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Sunday
Aug 2
Ham Radio License Test
Milwaukie Round Table Pizza

Walk-Ins allowed. The Exam is $15. Photo ID and SSN card required.

http://www.arrl.org/exam_sessions/milwaukie-or-97222-57

Monday
Aug 3
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet Labs

Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday!

We'll have Puppet Labs engineer, Daniel Dreier here to chat about a project that he's been working on.

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

  • 6:00-6:30 pm Pizza and salad (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options)
  • 6:30 -7:00 pm Demo of new Certificate Autosign Tooling, Daniel Dreier, Puppet Labs
  • 7:00 -7:20 pm Managing Puppet Environments and Canary Testing in PE
  • 7:15 -7:45 pm Open Discussion/talks
  • 7:45 - 8:15 pm Plan next meeting and mingle

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

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Tuesday
Aug 4
Workfrom Portland Coworking Week
through Various

We're celebrating Portland's collaborative work culture across all industries. Connect with other local entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, artists and makers in this week long conference being held as a part of International Coworking Week.

Shared work spaces have helped spark the rise of the sharing economy--and given countless individuals, entrepreneurs and startups a way to affordably start and grow their passions into businesses. This is a week devoted to celebrating those people and places creating the commons. It's also an opportunity to explore shared spaces, connect, work alongside others, socialize, and learn tips for safer, more productive work in coworking environments.

Register to attend the sessions and get a free day pass at any participating space.

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Drop in hour for prospective students
Epicodus

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

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

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

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

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

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

🎉 13th anniversary meeting 🎉

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Aaron Patterson aka tenderlove

Godfrey Chan: Dropping down to The Metal™

As much as we love Ruby, when you need to be really close to the metal, you have no choice but to use JavaScript. This is why I developed the javascript gem to help you harness the raw power of your machines. In this talk, we will examine the Ruby tricks and black magic hidden behind this ludicrous invention. Along the way, we will learn about how Ruby internally deal with variable lookups, method calls, scoping and bindings. Together, we will push the limits of the Ruby language, taking it to places Matz never ever envisioned!

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

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

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

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

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

The Latest on TypeScript
Hawthorn Farm

Speaker: James Churchill of the TypeScript Portland Users Group.

Since its unveiling in October 2012, TypeScript has been regularly updated with new features and refinements. With the release of TypeScript 1.5, support has been added for a number of great ECMAScript 6 (ES6) related features. Join us for an overview of the latest features including:

• Union Types
• Type Guards
• Template Strings
• ES6 Modules
• Destructuring
• Let and Const
• For..of Support
• Decorators
• Computed Properties
• Project Support through tsconfig.json TypeScript

Site: http://www.typescriptlang.org/

What's New in TypeScript:
https://github.com/Microsoft/TypeScript/wiki/What%27s-new-in-TypeScript

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Building the Accessibility Roadmap
52Ltd.

I know, I know. Accessibility seems like a thing that we should do... but it's sometimes uncomfortable to talk about and it feels like there aren't that many people who need it anyway... right?

Wrong. About 1 in 5 Americans reports that they have some kind of disability - from hearing impairment, vision impairment, mobility issues to mental disabilities and more. What does this mean for you and your company? It means that if you're not creating sites, services, and products with this group of people in mind, you're letting go of a multi-billion dollar market share. It also means that you're missing opportunities to be innovative leaders in your space. It also - finally - means that you're about to be breaking the law. Did you know that companies like Target and Netflix have been successfully (and expensively) sued for failure to create and maintain accessible sites? Well, they have. And we don't want that for you.

We're putting on a seriously hands-on workshop to help people from all ends of all companies think about this topic. Building the Accessibility Roadmap is a hands-on workshop. It is not a panel, or a lecture, or a networking schmooze event. You will leave with a real plan that you can implement. If you, your department, or company is ready to start thinking about the "accessibility question" - whether because it's the right thing to do or because it's the law - this workshop is designed to take you through our proprietary tool and roadmap system that points the way forward. You'll leave with actionable tasks, not just ideas or theory.

When: Tues. Aug 4th at 6-8:30pm Where: 52 LTD Who: Anyone interested in learning more about actionable accessibility

If you're ready to start planning AND doing, this workshop is for you. We'll cover a bit about the law, but the workshop is really geared toward helping you develop a real plan and approach for creating your company's accessibility roadmap.

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Networking Night @ Jama
Jama Software (New office)

Jama Software will be hosting our August Networking Night and we'll be at their beautiful new office on SW Taylor. The program for this month is a panel on "Lessons Learned in the Tech Industry."

Panelists:

Hang Dao – QA Engineer
Kristina King – Support Community Manager
Robin Calhoun – Product Manager
Laura Andrews – Visual Interaction Designer
Jess Stetson—Solutions Architect

Program:

6:00-6:30 - Check-in + Networking
6:30-8:00 - Panel: "Lessons Learned in the Tech Industry" 
8:00-8:30 - Networking + Wrap-up

About Jama: 

From concept to launch, the Jama product delivery platform helps companies bring complex products to market. By involving every person invested in the organization’s success, the Jama platform provides a structured collaboration environment, empowering everyone instant and comprehensive insight into what they are building and why. Innovative companies worldwide use Jama to increase the return of investment on R&D, out-innovate their competition and deliver business value. Jama is one of the fastest-growing enterprise software companies in the United States, having repeatedly been recognized by Inc. and Forbes for its success. 

For more info: https://www.jamasoftware.com/

Jama Careers: https://www.jamasoftware.com/careers/

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Coworking Tips, Tricks, and Hacks — Bring Your Questions!
PDX Code Guild

To celebrate Portland Coworking Week, we're hosting a reverse Q&A: you can submit your questions (as well as your tips) about how to cowork better! We'll have snacks and drinks to help keep the ideas flowing.

Share your questions and tips through the Reverse Q&A doc (you can add items anonymously, if you're not comfortable asking on your own.

Free parking!

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Monthly PDX LIT-Lab / Legal Hackers Meetup
eBay Community Lounge

Hi All:

We're very excited about our combined July/August meetup. We've got a demo on tap from Wong Meng Weng of legalese.io, an open-source spinout project from a business accelerator in Asia. Their vision is to be a Turing-complete contract tool based on the simple idea: 'what if contracts could be written in a formal language first, and then compiled to natural language?'


We will be back at eBay this time around, please RSVP and help spread the word!


--John & Jason

PS For more on Legalese.io, check out

http://www.legalese.io/­
http://www.legalese.io/turing.html­
http://www.jfdi.asia/blog/an-operating-system-for-startups

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Science on Tap - Sex Ed
Clinton Street Theater

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:

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

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Wednesday
Aug 5
Lean Coffee
Viewpoint Tech Center

Join us for Lean Coffee at Viewpoint Construction Software on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:30am. Viewpoint is located at the east landing of the Hawthorne Bridge, at 1510 SE Water Ave. Come to the Tech Center on the eastern side of Water Ave.

Lean Coffee is a simple, efficient, and fun way to discuss open ended topics in a small group. We’ll tend to focus on agile software development, but welcome any and all topics of interest. Porltand Lean Coffee is always an open, free community event. Some notes from past discussions are available on http://portland.leancoffee.org/

For more on Lean Coffee, check out http://leancoffee.org/

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1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

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

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

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

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

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Collective Agency co-working 9am-5pm open house then 5-7pm happy hour and mixer
Collective Agency

From 5-7pm on Wednesday August 5th we’ll have a happy hour and mixer at Collective Agency. It’s open to the public, and part of Portland Coworking Week. It’ll be in the big loft room here.

Earlier in the day from 9am to 5pm we’ll be open for anyone seriously considering membership or here as part of Portland Coworking Week (the link above). From 2-2:30pm there'll be an optional member meeting, where members plan upcoming events. Non-members can sit in, and share your name and something you're passionate about.

Information on membership is here: http://collectiveagency.co/membership

The Community Guidelines are the core of the Terms of Service here: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

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MaptimePDX, Code for Portland, and Portland Accessibility and User Experience co-meetup
Esri Portland R&D Center

MaptimePDX is hosting a co-meetup with Portland’s Accessibility and User Experience group & Code for Portland! We will discuss how to improve environmental accessibility and inclusion by including accessibility geographic information in OpenStreetMap (OSM) an open-source data platform for spatial data, often termed the Wikipedia of maps.

Beginner Mappers Welcome!

Learn more & register here!


Welcome to MaptimePDX, a monthly hack and learn meetup for map nerds, geo-geeks, and the spatially inclined. Beginners are very welcome!

Our goal is to be inclusive no matter your tech level, so bring your questions, geoprojects, and mapping curiosities. We also highly encourage bringing a laptop so you can get hands-on!


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Thursday
Aug 6
SharePoint Online Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

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

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

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

Course Outline:

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

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

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

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

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

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

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

Module 8 – O365 Development Napa, Visual Studio 2013

Module 9 – Mobile App Mobile App Development

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

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CHIFOO Game Night!
Guardian Games

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

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

Guardian Games thank you!

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UX Book Club PDX is talking to Abby Covert about her book, How To Make Sense Of Any Mess
Mozilla

After a few months off, we're back! On August 6th, we're going to be chatting with Abby Covert about her recent book, How To Make Sense Of Any Mess, "a book about information architecture for everybody".

Abby is the president of the Information Architecture Institute, a teacher, and an independent Information Architect so you won't want to miss the opportunity to talk with her about information architecture. How To Make Sense Of Any Mess is a short, easy-to-read book that'll get you up to speed with information architecture and introduce you to some really handy tools.

Please note: if you haven't finished the book but still want to come along, please do.

Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Aug 10
Project Management in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

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

COST • Online: $435.00

Course Outline:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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FutureTalk with Blithe Rocher + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

The Scientific Method of Troubleshooting

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

For software engineers, troubleshooting is one of the toughest and most important skills to develop. When problems arise, a beginning developer's first instincts are to panic and head to StackOverflow. Rather than rushing to deploy quick fixes, it's important to identify the root cause.

Biologists, chemists, and physicists increase understanding about the world by applying the logical steps of the scientific method to discover solutions to complex problems. Like scientists, developers can learn troubleshooting skills by treating each problem like a mini "science" experiment.

In this talk we'll explore how using the scientific method can lead to greater understanding and more viable solutions to complex problems.

Blithe Rocher is a software engineer based in Oakland, California. She works for Fastly as part of the core engineering team to build the customer-facing Configuration API. Prior to becoming a developer, she received a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Southern California.

Additionally, Blithe is passionate about teaching other women how to become developers. She helped organize Rails Girls ATL, a monthly meetup for women interested in learning about programming.

› 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. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

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

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Tuesday
Aug 11
SharePoint 2013 Administrator Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

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

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

Duration – 3 Days Offered live ONLINE.

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

COST • Online: $1,485.00

Course Outline:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Portland ReactJS Presentation night
Jama Software (New Office)

Hello all!

We are hoping that you and yours are having a most excellent summer so far. We've had such a busy summer we overlooked the July meeting! Our plan is to get things started back up this second week of August. I wanted to get the date down for everyone. I don't have any plans finalized for speakers, if you'd like to propose a talk you can do it publicly here, or PM the organizers; I was asking folks to use the google group for this previously, but it seems easiest for you all to use meetup.com directly.

There's been great lightning talk participation later in the evenings from everyone, please come with something fun/interesting to show folks!

Schedule will be up soon once we nail down some speakers!

Thanks to all who attended our meeting last month, and to Asa Miller and Eric O'Connell for presenting!

-=== Event Details ===-

Jama Software has graciously offered their event space again for this meeting. Food will also be provided by Idealist.org, please come at 6pm to enjoy some dinner and socializing. If you are new to the group, welcome! We hope that you find this community a friendly and open one. To new and existing members, please take a look at the code of conduct for our group.

The presentation will start promptly at 6:30.

Looking forward to a great meetup!

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I want to work for HealthSparq Consulting (powered by FREE PIZZA)
Forge Portland

This meetup is going to be a pretty cool interview with Jorge Zelaya, Director of Technology Operations at HealthSparq. He joined there recently and is excited to share the journey leading up to this dream job. He will also talk to us about what HealthSparq is doing with cloud technologies (I am super-excited about this part for sure!)

The experience and value you will get from this meetup is going to be unlike any other you ever saw... You have my personal guarantee!

Oh, as always, this meetup is POWERED BY FREE PIZZA :)

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Wednesday
Aug 12
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

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

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

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

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

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Rose City Comic Con Ticket Drawing #3 of 4

Do you work in IT and want to go enjoy a Saturday at the Rose City Comic Con with a guest? Follow our Xiologix Company Page on LinkedIn to enter a chance to win a pair (2) “Saturday Only” tickets to the 2015 Rose City Comic Con held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR September 19, 2015. Details here: http://www.xiologix.com/2015/06/rose-city-comic-con/

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Galois tech talk: Evidence-based Trust of Symbolic Execution-based Verification
Galois Inc

abstract:

Software-dependent critical systems that impact daily life are rapidly increasing in number, size, and complexity. Unfortunately, inadequate software and systems engineering can lead to accidents that cause economic disaster, injuries, or even death. There is a growing reliance on development and verification tools to reduce costs, better manage complexity, and to increase confidence in these systems. Recent standards for critical systems have an increased emphasis on characterizing the requirements of tools used in the certification context and the particular certification obligations that these tools can discharge. In the case of avionics, DO-333 explicitly addresses the role/use of formal methods tools, e.g., allowing formal verification of code compliance to procedure contracts to complement unit testing, and DO-330 addresses tool qualifications.

In this talk, I will present the Kiasan symbolic execution framework that can be used to automatically check varying degrees of functional correctness properties of critical systems — ranging from absence of runtime errors to compositional reasoning of deep semantical contracts of complex data structures. One notable feature of Kiasan is the focus on explicating its analysis results to describe inconclusive analysis results in cases where it cannot clearly refute or verify properties. Similar to other symbolic execution tools, Kiasan generates counter-examples or test cases as evidence for (conclusive) contract violations. In contrast to others, however, Kiasan can generate strong evidence for its (conclusive) verification results in the form of Coq proof objects. This is achieved by first formalizing Kiasan’s symbolic execution (abstract) semantics in Coq and proving that it is sound and relatively complete with respect to the (concrete) semantics of the system programming language; this is done once and for all (for a particular system programming language) and establishes a relatively small trust base. We believe that Kiasan’s evidence-based trust approach can be used to help in software certifications of safety-critical systems as well as in tool qualification processes.

bio:

Robby is a Professor in the Computing and Information Sciences (CIS) Department at Kansas State University. In addition to symbolic execution-based verification, he works on dataflow framework for analyzing security vulnerability in mobile apps, device modeling for interoperable medical devices, and a hazard analysis platform. In the past, he worked on software model checking, data/predicate abstractions, program dependences (slicing), and software specification techniques.

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PMI Agile Roundtable
Unitus Community Credit Union

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

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

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

Thanks to Unitus for their continued support

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TypeScript Monthly Meeting
CSG Pro Website
Science on Tap - Neuroscience of Reality
Kiggins Theatre

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

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

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

Event Description:

What is real, what is a sensory illusion, and how do we know? The blue/gold dress illusion demonstrates that you can’t always trust your brain. Dr. Michael Morgan, Professor of Psychology at WSU Vancouver, will use sensory illusions to reveal how the nervous system creates perceptions of the world. In this case, what you see is not what you get. Come learn about the brain’s limitations, exaggerations, and omissions.


Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.


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

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Thursday
Aug 13
TiE Oregon Pitch Club - Speaker TBA
Connective DX Community Room

Join us at the longest running, most educational pitch clinic in town!

We practice pitches: investor pitches, concept pitches, sales pitches, co-f0under pitches, product pitches, elevator pitches, etc. Bring your concept-, elevator-, co-founder-, sales, or investor pitch and get actionable and valuable feedback. Or come be part of the audience and learn by watching, and providing feedback to others.

But, don’t be a watcher too long: you will definitely get the most benefit from this event by getting up and practicing your pitch with us! Many went before you, lived to tell the tale (we don’t bite!) and got a lot of actionable feedback!

TiE Members: FREE (and you can bring a pre-registered guest for $10); Public: $25

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

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

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

Duration - 1 Day Offered live ONLINE.

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

COST • Online: $585.00

Course Outline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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Monday
Aug 17
Ruby brightnight
Epicodus

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

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

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

Bring Computers to work on if you prefer

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Scalable Machine Learning in R with H2O
Simple

Abstract:

The discussion will begin with a brief overview of the current machine learning landscape in R. After the introduction, we will discuss H2O, a scalable open source machine learning library. H2O has APIs in R, Python, Scala and Java, and the focus of this talk will be the h2o and h2oEnsemble R packages. All of H2O's algorithm implementations are distributed, which allows the software to scale to big data. H2O can be used to speed up machine learning problems on your laptop (as a local multicore cluster), or it can be used in a multi-node cluster setting (for example, on Amazon EC2). H2O currently features distributed implementations of GLM, GBM, Random Forest and Deep Neural Nets. H2O.ai, the company behind H2O, is based in Mountain View, CA and has a scientific advisory council comprised of very well known contributors to machine learning community: Trevor Hastie, Rob Tibshirani and Stephen Boyd, all from Stanford University.

Speaker Bio:

Erin is a Statistician and Machine Learning Scientist at H2O.ai, and the author of several R packages. Erin received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics with a Designated Emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on ensemble machine learning, learning from imbalanced binary-outcome data, influence curve based variance estimation and statistical computing. http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~ledell http://www.twitter.com/ledell

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
Aug 18
PDX Git Together
eBay Community Lounge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

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

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

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

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

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2015 TechCrawl 30 Offices
Block 300

Eat, drink and talk tech at the 4th Annual TechCrawl. Over 30 offices open to tech folks.

This year, we will have two tracks:

• Product Track: Companies that build and sell their own products only. Includes Jive, CrowdCompass, TFNW, PuppetLabs, Mozilla, Zapproved, Urban Airship, Elemental, Jama Software, Vadio and more.

• Agency Track: Agencies that create and deliver services and products for other companies. Includes Response Capture, TFNW, Corsource, Aruba Networks, ESRI, Forix, Metal Toad and more.

Free to attend with Meet-up RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Innovation-in-Motion/events/223841329/

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Refresh Portland — A Skeptic’s Guide to Branding
Idealist

Our Topic

There are few things given more skepticism by the geeks of the world than marketing. Indeed, we like to see ourselves as above the buzzwords and cheesy stock photographs, safe in a world where the empirically best solution is the one that will win out.

But there’s a problem. Marketing, and especially branding, is critical to the geek’s career. Indeed, geeks from John Gruber to Jeff Atwood have become big names in programming, and it’s not by accident- they know how to make and expose a great, genuine professional identity. Projects turn from hobbyist hacks to enterprise concerns thanks to their clear, strong branding. For the successful geek, branding is essential, but we can be just too skeptical to take advantage.

Well, no longer. I’ve trudged through the marketing landscape and found the bits that anyone can be okay with applying. I’ll go through finding an authentic identity for yourself or your next project, so you can put together an appealing image without having to lie through your teeth. And I’ll back it up not with lofty promises, but with a skeptic’s favorite thing: science.

Our speaker, Zoe Landon

Zoe Landon has been messing with computers since childhood and making them work more or less correctly for the last 8 years. She has a Software Engineering degree mostly used for front-end web development, and a Creative Writing minor mostly used for confusing people. Zoe’s many entrepreneurial efforts have resulted in an interview with Sir Christopher Lee, vulgarities from a British rock band, and other minor successes.

She can often be found partaking in trivia and wearing a silly hat.

Follow Zoe on Twitter.

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[Double R Workshop] Exploratory Anlysis with R; Custom Functions in R
eBay Community Lounge

As a joint meetup with the R User Group, we'll be hosting a double-session. The first hour will be Exploratory Analysis in R for beginners. The second hour will be an intermediate-level session on defining and using Custom Functions in R, with a focus on time series data. Intermediates are encouraged to come to the first hour to help the beginners.

Exploratory Data Analysis with R will be led by Joshua Galbraith, Chief Data Scientist at Network Redux. This workshop is target at the beginner looking to get started using R for their data exploration.

Custom Function in R will be led by Hoyt Emerson, R programmer and Digital Marketer. This workshop is targeted at the intermediate who is looking to optimize their workflows and do what's not 'just built-in'.

Schedule:

  • Doors Open 6:15.
  • Meetup starts with getting your environment set up at 6:30.
  • Exploratory Data Analysis starts at 6:45 and will last until around 7:45.
  • Custom Fucntion starts at 8 and will last until around 9.
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Thursday
Aug 20
TechfestNW
through Revolution Hall

TechfestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers passionate about technology, design, entrepreneurship and innovation. Founded in 2012, TechfestNW brings all of these elements together with two days of speakers, parties, networking opportunities and a talent/recruitment fair.

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Esri Hackerlab
Esri PDX R&D Center

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

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

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

Oh and here is a list of the required materials:

  1. Computer

  2. GitHub account

  3. Git installed and configured

  4. Text editor

  5. ArcGIS for Developers or ArcGIS Organization account

HackerLab Agenda:

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

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

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Friday
Aug 21
Camp Smalltalk Portland 2015
through CTRL-H

Camp Smalltalk is a gathering of Smalltalk enthusiasts.

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

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

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

Registration

https://www.picatic.com/event14352674835773927

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Saturday
Aug 22
Drupal Global Training Days
Drupal Association HQ

Drupal Global Training Days is an initiative by the Drupal Association to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. We welcome novice and beginner students to join the Drupal Association for an Introduction to Drupal lesson for FREE. This will be a very basic introduction to what Drupal is, how to utilize it and highlighting where to look on Drupal.org for continued support. Please provide your name, email addresss, and designated Drupal knowledge (Novice or Beginner).

Where: Drupal Association Offices, 209 SW Oak St, Suite 100

When: Saturday August 22nd 9-3 pm

Coffee and snacks provided. Lunch currently will not be provided.

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Monday
Aug 24
SharePoint 2013 Development Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

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

Module 2 – Application Development and Tools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
Aug 25
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
CorSource

Join us for happy hour at CorSource! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! Make sure you say hi to Denise Roberts, a Recruiting Specialist at CorSource. Read our August newsletter to learn more about Denise!

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

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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
Aug 26
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

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

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

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

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

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Ruby Lunch
Fat Head's Brewery

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

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

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

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out, making new connections, and enjoying each other's company.

We're meeting this Friday at 4:30 PM at the Green Dragon.

When you arrive, please gather in the area by the back bar. We request that guests mingle around freely rather than clustering around a single table - this makes it easier for everyone to meet each other and network effectively.

You are welcome to arrive and leave at leisure -- the start and end times function within a fluid continuum. That said, we find that the event works best when most people arrive within the first 15 minutes or so.

Hope to see you there!

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

Thank you.

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Saturday
Aug 29
SeePDX Coderetreat Facilitator Workshop
North Highland Worldwide Consulting - PDX

Come join your fellow Portland coaches and programmers to learn facilitation of disciplined practice of software technical skills. Matt Plavcan will be sharing his experience teaching software development and running Coderetreats and Code Dojos for the Portland community and Intel.

Some simple coding is part of the day, but all work will be done in pairs. You do not need to be a coder to participate.

Please see event URL for more details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

Module 1 – Business Intelligence Introduction

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

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

Module 4 – Excel with PowerPivot DAX KPIs PowerPivot Management

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
Sep 1
Drop in hour for prospective students
Epicodus

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

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

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

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

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

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Sep 3
SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
Mississippi Pizza

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

Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next Portland event will be held on Thursday, September 3rd and will feature Mark Ferrari, Shannon Page and Annie Bellet.

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Sunday
Sep 6
Ham Radio License Test
Milwaukie Round Table Pizza

Walk-Ins allowed. The Exam is $15. Photo ID and SSN card required.

http://www.arrl.org/exam_sessions/milwaukie-or-97222-58

Monday
Sep 7
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Wednesday
Sep 9
Configuration and Initialization (First Meeting!) - Portland .NET Mobile Developers Group
Viewpoint Tech Center

It's our first group meeting! We will spend some time getting to know each other, getting a feel for the group's experience, and forging ideas for what to discuss over the next few Meetups. Come prepared with your ideas and questions!

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Thursday
Sep 10
2015 Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest
through

Accepting photos now through September 14th!

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Sep 11
Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

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

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out, making new connections, and enjoying each other's company.

We're meeting this Friday at 4:30 PM at the Green Dragon.

When you arrive, please gather in the area by the back bar. We request that guests mingle around freely rather than clustering around a single table - this makes it easier for everyone to meet each other and network effectively.

You are welcome to arrive and leave at leisure -- the start and end times function within a fluid continuum. That said, we find that the event works best when most people arrive within the first 15 minutes or so.

Hope to see you there!

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

Thank you.

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Monday
Sep 14
SharePoint Online Training
through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Module 15 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SharePoint 2013 End User Training Course
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

Module 1 – Introduction to SharePoint 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Sep 18
SharePoint Online Administration Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

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

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

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

Course Outline:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Sep 21
Ruby brightnight
Epicodus

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

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

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

Bring Computers to work on if you prefer

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Wednesday
Sep 23
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Scott Neal Topic: TBD

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

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

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

Friday
Sep 25
Responsive Field Day
Revolution Hall

Join us for a spirited, knowledge-packed day scouting the frontiers of responsive web design and development in lovely Portland, Oregon. Responsive Field Day is a welcoming and affordable gathering for web designers and developers.

Tickets are only $175! We are keeping ticket prices low so that more of you can join us.

Any proceeds from the event will be donated to programs that support open web technologies, the tech community and education.

Speakers

  • Stephanie Rieger, consummate researcher whose humanist talks explore anthropological and technical realms
  • Ethan Marcotte, who, you know, invented Responsive Web Design. And who also weaves a riveting presence in his talks.
  • Jeremy Keith, whose impact on web practices are legion, and who spices up the discourse on any panel.
  • Yesenia Perez-Cruz, who synthesizes her talents in writing, communication and graphic arts for a nuanced perspective on responsive challenges.
  • Jen Simmons, whose powerhouse weekly podcast The Web Ahead is on the required listening list for those who build the web.
  • Brad Frost, whose bounding enthusiasm and thought leadership have helped to lead us toward a clearer responsive future.
  • Marcy Sutton, a superhero to us from her work on Angular’s accessibility and as co-leader of Girl Develop It Seattle.
  • Sophie Shepherd, who shares the lessons she’s learned designing Ushahidi’s open source pattern library.
  • Tom Dale, a driving force behind Ember FastBoot, which brings server-side rendering to client MVCs.

To be honest, we’re still a bit stunned that we were able to get such an amazing group of speakers. And we still have three more speaker slots to announce!

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Startup Happy Hour!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

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

There are no pitches, no nametags, and no agenda – just hanging out, making new connections, and enjoying each other's company.

We're meeting this Friday at 4:30 PM at the Green Dragon.

When you arrive, please gather in the area by the back bar. We request that guests mingle around freely rather than clustering around a single table - this makes it easier for everyone to meet each other and network effectively.

You are welcome to arrive and leave at leisure -- the start and end times function within a fluid continuum. That said, we find that the event works best when most people arrive within the first 15 minutes or so.

Hope to see you there!

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

Thank you.

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Monday
Sep 28
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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

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

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

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

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

Course Outline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Module 10 – Web Parts Introduction Types of Web Parts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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 Python, Django, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML 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 and then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build.

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Tuesday
Oct 6
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Oct 10
Portland Startup Summit III: The Social Good
Holocene

Portland Startup Summit is a summit for Portland startups.

Join us for our fall summit, focused on The Social Good. The summit takes place Saturday, October 10, from 11 AM - 7 PM.

Speakers and special guests will focus on ways that startups can build and support communities, solve real-world problems, and make the world a better place.

Register now and join our online community: https://events.bizzabo.com/pss3

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Monday
Oct 19
Ruby brightnight
Epicodus

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

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

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

Bring Computers to work on if you prefer

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Wednesday
Oct 28
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Ken Luke Topic: Assembly Language

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

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

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

Tuesday
Nov 3
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Nov 16
Ruby brightnight
Epicodus

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

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

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

Bring Computers to work on if you prefer

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Wednesday
Nov 18
Structure 2015
through Julia Morgan Ballroom

STRUCTURE 2015

The cloud is the computer, but in 2015 we’re now dealing with many clouds. The current cloudscape comprises a handful of massively scaled public cloud options but also a large array of branded private clouds. If you join us at Structure 2015 we’ll do our best to sort out this sometimes confusing scenario for you as the top minds in the business discuss the state of this multi-cloud world.

At this year’s Structure we’ll explore

  • The burgeoning feature war waged by the major public  cloud vendors — cloud isn’t just about price wars anymore
  • Will public cloud eat private cloud?
  • How innovative end users from the NFL to Pinterest use cloud technologies to bring better services to their customers.
  • Can you really (really!) secure cloud-based applications?
  • Where does cloud deployment still lag on-premises IT and is the on-premises-to-cloud migration a certainty for all applications over time?
  • The future of the data-driven data center. Sensor-bedecked facilities will boost operational efficiency and reduce the risk of running the data centers that power cloud — and other operations.
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PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

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

Speaker: Cody Garvin Topic: TBD

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

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

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