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Thursday
Sep 18
ISSA Portland Chapter - September 2014 Luncheon
Con-Way

Please join ISSA Portland for our monthly chapter meeting luncheon on the topic of: Breaches are inevitable – what can you do to prepare?

Please register online using the URL below to attend the event. Online sales will end 09/16/2014 at 10pm after which you will need to pay at the door. Seating is limited, so sign up today. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapter-meeting-breaches-are-inevitable-what-can-you-do-to-prepare-tickets-12427379627

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Doors open at 11:30AM. The event will end at 1:00PM. Lunch will be provided.

Presentation:
Breaches are inevitable. You can implement strong security controls but breaches are a matter of when, not if it happens. The faster you respond to a breach of personally identifiable or sensitive information, the lower the operational, financial, or reputational impact to your organization. If your organization stores information such as social security numbers, driver’s license numbers and financial information, you need to be in a position to respond and notify because it’s sound business practice and it’s the law in the State of Oregon. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the regulatory requirements when it comes to breach notification and provide tools you can use in your own organizations to quickly respond to breaches when they occur, especially when you are required to notify your customers of such a breach.

This presentation is intended for security professionals, compliance officers, chief privacy officers and legal counsel who are or may be responsible for responding to security incidents that involves the unsecure breach of personally identifiable, protected, or sensitive information.

Presenter:
Chris Apgar, CISSP, CEO and President of Apgar & Associates, LLC, is a nationally recognized information security, privacy and electronic health information exchange expert. He has over 16 years of experience assisting health care organizations comply with HIPAA, HITECH and other privacy and security laws. Mr. Apgar has assisted healthcare, utilities and financial organizations implement privacy and security safeguards to protect against organizational harm and harm to consumers. Mr. Apgar served as a member of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Board of Directors for eight years. He currently is a member of the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Advisory Commission. Mr. Apgar has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional since 2002 and is a senior member of the Information Systems Security Association.

Price:
The chapter meeting is subsidized by chapter memberships and sponsors. There is a nominal fee of $10 (member) or $25 (non-member) for preregistered attendees. Walk in attendee’s are welcome but will be charged $30 cash at the door. If you wish to become a member, please visit http://portland.issa.org/join-issa-portland/

CPEs: The chapter maintains proof of attendance for members but it is the member’s responsibility to ensure that these CPE's are credited to their respective accounts. This luncheon will offer 1 CPE per hour of attendance.

Chapter Sponsors ISSA Portland would like to thank our program sponsors, who help make high quality programs like this possible.

Platinum Sponsor: Rapid7 Gold Sponsor: IBM Silver Sponsor: Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Silver Sponsor: Zscaler

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Case studies in Big Data -- Three Implementation Stories | Developer Event
New Relic

Join us for an overview of three different big data technology implementation case studies. Three different businesses will provide an overview of the problem they set out to solve, the data involved, and the technology used. You’ll learn about high level strengths, weaknesses, and applicability of the different technologies involved and the real world implementation experience.

Storytellers:

Scott Waddell will explain how iovation adopted Cassandra to achieve service scalability with improvements to performance, availability, and development flexibility. He’ll highlight lessons learned and the current state of the deployed active/active architectureof 100+ Cassandra nodes.

Scott Waddell is the Chief Technology Officer at iovation where he is privileged to lead the engineering, ioLabs, and IT operations teams to help customers win the battle against online fraud & abuse. Scott has more than 20 years of hands-on leadership experience spanning fraud mitigation, computer & network security, critical infrastructure protection, and information warfare. He is also a new member of the TAO Board of Directors and enjoys time with his wife and three teenage children in Lake Oswego.

Shawn Duffy has implemented and architected multiple Big Data environments for companies in the Consumer Goods, Entertainment, & Retail industries. His functional & technical experiences for these implementations will be shared, especially what made them successful (which may surprise you) and what challenges/pitfalls to avoid, delving into the business' role of Big Data as well as the technical specifics surrounding their success.

Shawn Duffy is the Business Intelligence Practice Lead at Axian. He has spent the past 15+ years in the Business Intelligence industry as developer and architect. Starting out as a Database programmer & Crystal Reports Developer, he progressed through all aspects of Data Warehousing, BI Strategy, Architecture Design, and Big Data. He has worked with many Fortune 100/500 companies, including the Schwan Foods Company, Lockheed Martin, Tyson Foods, Baker & McKenzie, Raytheon, & Tribune Company, architecting Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions.

Allen Grimm will demonstrate the four steps of his data science process designed to take a business from the starting line to fully functional data infrastructure. Each step will be explained through case studies from past and current projects. By the end of the presentations, the technical-minded will have a better grounding for their skill set and the business-minded will have a better grasp on how to conceptualize a data team.

Fascinated by the intersection of abstraction and reality, Allen's heart is in data science. Formally trained in computational intelligence at Portland State University followed by data mining at Nike and predictive modeling in various startups, he is currently Senior Data Scientist at Sovolve and is founding Grimm Science. His passion is in de-mystifying data science and exploring the best practices of building data science initiatives.

Details: When: Thursday, September 18th from 5:30-8:00 PM Where: New Relic, 111 SW 5th Ave, 28th Floor, Portland, OR 97204 Cost: $10 Members | $15 Nonmembers Pizza, Beer & Wine included.

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PDMA Learning and Networking Event: DIGITAL RESEARCH BEYOND GOOGLE
Lucky Labrador Public House Multnomah Village

DIGITAL RESEARCH BEYOND GOOGLE

How B2B Marketers Can Gather Better Intelligence In A Big Data World

PDMA Learning and Networking Event

Thursday, September 18, 2014

6:00 - 8:00pm

Presenter: Sean Campbell, Cascade Insights

This event is for anyone who wishes to gather meaningful competitive and market intelligence from digital sources. Sean will share examples that illustrate how internet tools, such as LinkedIn, Indeed, Twitter and SlideShare can be used to answer specific questions and give you valuable insights into important market trends and your competitor’s strategies and tactics. In addition to his informative presentation, there will be a Q&A session during which time attendees can explore details of intelligence gathering.

Sean Campbell is an internationally recognized, speaker, author, and, expert in the fields of competitive and market intelligence. Sean has been quoted in Forbes, the New York Times, ZDNet, LA Times, and other publications and has presented at MIT’s Sloan Management School and SCIP (Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals) conferences in the US, Europe, and Asia.

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

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

Schedule:

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

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

6:45 – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm: Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm: Networking

Cost:

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

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members

To register online, click on the website above

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

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UX Happy Hour
Harvester / Ground Breaker Gastropub

For Sept, we're going gluten-free at Ground Breaker (formerly known as Harvester) Gastropub in Southeast.

To help us figure out how much space we need, you can optionally RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event open to anyone interested in talking about user experience design. There are no talks or presentations; it’s just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

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UnityPDX monthly meetup
Portland Code School

GUI System Demo and workshop.

Last meetup we covered the new GUI features found in Unity.

This meetup we will be conducting a workshop on how to actually use the UI and mock a few things up. I will have a basic mockup which you can use or bring your own.

Please bring a computer with Unity and/or an image editing program to jam with us! Artists and Coders and folks still learning are all welcome!

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NodeJS Code & Learn night
New Relic

Bring your ideas! Bring your hardware! We're meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month to work on projects and talk about all things NodeJS.


Newbies welcome! Say hi and ask questions.

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Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

TBD

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PDXPUG: September meeting

Portland Postgres Users Group. See link for details.

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PDX Speech and Language Processing Happy Hour
EastBurn

PDX Speech and Language Processing Happy Hour is an informal gathering of individuals working in computational linguistics, speech, and natural language processing in the Portland metro area. No talks, just socializing, but shop talk encouraged. Some folks will be around 7-10, so drop in as your schedule permits. See you at EastBurn!

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PDXElectroHax Meetup
ADX

Talk, present, talk some more.

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Brain Silo Open House

Thursday is open house. This is when members gather and can open the door for you. We know we can be there by 7pm, but most of the time we are hours early. We don't have a opening ceremony, or any formal meeting, its a time for you to eavesdrop on other people's projects and work on something that you may need help with. Bring your inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to Brain Silo and Hack with friends.

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Friday
Sep 19
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

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

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Pop-Up Startup Accelerator
Public Domain

Join us this Friday at Startup Coffee Hour!, a pop-up startup accelerator taking place at Public Domain, the ultra-minimalist coffee shop anchoring the Portland Startup District.

Our startup accelerator is free and open to anyone who wants to come. There's no structure or agenda, and it only lasts two hours. All you need to participate is an open mind and a willingness to share your ideas and help others succeed.

MORE INFO: http://www.meetup.com/StartupHappyHour/events/207690162/

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Young Entrepreneurs Society [YESpdx] feat. The Mayor of Portland + Our 1-Year Anniversary Party
Picnic House / Barlow 723 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR

That's right! We made it through our first year; we grew from 1 member to 750 members ... and engaged 12 awesome speakers on subjects ranging from "Startup Law 101" to "Angel Investing for Entrepreneurs". We've had small, women-only events in SE and large 120+ person events where people had to sit on the floor and stand in the hallway. We've played (beer pong) together, we've learned together and a few of us have started new companies together. At the end of the day we have all grown together. JOIN US as we gather with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to celebrate the YESpdx 1-Year Anniversary at the best new bar in town -- Barlow. New members and friends are welcome!!! RSVP now. Space is limited.

Cascade Media Convergence
through University of Oregon Portland

Friday September 19th, 6-9 PM

Opening dinner, Kick off. Centrally located in the downtown area. Please check back for details

Saturday September 20th

at University of Oregon Turnbull Center

  • 9-10AM Coffee and set up
  • 10-11:30 1st workshop session
  • 11:45-1:15 2nd workshop session
  • 1:15-2 Lunch
  • 2-3:30 3rd workshop session
  • 3:45-6 Media-based Break out Session (video, radio, print, more)
  • 8PM Concert/cultural event at offsite location

Sunday September 21st

at University of Oregon Turnbull Center

  • 9-10AM Coffee and set up
  • 10-11:30 4th workshop session
  • 11:45-1:15 5th workshop session
  • 1:15-2 Lunch
  • 2-4 Issue-based Strategy Session (Environmental Justice, Housing Rights…)
  • 4:15-7ish Final “Break-in” Session, in which conference participants discuss how we can collaborate regionally going forward.

Basic structure of final event: Report backs from the various breakouts and discussions from the weekend, proposals for further action, break outs around proposals people want to work on, commitments we will make going forward.

Saturday
Sep 20
Help be part of the future of news at the 1st ever Portland Open News Hackathon
through George S. Turnbull Center, University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication

Our dilemma: How can we build software or other tools to help harness, verify and prioritize news and information coming from members of our community?

Every day there are things happening in our community that neighbors and community members are eyewitnesses to – but how can we discern fact from fiction, rumor from real news? Can we utilize a network of citizen reporters across the city and region to help in this effort? Are there software tools that can help organize and prioritize news stories? How do we turn these tips into fully-produced news stories, that can be broadcast, posted online and shared between different newsrooms?

You can help us ideate, brainstorm, problem-solve, prototype, user test and build solutions at the Open News Hackathon, which will be held on September 20th – 21st as part of the Cascade Media Convergence.

We need news reporters, news junkies, code monkeys, hackers, programmers, twitterers, community activists and community collaborators to help in this effort!

We’ll gather on on Saturday September 20th to form teams and begin the design process, then the teams will go through user scenarios, build prototypes, test out designs and present their findings Sunday morning September 21st. The best design will be put into use in an actual newsroom setting, and people can continue to be involved as we evolve and build out the prototype into a working product over the coming months.

Come and be a part of this exciting initiative to help build the future of news gathering and distribution for Portland, Cascadia and the world!

Join us at the Turnbull Building of the University of Oregon, located in downtown Portland at the White Stag Building - 70 NW Couch St.

September 20 – 21, 2014
http://cascademedia.cc

For more information or to get involved, contact Jenka Soderberg, the News Director at KBOO community Radio at [masked]

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Sunday
Sep 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Data Science Hack Day
TwentySix Cafe

Programming in R? What about D3? No matter which language you prefer, come join us for Data Science Hack Day! We will spend a chill afternoon working on our projects, and learning from each other.

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TYE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) Oregon Launch and Informational Event
Mercy Corps Event Center
TYE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) Oregon is a unique program that helps high school students (grades 9-12) learn about the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.
More than 23 TiE Chapters world-wide are already running a TYE program and now Oregon will have its own version!

The curriculum starts late September 2014 and will run through Spring 2015. Students will form teams and each team will work on creating a business concept while learning necessary skills through a progressive series of "Boot camp" sessions, lectures, discussions and hands-on activities in sessions on Sundays between Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. The program culminates in a Business Plan Competition in Spring 2015. Winners will go on to compete in the TYE Global Business Plan Competition in June!

For this launch and informational event we will serve dinner, feature speakers and information about the program, a hands-on activity, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and sign up students for the curriculum as well.

This event is aimed at parents, interested high school students, sponsors, and interested members of the entrepreneurial community.

Admission is free but pre-registration is required.
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Monday
Sep 22
The Parker Apartments GRAND OPENING PARTY
The Parker Apartments

At 5:30pm join us inside the building for a celebration of Portland's tech community. Play video games made by indie developers, and starting at 6:30pm, we'll have a series of presentations from local companies and start-ups announcing new developments and opportunities. Presenters include impactflow.com, cleanreach.com, switchboardhq.com, coursetto.com, ondreampath.com, crystalbeasley.com and noappfee.com.

Free drinks, food, and music on the patio. If you'd like to be one of our featured presenters, please contact Arthur: info@prospectpdx.com

Games curated by Portland Independent Game Squad (pigsquad.com), featuring sleepninjagames.com, mountainmachinegames.com, appsomniacs.com, starshiprubicon.com, phrenicworld.com and more!

The event is free and open to the public.

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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PDXGo Talk Night
Esri Portland R&D Center

Learn about Go and join other Gophers for a night of learning and discussion. Welcome to all skill levels!

Talk: [TBA]

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Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Tuesday
Sep 23
PDX Women in Tech Happy Hour Networking Event
Iovation

Come join an amazing group for happy hour at iovation! Be sure to find Amber Pham, Manager of Information Security at iovation. Read our newsletter for more fun facts about her; it's a great conversation starter!

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

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Portland Code School - Happy Hour!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Join us to learn about the different programs that PCS has to offer – from the JavaScript immersion class to Data Visualization and Front End Development, to an iOS Primer coming this fall.

The Lucky Lab on Quimby has a HUGE space, free WiFi and great beer.

Your first drink is on us (alcohol or not)!

(I'll have a small PCS sign and most likely some kind of board game.)

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City of Portland Comprehensive Plan: Open Data
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

Bureau of Planning

NW Education Cluster & PDX EdTech Meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Join us for the first meeting of the school year as the Northwest Education Cluster meets for a networking event held in conjunction with the Portland EdTech Meetup group for informal discussions on topics of common interests in education. Featured this month are presentations from Switchboard and Cel.ly, recent ventures that got their start here in Portland.

Clarity Innovations is sponsoring this event because we believe in fostering relationships and synergies within the education and training industries to make it a driving force of the Northwest economy. Enjoy free pizza and beer as you network and mingle with peers to celebrate the Back-to-School season!

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PDXCPP September Meeting
Cedexis

Join us for some socializing and discussion of C++. Learn from presentations by local experts and have fun times with other code creators in a comfortable environment.


Cedexis will generously be providing the venue, food, and refreshments. They'll also be presenting at this month's PDX Tech Meetup if you want to learn more about them.

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Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

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

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

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Wednesday
Sep 24
PDX Python Presentation Night
Urban Airship Inc

Come join us for Pythonic talks!

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

This month:

  • Omnibus Database Machine: How to NoSQL in Postgres with Django by Aleck Landgraf and Gavin McQuillan

And pizza from Building Energy!

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

RSVP at Meetup

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

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PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Janine Ohmer (the Fearless Leader of CocoaHeads PDX) will present about App Extensions in iOS 8.

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

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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Church of Robotron
Diode Gallery for Electronic Art

The Church of Robotron

2014 Testing and Training Facility

With only 70 years remaining until the robot uprising crisis of 2084, The Church of Robotron desperately announces that it will be conducting testing and training operations at the Diode Gallery, 514 NW Couch, Portland, OR 97209. Window altar services will be available starting September 14th, 2104. Mutant liturgy will be held on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 and (First) Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, both at 7pm. Other times by appointment.

The installation centers around three (3) altars that will test and train the public by subjecting them to a multitude of environmental discomforts while playing augmented versions of the 1982 8­-bit twitch arcade game Roboton 2084. Participants will take up the two (2) eight­-way joysticks to battle both on­-screen Robotrons and real­-world stimuli manifested from in­-game events. These futile efforts will be celebrated and archived on a videographed leaderboard.

Church organizers will be conducting research and performing additional tests to determine if the mutant savior walks among us today. Devotees and skeptics alike are invited to take in a recorded (or live!) sermon from a church prophet and to learn more about Robotron prophecy and culture in the reading room.

The last human family must survive, and it is through experiential Error, deep understanding of Futility, and the Mutant Savior’s anti-­robot chest­-mounted turreted lasers that our human culture can continue to thrive.

About The Church of Robotron

The Church of Robotron is an avant-­fanatical post­-apocalyptic videogame cyber­-religion based in the 1980s but born in the 2000s in Portland, OR. The CoR has installed/performed at ToorCamp in Neah Bay, held public devivals in Portland, and celebrated with private screenings and public swearing over low scores.

About Diode

Diode is Portland’s flagship art gallery dedicated to electronic and and electro­-interactive works.

For More Information

Contact:
Brian Richardson (skinny@knowhere.net) (503)­929­-3785
Diode Gallery (contact@jetsoncreative.com)

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PDX Exploit Workshop

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

PDX Exploit Workshop

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Thursday
Sep 25
TiE Panel event: The Future Takes Flight - Drones
TiE Pearl Incubator

Join us for a fun and educational event on the theme of Aerial Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), otherwise know as drones.

Drones came into the public eye in recent years through the news about their military uses, but they are gaining some serious momentum in civil applications as well. Some regards this as a sweeping technical revolution, with far-reaching consequences and possibilities. Come find out what Oregon companies are doing in this new and exciting industry vertical!

Weather permitting, we're planning for a demonstration session of some drones outside the venue, on the opposite side of the street, in the Con-Way parking lot.

After the demo, we will have a panel discussion about the state of the industry, and where our panelists see things going. There will be plenty of opportunity for networking and Q&A!

Panelists include:

  • Ryan Jenson - CEO/Founder of HoneyCombM
  • Jonathan Evans - CEO/Co-founder of SkyWard
  • Scott Edwards - founder of the @PDXDrones group and cofounder of Silicon Sky Meetup (and Director of Marketing and Customer Acquisition at Simple Finance by day)

The discussion will be moderated by Shashi Jain.

TiE Members: $15 Non-members: $25

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How do I even Swift?
Jama South

Join us for the inaugural meetup of the Mobile Development PDX Meetup Organized by RipFog, featuring JP Simard from Realm, makers of a new open source mobile database built to replace Core Data & SQLite.

Presentation Topic: How do I even Swift?

Swift, Apple’s fresh new programming language, requires new ways of thinking. We'll look at how to approach the app building process to embrace Swift from different angles ranging from TDD, functional programming, documentation to dependency management.

RSVP via Meetup required.

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Quantified Self Show&Tell
Mozilla

Tracking your mood with your smartphone? Recording your workouts, diet and/or weight? Using a Fitbit, Withings scale, or heart-rate monitor?

Quantified Self is "self-knowledge through numbers" and we want to hear your self-tracking stories! Sign up to give a talk. Our content comes from our community. Show us your graphs, spreadsheets, biometric devices, practical solutions and crazy notions. They are all welcome. We focus on real self-tracking projects involving your personal data.

Or just bring your enthusiasm and come to marvel and learn with us. Sharing is not required if you're just curious to see what this is about! Agenda:

• 6 to 6:30 pm: Doors open. Social time. This is an opportunity to meet other self-trackers and catch up with friends.

• 6:30 pm: Intro to QS plus news. We'll provide a brief intro about QS, as well as, what's been happening in the past months in the news on how people are finding meaning from their personal data.

• 6:45 to 7:15 pm: Scheduled Show&Tell talks. These are 7 minute talks with 5 minutes for questions. This is the meat & potatoes of QS meetups. This is an opportunity to share your story with your peers. Please contact us in advance if you want to give one. We'll send out a list of speakers in advance of the meet up.

• 7:15 to 7:45 pm: Walk-on Show&Tell talks. These are 5 minutes with time for a couple questions. They are signed up for on the day of the event, using a sheet at the welcome table. We’ll go through as many as we can, time permitting.

• 7:45 to 8:30 pm: We'll open things up for general discussion if there's anything that someone wants to bring up to the group. Then we'll break and hang out for awhile. This is a good opportunity to talk with presenters If you're interested in doing a Show&Tell, please mention it in your RSVP or email the organizers in advance. You can also sign up on the day of the event as a walk-on.

We can't wait to see you there!

-Steven, Rob, Mark, Ioan

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Momentum: What to do in between the big events?
Puppet Labs

This month's topic is "Momentum: What to do in between the big events," a question that has come up many times at our meetings recently!

This is a meetup for community managers and leaders who are interested in discussion about all topics related to nurturing and running online communities. We will be meeting on the fourth Thursday of most months at Puppet Labs.

Agenda:

• 6:00 - 6:30 -- Welcome and introductions 

• 6:30 - 7:00 -- John Smith will be covering a series of cases on what to do in between big events to keep communities active.

• 7:00 - 7:30 -- Discussion; brainstorm future agenda topics.

We understand that not everyone can make it from work to a meetup by 6pm, so please keep in mind that presentations don't start until 6:30, and you're welcome to drop by at any point during the meeting. We're a small, informal group!

Interested in giving a short talk or presentation on a topic related to community management? Email [masked]. 

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MySQL User Group September Meeting
Elemental Technologies

Agenda / Speaker is open.

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Friday
Sep 26
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

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

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Saturday
Sep 27
Illuminated Hexaflexagons at Lovecraft Bar
Lovecraft Bar

Join me this Saturday when we'll combine the art of folding hexaflexagons with electronics!

No prior electronics or paper crafting experience required.

While all materials will be provided, please feel free to bring:

Origami paper

Copper tape

Scissors

Colored pencils, markers, crayons

Construction paper

Sunday
Sep 28
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

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

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

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Sep 29
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Francesco Cesarani - Thinking in a Highly Concurrent, Mostly-functional Language
ADP Dealer Services

Note: we moved the meeting to September 29th.

We are fortunate this month to have noted tech luminary, Erlang Solutions founder and O'Reilly author Francesco Cesarini join us.  http://www.oreilly.com/pub/au/3373

Yale Professor Alan Perlis once wrote, “A language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing.”

To really appreciate the power of the actor model, no matter if you are using Go, Rust, AKKA or Erlang, you need to learn to think concurrently. Erlang has for decades been leading the way in concurrent thinking and developers from different communities abd backgrounds have a lot to learn from its approach.

This talk illustrates by example how embracing the Erlang way of thinking about problems leads to scalable and fault-tolerant designs. It will describe three ways of clustering Erlang nodes within the server side domain, describing how these systems have evolved as the concurrency model and the underlying hardware got more powerful.

Through these case studies, we will describe how Erlang, and more specifically, concurrency was done in 1995 when the limit of processes was 30,000, with an evolution as to how concurrency is used and applied today, when the limit of simultaneous processes in in the magnitude of millions per virtual machine.

...stay tuned for clarification on the date and location.

- Steve

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Tuesday
Sep 30
I Have an Idea! Now What?
Tonkon Torp LLP

Join us for a panel discussion with experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully made the transition from great idea to actual company.

Courtney Couch - Co-founder and CEO of Muut, Inc., a discussion platform. Has been building companies and teams from conception to exit for 15 years.

Summer Kramer - Founder and President of SummerSkin, a startup company that sells sun protective clothing. Inspired by her personal experience and pharmaceutical background to develop a luxury fabric clothing line that protects skin from UV rays.

Chris Logan - Has founded and run several startup companies, including SweetSpot Diabetes Care, which was acquired by DexCom, cc:Sync, Inc., and Avaya. Also raises angel and venture funds and is currently a Fund Manager of the PSF Founders Group.

Tom Kingsley - Co-founder and CEO of CrowdCompass, which makes smartphone apps for conferences. In 2012, the company was purchased by Cvent. Currently advises several startup entities and entrepreneurs regarding development of their business.

AGENDA: 4:00 PM - Registration & Snacks; 4:15 PM - Program; 5:15 PM - Reception; 6:00 PM - Close

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Portland Code School - Happy Hour!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Join us to learn about the different programs that PCS has to offer – from the JavaScript immersion class to Data Visualization and Front End Development, to an iOS Primer coming this fall.

The Lucky Lab on Quimby has a HUGE space, free WiFi and great beer.

Your first drink is on us (alcohol or not)!

(I'll have a small PCS sign and most likely some kind of board game.)

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Monthly Happy Hour
Rontoms

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words. Repeats the last Tuesday of every month.

Starting September 24th we will be changing venues to Romtoms, on the east side of the bridge at Burnside and 6th St. We hope there will be more room and it will be easier to find the rest of us. We look forward to seeing everyone.

If you can't find us inside look for us out in the back we may be enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful open patio.

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Healthcare & Life Sciences IT Tavern Talks: What’s So Special About Medical Software?
Portland Brewing Company Taproom

What’s So Special About Medical Software?

Join us after work for a lively, open panel discussion about the special requirements, methods and challenges in creating and delivering software for use in healthcare. Whether it’s patient information systems, advanced clinical tools, device intelligence or cloud based web applications software is becoming essential to patient care and medical effectiveness. Meet a panel of experienced leaders in medical software, learn about best practices and connect with your peers in healthcare high tech. This event is suitable both for people working with healthcare technology and people new or interested in healthcare software.

Speaker Panel

Gregory Jackson, Director of Technology Operations at WebMD Health Services

Brian Martin, MD Director Medical Informatics at GE Healthcare

Dawn Flakne, Director, Implant Software Engineering and Architecture at MSEI/BioTronik

Format

This event is designed to promote lively discussion and networking. The first hour is a panel discussion led by a moderator and the second hour is social/networking. Moderator uses prepared questions to start the discussion and then encourages audience interaction. Networking session also includes a ‘business card bar’ to encourage professional connections. This event typically draws 40 to 50 people with capacity for up to 80 people.

Event Details: When: September 30th, 2014 5:30pm to 7:30pm Where: Portland Brewing Company Taproom, 2730 NW 31st, Portland OR Price: $25 TAO and Oregon Bioscience Members | $45 Nonmembers

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NSBeer
White Owl Social Club

Meet with iOS developers, Mac developers, UX designers, QA testers, and whoever else wants to come.

Have a beer and argue about Swift.

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AppNexus Tech Event
AppNexus

AppNexus is hosting a Tech Event to talk about JavaScript! Come see how we use this language for automation, command-line tools, and more!

Please learn more and RSVP at the link below.

http://appnexustechtalk.splashthat.com

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Squarespace is hosting a Meet & Greet in Portland!
Doug Fir Lounge

Attention Portland: Squarespace is looking for great talent to join our Customer Care team, and we've organized a Meet & Greet so you can get a feel for our culture and ask any questions in person. Whether you're interested in becoming a part of our award-winning Customer Care team at Squarespace, or just curious to learn more about who we are and what we do, we'd love to meet you! Drinks and refreshments will be served.

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Thursday
Oct 2
HIMSS OREGON, ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE
Hilton Vancouver Washington

This full day conference offers insights and strategies for Healthcare Systems, Payers, Government Health and Students to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of Healthcare Information Technology.   

From distinguished keynote presentations from key industry leaders, to breakout sessions covering a range of topics ranging from Best Practices, Standards, Industry Trends and Solutions, and Networking Opportunities, this will be an educational conference like no other!    Please join us and reserve your seat to be a part of this event today!  

REGISTRATION FEES: HIMSS Members: 75.00 HIMSS Student Member: 25.00 Non-Member: 100.00

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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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Church of Robotron
Diode Gallery for Electronic Art

The Church of Robotron

2014 Testing and Training Facility

With only 70 years remaining until the robot uprising crisis of 2084, The Church of Robotron desperately announces that it will be conducting testing and training operations at the Diode Gallery, 514 NW Couch, Portland, OR 97209. Window altar services will be available starting September 14th, 2104. Mutant liturgy will be held on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 and (First) Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, both at 7pm. Other times by appointment.

The installation centers around three (3) altars that will test and train the public by subjecting them to a multitude of environmental discomforts while playing augmented versions of the 1982 8­-bit twitch arcade game Roboton 2084. Participants will take up the two (2) eight­-way joysticks to battle both on­-screen Robotrons and real­-world stimuli manifested from in­-game events. These futile efforts will be celebrated and archived on a videographed leaderboard.

Church organizers will be conducting research and performing additional tests to determine if the mutant savior walks among us today. Devotees and skeptics alike are invited to take in a recorded (or live!) sermon from a church prophet and to learn more about Robotron prophecy and culture in the reading room.

The last human family must survive, and it is through experiential Error, deep understanding of Futility, and the Mutant Savior’s anti-­robot chest­-mounted turreted lasers that our human culture can continue to thrive.

About The Church of Robotron

The Church of Robotron is an avant-­fanatical post­-apocalyptic videogame cyber­-religion based in the 1980s but born in the 2000s in Portland, OR. The CoR has installed/performed at ToorCamp in Neah Bay, held public devivals in Portland, and celebrated with private screenings and public swearing over low scores.

About Diode

Diode is Portland’s flagship art gallery dedicated to electronic and and electro­-interactive works.

For More Information

Contact:
Brian Richardson (skinny@knowhere.net) (503)­929­-3785
Diode Gallery (contact@jetsoncreative.com)

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Friday
Oct 3
BSidesPDX
Refuge PDX

BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the infosec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

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Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

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

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Rescheduled: Agile PDX Dntn Pub Lunch: The Role of the PO When Doing Agile "at Scale"
McMennamins Ringler's

As if transitioning to Agile is not challenging enough in any company, what does Agile look like ‘at scale’? For the North American market, ADP Dealer Services develops software & services across 100 sprint teams, 4 major product groups, and half a dozen sites across the US & India. We are now 2 years into our Agile transition. We’ll take a look at some of the practices & tools we utilize each day, and some of the lessons we’ve learned along our journey.

David Nash is Vice President of Product Management at ADP Dealer Services, the leading provider to Automotive Retailers and OEMs, globally. Prior to ADP, David spent 17 years at Intel in various Product Management, Product Marketing, Advanced Research, and Venture Investing assignments. He is the President of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) Oregon Chapter, and is the co-founder of ProductCamp Portland.

RSVP's appreciated but not required. For more info, contact jean@azuregate.net or post your query to the AgilePDX mailing list.

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Sunday
Oct 5
CHIFOO Workshop: Fieldwork 4 Human Computer Interaction (1 of 4)
ISITE Design Community Room

Fieldwork for Human Computer Interaction: A 4-Part Workshop on Ethnographically-Informed Fieldwork

Sara Bly and Françoise Brun-Cottan

A growing number of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers and practitioners use the results of fieldwork to guide the design and evaluate the user experience of interactive systems and technologies. Why? Because data about real people in real situations spurs creativity and innovation around practical challenges, resulting in more useful and usable artifacts.

Fieldwork for HCI typically consists of firsthand observations made in the naturally occurring environment of use (as opposed to studies performed in a controlled environment). Many techniques are adapted from anthropology – particularly ethnography.

As the mobile app and manufacturing industries grow in Oregon, UX designers are increasingly recruited from out-of-state. The Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon - CHIFOO - recognizes a local need for more basic training in this area.

Workshop Format This practicum is a new offering by CHIFOO, separate from the popular monthly guest lecture series. Developed with industry experts Sara Bly and Françoise Brun-Cottan, this unique pilot program serves as a first test model for future educational programs by CHIFOO.

To conduct fieldwork well, the researcher needs the knowledge, ability and access to observe the activities and complexities of people within the context of their day-to-day pursuits. This makes it difficult to practice in a classroom-only or online environment. The methodology is best learned by apprenticeship and experience.

Each session builds on the prior one. Participants are expected to attend three private classroom sessions, to complete group assignments in between, and to ‘report out’ on the experience in teams at the last session, an open CHIFOO event. Sessions will be held:

Sunday, October 5, 12-4 pm Wednesday, October 15 6-9 pm Wednesday, October 29, 6-9 pm Wednesday, November 12, 6-9 pm

Who Should Participate? The practicum is tailored especially towards locals who seek a better command and understanding of the skills utilized by User Experience Analysts, Design Engineers, and Interaction Designers.

To make the learning experience as rich, collaborative and personalized as possible, the # of participants is capped at 16. Group exercises are designed to be completed in teams of 2-4.

About the Instructors

Dr. Sara Bly – Head Instructor – Sara Bly has been an active researcher and practitioner in qualitative user studies for more than 25 years. Ethnographically-informed fieldwork is a major component of her user experience studies, which focus on understanding the context of an activity as well as the specific user task. During Sara’s tenure at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, she served on multi-disciplinary teams with anthropologists, designers, and computer scientists. Sara has worked in a variety of companies and development teams, and has experience teaching user study techniques for both industry and academia. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Davis. Currently Sara Bly lives in Oregon and consults nationally.

Francoise Brun-Cottan, Phd – Instructor - Anthropologist Francoise Brun-Cottan spent over a decade as a Work Place Ethnographer and Interaction Analyst with Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). Specialties include:

Integration of ethnographic insights with engineering research, product/services development and design to inform innovation. Ethnography - Observation and interviewing, analysis and representations of work practices and user experience. Video ethnography Conversation and Interaction Analysis Work Practice and Participatory Design Studies. Currently Francoise Brun-Cottan consults for libraries, government agencies, large corporations and research agencies.

Clodine Mallinckrodt – Facilitator – From Wall Street to MarCom Way, Clodine Mallinckrodt’s varied background spans the early days of interactive multimedia and distance learning to data security and strategy consulting. Currently, Clodine is Manager of Ambulatory Reporting & Analytics for Providence Health & Services, where she enjoys enabling analyst teams to deliver data visualization and exploration tools to healthcare executives throughout the west. She helped develop new Providence Consumer Segments, is a GE-certified Change Facilitator, and trained in Lean. Based in Portland, OR, Clodine Mallinckrodt is Program Co-Chair for CHIFOO.

Register Online Be an Early Bird! Get the best price by registering before August 20.

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Monday
Oct 6
Delight Conference 2014
through Portland Art Museum

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

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Maker Monday- A Free Monthly Meet Up
CymaSpace

Have some projects you'd like to create? Looking to collaborate with someone on something awesome? Could you benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 7
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
Oct 8
Python Monthly Project + Study Night
Urban Airship Inc

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

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

 

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

 

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

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CHIFOO Meeting: Art of Articulation
Puppet Labs

Art of Articulation with Lee Fain, 3M

Products, services and technology have a political gauntlet to conquer before they make their first appearance in the marketplace. Often the first line of defense in a corporate environment is the internal audience and invested key stakeholders.

Developing the solution is not enough. How you communicate the idea is just as important as the solution itself. Communicating your approach at the right time with the right mediums, and using the right level of fidelity to motivate the audience into action is an art. One needs to be an effective persuader. One needs to be a provocateur.

About the Speaker Lee Fain (@houseoffain) leverages the process of design provocation to develop compelling stories of technology while building deeper relationships within 3M’s culture of innovation. He currently leads design-centric initiatives for 3M’s Electronics & Energy Business Group based in Saint Paul, MN. His expertise is in contextualizing material science solutions through the tools of design and articulating big stories of innovation with high fidelity video productions.

Before this role, Lee was a strategic designer within 3M’s Consumer Business Group where he developed product design strategies for brands including Post-it and Scotch. His experience over the past 10 years ranged from website development for the US Air Force in Aviano, Italy to appliance design for General Electric to expanding intellectual property claims on emerging technologies. Most recently his design thinking was highlighted in a book titled: Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works (Columbia University Press).

Lee Fain received a Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Campbell University in North Carolina. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota enjoying its tropical climate with his wife and two children.

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Foley Tricks, an Audio Equipment Demo and Audio Production War Stories

This meetup will feature a cool Foley demo, a hands-on demonstration of how a variety of different microphones work (as supplied by Treehouse + Pro Photo!), as well as a panel discussion of Audio War (Horror?!) Stories. + Free Beer!

In the meantime, feel free to share your videos in the Forum Page to get negative feedback from your fellow Video Content Creators! 

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Thursday
Oct 9
Stories of a CFO with Mike Yonker | CFO Leadership Exchange
Sincerely Truman

Please join your peers for a three-part series of candid discussions with area CFOs. This series of events will cover multiple topics some of which will include, what it’s truly like being a CFO, how one becomes a CFO, how to make the transition to CEO (if desired) and lessons learned along the way. This series is intended not only for those that aspire to become a CFO but also for current CFOs wanting to connect with their peers.

Event Details:

When: Thursday, October 9th Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM | 5:30 Networking Reception | 6:15 Presentation and Q&A Where: Sincerely Truman, 123 NE 3rd Ave, Ste 209, Portland, Or 97209 Cost per event: $45 Members | $65 Nonmember (includes heavy appetizers and drinks)

Who Can Attend?

Current CFOs wanting to connect with their peers Those that aspire to become a CFO or high-level finance professional Service Providers are not eligible to attend

2014 Line-up Includes:

May 15th – Kelly Lang, CFO, Tripwire October –Mike Yonker, Finance, Nike November/December - Ben Ertischek, CFO, Viewpoint Construction Software

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

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

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AppNexus Tech Event
AppNexus

AppNexus is hosting a Tech Event to talk about our Web Services! Come learn about the challenges faced when handling billions of request per day, and the novel ways we solve them.

DISCLAIMER: The date and details for this event may change as we're in the early stages of planning. Be sure to check back once it draws nearer.

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AEmoji
The Bossanova Ballroom

AEmoji is a month long challenge for local talent to create a short, original, animated or live action piece inspired by randomly chosen emoji characters. The culmination of this challenge is a one time huge screening/party celebrating that work Thursday night during Design Week Portland. Come vote for your favorites to win prizes. Must be 21 and over to attend.

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Friday
Oct 10
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

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

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Saturday
Oct 11
DevOps Bootcamp
Oregon State University- Kelley Engineering Center: 1148 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97331

DevOps DayCamp is a dual-track day with one track to help inexperienced attendees get started with DevOps, as well as a second track comprised of a hands-on hackathon with educational sessions throughout the day for the more advanced DevOps crowd. Advanced sessions will be given by industry professionals and will include Ansible, Travis CI and Docker. DevOps Daycamp is open to students at Oregon State University and the community. Registration is strongly encouraged, but the event is free.

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Graphic Portland Festival
Old Church

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

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Monday
Oct 13
Quit Your Job and Start A Business
Taborspace

Make the transition and take the leap to starting your own business!

You have an idea, a dream, a vision that you want to pursue. Your heart is ready to take that leap of faith and start that business, but your brain weighs the risks to your career and livelihood and tells you to stay put in your job.

It’s an agonizing place to be.

In this workshop, given by Robin Wang, a seasoned start-up veteran and small business owner, we will help you plan and prepare for that leap by demystifying the entrepreneurial journey, offering tactics to reduce the risks, and showing you the resources that can make the leap more palatable for your brain to follow your heart and pursue your dreams.

Workshop Take-Aways
1. What To Expect: The Life of an Entrepreneur
2. Get a Handle on Personal & Business Finances
3. Discover Business Funding Options
4. How to Manage Your Employer
5. Start a 10 Step Transition Action Plan
plus much more...

Webinar option also available!

For more information and to register visit www.QuitJobStartBiz.com. Email info@quitjobstartbiz.com to request discount promo-code.

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Tuesday
Oct 14
pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)
New Relic

Beth Flanagan “Hacking Smart Grid”

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Wednesday
Oct 15
CHIFOO Workshop: Fieldwork 4 Human Computer Interaction (2 of 4)
ISITE Design Community Room

Fieldwork for Human Computer Interaction: A 4-Part Workshop on Ethnographically-Informed Fieldwork

A growing number of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers and practitioners use the results of fieldwork to guide the design and evaluate the user experience of interactive systems and technologies. Why? Because data about real people in real situations spurs creativity and innovation around practical challenges, resulting in more useful and usable artifacts.

Fieldwork for HCI typically consists of firsthand observations made in the naturally occurring environment of use (as opposed to studies performed in a controlled environment). Many techniques are adapted from anthropology – particularly ethnography.

As the mobile app and manufacturing industries grow in Oregon, UX designers are increasingly recruited from out-of-state. The Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon - CHIFOO - recognizes a local need for more basic training in this area.

Workshop Format This practicum is a new offering by CHIFOO, separate from the popular monthly guest lecture series. Developed with industry experts Sara Bly and Françoise Brun-Cottan, this unique pilot program serves as a first test model for future educational programs by CHIFOO.

To conduct fieldwork well, the researcher needs the knowledge, ability and access to observe the activities and complexities of people within the context of their day-to-day pursuits. This makes it difficult to practice in a classroom-only or online environment. The methodology is best learned by apprenticeship and experience.

Each session builds on the prior one. Participants are expected to attend three private classroom sessions, to complete group assignments in between, and to ‘report out’ on the experience in teams at the last session, an open CHIFOO event. Sessions will be held:

Sunday, October 5, 12-4 pm Wednesday, October 15 6-9 pm Wednesday, October 29, 6-9 pm Wednesday, November 12, 6-9 pm

Who Should Participate? The practicum is tailored especially towards locals who seek a better command and understanding of the skills utilized by User Experience Analysts, Design Engineers, and Interaction Designers.

To make the learning experience as rich, collaborative and personalized as possible, the # of participants is capped at 16. Group exercises are designed to be completed in teams of 2-4.

About the Instructors

Dr. Sara Bly – Head Instructor – Sara Bly has been an active researcher and practitioner in qualitative user studies for more than 25 years. Ethnographically-informed fieldwork is a major component of her user experience studies, which focus on understanding the context of an activity as well as the specific user task. During Sara’s tenure at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, she served on multi-disciplinary teams with anthropologists, designers, and computer scientists. Sara has worked in a variety of companies and development teams, and has experience teaching user study techniques for both industry and academia. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Davis. Currently Sara Bly lives in Oregon and consults nationally.

Francoise Brun-Cottan, Phd – Instructor - Anthropologist Francoise Brun-Cottan spent over a decade as a Work Place Ethnographer and Interaction Analyst with Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). Specialties include:

Integration of ethnographic insights with engineering research, product/services development and design to inform innovation. Ethnography - Observation and interviewing, analysis and representations of work practices and user experience. Video ethnography Conversation and Interaction Analysis Work Practice and Participatory Design Studies. Currently Francoise Brun-Cottan consults for libraries, government agencies, large corporations and research agencies.

Clodine Mallinckrodt – Facilitator – From Wall Street to MarCom Way, Clodine Mallinckrodt’s varied background spans the early days of interactive multimedia and distance learning to data security and strategy consulting. Currently, Clodine is Manager of Ambulatory Reporting & Analytics for Providence Health & Services, where she enjoys enabling analyst teams to deliver data visualization and exploration tools to healthcare executives throughout the west. She helped develop new Providence Consumer Segments, is a GE-certified Change Facilitator, and trained in Lean. Based in Portland, OR, Clodine Mallinckrodt is Program Co-Chair for CHIFOO.

Register Online Be an Early Bird! Get the best price by registering before August 20.

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Kanban at Urban Airship (More details to follow)
Puppet Labs

Mike Herrick is the SVP of Product & Engineering at Urban Airship and is responsible for developing, operating, supporting, and sustaining Urban Airship’s products. He joined the company in 2010.

Prior to Urban Airship, Mike was the Vice President of Products for Collaborative Software Initiative. In that role, he was responsible for product management, product development, technical support, and hosted operations. Prior to Collaborative Software Initiative, Mike built a broad background in the software business with management and individual contributor roles at Liberty Mutual, C-bridge/eXcelon (now Progress Software), Mentor Graphics, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

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Thursday
Oct 16
PDMA Learning and Networking Event -- Don’t Monkey Around With Surveys: Creating Effective Surveys Using Self-Service Tools
Lucky Labrador Public House

Product Managers need good information to make good decisions. But how do you get this information? There are many online surveys at your disposal, such as SurveyMonkey, SurveyGizmo, and SurveyWriter, but any one of them can be subverted by bad survey design. This event will give you an overview of how to plan research properly, how to write a good questionnaire so you can obtain meaningful information, and decide which self-service survey tool will best encourage users to complete your survey to deliver significant results.

Panelists:

Confirmed: Steve Boespflug, Director of Research at Pivot Group

Steve has worked in market research for 21 years. Before joining Pivot he was a principal of two full service market research companies, where he designed and managed more than 500 quantitative and qualitative research studies. Steve has worked directly with more than 100 client companies ranging from small start-ups to large organizations like Hewlett-Packard, 3M, Intel, Microsoft, United Airlines, Oregon State Lottery and Gartner. Steve has used a wide variety of data collection methodologies and analytics. He has managed over 200 online survey projects globally using Surveywriter, Surveygizmo and Surveymonkey, and has relied on the top online panel companies worldwide. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

Tentative: Mike Pritchard, President, Five Circles Research

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

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

Schedule:

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

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

6:45 – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm: Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm: Networking

Cost:

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

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members

To register online, click on the website above.

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

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Quick Left Portland Grand Opening
Quick Left

Stop by for a sneak peek of Quick Left's newest office in Portland. We'd love for you to join us for food, drink and mingling with the Quick Left and Sprint.ly crew. For those of you who don't already know, Quick Left crafts outstanding web and mobile applications and we also operate Sprint.ly, a development management platform designed to power a more productive relationship between teams and their managers. We are excited to meet you and have the developer, design and startup community check out our new space in the historic Hamilton building this October!

Register here: http://quickleft.com/blog/quick-left-portland-grand-opening-par-tay

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Quick Left Portland Grand Opening
Quick Left

Stop by for a sneak peek of Quick Left's newest office in Portland. We'd love for you to join us for beer, snacks, and some awesome QL swag. For those of you who don't already know, Quick Left crafts outstanding web and mobile applications and we also operate Sprint.ly, a development management platform designed to power a more productive relationship between teams and their managers. We are excited to meet you and have the developer, design and startup community check out our new space in the historic Hamilton building this October!

DETAILS: Thursday, October 16th from 6:30 - 10 PM Drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided Meet the Quick Left and Sprint.ly founders and team members Photobooth, swag and more!

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quick-left-portland-grand-opening-tickets-12553316307

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Friday
Oct 17
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

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

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Saturday
Oct 18
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center

NOTE: DATES HAVE CHANGED.

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

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

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Sunday
Oct 19
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Oct 20
PNSQC 2014
through World Trade Center

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

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The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC)
through

Annually, PNSQC provides a two-day technical program and a one-day workshop during our fall conference. PNSQC events draw participants from Universities and Corporations from around the world. Among the major participants are ADP, Boeing Computer Services, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Mentor Graphics, Tektronix, Microsoft, Portland State University and Oregon State University.

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Data Modeling Zone National Conference
through Sentinel Hotel

Are you interested in (examples below):

  • Agile Data Modeling - Tools and Techniques
  • Data Governance for Data Modelers
  • Heathcare Data SIG
  • Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills for Data Modeling Professionals

These and over 60 other presentations are available when The Data Modeling Zone National Conference comes to Portland this October.

Technics Publications’ annual Data Modeling Zone (DMZ) conference is in Portland, Oregon, October 20-22, at the Sentinel Hotel. DMZ contains over 60 data modeling sessions this year with speakers and attendees traveling from all parts of the globe. The Portland Data Management Association (DAMA) chapter’s annual DAMA Day event is on October 23 so that two speakers presenting at DMZ, John Giles and Karen Lopez, can also speak at Portland DAMA Day.

The Data Modeling Zone World Conference and the Data Management Association (DAMA) Portland Chapter team up to bring two great events to Portland, Oregon this October. Attendees register for Data Modeling Zone at a discount and can attend Portland DAMA Day for free for a savings of over $500.

Check Out the Program: http://www.datamodelingzone.com/Program.aspx

Press Release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb11989261.htm

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Portland Tech Meetup
Mercy Corps

Join us for the Portland Tech Meetup 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. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 per person.

Agenda 
6:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community 
7:00pm - Event Begins!

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

- Pres. #1: Theme Dragon by Lindsay Nelson
- Pres. #2: BioMio by Dan Itkis
- Pres. #3: Windcatcher by Ryan Frayne
- Pres. #4: Simple
- Pres. #5: Intel

8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Ave [at SW Ash Street])

 

 

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Links to better acquaint yourself with the PDX Tech Meetup: 
1) PDX Tech Meetup Video Teaser
2) PDX Tech Meetup Featuring Past Presenters
3) Follow the Twitter Hashtag #PDXTechMeetup
4) Follow @PDXTechMeetup on Twitter

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Tuesday
Oct 21
Creating Great Visual Media Content on a Shoestring Budget
Alberta Main Street

Seminar Presented by: Jennie Day-Burget & Jessica Williams, Prichard Communications

Social media is changing and if you are like most small business owners, it’s hard to keep up! This training is for anyone in need of the latest trends for visual media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest and Vine.

Learn how to use these tools on a shoestring budget and examine how leaders in the field are successfully using these visual media platforms.

Key takeaways will include: • Three new things you can do immediately to enhance your visual media platforms • Practical help in setting up these channels in a strategic way • How to create content using visual media tools that support your goals

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Where: Alberta Main Street (1722 NE Alberta Street) Time: 9:30-11AM RSVP online: http://tinyurl.com/osgp5rt (Preference given to Alberta Street businesses) Free! Refreshments provided.

2014-15 Seminar Series Sponsor: Umpqua Bank

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SPIN: Inciting and Inviting a Quality Culture

The presentation starts at 6:30.

Abstract:

What is your company’s culture? What is your org’s culture? What is your team’s culture? The three may be completely different, or have strong themes, but the point is that a culture exists with or without you. You don’t force a culture, you either invite or incite it to take on certain characteristics that are valued. For example, aspects such as learning, communication, and collaboration are three activities that may be rewarded on your team, but are they valued enough for the team to do it on their own? Culture is what an anthropologist sees if they observed you in action. Is it forced by another or is it organic? In this talk, Jon will share his thoughts and experiences about the cultures he has seen over the years and what you might take away to incite (and invite) in your culture when you get back to your desk.

Jon Bach from eBay

With almost 20 years of experience in software testing, Jon Bach has held technical and managerial positions at Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and eBay. His role as Director of Live Site Quality at eBay involves being on a team dedicated to building “end-to-end” tests (activity flows) to discover bugs on eBay’s sites that threaten its core business. Jon is most notable for being the brother of renowned testing expert James Bach, with whom he created Session-Based Test Management. He can usually be found wearing a ball cap, hanging out in conference hallways, talking about testing techniques and philosophy.

A Special Treat from PNSQC

Plan on coming early! In collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) the SPIN meeting will complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages beginning at 5:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange with other practitioners on the current state of software development.

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

How to Register

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

Rose City SPIN

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

Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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

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

See you there!

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Wednesday
Oct 22
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Nic Schlueter will present about CloudKit.

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

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Oct 23
Portland DAMA Day
Tiger Woods Center, Nike campus, Beaverton, OR

Portland DAMA Day will take place on October 23rd and two data modeling experts will present, John Giles (all the way from Australia!) and Karen Lopez.

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Friday
Oct 24
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

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

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Sunday
Oct 26
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

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

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

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 28
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 29
CHIFOO Workshop: Fieldwork 4 Human Computer Interaction (3 of 4)
ISITE Design Community Room

Fieldwork for Human Computer Interaction: A 4-Part Workshop on Ethnographically-Informed Fieldwork

Sara Bly and Françoise Brun-Cottan

A growing number of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers and practitioners use the results of fieldwork to guide the design and evaluate the user experience of interactive systems and technologies. Why? Because data about real people in real situations spurs creativity and innovation around practical challenges, resulting in more useful and usable artifacts.

Fieldwork for HCI typically consists of firsthand observations made in the naturally occurring environment of use (as opposed to studies performed in a controlled environment). Many techniques are adapted from anthropology – particularly ethnography.

As the mobile app and manufacturing industries grow in Oregon, UX designers are increasingly recruited from out-of-state. The Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon - CHIFOO - recognizes a local need for more basic training in this area.

Workshop Format This practicum is a new offering by CHIFOO, separate from the popular monthly guest lecture series. Developed with industry experts Sara Bly and Françoise Brun-Cottan, this unique pilot program serves as a first test model for future educational programs by CHIFOO.

To conduct fieldwork well, the researcher needs the knowledge, ability and access to observe the activities and complexities of people within the context of their day-to-day pursuits. This makes it difficult to practice in a classroom-only or online environment. The methodology is best learned by apprenticeship and experience.

Each session builds on the prior one. Participants are expected to attend three private classroom sessions, to complete group assignments in between, and to ‘report out’ on the experience in teams at the last session, an open CHIFOO event. Sessions will be held:

Sunday, October 5, 12-4 pm Wednesday, October 15 6-9 pm Wednesday, October 29, 6-9 pm Wednesday, November 12, 6-9 pm

Who Should Participate? The practicum is tailored especially towards locals who seek a better command and understanding of the skills utilized by User Experience Analysts, Design Engineers, and Interaction Designers.

To make the learning experience as rich, collaborative and personalized as possible, the # of participants is capped at 16. Group exercises are designed to be completed in teams of 2-4.

About the Instructors

Dr. Sara Bly – Head Instructor – Sara Bly has been an active researcher and practitioner in qualitative user studies for more than 25 years. Ethnographically-informed fieldwork is a major component of her user experience studies, which focus on understanding the context of an activity as well as the specific user task. During Sara’s tenure at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, she served on multi-disciplinary teams with anthropologists, designers, and computer scientists. Sara has worked in a variety of companies and development teams, and has experience teaching user study techniques for both industry and academia. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Davis. Currently Sara Bly lives in Oregon and consults nationally.

Francoise Brun-Cottan, Phd – Instructor - Anthropologist Francoise Brun-Cottan spent over a decade as a Work Place Ethnographer and Interaction Analyst with Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). Specialties include:

Integration of ethnographic insights with engineering research, product/services development and design to inform innovation. Ethnography - Observation and interviewing, analysis and representations of work practices and user experience. Video ethnography Conversation and Interaction Analysis Work Practice and Participatory Design Studies. Currently Francoise Brun-Cottan consults for libraries, government agencies, large corporations and research agencies.

Clodine Mallinckrodt – Facilitator – From Wall Street to MarCom Way, Clodine Mallinckrodt’s varied background spans the early days of interactive multimedia and distance learning to data security and strategy consulting. Currently, Clodine is Manager of Ambulatory Reporting & Analytics for Providence Health & Services, where she enjoys enabling analyst teams to deliver data visualization and exploration tools to healthcare executives throughout the west. She helped develop new Providence Consumer Segments, is a GE-certified Change Facilitator, and trained in Lean. Based in Portland, OR, Clodine Mallinckrodt is Program Co-Chair for CHIFOO.

Register Online Be an Early Bird! Get the best price by registering before August 20.

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Friday
Oct 31
Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

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

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Wednesday
Nov 5
CHIFOO Meeting: Big Story, Little Story

Big Story, Little Story with Jason Sack, Wieden+Kennedy

Working the last couple years in a building full of storytellers, Jason Sack has learned how powerful narrative can be in creating great products and experiences. Selling an idea, creating a sense of drama, and maintaining engagement in an experience all stand to benefit from a better understanding of storytelling. Because UX people are uniquely positioned to work across disciplines, we can act as stewards of our stories as well as those of our users. Using examples and anecdotes, Jason will walk through a variety of ways we can bring the larger story to life while reinforcing it down to the smallest interactions.

About the Speaker Jason Sack (@jasonsack) is currently Lead User Experience Designer at the global agency Wieden + Kennedy. He moved to Portland two years ago from the Bay area, where he led design teams at notable Silicon Valley companies such as Adobe and Apple. He has worked with Nike, American Express, 3M, Imation, General Mills, and many more.

Sack began his design career in Minneapolis, where he built the User Experience practice at digital agency space150. He studied at the University of Minnesota and California State University, and has taught interactive design at the Art Institutes International.

Jason is a passionate advocate of human-centered design, and has spoken throughout the country about emotional design, user experience, and innovation. When he’s not working Jason composes music, hacks wireless children’s toys, and writes an occasional post in his blog at jasonsack.com.

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Thursday
Nov 6
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
Nov 7
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Nov 12
CHIFOO Workshop: Fieldwork 4 Human Computer Interaction (4 of 4)
ISITE Design Community Room

Fieldwork for Human Computer Interaction: A 4-Part Workshop on Ethnographically-Informed Fieldwork

Sara Bly and Françoise Brun-Cottan

A growing number of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers and practitioners use the results of fieldwork to guide the design and evaluate the user experience of interactive systems and technologies. Why? Because data about real people in real situations spurs creativity and innovation around practical challenges, resulting in more useful and usable artifacts.

Fieldwork for HCI typically consists of firsthand observations made in the naturally occurring environment of use (as opposed to studies performed in a controlled environment). Many techniques are adapted from anthropology – particularly ethnography.

As the mobile app and manufacturing industries grow in Oregon, UX designers are increasingly recruited from out-of-state. The Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon - CHIFOO - recognizes a local need for more basic training in this area.

Workshop Format This practicum is a new offering by CHIFOO, separate from the popular monthly guest lecture series. Developed with industry experts Sara Bly and Françoise Brun-Cottan, this unique pilot program serves as a first test model for future educational programs by CHIFOO.

To conduct fieldwork well, the researcher needs the knowledge, ability and access to observe the activities and complexities of people within the context of their day-to-day pursuits. This makes it difficult to practice in a classroom-only or online environment. The methodology is best learned by apprenticeship and experience.

Each session builds on the prior one. Participants are expected to attend three private classroom sessions, to complete group assignments in between, and to ‘report out’ on the experience in teams at the last session, an open CHIFOO event. Sessions will be held:

Sunday, October 5, 12-4 pm Wednesday, October 15 6-9 pm Wednesday, October 29, 6-9 pm Wednesday, November 12, 6-9 pm

Who Should Participate? The practicum is tailored especially towards locals who seek a better command and understanding of the skills utilized by User Experience Analysts, Design Engineers, and Interaction Designers.

To make the learning experience as rich, collaborative and personalized as possible, the # of participants is capped at 16. Group exercises are designed to be completed in teams of 2-4.

About the Instructors

Dr. Sara Bly – Head Instructor – Sara Bly has been an active researcher and practitioner in qualitative user studies for more than 25 years. Ethnographically-informed fieldwork is a major component of her user experience studies, which focus on understanding the context of an activity as well as the specific user task. During Sara’s tenure at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, she served on multi-disciplinary teams with anthropologists, designers, and computer scientists. Sara has worked in a variety of companies and development teams, and has experience teaching user study techniques for both industry and academia. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of California, Davis. Currently Sara Bly lives in Oregon and consults nationally.

Francoise Brun-Cottan, Phd – Instructor - Anthropologist Francoise Brun-Cottan spent over a decade as a Work Place Ethnographer and Interaction Analyst with Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). Specialties include:

Integration of ethnographic insights with engineering research, product/services development and design to inform innovation. Ethnography - Observation and interviewing, analysis and representations of work practices and user experience. Video ethnography Conversation and Interaction Analysis Work Practice and Participatory Design Studies. Currently Francoise Brun-Cottan consults for libraries, government agencies, large corporations and research agencies.

Clodine Mallinckrodt – Facilitator – From Wall Street to MarCom Way, Clodine Mallinckrodt’s varied background spans the early days of interactive multimedia and distance learning to data security and strategy consulting. Currently, Clodine is Manager of Ambulatory Reporting & Analytics for Providence Health & Services, where she enjoys enabling analyst teams to deliver data visualization and exploration tools to healthcare executives throughout the west. She helped develop new Providence Consumer Segments, is a GE-certified Change Facilitator, and trained in Lean. Based in Portland, OR, Clodine Mallinckrodt is Program Co-Chair for CHIFOO.

Register Online Be an Early Bird! Get the best price by registering before August 20.

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

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

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Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

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Friday
Nov 14
Portland Startup Weekend
through Website
Sunday
Nov 16
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday
Nov 19
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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

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

Sunday
Nov 23
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

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

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

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topic: TBD Speaker: Christie Koehler

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

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

Website
Friday
Dec 5
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday
Dec 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Jan 28, 2015
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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

Tuesday
Jun 23, 2015
Open Source Bridge 2015
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

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

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

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