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Monday
Oct 21
Ruby Coworking
The Living Room Coffeehouse

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

PDXWIT Presents: Volunteer Info Night
Alchemy Code Lab 30 Northwest 10th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-volunteer-info-night-tickets-62891285528] is required to gain entry to this event

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

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

Agenda:

6pm p.m. - Doors open

6:15 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

PDXWIT Goals

Volunteer Program and Agreement

Different types of volunteer roles

Example of some of the regular teams

Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

8 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: No onsite parking available but plenty of street parking.

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

A: The door to the building will be unlocked. Attendees should enter from our only entrance on 10th, across the street from Powell's and use the elevator or stairs to come to our space on the second floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: There are a few secured bike parking spots on the second floor

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the streetcar stops right in front of the building.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UX Happy Hour - October
Hawthorne Asylum Food Truck Pod

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

Venue note: For fall we're still meeting at the food cart pod at 11th and SE Madison. We'll be in the west area of the pod with the covered picnic tables, behind most of the food trucks. The pod has a beer cart and many food options - come enjoy dinner with us!

It may be a bit rainy, but it shouldn't be too cold plus there are covered areas to sit with heaters! See you there.

Learn About the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) and Record Requests!
Northwest Academy 1208 SW 13th Ave, 2nd floor Portland, OR

Note: This meeting starts at 6:30 PM, later than our normal time. Doors will be monitored for access until 6:40 PM. If you arrive after that time, please post a note to the meeting page on Meetup, and we'll work to respond and let you in.

Reporters regularly bring us breaking news about government activities, including acts of malfeasance. They, of course, get tips from sources but also rely greatly on information found in public records requests. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted in 1966 to make government more transparent so journalists and the general public could hold the government accountable for its actions.

Surprisingly, though, the news media accounts for less than 10% of all FOIA requests![1] The largest three categories of requestors are businesses, individuals, and law firms, but other groups, such as universities and non-profits, also file requests.

The basic purpose of the act is to ensure an informed citizenry, which is vital to the functioning of a democratic society. While FOIA only applies to federal records, each state has its own laws and processes related to public records, and Oregon is no exception.

Getting started in submitting public records requests can be intimidating. What exactly is a public record, and how does an individual request one? Are there fees involved? What options are available if a request is denied?

The people at Lucy Parsons Labs have filed many requests for records, uncovering corruption and other wrongdoing in the Chicago area, and are willing to share their experiences and expertise with us! At this meeting, LPL's Community Organizing Chair will speak to us via teleconference and share tools and tips for submitting requests so we can keep government agencies both transparent and accountable to the people.

Join us for a great presentation and discussion about FOIA and public records requests! We'll have snacks, and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards. We hope to see you there!

Schedule: 6:20 PM: Doors 6:30 PM: Introductions 6:35 PM: Presentation

Speaker bio:

Lucy Parsons Labs is a charitable Chicago-based collaboration between data scientists, transparency activists, artists, and technologists that sheds light on the intersection of digital rights and on-the-streets issues.

  1. Schouten, Cory (March 17, 2017). "Who files the most FOIA requests? It's not who you think". Columbia Journalism Review: https://www.cjr.org/analysis/foia-report-media-journalists-business-mapper.php

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

{short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Dorkbot PDX
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 22
Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

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

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Lunch & Learn - Pregame Your Business
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI)

Pregame Your Business

You have a business plan, but do you have a game plan? Find out how Pregame has reinvented business strategy for entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators. Founder and author Ciara Pressler will share the new best practices for growth in your business, marketing, and more.

Pregame is the new HQ for entrepreneurs and experienced executives to accelerate their business growth. Like a gym for your goals, daily sessions in business strategy, marketing, sales, and more, give you unlimited opportunities to pump up your strategy and overcome your obstacles. Find out more at www.pregamehq.com

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Command Line Basics
Free Geek

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

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

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Founders Live PDX
Graybox

We are back at it again on Tuesday, October 22nd. Another great night of networking, 5 awesome fast-paced (startup) pitches, plus some good food and drink to boot.

We return to Graybox, our new and most amazing venue. If you missed last month, you don't want to miss this next one! A unique and intimate setting that includes outdoor space overlooking the city. Very cool!

FREE TICKETS through Friday 9/27.

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[Programming 101] Oct 22nd - Oct 30th
through PDX Code Guild

Transform Your Career

Whether you’re seeking a job in tech or preparing to launch your own business, PDX Code Guild will give you the skills you need to achieve your goals.

Creating incredible projects starts with learning the fundamentals of programming languages. By the end of this 2-week course, you’ll be writing your first python programs and have a basic understanding of various data types. This is the perfect opportunity for those preparing to start the Full Stack Bootcamp, or those considering applying for the program.

About the Course Location: PDX Code Guild campus: 2828 SW Corbett Ave #208, Portland, OR 97201 Start date: October 22nd Cost: $15.00 Class Dates: Tues, Wed, Thurs: October 22nd, 23rd, 24th Mon, Tues, Wed: Oct 28th, 29th, 30th (No class on Thurs 10/31) Time: 6:30-9:30pm

What to bring: Bring your laptop pre-loaded with the following programs: Python 3.6 or 3.7 (https://www.python.org/downloads/) Atom (https://atom.io/)

What to expect in terms of workload: Most students can get everything done in class. There may be a small amount of homework for those newer to the concepts taught, but plenty of support to help you through it!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do I need my own laptop? A: Yes, you will need to provide your own laptop.

Q: I won't be able to attend all of the classes. Should I still register? A: Since there are only 6 classes, missing one could cause you to get behind in the material. If you have questions about this we’re happy to answer on a case by case basis by emailing [email protected].

Q: The dates offered don’t fit my schedule, will there be more classes offered in the future? A: Yes, we’re regularly posting new class dates. Typically we offer 2 start dates per month.

Q: I registered for the class but can’t find the confirmation email. A: Feel free to email [email protected] and we’ll confirm the order came through properly.

Contact Info: Please feel free to contact us with questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! Phone: (503) 444-8836 E-mail: [email protected]

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Wednesday
Oct 23
Junior Tech Talent + Startup Hiring Event
WeWork - Custom House

This is a FREE event. This is not your typical job fair. No booths, no resumes, just personal connections with like-minded people. Each company has one-minute to pitch to job seekers (who you are and what you're hiring for) Each candidate has one-minute to pitch to companies (who you are, what you're excited to bring to the table, what you're hoping to get out of your next role, why companies should hire you)

We will have a lineup of vetted talent consisting of junior developers and college students with technical and non-technical backgrounds. Candidates are seeking internships/apprenticeships, project-based work and entry-level positions. Companies consist of startups and emerging and high-growth tech companies.

The format for this event was designed with a few things in mind: minimized risk, cost, and time for the founder; pre-vetted, talented folks who were prepared and ready to pitch to companies; a safe, fun environment for job seekers to learn about the startup community and learn what it takes to be a sought after employee.

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Programming with Python 3
Free Geek

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

This class is part 3 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language.

In this class you will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming with Python. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism and other scary sounding terms will be demystified!

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with Python 1 and Programming with Python 2

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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PDXWIT Presents: Women of Color in Tech
Port of Portland Headquarters, 7200 NE Airport Way, 97218

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-women-of-color-in-tech-tickets-70668811317) is required to gain entry to this event

Have you ever gone above and beyond your job role only to feel emotionally drained? These days, emotional labor is all-inclusive. Being expected to do things for free in order to get the job done while keeping your emotions in check all fall under emotional labor. Join us at the Port of Portland while we explore and discuss ways of lifting women up and creating a support group at work.

Moderated by Priscilla Lim from Port of Portland and speakers Tanya Webb, from Puppet, and Tara Zaremba from the city of Seattle, this panel will discuss different types of emotional labor in the workplace, race and how it affects people of color, and cultural norms and stereotypes that are happening in the workplace.

Who should attend? The PDXWIT Women of Color in Tech group is a space dedicated to women and non-binary community who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC). Although this event is open and an inclusive space for allies and supportive community, we ask that you please acknowledge before registering for this event that this is a specific space for those in which the group is dedicated to first and foremost.

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking 6:15 p.m. - Introductions 6:30 p.m. - Panel Begins and Q&A 7:15 p.m. - Networking 7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender-neutral restrooms? A: No.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We have parking garages (airport long term and short term parking) that are not free but we will validate parking at the event (so parking will be free). Event attendees may park in either.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: Attendees will need to access the elevator to the Port’s HQ office either via the parking garage north tunnel (either garage—the elevator is at the far east end). There is a south tunnel, but it does not provide access the event. The the 1st floor main entrance is another option and is reachable either via taking the long term parking garage elevators down to it or from a front door entrance.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: You can find detailed information at https://www.flypdx.com/BicycleResources.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Public Transportation to the PDX is very easy, especially via the MAX (red line).

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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

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

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AgilePDX User Group - Portland Metro - Tech Hiring Insights: A Discussion with Experts in the Silicon Forest
Smarsh

Please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/264541629/

As the Silicon Forest continues to grow, we turn to hiring authorities in the tech community for answer son how to navigate everything from IT management struggles like retention and hiring, to the effects of the latest technology trends on your career path. Our panelists have a combined 25+ years in tech and are excited to share their experiences and answer questions.

Panelists:

-- Neil Hefty, Talent Solutions Director at ProFocus Technology, an Inc. 500 Staffing and Consulting Company.
-- Chris Miller, VP of Human Resources at Smarsh, the leading provider of data archiving solutions. Helping organizations capture content, reveal risk and provide insights and opportunity for a proper response.
-- Lauren Shey, HR Generalist at Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner providing cloud migration, AWS-based IoT, and Mobile solutions.

Agenda:

6:00-6:30 Networking/Food/Drinks/Door Prizes
6:30-7:05 Panelist Presentations
7:05-7:40 Breakout Discussions with Presenters
7:40-8:00 Report Out and Wrap Up

This special event is made possible by platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/) with space provided by Smarsh (https://www.smarsh.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at agilepdx.org or come chat with us at the event!

Additional Information:

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, the space is ADA accessible via the entrance to Pacific Center on 6th Ave.

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Contact an event facilitator for further information.

Q: Will there be food and drinks at this event? A: Food & Drink provided by ProFocus. GF/DF/V options available.

Q: What is the easiest way to get to the venue? A: If you can get to Pioneer Courthouse Square, you can get to this event! Trimet serves the area very well. Parking is available nearby in many paid lots. Parking validation will not be provided.

Q: How do I enter the building? A: Enter the Pacific Center building on 6th Ave, near Water Ave Coffee (in the adjoining building)

This event is inclusive and open to all.

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Rust Hack Night
Mozilla Portland Office

Join your comrade Rustaceans at the Portland Rust Hack Night!

An evening of Rust hacking and unstructured discussion at Mozilla's Portland office. All welcome, from beginners to experts.

Among other things, we'll have a show of hands for people looking for help on Rust projects, and people interested in volunteering on a project, to see if we can't pair some folks up. If you've got a project, now's the time to get it into shape for collaboration!

There will be food! Let us know beforehand if you have any dietary restrictions.

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PDX OSGeo Monthly meeting
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

Monthly meeting of the Portland open source GIS group. Projects big and small are usually presented monthly along with rousing conversation and discussion. All are welcome, no need to RSVP - our group ranges from the geo-curious to the überhackers so bring your ideas and questions!

This month our special guest is Jackson Voelkel, a Health Data Analyst on Kaiser Permanente’s GIS Team as well as an Adjunct Professor of Geography at Portland State University. He focuses on developing infrastructure for and performing advanced spatial analytics across healthcare, environment, urban planning, utilities, and econometrics. Jack will be joining us to talk about all this PostGIS (and Postgres), so come ready with all your favorite spatial database questions.

We'll also cover the latest happenings in geodata, upcoming geoevents and bring your own geo-show and tell, so if you see something interesting in your geo-travels be sure to bring it along to share!

As always, there will be pizza! And BYOB is always welcome.

Our mailing list is here drop us a line with any questions: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-osgeo

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Bayesian Deep Learning
Alchemy Code Lab

As you know this is more of group discussion meetup where we get together to discuss what we are learning, interested in, stumped by, curious about, etc...

This month I propose we talk about Bayesian Deep Learning and study the materials from Yarin Gal's presentation at MLSS Moscow 2019 http://bdl101.ml

There wont be a presentation. Instead I encourage you to read over the materials, try out some experiments and come share your findings and experiences. I have lots of questions about when/where it is useful and what kind of future it may have. I'm looking forward to hearing your questions and thoughts.

All levels of experience and backgrounds are welcome so don't be shy. We all learn from each other.

Also, if you have ideas for topics you'd like to see in future meetings please let me know. Thanks.

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PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Oct 24
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Command Line: Text Processing
Free Geek

This class shows understanding of how text content are handled within the input/output as well as files.

Goal of class: Know in high-level view how input/output are handled

Redirect input/output to a file instead of the standard Redirect input/output in shell from one program to another Understand the grep, sed and awk commands to search and replace file contents Understand the basic of regex and its relevance Understand the basic of cryptography and its relevance

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics, Command Line File Management

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#FullStackPDX : October : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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PDX Python and Pyladies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night
New Relic

Come join us for Pythonic Talks!

This month:

  • GeoPy and RadInterp: Creative climate data analysis with Python by Dmitri Kalashnikov

Dmitri is a Masters student in the Climate Science Lab at Portland State University, a NASA-funded researcher, and a recent convert to the Python language and ecosystem. In this talk you'll learn about alternative tooling available in Python for analysis of climate data, becoming a Python programmer, and most importantly - having fun doing it!

  • Memoization and Other Techniques for improving code speed - preparing for Advent of Code by Chris Freeman

Advent of Code is coming December 1. Will your code solve the puzzle in 15 seconds or less? Memoization and other techniques for improving code speed will be presented. A short list of puzzle pitfalls will be included.

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

Join us afterward at Bailey's Upper Lip 720 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97205 to continue the discussion over a beverage.

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

Join us on our Slack and on #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

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

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

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BSD Pizza Night
Rudy's Gourmet Pizza

A meeting of folks interested in BSD operating systems and related technologies to get together, eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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Friday
Oct 25
BSides PDX 2019
through Oregon Convention Center

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

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Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Founders Emotional Support Group
WeWork Labs Custom House/WeWork

We doing the first gathering of the Founders Emotional Support group on Friday July 25th at WeWork Labs 12-1:30pm. The intent of this group is to offer an environment where the emotional aspects of the entrepreneur's journey can be shared and supported. All are welcome at any stage. If there is sufficient interest, this may turn into a monthly meeting. Bring your own lunch.

AgilePDX Westside: How to coach for Servant-Leadership
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria (20540 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

Coaching is one of the most powerful tools used in agile. And yet... being a great coach is much harder than it seems. This month at the west-side cafe, we are going to discuss coaching in relationship to servant leadership. We will ask ourselves: As a team member, SM, etc how do we coach those who need coaching and may not realize (or admit it)?

Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology (https://www.profocustechnology.com/). Learn more about our sponsors at https://agilepdx.org/sponsorship.

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Saturday
Oct 26
WWCode Portland: Kubernetes Workshop
Bumped

An Eventbrite ticket is required to participate in this workshop

Women Who Code Portland is holding a Kubernetes workshop!

Kubernetes has the reputation of being a complex system with a steep learning curve. We will see that it is, indeed, a complex system, but that it is possible to tame its most essential features in just a few hours. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn about Kubernetes and its key concepts, both in theory (we will become familiar with all the things evoked in the previous paragraph) and in practice (we will know how to use them to deploy and scale our applications).

This workshop is for developers, system administrators, and architects alike: anyone who needs to interact with a Kubernetes cluster, or who wants to understand practical Kubernetes concepts in order to design scalable applications.

This is what we will do:

  • See what a containerized application looks like
  • Learn about Kubernetes concepts, architecture, and network model
  • Interact with a Kubernetes cluster with the kubectl CLI
  • Create deployments, pods, services, daemon sets, and more
  • Implement high availability and load balancing for our services
  • Export and import YAML description of Kubernetes resources
  • Deploy new releases of our application without downtime
  • ... and some more!

EVENT COST:

The event cost is $12 for participants and includes lunch. Scholarships: If you are a student, under-employed, or in need of financial assistance, we have full scholarships available for this event. Please submit an application here (https://forms.gle/EFjfHWHgBayNihaU8). There will be no refunds for this event. If you cannot attend, you can email us to transfer the ticket to another attendee, or we can add it to our scholarship pool.

AGENDA

  • 9:30am - Doors Open + Check-In
  • 9:45am - Welcome from WWCode Portland & Bumped
  • 10:00 am- K8s
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm – K8s
  • 4:30pm - Wrap up

PREREQUISITES

To make the most out of this workshop, you should be comfortable with the UNIX command line (be able to SSH into a remote machine, navigate directories, edit files with vi or a similar editor), and have basic knowledge of containers.

It's not necessary to be a Docker expert, but ideally, you'll have already built and run a container image (for instance with docker build and docker run).

If you don't have much experience with containers but still want to attend, we suggest that you catch up by following the "Hands-on Learning" tutorials on https://training.play-with-docker.com/ops-stage1/, for instance. (Other tutorials are good too!)

OUR HOST

Bumped 111 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor, Portland

PARKING/COMMUTE

Bumped is right off of Green, Yellow & Orange MAX lines There are also many parking structures near by (like City Center Parking etc)

CODE OF CONDUCT

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or socioeconomic status. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

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Command Line Basics
Free Geek

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

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

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Design your own Video Game
Free Geek

Are you an aspiring video game designer? Or do you just love video games and want to learn more about what goes into making one?

Take a journey through the process of designing your own video game from the first stages of character design all the way through editing and adding in sound effects!

This class gives you an overview of the free open source software that will help you make a video game. Explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, character design and storytelling.

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***Spanish*** Getting Started with Your Free Geek Computer
Free Geek

Teacher: Daisy Calvert, Mark Bolden, Veronica Young, Brandon Burnett Maximum students: 8

These classes help volunteers setup and use their new Ubuntu-based computers. Volunteers who take these classes receive one year of free tech support from Free Geek!* Along with volunteers in the adoption program, hardware grant recipients, thrift store shoppers and community members are also welcome to sign up, although we recommend you consider our Using Ubuntu Linux class instead.

*Free tech support void if you make major modifications to your computer or change the operating system.

Monday
Oct 28
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 29
OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner 2019
Oregon Convention Center

It’s like the Oscars, but with less glam and more grit.

Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner for Oregon’s largest and most prestigious business networking event. OEN will select finalists and a winner in seven categories—Battle of the Schools, Bootstrap Stage, Early Stage, Development Stage, Growth Stage, Entrepreneurial Achievement and Game Changer.

The winner from each category will be announced on October 29, 2019, during the awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.

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PDX Tableau User Group (TUG) - Mappy Hour!
CNTRL Office - Eastside

Space is limited, so please RSVP only if you intend to make it!

This Tableau User Group will be dedicated to all things maps. And we are excited to co-host this event with Mapbox - all around experts and innovators in modern mapping and spatial. Whether you are a total map nerd, a data enthusiast, or just Tableau/Mapbox curious, this event will have something for you.

Come for the pizza. Come for the beer. Stay for the maps.

Show us your maps! Have a mappy viz that you can show the community? We'd love to showcase it. Message us at [email protected].

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Donut.js October 2019
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Injoong Yoon — From Script to Screen: Applying the Rules of Screenwriting to Write Better Code
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:10 — Sara Bahmanyar — Flying Cars are Not for Everyone: Public Transit Depictions in Science Fiction and Futuristic Media
  • 7:25 — 10-minute break
  • 7:35 — Sumita Mukund — How Reality TV Inspired me to Learn UX
  • 7:50 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

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

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Our proceeds each quarter go to a local non-profit. In September, October, and November, we are raising money for Proud Ground, whose mission is to create permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers.

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RainSec - Portland Information Security Professionals
Lucky Lab 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.

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

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

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Wednesday
Oct 30
PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Oct 31
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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Friday
Nov 1
Oregon Data Community Data Mastery Sessions
PCC - Climb Center

Register at this link for any of the sessions!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oregon-data-2019-special-event-the-data-mastery-sessions-tickets-71192854745

November 2019 SQL Mastery Sessions Friday, November 1, 2019

A FULL day of training offered the day before SQLSaturday Oregon. 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

PCC CLIMB Center 1626 SE Water Ave Portland, OR 97214

Introduction to T-SQL Queries Kathi Kellenberger

Leveling up with PowerShell for the DBA Ben Miller

Total Server Performance Tuning Erik Darling

Next Level Power BI Solutions Paul Turley

Introduction to T-SQL Queries Kathi Kellenberger

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Saturday
Nov 2
SQL Saturday Oregon (920)
University of Portland, Shiley Hall

The Oregon Data Community (Oregon SQL Server User Group) would like to invite you to an all day event with world class speakers on a large variety of data topics on the 2nd of November at the University of Portland. Please register at the website http://sqlsaturday.org/920!

Feel free to tweet once you've registered!

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SQL Saturday Oregon (920)
University of Portland, Shiley Hall

The Oregon Data Community (Oregon SQL Server User Group) would like to invite you to an all day event with world class speakers on a large variety of data topics on the 2nd of November at the University of Portland. Please register at the website http://sqlsaturday.org/920!

Feel free to tweet once you've registered!

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Easily Share Beautiful Stories with this AI Camera
Portland Community Church

Do you enjoy sharing beautiful stories with family and friends on social media?

With the insta360 go, you can take it anywhere and easily record your favorite moments. With the FlashCut feature, the AI will automatically curate your content and create an action-packed story you can share without spending the time to edit hours of footage. For example, it will create clips when it detects a smile or every time you grab your favorite latte.

In this Meetup, I'll provide some examples of travel vlogs, Broll footage, and share ideas on what you can do with AI capabilities. This is a great camera to supplement your full-frame or phone camera.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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Simple 3D Animation in Blender
Free Geek

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

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Hardware Basics 1 -- Great for kids!
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary.

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Monday
Nov 4
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PDX Code Guild November Info Night
PDX Code Guild

PDX Code Guild is hosting an info night for those who are curious or want to learn more about our program. Meet with our director, instructor, graduate or current students to get a better understanding of the program and to have any of your questions answered!

All are welcome. Pizza and beverages are served.

For more information please check out our website: www.pdxcodeguild.com

Follow us on social media for any updates: @pdxcodeguild

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Tuesday
Nov 5
PDXWIT Presents: Latinx in Tech
Squarespace PDX

Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-latinx-in-tech-tickets-73002597735) is required to gain entry to this event

Experiences and Insights of Latinas in the Portland Tech Community

In collaboration with Latinx Tech PDX and host Squarespace, join us for a night of learning, insight and perspective as we hear stories from prominent up-and-coming Latina women in the Portland Tech Community.

Moderated by Fabio Valentino, organizer for Latinx Tech PDX and Nelia Terrazas, and speakers Diana Laboy Rush from The Math Learning Center, Nancy Perez from Zapproved and from Maya Hoffman from IT Motives, this panel will show us a day in the life and perspectives of how they got into tech and how they navigate the tech industry here in Portland.

Agenda: 5:30 pm - Doors open and Networking 6:00 pm - Introductions 6:15 pm - Panel Begins 6:45 pm - Q & A 7:00 pm - More Networking 7:30 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Bathrooms on the ground floor are gender neutral.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, through a side entrance. Please let the host know so someone can help open it.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes. Light snacks will be labelled.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There is no dedicated parking lot, however street parking is free after 6pm and there are many close downtown parking garages.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The downtown location is served by buses and the Max.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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

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

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Python PDX West (November)
Rohde & Schwarz

This month:

  • Format discussion: feedback about last time, what people want going forward, request to think about topics

  • Probably 2 talks, 30 min-ish. Feedback from last time was to allow people to go over a few min if necessary and have questions not count as part of the time. That's cool with me. (should the talks go at the end?)

  • I'll post here when talks are confirmed.

  • Lightning talks or announcements.

  • Show & Tell. "I did a cool thing. Look everyone." I think it'd be great to have a place to show off something you did or something you learned.

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Why the 5th: - Shift to "first Tuesday", so we don't collide with PyData PDX, on "second Tuesday".

Food: Rohde & Schwarz sponsoring the venue and the food. Probably pizza. It was really great last time.

Want to present? - Contact us through our standard pythonbytes.fm email, found here: https://pythonbytes.fm/home/contact - or on twitter, @pythonpdx - or @brianokken

Want to help organize? - awesome. same contact

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Wednesday
Nov 6
ITX UX 2019: Beyond the Pixels
through Everett West

A one-of-a-kind conference experience for designers and product people – once again jam-packed with intimate workshops, valuable networking, and talks from world-renowned industry experts.

We look forward to seeing you on November 6-8, in Portland, OR as together we seek to deepen our knowledge of user experience design and walk away with a new set of tools to share with our teams.

Guest Speakers Include: Jared Spool, Jake Knapp, and Kate Rutter.

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Thursday
Nov 7
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

Website
Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

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Saturday
Nov 9
Command Line Basics
Free Geek

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

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

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Social Media Privacy
Free Geek

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

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

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

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Make a DJ Push Pad with Raspberry Pi
Free Geek

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

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

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

Recommended Prerequisites: Hardware Basics 1

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Tuesday
Nov 12
Advanced Command Line: Learn Grep and Bash Shortcuts
Free Geek

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

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

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Lunch & Learn: Awesome Studios with Dave Sanders
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Dave Sanders will come to speak about Awesome Studios.

Stay tuned for more information!

Advanced Command Line: File Management
Free Geek

People think that only wizards can type a bunch of letters into a single line and make stuff appear. In our File Management class, we want to show that you can do that too!

This class will teach you how directory entries and file information is handled.

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics

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PDXWIT Presents: Experienced Women in Tech
Planet Argon

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-experienced-women-in-tech-tickets-73707568321 is required to gain entry to this event.

Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology? Do you want to spend time with other women in tech who understand your point of view as someone who has been in this industry for a while? PDXWIT’s Experienced Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you. Ageism is alive and well in business in general, and perhaps even more so in tech. With many colleagues younger than you—including your boss—you may feel marginalized, unseen, or feel your skills are not as valued as they should be.

Join us on November 12th at Planet Argon for an evening dedicated to bringing experienced women in tech together to talk through these challenges. Our focus is on sharing ways we find success in our companies despite potential ageism, and on showing the value we bring through our experience. The evening will involve some initial discussion, breaking out into small groups to brainstorm ideas, then coming back together as a group to share ideas and conclude our discussion. Susy Dunn and Lois Brooks, both highly respected women from tech HR, will share lessons they have learned and seen as they participate as guest facilitators for the evening.

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors Open & networking 6:00 p.m. - Introductions 6:10 p.m. - Group event followed by sharing of take-away points 7:15 p.m. - Wrap-up and networking 7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: We share bathrooms with other businesses on our floor, so we unfortunately cannot change the restrooms to gender-neutral.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, and vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No, but street parking is ample in the surrounding area.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: You can enter the building through the glass door to the left of Bread & Honey Cafe on Vancouver. Then take the elevator to the 3rd floor, and find our office on the left. The first-floor glass door will lock at 6:30

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but bike parking is available outside the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. There may be an office pet here, but likely not after hours. Our office is dog-friendly during the day.

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

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

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Phenomenally Indigenous Assembly: Together We Rise
The Riveter

On Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, The Riveter is partnering up with area leaders for The Phenomenally Indigenous Assembly: Together We Rise with and for Indigenous womxn.

Come celebrate Indigenous women and honor bold womxn who overcome obstacles, champion communities and those who are the backbone of our nation. This exclusive event pays tribute to the stories of native womxn leadership throughout history and in modern times, and their contributions that are often erased from the history books. Join us for light bites, community and a powerful conversation that seeks to explore the names of indigenous modern women leaders, entrepreneurs and activists, their stories, and strategies to show up to #demandmore equity as an ally for indigenous women’ inclusion, equity and advancement. Let’s empower one another to manifest change with and for Indigenous womxn.

We are still curating our full panel. If you know of a phenomenal indigenous woman who would be great to speak on this panel, please reach out to [email protected].

Everyone is welcome to attend, including men and other gender non-conforming individuals. We also use this occasion to recognize the pay gap that indigenous Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders women face. Tickets are on a sliding scale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds for this event. Contact [email protected] for more information.

6:00 Doors

6:10pm Intro + Panel

6:50pm Strategies for Advancement and Inclusion

7:45pm Networking

More about Equal Pay Day @ The Riveter At The Riveter, we believe conversation and community can generate power for greater results. We’ll shine a light on gender pay equity throughout the year, and will bring you ideas from the leading minds working toward pay equity. Mark your calendars for the remaining equal pay day events we will have across The Riveter this year: November 20 for Latinx women.

Learn more about our #not100 campaign at https://info.theriveter.co/not100.

Portland OWASP Chapter Meeting: Overcoming Your Greatest InfoSec Adversary: You!
Zapproved

Tips on formulating complete sentences without acronyms, learning to pretend you aren't the smartest person in the room, choosing the right animations for your PowerPoint presentations, and more! Let's be honest, you probably didn't get into info-sec because of your love for public speaking, your mastery of written and verbal communication, or your highly-tuned social skills! Regardless, these things are key to your success or failure in info-sec. Dare to join me for a frank if somewhat tongue-in-cheek conversation regarding strategies for simplifying complex conversations, recognizing and overcoming common communication obstacles, translating leet-speak to business language and creating effective visual presentations.

Speaker: Patterson Cake

Patterson has been in information technology for over 20 years, focusing on security for the past several years in offensive, defensive and leadership roles. He is the founder of Haven Information Security, an instructor for SANS, and the Principal Cybersecurity Engineer for PeaceHealth.

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Wednesday
Nov 13
Programming with Python 1
Free Geek

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

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

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

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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PDXWIT Presents: Money Talks
VIDA Coworking

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-money-talks-tickets-74060505967 is required to gain entry to this event

Money and personal finances can be hard to discuss. Come break some taboos and hear our panelists discuss basic, traditional, and alternative approaches to thinking about our finances. Does everyone have a budget? What should I do with my 401k, or what if I don’t have one? What money habits are the best in your 20s/30s/40s...? How can I get a raise? Can I retire when I’m 40?

We’ll have approachable panelists from different corners of the financial world share their tips and advice on starting and growing our confidence with talking all things money, and we’ll wrap up with an audience Q&A.

Moderator: Jessica Prochniak, Solution Architect at Weidenhammer & Volunteer Coach at Innovative Changes

Panelists:

Bonnie Arnold, Founder at Anya Financial Planning

Naomi Veak, Lead Training Manager at Learning.com & Coach at School of Financial Freedom

Additional panelists - TBA

Agenda: 5 p.m. - Doors open 5:30 p.m. - Introduction 5:35 p.m. - Panel begins 6:30 p.m. - Audience Q&A 7 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No onsite parking, but there is plenty of street parking nearby.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The main entrance of the building is on 19th Ave, and then take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd Floor.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are bike racks in front of the building.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: There is limited public transit near site, though the #60 bus runs out front on the opposite side of the street.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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

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

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Testing Vue Applications
1455 NW Irving St. Suite 600, Portland, OR 97209

Testing Vue applications can be quick and painless. In this presentation, Grant will show you how to test small parts of Vue apps using vue-test-utils and Jest. By the end of the presentation, you will be able to:

  • Know the difference between unit and end-to-end tests
  • Learn how to write good unit tests (BDD)
  • know how to spy and stub network requests
  • See how to reach deep inside your Vue application to control its behavior during tests

In short - less than one hour spent at this meetup will save you days, if not weeks of testing your application using any other tool.

Grant Stampfli is a software engineer interested in front and back end development, especially in using JavaScript (and its flavors) across the entire stack. He works at a startup called Fleet Logistics, making the world a better place by digitalizing the freight forwarding industry.

Want to speak, host, or sponsor? Reach out and let us know at [email protected]!

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Thursday
Nov 14
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Open House for Potential Students Interested in Becoming a Software Developer
Alchemy Code Lab

Interested in becoming a software developer and learning to code?

If so, we invite you to join us any Thursday at 12:30PM to learn more about our program, meet our staff and see our program in action. We offer the most in depth, professional software development program in town and graduates go on to secure roles at a median salary of $75k, and an average of $82k. Everything we teach is done in person by senior software engineers, and every student gets personalized career coaching. We strongly embrace diversity and inclusion, and we are the only Portland only school.

ABOUT ALCHEMY CODE LAB: - Learn from industry professionals. Experience the real world practice of software development in an immersive, in-person, work environment. Your instructors are senior-level developers who share their knowledge and practices to enter the field at an advanced level. - Be supported as an individual by teaching assistants and career coaching. A low instructional staff to student ratio of 6 to 1 means you have access to the guidance and help you need to successfully complete our rigorous training. Get prepared and ready to network and connect with the companies that interest you and need your technical skills and experiences. - Get more out of your code school. Go beyond online and video-based programs to launch your career at an accelerated level. With an average starting salary of $75k, our graduates earn 25%-50% more than other schools. - Develop Apps in AppLab. Alchemy helps Portland entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by developing Apps for them. Graduates get paid to create them and add real project experience to their resume.

Call 503.445.4575 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Visit our blog to learn more about our program and where our graduates go to work: https://www.alchemycodelab.com/blog Visit Course Report for reviews: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/alchemy-code-lab Visit SwitchUp for reviews: https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/alchemy-code-lab

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Programming with JavaScript 1
Free Geek

No prior experience in programming required!

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

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

Recommended Prerequisites: Web Development 1, typing skills

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#FullStackPDX : November : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Friday
Nov 15
SeaGL (Seattle GNU/Linux)
through Seattle Central College

SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Our goal for SeaGL is to produce an event which is as enjoyable and informative for those who spend their days maintaining hundreds of servers as it is for a student who has only just started exploring technology options. SeaGL's first year was 2013.

The 2019 Seattle GNU/Linux Conference is scheduled for November 15th and 16th at Seattle Central College (Maps). 9am-5:30pm both days.

You do not need to register for SeaGL - just show up! The cost of attendance is free.

You may attend SeaGL without identifying yourself, and you are encouraged to do so to protect your privacy.

You may optionally register. This gives us attendee counts, which help us raise money for SeaGL conferences. The registration system is Free/Libre/Open Source Software and we promise to protect your data.

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DevOps Training with Simulation Portland
University of Portland (West Side campus)

This highly interactive, instructor-led simulation is a high-impact, energetic way to accelerate understanding, involvement, and acceptance of DevOps and Agile, Lean, ITIL® best practice in your organization. It helps accelerate the adoption of DevOps across the enterprise, while successfully turning DevOps opponents into advocates. By helping to clearly communicate the DevOps case for change, it creates shared understanding and commitment towards Development and Operations working together as a high-performing team. This unique experiential learning approach causes breakthrough understanding and transforms learning into an engaging, fun, and memorable shared experience.

HOW IT WORKS

The DevOps simulation experience is a role-based workshop, focused on the software development and deployment lifecycle. The simulation is highly realistic, and leverages game dynamics to empower cross-functional teams with a shared vision of successful DevOps practices. Participants from a variety of disciplines are immersed into a simulated environment whereby they are challenged to release new products while internal and external forces continually change. This realistic approach delivers a level of tension and excitement that creates an ‘A-HA!’ moment for all involved.

WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

Accelerated understanding of the benefits of DevOps best practice to large audiences

Rapid familiarization with DevOps terminology and Agile, Lean and ITIL v3 processes

Understanding of how DevOps best practice can facilitate alignment of IT to business objectives

Understanding of DevOps practices that can be executed with immediate effect

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Hardware Basics 2
Free Geek

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

No prior knowledge is necessary, but we recommend taking Fundamentals of a Computer Technician and Hardware Basics 1 first.

Recommended Prerequisites: Fundamentals of a Computer Technician & Hardware Basics 1

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Saturday
Nov 16
Dynamics 365 Saturday - Portland
Mcmenamins Kennedy School

Enjoy a free one-day conference diving into technical and strategic sessions led by industry experts in the field addressing ways to overcome challenges and successfully deliver Microsoft Dynamics CRM & ERP projects and improve productivity. Professional networking hour to follow immediately after the event. See the website for more details. Registration is limited.

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Fundamentals of a Computer Technician
Free Geek

ESD, bad caps, li-ion, what do they all mean!? Working with electronics can be dangerous for both you and the computer, smartphone, or fancy appliance. Fundamentals of a Computer Technician overviews safety procedures and best practices of how to handle your devices so that you can work on any electronic project!

Next Step: Hardware Basics 1

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Build a Mobile App With React Native
Portland Community Church

Do you want to develop a cross-platform mobile app? How about getting started with a simple app?

React Native is a great way to build a Hybrid app that is an alternative to native apps for all mobile devices. Join us as we create a simple To-Do app we can use and share with our friends.

I'll share a 30-minute demo of code and post it on Github. In the second half, we'll open the discussion to talk about other projects. We'll have wi-fi, so you can bring your laptop and code with us or just learn and share your journey.

Be inspired! Knowledge Mavens

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Digital Privacy Primer
Free Geek

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Holiday Scams - And How to Avoid Them!
Free Geek

Is the gingerbread man after your dough? Is Rudolph after your bucks? Holiday scams can be hard to spot, so this year apply all the knowledge we've got! Take this class so you don't feel like a rookie, stop on by for some info and a cookie!

We'll have some holiday treats and hot beverages to keep you cozy while you learn how to keep you and yours safe this holiday season. Scammers don't take holidays off—whether you are gift shopping online or receive a suspicious email for Holiday Dealz, we all need this information. Join us to learn how to protect yourself. Everyone is welcome. Come learn with Free Geek!

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Sunday
Nov 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Nov 18
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Nov 19
Access Seattle
WeWork Holyoke

The Female Founders Alliance Access Tour is designed to help founders move their business forward by fostering meaningful connections with the people and organizations that are most difficult to access for underrepresented founders.

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

Event format Topical panels with influential leaders in the startup & VC communities AMAs with founders who have raised before, organized by type of financing Substantial time for relationship-building 1:1 meetings with investors and other influentials such as Amy Nelson (Founder & CEO, The Riveter) and Tim Porter (Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group). More speakers can be found on our website! https://femalefounders.org/events/access-tour-2019/

Who can attend Access Seattle is open to all genders of founders and future founders.

Accessibility This event is in an ADA compliant building with elevators. All-gender restrooms are available.

Learn more The Access Tour is also headed to: New York, October 28 Boston, October 30 Los Angeles, November 4

To learn more about other events hosted by the Female Founders Alliance, please visit our website: https://femalefounders.org/

Sponsors Interested in sponsoring Access? Email us at [email protected]

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Web Development 1
Free Geek

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

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DigiMarCon World 2019 - Digital Marketing Conference
through Online

DigiMarCon World 2019 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

DigiMarCon World 2019 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held Online from November 19th to 21st, 2019, available live stream and on-demand. It is the largest Digital Marketing Event in the World and will be attended by thousands of Digital Marketing Professionals. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon World 2019 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon World 2019, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon World 2019 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates.

For more details visit https://digimarconworld.com. .

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PDXWIT Presents: November Happy Hour Networking Event
Simple 120 SE Clay St Portland Floor 2 Portland, OR 97214

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-november-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-75015626759] is required to gain entry to this event

PDXWIT is thrilled to be partnering with Simple for a special edition happy hour on November 19th as part of the Give!Guide #givingtuesday drive! The theme of the evening is Supporting our Community. Let’s connect and talk about how we can really show up and support one another. New Relic is also going to be matching the first $3k to PDXWIT as part of #givingtuesday!

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short speaking segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase some individuals in our community.

We are excited that CymaSpace, a non-profit performance venue and technology incubator here in Portland, will be providing their stand-alone system dedicated to providing a more accessible and inclusive event to Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities utilizing Cymatic technology (translating sound waves into visual and tactile phenomena).

An employee from Simple will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities, and a representative from New Relic will also be on-hand to let everyone know about opportunities in their organization.

Guest speaker Hazel Valdez will share her story of the impact PDXWIT has had on her professional and personal life.

Megan Bigelow will talk about how critical it is for community members to do what they can to support organizations that matter to them.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking: An activity table where you can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director. Table topics to help break the ice.

A section for job seekers and our sponsors who are hiring, to ensure people get connected.

A #givingtuesday table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support PDXWIT at the event.

Agenda: 4:30 p.m. - Doors open/networking 5:30 p.m. - Introductions, announcements + speakers 6:15 p.m. - Raffle drawings 6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes, all of the restrooms are gender neutral.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes, and vegan and gluten-free options will be labeled.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We don't have onsite parking, but there is street parking in the neighborhood.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The only door is on Clay St. across from Rose's, and it will be unlocked.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, but there are a few bike posts out front where you can lock your bike.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: The location is easily accessed by bus.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

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

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

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Wednesday
Nov 20
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Thursday
Nov 21
One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Saturday
Nov 23
Command Line Basics
Free Geek

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

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

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Podcasting Basics
Free Geek

Podcasts are the talk of the town! Whether you are interested in podcasts about news, botany, or even knitting, digital storytelling is fun and anyone with access to a computer can record their own podcast. You might want to share your expertise, interview fascinating people, or tell great stories to an audience that will truly appreciate them.

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Tuesday
Nov 26
Advanced Command Line: Intro to Shell Scripting
Free Geek

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

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Wednesday
Nov 27
Programming with Python 2
Free Geek

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

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

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One-on-One Community Tech Appointment
Free Geek

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

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

What Can I Get Help With?

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

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Monday
Dec 2
PDXWIT Presents: Vancouver Mixer
Hubb

Everyone is a Leader - how to lead no matter your job title

More great things are happening in Vancouver, WA. PDXWIT will have the next Vancouver Mixer at Hubb , an award-winning conference event management software company. Hubb develops software that helps conference managers save time, relieve stress, and get their content to market faster. We’ll be at their beautiful new offices in downtown Vancouver, WA.

At the event, we’ll have plenty of networking time. Our speaker, Shauna Prince, will show us Everyone is a Leader - how to lead no matter what your job title says. Shauna is a Leadership Coach with Prince Coaching and Consulting. She will share how to break through limiting beliefs to take your leadership to the next level, whether or not you are technically a people leader.

A representative of Hubb will share information about the company, including any job opportunities that might be available. We’ll have a job seekers section featuring local Vancouver companies sharing available employment opportunities!

So please join us for our next PDXWIT Vancouver Mixer at Hubb. Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 pm - Doors open 5:45 pm - Introductions 6:00 pm - Presentation 6:30 pm - More networking 7:00 pm - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: No, unfortunately at this time the building is not ADA Compliant. It is an old historical building.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: They are in downtown Vancouver and have about 9 spots, but not enough for the entire group. Because they are downtown, there is plenty of street parking that is affordable and nearby.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There is one front door that you enter and then go up a flight of stairs into a large open concept office space.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is a standard bike rack in front of a restaurant near us, Thai Orchid.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes. There is a bus stop within a block of our office. Traffic is usually pretty good and there is usually plenty of paid street parking available.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Dec 4
GeoDev Meetup - Portland, OR
Esri R&D Center

Join us for our final GeoDev Meetup of 2019! This free event is a great opportunity to gather with other developers within the community and share what we're working on together! We're looking for lightning talk speakers and would love to hear what you have been developing! Contact [email protected] should you be interested in giving a five-minute lightning talk!

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PDXWIT Presents: December West Side Mixer
Vernier Software & Technology

Registration through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-december-west-side-mixer-tickets-75055698615 is required to gain entry to this event

Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and Vernier’s support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics. The event will be primarily networking focused, but we will have a couple guest speakers:

A representative from Vernier will share information about the company, including any opportunities that are available.

Guest speaker, Amanda Brooks, Customer Account Manager at Nursegrid, will talk about “Setting boundaries in your personal and professional life to create balance.”

We will also have a job seekers section where attendees can learn about the various employment opportunities available right now.

Agenda: 5:30 p.m. - Doors open & Networking 6:00 p.m. - Introductions 6:15 p.m. - Presentation Begins 6:45 p.m. - Q&A 7:00 p.m. - More networking 7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: There are, mens’, women’s and unisex restrooms.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: There will be wine, water, and light appetizers.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Yes, there is free onsite parking in the back of the building. Participants should park there and enter at the rear entrance.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There will be employees in the building during the event, so attendees for this event should use the back door..

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There are bike racks at the rear of the building that visitors can use during the event. You will want to bring your own lock.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes; Vernier is located one block from the Millikan Way MAX stop. Parking will also be available.

Q: Can I bring my dog? A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home unless they are service dogs.

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

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

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PDXRust Meetup: macros_rule!
Mozilla

This month's speaker: Russell Cousineau (@rcousineau on GitLab)

Learn about Rust macros by example. We'll learn what kinds of macros exist in Rust and how they work. Then we'll build a really simple declarative macro, followed by a really simple procedural macro. To wrap up, we'll dissect some macros in the wild!

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Friday
Dec 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Monday
Dec 9
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Dec 11
5th Annual PDXWIT Celebration + Awards Ceremony Women + Tech Holiday Party
Bumped

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-pdxwit-celebration-awards-ceremony-women-tech-holiday-party-tickets-75172203083] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us Wednesday, December 11th at Bumped for our 5th Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony!

2019 has been another big year for the PDXWIT and we are thrilled to come together at bumped, for the FIFTH year, to celebrate the holidays and what we’ve accomplished. The theme of the event will be Celebrating our Community. In honor of our theme, Celebrating Community, our conversation starter for the night will be “How do you celebrate your community?”

We will also be hosting our annual Awards Program. Stay tuned for details on how to nominate and vote for Best Contributor and Best Speaker!

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short program to hear from our sponsors and introduce and announce awards.

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

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

Table topics to help break the ice.

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

A #GiveGuide table with raffle prizes and other goodies for folks who decide to support PDXWIT that evening.

Agenda:

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

6:30 p.m. - Introductions and Awards

7:30 p.m. - Additional networking and celebration of our community

8:00 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes

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

A: Yes

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: There is parking under the building and across the street, but it is not free. If you have anything that needs to be dropped off, there is a loading dock that you can use to load/unload, but no parking is available down there.

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

A: The elevators are the only way up to the suite. They will be unlocked during event hours.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes, the location is right off of several bus lines as well as the max line.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Thursday
Dec 12
#FullStackPDX : December : Critique
AltSource HQ

Tickets can be purchased at Meetup.com

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Sunday
Dec 15
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Dec 16
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Dec 18
Jr Dev Meetup- Marisa Morsby on Building Smart Cities with Tech
Vacasa

Follow us on Twitter @pdx_jr_devs or message [email protected] to be notified about upcoming events. Join us at our monthly meetup for junior developers! We alternate monthly between Happy Hours (at White Owl Social) and Speakers (hosted at Vacasa). For more details about upcoming and past gatherings, check out http://www.meetup.com/Portland-JR-DEVELOPER-Meetup/.

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Monday
Jan 6, 2020
Open Source Peer Mentoring (Monday Python, for Python JavaScript, Django, React and all open source)
PDX Code Guild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jan 8, 2020
Double Header: Migrating Legacy Apps and Accelerating Development with Vuetify
225 SW Broadway

Converting a Legacy Swing-based Application to the Web

The goal: convert a 20-year-old legacy Swing- and Java-based fat client application to the web. The constraint: insufficient time and budget to do it in one step. The solution: incrementally evolve the application by rewriting one UI (of several) in Vue and embedding that UI within the Swing environment via the JxBrowser Chrome-based browser utility.

Mark Linehan has multiple decades of software development experience in many different programming languages, principally with IBM. He currently does both front-end development in Vue and JavaScript, and back-end work in Java. The project described here is continuing at Daimler Trucks North America.

Accelerating Application Development with the Vuetify Component Library

This talk will give you an overview of the Vuetify component library and how it can free developers from coding simple web and form components so they can focus on application logic.

Michael's work in technology spans more than 30 years, two continents, and many different disciplines, from development to marketing. Although most of his work involves full stack development, his current position focuses on front end web and email for Yes Marketing, an email-centered agency. Personal projects include a stable of travel-related web sites, and these provide a test bed for new skills and technology. The prototype app he will present today is part of his effort to expand his skill set with Vue.js

Schedule: 6:00pm Doors Open 6:30pm "Converting a Legacy Swing-based Application to the Web" 7:00pm A short break 7:10pm "Accelerating Application Development with the Vuetify Component Library" 7:40pm Post-event Mingling

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Thursday
Jan 9, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

Thursday
Mar 5, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

Thursday
Apr 30, 2020
WHAT IS INFORMATION? (2020)
through University of Oregon Portland

What is Information? marks the 10th annual What is…?, bringing together natural and social scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community organizations, and the public. We invite proposals for scholarly papers, panels, and installations on a wide variety of issues and topics.

The Call for Proposals and additional details will be available in September 2019.

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Thursday
May 7, 2020
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour
Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI

Please join us for our July Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health PDX Happy Hour at the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI) / OTRADI!

Come mingle with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours brings together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health sectors. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry. Enjoy a free drink, build community, and contribute your ideas and efforts towards accelerating Biotech and Digital Health in PDX.

Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

Wherever remains that still serves beer in 2038, we will party like it's 1970.

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