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Friday
Mar 22
Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - AgilePDX Westside Cafe: How to start a new agile team
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria

Please RSVP on our Meetup page to reserve your spot: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/259403430/

Do you believe great teams are the key to profitable, sustainable, and joyful workplaces? If yes, how do you get started? Your actions in the first few weeks can have a big impact on the ultimate results.

Join us for a 4th Friday discussion about starting up a new team. How do you form group norms, establish clear goals, and create an environment where everyone feels motivated to contribute? If you've been part of a really good team start we'd love to hear from you. If you learned some startup lessons the hard way, please come and help the rest of us avoid the same pain.

Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Party. Tech. Entrepreneurship.
The Tech Academy

Guest Speakers: Joshua German (CEO and Founder Whatsgud, LLC) and Collins Adetu (CTO and Co-Founder Whatsgud, LLC)

Joshua and Collins will be giving a brief story on how the most unusual circumstances can inspire entrepreneurship.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Hiring and Firing a Team – OEN Cannabis Business Basics Workshop
Emerge Law Group

You asked, we answered. Can’t make it to all 10 sessions of the Cannabis Business Basics series? Only interested in one topic and not the others? Sign up for only the session you’re interested in.

This week’s session is: Hiring and Firing a Team.

The facilitators for this session are:

-Dan Leathers, The Caputo Group -Trygve Waage, The Caputo Group -Derek Evans, The Caputo Group -Mark Hackett, Emerge Law -Simone Cimiluca-Radzins

Are you a scaling business in the cannabis industry? Are you looking to connect with experts in the sector who can help you get to the next level? Do you want to connect with a peer group of other cannabis founders? If so, the Cannabis Business Basics series is for you!

Our Cannabis Business Basics series covers the nuts and bolts of building and scaling a strong business, through the lens of the cannabis industry. Topics will include sales & marketing strategies, fundraising, finance and accounting, HR, legal & compliance, and much more. All instructors are experts in the cannabis industry and have a track record of helping companies succeed.

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Saturday
Mar 23
Car Care Basics Workshop
World of Speed Motorsports Museum

Valvoline Workshop: Learn How to Check your Oil and Car Care Basics

March 23, 10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

Learn About:

Oils, Filters and Fluids: How to make sure what type of oil to use, why filters are important, and how to safely check all fluids under the hood.

Car Warning Lights: What each light means, and if it needs immediate attention.

Tires: How much should your tire pressure be, how to check and fill tires, proper tire maintenance.

Battery and Cables: How to know if a battery is good or bad, battery connections and maintenance.

Oil Changes and Maintenance: Who should you take your car to, when, and why. 
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Hike With Us To Revive Your Mind, Body, & Spirit
Copper Mountain Nature Park

Are you ready for Spring? What a better way to celebrate than getting outside for fresh air and getting in touch with nature.

Join us for a short 1-hour hike at Copper Mountain Nature Park. The first half of the hike well share our hiking experiences, and the second half we'll practice mindfulness.

We'll meet by the red building at the entrance at the Nature Park. We'll leave ten minutes after 1 pm to let ourselves introduce each other and catch anyone who might be running late.

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Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi
Free Geek

Space is limited! Please register only if you are committed to attending.

Become a DIY DJ with Raspberry Pi! Come tinker with us using the Raspberry Pi, a powerful open source micro-computer that is revolutionizing the DIY landscape. By writing code and building circuits, you will create and customize a simple DJ push pad (much like the controllers used to make electronic music).

All necessary equipment is provided for class, but if you'd like to take it home, you can purchase a kit at the Free Geek Store!

Recommended Prerequisites: Anatomy of a Computer (call 503-232-9350 to register)

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PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium
PASCAL

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

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Monday
Mar 25
UX Happy Hour Portland - March
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

Please join us for another night of meeting new friends and chill design conversations over drinks. Your hosts are Rachel Capra Glaves and Leo LaCroix, both local UX freelancers. Welcome! We hope you swing by and say hi.

This is a monthly series of happy hours to build and strengthen our local design community. We are actively seeking venue suggestions and co-hosts - we're both based in SE Portland but know that folks come from every corner of the city. Want a UX Happy Hour in your neighborhood? We welcome you to host one or suggest a venue you love! Message us to get started.

Venue note: Monday happens to be Lucky Lab's "Happy Day", with $1 off pints and specials on pitchers. We will have a few signs with "UX Happy Hour Portland" on the table so you can find us!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Mar 26
Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Marion Marschalek
Online Webinar

Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

Link to join the Zoom event: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134.

Schedule

4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intros from WWCode Portland and LaunchCode
4:05 – 4:25 PM – Marion shares her tech journey
4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

Our Speaker

Marion Marschalek is a former Malware Analyst and Reverse Engineer who recently started work at Intel in order to conquer the field of low level security research, where she nowadays spends an unusual amount of time looking at compiler source code. She has spoken at all the conferences and such, and seen all the things, and keeps eagerly seeking more wisdom. She is proud member of the Blackhat review board family, and has been mentioned by Forbes in their 30under30 list for technologists in Europe in 2016. Also, she runs a series of free reverse engineering bootcamps for women titled BlackHoodie, because the world needs more researcherettes.

About Women Who Code

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

Code of Conduct

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

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

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Women Who Code Portland - Design Study Night: Design 101 with InVision Studio
moovel North America - Portland

Using good design is important when we want to convey our ideas or start building a new product. But it can be difficult to grasp the basics of design and find the right design tool. This workshop walks through basic designing, animating and prototyping tips using InVision Studio (https://www.invisionapp.com/studio) as our design tool.

Prior to the workshop, please download InVision Studio here: https://www.invisionapp.com/studio

Schedule

5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Moovel
6:00-7:00 - Design 101 with InVision Studio
7:00-7:30 - Closing Remarks

About our Speaker

Keeley Hammond is a senior software engineer at InVision, and a member of the InVision Studio engineering team.

About Women Who Code

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

About our Host

moovel N.A. LLC, a part of moovel Group GmbH, enables seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce through mobile applications. moovel is the leading North American provider of mobile ticketing applications that allow riders to book and pay for public transit tickets via their smartphone. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, moovel’s vision is a world without traffic jams and our mission is to help transform cities by providing sustainable mobility solutions. For more info: https://www.moovel.com/en

Code of Conduct

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

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

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Donut.js March 2019
Alchemy Code Lab

Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Drew Parroccini — Don't Fret Growing Old
  • 7:00 — 5-minute break
  • 7:05 — Cole Bemis — Practical Icon Design Tips
  • 7:20 — 5-minute break
  • 7:25 — Leslie Moclock — Oregon Sunstones: The Story of Our State Gem
  • 7:40 — 5-minute break
  • 7:45 — Shaba Rahavi — Applying the Scientific Method in the Workplace
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

  • $10 or $0 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
  • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
  • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
  • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
  • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
  • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
  • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
  • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Delicious Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
  • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
  • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
  • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
  • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month, our proceeds go to a local non-profit. This month we are raising money for Pueblo Unido, whose mission is to empower and provide resources to Latinxs with vulnerable immigration status, and advocate for solutions that build just communities.

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Portland Code School Student and Graduate Panel
Vacasa

If you're contemplating attending a code school, academy or bootcamp this will be a great opportunity to learn from previous and current students. A handful of panelists from Epicodus and Alchemy Code Lab will join us and they will share with us some of their experiences, challenges both in school and in hunting for jobs.

There will be plenty of Q&A time so get your questions ready so you can make better choices.

We are excited to host our first Meetup at Vacasa in the Pearl Distrcit (Downtown PDX).

More details to come!

Please RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/LatinxTechPDX/events/259793264/

PASCAL Hackerspace - Network Forensics: Seek and Pwn
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is proud to announce a new presentation series in which an experienced security researcher, Malcolm, will be guiding us through the intricacies of network forensics!

The class will begin with a basic overview of what networks are; from conversations and snail mail to signal processing and radio operations (including ham radio!), ultimately leading into computer networks. We will review each aspect that comprises a network (paying special attention to protocols), how they function and eventually moving on to how they can be exploited!

The focus will predominantly be on TCP/IP and the OSI model computer networks. Layers, abstraction and encapsulation will be covered as well as the various physical and data link layers of each model. Each of the TCP/IP and OSI layers will be explained in detail, with some extra special attention being paid to the Transport Layer and its packets!

The end of the presentation will culminate in a hands-on workshop. Attendees will get assistance with installing Wireshark (if you do not already have it)- then proceed with live Network Forensics Seek and Pwn: capture, investigate, analyze!

Malcolm is a threat researcher with a major networking and security company, and has been doing networking for way too long. He wants to help other hackers learn the wonderful and weird world of packets, and all the terrible things you can do with them.

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Revolutionary Reads presents Cory Doctorow
Gaiser Hall, Clark College

Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries in Vancouver is bringing Cory Doctorow, author of "Information Doesn't Want to be Free" and "Little Brother," to Vancouver for a FREE author event. Cory is also the co-editor of boingboing.net and a contributor to Wired magazine. Cory's talk will be on March 26 at 7 pm on the campus of Clark College. His new book, Radicalized, will be released on March 19.

For more information go to www.fvrl.org

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The Kinds of Uptime Worth Wanting
Squarespace PDX

Consistency, Durability, Scalability, and Availability and your data stores: a review of various distributed database topologies, and a discussion of what problems they are best suited to solve.

Today's admin and SRE teams may find themselves afloat in a sea of acronyms and carefully worded promises when they consider how to scale their database layer without sacrificing critical uptime and consistency guarantees.

Developed to provide a North Star for our own teams when they look at scaling any particular workflow, come listen to our presentation 'On The Kinds of Uptime Worth Wanting'. Robust discussion and refreshments to follow.

Pizza and Refreshments will be provided.

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Wednesday
Mar 27
SBIR/ STTR Workshop
Robertson Life Sciences Building, OHSU

Join us at the SBIR/STTR Workshop, a special pre-event to the 2019 Commercialization Conference. This workshop will help guide researchers and startups through the SBIR/STTR program, providing information on starting a proposal, seeking resources, assessing strengths and addressing gaps, and deciding the right time to apply. $10 admission fee to attend. Lunch will be provided.

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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OHSU Commercialization Conference
through Robertson Life Sciences Building, OHSU

Please join us on March 27-28, 2019 for the sixth annual OHSU Commercialization Conference, hosted by Technology Transfer and Business Development . This conference connects with OHSU innovators with investors, industry partners and community collaborators to help build a vibrant hub for innovation and commercialization of innovative technology. Through speaker sessions, startup pitches, industry insights and collaboration stories, the conference will focus on the theme of "Fueling Health Care Innovation." The conference offers a platform for attendees to explore the impact of innovations that will revolutionize health care and understand the drivers of this transformation.

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PDXWIT - Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks
R2C Group 249 Northwest Park Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Join us for Creative Women in Tech: Setbacks to Comebacks in partnership with Portland Ad Federation, an ongoing panel series that highlights innovative women and underrepresented individuals who have gone through rough times, but continued to persevere and excel in their careers.

Panelists for the evening will be: Natalie Fung - CEO of AnswerConnect Jordan Hayles - Founder of Radical Brand Lab Arlyne Simon - Systems Engineer at Intel & children's book author

Moderated by:

Nadya Ighani - Producer at Swift Agency

Agenda:

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

6:00 p.m. - Introduction

6:15 p.m. - Panel Begins

7:15 p.m. - Panel ends / Q&A starts

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, with accommodations.

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is no onsite parking, but there is metered street parking nearby.

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

A: In the Everett building, at the corner of NW Everett and Park.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

Purpose:

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

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

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RESCHEDULED: pdxFLIT March 2019 - All About CSS
Cvent

Please see Meetup for event description + RSVP

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Portland JavaScript Admirers - JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Akamai

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.

Infrastructure as Javascript with Pulumi:
Luke Nimtz will present on how to manage all your cloud resources with javascript/typescript.

We'll be at Akamai, formerly Janrain.
Same location you know, with a new name.

JS isn't the only code we dig. We also have a Code...of Conduct: http://pdxjs.com/code-of-conduct/

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Mar 28
Ruby Coworking
Case Study Coffee

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

Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

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

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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Programming with JavaScript 2
Free Geek

This class builds on the concepts introduced in Programming with Javascript 1 by exploring advanced data types (arrays and objects) and some of the language’s built-in functions called methods. Students will get a brief introduction to these ideas and then begin applying them hands-on through a series of mini projects.

By the end of this class, students will understand the purpose of and how to use loops, prototype methods, arrays and objects in Javascript. They will also learn where to find more information about these concepts and how to continue their studies on their own.

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with JavaScript 1, typing skills

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Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Epicodus Alumni Monthly Meetup
Epicodus

NOTE: Location Change We'll be at Epicodus this month!

5:30 Mingle + Pizza 6:00 Nick Luallin has been both an external and an in-house recruiter (at Vacasa), and he'll be giving you a behind-the-curtain look at recruiters to help you navigate this very strange aspect of the technical job market.

Are you on our slack? https://epicodusalumni.slack.com is the place to get in touch with alumni from across classes. Check in with a co-organizer if you're not on it. Please read and follow our code of conduct for all Epicodus Alumni events: https://tinyurl.com/epiconduct

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#FullStackPDX : March : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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PASCAL Hackerspace - Hack2Learn: Hackers, Assemble!
226 SE Madison St

Hack2Learn is a bi-monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to various types of reverse engineering and binary challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!

For the next several Hack2Learn workshops, we will be taking a crack at Assembly-focused CTF (Capture The Flag) and reversing challenges, specifically microcorruption. MrDe4d will start by giving a short presentation on a particular aspect of the theory behind ASM (last time we talked about ISRs in MSP430 MCUs). The goal of the presentation prior to the challenge is to (hopefully) help everyone in attendance to gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge.
Being able to gain control of system memory is a powerful skill, and is a gateway to understanding memory structure, how data is accessed and processed, how the OS, CPU and programs interface with one another and ultimately how to pwn. Throughout the series we will cover basic syntax, instructions, conditions, and more! As we dive deeper into each aspect of the challenges, we will continue to reiterate what has been covered with Assembly- we expect questions to be frequent and recurring. It is absolutely OK to ask the same thing more than once; PASCAL Hack2Learn is a friendly learning environment!
H2L has two major goals: for everyone to capture the flags, and to learn to reverse. This is not a workshop focused on learning a tool (though we do use Cutter), rather it is designed to get attendees thinking logically, critically & to get everyone accustomed to being uncomfortable and not knowing the answer.
As we will be focusing on microcorruption CTF challenges for the next several workshops, it is not necessary to have Cutter or any other debugger installed. Microcorruption has its own web based debugger that is very easy to learn and use!

Questions? Email [masked] or get on the PASCAL Discord and interact with other PDX hackers (ask for invite).

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PDX Python and Pyladies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night
New Relic

Come join us for Pythonic talks!

This month:

  • Why use Python Type Hints? - by Neil Pilgrim

Python already has types - what are these newfangled hints you speak of? Are they trying to turn my lovely Python into an overly-verbose strict language like Java or C++? Let's explore what these new(ish) aspects of the language look like, and what benefits they can bring - if you want to use them!

  • Lessons Learned Durning Advent of Code 2018 by Chris Freeman

Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles. All AoC puzzles have a solution "that complete in at most 15 seconds on ten-year-old hardware". In this talk, Chris will cover strategies and lessons learning during the 2018 AoC to reach this goal using Python.

Chris is a freelance computer engineer and software developer. In his spare time, he can be found answering Python question on Treehouse Community forum.

Join us afterward at Bailey's Taproom 213 SW Broadway to continue the discussion over a beverage.

Do you have something you'd like to share? Email us ([email protected]).

Join us on our python.org mailing list (http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/portland) and on #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

PDX Python on Twitter (http://twitter.com/pdxpython)

Portland Python Web Site (http://pdxpython.io/)

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

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

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

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BSD Pizza Night
Blackbird Pizza

A meeting of folks interested in Copy Free licenses, primarily BSD operating systems. We get together eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

Friday
Mar 29
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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Saturday
Mar 30
Beyond the Senior Engineer: Software Architecture 201
Alchemy Code Lab

Please make sure to sign up via Eventbrite for this event. An Eventbrite ticket is required to attend

Women Who Code Portland is holding a Software Architecture workshop. The goal of this workshop is to provide people with an opportunity to learn to think like an architect.

Our events are geared towards women, but we welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers and follows our code of conduct.

OUR INSTRUCTOR

Amber Milavec

Amber is a Sr Principal Technical Architect as well as the creator of We Code Hackathon for Women and Friends. Amber's expertise lies in bot mitigation, open source, linux, microservice architecture, domain driven design, high availability, performance, security, and automation. Honored with the Women Who Code PDX Technical Leadership award in 2017, she is passionate about diversity in tech. She also loves retro video games and baby animals. Twitter: @ambermilavec LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amber-milavec/

AGENDA

  • What is an Architect?
  • Communicating Ideas Through Designs and Diagrams
  • Common Architecture Patterns
  • Lunch
  • Qualities of Robust Design
  • How to Approach Hard Problems
  • Apply What we Learned to Real World Problems
  • Seeing the Picture while Breaking things Down

*The curriculum is subject to changes

EVENT COST

The event cost is $15 for participants and includes lunch. Fee is collected via Meetup. If you are a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance, we have full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application here (https://goo.gl/forms/ANmXwj5Uyaqv9WLn2).

There will be no refunds for this event. If you cannot attend, you can email us to transfer the ticket to another attendee, or we can add it to our scholarship pool.

PREREQUISITES

A solid foundation of hands-on technical experience. There will be no coding, but the assumption is that we will have a pretty solid foundation of hands on technical experience.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (found on the Eventbrite page).

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Time Series Prediction of SNOTEL Data Part II
Portland Community Church

Sunil Rao will be presenting part II on his research of SNOTEL data using the time series prediction. In this session, Sunil will talk more about his Scala code and visualizations.

Here is the video from his last session. https://youtu.be/eeZAyUtFD1E

Drought is a serious problem in much of the U.S., with the worst conditions across the southern and western parts of the nation. Much of irrigation and recreation facilities depend on proper forecasting of streamflow. The water supply for irrigation largely comes from rivers and creeks, whose streamflow originates from the springtime melting of winter snow. A water supply forecast is a prediction of streamflow volume that will flow past a point on a stream during a specified season, typically in the spring and summer. One of the primary sources for the data is through NRCS SNOTEL( Snow Telemetry) data (available to the public as part of tax dollars at work). In this demo, we showcase one such tool (Timeseries ARIMAX model) to forecast Streamflow volume for Deschutes River Basin, OR and later compare with actual data to see how it performed.

ALL WELCOME

If you cannot join in person, join us online with Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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PASCAL Hackerspace - Tools That Pwn: A Hacker Symposium

This Saturday at PASCAL we are offering a Hacker Symposium of sorts, featuring a few handy tools of the trade as well as two major frameworks often used in developing exploits and attacking systems or networks. We will be surveying several of the tools that are part of Kali, and easy to install on any Debian derived distro. It seems many folks, sometimes even the professionals already hip deep in the field of tech, are unaware of the power their packages wield! The wild hacker kidz at PASCAL are going to show you how to get started with packaged/pre-loaded tools like Burp Suite, Binwalk, Wireshark, Kismet and will also provide you with an overview of the Metasploit and Volatility frameworks. Come take your first step with Reverse Engineering at PASCAL using Binwalk! Excuse yourself and set up a proxy with Burp Suite! Breath deep and sniff packets with Kismet! Enjoy these puns and more, in person with Cylon and the rest of the misfit hackers of PDX!

We will set aside time to answer questions, and hold demonstrations of each utility discussed. This is all about what YOU want to learn!! Questions? please email Cylon--> [masked]. PASCAL also has a Discord server as means of communication regarding upcoming events, news in infosec and memes (inquire within).
If you RSVP and are no longer able to make it, please do take the time to change your RSVP so that someone else may attend, even if it is only an hour before! Thanks!

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Sunday
Mar 31
Dorkbot Workshop: Linux Audio and Music Making
CTRL-H Hackerspace

Interested in making music on Linux? Ever wanted to customize your own interface and workflow in your music making? Use your phone to do some mobile EQ-ing a venue, or completely repurpose a midi controller?

In this introductory workshop, we will explore different ways of interfacing with Linux-based audio applications in order to optimize modularity/customizability in an accessible fashion - this class is open to all levels, even if you are brand new to Linux!

I will demonstrate how users can use OSC (Open Sound Control, an alternative and complement to MIDI) to communicate between different programs such as Sooperlooper, Puredata (PD), Ardour, etc. We will utilize open-stage-control to play with how you can make your own GUI in an easy way. We will also glimpse at integrating some modules from automatonism in PD, which should feel familiar for synth lovers. I recommend installing and playing around with automatonism in PD (or another flavor of PD such as purrdata ) if you get the chance beforehand!

A Raspberry Pi or Linux laptop will be sufficient for this class, but you will probably want to use a usb sound card or an audio hat unless youdon't mind lots of cracks and pops! We will try to have as many computers available as we can on hand.

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Monday
Apr 1
Portland Startup Week: Free coworking at CENTRL Office
through CENTRL Office West End

During Portland Start-Up Week, CENTRL Office Downtown will be offering free coworking to all participants. Feel free to pop in for an hour between events or spend the whole day with us! When you arrive, check in with us at the front desk and we will get you set up with the wifi password. We are located at 1155 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205. Right next door to Blue Star Donuts!

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Portland Startup Week 2019
through Various

Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. We're led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town.

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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OEN & OSU Startup Series
OSU Portland Center 555 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97204 Portland OR

Thanks to a grant from US Bank, OEN is proud to announce a partnership with Oregon State University to pilot our Startup Series in a hybrid (part online, part in person) platform. This partnership allows us to scale this critical program to entrepreneurs across the state. OSU is a leading provider of online content and their expertise, combined with OEN’s stellar network of instructors/mentors, will provide a top-notch program accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Do Excel spreadsheets make your heart skip a beat? Are you embarrassed to admit that you’re not sure what a hashtag is? No entrepreneur can be expected to know it all. Our 10-week Startup Series covers the nuts and bolts of the areas in which you may lack expertise, including business structure, financial management, sales & marketing strategies, fundraising, and more. As an added benefit, each participant will be paired with a mentor, as well as have access to a mentor in each specialty for the duration of the 10-week series.

In addition to formal instruction in weekly classes, each participant in OEN’s Startup Series will have access to a network of mentors covering each of the session topics below. Our mentors have agreed to provide guidance during the full 10 weeks of this program. Have a burning funding or accounting problem? No need to wait until week 7, just email one of our mentors. A full mentor list will be provided on the first day of class.

Scholarship Opportunity: SPOTS FILLING UP FAST! If you would like to be considered for a scholarship for the Startup Series, please complete this form below. Thank you to US Bank and Columbia Bank for sponsoring these scholarships!

Deadline to apply for scholarships is March 25.

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Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PASCAL Hackerspace - Build2Learn: Build It, And They Will Pwn.
PASCAL

Welcome to PASCAL Hackerspace's newest hands-on workshop: Build2Learn!

The general idea of the Build2Learn twice-monthly sessions is to take several categories of tools, analyze their functionality, and re-implement them using your language of choice.

The goal is not to present a tutorial. The goal is to have discussion around the process of breaking the problem down into specific use cases and requirements, i.e. tasks that can be more easily implemented.

The core goal of programming is problem solving, the aim here is to facilitate and encourage this skill.

There will be a focus on performing code review and encouraging people to demo their progress to the group.

Session_0 will focus on the following:

>Help individuals set up their development environment
>Make sure that the git workflow is well understood
>Help with a language selection
Note: while there will not be any prescribed languages,we suggest
either python or javascript. This is not to deter the use of other
languages. Just to suggest that there may be more help available using
something listed above.
>Help users install git for their operating system
>Help users create a github account and setup git to use it
>Help users install language and tooling (if needed)
>Help users install text editor and discuss the merits of different options

For more information, please visit-https://randy5235.github.io/build2learn/ or view the current repository directly on Github here: https://github.com/randy5235/build2learn . The purpose of this repository is to provide a resource for documentation and source code for the Build2Learn session(s) at PASCAL Hackerspace.

For questions regarding PASCAL Hackerspace and events hosted there in general, please email [masked]. For questions regarding Build2Learn, please reach out to Randy here on Meetup! He can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/members/10974695/

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity.

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time.

Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance.

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

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Tuesday
Apr 2
Portland Coffee w/ Co-Founders - Coffee w/ Co-Founders - Portland Startup Week Edition
Breken Kitchen

****LIMITED SPACE****

We're in the NW side of town this month as part of Portland Startup Week. Breken is a great place to relax, grab a cup of coffee, or get some of their yummy food.

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

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Startup Week: OTBC Lunch 2.0
OregonTechnology Business Center

Join our friends at OTBC for a Portland Lunch 2.0… in Beaverton. It's all part of Portland Startup Week. (If you're in downtown Portland, it's just a quick trip on the MAX Blue Line to get out to the location.)

Space is limited

Access: 1 minute walk from MAX. Alternatively - there is, of course, plenty of free parking.

For parking: http://www.otbc.org/directions

For MAX: When you exit MAX you're facing Bogza coffee. We're in the brick building just beyond Bogza.

Either way - use the building entrance on Rose Biggi Ave.

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Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Intel

On April 2nd, come celebrate Equal Pay Day with PDXWIT and Intel!

Many of us live and/or work on the West Side but may not have a professional community convenient to the area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s and Intel’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

While the event will be primarily networking focused, we will also have the opportunity to hear from Alyson Crafton, VP of IT at Intel, who will share information about the company.

We will also hear from Rebecca Channer, Founder and CEO of ProsperCity. Channer is committed to closing the gender wage gap and ending salary discrimination in the United States. Rebecca will talk about the importance of salary transparency and compensation clarity when it comes to addressing pay disparities that impact women and people of color. She will share the benefits of transparency to job seekers and employees, while also getting real with employers about transparency as the path to greater diversity, inclusion and prosperity.

We hope to see you there!

Agenda:

5:00 pm - Doors open / networking

5:30 pm - Introductions (PDXWIT & Intel)

6:00 pm - Featured Speakers

6:30 pm - Networking

7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, gender neutral restrooms will be available.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

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

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided at this event.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Free onsite parking is available near Building RA1 where the event will be held.

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

A: All attendees will need to enter through Building RA1 to check in with security before joining the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Bike parking is available just to the left of Building RA1’s lobby doors, but attendees should bring their own lock.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The event is accessible via Trimet bus and MAX lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

Purpose:

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

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

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An Evening with Susan Crawford, author of "Fiber" about Fiber Optics in US
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

America's Fiber Optic Future: Susan Crawford on how America's wired future is slipping away.

About this Event

An educational and fun event to learn about fiber optics and America's digital future with a reading and Q&A with Susan Crawford, author of "Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It".

Light refreshments from 6-6:30pm, author reading and Q&A from 6:30-7:30pm, and networking and book signing from 7:30-8pm.

This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome.

Personally author signed copies of "Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It" book will be for sale for $30.

Hosted by Municipal Broadband PDX, Make + Think + Code and the Digital Commonwealth Alliance.

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Bumped: Tech Events - PDX Startup Week: Meet the New Kids Panel
111 SW 5th Ave

Join us for the first time ever in Bumped’s new office—it's so new in fact, that it’s still under construction—for drinks, snacks, and conversation about the startups that are building exciting momentum in PDX! No hard hat required.

Our panel of companies who are either new to the scene or fresh off a big round of funding include:

Sce Pike, CEO & Founder, IOTAS — $6.5M raised
Lance Charlish, CEO & Co-Founder, Circle Media Labs — $20M Series B
James McDermott, CEO & Co-Founder, Lytics — $35M Series C
David Nelsen, CEO & Co-Founder, Bumped — Launched in 2018, $19M Series A

Moderator TBD

Don’t miss the chance to hear directly from the folks that are poised to impact the local tech scene in a big way!

When: Tuesday April 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Bumped HQ: 111 SW 5th Ave Suite 300
What:
5:30: Event opens
6:00-6:30pm: Panel
6:30-6:45pm: Q&A
6:45-7:30pm: Mix, mingle, and toast to PDX tech!

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Ruby Tuesday - PDX Ruby Brigade Monthly Meeting
New Relic

Pizza & beer starting at 6pm!

PRESENTATIONS - 7pm-8:30pm

Code for PDX ~ Arthur Smid

Code for PDX is a local chapter of Code for America. Arthur will tell us about the interesting work they are doing for the Portland Clean Energy Fund and other projects for the public good.

Recyclable Cache Keys in Rails ~ Jared Mooney

Ruby on Rails has powerful caching features and Jared is going to share some of the insight he learned about managing cache keys on a recent project.

How Can We Handle Errors? ~ Mike Calhoun

Most of the time, exceptions and errors are the last thing we want to put substantial thought into and are often addressed in that order. We tend to not want to think hard about how things could go wrong. However, from traditional apps to APIs or ArgumentErrors to NameErrors, handling exceptions gracefully is crucial to healthy applications. Let’s take a closer look at the Ruby Exception library and some strategies for catching and handling errors. We will look at what happens when exceptions are handled too well or not well enough. We will also take a closer look at the types of exceptions you can expect and where you can expect them. Lastly we’ll explore some examples for exception handling and testing in common rails application contexts.

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Portland HashiCorp User Group - AWS Deployments and FinOps With Cloudability - MeetUp
Cloudability - 334 NW 11th Ave · Portland, OR

Agenda:

6pm-6:30pm Arrive and mingle - Enjoy food and beverages

6:30pm-7:00pm "Intelligent decisions about cloud usage with Cloudability’s FinOps platform" presented by Patrick Zumar- Senior SE @ Cloudability

A new operating model for the cloud, called FinOps, is emerging that enables a shift — a combination of systems, best practices and culture — to increase an organization’s ability to understand cloud costs and make tradeoffs. In the same way that DevOps revolutionized development by breaking down silos and increasing agility, FinOps increases the business value of cloud by bringing together technology, business and finance professionals with a new set of processes.

FinOps has several fundamental building blocks we’ve seen high performing organizations put in place to gain competitive advantage. Patrick Zumar will share what we’ve learned from guiding hundreds of large and small cloud adopters on their journey to adopt FinOps.

7:00pm-7:30pm "Reducing Cost & Risk via Automation with Terraform on AWS" presented by Chris Dunlap- Sr. Solution Engineer @ HashiCorp

Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. This talk will focus on how customers can leverage Terraform to eliminate unnecessary cloud spend by 30-40% and reduce risk by baking guardrails and best practices into their automation.

7:30pm-8pm Networking

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Out in Tech PDX | April Social
Crush Bar

Come join Out in Tech PDX for our April Social at Crush Bar!

If you are interested in connecting with the Out in Tech PDX chapter, want to meet some fabulous people or are a part of / interested in the tech industry, then come mingle with us and have a few drinks. We'll be at Crush Bar on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Please RSVP through Eventbrite using the link above. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Out in Tech unites the LGBTQ+ tech community, empowering aspiring tech leaders to improve our world by showcasing accomplished speakers, producing timely and thought-provoking events, and connecting our members to new opportunities and each other. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we provide resources and mentorship to ensure career access for LGBTQ youth and provide web services for LGBTQ activists around the world.

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Portland Python Pirates - Web Development Using Javascript and Python Class Kickoff
The Tech Academy

Have you wanted to try web development but are unsure about where to start or lacking motivation? Enter the Python Pirates! We are all about working through free classes together to help each other learn and grow into top notch programmers! This week kicks off an introduction to our next free class series. If you have thought about joining the Pyrates now is the time!

This session will be purely informational. There will be a discussion about what you can expect to learn from this series. All skill levels are welcome to join. Prior programming experience in Python will be helpful but any prior programming experience will do.

A lot of times there is parking right in front of the building. If this is not the case I recommend trying 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Ave. There are usually spots down that way. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! There is also a lot right next door if you don't want to mess with street parking.

As always feel free to message me or post on Slack if you have any questions. Hope to see you Tuesday!

* New to our group? Need to join our Slack channel? Looking for free resources? Check out our website @ www.pythonpirates.org for all of that and more!

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Wednesday
Apr 3
Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers, and Scientists
through Maseeh College of Engineering, Portland State University

Scientific Computing for Planners, Engineers and Scientists April 3 – 10, 2019 (9 AM - 5 PM) at Portland State University in Portland, OR

For the third year, we're hosting our popular two-part data science course at PSU.

Did you ever feel you are “drinking from a hose” with the amount of data you are attempting to analyze? Have you been frustrated with the tedious steps in your data processing and analysis process and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do things”? Are you curious what the buzz of data science is about? If any of your answers are yes, then this course is for you. Classes will all be hands-on sessions with lecture, discussions and labs. You can attend either course, or both.

Part One - Introductory Course Cost: $350 Coding and scripting basics Intro to data wrangling and visualizations Version control and best practices

Part Two - Intermediate Course Cost: $500 Transforming, visualizing, and modeling data Functions and iterations Applications for communicating results

REGISTER FOR BOTH PARTS AT A DISCOUNT: $750

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Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

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

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

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

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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Finnovation PDX
US Bancorp Tower

Finnovation PDX is a chance for the FinTech community - its leaders, employees, investors, supporters, and customers - to come together, deepen connections, celebrate wins, and share lessons and insights.

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Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Startup Week: CENTRL Office Eastside Lunch 2.0
CENTRL Office Eastside

As part of Portland Startup Week, CENTRL Office will be inviting the Portland startup community into their eastside location, right at the bridgehead of the Burnside Bridge. Close enough for westsiders to pop over for a bit.

More details to follow.

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Startup Week: CENTRL Office Eastside Lunch 2.0
CENTRL Office Eastside

As part of Portland Startup Week, CENTRL Office will be inviting the Portland startup community into their eastside location, right at the bridgehead of the Burnside Bridge. Close enough for westsiders to pop over for a bit.

More details to follow.

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OEN Info Session: How to Create a Winning Angel Food Conference Application
Tonkon Torp 888 SW Fifth Avenue Portland

Want to grow your business and make connections in the food & beverage industry? We can help. OEN’s Angel Food Conference and Education Series 2019 is a great way to:

Connect with experts in food and beverage across both vertical and horizontal markets Get deep-dive education on pitching, product development, market strategies, and scaling your business Present to hundreds of investors and business leaders interested in the food & beverage sector There’s a lot that goes into pitching your business to a room full of investors, but the first step is taking the time to put together a thoughtful application.

At our April 3 info session, OEN staff and active investors will provide an overview of OEN’s Angel Food Conference and Education Series 2019, including eligibility requirements and new funding opportunities.

We will also walk you through Gust, the application and evaluation platform we use, and show you how to most effectively make your case to investors.

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Pitch Club Portland
Central Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

A TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated event that creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Pitch Latino
Uncorked Studios

What: Event giving Latino startup entrepreneurs a platform to connect with the regions growing startup ecosystem.

When: First pitch will be at 6pm with doors opening at 5:30pm and everyone out by 7:30pm

How: Six entrepreneurs will get five minutes to pitch to the audience and then three minutes of questions about their idea. After the last pitcher has answered questions from the audience, attendees will then vote for the three winners who split the prize money equally.

Who: This event is organized in collaboration with Juan Barraza one of the founding members of Latino Founders @Latino_Founders , Edgar Navas CEO of Cliqa both of them organizers of PDX Startup Weekend Latino @pdxswlatino and Fabio Valentino founder of Latinx Tech PDX.

Always inspired by Stephen Green work at PitchBlack.

Where: Our gracious hosts are the great folks at Uncorked Studios

Cost: Tickets are $25 with ALL PROCEEDS from ticket sales going directly to the three winners.

"I want to pitch": Dont buy a ticket and instead create a low tech (cell phone) 30-second Youtube video about your idea and submit it via this google form. We will inform all Six pitchers Friday, March 29th so that they have time to put together their presentation slides.

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Founders Live PDX
Cloudability

Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the world, where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

ALL PRESENTERS EARN GOOGLE CLOUD CREDITS - As a benefit of our partnership with Google Cloud, early-stage startups within our network can gain access to the Google’s Cloud for Startups Program. This includes between $3,000 and $100,000 in Cloud and Firebase credit, access to Google engineers for office hours, in-depth 1:1 architecture reviews, and invitations to local startup events. Please reach out to [email protected] and mention Founders Live!

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Women Who Code Portland - Security Study Night: Capture the Flag (CTF) 101
Vevo

In 2019, Women Who Code Portland is debuting a new event series focused on learning more about the security field. Welcome to our Security Study Nights!

Our first Security Study Night will be a Capture the Flag (CTF) 101. What is Capture the Flag and why do security professionals play it? The short answer is that it allows them to hone their skills and have fun. There is an entire subculture that exists around CTFs. So if you want to learn how to think like a hacker, adapt your skills and learn on the fly, come to our CTF 101 Study Night to see what it is all about. You will get a chance to capture your first flag.

Schedule

6:00-6:15 - Check-in + Grab food
6:15-6:20 - Welcome from WWCode Portland + Vevo
6:20-7:40 - Capture the Flag (CTF) 101
7:40-8:00 - Closing Remarks

About our Speakers

Miki Demeter is a Security Researcher at Intel. Stacy Watts is a Senior MSS Platform Engineer at BlueVoyant.

About Women Who Code

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

Code of Conduct

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

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

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PASCAL Hackerspace - Defensive Security: what can blue do for you?
226 SE Madison St

Some Teams are Red, Others are Blue, I Play Defense, and So Can You!

An endpoint security primer in three (?-ish) parts.
Part 1: MacOS
Part 2: Windows
Part 3: Linux

Come learn about the other side of the cybersecurity equation: how to raise the bar for attackers trying to pwn your endpoints. This talk series will focus on sane, sensible, and usable defaults; what each operating system can bring to the table; security through proper configuration; and small/medium scale distribution and management.

Part 1: We'll start with a broad overview of securing endpoints, the classes of attacks that might be encountered depending on your use cases, and what it means to be "secure." Then, we'll talk about configuring macOS for reasonable security, beginning with the hardware chain of trust, moving through the bootloader and touching on what Apple's hw/sw integration allows for: Activation Locks, MDM/DEP, and Software Recovery. Moving up the stack, we'll discuss the tiers of built-in macOS software security, and if time permits, several third party options to strengthen endpoint options.

Part 2: Let's kick off with quick refresher on previous topics, and then dive right in to Windows endpoint security. Because of the diversity of hardware, there will be less low-level focus this session, but BitLocker, TPM, and OPAL will be in the mix. Then, learn why Secure Boot is not a conspiracy, how Hyper-V is bae, why Windows 10 is actually the best thing since... earlier Windows 10 releases!, what Group Policy can do for you, and which version of Windows is the minimum necessary for any kind of sanity.

Part 3: In the stolen words of Steve Ballmer, compartmentalize compartmentalize compartmentalize! We'll talk about mitigating inevitable compromise, and then move to Linux security. Coreboot, Heads, and refreshers from PC hardware kick us off, then it's into the wilderness! We'll try and nail down some best practices for the wide and varied world of Linux distros, the security benefits of containers, why Flatpak is awesome, and a quick touch on grsecurity (aka "why we can't have nice things"). If there's time, we'll even try to talk about the security benefits of other nix's like OpenBSD & Qubes.

Part 4: This is unwritten, unplanned and unscheduled, but part 4 (and 5, and beyond!) could include topics like:
- hypervisors! and why trying to share memory has yet to be a good idea;
- how to do your best to secure them anyway;
- how and why you should deploy hardened and/or minimum viable configurations automatically (ansible, JAMF, AD/SCCM...)

This is intended as a high-level overview to get a baseline for each of the three operating systems; content will change and grow based on feedback and requests. Come help me evolve my endpoint security game, and steer the course for future events!

This series is brought to you by PASCAL Hackerspace, and presented by Magneto (the hacker, not the mutant...ok well, he could* be a mutant for all we know...)
Magneto is: prototyping the future. trying to kill sleep. Security analysis and automation for profit. Other security-related things for fun. Obtuse prose. Dream job: Starship Captain. There's a reason for the nickname.

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The Appreciation Project
through SE Uplift

The Appreciation Project is a four-week class and writing workshop providing an opportunity to bring more gratitude into your life.

We will learn the science and philosophy of gratitude through readings and discussion. Then we will have structured time to get to the core of The Appreciation Project: writing notes of appreciation to people you’re grateful for. Some of those prompts might include showing your appreciation to:

  • a family member
  • a former teacher or mentor
  • someone who gave you good customer service
  • someone who has passed away
  • someone with whom you have a complicated relationship
  • a friend who could use a little moral boost

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.” – William James

Messages matter! By writing these appreciation notes, you will be sharing your gratitude to bring joy, purpose and greater satisfaction to others. As a cohort, you’ll get generative ideas about who and what and how to appreciate others. You’ll get inspired by your classmates’ letters and acts of kindness. Your prose will become more powerful and meaningful. Your gratitude will reverberate and spread into other peoples’ lives and expand your empathy and compassion for others.

Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS) offers courses and workshops that facilitate your becoming who you want to be. Taught by local experts, they are filled with smart, interesting, and motivated Portlanders. We believe that a quality education is key to personal and societal transformation.

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Apr 4
TechfestNW
through Viking Pavillion (PSU)

TechfestNW offers curated speakers, workshops, a demo floor, parties and PitchfestNW, which showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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TF Blockchain Portland - Chapter Launch & Panel
Custom House/WeWork

TF Blockchain is bringing our Premier Blockchain Events to Portland with the launch of our Portland Chapter. TF Blockchain hosts quarterly conferences and monthly collaboration events where we invite top blockchain innovators to share their insights and engage with the attendees. http://bit.ly/TFBlock-TF2-video

We would love to invite you to attend our inaugural event on April 4, 2019 at WeWork.

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PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) Diversity Dinner (APPLY TO ATTEND)
Airbnb 34 Northwest 1st Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-diversity-dinner-apply-to-attend-tickets-56661130968 is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for a small, informal yet focused dinner where we can share our experiences with diversity in the workplace. The intimate and safe setting will allow us to discuss tactics, strategies and support to resolve the issues that arise. This event will be led by Emma Holland, Marcus Carter, and Heather Knight. This is an incubator opportunity which could result in future programming.

Our goal is to ensure this event results in a well-represented, honest and impactful conversation about diversity in our industry, so we are asking folks to apply to attend this event by completing this form. Applications are due by March 20th and the 10 invitees will be notified by March 27th.

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. - Arrive and get food

6:15 p.m. - Discussion begins

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking. We are one block from the Smart Park on NW 1st and NW Davis and there is street parking available

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

A: Front door is on NW 1st Ave.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: We do not have secured bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes. If possible. The Red/Blue MAX line stops at Skidmore Fountain and the office is located about 50 feet from that stop.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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ProductTank Portland - ProductTank Portland - April 2019
Jama Software

We'll have two 20-minute talks, each followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. We'll have plenty of time at the start and end of the meetup for tasty beverages and networking.

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Using Wireframes to Communicate Product Vision
Amy King, Software Product Manager at Digimarc

Over the past year, I learned how designing, creating, and sharing wireframes greatly facilitate communication both for the overall product vision that impacts multiple teams, and prepping smaller product features for engineers. For product managers that did not have a graphics background like me, "design" is an intimidating skill to tackle, but one that is valuable when working with engineers, designers, and marketing teams. In this presentation, I will share:
1) How I got started
2) A couple examples of how I used wireframes to align multiple teams to work towards the same product vision
3) Recommendations and pros/cons of different wireframing software to help people get started

Amy King is a software product manager. she likes learning about different industries and how people use technology in their jobs, then figure out how her team can build software to help people be more efficient with their work

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Supercharging User Engagement by Supporting Autonomy: Practical Motivation Science for Product Managers
Jahed Momand, Head of Product Management at Conversa Health

The talk of the town in theories of behavior change in technology center on centuries old behaviorism, such as BJ Fogg's Behavior Model or Nir Eyal's Hook Model.

But, what if you're trying to precipitate a user behavior that's complex? That happens over long time domains? That isn't immediately rewardable?

How do you support users in finding the motivation to interact with your product, when push notifications just won't do the trick?

I'll talk about how we applied the science of motivation, Edward Deci's self-determination theory, to product design at Conversa Health, for outsized gains in patient engagement, retention, and NPS.

Jahed heads up the product team at Conversa Health, an automated care management chatbot for health systems, leading them to successful A and B rounds of funding during his tenure.

Before, he led the product growth team at Zoomcare, where he increased revenue and visits 240% over 18 rapid fire months, leading up to their acquisition by Peace Health.

Before that he worked with Dan Ariely of Predictably Irrational fame on applying behavioral economics to projects within Google, and worked in the adtech industry applying behavioral science to ad units (he's not proud of this work).

Way before then, he played poker professionally for a few years after grad school, where he completed an MS in Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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PASCAL Hackerspace - AlgoBytes: Algorithms for Hackers!
PASCAL

PASCAL Hackerspace is happy to announce a new bimonthly workshop! One of the core goals of our organization is to provide educational opportunities to people in the information security and technical communities of Portland, and with AlgoBytes we get to do exactly that!

AlgoBytes is an informal workshop series to learn a bit more about the formal foundations of the field of computer science and about core data structures/algorithms frequently used for interviews, whether you've never explored them before or need a refresher.

Each 90 minute session we will focus on a different topic, although we may repeat them if there are requests to revisit material. Currently there will be 20-30 minutes of presentation, a walk through of a problem, followed by breaking into small groups to practice. Attending sequential events is probably helpful if the material is new to you, but not required.

First Session's Theme: Analysis Foundations

What is an algorithm, besides a scary word?
I'm a practical person, why do I care?
What is a data structure?
What is complexity analysis?
What is Big O? Big Theta? Big Omega?
How do I apply them?

Please bring your preferred note-taking device(s) and preferred scratch paper.

A laptop with your editor & language of choice may be handy for trying out your solutions- especially important if you are prepping for technical interviews, but is not at all required.

The PASCAL board is excited to be hosting this event alongside a very accomplished and brilliant woman in security-

Allison Marie Naaktgeboren is a Senior Software Engineer. She has previously written (and regretted) code at Mozilla, Amazon, Cisco, FactSet Research Systems, and the Biorobotics Laboratory in Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Allison is a mentor in the PDXWiT mentorship program, supports the Women Who Code Portland Algorithms track, and mentors high school students in robotics and programming (Go Rebel @lliance!) She is a member of PASCAL & the OWASP Portland chapter.

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Friday
Apr 5
Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

Please Note:
---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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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. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

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Saturday
Apr 6
Simple 3D Modeling in Blender
Free Geek

Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art. Take this class as many times as you'd like. Bring a project—there will be plenty of time to work on it!

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Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Command Line Basics
Free Geek

The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

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Monday
Apr 8
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Apr 9
OEN Office Hours: April
WeWork Custom House

OEN Office Hours: April Want to chat with an OEN staff member about how to get started leveraging our network? How to leverage other entrepreneurial resources in Portland and beyond? How to best take advantage of your membership? How to get more involved in OEN?

Make an appointment during our April 9 office hours so you can introduce yourself and chat with us. When you arrive, check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go. These appointments are in high demand, so if you think you may need to cancel, please wait and sign up for a time that will work for your schedule.

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Advanced Command Line
Free Geek

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

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

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Access Portland by the Female Founders Alliance
Custom House/WeWork

Access PDX is open to all genders of founders and future founders.

The Female Founders Alliance Access Series is designed to help founders move their business forward by fostering meaningful connections with the people and organizations that are most difficult to access for underrepresented founders. Access PDX addresses the top three things women and non-binary founders need the most: access to investors, partners and media.

Through a combination of panels, 1:1 VIP coaching, founder AMAs, and facilitated networking, our guest speakers and coaches will meaningfully support founders in their area of business expertise. Founders will leave with new connections and newfound wisdom in an area of their business.

Confirmed VIPs include Seattle and Portland angel investors, representatives from Voyager Capital, Oregon Venture Fund, Seven Peaks Ventures, Portland Seed Fund, Trilogy Equity Partners, FoundersPad and more to be announced.

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Transportation as Liberation
Vestas

Economic vitality depends on efficient and equitable mobility. The past century of transportation investment has been dominated by the auto and oil industries. What community and business voices will shape the transportation investments of the next 100 years? Let's challenge ourselves to develop a new perspective on this issue that is rooted in its potential to support equity, commerce, freedom, and quality of life.

Join Business for a Better Portland for delicious refreshments and networking time, a panel discussion of local transportation leaders moderated by Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis, and interactive design exercises to get those wheels turning.

This event is sponsored by METRO and Lyft and presented by Business for a Better Portland.

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Write the Docs Portland April 2019 Meetup: Conference Talk Preview with Mike Jang
Jama Software

Our next Write the Docs Portland meetup is on Tuesday, April 9th, at Jama Software. And we have an exclusive! We'll have an opportunity to hear one of the sixteen presentations that was selected for Write the Docs 2019 Portland conference!

Mike Jang will preview the "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Command Line" talk. The command line is not something that is to be feared, but an essential tool that can greatly aid software documentation.

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Wednesday
Apr 10
OEN PubTalk: Blockchain – What is it? Who is using it? Where is it going?
Lucky Lab 1945 NW Quimby Portland

Blockchain: What is it? Who’s using it? Where’s it going? At OEN’s April PubTalk, you’ll find out why blockchain matters to you, your company, and to your community.

Details The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections. As always, the program will be preceded by time for casual networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Hashtag: #oenpubtalk

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Portland OWASP - OWASP Top Ten For Javascript Developers with Lewis Ardern
New Relic

OWASP Top 10 for JavaScript Developers

The OWASP Top 10 is a powerful awareness document for web application security. It represents a broad consensus about the most critical security risks to web applications.

With the release of the OWASP TOP 10 2017 we saw new issues rise as contenders of most common issues in the web landscape. Much of the OWASP documentation displays issues, and remediation advice/code relating to Java, C++, and C#; however not much relating to JavaScript. JavaScript has drastically changed over the last few years with the release of Angular, React, and Vue, alongside the popular use of NodeJS and its libraries/frameworks. This talk will introduce you to the OWASP Top 10 explaining JavaScript client and server-side vulnerabilities.

Lewis Ardern is a Senior Security Consultant at Synopsys. His primary areas of expertise are in web security and security engineering. Lewis enjoys creating and delivering security training to various types of organizations and institutes in topics such as web and JavaScript security. He is also the founder of the Leeds Ethical Hacking Society and has helped develop projects such as bXSS (https://github.com/LewisArdern/bXSS) and SecGen (https://github.com/cliffe/secgen).

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Thursday
Apr 11
WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY? (2019)
through University of Oregon Portland

What is Technology? will examine interactions and transactions among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our ever-changing world. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving into all domains of life.

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

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
* Eric Schatzberg (Georgia Institute of Technology)
* Carolyn Marvin (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
* Colin Koopman (Univ. of Oregon)
* Nandini Ranganathan (Pacific NW College of Art)
* Clifford Christians (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
* Victoria Vesna (Art | Sci Center, UCLA)
* Larry Hickman (Southern Illinois Univ.)
* Carolyn R. Miller (North Carolina State Univ.)
* Kenji Williams (Beautiful Earth, NASA)
* Charlene Haddock Seigfried (Purdue Univ.)
* Mark Bedau (Reed College)
* Amber Case (IFTF)
* Peter Golding, Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland)
* Lana Rakow (Univ. of North Dakota)
* Scott Stroud (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
* Melissa Gregg (Intel)
* Christian Fuchs (Univ. of Westminster, UK)
* Donna Z. Davis (Univ. of Oregon Portland)

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Programming with JavaScript 1
Free Geek

No prior experience in programming required!

This class is an introduction to the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript language. While we use JavaScript, the ideas learned in the class are transferable to all programming languages. By the end of this class, you will:

Understand key concepts in programming
Understand what JavaScript is and how it is used
Know where to go to learn more about JavaScript

Recommended Prerequisites: Web Development 1, typing skills

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Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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Saturday
Apr 13
Command Line Basics
Free Geek

The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

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Social Media Privacy
Free Geek

Are you one of the one billion people using Facebook today?

With news of companies like Cambridge Analytica, we are increasingly aware of how our personal lives and contact information are used by social media companies. Now it's time to get educated and protect ourselves!

Join Free Geek for a deep dive into what you need to know to use social media like Facebook as privately as possible.

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Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi
Free Geek

Space is limited! Please register only if you are committed to attending.

Become a DIY DJ with Raspberry Pi! Come tinker with us using the Raspberry Pi, a powerful open source micro-computer that is revolutionizing the DIY landscape. By writing code and building circuits, you will create and customize a simple DJ push pad (much like the controllers used to make electronic music).

All necessary equipment is provided for class, but if you'd like to take it home, you can purchase a kit at the Free Geek Store!

Recommended Prerequisites: Anatomy of a Computer (call 503-232-9350 to register)

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Monday
Apr 15
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Apr 16
Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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

Required skills: Comfort using a keyboard & mouse

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DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

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Graphic Design with GIMP
Free Geek

Join us for a graphic design workshop using an a free and open source software called GIMP. GIMP is a program similar to Photoshop. You can use this program to create posters and art, edit photos, and more.

Bring your questions -- there will be plenty of time for answers!

This class welcomes beginners and advanced users alike.

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) April Happy Hour Networking Event
New Relic 111 SW 5th #2700 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-april-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-57043093428?aff=ebdssbdestsearch is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for happy hour at New Relic on April 16th.

We all know the tech industry is full of networking events; in fact, you are reading about one right now! It can be tough to be our authentic selves in these situations. Let’s face it: sometimes it can be awkward to network. The theme of our April Happy Hour is “Stay Authentic: From the Office to Networking.” To get people talking about this, our conversation prompt for the event will be “What does authenticity mean to you?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 6:00pm to share important announcements and showcase three members of our community.

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

Chikeola Karimou, Lifestyle Mentor, will talk about how we can show up to work as our best selves

Shannon Wolcott, Marketing and Career Services Director at Alchemy Code Lab, will talk about how we can be authentic when networking

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

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

Table Topics to help break the ice.

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

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

6:00 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

7:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Yes, but it is not free.

Parking Options: There are multiple parking garages located nearby. We do encourage public transportation, however, as we do not validate parking.

PMC Parking - US Bancorp Garage (in building) 127 SW 5th Ave

City Center Parking - 435 SW Pine St (close by)

City Center Parking - 429 SW Oak St

Star Park US Bank - 654 SW Oak St / 311 SW Broadway Ave

Our office is also located directly on the Yellow, Orange, and Green Trimet Max lines.

Upon arrival, please take the elevator to Reception on the 27th floor.

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

A: Elevators and doors are unlocked from 8:00am-5:00pm, and are keycard only at all other times unless otherwise scheduled.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: New Relic does indeed have secure bicycle parking! There are spaces to securely hang bicycles outside our event space. There is bicycle parking in the building parking garage, but we cannot guarantee the security down there.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, but not necessary.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Apr 17
Programming with Python 2
Free Geek

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

This class is part 2 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. If you can type, you can program!

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Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

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Networking Night @ Cozy: Women in Web Development
Cozy Portland Office

Join Women Who Code Portland for our April Networking Night at Cozy! This month our theme is "Women in Web Development". We will be hosted in North Portland's stylish One North building, featuring lightning talks from women representing Cozy, Planet Argon, and Instrument. Come network with us and meet folks who are a part of the exciting world of the interwebz!

THE TALKS - "Design + Dev = Lessons learned. Improving Collaboration at Cozy" - Ali Kaufman, Software Engineer at Cozy & Taylor Raquer, Designer at Cozy

"Dual Booting Your Rails Application During an Upgrade: How to end the long-lived feature branch and continue building new features as you change versions" - Kayla Reopelle, Ruby on Rails Developer at Planet Argon

"How Reality TV Inspired Me to Learn More About UX" - Sumita Mukund, Front End Developer at Instrument

RSVP on our Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/events/258886358/

CODE OF CONDUCT By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Thursday
Apr 18
TENPDX - The Engineering Network April Happy Hour
The Fields Bar & Grill

This is an event for Engineers to get together over free food and drink after work and connect with other Engineering Professionals. This is NOT a job seeker specific group, but a true networking opportunity! If you are an Engineer and would like to attend, please register on Eventbrite - use the website link provided and don't forget to follow TENPDX for future events as well.

Each Engineer that arrives before 5:30pm will receive one ticket for the Door Prize drawing. Food and drink will be available throughout the event.

4:30pm - Networking

5:30pm - Introduction by Host

5:45pm - Door Prize Drawing

5:50pm - Networking

7:00pm - Event ends

TENPDX is Inclusive and Diverse. ALL engineers are welcome! (Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Software Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Environmental Engineers…...you get the idea!)

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

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

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

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Saturday
Apr 20
Blogging With WordPress
Portland Community Church

Have you ever wanted to start creative writing, a business venture, or a way to express your talents to the world? How about starting with a WordPress blog? WordPress is easy to get going, and you can test and validate your ideas easily. Since social media can be so fragmented, so how about a place to create a community around your purpose? Our session will have a short demo and interaction with the community. We would love to hear if you have a blog or looking for ideas to start one.

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration. Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people. The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

Directions: Look for PCC Sign - Enter these GPS coordinates Google Maps - 45.468688, -122.775950

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Digital Privacy Primer
Free Geek

Join us for an important online safety workshop. Learn how digital privacy works (or doesn't!) and learn how to get started with password managers, encrypted communication, email and mobile privacy tools, and more. We all need this information. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

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Anatomy of a Computer -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Using WiFi Securely: What Should I Know?
Free Geek

Do you use wi-fi? Probably. Most people do! But do you use wi-fi in a secure way? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ How can you tell? In this Free Geek workshop, learn how to use wi-fi securely when in public, and the essentials of protecting your home wi-fi network.

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Sunday
Apr 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Apr 22
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Apr 23
Command Line Basics
Free Geek

The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

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PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) How to Navigate The Tech Field: A Beginner's Guide
New Relic

Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-how-to-navigate-the-tech-field-a-beginners-guide-tickets-57542689734is required to gain entry to this event

Many people starting out in the software industry experience frustration when work conversations are riddled with acronyms or tech jargon they do not understand. They become overwhelmed by the enormous amount of information to learn and do not know where to start. To rectify that, we have a group of women speaking who can demystify some of the tools, jargon, and jobs around software:

Polina Vorozheykina, a software engineer at New Relic, will share her experience entering the industry into a far more senior team of 12 engineers. She will cover useful terminology to know, how to go about asking questions, and how to begin building broad software expertise.

Ashley Puls, a distinguished engineer and architect at New Relic, will cover some useful tools and terminology engineers encounter on a daily basis.

Elisa Binette, a Director of Software Engineering at New Relic, will demystify some of the roles and job titles used in the technology industry. What’s a full stack, front end, or backend engineer? What’s a DBA? What are the key differences between a senior, lead, or engineering manager?

Afterwards, beginning engineers should better understand common technology terms and the desired skills within each role. They should have a “lay of the land” and feel empowered to go out and learn.

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open 6:00 p.m. - Introduction 6:10 p.m. - Talks begin 7:00 p.m. - Q&A, networking 7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes, there will be gender neutral restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible.

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

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We recommend taking public transportation—the event is nearby multiple Trimet bus and MAX lines—but there are also paid parking sites close to the event.

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

A: When you arrive, take the elevators up to the 27th floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No, secured bike parking will not be available, but bike racks are located outside the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, public transportation is best.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Apr 24
Hackboat (Hackers on a Boat!)
Portland Spirit Dock

FAQ:

WTF is an unconference? There will be talks, but no formal CFP. Registrants will be asked for potential speaking topics, and we will likely set up some voting mechanism closer to the event to decide which speaking topics will get time on the mic.

Does this cost money? Yes, $100 for a regular ticket, and premium tickets up to $500.

Will there be a free hat? Yes, free hat! (for paying attendees only)

What hours will the boat be cruising? Time on the water has not been 100% finalized, but will likely be around 11am-3pm, with a couple hours docked on both ends where you can hang out on the boat.

How do I get on the boat? The boat will be docked by the Salmon Street Springs fountain on the Portland waterfront.

Food? Lunch buffet provided.

Drinks? There will be a bar.

Internet? There will be internet, but it will be boat internet.

Is this an infinitely sized boat? No, there will a limit of 100 people on this boat.

How much money are you making from this? Ticket costs are structured to just almost cover costs. No one is making money from any of this.

Can I register with my 31337 h4x0r alias? Sorry, due to strict boat law, your legal name will need to match the boat manifest.

Are you sure this is a good idea? Too late to back out now. We have the boat, so it's happening either way.

This FAQ is boring, is there a better one I can read? The official boat FAQ can be found here: https://www.portlandspirit.com/faq.php

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Probabilistic Programming discussions: Chapter 6 Getting our priorities straight
Alchemy Code Lab

We're back to our discussion format so there will be no presentation this month.

Our topics will be:

1) Chapter 6: Getting our priorities straight of "Bayesian Methods for Hackers" https://github.com/CamDavidsonPilon/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian-Methods-for-Hackers Please take a look at it. It's perfectly OK if you are just starting the book. Come with your questions and we will discuss them.

2) Anything else probabilistic we can think of.

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Thursday
Apr 25
ISACA Session: Identification, Pursuit and Prosecution of a Cyber Criminal
Port of Portland Headquarters - Port Board Room

Identification, Pursuit and Prosecution of a Cyber Criminal: Inside Perspectives from the Oregon FBI and Oregon District Attorney

ISACA has brought together our top law and legal enforcement arms, the Oregon FBI and the Oregon State Attorney to highlight the skills, tools, and techniques used in the identification, pursuit, and prosecution of cyber crime within and beyond the borders of Oregon.

As cyber crime continues to grow at pace faster than businesses can address, effective partnering with our State law and legal teams is required in effectively utilizing limited resources and funds to address this risk.

Join the top experts in our State as they discuss the personnel, process, and technology approaches used to combat this growing epidemic and understand how business and individuals can partner effectively with the FBI and our top law enforcement teams in identifying, pursuing, and prosecuting cyber criminals.

Speakers:

George Chamberlin FBI, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Portland Field Office

Bill Williams U.S. State Attorney and Chief Federal Law Enforcement, Portland Field Office

Scott Bradford Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Department of Justice, Portland Office

Quinn Harrington Assistant U.S. Attorney, US Department of Justice, Portland Office

AGENDA:

8:30am - 9:00am: Registration and Check-In

9:00am - 12:00 pm Presentations

Please note that lunch will not be provided. We will provide coffee and refreshments.

3 CPE

Cost: Early bird before 3/31: ISACA Members: $45.00 Non Members $65.00

After 3/31: ISACA Members: $60.00 Non Members $80.00

Parking will be validated by the Port of Portland. Event is in the Port Board Room.

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A Digital Marketing Toolkit for Your Business
Hatch Innovation

Find your new best customers by building a digital marketing plan that focuses on the goals, campaigns, and tactics that work best for you. From websites to social media to email marketing and advertising, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and hard to see what is really driving sales.

With 10 years experience in digital marketing strategy, in both small businesses and nonprofits, Lyndal Frazier-Cairns will teach you how to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, and double down on the marketing that works for you.

In addition to this intensive training, you will also take away a full, personalized marketing plan that includes best practices, your goals, and the steps you need to take to make your business plans come to fruition. Your clients are looking for what you do. Let's help them find you.

Large Organization or Business Pricing: $149 Small Organization or Nonprofit Pricing (less than 10 people): $99

Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS) offers courses and workshops that facilitate your becoming who you want to be. Taught by local experts, they are filled with smart, interesting, and motivated Portlanders. We believe that a quality education is key to personal and societal transformation.

Add this event to your Google Calendar

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Programming with JavaScript 2
Free Geek

This class builds on the concepts introduced in Programming with Javascript 1 by exploring advanced data types (arrays and objects) and some of the language’s built-in functions called methods. Students will get a brief introduction to these ideas and then begin applying them hands-on through a series of mini projects.

By the end of this class, students will understand the purpose of and how to use loops, prototype methods, arrays and objects in Javascript. They will also learn where to find more information about these concepts and how to continue their studies on their own.

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with JavaScript 1, typing skills

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PDXWIT Women of Color In Tech
ThinkShout, Inc.

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-58015215070 is required to gain entry to this event

Join PDX Women in Tech and Amanda Lopez for a Women of Color in Tech event!

This event is dedicated to accelerating your career by tapping into your superpowers, and how being a woman of color working in technology today has unique challenges.

Amanda will be leading the group in talks about creating an inclusive space to share challenges, opportunities, and experiences specific to people who identify as women of color.

Guest Speaker: Michelle Millis Chappel, PhD CEO of Creativity Rock Star Coaching & Consulting, LLC www.michellechappel.com www.beyourownsuperhero.com Book Coming in 2019!

This exciting event is taking place on April 25, 2019 from 5 pm – 7 pm at Think Shout!

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. – Check-in (mingle) 5:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet Activity 6:00 p.m. – Speaker takes the stage:Michelle Chapelle 7:00 p.m. – Raffle, Big Wins, Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is no onsite parking.

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

A: Volunteers will be at the main entrance to allow you since doors may be locked.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: YES; near MAX lines and bus lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Pitch Club Beaverton
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Tom Kingsley, TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated the event and creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Ask A Dev - Ask A Dev Portland

Free mentoring from local programmers.

Whether you're a new programmer, a veteran exploring a new language, or a tech-adverse soul lost in a sea of WYSIWYG site generators, we're here to help. Join us for a few hours every other week as we answer your frustrations.

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#FullStackPDX : April : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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IFD Master Workshop – Building The Dream: Transforming Ideas into Reality
Wacom Experience Center

Building the Dream: Transforming Ideas into Reality, a workshop with global sales, marketing, and product management executive, Jim Chi.

How to do I make this? Join us for a nuts-and-bolts look at how to turn your idea into a reality. As you prototype a product then scale to go to market, how do you approach manufacturing and operations? Learn what costs to factor in, from financing to procurement of materials and distribution. We’ll closely examine sourcing, supply chain management, manufacturing and more. You don’t get to re-price something after you go to market. Learn to approach this the right way, with a comprehensive assessment of all costs, including planning for additional factors that didn’t quite pan out.

Global sales, marketing and product management executive, Jim Chi, has held leadership roles with notable brands and retailers like Nike, Home Depot, and Mohawk Industries. Jim started his career in product development and has led teams in marketing, sales, global sourcing, product management and operations. The key to his success across multiple industries has been using analytic-driven decisions as the foundation for creative business solutions. He is a firm believer in balancing the art of product creation and the science of product management. Currently working with early-stage apparel brands, Jim also consults for private equity firms restructuring and scaling up brands in their portfolio.

This workshop will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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UX Writing Meetup Inaugural Event
eBay

We have an awesome venue: eBay will be our host for the night, with appetizers, beer & wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Join us for our first UX Writers Meetup in Portland, led by Kathryn Strauss, the Organizer for the San Francisco UX Writers Meetup.

We'll explore the world of UX writing, help define some confusing roles & terms, practice our skills, and find out what everyone is interested in!

Can't wait to see you there!

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

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Saturday
Apr 27
Command Line Basics
Free Geek

The command line is a tool for typing computer commands, instead of clicking menus or buttons.

Learning the command line is a great way to get familiar with core concepts of programming. Students will learn the basic parts of a command, listing, linking, tab completion, file system structure, and more, for the Linux command line.

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Making a Movie
Free Geek

Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Are you interested in free, open source filmmaking software?

Take a journey through the process of making a movie from the first stages of planning all the way through editing and adding in sound effects! This class gives you an overview of the various programs that will help you make your own movie and offers some quick tips using them.

This class will provide you with video and audio samples to get hands-on practice with programs like Audacity for audio editing, Kdenlive for film editing, Fountain for screenwriting, and Storyboarder for storyboarding!

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Monday
Apr 29
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Apr 30
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Experienced Women In Tech
Corvel

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-experienced-women-in-tech-tickets-58438430920] is required to gain entry to this event

Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology? Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for awhile? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

Join us April 30th at Corvel, where we will talk about effective communication styles, help attendees understand communication across the gender continuum, and identify traits that build credibility and those that act to its detriment. The featured speaker for the evening is Laura Dominic who practices jury consulting professionally and gives talks on communications styles regularly. The event will involve a presentation and roundtable discussions based on communication style. Join us for this engaging dive into communication!

Agenda:

5:30 pm - Doors open

6:00 pm - Introduction

6:15pm - Presentation/Discussion Begins

7:00 pm - Networking

7:30 pm - Event Ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is parking directly under the US Bank Tower for a fee. Note one entrance at 5th & Pine has a height limit and there is additional parking entrances off of 4th and off of Pine.

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

A: Attendees should enter the 2nd floor via the glass staircase in the Plaza atrium or via the Plaza elevator. It is a secure suite and access will occur after checking in for the event.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
May 1
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT)How to Study for a Technical Interview
AWS Elemental 1320 SW Broadway Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwithow-to-study-for-a-technical-interview-tickets-58876651650 is required to gain entry to this event

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. It is hard to know what to expect and even how to prepare for it. Each company evaluates its candidates differently. Luckily, some upfront investment and preparation can really go a long way in helping you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidates. In this seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. We plan to cover many beneficial topics:

• Morning preparation, attire, mindset

• Preparation for the non-technical parts

• How to study for the coding interview

• How to execute the coding test

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 40. Never fear: we will be organizing this same event bi-monthly because we want everyone to have access to this session!

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open

5:15 p.m. - Introduction

5:30 p.m. - Session begins

6:30 p.m. - Session ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No on-site parking available at this event.

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

A: The entrance for AWS Elemental is on SW Broadway, between Jefferson & Columbia, on the opposite side of the street from Raven & Rose.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No secured bike parking available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, taking public transportation to this event is recommended. The event is conveniently located near MAX and bus lines.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Friday
May 3
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

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Saturday
May 4
Latch-Up - Open Source Silicon/Hardware conference
through TBC

Latch-Up is a community-focused conference for open source semiconductor, digital design and embedded systems professionals and enthusiasts. Expect presentations on a wide range of topics; open source IP blocks and SoCs, open source simulators, compilers, synthesis and physical implementation tools for both FPGA and ASIC.

Latch-Up aims to bring together the North American open source digital design community for an event in the mould of ORConf - the FOSSi Foundation’s annual European community conference. Like ORConf, Latch-Up will be will be free to attend and consist of a relaxed format of presentations and discussions throughout a weekend, with plenty of time for networking. A dinner on the Saturday evening will be arranged and all attendees are invited to attend.

These events go to the FOSSi Foundation's goal of lowering barriers of entry to the digital design field, whilst encouraging the open source development model and promoting open collaboration.

We recognise the keen interest in this area in the Americas and this year are putting effort into organizing an event which will encourage wider awareness amongst enthusiasts of the projects that we’ve been hearing about at ORConf since 2012.

The current status of the event is that we are finalizing venue details, which will be close to central Portland. We will update the page and make details known via social media as they emerge.

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IFD Master Workshop – Sustainable Textile Learning Experience
Wacom Experience Center

Sustainable Textile Learning Experience, a workshop with renowned textile artist, Tricia Langman.

Join Inside Fashion Design and textile artist Tricia Langman for a day-long program designed to take you on a practical and theoretical journey through sustainable and innovative textile practices. Spend the morning exploring the practical application of current and future textile and materials techniques. After a break for lunch, the theory becomes experience as you create and experiment in the afternoon. Students will make leather from a seaweed organic base, weave fabric and enjoy the opportunity to do dip dyeing using plant-based direct dyes.

Come to discover more about the sustainable materials and techniques that will shape the future landscape of textiles and fashion design!

This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Wednesday
May 8
csv,conf,v4
through Eliot Center

Description csv,conf,v4 is a community driven data conference. Its an event thats not literally about CSV file format, but rather about what CSV represents in regards to our wider community ideals (data interoperability, hackability, simplicity, etc.).

Keeping with previous csv conferences, we have put together a heavily curated program that maintains an unconference feel. This will include quick, rapid fire, 20-minute presentations hand selected by the program committee. Talks will be about a range of data-related topics from a diverse range of speakers. Our focus this year is connecting key areas of open science, data journalism, and open government with the wider data software/tools community.

Propose a Talk (due Feb 9, 2019)

Registration Fees. We are a non-profit, community-run conference. Ticket sales pay for catering/venue costs and travel support for speakers/attendees. While csv,conf prides itself on hosting all that are interested, we appreciate registrants choosing the highest teir you or your institution can afford. Honor system. Note: All fees are charged in US dollars.

csv,conf,v4 is about bringing a diverse group together to discuss data topics. There are a limited number of travel awards and comp registrations available for those unable to pay. Please contact [email protected] or any organizer for more information.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/csvconfv4-tickets-51761947378?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Dynamics 365/CRM User Group Portland Chapter Quarterly Meeting
A-dec

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

Agenda: * •Welcome & Introductions •Chapter Business, CRMUG News & Events •Educational Session •Member Showcase presentation by A-dec •Roundtable Discussions *Agenda and details subject to change.

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

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Thursday
May 9
Programming with JavaScript 1
Free Geek

No prior experience in programming required!

This class is an introduction to the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript language. While we use JavaScript, the ideas learned in the class are transferable to all programming languages. By the end of this class, you will:

Understand key concepts in programming
Understand what JavaScript is and how it is used
Know where to go to learn more about JavaScript

Recommended Prerequisites: Web Development 1, typing skills

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PDX Women In Technology (PDXWIT) Cryptocurrency: Exploring the Potential
Zapproved

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-technology-pdxwit-cryptocurrency-exploring-the-potential-tickets-58605096421] is required to gain entry to this event

The cryptocurrency bear market of 2018 saw both Ethereum and Bitcoin tokens lose more than 80% of their peak value, but that doesn’t mean development has slowed. Ignoring the market and speculation of crypto tokens, let's explore how these crypto tokens, notably Ethereum, have improved! Join Scott Bigelow, VP of Engineering at Amberdata (a blockchain data company) in an interactive exploration. He’ll share what cryptocurrencies, like Ethereum, are capable above, aside from being bought, sold, and transferred. This session will discuss topics such as "stable" coins, cross-chain bridges, games, hardware wallets, and more.

Agenda:

5:30 pm – Doors open / Networking 6:00 pm - Presentation / Q & A 7:00pm - Networking 7:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: We do not have on-site parking. There is usually plenty of street parking.

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

A: No.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

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

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

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

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No. We ask that you leave your furry friend at home.

Purpose:

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

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

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Monday
May 13
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Wednesday
May 15
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Thursday
May 16
OEN Startup Resources Tradeshow 2019
Miller Hall at The World Forestry Center 4033 Southwest Canyon Road

Did you know that in the Portland metro area alone, there are over 50 organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs? But which ones can help YOU?

Our Startup Resource Tradeshow 2019 is the perfect starting point for new entrepreneurs trying to navigate our startup ecosystem. It includes representatives from local organizations, accelerators, incubators, and government programs that provide support, mentorship, and potential funding for entrepreneurs.

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Sunday
May 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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Tuesday
May 21
DIY CNC Mill
Free Geek

Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

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Wednesday
May 22
2019 ISACA Spring Training: IT Audit and Security Climate Change
through Wilsonville-Clackamas Community College

2019 ISACA Spring Training

IT Audit and Security Climate Change: The Risks of Shifting Technologies and a Political Landscape

Advancements in emerging technologies have accelerated significantly with the reality of automated intelligence (AI), robotics and now Blockchain technologies. Only a few years ago, companies were wrestling with the emergence of social media and integration of mobile strategies for retail. Fast forward and mobile delivery with social presence is now the norm, and retail is fundamentally digital. The next wave of emerging technologies promise bigger shifts than the last wave; however several of these technologies will need to move beyond proof of concept use cases for companies to successfully embrace.

Will the political environment be helpful or hurtful to industry and business in 2019? Will cutting edge technologies shift into mainstream reality and create broader adoption beneficial in reigniting the markets? Will employees remain optimistic within a generally low unemployment environment?

Come attend ISACA’s Spring Training Event and find out what industry leaders are thinking and doing to maximize the benefits of emerging technologies amid the shifting quicksand of the political and technology environment.

When: Wednesday 5/22/19 - Thursday 5/23/19 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day. (Registration 8:00 am-9:00 am)

Where: Wilsonville-Clackamas Community College Room W108-B

29353 SW Town Center Loop East. Wilsonville, OR 97070

CPE: 14 CPE

Cost: Early bird pricing: Through 4/21/19

Member: $175

Non-Member: $225

Regular pricing: 4/22/19-5/13/19

ISACA Member: $200

Non-Member: $250

AGENDA:

Day 1: Multiple Sessions: Various Presenters

Michael Hanna, Director, PDX Municipal Broadband - Building a Community Network

Tom Cornelius, Sr. Partner, Compliance Forge - A Consolidated Governance Approach to Security

Tyler Hardinson, Chief Technology Officer, RedHawk Security - Penetration Testing for IoT

Susan Ford, Partner, Res Nova Law - Intellectual Property Protections

Jennifer Birk, Consultant, Propeller, Inc. - Change Management for Emerging Tech

Day 2: Multiple Sessions: Various Presenters

Bruce Carpenter, VP Internal Audit, NVIDIA - Keynote, Auditing amid Shifting Technology

Dorian Cougias, Compliance Scientist, Unified Compliance - A Unified Compliance Approach

Speaker TBD, NETWRIX - Topic TBD

Leila Annen, Sr. Manager, Moss Adams - PCAOB and Emerging Regulatory Audit Trends

Fred Pond, Former (Ret.) CIO, Columbia Sportswear - Security from the CIO Lens: Stewarding a Breach Event

  • Speaker order subject to change without notice

We hope to see you there!

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Thursday
May 23
Programming with JavaScript 2
Free Geek

This class builds on the concepts introduced in Programming with Javascript 1 by exploring advanced data types (arrays and objects) and some of the language’s built-in functions called methods. Students will get a brief introduction to these ideas and then begin applying them hands-on through a series of mini projects.

By the end of this class, students will understand the purpose of and how to use loops, prototype methods, arrays and objects in Javascript. They will also learn where to find more information about these concepts and how to continue their studies on their own.

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with JavaScript 1, typing skills

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Pitch Club Portland
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and receive feedback from their peers and TiE Oregon Charter Members including TiE Angels.

Tom Kingsley, TiE Oregon Charter Member moderated the event and creates a dynamic and safe environment for you to receive feedback on your pitch - sales pitch, concept pitch, or investor pitch!

Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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IFD Master Workshop – You are a Brand
Wacom Experience Center

You Are a Brand, with designer, Matthew A. Rhoades.

Believe it or not, You Are a Brand. Your personality. Your priorities. Every characteristic that defines you.

Join our brand-building workshop with renowned designer Matthew A. Rhoades to better understand yourself so you can better communicate with others. In psychology, there is the concept that “What you project out is what you get back.” Want to project success? If you can understand your own strengths and weaknesses, this class will help you create a successful narrative to build your own brand.

Matthew A. Rhoades is one of the most accomplished and respected design minds in the Pacific Northwest. As a veteran of several global design studios and former Nike Global Creative Director, Matthew’s award-winning career encompasses more than two decades, 40+ patents, 6 world records, and multiple global design awards. Achievement highlights include an IDEA Gold Metal, a Newsweek “Product of the Year,” and designing the Trek Y-Bike, named “Third most influential mountain bike of all time.” In addition to his work as an industrial designer, he holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and New Product Development and has spent over 18 years as an adjunct professor, faculty member and speaker. He is currently a De Tao Master and Professor of Strategy Design Innovation at the De Tao Group Masters Academy in Shanghai. His experience transcends traditional industrial design products, encompassing digital (UI/UX), brand strategy, cutting-edge innovation, new business strategy, and overall design excellence.

This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Monday
May 27
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Thursday
May 30
#FullStackPDX : May : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Monday
Jun 3
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
New Relic 111 Southwest 5th Avenue Suite 2700 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-55594368252?aff=eac2 is required to gain entry to this event

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

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

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

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

A: Multiple doors are available into US Bank Tower (5th, Oak, and 6th). Generally, elevators are locked after 5, but will be unlocked for this event between 5:15 - 5:30.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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PDXWIT Volunteer Info Night
New Relic 111 Southwest 5th Avenue Suite 2700 Portland, OR 97204

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-55594368252?aff=eac2 is required to gain entry to this event

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

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

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available.

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

A: Multiple doors are available into US Bank Tower (5th, Oak, and 6th). Generally, elevators are locked after 5, but will be unlocked for this event between 5:15 - 5:30.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Jun 5
Portland Lunch 2.0 - Portland Lunch 2.0: Stoel Rives
Stoel Rives LLP

Not only will you get to have a great lunch with the amazing Portland startup community, you'll get one of the best views of the city.

More details to follow.

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Thursday
Jun 6
IFD Master Workshop – Entrepreneurship For Designers
Wacom Experience Center

IFD Master Workshop – Entrepreneurship for Designers, with designer Matthew A. Rhoades.

An entrepreneur is commonly defined as: “A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so”. But what does entrepreneurship really mean for individuals and businesses? Being an entrepreneur sounds amazing, but in reality, it’s a huge challenge.

This class is aimed at designers who want to form their own design agency, develop and sell their own products, or launch a start-up. Our 2-hour workshop covers how to build a business and marketing plan and how to build a team. You’ll learn about using internal and external resources, networking, operations, and the idea of how to work “on the cheap” to get the most out of everything you do.

Matthew A. Rhoades is one of the most accomplished and respected design minds in the Pacific Northwest. As a veteran of several global design studios and former Nike Global Creative Director, Matthew’s award-winning career encompasses more than two decades, 40+ patents, 6 world records, and multiple global design awards. Achievement highlights include an IDEA Gold Metal, a Newsweek “Product of the Year,” and designing the Trek Y-Bike, named “Third most influential mountain bike of all time.” In addition to his work as an industrial designer, he holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management and New Product Development and has spent over 18 years as an adjunct professor, faculty member and speaker. He is currently a De Tao Master and Professor of Strategy Design Innovation at the De Tao Group Masters Academy in Shanghai. His experience transcends traditional industrial design products, encompassing digital (UI/UX), brand strategy, cutting-edge innovation, new business strategy, and overall design excellence.

This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Friday
Jun 7
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

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Monday
Jun 10
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Sunday
Jun 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.

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Wednesday
Jun 19
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

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Thursday
Jun 20
IFD Master Workshop – Peace Love and Retail: The Art and Science of Selling your Stuff
Wacom Experience Center

Peace, Love and Retail: The Art and Science of Selling Your Stuff, a workshop with global go-to-market expert, David Brown.

Learn the essentials of how to sell your product from the global go-to-market expert, David Brown. This workshop focuses on getting your product into the hands of the consumer.

Learn the fundamental criteria for different avenues of your product placement. Begin to ask the right questions, understand your marketplace, and create a sustainable business for both you and the retailer. We’ll concentrate what’s important to retailers of any size and your own selling opportunities. Hone your retail acumen by focusing on sales metrics, sales drivers, and analytics. You’ll leave our workshop equipped with a general understanding of the crazy world of retail, along with a checklist of key points applicable to your distribution method.

David Brown is a global, go-to-market expert. He has over three decades of commercial marketplace success building and driving profitable brands and creating sustainable business models for future growth. He believes strongly in sales planning, analytics, and new business development, and has a critical understanding of consumer-based, diverse athletic and fashion products after working with brands like NIKE, Jordan, and Geox. David spent over 30 successful years at NIKE, including 4 years as VP of Merchandising where he focused on sales, merchandising and product marketing to grow retailers and distribution in an ultra-competitive marketplace. A versatile expert in his field, David has consulted for start-ups like Wildfang (Portland, OR), worked in international fashion for Geox, Inc. (Italy), and taught courses in Sports Product Management at the University of Oregon.

This event will take place at the Wacom Experience Center.

This workshop is produced and hosted by Inside Fashion Design - www.insidefashiondesign.net

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Monday
Jun 24
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Thursday
Jun 27
#FullStackPDX : June : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Saturday
Jun 29
IndieWeb Summit 2019
through Mozilla

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.

Join us in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

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

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Friday
Jul 5
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

Website
Monday
Jul 8
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout

Welcome campers! We meet every Monday at Phase2 This is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jul 17
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Aug 2
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

Website
Sunday
Aug 18
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Aug 21
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

Website
Friday
Sep 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

Website
Sunday
Sep 15
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Sep 18
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

Website
Friday
Oct 4
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

Website
Wednesday
Oct 16
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

Website
Friday
Oct 18
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center Website
Sunday
Oct 20
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Friday
Nov 1
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

Website
Sunday
Nov 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Nov 20
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

Website
Friday
Dec 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

The Commodore Computer Club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in Commodore technology. (Commodore 64, Amiga computers, etc.) Enthusiasts of other retro computers are also invited. Attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome.

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

Website
Sunday
Dec 15
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Dec 18
Jr Dev Meetup- speaker
Vacasa

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

Website
Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

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

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