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Monday
Jul 6
Portland Puppet User Group July Meeting
Puppet Labs

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

We'll have Puppet Labs engineer, Adrien Thebo, here to chat about r10k.

Other folks - we'd love to see what you're doing with Puppet, so feel free to step up at the meeting and show us! It's a great chance to practice any talks that you're working or demo what you're working on - any length talk accepted :-)!

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Pizza and salad (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options)
  • 6:30 - 7:15 pm The Past, Present, and Future of r10k, Adrien Thebo, Puppet Labs
  • 7:15 - 7:45 pm Open discussion
  • 7:45-8:15 Plan next meeting and mingle

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office.

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OSGeo-PDX OpenStreetMap Mapathon to locate and tag Public Art in Downtown Portland
The Portland Building 1120 SW 5th Ave, under Portlandia Statue

An OpenStreetMap- outdoor mapathon.

Mapping 500 outdoor artworks in the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area during the summer of 2015

On May 14 there were fewer than 50 OpenStreetMap mapped artworks in Portland. And none had photos.

This summer pdxosgeo (Portland's Opensource Geo group ) and friends will map at least 500 artworks in Portland, Vancouver, Gresham, Hillsboro. Along the way benches, eateries, pubs, drinking fountains, historical sites and key tourism attractions will get tagged.

We'll use atlas pages from fieldpapers.org, pre-printed.

Create an account on openstreetmap before hand if you want. And, if you have a smartphone, install an OSM POI (point of interest) editor app. PushPin and Go Map! are great.

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Tuesday
Jul 7
Drop in hour for prospective students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer three courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails, and a new class covering Java, JavaScript, and Android. Currently, the Java class is women-only.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

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

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

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

July PADNUG: Hacking Sonos with .Net
Intel Hawthorne Farms Building 3 (HF3), Auditorium

Presenter: Paul Fryer, Software Architect at Fiserv

Paul started buying Sonos speakers for his home a couple months ago to get around the need to run wires for his home stereo. He was fascinated by the music streaming system, mainly the software used to synchronize the playing of music across multiple devices. So he started peeking under the hood to see how it all worked and if he could possibly learn to control it with custom code.

Paul ended up reverse engineering Sonos and in the process learned about the Upnp protocol. He eventually created a C# library that can be used to turn any device into a node on the Sonos network.

But Paul didn't stop there. He also added Azure Event Hub for cloud processing and Akka.Net to allow for high speed parallel event processing. And all this deployed on a raspberry pi!

Paul will have a live demos and plenty of code. This will be the perfect follow on presentation to Jeremy Fosters talk on the "Internet of Things".

Links:

Blog – http://fryerblog.com

Github – http://github.com/paulfryer

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/pub/paul-fryer/7/b01/a18

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NashMicro: Windows 10, IoT, Raspberry Pi, oh my! by Pete Brown
Emma Bistro

Pete Brown and Bala Sivakumar from Microsoft will be in town for A3E/NAMM 2015 where they are presenting about the future of audio / music on Windows 10. Join them for a fun and open discussion and demos covering IoT, makers, creative media, and more, all focused around C#, .NET, and the latest information on Windows 10.

For complete details and to RSVP, visit our MeetUp page.

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Science on Tap - Monkey Business
Clinton Street Theater

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

DESCRIPTION:

Caring for animals in captivity is a complicated task and many factors are involved in providing the best quality of life possible. Are the animals healthy? Are they housed in an appropriate environment? Do they experience positive emotions? We often assume we know the answers to these questions, but the needs of animals vary from species to species and can often be met through unusual and innovative means.

At this Science on Tap, Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, Animal Behaviorist and Manager of Non-Human Primate Resources at OHSU’s Oregon National Primate Research Center, will explain how to take a scientific approach to evaluating and improving the welfare of captive animals in a laboratory, zoo, or production setting. Learn about how research is used to improve animal management through specific cases of animal welfare research and enrichment and management strategies for captive primates.


*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is mostly supported by money collected at the door. It is committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Wednesday
Jul 8
Cascadia JSFest 2015
through Semiahmoo Resort

Cascadia JSFest is a three-day, community-driven conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript and CSS. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.

We run a public CFP, so please consider submitting a proposal. First-time speakers welcome.

Hope to see you in July!

resort

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1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

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

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

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

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PMI Agile Roundtable
Unitus Community Credit Union

The PMI Agile Roundtable provides a forum for exchanging ideas, techniques and real world experiences (good and bad) in managing agile projects. Although sponsored by PMI, all roles and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to participate. We value the variety of perspectives and levels of experience with agile.

For July we'll select topics from our backlog as a group and time box the discussions.

Note: 1 PMI PDU can be claimed for attending this event

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MaptimePDX - Learn to parse data and create maps with Justin Palmer.
Esri Portland R&D Center

Learn to parse data and create maps with Justin Palmer

Justin will lead a workshop on how to create maps on July 8th.

Bring your laptops and questions as this will be a hands-on Maptime where you will learn how to make sense of a data set and use tools to create a map.

Pizza and drinks will be provided.

RSVP Here

Beginning & Experienced Mappers Welcome!

Portland Oregon: The Age of a City

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Food Bytes Launch and Community Gathering
eBay Community Lounge

Please join us for the launch of Food Bytes on Wed, July 8 and meet fellow foodtech enthusiasts in the Portland area. We are entrepreneurs, community advocates, thoughtful eaters, home cooks, makers, and innovators who want to create positive change in our food system.

Our group will explore what's taking place at the intersection of food + tech. We are a platform to share ideas, create inspiration, and develop solutions with a focus of building a community in the Portland area.

Come share your interests and inspirations in food and tech. Tell us what you're working on or what you'd like to see, and let's start building a vibrant FoodTech community in Portland!

Find us online at:

Meetup - http://www.meetup.com/foodbytes/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/foodbytespdx

Twitter - https://twitter.com/foodbytespdx

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CHIFOO Meeting:’Outside-In’ Engagement: Identity, Transformation, and Agency in Digital Story Based Games
Connective DX Community Room

"’Outside-In’ Engagement: Identity, Transformation, and Agency in Digital Story Based Games” with Josh Tanenbaum, Transformative Play Lab, University of California

Joshua will help us draw on theories of method acting training to investigate how to support the experience of transforming into a character in a digital narrative. Then we'll discuss the relationships between embodied game interfaces, tangible storytelling, game-based-learning, virtual worlds, and nonverbal communication.

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Thursday
Jul 9
Ruby Module QA
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(Sp)Indie Game Development Night
Spin Laundry

Making video games. Getting clean. Living the dream.

Friday
Jul 10
AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: How to be an Outstanding Servant Leader
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

Is being an "outstanding Servant Leader" a contradiction in terms? How does someone who facilitates the success of others see progress along a desirable career trajectory? How do you know whether you're being the best Servant Leader you can be? Where can you learn more?

The Pub Lunchers chose this topic as an evolution of the discussion on managers and power.

The Scrum Guide identifies Servant Leadership as the model that Scrum Masters should use, and this approach to leadership is considered desirable among Agilists whether or not they are Scrum Masters. But, what is servant leadership?

Come on down to Ringlers on Burnside on 7/10 (NOTE CHANGE TO ADJUST FOR JULY 4th) and talk it through with people who have been there, done the homework, have the stripes to prove it or want to be there do that and get the stripes.

We'll be in the back starting promptly at noon to wrestle with this perennially attractive topic.

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Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people.

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out.

We're meeting this Friday at 4 PM at the Green Dragon. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/223500745/

Thank you.

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IndieWebCamp 2015 Pre-Party
Pints Brewing

This is a pre-party for IndieWebCamp 2015! Everyone is welcome to the pre-party regardless of whether you're coming to IndieWebCamp, and drink tickets will be provided for registered attendees thanks to our sponsors!.

Register for a ticket and add yourself to the 2015 guest list before all the spots fill up!

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Saturday
Jul 11
IndieWebCamp 2015
through Esri Portland R&D Center

Join us at Esri's R&D Center office in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more.

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites. Homestead, don’t sharecrop! You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more!

Register for your ticket here! https://ti.to/indiewebcamp/2015-portland

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Monday
Jul 13
SharePoint 2013 End User Training Course
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content author, reviewer, approver, visitor, business users with basic SharePoint skills and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their workgroups and teams, not necessarily power users or site builders. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding of how to use SharePoint Server 2013 sites or sub-sites.

Duration: 1 Day Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00 • In Classroom: $485.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction to SharePoint 2013

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Team Site Community Site Blog Site Record Center Site

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Libraries Document Library Picture Library Wiki Page Library Form Library

Module 4 – SharePoint 2013 Lists Announcements Links and Promoted Links Calendar Discussion Boards Contacts List Issue Tracking

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Search and Navigation Search/Wildcard Filtering Advanced Search

Module 6 – Using SharePoint to Locate and Share Information Share a Team Site Newsfeed Working with My Site

Module 7 – Using Web Apps with Documents Creating New Documents in Word Web App Using SkyDrive Using Version Control Using Content Approval Collaboration using Co-Authoring Check Out and Edit a Document Editing and Co-Authoring an Excel Document Editing and Co-Authoring a Power Point Presentation

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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SharePoint Online Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individuals looking to get up to speed on working with SharePoint Online within Office 365. It is geared at people with little or no experience or exposure to SharePoint and is designed to help introduce them to the technology and then walk them through the various facets of it that will empower them to manage and define their content using SharePoint Online. Furthermore, it will empower the user in administering SharePoint Online within Office 365.

In terms of the Feature management and definition, the training is geared towards contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their workgroups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals.

This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manages sites in SharePoint Online the console and Management shell.

Duration - 5 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,185.00 • In Classroom: $1,995.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint, an Introduction What is SharePoint? User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Yammer Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Working with Lists Working With Libraries

Module 4 – SharePoint Libraries Document Library Picture Library Wiki Pages Library Form Library

Module 5 – SharePoint Lists Announcements Links and Promoted Links Calendar Discussion Boards Contacts Lists Issue Tracking

Module 6 – SharePoint Search & Navigation Search/Wildcard Filtering/Refiners Advanced Search

Module 7 – Working with Documents Creating New Documents in SharePoint Online Via Web Apps Via Office Applications Using One Drive Version Control Co-Authoring

Day 2 Module 8 – Managing SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Templates Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 9 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 10 – Managing Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists and Libraries Lab

Module 11 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Lab

Module 12 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create Custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group Membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets TermsTags Create Managed Terms Create Managed Terms Based Columns Lab

Module 14 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 15 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 16 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team Site Home Page (wiki page) Adding Web Parts for Existing Lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to Display Images Using the Content Query Web Part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 17 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 4 Module 18 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to Use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience Lab

Module 19 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the Tool and Interface Navigating Site Elements Through Designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 20 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the Box Workflows Implement and Define OOB Workflows Using the 3-state Workflow to Manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 21 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool Interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an Existing List Form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Customizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 22 – Governance Governance Overview General Best Practices Tips Leveraging What You Have Learned Labs

Day 5 Module 23 – Introduction to Office 365 Design and Architecture Set Up Permissions Lab

Module 24 – Introduction to SharePoint Online Administration SharePoint Online Admin Console Navigating the Interface Lab

Module 25 – Types of SharePoint Site Collections Private Site Collections Public Site Collections

Module 26 – SharePoint Online Settings Tools and Settings for SharePoint Online Creating Site Collections Assigning Storage and Memory

Module 27 – SharePoint Online Management Shell Introduction to the SharePoint Online Management Shell Setup the SharePoint Online Management Shell Windows PowerShell Environment

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Portland Startup Summit
Holocene

Portland is the next big thing.

You're invited to Portland Startup Summit 2.0.1, taking place at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St.) from 11 AM to 7 PM on Monday, July 13.

Half-day tickets are FREE while supplies last. Get them here.

Brought to you by the team behind SF Beta, Startup Happy Hour, and Dev-to-Dev Summit, we've put together an all-star lineup of speakers from the Portland startup scene, with some very special guests from Silicon Valley.

Register now and join our online community: http://www.portlandstartupsummit.com

And now, the agenda:

THE POWER OF THE PORTLAND BRAND Portland is more than just a city – it's a global brand. Nobody understands this better than Marcus Harvey, Founder of Portland Gear and the ever-popular @Portland instagram account. Rather than building a novel identity from scratch, this talk encourages founders to co-brand with Portland from day one – a tactic embraced not only by Marcus, but by this very summit. • Marcus Harvey, Founder, Portland Gear

THE FUTURE OF FOOD This feature session reflects upon the rapidly evolving Portland food scene, sharing the stories and viewpoints from three local leaders in the booming industry. This panel will share the personal stories from the visionaries behind companies and brands that people know; explore different food startup business models (eg. What kind of food startup is fundable, and by whom?); discuss case studies and examples of successful food startups; and speculate openly and with sweeping hand gestures on the future of food in Portland. • Erik Wolf, Founder, SavorSearch • Tom Gillpatrick, Juan Young Professor of Marketing and Food Management, Portland State University • Sarah Masoni, Product & Process Development Manager, OSU Food Innovation Center • Matt Milletto, Owner/Partner, Water Avenue Coffee

KEYNOTE: RISE OF THE SILICON VALLEY AMBASSADOR As Portland and the Bay Area grow ever more interconnected, startups need to be active on both sides of the #SiliconBridge. Portland startups can do this by working with a Silicon Valley Ambassador, a role being pioneered by Bay Area technology veteran Mary Hodder, who works alongside the Portland-based team at Village. This talk will explore the dynamics of a multi-city team and present a vision of the Silicon Valley Ambassador as a new, yet vital, position for Portland startups to consider. • Mary Hodder, Co-Founder & CPO, Village

THE PERSONAL IS THE PROFESSIONAL This talk explores the evolving nature of professionalism in the era of cultural diversity, decentralized media, and personal branding. It's time to rethink assumptions about professional identity, moving towards a framework of empowerment, individuality, and interconnection. • Dave Barcos, Founder, Bridge Incubator

AN INSIDE LOOK AT INTRAPRENEURSHIP Innovation matters to big companies as much as small ones. In a process called "intrapreneurship," large organizations empower champions to create and scale new opportunities. In many ways the best of both worlds – and in many ways more challenging – this talk explores intrapreneurship from the perspective of one its most experienced practitioners. • Jay Fayloga, Intrapreneur & Advisor

STARTING UP WITHOUT INVESTORS Drawing on the success stories of local crowdfunded startups, this panel examines non-traditional sources of capital in an increasingly diverse funding landscape. Panelists will discuss both the advantages and drawbacks to non-traditional fundraising, sharing success stories and lessons learned in the process. • Thubten Comerford, Founder, WePost Media • Kristen Gallagher, Founder, Edify Education Design • Helga Waage, Co-Founder & CTO, Mobilitus • Tekin Tatar, CEO & Co-Founder, BeFunky

Learn more and review participation options: http://www.portlandstartupsummit.com

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Startup Happy Hour @ Portland Startup Summit
Holocene

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups. Portland Startup Summit is a summit for Portland startups. Put them together, and what do you get? A very happy hour indeed.

You're invited to join us at Startup Happy Hour at Portland Startup Summit, providing FREE half-day access from 3 to 7 PM.

In addition to the usual happy hour shenanigans, attendees will enjoy free access to late afternoon talks, complimentary libations from Softlayer, and the chance to meet interactive food startups at our Edible Expo.

RSVP required: http://www.portlandstartupsummit.com

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Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

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

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Tuesday
Jul 14
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Duration - 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,235.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint 2013, an Introduction What’s New in 2013 User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Template Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 4 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists Lab

Module 6 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 2 Module 8 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets Terms Tags Create managed terms Create Managed Columns Lab

Module 9 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 11 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team site home page (wiki page) Adding web parts for existing lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to display images Using the Content Query web part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 12 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience

Module 14 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the tool and interface Navigating site elements through designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 15 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the box Workflows Implement and define OOB workflows Using the 3-state workflow to manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 16 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an existing list form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Creating a custom InfoPath Form for use with a Form LibraryCustomizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 17 – Governance Governance Overview General Best practices Tips Leveraging what you have learned Labs

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Talk about "Better Stories, Better Technologies"
New Relic

Note: We'll give away one free 3-day pass to OSCON 2015, good July 22-24. Sign up when you arrive, and we'll raffle off the pass after the talk is complete!


If you attended the Write The Docs 2015 Conference, you know the importance of User Stories, and how they lead to more readable documentation.

On July 14 (Bastille Day!), Amelia Abreu will give us her take on the User Story, when she talks about:

  • Better Stories, Better Technologies:

Technologies all have stories behind them, some we hear, some we don’t. From the genesis of a product idea, to the way that technologists characterize their work, to documentation, to startup origin stories. Development frameworks operationalize stories as a way to build features. Documentation tells a story, and speaks to certain stories about our users.

How can documentarians think critically about the way that we tell stories? How do we confront times when some stories get told over others? How do we talk about our successes, and how do we not talk about our failures? Whose stories get heard: how do women, people of color, disabled people, and “non-technical” workers get left out of the stories we hear?

In this talk, I’ll explore some of the ways that stories and storytelling are used in building technologies. I’ll share what I’ve found in looking at stories in technology, and propose some practical solutions for telling better stories and using them in building products.

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Wednesday
Jul 15
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

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

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

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

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Homebrew Website Club PDX
Beulahland

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

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Ruby Book Club
Renewable Funding

Reading through technical books in a group is a great way to learn. You can stay motivated by reading together; better apply what you are reading by actively communicating it, as well as hearing others perspectives that will help you better understand the book. Even if you're a more experienced developer it's a great way to keep your skill sharp and share your wisdom and experience. If none of that is convincing just come and have fun with fellow ruby developers!

We are starting a new book Metaprogramming Ruby 2: Program Like the Ruby Pros by Paolo Perrotta. This week we will discuss Chapter 1-2. Please come having read the chapters and ready to discuss it.

Make sure to grab food before. Looking for a sponsor, contact me if you are interested.

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Portland Erlang / Elixir Social Hour
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

It's summertime in Portland! Rather than work our brains too hard in the heat, let's just get together, socialize, chat and show off anything we happen to be working on.

Meetup with us at the Lucky Lab on SE Hawethorne. Look for the Erlang laptop stickers!

We'll get back to having speakers in September.

Stay tuned for news about Erlang at OSCON.

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Science on Tap - Blood Secrets
Kiggins Theatre

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door. This is an all-ages event.

Full Title: Crime Scene Reconstruction: The Devil Is In The Details

Have you ever wondered how crime scene investigations actually work? At this Science on Tap, join Rod Englert of Englert Forensic Consultants as he takes you behind the scenes and explains how homicide investigations can test the limits of an investigator’s power of observation, intuitive thinking, and creative ability.

Chief Deputy (Retired) Rod Englert, a 50-year veteran of law enforcement, retired as Commander of the Operations Division, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Portland, Oregon, in 1995. He is also is the author of Blood Secrets: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist.

Books will be available for sale and signing.


*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Thursday
Jul 16
PDX Big Data Discussion Group
Yieldbot

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

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

This month's paper is Gaussian Process Latent Variable Models for Visualisation of High Dimensional Data by Lawrence. Read it or don't - the goal is just to have something to start conversations. "Did you read the paper?" will do nicely.

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

There will be food.

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Friday
Jul 17
SharePoint Online Administration Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Administrators for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 Administration Console. This one day course is designed for SharePoint users already familiar with Site Administration and Management. It introduces the user to managing and understanding the Office 365 instance and set up and then trains them on the set up and management capabilities of SharePoint Online and how various aspects of leveraging SharePoint Online via the console and management shell.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE or in our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00 • In Classroom: $485.00

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Introduction to Office 365 Design and Architecture Set up Permissions

Module 2 – Introduction to SharePoint Online Administration SharePoint Online Admin Console Navigating the interface

Module 3 – Types of SharePoint Site Collections Private Site Collections Public Site Collections Lab

Module 4 – SharePoint Online Settings Tools and settings for SharePoint Online Creating Site Collections Assigning Storage and Memory Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint Online Management Shell Introduction to the SharePoint Online management shell Set up the SharePoint Online Management Shell Windows PowerShell environment Lab

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people.

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out.

We're meeting this Friday at 4 PM at the Green Dragon. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/223390236/

Thank you.

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Monday
Jul 20
OSCON
through OScon Oregon Convention Center

Open Source Conference. It's big, it's expensive, it's a portland tech tradition.

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Ruby brightnight
Epicodus

Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

Bring Computers to work on if you prefer

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PIGSquad Drink 'n Draw & XO Kickstarter Launch Party!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Join the Portland Indie Game Squad and Jumpdrive Studios in an evening of playing locally-made games and sketching your favorites! Game developers will be setting up their games for anyone to play while we've invited artists to come draw "fan art" of the games on display. • Any developers are welcome to come set up their projects; • any artists (or non-artists!) are welcome to make game-inspired drawings; • anyone is welcome to come hang out, play games, and have fun!

This Drink n’ Draw is special in that we’re teaming up with Jumpdrive Studios, which will be launching XO on Kickstarter on July 20th. They've been supporting PIGSquad by sponsoring game jams, donating their time and energy to help with events, and some of the team met at PIGSquad meetups :D

BONUS: They’re doing something special just for PIGSquad members - for those of you who back the project in the first 48 hours, you get a free Enemy Carrier poster! Here’s how it works: 1.) Back XO on Kickstarter (any tier) within the first 48 hours 2.) Leave a comment in the XO Kickstarter campaign and mention PIGSquad (you must be a backer to leave a comment) 3.) Come out to the Drink ’n Draw / XO Kickstarter Launch Party, show us your comment, and pick up your free poster!

More comments in our campaign will help drive XO to the top of the listings, spread awareness for PIGSquad, and you get something that’s only available to early backers in the area… everyone wins! We’ll be around with a laptop so we can look through the comments section for you. And if you can’t make it out that night or become a backer on Tuesday, we’ll bring them to other upcoming events throughout the summer.

Play, drink, draw – that's the gist!

For artists, I will have super super basic paper/pencil/coloring supplies on site if you want to use them. If you are interested in showcasing a game and I haven't already spoken with you, please comment on this event and I can share more details about setup. In-progress games are welcome.

The listed event time is only recommended; feel free to come earlier or stay later if you'd like. The venue is listed as 21 and over, but no one IDs unless you ask for an alcoholic drink. Message an admin here or e-mail us at pigsquad@gmail.com if you have any questions!

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Tuesday
Jul 21
Implementing Data Management Strategy through Data Governance and Data Quality Process - DAMA July 2015
Standard Insurance Center Auditorium

Fellow Lovers of Data, join me at DAMA in Downtown Portland on July 21st for a great face-to-face education opportunity. This month, we are bringing in Sanjay Shirude, an internationally recognized technologist to speak on the topic of "Implementing Data Management Strategy through Data Governance and Data Quality process"

What you will learn:

  • What is Data management strategy, data governance and data quality process?
  • What is the relationships amongst them?
  • How to begin developing unambiguous practices to maintain organization data assets.

Date: Tuesday July 21. Location: Downtown Portland. Time: 8:30 to 11:30am

Free for members and employees of corporate members. $15 for non-members to cover refreshments and speaker travel costs. $5 for students with valid ID.

The Portland Data Management user group (DAMAPDX.org) is dedicated to delivering thought provoking, data-centric presentations that will make you more successful as a data professional. We are volunteer-run organization serving our local data community since the 1980s.

Abstract:

Data management strategy describes what, why and when to manage an organization’s data assets. While data management functions describe where, who and how these assets will be managed, without data management strategy the data management program is rudderless. Without data management functions the data management program is haphazard, and without effective communication the data management program is obscured. These three process are, in essence, the “Locus of Cultural Change” - challenges to As–Is accountabilities, decisions and habits. It is important to know, how the data governance and data quality process simplifies the implementation of this cultural change and assists in implementing data management strategy. This presentation will walk through the process of developing data governance and data quality practices to effectively implement data management strategy.

About the Speaker:

Sanjay Shirude is a practitioner, consultant, and educator in the field of Business Information and Technology Integration. He brings a simplified and balanced perspective to transforming data into integrated intelligent impressions through a career of more than twenty five (25) years, encompassing both business leadership and technical roles. Sanjay now focuses on management strategies, systems integration, best practices and training as keys to simplifying application automation and data integration.

Sanjay is a recognized international speaker. His consulting and mentoring practice focuses on areas such as Data Governance, Enterprise Data Warehousing, Master Data Management (MDM), applied Business Intelligence architecture/analytics, Data Maturity Model, and application of yogic techniques to data management. Sanjay has served as executive board member for DAMA-I, DAMA-PS, and NCMA South Sound Chapter. Sanjay is co-author and contributor to the Data Management Body of Knowledge-II (DMBOK-II). Sanjay holds a Ph.D. in Information Management; Masters in Statistics, Masters in Management and PMP, CDMP, CBIP, and Enterprise Data Management Expert (from CMMI) Certifications.

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OWASP Chapter Meeting
New Relic

Talk

At the end of the day, security depends on code. Secure software demands secure code, configuration, management, testing, and constant improvement.

Security automation aligns perfectly with the modern, fast-paced environments like continuous delivery that are quickly seeping into companies of all kinds.

Automation provides drastic results with little effort, but quickly reaches a plateau where the effort involved in finding better results that provide value rises above the value of focusing elsewhere.

In this talk, I will focus on some of the lesser discussed topics of security automation and how they relate to the lines of code that produce the reason why we are discussing security automation today. The goal is to give a complete understanding of the ways that companies like _ and _ have produced secure code that runs their web applications.

Speaker

Neil is currently an engineer at GitHub, co-founder of Brakeman Security Inc., and OWASP Orange County board member. Formerly, he was an application security engineer at Twitter, OC Ruby leader, and AppSec California organizer. Neil enjoys long walks on the beach, long walks in the woods, and long walks anywhere really. His turnoffs include noisy offices, noisy people, and noisy anything really.

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PDXCPP - Portland C++ User's Group - July Meeting-- feat. Jon Kalb
Cedexis

Join us for socializing and discussion of modern C++. Learn from presentations by local experts and have fun times with other code creators in a comfortable environment. Cedexis will generously be providing the venue, food, and refreshments.

For our July meeting, we're very pleased to be hosting special guest Jon Kalb! Jon recently co-authored "C++ Today: The Beast is Back", and will be presenting his talk, "When Performance Counts: C++ in the 21st Century" in a special session just for PDXCPP!

You can read more about Jon's talk at the OSCON site:
http://www.oscon.com/open-source-2015/public/schedule/detail/41619

The book may be downloaded for no charge (with signup): https://www.jetbrains.com/cpp-today-oreilly/

About Jon Kalb:

Jon is an award winning conference speaker and does on-site training on C++ best practices and advanced topics.

He is conference chair for C++Now and CppCon, programs content for the Silicon Valley Code Camp C++ Track, and is an active member of ACCU Silicon Valley.

Jon has been programming in C++ for over 25 years, writing C++ for Amazon, Apple,Dow Chemical, Intuit, Lotus, Microsoft, Netscape, Sun, Yahoo! and a number of companies that you've never heard of.

He chairs the Boost Steering Committee, serves on the advisory board of Undo Software, and is a Microsoft MVP.

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Wednesday
Jul 22
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Justin Miller Topic: Swift

Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

Thursday
Jul 23
Code Oregon Labs - Free Tutoring for Online Learners
Portland Code School

Code Fellows and Portland Code School (PCS) invite online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows and PCS will provide tutors at a 6:1 ratio -- and pizza for the hungry. You bring your laptop. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Thursday, July 23, 6-9 PM Portland Code School - 735 SW 20th Pl RSVP here: http://www.codefellows.org/events-calendar#pdx-july-col

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Ruby Module QA
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Friday
Jul 24
Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people.

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out.

We're meeting this Friday at 4 PM at the Green Dragon. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/nhkbjlytkbgc/

Thank you.

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Startup Weekend Vancouver
through Clark College Main Campus

Vancouver, WA is an amazing town with vast hidden talents and entrepreneurial energy. It has an incredible history of pioneering and forging ahead into the future. Startup Weekend is a great weekend-long event to celebrate and foster that spirit. It has the potential to help individuals change their future as well as spark incredible vital startup scene in the city.

Come out and flex your Entrepreneurial muscles. For 54 hours starting on Friday July 24th we will imagine, dream, prove out and create business concepts and friendships that can change our lives and the future of the North Bank.

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We Code Women's Hackathon
through Puppet Labs

WOMEN'S HACKATHON HOSTED BY NIKE & PUPPET LABS

Web designers and developers of all levels are invited to work on a fun project in small teams at this creative and collaborative coding event for women in tech. The event is open to the public. T-shirts, prizes, and food will be provided.

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Monday
Jul 27
Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

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

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Tuesday
Jul 28
RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jul 29
Ruby Lunch
Fat Head's Brewery

Eat lunch, talk Ruby! All experiences, beginner to expert, welcome.

Homebrew Website Club PDX
Beulahland

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

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Let's meetup and build a 2048 bot using Canopy!

Let's get hands-on with some F#! This meetup we will be building a 2048 bot using Canopy. The code for this dojo can be found here.

For those who have not seen the game, check out 2048 here to get a feel for the rules of the game. There are many versions of this game out for your favorite flavor of mobile device, the web, and probably for your refrigerator as well!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/
https://github.com/c4fsharp/Dojo-Canopy-2048

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Friday
Jul 31
Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people.

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out.

We're meeting this Friday at 4 PM at the Green Dragon. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/nhkbjlytkbpc/

Thank you.

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Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations
Anna Bananas

Programming OS Web Spatio-temporal Mapping Visiualizations: Friday, July 31st, 7:00pm, Anna Bananas St Johns, 8716 N. Lombard, Portland, Oregon (back room). This month we will continue to work with OpenStreetMap data, downloading data to qgis and making a desktop map. After making the desktop map, we will create a leaflet web visualization.

Tuesday
Aug 4
Drop in hour for prospective students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer three courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails, and a new class covering Java, JavaScript, and Android. Currently, the Java class is women-only.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

🎉 13th anniversary meeting 🎉

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

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

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

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

Science on Tap - Sex Ed
Clinton Street Theater

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

LOCATION: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.

COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

DESCRIPTION:

On October 31, 2011, the world’s population reached 7 billion, 2 years ahead of projections by the United Nations. High birth rates are associated with developing countries where access to family planning services are limited. Inadequate contraceptive options and accessibility are also issues in the U.S. where ~50% of all pregnancies are unintended. At this Science on Tap, Jon Hennebold, PhD, Associate Scientist in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at OHSU, will talk about research toward developing effective and safe contraceptive methods for couples seeking family planning options. (World Population Clock)

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Thursday
Aug 6
SharePoint Online Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Developers for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 cloud environment. This one day course defines the development capabilities within SharePoint Online and how various aspects of SharePoint Online can be leveraged for development purposes.

Duration - 2 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1185.00 • In Classroom: $1295.00

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

Module 3 – SharePoint API Development Client side object model JavaScript REST

Module 4 – Forms InfoPath Form Excel Survey FoSL App Forms (MSAccess)

Module 5 – Developing App Parts Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

Module 7 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2013 Deploy New App

Module 8 – O365 Development Napa, Visual Studio 2013

Module 9 – Mobile App Mobile App Development

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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CHIFOO Game Night!
Guardian Games

"CHIFOO Game Night" with You, The Dynamic Ladies and Gentlemen of CHIFOO

Come join us for our first ever CHIFOO Game Night! Come try out a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are very welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded.

Guardian Games thank you!

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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
Aug 7
AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Making the Business and Technical Case for Pair Programming and TDD
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

This June Cotten Blackwell's Agile team started a 3-month pilot adoption of pair programming and TDD – almost exactly as practiced during Coderetreats (http://coderetreat.org/facilitating/structure-of-a-coderetreat), which they used to kick off their pilot and can’t recommend strongly enough.

So exactly how did they get management and team approval (and active support) for TDD/pair programming?

Well, they are definitely blessed with Product Managers (and Directors) who are very big-picture, and highly open to persuasive business cases grounded in data and metrics. But, they think that how they made the business and technical case for pair programming and TDD is worth sharing – and that much of it might be highly applicable to your team.

Bio: Cotten Blackwell is an engineering manager, Agile champion and Swift developer with over 15 years experience leading, coaching and mentoring software development teams. For the last four years he’s been doing that at Huron Consulting Group, where he’s known for his focus on improving team health and employee development and retention. Cotten has driven continuous improvements in Huron’s mastery of Agile and Lean Startup fundamentals, and has leveraged multiple software teams to more consistently, more deeply engage in risk identification, analysis and mitigation.

RSVP's to jean@azuregate.net very welcome but not required.

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Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people.

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out.

We're meeting this Friday at 4 PM at the Green Dragon. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/nhkbjlytlbkb/

Thank you.

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Monday
Aug 10
Project Management in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Project Managers looking to leverage and understand SharePoint 2013 to create and design portals and sites designed to equip them and their team with a platform to manage projects. This course guides them through the various collaboration tools that can be leveraged to define and build reusable templates for Project Sites in SharePoint 2013. This course assumes some prior understanding and experience with SharePoint 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00

Course Outline:

Module 1- Introduction to SharePoint 2013 Brief Introduction of SharePoint 2013 Project Management

Module 2– Collaboration in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to lists and libraries Collaboration and document management

Module 3 – Project Site in SharePoint 2013 Introduction to Sites Building a new Project Site Site Templates and creating Project Templates

Module 4– Tools for Project Management Project Summary Web part Visual Timeline of the Project’s Tasks Complete Tasks schedule of a Project including sub-tasks Library for storing relevant Project Documents Notebook for quickly capturing and organizing information about the project Shared Calendars for Team Events Site Mailboxes

Module 5– Content Types Leveraging Content Types for Project Management Defining and implementing a standard architecture across projects

Module 6– Leveraging SharePoint Workflows for Project Management Creating custom workflows Project Management scenarios

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
Aug 11
SharePoint 2013 Administrator Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for SharePoint Power Users who have extensive experience managing SharePoint Sites and Site Collections and working with the various End user based tools such as SharePoint Designer and InfoPath to build custom solutions. This training introduces you to the back end/server side of SharePoint on premise and covers, in detail, the technical architecture and nature of a SharePoint farm. It walks you through setting up, installation and configuration of a full SharePoint 2013 Server farm and then builds on it by presenting the administration, best practices and governance of SharePoint as a Farm administrator.

Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: Exam 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Exam 70-332: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

Audience: This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals.

Duration – 3 Days Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,485.00

Course Outline:

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint Deployment Overview Enterprise Product Architecture Software, Hardware and Virtualization Requirements Enterprise Functional Areas Farm and Service Application Architecture Editions and Licensing

Module 2 – Installation and Configuration Installing Prerequisites Server Farm Installation Web Applications and Site Collection Configuration Configuring Service Applications User Profile Services Search Service Applications Email Configuration Workflow Manager Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Deployment Best Practices Information Architecture Service Application Security Web Application, Site Collections, Quotas, and Content Databases

Module 4 – SharePoint Unified Search Configuring Result Sources Search Center Search Navigation Search Refiners Lab

Day 2 Module 5 – Enterprise Metadata Management Managing Metadata Metadata Navigation Metadata Refinement Panel Cross Site Publishing Lab

Module 6 – Introduction to PowerShell Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Module 8 – Office Web Apps Prerequisites Office Web Apps Server Creating the Office Web Apps Server Farm Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2013

Day 3 Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Business Data Catalogue Store Creating External Content Types Permissions and Security Lab

Module 10 – SQL Server Reporting Service Installation Register and Start Create a Reporting Service Application Create a Report

Module 11 – Backup and Restore Backup Architecture and options Recovery Processes Automating Farm Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Automating SQL Database Backups using PowerShell and Server Manager Lab

Module 12 – Migration SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 In-Place upgrade Database detach/attach upgrade SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 Migration Database detach/Attach upgrade Lab

Module 13 – Governance Project and Operational Management Development and Configuration Infrastructure Operational Concerns Education and Training Navigation, Taxonomy and Search

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Friday
Aug 14
SharePoint 2013 Site Design, Customization & Branding Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn SharePoint customization, branding and best practices on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

Audience: Administrators, Architects, Developers, Designers and Power Users . All the labs are done using SharePoint and SharePoint Designer 2013.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $585.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – SharePoint 2013 Branding What’s New in 2013 Branding

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Publishing sites vs. non-publishing sites Solution/Site Templates

Module 3 – Web Designer Galleries – SharePoint Designer 2013 Master Page Page Layout Theme Composed Looks

Module 4 – Look and Feel Design Manager Tree view and Navigation Change the look

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Customization Navigation Quick Launch Content Editor Web Part

Module 6 – Responsive Web Design Achieving fluid design with HTML5 Enhancing user interaction with jQuery

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people.

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out.

We're meeting this Friday at 4 PM at the Green Dragon. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/nhkbjlytlbsb/

Thank you.

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Tuesday
Aug 18
PDX Git Together
eBay Community Lounge

The new PDX Git Together is fast-forwarding into the future!

Puppet is graciously providing food sponsorship, so remember to thank them.

Bart Massey will be talking about workflow design and implementation, including how he publishes Inform 7 code on Github and generic shell scripts he has created for dealing with single-person small repo workflows.

Jason LaPier will also be speaking about how his small team at Elemental uses Atlassian Stash and how it is different than the more common Github workflows.

Would you like to present at a future PDX Git Together? Send an email to the pdxgit mailing list and/or contact Duke at duke@leto.net .

Would you like to sponsor food or other stuff for future PDX Git Togethers? Contact Duke at duke@leto.net .

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Wednesday
Aug 19
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Duration - 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,235.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint 2013, an Introduction What’s New in 2013 User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Template Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 4 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists Lab

Module 6 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 2 Module 8 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets Terms Tags Create managed terms Create Managed Columns Lab

Module 9 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 11 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team site home page (wiki page) Adding web parts for existing lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to display images Using the Content Query web part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 12 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience

Module 14 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the tool and interface Navigating site elements through designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 15 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the box Workflows Implement and define OOB workflows Using the 3-state workflow to manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 16 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an existing list form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Creating a custom InfoPath Form for use with a Form LibraryCustomizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 17 – Governance Governance Overview General Best practices Tips Leveraging what you have learned Labs

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Thursday
Aug 20
Esri Hackerlab
Esri PDX R&D Center

We are hosting our third HackerLab event in Portland, OR! This is a four-hour, hands-on, strategically guided lab for developers that will cover how to build map apps with ArcGIS Online, APIs and Services, Open Source, and also with AppStudio for ArcGIS (for native apps).

The tutorials are led by Allan Laframboise, who is a really smart dude that tends to focus on JavaScript. He will give you time to play in between the tutorials. Snacks will be there for you to munch on.

This is a BYOM, BYOI, BYOA, and BYOD event: bring your own machine (seriously, we don't have any extras), ideas, apps and data. Yeah.

Oh and here is a list of the required materials:

  1. Computer

  2. GitHub account

  3. Git installed and configured

  4. Text editor

  5. ArcGIS for Developers or ArcGIS Organization account

HackerLab Agenda:

12:30PM - 5:00PM - HackerLab (We get started promptly at 12:30!)

WE REPEAT: Bring your own machine! We will not have any extras for use.

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Friday
Aug 21
Camp Smalltalk Portland 2015
through CTRL-H

Camp Smalltalk is a gathering of Smalltalk enthusiasts.

There is no set schedule, but of course we all have strong interests. Some of the areas that will surely be covered include:

  • Smalltalk on small devices, such as Scratch on Raspberry PI
  • Web frameworks such as Seaside
  • Virtual machine implementations
  • Data processing applications
  • Language design, Smalltalk and beyond

If you are curious about Smalltalk, feel free to drop by and give Smalltalk a try.

Registration

https://www.picatic.com/event14352674835773927

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Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people.

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out.

We're meeting this Friday at 4 PM at the Green Dragon. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/nhkbjlytlbcc/

Thank you.

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Monday
Aug 24
SharePoint 2013 Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This course is the place to learn development, best practices and business solution building on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs.

This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals. We cover both code (Visual Studio) and no-code (SharePoint Designer) hands-on labs in this course.

Microsoft Certification This course will prepare students for following certifications: 70-488: MCTS: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions 70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions

Audience: This course is intended for IT Professionals (Administrators, Developers, Architects, Engineering Managers, etc.). Experience building web based applications using HTML, ASP.NET, C# and SQL are beneficial.

  • It is expected that you’re familiar with .Net, HTML, CSS and/or Javascript

Duration: 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE athttps://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,585.00 • In Classroom: $1,695.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Developer Overview New to SharePoint 2013 Updated in SharePoint 2013 Hardware Requirements Software Requirements

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

Module 3 – App Store Development Build a Simple App in Visual Studio 2012 Deploy New App

Module 4 – SharePoint API Development Server and client side object model JavaScript REST

Module 5 – Developing Remote Event Receivers Create a Remote Event Receiver

Module 6 – Building Workflows Create a Workflow Workflows in Visual Studio

Module 7 – Building Timer Job Create a Timer Job Timer Job in Visual Studio

Module 8 – Developing Web Parts Task 1: Build a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio

Module 9 – Business Connectivity Services Access an External Database using Visual Studio 2012

Module 10 – Client Side and Web Services Application View the site Create a SharePoint Empty Project in Visual Studio Add the Button Code to the Project Deploy the SolutionCreate a New Project and Add a Web Part Add scripting code to access and render SharePoint list data Deploy and test the Web Part

Module 11 – App Development Napa, Visual Studio 2012 Host Web, App Web and Isolated Web Components Authentication and Permissions

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Wednesday
Aug 26
Ruby Lunch
Fat Head's Brewery

Eat lunch, talk Ruby! All experiences, beginner to expert, welcome.

Friday
Aug 28
Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Startup Happy Hour! is a friendly, informal gathering of like-minded people.

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out.

We're meeting this Friday at 4 PM at the Green Dragon. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/nhkbjlytlblc/

Thank you.

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Monday
Aug 31
SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence and Reporting Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This SharePoint 2013 training class provides individuals with practical information, exercises and labs that enable them to build reports, dashboards, KPIs, scorecards, charts, power view and power pivot on the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 platform using Dashboard Designer 2013, Excel 2013, Report Builder 3.0 and Visual Studio 2012.

Audience This class is intended for application developers or reporters who use Microsoft SharePoint 2013 in a team-based, medium to large sized development environment. Anyone looking to build reports, dashboard, KPI’s, scorecards, charts, power view, power pivot on the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 platform using Dashboard Designer 2013, Excel 2013, Report Builder 3.0 and Visual Studio 2012.

Goals and Objectives for Attendees Upon Training Completion: Understand the SharePoint Data Source and be able to access it via various protocols. Be able to Work through setting-up a data connection with various options. Ability to Write Excel based reports. Be able to deploy Excel based reports to SharePoint as well as understand Excel web access. Understand how to write Pivot table based report and deploy to it SharePoint. Be able to write Power Pivot based report and deploy it to SharePoint. Ability to write Power View report and deploy it to SharePoint. Understand how to write Dashboard/Scorecards using the Dashboard designer. Ability to access data from PowerPivot or SQL based cube from a custom database. Be able to write SSRS report and deploy them to SharePoint.

Duration - 2 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,185.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Business Intelligence Introduction

Module 2 – Data Connections and Secure Store Service Data Source and Connection Secure Store Service

Module 3 – Excel Services Designing Reports in Excel Reports in SharePoint

Module 4 – Excel with PowerPivot DAX KPIs PowerPivot Management

Module 5 – Reporting Services Report Builder Report Design and Deployment Power View

Module 6 – PerformancePoint Services Dashboard Designer KPIs and KPI details Scorecards Analytical charts Decomposition tree Strategy map

Module 7 – Visio Graphics Service Visio Drawing v/s Web Drawing Data Connections and refresh

Module 8 – Business Data Connectivity Business Data Connectivity Service External List

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
Sep 1
Drop in hour for prospective students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer three courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails, and a new class covering Java, JavaScript, and Android. Currently, the Java class is women-only.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza & beer starting at 6pm, so stop by early if you want to have dinner and socialize before the presentations.

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to New Relic for providing the venue and beer, pizza & snacks this month!

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 29th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 29th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

ABOUT THE GROUP: The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions. Every month 35-75 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby. If you'd like to present or have a topic you'd like discussed, please post to the mailing list. The group usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month, "Ruby Tuesday" -- see you there!

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Wednesday
Sep 2
CHIFOO Meeting: Online Story-Driven Games
Connective DX Community Room

“Online Story-Driven Games” with Rym DeCoster, FIX Flyer, Geek Nights, & Datenighto

Through his geek-focused radio talk show, events and lecturing, Rym has had exposure to and a direct hand in a variety of projects that leverage game-inspired techniques in a computer interface, and will delight us with his stories about how he's observed the unique interaction of gaming and how HCI is maturing.

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Thursday
Sep 3
SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
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. The next Portland event will be held on Thursday, September 3rd and will feature Mark Ferrari, Shannon Page and Annie Bellet.

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Thursday
Sep 10
2015 Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest
through

Accepting photos now through September 14th!

For over a decade, the Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest has been a platform for stunning portraits of the state we call home. Amateur and professional photographers alike have submitted incredible images of mountainscapes, rivers, and elusive creatures that embody our ideal Oregon.

In 2015, we’re expanding the contest aesthetic to include Oregon’s dark side – giving a face to the issues we must address to keep our state pristine and wild. Nature photographers are conservation photographers, so we’re calling on you and your superior eye to capture it all. Send us the scenic and the tragic; the light and the dark – the full Oregon spectrum.

Enter your photos in the 11th annual Outdoor Photo Contest’s four main categories: Wildlands, Wildlife, Waters, and Endangered Places – this year subtitled Oregon: high-contrast, featuring the state and private logging practices that currently harm and continue to threaten our landscape.

Great prizes from Pro Photo Supply and other local businesses for the winners. See contest rules and submit your photos at www.oregonwild.org/photo-contest.

And save the date for the return of Call of the Wild on October 16th at Leftbank Annex where we’ll unveil the winners and celebrate.

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Monday
Sep 14
SharePoint Online Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individuals looking to get up to speed on working with SharePoint Online within Office 365. It is geared at people with little or no experience or exposure to SharePoint and is designed to help introduce them to the technology and then walk them through the various facets of it that will empower them to manage and define their content using SharePoint Online. Furthermore, it will empower the user in administering SharePoint Online within Office 365.

In terms of the Feature management and definition, the training is geared towards contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their workgroups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals.

This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manages sites in SharePoint Online the console and Management shell.

Duration - 5 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,185.00 • In Classroom: $1,995.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint, an Introduction What is SharePoint? User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Yammer Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Working with Lists Working With Libraries

Module 4 – SharePoint Libraries Document Library Picture Library Wiki Pages Library Form Library

Module 5 – SharePoint Lists Announcements Links and Promoted Links Calendar Discussion Boards Contacts Lists Issue Tracking

Module 6 – SharePoint Search & Navigation Search/Wildcard Filtering/Refiners Advanced Search

Module 7 – Working with Documents Creating New Documents in SharePoint Online Via Web Apps Via Office Applications Using One Drive Version Control Co-Authoring

Day 2 Module 8 – Managing SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Templates Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 9 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 10 – Managing Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists and Libraries Lab

Module 11 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Lab

Module 12 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create Custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group Membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets TermsTags Create Managed Terms Create Managed Terms Based Columns Lab

Module 14 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 15 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 16 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team Site Home Page (wiki page) Adding Web Parts for Existing Lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to Display Images Using the Content Query Web Part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 17 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 4 Module 18 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to Use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience Lab

Module 19 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the Tool and Interface Navigating Site Elements Through Designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 20 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the Box Workflows Implement and Define OOB Workflows Using the 3-state Workflow to Manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 21 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool Interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an Existing List Form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Customizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 22 – Governance Governance Overview General Best Practices Tips Leveraging What You Have Learned Labs

Day 5 Module 23 – Introduction to Office 365 Design and Architecture Set Up Permissions Lab

Module 24 – Introduction to SharePoint Online Administration SharePoint Online Admin Console Navigating the Interface Lab

Module 25 – Types of SharePoint Site Collections Private Site Collections Public Site Collections

Module 26 – SharePoint Online Settings Tools and Settings for SharePoint Online Creating Site Collections Assigning Storage and Memory

Module 27 – SharePoint Online Management Shell Introduction to the SharePoint Online Management Shell Setup the SharePoint Online Management Shell Windows PowerShell Environment

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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SharePoint 2013 End User Training Course
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content author, reviewer, approver, visitor, business users with basic SharePoint skills and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their workgroups and teams, not necessarily power users or site builders. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding of how to use SharePoint Server 2013 sites or sub-sites.

Duration: 1 Day Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00 • In Classroom: $485.00

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction to SharePoint 2013

Module 2 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Team Site Community Site Blog Site Record Center Site

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Libraries Document Library Picture Library Wiki Page Library Form Library

Module 4 – SharePoint 2013 Lists Announcements Links and Promoted Links Calendar Discussion Boards Contacts List Issue Tracking

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Search and Navigation Search/Wildcard Filtering Advanced Search

Module 6 – Using SharePoint to Locate and Share Information Share a Team Site Newsfeed Working with My Site

Module 7 – Using Web Apps with Documents Creating New Documents in Word Web App Using SkyDrive Using Version Control Using Content Approval Collaboration using Co-Authoring Check Out and Edit a Document Editing and Co-Authoring an Excel Document Editing and Co-Authoring a Power Point Presentation

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Tuesday
Sep 15
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Duration - 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,235.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint 2013, an Introduction What’s New in 2013 User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Template Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 4 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists Lab

Module 6 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 2 Module 8 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets Terms Tags Create managed terms Create Managed Columns Lab

Module 9 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 11 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team site home page (wiki page) Adding web parts for existing lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to display images Using the Content Query web part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 12 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience

Module 14 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the tool and interface Navigating site elements through designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 15 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the box Workflows Implement and define OOB workflows Using the 3-state workflow to manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 16 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an existing list form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Creating a custom InfoPath Form for use with a Form LibraryCustomizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 17 – Governance Governance Overview General Best practices Tips Leveraging what you have learned Labs

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Friday
Sep 18
SharePoint Online Administration Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for Administrators for SharePoint Online in the Office 365 Administration Console. This one day course is designed for SharePoint users already familiar with Site Administration and Management. It introduces the user to managing and understanding the Office 365 instance and set up and then trains them on the set up and management capabilities of SharePoint Online and how various aspects of leveraging SharePoint Online via the console and management shell.

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE or in our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $435.00 • In Classroom: $485.00

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Introduction to Office 365 Design and Architecture Set up Permissions

Module 2 – Introduction to SharePoint Online Administration SharePoint Online Admin Console Navigating the interface

Module 3 – Types of SharePoint Site Collections Private Site Collections Public Site Collections Lab

Module 4 – SharePoint Online Settings Tools and settings for SharePoint Online Creating Site Collections Assigning Storage and Memory Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint Online Management Shell Introduction to the SharePoint Online management shell Set up the SharePoint Online Management Shell Windows PowerShell environment Lab

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Wednesday
Sep 23
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Scott Neal Topic: TBD

Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

Wednesday
Sep 30
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

This class is designed for individual contributors or departmental staff in a variety of job roles, such as content managers, site owners, site administrators, project managers, administrative assistants, functional or operations managers, business users with basic SharePoint skills, and who have the responsibility for managing SharePoint sites as an enabling technology within their work groups and teams, not necessarily technical professionals. This course provides a comprehensive SharePoint training that will present students with a ground-up understanding for how to use, build and manage sites in a SharePoint 2013 environment.

Duration - 3 Days Offered live ONLINE or In Our CLASSROOM in Beaverton, Oregon.

REGISTER ONLINE at https://www.sharepointinnovations.com/sharepoint-training/schedule/

COST • Online: $1,235.00 • In Classroom: $1,295.00

Course Outline

Day 1 Module 1 – SharePoint 2013, an Introduction What’s New in 2013 User Interface Navigation

Module 2 – My Sites and Social Networking Introduction to MySites, Newsfeeds, One Drive Updating your Social Profile Lab

Module 3 – SharePoint 2013 Sites Introduction to sites, site collections SharePoint Architecture Collaboration, Enterprise and publishing sites Navigation Site Features Site Template Multi-Site Level Recycle Bin Lab

Module 4 – Customizing your SharePoint Site Customizing Themes Defining Layout Navigation Types of Navigation Lab

Module 5 – SharePoint 2013 Lists and Libraries Introduction to Lists and Libraries Columns/Metadata Library Settings List Settings Views Types of Lists Lab

Module 6 – Document Management in SharePoint Managing content Check-in/Check-Out Major and Minor Versioning Content Approval Integration and interface via Office Tools Co-authoring and Office Web Apps Lab

Module 7 – Managing Access / Site Permissions Introduction to Groups and Permission levels Managing User Permissions Create custom Permission Levels Creating Security Groups Managing Group membership Break Permission Inheritance at site, library and item level Lab

Day 2 Module 8 – Introduction to Managed Term Store Term Sets Terms Tags Create managed terms Create Managed Columns Lab

Module 9 – Introduction to Content Types Definition Site Columns Default Content Types and Site Columns Create Content Types Manage and associate Content Types Lab

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

Module 11 – Creating Custom Pages Introduction to SharePoint page types Organize Web Parts on a Team site home page (wiki page) Adding web parts for existing lists Using the Picture Library and Slideshow to display images Using the Content Query web part to Roll-Up Content Lab

Module 12 – Introduction to Business Intelligence Tools BI Tools Excel Web Part Lab

Day 3 Module 13 – Search and Navigation Search at the Site Collection Level Search Settings at Site level Using the Enterprise Search Center Configure Site Collection to use the Search Center Using the Content Search Web Part Customizing your Search Experience

Module 14 – SharePoint Designer 2013 Introduction to the tool and interface Navigating site elements through designer Creating Site Columns, Content Types and Libraries Lab

Module 15 – Workflows Introduction to Workflows Types of Workflows Out of the box Workflows Implement and define OOB workflows Using the 3-state workflow to manage IT Tickets Custom Workflows Introduction to Actions and Conditions in Designer Creating a custom workflow Lab

Module 16 – InfoPath Business Forms Introduction InfoPath Designer Tool interface Types of Forms in SharePoint Customizing an existing list form Creating an InfoPath Form Library Creating a custom InfoPath Form for use with a Form LibraryCustomizing a Document Information Panel Lab

Module 17 – Governance Governance Overview General Best practices Tips Leveraging what you have learned Labs

QUESTIONS? Email us at training@sharepointinnovations.com or visit us online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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Monday
Oct 5
Delight Conference
through Portland Art Museum: Kridel Grand Ballroom

Join us October 5-7 at the Portland Art Museum for a unique conference for people passionate about creating experiences people love. Delight 2015 features two days of keynotes, case study presentations, and hands-on workshops from leaders at brands like Twitter, Fidelity Investments, Airbnb, Virgin America, Intuit, Zappos, and more! The third day is an exclusive patient experience healthcare intensive with Peter Jones, author of Design for Care.

When: October 5-7, 2015 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Where: Portland Art Museum | 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Who: Designers, marketers, developers, digital strategists and more are welcome! If you care about creating and delivering great customer experiences, this conference is for you.

Price: $699 through 7/31 ($599/person for groups of 4+)

Find out more and register on the Delight 2015 site. http://delight.us/conference

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Wednesday
Oct 7
CHIFOO Meeting: Games that Change Us (For the Better!)
Connective DX Community Room

“Games that Change Us (For the Better!)” with Emily Treat, Games for Change

Emily regularly facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Come listen in as she shares her experience and views as an expert game design instructor, game development advisor and game interaction designer, about behind-the-scenes techniques for creating games that really make a difference in the world.

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Wednesday
Oct 28
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Ken Luke Topic: Assembly Language

Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

Wednesday
Nov 11
CHIFOO Meeting: Immersive Design (A Two Speaker CHIFOO Grand Finale!)
Connective DX Community Room

“Immersive Design” with Paul Culp, Super Genius Studio and with Rob LaCosse, Intel & Independent Game Designer

CHIFOO presents two series speakers in our final “Gamefully Employed” speaker series meeting! Paul will explore if it is possible to mirror the quality, productivity and happiness of our digital life in our real lives in “Gaming Gratification's Effect On Life's Everyday Actions”. Last of the year, but certainly not least, Rob presents “Room to Grow: UX, Antifragility, and Live Action Games”. He will discuss creating the architect of a number of game systems and share his insights and experiences and the value of applying them to design and HCI.

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Wednesday
Nov 18
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Note - this meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday to avoid conflicting with Thanksgiving!

Speaker: Cody Garvin Topic: TBD

Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.