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  • Monday
    Apr 24 2017
    BrickStorming LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.

    BridgePort Brew Pub

    What's more fun than LEGO bricks? How about using LEGO bricks at a Portland BrewPub amongst other Portland business leaders, innovators and problem-solvers?

    Come network and learn about and experience LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.

    LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique for use by businesses, non-profit organizations and boards, basically any team that needs a new way to overcome challenges. The vehicle is the specially selected bricks and the guided conversations that create free and honest idea exchange.

    Dive into the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® technique with Association of Master Trainers Certified Facilitator, Kristen Klassen, Ph.D. The evening will include insight into the LSP theory and a hands-on LSP experience, as well as the opportunity to network with Dr. Klassen, LSP facilitators and other Portland-area professionals who want to build their teams and businesses through a unique process that encourages people to "think through their fingers".

    $65.00 includes a drink, networking and expanding your thinking with LEGO bricks!

    Website
  • PDXWIT Presents a Book Talk - Daring Greatly & Being Wrong

    ThinkShout

    RSVP on Eventbrite

    Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. In Daring Greatly, based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

    Similarly, in Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. In this view, error is both a given and a gift – one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and, most profoundly, ourselves.

    Daring Greatly and Being Wrong were made for each other. Join Deeple Patel and Melody Dawn for a discussion and exploration of these two powerful books and their endless takeaways. Most of us avoid the topics of being wrong and vulnerable, but these two authors have laid out the undeniable reasons for why it is so beneficial for us to push past this fear and discomfort. Whether you read one, both or some portion of these books, you are welcome in the conversation.

    Come ready to share your unique perspective and learn from others’ experiences.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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

    PDX Code Guild

    We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome.

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

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

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

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

    Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

    Website
  • Docker Portland, OR - DockerCon News and Windows Containers at NewRelic

    New Relic

    Didn't travel to Austin to attend Dockercon 17? No worries, just stop by the April Docker Meetup and Mike Coleman from Docker will catch you up to the latest DockerCon news. Steve Lasker from Microsoft will present the lift and shift of .NET FX apps into Windows containers, and modernizing with .NET Core on nano server with Visual Studio.

    Agenda:

    6:00 - Welcome, networking, and food

    6:30 - Mike Coleman - "DockerCon Recap"

    Mike is responsible for creating technical content to help customers come up to speed on Docker and its related components. Prior to joining Docker this summer he spent about 15 months at Puppet Labs working in product management. And, before all that he spent time at VMware, Microsoft, Intel, and HP in both product management / marketing as well as IT engineering. Outside of work Mike enjoys riding his motorcycles around Oregon's backroads, spending time with his wife and kids, and supporting the Portland Timbers (that's a soccer team). You can find him on Twitter as @mikegcoleman.

    7:45 - Steve Lasker - "Lift & Shift .NET FX apps into Windows Containers, Modernize with .NET Core, all within Visual Studio"

    Abstract: Visual Studio 2017 supports migrating .NET FX apps into Windows Containers enabling developers, and ops, to migrate those existing and heritage apps into modern workflows and deployments. We’ll also demo the .NET Core with Windows Server Nano tooling that will be soon released. With Visual Studio 2017, developers can now use the tools their used to, while staying true to the docker experience. Come see how you can develop and debug your apps in Windows Containers and share your experience with the Azure Developer Experience team.


    Presented by: Steve Lasker
    Microsoft Program Manager
    Azure Developer Experiences

    8:30 - Wrap up and networking

    Special thanks to New Relic for providing the space and food

    Website

Tomorrow

  • Tuesday
    Apr 25 2017
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event

    Squarespace

    Please RSVP on Eventbrite

    Join us for happy hour at Squarespace! Since we are solidly into spring, many of us are thinking of ways to clean our lives and re-emerge from the rain with new energy. At this event, the theme will be “Empowering you” and the conversation starter will be “What one person or thing has helped you feel more empowered lately?”

    While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 with the goal of sharing important announcements and showcasing women in our community who are doing great things.

    Introduction to Squarespace; be sure to sign up for an information interview during the event using this form.

    Brook Shelley, Sr. Developer Relations Engineer at Turbine Labs, will talk to us about salary, capitalism and owning your career.

    Rose Medlock, Manager of Instructional Services at Credo Education, will tell us how to be more present when working remote.

    Remember, throughout the event we will have an Activity Table for people who want to create during the event. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

    Website
  • Portland Geek Dinner - DOWNTOWN!

    PADNUG Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 PM

    Be There and Be Square DOWNTOWN! Our trip to the big city while Shawn Wildermuth made us realize that there's a whole other bunch of folk that can't m...

    https://www.meetup.com/PADNUG/events/kdpdzlywgbhc/

    Website
  • OWASP: Software Composition -- the other 95% of your app's attack surface

    New Relic

    Abstract

    Nobody really writes their own code any more, right? We go out to GitHub and download some libraries for our favorite language to do all the hard things for us. Then we download half a dozen front end frameworks to make it all pretty and responsive and we’re off to the races. In my review I’ve found that more than 90% of the code that makes up an app these days is something we borrowed, not wrote ourselves. Now most of us scan our own code for flaws with Static Analysis tools, but what about all the stuff we didn’t write? How do we know what’s actually in there? I’ll tell you how to find out and keep track of what’s in there, and how to avoid getting pwned because you let a nasty in the back door with that whiz-bang library that does the really cool thing you couldn’t live without.

    Speaker

    Jeremy Anderson
    Cambia Health Solutions

    Jeremy Anderson is a Secure Software Architect and CSSLP, with experience developing software solutions for numerous fortune 500 companies for almost 20 years. In 2014 he had a run in with InfoSec that spurred him into action as an AppSec superhero where he’s worked for HP then Veracode. Since early 2016 he’s been working with Cambia Health Solutions, bootstrapping and scaling an Application Security program from the ground up supporting hundreds of developers for dozens of applications. He’s passionate about not just finding security defects, but training ninjas to destroy them.


    The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland


    Meetings are free and open to the public.

    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.

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

    Website
  • Domain Swap!

    Bring a list of old domains you hesitantly keep renewing, domains that no longer fit, domains you've outgrown, domains you've had parked for years and haven't used. Give them away to friends, trade for better domains, and pick up some hot, new URLs for 2017.

    How this Works

    Come to Migration Brewing at 7pm with your laptop. We'll write all our domains on notecards. We'll all look at our collective compiled domain names on a projected spreedsheet, and pick out ones we want. Then we'll do ICANN transfers amongst ourselves. If multiple people want the same domain, you'll have to convince its registrant that you'll do something better with it. It's up to the registrant to decide. Domain trading is more than welcome.

    This is also a LEAVE NO DOMAIN PARKED event. Let's get content on these URLs!

    Website

Next two weeks

  • Wednesday
    Apr 26 2017
    Ruby Lunch

    Fat Head's Brewery

    Eat lunch, chat with fellow Rubyists. All welcome!

  • Thursday
    Apr 27 2017
    OEN Angel Oregon 2017 Showcase

    Castaway

    OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase is your opportunity to discover breakthrough ideas, explore new markets, and make valuable business connections.

    Join over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies!

    Held annually each April, the Showcase represents a culmination of our Spring Angel Oregon Investment Program for angel investors and entrepreneurs.

    During the investment program, early-stage companies compete for an investment award and concept-stage companies compete for a valuable package of goods and services, all while receiving coaching from angel investors and serial entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, new angel investors have a chance to conduct due diligence and learn from experienced investors.

    At our annual Showcase, you will:

    • Hear pitches from up-and-coming companies across multiple sectors
    • See the showcased products and services in action at our display area
    • Vote on your favorite concept-stage company
    • Hear from a panel of investors about what goes into selecting a company for investment
    • Learn about the state of angel investing in Oregon, and the status of our past winners, in our popular “Where Are They Now?” segment
    • Network with hundreds of investors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs over lunch and at our closing reception

    During the program, we will announce:

    • The concept-stage category winners based on input from an audience vote
    • The winners of $35,000 in cash awards for women and minority entrepreneurs
    • The early-stage category winner of an investment award, historically between $200,000 and $300,000
    Website
  • Launch Party — We The People Are Powerful! A Guide For Portland Activists

    The Redd

    Scout Books in partnership with Business For A Better Portland present the launch of We The People Are Powerful!, a pocket guide to resistance and activism in Oregon.

    Our handy pocket guide covers your rights, how our city, state, and Federal governments work, and contact information for local representatives—in addition to recommended media, and organizations to support.

    Our launch party will feature short talks from Chloe Eudaly (Portland City Council), Israel Bayer (Street Roots), and Nathan Howard (The Bus Project). Everyone in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of We The People Are Powerful!.

    Drinks (and donuts!) provided by our friends at Business For A Better Portland.

    Website
  • Tech Jobs Tour Portland | Career Fair, Tech Demos + Speed Mentoring

    Cooper's Hall

    Tech Jobs Tour will convene thousands of influencers and innovators across all areas of technology. Come for the speed mentoring and product demos, stay for the high-fives and ultra-diverse networking. Learn more about your career development, recruiting and retaining non-traditional tech talent, and more.

    Learn More: techjobstour.com

    DATE AND TIME Thu, April 27, 2017 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

    LOCATION Cooper's Hall 404 SE 6th Ave Portland, Oregon 97214

    REGISTRATION http://bit.ly/PORTLANDTOUR

    EVENT AGENDA 5:00 PM - Doors Open 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tech Career Fair 5:30 PM - Host Welcome 5:15 - 5:45 PM - Speed Mentoring 6:15 - 6:45 PM - Speed Mentoring 7:00 - 7:30 PM - Coding Bootcamp Showcase (So you want to learn to code?) 8:15 - 8:45 PM - Speed Mentoring 9:00 PM - Doors Close

    Website
  • Tech Jobs Tour Portland | Career Fair, Tech Demos + Speed Mentoring

    Coopers Hall

    1 Year. 50 Cities. 100,000 Jobs. PORTLAND, OR – Tech Jobs Tour will convene thousands of influencers and innovators across all areas of technology. Come for the speed mentoring and product demos, stay for the high-fives and ultra-diverse networking. Learn more about your career development, recruiting and retaining non-traditional tech talent, and more. Learn More: bit.ly/TJTOUR

    Speed mentoring == networking that doesn't suck! It's a great way to build relationships quickly and connect with other people in tech. We especially seek mentors and mentees in software development and design, QA, data science, and product management. To sign up, just tell us what skills you have and which skills you'd like to learn.

    Past Participants: ​Make School, ​Dev Bootcamp, ​Hackbright Academy, ​Hack Reactor, Grace Hopper Academy, Coding Dojo, Telegraph Track, ​BLOC, ​MotherCoders, ​Floodgate Academy, The Iron Yard, Turing School, Galvanize, Metis, Designation.io, Fullstack Academy, MakerSquare, Rithm School, Epicodus, General Assembly, Apprentice.io by Thoughtbot, Grace Hopper Program, DevMountain, Sabio.la, UT Austin Coding Boot Camp, and more.

    Previous partners: Accenture, Adobe, Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Atlassian, Automattic, BlackRock, Bloomberg, Box, CA Technologies, Conde Nast, Credit Karma, Deloitte, Disney, DocuSign, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook + Oculus, GE, Genentech, Github, GoDaddy, Goldman Sachs, Google, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Lyft, MailChimp, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Optimizely, Oracle, Pantheon, PayPal, Qualcomm, SAP, Slack, SpaceX, Spotify, Stripe, Symantec, T-Mobile, Target, Twitch TV, Twitter, Two Sigma, WorkDay, Zynga, and more. We recruit: front end developers, back end developers, mobile developers, graphic designers, UX + UI designers, data scientists, database administrators, tech journalists, product + project managers, IT professionals, full stack engineers, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, and Java programmers, social media professionals, marketing professionals, and more.

    include.io is a recruiting platform that uses mini-mentoring to validate diverse and nontraditional technical talent allowing you to be intentional about inclusion and direct referrals. We make it easy for you to search by opt-in diversity data and by candidates that have been validated by your technical leaders.Video: bit.ly/includevideoDeck: bit.ly/includepitchdeck

    Megan Smith, 3rd Chief Technology Officer, United States of America, Entrepreneur, Engineer, @smithmegan Tess Gilman Posner, Managing Director, Tech Hire, [email protected], @tessposner Lateesha Thomas, Director, Partnerships & Corporate Training, Dev Bootcamp, @lateeshathomas Tom Ogletree, Director of Social Impact at General Assembly, @tom_ogletree

    Website
  • Pitch Club PDX

    CENTRL Office

    Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to deeply understand what the investors are looking for. It is a great opportunity to network with investors, mentors, and other entrepreneurs.

    Website
  • Founder’s Pool Tournament YESpdx Social

    Uptown Billiards Club

    Join us at Uptown Billiard Club on Thursday evening (April 27th) for our first Founder Pool Tournament! Aside from the usual networking with other fellow entrepreneurs and friends, there’s a twist! We’ll be having a Founder Pool Tournament with a prize; that would help you as a startup founder or anyone trying to launch a company.

    Rules We’ll have head to head matches; bracket style (similar to March Madness). Winner of the first Founder Pool Tournament will get a free space at NedSpace for a team of up to 3 people (3 hot desk memberships) for a month at NedSpace in downtown Portland. Host Heber Michaels sets all rules, and when a ruling is needed, he alone is the decider.

    Who should attend? The event is open to all young entrepreneurs (remember, young is subjective). If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU should attend!

    Why attend? Come to build a collaborative network, open doors to new business opportunities, and be in a close community of young entrepreneurs; the current and future makers and shakers of the world. Do you have your own startup or company? Are you a designer, developer, in marketing, student or an aspiring entrepreneur looking to start your own company? Come connect with other young entrepreneurs! You never know who you will meet, what new ideas and collaboration can come from it.

    This is a private event (21 and older) with the max capacity of 24 sharp entrepreneurs. Ticket price is $7 so please RSVP. All NedSpace related events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by. http://nedspace.com/img/NedSpaceCodeofConductv1.4.pdf

    Website
  • VanderJUG - Java User Group (Networking Meetup)

    Join us to chat about all things Java!

    alt text VanderHouwen is forming a Java Developer meetup on the east side at Rogue Brewery. Join Andrew and Joe on the 4th Thursday monthly for happy hour.
    We’d like to purchase a couple of beers (or soft drinks) and talk about what you, as a Developer, want to see in a software meetup as we build our community.


    We want to build a user group for YOU so please join us on Thursday the 27th to kick things off!

    Website
  • Portland Python & PyLadies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night

    New Relic

    NOTICE This month we'll be on the 5th floor.

    Come join us for Pythonic Talks

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

    This month is a Pycon Sneak Peek:

    • Exploring NLP Hyperspace with Python by Hobson Lane

    Thank you SDVI for sponsoring pizza!

    Are you working on something cool and want to share it with your peers? Did you recently discovered a great new Library and think everyone should know about it? Fill out our form http://bit.ly/portland-python-proposals so that we can schedule you!

    RSVP at Meetup

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

    Website
  • BSD Pizza Night

    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.

  • Are There Dangers to Consciousness Hacking?

    Shut Up and Eat

    What are the risks of consciousness raising? Consciousness raising is usually a good experience and it might be tempting to pursue without considering the consequences. In this meetup, we will use the Lean Coffee format to discuss aspects of consciousness raising, including:

    • What do you see as the benefits of CH? What about the costs?

    • How do you experience NOSC?

    • Have you used technology to increase your awareness? If so, what have you used? What was your experience?

    • Have you used other methods (non-technological) to increase your awareness?

    • The CH movement is focused on technologies that raise/alter consciousness. What would you include in this area? Are there consciousness-raising techniques you’d like to include, even if they aren’t related to technology?

    What is the Lean Coffee discussion format? Check out the Lean Coffee website here.

    In this discussion, participants set the agenda. Our last 2 meetups have generated vibrant discussions of consciousness hacking, what it is, and how it works. Tonight we want to personalize it. How does it work in your life? Are there any methods you want to try? What consciousness-raising topics would you like to discuss tonight? Are there other topics you’d like to learn more about in the future?

    Come join us, meet other Consciousness Hackers, and have a tasty dinner at Shut Up and Eat.

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

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

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

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 28 2017
    Agile PDX Westside: Building & Maintaining Self-Organized & Self-Directed Teams

    A self-organized team is perhaps the holy grail of agile. Ideally, scrum masters work themselves out of a job as the team becomes less dependent on managers, scrum masters, and project managers. But how is this achieved; what does it take to get there? Can a scrum master simply step away from a self-directed team yet everything remains seamless? Or does a team still benefit from coaching and facilitation to improve sprint after sprint? Let’s share our successes and failures of teams past and present so as a community we can seek that holy grail!

    Limited spots! Reserve your seat at https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/239176786/ before the waitlist kicks in.

    Doors open half hour before noon for those who wish to purchase a lunch and settle in before we begin.

    Need more hints and tips about one of our newest locations? http://agilepdx.org/westside_hints_and_tips.html

    Website
  • Design Week Portland Open House

    Revolution Hall

    roboboogie is a data driven design one stop shop. We spend our days searching the nooks and crannies of our partners sites to improve conversion rates, and apply our strategic design chops to improve the user experience. Optimization is the name of our game, and we’d love for you to come learn more about what we have to offer.

    Stop by our Open House for some live music, snacks, and do some A/B testing of our delicious beers.

    RSVP ONLINE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dwp-2017-open-house-roboboogie-registration-32644964969

    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 29 2017
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) N/NE Lean Coffee Gathering

    Elevated Coffee

    Please RSVP on Eventbrite

    Women and other underrepresented groups in tech, particularly those who call North and Northeast Portland home, are invited to a special Lean Coffee networking event. This is a great opportunity to cross boundaries and broaden networks in a safe space. IntraEdge Technology Service & Solutions is happy to host us at Elevated Coffee House. The event is geared towards those who “find ourselves at the edges of the bell curve of demographics in tech fields,” as Brittany Newhouse so eloquently put it. If you’d like to start your Saturday off with a casual networking event, join us!

    Don’t be intimidated by the Lean Coffee format; it’s not just for Agile practitioners. It’s simply an informal way to meet and discuss what interests and affects us.

    The meetup will run from 8:30am -10:00am. Be there early to make your order before we start; coffee and snacks will be provided. This event is sponsored by PDXWIT, AgilePDX and Portland Lean Coffee.

    Have questions? Ask the organizer Davia - [email protected]

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

    Website
  • EAST Knowledge - "Coffee Break" #7

    Come join us for some “tech-talk” at the Gresham Library! It's been a little while since we last met, and EAST Knowledge is changing our overall format up a bit. We'd like to do more regular, informal gatherings and have talks when the opportunities present themselves.

    So with that in mind, we hope you join us in this informal gathering to talk shop, show what we're working on, help each other, and hear from others interested in technology. If you are not yet familiar with our group, this is a nice opportunity to drop by and introduce yourself. We’ll have light refreshments, and some of us may get together for lunch afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there! All are welcome!

    • What: Coffee Break
    • Where: Large meeting room at the Gresham Library
    • When: 10:00am - Noon, Saturday, April 29th, 2017
    • Why: Sharing what we know with other tech enthusiasts
    Website
  • Monday
    May 1 2017
    Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

    Phase 2

    Welcome campers! We meet every other Monday at Phase2 :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

    please RVSP on meetup so we can get a headcount.

    Website
  • CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 3 2017
    PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Seasoned Women in Tech Meetup

    Ruby Receptionists

    **Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE**

    Are you a woman with 25 or more years of experience working in technology? Do you want to build relationships with other women in tech who are still in there swinging? PDXWIT wants to foster a community for women like you.

    Join us at the Ruby Receptionists office in Portland. The agenda is to help us further ground this new group in our third hosted meeting, organized by Jean Richardson.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources, and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

    Website
  • Portland SaaS Founders - Customer Acquisition Strategies for SaaS

    US Custom House / WeWork

    Acquiring customers for our SaaS companies is arguably one of the most difficult challenges we face. We need to figure it out what works and what doesn't work, and we need to do it before the money runs out.


    In this Meetup we'll discuss:

    • The marketing strategies that are working for us, and the ones that didn't.


    • Lessons we learned taking our products to market.

    • Paid vs organic marketing channels: which ones are best for every stage of growth.

    • How we've identified our most profitable market segments and how we're providing value to them.


    • Social media, search engine marketing, PR and advertising. Pros and cons of each channel, and which ones are right for us.


    Coffee, tea and draft beer will be provided. Come hang out with other SaaS founders and share your story!

    Website
  • PDXRust - The Tokio Execution Model, with Carl Lerche

    Mozilla Corp

    Tokio, backed by the Rust futures library, has a unique execution model. The talk will do a deep dive, explaining the context, rational, and how it is implemented


    Tokio author Carl Lerche will  explain how the tokio-core reactor is implemented. Attendees will have an easier time following along if they've read Rust's beginner documentation, but no prior knowledge of Tokio or futures is required.


    PDXRust does not provide food, though you're welcome to bring food with you or head to dinner with other Rustaceans afterwards. 

    We follow the Rust Code of Conduct.

    Website
  • CHIFOO Event: Caring Technologies Designing For Trust And Care

    New Relic

    CHIFOO presents "Caring Technologies Designing For Trust And Care" with Amelia Abreu, UX Night School!

    Technology has the potential to shape the way that we give and receive care and the conditions in which the work of care is done. Yet, can we automate the crucial tasks of caring, and is it in our own interest to do so? How can we design services, along with products and systems, to support care?

    About the Speaker

    Amelia Abreu (@ameliaabreu) is a Portland-based design researcher, writer, and the founder of UX Night School. She's worked with teams at organizations like Nike, Intel, Mozilla and Microsoft, along with agencies, startups, and cultural institutions. She is a frequent conference speaker, the daughter of two schoolteachers, and generally geeky about how people learn (among other things). Her writing on culture and technology has been featured in the New Inquiry, Motherboard, The Hairpin and the BBC.

    Come join CHIFOO for our fifth speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

    http://bit.ly/2hx0cXG

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 4 2017
    Intro to Deep Learning (in Clojure and Python)

    Puppet

    Deep learning (DL) has become an important topic in the AI and machine learning world. New advances in algorithms, hardware and software have made it a critical part of self driving cars, language translation, image understanding, medical analysis, and many other fields. Though DL systems are commonly written in Python (wrapping C/C++ libraries) we want to explore options available to Clojure developers.

    We'll have a 2 part meeting with myself (Julio) and JR leading extended lightning-talk style presentations.

    First, Julio will guide us through a discussion on:

    • the basics of deep learning and the common tools and libraries • Java and Clojure options (DeepLearning4J and Cortex) and when they may be applicable.

    In the second part JR will discuss his experiences while taking a deep learning for self driving cars course.

    JR Says: Neural networks are just plain spooky. In just the past few years, they've gotten so good at classifying images (is this a cat or a dog? is this tissue cancerous or non-cancerous?) that they're often better at their task than humans are. In this talk, you'll see how to use a neural network - the same one used by comma.ai, a real-life self-driving car company - to drive a simulated car better than JR can.

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  • #FullStackPDX : Code Critique

    Sign up for meetup required.

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  • 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

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  • Friday
    May 5 2017
    AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Team Health and Happiness Metrics

    What are the characteristics of team health? How do you know if your team is happy? Are there metrics for this? Yes!

    Come on down to Ringler’s and sit in with the Pub Lunchers while they talk about team health and happiness, what metrics they’ve found useful, and whether you should even use metrics to measure health and happiness. (Happiness? Metrics?)

    You know where to find us: We'll be in the back. RSVP's not required but very much appreciated at [email protected]. It helps us alert the pub to staff appropriately. We start on time and end on time. We encourage you to do so, as well.

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  • Saturday
    May 6 2017
    Programming Languages I've Been Meaning To Try But Haven't Gotten Around To Yet

    Simple

    PLIBMTTBHGATY is a lightly-structured party where people get together and work on a project in a new programming language, either with or just near each other.

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  • Intro to Programming Workshop

    Epicodus

    Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. No prior experience is necessary. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Schedule: Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

    What to bring?:

    We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use, but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one. We will also provide a light lunch.

    Please register on Eventbrite so we know how much lunch to order!

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  • PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Entrepreneurs & Developers Collaboration Dinner

    SE Portland

    NOTE: This event has a cap of 15 attendees. RSVPing on Meetup does not guarantee an entry. Please sign up - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-entrepreneurs-developers-collaboration-dinner-tickets-31810142994. The exact location of the event will be emailed to the attendees closer to the event

    Are you an entrepreneur or software developer interested in collaboration or support? This intimate dinner event will be hosted by a PDXWIT community member, Jesseca Ryan, to bring together entrepreneurs working in tech and software developers who like working on startup projects. Over delicious food and beverages we’ll discuss how we can be allies, support each other’s work, and overcome obstacles in getting a tech startup off the ground. This event is ideal for those who want to engage with the PDXWIT community, but might feel overwhelmed at the larger social events. We hope this event catalyzes connections that develop into something bigger in 2017 and beyond.

    PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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