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Aug 8
ShotSpotter / acoustic surveillance community teach-in and workshop!

As you've likely seen in local media lately, gun violence in Portland has been on the rise. In response, the City of Portland commissioned a task force to study the issue and recommend actions that city commissioners can take to address the issue and solve the problem (reduce gun violence). After several months of meetings, the Focused Intervention Team / Community Oversight Group (FIT/COG) submitted a recommendation to Mayor Ted Wheeler in favor of adopting ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology.

What is ShotSpotter, and how does it work? Are its results accurate and is the technology effective? Has it been successful in other cities that have implemented it? What are the trade-offs, and would the benefits outweigh the costs — in terms of both financial and negative impacts to the community?

Join us for a two-part event to learn more about ShotSpotter and other gunshot detection systems and forms of acoustic surveillance! Decide for yourself whether this tool might be effective in solving Portland's gun violence problem.

During the event's first half, learn from our panelists how ShotSpotter and other gunshot detection technologies work and how they've performed in other cities.

The second half of the meeting will be a workshop, where you can learn more about what happens with the FIT/COG recommendation. Ways you can provide input into whether ShotSpotter should be installed in Portland.

Bring your questions, and come learn how you can make your voice heard on this issue!

Please RSVP via this Meetup page or by sending an email to [email protected].

Speaker bios:

Aje Amaechi (aka Je) (she/they) is a first-generation Jamaican-American born from Immigrant parents and raised in New Jersey. She has an educational background in the Philosophy of Mind and Critical Race Theory. As a student at Florida State University, she became involved with organizing for farmworker rights, environmental justice, and other causes related to Black and indigenous self-determination. Je currently works at Freedom to Thrive, an organization devoted to abolishing the punishment-based carceral systems through transformative organizing, strategic partnerships and convening shared learning spaces. Her work centers around combating crimmigration– the intersection of criminal justice and immigration enforcement– using a Pro Black, gender-affirming lens.

Sarah T. Hamid (she / her / no preference) leads the policing technology campaign at the Carceral Tech Resistance Network, an archiving and knowledge-sharing network for organizers building community defense against the design, roll-out, and experimentation of carceral technologies. Sarah co-founded the inside/outside research collaboration, the Prison Tech Research Group, sits on the board of the Lucy Parsons Lab in Chicago, and helped create the #8toAbolitioncampaign: a police and prison abolition resource built during the 2020 uprisings against state violence. Follow her work on Twitter at @tsnvaa.

Lia Holland (she/they) is a social artist, writer, and activist in Portland, OR, USA. She currently serves as Director of Campaigns and Communications at national digital rights organization Fight for the Future.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct:

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

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

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

Our Code of Conduct ( applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

Aug 12
How to be a Successful Software Engineer after Graduation with In Time Tec
The Tech Academy

Accomplished Software Engineers and Technical Leads at In Time Tec, Brandon Snyder and Dallen Pyrah, are joining us to share their advice on how to succeed as a software developer!

Software development is a lot more than just writing lines of code! Join us to learn more about what steps to take in order to become successful as a software developer!

Join us Friday, August 12th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our google meet room.

RSVP on Meetup: RSVP on Eventbrite:

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel:

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

Aug 16
Coffee w/ Co-Founders @ Eastside Coffee Bar & Workspace
Eastside Coffee Bar & Workspace

The non-profit, Eastside Coffee & Workspace will serve as the backdrop for our next meetup. This amazing space has plenty of room and is a great place to connect with other founders. This all-volunteer staff are talented baristas and can whip up some amazing drinks to help fuel you through the morning.

Hope to see you all there!

Josh & Mark

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

Aug 19
[IN-PERSON] Building a Single-Page Application with Vue with Lindsay Wardell
The Tech Academy

Another in-person Tech Talk!

Lindsay Wardell is joining us to demonstrate how to create a single-page application with Vue.

Vue is a reactive JavaScript framework for building performant web applications.

Join Lindsay as she walks through the basics of what Vue is and how to write your own Vue application. We'll be going over how to set up a basic application, then build out a reactive to-do application.

Lindsay graduated from The Tech Academy in 2018 and is currently working as a software engineer at NoRedInk. She also hosts the podcast Views on Vue.

Join us at our Downtown Portland campus starting at 12:40pm on Friday, August 19th to learn and network!

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Schedule of Event: 12:40pm Doors open 12:45pm Food and refreshments 1:00pm Tech Talk starts

If you are interested in joining us virtually, join us through this Google Meet room:

Aug 23
PDXWIT Presents: August Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour
Online event


Level up your tech career! Join PDXWIT and host Matrix Networks for our monthly happy hour where we will learn some tips and tricks that’ll help you land your next job. After hearing from expert lightning speakers, we’ll have volunteers available for review resumes, mock interviews, and networking.

Recruiters and hiring managers who have jobs on the PDXWIT job board will be sharing opportunities and will be ready to meet with you in virtual breakout rooms.

And for the IT professionals in the crowd, you’ll learn more about a scholarship opportunity from our event host. You won’t want to miss it!

ASL interpretation and closed captions will be available throughout the event. Contact [email protected] if you have other accessibility needs.

Hope to see you there!

Aug 24
OTBC Event - Information & Overview - Beaverton Challenge Funding Competition
Oregon Technology Business Center - 3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Suite 260

Sign-up Here:

Join the OTBC Team for information on the 2023 Beaverton Challenge!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

4:00pm - 6:00pm

OTBC Offices - 3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd; Suite 260, Beaverton, OR 97005

Overview & Information on The Beaverton Challenge Funding Competition!

*Overview of the application process

*Timeline of selecting 10-12 semifinalists and five finalists

*What makes a compelling application for the investors

*Review of the convertible note and benefits of winning the Beaverton Challenge

*Q&A (bring your questions)

Aug 25
Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Ganesh Shankar, Co-Founder of RFPIO
Portland Art Museum Website
Aug 30
CascadiaJS 2022
through Sunriver Resort

CascadiaJS is a conference for web developers, by web developers.

It's our 10-year anniversary event and it's happening August 30 - Sept 2 down at Sunriver Resort outside of Bend, OR.

If you are a web developer, hire web developers or invest in the dev tool space, you will NOT want to miss this event. Here are just a few of the things attendees can expect:

  • 🧸 FREE child care
  • 🎙 22 rad speakers
  • 🤖 Free hands-on workshops
  • 🌲 Outdoor activities
  • 🤝 Job Fair
  • 🚀 Startup Fair
  • 👩🏽‍💻 Post-conf trainings on Remix, Next.js, TypeScript & more.
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out

Sep 3
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

Coffee, bagels and people working on their careers and code! We have 2-5 mentors every month ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice. We offer resume reviews, portfolio reviews, and sometimes mock interviews (time permitting).

Slack: Discord:

Sep 7
DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022
through Virtual Event

DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022 | September 7 - 8, 13 - 14, 2022 | LIVE & Virtual for 2022

Join 3,500+ developers, engineers, software architects, and technical leaders at the premier international cloud conference.

Join us LIVE in-person Sept 7 - 8, 2022, and VIRTUAL globally online, Sept 13 - 14, 2022.

Future of Cloud-Native Computing DevOps Summit AI & ML in the Cloud Microservices Architecture Deployment Containers & Kubernetes Lifecycle Full Stack Cloud Security ...with 100+ live sessions from technical speakers converging online to discover this year’s newest cloud computing innovations, products, and best practices.

Speakers include 90+ leaders from: Atlassian, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, Cisco, IBM, and more!

DeveloperWeek Global is produced and owned by DevNetwork, the world's developer event community organization -- and producer of leading conferences for the developer, engineering & IT industries.

Sep 8
2022 TechCrawl
Downtown Portland (various)

The 2022 TechCrawl is back... in-person!

We are back to the full, in-person event for 2022. That's right, like olden-times. Eat and drink your way to dozens of tech companies to meet their team and learn about their jobs, followed by the epic TechCrawl Afterparty. ​ TechCrawl is the best way to find your dream job! Here's how it works: ​ Dozens of Portland tech companies will open their doors. Registering as a Crawler gets you access to these companies, and a map of all their locations. You also get an invitation to the epic TechCrawl Afterparty + one drink ticket.

Where to Register Register at (not on Meetup!)

When Thursday, September 8th, 2022

TechCrawl 4:30 - 8:00pm

Afterparty 8:00 - 10:00pm (location TBD) ​ Cost (pre-paid online only)

$5.00 Early Bird price thru July 31, 2022

$10.00 thru August 31, 2022

$15.00 after August 31, 2022

Registration closes on August 25th for Companies, and September 7th for Crawlers

Registration comes with Afterparty invite +1 drink ticket ​ Where You will receive a map of all the participating companies the night before the event. There is no set order, so crawl your own path. Eat, drink, and find your dream job!

You will need to present proof of registration to access each office. There is no kick-off event this year. ​ Who TechCrawl is for any member of the tech community! Not a developer? No problem! Past Crawlers include salespeople, designers, marketing, product managers, developers, QA, consultants, executives, human resources, finance, analysts, college students, and more!

Thanks to our Community Partners:

Northwest Tenant Group ( - Solving Hybrid Work and Office Space for Portland Companies Profocus Technology ( - Your IT Staffing and Consulting Partner

Sep 14
Pitch Club
Portland Art Museum Website
Sep 19
NVIDIA GTC 2022 Developer Conference
through Virtual

NVIDIA GTC is an AI Developer Conference where developers, researchers, business leaders, creators, IT decision-makers, and students gather to learn how to shape our world with the power of AI, computer graphics, data science, and more. Come explore the latest technology and business trends and learn from experts on how AI is profoundly impacting industries and society as a whole. GTC is a free virtual conference. Register today.

Sep 22
Founders Live Portland
The Factor Building

We're Back! Join us for at the next Founders Live Portland event!


Thursday, September 22, 2022


6:00pm - 8:30pm


The Factor Building

226 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214



Annie Marks as the City Leader

Featured Startups:



6pm: Open Happy Hour and Networking

7pm: Sponsors Intro and Pitch Competition

8:30pm: Afterparty at another location

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

WINNERS - Receive the Founders Live winners package which includes $10,000 in AWS credits as well as the opportunity to continue on to compete in a future Founders Live Prime Time global event.

ALL PRESENTERS EARN $5,000 TOWARDS AWS HOSTING - Founders Live has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide an incredible offer for startups pitching at a Founders Live event. "Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with resources they need to get started on AWS." We are excited to announce ALL presenting companies who are chosen to give their 99-second pitch at a Founders Live event receive $5,000 credit towards their web hosting on Amazon.

Sep 28
Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Sarah Smith, Co-Founder of The Dyrt
Portland Art Museum Website
Oct 1
Mentorship Saturdays
The Tech Academy

Coffee, bagels and people working on their careers and code! We have 2-5 mentors every month ready to help people get started in the industry, get help with a particular problem, or get career advice. We offer resume reviews, portfolio reviews, and sometimes mock interviews (time permitting).

Slack: Discord:

Oct 12
PIE Demo Day 2022


Please join us online for PIE Demo Day 2022!

You do not need to be an accredited investor to attend. And you don't need to be in Portland, Oregon. Everyone is welcome. It's a community event and free and open to the public.

Oct 27
Confessions of an Entrepreneur (after the exit) with Allie Magyar, Founder of Hubb
Portland Art Museum Website
Nov 9
Pitch Club
Zoom Website
Jan 19, 2038

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