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Monday
May 29
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
May 30
Ruby Coworking: Sellwood Edition
The Living Room Coffeehouse

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

Introduction to Balanced Solutions Mini-Workshop
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Level up your skills, network with peers, and learn to deliver better products, services, and solutions with this unique workshop from nuCognitive.

Developing solutions to customer problems is complex balancing act. Some products fail due to a flawed business model while others are neither desirable nor useful. This workshop invites teams to shift their thinking from developing a product or service to delivering a holistic solution that balances business, usage, and technology.

The Three-Circle Model is both a descriptive and a prescriptive approach to develop holistic solutions. It is based on the three fundamental perspectives needed for a balanced and compelling solution; Business, Usage, and Technology. -The Business circle represents the economic viewpoint. A solution must be marketable, profitable, and affordable. -The Usage circle represents the conceptual viewpoint. A solution must be desirable, usable, and useful. -The Technology circle represents the implementation viewpoint. A solution must be manufacturable, functional, and consumable (by the industry and associated ecosystems).

These three circles can be arranged in a Venn diagram with overlaps for Value, Capability, and Ingredients.

The Three-Circle Model forms a cohesive and consistent taxonomy that can be used by organizations as the basis of a shared vocabulary, thereby reducing misinterpretations and wasteful communication churn. The model is also the underlying architecture for a solution life cycle. Unlike other life cycles with phases that are based on activities (e.g. exploration, planning, development), the solution life cycle’s phases are based on the state of the solution itself. This makes the life cycle activity and method agnostic, so it works with Agile, Lean, traditional, and hybrid approaches.

Learning Outcomes: -Describe the three fundamental perspectives of a solutions: Business, Usage, and Technology -Describe the three two-circle overlaps in the model: Value, Capability, and Ingredient -Understand what a balanced solution means -Evaluate a product, service, or solution using the model to locate weaknesses and knowledge gaps -Apply the Three-Circle Model to a solution life cycle -Improve communication among teams using a common vocabulary and taxonomy for solution development -Use the model to diagnose and improve issues in solution development

Who should attend: Product management, product owners, product developers, service designers, architects, product managers, engineers, business development, business strategy, marketing, planners, project managers, software developers

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PDXWIT #Action History of Activism Workshop
Perka

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

We started PDXWIT #Action in January to help our community get involved in the issues we care about. In May, we are holding a workshop with organizer Natalie Sundeleaf Sept to help give us historical context for our work moving forward.

This workshop provides a framework for how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community. It’s for anyone, from the curious beginner to the established organizer. The content is an overview of activism and organizing in America, including what worked or didn’t work, where we are now and what we see both locally and nationally. The workshop includes an interactive lecture and also discussion.

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5:30 - 6:00 Networking 6:00 - 7:30 Workshop

Natalie Sundeleaf Sept is a sixth generation Oregonian with broad ties to the political and art communities of Portland. Her work includes time with Congresswoman Bonamici and Commissioner Fish, as well as President Obama’s 2008 campaign. She was most recently an advance staffer for Hillary Clinton. She is a trained painter and splits her time at community events and in the studio. Her art maintains a civic lens and received local fame for the Dishwasher Project in 2013. When she's not painting or organizing, she's running, hiking or watching basketball.

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

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

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Value-driven Delivery Mini-Workshop
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Level up your skills, network with peers, and learn to accelerate stakeholder value delivery with this unique workshop from nuCognitive.

The first Agile principle is "Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software." However, in practice this does not seem to be true nearly as often as it should be. Teams often fail to provide early, frequent delivery of stakeholder value. Instead, they focused on spikes, class libraries, infrastructure, and other inward-focused work, without an understanding of their stakeholders and what they value. As a result, many teams start with what is most familiar, easiest, or most convenient for them rather than what stakeholders value most.

Why do teams often become focused on (or even obsessed with) feature development and maximizing development velocity? Without explicit focus on value, the association between velocity, feature development, and value-delivery is weak - perhaps even non-existent. At best, these projects are conducted sub-optimally. Frequently, they fail when stakeholders remove funding because they perceive a lack of value add.

Value-driven delivery is achieved using the answers to three simple, but not at all easy, questions: 1. Who are your stakeholders? 2. What do they value? 3. What are you doing in the next two weeks or less to provide value to them?

Teams often have many more stakeholders than they first realize. Value-driven Delivery ensures those stakeholders are made explicit, and that the list of stakeholders is kept current throughout the project.

Value-driven delivery captures and maintains stakeholder values in a quantified, verifiable way. This ensures that teams can know the real effects of each stakeholder value delivery, and prevents work based on an outdated understanding of value.

Value-driven Delivery also challenges teams to sequence deliveries so that they deliver the most valuable things first. This can have tremendous benefits, generating early business results and reducing the time required for the team to get into a positive Return on Investment for the project.

Value-driven delivery makes a natural overlay for Scrum, but does not require Scrum's use to be effective. Value-driven delivery does not ignore features and velocity, but it explicitly places value delivery above those things as the top priority.

Two other advantages to Value-driven Delivery worth mentioning: First, it is not limited to software, but applies to all aspects of an organization, including the executive suite, human resources, finance, IT, and product teams. Second, it is not focused on or limited to any particular scale. In fact, it is scale-free, working on small teams and teams of more than 500 engineers in a 100K-person company.

Learning Outcomes: -The definition and nature of value -The principles and practices of Value-driven Delivery -How to use Evolutionary Delivery to manage value-driven work, alone or in concert with Scrum -Fundamentals of several disciplines and models that aid value-driven work, including the Kano Model, elements from Diffusion of Innovations, UX Proof Points, and the HEART Framework -Attendees will gain enough understanding to begin using Value-driven Delivery in their own work if they desire. -Additional sources of information will be provided for continued learning.

Who should attend: Product management, product owners, product developers, service designers, architects, product managers, engineers, business development, business strategy, marketing, planners, project managers, software developers

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pdxrlang meetup: Chester Ismay: Creating the fivethirtyeight R data package
WeWork Custom House

Speaker: Chester Ismay (https://github.com/ismayc) - Instructional Technologist and Consultant for Data Science, Statistics, and R at Reed College

Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss the motivation behind creating a data package using the data from the stories produced by FiveThirtyEight. I’ll also walk through the process of creating a data package in R and some of the vignettes for the package that have been created by my students and others from throughout the world. Lastly, I’ll discuss some ideas (that I’d love to work with others on) for other data packages in R that can better serve the R community by helping novice and intermediate R users work with and tidy “messy” data.

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Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Open Source Bridge is in just a few weeks — June 20-23. Come find out about volunteering positions, including Session Monitor, Hacker Lounge volunteer, Logistics assistant, Party volunteer, and more! Working just 8 hours (spread over 4 days of conference and load-in day) gets you a free ticket.

Open source Bridge is the best regional open source tech conference around! A language-agnostic conference created by developers, designers, hardware hackers, and community leaders for the greater tech industry, OSBridge focuses on the intersection of activism, tech, and culture. Students and those looking for internships and work are always welcome — we have a job board on-site to connect you with companies looking to fill positions.

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Wednesday
May 31
Vancouver Coworking
Ventures At Work

Get a Hot Desk Day Pass for half price − just $12.50. From 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, you'll have access to our high-speed internet, hot desks, comfy seats, kitchen, bistro tables, coffee and tea, fun diversions for work breaks, and free parking. You're also welcome to take a peek in our MakerSpace and grab one of the meeting rooms if it's not reserved.

Use discount code CALAGATOR.

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Medellin in Portland Happy Hour
NedSpace Broadway

Come hear how Medellin, named one of the most innovative cities, has become the tech hub of Latin America…

Business for a Better Portland and NedSpace are hosting Alejandro Franco, the Executive Director of Ruta N, Medellin’s tech incubator and innovation district, for an informal mixer on Wednesday, May 31st at 5 pm at NedSpace. In the heart of Medellin, Ruta N’s “Landing Pad” program provides space and services to foreign companies looking to expand into Latin America and now hosts 150 multinational companies from 23 different countries. Have a drink and learn about Latin America’s newest tech hub…

Who would be interested: · Anyone interested in learning about Medellin · Startups considering expansion into Latin America

What: Medellin in Portland Happy Hour Date: Wednesday, May 31 at Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm Address: NedSpace at 707 SW Washington 11th floor in the Union Bank Tower RSVP: Now, don't miss out

Sponsored by Business for a Better Portland, NedSpace & Bigfoot Podcast Network

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/events/240212295/

Papers We Love @ PDX - Gorilla: A Fast, Scalable, In-Memory Time Series Database
Mozilla PDX

This paper will be presented by Johannes Hoff.

This paper describes how Facebook stores 700 million data points (timestamp and value) per minute and keeps 26 hours of it available in memory for fast access. We will mainly look at the compression algorithms making this possible.

Here is the abstract:

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Large-scale internet services aim to remain highly available and responsive in the presence of unexpected failures. Pro-viding this service often requires monitoring and analyzing tens of millions of measurements per second across a large number of systems, and one particularly effective solution is to store and query such measurements in a time series database (TSDB).

A key challenge in the design of TSDBs is how to strike the right balance between efficiency, scalability, and relia-bility. In this paper we introduce Gorilla, Facebook’s in-memory TSDB. Our insight is that users of monitoring sys-tems do not place much emphasis on individual data points but rather on aggregate analysis, and recent data points are of much higher value than older points to quickly detect and diagnose the root cause of an ongoing problem. Gorilla op-timizes for remaining highly available for writes and reads, even in the face of failures, at the expense of possibly drop-ping small amounts of data on the write path. To improve query efficiency, we aggressively leverage compression tech-niques such as delta-of-delta timestamps and XOR’d floating point values to reduce Gorilla’s storage footprint by 10x. This allows us to store Gorilla’s data in memory, reduc-ing query latency by 73x and improving query throughput by 14x when compared to a traditional database (HBase)-backed time series data. This performance improvement has unlocked new monitoring and debugging tools, such as time series correlation search and more dense visualization tools. Gorilla also gracefully handles failures from a single-node to entire regions with little to no operational overhead.


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PDF: http://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol8/p1816-teller.pdf

Reminder: Papers We Love PDX has a code of conduct.

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Thursday
Jun 1
Tech Talent Strategy Plan - Launch Party
Perka

Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), in coordination with the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) has convened industry experts from across our region over the course of seven months to develop a Talent Strategy Plan. This plan is intended to galvanize collective action to address opportunities and gaps within the Tech talent pipeline. As an employer within this industry, you are invited to participate and celebrate this effort with our Tech Talent Strategy Plan Launch Party!

Why you should attend:

-Gather with like-minded peers to discover the priorities of solutions to regional talent issues.

-Learn about resources and investments from the public workforce system.

-Not to mention the event will include drinks, food and great conversation.

This effort is not only a regional effort among our local workforce boards, it has drawn the support of our industry association, and economic development entities. The Tech Talent Strategy Plan is action-oriented, outcomes-focused, and is developed by you and your industry peers.

The Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) is a partnership between the Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Workforce Southwest Washington and Worksystems: the three Workforce Development Boards covering the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area. The Collaborative delivers a unified approach to serving industry, supporting economic development, and guiding public workforce training investments to better address the needs of our combined labor shed.

Program Sponsors

Clackamas Workforce Partnership Work Systems Workforce Southwest Washington

Event Sponsor

Perka

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PDX Women In Tech(PDXWIT) West Side Happy Hour - Let’s talk User Experience
Salesforce

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Many of us live and/or work this side of the West Hills, but may not have a professional community convenient to this side of the metro area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s support, our plight for a post-workday meeting has been addressed. Let’s get together to talk about our projects, training efforts, research, and anything else the group is interested in discussing.

Join us for User Experience themed happy hour with fellow women in tech. There will be light food + drinks and networking! Everyone is welcome, including folks like educators, instructors, librarians, and anyone else in the technology space.

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

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

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Agile Practitioners Book Club: Reading Joy, Inc.
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This month, the Agile Practitioners Book Club meets to discuss Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love:- by Richard Sheridan

The book looks at the workplace and how designing spaces with joy in mind influences the organization. May of you have probably had experiences (hits and misses?) with designing with the team health and happiness in mind. Come share your ideas on the book and the topic in general - over a beer with your Agile peers.

We'll be meeting at Lucky Lab on Hawthorne and hope to see you there!

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Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour
Cambia Health Solutions

Please join us for our June Accelerate Biotech + Digital Health PDX Happy Hour!

This month will have two short presentations, followed by an open mic component for new guests. We invite you to introduce yourself to the group and tell us about how you are involved the local biotech/digital health ecosystem.

Our monthly happy hour brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

We will several open mic opportunities at the event this month. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself to the group then please reach out to [email protected] for more information.

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Optimal Workshop Roadshow: Portland
The Good Mod

The Optimal Workshop Roadshow is coming to Portland! We’re bringing New Zealand hospitality to town with an evening of informative talks by user researchers, for user researchers (and anyone interested in UX). This is your ticket to 3 hours packed with fresh UX tips, sweet software offers, fun games and prizes, plus tasty food and drinks. All in the company of like-minded locals!

Want to find out what your users are really thinking? Laure Parsons uncovers how behavioural economics, psychology and cognitive bias studies can help you understand what users really want.

Want a deeper understanding of UX through a unique case study? Our very own Kat Hardisty shares her insights from designing user experience for a physical space.

Check out the Eventbrite page for full talk details and schedule.

Spots are limited so get your ticket now. Got a friend to bring or a colleague to convince? Take advantage of our group discount for 3 or more tickets!

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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Friday
Jun 2
AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Is the Team Responsible for Delivery or Delivering Value
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

What do we really expect from an agile team? Are they expected to just deliver what they're told? Participate in deciding what to deliver? Or, are they really supposed to be focused on delivering value? Does any of this have to do with their maturity and the extend to which they are caught in a web of constraints and impediments?

We have opinions. How about you?

Come down to Ringler's and join in the fun. There's food, there's beer--and you and us!

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Marri Gamard, Front-End Developer for Metal Toad
The Tech Academy

Featured speaker: Marri Gamard

Marri is an experienced front-end developer, currently working for one of Portland's most prominent website and app development firms: Metal Toad Media. We're excited to have Marri at The Tech Academy to share her experieence as a front-end developer and her passion for clean code and great design.

We will provide fresh coffee, pizza, and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and network in the software industry.

Everyone is welcome!

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Startup Weekend Vancouver
through Colab Coworking

Learn, Network, Startup In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you — find an event today!

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Saturday
Jun 3
CascadiaRConf
OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Cascadia R Conference is an R conference serving the Cascadia-ish region (Oregon/Washington/BC).

Check out https://cascadiarconf.com for details - that should be coming out soon.

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CascadiaRConf
OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Cascadia R Conference is an R conference serving the Cascadia-ish region (Oregon/Washington/BC).

This is the first time this event has happened!

Talk submissions are now closed but tickets are on sale: https://cascadiarconf.com/tickets/

See the website for more information.

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Monday
Jun 5
Data Discussions
Cloudability

Discussion Topic: How to Start a Data Project

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Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we'll be taking a look at some of the new features in Puppet Enterprise 2017.2. Sean Techavatnavisal will be showing us the new Package Inspector, and the new feature that lets you run the Puppet agent on nodes from the UI. Sean is a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Package Inspector and Puppet Jobs, Sean Techavatnavisal

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Tuesday
Jun 6
Vancouver Coworking
Ventures At Work

Get a Hot Desk Day Pass for half price − just $12.50. From 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, you'll have access to our high-speed internet, hot desks, comfy seats, kitchen, bistro tables, coffee and tea, fun diversions for work breaks, and free parking. You're also welcome to take a peek in our MakerSpace and grab one of the meeting rooms if it's not reserved.

Use discount code CALAGATOR.

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Who Gives A Brand? Lunch & Learn
Graybox

Come check out this free talk designed to introduce you to branding and give you some tools you can put to use immediately! Complimentary pizza and beverages provided too!

Are you interested in increasing the ROI of your marketing efforts? Understanding your brand and communicating it effectively is a key contributor in growing sales! Join Senior Marketing Strategist, Alicia Nagel, in this talk to discover how becoming more aware of your company’s brand can help you build strong relationships with customers. Attendees will leave with tactics to gain a better understanding of their users, brand personality, brand “touchpoints”, and how using brand strategy can increase the effectiveness of marketing efforts. Presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A.

Event on GRAYBOX Website: http://www.grayboxpdx.com/events/all/who-gives-a-brand

RSVP Link on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-gives-a-brand-lunch-learn-tickets-34577866329

ABOUT GRAYBOX GRAYBOX is a digital consulting firm that helps you solve technical challenges, reach your audience and optimize your operations with elegance, utility and expertise. We're your partners to success in a digital-first world — we help you captivate your customers online with measurable results.

ABOUT ALICIA NAGEL Alicia has almost 10 years experience in creative leadership and brand strategy, with a background in design and advertising. Prior to working at GRAYBOX, she ran a branding and design consultancy where she worked with executive-level staff in marketing and web development agencies and directly with clients to produce brand strategy, lead creative teams, and produce cross-channel marketing campaigns.

Alicia has extensive experience using research to inspire and guide content and design across multidisciplinary creative teams. She is experienced at conducting and applying a variety of primary and secondary research methods to inform integrated creative campaigns including focus groups, field observation, brainstorming sessions, market research, and online activity observation. These insights then get developed into personas for target audience segments to help teams and clients envision who they’re speaking to.

Alicia enjoys giving back to the community by taking on pro bono work for nonprofits and leading branding workshops to help the entrepreneurial community. She has been asked to speak by organizations such as USC, Etsy, Anvil Media, and PSU. Nonprofit work has included content writing for AIGA, as well as brand strategy and design for several nonprofits such as Portland City Club, Fashion Collective Portland, and June Key Delta Community Center in North Portland.

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Wednesday
Jun 7
OEN Office Hours at WeWork
WeWork Custom House

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with staff from OEN about how to leverage our network and resources.

Make an appointment during our May 17 office hours so you can introduce yourself and chat with us. When you arrive, check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it this time around or if all time slots are full, we hold office hours at WeWork on the first Wednesday of every month and at CENTRL East on the third Wednesday of every month.

Reserve your slot here: https://calendly.com/oenorg/15min

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Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? 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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Usability & the User Experience
CENTRL Office

Interested in learning skills and tactics for understanding and designing User Experiences? Join LaunchCode and UX Night School's Principal Instigator, Amelia Abreu for an evening of learning all about these crucial details that can make or break your work.

We'll have snacks, beverages, and a hands-on usability audit exercise to work through together. Bring your UX questions and quandaries, and we'll sketch, socialize, and catch up.

While you're here, learn more about UX Night School's course offerings and how to hire apprentices with LaunchCode.

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CHIFOO Event: How To Get Buy In And Be On The Same Page
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "How To Get Buy In And Be On The Same Page" with Mary Shaw, UX Consultant!

Getting buy-in from project stakeholders is often the most critical piece of the design puzzle. Learn how to successfully collaborate with your stakeholders so everyone is on the same page from the start.

About the Speaker

Mary Shaw (@maryshaw) is a seasoned UX consultant with 20 years of client-facing experience working with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses and startups. Mary helps clients get more customers and qualified leads by designing digital products that intentionally communicate who the product is for, what they get, and what's next. Mary has worked on a variety of UX design projects for clients including Coca-Cola, Weight Watchers, Unilever, Starbucks, and Conair Corporation.

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

http://bit.ly/2hRlsoN

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Thursday
Jun 8
"Automating HR Processes" @ Portland Nintex User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

The Portland Nintex User Group meets quarterly to talk about the Nintex product. Nintex is a 3rd party tool for Microsoft SharePoint & Office 365 that allows for complex business process automation.

Schnitzer Steel Industries has adopted Nintex to enhance primarily HR processes such as employee onboarding, offboarding, performance, discipline, wellness, and surveys as well as other processes throughout the company, including compliance, auto and metal recycling, and point of sale-generated alert management. David Dean, SharePoint/Office 365 Architect, will be discussing our benefits utilizing Nintex for HR processes and demo previews of HR processes and highlight some tips and tricks that Nintex provides to make it a flexible tool for HR business requirements as well as get a glimpse of Nintex Hawkeye data. This presentation is designed for a mixed audience of IT and HR professionals who may be interested in these type of processes and capabilities utilizing Nintex.

This event is targeted to IT professionals and HR Managers who are seeking to reduce HR costs or increase HR compliance through automation.

Please register here: https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Nintex-User-Group/events/239908279/

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OEN & OTBC Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup
University of Portland Westside Campus

Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will provide an overview of local resources, along with a checklist of steps to take as you build out your plan.

This workshop, held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will provide you with:

  • A checklist of where to get started
  • A review of common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
  • An overview of startup funding options (and realities)
  • An overview of resources available to entrepreneurs
  • Answers to some of the basic questions that always come up about protecting your idea, co-founders, etc.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/startup411-oen

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Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) CryptoParty
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue Portland, OR 97204

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

With increased regulations for ISPs to track consumer data and the ever-present possibility for fraud, keeping our internet activity private is more important than ever. CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. Join Bhavna Soman of Intel and Justin Mitzimberg of Cylance as they cover secure browsing, password security and management, two-factor authentication, and setting up VPNs to protect your privacy. They will also be available to discuss any advanced questions or specific issues.

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but are especially valuable to ​those without prior knowledge and haven't yet attended one.

To try the tools and apps directly at the CryptoParty, bring your laptop or smartphone.

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

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

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#FullStackPDX : Code Critique

Sign up for meetup required.

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Friday
Jun 9
Design Museum Mornings: Invoking Change Through Modular Design
Hand-Eye Supply

This June, Portland State University’s own Todd Ferry will share how creating socially-conscious mobile spaces can address community concerns, from education to homes, to opera-on-wheels. Todd Ferry is a Research Associate and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Public Interest Design within PSU’s School of Architecture. Todd has been active in progressive design-build projects in Portland’s neighborhoods and around the world. Todd’s current focus in on developing new models of engagement for fully including all members of a community in the design process.

Taking place at Hand-Eye Supply the morning of June 9th, this Design Museum Mornings will address what modular design can do to sustainably benefit the community. Complete with breakfast and coffee, this second monthly installation is not to be missed!

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk - Jonathon Hensley: What do I look for in a software developer?
The Tech Academy

Jonathon Hensley is CEO of Emerge Interactive, a digital innovation company, where he works with clients to transform business strategies, user needs and new technologies into valuable products and experiences.

An accomplished writer and speaker, Jonathon has lectured on topics such as the connected consumer’s impact on business, creating value through data-driven experiences, and user-centric approaches to innovation. In 2012 he was recognized in the Portland Business Journal’s “40 under 40” as one of Portland’s emerging professional and community leaders.

Jonathon will be joining us at The Tech Academy to share what it is he looks for in a software developer.

Everyone is welcome!

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday
Jun 10
Code 101 Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
Code Fellows PDX

This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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Xamarin Dev Day
Viewpoint Tech Center

Get a free hands-on learning experience with your local developer community to explore mobile development through sessions on Xamarin, Xamarin.Forms, and Azure Services. Put new knowledge into practice by building a Xamarin.Forms application in the afternoon in a hands-on lab!

Join your local Xamarin community at the Portland Mobile .NET Developers developer group that meets regularly covering Xamarin, Azure, and other mobile topics. Be sure to check out the Xamarin Dev Days website to see all the upcoming events around the world.

Free tickets here

Agenda

Time Topic

9:00am Registration & Breakfast Served

9:30am - 10:10am Intro to Xamarin (Ivan Bondy)

10:20am - 11:00am Xamarin Forms (Heath Hodgert)

11:10am - 11:50am Xamarin + Azure (Ryan Niebur)

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm - 3:30pm Xamarin Hands on Lab

1:00pm - 2:00pm Breakout: The Business Case for Xamarin (Curtis Shipley)

2:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout: Session TBD

3:30pm Wrap up, Raffle Items

4:00pm Drinks/Reception

Organizers & Xamarin Experts

Ivan Bondy - Solution Architect & Microsoft Certified Solution Master at Microsoft @ivanbondy

Heath Hodgert – Mobile Architect at Viewpoint Construction Software @wheathh

Ryan Niebur - Software Development Engineer at Viewpoint Construction Software [email protected]

Curtis Shipley - Founder of Salty Dog Technology [email protected]

Joe Dunn – Community Engagement at Marquam @joe_xbox

Local User Group:

Portland Azure User Group - PAzUG

Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group

Portland Dot NET User Group – PADNUG

Event Sponsors:

Viewpoint Construction Software

Salty Dog Technologies

Marquam

Microsoft

For more information, please follow the Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group. https://www.meetup.com/PortlandMobileDevelopers/events/239850620/

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Monday
Jun 12
GeoDev HackerLab
Esri PDX R&D Center

Once again, we are hosting a HackerLab event in Portland, OR! This will be a four-hour, hands-on, strategically guided lab aimed at people new to JavaScript to introduce Esri Leaflet, which makes it a pleasure to drop ArcGIS services into most everyone’s favorite Open Source web mapping library.

The tutorials will be led by John Gravois, who loves making maps for the web. 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. Smart text editor (think Notepad++, Sublime) installed

  3. Local web server running (check out this guide if you need help setting it up)

  4. ArcGIS for Developers or ArcGIS Organizational account

HackerLab Agenda:

12:30PM - 4:30PM - HackerLab (We get started promptly at 12:30!)

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

NOTE: There is also a GeoDev Meetup happening in the evening at the R&D Office as well, and everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP to the meetup here:

https://www.meetup.com/DevMeetUpOregon/events/240270899/

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PDXWIT #Action Women’s Strength Self-Defense Class
Jama Software

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Suggested donation in support of the Women’s Strength program: $5-$10

PDXWIT #Action is proud to offer a Women’s Strength self-defense class on June 12th at 5:30. The introductory class is presented by WomenStrength, who introduce all those who identify as women to strategies — including survival-level fighting skills — to defend against sexual assault. This workshop is in support of PDXWIT #Action’s top local issue of supporting public safety. Class activities and discussions are designed to help participants identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of sexual violence. Class activities focus on practicing verbal and physical strategies and discussion topics focus on sexual and domestic violence. Although the WomenStrength program is operated out of the Portland Police Bureau, the instructors are not police officers. They are highly skilled civilians who teach safety and de-escalation to the community at large.

Note: This training is neither based on nor in support of Portland Police Bureau’s tactics that have been criticized as an excessive use of force.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any accommodation requests or questions. Beverages will be provided.

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

5:30pm: Arrive and get settled

5:45pm: Workshop begins

7:00pm: Workshop ends

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

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

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GeoDev Meetup
Esri PDX R&D Center

Once again, we're hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Monday, June 12th. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.

This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems.

Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development.

At these meet ups, you can:

• Meet cool people. Duh, we're there.

• Show us what you got by demo'ing your application or framework.

• Make a name for yourself in presenting an cool new/interesting concept or idea.

Impress someone by sharing your experiences.

• If you're sharp with your GIS and developer trivia, you can win some cool Esri swag

• Make BFFs for life - connect with other developers!

Here's what's on the agenda:

5:30 - 6:30 PM Registration and Social (Appetizers and Beverages served)

6:30 - 7:00 PM Intro

7:00 - 8:00 PM Lightning talks

8:00 - 8:30 PM Giveaway, Networking and Social. Two great prizes:

  • A voucher for 1000 Service Credits for your ArcGIS Online Developer Subscription

  • Giveaway of a DevSummit Registration

Follow us on Twitter: @geogangster and @AmyNiessen

P.S. We're hosting a GeoDev HackerLab event earlier in the day. The seating is limited, but if you're interested, please RSVP here:

https://www.meetup.com/DevMeetUpOregon/events/240270926/

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Women Who Code Portland - 3rd Anniversary Celebration @ New Relic

Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-who-code-portland-3rd-anniversary-celebration-tickets-34896464264

We are so thrilled to announce that on Monday, June 12th, we will be celebrating our 3rd Anniversary at New Relic! This is going to be a great event, as we are celebrating 3 years in Portland, 2000+ members, 200+ events, 10+ leaders, and so many wonderful memories! Thank you to New Relic, InVision, Nike, and Hackbright Academy for sponsoring.

The theme for the night is Rising Up in Engineering Leadership and we have three distinguished panelists speaking about their careers and how to succeed and thrive in the tech industry as a woman.

Our Panelists:

Dana Lawson - VP, Engineering, Platform at InVisionApp Inc
April Leonard- Engineering Manager, New Relic
- Sue Hayes- Sr. Director, Commerce Core Platform Engineering at Nike

Giveaways + Food

As a thank you to our wonderful members, we will have awesome giveaways for the first 100 people, so be sure to arrive on time! InVision and Nike have sponsored Women Who Code Portland coffee mugs and t-shirts and we will be serving food, drinks, and cupcakes, courtesy of New Relic and Hackbright Academy.

Program

5:30-6:00 - Doors open & Networking
6:00-6:30 - Introduction from Women Who Code Portland + Sponsor Intros
6:30-7:30 - Panel: “Rising Up in Engineering Leadership”
7:30-8:30 - Networking

Speaker Bios:

Dana Lawson is the Vice President of Engineering at InVision, where she is responsible for leading the platform engineering group, covering DevOps, site reliability, and data services. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a systems engineer and has technical skills spanning multiple disciplines. Throughout her career, Dana has led many different teams and worn many hats, from an individual contributor creating mobile applications to leading multiple teams that managed large scale backend big data and infrastructure. With a background in fine arts, she brings her creative vision to the engineering team at InVision, where technology meets design.

April Leonard is a Portland native and longtime Java engineer, who recently dabbled in Ruby, JavaScript, and Kotlin. She has experience building many enterprise applications including an adaptive test engine and a custom shopping cart servicing millions of customers. She delights in solving problems, finding efficiencies, and learning new things and is enjoying her new role as a Software Engineering Manager. Her favorites things are laughing, outdoor activities, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Sue Hayes is currently a Senior Director in the Nike Digital Engineering organization, responsible for the development of the Commerce Core capabilities that power Nike’s eCommerce stack and the brick-and-mortar stores. She has been with Nike for 20 years and she has managed software development teams across Nike’s enterprise. Sue graduated from Carroll University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Psychology and she earned an MBA from the University of Colorado. As a person with a lifelong passion for running, the offer to become a technology leader at Nike was a perfect fit!

Sponsors + Sponsor Tables

New Relic - New Relic's digital intelligence platform lets developers, ops, and tech teams measure and monitor the performance of their applications and infrastructure.
InVision - The world's best companies use InVision to design the products you love.
Nike - Experience sports, training, shopping and everything else that's new at Nike from any country in the world.
Hackbright Academy - Hackbright Academy is the leading software engineering school for women founded in San Francisco in 2012.

Our sponsors will have a booth during the events, where you can speak to representatives from those companies.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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Portland HoloLens Meetup
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality.

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Tuesday
Jun 13
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Networking Event
Shopkeep

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by Shopkeep! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

We have an exciting program for you that will start at 5:45 pm.

Crystal Caligiuri, SVP of Operations and Customer Experience at ShopKeep, will start with the welcome address. She is no stranger to the operations and customer care realm, as she held the title of EVP at Shoptiques and several high-profile roles at Gilt Groupe, focusing on growth of customer experience, supply chain, real estate, strategy and planning, project management, purchasing and merchandising operations.

We will spotlight members of the mentorship program.

Mentors will be available on a panel to answer questions in a casual mentoring session.

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear! You can still sign up and we will try to match you as soon as we have a mentor available.

About ShopKeep:

Everything ShopKeep does supports growing independent businesses. Built by and for small business owners, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad point-of-sale system with POS software that empowers merchants to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, managing inventory and accessing real time sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. With more than 23,000 customers, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provides a robust support network for growing business owners. Ranked one of the fastest growing North American tech companies by Deloitte and a member of Apple’s Mobile Partnership Program, ShopKeep is headquartered in New York, with offices in Portland, Chicago, and Belfast. Follow @ShopKeep on Twitter, join the discussion on the ShopKeep blog or visit www.shopkeep.com to learn more about ShopKeep’s POS system.

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

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

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Write The Docs PDX - Internet Archive: Universal Access. Open APIs (Speaker: VM Brasseur)
New Relic

With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals.

Of course, having a collection that large doesn’t help anyone if it’s difficult to access. To help with this, Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to upload and download items, as well as data mine the metadata for the entire collection.

In this session we will:

Give you a tour of Internet Archive and its collections
Introduce you to the APIs and tools you can use to access and contribute to the Archive
* Show examples of how other people and institutions are using the Archive

Speaker Bio:

In VM (aka Vicky)'s nearly 20 years in the tech industry she has been an analyst, programmer, product manager, software engineering manager, director of software engineering, and C-level technical business and open source strategy consultant. Vicky is the winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O'Reilly Open Source Award (2016).

Vicky occasionally blogs at http://anonymoushash.vmbrasseur.com, often writes and is a community moderator for opensource.com, and frequently tweets at @vmbrasseur.

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Wednesday
Jun 14
Search Inside Yourself
through Daimler Truck Campus,

Learn the emotional intelligence skills that lead to sustained peak performance, strong collaboration and effective leadership. Develop those elusive and critical soft skills necessary for entrepreneurs.

Since our program was created inside Google in 2007, the Search Inside Yourself program has been experienced by tens of thousands of people around the world.

It kicks off with an in-person and interactive 2-day session during which participants learn the scientific basis of mindfulness and how to enhance focus, increase resilience and develop greater self-awareness. The program is followed by a 4-week remote component with practices to sustain and integrate learning and growth from the inside out.

Join us for our second year in Portland!

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Thursday
Jun 15
Starting Open Source Involvement
Free Geek

Interested in Open Source? Anyone can get involved, from writing documentation to writing code. Walk step-by-step with us to learn how to identify and contribute to open source projects. It could be anything from Gnome to VLC to Calagator! We’ll help you set up the system and equip you with the necessary tools. Prerequisite: Some command line experience.

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Friday
Jun 16
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk - Scott Harvey: The Key Attributes of a Successful Software Dev
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Scott Harvey - VP of Engineering at Atmosera

Scott is a seasoned and innovative technical engineering leader with extensive product and solution delivery experience in both product and service development. 

Scott has successfully transformed under-performing teams, and shifted or established new departments and corporate cultures. He has managed both offshore, outsourced, and multi-site teams. In short, Scott has worked with developers of all kinds in all scenarios.


Scott will share the key attributes he has seen in successful software developers, and how you can aspire toward these traits.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Founders Live
WeWork Custom House

Founders Live Portland is an unforgettable happy hour competition where up to five handpicked startups take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive recognition from the crowd but also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing...

About Founders Live

Founders Live (founderslive.com) is a community and media channel created to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs around the world. The Founders Live experience includes unique and unforgettable 99-second pitch competitions sweeping into cities across the nation, which have the potential to create local startup celebrities and burst open additional pockets of creativity and entrepreneurial activity. Additionally, an online network delivers curated articles, videos, livestreamed expert talks and AMA’s, posts and private messaging to members that together develop world-class entrepreneurs.

Details:

Date: May. 19th, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: WeWork: Custom House

Cost: $10

Provided: Great food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

Agenda:

5pm: Drinks, food, and networking

6pm: Demos start

7pm: Networking

8pm: Leave for afterparty

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PDXWIT Increase Diversity by Marketing Your Non-traditional Background
Skyward

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in moving into the tech industry but unsure how your non-traditional experience can transfer to a tech job? The event will focus on how to market your non-tech experience to hiring managers in the tech industry, and how your experience can be relevant in a tech role! Employing individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and skills can support tech employers in having a well-rounded workforce which can strengthen a team's ability to produce effective results.

Employers can come to this event to meet job seekers with unique and compelling skill sets, job seekers can come to meet employers committed to diversifying their teams, and all are welcome to hang out, network, and tell their own stories of how they arrived in the tech industry.

Purpose:

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

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

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Saturday
Jun 17
The 6th Annual Rye Beer Fest
Happy Valley Station

The Rye Beer Fest is back with a new location (Happy Valley Station) and date. Join us Saturday, June 17th from 11 am - 9 pm. 20+ Rye beers, 18 food carts, a sweet raffle all to benefit New Avenues For Youth. This is an official PDX Beer Week event.

Buy in advance and get more drinking tickets.

Advanced tickets include an official Rye Beer Fest tasting glass and 8 drinking tickets for $10. Here http://bit.ly/2nxzHC3

At the door: Includes an official Rye Beer Fest tasting glass and 4 drinking tickets for $10

This event is all ages.

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Sunday
Jun 18
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Jun 19
OWASP: Cheating a Hacking Game for Fun and Profit
WebMD

Abstract

All modern software, but the most trivial one, relies on common libraries to perform routine work. Your software may be bastion of security, exhaustively tested and evaluated, but once a vulnerability is discovered in a library you depend on, all bets are off. These large and pervasive vulnerabilities quickly become popular targets, exploited by everybody from script kiddies, to professional hackers, to state actors. It is no surprise that the use of vulnerable libraries is included in the OWASP Top 10 list. The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) lists patching operating systems and applications as two of their top four strategies to mitigate security incidents!

During a recent hacking game, we've identified and exploited a vulnerability not anticipated by the developers. One little crack in a widely used library gave us the footing we needed to construct an attack chain of remote code execution, file upload, data exfil, source code disassembly, and branching into a private network, all despite extremely high level of hardening on the target from unintended attacks. We'll share with you how a safe and fun library exploitation can be in the confines of a hacking game, and how there are serious implications for your corporate applications where the stakes are much higher.

Speakers:

Alexei Kojenov is a Senior Application Security Engineer with years of prior software development experience. During his career with IBM, he gradually moved from writing code to breaking code. Since late 2016, Alexei has been working as a consultant at Aspect Security, helping businesses identify and fix vulnerabilities and design secure applications.

Alex Ivkin is a senior security architect with experience in a broad array of computer security domains, focusing on Identity and Access Governance (IAG/IAM), Application Security, Security Information and Event management (SIEM), Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). Throughout his consulting career Alex has worked with large and small organizations to help drive security initiatives and deploy various types of enterprise-class identity management and application security systems. Alex is an established and recognized security expert, a speaker at various industry conferences, holds numerous security certifications, including CISSP and CISM, two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in computer science with a minor in psychology.

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PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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

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Tuesday
Jun 20
Open Source Bridge 2017
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Open Source Bridge is an open source developer and maker conference, focused on bringing people from a range of technology backgrounds together to share our knowledge and explore what it means to be an open source citizen.

For our 9th year, we’re changing things up a little, given the political, cultural, and economic crossroads we find ourselves at right now. We’ve added a new track to explore how activists are using technology, how open source communities are supporting activists, and how other open source and activist communities intersect. To encourage new connections, we’re also holding a project night in the Hacker Lounge to partner with community groups and individual projects looking for new contributors and adding a Community Organizer track to our Friday Unconference day.

2017 keynotes

  • Nicole Sanchez (VP of Social Impact @ GitHub)
  • Emily Gorcenski (Senior Data Scientist @ Simple)
  • Walé Ogundipé (Software Engineer @ Avvo)

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Wednesday
Jun 21
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Refresh Portland — The Shady Web: How CSS is your brand’s body language
FINE

Navigating the web has turned into a treacherous exercise. Between sidebars, popups, scroll overs, and pre-checked boxes, you have to avoid the content you don’t want to unearth the content you do want. As these practices in distraction and diversion become the norm, marketers are pressured to follow suit. Just because marketers can, does not mean that we should. We need to do better. We shouldn’t have to resort to cheap tricks and bait-and-switch tactics to generate sales.

Together we will look at the difference between influencing genuine user behavior and tricking people through the use of CSS patterns and interactions. Learn how you can add motion into your digital properties in a way that builds trust with your users and gives them what they need, and nothing more.

Our Presenter, Heidi Olsen

Heidi Olsen has navigated through the treacherous world of web development for the past 9 years. Her goal is to make the web less shady and more thoughtful. You may find her browsing Twitter, blogs, and Slack channels in search of finding better approaches to our digital space.

Heidi is currently a Senior Developer at eROI, a full-service creative agency in Portland, Ore. eROI partners with innovative brands such as Taco Bell, Nike, and Aramark to craft compelling experiences.

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Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains

Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

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Friday
Jun 23
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk on Machine Learning with Andrew Ferlitsch
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Andrew Ferlitsch

Andrew is a Research Scientist with over 20 years experience in research fields and 30 years of industry experience. He is an Inventor on 115 US granted patents.

Andrew will be joining us at The Tech Academy to present a special Machine Learning Introduction workshop.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday
Jun 24
IndieWeb Summit 2017
through Mozilla

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.

Join us 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 domain ownership, Microformats, IndieAuth, Webmention, Micropub and more!

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Monday
Jun 26
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Never Take The First Offer
FINE

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

We’ve all been at the negotiation table, whether we choose to participate or not. While it’s easy to avoid this short-lived discomfort, doing so can cost the average person around $500,000 in lost income over the course of their lifetime. Making the decision to negotiate is the first step — this talk will help with the rest.

In this talk, we will discuss the circumstances that have lead to the pervasive underpaying of minority groups; the ways that companies can improve the situation; and how we, as job seekers, can take the reins and better advocate for our own value.

Tiberius Hefflin recently graduated from the University of West of Scotland with a degree in computer security. She has relocated to Portland, OR, where she evangelizes for privacy and security while contracting as a Security Evaluation Engineer at Intel. She is passionate about encouraging small children to take the plunge into STEM and about laughing at cats on the internet.

She just stepped away from the negotiation table and was able to attain a 50% increase in pay. She will share the tools and tricks she used to get there:

How you can use the same tools to be a confident negotiator during interviews and workplace reviews.

How some psychological tricks can help boost your confidence and success.

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

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

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Friday
Jun 30
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 3-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 1
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


This is Part 1 of a Three-Part series of talks.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Thursday
Jul 6
1776 Challenge Cup Portland
TBD

1776 Challenge Cup is a global competition for the world’s most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes.

To participate, apply before June 9, 2017 http://union.vc/2017-challenge-cup-portland

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Friday
Jul 7
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 3-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 2
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


This is Part 2 of a Three-Part series of talks.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Saturday
Jul 8
Code 101 - Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
Code Fellows PDX

This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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Monday
Jul 10
Chain React 2017
through Gerding Theater at the Armory

The React Native Conference will be comprised of multiple talks on React Native given by mobile software engineers at Facebook, AirBnB, Microsoft, Callstack, Amazon, MLS, Gudog, SalesForce, EventBrite, Exponent, Formidable Labs, React Native Training, Instrument and others, on a variety of topics from beginner to expert level. We’re expecting a few hundred attendees and are working hard to put on a great conference.

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) "She started it" Movie Screening
PGE

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

You’re invited to join a special screening of a ground-breaking film that tells the story of five young women who dare to compete in the ruthless, male-dominated world of high tech start-ups.

Trailer: http://www.shestarteditfilm.com/about-the-film/trailer/

Even if becoming a founder isn’t your dream, this film is a must-see. The women who produced and directed the film explore female under-representation and gender inequity in tech, as well as issues many women face such as risk aversion and self-doubt. The filmmakers’ goal, as stated on indigogo, “is to inspire young women to become entrepreneurs and consider careers in tech, and also educate about how to sustain that career.”

By following the story of these five founders, you’ll be amazed to see what ingenuity, hard work, temerity, and focus can accomplish. We intend to create an even more impactful experience by inviting the members of PDXWIT to watch this film together. This event is another opportunity to realize that our strength and talent is changing the future of technology.

Read more about “She Started It,” at Indiewire.

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

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

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Tuesday
Jul 11
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
Subtext 2222 NE Oregon, Suite 211 Portland, Oregon 97232

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech?

You'll be in the right place at our spring volunteer orientation. PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

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Wednesday
Jul 12
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? 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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CHIFOO Event: Storytelling Versus Specifications: The Politics Of Introducing New Design In A Large Organization
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Storytelling Versus Specifications: The Politics Of Introducing New Design In A Large Organization" with Colin Bay, Thug Design | Dwayne King, Pinpoint. | Chris Tobias, Technology Association of Oregon!

Innovation is all the rage today. But how do you actually get your crazy, life changing ideas turned into real products when you work for a large, complex organization? Check out our panel of seasoned troublemakers to learn how you too can become a force for change within a large team and still keep your job.

About the Speakers

Colin Bay, Thug DesignColin Bay, Thug Design

Colin Bay is Chief Research Officer for Thug Design, a user research and design agency in NW Portland. He has been working in user experience since before it was ever called that, from WordPerfect to Intel to Thug, and some companies in between. HThug works chiefly with companies in the Fortune 100, along with a variety of smaller, up-and-coming clients.

Dwayne King, Pinpoint.Dwayne King, Pinpoint.

Dwayne (@dwayne_king) has led strategic teams for over 15 years, always asking them for less; Less complexity, less ego, less whiz-bang, and less copycat thinking. Leaving more room for elegant, useful design and emergent strategies that bring something new into the world.

Chris Tobias, TAO & GE HealthcareChris Tobias, Technology Association of Oregon

Chris currently serves as Lead Systems Integrator for GE Healthcare leading software projects for the Sochi and Rio Olympics, electronic prescribing, patient records and next generation cloud healthcare software. He is also Chairman of the Technology Association of Oregon’s Digital Health Community which hosts Oregon’s largest health technology innovation events and forums.

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

http://bit.ly/2hwYlly

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Thursday
Jul 13
Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Friday
Jul 14
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - 3-part Tech Talk Series: "Coding Securely - Minimizing Vulnerabilities" Part 3
The Tech Academy

Featured Speaker: Dr. Brent Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Computer Science at George Fox University

Using the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top-10 Vulnerability listing as a guide, we will look at the various vulnerabilities and investigate how they work along with the mitigations and defenses that developers need to employ to create secure software.


This is Part 3 of a Three-Part series of talks.

Come join us for fresh coffee, pizza, refreshments, and some great networking opportunities.

Lunch & Open Q/A 12:00-1:00
Tech Talk 1:00-2:00

Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Sunday
Jul 16
PDXWIT #Action Fighting Hunger in the Park Volunteer Event
O'Bryant Square - 808 SW Stark St 808 Southwest Stark Street Portland, OR 97205

We started PDXWIT #Action in January to give our community the opportunity to make a difference for issues we care about.

For July, we’ve organized a team volunteering event with Hands on Greater Portland’s Potluck in the Park to offer you the opportunity to help fight hunger in Portland. Potluck in the Park has been providing hot meals to hundreds of people in need every Sunday in Portland. They believe access to food is a human right, and volunteers with this organization have worked tirelessly to fulfill this fundamental right. For the past 25 years inspiring volunteers have dedicated their Sunday afternoons to provide healthy meals to anyone that attends the potluck.

Are you interested in helping with the Potluck in the Park food service? Volunteers with #Action will be meeting at 1:50pm on July 16th at the O’Bryant Square corner of SW 9th and SW Washington. If you can commit to helping serve food please RSVP before Friday, July 7th. Volunteers will be contacted via email a few days prior to the event for confirmation of planned attendance.

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

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

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Monday
Jul 17
Code 102 - Bootcamp Prep: Intro to Software Development in JavaScript
through Code Fellows PDX

Get ready for our bootcamp program (Code 201 and Code 301) by working with experienced developers who will guide you through the required bootcamp pre-work.

You'll also learn more about git and sharing code, become acquainted with your computer as a developer tool, and get exposed to new vocabulary, tips, and shortcuts.

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PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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

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Tuesday
Jul 18
Professional Scrum Master Certification Course
through WeWork Custom House

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. Advanced tools for servant-leadership are provided to increase a Scrum Master’s effectiveness. These tools relate to behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation techniques, and addressing the organization. Students learn through instruction and team-based exercises, and are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

Professional Scrum Master is THE cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and anyone supporting a software development team’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Stephanie is one of two Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Curriculum Stewards. She works with the trainer community and Ken Schwaber to continuously evolve the course.

This course will be limited to 12 people to enable a high-touch experience. Sign up early to reserve your spot. Check out the registration page for more details.

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Wednesday
Jul 19
Agile in Context: How to Improve Agile Development Using the Cynefin Framework
Puppet

Have you ever wondered why some Agile concepts work well in one context and not so well in other contexts? With so many tools, techniques, models, methods, practices, and principles available, how do you decide which ones are appropriate for a given situation?

Agile methods, practices, and principles are successful primarily because they are effective heuristics. Heuristics are anything that provide a plausible aid or direction in the solution of a problem. All heuristics work by exploiting the structure of an environment, so heuristics work well in some environments and less well (or not at all) in others. We need to understand why and where Agile methods and practices work - and where they don’t - in order to adopt, tailor, use, and improve them.

Cynefin is a sensemaking framework that helps people understand their context or situation in order to take appropriate action. The Cynefin framework can be used to select Agile heuristics appropriate for the environment (e.g. use Scrum here, and Kanban there) rather than defaulting to a single, recipe-based approach for all situations. Agile heuristics are especially important and useful for complex and complicated environments, where practitioners must work continuously to understand their context, and then respond quickly and flexibly to meet rapidly-changing needs.

Agile in Context helps practitioners understand not only how, but also why Agile methods and practices work across different contexts. Understanding Agile in context increases the chances for successful adoptions and highlights areas where new methods need to be developed or repurposed from other disciplines. Treating Agile as a set of heuristics will also reduce recipe-based, dogmatic approaches that are fairly pervasive in the community at large today.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the session, participants should be able to: -- describe what heuristics are and why they work -- describe the Cynefin Framework -- use the Cynefin framework to identify and select heuristics to improve Agile development -- find additional information for continued learning

Optional Pre-Work: A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making https://hbr.org/2007/11/a-leaders-framework-for-decision-making

About the Speaker:

Dan Walsh is a Founder and Principal of nuCognitive (www.nuCognitive.com). He has over a decade of expertise in accelerating product development, driving culture change, and transforming organizations. As a recognized leader in Lean Startup, org transformations, and complex adaptive systems, Walsh helps clients to resolve complex, intractable problems resistant to traditional methods. He is an advocate for the integration of learning with work, the cultivation of cultures where people thrive, and the application of heuristics to deliver holistic solutions to customer problems.

Dan Walsh has a BS and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M. He also has an MS in Systems Engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Ethereum PDX - Beers and Blockchains

Talk about the latest happenings in the world of Ethereum and its general intellectual neighborhood. Get some help with setting things up. Ask questions and get answers. Have a pint or two while you're at it.

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Thursday
Jul 20
Professional Scrum Product Owner Certification Course
through WeWork Custom House

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) is a 2-day course that provides the knowledge needed to work with Scrum in a highly practical way. The course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises where students experience how the Scrum framework improves product development efforts.

Over the 2 days, students will develop and solidify their knowledge of being a Product Owner through instruction and team-based exercises. The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product will become more clear from an Agile perspective. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of the product to the marketplace.

Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Each instructor lends his or her individual experience and expertise to the course, but all students learn the same core content. This improves their ability to pass the Professional Scrum assessments and use Scrum in the workplace.

This course will be limited to 12 people to enable a high-touch experience. Sign up early to get your spot.

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Interactive Git Workshop
New Relic

Want to learn Git or solidify your existing knowledge? Whether you are interested in contributing to GitHub-based, open-source projects to expand your community impact or setting yourself up to hit the ground running at one of the many local tech companies, Git is a powerful tool that looks great on a resume. PDXWIT is partnering with Scott Bigelow for an hour-long, lunch-time (with lunch provided!) interactive workshop to explore Git.

Whether you are brand new to Git or looking to sharpen your skills, we will get up and running quickly and walk through some interactive scenarios for: - Creating Git repositories - Staging, unstaging, and committing files - Branching and merging - Resolving merge conflicts

We will also be exploring some of the underlying principles of Git, utilizing the command-line for the tasks above. To visualize complex Git hierarchies, we will use a graphical Git application, such as "SourceTree" (a popular free client for Windows and Mac available at https://www.sourcetreeapp.com/).

Please bring your own laptop to this event

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

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Thursday
Jul 27
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Presents PDX Women of Color in Tech
Ruby Receptionists

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area to dialogue, network and meet. Lead by Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, this event will offer an inclusive space to hear and address challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to women who identify as a person of color. We are hoping this initial event will grow into an ongoing community.

Agenda: 5:00 : Check-in (mingle) 5:30 : Speed Meet and Greet 6:00 : Speaking segment 6:30 : Future of PDXWIT - Women of Color in Tech group conversation 7:00 : Close

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

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

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Wednesday
Aug 2
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? 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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CHIFOO Event: CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

CHIFOO presents our Annual Bowling Party!

Come join us for the annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

Don't be a turkey get some turkeys. Don’t forget your socks and lucky bowling ball!

Cost CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

Come join CHIFOO on September 6th for our eighth speaker event next month for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

http://bit.ly/2htyTKA

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Saturday
Aug 5
Code 101 - Immersive Workshop: Intro to Web Development
Code Fellows PDX

This one-day immersive workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is for you. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself working in a team environment using industry-standard tools and practices.

Get a feel for what a career in coding is like, plus a taste of the Code Fellows PDX learning experience. Meet Alumni for Q & A after the workshop.

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Wednesday
Aug 9
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Negotiation Strategies for Managing your Career
Cascade Energy

In today’s tech companies, we are asked to do more with less, be available 24/7, and act as “team players.” Within these fast-paced, often male-dominated environments — with few policies and typically unclear reporting hierarchies — our ability to negotiate what we need to be successful is more important than ever.

Join Elizabeth Robillard, a leader in Portland’s startup scene and VP of Partnerships & Operations at Lytics, for practical advice on how to manage your own career and how to negotiate for yourself more effectively. Whether you are looking for new opportunities such as a promotion, better work/life balance, buy-in on a new project, more support, or credit for your work, this talk will offer concrete strategies on how to reach your goals.

The speaking segment will be from 6:00-7:00pm with Q&A to follow.

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

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

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Thursday
Aug 17
Ignite TAO: Bend v1
Wille Hall, Central Oregon Community College

Bend draws a diverse crowd of practitioners, researchers, administrators, entrepreneurs, consultants and business professionals. The promise of new ideas and exciting solutions to difficult problems brings everyone together.

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Bend will focus on topics around all kinds of tech. What new products, services or research can really take technology to the next level? Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.

Apply Proposals should be submitted online by June 23rd, 2017. Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by the Ignite team. Please include your contact information in case the team has questions about your proposal. Everyone who submits a proposal will be notified on the status of their application by July 10th.

Why attend Ignite TAO: Bend v1?

As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools, and connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded tech innovation enthusiasts. Most of all, you will have fun!

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Monday
Aug 21
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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

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Tuesday
Aug 22
PDX WIT #Action - Oregon State Legislature Panel
Stoel Rives LLP 760 Southwest 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

Join our Oregon State Representatives and Senators in August for an educational panel on state government. While national legislators grab headlines, state legislators are doing the hard work of local governance.

As we voted in February, many of our key issues like civil rights, women’s health, education, homelessness and transportation are actually most influenced at the state level.

The Oregon State government is at the forefront of policies that impact our daily lives. We’ll discuss how lawmaking is segmented by the national, state, and local level;, how state governments enact policy; how public opinion influences state policy; and how our key issues are playing out at the state level.

Agenda: 5:30pm – Doors Open 6:00pm – Panel Begins 7:00pm - Networking

The following Oregon State Representatives and Senators will be joining us:

Senator Lew Frederick (District 43): Senator Frederick represents North and Northeast Portland. He serves on the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Public Safety. He also serves on the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Representative Tawna Sanchez (District 43): Rep Sanchez represents North and NE Portland. She’s a Vice-Chair of the Human Services and Housing Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee, and Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety.

Representative Janelle Bynum (District 51): Rep Bynum represents East Portland, Damascus, Gresham, Boring, North Clackamas, and Happy Valley. She is the Vice Chair for the Committee on Business and Labor and is a member of the Early Childhood and Family Supports and Higher Education and Workforce Development committee.

Senator Chuck Thomsen (District 26): Senator Thompson represents Hood River. He’s the vice chair of Committee On Business and Transportation and is a member of the of Ways and Means and Legislative Policy and Research committees.

Representative Janeen A. Sollman (District 30): Rep. Sollman represents Hillsboro. She is a member of the House Committee On Education and Committee On Higher Education and Workforce Development.

We will lead the panel in a discussion of state government and then open it up to audience questions, so come prepared with any questions.

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Thursday
Aug 24
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training
through McMenamins Kennedy School

A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.

To earn your CSM certificate, you must take a CSM course from a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) or Endorsed Scrum Trainer (EST) and demonstrate your progress through our online CSM test. The first step toward your CSM is familiarizing yourself with Scrum. Then attend an in-person, two-day (16 hour) CSM course taught by a Scrum Alliance Authorized Trainer. After successfully completing the course, you will need to pass the CSM exam. To get a passing score, you must correctly answer 24 of the 35 questions. You will be eligible for 16 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) upon completion of this course. After you pass the CSM exam, you will be asked to accept the License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

This 2 day (16 hours) course fulfills the classroom requirement to become a CSM.

10% of PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CHICK TECH PORTLAND https://portland.chicktech.org/

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Wednesday
Sep 6
nginx.conf 2017
through The Nines Hotel

nginx.conf is an annual conference for technical professionals who are passionate about modern application development and delivery.

This three-day conference will bring together users and customers alike for hands-on learning, direct access to NGINX experts, and thought-provoking presentations about best practices and techniques in application architecture and infrastructure, including microservices, DevOps, cloud, and containers.

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CHIFOO Event: Launching An Innovation Team
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Launching An Innovation Team" with Erik Goodfriend, Humanity Innovation Labs!

The journey from product ideation to launch is full of challenges. Those challenges need a team able to combine the right resources, tools and insight with product strategy, design thinking, and business model design.

About the Speakers

Erik Goodfriend (@egoodfriend) combines product strategy, design thinking, and business model innovation to help organization’s realize their strategic goals. He leads business and commercialization strategy at Humanity Innovation Labs, developing scalable wearable systems that shift the healthcare paradigm from provider driven to consumer directed. Erik also works as a product development manager at Providence Health Plan, developing insurance products that incentivize positive health decisions by consumers and cost effective care delivery by providers.

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

http://bit.ly/2iv1ros

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Friday
Sep 8
#FullStackPDX : Movie Night : Save the Date!

Sign up for meetup required.

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Wednesday
Sep 13
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? 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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Thursday
Sep 14
PMI Portland Chapter 2017 Annual Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

The PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference, organized by the PMI Portland Chapter will take place on 14th September to 15th September 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. The conference will focus on effecting change and building leadership skills and tools, strengthening the effectiveness of delivering project results through effective methodologies. -

Early Bird Discount: SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

Keynote & Invited Speakers: Dr. Shimi Kang, Ph.D. & Skip Weisman https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-speakers

Why Attend?

Make Connections: Network with like-minded professionals. Connect with experts and influencers in the industry.

Be Inspired: Hear remarkable keynote speakers, selected not only for their expertise but for their passion and ability to inspire you towards excellence.

Learn New Skills: Benefit from nearly 20 educational sessions and Open Space Technology. Learn about the tools and resources to assist in managing your projects and leading your teams

Earn PDUs: Earn professional development units (PDUs) to help maintain your certification

Stay Current: Keep ahead of the competition and stay relevant by learning the latest trends and best practices.

Schedule & Agenda https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-schedule

Thu, 14 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Breakouts

Fri, 15 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Open Space

REGISTER NOW! & SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-register/individual-registration

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Friday
Sep 15
Affect Conf 2017
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Affect Conf is a 2-day event that's part conference and part volunteering with local nonprofits. Join us for our second year as we explore the work, culture, and design of social change.


Fri, Sept 15
Talks
Lunch
5-min Attendee Spotlights
Talks

Sat, Sept 16
Off-site volunteering with nonprofits
Lunch
Talks

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Monday
Sep 18
Web Animation Workshop: Web Animation 0 to 60: CSS, JavaScript, and SVG Essentials
through Code Fellows PDX

This workshop will get you up and running with web animation in less time than it would take to read all the tutorials you have bookmarked. Over two days, you’ll go from beginner or novice web animatior to having expert level knowledge of the current web animation landscape. You’ll get an in-depth look at animating with CSS, JavaScript, and SVG through hands-on exercises and learn the most efficient workflows for each. Learn how to make your product or project standout from the competition with performant, effective, and well designed animation.

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PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

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

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Wednesday
Sep 20
Refresh Portland — Tools in the UX Toolbox: Net Promoter Score
FINE

Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm.

How can you influence and shift your organization to embrace a more customer-centered focus? This has been a question and a quest for UX professionals for years. It is a challenging road to be sure. Imagine this challenge at a huge technology company with a deep engineering culture focused on performance data. Qualitative “squishy” metrics may not be persuasive on their own. What can you do to break through and effect change?

This presentation explores how one group at Intel is using the Net Promoter Score metric to spearhead UX changes. NPS is valued by executives as a simple, easy to understand measure of customer loyalty. It can be a useful tool for your UX toolbox. Barbara will show you how Intel uses this metric as part of a UX practice.

Our Presenter, Barbara Holmes

Barbara Holmes has enjoyed a 25+ year career solving problems for clients. Barbara has worked for agencies, for herself as a sole proprietor, for startups, and client side, she is currently a Customer Insights Analyst, Information Architect, with the Intel Corporation.

From filmmaker, to instructional designer, to information architect and writer, to UX, and now a research focus, Barbara brings the needs and wishes of the customer to all her projects. At Intel she focuses on making sure her primary customers, software developers around the world, have an active voice in how we design and deliver our software products.

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Tuesday
Sep 26
Structure Security
through South San Francisco Conference Center

Structure Security will highlight the best practices that security professionals are using to protect some of the world's largest companies and institutions, and examine the future of security products, services, and the threats that aim to take them down.

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Tuesday
Oct 3
Nonprofit Tech Roundup: Digital Strategy
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

This is your opportunity to learn about effective strategies for creating engaging content on your website and across the web, designing and evaluating digital campaigns with social media and email marketing, and integrating your online efforts to maximize participation and donations.

Technology will continue to change and the nonprofit sector cannot afford to be left behind. This two-day conference will educate, inspire, and prepare nonprofit professionals to implement or advance their organizational digital strategies, and campaigns. Attendees will participate in educational sessions and hands-on workshops, and have the opportunity to networ

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Wednesday
Oct 4
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? 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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CHIFOO Event: Designers Stop Learning Code; Coders Stop Learning Design
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Designers Stop Learning Code; Coders Stop Learning Design: A Better Solution to Improving Team (mis)Communication." with James Stone, James Stone Consulting!

Most designers may have heard something like, “learn to code like your life depends on it”. Some days it looks like everyone is searching for the mythical unicorn designer/developer. While individuals like this do exist that can cross disciplines, in general, this advice is misguided. Bad for you, bad for your team, and bad for your organization.

About the Speaker

James Stone (@JAMESSTONEco) is an award-winning web designer and a top contributor to ZURB Foundation. He has written for UX Pin and ZURB University and is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Penn State's School of Visual Art. He has presented at TEDxPSU, Harvard University Extension School, and the HTML5 Dev Conference.

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

http://bit.ly/2hRy9jc

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Saturday
Oct 7
CAT BarCamp
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

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

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Monday
Oct 9
Code 102 - Bootcamp Prep: Intro to Software Development in JavaScript
through Code Fellows PDX

Get ready for our bootcamp program (Code 201 and Code 301) by working with experienced developers who will guide you through the required bootcamp pre-work.

You'll also learn more about git and sharing code, become acquainted with your computer as a developer tool, and get exposed to new vocabulary, tips, and shortcuts.

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Monday
Oct 16
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

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Speakers: TBH

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

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Friday
Oct 20
Security BSides Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

Security BSides Portland 2017 is the 7th annual BSidesPDX!

The event is FREE, but register ahead of time to guarantee space: http://bsidespdx2017.eventzilla.net/ We have PCB badges, T-shirts (including women's sizes!), and bags to give away, but we will be giving them to donors first.

BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the InfoSec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

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Thursday
Nov 2
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Training
through McMenamins Kennedy School

A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.

To earn your CSM certificate, you must take a CSM course from a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) or Endorsed Scrum Trainer (EST) and demonstrate your progress through our online CSM test. The first step toward your CSM is familiarizing yourself with Scrum. Then attend an in-person, two-day (16 hour) CSM course taught by a Scrum Alliance Authorized Trainer. After successfully completing the course, you will need to pass the CSM exam. To get a passing score, you must correctly answer 24 of the 35 questions. You will be eligible for 16 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) upon completion of this course. After you pass the CSM exam, you will be asked to accept the License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

This 2 day (16 hours) course fulfills the classroom requirement to become a CSM.

10% of PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CHICK TECH PORTLAND https://portland.chicktech.org/

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Wednesday
Nov 8
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? 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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CHIFOO Event: Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies" with Andrew Sweany, Tripwire!

Software for tech savvy system admins and security analysts doesn’t need to be easy to use, right? Wrong. Providing good software to the folks keeping our data safe is much more important than one click shoe shopping.

About the Speaker

Andrew (@andrewsweany) began as a Human Factors Engineer at Intel in 2000 and since that time has completed countless user research activities on a huge range of products (software, hardware, web/desk, tablet, & mobile) across the entire life cycle (from emerging concepts to well established enterprise and consumer products).

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

http://bit.ly/2imCE8Q

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Tuesday
Nov 14
Structure
through South San Francisco Conference Center

Meet the innovators and thinkers who are building infrastructure for the next decade. At Structure 2017 you’ll hear the biggest names in cloud make predictions and forecasts about our future.

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Wednesday
Dec 6
Homebrew Website Club PDX
DreamHost

It's more important than ever to have your own place to publish on the web. Have a blog? Want a blog? Are you building your own personal bot? 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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