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Started Monday
Jul 15
O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

The O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference (OSCON) delivers a unique opportunity to dive deep into the technologies behind emerging and innovative open source projects as well as to learn about all the trends shaping software development today—from AI and cloud technology to blockchain and distributed computing.

Connect with the open source community in Portland this summer. Meet industry experts and exchange insights with peers at networking events, lunch discussions and more. Check out the program and save 20% on your pass with code CAL20.

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Started Wednesday
Jul 17
PDX Tableau User Group (TUG)
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

The Portland Tableau User Group is meeting to discuss everyone's favorite data visualiization tool. Past meetings have focused on chart and table design, data cleaning, and (Tableau) server management.

Meeting organized by InterWorks | www.interworks.com Meetings sponsored by Snowflake | www.snowflake.com

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Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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Elixir & Erlang User Group Monthly Meeting
FocusVision

This month, Jesse Cooke (@jc00ke) will give his initial impressions of LiveView and an experience report of replacing a typical JS widget with LiveView.

Location: Yeon Building, 522 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 900 9th Floor at the end of the hall.

Note: Doors open at 5:30pm. Social time is 5:30-6:00. Lobby Doors lock at 6:00pm so please attempt to make it before then. The talks start at 6:00pm.

• What we'll do The monthly meeting is the primary event offered by Elixir PDX. It includes presentations given by local and remote Elixir and Erlang presenters.

• What to bring Yourself! A laptop sometimes comes in handy.

• Important to know Pizza and drinks are typically provided by one of our sponsors.

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Rust Hack Night
Mozilla Portland Office

Join your comrade Rustaceans at the Portland Rust Hack Night!

An evening of Rust hacking and unstructured discussion at Mozilla's Portland office. All welcome, from beginners to experts.

Among other things, we'll have a show of hands for people looking for help on Rust projects, and people interested in volunteering on a project, to see if we can't pair some folks up. If you've got a project, now's the time to get it into shape for collaboration!

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PDX ML: Open Source AI for Social Good
Wacom

PDX ML is excited to partner with IBM's Center for Open Source Data and AI Technologies to host a night of 5-minute lightening talks under the theme, "Open Source AI for Social Good."

Maybe you are tired from wandering around OSCON all day, or maybe you're just a local looking for something to do. Join us to learn about what people are doing with AI to help humanity.

Schedule:

6:30pm: Networking (Looking for food/beverage sponsor...)

7:10pm: Opening remarks from Karl, Maureen, and Auggy

7:15pm: Lightening talks - How many is up to YOU! We can easily schedule up to 10, based on community lightening talk pitches. Submit ideas now!

8:45pm: Project Ideas. Pitch your Project Ideas to this meetup group

9pm: End

Got a lightening talk idea you want to present? Sign up now! https://forms.gle/ndt5MvHmiu7qz9P49

Please review the PDX ML Code of Conduct - https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Machine-Learning-Meetup/pages/26227692/Code_of_Conduct/

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Puppet Science Fair
Puppet

The Puppet community has a lot of people with exciting Open Source tricks up their sleeves. Are you interested in what they're hacking on or want to share what you're hacking on? An even bigger question…. Will you be in PDX for OSCON and want to come have a good time?

Puppet is hosting a Science Fair party in our Portland home office the evening of July 17, 2019. Come have a drink and poke at some new toys; see what fun projects people are working on. We’ve got an Internet-enabled train layout, and will let you control the office Spotify playlist with Bolt, our orchestration tool. What does all this even mean? Come hang out and see!

We'll have a few stations set up for you to explore and get your hands dirty with our Open Source projects. We'll have people sharing their own home DIY projects. And we'll have table spots for community members to showcase their own projects. Do you have something shiny to share?

Maybe most importantly, finger food, beer, and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided. Come chill with us. We'd love to see you and hear what exciting things you've got going on.

Let us know if you plan to come so we can make sure to have plenty of food on hand.

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

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Special Serverless Event with Adrian Cockroft
OScon Oregon Convention Center

This special edition of the PDX Serverless/AWS User Group will feature a fireside chat with Adrian Cockroft, VP of Cloud Architecture Strategy at Amazon Web Services, conducted by Ben Whaley, AWS Community Hero, author, and open source enthusiast.

Join us to hear firsthand about Adrian's evolution from developing the cloud ecosystem as an instrumental Cloud Architect at Netflix to his VP role surrounding cloud strategy at AWS.

** Please note, an OSCON pass is not required.

Schedule:

Doors Open at 7:00 p.m. Fireside Chat to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Drinks and Light Snacks will be served.

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Official OSCON After Party, Sponsored by Expensify
Bank of Expensify

Celebrate another successful year at OSCON with Team Expensify!

Expensify is transforming our office into a summer soiree on Wednesday, July 17th from 7:30-11:30 PM — come and say hello, grab some food and drink, catch up with old friends, and enjoy some lawn games in our historic office downtown. All-white attire is encouraged, but not required, to celebrate the sumer.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Thursday
Jul 18
DAMA PDX: Data Management From A Penetration Tester’s Perspective
Standard Insurance Tower Atrium (900 SW 5th)

Presented by John Stephens, CISSP Managing Partner, Luminant Digital Security Data Management from a Penetration Tester’s Perspective – Zero Trust and Compliance

It’s pretty much a daily occurrence where we hear some vulnerability or hack or about this or that breach, resulting in information disclosure on what seems increasingly to be hundreds of thousands or millions of records. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s become a regular occurrence where we hear about how some city opted to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom. Now, we could spend all day talking about all the things that went wrong to get to this point. That could include security patching, application development, system configuration, etc. One item that’s often overlooked is Data Management and its impact on security. In nearly every hack or breach, the ultimate goal of the attacker is to get to the data so it can be monetized. So how you manage the data is critical.

This presentation is designed to give you insight into how attacks are executed, the tools and tricks the attackers use, and how data management can play a role in minimizing the damage when a breach occurs, or perhaps stopping it altogether. This effort can be significantly enhanced by adopting a zero trust approach with data access and backups. It can be significantly hindered by checklist “compliance” efforts that are not grounded in secure best practices. We’ll talk about these items based on observations and experience during actual Penetration Tests, so you can hear firsthand how data management can play a role in securing your data.

When

July 18th, 2019 (Chapter meetings held on third Thursday of the month)

Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am – Sign In 9:00 – 10:15 am – Presentation 10:15 – 10:30 am – Break, Chapter Announcements 10:30 – 11:30 am – Presentation continued

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Ruby Coworking
Case Study Coffee

An informal gathering of Ruby/Rails developers, working alongside each other. Join us!

Coffee w Co-Founders - Founder Story with Paige Hendrix Buckner, CEO @ ClientJoy
Custom House/WeWork

Paige Hendrix Buckner knows a lot about starting and growing a company. Not only has she been helping founders through her efforts at Founders Gym, but she has also been running ClientJoy which is a boutique birch box service with an Oregon focus. This month we'll sit down to talk about her incredible story and learn about some of the challenges she has faced along the way.

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

https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Coffee-w-Co-Founders/events/262422869/

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Communtiy Manager Meetup coffee round table: Community Conferences & Big Events
40 LBS Coffee Bar

What does it take to run a community conference?

What tools do you use for the website and promotion?

How do you find content, speakers, sponsors, and venues?

How do you handle financial accounting and money?

When is the best time for your community to host "big" events?

If you ask these questions or you have answers, join us! Community Manager Meetup is open to anyone who runs (or is interested in running) community organizations - everything from faith groups, tech meetups, little league soccer, and online groups.

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Web Development 1
Free Geek

Please note: Thursday classes are held in the Classroom. Saturday classes are held in the Meeting Room.

Interested in creating a website, but don't know where to start? Join us at Free Geek for an introduction to the building blocks of the web: HTML and CSS.

Required skills: Comfort using a keyboard & mouse

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Engineering Happy Hour-TENPDX
On the Patio @ Heathen Brewing

This is an event for Engineers to get together over free food and drink after work and connect with other Engineering Professionals. If you consider yourself an Engineer in any field or discipline-please come.

We will have a space reserved outside on the Patio (under cover), so come join us rain or shine! Food and drink will be available throughout the event.

4:30pm - Networking starts 7:00pm - Event ends

This is our only Vancouver event for the year-TENPDX will be back in the Portland area next month (August). Join our TENPDX LinkedIn group to stay up-to-date on upcoming event details https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12186406/

If you are new to networking, don’t be shy, please come to a TENPDX event and say hi to Ann Jones, the Event Organizer of TENPDX and she will gladly help you make some introductions and get the ball rolling. You will be a networking pro in no time!!!

*There will be Gluten Free food and drinks available. Please email the Event Organizer when you RSVP if you need a Gluten Free option so that enough will be provided at the event.

*This event is for Engineers and Sponsor Partners only! If you are not an Engineer and would like to attend the event, please reach out to Ann Jones, the Event Organizer of TENPDX for more on information on how to Host and/or Sponsor the next TENPDX event.

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Beers with Engineers - Beers with Engineers
10 Barrel Brewing

No agenda, no pitch, no bullshit. As always, come geek out, network, and have a good time.

Beers with Engineers is a diverse group of engineers from a variety of fields coming together to share a drink after work, commiserate with like-minded nerds, and learn more about our respective industries.

If it's your first time joining us, welcome! Ask at the bar for which table we're at.

Also join our slack channel for updates on our meetups and to chat with other engineers in PDX:

https://join.slack.com/t/beerswithengineers/shared_invite/enQtNjA0MTczNTI3ODQ3LWRiYmRhNWQ2OWVmYmZlNTgzMjdkMzhhOTQzZWYyNGI5ODg0NjFjZTBlZDg2NmQzMGRmOGI2NjgyZDI5YjIyNDI

See you there!

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Performance Efficiency Workshop: AWS Well-Architected Workshop Series
New Relic 111 Southwest 5th Avenue Suite 2700 Portland, OR 97204

July 18th Performance Efficiency Workshop: AWS Well-Architected Workshop Series

We’re heading back in Portland on July 18th to dive into:

Serverless architecture Scaling globally (in minutes!) Monitoring performance Using your resources efficiently when demand and technologies change

Special Guest: Dean Dietrikx – Manager of the AWS Well-Architected Program

Facilitated by CTO Ryan Comingdeer and Eddie Xu of New Relic.

Date: July 18th Time: 5:30-7:30pm Location: New Relic 111 SW 5th Ave #2700, Portland, OR 97204 Cost: FREE, food and beverages provided

Check out Dean’s interview with Ryan Comingdeer and Five Talent client Verdant Technologies on how the Well-Architected Framework transformed their business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=qV5YQ_T5pjk

Register and attend to earn $25 in AWS Credits and a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot!

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer.

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Benefit Concert for the Software Freedom Conservancy: Schubert's "Winterreise"
Classic Pianos

Christian Höppler, bass, and Karl Fogel, piano, will perform Franz Schubert's famous song cycle Die Winterreise. The concert is free but donations are requested, all proceeds from which will benefit the Software Freedom Conservancy.

These guys, both amateurs who work in Free software, have been rehearsing at my house and they are AWESOME. Goosebumps. The lyrics are in German but there will be translations.

The 8:30 ending time is real - you will be able to attend the other parties, make it to dinner on time, etc.

Friday
Jul 19
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Virtual Pub Lunch: Coaching Your Team and Your Organization
Zoom Online Event

Missing out on round-table discussions due to location? Try out this virtual gathering.

Join us to talk about coaching your team and your organization:
Scrum, one of the well-defined (and light!) frameworks to adopt agile principles states the Scrum Master serves not only the PO and team, but also the organization. And this is not limited to "helping employees understand Scrum" but also includes "Causing change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team" - the limits of which are yours to interpret!
Read more at https://www.scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html

That said, we all have run into limits organization puts up, when change is happening from the team level upward. The Agile Fluency Model (https://www.agilefluency.org/) also takes a look at this balance of team and org, focusing on finding the right fit of agile practices that bring value to organizations.

What have you experienced? And what has helped you become successful in fostering an organization culture and structure that supports engaged and productive team members? What setbacks and company struggles have you witnessed, as you partner with your teams and peers to coach agile practices?

You are always welcome to join our community of practice. Bring your questions or stories to learn from and share!

Connect with us via Zoom:
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/674417247

Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash

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Saturday
Jul 20
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

Have a Computer Question? Book today for one-on-one tech help! Learn valuable computer skills, find answers to your questions, and get technical advice through an appointment with a Free Geek volunteer mentor. This is a free, volunteer-powered service. When registering, you must sign a release to participate.

Details and What to Bring: Please bring your device (laptop and power cord, or desktop tower only) and request an Equipment Pass when you arrive. Volunteers may be able to help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity.

What Can I Get Help With?

Using your Linux computer Running updates Installing software LibreOffice help Accessing and using the internet Troubleshoot a computer problem Start using privacy and safety tools like a password manager or VPN And more!

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Sunday
Jul 21
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Lean Coffee in the North
Percipio Consulting Group

Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/262235120/
If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP to open your seat for another attendee.

Join us for coffee/tea or beverage of your choice and fun discussions about how to overcome challenges we face or to share about Agile-inspired and other topics we agree or disagree with. This event is aimed at getting people in the North and NE areas of Portland and Vancouver together to facilitate discussions. It's not exclusive to people that live in the North and NE, just closer to those parts of the city to make it easier to come out.

We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

If you aren't going to be able to make it, please update your RSVP so that we know how many to expect.

Parking:
Use the Gotham Building Parking lot on the corner of N Page St and N Borthwick Ave.

Building Entry:
Entry to the building is best through the door by Little Gotham Coffee. We'll have someone meeting on time attendees at the door. For those that run a few minutes late due to traffic or other reasons out of your control, there will be directions at the door on how to contact someone to let you in.

Weather Policy:
Cancellations will be posted on MeetUp and Calagater 3 hours before event time. We will not have the event in ice, or snowy conditions.

Percipio Consulting Group is opening up their offices to host this event.

Percipio is a business consulting firm that helps companies identify opportunities for improvement and successfully implement meaningful changes. That means more efficient processes, shored-up controls, a technology solution that really works for you, or all of the above. They have helped many companies, both Fortune 500 and mid-sized, navigate complex projects by truly understanding business needs and defining up front what success will look like.

Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology: https://www.profocustechnology.com/. Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

New to Lean Coffee?

It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the format we'll follow:

Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to get a flavor for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

Step 3: Each person gets five votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their Sharpie. Mark with a plus + if you agree with the topic and want to discuss it, or a minus - if you disagree and want to discuss it, mark it with a dot if you want to hear the discussion and maybe join in. You can put all votes on one, one across many, however you feel. Each mark counts as one vote.

Step 4: The top vote-getting stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top. In an Agile fashion, we'll use groupings of ToDo, Doing, Done and Lessons learned.

Step 5: Each of these stickies are discussed for 5 minutes, most votes first. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

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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Monday
Jul 22
PDXWIT Fast Pitch: Get your rad idea in front of investors!
Stoel Rives 760 SW 9th Avenue #3000, Goose Hollow Room Portland, OR 97205

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-fast-pitch-get-your-rad-idea-in-front-of-investors-tickets-61614271946] is required to gain entry to this event

Description Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for Fast Pitch.

Calling all entrepreneurs! Got an idea that you think has potential, but you want some experts to weigh in? Or perhaps you are already making your dream a reality, have some investment and want to keep your momentum going? Perhaps you’re somewhere in between. Get in front of Oregon Venture Fund investors so they can provide informal, constructive feedback and connections. 90% of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a no-pressure way to tap into their connections and get early feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.

Format:

4:00 PM - Doors Open / networking

4:30 PM - Entrepreneur Pitches (2 minutes each)

5:15 PM - Entrepreneurs and investors connect

6:00 PM - Event ends

Entrepreneurs:

Sign up to get feedback on your business or idea, with the understanding that no business is too early or incomplete. Find out if you’ve got something that will grab the attention of investors. Learn about the current menu of local funding sources.

OVF Investors:

Please sign up to provide informal, constructive feedback and connections for early entrepreneurs.

Community Members (space is limited):

Come observe these inspiring entrepreneurs as they share their brilliant ideas. Hopefully you will leave inspired to present at the next Slow Pitch event!

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No, gender neutral restrooms will not be available.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, food and drink will be available.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Parking can be found in the basement of the building (entrance on Park Ave between Yamhill and Morrison) or in the SmartPark across the street (entrance on 10th between Yamhill and Morrison). We can validate at both locations!

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There is bike parking in our parking garage (entrance on Park Ave between Yamhill and Morrison). The room is not secured, but it is monitored by the parking attendant.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Public transportation is easy! The event is a block away from the Max and the Streetcar.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

Exploring Film & Media Production in XR
New Relic

Don't miss our summer networking event! On Monday, July 22nd, come join OMPA and Design Reality in this awesome event next week! We'll be exploring how XR—an umbrella term for AR, VR, and MR—can be used to assist and improve film and media production. Guest speakers include experienced VR & VFX producer Will Maurer and immersive influencer Eugene Capon. This is a great opportunity to learn more about virtual reality and network with local professionals. This event will take place in the "Big Pink" with great food and two drink tickets for every guest. This event is free for OMPA members. For non-members, tickets will go from $20 to $25 after Tuesday, 7/15. Register here: https://ompa.z2systems.com/np/clients/ompa/eventRegistration.jsp?event=32&

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Tuesday
Jul 23
Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

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Lunch & Learn - Escaping the Government Pricing Pinch: From Gross to Net
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Organizations that thrive typically all have one thing in common: They understand what contributes, and detracts, from their bottom line. But mastering that task in a world of hidden government pricing is becoming a tightrope walk. That’s because government pricing programs can disproportionately impact sales channels—and paint a vastly different picture of a company’s financial status when comparing gross and net incomes.

Small biotech companies are frequently unaware of the impact government pricing channels will have on their developing financial models for new products. Government-regulated payers—such as Medicaid, Medicare, VA, and DOD—often leave financial ambiguity in their wake, as smart, competent, capable companies can’t keep up with the changing rules, regulations and risks inherent in government pricing. They need a guide.

Join Jason Hardaway, Managing Partner at CiiTA LLC, as he discusses government-mandated price controls, such as Medicaid, 340B, and VA—and the hidden impacts of each of these controls on your financial models. You’ll receive a roadmap on how to navigate their nuances and how to avoid their potentially devastating pitfalls. This knowledge, and an understanding of these channels pre-launch, will protect revenue and keep your investors happy.

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How to Raise Your Prices - For Women Entrepreneurs
Hatch Lab PDX,

Raising prices can be intimidating. Come learn how to increase your rates strategically and network with other women entrepreneurs!

You'll learn: * Why you should be charging more * How to strategically raise your prices * Best practices for communicating price changes to clients

Price: $18

Hatch Members: $13 ($5 off) with promo code: hatch5

Event Schedule: 5:30pm-6pm Networking & Appetizers 6pm-7:30pm Presentation + Q&A

FAQ

  1. Who can attend? Anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome! This is an inclusive event.

  2. Why is this just for women? Because I believe that low rates are contributing to the earning disparity between men and women. This seminar digs into the unique challenges we face as women entrepreneurs and ways to overcome them.

  3. Can I skip the networking and show up at 6pm? Absolutely! I encourage you to come to the networking but only if it works with your schedule.

Speaker

Melissa Barker is a business coach, digital marketing consultant, and textbook author. Along with first-hand experience negotiating price increases as a woman entrepreneur, Melissa specialized in negotiation during her MBA program. In addition, she received formal debate training and worked as a debate coach, where she mentored women in the debate community. Melissa is also a mentor for Five One Labs' "Female Founders Fellowship" and helps female entrepreneurs in conflict-affected areas.

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PHPDX - Exploring Dependency Injection
WeWork

Join us for food and learning about technical challenges.

Title: Exploring Dependency Injection
Speaker: Alena Holligan
Description: What’s the difference between service location and dependency injection? Why is this dependency injection thing such a big deal anyway, and how do you use that tool correctly? Answering these questions and more, including real-world examples of refactoring an application toward the more explicit, testable, closer-to-SOLID applications.

To get there:
Enter the Pioneer Place mall on SW 5th Avenue and SW Morrison and head to the 3rd floor, look for the WeWork offices.
Photo ID will be required to enter the venue, there should be folks at the front desk to help.

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Wednesday
Jul 24
Programming with Python 3
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? Join us!

This class is part 3 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language.

In this class you will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming with Python. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism and other scary sounding terms will be demystified!

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with Python 1 and Programming with Python 2

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CloudBolt Open House
Revolution Hall

Please join the CloudBolt team for an Open House at our new space in Revolution Hall!

We invite members of the Portland and software engineering communities to enjoy an evening of networking and socializing. Light snacks, refreshments, games and raffle prizes await. Get to know us and our open positions.

Winner of TAO’s 2019 “Influential Technology Company Not Headquartered in Oregon” award, CloudBolt is poised for growth and now hiring for several open roles. Bring your resume and learn more about becoming part of the leading cloud management team at CloudBolt!

Submit your RSVP: https://forms.gle/Yh7PFjccCYgAeWTv8

Questions? Email [email protected].


CloudBolt is the industry's leading hybrid cloud management platform provider. With CloudBolt, enterprise IT can configure and manage private and public cloud resources—quickly, securely, and cost-effectively—while empowering DevOps and end-users with self-service provisioning environments. Today, CloudBolt is deployed in the world’s largest enterprises, across all industries, including financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology services, and more.

CloudBolt kick-started 2019 with a record 150 percent surge in annual revenue and a 40 percent increase in enterprise customers worldwide in 2018.

CloudBolt... Proud winner of the TAO Award under the ’non-headquartered’ category: http://www.techoregon.org/blog/oregon-technology-awards-2019-winners-announced

Portland, Oregon ranks #8 in US News - “Best Places to Live”: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/oregon/portland

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Elasticsearch PDX Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

Observability with Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes While Kubernetes can dramatically simplify the task of application deployment in containers, its dynamic nature adds new complexity to monitoring services and applications running in it, as well as, the health of the containers and orchestration infrastructure itself. Elasticsearch and Beats can help, along with Kibana of course. With the release of Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes, observability just became even easier. Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes (ECK), is a new orchestration product based on the Kubernetes Operator pattern that focus critical operations like managing and monitoring multiple clusters,upgrading to new stack versions, scaling cluster capacity and changing cluster configurations. It also has the capability to dynamically scaling local storage (includes Elastic Local Volume, a local storage driver). In this meetup, we will show you how to do observability with Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes.

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

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Thursday
Jul 25
Ruby Coworking
Case Study Coffee

An informal gathering of Ruby/Rails developers, working alongside each other. Join us!

Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

Control your computer, make your own programs, and make timed actions for your programs by learning to shell script. Command line knowledge required.

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#FullStackPDX : July : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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July Camp Optimization Meet-Up - Embracing Experimentation Culture
Assembly Lounge Bar

We're partnering with the Technology Association of Oregon for a Digital Experimentation Strategy Hack on Thursday, July 25th, 2019.

Program: 6:00-6:30 PM - Drinks and networking 6:30-7:30 PM - Panel discussion, breakout groups, audience Q&A

Join the Roboboogie team for a discussion around the importance of experimentation within any design process. Grab a beer and gain insights into improved web performance through a unique experimentation-led design process. This month's panel features top Roboboogie talents ranging from Operations, Data Analysis, and Account Strategy. Meet the panel:

Jedidiah Fugle, Chief Operating Officer Andrea Pappoff, Producer Tyler Hudson, Data Analyst We'll see you there!

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BSD Pizza Night
Rudy's Gourmet Pizza

A meeting of folks interested in BSD operating systems and related technologies to get together, eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer.

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Friday
Jul 26
Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

This workshop is an introduction to computer hardware. Students will identify basic components of a desktop and laptop computer, learn what role each part plays, and identify where those parts go inside the computer. Students learn what makes a computer “a computer” and a basic framework for computer safety and troubleshooting.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - AgilePDX Westside: How Do Cultural Differences Play Into Agile Practices?
Nike Evergreen Cafe

How Do Cultural Differences Play Into Agile Practices?

Whether you have a diverse team, a group of people from around the US or work with users around the world, culture matters. Cultural assumptions change how you communicate and how you build trust. So, how do these differences play into your agile practices? "Does Individuals and interactions over processes and tools" makes sense in every culture?

Bring your culture + agile puzzles (or solutions) and we will learn together.

Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

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Saturday
Jul 27
Advanced Command Line: Become a Super User
Free Geek

Go further with the command line! Get to know grep, bash shortcuts, and other resources for working quickly and accurately in the command line. Basic proficiency required.

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics (https://commandlinebasics.eventbrite.com)

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Podcasting Basics
Free Geek

Podcasts are the talk of the town! Whether you are interested in podcasts about news, botany, or even knitting, digital storytelling is fun and anyone with access to a computer can record their own podcast. You might want to share your expertise, interview fascinating people, or tell great stories to an audience that will truly appreciate them.

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Sunday
Jul 28
2019 Mondo Croquet World Championships and Mad Hatter Picnic!
North Park Blocks, NW Everett and NW park

Mondo Croquet – it's croquet, American style with bowling balls and sledgehammers!

Hey, we've been doing this since 1997, and your gramma says HI!

What: Bring a bowling ball and a sledgehammer. Don’t worry if you don’t have, we’ve got plenty of extras to loan out You’ll enjoy yourself more if you’re dressed appropriately in lawn whites, or Mad Hatter gear, or simply appropriately inappropriate. Peruse some of our photos for ideas. Bring along something to share for the picnic and something cold to drink. …and you might want a chair. It’s a smashing time. Tell your friends! Taunt your enemies!

For photos and more info, point your browzah to http://mondocroquet.com

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Monday
Jul 29
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

We normally have 12- 24 attendees - some people register on Meetup, others show up every week or see the event on Calagator. All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served. Parking is free!

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 then pair up mentors and learners and/or work on projects.

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

This event is beginner friendly, we can help get you started with programming, support your online learning, or just talk about where you are at and what comes next.

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541) 602-6215 We are at 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, inside the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School.

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Tuesday
Jul 30
PDXWIT Presents: Setbacks to Comebacks in the Creative Industry
AppNexus 711 Southwest Alder Street Portland, OR 97205

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-setbacks-to-comebacks-in-the-creative-industry-tickets-63910018586] is required to gain entry to this event

Join PDXWIT in partnership with PAF (Portland Ad Federation) for Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks. This an ongoing series that highlights innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their personal lives and careers. It will surely be an evening of inspiration.

This evening will feature a fireside chat with:

Tiffany Golden - Creative Producer at Wieden + Kennedy

Moderated by:

Nadya Ighani - Producer at Swift Agency

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open / Networking

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Fireside Chat

6:45 p.m. - Q&A

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking lot, but there are pay parking garages in the area

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: There is only one entrance to the building. Signs will be posted to guide attendees

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! Public transportation is highly recommended. The building is close to Max lines, bus stops, and the streetcar

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Craft Your Personal Brand
moovel North America - Portland

🎨 Craft Your Personal Brand

Do you know how to capture the attention of your audience and make yourself stand out from the competition? Whether you are a soloprenuer, moonlighter, or full-time employee, diving into the world of branding can be the key factor that gives you the clarity, focus, confidence, verbal and visual cohesiveness that delivers an unforgettable impact on others. Attend this session with Kate Mueller to discover the process of building your brand along with the best practices for designing and developing your visual identity system. Participants will be guided through a worksheet to jump start their own branding discovery process.

⏰ Agenda

5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel
6:00-7:00 - Personal Branding
7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

👩🏽 About our Speaker

Kate Mueller is a Portland-based Senior Graphic Designer with 16 years experience in the worlds of marketing and graphic design. She currently works as a Senior Designer at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. She also helps others define and focus their businesses through her own company, Gilded Branding (GildedBranding.com). Kate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Advertising from Iowa State University.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

🏢 About our Host

moovel North America (becoming REACH NOW), a part of moovel Group, offers cities, public transit agencies and customers seamless access to multimodal transportation options through simple smartphone applications. A pioneer in Mobility-as-a-Service and the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing solutions for public transit, moovel NA (becoming REACH NOW) provides a next-generation mobile platform that streamlines the operations for transit agencies, and simplifies the travel experience for riders.

📃 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report.

❓ Event + Venue Q&A

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
A: Yes.

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
A: Yes, there is a gender neutral bathroom.

Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event?
A: We will have pizza (with vegetarian and vegan options available).

Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue?
A. Public transportation. REACH NOW is located by the Old Town stop for the MAX Blue/Red line and the Couch stop for the MAX Green/Yellow line. There is street parking ($2/hr) and various parking lots within a block or two. There is bike storage inside the building.

Q: How do I enter the building?
A: The entrance is on 4th between Davis and Everett. Someone from REACH NOW will be in the lobby starting at 5:15pm to greet people.

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Wednesday
Jul 31
Bridge City Entrepreneurs | Digital Marketing Trends
HatchLab PDX

Join us for this month's networking event and panel discussion presentation on "Staying Ahead of the Curve with Digital Marketing Trends" with representatives from Columbia Sportswear, Wieden + Kennedy, and Anvil Media We ask for $10 at the door or online to help cover basic costs (free for HatchLab members).

At Bridge City Entrepreneurs, we explore topics and learn insights from each other to help our businesses thrive. We begin with a speed networking exercise allowing everyone to shake hands and get to know one another's businesses. Then attendees get the chance to hear from a presenting speaker who will share their business expertise. The group will be encouraged to ask questions, voice their challenges and participate in helpful discussions.

This month's topic will be "Staying Ahead of the Curve with Digital Marketing Trends". We will spend a majority portion of the event with an engaging panel discussion between digital marketing gurus from local Portland companies, Columbia Sportswear, Wieden+Kenndey, and Anvil Media. This discussion will cover much of the digital marketing world as we explore changes happening within social media, SEO, and creative design and arm entrepreneurs with tools to stay adaptable.

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your APPSEC or OPSEC? Do none of the above questions make any sense, but you're interested in computer security?

PDX Exploit Workshop is the longest running security meetup in Portland (10 years!). It's an open, self driven event for people interested in computer security. Whether you're a novice or career professional, all are welcome. It's always a good time to learn about security!

We spend this dedicated time each week researching and exploring topics of software and hardware security as well as working on personal and group projects. Occasionally we have presentations on our findings. Bring a willingness to learn, a curiosity about security, and/or a specific area of interest to share with others.

This group meets in the PDX Hackerspace mainspace which has comfy seating, deluxe wifi (thanks Kyle!), Club Mate soda in the snack shack, and hackable LED displays to play around with.

p.s. This event is open to everyone! No ^H membership is required to attend. All are welcome. That means you!

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Thursday
Aug 1
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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PDXWIT Presents: Finding Your Confidence in the Tech Industry
KinderCare National Headquarters

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-finding-your-confidence-in-the-tech-industry-tickets-63598437639] is required to gain entry to this event

In this presentation, speaker Diane Allen will teach us how to discover the source of our voice and bring our A-Game, anywhere, no matter how high the pressure. Through stories, how-tos and live performances on her Copper Dragon Violin, Allen will take us through all the steps:

Increasing our own inspiration so that we can inspire others

Developing our own personalized steps for consistent excellence, increased effectiveness, and the bottom line.

Gaining mastery over our stress response so we can remain calm and confident under pressure.

About the speaker:

As a peak performance and leadership speaker, Diane Allen speaks for associations, corporations, and various organizations that rely on high performance and on cultivating leaders throughout all levels. Audiences gain their own personalized steps for consistent excellence, increasing their effectiveness, their engagement, and the bottom line.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open / networking

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Presentation / Q & A

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Street parking and a paid parking garage

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: There are two entrances on either side of the building and the doors lock at 6pm. The event will be in the lower lobby and we will have signs in the main lobby to the lower level.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Max, bus, and streetcar stops are outside the front doors

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there is a service animal at this location.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Friday
Aug 2
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. 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
Aug 3
Rappel for Her 2019
200 Market Building

Be Bold! Rappel for her: the strong, smart, bold girls in our community on August 2-3rd at 200 Market Street, Portland. Spots are limited. Grab yours today by registering to raise $1,000 for Girls Inc. PNW!

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest inspires girls ages 6-18 to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. Every day, we push our girls out of their comfort zones through our gender-specific and research-based curricula. Now, in honor of the 2,200 girls that we serve annually, we are asking our community to be bold as well by rappelling 17 stories down the 200 Market Street building! The event is 100% safe, and being hosted in partnership with our friends at Over the Edge USA.

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Wednesday
Aug 7
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (morning)
Uncorked Studios

(We realize that not every potential PIE or PIE Shop company can make it to events during the day. So we'll be holding a pre-work morning session to get your questions answered. And yes, there will be coffee.)

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE at the home of PIE alum — and PIE Shop partner — Uncorked Studios for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you, bright and early

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

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Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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GraphQLPDX - GraphQLPDX - Lightning Talks & Connecting with GraphQLers
Phase 2

Hey everyone. We are back for August. Tonight we will have some lightning talks and plenty of time to discuss what you have been tinkering or building.

Want to give a lightning talk on GraphQL? Connect with Daniel in the comments or @dslemay on Twitter. It's a super low key group and we all have knowledge to share.

Looking forward to seeing you then.

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Thursday
Aug 8
AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Agile PM Online Roundtable
Zoom Online - See link at Meetup page

AgilePDX is providing a forum for Agile Project Managers, Agile Facilitators, and Scrum Masters to gather online once a month and discuss all things project, program, and portfolio related. Please join us for a Lean Coffee style event facilitated by experience Agile PM's and instructors in the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner prep program.

You'll be dialing in from your desktop with your favorite early morning brew. Please join with your camera on. The Zoom URL will be provided to confirmed attendees. Feel free to post questions to this meetup prior to the event.

We welcome divergent opinions and experience reports. Bring your challenges for groups feedback and support. Plan to join 15 minutes early for coffee clatch chat and networking or stay 15 minutes for the same networking experience.

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Six Sigma Primer Workshop
Hatch Lab PDX,

NOTE: Proceeds from ticket sales for this workshop go to Lean Portland in support of our volunteer efforts with nonprofits.

Whether you work for a manufacturing company, work in an office, or provide customer service, Six Sigma can help you solve important and challenging problems within your organization, using a structured approach and data analysis.

In this Six Sigma primer we’ll address: - How the DMAIC model and analysis tools increase the chance of solving problems - The different Six Sigma belt certification levels (Yellow, Green, Black and Master Black Belt) - Popular analysis tools such as graphical tools, designed experiments (DOE), measurement studies, statistical process control, regression analysis and statistical software - How Six Sigma compares to Lean - Examples of Six Sigma applied to sustainability (environmental and social) - Exercises for measuring time and conducting experiments

Join Brion Hurley from Business Performance Improvement to better understand how Six Sigma can be integrated into your organization.

Roots of Six Sigma In 1986, engineers Bill Smith & Mikel J Harry introduced Six Sigma within Motorola, as a way to improve business performance, and make it easier for employees to utilize effective quality improvement tools.

Why did Motorola come up with this program? It all began in the late 1970s, when a Japanese firm took over a Motorola factory that manufactured television sets in the United States. The Japanese promptly set about making drastic changes to the way the factory operated by reducing the variation from product to product. The factory was soon producing TV sets with 1/20th the number of defects they had produced under Motorola management, and this translated to fewer warranty claims and customer complaints.

Six Sigma refers to the ability of processes to produce a very high proportion of output within specification (without defects or errors). Processes that operate with "six sigma quality" over the short term are assumed to produce long-term defect levels below 3.4 defects per million opportunities.

After Motorola achieved tremendous quality improvements, the popularity spread to other companies. Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric (GE) made it integral to his business strategy in 1995, requiring his managers to achieve Green Belt certification if they wanted to get promoted.

By the late 1990s, about two-thirds of the Fortune 500 organizations had begun Six Sigma initiatives with the aim of reducing costs and improving quality. Today, Six Sigma continues to be practiced and implemented within many manufacturing, banking, healthcare, service and financial organizations.

BRION HURLEY Lean Six Sigma Consultant Business Performance Improvement LLC, Portland, Oregon www.biz-pi.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/brion-hurley-432192

Brion Hurley lean six sigma consultant portland oregon

Brion, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, teaches Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean classes, facilitates workshops and kaizen events, performs statistical analysis, and mentors and engages employees through improvement efforts in the manufacturing and office areas, with emphasis on environmental impacts within a company. In addition, he holds numerous sustainability certifications, and has experience driving sustainability efforts at both the corporate and regional level by applying process improvement techniques to reduce electricity and solid waste. He volunteers his time with nonprofits to teach and coach Lean concepts through an organization called Lean Portland. He is the author of the book, "Lean Six Sigma for Good."

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CSE Lunchtime Climate Talk #3
Hatch Lab PDX,

On August 8, join the Center for Sustainable Economy for the third of three summer lunchtime climate talks.

Our final talk will be about the Oregon Green New Deal.

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Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (evening)
Autodesk Inc

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE at Autodesk for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you.

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

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Friday
Aug 9
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (lunch)
WeWork Labs (Custom House)

(We realize that not everyone can make evening events. So our friends at WeWork Labs have graciously offered to host a lunch hour Q&A *with lunch*🙏)

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE at WeWork Labs for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you.

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

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Monday
Aug 12
Apply to PIE: Question and answer session (virtual)
Online

(We realize that not every potential PIE or PIE Shop company can make it to Portland to ask their questions, face to face. But we still want you to have the opportunity to get those questions answered. So we'll be holding a virtual session to help get that done.)

Thinking about applying to PIE or PIE Shop? Have questions about the program? Curious as to what an accelerator even does? Wondering if the format is right for you? Cool. Let's talk about that. All of that.

Please join PIE online for a question and answer session to get more information on our programs and the benefits for early stage startups.

Questions about the differences between the two programs causing you to second guess whether you should even show up? Well, let's get that one answered first. Yes. The answer is yes. If you're a founder of an early stage startup, you should show up.

And in terms of the differences? PIE is an accelerator designed to support startups building digital products. PIE Shop is an incubator/accelerator designed to support startups manufacturing physical products.

We're looking forward to seeing you on the interwebs.

Already ready to apply? Here's a cheat sheet that will help you prepare your application: https://bit.ly/PIE2019cheatsheet

(Meeting details will be shared with folks who RSVP.)

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Tuesday
Aug 13
Portland OWASP: Using Graph Theory to Understand Security with Tim Morgan
Simple

Using Graph Theory to Understand Security

Information security is hard. It must be, because we keep getting hacked. One aspect that makes it so difficult is the level of complexity that exists in even a modestly-sized digital infrastructure. Humans can consider only so many security relationships, trust boundaries, and attack scenarios at once. This complexity makes it hard to decide where to focus our defensive resources and we're regularly led astray by the latest shiny tool or security advisory. Remarkably, our adversaries actually have a similar challenge: once a digital intruder gains a foothold in an environment that is completely new to them, how do they know what next steps they should take to efficiently achieve their goal? The environments they attack are not only complex, they are also unexplored landscapes that must be mapped out.

This is where graph theory can lend a hand. Several open source tools, such as BloodHound and Infection Monkey, provide intruders (whether that be your friendly neighborhood pentester or your adversaries) with easy ways to map out infrastructures and identify the quickest path to your crown jewels. While this is certainly alarming, we can also use these tools ourselves to find out what our infrastructures look like in the eyes of an attacker.

In this talk, Tim will provide a brief introduction to graph theory, show some demos of the free tools that use it, and discuss how he is using these techniques to build automated threat models "at scale" to make defenders' lives easier.

Speaker: Timothy Morgan

After earning his computer science degrees (B.S., Harvey Mudd College and M.S., Northeastern University) and spending a short time as a software developer, Tim began his career in application security and vulnerability research. In his work as a consultant over the past 14 years, Tim has led projects as varied as application pentests, incident response, digital forensics, secure software development training, phishing exercises, and breach simulations. Tim has also presented his independent research on Windows registry forensics, XML external entities attacks, web application timing attacks, and practical application cryptanalysis at conferences such as DFRWS, OWASP's AppSec USA, BSidesPDX, and BlackHat USA.

For the past three years Tim has been building an innovative new risk-based vulnerability management product (DeepSurface) that helps his customers gain a much deeper understanding of the complex relationships present in their digital infrastructures. Visit kanchil.com to learn more about Tim's latest R&D effort.

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Wednesday
Aug 14
D365/CRMUG Oregon (Portland) Chapter Meeting - Q3
Wacom

Join us for our quarterly 365/CRM UG User Group Meeting. This is your opportunity to exchange knowledge with other Dynamics users in your local area, gain answers and ideas, build your support network, and make valuable connections with others who share similar product challenges/goals.

Agenda: * •Welcome & Introductions •Chapter Business, CRMUG News & Events •Educational Session: Field Service Partner Portal
•Member Showcase: Wacom •Roundtable Discussions

*Agenda and details subject to change.

Please register for this meeting on the CRMUG event page: https://bit.ly/2Q4i3EK

Audience*: All Dynamics 365/CRM users are welcome. Your CRMUG Membership extends to ALL employees at your company, so we encourage you to invite your colleagues and fellow peers. Partner Members are welcome to attend provided they are accompanied by a customer and they can refer to our Code of Conduct for additional guidelines: https://www.dynamiccommunities.com/partner-terms

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PDXWIT Presents: Human Centered Design
Cayuse World Trade Center Portland- Building 1 121 SW Salmon Suite 900 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-human-centered-design-tickets-64308648900] is required to gain entry to this event

Design is everywhere. From the clothes you’re wearing to the smartphone you’re holding, everything is designed. Design is crucial to just about everything—it renders the latest technology accessible to the masses, makes our favorite apps and products a pleasure to use, and determines which brands we return to over and over again. To put it simply, design matters. Join us in a fun-filled, hands-on evening experiencing the power of human-centered design. Leave with some fun memories, an insight or two and a greater appreciation for Human-Centered Design.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Introduction

5:50 p.m. - Workshop Begins

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes. ADA access is through a ground floor elevator. Take an elevator to the 9th floor (press '9' outside the elevators and use the indicated cab). Follow signs to the Cayuse lobby.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, there will be light food and beverages.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We do have a garage that's under building 2. The garage address for GPS is 56 SW Taylor Portland, Oregon 97204. The entrance is off Taylor between Naito and 1st. From the garage you'll go up the elevators to the bridge level (B) and walk over the bridge into building 1's lobby (east).We can validate parking for up to 2 hours with a stamp.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: We are located at World Trade Center Portland, Building 1, at 121 SW Salmon Suite 900, Portland, Oregon 97204. The lobby to building 1 is up escalators (SW corner of 2nd and Salmon) on the 2nd floor. See ADA access question above for details on elevator access. A representative from Cayuse will be here to make sure you can get into our space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are bike racks located in the parking garage that you can access without a badge (our bike hub is a bike cage with badge access only) and there are racks around the World Trade Center Campus.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, and MAX and bus stops are close by.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home however per federal ADA law service animals are welcome for those with disabilities.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Thursday
Aug 15
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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PDXWIT Presents: Vancouver Mixer
Home Depot Quotecenter 4000 Columbia House Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-vancouver-mixer-tickets-64576860127] is required to gain entry to this event

There are big things happening in Vancouver’s technology industry, and PDXWIT is eager to expand its presence into the area. Please join us for the next PDXWIT Vancouver Mixer, hosted by Home Depot QuoteCenter.

While the event will be primarily focused on networking, guest speaker Jennifer Baker, President, Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), will share an inside look at her professional journey, from Washington D.C. to Ethiopia and Vanuatu and, most recently, to Clark County, where she leads the CREDC team working with private and public sector partners to accelerate the economic vitality of the region. Join Jennifer as she discusses the ambitious vision adopted in the Clark County Comprehensive Economic Development Plan, the growth opportunity the tech sector presents and the vital role women in tech play as CREDC works to expand the footprint of the Software and Computers and Electronic sectors in Clark County.

Camila Morrison, PDXWIT’s Vancouver Events Lead will talk about the origin of PDXWIT Vancouver Women in Tech, where the group is headed and how folks can get involved!

A representative of QuoteCenter will also share information about the company, including any opportunities that are available. We will also have a job seekers section featuring local Vancouver companies sharing available employment opportunities!

So please join us for our next Vancouver Mixer at QuoteCenter. Hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open, networking

6:15 p.m. - Introductions

6:30 p.m. - Presentation Begins

7:00 p.m. - Presentations end/Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event Ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: We do not have a gender-neutral restrooms but we would be happy to use your signage to mark one of the restrooms on the first floor of our building.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes. Food and drink will be provided, but Home Depot does not allow alcohol on the premises.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We provide free parking on the East side of the building. Please do not park on the west side, visitors will be unable to access the building from that side.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: Please enter on the west side of the building and have ID ready to provide security officers. You will be given a guest pass that will be returned upon departure.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No – but we have areas that you can lock your personal bike up

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: No

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Founders Live PDX
Cloudability

Networking. Food. Drink. And amazing fast-paced pitches from 5 PDX startups. That's all there is to it! The makings of a perfect evening hanging out with other like-minded folks and forging long-lasting relationships.

Presenters will pitch for EXACTLY 99 seconds, followed by 4min. of Q&A. YOU, the crowd, then vote for the winner. All participants walk away with incredible prizes (both Google Cloud and AWS credits). But NOW, the winner gets an even BIGGER package: valued at upwards of $25K!

Come see what this event sensation now across 45 cities worldwide is all about. Or if you haven't been in a while, swing by again. Either way, hope to see you soon!

https://www.zenergyfilms.com/portfolio-founders-live-promotional-video/

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Sunday
Aug 18
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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Monday
Aug 19
Every Little Legal Thing That App and Software Developers Need to Know
HatchLab PDX

Every Little Legal Thing That App and Software Developers Need to Know: A Seminar for Independent Developers and Small Businesses

Presented by Joel Corcoran, Of Counsel, Rational Unicorn Legal Services LLC

Software development isn’t just a hot market for economic growth and job creation, it’s also a field of rapidly developing law -- in the U.S. and around the world. And based on his experience, Joel knows that trying to pass off legal problems as “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature” rarely works. In this seminar, we will cover all the core legal issues that can arise in any software development business: choice of business entity and product ownership; protecting your code and software products (including Open Source); borrowing code versus copyright infringement; software patents; licensing frameworks; and when to watch out for export controls (even on the Internet).

The More You Glow seminar series shines light on legal topics and other professional services. Join us for some enlightening events!

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Tuesday
Aug 20
PDXWIT Presents: August Happy Hour Networking Event
Zapproved, Inc

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-august-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-64194953835] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at Zapproved on August 20th.

Calling all introverts!

We all know the tech industry is full of networking events, but networking can be daunting, especially for introverts. The theme of our August Happy Hour is “Calling All Introverts!” To get people talking about this, our conversation prompt for the event will be “How does being an introvert or extrovert affect networking for you?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 p.m. to share important announcements and showcase three members of our community.

A representative from our host company Zapproved will share what they do and what job opportunities are available at the company

Tula Sabes, Lab Support Technician at Intel, will talk about Inclusion and Being a Young Introvert

Emma Holland, Program Manager at Thinkful, will talk about Networking for Introverts

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

Table Topics to help break the ice.

A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, we have all gender restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, we are ADA compliant.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes, we will have food provided and can offer gluten free and vegan options.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No, we do not have on-site parking. There is usually plentiful street parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: We have a main door and an elevator that lock at specific times. We will request that they remain open for the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We have a bike room on our floor for approximately 10 bikes; if this gets full the building has parking on the 3rd floor. This is indoor parking with lockers. When parking here it is like parking on the street. There is not someone monitoring this area.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: There is a trolley that comes past our building, but it's by no means necessary.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Wednesday
Aug 21
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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Rust Hack Night
Mozilla Portland Office

Join your comrade Rustaceans at the Portland Rust Hack Night!

An evening of Rust hacking and unstructured discussion at Mozilla's Portland office. All welcome, from beginners to experts.

Among other things, we'll have a show of hands for people looking for help on Rust projects, and people interested in volunteering on a project, to see if we can't pair some folks up. If you've got a project, now's the time to get it into shape for collaboration!

There will be food! Let us know beforehand if you have any dietary restrictions.

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Thursday
Aug 22
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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PDXWIT Presents: West Side Mixer
DAT Solutions

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-west-side-mixer-tickets-64393355259] is required to gain entry to this event

Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and DAT’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics. The event will be primarily networking focused, but we will have a couple guest speakers:

A representative from DAT will share information about the company, including any opportunities that are available.

Guest speaker, Jenessa Stieglitz, Product Owner at Nike, will talk about Shine Theory: a practice of mutual investment with the simple premise that "I don't shine if you don't shine." It's a term to describe a commitment to collaborating with rather than competing against other people—especially other women.

We will also have a job seekers section where attendees can learn about the various employment opportunities available right now.

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Introductions and Presentation

7:00 p.m. - More networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: We have a gender-neutral restroom in our lobby and gendered restrooms closer to the space we'll be using for the event.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We have onsite parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: We will be using our main entrance (corner of Hall & Nimbus); the other doors to the building are controlled access.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We have bicycle lockers in the rear of the building (users will need to bring their own lock).

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Our office is .3 miles (5 minute walk) from the Hall/Nimbus WES station, and serviced by the 76 & 78 TriMet bus routes. It's an option!

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. No pets (only service animals).

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Friday
Aug 23
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ WeWork Labs w/ Mayor Ted Wheeler
Custom House/WeWork

NOTE THE NEW TIME FOR THIS MONTH'S MEETUP!

This month we will be sitting down with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. A third generation Oregonian, he has been working hard to ensure the Portland ecosystem is robust, inclusive, and thoughtful. Having spent time as the state's Treasurer he has seen first hand the impact that startups can have on the local ecosystem and has been a tireless advocate for the community.

Schedule: 9am: Doors open/Networking 9:30am: Sit down with Mayor Ted Wheeler 10:30am: End

::::Space is limited:::::

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

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Wednesday
Aug 28
Bridge City Entrepreneurs | Imagination as a Practice
Hatch Lab PDX,

Join us for this month's networking event and workshop presentation on "Imagination as a Practice" with imagination professional, Corey Pressman. We just ask for $5 at the door or online to help cover basic costs (free for HatchLab members).

At Bridge City Entrepreneurs, we explore topics and learn insights from each other to help our businesses thrive. We begin with a speed networking exercise allowing everyone to shake hands and get to know one another's businesses. Then attendees get the chance to hear from a presenting speaker who will share their business expertise. The group will be encouraged to ask questions, voice their challenges and participate in helpful discussions.

This month’s topic will be “Imagination as a Practice” featuring Corey Pressman. He is a polymath, a visual artist, a cooking instructor, a published poet and science fiction writer, TV personality, and business person. Corey will share his insight from a long career of helping people find their purpose through clarity and creativity. His organization, Intangible has built a framework that provides a simple means to leverage the arts and humanities, collaborative brainstorming, and intentional mind wandering. See more about Corey here.

This meeting in intended for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to connect with other local businesses. We're confident that everyone will find value and enjoy building community. Learn more about Bridge City Entrepreneurs on our website or get involved in our Facebook Group today. please note Portions of this event will be filmed. If you do not wish to appear on camera, please let us know.

A note about arriving Please make sure that you're parked in an appropriate zone. We will ask that everyone will check in with us at the front.

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Thursday
Aug 29
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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#FullStackPDX : August : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Thursday
Sep 5
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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10th Annual PDX TechCrawl
Downtown Portland

Don't miss the 10th Anniversary of Portland's biggest tech event on Thursday Sept 5th, 2019!

Join over 3,000 TechCrawlers for one evening as they eat and drink their way to various PDX tech companies! Food, drinks, fun tech offices and great networking await.

Don't just RSVP on Meetup.. Buy your TechCrawl tickets here - http://bit.ly/2RAXUa7

$5.00 - Early Bird Price thru July 14, 2019 $10.00 - Thru September 4, 2019 $15.00 - Pay at the Event

Get your ticket now! http://bit.ly/2RAXUa7

After you've paid, your name will be placed on the paid list. On the day of the crawl, line up in the "Paid" line to receive your map and TechCrawl pass. Those paying at the event will line up in the "Unpaid" line to receive your map and TechCrawl pass.

Registration gets you: * Map of all the open house locations * Free drinks * Free food * Access to The Newmark after party at On Deck Sports Bar * YOUR NEW DREAM JOB!

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Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

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Friday
Sep 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. 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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Sunday
Sep 8
The Social Pitch
Hatch Innovation

Applications are due by June 10th!

The next Social Pitch is on September 8th!

The Social Pitch provides emerging social entrepreneurs with an opportunity to receive funding and engage the community with their projects. It is an alternative funding model for community good.

In person attendee: Your ticket price gets you a delicious bowl of soup and a vote. At the end of the afternoon, after hearing the presentations and a short Q&A session with the do-good entrepreneurs, ballots are counted, and prizes are awarded. Remote attendee: Your ticket price gets you a vote. At the end of the afternoon, after watching the presentations and a short Q&A session with the do-good entrepreneurs, your votes via our Facebook poll will be counted, and prizes will be awarded.

What funds the cash prizes? One hundred percent of the ticket revenue goes to funding the Cash Prizes. Your money goes directly to supporting an amazing community project or social enterprise! Thank you!

How does it work?

  1. People with great, early-stage ideas (projects or startups) that will provide lasting benefit to our community submit applications, and we pick five of them to present their ideas.
  2. Then, community members buy tickets to attend—whether in-person or via Facebook Live tickets—with each ticket granting the attendee a vote. If you’re an in-person attendee, you also get to enjoy freshly-baked bread and a bowl of soup brought to you by SoupCycle!
  3. After the five presentations, the attendees vote, and all of the votes are tallied. The presenter with the most votes wins the cash prize!

Beyond the cash prize (everyone is a Winner.) Each presenter receives:

  • Cash Prizes from ticket revenue of The Social Pitch and business service prizes (such as marketing or tech support)
  • Your own custom-made promotional video to use to promote your project (value: $500)
  • Pitch Clinic (value: $50)
  • Up to 30 days of On-Demand membership at HatchLab PDX (value: $675)
  • Plus, the experience and networking the finalists gain from being a part of this program and community (value: priceless)

More info! https://hatchthefuture.org/the-social-pitch/ https://hatchthefuture.org/the-social-pitch/the-social-pitch-faqs/

Please submit here! https://hatchthefuture.org/the-social-pitch/tsp-application/

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Thursday
Sep 12
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

Website
Sunday
Sep 15
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
Wednesday
Sep 18
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

Website
Thursday
Sep 19
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

Website
Wednesday
Sep 25
Bridge City Entrepreneurs | The Purpose-Driven Business Movement
Hatch Lab PDX,

Join us for this month's networking event and panel discussion presentation on "The Purpose-Driven Portland Business Movement" with representatives from B-Local PDX, Benefit Corporations for Good, Conscious Capitalism, and Mighty Epiphyte We ask for $10 at the door or online (free for HatchLab members), all profits will be donated to SOLVE for this evening.

At Bridge City Entrepreneurs, we explore topics and learn insights from each other to help our businesses thrive. We begin with a speed networking exercise allowing everyone to shake hands and get to know one another's businesses. Then attendees get the chance to hear from a presenting speaker who will share their business expertise. The group will be encouraged to ask questions, voice their challenges and participate in helpful discussions.

This month's topic will be "The Purpose-Driven Portland Business Movement". We will spend a majority portion of the event with an engaging panel discussion between some local organizations that are making a big impact on the socially conscious business world through community outreach and certification programs, B Local PDX, Conscious Capitalism, Mighty Epiphyte, and Benefit Corporations for Good. This discussion will be led by Amy Powell with Business on Purpose and will cover a range of topics on strides being made to help our city and our world through ethical business practices.

This meeting in intended for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to connect with other local businesses. We're confident that everyone will find value and enjoy building community. Learn more about Bridge City Entrepreneurs on our website or get involved in our Facebook Group today please note Portions of this event will be filmed. If you do not wish to appear on camera, please let us know.

A note about arriving Please make sure that you're parked in an appropriate zone. We will ask that everyone will check in with us at the front.

Website
Thursday
Sep 26
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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#FullStackPDX : September : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Friday
Sep 27
2019 Cre8con - Portland Creative Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Cre8con, the Portland Creative Conference, is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across all creative industries. Our 2019 Speakers have won major industry awards including Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Clio, and Eisner. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

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Wednesday
Oct 2
Lunch & Learn: Funding for Women Entrepreneurs in Biotech
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Registration link coming soon.

Funding continues to lag for women entrepreneurs in Biotechnology.  As the largest women-owned intellectual property IP firm in the US, McCoy Russell LLP has been closely watching the participation of women as inventors.  The ability to protect innovation through patents is a key driver to obtaining funding, and statistics show that a significant gender gap still exists in both funding and inventorship even though the biotechnology industry has increased the number of women scientists.

The average women inventorship rate in the US is approximately 13% with Oregon ranking in the bottom one-third of US states. In the last decade, only 20% of inventors on patents assigned to universities and hospitals and only 15% of inventors on patents granted to public research organizations were women.  In addition, even when these applications are filed, data shows that USPTO examiners treat women inventors more harshly. A Yale study shows that women inventors had an 8.2% lower chance of obtaining a US patent where the names were clearly indicative of gender. 

While funding opportunities also remain scarce (45% less funding per Boston Consulting Group), investors supporting women entrepreneurs have found a higher average ROI (10% higher).

It is in this light that McCoy Russell has developed approaches to support organizations in enhancing women participation at all levels, including in brainstorming, invention submission, etc.  Because diversity leads to increased innovation, organizations can received significant valuation benefits in their portfolios.

Thursday
Oct 3
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

Website
Friday
Oct 4
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. 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.

Website
Monday
Oct 7
Marketing Loves Sales
through Portland Center Stage at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

This year’s Marketing Loves Sales event will focus on the pivotal role Social Media plays for marketing and sales. For the first time, the event will have tracks dedicated to the nuances of social media for each of these teams. From planned marketing programs to social selling, our speaker lineup is packed with industry experts and practitioners who will deliver fresh ideas and innovative case studies.

Join more than 300 sales and marketing and sales professionals for a day focused on upping your social media game!

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Tuesday
Oct 8
Puppetize PDX
through Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

See you at Puppet's annual user conference, Puppetize PDX.

Learn about DevOps best practices, hybrid cloud deployments, cloud-native application delivery, and ensuring security and compliance policies at scale. Network with the community and hang out in PDX.

Conference: 9-10 October. Training and community events 6-8 October.

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Thursday
Oct 10
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

Website
Wednesday
Oct 16
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

Website
Thursday
Oct 17
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

Website
Friday
Oct 18
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center Website
Sunday
Oct 20
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
Oct 21
PDXWIT Presents: Volunteer Info Night
Alchemy Code Lab 30 Northwest 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-volunteer-info-night-tickets-62891285528] is required to gain entry to this event

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech? You'll be in the right place at our Fall volunteer program overview. At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles, from regular engagements to occasional gigs; get an overview of expectations and processes; have any questions you bring answered; and meet others interested in volunteering with PDXWIT.

PDXWIT is an almost 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved. We can't wait to welcome you!

Agenda:

6pm p.m. - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

8 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available but plenty of street parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance?

A: The door to the building will be unlocked. Attendees should enter from our only entrance on 10th, across the street from Powell's and use the elevator or stairs to come to our space on the second floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots on the second floor

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the streetcar stops right in front of the building.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Thursday
Oct 24
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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#FullStackPDX : October : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Thursday
Oct 31
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Friday
Nov 1
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. 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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Thursday
Nov 7
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

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Tuesday
Nov 12
Lunch & Learn: Awesome Studios with Dave Sanders
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Dave Sanders will come to speak about Awesome Studios.

Stay tuned for more information!

Thursday
Nov 14
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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#FullStackPDX : November : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Sunday
Nov 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.

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Tuesday
Nov 19
DigiMarCon World 2019 - Digital Marketing Conference
through Online

DigiMarCon World 2019 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

DigiMarCon World 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held Online from November 19th to 21st, 2019, available live stream and on-demand. It is the largest Digital Marketing Event in the World and will be attended by thousands of Digital Marketing Professionals. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon World 2019 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon World 2019, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon World 2019 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates.

For more details visit https://digimarconworld.com. .

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Wednesday
Nov 20
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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Friday
Dec 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. 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.

Website
Sunday
Dec 15
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
Wednesday
Dec 18
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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Thursday
Dec 19
#FullStackPDX : December : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Thursday
Apr 30, 2020
WHAT IS INFORMATION? (2020)
through University of Oregon Portland

What is Information? marks the 10th annual What is…?, bringing together natural and social scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community organizations, and the public. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, panels, and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics.

The Call for Proposals and additional details will be available in September 2019.

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

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

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