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Started Tuesday
Sep 27
Automacon
through Portland Art Museum

The Infrastructure as Code Conference

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Thursday
Sep 29
Ruby Coworking
Case Study Coffee Roasters

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

Tech talk: Verified Secure Computing using Trusted Hardware
Galois Inc

abstract:

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

bio:

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

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Portland SteakOut ft. Dell Hyper-Converged Solutions
RingSide Fish House

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

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"SharePoint 101" with the Portland SharePoint User Group
Marquam

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

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

You will need to bring a modern laptop with WiFi.

Please register on the Meetup.com page.

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Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

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

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

See you then,

Jena & Jehn

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BSD Pizza Night
Pulehu Pizza

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

CTRL-H Open House
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
Sep 30
Software Development: The Perks and Pitfalls of Working Remotely
The Tech Academy

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

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

We will be serving snacks and refreshments.

All are welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Oct 1
PyDX Community Python Conference
through White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

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

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

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

Check out the schedule too.

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Intro to Elixir and Phoenix Workshop
Epicodus

You’ve heard about Elixir’s and Phoenix’s scalabililty, performance and simplicity and how it can be used for websites, micro services, APIs and embedded IoT devices. But you may not be sure how to get started or if you’d enjoy it.

This is an informal hands on workshop to get people familiar with the basics of Elixir and Phoenix.

There is no charge to attend and all are welcome but space is limited so please register so that we plan accordingly.

Thanks.

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AlterConf

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

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

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

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Resolution Fest PDX
through Various

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

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

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Techlandia - a comedy about startups
The Funhouse Lounge

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Oct 3
Networking Night @ New Relic

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

Speakers

April Leonard, Software Engineer - A Java Ecosystem Primer

Belinda Runkle, VP, Engineering - New Relic, D&I, and Community

Caito Scherr, Software Engineer - Starting Backwards

Daphne Watson, Engineering Intern

Erika Arnold, Software Engineer - Docker for devs: Developing and testing with Docker Compose

Maureen Dugan, Software Engineer - Pairing & Mobbing

Program:

5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking 

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

6:30-7:30 - Lightning Talks

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

Who Should Attend?

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

About New Relic:

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

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

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FutureTalks Lightning Panel
New Relic

Networking Night @ New Relic

› Please RSVP via our Meetup group HERE

Please join us for our annual partnership event with Women Who Code, and hear from several of our exceptional New Relic engineers, who will be presenting on a variety of topics. The always amazing Liz Abinante will be emceeing!

This event is part of Resolution Fest 2016.

Speakers

April Leonard, Software Engineer - A Java Ecosystem Primer

Belinda Runkle, VP, Engineering - New Relic, D&I, and Community

Caito Scherr, Software Engineer - Starting Backwards

Daphne Watson, Engineering Intern

Erika Arnold, Software Engineer - Docker for devs: Developing and testing with Docker Compose

Maureen Dugan, Software Engineer - Pairing & Mobbing

Program

• 5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking

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

• 6:30-7:30 - Lightning Talks

• 7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

Details

• Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

• NOTE: after the event, everyone is invited to continue networking at a special happy hour opportunity, one story up at Portland City Grill.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX (link above), and following us on Twitter @newrelic. Check out our blog for event recaps and videos.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 4
04-Oct - First Tuesday: Lean Portland's Community Happy Hour
Widmer's Brothers Brewery

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

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Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

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

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

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

Check out our FAQ.

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

How do you get from cat to dog? Ryan Wise will talk about his project that:

"illustrates breadth-first search and A* search in Ruby and solves the following example problem: Find the fewest edits it takes to transform one word into another with all intermediate words being found in a dictionary. E.g., a shortest transformation from "cat" to "dog" could look like this: cat--> cot--> dot--> dog. Note that each step represents one edit (one letter changed, added, or subtracted) and that each edit lands us on another dictionary word. This pattern continues until the target word is found."

Lauren Voswinkel will round off this months meetup with a code-retreat exercise.

"We'll take 30-45 minutes to work on Conway's Game of Life. Pair programming is highly encouraged, but is not required. This month we will just be talking about the problem and getting a feel for the problem set. In subsequent months, we'll be doing the same exercise, however, there will be restrictions put in place to force us to think about our code and our designs more in depth. After each coding exercise, we'll take some time to talk about what we learned during the exercise, as well as what approaches worked and what didn't. The whole idea of this exercise is to have a space and time to actively practice coding."

Please Bring Your Laptops

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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Stumptown Syndicate presents: It's Documentary
Crowd Compass

The Stumptown Syndicate is showcasing two local films. Chris Higgins will present a 20-min rough cut of Access, a documentary that examines the accessibility of websites and apps today, and host a Q&A following. Our main feature is award-winning 2015 documentary Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, from Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke, a film about about the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years (84min).

Snack-wise, we'll have popcorn, soda, and water on hand!

RSVP and join us


This event is part of Resolution Fest.

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Wednesday
Oct 5
PDX CoffeeOps
Cup and Bar

Come talk about DevOps, or just with people interested in DevOps, over some delicious coffee and pastries. There's no agenda, we just get together and talk shop. Anyone is welcome.

A Tweet at @billweiss would be appreciated so he can know how many are coming, if you do that.

PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Career Development Workshop
Planet Argon

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

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

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

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

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DevOps Intro to Puppet Workshop

Many of us have heard about configuration management tools and the ecosystem of services and products that Puppet has. Some of us are unsure how to write Puppet code, identify key features in the product, or even navigate the console. Even fewer of us know how to get up and running immediately with Puppet Enterprise. 

In this session, we will show beginners and Puppet Enterprise newbies how to install PE and manage key resources in less than an hour. We'll cover the basics of Puppet code, using the GUI and leveraging the Forge for future module development. You will leave with the confidence you need to start managing resources today.

Join Grace Andrews, a solutions engineer as she walks us through how to get up and running with puppet!

When: 6-8pm, Wednesday October 5th
Where: Puppet (308 SW 2nd Ave. Fifth Floor. Portland, OR 97204)
Who: Anyone so long as you agree to follow our Code of Conduct

By coming to this DevOps Workshop, you are agreeing to follow our Code of Conduct.

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CHIFOO Event: Designer Myopia
Connective DX Community Room

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

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

About the Speaker

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

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

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

Beers and Blockchains
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Thursday
Oct 6
Feminist Tech Zine Pop-Up Shop hosted by The Recompiler
Connective DX Community Room

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

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Cosube First Thursday Pop-Up at CENTRL Office
CENTRL Office

For the month of October join Cosube Surf & several other fine folks for a series of Pop Up(s)! To kick things off, Cosube will be hosting First Thursday at CENTRL Pearl!

Come have drinks, shop, practice your pop-ups and drool over some damn fine boards! Each night we will raffle off an awesome gift to one lucky person.

October 6th 5-8pm @ Centrl Office Pearl // Boards from Blackfern // Beer // Music // Discounts on products and apparel from Roark, Katin, Deus Ex Machina, Iron & Resin, Yellow 108, Senior Lopez

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

We'll have two talks this month.

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

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

Regex derivatives: the functional pearl inside core.spec

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

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

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Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Open Data on the Web Hangout
White Owl Social Club

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

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

Contact organizer @denormalize on Twitter with logistics questions.

Emacs Hack Night
Workday Beaverton Office

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

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

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

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

Hope to see you all there!

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Stumptown Syndicate presents: Sparkle Pony Hacker Lounge
Crowd Compass

Every year, Open Source Bridge hosts a Hacker Lounge where folks come to chat, collaborate, and make things. This fall, Stumptown Syndicate (the nonprofit parent organization behind Bridge) is bringing the Hacker Lounge to the public, with DIY button-making, Legos, a 3D printer, and more!

RSVP


This event is part of Resolution Fest 2016.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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Friday
Oct 7
Affect Conf
through Ziba Design - Auditorium

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


Program:

Ijeoma Oluo (The Establishment):
Opening Keynote

Deep Shah:
Healing Heathcare and Healing Yourself

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

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

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

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

Justin Kemerling:
Six Years of #NOKXL Design

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

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

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

Nadia Gathers (CODE2040):
Fatigue: on Burnout


Volunteering

Choose between helping out with p:ear or the Welcome Home Coalition/#Yes4Homes campaign!


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

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First Fridays Free Days: work and conversations
Collective Agency

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Modern Agile. It's a thing.
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

For years now, various smart people with bright ideas have been saying it's time to rewrite the Agile Manifesto. So far, no traction. Maybe that's a good thing. On the other hand, haven't we learned a thing or two in the last 15 years? And, what does it mean that Agile has moved the horizon of its influence well beyond software development.

Yet another smart person with a bright idea has piped up, and you can learn all about the Modern Agile model here (https://www.infoq.com/news/2016/08/agile2016-modern-agile) and then come down and share your affirmation of the model or it's necessary improvements or stand up for the Manifesto we all love. There's an article, an interview, a video, and a graphic! No matter you're learning style, you can be gratified at the link above.

As usual, we'll be in the back. We start at 12 and end at 1p. Those who attend shape next months topic. RSVP's are welcome but not required at [email protected].

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Tech Talk with Erica Sivak of Otterly Designs
The Tech Academy

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

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

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

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Science Hack Day
through XOXO Outpost

A weekend making fun science projects.

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

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

All skill levels and backgrounds are welcome.

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

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Saturday
Oct 8
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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Sunday
Oct 9
Donut Summit: Hack Oregon Project Season Kick Off
Falcon Building

Donut Summit: Hack Oregon Project Season Kick-Off

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

Oh yeah, plus all the data. NBD

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

Themes

  • Housing
  • Budget
  • Transportation
  • Homelessness
  • Emergency Response

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

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Monday
Oct 10
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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pdxrlang meetup: Hadley Wickham - Data science with R
Reed College, Eliot Hall

To do data science you need five sets of verbs: import, tidy, transform, visualise, and model. Importantly, you also need a way to connect these tools together so that your analysis flows from one step to another, without you beating your head against the wall. In this talk, I discuss the idea of the pipe as it is implemented in R with the magrittr package. You’ll learn why the pipe makes your code easier to read, and see how it provides a unifying interface throughout your complete workflow.

Come along to learn about why I think pipelines are awesome and see how pipelines + tidyr, dplyr, ggplot2, and purrr can make your data analyses fast, fluent and fun. I’m a passionate believer that code should be an artefact of clear communication, so even if you’ve never used R before, you’ll be able to follow this talk.

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Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

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

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Tuesday
Oct 11
Mentor Connect
CENTRL Office

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up with a professional and leave with a plan.

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Pitch Club with Tom Kingsley
CENTRL Office

9th in the series Pitch Club presenter Tom Kingsley help you understand how to pitch your company's team. Get an opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from an Oregon investor and serial entrepreneur. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck. Non-members pay $25, Join TiEOregon and pay only $5 You did not have to attend the previous parts of the series to attend.

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Wednesday
Oct 12
4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016
Naito Legacy Fountain under the Burnside Bridge

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016 is a 4km (2.49-mile) run and walk event that celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland while promoting diversity, wellness and charitable giving in a fun, casual environment. All proceeds will benefit Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school.

The run and walk event is followed by a complimentary after-party at the finish line featuring music, food and beverages, and fun for the whole family. Register today!

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Art Activity
Mozilla

RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-techpdxwit-art-activity-tickets-27661159272

Calling all artists and creative minded PDXWIT friends! Please join us on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30-6:30 for a craft night hosted by Mozilla. This will be the first in many craft nights where we can create new things together and brainstorm ideas for future event activities. This event will be open activity time with no agenda where we can get to know each other. Art pens, paper, colored pencils and other basic craft supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring any supplies you would like to add to the fun!

Have any questions? Contact Meg Aul @[email protected] (Ph:503-460-7371)

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

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Portland Compliance Meetup
Airbnb Portland

Portland Compliance Meetup will be a resource for those starting out, transitioning to or continuing on building a compliance career.

Compliance is a fairly significant but generic term. With technology, payments and security steadily growing over the past few years, Portland has been experiencing a growing compliance demand in all areas, adding in financial and regulatory technology.

Our goal is to both teach and learn about compliance in distinct industries, the various roles available, newest trends, service providers and technologies, while, at the same time, build a compliance network of people in Portland working on the same thing as you.

Beers and Blockchains
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Thursday
Oct 13
3rd Annual Manufacturers Summit
Tinitron

Join startup and seasoned manufacturers for networking, skill development, and learning at the Hillsboro Chamber's 3rd Annual Manufacturers Summit. This is not an expo. Companies troubleshoot challenges in 5 engaging mini-roundtables facilitated by an expert. Roundtables are each 25 minutes and topics include:

1) R&D Tax Credits 2) Strategic Leadership Planning 3) Online/Social Media Marketing for Manufacturers 4) Streamlining Operations through Affordable Tech 5) Planning for Changes in Government Policies

Our keynote is Adrian Allen, Co-Founder and Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in England, which provided the basis for Oregon's $7.5 million Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center to open in Scappoose in 2017.

The Summit includes breakfast, lunch, keynote, networking, resource packet and hands-on learning exercises. Admission is $50 by 10/3!

Please note this is a manufacturers only event. Registration is required.

For questions, contact Aimee Sukol at [email protected].

Sponsored by: Jones & Roth, CPAs, Applied Materials, Software Technologies, and Tinitron

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The Evolution & Future of 3D Printing
Portland Art Museum

Join us on Thursday, October 13th for our discussion on 3D printing and what it means for the future of both manufacturing and development innovation. Our afternoon presentation and discussion will include an esteemed panel of industry experts sharing their thoughts on the evolution of 3D printing and what it may mean for developers.

Questions to be answered during this session:

-What does 3D Printing mean for the future of manufacturing, from each company’s perspective?
-What does it look like in two years, five years, ten years? -How does 3D printing help drive the Future of Innovation, and what does it mean for developers?

Registration for this event is here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/evolution-future-3d-printing

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Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Refresh Portland — How to Make Sense of Any Mess
FINE

Please RSVP on our site.

Our Topic

In a world where everything is getting more complex and we are all experiencing personal information overload, there is a growing need to understand the tools and processes that are used to make sense of complex subjects and situations. These tools aren’t hard to learn or even tough to implement but they are also not part of many people’s education. Information Architecture is a practice of making sense. A set of principles, lessons and tools to help anyone make sense of anything. Whether you are – a student or professional, a designer, technologist or small business owner, an intern or executive – learn how information architecture can help you make sense of your next endeavor.

Abby will have copies of her book, How to Make Sense of Any Mess, for sale during our event.

Our Presenter, Abby Covert

Abby Covert is an independent information architect. She specializes in delivering a collaborative information architecture process and teaching those that she works with along the way. She speaks and writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA, focusing on sharing information architecture content with those working within the design and technology communities.

Follow Abby on Twitter.

Our venue, FINE

Thanks to FINE for hosting us this month! FINE is located at 1140 SW 11th Ave, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205.

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Tech+Pong
Altsource at 2407 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and drinks.

http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/233853656/

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Friday
Oct 14
WICT Pacific Northwest: Tech It Out
Comcast Tigard Business Center, Cascade Room

Please join the WICT Pacific Northwest Chapter for an exciting inaugural event featuring a panel discussion and keynote speakers with current leaders in the telecommunications industry.

This event is designed to educate, inspire, empower and advance the roles of women in technology and increase the overall awareness of STEM careers available in the telecommunications industry. This event is open to WICT members, non-WICT members and students.

WICT Members $50; Non-members $60

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Rose City Atari Club
Stadium Fred Meyer

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

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Saturday
Oct 15
ChickTech Presents: Developer Bootcamp Summit Sponsored by Amazon
Amazon Galaxy Campus

The tech industry in Seattle is booming with the salary of a Developer averaging $95K per year. If you’re considering pursuing a career as a Developer, now is the time! Discover how to acquire the skills needed to jump start your career.

If you are interested in learning more about what it takes to become a developer, join us on Saturday, October 15th for ChickTech’s Developer Bootcamp Summit. During this event you will have the opportunity to speak one on one with a representative from some of the top developer bootcamps in Seattle to obtain information on the programs offered and admission process. You’ll also gain insight from current students, program graduates and well-established developers within the community.

This free event is geared towards people that are interested in transitioning or starting a career as a Developer. Space is limited, please RSVP only if you plan on attending. Follow the event at #DBCSummit

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Sunday
Oct 16
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
Oct 17
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC)
through World Trade Center

A two-day technical program and one day of workshops for software quality engineers, testers, managers, consultants, software developers, Agilists and non-Agilist.

A featured speaker is author, consultant and “Pragmatic Manager” Johanna Rothman of the Rothman Consulting Group, Inc. She will lead a workshop on using Agile + Lean to deliver business value every day..

PNSQC events draw participants from Universities and Corporations from around the world. Among the major participants are ADP, Boeing Computer Services, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Mentor Graphics, Tektronix, Microsoft, Portland State University and Oregon State University.

PNSQC’s mission is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. We seek to increase the awareness of the importance of software quality. As a non-profit corporation, we seek to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community. PNSQC provides opportunities to demonstrate, teach and exchange ideas on both proven and leading edge software quality practices.

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NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 18
RuNT. Humanizing Technology with Mark Wyner
Wacom Experience Center

Don’t look now, but your life depends on user experience design. Smartphones lead us around by the hand, we strap computers to body parts like it’s going out of style, and autonomous cars are already on the road. Thankfully, Mark Wyner is determined to humanize those experiences. As a user experience designer, Mark has architected software for the US Army, Nike, Intel, Chrysler, and more. He has eloquently addressed the need for interfaces we understand and trust, both in writing and as a speaker at events like Webvisions. Come hear about his efforts to work with the machines, before they take over for good.

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Design + Product Study Night

This is the FIRST EVER meeting of the Design + Product Study Night! 

You don't need to be a product designer or manager, or have any experience in this space to come. Beginners are totally welcome.

Pre-reqs: 

• A good attitude


• Willingness to learn


• Willingness to teach others


• Interest in product design or product management. 

Agenda:

• Intros and touch base on everybody's skill level


• Quick 5 min intro to product design & management (what do people actually do when they say they're a 'product designer' or 'product manager.')


• Break off and work on our own projects.


• I'm (Shiyuan) available for portfolio and resume reviews

Goals:

• Build a richer community around product thinking and product design in Portland. 

• Develop your skills in this space.


• Meet like-minded people doing similar work. 


• Build side projects.


• Career development in product and design.

Details:

This goes on every 3rd Tuesday of the month (tentatively). 

Here's our Github repository for links to resources:https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/design-study-nights. It's pretty bare right now but we hope to be adding stuff to it in the coming months. 

By coming to the Design + Product Study Night, you are agreeing to follow our Code of Conduct (aka be a good human). 

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PDX Code Guild Demo Day Party
PDX Code Guild

This is a great time to check out new talent, see what our students learn, and support the graduating students.

Please join us!

6:30 - 7:15 Meet and Greet Refreshments

7:15 - 8:30 Student Demos with Q & A

8:30 - 9:30 Happy Hour Refreshments

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Wednesday
Oct 19
Using Elixir to Synchronize PostgreSQL to Elasticsearch - Portland Erlang/Elixir Meetup
HouseHappy

This month Moxley Stratton from HouseHappy will present on some of the things they're doing at HouseHappy. In particular how they are using Elixir to synchronize PostgreSQL to Elasticsearch.

He'll include a discussion on a tool I wrote that lets you write totally dynamic queries for Ecto.

Pizza and beverages generously provided by our friends at HouseHappy!

  • Steve
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Beers and Blockchains
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Monthly Presentation Night
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Thursday
Oct 20
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Container Summit City Series: Portland
TBD

The Container Summit City Series brings expert practitioners and key container ecosystem leaders together to present user stories, share best practices, and give insights into the containerized future.

City series will be stopping in Portland on Thursday, October 20th! Join expert practitioners and key leaders in the ecosystem for an evening of real user stories, best practices, and key insights into the containerized future.

This is a great opportunity to connect with other professionals in the community over a beer (or two), and great content!

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Saturday
Oct 22
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coderetreat 2016
The Tech Academy

RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-techpdxwit-coderetreat-2016-tickets-27661828273

PDXWIT presents a woman-focused Coderetreat in honor of the Global Day of Coderetreat 2016. Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer led organization dedicated to helping software developers help each other improve their craft. Tanya Crenshaw and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate PDXWIT's 2016 Coderetreat. The Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event. Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development!

Here's how it works: SW developers of all sorts gather together with their machines and IDE's ready to code Conway's Game of Life for 45 minute sessions. Pairs change with every 45 minute iteration so everyone gets exposed to different problem solving strategies, and everyone learns together: newbies and master-craft persons alike. There is no expectation to finish coding Conway's Game of Life at any point during the day.

The purpose is to learn coding problem solving strategies, share skills and experience pairing in a supportive environment.

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

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PDX Global Day of Coderetreat 2016
northhighland Business Consulting LLC

Come join your fellow Portland coders to practice the art of software development together. Write code, learn from others, teach someone else, and expand your network of friends who are passionate about their craft. Software developers of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome!

This event is free, continental breakfast and lunch will be served. (Event starts promptly at 8:30am, breakfast served at 8am)

Please bring your laptop with your favorite development tools and a unit test framework, everything else is provided.

Coderetreat is a worldwide pattern designed to hone software skills and design practices through repeated attempts to build an implementation of a well-known software problem (Conway's Game of Life). Unit testing and Test-Driven Development will be emphasized as key practices. Developers use pair programming and discussion to exchange knowledge, and additional constraints are given throughout the day to emphasize good design concepts and practices.

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DevelopmentNow Little Hackathon of Horrors
DevelopmentNow Offices

At DevelopmentNow, we like learning how to use and program new technology, and the ability to write skills for Amazon's Alexa assistant is pretty exciting. We're hosting a free workshop and hackathon at our offices, during which we'll learn together to write a new Alexa skill, and demonstrate it, in an hour!

Because this will be late October, and because we also like the spooky atmosphere of that time of year, we're going to focus on thinking of skills with a Halloween bent. Given time and interest, we may even be able to put together a decision-tree narration of a haunted house. We're also eager to hear your own ideas and see what all the participants come up with together.

What's the planned schedule?

Our office doors will open at 10 am, and we'll officially kick off the session at 11. We'll share quickstart documents to everyone in attendance, and have a couple of our in-house developers with Alexa experience roaming the place to help figure things out. At 4 pm, we'll wrap up and take turns showing off what we've built.

What are my transport/parking options?

Parking around the east side of the Burnside Bridge is limited, but generally viable on weekends. We're also very close to the MLK and Burnside stop for the A Loop of the Portland Streetcar, or a block from the nearest bus stop on the 19 or 20. We have indoor bike parking as well.

What should I bring to the event?

Please bring a laptop and a willingness to learn! You don't need previous experience. We'll provide power, wifi, workspace, food, cooperative instruction, and our Echo for testing.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

[email protected]

You said there will be food?

Yes! We'll provide coffee and pastries when the office doors open at 10, and order Sizzle Pie around 2 pm for our hard-working participants.

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Monday
Oct 24
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 25
Introduction to Machine Learning (with Google Cloud ML APIs)
eBay Community Lounge

If you are planning to jump the Machine Learning bandwagon, wait no more! In this introductory ML meetup, we will explore how to use Machine Learning using Google Cloud ML APIs. Here are some fun things we will show how to do using the ML API's:

  • Understand the content of an image: Classify images into thousands of categories (e.g., "sailboat", "Eiffel Tower"), detect individual objects and faces within images, and find and read printed words contained within images.

  • Convert audio to text: Recognize over 80 languages and variants, to support your global user base. Transcribe the speech into text to enable use cases like command-and-control through voice.

  • Learn the structure and meaning of text: Extract information about people, places, events and much more, mentioned in text documents, news articles or blog posts. You can also use it to understand sentiment about your product on social media or parse intent from customer conversations happening in a call center or a messaging app.

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Pollinate

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-28096814328

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

Introduction to Pollinate

Hear from our Entrepreneur Spotlight, Molly Lindquist, Founder of Consano

Lightning talk from Melody Dawn, an educational entrepreneur.

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

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Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 26
Legal Innovation Meetup
Jaguar Land Rover Open Software Technology Center

Greetings Legal Hackers:

After a too-long hiatus, we're back on track for an October meetup. We're moving to Wednesday this time (Oct 26) from 6 to 8 at the Jaguar Land Rover Technology Center at NW 14th and Quimby. 

Our speaker this time around will be Alexandra Devandra, an attorney and legal design consultant who is also a co-founder of Shape the Law, the first Unconference for Lawyers.  Alix will be discussing design thinking as a tool for lawyers and other legal businesses to build and iterate products and services.

We'll also be discussing ways to more closely align the work of the legal innovation meetup with the Oregon Bar's Futures Task Force, a new group formed to "Examine how the Oregon State Bar can best serve its members by supporting all aspects of their continuing development and better serve and protect the public in the face of a rapidly evolving profession facing potential changes in the delivery of legal services." 

LIT-Lab members Leigh Gill and I will be serving on the Innovations Committee of that task force, and we'll be looking for help and input from the community to help meet our charge to identify ways for the bar to:

• Help legal service providers establish, maintain and grow sustainable practices that respond to demonstrated low and moderate income community legal needs;


• Encourage exploration and use of innovative service delivery models that leverage technology, unbundling, and alternative fee structures to provide more affordable legal services; and


•  Develop lawyer business management, technology, and other practice skills.


Overall it should be a great session. Hope to see you there!

--John

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Beers and Blockchains
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Thursday
Oct 27
Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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Monday
Oct 31
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Nov 1
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

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

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

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

Check out our FAQ.

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Wednesday
Nov 2
Hacking Brainstorming: How to Spark Your Team’s Creativity
eROI

Brainstorming has become a bad word at many companies. Enough so that the word makes project managers cringe just at its mention, as they envision their group spending futile hours spinning around and around.

It doesn’t have to be that way, though. We now have loads of research and data on the best ways to pull creative ideas out of teams.

Whether your company is full of Type-A personalities or introverts who shy away from the limelight, this talk will provide cutting-edge brainstorming techniques used by the most forward-thinking companies. The second half will then be dedicated to putting those ideas into practice.

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CHIFOO Event: Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments" with Michelle Kittrell, Cambia Health Solutions!

If we look closely at interactions that frustrate us we can clearly see bounded irrationality at play, disrupting our ‘expected’ path of outcomes. This talk will cover how the dynamic of neuroscience, culture, and personal preferences create “unique” rational experiences.

About the Speaker

Michelle Kittrell is a research analyst at Cambia Health Solutions.

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

Thursday
Nov 3
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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Friday
Nov 4
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Monday
Nov 7
How to jive virtual collaboration - 4 x 90 minute Virtual sessions of the Work Together Anywhere Workshop
through

Want to improve engaged virtual collaboration in your team and your online meetings? In these 4 virtual learning sessions we get to push all the remote buttons. You will leave with new tools and a bunch of inspiration to take back to your virtual colleagues!

The workshop is made up of four 90 minute, interactive online sessions each with a separate focus:

Nov 7: Set expectations for how to work together

Nov 14: Simulate the office

Nov 21: Facilitate online meetings like a pro

Nov 28: Give and receive feedback (to inspire continuous improvement)

Time for all sessions is 10am PST/1pm EST/7pm CET. Price for Calagator Community: $350 (regular price $400) per person

To enhance the learning there will be material to view (articles & videos) as well as dialog with learning partners between sessions (estimated prep 1 hour per week)

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Thursday
Nov 10
Tech+Pong
Altsource at 2407 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR

Come have a beer and (if you want to) play some pong:

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and drinks.

http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Tech-Pong/events/233853656/

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Friday
Nov 11
SeaGL
through Seattle Central College

SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Our goal for SeaGL is to produce an event which is as enjoyable and informative for those who spend their days maintaining hundreds of servers as it is for a student who has only just started exploring technology options. SeaGL's first year was 2013. The SeaGL web site is built with Jekyll and we use OSEM for event management.

The cost of attendance is free.

Attendee Registration will not require the use of non-free software.

You may attend SeaGL without identifying yourself, and you are encouraged to do so to protect your privacy.

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Portland Startup Weekend
through Vacasa

The Portland Startup Weekend brings together people with different skill sets (such as developer, designers, and business people) to experience an intense weekend of building a new business. Why should you attend?

  • Build your network
  • Co-founder dating
  • Learn a new skill
  • Get face time with thought leaders
  • Join a global community
  • Actually launch a business!

Details for next Portland Startup Weekend (Check schedule below for details):

Date: November 11th-13th Time: Friday: 5:30 -10pm, Saturday: 8am - 10pm, Sunday 8am - 9pm

Bootcamp Information (Optional)

There will also be a pre-weekend bootcamp available for those who want to get up to speed and learn about how to best utilize the weekend. We'll go over pitching, customer validation, and executing a startup.

This event will be held at Vacasa the week before Startup Weekend. It will take place Saturday November 5th, 9am - 1pm. If you purchase a bootcamp ticket, you can use promo code BOOTCAMP to save $25 off the Startup Weekend ticket.

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Tuesday
Nov 15
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Wednesday
Nov 16
Health Ignite 2016 (An event hosted by Ignite TAO)
Empirical Theater at OMSI

1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

Health Ignite* is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.

Health Ignite will include topics like wellness, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare reform, etc. What products, services and research is out there that can really take healthcare to the next level? What new ideas could make the world of healthcare better - for patients, for doctors, or for everyone? Attend Health Ignite and you will find out. Speakers are from the local Portland community with representatives across many verticals, so you don't want to miss this event!

SPEAKER/PROPOSAL INFORMATION Health Ignite draws a diverse crowd of practitioners, researchers, administrators, entrepreneurs, consultants, and healthcare business professionals. The promise of new ideas and exciting solutions to difficult healthcare problems brings everyone together.

Health Ignite proposals should include a brief written synopsis of your presentation and a brief bio about yourself. Show and tell something cool you've invented or found - no sales pitches please! Challenge us, inspire us, and show us how your idea can transform patient care or healthcare.

APPLY Proposals should be submitted online by September 9, 2016. Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by the Ignite TAO: Health team. Please include your contact information in case the team has questions about your proposal. Everyone who submitts a proposal will be notified on the status of their application by September 30th.

Additional details and applications are located here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/health-ignite-2016

SPONSORSHIPS View sponsorship opportunities here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/health-ignite-2016

*Health Ignite is an event hosted by Ignite TAO.

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Refresh PDX: Bauhaus in the Browser
FINE

Attendees will get a showcase of how these new digital techniques can be applied to the web by journeying back to the past—nearly 100 years—to one of the most notable periods in the history of design: Bauhaus modernism. During this period, design was highly influential yet gleefully experimental, with strict geometry, overlapping elements, and rotated text. Attendees will see works by artist Piet Mondrian, typographer Jan Tschichold, dadaist Kurt Schwitters, and metal-worker Marianne Brandt recreated or redesigned on screen, and optimized for the new medium of mobile devices.

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Thursday
Nov 17
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) presents Demystifying Telecom:How the voice you hear got there

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-demystifying-telecomhow-the-voice-you-hear-got-there-tickets-28243621432

Have you ever wondered how phone calls work on a lower level? James Aimonetti has created a workshop to show PDXWIT members the tech behind telecom.

Agenda for the workshop:

  • A brief history of telecom
  • Describe VoIP at high level
  • Show some SIP packets for basic call scenarios
     - Introduce basic jargon and acronym
     - Compare SIP to HTTP
    
  • Describe high level distributed architecture of Kazoo
     - Identify and eliminate single points of failure
     - Coordinate call processing among servers
     - Highlight challenges in distributing everything
    
  • Brief pitch for developing against Kazoo
     - REST APIs
     - Pivot - real-time, dynamic call routing
    

This workshop encourages more women to consider telecom as an exciting place where innovation is possible and learn to marry telecom infrastructure to the Internet-driven life in new and novel ways. Come learn a little about telecom, distributed systems as applied to telecom infrastructure, Erlang, and maybe get inspired to build new systems that leverage the APIs exposed in Kazoo.

We are 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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Sunday
Nov 20
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
Nov 21
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

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

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

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Friday
Dec 2
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Tuesday
Dec 6
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

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

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

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

Check out our FAQ.

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Thursday
Dec 15
Mentor Connect
CENTRL Office

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Meet with a professional and troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up. Free for TIE members. Join TIE for the privilege of this helpful monthly event.

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Pitch Club HispanicPros with Tom Kingsley
CENTRL Office

The final part of the Pitch Club series Tom Kingsley explains how to close your pitch with a killer Ask/Exit. Get an opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from an Oregon investor and serial entrepreneur. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck. Non-members pay $25, Join TiEOregon and pay only $5 You did not have to attend the previous parts of the series to attend.

Sunday
Dec 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
Dec 19
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

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

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

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Friday
Jan 6, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Sunday
Jan 22, 2017
NamesCon 2017
through Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

NamesCon is the biggest domain name industry event in the world, and we predict another record-breaking year with well over 1,400 attendees expected at our 2017 event.

We’re committed to offering our loyal attendees the opportunity to attend NamesCon 2017 at a fraction of the final ticket price. Register now to save big.

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Friday
Feb 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
Mar 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Saturday
Mar 4, 2017
ProductCamp Portland 2017
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

We're back for our 4th year!
ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers and marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

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Thursday
Mar 30, 2017
GameStorm 19
through Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

The event features a game library with over 1000 titles and enough space for anyone and everyone to play to their heart's content.

Attendees may choose from organized events, open tabletop play, game lab design programming, LARP, tabletop RPG's, LAN games, miniatures, console games, panels and guest activities, and other fun stuff.

Memberships are available in advance via the website or may be purchased at the door. There are no individual event registration fees; admission is all-inclusive.

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Friday
Apr 7, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
May 5, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
Jun 2, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
Jul 7, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
Aug 4, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
Sep 1, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
Oct 6, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
Nov 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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Friday
Dec 1, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

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

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