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Started Sunday
Jul 20
OSCON 2014
through Oregon Convention Center

Once considered a radical upstart, open source has moved from disruption to default. Its methods and culture commoditized the technologies that drove the Internet revolution and transformed the practice of software development. Collaborative and transparent, open source has become modus operandi, powering the next wave of innovation in cloud, data, and mobile technologies.

OSCON is where all of the pieces come together: developers, innovators, businesspeople, and investors. In the early days, this trailblazing O'Reilly event was focused on changing mainstream business thinking and practices; today OSCON is about real-world practices and how to successfully implement open source in your workflow or projects. While the open source community has always been viewed as building the future—that future is here, and it's everywhere you look. Now in its 16th year, OSCON is the best place on the planet to experience the open source ecosystem. At OSCON, you'll find everything open source: languages, communities, best practices, products and services. Rather than focus on a single language or aspect, such as cloud computing, OSCON allows you to learn about and practice the entire range of open source technologies.

In keeping with its O'Reilly heritage, OSCON is a unique gathering where participants find inspiration, confront new challenges, share their expertise, renew bonds to community, make significant connections, and find ways to give back to the open source movement. The event has also become one of the most important venues to announce groundbreaking open source projects and products.

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Started Monday
Jul 21
Mozilla Science Lab Global Code Sprint
through https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sciencelab-2014summersprint-sites

Mozilla Science Lab Global Sprint July 22-23

Overview

The goals of this global two-day sprint on July 22-23 are to write and build useful things, and to strengthen ties within the open science community by giving people a chance to work together. Work will begin on the morning of Tuesday, July 22 in New Zealand and Australia. As they are starting to wind up for the day, their colleagues in Europe will come online as Tuesday arrives there. They will hand off to people in North and South America a few hours later, and around we'll go again. Sites will keep normal hours -- no all-nighters, please -- and each site will keep wrap up at the end of regular business hours on Wednesday, July 23, local time.

What We'll Be Doing

Anything related to teaching and doing open science is welcome to join the sprint -- the only requirements are that there be something concrete to start with (because experience shows that starting with a blank screen is a good way to spend two days going in circles), and that someone volunteer to coordinate the work.

If you'd like to propose a project, please add it to the list, and mail us (sciencelab@mozillafoundation.org) so that we can help advertise it. Also, be sure to create a project page for it (here's our template: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sciencelab-2014summersprint-template) . If you have any problems, let us know.

Stuck on an idea? Don't worry - we'll have folks at each site that can help you find your way.

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Tuesday
Jul 22
Computers with Wheels: Business Opportunities in Vehicle Software and Connected Cars
World Trade Center Two

Who Should Attend? If you're engaged in the following industries are encouraged to attend: •Software developers •Mobile app developers •Transportation industry suppliers •Electric vehicle industry members •Hardware and embedded system developers •Anyone interested in the future of automotive software and systems

P.S. Want a deeper dive into the electric vehicle industry? Attend the EV Roadmap 7 Conference on July 24-25, and your registration for this supply chain event is included free of charge!

Did you know... •The Chevy Volt uses more lines of computer code than a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. •Most cars produced today have 70 microprocessors connected to hundreds of sensors and actuators. •Approximately 17% of US households already own a vehicle with a connected communication and safety system.

Software and the data connectivity are rapidly transforming the automotive industry, with sophisticated electric vehicles serving as the initial test bed for many technologies that will soon be widespread.

Major auto manufacturers as well as technology companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Intel are all actively engaged in this space - shouldn't you be, too?

Workshop Overview Our workshop, held in conjunction with EV Roadmap 7, will provide an inside look at the vehicle software industry, from the perspective of both leading and emerging firms in the space. Speakers will: •Illustrate how the demand for increased vehicle connectivity has opened up new opportunities for them and explain their approach to their market •Share their thoughts on the implications of this technology on the supply chain •Highlight potential business opportunities for attending firms, by discussing challenges still faced by the market

In addition to the panels, attendees will be able to network with speakers and attendees during organized networking periods throughout the workshop. Our goal is that you walk away with at least five new connections to support your business!

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OWASP Chapter Meeting
New Relic

Tim Morgan will be presenting: What You Didn't Know About XML External Entities Attacks

The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is an extremely pervasive technology used in countless software projects. Certain features built into the design of XML, namely inline schemas and document type definitions (DTDs) are a well-known source of potential security problems. Despite being a publicly discussed for more than a decade, a significant percentage of software using XML remains vulnerable to malicious schemas and DTDs. This talk will describe a collection of techniques for exploiting XML external entities (XXE) vulnerabilities, some of which we believe are novel. These techniques can allow for more convenient file content theft, sending of arbitrary data to arbitrary internal TCP services, uploads of arbitrary files to known locations on a vulnerable system, as well as several possible denial of service attacks. We hope this talk will raise awareness about the overall risk associated with XXE attacks and will provide recommendations that developers and XML library implementors can use to help prevent these attacks.

Tim Morgan is credited with the discovery and responsible disclosure of several security vulnerabilities in commercial off-the-shelf and open source software including: IBM Tivoli Access Manager, Real Networks Real Player, Sun Java Runtime Environment, Google Chrome Web Browser, OpenOffice, and Oracle WebLogic Application Server. Tim develops and maintains several open source forensics tools as well as Bletchley, an application cryptanalysis tool kit. Tim regularly speaks and delivers technical training courses, his next of which will be on cryptography for developers at AppSecUSA 2014.


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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PDXPUG: June meeting: OSCON BoF
Emma

Portland Postgres Users Group. See link for details.

Note that this is not our regular meeting time or place!

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PDX EdTech
Coursetto

Focused on the technologies and businesses growing in the EdTech space for designers, developers, content creators, and business leaders.

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PDX SoFo Meetup for Solo Startup Founders
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

We're a group of solo startup founders, business owners, and entrepreneurs. This is our first meetup to share stories, advice, and resources. If you're one of us, RSVP on the meetup website and we'll look forward to seeing you there!

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PDXGo: Go Team OSCon Talk Night
Esri Portland R&D Center

Join the core Go Language Team who will be in town for OSCon and local PDX Gophers at Esri R&D on Tuesday the 22nd, 6:00PM. We're excited to host a talk night featuring members of the team who are building Go and its ecosystem! All knowledge levels welcome!

Google will be sponsoring food and drink to stimulate the socializing and discussion. Special thanks to Esri R&D for hosting and Google for sponsoring.

Please RSVP via the Meetup Event so we can organize appropriately!

6:00-7:00PM: Arrive and mingle

7:00-8:30PM: Talks and Q&A

Francesc Campoy Flores: Go Best Practices

More TBA(Meetup page will probably get updated more frequently so check there).

Until closing: Mingle and/or disperse to experience Portland's fantastic food and pubs

PDXGo Twitter for more updates and future events!

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OpenStack 4th Birthday Learn and Party
Urban Airship Inc

IMPORTANT: We are starting at 6:00pm sharp so we can get you to the OpenStack Party by seven. Please arrive on time.

Portland: We are excited to celebrate the OpenStack 4th Birthday with you and with the OpenStack Foundation.

Join us to celebrate four years of OpenStack community milestones and progress! OpenStack launched right here at OSCON 2010, and the Foundation made a tradition of celebrating each birthday during the conference.

We have slightly adjusted this meetup agenda to give you a chance to shake hands with those who are making it happen; After OSCON, head to the New Urban Airship facility in the trendy NW district for some serious learning, then, it's party time. Transportation information here: http://bit.ly/OSBD4PDX

On the agenda: 6:00-7:00 Introduction to Graffiti – Know what is in your cloud - Michael Aday, Director Converged Cloud - Hewlett-Packard Company 7:00-9:00 Join us for the official OpenStack Birthday Party

The details: In this technical session, Michael will talk about Graffiti, a new cloud capability project that HP and Intel have started working on and we invite your participation. The intent of Graffiti is for OpenStack users to be able to declare the capabilities and service level objectives they require at a higher, more portable way than they do today. The system will then guide the selection of lower level cloud resources that match the desired capabilities.

Various OpenStack services have introduced techniques to abstract some of the low-level resource selection to one level higher (such as flavors or volume types). While powerful, a challenge that we’ve experienced with OpenStack is that the way resource types and resource instances get exposed and discovered across services makes usage and remapping across deployments a manual and error prone process. Graffiti provides a common methodology to describe resource capabilities in the cloud, which we believe, can then be leveraged by other projects such as Horizon, Nova, Heat, scheduling, reservation, and policy enforcement to enable better cross service collaboration and consistency.

Mr. Aday has served as a Director within HP’s Converged Cloud team since March 2014.

Prior to coming to HP, Mr. Aday acted as the Chief Technology Officer for a number of startups, where he focused on building cloud infrastructures for retail point of sale platforms and mobile applications.

Previously, Mr. Aday, was at Microsoft for almost 15 years in a variety of roles. While at Microsoft, he was a Director within Microsoft Research focused on Collaborative University and Government research projects and Director of Intellectual Property Strategy – among other roles. Mr. Aday holds several security and cryptography focused patents and maintains an interest in the intersection of security, cloud computing, and mobile platforms.

Free birthday party registration is required, more details at: http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-Northwest/events/194372982/

Hope you enjoy our celebration, and swag, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company

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PDXCPP July Meeting
Cedexis

Join us for some socializing and discussion of C++. Learn from local experts and have fun times with other software aficionados in the comfortable environment at Cedexis.

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Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: OSCON BoF
Oregon Convention Center

Note: This TA3M is on Tuesday to coincide with the OSCON Birds of a Feather sessions. You can register for a free (save $20) Expo pass by entering the code "FOSSFTW" here.

Event Description

This month's topic is: Leading in Technological Activism

Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in 16 cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near the future.

One year into the TA3M movement, we will be discussing the successes and failures from around the world.

Note: TA3Ms traditionally take place on the 3rd Monday of every month, but conflicts with OSCON events necessitate meeting later in the week.

This session will be lead by Jen Davidson, a Human-Computer Interaction researcher @Intel, and Sean McGregor, founder of The Privly Foundation and Machine Learning PhD student from Oregon State University.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

This month's TA3M is hosted at the Oregon Convention Center by O'Reilly's Open Source Convention.

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Wednesday
Jul 23
Workfrom Wednesday - Coworking
Fehrenbacher Hof

Workfrom Wednesday comes back to the West Side!!

This week we'll be going to a Workfrom favorite Fehrenbacher Hof (The Hof) in Goose Hollow. They have full lunch options From Goose Hollow Inn, bagels, pastries and snappy WiFi. We try to support each location that supports us by buying something. So come hungry, in need of a coffee, and ready to get some work done with awesome people.

You can find out more about the space and why it's awesome on their Workfrom page.

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ForgeRock's 3rd annual social July 23rd at Kell's Irish Pub!
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

ForgeRock welcomes you to our 3rd annual social at Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204. 



Date: July 23, 2014 
 Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30PM
 Location: Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR, 97204



Free beverages to guests wearing a ForgeRock wristband! Be sure to look for a ForgeRock staff member passing out wristbands during OSCON to gain entry into this exclusive event!

We look forward to an evening of discussion about: 


  • Identity Relationship Management

  • Data Stores
  • Authentication
  • Authorization 

  • User provisioning
  • Community
  • Contributions
  • Developments
  • Events
Impala: MPP SQL engine for Apache Hadoop & Kite SDK: It's for Developers
Seabourne Consulting

This event is sponsored by Cloudera Inc.one of the biggest Hadoop Distributions on the market that provides Apache Hadoop-based software, support and services, and training to business customers.

Cloudera's open-source Apache Hadoop distribution, CDH (Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop), targets enterprise-class deployments of that technology. More than 50% of its engineering output is donated upstream to the various Apache-licensed open source projects (Apache Hive, Apache Avro, Apache HBase, and so on) that combine to form the Hadoop platform. Cloudera is also a sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation.

Description

Cloudera Impala provides fast, ad hoc SQL query capability for Apache Hadoop, complementing traditional MapReduce batch processing. 

Learn the design choices and architecture behind Impala, and how to use near-ubiquitous SQL to explore your own data at scale.

About the Host

Seabourne Consulting is a growing software company based in Portland, OR and Washington, DC. 

They are experts in information integration and big data applications, and leverage this expertise to build solutions for large government, corporate, and non-profit organizations (FCC.gov, NBC Sports, Commerce.gov, WRI.org, Cogstate.).

Seabourne provides leading-edge technology with lower risk by using and continually augmenting tools that address a broad spectrum of data problems. 

About the Presenter

Alex Moundalexis is a Solutions Architect at Cloudera.

Alex spends his time with Federal customers to get their Hadoop clusters up and running properly. Before entering the land of Big Data, 

Alex spent the better part of ten years wrangling Linux server farms and writing Perl as a contractor to the Department of Defense and Department of Justice. 

A Maryland native, he likes onion rings, shiny objects, and Oxford commas!

Agenda

5:30 – 6:00 Welcome & Networking

6:00 – 7:30 Impala presentation by Alex Moundalexis

7:30 – 8:30 Networking + drinks and our signature delicious thin crust pizzas!

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CoreOS + Docker OSCON Meetup
New Relic

Join New Relic, Rackspace, CoreOS and Docker for a special OSCON meetup on Wednesday, July 23, 6-9:00 pm at the New Relic offices. You'll learn more about CoreOS and Docker, mingle with some of the top CoreOS and Docker contributors, get your questions answered, try out craft beers from around Portland and snack on some tasty food. Thanks to our gracious host, New Relic, and to Rackspace and New Relic for providing the drinks and bites.

Space is limited. To confirm your spot, please RSVP on Meetup as well as on the Eventbrite page, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coreos-docker-oscon-meetup-brought-to-you-by-new-relic-rackspace-tickets-12202480949. See you at OSCON.

6:00-6:30 pm: Drinks, bites, networking

6:30-7:00 pm: A CoreOS Overview

Find out everything you want to know about CoreOS. CoreOS is a new Linux distribution designed specifically for application containers and running them at scale. This talk will examine all the major components of CoreOS including etcd, fleet, docker, and systemd; and how these components work together to solve the problems of today and tomorrow. Presented by Kelsey Hightower

7:00-7:30 pm: Docker 1.0 101: Intro to Docker, and what the stable release looks like

If you're not familiar yet with Docker, here is your chance to catch up. Engineers from the Docker team will give a quick overview of the Open Source Docker Engine, and its associated services delivered through the Docker Hub. Then, they will discuss the new features of Docker 1.0, and give you a glimpse at what's next in the Docker world. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session! Presented by Jérôme Petazzoni

7:30-8:00 pm: CoreOS and Docker on Rackspace OnMetal

Last month Rackspace announced OnMetal; a product to provision physical servers using the OpenStack APIs. Paul and Ev will explain how OnMetal works behind the scenes and demo CoreOS and Docker in action on physical gear. Presented by Paul Querna and Ev Konstevoy of Rackspace

8:00-8:30 pm: More drinks, bites, break out into groups for additional Q&A

PLEASE RSVP ON BOTH MEETUP.COM + EVENTBRITE.COM

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PDX DITA User Group Meetup
Jive Software

We meet over beers and food to discuss problems, and solutions, we find using DITA. All are welcome.

Please join the LinkedIn group and ask any questions you might have!

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PDX Python Presentation Night
Urban Airship Inc

Come join us for Pythonic talks!

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

This month:

  • Generating APIs with C++ and SWIG by Tom Marshall

  • God Mode for Python: Salt, Stack, and Fabric by Jason Champion

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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OSCON Talk: Analyzing Data with Python with Sarah Guido
Little Bird

Python is quickly becoming the go-to language for data analysis. There are so many tools out there that it can be overwhelming for those that are new to analyzing data in Python. In this presentation, I’ll discuss several of the best tools for working with data, how to structure a data analysis workflow, and which tools are appropriate for handling different kinds of data. You’ll leave with a good understanding of different data analysis techniques in Python and some ideas to try on your own.

I’ll show you examples of each of the following:

  • Data preprocessing
  • Using Scikit-learn for machine learning
  • Using the Natural Language Toolkit for natural language processing Running MapReduce jobs with MRjob Visualizing our results with matplotlib
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PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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

[Cancelled] Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
TBD - Portland

OSCon is next week, which will make things a bit crazy. So we are going to skip the JavaScript meeting this month.

As an alternative, if you weren't already planning to attend OSCon, you might check out what is available with an expo hall pass, which is $25:

http://www.oscon.com/oscon2014/public/content/expoplus

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Erlang meetup / Birds of a Feather
Oregon Convention Center

(NOTE: OSCON Birds of a Feather sessions are open to all in the community. You do not need to be registered for the conference to attend.)

As part of OSCON Francesco Cesarini will be leading an Erlang Birds of a Feather gathering at the Oregon Convention Center.

It's an opportunity to meet and greet other functional programming people and discuss how to get things done in the real world that demands highly available, fault tolerant, never-stop systems in heterogeneous environments.

Come prepared to talk and learn!

Also in attendance will be Erlang co-creator Robert Virding and other notable Erlang experts.

http://www.oscon.com/oscon2014/public/schedule/detail/37674

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Thursday
Jul 24
Linux Kernel Beering, OSCON edition
Thirsty Lion

Meet-up of people who hack on the Linux kernel, and other low-level stuff. OSCON attendees and everyone else welcome.

BrainSilo Open House
BrainSilo

BrainSilo is Portland's oldest hackerspace. We're a diverse group of people who love making things and sharing what we know. Stop by the open house and say hi, or hack on something.

BrainSilo has a growing collection of awesome tools and equipment at our space, including 3D printers, oscilloscopes, woodworking tools and whiteboards. We're interested in everything from 3D printers to opsec and cryptocurrencies.

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Friday
Jul 25
Coffee w/ Co-Founders III
Breken Kitchen

The third edition of a monthly event we’ve been calling “Coffee w/ Co-Founders” will be held Friday July 25th @ 9am at Breken Kitchen (http://www.brekenkitchen.com/) in NW Portland.

Come by for this very informal meetup as we discuss our current projects and give each other advice about growing a business here in Portland. We have had a great turnout for each of these events, and with this space housing more space, we anticipate a large gathering of Entrepreneurs.

Bring lots of business cards and be prepared to talk to like-minded individuals.

Hope to see you there!

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Ruby Co-Working
Common Grounds

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

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Saturday
Jul 26
PDX Code Retreat - Summer 2014 (Cancelled)
(none)

The Summer Code Retreat has been cancelled.

Code Retreat is designed to hone software craftsmanship skills and software design through repeated attempts to build an implementation of a well-known software problem (Conway's Game of Life). Developers use pair programming and discussion to exchange knowledge, and additional constraints are given throughout the day to emphasize good design concepts and practices. More details about the Code Retreat format can be found at http://www.coderetreat.org.

ChickTech Mid-Summer Picnic
Evelyn M. Schiffler Memorial Park

Join ChickTech at our annual Mid-Summer Picnic!

Meet and mingle with HS participants, ChickTech volunteers, and women and men passionate about getting more girls and women into tech. Families (including children) are welcome. Please make sure each person is counted in your registration so we have an accurate count.

Eat!

We'll have catered food from Smokehouse 21 and Homegrown Smokers Vegan BBQ to provide delicious omnivore and vegan/vegetarian-friendly BBQ options.

Learn to solder

We will have a few soldering stations set up where anyone can learn to solder (or teach others to solder!). Soldering is a fun and useful skill, and you will love it!

Create an e-textile

You will have the opportunity to create a simple e-textile project (using fabric or felt to create an item that uses a small battery, sensors, and lights/sounds to react to the sensors--here are some more complex examples: http://makezine.com/2010/04/06/geek-chic-massive-e-textiles-roundu/).

Play with legos

We'll also bring a bunch of legos for everyone to play with because, really, everyone loves legos.

This is going to be a really fun event! We're excited, and we hope you'll join us to celebrate summer, tasty food, and of course women in tech. :)

This is a free event, but please consider making a donation to help defray our costs if you are able! All donations are tax-deductible and help keep our K-12 activities free to participants.

Food will be provided. Transportation will be provided as needed to HS participants, either through transit passes or pickup.

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Calagator Code Sprint
Portland Code School

Come hack on Calagator, the open source calendar aggregator.

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

Catch up on the current status with these notes from Open Source Bridge: http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2014/Calagator

Calagator is a Ruby/Rails web app, distributed as a Rails engine.

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Party in the Pinot
Oswego Hills Winery

Join your peers for TAO's signature summer event, Party in the Pinot on July 26th. This must-attend event brings together over 400 technology executives and premier service providers for superb networking, food, music, dancing, cocktails and fun!

Purchase your table or tickets early because this event will sell-out!

Event Details:

When: Saturday, July 26, 2014

Where: Oswego Hills Winery, 450 Rosemont Rd., West Linn, OR 97068

Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cost: Members $2500 Table of Ten | $250 Single Ticket

Nonmembers $3000 Table of Ten | $300 Single Ticket

Attire - Summer Casual: Khakis, cargo or Bermuda shorts for him | Sundress, skirt or khakis for her | Wedge or flats are recommended - this event takes place on a grass surface

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Sunday
Jul 27
Women Who Hack
Mozilla

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

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

What you should bring:

  • Your laptop or other equipment
  • Yourself!

We'll provide:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Jul 28
Siege Engine Workshop
through Periscope Books & Tutoring

Your home may be your castle, but only if you can hold it against all comers. And since the best defense is a good offense, maybe the place to start is preemptively swiping theirs. If this sort of logic appeals to you (or if you just like the idea of turning sticks and ropes into machines that bash, toss and fling) you need to attend the Siege Engine Workshop. We'll construct working scale models of various ancient castle neutralization devices plus a pair of castle walls, learning some carpentry, history, ballistics, and physics along the way. Then it's war!

  • Cost: $250
  • Ages: 10-14 (or w/permission)
  • Instructor: Markus Roberts
  • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com
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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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North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

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

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

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

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

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Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Tuesday
Jul 29
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 are folks experienced with information security in a professional capacity.

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

This event is also on meetup.com, Facebook, & Google+. Invite your friends!

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Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations
Anna Bannanas Cafe, St Johns

Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations, MapTimeStJohns, Tue, July 29, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Anna Bannanas coffee shop, 8716 N Lombard St, Portland. Let's get together and map :) (We meet in the back room)

In June, we worked on creating a basic static map of floods with custom icons showing the size of the floods (a proportional symbol flood map). We went through a demo for using a slider to add amimation to a map... using the flood data it would allow users to see where and when the floods appeared.

In July, I'll bring a completed example of a proportional symbol animated slider flood map that we will review. In addition, we will add one or two other techniques for developing spatio-temporal web visualizations (in leaflet and open layers). Then we will begin using Postgresql/postgis to setup spatial databases, populate them and perform spatial analysis operations.One of our long term goals will be to eventually use data from a spatial database in dynamic spatio-temporal visualizations.

In July, bring your computer. If you have time prior to the meeting, load postgresql/postgis version 9.1 or later onto your computer.

Programming Open Source Web Spatio-Temporal Mapping Visualizations, MapTimeStJohns, Tue, July 29, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Anna Bannanas coffee shop, 8716 N Lombard St, Portland. 97203

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Wednesday
Jul 30
CascadiaJS Training by Formidable Labs
TBD - Portland

JavaScript is at the core of the modern web—on the server and in the browser. In this full-day tutorial, we will lead you through the tools, frameworks, and paradigms that you need to craft modern, client-rich applications. Our intensive workshop will take you from a basic skeleton application to a production-ready infrastructure, ready to stand up to real-world traffic.

The team at Formidable Labs has written some of the worlds' largest JavaScript web applications and literally written the book on testing them. Our engineers and educators have led trainings for companies of all sizes, as well as the technology community. We are thrilled to bring our battle-tested experience and lessons from field to the fine folks at CascadiaJS.

Topics

  • JavaScript for Modern Applications with jQuery & Underscore.js - Learn core tenets of JavaScript application development with two of the web's most essential tools – jQuery and Underscore.js.
  • MVC Fundamentals with Backbone.js and Node.js - Explore the fundamentals of Model-View-Controller application design, using the popular Backbone.js framework as a guide to concepts and implementations. We will back our frontend application with a basic Node.js data server.
  • Building Production Applications with Grunt & Friends - Create a production-ready application and support full testing / development workflows using Grunt, Bower, AMD/RequireJS and other automation tools.
  • JavaScript Application Testing - Increase confidence in your applications and find bugs earlier with tools and techniques to make application testing flexible, fast, and easy to do. We will use Mocha, Chai, and Sinon.JS to test frontend and backend JavaScript applications.
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Ruby Lunch
TILT Pearl District

Eat lunch and chat about all things Ruby-related.

Startup Happy Hour: Launch Party
Base Camp Brewing Co.

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JavaScript Beginners Workshop
Epicodus

No coding experience is necessary! At minimum, you should be comfortable using computers. At most, you may have done some HTML and/or CSS, but aren't a professional developer.

We'll cover the basics of how the web works, what part languages and frameworks and other buzzwords play, and then we'll dive into some programming fundamentals using JavaScript! By the end, you'll have a good sense of how to continue learning web programming.

We'll use the Epicodus curriculum from www.learnhowtoprogram.com starting with the JavaScript lesson Arithmetic. Feel free to check it out in advance and also to jump into the curriculum wherever you're most comfortable. People at different skills levels are welcome to move through the curriculum at their own pace during the workshop.

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-development-basics-javascript-workshop-tickets-8605177317

Questions? hi (at) epicodus (dot) com

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PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
PSU Business Accelerator

The next PDX Hardware Startup Meetup will include a presentation by Josh Lifton of Crowd Supply on July 30th, at 6:00pm. According to Core77 "Crowd Supply is the Kickstarter for product designers."

Crowd Supply Co-founder and CEO Josh Lifton will share tips and tricks from the trenches of preparing, launching, and successfully funding hardware products. It will draw on the lessons and behind-the-curtain details of some of the 60+ product campaigns launched since Crowd Supply opened its doors in the spring of 2013, such as the Novena Open Source Laptop, which recently raised over $700k. This workshop will give you an overview of how you can use Crowd Supply to launch a successful product campaign, from planning and production, to marketing and fulfillment.

As always, there will be free Pizza and Beer provided for everyone and some time to share any projects you are working on.

Parking: It's FREE. You can park anywhere behind the building for free. There should be plenty of parking so don't worry about having to pay for a spot.

Please share this event with anyone you think may be interested, the more people we can get involved the more beneficial it will be to everyone.

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Thursday
Jul 31
CascadiaJS
through Jupiter Hotel

CascadiaJS is a two-day, community-driven conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript. Browser, server, OS – we cover it all.

It's a PNW nomadic conference, and in its 3rd year is setting up its hut in Portland.

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Edtech Women Portland
OETC

Agenda Appetizers will be sponsored by Clarity Innovations! Bring your own outdoor chair. Bring a bottle of wine or other summer beverage to share.

•Meet and greet •Explanation of video contribution •Keynote by James Keller - James is a designer who enjoys blurring lines between physical and digital experiences. After leading Wieden+Kennedy's digital strategy team, she left to cofound Small Society, a mobile agency that created the first wave of native mobile apps for Starbucks, Zipcar, and Amazon. In 2012, Small Society was acquired by WalMartLabs. Today, James continues to help define the next generation of mobile retail experiences. •Networking activities •What's next?

This is the Portland chapter of Edtech Women. We are an inclusive, networked community of educators, technologists, and business experts focused on leadership development for women in education technology. By connecting, investing in, and showcasing the emerging cohort of women edtech leaders, our goal is to accelerate the impact of education technology for learners everywhere.

We build connections and skills that lead to stronger businesses, better products, and different schools. We create a community, united on the local, national, international, and digital levels, committed to support and innovation, driven to make change. We are moving the needle in education forward.

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BSD Pizza Night
East Glisan Pizza and Lounge

The Portland BSD Pizza group is a new group of BSD users who meet at a different pizza place on the last Thursday of each month.

Friday
Aug 1
Ruby Co-Working
Palio Dessert and Espresso House

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

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Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Monday
Aug 4
Maker Monday- A Free Monthly Meet Up
CymaSpace

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

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

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

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

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
Aug 5
Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy - Risk, Rewards and Best Practices to Adopt
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR

Please join us for a two-part panel on August 5th as we explore the growing trend of using social media in a service setting.

Panel 1: Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy: The Legal, Employee and Business Risks and Rewards

Panel 2: Using Social Media as a Client Service Strategy: Best Practices - What to Adopt and What to Avoid when Implementing a Social Strategy


Panel I: The Legal, Employee and Business Risks and Rewards

There’s a lot of buzz around using social media to add a value to your service strategy, but it is not risk free. Do you know some companies consider "connecting" with a client on a social media site as a breach of confidence? When you work in a regulated industry bound by HIPAA etc but your customers want to share their private information, how do you balance their needs with the business need to adhere to regulation? How much risk are you willing to take as an organization? Are you even the right business to be adopting a social medial service strategy?

Learn about some of these risks and rewards as you embark or enhance your service strategy as it relates to social media.

Panelists:

Jean Ohman Back, Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt- As a member of Schwabe’s Litigation Section and the Labor and Employment practice group, Jean advises employers about state and federal employment laws.

Jean will discuss the legal risks for employers based on employee use of social media and how to mitigate risks when employees are not trained to understand the guidelines of what's appropriate. She will also share examples of where employees have misfired and what employers have done to manage damage control and avoid future risks.

Jeremy Solly, Social Media Manager, Cambia Health Solutions – As an experienced marketing strategist with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for utilizing innovative technology, Jeremy has spent his 7 years in online content curation, web development, email marketing, SEO, key account sales, social media strategy, and marketing and public relations for both the B2C and B2B industries.

Jeremy will discuss why it’s important to give your customers the choice to use social as a vehicle to engage with your service department, even in industries with tight regulations and controls on data, such as the health care industry.

David Kastendick, Social Customer Delivery Manager with Adobe Systems - As a leader within Adobe's Customer Care group, David has focused on evangelizing the use of social media as a support engagement platform.

David will discuss the factors that must be considered when an enterprise chooses to start supporting customers via social channels.

Moderator: Claire Hernandez, Client Services Consultant

Panel 2: Best Practices - What to Adopt and What to Avoid when Implementing a Social Strategy

Now that you've decided to add social to your overall services strategy, how do you implement it effectively? Find out what measurements make sense to track and how to get your employees ready. Hear how to engage your customers and find out how to reduce call volume while increasing customer satisfaction. Learn from a panel of services department executives on what's worked, what hasn't, and the overall impact on their customers and their companies.

Panelists:

Adam Mertz, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Jive Software - Adam has worked with hundreds of companies as they plan and implement social strategies. Adam leads Jive's go-to-market plans for the JiveX customer and partner community platform, and also works analysts focused on social for prospect, customer, partner and employee uses.

Adam will discuss the enormous rewards that can come from changing the way companies engage customers. Adam will provide examples of companies effectively turning their customers into an extension of their support team, and in the process achieving double-digit percentage improvements in 3 key areas: 1) Lower support calls and cases 2) Higher customer satisfaction 3) Accelerated new and repeat sales.

Michelle Mattson, Sr. Manager - Social Customer Support, T-Mobile - T-Mobile has been busy disrupting the marketplace by making Un-carrier moves that are forcing the other guys to try to compete with its strong data network, no contracts, and Un-carrier pricing. With each Un-carrier move, it is imperative that T-Mobile is ready to answer questions, resolve issues and engage with the excitement across its social media properties.

Michelle will cover how T-Mobile’s social customer support (T-Force) team has evolved in the social media space over the past 2 years and how they’re more focused now than ever with companies bold Un-carrier movement.

Moderator: Chris Adamek, Managing Director, ACME Business Consulting

When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Time: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM Where: The Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $35 Members, $55 Nonmembers

Series Sponsor: HealthSparq

Sponsorships available. Contact kari.naone@techoregon.org.

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

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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PADNUG August
Intel Hawthorne Farms Building 3 (HF3), Auditorium

Scott Hanselman will show us what's new for Microsoft developers since last year and thoroughly entertain us in his great style! It will be a bonus that this comes on the heels of our Xamarin month!

6:00 - Pizza and mingling
6:30 - Presentation intro
7:00 - Main Presentation
8:30 - After words gathering (location TBD)

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Write The Docs PDX: Network with the PDX Technical Writing Community
Puppet Labs

Our first two Meetups had so much content that we did not have much time to network. So I'd like to try an enhanced Networking Meetup, where we talk about our topics of concern.

I want us to have time to talk to each other, to find out what we do, perhaps to ask how we might address common issues.

So come to the Write The Docs Meetup on Tuesday August 5. Ask your fellow writer about any topic that you've heard during our Meetups, or more.

Suggested topics:

DITA Markdown User feedback on documents Style guides RESTful APIs Docs in a world of JIRAs Why we call ourselves “documentarians”

and of course, “be-verbs”

In addition, several of us work for companies who are hiring writers. If you want to hear about what companies look for in writers, come to the Meetup.

As before, we will have snacks provided by ForgeRock, along with the drinks / meeting room provided by Puppet Labs.

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Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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Thursday
Aug 7
TiE Pearl Pitch Club
TiE Pearl Incubator
TiE Pearl Pitch Club is designed as a supportive environment in which to try out your presentation - in front of a group of peers, including established entrepreneurs, and others just getting their start.

Use this opportunity to practice pitches, for instance for Startup Weekend, PitchFest, the PDC Startup PDX Challenge, or to sell to customers, attract co-founders or raise funds for your startup.

Bring your pitches, with or without slides (bring your laptop to plug into the A/V system), and walk away with valuable feedback and coaching. Or come to provide feedback and learn from others.

TiE Pearl Pitch Club is here for you! Let us know what you would like to practice.

We provide refreshments, while we network, discuss feedback and mingle.

Please register through website link above. TiE Members: FREE; public: $25
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UnityPDX Presentation from Unity Developer Evangelist!
New Relic

This is a special Unity meetup!

Unity Evangelist Mark Schoennagel will be presenting August 7th a sneak-peak look at Unity 5.0! Mark will be showing off some of the new Physical Based Rendering tools as well as taking a look at upcoming Image Based Light support. Other 5.0 features such as new 2D colliders, enhancements to Mecanim and WebGL support will also be shown.

With the new GUI system coming soon in Unity 4.6 Mark will also be showing how to build GUI’s with the new tools.

This is your chance to meet and ask questions with someone who works for Unity. Please RSVP early so we can get a good headcount to accommodate everyone!

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

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

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Friday
Aug 8
Ruby Co-Working
Case Study Coffee

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

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Ruby Co-Working
Breken Kitchen

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

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Monday
Aug 11
Fun And Games In Python
through Periscope Books & Tutoring

The dominant programming language in research laboratories is also quite handy for writing games. It's easy to learn and will help you develop good programming habits. Python is a highly structured object oriented programing language which is used in everything from web sites such as Gmail and YouTube to robots, medical equipment, scientific instruments, 3D animation software...and of course GAMES. One week won't make you an expert, but with the provided text book (yours to keep) and on-line resources, you can continue to progress on your own. No programming experience required.

  • Cost: $250
  • Ages: 13-18 (or w/permission)
  • Instructor: Markus Roberts
  • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com
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Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Cascadia Ruby 2014
through Mark Building, Portland Art Museum

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

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

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Tuesday
Aug 12
Westside PubTalk
Golden Valley Brewing

Growing A Company Without Investors. Hear from successful entrepreneurs who have build businesses without outside investor money. 5PM to 6 PM networking and food, 6 PM to 7 PM program. $15 includes food and one drink ticket. Sponsored by the Oregon Technology Business Center. Register at www.otbc.org

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pdxbyte users group (C/C++/Assembly)
New Relic

Tail-call optimization in gcc Functional languages like Scheme, Haskell and OCaml are commonly known to do optimization of tail-call recursive functions, but did you know that gcc also does TCO if you specify -O2 or greater? We'll take a look at what it means for a function to be tail-call recursive as well as look at an example and the generated assembly code with and without TCO. If there's time I'll discuss how to turn a recursive function into a tail-call recursive one.

Bio: Phil Tomson has been getting paid to program for well over 20 years now. Before that he did hardware development. The longer he does software development, the less he realizes he knows about software development.

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Wednesday
Aug 13
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 Wednesdays!

 

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!

 

**Note: Please RSVP if you're planning to come so we can set up the right number of tables and chairs. :)

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

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

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Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

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Friday
Aug 15
TechfestNW
through OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

TechfestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers, startups and established companies showcasing the Pacific Northwest’s talent and innovation and Portland as a digital and cultural hub. TechfestNW kicked off in 2012 to bring together technology, design, creativity, entrepreneurship, education, career opportunities and talent. It runs in conjunction with MusicfestNW, one of the largest independent music festivals in the United States. According to Fortune magazine, “Tech may have found its next SXSW.”

Held August 15-16, TechfestNW 2014 includes well honed speaker programming, a talent and exhibition fair, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Tickets on sale now $99 for both days. Tickets to TechfestNW talent fair only are $10.

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Ruby Co-Working
Glyph Cafe

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

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Ruby Co-Working
The Waypost

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

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Saturday
Aug 16
EdcampPDX
Riverdale School

Calling all teachers, instructional technologists, IT directors, principals, admins and teacher librarians who live in the NW.

What is edcampPDX? An edcamp is a unconference-style day of professional development organized and given by the local participants. Sign up to attend here!

What should I bring? Bring a friend and a device (either a laptop or mobile device) with wireless internet access to view the website, see the sessions, take notes and view online resources discussed throughout the day.

Kids are welcome at EdCampPDX! Please bring them and their perspective. Make sure to add them to the list so they'll get a lunch. Don't worry, we'll put them to work!

Do you tweet? Yes! Twitter updates about #edcampPDX. Follow @EdCampPDX on Twitter.

What does it cost? The day is FREE!!!

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Sunday
Aug 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Aug 19
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland is aimed at helping entrepreneurs find co-founders, advisers & interns and to build strong, core founding teams.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

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

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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

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

See you there!

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Portland Bitcoin Group
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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Wednesday
Aug 20
Sass — It’s More Than Just Variables In Your CSS
ISITE Design

Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets (Sass) make working with CSS really freakin’ fun. Although variables (yeah, variables in your CSS, how cool is that!) are often highlighted when talking about CSS preprocessers, Sass is so much more.

We’ll discuss, with practical examples, other major features of the language such as functions, mixins, placeholder classes and selector nesting.

Our Presenter, Taylor Dewey

Giving life to creative ideas is the motivation that has been driving Taylor to make websites since 1998. More recently he is fueled by a goal to work with passionate people to create products that people love to use.

Taylor chose to work with the web because it is a medium where creativity and technology meld and, as a virtual product, constantly evolves into something better. He works for 10up creating user experience strategy, engineering interfaces, developing, and supporting high impact, complex, and innovative content centered digital experiences. Or, in short: he creates really awesome websites that make online publishing simple.

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Friday
Aug 22
Ruby Co-Working
Sisters Coffee

Look for the fedora, and/or a tight knit group of macs. If you can not find us, ping @chrishough on twitter. The setup is informal, no presentations, and we are just trying to meet fellow ruby geeks in the community. Also, working remote or in an office space cube needs a change of scenery each week.

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Monday
Aug 25
Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Tuesday
Aug 26
PDX Women in Tech Happy Hour Networking Event
Elemental Technologies

Come join an amazing group of people at Elemental Technologies! There will be food, wine, beer, and great conversation! Be sure to find Joan Morgan, QA Engineer at Elemental. Read our newsletter for more fun facts about her; it's a great conversation starter!

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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Wednesday
Aug 27
Ruby Lunch
TILT Pearl District

Eat lunch and chat about all things Ruby-related.

PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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

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

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

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Sep 2
Lesbians Who Tech // PDX happy hour
West Cafe Website
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!

Website
Thursday
Sep 4
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

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

Website
Friday
Sep 5
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

Website
Monday
Sep 8
Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Wednesday
Sep 10
SFWA Pacific Northwest Reader Series
McMenamins Kennedy School

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

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 Wednesday, September 10 and will feature Eileen Gunn, Patrick Swenson, and Wendy Wagner. Set in the pub-like atmosphere of the McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, OR, events begin at 7:00 pm, and end by 8:30 pm.

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

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

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Saturday
Sep 13
WhereCampPDX 7
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Portland's favorite annual geography unconference is back again! Stay tuned for more details.

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

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

Wednesday
Sep 17
Animation and the Future of UX!
ISITE Design

Since the Era of Flash, web animation has had a bad reputation: distracting, baroque, decorative, flash without substance. But with web and mobile sites adopting increasingly app-like interfaces, animation has become mission-critical to optimizing the user’s experience.

Learn the science behind “tweening” and offloading mental models to the visual cortex. Discover the secrets animation studios use to coordinate massive efforts when designing in the 4th dimension. See all seven animation techniques working together on actual web sites people use today. Rachel Nabors has traveled the world spreading the philosophy and techniques behind web animation, and she’s bringing it home to Portland.

Our Presenter, Rachel Nabors

Rachel Nabors is an interaction developer, award-winning cartoonist, and host of the Infinite Canvas Screencast. She deftly blends the art of traditional storytelling with digital media to “tell better stories through code” at her interaction studio, Tin Magpie. You can catch up with her at rachelnabors.com.

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Sunday
Sep 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Sep 22
Dorkbot
Bunk Bar

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

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Wednesday
Sep 24
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Oct 3
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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Monday
Oct 6
Delight Conference 2014
through Portland Art Museum

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

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

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

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Saturday
Oct 11
Graphic Portland Festival
Old Church

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

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Saturday
Oct 18
Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center

NOTE: DATES HAVE CHANGED.

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

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

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Sunday
Oct 19
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Oct 20
PNSQC 2014
through World Trade Center

PNSQC's theme this year is "Bridges to Quality". See our website for detailed information about speakers and other activities.

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Tuesday
Oct 21
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Wednesday
Oct 22
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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

Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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Friday
Nov 7
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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

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

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Joomla! PDX
Free Geek

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

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Sunday
Nov 16
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Nov 18
Portland Nerd Dinner
Washington Square Mall food court

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

Wednesday
Nov 19
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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

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

Friday
Dec 5
Commodore Computer Club
Pied Piper Pizza

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday
Dec 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Wednesday
Jan 28, 2015
PDX Cocoaheads
Walmart Labs

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