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Wednesday
Apr 23
Lean Coffee
New Relic

Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

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Portland Code School Happy Hour
Paymaster Lounge

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Talk: Intro to Graph Databases
Epicodus

Graph Databases are a powerful and intuitive way to store and model ‘connected data.’ Huston Hedinger, Founder and CEO of GraphAlchemist, will give a 20 minute lightning talk getting started with Neo4j, the worlds leading Graph database. Additionally, he will share visualization from Alchemy.js, GraphAlchemist’s (almost) open source project, for visualizing graph data.

Show Me the Money! A Seminar for Start-up Companies and Business Owners
Tonkon Torp LLP

Meet the Funders. This seminar will feature a panel discussion with representatives from the "funding" sector.

  • Scott Sandler, Fund Manager at Oregon Angel Fund

  • Angela Jackson or Jim Huston, Co-Managing Directors from Portland Seed Fund

  • Nitin Rai, President of TiE Oregon and angel investor

  • Irving Levin, serial entrepreneur and active angel investor

4:00 - 4:15 PM Arrival and networking

4:15 - 5:15 PM Panel Presentation

5:15 - 6:00 PM Wine, Beer & Appetizer Reception

This is a free event, but you do have to register by emailing: jeremy.tiedeman@tonkon.com.

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Beginner's coding night
Epicodus

Every Wednesday, Epicodus opens its office to beginner coders who want guidance about how to start learning to code, help with particular coding problems, or just a place to work for a couple hours with other beginners!

PDX Python Presentation Night
Urban Airship Inc

Come join us for Pythonic talks!

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

This month:

  • Small Languages by Andrew Lorente Writing parsers for languages is easier than you might think. When you want to structure some data in a text format, it's entirely feasible to define a language for expressing that data.

  • From the trenches: Optimizing using concurrency in Python 2 by Brett Carter

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

RSVP at Meetup

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

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Homebrew Website Club PDX
Esri R&D Center, Portland (New Office Location!)

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 will be held concurrently with the Homebrew Website Club meeting in San Francisco with a remote video link between the two sites!

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PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Lightning Talks
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.

This is the meeting where we will have LIGHTNING TALKS!

I encourage everyone to give a talk—especially anyone who has not given a talk at a user group meeting before. This is a great opportunity to practice speaking with a bite-size time slot. I (Jesse) have found that giving presentations is a good way to get name/face recognition, which has opened a lot of doors for me. And this will be a context where there will be other people speaking who have also not given a talk before.

Talks will be 5 minute presentations, with or without slides or other visual aids of your choosing. Choose any topic that interests you—so long as it is safe-for-work.

If you would like to give a talk, send an email to Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us) to be added to the list. If you are going to use slides please send a copy to the same address so that we can have everybody's presentations ready to go on one computer. Sign up first and send the slides later if you need time to make the slides. Slots will be first-come, first-served. We have time for 12–14 presentations.

I wanted to include some tips for anyone who has not given a lightning talk before:

  • Practice! Do your talk out loud a few times in front a friend, mirror, an empty room, or whatever. Time yourself while practicing. You will feel silly doing this. But it is the only way to make sure that you are prepared to get the most use out of your five minutes. That is a very short time slot. Practicing will help you to focus on important points, and will help you to avoid points that you might otherwise stumble over.

  • Speak slowly, and take pauses while you are speaking. When I am in front of a room full of people, I have a tendency to worry that I am wasting a lot of people's time, which makes me want to rush and to talk too fast. I think that this is a common reaction. You can give a better talk by resisting the temptation to hurry. Pausing between points, or when you need a moment to collect your thoughts, will give your audience opportunity to digest your points. Remember that a pause that feels long and awkward to you probably does not feel that way to your audience.

  • If you use slides, my suggestion is to use at most 10 slides. That is one slide for every 30 seconds of speaking time. Your slide count is one way to estimate whether you are trying to fit in too much material for the given time.

  • It is preferable to cover one point well than to go over five points hastily. Think about what the core point of your talk is, and how much you can take out while still conveying that point.

  • Have some water handy—public speaking tends to lead to cottonmouth.

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 and Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us).

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Thursday
Apr 24
Oregon Tech Awards
Portland Art Museum Website
PDXNode presents Nodeschool.io
Urban Airship Inc

Details and registration: https://ti.to/pdxnode/nodeschool

This time through, we'll be offering:

• Learn You Node • Stream Adventure • Level Me Up Scotty!

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CodePDX: Languages from 30,000 feet.
New Relic

Join us for the 2nd CodePDX meeting!

Ever wondered what makes one programming language better than another? Why some languages have died in popularity over the years?

Adron Hall will be giving us an over view of various different languages of the past and present.

Whether you've never written a line of code, or simply want to get a more wholesome idea of the language landscape, you should come.

Please RSVP so that we can get a rough headcount for pizza.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors New Relic and Twilio for the venue and pizza.

Questions? Contact Colby @ colby@aley.me

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AEPDX Presents The Burst
52Ltd.

The Burst is a rather unique spin the bottle between Portland’s top Illustrators and Motion Designers. We’re giving teams an entire week to collaborate and show Portland what they are made of.

Each randomly paired up team (1 Illustrator and 1 Motion Designer) has exactly 1 week to put their heads together to design and animate a 15-30 second masterpiece. We reveal the theme and then cut everyone loose. After a week we get together and throw a big party in their honor. Join us for that party and see what happens when you pair up random creatives.

Seating is limited so RSVP today

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April PAGDIG/IGDA Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Stop by this month's PDX game developer get-together and check out what the community is thinking about and what they are working on. Eat pizza and enjoy beverages while doing so.

Stuck on anything? Need advice or a sounding board or a playtest? We shall provide these things to the best of our ability while stuffing our faces.

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GNOME Happy Hour
Ecliptic Brewing

GNOME recently released 3.12, help us celebrate the release! If you don't know what GNOME is or what Free Software is, come over and find out about one of the most interesting and sometimes controversial free and open source projects out there. The hosts are Sriram Ramkrishna - Director of the GNOME Foundation and Ikey Doherty - who wrote his own desktop based on GNOME technologies.

The GNOME Foundation also runs the popular Outreach Program for Women (https://gnome.org/opw/)

http://www.gnome.org/

Hope to see you all there. Look for the GNOME trademark :)

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Friday
Apr 25
Galois tech talk: A Gentle Introduction to Hiding Usage Patterns
Galois, Inc

abstract: What if you want to store encrypted files on an untrusted Cloud Server in such a way that Server does not even know if you are editing the same file today as you were yesterday, or anything else about your usage patterns other than total amount of traffic to the Server? Clearly, no matter how strong of an encryption you use, access pattern is revealed: Cloud Server can simply track where on the hard drive you read/write from – clearly encryption does not hide that information. One naive solution to prevent revealing access pattern to the Server is to simply read all your data back from the Server and re-write your entire data back to Server in its entirety for each read/write. This works, but it is clearly impractical. Oblivious Random Access Memory (ORAM) is an algorithm that allows you to completely hide arbitrary access pattern in an efficient manner. In this talk, I will describe Oblivious RAM from the ground up, starting from my own Ph.D. thesis work on this topic (STOC 1990, MIT Ph.D. 1992) which showed the first efficient ORAM. The Journal Version of this work gained over 450 references according to Google Scholar [Ostrovsky-Goldreich JACM 1996] and ORAM became an important area of research in Cryptography in the last 5 years. I will describe surprising connections of ORAM to (1) tamper-proof embedded systems, (2) Software Protection (3) Secure Multi-Party and Secure Two Party Computation as well as (4) ways to securely compile programs with loops, “goto” statements, recursion, etc. into Garbled programs without “unrolling” the execution path, yet not revealing anything about the execution path. I will also compare and contrast ORAM to Single-Server Private Information Retrieval (Single-server PIR), which I co-invented with Kushilevitz in 1997, and explain important differences of these two models. The talk will be self-contained and accessible to the general audience.

Speaker bio: Rafail Ostrovsky is a Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Mathematics at UCLA and co-founder of Stealth Software Technologies, Inc. He has over 200 papers published in refereed journals and conferences and has 11 U.S. Patents issued. In 2013, Dr. Ostrovsky was inducted as an IACR (International Association of Cryptologic Research) Fellow. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing and has served on 38 international conference Program Committees including serving as a PC chair of FOCS 2011. He is a member of the Editorial Board of JACM, the Editorial Board of Algorithmica; and the Editorial Board of Journal of Cryptology; he serves on the Editorial and Advisory Board of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security and is a member of the steering committee of the international symposium of Security in Communication Networks (SCN). He is a recipient of multiple academic awards and honors and has google h-index factor of 55. At UCLA, Prof. Ostrovsky heads security and cryptography multi-disciplinary Research Center (http://www.cs.ucla.edu/security/) at Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Founders Seeking Co-founders
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Looking for cofounders - or maybe developers or ??? Give a 1 minute pitch about your business, and what kinds of people/skills you need.

Looking for a startup to join? Or are you a developer looking for a project? Give a 1 minute pitch about how you can help a startup.

Short pitches, networking, pizza and beverages. This event is always fun - and yes, people have found cofounders! Join us.

Date/Time: Friday, April 24, 4pm-5:30pm Location: OTBC 8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C, Beaverton, OR 97008

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Saturday
Apr 26
Portland 3D Printing Lab - FIELD TRIP!
ProtoPlant

Come visit the offices of ProtoPlant and learn how 3D Printer filament (the plastic build material) is made. This is an Open House, so come anytime and spend some time with the team. Don't forget to RSVP so they can plan properly. If we get enough signups, I hear there's a small surprise in store for us. :) Post questions in the comments!

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Soft Circuits at Lovecraft, An LED Crafty Workshop
Lovecraft Bar

Join us for another edition of introductory lessons into the world of soft circuits!

Who: Anyone 21+ years old, who wants to learn how to add an LED and switch to an article of clothing, stuffed animal, or fabric based accessory.

All skill levels of sewing and electronics are welcome!

Cost: $5 covers basic materials + sliding scale workshop fee $5-15

Things to bring with you: A stuffed animal, article of clothing, or fabric based accessory, or anything else you want to add some electronic bling to (non- stretchy materials work best)

Scissors

Needle nose pliers

Head lamp (I have a few lamps. However, we are sewing in a bar with limited lighting and your eyes may appreciate additional light.)

non-conductive cotton or polyester thread that coordinates with your fabric.

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Sunday
Apr 27
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
Apr 28
Rentrak Hackathon
Rentrak - Downtown

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

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

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

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Crafty Circuits
Flux

Interested in wearable and physical computing, and crafts? Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

You bring your projects and supplies.

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We can answer some of your soft circuit questions, share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Things to note:

*This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

*Some components will be available for purchase. Please contact Cat (blinkycatbot@gmail.com) if there's something specific you want available for your project.

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Mobile Portland — Choosing The Right Stack for Mobile
Urban Airship Inc

The problem: You are an enterprise or startup with some desktop offerings, and the writing on the wall has turned into the tattoo on your forehead. The time has come to turn some or all of your money printing machine into something that can be easily accessed and used on smartphones and tablets.

The solution: It depends.

It is also the topic of Dee Madden’s presentation at Mobile Portland this month: “Choosing The Right Stack for Mobile: The Pros And Cons of Each”

The topic of Native vs Hybrid vs Pure Web vs Shared Codebase vs Whatever is a well worn one, but dynamic and ever-changing, nonetheless. In this presentation, Dee will examine the current landscape, with a pragmatic approach that holds all solutions equal. He will cover the pluses and minuses of each, and how to leverage the more endearing traits of one over the other as the best solution for the problem at hand.

Among the stacks covered are:

  • Native
  • Hybrid “Shrinkwrap” solutions – a focus on PhoneGap, with some discussion of the others, such as Appcelerator and Sencha
  • Roll-your-own Hybrid – hybrid built with a custom native container
  • Drive-Through Hybrid – Codiqa
  • Shared Codebase – Xamarin, with a dusting of the Ruby-based Rhodes framework

Throughout, Dee will show some working examples of some of these, providing some concrete examples of the advantages of each, and some of the pitfalls that can come with them as applications evolve, with an anecdote or two for good measure.

Come on out and kick the shindig in the shins! Dee will have his shinguards on!

About Our Speaker

Dee Madden Mobile Solutions Consultant, SoftSource Consulting

Dee Madden is a Software Developer with over 16 years experience in building software, having done everything from Development, to Quality Assurance, Project Management, and Agile / SCRUM Coaching. For well over the last 3 of those years, He has been consumed with a passion for all things mobile and bleeding edge HTML/CSS/Javascript tech. He began life as a Punk Rock Musician and Multimedia Artist. Building from that, and a trip back to the house of higher learning, he found his way into designing and writing software.

Currently, he works as an Mobile Solutions Consultant, Full Stack Developer, and Instructor for SoftSource Consulting.

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North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

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Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

This week we will do introductions and 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.

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

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

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Tuesday
Apr 29
Portland Community College 17th Annual Job Fair at Cascade Campus
Cascade Campus Gymnasium

Portland Community College 17th Annual Job Fair at Cascade Campus Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11 am – 3pm Cascade Campus Gymnasium 705 N Killingsworth St.

Free and open to all job seekers Find out more: www.pcc.edu/cascadejobfair Come network with employers representing a variety of industries.

Be one of the first 100 people to sign up on the day of the Job Fair and receive a free professional profile photo.

Free day of fair seminars:

• 11:30 Résumé Writing with Kristina Turney, Professional Recruiter

• 12:30 Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies author Joshua Waldman

• 1:30 Career Coach Barbara Barde

• 2:00 Interview Tips with Toastmasters

• 2:30 Networking Whisperer, Cleon Cox author of The 50 Most Asked Questions from the Newly Unemployed

If you have additional questions, call 971.722.5600 or cconnect@pcc.edu

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Portland 3D Printing Lab
ISITE Design

In March 64 Layer Geeks explored the many options for 3D scanning and got to see large format industrial prints. We kicked off with a high-level overview of what 3D printing is and how it's used. Next, people had a minute to shout out about their projects. Mortuary applications for 3D printing- unforgettable! Then, we took a look at updates in the industry and talked about how we, as a community, can work together. Next, Skylr of 3Digitize.us scanned a slice of pizza and showed us the many ways to do it. Next, Alex of ProtoPlant regaled us with stories of printing on industrial machines, showing us actual large-format prints as well as finely detailed chainmail.

In April, we'll take a look at how 3D printing is literally changing lives by giving people back the use of their limbs.

Agenda follows: 0600p : 3D printing for Beginners (optional for pros!)

0630p : Networking over light food/beverages

0730p : Intro

0740p : Community Time - 2 minutes to ask a question or show off your project

0750p : Ivan Owen - co-creator of the original 3D printed hand prosthetic and supporter of the e-NABLE project

0830p : More Networking! Note 1: If you'd like to bring a printer, please contact the group organizer, so we can set aside table space.

Note 2: If you have a project or business you'd like to talk about, please contact the group organizer by private message. We're looking for 15-20 minute presentations. Slides aren't necessary, but we have access to a projector and plenty of table space. Good examples would be demonstrations of a new technique/tool, an overview of a service you provide, a unique project you've modeled/printed, etc. If you know a great speaker, please refer them! Please share this with your network and bring your imagination and enthusiasm.

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Hacks/Hackers PDX April Meetup
Mozilla

• 6:30 - 7:00: Networking


• 7:00 - 7:15: Ed Borasky will give a wrap-up of the most interesting projects shown at the NICAR 2014 conference in Baltimore.

• 7:15 - 7:45: Catherine Nikolovski of Hack Oregon will talk about mining and visualizing the ORESTAR campaign finance database. She'll also talk about a new project called BallotPath, which will deliver a complete list of all elected officials, from school district up to Governor and Senator to a voter based on location.

• 7:45 - ??: Hands-on tool gathering. Bring your laptop, and an 8 GB or bigger USB stick (or writable DVD if you must). Ed will have copies of OSGeo Live, Tails and of course CompJournoStick.

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Wednesday
Apr 30
April 2014 Open House & Potluck at Collective Agency 9am-5pm
Collective Agency

Wednesday, April 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!"

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)

• 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 almost 60 members, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/632633636830053/

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Beginner's coding night
Epicodus

Every Wednesday, Epicodus opens its office to beginner coders who want guidance about how to start learning to code, help with particular coding problems, or just a place to work for a couple hours with other beginners.

Data Visualizations in R presented by Mary Anne Thygesen
Little Bird

Everyone and their dog are turning out graphs of social networks. My helpers are Bonnie and Vinson.

With their help I will construct visualizations of interesting data using R and its libraries. R does a very nice job of pulling in the data then visualizing it. I will present a few libraries from R. gRim, gRain, gRbase, gRapHD, igraph, Rgraphviz.

The talk will have more pretty pictures of data visualizations than code and theory. Enough Theory so that you will be able to tell if your results pass the smell test. Or in others words how confident you can be with your results. All the R code will be available. One of the books that I am basing this talk on is: Graphical models with R by Soren Hojsgaard, David Edwards and Steffen Lauritzen published by Springer

An example dataset in the book is carcass. I will come up with data to replace this data set. Although Bonnie and Vinson approve of the data set.

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Showcase Showoff: Portland Code School Graduate Debut!
New Relic

It's graduation time at Portland Code School!


Come celebrate with us and find your next great team member!

Enjoy an evening of capstones and cocktails. We'll introduce our program and curriculum, and our graduates will be available to show off their awesome capstone web apps.

Here are some of their amazing projects:


  • Garden Exchange

A mobile web site that connects people who love gardening and sharing food with others. The app allows gardeners to offer their excess bounty and to find others with food to share. The concept can be expanded to other sharing communities.

  • Littleboxes

A marketplace for “docker" Linux containers, providing categorization, previews, ratings, and community. This is being developed in collaboration with a local business and contains proprietary technology.

  • Seattle Alerts

A web site that makes civic data more accessible to citizens, making Seattle 911 calls available in a variety of formats including mapped by neighborhood and filtered for specific time periods.

  • Delucia

A responsive web site for sports trainers to advertise services, schedule appointments, accept credit card payments, and track customer engagement. Developed for a specific real-world client, it can be extended to any number of personal service business types.

  • ClimbingBuddyPDX

A web application to help climbers in the Portland area find people to climb with on short notice.

  • TinyTable

A responsive, educational web app designed for chemistry students and teachers to test knowledge of the periodic table

  • Breeze

An application for wind surfers and kite boarders to see current and forecasted wind conditions in several popular spots along the Columbia River Gorge.

  • FoodFight

A game that displays in-arena food awards associated with all of the day's NBA games and allows a player to play along at home with one pick per day -- and WIN FOOD!!! (or pictures thereof.)

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Science Fiction Reading - 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.

The next event will feature Mike Moscoe with Leah Cutter & Ray Vukcevich

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PIE application deadline
through Online

PIE, an early stage startup accelerator, is accepting applications for its fourth class. They are due by 11:59PM PT on April 30, 2014.

PIE has been helping early stage startups in Portland for five years. Alums include Urban Airship, Simple, Athletepath, Cloudability, Little Bird, Lytics, Stand In, Switchboard, and Orchestrate, among many others. We tend to work best with platforms and enabling technologies, but we encourage all types of tech startups to apply.

Applications may be submitted through the PIE site or via http://angel.co/piepdx/apply

Questions? info@piepdx.com

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Thursday
May 1
TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator
Join us for TiE Pearl Pitch Club - a series of sessions where you can practice your pitching skills.

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

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.

We will offer refreshments at the TiE Pearl Incubator before and during our session, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.

Pitch Club is open to all TiE Members (free), as well as the public ($25). 
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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

This month's topic TBA

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
May 2
AgilePDX Downtown Pub Lunch: What Exactly IS an Agile Project Manager?
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

The April attendees chose a topic that should generate a dynamic discussion May:

What exactly is an ‘agile project manager’?

What value do ‘project managers’ or ‘agile project managers’ add to an agile organization? They sit outside the team and coordinate between teams, right? Or something else?

How should they interface with the team? Isn’t what we’re talking about actually program management or release management? If you have teams on different release cycles, someone needs to coordinate all that so they deliver together? What exactly is an ‘agile project manager’ and how can they add value? What if you’re being pushed to have a project manager? How do they fit in? Should agile organizations be leveraging the PMI-ACP?

Come with your opinions, your experiences, and with your expertise.

We start at 12p and end at 1p. Strive to be on time: we do. RSVP's appreciated but not required. You'll find us in the back room.

See you there!

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Saturday
May 3
Portland Windows Phone Day
ISITE Design

Get FREE training and expert help to build and publish your apps for Windows devices.


Are you finally ready to start developing for mobile devices? Perhaps you're interested in learning what's new in Windows Phone 8.1 and how to build universal apps that can be published in both the Windows and Windows Phone Stores? The Portland Windows Phone Day will help you get your app closer to completion and get that much closer to putting the app in the store. In fact we expect many developers will have their application already uploaded to the store by the end of the day.


While previous events have focused around "learning" to build for Windows and Windows Phone, the focus of this event is geared towards doing the work and helping you "publish" your apps. Whether you’re a first-time developer, or a seasoned pro who wants to take advantage of new features in Windows Phone 8.1, this event is for you.


Agenda

8:30 am: Registration/Check-in
9:00 am: Welcome and overview of DVLUP. Info on prizes.
9:30 am: App Studio walk through - create an app before lunch.
10:00 am: Hack/Create apps
12:30 pm: Lunch, sponsored by TEK Systems
1:30 pm: Advance talk on Windows Phone development.
2:00 pm: Hacking continues
5:30 pm: Dinner, sponsored by DVLUP.
8:00 pm: Giveaways, goodbyes and hacking continues at home.


All day: Experts available on hand to help out with any Windows Phone related questions you may have.


Prizes

  • Everyone who works on an app on the day of the event will receive $50 AdDuplex credit to help get their app in front of mass audiences.
  • Everyone who works on an app on the day of the event will be entered into a raffle to win a surprise!
  • Everyone who creates a new Windows Phone or Windows 8 app in a rolling 30 day period can enter to win up to $1,000 every month at http://j.mp/IAmAWinner
  • Everyone who updates an existing app or uploads a new app to the Windows Phone store within 3 weeks of the event (May-3 to May-24) and submits to a challenge in DVLUP by May-28 will be entered into a raffle to win one of the following:
    • Nokia Lumia Hero device of their choice.
    • AdDuplex credit worth $1,000

Space is limited so be sure to REGISTER NOW!

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Monday
May 5
SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

The SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference is the largest conference in North America dedicated to software architecture.

In 2014, the SATURN Conference will celebrate its 10th year. Each year, SATURN attracts an international audience of practicing software architects, industry thought leaders, developers, technical managers, and researchers to share ideas, insights, and experience about effective architecture-centric practices for developing and maintaining software-intensive systems.

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Write the Docs
through TBD - Portland Website
Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

This week we will do introductions and 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.

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

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

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Tuesday
May 6
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

We'll have pizza 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 with beer & snacks.

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 28th 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 28th 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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Nerd Nite Portland #15 – I Will Revive: Using Naloxone to Reverse Overdoses
Mission Theater

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet soundly academic vibe. We aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square.

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $8.00* suggested cover at the door

This Nerd Nite will feature several speakers on one topic.

Oregon has one of the highest rates in the country for illicit use of prescription opiates. Overdose deaths rose 400 percent from 2000 to 2011. But since last July, naloxone – a drug long used by emergency medical personnel to reverse an opiate overdose – has been made available to trained lay people and more than 600 people have been trained in how to use the drug. Meet the men and women from the Multnomah County Health Department and Outside In as they discuss what naloxone is, what it does, and how it has already saved more than 200 lives.

Facebook Event Page

Meetup Event Page


*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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Wednesday
May 7
Lean Coffee
New Relic

Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

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WebVisions PDX
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, UX, digital media and technology with a badass lineup of speakers: Maria Giudice (Facebook), Tomer Sharon (Google), Internet legend Tim Bray, Brian David Johnson (author and Intel futurist), John Carlin (Funny Garbage) and more!

Early Bird rates end March 26!

Register today!

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Esri R&D Center Office Warming!
Esri R&D Center, Portland (New Office Location!)

The Esri R&D Center has moved to a new, bigger, better office! We would love it if you came to celebrate with us in the new space.

In addition, we will be celebrating both Geoloqi's 4 year anniversary, and Amber Case's birthday! So many celebrations!

There will be both food and beverage to help aid in the festivities.

Tech + Pong Spring Tournament SE PDX
AltSource

This is a pong tournament not to be missed!

Two Tournament Brackets:

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

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

Attending Options:

1) Interested in just drinking beer and watching? Cool! RSVP for this event so we get a headcount.

2) Want to compete? If so, please email Kevin Long at klong@crowdcompass.com with the following info: A) Which of the two brackets you want to compete in, B) The name of the company you are representing and C) Your contact information for scheduling.

All - Please RSVP so we can get a head count.

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CHIFOO Meeting: Speaking the Language of Meta-Principles: Consistency, Hierarchy, and Personality
ISITE Design Community Room

Speaking the Language of Meta-Principles: Consistency, Hierarchy, and Personality with Deborah Levinson, Nimble Partners

When designing or redesigning an application, Nimble Partners focuses on three core principles: consistency, hierarchy, and personality. We can think of these principles as if they’re part of a language. Consistency and hierarchy are the grammar people learn while using an application: the basic elements that define how a language is spoken. The “words” we speak—that is, the visual design characteristics we choose to convey a message—create an application’s personality. These principles are so fundamental to creating successful interfaces that we call them “meta-principles.” While technology that affects interfaces changes, the underlying meta-principles hold true.

Nimble Partners arrived at these three meta-principles after years of heuristic reviews, usability studies, and informal observation of digital applications. In this talk, Deborah will introduce these principles and show how they apply in examples, including a case study redesign of a web and mobile application to help users track diet and exercise.

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Thursday
May 8
Sales - What Founders Need to Know
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)
Sales - What Founders Need to Know, May 8, 4pm
    As an entrepreneur, you may be new to sales.  But almost everything you do involves sales.  In this sales
    seminar for non-sales people, Jeff Scheider will arm you with information that will make you
    a more effective sales person.  

Learn more.

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

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

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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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UX Happy Hour
Bye and Bye

For May, we'll be giving some UX love to Northeast for the first time! To help us figure out how much space we might need, you can optionally RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and anyone else interested in chatting about user experience.

As the name indicates, it's just beer and hanging out!

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Tech/Design Social Over a whisky tasting? Yes, indeed!
Voicebox Karaoke SE

In an attempt to bring the tech and design communities together, this is a fun idea to do a whisky tasting given that WhiskeyFestNW is coming up this same weekend. This event isn't affiliated with that, it's a standalone event, sponsored by Compass Box Whisky, who just won Innovator of the Year award from the World Whisky Awards 2014. And, it's FREE!

In the spirit of innovation, tasting the perfect melding of technology and design, come on out and meet some new people and try a few whiskies.

This is pure socializing, though there are experts on hand to answer all of your questions. This craft blending company was a startup, just like any startup and it's inspiring to see companies really succeed in getting their product to market. Heck, you might learn something or just get drunk. Either way, see you there. FREE!

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PDX Big Data Discussion Group
Engine Yard

"No talks. One paper per month, no obligation to read it."

This month's paper is Profiler: Integrated Statistical Analysis and Visualization for Data Quality Assessment by Kandel et al. Read it or don't - the goal is just to have something to start conversations. "Did you read the paper?" will do nicely.

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

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Friday
May 9
AT&T Art+Tech Hackathon - Seattle
through Ratio HQ

Love building apps? Seattle, just a 3 hr drive away? Come explore the intersection of art, technology, and nature at the first Art & Technology hackathon for Bees in Seattle! In this 24-hour event, we'll join creative artists with developers and beekeepers to create new interactive artworks that matter. The goal of the weekend is to create artwork related to Flight Path Bee Project that will hopefully be considered for our very own Seatac Airport!

Show off your skills, get some great networking in, be fed, and possibly win some prizes too.

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Monday
May 12
Crafty Circuits
Flux

Interested in wearable and physical computing, and crafts? Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

You bring your projects and supplies.

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We can answer some of your soft circuit questions, share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Things to note:

*This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

*Some components will be available for purchase. Please contact Cat (blinkycatbot@gmail.com) if there's something specific you want available for your project.

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Tuesday
May 13
Stories of a CFO with Kelly Lang, CFO, Tripwire | CFO Leadership Exchange
TBD - Portland Website
Puzzled Pint
???

Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

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UX Book Club PDX discussing George Lakoff's Metaphors We Live By
Mozilla

Join us to discuss George Lakoff's classic Metaphors We Live By.

This is a book that changed people's understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects.

Sound interesting? Then come along and talk! Also: there will be beer :)

If you haven't managed to finish the book before the event, please feel free to come along and join the discussion.

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Wednesday
May 14
Outsourcing Engineering (Risks and Rewards) | Technology and IP Forum
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Manual to Automation-what is the Road map for QA?

Anyone following recent market trends in the Quality Assurance world would be forced to think about the diminishing importance of Manual Testing. Or should I say exponentially increasing popularity of automation testing. Questions like…

  •     Do Testers have to write code?
    
  •     Can manual Testers become Automation Engineers?
    

TAO has pooled Quality Assurance Leadership talent from across Oregon to speak and prod this topic further.

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PDXCloud May Gathering
Elemental Technologies

PDXCloud monthly meetup. Join us for cloud technology-related discussions!

Interested in presenting? Contact jason.lapier AT gmail or hit up the mailing list at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdxcloud.

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Thursday
May 15
PDMA Learning and Networking Event -- “USER EXPERIENCE: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?”
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

“USER EXPERIENCE – WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?”

PDMA Learning and Networking Event

Thursday, May 15, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Join PDMA for an interactive discussion with seasoned local Designers and Product Managers on how their experiences at the junction between design and product have driven business results. What do Product Managers need to know about UX and how do Product Managers and UX Designers effectively work together? How can Product Managers incorporate best UX practices into their daily lives? We hope you can join us to explore this exciting topic!

Panelists: (more to be added)

Clodine Mallinckrodt—Manager of Planning Analytics,

Providence Health and Services

Clodine is passionate about the communication and architecture of information - especially in the design and delivery of tech-based products and services. From Wall Street to MarCom Way, Clodine's varied background spans agency-based, vendor-side and strategy consulting work. Her career has touched: •Data and Business Intelligence •Interactive Media and eLearning •Web App & Software Development •Localization •Program & Change Management •Management Consulting

Currently, Clodine is Manager of Planning Analytics at Providence Health & Services, one of the top 20 integrated healthcare delivery systems in the U.S. Her specialized team delivers both quantitative and qualitative Market Intelligence in support of Oregon Region Strategic & Business Planning. This work supports the organization's response to healthcare transformation. She is also helping to develop Providence Consumer Segments, and is a GE-certified Change Facilitator. As of 2014, Clodine is Program Co-Chair for CHIFOO.org, the Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon.

Schedule:

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

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

6:45 – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm: Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm: Networking

Cost:

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

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members.

To register online, click the website above

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

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

We encourage everyone in Oregon who is interested in the Product Development Manager's Association to become a member of the National PDMA. For a great explanation on the benefits of membership in the PDMA, click [] (http://www.pdma.org/p/cm/ld/fid=171).

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Sunday
May 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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Hatch: Soup
Hatch

Hatch, a co-working and incubator space for social entrepreneurs, is hosting Soup, a quarterly dinner to fund projects that benefit your community.

Have a good idea or know someone who does? Apply online by April 30th.

Want to eat some soup with your friends and support good ideas? Attend the event on May 18th. $20 pre-sales, $25 at the door.

More info at www.hatchthefuture.org/programs/hatch-soup. Send questions to lauren@hatchthefuture.org.

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Tuesday
May 20
WestSide PubTalk(TM): Crowdfunding
Golden Valley Brewing

Join us for the West Side PubTalk and learn from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money by crowdfunding. Presented by OTBC, the City of Beaverton and the City of Hillsboro.

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Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

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
May 21
Lean Coffee
New Relic

Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

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Thursday
May 22
Exec Summary Hot Seat
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Picture this: You're an investor with 30 minutes to get through a stack of executive summaries and business plans. Your goal is to find one with a story you can't stop reading. Each document has 5 seconds to make you care; if it doesn't, you reject it – Boom! – and pick up the next.

Back to reality: You're a founder, you need capital, and you have 5 seconds to tell a story that grabs investors by the eyeballs and forces them to read. You may be an engineer, but you need to write like your future depends on it.

Learn how to make your opening paragraph a compelling read in this hot seat workshop. Led by business writer Debra Hemminger, attendees will:

• Evaluate and revise first paragraphs

• Create a checklist of traits that make a compelling first paragraph

• Use the checklist on their own first paragraphs to create an action plan.

Bring the first paragraph of your exec summary to this event and get feedback from the group! Better yet, email your first paragraph to Debra@BeyondtheOutline.com by May 8 with subject line "Hot Seat" to get even more feedback.

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Friday
May 23
DevSigner
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

The Portland Drupal scene is alive and well and local frontend developers are planning a collaborative event for all things design-related: DevSigner. DevSigner will bring together technology-oriented designers and invite them to share their expertise, helping them take Drupal frontend development to the next level. This is an opportunity for frontend devs to come together and learn from professionals beyond their spheres and explore new artistic directions for Drupal development, both classical and technical. This event will help creators expand their horizons through workshops and speaker presentations, as well as educate designers who would like to start creating for the web.

We are still looking for sponsors for this event. If you'd like to help support the first ever DevSigner, visit our website!

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Monday
May 26
Crafty Circuits
Flux

Interested in wearable and physical computing, and crafts? Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

You bring your projects and supplies.

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We can answer some of your soft circuit questions, share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Things to note:

*This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

*Some components will be available for purchase. Please contact Cat (blinkycatbot@gmail.com) if there's something specific you want available for your project.

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Tuesday
May 27
Hardware Pitch Contest
Axiom Electronics

For this event, we are absolutely technology focused! If you're idea involves interesting electronics technology - we'd like to hear about it! Sign up today and you might be chosen to pitch at the Hardware Pitch 2.

Does your idea involve complex electroncs that could be expensive to prototype? Great - we like a challenge! Is it wearble tech? Great! Telecom? Wireless? Parallel processing? Instrumentation? Whatever it is, we'd like to hear about it. Sign up to make a pitch - or register to come listen. Brought to you by Axiom Electronics and OTBC.

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Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD

**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
May 28
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Ben Ford will present about Instruments, specifically Time Profiler, Leaks and Allocations, and UI Automation. 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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Thursday
May 29
Bruce Schneier: "Internet, Security, and Power"
UO in Portland,

Computer security guru and writer Bruce Schneier examines the various ways power manifests itself in the Internet, and how security both allows the powerful to remain so while permitting the powerless to thrive as well. On the Internet, data equals power, and the dynamic between the various forces is the fundamental societal issue of the Information Age.

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Wednesday
Jun 4
Lean Coffee
New Relic

Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

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CHIFOO Meeting: Epic FAIL: Takeways from the War Stories Project
ISITE Design Community Room

Epic FAIL: Takeways from the War Stories Project with Steve Portigal, Portigal Consulting

After nearly two years in gathering War Stories about the unusual, comic, tragic and otherwise astonishing things that happen in fieldwork, Portigal Consulting has amassed a compelling archive about the user research experience. While it’s common for the members of any group to share stories of their adventures, the user research community hasn’t supported this well. For a practice that feels misunderstood by others, there’s pressure to only share successes. Yet the confidence to share the honest and human messiness of this work can help develop the skill and even prestige of the community.

In this presentation, Steve will review some of the stories collected, highlight some of the patterns revealed by the stories, and suggest some of the lessons that we can take away. We’ll also feature live storytelling from a couple of local user researchers, sharing their own War Stories. Meanwhile, we invite you to contribute your own fieldwork War Story (about contextual research only, please) here.

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Friday
Jun 6
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
Jun 9
Creative CSS: Animations, Transitions UX Workshop
ISITE Design

Refresh Portland presents... Creative CSS: Animations, Transitions & UX Workshop!

Start thinking of CSS in a whole new light using animations, transitions, and transforms. Plus, learn how to make great UI animations while you’re at it!

In this workshop we’ll cover the basics of CSS animations, transitions and transforms; techniques for writing them efficiently; combining them with JavaScript and SVG; and specifically look at where motion can be used effectively in our work -- both as classy details and as useful UI animations. It’s going to be a fun day full of web animation!

What We'll Cover

  1. Timing, offsets, arcs, and other key animation principles for UI work
  2. Where and how animation can improve UX
  3. Capturing CSS animation events with JavaScript
  4. Animating SVG with CSS
  5. Performance considerations and progressive enhancement

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for web designers and developers who want to add more sophisticated interactions and motion to their work.

What You Should Know

Experience with HTML and CSS is needed to take full advantage of the workshop's content. Some familiarity with JavaScript or jQuery is helpful, but not required.

What to Bring

A laptop with your favourite text editor and modern browser(s) is all you need.

What to Expect

A full day of learning! Snacks and lunch are provided and ISITE's guest wifi is plentiful and fast!

About Val Head

Val Head is a Designer and Consultant based in Philadelphia. Her work ranges from projects on the web to interactive installations to print. She is the author of The Pocket Guide to CSS Animations, teaches CSS animations on Lynda.com, and hosts the All the Right Moves tutorial screencast.

You can find her on stage speaking at events like An Event Apart and encouraging others to do the same as the co-host of the Ladies In Tech podcast. She’s on the Future Insights advisory board, founded the popular Web Design Day conference, and leads workshops around the world on Animation for the Web and Creative Coding.

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Contact val@valhead.com with any questions about the workshop.

Tickets can be refunded up until 2 weeks before the event. Tickets are always transferrable. Contact info@viewsourceworkshops.com with any ticket refund or transfer questions.

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Tuesday
Jun 10
Puzzled Pint
???

Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

Website
Thursday
Jun 12
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
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.

Website
Sunday
Jun 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
Tuesday
Jun 17
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Portland Ember Meetup
Tilde Inc

Same basic formula: good people, good food, good talks. We'll generally have two talks, usually at different skill levels, some break and networking time, and other topically relevant things as they come up.

Could you be our next speaker? Please reach out! Events at Tilde dot io.

If you or your company would be up for sponsoring, we can use all the help we can get (especially if we want to keep up the good-food trend!). Meetup sponsorships can be just a few hundred dollars, and make a tremendous difference. Please reach out!

We've got plenty of room, but RSVPs via Meetup ARE required.

See you soon...

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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

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

See you there!

Website
Wednesday
Jun 18
Lean Coffee
New Relic

Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 24
Open Source Bridge 2014
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Jun 25
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Janine Ohmer will present about AppCode, 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
Saturday
Jun 28
IndieWebCamp 2014
through Esri R&D Center, Portland (New Office Location!)

Join us at Esri's new R&D Center office in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more.

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites. Homestead, don’t sharecrop! You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more!

In order to attend you'll need to sign up on the IndieWebCamp Wiki guest list for the event here: http://indiewebcamp.com/2014/Guest_List

Website
Friday
Jul 4
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
Tuesday
Jul 8
Puzzled Pint
???

Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

Website
Wednesday
Jul 9
CHIFOO Meeting: Give Dimensions, a Face, and a Beating Heart to Projects Through Storytelling
ISITE Design Community Room

Give Dimensions, a Face, and a Beating Heart to Projects Through Storytelling with B. Frayn Masters, Back Fence PDX

Since qualitative research, or market research, can largely be spit out by a computer, we’ll take a look at how one can move beyond big data and do what a computer cannot do—go inside the head of a person and learn about their motivations and goals. Humanity’s experience is constantly shifting and so is the motivation behind our fears and goals, and that shift changes how we experience and use things. Story allows one to put a finger on that pulse. Story gets right to the bottom of things, it uncovers how the user will actually use the product in this time/place, how they will experience it in their lives, in their own home/office etc. Story is research above market “fill in the blank” research. It exposes rituals, and when one works to streamline those rituals, innovation enters. Discovering this level of story has another great benefit: it can be used to created scene stealing pitches in front of clients. One can stand in front a user or a client and paint out the story of how this will be a great new part of their lives.

Website
Thursday
Jul 10
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
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.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 15
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
Jul 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
Wednesday
Jul 23
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Ryan Arana will present about logging frameworks, 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
Friday
Aug 1
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
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.

Website
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.

Website
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.

Website
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.

Website
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!

Wednesday
Aug 27
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).

Website
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.

Website
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.

Website
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.

Website
Monday
Sep 15
BESTFest
through Website
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!

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.

Website
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).

Website
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.

Website
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.

Website
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.

Website
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.

Website
Saturday
Oct 11
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center

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.

Website
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.

Website
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.

Website
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
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.

Website
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.

Website
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.

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
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.

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.