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Thursday
Apr 17
ISSA Portland April 2014 Luncheon - Behavioral Analytics
Con-Way

What:

Behavioral Analytics - new approach to mitigating insider threats and compressing incident response time to answers.

Insiders account for 48% of data breaches and incident response, on average, takes 42 days to complete. Historically, data protection solutions have followed the threat: moving from the perimeter, to the network, to the server, to the application, to the user, and now to the data itself. Current efforts to secure “structured data” held in repositories such as internal file servers, databases and content management systems are very mature and fully deployed, but protecting against privileged access insider threats and understanding the magnitude of breach can be vexing. These methods do not protect changes to the threat of protecting intellectual property - unstructured file based data that is stolen for financial gain or perceived slight by privilege access users and add complexity to incident response programs. During the presentation we will discuss best practices in behavioral analytics applications and security information event management correlations to compress the time to time to answers.

Who:

Mark Bennett is the VP of Sales at FileTrek: focused on business development, partnerships, client acquisition and customer satisfaction. Mark has over 20 years of experience helping commercial and public sector clients solve complex IT and IT-Security challenges. Aligning new and creative solutions to real-world customer problems is Mark’s specialty. Mark has held management positions with foremost industry companies including Accuvant and Cisco. Most recently Mark was VP of Sales for IDMWORKS, a top ten Identity and Access Management consultancy. From 2008 until 2011, as a member of the executive team, Mark helped Accuvant grow sales from $145 million to over $350 million.

Mark graduated in 1981 from University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration.

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Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech
Puppet Labs

Now in its second year, several Portland-based organizations passionate about increasing the numbers of women in tech are organizing an evening of career-building interactive booths and breakout sessions, networking, and refreshments. Women of all levels of interest and involvement in tech are invited to attend. Whether you have a lot to learn or a bit to teach, we hope you join us!

Lightning Talks:

We are currently accepting Lighting Talk submissions - due by March 31st. Talks must be 5 minutes in length and be useful for women in tech (or related to tech), such as:

  • Technology
  • Women in the workforce/tech
  • Career growth
  • Issues underrepresented groups face in tech

Submit your talk here.

Career Booths:

  • Improve your elevator pitch through effective body language
  • Practice your interview skills with mock interviews with local tech recruiters
  • Improve your resume with 1:1 resume review with local tech recruiters and hiring managers
  • Enhance your professional presentation with style experts
  • Get a professional headshot taken to use in all sorts of professional scenarios

Breakout Sessions:

  • Negotiation
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Python
  • Reading HTML and CSS for non-technical people
  • Getting involved in Github and open source

When: Thursday, April 17th Time: 4:15 - 8:30 PM Where: Puppet Labs, 926, NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 Price: FREE! Free to attend however registration is required

Schedule:

4:15 PM - 8:30 PM 4:15 PM - Doors Open/Check-in 4:30 PM - Pre-Conference Networking Session (Speed Networking) 5:00 PM - Opening Remarks | Opening Talk | Lightning Talks 6:00 PM - Breakout Sessions, Booths, Networking 8:15 PM - Closing Remarks 8:30 PM - Event ends/Career booths close

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Big Data Featuring Intel & HP - Two for One!
Intel Auditorium

Sponsored by TechPower IT Solutions

This event will be on the Intel Campus in Hillsboro, don't miss the chance to see presentations from two very well respected speakers in the Industry! 

Presentation #1 – 5:00 pm

Intel – How we use Big Data and what we do for Big Data.

Speaker:  Ajay Chandramouly, Big Data Industry Engagement Manager, Intel

Topic:  Ajay will present an overview of how Intel has adopted and put to use various Big Data platforms internally, how this environment has benefitted the business, and how Intel is contributing to Apache Hadoop with optimizations for Intel technologies.

Presentation #2 – 6:15 pm

HP Vertica – How it’s used, where it complements Hadoop, and where HP is taking Big Data.

Speaker:  Walt Maguire, Chief Field Technologist, HP Vertica

Topic:  Walt will provide an overview of the Vertica analytic database and how Vertica’s 1000+ customers typically use it today.  Also, he will discuss typical Apache Hadoop use cases and how Vertica complements them.  Finally, he’ll discuss HP’s big data strategy – HAVEn – and how its evolution will deliver a coherent big data platform for organizations to deliver successful large scale analytic applications.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

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Lesbians Who Tech // PDX kickoff happy hour
West Cafe

Following on the Lesbians who Tech (and the people who love them) Summit in San Francisco at the end of March which drew 800 participants from around the world to hear a number of powerhouse speakers in the tech industry, we are kicking off our very own Lesbians who Tech gatherings here in PDX! Come hear about the Summit and network with other lesbians and supportive others. Please pass on to queer or supportive others.

How To Use Selenium Successfully with Dave Haeffner
Jive Software

April we have a special guest speaker Dave Haeffner!

This will be the meetup you don't want to miss.  Dave is the author of a newly published book 'The Selenium Guidebook'.

Want to learn how to use Selenium from the ground up? -- In an hour Dave will show you how to start from nothing and build out a well factored, maintainable, resilient, and parallelized set of tests that will run locally, on a Continuous Integration server, and in the cloud. These tests will not only work well, but exercise relevant functionality that matters to the business. 

Dave is the writer of 

Selenium Guidebook: with this book you can learn how to craft automated acceptance tests that you and your team can trust. 

Elemental Selenium-- a free, once weekly Selenium tip newsletter that is read by hundreds of testing professionals. He is also the creator and maintainer of 

ChemistryKit (an open-source Selenium framework). He has helped numerous companies successfully implement automated acceptance testing; including The Motley Fool, ManTech International, Sittercity, and Animoto.  

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Unity PDX Meetup
New Relic

Unity Developer/Artist meetup covering topics from: getting started, to memory management to 3d asset workflow.

Beer and Pizza Provided!

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TiE Panel: IP & Protecting Your Competitive Advantage + An Introduction To ONAMI
TiE Pearl Incubator
Intellectual Property Protection - Why and How?
TiE Panel: IP & Protecting Your Competitive Advantage
Thursday April 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm 

How to best protect the competitive advantage of your business? 
If your leg-up on the competition depends on your specific invention or innovation, should you patent? Claim copyright? Trademark? How, if at all, is that different for different types of products, for instance software versus hardware products? 
And why should you care?
 
Here are some people you can ask. 
 
Leigh Gill is an attorney for Immix Law Group, as well as a TiE Charter Member. 
His legal expertise and specific interests include intellectual property protection, and he brings real world experience from having worked as an account manager, business analyst, project manager and consultant in technology businesses.
 
Craig Evans is CEO and Founder of ESS (Energy Storage Solutions), a company focusing on products for clean and reliable energy. The energy sector is full of opportunity and competition for the next great solution to our planet's growing energy needs. With a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Craig has authored over 15 patents and patent applications.
 
Jim Huston is Managing Director of Portland Seed Fund and a TiE Charter Member. As a past Director of Intellectual Property at Intel Capital, as well as having taught at Lewis and Clark Law School and University of Portland Center for Entrepreneurship on areas where law, business and technology intersect, he has great experience -and some opinions- on these topics. 
  
We'll be discussing intellectual property, patents, legal issues and more, at our 
TiE Panel Discussion: IP & Protecting Your Competitive Advantage on Thursday, April 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Our Moderator for the evening's discussion, Brent Bullock, is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP, and widely recognized as a leader in corporate and securities law. 

Networking mixer
Come enjoy a networking mixer prior to the discussion and speaker presentation, courtesy of event sponsors Perkins Coie LLP.

Introduction to ONAMI
As if the above panel discussion wasn't enough, we will be featuring a speaker from ONAMI, Oregon's first Signature Research Center, to introduce the organization and its activities. You may for instance not know that, among other things, ONAMI provides gap funding to entrepreneurs, to accelerate research and commercialization of materials science and related device- and system technologies.


This promises to be an evening jam-packed with useful information, insights and networking. 
Hurry and save your seat!

April 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm
TiE Members: $15; public: $25
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Planning for Growth: Building a Successful Freelance Future
Hatch

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when building a freelance business, but it can also be an exciting and rewarding process. In this group workshop hosted by national non-profit the Freelancers Union (www.freelancersunion.org), you’ll outline what’s next for your business and start forging the path to achieving your personal and professional goals.

Learn more and RSVP at the link!

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PDXPUG: April meeting
Iovation

Portland Postgres Users Group. See link for details.

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Friday
Apr 18
Open source mapping (GIS) Unconference
Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

Hosted by the Portland Open Source Geo User Group, this FREE event will happen on Friday April 18th following GIS In Action, in PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, in rooms 238 and 296/8.

This is a participant-driven event - if you've never been to an unconference before, the format and sessions are determined on the day of the event by the people attending. No idea is too big or too small. Everyone gathers in the morning and decides how to organize it. If you have something to share, you throw your idea up on the board, sessions get arranged, rearranged and rooms are assigned by the crowd. It just sort of all happens - you have to experience it to understand how well this can work. It's fun!

Schedule:

9am - Registration

9:30 - Put sessions in rooms based on votes

10:00 - Sessions start

12:00 - Lunch on your own

5:00 - Adjorn for Geo-beers.

The event is FREE, but please head on over and get yourselves registered so we can plan rooms and sustenance:

http://pdxosgeo2014.eventbrite.com/

Have geo-curious friends? Forward them this message or registration link - the unconference format will be a great introduction to the many creative things that can be done with geodata!

Ruby Programmers Informal Co-Working
Ford Food and Drink (SE 11th and Division)

Based off an idea from the pdxruby mailing list, this event is for any ruby programmers who want to informally co-work from a cafe. We'll be at the large table in Ford Food and Drink on SE 11th and Division... come join!

Portland Code School Brunch
Brix Tavern

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Intel Graduate Technical Talk
Portland State University Engineering Building, Room 86-01

Intel is Seeking MS and PhD students for OS Software Engineer positions

Computer Science | Computer Engineering | Electrical Engineering | related disciplines

Join Daniel as he discusses this exciting opportunity: “I love software. I love to create. I love to innovate. I'm fascinated by system architecture, and emergent complexity-by-necessity. I've been drawn into OS level work due to its fundamental similarities with any satisfyingly complex architecture. It is amazing how many patterns are shared between video games, robots, and operating systems. All of which, I love. I love working in the Windows Operating System (WOS) team at Intel, because of the intense technical effort required to be able to contribute in even the slightest manner. This effort, once exerted, begets unfathomable satisfaction.”

OS Software Engineer Candidates must have: Strong knowledge of computer/processor architecture, OS fundamentals, OS internals, OS-level APIs, Kernel debugger, driver development, system level development / prototype, C/ASM programming, data structures and algorithms. Expertise in core technologies such as platform power mgmt, low power IO, sensor architecture, IO driver stacks, and virtualization is highly desired. Qualifications include: Some experience with OS development. Experience developing and/or debugging software for HW devices. Strong written and verbal communications skills a must. Testing experience a plus. Apply for these positions today: intel.com/jobs/students

Github Education
Portland State University Engineering Building, Room 86-01

Andy Delcambre from Github Education will be talking about Github and the technology behind it.

The ACM will be providing pizza.

Saturday
Apr 19
Science Behind the Scenes: Oregon Zoo
Oregon Zoo

The zoo after hours is a lively place! Get a backstage tour of the Oregon Zoo in Portland on the evening of Saturday, April 19, 2014. This adults-only event will allow you to explore the exhibits, interact with animals, and get a peek at what happens at the zoo after dark.

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Saturday at 4:45pm: Arrive at Gate E in the Oregon Zoo parking lot - Event ends at 10:00 pm

Cost: $40 - Register online

What you get: - Access to the Oregon Zoo after hours - Hospital behind-the-scenes tour - Animal kitchen tour - Predators of the Serengeti Exhibit Design tour - Big cats tour and/or elephant tour (there were just lions born so the big cats area may be off limits, but the baby elephant is old enough to have that area back on the schedule) - Bats activity - Contact experience with reptiles

General Info: - Adults only, ages 21 and over please. - EAT DINNER BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! There will be a small snack with hot cocoa partway through the evening, but there will be no dinner served. - There is no smoking or alcohol allowed anywhere on the Oregon Zoo property. - There is limited availability for this trip with a maximum of 75 people. - Transportation to or from the Oregon Zoo is not included.

Payment Information: Payment of $40 per person is due upon registration, first come, first served. Registration and payment can be made online through Constant Contact, or in person by cash, check, or credit card. Contact us for details.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cancelation/Refund information: - Participants who have to cancel are highly encouraged to find a replacement - The $40 per person payment is fully refundable if canceled at least 30 calendar days in advance - If canceled between 15-30 calendar days in advance, 50% of the payment will be refunded - If canceled 1-15 calendar days in advance, no payment will be refunded - No amount will be refunded on account of weather and/or circumstances outside of the organizer's control

To Bring: - Warm and/or waterproof clothes for walking around outside at night

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Sunday
Apr 20
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Apr 21
See us next month! Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Next month

We will probably not have an April TA3M, but come see us in May! If you have suggestions about a speaker for our May event please email us at community@privly.org.

FutureTalk with Gene Kim
New Relic

DevOps Patterns Distilled:

Implementing The Needed Practices In Four Practical Steps

Organizations employing DevOps practices such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy and Twitter are routinely deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day, while providing world-class availability, reliability and security. In contrast, most organizations struggle to do releases more than every nine months.

The authors of the upcoming “DevOps Cookbook” have been studying high performing organizations since 1999, and we capture and codify how these high-performing organizations achieve this fast flow of work through Product Management and Development, through QA and Infosec, and into IT Operations. By doing so, other organizations can now replicate the extraordinary culture and outcomes enabling their organization to scale and win in the marketplace.

The goal of the DevOps Cookbook is to help accelerate DevOps adoption, increase the success of DevOps initiatives, and lower the activation energy required for DevOps transformations to start and finish.

This is the 6th event in a series of free monthly FutureTalks from disruptive Developers, innovative Technologists and world-changing Creatives. Networking begins at 5:30, with free food and drinks. The presentation will begin right at 6p.

Please join and RSVP via our new Meetup group HERE

Gene is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, including “The Visible Ops Handbook” and “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win." Gene is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes. In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40” list, and was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Monday Python Flying Circus (Programer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Peer Mentoring hosted by PDX Code Guild.

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 and 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.

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

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

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pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on April 14th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • ZenOSS with Michael Whities

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Tuesday
Apr 22
Administrative Professional Celebration
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week® with the Oregon Trail Chapter! Please join us for an evening of delicious food, drinks, celebrations, fabulous prizes, new friends and connections! Theory Eatery @ OMSI 1945 SE Water Ave- Portland Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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FOSS4G 2014 Planning Meeting
Renewable Funding

Portland will be hosting the international FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference in September, 2014. This meeting is to come help plan the conference. All who might be interested are welcome.

For those unable to physically attend there will be a video and/or telephone conference available. The conference line info is: +1 971-998-1350, PIN 9000.

Join the mailing list at http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2014

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SketchUp Meetup
ADX (Art Design Portland)

Join us for a recap of the SketchUp Basecamp conference, and trade tips about SketchUp in general. There will be three short presentations (details below), Q&A, and plenty of time for refreshments and networking. 

Thanks to Trimble, we have one free SketchUp Pro 2014 license to give away as a door prize. You must RSVP and attend to put your name in the hat, so join MeetUp today (free) and put our kickoff event on your calendar!

Doors open at 6pm for refreshments and networking, and will close when presentations begin at 6:30pm. We've booked three talented professionals to share some inspiring work:

• Dustin Furseth of Skylab will talk about architectural workflow.

• Yelena Prusakova of Fat Pencil Studio will talk about product modeling and animation.

• Willie Dean of Glumac will talk about technical illustration.

In addition, we'd like to display your work!  One week before the event, we'll send an invitation to all registered guests to provide 1-3 work samples. These will be displayed via digital projector before and after the presentations.

One final note... You don't need to be a professional, or even especially good at using SketchUp to join this Meetup group. If you are on the fence after reading this far, consider this: We are expecting to attract a wide range of skill levels and industry expertise. That diversity is what will make this group strong! 

The Meetup platform provides options for group members to organize a variety of smaller events. Want to spend an evening discussing the finer points of window components? You can propose it, and host a small meeting... if we can get a critical mass of folks to join the Meetup group. Sure, it takes an extra step to register as a member. But it will be worth it, trust me. Looking forward to meeting you on April 22nd!

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Code for Portland Hack Night
Esri R&D Center, Portland (New Office Location!)

Code for Portland Hack Night

It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here: the first Code for Portland hack night! This is an organic and unprogrammed night to come learn about or hack on new civic tools.

Please RSVP!

Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza we'll need!

Join our meetup group and RSVP for the event here: http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Portland/events/177731782/

Civic Heroes of all types welcome!

This event is for coders and non-coders alike -- as long as you're interested in making government more open and building interesting things for our city, you're more than welcome!

Bring a Laptop!

If you intend on getting any hacking done, it would be wise to bring the tools of the trade.

There Will Be Pizza!

Pizza!!! We'll be getting some 'za from Sizzle Pie, so there will be vegan and vegetarian options.

If you have something you'd like to work on or are excited about for the social and civic good, let us know via the meetup or at the hack night itself. We are growing our initiative and the energy comes from the community.

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Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Elemental Technologies

Topic: TBD

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

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

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PDX Mobile Workgroup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join beginning and experienced mobile developers to work on projects together. Come ask questions, give help and get help. All levels of experience are welcome.

This week will will also take a look at the next online class offered by Coursera:

https://www.coursera.org/course/posa

Class starts May 12th, but you can get previews of the lectures early. The class is free and so is getting help with homework though our workgroup.

The group is very informal and so feel free to show up early or late and leave early or late, as suits your schedule.

We will meet near the power outlets by the clear glass windows. Look for the orange backpack to find us.

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Wednesday
Apr 23
Lean Coffee
New Relic

Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

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Portland Code School Happy Hour
Paymaster Lounge

Interested in being a web developer? Come and learn more about how Portland Code School can give you the skills you want with the support you need. Discover what our accelerated learning programs can do for you!

At this event, you can talk with the staff, meet current and past students, and introduce yourself to other prospective students. Ask a server where we’re sitting, or look for our “Portland Code School” sign. We’ll socialize while we eat, drink, and otherwise be merry!

If you sign up for the Web Development Primer class at this event, you'll receive a $100 discount!

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Show Me the Money! A Seminar for Start-up Companies and Business Owners
Tonkon Torp LLP

Meet the Funders. This seminar will feature a panel discussion with representatives from the "funding" sector.

  • Scott Sandler, Fund Manager at Oregon Angel Fund

  • Angela Jackson or Jim Huston, Co-Managing Directors from Portland Seed Fund

  • Nitin Rai, President of TiE Oregon and angel investor

  • Irving Levin, serial entrepreneur and active angel investor

4:00 - 4:15 PM Arrival and networking

4:15 - 5:15 PM Panel Presentation

5:15 - 6:00 PM Wine, Beer & Appetizer Reception

This is a free event, but you do have to register by emailing: jeremy.tiedeman@tonkon.com.

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PDX Python Presentation Night
Urban Airship Inc

Come join us for Pythonic talks!

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

This month:

  • Small Languages by Andrew Lorente Writing parsers for languages is easier than you might think. When you want to structure some data in a text format, it's entirely feasible to define a language for expressing that data.

  • From the trenches: Optimizing using concurrency in Python 2 by Brett Carter

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

RSVP at Meetup

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

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Homebrew Website Club PDX
Esri R&D Center, Portland (New Office Location!)

Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project, whatever...

This will be held concurrently with the Homebrew Website Club meeting in San Francisco with a remote video link between the two sites!

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PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Ken Luke will present about Auto Layout, Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Lightning Talks
Janrain Headquarters

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

This is the meeting where we will have LIGHTNING TALKS!

I encourage everyone to give a talk—especially anyone who has not given a talk at a user group meeting before. This is a great opportunity to practice speaking with a bite-size time slot. I (Jesse) have found that giving presentations is a good way to get name/face recognition, which has opened a lot of doors for me. And this will be a context where there will be other people speaking who have also not given a talk before.

Talks will be 5 minute presentations, with or without slides or other visual aids of your choosing. Choose any topic that interests you—so long as it is safe-for-work.

If you would like to give a talk, send an email to Jesse Hallett (jesse@sitr.us) to be added to the list. If you are going to use slides please send a copy to the same address so that we can have everybody's presentations ready to go on one computer. Sign up first and send the slides later if you need time to make the slides. Slots will be first-come, first-served. We have time for 12–14 presentations.

I wanted to include some tips for anyone who has not given a lightning talk before:

  • Practice! Do your talk out loud a few times in front a friend, mirror, an empty room, or whatever. Time yourself while practicing. You will feel silly doing this. But it is the only way to make sure that you are prepared to get the most use out of your five minutes. That is a very short time slot. Practicing will help you to focus on important points, and will help you to avoid points that you might otherwise stumble over.

  • Speak slowly, and take pauses while you are speaking. When I am in front of a room full of people, I have a tendency to worry that I am wasting a lot of people's time, which makes me want to rush and to talk too fast. I think that this is a common reaction. You can give a better talk by resisting the temptation to hurry. Pausing between points, or when you need a moment to collect your thoughts, will give your audience opportunity to digest your points. Remember that a pause that feels long and awkward to you probably does not feel that way to your audience.

  • If you use slides, my suggestion is to use at most 10 slides. That is one slide for every 30 seconds of speaking time. Your slide count is one way to estimate whether you are trying to fit in too much material for the given time.

  • It is preferable to cover one point well than to go over five points hastily. Think about what the core point of your talk is, and how much you can take out while still conveying that point.

  • Have some water handy—public speaking tends to lead to cottonmouth.

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

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

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Thursday
Apr 24
Oregon Tech Awards
Portland Art Museum Website
PDXNode presents Nodeschool.io
Urban Airship Inc

Details and registration: https://ti.to/pdxnode/nodeschool

This time through, we'll be offering:

• Learn You Node • Stream Adventure • Level Me Up Scotty!

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CodePDX: Languages from 30,000 feet.
New Relic

Join us for the 2nd CodePDX meeting!

Ever wondered what makes one programming language better than another? Why some languages have died in popularity over the years?

Adron Hall will be giving us an over view of various different languages of the past and present.

Whether you've never written a line of code, or simply want to get a more wholesome idea of the language landscape, you should come.

Please RSVP so that we can get a rough headcount for pizza.

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors New Relic and Twilio for the venue and pizza.

Questions? Contact Colby @ colby@aley.me

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AEPDX Presents The Burst
52Ltd.

The Burst is a rather unique spin the bottle between Portland’s top Illustrators and Motion Designers. We’re giving teams an entire week to collaborate and show Portland what they are made of.

Each randomly paired up team (1 Illustrator and 1 Motion Designer) has exactly 1 week to put their heads together to design and animate a 15-30 second masterpiece. We reveal the theme and then cut everyone loose. After a week we get together and throw a big party in their honor. Join us for that party and see what happens when you pair up random creatives.

Seating is limited so RSVP today

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April PAGDIG/IGDA Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Stop by this month's PDX game developer get-together and check out what the community is thinking about and what they are working on. Eat pizza and enjoy beverages while doing so.

Stuck on anything? Need advice or a sounding board or a playtest? We shall provide these things to the best of our ability while stuffing our faces.

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GNOME Happy Hour
Ecliptic Brewing

GNOME recently released 3.12, help us celebrate the release! If you don't know what GNOME is or what Free Software is, come over and find out about one of the most interesting and sometimes controversial free and open source projects out there. The hosts are Sriram Ramkrishna - Director of the GNOME Foundation and Ikey Doherty - who wrote his own desktop based on GNOME technologies.

GNOME is the coordinator for the popular OPW program (Outreach Program for Women)

See:

http://www.gnome.org/ https://gnome.org/opw/

Hope to see you all there. Look for the GNOME trademark :)

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Friday
Apr 25
Galois tech talk: A Gentle Introduction to Hiding Usage Patterns
Galois, Inc

abstract: What if you want to store encrypted files on an untrusted Cloud Server in such a way that Server does not even know if you are editing the same file today as you were yesterday, or anything else about your usage patterns other than total amount of traffic to the Server? Clearly, no matter how strong of an encryption you use, access pattern is revealed: Cloud Server can simply track where on the hard drive you read/write from – clearly encryption does not hide that information. One naive solution to prevent revealing access pattern to the Server is to simply read all your data back from the Server and re-write your entire data back to Server in its entirety for each read/write. This works, but it is clearly impractical. Oblivious Random Access Memory (ORAM) is an algorithm that allows you to completely hide arbitrary access pattern in an efficient manner. In this talk, I will describe Oblivious RAM from the ground up, starting from my own Ph.D. thesis work on this topic (STOC 1990, MIT Ph.D. 1992) which showed the first efficient ORAM. The Journal Version of this work gained over 450 references according to Google Scholar [Ostrovsky-Goldreich JACM 1996] and ORAM became an important area of research in Cryptography in the last 5 years. I will describe surprising connections of ORAM to (1) tamper-proof embedded systems, (2) Software Protection (3) Secure Multi-Party and Secure Two Party Computation as well as (4) ways to securely compile programs with loops, “goto” statements, recursion, etc. into Garbled programs without “unrolling” the execution path, yet not revealing anything about the execution path. I will also compare and contrast ORAM to Single-Server Private Information Retrieval (Single-server PIR), which I co-invented with Kushilevitz in 1997, and explain important differences of these two models. The talk will be self-contained and accessible to the general audience.

Speaker bio: Rafail Ostrovsky is a Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Mathematics at UCLA and co-founder of Stealth Software Technologies, Inc. He has over 200 papers published in refereed journals and conferences and has 11 U.S. Patents issued. In 2013, Dr. Ostrovsky was inducted as an IACR (International Association of Cryptologic Research) Fellow. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing and has served on 38 international conference Program Committees including serving as a PC chair of FOCS 2011. He is a member of the Editorial Board of JACM, the Editorial Board of Algorithmica; and the Editorial Board of Journal of Cryptology; he serves on the Editorial and Advisory Board of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security and is a member of the steering committee of the international symposium of Security in Communication Networks (SCN). He is a recipient of multiple academic awards and honors and has google h-index factor of 55. At UCLA, Prof. Ostrovsky heads security and cryptography multi-disciplinary Research Center (http://www.cs.ucla.edu/security/) at Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Founders Seeking Co-founders
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Looking for cofounders - or maybe developers or ??? Give a 1 minute pitch about your business, and what kinds of people/skills you need.

Looking for a startup to join? Or are you a developer looking for a project? Give a 1 minute pitch about how you can help a startup.

Short pitches, networking, pizza and beverages. This event is always fun - and yes, people have found cofounders! Join us.

Date/Time: Friday, April 24, 4pm-5:30pm Location: OTBC 8305 SW Creekside Place, Suite C, Beaverton, OR 97008

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Saturday
Apr 26
Portland 3D Printing Lab - FIELD TRIP!
ProtoPlant

Come visit the offices of ProtoPlant and learn how 3D Printer filament (the plastic build material) is made. This is an Open House, so come anytime and spend some time with the team. Don't forget to RSVP so they can plan properly. If we get enough signups, I hear there's a small surprise in store for us. :) Post questions in the comments!

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Sunday
Apr 27
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

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

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

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Apr 28
Rentrak Hackathon
Rentrak - Downtown

The Rentrak Hackathon is a gathering of laptops and laughter. Classically, we all sit in a square and type words onto a keyboard that then get turned into a "computerized program". It's a good chance to work on your personal projects, learn what your peers are up to (computer-wise), figure out what the best programming language is, and/or say the words "I don't have anything to work on" or "I forgot my laptop". This event is very informal, and there is no specific project we'll be focusing our efforts on.

Food and refreshments are served. RSVPing to ssw@rentrakmail.com is appreciated, but not required.

Come check out Rentrak's new downtown office. Everyone is welcome to join us!

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Crafty Circuits
Flux

Interested in wearable and physical computing, and crafts? Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

You bring your projects and supplies.

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We can answer some of your soft circuit questions, share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Things to note:

*This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

*Some components will be available for purchase. Please contact Cat (blinkycatbot@gmail.com) if there's something specific you want available for your project.

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North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

By attending, you agree to comply with the Code of Conduct.

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Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

This week we will do introductions and 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.

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

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

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Tuesday
Apr 29
Portland Community College 17th Annual Job Fair at Cascade Campus
Cascade Campus Gymnasium

Portland Community College 17th Annual Job Fair at Cascade Campus Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11 am – 3pm Cascade Campus Gymnasium 705 N Killingsworth St.

Free and open to all job seekers Find out more: www.pcc.edu/cascadejobfair Come network with employers representing a variety of industries.

Be one of the first 100 people to sign up on the day of the Job Fair and receive a free professional profile photo.

Free day of fair seminars:

• 11:30 Résumé Writing with Kristina Turney, Professional Recruiter

• 12:30 Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies author Joshua Waldman

• 1:30 Career Coach Barbara Barde

• 2:00 Interview Tips with Toastmasters

• 2:30 Networking Whisperer, Cleon Cox author of The 50 Most Asked Questions from the Newly Unemployed

If you have additional questions, call 971.722.5600 or cconnect@pcc.edu

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Portland 3D Printing Lab
ISITE Design

In March 64 Layer Geeks explored the many options for 3D scanning and got to see large format industrial prints. We kicked off with a high-level overview of what 3D printing is and how it's used. Next, people had a minute to shout out about their projects. Mortuary applications for 3D printing- unforgettable! Then, we took a look at updates in the industry and talked about how we, as a community, can work together. Next, Skylr of 3Digitize.us scanned a slice of pizza and showed us the many ways to do it. Next, Alex of ProtoPlant regaled us with stories of printing on industrial machines, showing us actual large-format prints as well as finely detailed chainmail.

In April, we'll take a look at how 3D printing is literally changing lives by giving people back the use of their limbs.

Agenda follows: 0600p : 3D printing for Beginners (optional for pros!)

0630p : Networking over light food/beverages

0730p : Intro

0740p : Community Time - 2 minutes to ask a question or show off your project

0750p : Ivan Owen - co-creator of the original 3D printed hand prosthetic and supporter of the e-NABLE project

0830p : More Networking! Note 1: If you'd like to bring a printer, please contact the group organizer, so we can set aside table space.

Note 2: If you have a project or business you'd like to talk about, please contact the group organizer by private message. We're looking for 15-20 minute presentations. Slides aren't necessary, but we have access to a projector and plenty of table space. Good examples would be demonstrations of a new technique/tool, an overview of a service you provide, a unique project you've modeled/printed, etc. If you know a great speaker, please refer them! Please share this with your network and bring your imagination and enthusiasm.

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Hacks/Hackers PDX April Meetup
Mozilla

• 6:30 - 7:00: Networking


• 7:00 - 7:15: Ed Borasky will give a wrap-up of the most interesting projects shown at the NICAR 2014 conference in Baltimore.

• 7:15 - 7:45: Catherine Nikolovski of Hack Oregon will talk about mining and visualizing the ORESTAR campaign finance database. She'll also talk about a new project called BallotPath, which will deliver a complete list of all elected officials, from school district up to Governor and Senator to a voter based on location.

• 7:45 - ??: Hands-on tool gathering. Bring your laptop, and an 8 GB or bigger USB stick (or writable DVD if you must). Ed will have copies of OSGeo Live, Tails and of course CompJournoStick.

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Wednesday
Apr 30
April 2014 Open House & Potluck at Collective Agency 9am-5pm
Collective Agency

Wednesday, April 30th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

Community Mission Statement:

"Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open

• 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch --- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

• 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise)

• 5pm - end of open house

The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have almost 60 members, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/632633636830053/

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Data Visualizations in R presented by Mary Anne Thygesen
Little Bird

Everyone and their dog are turning out graphs of social networks. My helpers are Bonnie and Vinson.

With their help I will construct visualizations of interesting data using R and its libraries. R does a very nice job of pulling in the data then visualizing it. I will present a few libraries from R. gRim, gRain, gRbase, gRapHD, igraph, Rgraphviz.

The talk will have more pretty pictures of data visualizations than code and theory. Enough Theory so that you will be able to tell if your results pass the smell test. Or in others words how confident you can be with your results. All the R code will be available. One of the books that I am basing this talk on is: Graphical models with R by Soren Hojsgaard, David Edwards and Steffen Lauritzen published by Springer

An example dataset in the book is carcass. I will come up with data to replace this data set. Although Bonnie and Vinson approve of the data set.

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Science Fiction Reading - SFWA Pacific Northwest Reader Series
McMenamins Kennedy School

The greater Pacific Northwest is home to Ursula K. Le Guin, Kay Kenyon, Jay Lake, Nancy Kress, Brent Weeks, Ted Chiang and Ramona Quimby. Although Ramona isn’t known for her Science Fiction and Fantasy escapades, the rest are, and will be celebrated as part of the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local authors.

The next event will feature Mike Moscoe with Leah Cutter & Ray Vukcevich

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PIE application deadline
through Online

PIE, an early stage startup accelerator, is accepting applications for its fourth class. They are due by 11:59PM PT on April 30, 2014.

PIE has been helping early stage startups in Portland for five years. Alums include Urban Airship, Simple, Athletepath, Cloudability, Little Bird, Lytics, Stand In, Switchboard, and Orchestrate, among many others. We tend to work best with platforms and enabling technologies, but we encourage all types of tech startups to apply.

Applications may be submitted through the PIE site or via http://angel.co/piepdx/apply

Questions? info@piepdx.com

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Thursday
May 1
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

This month's topic TBA

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Friday
May 2
AgilePDX Downtown Pub Lunch: What Exactly IS an Agile Project Manager?
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

The April attendees chose a topic that should generate a dynamic discussion May:

What exactly is an ‘agile project manager’?

What value do ‘project managers’ or ‘agile project managers’ add to an agile organization? They sit outside the team and coordinate between teams, right? Or something else?

How should they interface with the team? Isn’t what we’re talking about actually program management or release management? If you have teams on different release cycles, someone needs to coordinate all that so they deliver together? What exactly is an ‘agile project manager’ and how can they add value? What if you’re being pushed to have a project manager? How do they fit in? Should agile organizations be leveraging the PMI-ACP?

Come with your opinions, your experiences, and with your expertise.

We start at 12p and end at 1p. Strive to be on time: we do. RSVP's appreciated but not required. You'll find us in the back room.

See you there!

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Saturday
May 3
Sense 5K "The Blue Dawn Tour"
Clark County Event Center

Sense 5K is an inspiring event celebrating the 5 human senses. Ascend into the Sense world and journey beyond imagination. The Sense 5K "Blue Dawn Tour" is rising over Portland on May 3rd. Join us as we feel, hear, smell, see, and taste in a celebration of the five human senses.

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Portland Windows Phone Day
ISITE Design

Get FREE training and expert help to build and publish your apps for Windows devices.


Are you finally ready to start developing for mobile devices? Perhaps you're interested in learning what's new in Windows Phone 8.1 and how to build universal apps that can be published in both the Windows and Windows Phone Stores? The Portland Windows Phone Day will help you get your app closer to completion and get that much closer to putting the app in the store. In fact we expect many developers will have their application already uploaded to the store by the end of the day.


While previous events have focused around "learning" to build for Windows and Windows Phone, the focus of this event is geared towards doing the work and helping you "publish" your apps. Whether you’re a first-time developer, or a seasoned pro who wants to take advantage of new features in Windows Phone 8.1, this event is for you.


Agenda

8:30 am: Registration/Check-in
9:00 am: Welcome and overview of DVLUP. Info on prizes.
9:30 am: App Studio walk through - create an app before lunch.
10:00 am: Hack/Create apps
12:30 pm: Lunch, sponsored by TEK Systems
1:30 pm: Advance talk on Windows Phone development.
2:00 pm: Hacking continues
5:30 pm: Dinner, sponsored by DVLUP.
8:00 pm: Giveaways, goodbyes and hacking continues at home.


All day: Experts available on hand to help out with any Windows Phone related questions you may have.


Prizes

  • Everyone who works on an app on the day of the event will receive $50 AdDuplex credit to help get their app in front of mass audiences.
  • Everyone who works on an app on the day of the event will be entered into a raffle to win a surprise!
  • Everyone who creates a new Windows Phone or Windows 8 app in a rolling 30 day period can enter to win up to $1,000 every month at http://j.mp/IAmAWinner
  • Everyone who updates an existing app or uploads a new app to the Windows Phone store within 3 weeks of the event (May-3 to May-24) and submits to a challenge in DVLUP by May-28 will be entered into a raffle to win one of the following:
    • Nokia Lumia Hero device of their choice.
    • AdDuplex credit worth $1,000

Space is limited so be sure to REGISTER NOW!

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Monday
May 5
SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

The SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference is the largest conference in North America dedicated to software architecture.

In 2014, the SATURN Conference will celebrate its 10th year. Each year, SATURN attracts an international audience of practicing software architects, industry thought leaders, developers, technical managers, and researchers to share ideas, insights, and experience about effective architecture-centric practices for developing and maintaining software-intensive systems.

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Write the Docs
through TBD - Portland Website
Monday Python Flying Circus (Python Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild at NedSpace on 5th

Join us for an evening of Python!

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others.

This week we will do introductions and 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.

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

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

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Tuesday
May 6
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time with beer & snacks.

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

ARRIVING BY BIKE? Cyclists are welcome to park their bikes in the New Relic office. Bikes are not allowed in the building lobby, however, and must use the freight elevator. To get your bike up to the 28th floor, enter the building's parking lot by going down the ramp at 5th and Pine. Go past the booth -- no need to pick up a ticket -- and turn right. Go straight until you almost run into the elevator lobby, then go right again. On the back side of the elevator block you'll see a beat up pair of double doors marked "freight elevator." You can get up by buzzing in with the intercom, and saying you're here for New Relic. Ride on up to the 28th floor, you'll easily find the bike parking.

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

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Nerd Nite Portland #15 – I Will Revive: Using Naloxone to Reverse Overdoses
Mission Theater

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet soundly academic vibe. We aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square.

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $8.00* suggested cover at the door

This Nerd Nite will feature several speakers on one topic.

Oregon has one of the highest rates in the country for illicit use of prescription opiates. Overdose deaths rose 400 percent from 2000 to 2011. But since last July, naloxone – a drug long used by emergency medical personnel to reverse an opiate overdose – has been made available to trained lay people and more than 600 people have been trained in how to use the drug. Meet the men and women from the Multnomah County Health Department and Outside In as they discuss what naloxone is, what it does, and how it has already saved more than 200 lives.

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Meetup Event Page


*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

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Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Portland Bitcoin Group will be meeting here on the first and third Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. We hope that this can become a venue for bitcoin enthusiasts to meet and trade bitcoins and experiences.

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

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Wednesday
May 7
Lean Coffee
New Relic

Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

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WebVisions PDX
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, UX, digital media and technology with a badass lineup of speakers: Maria Giudice (Facebook), Tomer Sharon (Google), Internet legend Tim Bray, Brian David Johnson (author and Intel futurist), John Carlin (Funny Garbage) and more!

Early Bird rates end March 26!

Register today!

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Esri R&D Center Office Warming!
Esri R&D Center, Portland (New Office Location!)

The Esri R&D Center has moved to a new, bigger, better office! We would love it if you came to celebrate with us in the new space.

In addition, we will be celebrating both Geoloqi's 4 year anniversary, and Amber Case's birthday! So many celebrations!

There will be both food and beverage to help aid in the festivities.

Tech + Pong Spring Tournament SE PDX
AltSource

This is a pong tournament not to be missed!

Two Tournament Brackets:

1) The Best of the Best (for pongers who can smash, hit, and rock their way through a pong game).

2) The Best of the Worst (for rookie pongers who just want to have fun and the thought of "spinning a slice shot" seems like something having to do with a pizza parlor).

Attending Options:

1) Interested in just drinking beer and watching? Cool! RSVP for this event so we get a headcount.

2) Want to compete? If so, please email Kevin Long at klong@crowdcompass.com with the following info: A) Which of the two brackets you want to compete in, B) The name of the company you are representing and C) Your contact information for scheduling.

All - Please RSVP so we can get a head count.

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CHIFOO Meeting: Speaking the Language of Meta-Principles: Consistency, Hierarchy, and Personality
ISITE Design Community Room

Speaking the Language of Meta-Principles: Consistency, Hierarchy, and Personality with Deborah Levinson, Nimble Partners

When designing or redesigning an application, Nimble Partners focuses on three core principles: consistency, hierarchy, and personality. We can think of these principles as if they’re part of a language. Consistency and hierarchy are the grammar people learn while using an application: the basic elements that define how a language is spoken. The “words” we speak—that is, the visual design characteristics we choose to convey a message—create an application’s personality. These principles are so fundamental to creating successful interfaces that we call them “meta-principles.” While technology that affects interfaces changes, the underlying meta-principles hold true.

Nimble Partners arrived at these three meta-principles after years of heuristic reviews, usability studies, and informal observation of digital applications. In this talk, Deborah will introduce these principles and show how they apply in examples, including a case study redesign of a web and mobile application to help users track diet and exercise.

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Thursday
May 8
Sales - What Founders Need to Know
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)
Sales - What Founders Need to Know, May 8, 4pm
    As an entrepreneur, you may be new to sales.  But almost everything you do involves sales.  In this sales
    seminar for non-sales people, Jeff Scheider will arm you with information that will make you
    a more effective sales person.  

Learn more.

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

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

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Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

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PDX UX Happy Hour
Bye and Bye

For May, we'll be giving some UX love to Northeast for the first time! To help us figure out how much space we might need, you can optionally RSVP.


UX Happy Hour is a monthly gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and anyone else interested in chatting about user experience.

As the name indicates, it's just beer and hanging out!

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PDX Big Data Discussion Group
Engine Yard

"No talks. One paper per month, no obligation to read it."

This month's paper is Profiler: Integrated Statistical Analysis and Visualization for Data Quality Assessment by Kandel et al. Read it or don't - the goal is just to have something to start conversations. "Did you read the paper?" will do nicely.

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

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Monday
May 12
Crafty Circuits
Flux

Interested in wearable and physical computing, and crafts? Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

You bring your projects and supplies.

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We can answer some of your soft circuit questions, share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Things to note:

*This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

*Some components will be available for purchase. Please contact Cat (blinkycatbot@gmail.com) if there's something specific you want available for your project.

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Tuesday
May 13
Stories of a CFO with Kelly Lang, CFO, Tripwire | CFO Leadership Exchange
TBD - Portland Website
Puzzled Pint
???

Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

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UX Book Club PDX discussing George Lakoff's Metaphors We Live By
Mozilla

Join us to discuss George Lakoff's classic Metaphors We Live By.

This is a book that changed people's understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects.

Sound interesting? Then come along and talk! Also: there will be beer :)

If you haven't managed to finish the book before the event, please feel free to come along and join the discussion.

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Wednesday
May 14
Outsourcing Engineering (Risks and Rewards) | Technology and IP Forum
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Manual to Automation-what is the Road map for QA?

Anyone following recent market trends in the Quality Assurance world would be forced to think about the diminishing importance of Manual Testing. Or should I say exponentially increasing popularity of automation testing. Questions like…

  •     Do Testers have to write code?
    
  •     Can manual Testers become Automation Engineers?
    

TAO has pooled Quality Assurance Leadership talent from across Oregon to speak and prod this topic further.

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PDXCloud May Gathering
Elemental Technologies

PDXCloud monthly meetup. Join us for cloud technology-related discussions!

Interested in presenting? Contact jason.lapier AT gmail or hit up the mailing list at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pdxcloud.

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Thursday
May 15
PDMA Learning and Networking Event -- “USER EXPERIENCE: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?”
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

“USER EXPERIENCE – WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?”

PDMA Learning and Networking Event

Thursday, May 15, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Join PDMA for an interactive discussion with seasoned local Designers and Product Managers on how their experiences at the junction between design and product have driven business results. What do Product Managers need to know about UX and how do Product Managers and UX Designers effectively work together? How can Product Managers incorporate best UX practices into their daily lives? We hope you can join us to explore this exciting topic!

Panelists: (more to be added)

Clodine Mallinckrodt—Manager of Planning Analytics,

Providence Health and Services

Clodine is passionate about the communication and architecture of information - especially in the design and delivery of tech-based products and services. From Wall Street to MarCom Way, Clodine's varied background spans agency-based, vendor-side and strategy consulting work. Her career has touched: •Data and Business Intelligence •Interactive Media and eLearning •Web App & Software Development •Localization •Program & Change Management •Management Consulting

Currently, Clodine is Manager of Planning Analytics at Providence Health & Services, one of the top 20 integrated healthcare delivery systems in the U.S. Her specialized team delivers both quantitative and qualitative Market Intelligence in support of Oregon Region Strategic & Business Planning. This work supports the organization's response to healthcare transformation. She is also helping to develop Providence Consumer Segments, and is a GE-certified Change Facilitator. As of 2014, Clodine is Program Co-Chair for CHIFOO.org, the Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon.

Schedule:

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

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

6:45 – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm: Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm: Networking

Cost:

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

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members.

To register online, click the website above

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

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

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

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Sunday
May 18
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
May 20
WestSide PubTalk(TM): Crowdfunding
Golden Valley Brewing

Join us for the West Side PubTalk and learn from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money by crowdfunding. Presented by OTBC, the City of Beaverton and the City of Hillsboro.

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Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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

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

See you there!

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Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Portland Bitcoin Group will be meeting here on the first and third Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. We hope that this can become a venue for bitcoin enthusiasts to meet and trade bitcoins and experiences.

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

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Wednesday
May 21
Lean Coffee
New Relic

Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

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Friday
May 23
DevSigner
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

The Portland Drupal scene is alive and well and local frontend developers are planning a collaborative event for all things design-related: DevSigner. DevSigner will bring together technology-oriented designers and invite them to share their expertise, helping them take Drupal frontend development to the next level. This is an opportunity for frontend devs to come together and learn from professionals beyond their spheres and explore new artistic directions for Drupal development, both classical and technical. This event will help creators expand their horizons through workshops and speaker presentations, as well as educate designers who would like to start creating for the web.

We are still looking for sponsors for this event. If you'd like to help support the first ever DevSigner, visit our website!

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Monday
May 26
Crafty Circuits
Flux

Interested in wearable and physical computing, and crafts? Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

You bring your projects and supplies.

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We can answer some of your soft circuit questions, share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Things to note:

*This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

*Some components will be available for purchase. Please contact Cat (blinkycatbot@gmail.com) if there's something specific you want available for your project.

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Tuesday
May 27
Code 'n' Splode Monthly Meeting
Mozilla

Topic: TBD

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

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

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Wednesday
May 28
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Ben Ford will present about Instruments, specifically Time Profiler, Leaks and Allocations, and UI Automation. Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
May 29
Bruce Schneier: "Internet, Security, and Power"
UO in Portland,

Computer security guru and writer Bruce Schneier examines the various ways power manifests itself in the Internet, and how security both allows the powerful to remain so while permitting the powerless to thrive as well. On the Internet, data equals power, and the dynamic between the various forces is the fundamental societal issue of the Information Age.

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Wednesday
Jun 4
Lean Coffee
New Relic

Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

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CHIFOO Meeting: Epic FAIL: Takeways from the War Stories Project
ISITE Design Community Room

Epic FAIL: Takeways from the War Stories Project with Steve Portigal, Portigal Consulting

After nearly two years in gathering War Stories about the unusual, comic, tragic and otherwise astonishing things that happen in fieldwork, Portigal Consulting has amassed a compelling archive about the user research experience. While it’s common for the members of any group to share stories of their adventures, the user research community hasn’t supported this well. For a practice that feels misunderstood by others, there’s pressure to only share successes. Yet the confidence to share the honest and human messiness of this work can help develop the skill and even prestige of the community.

In this presentation, Steve will review some of the stories collected, highlight some of the patterns revealed by the stories, and suggest some of the lessons that we can take away. We’ll also feature live storytelling from a couple of local user researchers, sharing their own War Stories. Meanwhile, we invite you to contribute your own fieldwork War Story (about contextual research only, please) here.

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Friday
Jun 6
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Tuesday
Jun 10
Puzzled Pint
???

Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

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Thursday
Jun 12
Portland Commodore Users Group
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Station 61)

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

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Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

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Sunday
Jun 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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Tuesday
Jun 17
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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

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

See you there!

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Wednesday
Jun 18
Lean Coffee
New Relic

Come join us for Lean Coffee. We will be talking about "Lean Knowledge Work" using the Lean Coffee format. We tend to focus on the business of software development, but you can talk about any topic your group agrees to talk about.

For more on Lean Coffee, check out leancoffee.org. To see what this group has discussed in the past, check out portland.leancoffee.org.

New Relic is hosting this event, providing us space and coffee (and a spectacular view). The event is free.

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Tuesday
Jun 24
Open Source Bridge 2014
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

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

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

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Wednesday
Jun 25
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Janine Ohmer will present about AppCode, Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
Jun 28
IndieWebCamp 2014
through Esri R&D Center, Portland (New Office Location!)

Join us at Esri's new R&D Center office in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

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

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites. Homestead, don’t sharecrop! You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more!

In order to attend you'll need to sign up on the IndieWebCamp Wiki guest list for the event here: http://indiewebcamp.com/2014/Guest_List

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Friday
Jul 4
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Jul 8
Puzzled Pint
???

Do you like original puzzles? Not the jigsaw type, but the wordplay and logic type? Do you like beer? Then join us for PUZZLED PINT!

A location puzzle, posted to puzzledpint.com at 6pm Monday, will lead you to a bar Tuesday night. (Hints are also available.) A few more original, low-key puzzles will be at the bar. And we'll be there to provide all the hints and nudges you desire. Bring your friends!

Feel free to drop in any time between 6 and 9pm, for as long as you'd like. It's a free event.

More details at http://www.puzzledpint.com/. It's kinda hard to explain, but if this sounds even remotely interesting, you'll love it!

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Wednesday
Jul 9
CHIFOO Meeting: Give Dimensions, a Face, and a Beating Heart to Projects Through Storytelling
ISITE Design Community Room

Give Dimensions, a Face, and a Beating Heart to Projects Through Storytelling with B. Frayn Masters, Back Fence PDX

Since qualitative research, or market research, can largely be spit out by a computer, we’ll take a look at how one can move beyond big data and do what a computer cannot do—go inside the head of a person and learn about their motivations and goals. Humanity’s experience is constantly shifting and so is the motivation behind our fears and goals, and that shift changes how we experience and use things. Story allows one to put a finger on that pulse. Story gets right to the bottom of things, it uncovers how the user will actually use the product in this time/place, how they will experience it in their lives, in their own home/office etc. Story is research above market “fill in the blank” research. It exposes rituals, and when one works to streamline those rituals, innovation enters. Discovering this level of story has another great benefit: it can be used to created scene stealing pitches in front of clients. One can stand in front a user or a client and paint out the story of how this will be a great new part of their lives.

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Thursday
Jul 10
Portland Commodore Users Group
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Station 61)

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

Website
Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

Website
Tuesday
Jul 15
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Sunday
Jul 20
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jul 23
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Ryan Arana will present about logging frameworks, Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

Website
Friday
Aug 1
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

Website
Monday
Aug 11
Cascadia Ruby 2014
through Mark Building, Portland Art Museum

Cascadia Ruby is a two-day, single-track, regional conference for Rubyists from the Pacific Northwest and the people who love them.

Wondering what to expect? Take a look at the talks recorded at Cascadia Ruby 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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Thursday
Aug 14
Portland Commodore Users Group
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Station 61)

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

Website
Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

Website
Sunday
Aug 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Aug 19
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Wednesday
Aug 27
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Scott Anderson will present about the build and integration processes they use at Walmart Labs:

  • team dev processes
    • pull requests
    • Jira / git integration
  • Xctest & KIF functional testing
  • Jenkins
    • code coverage metrics
    • task tracking
    • build reports
    • automated builds to test flight

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

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

Website
Friday
Sep 5
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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

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

Website
Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

Website
Monday
Sep 15
BESTFest
through Website
Tuesday
Sep 16
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Sunday
Sep 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Sep 24
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Todd Bates will present about OpenCV, Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

Website
Friday
Oct 3
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

Website
Monday
Oct 6
Delight Conference 2014
through Portland Art Museum

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

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Thursday
Oct 9
Portland Commodore Users Group
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (Station 61)

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

Website
Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

Website
Saturday
Oct 11
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center

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

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

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Graphic Portland Festival
Old Church

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

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Sunday
Oct 19
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 21
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Wednesday
Oct 22
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Ken Luke will present about iOS Assembly Language, Walmart Labs will provide the pizza, and those who wish to will go out for beer after the meeting.

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Nov 7
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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

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

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Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

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Sunday
Nov 16
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday
Nov 19
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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

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

Friday
Dec 5
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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

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

Website
Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

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

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

Sunday
Dec 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Jan 28, 2015
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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