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May 4
Applied Physical Attacks on x86 Systems, FREE, for those recently laid off from Intel.
through CTRLH - Craft Lab

Specifically for those recently laid off from Intel, this is a free offering of Applied Physical Attacks on x86 systems. Others that might be interested should look into the paid offerings of the class at the link below.

Registration required.

More details:

http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event/applied-physical-attacks-on-x86-systems-2138857558

https://securinghardware.com/course-catalog/pax/

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Thursday
May 5
Ruby Coworking **CANCELLED**
Crema Bakery & Cafe

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

Analytics Pros: Google Analytics 1/2 Day Training
Revolution Hall

Analytics Pros Presents: 12:00-5:00pm Google Analytics for Optimization Training

This 1/2 day training session is a great way to quickly learn from the analytics experts, and is perfect for those getting started with Google Analytics or just looking for tips on how to get the most out of their optimization efforts.

There are limited seats remaining for the 12:00-5:00pm session. Take advantage of the special $99 price (regularly $399) and sign-up today.

Training Agenda:

12:00 - 1:30pm: Crash Course to Google Analytics

1:45 - 2:15pm: How to find what to test with Google Analytics

2:15 - 2:45pm: Integrating Google Analytics and your optimization platform

2:45 - 3:45pm: Exercise: Create, Target, and Analyze Audiences

4:00 - 5:00pm: Reporting Options, Google Optimize Demo, and Q&A

5:30 - 7:00pm: Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour featuring Cali Pitchel

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"SharePoint 101" with Portland SharePoint User Group
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of SharePoint? Join the SharePoint User Group in this free end-user training. This three-hour training includes:

• Intro to the SharePoint User Interface • Using SharePoint Lists • Fundamentals of Document Libraries • How to use SharePoint 2013 Search

You will need to bring a modern laptop with WiFi. Please RSVP on the meetup.com page!

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Rose City Atari Club
Stadium Fred Meyer

A gathering of people who love Atari games and computers — Atari 8-bit computers, Atari ST, Atari Jaguar, Atari 2600, etc! Bring your hardware. $5 donation.

First Thursday at CENTRL Office
CENTRL Office

Enjoy happy hour at CENTRL Office with art from J. Pepin Art Gallery and beer from Ecliptic Brewing. Enjoy small bites from Pok Pok! We will be promoting Amazon Prime Now and raffling off 4 Pint Glasses for Pints in the Pearl! Hope to see you all there!

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Do What You Love Comedy Series PDX
WeWork US Custom House

Laugh until it hurts at the Do What You Love Comedy Series PDX, a live and independent stand-up showcase, highlighting the next generation of Pacific Northwestern Stand-Up Stars. Every month, five of the most accomplished Portlander comedians as featured on Bridgetown Comedy, All Jane Comedy, SF Sketchfest, Helium Comedy, and Comedy Central are showcased.

Join us, have some drinks, and meet some new people who like to laugh! Bring photo ID and prepare to show the attendant at the front door your RSVP to gain entry.

Bar/Door 5:30pm Show 6pm* 21+

NOTE: RSVP IS REQUIRED on Universe for entry and will be checked at the door:

On May 5th our featured comedians include:

Bri Pruett (Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, NPR’s Live Wire TBA Festival, Bridgetown, Riot LA, SF Sketch Fest, All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and more)

Matt Monroe (The Limestone Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, and Crom Fest.)

Caitlin Weirhauser (Bridgetown, All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, and Seattle Sketchfest)

David Moscarro (FUNNY HUMANS VS. THE Wheel, The Awkward Phase.)

Hosted by & Co-Produced by

Alex Falcone (Portlandia, Live Wire, Bridgetown, Bumbershoot, Sketchfest, and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival)

Curtis Cook (Vice, Big Sky Comedy Festival, the SLC Comedy Carnival, the Chicago Comedy Exposition, SF Sketchfest, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival.)

⇒Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/dowhatyoulovecomedyseries/events/

'Like' us on Facebook and RSVP that you're attending & access open bar.
⇒LIKE US HERE: https://www.facebook.com/Do-What-You-Love-Comedy-Series-PDX-236875326667626

⇒RSVP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/DoWhatYouLoveComedySeries/app/165292890192474/

WHEN: FRIDAY MAY 20TH WHERE: WeWork Custom House -220 NW 8th Ave TIME: 5:30 pm Libations – 6:15 pm Showcase

⇒This is a LIVE show. Due to the popularity of this event and out of respect for the artist, it's advised to show up before 6pm to guarantee entry. ⇐

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May Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour
Revolution Hall

What is Camp Optimization? Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins. Who is roboboogie? Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

Camp Optimization welcomes Cali Pitchel from Analytics Pros. Cali joins us this month to share her thoughts on: Why Digital Analytics Needs the Humanities.

"All too often we see data as a 'capital T -- Truth, hard numbers, fact, science. But data is meaningless without interpretation, and because so much depends on that interpretation, data analysis demands things like humility, integrity, and empathy.” - Cali Pitchel, Director of Marketing

Analytics Pros is a leading Google Analytics Partner and Premium Reseller helping brands like GoPro, ASICS, The New York Times, and Starbucks use data to better connect with and understand their customers.

First round of beers is on us! Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

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Lightning talks and office hours
Puppet Labs

Our scheduled speaker had to cancel unexpectedly so we'll have lighting talks and office hours.

The talks don't need to be formal at all. Just take 5-15 minutes sharing something you've learned or are working on.

To get the ball rolling I'll do:

"What I've learned about React Native and ClojureScript"

So what have you been working on? Don't be shy. Your group needs you.

And as for the office hours ... just come with your questions, problems and challenges and we'll try to help.

Thanks.

Julio

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PDXNode Presentation Night
Urban Airship Inc

PDXNode Presentation Night!

Speakers:

Join us on #pdxnode on Freenode irc or on github.com/PDXNode/pdxnode!

Presentations start at 6:30pm. We welcome open dialogue during the presentations. We're all here to learn!

Come a little early to say hi. We'll also be hanging out at 6:15pm to help any newcomers needing help to getting started by installing node and npm.

It will be a nice variety of topics and level of talks. If anyone is interested, we could also take discussions to post-talk drinks nearby. Maybe even hack a little.

New coders and new friends welcome! Say hi, make noise, and ask questions.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Switching to BSD Unix from GNU/Linux
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting

Who: Michael Dexter
What: Switching to BSD Unix from GNU/Linux
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live (PSU WiFi Permitting)

By popular vote!

Got the systemd/iptables/wish-I-had-OpenZFS blues?

Relief is just a download away!

BSD Unix has been quietly powering the Internet and a little bit of just about EVERYTHING that rubs ones and zeros together for... ever.

Once named the "Greatest Software Ever Written*", the University of California, Berkeley Computer Science Research Group's "Berkeley Software Distribution" is better than ever in the form of modern FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and their derivatives.

LEARN what Enterprise-class file systems and firewalls are available out-of-the box on modern BSD Unix

SEE the bhyve "BSD Hypervisor" in action on FreeBSD

FRAG** better on FreeBSD thanks to its faster-than-Linux Linux emulation

** I take people's word for it

This talk was originally proposed by long-time GNU/Linux user Larry Cafiero for LinuxFest Nortwest 2016 but was delivered by Portlander Michael Dexter when Larry could not attend the event.

About Michael Dexter

Michael fell in love with BSD Unix the moment he sat down in front of it at Lewis and Clark College in January of 1991. Since then, he has shepherded five virtualization and containment strategies into three BSDs, raised money for BSD efforts, organized three bhyvecon conferences, written dozens of articles about BSD Unix and spoken about BSD Unix-related topics at more events than he can count.

While PDXBSDCon has yet to take place, Michael is seriously considering printing "PDXBSDCon 2014" t-shirts.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG is open to everyone and does not tolerate abusive behavior on its mailing lists or at its meetings.

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SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series -- Portland
Mississippi Pizza

The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local and visiting authors in Portland and Seattle.

Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. Booksellers will be on hand with fresh copies of the authors’ books for you to buy and get autographed.

This May: authors Mishell Baker, Sonia Lyris and Camille Griep.

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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
May 6
First Fridays Free Days
Collective Agency

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it’ll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

There are 2 requirements: 1) RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectiveagency/ or http://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/ or Twitter @CollectiveAgenC with the time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for. This will be posted on our website, RSVP pages, and here on the wall. 2) While you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total.

Schedule: • 9am – Open for free • 12pm – Optional potluck lunch • 5pm – End of Open House

People here for free will have access to the big loft room, the kitchen, and restrooms, but not: conference rooms, locker storage, computer monitors. You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

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AgilePDX Pub Lunch: Minimum Loveable Product
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

The idea of "Minimal Viable Product" (MVP) is well known in Agile and Lean Startup circles. Where does an MVP reach its limit? What's another set of tools to use in minimal/startup mode but gain further understanding of customer needs?

"Minimal Loveable Product" is another arrow in the quiver for startups and startup-like organizations. By extending and expanding the ideas MVP uses, it concentrates on making users happy and excited to use the product.

What experiences do you have with Minimal Loveable Products? Is it good? Less than stellar? Does MVP actually fall short in the real world?

We'll be in the back. RSVP's to the Meet Up Group not required but very much appreciated or email jean@azuregate.net. It helps us determine whether to move the furniture.

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Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Startup Social + Art Show
Columbia Collective

At Columbia Collective we believe that "together is better" Whether you're you're a freelancer, a entrepreneur, or a startup, working in isolation is detrimental, that is why we work hard to provide a workspace this is inspiring, and fun, where ideas come together and a community is forged.

Come have a drink and socialize with local entrepreneurs, freelancers and startup junkies. Play ping pong or PS3, and get to meet our local artist of the month Paul of www.paulsartwork58.faso.com who's art work is up on display and for sale.

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Saturday
May 7
Coding and career help
Metal Toad

Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

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Monday
May 9
Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

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

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541)[masked] We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School. More Directions below.

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pdxrlang meetup: Collaborative coding with GitHub and RStudio server
Mozilla

Andrew Bray will discuss Collaborative coding with GitHub and RStudio server. He's in the faculty at Reed College here in Portland.

Doors open ~6 pm, talk starts at 6:30 pm

We'll visit a local watering hole afterwards.

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PDXFunc - Portland Functional Programming Study Group
Collective Agency

Bring your functional problems, success stories and questions.

Some possible topics for this month:

  • The relationship between applicative functors, arrows, and monads.

  • An experience report on debugging an IO related crash in Haskell.

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Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board Website
Tuesday
May 10
Growing Brands in the Marijuana Industry
BridgePort Brew Pub

Join us on May 10th as Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian’s voice on the marijuana industry, moderates a panel discussion about growing your brand in this new and evolving industry.

Topics will include marketing and branding in a dynamic, regulated environment, using data to formulate strategies, and firsthand stories of what’s working (and what’s not). Whether you’re in the marijuana industry or not, there are sure to be valuable marketing takeaways from this marketing case study.

Register now: http://www.ama-pdx.org/events/growing-brands-marijuana-industry/

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Open Source Bridge Planning Meeting / Work Sprint
TBD

Come join us to work on Open Source Bridge 2016! We've got just over three months til the conference!

Contact info@stumptownsyndicate.org for more information.

pdxrlang meetup: Meet, Greet, Hack
WeWork Custom House

We have monthly meetups with someone(s) giving a talk(s) on some usually technical topic involving R. We also have a great set of meetings run by Audrey Julian going over Coursera R course material.

We want to have another set of meetings where pdxrlang meetup members can meet each other, chat, hack on R projects, learn from one another, etc. Basically anything goes.

This is our first meetup of this type. Everyone is welcome!

Time: 615pm - 8pm

Doors open at 6 - DON'T SHOW UP BEFORE 6 - we'll start at 615.

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Wednesday
May 11
Portland 1 Million Cups
Deskhub

Join us for Lynn Le of Society Nine - the "brand for badass women"

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business.

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend.

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Angular Portland Presentation Night
Metal Toad Website
Stories from the Hardware Startup World w/ Joe Grand (aka Kingpin)
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC

Join us for our first Hardware Massive Portland event with guest speaker Joe Grand, a legendary hacker, product designer, and the founder of Grand Idea Studio, Inc.

Formerly known as Kingpin, Joe was a member of the influential hacker group L0pht Heavy Industries. He co-founded @stake, an information security firm later acquired by Symantec, and Chumby Industries, which produced one of the first intentionally open and hackable consumer devices. He was a co-host of Discovery Channel's Prototype This, an engineering entertainment program that followed the real-life build process of a unique prototype each episode, and has been a technical advisor to many hardware startups, including MakerBot and Crowd Supply.

Never one to follow the status quo, Joe has successfully forged his own path doing what he loves to do - hacking, engineering, and teaching. In this session, Joe will share uncensored stories of his experiences being part of, working for, and advising startups. He'll talk about the importance of finding the right people, focusing on a market, choosing funding, and building a business based on passion, not fueled by a quest for fame or riches.

SPONSORS:

• Food & Drink are sponsored by Crowd Supply, the crowdfunding platform for hardware startups.

• Venue is sponsored by JLR Tech Incubator. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) operates the Open Software Technology Center (OSTC), a unique state-of-the-art facility in Portland that focuses on In-Vehicle Infotainment.

SCHEDULE:

• 6:00-6:30 Networking with beer, wine & light fare (vegan friendly)

• 6:30-7:00 Opening Remarks & Demos*

• 7:00-7:45 Building Hardware Startups w/ Joe Grand

• 7:45-8:00 Q&A's

• 8:00-9:00 More Networking

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Hidden in Plain Sight - Coding Careers Where You Least Expect Them
Code Fellows

Considering a career in coding, and wondering what job possibilities there are for you once you're trained up?

Come and hear from programmers who work for companies you may not immediately associate with web and software development. Portland developers from Wal-Mart, Jaguar Land Rover and a big retail company in Beaverton will tell you a bit about themselves, how they got into their current roles and what exaclty they do there. They'll then take any and all questions from the audience. Space is limited so RSVP now!

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Thursday
May 12
DocuSign and Nintex
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Nintex User Group meeting: Kelsha Black with Marquam will be speaking about the Nintex + DocuSign integration, how it's setup and how to apply it to your workflows and organization.

Catering provided by sponsors.

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Nike Tech Talks
NIKE DECATHLON CLUB CAFE

Join us at the Nike Tech Talks hosted by Nike Digital on Thursday, May 12th. We're bringing two great speakers to the Nike campus and there will be time to network and enjoy snacks and drinks.

Getting Started with Apache Mesos Roger Ignazio | Tech Lead, Mesosphere

Diving into DSE Graph Dani Traphagen | Technical Trainer, DataStax

Questions? Contact Michelle.Cassinelli@nike.com

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Saturday
May 14
Code Fellows Code 101
920 SW Third Ave. Floor 2, Portland, OR 97204

Register on EVENTBRITE!! Come learn beginners code.

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! This one-day workshop is the perfect place to figure out if it’s for you. You’ll get a sneak peek of what a career in coding involves, plus a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience.

Learn how websites are built and code one yourself using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices.

An hour before the start of the workshop will be dedicated to helping students get their computers set up with the appropriate tools.

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Coding and career help
Metal Toad

Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

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Sunday
May 15
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
May 16
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of 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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

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

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541)[masked] We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School. More Directions below.

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PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the April meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Colin Hom from CoreOS

Colin will showcase how CoreOS deploys production Kubernetes clusters on AWS and the open-source tooling around this process. Kube-aws built around the idea of "cluster artifacts" and is designed to be secure, auditable and reproducible. A simple templating system is leveraged to generate cluster configuration as a set of declarative configuration templates that can be version controlled, audited and re-deployed. Since the entirety of the provisioning is by AWS CloudFormation and cloud-init, there’s no need for external configuration management tools on your end. Batteries included!

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

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Tuesday
May 17
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
DeskHub

Join us for happy hour at DeskHub! Come network and have fun! We will have a short segment at 5:30, which includes:

  • Introduction to DeskHub

  • Hear from our Entrepreneur Spotlight Leah Silber from Tilde

  • Lightning talk from Tracy Hooper on How to introduce yourself with impact

Make sure you say hi to Ronda Closner. She runs DeskHub! Read our May newsletter to learn more about Ronda.

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

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World IP Day
WeWork Custom House

Culture. Thanks to the digital landscape its impact is further reaching than ever. That’s why it’s very important for there to be a flexible (and easily understood) intellectual property system in place to help foster the projects of creative industries and individuals.

Join the Technology & IP community in celebrating World IP Day! This years theme is Digital Creativity: Culture reimagined. We’ll be hosting an evening full of lightning talks and interactive demonstrations from a group of creative individuals making digital waves in the Portland community and beyond. We will be highlighting a variety of creative fields including film, video games, mobile, sportswear, product design and more!

Our presenters will answer such questions as:

*What’s the impact of the digital environment on creators?

*What are some of the biggest challenges/successes they’ve experienced regarding copyright and trademark law?

*How do IP Laws affect the creative process?

Stay tuned for featured speakers/companies!

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7CTOs - Portland CTO Happy Hour
Deschutes Brewery

Please RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-cto-happy-hour-tickets-25220796080

Let's have drinks and appetizers together.

Portland CTO is an initiative by 7CTOs to bring technology leaders together. As fellow CTOs we have a deep appreciation for the shared challenges we face and we know how important it is to get out of our heads and enjoy some beer time together.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Topic to be announced!

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Wednesday
May 18
WebVisions Portland
through Revolution Hall

This is Design x Strategy: Building the Future Web WebVisions Portland May 18-20 at PNCA and Revolution Hall http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/

Discover how mobile and connected devices, design, user experience and content strategy are impacting the the future of the Web. Get the inside scoop from the Internet’s leading experts: Douglas Rushkoff will explore themes from his new book, “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus”, Mike Monteiro muses on why “This is the Golden Age of Design...and we’re screwed”, Nina Freeman will share her experiences in creating indie games and more. Sign up for a Three Day Pass to experience awesome workshops with Nathan Shedroff, Aaron Draplin, Leo Frishberg, Paul Backett, and Chris Butler.

Register today at: http://wvpdx16.eventbrite.com

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Website Performance with New Relic
New Relic

ChickTech Presents: Website Performance Measuring w New Relic

Price: $15 for two Wednesday sessions

Please register and pay ahead on Eventbrite

*Make sure you register on Eventbrite with an email address you check often because important setup information will be emailed out prior to event

What to bring: • Your personal computer • Familiarity with git and the terminal/command line

Workshop #1: May 18, 2016: Website Performance Discussion and Development Environment Setup The performance testing series will start off with a discussion about the definition of performance testing, the theory and computer science concepts behind it, and how these come together to create New Relic technologies. We will be discussing what tools New Relic develops and the engineering skills required. Attendees are encouraged to install development environments before the workshop and follow other setup instructions, so that instructors can focus on troubleshooting in this session.

• Discussion of Performance Testing [1 hour]

• Development Environments Running

*Make sure you register on Eventbrite with an email address you check often

Workshop #2: May 25, 2016: Use New Relic Application Performance Monitoring to test performance within an example project In this development workshop, we will implement New Relic tools to demonstrate how these tools work and how to implement them in a Node.js development environment. These skills can be taken back to one’s place of employment or implemented in private apps. We will be writing Javascript and running a database. http://newrelic.com/nodejs

By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of performance testing, working within a Node.js application, and web optimization. You will leave with a project implementing New Relic performance testing.

ChickTech Career’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who wants to learn about performance testing, optimization, and/or New Relic technologies to register for this event!

Dates: May 18 and May 25, 2016 Time: Doors open at 5:30pm and close around 8:30pm. The sessions will run 6-8pm Location: New Relic

The workshop will be led by Ian Dees, senior engineer on New Relic’s Platform team Ian Dees was first bitten by the programming bug in 1986 on a Timex Sinclair 1000, and has been having a blast in his software apprenticeship ever since. Ian spent his first eleven years in Portland slinging firmware, tests, and puns at Tektronix, a local test equipment maker. A not-so-secret hankering for Ruby brought him to New Relic, where he builds projects that help you measure your website’s performance.

About New Relic Life’s too short for bad software. We live by this mantra and endeavor to make it easy for you to understand and improve the relationships between your applications, your customers, and your business. Think of our analytics engine as an awesomely clever member of your team. It works tirelessly, revealing truths about every part of your software nearly instantaneously—from the performance of your applications to the experiences of your customers to how all of it impacts your bottom line.

*Registration pays for snacks both evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount leftover supports the nonprofit efforts of ChickTech: High School.

Jr Dev Meetup
Epicodus

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

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Xamarin Evolve 2016 Highlights - Portland Mobile .NET Developers Group
Viewpoint Tech Center

This time we will present highlights from the Xamarin Evolve conference (http://evolve.xamarin.com). You won't want to miss this!

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Thursday
May 19
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Area - S.T.E.M. Challenge Meet Up
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Area- Blazers Club

We're putting together a group for our first Lunch Club meeting discussing the at-risk youth in our community and how to get them engaged with S.T.E.M. programs and career opportunities. Bring your passion, expertise and ideas on how to support programs, engage the tech community and find opportunities for our youth. We have a variety of different ways to get involved. Do you have an interest in training or providing an experience to our youth? Would you like to volunteer for one of our existing programs? How about building a tech coalition that provides financial and In-Kind support? Let's have lunch and get some work done. Join the event on meetup.com.

http://www.meetup.com/Boys-Girls-Clubs-of-Portland-Metro-S-T-E-M-Challenge/events/230475094/

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OpenStack PDX May
Puppet Labs

Our next get together will be in May with David Stewart from Intel! He is joining us to talk about "doubling performance in Swift with no code changes"

All interpreted languages come to the point in their evolution where a radical turn is needed to optimize performance and a Just In Time (JIT) compilation is the direction they have all turned. We would argue that now is the time for Python. In perhaps an extreme case, Swift’s performance is greatly affected by the latency of Python’s default CPython interpreter. Recently Swift throughput was improved 111% on a 15 node storage cluster and response time was boosted 87%. This was achieved by using PyPy, the JIT version of Python. This talk will describe a proof-of-concept study using PyPy in production with Swift, offer a roadmap for broad adoption of PyPy in the Python world, and provide clear steps for implementing PyPy in Swift.

Bio: David Stewart is the manager of the Server Language Optimization Team in the Data Center Software Technology group at Intel where he helped launch the effort. David has been an operating systems development expert for his whole career, starting out with Unix in 1980. David serves on various boards including the Yocto Project Advisory Board and the CE Linux Working Group, both part of the Linux Foundation. Before the formation of his current team, David held a variety of management positions in Intel’s Software and Services Group and in Intel’s Desktop Boards and Systems division.

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Ctrl^H Presents: JUNK SLEEP
CTRL-H Hackerspace

We are hosting an electronic art and music event for the Kenton neighborhood's Third Thursday Art Walk, MAY 19th @ 7:00pm

More info coming soon.

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Saturday
May 21
Coding and career help
Metal Toad

Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

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Open Source Bridge Planning Meeting / Work Sprint
TBD

Come join us to work on Open Source Bridge 2016! We've got just over three months til the conference!

Contact info@stumptownsyndicate.org for more information.

Sunday
May 22
Project Management Information Fair for Veterans
1900 S.W. Fourth Ave., Ste. 2500A

Don't miss this opportunity for veterans to learn about educational and career opportunities in Project Management, as well as an introduction to PMI Portland Chapter. This is a free event for military veterans and their spouses to learn about educational and career opportunities in Project Management. Active, reserve, guard, and retired are invited. All levels of project experience are welcome, too.

Career and Educational Sponsors to be announced soon!

Be sure to register in advance by clicking the "Register Now" button above.

Agenda

Introduction to Project Management The Military & Project Management PM Educational Resources PM Certification Resources PM Career Resources PMI Portland Chapter

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Monday
May 23
STEM Coffee Hour
Latte Da

We are happy to announce that we will be holding our second event at Latte Da in downtown Vancouver!

This is an opportunity to meet and engage others who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related fields here in the SW Washington area, so be sure to bring business cards and information on projects you may be working on, opportunities for others in the community, etc.

Those of you wanting something non-caffeinated after work will be glad to know the venue also has beer and wine available.

Looking forward to another hour of networking and supporting local business!

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Monday Python Flying Circus (Programmer Peer Mentoring Night)
PDX Code Guild

Bring your laptop. Learn and/or share your existing knowledge with others. This group focuses on Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, CSS and HTML. Other languages are welcome.

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

Set aside one night a week to become a better developer, pick up new skills, and get help with your projects and learning. We'll have mentors on hand and a community of other learners to meet and work with.

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

Free parking! Save this number in case you need help finding us: (541)[masked] We are at 2626 SW Corbett Ave, two buildings down from the Portland State Business Accelerator, and near the International School. More Directions below.

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OWASP: Scanning APIs with OAS 2.0 (Swagger)
New Relic

Scanning APIs with OAS 2.0 (Swagger):

The Open API Specification is a relative newcomer in the history of web service interface documentation. It stands apart from its predecessors by not tying itself to a specific vendor technology, and aims to embrace all forms of RESTful HTTP. Leveraging this powerful specification for automated scanning of APIs will save time by providing a straightforward mechanism to evaluate APIs without having to proxy traffic or manually build attack vectors.

Topics covered

  • What is the OpenAPI Specification (Swagger)
  • How Swagger/REST relates to SOAP/XML
  • Tools for converting to/from swagger to 'X'.
  • Scanning a simple RESTful JSON based API with Swagger
  • Swaggering the SDLC.

Speaker

Scott Davis
Rapid7
Application Security Researcher
Portland, Oregon Area

Scott has been developing software professionally for over 15 years in a variety of contexts and technologies including wireless sensor networks, robotics, migration modeling & visualization, ERP, interactive projection art, product development and security services. Scott has spent as many years focusing on the security aspects of these technologies, and has leveraged this background to lead the engineering security team at Webtrends for several years. Currently, he serves as Application Security Research for Rapid7.


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


Meetings are free and open to the public.

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Tuesday
May 24
Networking Night @ Mozilla

RSVP policy: you will need to register through Eventbrite here: www.eventbrite.com/e/networking-night-mozilla-tickets[masked] 


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The goal of our monthly Networking Night is to introduce our members to new companies, careers in tech, and to showcase great engineers, designers, product managers, etc working at those companies.

In May, we will be hosted by Mozilla and we plan to have lightning talks (talks of 5 minutes or less) about coding, technology, cool projects, etc. 

Program 

6:00-6:30 - Check-in 
6:30-6:40 - Women Who Code Intro + Mozilla Intro 
6:40-7:40 - Lightning Talks 
7:40-8:00 - Wrap-up

Apply to Speak!

This month, we will have eight speakers each do a 5-minute lightning talk. 

Submit your proposal for a lightning talk here

Current Line-up

Jim Blandy - “Systems Programing in Rust”

- Rust is a new systems programming language from Mozilla that gives you concurrency, safety, and control over performance. Can Jim justify these wild claims in only five minutes? We'll find out! 

Dietrich Ayala - “Turning Sensors Into Signals” Humanizing IoT with Old Smartphones and the Web. 

Morgan Phillips - “Glowing Guacamole: A BASIC Interpreter in 8 hours!” - In this talk, I will share the story of how a small group of Mozilla engineers managed to build a BASIC interpreter in a single night. The interpreter lives at: mrrrgn.com/glowing-guacamole 

Gabriela Rodriguez Beron - “Coders in the Newsroom” - What does a coder in the newsroom do? Which kind of tools do we develop? Is this exciting or/and stress inducing? 

Shaelyn Watson - “Implementing Design with React Components” - We will implement a design using React components, demo-ing how to break down a design into logical presentational components.

More speakers TBA.

Who Should Attend? 

Anyone is welcome to attend, as long as you support our mission and agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

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Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Wednesday
May 25
Papers We Love
WeWork Custom House

What was the last paper you read and loved within the realm of computing? What did it inspire you to build or tinker with? Come share the ideas in an awesome academic/research paper with fellow engineers, programmers, and paper-readers. Lead a session and show off code that you wrote that implements these ideas or just give us the lowdown about the paper. Or, just come, listen, and discuss!

This month's paper is "Dynamic Cicular Work-Stealing Deques" by David Chase and Yossi Lev, and will be presented by Nick Fitzgerald.

PDF: http://neteril.org/~jeremie/Dynamic_Circular_Work_Queue.pdf

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Saturday
May 28
PyCon 2016
through Oregon Convention Center

PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyCon is organized by the Python community for the community. We try to keep registration far cheaper than most comparable technology conferences, to make PyCon accessible to the widest group possible. PyCon is a diverse conference dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience to everyone. Our code of conduct is intended to help everyone maintain the PyCon spirit. We thank all attendees and staff for observing it.

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Coding and career help
Metal Toad

Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

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Tuesday
May 31
RainSec
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jun 1
PDXRust June: Lightning Talks
Mozilla

Are you a Rust expert? Have you played with Rust a bit and told yourself you really should write more code in it, but never made the time? Do you just like learning about cool new programming languages? If any of these apply to you, come to the PDXRust meetup to learn more and meet others with similar interests!

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6-8pm, at Mozilla's Portland space. The first hour is either lightning talks from group members or a more in-depth tutorial from a Rust expert, and the second hour is hacking and social time.

Join us in #pdxrust on irc.freenode.net (http://webchat.freenode.net/) with any feedback about what you'd like to see!

Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct defines the Rust community's expectations for participation.

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Thursday
Jun 2
TechJunction
Hilton Eugene

F2F Events, Inc. (F2F) produces CPE-accredited educational conferences for IT professionals focusing on the latest developments in information security, IT infrastructure and communications. F2F’s TechJunction conference series is dedicated to providing both attending delegates and sponsors a strong return on their investment of time and resources. With a “by invitation-only” format, cutting-edge content, interactive labs & exhibits, and other complimentary delegate benefits (coffee, lunch, cocktails; etc.) TechJunction has earned the reputation as “THE technology conference” for IT professionals across the country.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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Friday
Jun 3
First Fridays Free Days
Collective Agency

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it’ll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

There are 2 requirements: 1) RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectiveagency/ or http://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/ or Twitter @CollectiveAgenC with the time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for. This will be posted on our website, RSVP pages, and here on the wall. 2) While you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total.

Schedule: • 9am – Open for free • 12pm – Optional potluck lunch • 5pm – End of Open House

People here for free will have access to the big loft room, the kitchen, and restrooms, but not: conference rooms, locker storage, computer monitors. You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

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Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Saturday
Jun 4
IndieWeb Summit 2016
through Vadio

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites.

Join us in downtown Portland for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web!

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

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Coding and career help
Metal Toad

Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

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Tuesday
Jun 7
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

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Open Source Bridge Planning Meeting / Work Sprint
TBD

Come join us to work on Open Source Bridge 2016! We've got just over three months til the conference!

Contact info@stumptownsyndicate.org for more information.

Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
Crowd Compass

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

Thanks to CrowdCompass for providing the venue this month!

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

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

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Wednesday
Jun 8
Modern Web Dev Workshop: Sass Workshop 1 of 3
Planet Argon

Explore the power of Sass / SCSS over three action-packed evenings. Variables, mixins, math, functions, directives, and more!

We all know that staying on top of recent web trends, tools, and best practices isn’t easy. The Modern Web Dev workshop will help you get up to speed with our absolutely favorite CSS pre-processor.

If you’re interested in writing exceptional front-end code, whether you’re just getting into the field or simply haven’t had the time to keep up with the latest and greatest, you’ll leave these workshops with a good understanding how to use Sass to style sites quickly, efficiently, and intelligently.

Workshop 1 June 8, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intro to Sass - SCSS syntax, nesting, variables, @extend, placeholders, color functions.

Workshop 2 June 15, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intermediate Sass - mixins, media queries, @import, control directives, custom functions.

Workshop 3 June 22, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Real World Sass – compiling, libraries, modular Sass, partials, and much more!

$40 each session or attend all three for $100

Reserve your spot at http://www.planetargon.com/workshops/modern-web-dev/

Founded in 2002, Planet Argon is a creative web agency in Portland, Oregon that designs and develops web and mobile applications. Our core focus is to simplify lives through digital technology. We value proactiveness, dependability, versatility, collaboration and delightfulness.

Your workshop teachers are a mix of designers and developers, with decades of experience and expertise between them.

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CHIFOO Event: Empowering Community Moderators
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Empowering Community Moderators to Make Values-Based Decisions" with Jasen Balmat, OkCupid!

Working in tandem with scripted filtration tools, Moderators act as gate-keepers. Often under-paid and poorly supported, Community Moderators work invisibly at the heart of the social community. Each day, these individuals make thousands of judgement calls on behalf of the community they serve. At their best, Community Moderators provide personal care and an attention to detail which enriches each community member’s experience on an individual level. Their careful decisions contribute to a sense of safety and well-being that is the hallmark of a healthy community.

About the Speaker

Jasen Balmat is a visual artist turned tech-geek who leads the Community Moderation team at OkCupid. He holds BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Saturday
Jun 11
Coding and career help
Metal Toad

Join us for coffee and code as we help each other progress our careers. We'll meet in the lobby at 10:00am. The doors will be locked, so call Dan if you need entry later. Bring your computers!

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Monday
Jun 13
Test Ruby PDX Monthly Meeting
Renew Financial

Portland's testing user group for Ruby developers! Conversation and peer mentoring starting at 6, presentations at 7. For more information, follow @TestRubyPDX on Twitter or join the #testrubypdx Slack channel (under the pdxruby team). We are still looking for speakers, so if you're interested, visit testrubypdx.org/speak for details and suggested topics!

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Wednesday
Jun 15
Jr Dev Meetup
White Owl Social Club

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

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Modern Web Dev Workshop: Sass Workshop 2 of 3
Planet Argon

Explore the power of Sass / SCSS over three action-packed evenings. Variables, mixins, math, functions, directives, and more!

We all know that staying on top of recent web trends, tools, and best practices isn’t easy. The Modern Web Dev workshop will help you get up to speed with our absolutely favorite CSS pre-processor.

If you’re interested in writing exceptional front-end code, whether you’re just getting into the field or simply haven’t had the time to keep up with the latest and greatest, you’ll leave these workshops with a good understanding how to use Sass to style sites quickly, efficiently, and intelligently.

Workshop 1 June 8, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intro to Sass - SCSS syntax, nesting, variables, @extend, placeholders, color functions.

Workshop 2 June 15, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intermediate Sass - mixins, media queries, @import, control directives, custom functions.

Workshop 3 June 22, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Real World Sass – compiling, libraries, modular Sass, partials, and much more!

$40 each session or attend all three for $100

Reserve your spot at http://www.planetargon.com/workshops/modern-web-dev/

Founded in 2002, Planet Argon is a creative web agency in Portland, Oregon that designs and develops web and mobile applications. Our core focus is to simplify lives through digital technology. We value proactiveness, dependability, versatility, collaboration and delightfulness.

Your workshop teachers are a mix of designers and developers, with decades of experience and expertise between them.

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Saturday
Jun 18
Programming Languages I've Been Meaning To Try But Haven't Gotten Around To Yet
Simple

PLIBMTTBHGATY is a lightly-structured party where people get together and work on a project in a new programming language, either with or just near each other. Thanks to Simple and Thoughtbot for co-sponsoring!

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Open Source Bridge Planning Meeting / Work Sprint
TBD

Come join us to work on Open Source Bridge 2016! We've got just over three months til the conference!

Contact info@stumptownsyndicate.org for more information.

Sunday
Jun 19
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Jun 20
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of 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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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Tuesday
Jun 21
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Topic to be announced!

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Wednesday
Jun 22
Modern Web Dev Workshop: Sass Workshop 3 of 3
Planet Argon

Explore the power of Sass / SCSS over three action-packed evenings. Variables, mixins, math, functions, directives, and more!

We all know that staying on top of recent web trends, tools, and best practices isn’t easy. The Modern Web Dev workshop will help you get up to speed with our absolutely favorite CSS pre-processor.

If you’re interested in writing exceptional front-end code, whether you’re just getting into the field or simply haven’t had the time to keep up with the latest and greatest, you’ll leave these workshops with a good understanding how to use Sass to style sites quickly, efficiently, and intelligently.

Workshop 1 June 8, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intro to Sass - SCSS syntax, nesting, variables, @extend, placeholders, color functions.

Workshop 2 June 15, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Intermediate Sass - mixins, media queries, @import, control directives, custom functions.

Workshop 3 June 22, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Real World Sass – compiling, libraries, modular Sass, partials, and much more!

$40 each session or attend all three for $100

Reserve your spot at http://www.planetargon.com/workshops/modern-web-dev/

Founded in 2002, Planet Argon is a creative web agency in Portland, Oregon that designs and develops web and mobile applications. Our core focus is to simplify lives through digital technology. We value proactiveness, dependability, versatility, collaboration and delightfulness.

Your workshop teachers are a mix of designers and developers, with decades of experience and expertise between them.

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Tuesday
Jun 28
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Friday
Jul 1
First Fridays Free Days
Collective Agency

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it’ll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

There are 2 requirements: 1) RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectiveagency/ or http://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/ or Twitter @CollectiveAgenC with the time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for. This will be posted on our website, RSVP pages, and here on the wall. 2) While you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total.

Schedule: • 9am – Open for free • 12pm – Optional potluck lunch • 5pm – End of Open House

People here for free will have access to the big loft room, the kitchen, and restrooms, but not: conference rooms, locker storage, computer monitors. You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

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Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Tuesday
Jul 5
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

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Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting
New Relic

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

PRESENTATIONS at 7pm

After presentations we'll have more socializing time.

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Jul 6
Froyo: Using Rust to get fancy with storage
Mozilla

Linux has powerful block device mapping capabilities that are used by tools such as LVM. Froyo is a new tool that uses these capabilities in a dynamic way to create a hassle-free, redundant storage volume that grows with your data. In this talk, Froyo's creator Andy Grover will discuss its implementation, with special emphasis on the Rust language features and libraries that it builds upon.

This talk will cover a lot about libraries (serde, dbus-rs, nix, clap), how Froyo uses lang & std features (BTreeMap, Rc, RefCell, filter_map), and Froyo's internal data structures & representation.

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Thursday
Jul 7
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

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

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

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

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Monday
Jul 11
Test Ruby PDX Monthly Meeting
Renew Financial

Portland's testing user group for Ruby developers! Conversation and peer mentoring starting at 6, presentations at 7. For more information, follow @TestRubyPDX on Twitter or join the #testrubypdx Slack channel (under the pdxruby team). We are still looking for speakers, so if you're interested, visit testrubypdx.org/speak for details and suggested topics!

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Tuesday
Jul 12
pdxrlang meetup: Two talks: A/B testing analysis and http requests
Mozilla

We'll have two talks this meetup:

  • Jim Walter: Adapting A/B Testing To Software Performance And Efficiency

  • Scott Chamberlain: request - an R library to make http requests a snap & http request caching

Doors open after 6 pm. DO NOT SHOW UP BEFORE 6 PM. Talks start at 6:30 pm. Repeat: DO NOT SHOW UP BEFORE 6 PM.

Doors are open at bottom, take elevator to 3rd floor, door should be open for suite 320

We'll visit a local watering hole afterwards.

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Wednesday
Jul 13
CHIFOO Event: Designing for Happiness
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Designing for Happiness" with Pamela Pavlisack, Change Sciences?!

What does is mean to design for happiness? Based on a combination of design research and data science, this session will explore what makes people happiest when they use technology and what we can learn from that to design for positive outcomes.

About the Speaker

Pamela Pavliscak founded Change Sciences. She has a book about designing for happiness coming out in the next year and is a frequent speaker at conferences like SXSW, Collision, Future of Web Design, and Webvisions.

Come join CHIFOO for our seventh speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Sunday
Jul 17
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Jul 18
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of 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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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Wednesday
Jul 20
Codepen Show & Tell
FINE

Refresh PDX has teamed up with Codepen to do a meet up! Tim Sabat, one of the Codepen founders will be joining us.

Have a pen that you want to talk about? Have something you’re trying to make work in a pen and need some advice and support? Come out to the meet up and share your work. If you know you want to share, please let us know ahead of time, otherwise we’ll be creating a presenting list as people arrive.

Ideas for what to share?

  • A cool pen you made that can help others learn a new technique
  • A pen you may be having trouble getting working and you want to tap into a hive mind
  • Ideas on how to use Codepen in your workflow for your job
  • How you may be using Codepen as a team to iterate over prototypes or design

So come on out to talk pens with us, we can’t wait to see you.

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Tuesday
Jul 26
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Tuesday
Aug 2
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

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Wednesday
Aug 3
CHIFOO Event: 10th Annual Bowling Party!
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

Come join us for the tenth annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

Don't be a turkey get some turkeys. Don’t forget your socks and lucky bowling ball!

Come join CHIFOO on September 14th for our eighth speaker event next month for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Friday
Aug 5
First Fridays Free Days and Five-Year Anniversary
Collective Agency

Collective Agency turned 5 years old on June 15th (first planning meeting) and August 1st (opened as our own location). A lot has happened in 5 years: we've been an experiment in workplace democracy with optional participation, making here like our ideal city or village. We've hosted more than 200 tech events open to the public listed on Calagator, and many more non-tech events (over 1,000 paid meetings, and around 1,000 member lunches). We've won awards as a coworking place and a workplace democracy.

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck birthday celebration lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it’ll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

There are 2 requirements: 1) RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectiveagency/ or http://www.meetup.com/Collective-Agency-community-workplace/ or Twitter @CollectiveAgenC with the time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for. This will be posted on our website, RSVP pages, and here on the wall. 2) While you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total.

Schedule: • 9am – Open for free • 12pm – Optional potluck lunch, with birthday cake. • 5pm – End of Open House

People here for free will have access to the big loft room, the kitchen, and restrooms, but not: conference rooms, locker storage, computer monitors. You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

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Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Monday
Aug 8
Test Ruby PDX Monthly Meeting
Renew Financial

Portland's testing user group for Ruby developers! Conversation and peer mentoring starting at 6, presentations at 7. For more information, follow @TestRubyPDX on Twitter or join the #testrubypdx Slack channel (under the pdxruby team). We are still looking for speakers, so if you're interested, visit testrubypdx.org/speak for details and suggested topics!

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Tuesday
Aug 9
DevOpsDays Portland 2016
through Oregon Convention Center

DevopsDays Portland is a two day event with a combination of presentations and open spaces designed to bring development and operations together at one conference.

Register to attend ($100 registration fee): http://devopsdays.org/events/2016-portland/registration/

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Monday
Aug 15
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of 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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

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Sunday
Aug 21
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Tuesday
Aug 23
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

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Friday
Sep 2
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 6
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

Website
Wednesday
Sep 14
CHIFOO Event: Let's Pretend
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Let's Pretend: Using Personas to Play with Personas to Play with Problems" with Carolyn Chandler and Anna van Slee!

To uncover the most common problems, designers must empathize with their users and come to know the spaces and times in which they move. In this interactive presentation, UX guru Carolyn and game designer Anna take personas and other empathy exercises to the next level.

About the Speakers

Carolyn Chandler, Mira Fitness

Carolyn has been working in the field of User Experience Design for over 16 years, and was named one of “Chicago’s Tech 50” by Crain’s Magazine. Now she leads the Experience Design efforts at Mira Fitness, which offers a wellness-focused wearable designed for women.

Anna van Slee, Sideshow Collectibles

Anna is Director of New Brands at Sideshow Collectibles, a production manager who is hands-on with production, particularly in writing/editing, visual design, UX/CX design, brand strategy and content creation.

Together, Anna and Carolyn, coauthored "Adventures in Experience Design" which teaches experience design to beginners with games and activities.

Come join CHIFOO for our eighth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Sunday
Sep 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.

Website
Monday
Sep 19
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of 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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

Website
Tuesday
Sep 27
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

Website
Tuesday
Oct 4
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 5
CHIFOO Event: Resistance is Useless
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Resistance is Useless" with Jason Sack, eBay!

What if intelligence itself is artificial? We’ll spend some time looking at the reasons we behave the way we do, then break down some ways to let go of our over-developed, over-appreciated consciousness so we can become more empathetic and inspired designers.

About the Speaker

Jason Sack (@jasonsack) is currently UX & Design Leader - eBay. He studied at the University of Minnesota and California State University, and has taught interactive design at the Art Institutes International.

Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Friday
Oct 7
Affect Conf
through TBD

Affect is a new 2-day event about the work and design behind social good. It's part regular conference, with speaker talks, and part volunteering sessions, in which you'll get to head to local nonprofits and help out for half a day.


Program:

Kai Cheng Thom (Everyday Feminism):
Are You In or Out? Opening Social Justice Circles to Everyone

Deep Shah:
Healing Heathcare and Healing Yourself

Jessica Tate (ThinkShout)
Fighting Internet Censorship with Multi-cultural Design

Kahlief Adams (Spawn on Me):
Spawn4Good: A Lesson in Activist Gaming

Alfie Padilla (Pixel Arts):
Non-Binary Genders: A Queer and Practical Revolution

Amelia Abreu (Abreu Consulting):
Towards an Ethics of Care for Technology

Justin Kemerling:
Six Years of #NOKXL Design

Molly McLeod (Code for America):
Public Service Design: How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community

Liz Susong (Catalyst Wed Co):
When Wedding Media and Feminist Politics Meet

De Nichols (Civic Creatives):
Designing in Times of Social Conflict & Transition

Nadia Gathers (CODE2040):
Fatigue: on Burnout


Tickets available at: https://affectconf.com/register

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Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Sunday
Oct 16
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Oct 17
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of 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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

Website
Tuesday
Oct 25
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 1
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

Website
Wednesday
Nov 2
CHIFOO Event: Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments" with Michelle Kittrell, Cambia Health Solutions!

If we look closely at interactions that frustrate us we can clearly see bounded irrationality at play, disrupting our ‘expected’ path of outcomes. This talk will cover how the dynamic of neuroscience, culture, and personal preferences create “unique” rational experiences.

About the Speaker

Michelle Kittrell is a research analyst at Cambia Health Solutions.

Come join CHIFOO for our tenth and final speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Friday
Nov 4
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Sunday
Nov 20
PLUG Linux Clinic
Free Geek

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

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

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

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

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

Website
Monday
Nov 21
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of 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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

Website
Tuesday
Nov 22
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

Visit our website for more information and sign up to join us.

Website
Friday
Dec 2
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 6
Drop-in Hour for Prospective Epicodus Students
Epicodus

Epicodus is a vocational school for aspiring programmers. Depending on what track you take, you can learn everything you need to know to get a job as a web developer or build your startup's app.

At Epicodus, you'll learn how to build web applications from top to bottom with modern technologies and practices. More importantly than any particular skill, though, you'll learn how to think like a programmer, write good code, and pick up new languages and technologies in this fast-changing industry.

We currently offer more than a dozen courses including, Introduction to Programming, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Rails, Android, Drupal, C#, .NET, CSS and Design. Not all classes are offered at all times.

Stop in to meet our staff, see the classroom and ask lots of questions!

Check out our FAQ.

Website
Sunday
Dec 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.

Website
Monday
Dec 19
NewTech PDX
FlexSpace

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of 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 meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
5:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
6:30pm - Event Begins!

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

  • Pres. #1: TBA

  • Pres. #2: TBA
  • Pres. #3: TBA
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA

8:00pm - After-Party at the BridgePort Brew Pub (1313 NW Marshall Street)

Website
Friday
Jan 6, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
Feb 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
Mar 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
Apr 7, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
May 5, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
Jun 2, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
Jul 7, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
Aug 4, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
Sep 1, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
Oct 6, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
Nov 3, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website
Friday
Dec 1, 2017
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

Website