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Jul 18, 2019
Benefit Concert for the Software Freedom Conservancy: Schubert's "Winterreise"
Classic Pianos

Christian Höppler, bass, and Karl Fogel, piano, will perform Franz Schubert's famous song cycle Die Winterreise. The concert is free but donations are requested, all proceeds from which will benefit the Software Freedom Conservancy.

These guys, both amateurs who work in Free software, have been rehearsing at my house and they are AWESOME. Goosebumps. The lyrics are in German but there will be translations.

The 8:30 ending time is real - you will be able to attend the other parties, make it to dinner on time, etc.

Jul 17, 2019
Official OSCON After Party, Sponsored by Expensify
Bank of Expensify

Celebrate another successful year at OSCON with Team Expensify!

Expensify is transforming our office into a summer soiree on Wednesday, July 17th from 7:30-11:30 PM — come and say hello, grab some food and drink, catch up with old friends, and enjoy some lawn games in our historic office downtown. All-white attire is encouraged, but not required, to celebrate the sumer.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Special Serverless Event with Adrian Cockroft
OScon Oregon Convention Center

This special edition of the PDX Serverless/AWS User Group will feature a fireside chat with Adrian Cockroft, VP of Cloud Architecture Strategy at Amazon Web Services, conducted by Ben Whaley, AWS Community Hero, author, and open source enthusiast.

Join us to hear firsthand about Adrian's evolution from developing the cloud ecosystem as an instrumental Cloud Architect at Netflix to his VP role surrounding cloud strategy at AWS.

** Please note, an OSCON pass is not required.


Doors Open at 7:00 p.m. Fireside Chat to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Drinks and Light Snacks will be served.

PDX ML: Open Source AI for Social Good

PDX ML is excited to partner with IBM's Center for Open Source Data and AI Technologies to host a night of 5-minute lightening talks under the theme, "Open Source AI for Social Good."

Maybe you are tired from wandering around OSCON all day, or maybe you're just a local looking for something to do. Join us to learn about what people are doing with AI to help humanity.


6:30pm: Networking (Looking for food/beverage sponsor...)

7:10pm: Opening remarks from Karl, Maureen, and Auggy

7:15pm: Lightening talks - How many is up to YOU! We can easily schedule up to 10, based on community lightening talk pitches. Submit ideas now!

8:45pm: Project Ideas. Pitch your Project Ideas to this meetup group

9pm: End

Got a lightening talk idea you want to present? Sign up now!

Please review the PDX ML Code of Conduct -

Puppet Science Fair

The Puppet community has a lot of people with exciting Open Source tricks up their sleeves. Are you interested in what they're hacking on or want to share what you're hacking on? An even bigger question…. Will you be in PDX for OSCON and want to come have a good time?

Puppet is hosting a Science Fair party in our Portland home office the evening of July 17, 2019. Come have a drink and poke at some new toys; see what fun projects people are working on. We’ve got an Internet-enabled train layout, and will let you control the office Spotify playlist with Bolt, our orchestration tool. What does all this even mean? Come hang out and see!

We'll have a few stations set up for you to explore and get your hands dirty with our Open Source projects. We'll have people sharing their own home DIY projects. And we'll have table spots for community members to showcase their own projects. Do you have something shiny to share?

Maybe most importantly, finger food, beer, and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided. Come chill with us. We'd love to see you and hear what exciting things you've got going on.

Let us know if you plan to come so we can make sure to have plenty of food on hand.

Jul 16, 2019
Kubernetes Anniversary Party
Produce Row Cafe

We're celebrating the 4th anniversary of releasing Kubernetes 1.0 at OSCON. Come celebrate with us!

Whether you're attending OSCON, or a member of our local Cloud Native or Docker communities, you are welcome to join us for drinks and finger food and a fun activity TBD at Portland landmark Produce Row Cafe. There will be stickers, swag, and possibly prizes.

You MUST RSVP on Eventbrite to be let in.

Sponsored by:


Red Hat


Jul 15, 2019
O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

The O'Reilly Open Source Software Conference (OSCON) delivers a unique opportunity to dive deep into the technologies behind emerging and innovative open source projects as well as to learn about all the trends shaping software development today—from AI and cloud technology to blockchain and distributed computing.

Connect with the open source community in Portland this summer. Meet industry experts and exchange insights with peers at networking events, lunch discussions and more. Check out the program and save 20% on your pass with code CAL20.

Jul 14, 2019
Community Manager Meetup - Community Managers Gathering - Community Management Conference before OSCON
Oregon Convention Center

This is a placeholder for the Community Leadership Summit - more details coming soon!

A proposed agenda:

9:30am - 12:30pm formal presentations / keynote

12:30pm - lunch

2pm - 5pm break out sessions / unconference style

A new group of folks are taking on leadership of this event this year.

Here is a link to the Call for Papers:

Jun 27, 2019
PDX Python and Pyladies PDX Present Monthly Presentation Night
New Relic


Come join us for Pythonic talks!

This month:

  • Writing a web-based Python debugger by Bernard Sanders Debuggers can be tricky to use for new developers. Could we lower the barrier to entry by providing a more graphical debugger in a web UI? In this talk, I'll show the first version of the WUI debugger I added to my company's product, discuss how I built it, and some of the interesting things I learned on the way.

Bernard is co-founder and CTO of CloudBolt software, which produces the leading hybrid cloud management platform. Bernard crafts the vision for the CloudBolt product and is an advocate for shared DevOps practices and enablement of hybrid cloud. Prior to CloudBolt, he worked on automating operations for more than 75 enterprise IT shops over 18 years in myriad roles at JPL, Loudcloud, Opsware, and HP. He holds patents for bare metal provisioning, Cloud Resource Orchestration, and Self-Service IT Catalog. Bernard lives in Portland, OR where he enjoys cross country skiing, being a Big Brother in BBBS, and volunteering with Puzzled Pint.

Big thanks to our Pizza Sponsor this month, O'Reilly Media. We're proud to partner with #OSCON in Portland, July 15-18. Save 25% when you use code USRG on most passes

Join us afterward at Bailey's Upper Lip at 720 SW Ankeny to continue the discussion over a beverage.

Do you have something you'd like to share? Email us ([email protected]).

All are welcome!

PDX Python on Twitter (@pdxpython)

Portland Python Web Site (

More details (joining our email list, link to join our Slack)

Jul 20, 2018
Beer & Blog Reunion
Loyal Legion Pub

There hasn't been a Beer & Blog in a while and with some extra people in town for OSCON, we thought it would be fun to do a little reunion! Since the Green Dragon isn't what it once was, we decided to hold it a few blocks away at the Loyal Legion! See you on Friday!

Jul 18, 2018
Tungsten Fabric Meetup
Altabira City Tavern

Headed to OSCON next week? In Portland by your good fortune? Interested in open source networking?

Then join us on Wednesday evening, July 18, for great food, free beer, awesome views, and an overview of the Linux Foundation Networking project, Tungsten Fabric: Open Source, Multi Cloud Networking at Scale.

The details:

Wed. July 18, 2018 from 7-9pm ALTABIRA CITY TAVERN 1021 NE GRAND AVE, SUITE 600 PORTLAND, OR 97232 Register Free:

This meetup is being sponsored by Juniper Networks and Intel.

We hope to see you there, and we invite you to share this invitation with developers you know who are interested in SDN, networking at scale, and app dev for virtualized networks.

Rejected Oscon Talks : Charity Drive and Critique : A collaboration between #FullStackPDX and the neo4j Team!
WeWork Custom House

This month we have lined up a super special event!!!!! ————————————————————————

When the neo4j team reached out to us to setup an event during OSCON we jumped all over this. Not only will we be having the presentations you are all used to, but we will be welcoming a number of talks that did not make the cut for the OSCON conference. On top of this, 100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood

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

We have all heard the pitch before, and we make no exceptions to this rule. Since this meetup is in the larger space we will have a projector you can hook up to, or just use the sound of your voice. What should you present? Well, we do not spec that.

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

So bring your fun spirit, desire to learn, passion to help others, and let's have fun.


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

Doors open at 6pm and we kick off on time. We start consuming the pizza at 6pm as well. After the concert of presentations we will walk over to Bailey's Taproom ( to continue the evening.


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

Jul 16, 2018
Fireside Chat with Kelsey Hightower

Join us as we kick off OSCON with this fireside chat community event (open to all, no need to be an OSCON attendee!) with Kelsey Hightower and Nate Taggart.

Nate and Kelsey will be exploring the impact, trends, and future of serverless from the perspective of both cloud providers and the developer community. This is an event you won't want to miss!

through Oregon Convention Center

OSCON is the complete convergence of the technologies transforming industries today—and the developers, engineers, and business leaders who make it happen.

Jul 14, 2018
Community Leadership Summit 2018
through Oregon Convention Center

From the site:

The Community Leadership Summit 2018 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2018 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.

Note from the person posting this:

This event is free, easy to pop into and check out, and great for anyone interested in community. There's a strong tech focus as this is right before OSCON in the same venue, so if you work in tech and are interested in anything related to communities, it's especially useful.

Nov 4, 2015
PDXRust November: Concurrency in Rust talk from Jim Blandy

For our November meeting, Jim Blandy will be presenting his OSCON Amsterdam talk Concurrency in Rust! By comparing a seemingly simple problem's implementation in an older language to Rust's performance, Jim makes his subject matter accessible to new Rust users while remaining useful to experts.

Join us in #pdxrust on (!

Remember that Rust's Code of Conduct applies to this event.

Oct 1, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Open Source at Microsoft: Azure, Linux, node.js and more
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Scott Hanselman
What: Open Source at Microsoft: Azure, Linux, node.js and more
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

What's with this new Microsoft? What have they open sourced and why are they doing it? How did this culture change happen and where it is heading

Is Linux on Azure useful or reasonable? Join Scott Hanselman, Program Manager at Microsoft and OSCON 2016 Program Chair for this interactive presentation and Q&A. We'll see demos, ramble, and ask hard questions."

Scott is a software architect, speaker, blogger and podcaster who is building bridges between Microsoft and the open source community.

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.

Jul 23, 2015
Portland Python Presentation & Project Night
Urban Airship Inc

Come join us for Pythonic talks!

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

This month:

OSCON at Portland Python!

Plate Spinning: Modern concurrency in Python by Luciano Ramalho

Followed by Project Night.

Pizza from CinderStaffing

Join us afterward at Rogue on NW 14th & Flanders to continue the discussion over a beverage.

RSVP at Meetup

Join us on our mailing list and in #pdxpython on Freenode. All are welcome!

Docker Meetup
New Relic

Hey Docker Portland! Gear up for our next meetup at New Relic! We nabbed Docker's Jérôme Petazzoni, Digital Insight's Kenny Bastani, and EMC's Jonas Rosland, all of whom will be in town for OSCON. See you there!


6:00pm - Welcome/ Food & Beverage thanks to New Relic!

6:30pm - Kenny Bastani: Building Microservices with Spring Cloud and Docker

In this talk I will introduce you to the Spring Cloud platform for building cloud-native applications in Java. We will take a look at some of the common patterns for microservice architectures and how to use Docker to containerize multiple microservices as a part of a Maven build process.

We will then dive into a microservices example project of a cloud-native application built on Spring Cloud. Using this example project, I'll show you how to use Docker Compose to spin up a microservice cluster on a development machine. We will then perform a series of end-to-end tests without needing to deploy to a test environment.

By the end of the talk we will cover the following topics:

• Implementing service discovery using Docker containers

• How to use a config service to externalize environment configurations

• How to route REST API requests through an API gateway

• Building container images as a part of a Maven build

• How to do end-to-end testing using Docker Compose on a development machine

7:00pm - Jonas Rosland: Scale-out data persistence for all your stateful container needs

7:30pm - Jérôme Petazzoni: Deep dive into Copy-on-Write and Docker storage drivers

The first release of Docker only supported AUFS, and AUFS was available (out of the box) only on Debian and Ubuntu kernel. Then Red Hat wanted Docker to run on its distros, and contributed the Device Mapper driver, and later the BTRFS driver, and recently the overlayfs driver. Docker 1.7 has support for ZFS. We will present how those drivers compare from a high-level perspective, explaining their pros and cons. This will help the audience to make more informed decisions when picking the most appropriate driver for their workloads.Then we will see each driver in action, and look at low-level implementation details. We won't dive into the golang implementation code itself, but we will explain the concepts of each driver. This will help to better understand how they work, and give some hints when it comes to troubleshoot their behavior.

8:00pm - Wrap-up and Social

Jul 22, 2015
Designing for Fault Tolerance: The Erlang Way
Oregon Convention Center

It's OSCON - many notable supernerds will be here in Portland including O'Reilly author and tech industry figure Francesco Cesarini. Join us at the Erlang / Elixir BoF "Birds of a Feather" discussion:

Designing for Fault Tolerance: The Erlang Way

Fault tolerance. How much do you get out-of-the-box with Erlang / Elixir? We will explore The Erlang Way of thinking and building for maximum reliability. Real stories of real projects. Join us and share yours!

Wednesday July 22nd, 8-9pm Oregon Convention Center Room E147 / E148

This event is free.

Afterwards we will relocate to a pub for further discussion.

Interested in NoSQL databases? We've arranged for that BoF to be in the same room, starting at 7pm. Come for both!

Hope to see you there!

IPFS Portland OSCON Meetup: The Permanent, Distributed Web

Join us at CtrlH for food, drinks, discussion and a talk by Juan Benet on IPFS during OSCON week!

What is IPFS?

IPFS is a distributed file system that seeks to connect all computing devices with the same system of files. In some ways, this is similar to the original aims of the Web, but brings in the latest ideas from P2P and cryptography to form a distributed, permanent web.

IPFS could become a new major subsystem of the internet. If built right, it could complement or replace HTTP. It could complement or replace even more. It sounds crazy. It is crazy! We also think it's the future of the web. Come see it in action, and meet the team of developers working on it.

Afterwards hang out, talk tech, hack, recharge your batteries, use our fast WiFi and get a tour of CtrlH, Portland’s newest and largest hackerspace.

See you there!

Jul 21, 2015
PDXCPP - Portland C++ User's Group - July Meeting-- feat. Jon Kalb

Join us for socializing and discussion of modern C++. Learn from presentations by local experts and have fun times with other code creators in a comfortable environment. Cedexis will generously be providing the venue, food, and refreshments.

For our July meeting, we're very pleased to be hosting special guest Jon Kalb! Jon recently co-authored "C++ Today: The Beast is Back", and will be presenting his talk, "When Performance Counts: C++ in the 21st Century" in a special session just for PDXCPP!

You can read more about Jon's talk at the OSCON site:

The book may be downloaded for no charge (with signup):

About Jon Kalb:

Jon is an award winning conference speaker and does on-site training on C++ best practices and advanced topics.

He is conference chair for C++Now and CppCon, programs content for the Silicon Valley Code Camp C++ Track, and is an active member of ACCU Silicon Valley.

Jon has been programming in C++ for over 25 years, writing C++ for Amazon, Apple,Dow Chemical, Intuit, Lotus, Microsoft, Netscape, Sun, Yahoo! and a number of companies that you've never heard of.

He chairs the Boost Steering Committee, serves on the advisory board of Undo Software, and is a Microsoft MVP.

PLUG Advanced Topics: GO TO OSCON
Oregon Convention Center

The Portland Linux/Unix Group will not be hosting a regular Advanced Topics meeting this month.

You are highly encouraged to go to OSCON and can use the code PLUGEXPO for free access to the expo hall.

See you there!

PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
eBay Community Lounge

eBay is hosting PDXWIT and we are welcoming the ladies of OSCON. This event will include networking and 30 minutes of speaking from special OSCON guests!

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! No specific agenda, just network and have fun!

Jul 20, 2015
through OScon Oregon Convention Center

Open Source Conference. It's big, it's expensive, it's a portland tech tradition.

Jul 15, 2015
Portland Erlang / Elixir Social Hour
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

It's summertime in Portland! Rather than work our brains too hard in the heat, let's just get together, socialize, chat and show off anything we happen to be working on.

Meetup with us at the Lucky Lab on SE Hawethorne. Look for the Erlang laptop stickers!

We'll get back to having speakers in September.

Stay tuned for news about Erlang at OSCON.

Jul 14, 2015
Talk about "Better Stories, Better Technologies"
New Relic

Note: We'll give away one free 3-day pass to OSCON 2015, good July 22-24. Sign up when you arrive, and we'll raffle off the pass after the talk is complete!

If you attended the Write The Docs 2015 Conference, you know the importance of User Stories, and how they lead to more readable documentation.

On July 14 (Bastille Day!), Amelia Abreu will give us her take on the User Story, when she talks about:

  • Better Stories, Better Technologies:

Technologies all have stories behind them, some we hear, some we don’t. From the genesis of a product idea, to the way that technologists characterize their work, to documentation, to startup origin stories. Development frameworks operationalize stories as a way to build features. Documentation tells a story, and speaks to certain stories about our users.

How can documentarians think critically about the way that we tell stories? How do we confront times when some stories get told over others? How do we talk about our successes, and how do we not talk about our failures? Whose stories get heard: how do women, people of color, disabled people, and “non-technical” workers get left out of the stories we hear?

In this talk, I’ll explore some of the ways that stories and storytelling are used in building technologies. I’ll share what I’ve found in looking at stories in technology, and propose some practical solutions for telling better stories and using them in building products.

PDXGo Talk Night
Esri Portland R&D Center

Learn about Go and join other Gophers for a night of learning and discussion. Welcome to all skill levels! Hang out and chat with other Gophers until about 6:30

Since the talk night closely follows GopherCon; we'll discuss announcements and highlights from the conference.

Talk: Open to speakers! email joshroppo@gmail if interested in giving a talk!

Check the meetup page for special info on sponsorships from O'Reilly to celebrate OSCON!

Bring your questions and ask the whole group in an open discussion format!

Thank you to Esri for the location, and Culture Foundry for continuing to provide refreshments! Please RSVP if intend to come!

Jun 16, 2015
Portland ReactJS Presentation night
Jama Software (New Office)

Hello all!

Many thanks to Areeb for taking the time to come up to Portland and share his talk with us this past meetup. In case you missed our last meetup, Michel was kind enough to film and edit it for us, so a big thanks to Michel as well. Here's a link to the video:

Proposed Schedule

For June Asa Miller will be presenting on a weekend app he built using React Native. We also plan to have someone from our team at talk about our experiences with React + i18n.

If you would like to speak at any of our meetups: we are always looking for people, please send a message to the moderators on or use the google group.

-=== Event Details ===-

Jama Software has graciously offered their event space again for this meeting. Food will also be provided by, please come at 6pm to enjoy some dinner and socializing. If you are new to the group, welcome! We hope that you find this community a friendly and open one. To new and existing members, please take a look at the code of conduct for our group.

The presentation will start promptly at 6:30.

Looking forward to a great meetup!

=== UPDATE 6/11/2015===

I wanted to let you know that Jon from O'Reilly Media will be giving a brief announcement about OSCON, he will also be raffling a bronze ticket (valued at $1495) to attend the conference Wed-Fri. O'Reilly will be our food sponsor this month, so many thanks to them for their support of our community up here in Portland.

Dec 4, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Conference Warrior

Who: Michael Dexter and YOU
What: Conference Warrior
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

I do not think of myself as a big conference goer though I have been to various instantiations of PLUG, OpenSourceBridge, OSCON, CLS, Monitorama, DjangoCon, LinuxCon, Linuxfest Northwest, SCALE, MySQL, FOSDEM, LinuxTag, CeBIT,, BSDCan, EuroBSDcon, AsiaBSDCon, OpenCON, bhyveCon, Slackathon, Supercomputing, MeetBSD, NYCBSDCon, InfoBALT, various Latvian events, that IT expo that used to come through Portland and a few I am completely spacing. I have also spoken or exhibited at some of these plus organized a few of the tiny ones.

At the public prompting of Brian P. Martin, I will discuss why on Earth someone would do such a thing over and over. Including:

How to and why attend

How to and why speak

How to and why exhibit

How to and why organize events

How to put on the best event possible on really short notice

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

Rideshares Available

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