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Saturday
Nov 1
From Tech Savvy to Social Justice Innovator: How creative problem solvers can apply their skills to progressive change work
Collective Agency

Portland has long been known as a bastion for creative people and innovative projects. But how might that creative energy be channeled toward social change work and nurturing justice? SJF leaders will jump-start this conversation and you take it from there!

RSVP at http://www.socialjusticefund.org/tech-savvy-social-justice-innovator

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Tuesday
Nov 4
Swift Programing Study Night
Epicodus

Meetup with us to work through Apples book "The Swift Programing Language" together.
We'll be starting a group to work through the free Swift Programing Language book published by Apple. If all goes well we'll move on to work on projects and other study subjects around iOS together.
Come learn how to get started with Swift and iOS app developers.

Epicodus is amazing and will be providing their iMacs to use for the course, so even if you do not own a mac you will be able to come and participate.

Notes: We are looking for co-hosts for this meetup. If you are interested in mentoring in the iOS/Moblie space or in co-hosting, please reach out!

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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

  • Amy Pivo: RailsBridge Portland introduction
  • Markus Roberts: "Thinking Outside the Framework"
  • Ben Orenstein (host of the Giant Robots podcast, other talks: Refactoring from Good to Great, How to Talk to Developers): "Live-coding Flappy Bird in ClojureScript"
  • Jason Clark: "Get Your Shoes (Back) On!" Years ago the enigmatic Rubyist _why created Shoes, a tiny GUI toolkit for writing fun, simple applications in Ruby. Shoes served as the foundation for Hackety Hack, a programming environment specially designed to be accessible to kids. In the wake of _why's departure, many people assumed Shoes was finished as well. Such is not the case! Shoes has continued to evolve and grow, and the latest revision (Shoes4) builds off the cross-platform strengths of JRuby and SWT. If you've ever wanted to write a desktop app as easily as you write a web page, Shoes is for you. If you've ever wanted to get involved in a welcoming, accessible open source project, we'll show you how to hack on Shoes. Get your Shoes on, and let's build something awesome!

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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Write The Docs PDX: RESTful API Documentation
eBay Community Lounge

If you work with the World Wide Web, you’ve encountered a RESTful API. If you’ve retweeted a message, you’ve used a RESTful API. If you’ve searched for data on ESPN, you’ve made a RESTful API call.

But what of developers who need to automate this process, to make calls to potentially thousands of RESTful API endpoints?

They need documentation. Sure, they can read the code of the people who developed the RESTful APIs, but what they really need are examples. As one of the speakers at the Write The Docs ’14 conference noted, “Developers are people too.”

Jody Bleyle and Jennifer Rondeau will give us some insight into RESTful APIs, what they are, how you can interact with them, and what they have done to document their RESTful APIs.

They will also show us some options for automating RESTful API documentation.

Jennifer and Jody will give us some clues. :)

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Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

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

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

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

PSAS GPS Study Group
PSU Fourth Avenue Building Harrison Street Entrance

One feature of the PSAS rocket vehicle is a custom GPS receiver. These instructional meetings review the GPS system and protocol in great technical depth.

We always meet in the Fourth Avenue Building at PSU. We meet in room FAB-86-01, the large room on the lower level of FAB near the stairs.

Our long term goal at Portland State Aerospace Society is to put a tiny satellite into orbit. New member information is at this link.

http://psas.pdx.edu/NewMembers/

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Hack + Help
Portland Code School

Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

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Science on Tap - Digital Communication
Clinton Street Theater

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!

We’re told that digital is better than analog, but have you ever wondered why your cell phone sometimes drops calls? Mathematician Greg Landweber studies applications of error correcting codes, that is, ways of encoding digital information so that garbled signals can still be decoded. He will introduce several examples of error detection and correction, as well as discuss the limits of these codes. Not a math person? Never fear! Using logic, hands-on activities, and a geometrical decoding machine of his own design, Landweber will explain how and why digital communication works.

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Wednesday
Nov 5
Website Law Part 3 - Buying or Selling a Website
Tonkon Torp LLP

This session will focus on representations and warranties, assignments of domain names, potential exposure related to open source code in website software, and the IP/website due diligence process.

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CHIFOO Meeting: Big Story, Little Story
The Art Institute of Portland - Open Space

Big Story, Little Story with Jason Sack, Wieden+Kennedy

Working the last couple years in a building full of storytellers, Jason Sack has learned how powerful narrative can be in creating great products and experiences. Selling an idea, creating a sense of drama, and maintaining engagement in an experience all stand to benefit from a better understanding of storytelling. Because UX people are uniquely positioned to work across disciplines, we can act as stewards of our stories as well as those of our users. Using examples and anecdotes, Jason will walk through a variety of ways we can bring the larger story to life while reinforcing it down to the smallest interactions.

About the Speaker Jason Sack (@jasonsack) is currently Lead User Experience Designer at the global agency Wieden + Kennedy. He moved to Portland two years ago from the Bay area, where he led design teams at notable Silicon Valley companies such as Adobe and Apple. He has worked with Nike, American Express, 3M, Imation, General Mills, and many more.

Sack began his design career in Minneapolis, where he built the User Experience practice at digital agency space150. He studied at the University of Minnesota and California State University, and has taught interactive design at the Art Institutes International.

Jason is a passionate advocate of human-centered design, and has spoken throughout the country about emotional design, user experience, and innovation. When he’s not working Jason composes music, hacks wireless children’s toys, and writes an occasional post in his blog at jasonsack.com.

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Portland RailsBridge Co-organizers and Volunteers Meet and Greet
Alameda Brewing Co

This is the very first meeting of the PDX (RailsBridge Group)[http://www.railsbridge.org/]. I'm looking for volunteers and co-organizers. If you have questions please email me: [amypivo] [gmail]

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PDX Big Data Discussion Group
Urban Airship Inc

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

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

This month's paper is Beyond Clicks: Dwell Time for Personalization by Yi etal. Read it or don't - the goal is just to have something to start conversations. "Did you read the paper?" will do nicely.

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

There will be pizza.

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Lightning Video Production Show + Tell

We're playing with the format – this time, 8 Video Content Creators have been invited to showcase their projects, share what they've learned, and get feedback on how to make their next projects better! Whether you're new to video or a seasoned pro just back from LA – this will be a great opportunity for you to learn new video skills and to help teach others. :)

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Thursday
Nov 6
The Future of Security Panel & Wyatt Starnes Memorial Award Sponsored by OEN
The Sentinel Hotel

In light of recent massive cyber attacks at Target, JP Morgan, and The Home Depot, among others, where do we go from here? What cyber controls are needed to meet quickly evolving new threats? What kinds of new strategies should enterprises—large and small, public and private—start employing now to build a more secure future? Join us for an evening with leading cyber security experts, including a networking hour, an armchair discussion, and audience Q&A.

This special event will mark the launch of the annual Wyatt Starnes Memorial Award, honoring William Wyatt Starnes, founder and CEO of SignaCert and cofounder of Tripwire Inc., who died on May 10, 2014 at age 59.

*This event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited and registration is required.

Moderator: Craig Wessel, Publisher of the Portland Business Journal

Featured speakers: John Stewart, Senior Vice President, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cisco

John Stewart will present a comprehensive vision for cybersecurity in a world whose threat landscape will include Cloud and Internet of Everything systems. He leads Cisco's prestigious Security and Trust Organization, has served on numerous national cyber commissions, and was the 2014 winner of Chief Security Officer of the Year.

Rear Admiral Robert "Willie" Williamson (Retired), National Cyber Security Expert

Admiral Williamson will facilitate the panel discussion. He was a former Commanding Officer of the USS Nimitz and Commander of the USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group. He has held leadership positions at Raytheon Company and Microsoft Corporation and is currently the Strategic Advisor at Shape Security Company.

Dwayne Melancon, Chief Technology Officer, Tripwire

Dwayne Melancon will emphasize the need for customer-driven security solutions. Dwayne regularly works with enterprises on how to prevent data breaches recover from breaches that have already occurred, and coaches Fortune 500 CISOs and CIOs on effective communications with the board room and the C-Suite. He holds CISA and ITIL certifications, is a member of numerous cybersecurity groups, and is a national speaker on information security topics.

Pete O'Dell, author Cyber 24-7: Risks, Leadership and Sharing

Pete O'Dell will address the need for "tone at the top" regarding cybersecurity, and the importance of board and executive policy in preventing and responding to cyber attacks. He has a 30-year career as a high tech leader at companies including AutoDesk, Microsoft and MicroWarehouse. He has lectured about cyber security and the board through National Association of Corporate Directors to Fortune 500 board members and executives.

Abrar Ahmed, Sr. Vice President for Technical Services, Eid Passport

Abrar Ahmed will address issues related to identity and access management in the panel discussion. A national expert of trusted identity management systems, he has over 20 years' experience as a high tech executive at companies including Mentor Graphics and Micro Power Electronics.

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MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

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!

Agenda

  • MaptimeHQ has been migrated to a new website!
  • Community Cycling Center transportation advocacy app

Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

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pdxUX - Principles for the Working Product Designer
Jama South

We're very pleased to have Chris Rivard, product designer and design manager specializing in data product design and visualization, presenting. Working at the intersection of business and design, Chris has spent 15 years bringing fresh insight, visual communication and design thinking to both large enterprises and growing startups.

A product designer's goal is to get products into the hands of users - to ship it, and get feedback. But as the steps to achieve that goal grow more complex, we're often faced with situations far outside the purview of what we consider “design”. In this talk, Chris will cover what it takes to bring a product from sketch to market while navigating the complexities inherent in software product design. He'll leave attendees with practical tips for dealing with those "non-design" situations. Hint: It's all design.

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Branding for Brainiacs
PDX Code Guild

Space is limited; RSVP http://bit.ly/1DQml6c

Startups are in the air! The Portland Startup scene is booming, Portland Startup Weekend is weeks away, as is Global Startup Battle..

In celebration of you, the innovators behind the movement, PrestoBox and PDX Code Guild present Branding for Brainiacs.

Startup founders rule. You are ready to reinvent the world with your brilliant idea for a startup. But to get your business off the ground you need to connect with customers. You need a brand.

A brand is what the outside world thinks of you. It’s communicated in everything you do - from how you answer the phone, to the colors on your homepage, to the logo on your door. You need to figure out what you stand for and how that walks and talks.

Your customers may care less about the nuts and bolts of your business than your colors.

Did you know… 92.6% of people say that visual dimension is the #1 influencing factor affecting their purchase decision?

People make a subconscious judgment about a product within 90 seconds of viewing? Up to 90% of that is based on color!

Come to this workshop to learn how to build your brand, including: - How to choose your colors - How to choose your fonts - How to choose your images - How to develop your voice - How to build your logo - How to build your website, business card & other branding elements

Walk away from this workshop with: - Your brand personality - Tools to build your brand and win business - The ability to think like a creative (even if you’re not)

This workshop is presented by PrestoBox, the world’s first automated branding agency. What used to cost thousands of dollars and take months of time now can happen at the snap of your fingers. Have questions about Branding for Brainiacs? Contact sheri@pdxcodeguild.com

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Worldwide Meteor Day
Epicodus

Come join Meteor Portland for Worldwide Meteor Day!

The whole Meteor community is holding simultaneous meetups around the world on Nov 6, open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Meteor platform. You’ll get to meet developers who have built things with Meteor here in Portland and play with the new Meteor examples and tutorial. We’ll have free Meteor t-shirts and stickers in as well.

Be sure to bring your laptops for the deploy fest and open coworking.

If you’ve built a Meteor app before, we would love to see it during the show & tell part of the meetup. This could be any project large or small, whether that’s a complex production app or just something you threw together in a weekend. Drop us a line in the comments if you have a Meteor app you could show. Schedule:

6:30pm - Doors open. Socializing and mingling.

7:00pm - Introduction to Meteor. Showcase of new tutorial and example apps.

7:30pm - Deploy fest. Chance for everyone to install Meteor and deploy an example app.

7:59pm - Take a group photo

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Startup Happy Hour @ Cascade Brewing Barrel House
Cascade Brewing Barrel House

What's better than hanging out with techies over a couple pints of Portland craft beer? If you can't think of anything either, then join us at Startup Happy Hour.

Our next happy hour brings us to Cascade Brewing Barrel House, which specializes in sour beers, many of which are mixed with fruit to add a palatable sweetness.

By popular request, we're moving our start time to later in the evening, kicking off at 6:30 PM. Hope to see you there!

RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/216388222/

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Jesse Bufton
What: ownCloud
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Web-based file hosting, synchronization, and collaborative editing services have made sharing files easier than ever. While these features aren't new, the web 2.0 cloud context they are being offered through has brought them to the reach of the average user with low barriers to use. These freemium services often come at a hidden price of control, privacy, and usually security. This presentation will give an overview of what ownCloud is, why one might use it, what technologies it employs, the services & features it offers, how to set it up, and discuss the use case the presenter has deployed.

Jesse Bufton is an independent web designer/developer and sometimes graphic designer. Jesse began his journey to *nix operating systems in 2000. In his most zen of moments, Jesse forages wild plants, hunts mushrooms, and ferments both food and beverage with friends--all accounted for on the blog Fermentemptations.com

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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PSAS Propulsion Study Group
PSU Fourth Avenue Building Harrison Street Entrance

The deign and engineering for the next PSAS vehicle is underway: a carbon-fiber rocket body with a gimballed liquid fuel motor.

We always meet in the Fourth Avenue Building at PSU. We meet in room FAB-86-01, the large room on the lower level of FAB near the stairs.

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Friday
Nov 7
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week. (Please note: It is totally cool to work on non ruby languages with us too)

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Agile PDX Downtown Pub Lunch: Grappling with the Business's Need for Predictability
McMennamins Ringler's

We frequently encounter Agile teams struggling within larger organizations that are not Agile. The resistance to Agile frequently centers around predictability. Executives feel pressure to report to the Board of Directors what software will be delivered in the coming year. Product Owners are asked to work out long-term strategies and priorities. Sales is working with customers who want to know what features are coming and when. And Marketing departments are pulling together advertising campaigns for the coming year.

In each of these cases, there would be real and undeniable benefit in knowing what the future holds...but we don't. Agile is very clear on this point--software development is not predictable. And development teams are often hesitant to offer any form of prediction out of fear that the prediction will be taken as a "promise".

This AgilePDX Pub discussion is an attempt to imagine what an Agile team would offer in the way of predictions if we did not have that fear, if we were to give the best information we can devise about the future of our projects (in an Agile fashion). As a starting place, it pulls together a lightweight process for estimating size from the book "How to Measure Anything" by Douglas W. Hubbard, along with, recent research into common human biases that impact our assessment of risks.

Michael Kelly has been thinking about this a lot (see the thread he launched on the AgilePDX Yahoo Group in October), and he'll set context and get the discussion going for you.

Michael is a veteran of numerous software development campaigns. He has built software for power companies and banks, for the trucking industry and education, for internet start-ups and established companies, for his own companies and for others. Throughout, he has worked hard to master the craft of writing software and delve to the mysteries of Agile. Currently, he is working with the excellent folks at DAT Solutions, leading a team developing the next generation of software for the trucking industry.

As usual, look for us in the back of the pub. RSVP to jean@azuregate.net if you can. We nearly swamped the wait staff in October, and we'd like to provide a little warning if that may happen again. However, don't let lack of ability to RSVP keep you from showing up.

Bring your questions, your objections, your burning issues around agility and predictability. Bring your Product Owners and executive staff and THEIR burning issues.

Usual pub grub. The beer never stops flowing. See you there!

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Richard Stallman - Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks
Portland State University Hoffmann Hall
Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed
to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing
press.  But the copyright system does not fit well with computer
networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it.

The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying
for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers,
while suppressing public access to technology.  But if we
seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of
copyright--to promote progress, for the benefit of the
public--then we must make changes in the other direction.

Presented by Portland State University Chapter of Association of Computing Machinery

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Saturday
Nov 8
EAST Knowledge - "Coffee Break"
Banaka & Browns Artisan Bakery and Coffee House

EAST Knowledge would like to do something a little more relaxed for our next meeting. We invite you to join us for coffee and pastries. We're going to hang out for a couple of hours, so feel free to come by, talk shop, show off what you're working on, ask questions and pick each other's brains. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • What: Coffee Break
  • Where: Banaka & Browns Artisan Bakery and Coffee House
  • When: 10:00am-Noon, Saturday, November 8th, 2014
  • Why: Sharing what we know and what we're up to
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Avenues to Advocacy Hackathon
Esri Portland R&D Center

The Community Cycling Center with Code for Portland is building a tool to make transportation advocacy accessible to people from all backgrounds - dewonkifying the wonkery of city budgets, citizen reporting, and community meetings. The hackathon will involve updating and implementing the key features of the Avenues to Advocacy civic engagement tool - anyone that's interested in transportation planning, biking, walking, map technology, government data, or increasing access to transportation advocacy is welcome to join. (No tech experience necessary, there's roles for everyone.) Snacks, coffee, and lunch provided with ticket. Tickets are free, just RSVP using the eventbrite link.

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Hack day with uncontext.
Instrument

Let's get together again and made some art!

After the success of the TUIO Jams, we're going to try the same format for a different project.

uncontext., for the uninitiated, is a community art project that creates streams of constantly changing data that is publicly accessible. When you create something that uses the data as it streams live, it will move and update to the same heartbeat that is moving and updating every other creation using the data. So at the end of the day, we'll have a series of experiments and projects that are all pulsing to the same beat.

I'll even be releasing a new data stream at this event! When you attend, you can create in any way that makes sense to you:

  • Javascript/CSS/in the browser experiences
  • Processing and/or p5.js
  • PixelPusher (we'll have some you can play with!)
  • Unity
  • Bring your Arduino or Pi or Tessel
  • Anything that can connect to the internet!

The space is, as always, provided by the ineffable Instrument. We'll have coffee and lunch will be provided by the wonderful team at Codepen, as well as some swag both from sponsors and also generated and printed at the event!

If you want a quick intro to uncontext., here's a video of a 15 minute introduction presentation crammed into 5 minutes from a couple months ago.

Send John Brown a message if you have any questions!

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Calagator Code Sprint

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code base.

Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

Also check out the current issues in our tracker: https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Dinner and Talk on Wikileaks, Surveillance and Civil Liberties with Tangerine Bolen
private residence

Tangerine Bolen is an internationally known speaker and writer on the subject of freedom of information and constitutional rights to due process. She has been seen numerous times on Russia's RT (TV Novosti) international television network, and she contributes to The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom, among others. Her organization, RevolutionTruth, was founded primarily in response to the revelations arising from Wikileaks. Tangerine was also one of co-plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit against National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2011, Hedges v. Obama.

This event features a talk and conversations with Tangerine Bolen on a wide range of subjects related to NDAA, NSA, Wikileaks, civil liberties, surveillance, etc.

Space limited to 20.

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Sunday
Nov 9
Women Who Hack
through

This will be a casual get together for women who want to hack on projects with or around other women. All types of projects (software and hardware), languages, platforms and experience levels are welcome. Remember, no experience is an experience level!

Don't have anything to work on? Come, and we'll help you find a project!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

  • the space, including lots of seating and tables
  • internet
  • some snacks, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Our goal is to support local women hackers (and aspiring hackers) by providing a safe, welcoming environment in which you can connect with and learn from each other.

We're kid-friendly, too, so feel free to bring your children with you.

Women Who Hack is open to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons, as well as accompanied children of all genders.

All participants of Women Who Hack agree to follow the Citizen Code of Conduct.

Questions? Get in touch: womenwhohack@stumptownsyndicate.org.

Our Google Group is https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/women-who-hack.

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Monday
Nov 10
FutureTalks PDX with Isaac & Baxter + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Emergence of the Marketing Engineer

Software is eating the world, and now more than ever modern Marketers rely on software platforms to engage the right audience, with the right message, at the right time. Learn how marketing technology, automation, and an engineering mindset is shaping a new type of marketer and a new type of engineer.

Join us on November 10 when we'll hear from New Relic's own Isaac Wyatt and Baxter Denney on the future of Marketing Technology and the emergence of Marketing Engineers. See a demo of our mashup of Marketing & Application Data using our real-time analytics platform, New Relic Insights.

› Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Isaac is a marketing ops manager at New Relic. He came to New Relic with 10 years of business and SaaS experience, 8 in SaaS. His two pillars of expertise are marketing automation and marketing analytics.

Baxter is a marketing ops geek, having led Marketing Ops and DemandGen teams at Citrix and Couchbase. Prior to that he was a marketing consultant, specializing in politics and sports marketing. Currently he leads the Marketing Operations team at New Relic.

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

pdxfunc: Portland Functional Programming Study Group
Portland, exact location to be determine

See the mailing list for details on this month's agenda: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdxfunc

ABOUT THE GROUP: Join programmers, researchers and enthusiasts to discuss functional programming. pdxfunc is a study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, OCaml, Erlang, Scala and others, as well as using functional techniques in non-functional languages. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

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Tuesday
Nov 11
Growing Sales by Defining, Refining and Aligning | CEO Leadership Exchange
Moda Center

Growing Sales – this is the #1 issue that comes up each year in the TAO Member Survey! Please join us on November 11th as our special guest, Tim Moriarty , Senior Sales Executive at Dell and Apple will share two case studies on how those companies were able to define and refine their respective organizations for optimal success in growing sales.

Dell employed a more collaborative approach, using a concept known as “The Triangle”, which aligned all activities around three core company goals. In contrast, Apple utilized a “Stove Pipe”, or top-down, command and control approach where everyone has very narrowly-defined responsibilities. Tim will walk through each of these approaches and give explicit examples of why each approach worked for each of the companies and how these approaches can be applied to different corporate cultures.

In addition, you will have ample time to talk 1:1 with Tim in the TAO Blazer Suite as we conclude the evening watching the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Charlotte Hornets. Space is limited, so register right away!

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM 5:00 PM – networking reception in Private Dinning Suite 5:30 PM – moderated discussion in Private Dinning Suite 7:00 PM – Trail Blazer tip-off against Charlotte Hornets in combined suites 56 & 57

Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR

Cost: $95 Members | $125 Nonmembers -- dinner and game included

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Wednesday
Nov 12
Science Fiction Reader Series
McMenamins Kennedy School

The next Portland event will be held on Wednesday, November 12 and will feature Django Wexler, Daniel H. Wilson and Curtis Chen.

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. Booksellers will be on hand with fresh copies of the authors’ books for you to buy and get autographed.

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SQAUG Presents: Finding Room for Quality in Start-Up Culture
Con-Way

There are many reasons why QA roles have a hard time getting funded in start-up organizations. Most start-ups begin with small teams that adopt (read: ignore) Lean or Agile methodologies and tend to favor TDD or rapid iteration to get the products built or shipped as quickly as possible. Because every dollar counts up front, getting 'something' out the door quickly often trumps making sure quality is built in. Market pressures, competition, and limited resources often force start-ups to make difficult (read: convenient) choices in order to keep the lights on.

This session will cover how QA can become a relevant role in this challenging environment and will discuss strategies that QA professionals can use to find their way into fulfilling quality roles in start-ups.

About Our Speaker: Frank D’Andrea is an experienced listener, thinker, and doer. He likes motivating self-organizing teams, eliminating wasteful practices, and delivering digital solutions that are designed to be flexible and that are developed in a sustainable way. He believes in engaging clients as partners, demonstrating the value of iterative delivery, and bringing award-winning products and services to the marketplace. He is an Agile instigator and relentless self-critic as well as a process improvement specialist. Specialties: Internet of Things (IoT), Social, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud, Big Data, Product Management, Digital Strategy, Market Strategy, Product Requirements, Customer Implementations, and Business Development.

Agenda:

5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking

6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements

6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: • Event is Free to the public • Onsite parking (directions below) • Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served • No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are BRAND NEW, and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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CHIFOO Workshop: Fieldwork 4 Human Computer Interaction (4 of 4)
ISITE Design Community Room

Fieldwork for Human Computer Interaction: A 4-Part Workshop on Ethnographically-Informed Fieldwork

Sara Bly and Françoise Brun-Cottan

A growing number of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers and practitioners use the results of fieldwork to guide the design and evaluate the user experience of interactive systems and technologies. Why? Because data about real people in real situations spurs creativity and innovation around practical challenges, resulting in more useful and usable artifacts.

Fieldwork for HCI typically consists of firsthand observations made in the naturally occurring environment of use (as opposed to studies performed in a controlled environment). Many techniques are adapted from anthropology – particularly ethnography.

As the mobile app and manufacturing industries grow in Oregon, UX designers are increasingly recruited from out-of-state. The Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon - CHIFOO - recognizes a local need for more basic training in this area.

Workshop Format This practicum is a new offering by CHIFOO, separate from the popular monthly guest lecture series. Developed with industry experts Sara Bly and Françoise Brun-Cottan, this unique pilot program serves as a first test model for future educational programs by CHIFOO.

To conduct fieldwork well, the researcher needs the knowledge, ability and access to observe the activities and complexities of people within the context of their day-to-day pursuits. This makes it difficult to practice in a classroom-only or online environment. The methodology is best learned by apprenticeship and experience.

Each session builds on the prior one. Participants are expected to attend three private classroom sessions, to complete group assignments in between, and to ‘report out’ on the experience in teams at the last session, an open CHIFOO event. Sessions will be held:

Sunday, October 5, 12-4 pm Wednesday, October 15 6-9 pm Wednesday, October 29, 6-9 pm Wednesday, November 12, 6-9 pm

Who Should Participate? The practicum is tailored especially towards locals who seek a better command and understanding of the skills utilized by User Experience Analysts, Design Engineers, and Interaction Designers.

To make the learning experience as rich, collaborative and personalized as possible, the # of participants is capped at 16. Group exercises are designed to be completed in teams of 2-4.

About the Instructors

Dr. Sara Bly – Head Instructor – Sara Bly has been an active researcher and practitioner in qualitative user studies for more than 25 years. Ethnographically-informed fieldwork is a major component of her user experience studies, which focus on understanding the context of an activity as well as the specific user task. During Sara’s tenure at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, she served on multi-disciplinary teams with anthropologists, designers, and computer scientists. Sara has worked in a variety of companies and development teams, and has experience teaching user study techniques for both industry and academia. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Davis. Currently Sara Bly lives in Oregon and consults nationally.

Francoise Brun-Cottan, Phd – Instructor - Anthropologist Francoise Brun-Cottan spent over a decade as a Work Place Ethnographer and Interaction Analyst with Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). Specialties include:

Integration of ethnographic insights with engineering research, product/services development and design to inform innovation. Ethnography - Observation and interviewing, analysis and representations of work practices and user experience. Video ethnography Conversation and Interaction Analysis Work Practice and Participatory Design Studies. Currently Francoise Brun-Cottan consults for libraries, government agencies, large corporations and research agencies.

Clodine Mallinckrodt – Facilitator – From Wall Street to MarCom Way, Clodine Mallinckrodt’s varied background spans the early days of interactive multimedia and distance learning to data security and strategy consulting. Currently, Clodine is Manager of Ambulatory Reporting & Analytics for Providence Health & Services, where she enjoys enabling analyst teams to deliver data visualization and exploration tools to healthcare executives throughout the west. She helped develop new Providence Consumer Segments, is a GE-certified Change Facilitator, and trained in Lean. Based in Portland, OR, Clodine Mallinckrodt is Program Co-Chair for CHIFOO.

Register Online Be an Early Bird! Get the best price by registering before August 20.

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A practical overview of iOS MapKit w/ Scott D. Smith
Esri Portland R&D Center

iOS MapKit is a powerful and flexible framework for displaying map and related information in your App. During this talk, you will be provided an overview of MapKit and be introduced to key functionality through presentation of an app built from the ground up.

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Lesbians Who Tech // PDX happy hour

Lesbians Who Tech is global community of over 5,000 queer women in and around tech. Whether you work at a tech company, have a technical job or just love technology. Yes, even if you’re just obsessed with every new app that comes out. We want you to join Lesbians Who Tech and: Get geeky with techy folks just like you Enjoy tasty adult beverages Land gigs, make new friends & connections

Why Lesbians Who Tech? To Be More Visible To Each Other We all know that familiar feeling of meeting someone in a work setting, knowing she’s a lesbian, and trying to work it into a conversation and make that connection. We’re about making that happen: connecting lesbians and building a network of colleagues, associates and friends in the industry. To Be More Visible To Others Outside of Ellen, Rosie, Melissa, and now Tammy, what other mainstream lesbian role models can most people name? We need more examples of lesbian leaders and that means we need to come out as the amazing, successful people we are. To Get More Women and Lesbians in Technology Lesbians are women first, and right now women are some of the most gifted folks in technology, yet there are far fewer of us than there should be (women account for 1 in 15 people in STEM fields). Because there aren’t enough women, women are rarely quoted as experts by the mainstream media and blogs, on panels, etc. And add the element of being lesbian, it’s equally important for us to represent women, and out women, for our communities. Have questions about Lesbians Who Tech (and friends) Portland // November Happy Hour? Contact Lesbians Who Tech

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AppNexus Tech Talk: Taming Big Data
AppNexus, Inc.

AppNexus' advertising systems generate over 120 TB of data everyday, which makes running a mission-critical data pipeline with tight SLAs (encompassing over a 1000 ETL jobs running hourly) an extremely challenging endeavor.

Please join our next Tech Talk on November 12th as AppNexus' Senior Data team, Ersin Yilmaz, Swapnil Pandit, and Ankit Malhotra, give an insider's look of our Data stack and specifically how the team leverages Hadoop, HBase and other technologies and strategies to tame this data.

Doors open at 6:00pm -- Please join us for food and drinks prior to the presentation at 6:30pm.

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PDX Tech + Pong
AltSource

How it works:

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

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

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

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Music to Your Ears? Brains, Sound, and How to Save Your Hearing
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!

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

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

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

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

Event Description

Hearing is one of our basic senses – it helps us communicate and to perceive the world around us — but we shouldn’t take it for granted. Approximately 15 percent of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 (about 26 million Americans) have some kind of noise-induced hearing loss, and much of that loss could have been prevented with a few simple precautions. At this Science on Tap, Dr. Allison Coffin, assistant professor in the neuroscience department at Washington State University Vancouver, will be joined on stage with live musicians and will talk about the mechanical and neurological process of how we hear and how we can protect our ears. Come ready to listen and learn…and maybe dance!

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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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PDXCloud November Gathering
Elemental Technologies

Hey everyone - our next PDXCloud meetup is in a couple of weeks.

This will be our 2nd birthday! Come celebrate two years of PDXCloud with us. There will be cake! And of course pizza, beer, and other refreshments.

Right now we have one talk lined up that I'm pretty excited about. If anyone has a second topic, I'd love to get another one on the agenda. Shoot me an email at jason.lapier@gmail.com.

Our first topic is presented by Ryan Dearing: Building a Fault Tolerant API with Hystrix

See how Bodybuilding.com utilizes Hystrix to scale a REST API beyond a hundred million requests every day. Learn how we use Hystrix to build a distributed system that is both fault and latency tolerant. We will discuss the bulkhead and circuit breaker patterns used by Hystrix to provide a resilient and fast API.

Hope to see you there, and let me know if anyone else wants to do a talk!

As always, doors will open at 6:30PM, so feel free to show up a little early to grab food and drink and do some socializing. Presentation will start at 7PM.

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Thursday
Nov 13
Professional Services Scaling for Growth: Planning, Challenges, and Resources | Technology Service Event
Multnomah Athletic Club

Are you ready for growth? Is your business ready for growth? How will you scale to meet or exceed your customer needs?

Hear how other companies have planned (or not) for growth, what challenges they’ve faced, and what tools and resources they’ve used to facilitate the ups and downs of their business.

What Will You Learn?

How their company planned to facilitate growth, what was successful, and what wasn’t The challenges (planned/unplanned) they have faced in growing their business *Key learnings and outcomes while scaling their growth

Panelists:

Kent Lewis , Founder of Anvil Media, an integrated marketing agency, providing analytics, search engine & social media marketing to clients. Anvil was listed as one of PBJ’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Inc.’s “Most Philanthropic Small Companies”, and Kent has founded and co-founded numerous successful companies.

Chris Mike , VP Account Management at Chirpify, a technology company that activates #hashtags for brands and agencies who want to leverage social media for multi-channel marketing conversion. Chris has experience with technology startups and the challenges and successes they provide, as well as larger companies such as Nike and EA.

Tim Tragesser , President at Polar Systems, Inc., a Portland based managed services provider, offers a comprehensive suite of services focused around managing your IT environment, including IT project delivery and strategic IT consultation, including virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) services, cloud-based services, project management, network security, managed email, and business continuity and disaster recovery services. Polar has been in the MSP 500 and the CRN 250. Tim has a background in corporate finance and has spent the last 12 years providing industry thought leadership on leveraging best-in-class IT solutions to maintain a competitive advantage in various vertical markets.

Moderator:

Nate Ankenbrandt, Sr. Analyst at Salesforce.com Nate has a broad background in service operations support team growth and development. Connecting customers dots with people and technology.

Who Should Attend?

Any person who is looking to grow or is planning for growth of their business, and is looking for solutions on how to scale, leverage resources, and hear about how others have done it.

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Cloudy with a chance of Azure
Multnomah Athletic Club

We will be discussing O365 and Microsoft Azure applications

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Coffee w/ Co-Founders VII
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

We're excited to have a sponsor this month!! Forge Portland will be providing this month's space and even better, FREE COFFEE!!

YES! We've made it to the big leagues people!

We've been excited to see the organic growth of this meetup and look forward to seeing you all in November.

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TAO Agile Smack-Down Event
Urban Airship Inc

Join us for, the TAO Agile Smack-Down, a thought-provoking discussion and debate of the good, bad, and ugly ways to implement Agile methodologies. Adam Light will moderate a rousing dialog between Frank D'Andrea, VP Software Development at Tater Tot Designs, and James Shore, author of The Art of Agile Development. Our panel will discuss real-world lessons from applying and misapplying Agile to application development, with time set aside for Q&A from the audience.

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Portland Commodore Users Group
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Station 61)

Our group specializes in Commodore 64, SX-64, Commodore Vic-20, Commodore 128 and other Commodore computers. We meet regularly to discuss ideas, code, brainstorm projects, participate in the scene, and play games.

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UX Book Club PDX is talking about A Web For Everyone by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery
Mozilla

Come along and join us to talk about A Web For Everyone by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery, which is a very useful book on accessibility and universal design. Additionally, we're going to be joined by Whitney on Skype to discuss creating digital content for everyone, including people with disabilities. Accessibility is a huge subject, and one that is frequently overlooked by designers and developers, even though there are laws covering the rights of people (for example, employees and members of the public) to be able to access information.

Come along with any of your team to discuss the important topic of accessibility and how it's not something you tack on at the end of a project, but something that can improve the usability of a product for everyone.

For information on where to buy the book, and a limited-time 30% discount code, see the post in our Google Group.

If you haven't finished reading the book, please still come along and join in the conversation.

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PDXDrones Meetup
Lucky Lab

Let's get this party started! Thanks to our new strategic sponsor Skyward, PDXDrones is back in the air starting with our November meetup.

Come on down to meet others in the Drone community in Portland. Our members include everyone from hobbyists to drone CEOs. This is your opportunity to meet others in the local Drone community, show off your most recent projects, and discover what other amazing projects are lifting off here in Portland.

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Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

Joomla!PDX meets at Free Geek monthly to discuss different aspects of the the Joomla! CMS. We are always welcome to experienced programmers, novices, and beginners alike. Even if you're just curious about Joomla! come join us and see what managing web content is all about.

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Friday
Nov 14
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week. (Please note: It is totally cool to work on non ruby languages with us too)

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Portland Startup Weekend
through Website
Saturday
Nov 15
PDX Global Day of Code Retreat 2014
ACME Business Consulting LLC Website
CLSx Portland: Community Leadership Summit Unconference
Mozilla Portland Office

This event brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community, At the heart of CLSx Portland 2014, styled after the annual Community Leadership Summit, is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field and networking opportunities. This event is open to individuals seeking to develop their leadership skills, whether you have been a leader for years, or are seeking to be a leader. Please note space is limited for this event. About the keynote speaker Mary McGill: For the past 13 years, Mary McGill has led a team and community of people in Portland that care about living a life of purpose and expressing their truest selves while doing so.  This community is part of an International Organization called The Way of the Heart.  Mary leads with inspiration, creativity and empowerment. She is interested in helping individuals and groups empower themselves to make a difference in the world.Mary is a Licensed Professional Counselor and The Area Coordinator of The Way of the Heart™ with over 25 years experience as a clinician, facilitator and trainer. She maintains a private practice in SW Portland, Oregon and sponsors The Way of the Heart™ Training within the Pacific Northwest.   For attendees, please note our anti-harrassment policy: http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/about/harassment/ The Community Leadership Summit is an annual event conceived back in 2009 by Jono Bacon, who is currently the Senior Director of Community at XPRIZE, former community manager for the global Ubuntu community, and author of The Art of Community by O’Reilly. He has organized it each year since then. He put together the summit as a first step in helping community managers and leaders to define and refine their work, share knowledge and make connections in a vendor neutral way. CLSx events are local CLS style events that happen in locations around the world. FInd out more about CLS: http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/about/

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Sunday
Nov 16
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Nov 18
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

It's Nerd Dinner time again! We'll gather at Washington Square Mall in the food court. Be There and Be Square!

November SaaS Mastermind
Baerlic Brewing

Interested in meeting with people who want to cooperate, discuss, share perspectives and support each other while they work on building a SaaS business?

If so, please join us for a drink and discussion and let us know:

What are you working on? What have you learned? What do you need help with?

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

PLUG will celebrate 20 years of delivering conference-quality Linux, Unix and technology speakers this year! Most speakers are announced about two weeks in advance but some are last minute. Watch Calagator and the PLUG mailing lists for the latest news.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Wednesday
Nov 19
AngularJS Portland
Urban Airship Inc Website
RefreshPDX - Adaptive Input
TBD - Portland

The doors open to the event at 6:00pm and we will start the talk at 6:30pm sharp!

Our Topic Windows 8. Chromebook Pixel. Ubuntu Phone. These devices shatter another consensual hallucination that we web developers have bought into: mobile = touch and desktop = keyboard and mouse.

We have tablets with keyboards; laptops that become tablets; laptops with touch screens; phones with physical keyboards; and even phones that become desktop computers. Not to mention new forms of input like cameras, voice control and sensors.

One of the core things that responsive design has taught us is that we have to be comfortable with the ambiguity of not knowing what the size of our canvas is going to be. Input has that same ambiguity. It is transient. It is unknowable.

Reconciling that understanding from a design and implementation perspective is going to be as big a challenge if not bigger than the one we faced coming to grips with responsive design.

We've learned how to respond to screen size. Our next challenge is learning how to adapt to different forms of input.

Our Presenter, Jason Grigsby In 2000, Jason got his first mobile phone. He became obsessed with how the world could be a better place if everyone had access to the world's information in their pockets. But WAP was crap so he headed back to the desktop web for several years. Now Jason spends far too much time thinking about mobile. Jason is a mobile strategist, co-founder of Cloudfour and frequently speaks about mobile technology and strategy.

Join us after the workshop for a short walk to a local establishment for libation, sponsored by nGen Works!

Our Venue, currently TBD We're checking out some new digs and will update everyone when we make a decision.   

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MapR presents Apache Drill: Self Service Data Exploration
Thetus Corporation

MapR is presenting this event.


MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade Big Data platform that supports many mission-critical and real-time production uses.

Thetus is our wonderful host! 


Pulehu Pizza are our expert pizza makers!

Talend is organizing the event.

Description 

Time to value is everything. 

With the emergence of new data sources such as web logs, social media, mobile applications and sensor data, organizations are looking extend BI by providing insights into new areas such as operational performance, product optimization and customer satisfaction. 

However, traditional data management processes simply don’t work in this new world of big data.

Organizations now not only have to manage higher volumes of information, but the data itself arrives at faster rates in real time and is more complex, dynamic than traditional transactional datasets. To be useful, this data must be analyzed in much more shorter intervals than traditional reporting cycles of weeks and months.  

In this session, we will see how Apache Drill is driving this audacious goal to bring Self Service data exploration to Hadoop/NoSQL data, by letting users explore any type of data, immediately as it comes in, using the ANSI SQL language/SQL tools they are already familiar with. We'll see Drill in action on a live Hadoop cluster.

About the Presenter

Aditya Kishore is a software engineer at MapR Technologies where he works on Apache HBase, MapR-DB, Hadoop security and most recently Apache Drill. Prior to MapR, Aditya worked at Novell as software engineer on the infrastructure team.

Agenda

6:00 – 6:30 Welcome & Networking

6:30 – 7:30 Presentation by Aditya Kishore

7:30 – 8:30 Networking + drinks and our signature delicious thin crust pizzas!

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Agile and Beyond Budgeting
Puppet Labs

As organizations expand agility into the enterprise it quickly becomes clear that traditional approaches such as Scrum of Scrums and Release Trains are not sufficient. How do you move away from a fixed financial budget to create a lean and Agile product portfolio? Can you empower self-organizing teams when individually-focused Management By Objectives (MBOs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) rule the way the organizations measure progress?

Beyond Budgeting is a way of thinking that aligns with Agile and provides enterprises with the language, subject matter context and concrete detail necessary to address these dilemmas and complement the Agile mindset found in software and product development.

Created as part of Agile Alliance's "Supporting Agile Adoption" workshop, this talk will define Beyond Budgeting, highlight how it aligns with Agile as well as describe where it differs and propose an approach to taking advantage of both lines of thinking to create a holistic approach to enterprise agility.

Bio: Jorgen Hesselberg is the Director of Agile Enterprise Transformation at Intel Security. He has more than fifteen years of experience in creating organizational environments that generate end-to-end business value and is passionate about making the world a better place to work through agile, Lean and complex systems thinking. Prior to Intel Security, Jorgen was heading the enterprise transformation efforts at NAVTEQ, Nokia and Nokia Xpress. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences, author of several white papers and the Director of Agile Alliance’s Supporting Agile Adoption program.

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PDX Design Research Group Meeting
Mozilla

The PDX Design Research Group is a multidisciplinary networking group focused on the role of research in the design of products, services and systems in business, government and non-profits. We welcome perspectives from all disciplines, including human-computer interaction, design, market research, and the social sciences, and others. Meetings will be held every other month in downtown Portland, and will include speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and other events, with opportunities to network and discuss relevant topics with fellow research professionals.

Help us kick off the new PDX Design Research Group with our first event on November 19th, featuring a presentation and discussion by Janna Kimel, Customer Experience Manager at Regence BlueCross BlueShield. If you have the challenge of integrating design research into the business, or if you consult with companies learning to integrate the voice of the customer, this talk will be especially relevant. Over the past 18 months, Janna has built up her role from doing web-based user research to partnering across business silos in order to support customer-centered projects and products. Come hear how Janna and her team helped move the organization from thinking “inside out” to thinking “outside in.”

Informal networking will be from 6:30 – 7:00, with Janna’s talk to begin promptly at 7:00. Please note: If you arrive after 7:00 pm, you won’t be able to get into the building, so please plan to arrive at least a few minutes before then.

PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Note - this meeting is a week early due to Thanksgiving.

Wayne Ohmer will speak about converting an Objective-C app to Swift.

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

Apache's Spark: Setup, Overview, and Comparison
New Relic

This workshop will be taught by SnapFlow's Chief Architect Nathan Aschbacher. He will cover the setup and overview of Spark as well as discuss where it sits in the solution space and how it differs from other tools that are out there.

Bring your laptop.

Doors open at 6:50p. We officially start at 7. Workshop starts at 7:15. We'll linger, socialize, network, and otherwise keep beeing geeks until around 9:30.

Please RSVP here.

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Thursday
Nov 20
Employment Packages – Creative Ways to Capture your Candidate | HR & Finance Event
Multnomah Athletic Club

Over the past year, we’ve seen several local technology companies hire executives from major digital centers such as San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Seattle. Companies’ ability to woo out-of-state candidates reflects a flourishing tech market in Oregon where career opportunities are abundant.

Typically, there are four elements at our disposal when trying to recruit a candidate: pay, perquisites, benefits, and culture. What are Oregon companies doing differently to attract candidates from all over the nation?

On November 20, learn from a panel of heads of HR, CFOs, recruiters, and compensation and benefits experts on creative ways to capture your candidate.

Panelists:

David Knopping , Partner on Compensation Consulting, Radford

Laura Stepp , Vice President of People and Culture, Puppet Labs

Mike Temple , Chief Financial Officer, Urban Airship

Moderator:

Suzanne Hanifin, Principal, Acumen Executive Search

Event Details:

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014 Time: 7:30 – 9:00 AM | 7:30 AM networking and breakfast | 8:00 panel discussion Where: Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR Cost: $25 Members | $45 Nonmembers

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ISSA Portland Chapter November 2014 Symposium - Advanced Malware
Widmer Brothers Gasthaus

Presentations: Beating Cybercriminals: Preventing Compromise in the Face of Advanced Attacks

Cybercriminals combine social engineering techniques with ongoing application vulnerabilities to install advanced malware on both customer devices to compromise financial accounts and employee devices to compromise corporate networks. Advanced malware effectively bypasses authentication technologies and readily evades anti-virus applications. New endpoint solutions have emerged that have some merit, typically with a narrow focus on a single threat vector, but none have proven effective at stopping dynamic threats, and most of these approaches come with a very high operational cost. A new approach to cybercrime protection and preventing compromise is desperately needed.

This presentation will provide an overview of: · The methods cybercriminals use to successfully install advanced malware on endpoint devices · The most recent fraud cybercrime developments and compromise techniques uncovered by Trusteer research · New approaches available to mitigate the increase risk from endpoint devices · Case studies of actual cybercrime prevention results · Demonstration of preventing different advanced attack scenarios

Presented by Christopher Beier - Sr. Product Marketing Manager for IBM/Trusteer. Christopher brings impressive security DNA through his almost 20 years’ experience working for both Symantec, and McAfee. Christopher has deep knowledge and experience in the financial services and online banking security with 5 years as a technical product manager at Fiserv. He is also a 12 year US Navy veteran where he applied IT administration skills to the US submarine corp. Christopher presented on advanced malware issues at Black Hat USA 2014.

Staying Ahead of the Malware Curve Over the last five years the threat curve for dealing with advanced attackers and malware has changed significantly. Keeping ahead of signature updates used to be the battleground, but the escalating arms race has moved on to staying ahead of whitelisting, reputational, and dynamic analysis capabilities—and the people we truly care about keeping out of networks are gaining traction once again. Worse still, these capabilities are moving down the threat curve at an accelerating pace, meaning anyone has the potential to acquire these capabilities. Many in our ranks have given up on keeping our adversaries out of our ranks and instead focused on rapid detection. Though no silver bullet exists in our toolbox, there are new solutions that flip the economics to our favor.

This presentation will provide an overview of: · The methods cybercriminals use to successfully install advanced malware on endpoint devices · Insight into the evolution of malware attacks, focusing on the new techniques in use today · Discussion of cutting edge malware delivery platforms · Demonstration of commodity exploit kits (Blackhole) · Discussion around endpoint application isolation techniques · Demonstration of commodity exploit prevention leveraging non-persistent desktop browsing

Presented by Darrin Mourer - Sr. Solution Architect with Invincea specializing in advanced threat prevention, detection, and forensics. He has been involved in the information security space for over 15 years in both information security officer and vendor roles. He has held various certifications including CISSP, CISA, SANS, and ITIL. Previous to Invincea, Darrin spent over 10 years in various sr. level security roles at Symantec.

Panel Discussion – Key Advanced Malware Countermeasures

Following the two presentations, ISSA Portland will provide lunch followed by a moderated panel discussion on key advanced malware countermeasures and practical implementation concepts. The panel will consist of:

Christopher Beier - IBM Darrin Mourer – Invincea *Additional local Security Expert Panelists being confirmed

Price:
The chapter meeting is subsidized by chapter memberships and sponsors. There is a nominal fee of $10 (member) or $25 (non-member) for preregistered attendees. Walk in attendee’s are welcome but will be charged $30 cash at the door.

If you wish to become a member, please visit http://portland.issa.org/join-issa-portland/

CPEs: The chapter maintains proof of attendance for members but it is the member’s responsibility to ensure that these CPE's are credited to their respective accounts. This luncheon will offer 1 CPE per hour of attendance.

Chapter Sponsors ISSA Portland would like to thank our program sponsors, who help make high quality programs like this possible.

Gold Sponsor: IBM Silver Sponsor: Zscaler

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Real Estate for Startups 101
PSU Business Accelerator

When most people imagine a tech startup’s office they probably conjure up glossy stereotypes: an open workspace, maybe in a converted warehouse, with modern design and amenities from beer on tap to a ping pong table.

In reality, we know you’re running lean and working out of your garage or perhaps even a local tech incubator. But how do you make the giant leap into leasing your own new space?

Local real estate experts Ajay Malhotra of CBRE, Kristin Hammond of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and Peter Andrews of Melvin Mark have joined forces to help you navigate the murky waters of commercial real estate! Join us for Real Estate for Startups 101 on Thursday, November 20 from 4--6pm.

You will:

Learn about the current market, building types and locations

Set realistic timelines for finding a new space

Understand the true cost of a lease

And more!

We’ll allow plenty of time for discussion with the experts so you can find answers to all your questions about commercial real estate.

The event is free and refreshments are provided, but please RSVP.

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PDMA Learning and Networking Event: THE FUZZY FRONT END OF PRODUCT INNOVATION
Lucky Labrador Public House Multnomah Village

THE FUZZY FRONT END OF PRODUCT INNOVATION

PDMA Learning and Networking Event

Thursday, November 20, 2014

6:00 - 8:00pm

Jon Marshall, President & Chief Innovateur, Innovation Frameworks

The Fuzzy Front End (FFE) is the messy "getting started" period of new product development processes. It includes opportunity analysis, concept generation, and pre-technical evaluation. As important as they are, these activities are often chaotic, unpredictable, and unstructured. Jon will provide an overview of this challenging period and then describe 2-3 tools or techniques that you can apply to start to bring clarity and order to this critical but least understood phase of the product life cycle. We will provide time for Q&A and an interactive discussion with the audience.

Jon is one of the area’s leading authorities on the FFE and innovation processes. For over 10 years Jon has been a fervent student and practitioner of many aspects of innovation, such as frameworks and models, creative and critical thinking, and metrics. His background in engineering and project management helps Jon merge innovation principles with the practical realities of developing products.

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals. The Oregon chapter's mission is to help local professionals and organizations to identify, develop, and launch more innovative and profitable products and services through cross-industry collaboration, thought leadership, and the sharing of best practices and practical knowledge. For more information about the Oregon Chapter of the PDMA, please contact: David Nash, Chapter President, at president-oregon@pdma.org.

We encourage everyone in Oregon who is interested in the Product Development and Management Association to become a member of the National PDMA. For a great explanation on the benefits of membership in the PDMA, click here

Schedule:

6:00 – 6:30pm: Gathering / Networking / Refreshments**

6:30 – 6:45pm: Announcements (upcoming events, who’s hiring, etc.)

6:45 – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm: Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm: Networking

Cost:

$10 on-line registration prior to the event **

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members

To register online, click the website above

** Note: This is a no-host event. The complete Lucky Lab food and drink menu is available. Grab a cold ale & bite to eat - and bring a friend or colleague to add to the discussion!

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Friday
Nov 21
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week. (Please note: It is totally cool to work on non ruby languages with us too)

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Monday
Nov 24
Rentrak Hackathon
Rentrak - Downtown

The Rentrak Hackathon is a gathering of laptops and laughter. Classically, we all sit in a square and type words onto a keyboard that then get turned into a "computerized program". It's a good chance to work on your personal projects, learn what your peers are up to (computer-wise), figure out what the best programming language is, and/or say the words "I don't have anything to work on" or "I forgot my laptop". This event is very informal, and there is no specific project we'll be focusing our efforts on.

Food and refreshments are served. RSVPing to ssw@rentrakmail.com is appreciated, but not required.

Come check out Rentrak's new downtown office. Everyone is welcome to join us!

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Tuesday
Nov 25
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

For more information, visit our website, or send an email to our list.

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Tuesday
Dec 2
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

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

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

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

Wednesday
Dec 3
Decision Architecture: Building Robust Business and Technology Decisions -- Oregon Enterprise Architects

Decision Architecture tackles the tough problem of aligning the best decision-making techniques to the problem at hand and the resources available. It helps structure information to build, vet and reuse critical decisions. It incorporates risk, uncertainty, and stakeholder concerns into business, application and technical decisions.

Decision Architecture matches tried and true decision-support methods to each decision requirement. It extends these methods as needed with state-of-the-art analytical methods and makes the best use of modern team building best practices to enfranchise all stakeholders. It helps organizations build decision repositories so that decisions can be reused.

If you answer yes to any one of the following questions, then this event is for you!

Does your organization:

• Revisit decisions that were declared final? • Make team decisions by edict or by the loudest voice? • Have little confidence in decisions based on uncertain information? • Not justify, record, or reuse decisions? • Have projects that are over budget and time with reduced performance?

Guest Speaker:

David Ullman , Decision Architect, EA Principals

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, December 3rd Time: 3:00 – 6:00 PM Location: TBD Free to attend but registration is required

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Thursday
Dec 4
#puppethack – An Online Puppet Labs Community Hack Day

Join us for #puppethack – an online, Puppet community hack day, on Thurs., Dec. 4rd 2014! #puppethack is a collaborative, relaxed online Puppet community hack day.

It's an opportunity for Puppet community members and Puppet Labs employees to tackle interesting or fun puppet projects that they haven't had the time for. Everyone will gather online, get to know each other, and collaborate on pull requests for modules and other code.

Who: #puppethack is an event for intermediate and advanced Puppet users, contributors, developers, module authors, docs writers, and anyone else contributing to the Puppet community.

Join us online in the #puppethack IRC channel on Freenode! You're welcome to drop in at any point during the day - the event has extended hours to reflect the many timezones that Puppet contributors call home. We look forward to chatting with you on December 4th!

Register on Eventbrite

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Stories of a CFO with Ben Ertischek | CFO Leadership Exchange

Please join your peers for a three-part series of candid discussions with area CFOs. This series of events will cover multiple topics some of which will include, what it’s truly like being a CFO, how one becomes a CFO, how to make the transition to CEO (if desired) and lessons learned along the way. This series is intended not only for those that aspire to become a CFO but also for current CFOs wanting to connect with their peers. Who Can Attend? Current CFOs wanting to connect with their peers Those that aspire to become a CFO or high-level finance professional Service Providers are not eligible to attend

2014 Line-up Includes:

May 15th – Kelly Lang, CFO, Tripwire October 9th –Mike Yonker, Finance, Nike December 4th - Ben Ertischek , CFO, Viewpoint Construction Software

Event Details:

When: Thursday, December 4th Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM | 5:30 Networking Reception | 6:15 Presentation and Q&A Where: TBD Cost per event: $45 Members | $65 Nonmember (includes heavy appetizers and drinks)

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MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

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!

Agenda

  • TBD

Let us know if you have something you'd like to teach, ask, show, or hack:

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OWASP Chapter Meeting
New Relic

Joseph Arpaia, MD will be presenting: {{a method for generating secure, memorable passwords}}

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The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland


Meetings are free and open to the public.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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Friday
Dec 5
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week. (Please note: It is totally cool to work on non ruby languages with us too)

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AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: Why the Board Matters in Kanban
McMennamins Ringler's

As pitched in October, we have Matt Mayer coming to talk to use in December. Remember, anyone can pitch a talk to the group just by showing up and tossing in your idea when we vote on upcoming topics at the end of the hour.

At Monsoon, we’ve tried and tested Kanban—and we’ve learned a lot! Our microservices team is driven to do fast, small changes to deliver bug fixes and features to production fast. Interdependencies between services mean a single service going down causes customers and Monsoon to lose money. Using a physical Kanban board meant the difference between guessing where bottlenecks were versus identifying the problem, targeting it and applying multiple forces to eliminate it. It also makes large tickets stand out so they can be analyzed and sliced into smaller tickets for faster delivery.

Matthew Mayer has been programming professionally since 2006, with an emphasis on performance and complex problem solving. He’s worked with a variety of technologies from ASP.NET web applications to .NET installed products to cloud services in Go, quickly providing data for customers worldwide. He developed an increasing interest in integration tests and tools for that end, such as cucumber and Docker. He advocates for close integration with QA counterparts so programmers can focus on delivering early and often, lowering barriers to entry for new team members.

RSVP's to the AgilePDX Yahoo list or to Jean@azuregate.net are much appreciated. We occassionally have very large turnouts, and its great to be able to warn the wait staff.

Look for us in the back. We start on time and end on time so you can get back to making the world safe for agilists everywhere. Yes, the beer flows and so does the pub grub.

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Wednesday
Dec 10
Tech + Pong Winter Tournament SE PDX
AltSource

Tech folks getting together to pong it up.

Year-end tournament not to be missed!

Two Tournament Brackets:

1) The Best of the Best (for pongers who can smash, hit, and rock their way through a pong game).

2) The Best of the Worst (for rookie pongers who just want to have fun and the thought of "spinning a slice shot" seems like something having to do with a pizza parlor).

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Thursday
Dec 11
Portland Commodore Users Group
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Station 61)

Our group specializes in Commodore 64, SX-64, Commodore Vic-20, Commodore 128 and other Commodore computers. We meet regularly to discuss ideas, code, brainstorm projects, participate in the scene, and play games.

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Friday
Dec 12
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week. (Please note: It is totally cool to work on non ruby languages with us too)

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Tuesday
Dec 16
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

It's Nerd Dinner time again! We'll gather at Washington Square Mall in the food court. Be There and Be Square!

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

PLUG will celebrate 20 years of delivering conference-quality Linux, Unix and technology speakers this year! Most speakers are announced about two weeks in advance but some are last minute. Watch Calagator and the PLUG mailing lists for the latest news.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Friday
Dec 19
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week. (Please note: It is totally cool to work on non ruby languages with us too)

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Sunday
Dec 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Jan 6, 2015
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
Jan 28, 2015
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Scott Neal will do his traditional January Core Data presentation. Topic TBD. Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

Tuesday
Jun 23, 2015
Open Source Bridge 2015
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

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

Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org/

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