WednesdayMar 12 2014Lean Coffee
Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.
New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.
PMI Portland Agile Round Table: Distributed Agile Teams
Our topic this month is "Distributed Agile Teams." One of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto is "The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation." And, we know that distributed teams, whether around the world or across a large corporate campus, are a fact of organizational life.
What have you seen or experimented with that has worked well? What's your thorniest remote worker problem? Have you been able to move to co-located teams? What persuaded the organization to do that? Has it helped?
This month we're moving to a larger space where we can move around, work in small groups, and get those sticky notes up on the wall!
The PMI Portland Agile Round Table is held on the second Wednesday of every month during the noon hour.
The round table provides project managers, scrum masters and others engaged in agile projects an opportunity to discuss topics of interest, issues they're facing and to join in an evolving community to promote effective use of agile methods.
Bring your lunch, ideas and challenges to the table.
(Note: PMP's & PMI-ACPs can claim 1 PDU for attendance)
Four FUDs of the Cloud - Discussed, Dissected and Debunked
Cloud computing has quickly evolved from marketing terminology and buzzwords to a valuable and often vital way to conduct business and deliver services. With the rapid rate of cloud adoption and the constant change in the industry, it can be confusing to sift through all the information and get to the facts. Join us as we discuss “The Top Four FUDs of the Cloud” in a fun pub environment.
The Four FUD Topics and Presenters Are:
Differences in Service Delivery (SaaS and on Premise Solutions) -- Gabe Authier, Product Manager for Cloud Computing, Viewpoint Construction Software will discuss integrated vs. customized, the importance of renewals (B4B vs. B2B) and the focus on strategy and business outcomes.
Security and Compliance -- Adam Shnider, Managing Director, NW Coalfire Systems will discuss SSAE16, HIPPA, PCI, etc. and what customers expect from cloud vendors from a compliance support standpoint, customer requirements, and the minimum requirements everyone should have, and how not all cloud providers and services are created equal.
Financial Impacts -- Chris Wheaton, VP of Services at Jive Software will discuss services revenue models and how they differ from being subscription based vs. traditional license and maintenance. He will also discuss how to generate incremental services revenue when there is no longer a defined maintenance revenue stream.
Success Stories – Adam Lynch, Co-Founder, Hubbub Health will share success stories despite all the F.U.D!
The speakers will then host a now classic Reddit-style AMA (Ask Me Anything) session after their presentations, giving attendees a chance to ask questions and add to what’s sure to be a lively discussion.
This event will be moderated by Claire Hernandez, VP of Client Services, HealthSparq.
Who Should Attend?
•Decision makers searching to find how cloud fits with their business
•Those managing or subscribing to existing cloud based services
Event Details: When: Wednesday, March 12th Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where: Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204 Cost: $25 Members | $45 Nonmembers Register: www.techoregon.org
Event Sponsors: ASG HealthSparq
Future of Computing with futurist Steve Brown
In his fast-moving talk, Steve will discuss how Intel visions the future, and will then review three major trends in computing (big, small, and natural) and how they will and are affecting a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, entertainment, and transportation. Using strong visuals, videos, and compelling stories of the future, Steve will help the audience gain a solid understanding of where computing is going, and the opportunities and threats it will offer their businesses in the coming decade.
Nerd Nite Vancouver #2 – Dark Wings: The Nightlife of Bats and Birds
Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet soundly academic vibe. We aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square.
When: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm
Cost: $8.00* suggested cover at the door
This Nerd Nite will feature two talks:
Owls and Other Night Birds Owls are the first type of birds that come to mind when we think of feathered night fliers, but many other species of birds are also active after dark. Jonathan Plissner, PhD, is a senior scientist with ABR, Inc. Environmental Research and Services and has been studying bird populations and behaviors for 30 years. His presentation will focus on nocturnal activities and adaptations of various groups of birds, as well as the risks these birds face in navigating landscapes altered by human beings.
The Biology, Behavior & Benefits of Bats Bats are essential to the health of our natural world. They help control pests and are vital pollinators and seed-dispersers for countless plants. Yet these wonderfully diverse and beneficial creatures are among the least studied and most misunderstood of animals. Cris Hein, PhD, is a biologist with Bat Conservation International and has been studying bat behavior and ecology for 14 years. Cris will discuss the amazing adaptations of these nocturnal animals and their importance to humans and the environment.
*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.
PDX Mobile Workgroup Online Android Class
We are meeting for the next to last week of the 8 week online Android class:
For more details about this week's meeting, visit our Google Group.
And look for this week's posting...
NOTE: This is not our usual location!
1945 NW Quimby St Portland, OR (503) 517-4352
ThursdayMar 13 2014About Stock
Early on, team compensation is likely to be in the form of ownership in the company. It's important to understand how that works. This seminar tackles these common questions: What is common versus preferred stock? How do you decide how much stock goes to each team member? What happens if a team member doesn't work out? How is founder ownership diluted when the company takes on investors? How do you minimize dilution? Can founders retain control? How do investors determine you company's value?
Included Tools: Stock (Capitalization) Spreadsheet for forecasting value and dilution.
This seminar is part of the OTBC Get Started series.
Thursday, Mar 13, 7:30am-8:30am Cost:$15
Interface Portland Security Conference
It’s critical to stay current with the technology that runs your organization and secures your operational infrastructure. INTERFACE addresses these IT issues through informative, non-sales oriented, educational seminars customized to the specific needs of the local business community. Using case studies and best practice examples, these exhibitor-presented sessions offer you the solutions needed to address your technology challenges and achieve your organizational goals.
High Performance Computing Pub Talk
Extend your INTERFACE learning experience with an informal presentation about High Performance Computing and FlashArray technology.
EasyStreet and Pure Storage have designed a Proof of Concept program to provide a hands-on experience with our HPC platform.
Ignite TAO! v5
1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?
What is Ignite? Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite focused on all things tech.
Submit to Present Some of the most thought-provoking, insightful and fun presentations are from people who just want to share an idea. If you are one of those people who is constantly coming up with tech-savvy solutions and have an idea you want to share with the world - this is your chance. Submit your idea to our Reviewing Committee.
Requirements to Present 1. No Sales
Possible Ignite TAO Topics All Ignite TAO! proposals should fall into at least one of these technology categories: products - show and tell something cool you've invented or found (no sales pitches!) projects - what are you working on? methodology - challenge us, inspire us, show us! concepts - share your burning "what-if" ideas tools/DIY - what's out there, what should people be using, what do YOU use?
Docker Portland Meetup #3 at New Relic
Join us for the next Docker Portland Meetup. This event will be hosted at New Relic, Portland. Adron Hall will be presenting what Docker is good for, where to use it and what else it might be an excellent fit for. Jesse Dearing will present a lightning talk about drone.io.
6:00 to 6:30: Docker basics: What, Why?
6:30 to 7:30: Docker Demo
7:30 to 8:00: Q&A and lightning talks (drone.io, ..)*
Joomla!PDX meets at Free Geek monthly to discuss different aspects of the the Joomla! CMS. We are always welcome to experienced programmers, novices, and beginners alike. Even if you're just curious about Joomla! come join us and see what managing web content is all about.
RolodexPDX Turns One: Celebrate Entrepreneurial Networking
RolodexPDX’s next event will feature speakers Shashi Jain, Jeff Martens and Special Guest Speaker Marco Salazar de Leon.
Shashi and Jeff, with their years of experience with entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial ventures, will share inside stories, advice about cautionary tales aimed at empowering, educating and inspiring attendees.
Marco, who is flying all the way up from San Diego to celebrate with us, is an expert in community management and online engagement. He will share tips, key concepts and implementable take-aways about leveraging your existing network and how to build an essential team and tribe around you and your projects.
Plus, it’s a birthday celebration… so there will be cake!
The overall formula is simple: Three short and engaging talks giving by speakers who share their wisdom with the crowd of entrepreneurs, makers, techies, business folks, investors, coaches, and go-getters. After that, the group splits into smaller circles for a quick master mind session geared at authentic connection. Then the crowd rejoins for munching on food and great networking that is actually effective and fun.
Portland Perl Mongers - Light Table and Perl
Rafael will be doing a demo and some live coding using Light Table -- an IDE that, among other features, offers live evaluation of code -- along with a plugin for Light Table that enables live evaluation of Perl code.
We'll follow up and close out with some open floor discussion time.
As always, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub.
PDX Big Data Discussion Group
"No talks. One paper per month, no obligation to read it."
This month's paper is Image Mining of Historical Manuscripts to Establish Provenance by Hu et al. 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.
Next two weeks
FridayMar 14 2014MaptimePDX Friday Morning Meetup–
Come hangout, drink coffee, and chat with other geonerds. Just look for the mappy people. This week, we're at Coava Roasting on SE Grand Ave.
MaptimePDX is the Portland, OR offshoot of MaptimeSF, a weekly meetup of mappers in San Francisco hacking on maps and doing mappy things. In the same tradition, we're aiming to provide meetups for hacking on map projects of all sorts. There's no board or leadership - just some people who are enthusiastic about maps and sharing knowledge. We'll post upcoming events here and summaries of things we learn along the way. Join us!
Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. We'll be at Heart Cofee at 537 SW 12th... come join!
If you'd like me to email you about each weekly co-working session, you can email me (Mike LaPeter) at my first initial + last name at gmail.
Code + Cocktails
Sick of the standard pizza and beer circuit? Try out Code + Cocktails in the Pearl. All languages and skill levels are welcome. Come by to work on your favorite project, or come to meet fellow geeks in PDX. Most importantly enjoy a fine cocktail + killer food.
Location: https://foursquare.com/v/tilt/5220b69811d2faed4a8b484e It has plenty of outlets and outstanding wifi. If you can't drink, do not worry they serve ristretto roasters coffee.
If you have questions hit up: @chrishough | @kathrynhough
SaturdayMar 15 2014Play Matters - ElbowFish Launch Party
Elbowfish: A Portland Games Studio Invites You To Our Launch Party
Saturday, March 15, 7:00pm - 10:00pm+ Guardian Games, 345 SE Taylor St, Portland Open to the public • All ages • Children welcome
CELEBRATE the retail release of Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game (Really!)
PLAY the game critics call “The perfect recipe for a fun-filled, nerdy evening" PLAYTEST our new games in development ENJOY Music, Dancing, Food and Fun
MEET our talented designers & artists: Game Designer: Leana Galiel Game Artists: Thomas Conrad Rigby, Noah Patrick Pfarr & Liz Lundblade Producer: David Galiel • And Scott Isler, creator of Antimatter Matters
MUSIC by: Olivia & René
Parzival - Special Guest from Seattle
And, closing out the night: DJ Mr. Moo!
Special Thanks to Angel May & the wonderful folks at Guardian Games
Got questions? We've got answers! What is Playtesting? Playing a prototype of a new game, to help the designers improve it. Is this really all ages? Can I really bring my 8 year old? Yes, really! We encourage attendees to bring their children! What if I'm not a geek or into science? Will I still have fun? Antimatter Matters is an easy game to learn, thecombines elements of chance and strategy, it can be played in competitive, team-based or cooperative modes, and it requires exactly zero prior knowledge of quantum physics.
For more info contact: David.Galiel@Elbowfish.com
MondayMar 17 2014Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
Join us for an evening of Python!
Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.
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.
Our event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programing, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.
Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Share
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (will be linked above)
Introducing TA3M Drink and Draw! We are planning a fun hands-on meetup. You will get to work with a team to discuss privacy, security, anti-surveillance, and anti-censorship topics and communicate your ideas through doodling! Each discussion group will work together to create a hand-drawn poster related to TA3M topics. This is a time to network with other individuals interested in these topics, and provides a fun way to express your ideas and concerns. We will do our very best to make sure beverages of all sorts (alcoholic and not) are available to get those creative juices flowing.
After the Drink and Draw session, we invite attendees to join us for social time at a nearby bar/restaurant.
Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add you to the agenda.
What is it?
This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.
Who should come?
Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.
The Privly Foundation organizes the event. Galois is generously providing space for the event.
Code of Conduct
Please review our code of conduct before attending the event to ensure a safe and welcoming time for all.
If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Please join us on February 24th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!
- Graphite demo with William Van Hevelingen
- Managing ZFS via ReST with Spencer Krum.
This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!
ABOUT THE GROUP: 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. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops
TuesdayMar 18 2014LinkedIn Live - Portland
Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been going strong for years, small business success demands effort on many fronts: building brand awareness, making sales, attracting talent, fundraising, and business development to name a few. So, how do you drive all these priorities effectively—with limited time and resources? And how can the LinkedIn platform help?
To find out, join LinkedIn and the Technology Association of Oregon on Tuesday, March 18th, for “LinkedIn Live in Portland”, where you’ll hear from local LinkedIn experts on how they’re flexing the world’s largest professional network to achieve their business goals.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone looking to grow their business on LinkedIn - individual entrepreneurs, small-business owners, CXOs, VPs, and Directors - will benefit from this highly interactive half-day event!
This event will cover a range of core functional areas in which small business professionals are using LinkedIn.
KEYNOTE: Insights on the Portland LinkedIn network. Hear LinkedIn representatives share insights on the area's LinkedIn presence, and how local members and companies are using the platform to create value.
LINKEDIN NETWORKING: Not like your typical networking session, LinkedIn leverages your regional network to create a structured and purposeful networking environment with like-minded professionals.
EXPERT STORIES: In these fast-paced, 10-minute presentations, local LinkedIn experts provide real-life examples of their personal success using LinkedIn to help drive their small business forward. Expect stories packed with proven tactics, and opportunities to dig into the details with follow up Q&A.
Marketing. Hear how building a brand presence on LinkedIn enables you to attract new talent, partners, and customers. • Kent Lewis, President & Founder of Anvil Media • Hunter Marshall, Brand Strategy Director, Liquid Agency
Sales/Business Development. Sales and partnerships come easier when you’re talking to the right people. Find out how professionals are finding them on LinkedIn. • Dan Scroggin, Vice President Business Development, Montgomery & Graham, Inc. • Heidi Kayser, Managing Director Business Development at ADi - Animation Dynamics, Inc.
Personal branding. Learn how to leverage your personal brand on LinkedIn to attract business, make the right connections, and build relationships that unlock breakout opportunities for your company. • Pinky Gonzales, Founder of Upriver Solutions, Partner at Soleia Company
Hiring. See how LinkedIn can help you find the right hire, quickly and easily. • TBD
PANEL: Cracking the small business code. Driving ongoing success in your business is no simple task. At the core, it’s all about building relationships to move your business forward—decision makers, hires, and new customers to name a few. This panel of local business leaders will share how they’ve tapped into the LinkedIn network to find those key individuals and take their businesses to new heights. • Dan Gaul, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Trends • Richard Lazar, President, Readiness Systems LLC
DETAILS: When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Oregon Zoo, Vista Ballroom, Portland, OR Cost: $20 Members and Nonmembers Register: All attendees must read and agree to the Publicity Agreement on the event website, http://www.techoregon.org/event?eventid=10649463833
AGENDA: 8:00AM - Doors Open & Breakfast 8:30AM - Introduction 8:40AM - Keynote: Insights on the Portland LinkedIn network 9:10AM - LinkedIn networking 9:45AM - LinkedIn expert stories (4) 10:45AM - Break 10:50AM - LinkedIn expert stories (2) 11:20AM - Break 11:30AM - Panel: Cracking the small business code
Portland Java User Group (PJUG)
Clojure: your new favorite programming language
Clojure is a fascinating new(er) programming language, created by Rich Hickey, that combines the ubiquity and performance of Java with the power and expressiveness of Lisp. Clojure excels at interesting problems, especially those involving concurrency, but can also freely interoperate with standard Java. Clojure developers quickly become passionate about this odd little hybrid: it's easy to learn, yet deeply powerful, and is at the heart of a vibrant and exciting eco-system of tools and libraries.
Howard Lewis Ship
Howard is a long-time Java developer with a recovering case of framework-itis, as evidenced by the Apache Tapestry web framework; he's been following Clojure for several years, and has been doing full time Clojure coding for the last eight months. He's a fan of both expressiveness in code and runtime efficiency, so Clojure is a natural fit.
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference!
First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU
Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek
Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek
PLUG will celebrate 20 years of delivering conference-quality Linux, Unix and technology speakers this year! Most speakers are announced about two weeks in advance but some are last minute. Watch Calagator and the PLUG mailing lists for the latest news.
Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting
See you there!
Portland Bitcoin Group
Madison's Grill is the first bitcoin friendly pub/restaurant in Portland. Come talk with experts, learn about bitcoin, view a transaction, and buy a beer or dinner with bitcoin!
Portland Bitcoin Group will be meeting here on the first and third Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. We hope that this can become a venue for bitcoin enthusiasts to meet and trade bitcoins and experiences.
These are exciting times for Bitcoin. Come be a part of the new way to think about money!
WednesdayMar 19 2014State of the State with Treasurer Wheeler
Please join TAO's Finance Forum for an informative presentation and Q&A session with Treasurer Ted Wheeler.
Discussion Topics will Include: •Building Oregon’s economic future through business capital, new infrastructure and targeted investments •Oregon Opportunity Initiative and building the workforce of tomorrow •Legislative update 2014
About Treasurer Wheeler Since being appointed and then elected in 2010, he directed efforts to implement money-saving technologies, strengthened access to data, authorized fraud lawsuits against firms that misled investors, earned an upgrade in Oregon’s credit rating, and revamped the Oregon 529 College Savings Network with lower costs and more options for families.
The Treasurer oversees more than $70 billion in public assets including the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, affecting more than 300,000 public employees including teachers and public safety workers. The office also administers the state’s public debt sales and central banking for government agencies.
Details: When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM Where: Eastside Exchange Building, 123 NE 3rd Ave., Portland, OR 97232 Cost: $25 Members | $45 Nonmembers Register: http://www.techoregon.org/event?eventid=10073093895
RefreshPDX - Content FTW: Rallying an Army of Internal Content Contributors
As content marketing becomes a core component of a brand’s digital presence, from creating awareness to nurturing a community, marketers and content strategists working with internal teams are faced with a tricky question: Where should the content come from? Once your journeys have been mapped and personas outlined, how do you kick-start a relevant and honest editorial plan?
In this refreshing look at content strategy, Katie will share her story and tips for rallying a cross-functional team and process to inform a made-to-fit content strategy. You’ll see some tools and templates to borrow for building your own “Team Content” to feed the content pipeline.
Our Presenter, Katie Del Angel
Katie is a marketing specialist at ISITE Design, a digital agency that helps organizations create exceptional experiences. Katie is responsible for content marketing and social media within the agency. She oversees ISITE's mini B2B content empire of six in-house blogs, and a growing army of internal contributors. She also manages the agency website content and organizes ISITE's annual experience design event in Portland, Oregon, Delight Conference.
A recent addition to the Portland office by way of Boston, Katie is still a Chicagoan at heart and thoroughly enjoys a good Chicago-style hot dog whenever she can.
Follow Katie on Twitter.
Erlang and Elixir Meetup
Come join local Portland Erlangers!
What people want to know:
• How do I package up my Erlang application to distribute it to other people? • What's the best way to debug Erlang? • What other things should I know to comfortably develop in Erlang? Join us to learn about these topics and share what you know.
Also I will be freshly returned from the biggest Erlang event in the US - Erlang Factory San Francisco: http://www.erlang-factory.com/conference/show/conference-6/home/
I'll bring back something good for the home team.
We're working on a convenient and quiet venue. When that's secured I'll update the meetup.
Hope to see you there!
Agile PDX Evening: Teaching Kids Programming with Agile Techniques
In this workshop, attendees will experience our Intentional Method of introducing children (ages 10+) to programming (in java) using recipes . We use Agile techniques such as pair programming, randoris, short iterations, re-factoring & test-driven development in teaching. Pair instructors model Agile practices while teaching. Learn how to teach technical processes using Agile techniques. Although we’ve mostly used our method with children, we have also successfully taught adults using similar methodologies.
Note: There will be hands-on sections of this presentation. While not everyone will need a laptop, please bring one if you can, and set it up with the courseware & eclipse from our github account
short link: http://lfal.co/tkpjava
About the speakers...
Llewellyn Falco learned to jump horses in the 7th grade while living in France. Back in states, while studying drafting in high school, he started fire eating, sleight of hand magic, and once rode a unicycle 6 miles. After learning to juggle torches, he joined a acrobatics group in college where he specialized on the trampoline and walking a slack rope. He can calculate the cube root of any perfect cube under 1,000,000 in his head, as well as pick a standard lock. He can rollerblade down a flight of stairs, backwards. Later, he has learned to play the doumbek (a type of drum), to accompaniment a belly dancing girlfriend. Llewellyn studied Tai Chi for 2 years, can throw a knife at 20 feet, and a playing card at 50. He has taught swing dancing, and loves to salsa. He is also an accomplished speed chess player. In the last year, he has been scuba diving over 20 times, become a guitar hero, and broke his personal record of paddle balling over 200 times. Llewellyn attributes his success to the large amount of caffeine he has consumed, and enjoys computer programming in his spare time.
Lynn Langit - Big Data Architect and Educator. Former FTE at MSFT (4 years). Awards – SQL Server MVP, Google Cloud Developer Expert, MongoDB Master. Lynn has done production work with SQL Server, MongoDB, AWS and Google databases and more. Lynn has over 150 BigData screencasts on her YouTube channel (SoCalDevGal). In addition to her work with Big Data, she is also the co-founder of a non-profit, ‘Teaching Kids Programming.’
Freelancers Happy Hour
Kick back with craft beer at a special happy hour just for freelancers, hosted by the Freelancers Union (www.freelancersunion.org). Whether you're a designer or developer, marketer or magician, meet other self-employed Portlanders who all bring a unique perspective to your shared goals and challenges.
We're providing one free drink ticket. A cash bar and tasty dinner menu (with vegan options) are also available.
RSVP at the website listed!
ThursdayMar 20 2014Open Source Security ISSA Portland Symposium
Join ISSA for a special half-day symposium on the topic of Open Source Security. This will be the second symposium format event sponsored by ISSA this year (following up on the very successful Incident Response symposium held in October).
When: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - Doors open at 8:30AM. The event will end at 1:30PM. Lunch will be provided.
Agenda: 8:30 - Doors open and networking 9:00 - 10:30 - Eyes Wide Open: Open Source Network Security Monitoring with Bro and Time Machine 10:40 - 11:30 - Using Open Source Tools to Accomplish SANS Top 20 11:40 - 12:30 - The Open Nature of Security Intelligence 12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch and networking opportunity
Thank you to our colleagues at Nike for hosting this symposium on the west side. The event will be held at the ED1 Air Max 360 Building; The address is 15475 SW Koll Parkway. Note that this is not the “main” Nike campus, but is nearby. There is plenty of parking, and the ISSA event will be held on the first floor. We will have a check-in desk visible for visitors.
Presentations: This symposium will feature several intriguing and educational presentations by experts in the area of Open Source Security. Speakers will explore specific skills that security practitioners can take away in terms of using open source tools to achieve security, as well as provide an overview of where open source tools fit in with the commercial products in the marketplace.
See EventBrite page for full presentation descriptions
The symposium is subsidized by chapter memberships and sponsors. A nominal fee of $10 (member) / $15 (non-member) / $20 (at-the-door) will be charged.
CPEs: The chapter maintains proof of attendance for members but it is the members responsibility to ensure that these CPE's are credited to their respective accounts. This symposium will offer between 3-4 CPE hours.
HiMSS Oregon - Lunch and Learn "BYOD/Mobility - Best Practices within Health Delivery Systems"
With the explosive growth of Smart Phones, Tablets and other mobile devices, Healthcare Delivery Systems (HDS) have to offer accessibility to both patients and practitioners. Mobility and support of a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) environment have become increasingly necessary as we move into the digital industrial economy. Gartner predicts that Digital incompetence will cause a quarter (25 percent) of businesses to lose their market position by 2017. In the hyper-competitive HDS landscape, Hospitals have to offer more flexibility for access to both their external and internal customers to remain relevant and avoid losing market share.
This interactive panel discussion will focus on the challenges that Healthcare Delivery Systems face with these changes. This will include topics ranging from security issues, demands on the network, patient privacy, potential breach of data, and increased financial risk. The panel will discuss best practices within the clinical environment and the infrastructure required to serve the needs of the users, as well as protect the patient information.
Distinguished Panelists Include:
NAME: Michael Boyd TITLE: Chief Information Security Officer, Providence Health & Services
Mike Boyd’s background includes security engineering and risk management work in the fields of media and entertainment, insurance and financial services, higher education and more than a decade working in healthcare information security and risk management.
Mike has been with Providence Health & Services for more than six years and currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer. Providence is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare system that includes 32 hospitals, more than 350 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and many other health and educational services. Providence employs more than 64,000 people across five states – Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Mike’s responsibilities include oversight of information security risk assessment, security incident management, and integration of security risk management within Providence’s environment including information technology, supply chain, revenue cycle, human resources and healthcare operations. Previously Mike served as the Information Security Officer for Oregon Health & Science University and oversaw the security engineering team at Pacific Life Insurance. Mike is also the past president of the Portland chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps.
Mike holds is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
NAME: Paul Aneja TITLE: IT Architect, Salem Health
Currently working at Salem Health, prior architect experience at several Northwest companies including Intel, Xerox, and Oregon Health Authority. Passionate about planning and improving the maturity of technology platforms, applications, and solutions. Develop roadmaps for various technology domains to advance new technologies. Education includes a Health IT Informatics graduate certificate degree from OHSU and Masters in Computer Science from Old Dominion University.
NAME: Brad Reardon TITLE: Lead Wireless Technical Consultant,
Focus: Mobile Communications strategy and engineering
Brad started out working on his family's home network in high school. After a short stint as a student technical support representative at Berry College, he joined the Marine Corps. While stationed in Hawaii, he worked as a Tactical Data Network Technician overseeing a helpdesk and three networks spanning the Pacific. Once leaving the Marine Corps, Brad went to work leading call center teams for Dell Computers in Phoenix, Arizona. After the opportunity to play professional paintball brought him to the Pacific North West, he worked at Holiday Retirement and Symantec before landing a position working on VoWiFi for Salem Hospital. In 2009, he left Salem Hospital to begin working for Kaiser Permanente.
Startup 411: How to Start
This overview workshop presented by OTBC and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network is an overview of how to start, common mistakes to avoid, and an introduction to startup funding. Included Tools: Startup Checklist; Oregon Entrepreneur Resources Directory.
YESpdx | Portland Entrepreneurs Night Out
Join YESpdx for our most popular event: Mix & Mingle | Portland Entrepreneurs Night Out. Last time we packed the house, so this time we're getting a larger venue. Join us on March 20th at the Doug Fir and meet fellow entrepreneurs, startup founders and potential collaborators, friends or investors. You never know who you're going to meet at these things, but you're guaranteed to have a good time! RSVP today and PUT IT ON YOUR DAMN CALENDAR because this thing is going to sell out. Sponsors include Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and NedSpace. Free. Ages 21+
YESpdx is a social club for young entrepreneurs in Portland. Our mission is to bring young entrepreneurs and innovators together and to foster collaboration, community and growth.
[Rose City SPIN] Pushing Practice to Proficiency presented by Matt Plavcan
Join us for the March Rose City SPIN:
Pushing Practice to Proficiency
Presented by Matt Plavcan, Intel
Dates/Times: Thursday, March 20th, 2014: Networking @ 5:30-6:30 PM; Seminar 6:30-7:30 PM
Location: OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center), 8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C, Beaverton, Oregon, 97008, 2nd floor
The market environment today is challenging: Teams need to deliver working, high-quality code in an increasingly short time frame. We hear echoes of this in leadership’s implorations to “go faster”. To succeed, engineering teams need the flexibility to alter our course multiple times during product development. The practices to accomplish this are well-established, yet teams continually encounter difficulty changing their behavior. Matt will discuss the challenges a team faces in adopting new techniques, and an approach for achieving sustained excellence.
Matt Plavcan is a Technical Practices Coach with the Intel Emergent Systems and Coaching team. He has worked at Intel for sixteen years, and has been writing code for three decades. His previous jobs include hardware validation for the Pentium 4 and Core microprocessors, and teaching Intel architecture at the University of Illinois. Matt is the founder of the Code Dojo and Retreat program at Intel, which uses dedicated practice to hone professional programming skills.
How to Register
This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Rose City SPIN. But you can help us plan food and drinks by registering at: http://march2014spin.eventbrite.com
A Special Treat from PNSQC
Plan on coming early! In collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) the SPIN meeting will have pizza and pop provided by PNSQC beginning at 5:30 pm.
PNSQC is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a group of volunteers interested in Software Quality. The Mission of the PNSQC is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. As a non-profit, it seeks to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community.
Thanks also to OTBC
We want to thank OTBC (http://www.otbc.org/) for providing the space for this talk
Rose City SPIN
The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.
Joyent and PDXNode present: NODE.JS ON THE ROAD
Please register for this special event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nodejs-on-the-road-portland-tickets-10630635517
This month PDXNode will be hosting a special presentation night with a visit from our Joyent friends from the south:
"The profile of users developing and deploying Node.js in production is always changing. As new people come to Node, or as the needs of veterans change, it's important for that information to find its way back to the project. Similarly, it's important for those who are deploying Node in production to bring their wisdom to those just starting out. To that end, Joyent is sponsoring Node.js on the Road, a roadshow aimed at keeping the community connected with the project and production users of Node.
We'll be bringing speakers from large and small companies alike to share how they're using Node in production. To talk about the where's, why's, and how's of Node fitting and scaling to their companies' needs. Also, they'll be discussing the ways they coordinate with the Node project and the broader community.
But this isn't a one way road, we want to hear from you too. We want to know about your uses of Node, where Node is being successful for you, and where your pain points are. The Node project is nothing without this feedback, it's vital to make sure Node is heading in the direction its users need.
It's going to be a fun trip. I can't wait to share with you all the exciting things going on with Node, and to get more people involved.
See you soon!"
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Open House at Nemo Design
This year AIGA celebrates one hundred years of excellence in design. Help kick off the Centennial with a champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert at our annual Open House. We'll be gathering at Nemo Design Studio, together with Portland's best designers and design advocates, to discuss the upcoming celebrations - nationwide and in our hometown - and to share in a conversation on the future of design.
Join us for some happy hour mingling, then listen to exciting plans for the upcoming year. The rest of the night, you’ll have the chance to chat one-on-one with board members, pick the brains of volunteers, and find out more about AIGA's role in the Portland community.
TiE Panel: Building Your Dream Team, Crafting Your Culture
Startup Culture is about building the right team, with the right mix of people.
What kind of company do you want to be? How do you grow your team beyond your founder core? How can you craft the culture for your startup? When is the right time to start thinking about these things?
Join us to hear the stories, insights and experiences of our panelists:
- Samad Wahedi, CEO and Founder of SnapFlow,
- Ben Kaufman, COO of Little Bird and
- Mat Ellis, CEO and Founder of Cloudability.
The discussion will be moderated by Ajay Malhotra, VP of CBRE, and TiE Charter Member.
This panel event promises lively discussion, plenty of time for questions, and a unique opportunity to get perspectives from some very exciting companies of different sizes and maturity - not to mention great networking.
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Streamlining Your Day-to-Day Freelance Life
In the latest event in national non-profit the Freelancers Union's (www.freelancersunion.org) Freelance 360 professional workshop series, freelance expert Allie Rice will lead attendees through the ins and outs of building a healthy, well-organized business that frees you up to pursue your passions – instead of tying you down.
Learn more and RSVP at the link!
PDX Speech and Language Processing Happy Hour
Rescheduled! PDX Speech and Language Processing Happy Hour is an informal gathering of individuals working in computational linguistics, speech, and natural language processing in the Portland metro area. No talks, just socializing, but shop talk encouraged. Some folks will be around 7-10, so drop in as your schedule permits. At Orenco Taphouse.
At the next MaptimeStJohns 3/20, we will each bring a compiled leaflet map we have made with our own data using some of the tools available in the forementioned pluggins. In addition we will go through some live custom examples using humangeo's dvf pluggin, we will use postgis and output geojson, geocsv and topojson to add to our leaflet maps, and also discuss some temporal mapping tools.
Bring your laptop with leaflet installed and a webserver available. Have a server scripting language such as php or python and postgressql/postgis installed. If you don't have a laptop, come anyway and you will be able to see these tools in action, as well as receive any materials handed out at the meetup. Bring a flash drive so you can take a copy of the data home.
LET'S GET TOGETHER AND MAP AT APTIMESTJOHNS! Enjoy map hacking, socializing and coffee :))))) March 20, 2014 at Anna Bannana's St. Johns (8716 N. Lombard, Portland, OR) in the back room from 7:30 to 9pm.
SaturdayMar 22 2014PDX Code Retreat - Spring 2014
Portland warms up, flowers start to appear: Cues that the Spring Code Retreat is on its way! It will be a day of fun, programming, learning, teaching, and getting to know other programmers who are passionate about their craft. Show up with your laptop and favorite development tools to participate, everything else is provided.
Please note the location change to ACME Consulting, in the Park Blocks.
What is a Code Retreat? It's a great place to practice your software skills and push your limits. If you haven't heard of code retreat before, you might want to take a look at the Coderetreat.org website for a complete explanation of what to expect.
Creating content, managing workflow using digital audio workstation tools such as nanostudio. Designing content using arrangement charts.
Afternoon seminar on the topic of digital audio content creation. Introduction and overview to using digital audio workstation tools such as nanostudio to create/edit/produce audio/visual content. Discussion of using methods such as arrangement charts to design stronger, more powerful content.
Joint event put on by IEEE Oregon chapter of CSS/IMS society & Experimental Electronica / Future Music meetup. http://www.meetup.com/experimental-electronica-future-music/events/165048272/
SundayMar 23 2014Women Who Hack–
This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!
Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!
What you should bring:
- Your laptop or other equipment
- the space, including lots of seating and tables
- some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.
Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.
We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.
Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.
All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.
Questions? Get in touch: email@example.com.
Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.
MondayMar 24 2014Rentrak Hackathon
The Rentrak Hackathon is a gathering of laptops and laughter. Classically, we all sit in a square and type words onto a keyboard that then get turned into a "computerized program". It's a good chance to work on your personal projects, learn what your peers are up to (computer-wise), figure out what the best programming language is, and/or say the words "I don't have anything to work on" or "I forgot my laptop". This event is very informal, and there is no specific project we'll be focusing our efforts on.
Food and refreshments are served. RSVPing to firstname.lastname@example.org is appreciated, but not required.
Come check out Rentrak's new downtown office. Everyone is welcome to join us!
TuesdayMar 25 2014PDX Women in IT Happy Hour Networking Event
We are so excited for Puppet Labs to host us again! Join us for awesome people, food and drinks. See you soon!
PDX Women in Information Technology 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!
IxDA Portland: Interaction Conference Redux
Did you miss last month’s Interaction’14 conference in Amsterdam? Yes? Well read on…
We’ve watched all 35 hours of video from Interaction’14 and picked out the best of the best to share with you at this year’s IxDA PDX conference redux. Yes, that’s right, this year, we’re having a movie night!
Doors open at 6:00 for drinks, food and conversation.
Movie time starts at 6:45 sharp.
As in previous years, we are being generously hosted by Ziba Design, which means you’ll have a great view of the proceedings.
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting–
**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.