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Friday
Oct 7
BSidesPDX 2022 - Computer Security Conference
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union

We're looking forward to seeing you at BSidesPDX on Friday October 7, 2022 for our tenth annual conference. Registration is free through September 30th!

BSides Portland is a tax-exempt charitable 501(c)(3) organization founded with the mission to cultivate the Pacific Northwest information security and hacking community by creating local inclusive opportunities for learning, networking, collaboration, and teaching.

As this is an indoor event, we are requiring that all participants of BSidesPDX wear a mask while inside of conference spaces for the entirety of the event, except when you are 1) actively eating or drinking; or 2) a presenter actively giving your talk/workshop. Masks must be worn completely over both your mouth and nose.

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Six Leadership Traps and How to Avoid Them with Sean Lemson
The Tech Academy

Sean Lemson will be joining us to discuss six traps that many leaders fall into and how to avoid them.

On the surface, these traps seem to be good leadership practices, but they almost always result in poor outcomes for teams and organizations. Despite this repeated failure to achieve what they want, leaders continue to fall into these traps.

Whether you’re a current leader or an aspiring one, you should know these six traps well and build up strong defenses against them. Step one is awareness and Sean will share the rest with you in this Tech Talk.

Sean is an Organizational and Team Performance Coach and certified Executive Coach with over a decade of experience helping companies transform. He founded Motivated Outcomes, LLC with one mission: To help companies become places people want to work.

Join us Friday, October 7th at 1 pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/techTalk107 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/techTalkE107

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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Wednesday
Oct 12
PIE Demo Day 2022
TBD

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Please join us online for PIE Demo Day 2022!

You do not need to be an accredited investor to attend. And you don't need to be in Portland, Oregon. Everyone is welcome. It's a community event and free and open to the public.

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LGBTQ+ in Tech: Coming Out Stories… at Work
Online

Coming out stories in the LGBTQ+ community runs the gamut of experiences. In honor of National Coming Out Day (10/11/2022), join PDXWIT and hear from community members on how it has been for them navigating the deeply personal decision to come out at the office. Find out what it was like for them. Was it a good experience, a bad experience, or was it an indifferent experience.

HRC listed the benefits of being out at work and relieve the daily stress of being who you are:

  • Eliminates the need to hide or mislead.
  • Makes deeper friendships possible.
  • Breaks down barriers to understanding.
  • Builds trusting working relationships.
  • Let's bring our “whole selves” to work.
  • Being open can make you more productive, and can even benefit your career because your peers will see you in a new authentic light.

Meet our panel of folx who have opened the closet doors at the office and let’s have a real conversation about being LGBTQ+ on the teams we work with in the organizations we work for and hear their stories.

Facilitated by Crystal Sincoff and Hazel Valdez, we’ll hear from Clove Wright (she/her), Kae (“Naps”) D’Apice (they/them) and Rachel O’Connor (she/they) in this inclusive panel.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event opens/networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions 5:10 p.m. - Panel discussion begins 5:50 p.m. - Q&A 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: PDXWIT is building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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A Human Centered Framework to acceleration concepts to AI Capabilities
Tualatin Country Club

The benefits of AI are pervasively accepted, and yet a paradox exists between AI's potential and its success: Research shows that up to 90% of AI/ML initiatives fail adoption; 70% of AI/ML models don't evolve; less than 20% of enterprise functions use AI, and 50% of CDOs fail within the first year. These staggering statistics illuminate organizations' tendency to prioritize artificial intelligence's technological challenges over context, relevancy, and experience. Mindful AI framework is designed to address these challenges and has been successfully implemented to help enterprises accelerate their AI journey with measurable outcomes.

Bio: Ahmer Inam is the Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer at Relanto, a global business process transformation and enterprise resiliency firm. Ahmer has more than 20 years of experience driving organizational transformation with intelligent digital solutions. His experience includes leadership roles at firms like Nike, PwC, and Wells Fargo. Ahmer is a member of the healthcare brain trust at XPRIZE where he is responsible for designing incentives based moonshot innovation competitions. Additionally, Ahmer serves as a Data & AI expert with International Institute for Analytics, and he is on the joint World Economic Forum and Responsible AI Institute task force that is designing the world’s first responsible AI certification program. Ahmer is also on the Forbes Technology Council and an advisor to a number of healthcare startups. Ahmer holds two masters degrees, one each in Industrial Engineering and Economics and a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Thursday
Oct 13
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle transportation advocates and open data / open government / open code folks to work on collaborative mapping and resolution of transportation safety issues. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks. Recurring meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Agenda:

  • Wayfinding Report
  • Bicycle Node Network
  • pedestrian crash map
  • How will charter reform impact bike lane maintenance / pdxreporter vs calling your commissioner?
  • whatever else folks are working on or asking about

This is an informal work session and hangout, discussion/questions and sharing tech knowledge to collaboratively build political power for safe streets and a complete bike transportation network that works for all people of all ages and abilities.

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Friday
Oct 14
How The Tech Academy Helped me Landed a Job in Manufacturing Development
The Tech Academy

Tech Academy graduate, Thomas Shetler will be joining us to discuss Manufacturing Development and how the Tech Academy helped him land a job in the tech industry.

Thomas attended The Tech Academy where he learned web development, C# and .Net development, database structures, and python as well as various web frameworks like ASP.NET and Django. Now a Software Developer for S.E.H of America, Thomas can learn to code anything.

He graduated in 2020 and is currently working as a Software Developer at SEH America.

In this talk, Thomas will cover what manufacturing development is, his experience at The Tech Academy and how he landed his current role. Be sure to bring all your questions and they will be answered in the Q&A section at the end of the Talk.

Join us Friday, October 14th at 1 pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TechTalk1014 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TechTalkE1014

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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Monday
Oct 17
Portland Surveillance Technologies Policy
Online event

Last year, the Smart City PDX team and Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights began work to create a surveillance policy for the City of Portland. They held several events over the course of the year: some were intended to educate the local community about the policy and why one is needed, while others provided an opportunity for community members to give input on what they felt should be included in the surveillance policy. A draft of the proposed legislation is now ready and will be presented to city council later this year: https://www.smartcitypdx.com/news/2022/9/20/september-2022-surveillance-technologies-policy-updates

At this month's meeting, Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at Smart City PDX, within Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will join us to share the details of the proposed policy along with information about how you can still participate in the process.

Come to the meeting, and learn about the plan for surveillance policy in Portland!

Please RSVP via this Meetup page or by sending an email to [email protected].

Speaker bio: Hector Dominguez is the Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland. In 2009, Portland became the first city in the United States to adopt an Open Data Resolution to encourage the expansion of the technological community by promoting open data and partnerships between City government and the public, private and nonprofit sectors, academia, and labor.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

{short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive 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 educate and share information related to technology and activism, 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.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Tuesday
Oct 18
Coffee w/ Co-Founders with special guest speaker Matt Milletto (Founder, Water Ave. Coffee)
Graybox

Matt Milletto, co-founder of Water Ave Coffee, will be not only providing coffee for this morning's event, he was also be sharing a couple stories of his entrepreneurial journey...so far.

This event will be at the brand spanking new Upstart Collective.

UpStart Collective is roughly 4,000 feet of contemporary office space nestled at the top of a retrofitted industrial tower in inner SE Portland – complete with multiple rooftop patios, colorful conference rooms, a ping pong table, and the occasional visiting office pup.

Much more than a space, it is also both a new experiment and collaboration years in the making. Through the continued efforts of startup leaders in our city (and a generous contribution from our partner, GRAYBOX), UpStart Collective is now a highly subsidized creative space open to founders, funders, tinkerers, creators, doers, and idealists.

Come meet other great founders Learn some stuff Hear some great stories Drink some kick-ass coffee

Hope to see you all there! Josh & Mark

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free-flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Tuesday
Oct 25
APIWorld 2022
Virtual

API World is the world's largest API and microservices conference. Now in its 11th year — it brings together 4,500+ technical professionals, engineers, and integration partners to learn, network, and build the API economy — with 150+ speakers and over 300 hours of content.

With 3 conferences inside: the API Lifecycle Conference, the API Innovation Conference, and Microservices World, our tracks & topics include: Microservices Architecture, API Design/Architecture, API Strategy/Enterprise Modernization, IoT & APIs, Service Mesh, Containers, Kubernetes, Emerging APIs, AI APIs, API Security, and more.

If you build or use APIs or microservices, you need to be at API World 2022. We created the conference and expo with the goal of organizing the API Economy -- and our mission is to be vendor-neutral and to facilitate connections, knowledge, trust, and business within the community of API providers, integration partners & API consumers.

API World is produced and owned by DevNetwork, the organization of the world's developer community — and producers of leading conferences for the engineering, IT & technology industries.

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RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Thursday
Oct 27
Confessions of an Entrepreneur (after the exit) with Allie Magyar, Founder of Hubb
Portland Art Museum Website
Saturday
Nov 5
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

Coffee, bagels and people working on their careers and code! We have 2-5 mentors every month ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice. We offer resume reviews, portfolio reviews, and sometimes mock interviews (time permitting).

Slack: https://mentorshipsaturdays.herokuapp.com/ Discord: https://discord.gg/nSCxgbcG7U

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Wednesday
Nov 9
Pitch Club
Zoom Website
Tuesday
Nov 29
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Tuesday
Dec 27
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

Wherever remains that still serves beer in 2038, we will party like it's 1970.

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