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  • Started Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Data Science with R Programming (Weekend Program)
    through
    Portland State University Engineering Building

    Data Science Is the Future of Everything

    Welcome to the PDX Data Science Weekend Academy

    The world has now turned into a digital workspace. Online activity and real-world sensors are generating torrents of data about everything from weather to crime to our buying habits. Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform a variety of industries and propel us to a data-driven economy. According to analysts, the Data Analytics market will be almost $50B by 2019. Coupled with the estimation that by 2018 there will nearly 1.2 million open data jobs with no one to fill them, it is clear that understanding and communicating with data will be critical for impact. The skills needed to be a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Data Scientist are all about to be in real demand, and our trainings with experience Data Science Practitioners will help you get head start! (International Data Corporation).

    PDX DATA SCIENCE WEEKEND ACADEMY

    For this Data Science workshop; we’ll be learning R. R is a tool for statistics and data modeling. The R programming language is elegant, versatile, and has a highly expressive syntax designed around working with data. R is more than that, though — it also includes extremely powerful graphics capabilities. If you want to easily manipulate your data and present it in compelling ways, R is the tool for you.

    HOW COMPANIES ARE USING R?

    Facebook - For behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google - For advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter - For data visualization and semantic clustering Microsoft - Acquired Revolution R company and use it for a variety of purposes. Xbox uses R for a great gaming experience. Uber - For statistical analysis Airbnb - Scale data science. IBM - To help create IBM Watson, an open, cognitive computing technology platform that represents a new era in computing where systems understand the world like humans do: through senses, learning, and experience.

    PROGRAM STRUCTURE

    Dates/Time:Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm. WEEK 1 (October 15th) SUNDAY Introduction to R Language WEEK 2 (October 21st) SATURDAY Data Mining and Manipulation WEEK 3 (October 29th) SUNDAY Text Processing, Regular Expression & Physical Memory WEEK 4 (November 05th) SUNDAY Large Datasets

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    The Data Practitioner for this program is Mary Anne Thygesen. She's a Data Scientist, Six Sigma Black Belt, with over 30 years experience with research and statistical analysis. She holds her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics; with extensive experience in analytical, quantitative and deductive roles. She's an expert R programmer and well versed in web development (building data and statistical models for web apps). Her previous position invovled being a Data Scientist for Hack Oregon Raise Effect (raiseeffect.org). The app was used by the Oregon legislation to write the bill that raised the minimum wage in Oregon.

    PRICING STRATEGY

    Our goal is to give our courses to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs at a reasonable price. At this time we have an All-Access Price and Per Class Price. If you want to know the rates per class, please contact us in the email provided down below. Here are how our courses compare to others: Bit Bootcamp ---> $1,500 for 4 Week Program Data Science Dojo ---> $3,000 for 7 Days Program Metis ---> $14,000 for 12 Week Program

    Our Program --> $499.99 for 4 WEEK PROGRAM*

    *Early Bird Special Pricing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

    For further information: Please contact us at [email protected].
    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 20 2017
    Security BSides Portland
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    Security BSides Portland 2017 is the 7th annual BSidesPDX!

    The event is FREE, but register ahead of time to guarantee space: http://bsidespdx2017.eventzilla.net/ We have PCB badges, T-shirts (including women's sizes!), and bags to give away, but we will be giving them to donors first.

    BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Friday Tech Talk with Brett Tramposh - Tips on Managing your Career in Software

    Featured Speaker: Brett Tramposh


    Brett Tramposh will be joining us at The Tech Academy on Friday, October 20 to share a talk on "Tips on Managing your Career in Software". He is a Senior Software Developer at TruckTrax. 

    Come join us to at The Tech Academy to hear Brett share his experience in the field.

    12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

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

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Started Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Data Science with R Programming (Weekend Program)
    through
    Portland State University Engineering Building

    Data Science Is the Future of Everything

    Welcome to the PDX Data Science Weekend Academy

    The world has now turned into a digital workspace. Online activity and real-world sensors are generating torrents of data about everything from weather to crime to our buying habits. Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform a variety of industries and propel us to a data-driven economy. According to analysts, the Data Analytics market will be almost $50B by 2019. Coupled with the estimation that by 2018 there will nearly 1.2 million open data jobs with no one to fill them, it is clear that understanding and communicating with data will be critical for impact. The skills needed to be a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Data Scientist are all about to be in real demand, and our trainings with experience Data Science Practitioners will help you get head start! (International Data Corporation).

    PDX DATA SCIENCE WEEKEND ACADEMY

    For this Data Science workshop; we’ll be learning R. R is a tool for statistics and data modeling. The R programming language is elegant, versatile, and has a highly expressive syntax designed around working with data. R is more than that, though — it also includes extremely powerful graphics capabilities. If you want to easily manipulate your data and present it in compelling ways, R is the tool for you.

    HOW COMPANIES ARE USING R?

    Facebook - For behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google - For advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter - For data visualization and semantic clustering Microsoft - Acquired Revolution R company and use it for a variety of purposes. Xbox uses R for a great gaming experience. Uber - For statistical analysis Airbnb - Scale data science. IBM - To help create IBM Watson, an open, cognitive computing technology platform that represents a new era in computing where systems understand the world like humans do: through senses, learning, and experience.

    PROGRAM STRUCTURE

    Dates/Time:Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm. WEEK 1 (October 15th) SUNDAY Introduction to R Language WEEK 2 (October 21st) SATURDAY Data Mining and Manipulation WEEK 3 (October 29th) SUNDAY Text Processing, Regular Expression & Physical Memory WEEK 4 (November 05th) SUNDAY Large Datasets

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    The Data Practitioner for this program is Mary Anne Thygesen. She's a Data Scientist, Six Sigma Black Belt, with over 30 years experience with research and statistical analysis. She holds her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics; with extensive experience in analytical, quantitative and deductive roles. She's an expert R programmer and well versed in web development (building data and statistical models for web apps). Her previous position invovled being a Data Scientist for Hack Oregon Raise Effect (raiseeffect.org). The app was used by the Oregon legislation to write the bill that raised the minimum wage in Oregon.

    PRICING STRATEGY

    Our goal is to give our courses to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs at a reasonable price. At this time we have an All-Access Price and Per Class Price. If you want to know the rates per class, please contact us in the email provided down below. Here are how our courses compare to others: Bit Bootcamp ---> $1,500 for 4 Week Program Data Science Dojo ---> $3,000 for 7 Days Program Metis ---> $14,000 for 12 Week Program

    Our Program --> $499.99 for 4 WEEK PROGRAM*

    *Early Bird Special Pricing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

    For further information: Please contact us at [email protected].
    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 20 2017
    Security BSides Portland
    through
    Oregon Convention Center

    Security BSides Portland 2017 is the 7th annual BSidesPDX!

    The event is FREE, but register ahead of time to guarantee space: http://bsidespdx2017.eventzilla.net/ We have PCB badges, T-shirts (including women's sizes!), and bags to give away, but we will be giving them to donors first.

    BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 21 2017
    Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop

    Epicodus

    Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Schedule: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

    What to bring?: We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.

    Website
  • Intermediate Digital Privacy & Safety

    Free Geek

    You already know a few online safety practices, but you’d like to go further! Learn about encrypted communication, email and mobile privacy, and more. This class provides tools and resources to navigate the web securely.

    Website
  • JavaScript and Cloud Architecture

    Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video to see what we're about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

    Do you want to learn JavaScript? We have a Tetris demo.

    How about how to be a Cloud Architect?

    We'll have two lightning talks and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

    Stay tuned for topics. It will be posted a week prior to the session.

    Join the fun!

    Website
  • Getting Started with VMware

    Free Geek

    Learn to set up and use a virtual machine.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Started Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Data Science with R Programming (Weekend Program)
    through
    Portland State University Engineering Building

    Data Science Is the Future of Everything

    Welcome to the PDX Data Science Weekend Academy

    The world has now turned into a digital workspace. Online activity and real-world sensors are generating torrents of data about everything from weather to crime to our buying habits. Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform a variety of industries and propel us to a data-driven economy. According to analysts, the Data Analytics market will be almost $50B by 2019. Coupled with the estimation that by 2018 there will nearly 1.2 million open data jobs with no one to fill them, it is clear that understanding and communicating with data will be critical for impact. The skills needed to be a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Data Scientist are all about to be in real demand, and our trainings with experience Data Science Practitioners will help you get head start! (International Data Corporation).

    PDX DATA SCIENCE WEEKEND ACADEMY

    For this Data Science workshop; we’ll be learning R. R is a tool for statistics and data modeling. The R programming language is elegant, versatile, and has a highly expressive syntax designed around working with data. R is more than that, though — it also includes extremely powerful graphics capabilities. If you want to easily manipulate your data and present it in compelling ways, R is the tool for you.

    HOW COMPANIES ARE USING R?

    Facebook - For behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google - For advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter - For data visualization and semantic clustering Microsoft - Acquired Revolution R company and use it for a variety of purposes. Xbox uses R for a great gaming experience. Uber - For statistical analysis Airbnb - Scale data science. IBM - To help create IBM Watson, an open, cognitive computing technology platform that represents a new era in computing where systems understand the world like humans do: through senses, learning, and experience.

    PROGRAM STRUCTURE

    Dates/Time:Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm. WEEK 1 (October 15th) SUNDAY Introduction to R Language WEEK 2 (October 21st) SATURDAY Data Mining and Manipulation WEEK 3 (October 29th) SUNDAY Text Processing, Regular Expression & Physical Memory WEEK 4 (November 05th) SUNDAY Large Datasets

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    The Data Practitioner for this program is Mary Anne Thygesen. She's a Data Scientist, Six Sigma Black Belt, with over 30 years experience with research and statistical analysis. She holds her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics; with extensive experience in analytical, quantitative and deductive roles. She's an expert R programmer and well versed in web development (building data and statistical models for web apps). Her previous position invovled being a Data Scientist for Hack Oregon Raise Effect (raiseeffect.org). The app was used by the Oregon legislation to write the bill that raised the minimum wage in Oregon.

    PRICING STRATEGY

    Our goal is to give our courses to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs at a reasonable price. At this time we have an All-Access Price and Per Class Price. If you want to know the rates per class, please contact us in the email provided down below. Here are how our courses compare to others: Bit Bootcamp ---> $1,500 for 4 Week Program Data Science Dojo ---> $3,000 for 7 Days Program Metis ---> $14,000 for 12 Week Program

    Our Program --> $499.99 for 4 WEEK PROGRAM*

    *Early Bird Special Pricing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs

    ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

    For further information: Please contact us at [email protected].
    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 23 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/23

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

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

    Details

    Location: 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland, Oregon  (First Floor Conference Room straight ahead as you enter) 
    Dates: Monday, October 23
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)  
    RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  

    Please Note

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]

    Website
  • Galois Tech Talk: RustBelt: Securing the Foundations of the Rust Programming Language

    Galois, Inc

    Abstract: Rust is a new systems programming language that promises to overcome the seemingly fundamental tradeoff between high-level safety guarantees and low-level control over resource management. Unfortunately, none of Rust’s safety claims have been formally proven, and there is good reason to question whether they actually hold. Specifically, Rust employs a strong, ownership-based type system, but then extends the expressive power of this core type system through libraries that internally use unsafe features. In this work, we present RustBelt, the first formal (and machine-checked) safety proof for a language representing a realistic subset of Rust. Our proof is extensible in the sense that, for each new Rust library that uses unsafe features, we can say what verification condition it must satisfy in order for it to be deemed a safe extension to the language. We have carried out this verification for some of the most important libraries that are used throughout the Rust ecosystem. In the talk, I will first review some of the essential features of Rust, and then explain some of the key ideas behind the RustBelt verification.

    Bio: Derek Dreyer is a professor of computer science at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and recipient of the 2017 ACM SIGPLAN Robin Milner Young Researcher Award. His research runs the gamut from the type theory of high-level functional languages, down to the verification of compilers and low-level concurrent programs under relaxed memory models. He is currently leading the RustBelt project, which focuses on building the first formal foundations for the Rust programming language. He also knows a thing or two about Scotch whisky.

    Website
  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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

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

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

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

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 24 2017
    Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) Certification Course
    through
    Wayfinding Academy

    The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course is a 2-day course on how to maximize the value of software products and systems. Product Ownership in Scrum today requires more than knowledge of how to write requirements or manage a Product Backlog. Professional Scrum Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of everything that drives value from their products.

    Students develop and solidify this understanding through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product beco8010 N Charleston Ave, Portland, OR 97203 mes clear from an Agile perspective on product management. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of it to the marketplace. This defines the perspective from which the role of the Product Owner in the Scrum framework is taught.

    Details and registration here --> https://www.agilesocks.com/training-courses/professional-scrum-product-owner-portland-2/

    Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions and to help you determine if this is the right fit for you.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/24

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

    The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

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

    Details

    Dates: Tuesday, October 24
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
    RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
    Location: 1455 NW Irving Street, Portland, Oregon   
    (First Floor Conference Room straight ahead as you enter) 

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

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

    • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]


    Website
  • Shell Scripting

    Free Geek

    Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions by learning to shell script. You will need to have knowledge of the command line.

    Website
  • PDX Women In Tech Happy Hour Networking Event

    Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    Join us for happy hour at Zapproved on October 24th.

    Every day we have the opportunity to learn something new about ourselves. Since PDXWIT has come to be the safest spaces in our community to learn and grow, we’ve decided to make the theme of this event discovering something new. The conversation starter “Name one of your ‘superpowers’ at work” gives everyone permission to stop being so modest and start bragging about how awesome you are!

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

    Introduction to Zapproved, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

    Kari Fass, Company & Community Relations Manager at LaunchCode, will tell us how to see your career through the eyes of a coach.

    Lisa Wagner, President at Xinnia, will teach us how to be a secret weapon.

    During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

    an activity table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

    table topics to help break the ice.

    a section for job seekers and those hiring to ensure people get connected.

    Agenda:

    4:30 PM: Doors open/Networking

    5:30 PM: Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

    6:30 PM: Event ends

    Event FAQ

    Q: What is the parking situation? A: Street parking only.

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are posts to lock up bikes outside of the building.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The North South line drops off directly across the street.

    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
  • Wacom Pro Series: Behind the Magic with 9iFX

    Join us, October 24th at the Wacom Experience Center for an exclusie look into one of Portlands most innovative visual effects studios, 9ifx.

    9iFX is a team of visual engineers. As solution providers for FILMS, TV SERIES, BRANDS, and CREATIVE AGENCIES, we bring our years of creative experience, expertise, and craft to ensure our clients’ stories are told without limitations.

    Every project has its challenges, and our job is to clear the roadblocks to success through experienced problem solving. In doing so, we expand the capabilities of our clients. In this “behind the scenes” look at our process, we will dissect the art and technology that went into some of our recent projects. From our work on getting the Emmys to shine, through to our partnerships with Portland agencies and clients, we will demonstrate the tools and techniques that go into our work. We will also discuss some of the challenges we face, and how we overcome them.

    Doors at 5pm.

    Event will kick off at 5:30pm.

    Snacks and drinks on hand to keep you fed and hydrated.

    Website
  • Web Audio PDX - Web Audio PDX #4 – The Amazing AudioWorklet!

    Mozilla

    🔊 Welcome to WebAudioPDX 🔊

    We're here to build a conversation and collaborate with people in Portland (and abroad) who're interested in Web Audio! 


    Our first few meetups have been organizational & focused on gathering a core group of awesome individuals who're excited to build meaningful projects together. In October we’re continuing to trend towards learning together, getting active, and are connecting with the folks who implement Web Audio itself!

    This month we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Hongchan Choi, who'll be sharing the magic of the AudioWorklet with us!

    Hongchan is implementing Web Audio for Google Chrome around the clock, and actively develops the Web Audio API specification itself as a member of the W3C Audio Working Group.


    In addition, he’s been building incredible projects like Omnitone (Spatial Audio Rendering on the Web), powerful prototyping tools, and is paving the way for Web Audio to be how we interact with and enjoy sound across the Web.

    Here's what he'll be sharing with us this month:

    🔊⚡️🔊⚡️🔊


    AudioWorklet - "What, Why and How-to"

    Summary: "What is AudioWorklet and why do we need it?" To answer this question, the context and background of AudioWorklet project will be discussed. In the later part, the advantage of AudioWorkletNode over ScriptProcessorNode will be presented with the hands-on demo. Also the talk is followed by several topics around AudioWorklet such as thread priority, garbage collection and WASM.

    🔊⚡️🔊⚡️🔊


    Have a project to share?
    Bring your current projects to share and get everyone stoked about them! If you have a demo you'd like to share–we'd love to see it! We hope to help each other out with encouragement, code, and helpful feedback.

    Are you a musician?
    If you're a musician and not a programmer, and are interested in the internet of music and/or music tech, please come join us! We'd really love to talk with you and share perspectives!

    🎉 See you there! 🎉

    Missed the last couple meetups? No prob. These docs will get you up to speed! :D 
    • Introduction to WebAudioPDX presentation Notes 
    • Initial Meeting Notes

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 25 2017
    Welcome to Silicon Forest!

    Passionate About Growing Your Tech Company in Silicon Forest? Join us for a fall gathering!

    Our region’s tech scene has its own identity, proving itself capable of supporting vibrant tech companies, raising real venture capital and asserting its place in today’s economy. It has a history of innovation with some of the large established companies that attracted tech talent in the first place, which has given way to emerging tech startups.

    Whether you’re a tech company that helped to plant Silicon Forest’s first seeds, one that has relocated or is establishing new roots by opening an office here, or an emerging tech startup, join us for a summer social to meet tech companies that are choosing to move here and learn why. Connect with the resources available to tech companies here in Oregon. Let’s continue to support, engage and grow our tech community, and have some fun!

    Join us on Wednesday, October 25th to meet new tech in town and hear from valuable resources to get you settled.

    Website
  • CoffeeOps

    Simple Local Coffee

    Get together and talk shop with your fellow nerds. We tend to talk DevOps topics, but anything adjacent is also welcome. If enough people show up we'll follow the Lean Coffee format, otherwise we just hang out and talk.

    We're trying to get this together every other Wednesday morning. If you can't make this one but are interested, Tweet at @PDXCoffeeOps to let us know there's an audience.

  • OEN Entrepreneurship Awards

    It’s like the Oscars, but with less glam and more grit. Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner for Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event.

    Join us for our October 25 Awards Dinner to:

    • Meet the movers and shakers in Oregon’s entrepreneurial community.
    • Network with hundreds of business leaders during our opening reception.
    • Help us select this year’s social enterprise Game Changer.
    • Discover up-and-coming entrepreneurs from across the state and across all industries, including the finalists and winners of our Game Changer, Company, Entrepreneurial Achievement, and Wyatt Starnes Awards.
    • Enjoy signature cocktails, local wine, samples from up-and-coming Oregon food & beverage entrepreneurs, and a plated dinner.

    Learn more & register: http://awards.oen.org/2017

    Website
  • Women Who Code PDX - JavaScript Study Night

    Metal Toad

    Women Who Code Portland

    var studyNight = {


    what: 'A night for studying JavaScript and all its wonders. Come work on a project, do some exercises or tutorials, pair program, or absorb by osmosis.',

    when: '5:30-8pm, on the 4th Wednesday each month',

    where: 'Metal Toad',

    who: 'Anyone so long as you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.',

    attendees: []

    studyNight.attendees.push('you');

    Translation:

    Come study at JavaScript Study Night! Bring a project, a problem to debug, or follow along with a walkthrough. 

    You can also take a look at our github repository for links to other exercises and resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/javascript-study-nights

    By coming to JS Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

    {short} Code of Conduct
    Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

    Website
  • I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (POWERED BY FREE PIZZA)

    REGUS

    This month at our meetup, we are featuring Russell Smith from Tenable Security.

    I think this one will be exciting for all of our loyal members and newcomers equally for the following reasons:

    • Tenable Security is growing quite rapidly

    • Russ and his team(s) have nailed down the remote-friendly culture and they are open to hiring remote!

    • The engineering team at Tenable is doing some pretty cutting-edge stuff including full automation via CI/CD, fully trusted engineering team autonomy etc. Russ is planning to share all of these details at the meetup

    • Also, Russ will be our very first remote guest!!! Even though Russ lives in Sandy, about 45 minutes from downtown, we wanted to prove how successful remote collaboration can be!

    • We are settling into our brand new, beautiful location at Regus - Pearl.

    It will be a one of a kind, fast-paced experience from many actionable takeaways. You have our promise. And all powered by FREE PIZZA :)

    Don't forget to RSVP directly on the meetup page at http://www.balki.io/meetup

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  • Donut.js October 2017

    Announcements

    • This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:40 — Alan McCosh (@whilesoftware) — A Game Developer’s Approach to Building Productivity Software
    • 7:00 — Marissa Anderson (@electrozoic) — Code Review for the Mind
    • 7:20 — Intermission!
    • 7:40 — Josh Millard (@joshmillard) — Keeping Web Communities Healthy in a Dark Timeline
    • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
    • Free Donut.js stickers available.
    • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks will be available.
    • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
    • Water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Every Month

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

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  • PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

    Agenda:

    Speakers: TBH

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

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  • Thursday
    Oct 26 2017
    Intro to Digital Privacy & Safety

    Free Geek

    From high-profile data breaches to advertising that follows you around the internet… There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about digital safety and privacy. This introductory class will help you understand online privacy and security threats, how they work, and how to avoid problems. You'll leave with a toolkit of resources for staying safe online.

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  • PDX Veterans in Technology October Meeting

    Are you a military veteran working in technology or interested in a career in technology? Check out our meetup group.

    This meeting is being hosted by Robert Half Technology.

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  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

    This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

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  • October PDX Tech + Pong Tournament

    AltSource

    Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

    Even if you don't play ping pong, just come by for some good food, a beer, and to meet others in the tech community.

    This event is free, but please RSVP via the Meetup page so we can get a head count for food and drinks [Note: You must have a connection to the tech community.]

    Bring $5 cash for the winner takes all tournament if you want to play!

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  • BSD Pizza Night

    Deno's Pizzeria

    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.

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  • Friday
    Oct 27 2017
    Agile PDX Westside: Fastest Fails and Quickest Learning Moments

    As usual we gather on the 4th Friday of the month for a west side lunch discussion.

    This time we focus on our Fastest Fails and Quickest Learning Moments. We know we are supposed to fail fast and learn but do we? Come and share your quickest learning moments and encourage the rest of us that failing fast is normal and something to encourage.

    And we promise, no agilists will be hurt in the production of this meeting.

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  • Saturday
    Oct 28 2017
    Python Machine Learning and Data Science

    Dear Scientists,

    Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video to see what we're about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

    We'll have two lightning talks and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

    Stay tuned for topics. It will be posted a week prior to the session.

    Join the fun!

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  • Sunday
    Oct 29 2017
    API Strategy & Practice Conference 2017
    through
    Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Portland, OR

    The API Strategy & Practice Conference, known as APIStrat, is a conference focused on the API economy. The eighth edition of the conference will bring together everyone – from the API curious to today's leaders – to discuss opportunities and challenges in the API space.

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  • Monday
    Oct 30 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Web Design with HTML & CSS - 10/30

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. Please make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to code.

    Details

    Dates: Monday, October 30
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.)
    RSVP: An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees
    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:

    Our 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 can drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. • There is no refrigerator at this location, but there is a microwave to heat up a lunch.

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

    • Space is limited to ensure we can provide the best experience. • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]

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  • Women Who Code Portland - Workshop: Bitcoin, Blockchains and Cryptocurrency

    Have you ever asked the question: "How do I get more involved in bitcoin and blockchains?" This event is for you! In this workshop, we’ll provide a guide to what the blockchain is, an overview of cryptocurrency and walk users through creating their own blockchain.

    Key Takeaways:

    - Different types of cryptocurrency
    - How a blockchain works, and what it consists of
    - Build your own blockchain
    - How to get started with bitcoin

    Program 

    5:00-5:30 - Doors open
    5:30-7:45 - Bitcoin, Blockchains and Cryptocurrency
    7:45-8:00 - Pack up + Clean up

    Prerequisites: None.

    Who Should Attend? 

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

    {short} Code of Conduct

    Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

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  • PDXWIT #Action: Fireside Chat with Congresswoman Bonamici

    New Relic

    Registration through Eventbrite is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    Description: Join us for a fireside chat with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, who has represented the First Congressional District of Oregon since 2012. Suzanne is the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus, which aims to encourage innovation and creative thinking by integrating arts and design with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education. She also serves as a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and she is the top Democratic member on the Subcommittee on the Environment.

    We will use this as an opportunity to learn how our top National issues — Civil Rights, Women's Health, Gender Equity, and Health Care — are playing out on the national stage. The Congresswoman has an hour to answer any questions we have. We will be drawing tickets to ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to ask questions.

    Agenda:

    5:30 - Doors open and welcome

    6:00 - Congresswoman Bonamici arrives

    6:05 Congresswoman begins with remarks followed by Q&A

    7:00 Final remarks by Congresswoman Bonamici

    7:30 Event Ends

    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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  • Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

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

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

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

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

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 31 2017
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Free One-Day Course on Introduction to Programming with Python - 10/31

    Have you ever wondered whether you'd enjoy computer programming? 

    The Tech Academy is offering a free one-day course on Introduction to Programming with Python. Python is a popular computer programming language.

    This course is perfect for people with little or no experience in programming who are considering a career in software development. This way, you can find out ahead of time whether you enjoy the actual work of programming computers. A computer programmer does a lot more than just write code, but coding is the most important part of the job. 

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

    Details

    Dates: Tuesday, October 31
    Times: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Classroom will open at 9:15 a.m.) 
    RSVP:  An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we tend to have a few open seats for last minute attendees  
    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:

    Our 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 can drop you off right in front of the school.

    Please Note:

    • We will take a 45 minute lunch at approximately 12 p.m. 

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

    • There are number of eating establishments within walking distance where you can grab a quick bite.

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

    • If something comes up after you sign up such that you are unable to attend, please change your status. This will allow others to sign up.

    For questions, please email [masked]


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  • Thursday
    Nov 2 2017
    Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training
    through
    McMenamins Kennedy School

    A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.

    To earn your CSM certificate, you must take a CSM course from a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) or Endorsed Scrum Trainer (EST) and demonstrate your progress through our online CSM test. The first step toward your CSM is familiarizing yourself with Scrum. Then attend an in-person, two-day (16 hour) CSM course taught by a Scrum Alliance Authorized Trainer. After successfully completing the course, you will need to pass the CSM exam. To get a passing score, you must correctly answer 24 of the 35 questions. You will be eligible for 16 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) upon completion of this course. After you pass the CSM exam, you will be asked to accept the License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

    This 2 day (16 hours) course fulfills the classroom requirement to become a CSM.

    10% of PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CHICK TECH PORTLAND https://portland.chicktech.org/

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  • PDXWIT Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality

    Emerge Interactive

    Are you looking for an event to get better acquainted with Virtual Reality? In partnership with Joshua Alan Young from the Portland VR Meetup, co-organizers Judy Fischbach and Marguerite Gallagher invite you to come learn what Virtual Reality offers and to understand why there is so much trending interest. An emerging technology that is expected to impact many fields, including entertainment, journalism, education, and health care, VR/AR has been identified by the Technology Association of Oregon as one of top areas of technology growth in our state. The community in Portland is gaining momentum. It's an exciting time for many of us to jump in as the technology is so new. The playing field is more level and there is much interest beyond non-technology in areas such as the arts and education. The integrative nature of creating applications in VR can be unique and fun!

    Don’t know where to begin? We will have an overview, hands-on opportunities to experience the technology, and information on tools and resources. Our panel will include speakers from the community on VR education and on companies/projects with promising VR related work which demonstrates the variety of exciting applications. Bring your questions!

    We promise this will be a fun and memorable evening as we explore ways to grow community together in this fascinating new area of technology!

    Agenda: 5:30 - 6:30 : Networking / Trials-Demos / Vendors 6:30 - 6:45 : Welcome and Overview 6:45 - 7:45 : Guest Speakers 7:45 - 8:15 : Networking

    Guest Speakers and Talk Description:

    Females in social virtual reality get unwanted attention, which is a barrier to widespread adoption. How might we learn more about female users in order to make Social VR appealing to all? Jessica Outlaw and Beth Duckles will share results from their qualitative study of women in social virtual reality and their recommendations for all tech creators.

    Jessica Outlaw, M.S., is VR/AR experience researcher and founder of Data Driven LLC. Trained as a behavioral scientist, she uses qualitative and quantitative research methods to strategize and test experiences. She blogs at "The Extended Mind on how changes in the body and the environment influence the way that users think, feel, and behave in VR. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Scripps College and her Masters from U.C. San Diego.

    Beth M. Duckles, Ph.D. is a sociologist and ethnographer who has worked in industry, nonprofits, government agencies and higher education. She has taught topics such as qualitative research, energy policy, organizational theory and nonprofit organizations. She received her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Earlham College and her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Arizona. More information can be found here.

    Rachel Bracker is a virtual reality video editor and producer at 360 Labs, a Portland-based VR video production company that creates immersive experiences for clients like Google, The United States Coast Guard, and Columbia Sportswear. A graduate from the University of Oregon's Multimedia Journalism Master's degree program, Rachel specializes in documentary storytelling and is passionate about using VR to tell better stories. She will share her experiences creating 360 videos and provide insight into the inherit strengths of storytelling in this exciting medium.

    Kerri Lynne Thorp will be discussing experiments and experience in non-fiction immersive storytelling. Kerri is an artist, futurist and feminist, exploring story and culture through documentary, virtual reality, and public engagement. Her desire to expand access to technology is driven by her use of storytelling as a crucial way to affect social change. Kerri is the Board VP of NW Documentary and Woman Led. She is currently and teaches 360 video production and is developing a mobile art gallery VR application, Kerri is also the creative director for the youth documentary program Produced by Her.

    Demo Experience - HAUBERK 360 An interactive 360 exploration of artist Rosana Ybarra's solo exhibition Hauberk. Hauberk is a collection of works that act as hybrid between the amulet (a good luck charm) and the shield which would protect the heart. They are spiritual armor in physical form, a psychic safety zone. They say: better to have false comfort than no comfort at all.

    Event FAQ Q: What is the parking situation? A: Public parking and street parking is available (though we cannot validate parking).

    Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is an open bike room, but please bring locks as it is in a common space.

    Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We always recommend public transportation as a way to cut down on Co2, and there is plenty of public transportation nearby.

    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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  • Bringing Machine Learning To Your Application

    Alchemy Code Lab

    What is Machine Learning? How can you integrate it into your website / script / app? Learn some of the typical use cases (such as Natural Language Processing and Image Recognition), examine code snippets for some of the common frameworks and tools (such as Scikit-Learn, Weka and Tensorflow), and find out about the different ways you can host machine learning models online.

    Speaker Bio: A full-stack developer with two decades of industry experience, Jon Peck now focuses on bringing scalable, discoverable, and secure machine-learning microservices to developers across a wide variety of platforms via Algorithmia.com

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  • On Abstraction w/ Zach Tellman

    Puppet

    This month I am happy to announce we will have a remote presentation from Zach Tellman. I've heard Zach speak several times and every time have learned a lot and been impressed by the breadth and depth of his knowledge and thinking.

    He will share with us a discussion of what an abstractions are, what makes them fail, and how to make them better.

    Zach is the author of Elements of Clojure https://leanpub.com/elementsofclojure , and a number of open source libraries.

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