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Wednesday
Nov 8
CHIFOO Event: Now That’s Risky Business – Selling UX To The Security Techies
New Relic

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

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

About the Speaker

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

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

http://bit.ly/2imCE8Q

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Wednesday
Oct 4
CHIFOO Event: Designers Stop Learning Code; Coders Stop Learning Design
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Designers Stop Learning Code; Coders Stop Learning Design: A Better Solution to Improving Team (mis)Communication." with James Stone, James Stone Consulting!

Most designers may have heard something like, “learn to code like your life depends on it”. Some days it looks like everyone is searching for the mythical unicorn designer/developer. While individuals like this do exist that can cross disciplines, in general, this advice is misguided. Bad for you, bad for your team, and bad for your organization.

About the Speaker

James Stone (@JAMESSTONEco) is an award-winning web designer and a top contributor to ZURB Foundation. He has written for UX Pin and ZURB University and is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Penn State's School of Visual Art. He has presented at TEDxPSU, Harvard University Extension School, and the HTML5 Dev Conference.

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

http://bit.ly/2hRy9jc

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Friday
Sep 15
Affect Conf 2017
through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Affect Conf is a 2-day event that's part conference and part volunteering with local nonprofits. Join us for our second year as we explore the work, culture, and design of social change.


Fri, Sept 15
Talks
Lunch
5-min Attendee Spotlights
Talks

Sat, Sept 16
Off-site volunteering with nonprofits
Lunch
Talks

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Wednesday
Sep 6
CHIFOO Event: Launching An Innovation Team
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Launching An Innovation Team" with Erik Goodfriend, Humanity Innovation Labs!

The journey from product ideation to launch is full of challenges. Those challenges need a team able to combine the right resources, tools and insight with product strategy, design thinking, and business model design.

About the Speakers

Erik Goodfriend (@egoodfriend) combines product strategy, design thinking, and business model innovation to help organization’s realize their strategic goals. He leads business and commercialization strategy at Humanity Innovation Labs, developing scalable wearable systems that shift the healthcare paradigm from provider driven to consumer directed. Erik also works as a product development manager at Providence Health Plan, developing insurance products that incentivize positive health decisions by consumers and cost effective care delivery by providers.

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

http://bit.ly/2iv1ros

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

CHIFOO presents our Annual Bowling Party!

Come join us for the annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

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

Cost CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

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

http://bit.ly/2htyTKA

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Wednesday
Jul 12
CHIFOO Event: Storytelling Versus Specifications: The Politics Of Introducing New Design In A Large Organization
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Storytelling Versus Specifications: The Politics Of Introducing New Design In A Large Organization" with Colin Bay, Thug Design | Dwayne King, Pinpoint. | Chris Tobias, Technology Association of Oregon!

Innovation is all the rage today. But how do you actually get your crazy, life changing ideas turned into real products when you work for a large, complex organization? Check out our panel of seasoned troublemakers to learn how you too can become a force for change within a large team and still keep your job.

About the Speakers

Colin Bay, Thug DesignColin Bay, Thug Design

Colin Bay is Chief Research Officer for Thug Design, a user research and design agency in NW Portland. He has been working in user experience since before it was ever called that, from WordPerfect to Intel to Thug, and some companies in between. HThug works chiefly with companies in the Fortune 100, along with a variety of smaller, up-and-coming clients.

Dwayne King, Pinpoint.Dwayne King, Pinpoint.

Dwayne (@dwayne_king) has led strategic teams for over 15 years, always asking them for less; Less complexity, less ego, less whiz-bang, and less copycat thinking. Leaving more room for elegant, useful design and emergent strategies that bring something new into the world.

Chris Tobias, TAO & GE HealthcareChris Tobias, Technology Association of Oregon

Chris currently serves as Lead Systems Integrator for GE Healthcare leading software projects for the Sochi and Rio Olympics, electronic prescribing, patient records and next generation cloud healthcare software. He is also Chairman of the Technology Association of Oregon’s Digital Health Community which hosts Oregon’s largest health technology innovation events and forums.

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

http://bit.ly/2hwYlly

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Wednesday
Jun 7
CHIFOO Event: How To Get Buy In And Be On The Same Page
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "How To Get Buy In And Be On The Same Page" with Mary Shaw, UX Consultant!

Getting buy-in from project stakeholders is often the most critical piece of the design puzzle. Learn how to successfully collaborate with your stakeholders so everyone is on the same page from the start.

About the Speaker

Mary Shaw (@maryshaw) is a seasoned UX consultant with 20 years of client-facing experience working with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses and startups. Mary helps clients get more customers and qualified leads by designing digital products that intentionally communicate who the product is for, what they get, and what's next. Mary has worked on a variety of UX design projects for clients including Coca-Cola, Weight Watchers, Unilever, Starbucks, and Conair Corporation.

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

http://bit.ly/2hRlsoN

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Tuesday
May 30
Open Source Bridge Volunteer Meetup
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Open Source Bridge is in just a few weeks — June 20-23. Come find out about volunteering positions, including Session Monitor, Hacker Lounge volunteer, Logistics assistant, Party volunteer, and more! Working just 8 hours (spread over 4 days of conference and load-in day) gets you a free ticket.

Open source Bridge is the best regional open source tech conference around! A language-agnostic conference created by developers, designers, hardware hackers, and community leaders for the greater tech industry, OSBridge focuses on the intersection of activism, tech, and culture. Students and those looking for internships and work are always welcome — we have a job board on-site to connect you with companies looking to fill positions.

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Thursday
Sep 4, 2008
PLUG: Building Open Source Communities
Portland State University Engineering Building

Gabrielle Roth and Selena Deckelmann will be discussing ways to build and maintain Open Source Communities. Their emphasis will be in building real in-person communities rather than virtual on-line type communities.

Gabriell and Selena recently presented "Running a Successful User Group" at OSCON 2008, see notes at http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/30268

The meeting will be in Room FAB 86-01 of The Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science Building at Portland State University. This building, nicknamed The New Engineering Building, is on SW 4th across from SW College Street. See location H-10 on the map at http://pdxLinux.org/campus_map.jpg

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Wednesday
Sep 24, 2008
DIY (Do It Yourself) Stories
Blackbird Wine Shop

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Stories about secrets, wine, and good times.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Stories is an open storytelling event for mature audiences. You don’t HAVE TO get up & tell, but it’s way more fun when you do! Nobody knows what will be heard or said at DIY Stories; it’s different every time.

$10 at the door includes a glass or flight of wine.

Blackbird Wine Shop 3519 NE 44th Ave. (44th & Freemont)

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2008
PLUG: LANs, iptables, routing, and more
Portland State University Engineering Building

Kirk Harr will speak on "LANs, iptables, routing, and more"

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2009
Springboard Social Innovation Forum - Theme: Caring
Urban Grind East

The Social Innovation Forum provides a facilitated, empowering time and space for proactive community members to unite, learn, gain inspiration, and create innovative strategies that address social and environmental problems in Portland neighborhoods. This month, the forum turns its focus to “caring.” Speakers, including Charles Lewis of Ethos Music and Amy Sacks of the Pixie Project, represent successful social entrepreneurs and people in the community who are leading community change; Workshops will review innovative trends in elevating the value of caring and how to apply these trends to your work and passion.

Unfortunately, caring is something society doesn’t value much. We value numbers, and data. And we almost think caring is a weird thing to say. What does it even mean? This forum will bring caring to the forefront, and talk about how it's a wonderful thing to care, and to say you do. Do we talk about that on our websites? Do we ask others if they care? Do we acknowledge when they do? How do we help people care? When we care, do we act?

Workshops: Engaging Volunteers Effectively, Efficiently, and Appreciatively led by Hands on Portland, Developing a Caring Economy led by Real Wealth of Portland, and Caring--Inspiration to Implementation led by the Giving Tree and Community Warehouse. Guest speakers include Jane Green and Melissa Owens of Children’s Cancer Association, Amy Sacks of the Pixie Project, and Charles Lewis of Ethos Music.

The forum is your chance to talk with others in the community who share your concern. And if you have an idea ready to turn into action, you’ll find experts ready to help you get started. That’s all in keeping with the goal of the Springboard Social Innovation Forum: unleashing the potential of “ordinary” citizens to address local challenges with lasting solutions.

Admission $5 (includes a light supper). To learn more about Portland-based nonprofit Springboard Innovation or to find out about future forum topics, visit www.springboardinnovation.org or contact: [email protected]

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2009
DevGroup NW: Small Groups, Tightly Joined
PCC Cascade Campus

Homophily describes the tendency of individuals to bond with people similar to themselves. It’s an obvious insight. But it also means everything to the analysis of any given online community. A web community’s success can be predicted almost entirely by asking: “Do the people drawn to this website share cultural traits with one another?”

This is why Microsoft can’t launch a successful social network. While your average college radio station, or sports fan club, or local music scene are natural gathering places.

With web communities, technology isn’t important - it’s a culture thing.

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Monday
Mar 16, 2009
Real Wealth of Portland: Supporting a More Caring Economy Community Commons: Our Skills, Resources & Relationships
First Unitarian Church

Real Wealth in Our Communities is Found Within Us – Our Skills, Resources, and Relationships

Join Us! Monday, March 16th 7-9pm as we explore Real Wealth here in Portland.

· Get involved with a project or organization aligned with your passions, come hear what others are doing.

· Make new connections with people and/or other groups, this is the networking place to be.

· Share your vision of an action, project or organization with others who can help as your vision becomes a reality.

Our evening will include an update on a project to map our city’s existing real wealth activities (We need your help to extend this work! See http://dontworry.wikidot.com/relatedorgs for a start to one aspect of this project)

Community Commons – Exploring the Real Wealth in Portland

Monday, March 16th 7-9pm with social time to follow

First Unitarian Church – 1011 SW 12th – Buchan Reception Room

Enter through alleyway on 12th between Main & Salmon

www.realwealthpdx.com [email protected]

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Thursday
Apr 9, 2009
CubeSpace Community Passover Seder
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Passover is among the best-known of the Jewish holidays. It is a time when family and friends gather together for a ritual meal. The Haggadah, the text used in the seder (structured meal) explicitly encourages the invitation of "strangers." And many Jews (David and myself included) take Passover as an opportunity to bring Jews and non-Jews together for discussion and food (food is very important).

We would like to invite members (in the broadest sense) of the CubeSpace community to the second CubeSpace Passover Seder. There are no minimum knowledge requirements to attend. Questions are encouraged and families are welcome.

The seder will be on Thursday, April 9th, beginning at 5pm. Adults are $10/person, children under 12 are $5/person and children under 2 are free.

Food will be kosher for Passover by ingredient, but we will not have special Passover plates. The seder will be vegetarian-friendly, and we will do our best to accommodate special diets for those that pre-register.

For more information, please email [email protected]. Ticket Info: Adults are $10/person, children under 12 are $5/person and children under 2 are free.

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Friday
Sep 25, 2009
Transitioning to a Resilient Portland, Sept. 25-26
through St. Francis Church Dining Hall

The Transition Initiative in Portland invites you to meet with us to begin planning and organizing an effort to build community resilience in the face of climate change, rising energy costs and economic decline.  Building on work started by many organizations, we will put into action energy descent planning around a variety of aspects; neighborhood organizing; coalition building with partner groups; and a holistic vision of how we can cope with major changes in our lives.  In the process we will create stronger communities and more satisfying lives based on sharing and cooperation. 

You’re welcome to come whether you are already committed or just curious about the possibilities.   If you’re working with a neighborhood or a group with a related mission, we invite you to come and explore how different groups and communities can network and link together in a shared effort to build a lower-carbon future.  Also, we urge you to circulate this notice to your group and anyone else you think should be there. 

Heres the program: 

  • Keynote speaker Friday evening, September 25, 7:30 pm.  Karen Lanphear s a co-founder of the Sandpoint Transition Initiative in Idaho.  She believes that within each community there lies an enormous pool of power that can be unleashed when people start working together on a common vision, and that education and building strong community coalitions can change the world.  Her presentation will include what is unique about the Transition model, Sandpoint’s experience in developing it, and their main challenges and how they came up with solutions.  Karen’s talk will be followed by a social in the church dining hall downstairs.  $10 donation, no one turned away.
  • How Can We Build a Resilient Portland?  An Open Space Day, Saturday, September 26, 9:00-5:00.  Bring your ideas, passions and enthusiasm and participate in designing the movement – suggesting what is needed and discussing how to make it happen.  This powerful process will enable us to walk out at the end of the day with a road map for creating our future.  Coffee, tea and snacks will be available.  Lunch will be brown bag or at nearby cafes.  No charge for the day but donations appreciated.  

What we choose to focus on is up to you.  The Open Space format enables the people who come to create the agenda.  Anyone can suggest a topic to discuss on Saturday based on the theme of creating resilience.  If people choose to show up and discuss that topic, and to create an action team, it will become a part of the overall project. Some examples of projects that have emerged in other Transition Towns are  

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Arts and Music
  • ReSkilling - (re)learning the low tech skills of our forebears
  • Neighborhood organizing and support
  • Outreach and publicity
  • Heart and soul - learning and helping others to cope with the psychological, spiritual and social sides of change
  • Local currency
  • Working with local government
  • Administrative tasks such as Training and Finances 

Later Saturday you will have a chance to sign on for any projects you have energy for and begin work toward crafting and implementing Energy Descent Action Plans.  There will also be an opportunity to connect with others from your neighborhood.  

We are very excited about moving toward a more cooperative and joyful future.  The knowledge of what to do already exists; it’s just scattered throughout the community.  This is the beginning of our tapping and integrating that knowledge, making it available to everyone, and putting it to work in a plan for resilient communities.

So please pass this on to anyone you think should be there.  There’s a lot needing to be done to create a resilient future in our region for ourselves and our children.  Please join us and help shape that future. 

And thanks to our cosponsors: 

  • Bright Neighbor
  • Center for Earth Leadership
  • City Repair
  • Common Good Finance
  • Portland Permaculture Guild
  • Portland Peak Oil
  • ReCode Oregon
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • Transition Sunnyside
  • TLC Farm
  • Washington County Peak Oil
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Tuesday
Jun 15, 2010
OEN Webinar - "Raising Money from Angel Investors" with Dennis Powers
Online

Angel Investors review hundreds of business plans each year. Learn how to make your presentation stand out and be one that will inspire them to begin due diligence!

Led by Dennis Powers, Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources, "Raising Money from Angel Investors" will illustrate how angel investing works, what should be included in an executive summary, and how an entrepreneur should prepare for a meeting with an angel investor

Speaker: Dennis Powers, Founder and President of Cornerstone Management Currently the Managing Partner of Cornerstone Management Resources. CMR is a successful consulting firm focusing on all aspects of business development and revenue acceleration for emerging and mid-market companies. He has successfully completed numerous projects involving strategic planning, business plan creation, sales channel development, marketing communication programs, merger/acquisitions and assistance in raising early stage funding. Mr. Powers is also an Executive in Residence at the Open Technology Business Center, a leading incubator in Oregon, Chair of the Portland Angel Network, and an active angel investor.

With more than 35 years experience in sales, marketing, general management and business development, Mr. Powers is well equipped to provide a wide range of assistance to early stage and mid-market companies.

Please Register for this event.

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Thursday
Jun 24, 2010
OEN SwapMeet: June
Someday Lounge

Drop by the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who help them both grow. As the Oregon economy continues to develop, there will be more and more opportunity to work with, work for, or start new companies in growing industries. SwapMeet is a great way to get connected to the people making it all happen. There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour!

Don't miss the pre-event: Interested in learning about how to leverage your OEN membership? Arrive early at Backspace. At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN member orientation [link to that event] where current OEN members will share some tips about getting the most out of your OEN membership. You also will meet some OEN staff and get an overview of the organization and it programs. Please register for both events.

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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

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Saturday
Jul 17, 2010
Community Leadership Summit 2010
through

The Community Leadership Summit 2010 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.

The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2010 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.

The event is entirely free but requires pre-registration. Go and register here.

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Sunday
Oct 3, 2010
Daybreak Cohousing Social and Site Tour
Daybreak Cohousing

Nurturing a rich and vibrant social fabric...

We still have some homes available and are seeking additional members. Are you interested in joining Daybreak or do you want to learn more about us and cohousing? We hold regular socials to introduce you to our growing community. We value and enjoy the opportunity to get together with each other and with you. Socials are scheduled twice a month, the first Sunday and the third Thursday of the month.

Come socialize with us in our Common House! We are interested in meeting you and having you get to know us a little bit too. In addition, we'll have short tours to view the property, the Common House and some of the homes. We still have some homes available.

To honor our privacy, we request that everyone remain in the main part of the Common House area in which the social is being held or with your tour guide.

The site is accessible for wheelchairs either by using the elevator on the Delaware Ave. entrance or up the entrance ramp at Killingsworth to our 'ground level' (the grade of the ramp does not match ADA requirements, but it is close and should not present a problem).

Our address is 2525 N. Killingsworth St. The entrance is on Killingsworth between N. Delaware and N. Wilbur. Take the Yellow line MAX to the Killingsworth station. Or take the #72 Killingsworth or #35 Greeley bus.

Want to find out more about Daybreak before then? Please contact Ken at [email protected] or call him at 503-310-7044.

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Thursday
Oct 21, 2010
Daybreak Cohousing Social and Site Tour
Daybreak Cohousing

Nurturing a rich and vibrant social fabric...

We still have some homes available and are seeking additional members. Are you interested in joining Daybreak or do you want to learn more about us and cohousing? We hold regular socials to introduce you to our growing community. We value and enjoy the opportunity to get together with each other and with you. Socials are scheduled twice a month, the first Sunday and the third Thursday of the month.

Come socialize with us in our Common House! We are interested in meeting you and having you get to know us a little bit too. In addition, we'll have short tours to view the property, the Common House and some of the homes. We still have some homes available.

To honor our privacy, we request that everyone remain in the main part of the Common House area in which the social is being held or with your tour guide.

The site is accessible for wheelchairs either by using the elevator on the Delaware Ave. entrance or up the entrance ramp at Killingsworth to our 'ground level' (the grade of the ramp does not match ADA requirements, but it is close and should not present a problem).

Our address is 2525 N. Killingsworth St. The entrance is on Killingsworth between N. Delaware and N. Wilbur. Take the Yellow line MAX to the Killingsworth station. Or take the #72 Killingsworth or #35 Greeley bus.

Want to find out more about Daybreak before then? Please contact Ken at [email protected] or call him at 503-310-7044.

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Tuesday
Feb 22, 2011
Galois tech talk: Engineers Without Borders
Galois, Inc

Presented by Rachel Lanigan.

Engineers Without Borders USA is a fast-growing national non-profit impacting developing communities around the world. EWB provides an opportunity for engineering students and professionals to use their skills to develop sustainable, appropriate technologies for specific applications, to help meet the basic needs of people. Our programs typically start with a focus on providing water and sanitation, but often move into other areas depending on the needs of the people. There is a role for everyone at EWB, from engineers to public health professionals. Rachel will give a background on EWB, our local chapter, and how to get involved.

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Wednesday
Apr 27, 2011
Free Yoga for Tech Folk
AboutUs

Relieve those aching shoulders, improve your posture and clear your brain! Yoga is great for those of us who use computers all day long. Come to AboutUs and enjoy an hour of stretching, breathing, balancing and building strength with Rebecca Blain, our company yoga teacher.

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Wednesday
May 4, 2011
Free Yoga for Tech Folk
AboutUs

Relieve those aching shoulders, improve your posture and clear your brain! Yoga is great for those of us who use computers all day long. Come to AboutUs and enjoy an hour of stretching, breathing, balancing and building strength with Rebecca Blain, our company yoga teacher.

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Saturday
Jul 23, 2011
Community Leadership Summit 2011
through Oregon Convention Center

The Community Leadership Summit 2011 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.

The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2010 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.

The event is entirely free but requires pre-registration. Go and register here.

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Tuesday
Jul 26, 2011
Using the Cloud- PDXTech4Good Meetup
Mercy Corps Action Center

Join the PDXTech4Good crowd as we cover the basics of what "The Cloud" actually is! Steven Skoczen, Co-Founder of GoodCloud, a cloud-based service for nonprofits, will present on the opportunity of the Cloud, with a full Q&A after. Delicious complementary snacks and beverages provided by Foster & Dobbs.

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Wednesday
Aug 3, 2011
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Aug 10, 2011
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
World Cup Coffee

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Tuesday
Sep 13, 2011
Free! Yoga for the Deskbound
AboutUs

Feeling stiff and stressed? Come stretch and relax with us! Teacher Becca Blain tailors her instruction to whoever's in class that day, and helps you work the kinks out. Wear anything comfortable; mats provided. And it's FREE.

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Wednesday
Oct 5, 2011
Free Yoga for PDX Techies
AboutUs

Backs and necks suffer when you spend all day in front of a computer. Come to AboutUs for stretching and strengthening exercises taught by our wonderful yoga teacher, Rebecca Blain. We're a friendly group!

Beginners and experienced yogis equally welcome - Rebecca tailors the class to each individual's needs. Mats provided.

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Monday
Oct 10, 2011
Stumptown Syndicate Open House
Collective Agency

The Syndicate has a lot going on this Fall and we want to tell you all about it! Come by Collective Agency on Monday, October 10th from 4-7pm to enjoy some refreshments and hear what we have to say.

We'll do a short presentation around 5:30pm and will cover the following:

  • Our mission, strategic initiatives and how you can help
  • Progress on events like Ignite Portland, BarCamp Portland, Open Source Bridge and others
  • Volunteer needs and opportunities

Board Members will be on hand to answer your questions.

See you there! -Stumptown Syndicate

Self organizing groups for the win!

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Wednesday
Oct 19, 2011
Free Yoga for PDX Techies
AboutUs

Aching shoulders? Sore back? Computers will do that to you. Come stretch and strengthen with AboutUs and our yoga teacher, Becca Blain. Enjoy hands-on help and individualized instruction in a friendly, relaxed setting. Beginners, occasional practitioners and dedicated yogaphiles all welcome. Mats provided.

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
Free Yoga for PDX Techies
AboutUs

Aching shoulders? Sore back? Computers will do that to you. Come stretch and strengthen with AboutUs and our yoga teacher, Becca Blain. Enjoy hands-on help and individualized instruction in a friendly, relaxed setting. Beginners, occasional practitioners and dedicated yogaphiles all welcome. Mats provided.

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Wednesday
Nov 2, 2011
Free Yoga for PDX Techies
AboutUs

Aching shoulders? Sore back? Computers will do that to you. Come stretch and strengthen with AboutUs and our yoga teacher, Becca Blain. Enjoy hands-on help and individualized instruction in a friendly, relaxed setting. Beginners, occasional practitioners and dedicated yogaphiles all welcome. Mats provided.

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Tuesday
Dec 13, 2011
PDX Tech4Good Holiday Gathering
Mercy Corps Action Center

Join us to rub elbows with nonprofits & social good businesses who want to use technology to make Portland a better place to live!

We'll be talking about what types of meetups we want to have in 2012 and we'll also be raffling off some great prizes!

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Wednesday
Mar 14, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Overlook Tap Room

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Mar 21, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Beulahland

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Mar 28, 2012
Personal Telco Project Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Monthly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Our monthly meetings are usually slightly bigger than weeklies; everyone is welcome, come to learn, teach, and play!

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Wednesday
Apr 4, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Beulahland

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Apr 11, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Slabtown

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Apr 18, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Anna Bannanas Alberta

Weekly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Weeklies tend to be very quiet and casual, but all are welcome!

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Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
Personal Telco Project Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Monthly meeting of the Personal Telco Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon dedicated to the idea that people have a central role in how their networks are operated.

Our monthly meetings are usually slightly bigger than weeklies; everyone is welcome, come to learn, teach, and play!

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Wednesday
May 2, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Cheese Bar

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

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Wednesday
May 9, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Cascade Brewing Barrel House

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

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Wednesday
May 23, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Funhouse Lounge

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

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Wednesday
May 30, 2012
Personal Telco Project Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

Our monthly meetings are usually slightly bigger than weeklies; everyone is welcome, come to learn, teach, and play!

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Wednesday
Jun 6, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Beulahland

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

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Wednesday
Jun 13, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Lardo

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

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Wednesday
Jun 20, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Slabtown

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

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Wednesday
Jun 27, 2012
Personal Telco Project Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

Our monthly meetings are usually slightly bigger than weeklies; everyone is welcome, come to learn, teach, and play!

Website
Saturday
Jul 14, 2012
Community Leadership Summit
through Oregon Convention Center

The Community Leadership Summit 2012 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.

The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2012 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.

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Wednesday
Jul 25, 2012
Personal Telco Project Annual Members Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

Our annual members meeting happens in place of the monthly meeting in July every year. This year, we are holding an election for two positions on the board of directors. Only members may vote. Check out the website for details.

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Wednesday
Aug 8, 2012
Personal Telco Project Weekly Meeting
Suzette Creperie

Personal Telco is a collection of individuals, businesses, and organizations who share -- or plan to share -- internet connectivity rather than hoard it. It's also a group of volunteers who want this network to grow. We believe internet access should be available, fair, and uncensored. Personal Telco Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in PDX.

Whether you're a technology wizard or technically incompetent, volunteering with us is a great way to learn something new, enjoy teaching others, or use your skills to do something useful!

More info at https://personaltelco.net/wiki/PersonalTelco

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Wednesday
Nov 28, 2012
Collective Agency Open House
Collective Agency

Every last Wednesday of the month, Collective Agency has an open house, and everyone is welcome. Come by anytime 9-5, get lots of work done, and meet us!

We will be having our regular Wednesday Lightning Talks 2:00 - 2:30pm when two or three people here will give short presentations on something they are working on.

We have a lot of passionate, interesting, and interested people here, so these casual brief presentations and conversations are always very interesting.

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Tuesday
Dec 4, 2012
Galois tech talk: Computers and privacy, ACLU of Oregon discusses their 2013 agenda
Galois, Inc

Presented by Becky Straus.

Abstract: Efforts at the federal level to pass laws like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) have attracted widespread attention and criticism, and rightly so. But Washington, D.C. is far from the only place that officials are making decisions that impact the privacy and free speech rights. State and local officials are jumping into the fray as well, passing laws or creating policies that have immediate impact without the spotlight that accompanies federal action. The fact is that privacy laws have failed to keep up with emerging technologies. This presentation will survey several areas where state and local officials in Oregon have recently been active, including reviewing policies on automated license plate recognition, surveillance cameras, and use of domestic drones. We will discuss how the ACLU of Oregon has been involved and what is on our agenda for the upcoming 2013 state legislative session.

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Saturday
Jan 19, 2013
Study Group: Worker-Owned Cooperatives
Metanoia Peace Community Website
Thursday
Feb 21, 2013
PortlandWiki Revival
Pearl Whole Foods Annex

We're starting up a regular PortlandWiki meetup again, so join us!

Did you know Portland has a city-specific wiki that anyone can contribute to? We want your help and knowledge!

No experience with Wikipedia or any other wiki is necessary to join the meetup, and everyone is welcome.

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
OSBridge Proposal Workshop (with PDX Weekly Hackathon)
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Members of the Open Source Bridge planning committee will be on hand to encourage and help people work on their speaker proposal submissions. Come with questions about tracks or previous content and we'll answer them.

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Thursday
Mar 14, 2013
PortlandWiki Revival Meetup
Pearl Whole Foods Annex

We're going to be editing and adding to the PortlandWiki, so come on down and join us!

The PortlandWiki contributors need your help documenting more of the unique locales, people, art, businesses, organizations, parks, and any other memorable things you can think of that keep Portland weird.

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Thursday
Mar 21, 2013
OSBridge Proposal Workshop 2 (with PDX Weekly Hackathon)
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

We're holding a get together to help people work on their Open Source Bridge speaker proposals. Come join us and we can help answer any questions you have about tracks, past topics, or the conference in general.

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Thursday
Apr 18, 2013
PortlandWiki Revival Meetup
Three Friends Coffee House

We're going to be editing and adding to the PortlandWiki, so come on down and join us!

The PortlandWiki contributors need your help documenting more of the unique locales, people, art, businesses, organizations, parks, and any other memorable things you can think of that keep Portland weird.

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Friday
May 3, 2013
Pixel Arts Screening & Indie Game Tournament
5th Avenue Cinema

Join Pixel Arts Game Education in a celebration of its volunteers, milestones, and community!

We will be hosting a free screening of Indie Game: The Movie, followed by a short intermission and tournaments for Samurai Gunn, Super Hexagon, and BLOODBALL. Winners in each of these indie game tournaments will receive prizes!

This event is free, all ages, and open to the public. Film and games are not rated.

"Pixel Arts is a non-profit association that open sources social change through videogames. By creating safe environments and resources for youth and adults invested in maker culture and videogames, we serve the belief that shared creation and education provides value to our community."

We will be announcing our first game camp for July 2013 at Portland Youth Builders and our maker program map to build STEM partnerships with educators, researchers, and community partners.

For more information about Pixel Arts and its services, community, and volunteer opportunities, visit http://pixelartspdx.wikispaces.com/!

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Wednesday
Jun 26, 2013
WikiWednesday with PortlandWiki
Three Friends Coffee House

Come edit and add to PortlandWiki! Share your knowledge of the culture, politics, and history of Portland.

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Saturday
Jul 20, 2013
Community Leadership Summit
through Oregon Convention Center

The Community Leadership Summit 2013 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.

The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2013 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.

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Wednesday
Aug 21, 2013
LibrePDX: Kickoff Event
Desk Frog HQ2

We're happy to announce that there's a new user group in Portland that's dedicated to increasing visibility, promotion and interconnectedness of the local open-source movement and participants thereof. This group is not limited to software and encourages participation of anyone from musicians to government planners. Please read the mission statement on our website: http://librepdx.org/

Our kickoff event is to bring together people who are interested in taking an active role within the group, particularly people who are stoked about our mission and want to help network with others in the community. If you cannot physically attend, we encourage you to participate via our Etherpad for part or all of the event: https://notes.typo3.org/p/LibrePDX_Website

2-5 pm: Software/website-focused hacking and resource collection

5-7 pm: Main event, brainstorming, next steps

7-* pm: Beer and article writing for publication @ Tugboat (711 SW Ankeny St) ...what could possibly go wrong

If you have any questions regarding venue or mission, please contact Daniel @ 503-453-7535 or [email protected].

If you didn't read the website...

LibrePDX is a community with the common belief that great things are achieved through cooperation, accessibility and a strong supporting foundation. We believe that the open-source movement embodies these characteristics and helps strengthen some of the most positive qualities of a functioning society.

LibrePDX is a flat, non-legal do-ocracy focused around increasing visibility and connectedness of all things relating to the open-source model of development and community building. If you have a idea, share it! If you can do something, do it! If someone has your idea, join them! You can't fail if you volunteer, you can only learn.

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AgilePDX Evening: Shape the Future
Puppet

Who: YOU and all members of the local active Agile community (i.e., anyone who's doing any form of Agile - or wishes they could)

What: We invite you to join us in looking at future opportunities for AgilePDX.

When: On our regular meeting date, 3rd Wednesday, August 21

Why: Because "self-organizing" "collaborative" "responding to change"

How: Alicia Lanier (our facilitator) will help us stay on track as we take a couple of hours to look at:

  • our draft Purpose and how it influences our decisions

  • where we are now and how we got here (3+ meetings at different days, times of day, and geographic locations!)

  • what that tells us about where we'd like to be

  • what next steps will help us get there

Not one of our usual meetings, but more of an AgilePDX-wide retrospective and continuous improvement event. Please join us in service to the local Agile community. AgilePDX can be the best user group EVER!

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Wednesday
Aug 28, 2013
Collective Agency Monthly Open House & Potluck
Collective Agency

Wednesday, August 28th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

Community Mission Statement:

"Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch--- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!) • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise) • 5pm - end of open house

The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access, and you can come try us out for a week if you’re considering membership to get a feel for the place and the people that work here. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

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Friday
Sep 20, 2013
Global PechaKucha Night: 6 talks.20 slides/each.20 seconds/slide FREE drinks
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

FREE Event! PechaKucha Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pechakuchapdx Twitter: https://twitter.com/PechaKuchaPDX

1 Night. 100 Cities. 1000 Presentations Pecha Kucha Night returns to Portland for a single night, the global PechaKucha night is coming together to celebrate each city's 'hidden heroes.' All of the events will also connect online through a global Google Hangouts chat that will run as a wave around the world for over 20 hours.

Maris Jameson | Amelia Blakeman | Melissa Delzio | Sarah Margolis-Pineo | Amy Dubin | Gia Goodrich

Spread the word and the love.

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Thursday
Sep 26, 2013
Community Leadership Meetup
Puppet

We will be meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month at Puppet Labs.

Join the Community Leadership Meetup group if you want to get notified about future meetups.

Agenda for September 26:

  • 6:30: Welcome and introductions
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Dawn Foster - What Science Fiction Can Teach us about building communities
  • 7:45 - 8:00: Brainstorming ideas for future agenda items.
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Friday
Sep 27, 2013
Stumptown Syndicate Happy Hour
Temboo / NXT Studios

Stumptown Syndicate, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit that oversees events like WhereCamp Portland, Ignite Portland, BarCamp Portland, and Open Source Bridge, is having a Happy Hour gathering to bring together Portland's ever-growing tech community. Join us for drinks and food and stay for WhereCamp's kickoff party that starts at 6 p.m.

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Tuesday
Oct 22, 2013
Galois Tech Talk: Programming Diversity
Galois, Inc

presented by: Ashe Dryden

abstract: It's been scientifically proven that more diverse communities and workplaces create better products and the solutions to difficult problems are more complete and diverse themselves. Companies are struggling to find adequate talent. So why do we see so few women, people of color, and LGBTQ people at our events and on the about pages of our websites? Even more curiously, why do 60% of women leave the tech industry within 10 years? Why are fewer women choosing to pursue computer science and related degrees than ever before? Why have stories of active discouragement, dismissal, harassment, or worse become regular news?

In this talk we’ll examine the causes behind the lack of diversity in our communities, events, and workplaces. We’ll discuss what we can do as community members, event organizers, and co-workers to not only combat this problem, but to encourage positive change by contributing to an atmosphere of inclusivity.

bio: Ashe Dryden is an indie ruby developer living in Madison, WI. She's been involved with the web in some form or another over the course of the past 12 years. Ashe is an outspoken educator for diversity, inclusiveness, and empathy. She's currently writing a book on increasing diversity within companies, as well as working on a video series and site to serve as a resource to people who want to get involved. When she isn't discussing technology or it’s intersection with culture, she's cycling, tweeting, playing board games, debating the social implications of Star Trek episodes, being that awkward girl at the party, and waiting for her next burrito fix.

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Thursday
Oct 24, 2013
Community Leadership Meetup
Puppet

We will be meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month at Puppet Labs.

Join the Community Leadership Meetup group if you want to get notified about future meetups.

Agenda for October 24:

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Welcome and introductions
  • 7:00 - 7:45: Events and Community: Cami Kaos (Automattic / WordPress)
  • 7:45 - 8:00: Brainstorm future agenda topics.
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Monday
Nov 18, 2013
Hacking Social Impact Unconference - Portland
through MercyCorps & Eliot Center

This November, the Social Venture Society will host the second Hacking Social Impact unconference, a collaborative and educational event addressing impact investment and social entrepreneurship. As in 2012, the two-day event will feature hands-on workshop, interactive discussion sessions, and networking.

Participants will not only have the opportunity to bring their ideas to the table, but to engage in direct, powerful and informal discussions on the topics which will shape the socially-driven entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist.

An unconference is a participant-driven meeting, popular among technology and social media-influenced communities, in which information sharing is collaborative and dynamic.

Last year, we had a tremendous experience hosting impact community members and learning with and from folks from Ecotrust, Immix Law, Springboard Innovation, B Labs, Grameen Foundation, Mercy Corps Micro Mentor, p:ear, PSU Impact Entrepreneurs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Social Venture Partners, Startup America, and many more.

Schedule & Details:

On Monday night (5:30 - 8:00), we will have a kickoff reception at MercyCoprs.

Tuesday will be a full day of sessions, workshops, connecting, discussing, and hacking, held at the Eliot Center from 9:00-5:00.

For more details and updates, visit http://socialventuresociety.org/unconference/.

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Thursday
Jan 2, 2014
Clojerks 2014 Planning Meeting
Puppet

We'll be talking about high-level goals for 2014, and coming up with a list of: - topics on which we can present to each other - topics/technologies around which to build hack nights/days - speakers we'd like to raise funds to invite to Portland

If you're a Clojure/Lisp vet, it'd be great to have your insight on expert topics. If you're new to the ecosystem, we want to hear about what areas your interests revolve around to best cater to the local community.

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Saturday
Jan 18, 2014
Collective Agency Third Saturdays 9am to 5pm
Collective Agency

Collective Agency staff are trying an experiment: additional to everything else we have, we’ll be staffed on the Third Saturday of the month, 9am-5pm (this coming Saturday January 18th, and next month February 15th).

The reason why is for Collective Agency to be open for tours (and work here for a day) for people who wouldn’t be available during the week and would like to try membership.

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Wednesday
Feb 26, 2014
Collective Agency Monthly Open House & Potluck
Collective Agency

Wednesday, February 26th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

Community Mission Statement:

"Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

Schedule (come when you like):

• 9am – open

• 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch--- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

• 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise)

• 5pm - end of open house

The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have around 50 members and room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/746867448659776/

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Thursday
Mar 13, 2014
RolodexPDX Turns One: Celebrate Entrepreneurial Networking
Moxie Studio

RolodexPDX’s next event will feature speakers Shashi Jain, Jeff Martens and Special Guest Speaker Marco Salazar de Leon.

Shashi and Jeff, with their years of experience with entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial ventures, will share inside stories, advice about cautionary tales aimed at empowering, educating and inspiring attendees.

Marco, who is flying all the way up from San Diego to celebrate with us, is an expert in community management and online engagement. He will share tips, key concepts and implementable take-aways about leveraging your existing network and how to build an essential team and tribe around you and your projects.

Plus, it’s a birthday celebration… so there will be cake!

The overall formula is simple: Three short and engaging talks giving by speakers who share their wisdom with the crowd of entrepreneurs, makers, techies, business folks, investors, coaches, and go-getters. After that, the group splits into smaller circles for a quick master mind session geared at authentic connection. Then the crowd rejoins for munching on food and great networking that is actually effective and fun.

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Wednesday
Mar 26, 2014
Collective Agency Monthly Open House & Potluck
Collective Agency

Wednesday, March 26th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

Community Mission Statement:

"Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

Schedule (come when you like):

• 9am – open

• 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch--- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

• 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise)

• 5pm - end of open house

The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have around 50 members and room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/692952134076855/?source=1

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Wednesday
Apr 23, 2014
Community Leadership Meetup
Puppet

Join the Community Leadership Meetup group if you want to get notified about future meetups.

Agenda for April:

  • 6:00 - 6:30 -- Welcome and introductions
  • 6:30 - 7:00 -- Mara Zepeda (co-founder of Switchboard) will talk about Switchboard, a startup for communities. Plus, she threatens to pick your brains!
  • 7:00 - 7:30 -- Discussion; brainstorm future agenda topics.

We understand that no everyone can make it from work to a meetup by 6pm, so please keep in mind that presentations don't start until 6:30, and you're welcome to drop by at any point during the meeting. We're a small, informal group!

Interested in giving a short talk or presentation on a topic related to community management? Email [email protected]. We meet most months and are always looking for speakers.

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Thursday
Apr 24, 2014
Community Leadership Meetup
Puppet

Join the Community Leadership Meetup group if you want to get notified about future meetups.

Agenda for April:

  • 6:00 - 6:30 -- Welcome and introductions
  • 6:30 - 7:00 -- Mara Zepeda (co-founder of Switchboard) will talk about Switchboard, a startup for communities. Plus, she threatens to pick your brains!
  • 7:00 - 7:30 -- Discussion; brainstorm future agenda topics.

We understand that no everyone can make it from work to a meetup by 6pm, so please keep in mind that presentations don't start until 6:30, and you're welcome to drop by at any point during the meeting. We're a small, informal group!

Interested in giving a short talk or presentation on a topic related to community management? Email [email protected]. We meet most months and are always looking for speakers.

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Wednesday
Apr 30, 2014
Open House & Potluck at Collective Agency
Collective Agency

Wednesday, April 30th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

Community Mission Statement:

"Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch --- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!) • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise) • 5pm - end of open house

The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have almost 60 members, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/632633636830053/

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Sunday
May 18, 2014
Hatch: Soup
Hatch

Hatch, a co-working and incubator space for social entrepreneurs, is hosting Soup, a quarterly dinner to fund projects that benefit your community.

Have a good idea or know someone who does? Apply online by April 30th.

Want to eat some soup with your friends and support good ideas? Attend the event on May 18th. $20 pre-sales, $25 at the door.

More info at www.hatchthefuture.org/programs/hatch-soup. Send questions to [email protected].

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Wednesday
May 28, 2014
Open House & Potluck at Collective Agency
Collective Agency

Wednesday May 28th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

Community Mission Statement:

"Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

Schedule (come when you like): • 9am – open • 12pm - potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch --- It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!) • 2-2:30pm - Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they're passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise. A member will share a short film he's made, and we'll have yoga/stretching.) • 5pm - end of open house

The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have around 60 members and 3 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

Community guidelines: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/712192602170264/

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Wednesday
Jun 25, 2014
Open House & Potluck Lunch at Collective Agency
Collective Agency

Wednesday June 25th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

Community Mission Statement:

“Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!”

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/306065929569418/

Schedule (come when you like):

• 9am – open

• 12pm – potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch — It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

• 2-2:30pm – Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they’re passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise, to be followed by light yoga/stretching.)

• 5pm – end of open house

The open house is for everybody who’d like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you’re interested in membership; it’s a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have around 60 members and 3 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

Community Guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

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Wednesday
Jul 30, 2014
July 2014 Open House & Potluck Lunch at Collective Agency
Collective Agency

Wednesday July 30th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House, and join us for a potluck lunch!

Community Mission Statement:

“Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!”

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481236122120319/

Schedule (come when you like):

• 9am – open

• 12pm – potluck lunch here on the sofas (Best to come before lunch — It’s great if you do bring food, but it’s fine not to, also!)

• 2-2:30pm – Lightning Talks (like TED Talks, members talk for 2-8 minutes about something they’re passionate about and committed to, whether work or otherwise, to be followed by light yoga/stretching.)

• 5pm – end of open house

The open house is for everybody who’d like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you’re interested in membership; it’s a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have around 60 members and 3 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

Community Guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

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Wednesday
Aug 27, 2014
August Open House
Collective Agency

Wednesday August 27th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House! http://collectiveagency.co/

Community Mission Statement:

"Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/745447115512749/

Schedule (come when you like): • 9am - Open

• 12pm - Lunch from the local food carts. Arrive before noon to join us.

• 2-2:30pm - Optional Member Meeting - for members to share updates/events, goals, and questions/suggestions, and to get feedback from other members if there are things they'd like to organize here. We love having a variety of events, groups and activities here and want more of that.

• 5pm - End of Open House

The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access. We have just over 60 members and 2 staff, with room to grow to around 100 members. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

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Thursday
Aug 28, 2014
Community Leadership Meetup
Puppet

Join the Community Leadership Meetup group if you want to get notified about future meetups.

This is a meetup for community managers and leaders who are interested in discussions related to nurturing and running online communities. We will be meeting on the fourth Thursday of most months at Puppet Labs!

Agenda:

  • 6:00 - 6:30 -- Welcome and introductions
  • 6:30 - 7:00 -- Aaron Wolf will talk about setting the best foundations when building a new community (specifically the innovations and challenges in the ongoing progress toward launching Snowdrift.coop)
  • 7:00 - 7:30 -- Discussion; brainstorm future agenda topics.

We understand that not everyone can make it from work to a meetup by 6pm, so please keep in mind that presentations don't start until 6:30, and you're welcome to drop by at any point during the meeting. We're a small, informal group!

Next month, John Smith will be covering a series of cases on “what to do in between the big event,” so if you're interested in putting forward examples or ideas for that, let John know at this month's meeting.

Interested in giving a short talk or presentation on a topic related to community management? Email [email protected]. We meet most months and are always looking for speakers.

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Wednesday
Sep 24, 2014
September Open House at Collective Agency
Collective Agency

Wednesday September 24th, 9am to 5pm, come and work at Collective Agency during our Open House! http://collectiveagency.co/

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/705211839547045/

Community Mission Statement:

"Collective Agency is a cozy place to work alongside people doing work they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!"

Schedule (come when you like):

• 9am - Open • 12pm - Some of us will get lunch from the local food carts. • 12:30pm Most of us will eat on the sofas in the big loft room. • 2-2:30pm - Optional Member Meeting - for members to organize upcoming events for the community, suggest new ideas and continue to guide our collective agency. Visitors can sit in. • 5pm - End of Open House

The open house is for everybody who'd like to work here for the day, regardless of whether or not you're interested in membership; it's a good day to work with friends.

Members have 24/7 access.

Often people try us out and become members before the end of the day, then get to stay after 5pm for 24/7 access with a key fob, alarm code and tour, locker storage, etc. http://collectiveagency.co/membership/

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Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
Code Fellows Portland Expansion Info Session
The Addo Building

Come meet staff, ask questions, and find out more about our classes, curriculum, and dreams for Code Fellows Portland.

RSVP today and join us on October 9th.

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Saturday
Jan 31, 2015
"Girl Rising" at Intel
Intel Hawthorne Farms Building 3 (HF3), Auditorium

Did you ever think you could change the world by pursuing your dreams? But how do you get there and reach your full potential? What does education have to do with all of this? Women can transform their lives by jumping in and getting involved in their dreams. At this event, you’ll see an inspiring movie called Girl Rising.

Want to understand the basics behind all the cool gadgets we use every day? It all starts with circuits! And we’ll have a fun activity for beginners.

What is this event? It’s a combination movie showing and hands-on activity. It’s a chance for high school girls to meet women in technology and a chance for women in technology to be inspired by high school girls!

Who's invited? We’re excited to have an Intel WIN and ChickTech event! If you identify with any of the following, we’d love to have you:

Current and past ChickTech: High School participants Current and past ChickTech volunteers ChickTech supporters Intel WIN members Women in tech and ChickTech supporters

Why should you come? It’s free! There will be snacks.

But seriously, this is an event to watch and reflect on women’s empowerment in tech by watching Girl Rising. We’ll also have an educational (and fun, we promise!) hands-on activity and create your very own circuit.

If you’re a ChickTech: High School participant, we’ll do our best to provide transportation to the event, free of charge.

Who’s hosting?

Intel WIN (Women in Intel Network) Oregon will be co-hosting this event with ChickTech.

Public Transportation HF3 is a 7 minute walk from the Hawthorn Farm MAX Station on the blue line and 4 minutes from the nearest bus stops on Cornell Rd on route 48.

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Tuesday
Mar 3, 2015
Tech Community Open House: PDC's 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
Uncorked Studios

The Portland Development Commission (PDC) is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan to set the agency’s course of action over the next five years and we’d like your input. Come learn about how this plan addresses Portland's economic future as it relates to the tech, design, and startup community.

Join us for an open house to discuss the 50% Draft PDC Strategic Plan with PDC staff and the tech, design, & startup community.

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Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

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Saturday
Mar 7, 2015
Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop
Friends of Occupy Portland

Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop

This three-hour, participatory workshop equips volunteer coordinators, community organizers, neighborhood leaders, event organizers, and activist leaders in the art and science of volunteer engagement and volunteer management, born of 15 years of extensive experiences as a volunteer and organizational leader in very diverse settings.

Registration is required (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1346943) and each session is limited to 12 attendees.

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Saturday
Mar 14, 2015
Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop
Friends of Occupy Portland

Art and Science of Volunteer Management workshop

This three-hour, participatory workshop equips volunteer coordinators, community organizers, neighborhood leaders, event organizers, and activist leaders in the art and science of volunteer engagement and volunteer management, born of 15 years of extensive experiences as a volunteer and organizational leader in very diverse settings.

Registration is required (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1346943) and each session is limited to 12 attendees.

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Tuesday
Apr 7, 2015
Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

Tuesday
May 5, 2015
Beer and Blog Redux!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Come hang out with old and new friends alike at a reprise of the event that brought so many of us together! Come to a special Beer and Blog back at the place where it all began: Green Dragon! We'll be out back in the patio area.

Haven't been to a Beer and Blog before? It's easy - if you're part of the Portland tech community (or new the Portland) and would like to meet some new people, come on over! Especially if you like beers and blogs!

Tuesday
Jun 2, 2015
Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

Tuesday
Jul 7, 2015
Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

Friday
Aug 7, 2015
Beer and Blog Summer Reunion!
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Come hang out for a special Beer and Blog Summer Reunion, Friday, August 7th at the Green Dragon! We'll be out on the back patio, drinking beer, talking PDX tech, and welcoming old friends and new. Join us!

Wednesday
Sep 30, 2015
ChickTech's Scrum Workshop
DeskHub

Come to ChickTech’s Scrum Workshop to get a refresher or an introduction to the world of Scrum. For two Wednesday evenings in a row, you will go through the core aspects of the Scrum Framework. This includes why Scrum works, the key players on each Scrum team, and how product development occurs within Scrum.

Registration for this event includes both workshop sessions. You can register for the event via Eventbrite.

Scrum is an agile way to manage a project, usually software development. Agile software development with Scrum is often perceived as a methodology; but rather than viewing Scrum as methodology, think of it as a framework for managing a process. -Mountain Goat Software

The Instructor: Austin Richter, Scrum Master Austin, a Certified Scrum Master, has been working within the Scrum Framework for two years. Before that he worked as Project Coordinator on a team that was transitioning from a Waterfall approach to Scrum.

Session 1, September 30th: Introduction to Scrum and Building a Backlog The first session will offer an overview/refresher of the Scrum Framework. In this workshop we will explore the differences betwen a Waterfall approach and the Scrum Framework. This will highlight the importance of feedback to a team. We will demonstrate these concepts by constructing a bridge and building backlogs. During the building a backlog activity we will explore the three roles on the Scrum Team.

Session 2, October 7th: Sprint Simulation In this workshop you will build something for a customer using the Scrum process. Through this exercise you will go through each step of the Scrum process and produce the necessary artifacts to be successful in a given Sprint. From building a task board to demonstrating your product to the stakeholders, you will be immersed into the scrum process during the Sprint Simulation.

By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of Scrum.

Part of ChickTech’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who wants to practice the Scrum workflow to register for this event!

Dates: September 30th and October 7th

Time: Doors open at 5:30pm and close around 8:30pm. The sessions will run 6-8pm

Location: DeskHub 334 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Registration pays for dinner both evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount left over supports ChickTech: High School.

A big thank you to our event location provider, DeskHub!

ChickTech: Career events are open to all genders with a focus on women.

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Wednesday
Oct 7, 2015
ChickTech's Scrum Workshop
DeskHub

Come to ChickTech’s Scrum Workshop to get a refresher or an introduction to the world of Scrum. For two Wednesday evenings in a row, you will go through the core aspects of the Scrum Framework. This includes why Scrum works, the key players on each Scrum team, and how product development occurs within Scrum.

Registration for this event includes both workshop sessions. You can register for the event via Eventbrite.

Scrum is an agile way to manage a project, usually software development. Agile software development with Scrum is often perceived as a methodology; but rather than viewing Scrum as methodology, think of it as a framework for managing a process. -Mountain Goat Software

The Instructor: Austin Richter, Scrum Master Austin, a Certified Scrum Master, has been working within the Scrum Framework for two years. Before that he worked as Project Coordinator on a team that was transitioning from a Waterfall approach to Scrum.

Session 1, September 30th: Introduction to Scrum and Building a Backlog The first session will offer an overview/refresher of the Scrum Framework. In this workshop we will explore the differences betwen a Waterfall approach and the Scrum Framework. This will highlight the importance of feedback to a team. We will demonstrate these concepts by constructing a bridge and building backlogs. During the building a backlog activity we will explore the three roles on the Scrum Team.

Session 2, October 7th: Sprint Simulation In this workshop you will build something for a customer using the Scrum process. Through this exercise you will go through each step of the Scrum process and produce the necessary artifacts to be successful in a given Sprint. From building a task board to demonstrating your product to the stakeholders, you will be immersed into the scrum process during the Sprint Simulation.

By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of Scrum.

Part of ChickTech’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who wants to practice the Scrum workflow to register for this event!

Dates: September 30th and October 7th

Time: Doors open at 5:30pm and close around 8:30pm. The sessions will run 6-8pm

Location: DeskHub 334 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

Registration pays for dinner both evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount left over supports ChickTech: High School.

A big thank you to our event location provider, DeskHub!

ChickTech: Career events are open to all genders with a focus on women.

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Forge October Happy Hour
Forge Portland

Register here for free beer! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-october-forge-happy-hour-tickets-19152551798

Fall has arrived and it's time to celebrate - register now for Forge's October Happy Hour! Beginning at 5pm, Forge Portland coworking space will be filled with musical notes from Brutha Bob arranged by Portland Radio Project and beer provided by Hopworks Urban Brewery, a local certified B Corp. Forge Portland is again excited to host the Portland creative & entrepeneur community for a couple of hours of drinks, live music, and the opportunity to connect with inspiring people. Members of Forge Portland will be in attendance, so for those of you who are members, or would like to be, this is an especially great opportunity to meet awesome people doing awesome things in Portland!

We need a headcount for drinks and snacks, so be sure to register!

See you soon, Forge Portland

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Thursday
Nov 26, 2015
Proper Thanksgiving Feast
Celebration Tabernacle

Kenton’s favorite Thanksgiving event is back! Join us for the 2015 Proper Thanksgiving Feast this Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015, 12:00-4:00 pm. This FREE Thanksgiving community dinner is open to everyone.

We’re pleased to partner with Po’Shines Cafe de la Soul to offer a fresh, high-quality menu featuring traditional Thanksgiving favorites and innovative new dishes. Join us this Thanksgiving, and we think you’ll want to make Proper part of your Thanksgiving tradition, too. All are welcome.

The Proper Thanksgiving Feast features music, entertainment, kids’ activities, an inclusive community experience, and great food. We offer vegetarian options, too. Hosted in a wheelchair-accessible space.

The Thanksgiving feast is held at Celebration Tabernacle, 8131 N Denver Ave. (at Kilpatrick St.), Portland, OR, 97217. Join us anytime between noon and 4:00 pm.

We still have room for more entertainers and volunteers! Please contact us if you are interested in performing or volunteering with us.

The mission of Proper USA is to unite community across all lines. That means the Proper Thanksgiving Feast is a safe space for all community members, regardless of race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, ability, nation of origin, age, or religion.

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Wednesday
Jan 6, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Presumptive Design
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Presumptive Design: UX in the Problem Space" with Charles Lambdin, Intel!

In this talk you will learn how Presumptive Design differs from traditional user-centered design, as well as how it welcomes and leverages our irrationality by utilizing failure as the main catalyst for insight.

About the Speaker

Charles Lambdin is a User Experience Researcher at Intel Corporation.

Come join CHIFOO for our first speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Friday
Jan 29, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Presumptive Design Workshop
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Presumptive Design Workshop: Bounded Irrational Design Research Process" with Leo Frishberg, Phase II!

Based on his (and Charles Lambdin's) recently published book, Presumptive Design: Design Provocations for Innovation, Frishberg leads a half day workshop that turns the usual Discover | Define | Design process on its head. Presumptive Design (PrD) begins with the design of an artifact to provoke meaningful interactions and conversations with end-users. PrD is a low-cost method for reducing the risk of inventing the future.

Attendees will learn the theoretical frameworks on which it is based as well as have ample opportunity to practice the method. Topics include: the Owen/Kumar/Sato Design Thinking framework, the five principles of PrD, when it works and when it doesn't and much much more. As an added bonus, all workshop attendees will receive a signed copy of the book.

REGISTRATION

Early bird - by December 15th Late registration - starts January 15th

About the Speaker

For over 40 years, Leo has a B.A. in Environmental Planning from UCSC and an M.Arch from SCI-ARC. In 1984, Leo began his career as a User Experience Architect. In 2004, Leo began to formalize his approach to design research, a process he calls Presumptive Design.

Come join CHIFOO for our January 29th workshop and our second speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities" on February 10th!

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Wednesday
Feb 10, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Faulty by Design
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Faulty by Design: A Psychological Examination of User Decision Making" with William Gribbons, PhD, Bentley University!

Our ability to navigate within a product is impacted by the underlying psychology of decision making. Bill presents a variety of design practices that UX designers can use to address complex decisions, facilitating more effective outcomes.

About the Speaker

Bill Gribbons is Director of the graduate Human Factors program at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts.

Come join CHIFOO for our second speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

http://bit.ly/1QoihjY

Wednesday
Mar 2, 2016
CHIFOO Event: A Media for a Chorus of Voices
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "A Media for a Chorus of Voices" with Ward Cunningham!

Ward talk about the reinventing Wiki and how distributed internet’s idealistic founding with technological innovation has brewed since its inception. While venture money chases unicorns were happy to build trilobites because we’d be happy to inform the future even if we don’t own it.

About the Speaker

Ward Cunningham has worked for and consulted to daring startups and huge corporations. He has served as CTO, Director, Fellow, Principal Engineer and Inventor. He is best known for creating wiki.

Come join CHIFOO for our third speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Wednesday
Apr 6, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Marketing Isn't Storytelling.
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Marketing Isn't Storytelling. It's world building." with Ian Lurie, Portent

For years, we’ve referred to ‘marketing as storytelling.’ This creates a problem: Storytelling involves a single narrative arc, and our customers don’t want to be dragged into a single arc. They want a space in which they can move about and create their own stories.

Come to this session to hear how playing Dungeons and Dragons teaches great marketing, the basic principles of marketing worldbuilding, and why this may have broader application.

About the Speaker

Ian Lurie is CEO and Founder of Portent, a full-service digital agency he started in 1995.

Come join CHIFOO for our fourth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Friday
Apr 8, 2016
Portland Startup Weekend Education
through Concordia University

Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here's your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complimentary skills and passion to work and learn with along the way. No tech skills required! Pitch your idea (or even better a problem/solution), then test it with real potential customers and receive coaching from industry experts in technology and education from the Portland Metro area. Join a community ready to help you take your concept to the next level!

We're looking for passionate educators, parents, students, developers, designers and business/non-profit professionals who want to make a difference in education now. Come learn the basics of founding and launching a successful education venture while solving real problems being experienced in Portland today.

Schedule

In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, build products and launch education ventures. Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic, 60-second pitches Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday morning focusing on customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches. On Sunday afternoon, teams demo their education solutions and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. All of the pitches on Friday and companies demoed on Sunday will be educator approved and designed to solve problems in the education space, broadly defined (not restricted to K-12 or other “formal” education).

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Tuesday
Apr 19, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Enduring Communities Roundtable
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Moderator Michael Dexter, PLUG Volunteer
What: Enduring Communities Roundtable
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, April 19th 2016, at 7PM
Why: Live Long and PLUGsper
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Why do some user groups endure for decades while others do not? What organizational structures and personalities are needed to maintain interest, attendance and participation?

Share your experiences on why the groups you have been involved with have or have not survived. Was it a Y2K preparedness group that served its purpose? Did group leadership not successfully transfer between generations? Beyond organizing the last 100 or so PLUG speakers, Michael has been involved in student and neighborhood government, plus the Oregon Latvian Society for nearly 30 years. During this time he has seen the brightest and darkest moments of volunteer organizations.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. after the meeting.

Rideshares Available

PLUG Page with information about all PLUG events: http://pdxlinux.org/ Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

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

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Wednesday
May 4, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Be Here When
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Be Here When: Faith Based Communities Contemplate Technologies for Themselves" with John D. Smith, Co-Author of Digital Habitats!

Churches and faith-based communities live with many contradictions that are completely irrational depending on where you stand or what hat you wear. Their irrationality challenges our normal thinking about design, technology, and human interaction. To understand what’s going on as a community’s technology steward you need to stand inside and outside, be local and nonlocal, be in the organization and outside, be a newbie and an old-timer, have a short-timer’s view and play the long game, be both geek and technophobe, and observe it all as an actor and as a barefoot ethnographer. Every day.

About the Speaker

John co-authored “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities” with Etienne Wenger and Nancy White. He is a buddhist meditation teacher with a master’s degree in planning and architecture from the University of New Mexico.

Come join CHIFOO for our fifth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Wednesday
Jun 8, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Empowering Community Moderators
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Empowering Community Moderators to Make Values-Based Decisions" with Jasen Balmat, OkCupid!

Working in tandem with scripted filtration tools, Moderators act as gate-keepers. Often under-paid and poorly supported, Community Moderators work invisibly at the heart of the social community. Each day, these individuals make thousands of judgement calls on behalf of the community they serve. At their best, Community Moderators provide personal care and an attention to detail which enriches each community member’s experience on an individual level. Their careful decisions contribute to a sense of safety and well-being that is the hallmark of a healthy community.

About the Speaker

Jasen Balmat is a visual artist turned tech-geek who leads the Community Moderation team at OkCupid. He holds BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Come join CHIFOO for our sixth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Friday
Jul 1, 2016
Startup Social + Art Walk
Columbia Collective

Join us as we talk about local entrepreneurship, socialize with local entrepreneurs, freelancers and startup junkies and have a drink. In addition to play Ping Pong or PS3, get to meet our local artist of the month Tom Relth of http://www.relth.org/ art work will be up on display and for sale. Check it out and RSVP! http://meetu.ps/2YzNZx

Tuesday
Jul 5, 2016
Coding Summer Camps
through Catlin Gable School

CodeVana is partnering with Catlin Gabel Summer Camps to bring four exciting summer camps. Through these camps children will discover the joy of coding. These camps are created by industry professionals and students and will be week long in the beautiful 60-acre campus in Southwest Portland of the Catlin Gabel School. Sessions run July 5 - July 22, 2016, and are open to all children in the Portland metro area. Please REGISTER at https://www.catlin.edu/page.cfm?p=1005&LockSSL=true and bring the joy of coding not only to your child but also youth who don't have access. Sign up for the camp and help youth who do not have the resources to enjoy a free coding camp through CodeVana’s Community Building initiative. The four camps offered are as follows:

CodeVana: Digital Game Explorers [July 5-8th] In this summer camp, students are introduced to the joy of coding and programming through games, simulations and they will also learn to become digital creators by creating minecraft mods or digital newspapers/videos. They will present their work in an end of the week show and tell. Students ages 7-10 have an option of full day camp or a half day camp.

CodeVana: Breakaway with Code & Things [July 5-8th] [July 18-22nd] In this summer camp, 10-14 year old students will learn to code, make, play while using Internet of Things and integrate their understanding of math and science through computing/games as well as learning how their minds and brains work. This camp is experiential in nature and will focus on collaboration, and creation. Middle Schoolers have an option of full day camp or a half day camp.

CodeVana: Girls Make Apps [July 11-15th] Girls and women in the U.S. are avid users of computer technology, but they are significantly underrepresented in its creation. CodeVana is bringing a fun girls only camp organized by girls/women to help girls discover the joy of building, computer science, and coding. Girls will build Games, play with Internet Of Things, design and deploy Web & Mobile Apps in a collaborative and creative environment as well as explore science, math, and social aspects of women in technology. We invite middle school (7th-8 graders) and high school girls to join us. Girls will make Web Apps, Mobile Apps, and Game Apps in a collaborative and creative environment.

CodeVana: Startup Engineering [July 11-15] High School students are invited to make their ideas into reality through building and making with computing. They will learn all the engineering and customer development skills to build a technology startup. On July 15th, students will pitch their ideas and prototypes to the community and win prizes to continue to pursue their ideas through a community vote.

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Wednesday
Jul 13, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Designing for Happiness
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Designing for Happiness" with Pamela Pavliscak, Change Sciences?!

What does it mean to design for happiness? Based on a combination of design research and data science, this session will explore what makes people happiest when they use technology and what we can learn from that to design for positive outcomes.

About the Speaker

Pamela Pavliscak founded Change Sciences. She has a book about designing for happiness coming out in the next year and is a frequent speaker at conferences like SXSW, Collision, Future of Web Design, and Webvisions.

Come join CHIFOO for our seventh speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities."

Wednesday
Aug 3, 2016
CHIFOO Event: 10th Annual Bowling Party!
AMF Pro 300 Lanes aka Powell Bowl

Come join us for the tenth annual CHI-Bowl and enjoy some indoor sports. Dig out your bowling shirt and come bowl a few games, or just hang out and socialize with your friends and colleagues. Families are welcome, too! And very special prizes will be awarded. You need not bowl to win!

CHIFOO members get in free. Non-members or guests get the full bowling package for just $10, and bring the kids—your entire family can bowl for $20! It’s a heck of a deal.

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

Come join CHIFOO on September 14th for our eighth speaker event next month for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Community Hour[s]
CENTRL Office

PIE and Built Oregon would like to invite you to our first Community Hour[s]. This will be an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Main Bar on August 3rd from 5-7pm.

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Tuesday
Sep 6, 2016
PIE and Built Oregon Community Hour[s]
Centrl Office

After a great beta test, we're ready to take this thing into production. PIE and Built Oregon would like to invite you to our first Community Hour[s]. This will be an ongoing gathering of all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes, or a couple hours at the CENTRL Office Main Bar on September 6th from 5-7pm. (Ending at 7pm sharp!)

See you there!

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Red Hat Community Happy Hour
The Ocean Restaurant Pod

Red Hat's community team will be hosting a Happy Hour at The Ocean restaurant pod on 24th.

Come meet members of Red Hat's open source and community teams, including Deb Bryant, Chris Wright, Amye Scarvada and Josh Berkus. And have a drink on Red Hat!

Look for folks in red hats or Red Hat gear to find us.

No RSVP required.

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Friday
Sep 9, 2016
First Fridays Free Days: work and conversations
Collective Agency

Community Mission Statement: A cozy place to work alongside people doing what they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it'll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

There are 2 requirements for people here free: First, RSVP on Facebook, Meetup, or on our event page (before you come) with: your name, what time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for.

Then, while you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total. And most of the time you'll be working on something.

Schedule: 9am: Open for free. 12pm: Optional potluck lunch. 5pm: End of Open House.

People here for free will have access to everything except: locker storage and member car parking, and can make short phone calls in conference rooms (up to 30 minutes; members get 3 hours per day). You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

Membership info is: http://collectiveagency.co/membership

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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Let's Pretend
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Let's Pretend: Using Personas to Play with Personas to Play with Problems" with Carolyn Chandler and Anna van Slee!

To uncover the most common problems, designers must empathize with their users and come to know the spaces and times in which they move. In this interactive presentation, UX guru Carolyn and game designer Anna take personas and other empathy exercises to the next level.

About the Speakers

Carolyn Chandler, Mira Fitness

Carolyn has been working in the field of User Experience Design for over 16 years, and was named one of “Chicago’s Tech 50” by Crain’s Magazine. Now she leads the Experience Design efforts at Mira Fitness, which offers a wellness-focused wearable designed for women.

Anna van Slee, Sideshow Collectibles

Anna is Director of New Brands at Sideshow Collectibles, a production manager who is hands-on with production, particularly in writing/editing, visual design, UX/CX design, brand strategy and content creation.

Together, Anna and Carolyn, coauthored "Adventures in Experience Design" which teaches experience design to beginners with games and activities.

Come join CHIFOO for our eighth speaker event of 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016
On Demand Day: FREE Blue Lemonade Delivered to You
Pioneer Courthouse Square

Tuesday September 27th, you’ll have access to on-demand blue lemonade delivered to you anywhere on Pioneer Square! All you have to do is click the “blue lemonade” button on our app, and we’ll be on our way in less than 15 minutes! We’ll be in the middle of Pioneer Square for more information!

COST: FREE This includes: FREE blue lemonade FREE delivery Free smiles

EASY AND SIMPLE: 1. Download our app 2. Make an appointment 3. Select blue lemonade

Hours of Operations: 11 am to 2 pm (September 27th) Once you have completed your request we’ll send you a text to let you know we’re on our way. Yes, its that easy

Ebernade #BLUED #BLUEDbyEbernade

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Thursday
Sep 29, 2016
Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Summer is coming to a close, so let's send it off in style- pizza style that is! Join your friends in The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of networking, indie board games, and pizza, provided by Sizzle Pie.

We will provide the pizza and refreshments, you bring yourself and a friend! The format will be casual, with open networking and a few tables stocked with games by independent designers and members of The Creative Roundtable community.

See you then,

Jena & Jehn

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Saturday
Oct 1, 2016
Resolution Fest PDX
through Various

Resolution Fest is a week-long celebration of the people and communities reimagining the landscape of the tech industry. Over 8 days, we'll examine the intersections of technology, identity, culture, community service, education, social change, collaboration, creativity, and more.

To see the collection of events in our schedule, visit http://resfestpdx.com!

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Wednesday
Oct 5, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Designer Myopia
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Designer Myopia" with Rian Van Der Merwe, Wildbit!

The all-too-common phenomenon whereby, despite our best intentions, we sometimes design with a nearsightedness that results in websites and applications that please ourselves and impress our peers but don’t meet user and business goals.

About the Speaker

Rian Van Der Merwe (@RianVDM) designs and builds high quality software that people love to use, and I wrote a book about it called “Making It Right“.

He spent seven years in Silicon Valley and then moved to Portland, OR in April 2014. He has been working as a Product Manager for Wildbit and an independent author, speaker, and product consultant with Elezea.

Come join CHIFOO for our ninth speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Friday
Oct 7, 2016
First Fridays Free Days: work and conversations
Collective Agency

Community Mission Statement: A cozy place to work alongside people doing what they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it'll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

There are 2 requirements for people here free: First, RSVP on Facebook, Meetup, or on our event page (before you come) with: your name, what time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for.

Then, while you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total. And most of the time you'll be working on something.

Schedule: 9am: Open for free. 12pm: Optional potluck lunch. 5pm: End of Open House.

People here for free will have access to everything except: locker storage and member car parking, and can make short phone calls in conference rooms (up to 30 minutes; members get 3 hours per day). You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

Membership info is: http://collectiveagency.co/membership

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Wednesday
Nov 2, 2016
CHIFOO Event: Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments
Connective DX Community Room

CHIFOO presents "Bounded Irrationality in Everyday Moments" with Michelle Kittrell, Cambia Health Solutions!

If we look closely at interactions that frustrate us we can clearly see bounded irrationality at play, disrupting our ‘expected’ path of outcomes. This talk will cover how the dynamic of neuroscience, culture, and personal preferences create “unique” rational experiences.

About the Speaker

Michelle Kittrell is a research analyst at Cambia Health Solutions.

Come join CHIFOO for our tenth and final speaker event for 2016's theme "Bounded Irrationality: Supporting Users and Building Communities".

Wednesday
Nov 30, 2016
Starting Your Career on a Self-Guided Path with Andy Hoffman
PDX Code Guild

Come join us for an awesome talk with the amazing Andy Hoffman! With the presentation timed at about 10-15 minutes, there will be lots of time to ask any questions you have 1-on-1 about starting your career as a professional and any other questions that might come up. We're looking forward to it- hope you are, too!

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Friday
Dec 2, 2016
First Fridays Free Days: work and conversations
Collective Agency

Community Mission Statement: A cozy place to work alongside people doing what they’re passionate about and committed to, where 80% of people say hi. Come and work here!

Come work and have conversations at Collective Agency during our First Fridays Free Days, and join an optional potluck lunch.

Members, come as usual, and you can bring guests, it'll be the same for you as it is every day but with more people here.

There are 2 requirements for people here free: First, RSVP on Facebook, Meetup, or on our event page (before you come) with: your name, what time you expect to be here, what you’ll be working on (you can include a link to a website or social media), and what you’re looking for.

Then, while you’re here, aside from lunch, you’ll find ways to talk with at least 2 people here for at least 30 minutes total. And most of the time you'll be working on something.

Schedule: 9am: Open for free. 12pm: Optional potluck lunch. 5pm: End of Open House.

People here for free will have access to everything except: locker storage and member car parking, and can make short phone calls in conference rooms (up to 30 minutes; members get 3 hours per day). You can come in groups of up to 14 people but everybody has to qualify and do the actions described above. There are no age restrictions.

The community guidelines are the core of the terms of service: http://collectiveagency.co/community-guidelines

Membership info is: http://collectiveagency.co/membership

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Thursday
Dec 29, 2016
Holiday Pizza Party with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Another year is coming to a close, join your friends from The Creative Roundtable community to celebrate the end of 2016! Come for an evening of casual networking, inspiring conversation, and Sizzle Pie pizza.

We will provide the pizza, beer, wine, and soft drinks! Please bring a blanket, food, or clothing item to donate to the Portland Rescue Mission. Your donation gives love and support to men, women and children looking for a way out of homelessness and addiction. You can view a list of their most requested items here: http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/get-involved/other-donations/donate-food-clothing/

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Friday
Jan 6
Looking for help programming and filming for something cool
Portland FreeGeek

Hi, The Lawgen Project is basically an effort to create a 'Wikipedia for solutions to all problems', that also has new communication tools and lets groups of all sizes make decisions, trade, and collaborate. At the moment we're looking for both programmers, (see: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp2560426.jsp#.WGYM8QZnX ) -And for Open Source, Direct Action, and Direct Democracy advocates to interview on the 6th. We have a camera crew and an advocate for Open Source that we'll be interviewing around 3, so we figured 4 would be a great time for others to show up.

For anyone curious we have visual and written walkthroughs posted at Lawgen.org

All questions and feedback are welcome, our email is [email protected]

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Wednesday
Jan 18
CHIFOO Event: Innovating from Within: Activating Creative Resiliency and Change Agency in Teams
New Relic

Please note that this first meeting will be meeting on the fifth floor!

CHIFOO presents "Innovating from Within: Activating Creative Resiliency and Change Agency in Teams" with Patricia Colley, Creative Catalysts Consulting | Matt Smith, Actor!

How do you drive innovation from within the ranks, when innovation processes aren’t well established, or don’t have a clear executive champion? Join us will we bring you a set of collaborative approaches and techniques you can start using right away to inspire your teams to engage more creatively.

About the Speakers Patricia Colley From an early age, Patricia had a natural sense of wonder about the world, a passion for the craft of creativity, and an affinity for deep collaborative play. This playful mindset and teamwork has lead her to be Lead UX Designer at CDK Global, an improv actor and a consultant with Creative Catalysts.

Matt Smith Matt Smith is a true improv legend. As a founding member of Seattle Improv, Matt has decades of performance, writing and teaching experience. He delivers practical, usable improv-theory based trainings for Agile, team building team building, change management, stress management, conflict resolution, and group creativity.

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

Please Note: This first meeting will be held on the fifth floor of the US Bancorp Building aka "Big Pink".

http://bit.ly/2iyvWsS

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Wednesday
Feb 1
CHIFOO Event: Embrace The Chaos
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Embrace The Chaos: Client Workshops and Getting the Insights You Seek" with Alicia Nagel, Alicia Nagel Creative, LLC!

Engage the client in disruptive and engaging workshops early in website development process to elicit input from key stakeholders who might not otherwise be able to verbalize it. Learn about workshop tools to engage clients to define user personas, develop a wish-list of website features, and define voice for content.

About the Speaker

Alicia (@AliciaNagelCrtv) brings over a decade of experience in marketing strategy and branding. She creates content and makes sure the marketing for her clients is strategically crafted to meet their business goals.

She currently enjoys living in NoPo and takes any chance she can get to visit the many gardens we have within the city.

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

http://bit.ly/2j998jU

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Thursday
Feb 23
LaunchCode
Portland Community College

Attend LaunchCode Portland LC101 Info Session at Portland Community College's CLIMB Center for Advancement on Thursday, February 23rd. Get all the details about the 20-week FREE coding class. Ask any questions of our Portland LaunchCode staff, and generally find out how awesome an opportunity this is!

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Wednesday
Mar 1
CHIFOO Event: Inclusion Before Diversity: Creating a Culture of Learning and Encouraging Getting it Wrong
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Inclusion Before Diversity: Creating a Culture of Learning and Encouraging Getting it Wrong" with Ivana McConnell, Senior UI/UX Designer at Customer.io!

Why tech companies should focus on achieving inclusion first, attending to employees’ specific self-care needs in order to create a platform for diversity to flourish, and better software made. People are chaotic, and product design has to account for them— this is challenging, and often solved by doing research and testing.

About the Speaker Ivana (@IvanaMcConnell) was born in Sarajevo to a civil engineer-turned-translator and a UN Logistics Officer-turned-software engineer. She arrived in Vancouver via Croatia, Scotland, and Toronto, and has previously made a living as a rock climbing instructor and video game tester. These days she’s a senior UX designer at Customer.io, and is most interested in the intersections of technology, identity, and data.

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

http://bit.ly/2iuWe0a

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Wednesday
Apr 5
CHIFOO Event: Bottom Up Security: Doing Your Part to Secure The Future
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Bottom Up Security: Doing Your Part to Secure The Future" with Chris Berg, Firemaple Industries!

Everyday we hear more about another big hack. First Target, then the DNC, then the NSA. Secure software and infrastructure seems impossible, so what can we do? Come to this session to learn how to make security more accessible by making it part of the software and product development process.

About the Speaker

Christopher Berg (@thechrisberg) is a consultant who has spent over 16 years supporting enterprise and startup software development teams as an engineer, architect, instructor, and advisor. He provides guidance to cross-functional teams to bridge the gap from financial success to mature product with security, architecture, and process improvement instruction and implementation.

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

http://bit.ly/2iJtOi8

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Thursday
Apr 13
Calling all PDX Community Managers: Let's Meet!
Pazzo Ristorante

Portland is all about building communities, but we haven't had a Community Manager group here for years. Now's our chance! Let's toast our first gathering at a casual happy hour and find out:

Who are the amazing CMs around Portland and what are they doing?

What do we want to share?

What do we want to learn? And finally,

HOW HAPPY ARE WE THAT THERE'S A GROUP FOR US??!!

We can't wait to meet you!

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Wednesday
May 3
CHIFOO Event: Caring Technologies Designing For Trust And Care
New Relic

CHIFOO presents "Caring Technologies Designing For Trust And Care" with Amelia Abreu, UX Night School!

Technology has the potential to shape the way that we give and receive care and the conditions in which the work of care is done. Yet, can we automate the crucial tasks of caring, and is it in our own interest to do so? How can we design services, along with products and systems, to support care?

About the Speaker

Amelia Abreu (@ameliaabreu) is a Portland-based design researcher, writer, and the founder of UX Night School. She's worked with teams at organizations like Nike, Intel, Mozilla and Microsoft, along with agencies, startups, and cultural institutions. She is a frequent conference speaker, the daughter of two schoolteachers, and generally geeky about how people learn (among other things). Her writing on culture and technology has been featured in the New Inquiry, Motherboard, The Hairpin and the BBC.

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

http://bit.ly/2hx0cXG

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Wednesday
May 24
Community Empowerment Through Mapping
Free Geek

Come learn how to find public data sets and collect spatial data in and with your community!

In the first half of the class, you will learn how to use Google Earth Pro, a free data mapping tool, as well as a few basic functions using the data analysis tool QGIS. We will also touch on methods and ethics in community data collection and display. The second half of the class will be a workshop for your ideas, so please come to class prepared with a community project idea which you are working on, or would like to work on using mapping tools.

Goal of class: By the end of this class, students will be able to: -create map surveys, create map objects (points, lines, polygons) on Suprmap.org -visualize and add detail to inputs in Google Earth Pro -add data layers to a map, perform spatial join, and modify data table in QGIS -They will know where to find public data sets, and how to make their own -They will also be briefed on community data collection practices, and honest and ethical data collection and distribution. -In workshop, we will provide some ideas on what data sets and data analysis tools would help them work on their project.

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