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Monday
Dec 5
Data PDX: Kùzu Graph Database Management System
Online via Google Meet

Bio: Semih Salihoğlu is an Associate Professor and a David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellow at University of Waterloo. His research focuses on developing systems for managing, querying, or doing analytics on graph-structured data. His main on-going systems project is Kùzu, which is a new graph database management system that integrates novel storage, indexing and query processing techniques. He holds a PhD from Stanford University and is a recipient of the VLDB 2018 Best Paper and the VLDB 2022 Best Experiments and Analysis Paper awards.

Abstract: In this talk, I will present the Kùzu graph database management system (GDBMS) that we are developing at University of Waterloo. Datasets and workloads of popular applications that use GDBMSs require a set of storage and query processing features that relational DBMSs (RDBMSs) do not traditionally optimize for. These include optimizations for: (i) many-to-many (m-n) joins; (ii) cyclic joins; (iii) recursive joins; (iv) semi-structured data storage; and (v) support for universal resource identifiers. Kùzu aims to integrate state-of-art storage, indexing, and query processing techniques to highly optimize for this feature set. I will start by presenting the overall vision of Kùzu and then talk about the novel join operators in the system that performs joins using compressed factorized representations of intermediate tables. Kùzu is actively being developed to be a fully functional open-source DBMS with the goal of wide user adoption and under a permissible license.

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Tuesday
Dec 27
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Friday
Dec 2
Climate Curious
Fresh Consulting

About Us

A few of us connected on the My Climate Journey Slack group, looking to meet other folks in PDX working in the climate sector. We had so much fun at our first happy hour that we've made it a regular thing, and we'd love if you'd join us. We make spaces for thought-leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, and people passionate about sustainability to meet, hang out, and learn.

Have someone you think should join? Invite them! Just like climate solutions, it takes all kinds and the more the merrier.

This Month's Speaker

We'll be chatting with Kara Valikai about creating action and accountability around sustainability goals in the world of apparel.

Kara is the Director of Sustainable Business Integration & Reporting at lululemon. Including prior roles at Nike and Walmart, she has industry experience in retail, e-commerce, sportswear, and fashion and expertise in growth strategies, ESG, and supply chain.

Our Holiday Toast!

As a little nod to the season, we're working with local fave Division Wines to curate a tasting flight of unique biodynamic and ecologically responsible wines. There will be a considered selection of different varietals and disciplines represented, and through this we'll learn a bit about how earth-friendly practices are incorporated into wine-making.

We'll have some light snacks on hand too, because we all know what happens if you drink wine for two hours on an empty tummy.

A contribution of $20 will cover you for ample wine and snacks (venmo @topherburns or feel free to bring cash)

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Tuesday
Nov 29
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Friday
Nov 18
Connecting the dots: A virtual networking event for Black founders
Online

A free, virtual networking opportunity for Black startup founders around the US, organized by Accenture and PIE (https://piepdx.com)

Join Accenture for an exciting networking event for tech founders. Connect with Black founders, investors, and Accenture industry experts from across North America.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Charlton McIlwain

Author of the recent book, Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, From the Afronet to Black Lives Matter, Dr. Charlton McIlwain is Vice Provost for Faculty Development & Engagement at New York University, and Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt. He works at the intersections of computing technology, race, inequality, and racial justice activism. He has served as an expert witness in landmark U.S. Federal Court cases on reverse redlining/racial targeting in mortgage lending, and recently testified before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services about the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence on the financial services sector. He writes regularly for outlets such as The Guardian, Slate's Future Tense, MIT Technology Review and other outlets about the intersection of race and technology. McIlwain is the founder of the Center for Critical Race & Digital Studies, is the President of the Board for Data & Society Research Institute, heads NYU’s Alliance for Public Interest Technology, and is NYU’s Designee to the Public Interest Technology University Network.

Founders attending this event will have the opportunity to...

  • Meet Kathy Ross and Dujon Smith, leads of the Accenture Black Founders Development Program
  • Hear about recent Accenture Ventures start-up investments and our FY23 goals
  • Participate in peer-to-peer networking with founders and investors from across North America

Peer-to-Peer networking hosted on Mixtroz (https://www.mixtroz.com/).

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Wednesday
Nov 16
Ask Julie Anything!
Online

Julie Harrelson, Managing Director of the Cascade Seed Fund

Julie has over 30 years of experience as an investor, founder, sales executive and consultant. She launched Cascade Seed Fund with Robert Pease in 2019 after being founder of the five predecessor Cascade Angels Funds. Cascade is the first seed fund in Oregon founded outside the Portland metro area. She has been a seed stage investor since 2013 and founded her first enterprise at age 8.

(A child prodigy indeed!)

Julie was previously a tech executive in multiple companies variously acquired by Earthlink, Time Warner and others. Following an exit from a telecommunications startup, Harrelson worked as a trusted advisor with regional entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, as well as leaders of massive change efforts in healthcare, education and energy before launching Cascade.

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Monday
Nov 14
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022
through Various

200 countries. 40,000 activities. Removing barriers and welcoming all.

This November, Global Entrepreneurship Network will celebrate 15 years of helping millions of people unleash their ideas to start and scale new businesses through Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The campaign began in 2008 with an emphasis on inspiring young people to make their mark and has quickly grown to become a comprehensive effort that engages entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers, support organizations and others collaborating to advance economic growth and innovation in more than 180+ countries around the world.

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Tuesday
Oct 25
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Wednesday
Oct 19
PDX Annual October Tech Writing Supermeetup: Burnout to Rejuvenation
Portland State University, Fariborz Maseeh Hall (FMH) Room 319

Note: This is information for the IN-PERSON event. For online event, refer to the companion Meetup event: https://www.meetup.com/write-the-docs-pdx/events/288931028/

Location: Portland State University campus, Fariborz Maseeh Hall (FMH) Room 319 (English Department)

The annual PDX Annual October Tech Writing Supermeetup returns, with the topic of Burnout to Rejuvenation: Taking care of ourselves and reimagining possibilities.

During the event, we will share experiences and ideas from several Tech Writing professionals who have navigated the past few years working in remote, hybrid, and in-person environments. Special emphasis will be on actions taken by presenters to address work burnout, self-care, and rethinking work processes.

In-person pizza will be served!

As a way into the topic, we recommend reading the article: The End of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives: https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/end-burnout-work-drains-us-build-better-lives-bookbite/32042/

The PDX Annual October Tech Writing Supermeetup is brought to you by Write the Docs PDX and PSU Technical Communications Meetup.

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Monday
Oct 17
Portland Surveillance Technologies Policy
Online event

Last year, the Smart City PDX team and Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights began work to create a surveillance policy for the City of Portland. They held several events over the course of the year: some were intended to educate the local community about the policy and why one is needed, while others provided an opportunity for community members to give input on what they felt should be included in the surveillance policy. A draft of the proposed legislation is now ready and will be presented to city council later this year: https://www.smartcitypdx.com/news/2022/9/20/september-2022-surveillance-technologies-policy-updates

At this month's meeting, Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at Smart City PDX, within Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will join us to share the details of the proposed policy along with information about how you can still participate in the process.

Come to the meeting, and learn about the plan for surveillance policy in Portland!

Please RSVP via this Meetup page or by sending an email to [email protected].

Speaker bio: Hector Dominguez is the Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland. In 2009, Portland became the first city in the United States to adopt an Open Data Resolution to encourage the expansion of the technological community by promoting open data and partnerships between City government and the public, private and nonprofit sectors, academia, and labor.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

{short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Wednesday
Oct 12
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Lucky Lab 1945 NW Quimby Portland

Weekly Meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a volunteer based non-profit working to unfuck telecommunications policy locally, and also to build free-to-the-end-user public internet access.

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PIE Demo Day 2022
Online

PIE Demo Day 2022 will be held as a free virtual tradeshow, enabling community members to meet and visit with a variety of startups from PIE — while having the opportunity to meet other mentors, alums, investors, and supporters of the PIE community.

On October 12 at 3:14PM PDT, we highly encourage you to join these 26 startups from PIE, PIE for Our Neighbors, PIE Shop, and Slice of PIE at the PIE Demo Day virtual tradeshow:

  • BabbleBuy, your small biz activities hub
  • BuildingLens, building management that prioritizes occupant’s health and comfort
  • Buildly, product management for distributed teams
  • Ditto Pigeon, automated, programmable Instagram posts
  • DTocs, a sustainable, earth-friendly choice for disposable tableware
  • Hemingway Designs, (pre-launch) bringing recyclability to disposable insulin pens
  • HotZot, your grandparents didn’t need herbicides to control weeds and neither do you
  • How I Chow, eat the food you love and build the community you crave
  • HUUB, a central hub for economic development and small business
  • Kit Switch, modular interiors to create the homes we need with the buildings we have
  • Kocchi, resilient off-grid communications
  • Missing Middle Housing Fund, doubling Oregon’s housing production
  • Momentum, your productivity coach app that goes everywhere you go
  • NearHear, music discovery for local shows
  • Prestavi, simple process automation for your entire team
  • Radious, find a meeting space or private office right in your neighborhood
  • ReDram Program, convenient kiosks to solve plastic pollution
  • Re-Public, a dashboard for your personal dataverse 
  • Shilling, screen time platform that helps improve financial habits
  • Stumpworx, breathable, adjustable, lightweight, and comfortable prosthetic sockets
  • Teaminal, an agile meeting tool for remote teams
  • Thriving Design, versatile, sturdy DIY plant support systems in a snap
  • Toast Wear, (pre-launch) rethinking the way we stay warm outdoors
  • Tonsil Tech, kiss tonsil stones goodbye
  • UrbanForm, automated zoning technology for better buildings, cities, and environments
  • Width by Height (WxH), simplifying how you decorate your walls

(Additional companies from the various PIE programs may opt to participate in the tradeshow up until the day of the event.)

We look forward to seeing you at PIE Demo Day on October 12!

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Wednesday
Sep 28
Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Sarah Smith, Co-Founder of The Dyrt
Perkins Coie (PDX) Website
Tuesday
Sep 27
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

Website
Wednesday
Sep 21
Portland 3D Printing Lab: Social with Show and Tell
Autodesk

Surprise! We're back and going forward monthly!

For our first event, we thought we'd open up the floor. If you have something cool you've been working on and want to share, bring it or share some pictures with us. Let us know if you're planning on bringing anything to make sure we have enough space for it. We'll have approx 10 tables to set up on.

Our friends at Autodesk are graciously hosting us at their office. Come in to the front door on Ankeny, sign in at the front desk, and take the stairs to the second floor. If you need the elevator, ask security to let you up. There is bike parking inside the building on the second floor as well.

Agenda:

6:00 PM: Sharing and Networking 7:00 PM: Welcome, News, Recap on Makerforce by Shashi ~7:30 PM: Community Time 7:45 PM: Networking 8:30 PM: Clean it up!

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Monday
Sep 19
Trade agreements and your privacy!
Online

Remember the TransPacific Partnership (TPP)?

Trade deals are often negotiated at a high level, out of sight from our daily lives, so we often don't hear much about them until negotiators have already reached agreement on the final deal. Typically, the only groups involved in negotiations are the US Trade Representative, corporate lobbyists, trade advisors, and representatives from the various countries involved in the deal.

Well, there's a new trade deal currently in work, and here's an early opportunity to learn about it and how it might affect you!

The deal is called the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), and one of it's pillars addresses cross-border data flows and the digital economy. Since several of the countries that will be a party to this agreement do not have strong human rights protections, advocates at the Trade Justice Education Fund (TJEF) are concerned that lower standards set at the international level will have a negative impact on US laws.

Join us this month when Yimei Shao, PNW Regional Organizer for TJEF, will talk about the IPEF international trade deal and how it could impact consumer data privacy, workplace surveillance, and other issues that intersect with labor and technology.

You can read more about deal in the US Trade Rep's fact sheet: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2022/may/fact-sheet-asia-president-biden-and-dozen-indo-pacific-partners-launch-indo-pacific-economic

Come learn about this trade deal and how you can make your voice heard!

Please RSVP via this Meetup page or by sending an email to [email protected].

Speaker bio:

Yimei Shao (they/them) is the PNW Regional Organizer for the Trade Justice Education Fund (TJEF), and also serves as the Chair of the Global Justice Committee at Portland Jobs with Justice (PDX JWJ). TJEF is a national organization that promotes awareness about international trade justice, including workers’ rights, environmental and public health issues impacted by trade. PDX JWJ is a coalition of 100+ labor, faith, community and student organizations taking action for workers rights and economic justice.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/

{short} Code of Conduct Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays is dedicated to providing an informative and positive experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Thursday
Sep 8
2022 TechCrawl
Downtown Portland (various)

The 2022 TechCrawl is back... in-person!

We are back to the full, in-person event for 2022. That's right, like olden-times. Eat and drink your way to dozens of tech companies to meet their team and learn about their jobs, followed by the epic TechCrawl Afterparty. ​ TechCrawl is the best way to find your dream job! Here's how it works: ​ Dozens of Portland tech companies will open their doors. Registering as a Crawler gets you access to these companies, and a map of all their locations. You also get an invitation to the epic TechCrawl Afterparty + one drink ticket.

Where to Register Register at www.techcrawl.org (not on Meetup!)

When Thursday, September 8th, 2022

TechCrawl 4:30 - 8:00pm

Afterparty 8:00 - 10:00pm (location TBD) ​ Cost (pre-paid online only)

$5.00 Early Bird price thru July 31, 2022

$10.00 thru August 31, 2022

$15.00 after August 31, 2022

Registration closes on August 25th for Companies, and September 7th for Crawlers

Registration comes with Afterparty invite +1 drink ticket ​ Where You will receive a map of all the participating companies the night before the event. There is no set order, so crawl your own path. Eat, drink, and find your dream job!

You will need to present proof of registration to access each office. There is no kick-off event this year. ​ Who TechCrawl is for any member of the tech community! Not a developer? No problem! Past Crawlers include salespeople, designers, marketing, product managers, developers, QA, consultants, executives, human resources, finance, analysts, college students, and more!

Thanks to our Community Partners:

Northwest Tenant Group (www.nwtenantgroup.com) - Solving Hybrid Work and Office Space for Portland Companies Profocus Technology (www.profocustechnology.com) - Your IT Staffing and Consulting Partner

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Tuesday
Aug 30
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 2
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

Due to the excessive heat warning in Portland, this meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday August 2nd

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

Website
Tuesday
May 31
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

Website
Thursday
May 19
Data PDX: NIEM – The Grand Translator for Data Exchange
Virtual

Presenters

Mike Phillips – Vice president of Integrated Solutions, SLG Innovation. Co-Chair of the NIEM State, Local, Territorial and Trible Tiger Team.

Katherine Escobar – Deputy Division Chief, Data and Services Division, Cyber and Command, Control, Communications and Computers Integration (DD C5I), Joint Staff J6

Paul K. Wormeli – Innovation Strategist, Wormeli Consulting, LLC – Co-Chair of the NIEM State, Local, Territorial and Trible Tiger Team.

Abstract

An organization’s ability to effectively serve its customers hinges on the availability of current, accurate, and relevant information. The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a community-driven, standards-based approach to exchanging information. Diverse communities can collectively leverage NIEM to increase efficiencies and improve decision-making.

NIEM is a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations. NIEM can save time and money by providing consistent, reusable data definitions and reusable processes. NIEM is available to everyone, including both public and private organizations.

NIEM includes a data model, governance, training, tools, technical support services, and an active community to assist users in adopting a standards-based approach to exchanging data.

What You Will Learn

This session will provide you with a NIEM overview and some practical applications.

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Thursday
Apr 28
Virtual Panel on Promotions w Senior Tech Folk & Candidate AJ; Inperson Social
Openhaus Coworking Chinatown

Virtual Panel on Careers Featuring Fastly’s Rachel Kelly, Senior Infrastructure Engineer https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelkelly/

KPMG’s Sheldon Warmington Director https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheldon-warmington-986b2815/

Special Meet the Candidate Section: Portland City Council Candidate AJ McCreary https://www.ajforportland.com/

Facilitated by Dwayne Thomas, Sr Security Engineer at Color of Health. Coorganizer of BiT PDX

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Tuesday
Apr 26
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

Website
Friday
Apr 22
Accenture x PIE: Conversation on Building your Brand and Strong Teams
Online

Join Accenture as we partner with Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) for an exciting event for PNW Black Founders. Our event will be centered around a Q&A with panelists specialized in building your brand and strong teams.

Meet our panelists

  • Deesha Dyer: An award-winning strategist, community organizer, and seasoned public speaker with an online community of 38,000 people. For nearly two decades, she has produced social impact campaigns across entertainment, politics, philanthropy, and business, specializing in causes that create tangible change. Her most recent endeavor is Hook & Fasten, a social impact firm that is dedicated to building partnerships between communities and companies around the world.
  • Jason Clark: A Research Scientist by training, Jason pivoted his career 20 years ago to build a career in sales (“origination”). He’s been instrumental in helping small and large companies grow and commercialize new products and solutions across a diverse list of businesses likes Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Huron, BD, and startups Outcome Health and Cedar. Jason brings a heavy focus and involvement with DE&I, as he is mixed blood Native American (Lenni-Lenape) and has worked for the Senate Committee On Indian Affairs in DC.
  • Veronica Jones: With over 20 years of leadership experience, Veronica has a strong passion for building and leading teams, as well as mentoring and developing talent. As a result-oriented strategist, Veronica has a proven record of successfully enabling collaboration within cross-functional teams through the improvement of organizational processes and strategic development/implementation. Veronica has built the ability to advise and influence peers around her to help them successfully achieve their goals.
  • Sage Salvo: Gil Perkins’ (dba Sage Salvo) start-up, Words Liive, is a futuristic education technology start-up, organized around a ‘Literacy Moonshot’ goal of getting 2/3 of the nation’s children grade literate by 2045. He’s raised and earned over a half million dollars for Words Liive to further develop their technology product The Opus, which is a new Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology which enables on-demand and real-time lesson development and so much more.

RSVP: https://www.airmeet.com/e/24497690-ac78-11ec-b214-57fc51231a15

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Thursday
Apr 21
Data PDX: Enterprise Data Catalogs with Alation
Virtual
  • What problems do data catalogs solve?
  • Compliance, governance, analyst productivity, cloud migration
  • What are typical data catalog functionalities and what to look for
  • Demo from perspective of knowledge worker
  • Q&A
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PDXWIT Presents: Pathways to Leadership: The Power of Mentorship
Virtual

Register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pathways-to-leadership-the-power-of-mentorship-registration-297097746357

Two Portland powerhouses are joining forces to humanize tech, create access and connect awesome people! PDXWIT + Cinder presents a panel discussion, moderated by Katy Byrtus, focused on tech leaders who come from backgrounds that have been systematically excluded from positions of power.

We believe anyone who identifies as a leader is a leader. Your title doesn't define you and we will unpack some of these beliefs while discussing how community and mentorship (or lack thereof) have shaped career pathways for leaders.

Our panel will feature professionals with intersecting identities who are changing the industry. We will get real, get vulnerable, and share authentically as we reflect on some difficult questions.

There will be ASL interpretation and closed captioning throughout.

Panelists include:

Cinthia Manuel (she/her), CEO + Founder, Autentica Consulting Himalaya Rao (she/her), GP + Managing Director @ Black Founders Matter Trip Longworth (they/he), Developer Relations @ Garden Hope to see you there and please help us spread the word!

Join PDXWIT's Slack channel to continue the conversation: http://pdxwit.org/slack

Get in touch: [email protected] Agenda:

12:00 p.m. - Event opens 12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 p.m. - Leadership Panel 1:00 p.m. - Event ends We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers, and fueling belonging.

We are committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact He[email protected] to request any additional accessibility accommodations. If you are having trouble registering for this event please let us know and we will be glad to assist you. At our event, we will automatically provide ASL interpretation, live captioning, and relevant materials in pdf format in advance, and we are helping our presenters be more inclusive in their materials and presentations.

Tuesday
Apr 19
PDXWIT Happy Hour: Careers, Talks, Connection
Virtual

Register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqd-6uqT8oGd3HGq3rFxqg4mThN_aL9YOq

Get ready for PDXWIT Happy Hour with event host PixelSpoke!

This month’s Lightning Speakers will explore wellness and mental health as a social justice issue, as well as ways companies can better support their employees’ wellness. We will have ASL interpretation and closed captioning throughout.

Companies with open roles on the PDXWIT job board will share their open positions (local and remote) during our Recruiter Roll Call. You’ll have a chance to chat with them in breakout rooms after the presentation, so bring your questions, your professional statements, and be ready to share your brilliant skills and qualifications.

Please get in touch at [email protected] with any additional accessibility needs you may have.

Hope to see you there!

Join our Slack channel to continue the conversation: http://pdxwit.org/slack

Get in touch: [email protected]

Agenda:

12:00 p.m. - Event opens

12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements

12:10 p.m. - Guest speakers + Women in Tech History

12:35 p.m. - Face-to-face/on-camera networking

1:00 p.m. - Event ends

We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

Wednesday
Apr 13
PDXWIT Presents: How to Prepare for a Technical Interview
Virtual

Register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqde-grTsuHtMnJ8nMGZWpuIu-XOgy5YRw

ASL provided

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful proposition. A group of volunteers from Amazon Web Services (AWS, aws.amazon.com) created this training to demystify the interview process. This is tailored to job seekers seeking employment in tech. In this virtual seminar, we will cover good and bad interviewing practices we’ve witnessed through our careers and present helpful tips to prepare for technical interviews. We will also provide resources to practice for your next interview.

During this session, we will: - Prepare you for the interview - Set expectations for the day of the interview - Role-play a mock interview - Provide approaches to navigating the coding test - Share information and resources.

Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 50.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event begins 12:03 p.m. - Intros and announcements 12:10 p.m. - Session begins 1:15 p.m. - Event ends

Mission: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

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

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Thursday
Apr 7
ETH Portland
through 3000 Columbia House Blvd #107

ETH Portland is a 3-day community hackathon created for developers, designers, and blockchain enthusiasts based in the NorthWest. Anyone at all experience levels interested in blockchain tech, DeFi, NFTs, P2E gaming, DAOs, and all things web3.

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Tuesday
Apr 5
Native Americans in Tech Mixer
Online (Zoom)

Registration through: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcOmgpzgvHtFN0p8wzmk0eae_jeJ57r32 - After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

At our April Native Americans in Tech mixer, we’re creating a decolonized space for Indigenous folks who work in tech or would like to. In the spirit of storytelling, we would like to encourage the community to share some 3 minute talks on recent projects, life events or challenges. This will be an informal, virtual meetup for attendees to nurture existing relationships and build new ones.

This community will center the experiences of Indigenous people of North America. While this group is for folks that have a grounding in their Native American identities, we understand that Indigenous folks exist from all points of the globe and welcome you as well. We recognize the varied experiences of indigeneity for those who have had barriers in reclaiming their culture.

This event will be facilitated by Erin Grace (Chetco, Tututni).

This ongoing series is supported by Tech Town powered by Prosper Portland.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 5:30 p.m. - Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

Learn more about:

Tech Town: https://techtownportland.com/ Erin Grace: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-grace-writer/

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Thursday
Mar 31
OTBC: Preparing for Seed Funding
Online

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, March 31 from 1-2 PM to hear from an experienced Seed Fund Manager, Robert Pease of Cascade Seed Fund, an active Angel Investor Raul Krivoy, and entrepreneur Lauren Schneider who co-founded TrovaTrip and has raised funds to launch her company.

Learn what investors expect from you in the way of a business plan, financials, and market validation. Are there "tips" you can learn about successfully raising money to build your business? What does the current market look like for an entrepreneur to raise money?

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Tuesday
Mar 29
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because the Delta variant of COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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PDXWIT Presents: AAPI in Tech: LFG
Virtual

Register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrd-morjkiGdQslL4Vp6fQq-Ig9cMWbzIH

The long-awaited AAPI in Tech group is kicking off its first official meetup, Let’s F*cking Go!!

AAPI In Tech centers people who identify as part of the Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander community, while welcoming people who not only consider themselves as allies, but also take action toward supporting their AAPI comrades. During the event, we will learn more about PDXWIT’s AAPI in Tech initiative, hear from host company Avenue Agency, lightning speakers and have the opportunity to connect in breakout rooms.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and host intro 12:10 p.m. - Raffle! 12:15 p.m. - Lightning talks 12:30 p.m. - Networking in breakout rooms 1:00 p.m. - Event ends

More about AAPI in Tech: The group aims to curate a space where AAPI members feel safe and included, so much so that they have the liberty to speak their minds and listen to others with openness. The group is a place where violence of any kind (verbal or/and physical, online or/and in reality) is not tolerated and civil discussions are reinforced.

The group is also an ally to other communities including but not limited to: the Black community, the Latinx community, the LGBTQ+ community, the disability community, the Indigenous and Native American community, the immigrant community, and so on. It is worth noting that many people belong to multiple communities at the same time. While complexity is to be expected while navigating the ever evolving space of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, it is imperative to acknowledge intersectionality and how it can guide our community through conflicts and issues such as anti-Asian crimes, anti-immigrant rhetoric, the land-back movement, etc.

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