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Thursday
Feb 26
Celebrate Entrepreneurs for National Entrepreneurs Week
Microsoft Store

Microsoft is proud to celebrate entrepreneurs and offer our dedicated partnership in bringing your ideas to life Attend our free event on Thursday, February 26 for 8:00AM to 10:00AM.

Get inspired and informed with keynote speaker Jewel Mlnarik, sharing success stories, presentations from successful business and partners on their rise to the top, and interactive demos of the technologies that could take your business to the next level. All attendees will receive 10% off software and 5% off everything else in the store.* Enter in to win a door prize and enjoy a variety of breakfast treats at your Pioneer Place Microsoft Store.

Space is limited, so sign up today.

*Valid until August 31, 2015. Available in select Microsoft retail stores in U.S. [including Puerto Rice] and Canada. Offer not valid online. Not valid on prior orders or purchases, cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Not combinable with other offers. Offer only valid on select products. Exclusions include but are not limited to the following: gift cards, pre-ordered products, Volume Licensing, contract phones, Surface Pro 3 devices, and Surface Pro 3 accessories. Limited to stock on hand. Discount applies before taxes, shipping and other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Limit 1 coupon per person. Not for resellers. Quantity limits my apply. See a store associate for details. Promo code:1129.

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ShiftWise Open House
ShiftWise Offices

ShiftWise has been in Portland for over 10 years, and now is the time to properly introduce ourselves. On February 26th, we are throwing open our doors to technology professionals, our network, and anyone interested in things like distributed computing, Angular JS, NoSQL, Software Defined Networking, Continuous Delivery, Healthcare recruiting… or people who just want to enjoy some great Portland food, drinks and games on us

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Off The Record: The Women of Tech Panel and Big Dream screening
OMSI Empirical Theater

This event features a candid discussion among women who will share real stories of success and give insight to what it's really like working within the technology industry, with a panel of technologists, executives in other functional areas in tech companies, and a local student.

Following the panel discussion, there will be a screening of Big Dream, a documentary about seven young women breaking barriers to follow their dreams in science, math, computing and engineering. http://ironwayfilms.com/bigdream/

This event should be of interest to anyone who is interested in closing the gender gap in technology, and to students who are considering a career in technology.

Free. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-the-record-women-of-technology-panel-and-big-dream-screening-tickets-15168084148?ref=ebapi

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Drink & Meet: Learn about Education Design
Behind the Museum Cafe

What the heck is education design? Why should I care?

(well, you should care because it can make your life easier, help you retain customers, market better, and make your pitches more perfect!)

Edify is education design. So what the heck does Edify do? Come find out at our drink & meet!

When: Feb. 26, 6-8pm Where: Behind the Museum Cafe 1229 SW 10th Ave Portland, OR 97205

RSVP at the link!

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Ansible Portland
Janrain Inc

We had a great kickoff meeting! The next meetup will take place on February 26 @ 6PM. @AndrewLorente will be speaking to us about Ansible Vault. https://blog.andrewlorente.com/p/using-pgp-to-encrypt-the-ansible-vault

We will also do introductions of everyone.

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PDX-MUG (MySQL)
721 sw oak st, Portland, OR

Note: different location this month. We are at Elemental's 721 Oak location (head W on Oak and the entrance will be after the newly renovated bar on your right.) There is a metal gate at the entrance to the location. Please register through meetup.com so I can get a good headcount for pizza and beverages

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Open House/Hack Night
CTRLH - PDX Makerspace

Thursday nights are open house night at ^H (CTRL+H), a makerspace in N Portland.

^H has an electronics lab, woodworking shop, mini fabrication lab with a couple of functional 3D printers, and a laser cutter/engraver. There is also a community meetup space, which hosts groups such as the pdxdiy.org kids maker group.

Drop by and check it out! Enjoy the wifi and electricity.

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PDX Python Presentation Night
Urban Airship Inc

Come join us for Pythonic talks!

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

This month:

  • Simple Linear Models for Natural Language Processing by Kyle Gorman

  • Lightning Talks by You

And Pizza thanks to Peak Hosting

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

RSVP at Meetup

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

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February Portland Area Game Development Interest Group / IGDA Meetup - New Location!
CrowdCompass

Hello all. Some cool news: PAGDIG has new digs! Crowd Compass is graciously hosting us in a space that has multiple large screens, projectors, and recording equipment. A big thanks to CC and to Andy Rosic for being so accommodating.

So, Thursday at 7pm let's get together there and start brainstorming about what kinds of cool new things this space will allow us to do and host as a group. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Crowd Compass is located at 308 SW Second Ave., Suite 200. We may move on to another spot as the night goes on, and we'll post on the Facebook Group with any updates on that.

See ya there!

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Friday
Feb 27
Workfrom Coder-CoWorking
Breken Kitchen Website
"3 Year Forecast on Technology", a talk by Dr. Brent Wilson.
310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230

Join us this Friday (March 27) at The Tech Academy for a special talk by Dr. Brent Wilson (Professor of Computer Science, George Fox University) for a look into the future of technology.

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Sunday
Mar 1
PDXDrones: Sunday Flyday
Meldrum Bar Park

It's looking beautiful this Sunday. Let's take advantage of Sunny and 60 degrees in February and get some airtime in.

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Women Who Hack - rescheduled from 2/22
Mozilla Portland Office

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

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

**Note: If you're interested in submitting a talk proposal to OSBridge or any other conference, bring your drafts to share and get feedback from others!

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SE Civic Study Hall
Bare Bones Cafe

Work on a project in the company of others!

This is an unstructured get-together to give people a chance to work on that thing they said they wanted to work on but never have time to work on. Laptops, paper, pens, or other working materials recommended.

Basically I will be in a corner of a café working on something on my laptop and you can come too. Bare Bones Café has coffee, beer, food, music... atmosphere!

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Monday
Mar 2
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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PDX iOS: What's in a mobile database - Samuel Giddins w/ Realm
Plus QA

NOTE: I wanted to make sure everyone saw the location difference! We'll be meeting at Plus QA again this month!

ALSO NOTE: We're meeting a week early this month due to some travel conflicts for the organizers ;)

It seems like every year, we see a new database launch. But most of them are designed to work in server environments, not solve the problems that mobile developers face. A database that's truly designed to work on phones, tablets, and watches is going to look different from SQLite -- it will be built on a universal, cross-platform, memory-mapped, thread-safe data representation of data, via a simple and object-oriented API. The focus will be to let developers write apps faster, focus on crafting better experiences, and handle more data locally.

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PDX Data Engineering: Apache Spark
Walmart Labs

For our fist meeting lets get together and talk about using Spark in production. I can give a quick overview if necessary and then we'll open it up for discussions.

We can also talk about plans for the group and what kinds of topics and discussion you'd like to see in the future.

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Tuesday
Mar 3
Drop in hour for prospective students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a 20 week, full time, in-person class on programming. You'll learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

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

We currently offer two courses: one covering PHP, JavaScript, and Drupal, and one covering Ruby, JavaScript, and Rails.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions. And if you're working on the pre-class homework from learnhowtoprogram.com we can help with that!

Check out our FAQ: http://www.epicodus.com/faq.html

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CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT
eROI

Digital marketing changes every day. eROI invites you to join us for an interactive panel discussion to explore how digital marketing will evolve in 2015.

We'll bring together brilliant local minds in digital advertising— across design, strategy, development, and analytics to discuss trends, predictions, field audience questions, and dream together the future for our industry.

Some topics covered may include: Visual Communication: More than ever, advertisers are fighting for attention, trying to communicate more content in less time. Smart, strategic design is more important than ever.

Personalization: There is a wealth of specific, relevant information online about individual consumers, yet we've barely scratched the surface on how to effectively streamline and use personalization in marketing.

Social Media + Marketing: With organic reach on Facebook all but entirely gone for advertisers, how will we put the "marketing" back in social media? What networks are poised for growth in 2015 and how can we as marketers take advantage?

eROI creates compelling, digital experiences for web, email, and social with partners like Conde Nast, the Baltimore Sun, Fred Meyer Jewelers, and Aramark to drive revenue and exceed goals.

Please direct questions to events@eROI.com and visit www.eROI.com/events to register for this 3/3/15 event starting February 3, 2015.

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Tech Community Open House: PDC's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
Uncorked Studios

The Portland Development Commission (PDC) is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan to set the agency’s course of action over the next five years and we’d like your input. Come learn about how this plan addresses Portland's economic future as it relates to the tech, design, and startup community.

Join us for an open house to discuss the 50% Draft PDC Strategic Plan with PDC staff and the tech, design, & startup community.

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UX Book Club PDX is talking about A Web For Everyone by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery
Mozilla

Come along and join us to talk about A Web For Everyone by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery, which is a very useful book on accessibility and universal design. Additionally, we're going to be joined by Whitney on Skype to discuss creating digital content for everyone, including people with disabilities. Accessibility is a huge subject, and one that is frequently overlooked by designers and developers, even though there are laws covering the rights of people (for example, employees and members of the public) to be able to access information.

Come along with any of your team to discuss the important topic of accessibility and how it's not something you tack on at the end of a project, but something that can improve the usability of a product for everyone.

If you haven't finished reading the book, please still come along and join in the conversation.

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Samuel Giddins: Using Ruby in a Non-Ruby World

Ruby is an incredible language that we all love to code in. But it's also a language that lends itself to being used in other ecosystems, in other 'worlds'. Ruby is an incredibly useful tool for building DSLs that look more like data than code. It's also a very portable language with a strong, standardized toolchain that makes it a go-to choice for client-side tooling. I'm going to walk through the ways in which we, as rubyists, can build systems that cooperate with a non-Ruby environment.

Ruby Jobs Storytime

5 min talks about people's experiences looking for and finding jobs (and conversely from the hiring side, experiences looking for and hiring engineers for their teams). These talks would probably not need slides, just a person willing to provide their experience. The types of things people could talk about include:

  • A new developer’s experience trying to get their first programming job
  • A seasoned developer’s tips and tricks for finding and getting a great job
  • A story about how someone got their job in a non-traditional way
  • Information from a hiring manager or engineer involved in hiring about what they look for
  • Any other type of story in the same vein

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

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

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

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

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

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Glenn Block: Getting Scripty With It... scriptcs!
Hawthorn Farm

The "it" in this case is C# and yes you CAN get scripty with it when you use scriptcs! And, we're going further in 2015! We're coming up with new ways to take your scripting experience to the next level. In this talk Glenn will start with some quick basics and show some of the cool new things that have been added and some "hot off the repo" exciting things that are coming. We'll truly be traveling at geek speed.

Don't miss out!

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Hack + Help (plus a data science talk!)
Portland Code School

Hack + Help is for anyone that is learning to code.

Whether you are new to coding or experienced in coding and want to help others learn, please join us! Bring your laptop and desire to learn (and/or teach!).

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Portland Bitcoin Group
CTRL-H

This group is for people who are interested in Bitcoin, the open source, peer-to-peer payment network and currency.

Come along to: * Learn why Bitcoin is different from other currencies and precious metals * Learn how to use Bitcoin to increase your online privacy and security * Discuss politics and economics as they relate to Bitcoin and the $. Barter, trade, and network for a more resilient local economy. * Buy and sell products and services for Bitcoin. If you have a business, how you can be one of the first to start transacting with Bitcoin.

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

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Science on Tap - Vaccination
Clinton Street Theater

DATE: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.

COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you.

DESCRIPTION:

Vaccines are one of the greatest achievements of public health in the last century, and more is yet to be done. This success has saved countless lives -- and created a backlash of vaccine hesitancy and denial that we are still seeking to understand. At this Science on Tap, hear from a panel of experts from the Multnomah County Health department, including epidemiologists, doctors, and other scientists, about how vaccines work, how they protect our communities, what the risks really are, and how you can make a difference.

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Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is mostly supported by money collected at the door. It is committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Wednesday
Mar 4
Code Oregon Meetup
The Gameroom

Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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Javascript Study Group and Hack Night (now with more than intro fun!)
PDX Code Guild

We will be meeting up for a JavaScript Study Group.

An intro to JavaScript class will be taught for anyone who is looking to get into programming.

There will also be an intermediate group project to work on to hone your skills together. The intermediate group will work on Conway's Game of Life and or Fiz Buzz to tackle some classic coding problems together.
Game of Life: http://www.devblogrbmz.com/writing-conways-game-of-life-in-javascript-using-tdd-pt-1/
FizzBuzz: http://www.codecademy.com/courses/fizzbuzz/2/1

Finger food will be provided. Please bring your own laptop or tablet if you would like to come to the JavaScript class. Come for some good company and bring a project to work on. We'll be here to bounce ideas off each other and continue to work out what we would like to run as a community.

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

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

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

Advanced Beginners can start in on some Coder Projects:

http://googlecreativelab.github.io/coder-projects/projects/night_and_day/


and

http://googlecreativelab.github.io/coder-projects/projects/music_boxes/

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PDX Big Data Discussion Group
Urban Airship Headquarters

"No talks. You may opt to take up to 60 seconds to complain about Big Data. One paper per month, no obligation to read it."

We'll start by letting anyone who wants to take up to a minute to tell us what they've been doing with data lately.

This month's paper is Resilient Distributed Datasets: A Fault-Tolerant Abstraction for In-Memory Cluster Computing by Zaharia etal. Read it or don't - the goal is just to have something to start conversations. "Did you read the paper?" will do nicely.

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

There will be pizza.

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Thursday
Mar 5
ng-conf Extended PDX
through CSG Pro

CSG Pro will be live streaming the ng-conf from our office in NW Portland March 5th and 6th.

Seating is limited so get your ticket early. Ticket prices are $20 and include both days, early am coffee, lunches and a t-shirt.

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ng-conf Extended PDX
through CSG Pro

The biggest Angular conference in the world, ng-conf is taking place in two weeks in Salt Lake City. This year, they're allowing remote locations to live stream and we're opening our office in the Pearl for the full two day event. If you have members of your group that would be interested in attending, tickets are $20 and include full day access both Thursday and Friday, coffee in the am, lunches and a custom conference t-shirt.

Here is the link to our event sign up page: http://bit.ly/1DEPUsr

Thanks!

Alexis Milbourn / Marketing Coordinator

CSG Pro } Serving our clients since 1993 734 NW 14th Ave. Portland, OR 97209 / {503} 445-6306 / www.csgpro.com

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PDXNode Presentation Night

Food Sponsored by Stormpath.

Lightning Talks (slots are still available)

Presentations start at 6:30pm. We welcome open dialogue during the presentations. We're all here to learn!

Come a little early to say hi. We'll also be hanging out at 6:15pm to help any newcomers needing help to getting started by installing node and npm.

It will be a nice variety of topics and level of talks. If anyone is interested, we could also take discussions to post-talk drinks nearby. Maybe even hack a little.

New coders and new friends welcome! Say hi, make noise, and ask questions.


Location note:

Look for the friends standing by the door to let you in! If you arrive past 6:35pm, be patient! Or tweet @pdxnode. We'll come get you shortly.

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Graph analysis in Clojure
Puppet Labs

We will be discussing some different graph and network algorithms and exploring how best to implement them in Clojure. Focus will be on functionality, efficiency and generalizability. And joy.

Bio: Ryan Spangler is currently Lead Developer at Little Bird, a social network analysis software startup in Portland OR. He has been contributing to open source Clojure for going on 4 years now, and he has been a lisp enthusiast in some form or another since he saw his first parenthesis.

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MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

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

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

Agenda

  • Using Github pages

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


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Tech Talks and Networking Night
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Join us for a night of tech talks and Networking as we kick off this monthly Meetup. 

Jaguar Land Rover will be our first host as we being this series to tour around town seeing some amazing companies and hearing some great talks about their technology and other awesome tech. 

6:00-6:30 - Check-In + Networking
6:30-7:30 - Lightning Talks + Q&A
7:30-8:00 - Networking

Speakers: 

Art McGee:
Art will do a brief talk/demo about Tizen Web Apps, the build & structure of the AGL App Suite, building an image, and generally using the Tizen API.

William Hoang:
What happens when your Android/iOS mobile device does not have a network connection? That device will have no content, no experience and the amazing application that you spent so much effort to build just simply will not work. This talk would be around the implementation story of creating offline and online applications on Android Mobile. The journey begins with NoSQL database modeling and what we can do with a NoSQL technology for mobile. The session will go through how to create data object model relations, design for performance in difficult areas with no signal, and how to develop a local Android/iOS NoSQL datebase that syncs to the cloud. 

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Portland Linux/Unix Group: The Future of Copyleft
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Bradley M. Kuhn
What: Considering the Future of Copyleft: How Will The Next Generation Perceive GPL?
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Copyleft licenses, particularly the GPL and LGPL, are widely used throughout the Free Software community. However, recent for-profit corporate interest in Free Software development has led to a renewed preference toward non-copyleft licensing by for-profit entities. Meanwhile, many for-profit entities that do use copyleft for their own software now do so in a manner that most copyleft aficionados find, at best, distasteful and at worst, abusive.

A long-standing truce exists in our community between fans of non-copyleft licensing and copyleft. No one in the copyleft communities disputes that non-copylefted Free Software is an important part of our community. However, copyleft faces new challenges that make past debates about the appropriateness of copyleft seem quite minor by comparison.

This talk will discuss all aspects of the complicated situation facing copyleft, including younger developers apparent preference for non-copyleft licensing (as expressed, in part, in the "post-open source" debates), the widespread and common failures for companies to comply with GPL's relatively easy requirements, and how licensing choices are today, unlike in the past, rarely in the hands of individual developers, but instead their corporate employers.

Bradley M. Kuhn is the President and Distinguished Technologist at Software Freedom Conservancy (sfconservancy.org) and on the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the GNU/Linux operating system, and began contributing to various FLOSS projects. He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software developer for various companies, and taught AP Computer Science at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. Kuhn's non-profit career began in 2000, when he was hired by the FSF. As FSF's Executive Director from 2001–2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement, launched its Associate Member program, and invented the Affero GPL. From 2005-2010, Kuhn worked as the Policy Analyst and Technology Director of the Software Freedom Law Center. Kuhn was the primary volunteer for Conservancy from 2006–2010, and has been a full-time staffer since early 2011. Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University in Maryland, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. Kuhn's Master's thesis discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of FLOSS programming languages. Kuhn received the O'Reilly Open Source Award in 2012, in recognition for his lifelong policy work on copyleft licensing.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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Saturday
Mar 7
ProductCamp Portland 2015
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers, product marketers and others who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community.

Join us for our fourth camp!

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PDX Spring Coderetreat -2015
ACME Business Consulting LLC

It might technically be Winter, but Portland's weather doesn't seem to think so. Which is fine, we're holding the 2015 Spring Coderetreat a little earlier this year.

Come join your fellow Portland programmers to practice the art of software development together. Write code, learn from others, teach someone else, and expand your network of friends who are passionate about their craft. Show up with your laptop and favorite development tools to participate, everything else is provided.

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Hackster Hardware Weekend
through Portland State Business Accelerator Mt. Hood room

Ready to hack the future of hardware?

The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of free hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and #HackToTheFuture!

What will you build with the DeLorean? Share your ideas on the DeLorean hacks page.

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Hackster Hardware Weeken
through Portland Art Museum

The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of free hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and #HackToTheFuture!

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Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop
Friends of Occupy Portland

Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop

This three-hour, participatory workshop equips volunteer coordinators, community organizers, neighborhood leaders, event organizers, and activist leaders in the art and science of volunteer engagement and volunteer management, born of 15 years of extensive experiences as a volunteer and organizational leader in very diverse settings.

Registration is required (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1346943) and each session is limited to 12 attendees.

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Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
38 Zeros

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Hackster Hardware Weekend
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The Hackster Hardware Weekend is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road driving an original DeLorean DMC 12 to run the coolest Hackathon & Meetup series of the year, with loads of free hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

Best yet, you also get to hack our Time Machine. Update our DeLorean with the latest sensors, electronics, radios and data service. Make Doc Emmet Brown proud and #HackToTheFuture!

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Monday
Mar 9
Three Digital Marketing Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Retail Sales
PCC- Willow Creek Center

Whether you want more people to find your brick and mortar or want to drive more traffic to your e-commerce store, there are three critical steps you need to know for improving your online presence. Come learn digital marketing essentials and identify strategies to help keep your register ringing. Join us for this free symposium on Monday, March 9 from 4-5:30 pm and leave with a mini-digital marketing plan. We'll go over how to: 1. Identify the right keywords for which your ideal customers are searching 2. Write content the search engines and customers will find 3. Measure your results to track success

About the presenter: Colleen Wright has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration in Marketing and in Advertising Management. She has worked in the marketing field since 1989. Her experience includes working for large corporations such as NIKE and UPS, medium size companies such as Benj. Franklin Savings and Loan, and small businesses. (See attached resume for further detail.) As an educator with Search Engine Academy, she gained deep knowledge of digital marketing strategies and stays current with trends in the field. Her experience and knowledge has helped numerous businesses increase sales and leads through her work at her own digital marketing agency, Response Interactive, and as a business advisor at PCC SBDC.

Parking: This site is an official PCC campus and there is a parking fee. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area. ADA: If you need accomodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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PDX Women Founders Forum
Tonkon Torp LLP

Hi All -

Our own Liz Bacon - co-founder of the Women Founders Forum - will talk about the story of her startup, from beginning to a very successful end.

This event is kindly sponsored by Tonkon Torp and TIE Oregon - thank you!

Topic is: "The Story Arc: Fireside chat with Liz Bacon", with the awesome Liz Bacon.

FindWellness founder Liz Bacon will talk candidly about her journey from inception to product launch, all the way up to her company's recent acquisition. Can't wait to see you all!

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Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Tuesday
Mar 10
Introduction To Object-Oriented Programming With PHP - Part 2
Portland Code School

If you we not able to attend Part 1, never fear, you can read about it and get slides, code and more here.

In Part 2 we will cover

1. Brief review of the terminology already covered: class, property, method, object, instance, abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance

2. New vocabulary: Polymorphism, Interface, Namespace

3. Use cases to work with the objects and give you the opportunity to see how these concepts actually work.

Setup for using PHP

Any environment that can render php will work for this class. If you don't have anything set up to run php yet, the easiest way to get up an running fast is to use Cloud 9

1. Sign up at Cloud 9: https://c9.io/
2. Create a new workspace

• Name your workspace

• Choose PHP

• Press “CREATE”

• Wait a few minutes for the workspace to be setup

3. Click on the workspace on the left.

• Choose “START EDITING”, green button on the right

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Portland ReactJS Presentation night
Jama Software (New Office)

Greetings to all!

We're excited to announce our second meeting and presentation night! We already have some great talks lined up from Dave McCabe and Asa Miller. We're hoping to set aside some time for lightning talks as well. Please join the mailing list and let us know if you are interested in presenting or participating in lightning talks.

Jama Software will be hosting us at their new office in downtown Portland. Catering will also be provided, more details on that soon.

== Proposed Schedule ==

Using React with Real-time data from Firebase. (Asa Miller)

Asa will discuss setting up real-time communication between desktop and mobile and how to to configure it for communication between components instead of passing props.

Notes on the Design of Components. (Dave McCabe)

A discussion on what we've learned about designing React components: Techniques for promoting simplicity, reuse, statelessness, and separation of concerns, and for dealing with asynchrony.

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Wednesday
Mar 11
OEN PubTalk: Is Brick and Mortar Retail Dying or Evolving?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

It’s projected that within the next 15-20 years, half of America’s malls will shut down. JCPenney, Macy’s, and Sears are among the many retail giants that have recently announced fresh rounds of closures and layoffs.

So is brick-and-mortar retail dying? Though e-commerce platforms are increasingly vital in today’s retail marketplace, not everyone is quick to discount good ol’ fashioned brick-and-mortar stores. Join us at our March PubTalk to learn how startup companies are leveraging online and offline retail experiences to create more demand.

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Cohesive Prototyping Workshop
MIPO

MIPO is a non-profit 501(c)3 serving the inventor and product developer community. We are offering a workshop on Cohesive Prototyping. Ensure your prototype and product are a success. Check out the website for more info.

www.mipooregon.org

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Javascript Study Night
PDX Code Guild

Rotating bi-weekly with our Intro to Javascript and Intermediate project night, Javascript Study Night is a night to get together and help each other with projects or just sit and code with like minded folks.

Come make Wednesday your Javascript night!

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CHIFOO Meeting: Creating Enjoyable Frustration
Urban Airship Headquarters

"Creating Enjoyable Frustration" with Mike Selinker, Lone Shark Games Inc.

Few people have so closely observed and helped shape the evolution of tabletop and alternate reality game design as Mike Selinker. Join us as he shares his observations on how to create engagement through frustration, success through incremental victories, and the theory of encouraging permission to fail. Trust us, it'll all make sense.

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Science on Tap - Cannabis
Kiggins Theatre

Full Event Title: This Is Your Brain on (Legal) Drugs: The Neuroscience and Art of Cannabis and Alcohol

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door. This is an all-ages event.

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

Event Description:

Humans have used intoxicants like alcohol and marijuana for thousands of years, and we modern humans are no different. The Northwest is home to thriving beer, wine, and spirits industries, and now that both Washington and Oregon permit the recreational sale and use of marijuana, there are more legal opportunities to get high.

At this Science on Tap, have a beer and stimulate both sides of your brain as neuroscientist Bill Griesar, PhD, and artist Jeff Leake from NW Noggin discuss both the science and art of alcohol and marijuana. Find out how these drugs affect the chemistry our brains and how they change our behavior. Also find out how some well-known artists have approached (and sometimes used) these drugs in the creation of works of art.

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Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!


Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.


*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Thursday
Mar 12
Swift Study Night and Stanford Course
Epicodus

Join us to at our bi-weekly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

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Friday
Mar 13
Workfrom Coder-CoWorking
Breken Kitchen Website
RailsBridge: Installfest
Epicodus

This is the 2nd workshop organized by Portland RailsBridge, which includes 2 parts. This event is just part 1: Installfest.

You can get all the details about Installfest and the Workshop, and register on Bridge Troll. Go here!

https://www.bridgetroll.org/events/149

Also, you should join the PDX RailsBridge Meetup!

http://www.meetup.com/Portland-RailsBridge/

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Saturday
Mar 14
RailsBridge: Ruby on Rails Workshop
Epicodus

This is the 2nd workshop organized by Portland RailsBridge, which includes 2 parts. This event is Part 2: The Workshop.

You can get all the details about Installfest and the Workshop, and register on Bridge Troll. Go here!

https://www.bridgetroll.org/events/149

Also, you should join the PDX RailsBridge Meetup!

http://www.meetup.com/Portland-RailsBridge/

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PI Party

More details to be announced.

Anything in a pie shape. Pie eating contest and maybe some tech challenges..

if you are interested in sponsoring or helping, please email alena (at) holligan.us

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Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop
Friends of Occupy Portland

Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop

This three-hour, participatory workshop equips volunteer coordinators, community organizers, neighborhood leaders, event organizers, and activist leaders in the art and science of volunteer engagement and volunteer management, born of 15 years of extensive experiences as a volunteer and organizational leader in very diverse settings.

Registration is required (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1346943) and each session is limited to 12 attendees.

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Sunday
Mar 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.

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Monday
Mar 16
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Ruby brightnight
Epicodus

Break into small teams! Build something awesome! Share the results!

At brightnight, we will start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We will take the last 30 or so minutes of the night to show and tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.

Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment.

Bring Computers to work on

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Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays: Privacy Day Happy Hour
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Privacy Day is on March 16th down in Salem. You can learn more about it here: http://aclu-or.org/privacyday. We encourage you all to attend, if you can!

Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is having a no-host evening happy hour so folks who went can share their experiences, and for folks who didn't go to learn about Privacy Day and hear about how things went. It'll also be a time to talk amongst ourselves and privacy-related events and policies that impact our lives.

What is Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays?

Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. This is an international meetup and happens in over 20 cities around the world.

Portland's TA3M does meetups on all of the above topics (and more!). The format varies from month to month. Sometimes we have fantastic speakers, sometimes we do lightning talks, and sometimes we do hands-on workshops. It all depends on what our meetup attendees are interested in hearing about, and what we have time to plan. Have a suggestion for a topic? Let us know!

Code of Conduct

As with all of our events, there is a code of conduct. Please read it here: https://www.privly.org/content/code-conduct. All attendees are expected to abide by this code of conduct.

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PdxDevOps
New Relic

We are looking for speakers. If you would like to speak, lead a discussion, or juggle for us please hop on our mailing list. If there is a topic you'd like to hear about please say so on the list as well.

New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

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

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Tuesday
Mar 17
PDXScala Monthly Meeting
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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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

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

See you there!

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Portland Bitcoin Group
The Gameroom

This group is for people who are interested in Bitcoin, the open source, peer-to-peer payment network and currency.

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

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Wednesday
Mar 18
Code Oregon Meetup
The Gameroom

Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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Javascript Study Group and Hack Night (now with more than intro fun!)
PDX Code Guild

We will be meeting up for a JavaScript Study Group.

An intro to JavaScript class will be taught for anyone who is looking to get into programming.

There will also be an intermediate group project to work on to hone your skills together. The intermediate group will work on Conway's Game of Life and or Fiz Buzz to tackle some classic coding problems together.
Game of Life: http://www.devblogrbmz.com/writing-conways-game-of-life-in-javascript-using-tdd-pt-1/
FizzBuzz: http://www.codecademy.com/courses/fizzbuzz/2/1

Finger food will be provided. Please bring your own laptop or tablet if you would like to come to the JavaScript class. Come for some good company and bring a project to work on. We'll be here to bounce ideas off each other and continue to work out what we would like to run as a community.

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

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

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

Advanced Beginners can start in on some Coder Projects:

http://googlecreativelab.github.io/coder-projects/projects/night_and_day/


and

http://googlecreativelab.github.io/coder-projects/projects/music_boxes/

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RefreshPDX: Young At Art – The Generative Generation
Idealist

Designers and artists are discovering the power of combining their knowledge of patterns, space, and colors with code and frameworks. Not to make prettier websites, but to create art. Interactive and infinitely generative code art.

But fear not: though getting into programming can be incredibly intimidating, code art, is one path to coding that can be fun, easy, and instantly rewarding. John Brown will show you some frameworks and sites that will get you started making art quickly and easily.

Occasionally, a new discovery will come along that changes the way artists create. Pigments in antiquity or screen printing in the recent past have given artists a path to explore. Now computers, and the frameworks created for them, are hitting the sweet spot of ease of use and power. Code art is still in its infancy, and creative coding is the wild west. It’s all about exploring, layering, and trying new things. Any creative endeavor of the last 5000 years has a digital equivalent, and there are myriad digital art paths that have no physical analogue.

John Brown will show you how to get involved in creative coding. There is a great community locally he’ll introduce you to. He’ll also talk a bit on the history of creative coding, show you some of his work, and talk about the future of code art and how it fits into the greater art world.

When you leave, you’ll want to rush home and pick up a digital paintbrush and start making code art.

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Workshop: Introduction to Programmable System-on-Chip Devices

PDXElectroHax and Pattern Agents are are pleased to offer the first in a series of workshops on Programmable Hardware: Introduction to Programmable System-on-Chip Devices. Tom Moxon, CEO/Founder of PatternAgents will be teaching. It’s a chance to get an accessible introduction to this technology from an expert. Tickets are $20. They are limited and currently available on Eventbrite: pdxelectrohax.eventbrite.com

Details:

This workshop is a hands-on introduction to the Cypress PSoC device family and the (free) PSoC Creator Integrated Development Environment(IDE). The workshop will include a brief architecture and software/IDE overview, followed by hand's-on project labs.

Date: Wednesday March, 18th, 2015
Hours: 6pm – 8pm
Location: 8905 SW Nimbus Ave, Suite 100, Beaverton, OR 97008
Requirements: Windows “compatible” Laptop Computer and USB port (Apple MacBook Pro with Bootcamp or Parallels works fine)
Prerequisites: Basic electronics (the ability to understand a schematic drawing). Basic programming helpful.

Workshop Attendees will receive a PSoC development kit (CY8CKIT-049) that includes a flexible USB-UART device, and a PSoC-4 device. Light refreshments provided.

Audience:

• Programmers who would like to learn more about hardware and debugging.
• Hackers who would like to learn new skills for quickly solving hardware problems.
• Students who want explore and learn about new hardware-based solutions.
• Professionals seeking new skills for the workplace. Programmable Hardware Workshop Series

This workshop is the first in a series presented by PDXElectroHax and PatternAgents using programmable hardware and systems. If you have wanted to learn more about using programmable hardware, like Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Programmable System on Chip devices, Programmable Logic Devices and more; in a easy-paced, hand's-on environment, then this is the workshop series for you. Applications include lighting, motor/motion control, sensor monitoring and more.

Instructor Info:
Tom Moxon - Pattern Agents Founder and Chief Technology Officer

If you have ever...

Listened to Depeche Mode, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Paul McCartney, or Talking Heads, then you've heard music from sampling keyboard equipment he helped to design.

Watched cartoons from the animators at Hanna-Barbera Productions (Flintstones, etc.), then you've seen images processed from digital image processing equipment he helped to design.

Seen pictures from the Voyager spacecraft, then you've seen images processed from digital image processing equipment he helped to design.

Tom has over thirty years of engineering experience, and has designed systems and integrated circuits for client companies including Cray Research, Adobe Systems, Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics, Rohm, Hyundai Electronics, Emu Systems, and many others.

Tech+Pong in SW Portland
CrowdCompass in Block 300 Building: 308 SW 2nd Ave, Suite #200

Do you work for a tech company in any way, shape, or form (start-up, developer, marketing, design, admin, tech student, etc.)? Do you want to be more involved in the Portland tech community? Come by and play some Ping-Pong! Or, just come by for some good conversation and a beer. Headbands, wristbands, and other such attire are encouraged.

This event is free but please RSVP so we can get a head count for food and drinks

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AgilePDX: Coaching Towards a Continuous Improvement Organization
Puppet Labs Office in Block 300 Building: 308 SW 2nd Ave, Floor 5

Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches know the critical importance of fostering a continuous improvement ethos within our teams and we have a number of practices that we implement to that end. But often times we find that this only allows our teams to grow to a local optimum, as they are quickly impeded by the organization they work within, and it's lack of mature inspect and adapt mechanisms. How do we as front line coaches or managers effectively influence the organization around us to thrash this impediment for our teams?

This interactive talk will explore the peaks and pitfalls of coaching an organization towards continuous improvement, sharing real world examples of goal setting, alignment, and accountability mechanisms. We will also discuss effective and ineffective ways to measure an organization, and finally we will identify where are we likely to run into resistance and how it can be overcome.

Bio: For the past two years Andy Whaples and his merry band of acronyms (CSP, CSM, PMI-ACP, SPC, PMP, MBA) have been helping Tripwire adopt and master Agile Practices within it's software development organization. Before Tripwire, Andy experienced the many challenges of large scale software development at AT&T and as a consultant for Accenture. These challenges led him to embrace Agile and Lean's focus on delivering incremental customer value through highly motivated, supported and performing teams of crafts-men and women. His focus of late has been on extending his experience in building continuously improving teams to influencing the overall organization in which they work.

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MotionPDX
Epicodus

MotionPDX

Join us for presentations, demos, discussions, and help getting started with RubyMotion. Bring your laptop if you’d like to follow along. You’ll want to have RubyMotion (download trial), the latest version of Xcode, and Xcode Command Line Tools (xcode-select --install) installed. Since this is our first meetup, we'll set aside some time to socialize. ClearSight will provide pizza and soda, and Epicodus is graciously providing our meetup location.

RubyMotion Basics

Jamon Holmgren

Basic app creation, how-tos, general tips and tricks, best practices, tests, and more!

Social Time

Hang out, meet everyone, ask each other or the speakers some questions, bounce ideas around, etc.

Cross Platform RubyMotion

TBD

We'll explore the current state of cross platform programming with RubyMotion and discuss some of the plans ClearSight has for improving cross platform development.

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Thursday
Mar 19
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XI
BeFunky

We're taking Coffee w/ Co-Founders and moving it out of the coffeeshop this month. BeFunky, the world's best photo editing application, has graciously offered their space for this month's meetup. Oh, and the coffee is on them!!

Bring plenty of business cards and get ready to talk about the project you're working on.

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GameStorm Game Convention
through Hilton Vancouver Washington

The event features a game library with over 1000 titles and enough space for anyone and everyone to play to their heart's content.

Attendees may choose from organized events, open tabletop play, game lab design programming, LARP, tabletop RPG's, LAN games, miniatures, console games, panels and guest activities, and other fun stuff.

Tickets are available in advance via the website or may be purchased at the door. There are no individual event registration fees; admission is all-inclusive.

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Swift Study Night and Stanford Course
Epicodus

Join us to at our monthly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

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PDX OpenStack
Puppet Labs

OpenStack Jumpstart - Getting up to speed in OpenStack can be challenging. Whether you're just getting involved or trying to find the deepest details on a given project, where to start is not obvious. Vern Hart (Director of Delivery at Solinea) will cover the landscape of training options available, as well providing a roundup of the best sources of OpenStack information out there. He'll also give some guidance on interacting with the community and how best to leverage the knowledge of the thousands of brilliant developers available via mailing list or IRC.

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Saturday
Mar 21
Introduction to Programming Study Session
Epicodus

Are you learning to code? Do you find it hard to do on your own? If so, please join us for Intro to Programming study hours at Epicodus. No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com as a foundation for our learning. Feel free to check it out in advance and also dive into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. Additionally, if you've been learning from resources like Treehouse, Codecademy, RailsBridge, or any other beginner user groups, you can continue to work through those tutorials as well. We have development ready computers for use, but you are welcome to bring your own. There will also be volunteers available to help answer questions and debug your work. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
38 Zeros

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
Mar 22
Women Who Hack
Mozilla Portland Office

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

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

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Mar 23
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Mar 24
PDXCPP March Meeting
Cedexis

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


Cedexis will generously be providing the venue, food, and refreshments.

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Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD Speaker: All?

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

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

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SaaS mastermind
Baerlic Brewing

Interested in meeting with people who want to cooperate, discuss, share perspectives and support each other while they work on building a SaaS business.

If so, please join us for a drink and discussion. Let us know:

What Are You Working On?
What Did You Learn?
What Do You Need Help With?

I'm working on having someone lead the discussion on a relevant topic. Stay tuned for details.

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Wednesday
Mar 25
Ruby Lunch
Fat Head's Brewery

Last Wednesday of each month. Talk Ruby, eat lunch, all ages and experiences welcome!

AngularJS Portland Meetup
New Relic

Topics TBD

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PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Joel Bernstein Topic: AsyncDisplayKit

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

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

Thursday
Mar 26
PDX OpenStack Hackathon
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

PDX OpenStack Hackathon

Bring ideas for items you want to hack on and each morning we will break out into groups to hack on them.

This is a two day unconference like sprint for openstack developers. We will focus on upstream development. At the beginning of each day we will propose topics in an unconference style and will pick things to hack on for the rest of the day.

When: March 26th and 27th, 9am - 5pm

Location: Portland; 1900 SW 4th Ave Room 8601. This is on the Portland State University campus. Lunch/food: There are a number of food carts across from the building that have delicious lunch in all dietary formats. Social events: We have not planned anything formal, but count on having a drinkup at a bar on wednesday and friday nights.

Contact nibz@spencerkrum.com for details. Code of Conduct: http://www.openstack.org/legal/community-code-of-conduct/

TiE Oregon Pitch Club
ISITE Design Community Room

Join us for another edition of TiE Oregon Pitch Club!

Pitch Club offers an open, supportive environment for entrepreneurs to practice their pitches and get actionable and constructive feedback. Bring your presentation and plug into the A/V system, or pitch without a slide deck. Or, come check out new companies and ideas, and provide feedback to the presenters!

All kinds of pitches are welcome: elevator-, concept-, sales-, co-founder-, or investor pitches.

Watch this space for registration info!

Swift Study Night and Stanford Course
Epicodus

Join us to at our bi-weekly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

Website
Friday
Mar 27
PDX OpenStack Hackathon
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

PDX OpenStack Hackathon

Bring ideas for items you want to hack on and each morning we will break out into groups to hack on them.

This is a two day unconference like sprint for openstack developers. We will focus on upstream development. At the beginning of each day we will propose topics in an unconference style and will pick things to hack on for the rest of the day.

When: March 26th and 27th, 9am - 5pm

Location: Portland; 1900 SW 4th Ave Room 8601. This is on the Portland State University campus. Lunch/food: There are a number of food carts across from the building that have delicious lunch in all dietary formats. Social events: We have not planned anything formal, but count on having a drinkup at a bar on wednesday and friday nights.

Contact nibz@spencerkrum.com for details. Code of Conduct: http://www.openstack.org/legal/community-code-of-conduct/

Saturday
Mar 28
Press Publish
Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown

Press Publish is a conference for bloggers who use WordPress (or want to switch), with a whole day of inspirational presentations by successful bloggers and useful tutorials by the people who make WordPress.com and Jetpack — all designed to help you level up your skills and get fired up about your blog.

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Monday
Mar 30
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Mar 31
OWASP Chapter Meeting
New Relic

People in Information Security say passwords are dead. Yet the replacement solutions are not available or main stream. An independent developer, Steve Gibson, decided to do something about it and created SQRL. From his website "Proposing a comprehensive, easy-to-use, high security replacement for usernames, passwords, reminders, one-time-code authenticators . . . and everything else." Let's talk about what SQRL is, how it works, how it could work in your solution and does it have competitors.? I am as interested in your feedback as I hope you are interested in resolving the password problem!

Brian Ventura is an Information Security Architect at the City of Portland and 21 years experience in IT. Brian has enterprise, consulting and project management experience, supplying secure solutions to internal and external customers. Brian is mentoring a SANS MGT414 course in Portland between April 14th and Jun 16th. You can find more information at https://www.sans.org/instructors/brian-ventura

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RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Apr 1
Code Oregon Meetup
The Gameroom

Gameroom PDX is hosting a meet-up every other Wednesday

Learn to make websites and apps on Treehouse for free by signing up with Code Oregon!

For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.gameroompdx.com/code-oregon.html

If you are not yet a Code Oregon participant, visit http://www.codeoregon.org/ to sign up for free and it takes about 30 seconds.

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CHIFOO Meeting: If It Isn’t Fun, No One Will Care
ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

"If It Isn’t Fun, No One Will Care" with Grant Roberts, E-Line Media

Grant will share a variety of game and human-computer interaction design insights from his long career in the video game industry — which has featured Marvel Comics games for kids, free-to-play games for phones, big-budget sequels for the hardcore, and casino games for the bargain bin.

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Thursday
Apr 2
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

Website
Saturday
Apr 4
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
38 Zeros

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Tuesday
Apr 7
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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Portland Bitcoin Group
CTRL-H

This group is for people who are interested in Bitcoin, the open source, peer-to-peer payment network and currency.

Come along to: * Learn why Bitcoin is different from other currencies and precious metals * Learn how to use Bitcoin to increase your online privacy and security * Discuss politics and economics as they relate to Bitcoin and the $. Barter, trade, and network for a more resilient local economy. * Buy and sell products and services for Bitcoin. If you have a business, how you can be one of the first to start transacting with Bitcoin.

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

Website
Wednesday
Apr 8
Ignite Portland 13
Hollywood Theater (Portland)

5 minute lightening talks on a diverse range of topics (Maps! Tea! Jenga! Curling! Linguistics!)

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Thursday
Apr 9
Esri GeoDev Meetup & HackerLab
Portland City Grill

Come join us for an Esri GeoDev Meetup at Portland City Grill. In addition to our regularly scheduled technosocial for geospatial developers, we have also included HackerLab, a four-hour, hand-on guided tutorial for developers using ArcGIS Online and building Web apps.

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Saturday
Apr 11
HackPDX
through Nike World Headquarters

You're invited to the second HackPDX. More info TBD.

Website
Monday
Apr 13
Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference 2015
through Intel - Jones Farm building 3 (JF3)

Intel Corporation’s preeminent development conference is back for its 7th year. This year’s conference focuses on building Culture, Community, and Craft to enable you and your teams to deliver faster with higher quality and customer value.

Discover the latest in Agile methods, Lean practices, requirements engineering, complex adaptive systems and more. Each week offers opportunities in which you can participate, including:

Keynotes with leaders and innovators from industry Tutorials and workshops, from basic through advanced Experience reports from leading development teams across Intel Networking events

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Wednesday
Apr 15
AgilePDX at Intel Agile and Lean Conference
Intel - Jones Farm building 3 (JF3)

This month we'll be congregating for a free evening event at the Intel Agile and Lean Conference instead of our usual location at Puppet Labs. More specifics to come closer to the date.

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Science on Tap - Genomic Controversies
Kiggins Theatre

Junk In the Trunk: Recent Controversies in Genomics

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door. This is an all-ages event.

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

Event Description:

You may have heard that less than 2% of the human genome is comprised of protein-coding DNA. So what is the 98% composed of, where does it come from, and what does it do? Sarah Schaack, PhD, assistant professor of biology at Reed College will take you on a guided tour through the genomic landscape of some fully sequenced plants and animals, including humans. Her talk will explore the recent heated debate among biologists surrounding "junk DNA", its utility (or lack thereof), and why bigger isn't necessarily better, at least when it comes to genome size.


Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!


Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.


*A note on the suggested cover at the door: Science on Tap is supported, in part, by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Thursday
Apr 16
Swift Study Night and Stanford Course
Epicodus

Join us to at our monthly meetup to work through the Stanford iTunes U free course on developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift.

Epicodus is kindly allowing us to use their iMacs to work through the course, but feel free to bring your own laptop if you are already setup.

Also feel free to bring a project and seek inspiration, help or just a friendly environment to work in.

Download the course and take a look before coming for maximum enjoyment.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-8-apps-swift/id961180099

Website
Saturday
Apr 18
Beaver BarCamp 15
Oregon State University- Kelley Engineering Center: 1148 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis, OR 97331

Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, free, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive sessions. We invite everyone and anyone in the community and at OSU to enjoy Beaver Barcamp. Registration is appreciated.

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Introduction to Programming Study Session
Epicodus

Are you learning to code? Do you find it hard to do on your own? If so, please join us for Intro to Programming study hours at Epicodus. No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com as a foundation for our learning. Feel free to check it out in advance and also dive into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. Additionally, if you've been learning from resources like Treehouse, Codecademy, RailsBridge, or any other beginner user groups, you can continue to work through those tutorials as well. We have development ready computers for use, but you are welcome to bring your own. There will also be volunteers available to help answer questions and debug your work. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
38 Zeros

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
Apr 19
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Apr 21
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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

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

See you there!

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Portland Bitcoin Group
The Gameroom

This group is for people who are interested in Bitcoin, the open source, peer-to-peer payment network and currency.

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

Website
Wednesday
Apr 22
AngularJS Portland Meetup
AppNexus, Inc.

Lightning Talks

Ryan Webber - stepping into angular series

Matt Danskey - TBD

Main Presentation

Satish Kumaar Ponnusamy - Creating your own seed project

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PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Janine Ohmer Topic: Size Classes (making the best of a puzzling situation)

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

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

Tuesday
Apr 28
Portland Community College Job Fair at Cascade Campus
Job Fair

Portland Community College Cascade Campus Job Fair is an outstanding opportunity for employers, students and community members to connect. The Cascade Job Fair draws a very diverse pool of applicants and a broad range of employers representing many different industries.

Find more details and a list of participating employers at http://www.pcc.edu/cascadejobfair.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be free during the event.

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Wednesday
Apr 29
Ruby Lunch
Fat Head's Brewery

Last Wednesday of each month. Talk Ruby, eat lunch, all ages and experiences welcome!

Tuesday
May 5
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Justin Burris

Potential topics discussed on the mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/pdxruby/8lom9q82bMo/cy_DvXAgMS8J

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
May 6
CHIFOO Meeting: Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Don’t- Combining Humans and Computers to Solve Scientific Problems
ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

“Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Don’t- Combining Humans and Computers to Solve Scientific Problems” with Seth Cooper, Center for Game Science, University of Washington

Rather than solving problems with a purely computational approach, combining humans and computers can provide a means for solving problems neither could solve alone. Seth will describe the challenges of mapping real-world problems onto games and ways to address these challenges. Further, Seth will discuss other current problem solving game projects and future possibilities.

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Thursday
May 7
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

Website
Saturday
May 16
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
38 Zeros

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
May 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
Wednesday
May 27
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Scott Neal Topic: TBD

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

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

Wednesday
Jun 3
CHIFOO Meeting: Mental Health & Social Impact Are No Game - Or Are They? (A Two Speaker Event!)
ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

"Mental Health & Social Impact Are No Game - Or Are They?" with Skyler Corbett, University of Portland Online Learning Development and Will Lewis, Pixel Arts & PIG Squad

CHIFOO 2-for-1! Skyler will cover educational developments in the indie gaming, “You Have Gained A Level - Adding Empathy and Understanding to Online Education”. Will has leveraged game theory and design not only in game development, but in his approach to developing communities. He’ll share the pros and cons of applying gameful design to HCI in “Games for Social Good”.

Website
Saturday
Jun 6
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
38 Zeros

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Saturday
Jun 20
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
38 Zeros

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator, and Open Source Bridge, Stumptown Syndicate's open source conference.

We'll be digging in to open issues, working on some refactoring tasks, and getting new folks acquainted with the code bases.

Catch up on the current status by checking out our open issues (https://github.com/calagator/calagator/issues) to find something you'd like to work on!

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
Jun 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The call for talks will open in January 2015 and we welcome talks from first-time and experienced speakers!

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Wednesday
Jun 24
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

I'm holding this month open in hopes that we will have one ore more people who attend WWDC and will be willing to share with us what they learned (as much as the NDA will allow, that is).

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

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

Friday
Jun 26
Startup Wekeend Latino
through TBD - Portland

The Portland Startup Weekend Latino brings together people with different skill sets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Why should you attend?

Build your network Co-founder dating Learn a new skill Get face time with thought leaders Join a global community Actually launch a business!

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Saturday
Jun 27
Devsigner 2015 Conference
through PNCA : Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

The Devsigner 2015 Conference provides a time and place for designers and coders to gather, exchange ideas, learn from one another, broaden skill-sets, and interact with the local design community. Sessions will range from non-tech subjects (e.g. architecture) to highly technical implementation. We expect a full house of talented, top-notch professionals and are excited to be one of the first events held in the newly renovated Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design in Old Town Portland.

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Wednesday
Jul 8
Cascadia JSFest 2015
through Semiahmoo Resort

Cascadia JSFest is a three-day, community-driven conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript and CSS. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.

We run a public CFP, so please consider submitting a proposal. First-time speakers welcome.

Hope to see you in July!

resort

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CHIFOO Meeting:’Outside-In’ Engagement: Identity, Transformation, and Agency in Digital Story Based Games
ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

"’Outside-In’ Engagement: Identity, Transformation, and Agency in Digital Story Based Games” with Josh Tanenbaum, Transformative Play Lab, University of California

Joshua will help us draw on theories of method acting training to investigate how to support the experience of transforming into a character in a digital narrative. Then we'll discuss the relationships between embodied game interfaces, tangible storytelling, game-based-learning, virtual worlds, and nonverbal communication.

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Thursday
Aug 6
CHIFOO Game Night!
Guardian Games

"CHIFOO Game Night" with You, The Dynamic Ladies and Gentlemen of CHIFOO

Come join us for our first ever CHIFOO Game Night! Come try out a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are very welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded.

Guardian Games thank you!

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Wednesday
Sep 2
CHIFOO Meeting: Online Story-Driven Games
ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

“Online Story-Driven Games” with Rym DeCoster, FIX Flyer, Geek Nights, & Datenighto

Through his geek-focused radio talk show, events and lecturing, Rym has had exposure to and a direct hand in a variety of projects that leverage game-inspired techniques in a computer interface, and will delight us with his stories about how he's observed the unique interaction of gaming and how HCI is maturing.

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Wednesday
Sep 23
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Scott Neal Topic: TBD

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

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

Wednesday
Oct 7
CHIFOO Meeting: Games that Change Us (For the Better!)
ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

“Games that Change Us (For the Better!)” with Emily Treat, Games for Change

Emily regularly facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Come listen in as she shares her experience and views as an expert game design instructor, game development advisor and game interaction designer, about behind-the-scenes techniques for creating games that really make a difference in the world.

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Wednesday
Oct 28
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Ken Luke Topic: Assembly Language

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

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.

Wednesday
Nov 11
CHIFOO Meeting: Immersive Design (A Two Speaker CHIFOO Grand Finale!)
ISITE Design New Meeting Room!

“Immersive Design” with Paul Culp, Super Genius Studio and with Rob LaCosse, Intel & Independent Game Designer

CHIFOO presents two series speakers in our final “Gamefully Employed” speaker series meeting! Paul will explore if it is possible to mirror the quality, productivity and happiness of our digital life in our real lives in “Gaming Gratification's Effect On Life's Everyday Actions”. Last of the year, but certainly not least, Rob presents “Room to Grow: UX, Antifragility, and Live Action Games”. He will discuss creating the architect of a number of game systems and share his insights and experiences and the value of applying them to design and HCI.

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Wednesday
Nov 18
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Note - this meeting is on the 3rd Wednesday to avoid conflicting with Thanksgiving!

Speaker: Cody Garvin Topic: TBD

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

For meeting reminders, join our Google group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdx-cocoaheads

CocoaHeads is a group for anyone who writes software for OS X or iOS devices, or aspires to.