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Aug 18
Elixir Hack, Help, or Get Help
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The Portland Elixir/BEAM group is getting back together in the physical world.

Hack and Help Night Expectations

Hack and help nights are you opportunity to meet other people interested in Elixir or other BEAM-based languages in the real world. You can be a total newbie or just have interest in some of the ideas it brings.

Some free food and drink will be provided courtesy of sponsors.

You should try to attend if you:

Are new to Elixir and want to see what it's all about.

Need help with something you're working on or an idea you have.

You like listening and helping others, or just want to motivate people.

Want access to some hardware, electronics and sensors to play around with Nerves on.

Want to discuss the latest happenings in the community.

Need somewhere away from home to work on a project.

Just want something social to do.

We're still trying to lock in the venue for the in-person events and venues may change over time, as might the rules regarding masking depending on peoples' comfort level.

For the most part, the mask rules will follow the same restrictions as the venue and will evolve based on current trends of the virus and feedback from the community. If you're interacting with or sitting next to someone, and they would prefer for you to also be masked while nearby, please be considerate of their request.


If you or a company you work for would like to host an event, or sponsor food, beverages or venue costs, please let me know! (see Event Coordinator Contact below).

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Aug 17, 2010
PDXPHP - No meeting, Summer Coders Social instead

Taking this month off from code so no meeting this month, 3rd annual Summer coder's Social instead

May 7, 2019
Service Design PDX - Monthly #ThinksnDrinks
10 Barrel Brewing Co

Meetup Structure:
2018 marks our 3rd year as a meetup! We meet at 10 Barrel every other month for casual #thinksndrinks and chats. This is perfect for someone who wants to learn about Service Design, talk about new trends, share current projects, and ask for advice from the group.

You will be able to find us at 10 Barrel because we will be the only people with print outs, worksheets, post-its and sharpies. :) We sketch. We talk. We have beer. It's a good time.

Every other month when we're not at 10 Barrel, we host hands-on service blueprinting workshops. In exchange for hosting our group, we collect problem statements/ user scenarios from our hosts in advance, and lead a hands-on workshop to build service design blueprints and deliver recommendations in 2 hours. Location of the workshops will vary.

If you have a connection to a business who might be interested in hosting us for a workshop, please send along an introduction: [masked]

To dive in to everything Service Design, our favorite resource is Check out the community on Slack!

Nov 9, 2017
CHIFOO Event: Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies
1st Floor Conference Room- Big Pink (Us Bancorp Tower), 111 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

CHIFOO presents "Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies" with Andrew Sweany, Tripwire!

Software for tech savvy system admins and security analysts doesn’t need to be easy to use, right? Wrong. Providing good software to the folks keeping our data safe is much more important than one click shoe shopping.

About the Speaker

Andrew (@andrewsweany) began as a Human Factors Engineer at Intel in 2000 and since that time has completed countless user research activities on a huge range of products (software, hardware, web/desk, tablet, & mobile) across the entire life cycle (from emerging concepts to well established enterprise and consumer products).

Come join CHIFOO for our eleventh and final speaker event for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

Jan 20, 2015
Enterprise Analytics: Strategies and Partnerships
200 SW Market Street

The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking, data-centric prosentations that will make you more successful in your job.

More and more organizations are working to strategically leverage data analytics in pursuit of their mission and competitive advantage. This presentation will provide an overview of the current thinking and practice in the development of enterprise analytics capabilities.

We will start with an overview of organizational analytics development as well as a framework for analytic success. From there we will present some of the new roles being created and new organizational approaches being developed to advance analytic strategy and best leverage scarce resources.

The goal is to add to your understanding of enterprise analytics development as well as your familiarity with new roles being created to support this development. We hope that this information and discussion will help you to support the advancement of analytics practice in your organization.

About the Presenter

Wil O’Shea is the Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at Pacific University as well as a freelance Tableau consultant. Institutional research is the central analytical function in colleges and universities providing analytic support, reporting, data visualization, and analysis for internal and external audiences.

In addition to his current roles, Wil has worked in a variety of analytic positions in online retail, utilities, financial services, and government organizations. Wil is the leader of the Portland area Tableau user group as well as a member of the board for the regional institutional research association. He has presented and lead workshops at numerous scholarly and professional forums.

Schedule and Registration

  • 8:00 - 8:30 am - Sign In
  • 8:30 - 9:45 am - Presentation
  • 9:45 - 10:00 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am - Presentation continued
  • Please register at the DAMA PDX site (continental breakfast served)
  • Free for members and employees of corporate members.
  • $15 for guests to help cover speaker and refreshment costs.
  • See the corporate member list (and register) at

The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association is a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

May 20, 2014
Joy, Inc - How We Built a Workplace People Love
200 SW Market Street

The Portland Chapter of the DAMA Data Management User Group is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job.

This month, we are bringing in Richard Sheridan, the CEO and "Chief Storyteller" at Menlo Innovations from Michigan to the Propeller room at the 200 Market Building.

Registration is required:


Every year, thousands of visitors come from around the world to visit Menlo Innovations, a small software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They make the trek not to learn about technology but to witness a radically different approach to company culture.

CEO and "Chief Storyteller" Rich Sheridan removed the fear and ambiguity that typically make a workplace miserable. His own experience in the software industry taught him that, for many, work was marked by long hours and mismanaged projects with low-quality results. There has to be a better way.

With joy as the explicit goal, Sheridan and his team changed everything about how the company was run. They established a shared belief system that supports working in pairs and embraces making mistakes, all while fostering dignity for the team.

The results blew away all expectations. Menlo has won numerous growth awards and was named an Inc. magazine "audacious small company". It has tripled its physical office three times and produced products that dominate markets for its clients.

Speaker Bio:

From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, "outlier" Richard Sheridan(U-M grad BS Computer Science '80, MS Computer Engineering '82) has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: the business value of joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and development team at Menlo Innovations didn't invent a new culture, but copied an old one ... Edison's Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford's recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration!

Some call it agile, some call it lean ... Sheridan and his team call it joyful. And it produces results ... business and otherwise. Five Inc. magazine revenue growth awards, invites to the White House, speaking engagements around the nation, numerous articles and culture awards and so much interest they are doing a tour a day of the Menlo Software Factory™. Sheridan was recently enlisted by Portfolio at Penguin to write a book about all he has learned about the effect of a culture focused on Joy. Rich is writing in his "spare time”.

Aug 6, 2013
Portland Tableau User Group | Hillsboro | 6 August, 2013 | 5:30
222 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

The Portland Tableau User Group will be meeting next Tuesday, August 6 from 5:30 to 7:00. Russell Christopher from Tableau will be presenting on the new Python Data Extract API.


Pacific University

222 SE 8th Ave

Creighton Hall, Room 518

Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

MAX: Tuality Hospital/SE 8th Ave MAX Station

Parking: Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility


  • 5:30 Greetings and introductions
  • 5:40 Presentation on Data Extract API – Python version - Russell Christopher - Tableau Sales Consultant
  • 6:10 Q&A
  • 6:25 Group discussion (e.g., resources, future topics)
  • 6:45 Networking

Join the Portland Tableau User Group

Mar 25, 2010
UX Book Club PDX: "The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures"
4311 NE Hoyt St


Interested in user experience in all of its forms? Enjoy reading? Want to combine the two in a social setting with other smart, like-minded people, and maybe drink a beer?

Join us for Portland's 6th UX Book Club meeting on Tuesday March 23. For this session, we're reading "The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures". (link to Amazon:


Feel free to bring snacks or drinks, for yourself or to share. The exact location will be announced closer to the event date.

Follow us on Twitter:

Jan 24, 2019
Add Augmented Reality to your design portfolio in 2019
52 Limited


Worldwide, there are now over a billion mobile devices with augmented reality capabilities. Augmented reality (AR) apps let people see and interact with digital content in their physical reality. Apple, Facebook, and Snapchat have pioneered early techniques and technologies to insert digital images (and interactions) on top of real-world objects, but the possibilities of these channels remain relatively unexplored.

We’re at an inflection point for user experience and interaction design. Whether or not we’ve planned for it, we’re all 3D designers now. It’s the perfect time to extend your design skills into this new reality.

Jessica Outlaw of The Extended Mind, in partnership with Torch AR is offering a half-day workshop for designers and design producers. In this hands-on training, you will develop an understanding of immersive tech, interaction design in 3D space, and existing AR use cases. During the workshop, you’ll concept, plan, and build your own AR experience prototype.

*No augmented reality experience or coding is needed. Space is limited. Details:

Welcome 8:30 AM Workshop 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Part 1: The state of the immersive technology today. You will demo mobile AR technology and learn about the range of use cases.

Part 2: Techniques for AR interaction design. We will compare and contrast 2D & 3D design patterns.

Part 3: Designing with Mobile AR. You will design and develop an interactive AR experience prototype for your portfolio.

Mar 26, 2015
721 sw oak st, Portland, OR

please register through so I can get a good headcount for pizza and beverages

Feb 26, 2015
721 sw oak st, Portland, OR

Note: different location this month. We are at Elemental's 721 Oak location (head W on Oak and the entrance will be after the newly renovated bar on your right.) There is a metal gate at the entrance to the location. Please register through so I can get a good headcount for pizza and beverages

May 8, 2019
Dynamics 365/CRM User Group Portland Chapter Quarterly Meeting

Join us for our quarterly 365/CRM UG User Group Meeting. This is your opportunity to exchange knowledge with other Dynamics users in your local area, gain answers and ideas, build your support network, and make valuable connections with others who share similar product challenges/goals.

Agenda: * •Welcome & Introductions •Chapter Business, CRMUG News & Events •Educational Session •Member Showcase presentation by A-dec •Roundtable Discussions *Agenda and details subject to change.

Audience*: All Dynamics 365/CRM users are welcome. Your CRMUG Membership extends to ALL employees at your company, so we encourage you to invite your colleagues and fellow peers. Partner Members are welcome to attend provided they are accompanied by a customer and they can refer to our Code of Conduct for additional guidelines:

Apr 2, 2014
Apps for Good

This month we'll hear from several local orgs using apps to help meet their mission. During this facilitated panel discussion, staff from Know Your City, RACC, and Oregon Nikkei Endowment and their app developers will chat about the development process, successes, and pitfalls.

Celebrate Portland and come prepared--download these awesome free apps:

• Know Your CityPDX Social History

• Regional Arts & Culture CouncilPublic Art PDX

• Oregon Nikkei EndowmentJapanTown PDX

Know Your City is a nonprofit organization that connects people to place. To fulfill our mission, we organize tours, lectures, publications and youth programs. Our programs engage the public through experiential learning, creative placemaking, policy-making and culture. More online at:

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) provides grants for artists, organizations and schools; manages an internationally acclaimed public art program; raises money for the arts through workplace giving; provides workshops and technical assistance for artists; and oversees a program to integrate arts into the curriculum in public schools.

To create a new form of access for the public art collections RACC manages for the City and County we partnered with Elsewise Media’s Matt Blair who was introduced to us through the City’s “CivicApps” program.  Matt’s wonderful Public Art PDX app for the iPhone is powered by the Filemaker database that RACC’s Public Art Collections Department constructed and maintains.

The mission of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment is to preserve and honor the history and culture of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest, to educate the public about the Japanese American experience during World War II, and to advocate for the protection of civil rights for all Americans. Japantown PDX is a GPS-enabled app which guides users on a walking tour beyond the walls of our museum, the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center located in Portland’s historic Old Town neighborhood, and into the heart of the city’s pre and post-war Japanese American community.

GammaPoint is a the Portland based mobile app development company. GammaPoint’s expertise lies in creating navigation apps. GammaPoint has also created a web based platform where anyone who is interested in creating a field tour or city tour guide app can sign up  and submit the content to create a native customized geo-locations based app without any knowledge of computer programming. Japantown PDX app was a pilot project between UofPortland students, Oregon Nikkei and GammaPoint. With its expertise in navigation apps, GammaPoint created a geo-aware app for Oregon Nikkei and also was able to test their beta platform.  Explore Portland Oregon’s historic Japantown with this user-friendly walking tour app. Also check out some of the other popular apps from GammaPoint such as Extra Mile and WeatherRun.

Matt Blair creates apps and websites that enrich our connections to culture, place, and each other. He led development of iOS apps that were selected by Apple for their iPad Apps of the Year collections in 2012 and 2013, and also designed and built a poetry editor for iPad called Line & Verse. His Portland-based work includes projects around heritage trees, public art, history, and poetry boxes. All four of these projects aspire to use technology to encourage the exploration of the real world.


Todd Mayberry currently serves as the director of collections and exhibits at the Oregon Nikkei Endowment. He has fourteen years of experience in the cultural sector having worked at Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Minnesota Historical Society and Walker Art Center.

Teena Jain is the co-founder of GammaPoint. She has over 18 years of software development experience. She has been working in mobile apps industry long before the apps became household name. Teena has worked for PalmSource and many startups before venturing out for entrepreneurship. She also brings UI/UX experience to GammaPoint team.

Marc Moscato is responsible for directing the organization, managing program committees and guiding the organization’s mission. Previous to KYC, he has worked for Museum of Contemporary Craft, City Club of Portland, Microcosm Publishing, Peripheral Produce and Squeaky Wheel. He received his MS in Arts & Administration from University of Oregon.

Keith Lachowicz and his team oversee a collection of 1900 artworks—everything from small prints and drawings to 170+ large scale outdoor sculptures. As technology expands to provide new ways to interact with art collections, museum and public art professionals have become the on-point staff for gathering, organizing and supplying the data that search and access applications are constructed with.

Matt Blair has been a technology consultant for seventeen years. When not staring at screens, he spends his time reading old books on paper, and stomping through the mud in Forest Park. He is also a volunteer writing workshop facilitator for Write Around Portland, and joined their board in 2013.



Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:15pm/6:30pm

Presentation 6:15pm/6:30pm-8pm



Mobility Access: This venue is wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to climb.

Hearing Access: We will have access to a PA system at this venue.

Sight Access: We will use a projector at this venue.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.


Parking & Transportation

Street parking.


What you'll get out of PDXTech4Good events

Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.

Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.

Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.

Dec 7, 2013
Design Challenge: Build a better UAV, save rhinos

Hey Everyone!

Want to build your own unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)?

This December we are going doing a two weekend open-sourced design challenge to take an existing UAV design, make it better, and build it. What for? To save rhinos.

Presently rhino poaching is a horribly growing epidemic. By creating an inexpensive, effective, reliable, open source UAV we'll be able to help security teams respond to these fast moving and well-organized crime details.

We're working with local maker space ADX, locally developed design software Fusion 360, the PDX Drone User Group, and UAV professional Stan Hisel.

Come join us!

Event is Dec 7/8 & 14/15 (in the mornings) at ADX Portland. There is no cost to participate, just pay your way on your team's materials. Space is limited to six teams.

The timing of the challenge is set to coincide with a bigger competition called the Wildlife UAV Challenge which has $65k in prizes to the winner. If things go well in this tiny challenge it's a great springboard to move forward.

Here are two links with more details:

Very Best, Mike

Mike Aubry Fusion 360 - Build a Better UAV Challenge - PDX Coordinator

Aug 19, 2014
Intel® Happy Hour for RealSense™ Technology
ADX Portland

PDX, come grab a beer, network and learn how the innovative RealSense™ Technology works!

Be the one of the first to explore human-computer interaction through gesture control and 3D scanning and get inspired for the future of natural user interfaces.

Intel reps will be there and give a live demo of the latest and greatest built with 3D camera tech.

Sip on some local brews, network with PDX's finest in tech and who know, maybe you'll take home one of the tablet giveaways by winning the selfie challenge.

It's all happening at ADX Portland August 19th from 7pm to 11pm and it's all free!

Register as an innovator because this is all about the newest and best 3D interactive technology.

Aug 2, 2017
CHIFOO Event: CHIFOO Annual Bowling Party
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

CHIFOO presents our Annual Bowling Party!

Come join us for the 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!

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

Cost 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.

Come join CHIFOO on September 6th for our eighth speaker event next month for 2017's theme "Thriving in Chaos: Strategies for Good Design".

Aug 3, 2016
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".

Aug 6, 2014
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

Come join us for the eighth 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 forget your socks!


5:30 - 8:30- "CHIFOOd" Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes Please join us before and during the “meeting” to enjoy food and beverages at Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes, 3031 SE Powell Blvd.

6:30 - 7:00- “Registration” Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes Registration and bowling at Powell Bowl aka AMF Pro 300 Lanes, 3031 SE Powell Blvd.,on Powell across from HUB Brewing.

7:00 - 8:30- “Meeting” Meeting followed by vigorous frivolity and fun.

Oct 19, 2010
IxDA Portland: Customer Journey

Join us for our monthly IxDA Portland meetup. Co-Leader Barbara Holmes will lead an exercise called the Customer Journey, a technique for doing user research.

As IxD practitioners we’re pretty familiar with user research techniques like personas and scenarios. How do you take this research and bring it to life for stakeholders at the business unit level or higher? One technique is the customer journey. This month, we’ll explore customer journeys as a way to illustrate user research and align it with client’s business and marketing goals. We’ll practice creating one by taking a look at a journey we’ve all made; deciding to be involved in the IxD profession.

Barbara Holmes, User Experience Architect at ISITE Design and co-leader of the Portland IxDA chapter, will lead the discussion about customer journeys. She and Jeanne will then facilitate the activity, and follow-up discussion.

In the activity, we’ll work individually to draw our own journey to the IxD profession. Where did you start? What drew you to the practice? What learning/training did you engage with? What are you doing now? After individual work, we’ll break into small groups where you’ll share your journeys with each other. The goal is to find common threads or patterns. Finally, you’ll present those commonalities and patterns to the group in a small group presentation.

Anyone and everyone is welcome, designers and non-designers alike.

IxDA Portland is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association (

Nov 4, 2009

This WikiWednesday we'll be getting our hands dirty working on the newly formed Portland civic wiki at

Come by for wiki-style fun, food, drink, and with any burning wiki questions you might have too.

Sep 28, 2009
Mobile Portland -- SMS, MMS & Short Codes: Existing Technology & New Opportunities

On September 25th, iPhone users will finally have access to MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) allowing users to send and receive photos, video, and audio files. What new opportunities are available now that this service is available?

  When Barack Obama decided to announce his Vice-Presidential candidate via text message to his supporters, many Americans were surprised. SMS and MMS are often overlooked in the United States.

  In 2007, SMS/MMS accounted for $100 billion in revenue worldwide. That is more than Hollywood box office receipts, dvd sales and rentals, video game industry revenue, and music industry revenue all combined. BMW Germany turned a $70k MMS campaign into $45 million in revenue .

  SMS and MMS are big businesses right now and the focus on them is likely to increase now that the iPhone gains access to MMS.

  How will usage of the iPhone change with this capability? How can businesses utilize SMS and MMS as part of their marketing efforts? How can developers incorporate SMS or MMS in their applications?

  At Mobile Portland this month, Jonathon Karon will provide a brief introduction to the technology and explore the opportunities and challenges associated with SMS, MMS and short codes .

   About Jonathon Karon 

  Jonathan began his long term relationship with mobile platforms in 1997 while developing location-aware mobile collaboration applications for the US government.  After a brief departure into the world of immersive video games he resurfaced to co-found Animus Rex, a web and interactive agency where he served as technical director for 6 years.

  Envious of the Pacific Northwest lifestyle, he departed for Portland Oregon where he co-founded Higher Function in 2006. There he invented pioneering social networking infrastructure and developed the first SMS-based Business To Social® platform, Pincushion, which provides full lifecycle customer communication and CRM to virtually any cell phone in the world.

  Jonathan currently serves as the Higher Function CEO and provides product consulting services focusing on SMS, smart phone, and web application design, user experience, and implementation.
Sep 2, 2009

Join the group of a wiki enthusiasts (or the merely curious) for our monthly meetup.

Aug 24, 2009
Mobile Portland -- PhoneGap: Build cross-platform mobile apps w/ HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Join us for a special presentation from the Vancouver, B.C. based PhoneGap developers. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about building cross-platform mobile applications.

   Want to build device neutral mobile web apps with HTML and JavaScript? 

  PhoneGap makes building iPhone and Android applications a snap with regular HTML, CSS and JavaScript. XUI is a nifty JavaScript microframework designed for building mobile web applications.

  If you're a developer who doesn’t want to take the time and effort to learn the Objective-C programming language to build iPhone or other mobile applications, you’ll discover how to create mobile applications with HTML and JavaScript and still take advantage of native device features, like GSP, accelerometer and local storage, etc.

  * Which development options are available for building mobile apps, particularly for the iPhone.
  * How to use the open source PhoneGap framework and XUI to build mobile applications in JavaScript and HTML and deploy them to the app store.
  * How to create a single codebase that works with iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

  Avoid the heresy of Objective-C or Java and return to the sanity of the open web. In this presentation, Brian LeRoux guides you through the creation of a mobile web application that is app store ready , and will discuss future platforms for PhoneGap and XUI.

   About Brian LeRoux 
  Co-creator of XUI and contributor to the open source PhoneGap project, Brian LeRoux believes that the future of the Internet is mobile and will rely on web standards, open source and developers like you. Brian works at Nitobi Software , a leader in user experience and all things JavaScript.

   PhoneGap Videos 
  We've posted a couple of videos about PhoneGap on the Mobile Portland web site for those who want to see more about what PhoneGap provides.
Jul 27, 2009
Mobile Portland: Moblin -- Open Source for Mobile Internet Devices and Netbooks

Can an open source Linux platform deliver a unique experience for users in the mobile space? The community working on Moblin hopes to make this a reality.

In this brief introduction to Moblin, we'll cover what the software stack and underlying technologies look like, give a demo of the Netbook Beta release, talk about where some of the development is going, and how developers and users can get involved.

We would also like your feedback on the tools you need to develop applications for this platform.

If you would like to learn more about what Moblin is and how it fits within the mobile world, join us.

About the Speakers

Bob Spencer works at the Open Source Technology Center (OSTC) at Intel as a software developer. He is focused on working with the Linux Foundation developing the compliance specs for Moblin.

Mike Shaver also works at the OSTC and is focused on building out the web infrastructure and community for Moblin.

Paul Cooper is located at the London office of OSTC and manages a team of Moblin developers working on the user experience functionality.

Jan 26, 2009
Transitioning to iPhone Development - Night & Day Studios

[Full details at ] Many local companies are contemplating the opportunities created by the iPhone App Store and whether or not to change their focus to build iPhone applications. One local company that has taken the leap is Night & Day Studios. Night & Day Studios is a media production and software development house in SE Portland. They got their start developing kiosks and other exhibit media for museums. Since the summer of 2008, they have been developing iPhone apps for adults, children, and families. Night & Day Studios plans to transition completely to mobile development by 2010. They currently have five apps in the iTunes store, ranging from the trivia game Big Fat Lies to the #10 kids game, Peekaboo Barn. Night & Day team members will share their experience developing and marketing iPhone apps, focusing in particular on Peekaboo Barn. They will detail the process of app submission and approval; setting prices; getting attention from iPhone app reviewers, VIPs, and other earned media; internet advertising; dynamics of the iTunes store (ratings vs. units sold, targetting categories); and creating the even more popular (and free) Peekaboo Barn Lite. For those interested, they can also field questions about the process of becoming iPhone developers, contracting and working with an outside illustrator, identifying and using Creative Commons media, and user-testing with children and families. About Night & Day Studios Night & Day Studios is a team of 11 designers and entrepreneurs located in the firehouse on 7th Ave. Team members have various backgrounds in interactive design, writing, media production, educational theory, and marketing. Company founder Nat Sims will be joined by team members Chris Higgins and Erin Rackleman.

Jan 7, 2009
WikiWednesday and RecentChangesCamp planning

Happy New Year! Come join us for the first WikiWednesday of 2009. As usual, it will be a slightly informal event with drinks and snacks provided.

This time around, we want to primarily focus on discussing February's RecentChangesCamp (see the Upcoming listing or If you've ever been interested in attending RCC or just are curious, please do swing by.

May 10, 2017
May Drupal User Group

This month's Portland Drupal User Group will be next Wednesday, May 10th from 6pm to 8:30pm at Acquia (1120 NW Couch St. Suite 630 Portland, OR 97209).

Food and beverages are hosted by Acquia. We're mixing it up this month. Acquia is providing taco bar catered by Los Gorditos, which is a Mexican restaurant nearby that has vegan/gluten free options. Come at 6pm for food and socializing, and get to know your local Drupal community in a casual welcoming environment.

The presentation will start at about 6:30pm.

Amy Vaillancourt-Sals from ThinkShout will be giving us an encore presentation of her popular DrupalCon talk called Demystifying Rendered Content in Drupal 8 Twig Files. We'll have some extra time after her talk, so come prepared to chat about Drupal front end. Read More...

Jan 7, 2016

Topic: Synchronous Replication with MySQL

Summary: (TBD)

Speaker: Kenny Gryp

Kenny is currently Principal Architect at Percona. Bitten somewhere in the late 90s by the open-source bug, most of his spare time was spent working with Linux & OpenBSD servers.

Before joining Percona, he worked at a large social networking company in Europe as DBA & Puppeteer.


6:00 beer, soda, pizza

6:15 presentation

7:15 chat

7:30 end

There will be pizza, so please register on so that we can order the proper amount.

Sep 3, 2015

Topic: "Drupal just wants to hug your database"

Description: "Drupal is one of the more widely adopted CMSs. It is open source and has a huge developer base. However, I rarely hear a DBA mention having to administer Drupal with anything but frustration and pessimism. At Acquia, we have thousands of Amazon instances running Drupal databases. Most sites are quite different from each other, but some basic principles apply to all. Being the DBA for Drupal does not have to be a negative experience! In addition to covering the generic Drupal MySQL configuration tips, I will cover optimization methods for specific features like semaphores, sessions, Views, and the various Drupal caching layers. I’ll also cover the use of query cache in the Drupal context, which while normally frowned upon in the MySQL community, is often beneficial in maintaining a healthy Drupal site. "

There will be pizza, so please register at meetup so that we can order the proper amount.

Due to various scheduling conflicts, the August month's meeting has been delayed and wrapped into an early September one.

Jun 25, 2015
PDX-MUG - MySQL at New Relic

An overview of how New Relic does billions of database transactions per day on 70 instances!

Hosted at Acquia's new office location.

Oct 18, 2012
iSITE Design UX: Delight 2012
Adrianna Hill Ballroom

Delight 2012 (formerly Love at First Website) is a user experience event hosted by ISITE Design that brings together compelling stories from brands and UX folks that deliver delight with inspired digital experiences.

Join us for a unique user experience event that will share stories from brands building exceptional experiences.

Featured speakers include Jeanne Bliss, Brian Kalma, Gene Ehrbar, and others, plus brands like Warby Parker, Mt. Hood Meadows, Gemvara and more.