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Oct 31
Virtual Scrum Training

Want to learn how to take your projects to the Next Level

Practical Training for Scrum

Join us for an all-day Scrum training on, October 31st, 2020; featuring Suzanne Ward MBA MEng PMP CSM CSPO PSM CSP, a Scrum Master & Agile Coach/Trainer from Intel.

Our world is changing fast. Markets and consumers are demanding faster, cheaper, and better products. Demands for quicker turnaround on new product development and innovation have only increased. How do companies like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Apple keep up? They practice agile techniques, in particular, they utilize scrum to manage their projects.

Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across your personal life. By using Scrum, you’ll become more agile, discovering how to react more quickly and respond more accurately to the inevitable change that comes your way. By staying focused, collaborating, and communicating with customers and your team, you can accomplish what truly needs to be done — successfully.

Come get a taste of the future of project management and learn about the Scrum process. This one-day training with exercises will cover the material from the scrum introduction certification class and the Product Owner role in the Scrum Process.


Learn about the Scrum Process. Learn what a Product Owner and Scrum Master is responsible for. Come away with insights on how to manage your next project


 * Retain more information because of our unique hands-on approach; based on the latest research into brain science.
 * Be entertained by stories from our real-world experienced and knowledgeable instructors.
 * Maximize investments already made by gaining valuable Professional Development Units (PDUs).
 * Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace.
 * Network with people from Intel Corporation and other software companies.


People whose work is completed through projects and through teams; Engineers, Software Engineers, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Program Managers, Business Executives, Technology Professionals, Students in MBA or undergrad business and engineering programs.


 * Product, Brand, and Marketing Management in a diverse range of markets and industries, with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales.
 * Quick Learner of new industries/product offerings with results-oriented achievements. Created excitement around a static accessories category in condensed time frame. Created full line of support, educational, training, and presentation materials. The impact of efforts increased sales from $16.4M to $37.2M in 24 months.
 * Program management for multiple high tech/electronic development projects, averaging $3 million annual budget. Serve in project manager and product manager capacities. Two successful worldwide launches in 3 years. $1M annual OEM/B2B sales and $10M annual sales.
 * Combine demonstrated product management leadership experience with a strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core engineers as well as presenting to executive-level decision-makers.
 * Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. 
 * Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multicultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.
 * International program management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management/development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.


 * PMP, Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
 * PSM, Professional Scrum Master,
 * CSM, CSPO, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Alliance
 * CSP, Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance


This training is meant to introduce professionals and students to the Scrum methodology, though the material we cover will give you the knowledge and material covered in the exam for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. Our students have gone on to take this test after the training and passed.


By attending this training you’ll receive professional development units (PDU). They are for professionals looking to maintain Project Management Institute (PMI)- certified credentials. Eligible PDUs: 8 PMP PDUs


SW Engineers: eXtreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Pair Programming, Project Managers: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Scrum.


For further information or for scholarship opportunities: please contact Heber Michaels, [email protected].


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Oct 16
Public Tech Talk: "Some Recent Results in Secure Computation" by Dr. Dov Gordon
This talk will be live-streamed and is open to the public. To receive Zoom meeting information, send an email request to: [email protected]

Secure multi-party computation (MPC) allows multiple parties, each holding private data that they are unwilling to share, to collaborate to perform computations over their data, while revealing nothing other than the result. The theory behind secure computation is already 35 years old, but in the last 15 years researchers in the field have demonstrated tremendous improvement in performance. Today, a confluence of factors are driving an increased interest in secure computation, both in the public domain and in industry, including the advancements in MPC mentioned above, the explosion in the volume of private user data being generated, and the advancements in machine learning that are being deployed to leverage that private data.

In this talk, I will give an overview of several of my recent results that has helped scale the performance of secure computation. In the first half of the talk, I will focus on the setting where we have large volumes of data and a secure computation that is out-source to a small number of servers — the Few-PC setting. I will focus on a security relaxation that allows us to improve communication costs asymptotically and concretely for a large class of computations. In the second half of the talk, I will describe several results that allow us to scale MPC to thousands or even millions of parties, by demonstrating a protocol that requires less communication and computation from each participant as the number of participants grows.

Oct 13
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Senses Working Overtime: Equivalent experiences in data viz for accessibility

Curious about how to make rich data visualizations accessible? Doug Schepers will share some of his work on how to create equivalent data viz experiences.

Images, charts, and diagrams are an important part of the web, but often hide critical information from people with disabilities of vision, cognition, and others. But there are many ways to provide inclusive affordances that use other senses, especially hearing and touch, to convey complex information. This talk will explore some of the challenges and different methods to overcome them using advanced techniques like text equivalents, sonification, haptics and tactiles, and more.

Event begins at 6:00pm; join early starting at 5:45pm for networking.

Online/call-in meeting info will be announced on Meetup.


  • 5:45–6:00pm Networking
  • 6:00–6:15pm Introductions & announcements
  • 6:15-7:00pm Presentations
  • 7:00–7:30pm Q&A and discussion
  • 7:30–7:45pm Wrap up

Accommodation requests:

If you have any accommodation requests, please contact us in advance of the event to discuss.

About the presenter:

Doug Schepers is the founder and director of Fizz Studio, an accessible data visualization startup in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. He develop his ideas and early prototypes for accessible charts while working with the accessibility community at W3C. As a developer who defined Web technologies and standards at W3C for a decade, he launched or worked on fundamental projects such as SVG (and the Accessible SVG Task Force), WebApps, Web Audio API, Touch Events and Pointer Events, Web Annotations, and many other technologies, as well as starting the W3C developer relations program. He believes in positive social change through building communities and interoperable open technology.

Sep 30
VIRTUAL Dynamics CE/CRM UG Oregon meeting
MS Teams meeting

Register now for our Q3 Local User Group Meeting!

Agenda: -Welcome/Introductions -Portals Tips & Tricks by Velosio -Virtual Conferences - learning and networking remotely -Closing Comments / Next Meeting Q4 Topics

We'll send attendees who register by Tues 9/29 the MS Teams meeting invite link.

Sep 16
An Heavy AWS User's First Look at Azure

Presentation by Fernando Medina Corey, Lead Cloud Architect at Witekio.

If you're coming from an AWS background like me and transitioning to an organization that relies heavily on Azure this talk is for you. We'll go over a bunch of high-level concepts you'll need to know to feel comfortable transitioning from an AWS environment to Azure.

We'll look at things like organization and account structure, how particular AWS resources translate to Azure and some of the quirks and hangouts you might encounter if you've been focused in the AWS world before.

Aug 17
Why Privacy Matters
Online event

Digital and physical surveillance are at all-time highs, and privacy is dissipating from our society. But why should we care about privacy if we have nothing to hide?

In this session, AJ Rice will discuss how a lack of privacy affects us as individuals and as a society. Using specific examples, Rice will cover the direct consequences of a world without privacy and also the more subtle ways an absence of privacy undermines the rights of those who have nothing to hide. This presentation will focus specifically on why privacy matters, and not on what we should do about it.

Bring your questions and join the discussion. We hope to see you there!

Speaker bio:

AJ Rice is a privacy advocate, and the founder & CEO of Privo Mobile. Privo Mobile is a Portland-based tech startup making (private) dumb phones designed for kids with a modern user experience and interface.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our 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 ( applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

Aug 12
Portland Azure User Group: How to leverage Microsoft 365 as the foundation of your security solution
Online Meeting please RSVP via meetup Website
Jul 15
Portland SharePoint User Group: Power BI & SharePoint Lists
Online Meeting please RSVP via meetup Website
Jul 14
Portland Azure User Group
Online Meeting please RSVP via meetup Website
Jun 18
@DAMAPDX Chapter Meeting June 2020: Predictive Analytics with BigQuery ML with Jimmy Ruiz
Zoom Conference

In this session a Customer Engineer from Google will provide an introduction to BigQuery and BigQuery ML.

About this Event

Presented by Jimmy Ruiz, Google Cloud Platform Engineer

DAMAPDX chapter meetings free to members, suggested donation for online events (pay what you can)


What is BigQuery? BigQuery Architectural Overview BigQuery Demo Introduction into BigQuery ML Demo: Predict GA 360 User Conversions with BigQuery ML

In this session, a Customer Engineer from Google will provide an introduction to BigQuery and BigQuery ML. Attendees will learn some key concepts, use cases, and see BigQuery in action.

Where RSVP for Zoom link

Date – Thursday, June 18th

Time – 8:30 – 10:30am

Jun 8
Pacific Northwest Power BI Symposium - June 8, 2020
The MAC, 1849 Salmon Street, Portland, OR

We invite you to come be a part of the premier Pacific Northwest event that brings you closer to business intelligence experts that specialize in our favorite analytics tool, Power BI!

It’s a big year. Join us in 2020 as we build upon our momentum from the last two years to deliver an afternoon full of learning and community building.

Why join? Come learn from the insights from top thought leaders in BI to take your skills to the next level and unlock the power of data to make better business decisions. This is a fantastic networking opportunity to find others in your field to share best practices and keep up with a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

Confirm your seat by registering for a free ticket. We hope to host you! Parking is free.

Have questions or are interested in sponsoring? Contact Greg Petrossian: [email protected]

Check out our sponsorship package here:


2:00 pm

Check-in/Registration Open

2:30 - 2:45 pm

Introduction - Ron Ellis Gaut, CSG Pro/PDX Power BI User Group Leader

2:45 - 3:45 pm

How to Implement Governance in Power BI - Brian Grant, CSG Pro

3:45 - 4:00 pm


4:00 - 5:00 pm

BI Storytelling Framework - Mico Yuk, BI Brainz

5:00 - 5:15 pm


5:15 - 6:15 pm

3 Ways AI is Changing BI - Justyna Lucznik, Microsoft

6:15 - 6:30 pm

Closing Remarks

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Networking Reception


“The NW Power BI Symposium is a fantastic opportunity for business professionals from all industries to learn how Power BI can unleash data-driven insights within their organizations. This event has been invaluable to me as I continue to learn best practices and more sophisticated methods for building high-impact analytics at KEEN Footwear.”

Robert Gillin, Senior Planning Analyst, KEEN, Inc.

“We had analysts across three different teams attend the symposium. Making those connections has really helped break down silos within our own organization and helped build cross-functional teams. We are seeing a great cultural shift and are already looking forward to the next symposium in June.”

Ben Vega, AVP, Data and Reporting Analyst, Frontline Strategy, Umpqua Bank

“Attendees can expect to learn something new and valuable that they will be able to implement right away regardless of their experience with Power BI. The Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to learn about specialized topics in less technical areas, such as Power BI adoption strategies and report design considerations, from local and international experts.”

Stephen Gessling, Business Intelligence Developer, NWEA

May 20
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Accessibility conferences recap

Springtime brings many annual events, including accessibility conferences! Even these days, events are still happening. Join us to hear about three recent events: CSUN Conference, HXD Conference, and AccessU. We'll have hosted presenters talking about their experiences, and will open the floor for others who attended to share their learnings as well.

Event begins at 6:00pm; join early starting at 5:45pm for networking.

Online/call-in meeting info will be announced on Meetup.


  • 5:45–6:00pm Networking
  • 6:00–6:15pm Introductions & announcements
  • 6:15-7:00pm Presentations
  • 7:00–7:30pm Q&A and discussion
  • 7:30–7:45pm Wrap up

Accommodation requests: If you have any accommodation requests, please contact us in advance of the event to discuss.

Portland SharePoint User Group: Where to begin with Office 365 Graph API
Internet/Online (registration required)

For this meeting we have a presentation with Brian Kimball talking about Microsoft Graph API, how to use it as a SharePoint-y developer/administrator.

This session will be a beginners guide to getting started with using the Office Graph API and why I've started to adopt it. Powershell has been the foundation administration language for SharePoint environments and still is in many scenarios. However, the future is Graph API and I will show you what got me started using it and why I turn to it first now. This will be a Demo presentation so we can actually see it in action but I will have a few slides with links to resources that will be available afterwards.

Agenda: 11:30am - Call opens, feel free to join for general SharePoint Q&A 12:00pm - Main presentation

Details to join the call will be sent out to those who RSVP.

Apr 22
Amplify Your UX Portfolio (Design Week Portland)

When it comes to selling yourself and your work, it can be a daunting task. Learn from the experts at Cvent how you can apply storytelling skills to your UX portfolio--even if you are just starting out.

We'll discuss what makes a portfolio stand out, the keys to building one from scratch, and common pitfalls to avoid.

Then we'll break out into small groups for individual portfolio reviews with experienced UX leaders in Product Design, Content Strategy, and User Research.

Come prepared with your own portfolio in any of those disciplines, or listen in as we work through how to make a portfolio shine.

This event is part of Design Week Portland.

Feb 27
Nike Tech Talks with Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen
Nike Decathlon Club Cafe

We look forward to seeing you at the next Nike Tech Talks on February 27!

Fastly CTO Tyler McMullen will give a talk titled, "Making Functions as a Service Safe for Users."

Abstract: Functions as a Service has grown dramatically in popularity over the last few years. First, in centralized cloud computing, and now as the primary model of edge computing. The industry has put a lot of work into securing these environments against intruders; however, little has been said and less done to protect users against each other and against their own errors. In this talk, Tyler will introduce a new model for functions as a service, explain how it's implemented at Fastly, and talk about how it could change the way we think about end user security.

Speaker: Tyler McMullen is CTO at Fastly, the leading edge cloud platform, where he is responsible for evolving the system architecture and the company’s technology vision. Tyler leads a team of experienced technology innovators focused on internet scale and working on future-facing, ambitious projects and standards. As part of the founding team at Fastly, Tyler built the first versions of Fastly’s Instant Purging system, API, and Real-Time Analytics. Prior to joining Fastly, Tyler worked on large-scale web applications, text analysis, and performance. He can be found debating edge computing, networking, and distributed systems all over the world.

Please RSVP here:

See you soon!

Feb 18
Free Range Developers presents: Networking for Developers, Artists, and Designers
Wacom Experience Center

*Please register on our Meetup:

We're excited to announce that Free Range Developers has hit their one year anniversary and we have over 280 members in our community. That is really inspiring stuff and We can't thank you enough with the FRD crew that has grown from 1 to 3. We'd like to take some time during this event to give a brief overview of the last year and were we plan to go in 2020. We will also have some announcements to make about up coming events! Come celebrate a year of Free Range Developers with us and network with like minded creatives!

Free Range Developers invites you to join us at the Wacom Experience Center for a night of networking, drinks and appetizers. . Our event is tailored to people who are looking to learn more about Augmented and Virtual reality though we cover many different topics and skill sets and encourage all types of people to join our conversations. Games, immersive tech, web development or graphics. whatever your calling is, we’re just as excited to learn about it as you are sharing it.

We encourage all skill levels of any background to come and chat with us!

Snacks, Drinks and Location Provided by: Wacom

Join us on discord Twitter @FreeRangeDevPDX Purchase a shirt at Or learn more at

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Jan 22
FOSS Beering
Lucky Lab

On occasion, we have a meet up of FOSS software developers from the low level like the kernel to user space and various others. Join us for fun conversations over beverages and pub food. All are welcome!

Jan 16
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) and Portland UX Writers - Accessible Microcopy

There’s a lot that goes into writing good microcopy for accessibility: Identifying what needs it, writing for something spoken aloud versus read silently, and finding a champion to help you develop it.

Join Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX, for a co-meetup with Portland UX Writers ( Kate Knappett and Josh Hetrick will share guidelines and tips and try them out in a group activity. Together, we’ll find solutions to make your writing more accessible and help you become an accessibility champion on your team.


  • 6:00-6:15 Networking, topic post-its, job opportunities, food, and drinks
  • 6:15-6:30 Presentation
  • 6:30-7:00 Panel Q&A and group activity
  • 7:00-7:30 Wrap-up

Food and drinks provided by Cvent, our host for the event. Attendance is capped and IDs required.

Venue accessibility and accommodation requests:

Please review the accessibility information of the venue and let us know if you have questions! If you have any accommodation requests, please contact us in advance of the event to discuss.

Jan 15
Portland SharePoint User Group: 5 hidden features in Teams you should know about, and the 5 that are missing
Microsoft Portland Office (Pearl District)

Please RSVP on the meetup page.

Jan 14
Next-Gen OpenNetworking Dell & Big Switch Networks - Lunch & Learn Portland January 14th 2020
Breakside Brewery - NW Slabtown

You are invited to a Big Switch Networks & Dell OpenNetworking - Lunch & Learn in Portland on January 14th, 2020. Big Switch Networks CTO Paul Unbehagen will be speaking.

This interactive Lunch & Learn Session will cover Next-Gen #opennetworking and #cloudfirstnetworking. Hear from Paul and discuss with your peers how organizations are simplifying and $aving due to the modernization and cost benefits of #OpenNetworking with #BigSwitchNetworks and #DellTechnologies.

Big Switch Networks (BSN) is Dell OEMed and delivers a modern platform built on OpenNetworking and Cloud First Networking (CFN) principals. A Software Defined controller architecture with a powerful user interface that simplifies network operations and enables NaaS like never before. Network Packet Broker Security and Monitoring, Fabric Visibility and Orchestration in vCenter, Automation and Integration, Analytics and VM to VM path troubleshooting. Spin up your network resources at the same speed as your VMs and Containers, and deliver your Apps more rapidly!

There are significant CAPEX/OPEX gains that come with a Cloud First Networking (CFN) approach. This is because Software Defined OpenNetworking is simpler to operate and more cost-effective to build or scale than proprietary box-by-box infrastructures. Dell + BSN is simplified, virtualized, and modernized networking. Spend just a few minutes here:

Dell + Big Switch Open Networking (2+ mins) Link:

Big Monitoring Fabric (2 mins) Link:

Customer use cases, success stories, and logos Link:

Best of VMworld 2019 – Networking Deloitte’s 2019 Tech Fast 500 in NA Ranked #139 Fastest Growing in NA - 874% Growth / Up from 244th

Please Register for the event

This is a great opportunity to connect with your Portland peers and learn about Next-Gen OpenNetworking for 2020 Network Projects.

Jan 7
Ruby Tuesday - PDX Ruby Brigade
Planet Argon

Portland Ruby Brigade monthly meeting.

Come out and meet our new Ruby coordinator, Jonan! He is going to talk about current issues with the Ruby organizations and their efforts. There will also be a talk from a member of the Planet Argon team!

This month's meeting is sponsored by Planet Argon. We will have pizza and drinks starting at 6. See you there!


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

Jan 2
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Reading wireless temperature sensors with RTL-SDR and rtl_433
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Russell Senior What: Reading wireless temperature sensors with RTL-SDR and rtl_433
Where: PSU, 1900 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Left Entrance, Lower Level)
When: Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Russell has been measuring an array of temperature sensors in and around his house since October-ish 2011, primarily Dallas Semiconductor DS18B20 one-wire sensors (previously talk: 2013-06-06 Hacking on the Beagle Bone Black). For years, he's had a few Oregon Scientific wireless temperature sensors outside, but no way to log the temperatures for posterity. About a year ago, in early December 2018, he discovered a project called rtl_433 that uses a software defined radio to receive and decode the signals coming from these and similar sensors. so that they can be logged. This talk will describe a few of the things that are possible with rtl_433 and what Russell does and doesn't do with the data.

About Russell:

Russell has been a Linux user since 1992. He worked for a few decades doing data management, programming, and analysis for a small scientific consulting firm. Since 2005 he has been deeply involved in the Personal Telco Project and trying to bring about telecommunications in the users interests, while also hacking on router firmware. For two years, he's been involved in an active effort to bring publicly-owned fiber infrastructure to the Portland metro area (in furtherance of the Personal Telco goal). He has a possibly unnatural love for serial consoles and RS-232, but is too smitten to be ashamed. He describes himself as self-under-employed. Will work on Linux'y things for money. Will work on Science'y/measurement'y things for money, as long as Linux is or can be involved somehow. He's very interested in trying to solve your telemetry problems with off-the-shelf wifi equipment and some elbow grease, if you've got some.

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

Ride shares to the Lucky Lab available

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

Dec 11, 2019
HCD Holiday/2019 Wrap Party
WeWork - Custom House

We're finishing out 2019 having collectively presented roughly 85 human-centered events. Let's celebrate with a Human-centered Community Gathering!

Join Portland’s human-centered groups who are passionate about HCD principles and how they can change the way we work and live.

You’ll have an opportunity to: Meet and share insights with folks across the many fields that intersect in HCD in Portland

Shape this community by giving feedback on a few ideas we have been working on for 2020 on how to bring the human-centered communities closer together.

Some of the groups that will be there include:

  • OpenIDEO - Portland Chapter
  • PDX Design Research Group
  • Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup
  • Portland Community Design Thinkers
  • Service Design PDX
  • UX Book Club

Other Good Stuff

We'll be setting up until 5:30 or so. Doors open around 5:45.

The entrance on 7th Ave is ADA-compliant. If you have any accommodation requests, please email [email protected] in advance of the event to discuss.

We support introverts, extroverts, and everyone in-between at this event. Don’t be shy, or do - either way, join the fun and help shape our community!

This event is sponsored by Studio VO, Concrete, and WeWork Labs Portland. Thanks, y'all!

Want to know more about the human-centered disciplines in Portland? You're in the right place.

Dec 10, 2019
OpenAPI and Java -- Portland Java User Group
Oracle (Downtown Campus)

Portland Java User Group

Topic: OpenAPI and Java

OpenAPI is an essential building block for modern Java applications. OpenAPI has become the de facto standard for describing REST API's. Come learn about OpenAPI tools and libraries in the Java ecosystem.

Sean Sullivan is a Principal Software Engineer in Portland Oregon. He works on platform systems at Twilio. He is passionate about Scala, code generators, and automated delivery pipelines.


Dec 5, 2019
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Do you still use ASCII?
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB) Room FAB 86-01

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Steve Dum
What: Do you still use ASCII?
Where: PSU, 1900 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Left Entrance, Lower Level)
When: Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

A look at the journey from ASCII to UTF-8. I'll discuss the ramifications of the results of this journey for users and highlight cautions for developers. We have gone from the simple, a character is a byte, to a character may be tens of bytes, and worse monospace characters are not always the same width when displayed. This is a overview of features every GNU/Linux user should be aware of. It also highlights some issues programmers and sysadmins will face.

I am a UTF-8 neophyte trying to fix a broken program that now needs to use UTF-8. I've spent decades porting large programs to new environments. Now I'm planning on integrating a large library to a small program. ATTENTION! Thanks to a new security policy, attendees will need to enter through the 1900 SW 4th entrance by 8PM, just North of the 1930 SW 4th entrance adjacent to Hawaiian Express, formerly Taco Del Mar:,+Portland,+OR

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

Ride shares to the Lucky Lab available

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

Nov 26, 2019
UX Support Group Design Challenges: Sustainable eCommerce
Wacom Experience Center

In this workshop we will practice design challenges similar to those one might encounter either on the job or during the interview process for a UX, Product or Service Design position. We will approach the challenge with a mindset on innovation before honing on on what aligns with our user experience and business goals.

Using a combination of pre-work, rapid-research and team activities, we will aim to steer away from "safe innovation" and run-of-the-mill solutions to dive deeper into what is possible and what might most delight our users, customer and clients.

During the session we will practice...

Ideation Innovative thinking Rapid Prototyping Design-thinking White-boarding ...and more! This workshop is designed for UX and HCD professionals of all skill levels but participants will ideally have a basic understanding of human-centered design, UX design, product design or a similar mindset to get the most out of the night.

Nov 22, 2019
AgilePDX Westside: Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile
Nike Evergreen campus cafeteria (20540 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

Now that we’re in an Agile world we’re all happy, aren’t we? Oh. Perhaps you are in an organization that "does" agile without "being" agile. Or, you have sticky pockets of waterfall in your mostly agile group. Or, you are trying to transition and folks are saying it doesn't feel safe. Friday November 22nd on the Westside, we are going to talk about the sometimes bumpy road from waterfall to agile. Come and join in, bring your war stories and insights. Help us work out how we can smooth the road from waterfall to agile.

Limited spots! Reserve your seat at

Events are made possible by the AgilePDX community and our sponsors, including platinum sponsor ProFocus Technology ( Learn more about our sponsors at

Nov 20, 2019
Meet the Meetups of Vancouver, WA
Tandem Hall

Connect with Vancouver's growing tech community at Meet the Meetups.

Groups include:

Future of Code
Get Hired (Tech and Healthcare)
North Bank Innovations
PDX Veterans in Technology
PDX Women In Tech (Vancouver, WA/Clark County)
Night Market Vancouver
Southwest Washington Society for Human Resource Management (SWSHRM)
Goal Getters Network
WSU Vancouver Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program (MAP)
PowerBI User Group
Portland SQL Server UG

RSVP on eventbrite!

Elixir PDX - Using Ecto.Changeset to persist record associations
Opal Labs

This month: Moxley Stratton and Mike Wilding will give a talk on using the Ecto.Changeset module to save associations along with their parent records.

Note: the talks start at 6:30pm. Doors open at 6pm. Social time is 6pm-6:30pm.

• What we'll do The monthly meeting is the primary event offered by Elixir PDX. It includes presentations given by local and remote Elixir and Erlang presenters.

• What to bring Yourself! A laptop sometimes comes in handy.

• Important to know Pizza and drinks are typically provided by Weedmaps.

Portland SharePoint User Group - Customizing Modern Pages
Microsoft Office

Please RSVP on our meetup page.

Nov 12, 2019
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDX A11Y UX) - Updating brand standards at scale with Francis Storr

Francis Storr ( will be sharing some of his accessibility knowledge with us. Full details coming soon!

Doors open at 5:30pm for socializing & snacks; presentation begins at 6:00pm.

Venue accessibility and accommodation requests:

Please review the accessibility information of the venue and let us know if you have questions! If you have any accommodation requests, please contact us in advance of the event to discuss.