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Saturday
Jul 23
Code Oregon Hacker Rank Codesprint Party at PDX Code Guild Alumni Hacker Space
PDX Code Guild

PDX Code Guild is opening it's doors Saturday and Sunday for participants and mentors of the Code OregonTech Hire Code Sprint.
Register here: https://www.hackerrank.com/techhire-codesprint
Code Oregon may be the largest program in the country participating in the Hacker Rank Codesprint, so they challenge you, our talented Code Oregon Community, to bring yourselves home some cash prizes and have some fun! Better yet, you’ll have your resume and score sent directly to TechHire employers. If you’ve never participated in a hackathon-like event before, here’s your chance!

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Monday
Jul 25
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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Tuesday
Jul 26
ES6 is Not Javascript
CSG Pro

Join us for our July meeting where Alvin Pivowar will be presenting "ES6 is Not Javascript".

Agenda

6:00pm Networking and Snacks
6:10pm Welcome and Announcements
6:20pm Presentation

Live Stream 

This event will be live streamed on Google Hangouts. Join us online if you can't make it to the event in Portland! 

https://plus.google.com/events/c2nfbh0lv8kki0esahgi77htbbk?hl=en


ES6 is Not Javascript

An introduction to the significant enhancements to Javascript. The newest version of Javascript is so fundamentally different then ES5 that continuing to use the language in the “old” way is no longer best practice. This talk presents those parts of ES6 that revolutionize the language, and demonstrates how to use them.

About the Presenter

Alvin Pivowar has been a computer professional since 1970. He grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and obtained “classical” computer science education, with an emphasis on compiler construction and operating system design.

• He has over 10 years’ experience in the hand-held / wireless industry.

• He has over 20 years’ experience in the back-end primarily with .NET and MEAN.

• Since 2012 (v. 1.1) he has been an expert / evangelist with front-end technologies, especially AngularJS.

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OCCA: Advanced Network Troubleshooting
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

The Oregon Computer Consultants Association presents Advanced topics in Network Troubleshooting

-Overview of switches/networking devices that offer tcpdump/pcap.
-How a span port works
-Viewing and troubleshooting via Wireshark.
-If time allows, advanced topics such as how to view SSL payloads in Wireshark.

Bio: Eric Hardin has been in IT for over 14 years and has held positions from help desk to Sr. Manager. He has worked for a few large companies in the Portland area and spent two years as a consultant. Currently Eric is a Sr. Manager, Cyber Defense Center at Nike.

Eric enjoys spending time with his family along with coin collecting and woodworking. Eric and his wife Angela have been married for ten years and they have two boys Wesley and Everett.

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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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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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CNPDX July: Kubernetes Anniversary
Urban Airship

We'll be having a meetup to celebrate the first anniversary of the Kubernetes 1.0 release, which we'll do by talking about the 1.3 Release.

Topic:

Kubernetes 1.3 Features

Kubernetes 1.3 was released a couple of weeks ago. It includes PetSet, AutoScaling, and more. Josh Berkus will talk about a bunch of Kubernetes 1.3 features, especially PetSet. He'll demonstrate the ones which are practical to do.

Since this is the first anniversary of Kubernetes 1.0, we'll have STUFF! Such as stickers, coloring books, and other swag. Also cake!

Location:

Urban Airship 1417 NW Everett St, Suite 300

This meetup is sponsored by Urban Airship, Google, Red Hat and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

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Wednesday
Jul 27
Ruby Lunch
Fat Head's Brewery

Eat lunch, talk Ruby. Programmers of all levels welcome!

Notion's Little Data Happy Hour
Central Office

Summer Orientation starts now! Learn how Little Data can lead to BIG results. For anyone interested in how to manage and align your team with data, learn from product experiments, and answer the questions "How are we doing?" and "How can we be better?"

Notion hosts a Portland-based, quarterly speaker series, and you're invited! Be inspired by leaders who use data to identify bottlenecks and build a collaborative data culture. You'll join members of Portland's vibrant tech and startup communities while enjoying some tasty snacks and beverages.

Many thanks to CENTRL Office for hosting Wednesday, July 27!

RSVP now to reserve your spot as there will be a limited number of tickets available!

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Homebrew Website Club PDX
Ankeny Tap and Table

Are you building your own website? Your own personal bot? RSS/Twitter/IRC/Slack reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, or help work on a project!

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Thursday
Jul 28
Ruby Coworking
Crema Bakery & Cafe

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

One Day Course: Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Portland, OR

Edward Tufte is professor emeritus at Yale with appointments in Political Science, Statistics and Computer Science. He presents his one day seminar on communicating complex information visually. It will be valuable for anyone who needs to clearly present large amounts of data and useful for UX designers.

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Develop useful and lasting applications on private and public Azure clouds
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

This presentation will focus on how Azure and Azure Stack enable developers to “write once” and have the flexibility to deploy in private or public clouds. Developers can create applications based on a variety of technologies such as Windows, Linux, .NET, PHP, Ruby or Java all of which can be deployed and operated the same way across on-premise, hosted and public Azure deployments. Atmosera will provide some insights into the upcoming Azure Stack release and how best to take advantage of all its features to create a consistent platform regardless of how it is deployed. In this presentation you will learn:

  1. How Azure Stack enables seamless deployments on both public and private Azure clouds.
  2. Limitations to take into consideration.
  3. Specific use cases for addressing application latency, backups, and Disaster Recovery (DR) across hybrid clouds.

Speaker: Scott Harvey, Vice President of Engineering at Atmosera Scott Harvey leads Atmosera's engineering team driving innovation and efficiency into the products and services Atmosera offers. Scott is focused on defining and executing the development of new hybrid services including the evolution towards an increasingly software-defined cloud service platform. Scott previously held leadership positions at APCON, Overture Networks, Fujitsu, Siemens, and Gilbarco. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, and one US Patent. https://www.linkedin.com/in/5036090017

Agenda: 11:30am registration and lunch - general Q&A 12:00pm presentation 12:30pm discussion and networking 1:00pm event ends

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OWASP: Social Engineering -- How to Avoid Being a Victim 
Jama Software (New Office)

Social engineering (an act of exploiting people instead of computers) is one of the most dangerous tools in the hacker’s toolkit to breach internet security. The Ubiquiti Networks fell victim to a $39.1 M fraud as one of its staff members was hit by a fraudulent “Business Email Compromise” attack. Thousands of grandmas and grandpas are victim of phishing emails and are forced to pay ransom to have their data released.

In this new millennium, the cyber security game has changed significantly from annoying harmless viruses to stealing vital personal data, causing negative financial impact, demanding ransom, and spreading international political feud. Anyone with presence in the Cyber space has to protect himself/herself, the infrastructure, customers, and also deal with the legal repercussions in the event of a breach. In this talk Bhushan will present the different types of social engineering practices including use of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, the bad guys successfully use. The victims can range from the “C” levels (CEO, CFO, CTO) down to the individual contributors in an organization to a grandparent on her laptop. The presentation will also discuss a variety of ordinary but effective measures such as awareness campaign that organizations can take to minimize the risk of breach.


Speaker Bhushan Gupta

A principal consultant at Gupta Consulting LLC., Bhushan Gupta is passionate about the integration of web application security into Agile software development lifecycle. His interests extend to Social Engineering and Attack Surface Analysis. Bhushan worked at Hewlett-Packard for 13 years in various roles including quality engineer, software process architect, and software productivity manager. He then developed a strong interest in web application security while working as a quality engineer for Nike Inc. After 5 years at Nike, he retired and since has been studying various facets of web application security. Bhushan is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt (HP and ASQ) and an adjunct faculty member at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Software Engineering. To learn more about Bhushan, visit www.bgupta.com.


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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Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

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

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

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

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Code Oregon Labs - Faster Websites - July 2016
Code Fellows

Agenda

6:00 pm - Doors Open/Registration/Networking/Setup 6:30 pm - Presentation 7:00 pm - Co-working/Collaborating/Tutor 8:30 pm - Clean up/Leave

About

Code Fellows invites online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs for some free tutoring from industry professionals! Bring your laptop and a desire to learn.

As a monthly community event, we strive to lower barriers for entering tech to ultimately increase diversity in talent.

Together with Code Oregon and generous volunteers from the #pdxtech community, Code Fellows is happy to host this event. Each month, our goal is a 6:1 tutor-to-learner ratio.

Look for pizza and beverages!

Speaker: RJ Zaworski

RJ Zaworski is a software developer working to build an open, inclusive, continuously improving internet. He will be speaking on keeping web-based applications running fast outside the development environment, which means coming to terms with a raft of external forces. Poor connections, browser quirks, and sheer physical distance are all conspiring against the end user experience.

From script blocking to browser caching, this workshop will develop a framework for recognizing common frontend performance issues and introduce tools for addressing them. Make it work; make it right; make it fast.

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Client Services for Agencies / Professional Meetup
Emerge Interactive

Drinks & Pizza provided.

The event will be from 6-8pm on Thursday July 28th at Emerge.

Portland has long been a hub for connecting and promoting strategic partnerships. As the Portland market continues to change in 2016, the need for business development, marketing and account professionals to work together in a collaborative way has become increasingly essential. With this in mind, Emerge Interactive & Splash Worldwide want to host you for round #3 of Client Relations for Agencies; a networking event dedicated to open collaboration between account professionals and a chance to connect with the best in class in Portland. After networking we will briefly go over some relevant industry discussion topics.

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Learn how to stay motivated during the summer months!
NedSpace Broadway

It’s summer which means it’s probably getting harder and harder to stay indoors working at your computer, being behind your camera, or making things in your craft room.

In order to deliver our best work professionally we need to take time to relax and recharge. This month we will be sharing what we do in the summer months to recharge and we look forward to hearing from you!

For one night, step away from your work to relax and enjoy summer with The Creative Roundtable community.

As always, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Bring your ideas and a friend or two. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Jehn & Jena
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ElmLang: Elm Intro and Experiences
Crowd Compass

We'll start off with an beginners intro to Elm in the first half of the meeting and move on to experience reports in the second half.

If you'd like to lead the intro discussion or if you'd like to share your experiences (lighting talk, etc) please let me know. We really need people to step up and share what they know.

Thanks for your support as we get the group going on a regular basis.

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BSD Pizza Night
Orenco Station HUB 9

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

Friday
Jul 29
Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best
NedSpace Broadway

First ever podcast done live as a part of the Portland Podcast Cooperative, and it's a doozy. Best selling author and host of the top podcast Unmistakable Creative Srinivas Rao is visiting Portland and doing a live podcast from NedSpace. And, every ticket holder gets an advanced released copy of Srini's new book.

This is such a special treat in so many damn ways.

1) It's Srini's first live show...ever

2) It's the Portland Podcast Cooperative first live podcast, ever

3) You will get a free ADVANCED hardcopy of Srini's new book Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best that comes with your ticket purchase ($25 purchase price)

4) If your lucky, he'll autograph the book just for you

5) You'll experience something new and learn some stuff to boot

6) Limited to the first 40 people, don't miss it

Friday July 29th 4:00-4:30 meet & greet 4:30-5:30pm live podcast show 5:30-6:00pm book signing

Limited tickets AND seating available (40) at $25, each ticket comes with a pre-release advanced copy of Srini's new book (which I personally think will hit the best seller list)

Flipping the mic on Srini, he'll be interviewed by professional photographer and all around good guy, Matt Monroe

Okay snack-shack the clock is ticking do don't dick around and miss this, order your ticket(s) today, like now.

RSVP now: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Podcast-Cooperative/events/232540519/

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Monday
Aug 1
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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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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Transportation Techies: Portland Show & Tell
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Show & tell for coders who have built bike- or transit-related projects. Come talk about open data, software, mapping, and transportation!

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pdxrlang meetup: aggregate - meet, greet, learn, collaborate
WeWork Custom House

pdxrlang Aggregate meetup No. 4! Everyone is welcome!

Agenda:

• brief intro/R project or problem: We'll go around the room, each person talk about an R project they've been working on, or a data/data-science problem, or something they want to learn, etc.

• After going around the room, anyone can share some code they've been working on and want help with / want feedback on. Make sure to have this ready before the meeting. Discuss here https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues/8

• Before arriving, use the pdxrlang/aggregate GitHub repository to discuss ideas for things to work on at aggregate -https://github.com/pdxrlang/aggregate/issues

• Do bring your computer (if you have one) in case you want to work on something.

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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".

CornDog Bike Tour 🦄 🐶 🚲
Several

Bikes, corn dogs, and fun. More details coming.

Thursday
Aug 4
Ruby Coworking
Crema Bakery & Cafe

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

CENTRL Office First Thursday with Base Camp Brewing
CENTRL Office

Join us for First Thursday at CENTRL Office! Base Camp Brewing Company will be serving beer and we will have ice cream from Ruby Jewel and small bites available all night!

Artist Chris Kelleher will be displaying his beautiful artwork and you will also have the option of participating in a Pop & Paint, LLC. Art Class! We will be painting the iconic Portland, Oregon sign while we sip some brews from Base Camp!

More about Chris Kelleher: Creating mostly through improvisation, I set out to build a relationship between marks focusing on movement, form and light. Though predominately abstract, the landscape of the Pacific Northwest has had a profound influence on my work. Whether I am painting at a live music performance or I am in my studio, music is an important part of the process. I allow music to directly translate into my work by accessing its poetry, melody, and above all else, rhythm. I try to allow each piece to flow from the brush with the same dynamic tendencies as water itself. I consider my work to be both spiritual and playful.

Frontend Peer Mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Join us for an evening of frontend programming! Bring your laptop, and something you want to learn, try, or build. Save this phone number in case you need directions. (541) 602-6215

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

This week we will do introductions at 6:20 pm and invite attendees to ask and answer questions and help each other with programming issues.

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Getting Declarative with Cats & Promesa w/ Matthew Lyon
Puppet

If you've ever had to interrupt a series of operations with ugly nested branching logic and thought, "there should be a better way", you're not alone. I'll show you how to use some basic category theory abstractions from funcool's cats library to write declarative code that's easier to read and reason about, and how to integrate it with their promesa library for declarative asynchronous programming.

Cats:

http://funcool.github.io/cats/latest

Promesa:

http://funcool.github.io/promesa/latest/

Bio: Matthew Lyon helps humans and computers communicate.

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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
Aug 5
First Fridays Free Days and Five-Year Anniversary (and 200th Calagator event)
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 (more than any venue except Free Geek, Lucky Lab and New Relic), and many more non-tech events (over 1,000 paid meetings, and around 1,200 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.

If you 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, then that's great.

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. 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 Dntn Pub Lunch: Report Back: Bringing the Team to the Work
McMenamins Ringlers Pub

As requested by attendees last month, Jama comes back this month to talk about the experiments its been running in bringing the team to the work.

Agile development practices encourage static teams with predictable velocities. However, this sometimes means giving projects to teams that may not be staffed appropriately to get it done as effectively and efficiently as possible. Jama has flipped this theory on its head and is focusing on trusting our teams to self-select onto projects they’re interested in tackling given our business and engineering priorities. In doing so our goals are to decrease epic lead time and increase quality and engagement in the work we are doing.

Cristian Fuentes has 12 years software experience working in various small startups and large IT organizations. As a developer Cristian has worked on teams experimenting with and using various XP, agile, scrum and Kanban practices and processes. Cristian is currently an Engineering Manager at Jama Software where he joined in the very early startup stage and experienced the growth and evolution of the product and engineering organization. Through this growth, the Jama engineering team has evolved and adapted to a changing landscape in pursuit of effective and empowering ways to work.

RSVP's are not required but gratefully accepted at agilepdxcoordinating@googlegroups.com

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PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Book Discussion on #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
Bottle + Kitchen

PDXWIT is organizing a "no host" book discussion on Sophia Amoruso’s #Girlboss. Here’s what Amazon say’s about the book:

In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called "Lean In for misfits," Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.

Sophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school--a job she'd taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Flash forward ten years to today, and she's the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $100-million-plus fashion retailer. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.

#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn't about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It's about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

Jean Richardson will be leading the book discussion. Jean says about the book, “As a long time business owner and consultant I was engrossed in what Amoruso had to say about leading a business, hiring people, getting things done, and growing up. She learned the hard way many things that seasoned business owners might have told her—with a 21st Century feminist spin. I admired her wit, drive, candor, tenacity, and self- possession.

There are lessons for every woman and girl over 12 in this book, and plenty of lessons for men who want to succeed in business and in life, as well. I mailed my print copy to my niece and bought the book on Kindle.”

This book is a best seller at Powell’s, as well, and they have stacks of them. You can find the book on paper, Kindle, and Audible. Read the book and come ready to talk about it. If you don’t have time to finish it, come anyway. Be ready to laugh, learn, share stories and make new connections.

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Saturday
Aug 6
Devsigner 2016
through University Place Hotel

The Devsigner 2016 Conference provides a time and place for designers and coders to gather, exchange ideas, learn from one another, broaden skill-sets, and interact with the local design community. Sessions will range from non-tech subjects (e.g. architecture) to highly technical implementation. This year will feature fewer sessions and more time to mingle, including a mixer Saturday evening.

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Monday
Aug 8
pdxrlang meetup: David Robinson, broom - tidy model outputs
WeWork Custom House

Sign up at: https://members.wework.com/events/david-robinson-broom-tidy-model-outputs-19084 - you must sign up at the link to be able to attend.

Speaker: David Robinson (http://varianceexplained.org/) - Data Scientist at StackOverflow

David will talk about broom (https://github.com/dgrtwo/broom), his R package for tidying model outputs.

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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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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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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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WDS 2016: Unconventional Work, Life, and Travel
through Downtown Portland (various)

Calling all dreamers, world-changers, entrepreneurs, travelers, and creatives! Interested in exploring the question: How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?

Join in Portland’s 6th annual World Domination Summit with thousands from around the world who value Community, Adventure, and Service.

Although our main-stage speaker experience is sold out, you can still get in on hundreds of attendee-led meetups, dozens of engaging workshops, and a spectacular closing party. It’s an awesome, immersive experience in life, work, and travel!

Learn more and grab a Connect ticket [https://worlddominationsummit.com/connect] to get access to WDS events all week long. Here’s a small sample of the activities available (for ticket holders only!):

Attend (or host!) Meetups: - Remote Workers of the World - Creating a Viable Business Plan for Your New Venture - Own Your Learning: the Power of Choice-Based Education - Niche Blogging - nailed it! Attend Spark Session discussions: - How to do the impossible - Building an audience - Travel Better, Cheaper, Longer - Honest Online Business - Live a Life You Love Attend a half-day Academy: - Think Better, Live Better - Be a Money Boss - How to Travel For 6 Months (or Longer!) - The Science of Happiness. Connect with attendees from around the world who share your interests and unconventional goals. Experience our spectacular Closing Party with new friends on Sunday, August 14th.

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pdxrlang meetup: Probabilistic Approaches to Multi-dimensional Fuzzy Joins: A GeoSpatial Example
Mozilla

Speaker: De'Mel Mojica

Abstract: This talk will be on a general approach to automatically join large-scale, geospatial data across distinct data sets, using a mix between Levenshtein Distance thresholds and Haversine Distance thresholds. This approach permits joining multiple data sets without the need to provide ad hoc normalization conventions for each data resource. In addition, this approach can be generalized beyond a geospatial field and applied any domain which requires joining across two or more non-identical dimensions.

We'll visit a local watering hole afterwards.

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Saturday
Aug 13
Code Fellows Code 101
Code Fellows

You MUST register on EVENTBRITE in order to save a spot for this event. IT IS A PAID EVENT. http://code101-aug16.eventbrite.com/?aff=callagator Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here!

This one-day workshop is the perfect place to figure out if coding is 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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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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Portland HoloLens Meetup
Oregon Story Board

A Portland-based gathering of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Holographic.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 16
Networking Night @ R/West: Women in Leadership

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/networking-night-rwest-tickets-25708936120 

On August 16th, R/West will be hosting one of our Networking Nights on their rooftop! The event will also feature a panel with the theme: “Women in Leadership.”

For this event, R/West is bringing together an impressive panel of leaders to share their professional stories and lessons learned. These are amazing women who have inspired us and we are delighted to connect them with other like-minded women.

We will kick off with stories and a Q&A with the panelists, followed by drinks and good company while you take in the Eastside views from the rooftop. 

Program

6.00pm – 6.30pm – Doors Open 

6.30pm – 7.45pm – Panel: “Women in Leadership"

7.45pm – 8.30pm – Mingle 

Panelists

- Jenny Moede | CEO at Citizen, Inc. - Kimberly Barta | Global Marketing Director at SOREL

- Tawny Schlieski | President of Oregon Story Board and Director of Desktop Research at Intel Corporation

- Sheena Provan | Director of Interactive at R/West 

- Panel Moderator: Chandni Patel, VP of PR and Brand Strategy at R/West NY Office

About the Venue

The event will take place on the rooftop. Note: the rooftop is not accessible to anyone with disabilities.

Who Should Attend?

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

About R/West

Founded in 1997, R/West is an integrated full-service marketing agency with offices in Portland, Ore., San Francisco and New York. The agency specializes in regional and national advertising, creative design, interactive strategy and design, media planning and buying, social media and public relations. For more information about R/West, please visit www.r-west.com.

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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
Aug 17
Innovation And Its Impact In Creating A New World Of Healthcare
online

Join us remotely early afternoon on Wednesday, August 17th for our second of three webinar series geared to help ease the busy Summer season of benefits decisions. Our lunchtime presentation and discussion will provide HR professionals with a well-rounded panel of speakers sharing innovations that are leading a new world of customized healthcare.

Part two of the series will focus on the role innovation still largely plays in the sometimes more traditional market of healthcare. As the health needs of employees evolve, there is a new baseline expectation of employees to have quick and personalized solutions at their fingertips.

Questions to be answered during this session:

-How do I continue to increase custom value to individual employees across an entire company? -What options are there for increasing employee engagement across multiple channels? -What are different ways that employers are increasing digital access to wellness without compromising privacy?

Speakers and moderator to be announced soon!

Registration is here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/innovation-and-its-impact-creating-new-world-healthcare

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pdxrlang meetup: Chester Ismay - Creating and using templates in R Markdown
WeWork US Custom House

Speaker: Chester Ismay (https://github.com/ismayc) - Instructional Technologist/Statistical Consultant at Reed College

Abstract: One of the great recent additions from RStudio is the ability to create templates in R Markdown that allows R users to customize output to a variety of document formats while only needing to write in Markdown. You can create templates for outputting Word documents, HTML documents, and PDF documents all including R code and its output. I’ll discuss how to go about creating templates, demonstrate an R Markdown senior thesis template I created for Reed College seniors that interfaces with the traditional LaTeX thesis template, and hopefully provide you with an opportunity to write a template of your own during this meeting.

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Thursday
Aug 18
Project Management for Nonprofits
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel: 1022 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

Nonprofit technology projects come in all types and sizes, and managing them is rarely anyones primary job. Success is often found not in simply getting “the thing” done, but in managing the process along the way.

It’s easy to understand how nonprofit staff get sidled with project management in the course of their work: you manage the website for your organization, so it just makes sense that you are responsible for the upcoming website redesign project, right? Likewise for the CRM migration, email platform transition, and on, and on.

Nervous about helming such a transition? That’s where this Lab comes in.

Managing a technology-related project for your nonprofit can seem like a daunting task, whether you have experience in project management or not. Each project and organization presents its own unique set of challenges. Even if you feel like you have a good system in place, having a chance to connect with other’s approaches and perspectives can be an eye-opening experience.

During this Lab, we will spend the day working through strategies, frameworks, and best practices to help guide you through the range of technology-related projects that you encounter and how to better manage them for success. Be prepared for exercises that will get you thinking about a particular project your organization is currently working on or getting ready to begin. Also come ready to share your experiences, tips, and lessons learned with the rest of the group as we work to learn as a community.

At the NTEN Lab, you will learn how to:

Oversee project budgets Develop project plans Reign in scope creep Manage internal communications & expectations Handle vendor relationships Monitor & evaluate the “success” of your project

About the NTEN Lab

The NTEN Lab is an in-person, collaborative space for shared learning, as well as an opportunity to connect with your peers to explore different ways to manage technology-related projects for your organization. This hands-on workshop is focused on bringing in your organization’s context in a way that allows you to learn from and support others in the nonprofit community.

Details

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm (doors open at 8:30am)

Location: Portland: The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel: 1022 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205

Meals: Snacks and lunch will be provided

CFRE Credits: NTEN Labs and Webinars qualify for CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credits. Full participation in this NTEN Lab are applicable for 5.5 credits.

Support This event is presented through generous support from the Meyer Memorial Trust.

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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
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
CorSource

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

  • Introduction to CorSource

  • Hear from our Community Leader Spotlight Stephanie Dunker

  • Lightning talk from Kristina King

We are a community-based organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Please RSVP Here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-26628615907

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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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Thursday
Aug 25
OWASP: Node.js Security
Simple

TODO: abstract of talk


Speaker

Adam Baldwin

Adam is the team lead at ^Lift Security and he founded the Node Security Project 3 years ago & hasn’t stopped trying to make security a core value of the Node.js community since then. In his free time Adam enjoys doing basically the exact same stuff he does for work, also raising chickens, and spending as much time as possible with his wife and 2 children.


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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Friday
Aug 26
PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

We are pleased to announce the 15th annual Project Management Institute, Portland Chapter conference. This year promises to be the largest and most exciting event yet!

With 2 full days of education, networking, and career advancing opportunities, and an anticipated 500+ participants, your PMI Portland Chapter has worked diligently to draw top industry speakers to the stage.

The conference is tailored to grow your practical project management knowledge about contemporary leadership trends, as well as products and services, to help you drive towards your career goals.

Come, be a part of this dynamic community event that is sure to take your career to the next level!

Early bird discount through June 15 - Register NOW!!!

What to Expect? Keynote Speaker: Jeff Tobe

5 Educational Tracks

Strategy | Leadership | Technical | Agile | Business Analysis

Open Space Session • Professional Networking • Exhibition Hall

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PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference – Many paths, One Destination
through Oregon Convention Center

We are pleased to announce the 15th annual Project Management Institute, Portland Chapter conference. This year promises to be the largest and most exciting event yet! With 2 full days of education, networking, and career advancing opportunities, and an anticipated 500+ participants, your PMI Portland Chapter has worked diligently to draw top industry speakers to the stage.

The conference is tailored to grow your practical project management knowledge about contemporary leadership trends, as well as products and services, to help you drive towards your career goals. Come, be a part of this dynamic community event that is sure to take your career to the next level!

Seminar topics

5 Educational Tracks

Strategy | Leadership | Technical | Agile | Business Analysis

Open Space Session • Professional Networking • Exhibition Hall

Registration / ticketing prices

http://pmi-portland.org/2016-ac-registration

Company mission statement:

http://pmi-portland.org/about-us/mission-and-bylaws

Keynote speakers http://pmi-portland.org/2016-ac-speakers

Show hours/Program

Day 1 – AUG 26, 2016: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm

Day 2 – AUG 27, 2016: 7:00 am – 4:40 pm

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Thursday
Sep 1
Code Fellows Grads & Their Bosses
Code Fellows

Agenda

6:00 pm - Doors Open/Registration/Networking 6:30 pm - Presentation 8:30 pm - Wrap up

About

Back by popular demand...

"Will they really hire me??"

This is far and away the most common question we get from career-changers considering jumping feet-first into immersive training with Code Fellows. Our answer is an emphatic, "YES!"

But don't take it from us: Come hear from PDX hiring managers and their code school-trained developers! Find out what they were looking for and why they hired these code school grads.

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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
Sep 2
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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 7
Homebrew Website Club PDX
Basecamp

Are you building your own website? Your own personal bot? RSS/Twitter/IRC/Slack reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy? If so, come on by and join a gathering of people with likeminded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, or help work on a project!

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Tuesday
Sep 13
PREX16
through Portland Art Museum

The Conference on Preservation Excellence has emerged as the premier conference specifically designed to meet the needs of in-house e-discovery professionals. Build your career by arming with skills and strategic thinking to take your role to the next level. Receive expertise on the latest developments in law and technology so you can adapt your organization’s policies to stay ahead of the curve. Obtain real-world expertise and work samples so you can enhance your e-discovery processes to reduce risk for your organization.

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Web Accessibility - Lucid Meetings Panel & Documentary
Puppet

Join us for an evening in two parts:

  1. Discussion/presentation by Elise and John Keith, founders of Lucid Meetings. Lucid Meetings is a Portland tech company that specializes in online meeting services, virtual team support and professional meeting software. They were asked in 2013 by ICANN to improve the accessibility of their platform. After doing 75% of the work themselves, Lucid hired Simply Accessible to guide them through the remainder of the process. They will share how the process went for them.

  2. A work in progress documentary screening (director, Chris Higgins, in attendance for Q&A)

This short film "Imagine If: A Story of Accessibility" follows Cory Klatik, a user experience designer and social media manager, as he navigates the world with his guide dog, Vine, along with a variety of computers, mobile devices, and assistive technology. The film is designed to show makers how people with disabilities access culture and technology, and offers guidance on how to build accessibility into their daily practice. Director Chris Higgins will be available for a Q&A after the film.

Agenda -

• 6:30-7- Meet and mix

• 7-7:30- John and Elise talk with the group

• 7:30-8:15- screening and Q&A for Chris, John & Elise

• 8:15- 8:30- mix and depart

Soft drinks provided by Puppet Labs.

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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".

Thursday
Sep 15
Mentor Connect
TBD

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Trouble shoot with a professional a problem area in your start-up and get valuable advice and a plan.

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Pitch Club HispanicPros with Tom Kingsley
TBD

8th in the Series, Tom Kingsley teaches the fundamentals of pitching your operational plan. Get an opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from an Oregon investor and serial entrepreneur. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck. Non-members pay $25, Join TiEOregon and pay only $5 You did not have to attend the previous parts of the series to attend.

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Saturday
Sep 17
Festival of Nations
Division Midway Alliance
       The Festival of Nations will celebrate the Division Midway district’s many cultures by showcasing local talent and tastes. The family-friendly event also will highlight burgeoning businesses, artisans and vendors in outer East Portland. 
        Local entertainers will perform music and dance from Africa to Asia to the Americas.  Kids will enjoy the clowns, face painting and balloons, among other treats.
            The Taste of Nations tent will be filled with foods from around the world, created locally, including specialties from many different countries.  Come on by and shake off your week with people from around the world!
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)

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Friday
Sep 23
2016 Portland Creative Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory

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

Purchase Tickets: Eventbrite

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Tuesday
Sep 27
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

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

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Saturday
Oct 1
AlterConf

AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer, healthier spaces for everyone.

The conferences go beyond the limited definitions and basic discussions of diversity to create a deeper, more nuanced conversation. Each conference features a wide range of speakers delivering critical analyses of tech and gaming culture and presenting their vision for what our community can be.

We invite you to join us as we work toward a more inclusive future.

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Resolution Fest PDX
through Various

Resolution Fest is a week-long celebration of the people and communities reimagining the landscape of the tech industry. Over 8 days, we'll examine the intersections of technology, identity, culture, community service, education, social change, collaboration, creativity, and more.

To see the collection of events in our schedule, visit http://resfestpdx.com!

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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 Ziba Design - Auditorium

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 PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Monday
Oct 10
pdxrlang meetup: Hadley Wickham - Data science with R
Reed College, Eliot Hall

To do data science you need five sets of verbs: import, tidy, transform, visualise, and model. Importantly, you also need a way to connect these tools together so that your analysis flows from one step to another, without you beating your head against the wall. In this talk, I discuss the idea of the pipe as it is implemented in R with the magrittr package. You’ll learn why the pipe makes your code easier to read, and see how it provides a unifying interface throughout your complete workflow.

Come along to learn about why I think pipelines are awesome and see how pipelines + tidyr, dplyr, ggplot2, and purrr can make your data analyses fast, fluent and fun. I’m a passionate believer that code should be an artefact of clear communication, so even if you’ve never used R before, you’ll be able to follow this talk.

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pdxrlang meetup: Hadley Wickham - Data science with R
Reed College, Eliot Hall

To do data science you need five sets of verbs: import, tidy, transform, visualise, and model. Importantly, you also need a way to connect these tools together so that your analysis flows from one step to another, without you beating your head against the wall. In this talk, I discuss the idea of the pipe as it is implemented in R with the magrittr package. You’ll learn why the pipe makes your code easier to read, and see how it provides a unifying interface throughout your complete workflow.

Come along to learn about why I think pipelines are awesome and see how pipelines + tidyr, dplyr, ggplot2, and purrr can make your data analyses fast, fluent and fun. I’m a passionate believer that code should be an artefact of clear communication, so even if you’ve never used R before, you’ll be able to follow this talk.

Website
Thursday
Oct 13
Mentor Connect
TBD

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up with a professional and leave with a plan.

Website
Pitch Club with Tom Kingsley
TBD

9th in the series Pitch Club presenter Tom Kingsley help you understand how to pitch your company's team. Get an opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from an Oregon investor and serial entrepreneur. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck. Non-members pay $25, Join TiEOregon and pay only $5 You did not have to attend the previous parts of the series to attend.

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
Thursday
Oct 20
DEEP DIVE: Team Formation
TBD

Let's deep dive into the way as an entrepreneur you move from solo to creating a solid start-up team. Presenter Lisa Rivet

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 PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Friday
Nov 11
SeaGL
through Seattle Central College

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

The cost of attendance is free.

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

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

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Wednesday
Nov 16
Health Ignite 2016 (An event hosted by Ignite TAO)
Empirical Theater at OMSI

1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

Health Ignite* is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.

Health Ignite will include topics like wellness, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare reform, etc. What products, services and research is out there that can really take healthcare to the next level? What new ideas could make the world of healthcare better - for patients, for doctors, or for everyone? Attend Health Ignite and you will find out. Speakers are from the local Portland community with representatives across many verticals, so you don't want to miss this event!

SPEAKER/PROPOSAL INFORMATION Health Ignite draws a diverse crowd of practitioners, researchers, administrators, entrepreneurs, consultants, and healthcare business professionals. The promise of new ideas and exciting solutions to difficult healthcare problems brings everyone together.

Health Ignite proposals should include a brief written synopsis of your presentation and a brief bio about yourself. Show and tell something cool you've invented or found - no sales pitches please! Challenge us, inspire us, and show us how your idea can transform patient care or healthcare.

APPLY Proposals should be submitted online by September 9, 2016. Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by the Ignite TAO: Health team. Please include your contact information in case the team has questions about your proposal. Everyone who submitts a proposal will be notified on the status of their application by September 30th.

Additional details and applications are located here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/health-ignite-2016

SPONSORSHIPS View sponsorship opportunities here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/health-ignite-2016

*Health Ignite is an event hosted by Ignite TAO.

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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.

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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)

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Tuesday
Nov 22
Ruby on Rails PDX Monthly Meetup

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

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Friday
Dec 2
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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.

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Thursday
Dec 15
Mentor Connect
TBD

Make an appointment for a 30-minute private meeting during Mentor Connect ‘office hours’. Meet with a professional and troubleshoot any problem areas in your start-up. Free for TIE members. Join TIE for the privilege of this helpful monthly event.

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Pitch Club HispanicPros with Tom Kingsley
TBD

The final part of the Pitch Club series Tom Kingsley explains how to close your pitch with a killer Ask/Exit. Get an opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from an Oregon investor and serial entrepreneur. Meet other local entrepreneurs in other industries. Perfect way to work on your pitch deck. Non-members pay $25, Join TiEOregon and pay only $5 You did not have to attend the previous parts of the series to attend.

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)

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Friday
Jan 6, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website
Thursday
Mar 30, 2017
GameStorm 19
through Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

The event features a game library with over 1000 titles and enough space for anyone and everyone to play to their heart's content.

Attendees may choose from organized events, open tabletop play, game lab design programming, LARP, tabletop RPG's, LAN games, miniatures, console games, panels and guest activities, and other fun stuff.

Memberships are available in advance via the website or may be purchased at the door. There are no individual event registration fees; admission is all-inclusive.

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Friday
Apr 7, 2017
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Website