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Friday
Sep 21
Hack the Dot!
Puppet

Hack the Dot is a hackathon where code school students, working developers, marketing and design professionals, and anyone else interested in the Web come together to build ideas. Use your skills in web development, storytelling, and creative ideation to build a humorous (maybe even functional!) product, while meeting people in your tech/startup community. This quarter we're teaming up with pdxFLIT and Puppet Labs. Join us!

How does it work?

At a domain-driven hackathon, all of the teams are given a single premium domain name at the beginning of the event. All teams then have two hours to come up with a product inspired by that domain, fueled by food and beverage. Whichever team builds and pitches the most creative and funny idea for the domain wins!

Prizes include the premium domain name itself, plus swag from our sponsors!

Timeline

6:00 - Meet with teams, get food and drink

6:15 - MC introductions, reveal the night's domain name!

6:30 - Start hacking!

8:30 - Stop hacking, team presentations

9:15 - End presentations, announce winner

Do I need to bring a team?

Nope! Teams are formed randomly at the beginning.

Do you have a Code of Conduct for this event?

We sure do! Make sure you read and agree before signing up!

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Saturday
Sep 22
Quantified Self Conference
through Ziba Design - Auditorium

What can you learn about yourself using your own data?

The Quantified Self conference is where DIY toolmakers, scientists, caregivers and patients, athletes, teachers, and everybody else interested in "self-knowledge through numbers" get together to share their projects and exchange what they'relearning about self-tracking tools and methods. This year we'll have a special focus on learning from our own data both inside and outside of the classroom. Tools that will be discussed include blood assays, home-built environmental monitors, and effective tools for emotional self-assessment. Want to build your own metabolism tracking device? Curious about the effect of circadian rhythms on cholesterol? Interested in genomics, microbiome, fitness, and diet? As always, we'll have two days of first person "show&tell" reports about self-tracking and learning in all these domains - and more.

The program is what we call a carefully curated unconference. We look at the projects and ideas proposed by everybody who registers, learn as much as we can, and then craft a series of talks and discussions reflecting the latest knowledge in the QS community. You can get a good look at the style of the meeting by watching some of the talks we've been posting from past conferences at http://quantifiedself.com/.

Join us! (And please don't forget to post something about your work in answer to the survey questions when you register.)

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Knowledge Mavens - Community Event Project (New Church Location)
Portland Community Church

Exciting News, we're moving to Portland Community Church!

What a great time for a new location the week after our two-month project preparing for Maker Faire.

This week we'll start brainstorming new community events or projects we can work on. Here are a few examples.
Hackathon
Film Festival - Choose from many
Art Festival - Art in the Pearl
Music Festival - Choose from many
Food Festival - Feast Portland

Bring you're ideas and let's work on a project together.

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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PDX People of Color in Tech - ReLAUNCH
1000 SW Broadway

Hi folks! We've been out of commission for a while but we're relaunching! I
I'll be sending out the location soon (suggestions welcome), but I'd like to meet so that we can talk about what we want and need from this Meetup. Tab and I started it to build community and we have done that, a little. We could do so much more!
We could be a hub for job/contract opportunities.
We could have working dates.
We could bid on contracts together.
We can and should help one another to grow and be successful in every way possible. I subscribe to "I am because we are. We are because I am." also known as "Ubuntu".
We’ll be meeting at 1000 SW Broadway. There will be food and drinks, but bring anything you want to share. Lock in that time on your calendar. If you have something special you want to be addressed, email me here or [masked]
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Using WiFi Securely: What Should I Know?
Free Geek

Do you use wi-fi? Probably. Most people do! But do you use wi-fi in a secure way? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ How can you tell? In this Free Geek workshop, learn how to use wi-fi securely when in public, and the essentials of protecting your home wi-fi network.

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PASCAL Hackerspace - Hacking+PASCAL=Hack2Learn
226 SE Madison St

Hack2Learn is a monthly CTF (capture the flag) meetup hosted at PASCAL in Portland, OR. PASCAL is an organization of equal opportunity hackers, and we will be introducing you to all the various types of challenges that you might face at any level, and at any time in the fields of information security and technology as a whole, for fun or profit.
Hacker/Tech culture and community can sometimes be a bit (or a byte ^_^) off-putting, especially to those trying to figure out what exactly it is, what we are and what we do. During this meetup at PASCAL, we welcome n00bs with open arms! Never competed in a CTF challenge before? Never even heard of CTFs? Do you have a strong desire to learn & teach alongside peers? GOOD!! You will fit right in at Hack2Learn!
For the first Hack2Learn meetup, we will walk you through the setup process, starting with installing a virtual machine and setting up a beginner friendly Linux environment (Kali counts as beginner friendly, right?), followed by a lightning lesson on command line. Once everyone is ready, we will dive right in to a STEMCTF challenge created by MITRE Cyber Academy. Basic understanding of at least one programming language and/or security concepts is helpful, but not necessary. Honestly, when we say all you need is a desire to learn, we mean it!
If you have a laptop, bring it. We have a handful of loaners for those who need them, as well as several desktop PCs for use at the hackerspace. So, brush off your social anxiety, leave your impostor syndrome at the door, and let your inner hacker take a crack at capture the flag- PASCAL edition!

Questions? email [masked], or leave a comment on the meetup page (though we tend to not check that as often.)

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Karaoke Band! Become a Better Vocalist in a Group
Griffith Park Building

Join us for a fun time singing your favorite songs. You can show off or sing with a friend.

I'll start us off with a few popular songs and you can pick anything you can find on YouTube. Try out our high tech equipment with over 300 effects including natural pitch-correction, Auto-Tune, 4-part harmonies, and choir effects, fun voice-morphing, gender-bending, and much more interesting sounds.

Here are a few example songs to get us started John Legend - All of Me Ed Shereen - Perfect Sia - Chandelier Christina Perri - A Thousand Years Frozen - Let It Go

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Monday
Sep 24
Azure & the IoT: Exploring Device to Cloud, Messaging, Analytics, & More! @ PAzUG
Softsource Consulting

We'll be given an overview of Azure IoT solutions, with in-depth demos of functionality such as Device to Cloud, Messaging, Provisioning, Insights, Events, and Analytics by Sam Adranyi of Ntoboa.

There will be hands-on content and chance to win some prizes such as Arduino kits, so please bring your devices.

Door open at 5:30 for networking and pizza, and the presentation will begin at 6:00.

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Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Crash Course: Basic JavaScript
CENTRL Office Eastside

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-49266205547?aff=Meetup ***

"Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside."

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Tuesday
Sep 25
PREX Conference 2018
through The Nines Hotel

PREX is the leading conference for in-house legal professionals, convening thought leaders from both sides of the bench to explore big ideas and gain actionable insights that advance the art of ediscovery.

Join us for a powerhouse of sessions curated especially for in-house ediscovery leaders, practitioners, and partners. Together, we’ll pursue the vital intersection of innovation and collaboration within the corporate legal operations ecosystem and how to navigate those changing dynamics to advance your organization and career.

All new curriculum covers the vision, insights, and technology required to drive in-house ediscovery forward in order to meet the needs of today and tomorrow. From general assembly keynotes to executive roundtables to experiential technical sessions, 2018 PREX offers something for everyone.

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Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Getting Started in Data Science
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-getting-started-in-data-science-tickets-49266428213?aff=Meetup ***

"What is a Data Scientist? What is Big Data? Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field?

We'll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We'll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you've mastered the skill set.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

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Women Who Code Portland - Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Kathi Kellenberger
Online Webinar

Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the last Tuesday of the month.

Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

Link to join the Zoom event: https://zoom.us/j/4266077134.

⌚️SCHEDULE ⌚️

4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intro from WWCode Portland and LaunchCode
4:05 – 4:25 PM – Kathi shares her tech journey
4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience

👩🏽 OUR SPEAKER 👩🏽

Kathi Kellenberger has been involved with technology for over twenty years, with most of that time focused on SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform. She has written several books, articles and courses on SQL Server topics and loves to present at conferences around the world. She is co-leader of the Women in Technology Virtual Chapter for the PASS organization and an instructor in the LaunchCode CoderGirl program. She is currently editor of Redgate's online technical journal, Simple Talk.

🙅🏼‍♀️CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By dialing in to this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, 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.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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PADNUG - Portland Geek Dinner - EASTSIDE!
Grand Central Restaurant & Bowling Lounge

Be There and Be Square!

Feel free to bring your bowling shoes :)!

Geek and Nerd dinners are a great way to get to know your peers in the industry in an informal setting. We always have great food, beverages, and conversation!

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Women Who Code Portland - Design + Product Study Night
Lithium Technologies

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT:

Hey! This is the Design + Product Study Night.

We are folks that work in the product space, want to develop new skills related to product development, or are looking for our first job in product.

You don't need to be a product designer or manager, or have any experience to come. Only interest and a willingness to help others is required!

GENERAL AGENDA:

• 5-10 minute lightning talk
• Independent work time
• Continued discussion on the lightning talk topic

PRE-REQS:

• Friendliness & empathy
• Willingness to learn
• Willingness to teach others
• Interest in product design or product management.

GOALS:

• Build a richer community around product thinking and product design in Portland.
• Develop your skills in this space.
• Meet like-minded people doing similar work.
• Build side projects.
• Career development in product and design.

JOIN US:

- Meet the rest of our community on Slack: http://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
- Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights
- The D+PSN will take place every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Lithium Technologies.

CODE OF CONDUCT

By coming to our Design + Product Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, 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.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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Donut.js September 2018
Alchemy Code Lab

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

Schedule

  • 6:00 — Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
  • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
  • 6:45 — Eli Duke (@eliduke): Forking a Gem: Taking Open-Source Software Into Your Own Hands
  • 7:00 — 10-minute break
  • 7:15 — Naomi Rubin (@naomiyaki) — Don’t Gender that Robot, and other options for adding representation to your fiction story
  • 7:30 — 10-minute break
  • 7:45 — Suz Hinton (@noopkat): Exploring WebUSB and Its Exciting Potential
  • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

Details

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

Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is Cascade AIDS Project, whose mission is to support and empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare.

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CNPDX Sept: Cloud-Native Databases with TiDB
Eleven

For an opening act, CNPDX organizer Josh Berkus will demo a walk-through of deploying high availability PostgreSQL as an application on Kubernetes.

Our main event will be:

Deploying TiDB, a distributed open-source MySQL-Compatible HTAP Database, using Kubernetes

This talk will introduce TiDB's architecture, key use cases, a user story with Mobike (one of the largest bikesharing platforms in the world), and a deep-dive into deploying TiDB as a stateful application using Kubernetes. TiDB is built by the company PingCAP and its open-source community.

Speakers: Ed Huang (co-founder/CTO of PingCAP), Kevin Xu (GM of U.S. at PingCAP)

As a special bonus for this meetup, TiDB will hold a business card raffle for a Google Home Mini at the end of the presentation.

Our meetup host this month will be software maker Eleven.

PLEASE RSVP on Meetup.com if you can, so that we can get a headcount for food.

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RainSec - RainSec - Portland Information Security Professionals
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

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

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

While we use meetup.com for the convenience of our members, most communication happens over the mailing list (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rainsec).

Follow @PDXRainSec for last minute updates.

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Wednesday
Sep 26
Understanding Power BI Administration @ Office 365 PDX
Marquam

Curious how to manage Power BI as an Office 365 administrator? Do you need to understand how User Governance and Permissions interact? Want to know the various features in your Office 365 tenant and in the Power BI application that you need to be aware of? At this meeting Trey Udy address these questions and talk about the Power BI road map.

Agenda:

11:30am - Lunch served and general Q&A

12:00pm - Main presentation.

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fastPACE (Program Accelerating Commercialization Education)
through OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building

fastPACE is a 4-week biomedical commercialization course designed for the busy scientist/researcher with an early stage project. Modeled after the successful NSF I-Corps program and adopted from University of Michigan’s Fast Forward Medical Innovation program, fastPACE blends in-person and online experiential education to help faculty researchers and clinicians learn the basic components of biomedical commercialization and prepare a successful business case to secure funding and partnerships. This course is open to all biomedical industry researchers and scientists across the Portland community.

Please see our website for more details, including course schedule. Contact Melissa Mudd [email protected] with any questions. Registration is open: https://octri.ohsu.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=94AAJ3PYAN

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Transition into Product
Mercy Corps

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-how-to-transition-into-product-tickets-49222565017] is required to gain entry to this event

Very few product managers started out thinking “I want to be a product manager when I grow up.” Much more commonly they come from other disciplines, such as engineering, marketing, or customer support.

In this session, we’ll discuss how we got into product management, the successful paths we’ve seen for others and how we’ve coached others seeking to make this transition. We will also discuss some common pitfalls to avoid when moving from another discipline.

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. - Doors open

5:30 p.m. - Introduction, with a few words about Skyward

5:40 p.m. - Talk: How to Transition into Product

Mariah Scott, President, Skyward (a Verizon Company)

Susannah Axelrod, VP Product Management, Skyward (a Verizon Company)

Additional speakers TBA

Q&A:

7:00 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

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

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

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Mercy Corps has a small parking lot located on the Northside of the building that is free after 5:00 p.m., if spots are available. There is also plenty of street parking available and nearby paid parking lots (the least expensive all day parking is located at the Smart Park lot— 33 NW Davis Street).

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The event will be held a few blocks from the Skyward offices at Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204. Participants will enter through the main doors on Ankeny between SW Naito and 1st.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No, there will not be secured bike parking at the event location.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Public transportation is always a great alternative. The event is near the Skidmore Max stop.

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Join us at ISACA Willamette Valley Chapter Networking Event
BridgePort Brewing Company

We are REALLY excited about this upcoming program year and would like to kick-off the season with our annual mixer.

Come learn about our 2018-2019 Program Year, our new Academic Outreach Program, and network with other IT, Security and Audit professionals in our area and enjoy a cold beverage.

Once again there will be an array of appetizers and a full hosted bar.

Networking activities, information about certifications and select door prizes will be part of the evening events.

Please take this opportunity to bring along a guest and showcase the value of ISACA membership and Certifications.

COST: The event is FREE, however, parking is not covered.

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GeoDev Meetup - Portland, OR
Esri R&D Center

The Esri GeoDev Meetup is back again, but this time we're trying something new! We have listened to your feedback and we are introducing themed meetups!

Join us on Wednesday, September 26th for a Python-themed meetup. That means the intro, keynote, and lighting talks will all be focused on usages of Python within the context of GIS. Food and beverages will be provided at the meetup.

This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world "geo" problems.

Developers of all levels of expertise are welcome, from seasoned GIS professionals to those new to geospatial development.

Have you built a cool Python app recently that you'd like to show off? Submit a lightning talk! We'd love to see it!

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Blockstack Portland - Blockstack Development - Getting Started
Beaverton City Library

This will be a development-focused workshop on Blockstack development. Bring your laptops, questions, existing projects, etc.

The format will be:
1) Quick overview of the Blockstack development platform
2) Start coding

For the coding portion, in parallel we'll be doing a walkthrough for new developers, or coding on new/existing projects for experienced developers. We'll have a few tables set up where we can organize around experience levels.

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

PDX Exploit Workshop

All are welcome. See you there!

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Thursday
Sep 27
Female Founders Alliance: Ready Set Raise Program
through TBD

All - The FFA Ready Set Raise program is coming to on one of it's stops across America this summer. The event is tentatively on 8/10, location and all good things TBD. Watch this for updates and email me if you have questions. Kristine Campbell, FFA member in Oregon [email protected]

Every founder knows raising capital is hard. And given that only 2% of venture capital is invested in female founded companies, what is already a moonshot for men is exponentially harder for women. You’re routinely and consistently underestimated, dismissed, ignored, ghosted, and judged by impossible standards - and that’s if you get in the door to begin with. Welcome to fundraising while female.

Last year, FFA member Laura Malcolm (Founder/CEO of Give InKind) posted an idea to our online forum: she suggested that we join forces and help each other pitch to investors. That's why a few of us got together and organized our own version of a Demo Day. The result was last year’s Founders Showcase.

Fast forward a year. Today, FFA has 4x more members, a growing team, a much bigger and more influential network of investors, and the help of world class sponsors like Davis Wright Tremaine’s Project W.

So as we thought about reprising the event that put us on the map, we asked ourselves: what would a fundraising program look like if it was designed for female founders, by female founders?

Our answer is called Ready. Set. Raise.™ We can't wait to tell you all about it. For now, please save the date for Demo Day on September 27th.

Leslie Feinzaig Founder/CEO Female Founders Alliance

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"Tungsten Fabric: Open Source Multi-Cloud Networking at Scale" @ PAzUG
Marquam

Tungsten Fabric (http://www.tungsten.io; formerly OpenContrail) is an open source, scalable and multi-cloud networking platform. Large enterprises and service providers are using it at massive production scale, and this meetup offers some tips, insights, and "don't go theres" from users with success stories (and some battle scars).

Come to this meetup to learn how users are deploying Tungsten Fabric for load balancing, HA, service chaining, analytics/orchestration and extending network to multi private / public clouds viz., AWS, Azure and Google.

Sanju Abraham will be our speaker. Sanju Abraham will deliver a project overview, showcase users and use cases. Then, we’ll dive into a demo of Kubernetes with Tungsten Fabric across onprem and AWS. We’ll demonstrate the ability to access Kubernetes and launch new containers, access the Tungsten Fabric UI, and observe the network state.

Tungsten Fabric is integrated with Kubernetes, VMware and OpenStack. It also supports public cloud deployments including AWS, Google and Azure. As both Enterprise and Telco IT architectures evolve, supporting multi-cloud environments is table stakes. This meetup will lay out how users can quickly get going with Tungsten Fabric, using software-driven networking and policy management to operate in a multi-cloud environment.

If you’re interested in networking for private clouds running OpenStack, Kubernetes, and VMware that also rely on services from AWS, Google and Azure, this meetup is for you!

Agenda:

5:00pm – Welcome time 5:30pm – Catering served 5:45pm – Group announcements and presentation 7:30pm – Wrap up.

PLEASE RSVP ON THE MEETUP PAGE

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Women Who Code Portland - Open Source Study Night: Security
Planet Argon

Open Source Study Night is specifically designed for people who would like to start contributing to open source, or have open source work that they'd like to do with others.

This month's theme: Security and Open Source. This month's study night will feature a presentation by Michaela "Miki" Demeter, Security Researcher at Intel!

When looking at open source packages, how do you decide what to incorporate and what to leave behind? Ultimately, your goal is to minimize your company and your teams' exposure to risk. “Minimizing risk” doesn't mean analyzing every line of code, but does involve evaluating a project's community. Can you trust them to do work at the quality that you can feel comfortable with in your releases? Are they doing proactive security work and fixing bugs quickly?

Miki has worked for the Open Source Technology Center at Intel for 5 years, and is an expert on open source communities. You'll walk away with a better understanding of how to choose open source libraries for your projects.

Come prepared with:
Laptop/Computer
IDE of your choice
* Git/GitHub or GitLab. If you don't know git, we'll teach you!

Thanks to our sponsor, Planet Argon, for hosting this event.

🙅🏼‍♀️ CODE OF CONDUCT 🙅🏼‍♀️

By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, 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.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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#FullStackPDX : September : Critique
WeWork Custom House

Just like fight club, if this is your first night attending, you have to present.

Discussing your startup, recent project, code reviews, business ideas, etc. are all applicable. There is not a required length of time to present. This can be a live prototype or even a set of powerpoint slides. You do not have to know how to code to present your dream, and we are HERE TO HELP you. Presentations are meant to be collaborative, not the traditional meetup style where a presenter talks like a teacher for a very long time and saves questions for the end. We use a timer and the group dynamic works to collaboratively prevent cross talk and side conversations. So bring your computer, fun spirit and desire to learn, and let's have fun.

Signups through meetup.com are required and seats are limited, so buy your tickets early because we usually sell out. We are self funded, and 100% of the revenue received is put back into the meetup costs. We will have top shelf pizza from Crown PDX (http://www.imperialpdx.com/the-crown/) so come HUNGRY for dinner!!

Doors open at 6pm and we kick off on time. After the concert of presentations we will walk over to Bailey's Taproom (http://www.baileystaproom.com/) to continue the evening.

Location: WeWork Customs House : Room 1C : When you check in ask for CP Handheld, they are our sponsor. The room is right to the left as you walk in.

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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BSD Pizza Night
Ranch PDX (Dekum)

A meeting of folks interested in Copy Free licenses, primarily BSD operating systems. We get together eat pizza, drink beer, and talk about what interesting things have been going on.

Friday
Sep 28
Portland Creative Conference -Cre8con
The Gerding Theater at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209

The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

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The Portland Creative Conference aka Cre8con
The Gerding Theater at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209

The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across all creative industries. We feature keynote presentations by leading creatives who take you inside their creative process, show their work, and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations. Bring your team (discounts available) or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. The event is a non-profit fundraiser for arts education programs in Oregon.

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AgilePDX Westside Cafe: Positive Ways to Create Culture Change
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria (20540 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

What's it like where you work?

Do the beliefs, attitudes, practices and behaviours of your team or company help you do your best work? Have you found that your organization's culture is holding back your agile transition? Every company has its challenges, and frustration can easily happen, but what positive actions can we take to generate change? Who has seen benefits in nurturing positive values and trends in your org culture, to bolster your path to agility?

We'll be back in our normal location in what promises to be a juicy discussion on positive ways to change culture.

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Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Machine Learning, Tech Talk with Julio Barros
The Tech Academy

There is a lot of excitement and hype around Machine Learning and A.I. but not everybody has a good understanding of what the different terms and approaches mean.

This presentation will give you an overview of machine learning, explain how it is different than regular programming and traditional statistics, and provide a suggestions for where it is appropriate and for learning more if it piques your interest.

The Speaker: Julio Barros is a machine learning consultant in Portland, Oregon and has been developing software for over 20 years. He loves all things data, AI/ML, technology, teaching and mentoring. Julio holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science from GMU and UVA respectively, is active in the community and runs the PDX Clojure, Deep Learning and Probabilistic Programming meetups.

12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

Please RSVP

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Saturday
Sep 29
Community Event Project
Portland Community Church

This will be week 2 of brainstorming a community event project. Here are some great ideas to spark our interest.

https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/70-event-ideas-and-formats-to-inspire-your-next-great-event-ds00/

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Monday
Oct 1
Free Code Camp Portland - Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase 2

Welcome back campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

This week will joined by Maigen Thomas, who will be giving a talk on making a career shift.

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Data Discussions
Cloudability

Topic is: Algorithm Bias

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POC Professional Networking Event by bit-PDX
New Relic

Are you a Professional POC in the Portland area? It’s time to make some new connections with other professionals!

Our group, Blacks in Technology - PDX (bit-PDX), wants to see you on October 1st at New Relic for our networking event with food, drinks, fellowship, and brilliant speakers.

Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech but most enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go code, you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming and system administration, to his favorite Linux distro of the month.

All POCs are welcome and encouraged to attend our inperson events! This is an inclusive event for all professionals in the greater Portland area.

Schedule of Events:

6:00PM - 6:30PM Check-in + Drinks, Food

6:30PM - 6:45PM Welcome and Opening Remarks. Jené (Software Engineer) + Dwayne (Security Engineer)

6:45PM - 6:50PM Sponsorship introductions. New Relic, Jené (Software Engineer). Airbnb, Lieghti (Project Coordinator), Carbon Black, Noah (Manager).

7:00PM - 7:30PM Speaker. Kelsey Hightower (Google Inc. Developer Advocate) + Q&A

7:30PM - 8:30PM Networking + Happy Hour

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Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night
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Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Alchemy Code Lab! This month we're not going have a topic with specified problems. You can bring a problem to work on, or we can help you find one once you get there. All skill levels are welcome. Please join the join Women Who Code Portland Slack community with this invite form (https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack).

This event will repeat the first Monday of each month.

{short} Code of Conduct

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, 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. Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/pages/22236117/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmJq0Evb0aDbx4flmmZT1xX0GCXj_F--5asjfH7XvkrLo4xA/viewform).

About Women Who Code Portland

Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it.

In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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

We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

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Tuesday
Oct 2
Portland Ruby Brigade - Monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS 7pm-9pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Check Calagator (http://calagator.org/events/tag/pdxruby) for more info.

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Q&A with Herman Miller's Amy Auscherman
Work & Co

As Corporate Archivist at Herman Miller, Amy Auscherman is an expert in design excellence.

Trained in art libraries, she spent the early part of her career at the Indianapolis Museum of Art before moving to Michigan, where Herman Miller is based.

Amy serves as an editor of Herman Miller's WHY Magazine and is an editor of the forthcoming book “Herman Miller: A Way of Living” — which chronicles the evolution of company’s designs and the stories of the legendary people behind them.

Join us October 2nd as Work & Co brings its long-running Q&A series to Portland for the first time.

Hear a candid discussion moderated by Work & Co Design Director Dever Thomas that focuses on how companies can use their rich past to to inform the future. And first-hand what to expect from this global furniture icon in the coming months.

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Wednesday
Oct 3
NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo
Tektronix Bldg 38

Startup & seasoned manufacturers are invited to attend the 18th annual Northwest Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo, which celebrates and promotes local electronics and manufacturing industries. NEDME offers:

Connections to seasoned companies Mentorship opportunities Networking with diverse companies Tech sessions to develop skills and strategies Keynotes speakers - Duane Benson, Board President of the Electronics Manufacturing Association and Rick Turoczy of PiE. Free lunch & coffee!

Just register at www.nedme.com. Attendance is $5/person or 2 cans of non-perishable items donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Tech sessions are $15.

Time: 7AM-4PM Date: Wednesday, October 3rd Location: Tektronix - 3025 SW Zworykin Ave Building #38 Beaverton, OR 97005 Cost: $5-$20 depending on activity

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-seasoned-women-in-tech-tickets-49441524932] is required to gain entry to this event

Are you a woman with 15 or more years of experience working in technology? Do you want to build relationships with other women in tech who are still swinging? PDXWIT’s Seasoned Women in Tech events work to foster a community for women like you.

Join us October 3rd at The Armory for an evening dedicated to bringing experienced women in tech together to support one another and talk though challenges. Our focus will be on identifying and working to resolve issues we are currently facing at work. The evening’s agenda will involve identifying the top three issues at work that are bothering us, splitting into small groups to brainstorm solutions, and coming back together as a group to conclude our discussion.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 - Door open/networking

6:00 - 6:10 - Introduction

6:10 - 7:00 - Group event followed by sharing of take-away points.

7:00 - 7:30 - Wrap up/networking/leave

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: We do have gender neutral bathrooms

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes. Free beer and wine until 7pm. Cash bar available.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No parking – several large parking garages nearby. This page might be helpful https://www.pcs.org/inside-pcs/directions

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: No

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

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

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Women Who Code Portland - DevOps Study Night: Security and Compliance
Vevo

Welcome to our DevOps Study Night!

Throughout the year, the WWCode Portland DevOps Study Nights will weave through an introductory overview of systems administration. This month, we will take a look at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), two of the main providers of cloud infrastructure services.

The DevOps Study Nights take place on the first Wednesday of each month. For October, the topic will be managing security and compliance regulations.

Agenda:
- 6PM to 7PM - Presentation about considerations regarding security and compliance for data. Why do we need to protect our servers, and how can we do it to meet our needs? Certificates versus SSH versus passwords. Encryption!
- 7PM - 8PM - We'll spin up a server and connect to it using a password, SSH, and a certificate.

Thank you vevo for hosting and sponsoring our DevOps study night.
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JOIN US

- Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack
- Follow our GitHub repository with links to resources: https://github.com/wwcodeportland/study-nights/tree/master/devops.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

By coming to our DevOps Study Night, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, 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.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).

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CHIFOO Event: Ethics In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Ethics In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence" with Cennydd Bowles, Cennydd Ltd!

We mistakenly believe that technology is neutral; that inert objects cannot have moral characteristics. And so we make embarrassing blunders – racist chatbots, manipulative research, privacy violations – that undermine trust and harm those we should help.

This is a dangerous trajectory. We urgently need a deeper ethical dialogue about emerging technology, and interaction design's role within it. This session, informed by many months of ongoing research, will discuss:

-Why companies make poor ethical decisions, -The development of ethical thinking in other morally-charged disciplines, -Methods of engaging users in the ethics of emerging technology, -Ways for designers to engage positively and affect ethical outcomes, so that design decisions benefit not only ourselves but our wider communities and the world at large.

About The Speaker Cennydd Bowles' (@Cennydd) biography will be published shortly.

CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2CgJeYP

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Integrating K-12 Computer Science Concepts: Storytelling through Coding 💻
Alchemy Code Lab

This group is for all educators interested in learning about the K-12 Computer Science Framework Core Concepts and Core Practices and how to integrate computer science into any content area.

In this meeting, you will code to learn and show what you know using Scratch. Participants will tell a story and demonstrate a deep understanding of social studies (or any!) content. Coding and computing will become a game-changing skill for our students. By learning to integrate it seamlessly into our core content - rather than adding computer science as another subject to teach, we are preparing students for the future and providing unparalleled motivation and challenge to our curriculum.

Let us help you get started integrating and aligning computer science today! This is the perfect place to begin building your computer science Professional Learning Network.

You will need to bring your laptop computer 💻to participate in this meeting!

Thank you to Alchemy Code Lab for supporting K-12 computer science education!

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - PDX Exploit Workshop
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

Hey everybody. Got a bug you just can't land? Is there a recent CVE you've been eyeballing seductively? Just want to brush up on your appsec?

PDX Exploit Workshop

All are welcome. See you there!

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Thursday
Oct 4
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Single Container Workloads in Azure @ Portland Azure User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Are you getting started with containers in Azure? Do you have a single container workload (for example: a website or webapi that uses a database)? Have you put all the pieces of the puzzle together yet to determine what products in Azure are needed for your solution? In this session I will cover a few scenarios for getting web sites (that are docker containers) in Azure - including:

  • Azure Container Registry
  • App Service on Linux
  • Web App for Containers
  • Azure Container Instances

The premise for this talk is running simple containers in Azure (not multi node systems that need Kubernetes or anything like that). I've got several demos to show you the different Azure products and some pros/cons for when you would use them.

Our speaker is Jason Haley.

Jason Haley is a Microsoft Azure MVP, Independent Consultant specializing in Azure and Angular. Jason is visiting from the Boston area, where he is very involved in the developer community.

Agenda:

11:15am – Welcome time, catering served. 11:30am – Group announcements 11:45am – Presentation 1:30pm – End of presentation

Please RSVP on the meetup page!

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Epicodus Demo Day
Epicodus

Epicodus is hostng a Demo Day event at our office on Thursday, October 4th! Alumni will be showing off a variety of applications they've built from start to finish. If you're considering hiring a junior developer, are interested in partnering with Epicodus in other ways, or simply want to support the Portland tech community, we'd love to have you. Feel free to come any time during the open house hours to check out work put together by our graduates!

Demo Day is free to attend, but for planning purposes, please RSVP to our eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epicodus-demo-day-event-tickets-49957865320

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Portland Programmer Network - Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541)[masked]

Come to learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. We cover HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery 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.

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CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

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

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

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Friday
Oct 5
Thermodynamics of Emotion Symposium
through McMenamin's Kennedy School

Join us for the second year of our symposium focused on people, culture, and the nature of complex living systems.

Trough hands-on workshops, discussions, and keynotes:

  • Learn the physics of all life
  • See and understand the patterns of emotions as real physical forces that shape our daily lives
  • Influence how these patterns drive and structure our relationships and organizations
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Cinema of Horrors Haunted House - Portland & Vancouver's Scariest Haunted Attraction!
through CInema of Horrors

DESCRIPTION: The Cinema of Horrors is a unique Halloween production featuring multiple haunted attractions for guests of all ages to experience. In addition, we feature delicious fair food vendors, nightly performances by sword swallowers and other sideshow performers, plus haunted scare-zones all at Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, WA. The Cinema of Horrors is an all ages, family friendly event but recommended for audiences 13 years or older. We have non-scary, trick-or-treat nights for younger audiences so they don’t miss out on the fun! The Cinema of Horrors is presented by Portland based event production company, Treadway Events, local radio stations, KUKN, KLOG & The Wave and Three Rivers Mall. A portion of our proceeds benefit local high school performing arts programs such as Mark Morris Choir Program.

LOCATION: 1301 Grade St. Kelso, WA 98626 (Three Rivers Mall)

DATES & TIMES: October. 5th-6th, 12th-13th, 19th-21st & 26th-31st, 2018. Friday through Saturday: 7:00pm-11:00pm & Sunday through Wednesday: 7:00pm-9:30pm

TICKETS: General Adults: $18, Children $15 | VIP: $25 | Slash Pass: $5

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Saturday
Oct 6
CAT Barcamp 2018
Portland State University Engineering Building

Find out more and register for the event at http://catbarcamp.org

CAT BarCamp is a free unconference hosted by the Computer Action Team at Portland State University every year.

BarCamps are free conferences where the people who show up on the day of decide what the conference is about. No scheduled talks are planned beforehand by the organizers, making the range of talks and topics covered each year entirely unique. Timeslots are posted in an accessible place and the attendants are given (fairly) free reign to post and choose which talks they would like to attend or give. We only ask that topics be respectful and PG-rated.

The CAT at PSU is an ops training organization that has secured the venue and is organizing the event. We expect many job-hungry students skilled in development, computer science, operations, and everything else to be in attendance at this event and we want to enable as many connections as possible. Because the CAT is a tech organization and has ties to the larger tech community, many speakers will likely give tech-oriented talks.

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Free Intro to Programming 4-hr Workshop
Epicodus

Join us at Epicodus for our free Introduction to Programming Workshop on Saturday,October 6th, 2018, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This workshop is intended for beginners interested in programming. During our workshop, you'll have the opportunity to meet some of our instructors, get a feel for Epicodus' unique classroom environment and gain a solid understanding of web design and web development. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule: Saturday, October 6th, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

What you'll learn: - Git, HTML and CSS objectives - Basic front-end development - JavaScript and jQuery

What to bring?: We will provide 27" iMac computers for you to use but please feel free to bring your laptop if you have one.

*If you ride your bike, please do not bring it into the lobby or elevators. You may lock it up at bike racks on the street near our office.

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Sunday
Oct 7
Portland Lean Coffee and Drinks - High Church of Lean Coffee
Palio Dessert & Espresso House

Let's spend the late morning sun(?) talking about Agile-inspired and other topics that shake loose from our minds.

We'll spend the first few minutes gathering discussion ideas, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of the lively chatter.

New to Lean Coffee? It's a great way to have real, focused dialogue and we often discuss matters of agile, lean and such - but anything goes. As far as the mechanics, here's the template:

Step 1: Everybody writes down proposed topics on stickies, placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes (or whenever coffee is ready).

Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer to get a flavour for the subject (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

Step 3: Each person gets a small number of votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their sharpie (all votes on one, one across many, however you feel).

Step 4: The top stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top.

Step 5: Each of these stickies are discussed for 5 minutes, most votes first. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for three more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over to the Done column. Rinse and repeat.

Step 6: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.

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Monday
Oct 8
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference
through World Trade Center

Now in its 36th year, the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference prioritizes adding and improving the quality of software.

Our industry learns from working with education, healthcare, manufacturing, government sectors, and more. What can those other industries learn from us? Come and find out at PNSQC 2018.

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Wednesday
Oct 10
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Project Presentations
Caffelli

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-project-presentations-tickets-49571320153] is required to gain entry to this event

Collaboration, support, and the ability to clearly communicate about your project are critical factors for success. The brainchild of Nathan Keene and Abeer Eltanawy, this event is designed to:

  • introduce new ideas within our community
  • find solutions to project challenges
  • encourage networking and collaboration
  • improve presentation skills
  • create access to mentors
  • provide a safe space to learn and grow
  • help you accelerate your project

Who is it for?

Members with a coding, hacking or maker project seeking a supportive audience who will provide potential solutions to challenges, constructive questions and feedback. Please apply!

Members with a pet project on the back burner (or the front one!) who would like to present, discuss and gain traction? Come on out and share it!

Folks interested in hearing about innovative projects and providing helpful audience feedback. Join us!

How does it work?

Here’s the scoop:

The event starts with 15 minutes of networking. We will also encourage you to reconvene informally at the end.

2 to 3 projects will be selected for presentation.

Each project presenter has a maximum of 20 minutes for their project (10 minutes to present, 10 minutes for brainstorming challenge solutions and receiving feedback). Presentations will be timed.

How do I apply to present?

If you want to present your idea or project, please fill out this form before September 13th, 2018 and choose the Access to Invite-Only option to be invited to present; first consideration will be given to the earliest entries.

We will notify selected presenters by email on September 17th, 2018.

What if I want to attend but not present?

Sign up for the event by clicking on the Free ticket Register link.

What if I have more questions?

Please email [email protected] for more information or with any questions.

We look forward to making this a successful evening for the presenters and the audience.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Door open

5:35 p.m. - Introduction

5:45 p.m. - Refreshments/Networking

6:00 p.m. - Presentation 1

6:20 p.m. - Presentation 2

6:40 p.m. - Presentation 3

7:00 p.m. - Recap/Feedback/Announcements

7:10 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes, access is via the freight elevator.

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No onsite parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A:The main entrance is on Hoyt in-between 12th and 13th. If someone needs assistance they will need to use the side entrance on 13th.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes, parking can be difficult to find since location is on 13th.

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Thursday
Oct 11
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Azure IoT + Computer Vision: The AED Sentinel
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Join the Portland Azure User Group for a discussion on the AED Sentinel, a new product from Readiness Systems (http://www.readisys.com/). AED Sentinel uses a combination of Azure IoT capabilities and Machine Learning.

Chad Layman, CEO of Marquam, will provide an overview of the design considerations and how technical limitations of IoT technology impacted business decisions.

This high-profile project resulted in Marquam receiving a Microsoft Partner of the Year nomination in the IoT field, and an article in the Portland Business Journal: https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/02/28/2portland-firms-team-up-for-new-iot-product-for.html

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Fireside Chat with Heidi Roizen
Silicon Valley Bank

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-fireside-chat-with-heidi-roizen-tickets-49653543084] is required to gain entry to this event

Just 2 percent of VC dollars go to women, according to PitchBook, and the deal sizes are far smaller than what male counterparts receive. On the other side of the pitch table, women make up less than 10% of the partner roles at VC firms. In the world of VC, money means power. When women have power, they are more likely to invest in other women and their communities. How do we increase the number of female entrepreneurs and VCs so that the world of invention and innovation is not reserved for just one kind of leader?

Please join PDXWIT for an exclusive opportunity to hear from one of Silicon Valley's most respected leaders and VCs Heidi Roizen. Heidi has been a VC for nearly 20 years and today is a partner at DFJ. She also co-leads Stanford's Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship Program and advises a variety of companies including DMGT, Zoox, Planet, Memphis Meats and ShareThis. She co-founded software company T/Maker and served as its CEO for a dozen years until its acquisition. She also worked as VP of Worldwide Developer Relations at Apple. She is a well-known champion for entrepreneurs and women in tech.

The program will include an opportunity to network and hear directly from Heidi about what is working in Silicon Valley, and beyond, to increase the number of women both raising VC and sitting behind the table. Her transparent and candid style will provide insights that are actionable.

Julianne Brands will be moderating.

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:15 p.m. - Introduction

5:20 p.m. - Talk begins

6:00 p.m. - Q&A with Networking at the end if there is time

6:45 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No, gender neutral restrooms will not be available.

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

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: There are multiple daily/hourly paid parking lots near the event location.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: There are two entrances to the building, one in the front and the other on the side of the building.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: There is bike parking inside the building, though it requires fob access. Bike parking is also available on the street.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: Yes! The event is close to multiple public transit options, and is near the Oak Street / SW 1st Ave station on the Red and Blue MAX lines.

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Friday
Oct 12
Elevate Inclusion Summit 2018
Elevate Inclusion Summit 2018

Please join us at Elevate Capital’s first annual Elevate Inclusion conference, a gathering of entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds including women, minority entrepreneurs from underserved communities, and veterans as well as venture capitalists and investors.

The conference program will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions focused on inclusion, entrepreneurship, mentor capitalism, success stories and other topics. It will be a day of learning, sharing, inspiration, and new funding opportunities. Entrepreneurs will also be invited to present in front of potential investors.

Providing startup funding to the next group of break-out entrepreneurs is only part of what Elevate Capital believes that venture capitalists and other investors should do. Working to ensure inclusion while providing mentorship and funding to entrepreneurs from underserved communities is a vital part of building thriving business communities.

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Saturday
Oct 13
PASCAL Hackerspace - PASCAL Open Day
PASCAL

Join PASCAL on the second Saturday of the month for a day of tours, entertainment and dialogue.

Drop on by if you would like to:
- Learn more about who PASCAL be, and what do PASCAL
- Start hacking stuff immediately
- Learn about current threats and how they work, or
- Simply mingle and have a relaxing afternoon with Infosec nerds.

Basic concessions will also be available!

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Monday
Oct 15
NewTech PDX - The Future of Food - October 15
WeWork Pioneer Place

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of (usually) every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the event is $10 - $20 online, or $25 at the door: Buy Tickets

Agenda
5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: Aaron Draplin of Finex

  • Pres. #2: ​Ken Rubin of ROUXBE
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:30pm - After-Party at Yard House

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Info Night
R2C Group

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-info-night-tickets-49698771363] is required to gain entry to this event

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

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

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

5:45 p.m. - Event begins

Introduce attendees to PDXWIT

Provide overview of:

  • PDXWIT Goals

  • Volunteer Program and Agreement

  • Different types of volunteer roles

  • Example of some of the regular teams

  • Highlight some upcoming volunteer needs

Answer questions

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Yes

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: No free onsite parking, but there is metered street parking

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Tuesday
Oct 16
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) West Side Mixer
Discogs

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-west-side-mixer-tickets-49847412954] is required to gain entry to this event

Many of us live and/or work on the west side of the metro area but may not have a convenient professional community nearby. Thanks to PDXWIT and Discogs support, we can get together to talk tech and other work topics.

Regardless of company or industry, often our work centers around designing products, communication, functionality, etc. for end users. What strategies do you follow to be successful? What challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them? Let’s chat about this and other topics, share ideas, and network on the West Side.

Guest speaker Mark Chesney will tell us about machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer vision, and why women should be involved in all of these technologies.

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Introductions

6:30 p.m. - Networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: No

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: Onsite parking is available for free.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: No

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Write the Docs PDX October Joint Meetup (with Portland State University Technical Communication and PDX Support Driven): A Day in the Life of...
PSU Smith Memorial Student Union (Meeting room 333)

Write the Docs Portland meetup, Portland State University's Technical Communication group, and PDX Support Driven meetup are combining forces for a very fascinating look into the lives of documentarians, Technical Writing students, and support professionals.

We'll have two members from each group share with attendees what their work day is like. After the "Day in the Life of..." stories, we have an opportunity to ask presenters questions and form breakout groups where attendees can converse with others based on common topics of interest.

Join us on Tuesday, October 16th, from 6 to 8 pm. Location: Smith Memorial Student Union building, meeting space room 333 (building map here: https://www.pdx.edu/student-union/building-directory#Third%20Floor)

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Breaking Into the Tech Industry - Facilitated by local Tech Professionals
Portland Community College - CLIMB Center

Career Changers - Tech Newcomers - Experienced Tech Workers

Are you marketing yourself effectively for your next career opportunity in the tech sector? Are you suffering from "imposter syndrome" when it comes to telling industry professionals, hiring managers, and recruiters about your skills and abilities?

Join us for this exciting evening as we meet with tech sector professional Alex Berry and his team. Alex and his team of professionals work in various areas of the technology sector from companies such as Intel, Nike, and other area tech employers. Come get the inside scoop from local area professionals on how to speak to your unique skill set and market yourself to tech employers at any stage of your career.

The evening will cover themes such as tech resumes, transferable skill extrapolation, elevator pitch delivery, and a robust question and answer session with the panel of working professionals.

Join us and meet eachother, the panel of professionals, professionaly develop, and even have some fun!

We look forward to meeting you!

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PHPDX - Static Sites: Use Your Smarts to Build Something Dumb
Graybox

Pizza, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

Join us as Kurtis Holsapple shares about Static Sites.

Let's build out a site with no serverside processing at all. Static sites are nothing more than static files put up on a server that doesn't need any serverside runtimes. That means that you can host your site on places like Github Pages, AWS S3, or any other cheap hosting options. We can still leverage our PHP knowledge to build cools sites that have good structure and lots of content. You can still create things like blogs, collections of data, product listings, and more.

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Wednesday
Oct 17
Jr Developer Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Join your fellow developers who are new to the field or interested in learning about this great area. Have a drink and get to know some friendly people!

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Thursday
Oct 18
DAMA PDX: All day training with a top 50 Data Science influencer - Building and Deploying Predictive Models with Dean Abbott - 18Oct2018
Standard Insurance Center Auditorium

Building and Deploying Predictive Models - A full day Data Education and Networking Event coming to Portland October 18th

Join your fellow Lovers of Data for a full day of data education and networking provided by your local Portland DAMA Chapter. The DAMA Portland Chapter Board, in conjunction with our sponsors WhereScape, are proud to welcome back one of our most popular speakers, Dean Abbott of Abbott Analytics. Dean is one of Cognilytica's 50 Data Science Influencers to follow for 2018.

This training is all day in downtown Portland Oregon, with Breakfast and Lunch provided. Dean will present four progressive sessions covering the building and deployment of predictive models. The sessions will include demos, and Dean prefers a largely interactive format allowing plenty of time for Q&A both during the sessions and at the end of the day.

Sponsorship has allowed us to lower the price this year for this all day training to $49 for chapter members and employees of DAMA sponsor companies ($69 general public) . This is an amazing value for your training budget, especially if you are looking for exposure to data science and how to apply predictive modeling to your business use-cases.

Learn more and Register at: https://damapdx.org/2018/08/13/dama-day-2018-building-and-deploying-predictive-models-with-dean-abbott/#more-579.

  • Session 1 — Data Science Overview
  • Session 2 — Data Preparation for Data Science
  • Session 3 — Building Predictive Models (Trees, Neural Networks)
  • Session 4 — Deploying Predictive Models and Demos
  • Bonus Session: Q&A Roundtable with Dean

Breakfast, lunch, 4 presentation sessions, networking, vendor booths, and a bonus Q&A session - that's a full day of data training and more.

The Presenter

Dean Abbott has over 21 years of experience applying advanced data mining, data preparation, and data visualization methods in real-world data intensive problems. In addition, Dean has developed and evaluated algorithms for use in commercial data mining and pattern recognition products, including polynomial networks, neural networks, radial basis functions, and clustering algorithms.

Dean is a seasoned instructor, having taught a wide range of data mining tutorials and seminars. He is the instructor of well-regarded data mining courses, explaining concepts in language readily understood by a wide range of audiences, including analytics novices, data analysts, statisticians, and business professionals. Dean has also has taught both applied and hands-on data mining courses for a number of large software vendors.

About DAMA Portland

The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Please join me, the rest of the DAMA board, and other fellow lovers of data at this special data training event in downtown Portland.

Thanks for your support of local Data Education, we look forward to seeing you there!

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Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Friday
Oct 19
DevOps Training with Simulation
University of Portland (West Side campus)

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

WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

Understanding of DevOps practices that can be executed with immediate effect

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Portland Retro Gaming Expo
through Oregon Convention Center Website
Sunday
Oct 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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Tuesday
Oct 23
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) October Happy Hour
Autodesk

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-october-happy-hour-tickets-50234060427] is required to gain entry to this event

Join us for Happy Hour at Autodesk on October 23rd.

We all know that the professional world can have its challenges. The good news is that the challenges we face at work can often support our growth and development. This month we are reflecting on personal growth from professional challenges. To facilitate this discussion our conversation starter will be: How have you grown from a past or current professional challenge?

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

An employee of Autodesk will provide an introduction to the company and share open job opportunities.

Melanie Rickmann, of Grey Ghost Studio, will tell us how to Use Adversity to Fuel Your Career

Zhou Fang, Advisor, will talk about Navigating biases and coming out on top

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

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

Table Topics to help break the ice.

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

Agenda:

4:30 p.m. - Doors open/Networking

5:30 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers

6:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms? A: Anyone is free to use any restroom that they are comfortable using. We do have gender neutral restrooms located on the 5th floor that guests are welcome to use. They would need to be accompanied by an Autodesk employee as they are not located in a public space.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible? A: Yes

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event? A: Yes. We will provide light appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks. We will provide vegan and GF options.

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We do not have onsite parking.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: All guests must enter and exit through our front door located between 2nd and 3rd on Ankeny. All guests will need to sign in at the front desk and sign an NDA.

Q: Is there secured bike parking? A: Yes, we can provide bike parking.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: YES! There is a street car and bus line stop very close to our office.

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Portland Java User Group (PJUG) - CUBA.platform
WeWork Pioneer Place

Andrey Glaschenko will be presenting the CUBA.platform on Tuesday, 7pm, Oct. 23. Join us to see some great demos and learn how to use this exciting new application development platform. #Spring #Vaadin #Java

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Thursday
Oct 25
#FullStackPDX : October : Critique
WeWork Custom House

Just like fight club, if this is your first night attending, you have to present.

Discussing your startup, recent project, code reviews, business ideas, etc. are all applicable. There is not a required length of time to present. This can be a live prototype or even a set of powerpoint slides. You do not have to know how to code to present your dream, and we are HERE TO HELP you. Presentations are meant to be collaborative, not the traditional meetup style where a presenter talks like a teacher for a very long time and saves questions for the end. We use a timer and the group dynamic works to collaboratively prevent cross talk and side conversations. So bring your computer, fun spirit and desire to learn, and let's have fun.

Signups through meetup.com are required and seats are limited, so buy your tickets early because we usually sell out. We are self funded, and 100% of the revenue received is put back into the meetup costs. We will have top shelf pizza from Crown PDX (http://www.imperialpdx.com/the-crown/) so come HUNGRY for dinner!!

Doors open at 6pm and we kick off on time. After the concert of presentations we will walk over to Bailey's Taproom (http://www.baileystaproom.com/) to continue the evening.

Location: WeWork Customs House : Room 1C : When you check in ask for CP Handheld, they are our sponsor. The room is right to the left as you walk in.

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Friday
Oct 26
BSides Portland 2018
through Oregon Convention Center

See http://www.bsidespdx.org/ for the latest news.

Security BSides Portland 2018 will be Friday, October 26 and Saturday October 27 at the Oregon Convention Center.

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

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Monday
Oct 29
AgilePDX Community Retrospective
New Relic

Every community needs to reflect occasionally to consider where it is now and where it wants to be in the future regarding size, shape, and services. AgilePDX hasn't had a community retrospective in too long! Now's your chance to update our collective understanding of who we are and who we want to be as a community. Our host, New Relic, is graciously providing a large event space with beautiful views. We are planning a 2 1/2 hour World Cafe event with opening remarks from the current Coordinating Committee which will provide you with some background about our current governance and breadth of services. Please help us get the word out! This event is not just for our usual attendees. We are hoping to reach out to people who have never attended AgilePDX events, people who are new in town, as well as people who have been with us every month for many years.

Please RSVP at meetup: https://www.meetup.com/AgilePDX-User-Group-Portland-Metro/events/251971253/

AGENDA 5:30 -- Food, drink, and networking 6:00 -- Coordinating Committee Remarks 6:15 -- World Cafe 8:00 -- Summary, Closing, and Actions

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Thursday
Nov 1
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Tuesday
Nov 6
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Digital Marketing - Extending Your Reach
IOTAS

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-digital-marketing-extend-influence-past-a-single-post-tickets-50505408035] is required to gain entry to this event

It is no secret that our Portlandia has become a travel and relocation hotspot for big city slickers. This is in part because Portlanders have found a way to monetize and scale what looks to be a casual flawless lifestyle, but in reality they are hustling a small business as a social media influencer.

Willamette Weekly published an article acknowledging that Portland-based influencers have become trendsetters to modern cities like New York and Tokyo.

In this panel, we will hear from influencers and brands on what makes a successful partnership and how to extend your ROI past a single post.

Moderator + B2B Content: Erica Tavfavoti @ Planet Argon

Operations + data + performance: Elizabeth Lui @ Degreed

Brand + Influencer: Candace Molatore @ Tea Bar

Paid Search/SEM + PPC + Paid Social: Wen Guo @ Nike

Agenda:

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

6:00 p.m - Panel Begins

7:00 p.m. - Panel ends / networking

7:30 p.m. - Event ends

Event FAQ:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?

A: No, gender neutral restrooms will not be available at this event.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?

A: Yes, the event is ADA accessible.

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

A: Yes, food and drink will be provided at the event.

Q: What is the parking situation?

A: Onsite parking will not be available. However, there is plenty of street parking close to the event.

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

A: The entrance to the event is 1737 NE Alberta Street, and the event will be located in Suite 201.

Q: Is there secured bike parking?

A: No, secured bike parking will not be available at this event.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation?

A: Yes! The number 72, 8 and 17 bus lines are close to this event.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: No, we ask that you leave your furry friend home. Please note there may be office pets present at this event.

Purpose:

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

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

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Wednesday
Nov 7
Meet The Meetups in Vancouver, WA
Tandem Hall

Have you ever been told to attend meetups, different networking groups and organizations? This is a common thing with professionals. Most of the time, people want to learn about all of these organizations, but they don't have the time to go and attend them all. We all live busy lives with multiple commitments. Meet the Meetups is for those busy people! We are going to have 16+ technical SW Washington and Portland meetups all in the same location! For one night only, we have gathered some of the most popular meetups to showcase what they are about. The event is FREE and food, beer and wine will be available to purchace at the event. This is in the evening so EVERYONE has a chance to come by. We have some great local speakers coming as well! Don't miss your chance to learn about these meetups!

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CHIFOO Event: “F.U.” Money, Courage, & Ethics In The Workplace
New Relic

CHIFOO presents ""F#@K You" Money, Courage, & Ethics In The Workplace" with Elena Moon, Osage Orange!

Often defined as the wealth required to burn any bridge, it turns out F.U. money isn't a lifestyle replete with yachts and gold plated toilets. It's having enough money in the bank to be able to speak your mind and, if necessary, walk...to the next job. Learn how personal finances play a huge role in silencing us and how financial freedom through living simply can lead to finding courage, agency and voice at work.

About The Speaker Elena Moon (@Elena_Moon) is the founder of Osage Orange, a human-centered design studio. She has been doing a mix of research and design for the last 15 years and particularly enjoys socially and environmentally conscious projects. CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th anniversary all year long! Come join CHIFOO for our tenth speaker event for 2018's theme "Do the Right Thing- HCI Ethics: Where Do We Start?".

http://bit.ly/2DyY89D

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Thursday
Nov 8
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Friday
Nov 9
SeaGL: Seattle GNU Linux conference
through Seattle Central College

The 2018 Seattle GNU/Linux Conference is scheduled for November 9th and 10th at Seattle Central College. 9am-5:30pm both days.

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

The cost of attendance is free.

Attendee Registration will not require the use of non-free software.

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

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Saturday
Nov 10
Chicktech Portland High School Kick-off - call for Volunteers!
Maseeh College of Engineering, Portland State University

ChickTech is excited to host the annual High School Kickoff from November 10th-11th at the Maseeh College of Engineering at Portland State University! Every year, this inspiring weekend-long event gives 150 underserved high school girls the opportunity to explore technology careers through hands-on workshops. They leave the event with new found confidence, their very own technological project, a deep connection to empowering peers and mentors, and inspiration to pursue a technical career. We need your help in transforming their lives! Sign up now to volunteer at the event in a number of roles here: https://goo.gl/Ynbem4

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Wednesday
Nov 14
Dynamics 365/CRM User Group Portland Chapter Quarterly Meeting Q4
Microsoft Office

Attend this in-person learning and networking opportunity with Dynamics CRM peers in your area. Learn best practices, tips and tricks, and proven results from individual experiences to get the most out of your company's investment.

Agenda*: •Welcome & Introductions •Chapter Business, CRMUG News & Events •Educational Session: "Data Migration and Integration with CRM" •Member Showcase •Roundtable Discussions

*Agenda and details subject to change.

Audience: All Dynamics CRM users are welcome. Your CRMUG Membership extends to ALL employees at your company, so we encourage you to invite your colleagues and fellow peers. Partner Members are welcome to attend provided they are accompanied by a customer and they can refer to our Code of Conduct for additional guidelines.

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Portland State Business Accelerator Showcase
Portland State Business Accelerator

Details coming this Fall.

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Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Thursday
Nov 15
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Value by Design
Smarsh

Registration through Eventbrite [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-value-by-design-tickets-50078626520] is required to gain entry to this event

While many of us agree with IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr.’s famous declaration that “good design is good business,” we often struggle to be able to prove it. As a systems thinker, Deb Mrazek has developed an array of frameworks, tools, and platforms to leverage the power of design and systems thinking at project, group, organizational and global levels, bridging the language of design and the language of business.

In this event, Mrazek will share her expertise on how the value of design can truly be realized, and pay off!

Agenda:

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6 p.m. - Introduction and any PDXWIT announcements

6:10 p.m. - Presentation

6:40 p.m.- Q&A

7 PM - 7:30 p.m. - Open time to network

Event FAQ:

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

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

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

Q: What is the parking situation? A: We do have paid parking in the building, the entrance is on Taylor St. between 6th Ave and Broadway on the right side of the street. There are several other pay garages nearby as well.

Q: Is there any special information that might help me find the entrance? A: The main entrance to the building is on 6th Ave and there is a secondary entrance on Broadway to the left of Ruth’s Chris Steak House (this entrance does have stairs once you are inside the building). All guests will need to come to the 8th floor reception area to sign in for the event.

Q: Is there secure bike parking? A: There is bike parking outside at the entrance of the building, but it is not secured, it is a rack on the transit mall. Please note that bikes can not be brought into the office for storage.

Q: Should I consider using public transportation? A: We always recommend public transportation when possible as we are on the transit mall on 6th Ave.

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

Purpose:

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

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

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Sunday
Nov 18
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday
Nov 20
PHPDX - Unblocking PHP applications with message queues
Graybox

Pizza, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community!

Message queuing allows applications to communicate by sending messages to each other. The message queue provides a temporary message storage when the destination program is busy or not connected. Join us as Caleb Tucker-Raymond takes us on an exploration of message queues. We'll learn both how to use them in a simple PHP web application, and how to test them.

Code we will be using can be found at https://github.com/calebtr/queue-testing-demo

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Wednesday
Nov 21
Jr Dev Meetup
Vacasa

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

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Thursday
Nov 22
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

Thursday
Nov 29
Ruby Coworking: Hollywood Edition
Case Study Coffee

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

#FullStackPDX : November : Critique
WeWork Custom House

Just like fight club, if this is your first night attending, you have to present.

Discussing your startup, recent project, code reviews, business ideas, etc. are all applicable. There is not a required length of time to present. This can be a live prototype or even a set of powerpoint slides. You do not have to know how to code to present your dream, and we are HERE TO HELP you. Presentations are meant to be collaborative, not the traditional meetup style where a presenter talks like a teacher for a very long time and saves questions for the end. We use a timer and the group dynamic works to collaboratively prevent cross talk and side conversations. So bring your computer, fun spirit and desire to learn, and let's have fun.

Signups through meetup.com are required and seats are limited, so buy your tickets early because we usually sell out. We are self funded, and 100% of the revenue received is put back into the meetup costs. We will have top shelf pizza from Crown PDX (http://www.imperialpdx.com/the-crown/) so come HUNGRY for dinner!!

Doors open at 6pm and we kick off on time. After the concert of presentations we will walk over to Bailey's Taproom (http://www.baileystaproom.com/) to continue the evening.

Location: WeWork Customs House : Room 1C : When you check in ask for CP Handheld, they are our sponsor. The room is right to the left as you walk in.

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Tuesday
Dec 4
PADNUG - Scott Hanselman and the Annual PADNUG Party!!
Intel Corporation, JFCC Auditorium

TBA

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Wednesday
Dec 12
Oregon SQL Monthly Meeting
OHSU TEchnology Group

Oregon SQL provides opportunities for SQL Server developers, .NET and other developers accessing SQL Servers, SQL Server administrators, and Business Intelligence professionals to meet and discuss SQL Server technologies that are of specific interest to the developer community. Discussion topics include ‘Best Practices’, T-SQL code, Query Optimization, Reporting, ETL, Indexing, and new (as well as undiscovered ‘old’) features.

Oregon SQL is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), an independent, not-for-profit association committed to providing SQL Server professionals around the world with the resources and knowledge necessary to achieve unparalleled business results.

Visit https://tinyletter.com/OregonSQL and sign up to receive the Oregon SQL News and Meeting Announcements and be kept informed of meeting dates and discussion topics. We do not provide our mailing list to anyone for any purpose other than meeting notices and general announcements for the User Group.

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Sunday
Dec 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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Thursday
Dec 20
#FullStackPDX : December : Christmas White Elephant Gift Exchange
WeWork Custom House

SAVE the DATE! Start thinking of a cheap white elephant gift.

More details to follow.... Stay tuned.

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Wednesday
Mar 27, 2019
OHSU Commercialization Conference
through Robertson Life Sciences Building, OHSU

Please join us on March 27-28, 2019 for the sixth annual OHSU Commercialization Conference, hosted by Technology Transfer and Business Development . This conference connects with OHSU innovators with investors, industry partners and community collaborators to help build a vibrant hub for innovation and commercialization of innovative technology. Through speaker sessions, startup pitches, industry insights and collaboration stories, the conference will focus on the theme of "Fueling Health Care Innovation." The conference offers a platform for attendees to explore the impact of innovations that will revolutionize health care and understand the drivers of this transformation.

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2038
Epochalypse
TBD

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

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