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Wednesday
Nov 26
Ruby Lunch
TILT Pearl District

Talk about the Ruby programming language, eat burgers! All levels welcome: beginner to expert.

Intel® IoT Hackathon: Transportation - PDX
ADX

You're from the City of Roses and Transportation Awareness and, geez, do you have ideas about how to improve things!! Here's a chance to hack solutions to your biggest transportation problems using the latest connected hardware from Intel -- the Intel® IoT Hackathon: Transportation!

Exceptional projects will be awarded great prizes after judging on Sunday 12/7. Attendees also are eligible for other prizes throughout the event.

Schedule: Friday 12/5 5:30pm-10pm Intro, teams, ideas Saturday 12/6 8am-10pm Hack Sunday 12/7 8am-2pm Finish, Present, Awards

Location: ADX - 417 Southeast 11th Ave Portland, Oregon

To Register, RSVP at Eventbrite. *There are only 50 spots available, reserve your spot before it’s too late!!! **Intel IoT Developer Kit provided to all registered attendees

For Event Information: https://www.hackerleague.org/hackathons/intel-r-iot-hackathon-transportation-pdx

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SWePoCoNi (The West Side Strikes Back)
Commodore Lounge

Southeast Portland Coder's Night was a glorious gathering of folks. Many nachos were had while discussing various projects. This died out as Side Door stopped being open after 7pm.

A few of us have tried various venues but haven't been happy with many of them. One venue a few of us would hang out at after user groups is the Commodore Lounge on SW 17th and Burnside. It has wifi, delicious food, and a wide range of drinks. The power situation could be better but we are sure we can improve this with time.

So, come along, have a drink and some food with us as we embark on the next stage of Portland Coder Nights. The time is a guideline, show up when it makes sense to you and leave when you want or need to. These are just the hours we've seen work for a majority of folks in the past.

Monday
Dec 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.

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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

Markus Roberts: Thinking Outside the Framework

Davy Stevenson: Benchmarking Ruby

Testing is firmly ingrained in our culture, and many of us rely on a network of services to test, evaluate and profile our code. But what about benchmarking?

Learn tips and tricks about how to approach benchmarking and the variety of gems that are available. Learn about tools to help determine algorithmic complexity of your code, as well as how this information can help you make development choices. Learn how to properly set up your benchmarking experiments to ensure that the results you receive are accurate. More importantly, discover that benchmarking can be both fun and easy. http://rubyconf.org/program#prop_681

Jonan Scheffler: Sauron: DIY Home Security with Ruby!

This is the story of how I built an all-seeing eye with Ruby, and how I use it to defend the sanctity of my suburban home. Using a Raspberry Pi and some homemade motion detection software I've developed a home security system that can send me notifications on my phone and photograph intruders. It uses perceptual hashes to detect image changes and archives anything unusual. I can even set a custom alerting threshold and graph disturbances over time. If you've ever had the desire to be an evil wizard with a glowing fireball of an eye this talk is perfect for you. Come play with Sauron. http://rubyconf.org/program#prop_787

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.

PADNUG - HELL FREEZES OVER .NET IS OPEN SOURCE AND RUNS EVERYWHERE ZOMG!
Intel Jones Farm Conference Center (JFCC)

Come out to our December Super Awesome Holiday Blowout Extravaganza! In case you have been hiding away from all sources of information, .NET is going open source! Much of the framework is going on GitHub and Microsoft is creating CLR for Mac and Linux.

And, Visual Studio Community - functionally equivalent to Pro - is available for free to open source devs and students!!

...and what do you know? Scott Hanselman is ENTHUSED!

Scott will share more about the direction that Microsoft is taking!
>> http://hanselman.com/

As a bonus, we'll have Rex St. John the IoT evangelist from Intel Mashery showing off (and giving away!) some of the Intel's Edison "computer on a SD Card" dev platform.
>> http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/edison.html

We will also be giving away *TWO* of the brand new Microsoft Bands! These are the hottest fitness devices *and* they connect to iPhone, Android, and WinPhone!
>> http://microsoft.com/microsoft-band/

You know we'll have Qdoba for food... and AfterWords will be sponsored!

This may be our best gathering yet!

6:00 p.m. Qdoba and Networking
6:30 p.m. Business and Intro Presentation
7:00 p.m. Scott Hanselman!
~8:30 p.m. AfterWords at Thirsty Lion SPONSORED!

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VetsinTech Portland - Launch of VetCap!!
Portland Development Commission

VetsinTech is kicking off an innovative national program to help veteran entrepreneurs called VetCap (capital for veterans).  VetsinTech is an independent non-profit organization made up of technology industry leaders and veterans with a mission to help train, connect and find jobs for veterans interested in technology careers. 

VetCap is a new initiative for a national series of workshops to help train veteran entrepreneurs on where and how to raise capital, and to connect them to a network of financing sources.  A 2011 Small Business Administration (SBA) study concluded that "veterans are at least 45 percent more likely than those with no active-duty military experience to be self-employed." 

The founders of the VetCap initiative came up with this concept following a White House and Joining Forces Veterans Entrepreneurship Workshop in February, bringing together private-sector innovators and entrepreneurs to brainstorm and accelerate the development of new programs to help veterans find and grow their businesses. VetCap is an independent initiative inspired by these discussions and is organized by VetsinTech and other private-sector partners nationwide. 

A panel of expert investors/lenders from the major capital categories will lead discussions on “Where to Raise Capital” and “How to Pitch to Investors”.  The audience will consist of roughly 50 veteran entrepreneurs from around the country, including up to ten veterans who will be pitching their startups to the panel of experts. Panel members and organizers include: VC, Angel Investor, Corp Ventures, Bank/Lender, Crowdfunder, and SBA   *Veterans who would like to pitch should indicate so on order form and executive summaries will be required no later than Nov 28th - these should be sent to kwebster@vetsintech.co with "VetCap Portland pitch request" in subject line.    

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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 - Lasers and Landslides
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!

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:

From flying machines to computers to lasers to lidar, technology has revolutionized the study of earth science. That’s good news for Oregon, where scientists at the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries are using lidar to learn more than ever before about the widespread geologic hazard of landslides.

Engineering Geologist Bill Burns will talk about the destructive power of landslides, risks for Oregon’s people, places, property – even our beer – and how lidar is making a difference.


*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.

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Products and beers (hosted by Assembly)
Green Dragon Bistro and Pub

Join Assembly for a happy hour on the eve of Portland Startup Summit. We'll gather at Green Dragon, share some pints and talk about building apps, products, and startups. It's just a casual happy hour, no presentations or talks or anything. Of course, the beer is on us. :) See you soon! questions? austin@assembly.com

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Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Portland Bitcoin Group will be meeting here on the first and third Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. We hope that this can become a venue for bitcoin enthusiasts to meet and trade bitcoins and experiences.

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

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Wednesday
Dec 3
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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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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SWePoCoNi (The West Side Strikes Back)
Commodore Lounge

Southeast Portland Coder's Night was a glorious gathering of folks. Many nachos were had while discussing various projects. This died out as Side Door stopped being open after 7pm.

A few of us have tried various venues but haven't been happy with many of them. One venue a few of us would hang out at after user groups is the Commodore Lounge on SW 17th and Burnside. It has wifi, delicious food, and a wide range of drinks. The power situation could be better but we are sure we can improve this with time.

So, come along, have a drink and some food with us as we embark on the next stage of Portland Coder Nights. The time is a guideline, show up when it makes sense to you and leave when you want or need to. These are just the hours we've seen work for a majority of folks in the past.

PDXTech4Good: Website Accessibility 101
Idealist.org

AGENDA

Speaker: Brett Meyer (ThinkShout)

Summary: Ensuring that your website is accessible to users of all abilities benefits everybody: content can be handled by any browser software, search engines gain greater visibility, availability is increased for low-bandwidth users, and people using mobile devices gain better and faster access. We'll cover the basics of how to evaluate and improve your website’s accessibility.


The building doors lock at 6:30.


Networking and refreshments: 6pm-6:30pm 
Presentation: 6:30pm-7:45pm 
Additional Q&A and networking: 7:45pm-8pm

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue is wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Access: We will not have access to a PA.
Sight Access: Presentations will use a projector

We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs: [masked].

WHAT YOU'LL GET OUT OF PDXTECH4GOOD EVENTS

Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.

Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.

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Write The Docs PDX: An Introduction to DITA

During our November Meetup on RESTful API documentation, we heard about one system where automated documentation is processed through DITA, the Darwin Information Type Architecture.

For December, we will have a joint meetup with PDX DITA, our local DITA users group.

For food, we'll try something different this time, a potluck. Jive Software will provide beverages. Bring what you think is appropriate for the season. You don't have to cook; I might bring something from Safeway.


DITA is an XML-based model for single-source documentation.

Imagine writing your documentation with XML tags such as the tags that surround this paragraph.

Imagine a world where you don't have to fight with word processing software to get the output you want!

For anyone who is used to WYSIWYG tools such as Microsoft Word, DITA is different. With DITA, you write content once and use it in multiple publications, without having to worry about formatting. You can output the same content to a variety of outputs, such as HTML, PDF, ePub, and many others. We’ll discuss these and the many other benefits of using DITA, as well as how to get started.

If you want to read up before the meeting, here’s a good overview of DITA: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/524/what-is-dita-and-why-should-you-care

Leona Campbell and Melanie Jennings of Jive Software will be our presenters. They’ll be sure to leave plenty of time for Q&A.

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Learning Erlang made me a better engineer and architect
SnapFlow

Nathan Aschbacher throws down on his favorite Erlang topic:

Learning Erlang made me a better engineer and architect.

Even if you don't think you have a use-case for Erlang, don't have an interest in functional programming, and find reading Prolog inspired syntax directly proportional to your increased consumption of Excedrin... according to Nathan Aschbacher (currently Chief Architect at Snapflow and previously Principal Consulting Architect at Basho) you should learn Erlang anyway.

Nathan will be presenting on his path to Erlang and functional programming, his initial disdain, his later begrudging respect, and finally his eventual love and nostalgia for all things Erlang-y.

Join us and share in the conversation.

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Homebrew Website Club PDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, or help work on a project!

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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 Materialization Strategies in a Column-Oriented DBMS by Abadi 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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Thursday
Dec 4
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

Please fill out our feedback survey to help us make MaptimePDX even better! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/79FTQ9D

  • Feedback Survey results - Matt Sayler
  • Orchestrate.io (database service for rapid application development) -

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: Hiding in Plain Sight: A Mnemonic Method For Creating Secure Passwords

The human brain is not suited to recalling secure passwords composed of random sequences of characters especially if they are not used regularly. Humans are excellent at recalling sentences, even years after learning them, e.g. nursery rhymes, song lyrics. This ability can be used to create a mnemonic method for generating a large number of passwords from one remembered passphrase, even if the passphrase and the associated characters are not kept secret.

Joseph Arpaia received his BS in Chemistry from CalTech and his MD from UC Irvine where he also did research in electrophysiology and applications of chaos theory to psychiatry. He is a psychiatrist in private practice in Eugene, OR and applies heart rate variability analysis in his work with patients. He also teaches applications of mindfulness meditation to psychotherapy at the University of Oregon and is the co-author of Real Meditation in Minutes a Day. He has a long-standing interest in passwords and security which dates back to his experience at age 8 when he came up with a Vernam cipher in response to a challenge by his father to encrypt a text message.


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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Rose City SPIN: Is Data Dated? by Arnie Rowland
Biggi Plaza

Abstract

In the past decade there has been an incredible explosion in the amount and kinds of data being collected, captured, combined, complied, concentrated, and subsequently culled. Companies are being stretched financially to collect, store, sift through, and find value from their considerable investments in data. On Premises Servers, Cloud Servers, Data Redundancy Sites, High Availability options, Back-up infrastructures and off sites storage –all with the constant fear of losing control of the data. We all know that Hackers are everywhere, working to find value in anyone’s security lapse, trying to find a way in. But do you realize that most economic damage comes from avoidable accidents, misuse, and misappropriation of data, from within the organization?

bio:

Arnie is a long serving Microsoft SQL Server MVP, has been a Subject Matter Expert (SME) working on SQL Server from version 2000 up through version 2014 training courses, and has recently been involved as a SME with the development of the SQL 2005 through SQL 2012 Microsoft Certification Exams. For over a decade, Arnie has also been a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and has served as a technical editor for several publishers, including multiple SQL Server titles in the Microsoft Official Curriculum. Arnie has served as adjunct faculty at both University and Community College. Clients include Fortune 500 and Multi-National companies, Federal and State agencies, foreign governments, nationally recognized training facilities, and local enterprises –both public and private.

Arnie is a Senior Moderator on the MSDN and TechNet SQL Server related Forums, and is a founding member of the TechNet Wiki Governing Council. Arnie is founder, and current president of the Oregon SQL User group, co-Founder of the Portland Code Camp, and has been the lead facilitator for SQL Saturday Oregon events. In addition to being a pilot and flight instructor, Arnie holds post-graduate degrees , is an avid bicyclist and sailor, and plays racquetball competitively.

A Special Treat from PNSQC

PNSQC is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a group of volunteers interested in Software Quality. The Mission of the PNSQC is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. As a non-profit, it seeks to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community.

How to Register

This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Rose City SPIN. But you can help us plan by registering at: http://october-2014-spin-pnsqc.eventbrite.com

Rose City SPIN

The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

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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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Saturday
Dec 6
Calagator Code Sprint
Epicodus

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.

Monday
Dec 8
SharePoint 2013 End User Training Course
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

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Swift + iOS 8 Developer Training
through McMenamins Edgefield

Registration is now closed.

Totem is returning to Portland for a 5-day Swift and iOS 8 developer bootcamp. Join us Dec 8th - Dec 12th for intense, hands-on, instructor led training. We are hosting the event at the famous McMenamins Edgefield resort, less than 20 minutes from downtown Portland.

For registration information and the syllabus, check out http://www.totem.training/upcoming-classes

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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
Dec 9
SharePoint 2013 Power User Training
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

(End time adjusted to keep event from overrunning calendar display)

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Winter Coders' Social - Eighth Edition
Urban Airship Headquarters

Join Portland's tech community in celebrating the end of another year. This is a fun, free annual event where members of local user groups and their families are invited to mingle, eat and play games. This is the eighth time the event has been held and it's lots of fun every time.

We'll have a potluck, so you're welcome to bring something yummy to share with others. If possible, label your food and whether it meets particular dietary needs, e.g. "vegan", "vegetarian", gluten-free", etc. If you'd like, tell others what you plan to bring, or see what others are bringing at http://bit.ly/1xS8JWc. We'll provide beverages, plates, cups, utensils and napkins.

Like games? Bring your favorites and play them with others. We'll have some rooms with tables set aside. Have an activity or contest that you'd like to organize?

Please spread the word, all are welcome. See you there!

PS: We're grateful to Urban Airship for hosting this event.

More information to come.

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Wednesday
Dec 10
Transactive Energy Conference 2014
through World Trade Center

The electric grid system runs on software and those software functions are expanding in response to more solar and wind in the grid.

The GridWise® Architecture Council and Smart Grid Northwest are pleased to announce that the Second International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy will be held on December 10-11, 2014 in Portland, Oregon at the World Trade Center.

Capacity is limited and regular ticket prices end on December 7 when late registration prices go into effect.

The meeting brings together representatives of government, industry, utilities, vendor organizations and academia who have an interest in advancing transactive energy—an approach that combines economic and control techniques to improve power grid reliability and efficiency.

This year the event has a variety of worthwhile activities for energy professionals, policy makers and anyone interested in the value revolution of intelligent electricity. The conference will feature keynote talks from energy industry leaders, international expert panels, presentations of selected papers on topics critical to the success of transactive energy. There will also be four different interactive workshops where attendees can discuss and develop answers to important questions about the future of intelligent electricity.

The 2014 conference will again be a partnership between the GridWise® Architecture Council (GWAC) and Smart Grid Northwest with support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland General Electric, and others.

GWAC was formed by the Department of Energy to promote and enable interoperability among the many entities that interact with the nation's electric power system.

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1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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Bringing a Secure Cloud to Your Enterprise
Online Webinar

The Cloud’s business model allows your organization to leverage existing infrastructure and platform investments for greater convenience, but developing a secure Cloud strategy involves numerous considerations and planning. Join us for this free webinar on December 10th, 2014 at 11am PT where we we will explore Microsoft Azure and Cloud Security.

Agenda

Cloud Threats Shared Security Solutions - Architecture Considerations Best Practices & Prescriptive Guidance Q&A

Website
SWePoCoNi (The West Side Strikes Back)
Commodore Lounge

Southeast Portland Coder's Night was a glorious gathering of folks. Many nachos were had while discussing various projects. This died out as Side Door stopped being open after 7pm.

A few of us have tried various venues but haven't been happy with many of them. One venue a few of us would hang out at after user groups is the Commodore Lounge on SW 17th and Burnside. It has wifi, delicious food, and a wide range of drinks. The power situation could be better but we are sure we can improve this with time.

So, come along, have a drink and some food with us as we embark on the next stage of Portland Coder Nights. The time is a guideline, show up when it makes sense to you and leave when you want or need to. These are just the hours we've seen work for a majority of folks in the past.

TIE Oregon PitchFest 2014
Portland Development Commission

Join us for a Startup Spectacular!!

  • Are you an entrepreneur who has taken the leap of faith and created a company with your brilliant idea?
  • Are you looking for seed or early stage funding?
  • Do want validation of your idea?
  • Do you have a product, customers and are you ready to grow? Then pitch to a panel of judges from the world of investment at TiE Oregon's annual PitchFest!

Present your company in front of an audience of investors, entrepreneurs, TiE Charter Members and other influencers, movers and shakers in Oregon entrepreneurship.

The application process for companies is open NOW! Anyone can buy a ticket to attend, but participation in the competition is available for TiE Members only: that is, each pitching company must have at least one TiE member at the time of the competition, in order to pitch at PitchFest. Note that TiE membership has many other benefits!

Awards will be made available to winners in each of three categories: Concept Stage Seed/Bootstrap Stage Mature/Growth Stage

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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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Secrets of Orion - Birthplace of Stars
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!

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

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

DESCRIPTION:

This event will feature two speakers:

Doug McCarty, Professor of Astronomy with the Science Integration Institute and past Planetarium Director and Astronomy Instructor, at Mount Hood Community College,

Pat Hanrahan, current Planetarium Director and Astronomy Instructor at Mount Hood Community College.


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


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

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Thursday
Dec 11
Portland Women who Tech, Code, and Hack: Holiday Event
West Cafe

RSVP REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-women-who-tech-code-hack-holiday-party-tickets-14346263059

Portland Women who Tech, Code and Hack Holiday Party

What: Come enjoy a snack and drink and celebrate the holidays with other Portland women in technology! Network, learn about all the groups serving women in computing and technology in PDX, and hatch fun plans for future collaborations!

Join with us: ChickTech Code Scouts Girl Develop It PDX Lesbians who Tech PDX PDX Women in Tech Pyladies PDX Women who Code Women who Hack

event contact: Jenny Stoffel (js@wiredpinecone.com)

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Collective Agency Holiday Party!
Collective Agency

The holiday party will be December 11th, 5pm, at Collective Agency. This is traditionally the biggest member event of the year! It's for members, family and friends.

This will be a potluck style party. Please bring something (food and/or drink) you'd like to share with the community.

Website: http://collectiveagency.co/event/collective-agency-holiday-party-expect-drinks-and-food-bring-friends-and-family/ RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520855261517755/ or email council@collectiveagency.co

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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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PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Dec 12
Project Management in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint Innovations Headquarters

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

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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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Saturday
Dec 13
Open Source Bridge Worksprint
Mozilla Portland Office

Hackathon for Open Source Bridge. Start earning your registration now. Help out with outreach, coding and documentation. This is the first of several hackathons, if this one doesn't work for you keep your eyes peeled for the next one, or fill out the survey here http://opensourcebridge.org/get-involved/ to be alerted about future volunteer oppotunities.

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Monday
Dec 15
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
Tuesday
Dec 16
SharePoint 2013 Administration Training
Online

This course is the place to learn the administration, best practices and governance of SharePoint 2013 from industry experts and Microsoft MVPs. SharePoint Innovations’ training environment is a real-world enterprise server farm hosted in SAS 70 compliant data-center.

(End time adjusted to keep event from being listed every day)

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GraphAcademy: Graph Data Modeling with Neo4j
Portland Code School

This course teaches how to design and implement a graph data model and associated queries. With a mixture of instruction and hands-on practice sessions, you’ll learn how to apply the property graph model to solve common modeling problems. You’ll also learn how to evolve an existing graph in a controlled manner to support new or changed requirements.

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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!

AngulaJS Portland Meetup
Incomm Digital Solutions

Lightning talks and workshops

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ReactJS user group drinkup
Ex Novo Brewing Company

Hello Reagents!

We are having another casual/drinkup meeting to prepare for our first official meetup(s) in Jan/Feb. To keep the conversation focused we're trying to limit the attendance to about 20 people, so please RSVP here.

We will be discussing what our plans are for the initial meetings starting early 2015. Please bring your thoughts with you. If you can't make it, or would like to get the discussion started now, please use the comment/conversation on the meetup page.

Thanks, look forward to seeing you next month!

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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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Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Portland Bitcoin Group will be meeting here on the first and third Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. We hope that this can become a venue for bitcoin enthusiasts to meet and trade bitcoins and experiences.

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

Website
Wednesday
Dec 17
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs right here in Portland. Each week, the 1MC program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather realtime feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening or deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am at 5257 NW Mlk Blvd. Suite 201

1 Million Cups is a program run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

For additional updates, please follow us on Twitter @1MillionCupsPDX and connect with us on Facebook.

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AgilePDX: Does DAD Know Best, Is it Better to do LeSS or Just be SAFe? Adapting Scaling Agile Practices into the Enterprise
Puppet Labs

This month, Aashish Vaidya will be reprising his well attended PNSQC 2014 talk and providing additional content his time slot at the conference did not allow him to cover.

Organizations, large and small, that are experimenting and succeeding in using agile practices at team level, face their next challenge in scaling these practices across the enterprise. This challenge can come from expanding pilot programs from handful of teams to more teams; or, it comes from agile teams working with non-agile parts of the organization. The process inevitably creates confusion as teams employing different methods interface with each other. Are there large scale practices that work in easing the interaction between agile teams, and other non-agile, semi-agile business units? While scaling, can an organization get too process heavy and risk losing the original intent of transitioning to agile practices? There are primarily three scaling frameworks that try to address scaling agile practices: Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Each of these frameworks draws from variety of agile and lean practices. However, an organization’s context matters most in deciding whether to embrace particular framework or only select practices to obtain desired results. In most cases, an organization has to make informed, pragmatic choices and experiment with various practices.

Cambia Health Solutions has for over three years rolled out Scrum and other agile practices across more than 40 development oriented teams. For Cambia, scaling practices, articulated in scaling frameworks, such as enterprise-wide synchronized Sprints, multi-program Quarterly Release Planning, Scrum of Scrums and Communities of Practices, have been effective in organizing our work. Many of these practices can prove useful not only to larger, but also to smaller ones, who are looking to improve and refine their adaption of agile practices.

Aashish Vaidya is a Staff Consultant at Cambia Health Solutions, parent company of The Regence Group, a not-for-profit, Health Insurance Company. He works on large portfolio projects, and serves as an internal Agile and Quality coach. He is a founding member of Cambia’s Enterprise Transition Community, Agile Best Practices Exchange and the Software Quality Best Practices Exchange. Aashish has over 20+ years of industry experience working in various leadership and management positions for companies such as Compaq, Intel, Kronos Incorporation, and other IT companies. Aashish has been a presenter and a panelist for Technology Association of Oregon, AgilePDX, RoseCity SPIN and PNSQC. He has been practicing Agile for over 7 years and holds Scrum Practitioner and ScrumMaster certifications. He is a co-author of 2 articles on AgileAtlas.org on Scrum common practices and he maintains an infrequent blog on Agile and Management topics at agilesutra.wordpress.com. Aashish holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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SWePoCoNi (The West Side Strikes Back)
Commodore Lounge

Southeast Portland Coder's Night was a glorious gathering of folks. Many nachos were had while discussing various projects. This died out as Side Door stopped being open after 7pm.

A few of us have tried various venues but haven't been happy with many of them. One venue a few of us would hang out at after user groups is the Commodore Lounge on SW 17th and Burnside. It has wifi, delicious food, and a wide range of drinks. The power situation could be better but we are sure we can improve this with time.

So, come along, have a drink and some food with us as we embark on the next stage of Portland Coder Nights. The time is a guideline, show up when it makes sense to you and leave when you want or need to. These are just the hours we've seen work for a majority of folks in the past.

Thursday
Dec 18
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
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)

Website
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.

Website
Monday
Dec 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
Wednesday
Dec 24
SWePoCoNi (The West Side Strikes Back)
Commodore Lounge

Southeast Portland Coder's Night was a glorious gathering of folks. Many nachos were had while discussing various projects. This died out as Side Door stopped being open after 7pm.

A few of us have tried various venues but haven't been happy with many of them. One venue a few of us would hang out at after user groups is the Commodore Lounge on SW 17th and Burnside. It has wifi, delicious food, and a wide range of drinks. The power situation could be better but we are sure we can improve this with time.

So, come along, have a drink and some food with us as we embark on the next stage of Portland Coder Nights. The time is a guideline, show up when it makes sense to you and leave when you want or need to. These are just the hours we've seen work for a majority of folks in the past.

Wednesday
Dec 31
SWePoCoNi (The West Side Strikes Back)
Commodore Lounge

Southeast Portland Coder's Night was a glorious gathering of folks. Many nachos were had while discussing various projects. This died out as Side Door stopped being open after 7pm.

A few of us have tried various venues but haven't been happy with many of them. One venue a few of us would hang out at after user groups is the Commodore Lounge on SW 17th and Burnside. It has wifi, delicious food, and a wide range of drinks. The power situation could be better but we are sure we can improve this with time.

So, come along, have a drink and some food with us as we embark on the next stage of Portland Coder Nights. The time is a guideline, show up when it makes sense to you and leave when you want or need to. These are just the hours we've seen work for a majority of folks in the past.

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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Science on Tap - Parasites
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!

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:

Parasites constitute a global health problem of unimaginable magnitude. Two out of three people worldwide are afflicted with a parasitic disease, and most people who harbor parasites actually are afflicted with a multiplicity of diseases. The organisms that are considered traditional parasites are either protozoa, worms, or insects, although viruses, bacteria, and fungi also meet the classic definition of a parasite.

At this Science on Tap, Dr. Buddy Ullman, parasitologist at OHSU, will take a somewhat irreverent tour of the major time-honored parasites and describe where they live, how they reproduce, and what effect they have on humans. Warning: this talk will be both gross and fascinating!


*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.

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Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Portland Bitcoin Group will be meeting here on the first and third Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. We hope that this can become a venue for bitcoin enthusiasts to meet and trade bitcoins and experiences.

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

Website
Thursday
Jan 8, 2015
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 14, 2015
Startup Happy Hour @ Esri R&D Center
Esri R&D Center Portland

Mapping software leader Esri was a brand new startup back in 1969 and grew into the privately-owned billion dollar business it is today.

In 2010, Amber Case and Aaron Parecki founded and launched Geoloqi as a Portland startup that provides a location-based services platform on a wide variety of devices. 

The mutual success and compatibility of these two companies brought a merger in 2012, and Geoloqi became the newest Esri R&D Center, with Amber as Director and Aaron as CTO, doubling in size since then.

Stop on by the Esri R&D Center here in Portland to meet the folks there, see what they’ve built and are building next, and network with others interested in learning more about the technology that drives the power of Where. 

If you’re a developer, pick up a free license to mapping apps, APIs, and SDKs here

As for this Happy Hour, bring your techy curiosity and we’ll bring the food and drinks. See ya there!

Website
Sunday
Jan 18, 2015
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
Tuesday
Jan 20, 2015
AngularJS Portland Meetup
NWEA Website
Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Portland Bitcoin Group will be meeting here on the first and third Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. We hope that this can become a venue for bitcoin enthusiasts to meet and trade bitcoins and experiences.

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

Website
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
Feb 3, 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!

Website
Sunday
Feb 15, 2015
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
Saturday
Mar 7, 2015
ProductCamp Portland 2015
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers, product marketers and others who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

Join us for our fourth camp!

Website
Sunday
Mar 15, 2015
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
Apr 13, 2015
Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference 2015
through Intel - Jones Farm building 3 (JF3)

Intel Corporation’s preeminent development conference is back for its 7th year. This year’s conference focuses on building Culture, Community, and Craft to enable you and your teams to deliver faster with higher quality and customer value.

Discover the latest in Agile methods, Lean practices, requirements engineering, complex adaptive systems and more. Each week offers opportunities in which you can participate, including:

Keynotes with leaders and innovators from industry Tutorials and workshops, from basic through advanced Experience reports from leading development teams across Intel Networking events

Website
Sunday
Apr 19, 2015
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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Sunday
May 17, 2015
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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Sunday
Jun 21, 2015
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
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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