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Started Monday
Jul 28
Siege Engine Workshop
through Periscope Books & Tutoring

Your home may be your castle, but only if you can hold it against all comers. And since the best defense is a good offense, maybe the place to start is preemptively swiping theirs. If this sort of logic appeals to you (or if you just like the idea of turning sticks and ropes into machines that bash, toss and fling) you need to attend the Siege Engine Workshop. We'll construct working scale models of various ancient castle neutralization devices plus a pair of castle walls, learning some carpentry, history, ballistics, and physics along the way. Then it's war!

  • Cost: $250
  • Ages: 10-14 (or w/permission)
  • Instructor: Markus Roberts
  • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com
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Tuesday
Jul 29
FOSS4G 2014 Planning Meeting
Renewable Funding

Portland will be hosting the international FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference in September, 2014. This meeting is to come help plan the conference. All who might be interested are welcome.

For those unable to physically attend there will be a video and/or telephone conference available. The conference line info is: +1-510-350-3753, PIN 43905

Join the mailing list at http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2014

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Code for Portland July Hack Night
Esri Portland R&D Center

Time for another Code for Portland hack night! Join us to work on civic hacking projects for a better Portland! Bring projects, ideas, laptops, data, and friends.

Schedule:

  • 6:00-6:20 -- Participants arrive and socialize.
  • 6:20-6:30 -- Group introductions, announcements from participants & organizers.
  • 6:30-8:30 -- Hacking! Project teams break out to work. New participants can join teams, circulate, or seek out organizers for orientation (Nate G., Erica, Nate W., or Mele).
  • ~7:30 -- Pizza arrives.
  • 8:30+ -- Everyone reconvenes and shares reactions and progress made over the last two hours. Show and tell if time/resources allow it. Thank you and goodnight!

Optional Happy Hour for stragglers after everything's wrapped up.

Please RSVP on meetup so that we know how much pizza we'll need!

http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Portland/events/193530482/

Civic Heroes of all types welcome! This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more transparent and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!

Bring a laptop if you intend on getting some hands-on hacking done (it’s ok if you can’t but it definitely helps to have one).

There will be pizza! We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be vegan and vegetarian options.

Active Projects:

  • CES Wasteshed visualization project - working with local non-profit Community Environmental Services to help them publish open data and visualize information about neighborhood environmental impact.
  • OpenTrails projects - TrailEditor & PDX Trails - two projects using the new trail data standard Code for America is working on.
  • Behind the Curtain - Campaign Finance visualization project from HackOregon.
  • BallotPath - Help people find out who their representatives are and how they can run.
  • City Council Agenda Bot - scraping the city council agenda and exposing it as JSON, connecting it to twitter, reddit, and IRC bots.
  • US City Open Data Census - help build an inventory of our city's open data - http://us-city.census.okfn.org.

Discussion Topics:

  • City Budget & Financial Data
  • Transportation Advocacy
  • HUD - federal money & homeless services

As always, the Code for Portland website needs some help ;)

If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about for the social and civic good, let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.

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Quantified Self Show & Tell: Analyzing Your Data
Mozilla

July's theme is: ANALYZING YOUR DATA

As QSers, we generate data like crazy, but many of us don't know what to do with it from there.

At this meetup, we're going to talk about what to do once you have data. If you have some data that you have worked through, I encourage you to come share the process with us so that we can all learn!

We'll also have a person or two from the Portland Data Science Group there to give us some analysis tips from the experts.

Here's our agenda:
Informal Social and Gadget Time - Starting at 6pm
Come early to socialize with other QSers and share what hardware, apps, and other technologies are helping you track your life. Bring your gadgets so that we can all see them, play with them, and hear your experiences with them!

Intro and Announcements - 6:30 sharp!

Show and Tell
Just like when you were in kindergarten, we encourage you to share something within the theme of the meetup. It doesn't a formal presentation, and can be as much as 10 minutes or as short as you like. Let us know in advance to guarantee your slot.

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AngularJS Portland Meetup
New Relic

Lightning talks and workshops.  We have a lot of members that are new to angularJS and I want to give them a chance to work with other people to see other projects learn best practices and learn from some of our seasoned members.  

Contact me or add a post to the comments if you have a lightning talk you would like to present.

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RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

While this is a public event open to any interested parties, our target audience are folks experienced with information security in a professional capacity.

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

This event is also on meetup.com, Facebook, & Google+. Invite your friends!

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Hack night and Javascript Intro
Portland Code School

We will be meeting up for a hack night and some intro to JavaScript for anyone who is looking to get into programing.

Food will be provided. Please bring your own laptop or tablet if you would like to come to the JavaScript class.

Come for some good company and bring a project to work on. We'll be here to bounce ideas off each other and continue to work out what we would like to run as a community.

We'll also be talking about picking a WWCode Portland project to work on together for our community.


For those of your interested in getting started in programming, feel free to check out the resources below. Bring your questions and confusion and we'll help you clear things up!


JavaScript Getting Started Resources:

https://www.codeschool.com/courses/javascript-road-trip-part-1

http://www.codecademy.com/en/tracks/javascript

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Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations
Anna Bannanas Cafe, St Johns

Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations, MapTimeStJohns, Tue, July 29, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Anna Bannanas coffee shop, 8716 N Lombard St, Portland. Let's get together and map :) (We meet in the back room)

In June, we worked on creating a basic static map of floods with custom icons showing the size of the floods (a proportional symbol flood map). We went through a demo for using a slider to add amimation to a map... using the flood data it would allow users to see where and when the floods appeared.

In July, I'll bring a completed example of a proportional symbol animated slider flood map that we will review. In addition, we will add one or two other techniques for developing spatio-temporal web visualizations (in leaflet and open layers). Then we will begin using Postgresql/postgis to setup spatial databases, populate them and perform spatial analysis operations.One of our long term goals will be to eventually use data from a spatial database in dynamic spatio-temporal visualizations.

In July, bring your computer. If you have time prior to the meeting, load postgresql/postgis version 9.1 or later onto your computer.

Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations, MapTimeStJohns, Tue, July 29, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Anna Bannanas coffee shop, 8716 N Lombard St, Portland. 97203

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Wednesday
Jul 30
CascadiaJS Training by Formidable Labs
TBD - Portland

JavaScript is at the core of the modern web—on the server and in the browser. In this full-day tutorial, we will lead you through the tools, frameworks, and paradigms that you need to craft modern, client-rich applications. Our intensive workshop will take you from a basic skeleton application to a production-ready infrastructure, ready to stand up to real-world traffic.

The team at Formidable Labs has written some of the worlds' largest JavaScript web applications and literally written the book on testing them. Our engineers and educators have led trainings for companies of all sizes, as well as the technology community. We are thrilled to bring our battle-tested experience and lessons from field to the fine folks at CascadiaJS.

Topics

  • JavaScript for Modern Applications with jQuery & Underscore.js - Learn core tenets of JavaScript application development with two of the web's most essential tools – jQuery and Underscore.js.
  • MVC Fundamentals with Backbone.js and Node.js - Explore the fundamentals of Model-View-Controller application design, using the popular Backbone.js framework as a guide to concepts and implementations. We will back our frontend application with a basic Node.js data server.
  • Building Production Applications with Grunt & Friends - Create a production-ready application and support full testing / development workflows using Grunt, Bower, AMD/RequireJS and other automation tools.
  • JavaScript Application Testing - Increase confidence in your applications and find bugs earlier with tools and techniques to make application testing flexible, fast, and easy to do. We will use Mocha, Chai, and Sinon.JS to test frontend and backend JavaScript applications.
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July 2014 Open House & Potluck Lunch at Collective Agency
Collective Agency

Wednesday July 30th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

Community Mission Statement:

“Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!”

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481236122120319/

Schedule (come when you like):

• 9am – open

• 12pm – potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch — It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

• 2-2:30pm – Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they’re passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise, to be followed by light yoga/stretching.)

• 5pm – end of open house

The open house is for everybody who’d like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you’re interested in membership; it’s a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have around 60 members and 3 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

Community Guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

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Ruby Lunch
TILT Pearl District

Eat lunch and chat about all things Ruby-related.

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Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Glyph Cafe

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side!!

Returning to where it all started from, this week we'll be going to a Workfrom staple and favorite Glyph Cafe. They have full lunch options including smaller tapas, AND wine + beer. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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Startup Happy Hour: Launch Party
Base Camp Brewing Co.

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JavaScript Beginners Workshop
Epicodus

No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. At most, you may have done some HTML and/or CSS, but aren't a professional developer.

We'll cover the basics of how the web works, what part languages and frameworks and other buzzwords play, and then we'll dive into some programming fundamentals using JavaScript! By the end, you'll have a good sense of how to continue learning web programming.

We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com starting with the JavaScript lesson Arithmetic. Feel free to check it out in advance and also to jump into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. People at different skills levels are welcome to move through the curriculum at their own pace during the workshop.

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-development-basics-javascript-workshop-tickets-8605177317

Questions? hi (at) epicodus (dot) com

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PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup will include a presentation by Josh Lifton of Crowd Supply on July 30th, at 6:00pm. According to Core77 "Crowd Supply is the Kickstarter for product designers."

Crowd Supply Co-founder and CEO Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding hardware products. It will draw on the lessons and behind-the-curtain details of some of the 60+ product campaigns launched since Crowd Supply opened its doors in the spring of 2013, such as the Novena Open Source Laptop, which recently raised over $700k. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment.

As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

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Homebrew Website Club PDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

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

This week's Portland meetup is part of PDX DevWeek, so we will be running it as more of an unstructured hack night rather than the traditional format.

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Thursday
Jul 31
CascadiaJS
through Jupiter Hotel

CascadiaJS is a two-day, community-driven conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.

It's a PNW nomadic conference, and in its 3rd year is setting up its hut in Portland.

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JavaScript Immersion meet-and-greet!
Portland Code School classroom

Meet Portland's FIRST EVER JavaScript Immersion graduates! Meet the students, the instructor, and the PCS staff. See the immersion students' projects and discover what they've been up to for the last 12 weeks. Here's a list of some of the things they've been doing and learning:

  • Nearly 500 hours of object-oriented programming in JavaScript
  • EmberJS on the front end
  • NodeJS on the backend
  • PostgreSQL for database
  • GitHub for version control
  • Problem Solving like a programmer
  • Test Driven Development

Pretty amazing! These students are extremely excited to share with the community what they've been up to. Check out the class website, and come in to discover Portland's FIRST EVER full-stack JavaScript Immersion program!

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Edtech Women Portland
OETC

Agenda Appetizers will be sponsored by Clarity Innovations! Bring your own outdoor chair. Bring a bottle of wine or other summer beverage to share.

•Meet and greet •Explanation of video contribution •Keynote by James Keller - James is a designer who enjoys blurring lines between physical and digital experiences. After leading Wieden+Kennedy's digital strategy team, she left to cofound Small Society, a mobile agency that created the first wave of native mobile apps for Starbucks, Zipcar, and Amazon. In 2012, Small Society was acquired by WalMartLabs. Today, James continues to help define the next generation of mobile retail experiences. •Networking activities •What's next?

This is the Portland chapter of Edtech Women. We are an inclusive, networked community of educators, technologists, and business experts focused on leadership development for women in education technology. By connecting, investing in, and showcasing the emerging cohort of women edtech leaders, our goal is to accelerate the impact of education technology for learners everywhere.

We build connections and skills that lead to stronger businesses, better products, and different schools. We create a community, united on the local, national, international, and digital levels, committed to support and innovation, driven to make change. We are moving the needle in education forward.

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BSD Pizza Night
East Glisan Pizza and Lounge

The Portland BSD Pizza group is a new group of BSD users who meet at a different pizza place on the last Thursday of each month.

Friday
Aug 1
Ruby Co-Working
Palio Dessert and Espresso House

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

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Galois tech talk: Vinyl: Records in Haskell & Type Theory
Galois, Inc

Abstract: Records in Haskell are notoriously difficult to compose; many solutions have been proposed. Vinyl lies in the space of library-level approaches, and addresses polymorphism, extensibility, effects and strictness. I describe how Vinyl approaches record families over arbitrary key spaces using a Tarski universe construction, as well as a method for immersing each field of a record in a chosen effect modality. Moreover, I give a characterization of records as sheaves of types, which provides a clear motivation for the safety of subtyping and coercion of records, and a path toward records with non-trivial topologies on their key spaces. Lastly, I describe an interpretation of Vinyl-style records into Type Theory as finite products over containers, leading to many possible and interesting extensions, such as compositional universes of polymorphic variants, as well as inductive and coinductive types.

Bio: I'm an amateur type theorist who studied Historical Linguistics during my undergraduate at UC Berkeley, specializing in Ancient Greek, Sumerian, Akkadian and Anglo-Saxon. I'm particularly interested in type-theoretic syntax and semantics for natural language, and am presently exploring the use of multi-modal combinatory categorial grammar for interpreting the hyperbaton-rich syntax of ancient Indo-European languages. In addition to my interest in linguistics, I have become obsessed with extensionality, realizability and PER semantics for Martin-Löf Type Theory, and am currently trying to come up with an extension to Observational Type Theory which internalizes further extensional concepts, such as union, intersection, image and PER types whilst retaining decidability of type checking.

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AgilePDX Downtown Pub Lunch: How Much Agility Is Enough?
McMenamin's Ringler's

There are so many reasons that people decide to adopt agile principles, practices, and frameworks. Going fast is just one of them—though it may be the one that gets the most press.

This Friday, let’s talk about “How much agility is enough” and everything that goes along with that. Why did your organization adopt agile? Why do you gravitate toward agile? Is there a personal benefit, or is it all about the business. And, if it’s all about the business, how does the group you work in define agility and how much is enough for them?

Yes, we’re still meeting at Ringler’s on Burnside, still from 12p to 1p the first Friday of the month. That’s this Friday, 8/1.

I have a meeting right up until 12p, so Phyl will be there to get you all started.

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Saturday
Aug 2
PyLadies Code & Learn
26 Cafe

Come code with us! All experience levels welcome. It's an opportunity to start and work on group projects together, or share something you've been working on with others.  If you're looking for inspiration or an idea to get going, we're happy to chat you up. General socializing is also encouraged.

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Monday
Aug 4
Maker Monday- A Free Monthly Meet Up
CymaSpace

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

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

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

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

Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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PDX Women Founders Forum
AJC outdoor gallery space

AUGUST 4th EVENT

Hi All -

Are you all ready for summer? Our August event is a summer cocktail party with several opportunities to connect, get to know each other more and catch up. In short, networking at its best.

Success in business depends on the quality and quantity of our relationships. We are most of the time so busy running our businesses, that we don't focus enough energy on the critical aspect of building rapport. With the Women Founders Forum, we intend to create a place to share ideas, learn and grow our businesses. It's a place for building trusted professional relationships to further our business and professional development

VENUE: AJ of AJC Photography (www.ajc-photography.com) has kindly offered her outdoor gallery space for our event. The address is 333 NW 9th St., but we'll have the doors open on the 10th avenue side. We'll be in the downstairs gallery space. It's in the same courtyard as Isabel Restaurant and Imelda's shoes, between NW Everett and Flanders. When you arrive you can buzz the concierge to be let in, or just come around to the 10th Avenue side where we'll have the gallery doors open. Event starts at 6pm with networking and goes on until later in the night... We'll conclude the evening with more networking until 9pm.

Don't forget to register at: https://pdxwomenfoundersforum.eventbrite.com

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PDX Puppet User Group: "Standardized Debugging Environments"
Puppet Labs

The monthly PDX Puppet User Group, which meets on the 1st Monday of every month.

Join the PDX Puppet Google Group to get notifications of upcoming meetings.

Who should attend? Puppet users and people interested in learning more about Puppet.

Agenda for August 4th

Charlie Sharpsteen, Open Source Support Engineer at Puppet Labs, will be talking about "Standardized Debugging Environments: Taking the Friction Out of Ticket Investigation".

In his talk, Charlie will cover the journey Puppet Labs has taken towards automating the setup of virtual sandboxes for exploration and ticket investigation.

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Eat pizza / salads and talk to other Puppet users
  • 7:00 - 7:45: "Standardized Debugging Environments: Taking the Friction Out of Ticket Investigation" - Charlie Sharpsteen
  • 7:45 - 8:10: Talk TBA or Breakout Sessions
  • 8:10 - 8:15: Plan next agenda

We're still looking for a second talk, so get in touch with kara @ puppetlabs.com if you're interested in talking (even briefly!) about how you're using Puppet. Also, let us know if you'd like to be on the schedule next month! You don't need to be an expert to speak - we love to hear about what folks are doing with Puppet.

If you have an idea for what you would like to see presented, please post those ideas in the PDX Puppet Google Group

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Drones, Big Data, and the Next Agricultural Revolution - Science Pub Portland
Hollywood Theater (Portland)

This event is actually on the 4th of August! I double checked with the Hollywood Theater!

Drones, Big Data, and the Next Agricultural Revolution

Ryan M. Jenson, MS, mechanical engineer, CEO & Co-Founder, HoneyComb Corporation

Aerial robotics and agriculture aren’t usually associated with one another, at least not yet. However, agriculture is projected to become the largest adopter of drone technology−surpassing all other use cases. To understand the transformation from military to the farm you need to understand the technology, its disruptive nature, and the intricacies of precision agriculture. In this talk Ryan Jenson will discuss drone-based applications, why they’re a game changer, and how drones will become a ubiquitous tool on the farm and in everyday life.

Ryan is CEO & co-founder of HoneyComb Corporation which specializes in the development and application of drone technology and data services for precision agriculture. He has led HoneyComb to the forefront of the emerging space and is widely considered to be an expert in the technology, capabilities, and its global impact on agriculture. Over the past decade Ryan has played a key strategic and technology role across a range of projects with the USDA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, British Royal Navy, NASA and Fortune 500 companies. His experience encompasses agriculture, big data, remote sensing, aerospace systems, and software to name a few. Ryan holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering; along with a bachelor’s degree and minor in electrical engineering that he received at age 19. Today his name appears on over 30 publications & presentations and he routinely advises on business strategy, disruptive technology, and leadership.

Science Pub Portland – Hollywood Theatre is a monthly event open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! $5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

Questions? E-mail sciencepub@omsi.edu

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Tuesday
Aug 5
Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy - Risk, Rewards and Best Practices to Adopt
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR

Please join us for a two-part panel on August 5th as we explore the growing trend of using social media in a service setting.

Panel 1: Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy: The Legal, Employee and Business Risks and Rewards

Panel 2: Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy: Best Practices - What to Adopt and What to Avoid when Implementing a Social Strategy


Panel I: The Legal, Employee and Business Risks and Rewards

There’s a lot of buzz around using social media to add a value to your service strategy, but it is not risk free. Do you know some companies consider "connecting" with a client on a social media site as a breach of confidence? When you work in a regulated industry bound by HIPAA etc but your customers want to share their private information, how do you balance their needs with the business need to adhere to regulation? How much risk are you willing to take as an organization? Are you even the right business to be adopting a social medial service strategy?

Learn about some of these risks and rewards as you embark or enhance your service strategy as it relates to social media.

Panelists:

Jean Ohman Back, Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt- As a member of Schwabe’s Litigation Section and the Labor and Employment practice group, Jean advises employers about state and federal employment laws.

Jean will discuss the legal risks for employers based on employee use of social media and how to mitigate risks when employees are not trained to understand the guidelines of what's appropriate. She will also share examples of where employees have misfired and what employers have done to manage damage control and avoid future risks.

Jeremy Solly, Social Media Manager, Cambia Health Solutions – As an experienced marketing strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for utilizing innovative technology, Jeremy has spent his 7 years in online content curation, web development, email marketing, SEO, key account sales, social media strategy, and marketing and public relations for both the B2C and B2B industries.

Jeremy will discuss why it’s important to give your customers the choice to use social as a vehicle to engage with your service department, even in industries with tight regulations and controls on data, such as the health care industry.

David Kastendick, Social Customer Delivery Manager with Adobe Systems - As a leader within Adobe's Customer Care group, David has focused on evangelizing the use of social media as a support engagement platform.

David will discuss the factors that must be considered when an enterprise chooses to start supporting customers via social channels.

Moderator: Claire Hernandez, Client Services Consultant

Panel 2: Best Practices - What to Adopt and What to Avoid when Implementing a Social Strategy

Now that you've decided to add social to your overall services strategy, how do you implement it effectively? Find out what measurements make sense to track and how to get your employees ready. Hear how to engage your customers and find out how to reduce call volume while increasing customer satisfaction. Learn from a panel of services department executives on what's worked, what hasn't, and the overall impact on their customers and their companies.

Panelists:

Adam Mertz, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Jive Software - Adam has worked with hundreds of companies as they plan and implement social strategies. Adam leads Jive's go-to-market plans for the JiveX customer and partner community platform, and also works analysts focused on social for prospect, customer, partner and employee uses.

Adam will discuss the enormous rewards that can come from changing the way companies engage customers. Adam will provide examples of companies effectively turning their customers into an extension of their support team, and in the process achieving double-digit percentage improvements in 3 key areas: 1) Lower support calls and cases 2) Higher customer satisfaction 3) Accelerated new and repeat sales.

Michelle Mattson, Sr. Manager - Social Customer Support, T-Mobile - T-Mobile has been busy disrupting the marketplace by making Un-carrier moves that are forcing the other guys to try to compete with its strong data network, no contracts, and Un-carrier pricing. With each Un-carrier move, it is imperative that T-Mobile is ready to answer questions, resolve issues and engage with the excitement across its social media properties.

Michelle will cover how T-Mobile’s social customer support (T-Force) team has evolved in the social media space over the past 2 years and how they’re more focused now than ever with companies bold Un-carrier movement.

Moderator: Chris Adamek, Managing Director, ACME Business Consulting

When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Time: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM Where: The Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $35 Members, $55 Nonmembers

Series Sponsor: HealthSparq

Sponsorships available. Contact kari.naone@techoregon.org.

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Galois tech talk: Verifying C programs in Coq using VST
Galois, Inc

abstract: C programs are notoriously difficult to reason about, either for safety or full functional correctness. Even with a program logic powerful enough to prove the necessary properties, the proof has the assumption that the compiler behaves exactly the way it is expected to. Verified Software Toolchain (VST) answers this problem by providing a logic specified at the source level that proves properties about generated assembly code. It is proved sound w.r.t. the operational semantics of C, the same operational semantics compiled by the proved-correct CompCert verified optimizing C compiler. Both of those proofs are machine-checked in Coq, an interactive proof assistant. This talk will present the basics of VST, followed by an example proof of a C program.

bio: Josiah (Joey) Dodds is an intern at Galois for the summer, researching the verification of cryptographic libraries. After the summer he will return to finish his PhD at Princeton, where he has been verifying information-flow properties and C programs in Coq.

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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PADNUG August
Intel Hawthorne Farms Building 3 (HF3), Auditorium

Scott Hanselman will show us what's new for Microsoft developers since last year and thoroughly entertain us in his great style! It will be a bonus that this comes on the heels of our Xamarin month!

6:00 - Pizza and mingling
6:30 - Presentation intro
7:00 - Main Presentation
8:30 - After words gathering (location TBD)

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Write The Docs PDX: Network with the PDX Technical Writing Community
Puppet Labs

Our first two Meetups had so much content that we did not have much time to network. So I'd like to try an enhanced Networking Meetup, where we talk about our topics of concern.

I want us to have time to talk to each other, to find out what we do, perhaps to ask how we might address common issues.

So come to the Write The Docs Meetup on Tuesday August 5. Ask your fellow writer about any topic that you've heard during our Meetups, or more.

Suggested topics:

DITA Markdown User feedback on documents Style guides RESTful APIs Docs in a world of JIRAs Why we call ourselves “documentarians”

and of course, “be-verbs”

In addition, several of us work for companies who are hiring writers. If you want to hear about what companies look for in writers, come to the Meetup.

As before, we will have snacks provided by ForgeRock, along with the drinks / meeting room provided by Puppet Labs.

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MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

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

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

Agenda

  • Lyzi Diamond will lead a Map Basics session
  • Show and Tell - Show us your cool maps and mapping apps!

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

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Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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Wednesday
Aug 6
CHIFOO ANNUAL BOWLING!
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

Come join us for the eighth annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

Don’t forget your socks!

CHIFOO BOWLING Schedule

5:00 - 6:30- CHIFOOd Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes Please join us before the “meeting” to enjoy food and beverages at Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes, 3031 SE Powell Blvd.

6:30 - 7:00- “Registration” Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes Registration and bowling at Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes, 3031 SE Powell Blvd.,on Powell across from HUB Brewing.

7:00 - 8:30- “Meeting” Meeting followed by vigorous frivolity and fun. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chifoo-bowling-2014-tickets-12195989533?aff=es2&rank=1

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Thursday
Aug 7
TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator
It's time for another Pitch Club!

TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start.

Use this opportunity to practice pitches, for instance for Startup Weekend, PitchFest, the PDC Startup PDX Challenge, or to sell to customers, attract co-founders or raise funds for your startup.

Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching. Or come to provide feedback and learn from others.

TiE Pearl Pitch Club is here for you! Let us know what you would like to practice.

We provide refreshments, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.

Please register through website link above. TiE Members: FREE; public: $25
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UnityPDX Presentation from Unity Developer Evangelist!
New Relic

This is a special Unity meetup!

Unity Evangelist Mark Schoennagel will be presenting August 7th a sneak-peak look at Unity 5.0! Mark will be showing off some of the new Physical Based Rendering tools as well as taking a look at upcoming Image Based Light support. Other 5.0 features such as new 2D colliders, enhancements to Mecanim and WebGL support will also be shown.

With the new GUI system coming soon in Unity 4.6 Mark will also be showing how to build GUI’s with the new tools.

This is your chance to meet and ask questions with someone who works for Unity. Please RSVP early so we can get a good headcount to accommodate everyone!

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Gitxploration
anna banana's

Let's poke Git until it breaks, and then fix it together!

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Friday
Aug 8
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

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

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Saturday
Aug 9
PyLadies Code & Learn
26 Cafe

Come code with us! All experience levels welcome. It's an opportunity to start and work on group projects together, or share something you've been working on with others.  If you're looking for inspiration or an idea to get going, we're happy to chat you up. General socializing is also encouraged.

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Sunday
Aug 10
Calagator Code Sprint
New Relic

Come hack on this here website.

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Monday
Aug 11
Cascadia Ruby 2014
through Mark Building, Portland Art Museum

Cascadia Ruby is a two-day, single-track, regional conference for Rubyists from the Pacific Northwest and the people who love them.

Wondering what to expect? Take a look at the talks recorded at Cascadia Ruby 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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Fun And Games In Python
through Periscope Books & Tutoring

The dominant programming language in research laboratories is also quite handy for writing games. It's easy to learn and will help you develop good programming habits. Python is a highly structured object oriented programing language which is used in everything from web sites such as Gmail and YouTube to robots, medical equipment, scientific instruments, 3D animation software...and of course GAMES. One week won't make you an expert, but with the provided text book (yours to keep) and on-line resources, you can continue to progress on your own. No programming experience required.

  • Cost: $250
  • Ages: 13-18 (or w/permission)
  • Instructor: Markus Roberts
  • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com
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Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Tuesday
Aug 12
Westside PubTalk
Golden Valley Brewing

Growing A Company Without Investors. Hear from successful entrepreneurs who have build businesses without outside investor money. 5PM to 6 PM networking and food, 6 PM to 7 PM program. $15 includes food and one drink ticket. Sponsored by the Oregon Technology Business Center. Register at www.otbc.org

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pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)
New Relic

Tail-call optimization in gcc Functional languages like Scheme, Haskell and OCaml are commonly known to do optimization of tail-call recursive functions, but did you know that gcc also does TCO if you specify -O2 or greater? We'll take a look at what it means for a function to be tail-call recursive as well as look at an example and the generated assembly code with and without TCO. If there's time I'll discuss how to turn a recursive function into a tail-call recursive one.

Bio: Phil Tomson has been getting paid to program for well over 20 years now. Before that he did hardware development. The longer he does software development, the less he realizes he knows about software development.

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Wednesday
Aug 13
Python Monthly Project + Study Night
Urban Airship Inc

Let's get together to build cool stuff and study Python.

Bring your computer and your Python projects and come hack with us from 6:30-8:30pm on second Wednesdays!

 

Never written Python before? No problem. There will be Pythonistas at the ready to mentor beginners. Anyone at any level of Python experience is welcome and invited to join us!

 

**Note: Please RSVP if you're planning to come so we can set up the right number of tables and chairs. :)

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Thursday
Aug 14
Portland Commodore Users Group
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Station 61)

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

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Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

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UI developer toolkit: tooling, performance and boilerplates.

There’s a military adage prior preparation prevents poor performance. It’s something we can apply to all parts of our lives and work.

It’s especially true when designing and building a web UI. In this talk we will explore the tools, methods and schleppy pre-work interaction designers and UI developers can do to move from paper to style guide to interactive prototype.

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Friday
Aug 15
TechfestNW
through OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

TechfestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers, startups and established companies showcasing the Pacific Northwest’s talent and innovation and Portland as a digital and cultural hub. TechfestNW kicked off in 2012 to bring together technology, design, creativity, entrepreneurship, education, career opportunities and talent. It runs in conjunction with MusicfestNW, one of the largest independent music festivals in the United States. According to Fortune magazine, “Tech may have found its next SXSW.”

Held August 15-16, TechfestNW 2014 includes well honed speaker programming, a talent and exhibition fair, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Tickets on sale now $99 for both days. Tickets to TechfestNW talent fair only are $10.

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Coffee w/ Co-Founders IV
Urban Grind Coffee House

Coffee w/ Co-Founders was an event created to give Founders a venue to talk about challenges, issues, and what's working. It's a way to network and build on the ecosystem that makes Portland an incredible place to start a business.

This is completely informal. Come by, drink coffee, hang out, but most of all, have fun meeting new people who are passionate about what they're working on!

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Ruby Co-Working
Glyph Cafe

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

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TechFestNW Talent Fair
through OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Find Your Next Tech Job at TechfestNW

Looking for a job in tech? The Talent Fair at TFNW is here to help connect you with the right opportunities at the right time.

From August 15-16 at OMSI, come meet, mingle and network with some of the Pacific NW’s best employers.

The following companies will be in attendance and are aggressively hiring in the field of digital craft and looking for qualified candidates: programmers, developers, engineers, coders, brand strategists, and more.

Additional TFNW Company Partners Include: Act-On CorSource CrowdCompass Daimler Idealist Incomm Digital Solutions Jama Multnomah County New Horizons Nike OHSU Puppet Labs Simple Smarsh Urban Airship Code Guild Oregon Tech

Cost is only $10 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/586973

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Official TechFestNW After Party
through Pure Space 1315 NW Overton St Portland, OR 97209

PARTY IN THE SILICON FOREST

Join TechFestNW and 800+ attendees and experience Portland’s Silicon Forest at an unforgettable party.

Your ticket includes 2 free cocktails, appetizers, and an all access pass.

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Official TechFestNW After Party Featuring PHANTOGRAM
through

PARTY IN THE SILICON FOREST

Join TechFestNW and 800+ attendees and experience Portland’s Silicon Forest at an unforgettable party featuring the one and only PHANTOGRAM.

Your ticket includes 2 free cocktails, appetizers, and an all access pass to see PHANTOGRAM perform live before they headline at MusicFestNW the next day.

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Saturday
Aug 16
EdcampPDX
Riverdale School

Calling all teachers, instructional technologists, IT directors, principals, admins and teacher librarians who live in the NW.

What is edcampPDX? An edcamp is a unconference-style day of professional development organized and given by the local participants. Sign up to attend here!

What should I bring? Bring a friend and a device (either a laptop or mobile device) with wireless internet access to view the website, see the sessions, take notes and view online resources discussed throughout the day.

Kids are welcome at EdCampPDX! Please bring them and their perspective. Make sure to add them to the list so they'll get a lunch. Don't worry, we'll put them to work!

Do you tweet? Yes! Twitter updates about #edcampPDX. Follow @EdCampPDX on Twitter.

What does it cost? The day is FREE!!!

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PyLadies Code & Learn
26 Cafe

Come code with us! All experience levels welcome. It's an opportunity to start and work on group projects together, or share something you've been working on with others.  If you're looking for inspiration or an idea to get going, we're happy to chat you up. General socializing is also encouraged.

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Sunday
Aug 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
Aug 19
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland is aimed at helping entrepreneurs find co-founders, advisers & interns and to build strong, core founding teams.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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

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

See you there!

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Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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Wednesday
Aug 20
Sass — It’s More Than Just Variables In Your CSS
ISITE Design

Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets (Sass) make working with CSS really freakin’ fun. Although variables (yeah, variables in your CSS, how cool is that!) are often highlighted when talking about CSS preprocessers, Sass is so much more.

We’ll discuss, with practical examples, other major features of the language such as functions, mixins, placeholder classes and selector nesting.

Our Presenter, Taylor Dewey

Giving life to creative ideas is the motivation that has been driving Taylor to make websites since 1998. More recently he is fueled by a goal to work with passionate people to create products that people love to use.

Taylor chose to work with the web because it is a medium where creativity and technology meld and, as a virtual product, constantly evolves into something better. He works for 10up creating user experience strategy, engineering interfaces, developing, and supporting high impact, complex, and innovative content centered digital experiences. Or, in short: he creates really awesome websites that make online publishing simple.

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Friday
Aug 22
Front-End Design Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Front-End Conf is a paid conference that has been run in Florida for the past 5 years. It will feature 7 speakers on the first day and some local meetups on day two.

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Research Club Summer Camp at Silver Falls State Park
Silver Falls State Park

It’s happening again!

Join us for three days of activities, hiking, workshops, storytelling, brunch, and misbehavior. We’ll have a gourmet dinner on Sunday night, and activities throughout the week.

At night we’ll gather round the big fire pit and tell stories RC style — nerdy and enthusiastic. Field trips and movie nights TBA!

Got a talent to share or a group activity you’d like to run? Get in touch! info@research-club.org

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Saturday
Aug 23
PyLadies Code & Learn
26 Cafe

Come code with us! All experience levels welcome. It's an opportunity to start and work on group projects together, or share something you've been working on with others.  If you're looking for inspiration or an idea to get going, we're happy to chat you up. General socializing is also encouraged.

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Sunday
Aug 24
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

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

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

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Aug 25
Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Tuesday
Aug 26
PDX Women in Tech Happy Hour Networking Event
Elemental Technologies

Come join an amazing group of people at Elemental Technologies! There will be food, wine, beer, and great conversation! Be sure to find Joan Morgan, QA Engineer at Elemental. Read our newsletter for more fun facts about her; it's a great conversation starter!

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

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Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

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

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

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RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

While this is a public event open to any interested parties, our target audience are folks experienced with information security in a professional capacity.

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

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

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Wednesday
Aug 27
Ruby Lunch
TILT Pearl District

Eat lunch and chat about all things Ruby-related.

PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Scott Anderson will present about the build and integration processes they use at Walmart Labs:

  • team dev processes
    • pull requests
    • Jira / git integration
  • Xctest & KIF functional testing
  • Jenkins
    • code coverage metrics
    • task tracking
    • build reports
    • automated builds to test flight

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

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

The agenda for this meeting has not been determined yet. Send us a message if you would like to give a talk!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins (luc@janrain.com) and Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us).

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Saturday
Aug 30
PyLadies Code & Learn
Bare Bones Cafe

Come code with us! All experience levels welcome. It's an opportunity to start and work on group projects together, or share something you've been working on with others.  If you're looking for inspiration or an idea to get going, we're happy to chat you up. General socializing is also encouraged.

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Tuesday
Sep 2
Lesbians Who Tech // PDX happy hour
West Cafe Website
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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Thursday
Sep 4
UX Book Club PDX is talking about Erving Goffman's classic "Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior"
Mozilla

We're following on from July's excellent discussion on Sam Ladner's Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector with a classic from sociologist Erving Goffman.

"Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior" is one of several classic books by Goffman, and one that is studied by UX researchers. The book is a collection of six essays: "On Face-work", "Embarrassment and Social Organization", "The Nature of Deference and Demeanor", "Alienation from Interaction", "Mental Symptoms and Public Order", and "Where the Action Is". If you want to brush up on your understanding of people, this is one of the books for you.

If you haven't finished the book, but still want to come along and talk, the please do—we'd love to see you.

UX Book Club PDX is talking about Erving Goffman's classic "Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior"
Mozilla

We're following on from July's excellent discussion on Sam Ladner's Practical Ethnography: A Guide to Doing Ethnography in the Private Sector with a classic from sociologist Erving Goffman, who was considered the most influential American sociologist of the twentieth century.

"Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior" is one of several classic books by Goffman, and one that is studied by UX researchers. The book is a collection of six essays: "On Face-work", "Embarrassment and Social Organization", "The Nature of Deference and Demeanor", "Alienation from Interaction", "Mental Symptoms and Public Order", and "Where the Action Is". If you want to brush up on your understanding of people, this is one of the books for you.

If you haven't finished the book, but still want to come along and talk, the please do—we'd love to see you.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Friday
Sep 5
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Saturday
Sep 6
PyLadies Code & Learn
Bare Bones Cafe

Come code with us! All experience levels welcome. It's an opportunity to start and work on group projects together, or share something you've been working on with others.  If you're looking for inspiration or an idea to get going, we're happy to chat you up. General socializing is also encouraged.

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Monday
Sep 8
Portland Seed Fund- Pitch for a Beer!
McMenamins Ringlers Pub (NOT Annex)

Working on a startup? Have an interesting business idea that's going to disrupt the market?

Come enjoy pizza and beer on us and pitch that idea to Portland Seed Fund, a professionally managed early-venture fund with 46 seed and early stage investments.

You'll have two minutes to pitch PSF alumni, fund managers and mentors, with one tough question served up by a panel of Portland Seed Fund portfolio founders. There will also be time for you to learn more about becoming a Portland Seed Fund company from the alumni who've been through it.

Space is limited and exclusive to those pitching; pre-registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-seed-fund-pitch-for-a-beer-tickets-12401072943

When: Monday September 8, 2014

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

Where: McMenamins Ringlers Pub (NOT Annex)

1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Questions? Please email us at: info@portlandseedfund.com

Learn more about Portland Seed Fund: http://www.portlandseedfund.com

This event is a lot of fun, don't miss it!

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Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Wednesday
Sep 10
SFWA Pacific Northwest Reader Series
McMenamins Kennedy School

The greater Pacific Northwest is home to Ursula K. Le Guin, Kay Kenyon, Jay Lake, Nancy Kress, Brent Weeks, Ted Chiang and Ramona Quimby. Although Ramona isn't known for her Science Fiction and Fantasy escapades, the rest are, and will be celebrated as part of the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local authors.

Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next Portland event will be held on Wednesday, September 10 and will feature Eileen Gunn, Patrick Swenson, and Wendy Wagner. Set in the pub-like atmosphere of the McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, OR, events begin at 7:00 pm, and end by 8:30 pm.

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

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

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Saturday
Sep 13
WhereCampPDX 7
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Portland's favorite annual geography unconference is back again! Stay tuned for more details.

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PyLadies Code & Learn
Bare Bones Cafe

Come code with us! All experience levels welcome. It's an opportunity to start and work on group projects together, or share something you've been working on with others.  If you're looking for inspiration or an idea to get going, we're happy to chat you up. General socializing is also encouraged.

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Monday
Sep 15
BESTFest
through Website
BarCamp 8 Planning Re-Start
Vidyo (Remote)

Remote participation link: https://v.mozilla.com/flex.html?roomdirect.html&key=Uc9zNxNaK26f

(If this is your first time participating, or you haven't participated in a long while, you'll be prompted to download and install the Vidyo client software. It is cross-platform and should only take a few minutes.)


Interested in helping make BarCamp 8 happen? Join us for an open planning meeting.

What is BarCamp?

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at BarCamp. When you arrive on Friday, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants.

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Tuesday
Sep 16
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Wednesday
Sep 17
Animation and the Future of UX!
ISITE Design

Since the Era of Flash, web animation has had a bad reputation: distracting, baroque, decorative, flash without substance. But with web and mobile sites adopting increasingly app-like interfaces, animation has become mission-critical to optimizing the user’s experience.

Learn the science behind “tweening” and offloading mental models to the visual cortex. Discover the secrets animation studios use to coordinate massive efforts when designing in the 4th dimension. See all seven animation techniques working together on actual web sites people use today. Rachel Nabors has traveled the world spreading the philosophy and techniques behind web animation, and she’s bringing it home to Portland.

Our Presenter, Rachel Nabors

Rachel Nabors is an interaction developer, award-winning cartoonist, and host of the Infinite Canvas Screencast. She deftly blends the art of traditional storytelling with digital media to “tell better stories through code” at her interaction studio, Tin Magpie. You can catch up with her at rachelnabors.com.

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Thursday
Sep 18
PDMA Monthly: Competitive Analysis – ‘Beyond Google’
Lucky Labrador Public House Multnomah Village

more to come

Sunday
Sep 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Sep 22
Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Tuesday
Sep 23
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

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

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

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Wednesday
Sep 24
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Todd Bates will present about OpenCV, Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

The agenda for this meeting has not been determined yet. Send us a message if you would like to give a talk!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins (luc@janrain.com) and Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us).

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Sunday
Sep 28
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

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

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

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Oct 3
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Monday
Oct 6
Delight Conference 2014
through Portland Art Museum

Delight is a two-day conference in Portland, Oregon for brands and professionals who care about making experiences people love. The event gathers leaders working at the intersection of business, design and technology in an intimate forum that encourages big ideas, interactive discussions and lasting connections. The 2014 schedule features a single, shared experience main event on day one followed by a second day of deep-dive discussions, peer-led sessions, and breakout workshops. As part of Design Week Portland, Delight attendees can take advantage of dozens of additional talks, events, and after hours gatherings.

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Thursday
Oct 9
Portland Commodore Users Group
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Station 61)

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

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Saturday
Oct 11
Graphic Portland Festival
Old Church

A community driven competition that challenges participants through the use of Video, Lighting, and Interactive Media to stimulate the creation of spectacular illumination installations.

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Saturday
Oct 18
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center

NOTE: DATES HAVE CHANGED.

Retro Gaming Expo, Inc. is a Portland, Oregon-based 501(c)4 non-profit cooperative organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for classic video and arcade games through the presentation of events and conventions that celebrate the historic contribution video games have made and continue to make in popular culture.

Speakers, auction, hundreds of games to play, nerdy music, buy/sell/trade, gaming tournaments, and more.

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Sunday
Oct 19
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
Oct 20
PNSQC 2014
through World Trade Center

PNSQC's theme this year is "Bridges to Quality". See our website for detailed information about speakers and other activities.

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Tuesday
Oct 21
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Wednesday
Oct 22
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Ken Luke will present about iOS Assembly Language, Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

The agenda for this meeting has not been determined yet. Send us a message if you would like to give a talk!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins (luc@janrain.com) and Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us).

Website
Sunday
Oct 26
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

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

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

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Oct 28
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

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

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

Website
Friday
Nov 7
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

Website
Thursday
Nov 13
Portland Commodore Users Group
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Station 61)

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

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Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

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Sunday
Nov 16
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Nov 18
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Wednesday
Nov 19
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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

Scott Neal will present about AF Networking, Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

Sunday
Nov 23
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

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

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

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Nov 25
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

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

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

Website
Friday
Dec 5
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Dec 16
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Sunday
Dec 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Jan 28, 2015
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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