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Started Friday
May 1
Portland Startup Weekend B2B
through Centrl Office

Startup Weekend B2B is a 54 hour event where developers, designers, marketers and other startup enthusiasts come together to pitch their business-to-business startup ideas, form teams, build products, and launch their revenue generating startup.

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Sunday
May 3
SE Civic Study Hall
Bare Bones Cafe

Work on a project in the company of others!

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

All participants of Civic Study Hall agree to follow the Code of Conduct.


Find out more about Code for Portland at codeforportland.org.

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Portland Meshnet Meetup
CTRL-H Hackerspace

This is an open meetup and anyone with an interest in Portland Meshnet is welcome! Bring your hardware for testing and experimentation. If you have a chance, set up cjdns and iperf on your systems ahead of time. (this is optional and should not deter new meshnet members from showing up!)

Discussions about: meshbox project, software defined radios, embedded devices, cjdns, cjdns peering, iperf tests

More information is available here, https://blog.portlandmeshnet.org/may-3rd-meetup/ and here https://www.reddit.com/r/portlandmeshnet

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Monday
May 4
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Intro to Cassandra
eBay Community Lounge

For this meetup, we are going to be doing a joint meetup with the DataStax Cassandra Portland Users group.

Archaic database technologies just don't scale under the always on, distributed demands ​of modern IOT, mobile and web applications. We'll start this Intro to Cassandra by discussing how its approach is different and why so many awesome companies have migrated from the cold clutches of the relational world into the warm embrace of peer to peer architecture. After this high-level opening discussion, we'll briefly unpack the following:

  • Cassandra's internal architecture and distribution model
  • Cassandra's Data Model
  • Reads and Writes ​​ You'll go home with enough Cassandra basics to get your feet wet and some resources to get your hands dirty.
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The History of Cryptography
Taborspace

The History of Cryptography at Portland Underground Grad School

With the rise of privacy concerns in digital spaces, encryption technology has become an increasingly important modern topic. But the practice of secure communications, and the practice of breaking it, have been around for centuries. Come examine the origins of cryptography, from Caesar ciphers to modern day techniques and even learn some basic crypto methods that can be done by hand.

This is a four week class and requires reservations. See the website!

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DorkbotPDX 0x0D
Bunk Bar

flyer

  • When: Monday May 4th, 2015 - 8pm
  • Where: Bunk Bar - 1028 SE Water Ave (map)
  • Who: All ages -- open to the public
  • Cost: Free!

Laen


OSH Park - Purple PCBs for People

Laen will talk about the beginnings and growth of the DorkbotPDX PCB Order, and how he turned his hobby into work.

Laen is the founder and owner of OSHPark, and doesn't like writing bios.

Joe Grand
Making Magical Mustaches with Mustache Mayhem

World peace begins with mustaches. Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, Salvador Dali, Frank Zappa, Freddy Mercury, and Hulk Hogan have all harnessed the power of the mustache. It's time the rest of the world joined their ranks.

Mustache Mayhem is a hardware hack, a video game, and an interactive art piece rolled into one. Based on the short-lived Nintendo Virtual Boy video game console and retro-fitted with a BeagleBone Black Linux computer, the project provides a singular, entertaining goal: Overlay virtual mustaches onto real-world faces for points. In this presentation, Joe details the trials and tribulations behind creating his most ridiculous oeuvre yet.

Joe Grand (@joegrand), also known as Kingpin, is a computer engineer, hardware hacker, product designer, teacher, advisor, runner, daddy, honorary doctor, TV host, member of L0pht Heavy Industries, and the proprietor of Grand Idea Studio (grandideastudio.com).

OpenDork

Your short (5-minute) ligtning talks about an interest or project you've been working on!

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Tuesday
May 5
Beer and Blog Redux!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Come hang out with old and new friends alike at a reprise of the event that brought so many of us together! Come to a special Beer and Blog back at the place where it all began: Green Dragon! We'll be out back in the patio area.

Haven't been to a Beer and Blog before? It's easy - if you're part of the Portland tech community (or new the Portland) and would like to meet some new people, come on over! Especially if you like beers and blogs!

Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

Paul Jungwirth: SQL in Rails

Tips and tricks from basic to advanced for non-trivial SQL queries in a Rails environment.

Justin Burris: Living and programming in Singapore

Ever thought about working abroad? Located in south east Asia, Singapore provides an excellent place to call home and explore a new part of the planet. This talk aims to give you a starting point for learning about the excellent ruby/development community in the area and will provide you with what you need to know before emigrating.

Lightning Talks

Jonan will host a lightning talk session. There will be a whiteboard to sign up on arrival (first come first serve). The theme is TBD.

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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Hack + Help
Portland Code School

Ever feel like you're constantly doing the same steps, opening the same programs, or visiting the same sites over and over again for work or personal use? What if you could streamline all your common actions with just a couple keystrokes? Come hear from Stacy Fabian, Configuration Developer at WebMD Health Services, talk about a free open source tool that can do just that for you. Even the newest of computer users can learn to use this tool.

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

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

***Please note our new Hack + Help time, 6-8:30pm.

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Science on Tap - Energy from PDX Compost
Clinton Street Theater

DATE: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:

Food scraps comprise almost one-fifth of the amount of material our region sends to landfills every year – enough to fill 5000 long-haul trucks. These food scraps can provide compost, energy and other benefits to communities, but what are the most desirable environmental and economic approaches to dealing with this resource? What impact do food scraps have on the climate, water supplies, energy, and food security?

David Allaway, senior policy analyst with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, will share insights for different ways of dealing with food scraps while reducing what we throw away.

This event is part of Metro’s Let’s Talk Trash series designed to engage you in discussions that help shape how our region manages its waste in the future.

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

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

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Wednesday
May 6
PDXWIT Fireside Chat with Catherine Williams, Chief Data Scientist with AppNexus
The Cleaners

Come join us at The Cleaners for a fireside chat with Catherine Williams, Chief Data Scientist at AppNexus. Catherine is leading a team of 20 data scientists and analysts and will be providing an overview of some challenges her team is facing. Additionally, Catherine will provide background on her career path and path to success. She has a BA in Mathematics from Grinnell College, a PhD in Mathematics from University of Washington in Seattle, and has held post-doctoral positions ad Stanford and Columbia University. You won't want to miss this!

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

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Smart Glasses Aren't Dead
Urban Airship

The untimely rollback of Google Glass has given some folks the impression that Smart Glasses have failed. In fact, research into them is hotter than ever before. As electronics shrink and use less power, batteries improve, and developers are learning how to code for these devices, the dominos are all set for a second smart glasses revolution.

Healthcare is hot on these devices for proctoring, hands free EHRs, and trauma situations. Educators are using smart glasses to remotely teach, and allow students to visit virtually different times and places. Space planners are leveraging both SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) and VR to design virtual spaces.

I'll have some slides to go over the current state of the art, where we're going, and do some demos of the Meta 1 Space Glasses, Google Glass, Project Tango, and potentially others.

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Ruby Book Club
Renewable Funding

Reading through technical books in a group is a great way to learn. You can stay motivated by reading together; better apply what you are reading by actively communicating it, as well as hearing others perspectives that will help you better understand the book. Even if you're a more experienced developer it's a great way to keep your skill sharp and share your wisdom and experience. If none of that is convincing just come and have fun with fellow ruby developers!

We are starting a new book Confident Ruby by Avdi Grimm. This week we will discuss chapters 1. Please come having read the chapters and ready to discuss it.

Make sure to grab food before.

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Diversity, technology, nonprofits and more (PDXTech4Good)
Idealist.org

We'll be talking about issues of diversity, accountability and representation in nonprofit technology and technology in general. Presenters will cover topics like:

• Building diversity in tech teams, and why diversity is critical to success whether you're for-profit or nonprofit.

• Local and national projects by nonprofits to broaden the types of people who get involved in technology and programming as young people.

• Local and national efforts by nonprofits to address sexism and racism that often plays out within "tech culture."

• The state of the Portland tech community when it comes to inclusion and accountability, especially as it relates to sexism and racism.

PRESENTERS

Melissa Chavez is a digital and physical space UX designer who organizes events for tech and nonprofit communities. Open Source Bridge, the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, PyDX, and Portland VegFest are some of the events she helps run. Reading YA novels helps keep her sane. Twitter: @capnleela

Jennifer Davidson works at Intel as a User Experience Researcher and Software Interaction Designer. She recently completed her PhD in Computer Science at Oregon State University, where she researched human-computer interaction, specifically involving older adults in the design and development of open source software. She is Interim Board President of ChickTeck. She strongly believes that everyone should have a say in our technology revolution. Twitter: @jewifer

Robert Raleigh is helping underserved youth build successful careers as technology professionals in the software/IT industries. Robert is a front-end web developer, and the executive director of Log Camp, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) providing technology-focused career-and-technical education for low-income youth, and youth from communities of color. Log Camp's Tech Works Youth Developer Academy and after-school enrichment programming have created a diverse youth talent pipeline. Log Camp works with corporate, nonprofit, government, and educational partners to increase diversity and equitable access to technology, coding, and computer science education for youth in the Portland metro region. Robert is an Alaskan Native (Tlingit), a first-generation college graduate, and a former foster-child. In the past, Robert has worked for the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, Technology Association of Oregon, and Oregon Health Sciences University. Robert is an active member of the NAYA Family Center Community Leaders Council, and the Portland City Club. Twitter: @RobertGRaleigh

Jennifer Cazares, better known as "Yenni," identifies as a vessel for social change. As a non-binary Queer Latin@, Yenni began the journey in activism at the ripe age of 15 when after taking over the high school Key Club was able to enlist over 70 active volunteers in community events. Despite leaving high school on the suspicion of a queer identity and experiencing fear of coming out due to a Latin@ upbringing, Yenni made it to engineering school in Oregon where due to the lack of support for diversity Yenni was pushed out. Having dedicated the last decade to positive youth development in various arenas of the youth empowerment movement with organizations such as Altamed, Six Rivers Planned Parenthood, ChickTech, Northwest Youth Corps, and currently with LULAC Vancouver. Yenni looks forward to creating change through the power of education and technology. Lover of the outdoors and all things living. "Dropping knowledge and love everywhere I go." (Pronouns: Yenni)

TWITTER

Event: Use the #pdxt4g hashtag, and/or mention @PDXTech4Good
Presenters: @capnleela @jewifer @RobertGRaleigh
Venue host: @idealist
Sponsors: @NTENorg and @NetSquared

AGENDA

Networking and refreshments: 6pm-6:30pm
Presentation: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Q&A: 7:30pm-8pm

WHAT YOU'LL GET OUT OF PDXTECH4GOOD EVENTS

Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.

Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.

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CodePen Meetup PDX
Uncorked Studios

Come join us at the Uncorked Studios office and hang out with other front-end and design folks for the first Portland CodePen Meetup. We'll start things up with a meet and greet and will be doing a show and tell afterwards.

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CHIFOO Meeting: Gamers Succeed Where Scientists Don’t- Combining Humans and Computers to Solve Scientific Problems
Connective DX Community Room

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

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

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Thursday
May 7
ClojureWest recap and discussions
Puppet Labs

Let's discuss the latest in Clojure and what we've learned and experienced at ClojureWest.

We'll have a series of short presentations from members so be sure to think about what you'd like to share and let me know.

Thanks.

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UX Happy Hour (with help from Vitamin T)
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

We'll be heading to Green Dragon for our May round of food, drinks, and food. This month, Vitamin T has kindly stepped in to foot our beverage bill.

Attendance might be limited, so just RSVP if you'd like to come!


UX Happy Hour is a monthly event for anyone interested in user experience design. There's no agenda or talks, just a casual gathering of designers, researchers, developers, and more!

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Towerfall Tournament PDX
Esri R&D

Clear your calendar! Towerfall Tournament kicks off on May 7th, and you're invited to take part in the festivities. Esri PDX (309 SW 6th Ave) is our meeting spot for a night of fun and excitement.

Beginners are welcome!

Please RSVP

TowerFall is an archery combat platformer for up to 4 players. It's a local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but combat is fast and fierce.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
Mississippi Pizza

The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with 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 and visiting authors in Portland and Seattle.

Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. The next Portland event will be held on Thursday, May 7th and will feature Cat Rambo, Janine Southard and Fonda Lee.

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Friday
May 8
FortiExpress - Rolling Demo Center!
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Demo Center on Wheels! If you work with data security - this is the event for you! Space is Limited so Please Register!

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Monday
May 11
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
May 12
Portland ReactJS Presentation Night
Jama Software (New Office)

Hello all!

We had an awesome meetup last week at Jama with some great talks. Thanks to everyone that took time from their schedule to come out.

In May, we're very excited to announce that Areeb Malik from Facebook's Ads Team will be presenting his talk, "Going Big with React", which will focus on the strengths of a unidirectional data flow architecture in apps with several engineers and megabytes of client-side code. Here is a link to this talk from last year. Areeb will be catering this talk to our React users community here, so please come prepared to ask questions and expect an interesting conversation after his talk.

Jama Software has graciously offered their event space again for this meeting. Food will also be provided by Idealist.org, please come at 6pm to enjoy some dinner and socializing.

The presentation will start promptly at 6:30.

Looking forward to a great meetup! Please RSVP at meetup.com so we know how many people are coming. Thank you!

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Wednesday
May 13
OEN PubTalk: Get in the Game – The Future of the Oregon Gaming Industry
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Whether or not you’re into gaming, you can’t deny the industry’s economic impact here in Oregon. Between 2009 and 2012, it contributed over $111 million to the state’s economy.

So, where is this growing industry headed? Join us at our May PubTalk to get your game on and learn about the future of gaming here in Oregon.

Learn more and register: http://www.oen.org/blog/may-2015-pubtalk/

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Science on Tap - Parasites
Kiggins Theatre

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

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

Event Description:

Parasites constitute a global health problem of unimaginable magnitude. Two out of three people worldwide are afflicted with a parasitic disease, and most people who harbor parasites actually are afflicted with a multiplicity of diseases. The organisms that are considered traditional parasites are either protozoa, worms, or insects, although viruses, bacteria, and fungi also meet the classic definition of a parasite.

At this Science on Tap, Dr. Buddy Ullman, parasitologist at OHSU, will take a somewhat irreverent tour of the major time-honored parasites and describe where they live, how they reproduce, and what effect they have on humans. Warning: this talk will be both gross and fascinating!

(Note: This is a repeat of the talk held in Portland on January 6, 2015.)

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


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

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Thursday
May 14
MaptimePDX
Esri Portland R&D Center

This month's topic is Cartographic Design Principles.

Learn more & register here!


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

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


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PDX-MUG - Effective Architecture/Design­/Development with MySQL
New Relic

please register through meetup.com so I can get a good headcount for pizza and beverages

Topic: Effective Architecture/Design­/Development with MySQL - Ronald Bradford

Effective MySQL Architecture and Design Practices

Correctly designing a MySQL architecture has a huge impact on the growth of your system for future needs.

In this presentation we will cover.

  • The strengths and weaknesses of MySQL
  • What MySQL scale-out architecture means
  • High Availability considerations
  • The importance of changing key system default configurations
  • How to integrate MySQL with existing and and new data sources.

From this presentation we will create a checklist of what key business and technology decisions should be asked and discussed before building a MySQL based system.

Effective Software Development with MySQL

While the MySQL RDBMS is essential for storing your information, how your application interacts and with applicable business logic is what makes each company in unique.

Some key points in this presentation include.

  • Integrating MySQL with common programming languages
  • The various developer tools that work well with MySQL
  • The importance on developing standards and good SQL practices
  • Common mistakes developers and frameworks make, and how to avoid them.
  • What causes the most time for development and support time.
  • How to invest time in quality and performance during development

We will review some of the important changes between versions including new features and compatibility differences. A great example is the impact of the new sql_mode default in Version 5.6.

From this presentation we will create a checklist of what developers need to know and do for creating great software that lasts.


About the speaker:

Ronald has over 25 years of professional RDBMS experience in MySQL, Oracle, and Ingres. His expertise covers MySQL, LAMP and cloud-based consulting in architecture, performance, scalability and business continuity. Ronald is a former employee of the MySQL Inc consulting team (06-08) and Oracle Corporation (96-99). He has currently published 4 books on MySQL, his most recent titles available from Oracle Press include Effective MySQL: Optimizing SQL Statements, Effective MySQL: Backup & Recovery and Effective MySQL: Replication Techniques in Depth.

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Networking Night @ CrowdCompass
CrowdCompass by Cvent

Join us for our third Networking Night, this time at CrowdCompass by Cvent. This month, we will have four Lightning Talks about building products.

Speakers:

• Brian Felder, VP Products - "From Zero to Acquisition: One Founder’s Ramblings about the Early Days of CrowdCompass" 

• Shiloh Frauen, Systems Analyst - "Shifting Perspectives: Moving from Client Services to Technology"

• Cami Dodson, User Experience Team Lead - "The Journey to Find CrowdCompass and their Expansive Product and Workplace"

• Andy Rosic, Senior Product Manager - "The Accidental Product Manager”

Program:

6:00-6:30 - Check-In and Networking 

6:30-7:45 - Lightning Talks: Building Products

7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

Drinks will be provided, but no food. Please arrive via the SW 2nd Ave entrance.

CrowdCompass is the leading mobile app provider for conferences and meetings.

For more info: http://www.crowdcompass.com/

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PDX Big Data Discussion Group
Simple

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

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

This month's paper is Feature Selection For High-Dimensional Clustering by Wasserman, Azizyan, and Singh. Read it or don't - the goal is just to have something to start conversations. "Did you read the paper?" will do nicely.

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

There will be food.

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PDX Python Monthly Project + Study Night
Urban Airship Inc

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

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

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

Please RSVP at our Meetup page if you're planning to come so we can set up the right number of tables and chairs.

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

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Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations
Anna Bananas

Programming OS Web Spatio-temporal Mapping Visiualizations: Tues, March 31, 7:00pm, Anna Bananas St Johns, 8716 N. Lombard, Portland, Oregon (back room). This month we will continue to work with OpenStreetMap data, editing in JOSM and downloading data to qgis and making a desktop map. We will then begin the process adding the data to a web visualization.

Code Fellows Information Session
Code Fellows

Code Fellows hosts an information session for all those interested in learning to code and/or curious about Portland's newest code school.

We are also building out our team of instructors and seeking volunteers interested in mentoring, guest speaking, workshop-leading!

Join us on Thursday, May 14 for a beer (or ginger ale!), see the campus, meet the instructors, chat with alumni and ask any questions you may have.

RSVP here: http://www.codefellows.org/events#pdx-may-info-session

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Friday
May 15
Rust 1.0 Launch!
Mozilla Portland Office

Come celebrate the launch of Rust 1.0!

Whether you are a new Rustacean, or have been around long enough to fondly remember the ~ signifier, come on out and celebrate!

We will have several quick talks (TBA) that explain the power of Rust as well as going over how to work in a rustic style. If you have a talk that you'd like to give, post about it on the meetup page.

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Celebrate with ChickTech: Year-End Event
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

CELEBRATE THE 2014-2015 CHICKTECH HIGH SCHOOL COHORT!

It's an evening at OMSI with LEGOs, soft circuits, dinner, dance lessons, raffles, and more!

The Portland Chapter ChickTech High School Program is having its last event of the 2014-2015 year! Over the year, our high school girls have been offered over 12 free tech workshops, 1:1 mentoring, and internships. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments, and honor all of our partners, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make it happen -- and help us get a great start to the 2015-2016 year.

Register today so you don't miss out!

$15 per ticket help cover the costs of the event. Any proceeds go to support ChickTech's 2015-2016 year.

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Saturday
May 16
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
TBD - Portland

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

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

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

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

ThingWeek Portland
through

A week of events connecting ideas, objects, and people to shape the future of the internet of things.

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Sunday
May 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
May 18
Ruby brightnight
Epicodus

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

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

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

Bring Computers to work on

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

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

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Tuesday
May 19
fund the things! Crowdfunding & Venture Capital
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Whether you're launching a new hardware startup or simply want to see your product vision come to life, you'll need some capital behind you. On May 19th, explore both sides of hardware finance from two panels of experts.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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

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

See you there!

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Wednesday
May 20
AngularJS Portland Presentation Night
CrowdCompass by Cvent

The entrance is on SW 2nd & Oak 

Jeromy and Andrew

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RefreshPDX: So You Want to Write a Book
Idealist.org

DOORS AT 6PM, TALK AT 6:30PM

Got a lot to say about a topic? Writing a book can be a highly rewarding challenge. It’s not as hard as you might think, and it helps your knowledge reach many new kinds of people.

Everything you wanted to know about what it takes to write a book for a technical audience. Pro’s and con’s of self-publishing vs working with a publisher, what to write about, the process of writing, how to market, and more.

This talk draws from lessons I learned from writing Hello Web App, my Kickstarted book covering Django web app development for beginners.

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Demolicious Portland
Empirical Theater at OMSI

Portlanders in web and mobile tech are creating cool new apps, services and companies. But we aren't sharing them nearly enough. Demolicious shines a well-deserved spotlight on some of the best work. Previous presenters have gone on to raise money from PIE, the Portland Seed Fund and other investors.

Doors open 6:00, Demos start 7:00. Stick around afterwards for dinner, drinks and discussion.

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AgilePDX: Take Back Performance Management: A View On The Agilista’s Approach To Owning Value and Communicating Contribution Capacity
Puppet Labs Office in Block 300 Building

In today's volatile business environment, it's vitally important to create an Agile environment that enables the benefits realization of our Agile development practices and engages and empowers each of us with the autonomy to create value and pursue mastery. Many of our organizations HR processes and people management systems are doing the exact opposite and creating an enterprise blocker to effective agile adoption and increasing individuals frustration, disengagement and attrition.

This calls for new ways of thinking and new ways of approaching performance and people management.

Please join us for an interactive evening where we will review some drivers and catalysts behind some new performance management practices emerging from organizations like Adobe and Microsoft and explore new evidence from the field of neuroscience as well as share ideas on how we can build a case for change in our organizations. We'll explore practical approaches as well as some simple tools for crafting our personal career strategy and creating support structures with career circles.

Pat Reed is an experienced Agile executive, coach, transformational leader and trainer with proven success transforming large Agile organizations and developing world class Business Agility processes and practices. Pat has deep domain expertise in enterprise Agile Accounting, PMO, Portfolio Management, Dev Ops, Change, Compliance, Performance Management and Adaptive career processes and practices. She has a proven track record of leading and coaching teams that have transformed Fortune 500 companies. Pat excels in leveraging cutting edge technology, delivery and project management methods to solve challenging business problems with impressive results across a wide range of industries including her work as Executive Director for 15 years at the Walt Disney Company, 5 years at Universal Studios / GE and 8 years at Gap Inc. Pat is passionate about creating healthy, high performing and learning teams. She designed, co-created and currently teaches the Agile Management Certificate program for UC Berkeley extension and has over 30 years of experience in teaching technical and business process improvement at the undergraduate, graduate and extension level as an adjunct professor. She is a popular speaker with numerous keynotes and Agile Conference sessions and workshops; and co-founded the Agile Alliance Executive Forum with Jim Highsmith. Pat is equally passionate about advancing agile practices and serves at the PMI Agile Community of Practice Council Leader with over 32,000 global members; and as a Director on the Agile Alliance Board where she directs the Agile Accounting Program and co-developed the Agile Alliance Value Model. Pat graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Behavioral and Clinical Psychology and an MBA from Woodbury University and is authoring a book on "Making Value Visible" and "Making Sense of Agile Accounting".

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Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations
Anna Bananas

Programming OS Web Spatio-temporal Mapping Visiualizations: Tues, May 20, 7:00pm, Anna Bananas St Johns, 8716 N. Lombard, Portland, Oregon (back room). This month we will continue to work with OpenStreetMap data, editing in JOSM and downloading data to qgis and making a desktop map. We will then begin the process adding the data to a web visualization.

Thursday
May 21
RefreshPDX - Hello Web App: Learn How to Build a Web App with Python Django
Idealist

Join us for an afternoon workshop on 21 May 2015...

Have you ever wanted to build something from scratch that other people could use? There are tons of tutorials and instructions for writing your first website using HTML and CSS, but building something that interacts with the user — a full, complete web application — might feel unachievable and out of reach. Not so!

This workshop will walk you through creating a basic web app using Python and Django, from ideation to deployment. Set up your first web product with a database, registration and login forms, and perhaps get on the path to a fun side-project or future startup. Tailored for designers and non-programmers and taught by a designer.

What We'll Cover Installation of Python Django, and deploying your local web app. Setting up static files and templates to make it look like a real website. Creating a database schema. Setting up registration, login, and password recovery pages. Deployment on Heroku (if time allows).

Who Should Attend This workshop is for those who are comfortable with HTML CSS and want to learn how to build a web app with Django.

What You Should Know Experience with HTML and CSS is highly recommended. Very basic knowledge of programming concepts encouraged (variables/loops/etc — easy resources will be given before the workshop).

What to Bring A laptop with your favorite text editor. If possible, a Mac or Linux system.

What to Expect A half-day of workshop learning! Coffee, Tea, and Snacks are provided by Refresh Portland! A copy (digital or physical) of Tracy's new book for each attendee! Other things that warrant an exclamation mark!

The workshop will begin at 1pm and end at 5pm. After the workshop is over, everyone who wants to join us will head to a nearby establishment for drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) on Refresh Portland.

About Tracy Osborn Tracy Osborn is a designer, developer, and entreprenerd living in the Bay Area of California. She's the author of Hello Web App, teaching beginner web app development. Building websites since she was twelve, she always felt an affinity to computers, the internet, and what it brings us.

Tracy graduated with a BFA in Art Design with a concentration in Graphic Design from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and worked as a web designer for five years before teaching herself programming and launching her first startup, WeddingLovely. She's also an avid outdoorswoman and would love to go on a hike with you.

The Venue, Idealist Thanks to Idealist for hosting us this month! Idealist is located at 209 SW Oak, Suite 101, Portland, OR, 97204.

Come on in the front door and go straight back, then left to the meeting room.

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Lesbians Who Tech - Sounding Board
Esri Portland R&D Center

Have a talk that you are working on and are looking to practice in front of friendly faces? Never given a talk and need a reason to start one? Want some constructive feedback or just some human bodies to listen to you yammer? Interested in listening to some tech (and non-tech) talks? Just want to eat some pizza?

Come join us! We are going to have a Sounding Board night where anyone can drop in and regale us with their 5 minute talk on any subject. Sometimes it gets old torturing your roommates and co-workers, or perhaps you'd prefer a group of women to listen. We will offer you feedback, if you like, or not, if you would prefer just to practice.

I'd like to get about 6-8 5 minute talks on the docket, so if you want to give a talk or know someone who does, please let me know!

Special Feedback Guest will be Kristen Gallagher of Edify Education Design and presenter of "How to "do" Talks and Workshops" at ACT-W Portland.

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PDXPUG: May meeting
Iovation Website
Your style guide is an experience
eBay Community Lounge

Whether you call it a living style guide, pattern library or a design system one thing remains true about the style guide; it in itself is an experience. It can serve as a contract, a learning tool, and single source of truth for not just engineers but for designers and product owners. An understanding of each stakeholders' needs will better inform the design and process fit of your style guide.

In this talk UTI Worldwide UX Architect Edward Irby will explain the five basic factors of successful style guides.

• Workpace

• Components

• Animations & Interactions

• Namespace

• Utility Styles

He'll then go into detail about finding process fit, dealing with uncertainty (unknown/changing codebases), and imbuing your style guide with intent.

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Friday
May 22
Hackathon of Things
through Simple Website
Monday
May 25
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
May 26
RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
May 27
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Scott Neal Topic: TBD

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

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

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

Thursday
May 28
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:

  • TBD by TBD

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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Monday
Jun 1
Free Cloud Computing Educational/ Job Program
through

In cooperation with Business Oregon, the Oregon Bioscience Association has created a unique, highly targeted program to help develop the next generation of high-skilled technical and managerial talent for the state's bioscience industry. Designed in cooperation with some of the largest bioscience and Healthcare employers in Oregon, this tuition-free program is currently recruiting the first cohort of students to receive its Cloud Computing in Biomedicine professional development certificates.

The next certificate cohort is scheduled to begin June 1st, 2015.

Cloud Computing in Biomedicine topics will include: +Use, benefit and challenges of big data and the cloud +Cloud services, providers and security +Cloud monitoring and alert management +Cloud implementation strategies +Security and compliance for healthcare data in the cloud +The transformation of healthcare by big data

Ideal candidates should have IT, advanced engineering, scientific or professional skills, and be looking to work in the Oregon biotech or healthcare industry. You must be unemployed or underemployed, and be available from June 1st to June 26th for full-time immersion training (Exact dates for this program will be finalized by May 10th).

There are only 15 openings per cohort, so the program is very selective.

Applicants with the following skills are highly desired: Basic knowledge of information technology that includes an understanding of virtualization concepts, networking concepts, Linux command line, and programming logic.

The program consists of 70-80 hours of intensive high-end classroom training during the day, modeled on Oregon Bio's highly successful BioPro training program. As part of the program, participants will meet Oregon employers seeking new talent, and receive job skills training from cloud-computing, big data and healthcare data experts.

The program will conclude with an opportunity for company hiring personnel to get to know the successful participants. Alumni will remain connected through regular networking events.

If you are interested, please visit http://www.biocatalyst.org for more details and to apply. Inquires can also be made at biocatalyst@oregonbio.org. Spaces will fill fast, so apply soon.

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

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

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Tuesday
Jun 2
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Jun 4
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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Friday
Jun 5
OEN’s 2015 Entrepreneurial Summit: What’s Your Wilson?
Castaway

Join us at Castaway on June 5 to hear from 10-15 successful Oregon entrepreneurs about how they persist through hard times. Fuel your own entrepreneurial journey with personal stories of challenge and triumph from Oregon’s Doers and Big Thinkers.

Learn more and register: http://www.oen.org/blog/2015-summit/

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Saturday
Jun 6
HackPDX
through Nike World Headquarters

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

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Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
TBD - Portland

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

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

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

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Monday
Jun 8
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Jun 9
Counterpoint: Don't Write The Docs
New Relic

The WTD NA conference is coming in May, so it's a good time to start planning for post-conference Meetups. We'll meet again on Tuesday June 9, when Diana Potter, the Senior Director of Customer Success at Customer.io tells us when to say: "Don't Write The Docs".

When I started working as a Technical Writer, our local VP told me that to do my job well, I'd spend significant time testing and pushing for changes to our software. To me, that sounds like the essence of Diana's talk.

Diana manages Customer.io's support/docs team. As such, I expect that her talk will interest Documentarians, Support Engineers, and Knowledge Base Creators. Here is the abstract of her talk:


Writing user facing documentation gives you a unique perspective on software. How does something work? Will the software explode when I push this button? Okay, now how do you explain that explosion to a user, in a way that makes sense and captures their attention?

What do you do, though, when that unique perspective illustrates areas of confusion? Why document something that's confusing? Fix the confusion!

Write the docs that make sense for the user and advocate for product changes on behalf of the "user" too.

How do you decide when it makes sense to document, and when it makes sense to dig in your heels and push for an internal change to the product? How can you use documentation to push for change? Come learn what I've learned, the processes I've put in place, and learn the following chant: "does this doc make sense?"

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Wednesday
Jun 10
Esri R&D Open House
Esri R&D

The Esri R&D Center is welcoming the community to our Open House event. Come check out what we do and what the R&D Center builds.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served from 1-5pm. Pizza and beverages will be served from 5-7pm.

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Science on Tap - Hanford and Our Nuclear Legacy
Kiggins Theatre

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Event Description:

Hanford Nuclear Reservation, located on the Columbia River in eastern Washington, is the largest contaminated site in the western hemisphere. Used to make plutonium for nuclear bombs during WWII and the Cold War, the Hanford site generated vast quantities of chemical and radioactive pollution. Cleanup at Hanford began in 1989 and we know it will now continue for generations to come.

At this Science on Tap, Abigail Cermak, Hanford Coordinator with Columbia Riverkeeper, Dirk Dunning, Chemical Engineer & Nuclear Specialist from the Oregon Department of Energy, and Tom Carpenter, the Executive Director of Hanford Challenge will talk about the history of Hanford, how we built the atomic bomb, and what the government is doing to clean up the nuclear waste.


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


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

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Monday
Jun 15
Monitorama
through Gerding Theater at the Armory

Monitorama is an 3-day event for Dev and Ops practitioners to gather and discuss the past, present, and future of monitoring software and trends. Our lineups often include more abstract discussions of software craftsmanship and dealing with the human side of failure, but the common thread through the entire event is to advance the state of art for all software monitoring-related technologies and methodologies.

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

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

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Wednesday
Jun 17
AngularJS Portland Presentation Night
Portland State University Engineering Building Rm 102

Birthday Party

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OWASP Chapter Meeting
Jive Software

Bob Loihl will be talking about the Secure Software Development Life Cycle

TODO: abstract here

Bob Loihl ...

TODO: bio here


The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. To sign up for future meeting notes and to discuss security topics with local gurus, sign up on the OWASP Portland mailing list:

 https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-portland

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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10 Billion a Day, 100 Milliseconds Per: Monitoring Real Time Bidding at AdRoll - Portland Erlang / Elixir Meetup
TBD

10 Billion a Day, 100 Milliseconds Per: Monitoring Real Time Bidding at AdRoll

Brian Troutwine of Adroll will be joining us tonight. Adroll uses Erlang to power their high-speed, never-stop online advertising services. That's right, 10 billion transactions a day.

Additional details of Brian's talk will be posted as we get closer, but you can bet it won't be dull.

Stay tuned!

  • Steve
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Saturday
Jun 20
Calagator & Open Source Bridge Code Sprint
TBD - Portland

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

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

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

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app.

Sunday
Jun 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Jun 22
Monday Python (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

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PdxDevOps
New Relic

Something something Heka

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jun 24
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

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

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

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

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

Friday
Jun 26
Startup Weekend Latino
through TBD - Portland

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for an evening of programming!

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

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

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

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

Website
Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

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

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Tuesday
Jul 7
Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jul 8
Cascadia JSFest 2015
through Semiahmoo Resort

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

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

Hope to see you in July!

resort

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

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

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

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Monday
Jul 13
Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

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

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Tuesday
Jul 21
OWASP Chapter Meeting
New Relic

Talk

At the end of the day, security depends on code. Secure software demands secure code, configuration, management, testing, and constant improvement.

Security automation aligns perfectly with the modern, fast-paced environments like continuous delivery that are quickly seeping into companies of all kinds.

Automation provides drastic results with little effort, but quickly reaches a plateau where the effort involved in finding better results that provide value rises above the value of focusing elsewhere.

In this talk, I will focus on some of the lesser discussed topics of security automation and how they relate to the lines of code that produce the reason why we are discussing security automation today. The goal is to give a complete understanding of the ways that companies like _ and _ have produced secure code that runs their web applications.

Speaker

Neil is currently an engineer at GitHub, co-founder of Brakeman Security Inc., and OWASP Orange County board member. Formerly, he was an application security engineer at Twitter, OC Ruby leader, and AppSec California organizer. Neil enjoys long walks on the beach, long walks in the woods, and long walks anywhere really. His turnoffs include noisy offices, noisy people, and noisy anything really.

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Wednesday
Jul 22
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Justin Miller Topic: Swift

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

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

Monday
Jul 27
Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

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

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Thursday
Aug 6
CHIFOO Game Night!
Guardian Games

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

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

Guardian Games thank you!

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Sep 23
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Scott Neal Topic: TBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 28
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

Speaker: Ken Luke Topic: Assembly Language

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Nov 18
PDX CocoaHeads
Walmart Labs

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

Speaker: Cody Garvin Topic: TBD

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

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

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