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  • Started Wednesday
    May 4 2016
    Applied Physical Attacks on x86 Systems, FREE, for those recently laid off from Intel.
    CTRLH - Craft Lab

    Specifically for those recently laid off from Intel, this is a free offering of Applied Physical Attacks on x86 systems. Others that might be interested should look into the paid offerings of the class at the link below.

    Registration required.

    More details:



  • Thursday
    May 5 2016
    Ruby Coworking **CANCELLED**

    Crema Bakery & Cafe

    An informal gathering of Ruby/Rails developers, working alongside each other. Join us!

  • Analytics Pros: Google Analytics 1/2 Day Training

    Revolution Hall

    Analytics Pros Presents: 12:00-5:00pm Google Analytics for Optimization Training

    This 1/2 day training session is a great way to quickly learn from the analytics experts, and is perfect for those getting started with Google Analytics or just looking for tips on how to get the most out of their optimization efforts.

    There are limited seats remaining for the 12:00-5:00pm session. Take advantage of the special $99 price (regularly $399) and sign-up today.

    Training Agenda:

    12:00 - 1:30pm: Crash Course to Google Analytics

    1:45 - 2:15pm: How to find what to test with Google Analytics

    2:15 - 2:45pm: Integrating Google Analytics and your optimization platform

    2:45 - 3:45pm: Exercise: Create, Target, and Analyze Audiences

    4:00 - 5:00pm: Reporting Options, Google Optimize Demo, and Q&A

    5:30 - 7:00pm: Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour featuring Cali Pitchel

  • "SharePoint 101" with Portland SharePoint User Group

    Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of SharePoint? Join the SharePoint User Group in this free end-user training. This three-hour training includes:

    • Intro to the SharePoint User Interface • Using SharePoint Lists • Fundamentals of Document Libraries • How to use SharePoint 2013 Search

    You will need to bring a modern laptop with WiFi. Please RSVP on the meetup.com page!

  • Rose City Atari Club

    A gathering of people who love Atari games and computers — Atari 8-bit computers, Atari ST, Atari Jaguar, Atari 2600, etc! Bring your hardware. $5 donation.

  • First Thursday at CENTRL Office

    CENTRL Office

    Enjoy happy hour at CENTRL Office with art from J. Pepin Art Gallery and beer from Ecliptic Brewing. Enjoy small bites from Pok Pok! We will be promoting Amazon Prime Now and raffling off 4 Pint Glasses for Pints in the Pearl! Hope to see you all there!

  • Do What You Love Comedy Series PDX

    Laugh until it hurts at the Do What You Love Comedy Series PDX, a live and independent stand-up showcase, highlighting the next generation of Pacific Northwestern Stand-Up Stars. Every month, five of the most accomplished Portlander comedians as featured on Bridgetown Comedy, All Jane Comedy, SF Sketchfest, Helium Comedy, and Comedy Central are showcased.

    Join us, have some drinks, and meet some new people who like to laugh! Bring photo ID and prepare to show the attendant at the front door your RSVP to gain entry.

    Bar/Door 5:30pm Show 6pm* 21+

    NOTE: RSVP IS REQUIRED on Universe for entry and will be checked at the door:

    On May 5th our featured comedians include:

    Bri Pruett (Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, NPR’s Live Wire TBA Festival, Bridgetown, Riot LA, SF Sketch Fest, All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and more)

    Matt Monroe (The Limestone Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, and Crom Fest.)

    Caitlin Weirhauser (Bridgetown, All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, and Seattle Sketchfest)

    David Moscarro (FUNNY HUMANS VS. THE Wheel, The Awkward Phase.)

    Hosted by & Co-Produced by

    Alex Falcone (Portlandia, Live Wire, Bridgetown, Bumbershoot, Sketchfest, and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival)

    Curtis Cook (Vice, Big Sky Comedy Festival, the SLC Comedy Carnival, the Chicago Comedy Exposition, SF Sketchfest, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.)

    ⇒Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/dowhatyoulovecomedyseries/events/

    'Like' us on Facebook and RSVP that you're attending & access open bar.
    ⇒LIKE US HERE: https://www.facebook.com/Do-What-You-Love-Comedy-Series-PDX-236875326667626

    ⇒RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/DoWhatYouLoveComedySeries/app/165292890192474/

    WHEN: FRIDAY MAY 20TH WHERE: WeWork Custom House -220 NW 8th Ave TIME: 5:30 pm Libations – 6:15 pm Showcase

    ⇒This is a LIVE show. Due to the popularity of this event and out of respect for the artist, it's advised to show up before 6pm to guarantee entry. ⇐

  • May Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour
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    Revolution Hall

    What is Camp Optimization? Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins. Who is roboboogie? Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

    Camp Optimization welcomes Cali Pitchel from Analytics Pros. Cali joins us this month to share her thoughts on: Why Digital Analytics Needs the Humanities.

    "All too often we see data as a 'capital T -- Truth, hard numbers, fact, science. But data is meaningless without interpretation, and because so much depends on that interpretation, data analysis demands things like humility, integrity, and empathy.” - Cali Pitchel, Director of Marketing

    Analytics Pros is a leading Google Analytics Partner and Premium Reseller helping brands like GoPro, ASICS, The New York Times, and Starbucks use data to better connect with and understand their customers.

    First round of beers is on us! Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

  • Lightning talks and office hours

    Puppet Labs

    Our scheduled speaker had to cancel unexpectedly so we'll have lighting talks and office hours.

    The talks don't need to be formal at all. Just take 5-15 minutes sharing something you've learned or are working on.

    To get the ball rolling I'll do:

    "What I've learned about React Native and ClojureScript"

    So what have you been working on? Don't be shy. Your group needs you.

    And as for the office hours ... just come with your questions, problems and challenges and we'll try to help.



  • Portland Linux/Unix Group: Switching to BSD Unix from GNU/Linux

    Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting

    Who: Michael Dexter
    What: Switching to BSD Unix from GNU/Linux
    Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
    When: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 7pm
    Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
    Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live (PSU WiFi Permitting)

    By popular vote!

    Got the systemd/iptables/wish-I-had-OpenZFS blues?

    Relief is just a download away!

    BSD Unix has been quietly powering the Internet and a little bit of just about EVERYTHING that rubs ones and zeros together for... ever.

    Once named the "Greatest Software Ever Written*", the University of California, Berkeley Computer Science Research Group's "Berkeley Software Distribution" is better than ever in the form of modern FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and their derivatives.

    LEARN what Enterprise-class file systems and firewalls are available out-of-the box on modern BSD Unix

    SEE the bhyve "BSD Hypervisor" in action on FreeBSD

    FRAG** better on FreeBSD thanks to its faster-than-Linux Linux emulation

    ** I take people's word for it

    This talk was originally proposed by long-time GNU/Linux user Larry Cafiero for LinuxFest Nortwest 2016 but was delivered by Portlander Michael Dexter when Larry could not attend the event.

    About Michael Dexter

    Michael fell in love with BSD Unix the moment he sat down in front of it at Lewis and Clark College in January of 1991. Since then, he has shepherded five virtualization and containment strategies into three BSDs, raised money for BSD efforts, organized three bhyvecon conferences, written dozens of articles about BSD Unix and spoken about BSD Unix-related topics at more events than he can count.

    While PDXBSDCon has yet to take place, Michael is seriously considering printing "PDXBSDCon 2014" t-shirts.

    Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

    Rideshares Available

    PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

  • SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland

    Mississippi Pizza

    The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local and visiting authors in Portland and Seattle.

    Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. Booksellers will be on hand with fresh copies of the authors’ books for you to buy and get autographed.

    This May: authors Mishell Baker, Sonia Lyris and Camille Griep.

  • 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.



  • Friday
    May 6 2016
    First Fridays Free Days

    Collective Agency

    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: 1) RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectiveagency/ or http://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/ or Twitter @CollectiveAgenC with the 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. This will be posted on our website, RSVP pages, and here on the wall. 2) 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.

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

    People here for free will have access to the big loft room, the kitchen, and restrooms, but not: conference rooms, locker storage, computer monitors. 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

  • AgilePDX Pub Lunch: Minimum Loveable Product

    The idea of "Minimal Viable Product" (MVP) is well known in Agile and Lean Startup circles. Where does an MVP reach its limit? What's another set of tools to use in minimal/startup mode but gain further understanding of customer needs?

    "Minimal Loveable Product" is another arrow in the quiver for startups and startup-like organizations. By extending and expanding the ideas MVP uses, it concentrates on making users happy and excited to use the product.

    What experiences do you have with Minimal Loveable Products? Is it good? Less than stellar? Does MVP actually fall short in the real world?

    We'll be in the back. RSVP's to the Meet Up Group not required but very much appreciated or email jean@azuregate.net. It helps us determine whether to move the furniture.

  • Startup Happy Hour ★
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    Commons Brewery

    Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

  • Startup Social + Art Show

    At Columbia Collective we believe that "together is better" Whether you're you're a freelancer, a entrepreneur, or a startup, working in isolation is detrimental, that is why we work hard to provide a workspace this is inspiring, and fun, where ideas come together and a community is forged.

    Come have a drink and socialize with local entrepreneurs, freelancers and startup junkies. Play ping pong or PS3, and get to meet our local artist of the month Paul of www.paulsartwork58.faso.com who's art work is up on display and for sale.


Next two weeks

  • Saturday
    May 7 2016
    Coding and career help

    Metal Toad

    Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

  • Monday
    May 9 2016
    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.

  • pdxrlang meetup: Collaborative coding with GitHub and RStudio server


    Andrew Bray will discuss Collaborative coding with GitHub and RStudio server. He's in the faculty at Reed College here in Portland.

    Doors open ~6 pm, talk starts at 6:30 pm

    We'll visit a local watering hole afterwards.

  • PDXFunc - Portland Functional Programming Study Group

    Collective Agency

    Bring your functional problems, success stories and questions.

    Some possible topics for this month:

    • The relationship between applicative functors, arrows, and monads.

    • An experience report on debugging an IO related crash in Haskell.

  • Tuesday
    May 10 2016
    Growing Brands in the Marijuana Industry

    BridgePort Brew Pub

    Join us on May 10th as Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian’s voice on the marijuana industry, moderates a panel discussion about growing your brand in this new and evolving industry.

    Topics will include marketing and branding in a dynamic, regulated environment, using data to formulate strategies, and firsthand stories of what’s working (and what’s not). Whether you’re in the marijuana industry or not, there are sure to be valuable marketing takeaways from this marketing case study.

    Register now: http://www.ama-pdx.org/events/growing-brands-marijuana-industry/

  • Open Source Bridge Planning Meeting / Work Sprint


    Come join us to work on Open Source Bridge 2016! We've got just over three months til the conference!

    Contact info@stumptownsyndicate.org for more information.

  • pdxrlang meetup: Meet, Greet, Hack

    WeWork Custom House

    We have monthly meetups with someone(s) giving a talk(s) on some usually technical topic involving R. We also have a great set of meetings run by Audrey Julian going over Coursera R course material.

    We want to have another set of meetings where pdxrlang meetup members can meet each other, chat, hack on R projects, learn from one another, etc. Basically anything goes.

    This is our first meetup of this type. Everyone is welcome!

    Time: 615pm - 8pm

    Doors open at 6 - DON'T SHOW UP BEFORE 6 - we'll start at 615.

  • Wednesday
    May 11 2016
    Portland 1 Million Cups


    Join us for Lynn Le of Society Nine - the "brand for badass women"

    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.

    Come and check it out and bring a friend.

  • Stories from the Hardware Startup World w/ Joe Grand (aka Kingpin)

    Join us for our first Hardware Massive Portland event with guest speaker Joe Grand, a legendary hacker, product designer, and the founder of Grand Idea Studio, Inc.

    Formerly known as Kingpin, Joe was a member of the influential hacker group L0pht Heavy Industries. He co-founded @stake, an information security firm later acquired by Symantec, and Chumby Industries, which produced one of the first intentionally open and hackable consumer devices. He was a co-host of Discovery Channel's Prototype This, an engineering entertainment program that followed the real-life build process of a unique prototype each episode, and has been a technical advisor to many hardware startups, including MakerBot and Crowd Supply.

    Never one to follow the status quo, Joe has successfully forged his own path doing what he loves to do - hacking, engineering, and teaching. In this session, Joe will share uncensored stories of his experiences being part of, working for, and advising startups. He'll talk about the importance of finding the right people, focusing on a market, choosing funding, and building a business based on passion, not fueled by a quest for fame or riches.


    • Food & Drink are sponsored by Crowd Supply, the crowdfunding platform for hardware startups.

    • Venue is sponsored by JLR Tech Incubator. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) operates the Open Software Technology Center (OSTC), a unique state-of-the-art facility in Portland that focuses on In-Vehicle Infotainment.


    • 6:00-6:30 Networking with beer, wine & light fare (vegan friendly)

    • 6:30-7:00 Opening Remarks & Demos*

    • 7:00-7:45 Building Hardware Startups w/ Joe Grand

    • 7:45-8:00 Q&A's

    • 8:00-9:00 More Networking

  • Hidden in Plain Sight - Coding Careers Where You Least Expect Them

    Code Fellows

    Considering a career in coding, and wondering what job possibilities there are for you once you're trained up?

    Come and hear from programmers who work for companies you may not immediately associate with web and software development. Portland developers from Wal-Mart, Jaguar Land Rover and a big retail company in Beaverton will tell you a bit about themselves, how they got into their current roles and what exaclty they do there. They'll then take any and all questions from the audience. Space is limited so RSVP now!

  • Thursday
    May 12 2016
    DocuSign and Nintex

    Nintex User Group meeting: Kelsha Black with Marquam will be speaking about the Nintex + DocuSign integration, how it's setup and how to apply it to your workflows and organization.

    Catering provided by sponsors.

  • Nike Tech Talks

    Join us at the Nike Tech Talks hosted by Nike Digital on Thursday, May 12th. We're bringing two great speakers to the Nike campus and there will be time to network and enjoy snacks and drinks.

    Getting Started with Apache Mesos Roger Ignazio | Tech Lead, Mesosphere | @rogerignazo

    Diving into DSE Graph Dani Traphagen | Technical Trainer, DataStax | @dtrapezoid

    Questions? Contact Michelle.Cassinelli@Nike.com

  • Saturday
    May 14 2016
    Code Fellows Code 101

    Register on EVENTBRITE!! Come learn beginners code.

    Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! This one-day workshop is the perfect place to figure out if it’s for you. You’ll get a sneak peek of what a career in coding involves, plus a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience.

    Learn how websites are built and code one yourself using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices.

    An hour before the start of the workshop will be dedicated to helping students get their computers set up with the appropriate tools.

  • Coding and career help

    Metal Toad

    Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

  • Sunday
    May 15 2016
    PLUG Linux Clinic

    Free Geek

    The Linux Clinic meets once a month on the third Sunday from 1 - 5 pm at Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, 97214.

    Bring your Linux computer that is being a brat and we'll teach it some manners. Or bring your computer that has some evil operating system on it and we'll send it home with a shiny, clean Linux distro. Or just come and look over shoulders to see what Linux is all about.

    If you already know Linux well, the Clinic is also a good place to learn how to help users troubleshoot problems. It's excellent training for tech support work in Linux.

    We have monitors, mice, keyboards, and miscellanous other perifpherals, so generally all you need to bring is the box.

    There will also be coffee and people usually bring munchies as well. After all, you can't do computers on an empty tummy.

  • Monday
    May 16 2016
    NewTech PDX


    Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

    Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

    Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

    5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
    6:30pm - Event Begins!

    • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

    • Pres. #1: TBA

    • Pres. #2: TBA
    • Pres. #3: TBA
    • Pres. #4: TBA
    • Pres. #5: TBA

    8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

  • 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.

  • PdxDevOps

    New Relic

    Join us for the April meeting of PdxDevOps.


    Colin Hom from CoreOS

    Colin will showcase how CoreOS deploys production Kubernetes clusters on AWS and the open-source tooling around this process. Kube-aws built around the idea of "cluster artifacts" and is designed to be secure, auditable and reproducible. A simple templating system is leveraged to generate cluster configuration as a set of declarative configuration templates that can be version controlled, audited and re-deployed. Since the entirety of the provisioning is by AWS CloudFormation and cloud-init, there’s no need for external configuration management tools on your end. Batteries included!

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

  • Tuesday
    May 17 2016
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event


    Join us for happy hour at DeskHub! Come network and have fun! We will have a short segment at 5:30, which includes:

    • Introduction to DeskHub

    • Hear from our Entrepreneur Spotlight Leah Silber from Tilde

    • Lightning talk from Tracy Hooper on How to introduce yourself with impact

    Make sure you say hi to Ronda Closner. She runs DeskHub! Read our May newsletter to learn more about Ronda.

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

  • World IP Day

    WeWork Custom House

    Culture. Thanks to the digital landscape its impact is further reaching than ever. That’s why it’s very important for there to be a flexible (and easily understood) intellectual property system in place to help foster the projects of creative industries and individuals.

    Join the Technology & IP community in celebrating World IP Day! This years theme is Digital Creativity: Culture reimagined. We’ll be hosting an evening full of lightning talks and interactive demonstrations from a group of creative individuals making digital waves in the Portland community and beyond. We will be highlighting a variety of creative fields including film, video games, mobile, sportswear, product design and more!

    Our presenters will answer such questions as:

    *What’s the impact of the digital environment on creators?

    *What are some of the biggest challenges/successes they’ve experienced regarding copyright and trademark law?

    *How do IP Laws affect the creative process?

    Stay tuned for featured speakers/companies!

  • 7CTOs - Portland CTO Happy Hour

    Please RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-cto-happy-hour-tickets-25220796080

    Let's have drinks and appetizers together.

    Portland CTO is an initiative by 7CTOs to bring technology leaders together. As fellow CTOs we have a deep appreciation for the shared challenges we face and we know how important it is to get out of our heads and enjoy some beer time together.

  • Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
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    Free Geek

    Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

    Topic to be announced!

  • Wednesday
    May 18 2016
    WebVisions Portland
    Revolution Hall

    This is Design x Strategy: Building the Future Web WebVisions Portland May 18-20 at PNCA and Revolution Hall http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/

    Discover how mobile and connected devices, design, user experience and content strategy are impacting the the future of the Web. Get the inside scoop from the Internet’s leading experts: Douglas Rushkoff will explore themes from his new book, “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus”, Mike Monteiro muses on why “This is the Golden Age of Design...and we’re screwed”, Nina Freeman will share her experiences in creating indie games and more. Sign up for a Three Day Pass to experience awesome workshops with Nathan Shedroff, Aaron Draplin, Leo Frishberg, Paul Backett, and Chris Butler.

    Register today at: http://wvpdx16.eventbrite.com

  • Website Performance with New Relic

    New Relic

    ChickTech Presents: Website Performance Measuring w New Relic

    Price: $15 for two Wednesday sessions

    Please register and pay ahead on Eventbrite

    *Make sure you register on Eventbrite with an email address you check often because important setup information will be emailed out prior to event

    What to bring: • Your personal computer • Familiarity with git and the terminal/command line

    Workshop #1: May 18, 2016: Website Performance Discussion and Development Environment Setup The performance testing series will start off with a discussion about the definition of performance testing, the theory and computer science concepts behind it, and how these come together to create New Relic technologies. We will be discussing what tools New Relic develops and the engineering skills required. Attendees are encouraged to install development environments before the workshop and follow other setup instructions, so that instructors can focus on troubleshooting in this session.

    • Discussion of Performance Testing [1 hour]

    • Development Environments Running

    *Make sure you register on Eventbrite with an email address you check often

    Workshop #2: May 25, 2016: Use New Relic Application Performance Monitoring to test performance within an example project In this development workshop, we will implement New Relic tools to demonstrate how these tools work and how to implement them in a Node.js development environment. These skills can be taken back to one’s place of employment or implemented in private apps. We will be writing Javascript and running a database. http://newrelic.com/nodejs

    By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of performance testing, working within a Node.js application, and web optimization. You will leave with a project implementing New Relic performance testing.

    ChickTech Career’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who wants to learn about performance testing, optimization, and/or New Relic technologies to register for this event!

    Dates: May 18 and May 25, 2016 Time: Doors open at 5:30pm and close around 8:30pm. The sessions will run 6-8pm Location: New Relic

    The workshop will be led by Ian Dees, senior engineer on New Relic’s Platform team Ian Dees was first bitten by the programming bug in 1986 on a Timex Sinclair 1000, and has been having a blast in his software apprenticeship ever since. Ian spent his first eleven years in Portland slinging firmware, tests, and puns at Tektronix, a local test equipment maker. A not-so-secret hankering for Ruby brought him to New Relic, where he builds projects that help you measure your website’s performance.

    About New Relic Life’s too short for bad software. We live by this mantra and endeavor to make it easy for you to understand and improve the relationships between your applications, your customers, and your business. Think of our analytics engine as an awesomely clever member of your team. It works tirelessly, revealing truths about every part of your software nearly instantaneously—from the performance of your applications to the experiences of your customers to how all of it impacts your bottom line.

    *Registration pays for snacks both evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount leftover supports the nonprofit efforts of ChickTech: High School.

  • Jr Dev Meetup


    Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours and Speakers (hosted at Epicodus). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

  • Xamarin Evolve 2016 Highlights - Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group

    This time we will present highlights from the Xamarin Evolve conference (http://evolve.xamarin.com). You won't want to miss this!


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