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  • Thursday
    Aug 27 2015
    Coffee w/ Co-Founders XV

    Happy Cup Coffee

    We'll be on the NE side of town thanks to our gracious host Happy Cup Coffee

    They will also be providing your morning cup of joe!

    This event has been growing and we're happy that more than 600 people have joined the group!! We would love to see all of your happy shining faces at Happy Cup on the 27th! As always, bring plenty of business cards and be ready to talk about what you're working on.

    Cheers!

    Website
  • Sandbox and Shoot

    Threat Dynamics

    It’s a perfect pairing! – Sandbox security discussion paired with lunch and immersive firearms training! Advanced Registration Required. We do expect that this event will be at capacity and registration will be disabled once capacity is reached.

    Website
  • Code Oregon Labs - Free Tutoring for Online Learners

    Sign Up on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-oregon-labs-tickets-18007109750

    Code Fellows and Portland Code School (PCS) invite online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows and PCS will provide tutors at a 6:1 ratio. Bring your laptop! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

    Website
  • Quantified Self Show&Tell Presentations

    Mozilla

    We're back! It's been too long, but we're excited to get together again and share what we've been learning from our personal data.

    Here's our agenda:

    Informal Social and Gadget Time - Starting at 6pm

    Come early to socialize with other QSers and share what hardware, apps, and other technologies are helping you track your life. Bring your gadgets so that we can all see them, play with them, and hear your experiences with them!

    New and Notable from the 2015 Quantified Self Conference - 6:30 sharp!

    Steven Jonas of QS Labs will give a short intro on what Quantified Self is for people who are new. He will also share stories and highlight some fantastic talks from the recent Quantified Self conference in San Francisco.

    Show and Tell

    We want to know: What are you working on? What are you tracking? What are you learning? It doesn't have to be a formal presentation, and can be as much as 10 minutes or as short as you like. Please let us know beforehand if you would like to share something. Shoot an email to skjonas@gmail.com.

    Website
  • Westside Founders - Science and Tech Startups

    We are discussing business formation this week. The type of business organization you pick affects how investors see you, how your profits are taxed, and how much liability is passed through to the founders. I'll spend a few minutes giving the legal perspective of the different types of business entities as well as some tax planning considerations. I've personally run each type of business entity over the years for my ventures. I'll give my personal opinions on how they work in reality. I look forward to hearing your thoughts, too.

    Website
  • Portland Python Presentation
    Python 7d0292f9705752d39a2459a8eab8946b2ac1f0ddec928d2d68267259586412e9

    Urban Airship Inc

    Come join us for Pythonic talks!

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

    This month:

    And pizza thanks to Rentrak!

    After there should be time to chat, ask each other questions, and maybe even get a little bit of coding done.

    RSVP at Meetup

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

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    Blackbird Pizza

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

  • August Portland Area Game Developers Interest Group/IGDA Meeting

    Crowd Compass

    PAGDIG/IGDA will be having our monthly meeting at Crowd Compass on Thursday the 27th at 7pm. This month we’re mixing it up with a PAGDIG Work Night, which means bring a game, design, art, whatever you’re working on and hang out with us and show us what you got if you’d like to.

    As per usual pizza and beer will be provided. See you then!

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Friday
    Aug 28 2015
    Startup Chronicle Founders' Media Bootcam
    through
    CENTRL Office

    Founders Media Bootcamp is an intensive, 3 day program designed to teach you everything you need to communicate and engage with your customers and investors.

    Whether you’re pitching to an investor or developing a sales message, stories are incredibly powerful tools to communicate and persuade your audience.

    We not only pull your story out of you, we train you to tell it, compellingly on camera, and then how to share it far and wide using social media and PR tools.

    Website
  • Snowdrift.coop casual meetup / chat

    Snowdrift.coop is a volunteer-built non-profit community project focused on a new sustainable matching system to coordinate the global community in better funding shareable freely-licensed works. The Snowdrift.coop platform uses the Yesod web framework written in Haskell. Other technologies and relevant work includes basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript and general design, organizing, and other non-technical tasks.

    This is the second local Portland meetup. While the community includes people on many continents across the globe, we have a strong Portland foundation with one of the co-founders, the lead developer, and several active volunteers and supporters in the area.

    At this meetup, we'll mostly discuss the project overall status, strategy, any other casual chat, planning, and organizing. We'll also focus on just folks getting to know each other as local Portlanders involved in the project. Complete newcomers or just folks curious about the idea are totally welcome, and no particular experience or skills are needed to get involved.

    Website
  • Startup Happy Hour!

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

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

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

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

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

    Hope to see you there!

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

    Thank you.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Friday
    Aug 28 2015
    Startup Chronicle Founders' Media Bootcam
    through
    CENTRL Office

    Founders Media Bootcamp is an intensive, 3 day program designed to teach you everything you need to communicate and engage with your customers and investors.

    Whether you’re pitching to an investor or developing a sales message, stories are incredibly powerful tools to communicate and persuade your audience.

    We not only pull your story out of you, we train you to tell it, compellingly on camera, and then how to share it far and wide using social media and PR tools.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Aug 29 2015
    SeePDX Coderetreat Facilitator Workshop

    Come join your fellow Portland coaches and programmers to learn facilitation of disciplined practice of software technical skills. Matt Plavcan will be sharing his experience teaching software development and running Coderetreats and Code Dojos for the Portland community and Intel.

    Some simple coding is part of the day, but all work will be done in pairs. You do not need to be a coder to participate.

    Please see event URL for more details.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Aug 30 2015
    FSFTN Tech Weekend(FTW) Meetups - Python for Beginners

    At this session,We could get on with an interactive way of learning Python programming language by solving some basic and intermediate tasks. This could well be some kind of Beginner level stuff in Python.

    Some reference links,

    http://www.learnpython.org/


    https://www.python.org/about/gettingstarted/

    Website
  • FSFTN Tech Weekend(FTW) Meetups - Python for Beginners

    At this session,We could get on with an interactive way of learning Python programming language by solving some basic and intermediate tasks. This could well be some kind of Beginner level stuff in Python.

    Some reference links,

    http://www.learnpython.org/


    https://www.python.org/about/gettingstarted/

    Website
  • FSFTN Tech Weekend(FTW) Meetups - Python for Beginners

    At this session,We could get on with an interactive way of learning Python programming language by solving some basic and intermediate tasks. This could well be some kind of Beginner level stuff in Python.

    Some reference links,

    http://www.learnpython.org/


    https://www.python.org/about/gettingstarted/

    Website
  • FSFTN Tech Weekend(FTW) Meetups - Python for Beginners

    At this session,We could get on with an interactive way of learning Python programming language by solving some basic and intermediate tasks. This could well be some kind of Beginner level stuff in Python.

    Some reference links,

    http://www.learnpython.org/


    https://www.python.org/about/gettingstarted/

    Website
  • DORKBOTPDX August 2015 Workshop: Intro to Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC)

    CTRL-H

    A hands-on introduction to the Cypress PSoC device family and the (free) PSoC Creator Integrated Development Environment(IDE).

    The workshop will include a brief architecture and software/IDE overview, followed by hand's-on project labs. Requirements: Windows “compatible” Laptop Computer and USB port (Apple MacBook Pro with Bootcamp or Parallels works fine) Prerequisites: Basic electronics (the ability to read a schematic drawing). Basic "C" programming.

    Participates will walk home with a free Cypress development board! Thanks Cypress!

    Audience: Programmers who would like to learn more about hardware and debugging. Hackers who would like to learn new skills for quickly solving hardware problems. Students who want explore and learn about new hardware-based solutions. Professionals seeking new skills for the workplace.

    Instructor: Tom Moxon Sunday, August 30th, 1-5pm at Ctrl-H, 7608 N. Interstate, Portland, OR 97217 All ages! Free! (Donate a bit to Ctrl-H if you can) http://dorkbotpdx.org/psoc_2015/

    Space is limited RSVP Required! RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/CTRL-H/events/224261020/

    Website
  • Monday
    Aug 31 2015
    SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence and Reporting Training
    through
    SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

    This SharePoint 2013 training class provides individuals with practical information, exercises and labs that enable them to build reports, dashboards, KPIs, scorecards, charts, power view and power pivot on the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 platform using Dashboard Designer 2013, Excel 2013, Report Builder 3.0 and Visual Studio 2012.

    Audience This class is intended for application developers or reporters who use Microsoft SharePoint 2013 in a team-based, medium to large sized development environment. Anyone looking to build reports, dashboard, KPI’s, scorecards, charts, power view, power pivot on the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 platform using Dashboard Designer 2013, Excel 2013, Report Builder 3.0 and Visual Studio 2012.

    Goals and Objectives for Attendees Upon Training Completion: Understand the SharePoint Data Source and be able to access it via various protocols. Be able to Work through setting-up a data connection with various options. Ability to Write Excel based reports. Be able to deploy Excel based reports to SharePoint as well as understand Excel web access. Understand how to write Pivot table based report and deploy to it SharePoint. Be able to write Power Pivot based report and deploy it to SharePoint. Ability to write Power View report and deploy it to SharePoint. Understand how to write Dashboard/Scorecards using the Dashboard designer. Ability to access data from PowerPivot or SQL based cube from a custom database. Be able to write SSRS report and deploy them to SharePoint.

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

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

    COST • Online: $1,185.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

    Course Outline

    Module 1 – Business Intelligence Introduction

    Module 2 – Data Connections and Secure Store Service Data Source and Connection Secure Store Service

    Module 3 – Excel Services Designing Reports in Excel Reports in SharePoint

    Module 4 – Excel with PowerPivot DAX KPIs PowerPivot Management

    Module 5 – Reporting Services Report Builder Report Design and Deployment Power View

    Module 6 – PerformancePoint Services Dashboard Designer KPIs and KPI details Scorecards Analytical charts Decomposition tree Strategy map

    Module 7 – Visio Graphics Service Visio Drawing v/s Web Drawing Data Connections and refresh

    Module 8 – Business Data Connectivity Business Data Connectivity Service External List

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

    Website
  • Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 1 2015
    Drop in hour for prospective students

    Epicodus

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting

    New Relic

    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

    Jason Clark: Testing the Multiverse

    It’s a basic principle of testing that minimizing dependencies will make you happier, faster, and more productive. But what happens when you can’t? If your code plugs into or extends another gem, comfortable isolation might be out of the question. Stubbing and careful design can carry you a ways, but eventually you need to actually test your code against those gems you’re building on. Luckily, there are ways to reduce this pain. We’ll dig deep on creating a simple environment to check your work against multiple dependencies. We’ll see patterns that help avoid pulling your hair out when those dependencies change. We’ll even search around the raw edges, examining how to verify what your code does when it lands in an environment you haven’t tested. There’s a multitude of gems out there to build on. Let’s see how we can test with them!

    Lightning Talks ⚡️

    There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve).

    After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

    Website
  • Xamarin and Computing Futures

    Join Xamarin's Bryan Costanich to learn more about the how mobile is evolving the future of computing!

    Website
  • Science on Tap - Jurassic Park or Endangered Zoo?

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

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

    FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Have you ever wondered what goes on inside programs devoted to saving those close to extinction? Join reproductive physiologist Carrie Hanna and veterinarian Dominique Keller and hear about the science and the practice behind programs that support endangered species conservation. Learn about the techniques of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that are the foundation of many species survival plans (SSP) and advances in research that could change the way we prevent species decline. Then take a visual journey and discover what it is like working with populations of rare and endangered animals. Hear first-hand the challenges and rewards of traveling around the world to save the precious few.

    Carrie Hanna, Ph.D. is a reproductive physiologist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Dominique Keller, D.V.M, Ph.D., DACZM is a senior veterinarian at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. She can be seen weekly on the Emmy-nominated television series “The Wildlife Docs”where she and The Busch Gardens vet team care for over 12,000 exotic animals.


    Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

    *A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is mostly supported by money collected at the door. It is committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 2 2015
    Lean Coffee

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

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

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

    Website
  • PDXRust is back!

    Mozilla

    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've tentatively scheduled the meetup for the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-7pm. September's meeting will be at Mozilla's Portland space.

    What will happen at the meetup? Good question! That's largely up to attendees: What do you think would help you level up your Rust skills most effectively? Current ideas include talks from crate and product authors explaining how and why they implemented their projects in Rust, lightning talks about whatever interesting Rust-related things you've learned since the last meeting, peer code review time, and of course plain old hacking sessions to sit down and work on your Rust project in a room full of people who can help you make sense of the compiler errors that it generates.

    Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

    Alternately, drop your questions and ideas into https://etherpad.mozilla.org/pdxrust-September2015ideas .

    Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct applies to this event.

    Logistics:

    Parking near the building can be scarce. The Mozilla office is close to the 11th&Couch stop and 10th&Couch stop on the NS streetcar line, and within walking distance of several bus lines. Covered bike parking is available in the courtyard that you cross to get to Mozilla's building, across from the Peet's Coffee and Tea seating area.

    The building is mostly wheelchair-accessible, in that there are no unavoidable stairs and the outside door has an automatic opening switch. Restroom doors on the 3rd floor and Mozilla office door are not automatic.

    Food is not yet planned for the event. If your company would like to sponsor food for the meeting, let edunham know ([masked], or IRC).

    Website
  • PDXRust is back!

    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've tentatively scheduled the meetup for the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-7pm. September's meeting will be at Mozilla's Portland space.

    What will happen at the meetup? Good question! That's largely up to attendees: What do you think would help you level up your Rust skills most effectively? Current ideas include talks from crate and product authors explaining how and why they implemented their projects in Rust, lightning talks about whatever interesting Rust-related things you've learned since the last meeting, peer code review time, and of course plain old hacking sessions to sit down and work on your Rust project in a room full of people who can help you make sense of the compiler errors that it generates.

    Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

    Alternately, drop your questions and ideas into https://etherpad.mozilla.org/pdxrust-September2015ideas .

    Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct applies to this event.

    Logistics:

    Parking near the building can be scarce. The Mozilla office is close to the 11th&Couch stop and 10th&Couch stop on the NS streetcar line, and within walking distance of several bus lines. Covered bike parking is available in the courtyard that you cross to get to Mozilla's building, across from the Peet's Coffee and Tea seating area.

    The building is mostly wheelchair-accessible, in that there are no unavoidable stairs and the outside door has an automatic opening switch. Restroom doors on the 3rd floor and Mozilla office door are not automatic.

    Food is not yet planned for the event. If your company would like to sponsor food for the meeting, let edunham know (rustpdx@edunham.net, or IRC).

    Website
  • CHIFOO Meeting: Online Story-Driven Games

    “Online Story-Driven Games” with Rym DeCoster, FIX Flyer, Geek Nights, & Datenighto

    Through his geek-focused radio talk show, events and lecturing, Rym has had exposure to and a direct hand in a variety of projects that leverage game-inspired techniques in a computer interface, and will delight us with his stories about how he's observed the unique interaction of gaming and how HCI is maturing.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 3 2015
    Demystifying test.check w/ Justin Holguin

    Puppet Labs

    Clojure's test.check library for generative testing is something that a lot of people talk about, but relatively few actually use. Lots of people, myself included, find that test.check's Haskell origins make it more than a bit alienating at first, and dealing with that unfamiliarity while adopting a new testing paradigm is a lot to ask.

    In this short talk, I'll discuss ways of approaching generative testing in Clojure and show how generators are composed of small, simple parts. I'll also demonstrate my own library based on test.check, jen, which makes it even easier to write generators for typical Clojure data types.

    Bio: Justin Holguín is a full-time Clojure developer at Puppet Labs who enjoys experimenting with new ways to write, find, and fix bugs.

    Website
  • PDX-MUG - (MySQL)

    Acquia

    either Pim gives a MySQL basics talk, a graphing talk, or something else ... or Emily practices her Percona Live Amsterdam talk (on Drupal and MySQL). More details when we get closer to the date.

    There will be pizza, so please register at meetup so that we can order the proper amount. http://www.meetup.com/Portland-MySQL-User-Group-PDX-MUG/events/224733639/

    Due to various scheduling conflicts, the August month's meeting has been delayed and wrapped into an early September one.

    Website
  • 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

    Website
  • SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series

    Mississippi Pizza

    The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local and visiting authors in Portland and Seattle.

    Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next Portland event will be held on Thursday, September 3rd and will feature Mark Ferrari, Shannon Page and Annie Bellet.

    Website
  • Sunday
    Sep 6 2015
    Ham Radio License Test

    Walk-Ins allowed. The Exam is $15. Photo ID and SSN card required.

    http://www.arrl.org/exam_sessions/milwaukie-or-97222-58

    Note: you can take multiple exams in one sitting for the single $15 fee. So study for them all and walk out an Amateur Extra.

    http://www.arrl.org/exam-practice

  • Monday
    Sep 7 2015
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 8 2015
    Consider "The Open Source Writing Stack"

    New Relic

    Open source makes writing and publishing much easier both online and in print — provided you know what tools to use. This talk covers those tools (from LaTeX to WordPress) and how to choose between them.

    Open source tools for writing and publishing (both online and in print) continue to improve. This talk will blast through options for writing, publishing, and getting feedback — and discuss what you should care about when you’re writing. Does the GPL license on WordPress matter? What about a tool’s ability to handle Markdown? Perhaps most importantly, this talk will also cover when tools and stack questions can get in the way of actually writing.


    Our speaker for this meetup is Thursday Bram, who writes about technical topics of all sorts. She’s the co-founder of Urgency Inc, a technical marketing agency.

    Thursday gave this talk during the Open Source Bridge conference back in June.

    Website
  • MaptimePDX - Community Q&A

    This September, we're opening up the meetup to a Q&A format. Bring your questions and bring your knowledge. This is an ask-anything format so be ready to learn all the things. Beginner mappers welcome!

    As usual, doors open at 6p and we get started at 6:30p.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 9 2015
    Configuration and Initialization (First Meeting!) - Portland .NET Mobile Developers Group

    It's our first group meeting! We will spend some time getting to know each other, getting a feel for the group's experience, and forging ideas for what to discuss over the next few Meetups. Come prepared with your ideas and questions!

    Website
  • Science on Tap - Oysters, Invaders, Sex, and CO2

    Kiggins Theatre

    Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

    Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door. This is an all-ages event.

    Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

    Event Description:

    In addition to being tasty, oysters are a critical member of the ecosystem and the economic reality of the Pacific Northwest. And they’re in trouble. Invasive species and changing ocean conditions have killed thousands of oysters and cost the industry millions of dollars a year, but the recent publication of the Pacific Oyster genome has led to new ideas to try to overcome these losses. At this Science on Tap, Dr. Steve Sylvester, a molecular biologist at WSU Vancouver, will give a brief history of oystering in the Northwest and tell us his ongoing research aimed at helping the oyster industry to overcome biological and chemical problems that limit production.


    Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.


    *A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

    Website

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