UX skills too! We're open to all skill levels.

    Code For Good is a registered non-profit and all sales go 100% to running the event.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 28 2017
    Agile PDX Westside: How Can We Create a Culture of Seeking and Measuring Value?

    True or false? While Agile is meant to focus teams and companies on delivering customer value, very few Agile adopters today are actually measuring value. What have you have found to be true in your experience?

    Strangely, we often hear of teams adopting many great Agile practices but missing this core element of true value delivery. What might be holding our Agile teams back? What stories can we share of Agile teams measuring value in meaningful ways? Why is it so difficult to measure customer and business value? What actually works? Is it measurement that most affects a team's focus on understanding and delivering value or the culture of the company?

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Dennis Kravets: How To Move Up Quickly In Software

    Featured Speaker: Dennis Kravets

    Dennis is a graduate of The Tech Academy Software Developer Boot Camp who has been moving nowhere but up since graduating. From forming is own web development company to landing a killer dev job, and now dealing with some big-hitter contracts, Dennis has taken huge strides in just the last couple years.

    Now he's coming to The Tech Academy and will share with you his advice and best practices to achieve success in the software field.

    Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Website
  • Epicodus Demo Day Hiring Event

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is hositng a Demo Day event at our office on Friday, July 28th! Alumni will be showing off a variety of applications they've built from start to finish. If you're considering hiring a junior developer, or are interested in partnering with Epicodus in other ways, 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!

    Attendance is free, but please make sure to RSVP at the following link for event planning purposes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epicodus-demo-day-tickets-35703402839

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Thursday
    Jul 27 2017
    Code For Good
    through
    Reed College

    Code for Good is a new annual event based in Portland where Python programmers from all over the globe get together for a long weekend to build projects that help our communities. In 2017 the event will take place in Portland, OR, at Reed College. Participants stay in on-site dorms; hacking and socializing takes place in communal areas. Join us this year just for the fun of giving back!

    Attendees will split into teams and work on projects for organizations like Free Geek, Sisters of the Road Cafe, and Know Your City. Registration is $150 and scholarships are available. We provide housing, food, and evening activities.

    While we are focusing on Python, we'd love for Javascript folks and people with design or UX skills too! We're open to all skill levels.

    Code For Good is a registered non-profit and all sales go 100% to running the event.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jul 29 2017
    Technical Analysis for trading
    through
    RCP Technologies

    Advanced Technical Analysis Courses in Hyderabad with in-depth technical analysis, moment of stocks with correct scientific and analytical predictions. Genuine reviews of students who are more confident of the speculations of the ups and downs of various world markets. Best institute in Hyderabad located at Ameerpet.

    Website
  • Python Machine Learning Titanic Kaggle

    All aboard the Titanic. Your task, if you choose to accept it, pick a character on the Titanic. Then, you must build a machine algorithm to predict if you survived.

    Now that you are afraid of dying, what's the best way to predict your survivorship?

    Python Pandas and Numpy. If you want to learn how to build a machine learning algorithm check us out next Saturday at 1 pm in the Hillsboro Brookwood Library. We be using the Kaggle dataset to build our code.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Jul 30 2017
    PDXWIT Presents Crash Course in Agile Methodologies

    NWEA

    This will be a limited capacity event. Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

    We will be giving away bright green and sturdy PDXWIT totes to the first 10 people who check-in at the event!

    The focus of this workshop is to learn about the Agile framework, methodologies, and practices. Participants will learn the basics of Agile, the Scrum and Kanban variants, and the similarities and differences between them. The workshop is part lecture, part hands-on group exercises. The goal of the group exercises is to help participants gain a clear understanding of Agile, as well as practice the basics of Agile.

    Please note:


    Please plan to arrive at 9:30 sharp. Late arrivals would disrupt the class.
    No laptops are needed.
    All skill levels are encouraged to attend.

    This program will be conducted by Sejal D'Souza, a PMP and CSM-certified project manager with experience coaching Agile teams and managing enterprise software projects for Fortune 500 companies. She has managed cross-functional global teams for multi-million dollar projects and enjoys the challenge of introducing new teams to Agile. She is passionate about social enterprises, having founded social programs such as Dhwani and PDX Empower.

    Agenda :
    Introduction to Agile
    Benefits of Agile
    Types of Agile methodologies
    • Scrum
    • Kanban
    • Extreme Programming
    Deep dive into Scrum
    Deep dive into Kanban
    Agile tools
    Pros and Cons of Agile
    Retrospective

    PDXWIT Purpose :

    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.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 31 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 7/31

    Have you ever considered a career in software programming? 

    The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

    Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. We will be using Python version 2.7 for this meetup.

    Details:

    Dates: Monday, July 31
    Times: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Class will open at 8:30 a.m.)
    RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
    Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
    (Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

    Parking:  
    There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

    Trimet:

    My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch approximately around 11:45 a.m. 

    • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there will be a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishing within walking distance to grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

    • If you are unable to attend after you sign up, please change your status to allow others to sign up.

    • We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

    For questions, please email [masked]

    Website
  • Webinar: TAO Member Benefits & Updates

    Online Webinar

    Join us on Monday, July 31st for an update on TAO membership and its benefits. This webinar is a great opportunity for new members of TAO, as well as those that are looking for a refresher on taking advantage of your company membership.

    In this brief webinar, TAO staff will highlight some of the member resources recently introduced across our region and focus on upcoming opportunities for engagement and events.

    The TAO team will also be on hand to answer questions and looks forward to an engaging conversation!

    Website
  • Business For A Better Portland Members' Summer Social

    Come celebrate Portland's fastest growing business organization with fellow BBPDX members on the roof deck at Revolution Hall!

    Since launching as Business For A Better Portland in early February 2017, we've been heartened by the outpouring of interest from companies that agree with our premise: better businesses will be built by investing in a better Portland.

    We're excited to bring members together for a celebration of what we've accomplished so far and the promise of what's to come when more business voices have a seat at the table where critical community decisions are made. Come meet some visionary leaders and check out the great views!

    Not a member? Join us! https://www.bbpdx.org/join-us/

    We'll kick the evening off at 4:30 with a VIP reception for our Foundation, Builder, and Sustainer level members. We're thrilled that Williamette Week's Rookie of the Year Rep. Karin Power will be joining us. **This just in: Speaker Tina Kotek will attend the VIP reception also.

    At 5:30, doors will open for Believers-level members.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 1 2017
    DevOpsDays
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Topics often include automation, testing, security, and organizational culture.

    History The first devopsdays was held in Ghent, Belgium in 2009. Since then, devopsdays events have multiplied, and if there isn’t one in your city, contact us about organizing one yourself!

    About the organization The devopsdays global core team guides local organizers in hosting their own devopsdays events worldwide.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 8/1

    Have you ever considered a career in web design? 

    The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming languages who are considering a career in software development. 

    Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code. 

    Dates: Tuesday, August 1
    Times: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Class will open at 8:30 a.m.)
    RSVP: An RSVP via Meetup.com is required to attend 
    Location: 13306 NW Cornell Road Portland, Oregon 97229 
    (Located on second floor above Foot Traffic running store) 

    Parking:  
    There is plenty of parking in the overfill lot behind the building just off of Dale street. Please do not park in the main parking lot, so we can be good neighbors for the other businesses in the complex. There is no fee for parking.

    Trimet:

    My recommendation on public transit if you are coming from downtown Portland. Take the MAX Blue Line or Red Line train to Sunset Transit center. There catch the Bus 48 or Bus 62 which will drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch approximately around 11:45 a.m. 

    • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there will be a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishing within walking distance to grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. 

    • If you are unable to attend after you sign up, please change your status to allow others to sign up.

    • We will offer this course in the future as long as demand remains.

    For questions, please email [masked]

    Website
  • Dave Harrison, Jim Calder, and Donovan Brown: DevOps Pipeline in One Hour!

    Jim Calder is the Data Center Hosting Manager at Daimler Trucks North America. Daimler has had some unique challenges in modernizing their onprem data center and leveraging their skills as they migrate their telematics/IoT workstreams to the cloud. Jim’s team has some interesting insights from an IT point of view that the developers in the audience may find both enlightening and a little shocking!

    Website
  • Portland Ruby Brigade - 15th Anniversary, with cupcakes!

    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. THERE WILL ALSO BE CUPCAKES. This month's meeting is on the 27th floor.

    PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

    Main Presentation by Ruby Hero Coraline Ada Ehmke: "Metaphors are Similes. Similes Are Like Metaphors."

    Making a special trip from her hometown of Chicago, Coraline is our very special 15th anniversary guest! She'll be giving us a special treat: her well-received keynote from Rubyfuza! Here's the abstract:

    Language matters more than you think. And the more you think, the more you need language. This talk explores the connections between language and problem solving, how the metaphors that we use can expand or constrain our thinking, and how it all relates to our identities as software developers and as human beings. Along the way we'll learn about linguistics, category theory, Russian colors, gigantic bridges in France, and how to pronounce the word "lacuna". And you'll definitely have some things to think about. Hopefully, in new ways.

    Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month! And EXTRA SPECIAL thanks to New Relic for sponsoring Coraline's trip to come hang out with us!

    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 5th 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 27th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

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

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Aug 2 2017
    Homebrew Website Club PDX

    DreamHost

    Thanks to DreamHost for providing pizza and beverages!

    It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? 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
  • CHIFOO Event: CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party

    CHIFOO presents our Annual Bowling Party!

    Come join us for the annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

    Don't be a turkey get some turkeys. Don’t forget your socks and lucky bowling ball!

    Cost CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

    Come join CHIFOO on September 6th for our eighth speaker event next month for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

    http://bit.ly/2htyTKA

    Website
  • Thursday
    Aug 3 2017
    Config Management Camp & Container Days

    Containers? Containers? Portlanders have known from containers since 1974. It's time — and past time — we had our own Container Day event. And now, thanks to the great folks at DevOpsDays, we will.

    ContainerDayPDX will be in the Oregon Convention Center on August 3rd. This will follow two days of DevOpsDays, and will run parallel to CfgMgmtCamp Portland. You can register and attend three events (recommended!), or just for the one day.

    This will be a local event, full of deep technical information about Linux containers, orchestration, automation, cloud native stacks, CI/CD, and microservices. Your conference committee includes Mike Coleman of Docker, Ryan Jarvinen of CoreOS, and Josh Berkus of Red Hat.

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  • PDXWIT Presents How to Get Your Foot into the Tech-Industry Door

    Renew Financial

    Having a hard time getting your first job in tech? Finding it more and more difficult to break into the industry? Tired of applying hundreds of times and getting nowhere? Then this event is for you! PDXWIT is partnering with Vanessa Palacios Sharma for an informational event with real-life advice from women who have been there before. Get tips and tricks to capture recruiters’ attention and obtain that very coveted "real-world" experience that everyone wants.

    Agenda :
    5:30 : Doors
    6:00-7:00 : Panel + Q/A
    7:30 : Networking/event ends

    Panelists :
    Perry Eising - Epicodus, Android Development Instructor/Curriculum Developer
    Deepa Rao - HealthSparq, Tech Leader
    Tracie Ward - Pella, Business Analyst
    Jennifer Bantelman - Zapproved, Senior Director of Product Management
    Shawna Baskin - Renew Financial, Business Intelligence Manager

    PDXWIT Purpose : 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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  • Friday
    Aug 4 2017
    Collective Agency Downtown Open House and 6-Year Anniversary

    RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/251270102038723/ and https://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/events/241345711/

    Community Mission Statement: Cozy places to work alongside people doing what they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!

    Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency's new Downtown location (511 SW 10th Ave, Suite 1108, opens August 1st), and join an optional lunch (we'll get it at the big block of food carts outside).

    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.

    There are 2 requirements for people here free: First, RSVP (before you come) with: your name, what 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 while you’re here in the workplace, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total. And most of the time you'll be working on something.

    Schedule: 9am: Open for free. 12pm: Optional potluck lunch. 5pm: End of Open House.

    People here for free will have access to everything except: locker storage and can make short phone calls in the conference rooms (up to 30 minutes; members get 3 hours per day). You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

    The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines Membership info is on the website.

    P.S. We've been open exactly 6 years and this is the start of a 7-year lease. If you want to bring artwork/paintings or plants for our Downtown or Division locations, that'd be great!

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  • AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: How Do You Deal With Fixed Dates?

    Okay, so there you were agilitating along smoothly when someone dropped a fixed date smack in the middle of things? Who hasn’t had this experience? And, yet, we cope, and we strive to preserve all possible agility. But how?

    This topic came up at last month’s pub lunch. In August we’ll be reconvening to share war stories, strategies and solutions for dealing with fixed dates in an agile environment.

    You'll find us in the back room. RSVP's appreciated, but not required, at [email protected] .

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  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Annandra Grace: My Journey Into the Software Industry

    Featured Speaker: Annandra Grace - Program Coordinator at Intel

    Annandra is a graduate of The Tech Academy Software Developer Bootcamp who started out with no IT experience. She has since worked her way up the ranks in the industry and for the last year and a half has been working at Intel as a Program Coordinator.

    She is joining us at The Tech Academy to share her career journey, her trials and tribulations, and what things are like now.

    Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Saturday
    Aug 5 2017
    Code 101 - Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development

    Code Fellows PDX

    This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

    Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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  • Monday
    Aug 7 2017
    Agile PDX - Agile Practitioners Book Club: User Story Mapping

    Reading: User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product - Jeff Patton

    All you have to do is read a few of the Amazon reviews to know that this book is something different. Patton succinctly illustrates the power of the story mapping process and leaves you going - yeah, that! It's a short read, but for me, I was left wanting to share what I learned. You will too! We're meeting in the Barrel Room at Rogue Eastside. It's a Monday night - little different for a meet up, but should give us a quiet space to talk and play around with some story mapping! Do join us :)

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  • Portland Puppet User Group

    Puppet HQ

    Hi everyone,

    We have two presentations for the August PUG. Glenn Sarti from the Puppet Engineering team has a lightning talk about the new Puppet plugin for Visual Studio Code. Code is becoming a very popular editor, and the new plugin has some great features.

    Gene Liverman from the Puppet SRE team will be giving an overview of doing Puppet on Windows. Gene will be covering topics like DSC, Chocolatey, and using Powershell.

    We hope to see you there :)

    Agenda 

    6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

    6:30-6:50 Puppet plugin for VS Code, Glenn Sarti

    6:50-7:30 Puppet on Windows, Gene Liverman 

    7:30-8:00 Mingling

    8:00 End Meeting 

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  • Data Discussions

    Cloudability

    Topic: Team Metrics

    This is a good event for people who lead teams.

    -Ian

    Website
  • Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript

    NXT Industries: Lab

    Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

    We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We’ll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

    Before you come:

    -Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

    How to find us: Located on the corner of SE MLK and SE Main with entrance facing MLK. Street parking available West of MLK and East of Grand - Free after 7pm - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters. City Center Parking Lot Corner of SE Madison & SE 7th. TriMet Stops for Streetcar (A&B Loops) and Busses for 1-2 Blocks surrounding location.

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    Please click HERE to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

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  • Tuesday
    Aug 8 2017
    Analysis Paralysis? Get the Inspiration You Need to Join the Podcast Revolution!

    NedSpace Broadway

    Do you have a brilliant idea for a podcast show, but find yourself struggling with where to start? Want to learn about the importance and necessity of building a podcast community? Are you just generally confused and intimidated about the technology necessary to have a quality sounding show? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this facilitated panel discussion is especially for you! Together, we will create a courageous space for all interested in gaining greater awareness about the topic by featuring local podcast panelists who recently launched their own shows. You will have an opportunity to learn directly from the panelists about what was holding them back from launching their shows, why finding community support and accountability was an essential ingredient to getting started, and gain solutions to some of your biggest podcasting challenges during a moderated Q&A session. At the end of the discussion, you’ll walk away with an inspirational community ready, willing, and able to encourage you to take that first podcasting step. The topics discussed work particularly well with participants who have flirted with the idea of launching of a podcast, but have yet to take the leap, along with seasoned podcasters who are eager to build community and support for the next generation of podcasters.

    Rhodes Perry, Moderator: Rhodes Perry, is an award winning social entrepreneur and a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader with nearly two decades of experience innovating solutions to complex LGBTQ diversity, equity, & inclusion challenges in large government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations. Rhodes is the founder and CEO of a global strategic management consultancy where he helps executives, HR, and diversity leaders build more inclusive and equitable organizations through executive coaching, mentorship, consulting, and public speaking engagements. Rhodes also hosts the podcast, The Out Entrepreneur, a weekly program offering mentorship to LGBTQ entrepreneurs, and those aspiring to take the entrepreneurial leap. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Public Administration from New York University. He spends his free time bicycling world-wide and hanging out with his family in Portland, Oregon. More about Rhodes may be found at: www.rhodesperry.com.

    Christa King, Panelist: Christa King hosts her weekly Fitlandia Podcast. Her show was created to help people engage the power of their mind to make a creating a healthy life easier. Christa is a certified hypnotherapist, life coach, nutritional therapist, and founder of Fitlandia. Every week she sits down with a guest to discuss nutrition, exercise, and their journey to a healthy life. Loaded with quick, healthy tips and Fitlandia’s signature Mind Zoning process, The Fitlandia Podcast gives you all the tools you need to commit to a permanent lifestyle change. Find Christa on Instagram @fitlandiafitness.

    Shawn Price, Panelist: Shawn Price hosts a weekly podcast called Chasing Fifty. Her show is about how she defines 5o+ along with interviews with women on their path to 50 and beyond. Shawn believes in business, fashion, health and beauty without age limits! Here interviews are funny, insightful and risqué at times but promise to uplift listeners. The occasional male perspective is witty but also poignant. Please subscribe, rate and share. Visit Shawn on Instagram and join her encouragement revolution! Fifty is the bomb…#GetHere #Createalifebeautifyllyimagined

    RSVP now: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Podcast-Cooperative/events/241657210/

  • Write The Docs PDX - Action! Not Just Words

    New Relic

    Abstract


    Many technical writers and documentarians benefit immensely after attending relevant conferences. These events offer networking opportunities, access to Subject Matter Experts, and impetus to pursue novel solutions to work conundrums.


    The annual Write the Docs conferences offer glimpses of what is possible in my work environment. After Write the Docs NA 2017 event, I initiated several new projects/processes to elevate the state of internal communication, raise awareness for customer-facing documents, and organize tech communication community at work. The initial results have been encouraging.


    We’ll explore how ideas from past and present Write the Docs events have acted as catalysts to overcome challenges and obstacles. We’ll also discuss why the conference is relevant for tech writers, regardless of their industry affiliations.

    Bio

    Mo Nishiyama is a Technical Writer at Oregon Health & Science University’s Information Technology Group. His professional passions include transforming dense engineer-speak into customer-friendly support articles, cultivating a community of tech writers in the workplace, promoting a human-centric work culture, and sharing career/life experiences through public speaking.

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  • Wednesday
    Aug 9 2017
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Negotiation Strategies for Managing your Career

    Cascade Energy

    In today’s tech companies, we are asked to do more with less, be available 24/7, and act as “team players.” Within these fast-paced, often male-dominated environments — with few policies and typically unclear reporting hierarchies — our ability to negotiate what we need to be successful is more important than ever.

    Join Elizabeth Robillard, a leader in Portland’s startup scene and VP of Partnerships & Operations at Lytics, for practical advice on how to manage your own career and how to negotiate for yourself more effectively. Whether you are looking for new opportunities such as a promotion, better work/life balance, buy-in on a new project, more support, or credit for your work, this talk will offer concrete strategies on how to reach your goals.

    The speaking segment will be from 6:00-7:00pm with Q&A to follow.

    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.

    Website

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