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Thursday
Jul 17, 2008
OLPC and Beer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Hey you, yeah you with the OLPC, your fellow OLPCers are having a meetup on Thursday evening at Lucky Labrador Brew Hall in NW Portland. You should come on out, meet your fellow OLPCers and mesh. Earlier this year, Wayan of OLPCNews came to town to talk about the OLPC and we had a great time meeting others who were supporters of the technology and the vision.

For those of you wondering what I’m talking about, the OLPC stands for One Laptop Per Child. Last Christmas they ran a special called Buy One, Get one which allowed you to buy an OLPC (pictured left) for a child somewhere in the world and you would get your own. Once it hit the geek market in America, the possibilities have been endless. I was amazed at how cool this little guy was and how simple it was to use. Too bad my sausage fingers couldn’t navigate the keyboard. Oh well, I’m no child either.

Come on down to Lucky Lab Thursday night and check them out yourself. The OLPCers are a good bunch and love to talk technology.

OLPC Meetup Lucky Labrador Beer hall, NW 20th/Quimby 6pm

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Tuesday
Jul 22, 2008
Open Street Map Mapping Party
Platial
  • When: 22 July 2pm
  • Where: 635 NE Going Street @ 7th
  • After: Retire to local bar (TBA)
  • Contact Steve (650) 995 6329

We run mapping parties which are events where anyone can come along, we lend a GPS and show you how to go out and do some mapping and get the data in to openstreetmap. We have one coming up in Denver 19/20 July. They are informal events with no explicit time commitment and often a social element / beer afterward.

Click the link for more details.

About OpenStreetMap:

OpenStreetMap creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways.

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Wednesday
Jul 23, 2008
FOSCON 2008: Cooking with Ruby
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

FOSCON 2008: Cooking with Ruby

What: FOSCON is a free, fun gathering of Ruby fans held during an evening of O'Reilly's OSCON conference with cool presentations, food, discussions, and a live coding competition. Who: Anyone interested in Ruby, whether you're just curious or a seasoned pro. Where: CubeSpace, Portland, Oregon near the Oregon Convention Center (directions). When: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 from 6pm-9pm. Why: The Portland Ruby Brigade user group wants to share the joy of Ruby with you.

Presentations * IronRuby: John Lam * Selectricity and RubyVote: Benjamin Mako Hill * Ruby performance: Brian Ford * Musical glasses: Gregory Borenstein * Five minutes with Selenium: Ian Dees, author of "Scripted GUI Testing with Ruby" * Ruby culture: Audrey Eschright, Reid Beels and Igal Koshevoy of Calagator * Ruby server automation: Igal Koshevoy on AutomateIt * Ruby on Rails profiling: M. Edward Borasky on applying Linux OProfile * Ruby web development: John Labovitz on Gossamer, a microframework to spin websites out of distributed, lightweight, ephemeral resources * Live coding competition: Ruby on Rails, and hopefully Python Django, PHP Symfony, Drupal, and/or GemStone/S Smalltalk Seaside (details)

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TiddlyRose
Jax Bar (CLOSED)

TiddlyRose will be an informal meet-up of TiddlyWiki enthusiasts. It is timed to coincide with the OSCon 2008 conference, which is being attended by Jeremy Ruston, the original creator of TiddlyWiki, along with some of his colleagues from Osmosoft.

The event is open to the public, and all fans of TiddlyWiki are welcome to attend! Meet in the Jax Bar on the roof terrace.

http://jaxbar.com/

Look for Phil: he'll be wearing a black polo shirt, with Osmosoft written on the front, and the BT logo on the back.

And if you're wondering where we got the name TiddlyRose...you can find out how on the Portland Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland%2C_Oregon

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OpenSolaris-mySQL-Zend OSCon Bash
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

Come celebrate with OSCon luminaries and friends as OpenSolaris, mySQL and Zend throw OSCon's hottest party, Wednesday July 23 from 8pm to midnight at the DoubleTree Hotel. From bar games to boxing, booze galore and all manor of mischief, Wednesday night's bash is the top ticket in town.

OSCON - Amazon networking party
Jimmy Mak's

Amazon and Amazon Web Services will be hosting a networking party on Wednesday night, 8-9pm at Jimmy Mak's. (after the Expo Hall Reception) Please stop by our booth and pick up an invitation! Booth #509. http://www.jimmymaks.com/

RedMonk party - OSCON
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub Website
Thursday
Jul 24, 2008
SourceForge awards party
Jupiter Hotel

"We're throwing a party at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland on July 24th, the week of OSCON, to celebrate the winning projects. If you're going to be in town, you are cordially invited to join us. Last year's party was a blast, you don't want to miss it."

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Beerforge III
Jupiter Hotel & Bossanova Ballroom

You're invited to the year’s best OSCON after party hosted by Jive Software, Mozilla, OpenSourcery, OSL, Songbird, and Vidoop. Make the arduous 370 foot walk after the SourceForge Awards Party to keep the party going strong!

When: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Where: Bossanova Ballroom @ 722 E Burnside

Wednesday
Aug 13, 2008
PDX.PM - What I Learned, Ate, or Drank During OSCON
Free Geek

Come talk about what you did at or near OSCON. Free-form discussion, followed by beer at the Lucky Lab.

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Sunday
Sep 21, 2008
PDX Ferment
Foster & Dobbs

Fermentation enthusiasts meet to tell stories and share starters.

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Tuesday
Oct 14, 2008
Python: What's new in 2.6 and 3.0
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Python 2.6 has been released and 3.0 will be shortly. We'll be celebrating their releases this Tuesday with a D.I.Y. What's New party!

The format is simple: pick a change or two from the What's New in Python documentation from 2.6 or 3.0 and tell us about it! You can use the projector if you want, but < 5 minutes. That's easy because most changes are small.

Here's an example from 3.0:

"Removed <> (use != instead)."

So easy! Find some and bring 'em to us. If you get inspired and want to share one of the few larger changes (< 10 min), check the wiki and put your name down.

I'll be bringing two growlers of rare and wonderful beer from Bailey's Taproom to get the party started. Bring hardcopy of one or both What's New if you can. And party hats.

http://docs.python.org/whatsnew/2.6.html http://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/whatsnew/3.0.html

wiki: http://pdxpython.org/ maps, rsvp, etc.: http://python.meetup.com/183/

Tuesday 10/14 7pm at CubeSpace. See you there!

Cheers, Jason

Wednesday
Dec 3, 2008
Holiday Ale Fest
through Pioneer Courthouse Square

Cost: $20 for 10 tasting tickets and souvenir mug.

The winter season holds many gifts for beer lovers in the form of big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter's night. Each year, the Holiday Ale Festival annually gathers up dozens of these winter warmers for a joyous five-day celebration. As a result, this quintessential Portland event has earned a reputation as the premier winter beer tasting venue on the West Coast.

Held in the heart of downtown Portland, the Holiday Ale Festival keeps attendees warm and dry under a large clear top tent that covers Pioneer Courthouse Square while allowing for views of the city lights. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the region's largest decorated Christmas trees.

More than 40 potent winter ales are featured at this year's event, all of which are created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season. These aren't beers you'll find in the supermarket - our brewers have put together special recipes just for the Holiday Ale Festival. From Belgians and Barleywines to Porters and Stouts, these beers are rich, robust and full of complex flavors.

Come hoist a pint and toast to the spirits of the season. We look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Ale Festival...Cheers!

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Wednesday
Dec 10, 2008
dMob December - Bad Holiday Sweater edition
Life of Riley Tavern

"Can I buy you a drink?"

This is our monthly gathering for the entire Portland design community. Social interaction and networking is the core of this monthly event. AIGA Portland wants to encourage discussion, business development, and help foster a more dynamic design community here in Portland.

How It Works

It’s simple. When you arrive, you’ll get a sticker to wear. Venture forth, find another sticker-wearer and offer them a drink. That’s the trick: you can’t just drink your own, that just wouldn’t be social. It’s a great way to break the ice.

Come join us downstairs at the Life of Riley tavern. There's no charge to come spend a few hours with your fellow creatives, but in the spirit of the season, we'd encourage you to bring along a canned good donation and wear your best, bad, holiday sweater.

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Monday
Dec 15, 2008
(CANCELLED) Westside Programmer's Meeting
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

"A polyglot programming group meeting in Central Beaverton."

Are you a programmer? Are you on the Westside? You qualify! Come on down to OTBC at the Beaverton Round. It's got its own MAX stop. Easy!

Even if you're not on the Westside you can probably come. :)

After we're done talking code we may move along to a nearby pub for food and drink.

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Friday
Dec 19, 2008
Beer and Blog - Let it snow

Weekly Portland blogger meet up where bloggers help bloggers over beers.

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Monday
Dec 29, 2008
Java and beer w/ Matt Raible, Patrick Lightbody, Howard Lewis, etc
Rogue Distillery & Public House

If you live in Portland, Oregon - or just happen to be in town - you might want to join us for some beers and tech talk tomorrow (Monday) night. Patrick Lightbody, Howard Lewis Ship and Matt Raible will be meeting around 6:30 at the Rogue Distillery & Public House. Regardless of your affection for PHP, Rails, Java, Selenium, Tapestry or Struts 2, chances are you'll enjoy talking about it with new friends. With 36 taps and the delicious beer from Rogue Ales, this is sure to be a fun night.

If you're on Facebook, you can let us know you're coming by RSVP'ing to the Event. Otherwise, please leave a comment or just show up. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=42198451686

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Saturday
Jan 17, 2009
Masterbacon: A day for bacon lovers
Davis Street Tavern

Have you ever wanted to get together with a bunch of other bacon geeks and just geek out about bacon? What if there was an event specifically catered to bacon geeks to be able to share their favorite bacon treats with the world? Wouldn't it make sense to make it a competition complete with trophy and prizes? Of course it would.

Masterbacon is just such an event.

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2009
Corvallis Beer and Blog @ Fireworks
FireWorks Restaurant and Bar‎

[Full details at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/1490606/ ] Our next Beer and Blog will be at Fireworks Restaurant & Bar from 5-7PM. We’ll be having our first topic going over how to start your blog. We’ll discuss how to setup a Blogger site along with setting up WordPress. There probably won’t be enough time to go over all of the steps, but we’ll try to cover the basics at least. Make sure you bring a laptop so we can even help get you started on the spot! Wireless is available there, but it is locked with a key.

Fireworks was also kind enough to provide a pizza and beer special for us! They’ll have $3 pints and all you can eat pizza for $5. Thanks Ocean for setting that up!

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Saturday
Jan 24, 2009
Calagator 1st year birthday party
Side Door

Join us for a party to celebrate Calagator's 1st birthday!

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Tuesday
Jan 27, 2009
[Science Pub] Snowflakes, Stress, and Semiconductors: Do You See A Pattern Here?
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

[Featured in The Oregonian on 2009-01-13 ]

Richard Taylor sees a pattern. The University of Oregon professor of physics is leading the way with internationally recognized research into fractals—curious patterns found in nature that repeat themselves. Taylor's startling discoveries show that these patterns-within-patterns may significantly reduce stress and have interesting implications for psychology, medicine, and even the semiconductor industry. Taylor has applied his studies to art, showing how fractal patterns in the work of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock can distinguish a real Pollock from a fake. Come hear about this amazing intersection of art and science.

Richard Taylor, PhD, is an associate professor in physics, psychology, and art at the University of Oregon. Transforming lives by erasing academic boundaries might be why Taylor was named Outstanding Teacher in Higher Education for 2005 by the Oregon Academy of Science.

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2009
Portland Perl Mongers: Perl in the 21st Century -- Eric Wilhelm
Free Geek

I started using Perl just over six years ago, when 5.6.2 was already getting old and 5.8.1 was on the way. By the time I put my first module on the CPAN, over half of the current contributors had already shipped.

I have often read the source of a core module and asked "Why?" only to discover some unknown feature or historical accident. The history lesson continues all the way into the roots of Unix in some cases, but also often leaves me thinking "So?". And now I am quickly approaching my 40th CPAN distribution.

In this talk, I will share my own experiences in developing with Perl and explore the idea of the "Modern" or "Enlightened" Perl. Did I miss the heyday of Perl or are we still making that now? How does today's Perl code look different than it did 5 or 10 years ago? Is there a Perl renaissance coming, and what does it have to do with Perl 6? What modules should you be using for new development? Where is my flying car? Why am I still programming in Perl? And why am I programming at all?

I will try to find answers to some of these questions and invite you to bring questions (or answers!) of your own.

As always, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the LuckyLab.

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Friday
Feb 27, 2009
Puppet PDX Meetup: Config Management, Cloud Computing, and Beer!
Paddy's Bar & Grill

Come join us on Friday, Feb 27, at Paddy's Bar and Grill (SW 1st/Yamhill) from 6-8 pm for Puppet PDX, an opportunity to get together and talk about all things related to configuration management, tools, best practices, and generally how to get to the pub by 4 o'clock.

This is the first meetup. Hopefully we can get organized, get to know each other, and decide on what the goals of the group should be.

So if you are interested in automation, configuration management, cloud computing, and large scale computing environments, come join us for a few drinks and some lively chatter.

Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] so that we can get a bigger room if needed.

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Tuesday
Mar 3, 2009
dMob
EastBurn

Set aside those shamrocks, and stop chasing Leprechauns. Create your own luck and come mingle with your fellow designers and other creative folks at dMob, held on March 11th at East Burn. This unassuming Eastside establishment boasts an ever-changing impressive beer selection, an organic menu, and of course, Skeeball. So toss aside the lucky charms and toss back a beer with us, and never forget the dMob mantra… “Can I buy you a drink?”

The dMob Concept

This is our monthly gathering for the entire Portland design community. Social interaction and networking is the core of this monthly event. AIGA Portland wants to encourage discussion, business development, and help foster a more dynamic design community here in Portland.

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Thursday
Mar 12, 2009
Portland car-free happy hour
Roots Organic Brewing [Out of business. *Sigh*]

What's your vision of sustainable transportation and how to make it happen for Portland and the greater world? How do you get around in Portland in and in the greater world? What are you working on? Please join Portland's first Car-free happy hour to discuss, mingle, and eat and drink.

When: 2nd Thursday of each month (First is March 12), 5-7pm

Where: Roots Organic Brewing Company, 1520 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR

Who's invited: Bicyclists, transit riders, pedestrians, motorists looking for other options, carpoolers, activists, consultants, nerds, journalists, public agency employees, politicians, neighbors, and friends

What: Car-free happy hour is an informal venue to mingle participate in a social exchange of information, ideas, and connections. Let's put the ingredients together and see what happens.

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Monday
Apr 13, 2009
Portland Functional Programming Study Group
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

A study/user group exploring the world of functional programming based in Portland, Oregon. The group welcomes programmers interested in all functional languages, including Haskell, Erlang, OCaml, Scala, and others. The group meets regularly and provides presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. The meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month.

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Tuesday
Apr 14, 2009
inFARMation (and Beer!)
Roots Organic Brewing [Out of business. *Sigh*]

InFARMation (and Beer!) is designed to promote community discussion on the connection between food and farms in Oregon. This is a great opportunity to network with the community of Oregonians who want to have a say in our local food system!

As always, InFARMation (and Beer!) is on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, Beers are only $2.50, and the event is free and open to the public.

Agenda:

A third generation dairy farmer from Monmouth, Jon Bansen of Double J Jersey Farm transitioned from a conventional dairy to an organic dairy in the late 1990s, and is part of the farmer co-op Organic Valley.

Jon has turned farm diversity and organic dairying into a profitable business while providing a comfortable and sustainable life for himself, his family, and his cows. Jon also gives back to the community by providing farm tours and pasture walks for consumers, students, farmers and extension agents.

5:30-6:30 arrive, enjoy food and drinks, networking 6:30-8:00 speaker presentations with Q&A 8:00-8:30 more networking, discussion, and of course, organic brew!

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Portland Python User Group
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

When: Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 7pm Where: CubeSpace What:

* Short recap of PyCon
* Planning of new pdxpython.org (yay!)
* Hacking on the new pdxpython.org?? (double yay!?!) 
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Thursday
Apr 16, 2009
Compostmodern PDX
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

Compostmodern PDX An Evening of Sustainability for Graphic Designers and Industrial Designers

About the Event Compostmodern PDX will feature video highlights from the San Francisco Compostmodern event and Brian Dougherty, author of Green Graphic Design (greengraphicdesign.net)

Dougherty, a founding partner at Celery Design Collaborative in Berkeley, Calif., and a leader in the field of ecological communications design, will discuss the ability of designers to send a socially and ecologically responsible message to both consumers and corporations. Signed copies of Green Graphic Design will be available for purchase by cash or check.

The original Compostmodern conference was presented by AIGA San Francisco and the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design. That event brought together designers, manufacturers and business leaders to produce sustainable solutions for the graphic design and industrial design communities.

Attendees will receive access to footage from the complete San Francisco Compostmodern conference. This seven hour video series will be available on-line.

Compostmodern PDX was developed as part of AIGA Portland’s growing focus on sustainability. The event is sponsored by Mohawk Papers.

Cost Members: $17 in-advance / $20 at-the-door Non-Memebers: $27 in-advance/ $30 at-the-door Students: $12 in-advance/ $15 at-the-door


Catering for the event will focus on local, sustainably produced hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Attendees will receive one free drink ticket.

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Friday
May 1, 2009
Slate Technologies Grand Opening
Slate Technologies

We are opening our doors for business, and would love to share it with you. We will be collecting donations for Fish Emergency Services http://fishemergencyservice.org

Those of us with children are bringing them, so feel free to bring yours.

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Thursday
May 28, 2009
Westside Proggers
McMenamins Cedar Hills

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

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Thursday
Jun 25, 2009
Westside Proggers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

Sometimes there's beer. Feel free to bring some to share!

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Tuesday
Jun 30, 2009
Firefox 3.5 Launch Day Lunch

Firefox 3.5 is being released! Come hang out with Firefox developers and fans at the Green Dragon on Tuesday June 30th from 11am to 2pm. Have lunch, have a beer, and watch the download counter go crazy. Hackers: bring your laptop and come play with the new features! BYOBL (buy your own beer/lunch). If you hack up an awesome use of one of the new features, your drink is on me (@dietrich)!

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Thursday
Jul 9, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

Planned projects include

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

PS Its not a Perl only thing.

Thursday
Jul 16, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

Planned projects include

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or work on your own thing and kibitz with other programmers. We'll have plenty of power strips.

We'll be in the back left corner (if you're facing the bar) where the power outlets are.

PS Its not a Perl only thing.

Saturday
Jul 18, 2009
bring the Ruckus to MS
through Blitz Ladd

On the bike, every member of the Ruckus Test Team knows to go big and blow up early or go home. It’s with this same spirit that the team is taking on the Bike MS 150, a 150-mile fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The goal of the ride is to raise awareness as well as $2000 for the cause.

We are hosting a night of controlled inebriation complete with games, possible dance party, lots of beer and door prizes at Blitz-Ladd on July 18th. The bike community has a big heart and we know you do, too! So come out and cause some Ruckus.

The raffle prize list is turning out to be a good one. Details soon!

If you aren't able to make it out to the party and would still like to fight MS you can donate directly here http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=10121&team_id=174570

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Wednesday
Jul 22, 2009
Social Media Club, the Internet Strategy Forum, and 
Jeremiah Owyang on the Rooftop
Webtrends

Social Media Club, the Internet Strategy Forum, and 
Jeremiah Owyang on the rooftop at WebTrends in Portland

Jeremiah Owyang with pizza and beer on the deck! Does it get any better than that?

Join Social Media Club Portland and the Internet Strategy Forum (ISF) on Wednesday, July 22, for a summer social! ISF keynote speaker, Jeremiah Owyang, will join us for a Q&A at this casual event, which will include plenty of time to hang out on WebTrends’ rooftop deck, enjoying hometown favorite Widmer beer and pizza.

Our summer social kicks off ISF, which takes place July 23-24. Of course, we have a discount for you! Use code “SMC” when registering for ISF to save 15% off the price of the full day conference on July 23. That’s just $195 to hear people at the top of their game talk about what’s working right now.

As an analyst at Forrester Research, Jeremiah is on the cutting edge of all things social media. He authored the recent report "The Future of the Social Web" and is #2 on the "Twitter Power 150 List.” We’re compiling a list of questions in advance to ask Jeremiah – post your questions to our Web site or tweet them to @SocialMediaPDX.

Buy your ticket EARLY! This event may sell out. 
Tickets are $15 in advance until midnight July 21, $20 (check or cash only) the day of the event at the door.

What: Social Media Club Portland

When: 6:00pm – Networking 6:30pm – Q&A with Jeremiah Owyang 7:15pm – Pizza and Schmoozing

Where: WebTrends Rooftop Patio 851 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 600 Portland, OR 97204

Cost: $15 in advance (credit card or paypal online) $20 day of event (cash or check only)

Tell your friends and show our sponsors some love on Twitter!


Internet Strategy Forum: @Summit Jeremiah Owyang: @jowyang Widmer Brewing: @Widmer_Brothers WebTrends: @WebTrends

Join us!

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Thursday
Jul 23, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or work on your own thing and kibitz with other programmers. We'll have plenty of power strips.

We'll be in the back left corner (if you're facing the bar) where the power outlets are.

PS Its not a Perl only thing.

Thursday
Jul 30, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or work on your own thing and kibitz with other programmers. We'll have plenty of power strips.

We'll be in the back left corner (if you're facing the bar) where the power outlets are.

PS Its not a Perl only thing.

Westside Proggers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

Sometimes there's beer. Feel free to bring some to share!

Website
Thursday
Aug 6, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 12, 2009
dMob with Portland AIGA
North 45

All right dMobbers, July is almost over, and we know you are all hoping that none of your clients or co-workers saw you at one of the multitude of Portland’s famous beer festivals. You are probably dreading the, “Hey, wasn’t that you I saw hitting on the beer chip lady” conversation. Well, it is time to come out to do some damage control. dMob is classing it up this August at North 45. North 45 has wine, fancy cocktails, and promises to be an environment free from hop crowns, loud crowd cheers, and inebriated handstand competitions. Make new creative friends and never forget the dMob mantra… “Can I buy you a drink?”

The dMob Concept This is our monthly gathering for the entire Portland design community. Social interaction and networking is the core of this monthly event. AIGA Portland wants to encourage discussion, business development, and help foster a more dynamic design community here in Portland. Plus, with such a plethora of independent breweries, our choice of venues and beverages is expansive.

Fees Free and open to the public. That’s right, no charge! For one, you’ll have a great time. And even better, it’s an amazing opportunity to network and meet fellow designers.

How It Works It’s simple. When you arrive, you’ll get a sticker to wear. Venture forth, find another sticker-wearer and offer them a drink. That’s the trick: you can’t just drink your own, that just wouldn’t be social. It’s a great way to break the ice.

Additional Info If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact: [email protected]

dMob now has a permanent web page on the Portland AIGA site. Go to http://portland.aiga.org/events/network for all your linking or bookmarking needs.

You can now view past event photos at our Flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/portland_aiga

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Thursday
Aug 13, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

Website
Thursday
Aug 20, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

Website
Thursday
Aug 27, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

Website
Westside Proggers
McMenamins Cedar Hills

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

This week we'll be doing Richard's creative problem solving exercise

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Thursday
Sep 3, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

Website
Thursday
Sep 10, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Do stuff with a computer, while drinking.

Thursday
Sep 17, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with your computer amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer.

Thursday
Sep 24, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch. There will be some folks working on euler_bench (http://github.com/notbenh/euler_bench/tree), but there is no requirement on what you wish to work on.

In short we do stuff with a computer, while drinking, and we would love to have you join in the fun.

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Friday
Sep 25, 2009
HacPDX: Portland Haskell Hackathon
through Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

HacPDX is an opportunity to join Portland Haskell hackers in building and improving Hackage libraries and tools. If you've never been, Hackathons are typically not only a good opportunity for experienced devs to work together but also a great way for newcomers to get involved in the community.

Visit this website for complete details: http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/HacPDX

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Thursday
Oct 1, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch. There will be some folks working on euler_bench (http://github.com/notbenh/euler_bench/tree), but there is no requirement on what you wish to work on.

In short we do stuff with a computer, while drinking, and we would love to have you join in the fun.

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Sunday
Oct 4, 2009
End Bloglessness 3
Webtrends

That's right, time to End Bloglessness, AGAIN! Whoo-Hoo! Gather up your friends, family, or any one else you can think of who has been looking to start a blog and come join us! Sunday, October 4th from 12:00-5:00pm

Format

Each session will be 1 hour: 15 minute presentation and 45 minutes of assisted help. During assisted help, attendees can raise their hands to get help from one of our assistants. Assistants are folks from the Portland tech scene that have done this process before who can help you with your questions.

Agenda

* Session 1 - Sign up for your blog 12:00-1:00pm;
* Session 2 - Dial in the settings for your blog 1:00-2:00pm;
* Session 3 - Intro to posting on your blog 2:00-3:00pm;
* Session 4 - How to promote your blog 3:00-4:00pm;
* 4:00-5:00pm will be an open help time to ask help with anything you'd like.

What to expect

We are focusing on WordPress blogs for this workshop. We chose WordPress so that if your blog is going well enough and you need to graduate to a hosted blog, you're data and experience will be compatible. By the time you leave the workshop, you'll have a blog that is ready to go and some direction on how to connect with other local bloggers. We are expecting people from all skill levels, including the technically challenged. Everyone will be treated with respect and will be encouraged. We'll be hosting the event at Webtrends. There are some computers available to use, but we highly recommend bringing your laptop if you have one as there likely won't be enough computers for everyone. Help us get the word out!

Most of the people we're hoping to reach are either to far outside of our social circles or are offline completely. We could use your help in letting people know about this free workshop to get a blog up and running. We don't care if your motivation to blog is personal, professional, or political; we'll help you get one up and running.

* Tweet the link to this page http://bit.ly/ufsYL
* Email this page to a friend
* RSVP on Upcoming and Calagator
* Tell someone in real life using your voice. Crazy, huh?

Why is this free?

We're hoping to make new friends and be good citizens. We don't want to be an insular group, so we want to enable others to join. And, because we're Portlanders inspired by other Portlanders to DIY and that Yes We Can. :)

Help out

If you have experience with installing WordPress, we'd love to have you help answer people's questions. Please leave us a comment below if you're interested in helping!

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Thursday
Oct 8, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch. There will be some folks working on euler_bench (http://github.com/notbenh/euler_bench/tree), but there is no requirement on what you wish to work on.

In short we do stuff with a computer, while drinking, and we would love to have you join in the fun.

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Tuesday
Oct 13, 2009
Portland Python User Group
Webtrends

The second Tuesday has rolled around again! Tomorrow at 6:30pm John Hampton will be giving us an introduction to Bitten (http://bitten.edgewall.org/), a Python framework for collecting metrics that builds on the Trac we all know (and many of us love :)). Adam Lowry has also claimed Michel's Monthly Module for this month, which will be a hashlib&hmac combo presentation. Following the meeting, we'll head out to grab a pint together and discuss all things Pythonic.

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Thursday
Oct 15, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch. There will be some folks working on euler_bench (http://github.com/notbenh/euler_bench/tree), but there is no requirement on what you wish to work on.

In short we do stuff with a computer, while drinking, and we would love to have you join in the fun.

Website
Thursday
Oct 22, 2009
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch. There will be some folks working on euler_bench (http://github.com/notbenh/euler_bench/tree), but there is no requirement on what you wish to work on.

In short we do stuff with a computer, while drinking, and we would love to have you join in the fun.

Website
Thursday
Oct 29, 2009
Westside Proggers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

UPDATE: We'll meet in the Training Room on the third floor, room 390. There should be signs to guide you.

This month Markus will be presenting his response to Matt's programming language presentation from last month. If previous presentations by Markus are any indication, a good time will be had by all.

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

Sometimes there's beer. Feel free to bring some to share!

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PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with your computer amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer.

Thursday
Nov 5, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

Website
Thursday
Nov 12, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

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Saturday
Nov 14, 2009
Parot Virtual Machine Opcode Testing Hackathon
through The Interwebs

In preparation for Parrot VM 1.8.0 being released next Tuesday, there is a world-wide testing hackathon this weekend, to improve test coverage of our opcodes, i.e. tests that live in t/op/ in the Parrot repo.

For info about how to get Parrot: http://www.parrot.org/download

There is also a Parrot mirror on github: http://github.com/leto/parrot

There are many Parrot hackers in Portland, so a group of us may decide to meet at a coffee shop or some other establishment. Follow @parrotvm on Twitter (@parrot on identi.ca) and @dukeleto on Twitter (@leto on identi.ca) for the latest updates.

Useful links: https://trac.parrot.org/parrot/wiki/OpcodeTestingHackathon http://wknight8111.blogspot.com/2009/06/parrot4newbies-test-suite.html

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Website
Thursday
Dec 3, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Website
Thursday
Dec 10, 2009
Designspeaks with Aaron Draplin
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

Tall tales from a large man. Pretty much everything from Aaron Draplin and the DDC. Presented by 52 Ltd. and AIGA Portland

Born in Traverse City, Michigan, Aaron Draplin is the sole proprietor of Draplin Design Company and created Field Notes Brand. Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the freedom fighters of the Draplin Design Co. proudly roll up their sleeves on a handful of projects related to the Print, Identity, Web, Illustration and Gocco Muscle categories.

Hunkered down in his “36nd year” the DDC has shipped the goods for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Company, Snowboard Magazine, Grenade Gloves, Gnu Snowboards, Ride Snowboards, Forum Snowboards, Giro Helmets, Richmond Fontaine, Chunklet Magazine, Exit Real World, Timberline, Snowboarder Magazine, Wired Magazine, Chuck Prophet, Nike, Cobra Dogs, Uncle Buck, and the Obama Administration.

Draplin promises to tell his story, show some work, talk some smack, and hawk a mountain of merch. Gonna’ be fun as hell. Be there, or be added to his ever-growing shit list. In Gary we Trust.

Be there: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 7:00pm – 9:00pm The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland, 403 SW 10th Ave. (Corner of SW 10th and Stark) Portland, OR 97205

Cost: Members: $8 in advance/$10 at the door Non-Members: $18 in advance/$20 at the door Students: $5

Bonus: Everyone receives free Field Notes, but you’d better bring that moth-eaten wallet. Beyond his yarn, Draplin’s got plenty to sell.

A selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. ID required for beer and wine.

About 52 Limited

52 Limited provides contract freelance employees, full-time placement and custom project teams to a diverse client roster which includes: advertising agencies, design houses, interactive firms, brand marketers, health care organizations and others. With offices in Portland and New York, 52 Limited can help you find work or find talent. For additional information about the company please visit www.52ltd.com

About Designspeaks

Showcasing the most interesting designers in the Pacific Northwest, Designspeaks was developed to inform, engage and inspire. The small-talks quarterly series delivers an intimate venue intended to connect to others, to see what they are doing, and how they’re doing it. Some speakers will be household names and others will have managed to maintain a lower profile. Either way, all will challenge you to think a bit differently about design and its impact on this region.

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PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Website
Thursday
Dec 17, 2009
PDX Weekly Hackathon
through Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

http://twitter.com/pdxhackathon for up to the minute shenanigan news

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Website
Thursday
Jan 7, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jan 14, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jan 21, 2010
wsf57get
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub Website
Friday
Jan 22, 2010
Calagator's second birthday party
Bailey's Taproom

We cordially invite you to join us for a party to celebrate Calagator's second birthday. You are encouraged to bring desserts, food and code to share with others. You can buy drinks at the bar and bring/get takeout food from nearby restaurants. Yay!

Want to sponsor drinks? Please contact us at @calagator or on the mailing list.

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Thursday
Jan 28, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Westside Proggers
Jin Wah Restaurant

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

We're out on the west side but all are welcome.

Sometimes there's beer. Feel free to bring some to share!

Sunday
Jan 31, 2010
Silverlight Hackathon - Install Clinic
Stumptown

The Install Clinic has moved to Stumptown

Stuart Celarier is running an Install Clinic at Stumptown starting at 10am. After the clinic, it is a short walk to Souk where we'll be starting the main event at 1pm.

The Install Clinic is an opportunity to drop in, grab a cup of coffee, and Prepare Your System for the Hackathon. Depending on what software you have to install, and the speed of your laptop, it can take some time for the installs to run. You might want to do those installations at home, but if you're like me, these things can sometimes get put off to the last minute. Well, here is your formal last minute to get ready.

It's also an opportunity to schmooze, and if you get set up early you can help others or even try your hand at some impromptu Silverlight hacking.

I am working to get installation media onto CDs or USB drives so we're not all trying to download off the Internets.

As with any install, I'd highly recommend that you ensure that your system backup is current and valid before getting started. 'Nuf said.

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Silverlight Hackathon

Silverlight Hackathon - Sunday Jan 31st 1pm-5:55pm Event Sponsors: IT Motives, Get It Right, Souk

We've got a great place to hang out, and the Silverlight Hackathon is a go! Meet us downtown at Souk, and we're going to have a great day of working on Silverlight. We've had some great project suggestions, and we'll break down into groups and work on projects that we find fun. Are you new to Silverlight? This is a great chance to get started. We've already had several people offer to help beginners out.

RSVPs not necessary Still, if you have 5 seconds, let us know you're coming by clicking on this poll: Hackathon RSVP Poll

FAQ/Wiki Want to know how to prepare your system for Silverlight? Want to arrange a project? Go to the Hackathon Wiki

Where? Souk downtown (http://local.google.com/local?f=q&hl=en&q=322+NW+6th+Avenue,+Portland,+OR&ie=UTF8&om=1&hq=&hnear=322+NW+6th+Ave,+Portland,+Multnomah,+Oregon+97209&ll=45.525532,-122.676194&spn=0.010809,0.028818&z=16&iwloc=A ). It's super close to all kinds of Bus/Max stops, and there's a easy Smart Park close. Since it's Sunday, I expect there will even be street parking options.

Souk's direction page: http://www.soukllc.com/directions.html Public Transportation souk is located on the Max Green Line/Yellow Line (China Town Stop) and the bus route. The nearby streetcar also accesses souk a few blocks away. Consult www.trimet.org for more information. By Bike Bike lockers are within a couple blocks, and U bike racks are available on souk's block. By Car Zipcar's closest spot is at Flanders and 4th. The closest garage is on Everett at 5 th one block away. Smartpark has garages within a few blocks at Naito and NW Davis and at Station Place (at the westside foot of the Broadway Bridge). Additionally, there are several outdoor lots within a few blocks of souk.

What do I need? A laptop capable of running Dev Studio/Silverlight: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd823311.aspx

What can I do to help? Burn some CD/DVDs. We need SL3 Tools + Blend/Dev Express, SL 4 Tools and Blend/Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. Bring a (labelled) extension cord/power strip Bring a projector (please let us know if you can do this)

Portland Silverlight User Group Sponsors Platinum Sponsors: Vertigo Software Location Sponsors: Webtrends

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Thursday
Feb 4, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

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Monday
Feb 8, 2010
Mobile Monday
Backspace

Mobile Monday Portland (MoMoPDX) is the local chapter of a global community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets. We meet every month to network and learn.

More info MoMoPDX: http://momopdx.org/ Info and directions to Backspace: http://www.backspace.bz/

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Thursday
Feb 11, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 17, 2010
PLUG Advanced Topics: OpenEmbedded
Roots Organic Brewing [Out of business. *Sigh*]

OpenEmbedded

Getting started in embedded Linux development can be intimidating. Every hardware device vendor seems to have its own embedded Linux distribution and way of developing for it. OpenEmbedded (OE) is a framework for creating highly customizable embedded Linux distributions. It provides a well-designed build system and cross-compilation environment to developers, and a robust package management system for setting up and maintaining your embedded Linux system.

Find out why OpenEmbedded is taking the embedded world by storm and improving the lives of embedded Linux developers.

Scott Garman is a Linux Software Engineer at Russound, a leader in multi-room audio systems, which allow you to enjoy music throughout your home.

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Thursday
Feb 18, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Feb 25, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Westside Programmers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month we'll have a talk by Eric Wilhelm:

"Perl 6: What you've missed in the last $n years." I will present an overview of the Perl 6 project, a snapshot of recent development, and samples of what you can do with Rakudo Perl 6 now.

Thursday
Mar 4, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 10, 2010
Portland Perl Mongers -- XML with Xtra X
Free Geek

How to learn to parse huge XML documents by doing it wrong for 5 years speaker: Tyler Riddle

When XML documents can't fit into memory the vast majority of solutions available on CPAN are no longer available to you; when the XML documents are so large they take up to 16 hours to process with the standard tools for handling large documents your hands are tied even more. Tyler will cover his learning experiences creating the Parse::MediaWikiDump and MediaWiki::DumpFile modules which are made to handle the 24 gigabyte English Wikipedia dump files in a reasonable time frame.

1) Real world benchmarks of C and perl libraries used to process huge

XML documents. 

2) The dirty little secret about XS and what it means for you in this

context. 

3) The evolution of the implementation of a nice interface around event

oriented (SAX style) XML parsing. 

4) Why XML::LibXML::Reader and XML::CompactTree are your friends and

how to tame them.

As always, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab.

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Thursday
Mar 11, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Mar 18, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Mar 25, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Westside Programmers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month we'll have a talk by David Hollingsworth on the Curl language (not to be confused with cUrl the commandline utility).

Curl is a statically typed object-oriented language that JIT-runs in a browser plugin along with a large number of companion libraries and an IDE. Curl also has an internal tool for compiling to C, so Curl is >90% written in Curl. It is not related to the wget-like-library also called Curl. See http://www.curl.com for more.

Some of the topics I can cover: * Why we (still) need a programming language for the Internet (and why Flash/JavaFX/Silverlight ain't it). * Mixing text and code: not the heresy XML advocates would have you believe. * Venture Capitalists ate my syntax: switching from Lisp-y Curl to C-y Curl. * Java Generics almost make me pine for C++ templates OR if {Array-of int} isn't a real type, your type system sucks. * Yes, Virginia, non-normalized Unicode means operations are O(n) (aka Strings are not really arrays of chars, but they're closer in Curl). * DSLs in Curl: source-to-source macros ala Lisp. * Refactoring is for wimps: a strong versioning mechanism partially mitigates the need for backwards-compatibility, but not entirely. * Plus the standard "ooh shiny" stuff.

Wednesday
Mar 31, 2010
OMSI After Dark
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Treat yourself to childfree, brain-building science fun at OMSI After Dark! Check out live demos, a planetarium show, Science On a Sphere, SAMSON the T. rex, new featured exhibits, and old favorites. Sample tasty snacks and sweets along with beer, wine, and craft soda, and talk to regional food and beverage artisans about the science behind them. The OMSI Market Cafe will be open with a special dinner menu and cash bars will also be available for those who want more than just a taste! It's geeks gone wild! (21-and-over only.)

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Thursday
Apr 1, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Apr 8, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Apr 15, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Apr 22, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PDX Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Do stuff with a computer, while drinking.

Thursday
Apr 29, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

!!! TONIGHT WE RAFFLE OFF ONE FREE TICKET TO OPEN SOURCE BRIDGE !!!

{small print} you have to be there to collect {/small print}

If by some strange chance you have not heard of open source bridge you can get all the info you need, as well as all the confirmed speakers on the website: opensourcebridge.org

Other then that, come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Westside Programmers
TBD Beaverton

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month we'll have two short-form talks languages being developed by Westsiders. There may be cake! :)

Thursday
May 6, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
May 13, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
May 20, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
May 27, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jun 3, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon [TBD]
Portland Art Museum

NOTE: We may end up having this hackathon at Open Source Bridge in it's hacker lounge, in one of the open-to-the-public evening community sessions, or at a pub closer to it. We'll update this when we decide on something.

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Website
Thursday
Jun 10, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jun 17, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jun 24, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jul 1, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 6, 2010
Taplister Anniversary Party
Hop & Vine

Come celebrate Taplister's birthday tonight at 7pm at the the Hop & Vine (1914 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217). At 8pm we will be giving a brief demo of our latest technology apps, followed by a toast (of Oakshire Brewing Line Dry Rye) and a swag giveaway. It has been a busy year for us, expanding into 26 cities around the country, adding an Android app and winning a social media award for “The next big thing.” Join the Taplister crew on Tuesday July 6th for a pint ot two!

www.taplister.com

Website
Thursday
Jul 8, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jul 15, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Jul 16, 2010
Beer & Blog with Jono Bacon

Join Art of Community author Jono Bacon at Friday's Beer & Blog!

Remember that the Community Leadership Summit is this weekend!

www.communityleadershipsummit.com

Website
Thursday
Jul 22, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Jul 29, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Westside Programmers
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month we'll be running Rakudo * to get some exposure to the new Perl 6 language features and check out the Rakudo * ("star") release (a Perl 6 implementation on Parrot.)

The * series is a more featured, predictable, and stable user-focussed release than the git master or monthly development releases of the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler. This is less cutting-edge than the current development version, and is intended to give early users a relatively slow-moving target to experiment with language features and use cases.

Speaking of slow-moving, Rakudo is really, really slow. This is not the production-grade performance you know from Perl 5, this is the westside's MO of oddball programming language geekery and bloody stumps. We're so cutting edge, we might even start the meeting before the release tarball drops. Just in case, here's the instructions for building git master rakudo:

  git clone
  cd rakudo
  perl Configure.pl --gen-parrot
  make
  make install

  PATH=$PWD/parrot_install/bin:$PATH
  perl6 -e 'say "hello"'

Perl 6 is a substantially different language from Perl 5. If you haven't kept up with the developments in the last few years, now is a good time to take it for a spin.

Thursday
Aug 5, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Aug 6, 2010
Beer and Blog

The website says...

"Beer and Blog is about bloggers helping bloggers over beers. It is a meet up that takes place every Friday from 4pm until at least 6pm at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR. It started as a means to swap information among peers in the Portland tech scene. Now it has grown into a weekly happy hour for Portland area bloggers. Sometimes we work. Sometimes we discuss. Sometimes we go on a field trip. But we mostly play and celebrate the transition from the work week to the week end. It’s the kind of place that is fun to network in, kindle ideas into side projects, and announce a release."

... but it really has very little to do with blogging.

Website
Thursday
Aug 12, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Aug 13, 2010
Beer and Blog

The website says...

"Beer and Blog is about bloggers helping bloggers over beers. It is a meet up that takes place every Friday from 4pm until at least 6pm at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR. It started as a means to swap information among peers in the Portland tech scene. Now it has grown into a weekly happy hour for Portland area bloggers. Sometimes we work. Sometimes we discuss. Sometimes we go on a field trip. But we mostly play and celebrate the transition from the work week to the week end. It’s the kind of place that is fun to network in, kindle ideas into side projects, and announce a release."

... but it really has very little to do with blogging.

Website
Thursday
Aug 19, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Aug 20, 2010
Beer and Blog

The website says...

"Beer and Blog is about bloggers helping bloggers over beers. It is a meet up that takes place every Friday from 4pm until at least 6pm at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR. It started as a means to swap information among peers in the Portland tech scene. Now it has grown into a weekly happy hour for Portland area bloggers. Sometimes we work. Sometimes we discuss. Sometimes we go on a field trip. But we mostly play and celebrate the transition from the work week to the week end. It’s the kind of place that is fun to network in, kindle ideas into side projects, and announce a release."

... but it really has very little to do with blogging.

Website
Thursday
Aug 26, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Aug 27, 2010
Beer and Blog

The website says...

"Beer and Blog is about bloggers helping bloggers over beers. It is a meet up that takes place every Friday from 4pm until at least 6pm at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR. It started as a means to swap information among peers in the Portland tech scene. Now it has grown into a weekly happy hour for Portland area bloggers. Sometimes we work. Sometimes we discuss. Sometimes we go on a field trip. But we mostly play and celebrate the transition from the work week to the week end. It’s the kind of place that is fun to network in, kindle ideas into side projects, and announce a release."

... but it really has very little to do with blogging.

Website
Thursday
Sep 2, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Sep 3, 2010
Beer and Blog

The website says...

"Beer and Blog is about bloggers helping bloggers over beers. It is a meet up that takes place every Friday from 4pm until at least 6pm at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR. It started as a means to swap information among peers in the Portland tech scene. Now it has grown into a weekly happy hour for Portland area bloggers. Sometimes we work. Sometimes we discuss. Sometimes we go on a field trip. But we mostly play and celebrate the transition from the work week to the week end. It’s the kind of place that is fun to network in, kindle ideas into side projects, and announce a release."

... but it really has very little to do with blogging.

Website
Thursday
Sep 9, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Sep 10, 2010
Beer and Blog

The website says...

"Beer and Blog is about bloggers helping bloggers over beers. It is a meet up that takes place every Friday from 4pm until at least 6pm at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR. It started as a means to swap information among peers in the Portland tech scene. Now it has grown into a weekly happy hour for Portland area bloggers. Sometimes we work. Sometimes we discuss. Sometimes we go on a field trip. But we mostly play and celebrate the transition from the work week to the week end. It’s the kind of place that is fun to network in, kindle ideas into side projects, and announce a release."

... but it really has very little to do with blogging.

Website
Saturday
Sep 11, 2010
Beermongers' Cycle Hunt
Beermongers

To celebrate an amazing first year in business The Beermongers will host the first annual PDX Cycle Hunt from 10am to 9pm on Saturday, September 11.

This event will involve individuals, teams of friends or families riding their bicycles, recumbents, tandems, unicycles, whatever around PDX following clues to various other small businesses. The first, second and third teams back to the Beermongers with verified evidence that they have visited each of the businesses will win a prize. Beer will be available to everyone with a valid license that states you are over 21. This event is open to all ages.

More information, and registration info, forthcoming.

Website
Monday
Sep 13, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Sep 16, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Sep 17, 2010
Beer and Blog

The website says...

"Beer and Blog is about bloggers helping bloggers over beers. It is a meet up that takes place every Friday from 4pm until at least 6pm at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR. It started as a means to swap information among peers in the Portland tech scene. Now it has grown into a weekly happy hour for Portland area bloggers. Sometimes we work. Sometimes we discuss. Sometimes we go on a field trip. But we mostly play and celebrate the transition from the work week to the week end. It’s the kind of place that is fun to network in, kindle ideas into side projects, and announce a release."

... but it really has very little to do with blogging.

Website
Monday
Sep 20, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Sep 23, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Sep 24, 2010
Beer and Blog

The website says...

"Beer and Blog is about bloggers helping bloggers over beers. It is a meet up that takes place every Friday from 4pm until at least 6pm at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR. It started as a means to swap information among peers in the Portland tech scene. Now it has grown into a weekly happy hour for Portland area bloggers. Sometimes we work. Sometimes we discuss. Sometimes we go on a field trip. But we mostly play and celebrate the transition from the work week to the week end. It’s the kind of place that is fun to network in, kindle ideas into side projects, and announce a release."

... but it really has very little to do with blogging.

Website
Monday
Sep 27, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
Windows Phone 7 Unleashed - Training and Hackathon
Microsoft Portland

Registration Required! It's a BYOL event.

Windows Phone 7 is about to be released! Come check out Windows Phone 7 Unleashed for everything you need to know to develop for WP7. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re just starting with .NET development, there’s something in it for you.

The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you’ll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Sunday
Oct 3, 2010
Open Government Hackathon
NedSpace Old Town

Join us after CyborgCamp Portland on Sunday, October 3rd, for an 8-hour hackathon to see who can build the best open government application in just one day!

Participation is free and open to anyone, we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many individuals or teams we need to accommodate.

Schedule

  • 8:30am - Breakfast and coffee
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 5:30pm - Teams and individuals demo their apps
  • 6:30pm - Prizes awarded

Who should attend?

Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or kluge applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data.

Although the sprint takes place On Oct 3rd after CyborgCamp Portland, you don't have to be attending the conference to join us!

Location

NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th between Couch and Davis.

Backspace is right downstairs, Davis Street Tavern is right next door, there's a parking lot across the street, and it's right on the MAX line.

What's going to happen?

There will be organizers on-site to help get things rolling. At 5:30pm, each app will be evaluated by the Hackathon Partners and prizes will be awarded to those teams or individuals that develop the best applications in the 8 hour. Participants need not show up right at 8:30am, but those who do will have the most time to code!

Hackathon Partners

Partners are companies and organizations that provide tools or services that can enhance open government apps. They're also providing the prizes and will be choosing the winners.

  • Tropo - Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice, SMS, Twitter, and IM support to the programming languages you already know.
  • Geoloqi - A secure, real-time mobile and web platform for location sharing.
Website
Monday
Oct 4, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Oct 7, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PLUG: Zentyal Linux Small Business Server
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

October Portland Linux/Unix Group Meeting

An Overview of Zentyal by Dale Zeutenhorst

Zentyal (formerly eBox Platform) is an open source unified network server for small to mid size companies based on Ubuntu Linux. Zentyal can act as a Gateway, Network Infrastructure Manager, Unified Threat Manager, Office Server, Unified Communications Server or a combination of these.

Dale Zeutenhorst is a long time consultant and small business owner. He is currently owner and manager of Adept I.T. Service of Camas, Washington. Before that he was Technical Manager at Microsharp where is was a key player in building the Netule family of server-appliances.

Schedule:

News Presentation Meet for beer at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall - 1945 NW Quimby

Venue:

Portland State University Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering & Computer Science Building Room FAB 86-01 (This is in the basement.) The building is on SW 4th across from SW College Street. See location H-10 on map at http://pdxLinux.org/campus_map.jpg

Website
Monday
Oct 11, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Oct 14, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Oct 16, 2010
Pacific Northwest Parrot Developers Gathering/Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Parrot developers have reserved a room for the above times to meet face-to-face to talk about and hack on Parrot Virtual Machine!

The first few hours of the meeting will concentrate on people already involved in Parrot, to talk about which goals Parrot wants to achieve and what people will focus on in the future. Some members of the Board of Directors of Parrot Foundation will be present, and hopefully any local developers that are already involved with Parrot in some way.

The latter half of the time slot will be focused towards new users and people interested in learning more about Parrot. Some Parrot developers will hack on their Parrot-related projects, while others will work with those who are new to Parrot, to orient them and discuss what roles they can play in the Parrot community and/or what things need hacking on.

Hacking and schmoozing will probably continue after 5pm, but that is when our reserved space ends.

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Monday
Oct 18, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Oct 19, 2010
PLUG Advanced Topics: Ubuntu Release Engineering by Allison Randal
Free Geek

Ubuntu 10.10 arrived on 10/10/10 and work has already begun on Ubuntu 11.04, scheduled for April of 2011.

Allison Randal is the Technical Architect for Ubuntu at Canonical and will give a tour of how a Ubuntu release transforms from a download from kernel.org to a production-ready ISO that is ready to be downloaded by millions of users around the world.

Allison will highlight how the Ubuntu community gets involved along the way during the release process.

Food & Drink: At the last meeting we talked about having a Lucky Lab menu and calling in an order. With their dinner rush beginning at 6PM, you are welcome to call in and pay for your own order in the afternoon and pick it up before the meeting. Or bring whatever food you wish for that matter:

Lucky Lab on Hawthorne 503-236-3555 http://luckylab.com/html/menu.html#brewpub

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Thursday
Oct 21, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 25, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Oct 26, 2010
Brewpal: informal Drupal meet-up
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

What is this event? It's an informal meetup each month to work on our own individual Drupal projects in the company of other Drupalers. The idea is that you can work on your own project, ask a question to your neighbor if you're stuck, chat with others about your brilliant Drupal start-up idea, and then take a beer break whenever you want.

If you are bringing your laptop, don't forget to charge it ahead of time (since Lucky Lab's power outlets are minimal).

Here are the details:

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Lucky Lab Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209 (Yes, they have wifi.)

So get ready to pack up your laptop and see you soon!

Website
Thursday
Oct 28, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

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Friday
Oct 29, 2010
Semantic Beer and Blog - Marco Neumann

Portland Semantic Web Interest Group

Marco Neumann, organizer of the Lotico San Francisco Semantic Web meetup group is coming to Portland this week, and he'd like to meet everyone! I'll be joining Marco at the Green Dragon in SE Portland this Friday at 6pm for socializing. Since this is also Beer and Blog, many of us would already be planning on attending. I'm not seeing Beer and Blog on Calagator, but I think we can soldier on if it's not happening.

Attending: 4

Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxsemweb/calendar/15251920/

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Monday
Nov 1, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Nov 4, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

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Sunday
Nov 7, 2010
Civicwebs Hackathon!
Revelation Inc

Coders unite! Come hack on community oriented applications, such as the ones listed on the Civicwebs Wiki!.

Who should come?

Those interested in making awesome, dorky, useful, and experimental technology that benefits those in the neighborhoods around them. Coders, graphic designers, interaction designers, or even activists or community members wanting to offer their input and expertise during the application building phase.

If you are coming, please add your project to the wiki ahead of time to get people excited about it!

If you can't get in, please call Max at 503 869 3861

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Monday
Nov 8, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Nov 11, 2010
2nd annual Beer and Blog WiN Shuttle
Meet at Nines Hotel ride to Corvallis and Back

Raz Shuttle Bus from Portland to Corvallis and Back Learn more about WiN: http://www.willametteinnovators.com/page/about-win-2010

Time: November 11, 2010 from 2:45pm to 11pm Location: Pickup Downtown Portland @ The Nines hotel loading/valet/etc area in front, on SW Morrison between 5th & 6th. Street: 525 SW Morrison City/Town: Portland, Oregon Event Type: shuttle, bus Organized By: Sheri Dover

We have organized a FREE shuttle bus with a local company named Raz Transportation to help create a multi-city Beer and Blog!

The bus is sponsored by SAO and Microsoft. Not only have they made your ride free, they are providing refreshments for the trip! (It is BEER and blog)

With smart phones on the bus, please tweet, blog, and have fun all the way down to Corvallis. Tag your tweets/photos/etc with #WIN09 and we will see you on the Tweet TV at the event!

And someone may want to bring some an ipod with speakers if you want tunes!

The itinerary looks something like this. It might be faster, but we're allowing for some fudge factor (traffic). Doubt it will affect the time coming back, but its added anyways.

Southbound:

2:50 pm: Portland pick-up @ The Nines Hotel loading/valet/etc area in front, on SW Morrison between 5th & 6th.

3:00 pm: Leave Portland

4:30 pm: Arrive at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, OSU, in Corvallis

Northbound:

9:30 pm: Depart In Front of CH2M Hill Alumni Center, OSU, Corvallis

11:00 pm: Portland Dropoff @ The Nines Hotel

If there are any issues contact me (Sheri) at @sheri_dover on twitter. I'll send my phone/email in a short email blast.

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PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Nov 15, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Tuesday
Nov 16, 2010
PLUG Advanced Topics: Artificial Neural Networks: Principles and Applications
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix User Group Meeting Announcement PLUG Advanced Topics for November 2010

Topic: "Artificial Neural Networks: Principles and Applications" by Cooper Stevenson

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 16th, 7PM Location: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

Cooper will emphasize the financial industry's use of ANN's as it is closest to what he does. However, he will be mindful to cover other areas where they are useful to as wide an audience as possible.

Cooper Stevenson's Bio: Cooper is a leading expert in Information Technology systems for business automation. His award winning designs focus on expanding business intelligence and automation for medium and large industry. He moved Legislation through the Oregon Legislature and has written over ten publications for online resources. He is also featured in CNET News, Linux Today, and Linux.com. Recently, Cooper developed the first automated artificial neural network system for predicting financial securities price fluctuations and business process intelligence.

Food & Drink: At the last meeting we talked about having a Lucky Lab menu and calling in an order. With their dinner rush beginning at 6PM, you are welcome to call in and pay for your own order in the afternoon and pick it up before the meeting. Or bring whatever food you wish for that matter:

Lucky Lab on Hawthorne 503-236-3555 http://luckylab.com/html/menu.html#brewpub

David Mandel (for Michael Dexter)

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Thursday
Nov 18, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Nov 22, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Monday
Nov 29, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Dec 2, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Dec 4, 2010
Open Data Day hackathon
raSANTIAGO + Associates LLC (raSA)

open data day is an international open data hackathon!

everyone is invited! there will be free snacks, drinks and beer courtesy of yolink labs!

venue note: please enter the Olympic Mills building on the Stark St side! if you have trouble getting in you can call max at 503 869 3861

want to come? you don't have to be a coder! check out http://www.opendataday.org for details

From opendataday.org: "It’s a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.

Learn more about open data.

Find out how your local and national government could do more to release open data.

Meet & network with tons of cool people in your city and around the world.

Voice your opinion & share your ideas with the people and media attending.

Find out about apps being created, and get to play around with them as well.

Help out with parts of the conceptualization, creation, design, advertisement and testing of apps.

Think about how data can help with global development, and even start a project for Apps for Development.

Conduct an open tutorial sessions around designing apps like learning how to customize google maps to show the data you want to show.

Have lots and lots of fun."

follow @maxogden for details!

Website
Monday
Dec 6, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 9, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 13, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 16, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 20, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 23, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 27, 2010
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night - Special After-Christmas Edition
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Meeting begins at 6:30pm unless you're donpdonp, in which case the meeting begins at 5:00pm.

Website
Thursday
Dec 30, 2010
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 3, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night - Munchkin Monday
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

First Monday of each month is Munchkin Monday, where we play the card game Munchkin. The game starts at 7pm, and you're welcome to play, spectate, get work done, or ignore us completely.

Website
Thursday
Jan 6, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us for a weekly hackathon at the Lucky Lab.

You can bring your own project, work collaboratively with others or just watch.

PS Its not a Perl only thing.

Monday
Jan 10, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 13, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 17, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 20, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 24, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 27, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Special guest liquid refreshment provider: Emma Email Marketing (We hear they're hiring.)

Website
Westside Programmers
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

A polyglot programming group meeting in the heart of The Beave. We seem to talk a lot about oddball programming languages and their features. And the usual geekery you'd expect from a programmer's group.

This month's talk is by Richard Fobes:

"Faster than an FFT, the audio-oriented QRST (spectral transform)"

Based on the interest Phil and Ed expressed in my spectral transform, I've spent lots of time during the past two months further developing the software. Besides getting it to work better -- it still needs refinement -- I've ended up creating an audio-compression method I call QRST. I'll be playing sound files to demonstrate what the spectral transform, the audio-compression format, and decompression back into sound files can do, so this will be much more interesting than the words "spectral transform" suggest.

BTW, being faster than the FFT is just one of the side effects of having designed it for use with sound files. Fourier transforms are sooo ssllooww.

Monday
Jan 31, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Feb 3, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 7, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night - Munchkin Monday 2: Electric Boogaloo
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

First Monday of each month is Munchkin Monday, where we play the card game Munchkin. The game starts at 7pm, and you're welcome to play, spectate, get work done, or ignore us completely.

Website
Thursday
Feb 10, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 14, 2011
NoPoCoNi: North Portland Coders Night: V-day (love your code and your beer)
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Also on twitter http://twitter.com/nopoconi

Website
Thursday
Feb 17, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 21, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Also on twitter http://twitter.com/nopoconi

Website
Thursday
Feb 24, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 28, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Mar 3, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 7, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

First Monday of the month is Munchkin Monday, game starts at 7pm.

Website
Thursday
Mar 10, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 14, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Mar 17, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 21, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 23, 2011
Portland AWS Users Group
Janrain Headquarters

Portland Amazon AWS Users Group

Website
Thursday
Mar 24, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 28, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Mar 31, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 4, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Special Lightning Round
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

This week we'll be having a free raffle for a free pass to OSBridge. Show up by 8:30pm to add your name to the hat.

Website
Thursday
Apr 7, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Apr 8, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Monday
Apr 11, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Special Lightning Round
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Apr 14, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Apr 15, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
[Beer and Blog] Paul Bingman: Friend to All, Giant of Heart

As most of you know, our beloved film/tech/train/jazz/labyrinth/werewolf/volunteering-loving Renaissance man Paul Bingman passed away from cancer on April 3, 2011. A private memorial in his honor is planned for this Sunday, April 17, at the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium. All are welcome (There will be chocolate! And a labyrinth!) but you must RSVP because there is a capacity cap. You can do that here: http://friendsofpaulbingman.eventbrite.com/

What you might not know is that the organization planning the memorial--they appropriately call themselves Friend’s of Paul Bingman--is raising funds to cover the expenses related to the memorial. They are also raising money to donate to two of his favorite organizations in his name: The Northwest Film Center and The Trinity Labyrinth Guild. You can donate money via this website: http://paulbingman.chipin.com/memorial-event-for-paul-bingman

Because Paul’s interests were so varied and vast (and so are the friends he made) the Friend’s of Paul Bingman group is asking all of us help spread the word about his memorial. Not all of the lives he touched are Internet savvy, so they might not know about the memorial. They might not even know that Paul has passed. So, if you’re part of a group that Paul had been involved with, we ask that you share the news of his death and invite anyone who may have experienced his bear hugs and kindness to RSVP and attend the memorial.

This Friday’s Beer and Blog meetup is dedicated to the memory of our dedicated friendly soul Paul, the man everyone loved so much. We’ll be accepting donations to turn over to the Friend’s of Paul Bingman group. And we’ll be sharing stories about the giant with the giant heart. We hope to see you there. I know Paul will be, in spirit.

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Monday
Apr 18, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 19, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 1
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics April Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 1

The first in a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

Part 1: Theory & management & ISP routing, as well as current events in the IPv6 realm. For example, did you know that Nortel just sold Microsoft a huge chunk of IPv4 legacy addresses for something like 7 million dollars? This has really turned the tables on the game. Up until that happened the thought in the community was that the large ISP's would be the biggest pushers of IPv6 deployment. But this is an early indicator of what's going to happen. The large ISPs are going to spend millions in vacuuming every scrap of IPv4 out of all the corners on the Internet before they will start pushing their users to go to IPv6. That is a serious problem for any small ISP that does not have a stock of IPv4 because they will be run out of numbers and new customers will not be interested in their IPv6 offerings as long as the large ISPs still are handing IPv4 out.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, April 19th, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

Sorry for the late announcement. Tax day distracted quite a few of us.

Thursday
Apr 21, 2011
Geoglobaldomination
Bailey's Taproom

Just another spontaneous geonerd pub crawl. We'll start from Baileys and crawl from there. Follow us on Geoloqi for locations.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Apr 22, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Saturday
Apr 23, 2011
The Independent Developer Workshop
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

I'm putting on a workshop for freelance software developers.

The workshop is non-technical -- instead of languages and frameworks, we're focusing on helping freelancers find more opportunities, write better proposals, improve client relationships, and dispelling the FUD of going out on one's own. We'll have a couple of good panel discussions, and I'll be sticking around late into the evening to work with people one-on-one. Food and drinks will be provided (including free beer), and you'll also receive over $300 in discounts on services for freelancers.

Interested? Head over to http://i26r.com/ to register, or learn more about what we're doing.

Website
Monday
Apr 25, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 27, 2011
Portland AWS Users Group
Janrain Headquarters

Portland Amazon AWS Users Group

Website
Thursday
Apr 28, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Apr 29, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Monday
May 2, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 3, 2011
PDX Web & Design Monthly Happy Hour
McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words.

We're now meeting at McFadden's. There is plenty more space and they serve food. Generally between 10 and 30 people show up - so join the (geek) party!

Website
Thursday
May 5, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
May 6, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Monday
May 9, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 12, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
May 13, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Monday
May 16, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 17, 2011
Portland AWS Users Group
Janrain Headquarters

Portland Amazon AWS Users Group

Jeff Barr is Amazon's chief web services evangelist and will be speaking about what's new with AWS. We'll have a Q&A afterwards so we can pick Jeff's brain about all of those questions that go unanswered.

Website
Portland AWS Users Group
Janrain Headquarters

Portland Amazon AWS Users Group

Website
Wednesday
May 18, 2011
Freelance Software Developers Meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Are you a freelance software developer, or interested in freelancing? Join us to talk shop and meet others!

Presentation: Freelancing and Open Source, by Peat Bakke. This is an informal and (slightly) abridged version of the presentation for Linuxfest NW, Webvisions 2011, and Open Source Bridge.

Recreation: Beer, nerding, socializing, etc.

The presentation will start shortly after 6:00.

Thursday
May 19, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
May 20, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Monday
May 23, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 26, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
May 27, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Monday
May 30, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jun 2, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 6, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jun 9, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 13, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 15, 2011
Freelance Software Developers Meetup
TBD - Portland

Are you a freelance software developer, or interested in freelancing? Join us to talk shop and meet others!

Presentation: TBD

Recreation: Beer, nerding, socializing, etc.

The presentation will start shortly after 6:00.

Thursday
Jun 16, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 20, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome Open Source Bridge!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Jun 23, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Jun 24, 2011
North American Organic Brewers Fest
through Overlook Park

Precise Times: Noon to 9 p.m. Fri & Sat Noon to 5 p.m. Sun

Welcome to the North American Organic Brewers Festival, where we aim to save the planet, one beer at a time!

Two of Portland's beloved industries - organic beer and sustainability - come together in an annual celebration designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living. We serve up organic beers and ciders from around the world, accompanied by live music, organic food, sustainability-oriented vendors, non-profits and a children's area - all in a beautiful tree lined setting that overlooks downtown Portland. Come visit the North American Organic Brewers Festival and see why we're Portland's best kept secret of beer fests!

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Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Beer and Blog is on a roll with top-notch sponsors this year! We’re thrilled to announce that our latest high-profile sponsor is, drumroll please… Groupon! Yes, in addition to giving you steep discounts at cool local businesses, the daily deals giant wants to buy you a beer. And it all happens this Friday, June 24.

Former Beer and Blog captain Kerry Finsand will represent on behalf of Groupon Portland, so make sure to say hi and congratulate him on his new marketing role (where he gets to do this kind of thing all the time, maybe even at a future Beer and Blog? Hint, hint…). In addition to providing beer for all attendees, one very lucky person will win a $100 Groupon gift certificate! You must be present to win.

As always, your free pint or beverage of choice is first come first served. We’ll see you this Friday from 4-6pm at the Green Dragon!

Inviting IndieWebCamp.com folks to come along as well for a pre-weekend meet and greet.

(and if you're an indie web builder/sharer, check out and sign-up for IndieWebCamp this weekend June 25-26)

Website
Monday
Jun 27, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 28, 2011
PDXW&D: Monthly Happy Hour
Bailey's Taproom

If you're like me, you spend WAYYYY too much time in front of a computer. I think it would be great to have a monthly get together at a bar or pub to just get to know each other, have a brew, and yes, talk about the business. Real human interaction, in other words. Repeats the last Tuesday of every month.

Website
Thursday
Jun 30, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Jul 2, 2011
The Freelance Software Developers Workshop
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

The Freelance Software Developer's workshop is for people who are new to freelancing, thinking about making the jump, or simply "freelance curious." In any case, if you're interested in going into business for yourself as a freelance software developer, this is for you!

This workshop is by geeks, for geeks — it's a full afternoon (and evening) of learning and activities covering:

  • Learn about the different types of freelancing, and figure out what makes the most sense for meeting your goals.

  • Calculate what your rates should be, and what your clients might be expecting to pay.

  • Step through the process of finding clients, learn geek friendly sales techniques, and find out how much a cup of coffee could be worth to you.

  • How to spend more time coding, and less time shuffling paper.

Aside from presentations, activities, networking, and one-on-one time, this package also includes:

  • A 30+ page handbook for freelance software developers, covering everything in the workshop and more.

  • Significant discounts on legal and business services from local companies in Portland.

  • Food and drinks (including free beer on tap).

Register today to secure one of the 30 seats!

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1637266107

Website
Monday
Jul 4, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jul 7, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 11, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jul 14, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 18, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 19, 2011
Portland AWS Users Group
Janrain Headquarters

Portland Amazon AWS Users Group

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Website
Thursday
Jul 21, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 25, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome OSCON!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Jul 28, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 1, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 4, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Aug 5, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Monday
Aug 8, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 11, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 15, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 16, 2011
Portland AWS Users Group
Janrain Headquarters

Portland Amazon AWS Users Group

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Blitz Ladd

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Website
Thursday
Aug 18, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 22, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 23, 2011
Ruby Beginners Meetup
Collective Agency Downtown

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby and those interested in helping them. Come by to ask questions. Answer questions. Hack.

This is a bonus beginners' meetup, specifically aimed at the then-to-be-alumni of the Intro to Programming workshop on the 19th and 20th.

Website
Thursday
Aug 25, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 29, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 1, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 5, 2011
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome DjangoCon Attendees!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Website
Thursday
Sep 8, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 12, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 15, 2011
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 19, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 20, 2011
Portland AWS Users Group
Janrain Headquarters

Portland Amazon AWS Users Group

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Blitz Ladd

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Sep 22, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 26, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 29, 2011
3D Beaverton Drink and Talk 3D
Raleigh Hills McMenamins Pub

We had a fantastic meeting last month out in Cornelius Pass, this time its at Raleigh Hills Pub in Beaverton.

Get together with other 3D focused artists and designers to talk shop in a casual environment.

Last time, Nick Nakate gave us an introduction to the standalone renderer Brazil 3. Check the link below for this month's topic. If its related to 3D, animation, film, game design, its fair game.

RSVP http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155318744559916

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Oct 1, 2011
4chan 8th anniversary meetup with moot
through Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

4chan is having a celebration of 8 wonderful years, in Portland, moots gonna be there (as part of ROFLcon), drinks will be drunk, arcades will be played, cake eaten and voodoo donuts as well!

Meetup is 10pm at Ground Kontrol ($2 cover after 9PM, 21+ after 5PM).. voodoo doughnuts meetup after midnight.

See also http://www.genmay.com/showthread.php?t=838251

Also follow @4chan on twitter for late-breaking announcements and changes.

Website
Monday
Oct 3, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 6, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 10, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 13, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Oct 14, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Monday
Oct 17, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 20, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Oct 21, 2011
Beer and Blog

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Monday
Oct 24, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
Portland AWS Users Group
Janrain Headquarters

Portland Amazon AWS Users Group

Website
Thursday
Oct 27, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Oct 28, 2011
Beer and Blog (Halloween Edition)

Have beer with geeks. Well-mannered dogs welcomed on patio.

Website
Monday
Oct 31, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PLUG November Meeting: Hands-on IPv6, Web Hosting with GitHub
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

PRESENTATION ONE

Hands-On IPv6 Networking by Ted Mittelstaedt

Ted will wrap-up his multi-month series on IPv6 networking with some demonstrations of real-world DNS client and server configuration and web content serving.

PRESENTATION TWO

Daniel Hedlund will give an introduction to GitHub and demonstrate some command line tools for interacting with GitHub and how you can host a website on GitHub using Octopress (octopress.org)

We will break for the Lucky Lab NW on Quimby after the meeting.

Website
Monday
Nov 7, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Nov 10, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

This week we'll have some folks playing with numpy and other big dataset/scientific computation stuff using Python. Ask around when you get here to find the group doing this.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Nov 14, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Nov 17, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Sunday
Nov 20, 2011
Portland Synth Meet
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

Portland Synth Meet is a gathering for audio synthesizer enthusiasts. It's a chance for makers and collectors to show off their gear, share notes and make sounds. Synths of all kinds will be represented including modular and desktop synths, drum machines, circuit bent instruments and algorithmic one-liners. Anything that can synthesize or manipulate sound is welcome. Bring your own speakers and power strips. Local synth makers will offer demos at the top of every hour. Then bands Golden Retriever and Acid Farm will remind the synth community what it's really all about, the music.

This event is free and open to all. Beer and snacks will be for sale. All donations and proceeds will benefit the Ethos Music Center, an organization promoting music-education for youth in underserved communities.

Website
Monday
Nov 21, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 22, 2011
NSBeer
Rialto Pool Room

iOS / OSX / Cocoa Developer Happy Hour.

See Freenode IRC #nspdx

Thursday
Nov 24, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Monday
Nov 28, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Nov 30, 2011
Portland AWS Users Group
Janrain Headquarters

Portland Amazon AWS Users Group

Website
Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Don't Fear the Autotools!
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         PRESENTATION

                  Don't Fear the Autotools!

                              by

                         Scott Garman


 Autoconf. Automake. Libtool. This trio of build configuration 
 utilities (known as the Autotools) are used in a large majority 
 of compiled software applications for Linux, but they remain a 
 mystery to many of us.

 In this gentle introduction to the Autotools, Scott Garman will 
 help lift the veil of uncertainty most people have about them. 
 You'll also learn about the Gnu Coding Standards and the Filesystem 
 Hierarchy Standard, two specifications which explain a lot of the 
 "why" behind the Autotools (yes, there is a method to this madness!). 
 Finally, Scott will offer some practical tips for understanding 
 and fixing errors you may see when building an Autotools-based 
 package. It's sure to be a fun romp for the whole family.
Website
Monday
Dec 5, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 8, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 12, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Dec 14, 2011
Holiday Party! Introducing Maasive Cloud Services for Mobile
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

ELC Technologies would like to invite you and a guest to a holiday party celebrating the upcoming launch of our cloud service solution, Maasive. Join us for FREE beer, FREE pizza, live demos on mobile programming with Maasive, and the chance to take home a hoodie at the end of the night!

Maasive is a mobile development platform unlike any other. We've developed an easy way for you to add cloud functionality to your iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications, including native object storage, push alerts, analytics and other services. Compared to other frameworks Maasive is easy to use and more flexible even across multiple platforms. And it's backed by ELC's unique history developing robust, scalable cloud based mobile apps for Fortune 500 companies.

Maasive is free during the beta period, and we're looking for YOUR feedback to help us make it even more reliable and easy to use. Come chat with us during the party and we'll set you up with your own account and show you how to integrate Maasive in your application. In the meantime, if you want to see how easy it is to get started check out this three minute screencast: http://vimeo.com/28125533

The party starts at 6pm December 14th, at Lucky Lab Brew Pub on 1945 NW Quimby Street. Hope to see you there!

P.S.- If anyone is interested in trying Maasive but can't attend, just send an email to [email protected] and I'll make sure you're set up with a user account and the SDK.

Website
Drupal Users Group Meeting
OpenSourcery

The last meet up of 2011. Drupal 7 started off the year and 11 months later we're wrapping up with 5-minute lightning talks featuring your favorite D7 modules.

If you've never presented at user group, this is a great chance! Choose something you've enjoyed using. Nothing is too obvious. With over 2,922 Drupal 7 modules, sharing your personal experience is useful to the group! A laptop (with a mouse :) and projector will be set up for you to use if your talk is Internet-accessible or you can set up your own.

Sign up in the comments or just come prepared!

Meeting Details: Date: Wednesday, December 14 Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (after the meeting, we head to Lucky Lab, 19th and Quimby, for drinks and conversation!) Location: OpenSourcery offices (1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209)

Website
Thursday
Dec 15, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 19, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 20, 2011
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Blitz Ladd

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Dec 22, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 26, 2011
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 29, 2011
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 2, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 5, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: The xkcd1k Eve Celebration
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         PRESENTATION
                              by
                        Keith Lofstrom




 Since 2005, Randall Munroe's xkcd.com, "A webcomic of romance,
 sarcasm, math, and language" has covered many topics dear to FOSS
 advocates and has been discussed on the PLUG list many times.
 The #1000 comic is expected to appear Friday January 6 just after
 midnight eastern time, making Thursday January 5 "xkcd1k eve".

 Join us for a celebration of XKCD1K eve at the PLUG general
 meeting.  We can display and discuss/explain some of the
 Free/Libre/Open source cartoons, the various weblogs and forums
 that have sprung up around them, draw our own cartoons (Keith
 will bring art paper and pens), perhaps discuss the technology
 of web comics.

 Homework:  bring your own list of favorite xkcd cartoons, and
 we will display them at the meeting.  Bring your artistic and
 "right brained" friends.  Bring your black porkpie hat.  If
 you are Richard Stallman, bring your katana sword.

 Afterwards, at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub at 1945 nw Quimby, we
 can welcome comic #1000, just after 9pm Pacific Time.  Or not,
 Randall is a trickster and may give us strip #1025, avoiding
 the definition the size of a "kilo" ( http://xkcd.com/394/ ) .
Website
Monday
Jan 9, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 12, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 16, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 17, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Blitz Ladd

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

Ever notice how fragmented the Portland tech community is? We did—and we’re doing something about it!

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet for one night a month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

Join us!

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 23, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 25, 2012
Portland AWS Users Group
Janrain Headquarters

Portland Amazon AWS Users Group

Website
Thursday
Jan 26, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 30, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Feb 2, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code is a quieter less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Project Euler Discussion Meetup
Side Door

Project Euler is a great way to practice programming and keep your math skills sharp.

This is a bi-weekly meetup/study session for folks working on or interested in Euler problems. We'll pick unsolved problems and tackle them as a group.

We're colocated with SEPoCoNi, so feel free to group surf.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Intro to Salt / Salt Stack (saltstack.org)
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
             Intro to Salt / Salt Stack (saltstack.org)
                          by Daniel Hedlund 

Salt is a distributed configuration management and remote execution platform built on top of ZeroMQ and Python. Simple, fast, powerful and extensible.

Daniel will give a presentation on the architecture of Salt and how it leverages ZeroMQ to provide a simple but highly scalable and parallel method of software deployment.

"Salt is a distributed remote execution system used to execute commands and query data. It was developed in order to bring the best solutions found in the world of remote execution together and make them better, faster and more malleable. Salt accomplishes this via its ability to handle larger loads of information, and not just dozens, but hundreds or even thousands of individual servers, handle them quickly and through a simple and manageable interface."

Website
Thursday
Feb 9, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Feb 16, 2012
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 21, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Blitz Ladd

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Feb 23, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Mar 1, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PLUG: OData Open Data and Interoperability
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Open Data and Interoperability by Arlo Belshee

Lots of us want to expose our data via RESTful web APIs. We also want to consume data exposed via such APIs. REST + Json works well for this. However, we'd also like to mash up multiple data sources and build higher level tools. For example, it would be nice to create Business Intelligence (BI) tools that can point to any API and start charting the data, or create JavaScript control libraries that can be bound directly to data sources.

Unfortunately, that isn't possible with just REST + Json.

The problem is that each service is custom. No two services follow exactly the same rules. Sure, everything exposes sets of resources. But how do you get from a resource to its related resources? How do you ask the server to tell you about related resources? What, exactly should the server do when it gets a PATCH verb? Each server interprets these differently, which prevents making general tools.

I'm going to talk about the OData protocol. This is an open standard that defines uniform semantics and modeling for RESTful web services. I'll show how this allows general tools to be built, and data from multiple sources to be combined together in interesting ways - without requiring custom code for each server. I'll also show how this enables people working in different languages. A single library can be written for each language which can then support all OData-compliant RESTful web services.

Most of the examples will be with open source frameworks and tools, but I'll also show ways that you can use OData to break out data that is trapped in closed-source systems and expose it to the open source ecosystem.

Agenda:

7:00 - 7:30 Business We will discuss the status of our ongoing projects including PLUG's monthly Advanced Topics meetings, PLUG's monthly hands on clinics etc.

7:30 - 8:30 Presentation and Questions

See above

9:00 - ... Beer The Lucky Lab Northwest Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby Portland, Oregon

Website
Monday
Mar 5, 2012
North Portland Coders Night - Now monthly, every first Monday!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

NOTE: Due to limited attendance of the weekly coders night, I'm reducing it to a single monthly event. First Monday was chosen to avoid conflicts with Dorkbot, DevOps, the Functional Programming Study Group, and the Android Developer meetup.

Of course, it's a public bar, so everyone's welcome to come on off weeks anyway if they feel like it.


Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every on the first Monday of the month.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Mar 8, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Mar 15, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 20, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Linux Containers (LXC)
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics for March:

Brian has been using native Linux Containers (aka LXC) to solve a need for increased security and isolation while avoiding the overhead of virtualization. In this talk Brian will discuss:

  • Where containers surpass virtualization
  • What containers cannot do
  • Why he selected LXC instead of OpenVZ or similar products
  • Network configuration choices
  • Setting up a Linux container
  • A demonstration

After the main meeting a subcommittee will convene to study the best application of containers (holding beer) at the Lucky Lab.

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Mar 22, 2012
New Tech Society - March Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other's company.

(RSVP here: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6)

If you have a need--be it solving a technical problem, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, please join us.

This month, we will be compiling a "haves and wants" matrix, so we can help make meaningful introductions at our event. Feel free to email us about what you have to offer or need to find so we can add it to our list. We'll release it to the group before the happy hour.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself. It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6

See you there! -The NTS Crew

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
Mar 29, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

This week there will be a OSBridge ticket give away, get here by 8pm to take part.

More details: http://blog.wraithan.net/2012/03/sepoconi-and-osbridge.html

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 2, 2012
North Portland Coders Night - Now monthly, every first Monday!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

NOTE: Due to limited attendance of the weekly coders night, I'm reducing it to a single monthly event. First Monday was chosen to avoid conflicts with Dorkbot, DevOps, the Functional Programming Study Group, and the Android Developer meetup.

Of course, it's a public bar, so everyone's welcome to come on off weeks anyway if they feel like it.


Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every on the first Monday of the month.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 4, 2012
PDXScala Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

Come join other Scala enthusiasts to talk about all-things Scala related. Whether you're a newcomer or are writing books on the subject, we welcome you. If you're interested in giving a talk or have a talk you'd like someone to give (we'll do our best to find someone qualified), let us know.

Perhaps Thomas and Leif could talk about the things seen at NEScala last month. Check the mailing list for updates/discussion: http://groups.google.com/group/pdxscala

Website
Thursday
Apr 5, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group (PLUG): Asterisk, FreePBX and Trixbox
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

FreePBX - Asterisk - Trixbox

Bill Ensley will give an introduction to Asterisk, FreePBX and Trixbox.

Come learn some ins, outs, and gotchas of how each of these systems interact and build on top of eachother.

We will cover (time permitting):

System Requirements How to roll your own or go Appliance Basic Installation Trunk Setup IP Phones - User/Network Setup Echo Cancellation - Hardware and Software Manual Config Editing IVR and Advanced Call Routing

Any other questions that come up that we think we can answer.

See you there!

Website
Thursday
Apr 12, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
GitHub Drinkup
Rialto Pool Room

The beers in Portland are second only to the amazing summers. Since it's not quite summer yet, and since a summerup would just sound weird, we've decided to host a drinkup at the Rialto Pool Room this Thursday starting at 8 pm.

So come out, have a beer on us, and talk shop with your fellow developers. Beards and skinny jeans are optional, but expected.

Website
Saturday
Apr 14, 2012
PDX Cloud Foundry Hackathon
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

We will be having a hackathon of up to 50 people at Puppet Labs!

Coffee, beer and pizza will be present to optimize for maximum hacking throughput.

Have a web app that you want to run in the cloud? Want to learn more about polyglot Platform-as-as-service? Come on by.

Cloud Foundry had a huge code push to Github a few days ago with many changes and improvements, including a public Gerrit instance at http://reviews.cloudfoundry.org where you can participate directly in the mainline development. Github is used purely as a mirror: https://github.com/cloudfoundry

There are many forks of Cloud Foundry. How many will survive? Which will merge back? The story has yet to be written.

Much love to our sponsors!

Puppet Labs: http://puppetlabs.com

Tier 3: http://tier3.com

Website
Monday
Apr 16, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 17, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Round Table Discussion
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics for April 2012

Round table discussion on the many fine topics that came up on the mailing list:

How to prepare and document your systems for emergency sysadmin help. What will a replacement sysadmin need?

Zabbix/Monit/OpenNMS monitoring systems!

Linux's systemd!

More LXC!

More Asterisk!

You name it!

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Apr 19, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 23, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Apr 26, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Thursday
May 3, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 7, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 10, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Perl Mongers – Favorite Features and Fun Facts Sharing Session
Free Geek

Tonight will be a round-table session discussing your favorite Perl features (whether new or old) and sharing fun tidbits you've found on your programming and debugging adventures. Whether you're exploring perl5i and other wild new meta layers, learning new tricks with Moose, or discovering the bottom half of the open() pod, come and share your knowledge (and questions) with the group.

As usual, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab.

Website
Monday
May 14, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 15, 2012
The "Beer Dashboard" App: A Case Study
USBank Tower Burnside Room

Portland’s own Bailey’s Taproom has 20 beers from which pour an ever-rotating array of fine brews representing a wide range of styles emphasizing Oregon breweries. Our main attraction for this event is their "Beer Dashboard”, a large flat-screen monitor that displays detailed information for each beer on tap, the amount left in each keg, and who’s checked in through Foursquare as well as tweeting the arrival of a new beer on the menu.

Most software developers love beer, but rarely do both interests so easily combine into a single SAO event. Join us with developer Eric Sterling, the creator of the beer dashboard, as he delves into nuances of this project and his adventures turning restaurant software into business. Afterwards, we invite you to walk over to Bailey’s to see new cool beer technology in action and enjoy a pint yourself!

What's better than combining what Portland does best; beer and technology!

Meet the Creator

Eric Sterling, Software Engineer, Thetus Corporation and Chief Software Architect/CTO, WineSlingr

Eric is a craft beer lover and senior software developer specializing in innovative internet applications, mobile development and highly scalable back-end systems. Eric has worked at software consultancy firms such as Vertigo, SoftSource and Aeshen as well as innovative startups like Thetus, Supertracks, and Instant Media. Among the projects he was worked on, Eric has designed a system to help coordinate first responders in emergencies, a website for legally downloading high definition movies and an online interactive game to help promote Jay-Z’s book launch. He is well versed in a wide variety of languages including C#, Java, Ruby, Python, JavaScript and Scala. He is adept at using cutting edge UI technologies such as HTML5, Silverlight and Flash, and various web frameworks including node.js, Rails, Play and Flask. He is also proficient with various databases such as SQL Server, Postgres, MongoDB and neo4j.

Agenda

5:30 PM Doors Open, Networking

5:45 PM Program Begins

6:15 PM Program Ends

6:30 PM Move to Baileys to 'Test'

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
May 17, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 21, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 22, 2012
Brewpal: informal Drupal meet-up
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

What is this event? It's an informal meetup each month to work on our own individual Drupal projects in the company of other Drupalers. The idea is that you can work on your own project, ask a question to your neighbor if you're stuck, chat with others about your brilliant Drupal start-up idea, and then take a beer break whenever you want.

If you are bringing your laptop, don't forget to charge it ahead of time (since Lucky Lab's power outlets are minimal).

Here are the details:

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Lucky Lab Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209 (Yes, they have wifi.)

So get ready to pack up your laptop and see you soon!

Website
Thursday
May 24, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 28, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
May 31, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Open Source Bridge 2012 Volunteer Meet & Greet (2 of 3)
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Open Source Bridge (OSB) invites you to the second Volunteer Meet & Greet of the year. All are welcome.

OSB Meet & Greets are a great way to learn more about volunteering for the conference and to meet the conference organizers. There will be a total of three meet and greets. Each one will be hosted at a different location in Portland, leading up to the conference June 26-29, 2012.

If you are interested in learning more about Volunteering with OSB, please visit our website.

Website
Monday
Jun 4, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Open Source Bridge 2012 Volunteer Meet & Greet (3 of 3)
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Open Source Bridge (OSB) invites you to our final Volunteer Meet & Greet in this year's conference. All are welcome.

OSB Meet & Greets are a great way to learn more about volunteering for the conference and to meet the conference organizers. There will be a total of three meet and greets. Each one will be hosted at a different location in Portland, leading up to the conference June 26-29, 2012.

If you are interested in learning more about Volunteering with OSB, please visit our website.

Note: Date and location are still be confirmed.

Website
Thursday
Jun 7, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Jun 8, 2012
Taplister.com Presents Rye Beer Fest
Spirit of 77

The Rye Beer Fest is a celebration of the revival of rye beers brought to you by Taplister.com, and held at the Spirit of 77. The fest will feature special one off rye beers from a variety of NW favorite breweries to staples like, Upright's Six and Oakshire's Line Dry Rye to name a few. Plus Spirit of 77 will feature special Rye food pairings and even discounted Rye Whiskey pairings to complement the beers with profits to benefit charity. A percentage of sales will benefit We Love Clean Rivers, Inc., a non-profit that is dedicated to cleaning high use rivers by mobilizing the river recreation community and partnering with local environmental, recreation, and educational organizations. This is an official PDX Beer Week Event.

Website
Monday
Jun 11, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jun 14, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Perl Mongers – /usr/pdx/bin/perl -More::Beer
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

In celebration of having already executed one successful emergency rescheduled meeting replacement beer-drinking social hour this month, we'll be starting 22 minutes later and roughly 0.7 furlongs norther than the usual time and space.

I will put out a pdx.pm sign. We might be out back depending on how crowded and noisy it is. You can also probably find us with or near the weekly hackathon folks.

Website
Monday
Jun 18, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 19, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Jun 21, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 25, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jun 28, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

[CANCELED] PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Due to OpenSource Bridge (http://opensourcebridge.org/) this week most of us will be downtown Thursday. Now I will not stop anyone from enjoying a nice beer, just know that there will not likely be a bunch of us around this week. Feel free to venture on over to Bridge , SEPoCoNI (http://calagator.org/events/1250462224) or just catch up with us next week.

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 2, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jul 5, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: systemd
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group Meeting

It's a little known secret that systemd is extremely capable of starting, controlling and regulating more than just system services, but can easily start an entire Desktop UI. Not many people have sat down and implemented and worked out the problems of starting an X service, a few UI components, the session bus and DBus services for normal users with the mechanisms that systemd provides.

The benefits are obvious: Systemd provides excellent service monitoring and restarting capabilities, provides socket and DBus activation for relevant services, and overall improves desktop startup by allowing user services to start well before core services like Xorg or wayland start. In effect, we're saying goodbye to XDG autostart entirely, and getting back reliability and scalability.

We converted several desktop environments including Tizen's Mobile UI, Xfce4, Enlightenment and more to systemd user sessions. We "pop the hood" and take a look at the implications for startup, what's possible to further improve on the session startup and where we can do better.

Auke Kok is a software engineer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center, and has been attempting to make Linux boot faster since 2007. In 2008, he co-presented the "5-second boot" with Arjan van de Ven at the first LPC. Since then, Auke has worked on further improving the Linux Core OS start sequence, first for Moblin and later with MeeGo, where we made the first switch to systemd. Auke now works on Tizen, which will heavily integrate systemd in the Core OS.

Agenda:

7:00 - 7:15 Announcements 7:15 - 8:30 Presentation and Questions 9:00 - ... Beer

        The Lucky Lab Northwest Beer Hall
        1945 NW Quimby
        Portland, Oregon

Follow PLUG on Twitter: @pdxlinux

Michael Dexter PLUG Volunteer

See you there!

Website
Monday
Jul 9, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jul 12, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 16, 2012
North Portland Coders Night - Welcome OSCON Attendees!
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

In town for OSCON? The north Lucky Lab is just a quick ride away on the MAX Yellow line!

Website
Tuesday
Jul 17, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Jul 19, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 23, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jul 26, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 30, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 2, 2012
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Inform 7 Interest Group Hacking at PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join other text adventure enthusiasts to explore Inform 7.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: OSCON Feedback and General Questions
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Portland Linux/Unix Group will have an informal meeting to discuss OSCON experiences and general open source questions.

We have several books to give away courtesy of O'Reilly Media!

Many will break for the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

Website
Monday
Aug 6, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 9, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 13, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 16, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 20, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 21, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Vyatta
Free Geek

Linux has been used for network routing for many years, but the interface is different than the standard network appliances. Vyatta is a Debian based distribution that provides an open command line interface that looks like Cisco or Juniper. The command line is built on top of standard bash shell with extensible template language.

This talk will go into the history of Vyatta, where it came from and how it is used today. For those who want to contribute or modify, it will also cover the internals of how this implemented.

Stephen Hemminger is a software engineer working remotely in Portland for Vyatta. He has been involved with Linux networking for 8 years and currently maintains bridging and routing utilities. Steve regularly presents at Linux conferences.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
Thursday
Aug 23, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 27, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Aug 30, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 3, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 6, 2012
Portland Design and Digital Experience Meetup
Rogue Distillery & Public House

Join designers, creatives and tech luminaries for an evening mixer at the fabulous Rogue Public House to kick off the Portland Digital Experience and Music Fest NW. The crew from WebVisions and Design Week Portland will be there with special guests from Portland's digital community.

Free free to RSVP so we know you're coming: http://pdxdigitalexperience.eventbrite.com/

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PLUG: The Joy of Logical Volumes
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Joy of Logical Volumes

Brian P. Martin will give a short introduction on getting started with the Linux Logical Volume Manager. A demonstration will follow, showing how to get up and running with LVM in three simple commands. Bring your laptop prepared with either an empty partition or an empty flash key and get on LVM yourself during the demo.

Agenda:

7:00 - 7:30 Announcements 7:30 - 8:30 Presentation and Questions 9:00 - ... Refreshments

The Lucky Lab Northwest Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby Portland, Oregon

Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

Michael Dexter PLUG Volunteer

See you there!

Website
Monday
Sep 10, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 13, 2012
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Perl Mongers -- h2xs is da bomb + dzil Pod::Weaver
Free Geek

speaker: Ian Dees + Joshua Keroes

Ian...

➜ will cover what it's like for n00bs learning how to create a new Perl module, including:

  • Where rookies look for "Getting Started" information
  • Which tools we can readily find for the job
  • What kinds of questions we have about namespaces

What Ian would like to do to help:

  • Listen to your answers
  • Format them into some kind of guide (or supplement an existing one)
  • Hand it to a Perl expert to post in the right place
  • Commit to checking in a couple of times a year to keep the information current

You will be vastly enlightened, or horrified.

Joshua...

➜ will continue down the Dist::Zilla path of Automated Enlightenment and speak on Pod::Weaver.

In July, Duke Leto gave Portland an introduction to Dist::Zilla, demonstrating how it can help write, package, test, and release your modules; automating the boring stuff like figuring out prerequisites, automatically inserting and updating $VERSION's, getting rid of all those meta files and generating them automatically; all good ways to focus on the important stuff: the code.

This month, Joshua will show how Pod::Weaver can help automate the boring parts of writing documentation so you can avoid getting bogged down by boilerplate and focus on the important stuff there: the docs.

As always, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab.

Website
Monday
Sep 17, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 18, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
PLUG AT: Embedded GNU/Linux and GPL compliance
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics:

Embedded GNU/Linux and GPL compliance. How not to make a mess of things by Beth Flanagan of Intel

As GNU/Linux becomes more and more common in the consumer device market, the number of GPL violations found by various compliance organizations have increased dramatically. We'll discuss how violations occur, what to do if you find yourself in violation and how the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded-Core helps you to avoid a costly GPL violation action.

Beth 'pidge' Flanagan is the maintainer of the licensing infrastructure for the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded-Core, maintainer of the yocto-autobuilder and build and release engineer for the Yocto Project. She has spoken on a wide range of topics over the years, from GPL compliance in the embedded world to open source firearms. She works full time on the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded-Core for Intel's Open Source Technologies Center.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Website
Thursday
Sep 20, 2012
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 24, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 25, 2012
A Happy Hour for you and your "Dream Team"
BridgePort Brew Pub

Salesforce.com, the leader in cloud computing and “World’s Most Innovative Company” (Forbes, August 2011), is coming to Portland. They are hiring java, force.com, and mobile developers to build internal tools for the employee community.

Bring an entourage of friends, former colleagues, or anyone you’ve always wanted to work with but never got the chance – because now’s your chance. All of you could get hired to work as the ultimate “Dream Team” out of salesforce.com’s new Portland office! The winning dream team will become salesforce.com employees, run the business their way, execute their own visions, and turn innovation on its head.

Website
Thursday
Sep 27, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 1, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 4, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: UEFI Secure Boot and Open Source
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

UEFI Secure Boot and Open Source. It's not a 'general war against computation' by Vincent Zimmer, Intel

As 2012 platform firmware embraces UEFI 2.3.1 and ACPI5.0 support, the ability to interoperate with UEFI Secure Boot is imperative. This poses a unique challenge for open software that may not come pre-installed on the platform. With UEFI Secure Boot, though, infrastructure has been put in place to preserve openness, owner choice and control in addition to mitigating concerns of malware targeting the platform. This talk will provide a history of UEFI Secure Boot, an overview of the implementation, deployment practices, and details on the engagement with the open source community.

Vincent Zimmer is a Principal Engineer with Intel Corporation. He has been working on various platform, networking, trusted computing and security technologies around EFI since 1999 and platform firmware since 1992. Vincent has spoken in various forums on this topic, co-authored 3 books, 10 papers, and several specifications in this area.

Many will break for refreshments at the Lucky Lab NW at 1945 NW Quimby after the meeting

The Portland Linux/Unix Group (PLUG) is a group of enthusiasts dedicated to teaching and learning about Linux, Unix and related projects. There is no membership fee to join and we welcome people of all levels of experience. PLUG has met since 1994 and hosts monthly General and Advanced Topics presentations plus a hands-on support Clinic.

Website
Monday
Oct 8, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Oct 11, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Oct 12, 2012
WhereCampPDX 5 Kickoff Party
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

IMPORTANT: Please register for FREE at http://wherecamppdx5.eventbrite.com/

Join us for the Fifth Annual WhereCampPDX Kickoff Party this Friday at Geoloqi HQ. Beers and banter will be provided. With the growing numbers of geonerds this weekend, we're hoping to acquire more space just downstairs at either Lotus Room or Nedspace. Watch this space for details.

WhereCampPDX is a free, volunteer-created unconference for anyone interested in geography and technology. This year’s event will be happening October 12th-14th, with a full day of unconference sessions at Metro Regional Center on the 13th.

An unconference is a conference planned by the participants. We convene together, plan sessions, and break-out into the proposed session discussions and activities. This gives everyone an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most, and talk about emerging topics that are still new and exploratory. We value open participation, providing access to new voices, and lowering barriers to participation. As a result, the event is driven by the interests and talents of the participants.

To attend, you'll need to be signed up at http://wherecamppdx5.eventbrite.com/ by the party time!

Website
Monday
Oct 15, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops this awesome sign:

Website
Tuesday
Oct 16, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
PLUG Advanced Topics UnMeeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

No host or speaker available... making for an exciting UnMeeting at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub at 915 Southeast Hawthorne.

Bring your questions and stories!

Website
Thursday
Oct 18, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 22, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops this awesome sign:

Website
Tuesday
Oct 23, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion Pub in Tigard

The New Tech Society was founded in the Fall of 2011 to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

If you have a need--be it solving a technical issue, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, join us.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself!

It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP on Linkedin, please.

See you there!

-The NTS Crew

Website
Thursday
Oct 25, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Oct 29, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Nov 1, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: CUPS Unix Printing
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Daniel Hedlund will take us down the rabbit hole to explore how CUPS, and other pieces of the printing infrastructure used by most distros, works behind the scenes to ensure [print] really does, or in many cases doesn't, "print". Don't blow your queue! Come to the talk and learn how DBUS interacts with CUPS, what a PPD file actually does and how to debug why your printer turned into a black hole.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab Beer Hall NW at:

1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

Website
Thursday
Nov 8, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Rogue Coding
Rogue Distillery & Public House

Bringing together coders from all language to be better together. Oh, and Beer

November 8th's Rogue Coding Main Event:

MOBILE PLATFORM SMACKDOWN - MPS!

Choose any mobile platform that you wish. Be ready to give a 2 minute presentation on why you think that platform is the best or the worst or ???. You can use any method of delivery you wish and any props that you need to make your point. You will then have to answer one question after you finish. It may or may not be related to the presentation you just made.

Performance will be based on crowd response.

Winner will receive a bottle of fine a Rogue Beverage.

Website
Thursday
Nov 15, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Tuesday
Nov 20, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
PLUG Advanced Topcis: Linux Network Driver Development
Free Geek

Full title: Everything you ever wanted to know about developing a Linux network driver

Jeff Kirsher will cover how Intel deals working on the in-kernel driver as well as the out-of-tree driver and the advantages/disadvantages that come along with it. In addition, the processes used to ensure that we deliver a working driver.

Jeff's Bio:

Linux Kernel Sub-Maintainer for Intel Wired LAN 1999-2003 Validation Engineer for Intel Switches 2003-Current Networking Software Engineer/Linux kernel maintainer

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/

Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

Website
Thursday
Nov 29, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 3, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 6, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Bootstrapping an open source project community
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Michael Dexter will talk about bootstrapping the bhyve hypervisor community: How to take a project from a collection of experimental code in a repository to a fledgling community.

BHyVe is a legacy-free type 2 Hypervisor for FreeBSD and its derivatives such as PC-BSD and NanoBSD

General discussion to follow

Website
Monday
Dec 10, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 13, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Dec 15, 2012
Migration & Taplister Present A Holiday Pre-Funk
Migration Brewery

Giving Back: Since 2008 food box distribution has increased 41% leaving Oregon Food Bank in need of our help. Bring 4 non-perishable food items to Migration Brewing between Dec. 6th and the 15th in exchange for your 1st beer.

Saturday December 15th Migration Brewing and Taplister present the second annual Holiday Prefunk. Migration will be inviting 4 other breweries (Pfriem, Gigantic, Breakside, and Burnside) to pour their choice holiday ale accompanied by 45 minutes of their favorite music. So before heading home for the holidays join 5 fantastic breweries for a night of holiday ales, brewer’s choice playlists, giveaways, and a fun night with great company.

Website
Monday
Dec 17, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 18, 2012
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

Website
PLUG Advanced Topics: Snow! Huddle at the Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This event has been moved to an informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne due to snow.

Website
Thursday
Dec 20, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 24, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Dec 27, 2012
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Dec 31, 2012
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 2, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

Website
Thursday
Jan 3, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Linux in Schools project: Past, Present, and Future
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Eric Harrison has over 15 years experience with Linux in primary and secondary education environments (Kindergarten through High School). Topics will include designing, building, and maintaining your own Linux distributions (K12LTSP & Edubuntu), infrastructure (clustering, virtualization, web filtering, etc), large scale Asterisk telephony deployments, IPv6, and more.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

Website
Monday
Jan 7, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 10, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 14, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 15, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby [DIFFERENT VENUE!]
Engine Yard

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

For this month we'll be meeting at Engine Yard downtown.

Website
PLUG Advanced Topics: Recoupling Computer Science and Computing
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Recoupling Computer Science and Computing

A talk and roundtable discussion

There is no question that hybrid telecommunication/computing appliances like those running iOS and Android have put more open source software into the hands of users than any other effort to date but vendors and carriers consistently choose user control over user freedom. While many users and vendors will argue that "people want their systems to 'just work'", intentional and unintentional decoupling of the user computing experiences from the underlying computer science is the norm, despite the fact that developers and systems administrators are equally lazy and "want their systems to 'just work'".

Because no technical barrier exists between these two experiences of a given system, this talk will explore the historic and modern systems that provide the best balance of user and developer experience and open up to a roundtable discussion of other such systems and how to bridge these two experiences and foster computer science in society.

Please be prepared to talk about your experiences, particularly on platforms like Android and web frameworks which can offer full-stack access to sources yet deliver a competitive user experience.

See you there!

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

Website
Thursday
Jan 17, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 21, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Jan 24, 2013
APIs & IPAs PDX

In an effort to get to know and support developers in the thriving tech communities all over the country, Singly is heading out on the road to throw API happy hours.

This is not about marketing, and it's not about sales. APIs & IPAs is focused on community. We want to support your local tech community, and we want to get to know developers everywhere.

In each city, we're partnering with local companies that strive to build developer communities, as well as non-local developer-centric companies.

All you have to do is show up ready to talk shop – and we'll foot the bill for drinks.

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jan 28, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 29, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Thursday
Jan 31, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 4, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Feb 7, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Open Source Medical Informatics
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Historically, implementation of electronic health records in medical offices have been problematic. Specifically, poor implementation of these products is the leading cause of failure of acceptance of EHRs in these offices. Implementation of EHRs in the small physician office remains poorly documented and this contributes to this failure rate. To address this need, OEMR (The OpenEMR Non-Profit) developed an internship experience with the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health and Science University to develop a road map for converting a small physician's office that is still using paper records to OpenEMR, an open source electronic health record, while using open source tools to implement and document the transformation. Documentation was made public on the OEMR wiki (at http://www.oemr.org/wiki/Going_From_Paper_to_Electronic) as a template for future implementations. This presentation is an overview of the documentation completed for the wiki. There are many paths to implementation, but the destination is meaningful use of the OpenEMR system.

Special Thanks: PLUG regular Keith Lofstrom was instrumental to the success of this project, not to mention Dr. Sam Bowen, MD in North Carolina and PLUG speaker Tony McCormick.

Diane Petersen is an emerging clinical informaticist, drawing from her formal education in clinical informatics and her extensive experience as a clinical pharmacist in a variety of settings. Having completed an internship leading and documenting the implementation of OpenEMR, an open source ambulatory electronic health record and practice management software application, Diane is in her last term of the Masters of Biomedical Informatics program at Oregon Health and Science University. She plans to apply her background and knowledge contributing to the improvement of managing healthcare data, and ultimately the improvement of patient care and outcomes.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

Website
Monday
Feb 11, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 12, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 13, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

We are trying to setup a semi-regular meetup of SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Feb 14, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 18, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 19, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Back at CrowdCompass this month!

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
PLUG Advanced Topics: The CASH Music Project
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Making real change for musicians with open source. We'll start by taking a look at some of the nuances of making a living as a musician, dispelling some myths about how the industry works and what is and is not working for artists today. Then we'll move on to specifics of what CASH Music is doing (along with a lot of friends) to improve things for artists with transparent models, education, and open source technologies.

Jesse von Doom is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band CASH Music. CASH is a nonprofit organization building free and open source tools for musicians. More: http://cashmusic.org/

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Website
Thursday
Feb 21, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Feb 25, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night!

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 26, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 27, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

It's a new meetup and so far it's just been a couple of us, but we're hoping to grow. Bring a friend.

Website
Thursday
Feb 28, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 4, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 6, 2013
Portland Code School Meet and Greet
Burnside Digital Office

Applications are now being accepted for the Portland Code School Summer Session!

Join us for an informal gathering to meet current students and find out more about the program over beer and snacks.

We'll start the evening with a presentation about the format of the program, what you'll learn, how we'll help you find a job at the end, and the application process and requirements.

If you've dabbled with web development but haven't quite made it to paid developer status yet this may be just the program for you.

For more information please email: [email protected]

Website
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

It's a new meetup and so far it's just been a couple of us, but we're hoping to grow. Bring a friend.

Website
Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Mike Rogoway from the Oregonian
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

We are honored to have Oregonian technical columnist Mike Rogoway talk about Oregon's high tech and open source scenes.

You can post your questions to Mike in advance on the PLUG mailing list to give him an opportunity to research his answers! (http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug)

Mike Rogoway has been covering technology in the Portland area since 1998, at The Oregonian since 2004. He's tracked the Silicon Forest's startup renaissance and its roots in open source software, and the rise of software and open source within Intel. He's profiled Linus Torvalds, Ward Cunningham, and Intel software chief Renee James.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

Website
Monday
Mar 11, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 12, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 13, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

It's a new meetup and so far it's just been a couple of us, but we're hoping to grow. Bring a friend.

Website
Thursday
Mar 14, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Mar 18, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 19, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: flashrd+nsh OpenBSD Network Appliances
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

flashrd+nsh: OpenBSD imaging and easy configuration for network appliances and virtual environments

Installation, upgrade and configuration are important, practical functions. OpenBSD's reputation for advanced networking functionality is second only to its reputation for having a tight knit development community which considers these functions first and foremost a convenience for developers.

In this session, we'll discuss the use and application of the flashrd and nsh tools for creating networking system images catered to deployment by IT staff, consultants and OEMs. We'll also discuss OpenBSD networking features and applications that can be instrumented by nsh, and discuss any general OpenBSD features and history, as desired by you, the participants.

Chris Cappuccio is a systems and network architect, with 16 years of experience starting as a Unix system administrator, followed up with extensive IP, DSL, wireless and SS7 network deployment and operation. Chris owns and operates Yellowknife, a wireless network provider covering thousands of square miles of unserved and underserved areas with high performance Internet access. He has been a part-time contributor to networking and driver services in the OpenBSD operating system for 14 years.

http://www.nmedia.net/flashrd/ http://www.nmedia.net/nsh/

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 20, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Mar 21, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Mar 22, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: The Geospatial Open Source Toolbox
COPIOUS

About this talk

Ugly, slow, and frustrating maps are a thing of the past! Beautiful visualizations, complex datasets, and rich applications are within your reach when you’re riding with the open source community. This Friday, Reid Parham from COPIOUS will present a talk about PostGIS-backed applications written in Rails and JavaScript.

Speaker: Reid Parham, Senior Software Engineer

About TechTalks

COPIOUS Labs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the COPIOUS engineering team.

Website
Monday
Mar 25, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 26, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 27, 2013
UX Happy Hour
Dig A Pony

A casual event for all those into talking about UX and consuming beer.

Website
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Mar 28, 2013
Engine Yard Happy Hour
Engine Yard

It's been too long since we had folks over. And I swear, we somehow accumulated too much beer. ;) So we're having a drink night tomorrow (Thursday) from 6-8 pm. Come by, help us with our drink(ing) problem, and see some faces old and new.

Cheers!

Amy, Mark, Rachel, and Jacob.

SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Friday
Mar 29, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Seven Databases Series: Riak
COPIOUS

About this talk

Riak is a masterless, dynamically scalable key-value database. Adron Hall from Basho, the company behind Riak, will be presenting on Riak's design and giving a cluser setup demonstration.

Speaker: Adron Hall

About TechTalks

COPIOUS Labs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the COPIOUS engineering team.

Website
Monday
Apr 1, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 3, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Apr 4, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Mozilla Socorro Open Source crash reporting tool
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Mozilla Socorro: an Open Source crash reporting system evolves.

Socorro collects and analyzes three million crash reports a day employing PostgreSQL, HBase, Hadoop, and ElasticSearch glued together with Python. Socorro's data analysis drives the stability and development priorities of Firefox. Five years ago, Socorro was a system that ran on three machines and was tended by just one person. In 2013, it has evolved to become a distributed system running on 120 machines and serving hundreds of terabytes of data. Meanwhile, companies all over the world are adopting Socorro for crash reporting. This talk, an update of one given several years ago, will track the evolution of Socorro and its future in the upcoming world of FirefoxOS.

K Lars Lohn is the Herd Patriarch of the Mozilla WebTools Group. As the author and curator of the Mozilla Socorro Crash Reporting System, Lars has driven its evolution. Formerly with the OSUOSL, Lars telecommutes for Mozilla from a farm near Corvallis. While preferring Python, PostgreSQL and Harleys, Lars is versed in C++, MySQL and Subarus.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

Website
Monday
Apr 8, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 9, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 10, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Apr 11, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Apr 15, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 16, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Graphite
Free Geek

Graphite - Scalable Realtime Graphing http://graphite.wikidot.com/

This talk will be my choices as to why I selected collectd / Graphite for performance monitoring my environment at home (email / web / database and test systems). The discussion will include what I looked at, why I discarded the software I did, and show some demonstrations of Graphite, Munin, and if I can get it working again, Ganglia for a comparison of some of their features. I will also discuss some of the hicups I found in configuring some aspects of collectd and Graphite.

Biography

Tim Bruce has been involved in computers since 1981 when he first fell in love with computing. He's done computer training, computer security, programming, systems administration and data management. For the last 14 years he's worked as a Database Administrator with Sybase, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL at employers such as Providence Health Systems, Fiserv, FlightStats, and currently with Northwest Evaluation Association.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Thank you Igal. We will never forget you.

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 17, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Apr 18, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Apr 19, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Measuring Social Geography with Graph Databases
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Dann Stayskal

Graph databases offer a unique way of looking at data. Rather than the familiar tables of data, graph databases store data as relationships between named things. So, they're an ideal choice for social networks, geogrpahic route planning, and campaign finance modeling.

In this week's tech talk, Dann Stayskal walks us through how to configure a graph database called Neo4J to answer a few questions about social graphs: out of all connections on facebook, twitter, google+, and linkedin, who would it recommend to follow next?

This will be a public-accessible tech talk with no technical background necessary to follow along!

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Monday
Apr 22, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 23, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 24, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Apr 25, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Apr 26, 2013
UX Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

The 2nd ever Portland UX Happy Hour will be at Thirsty Lion. Join us for a mix of people into UX + beer + food!

Website
Portland Code School Graduation Drinkup
Blitz Ladd

This friday our students are graduating and we'd like them to graduate, Idiocracy-style ("mooor beeeer!"). At 6pm I would be heartened if the supporters of the code school would descend on the graduates en masse for drinks and a formal welcoming to the developer community. If you're able to join us please do! If not, I'm sure they will understand and I will try to buy them a drink for you. :)

This event is open invite. Please invite your colleagues and bring your friends. There will be stickers and tantalizing folding puzzles.

Sincerest apologies for the late notice, it's been a crazy last week!

Website
Monday
Apr 29, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Apr 30, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help at RailsConf!
Oregon Convention Center

Let's take our weekly Hack + Help session to RailsConf! We can show RailsConf attendees how awesome Portland's Ruby community is.

What we do:

This is an informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as old bitter veterans. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
May 1, 2013
Continuous Web: Fail Up
Cloudability

We are incredibly stoked about this month's Continuous Web topic and know you will be too!

May's event will showcase Brad Heller, Co-Founder of Revisu, a PDX-based startup and PIE graduate. With Revisu, creatives can engage anyone at any point in the creative process to share their work and collect feedback so there are no surprises when a deadline arrives.

Brad will chat about the ups and downs, what he learned, and why he ultimately decided to close the doors on Revisu. He hopes that he can help fellow entrepreneurs avoid some pitfalls he experienced.

Today, Brad is the Lead Engineer at Cloudability.

Free & Public Event
Short story then time to mingle
Beer Provided

CWPDX

Website
Linux Kernel Beering - Evening
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Monthly get-together for people who hack on the Linux kernel.

Odd Months: Beering/Food at 6:30pm

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 Northwest Quimby Street, Portland, OR

SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

I'll be at Railsconf events that evening, so there won't be a sign, but feel free to come anyway.

Website
Thursday
May 2, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Confronting Depression
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

What is up with Linux guys buying MacBook Pros? This is depressing-- how can you put a penguin sticker next to your Apple logo?

In the wake of tragic national and local losses in the open source community to depression, Yshai Boussi of Portland Family Counseling will discuss all aspects of depression including signs and symptoms, origins, solutions and treatments, how to help others if you're concerned that they may be depressed. Yshai has family in the tech community and insights into why we may have a different relationship with depression than most communities.

Yshai has been practicing as a psychotherapist since 2003. Over the years, he has worked with many different types of individuals, couples, adolescents and families. He has seen how depression affects individuals but also friends and family as well. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor operating a private practice with his wife called Portland Family Counseling. Our practice is in NW Portland. http://portlandfamilycounseling.com

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

Website
Friday
May 3, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: MongoDB
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Andrew Gauger, Systems Engineer, Rejuvenation

MongoDB allows for abstracted data storage, so Andrew will talk about implementations of this flexible data design pattern. State machine and its ability to extend a document asynchronously gets highlighted. We will talk about data abstraction, and how to abstract structured data into a schema-less logger to perform validation.

In this TechTalk, Andrew will aim to describe clustering and replication as well as referencing and embedding in a simple language. The samples come fast but keep to explaining a simple topic. The talk diverges about how distributed database technology can be brought to firmware, how massive quantity small computing instances best leverage this technology, and what frameworks exist to leverage MongoDB on an upcoming project.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Monday
May 6, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
May 8, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
May 9, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 13, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 14, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
May 15, 2013
PDX PHP
McMenamins Market St. Pub

Join us for the kickoff of the Portland PHP Meetup! The first meeting will be very informal. We will meet and discuss what topics we'd like to schedule for future meetup.

Bring a friend!

Website
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
May 16, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
May 17, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: CoreData: It's Not That Bad
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Joseph Jaramillo

Every app needs to store data, and developers have lots of options for doing so. Perhaps you're saving JSON or XML to disk. Maybe you're even using custom serialization. What happens when you need to query this data? What about when you have so much data to display that you can't keep it all in memory? The answer is CoreData.

In this COPIOUS Tech Talk, Joseph Jaramillo will introduce you to CoreData, the Apple database technology included with iOS and Mac OS X. You'll learn how to use an API to fetch data from a web service, store it in a CoreData database, and query it later. This is a hands on talk and there will be code involved! You are encouraged to bring a Mac loaded with Xcode to follow along.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Monday
May 20, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 21, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: The KURB Kernel/UseRspace Bridge
Free Geek

Jacob Riddle will discuss the KURB (Kernel/UseRspace Bridge) project. The goal of KURB is a kernel independent driver subsystem for Linux. The talk will include the architecture of KURB, the reasons for KURB, and how to get involved.

Jacob Riddle is in the Game Development program at Lane Community College. Prior to that he was a Nuclear Machinist Mate in the Navy. He as a passion for all things Computer Science with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence and kernel operations.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Wednesday
May 22, 2013
UX Happy Hour

The white owl is closing for a private event so we are moving to the Green Dragon

For May, we'll be taking our beer and UX-loving selves over to White Owl in SE. Anyone with an interest in user experience is welcome, so you don't have to strictly be a designer.

Website
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with other participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
May 23, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
May 27, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
May 28, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Thursday
May 30, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 3, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 5, 2013
Linux Kernel Beering - Lunch
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Monthly get-together for people who hack on the Linux kernel.

Even Months: Lunch at 12:30pm

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 Northwest Quimby Street, Portland, OR

Thursday
Jun 6, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting: Hacking on the Beagle Bone Black
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Hacking on the new Beagle Bone Black

Description:

Russell recently spent some time working on porting a house-monitoring system from the Beagle Bone (an $89 embedded, ARM-based, I/O rich device running linux http://beagleboard.org/) to the new Beagle Bone Black, a $45 device which is faster, includes video and 2G of onboard flash. The sensors required a one-wire bus, one of which the original Beagle Bone had configured out of the box. The Beagle Bone Black had none. This talk is a description of what it took to get one-wire (specifically w1-gpio) going with his own custom "cape" (a daughter-board for the Beagle Bone).

Biography:

Russell Senior has been a GNU/Linux user for over 20 years, since the 0.99plN days, using it both recreationally and professionally as a research programmer/scientific data analyst. Since 2005, Russell has become involved as a principal volunteer with the Personal Telco Project (https://personaltelco.net), during which he has worked on embedded systems, primarily network routers. He contributes to the development and improvement of the OpenWrt project. In the last couple years, he has worked on monitoring systems involving Arduino and, since last year, the Beagle Bone and has learned a bit about the Angstrom distribution of linux for embedded devices.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

Website
Friday
Jun 7, 2013
Rye Beer Fest
EastBurn

The Rye Beer Fest, a celebration of the revival of rye beers, will be held at EastBurn (1800 E. Burnside., Portland, Ore.) during Portland Beer Week. The fest will take place on Friday June 7th, from 4-10 p.m. and will feature 19 rye beers. Two of the beers being featured are special collaboration beers. One was brewed by 10 Barrel Brewing Company in collaboration with Taplister and the other was brewed by Hopworks Urban Brewery in collaboration with Taplister. All proceeds from the sale of the collaboration beers will be donated to the Children’s Cancer Association.

In addition to rye beers, there will be rye cocktails and rye food. Entry to the event is free. The pricing for the beer (half pints and pints), cocktails and food is still to be determined.

To keep up with the latest news regarding the Rye Beer Fest check out www.ryebeerfest.com.

About Dawn To Dusk:

Dawn to Dusk is an endurance paddling where paddlers do laps for 12 hours around Ross Island in downtown Portland to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Association. Last year Bridge City Paddling Club raised more than $28,000 for this great organization. Bridge City Paddling Club is a non-profit organization, dedicated to both community service and competition.

Website
Monday
Jun 10, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 11, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Thursday
Jun 13, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jun 17, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 18, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Social Event at the Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

For want of a venue keyholder, we will congregate at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for the topics of your choice.

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

This month we're meeting at the Eliot Center during Open Source Bridge in room B202/203.

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

pdxruby.org

Website
Wednesday
Jun 19, 2013
UX Happy Hour

UX Happy Hour is a monthly drinkup for anyone interested in user experience & design!

Website
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Monday
Jun 24, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 25, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 26, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Jun 27, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 1, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 3, 2013
Linux Kernel Beering - Evening
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Monthly get-together for people who hack on the Linux kernel.

Odd Months: Beering/Food at 6:30pm

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall, 1945 Northwest Quimby Street, Portland, OR

SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers.

All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Jul 4, 2013
PLUG: MOVED TO JULY 11TH
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

This month's 1st Thursday Portland Linux/Unix group meeting is moved to July 11th at the same time and place.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Website
Monday
Jul 8, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 9, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 10, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Jul 11, 2013
CrowdCompass hosts Portland Beer 2.0
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Join CrowdCompass and Ubrew for some tasty new beers and some awesome startup conversations.

Website
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Physical Security and Surveillance
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Steve Pasco will be discussing many aspects of physical security and the realities of our emerging surveillance culture.

Steve is a seasoned Telecommunications and security professional, with more than 27 years experience, capable of managing and maintaining operational oversight of global, enterprise wide facilities and security command and control centers. Proficient in establishing policies, procedures, standards, and personnel training programs. A Telecommunications security expert in CALEA and J-STD-25 protocols. Expert in Security Systems, Access Control, Alarm Monitoring Video Surveillance, Asset Monitoring, Tracking and Protection. Operational experience in running 24/7 Command Control and Communications system with emphasis on Intelligence (C3I).

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

Website
Friday
Jul 12, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Intro to HBase, a NoSQL Database for Big Data
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: John Jessee, Senior Software Engineer

The COPIOUS engineering team dives into architecture, use, and benefits of HBase for storage of big data as part of its Tech Talk series on Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Eric Redmond and Jim R. Wilson.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Monday
Jul 15, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 16, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 17, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Jul 18, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

PDXNode will be joining us this evening!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Saturday
Jul 20, 2013
Hackers in HeckleVision
Hollywood Theater (Portland)

Finally, your chance to see Hackers on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen!

Enjoy pizza + beer as you watch Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie chop up the websphere in this modern cult classic. Who knew playing wipeout could be so much fun!

Here's the copy from the website:

Published on July 1st, 2013 July 20th at 7pm I $8

Boot up or shut up!

Special guests Shane Torres (Portland’s Funniest Person 2013), Sean Jordan and Amy Miller will hang out to crack jokes via text with you and a few hundred of your best friends!

The 1995 film “Hackers” introduced audiences to a fantastical view of cyber crimes, phone phreaking and general tech-tomfoolery. In this cult classic techno-thriller, Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie and Matthew Lillard take on the villainous exploits of Fisher Stevens to save hackers and phreakers from being framed for environmental terrorism and financial fraud. Can they save the world with a P6 chip and a payphone?

This special screening is presented in HECKLEVISION: Through the magic of MuVChat technology, your jokes, heckles and commentary are encouraged – in TEXT form! Tap out your wittiest wisecracks with your phone and they’ll appear instantly on screen!

Website
Monday
Jul 22, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 23, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 24, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Jul 25, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Jul 29, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 30, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Nerd Nite #5: Sex, Bugs, and Rigor Mortis
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. Featuring short talks by several scientists, artists, experts of all types, and ordinary people with extraordinary skills, we aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with "e." Come drink along with us!

When: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm Where: Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland Cost: $8.00 suggested cover at the door Check out the Facebook event page

This Nerd Nite will feature two awesome talks:

Genital Plugs, Projectile Penises, and Gay Butterflies: A Naturalist Explains the Birds & the Bees with Becky Jaffe, photographer, naturalist, and educator

Bugs, Bites, and Bodies: Insects and Death with Eric Tonsfeldt, Medicolegal Death Investigator, Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office


Genital Plugs, Projectile Penises, and Gay Butterflies: A Naturalist Explains the Birds & the Bees

Birds do it, bees do it–even educated fleas do it. Let’s do it, let’s fall in lust as photographer and insect fetishist Becky Jaffe takes us on a romp through Mother Nature’s freaky side. Biophilia? This talk may well bring on a biorgasm!

A photographer, naturalist, and educator living in Oakland, Becky Jaffe teaches high school biology and leads environmental science tours at UC Berkeley’s Botanical Garden.


Bugs, Bites, and Bodies: Insects and Death

To an insect, a decomposing human body left to rot in the woods can be the feast of a lifetime. To a forensic entomologist, those insects can give clues to how the person died, how long they’ve been dead, and even who that person was in life. Eric Tonsfeldt, Medicolegal Death Investigator at the Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office, will explain the ways that bugs can be used to help forensic investigation. Prepare to be creeped out (but in a good way!).


*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 31, 2013
Portland UX Happy Hour
Gold Dust Meridian

This month, we'll be chatting about UX and drinking/eating at Gold Dust Meridian. Even better, their happy hour runs until 8pm, which coincides nicely with our schedule! Anyone with an interest in user experience is more than welcome.

To help us give the venue a heads up about approx head count, tweet @UXHappyHour or @elea to let us know if you're in. Thanks!

Website
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Aug 1, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

Portland Linux/Unix Group: The Perl Renaissance
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Portland Perl Mongers and Portland Linux/Unix Group are pleased to welcome world-renowned Perl trainer and developer Paul Fenwick

The Perl Renaissance is in full swing. Object frameworks and syntax have been undated, web frameworks are easy and powerful, and modules are easy to manage and install. We will cover:

  • Overhauling Perl’s Object Oriented framework with Moose.
  • Using MooseX::Method::Signatures for beautiful classes.
  • Building web applications using Dancer
  • Not worrying about web servers by using Plack.
  • Critiquing your code with Perl::Critic
  • Write amazing regexps with named captures.
  • Install new modules quickly and easily with cpanminus
  • Manage Perl installations easily with perlbrew
  • A whole swag of new features with perl 5.10–5.16
  • Much, much more!

About Paul

Adventuretarian. Enjoys Perl, social hacking, mycology, scuba diving, coffee, cycling, FOSS, meeting new people, and talking like a pirate. World famous in NZ.

As usual, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

Website
Friday
Aug 2, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Redis — "Optimized for joy"
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Aaron Edmonds, Software Engineer

Not many pieces of software can claim a 7 point manifesto, let alone deliver on all points, but the Remote Dictionary Service (Redis) stands as an outstanding example of code written with conviction. With just over 4 years since its initial release, many of the biggest sites online are leveraging Redis because of it's speed and simplicity.

In this tech talk, we'll walk through the basic commands and various data types of Redis and also see how companies like Instagram, Craigslist, and Github are using it in their core architecture. Bring your unix based laptop to follow along.

Website
Monday
Aug 5, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 6, 2013
NE Portland Coder's Night (NePoCoNi)
The Waypost

Sounds like people are going to Maui's first

Note: The Waypost site lists a musical act going on at 8. http://www.landofleland.com/ So maybe sit up front / outside in the garden area if we want to converse after that?

Come hang out, drink beer and/or chai, write code and/or socialize this Tuesday.

Everyone is welcome! Maybe bring a laptop and a project to work on.

There are three main areas: A small space right in front, the main room in front of the bar, and the side patio / garden space. Just keep walking until you see the laptop people.

Wednesday
Aug 7, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, give advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Aug 8, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 12, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 13, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 14, 2013
UX Happy Hour
White Owl Social Club

Ready for your August dose of UX, beer, and socialization?

We'll be meeting up again in the SE area. Whether you're a designer, dev, PM, or founder, if you have an interest in talking about user experience design, you're more than welcome!

Website
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Aug 15, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Aug 19, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 20, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Hands-on Valgrind: Better programs thru technology
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Software Verification and Performance Analysis using Valgrind

by Stephen Dum

Valgrind is a collection of tools to validate your (typically C or C++ compiled) program. It can validate correct usage of memory, profile your program, profile heap usage and verify proper thread usage. This talk gives an overview of valgrind and how it can be used, with emphasis on memory usage verification and profiling.

http://valgrind.org

About Steve: Spent decades dealing with large projects (multi-million lines of code) writing code, automating build processes and automated testing of the code.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Website
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

Website
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
through Free Geek

Portland's 12-month, three-track open source conference

The Portland Linux/Unix Group meets three times a month:

First Thursday General Meeting at PSU Third Tuesday Advanced Topics Meeting at Free Geek Third Sunday Clinic at Free Geek

We try announce our speakers two weeks in advance but some times it is last minute. They're usually conference-quality none the less.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

Website
Wednesday
Aug 21, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Aug 22, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Aug 23, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Datomic: Time in the Database; Data in the Application
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Ben Kaplin, Systems & Automation Engineer

Datomic leverages distributed storage systems, functional programming and a radical change in information-system architecture to achieve screaming fast write throughput and elastically scalable reads, all while hewing to the Clojure mantra of simplicity in design and engineering.

In the grand finale to our Databases series, Ben will present on the Datomic architecture; the Datalog query language and wax philosophical about the value of programming models that match our mental models. Join us and learn how to bring time as a first-class concept into your data store.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

Website
Portland Code School Graduation Ceremony

On Friday the 23rd, our students are hosting a graduation celebration and we'd love to invite all our friends and community members!

Festivities will begin at 5pm and will continue until the bar's tequila runs out (or until we get tired, or run off to do something crazy).

If you're not able to attend, but would like to celebrate anyways, please send a tweet and I'll buy them a drink for you.

This event is open invite. Please invite your colleagues and bring your friends.

Website
Monday
Aug 26, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 27, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 28, 2013
SW Portland Hack-A-Thon
Lucky Labrador Public House

Meet and hack with other SW Portland hackers. All programming languages and skill levels welcome. Come work on your own projects, pair with others participants, get advice, have fun, etc.

Website
Thursday
Aug 29, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 2, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Thursday
Sep 5, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Virtual Private Networks

Virtual Private Networking

Our illustrious IPv6 authority, Ted Mittelstaedt, will give a talk on popular Virtual Private Network options, including:

1) standard IPSec clients - require static IP at each endpoint, and are supported out of the box by Windows, Cisco IOS, Mac, and Unix using raccoon and similar programs.

2) Modified IPSec VPN clients - example is the Cisco IPSec VPN client. This is a proprietary modification used to allow one end to have a dynamic IP number.

3) SSL VPN clients. Cisco has one they call AnyConnect that is proprietary. OpenVPN is another example.

4) PPTP. This was supposed to have died years ago but since Microsoft ships the PPTP client with Windows it is still very useful in situations where the network admin is forced to provide VPN services to clients that she has no control over.

5) L2TP. This is what PPTP morphed into, Microsoft supports it natively, so it has the same benefits (to the network admin) as PPTP plus the Microsoft implementation allows for encryption using IPSec with certificates.

Ted is the Co-Owner of Portlandia IT and author of the FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Monday
Sep 9, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 10, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Thursday
Sep 12, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 16, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 17, 2013
Ruby Beginners Meetup, aka Ruby Newbie Brewby
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby. Bring questions. Drink $beverage. Hack. Experienced Rubyists welcome; we want you to share your expertise!

If you have a question or a topic you'd like discussed at the meeting, feel free to post to the mailing list.

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PLUG Advanced Topics: GUI Programming with Qt
Free Geek

Michael Faunce of Memorytime will talk about the Qt GUI toolkit and how and why he used it on a recent project.

Mike is the owner of Memorytime and has been involved with technology since 1972 has seen and used a Slide Rule. He came to oregon in 1976 to work at Tektronix and taught classes at Wilsonville Tektronix plant. While there he deisgned Memory boards for the ATARI computer and also taught at PCC for a short time. Mike has designed a number of memory board and SBC (single board computer) systems.

Mike has three patents and recently served as an expert witness in a recent patent infringement case and currently involved in a number of design projects including a customizable LED sign and a PXE Boot server.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

Website
Thursday
Sep 19, 2013
PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Monday
Sep 23, 2013
North Portland Coders Night
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Come hang out, drink beer, and write code every Monday night.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome! It is highly suggested that you bring a laptop and a project to work on.

Maybe we'll be in the middle room, maybe in the back room, just keep walking until you see a table full of laptops.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 24, 2013
Pdx.rb: Hack + Help Session
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Informal meetup targeted at newcomers to Ruby as well as experienced programmers. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn.

Experienced Rubyists welcome; we will encourage newbies to self-teach during these sessions so you should have a great place to hack in peace.

Website
Portland UX (+ Web and Design) Happy Hour
Rontoms

For September, UX Happy Hour is teaming up with the PDX Web & Design Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/pdxweb/) for one big happy mix of people who make the internets a more awesome place!

Website
Thursday
Sep 26, 2013
SE Portland Coders Night (SEPoCoNi)
Side Door

Alternative to PDX Weekly Hackathon.

Come hang out and write code in a quieter, less crowded environment with your fellow nerds.

The meetings are extremely informal, and everyone is welcome!

The place is smaller, so finding the nerd herd shouldn't be too difficult.

PDX Weekly Hackathon
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Come do strange things with computers amongst others whilst drinking fine Portland beer. Look for the row of geeks with computers in the back of the main room.

All programming languages welcome. Come work on your own projects, work on others participants' projects, get advice, have fun, etc.

You're encouraged to bring a computer, but can team up with others that brought one too.

Afterwards, the group descends on the 12th and Hawthorne foodcart pod for additional nourishment.

Also, many people meet up at the pub during the same time as the hackathon to play boardgames they bring which you're welcomed to play.

Website
Friday
Sep 27, 2013