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  • Monday
    Jan 26 2015
    PDX Women Founders Forum

    New Relic

    JANUARY 26 EVENT

    Hi All - Excited to announce our first event of 2015. Our sponsor and host is New Relic. See you on the 29th floor of the "big pink"!

    Topic is: "Recruiting Challenges in Todays World for Startup Founders", with the awesome Susan Robinson. Can't wait to see you all!


    The Speaker: When Susan was working on her Bachelor of Engineering and MBA, she had no idea she would one day run her own company. She started her career as a Software Developer for a local software development company, before moving up to a Project Manager which was her first experience in hiring talent. She left the corporate world to become a consultant for a Professional Services organization for several years where she implemented ERP systems. Prior to Y2K when there was a shortage of local talent to provide software remediation, she moved into technology staffing. In those 15 years sha has experienced the highs and lows in hiring technology talent from Y2K, .com bubble and burst, the Great Recession and everything in between. because she loves what she does, in November of 2013 sha started Tech Talent Link where she focuses on assisting companies find technology talent either on direct hire or temporary basis.

    HOW TO CONNECT WITH US: If you haven't joined yet our LinkedIn private group: PDX Women Founders Forum: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=5088662&trk=anet_ug_hm Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @WFF_PDX. http://pdxwomenfounders.org/


    PDX WOMEN FOUNDERS FORUM: Welcome to the Women Founders Forum! Up until now, Portland has had no group formally dedicated to supporting the unique opportunities and challenges that women founders face as well as promoting the value they create. By creating a safe and supportive environment for professional & personal growth through a combination of in person & online networking and educational activities, Women Founders Forum helps motivated women in Portland create world-class businesses. Let’s keep this rolling! You will see more structured events with open discussions and workshops. Again, the objective is to leverage this powerful network to grow our respective businesses and capabilities. You value that and we heard it loud and clear. PLEASE INVITE OTHERS: this event is open to PDX-based women founders as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, so do spread the word & bring friends. Looking forward to seeing you all at our next event! Paola & Liz Dont forget to follow us on Twitter: @WFF_PDX

    CODE OF CONDUCT: Cone of confidence policy: statements made by individuals both at our meetings and in our online forum are not to be shared with anybody outside the group without the person's explicit approval. No soliciting policy both at our meetings and in our online forum.

    Website
  • Apple Watch, Android Wear and Wearables

    With Android Gear watches already in the market and Apple Watch near on the horizon, businesses and developers are scrambling to try to figure out how watches and other wearables fit into their plans.

    And beyond the opportunities for businesses, there remain fundamental questions about consumer interest in these products. Who will buy them? What will they use them for? Will concepts like quantified self reach a larger audience?

    Join our esteemed panel in discussing Apple Watch, Android Gear and wearables at this month's Mobile Portland meeting.

    MEET THE PANEL

    Amber Case

    Amber Case is the Director of Esri R&D Center, Portland, where she works on next generation location-based technology. Previously, she co-founded Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by mapping company Esri in 2012. Case founded IndieWebCamp with Tantek Çelik and Aaron Parecki in 2010. You can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic or at caseorganic.com.


    Brent Hieggelke

    Brent Hieggelke is the CMO of Urban Airship, which enables the world's top brands to earn and maintain a presence on their customers' mobile devices through mobile relationship management solutions. Previously, he spent a decade helping brands optimize digital marketing initiatives in executive marketing posts at WebTrends, TouchClarity and Omniture. Most recently, Brent started and ran Second Porch, the first Facebook-integrated social vacation rental site sold to HomeAway, Inc. in May 2011. Early in his career, Brent co-founded New City, a media company in Chicago. Brent has received multiple marketing awards, is a frequent speaker at both marketing and digital conferences and is a member of the Mobile Marketing Association’s North America board and the International Executive Council of the Internet Marketing Association.

    Josh Marinacci

    Josh Marinacci is an engineer, author, speaker, designer, and general UI wrangler. He has written books for O'Reilly Media, built IDEs, coded app stores, authored developer content, and prototyped an endless array of amusing interfaces. He is currently working as a researcher at Nokia. He previously traveled the world teaching webOS, JavaFX, Swing, and HTML canvas. He works from home in rainy but green Eugene, Oregon, with his wife and 3-year-old son.

    Website
  • Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    Python

    PDX Code Guild

    We have a special guest speaker tonight!

    K. Lars Lohn will rehearse his presentation, "The Well Tempered API", that he'll be giving at the Python Conference in Nashville in two weeks.

    About the beginner-friendly presentation:

    "Why does 400 year old music still work? Do programmers have something to learn from the world of music? At the PyTennessee conference in February of 2015, I will give my answers to these questions in a multimedia presentation that includes Remedial Music Theory for Programmers, Thoughts and Examples of API design and, of course, a Bassoon."

    http://youtu.be/urvi8eNtdpU?list=UUSg0NEm9qCJgxwLrzFYhUHw

    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.

    After the rehearsal we'lll 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
  • pdxdevops

    Puppet Labs

    We will have two talks tonight:

    Scott Brinkmeyer will talk about how code of different types flows through his organization.

    Spencer Krum will give a practice version of his talk 'Config managment versus Golden Images' which will be presented at Config Mgmt Camp in Belgium.

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

    Website
  • Dorkbot

    Bunk Bar

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Jan 27 2015
    PDX Women in Tech Happy Hour Networking Event

    Propeller Resources

    Join us for happy hour at Propeller Resources! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! In addition, t-shirt designs from our contest will be displayed for voting! Details can be found at: http://eepurl.com/-BII9

    PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company-or anything in between-come join us!

    Website
  • eBay Tech Tuesday: The Evolution of Culture in Portland Tech

    “Culture” was the Merriam-Webster word of the year in 2014. In the startup world, the word permeates job interviews, board room meetings, and conversations around the water cooler. But what does culture actually mean when applied to tech companies of all sizes?

    To answer this question, eBay is launching it’s monthly Tech Tuesday series with a panel-based conversation about culture. We’ve gathered new voices in thought leadership to bring fresh ideas to this topic, while considering and respecting what we’ve learned from the past.

    Panelists include:

    Lindsay Wolff Longsdon , Co-Founder/Advisor, Culture Lab @WolffLogsdon Bruce Yarnall, Director of Mobile QA, eBay Marketplaces Donald Truxillo, Ph.D., Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    Moderator: Sara Morrow, Talent Partner at eBay Marketplaces @PDXsaram

    We purposely expanded the typical HR heavy culture panel to a manager of technical teams, a startup founder, and a professor who researches both methods employers use to hire workers and perceptions of potential employees during recruitment and hiring.

    These panelists will help us illuminate how culture is applied throughout the whole process of engaging an employee: from attraction to a company, hiring, integrating, ongoing development, to promotions or exits. The end result? Some common understandings of what culture means, as well as, how we can navigate the nuances as employers and/or employees.

    RSVP through Meetup to attend “The Evolution of Culture in Portland Tech.” We look forward to seeing you!

    http://www.meetup.com/eBay-Tech-Tuesdays/events/219520529/

    Website
  • RainSec

    Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

    RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting. Preferably while drinking just enough to forget our day jobs.

    While this is a public event open to any interested parties, our target audience is experienced information security professionals.

    Follow @PDXRainSec for updates & point your IRC client to #rainsec on freenode.

    This event is also on meetup.com. Invite your friends!

    Website
  • Tips and Tricks for App Store Success w/ Chris Beauchamp of Crittercism

    Esri Portland R&D Center

    As app store competition heats up, how can you and your app stand out? Everything from a solid UX to positive ratings are primary drivers (and deterrents) for gaining users. As a developer, which tools and tips can you utilize to not only build a great app but also increase and improve your rating and rank in the app store? Chris Beauchamp from Crittercism has been building apps since the first iPhone, gathering millions of downloads with no marketing spend. Come hear some of the tools and tricks he uses to gain success in the app store.

    Schedule:

    6:30 - Networking and mingling at Esri PDX

    7:00 - Chris's talk

    8:00(ish) - Group Q&A, followed by a trip down to Bailey's to continue the conversation for those who are interested.

    Website
  • Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting

    Mozilla

    Topic: TBD Speaker: All?

    **Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

    For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

    Website
  • Programming OS Web Spatio-temporal Mapping Visiualizations

    Programming OS Web Spatio-temporal Mapping Visiualizations: Tues, Dec 30, 7:00pm, Anna Bananas St Johns, 8716 N. Lombard, Portland, Oregon (back room). This month we will continue to work with OpenStreetMap data and JOSM. We will edit OSM data and learn to download OSM data for use in our web visualizations.

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Wednesday
    Jan 28 2015
    Scaling for Growth – Planning, Challenges and Resources | Technology Service Event

    Multnomah Athletic Club

    Are you ready for growth? Is your business ready for growth? How will you scale to meet or exceed your customer needs?

    Hear how other companies have planned (or not) for growth, what challenges they’ve faced, and what tools and resources they’ve used to facilitate the ups and downs of their business.

    What Will You Learn?

    • How their company planned to facilitate growth, what was successful, and what wasn’t
    • The challenges (planned/unplanned) they have faced in growing their business
    • Key learnings and outcomes while scaling their growth

    Panel: Kent Lewis, Founder of Anvil Media Kent will share how Anvil Media has experienced steady growth since 2000 – what it takes, tools they used and challenges that they’ve faced

    Chris Mike, VP Account Management at Chirpify Chris will share best practices in scaling a start-up including how venture capital firms are expecting their money to be spent and lessons learned along the way

    Tim Tragesser, President at Polar Systems, Inc. Tim will discuss how since 1981, Polar Systems has been able to evolve through changing times and stay relevant for their customers

    Michael Callier, Legal Process Strategist, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Michael Collier specializes in organizational efficiency and will discuss items such as developing your team while balancing your immediate needs

    Moderator: Nate Ankenbrandt, Sr. Analyst at Salesforce.com Nate has a broad background in service operations support team growth and development. Connecting customers dots with people and technology.

    Who Should Attend? Any person who is looking to grow or is planning for growth of their business, and is looking for solutions on how to scale, leverage resources, and hear about how others have done it.

    Series Sponsors: Planar & Metal Toad

    Website
  • 1 Million Cups - Portland Female Founders

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

    Website
  • Ruby Lunch

    Fat Head's Brewery

    Eat, drink and talk Ruby! Beginners to experts welcome.

  • Portland 3D Printing Lab January Meetup

    New Relic

    Our monthly Meetup returns in 2015 on the last Wednesday of each month! The format for this meeting is Networking and Speakers, with a healthy dose of food. We've also got a new the beautiful HQ of New Relic, downtown PDX. Here's how it'll go down:

    0600p - Intro to 3D printing

    0630p - Networking + Pizza

    0730 - Presentations

    • We'll kick things off with a very visual 3D Printing Roundup at CES 2015 from Shashi, founder of MatterCompilers. We'll review the best products and services, the trends, and what it means for the industry in 2015.

    • Brian Esquivel from ArtForce Studios will talk about 3D Printing Games. Have you ever wanted to print a character or starship from your favorite video game? Find out how in this tutorial.

    • Janina Malone will give us an overview of Open Source and Creative Commons Licenses and how this relates to our work with 3D printing and related products and services.

    8:45 - More networking!

    Website
  • Tech on Tap

    CorSource

    Developers love beer in this town. CorSource is hosting the first Tech on Tap event, which aims to bring developers and beer together! Come and taste beers from Deschute's Brewery, and meet other developers in town.

  • Lesbians Who Tech - OMSI After Dark: Sugar Sweet Science

    Join us on January 28th for an evening of erudite entertainment at OMSI After Dark: Sugar Sweet Science. After Dark features live demos, exhibitions, snacks, beer, wine, sweets, and other foods. OMSI recommends purchasing a ticket ($13 for non-members) in advance online.

    Meet up at 5:30 at nearby Bunk Bar or catch us at the event after 6.

    Also check out our Meetup group and Facebook group.

    Website
  • PDX Cocoaheads

    Walmart Labs

    Scott Neal will do his traditional January Core Data presentation. Topic TBD. Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

  • PDX Python Presentation Night
    Python

    Urban Airship Inc

    Come join us for Pythonic talks!

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

    This month:

    • pdb pdx - debugging made easy by Aleck Landgraf

    • Python 2.7 and Python 3: A Sacred Love Story by Kenneth Reitz

    Join us afterward at Rogue on NW 14th & Flanders to continue the discussion over a beverage.

    RSVP at Meetup

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

    Website
  • PDX Design Research Group

    Mozilla

    Join us at the next PDX Design Research Group meeting on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015!

    Rachel Shadoan, CEO and research scientist at Akashic Labs will give a talk entitled “Edge Case: Adventures in Hybrid User Research.” Big Data is certainly having a moment. Proponents promise that data will serve up answers to all of our most pressing questions. But what happens when all that data leads to a dead end? Rachel will tell the story of the data dead end that put her on the path from data science to ethnography--and where that path has led since. Through a variety of case studies featuring the blending of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, Rachel will show where data shines, where qualitative research techniques are necessary, and how visualization can bridge the gap between the two.

    Informal networking will be from 6:30 – 7:00, with Rachel’s talk to begin promptly at 7:00.

    Please note: If you arrive after 7:00 pm, you will not be able to get into the building, so please plan to arrive at least a few minutes before then.

  • Homebrew Website Club PDX

    Esri Portland R&D Center

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, or help work on a project!

    Website
  • Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting

    The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

    On the agenda this month:

    • Jim Kogler will introduce some 'new wave' SPA frameworks, including Ampersand, Mithril, and Vue.


    • Jesse Hallett will talk about type-checking JavaScript with Flow.


    Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

    If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett <[masked]>.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 29 2015
    TiE Oregon Pitch Club featuring Nitin Rai on Startup Cash Flow

    TiE Pearl Incubator

    TiE Pitch Club is back for 2015!

    Join us for a talk by Nitin Rai about Cash Flow for your startup. How can you ensure that your available capital lasts you while building up your business and your revenues, and maybe in anticipation of outside funding; and what to do once you land that outside investment?

    Nitin Rai, president of TiE Oregon is a successful entrepreneur and active angel investor.

    After the talk from our speaker, we will continue with pitches by you! Any entrepreneur is invited to get up and present their pitch to the assembled group. This can be any type of pitch: an elevator pitch, a business concept pitch, a co-founder pitch, a sales pitch or an investor pitch. We will help you with timing you, being your chosen audience, and giving you feedback and input on your pitch, business and ideas. Just like many before you, you will come away with a lot of valuable and actionable feedback! People who do not want to pitch but are interested in finding out what Pitch Club is about, hearing new startup ideas, networking, and/or helping others are of course welcome!

    TiE Members: FREE (members can also pre-register a non-member guest for $10) Public: $25

    Website
  • Circle Up Networking: Ask less, Give more

    TED talk + effective networking! Join speaker Yasmin Nguyen as he gives a TED-style talk designed to help you learn how to attract more business, inspire donors, and build avid brand champions who will share your stories over and over by “asking less and giving more.”

    Following the talk, attendees will participate in circle up's effective master mind circles which are designed to create authentic business connections. Plus- paleo catering!

    Grab your ticket today at: Picatic.com/Jan29

    Yasmin Nguyen is a Portland-based philanthropist, social innovator, and strategic storytelling expert who helps business and nonprofits emotionally connect with their audiences through stories, technology, and partnerships to generates sales, relationships and support. He is the founder of Vibrance Global, Supper for Stars, and Philanthropy Talk, which brings together business, community and nonprofit leaders together to share ideas, insights, and feedback to better serve our community. Bringing together over 18 years in entrepreneurship, communications strategy, online marketing and design, video production, investing, relationship building, and coaching, Yasmin shares a unique perspective that connects the dots between relevant ideas for audiences. His mission is to facilitate more giving in our lives, community and world.

    Website
  • CTRL-H Open House

    CTRL-H

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. This is when members gather and can open the door for you. We know we can be there by 7:00PM, but most of the time we are hours early. 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 inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and Hack with friends.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jan 30 2015
    Ruby Co-Working
    Ruby

    Breken Kitchen

    Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week. (Please note: It is totally cool to work on non ruby languages with us too)

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 31 2015
    Unix & Git for Everyone Workshop

    Portland, Oregon

    Git is everywhere. Creative or engineering, you have directly encountered or will encounter Git in the workplace. Regardless of work style or team size, it is the tool that everyone should be using.

    Unix is the basis for everything from personal computers and cellphones to super computers and web servers. Understanding the principles of how Unix works is essential to being an effective developer.

    In this one-day workshop, you will be introduced to Git and Unix and get up to speed on concepts and workflows in no time. You will discover how working in the command line isn't all that scary, understand how to move between projects with just a few key strokes, and gain confidence with the steps involved for a common Git branching strategy. In addition, you will learn the brief history of Unix and some of the underlying philosophy of the Unix and Unix-like operating systems.

    Cloning isn't just for sheep and galactic empires. Together we will all create and share GitHub repositories using the Unix command line.

    Space is limited. Sign up now to reserve your seat.

    General Public: $250 Incoming Foundations II, Bootcamp, and Development Accelerator Students: $50

    Questions? Contact us at hello@codefellows.com

    Website
  • Sports Hack Day
    through
    DevelopmentNow -

    How would you like to spend Superbowl weekend building applications that change the way people follow sports and interact with their favorite teams and fellow fans?

    We're gathering developers, data crunchers and sports fans from across the Pacific northwest to converge on Portland to hack on sports themed projects. We will wrap things up early on Sunday and then set-up for an (optional) group viewing of the Superbowl!

    Website
  • "Girl Rising" at Intel

    Did you ever think you could change the world by pursuing your dreams? But how do you get there and reach your full potential? What does education have to do with all of this? Women can transform their lives by jumping in and getting involved in their dreams. At this event, you’ll see an inspiring movie called Girl Rising.

    Want to understand the basics behind all the cool gadgets we use every day? It all starts with circuits! And we’ll have a fun activity for beginners.

    What is this event? It’s a combination movie showing and hands-on activity. It’s a chance for high school girls to meet women in technology and a chance for women in technology to be inspired by high school girls!

    Who's invited? We’re excited to have an Intel WIN and ChickTech event! If you identify with any of the following, we’d love to have you:

    Current and past ChickTech: High School participants Current and past ChickTech volunteers ChickTech supporters Intel WIN members Women in tech and ChickTech supporters

    Why should you come? It’s free! There will be snacks.

    But seriously, this is an event to watch and reflect on women’s empowerment in tech by watching Girl Rising. We’ll also have an educational (and fun, we promise!) hands-on activity and create your very own circuit.

    If you’re a ChickTech: High School participant, we’ll do our best to provide transportation to the event, free of charge.

    Who’s hosting?

    Intel WIN (Women in Intel Network) Oregon will be co-hosting this event with ChickTech.

    Public Transportation HF3 is a 7 minute walk from the Hawthorn Farm MAX Station on the blue line and 4 minutes from the nearest bus stops on Cornell Rd on route 48.

    Website
  • WIN with ChickTech: Girl Rising STEM Event

    Did you ever think you could change the world by pursuing your dreams? But how do you get there and reach your full potential? What does education has to do with all of this? Women can transform their lives by jumping in and getting involved in their dreams. At this event, you’ll see an inspiring movie called Girl Rising.

    Want to understand the basics behind all the cool gadgets we use every day? It all starts with circuits! And we’ll have a fun activity for beginners.

    What is this event? It’s a combination movie showing and hands-on activity. It’s a chance for high school girls to meet women in technology and a chance for women in technology to be inspired by high school girls!

    Who's invited? We’re excited to have an Intel WIN and ChickTech event! If you identify with any of the following, we’d love to have you:

    Current and past ChickTech: High School participants Current and past ChickTech volunteers ChickTech supporters Intel WIN members Future ChickTech volunteers and supporters

    Why should you come? It’s free! There will be snacks.

    But seriously, this is an event to watch and reflect on women’s empowerment in tech by watching Girl Rising. We’ll also have an educational (and fun, we promise!) hands-on activity and create your very own circuit.

    If you’re a ChickTech: High School participant, we’ll do our best to provide transportation to the event, free of charge.

    Who’s hosting? Intel WIN (Women in Intel Network) Oregon will be co-hosting this event with ChickTech. Intel is graciously hosting the event, and ChickTech is working hard to plan and run the event.

    Public Transportation HF3 is a 7 minute walk from the Hawthorn Farm MAX Station on the blue line and 4 minutes from the nearest bus stops on Cornell Rd on route 48.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 2 2015
    Portland Puppet User Group February 2nd Meeting

    We meet on the 1st Monday of every month. Join us on February 2nd! Remember we meet at the new Puppet office in downtown Portland.

    This month at the Portland Puppet User Group, Kylo Ginsberg, software engineer at Puppet Labs, will be talking about where our client side technology is going titled "Puppet Client: Puppet 4 and Beyond". Daryll DeCoster, front end engineer at Puppet Labs, will talk about prototyping at Puppet and Hailee Kenney, software engineer at Puppet Labs, will be demoing Puppet Strings, our new doc tool. Should be an excellent meeting!

    Agenda for February 2nd:

    • 6:00 - 6:30: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
    • 6:30 - 7:15: Puppet Client: Puppet 4 and Beyond - Kylo Ginsberg
    • 7:15 - 7:45: Prototyping at Puppet - Daryll DeCoster
    • 7:45 - 8:00 Puppet Strings demo (the new doc tool) - Hailee Kenney
    • 8:00 - 8:15: Plan next agenda

    Get in touch with meg@ puppetlabs.com if you're interested in talking (even briefly!) about how you're using Puppet. Also, let us know if you'd like to be on the schedule next month! You don't need to be an expert to speak - we love to hear about what folks are doing with Puppet.

    If you have an idea for what you would like to see presented, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group.

    Meat, veggie, gluten-free, and vegan pizza will be available. The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office.

    Website
  • Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    Python

    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
    Feb 3 2015
    Code Fellows Portland Open House Warming

    Code Fellows

    We're thrilled to be part of Portland Startup Week! You're invited to a coffee session and open house at our new Portland campus. Come see our new space, learn more about upcoming classes, and participate in Portland Startup Week.

    RSVP today!

    Website
  • Sailing away from Dependency Hell with Docker: Engineering Lunch-n-Learn w/Quick Left

    Quick Left Portland

    Have you ever been excited to tinker with a software project, only to have trip Dependency Hell ruin all of the fun? Technologies like Docker aim to take the pain out of spinning up support services and installing runtimes. Join in as we scoff at the demo gods and create a complete Rails stack—web server to database—from scratch, without installing any software.

    Swing by Quick Left for some foodz on us and your open ears to listen to one of our expert consultants in this Engineering Lunch tutorial.

    Website
  • Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the data really telling us?

    Quick Left

    Stop by Quick Left to see CEO of Consulting Ingrid Alongi give her wildly popular, data-driven talk - Deconstructing Women in Technology: What is the Data Really Telling Us? Ingrid's is passionate about creating an environment for our developers that harbors creativity and collaboration, and believe incorporating women on the team is a key element to what makes our company work so seamlessly.

    In her opinion, there are 7 ways to promote a better performing team:

    Make a commitment Host team building events during business hours Provide ample outlets for feedback to leadership team  Examine your hiring practices: from job posts to interviewing style  Examine your bonus and raise criteria - not everyone is good at asking  Having more women in leadership encourages more women in general 

    Your job is a place of business where adults work, but it can still be fun! If you would like to see the stats on women in technology, and reasons why females aren't coming up the pipeline, check out the slideshare from Ingrid's keynote at GlueCon. This is one of the talks that you can't miss during Portland Startup Week! Plus we'll have Q afterwords and happy hour on Quick Left!

    Website
  • Drop in hour for prospective students
    Ruby Php Javascript

    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 two courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, and one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails.

    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

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  • Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
    Ruby Rails

    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

    Markus Roberts

    David Celis & Ben Weintraub

    Jamon Holmgren: RubyMotion and ProMotion

    I'm the owner of ClearSight, a Rails + RubyMotion (iOS & Android) design/development shop in Vancouver, WA. We do a lot of RubyMotion here at ClearSight and created one of the most popular RubyMotion gems, ProMotion, as well as MotionKit and several other iOS-specific open source gems. The talk goes into RubyMotion basics (briefly) and then our current iOS gem stack. The demo is building a small app with ProMotion and shows how easy it is to get started with RubyMotion-iOS.

    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!

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  • Monthly Maker Meetup

    CymaSpace

    Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

    Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

    Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

  • Write The Docs PDX: Enabling Walkup Contributions to Your Project Documentation

    Everett Toews, Developer Advocate at Rackspace Hosting, will share his experience using Git and Markdown to make it easier for the community to propose changes to their documentation. Please arrive by 6pm. I want to start sort of promptly, by 6:05. (I'll be there by 5:30.) The building entry doors will be locked at 7pm. I'll appreciate help cleaning up, so we can depart by 8:30.


    A common complaint against many open source projects is documentation. Insufficient, incorrect, non-existent, hard to find, and difficult to update are things we typically all hear. There are a lot of different ways to tackle these problems. There's no silver bullet but one of my favorite tactics is lowering the barriers for absolutely anyone to contribute documentation.

    Ideally, lowering the barriers means:

    • using a common and well understood documentation markup language

    • using documentation editors that are commonly available

    • not requiring your contributors to install and configure tools

    • providing a preview of the updates to make reviews reviews easier

    Learn how Apache jclouds has enabled walkup contributions to our project documentation. We've benefited from better documentation, shorter review times, and building community through contribution.

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  • Ninja Sales Techniques

    Do you need to be more effective at doing sales?

    Whether your revenue is shy of goals or doing sales creates unease for you, for many entrepreneurs, "sales" is a 4 letter word.

    In my upcoming class, "Ninja Sales Techniques", I help entrepreneurs become more effective at doing sales by demystifying it, breaking it down into manageable steps, and offering techniques and tips on how non-salespeople can be successful at doing sales. At the end of the course, you'll leave with a much better understanding of sales, be able to create an effective sales plan, and increase your confidence in doing sales.

    This 4-week class begins on 2/3, meets at the PCC Climb Center (by OMSI) for 2 hours each week and is part of the SBDC's Entrepreneur's Skill Series. For more information and to register please visit:

    If you have little or no experience in doing sales but are responsible for bringing in the revenue, then this class is for you!

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  • Demolicious Portland

    Demolicious returns for 2015 on February 3. Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00. Stick around afterwards for dinner, drinks and discussion.

    Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

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  • Science on Tap - Cascadia Earthquake
    Beer

    Shaken, Not Stirred: The Coming Great Cascadia Earthquake

    DATE: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

    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: While we can’t predict exactly when the next Great Cascadia Earthquake will happen, we CAN forecast the probabilities from a long history of past earthquakes. The study of the geological history of the last 10,000 years of the Cascadia Subduction Zone has shown that there have been 43 great earthquakes (magnitude 8.0 or higher) along the coast of Oregon, Washington, California, and British Columbia. Some of these earthquakes were probably magnitude 9.0 or higher, and like the 2011 Japanese and 2004 Sumatran earthquakes, they probably also caused large tsunami waves that were devastating all over the Pacific. At this Science on Tap, Chris Goldfinger, PhD, professor of geology and geophysics at Oregon State University, will talk about the geology of Cascadia and his research on the recurrence interval of major earthquakes. While this research may not allow us to pinpoint a date for the next great quake, a better understanding of the geological forces at work can help us prepare.

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    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.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 4 2015
    1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders

    Forge Portland

    The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

    Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

    During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

    No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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  • CrowdCompass by Cvent hosts Portland Lunch 2.0

    CrowdCompass by Cvent

    For Portland Startup Week (http://portland.startupweek.co/), our hosts will be CrowdCompass by Cvent. Join us in their new digs at Block 300 for lunch. This crew has hosted before, so it should be an awesome gathering.

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  • Startup Week Is Every Week, And Not Just In Portland

    NOTE: Admission is FREE for Built Oregon Members.  To qualify (and get your discount code to plug in here), go to our SUPPORT US page and click the "Purchase Membership" button.   This $24 membership brings you many other benefits too, so join us! Event Description How does the gaming and tech scene in Eugene effect what happens in Portland? How can Portland companies tap into the momentum in Bend? Is Roseburg the next entrepreneurial hub in the state? How can PDX startups connect more to the Gorge? Oregon is a big state -- this we know. But what sometimes gets lost is how connected we all are.  Join Built Oregon as we host a panel discussion on  the state of entrepreneurship around Oregon during Startup Week PDX.  We will look to discuss how collaboration and awareness of what is happening in other regions can effect what happens in Portland, and vice versa.  Hot Lips Pizza will be served, and there will be a cash bar for beer, wine and soda Event Schedule: 4:00PM - 4:30PM  Reception Networking 4:30PM - 5:30PM  Panel Discussion and Audience Questions 5:30PM - 6:00PM  More Networking The Panel Moderator

    Joe Maruschak - RAIN Eugene Director Julie Harrelson- CEO, Harrelson Group, Fund Manager Cascade Angels Paul Utz - Streamside Enterprises, Roseburg Angel Investor Brian Henessy - Founder Thread, Cofounder Talkoot

      Moderator - Vince Porter -- Policy Advisor on Jobs and the Economy for Governor John Kitzhaber Event MC - Scott Schroeder, President, RelianceCM Thanks to our Sponsors  RelianceCM is a contract manufacturing business located in Corvallis, Oregon. Led by President (and event MC) Scott Schroeder, the company has developed a high caliber, highly successful program that helps hardware startups navigate through the Valley of Death and into production.

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  • Code Oregon Meetup

    The Gameroom

    Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

    Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

    For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

    If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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  • PDX Startup Week: Where Are Your Wearables Hackfest

    Quick Left

    Get amped - Name.com does more than hosting. We're hosting our first Quick Left hackfest in Portland with them! And what better week than Portland Startup Week to do so! 

    Aided by the increased processing speed of chips, capacity of batteries and precision of sensor technologies, devices are becoming smaller, faster and more feature heavy than ever before. Where is the power of wearables going? We're bringing it in hackfest form to Portland, OR! Register now for our hackfest Feb 4th and find out (or make it happen).

    With the Quick Left wearable hackfest, we want take wearable data beyond the miles you pedal or calories burned. We want wearables to be useful in your daily life. According to technology research and advisory company Gartner, by 2020, developed world life expectancy will increase by 0.5 years due to widespread adoption of wireless health monitoring technology. Business leaders must examine the impact of increased wellness on insurance and employee costs as a competitive factor. Inspire innovation to affect this trend at our hackfest. If you've got ideas on what to do with health and exercise data (for humans, your pets or....), you'll want to get your hack on at Quick Left!

    Wednesday, February 4th, doors open at 6pm, hacking begins at 6:30 Free beer and food provided by our awesome sponsors Teams formed night of Hack for 3 hrs (no previous feature design or code written, please) Winners will be chosen by our sponsors (hint, hint)

    Thanks to our sponsor, Sparkfun, for supplying Lily Pad Design Kits. And Fitbit is giving away a Fitbit Flex wristband to the winning team and more sponsors to be announced shortly! Still need more convincing to join our hackfests? See three year's worth of Quick Left hackfests we've hosted here!

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  • Javascript Study Group and Hack Night (now with more than intro fun!)

    We will be meeting up for a JavaScript Study Group.

    An intro to JavaScript class will be taught for anyone who is looking to get into programming.

    There will also be an intermediate group project to work on to hone your skills together. The intermediate group will work on Conway's Game of Life and or Fiz Buzz to tackle some classic coding problems together.
    Game of Life: http://www.devblogrbmz.com/writing-conways-game-of-life-in-javascript-using-tdd-pt-1/
    FizzBuzz: http://www.codecademy.com/courses/fizzbuzz/2/1

    Finger food will be provided. Please bring your own laptop or tablet if you would like to come to the JavaScript class. Come for some good company and bring a project to work on. We'll be here to bounce ideas off each other and continue to work out what we would like to run as a community.

    For those of your interested in getting started in programming, feel free to check out the resources below. Bring your questions and confusion and we'll help you clear things up! JavaScript Getting Started Resources:

    https://www.codeschool.com/courses/javascript-road-trip-part-1

    http://www.codecademy.com/en/tracks/javascript

    Advanced Beginners can start in on some Coder Projects:

    http://googlecreativelab.github.io/coder-projects/projects/night_and_day/


    and

    http://googlecreativelab.github.io/coder-projects/projects/music_boxes/

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  • Where Are Your Wearables Quick Left Hackfest

    Quick Left

    Get amped - Name.com does more than hosting. We're hosting our first Quick Left hackfest in Portland with them! And what better week than Portland Startup Week to do so!

    Aided by the increased processing speed of chips, capacity of batteries and precision of sensor technologies, devices are becoming smaller, faster and more feature heavy than ever before. Where is the power of wearables going? We're bringing it in hackfest form to Portland, OR! Register now for our hackfest Feb 4th and find out (or make it happen).

    With the Quick Left wearable hackfest, we want take wearable data beyond the miles you pedal or calories burned. We want wearables to be useful in your daily life. According to technology research and advisory company Gartner, by 2020, developed world life expectancy will increase by 0.5 years due to widespread adoption of wireless health monitoring technology. Business leaders must examine the impact of increased wellness on insurance and employee costs as a competitive factor. Inspire innovation to affect this trend at our hackfest. If you've got ideas on what to do with health and exercise data (for humans, your pets or....), you'll want to get your hack on at Quick Left!

    Wednesday, February 4th, doors open at 6pm, hacking begins at 6:30 Free beer and food provided by our awesome sponsors Teams formed night of Hack for 3 hrs (no previous feature design or code written, please) Winners will be chosen by our sponsors (hint, hint) Thanks to our sponsor, Sparkfun, for supplying Lily Pad Design Kits. And Fitbit is giving away a Fitbit Flex wristband to the winning team and more sponsors to be announced shortly!

    Still need more convincing to join our hackfests? See three year's worth of Quick Left hackfests we've hosted here!

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  • CHIFOO Meeting: Playing Is The Thing, Interactive Fiction, Gaming, and Improvisation

    "Playing Is The Thing, Interactive Fiction, Gaming, and Improvisation" with Kent Nichols, Beatbox Giant LLC

    Kent has seen firsthand and experimented with new approaches to the design of computer-human interaction for engaging viewers and users of intellectual properties. Kent will share his observations and impressions of the subtle influx of game-inspired influences on HCI for engaging audiences for a variety of online video experiences.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 5 2015
    WIT: Opportunity Knocks! How to Get into Tech Without an Engineering Degree

    “How do we get more women in tech?”

    The tech industry provides stability and great opportunities for career advancement, so it’s an important question - and one being asked around the world. Companies like Intel and eBay are answering by launching initiatives to increase the number of female engineers in their workforces. Non-profits are responding by establishing programs that teach girls to code so they can grow up to be developers. Universities are contributing to the conversation by offering scholarships to young adult females who choose to pursue degrees in Computer Science.

    While there’s no argument that all these solutions are valuable and will help further the cause, what about women who want to work in tech, but aren’t interested in coding? What options do they have? In an effort to provide answers to these questions, eBay Portland will be hosting a special WIT Startup Week event focused on looking beyond engineering roles for women in tech.

    Five women from the local tech community will be talking about their individual jobs and sharing their experiences as non-technical women working in an industry that is predominantly focused on technical roles. Kirsten Golden, Program Manager at PIE, will be emceeing the event.

    Presenters include:

    • Gina Hudson, Office Manager/Operations, eBay Portland
    • Heidi Tretheway, Director of Marketing Communications, Urban Airship
    • Susan Wheeler, Director of e-Discovery Services, Streamline Imaging
    • Grace Andrews, Co-Founder & Business Development, GraphAlchemist

    The WIT talk will conclude with a short Q&A, after which attendees are invited to stay for an hour of networking and have their resume critiqued by recruiters and HR representatives from eBay, Jama Software, Simple, Puppet Labs, Treehouse, and Tech Talent Link.

    This event is free and open to the tech community as well as the general public. If you’re working in tech, interested in working tech, or simply exploring career options, please RSVP now to join us!

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  • WIT: Opportunity Knocks! How to Get into Tech Without an Engineering Degree

    “How do we get more women in tech?”

    The tech industry provides stability and great opportunities for career advancement, so it’s an important question - and one being asked around the world. Companies like Intel and eBay are answering by launching initiatives to increase the number of female engineers in their workforces. Non-profits are responding by establishing programs that teach girls to code so they can grow up to be developers. Universities are contributing to the conversation by offering scholarships to young adult females who choose to pursue degrees in Computer Science.

    While there’s no argument that all these solutions are valuable and will help further the cause, what about women who want to work in tech, but aren’t interested in coding? What options do they have? In an effort to provide answers to these questions, eBay Portland will be hosting a special WIT Startup Week event focused on looking beyond engineering roles for women in tech.

    Five women from the local tech community will be talking about their individual jobs and sharing their experiences as non-technical women working in an industry that is predominantly focused on technical roles. Kirsten Golden, Program Manager at PIE, will be emceeing the event.

    Presenters include:

    Gina Hudson, Office Manager/Operations, eBay Portland Heidi Tretheway, Director of Marketing Communications, Urban Airship Susan Wheeler, Director of e-Discovery Services, Streamline Imaging Grace Andrews, Co-Founder Business Development, GraphAlchemist

    The WIT talk will conclude with a short Q, after which attendees are invited to stay for an hour of networking and have their resume critiqued by recruiters and HR representatives from eBay, Jama Software, Simple, Puppet Labs, Treehouse, and Tech Talent Link.

    Date: Thursday, February 7th, 2015 Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Doors open at 4pm Location: eBay Community Lounge, 1400 SW 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Portland

    This event is free and open to the tech community as well as the general public. If you’re working in tech, interested in working tech, or simply exploring career options, please RSVP now to join us!

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  • MaptimePDX
    Javascript Html

    Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

    Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!

    Agenda

    • TBD

    Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

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  • Portland Linux/Unix Group
    Beer Linux

    PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track open source conference!

    Celebrating 20 years of hosting Portland's best open source and technology freedom speakers.

    This month's topic To Be Announced

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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  • PDX Big Data Discussion Group

    New Relic

    "No talks. You may opt to take up to 60 seconds to complain about Big Data. One paper per month, no obligation to read it."

    We'll start by letting anyone who wants to take up to a minute to tell us what they've been doing with data lately.

    This month's paper is Visual Analysis of Large Heterogeneous Social Networks by Semantic and Structural Abstraction by Shen etal. Read it or don't - the goal is just to have something to start conversations. "Did you read the paper?" will do nicely.

    Mention @PDXBigData on Twitter with the link to the full paper to suggest papers for future sessions.

    There will be pizza.

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  • Ignite Bridgetown - part of Portland Startup Week

    Ignite Bridgetown, part of the inaugural Portland Startup Week, will force invite some of Portland’s most interesting people to offer their takes on topics about which they’re passionate --- all in a format that is anything but ordinary.

    Welcome to Ignite. Where each speaker gets a chance to present for five minutes. The catch? They only get 20 slides, no more, no less. And the presentation auto-advances every 15 seconds. Whether the speaker is ready or not. Once the presentation begins, it doesn’t stop until the last speaker drops the mic. For the speaker, it’s challenging. For the audience, it’s entertaining. But no matter what happens, it’s an unforgettable experience for everyone in the theater.

    Join us as our curated speakers from Portland's thriving startup community share their passion, experience, and personality. Attend Ignite Bridgetown on Thursday, February 5th at The Empirical Theater at OMSI. The program will begin at 7:00pm.

    Seating is limited, please RSVP.

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  • Friday
    Feb 6 2015
    Coffee w/ Co-Founders X (Portland Startup Week Edition)

    Punch Bowl Social

    Portland Startup Week is happening from Feb. 2-6th. It's a week full of amazing panels, talks, and events. Coffee w/ Co-Founders X (can't believe this is the 10th one!) will bookend the week with a great informal morning get together of the area's most incredible Entrepreneurs.

    Come by, have some coffee, bring lots of business cards, and be ready to meet Portland's next big idea!

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  • Coffee w/ Co-Founders X (Portland Startup Week Edition)

    Punch Bowl Social

    Portland Startup Week is happening from Feb. 2-6th. It's a week full of amazing panels, talks, and events. Coffee w/ Co-Founders X (can't believe this is the 10th one!) will bookend the week with a great informal morning get together of the area's most incredible Entrepreneurs.

    Come by, have some coffee, bring lots of business cards, and be ready to meet Portland's next big idea!

     

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  • Ruby Co-Working
    Ruby

    Breken Kitchen

    Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week. (Please note: It is totally cool to work on non ruby languages with us too)

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  • Little Oregon Laboratory Hackathon
    through
    CrowdCompass by Cvent

    Sponsored and hosted by CrowdCompass by Cvent, you’ll have 48 uninterrupted hours to build the coolest, most effective tool you can dream up. The only rule? Keep it mobile.

    Join CrowdCompass for our annual hackathon in our brand new office! We’re pumped to be gathering Portland’s top talent together for a weekend of innovation and camaraderie. We’ll keep you satisfied with local food, coffee and beverages so you can focus on the task at hand. Cost to participate is $50.

    Space is limited; please follow the link and register in advance so we know how many pancakes to flip.

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  • Saturday
    Feb 7 2015
    Unity 5 Roadshow

    Want the scoop on what's new in Unity 5? Want to learn how to make a game using Unity 5? Or do you already have a game made with Unity and want to expand your reach by porting it to Windows & Windows Phone? Join Unity and Microsoft experts at the Unity 5 Roadshow to receive FREE hands-on help at the full day track that fits your needs. Lunch, coffee, and tea will be provided by Microsoft to keep you fueled.

    Make sure you RSVP here: https://unity5roadshowpdx0215.eventbrite.com/

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  • Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
    Ruby Rails

    Epicodus

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

    We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

    Catch up on the current status with these notes from the Calagator project wiki (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/wiki/Code-Sprint-Notes-and-Status-Reports), or check out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

  • Sunday
    Feb 8 2015
    Little Oregon Laboratory Demo Day

    Block 300

    Come and see the results of a 48 hour hackathon focused on the intersection of design and development.

    1:30 - 2:00

    Meet and greet. Come have a drink and say hello to the developers and designers who spent the weekend bringing their mobile innovations to life!

    2:00 - 3:30

    Demo time! See for yourself what gets created when mobile development and mobile design come together.

    3:30 - 4:30

    Awards! Prizes! Stuff that participants win! Meet the winners in real time!

    "Hey wait a second... I want to participate in the entire hackathon weekend!"

    "No problem - sign up for the entire hackathon at littleoregonlaboratory.com"

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