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Saturday
May 28
PyCon 2016
through Oregon Convention Center

PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyCon is organized by the Python community for the community. We try to keep registration far cheaper than most comparable technology conferences, to make PyCon accessible to the widest group possible. PyCon is a diverse conference dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience to everyone. Our code of conduct is intended to help everyone maintain the PyCon spirit. We thank all attendees and staff for observing it.

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Coding and career help
Metal Toad

Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

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Spring into Coding
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

Join CodeVana for a fun filled afternoon and spring into coding with this free workshop. Come for just an hour or stay for the whole afternoon. Come with your family and friends and learn the skills to make a web app, a mobile app. Please bring your laptops. This workshop is geared towards children and families.

  • 1:00-1:30 - Setup & Social Time
  • 1:30 - 3:00 - Programming the Web: Web Sites, HTML/CSS/JS, Advanced Web Apps
  • 3:00 - 4:30 - Developing & Deploying a Mobile App
  • 4:30 - 5:00 - Additional Resources to explore in the Summer

Please register on the

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Monday
May 30
Risk Management and Decision Making
through Online

[FIT Online Course #PDP0711 – RISK MGMT] Schedule: Online, May 30 through Jul 1, 2016 $450* per engineer. Taught by John Blyler, PSU and JB Systems

This course will examine the concepts, techniques and tools for managing risk and making decision as key components of the systems engineering process. Differences between mission critical and non-mission critical programmatic risk will be emphasized. Other topics include the limits of expected value-based risk analysis, decision making strategies such a max/min, min/max and regrets. Formal methods in risk analysis, elementary decision analysis and decision trees, multi-objective decision making, Pareto techniques, optimality, and trade-off analysis will be covered. Risk and decision techniques will be contrasted with the interfacing processes of program management and software engineering, from both the government (DOD) and industrial perspectives. Case studies will be used throughout the course to demonstrate actual implementation of concept and techniques.

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Tuesday
May 31
TypeScript Open Forum
CSG Pro

Join us for our May meeting where we'll be hosting an "open forum". 


Agenda

6:00pm Networking and Snacks
6:10pm Welcome and Announcements
6:20pm Open Forum

TypeScript Open Forum

Have you started using TypeScript but ran into an issue that's been tough to resolve? Maybe you've been wanting to learn TypeScript but are unsure of where to start? Or maybe you've got a TypeScript project that you'd like to share?

Come join us for an open forum on TypeScript. All skill levels are welcomed. Bring your questions or solutions and share them with the group.

Possible topics include:

• Language features

• Tooling

• Work flow

• Testing

• Irksome problems

• (Fill in the blank... whatever you want!)

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RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jun 1
Portland 1 Million Cups - Seed: Modern Banking for Small Business
Deskhub


A Not to be missed 1MC!

This week meet Seed ~ Modern Banking for Small Business founded by former executives at Simple the consumer banking startup. 

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.


As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.


Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel.

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A Portland community effort to help those affected by the Intel layoffs
Falcon Building

By now, you've heard the news about the layoffs occurring at Intel, Oregon's largest employer. And now Jive, as well. Nearly 800 people from our community are now in the midst of searching for new jobs.

But you know what? In Portland, we have never been a community that shies away from making the best out of every situation. Or from supporting one another. And that's not going to change anytime soon. Especially now.

That's why a bunch of us are banding together to figure out ways to help those folks affected.

Why? Because we're a community. And this is what communities do.

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Homebrew Website Club PDX
Pints Brewing

Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? Come share your projects with others doing similar things! Bring a laptop and make some progress on your personal website too!

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Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Nat Parker (GlobeSherpa, now moovel)
DeskHub Portland

Nat Parker is the CEO of moovel North America. moovel N.A. works to bring mobility solutions for public and alternative transportation options to North American cities through two distinctive but complementary products.

Prior to leading moovel N.A., Parker co-founded and served as CEO of GlobeSherpa, a market leader in mobile ticketing technology for public transportation. GlobeSherpa launched the nation’s first multimodal white-label mobile ticketing app, TriMet Tickets, in Portland, Oregon in September 2013. Under Parker’s leadership, GlobeSherpa grew to service 16 transit agency clients in eleven U.S. cities. Following the merger of GlobeSherpa and RideScout as moovel N.A., GlobeSherpa’s mobile ticketing platform evolved to become moovel transit.

Join us and learn how one of Oregon’s hottest startups was able to execute and grown their company from its inception, when Nat and his co-founder were still graduate students at Portland State University, to where they are now.

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PDXRust June: Lightning Talks
Mozilla

Are you a Rust expert? Have you played with Rust a bit and told yourself you really should write more code in it, but never made the time? Do you just like learning about cool new programming languages? If any of these apply to you, come to the PDXRust meetup to learn more and meet others with similar interests!

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space. The first hour is either lightning talks from group members or a more in-depth tutorial from a Rust expert, and the second hour is hacking and social time.

Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct defines the Rust community's expectations for participation.

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Thursday
Jun 2
TechJunction
Hilton Eugene

F2F Events, Inc. (F2F) produces CPE-accredited educational conferences for IT professionals focusing on the latest developments in information security, IT infrastructure and communications. F2F’s TechJunction conference series is dedicated to providing both attending delegates and sponsors a strong return on their investment of time and resources. With a “by invitation-only” format, cutting-edge content, interactive labs & exhibits, and other complimentary delegate benefits (coffee, lunch, cocktails; etc.) TechJunction has earned the reputation as “THE technology conference” for IT professionals across the country.

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Alternative Educational Pathways: The future of education in adult learning
Treehouse Software

The world is changing rapidly and technology is becoming increasingly pervasive in our everyday lives. Higher education and adult learning changing too. Experiments in project-based learning, design thinking, hybrid pedagogy, and educational communities are already underway – but where will they lead us? And what does all of this mean for the future of adult learning and higher education?

Join us at our next meetup to dive into these topics! Hear from a variety of perspectives about what this changing landscape of education looks like locally and elsewhere. Sharing their perspectives are:

  • Douglas Tsoi, Portland Underground Grad School
  • Susan Adams, Oregon Health and Sciences University

And others (TBD) from the realm of workforce development, blended and online learning!

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

Celebrating 20 years of hosting Portland's best open source and technology freedom speakers.

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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Friday
Jun 3
First Fridays Free Days
Collective Agency

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it’ll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

If you RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectiveagency/ or http://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/ or Twitter @CollectiveAgenC with the time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for, then that's great.

Schedule: • 9am – Open for free • 12pm – Optional potluck lunch • 5pm – End of Open House

People here for free will have access to the big loft room, the kitchen, and restrooms, but not: conference rooms, locker storage, computer monitors. You can come in groups of up to 14 people. There are no age restrictions.

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

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AgilePDX Dntn Pub Lunch: The End of Agile
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

We’ve been hearing about it for years. GROW is the new new thing. DevOps builds on Agile and is the new new thing. Hybrid is bad, and Agile only works if you follow the book—right? You got that book? Are we ineffective, tired, fighting back, plodding on, or something else?

Has the practice of what we think of as Agile changed? Can we not be Agile without first being Lean? What about Agile/Lean? When even signers of the Agile Manifesto speak up against Agile, what’s an agilist to think?

Or is agile SAFe and sound and the Agile brand has developed a stink? Too many forced marches to agility? Do we need to start calling “agile” “nimble” in order to make progress? And, frankly, how much do we care about what’s in the press?

The Downtown Pub Lunchers care enough to have voted this topic in last month with a participating attendance of 40 pub grub munching agilists. Come on down and help us sort this one out. You probably have the answer. There’s beer, and we’ll be in the back.

RSVP's not required but much appreciated at jean@azuregate.net. It helps determine whether to move the furniture and ask for additional servers.

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

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Saturday
Jun 4
IndieWeb Summit 2016
through Vadio

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.

Join us 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, Micropub and more!

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Coding and career help
Metal Toad

Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

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Monday
Jun 6
Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

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Tuesday
Jun 7
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

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Open Source Bridge Planning Meeting / Work Sprint
Crowd Compass

Come join us to work on Open Source Bridge 2016! We've got just over three months til the conference!

Contact info@stumptownsyndicate.org for more information.

Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting - PLEASE NOTE [temporary] CHANGE IN VENUE
Crowd Compass

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

This upcoming meeting is going to be awesome. Terian Koscik will be facilitating her workshop from RailsConf 2016. Check out the instructions presented in web comic form!

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Collaborate on a Surrealist Rails App by Terian Koscik

Surrealism is an artistic practice in which mundane but dissimilar ideas are juxtaposed to create surprising or nonsensical ideas. This has interesting results when applied to startup culture. In this workshop, rather than finding a market niche which can be exploited for fame, revenue, or power, we will be using our skills as Rails developers to create products with no practical use whatsoever. We will use a variation of the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse to create collaborative Rails apps, then present them to one another in a mockery of venture capitalism.

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to CrowdCompass for providing the venue this month!

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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Share Highlights from the Write The Docs '16 Conference
New Relic

Some of us have just enjoyed the Write The Docs (WTD) conference here in Portland (May 22-24), and I'd like us to share our experiences.

Mo Nishiyama, Technical Writer/Community Curator at Oregon Health & Science University, will share his highlights from this and previous WTD conferences.

(We'll add more information as it becomes available.)

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Wednesday
Jun 8
Risk Assessments, Initial & Ongoing
The Eliot Center

If you use technology in your day to day operations (and who doesn't), join us on the morning of Wednesday, June 8th for our second of four events on mitigating the risks of business impacts through cybersecurity.

Part two of the series will focus on risk assessment, both initial and ongoing. A hand selected subject matter expert will lead our session with a broad overview on assessments that will benefit both junior and senior level IT professionals. Selected panelists will share real life scenarios on the successes and challenges they have faced in preparing for and conducting risk assessments for their business.

Questions to be answered during this session:

-What are the impacts to your business and your role specifically if there is a security breach? -Is it lost revenue, lost brand equity, lost job, etc? -What is the first step in getting a risk assessment? -What are the best tools in conducting self / internal assessments? -When assessing risk, which threats are higher in the risk hierarchy - internal or external? -How does BYOD impact your risk assessment planning/monitoring?

Panelists - Dave Dyk, Simple Finance Eric Dahl, CorVel Corporation

Moderator Jim Robison, Anitian

Speaker Michael Lines, Cyber Security Advisor

Register here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/security-series-part-2-risk-assessments-initial-ongoing

Thank you to our series sponsor, Neudesic!

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OEN PubTalk: What the BLEEP is Lean?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

You’ve heard of the lean process, but are you fuzzy on the details? Curious if you can apply it to your startup? Although lean is often linked to manufacturing, it’s really about how ideas, people, energy, information, materials, and cash flow through an organization. At our June PubTalk, four panelists from diverse industries will discuss how the lean process has impacted their company culture, including the benefits and potential pitfalls.

Panelists linclude: - Alvin Elbert, A.R.E. Manufacturing - John Grant, Agile Attorney Network - Ken Tomita, Grovemade - Yesenia Gallardo, Poda Foods

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Modern Web Dev Workshop: Sass Workshop 1 of 3
Planet Argon

Explore the power of Sass / SCSS over three action-packed evenings. Variables, mixins, math, functions, directives, and more!

We all know that staying on top of recent web trends, tools, and best practices isn’t easy. The Modern Web Dev workshop will help you get up to speed with our absolutely favorite CSS pre-processor.

If you’re interested in writing exceptional front-end code, whether you’re just getting into the field or simply haven’t had the time to keep up with the latest and greatest, you’ll leave these workshops with a good understanding how to use Sass to style sites quickly, efficiently, and intelligently.

Workshop 1 June 8, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intro to Sass - SCSS syntax, nesting, variables, @extend, placeholders, color functions.

Workshop 2 June 15, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intermediate Sass - mixins, media queries, @import, control directives, custom functions.

Workshop 3 June 22, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Real World Sass – compiling, libraries, modular Sass, partials, and much more!

$40 each session or attend all three for $100

Reserve your spot at http://www.planetargon.com/workshops/modern-web-dev/

Founded in 2002, Planet Argon is a creative web agency in Portland, Oregon that designs and develops web and mobile applications. Our core focus is to simplify lives through digital technology. We value proactiveness, dependability, versatility, collaboration and delightfulness.

Your workshop teachers are a mix of designers and developers, with decades of experience and expertise between them.

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CHIFOO Event: Empowering Community Moderators
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Empowering Community Moderators to Make Values-Based Decisions" with Jasen Balmat, OkCupid!

Working in tandem with scripted filtration tools, Moderators act as gate-keepers. Often under-paid and poorly supported, Community Moderators work invisibly at the heart of the social community. Each day, these individuals make thousands of judgement calls on behalf of the community they serve. At their best, Community Moderators provide personal care and an attention to detail which enriches each community member’s experience on an individual level. Their careful decisions contribute to a sense of safety and well-being that is the hallmark of a healthy community.

About the Speaker

Jasen Balmat is a visual artist turned tech-geek who leads the Community Moderation team at OkCupid. He holds BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Thursday
Jun 9
Portland Podcast Cooperative: Mingle, Chat with Roustabouts & Dr. Kiki Too
NedSpace Broadway

Hey Fellow Podcasters

Let's meet again and chat, shall we? It's about time.

We're overdue.

On Thursday June 9th, at the glorious new NedSpace location on SW Washington we're gonna have a full on podcast hootenanny. There will be ample time for some mingling, chatting, talking, inspiration and perhaps even some overall fiddle-faddle. So, RSVP now and come get yourself some podcast connecting done.

One thing, you can take a look at Portland's first podcast studio, AKA Bigfoot Podcast Studio. Full of audio devices galore and the sweet, sweet sounds of a padded room for podcast recording goodness.

Also, during the evening, we'll be hearing some podcast insights from Dr. Kiki Sanford hostess of This Week in Science (TWIS) is a weekly, hour-long web and radio show presenting an humorous, often opinionated, and irreverent look at the week in science and technology. In each episode, TWIS discusses the latest in cutting-edge science news on topics such as genetic engineering, stem cells, cybernetics, epigenetics, space exploration, neuroscience, microbiology, the end of the world, and a show favorite – Countdown to World Robot Domination.

TWIS broadcasts weekly at 8:00pm Pacific Time on Wednesdays. Oh yeah, the show has been running weekly for over 10 years, and has recorded over 565 episodes. Yowza. How does she do it? How to they make money? What have they learned from 10 years in the podcasting biz? G-Spot science, sperm updates, dinos and dung beetles, dirty wine...they cover it all.

Dr. Kiki will share some thoughts and ideas on podcasting and her podcasting adventures. Then a little Q&A, then back to more mingling and whatnot.

Casual and fun.

Be there or be square...space.

Puhlease RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Podcast-Cooperative/events/231025933/

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Ladies Drawing Night
XOXO Outpost

All you ladies who like to draw, come on out! Bring whatever you are working on, we'll have table space for working, but bring the supplies that you'll need.

I've been drawing daily for the past six months or so, but I've started to crave chatting with others and getting inspired by seeing what other people are creating, so I created an event to make that happen.

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Webinar: Estimates for Professional Services Firms
Online Webinar

We regularly ask engineers, consultants, software developers, financial analysists, managers, and others for estimates of duration and cost. Businesses make substantial decisions on those estimates, and can be alternatively delighted or disappointed by the results of those estimates. But do we ever take a step back to consider how we might improve the estimation process?

What you’ll learn

– Trust, accurate reporting, and math are prerequisites for good estimation

– How Monte Carlo simulations can produce reliable estimates for fixed deliverable packages

– Why historical estimation bias can help with new or difficult estimates

We will also have a live thirty-minute Q&A period after the presentation. If you have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer, you can participate in two live lab exercises where we will work through a Monte Carlo simulation and the creation of a historical bias analysis calculator. This presentation isn’t available on iPhones or Android devices.

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Friday
Jun 10
Networking Night + 2nd Anniversary Party!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/networking-night-2nd-anniversary-party-tickets-25692211095

Together, Instrument and New Relic are excited to host the 2-year anniversary celebration for Women Who Code Portland!

Our June event is both a Networking Night and a party to celebrate 2 years since we started organizing events for the Portland community! During the first part of the program, six women from Instrument and New Relic will give lightning talks. Speakers will share anecdotes, inspiration or projects that celebrate the art of code and the feminine experience. This will be followed by a DJ and music to end the night! Don't miss this!

Program 

6:00-6:30 - Check-in
6:30-6:45 - Intros from Women Who Code, Instrument, and New Relic
6:45-7:45 - Lightning Talks + Q&A
7:45-9:00 - DJ 

Speakers

We will have six speakers from Instrument and New Relic. Names and bios TBA.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

About Instrument

Instrument is an independent digital creative agency in Portland, Oregon. They build brands, experiences and campaigns for every screen. 

About New Relic

New Relic is a software analytics company that makes sense of billions of metrics about millions of applications in real time. Their comprehensive SaaS-based solution provides a powerful interface for web and native mobile applications and consolidates the performance monitoring data for any chosen technology in your environment.

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Saturday
Jun 11
Coding and career help
Metal Toad

Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

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Monday
Jun 13
Test Ruby PDX Monthly Meeting
Renew Financial

Portland's testing user group for Ruby developers! Conversation and peer mentoring starting at 6, presentations at 7. For more information, follow @TestRubyPDX on Twitter or join the #testrubypdx Slack channel (under the pdxruby team). We are still looking for speakers, so if you're interested, visit testrubypdx.org/speak for details and suggested topics!

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The Birds and the Bees Pedalpalooza Ride
Disclosed only to ticket holders

The birds and bees are stirring and roving, searching for dates, friends, and life partners. Join this bike ride to chirp and buzz with other singles, and experience the leaves of soaring trees gracing you with love and the sunset painting the sky with glorious colors while the clouds float away.

Classy shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, and shoes are required. Also, comb your hair.

The ride will meet at 7PM at a location within 1 mile from downtown. We will bike to Mount Tabor and end at Circa 33, where we will have an afterparty.

There are limited number of tickets for men and women.

To come to the ride, you must purchase a free ticket. Only to ticket holders, we will disclose the starting point a day before the ride by email. To get a ticket, you must agree to the dress code and to the code of conduct. This event is open to singles of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

Non-ticket holders are welcome to join at 10PM at Circa 33.

Buy tickets here: The birds and bees are stirring and roving, searching for dates, friends, and life partners. Join this bike ride to chirp and buzz with other singles, and experience the leaves of soaring trees gracing you with love and the sunset painting the sky with glorious colors while the clouds float away.

Classy shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, and shoes are required. Also, comb your hair.

The ride will meet at 7PM at a location within 1 mile from downtown. We will bike to Mount Tabor and end at Circa 33, where we will have an afterparty.

There are limited number of tickets for men and women.

To come to the ride, you must purchase a free ticket. Only to ticket holders, we will disclose the starting point a day before the ride by email. To get a ticket, you must agree to the dress code and to the code of conduct. This event is open to singles of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

Non-ticket holders are welcome to join at 10PM at Circa 33.

Code of Conduct: http://www.portlandbikeparty.bikelandia.net/about-us/

Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-bike-party-the-birds-and-the-bees-tickets-25341423881

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Tuesday
Jun 14
Makers’ Marketing: When Craft Brands Go Mainstream
BridgePort Brew Pub

Portland is a hotbed for craft brands of all types. With the values driving these brands rapidly becoming more mainstream, craft brand marketing will continue to evolve.

Join marketing and branding expert Michelle Hunt for AMA PDX’s June luncheon for her reflections on how the consumer landscape for craft brands has changed during her 25-year career.

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Portland Java User Group (PJUG)
New Relic

The future of robotics

Robots have been in our minds for ages. Our imagination has been fed by science fiction, movies, books. But where are the robots to be seen today? You might wonder.

At Aldebaran, we’ve been making robots for the last 10 years. Programmable humanoid robots. Social robots. Robots that don’t focus on performance but rather on interacting with people. We get the feeling they are the ultimate interface. But what are they useful for? How do they work? And more importantly: why should you pay attention to them?

In this presentation, we'll invite Pepper on stage to do some demos, we’ll discuss software, hardware, sensors and emotions, we’ll share our vision about the future of robotics, and as much as we can, we’ll try to answer all the questions you have about this new species that will soon take over the world.

Speaker:

Nicolas Rigaud joined Aldebaran four years ago as a community manager, after spending 9 years in the media industry.

He is now developers advocate and manages relations with external developer communities. He’s strongly convinced that robots will change our lives in the years to come, and keep spreading the word all over the world. He's been talking at a range of events around the world (JavaOne, Devoxx, JFokus) and was awarded JavaOne RockStar in 2015.

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Wednesday
Jun 15
STEM Initiative - Be a Kid at a Club! Hands on fun and lunch.
Inukai Boys & Girls Clubs

We hope you enjoyed our first event and introduction to the great programs at Boys & Girls Clubs. We certainly enjoyed meeting everyone who could attend! Our next event will be June 15th at our Inukai Family Club in Hillsboro, OR from 11:30AM-1:30PM.

To mix things up, in addition to lunch and an optional Club tour, we will have stations where you can try the activities our members participate in as part of our STEM programs. Come try your hand at powering a lightbulb with a KidWind Challenge or create a video game with Scratch and CS First. Our staff will be manning the stations to answer questions you may have about our programs and how you can get involved.

Even if you attended our first event we encourage you to come and see what it’s like to be a kid in the Club!

We look forward to seeing familiar and new faces and please let us know if you have any questions.

If you would like to apply to volunteer at any Portland Boys and Girls Club, please check out our STEM and other opportunities at: http://bgcportland.org/volunteer/individual-volunteer-opportunities/

Hope to see you there!

The BGC Portland team

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Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Modern Web Dev Workshop: Sass Workshop 2 of 3
Planet Argon

Explore the power of Sass / SCSS over three action-packed evenings. Variables, mixins, math, functions, directives, and more!

We all know that staying on top of recent web trends, tools, and best practices isn’t easy. The Modern Web Dev workshop will help you get up to speed with our absolutely favorite CSS pre-processor.

If you’re interested in writing exceptional front-end code, whether you’re just getting into the field or simply haven’t had the time to keep up with the latest and greatest, you’ll leave these workshops with a good understanding how to use Sass to style sites quickly, efficiently, and intelligently.

Workshop 1 June 8, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intro to Sass - SCSS syntax, nesting, variables, @extend, placeholders, color functions.

Workshop 2 June 15, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intermediate Sass - mixins, media queries, @import, control directives, custom functions.

Workshop 3 June 22, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Real World Sass – compiling, libraries, modular Sass, partials, and much more!

$40 each session or attend all three for $100

Reserve your spot at http://www.planetargon.com/workshops/modern-web-dev/

Founded in 2002, Planet Argon is a creative web agency in Portland, Oregon that designs and develops web and mobile applications. Our core focus is to simplify lives through digital technology. We value proactiveness, dependability, versatility, collaboration and delightfulness.

Your workshop teachers are a mix of designers and developers, with decades of experience and expertise between them.

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OSGeo-PDX monthly meeting
Portland State University Cramer Hall - room 409

This month our topic is led by Our invited guest will be Anatoly Geyfman who'll be talking to us about working with PostGIS and rendering from it with D3.js. This meet up we will cover setting up PostGIS, setting up a vector tile API, serving statistical data, and rendering it with D3.

In addition to Anatoly's talk, there are plenty of other items to share:

  • Report back from FOSS4GNA
  • Local OpenStreetMap activities (Trimet and elsewhere)
  • Open Source Bridge participation
  • Pedalpalooza planning

As always there will be Pizza! and feel free to BYOB.

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Info Session: How to Launch A New Coding Career in Less Than 6 Months
Code Fellows

Considering a career in coding, but wondering how exactly you'll get there and what your job prospects will be once you're trained up?

At this event, hear from Code Fellows alumni, instructors and staff on how Code Fellows helps you launch your new career as a software developer. We'll have pizza, beverages and plenty of time to answer any and all questions you have about the Code Fellows formula for success.

RSVP; space is limited.

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Learn about Reactive Libraries!
Viewpoint Tech Center

Using Michael Stanis' talk "Why You Should Be Building Better Mobile Apps with Reactive Programming" as a springboard, we will walk through the principles of Reactive .NET extensions and how they can be used in mobile apps.

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AgilePDX: Gender and Agile Teams. Is There a Problem Here?
Puppet Labs

In September of 2016 the Agile Alliance held a community Open Space meeting in Portland and one of our community facilitated a topic on Agile as a context for improved workplace experience for women. Twelve to fifteen people attended her topic—and split pro and con right down the middle with men and women on both sides. Over the last few months, software-related Meetups all over Portland have held discussions focused on women in STEM and women in software development. Now AgilePDX invites you into an Agile-focused discussion on gender dynamics on Agile teams.

What do you think? Has Agile improved, hindered, or left the issue of gender dynamics completely untouched? Does self-organization mean women have more of a voice? When men and women speak up about gender dynamics on teams is anyone left out? What about “gamergate?” Do the Agile Manifesto and Principles imply anything about gender dynamics on teams? And, if so, what is that? Or, is there something additional in the Agile “secret sauce” that improves (or hinders) how men and women work and play together on Agile teams? Would you want your son or daughter on an Agile team?

This month, AgilePDX gathers a panel of two men and two women to consider the state of Agile and gender diversity.

To follow the conversation before the event, join the AgilePDX Slack.

Panelists:

Megan Bigelow -- a connector and tech community leader, having co-founded Portland Women in Tech (PDXWIT) and continues to serve as its President. In this role she's created a platform to connect tech women to companies, mentors and practical skills. PDXWIT is 2000 strong and includes the support of 30+ tech companies. Above all, Megan has a commitment to building community to solve issues. In her day job, she is the Manager of Customer Support at Jama Software.

Erick Banks -- Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer at Puppet. Hosted the discussion on gender inequality in tech at Agile Open Northwest (http://aonw2015.blogspot.com/2015/02/gender-inequality-in-tech.html). My first degree was in physics, my second in computer science, two of the most male-dominated majors. Incidentally I'm single. Interested in gender equality at work largely for selfish reasons. My hope is for my nieces to feel comfortable entering technical fields like mine without the burden of those fields being so gender imbalanced. I try to keep current on issues concerning gender in the workplace by reading (preferably data driven) articles online, a collection of some of them can be found here: https://github.com/ThoughtCrhyme/TechAndGender

Matt Plavcan -- an Agile and Technical Practices Coach with Intel’s Emergent Systems team. He assists teams within the company adopt Agile practices and build their technical capabilities. His career includes verification of desktop microprocessors and teaching Intel architecture at the University of Illinois. Matt is the founder of the Code Dojo and Coderetreat program at Intel, which uses dedicated practice to hone professional programming skills. He runs similar events for the Portland community, and is a coordinator for the 2016 Global Day of Coderetreat. He posts his coaching and development musings on Twitter (@mplavcan)

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Thursday
Jun 16
Certified Scaled Agilist - SAFe Agilist Certification Program
through World Trade Center

The SAFe® Agilist certification program is for executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean-Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise. It validates their knowledge in applying the Scaled Agile Framework, lean thinking, and product development flow principles in an enterprise context so they can lead the adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.

This Leading SAFe® workshop will show you how to deliver large projects with multiple teams and how Agile works at the portfolio and program levels.

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Saturday
Jun 18
Programming Languages I've Been Meaning To Try But Haven't Gotten Around To Yet
Simple

PLIBMTTBHGATY is a lightly-structured party where people get together and work on a project in a new programming language, either with or just near each other. Thanks to Simple and Thoughtbot for co-sponsoring!

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Open Source Bridge Planning Meeting / Work Sprint
TBD

Come join us to work on Open Source Bridge 2016! Help us finish the last minute prep for June 21-24! Contact info@stumptownsyndicate.org for more information.

Sunday
Jun 19
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Jun 20
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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Tuesday
Jun 21
Open Source Bridge 2016
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

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

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

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

Join us for happy hour at Vadio! Come network and have fun! We will have a short segment at 5:30, which includes:

  • Introduction to Vadio
  • Hear from our Entrepreneur Spotlight Kathryn Brown from Scout Savvy
  • Lightning talk from Angela Kienholz called "The candid truth about entrepreneurship". She will give us some key insights for taking the plunge.

Make sure you say hi to Barb Stark. She is the Office Manager at Vadio! Read our June newsletter to learn more about Barb.

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

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OWASP: Threat Agent Risk Assessment
WebMD

TODO: title

TODO: abstract

Speaker

Eric Jernigan
Information Security Architect
Umpqua Bank

TODO: bio


The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list: https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland


Meetings are free and open to the public.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Topic to be announced!

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Wednesday
Jun 22
OEN Entrepreneurial Summit 2016: True Grit – The Power of Perseverance
Pensole Footwear Design Academy

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Innovation, talent, a touch of crazy – all of these are important ingredients. But the least celebrated, and arguably most important, is true grit. On Wednesday, June 22, eight successful local entrepreneurs will their their stories of perseverance, including how they overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles, where they stumbled, and what they learned along the way.

Speakers include: - Monica Enand, Zapproved - Bertony Faustin, Abbey Creek Vineyard & Winery - Cody White, Spaceview - Michael Morrow, Nutcase Helmets - Mindee Hardin, Boogie Wipes - Brian Chaney, Korkers - Janelle Isaacson, Living Room Realty

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Modern Web Dev Workshop: Sass Workshop 3 of 3
Planet Argon

Explore the power of Sass / SCSS over three action-packed evenings. Variables, mixins, math, functions, directives, and more!

We all know that staying on top of recent web trends, tools, and best practices isn’t easy. The Modern Web Dev workshop will help you get up to speed with our absolutely favorite CSS pre-processor.

If you’re interested in writing exceptional front-end code, whether you’re just getting into the field or simply haven’t had the time to keep up with the latest and greatest, you’ll leave these workshops with a good understanding how to use Sass to style sites quickly, efficiently, and intelligently.

Workshop 1 June 8, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intro to Sass - SCSS syntax, nesting, variables, @extend, placeholders, color functions.

Workshop 2 June 15, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intermediate Sass - mixins, media queries, @import, control directives, custom functions.

Workshop 3 June 22, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Real World Sass – compiling, libraries, modular Sass, partials, and much more!

$40 each session or attend all three for $100

Reserve your spot at http://www.planetargon.com/workshops/modern-web-dev/

Founded in 2002, Planet Argon is a creative web agency in Portland, Oregon that designs and develops web and mobile applications. Our core focus is to simplify lives through digital technology. We value proactiveness, dependability, versatility, collaboration and delightfulness.

Your workshop teachers are a mix of designers and developers, with decades of experience and expertise between them.

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Thursday
Jun 23
IoTReX: Functional Reactive Programming & Hardware
Treehouse

Agenda 

6:30 Arrive and Networking

6:45 Show and Tell

What have you been working on since the last meetup? Come and share what you've done. No project too small. A blinking LED is awesome! 

7:15 Talk - IoTReX: Functional Reactive Programming & Hardware - Sam Julien


Description: In March, Lyza gave us an introduction to johnny-five and Firmata, which opens the door to using virtually any JavaScript technology out there with our microcontrollers. Now we’re going to see how socket.io and RxJS can be used to read, manipulate, and visualize your analog data in real time - even wirelessly! This talk will cover setting up the platform, an introduction to functional reactive programming and RxJS, and some examples of what you can do with this powerful library.

Speaker Bio: Sam Julien is a developer, musician, and all-around adventurer.  When not working in C# and JavaScript for Energy Trust of Oregon or tinkering on hardware, you’ll probably find him blacksmithing, woodworking, hiking, or learning wilderness survival skills.


8:00 Networking

Community Links

Join the conversation in the JS IoT Slack Channel

Contribute to the JSoT Glossary!

Attendees, sponsors and speakers agree to abide by the code of conduct.

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Monday
Jun 27
CyberSecurity Exposed - A Systems Approach
through Online

Taught by John Blyler, PSU and JB Systems

This course educates users with the CyberSecurity knowledge and skill set to survive malicious attacks that continue to increase in COMPLEXITY, FREQUENCY and SEVERITY. Students understand what CyberSecurity is all about: to manage assets, and deploy security measures to pre-empt, prevent, and proactively control risks by identifying, monitoring, prioritizing, controlling, and mitigating them. Controlling these threats requires multiple security disciplines working together in context. While no single solution will solve the problem of such threats, next-generation security tools provides the unique monitoring, management, configuration, control, and the integration needed to find and stop these threats — both known and unknown. This course will show what these tools are all about. View on the Benchmark Email site

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PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the June meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speaker: Chris Roberts

Topic: SparkleFormation and orchestration APIs

Summary: SparkleFormation is a Ruby based DSL to programmatically build templates for cloud orchestration APIs. It even has a companion CLI tool for interacting with remote providers. This talk will give a brief history on how SparkleFormation came into existence, its evolution to becoming the library and application it is today, and an overview of the things possible with SparkleFormation. Once a common foundation has been laid, we'll dive in a bit deeper to examine some non-trivial use cases touching on nesting, graphing, planning, cross provider support/interactions (AWS CFN isn't the only rodeo in town), integrating Serverspec via callbacks, and how sparkle packs can delegate infrastructure composition across teams. If there's still time and interest after all this, we can touch on why CFN is currently the best orchestration API, why CFN sucks, what's great and horrible about other orchestration APIs, why you should have an "infrastructure repository", the absurdity of humans composing documents in serialization formats, and anything else people want to talk about.

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

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Tuesday
Jun 28
Lessons Learned: City of Portland's Move to the Cloud
Collective Agency

This group's MAIN purpose is for you to get your burning cloud questions answered. So please bring along your questions, your answers, and your willingness to discuss.

In addition, we'll have an approximately 30-minute presentation.

SCHEDULE

    5:30 - arrive and have food, etc.
    6:00 - presentation (see below)
    6:30 - presenter will answer questions and we'll open it up to general questions
    7:30 - we'll start winding down

PRESENTATION

Lessons Learned: City of Portland’s Move to the Cloud

Over the last few years, the City of Portland has slowly moved a variety of services to cloud providers. The most prominent move was its transition to Microsoft Office 365. Come hear about what motivates, as well as paralyzes, organizations like the City from embracing the cloud. Logan Kleier will discuss how to handle organizational bureaucracy, limited internal technical skills, and budget concerns as part of the process of moving large organizations to cloud services.

SPEAKER

Logan Kleier is the CEO and Founder of SecondSight, a software analytics startup based in Portland. Prior to this, he was the Information Security Officer for the City of Portland where he managed policy and operational security for the City’s infrastructure and applications. He has also worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) as well as several wireless and broadband startups in the DC area. Logan has a BA from Trinity University and a Masters from Georgetown.

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Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Jul 1
First Fridays Free Days
Collective Agency

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it’ll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

If you RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectiveagency/ or http://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/ or Twitter @CollectiveAgenC with the time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for, then that's great.

Schedule: • 9am – Open for free • 12pm – Optional potluck lunch • 5pm – End of Open House

People here for free will have access to the big loft room, the kitchen, and restrooms, but not: conference rooms, locker storage, computer monitors. You can come in groups of up to 14 people. There are no age restrictions.

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

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

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Tuesday
Jul 5
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jul 6
Froyo: Using Rust to get fancy with storage
Mozilla

Linux has powerful block device mapping capabilities that are used by tools such as LVM. Froyo is a new tool that uses these capabilities in a dynamic way to create a hassle-free, redundant storage volume that grows with your data. In this talk, Froyo's creator Andy Grover will discuss its implementation, with special emphasis on the Rust language features and libraries that it builds upon.

This talk will cover a lot about libraries (serde, dbus-rs, nix, clap), how Froyo uses lang & std features (BTreeMap, Rc, RefCell, filter_map), and Froyo's internal data structures & representation.

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Thursday
Jul 7
Building Cross-Platform Desktop Apps in ClojureScript With Electron w/ Josh Miller
Puppet Labs

Have you ever wanted to extend your Clojure talents to the desktop? Turned off at the thought of digging into Swing or building native shims around your beautiful functional code? Then look no further than Github's Electron, a cross-platform toolkit for desktop apps using familiar Javascript techniques, which of course we can make much more fun and powerful with Clojurescript. Learn how to build desktop apps with all the custom menus, system notifications, and badges you've come to expect, right from your REPL.

About Josh Miller

Josh Miller has been building software professionally for over a decade, in fields ranging from Erlang-backed Twitter crawlers to Objective-C iOS apps, but his heart belongs to Clojure. Josh is a software consultant living in Portland, OR.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

Celebrating 20 years of hosting Portland's best open source and technology freedom speakers.

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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Sunday
Jul 10
Bitcoin Halving Party
TBD Website
Monday
Jul 11
Test Ruby PDX Monthly Meeting
Renew Financial

Portland's testing user group for Ruby developers! Conversation and peer mentoring starting at 6, presentations at 7. For more information, follow @TestRubyPDX on Twitter or join the #testrubypdx Slack channel (under the pdxruby team). We are still looking for speakers, so if you're interested, visit testrubypdx.org/speak for details and suggested topics!

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Tuesday
Jul 12
pdxrlang meetup: Two talks: A/B testing analysis and http requests
Mozilla

We'll have two talks this meetup:

  • Jim Walter: Adapting A/B Testing To Software Performance And Efficiency

  • Scott Chamberlain: request - an R library to make http requests a snap & http request caching

Doors open after 6 pm. DO NOT SHOW UP BEFORE 6 PM. Talks start at 6:30 pm. Repeat: DO NOT SHOW UP BEFORE 6 PM.

Doors are open at bottom, take elevator to 3rd floor, door should be open for suite 320

We'll visit a local watering hole afterwards.

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Wednesday
Jul 13
CHIFOO Event: Designing for Happiness
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Designing for Happiness" with Pamela Pavliscak, Change Sciences?!

What does is mean to design for happiness? Based on a combination of design research and data science, this session will explore what makes people happiest when they use technology and what we can learn from that to design for positive outcomes.

About the Speaker

Pamela Pavliscak founded Change Sciences. She has a book about designing for happiness coming out in the next year and is a frequent speaker at conferences like SXSW, Collision, Future of Web Design, and Webvisions.

Come join CHIFOO for our seventh speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Thursday
Jul 14
Women + Tech Summer Soiree
WeWork Custom House

Join the Portland Women + Tech Community for a Summer Soiree in the WeWork courtyard, sponsored by Salesforce.

5:00 Event Starts + Networking Ice Breaker

6:00 Panel: How Oregon Funds Innovation including panelists:

  • Monica Enand - CEO, Zapproved

  • Diane Fraiman - Partner, Voyager Capital

  • Julie Gulla - SVP, Morgan Stanley

7:00 Open Networking

This event is a collaboration with the following women + tech community groups and organizations:

Girls Inc. of the PNW

ChickTech

PDX Women in Tech

Women Who Code

PyLadies

Women + Tech Summer Soiree

RSVP here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-tech-summer-soiree-tickets-25682172068


Our July event is the bi-annual celebration of women in tech. We are partnering with PDX Women in Tech, ChickTech, Lesbians Who Tech, PyLadies PDX, and Girls Inc. Northwest to bring you a fantastic event.

The theme this month is "How Oregon Funds Innovation" and we have put together an incredible panel. Our three panelists an entrepreneur, a VC, and an angel investor, and they are some of the most successful women in tech in Portland. 

This event is not to be missed!


Program 

5:00-6:00 - Doors open + Networking Ice Breaker

6:00-6:15 - Intro from organizers

6:15-7:00 - Panel: “How Oregon Funds Innovation”

- Monica Enand - CEO, Zapproved 

- Diane Fraiman - Partner, Voyager Capital 

- Julie Gulla - SVP, Morgan Stanley 

- moderated by: Shannon Heim, Elemental Technologies

7:00-8:00 - Summer Soiree continues

Our Panelists

Monica Enand - CEO, Zapproved

Monica has grown Zapproved into a leading cloud-based software provider for corporate legal. Prior to founding Zapproved, Monica had over 15 years with blue-chip companies such as Intel and IBM. Monica holds an MBA from University of Portland and a BS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Monica is a frequent speaker and an active member in the entrepreneurial community in Portland. Monica was appointed by the Governor of Oregon to the Oregon Growth Board. Additionally,  she serves on the board of the Technology Association of Oregon as well as on the board of Auth0. In 2015, Monica was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the top ten Executives of the Year.

Diane Fraiman - Partner, Voyager Capital

Diane serves as a Partner with Voyager and focuses on software and digital media investments in the Pacific Northwest, particularly Oregon. With over 30 years of technology company experience in leading marketing, strategy and business development, Diane works with startups in the enterprise software, Internet/mobile/social, and security software industries throughout the West Coast.

Diane is a Board observer of Act-On Software, Chirpify, Lytics, SheerID, Skyward, and Ubix, and on the boards of TiE Oregon, University of Oregon Seed Fund Advisory Board, the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator, and Providence Child Center. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in Biomedical Engineering, and received an Executive MBA from Insead in Fontainebleau, France

Julie Gulla - SVP, Morgan Stanley

Julie Gulla is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Morgan Stanley, having joined the firm in 1993. As Executive Financial Services Director, she leads one of the top Pacific Northwest private client groups. She earned her Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School and holds a B.A. in Finance and Marketing.

Julie is an active angel investor and is a founding member of the Oregon Angel Fund. She sits on the advisory board for the Morgan Stanley Impact Investing Platform, and is on the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Council. She is a long term member of the Investment Management Consultants Association and Portfolio Managers Institute, and a former board member at Oregon Entrepreneur Network.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

About WeWork

WeWork transforms buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces. Their mission is to create a World where people work to make a life, not just a living. 

About Salesforce

Salesforce pioneered a new technology model with cloud platform, a new pay-as-you-go business model focused on customer success, and a new integrated corporate philanthropy model, called the 1-1-1 model, by which we donate 1% of our equity, 1% of our employee time, and 1% of our product to improve communities around the world.

This vision has fueled incredible growth, made them the global leader in CRM, defined the era of enterprise cloud computing, and inspired a new philanthropic model for all companies to follow. Today, Salesforce’s Customer Success Platform provides groundbreaking cloud services for sales, service, marketing, community, analytics, apps and the Internet of Things.

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Sunday
Jul 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Jul 18
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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Tuesday
Jul 19
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Topic to be announced!

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Wednesday
Jul 20
Codepen Show & Tell
FINE

Refresh PDX has teamed up with Codepen to do a meet up! Tim Sabat, one of the Codepen founders will be joining us.

Have a pen that you want to talk about? Have something you’re trying to make work in a pen and need some advice and support? Come out to the meet up and share your work. If you know you want to share, please let us know ahead of time, otherwise we’ll be creating a presenting list as people arrive.

Ideas for what to share?

  • A cool pen you made that can help others learn a new technique
  • A pen you may be having trouble getting working and you want to tap into a hive mind
  • Ideas on how to use Codepen in your workflow for your job
  • How you may be using Codepen as a team to iterate over prototypes or design

So come on out to talk pens with us, we can’t wait to see you.

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Tuesday
Jul 26
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Tuesday
Aug 2
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

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Wednesday
Aug 3
CHIFOO Event: 10th Annual Bowling Party!
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

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

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

Don't be a turkey get some turkeys. Don’t forget your socks and lucky bowling ball!

Come join CHIFOO on September 14th for our eighth speaker event next month for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Friday
Aug 5
First Fridays Free Days and Five-Year Anniversary (and 200th Calagator event)
Collective Agency

Collective Agency turned 5 years old on June 15th (first planning meeting) and August 1st (opened as our own location). A lot has happened in 5 years: we've been an experiment in workplace democracy with optional participation, making here like our ideal city or village. We've hosted more than 200 tech events open to the public listed on Calagator (more than any venue except Free Geek, Lucky Lab and New Relic), and many more non-tech events (over 1,000 paid meetings, and around 1,200 member lunches). We've won awards as a coworking place and a workplace democracy.

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck birthday celebration lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it’ll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

If you RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectiveagency/ or http://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/ or Twitter @CollectiveAgenC with the time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for, then that's great.

Schedule: • 9am – Open for free • 12pm – Optional potluck lunch • 5pm – End of Open House

People here for free will have access to the big loft room, the kitchen, and restrooms, but not: conference rooms, locker storage, computer monitors. You can come in groups of up to 14 people. There are no age restrictions.

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

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

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Monday
Aug 8
Test Ruby PDX Monthly Meeting
Renew Financial

Portland's testing user group for Ruby developers! Conversation and peer mentoring starting at 6, presentations at 7. For more information, follow @TestRubyPDX on Twitter or join the #testrubypdx Slack channel (under the pdxruby team). We are still looking for speakers, so if you're interested, visit testrubypdx.org/speak for details and suggested topics!

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Tuesday
Aug 9
DevOpsDays Portland 2016
through Oregon Convention Center

DevopsDays Portland is a two day event with a combination of presentations and open spaces designed to bring development and operations together at one conference.

Register to attend ($100 registration fee): http://devopsdays.org/events/2016-portland/registration/

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Monday
Aug 15
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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Sunday
Aug 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Aug 23
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Friday
Aug 26
PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

We are pleased to announce the 15th annual Project Management Institute, Portland Chapter conference. This year promises to be the largest and most exciting event yet!

With 2 full days of education, networking, and career advancing opportunities, and an anticipated 500+ participants, your PMI Portland Chapter has worked diligently to draw top industry speakers to the stage.

The conference is tailored to grow your practical project management knowledge about contemporary leadership trends, as well as products and services, to help you drive towards your career goals.

Come, be a part of this dynamic community event that is sure to take your career to the next level!

Early bird discount through June 15 - Register NOW!!!

What to Expect? Keynote Speaker: Jeff Tobe

5 Educational Tracks

Strategy | Leadership | Technical | Agile | Business Analysis

Open Space Session • Professional Networking • Exhibition Hall

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Friday
Sep 2
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 6
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

Website
Wednesday
Sep 14
CHIFOO Event: Let's Pretend
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Let's Pretend: Using Personas to Play with Personas to Play with Problems" with Carolyn Chandler and Anna van Slee!

To uncover the most common problems, designers must empathize with their users and come to know the spaces and times in which they move. In this interactive presentation, UX guru Carolyn and game designer Anna take personas and other empathy exercises to the next level.

About the Speakers

Carolyn Chandler, Mira Fitness

Carolyn has been working in the field of User Experience Design for over 16 years, and was named one of “Chicago’s Tech 50” by Crain’s Magazine. Now she leads the Experience Design efforts at Mira Fitness, which offers a wellness-focused wearable designed for women.

Anna van Slee, Sideshow Collectibles

Anna is Director of New Brands at Sideshow Collectibles, a production manager who is hands-on with production, particularly in writing/editing, visual design, UX/CX design, brand strategy and content creation.

Together, Anna and Carolyn, coauthored "Adventures in Experience Design" which teaches experience design to beginners with games and activities.

Come join CHIFOO for our eighth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Sunday
Sep 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.

Website
Monday
Sep 19
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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Tuesday
Sep 27
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Saturday
Oct 1
AlterConf

AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer, healthier spaces for everyone.

The conferences go beyond the limited definitions and basic discussions of diversity to create a deeper, more nuanced conversation. Each conference features a wide range of speakers delivering critical analyses of tech and gaming culture and presenting their vision for what our community can be.

We invite you to join us as we work toward a more inclusive future.

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Tuesday
Oct 4
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 5
CHIFOO Event: Resistance is Useless
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Resistance is Useless" with Jason Sack, eBay!

What if intelligence itself is artificial? We’ll spend some time looking at the reasons we behave the way we do, then break down some ways to let go of our over-developed, over-appreciated consciousness so we can become more empathetic and inspired designers.

About the Speaker

Jason Sack (@jasonsack) is currently UX & Design Leader - eBay. He studied at the University of Minnesota and California State University, and has taught interactive design at the Art Institutes International.

Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Friday
Oct 7
Affect Conf
through TBD

Affect is a new 2-day event about the work and design behind social good. It's part regular conference, with speaker talks, and part volunteering sessions, in which you'll get to head to local nonprofits and help out for half a day.


Program:

Kai Cheng Thom (Everyday Feminism):
Are You In or Out? Opening Social Justice Circles to Everyone

Deep Shah:
Healing Heathcare and Healing Yourself

Jessica Tate (ThinkShout)
Fighting Internet Censorship with Multi-cultural Design

Kahlief Adams (Spawn on Me):
Spawn4Good: A Lesson in Activist Gaming

Alfie Padilla (Pixel Arts):
Non-Binary Genders: A Queer and Practical Revolution

Amelia Abreu (Abreu Consulting):
Towards an Ethics of Care for Technology

Justin Kemerling:
Six Years of #NOKXL Design

Molly McLeod (Code for America):
Public Service Design: How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community

Liz Susong (Catalyst Wed Co):
When Wedding Media and Feminist Politics Meet

De Nichols (Civic Creatives):
Designing in Times of Social Conflict & Transition

Nadia Gathers (CODE2040):
Fatigue: on Burnout


Tickets available at: https://affectconf.com/register

Website
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Sunday
Oct 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
Monday
Oct 17
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

Website
Tuesday
Oct 25
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 1
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

Website
Wednesday
Nov 2
CHIFOO Event: Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments" with Michelle Kittrell, Cambia Health Solutions!

If we look closely at interactions that frustrate us we can clearly see bounded irrationality at play, disrupting our ‘expected’ path of outcomes. This talk will cover how the dynamic of neuroscience, culture, and personal preferences create “unique” rational experiences.

About the Speaker

Michelle Kittrell is a research analyst at Cambia Health Solutions.

Come join CHIFOO for our tenth and final speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Friday
Nov 4
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Sunday
Nov 20
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Nov 21
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

Website
Tuesday
Nov 22
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

Website
Friday
Dec 2
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 6
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

Website
Sunday
Dec 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.

Website
Monday
Dec 19
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

Website
Friday
Jan 6, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Feb 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Mar 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Apr 7, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
May 5, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Jun 2, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Jul 7, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Aug 4, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Sep 1, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Oct 6, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Nov 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Friday
Dec 1, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

Website