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Apr 18
Clojure/West
through Gerding Theater at the Armory

One of the two largest Clojure conferences held each year in the US, Clojure/West offers two days of training workshops followed by three days of talks. Also there are unsessions happening in the evenings.

Follow @clojurewest for updates.

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Tuesday
Apr 21
Learn about the Data Management Maturity Model
Standard Insurance Center Auditorium

In the current era of global business where information and access reign supreme, the companies that are able to leverage their corporate data assets to the fullest are the companies where people flourish.

The Portland Data Management user group (DAMAPDX.org) is dedicated to delivering thought provoking, data-centric presentations that will make you more successful as a data professional. We are volunteer-run organization serving the local data community for over 10 years.

On 21Apr, our topic is the Data Management Maturity Model, featuring Melanie Mecca from CMMI. Registration is required. Visit damapdx.org for more information and to register.

The DMM model helps organizations become more proficient in managing critical data assets to improve operations, enable analytics and gain competitive advantage. The DMM model serves as a catalyst and a platform for the growth of a global community of professionals and practitioners who are committed to advancing the state of the practice.

The DMM model was developed using the principles and structure of CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) a proven approach to performance improvement and the gold standard for software and systems development for more than 20 years, originating in Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.

Over the last two decades CMMI has been adopted in over 94 countries, applied in thousands of organizations, and has directly impacted the professional development of over 150,000 people.

About The Speaker

Melanie Mecca is the CMMI Institute’s Program Manager for the Data Management Maturity (DMM) Model, and a primary author of the DMM since January 2011.

She has led DMM Assessments for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Financial Research, Microsoft Corporation, Fannie Mae, the Federal Reserve System Statistics Function, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Freddie Mac.

She has architected and implemented data strategies and organization-wide data management improvement programs, and managed programs and projects to design: enterprise data architectures, master data hubs, data warehouse components, and shared data services.

Schedule

  • 8:00 - 8:30 am - Sign In
  • 8:30 - 9:45 am - Presentation
  • 9:45 - 10:00 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am - Presentation continued
  • Free for members!
  • $15 for guests
  • See damapdx.org for the list of our corporate members
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    Portland Java User Group (PJUG)
    Oracle (Downtown Campus)

    Java Applications on Microsoft Azure

    Curious about what Microsoft has to offer the Java community? Join us to explore the tools and technologies Microsoft provides Java developers get in the cloud with Azure. We'll demonstrate how to deploy Java web applications and become familiar with cloud service configurations for load balancing, session affinity, in-memory caching, and remote debugging. We'll also discuss the logistics of managing Azure deployments with firewall rules, environment variables, and remote access. Finally, we'll walk through coding exercises using the Azure SDK for Java to demonstrate how to use cloud services for message queuing and data persistence. At the end of this talk, you will have a basic understanding of how to develop, deploy, and manage Java applications for the Azure ecosystem.

    Speaker

    Ian Downard is a polyglot programmer with a penchant for C++ and Java. His career has focused on developing tools for optimizing the performance of networks and applications. He is employed by Riverbed Technologies as a technical marketing engineer and holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri. His participation with social media is primarily at @iandownard on Twitter.

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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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    Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: FreeBSD Virtualization Options
    Free Geek

    Who: Michael Dexter
    What: FreeBSD Virtualization Options
    Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
    When: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 7pm
    Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

    Learn about the latest developments in FreeBSD virtualization including EC2 and Hyper-V guest support, Xen Dom0 and DomU support and bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor.

    Learn about the latest developments in FreeBSD virtualization including EC2 and Hyper-V guest support, Xen Dom0 and DomU support and bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor.

    FreeBSD invented the modern Unix container with jail(8) in the year 2000 and today operates as an EC2 and Hyper-V guest, Xen Dom0 and DomU and now includes bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor. Michael wrote his first jail(8) management system in 2005 and has since operated NetBSD/Xen in production and was the first community user of bhyve, the FreeBSD hypervisor introduced with FreeBSD 10.0. bhyve is a modern, emulation-free hypervisor that relies on the Extended Page Table feature found in modern Intel and AMD CPUs. bhyve provides bare-metal performance for Unix virtual machines and an in some cases will in fact provide better than bare-metal performance.

    FreeBSD Xen Dom0 support has been many years in the making but is beginning to see the light of day. Michael is working with Xen developer Roger Pau Monné and aims to have a real-world report on the status of this unique effort.

    Combined, these technologies are establishing FreeBSD as an emerging first class virtualization platform with an increasing adoption by "cloud" service providers.

    Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 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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    Portland Bitcoin Group
    The Gameroom

    This group is for people who are interested in Bitcoin, the open source, peer-to-peer payment network and currency.

    These are exciting times for Bitcoin. Come be a part of the new way to think about money!

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    Wednesday
    Apr 22
    SharePoint 2013 Development Training
    through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

    SharePoint 2013 Development TrainingConvince Your Boss for SharePoint Training This course is the place to learn development, best practices and business solution building on SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs. This course is intended for Administrators, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals. We cover both code (Visual Studio) and no-code (SharePoint Designer) hands-on labs in this course.

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

    Audience This course is intended for: IT Professionals (Administrators, Developers, Architects, Engineering Managers, etc.). Experience building web based applications using HTML, ASP.NET, C# and SQL are beneficial. * It is expected that you’re familiar with .Net, HTML, CSS and/or Javascript

    Register online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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    The Urban League of Portland's Career Fair
    Doubletree Hotel (by Hilton)

    The Urban League of Portland’s 22nd Annual Career Connections Job Fair will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Doubletree Hotel (by Hilton), near the Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, 97232).

    This annual event gives job seekers the chance to meet face to face with recruiters from some of the area’s most desirable employers. These recruiters come to the Career Fair to seek qualified diverse candidates for positions from entry-level to professional, from management to executive, ranging from construction and retail to government and corporate opportunities.

    • Portland and surrounding area employers are hiring now! • Employers are looking to the Urban League of Portland to help them recruit diverse job candidates! • Employers are hiring for positions from “entry level” to professional, ranging from construction & retail to government and corporate opportunities! • Now is the time to connect with Portland area employers! Bring your resumes and dress to impress! • Be prepared to interview on site.

    Over 60 employers are participating in the Career Fair this year. Attendees can be interviewed on site or make arrangements to be interviewed at a later date.

    A special thanks to the events sponsors:: IHeartMedia, JAM’N 107.5, Comcast, Bank of America, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Port of Portland, the Oregon Health Authority, the Portland Development Commission, and the Oregon Lottery.

    http://ulpdx.org/news/the-urban-league-of-portlands-2015-career-fair/

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    OEN’s Angel Oregon Spring 2015 Showcase
    The Sentinel (formerly The Governor Hotel)

    OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase is your opportunity to nurture breakthrough ideas, discover new markets, and make invaluable business connections. Join over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies!

    This fun, fast-paced event will feature pitches from 12 entrepreneurs, who are doing everything from unobtrusively monitoring the elderly, to redefining the cast iron frying pan, to pairing up college study buddies.

    You'll also hear from internationally acclaimed startup guru Ekaterina Walter, who will be delivering the keynote address. At the end of the day, we'll be announcing the winner of OEN's Angel Oregon Spring 2015 Investment Program. You'll get to see which of the three presenting finalists will walk away with the Big Check.

    Of course, securing investment is not the only way for an early-stage startup to fundraise—to that end, you'll also hear from Ryan Grepper of the 'Coolest' cooler and other local entrepreneurs who have launched and run massively successful crowdfunding campaigns.

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    AngularJS Portland Meetup
    AppNexus, Inc.

    Lightning Talks

    Ryan Webber - stepping into angular series

    Matt Danskey - TBD

    Main Presentation

    Satish Kumaar Ponnusamy - Creating your own seed project

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    ChickTech Volunteer Work Party
    Portland Art Museum

    We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

    Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

    You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

    Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

    6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

    6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

    6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

    6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

    Pizza and beer will be provided.

    • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

    Join our meetup page!

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    Ruby Book Club
    Renewable Funding

    Reading through technical books in a group is a great way to learn. You can stay motivated by reading together; better apply what you are reading by actively communicating it, as well as hearing others perspectives that will help you better understand the book. Even if you're a more experienced developer it's a great way to keep your skill sharp and share your wisdom and experience. If none of that is convincing just come and have fun with fellow ruby developers!

    We are reading Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby by Sandi Metz. This week we will discuss chapters 9. Please come having read the chapters and ready to discuss it.

    Make sure to grab food before.

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    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Janine Ohmer Topic: Size Classes (making the best of a puzzling situation)

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

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

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

    IxDA Portland: Interaction15 Redux
    Puppet Labs

    Did you miss the IxDA Interaction15 conference in February? IxDA Portland is hosting a conference redux to recap the conference, share insights, and celebrate!

    Get a free ticket here:
    https://ixdapdx15redux.eventbrite.com

    Agenda
    Doors open at 6:30pm.
    6:30-7pm: Snacks and drinks, sponsored by Filter Talent.
    7-8:30pm: Event talks

    Speakers

    • This was not Liz Bacon’s first IxDA rodeo – not by a long shot. Liz does a “highly idiosyncratic” reading of the conference as a whole.
    • Mike Monteiro said designers destroyed the world. Elena Moon weighs in on the size of the destruction.
    • Is Big Tech missing the point with tech workers who are (or want to be) parents? Melissa Casburn reports on research by Rachel Abrams.
    • UX has come a long way. Rikki Teeters discusses Leah Buley’s take on the modern UX organization.
    • Leo Frishberg taught a half-day workshop on Presumptive Design. He’ll fill us in on the basics – in a bit less time.
    • What happens in San Francisco? It doesn’t stay in San Francisco. Jos Vaught took notes.

    Snacks and drinks are provided, thanks to our generous sponsors at Filter Talent.

    Thursday
    Apr 23
    Ascend Portland
    Castaway

    April 23rd @ Castaway Portland: Twenty of Portland's hot new startups and leading tech co's who are hiring (Chirpify, Act-On Software, Bodybuilding.com, vacasa, HealthSparq, and many more) have registered to meet and network with passionate developers/engineers.

    Whether you're actively looking for a new career or just wish to network, all the best opportunities will be present.

    Come and meet with the CTO's, Engineering Directors and Talent Acquisition Managers from these very impressive companies.

    All registrations are subject to final approval as we are seeking elite software engineers, developers, and other tech gurus

    Very casual....grab some complimentary food and beverages on your lunch break.

    We would be thrilled to offer you a complimentary VIP ticket ($50 value).

    Use this special link or enter the promo code "calagator" for your complimentary VIP Ticket: https://ascendportlandcareers.eventbrite.com/?discount=calagator

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    PDX-MUG (MySQL)
    Elemental Technologies

    please register through meetup.com so I can get a good headcount for pizza and beverages

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    PDX Python Presentation Night
    Urban Airship Inc

    Come join us for Pythonic talks!

    All levels are welcome! Talk levels vary from beginner to advanced.

    This month:

    • The Well Tempered API by K Lars Lohn

    Abstract:

    And now for something completely different:

    Centuries ago, a revolution in music enabled compositions to last for centuries with no bit rot. With compromises in tuning, a universal musician's API became possible: the piano keyboard.

    In the world of software, we have business logic, implementations, and abstractions. The more loosely we couple these, the more flexible, resilient and long lasting our software becomes. However, it's not an easy task: our tools and inclinations don't lead us the right way. Just as in music, it may take a step away from purity for software to achieve the highest level of resiliency.

    This multimedia presentation uses code examples in Python from Socorro, the Mozilla Firefox Crash Reporting System. This reveals some enlightening parallels between API abstractions and centuries old music. Employing abstractions that are slightly "out of tune", Socorro scales and flexes with remarkable ease.

    And, by the way, this is likely the only conference talk you've ever encountered that features live music on an electric bassoon...

    Join us afterward at Rogue on NW 14th & Flanders to continue the discussion over a beverage.

    RSVP at Meetup

    Join us on our python.org mailing list and in #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

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    Friday
    Apr 24
    Workfrom Coder-CoWorking
    Breken Kitchen

    Please Review Meetup.com

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    Sunday
    Apr 26
    Women Who Hack
    Mozilla Portland Office

    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 women (cis & trans*) 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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    DorkbotPDX April Workshop: Federated Wiki
    CTRL-H

    FEDERATED WIKI WORKSHOP LEARN ABOUT FEDERATED WIKI: A decentralized approach to collaboration and publication. It differs from a standard wiki in that you can run your own server and share your changes with others running their own servers.

    With Ward Cunningham At Ctrl-H, 7608 N. Interstate, Portland, OR 97217 FREE!/Donation Bring a laptop with NodeJS pre-installed RSVP to bzzt@knowhere.net

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    TYE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) Oregon Local Pitch Competition
    Intel Hawthorne Farms Building 3 (HF3), Auditorium

    This is the culmination of TYE Oregon 2014-2015! In this competition, the teams that were formed during the program will present their business concepts, and judges from the world of entrepreneurship and investment will decide who will get to represent TYE Oregon in the Global Competition in June!

    First prize of the local competition is an all expenses paid trip for the whole of the winning team, to Atlanta, GA, where they will compete in the TYE Global competition, against some 20 other global teams, for a prize package worth $15,000!

    This competition is free and accessible to the public. Doors open at 2:30pm and the presentations start at 3:00pm promptly. If you would like to attend, please pre-registrer as tickets are limited!

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    Monday
    Apr 27
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

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    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

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    Tuesday
    Apr 28
    Portland Community College Job Fair at Cascade Campus
    Job Fair

    Portland Community College Cascade Campus Job Fair is an outstanding opportunity for employers, students and community members to connect. The Cascade Job Fair draws a very diverse pool of applicants and a broad range of employers representing many different industries.

    Find more details and a list of participating employers at http://www.pcc.edu/cascadejobfair.

    This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be free during the event.

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

    Join us for happy hour at ThinkShout! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! Make sure you say hi to Amy Vaillancourt-Sals, a developer at ThinkShout. Read our April newsletter to learn more about Amy!

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

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    RainSec
    Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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

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

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    April SaaS Mastermind : Pre-Selling. What is it and how do you it.
    Cerulean Skies Winery

    Paul Burkett will lead a discussion on Pre-Selling. Come learn how it can help your startup and be ready to discuss what you are working on. This is a great opportunity for startup entrepreneurs to learn how to pre-sell software solutions to your prospective clients even before you build your product!

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    Wednesday
    Apr 29
    Ruby Lunch
    Fat Head's Brewery

    Last Wednesday of each month. Talk Ruby, eat lunch, all ages and experiences welcome!

    TiE Oregon Pitch Club, featuring Kanth Gopalpur
    PSU Business Accelerator

    Join us for another edition of TiE Oregon Pitch Club!

    Kanth Gopalpur, longstanding TiE Charter member, Board member and experienced entrepreneur, has just been named "Entrepreneur In Residence" for Business Oregon. What do you know about this state agency, whose mission it is to promote business and communities in Oregon? Did you know that this organization provides millions in grant money to all kinds of initiatives every year? And do you know how you might engage and get assistance to develop your business? Come find out more, and bring your questions!

    Then we practice pitches! Pitch Club offers an open, supportive environment for entrepreneurs to practice their pitches and get actionable and constructive feedback. Bring your presentation and plug into the A/V system, or pitch without a slide deck. Or, come check out new companies and ideas, and provide feedback to the presenters!

    All kinds of pitches are welcome: elevator-, concept-, sales-, co-founder-, or investor pitches.

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

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    Thursday
    Apr 30
    SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence and Reporting Training
    through SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

    Register online at www.sharepointinnovations.com

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    TechfestNW and Columbia Sportswear Company present: A Shared Future
    OMSI Empirical Theater

    TechfestNW, a leading tech conference in Portland, is thrilled to bring you a special evening event dedicated to the Sharing Economy. Hear from business and tech innovators, city officials and others as we discuss the economic, political and social impact of the Sharing Economy.

    Speakers include:

    David Plouffe, SVP, Policy and Strategy for Uber and former campaign manager for Barack Obama Aaron Easterly, CEO of Rover Marcelo Louriero, CEO of Spinlister Sarah Mastrorocco, Business Development, Instacart Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland And many others.

    Tickets are $30 and include a networking happy hour

    For tickets: http://bit.ly/tfnw15tickets

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    Networking Night @ Elemental Technologies
    Elemental Technologies

    Join us for A Discussion on Tech Careers at Elemental.

    A panel of engineers and managers will discuss what their jobs entail, what projects they work on, what problems they solve, and the paths they took to their current careers. 

     Sabina Andersson - Product Manager

    • Joan Morgan - QA Engineer

    • Meghan Mueller-Cox - Release Manager

    • Jenna Hildebrand - QA Engineer

    A Q&A session will follow and we encourage attendees to ask questions.

    Program:

    6:00-6:30 - Check-In + Networking 

    6:30-7:30 - Panel: "A Discussion on Tech Careers" + Q&A

    7:30-8:00 - Networking


    About Elemental:

    Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for content delivery to any device. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company pioneered the use of software-defined video processing to distribute video over IP networks. The Elemental platform provides the flexibility, scalability and performance required to deliver high quality video via turnkey, cloud-based and virtualized deployment models. Powering video experiences for more than 400 leading media franchises worldwide, Elemental helps pay TV operators, content programmers, broadcasters and enterprise customers bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, China, Russia, India and Brazil. 


    Websitehttp://www.elementaltechnologies.com/

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    Friday
    May 1
    Portland Startup Weekend B2B
    through Centrl Office

    Startup Weekend B2B is a 54 hour event where developers, designers, marketers and other startup enthusiasts come together to pitch their business-to-business startup ideas, form teams, build products, and launch their revenue generating startup.

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    Monday
    May 4
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

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    Intro to Cassandra
    eBay Community Lounge

    For this meetup, we are going to be doing a joint meetup with the DataStax Cassandra Portland Users group.

    Archaic database technologies just don't scale under the always on, distributed demands ​of modern IOT, mobile and web applications. We'll start this Intro to Cassandra by discussing how its approach is different and why so many awesome companies have migrated from the cold clutches of the relational world into the warm embrace of peer to peer architecture. After this high-level opening discussion, we'll briefly unpack the following:

    • Cassandra's internal architecture and distribution model
    • Cassandra's Data Model
    • Reads and Writes ​​ You'll go home with enough Cassandra basics to get your feet wet and some resources to get your hands dirty.
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    DorkbotPDX 0x0D
    Bunk Bar

    flyer

    • When: Monday May 4th, 2015 - 8pm
    • Where: Bunk Bar - 1028 SE Water Ave (map)
    • Who: All ages -- open to the public
    • Cost: Free!

    Laen


    OSH Park - Purple PCBs for People

    Laen will talk about the beginnings and growth of the DorkbotPDX PCB Order, and how he turned his hobby into work.

    Laen is the founder and owner of OSHPark, and doesn't like writing bios.

    Joe Grand
    Making Magical Mustaches with Mustache Mayhem

    World peace begins with mustaches. Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, Salvador Dali, Frank Zappa, Freddy Mercury, and Hulk Hogan have all harnessed the power of the mustache. It's time the rest of the world joined their ranks.

    Mustache Mayhem is a hardware hack, a video game, and an interactive art piece rolled into one. Based on the short-lived Nintendo Virtual Boy video game console and retro-fitted with a BeagleBone Black Linux computer, the project provides a singular, entertaining goal: Overlay virtual mustaches onto real-world faces for points. In this presentation, Joe details the trials and tribulations behind creating his most ridiculous oeuvre yet.

    Joe Grand (@joegrand), also known as Kingpin, is a computer engineer, hardware hacker, product designer, teacher, advisor, runner, daddy, honorary doctor, TV host, member of L0pht Heavy Industries, and the proprietor of Grand Idea Studio (grandideastudio.com).

    OpenDork

    Your short (5-minute) ligtning talks about an interest or project you've been working on!

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    Tuesday
    May 5
    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

    Justin Burris

    Potential topics discussed on the mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/pdxruby/8lom9q82bMo/cy_DvXAgMS8J

    Paul Jungwirth: SQL in Rails

    Tips and tricks from basic to advanced for non-trivial SQL queries in a Rails environment.

    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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    Science on Tap - Energy from PDX Compost
    Clinton Street Theater

    DATE: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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

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

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

    FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Food scraps comprise almost one-fifth of the amount of material our region sends to landfills every year – enough to fill 5000 long-haul trucks. These food scraps can provide compost, energy and other benefits to communities, but what are the most desirable environmental and economic approaches to dealing with this resource? What impact do food scraps have on the climate, water supplies, energy, and food security?

    David Allaway, senior policy analyst with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, will share insights for different ways of dealing with food scraps while reducing what we throw away.

    This event is part of Metro’s Let’s Talk Trash series designed to engage you in discussions that help shape how our region manages its waste in the future.

    Event Website


    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!

    *A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is mostly supported by money collected at the door. It is 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.

    Website
    Wednesday
    May 6
    PDXWIT Fireside Chat with Catherine Williams, Chief Data Scientist with AppNexus
    The Cleaners

    Come join us at The Cleaners for a fireside chat with Catherine Williams, Chief Data Scientist at AppNexus. Catherine is leading a team of 20 data scientists and analysts and will be providing an overview of some challenges her team is facing. Additionally, Catherine will provide background on her career path and path to success. She has a BA in Mathematics from Grinnell College, a PhD in Mathematics from University of Washington in Seattle, and has held post-doctoral positions ad Stanford and Columbia University. You won't want to miss this!

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

    Website
    CHIFOO Meeting: Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Don’t- Combining Humans and Computers to Solve Scientific Problems
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

    “Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Don’t- Combining Humans and Computers to Solve Scientific Problems” with Seth Cooper, Center for Game Science, Northeastern University

    Rather than solving problems with a purely computational approach, combining humans and computers can provide a means for solving problems neither could solve alone. Seth will describe the challenges of mapping real-world problems onto games and ways to address these challenges. Further, Seth will discuss other current problem solving game projects and future possibilities.

    Website
    Thursday
    May 7
    ClojureWest recap and discussions
    Puppet Labs

    Let's discuss the latest in Clojure and what we've learned and experienced at ClojureWest.

    We'll have a series of short presentations from members so be sure to think about what you'd like to share and let me know.

    Thanks.

    Website
    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

    Website
    SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
    Mississippi Pizza

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

    Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next Portland event will be held on Thursday, May 7th and will feature Cat Rambo, Janine Southard and Fonda Lee.

    Website
    Monday
    May 11
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

    Website
    Thursday
    May 14
    Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations
    Anna Bananas

    Programming OS Web Spatio-temporal Mapping Visiualizations: Tues, March 31, 7:00pm, Anna Bananas St Johns, 8716 N. Lombard, Portland, Oregon (back room). This month we will continue to work with OpenStreetMap data, editing in JOSM and downloading data to qgis and making a desktop map. We will then begin the process adding the data to a web visualization.

    Saturday
    May 16
    Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
    TBD - Portland

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

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

    Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

    Sunday
    May 17
    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.

    Website
    Monday
    May 18
    Ruby brightnight
    Epicodus

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

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

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

    Bring Computers to work on

    Website
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

    Website
    Dorkbot
    Bunk Bar

    PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
    Tuesday
    May 19
    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!

    Website
    Wednesday
    May 20
    AngularJS Portland Presentation Night
    CrowdCompass by Cvent

    The entrance is on SW 2nd & Oak 

    Jeromy and Andrew

    Website
    RefreshPDX: So You Want to Write a Book
    Idealist.org

    DOORS AT 6PM, TALK AT 6:30PM

    Got a lot to say about a topic? Writing a book can be a highly rewarding challenge. It’s not as hard as you might think, and it helps your knowledge reach many new kinds of people.

    Everything you wanted to know about what it takes to write a book for a technical audience. Pro’s and con’s of self-publishing vs working with a publisher, what to write about, the process of writing, how to market, and more.

    This talk draws from lessons I learned from writing Hello Web App, my Kickstarted book covering Django web app development for beginners.

    Website
    Demolicious Portland
    Empirical Theater at OMSI

    Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

    Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00. Stick around afterwards for dinner, drinks and discussion.

    Website
    Thursday
    May 21
    RefreshPDX - Hello Web App: Learn How to Build a Web App with Python Django
    Idealist

    Join us for an afternoon workshop on 21 May 2015...

    Have you ever wanted to build something from scratch that other people could use? There are tons of tutorials and instructions for writing your first website using HTML and CSS, but building something that interacts with the user — a full, complete web application — might feel unachievable and out of reach. Not so!

    This workshop will walk you through creating a basic web app using Python and Django, from ideation to deployment. Set up your first web product with a database, registration and login forms, and perhaps get on the path to a fun side-project or future startup. Tailored for designers and non-programmers and taught by a designer.

    What We'll Cover Installation of Python Django, and deploying your local web app. Setting up static files and templates to make it look like a real website. Creating a database schema. Setting up registration, login, and password recovery pages. Deployment on Heroku (if time allows).

    Who Should Attend This workshop is for those who are comfortable with HTML CSS and want to learn how to build a web app with Django.

    What You Should Know Experience with HTML and CSS is highly recommended. Very basic knowledge of programming concepts encouraged (variables/loops/etc — easy resources will be given before the workshop).

    What to Bring A laptop with your favorite text editor. If possible, a Mac or Linux system.

    What to Expect A half-day of workshop learning! Coffee, Tea, and Snacks are provided by Refresh Portland! A copy (digital or physical) of Tracy's new book for each attendee! Other things that warrant an exclamation mark!

    The workshop will begin at 1pm and end at 5pm. After the workshop is over, everyone who wants to join us will head to a nearby establishment for drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) on Refresh Portland.

    About Tracy Osborn Tracy Osborn is a designer, developer, and entreprenerd living in the Bay Area of California. She's the author of Hello Web App, teaching beginner web app development. Building websites since she was twelve, she always felt an affinity to computers, the internet, and what it brings us.

    Tracy graduated with a BFA in Art Design with a concentration in Graphic Design from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and worked as a web designer for five years before teaching herself programming and launching her first startup, WeddingLovely. She's also an avid outdoorswoman and would love to go on a hike with you.

    The Venue, Idealist Thanks to Idealist for hosting us this month! Idealist is located at 209 SW Oak, Suite 101, Portland, OR, 97204.

    Come on in the front door and go straight back, then left to the meeting room.

    Website
    Monday
    May 25
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

    Website
    Wednesday
    May 27
    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Scott Neal Topic: TBD

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

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

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

    Monday
    Jun 1
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

    Website
    Dorkbot
    Bunk Bar

    PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
    Tuesday
    Jun 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!

    Website
    Wednesday
    Jun 3
    CHIFOO Meeting: Mental Health & Social Impact Are No Game - Or Are They? (A Two Speaker Event!)
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

    "Mental Health & Social Impact Are No Game - Or Are They?" with Skyler Corbett, University of Portland Online Learning Development and Will Lewis, Pixel Arts & PIG Squad

    CHIFOO 2-for-1! Skyler will cover educational developments in the indie gaming, “You Have Gained A Level - Adding Empathy and Understanding to Online Education”. Will has leveraged game theory and design not only in game development, but in his approach to developing communities. He’ll share the pros and cons of applying gameful design to HCI in “Games for Social Good”.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jun 4
    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

    Website
    Saturday
    Jun 6
    HackPDX
    through Nike World Headquarters

    You're invited to the second HackPDX. More info TBD.

    Website
    Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
    TBD - Portland

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

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

    Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

    Monday
    Jun 8
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

    Website
    Monday
    Jun 15
    Monitorama
    through Gerding Theater at the Armory

    Monitorama is an 3-day event for Dev and Ops practitioners to gather and discuss the past, present, and future of monitoring software and trends. Our lineups often include more abstract discussions of software craftsmanship and dealing with the human side of failure, but the common thread through the entire event is to advance the state of art for all software monitoring-related technologies and methodologies.

    Website
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

    Website
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

    Website
    Dorkbot
    Bunk Bar

    PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
    Wednesday
    Jun 17
    AngularJS Portland Presentation Night
    Portland State University Engineering Building Rm 102

    Birthday Party

    Website
    OWASP Chapter Meeting
    Jive Software

    Bob Loihl will be talking about the Secure Software Development Life Cycle

    TODO: abstract here

    Bob Loihl ...

    TODO: bio here


    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.

    Website
    10 Billion a Day, 100 Milliseconds Per: Monitoring Real Time Bidding at AdRoll - Portland Erlang / Elixir Meetup
    TBD

    10 Billion a Day, 100 Milliseconds Per: Monitoring Real Time Bidding at AdRoll

    Brian Troutwine of Adroll will be joining us tonight. Adroll uses Erlang to power their high-speed, never-stop online advertising services. That's right, 10 billion transactions a day.

    Additional details of Brian's talk will be posted as we get closer, but you can bet it won't be dull.

    Stay tuned!

    • Steve
    Website
    Saturday
    Jun 20
    Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
    TBD - Portland

    Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

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

    Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

    Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

    Sunday
    Jun 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.

    Website
    Monday
    Jun 22
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

    Website
    PdxDevOps
    New Relic

    Something something Heka

    New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

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

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

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

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

    The call for talks will open in January 2015 and we welcome talks from first-time and experienced speakers!

    Website
    Wednesday
    Jun 24
    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    I'm holding this month open in hopes that we will have one ore more people who attend WWDC and will be willing to share with us what they learned (as much as the NDA will allow, that is).

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

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

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

    Friday
    Jun 26
    Startup Weekend Latino
    through TBD - Portland

    The Portland Startup Weekend Latino brings together people with different skill sets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Why should you attend?

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

    Website
    Saturday
    Jun 27
    Devsigner 2015 Conference
    through PNCA : Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

    The Devsigner 2015 Conference provides a time and place for designers and coders to gather, exchange ideas, learn from one another, broaden skill-sets, and interact with the local design community. Sessions will range from non-tech subjects (e.g. architecture) to highly technical implementation. We expect a full house of talented, top-notch professionals and are excited to be one of the first events held in the newly renovated Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design in Old Town Portland.

    Website
    Monday
    Jun 29
    Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
    PDX Code Guild

    Join us for an evening of programming!

    Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

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

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

    Website
    Dorkbot
    Bunk Bar

    PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
    Tuesday
    Jul 7
    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!

    Website
    Wednesday
    Jul 8
    Cascadia JSFest 2015
    through Semiahmoo Resort

    Cascadia JSFest is a three-day, community-driven conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript and CSS. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.

    We run a public CFP, so please consider submitting a proposal. First-time speakers welcome.

    Hope to see you in July!

    resort

    Website
    CHIFOO Meeting:’Outside-In’ Engagement: Identity, Transformation, and Agency in Digital Story Based Games
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

    "’Outside-In’ Engagement: Identity, Transformation, and Agency in Digital Story Based Games” with Josh Tanenbaum, Transformative Play Lab, University of California

    Joshua will help us draw on theories of method acting training to investigate how to support the experience of transforming into a character in a digital narrative. Then we'll discuss the relationships between embodied game interfaces, tangible storytelling, game-based-learning, virtual worlds, and nonverbal communication.

    Website
    Monday
    Jul 13
    Dorkbot
    Bunk Bar

    PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
    Wednesday
    Jul 22
    PDX Cocoaheads
    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Justin Miller Topic: Swift

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

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

    Monday
    Jul 27
    Dorkbot
    Bunk Bar

    PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

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    Thursday
    Aug 6
    CHIFOO Game Night!
    Guardian Games

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

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

    Guardian Games thank you!

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    Wednesday
    Sep 2
    CHIFOO Meeting: Online Story-Driven Games
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

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

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

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    Wednesday
    Sep 23
    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Scott Neal Topic: TBD

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

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

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

    Wednesday
    Oct 7
    CHIFOO Meeting: Games that Change Us (For the Better!)
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

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

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

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    Wednesday
    Oct 28
    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

    Speaker: Ken Luke Topic: Assembly Language

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

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

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

    Wednesday
    Nov 11
    CHIFOO Meeting: Immersive Design (A Two Speaker CHIFOO Grand Finale!)
    ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

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

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

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    Wednesday
    Nov 18
    PDX CocoaHeads
    Walmart Labs

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

    Speaker: Cody Garvin Topic: TBD

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

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

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