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  • Monday
    Sep 26 2016
    Delight Conference
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    Portland Art Museum: Kridel Grand Ballroom

    Delight brings together more than 400 business, design and technology professionals who are passionate about bringing exceptional experiences to life. The event fosters an intimate forum that introduces big ideas, encourages interactive discussions, and builds lasting connections. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary in 2016, we have some fun surprises and one-of-a-kind experiences in store—we can’t wait to share them with you!

    Delight Conference looks at experience design from a diversity of perspectives—from analysts to information architects, UX designers to product managers, content strategists to marketers, Delight has something for anyone dedicated to building meaningful experiences.

    Website
  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Yoga In The Park

    Fields Park

    Reflect, write, yoga.

    PDXWIT knows how hard it is to find time for yourself, so we've worked with Allison Krug (https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonappnexus) to create space and celebrate you and the changing season.

    Join us to celebrate the beginning of fall by taking time to reflect, write, let go of summer, and BREATHE.

    We’ll start with a brief personal writing exercise, practice a 45 minute yoga class, and end with writing a few encouraging words down and passing them off to someone in the group. We’ll leave rejuvenated, supported, and optimistic :) Bring your own mats.

    *Inclement weather: we will secure an indoor venue.

    Please RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-in-the-park-tickets-27269854870

    PDX Women in Tech is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541)[masked] We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School. More Directions below.

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Monday
    Sep 26 2016
    Delight Conference
    through
    Portland Art Museum: Kridel Grand Ballroom

    Delight brings together more than 400 business, design and technology professionals who are passionate about bringing exceptional experiences to life. The event fosters an intimate forum that introduces big ideas, encourages interactive discussions, and builds lasting connections. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary in 2016, we have some fun surprises and one-of-a-kind experiences in store—we can’t wait to share them with you!

    Delight Conference looks at experience design from a diversity of perspectives—from analysts to information architects, UX designers to product managers, content strategists to marketers, Delight has something for anyone dedicated to building meaningful experiences.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 27 2016
    Automacon
    through
    Portland Art Museum

    The Infrastructure as Code Conference

    Website
  • On Demand Day: FREE Blue Lemonade Delivered to You

    Tuesday September 27th, you’ll have access to on-demand blue lemonade delivered to you anywhere on Pioneer Square! All you have to do is click the “blue lemonade” button on our app, and we’ll be on our way in less than 15 minutes! We’ll be in the middle of Pioneer Square for more information!

    COST: FREE This includes: FREE blue lemonade FREE delivery Free smiles

    EASY AND SIMPLE: 1. Download our app 2. Make an appointment 3. Select blue lemonade

    Hours of Operations: 11 am to 2 pm (September 27th) Once you have completed your request we’ll send you a text to let you know we’re on our way. Yes, its that easy

    Ebernade #BLUED #BLUEDbyEbernade

    Website
  • Options for Protection & Software IP

    Perka

    Almost every entrepreneur out there wants to protect their intellectual property, but the balance of time, energy and money spent on it can be taxing. Join our Digital Health and Technology and IP Communities as they invite a team of experts and explore a variety of topics around patenting software in the current market. Hear the different options of IP protection, including insights for what has worked best for a variety of growth companies.

    Questions to be answered during this session:

    -What does the current software patent and protection landscape look like? -How do you protest your software’s IP? -How can a small startup compete with big companies with protection? -What protection is available for OEM and resale vs. software you plan to sell to end users?

    Thank you to our sponsors! Cushman & Wakefield - http://www.cushmanwakefield.com/

    Registration is located here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/options-protection-and-software-ip

    Website
  • Want more for your startup? Learn how Techstars Seattle can help you do more faster!

    CENTRL Office

    Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how to do more faster? Join Techstars Seattle, PIE, and local entrepreneurs for a night of networking and learning about Techstars' 3 month entrepreneurship bootcamp. Hear how some of Portland's own Techstars alumni got started, where they failed, and what made them successful.

    Agenda:

    6:00 pm Registration

    6:30 pm Panel

    Moderator: Chris DeVore, Managing Director, Techstars Seattle Panelists: Brad Heller, Reflect; JR Storment, Cloudability

    7:30 pm Networking

    8:00 pm Event close

    Want to meet one-on-one with Chris DeVore, Managing Director before the event? Sign up for office hours: https://tsseattlepdxofficehours.youcanbook.me/. Space is limited!

    Want to apply to Techstars Seattle? Application close October 15! Learn more at the event or the application process by contacting Jaren Schwartz at [email protected].

    RSVP for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/want-more-for-your-startup-learn-how-techstars-seattle-can-help-tickets-27075228738

    Website
  • PortLab - Journal Club - Structure of DNA

    Join us to discuss the Nobel prize winning work on the structure of DNA. We'll be diving into the Watson's and Crick's race to discover the source code of life as published in the article "A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid" Nature. 1953. Watson, J.D. & Crick, F.H.C.

    PortLab is group of like-minded yet diverse people, sharing a passion for biology and bio-tech. The Journal Club meets regularly to discuss an area of scientific interest using a peer-reviewed scientific paper as the centerpiece. A member will suggest a topic and a research article for the group to read and discuss. Each meeting begins with a summary of the chosen paper followed by lively discussion. This is an interactive event for participants to ask questions, inquire about aspects of the experimental design, comment on methods, and bring a healthy amount of skepticism to the results.

    Contact Us

    Website
  • Donut.js
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    A fun night of code and donuts!

    This month’s event will be on Tuesday, September 27th at 6pm at The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel (map). (Please note the new venue!)

    Tickets are $10 (includes a donut), and leftover proceeds go to a local non-profit.

    This month’s non-profit is ChickTech Portland, an organization that provides mentoring and workshops to Portland area girls interested in STEM fields.

    Website
  • Free Community Screening: DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you by InVision & Delight Conference.
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    PNCA Mediatheque

    Join us for an exclusive screening of the InVision-produced documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you by InVision & Delight Conference.

    DESIGN DISRUPTORS

    You're invited to join us for an exclusive screening of Design Disruptors, a full-length documentary about the future of design, produced by InVision, a Delight Conference Signature Partner. The film features design leaders and product designers from 15+ industry-toppling companies-valued at more than $1 trillion dollars combined. The film chronicles the true nature of design and the design-driven business revolutions being shaped around the world through the designers' eyes.

    Hosted by the PNCA Collaborative Design MFA program at the PNCA Mediatheque, this screening will be a chance to mingle with Delight attendees, local professionals and PNCA design MFA's.

    Starting at 6:15, with lights down at 6:45 and a talk-back immediately following. Seating is limited, so you have to register, but there will be reserved VIP seating for Delight attendees. Watch the documentary trailer now.

    Website
  • RainSec

    TBD

    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

Next two weeks

  • Monday
    Sep 26 2016
    Delight Conference
    through
    Portland Art Museum: Kridel Grand Ballroom

    Delight brings together more than 400 business, design and technology professionals who are passionate about bringing exceptional experiences to life. The event fosters an intimate forum that introduces big ideas, encourages interactive discussions, and builds lasting connections. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary in 2016, we have some fun surprises and one-of-a-kind experiences in store—we can’t wait to share them with you!

    Delight Conference looks at experience design from a diversity of perspectives—from analysts to information architects, UX designers to product managers, content strategists to marketers, Delight has something for anyone dedicated to building meaningful experiences.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 27 2016
    Automacon
    through
    Portland Art Museum

    The Infrastructure as Code Conference

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 28 2016
    1 Million Cups Portland - Speaker: Talentpair

    Join us for Talentpair

    "Talentpair combines machine learning technology with just the right amount of help from seasoned hiring experts to pair companies & talent."

    Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

    As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

    Website
  • Ruby Lunch

    Fat Head's Brewery

    Talk Ruby, eat lunch. Beginners to experts welcome!

  • Code Fellows Grads & Their Bosses - What Got Them Hired

    Back by popular demand: "Will they really hire me??"

    This is far and away the most common question we get from career-changers considering jumping feet-first into immersive training with Code Fellows.

    Come hear from hiring managers and their Code Fellows trained developers! Find out what they were looking for and why they hired these grads.

    Website
  • Creating the Future of AI: Not Just for Silicon Valley

    Forge Portland

    It is not too soon for social debate on how the economic fruits of AI-Technologies should be shared 100 Year Study~ Stanford University

    Forge Portland is proud to present the 1st in a series of conversations on the future of AI and our role in shaping how the technology will be integrated into our economic, social and political lives.

    Over the next 10 years our society will likely experience the most profound shift in the course of our history as computers and automation take over more and more of our jobs and daily tasks. While we are (probably) far from a Hollywood version of having Robot Overlords, innovations in automation, robotics and expert systems will fundamentally re-shape the nature of work and human interactions. The time to make these conversations mainstream is now.

    Join us for a panel discussion with Heath Nieddu, Senior Research Analyst of Optiv Security, Ben Berry, CEO of Airship Technology Group, and Arun Joshi, CEO of Visulon, on the scope and definition of AI, innovations in drone technology, and how companies are using the Hololens and VR in business today. Each panelist will present for 5-7 minutes and field questions from the audience. Afterward, Rob Bart, founder of Forge and moderator for the series, will lead a discussion between the audience and the panelists.

    A limited number of free tickets are available.

    When

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) - Add to Calendar 
    

    Where

    Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Ste 850, Portland, OR 97205 - View Map
    
    Website
  • Thursday
    Sep 29 2016
    Tech talk: Verified Secure Computing using Trusted Hardware

    Galois Inc

    abstract:

    Security-critical applications constantly face threats from exploits in lower computing layers such as the OS and Hypervisor, or even attacks from malicious administrators. To protect sensitive data from such privileged adversaries, there is increasing development of secure hardware primitives, such as Intel SGX. Intel SGX instructions enable user mode applications to package trusted code and data into regions that are isolated from all other software on the machine, and also provide cryptographic primitives such as remote attestation. Our research is developing a principled approach to building cloud services with end-to-end security guarantees, including only these trusted hardware primitives in our trusted computing base. In this talk, I will demonstrate how one can use compiler and verification techniques to develop formally verified SGX programs, and demonstrate applications where Map-Reduce programs running on SGX can be certified to not leak secrets.

    bio:

    Rohit Sinha is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in EECS at UC Berkeley, where he works with Prof. Sanjit Seshia. His research interests include programming languages, software verification, and security.

    Website
  • Portland SteakOut ft. Dell Hyper-Converged Solutions

    RingSide Fish House

    Join MicroAge and Dell over a steak lunch to take a look at what hyper-converged infrastructure is and why clients are moving to this easily deployable and centrally managed data center architecture. You’ll learn about positioning considerations along with the various types of hyper-converged architectures out there. Space is limited, so register early!

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

    Website
  • Pizza Party with your Creative Community
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    NedSpace Broadway

    Summer is coming to a close, so let's send it off in style- pizza style that is! Join your friends in The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of networking, indie board games, and pizza, provided by Sizzle Pie.

    We will provide the pizza and refreshments, you bring yourself and a friend! The format will be casual, with open networking and a few tables stocked with games by independent designers and members of The Creative Roundtable community.

    See you then,

    Jena & Jehn

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night
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    Pulehu Pizza

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

  • CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
  • Friday
    Sep 30 2016
    Software Development: the perks and pitfalls of working remotely

    Join us at The Tech Academy for a presentation from Senior Software Developer and Founder of the Tech Academy, Erik Gross. 

    Erik has extensive experience in all different roles of software development, from working at large or small companies, contract roles, and working completely remotely. He will share the ins and outs of working remotely versus on-location. Come learn the perks and pitfalls of a remote position, and how to get one!

    We will be serving snacks and refreshments.

    All are welcome!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • Techlandia - a comedy about startups

    The Funhouse Lounge

    Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

    Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

    The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

    More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

    Website
  • Saturday
    Oct 1 2016
    PyDX Community Python Conference
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    White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

    Join your friends in the Cascadia Python community for two days of learning and connection. Meet new people and learn about the interesting Pythonic work being done around here. Make the Pacific Northwest an even better place to be a Python programmer.

    Keynotes, fantastic speakers, and price of ticket includes a BoF dinner on Saturday.

    Tickets available through the PyDX website! And can be bought at the door.

    Check out the schedule too.

    Website
  • AlterConf

    AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer, healthier spaces for everyone.

    The conferences go beyond the limited definitions and basic discussions of diversity to create a deeper, more nuanced conversation. Each conference features a wide range of speakers delivering critical analyses of tech and gaming culture and presenting their vision for what our community can be.

    We invite you to join us as we work toward a more inclusive future.

    Website
  • Resolution Fest PDX
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    Various

    Resolution Fest is a week-long celebration of the people and communities reimagining the landscape of the tech industry. Over 8 days, we'll examine the intersections of technology, identity, culture, community service, education, social change, collaboration, creativity, and more.

    To see the collection of events in our schedule, visit http://resfestpdx.com!

    Website
  • Techlandia - a comedy about startups

    The Funhouse Lounge

    Does riding a tricycle to meetings make you seem more intelligent? It can if you work in tech.

    Join Seattle comedian Bridget Quigg for an evening of laughter as she spins her 11 years at startups into a celebration of the "quirks" of tech culture. Look forward to Quigg's signature mixture of games, stories, and music. Topics include the Agile Method, founders, recruiters, engineers, digital marketers, and outrageous snack options, like bone broth shots.

    The show sold out in Seattle and received positive acclaim from Geekwire, NPR, Broadway World, and more. Bring your friends for an evening of fun at The Funhouse Lounge.

    More info: http://www.bridgetquigg.com/techlandia-tour.html

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 3 2016
    Women Who Code Portland Networking Night @ New Relic

    New Relic

    Our October Networking Night will be hosted by New Relic and will feature several of their engineers as speakers. This event is part of Resolution Fest 2016. The always amazing Liz Abinante will be emceeing.

    Speakers

    • April Leonard

    • Caito Scherr

    • Daphne Watson

    • Erika Arnold

    • Maureen Dugan

    More info TBA.

    Program:

    5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking

    6:15-6:30 - WWCode Intro + New Relic Intro

    6:30-7:30 - Lightning Talks

    7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

    Who Should Attend?

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

    About New Relic:

    New Relic is a software analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics about millions of applications in real time. Their comprehensive SaaS-based solution provides one powerful interface for web and native mobile applications and consolidates the performance monitoring data for any chosen technology in your environment.

    Careers Page: http://newrelic.com/about/careers

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

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541)[masked] We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School. More Directions below.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Oct 4 2016
    04-Oct - First Tuesday: Lean Portland's Community Happy Hour

    Meet your Lean peers and find out what we have going on! - RSVP and join us at 5p  

    Website
  • Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students

    Epicodus

    Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can 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 more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

    Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

    Check out our FAQ.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 5 2016
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Career Development Workshop

    Planet Argon

    RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-career-development-workshop-tickets-27744161534

    Nick Luallin and Jackie Newgard from IT Motives partner with PDXWIT to present a workshop/discussion about the job market for technology professionals in Portland. The workshop will take place at Planet Argon and will begin at 5:30pm and go until 7:00pm.

    We will discuss such topics as framing your job search, resume & interview tips, common mistakes made in the job seeking process and how to effectively work with Recruiters. There will be ample time for Q&A, and we will have a drop box for topic requests and questions for subsequent events.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Website
  • CHIFOO Event: Designer Myopia

    CHIFOO presents "Designer Myopia" with Rian Van Der Merwe, Wildbit!

    The all-too-common phenomenon whereby, despite our best intentions, we sometimes design with a nearsightedness that results in websites and applications that please ourselves and impress our peers but don’t meet user and business goals.

    About the Speaker

    Rian Van Der Merwe (@RianVDM) designs and builds high quality software that people love to use, and I wrote a book about it called “Making It Right“.

    He spent seven years in Silicon Valley and then moved to Portland, OR in April 2014. He has been working as a Product Manager for Wildbit and an independent author, speaker, and product consultant with Elezea.

    Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

  • Thursday
    Oct 6 2016
    Feminist Tech Zine Pop-Up Shop hosted by The Recompiler

    Join us for an afternoon of shopping and zine-making focused on technology and inclusion! Recompiler Media and Microcosm Publishing are having a feminist zine pop-up shop on October 6 as part of Resolution Fest. We'll have copies of recent issues of The Recompiler, a selection of BubbleSort Zines, work from Microcosm, zines by Sarah Mirk, knit hats by Sticks & Strings, and loads of stickers. Bring your ideas for a zine of your own -- we'll have supplies ready to go! Please RSVP to confirm you've read our code of conduct.

    Website
  • Talk 1) Game/DEVS by Austin Haas & Talk 2) Spec/Regex by Russell Mull

    Puppet

    We'll have two talks this month.

    Making Games in Clojure(script) with the DEVS Modeling Formalism

    In this talk, Austin Haas will discuss why games are difficult to make and how DEVS, a popular simulation modeling formalism, can help. This talk may be relevant to anyone interested in game development, systems theory, actors, agents, or FRP.

    Regex derivatives: the functional pearl inside core.spec

    The new spec library in Clojure 1.9 uses an old but elegant method for recognizing sequences. We'll develop an implementation of this algorithm in Clojure.

    Bio: Russell writes Clojure at Puppet. He's into guitars and separating his functions from his data.

    Website
  • Frontend Peer Mentoring

    PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

    Website
  • Open Data on the Web Hangout

    Mathias Buus (@mafintosh) is visiting from Denmark and wants to meet cool open data and peer to peer web people from Portland. Mathias works on the Dat project which has two other team members in Portland (@denormalize, @joeahand). They all contribute to scientific reproducibility efforts and open source infrastructure for sharing data and code online.

    This is going to be a very casual, no agenda, social hangout for people interested in sharing data, open source, peer to peer, and coding for science and society!

    Contact organizer @denormalize on Twitter with logistics questions.

  • Emacs Hack Night

    Tonight, our Emacs Hangout will feature two lightning talks (one oriented to less experienced Emacsians):

    • 15 minute intro to customizing Emacs with Emacs Lisp, by Matthew Hoselton

    • 10 minute intro to using Emacs to give Presentations, by Howard Abrams

    These will be followed by a Hack Night, where we can all get together and hack on new or existing projects, or work on some of the ideas we learned about tonight. If you have a little or big project or problem you'd like to solve, bring it, and pair up with someone who may have some experience in that area.

    Hope to see you all there!

    Website
  • Portland Linux/Unix Group

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

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

    This month's topic To Be Announced

    First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

    Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

    Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 7 2016
    Affect Conf
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    Ziba Design - Auditorium

    Affect is a new 2-day event about the work and design behind social good. It's part regular conference, with speaker talks, and part volunteering sessions, in which you'll get to head to local nonprofits and help out for half a day.


    Program:

    Kai Cheng Thom (Everyday Feminism):
    Are You In or Out? Opening Social Justice Circles to Everyone

    Deep Shah:
    Healing Heathcare and Healing Yourself

    Jessica Tate (ThinkShout)
    Fighting Internet Censorship with Multi-cultural Design

    Kahlief Adams (Spawn on Me):
    Spawn4Good: A Lesson in Activist Gaming

    Alfie Padilla (Pixel Arts):
    Non-Binary Genders: A Queer and Practical Revolution

    Amelia Abreu (Abreu Consulting):
    Towards an Ethics of Care for Technology

    Justin Kemerling:
    Six Years of #NOKXL Design

    Molly McLeod (Code for America):
    Public Service Design: How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community

    Liz Susong (Catalyst Wed Co):
    When Wedding Media and Feminist Politics Meet

    De Nichols (Civic Creatives):
    Designing in Times of Social Conflict & Transition

    Nadia Gathers (CODE2040):
    Fatigue: on Burnout


    Tickets available at: https://affectconf.com/register

    Website
  • First Fridays Free Days: work and conversations

    Collective Agency

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

    Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

    Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it'll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

    There are 2 requirements for people here free: First, RSVP on Facebook, Meetup, or on our event page (before you come) with: your name, what time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for.

    Then, while you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total. And most of the time you'll be working on something.

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

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

    The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

    Membership info is: http://collectiveagency.co/membership

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  • Tech Talk with Erica Sivak of Otterly Designs

    Join us at The Tech Academy, Friday, October 7th, at 1 p.m. for a Tech Talk from Erica Sivak of Otterly Designs.

    Erica, is the Co Founder of Otterly Designs. Otterly Designs is a Portland web design and development studio. Erica will be talking about her company and her experiences as a Portland business woman in tech. It will be a great, and informative talk!

    We will be serving snacks and refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Startup Happy Hour PDX
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    Commons Brewery

    Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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  • Science Hack Day
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    XOXO Outpost

    A weekend making fun science projects.

    Science Hack Day is an event where anyone excited about making things with science comes together to see what they can prototype in 24 hours.

    The event starts Friday, October 7th at 6:30pm at XOXO Outpost in Inner NE Portland (info).

    All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome.

    You don't need a team, project, or idea to attend. Just show up and we will help you find an interesting project to work on!

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  • Commodore Computer Club

    The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. Our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

    Come to learn, come to share. It’s all for the love of anything Commodore.

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  • Saturday
    Oct 8 2016
    CAT BarCamp

    BarCamps are free unconferences where the people who show up on the day of the conference decide what the conference is about. It has been shown time and time again to produce some of the best material available. The spontaneity of the entire event stands in stark contrast to the more planned conferences you may have been to. Essentially the entire conference is a hallway track, and many people feel it’s the best quality of BarCamps!

    The CAT at PSU is an ops training organization that has secured the venue and is organizing the event. We expect many job-hungry students skilled in development, computer science, operations, and everything else to be in attendance at this event and we want to enable as many connections as possible.

    Although registration is not required please RSVP at http://goo.gl/VlNKcU so that our organizers can plan accordingly.

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  • Sunday
    Oct 9 2016
    Donut Summit: Hack Oregon Project Season Kick Off

    Falcon Building

    Donut Summit: Hack Oregon Project Season Kick-Off

    ....Pretty much your standard Sunday donuts and coffee with artists, developers, data scientists, government, and business owners casually design thinking a better Oregon.

    Oh yeah, plus all the data. NBD

    Hack Oregon opens its doors twice a year to assemble interdisciplinary focus teams of volunteers to build open-data resources on important themes in Oregon. At the Summit we'll introduce new themes for projects and assemble teams. We won't be coding this afternoon, but it's a exciting space for cross-pollination between disciplines while we take the afternoon to collaborate, plan, and constructively brainstorm. Some of you will get started hacking soon, and others we'll see later as the project cycle progresses. Everyone is welcome, and we can't wait to meet you!

    Themes

    • Housing
    • Budget
    • Transportation
    • Homelessness
    • Emergency Response

    PS: Showing up to the Summit is not a commitment to volunteer, but fair warning, after you experience this you might just step through the looking glass and disappear into the data rabbit hole :)

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