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Wednesday
Jan 17, 2018
PDXWIT Presents IP Law for the Tech Industry
Mozilla

Trademarks, patents, trade secrets and copyrights are important assets to any tech company. Whether you want to advance at your current job or start your own business, familiarity with intellectual property will help you succeed. Listen to Carla Quisenberry and Alicia Bell talk about the various types of intellectual property law, including how they can be distinguished by what they cover, how to get coverage, and how long the coverage lasts.

Agenda:
5:00 : Arrive and mingle
5:15 : Introduction of ourselves and short overview of the different types of IP.
5:20 : More in-depth discussion of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets—how to get coverage, what is covered, how long does coverage last—including issues specific to the tech field.
6:30 : Q&A
7:00 : Event Ends

Carla Quisenberry is an Intellectual property attorney at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. As a woman who has been in a male dominated field for the past ten years, she has a great interest in advancing the careers of other women. She believes that familiarity with intellectual property law is a big step towards increasing the number of women in leadership positions in tech companies and helps reduce the gender imbalance in the industry.

Alicia Bell helps develop and implement intellectual property strategies that are consistent with clients’ business priorities and corporate culture. She assists clients with clearance, registration, licensing, and enforcement of their intellectual property assets, corporate transactions, and general business matters. Ali is the leader for the firm's Intellectual Property team. She also assists clients with issues related to their online presence, such as Digital Millennium Copyright Act compliance, domain name disputes, and development of website policies, including terms of use and privacy policies. She is a member of Oregon Women Lawyers and has also been recognized as an Oregon Rising Star℠ by Super Lawyers® from 2013-2016.

Purpose:
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women. Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Monday
Nov 6
PDXWIT Presents Invest in Yourself: A Night Dedicated to Your Financial Plan
WeWork

We can always find excuses to avoid working on our financial plan. It’s boring. It’s confusing. I’ll do it next week. I don’t have the money. This is a huge problem. In a world where women earn less money than men and spend, on average, eleven fewer years in the workforce, women have to plan and work harder than their male counterparts. No more excuses! It’s time to take ahold of financial planning so that you can make clear, confident money decisions that will best benefit your future.

Join us for an evening of discussion about all things personal finance. The speaker will be Amanda Holden of Invested Development, who uses humor and candor to educate women on long-term financial planning and investing. She will be available for questions after the presentation. This event does not require any prior experience with financial planning.

Agenda :
5:30 : Doors open
6:00-7:00 : Presentation
7-8:00 : Questions and mingling!

PDXWIT Purpose :
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
Oct 10
PDXWIT How to be a workplace ally in tech
Accela

Tech’s lack of diversity can feel like an affront to all of us, with cultural biases and implicit messages that are particularly harmful to underrepresented groups. Changing the tech culture requires a lot of people making individual choices that actively tear down and confront everyday biases and microaggressions. Such work is difficult and takes practice. Join Kristina Houck and Tanya L. Crenshaw as they guide participants through exercises and discussions. You will uncover personal obstacles and practice strategies to engage in culture change. Anyone who wants be be an ally to underrepresented groups is invited to join this engaging event.

Agenda:
5:30 p.m. Doors open, mingle and network
6:15 p.m. Introduction to PDXWIT and speakers
6:30 p.m. Program begins
7:30 p.m. Thanks, questions and goodbyes.

PDXWIT Purpose:
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Monday
Sep 11
PDXWIT Quarterly Seasoned Women in Tech Event
Mozilla

If you are a woman working in tech and you have 15 or more years of experience, we are your people! Come join us for a happy hour with a Lean Coffee discussion about what has and — has not — changed since 1986 for women in the workplace. If you have an item women used to wear or take to work in the mid-80's, bring it along. Photo evidence works too! That ought to get us going and generate a new perspective.

Agenda :
5:30p.m. Gather, chat and nosh.
6:00p.m. Lean Coffee: What’s changed for women in the workplace — and what hasn’t — since 1986?
7:15p.m. Compare learnings across the Lean Coffee subgroups.

PDXWIT Purpose :
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
Aug 22
PDX WIT #Action - Oregon State Legislature Panel
Stoel Rives LLP 760 Southwest 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

Join our Oregon State Representatives and Senators in August for an educational panel on state government. While national legislators grab headlines, state legislators are doing the hard work of local governance.

As we voted in February, many of our key issues like civil rights, women’s health, education, homelessness and transportation are actually most influenced at the state level.

The Oregon State government is at the forefront of policies that impact our daily lives. We’ll discuss how lawmaking is segmented by the national, state, and local level;, how state governments enact policy; how public opinion influences state policy; and how our key issues are playing out at the state level.

Agenda: 5:30pm – Doors Open 6:00pm – Panel Begins 7:00pm - Networking

The following Oregon State Representatives and Senators will be joining us:

Senator Lew Frederick (District 43): Senator Frederick represents North and Northeast Portland. He serves on the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Public Safety. He also serves on the Oregon Commission on Black Affairs and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Representative Tawna Sanchez (District 43): Rep Sanchez represents North and NE Portland. She’s a Vice-Chair of the Human Services and Housing Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee, and Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Public Safety.

Representative Janelle Bynum (District 51): Rep Bynum represents East Portland, Damascus, Gresham, Boring, North Clackamas, and Happy Valley. She is the Vice Chair for the Committee on Business and Labor and is a member of the Early Childhood and Family Supports and Higher Education and Workforce Development committee.

Senator Chuck Thomsen (District 26): Senator Thompson represents Hood River. He’s the vice chair of Committee On Business and Transportation and is a member of the of Ways and Means and Legislative Policy and Research committees.

Representative Janeen A. Sollman (District 30): Rep. Sollman represents Hillsboro. She is a member of the House Committee On Education and Committee On Higher Education and Workforce Development.

We will lead the panel in a discussion of state government and then open it up to audience questions, so come prepared with any questions.

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Thursday
Aug 17
Women + Tech Third Annual Summer Soirée
Cambia Health Solutions 1621 SW First Avenue Portland, OR 97201

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us for our third annual summer soiree in partnership withWomen Who Code, Lesbians Who Tech, ChickTech, Girls Inc. hosted by Cambia!

Portland often prides itself on being inclusive, and the tech scene is no exception. We think of ourselves as being the welcoming tech city and congratulate ourselves for our diversity pledges. We read stories and articles on our feeds depicting the inequities — and sometimes monstrosities — our neighbors to the south, in Silicon Valley, face. We feel thankful those thingsdon’t happen here. Unfortunately, those things do happen here, often in the shadows, but those involved don’t know whom to tell or where to go.

At this year’s summer soiree, our theme is dedicated to openly discussing how we can change the Portland tech culture to be more inclusive, moving away from the bro-culture, and discussing how this community and our allies can work together to make the Portland tech scene a more welcoming place for all. Our conversation starter is “Which label is the least helpful in tech? (e.g. bro-grammer, lady-boss, man-splainer, etc...).”

The summer soiree is a mixture of networking and speaking segments, and we will be joined by a diverse group of panelists who will share their stories and insights, leaving us with ideas and next steps to strive for the change we desire:

• Moderator: Terra Soma, Senior Organizational Development and Change Consultant at Legacy Health

• Lori DeLone, CIO Health Plans at Cambia

• Ryan Carson, CEO Treehouse

• Deena Pierott, Founder iUrbanTeen and Black Women in Tech Advisory Board member

• Katharine Nester, Chief Product and Technology Office Ruby Receptionists

During the event, we’ll have an Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

About Cambia Health Solutions

Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to transforming health care. Our company reaches more than 70 million Americans nationwide, including more than two million people in the Pacific Northwest who are enrolled in our regional health plans.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Monday
Aug 14
PDXWIT Presents Introduction to Machine Learning Workshop, Part One
Avea Solutions

Join Andrew Ferlitsch and Ernest Bonat from the Portland Data Science Group for an introduction into machine learning fundamentals. Mostly focused on the concepts, this workshop will be intermixed with some Python programming examples. We will cover Supervised and Unsupervised Learning, Neural Networks, Markov Principles and Reinforcement Learning (Robotics). All skill levels welcome, no laptops needed. Note: This is the first workshop in a three-part series.

Agenda :
5:00 - Doors
5:15 - Workshop beings
6:45 - Data Classification Demo
7:15 - Q&A

PDXWIT Purpose :
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 9
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Negotiation Strategies for Managing your Career
Cascade Energy

In today’s tech companies, we are asked to do more with less, be available 24/7, and act as “team players.” Within these fast-paced, often male-dominated environments — with few policies and typically unclear reporting hierarchies — our ability to negotiate what we need to be successful is more important than ever.

Join Elizabeth Robillard, a leader in Portland’s startup scene and VP of Partnerships & Operations at Lytics, for practical advice on how to manage your own career and how to negotiate for yourself more effectively. Whether you are looking for new opportunities such as a promotion, better work/life balance, buy-in on a new project, more support, or credit for your work, this talk will offer concrete strategies on how to reach your goals.

The speaking segment will be from 6:00-7:00pm with Q&A to follow.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Thursday
Aug 3
PDXWIT Presents How to Get Your Foot into the Tech-Industry Door
Renew Financial

Having a hard time getting your first job in tech? Finding it more and more difficult to break into the industry? Tired of applying hundreds of times and getting nowhere? Then this event is for you! PDXWIT is partnering with Vanessa Palacios Sharma for an informational event with real-life advice from women who have been there before. Get tips and tricks to capture recruiters’ attention and obtain that very coveted "real-world" experience that everyone wants.

Agenda :
5:30 : Doors
6:00-7:00 : Panel + Q/A
7:30 : Networking/event ends

Panelists :
Perry Eising - Epicodus, Android Development Instructor/Curriculum Developer
Deepa Rao - HealthSparq, Tech Leader
Tracie Ward - Pella, Business Analyst
Jennifer Bantelman - Zapproved, Senior Director of Product Management
Shawna Baskin - Renew Financial, Business Intelligence Manager

PDXWIT Purpose : PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Sunday
Jul 30
PDXWIT Presents Crash Course in Agile Methodologies
NWEA

The focus of this workshop is to learn about the Agile framework, methodologies, and practices. Participants will learn the basics of Agile, the Scrum and Kanban variants, and the similarities and differences between them. The workshop is part lecture, part hands-on group exercises. The goal of the group exercises is to help participants gain a clear understanding of Agile, as well as practice the basics of Agile.

Please note:


Please plan to arrive at 9:30 sharp. Late arrivals would disrupt the class.
No laptops are needed.
All skill levels are encouraged to attend.

This program will be conducted by Sejal D'Souza, a PMP and CSM-certified project manager with experience coaching Agile teams and managing enterprise software projects for Fortune 500 companies. She has managed cross-functional global teams for multi-million dollar projects and enjoys the challenge of introducing new teams to Agile. She is passionate about social enterprises, having founded social programs such as Dhwani and PDX Empower.

Agenda :
Introduction to Agile
Benefits of Agile
Types of Agile methodologies
• Scrum
• Kanban
• Extreme Programming
Deep dive into Scrum
Deep dive into Kanban
Agile tools
Pros and Cons of Agile
Retrospective

PDXWIT Purpose :

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Thursday
Jul 27
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Presents PDX Women of Color in Tech
Ruby Receptionists

Join us for an event dedicated to women of color currently seeking employment or currently working in technology in the Portland metro area to dialogue, network and meet. Lead by Amanda Lopez, of Ruby Receptionists, this event will offer an inclusive space to hear and address challenges, opportunities and experiences specific to women who identify as a person of color. We are hoping this initial event will grow into an ongoing community.

Agenda: 5:00 : Check-in (mingle) 5:30 : Speed Meet and Greet 6:00 : Speaking segment 6:30 : Future of PDXWIT - Women of Color in Tech group conversation 7:00 : Close

PDXWIT Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Thursday
Jul 20
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Interactive Git Workshop
New Relic

Want to learn Git or solidify your existing knowledge? Whether you are interested in contributing to GitHub-based, open-source projects to expand your community impact or setting yourself up to hit the ground running at one of the many local tech companies, Git is a powerful tool that looks great on a resume. PDXWIT is partnering with Scott Bigelow for an hour-long, lunch-time (with lunch provided!) interactive workshop to explore Git.

Whether you are brand new to Git or looking to sharpen your skills, we will get up and running quickly and walk through some interactive scenarios for: - Creating Git repositories - Staging, unstaging, and committing files - Branching and merging - Resolving merge conflicts

We will also be exploring some of the underlying principles of Git, utilizing the command-line for the tasks above. To visualize complex Git hierarchies, we will use a graphical Git application, such as "SourceTree" (a popular free client for Windows and Mac available at https://www.sourcetreeapp.com/).

Please bring your own laptop to this event

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Sunday
Jul 16
PDXWIT #Action Fighting Hunger in the Park Volunteer Event
O'Bryant Square - 808 SW Stark St 808 Southwest Stark Street Portland, OR 97205

We started PDXWIT #Action in January to give our community the opportunity to make a difference for issues we care about.

For July, we’ve organized a team volunteering event with Hands on Greater Portland’s Potluck in the Park to offer you the opportunity to help fight hunger in Portland. Potluck in the Park has been providing hot meals to hundreds of people in need every Sunday in Portland. They believe access to food is a human right, and volunteers with this organization have worked tirelessly to fulfill this fundamental right. For the past 25 years inspiring volunteers have dedicated their Sunday afternoons to provide healthy meals to anyone that attends the potluck.

Are you interested in helping with the Potluck in the Park food service? Volunteers with #Action will be meeting at 1:50pm on July 16th at the O’Bryant Square corner of SW 9th and SW Washington. If you can commit to helping serve food please RSVP before Friday, July 7th. Volunteers will be contacted via email a few days prior to the event for confirmation of planned attendance.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Thursday
Jul 13
Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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Tuesday
Jul 11
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
Subtext 2222 NE Oregon, Suite 211 Portland, Oregon 97232

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech?

You'll be in the right place at our spring volunteer orientation. PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

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Monday
Jul 10
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) "She started it" Movie Screening
PGE

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

You’re invited to join a special screening of a ground-breaking film that tells the story of five young women who dare to compete in the ruthless, male-dominated world of high tech start-ups.

Trailer: http://www.shestarteditfilm.com/about-the-film/trailer/

Even if becoming a founder isn’t your dream, this film is a must-see. The women who produced and directed the film explore female under-representation and gender inequity in tech, as well as issues many women face such as risk aversion and self-doubt. The filmmakers’ goal, as stated on indigogo, “is to inspire young women to become entrepreneurs and consider careers in tech, and also educate about how to sustain that career.”

By following the story of these five founders, you’ll be amazed to see what ingenuity, hard work, temerity, and focus can accomplish. We intend to create an even more impactful experience by inviting the members of PDXWIT to watch this film together. This event is another opportunity to realize that our strength and talent is changing the future of technology.

Read more about “She Started It,” at Indiewire.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Thursday
Jun 29
Camp Optimization Meet Up
Assembly Lounge Bar

We are all trying to innovate upon our optimization processes, but how do you actually make that happen?

CEO of DevelopmentNow, Ben Strackany brings 20 years of startup and consulting experience to review case studies and techniques about how to optimize new product ideas. Come away with actionable strategies to use iteration, feedback loops and data to develop a Minimum Viable Product.

Come network and share a beer with Portland's top digital marketing, design and optimization professionals at the Assembly Lounge Bar located at Washington High School on the second floor in Suite 213. Enter through the Marthas entrance on the first floor and take the elevator or stairs up to the second floor.

Don’t forget to RSVP and spread the word. The first round of drinks is on us!

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Tuesday
Jun 27
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 805 SW Broadway #800 Portland, OR 97205

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us for happy hour at PricewaterhouseCoopers on June 27th.

With summer upon us, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the end of the school year. We’ve all been students and many of us are parents, so we know how important education is and wanted to build our June event theme around it. The conversation starter this month is “If you were a high school student today, which class would you want to take?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase three women in our community.

• Introduction to PwC, including what they do and what job opportunities are available.

• ​​Allie Foote, Advisory Manager at PwC, will discuss her dedication to continued education and ways to balance school and work.

• Marie Xun Wang, Postdoctoral Researcher at OHSU, will give us pointers on transitioning out of school into the professional world.

• Esbeida Ramos and Nikki Whitton, both STEM Event Coordinators at nConnect NW, will talk about preparing the future workforce.

During the event, we’ll have more to do than free-form networking:

• An Activity Table where people can get creative. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing. If you have trouble finding it, look for Meg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

• Table Topics to help break-the-ice.

• A section for job seekers and those hiring, to ensure people get connected.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Website
Monday
Jun 26
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Never Take The First Offer
FINE

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

We’ve all been at the negotiation table, whether we choose to participate or not. While it’s easy to avoid this short-lived discomfort, doing so can cost the average person around $500,000 in lost income over the course of their lifetime. Making the decision to negotiate is the first step — this talk will help with the rest.

In this talk, we will discuss the circumstances that have lead to the pervasive underpaying of minority groups; the ways that companies can improve the situation; and how we, as job seekers, can take the reins and better advocate for our own value.

Tiberius Hefflin recently graduated from the University of West of Scotland with a degree in computer security. She has relocated to Portland, OR, where she evangelizes for privacy and security while contracting as a Security Evaluation Engineer at Intel. She is passionate about encouraging small children to take the plunge into STEM and about laughing at cats on the internet.

She just stepped away from the negotiation table and was able to attain a 50% increase in pay. She will share the tools and tricks she used to get there:

How you can use the same tools to be a confident negotiator during interviews and workplace reviews.

How some psychological tricks can help boost your confidence and success.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Wednesday
Sep 17, 2008
The Internal Consultant's World: An Intimate Look
Portland State University Market Square Building

September 17th, 2008 -The Internal Consultant’s* World: An Intimate Look Four successful Organizational Development consultants give us an inside look at their world as employees working to make their organization better.

A few of the questions these internal consultants will address in a fast-paced interactive session:

* Their toughest challenges and how they deal with them?
* How do internal OD consultants find the “juice” to keep going? 
* Where’s the joy for an internal?
* Employment Security—does it exist?
* What really bugs internal consultants?
* What does an external consultant need to know to get in the door to the internal’s organization?  (What internals would love to tell externals but rarely do)

Join us for an engaging evening of learning and laughter as we explore the future of OD from the internal's perspective.

NEW TIME/DATE: 3rd Wednesday

* Informal Networking: 5:30-6:00p
* Meeting: 6:00p-7:45p
* Discussion Tables: 7:45-8:15p
     (for those that want to continue the conversation/connection)

NEW LOCATION: PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY Market Square Building, Room 1054 1515 SW 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97201

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Friday
Oct 17, 2008
Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up
Olympic Mills Commerce Center

Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/art-tech08 Read reviews of the first of three Mash Up events: http://tinyurl.com/yelpreview08

Featuring Live DJs Echoik & Frequency

Working Artists Network + Software Association of Oregon introduce Equilibrium: The Human Mash Up. In the spirit of disruptive ideas and breaking down barriers we ask, "How can art and technology and the synergy of the two address humanity's next evolutionary step?" Four categories of work will address these questions and collectively speak to the power of human ingenuity. We invite artistic and technological creators to submit their work that addresses human survival in an era of interspecies evolution, revolution, and devolution.

Art and technology are two words that for many represent vastly different worlds, and for generations have largely existed along parallel, yet non-convergent lines. But now the potential for unprecedented collaboration is here. Ever-evolving technologies allow us to share ideas across borders, both geographic and symbolic. Such potential for shared ideas has helped break down long standing silos that for generations inhibited expansive thought and human progression.

The lines are now blurred. Creators of all sorts now have public space to mutually ponder where we've been, where we are, and where we're going. By sharing once segregated perspectives, we can see the world through a different lens and evolve as a species like never before.

E= m4 humanity - Submissions will fall into one of four conceptual areas:

Momentum: captures the inertia and velocity of human innovation Maintenance: captures the drive for ecological and human preservation Multiplicity: captures the boundless potential of human convergence Mobility: captures the facilitation of human movement and idea exchange http://tinyurl.com/yelpreview08

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

"Can I buy you a drink?"

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

How It Works

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

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

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Tuesday
Feb 17, 2009
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Elephants Delicatessen NW 22nd Ave Website
Monday
Feb 23, 2009
Social Media Club PDX Meeting
Agency Ultra Sport Lounge [CLOSED Jan 2010]

Social Media Club PDX presents: Towards a More Social Organization Monday February 23, 2009 at 6:00pm

The Agency 1939 SW Morrison St. Portland, Oregon 97205 Get Directions

Join Chris Heuer, co-founder of the Social Media Club, at the re-launch of Social Media Club PDX as he discusses how companies can transform their organization through the use of social media. Chris will discuss the elements and framework for creating a successful social media strategy and how to get your organization and clients behind it. He will also examine how companies need to re-think current advertising methods and their purpose in order to utilize the full potential of social marketing. Q&A session will follow.

Learn more about this topic on Chris Heuer's blog. http://www.chrisheuer.com/

Time: Networking 6-6:30, Presentation: 6:30 Seating is first come first serve. Cost: Free

Visit www.socialmediaclubpdx.com to learn more or follow @socialmediapdx on twitter.

About Chris Heuer: Chris Heuer has over 13 years of entrepreneurial Internet experience and 16+ years of marketing experience, having previously taught classes at Miami Ad School in Web design, multimedia and convergence marketing. He currently specializes in consulting on holistic business strategy and social media for big brands, non-profits and emerging technology companies, helping them leverage the power of Internet and Web 2.0 technologies. In early 2006, Chris formed BrainJams to organize resources and best practices in the emerging "Unconference" movement, striving to bring social media tools and Open Space gatherings to a wider audience. These efforts have no resulted in the launch of Social Media Club in order to better realize the vision he has for bringing diverse groups of people together to share their understanding of best practices in social media and "Real Marketing."

Website: http://socialmediaclubpdx.com/

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Tuesday
Mar 3, 2009
dMob
EastBurn

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

The dMob Concept

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

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Tuesday
Mar 10, 2009
Harlo Media, Inc.'s SchoomzePDX Networking Event
Blitz Ladd

Harlo Media is focused on the success of our business and personal networks. We continuously attend regular business professional networking events to help our associates make qualified connections.

Our Schmooze networking event is a welcoming business environment where you can meet other local professionals, pass cards and hang at some of Portland's premier locations

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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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Wednesday
Mar 25, 2009
IDSA's 3BY10 Design Speaking and Networking Series

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge. Admission is always free.

This month’s 3BY10 will be held on Wendesday, March 25.

5:15p - Doors open at souk - 322 NW 6th Ave, Suite 200 5:30p - Presentations 6:00p - Round table discussion 6:30p - Social hour at Someday Lounge - 125 NW 5th Ave

This month’s speakers:

Art Institute of Portland instructor Matthew Perkins presents his innovative, automotive-inspired seating project.

FUSE design principal Toren Orzeck.

Tanner Goods co-founder Sam Huff describes the founding of a new accessories brand.

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Thursday
Apr 16, 2009
April PDMA Social Event
Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego

The Oregon chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is pleased to present our 2nd Social Event in 2009! Join us in the Executive Lounge on the second floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel located in Lake Oswego.

This third event follows the highly success March Panel session and provides a comfortable, informal group setting where you can network with your peers and meet the members of the recently formed PDMA executive team. Come and learn about the next 2 educational sessions and the plans for 2009.

Where:

  Crowne Plaza – Lake Oswego
  14811 SW Kruse Oaks Drive
  Portland, Oregon

Details: * $10 in advance - http://www.pdma.org/oregon or $15 at the door. * Includes hors d'oeuvres and non-hosted Beer & Wine * Pricing is the same for members and non-members of the PDMA

PDMA Oregon Chapter Our mission is to help marketing professionals and organizations to identify, develop, and launch more innovative and profitable products and services through cross-industry collaboration, thought leadership, and the sharing of best practices and practical knowledge. We are extending our welcome to professionals whose expertise lies anywhere within the entire marketing/sales cycle.

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Tuesday
Apr 28, 2009
Networking Extravaganza

Speed Networking to learn about other local groups

If you are looking for new networking opportunities in Portland, join us on April 28th at souk.

One stop shopping! Come find out what sorts of groups exist in Portland. Don't bother with a google search and forget sifting through the 40 thousand results. Just show up and see over a dozen local organizations speak briefly about what their group has to offer. After the presentations you will have a chance to speak face to face with the people that piqued your interest.

Last year we had over 100 attendees and the opportunity for as much networking as you could handle in one night. Everyone will get a master resource list of all the groups represented and contact info - in case you didn't get to talk with everyone you wanted to.

We will have pizza and beverages on hand to keep you going strong through the evening.

$5 at the door to eat, drink and meet.

Please RSVP to [email protected] , however you can come even if you don't:

A short list of some of the groups that will be represented: Springboard Innovation Ladies Who Launch Pdxfx Connectpdx City Club New Leaders Green Drinks YWSE Leadership Portland AIGA (DMob) Self-Employed Creative Professionals OEN World Affairs Council Young Professionals Ticket Info: $5

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Wednesday
Apr 29, 2009
IDSA's 3BY10 Design Speaking and Networking Series
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge. Admission is always free.

5:45p - Doors open at University of Oregon, White Stag Building - NW Couch at NW 1st 6:00p - Presentations 6:30p - Round table discussion 6:45p - Social hour at Shanghai Tunnel - 211 SW Ankeny St

This month’s speakers:

Jason Hillbourne - designer of Bunkbots

Scott Peterson - president of the IDSA Oregon Chapter

Mackenzie Schubert - student in the University of Oregon Digital Arts program

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Monday
May 18, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton Resource Center

Here is the agenda for Monday May 18th.

12:00 - 12:30 - Round table:

1) Introductions
2) Successes of the past week
3) Events in coming week(s)
4) Job postings

12:30 - 13:15 - Theme of the week - Recruiters

- Who is using whom?
- Opinions & comments

13:15 - 13:30 - Networking

This is a weekly event and is open to all. We try to keep a similar format each week but change the key topic.

There is a PDX Job Search Group on LinkedIn too.

Tuesday
May 19, 2009
Portland's Pink Slip Party
Backspace

Portland’s companies have been hit hard by the recession and the tech crowd has seen the impact first-hand. However, there remains massive energy around Portland’s tech scene that doesn’t always find its way to the companies and individuals who can most benefit from its vitality. We believe strongly that Portland possesses the resources and the will to take care of its own.

In this dynamic and challenging economic climate finding a new job can be frustrating – companies are tending to extend fewer courtesies to job seekers and opportunities are harder to locate. The tools, methods, and resources for finding work have changed dramatically as a result of technology and the current recession. Identifying those organizations with the ability to guide and assist is tricky at best. Boly:Welch and YPOP are bringing together resources to help you through the process. The Pink Slip Party is a chance to begin the discussion and make new connections between innovative technical professionals and resourceful business leaders. Together we can make a difference.

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Wednesday
May 27, 2009
IDSA 3BY10
Art Institute of Portland Industrial Design Shop

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge.

Admission is always free.

5:45p - Doors open at The Art Institute of Portland Industrial Design Shop - 722 NW Couch St (note this is different from the main AI campus) 6:00p - Presentations and Q&A 7:00p - Social hour at Someday Lounge - two blocks away at 125 NW 5th Ave (happy hour until 8pm)

This month’s speakers:

John Cross Neumann - Industrial Designer at Intel's People and Practices group

Carrie Atkinson - founder of Sock It To Me Socks

Student presenter to be announced

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Monday
Jun 1, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton Resource Center

Here is the agenda for Monday May 25th.

12:00 - 12:30 - Round table:

1) Introductions
2) Successes of the past week
3) Events in coming week(s)
4) Job postings

12:30 - 13:15 - Theme of the week - TBD 13:15 - 13:30 - Networking

This is a weekly event and is open to all. We try to keep a similar format each week but change the key topic.

There is a PDX Job Search Group on LinkedIn too.

Wednesday
Jun 3, 2009
AMA Annual Conference: Forward '09 Brandologie
Sentinel Hotel

We're in a world now where people use brands to construct their personal, professional and social identities—where the meaning of a brand is based on the connections between people that transcend charts and graphs. It's all about cultural relevance and emotions—not hype.

Forward '09 is more than an event, or even two events. It's a powerful community where networking and collaboration provide a launching pad for lasting relationships.

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Thursday
Jun 11, 2009
Coroflot.com Creative Employment Confab
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

Every creative professional is looking for great work. Every creative organization is looking for great people.

This event matches these two groups for an intense 3 hour networking and recruiting event focused on making productive connections, and hiring and retaining outstanding creative workers.

The afternoon centers on a moderated panel discussion focusing on strategies for hiring top creative talent, and for getting yourself hired into these roles.

PANELISTS

Kirk James Creative Director, Cinco Design

Nick Oakley Head of Industrial Design, Mobility Group, Intel

Beth Sasseen Senior Design Recruiter, Nike

Chelsea Vandiver Head of Communications Design Group, Ziba Design

A cocktail reception will immediately follow the presentation and the remainder of the afternoon will be an open format. Mid- and senior-level designers, creative directors, recruiters, and other professionals in the product design, apparel, branding, and interaction design fields are encouraged to attend. Scheduling, registration and ticketing details can be found at the Creative Confab page at Coroflot.com.

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Monday
Jun 15, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton Resource Center

Theme: Focus on Networking

1) Bori Prasavanh ofKforce Professional Staffing will tells us the recruiter's view

2) Networking: Best practices and pitfalls

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. We share our our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

Monday
Jun 22, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton Resource Center

Theme: Lessons from a Customer of Outplacement Professionals

1) David Stannard will explain how these organizations work and best practices that he has gleaned from his experience

2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. We share our our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

Wednesday
Jun 24, 2009
IDSA 3BY10 - Portland's Creative Community in 30 Minutes
Someday Lounge

3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks include time for questions and discussion and socializing afterwards. Admission is always free.

This month’s 3BY10 will be held on Wendesday, June 24, featuring a somewhat altered (and improved, we hope) format from past months. We're moving the entire event to the Someday Lounge - 125 NW 5th Ave, allowing us access to their beautiful space, stage, and projection facilities, as well as their generous happy hour, which runs until 8pm. Our hope is that this will attract a few more folks who don't like "talks" as much as more casual events, while still offering a fantastic speaking venue. The schedule will also include a short intermission, and Q&A after each speaker, rather than clustered at the end. Come join us and see how it works out!

6:00p - First two presenters + Q&A 6:30p - Intermission 6:40p - Third presenter + Q&A 7:00p - Social hour

This month’s presenters:

Bill DeRouchey - Interaction Designer, ZIBA Freddy Weigle - Industrial Design Graduate, Art Institute of Portland Carl Alviani - Industrial Designer and Editorial Director of Coroflot.com

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Monday
Jun 29, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton Resource Center

Theme: Health Care

1) Health care options for the unemployed. Our guest intends to present on a variety of health care topics, COBRA, etc

2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. We share our our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

Tuesday
Jun 30, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton City Library

Monday July 27th: 12:00 to 1:30 PM Beaverton Public Library Meeting Room A 12375 SW 5th Street Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Theme: Leveraging Sales Skills in Your Job Search 1) Adding Sales Skills to Your Personal Job Search Toolkit Another in a series of education on tools that can be leveraged in your career. Learn how sales people use techniques that are directly applicable to career changes. 2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. Each meeting provides practical tools and a forum for networking to make your job search more effective. We share our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

Monday
Jul 13, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton City Library

Theme: Revealing the mysteries of successful blogs

1)John Goalby will explain the mysteries and benefits of blogging All you ever wanted to know about Blogging. Another in a series of education on tools that can be leveraged in your career. Learn the basics of blogging.

2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. Each meeting provides practical tools and a forum for networking to make your job search more effective. We share our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

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Monday
Jul 20, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton City Library

Theme: Leveraging Sales Skills in Your Job Search

1) Adding Sales Skills to Your Personal Job Search Toolkit Another in a series of education on tools that can be leveraged in your career. Learn how sales people use techniques that are directly applicable to career changes.

2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. Each meeting provides practical tools and a forum for networking to make your job search more effective. We share our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

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Monday
Jul 27, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton City Library

Theme: Skills and abilities to enter Renewable Energy

1) Employment in the Renewable Energy Sector Another in a series of education on tools that can be leveraged in your career. Learn what transferable skills are valued by the Renewable Energy sector. Discover the sought after skills and certifications.

2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. Each meeting provides practical tools and a forum for networking to make your job search more effective. We share our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

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Monday
Aug 3, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton City Library

Theme: The D.A.T.A. Approach

1) D.A.T.A. – what is it and how does it apply to your career? Continuing education series: Marsha Warner, Director Career Services at Dorrigan & Associates will talk about how the D.A.T.A. approach applies to moving your job search forward purposefully.

2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. Each meeting provides practical tools and a forum for networking to make your job search more effective. We share our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

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Monday
Aug 10, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton Resource Center

Theme: Gaining Control over Your Environment

1) Gaining Control over Your Environment Continuing education series: Kenneth Cone, CPA and Principal at Management Business Advisors will talk about how we can react to situations in response to external factors that we don’t control.

2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. Each meeting provides practical tools and a forum for networking to make your job search more effective. We share our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

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Monday
Aug 17, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton Resource Center

Theme: Eliminating Stress in the New Millenium

1) Eliminating Stress in the New Millenium Continuing education series: "Coping” with stress just isn’t enough during these chaotic times. While learning to negotiate so many changes in your professional and personal lives you’re realizing that the time has come to live life, be in the workplace and do business in new ways.

Linda Russek at Harvard, has demonstrated that all physical systems exchange influential energy. And because this energy is influential, it contains information that creates an effect. We are all connected and effected by others.

Learn how you are energetically effecting others and learn a quick and easy way to eliminate stress throughout your day: mulch, recharge and stay charged.

2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. Each meeting provides practical tools and a forum for networking to make your job search more effective. We share our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

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Thursday
Aug 20, 2009
SAO ConnectPDX
Blitz

Looking for new networking opportunities? Join us for SAO ConnectPDX, free and open networking from 4-6pm every Thursday at Blitz (Pearl).

Free registration + great happy hour + great PDX connections = time well spent!

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Monday
Aug 24, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton City Library

Theme: The secrets of successfully working with recruiters

1) The secrets of successfully working with recruiters Continuing education series: Connie Dorrigan of Dorrigan & Associates and author of the “Don’t Interview – Audition” will reveal how to work with recruiters as part of your career transition.

2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. Each meeting provides practical tools and a forum for networking to make your job search more effective. We share our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

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Monday
Aug 31, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group
Beaverton Resource Center

Theme: TBA

1) TBA

2) Networking time

This is an open event for Portland job hunters. Each meeting provides practical tools and a forum for networking to make your job search more effective. We share our techniques and ways to improve our job hunting success. Each week has a theme and time for networking.

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Monday
Sep 7, 2009
West Side PDX Job Search Group [HOLIDAY - NO EVENT]
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Thursday
Oct 1, 2009
Premier of Gresham Area Pub Talks
4th Street Brewing Company

Are you an entrepreneur or inventor? Do you have a small business that you’re ready to take to the next level? Are you interested in stimulating the venture capital activity in Gresham and East Multnomah County?

Introducing the launch of an exciting new opportunity to network and learn from investors and entrepreneurs and to mingle with others who are navigating the world of entrepreneurship.

Come hear local entrepreneur Hiroshi Morihara, the founder of HM3 Energy and VIA Press. Mr. Morihara has also served as Chairman and CEO of Peninsula Laboratories and President for the American Peptide Company. Mr. Morihara will speak on entrepreneurship and the experiences he has had working with community resources such as the Community College, utility companies and local government in bringing a business idea forward into profitability.

Two companies will give a five minute pitch on who they are and what they do and will solicit feedback from the experienced entrepreneurs in the audience.

Admission is $5 per person for light appetizers, cash or check accepted, with a no host bar.

This event presented by the East Metro Economic Alliance in cooperation with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

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Tuesday
Oct 20, 2009
ABPMP Round Table
Buffalo Gap,

Cost: Free, please buy coffee/ breakfast Interested: please e-mail: [email protected]

Are you looking for other professionals who are implementing or working on business process projects? Are you interested in business process and need help getting started? Are you interested in sharing and learning best practices? Do you want real on the ground practical advice or can you give others help?

ABPMP (Association of Business Process Management Professionals) is building a community of practice in Portland. Come join us for our first un-roundtable. We will start with introductions and topic selection followed by a group discussion. The meeting will be moderated by a BPM professional.

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Friday
Nov 6, 2009
Agile networking lunch
McMenamins on Broadway

This is an informal lunch that happens regularly on the first Friday of the month. Come chat about agile software development with practitioners and folks who would like to be practitioners. Interest is required; experience is not.

Tuesday
Dec 8, 2009
ABPMP Round Table
Buffalo Gap,

Cost: Free, please buy coffee/ breakfast Interested: RSVP on Linked-in bit.ly/2lhrb

Are you looking for other professionals who are implementing or working on business process projects? Are you interested in business process and need help getting started? Are you interested in sharing and learning best practices? Do you want real on the ground practical advice or can you give others help?

ABPMP (Association of Business Process Management Professionals) is building a community of practice in Portland. Come join us for our first un-roundtable. We will start with introductions and topic selection followed by a group discussion. The meeting will be moderated by a BPM professional. www.abpmp.org -- www.bit.ly/oMW70

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Wednesday
Jan 20, 2010
OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: CEO Success Profile - What is the job of the CEO?
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs understand the critical areas of focus for being a successful CEO. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

Successful CEOs often focus on 4 tasks, 6 roles, and 5 performance dimensions. The group will discuss what this means and help you become a more successful leader. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Box lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

OEN Member Registration: $46.00
Non-member Registration: $86.00

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Business Plan Development Seminar - January
Beaverton Public Library - Conference Room

This seminar reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

When: Wednesday, January 20th Time: 4:00 - 6:15 PM Where: Beaverton Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Meeting Room B, Beaverton, Oregon 97005 (corner of SW 5th St. and SW Hall Blvd)

OEN Member Registration: $30.00
Non-member Registration: $70.00

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Tuesday
Jan 26, 2010
EcoTuesday

EcoTuesday is a structured networking event for sustainable business leaders that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month in cities across the country.

Here's a brief outline of what takes place at each event: -Arrive at the venue, settle in, and meet new people -Learn about the cutting edges of sustainable business from an expert -Quickly introduce yourself & your project to a roomful of people -Network with people you learned about during the Introduction Circle

This month's speaker: Richard Brenne

Richard Brenne is an award-winning screenwriter last produced by Discovery Channel, HBO and Warner Bros. He first wrote about climate change in 1988. Richard will be discussing the real issues of climate change and what it means for us today. He's eager to discuss the calls to action that can include you, your career, business and industry - and to have fun doing it!

Refreshments will be provided.

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Monday
Feb 8, 2010
Mobile Monday
Backspace

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

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

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Thursday
Feb 11, 2010
3 Ways to Grow Your Company with Internal Sources of Revenue
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

Compared to the lush capital environment of the 90s, the new millennium has been an arid desert. What internal cash sourcing strategies are working? What processes and methods ensure that funds and resources are being used efficiently? What stories can be shared? What does the future capital environment hold and what type of internal cash generation revenues are yet to be found in your company?

Learn from emerging business executives who have found their oases to survive these difficult times. Panelists will discuss how they’ve managed their most precious asset - cash!

You will learn: - Strategies for survival and growth - When to hire/reduce employees - How to manage vendor and customer relationships to increase/steady cash flow - Common and uncommon ways to source cash
internally

Panelists: All have direct experience in leading companies at least once (most more) on limited external capital.

  • Chris O'Leary, Chief Financial Officer, Phoseon Technology
  • David Silverman, Chief Financial Officer, Lifecom
  • Kit Johnson, President and Principal Consultant, LedgerSource, LLC

Moderator: - Les Fahey, Fahey Ventures LLC, is a business advisor to emerging growth technology companies. Retired from KPMG and considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of Tech in Portland.

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Tuesday
Feb 23, 2010
EcoTuesday

EcoTuesday is a structured networking event for sustainable business leaders that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

This month's speaker: Kevin Pile, he is a leading expert in green career pathways. He is recognized as a green business leader with his recent Ecotrain Green Career Guide publication. Kevin has over 17 years of “eco” interest, and this is evident when you hear the passion in his voice. He will speak his understanding of a sustainable economy while presenting the opportunity for business and job seekers looking for green pathways.

Here's a brief outline of what takes place at each event: -Arrive at the venue, settle in, and meet new people -Learn about the cutting edges of sustainable business from an expert -Quickly introduce yourself & your project to a roomful of people -Network with people you learned about during the Introduction Circle

The event is FREE if you register online, or $10 at the door. Refreshments provided.

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Wednesday
Mar 17, 2010
Write to Sell: Learn the Basics of Copywriting
Rosenbaum Financial

Learn 3 steps to writing marketing copy that grabs attention, drives sales, and earns you money.

Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers shows you how to Organize your thoughts Pick a key message Write benefit-based marketing copy Deliver DREAMY words so your message is memorable!

Seating limited to 10. Come network with other business pros and get your top writing questions answered.

$65/person

RSVP Required: Susan Rich 503-341-6674

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Tuesday
Mar 23, 2010
EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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Thursday
Mar 25, 2010
OEN SwapMeet - March
Someday Lounge

Ready to innovate? Launch a company? Meet the mover's and shakers or Oregon's entrepreneurial community?

Oregon's economy is going to rebound and thrive with innovators and entrepreneurs leading the way by developing new opportunities for economic growth. SwapMeet is a great way to meet the people who are the drivers of this effort.

Join us at the OEN SwapMeet, a networking program specifically for people looking to connect with entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and the people who can help Oregon businesses grow.

There's no entrance fee, and no pressure. Just networking, connecting, and a no-host happy hour! We hope to see you there.

When: Thursday, March 25th Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where: Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR Cost: No fee

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Saturday
Mar 27, 2010
Write to Sell: Learn the Basics of Copywriting
Rosenbaum Financial

Learn 3 steps to writing marketing copy that grabs attention, drives sales, and earns you money.

Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers shows you how to Organize your thoughts Pick a key message Write benefit-based marketing copy Deliver DREAMY words so your message is memorable!

Seating limited to 10. Come network with other business pros and get your top writing questions answered.

$65/person

RSVP Required: Susan Rich 503-341-6674

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Thursday
Apr 8, 2010
TechAmerica Oregon - Secrets from Successful Marketers
Oregon Zoo

About the Program: You know the old saying that the only constant is change. That applies very much to today’s business climate. Budgets remain tight. The old communications channels are giving way to new ones. In uncertain times do you hunker down? Do you act boldly? Do you double down on your investment? What’s your strategy?

Top corporate and marketing executives coming to this TechAmerica Emerging Business breakfast will learn from four experienced marketers how to establishing an actionable marketing plan as a road-map for growth, including how to measure marketing program effectiveness.

Attendees will learn: - What are the marketing mistakes that can doom companies

  • How to think strategically in developing a marketing plan

  • What are some techniques for measuring marketing success

  • When to abandon a strategy and try something else

  • When and how to change the playing field

  • What role social networking should be playing in your marketing plans

The panelists: - Martyn Etherington, Vice President, Marketing and Operations, Tektronix

  • Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, Vice President of Marketing, Webtrends, Inc.

  • Kevin Renner, President, B2B Marketing Strategies

  • Kevin Tate, Founder & Principal, StepChange Group

Moderator: - Bob Patterson, President, MKTX, Inc.

Details: When: Thursday, April 8, 2010 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Where: Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room, Portland, OR Cost: $35 TechAmerica Members, $35 SAO & OEN Technology Industry Members, $55 Nonmember Technology Companies, $95 Other Nonmembers

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact [email protected], (503) 624-5715.

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Wednesday
Apr 14, 2010
OEN Pub Talk- SplashCast- What Happened?
Backspace

Failure isn’t always a bad thing as long as you learn from it. SplashCast, launched in 2007, was originally founded around the notion of helping consumers put together videos, text, graphics and music embedded in broadcast "channels." Despite raising over $4 million in funding, SplashCast was unable to survive and closed its doors in 2009.

Please join OEN for the April 14th PubTalk to hear what happened, and what the team learned from failure. You will hear from one of the Founders of SplashCast, as well as a few investors in the company. This panel discussion will highlight the positive moves the company made, as well as share some valuable lessons of what to avoid. Learning from their insights and knowledge will undoubtedly help you in your decision making processes so that your company may avoid the same pitfalls.

Speakers: Tom Turnbull; Investors: Angela Jackson and Jon Karl; Moderator: Dave deFiebre

Tom Turnbull Tom Turnbull is a lawyer and entrepreneur. He has worked in business development, product, and legal roles at three venture backed startups. Of the three startups, one was a success (Internet Brands, Inc. NASDAQ: INET), one a soft landing (BizBuyer.com), and the last a sad ending (SplashCast Media). Tom also headed up new media strategy and business development for the LA Times and business development for Knowledge Learning Corporation. Additionally, he was a consulting manager at Andersen and a transactional lawyer. He received a law degree from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from New York University with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurial studies.

Jon Karl Jon is an experienced entrepreneur who co-founded two Portland companies, ieLogic and iovation. As Vice President of Corporate Development for iovation, Jon plays a role in defining the company's business strategy, and is responsible for the creation of strategic partnerships, technology alliances and mergers or acquisitions. At ieLogic, Jon was instrumental in creating and driving the company brand and technology innovation that led to the company's successful sale in just five years.

An expert in the areas of Internet security and fraud management, Jon is a frequent speaker at industry trade shows, where he speaks on various topics including online fraud management, online privacy, and emerging technologies that protect online environments against fraud and abuse.

Jon holds a B.S. in Economics from Oregon State University, and has been an active investor over the last 5 years in a diverse range of start-up ventures. He lives in Tualatin with his wife, two boys, a dozen chickens and a dog.

OEN member registration is $15.00 Non OEN member registration is $25.00

Please visit the OEN Website to register for this event

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Thursday
Apr 22, 2010
OEN New Member Orientation
Moss Adams

Come learn how to get the most out of your OEN membership at the New Member Orientation, on Thursday, April 22nd, at the offices of Moss Adams (805 SW Broadway, Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97205) in downtown Portland at 4:00 PM.

This is a great opportunity to learn about OEN educational programs and networking events, meet other members, OEN staff and volunteers.

Please register for this event online or contact us by phone at 503.222.2270 or by email at [email protected].

Check-in instructions: Please check-in at the reception desk on the 12th floor. There the receptionist will direct you to the 11th floor for the orientation.

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Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum - Republican Candidates
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

Multnomah Athletic Club 1849 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR 97 -

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN), Software Association of Oregon (SAO), Oregon Business Association (OBA) and the Portland Business Alliance are presenting the 2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Forums. Tech America will be a supporting organization for the forums

Oregon’s economy is facing great challenges. The state is struggling with serious budgetary shortfalls and that is exacerbated by an unemployment rate that is hovering above 10 percent. With the recent passage of measures 66 & 67 many Oregonians question what the impact will be for Oregon businesses. Policies that support and encourage business growth and economic development are a top-of-mind priority for many Oregonians. These candidate forums are intended to provide an opportunity for members of the business community to ask the candidates from each party what they would do to help support business and economic growth in Oregon.

The Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate forum will take place on Wednesday, April 7 at Portland General Electric’s auditorium located at 121 SW Salmon St, 2WTC in Portland. It will feature Democratic candidates Bill Bradbury (www.bradburyfororegon.com) and John Kitzhaber, (www.johnkitzhaber.com).

The Republican Gubernatorial Candidate forum will take place on Tuesday, April 27 at 1849 SW Salmon St. in Portland. It will feature Republican candidates Allen Alley (www.allenalley.com and Chris Dudley (www.chrisdudley.com).

Tickets are required for onsite attendees and individual live stream access. Registration is recommended for satellite venues.

The gubernatorial candidate forum will be held prior to the primaries and will be moderated by Laural Porter of KGW News (twitter.com/lauralkgw). Check-in begins at 4:00PM. The program will begin at 4:30 PM and will run to 6:00 PM. Tickets are $20 for members of presenting or supporting organizations and $40 for non-members. We encourage attendees to pre-register online using the link below.

The forums will be streamed live over the web. Individual web stream tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance, but business community members outside of the Portland area may attend a satellite event in their local area at no charge.

For more information about the forums, or to register for either of these events, please go to:

Democratic Candidates Forum: www.sao.org/event/dgp

Republican Candidates Forum: www.sao.org/event/rgp

Follow the discussions on twitter: #pdxGDP & #pdxRGP.

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Business for Culture and the Arts Networking Event
Heathman Hotel

YPOP is hosting "Business for Culture and the Arts" for April's networking event for local professionals at the Heathman Hotel. The best networking in Portland, information on local arts organizations, drawings for great prizes, and enrollment for BCA's Art of Leadership program.

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EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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Wednesday
May 12, 2010
OEN PubTalk - The Art of Bootstrapping
Backspace

Join OEN at the May 12 PubTalk where five successful entrepreneurs will reveal to you their secrets on the art of bootstrapping. The founders of Jama Software, Paydici, Rumblefish and Reliable Remodeler will share with you how, prior to their first round of funding (if any), they used creative solutions and drew from nontraditional resources to build their companies with limited capital. They'll share their advice on where to cut corners and help you identify when you can't afford to be cheap. You’ll also learn how to grow a company organically; creative ways to generate and manage cash flow, and the challenges of putting everything at risk.

This panel discussion will be moderated by Rick Turoczy, the founder and principal writer of Silicon Florist, Portland's premier blog on technology and entrepreneurship.

Moderator: Rick Turoczy of Silicon Floriist Panelists: Eric Winquist of Jama Software, Eli Alford-Jones of Paydici, Paul Anthony of Rumblefish and Eric Doebele of Reliable Remodeler.

Panelist Bios

Eric Doebele, Reliable Remodeler Eric Doebele is a serial entrepreneur and active advisor to startup companies. He started several companies including HandymanOnline in 1997, which raised over $27 Million in venture capital grew to over 300 employees, and was later acquired by ServicMagic.com. In 2001, he founded ReliableRemodeler.com, a leading nationwide home improvement contractor matching service that has matched remodeling contractors to over 700,000 home improvement projects. In 2007, ReliableRemodeler.com ranked 187th in the 2007 Inc. 500’s list of fastest growing companies. Eric sold ReliableRemodeler.com to Quinstreet in 2008, where he then held the role of Vice President of Home Services. He was named a "Leader of the Pack – 20 young(ish) Oregonians who are making things happen" by Oregon Business Magazine. Eric is a board member or active advisor to several companies, including ISG Illumination Systems, SecondPorch, Giftango, Paydici, and EnhanceScape. He is an active member of the Oregon Angel Fund, and served on the planning committee for Angel Oregon 2010.

Eric Winquist, Jama Software Eric Winquist is an accomplished entrepreneur and project manager with over 15 years experience working with a wide range of enterprise organizations, teams and technologies. In 2001, Eric founded Redside Solutions, a software development consulting firm. As CEO, Eric grew Redside to a multi-million dollar business with 100% annual growth rates. At Redside, Eric saw first-hand the need companies had for collaborative requirements management which led to the creation of Jama Software and the development of Jama Contour. In March 2006, Eric founded Jama Software with the vision of providing customers a more collaborative way to develop new products and eliminate the common frustrations with traditional approaches to requirements management. Jama has created a powerful Web-based application called Contour that's used by thousands every day to manage billions of dollars in research and development projects.

Please visit the OEN website to register for this event.

OEN Members: $15.00 Non OEN Members: $25.00

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Wednesday
May 19, 2010
WebVisions 2010
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WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com) is a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web design, technology, user experience and business strategy from May 19 - 21, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Attend workshops with the experts, chill out in the WebVisions lounge, and network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.

Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, technologists and industry leaders. I invite you to join us for an event that's seen as "the creative conference for the Web."

Cheers,

Brad M. Smith
Executive Director

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Tuesday
May 25, 2010
OEN HR Outreach Event - Hiring Right: Asking the Right Questions
Perkins & Company

Perkins & Company 1211 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1000 Portland, OR 97204-

•Improve your own interviewing communication skills

•Identify what questions you would like your candidates to ask

•Know what you’re listening for when you ask, “Do you have any questions?”

•Uncover how serious your candidates are about your job offering

Speaker: Kathy Maixner www.sellingsmartonline.com.

When: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm Where: Perkins & Co., 1211 SW Fifth Ave, Ste. 1000, Portland, OR 97204 What: Hiring Right: Asking the Right Questions (seminar and discussion) Cost: FREE to OEN members, $30 for non-members

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EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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Thursday
Jun 3, 2010
OEN Workshop - What if we're doing it all wrong? Predicting if your business will survive or fail
Perkins & Company

How can I better predict if my business will likely survive or fail? Is it possible to know in advance whether I'm going to beat the competition? How can I shape my business into a strategy that is more likely to succeed?"

As it turns out, relatively quiet empirical models have surfaced that begin to answer these questions with astonishing results. Pioneering this research, first at Intel and then at Harvard, Thomas Thurston has offered to share this fascinating work, the results, and the actionable implications for managers.

Thomas Thurston is President and Managing Director of Growth Science International, LLC. - www.growthsci.com

Outline: 2 hours 1 hour, 15 minutes - lecture (including Q&A and discussions) 30 min group activity 15 minutes - wrap up

To register for this event, please visit the OEN events page.

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Monday
Jun 7, 2010
OEN Gazelle Peer-to-Peer Group - June
Perkins Coie (PDX)

Perkins Coie 1120 N.W. Couch Street, 10th Floor Portland, OR 97209-

The OEN Gazelle Peer-to-Peer Group brings together CEOs of growing companies in a trusting environment where they can share the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. This learning and support group will meet quarterly. The focus will be you, the entrepreneur, sharing real life successes, challenges and failures. Through an established protocol, participants can discuss points of pain they are facing, and tap into this support group to safely discuss business and personal growth issues.

The OEN Gazelle program will also provide the connection between this group of emerging entrepreneurial CEOs and established CEO mentors, providing all participants a personal board of advisors.

Who can attend? This group is limited to only CEOs of growth companies with revenue greater than $3M and less than $50M. Registration list will be reviewed to ensure all registrants meet qualifications.

Group will be limited to 25 people.

Event Details: Monday, June 7, 2010 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Perkins Coie 1120 N.W. Couch Street, 10th floor. Portland, OR 97209 Sponsored by: Perkins Coie LLP – www.perkinscoie.com

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$75 OEN Members $150 Non Members

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Wednesday
Jun 9, 2010
OEN PubTalk™: Oregon Beer Entrepreneurs - The Seeds of Suds
Backspace

Backspace 115 Northwest 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97209-

Oregon is a utopia for beer, contributing more than $2.3 billion to the economy and employing more than 4700 employees. With 74 brewing companies (32 in Portland alone), operating 102 brewing facilities in 45 cities in Oregon, its no wonder that we are the envy of beer lovers everywhere (source: Oregon Brewers Guild).

Join OEN at the June PubTalk where 3 Oregon Beer-preneurs: Charlie Devereaux of Double Mountain, Irene Firmat of Full Sail and Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing will share their stories and answer your questions including:

What does it take to start a brewery?

Should I invest in a craft beer startup?

What’s the outlook for the industry?

A PubTalk™ in the truest sense - this is an event not to be missed!

Speakers

Charlie Devereux, Double Mountain Irene Firmat, Full Sail Brewing Company Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi Brewing

Please register for this event at the OEN events page

Member Registration: $15.00 Non Member registration: $25.00

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Tuesday
Jun 22, 2010
EcoTuesday - Portland

EcoTuesday is committed to changing the way people do business. The monthly event provides a structured environment where sustainable business leaders network with one another and gain insight from industry thought–leaders and trendsetters. Everyone in the room quickly learns about everyone else during the “introduction circle”. EcoTuesday.com connects participants between events, serves as a hub for conversations and showcases local businesses.

The vision of EcoTuesday is for business people to share ideas and collaborate so that companies develop products and services that have a positive impact on the marketplace and planet.

EcoTuesday takes place in cities across the country on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Go to www.ecotuesday.com for more information and to sign up for the mailing list.

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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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Tuesday
Jul 20, 2010
CivicApps Awards Ceremony
NedSpace

Please note the new date, Tuesday, July 20th

Join CivicApps, Microsoft and the Software Association of Oregon at NedSpace Downtown to network, socialize, and publicly honor the best app entries for the first round of apps development. The evening will culminate in the "Best of Show" award, recognizing the top app among the "blue ribbon" award winning apps for Most Useful, Most Appealing, Most Original, Best Use of Data and Civic Choice apps.

Come meet with your fellow developers, entrepreneurs, potential investors/employers, and others. Register today to reserve your spot at http://civicappsawards.eventbrite.com

Hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and a no-host bar will be available.

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Wednesday
Jul 21, 2010
OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: Business Models
IronStone Bank

309 SW Sixth Avenue (Ironstone Bank Conference Room) Portland, OR 97204-

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs gain some insightful perspectives on Business Models. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

We all talk about business models but do we really understand what they are? In this session of the OEN CEO Roundtable, the group will discuss the different types of business models and delve into understanding which type may be the best fit for your company. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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Friday
Aug 27, 2010
Portland Ten Summer Social
NedSpace Old Town

We are excited to celebrate the completion of Portland Ten's 2010 Summer Startup Challenge. It has been a great summer and we would like to recognize all of our founders' hard work!

We will be honoring the graduates of the summer Portland Ten and Sprint programs as well as celebrating the 18-month birthday of Portland Ten! Drinks and dessert will be served!

Please RSVP on Upcoming @ http://bit.ly/dBHh3R or email [email protected].

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Wednesday
Sep 8, 2010
OEN Graduate Student Networking Workshop
Miller Nash

Facebook and Myspace wont land you a job or help you grow your business. Get back to basics and learn how to build your own personal network! Join the Oregon Entrepreneurial Network for a two-part event, exclusively for graduate students, aimed at providing you with the skills you need to build a successful network and successfully leverage your contacts.

Start with a roundtable discussion led by Bill Etheredge, a long time entrepreneur, recently retired VP of Sales for Tektronix, and currently Principal of WCE Consulting Group. Learn the ins and outs of personal networking including how to strategically build your network, how to present yourself effectively, and how to manage your contacts.

Then head over to Backspace for free entry into OEN's September Pub Talk, put your skills to the test and begin building your network by engaging with local entrepreneurs, investors and service providers.

Locations: • Miller Nash (Networking Workshop), 111 SW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97204

• Backspace (PubTalk), 115 NW 5th Ave, Portland OR 97209

Schedule: 4:00 - Round Table Discussion Starts 5:00 - Networking Starts at PubTalk 5:30 - Company Presentations Start 7:00 - Continue Networking

Cost: $35 for non-members; Free for student members. If you are a student member and unsure of how to log in, please contact Larry Williams, OEN Web/IT Manager, at 503-222-2270 x 17 or [email protected] and he can take care of your registration.

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OEN PubTalk™ - Activewear Innovation Mecca
Backspace

Portland is rapidly becoming a mecca for innovation in activewear. From interchangeable shoe soles, to breathable outerwear for cycling and snowboarding, to sustainable fashion designs, there are terrific innovations happening locally! Activewear firms design, develop, manufacture, market, distribute and sell apparel, footwear and gear for active outdoor recreation. The activewear category consists of more than 300 firms in Oregon, employing more than 14,000 people with an approximate payroll of $1.2 billion. The activewear industry cluster is growing in Oregon and includes numerous start-ups that are creating local jobs and using the rich and talented local knowledge base. This exciting industry cluster is designing and producing innovative products that address niche markets that are currently underserved by the local giants.

Join the OEN at the September Pub Talk to hear from four activewear entrepreneurs who will share their stories of how they got started, how they have grown, and the unique opportunities available to them because of their presence in this hotbed of innovation.

Moderator: Rob Langstaff - RYZ

Panelists: Bill Worthington - OluKai Sean Beers - Korkers Ed Dalton - Showers Pass Carrie Atkinson - Sock it to me

OEN Member Fee: $15.00
Non-Member Fee: $25.00

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Wednesday
Sep 15, 2010
OEN Workshop: What's your company worth? Everything you need to know about company valuation
Lane Powell

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:

Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?

What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?

How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?

How do investors determine the valuation?

How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

$30 for OEN Members; $70 for non-members.

Speaker: Naomi Derner Naomi Derner, CFA is the founder and managing director of Derner Valuation Consulting. Prior to 2008, she was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin. After joining Houlihan Lokey in 1999, she performed and managed fairness opinions and the valuations of public and private securities as well as intangible assets for a wide variety of purposes including financial reporting purposes, tax reporting purposes, transactions, IPO planning, litigation, stock and stock option grants, recapitalizations, gift and estate tax planning, ESOP updates and general corporate planning purposes. Ms. Derner has valuation experience across a wide variety of industries, with specific expertise in technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development.

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OEN Workshop: What's your company worth? Everything you need to know about company valuation
Lane Powell

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as: • Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor? • What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it? • How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues? • How do investors determine the valuation? • How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

OEN Member Registration: $30.00
Non-member Registration: $70.00

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OEN SW WA PubTalk
AHA!

SW WA PubTalk : Wed. Sept 15, 2010 : 5:15pm – 7:15pm

DETAILS : Come join us at the Sept 15th SW WA PubTalk… A great place to meet people, build business networks, share relevant information, and connect start-up firms w/ VC capital.

LOCATION : AHA! 415 West Sixth St., Ste. # 605 Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 750-1680

REGISTER : OEN member cost : $15 Non-member cost : $25

Registration: @ 123.signup : https://s07.123signup.com/servlet/SignUp?PG=1520184182300&P=152018400

HOSTED by : OEN : CREDC : SWWDC SPONSORS : Bullivant Houser Bailey PC : Blind Onion Pizza

Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=AHA!&hl=en&cd=1&ei=QQNrTPePFZCyoAT03tDEBw&sig2=HthE8VxOTlmvnrWZ-WLxgg&ie=UTF8&view=map&cid=4281369456162678840&ved=0CB4QpQY&hq=AHA!&hnear=&ll=45.625458,-122.675421&spn=0.008704,0.021544&z=16&iwloc=A

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SW Washington PubTalk - September
AHA!

SW Washington PubTalk™ attendance and success continues to rise - 120 people participated in the June event which received a 90+ percent satisfaction rating by attendees. Don't miss this unique opportunity to interact with innovators in your local community. Back by popular demand, the evening will feature a business pitch from a local startup company. Advance registration is encouraged to allow event organizers to plan accordingly.

Location: AHA! 415 West Sixth Street, Suite 605, Vancouver, WA 98660.

Time: 5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Please direct questions or comments to Stephanie Weldy at [email protected].

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Friday
Sep 17, 2010
OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership - December
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on June 24th, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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Wednesday
Sep 22, 2010
2010 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Celebration
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Join us at OEN's premier annual fundraising event to get inspired while you give entrepreneurs the support they deserve.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Doors open: 5:30 PM

Networking & Opening Reception: 5:30 PM

Silent wine Auction featuring select Oregon Wineries

Welcome & Awards Ceremony: 7:00 PM

Awards will be presented in four categories that allow competition between companies in different markets based on performance during a particular stage in the company’s development: OEN Development Stage Company of the Year

OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year

OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year

OEN Entrepreneurship Award for Individual Achievement

2010 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Pricing Earlybird: Until August 2, 2010 Individual seat: $165 Table of 10 (includes wine at table): $1700

Regular Pricing: August 3 - September 22 Individual seat: $185 Table of 10 (includes wine at table): $1900

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations before August 20th registrants will receive a refund. Sorry no refunds after August 20.

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Early Bird Ticket - Individual seat: $165.00 *
Early Bird - Full Table Reservation: $1,700.00

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2010 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Celebration
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Join us at OEN's premier annual fundraising event to get inspired while you give entrepreneurs the support they deserve.

Networking & Opening Reception: 5:30 PM • Silent wine Auction featuring select Oregon Wineries

Welcome & Awards Ceremony: 7:00 PM

Awards will be presented in four categories that allow competition between companies in different markets based on performance during a particular stage in the company’s development: • OEN Development Stage Company of the Year • OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year • OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year • OEN Entrepreneurship Award for Individual Achievement

Individual Seat: $185.00
Full-Table Reservation: $1,900.00

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Thursday
Sep 30, 2010
OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership - September
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on June 24th, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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OEN Business Concept Workshop – September
City of Hillsboro Civic Center

The business concept development workshop is an opportunity for the prospective entrepreneur to meet face-to-face with two experienced people from within the emerging business sector, who would provide an honest, impartial critique of the business idea or model, in an informal setting. This review gives you one hour with two experts - where you can pose your business model for feedback, discussion and advice on next steps. It's one of the best ways to prepare you for that next step: creating your business plan.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 10 entrepreneurs.

Registration Fee: $30.00

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OEN SwapMeet
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? At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN Member Orientation 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.

Cost: FREE

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OEN SwapMeet - September
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? At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN Member Orientation 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.

Registration: $0.00

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Thursday
Oct 7, 2010
OEN Workshop - What if we're doing it all wrong? Predicting if your business will survive or fail
Lane Powell

"How can I better predict if my business will likely survive or fail? Is it possible to know in advance whether I'm going to beat the competition? How can I shape my business into a strategy that is more likely to succeed?"

As it turns out, relatively quiet empirical models have surfaced that begin to answer these questions with astonishing results. Pioneering this research, first at Intel and then at Harvard, Thomas Thurston has offered to share this fascinating work, the results, and the actionable implications for managers.

Thomas Thurston is President and Managing Director of Growth Science International, LLC. - www.growthsci.com

Outline: 2 hours 1 hour, 15 minutes - lecture (including Q&A and discussions) 30 min group activity 15 minutes - wrap up

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Wednesday
Oct 13, 2010
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 1
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OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 1 - Call for Applications - Due Friday, September 10 at 5:00 PM

Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register to attend Round 1 of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk.

To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon competition, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, October 12th. Please register at the door after that time.

Items For Purchase Click here to use your OEN Member Login Information to register for the OEN Member items. (Please note that if the item is grayed out it means you have not yet logged in)

Available Items Price Qty
PubTalk Member Registration: $15.00 *
PubTalk Non-Member Registration: $25.00 *

Includes entry at one PubTalk and the Seed Oregon application fee.
$75.00 *
Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member: [+] Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member:

Includes entry at one PubTalk, a discounted one year OEN individual membership {$26 savings}, and the Seed Oregon application fee.
$174.00

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OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 1
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For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Tuesday, October 12th. Please register at the door after that time.

PubTalk Member Registration:$15.00
PubTalk Non-Member Registration:$25.00
Seed Oregon Application Fee - Member:$75.00
Seed Oregon Application Fee - Non-Member: $174.00

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Tuesday
Oct 19, 2010
OEN CEO Peer Discussion - Managing Your Board and Executive Compensation Strategies
Ethicspoint

EthicsPoint's President and CEO, David Childers, in conjunction with the OEN Gazelle Peer-to-Peer Group, invites CEO’s of companies with revenues between $10M - $30M to a frank conversation and sharing of ideas on Effective Strategies for Managing Your Board and Determining Executive Compensation Packages.

No fee but registration is required.

Speaker: David Childers, CIPP, President and CEO, EthicsPoint Mr. Childers is a pioneer in the field of Governance, Risk and Compliance and serves as a Board Member for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). He is a member of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), the International Association of Privacy Professionals - where he has been trained and is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) - where he has completed the Director of Professionalism course and is certified in Director Education. He is a charter member of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG), a coalition of the nation's business leaders assembled to develop compliance standards and guidelines. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and serves as the Vice Chairman for the Software Association of Oregon (SAO). Mr. Childers is a frequent lecturer on the subject of business ethics and was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance" by Treasury & Risk Magazine in 2008.

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Wednesday
Oct 27, 2010
Portland Monthly's Light a Fire 2010
Portland Art Museum

Light a Fire A Portland Monthly event benefiting OEN's Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Northwest

The Light A Fire Awards banquet honors the non-profit organizations and individuals whose extraordinary acts of service embody the spirit of giving in the Portland area and beyond.

The event features a cocktail hour, live entertainment, dinner and the awards presentation, including inspiring stories behind those who are quietly and profoundly helping the community.

OEN's EFNW Company of the Year receives their award at this event as well, spotlighting their contributions to building our community now and into the future.

Date:Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Portland Art Museum, Kridel Grand Ballroom Tickets: $600 for a table of six or $100 for individual seats

To purchase tickets: Call: 503-222-5144 x135 Purchase online at the Portland Monthly website.

For more information, contact: Connie Apa, Portland Monthly Magazine, 503-222-5144 X135 and [email protected] Lisa Sloan, OEN's EFNW, 503-957-5501 and [email protected]

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Thursday
Oct 28, 2010
Business Plan Development Seminar – October
City of Hillsboro Civic Center

This seminar reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 20 entrepreneurs.

Registration Fee: $30.00

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Business Plan Development Seminar - October
City of Hillsboro Civic Center

This seminar reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from two seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 20 entrepreneurs.

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM Location: City of Hillsboro Civic Center, Conference Rooms 113B & C 150 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Registration: $30 (same as the OEN Member rate)

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Thursday
Nov 4, 2010
Venture Northwest 2010
Sentinel Hotel

Entrepreneurial Innovation - The Future of the Northwest Ready to converge on the Northwest and discuss what makes it a great place for early and growth stage businesses? The Northwest is teaming with talent, rich with innovative ideas, and replete with people who know how to build great companies. But, what will make us even more attractive to entrepreneurs and investors? This year we're bringing together three critical drivers of the Northwest entrepreneurial economy to discuss what successfully fuels innovative business.

You'll hear leading VC's from across the country, dynamic state and local government leaders, as well as innovators from successful university commercialization programs share, debate and strategize new ideas for driving our economic success. You'll see presentations from 10 of the best early/growth stage companies in the region, seeking funding and partnership.

Converge at OEN's Venture Northwest. Be part of the conversation. Bring ideas for discussion. Help define the future of the Northwest's economic growth. Find new investment opportunities. Harness the power as we advance an exciting new era of entrepreneurial innovation.

Use this pricing chart to select the correct item and quantity below.

Prices for Individual Conference Attendees • Early Bird Registration (through Sept. 24th) - $275 Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

• General Registration (after Sept. 24th) - $325 Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

• Academic - current student/professor - $225 Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

Prices for Applicant Company Conference Attendees • Company Registration package for 10 Selected Companies – $300 * Available only to companies selected to present at the conference Includes: Venture Northwest Conference attendance for two people (Please name attendees in comments field), Intel / Perkins Coie Investor Reception, presentation coaching session, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

• Company Registration package for Applicant companies – $195 * Available only to applicant companies who were not selected Includes: VNW Conference attendance for two people (Please name attendees in comments field), Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee list

• Additional Associates from Registered Company – $195 * Available only to applicant companies who were not selected Includes: VNW Conference attendance, Resource Guide, and Printed Attendee List

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Wednesday
Nov 10, 2010
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon 2010 - Round 2
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OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 2 - Call for Applications - Due Wednesday, October 20 at 5:00 PM

Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register to attend Round 3 of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk.

To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon competition, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to not only to compete for funding opportunities, but to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, November 10th. Please register at the door after that time.

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Wednesday
Nov 17, 2010
OpenSpace Event: Blurring the Line Between QA & Dev in an Agile Environment
Norse Hall

Are you on a software engineering team? Does the project feel like a team effort all of the time? Between butting heads, agendas, communication issues, feature creep and shrinking schedules, these are difficult factors we all experience.

If you are in QA, learn how to move your Dev cohort to a test-first mentality. Or jump into a discussion on improving testing efficiency with risk based testing.

If you’re Dev, discover how to challenge your QA to add greater technical value throughout the project. Ever thought about co-ownership of code and tests? Come discuss and learn about the possibilities.

Join us for this full day Open Space structured event and engage with Agile luminaries such as Ward Cunningham, Wayne Allen, James Shore, Jeff McKenna, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and Jon Bach. Special thanks to Diana Larson for helping facilitate!

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Thursday
Dec 2, 2010
Finance Networking Event: Financing Your Company in the Post Melt Down Era
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

We are slowly emerging from the worst financial crisis since the great depression. Providers of business capital, from Wall Street and commercial banks, to venture capital firms and strategic acquirers, are beginning to re-deploy funds that have remained relatively idle for the last 18 months. Are investors looking at their opportunities differently, or is it back to business as usual?

What will you learn? - Are investors investing? - Are lenders lending? - What has changed? - How do I approach a banker, a venture capitalist, a strategic partner? - What should I expect to find? - Who can help me?

Panelists: - Clive Cook, Principal, CCSA, Inc. - As CXO, Clive has raised over $100 million in capital over the past 10 years. Clive has raised funds for early stage ventures as well as growth capital from private equity sources.

  • Mike McConnell, Chief Financial Officer, Digimarc Corporation - Since 1979, Michael has served as a Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and/or treasurer at several private and public companies.

  • Steve Buhaly, Chief Financial Officer, TriQuint Semiconductor - Mr. Buhaly has more than 20 years experience in finance and operations. In 2007 Steve joined TriQuint Semiconductor as Chief Financial Officer.

Moderator: - Norm Duffett, President, Orca Capital Corporation

Event Details: When: Thursday, December 2, 2010 Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. (7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and networking, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Program and Q&A) Place: Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room, Portland, Oregon Cost: $35 TechAmerica member, $55 nonmember technology company, $95 other nonmember To Register: TechAmerica Oregon(503) 624-5715

Thank you Perkins Coie LLP and Moss Adams LLP for sponsoring this event!

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OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership - December

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on June 24th, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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OEN Member Orientation - Leveraging Your OEN Membership
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event on Dec. 2nd, 2010, 4PM at Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th Avenue and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership!

Join us for the OEN SwapMeet immediately following the Member Orientation to practice your networking skills, meet new people and have some fun. Swap Meet is a free quarterly networking event also held at Someday Lounge, and begins at 5PM.

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OEN SwapMeet
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. 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? At 4:00 pm we are hosting an OEN Member Orientation 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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Wednesday
Dec 8, 2010
CEO Roundtable: Leveraged Negotiations
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about the art and science of negotiation. Attendees will learn how to leverage their instincts for more bargaining power when negotiating. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations from past transactions and gain strategies for more successful future outcomes.

This session will feature expert content provided by Donald (Don) W. Douglas, Managing Director of Leveraged Negotiations, LLC.

Our group will examine how best to prepare for a critical negotiation, the methods and styles of negotiation that are most effective, when and how to adjust to differing situations, optimal strategies to employ, and tactics of persuasion found to be most effective. You also will receive a high-level recap of the discussion and an application of these principles to a participant’s current transaction.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moderator: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com Content Expert: Don Douglas, Leveraged Negotiations, LLC- http://www.linkedin.com/in/leveragednegotiations

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: 309 SW 6th Ave. Ironstone Bank Conference Room Portland, OR 97204

Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services software and data engineering firm providing collaboration portals and business intelligence. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon’s Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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OEN CEO Roundtable: Leveraged Negotiations
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about the art and science of negotiation. Attendees will learn how to leverage their instincts for more bargaining power when negotiating. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations from past transactions and gain strategies for more successful future outcomes.

This session will feature expert content provided by Donald (Don) W. Douglas, Managing Director of Leveraged Negotiations, LLC.

Our group will examine how best to prepare for a critical negotiation, the methods and styles of negotiation that are most effective, when and how to adjust to differing situations, optimal strategies to employ, and tactics of persuasion found to be most effective. You also will receive a high-level recap of the discussion and an application of these principles to a participant’s current transaction.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Moderator: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com Content Expert: Don Douglas, Leveraged Negotiations, LLC- http://www.linkedin.com/in/leveragednegotiations

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: 309 SW 6th Ave. Ironstone Bank Conference Room Portland, OR 97204

Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services software and data engineering firm providing collaboration portals and business intelligence. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon’s Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtabl

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Bink Studios Studio Warming Party
Bink Studios
Come celebrate the official launch of BiNK STUDiOS [http://www.binkstudios.com/] with food, drinks and laughter along with the opportunity to check out the studio and equipment!

BiNK STUDiOS, Portland's newest production studio and equipment rental is off to a running start! Bink Studio's is proud to have an amazing in house team of employees that are available to support studio rental clients with motion picture graphic animation, flash media, etc.

Any guest who attends that night will receive a VIP card with a special discount for first time renters.

Contact Director/Producer Liz Vice of BiNK STUDiOS with any question for to book an appointment to come in and see our space!

RSVP: [email protected] or http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163346523704193&num_event_invites=0#!/event.php?eid=163346523704193

Featured Vendors:

The Candy Buffet: http://www.facebook.com/TheCandyBuffet Food Lush: http://www.foodlushpdx.com/ Blackbird Wineshop & Atomic Cheese: http://www.blackbirdwine.com/

MUST BE 21+

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Wednesday
Jan 12, 2011
OEN PubTalk™ Seed Oregon - Round 3
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OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk - Round 3 - Call for Applications - Friday, December 03, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Want to learn what it takes to raise capital? OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you. Apply to participate or register to attend Round 3 of OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk.

To apply: Companies must be current OEN members and can pay the application fee below. Your email confirmation will take you to the online application form. For more information about the application process visit the OEN's Seed Oregon PubTalk Application & Guidelines Page.

Note: To be considered for the final round of OEN’s Seed Oregon completion, companies must also have applied to OEN’s Angel Oregon.

To attend: People interested in attending the event can register below.

Event Description: For entrepreneurs with companies on the fundraising path, OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity to compete for funding opportunities, and to learn the rules of the road of effective fundraising. This entertaining and educational competition is the program for OEN PubTalks during October and November of 2010 and then again January and February of 2011.

The competition is for Oregon and Southwest Washington seed-stage companies who are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. One winner from each preliminary round will move on to a championship round, where a finalist will earn a coveted presenting opportunity at OEN’s Angel Oregon, the premier angel investing event in the Northwest.

Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, January 12th at noon. Please register at the door after that time.

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Thursday
Jan 13, 2011
SEC Accounting Update
Oregon Zoo

Major changes are on the on the horizon for 2011. With the convergence of global accounting standards, companies will face significant changes with regards to revenue recognition, financial instrument accounting, and leases. Are you ready? Come join us for a timely update where you will learn about current SEC and FASB hot topics as well as an update from the AICPA/SEC conference.

Learn more about evolving guidance on fair value, asset impairments, and other current financial reporting topics. This technical update will feature Teresa Iannaconi, a senior technical partner at KPMG based in New York who serves in the SEC and Practice Advisory Group and is the Partner in Charge of KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice - Knowledge Sharing.

What You Will Learn? - Convergence and the impact on Revenue Recognition and Lease - Recent fair value reporting developments and other issues from the “credit crisis” and market condition - Recent SEC activities including guidance on recent comments, international financial reporting, non-GAAP financial measures and management’s discussion and analysis - FASB & EITF Update

Speaker: This session features Teresa Iannaconi, a senior technical partner at KPMG based in New York, who serves in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Practice Advisory group and is the partner in charge of KPMG's Department of Professional Practice – Knowledge Sharing. Terry specializes in advising clients on significant reporting matters. She provides a broad range of support in connection with firm and client interactions with the SEC. As part of the SEC and Practice Advisory group, she also provides accounting technical support throughout KPMG.

Who Should Attend? CFO’s, Controllers, SEC reporting managers, Accounting Managers, Audit Committee members, and other executives who are seeking an update on current SEC/Accounting topics, as well as changes to the accounting and regulatory environment.

Cost to Attend: $35 TechAmerica Members $55 Nonmember Technology Companies $95 Other Nonmembers

To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-5715

Thank you KPMG LLP for sponsoring this event!

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Wednesday
Feb 2, 2011
HR Event: Networking - Back to Basics
Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room

Social media may be a good way to find people, but the fact remains that face-to-face networking is still best for building relationships and for attracting customers and employees. Good networkers are not born, they are created, and anyone can improve their networking skills – skills that will contribute to leadership and professional growth.

Special guest, Kathy Condon, Executive Coach, International Professional Speaker, Trainer and Author will present strategies on how to make your next networking event a fun experience where you can build critical business relationships. No matter if you are an Introvert or an Extrovert, this event will teach you simple networking techniques that you can use right away. To help put your new-found knowledge to the test, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a short networking exercise.

This event will get you started on developing and/or broadening your network early in the new year! As one of Kathy's client's recently said, "A handshake is worth a 1,000 emails."

Who should attend? VPs of HR, HR Directors, HR Managers, HR Generalists

More information on Kathy: Kathy's book “It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: It’s all about Communication” was named “Best Book Finalist by USA Book News” in the business category. She is completing her second book “Face-to-Face Networking is Dead. WRONG! The book on networking” which she expects to release at the end of January 2011.

http://www.kathycondon.info http://www.kathycondon.info/blog http://www.twitter.com/KathyCondon http://www.linkedin.com/in/kathycondon

Event Details: When: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Where: Oregon Zoo, Skyline Banquet Room, Portland, OR Cost: $35 TechAmerica Members, $55 Nonmember Technology Companies, $95 Other Nonmembers

To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-5715

Thank you First Tech Credit Union and Mercer for sponsoring this event!

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Thursday
Feb 3, 2011
Database Testing: Maximum Coverage with a Minimum of Data
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Maximum Coverage with a Minimum of Data: How Equivalence Classes can be used to narrow down the amount of data needed for analysis

In Quality Assurance, an Equivalence Class is the set of all inputs that can be seen as interchangeable with one another without impacting the results of the test, where only one of them needs to be tested in order to have confidence in the test results. Automation can certainly help facilitate running all scenarios, but it isn't always possible or practical to create a completely automated test suite. This lunch time presentation is ideal for the QA Engineer who is trying create a data set and complimentary set of test cases that accurately validates the code without having to run through a seemingly endless matrix of possibilities.

When making an analysis of the behavior of a system that is based on a large set of data, you have basically three options presented: Full data-set analysis, Analysis of a randomly sampled subset of the data, or Selection of a subset of data based on Equivalence Class Elimination.

In this presentation we will talk about the pro's and con's of each approach, and then focus on how to proceed with the Equivalence Class methodology in greater detail. Please join us for this informative and interactive discussion followed by a Q&A session.

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Tuesday
Mar 8, 2011
HR Social at The Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank - Beaverton

Please join the TechAmerica Oregon HR Committee for a fun and informative networking opportunity at the beautiful new Beaverton facility of the Oregon Food Bank (OFB).

Rick Wills, Retired CEO, Tektronix and current Oregon Food Bank Board Member, along with Gina Taylor, OFB will give an overview of the OFB’s mission, explain the important contributions they are making, and share how other companies in the area are contributing. You will learn about group volunteer options where your employees can build camaraderie while making a big difference for the more than 240,000 people, per month, who eat meals from emergency food boxes. Tours of the facility will also be available.

We hope that you will join us for an informative and enjoyable way to network with other HR professionals, meet new people and learn more about volunteer opportunities for your company.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM (networking, facility overview and tours)
Where: Oregon Food Bank West, 1870 NW 173rd Ave., Beaverton, OR 97006 Cost: $30 members and nonmembers, $25 multiple-person discount (4 or more) - appetizers, wine and other refreshments will be provided Portion of the proceeds will go to support the Oregon Food Bank

To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-5715

Thank you Ball Janik LLP for sponsoring this event!

Ball_Janik

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Wednesday
Mar 16, 2011
OEN's Angel Oregon 2011
Sentinel Hotel

OEN’s Angel Oregon is the nation’s premier angel investment award conference. It gives innovators the opportunity to connect with accredited angel investors, as well as the chance to win one of two investment awards. OEN's Angel Oregon is an opportunity for Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent to vie for a concept-stage prize of $25,000, as well as a launch-stage prize of ~$200,000.*

Whether you are an investor, an entrepreneur, a networker or an attendee, Angel Oregon 2011 is a conference you don’t want to miss.

Entrepreneurs interested in applying to present at OEN's Angel Oregon 2011 should visit the "Apply" page on the OEN Angel Oregon microsite - www.oenangeloregon.com.

*Anticipated investment award.

Angel Oregon 2011 Registration Pricing Early Bird Registration (Available through February 1) OEN Member: $175 OEN Non-Member: $274 (Includes one year discounted OEN Individual Membership) Academic (full time students and professors) - OEN Member: $128

Refund Policy: No refunds after February 16th

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Tuesday
Mar 29, 2011
Collaborating for Change: Tools for Teamwork- PDXTech4Good Meetup
Mercy Corps Action Center

In this presentation, Justin Yuen of the highly successful collaboration site, For My Innovation, will talk about the importance of teamwork and address some best practices that lead to achieving great results. With FMYI as a backdrop, Justin will demonstrate how a team can utilize tools to track contacts, share resources, and manage projects, with a focus on organizations that strive to affect positive change.

Come network with other tech-savvy PDXers and gain valuable knowledge at this FREE, fun event. For more info or to RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/netsquared-13/events/16861716/

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Tuesday
Apr 19, 2011
Portland Female Executives
Courtyard by Marriott City Center, Portland

Like wine? Enjoy tasting ‘new’ wines? Join PDXfX on April 19th for our "Wine & Social Event" at the Courtyard Marriott.
This event features an evening of mixing and mingling with friends old and new. Establish some new contacts and nurture existing relationships. See what your colleagues are doing and share what you are up to.

Enjoy appetizers, live jazz and learn about 3 local wines while meeting other professionals in our community. General introductions will be made at 6pm.

Plan to attend this fun night as this is one of our rare events that men are welcome!

Admission is $30 for a flight of wine, gourmet cheese and more. Portland Female Executive Members will receive a complimentary glass of wine. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. And don’t forget about the door prize!
Read who is attending on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter. Advance ticket purchases are suggested.

Register Today for the Wine & Social Event! Wine & Social Event Fee

$30.00 if registered by April 17th.
($35.00 if registered after April 17th)
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Wednesday
Apr 20, 2011
OEN Internship and Job Fair
University of Oregon Portland

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network would like to invite you to participate at this year's Internship Workshop and Job Fair event. Internships not only provide excellent work experience, but also allow you to be an integral of an exciting and dynamic business environment. Learn how to maximize the internship experience and meet some of Oregon's hottest startups.

What Students Can Expect at the Workshop and Speed Dating Event: The workshop will be held in a round table format to generate an environment of healthy discussion between student participants and panelists focused on driving maximum value out of future internships. After the workshops the speed dating event will begin and each student will be able to meet with each company independently for 10 minutes. This will be your chance to make a connection and lay ground work for prospective internship opportunities. Directly following the Job Fair, you will have an additional 30 minutes available to follow up with the companies that best fit your future career aspirations.

Students: If you are a student that wishes to register for this event, please click on the Member or Non-member links below. If you are a student and unsure about the status of your OEN membership through your university, please contact Kirsten Ringen ([email protected]) or Larry Williams ([email protected]) to verify your membership.

Companies Seeking Interns: If you are a company seeking summer interns, the OEN invites you to participate at this spring’s Internship Workshop and Job Fair. Learn how to maximize the internship experience and connect with some of Oregon’s brightest business students. The workshop will be held in a roundtable format to generate an environment of healthy discussion between participants and 3-4 expert panelists. Topics include general best practices, tips for employing an intern and the legal consideration of internships. After the workshop, the Job Fair will be held in a speed dating format where each company will be able to meet with students independently for 10 minutes per session.

This event is open at all companies. Please send a couple of paragraphs describing your company and your internship needs to Kirsten Ringen, [email protected].

*Companies must be current OEN Members.

Panelists: Are you interested in being a Panelist for OEN’s spring Internship Workshop and Job Fair? We will hold two simultaneous workshops, one for companies and one for students, focused on driving maximum value out of the internship experience. The workshop will be held in a roundtable format to generate an environment of healthy discussion between participants and 3-4 expert panelists.

If you are interested in being a panelist or if you would like more information, please contact Kirsten Ringen, [email protected].

Dates: April 20 Time: 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM Location: University of Portland Campus Member Registration: No Fee Studnet Non-member Registration: $45

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Clark County PubTalk
AHA!

Clark County PubTalk
April 20th is Pitch Night @ Vancouver’s PubTalk

Join us at Vancouver’s PubTalk for a fast-paced networking evening where you’ll see 3 start-up companies pitches, & connect w/over 100 local start-ups, small-business owners, business professionals, investors, & service providers from both sides of the river.

Event Details:

    AHA!    
    415 W 6th Street Ste 605,    
    Vancouver, WA 98660    
    5-8 pm   
    Cost:OEN Members: $20   
                Non-Members: $25   

    Register: http://bit.ly/hNtYD9

Presenting Companies:
• GroEasy:Designer/Manufacturer of GroEasy Grow Bags
• Bowserwear:Designer/Manufacturer of Healers™ medical devices for the veterinary industry • Stark Foundations: Manufacturer of “no-concrete” proprietary fab systems used in erecting tower structures.

Event Sponsors:
• Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
• Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc.
• Kristine M. Peterson | Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP

For more info:

    contact Maria Swanson, PubTalk Coordinator: (678) 314-6228   
    [email protected]

Clark County PubTalk: • OEN • SWWDC  •  CREDC •

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PubTalk
AHA!

Pubtalk - 20th April 2011


Pubtalkis a high-energy networking event for entrepreneurs, investors and other professionals for the purpose of growing new companies in Clark County and the surrounding area. The event attracts approx 120 participants and provides a unique opportunity for you to network with world class business professionals.

Come along and join us to see three new innovative companies present. First up is GroEasy Inc. who design and manufacture grow bags, soft-sided container gardening planters, soil amendments and accessories for the horticultural, nursery and retail gardening industry. Next we have Bowserwear who design and manufacture medical devices for the veterinary industry under the brand name Healers™. Our final company is Stark Foundations who market and manufacture a proprietary “concrete-less” foundation system for tower-related structures, including monopole and multi-legged lattice structures that are used by railroad, solar, wind, signage, cell tower, and many other industries.

This event is sponsored by:

  • Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt
  • Eric Fuller & Associates
  • Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
  • AHA! Alling Henning Associates, Inc
  • O'Shansky's Restaurant & Lounge
  • English Estate Winery
  • Chris Bidleman Photography
  • David Alonzo - Wide Angle Studios

Future events are scheduled for: June 22 Jul/Aug, Sep 21 and Nov 23 2011.
In partnership with SWWDC, the OEN and CREDC. For more details call Maria Swanson: 678 231 6228 or to REGISTER, please go to: http://www.swwdc.org/

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Tuesday
Apr 26, 2011
Web Analytics with PDX Tech4Good
Mercy Corps Action Center

Mandarin Chinese. Spanish. Hindi. Web Analytics. Well, Web Analytics might not be quite as challenging to learn as a second language, but it requires understanding new terms and skills to interpret what all the charts and graphs mean. Join the PDXTech4Good community for a presentation by Eric T. Peterson, Founder and Senior Partner at Web Analytics Demystified and Co-Founder of The Analysis Exchange. You don't want to miss this free chance to learn the ins and outs of Web Analytics from a real pro!

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Tuesday
May 17, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 2
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics May Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 2

The second in a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

Part 2: The shifting paradigm of how to firewall with IPv6. With IPv4, just about everyone uses NAT as a poor-mans firewall. They don't have to think about port numbers and the like but they will with IPv6 because dual-stacking is going to be the standard in how it's implemented.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, May 17th, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

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Wednesday
May 25, 2011
WebVisions 2011
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com) is a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web design, technology, user experience and business strategy from May 25 - 27, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Attend workshops with the experts, chill out in the WebVisions lounge, and network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.

Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, technologists and industry leaders. I invite you to join us for an event that's seen as "the creative conference for the Web."

Cheers,

Brad M. Smith
Executive Director

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Thursday
Jun 2, 2011
Agile PDX - Alliance Board of Directors Networking Reception
McMenamins Kennedy School

The Agile Alliance Board of Directors joins AgilePDX for a public reception on June 2, 2011 at 6 PM at Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon.

Welcome to the Agile Alliance Board of Directors reception, in collaboration with AgilePDX. We invite you to an evening of food, drinks, and interesting discussions with the board of directors of Agile Alliance and AgilePDX. We will open up with introductions to AgilePDX and Agile Alliance. Hosted birds-of-a-feather table discussions will cover the hottest trends and controversies in the Agile space. Please send email to [email protected] to reserve your seat at the table.

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Wednesday
Jun 8, 2011
OEN PubTalk™ - Ask the Attorney
Backspace

An hour of time with an experienced attorney can sometimes run $400. Join us at OEN's 'Ask the Attorney' PubTalk on June 8th, 2011 and an hour of legal advice will only cost you the price of admission. We have put together a great panel of attorneys representing IP/Start Up, Corporate and Employment issues. Come by and bring those questions you have been dying to ask an attorney, as the event will include insights from our experienced panel, but also look to have an active Q&A element from the audience.

Moderator David Uslan, Perkins & Company

Panel Vicky Ballou, Tonkon Torp - IP Michael Phillips, Davis Wright Tremaine - Corporate Stacy Mark, Ater Wynne - Employment

Pre-Register and Save OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, April 13th at 12:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

5-Minute Pitch PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx.

Sponsors Ater Wynne Comcast Business Services

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 2
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics May Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 2

The second in a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

Part 2: The shifting paradigm of how to firewall with IPv6. With IPv4, just about everyone uses NAT as a poor-mans firewall. They don't have to think about port numbers and the like but they will with IPv6 because dual-stacking is going to be the standard in how it's implemented.

This is a rescheduling of the past meeting that Ted could not attend.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, June 21st, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2011
Pubtalk:Double-Pitch & Hot Mic Night:Vancouver/Clark County:6/22 5-8pm
AHA!

PubTalk:Vancouver/Clark County:6/22 5-8pm

Double-Pitch + Hot-Mic Night: June 22 : Join us for a high-energy networking evening and connect with over 130 local small business owners, investors, entrepreneurs, and business professionals from both sides of the river.

Presenting 2 start-up company pitches w/review by expert panelists and introducing five 90-sec. spots at the new 'Company Hot-Mic’.

Date/Time: Wed June 22, 2011: 5pm–8pm Venue: AHA! 415 W 6th Street Ste 605, Vancouver, WA 98660 Cost: OEN Members: $20 • Non-Members: $25 Register: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=vrbsh

Presenting Companies:

• GLOBAL INSPECTION SOLUTIONS:  GIS’s 3D scanning process scans & compares to quickly ID Mfg. defects

www.globalinspectionsolutions.com

• HELIDYNE: Innovative geothermal devices replace turbines and can process brine directly from geothermal wells

http://www.helidynepower.com

Expert Panelists:

   •  Spencer J. Brown 
   •  Kermit Yensen 
   •  Michael A. Kaplan

Many thanks to our Event Sponsors:

   •  First Independent Bank   http://bit.ly/iIeAxz
   •  Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP   http://bit.ly/kT7gmG
   •  Rylander & Associates PC     http://bit.ly/jeBbbK
   •  Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc    http://bit.ly/mptPgt
   •  O’Shansky’s Pub and Restaurant       http://on.fb.me/ittrBt
   •  Alling Henning Associates Inc.   http://bit.ly/l21uev
   •  Chris Bidleman Photography   http://bit.ly/mOxIbR
   •  Wideangle Studios    http://bit.ly/iFs2vF

Questions/info: contact Maria Swanson, PubTalk Coordinator

     [email protected]
     (678) 314-6228
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Tuesday
Jun 28, 2011
Working with Consultants- PDX Tech4Good
Mercy Corps Action Center

A good consultant can make all the difference when your project could use an objective eye or some expert advice. Input from a bad consultant, on the other hand, has the capacity to be completely counterproductive! Join the Portland nonprofit and technology community for a discussion on the topic from some true pros, Tim Wilson of Western Arts Alliance and Ash Shepherd of NPower Northwest. It will be a fun, informative, and fast-paced talk on the essentials of working with expert advisors.

This is a great opportunity to network with other tech-savvy Portlanders (plus delicious complementary beverages and snacks are provided by local specialty shop, Foster and Dobbs)!

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Tuesday
Jul 19, 2011
PLUG Advanced Topics: IPv6 Networking Part 3
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics July Meeting

IPv6 Networking with Ted Mittelstaedt: Part 3

This is the third part of a multi-part series on IPv6 networking by Ted Mittelstaedt, the author of The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide.

How to setup webservers and such to offer content over IPv6 and how to setup clients to access such content.

Ted will plan to offer a live demonstration of an IPv6-enabled web server.

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

When: TUESDAY, June 21st, 7PM

BYO Food and Beverages

REMINDER: OSCON is just around the corner and there is a MIND NUMBING amount of FREE ACTIVITIES going on during it including the Community Leadership Summit:

http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/content/free

http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/

Michael

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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
OEN Workshop: Valuing Your Startup Company
Lane Powell

As an early stage entrepreneur looking for the first round of funding, one of the most daunting tasks may be determining the valuation of your company. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of valuing a seed or launch stage company, and answer some questions, such as:

* Who sets the valuation - the company or the investor?
* What does pre-money and post-money valuation mean? How do I calculate it?
* How do I value my company if we don’t yet have revenues?
* How do investors determine the valuation?
* How have valuations changed in the economic downturn?

We'll explain the terminology, demystify the math and explain some of the ways that valuation is set during the funding process. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come armed with your questions and be ready to participate in a lively discussion about valuing early stage companies.

$30 for OEN Members; $70 for non-members.

Speaker: Naomi Derner

Naomi Derner, CFA is the founder and managing director of Derner Valuation Consulting, where she values securities and intangible assets for companies at all stages of development, from startups to large public companies. Prior to 2008, she was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin, where she performed and managed fairness opinions and the valuations of public and private securities as well as intangible assets. Ms. Derner has valuation experience across a wide variety of industries, and possesses specific expertise in technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Derner was a senior analyst in the financial valuation services group at Arthur Andersen LLP, where she conducted valuations of public and private securities, closely held companies and intangible assets. Prior to joining Arthur Andersen, Ms. Derner held positions in the equity research department of NationsBanc Montgomery Securities covering financial institutions and in the financial analysis unit at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Ms. Derner holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in economics from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is a member of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Software Association of Oregon, and Silicon Valley Fair Value Forum.

To register, visit: http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=216

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Thursday
Aug 4, 2011
OEN New Member Orientation - August
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event, meet other OEN members, and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership from a veteran OEN member.

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Thursday
Aug 25, 2011
August Portland Area Game Developer Interest Group (PAGDIG/IGDA) Meetup
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come on by and hang out with interesting people and talk about game development while stuffing your face with pizza and/or beer. PAX is coming up soon, so I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about. See you all there!

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Tuesday
Aug 30, 2011
OCCA Meeting Notice - August, 2011
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

6pm-7pm: Networking and no-host dinner 7pm - 8:30pm: "Stump the Geek", "Gadget Minute" and Presentation: DOs and DON'Ts of Mobile Strategy

John Battelle recently wrote, "Mobile. It's on everyone's lips, but no one knows what the hell to do about it." You don't have to look very far to find examples that prove his point.

Over the last year, Jason Grigsby has been collecting examples of where companies are making mistakes when it comes to their mobile strategies and desperately seeking examples of those who get it.

Learn from both the outstanding success and cringe-worthy failures of others as you begin to formulate your plans for navigating the mobile landscape.

Bio:

Jason Grigsby was one of the project leads on the Obama iPhone Application and helped design the user interface for the Wall Street Journal's Blackberry application. He founded and organizes Mobile Portland, a local mobile group.

Jason is a co-founder of Cloud Four, a small start-up focused on mobile and web development. He blogs at http://CloudFour.com/blog and provides a frequent updates about mobile apps @grigs on Twitter.

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Thursday
Sep 15, 2011
Clark County PubTalk™
The Red Cross Community Room

Clark County PubTalk™

Thus Sept 15th: 5pm-8pm

PubTalk has a new VENUE!
PubTalk's moved to the Red Cross Community Room at Ft. Vancouver

Red Cross Building at Fort Vancouver
605 East Barnes St. Vancouver, WA 98661

Google Map: http://g.co/maps/arjka
PDF Map: http://bit.ly/qOoA2y

Are you investor ready?

Join us and find out if you are angel investor ready and if you fully understand the due diligence process. Also find out how to attract the right investor for your business and learn how a local success story, Ryonet Corporation, met the challenge of growing a company without adequate funding. Confirmed speakers:

Nathan McDonald, Keiretsu NW President Ryan Moor, President, Ryonet Corporation Rob Wiltbank, Assoc. Prof of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Willamette Univ.

It's OPEN MIC night at PubTalk!
Register here: http://bit.ly/hNtYD9
$25 General registration
$20 OEN members
Drinks & hors d'oeuvre served.
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Wednesday
Sep 21, 2011
OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards 2011
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

What does it take to be an OENtrepreneur? An all OENcompassing vision. Unbridled OENthusiasm. Abundant OENergy. And the limitless capacity for starting--and restarting--an unprecedented OENdeavor in the face of daunting odds and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Join us Wednesday, September 21st at the Hilton Portland Downtown as we recognize this year's winners of the prestigious OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards. These men and women are second to none in creating jobs, revitalizing our economy, and OENriching our community. And on top of everything else, it’s just a darn OENjoyable evening.

Registration Fees Earlybird: Until August 15, 2011 Individual seat: $175 Table of 10: $1700

Regular: August 15 – September 21, 2011 Individual seat: $195 Table of 10: $1900

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations before August 19th registrants will receive a refund. Sorry no refunds after that date.

Sponsors

Comcast Business Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt USI

Contact Us Do you have questions about registration or the event? Would you like to become an event sponsor? If so, contact the OEN Staff at [email protected] or via phone at 503-222-2270, and we'll be happy to assist you.

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Tuesday
Sep 27, 2011
PDX Tech4Good Round Table
Mercy Corps Action Center

It’s the PDXTech4Good Back-to-School Special! Our September meetup offers three roundtables for a lively show and tell session on a topic of your choosing. Just like the first day of school, PDXTech4Good will focus the first fall session on getting to know you and your organization. We invite you to bring an idea, challenge, solution, or tip to share in one of three suggested breakouts—websites, databases, and social media. Got a topic not included in one of the breakouts? Bring it and we will work it into the mix.

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Tuesday
Oct 25, 2011
Website Planning with PDX Tech4Good
Mercy Corps Action Center

It's hard to deny that technology planning stinks. At this month's PDXTech4Good, you'll learn how to get over it and create a website technology plan for implementation and funding that will make your website dream a reality.

Sean Larkin of ThinkShout, Inc. will talk about how to get the right people involved in your tech plan, the fundamentals to include in your plan, and how to create a story to get your website project funded.

Agenda:

5:30 - 5:45 - Networking and tasty refreshments from Foster & Dobbs!

5:45 - 6:30 - Brief presentation & open discussion

6:30 - More networking

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
OEN New Member Orientation - October 2011
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event, meet other OEN members, and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership from a veteran OEN member.

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OEN New Member Orientation
Someday Lounge

OEN offers many ways for you to connect with the Portland entrepreneurial community and leverage your contacts to create success for your business. Come to our next event, meet other OEN members, and hear how you can use all of the benefits that are part of OEN membership from a veteran OEN member.

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Oktoberfest
Hopworks Urban Brewery

Schmooze with Oregon’s Technology Leaders while sampling delights and refreshing your palate with craft brews from Hopworks Urban Brewery. Use your time to make new connections, grow your existing business relationships, or just relax, have fun and explore business services at the vendor fair.

The original “Oktoberfest” occurred in Munich, Germany on October 18th, 1810 for the commemoration of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen’s marriage. Two hundred years later the Oktoberfest tradition is now celebrated in cities all around the world. On October 26th, 2011 join TechAmerica for our 1st Oktoberfest!

Event Details: When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Where: Hopworks Urban Brewery, 2944 SE Powell, Portland, OR 97202 Fees: $35 Members, $50 Nonmember Industry, $75 Nonmember Service Provider To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-4871

Thank you ViaWest for sponsoring!

Gain Exposure – sponsor this event! Contact [email protected] or by phone at (503) 6324-5715.

Thank you Jeannette Shupp, Joyfull Girl Communications - Creative Sponsor!

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Thursday
Nov 3, 2011
OEN's Venture Northwest 2011
Sentinel Hotel

OEN Venture NW 2011

When: Thurs Nov 3rd, 8am-5pm
Where: Governor Hotel 614 SW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205y

Venture NW: http://www.venturenw.org

OEN 2011 Venture Northwest:
On Nov 3rd come hear from the 10 NW Venture finalists:

10 Startup Finalists:
・ 4-Tell, Inc., Portland, OR
www.4-tell.com
・ Avado, Bellvue, WA
www.avedo.com
・ Cloudability, Portland, OR
www.cloudability.com
・ Meridian, Portland, OR
www.meridianapps.com
・ MotoCzysz, LLC, Portland, OR
www.motoczysz.com
・ Night & Day Studios, Inc., Portland, OR
www.nightanddaystudios.com
・ Northwest Analytics, Portland, OR
www.nwasoft.com
・ OpenSesame, Portland, OR
www.opensesame.com
・ Pacific Light Technologies Corp. Portland, OR
www.pacificlighttech.com
・ The Clymb, Portland, OR
www.theclymb.com

Ten great investment opportunities await you, and we have the coordinates! You’ll also hear from brilliant business leaders about trends in social media and mobile computing, as well as hear why some leading venture firms are plotting their course to the Northwest to find real treasures.

OEN’s Venture Northwest is an annual Portland-based conference that draws VCs, institutional investors and investment bankers from across the US and Western Canada, who are interested in early and growth stage companies.

OEN Venture Northwest is an outstanding networking opportunity for all entrepreneurs and investors. So whether you are chosen to present or not – we encourage you to register. How often are you in a room with 100 + investors? Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity.

Register: OEN Venture NW http://www.oen.org/events.aspx?id=219

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PLUG November Meeting: Hands-on IPv6, Web Hosting with GitHub
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

PRESENTATION ONE

Hands-On IPv6 Networking by Ted Mittelstaedt

Ted will wrap-up his multi-month series on IPv6 networking with some demonstrations of real-world DNS client and server configuration and web content serving.

PRESENTATION TWO

Daniel Hedlund will give an introduction to GitHub and demonstrate some command line tools for interacting with GitHub and how you can host a website on GitHub using Octopress (octopress.org)

We will break for the Lucky Lab NW on Quimby after the meeting.

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Tuesday
Nov 8, 2011
PDX11 Mentor Network Meeting
SAO (Software Association of Oregon)

SAO: PDX11 Mentor Meeting: Tues. 11/8: 3:30-5pm

SAO Events Calendar: http://www.sao.org/events/event_details.asp?id=188714

PDX11 Website: http://www.pdx11.org

Venue & Details:

When: TU Nov 8th 3:30-5pm

Where: SAO, 111 SW 5th Ave., Suite 120, Portland, OR 97204 (Burnside Conf Rm)

Contact: Tamsen Galloway ([email protected])

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Join us for a recap of all of the progress we've been making! Hear about our latest milestones on the Mentor Matching Software, the LinkedIn Group, & Roundtable Series. Find out what's on the agenda for the Software Summit, & maybe you'll meet the mentor you've been looking for! Find out more by joining our LinkedIn Group or look on ePDX

RSVP: on Plancast

http://plancast.com/p/7yyx/pdx11-mentor-network-general-meeting

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Thursday
Nov 10, 2011
Clark County PubTalk “Alumni Night”
Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks

Clark County PubTalk “Alumni Night”: Thur. 11/10: 5-8pm

Join us for another great networking event on Nov 10th to hear previous PubTalk early stage companies talk about their progress and lessons learned, and to celebrate their achievements.

Find out how former PubTalk 'Alumni’ companies have grown and evolved via their direct involvement w/the PubTalk experience. Network with over 150 local business professionals, entrepreneurs, and service providers to strengthen your social and professional connections and participate in the growing Clark County buzz!

Presenting Alumni Companies:

Registration: http://bit.ly/tDpZYH

  • $25 General
  • $20 OEN members *$30 Walk-ins

Hosted by: SWWDC, CREDC, OEN

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New Tech Society Happy Hour!
Thirsty Lion

RSVP here: http://events.linkedin.com/New-Tech-Society-Happy-Hour/pub/836765

Hey Folks!

The group is growing and we're excited for everyone to once again have a chance to connect in person. Join us for the New Tech Society happy hour. It's just around the corner:

Please bring your friends--the more the merrier! Totally low-pressure and casual--be yourself!

We can't say that we are giving away free ipads or iphones, but we are generously gifting a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

Looking forward to seeing you!

The NTS Crew

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Tuesday
Nov 15, 2011
HR & Finance Forum: A Discussion on Compensation with Radford
Embassy Suites Portland--Downtown

Over the last few years employees have had to accept some unpopular alterations to their pay and total compensation. The continued unstable economy leaves many to wonder how much more will change. What updates should you consider making to your compensation programs in order to remain competitive?

Please join your finance and human resource peers on Thursday, November 15th for a dinner forum. Special guest David Knopping, Vice President, Radford will share compensation market intelligence and moderate a discussion that will include

  • IPO—compensation considerations
  • Market trends for the West Coast including merit budgets, hiring (move to position of strength for candidates) & turnover
  • Differences between Portland and Silicon Valley markets

Guest Speaker: - David Knopping, Vice President, Radford David has 10 years of compensation consulting experience on a variety of issues. Areas of focus include executive and broad-based compensation strategies, employment contract development, Board of Director pay, and short- and long-term incentive plan design.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Where: Embassy Suites – Downtown, 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204
Fees: $95 Members, $120 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-5715

Thank you AKT LLP and Ball Janik for sponsoring!

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Tuesday
Nov 29, 2011
The Future of Tech & Social Good Work in PDX
Mercy Corps Action Center

Join mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith to talk about what work the city is doing to support nonprofits, social good businesses, and technology!

Free and open to the public. RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/netsquared-13/events/23820051/

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Thursday
Dec 1, 2011
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Don't Fear the Autotools!
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         PRESENTATION

                  Don't Fear the Autotools!

                              by

                         Scott Garman


 Autoconf. Automake. Libtool. This trio of build configuration 
 utilities (known as the Autotools) are used in a large majority 
 of compiled software applications for Linux, but they remain a 
 mystery to many of us.

 In this gentle introduction to the Autotools, Scott Garman will 
 help lift the veil of uncertainty most people have about them. 
 You'll also learn about the Gnu Coding Standards and the Filesystem 
 Hierarchy Standard, two specifications which explain a lot of the 
 "why" behind the Autotools (yes, there is a method to this madness!). 
 Finally, Scott will offer some practical tips for understanding 
 and fixing errors you may see when building an Autotools-based 
 package. It's sure to be a fun romp for the whole family.
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Tuesday
Dec 6, 2011
HR Social: Oregon Food Bank Volunteer Group Activity & Networking Lunch
Oregon Food Bank - Beaverton

“I have never seen the demand for emergency food this high.” — Rachel Bristol, CEO, Oregon Food Bank.

Help make a direct impact in the fight against hunger and give the gift of time this December! Bring your team and volunteer with the TechAmerica Oregon Human Resources Committee on December 6th at the beautiful new Oregon Food Bank (OFB) Beaverton facility.

We hope that you will join us for an informative and enjoyable way to network with other technology industry professionals, meet new people and have fun while fighting hunger in your community.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Time: 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 9:45 a.m. – check-in
 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – volunteer shift in the Perishable Repack Room 
 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Networking lunch in the Conference Room 

Where: Oregon Food Bank West, 1870 NW 173rd Ave., Beaverton, OR 97006 Directions Fees: $25 members, $30 nonmembers A portion of the proceeds benefit the Oregon Food Bank To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-4871

Thank you Ball Janik LLP for sponsoring!

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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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Thursday
Jan 5, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: The xkcd1k Eve Celebration
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
                         PRESENTATION
                              by
                        Keith Lofstrom




 Since 2005, Randall Munroe's xkcd.com, "A webcomic of romance,
 sarcasm, math, and language" has covered many topics dear to FOSS
 advocates and has been discussed on the PLUG list many times.
 The #1000 comic is expected to appear Friday January 6 just after
 midnight eastern time, making Thursday January 5 "xkcd1k eve".

 Join us for a celebration of XKCD1K eve at the PLUG general
 meeting.  We can display and discuss/explain some of the
 Free/Libre/Open source cartoons, the various weblogs and forums
 that have sprung up around them, draw our own cartoons (Keith
 will bring art paper and pens), perhaps discuss the technology
 of web comics.

 Homework:  bring your own list of favorite xkcd cartoons, and
 we will display them at the meeting.  Bring your artistic and
 "right brained" friends.  Bring your black porkpie hat.  If
 you are Richard Stallman, bring your katana sword.

 Afterwards, at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub at 1945 nw Quimby, we
 can welcome comic #1000, just after 9pm Pacific Time.  Or not,
 Randall is a trickster and may give us strip #1025, avoiding
 the definition the size of a "kilo" ( http://xkcd.com/394/ ) .
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Wednesday
Jan 11, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - Seed Oregon Championship Round
Backspace

Want to learn what it takes for entrepreneurs to raise capital? OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalks are for you.

OEN’s Seed Oregon is a unique opportunity for companies from Oregon and Southwest Washington that are seeking capital within the range of $100,000 to $2,000,000. In this competition, CEOs of emerging companies learn the rules of the road for effective fundraising and receive coaching from content experts to help them shine; come show time. This entertaining and educational competition will showcase the winners from the OEN Seed Oregon September, October and November PubTalks.

Pitching Companies:

Comic Rocket

MyReplayLive

RES Equine

The overall winner of OEN’s Seed Oregon PubTalk will receive exposure at OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 the premier angel investing event in the Northwest on April 18th.

Member Special: Pre-Register and Save

OEN members can save by pre-registering online. Online registration for this event closes Wednesday, January 11th at 2:00 pm. Please register at the door after that time, no discounts will be applied.

PubTalk Sponsors:

Ater Wynne

Become a 5-Minute Pitch Company

PubTalk is a lively forum where very early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry get a chance to test their company pitch in front of an audience of their peers. Presenters and attendees alike, learn from the challenging questions, which test the presenting entrepreneur’s business model. Companies who would like to apply to present at an upcoming PubTalk can apply here: http://www.oen.org/5_minute_pitch.aspx

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Tuesday
Jan 17, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Hands-on FreeNAS
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics January:

Hands-on FreeNAS

Michael Dexter will give a hands-on demonstration of the FreeNAS NanoBSD-based Network Attached Storage platform on various hardware and a dedicated LAN. FreeNAS is based on NanoBSD, a FreeBSD sub-project for embedded systems and includes support for the ZFS filesystem, Apple AFP clients, Unix NFS clients, Windows CIFS shares, iSCSI targets and useful niceties such as TFTP support.

Bring any systems that you want to test with FreeNAS, particularly Windows ones as Michael does not have any. You are also invited to bring 2GB or larger flash devices suitable for a bootable image.

Some good questions came out of the PLUG General meeting and you are welcome to mail Michael more in advance: [email protected]

When: TUESDAY, January 17th at 7PM

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue

Food: There is a good chance that food will magically appear. Please bring cash for the tip jar if you plan to partake in it.

See you there!

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Wednesday
Jan 18, 2012
OEN Business Plan Development Seminar - January 2012
OTBC (Oregon Technology Business Center)

Need to learn how to develop a solid business plan? This seminar is for you. Join OEN at OTBC to attend the OEN Business Plan Development Seminar. It reviews all components of an effective, compelling business plan. You'll learn from seasoned OEN experts why certain information is important and how your audience will evaluate what you present. Besides learning what is critical to include in an effective business plan, you'll take away valuable handouts and a listing of key resources.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 15 entrepreneurs.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

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Thursday
Jan 19, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

Ever notice how fragmented the Portland tech community is? We did—and we’re doing something about it!

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet for one night a month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

Join us!

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Tuesday
Jan 31, 2012
OCCA January Meeting
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Agenda: 6:00--7:00 Networking and no-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

CES 2012 / New Technology

OCCA member Scott Hendison will review the new technology presented at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The show is the world's largest convention of suppliers of all types of electronics products for home and business. Scott will be reporting on a wide variety of electronic goodies.

So, join us and let's kick off the new year with a fun and informative meeting--having a look at some cool tools and toys that are scheduled to come our way soon.

Presented by Scott Hendison is an Internet marketing consultant and is the CEO of Search Commander, Inc. He is a nationally recognized search industry expert, speaking at many of the larger internet marketing conferences.

In addition to being a member of the OCCA, Scott is a Board Member of Search Engine Marketers of Portland (SEMpdx.org) and a committee member of the East Portland Chamber of Commerce.

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Thursday
Feb 2, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Intro to Salt / Salt Stack (saltstack.org)
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09
             Intro to Salt / Salt Stack (saltstack.org)
                          by Daniel Hedlund 

Salt is a distributed configuration management and remote execution platform built on top of ZeroMQ and Python. Simple, fast, powerful and extensible.

Daniel will give a presentation on the architecture of Salt and how it leverages ZeroMQ to provide a simple but highly scalable and parallel method of software deployment.

"Salt is a distributed remote execution system used to execute commands and query data. It was developed in order to bring the best solutions found in the world of remote execution together and make them better, faster and more malleable. Salt accomplishes this via its ability to handle larger loads of information, and not just dozens, but hundreds or even thousands of individual servers, handle them quickly and through a simple and manageable interface."

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Sunday
Feb 5, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

We will be welcoming new friends and fellow Jammers that we met this past weekend at Global Game Jam 2012, having a tiny little post-mortem to see a bit of each others' games, and discussing the larger, open-to-the-public post-mortem that will take place within the month! Feel free to bring other creative projects that you're working on, suggestions for future events, a gamer's attitude for the night's subsequent "Hackett's Game Attack," and we'll see you there!

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Thursday
Feb 16, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad Art/Code Night
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

PIGSquad is a community of game developers and enthusiasts based in Portland, Oregon, providing events, jams, networking opportunities, etc. to creative minds everywhere!

Bring your laptop, drawing tablet, paper, etc. to work on some game code, art, reviews, or anything in between in the company of fellow local game devs and enthusiasts! Be open to giving or receiving feedback, as well, as everyone will be curious as to what everyone else is working on!

E-mail us at pigsquad at gmail dot com if you have any questions!

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Tuesday
Feb 21, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: FreeNAS 64-bit
Free Geek

Hands-on FreeNAS 64-bit by Michael Dexter

Last month we discussed the history of FreeNAS as a BSD project and the issues related to running FreeNAS on 32-bit repurposed hardware. We toured its user interface and explored its status information from a system administrator's perspective.

This month we will look at this issues relating to building your own 64-bit new hardware system and explore ZFS resource usage.

As before, you are welcome to bring various client machines to interrogate and hopefully pound on FreeNAS with.

Bring your own food and drink.

See you there!

Wednesday
Feb 22, 2012
TechAmerica Finance Event: Economic & Capital Markets Outlook for 2012 - The Road Ahead
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

About the Program: Last fall Moody’s lowered its economic outlook for 2012 citing political wrangling over the U.S. debt ceiling and debt crisis in Europe. Unemployment and underemployment continue to plague the economy and impact capital markets. Yet, some trends are turning positive. What is the outlook for 2012 how does it influence corporate spending and appetite for capital markets?

Panelist: - Mike Millman, Managing Director, JP Morgan Capital Equity Markets, Technology, Media, and Telecom Equity Sector - Randall Hopkins, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ Capital Markets Open Market Exchange - Joe Morgan, Chief Investment Officer, Silicon Valley Bank Event will be moderated by Jeff DeBoer, Managing Director, University of Oregon, Finance and Securities Analysis Center

Some of the issues to be explored: • The US economy finished 2011 on a strong note. Jobs, spending, confidence, even industrial output all reflected an economy with some momentum. Can it continue in the first half of 2012 and beyond? • What principal themes are guiding market returns in 2012 and beyond? • Are banks lending again? How should companies raise capital? Is the IPO market back? • How should technology investors and companies plan for 2012?

Event Details: When: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Time: 7:30 – 9:30 AM (7:30 Breakfast and Networking, 8:00 AM Program and Q&A) Where: Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR Fees: $35 TechAmerica and SAO Members, $55 Nonmember Technology Companies, $95 Nonmember Service Provider To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, (503) 624-4871

Thank you KPMG for sponsoring!

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Tuesday
Mar 6, 2012
HR Forum: Company Culture Matters - BIG TIME!
Morton's Steakhouse

Companies with well-aligned cultures are 6x more successful. The key isn’t that there is one right culture but rather that everyone is pulling in the same direction. Join us for a dinner forum and hear how transforming a culture can maximize performance.

Martha Stuckey from Autodesk will share how they transformed their performance management practices and self-service model to enhance their culture and increase their engagement.

Tim Wolters, the founder of RoundPegg, will share how management and organizational design research, along with psychological practices can help you get more out of every single employee. The research is clear, those who fit the culture stay longer and are more committed to the organization.

Special Guests: Martha Stuckey, HR Director, Autodesk Martha Stuckey, SPHR, is a Human Resources leader with over 25 years experience in the profession. Martha’s career has been with large global companies including Nike Inc., Alexander & Alexander Inc., and May Department Stores. Martha is skilled in partnering with executive and senior leaders to achieve business results, as well as executive coaching in a “trusted advisor” role. Martha’s particular expertise is global HR management; she has extensive experience managing global HR teams including an expatriate assignment in Hong Kong.

Tim Wolters An inventor and serial entrepreneur from Boulder, Colorado. He is a well-known industry thought leader in the area of using statistical modeling to extract knowledge from unstructured data sources. His work pioneered the use of advanced analytical non-linear correlation models in building business applications.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, March 6 2012 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM (5:30 – networking reception, 6:15 – dinner and discussion) Where: Morton’s The Steakhouse, 213 SW Clay Street, Portland, OR Fees: $95 TechAmerica Members, $120 Nonmember Technology Companies To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 53-624-4871

Thank you Radford for Sponsoring!

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Thursday
Mar 22, 2012
New Tech Society - March Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion

The New Tech Society was founded to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other's company.

(RSVP here: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6)

If you have a need--be it solving a technical problem, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, please join us.

This month, we will be compiling a "haves and wants" matrix, so we can help make meaningful introductions at our event. Feel free to email us about what you have to offer or need to find so we can add it to our list. We'll release it to the group before the happy hour.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself. It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP: http://linkd.in/xmZYA6

See you there! -The NTS Crew

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Sunday
Apr 1, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

By Sunday, we will have arted and coded at an art/code night, Game Attacked, participated in Barcamp, attended our GGJ Postmortem, and screened Indie Game: The Movie! By the end of this upcoming meeting, we will have discussed the state of our arcade cabinet, a music jam in collaboration with Beep Box creator John Nesky, and the upcoming April Apathy Game Jam!

E-mail us at pigsquad at gmail dot com if you have any questions. See you there!

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Wednesday
Apr 18, 2012
OEN's Angel Oregon 2012
Sentinel Hotel

For innovators, investors, and networkers alike, OEN’s Angel Oregon is more than the northwest’s premier angel investment prize conference; it’s where breakthrough ideas are nurtured, new markets are tapped, and invaluable business connections are made.

At OEN’s Angel Oregon 2012 investment conference, Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurs will be competing for the launch-stage investment award. It is the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to present to accredited angel investors.

This must-attend event gives presenting companies excellent visibility and a chance to obtain substantial investment capital by bringing together Oregon and southwest Washington’s brightest entrepreneurial talent with accredited angel investors.

People interested in applying or investing should visit www.oenangeloregon.org to learn more.

Conference attendence includes: lunch, keynote speaker, presentations followed by questions and answers by Launch Stage Company Finalists and Concept Stage Company Finalists, vote for audience favorites, announcement of winners, and celebratory networking reception.

Pricing

•Early bird Member Registration: $185 (Early bird pricing ends March 22nd)

•Early bird Non-member: $310 (Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

•OEN Member Registration: $210 (After March 22nd)

•OEN Non-member Registration: $335 ( Includes a one-year individual membership to OEN)

•Academic Registration: $140

•Additional colleague from finalist company: $132

•OEN Board and Angel Oregon Committee Registration: $130

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Tuesday
Apr 24, 2012
Oregon Computer Consultants Assn. April 2012 Meeting
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

RSVP to meetup.com/itpro-70

How to use Google+ for Business

In just a few months Google+ has built a network of over 62 million users and is adding 625,000 a day. We might be tempted to ignore and avoid yet another social media network, but Google announced recently that its search engine results are enhanced using data from Google+. Since most people search Google to find your business we can no longer afford to ignore it. Learn how to use and benefit from Google+.

Presented by Matt Payne, owner of Social Bridge Media, LLC, is a social media strategist, trainer, and public speaker working with local government, non-profits and small to medium-size businesses. Matt's knowledge, enthusiasm, and engaging presentation style make him highly sought after for delivering technical information in an easy-to-understand way. http://www.socialbridgemedia.com/

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Thursday
May 3, 2012
Portland's Outlier - Open House
Outlier Solutions, Inc,.

Join Us for The Outlier Open House

You are invited to our open house event celebrating Outlier's expansion into a cool new space. We're also turning 7 years old, so there will be cake!

Drinks, Food, and Fun!

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Portland Linux/Unix Group: OpenBSD
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

OpenBSD by Bryan Linton

OpenBSD is a free *nix-like operating system that focuses on security, correctness and developer freedom. With only two remote holes in the default install in over 10 years, OpenBSD has a reputation of being one of the most secure operating systems in common use.

This talk will present a basic overview of what OpenBSD is, and will heavily emphasize what its strengths are. It will also cover the various methods OpenBSD uses to remain secure.

With OpenBSD 5.1 arriving May 1st, we will also discuss some of its new features and improvements.

Many of us will go to the The Lucky Lab Northwest Beer Hall at 1945 NW Quimby after the presentation.

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Sunday
May 6, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

In addition to bringing your own projects to show off, there's a lot to talk about regarding the near and far future – please come with suggestions for our PAX shirts this year, ideas for the next steps with our game cabinet, and questions about our upcoming Game Jam sponsored by the Art Institute of Portland (May 25th-27th)!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Friday
May 25, 2012
Mayhem PIGJam (Game Jam)
through Art Institute of Portland

The Portland Indie Game Squad will be hosting its third local Game Jam this coming May 25th at the Art Institute of Portland!

We will be starting up at 7pm that Friday evening upon delivery of a game prompt, and our space will be available to us through the evening of Sunday the 27th. A majority of teams will be constructed beforehand, though jammers may participate individually, form a team the night of, or join an existing team.

Some equipment will be provided, including computers w/Unity, UDK, Adobe Suite, Maya/Max, and Office Suite. Jammers will be responsible for providing their own bedding (should they choose to spend the entirety of the weekend in our workspace), food, and additional equipment. Bringing food in the spirit of a potluck is appreciated.

To assist in creating Jam teams, RSVP via http://pigsquad.com/events/mayhem-pigjam with your preferred game development skillset if you plan on participating and do not already have a team formed. Please RSVP regardless; we have room for 50 jammers.

Big thanks to Keld Bangsberg, John Wilkes, and the Art Institute of Portland for their efforts and sponsorship!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Sunday
Jun 3, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

Members will be bringing their results from our recent Game Jam in addition to other projects we've all been working on! This meeting, we'll be talking about our recent 48 hours of development, more ideas for PAX, and the proposed Nomad Jam!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Tuesday
Jun 19, 2012
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT Meeting: Tech Interviews!
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting: Tech Interviews!

More terrifying than Verilog Synthesis... More stressful than a drive failure... More harrowing than an office move...The Tech Interview!

You sent out 500 resumes and you finally get that call for an interview. What now?

How do you effectively present your skills and experience?

How do you make yourself stand out from the other candidates?

How do you answer the three most important interview questions?

Tell me about yourself?

Why should we hire you?

What are you looking for in your next position?

How can you judge how well you are doing in an interview?

How do you address possible Hiring Manager concerns, and make them feel better about them?

How do you move the process forward?

Joe Hammond is a recruiter at VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. (http://www.vanderhouwen.com) who has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of tech interviews and has been coaching tech applicants for years.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

Follow PLUG on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdxlinux

See you there!

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Sunday
Jul 1, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

Since our last meeting, we've met others who are interested in bringing their games to the aid of nonprofits, participated in a busy art/code night, produced a few PIGSquad Podcasts, and seen a local chiptune performance! Join us this upcoming July 1st to talk about future plans for PAX, a new Game Jam, another art/code night, and the proposed PIGSquad comic anthology! We will also have time to show off projects and network with other meeting attendees, so bring what you need to do so!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Thursday
Jul 12, 2012
How to be a Social Allstar
Embassy Suites Portland - Washington Square

As part of our commitment to helping our customers succeed, Frontier Small Business, in conjunction with the Bonfire Social Media Marketing, is pleased to invite you to our upcoming FREE live event: How to Become a Social All-Star. This engaging live event features a distinguished panel of experts who will bring together case studies, tips and tricks to help small business owners become Social All-Stars.

You'll enjoy a complimentary breakfast and be entered into a drawing for a free, autographed copy of Mastering LinkedIn in 7 Days or Less.

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Thursday
Jul 19, 2012
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Tuesday
Jul 31, 2012
Intel: What's now, What's next?
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Agenda:

  • 6:00--6:20 Networking
  • 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner
  • 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements
  • 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

RSVP to meetup.com/itpro-70

Intel: What's now, What's next?

Ben Lee an Intel Field Applications Engineer will cover, at least the following topics:

  • Networking: the transition from 1G to 10G, Thunderbolt technology, Wireless technologies, MyWiFi
  • SSD Drives
  • New developments in Server Technology
  • New developments in Desktop Technology
  • Ivy Bridge
  • Hardware as a service
  • Questions and answers

Presented by

Ben H. Lee III is an Intel Field Applications Engineer located in Hillsboro, Oregon. He covers the Northwest Region of the US along with Western Canada and is responsible for $140M in annual designs.

Ben has an Electrical Engineering degree from Oregon State University and holds one patent in adaptive synchronization of data across networks. Working at Intel since 1996, he held various positions in engineering for desktop and networking products. He went on to marketing in 2000, did four years in sales beginning in 2004, and moved back to engineering in 2008.

Today, Ben is supporting customers building systems used in a variety of applications and industries using Intel desktop, mobile, networking, solid-state drives, and server products.

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Thursday
Aug 2, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad Art/Code Night
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Join PIGSquad in an evening of getting together and working on our projects!

Feel free to bring your laptop, drawing tablet, paper, prototypes, etc. to work on some game code, art, reviews, or anything in between in the company of fellow local game devs and enthusiasts! Be open to giving or receiving feedback as well, as everyone will be curious as to what everyone else is working on!

The listed time restriction is only recommended; feel free to come earlier or stay later if you'd like. The venue is listed as 21 and over, but no one IDs unless you ask for an alcoholic drink.

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Sunday
Aug 5, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

We've got lots going on leading into our upcoming meeting, including a Games For Change meetup on the 25th and the videogame tournament we're hosting at the Space Room on the 27th! In addition to going over these events and covering other July events such as the Chiptune house show, join us this upcoming August 5th to talk about future plans for PAX, a Game Jam scheduled for the end of the month, a proposed PIGSquad comic anthology, our arcade cabinet, ChickTech, and a table at Orycon! We will also have time to show off projects and network with other meeting attendees, so bring what you need to do so!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Wednesday
Aug 8, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - OEN Invades Urban Airship
Cloudability

You asked for it, so here it is! An OEN PubTalk™ that is all networking. Plus, we are invading Urban Airship! Come, have a beer, meet some good people and enjoy the beautiful space that is Urban Airship!

Register today because space is limited to 80 people. We don't want the fire marshall coming in and shutting the party down!

Sponsored By: Ater Wynne and KS&Co.

And many thanks to OEN Member, Urban Airship, for allowing entrepreneurs to use their great space!

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Tuesday
Aug 21, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Vyatta
Free Geek

Linux has been used for network routing for many years, but the interface is different than the standard network appliances. Vyatta is a Debian based distribution that provides an open command line interface that looks like Cisco or Juniper. The command line is built on top of standard bash shell with extensible template language.

This talk will go into the history of Vyatta, where it came from and how it is used today. For those who want to contribute or modify, it will also cover the internals of how this implemented.

Stephen Hemminger is a software engineer working remotely in Portland for Vyatta. He has been involved with Linux networking for 8 years and currently maintains bridging and routing utilities. Steve regularly presents at Linux conferences.

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

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Saturday
Aug 25, 2012
18-hour Game Jam – The PIGSquad EagleJam
through East Portland Eagles Aerie #3256

The Portland Indie Game Squad will be hosting its fourth local Game Jam this coming August 25th at the East Portland Eagles Lodge! Participants will be challenged to make a game within an 18-hour period, following a theme delivered at the beginning of the Jam!


August 25th 7am - Lodge will open for Jammers.
August 25th 8am - Jam will begin.
August 25th 6pm - The Lodge will be closed to Jammers.
August 25th 7pm - Jammers are welcome to join others at 1718 SW 16th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97201 to continue work on their games, or Jam at home until 11pm.
August 25th 11pm - The 1718 house will be closed to Jammers.
August 26th 7am - Eagle's Lodge will reopen for Jammers.
August 26th 12pm - Jam ends.

The space we have available to us allows for an approximate 18-hour Jam. Because of this limited amount of time and Jammers' responsibility for their own equipment/supplies, it is strongly recommended that teams construct a board/card game, though any medium of game is allowed as long as it follows the prompt delivered at the beginning of the 18-hour period.

A majority of teams will be constructed beforehand, though jammers may participate individually, form a team the night of, or join an existing team. Jammers are responsible for their own supplies/equipment, food, safety, and transportation. There are numerous restaurants located in the area.

To assist in creating Jam teams, please post below with your preferred game development skillset or team interests if you plan on participating and do not already have a team formed. Please RSVP regardless; we have room for 60 jammers.

Big thanks to Jeffrey Sens, Sasha Orme, and the East Portland Eagles Lodge for their efforts and sponsorship! Also feel free to join PIGSquad for the Pwning Cancer game tournament and free play session after the Jam on Sunday in conjunction with the Hawthorne Street Fair!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!
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Tuesday
Aug 28, 2012
Windows 8, is it right for business?
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Agenda: 6:00--6:20 Networking 6:20--7:00 No-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

Windows 8, is it right for business?

Bruce will be presenting the value and business case for Windows 8. He will describe and demonstrate the new Windows user experience, running on devices you can purchase today with 11-inch to 23-inch screens. The devices will be available during and after the presentation for a hands-on experience by the OCCA audience. He will also provide tips for developers and IT consultants that will allow them to convey the Windows 8 advantage to their customers, who may be wondering whether they should upgrade. Presented by Bruce D. Kyle is an architect evangelist for Microsoft in the Developer & Platform Evangelism team and serves the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions in the United States. Bruce has worked for Rogue Wave Software, Carnegie Mellon University, John Deere, and several Internet startups before joining Microsoft. Bruce has been a software tester, developer, programming writer, and solutions architect. Bruce presents to local developers about Microsoft products including Windows, SQL Server, Office, Windows Azure, .NET, and Visual Studio.

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Thursday
Sep 6, 2012
Portland Design and Digital Experience Meetup
Rogue Distillery & Public House

Join designers, creatives and tech luminaries for an evening mixer at the fabulous Rogue Public House to kick off the Portland Digital Experience and Music Fest NW. The crew from WebVisions and Design Week Portland will be there with special guests from Portland's digital community.

Free free to RSVP so we know you're coming: http://pdxdigitalexperience.eventbrite.com/

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Wednesday
Sep 12, 2012
OEN PubTalk™ - Back-to-School with Edupreneurs
Backspace

It’s back-to-school time! With high school graduation rates falling, student achievement lagging and new Common Core Standards on the way, K-12 education reform is a hot topic around the U.S. and in this election year.

What’s exciting is that a new generation of “edupreneur” entrepreneurs has emerged to disrupt education in innovative ways with new solutions that are transforming the way we learn, teach, communicate and share information. And some of them are right here in Oregon!

Join us this back-to-school season at our Sept. 12th, OEN PubTalk™ “Back-to-School with Edupreneurs” and learn how some of Oregon’s most innovative education startups, including EdCaliber, Membean and Sublime Learning, are changing the face of education. Bill Kelly, a veteran of the education startup world, will be our moderator.

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Thursday
Sep 27, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad Art/Code Night
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Let's all get together and work on our projects!

Feel free to bring your laptop, drawing tablet, paper, prototypes, etc. to work on some game code, art, reviews, or anything in between in the company of fellow local game devs and enthusiasts! Be open to giving or receiving feedback as well, as everyone will be curious as to what everyone else is working on!

The listed time restriction is only recommended; feel free to come earlier or stay later if you'd like. The venue is listed as 21 and over, but no one IDs unless you ask for an alcoholic drink.

Games For Change PDX and PAGDIG will also be having get-togethers at the same time and place!

E-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Bridge to Produce Row
Refuge PDX

Produce Row is a network of entrepreneurial minded companies driven by creativity and innovation, companies that seek to grow not only in size but in ideas, products, and services.

If you are in the Central Eastside Industrial District fill out a business profile on the site and be added to the map and receive an invite to the event for free!

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Sunday
Oct 7, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

At this meeting, we'll be revisiting PIGSquad's September activities, including the OMSI Mini Maker Faire, XOXO Arcade, the recent Jane McGonigal lecture, the Mechlo/Tonight We Launch chiptune show, the September Art/Code Night, and the Portland Retro Gaming Expo! Prepare to talk about an upcoming Game Jam, and bring what you need to network and show off projects!

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions!

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Tuesday
Oct 9, 2012
IT/Technical Professionals Mixer
Kells Irish Restaurant (Pearl District Location)

Come meet for drinks and engage with fellow professionals in a relaxed social setting to exchange stories, career advice, and make new connections in the local industry. All positions in the IT and Technology worlds are welcome, including project managers, systems engineers, desktop support, dba's, developers, security analysts, business analysts, enterprise architects, design experts, IT/Technology managers, and all other associated fields.

Please note, this event is at Kells new 2nd location in the Pearl District. It is a wonderful establishment with a great back room tailor-made for events like this. Come join us!!

Sponsored by Portland Job Group. www.jobgroup.org

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Tuesday
Oct 16, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics UnMeeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

No host or speaker available... making for an exciting UnMeeting at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub at 915 Southeast Hawthorne.

Bring your questions and stories!

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Wednesday
Oct 17, 2012
pdxmindshare networking event
Paddy's Bar & Grill

Join pdxMindShare for our October Networking Event, held at Paddy’s Bar & Grill in downtown Portland at 65 SW Yamhill St.

pdxMindshare’s mission is twofold:

  1. Help connect qualified professionals with companies in need.
  2. Help employed professionals increase their value through pdxMindShare network connections.

Whether you’re a business professional looking for a job, an employer looking for qualified candidates or just simply looking to enhance your career through networking, pdxMindShare is your resource.

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Tuesday
Oct 23, 2012
New Tech Society Happy Hour
Thirsty Lion Pub in Tigard

The New Tech Society was founded in the Fall of 2011 to bring together a diverse group of individuals; technologists from a variety of disciplines and industries within the Portland community. We meet one night each month to make new connections, exchange ideas and enjoy each other’s company.

If you have a need--be it solving a technical issue, finding a new job, hiring a new employee, promoting a product, service or event, or just making new friends, join us.

Please bring your friends. The vibe is low-key, casual and fun; be yourself!

It is our tradition to offer a free drink to the first 10 people to arrive.

RSVP on Linkedin, please.

See you there!

-The NTS Crew

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Friday
Nov 2, 2012
CyborgCamp Portland 2012 Pre-Party
NedSpace

Join us in celebration of CyborgCamp 2012! Meet people before the conference, drink wine and beer and eat some food. Due to space constraints, we'll only let people in who have registered through the EventBrite site: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com/

http://portland.cyborgcamp.com/2012/11/cyborgcamp-2012-schedule/

RSVP Here (free) http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com/

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Sunday
Nov 4, 2012
Portland Indie Game Squad General Meeting
Portland State University - Lincoln Hall Room 121

Time for another PIGSquad general meeting! Join us to talk about indie game endeavors everywhere!

At this meeting, we'll be revisiting PIGSquad's October and early November activities, including Pixel Arts' Guts for Glory Game Summit, an Art/Code Night, and Orycon! As for future events and projects, be prepared to discuss the PIGSquad arcade cabinet, ideas for future jams, and ideas for future get-togethers (such as idea pitch parties, panel-viewing "movie nights," brainstorming half-jams, and more)! Also come prepared to show off your projects, ask for help on projects, and see what others are working on!

E-mail us at pigsquad at gmail dot com if you have any questions!

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Wednesday
Nov 7, 2012
Autodesk Hits Portland 2.0
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

The event is FREE - Appetizers & Beer Provided

Two of Autodesk's top Application Engineers (Gary Davis & Marcel de Jong) will be showing the latest Autodesk Suites that include: A Virtual Production Workflow in Maya, Motionbuilder and Mudbox 3ds Max interoperability with After Effects Motionbuilder workflow with Kinect for Motion Capture Special presentations of Sketchbook and Smoke for the MAC New Features

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Tuesday
Nov 13, 2012
SEMpdx - Google Authorship & Google+
Hotel deLuxe

SEMpdx is a non-profit that puts on educational events about search engine marketing (SEM)-related topics. For November...

Google Authorship is the magic that hooks up a blog post with its author's Google+ profile, and puts the portrait of the author next to the blog post in Google search results.

Our November event is all about the benefits of Google Authorship, and how to use it well to build your "AuthorRank" and thought leadership -- and get more clicks from Google searchers.

For more information about the event, and to purchase early bird tickets, visit http://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/november-2012/

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JobGroup Special Event: Career Management as a Marketing Campaign
Multnomah County Central Library

Tired of career management advice that gets you nowhere? Portland JobGroup is here to help you take your professional life to a new level by introducing you to a variety of topics, such as Managing Your Online Profile, Resume Optimization, Constructing an Interview Packet, and more. Our Director of Professional Development, Andrew Voss, will help you understand the challenges presented by today's job market while giving you a chance to meet some amazing people. Prepare yourself for success in today's market!!!

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Thursday
Nov 15, 2012
Technology Association of Oregon LAUNCH PARTY!
Pure Space

Technology Association of Oregon LAUNCH PARTY

PROMOTE | EDUCATE | CONNECT

Join our industry’s top technology leaders as we come together to celebrate the inauguration of the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)! During this highly interactive and experiential event you will be able to network with your peers and learn about ways to get involved in TAO committees, events, and initiatives. In addition to the unveiling of a new website, logo, and communication tool, this event will showcase ways in which TAO is delivering greater value to its members and sponsors. This event will highlight the companies and organizations that make our technology community great!

In partnership with Nitin Khanna and Mergertech, the TAO Launch Party will feature the ever popular "Scotch Lounge” in celebration of the recent successes of local tech startups. This is not your typical corporate event. Come learn why the TAO is not your typical trade association.

Presenting Sponsor: Comcast Business Class

Promote Lounge Sponsor: Catalyst IT

Scotch Lounge Sponsor: MergerTech

Fun Factor Sponsor: First Tech Federal Credit Union

When: Thursday, November 15, 2012 Where: Pure Space, Portland, OR Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Table of 10: $2,000 Members $2,500 Nonmembers Single Ticket: $75 Members $125 Nonmembers To Register: (503) 228-5452

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Tuesday
Dec 18, 2012
PLUG Advanced Topics: Snow! Huddle at the Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This event has been moved to an informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne due to snow.

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Thursday
Jan 3, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Linux in Schools project: Past, Present, and Future
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Eric Harrison has over 15 years experience with Linux in primary and secondary education environments (Kindergarten through High School). Topics will include designing, building, and maintaining your own Linux distributions (K12LTSP & Edubuntu), infrastructure (clustering, virtualization, web filtering, etc), large scale Asterisk telephony deployments, IPv6, and more.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Tuesday
Jan 15, 2013
Technology Association of Oregon - CEO Leadership Exchange Dinner - Education Reform with Dr. Rudy Crew, Oregon Chief Education Officer
Irving Street Kitchen

The dinner event in January will provide a preview of what is shaping up to be an important legislative session for Oregon’s technology industry, with a number of STEM education initiatives proposed. Dr. Rudy Crew, Oregon’s Chief Education Officer, will be joining us for the first half of the evening. Dr. Crew will lay out his and the Governor’s vision for education reform in the state and engage in an interactive discussion about the role of Oregon’s technology industry in these efforts.

Dr. Crew is outspoken and is a nationally-recognized education architect. Dr. Crew served as chancellor of New York City Public Schools under Rudy Guiliani and as superintendent of Miami-Dade public schools.

Mohan Nair, our resident song-writer, story teller and Cambia Health Solution’s Chief Innovation Officer, will moderate the evening’s discussion.

The evening will conclude with dinner and networking.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM Where: Irving Street Kitchen, 701 NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 Cost: $95 Members, $125 Nonmembers To Register: TAO, 503-228-5452

Series Title Sponsors: Cresa and Comcast Business Class

Series Supporting Sponsors: Moss Adams LLP

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PLUG Advanced Topics: Recoupling Computer Science and Computing
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Recoupling Computer Science and Computing

A talk and roundtable discussion

There is no question that hybrid telecommunication/computing appliances like those running iOS and Android have put more open source software into the hands of users than any other effort to date but vendors and carriers consistently choose user control over user freedom. While many users and vendors will argue that "people want their systems to 'just work'", intentional and unintentional decoupling of the user computing experiences from the underlying computer science is the norm, despite the fact that developers and systems administrators are equally lazy and "want their systems to 'just work'".

Because no technical barrier exists between these two experiences of a given system, this talk will explore the historic and modern systems that provide the best balance of user and developer experience and open up to a roundtable discussion of other such systems and how to bridge these two experiences and foster computer science in society.

Please be prepared to talk about your experiences, particularly on platforms like Android and web frameworks which can offer full-stack access to sources yet deliver a competitive user experience.

See you there!

Many will break for the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne afterwards.

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Friday
Jan 25, 2013
Global Game Jam 2013
through Art Institute of Portland

"The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event occurring annually in late January. GGJ brings together thousands of game enthusiasts participating through many local jams around the world. GGJ is a project of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)."

Hello jammers! Hosted by the Portland Indie Game Squad and the IGDA, Portland's Global Game Jam 2013 gives us a 48 hour opportunity to develop a game amongst friends and new acquaintances!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please visit pigsquad.com or e-mail me at pigsquad at gmail dot com!

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Thursday
Feb 7, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Open Source Medical Informatics
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Historically, implementation of electronic health records in medical offices have been problematic. Specifically, poor implementation of these products is the leading cause of failure of acceptance of EHRs in these offices. Implementation of EHRs in the small physician office remains poorly documented and this contributes to this failure rate. To address this need, OEMR (The OpenEMR Non-Profit) developed an internship experience with the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health and Science University to develop a road map for converting a small physician's office that is still using paper records to OpenEMR, an open source electronic health record, while using open source tools to implement and document the transformation. Documentation was made public on the OEMR wiki (at http://www.oemr.org/wiki/Going_From_Paper_to_Electronic) as a template for future implementations. This presentation is an overview of the documentation completed for the wiki. There are many paths to implementation, but the destination is meaningful use of the OpenEMR system.

Special Thanks: PLUG regular Keith Lofstrom was instrumental to the success of this project, not to mention Dr. Sam Bowen, MD in North Carolina and PLUG speaker Tony McCormick.

Diane Petersen is an emerging clinical informaticist, drawing from her formal education in clinical informatics and her extensive experience as a clinical pharmacist in a variety of settings. Having completed an internship leading and documenting the implementation of OpenEMR, an open source ambulatory electronic health record and practice management software application, Diane is in her last term of the Masters of Biomedical Informatics program at Oregon Health and Science University. She plans to apply her background and knowledge contributing to the improvement of managing healthcare data, and ultimately the improvement of patient care and outcomes.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Tuesday
Feb 19, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: The CASH Music Project
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Making real change for musicians with open source. We'll start by taking a look at some of the nuances of making a living as a musician, dispelling some myths about how the industry works and what is and is not working for artists today. Then we'll move on to specifics of what CASH Music is doing (along with a lot of friends) to improve things for artists with transparent models, education, and open source technologies.

Jesse von Doom is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band CASH Music. CASH is a nonprofit organization building free and open source tools for musicians. More: http://cashmusic.org/

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Mike Rogoway from the Oregonian
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

We are honored to have Oregonian technical columnist Mike Rogoway talk about Oregon's high tech and open source scenes.

You can post your questions to Mike in advance on the PLUG mailing list to give him an opportunity to research his answers! (http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug)

Mike Rogoway has been covering technology in the Portland area since 1998, at The Oregonian since 2004. He's tracked the Silicon Forest's startup renaissance and its roots in open source software, and the rise of software and open source within Intel. He's profiled Linus Torvalds, Ward Cunningham, and Intel software chief Renee James.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Wednesday
Mar 13, 2013
dMob: The Wurst

dMob is a free monthly social networking event, developed by AIGA Portland.

This month we’re hopping across the Burnside Bridge to The Wurst on East Burnside. Come hang out with your favorite designers among video games, pool tables, Skeeball, and as many pinball machines as you could desire. Grab a drink along with Portland’s best bratwurst and ’kraut. Or mix it up with a big German soft pretzel. Prost!

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dMob: The Wurst
The Wurst

dMob is a free monthly social networking event, developed by AIGA Portland.

This month we’re hopping across the Burnside Bridge to The Wurst on East Burnside. Come hang out with your favorite designers among video games, pool tables, Skeeball, and as many pinball machines as you could desire. Grab a drink along with Portland’s best bratwurst and ’kraut. Or mix it up with a big German soft pretzel. Prost!

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Tuesday
Mar 19, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: flashrd+nsh OpenBSD Network Appliances
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

flashrd+nsh: OpenBSD imaging and easy configuration for network appliances and virtual environments

Installation, upgrade and configuration are important, practical functions. OpenBSD's reputation for advanced networking functionality is second only to its reputation for having a tight knit development community which considers these functions first and foremost a convenience for developers.

In this session, we'll discuss the use and application of the flashrd and nsh tools for creating networking system images catered to deployment by IT staff, consultants and OEMs. We'll also discuss OpenBSD networking features and applications that can be instrumented by nsh, and discuss any general OpenBSD features and history, as desired by you, the participants.

Chris Cappuccio is a systems and network architect, with 16 years of experience starting as a Unix system administrator, followed up with extensive IP, DSL, wireless and SS7 network deployment and operation. Chris owns and operates Yellowknife, a wireless network provider covering thousands of square miles of unserved and underserved areas with high performance Internet access. He has been a part-time contributor to networking and driver services in the OpenBSD operating system for 14 years.

http://www.nmedia.net/flashrd/ http://www.nmedia.net/nsh/

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Thursday
Apr 4, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Mozilla Socorro Open Source crash reporting tool
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Mozilla Socorro: an Open Source crash reporting system evolves.

Socorro collects and analyzes three million crash reports a day employing PostgreSQL, HBase, Hadoop, and ElasticSearch glued together with Python. Socorro's data analysis drives the stability and development priorities of Firefox. Five years ago, Socorro was a system that ran on three machines and was tended by just one person. In 2013, it has evolved to become a distributed system running on 120 machines and serving hundreds of terabytes of data. Meanwhile, companies all over the world are adopting Socorro for crash reporting. This talk, an update of one given several years ago, will track the evolution of Socorro and its future in the upcoming world of FirefoxOS.

K Lars Lohn is the Herd Patriarch of the Mozilla WebTools Group. As the author and curator of the Mozilla Socorro Crash Reporting System, Lars has driven its evolution. Formerly with the OSUOSL, Lars telecommutes for Mozilla from a farm near Corvallis. While preferring Python, PostgreSQL and Harleys, Lars is versed in C++, MySQL and Subarus.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Tuesday
Apr 16, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Graphite
Free Geek

Graphite - Scalable Realtime Graphing http://graphite.wikidot.com/

This talk will be my choices as to why I selected collectd / Graphite for performance monitoring my environment at home (email / web / database and test systems). The discussion will include what I looked at, why I discarded the software I did, and show some demonstrations of Graphite, Munin, and if I can get it working again, Ganglia for a comparison of some of their features. I will also discuss some of the hicups I found in configuring some aspects of collectd and Graphite.

Biography

Tim Bruce has been involved in computers since 1981 when he first fell in love with computing. He's done computer training, computer security, programming, systems administration and data management. For the last 14 years he's worked as a Database Administrator with Sybase, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL at employers such as Providence Health Systems, Fiserv, FlightStats, and currently with Northwest Evaluation Association.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Thank you Igal. We will never forget you.

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Tuesday
Apr 30, 2013
HR Forum: Integrating the Corporate Strategy into Your Company Culture
Jive Software

A common dilemma among organizations today is the need to alter corporate strategy to compete in an ever-changing world. With that, a major challenge facing CEOs and others in the C-Suite, is how to encourage employees to embrace the new strategy and change their everyday behavior as a result.

In this panel-led discussion, we will explore how executive sponsorship, HR leadership and employee messaging combine to create adoption of the new strategy, the need for accountability and ultimately change a company culture.

Topic Points:

· How to align the strategy with the employee base to ensure it becomes rooted in the DNA of the culture.

· How to develop and execute initiatives to build alignment with the corporate strategy.

· What are the critical elements of an effective communication plan that delivers and regularly reinforces the key components of the strategy to all levels in the organization.

· What are the effective accountability methods for ensuring that employees at every level are operating in alignment with the strategy.

Panelists include:

· John Major – Founder and Managing Partner, Summit Core Strategies

· Ellen Raim – VP of HR, Cascade Microtech

· Ania Osinska-Bulloff – Employment Brand Specialist, Tripwire

This will be a highly interactive event allowing plenty of time for the audience to ask questions of the panelists. Feedback and personal insight are highly encouraged.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Time: 7:30 - 9:30 AM (7:30 - light breakfast and networking, 7:45 panel and Q&A) Where: Jive Software, 915 SW Stark St #400, Portland, OR 97205 Cost: $25 Members, $45 Nonmembers Register: TAO at 503-228-5452

Sponsored by: Radford

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Advancing the Career of Women in Technology
Puppet

Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech
4/30/2013

When: Tuesday, April 30th 4:30 - 8:30 PM Where: Puppet Labs 926 NW 13th Ave Portland, Oregon 97209 United States Contact: Kari Naone ([email protected])

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Online registration is available until: 5/1/2013 Register for this event » https://sao.site-ym.com/events/register.asp?id=304711

DETAILS Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech brought to you by: TAO, Women in IT, and ChickTech

A few PDX orgs passionate about increasing the numbers of women in tech invite women of all levels of interest and involvement in tech to join them for a career-building interactive booths, networking, and refreshments. Whether you have a lot to learn or a bit to teach, we hope you join us.

Schedule:

4:30 -- Registration, Networking, Refreshments,

5:00 -- Career Booths Open

5:30 -- Welcome From Hosts (TAO, WIIT and ChickTech)

5:45 -- Career Booths Re-open

8:15 -- Closing (15 min warning)

8:30 -- End

Career Booths:

  1. Improve your elevator pitch through effective body language

  2. Practice your interview skills with mock interviews with local tech recruiters

  3. Get great ideas on how to improve your resume with a one on one resume review with local tech recruiter

  4. Learn how to survive a tech interview with Celia Cottle of Puppet Lab

  5. Talk with style experts on professional presentation

  6. Learn about mentoring and supporting a motivated HS girl through ChickTech's mentoring program

  7. More!

Price: FREE! Free to attend however registration is required

Date: April 30, 2013

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Place: Puppet Labs, 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

To Register via PDX Women in IT - http://lanyrd.com/2013/pdxwiitapr13/

Donations are welcome – help support ChickTech by donating today! http://www.chicktech.org/

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Comcast Business

Supporting Sponsor:

SalesForce

Additional sponsorship opportunities available - contact [email protected].

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Thursday
May 2, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Confronting Depression
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

What is up with Linux guys buying MacBook Pros? This is depressing-- how can you put a penguin sticker next to your Apple logo?

In the wake of tragic national and local losses in the open source community to depression, Yshai Boussi of Portland Family Counseling will discuss all aspects of depression including signs and symptoms, origins, solutions and treatments, how to help others if you're concerned that they may be depressed. Yshai has family in the tech community and insights into why we may have a different relationship with depression than most communities.

Yshai has been practicing as a psychotherapist since 2003. Over the years, he has worked with many different types of individuals, couples, adolescents and families. He has seen how depression affects individuals but also friends and family as well. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor operating a private practice with his wife called Portland Family Counseling. Our practice is in NW Portland. http://portlandfamilycounseling.com

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Saturday
May 11, 2013
Coders with Kids
Cafe au Play, SE Portland

Parents in the tech industry get together with their kids and share conversation, ideas, and tech stories while their children run amok at a family-friendly venue.

Tuesday
May 21, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: The KURB Kernel/UseRspace Bridge
Free Geek

Jacob Riddle will discuss the KURB (Kernel/UseRspace Bridge) project. The goal of KURB is a kernel independent driver subsystem for Linux. The talk will include the architecture of KURB, the reasons for KURB, and how to get involved.

Jacob Riddle is in the Game Development program at Lane Community College. Prior to that he was a Nuclear Machinist Mate in the Navy. He as a passion for all things Computer Science with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence and kernel operations.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Thursday
Jun 6, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting: Hacking on the Beagle Bone Black
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Hacking on the new Beagle Bone Black

Description:

Russell recently spent some time working on porting a house-monitoring system from the Beagle Bone (an $89 embedded, ARM-based, I/O rich device running linux http://beagleboard.org/) to the new Beagle Bone Black, a $45 device which is faster, includes video and 2G of onboard flash. The sensors required a one-wire bus, one of which the original Beagle Bone had configured out of the box. The Beagle Bone Black had none. This talk is a description of what it took to get one-wire (specifically w1-gpio) going with his own custom "cape" (a daughter-board for the Beagle Bone).

Biography:

Russell Senior has been a GNU/Linux user for over 20 years, since the 0.99plN days, using it both recreationally and professionally as a research programmer/scientific data analyst. Since 2005, Russell has become involved as a principal volunteer with the Personal Telco Project (https://personaltelco.net), during which he has worked on embedded systems, primarily network routers. He contributes to the development and improvement of the OpenWrt project. In the last couple years, he has worked on monitoring systems involving Arduino and, since last year, the Beagle Bone and has learned a bit about the Angstrom distribution of linux for embedded devices.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Tuesday
Jun 18, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Social Event at the Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

For want of a venue keyholder, we will congregate at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for the topics of your choice.

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Thursday
Jul 4, 2013
PLUG: MOVED TO JULY 11TH
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

This month's 1st Thursday Portland Linux/Unix group meeting is moved to July 11th at the same time and place.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Thursday
Jul 11, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Physical Security and Surveillance
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Steve Pasco will be discussing many aspects of physical security and the realities of our emerging surveillance culture.

Steve is a seasoned Telecommunications and security professional, with more than 27 years experience, capable of managing and maintaining operational oversight of global, enterprise wide facilities and security command and control centers. Proficient in establishing policies, procedures, standards, and personnel training programs. A Telecommunications security expert in CALEA and J-STD-25 protocols. Expert in Security Systems, Access Control, Alarm Monitoring Video Surveillance, Asset Monitoring, Tracking and Protection. Operational experience in running 24/7 Command Control and Communications system with emphasis on Intelligence (C3I).

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting

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Thursday
Aug 1, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: The Perl Renaissance
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Portland Perl Mongers and Portland Linux/Unix Group are pleased to welcome world-renowned Perl trainer and developer Paul Fenwick

The Perl Renaissance is in full swing. Object frameworks and syntax have been undated, web frameworks are easy and powerful, and modules are easy to manage and install. We will cover:

  • Overhauling Perl’s Object Oriented framework with Moose.
  • Using MooseX::Method::Signatures for beautiful classes.
  • Building web applications using Dancer
  • Not worrying about web servers by using Plack.
  • Critiquing your code with Perl::Critic
  • Write amazing regexps with named captures.
  • Install new modules quickly and easily with cpanminus
  • Manage Perl installations easily with perlbrew
  • A whole swag of new features with perl 5.10–5.16
  • Much, much more!

About Paul

Adventuretarian. Enjoys Perl, social hacking, mycology, scuba diving, coffee, cycling, FOSS, meeting new people, and talking like a pirate. World famous in NZ.

As usual, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

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Tuesday
Aug 20, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Hands-on Valgrind: Better programs thru technology
Free Geek

The Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics meeting

Software Verification and Performance Analysis using Valgrind

by Stephen Dum

Valgrind is a collection of tools to validate your (typically C or C++ compiled) program. It can validate correct usage of memory, profile your program, profile heap usage and verify proper thread usage. This talk gives an overview of valgrind and how it can be used, with emphasis on memory usage verification and profiling.

http://valgrind.org

About Steve: Spent decades dealing with large projects (multi-million lines of code) writing code, automating build processes and automated testing of the code.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
through Free Geek

Portland's 12-month, three-track open source conference

The Portland Linux/Unix Group meets three times a month:

First Thursday General Meeting at PSU Third Tuesday Advanced Topics Meeting at Free Geek Third Sunday Clinic at Free Geek

We try announce our speakers two weeks in advance but some times it is last minute. They're usually conference-quality none the less.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Thursday
Sep 5, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Virtual Private Networks

Virtual Private Networking

Our illustrious IPv6 authority, Ted Mittelstaedt, will give a talk on popular Virtual Private Network options, including:

1) standard IPSec clients - require static IP at each endpoint, and are supported out of the box by Windows, Cisco IOS, Mac, and Unix using raccoon and similar programs.

2) Modified IPSec VPN clients - example is the Cisco IPSec VPN client. This is a proprietary modification used to allow one end to have a dynamic IP number.

3) SSL VPN clients. Cisco has one they call AnyConnect that is proprietary. OpenVPN is another example.

4) PPTP. This was supposed to have died years ago but since Microsoft ships the PPTP client with Windows it is still very useful in situations where the network admin is forced to provide VPN services to clients that she has no control over.

5) L2TP. This is what PPTP morphed into, Microsoft supports it natively, so it has the same benefits (to the network admin) as PPTP plus the Microsoft implementation allows for encryption using IPSec with certificates.

Ted is the Co-Owner of Portlandia IT and author of the FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Tuesday
Sep 10, 2013
ARIN + NANOG on the Road in Portland, OR
Courtyard by Marriott City Center, Portland

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) are hosting a day of professional education and networking at an event called ARIN + NANOG on the Road Portland.

Spend the morning getting up to speed on the history of the Regional Registry System, Internet Governance, and ARIN technical services. Find out the latest about Internet number resource management – including IPv4 transfers and IPv6 adoption, and current ARIN policy developments. Then spend some time networking with fellow attendees over lunch.

Kick off the afternoon with tutorials from ARIN on RPKI, NANOG on DNSSEC, and additional NANOG educational content. NANOG will host a session on its role in the network operator community and ways to engage with and take part in its lively professional community of Internet engineers and architects. The day will conclude with an Open Microphone / Q&A session, followed by a networking Happy Hour where conversation can continue in a more relaxed setting.

Attendees who complete a short survey about the event will be eligible to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards. Register today!

Registration is free but required, so register now at: https://www.arin.net/ontheroad/portland.html

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Tuesday
Sep 17, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: GUI Programming with Qt
Free Geek

Michael Faunce of Memorytime will talk about the Qt GUI toolkit and how and why he used it on a recent project.

Mike is the owner of Memorytime and has been involved with technology since 1972 has seen and used a Slide Rule. He came to oregon in 1976 to work at Tektronix and taught classes at Wilsonville Tektronix plant. While there he deisgned Memory boards for the ATARI computer and also taught at PCC for a short time. Mike has designed a number of memory board and SBC (single board computer) systems.

Mike has three patents and recently served as an expert witness in a recent patent infringement case and currently involved in a number of design projects including a customizable LED sign and a PXE Boot server.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

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Thursday
Oct 3, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group: FreeNAS Plugins
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

FreeNAS is an open source Network Attached Storage system powered by FreeBSD that features the ZFS filesystem.

Michael Dexter will demonstrate the FreeNAS 9.1.1 Plugins architecture using the Plex Media Server and various virtual machines.

For more information: http://freenas.org

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Thursday
Oct 10, 2013
The Stumpquest Games Fest
through Art Institute of Portland

The Stumpquest Games Fest is a 4-day games festival celebrating the integration of games, design, art, and technology in collaboration with independent developers. Come participate in the multifaceted medium of games through design and play! In addition to attending, registration is open for volunteers and those who want to showcase their game projects.

Events include: Twine Workshop, Board Game Prototyping, Indie Games Tournament, Indie Games Arcade, Twine Jam, Film Screening

For full details, visit the Pixel Arts Game Education listing: http://www.gameeducationpdx.com/event/stumpquest-games-fest/

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Tuesday
Oct 15, 2013
Portland Startup Pitch Bootcamp
PREM Group

Pitching your startup ideas effectively is a crucial skill that will help you acquire financing, customers, partners, and top talent. In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp will help you improve your pitching skills and recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop begins with talks by leading startup Founders designed to help you understand the key ingredients of a successful pitch. Then, you can apply that learning and pitch to both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback in a relaxed setting. Join us for a fun evening!

Register Here: http://fi.co/e/3289/CG

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Virtual Machine Fair
Free Geek

Who: Daniel Hedlund, Michael Dexter and a few special guests What: Virtual Machine Fair: Erlang/ocaml/Haskell VMs, bhyve, Xen & LXCs! Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Contain yourselves!

Daniel and Michael have been working with various virtual machines technologies and would like to have a roundtable style talk with micro presentations about each one, including:

Erlang VMs bhyve BSD Hypervisor VMs Xen VM's Haskell VMs (hopefully) and Linux Containers if we can rattle a familiar PLUG face's cage

We've invited a few guests and will give you a survey of some of the great things going on with open source virtualization technology.

Links: http://halvm.org/ http://www.openmirage.org/ http://bhyve.org

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Thursday
Oct 17, 2013
Portland Geekwire Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi
Internet/Online (registration required)

The Founder Hotseat is a live, interactive webinar designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs blunt and honest feedback on their startup ideas. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startup ideas to Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, to receive analysis and feedback. The best pitches will even be invited on screen, to pitch Adeo live, via webcam simulcast. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas.

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Tuesday
Oct 22, 2013
Portland Founder Institute Information Session
PREM Group

The Founder Institute is the world's largest early-stage accelerator. Join us for a informational event where you can meet the local Directors, ask questions, and learn how you can launch a startup with the Founder Institute's help.

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Wednesday
Oct 23, 2013
Developers & Cleantech Networking Happy Hour
Thetus Corporation

Developers, designers and cleantech professionals! This is a networking event you don’t want to miss. You will learn about the Cleanweb Initiative and the movement in Portland.

This event also connects PSU-TAO Cleanweb Hack participants as well as tech and cleantech industry professionals.

The networking provides opportunities for the hackathon participants to discuss project ideas, scout out team members and learn hackathon 101 basics. It will also serve as a platform to open dialogue that connects cleantech and tech industry in Portland.

This is free networking event. There will be food, drink and good conversations!

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Thursday
Oct 24, 2013
Portland Founder Hotseat Webinar with Adeo Ressi
Online (Portland)

If you are a founder that wants feedback from a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur, then join us for the Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi, the CEO of the Founder Institute, his eight startup. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startups to Adeo, either through text or on screen in a video conference. Adeo will provide blunt and detailed feedback on the idea, the pitch and the business. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas.

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
Portland - Developing a Great Startup Idea with Mark Frohnmayer, CEO of Arcimoto
Columbia Square building

If you have an idea for a startup that could use some refinement, then join us for the Startup Ideation Bootcamp. In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas and even recruit potential co-founders. What are the components of a great idea? How do you know if you are working in an attractive market? How do you validate that your idea is great?

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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Samba 4
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Brian Martin will talk about his early experiences with Samba 4

Samba provides open-source support for the Microsoft file sharing protocol. Version 4 of Samba was released late last year. It represented years of work and a major, some would say massive upgrade to Samba to include the ability to be a fully functional Active Directory server. Given the large scale changes, many people have been avoiding production Samba 4 use while waiting for the bugs to be worked out. Brian Martin has now started migrating production environments to Samba 4 and will discuss his early experiences.

Bio: Brian Martin is the chief consultant for Martin Consulting Services, Inc. Martin Consulting has provided system administration services in Unix, Linux and Windows systems in the Portland metro area and across the country since 1996. Brian is a frequent attendee at PLUG. His past presentations include VMWare, production grade scripting, disaster recovery experiences, Linux containers, and logical volume management.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Friday
Nov 8, 2013
Portland Silicon Florist Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi
Online Webinar

Event name: Silicon Florist Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi

Description: Do you have an idea for a startup? Could you use feedback on your ideas from a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur? Then join us for the Founder Hotseat with Adeo Ressi, the CEO of the Founder Institute. During this webinar, viewers can pitch their startups to Adeo, either through text or on screen in a video conference. Adeo will provide blunt and detailed feedback on the idea, the pitch and the business. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to RSVP, log on, and watch how an expert startup advisor evaluates new business ideas. Date: 2013-11-08, 12:15 PM

Registration: This is an online event, Online location TBA (register to be notified), Submit your pitch at: http://bit.ly/siliconflorist_hotseat

Website Link: http://fi.co/e/5501/SUP

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Tuesday
Nov 19, 2013
PDXFX November Event: Connected Relationships
Pour Wine Bar & Bistro

The relationships we build with other people are often both the most rewarding and most challenging areas of life – and sometimes, it’s the same relationship that covers both ends of the spectrum! It’s hard trying to figure out how to navigate our relationships when they don’t go smoothly. That’s where Dana Corey, the Modern Relationship Expert, comes in.

Our best relationships become a wellspring of energy that we can tap at any time: to get things done, to heal, or even just to unwind. When we struggle with relationship issues, most of us tend to blame it on our partners. The truth is, having a good relationship is almost never about “fixing” the other person. It’s about you. Who you identify as, what you want, and more than anything, what you’re choosing to do in your life right now.

Join us for this sure to be amazing event. Register here: http://bit.ly/1cKYLhm

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CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland
ISITE Design

CoFoundersLab Matchup Portland is an opportunity to find a co-founder for your business, or find a business to join. Brought to you by CoFoundersLab, this event is a finely tuned networking event where you can meet other entrepreneurs and build the team to make your business happen. Start networking now by creating a FREE profile at CoFoundersLab.com!

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Android App Collusion
Free Geek

Who: Rogan Creswick
What: Multi-App Security Analysis: Looking for Android App Collusion
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

The Android permission model opens up a number of opportunities for apps to bypass the established single-app permission checks that Android users rely on to control data flow and application behavior on their devices. I'll do my best to terrify the Android-using audience by describing the attack surface for colluding applications and showing interactive visualizations of multi-app data flow. We'll look at the Android permission model, the user-interface it results in, and I'll show just how easy it is to make apps that look innocuous.

Bio:

Rogan Creswick develops unique tools and techniques for software development and security analysis at Galois, Inc. His research interests focus on improving the state of the art in software engineering tools and user interfaces. His experience also reaches into the areas of user interface automation and customization via integrated assistants and automated documentation aides at IBM Research. He has striven to provide natural interfaces to ease communication with complex and semi-sentient agents through existing tools that have already become trustworthy and familiar to their users.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Thursday
Dec 5, 2013
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland's 12-month, three-track open source conference

The Portland Linux/Unix Group meets three times a month:

First Thursday General Meeting at PSU Third Tuesday Advanced Topics Meeting at Free Geek Third Sunday Clinic at Free Geek

We try announce our speakers two weeks in advance but some times it is last minute. They're usually conference-quality none the less.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Tuesday
Dec 10, 2013
PDX-UX Holiday Social
Thetus Corporation

Join us at Thetus for a mix-n-mingle event, made even better with free beer and pizza! Drop by to meet fellow UX enthusiasts, learn about job opportunities, and ideate with us about PDX-UX events for 2014!

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Tuesday
Dec 17, 2013
PLUG Advanced Topics: Lustre Distributed File System
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics:

Implementation and use of the Lustre file system within a research institution.

Lustre is a type of parallel distributed file system, generally used for large-scale cluster computing. (http://lustre.org)

Rob Stites - Research Associate OHSU

Rob works with several compute clusters, each using the Lustre file system at OHSU. He works with three distinct groups at OHSU; Geonomic testing, electron microscope image analysis and speech analysis.

Many attendees will break for a social hour at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Thursday
Jan 2, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Advanced OpenSSH
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Carlos Aguayo will talk about about Advanced OpenSSH:

  • Basic Usage, on Various Platforms
  • Authentication Methods
  • Keys and Agents
  • Client configuration overview
  • Server configuration overview
  • Tunnels and port forwarding
  • Remote X Windows

Carlos Aguayo is a veteran of the Silicon Valley's startup boom that produced both the Internet and the open-source movements as we know them today. He spent the 90's at companies like Sun Microsystems, Infoseek, General Magic, and Marimba, and was a major contributor at Hobnob, a mobile wireless networking venture. With a background in computer science and engineering, he has focused on corporate and datacenter infrastructure, networking and scalability. He is presently working as a systems engineer at XO Communications in Beaverton, and when not wrangling virtual machines, sings barbershop with the Bridge Town Sound.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the First Thursday meeting at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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Friday
Jan 10, 2014
Freelancers Union - Thriving Networks: Marketing and Connecting that Works
Moxie Studio

In this fun Freelancers Union workshop, we'll discuss promotional techniques and how to build a network that works for any freelance business - ranging from tech to writing, design, and more. Learn to talk about yourself without bragging, use social media without getting overwhelmed, and take advantage of the best marketing tools for independent workers.

You'll leave with:
• A description of your ideal project and client
• A compelling elevator pitch
• A clear map of your existing network
• An easy-to-execute marketing plan

$35 to attend. Please RSVP online.

Location: Moxie Studio
5010 NE 9th Ave #B
Portland, OR 97211

About Freelancers Union
Freelancers Union is a national membership organization of independent workers, including temporary, part-time, freelance, and self-employed workers. Not a member? Be sure to join us – membership is free!

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Tuesday
Jan 21, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Speaking in Public is Easy
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Brian Rohan and Michael Dexter

What: Speaking in Public is Easy

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

You read that right: Speaking in public is easy and there is nothing stopping you from giving the next informative and compelling PLUG talk.

  • You are guaranteed to have a unique topic, experience and perspective
  • Audiences are far kinder than you expect (only pros get boo'd!)
  • Visuals are always optional
  • No one was born a public speaker
  • There are great resources out there to help you
  • Most things that go wrong have nothing to do with you (Tsunamis!)
  • Live demos are... risky, but cool
  • The OSCON and LFNW CFP's close shortly (hint hint)

Brian and Michael will give you a pragmatic tour of exactly what is involved in open source conference speaking and explain precisely how nothing is stopping you from getting involved thanks to local organizations like the Portland Linux/Unix Group.

Brian says:

In 2007 I made the switch from being a machinist to a real estate agent, shortly thereafter I was invited to investigate a Toastmasters club, in order to become a better communicator. Through 5 years and over 40 speeches in Toastmasters I reached the highest level of Distinguished Toastmaster. Simply stepping out of my comfort zone has given me the opportunity introduce dignitaries, and MC fund-raising events for worthwhile causes (notably a record breaking Clark County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner auction). Currently I am a recognized top 2% leader in AdvoCare International, helping others achieve their physical and financial goals.

I enjoy using Linux on a personal level for the freedom that it represents.

"You never get rid of public speaking butterflies, you just get them to fly in formation: ~Marv Serhan

Michael says:

Never in a 1,000 years will I speak in public yet I find myself doing it several times a month in Portland and at conferences around the world. I guarantee I'm no Brian Rohan but I fill rooms and get applause. The secret is finding the right room and just doing it. I will talk about the absolute worst that can happen (rarely what you think it would be), the open source conference community and how to get from submitting a proposal to stepping down from the stage.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

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Wednesday
Jan 22, 2014
Freelancers Union - Freelancers Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Kick back with craft beer at a special happy hour for freelancers!
Brought to you by Freelancers Union

Whether you’re a programmer or publicist, crafter or cook, you’re invited to mingle with other freelancers and independent business owners who share your goals and challenges. Choose from 62 eclectic craft beers on tap at the Green Dragon - a tasty menu (with vegan options) is also available.

$15. Includes one free drink ticket. RSVP online.

About Freelancers Union
Freelancers Union promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services. Not a member? Be sure to join us - membership is free!

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Thursday
Feb 6, 2014
PLUG: Public Speaking is the Greatest Skill You Can Possess
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Portland Linux/Unix Group: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference, celebrating its 20th anniversary this spring!

  • Who: Brian Rohan and Michael Dexter
  • What: Public Speaking is the Greatest Skill You Can Possess
  • Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
  • When: Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 7pm
  • Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
  • Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Brian and Michael are back to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about speaking at an open source from PLUG (hint hint) to OSCON.

Brian has years as an experienced Distinguished Toastmaster (beer available at the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting) and Michael has just submitted his paper for the upcoming AsiaBSDCon conference on a topic he had previously known nothing about.

Why should you give a talk?

  • You are guaranteed to have a unique topic, experience and perspective
  • Audiences are far kinder than you expect (only pros get boo'd!)
  • Visuals are always optional and are flexible in format
  • No one was born a public speaker, it's simply a learned skill
  • There are great resources out there to help you
  • Most things that go wrong have nothing to do with you (Tsunamis!)
  • Live demos are... risky, but useful
  • The LFNW and other CFP's close shortly (hint hint)

Highlight from our Advanced Topics talk: (paraphrased) "My mom got more value out of learning to community with Toastmasters than two years of a (VERY impressive school) scholarship."

YOU may change careers a dozen times in your life and need a new skill set for each job but will ALWAYS need to express yourself and communicate on behalf of yourself and your team. Let PLUG be that first step in what could be worth more than a (VERY impressive school) scholarship!

Brian says:

In 2007 I made the switch from being a machinist to a real estate agent, shortly thereafter I was invited to investigate a Toastmasters club, in order to become a better communicator. Through 5 years and over 40 speeches in Toastmasters I reached the highest level of Distinguished Toastmaster. Simply stepping out of my comfort zone has given me the opportunity introduce dignitaries, and MC fund-raising events for worthwhile causes (notably a record breaking Clark County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner auction). Currently I am a recognized top 2% leader in AdvoCare International, helping others achieve their physical and financial goals.

I enjoy using Linux on a personal level for the freedom that it represents.

"You never get rid of public speaking butterflies, you just get them to fly in formation: ~Marv Serhan

Michael says:

Never in a 1,000 years will I speak in public yet I find myself doing it several times a month in Portland and at conferences around the world. I guarantee I'm no Brian Rohan but I fill rooms and get applause. The secret is finding the right room and just doing it. I will talk about the absolute worst that can happen (rarely what you think it would be), the open source conference community and how to get from submitting a proposal to stepping down from the stage.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 18, 2014
PLUG AT: Protecting Your Volunteer Effort from Caustic People

PLUG has been lucky. Some volunteer efforts and organizations face onslaughts that drive off their core volunteers and can hijack or snuff the organization. Hear the lessons learned from five such examples and share your own stories of how to recognize and respond to such behavior.

Early segue into tech topics or refreshments recommended!

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

Michael Dexter PLUG Volunteer

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Wednesday
Feb 19, 2014
Freelancers Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Kick back with craft beer at a special networking happy hour just for freelancers. Hosted by the Freelancers Union, a national nonprofit devoted to connecting independent workers and building freelance communities (www.freelancersunion.org). Whether you're a designer or developer, marketer or copywriter, meet and network with other self-employed Portlanders who all bring a unique perspective to your shared goals and challenges.

We're providing one free drink ticket. A cash bar and tasty dinner menu (with vegan options) are also available.

RSVP today at the website listed to reserve your spot! Freelancers Union members receive $5 off ticket price.

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Thursday
Feb 20, 2014
Be Their Go-To: Building Lasting Relationships with Clients and Collaborators
Moxie Studio

Freelancing is all about building strong professional relationships - but it can be easy to feel powerless as an independent worker. Hosted by Freelancers Union, a national nonprofit devoted to connecting freelance communities, this event is designed to help freelancers expand their business via strong relationships with clients. Join expert Katie Lane as she teaches you how to take back your freelance power.

You'll leave with a comprehensive list of red (and orange) flags to avoid; advice on how to set boundaries in both your personal and professional life; practical guidelines for pricing, standard agreements, contracts; and highly effective negotiation tips and tactics.

About Katie Lane: Katie Lane is an attorney and negotiation consultant who helps freelancers and independent artists protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do. Combining a background in theatre, years of experience negotiating multi-million dollar deals, and a deep affection for all things nerdy, Katie teaches freelancers how to negotiate in a style that feels comfortable, strong, and authentic. She posts weekly about negotiation and law on her blog at WorkMadeForHire.net.

Not already a member of Freelancers Union? Be sure to join us - membership is free, and earns you a discount on events like these! www.freelancersunion.org.

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Monday
Feb 24, 2014
PDX Women Founders Forum
Portland Development Commission

FEBRUARY 24th EVENT

Hi All - very excited to announce our February event. Vanessa Van Edwards will treat us with a private workshop on body language, especially targeted to women entrepreneurs. Can't wait! See you all there!

Body Language for Female Entrepreneurs

How can body language increase your presence, power and charisma? Vanessa Van Edwards has a special presentation for Female Founders Forum on how female entrepreneurs can use nonverbal to:

  • Get an edge in negotiations
  • Rock their elevator pitch
  • Master networking events
  • Pitch investors

Vanessa will use the latest research on nonverbal communication to teach women how to increase their success with people in the business world.

Speaker Bio:

Vanessa Van Edwards (Science Of People) Vanessa is a published author and behavioral investigator. Her specialties are human lie detection and body language. She is a Huffington Post columnist and regularly appears on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal to talk about her research. Vanessa is a published Penguin author and regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media. She teaches a popular online class on Body Language for Entrepreneurs about the use of nonverbal communication to increase influence as a business owner. She helps entrepreneurs use body language to pitch investors, fundraise, get in the media, negotiate, increase sales and do effective customer validation.

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Wednesday
Feb 26, 2014
Technical Professionals Networking Event - Hosted by Jibe Consulting
Paragon Restaurant and Bar

This event is intended for:

  • Professionals within the Oracle community (Technical and Functional)

  • Recent graduates interested in learning more about our industry

  • All other technology professionals welcome

During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet and speak with our Founders, Practice Directors, Consultants, and our HR/Recruiting team. We will share information about our project engagements and will answer any questions related to our industry and organization. Come enjoy an evening of networking, beverages and appetizers with our Jibe Team!

For more information on our company and to view our current openings, please visit www.jibeconsulting.com.

Should you have additional questions, please feel free to email our recruiting team at [email protected].

We look forward to meeting you!

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Thursday
Mar 6, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: pfSense
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

The Portland Linux/Unix Group

pfSense by Jeff Carmichael and Brian Rohan

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

pfSense offers an open source solution to replace commercial routers, firewalls, security, proxys, dns/dhcp/nat and more. It can be a single solution for most all network resources for a soho, and has been used successfully in small to medium sized businesses. When you are ready to replace your moon infected linksys router, pfSense offers a mature, flexible and capable solution.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the First Thursday meeting at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub NW at 1945 NW Quimby

See you there!

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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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Tuesday
Mar 18, 2014
Dynamic Tracing with DTrace and SystemTap - Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Daniel Hedlund will be giving an intermediate to advanced level talk on DTrace and SystemTap.

DTrace (http://dtrace.org/blogs/about/) is a dynamic tracing framework, originally developed for Solaris, has been released under the CDDL license and ported to many other Unix-like OSes including FreeBSD, OS X and Linux. SystemTap (https://sourceware.org/systemtap/) provides similar functionality to DTrace but is Linux specific and released under the GPL.

Dynamic tracing tools make it possible to safely inject instrumentation points (probes) into running applications on production environments; no recompilation is necessary and there is only minimal performance overhead when being used, and no overhead when not. Probes can be used to gather performance metrics to identify bottlenecks, create aggregate statistics such as the size distribution of filesystem writes, or to introspect arguments passed to individual functions in a running application without ever taking it offline.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference!

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

See you there!

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Wednesday
Mar 19, 2014
Freelancers Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Kick back with craft beer at a special happy hour just for freelancers, hosted by the Freelancers Union (www.freelancersunion.org). Whether you're a designer or developer, marketer or magician, meet other self-employed Portlanders who all bring a unique perspective to your shared goals and challenges.

We're providing one free drink ticket. A cash bar and tasty dinner menu (with vegan options) are also available.

RSVP at the website listed!

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Thursday
Apr 3, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group 20th Anniversary: Ask Linus
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building
Date: March 24th, 1994
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.help
Subject: Linux Users Group!!!

There is a Linux users group forming in Portland Oregon, 
if you are interested, email me at: ... our first meeting 
date has not been set, but will be in April sometime.
Have Fun,
Sean

The Portland Linux/Unix Group is turning 20!

We are celebrating with a Q&A session with the person who inspired this group of Linux and Unix users to come together and meet monthly for two decades: Linus Torvalds

Seating is limited and you can RSVP at: http://plug.eventbrite.com

We cannot guarantee a place for everyone and priority will be given to those who RSVP. You can try to watch the live stream from the lobby.

Live stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/ IRC: #pdxlinux on irc.geekshed.net

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

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Tuesday
Apr 15, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Heartbleed & apcupsd
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Ted Mittelstaedt

What: Heartbleed: It's cause, the solution, lessons learned plus apcupsd

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

The "Heartbleed" OpenSSL bug potentially impacts everyone who has used the Internet but was simple enough to explain in an XKCD cartoon.

http://xkcd.com/1354/

Ted Mittelstaedt will enlighten us about it and the issues surrounding it. Ted has also been experimenting with APC's new UPC interface and apcupsd. He will share his findings on this.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

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Thursday
Apr 24, 2014
AEPDX Presents The Burst
52Ltd.

The Burst is a rather unique spin the bottle between Portland’s top Illustrators and Motion Designers. We’re giving teams an entire week to collaborate and show Portland what they are made of.

Each randomly paired up team (1 Illustrator and 1 Motion Designer) has exactly 1 week to put their heads together to design and animate a 15-30 second masterpiece. We reveal the theme and then cut everyone loose. After a week we get together and throw a big party in their honor. Join us for that party and see what happens when you pair up random creatives.

Seating is limited so RSVP today

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Thursday
May 1, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Federated Wiki
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Ward Cunningham

What: Federated Wiki

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

UNIX introduced the notion of software tools, small programs assembled together as pipelines. Almost as innovative what its notion of a workbench, a place where work in progress could be shared by passing references, file paths, among collaborators.

I draw huge inspiration from these contributions, both of which happened within my professional lifetime. In this talk I will describe analogous structures in Federated Wiki, a project that hopes to host the doing of things as well as the talk about doing things.

Ward Cunningham has worked for and consulted to daring startups and huge corporations. He has served as CTO, Director, Fellow, Principle Engineer and Inventor. He is best known for creating wiki. He leads an open-source project rebuilding wiki to solve more complex sharing situations addressing some of societies toughest problems. Ward founded movements in object-oriented, agile software, extreme programming and pattern languages. Ward lives in Portland, Oregon and works for New Relic, Inc.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Thursday
May 8, 2014
Tech/Design Social Over a whisky tasting? Yes, indeed!
Voicebox Karaoke SE

In an attempt to bring the tech and design communities together, this is a fun idea to do a whisky tasting given that WhiskeyFestNW is coming up this same weekend. This event isn't affiliated with that, it's a standalone event, sponsored by Compass Box Whisky, who just won Innovator of the Year award from the World Whisky Awards 2014. And, it's FREE!

In the spirit of innovation, tasting the perfect melding of technology and design, come on out and meet some new people and try a few whiskies.

This is pure socializing, though there are experts on hand to answer all of your questions. This craft blending company was a startup, just like any startup and it's inspiring to see companies really succeed in getting their product to market. Heck, you might learn something or just get drunk. Either way, see you there. FREE!

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BioForum: ISPE and Oregon Bio at Genentech
Genentech, Hillsboro

The Oregon Bioscience Association has teamed up with the Pacific North West Chapter of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and Genentech to bring you this exciting event - a first of its kind. Join us to tour the Hillsboro Technical Operations (HTO) facility and learn about the latest innovations in aseptic processing, automated inspection, packaging and serialization, and more. There will be ample opportunity for networking and learning more about the Oregon Bioscience Association and ISPE.

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Tuesday
May 20, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Hands-on Internet of Things
Free Geek

Who: Sean Mathews

What: Hands-on Internet of Things

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Sean Mathews will present Hands-on Internet of Things: Building the next “Internet Of Things” device using a Raspberry Pi or Beagle Bone Black and simple electronics.

Sean will take us though how to prototype and build a Raspberry Pi GPIO board for as lows as $6 per board and under a month.

Learn about the Raspberry Pi GPIO header and how you can use it to talk to your card.

Sean has built assembly line automation solutions for over 20 years

Sean Mathews has over 30 years of computer hardware, software and database design and development. Sean started writing assembly language and Basic on TRS-80 and Pet computers in the late 70's at the age of 9. At 16 he started his first company writing software written in C to help developers keep track of revision history of C source code for MODCOMP computers in the mid 80's. Currently he designs embedded and cloud based solutions at NuTech Software Solutions which he founded in 1996 and sells a line of embedded alarm devices for consumers that are sold worldwide.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Thursday
Jun 5, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Security and OpenSSH
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Steve Dum

What: Security and OpenSSH

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

We will look at the security provided by OpenSSH and how the environment it is used in affects it's security. When can SSH security improve network security and when can't it.

This presentation assumes you have a basic understanding of SSH and how it is setup. Those topics will be reviewed very rapidly as we dig deeper into the security aspects of SSH. The discussion concentrates on SSH authentication using asymetric or public key encryption.

SSH is widely used to provide convenient and secure access to multiple machines on a local network, and to tunnel into remote networks to access machines on those networks that aren't directly visible to your local machine. We will analyze various use scenario's of SSH in these two usage scenario's and also the advantages and disadvantages of using an agent to facilitate SSH connections. For each of these scenario's, we will discuss the privacy aspects of one's passphrase and private keys, how secure the transmitted data is, and the ability of others to 'borrow' your credentials.

You should walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of what actions you need to take to maximize your privacy, while reaping the benefits of using SSH.

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

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Tuesday
Jun 17, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Git 2.0
Free Geek

Who: Alan Olsen

What: Git 2.0

Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)

When: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

On May 28th, version 2.0 of the Git version control software was released. This talk will be on the changes and new features that come along with the 2.0 release, as well as the changes the steps to build and install the software.

Alan Olsen started using Linux in 1994 with the Yggdrasil distribution. He has been involved with PLUG for far to long and ran Advanced Topics for 8 years. He has been programming since 1972 and working in the computer industry since 1984. He is old. He has built a log of software, hacked a lot of kernels, written too many scripts and is still finding more to learn and do in the Linux environment.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

See you there!

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Thursday
Jul 3, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Lowest Common Denomiator Coding with vi and sh
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Michael Dexter

What: Lowest Common Denominator Coding with vi and sh

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

There are countless available text editors, programming languages and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) but few are guaranteed to be present on any given system. On POSIX Unix systems, the vi(1) text editor and sh(1) shell are required by the POSIX (opengroup.org) standard and might be the only development tools at your disposal. While some developers may consider these tools equivalent to a doughnut spare tire that should not be used over 50MPH, others embrace them and have used them for decades. Some would also argue that you should learn the rules before you break them in order to appreciate higher-level languages.

This talk will be a crash course in vi(1) and sh(1) with examples from a 2500 line virtualization management project that uses a number of scripting techniques.

Michael provides independent Unix support and organizes PLUG.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Tuesday
Jul 15, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: GO TO OSCON
Free Geek

We will not be having a meeting tonight but you are welcome to meet at the Lucky Lab.

See you at OSCON!

PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference!

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

PLUG will celebrate 20 years of delivering conference-quality Linux, Unix and technology speakers this year! Most speakers are announced about two weeks in advance but some are last minute. Watch Calagator and the PLUG mailing lists for the latest news.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Wednesday
Jul 30, 2014
Startup Happy Hour: Launch Party
Base Camp Brewing Co.

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Thursday
Aug 7, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: An Open Hardware Case Study: The AK-47
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Beth 'pidge' Flanagan

What: Open Sourcing the Modern Battle Rifle: Legal and technical implications in home building the semi-automatic AK-47

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

A look at the technical and legal issues surrounding home construction of firearms, focusing on semi-automatic AK-47 style rifles.

Home gun building brings interesting legal and technical challenges needed to keep someone both safe and on the right side of the law. This requires an individual to be both an amateur metalsmith as well as knowing the ins and outs of firearms and international patent law. This talk will discuss the building of the semi-automatic AK47 rifle from a technical perspective, from demilling parts kits to the construction of a fully functional semi-automatic weapon.

We will also discuss the origins of the AK design, the history of it’s variants and its current patent status as a public domain firearm design, delving into Soviet and Russian Federation patent law as well as US firearms law.

Bio:

Beth 'pidge' Flanagan is an embedded linux geek who works at Intel's Open Source Technology Center on the Yocto Project.

Beth also gave a keynote at OSCON 2014, "Yes, Your Refrigerator Is Trying To Kill You..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8dXzAL-W8

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

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Wednesday
Aug 13, 2014
Startup Happy Hour

Startup Happy Hour is a get-together for Portland's startup community, taking place every other Wednesday at a rotating brewpub.

This is a purely social event — no nametags, no presentations, just hanging out with awesome people in a friendly, casual setting.

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Tuesday
Aug 19, 2014
PLUG Advanced Topics: Software-Defined Radio Hack Session
Free Geek

Who: Jared Boone, Kenny McElroy and you
What: Software-Defined Radio Hack Session
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live
IRC: irc.geekshed.net #pdxlinux

Software-Defined Radio Hack Session

Want to get into software-defined radio hacking but don't know where to start? Bring your laptop and an RTL-SDR dongle, HackRF, BladeRF, USRP, or other SDR hardware to this hack session and get expert help.

Jared Boone and Kenny McElroy will be on hand to help install and configure software and explain concepts. Do try to install GNU Radio on your computer before you come, since it can be a long, slow process. If you get into trouble, we will do their best to get you unstuck. For those who come with GNU Radio already functional, we will advise you on things to experiment with. If you do not already own a software-defined radio, purchasing an RTL-SDR dongle from HackerWarehouse.com or NooElec.com is recommended. They are quite inexpensive ($15 to $20) but very functional and a great way to get started in software-defined radio.

Bring some radio-based toys to hack on! If you can't make this meeting, be sure to watch Calagator, where Jared and Kenny will be starting an SDR meetup in the next few weeks.

Jared Boone has an ongoing obsession with software-defined radio. He helped with the design and coding of the HackRF SDR and has done some privacy-related work, particularly around automotive tire pressure monitors. He is a frequent user of GNU Radio, baudline, and radio signal processing techniques.

Kenny McElroy is a computer security researcher, focused on improving understanding and visualization of how the ones and zeros of computer security move around in the real world.

Organizer's Notes: Ham Radio Outlet in Tigard has a number of good magazines including the July/August QEX which features an article on GNU Radio. You may also want to read:
http://www.csun.edu/~skatz/katzpage/sdr_project/sdr/grc_tutorial1.pdf
I can also help you set up FreeBSD-current with GNU Radio.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting.

Many attendees will break for a social hour after the Third Tuesday meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne after the meeting

See you there!

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Wednesday
Aug 27, 2014
Startup Happy Hour
Pints Brewing

Startup Happy Hour brings together the Portland startup community, taking place at local brewpubs and startup headquarters.

RSVP here!

Who Should Join
Anyone who is actively involved with startups is welcome to attend: founders, developers, designers, investors, community managers, marketers, media professionals, and more.

Why should I join?
There are lots reasons to drop by Startup Happy Hour: • Interact with friendly, like-minded peers • Build your network with others in Portland's startup ecosystem • Share your ideas and projects with people who get what you're doing

What should I expect?
Startup Happy Hour is a purely social event, designed to build community and camaraderie in the startup ecosystem.

Don't expect nametags, pitches, or long presentations — instead, look forward to hanging out with awesome, like-minded people.

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Thursday
Aug 28, 2014
Networking & Cisco Certification Open Questions
Free Geek

This introductory session is an open Q&A for anyone interested in pursuing a CCNA or CCNP certification and an open forum for other networking questions. Whether you want to know how the Internet works, or just master your home network, this will be your opportunity to ask a network expert the questions you've been pondering.

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RolodexPDX Networking Event: Your Inner Game: Break Through Any Obstacle with Unshakable Confidence
Hatch

Join mission-driven, community-minded professionals for an evening of TED-style talks and purpose-driven networking at Hatch, a community social incubator in Portland.

TED-STYLE TALKS:

Your Inner Superhero: Uncover Superhuman Strength in Seconds: Learn the secrets to feeling strong, confident, and happy- quickly, naturally, and for free- using the power of your mind. with "Brain Coach Brad," Brad Pendergraft, LCSW

Turn Lemons into Kickass Lemonade: Stories to Bounce Back from Anything: What if all of your challenges became your greatest triumphs? Discover how to make "kickass lemonade," from whatever lemons life hands you, so you can thrive no matter what, and inspire others to do the same. with Danielle Louise Ross, CPC

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Thursday
Sep 4, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Private Encrypted Communications: The Blackphone
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Louis Kowolowski
What: Private Encrypted Communications: The Blackphone
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

This talk is an overview of private encrypted communications, focusing on software from Silent Circle, LLC and hardware from SGP, the makers of Blackphone. If the network cooperates, there will be demos of both the voice and text services.

Louis Kowolowski is a 16 year veteran in the fields of UNIX, networking, and security. He is the Technical Operations Manager of Silent Circle, a communications company headquartered Geneva, CH, providing simple yet secure encrypted voice, video, text and file transfer. He has a passion for automation and scalable internet architectures and when not working, enjoys amateur photography and traveling with his wife.

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

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Monday
Sep 8, 2014
Portland Seed Fund- Pitch for a Beer!
McMennamins Ringler's

Working on a startup? Have an interesting business idea that's going to disrupt the market?

Come enjoy pizza and beer on us and pitch that idea to Portland Seed Fund, a professionally managed early-venture fund with 46 seed and early stage investments.

You'll have two minutes to pitch PSF alumni, fund managers and mentors, with one tough question served up by a panel of Portland Seed Fund portfolio founders. There will also be time for you to learn more about becoming a Portland Seed Fund company from the alumni who've been through it.

Space is limited and exclusive to those pitching; pre-registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-seed-fund-pitch-for-a-beer-tickets-12401072943

When: Monday September 8, 2014

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

Where: McMenamins Ringlers Pub (NOT Annex)

1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Questions? Please email us at: [email protected]

Learn more about Portland Seed Fund: http://www.portlandseedfund.com

This event is a lot of fun, don't miss it!

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Tuesday
Sep 16, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT: CANCELLED
Free Geek

Meeting cancelled for want of a key holder.

See you in October!

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Thursday
Oct 2, 2014
Meet & Geek (After-hours tour of Free Geek)
Free Geek

What? Free snacks, beer/wine, tours, and conversation. Connect with staff, volunteers and other community members to get a special after-hours behind the scenes look at Free Geek.

When? Thursday, October 2nd 5:30-7:30pm. We're offering casual tours at 6 and 6:30.

Why? Why not! We're want to show off what we've been up to lately (did you know we're going for Responsible Recycler certification?) and hear your ideas about what we can do to better serve you and our community.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Diversity in Open Source: What We Can Do
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Jennifer Davidson
What: Diversity in Open Source: What We Can Do
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

If you're involved in tech and/or open source, you know the community suffers from a lack of diversity. The big question is: Why? Even more powerful is: What can each of us do to build a community that is welcoming of contributors from all backgrounds? Jennifer Davidson will shed light on these issues and discuss what ChickTech is doing locally in Portland. Expect actionable steps we can take as a community to increase diversity in tech.

Jennifer Davidson is a User Experience Researcher and Designer at Intel. She received a PhD in Computer Science with an emphasis in Human-Computer Interaction from Oregon State University in June 2014. She is the Interim Board President for ChickTech (http://chicktech.org). Her passions include studying open source communities, designing software that works for humans, and doing outreach to build women in tech communities. Jennifer has given talks at OSCON, Open Source Bridge, Open Source Systems, Code n' Splode, and many academic conferences.

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

Rideshares Available

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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Friday
Oct 3, 2014
Startup Coffee Hour! The Pop-Up Startup Accelerator
Rocking Frog

Startup Coffee Hour! reinvents the Startup Accelerator as a two-hour flash mob at a coffee shop.

The accelerator is like a tavern in an RPG: you can wander around the room and explore freely; you can walk up to anyone and talk to them; you can reacquaint with past companions and team members; you can sit at a table and share a laugh with elders, artisans, and heroes; you can form adventuring parties that may last a lifetime — and that's just the first 15 minutes. Learn more.

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Tuesday
Oct 21, 2014
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Little Bird Technologies

Come join an amazing group of women for happy hour at Little Bird! No specific agenda, just network and have fun! Make sure you say hi to Amie Kuttruff, a Web Developer at Little Bird. Read our newsletter for more information about Amie!

PDX Women in Tech exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in TECHNOLOGY. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company–or anything in between–come join us!

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Living Desktop Environment-Free
Free Geek

Who: Leander Harding
What: Living Desktop Environment-Free
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

KDE, Unity, even XFCE, are massive, complex software environments that achieve simplicity of user experience through rigid adherence to a given paradigm - and once you can write a shell script, they do remarkably little for you. We'll discuss philosophy, tools, and practical advice for simpler, more reliable, and more powerful computing without a desktop environment, surveying everything from non-annoying network profile handling to the wide world of mouse-free window management and everything in between.

Leander Harding is a developer at Cloud Four and a longtime Linux user. He's been running desktop environment-free since 2007.

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

Rideshares Available

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

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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Friday
Oct 31, 2014
FounderDating Application Deadline
N/A

Been working on a side project? Ready to start your next company? Need awesome advisors? Connect with the right people to find advisors, cofounders and the best entrepreneurial resources around on FounderDating. It's curated and 50% engineers. Apply to join the network and be included in the next member kickoff event>> http://bit.ly/ZTyEQI

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Jesse Bufton
What: ownCloud
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Web-based file hosting, synchronization, and collaborative editing services have made sharing files easier than ever. While these features aren't new, the web 2.0 cloud context they are being offered through has brought them to the reach of the average user with low barriers to use. These freemium services often come at a hidden price of control, privacy, and usually security. This presentation will give an overview of what ownCloud is, why one might use it, what technologies it employs, the services & features it offers, how to set it up, and discuss the use case the presenter has deployed.

Jesse Bufton is an independent web designer/developer and sometimes graphic designer. Jesse began his journey to *nix operating systems in 2000. In his most zen of moments, Jesse forages wild plants, hunts mushrooms, and ferments both food and beverage with friends--all accounted for on the blog Fermentemptations.com

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. 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
Nov 12, 2014
1Million Cups PDX
Aveta

Portland is an amazing startup town with great people starting exciting new companies. We want to celebrate and foster those ideas, people and momentum. 1 Million Cups meets every week and highlights 1-2 local startup businesses. It is a place for you to pitch your business in front of a growing group of people who want to celebrate and learn from your journey. No muss, no fuss, no pressure just a chance for you to hone your pitch.

We meet every Wednesday and spotlight 1-2 businesses for a 6 minute presentation and 20 minute Q&A. We want to hear your story, we want to hear your pitch, We want you.

You can register at:

http://portland.sites.1millioncups.com/Home/RequestToPresentFormPage

or call me for more details 360.747.7566

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Thursday
Nov 13, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders VII
Forge Portland - 1410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 850

We're excited to have a sponsor this month!! Forge Portland will be providing this month's space and even better, FREE COFFEE!!

YES! We've made it to the big leagues people!

We've been excited to see the organic growth of this meetup and look forward to seeing you all in November.

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Tuesday
Nov 18, 2014
CANCELLED: Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

No Advanced Topics meeting this month. Feel free to meet at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.

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Wednesday
Nov 19, 2014
PDX Design Research Group Meeting
Mozilla

The PDX Design Research Group is a multidisciplinary networking group focused on the role of research in the design of products, services and systems in business, government and non-profits. We welcome perspectives from all disciplines, including human-computer interaction, design, market research, and the social sciences, and others. Meetings will be held every other month in downtown Portland, and will include speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and other events, with opportunities to network and discuss relevant topics with fellow research professionals.

Help us kick off the new PDX Design Research Group with our first event on November 19th, featuring a presentation and discussion by Janna Kimel, Customer Experience Manager at Regence BlueCross BlueShield. If you have the challenge of integrating design research into the business, or if you consult with companies learning to integrate the voice of the customer, this talk will be especially relevant. Over the past 18 months, Janna has built up her role from doing web-based user research to partnering across business silos in order to support customer-centered projects and products. Come hear how Janna and her team helped move the organization from thinking “inside out” to thinking “outside in.”

Informal networking will be from 6:30 – 7:00, with Janna’s talk to begin promptly at 7:00. Please note: If you arrive after 7:00 pm, you won’t be able to get into the building, so please plan to arrive at least a few minutes before then.

Thursday
Nov 20, 2014
Startup Happy Hour @ Barlow (Classy Cocktail Edition)
Barlow

Is Silicon Forest the new Madison Avenue? Find out at Startup Happy Hour, featuring a new twist — or if you prefer, an olive.

You're invited to our Classy Cocktail Edition, taking place at Barlow, Portland's signature cocktail lounge.

From 8 to 10 PM, enjoy an artisinal libation or two, shared in the exquisite company of the Portland Startup Scene.

Dress to impress.

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Thursday
Dec 4, 2014
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Conference Warrior

Who: Michael Dexter and YOU
What: Conference Warrior
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

I do not think of myself as a big conference goer though I have been to various instantiations of PLUG, OpenSourceBridge, OSCON, CLS, Monitorama, DjangoCon, LinuxCon, Linuxfest Northwest, SCALE, MySQL, FOSDEM, LinuxTag, CeBIT, Systems.de, BSDCan, EuroBSDcon, AsiaBSDCon, OpenCON, bhyveCon, Slackathon, Supercomputing, MeetBSD, NYCBSDCon, InfoBALT, various Latvian events, that IT expo that used to come through Portland and a few I am completely spacing. I have also spoken or exhibited at some of these plus organized a few of the tiny ones.

At the public prompting of Brian P. Martin, I will discuss why on Earth someone would do such a thing over and over. Including:

How to and why attend

How to and why speak

How to and why exhibit

How to and why organize events

How to put on the best event possible on really short notice

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. 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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Tuesday
Dec 16, 2014
PLUG Advanced Topics: CFPs from Announcement to Reimbursements
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting Announcement

Who: Michael What's His Name
What: CFPs from Announcement to Reimbursements
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

CFPs or Calls for Papers/Participation are something you generally are oblivious to or schedule your whole year around. A CFP is what conference organizers use to formally announce their desire for speakers at an upcoming event. They often set guidelines and requirements for the talk and the organizers of successful conferences can find themselves rejecting hundreds of proposals. Michael will analyze a number of prominent open source community CFPs and will step through every stage of a CFP that requires an extended abstract, paper and presentation. Attendees will hear repeatedly how astonishingly easy some CFPs (like PLUG's) are to respond to and in will fact have their proposals ready by the end of the talk.

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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Tuesday
Dec 23, 2014
Code Fellows Info Session
Ristretto Roasters (NE Couch)

Join us for a cup of coffee and learn about upcoming classes at our info session on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.

Interested in learning more about an offering or Code Fellows Portland? RSVP today!

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Code Fellows is a Seattle-based digital trade school that provides world-class technical education, career coaching, and job placement services. We offer full-time and part-time programs in various web technologies for every ability level in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.

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Wednesday
Jan 7, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Saturday
Jan 10, 2015
Portland Launch 15
Mercy Corps

New Year's Resolutions don't work. Chance favors the prepared. We're grabbing every opportunity by the scruff of the neck and making every minute count. Portland startups are claiming success for the New Year. January 10th the members of Portland's startup scene are getting together to kick off the New Year Portland style!

We will have a hosted bar with great beer and wine, along with a buffet and awesome music!

There are so many great groups, organizations and meetups in Portland that it's easy to get lost and only meet a small portion of this huge community. This will be the best chance to meet the up-and-comers, the recent stars and the new players on the scene.

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Wednesday
Jan 14, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Thursday
Jan 15, 2015
Social Entrepreneurs Meetup - PDX
Hatch

Every third Thursday we hold our main Meetup at Hatch. The primary theme of our group is: Social Entrepreneurs - PDX: How we help each other solve business and social problems.

We consist of over 300 members of which 1/3 are business owners, or trying to start a business, 1/3 are freelancers that support small business, and 1/3 are folks with shared interests or who are networking.

We plan to hear five or six five minute pitches from social entrepreneurs.

Some nights we will hold Mastermind events where a specialist fields questions, other times we do Crowdsolving events where the attendees ask their questions or ask for help with a problem and the group provides feedback, ideas, connections, suggestions.

Overall, we are a fascinating group of highly motivated changemakers. Hatch is a great co-working space, so if you have not been there, this is a good time to check it out.

Cold beer and treats are always provided. Suggested Donation is $5 to $10

I look forward to seeing you there. If you would like to speak (not really a pitch, just casual information) about a local social enterprise or know someone who would, please contact me. (contact info is above)

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Tuesday
Jan 20, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Informal Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

For want of a response to the CFP, the PLUG meeting will be an informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for those who need to get out of the house.

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
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Wednesday
Jan 28, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Female Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Lesbians Who Tech - OMSI After Dark: Sugar Sweet Science
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Join us on January 28th for an evening of erudite entertainment at OMSI After Dark: Sugar Sweet Science. After Dark features live demos, exhibitions, snacks, beer, wine, sweets, and other foods. OMSI recommends purchasing a ticket ($13 for non-members) in advance online.

Meet up at 5:30 at nearby Bunk Bar or catch us at the event after 6.

Also check out our Meetup group and Facebook group.

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Thursday
Jan 29, 2015
Circle Up Networking: Ask less, Give more
Starve Ups Garage (331 NE Hancock Street, Portland)

TED talk + effective networking! Join speaker Yasmin Nguyen as he gives a TED-style talk designed to help you learn how to attract more business, inspire donors, and build avid brand champions who will share your stories over and over by “asking less and giving more.”

Following the talk, attendees will participate in circle up's effective master mind circles which are designed to create authentic business connections. Plus- paleo catering!

Grab your ticket today at: Picatic.com/Jan29

Yasmin Nguyen is a Portland-based philanthropist, social innovator, and strategic storytelling expert who helps business and nonprofits emotionally connect with their audiences through stories, technology, and partnerships to generates sales, relationships and support. He is the founder of Vibrance Global, Supper for Stars, and Philanthropy Talk, which brings together business, community and nonprofit leaders together to share ideas, insights, and feedback to better serve our community. Bringing together over 18 years in entrepreneurship, communications strategy, online marketing and design, video production, investing, relationship building, and coaching, Yasmin shares a unique perspective that connects the dots between relevant ideas for audiences. His mission is to facilitate more giving in our lives, community and world.

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Wednesday
Feb 4, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Thursday
Feb 5, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Escaping GMail
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Louis Kowolowski
What: Escaping GMail
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

If you’ve wanted to run your own mail server, but held back because it sounded complicated, fear no more. In mere days you too can have a GMail-like experience. Using common household tools such as Postfix, Dovecot, and MySQL, you can have a pointy clicky UI for your mail administration and webmail needs.

I’ll be showing a demo that utilizes Postfix, Dovecot, PostfixAdmin, Sieve, MySQL, and RoundCube. Account manipulation (creating domains and users) through a webby, webmail, and server side mail filters. All of this is done on FreeBSD but can also be done on others such as Linux, Solaris, or even Irix (if you love pain).

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

Website
Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of January we are focussing on Female Founders. In February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

Website
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 17, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Informal Meeting
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

For want of a response to the CFP, the PLUG meeting will be an informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for those who need to get out of the house.

Enjoy!

Website
Wednesday
Feb 18, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 25, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland Food Founders
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

During the month of February we bring in Foodie Founders. Stay tuned for March's theme!

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

Website
Thursday
Feb 26, 2015
ShiftWise Open House
ShiftWise Offices

ShiftWise has been in Portland for over 10 years, and now is the time to properly introduce ourselves. On February 26th, we are throwing open our doors to technology professionals, our network, and anyone interested in things like distributed computing, Angular JS, NoSQL, Software Defined Networking, Continuous Delivery, Healthcare recruiting… or people who just want to enjoy some great Portland food, drinks and games on us

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Wednesday
Mar 4, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Thursday
Mar 5, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: The Future of Copyleft
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Bradley M. Kuhn
What: Considering the Future of Copyleft: How Will The Next Generation Perceive GPL?
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Copyleft licenses, particularly the GPL and LGPL, are widely used throughout the Free Software community. However, recent for-profit corporate interest in Free Software development has led to a renewed preference toward non-copyleft licensing by for-profit entities. Meanwhile, many for-profit entities that do use copyleft for their own software now do so in a manner that most copyleft aficionados find, at best, distasteful and at worst, abusive.

A long-standing truce exists in our community between fans of non-copyleft licensing and copyleft. No one in the copyleft communities disputes that non-copylefted Free Software is an important part of our community. However, copyleft faces new challenges that make past debates about the appropriateness of copyleft seem quite minor by comparison.

This talk will discuss all aspects of the complicated situation facing copyleft, including younger developers apparent preference for non-copyleft licensing (as expressed, in part, in the "post-open source" debates), the widespread and common failures for companies to comply with GPL's relatively easy requirements, and how licensing choices are today, unlike in the past, rarely in the hands of individual developers, but instead their corporate employers.

Bradley M. Kuhn is the President and Distinguished Technologist at Software Freedom Conservancy (sfconservancy.org) and on the Board of Directors of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the GNU/Linux operating system, and began contributing to various FLOSS projects. He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software developer for various companies, and taught AP Computer Science at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. Kuhn's non-profit career began in 2000, when he was hired by the FSF. As FSF's Executive Director from 2001–2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement, launched its Associate Member program, and invented the Affero GPL. From 2005-2010, Kuhn worked as the Policy Analyst and Technology Director of the Software Freedom Law Center. Kuhn was the primary volunteer for Conservancy from 2006–2010, and has been a full-time staffer since early 2011. Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University in Maryland, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. Kuhn's Master's thesis discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of FLOSS programming languages. Kuhn received the O'Reilly Open Source Award in 2012, in recognition for his lifelong policy work on copyleft licensing.

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

Rideshares Available

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

Website
Wednesday
Mar 11, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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OEN PubTalk: Is Brick and Mortar Retail Dying or Evolving?
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

It’s projected that within the next 15-20 years, half of America’s malls will shut down. JCPenney, Macy’s, and Sears are among the many retail giants that have recently announced fresh rounds of closures and layoffs.

So is brick-and-mortar retail dying? Though e-commerce platforms are increasingly vital in today’s retail marketplace, not everyone is quick to discount good ol’ fashioned brick-and-mortar stores. Join us at our March PubTalk to learn how startup companies are leveraging online and offline retail experiences to create more demand.

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Tuesday
Mar 17, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

The March Advanced Topics will be an informal meeting at:

Lucky Labrador Brew Pub 915 SE Hawthorne Boulevard

Enjoy!

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Friday
Mar 20, 2015
NewTech PDX - AM Edition
CENTRL Office

Join us for NewTech PDX - AM on the 3rd Friday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $5 per person (with online RSVP), or $10 at the door.

Agenda
7:30am - Doors Open / Coffee / Pastries /Bloody Mary Bar / Get to know your community
8:30am - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: Craig Spiegelberg of Location Sentry

  • Pres. #2: Micah Greenberg of Language Zen
  • Pres. #3: Micah Hogan of Insta Aide
  • Pres. #4: TBA
  • Pres. #5: TBA
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Monday
Mar 23, 2015
NewTech PDX - PM Edition
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of nearly every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, and $20 at the door.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 25, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience. Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Tuesday
Mar 31, 2015
Regional Internet Backbones
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

Have you ever wondered where the internet backbones run through our region? Who owns it? What are peering and transit agreements? Ever wondered how much it would cost to run a fiber optic line across the Pacific to Asia? Are you curious about what makes data centers so special?

Eric Hulbert of Opus Interactive will discuss the internet backbones running through the region, and give a bit of history on how they came to be. Eric will also discuss options for hosting virtual servers on equipment that doesn’t belong to your or your client.

Agenda:

6:00--6:20 Networking

6:20--7:00 No-host dinner

7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements

7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A)

About Eric Hulbert:

Eric Hulbert is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Opus Interactive, a Portland-based hosting company that was founded in 1994 and provides services from Tier III+ data centers in Portland, Hillsboro, San Jose and Dallas.

With 16 years of IT experience, Eric provides leadership and vision for Opus Interactive’s strategic development and business growth goals. Eric also plays a key role in the company’s operations and is known for his hands on approach, hard work and determination.

www.opusinteractive.com

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Thursday
Apr 2, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: MP4 Metadata Editing
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Latham Loop
What: MP4 Metadata Editing
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

Latham Loop will present an overview of adding and editing text based subtitles and metadata to the popular MP4 video file format. This can be beneficial to those desiring an alternate language translation when watching video, and to the hearing impaired. Open source tools Subler, Subtitle Edit, FFMPEG, Plex for Mac, Windows and Linux, will be discussed.

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

Website
Monday
Apr 20, 2015
NewTech PDX
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX ! Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, and $20 at the door.

Agenda
6:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: Glenn Klecker of Klecker Knives

  • Pres. #2: Micah Hogan of InstaAide
  • Pres. #3: Eric Holscher of Read the Docs
  • Pres. #4: Michael Scotto di Carlo of Supportland
  • Pres. #5: Ray King of Top Level Design

8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Ave [at SW Ash Street])

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Tuesday
Apr 21, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: FreeBSD Virtualization Options
Free Geek

Who: Michael Dexter
What: FreeBSD Virtualization Options
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Learn about the latest developments in FreeBSD virtualization including EC2 and Hyper-V guest support, Xen Dom0 and DomU support and bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor.

Learn about the latest developments in FreeBSD virtualization including EC2 and Hyper-V guest support, Xen Dom0 and DomU support and bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor.

FreeBSD invented the modern Unix container with jail(8) in the year 2000 and today operates as an EC2 and Hyper-V guest, Xen Dom0 and DomU and now includes bhyve, the native FreeBSD Hypervisor. Michael wrote his first jail(8) management system in 2005 and has since operated NetBSD/Xen in production and was the first community user of bhyve, the FreeBSD hypervisor introduced with FreeBSD 10.0. bhyve is a modern, emulation-free hypervisor that relies on the Extended Page Table feature found in modern Intel and AMD CPUs. bhyve provides bare-metal performance for Unix virtual machines and an in some cases will in fact provide better than bare-metal performance.

FreeBSD Xen Dom0 support has been many years in the making but is beginning to see the light of day. Michael is working with Xen developer Roger Pau Monné and aims to have a real-world report on the status of this unique effort.

Combined, these technologies are establishing FreeBSD as an emerging first class virtualization platform with an increasing adoption by "cloud" service providers.

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.

Website
Wednesday
May 6, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

Website
Thursday
May 7, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Block Storage Device Life Cycles
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Portland Linux/Unix Group: Block Storage Device Life Cycles

Who: Michael Dexter
What: Block Storage Device Life Cycles
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live if lucky

Block storage has joined electricity as one of the fundamental technologies on which we are completely and irrevocably dependent. The two technologies are in fact becoming inextricable now that computers control virtually every electrical system from the distribution grids on up, and computers themselves are completely dependent on electricity to operate. Both technologies have undergone countless innovations yet still operate largely on their original basic principles. While high in capacity, fast and affordable, the modern hardware block storage device or “hard disk” operates on the same principles as the original 1956 IBM 350 disk storage unit and most solid-state alternatives emulate hard disks. Beginning with the Berkeley Fast File System, the BSD family of operating systems has played a key role in the evolution of general purpose block storage and continues this innovation with technologies like virtual block storage devices, GEOM, UFS2, ZFS, GELI, HAST, GEOM Journaling, FUSE, tmpfs and the NAND Flash framework. This paper will survey the available block device options in the FreeBSD operating system and explore their practical uses in modern storage architectures.

FreeBSD is unique in that it provides the reference platform for the Unix File System and is now a tier one Zettabyte File System or ZFS platform. The 10.0 release of FreeBSD is particularly unique in that it includes in-kernel iSCSI network block device sharing, the NAND Flash framework, a FUSE implementation and the bhyve hypervisor which can leverage and help test most FreeBSD storage technologies. The FreeBSD ports collection also includes support for guest file systems such as ext2 and NTFS, which provide new opportunities to "round trip" virtual and physical machines using bhyve and tools such as the iBFT iSCSI boot framework.

Finally, while an unprecedented block storage toolkit can enable extensive experimentation, there are pragmatic issues surrounding production storage architectures. This paper will touch on real world block storage solutions built with FreeBSD and its derivatives. These derivatives include the FreeNAS storage appliance, which provides networked block and file storage to a myriad of Unix and non-Unix clients. Pragmatic issues surrounding verifiable data integrity include: understanding and embracing ZFS behavior and limits, observing disk and partition health in addition to data integrity, understanding the implications of file naming, maintaining backups and restoring desired data in a timely manner.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. 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 13, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Are you Driving or Following your Brand? | Marketing Networking Event
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

Is your creative vision driving your brand? Or are you leveraging external data to steer it?

With the surplus of marketing metrics available, this is a decision most marketers face every day. We invite you to join the discussion as four brand leaders discuss their chosen approach.

Don’t miss TAO’s next Marketing Community Event on Thursday, May 13th! We’ve brought together panel of marketing mavens representing the agency world and in-house marketing teams who will share their brand advice and debate creating and driving your brand vs. steering it by the data.

Our panelists will address burning questions such as:

*What should you do when your brand is being challenged for the sake of customer reach?

*How much of your brand (and its initial vision) are you willing to compromise?

*When does data make your brand myopic?

Panelists

-Julie Zisman, Head of Marketing at Little Bird

-Kent Lewis, Founder & President of Anvil Media

-Matthew Baranauskas, Creative Director of Ziba Design

-Burt Rosen, Chief Marketing Officer of Healthsparq

This event is for all Marketing professionals interested in learning new techniques and methodologies of brand and product development.

Event Details:

Where: The Cleaners @ The Ace Hotel

Date: Wednesday, May 13 2015

Time: 5:30-8:00 pm

Cost: Members $25, Non-Members $45

Register Today

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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

PLUG Advanced Topics

Who: Brian Martin
What: Life of (Raspberry) Pi
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, May 19st, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Learn:

  • How to assemble and configure a Raspberry Pi
  • How to use it as a remote desktop client
  • How to configure it to use an NFS-provided root file system
  • and How to share the same root file system with multiple Raspberry Pi's

In this meeting Brian will be discussing his recent experiences using the Raspberry Pi to meet personal and business needs. Brian will demonstrate building and configuring a Raspberry Pi. He'll also demonstrate using the Raspberry Pi as a Windows remote desktop client. Afterwards, he'll demonstrate how to drink a beer at the Lucky Lab.

Bio: Brian Martin is the chief consultant for Martin Consulting Services, Inc. Martin Consulting has provided system administration services in Unix, Linux and Windows systems in the Portland metro area and across the country since 1996. Brian is a frequent attendee at PLUG. His past presentations include VMWare, production grade scripting, disaster recovery experiences, Linux containers, logical volume management, and Samba 4.

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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 3, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
Forge Portland

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about the businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Thursday
Jun 4, 2015
TiE Speaker Series: Confessions of An Entrepreneur – David Nelsen
Stoel Rives Portland

No entrepreneur goes through their entrepreneurial journey without making mistakes along the way. Some are small, some are bigger, and all contribute to lessons learned.

While everyone will encounter their own limits, SNAFUs, bad decisions, good advice not taken etc., hearing from others where they went wrong and what they learned is a great opportunity to be forewarned.

Join us for networking, light refreshments (courtesy of hosts Stoel Rives) and a talk by David Nelsen, Founder/CEO of Giftango, as he reflects on what he learned from his mistakes along the way as he founded, and sold, his company Giftango.

Cost: TiE Members: FREE, Public: $25

Information and Registration: http://oregon.tie.org/event/confessions-entrepreneur-david-nelsen/?instance_id=384

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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Open Hardware and why it matters
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: John Hawley
What: Open Hardware and why it matters - MinnowBoard MAX case study
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Open Hardware is starting to change the way the world works, giving more people access to customizable hardware, and giving more power to smaller entities. I intend to give a general overview of open hardware, focusing on the MinnowBoard MAX, and use it as a case study of what people are doing with it and why the open hardware is important to the space it's entering.

John 'Warthog9' Hawley led the system administration team on kernel.org for nearly a decade, leading a team including four other administrators. His other exploits include working on Syslinux, OpenSSI, a caching Gitweb, and patches to bind to enable GeoDNS. He's the author of PXE Knife, a set of interfaces around common utilities and diagnostics tools needed by an average systems administrator, as well as SyncDiff(erent) a state-full file synchronizer and file transfer mechanism. He currently works for Intel working on Open Hardware, and the Minnowboard. In his free time he enjoys cooking extravagant meals and watching bad movies.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab at 1945 NW Quimby St. 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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Monday
Jun 8, 2015
FutureTalks / WWC Networking Night @ New Relic
New Relic

Women Who Code Portland Networking Night @ New Relic

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

This month, our FutureTalks speaker series is joining forces with WWC, as we host seven engineers from New Relic giving brief technical talks about their work, all emcee'd by our very own Liz Abinante, who presented at our February event. Next Monday, June 8th will be the 4th Networking Night of their series.

Speakers:

  • Alice Goldfuss - "Docker in a Flash"
  • Ashley Puls - "Why, When, and How to Measure Performance"
  • Emily Hyland - “Programming for Humans: API design as user experience design”
  • Kate Morrow - "Jelly Bean Trails and Middle-points"
  • Katherine Wu - "Moving from ActiveRecord to a Service"
  • Katie Leonard - "Upgrading Rails"
  • Zoe Kay - "Upgrading Rails"

Program:

  • 5:30-6:00 - Check-In and Networking
  • 6:00-7:30 - Lightning Talks
  • 7:30-8:00 - Wrap Up and Networking

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy half-hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentations will begin right at 6p.

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Wednesday
Jun 10, 2015
Empower Your Business with Enterprise and Self-service Analytics
Courtyard by Marriott City Center, Portland

Join Data Informed and IBM for this free, analytics-oriented forum. Hear experts discuss key points of a data program, including how to:

-Sanity-check your analytics strategy so it is primed for self-service

-Turn unstructured data into actionable intelligence

-Get best practices for analytics platforms & self-service

-Prepare for mobile access to analytics throughout the business

-Examine security models and governance mandates

-Evaluate how hybrid cloud strengthens your self-service capabilities

-Hear client case studies of how real companies employ self-service BI

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1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Monday
Jun 15, 2015
NewTech PDX: Drones
Mercy Corps

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of nearly every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. You can arrive early (as early as 5:30) and network. You can leave a little late (as late as 8:30) and network some more. Then follow us over to the after-party!

Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the meetup is $10 online, or $20 at the door.

Agenda
6:00pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community
7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, etc.

  • Pres. #1: Brett Lee - Pandion Multirotors

  • Pres. #2: Daniel Smith - Dark Horse Mapping
  • Pres. #3: Patrick Sherman - Roswell Test Flight Crew
  • Pres. #4: Ben Howard - Honeycomb
  • Pres. #5: Jonathan Evans - Skyward

8:00pm - After-Party at the Thirsty Lion (71 SW 2nd Ave [at SW Ash Street])

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Wednesday
Jun 17, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 1, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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Wednesday
Jul 8, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 15, 2015
1 Million Cups - Portland
CENTRL Office

The 1 Million cups weekly meetings are a great opportunity for people and founders to connect.

Each week we invite a founder of a local startup or unique local business to give a short presentation. Then we follow up with a productive guided Q & A from the audience.

Founders learn great insights about their businesses and the audience learns from people making great ideas happen in our exciting Portland startup scene.

No registration needed, no pretense allowed, just great coffee, conversation and connections every week. Come on by.

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SpiceWorks Portland IT Group
Beaverton City Library - Cathy Stanton Conf Room

Our local Sophos rep and engineer will be talking about AV technologies, latest trend and will discuss a beta version which will be released later this year.

Sophos has some T-Shirts to hand-out and I have some SpiceWorks swag as well.

Also come hungry, we will have food and drinks for everyone.

Please register early so I have a good head count for food.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:30 Networking/Food

6:30 - 7:30 Sophos

7:30 - 8:00 Question/Networking

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Thursday
Jul 30, 2015
Coffee w/ Co-Founders XIV
Coava

We're back!

We took a month off to enjoy the warm sun and summer fun. Now we're back and we're excited to hear what you've been up to!

This has grown into a great networking event so make sure you bring plenty of business cards!

About Coffee w/ Co-Founders: As a business owner you are faced with many challenges. You're forced to make decisions every day that could make or break your business. Coffee w/ Co-Founders is a way to network with other Entrepreneurs to allow free flowing information with the intent to collaborate and help each other. So often we're challenged and there's very little we can do to express our challenges with the people we work with or the people we care about. Think of Coffee w/ Co-Founders as your own personal support group for business owners. We're all here to help!

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Thursday
Sep 10, 2015
How to start up your Startup
Feral Public House

Everyone has ideas that they believe will make great businesses. Not everybody understands what that journey is like and what are the next steps they need to take to make that business happen.

We are here to help. This event is for anyone who has an idea they want to turn into a business.

We will host a panel discussion to talk about funding your business, legal representation, Taxes, programming, and how as local entrepreneurs you can meet great people right here in town to help you.

Panelists: Stephen Green, John Laine - Angel Investor and Entrepreneur

Stephen Green is part entrepreneur, economist & numbers guy with a penchant for always seeing the glass half full and is a firm believer that done beats perfect. With 20 years in entrepreneurship (starting his first business while in college) and an established career in finance and lending, he hopes to continue to support entrepreneurs. By day as Vice-President & Market Manager at Albina Community Bank, Stephen helps business and property owners find access to the capital they need to get their projects off the ground. Stephen’s current entrepreneurial roles include a contractor for Nike, providing strategy assistance to small business owners & co-founder of the nation’s first nonprofit brewpub & brewery (Oregon Public House) which in its third year in operation is poised to break the $1M revenue mark and will be opening its second location in 2017. He currently sits on the board of directors for six area nonprofits that are all based in N/NE Portland that support economic development, community development & education. He is the past board-chair for the Black United Fund of Oregon is the current Treasurer at the Oregon Public House. He is a Portland area native and graduated with a BS degree in economics from Western Oregon University.

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Thursday
Sep 24, 2015
Trivia Under the Influence, Special Lesbians Who Tech Edition! Allies welcome!
Bear Paw Inn

Are you an insufferable know-it-all with no outlet for your boundless knowledge? Do you find yourself starting many sentences with "Well, actually...?" Are you unable to prevent yourself from correcting common misconceptions about the symbolism of Jenny Schecter's poetry? Then this may not be the trivia night for you.

However, if you are a chill queer lady or ally, and you would enjoy a rousing and entertaining evening of random tech and queer arcana, this is your night. Don't worry, we will make sure our trivia question scribe doesn't go too hard on us. Come hang out with us and make new friends and connections, enjoy a drink, and win awesome prizes! Teams will be blind draw, fun times will be mandatory.

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Tuesday
Oct 6, 2015
Biz & Beer 2.0
Venture Business Centers

Back by popular demand we are launching Biz and Beer 2.0!

This will be a great night of networking, learning and meeting awesome people. Like before, we will be having an awesome photo booth with unlimited pictures as well as free beer and food! You'll want to invite your friends to this free event because it's guaranteed to be awesome.

There will also be an after party for those who want to join (TBD)


Our mission is to Collaborate, Educate and create a group that wants to Reciprocate by passing awesome referrals!

There will be great prizes, food and beverages. The best part of all… It's FREE thanks to our generous local sponsors!!! All we ask is that you go check them out sometime after the event to support our local business community.

We look forward to meeting each of you at our next event!

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Monday
Oct 12, 2015
Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) - Kick-off Social & Open Mic Tales of Testing Terrors
World Trade Center

Kick-off Social & Open Mic Tales of Testing Terrors

Plan on joining us for this Kick-off event, meet the vendors, meet your fellow attendees and speakers, mingle and mix it up. We provide the complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages; we invite the local software community to join us.

Nothing can prepare you for stories you will hear this dark and eerie night as your colleagues drag you to the brink of madness with tales of terrifying testing, scary software, inscrutable specifications, and devilish defects!

Have your own terrifying tale to tell? The stage is yours for 3 minutes if you dare! Survivors will be cursed with a special prize awarded for the truly most frightening descriptions of software gone horribly, horribly wrong.

This open mic event is brought to you by Pacific NW Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) and Technology Association of Oregon (TAO).

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Wednesday
Oct 14, 2015
Cooperative Workspaces Trending in PDX
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Sick of working out of coffee shops but can't afford your own workspace?

We love coffee shops, but let's face it: launching a startup while competing for electrical outlets and trying to block out the din of coffee grinders is not always ideal. Access to a quiet conference room and your very own electrical outlet are just two benefits of a coworking space. Learn about the other benefits, including what's available here in Portland, at our upcoming PubTalk!

Join us for FREE pizza, drinks and a fantastic networking experience + panel.

Date: 10/14 Time: 5:15-7:00pm Cost: Members: $10

      Non-Members: $20 

(walk-ins welcome!)

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Tuesday
Oct 20, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: OpenNMS
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Who: Ken Eshelby
What: OpenNMS
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

OpenNMS is one of the most mature, scalable and flexible enterprise network management platforms in existence. This presentation will cover essential architecture, features and workflow. We will also cover new features including new massively scalable time series data store using Apache Cassandra, new measurements API, new Minion distributable collector and poller in development, and new mobile application.

Ken Eshelby had been a network engineer for nearly 20 years in public service, involving development and deployment of an advanced enterprise network for the State of Oregon. I have covered technologies such as early MPLS development and deployment with Cisco, QoS, data center design and high speed scalable and redundant enterprise and service provider networks. I have maintained a focus in network management while doing engineering duties and support in a NOC and data center environment. In 2014, I joined The OpenNMS Group as a consulting and support engineer. The OpenNMS Group has maintained the OpenNMS open source project for 11 years. We sell free software.

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.

See you there!

Michael Dexter
PLUG Volunteer

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards
Oregon Convention Center

Each fall, over 600 local business leaders converge at OEN’s Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Gala to honor Oregon’s brightest, boldest, and best entrepreneurs. The OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Gala honors the skill and courage it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. It is intended to not only celebrate entrepreneurs, but to highlight their importance to the region’s economy. Click on the link above for details and to register.

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Friday
Oct 23, 2015
Founders Happy Hour on the North Bank
Low Bar

The scene on the North Bank is heating up. More events, more startups and a growing scene of amazing founders. Come out and meet them and hang out in a very cool local dive bar with Shit on a Shingle, grilled cheese and an amazing Low Bar burger,,, There's also Spare Ribs and mac & cheese with Vodka, sharp cheddar and crispy fried onions.

So if you can get a word in with your mouth full, you'll have some great conversations with some awesome cool people building great shit up north.

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2015
Sip and Slack BETA
The Oregon Public House

Want to meet up in person with a bunch of folks from the Portland Startups Slack? Let's see if we can make that happen. (Even if you aren't part of the Portland Startups Slack, we'd love to see you.)

We'll be gathering at The Oregon Public House, the nation's first non-profit brew pub. All profits from this gathering will be going toward Kairos School.

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Camp Optimization Meet-Up
Migration Brewery

No need to worry if you missed last month's event because our next meet-up is on Thursday, October 29th.

This month Kyle Duford, will be sharing a bit about his experiences creating and optimizing award winning e-commerce experiences. Kyle has successfully built and led e-commerce teams for notable consumer brands including Dr. Martens, Speck Products, Nau, and Chrome Industries - doubing or tripling their online revenue within 18 months - as well has helped other outdoor brands such as KEEN, Blue Seventy, Nuun, Rudy Project, Retul, and Carmichael Training Systems. Come learn what it takes from a man who has done it.

We will be meeting at Migration Brewing for some beer and casual networking. You can find us in the Annex where the first round of beer is on us.

AGENDA: 4:30pm - 5:00pm Arrive at Migration Brewing at 2828 NE Glisan St (Meet in the Annex)

5:00pm - 5:20pm Presentation from Kyle Duford

5:30pm - 7:00pm Socializing and Networking

Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

What is Camp Optimization?

Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digitalmarketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins.

Who is roboboogie?

Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

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Tuesday
Nov 10, 2015
Biz & Beer 3.0
Venture Business Centers

Back by popular demand we are launching Biz and Beer 3.0!

This will be a great night of networking, learning and meeting awesome people. Like before, we will be having an awesome photo booth with unlimited pictures as well as free beer and food! You'll want to invite your friends to this free event because it's guaranteed to be awesome.

There will also be an after party for those who want to join (TBD)


Our mission is to Collaborate, Educate and create a group that wants to Reciprocate by passing awesome referrals!

There will be great prizes, food and beverages. The best part of all… It's FREE thanks to our generous local sponsors!!! All we ask is that you go check them out sometime after the event to support our local business community.

We look forward to meeting each of you at our next event!

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Tuesday
Nov 17, 2015
To Certify or Not to Certify | Project Management Event
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

It’s widely known that Project Management requires a certain personality to juggle people and process with a smile. But do Project Managers excel because of certifications, or because of experience? Come join us on November 17th to hear from a diverse panel of Project Management professionals that have gone back to the textbooks for certifications and others who have bypassed formal education for on-the-job experience. All are equally successful with a variety of pros and cons, you won’t want to miss the certification debate from our panelists.

Questions to be answered:

How easy or difficult is it to earn certifications? What is the professional value of earning certifications? What type of certification is most widely accepted or required? What specific experience has removed the need for a certification? What is the monetary value of each certification, or choosing none? What is the right certification for your current and future role?

Panelists:

Saby Waraich Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) Saby Waraich is an International Speaker & Coach with over 16 years of experience in Information Technology, Project Management and Leadership Development. Saby has been serving PMI Portland Chapter as a Volunteer for the last 7 years and is currently leading the Chapter as its President. Saby is currently working as Senior Information Systems Manager at City of Portland, and as an adjunct Professor at PCC and University of Phoenix. Saby enjoys working with people and brings enthusiasm, inspiration & leadership qualities. Saby is a graduate of Portland State with Master's in Engineering and Technology Management and a Bachelor's in Computer Science & Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India. He is fluent in 4 languages which brings different frames of reference to approach problems and is a self-directed, confident individual with an ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Saby lives in Happy Valley (near Portland, Oregon) with his wife and two kids.

Adam Edgerton

Adam is a Senior Producer at Instrument. He has spent much of the last decade in technical project management on both client and agency sides. From leading large-scale enterprise projects to overseeing client project portfolios to growing and managing a team of project managers, he has cut his teeth on the entire digital project management experience.

Mitch Huff Certified Scrum Master

Mitch Huff is an Agile Program Manager at Viewpoint Construction Software, where he's been leading development of a Software as a Service product for enterprise businesses. Prior to Viewpoint, Mitch led software teams for Nike's FuelBand and Running experiences. His teams were the first at Nike to deliver their software to production continuously, serving traffic from millions of customers with multiple software deployments per day.

Mitch started his career in 2000 with his own business building websites out of his Virginia Tech dorm room during the .com bubble. He continued coding even after focusing his career on project management ten years ago. One of his current coding projects is a simulator that predicts a software project's range of delivery dates for teams using Kanban and continuous delivery. Some of his recent side-projects have included http://meetingmerit.com and http://spinwhim.com

Julie Morse Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Julie Morse is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She earned her certifications at MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. in 2003 and has practiced Lean Six Sigma project work since then in both manufacturing and healthcare companies. Julie is currently working as the Process Improvement Project Manager for Clinicient, Inc. Julie’s personal mission statement is “To help others see a new way of doing things that improves their efficiency and work/life balance.”
Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. Her passions in life include spending time with her 2 nephews, 3 dogs and driving a convertible MINI Cooper with PDXMINI.org. Julie lives in Hillsboro, OR.

Event Details Date: Tuesday, November 17th Time: 7:30am - 9:30am I 7:30am Networking I 8:00am Program Where: Kells Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR Cost: $25 Members I $45 Nonmembers

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: ARM mbed and Virtualization
Free Geek

Who: Galen Seitz, Tim Bruce and Michael Dexter
What: ARM mbed Development and a Virtualization Roundtable
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

The mbed platform provides free software libraries, hardware designs and online tools for professional rapid prototyping of products based on ARM microcontrollers.

The platform includes a standards-based C/C++ SDK, a microcontroller HDK and supported development boards, an online compiler and online developer collaboration tools.

https://developer.mbed.org/explore/

The illustrious embedded developer and long-time PLUG member Galen Seitz will give an overview of the mbed development environment.

Virtualization Roundtable

By request of long-time PLUG member Tim Bruce, we will segue to a Virtualization roundtable discussion in which Michael is happy to share his recent experiences with Windows on bhyve and the PROMOX KVM alternative to XenServer/ESXi.

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Tuesday
Dec 15, 2015
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: FreeNAS 10 CLI
Free Geek

Who: Michael Dexter
What: FreeNAS 10 CLI
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

With over seven million downloads and hundreds of thousands of users (if not more) around the world, FreeNAS is easily the world's most popular software-defined Network Attached Storage (NAS) software.

FreeNAS is based on FreeBSD and the ZFS enterprise grade open source file system. The FreeNAS graphical user interface has evolved from being PHP-based, followed by Django/JavaScript based and is now moving to an all-JavaScript, asynchronous and Websockets-based framework that allows for both graphical and command line interfaces.

This hands-on demonstration will explain how the new Cisco/Vyatta-like FreeNAS CLI works for basic storage server configuration. It will also show the built-in interface debugging tools which show what is going on under the hood.

Michael provides FreeNAS support with Gainframe and does way, way too much in the BSD community.

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

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Wednesday
Dec 16, 2015
Building Your Business Workshop
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

BYB is the Chamber's monthly startup and small business workshop/lunch. This month attendees will learn strategies for collaborating with another business or organization. We welcome The Streets of Tanasbourne and Downtown Summa community & business organizers to present on identifying opportunities, approaching another business, establishing boundaries and setting expectations. These effective collaboration techniques enable businesses to increase brand exposure and client bases.

BYB is an awesome way for new and small businesses to get out there and meet fellow entrepreneurs in the community. We start with networking & lunch at 11:30 followed by a interactive presentation and Q&A. This is a fun experience and you learn useful skills. This month we will also have a raffle courtesy of The Hilton Garden Inn and holiday treats.

Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members. Lunch included.

To register visit our Chamber website calendar or copy and paste this link: http://goo.gl/UBEUox

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Tuesday
Jan 5, 2016
VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

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VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

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Friday
Jan 8, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Low Bar

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

We meet every two weeks but we jump to different locations to spread the love. Make sure you register so you know when and where we will be.

http://www.meetup.com/Startup-VanCo/

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Tuesday
Jan 12, 2016
Startup Weekend Vancouver - Community Pitch Night
The Oregon Public House

Enjoy a fun evening meeting other entrepreneurs, and learn to give 1 minute pitches in a safe environment.

Pitching is an important skill to succeed in life and in Startup Weekend. When you're meeting people for the first time, its important to be able to introduce yourself and make a good impression in a short amount of time.

How it works:
Arrive early, at 6 pm to register and mingle. At 6:45 we start with group introductions. Then at 7, we'll split up into small groups of 4. Everyone in the groups get to give one minute pitches, followed by 4 minutes of Q&A / coaching from peers and mentors. After everyone gets a turn, we'll split up the groups again, and the fun starts over. By the third round, everyone is guaranteed to be able to pitch like pros!

Don't forget, the Startup Weekend starts on Friday January 29th. www.bit.ly/swvanwa

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Thursday
Jan 14, 2016
Develop Your Career in Tech: How to Get There
Code Fellows

Join Code Fellows for an evening chat on roles in tech and how to get there. This month we'll get specific on skills you need to land various jobs, and different paths to break into coding.

Beth Adele Long, Web Architect at Planet Argon

Katherine Wu, Developer at New Relic

Jordan Smith, Freelance Interactive Designer

We love to build community, each month we're partnering with FreeGeeks - donate any electronics you no longer use and learn about their internship opportunities in tech.

Please RSVP on EventBrite http://pdxjan14techcareers.eventbrite.com/?aff=Caligator

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2016
VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Smarter S.M.A.R.T. and related storage challenges
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Who: Roundtable discussion, moderated by Brian Martin and Michael Dexter
What: Smarter S.M.A.R.T. and related storage challenges
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland (Left Entrance)
When: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

We are addicted to storage devices like hard and solid state disks.

Modern computing begins with storage and could survive quite some time without the computing part, as demonstrated by past storage devices like the Rosetta Stone for which we struggle to decode.

This means HDD's and SSD's are reliable, right?

Alas, they are not. In fact the situation is somewhat terrifying. File systems have made significant progress in the last decade but remarkably, there are still significant issues surrounding the devices they inhabit.

Storage devices are inconsistent, to put it politely, about notifying the user of existing, potential and impending problems. Built-in, standard-ish reporting mechanisms like S.M.A.R.T. exist but pose as many challenges as they address. Some storage "health" monitoring data is straight-forward, some is not:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDacjrSCeq4

Bring your storage-related questions, war stories and gadgets!

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

Rideshares Available

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

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Wednesday
Jan 20, 2016
Building Your Business Workshop
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

"Business Networking as a Marketing Tool"

Learn: How to identify relevant events, manage & find the time to network, and showcase yourself effectively at networking events.

Featuring Julie Ames, Hillsboro Chamber & Ron White, BESThq

Building Your Business Workshop is the Chamber’s signature small business skill development class. BYB’s casual format allows attendees to contribute, offer insight and share their business. Workshop includes Qdoba lunch, raffle item donated by Downtown Hillsboro business McNally's Taproom, and networking.

Early registration ends on Monday, January 18th. Questions? Contact [email protected]. To register, visit www.hillsborochamberor.com.

January’s workshop is proudly sponsored by Darcey Edwards of Welcome Home Realty.

Friday
Jan 22, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Low Bar

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

We meet every two weeks but we jump to different locations to spread the love. Make sure you register so you know when and where we will be.

http://www.meetup.com/Startup-VanCo/

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Tuesday
Jan 26, 2016
Ladies' Night
Chirpify

We are excited to announce next Tuesday we are having our 5th Ladies' Night. Join us for food, drinks and great conversation with digital start-up ladies at the Chirpify offices.

Please RSVP before the 26th

Hosted and food provided by Chirpify with drinks provided by Jim Beam!

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Tuesday
Feb 2, 2016
VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

VanTechy is the social starting point for the Vancouver Tech scene.

The beginning of a startup is about people and ideas. VanTechy, is our local meeting point for meeting each other in a relaxed, casual format. Our goals include:

-Welcoming new people to the growing Vancouver tech community. -Sharing and discovering local events, opportunities, connections. -Growing our skills and learning new things. -Sharing our experience by mentoring new members.

For beginners, VanTechy is where you should start. For veterans, VanTechy is a place to share and mentor others.

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Friday
Feb 5, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Pacific House

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

We meet every two weeks but we jump to different locations to spread the love. Make sure you register so you know when and where we will be.

http://www.meetup.com/Startup-VanCo/

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Tuesday
Feb 16, 2016
VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Linux as a security camera monitoring platform
Free Geek

Who: Kevin Kaelar
What: Linux as a security camera monitoring platform
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, 16 February 2016, at 7PM
Why: Because combining physical and digital security is an interesting puzzle
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

Setting up a camera in Linux is relatively easy. With any luck, you plug in the USB cable and it "just works". But what if you need ten cameras? What if you need to store increasingly large amounts of footage for liability purposes? What if you need to be able to access the realtime feed from any (or all) of those cameras from anywhere in the world? What if you need fine-grained motion detection for some of the cameras, scheduled recording capabilities for others at certain times of day, and provide varying levels of access to multiple users?

This problem set is normally solved in a business environment by purchasing expensive (and frequently proprietary) security camera systems at a significant cost. However, it's possible to accomplish all of these things with a Linux-based application called ZoneMinder. During this talk, you'll be walked through the process of setting up a fully featured security camera and monitoring system, and will have the opportunity to learn about and/or discuss some of the supportive tech such as an Apache proxy, firewall and router configuration, and pruning and backing up video archives.

About Kevin

System administrator, game designer, software developer, open source contributor, Soylent drinker, wood carver, small electronics prototyper, blacksmith, poet, machinist, musician, and martial artist. Currently working as a full time web application developer for a music publishing company, Kevin spends most of his spare time babysitting a 3d printer and doing fun (and occasionally strange) things with Arduino at his startup in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.

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Wednesday
Feb 17, 2016
Measure Twice, Cut Once: Simple KPIs That Accurately Inform Your Marketing Roadmap
Simple

How does your marketing department measure success? Which metrics are the most important indicators of if you're optimally serving your business? How were these KPIs selected? And are they still relevant to your business objectives?

If questions like these keep you up at night, the TAO Marketing Committee has wrangled up the top tech marketing minds in Portland to discuss how their departmental KPIs feed their organizational objectives. They'll recommend strategies on KPI selection and give in-the-field testimonials of their successes and failures. Questions are encouraged so come prepared!

Panel:

Chris Fisher, Senior Director of Marketing at Tripwire Chris comes to the TAO panel through Tripwire, a cybersecurity company located in downtown Portland. He is an accomplished marketing leader who thinks creatively and analytically to drive growth. His focus on data-driven marketing that delivers measurable outcomes fuels online marketing strategies to build brands and maximize user experience. He comes to Tripwire after decades with Tektronix and PacifiCorp focused on demand generation, brand awareness, and content strategy.

Hillary Ervin, Director of Demand Generation at Navex Global Hillary comes to the TAO panel through Navex Global, a compliance software leader in Lake Oswego. She is a successful thought leader in all aspects of demand generation. In the digital sector, she blends her experience in lead generation and demand generation to fuel corporate growth and brand awareness. Her decorated history at Tripwire resulted in rapid international market growth and she is an influential part of the Oregon marketing community.

Ken Anderson - VP of Marketing at Smarsh Ken comes to the TAO panel through Smarsh, a Portland firm delivering cloud-based archiving solutions for the enterprise. He is responsible for the implementation and execution of strategies surrounding a wide range of areas, including product marketing, sales enablement, demand generation, analyst relations, corporate communications, and web + social media programs. His past with in professional sports will lend an extra dimension to this panel and we will all benefit from his tech marketing insight.

Kathy Stromberg - VP of Marketing at Webtrends Kathy comes to the TAO panel via Webtrends, a Portland-based company offering web analytics, measurement, testing, and more. She is a passionate tech marketing executive with proven track record of success. Her career has been built on business growth, driving down costs, and improving critical processes to deliver competitive market positions. Whether at Webtrends, PECI, or HP, Kathy's passion about measurable marketing makes her a perfect fit for this panel.

Moderator:

Dan Cacacungan, Senior Director of Strategy and Planning at Babcock & Jenkins As a strategic thinker for businesses of all sizes, Dan believes that the best brands are built on a common understanding and common cause shared by businesses and their customers. Wielding that belief, he has helped icons like NASDAQ, Intel, Sony and Nordstrom move from marketing to their audiences, to relating to them at every stage of the brand experience. His wealth and diversity of industry experience make him a perfect moderator for this TAO event.

Details: Date: Wednesday, Feburary 17th, 2016 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Simple, 926 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 Price: Members $25 | Nonmembers $45

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Tuesday
Mar 1, 2016
VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

Vantechy is all about the tech. Its a great entry point for the community and people that make Vancouver tick. We welcome newbies and professionals alike. It's all about the community and none of the pretense.

Come on out and have a beer with us and some of Old Ivy's great quesadillas! We meet every two weeks so make sure you register to stay updated on our schedule and venues.

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Friday
Mar 4, 2016
Thought Leader Coffee - Ted Wheeler, mayoral candidate
NedSpace Broadway

Join us for our Thought Leader Coffee event at NedSpace: Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler will be sharing his insights for taking Portland forward into a bigger and better entrepreneurial future.

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Monday
Mar 14, 2016
Small Talks: How Space Can Help Foster a Great Company Culture
WeWork Custom House

Company culture happens - whether you have two employees or a thousand. Engaged companies make intentional, strategic commitments to create a great company culture. Join us for a lively discussion with successful local companies on how the design of space can potentially help foster great company culture.

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Tuesday
Mar 15, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group AT: INFORMAL Meeting at the Lucky Lab
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

No organizer or speaker this month! You are welcome to congregate and hack at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.

Enjoy!

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Friday
Mar 18, 2016
Founder's Happy Hour
Feral Public House

Vancouver is bursting at the seams with new energy, founders, spaces, businesses. You can hear the buzz downtown everywhere you go. Come hear the buzz firsthand and meet some of the great people up here making it happen.

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Tuesday
Apr 5, 2016
The Urban League of Portland's Career Connections Job Fair
The Double Tree Hotel (Near Lloyd Center)

The Urban League of Portland's career fair is a wonderful opportunity for job seekers and career changers to meet face to face with recruiters from over 70 of the area’s best employers. This event only happens once a year, so mark your calendars and don’t miss out!
• Recruiters from federal, state, county, and city government will be there looking for great people like you.
• Connect with recruiters from nonprofits focused on: the arts, education, healthcare, the environment, and social justice.
• Ask recruiters about IT jobs at their organizations.

Employers recruiting at this year's career fair will include:
* Bonneville Power Administration
* Bureau of Labor and Industry
* Bureau of Land Management
* Cambia Health Solutions
* Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
* Central City Concern
* Charter Communications
* City of Beaverton
* City of Gresham
* Clark College
* Clark County
* Comcast
* Country Financial
* Federal Bureau of Investigation
* iHeartMEDIA
* Kaiser Permanente NW
* Lane County Government
* Legacy Health
* Lewis & Clark College
* Metro
* Multnomah County
* NW Natural
* Oregon Department of Energy
* Oregon Department of Transportation
* Oregon Health Science University
* Oregon State Lottery
* Oregon Youth Authority
* Port of Portland
* Portland Community College
* Portland General Electric
* Portland Public Schools
* Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter
* Portland Water Bureau
* Providence Health & Services
* Reed College
* State of Oregon – Department of Consumer and Business Services
* Travelers Insurance
* TriMet
* U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
* US Bank
* US Forest Service
* Vigor Industrial
* Warn Industries
* Washington County
* Xerox

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Thursday
Apr 7, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group: What's new in PostgreSQL 9.5
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Who: Josh Berkus
What: What's new in PostgreSQL 9.5
Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)
When: Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live (PSU WiFi Permitting)

PostgreSQL 9.5 has many new and cool features for database users, making the venerable RDBMS suitable for even more workloads. Among them are:

  • UPSERT for high-concurrency insert/update operations
  • Row Level Security, integrated with SELinux, for ultimate data security
  • CUBE and ROLLUP for sophisticated analytics
  • FDW partitioning for data federation
  • BRIN indexes for big data
  • More JSON goodness

PostgreSQL Core Team member Josh Berkus will take you on a tour of the new features, including demos of many of them, and field questions about PostgreSQL in general.

About Josh

Josh Berkus is on the Core Team of the PostgreSQL Project, and was a professional database geek for 18 years. Today, he works for Red Hat as the community lead for Project Atomic, which means he's all about the containers. He has used a Linux desktop since 2001.

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
Apr 13, 2016
Founder Institute - Startup Ideas Bootcamp - Get Feedback on Your Ideas from Experts!
DeskHub

If you have a strong idea that could be pitched more clearly, then join us for the Startup Pitch Bootcamp. In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your pitching skills and understand the components of a great pitch, providing plenty of practice until you get it right. Pitching is a key skill of every successful entrepreneur. How do you communicate your business clearly to employees, customers, and investors? What are some common pitching mistakes that make you look inexperienced? What is the best way to pitch your business?

Who Should Attend the Pitch Bootcamp? - Anyone who needs practice and expert advice on pitching - Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company - Anyone that is interested in joining a new startup or looking for a co-founder

What are some of the Topics? - What are the components of a great startup pitch - How do you pitch complex concepts in a simple way - What are some mistakes to avoid when pitching - How do you know when you pitch is good enough - and more...

What is the Agenda? - Welcome and Socializing - Introduction to the Founder Institute - Expert Talks on How to Pitch Your Business - Pitch Workshop - Speed Pitching - Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

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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
Apr 20, 2016
Periscope Workshop - Livestream Your Events/Activities
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

BYB (Building Your Business) is a skill development workshop for startups and small businesses. April's BYB will cover business use of Periscope courtesy of the PDX Periscoper. BYB includes networking, lunch, and workshop. Sponsored by The Hillsboro Eye Clinic. To register, visit: http://goo.gl/68PknC

Located off the Max line at 5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro 97124. $15 non-members if you register by Monday, 18th. Questions? Contact [email protected]

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Founder Institute - Founder Night Out: Network with Local Entrepreneurs!
Portland Art Museum

If you have a startup idea or idea-stage company and you are interested in the Founder Institute program, then join us for the Founder Night Out.

Meet fellow peers that are applying to the program or already enrolled, as well as the program Directors and Mentors. Socialize over drinks with other entrepreneurs at the same stage of development. Meet potential Co-Founders. Meet potential partners. Most of all, have fun!

Who should Attend? - Anyone interested in joining the Founder Institute program

  • Anyone who has an idea for a startup or an early-stage company

  • Anyone interested in meeting Founder Institute

  • Graduates, Directors or Mentors

What is the Agenda? Networking, Socializing and Drinks

This event is FREE, and we expect over 50 people in attendance. For more information, visit http://fi.co/e/77771/meetup

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Thursday
May 5, 2016
May Camp Optimization Meet-Up and Happy Hour
Revolution Hall

What is Camp Optimization? Camp Optimization's mission is simple: provide a casual, fun and informative forum for digital marketers and technologists to share optimization best-practices, challenges and wins. Who is roboboogie? Roboboogie is a Portland-based customer experience optimization agency partnering closely with brands to improve conversion rates, nurture brand advocacy and increase customer value.

Camp Optimization welcomes Cali Pitchel from Analytics Pros. Cali joins us this month to share her thoughts on: Why Digital Analytics Needs the Humanities.

"All too often we see data as a 'capital T -- Truth, hard numbers, fact, science. But data is meaningless without interpretation, and because so much depends on that interpretation, data analysis demands things like humility, integrity, and empathy.” - Cali Pitchel, Director of Marketing

Analytics Pros is a leading Google Analytics Partner and Premium Reseller helping brands like GoPro, ASICS, The New York Times, and Starbucks use data to better connect with and understand their customers.

First round of beers is on us! Make sure to spread the word and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday
May 17, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: Installerfest!
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Who: Roundtable Discussion
What: Installerfest!
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, May 17th 2016, at 7PM
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live
From a mailing list discussion: Let's talk installers.

Not installations, installers. The things that install operating systems to persistent and bootable storage.

Many of us have written our own over the years and at a bare minimum, Michael can show what he's been doing with his virtualization things.

On deck: OpenBSD, FreeBSD, (thing you bring)

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

Rideshares Available

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

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Monday
May 23, 2016
STEM Coffee Hour
Latte Da

We are happy to announce that we will be holding our second event at Latte Da in downtown Vancouver!

This is an opportunity to meet and engage others who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related fields here in the SW Washington area, so be sure to bring business cards and information on projects you may be working on, opportunities for others in the community, etc.

Those of you wanting something non-caffeinated after work will be glad to know the venue also has beer and wine available.

Looking forward to another hour of networking and supporting local business!

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Developing Main Street
Hudson Community Room

DEVELOPING MAIN STREET is about getting the technology answer and help you need to run your business. We are bringing together two communities who need each other; main street business owners and the experts in the technology businesses use every day.

Come out and get your questions answered about Online Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Cloud Services, Social Media Marketing and more. There is no fee for the service, just a great chance to bring different groups together in our community.

We bring the experts, you bring your questions. It can be as simple as setting up an email mailing list to your website. Or it could be as complex as getting your business contacts in your CRM to sync to your sales reps phones. Our goal is to help you tackle the problem whatever the challenge. Our goal is to empower local main street business owners who are forced to develop greater and greater technical skills to manage their businesses and help them operate more smoothly. Our event will help you pinpoint your business tech challenge and then match you with experts who can help you fix the problem or direct you towards better solutions.

We will rotate small groups of attendees around tables with experts you need in: -Online Sales -E-Commerce -Social Media -Search Engine Marketing -Email Marketing -Cloud Applications Website -Wordpress -Wix -Custom Built

Come out to find answers or just find out what is new. Register today.

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Wednesday
Jun 1, 2016
Founder Institute -Portland Startup Co-Founder 101: How to Find the Right Partner
WeWork Custom House

Do you have an idea for a technology company, but don't have all of the skills necessary to bring the company into reality? Then join us for Startup Co-Founder 101 event.

This event begins with a workshop to help aspiring founders understand what to look for in a co-founder, and effectively pitch their startup idea to prospective co-founders. Then, attendees speed-pitch their idea to other attendees, based on the type of co-founder they are looking for and industries they are interested in. Join us for a fun night where you can build the team to make your business happen!

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who is starting or planning to start a technology company

  • Anyone who is interested in co-founding or joining the team of an early stage technology company

  • Anyone interesting in learning how co-founder arrangements typically work

What is the Agenda?

  • Welcome and Socializing

  • Overview of "What to Look for in a Co-Founder"

  • Overview of "How to Effectively Pitch Your Idea" for Potential Co-Founders

  • Discussion and Drinks at a Local Bar or Restaurant

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Thursday
Jun 2, 2016
TechJunction
Hilton Eugene

F2F Events, Inc. (F2F) produces CPE-accredited educational conferences for IT professionals focusing on the latest developments in information security, IT infrastructure and communications. F2F’s TechJunction conference series is dedicated to providing both attending delegates and sponsors a strong return on their investment of time and resources. With a “by invitation-only” format, cutting-edge content, interactive labs & exhibits, and other complimentary delegate benefits (coffee, lunch, cocktails; etc.) TechJunction has earned the reputation as “THE technology conference” for IT professionals across the country.

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Friday
Jun 10, 2016
Founders Liquid Therapy
Low Bar

Invite your startup friends. Invite the other Founders you know and come and detox with some great cocktails and conversations. Its a booming startup town that hides behind the veil of anonymity. Put down the laptop, drop the iPhone and meet other passionate founders.

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne

See you next month!

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Thursday
Jun 23, 2016
Start-Up Spark - A Catalyst Event
Columbia Collective

Getting your Startup off the ground is hard work. Each month we pull together founders and discuss relevant topics to get you moving.

Make sure you register to save your spot at: http://bit.ly/1riKMYn

The cost is $10 to cover the snacks and drinks.

Each event will have 2-3 Entrepreneurs who are building successful businesses. We will hang out and meet each other, host a short presentation and then have a great interactive discussion about the subject most important to the group.

6:00 - 7:00 pm – Hang out and meet the other attendees 7:00 - 7:10 pm – "North Bank and News" 3-4 top stories that effect founders building startups 7:10 - 8:00 pm – "Flashpoint" Founder interview about subject voted by audience 8:00 - 8:30 pm – More Hang Out and Conversation

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Tuesday
Jun 28, 2016
Biz & Beer Downtown
NedSpace Broadway

Biz & Beer is back for the summer and we are going to have a kickass event. It's 100% free and we provide the food and drinks. There will be a photo booth to take pictures with your friends and a small talk to break things up. It's going to be a great time to meet new people and learn something cool in the process.

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Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies

Discussion Format: Roundtable of the full membership

Wireless networks in the business environment can be problematic. We will be discussing some advanced networking technologies and assessing which one is best for which scenario.

We will discuss the following issues:

What technologies do you use and what are the benefits?

Open Mesh

Mobile Beacon

Powerline adapters

Other?

What products do you use and what are the costs?

Ubiquity

Ruckus

Invictus

Linksys

Trendnet

Netgear

TP-Link

Other?

Presented by Christian Martin: Denali Consulting (Open Mesh)

David Harold: You PC Guru (Mobile Beacon)

Agenda:

6:00--6:20 Networking

6:20--7:00 No-host dinner

7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements

7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

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Tuesday
Jul 19, 2016
Modern Digital Media Marketing: Adventures in Video
BridgePort Brewery: 1313 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR

Broadcast Commercials, Web Content, Corporate Video, Documentary and Narrative Films Join us on Tuesday, July 19, as Gary Nolton, founding director & D/P at Limbo Films, brings his experiences in broadcast commercials, web content production, corporate video, documentary and narrative films–and some great stories–to AMA PDX’s midsummer luncheon.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting

Who: Moderator Michael Dexter, PLUG Volunteer
What: Internet Mirroring Roundtable
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, July 19th 2016, at 7PM
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

What's in a mirror?

If you've spent any time GNU/Linux distro hopping or testing virtualization strategies, you have probably spent a non-trivial amount of time in the "nearest" download mirror. Such mirrors vary in speed, quality and navigability. The burden for upholding quality in each of these respects falls both on the often-volunteer mirror maintainers and the often-volunteer project maintainers. Failure from a mirror's perspective is obvious: You can't access the materials you want to download or what you download is corrupt. In the case of the downloads themselves, THIS:

mirror.org/releases/amd64/20160704/livedvd-amd64-multilib-20160704.iso

I was cleaning up my local mirror and came across this path and installer ISO and... HAVE NO IDEA WHAT OS IT IS.

This roundtable will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of such mirroring and what to do about it, ideally resulting in a draft proposal for a conventions that projects and mirrors could follow.

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.

See you there!

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Tuesday
Jul 26, 2016
OCCA: Advanced Network Troubleshooting
Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub

The Oregon Computer Consultants Association presents Advanced topics in Network Troubleshooting

-Overview of switches/networking devices that offer tcpdump/pcap.
-How a span port works
-Viewing and troubleshooting via Wireshark.
-If time allows, advanced topics such as how to view SSL payloads in Wireshark.

Bio: Eric Hardin has been in IT for over 14 years and has held positions from help desk to Sr. Manager. He has worked for a few large companies in the Portland area and spent two years as a consultant. Currently Eric is a Sr. Manager, Cyber Defense Center at Nike.

Eric enjoys spending time with his family along with coin collecting and woodworking. Eric and his wife Angela have been married for ten years and they have two boys Wesley and Everett.

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Thursday
Jul 28, 2016
Client Services for Agencies / Professional Meetup
Emerge Interactive

Drinks & Pizza provided.

The event will be from 6-8pm on Thursday July 28th at Emerge.

Portland has long been a hub for connecting and promoting strategic partnerships. As the Portland market continues to change in 2016, the need for business development, marketing and account professionals to work together in a collaborative way has become increasingly essential. With this in mind, Emerge Interactive & Splash Worldwide want to host you for round #3 of Client Relations for Agencies; a networking event dedicated to open collaboration between account professionals and a chance to connect with the best in class in Portland. After networking we will briefly go over some relevant industry discussion topics.

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Tuesday
Aug 16, 2016
C4: Coffee, Creativity, Connections, Community
NXT Industries Lab

C4 is explosive, it is power, it is a tool to create change. We take this energy and apply it to connections, creativity, and community. Let's come together and build on this collective, powerful creative energy in Portland's entrepreneurial and artistic realms.

C4 is a chance to stretch your creativity muscles. Come for an exercise in boosting creativity, network with other creatives, sip a coffee and then stay as long as you need with a free coworking day by NXT.

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Ladies' Night 7.0
Struck

Get hyped! It's time for another Ladies' Night, v 7.0. Join us at Struck Agency for an evening focused on mentorships, activiities, and general commraderie with other digitally-minded ladies! If you're a designer, architect, researcher, developer, photographer, copywriter, videographer, producer, strategist, or want to be any of these things...you're invited! Food, drinks and great space to enjoy lively conversation provided by Struck.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: INFORMAL MEETING
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics

Informal meeting at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne for those who need to get out of the house.

Enjoy!

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Tuesday
Sep 13, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Program Networking Event
Metal Toad

The PDXWIT Mentorship Program is in full swing and we want to celebrate the wins and get feedback to improve the program for the future! At this event, you will:

• Network with people participating in the program

• Hear a kick off from Joaquin Lippincott, CEO of Metal Toad

• Get program updates

• Share program wins and gather new ideas (breakout session)

• Q&A with the Mentorship Program Committee

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up at www.pdxwit.org/mentorship and we will match you during our next round.

Other questions? [email protected]

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Tuesday
Sep 20, 2016
C4: Coffee, Creativity, Connections, Community
NXT Industries Lab

C4 is explosive, it is power, it is a tool to create change. We take this energy and apply it to connections, creativity, and community. Let's come together and build on this collective, powerful creative energy in Portland's entrepreneurial and artistic realms.

C4 is a chance to stretch your creativity muscles. Come for an exercise in boosting creativity, network with other creatives, sip a coffee and then stay as long as you need with a free coworking day by NXT.

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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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Wednesday
Oct 5, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Career Development Workshop
Planet Argon

RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-career-development-workshop-tickets-27744161534

Nick Luallin and Jackie Newgard from IT Motives partner with PDXWIT to present a workshop/discussion about the job market for technology professionals in Portland. The workshop will take place at Planet Argon and will begin at 5:30pm and go until 7:00pm.

We will discuss such topics as framing your job search, resume & interview tips, common mistakes made in the job seeking process and how to effectively work with Recruiters. There will be ample time for Q&A, and we will have a drop box for topic requests and questions for subsequent events.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Tuesday
Oct 11, 2016
Ladies' Night 8
Bonfire Marketing

Tickets will be available Tuesday, October 4th at 4pm.

If you're a designer, architect, researcher, developer, photographer, copywriter, videographer, producer, strategist, or want to be any of these things... you're invited to the 8th Ladies' Night.

Join us for food, drinks, lively conversation and DJ Listen Lady. Visit our site for more details or to view our Code of Conduct. Make sure to bring any professional clothing or shoes you can spare to donate to Dress for Success.

About Bonfire Marketing

Bonfire Marketing is an experienced digital marketing agency in Portland, Oregon. Our core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content and strategy development, digital marketing management, design, social media marketing, and digital advertising. We're built to illuminate your brand and spark the conversation.

About Ladies' Night

Established in 2014, Ladies’ Night is a quarterly happy hour for the digitally-minded women, committed to conversation, collaboration, and community.

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Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016
4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016
Naito Legacy Fountain under the Burnside Bridge

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016 is a 4km (2.49-mile) run and walk event that celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland while promoting diversity, wellness and charitable giving in a fun, casual environment. All proceeds will benefit Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school.

The run and walk event is followed by a complimentary after-party at the finish line featuring music, food and beverages, and fun for the whole family. Register today!

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Art Activity
Mozilla

RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-techpdxwit-art-activity-tickets-27661159272

Calling all artists and creative minded PDXWIT friends! Please join us on Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30-6:30 for a craft night hosted by Mozilla. This will be the first in many craft nights where we can create new things together and brainstorm ideas for future event activities. This event will be open activity time with no agenda where we can get to know each other. Art pens, paper, colored pencils and other basic craft supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring any supplies you would like to add to the fun!

Have any questions? Contact Meg Aul @[email protected] (Ph:503-460-7371)

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Thursday
Oct 13, 2016
Beers for Engineers
SureID

We’re SureID®, (www.sureid.com) a leading provider of secure high-assurance identity programs and services. We’re always searching for talent who can bring our ideas to fruition, and grow our culture of innovation, integrity, excellence and respect. That’s where you come in.

We’re interested in knowing more about you. So we’re hosting Beers for Engineers, an informal meet-and-greet where you can get to know us, and we can get to know you. You’ll meet our hiring managers along with other SureID engineers who share your passion for creativity and innovation.

While mingling with other like-minded individuals, you may get thirsty and work up an appetite playing ping pong, foosball or other vigorous games. To quench your thirst, we’ll have an assortment of microbrews on hand plus wine, coffee and soda. To satisfy your appetite, you can “build your own burrito” with all the delicious fixings. So RSVP at the website below. We’ll save a spot for you.

http://info.sureid.com/beers-for-engineers

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Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016
Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics: CloudStack
Free Geek

Portland Linux/Unix Group Advanced Topics Meeting

Who: Kimberly M.
What: Building a Private Cloud with CloudStack
Where: Free Geek, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, Portland
When: Tuesday, October 18th 2016, at 7PM
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom
Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live

This presentation is a report from an evaluation of using an open source cloud environment in a small or home office situation. The project compared Apache CloudStack with OpenStack, plus the XenServer and KVM hypervisors. We will walk through the deployment of CloudStack and KVM and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various design choices.

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.

See you there!

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Saturday
Oct 22, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coderetreat 2016
The Tech Academy

RSVP for this event - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-techpdxwit-coderetreat-2016-tickets-27661828273

PDXWIT presents a woman-focused Coderetreat in honor of the Global Day of Coderetreat 2016. Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer led organization dedicated to helping software developers help each other improve their craft. Tanya Crenshaw and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate PDXWIT's 2016 Coderetreat. The Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event. Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development!

Here's how it works: SW developers of all sorts gather together with their machines and IDE's ready to code Conway's Game of Life for 45 minute sessions. Pairs change with every 45 minute iteration so everyone gets exposed to different problem solving strategies, and everyone learns together: newbies and master-craft persons alike. There is no expectation to finish coding Conway's Game of Life at any point during the day.

The purpose is to learn coding problem solving strategies, share skills and experience pairing in a supportive environment.

PDXWIT a community-based non-profit organization with the purpose of strengthening the Portland women in tech community through educational programs, partnerships and events that provide information, connections, resources, opportunities, and a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower current women in tech and encourage others to pursue tech careers to help reduce gender imbalance in the industry and address the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2016
IEEE Young Professionals Networking Social
McMenamin's Blue Moon

IEEE Young Professionals is hosting its monthly social Thursday at 5:30pm at Blue Moon on NW 21st in Portland (it will go until about 8pm).

Happy hour goes until 6pm; appetizers provided courtesy of IEEE!

Our socials are an opportunity for young professionals in the area to meet and mingle in a relaxed setting and we always have a good time.

Anyone is welcome, come on by and see what we are about!

The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Young Professionals is an international community of enthusiastic, dynamic, and innovative members and volunteers. IEEE is committed to helping young professionals evaluate their career goals, polish their professional image, and create the building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network.

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Tuesday
Nov 1, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) presents - "Most Likely to Succeed" Viewing
Jama Software (New Office)

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-presents-most-likely-to-succeed-viewing-tickets-28317818357

PDX Women In Tech, Jama Software and Code Fellows are partnering to screen Most Likely to Succeed, a documentary about the school systems that are preparing our kids with skills relevant to the modern work place. This documentary has an emphasis on STEM education, hands-on experience, a "makers" mentality to solving problems and using creativity in all aspects of life.

Director Greg Whiteley (Mitt, 2014 Sundance Film Festival) locates the source of the problem not in the economy but in our educational system, which was developed at the dawn of the Industrial Age to train obedient workers. With a world of information available a click away, and the modern workplace valuing skills like collaboration and critical thinking, our rote-based system of learning has become outdated and ineffective. Watch as the documentary unfolds and shows viable solutions.

Here are some articles that summarize the film and provide some insight into why you should take this opportunity for this screening to come watch it with us-

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/24/most-likely-to-succeed_n_7129926.html https://www.fastcocreate.com/3043107/most-likely-to-succeed-shows-how-classrooms-modelled-after-real-life-can-help-kids-succeed-i

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Wednesday
Nov 2, 2016
Portland Women in Science 3rd Annual Mixer Networking Event
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Join WIS PDX for a fun night of networking with STEM professionals at OMSI! Join us to meet new people in STEM and extend your existing network! To encourage meeting new people, we will have networking games and prizes (including OMSI After Dark tickets). All are welcome at this social event. There will be catering by Bon Apetit and a cash bar. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-women-in-science-mixer-at-omsi-registration-28293792495

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016
Speed Networking!
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Entrepreneurs are often told to “network” their way to investors, mentors, and business partners. But this can be scary if you’re not comfortable, don’t know where to start or what to say. Come get some practice building your social capital game.

Do successful networkers have a secret? Do the top networkers talk differently? Have different body language? Respond in different ways depending on the conversation starter? We want to help you better understand what it means to be a successful networker.

Details:

The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections.

For our November PubTalk, we have partnered with a local research team, the Science of People who will be running a little experiment on networking behavior. They will ask you to fill-out a little pre and post survey as your enter and exit the event and will be observing during the event. We will share the results for you in a few months! (If you would like to opt-out, no problem! Just let us know at the door.)

Hashtag: #oenpubtalk

Cost: $10 for OEN members; $20 for non-members. Register at: https://www.oen.org/calendar-events/pubtalk-nov-2016/

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Tuesday
Nov 15, 2016
Level Up - Taking Your Business to the Next Level
Indio Spirits Tasting Room and Bottle Shop

Level Up is a series of educational networking events for emerging and developing businesses, providing knowledge and tools for business growth.

Session One: Learn the realities and strategies of securing a location for your expanding business.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Current and projected rental rate and vacancy statistics of Portland's commercial real estate market

  • Various lease types and the additional costs associated with each type

  • Negotiating lease terms and space improvements

  • How to secure space for your current business needs while planning for future growth

Who Should Attend: Owners of emerging and developing businesses that have outgrown their current or shared workspace.

Guest Speaker: Bob Turner of Indio Spirits

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Thursday
Nov 17, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) presents Demystifying Telecom:How the voice you hear got there

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-demystifying-telecomhow-the-voice-you-hear-got-there-tickets-28243621432

Have you ever wondered how phone calls work on a lower level? James Aimonetti has created a workshop to show PDX Women In Tech members the tech behind telecom.

Agenda for the workshop:

  • A brief history of telecom
  • Describe VoIP at high level
  • Show some SIP packets for basic call scenarios
     - Introduce basic jargon and acronym
     - Compare SIP to HTTP
    
  • Describe high level distributed architecture of Kazoo
     - Identify and eliminate single points of failure
     - Coordinate call processing among servers
     - Highlight challenges in distributing everything
    
  • Brief pitch for developing against Kazoo
     - REST APIs
     - Pivot - real-time, dynamic call routing
    

This workshop encourages more women to consider telecom as an exciting place where innovation is possible and learn to marry telecom infrastructure to the Internet-driven life in new and novel ways. Come learn a little about telecom, distributed systems as applied to telecom infrastructure, Erlang, and maybe get inspired to build new systems that leverage the APIs exposed in Kazoo.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Tuesday
Nov 29, 2016
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Free Geek

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-28871226616

Join us for happy hour at Free Geek! Did you know November 29th is Giving Tuesday?! There's no better way to spend it than with your two favorite non-profits!

In honor of #GivingTuesday, see our recent announcement regarding how you can support both PDXWIT and Free Geek.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 with the goal of sharing important announcements and showcasing women in our community who are doing great things!

Introduction to Free Geek, including what they do and how you can support them!

Learn how Entrepreneur Spotlight, Kristen Gallagher, took her love of educating others and turned it into a business supporting technology companies to use learning to reach their goals. What resulted was her company Edify.

A brief talk by Jenny Stoffel, WordPress Developer and Consultant, about the anatomy of a 'typical' freelance day.

Remember, throughout the event we will have an Activity Table for people who want to create during the event. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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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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Tuesday
Dec 6, 2016
TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Jill Nelson, Founder of Ruby Receptionist
JLL

Join us on Wednesday, December 6th when Founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionist, Jill Nelson participates in our monthly series, Confessions of an Entrepreneur.

Since founding the company in 2003, Jill has led Ruby to double-digit revenue growth every year, and last year sold the majority share of Ruby for $38.8 million to Updata Partners out of Washington D.C. Today, Ruby’s 340+ employees provide live receptionist service to 6,000 small businesses throughout North America. Jill’s unique vision of charming, professional receptionists enabled by leading-edge technology has built Ruby into a platform by which small businesses can deliver exceptional customer experiences over the phone and grow their companies.

Confessions of an Entrepreneur is a series that allows entrepreneurs to hear the highs and lows of what it takes to build a successful company – unfiltered and off the record!

This is always a fun and valuable event, so be sure to invite your friends and team members.

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Wednesday
Dec 7, 2016
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Seasoned Women in Tech
Apex Clearing

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-seasoned-women-in-tech-tickets-29213800263

Are you a woman with 25 or more years of experience working in technology? Are you interested in an affinity group for women like you? Do you want to build relationships with other women in tech who are still in there swinging? PDXWIT wants to foster a community for women like you. Please come help us found this new group where we anticipate you will find support among like-minded women.

In defiance of the infographics that show we disappear after age 50, we will be coming together at Apex Clearing to build and strengthen connections and face forward to the future we want.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Thursday
Dec 15, 2016
Women + Tech Holiday Party || STILL ON, SEE YOU TONIGHT!
New Relic

Join us for the Women+Tech Holiday Party held at New Relic, Portland's 2nd annual largest celebration of women in tech! This year's theme is Virtual Reality in Reality, where we will showcase leaders in the VR community giving lightning talks:

Leah Siddall from Elemental/AWS will talk about the Challenges of Streaming Live VR Video

Stephanie Mendoza from Portland Immersive Media Group & CTRL-H will give a talk on Hyperreal Cognition

Danielle Delph from Wieden + Kennedy will speak to us about Using VR for the Greater Good

Women+Tech events are a result of a partnership amongst many Portland organizations: PDX Women in Technology (PDXWIT), Women Who Code (WWC), ChickTECH, Girls, Inc, and Lesbians Who Tech. Our goal is to bring together and support careers for women in tech, as well as encourage attendance of advocates who also care about advancing women in Portland tech.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Network with your peers and enjoy food sponsored by Marketo and beverages sponsored by New Relic. We will start the program promptly at 6:30 pm. Special thank you to Karen Hansen with Delicious Empire for the design.

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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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Thursday
Jan 19
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
Act-On Software Corporate Headquarters

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteer-orientation-tickets-29203614798

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women in tech?

You'll be in the right place at our first volunteer orientation.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you may bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

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TiE Oregon Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Gerry Langeler (Co-founder of Mentor Graphics)
Centrl Office Pearl

For 24 years, Gerry has served as a Managing Director with OVP Venture Partners, the most experienced venture capital firm in the Pacific Northwest. OVP is in its 33rd year, having raised its seventh fund (OVP VII) at $250 million. OVP has over $750 million of capital under management and focuses on early-stage companies in information technology, clean tech, and digital biology. Since its founding in 1983, the partnership has backed over 125 startups – and seen over 50 liquidity events including 25 IPOs with more than 30 others being acquired by public companies.

From 1981 to 1992, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) where he served as President and Board member. He helped lead Mentor to over $400M in sales and $1B in market capitalization, ranking it as one of the largest and most profitable of all U.S. companies founded in the 1980s. The company remains the fastest growing public software company to $200 million (in constant dollars) in US history. At now over $1B in sales, Mentor continues to rank as the second largest software company in the Pacific Northwest, behind only Microsoft.

His service as a board member covers the range from enterprise software, network security, wireless communications and clean tech to biotechnology. He is the author of The Success Matrix – Winning in Business and in Life (Logos Press, March 2014), Take the Money and Run! An Insider’s Guide to Venture Capital (Smashwords and Lulu Press, 2011) and The Vision Trap (Harvard Business Review, March 1992), which continues to be widely used in business schools and corporate training sessions.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of CradlePoint, DataSphere, EnerG2, and Novomer.

In 2012, Gerry was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to the Oregon Growth Board where he serves as co-chair. He previously served as School Board Chair of the Riverdale School District and also chaired the Riverdale School Foundation. He has served as Chair of the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) Board of Trustees, and Chair of the State of Oregon Facilities Authority – a bonding agency for not-for-profits. In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.

He holds a BA, Chemistry from Cornell University, and a MBA from Harvard.

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Saturday
Jan 21
PDXWIT #Action Presents Women’s March on Washington: Portland
Cafe Ponte

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-presents-womens-march-on-washington-portland-tickets-31244057818

Want to participate in the “Women’s March on Washington: Portland” with a supportive group? PDXWIT will be marching together for gender equality and women’s rights. We will not stand by silently as policies are enacted that systematically subjugate women, people of color and other underrepresented groups. There is power in numbers, and together we stand united against bias and prejudice.

While we are not officially affiliated with the “Women’s March on Washington,” we stand in solidarity with their mission and want to provide a supportive community for women to participate in Portland.

We are meeting at 11:30am in front of Cafe Ponte across from the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Look for people in green PDXWIT t-shirts! The march begins at 12 and continues to 3:30. Please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect.

All are welcome to march with us.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Tuesday
Jan 24
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Program Networking Event
Propeller Resources

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-mentorship-program-networking-event-tickets-28383572028

Join us for our third PDXWIT Mentorship Networking Event hosted by Propeller! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals within the mentorship network.

We have an exciting program for you that will start at 5:45 pm.

Welcome address from Amy Weeden, Managing Partner & Co-founder at Propeller

Mentorship spotlights from members of the program

Panel of current mentors from various disciplines so you can ask questions in a group mentor format, designed to give you the opportunity to engage with multiple mentors at once

Program highlights + plans for 2017

Q&A with the Mentorship Program Committee

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear, you can still sign up and we will match you during our next round. PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Wednesday
Jan 25
IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

Fee: $10 for IEEE Members

$20 for non-members

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

7:00pm: Lecture begins

7:45pm: Q&A, networking

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IEEE Young Professionals Evening Lecture Series-The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Note-please register on our website at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/43048

Come join the IEEE Oregon Section and IEEE Young Professionals for our first Evening Lecture Series!

Lucky Lab will be serving us a delicious pizza and salad buffet-so come hungry! The registration fee covers the cost of food for this event.

Past Section Chair John Prodhosky will be enlightening us on the Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace, and his experiences with improving his career by working on these skills. Come to gain valuable insights into the workplace, meet and network with fellow engineers, and connect with IEEE!

Fee: $5 for IEEE Members

$10 for non-members

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open, social hour begins

6:30pm: Pizza and salad buffet begins

7:00pm: Lecture begins

7:45pm: Q&A, networking

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Thursday
Jan 26
TiECon Northwest & Pitch Northwest
The Sentinel Hotel

TiE Oregon, TiE Seattle, TiE Vancouver BC and TiE Rockies are coming together to host the first-ever TiECon Northwest in Portland Oregon on January 25-26th. This 1.5 day conference will bring together entrepreneurs and investors and will highlight three disruptive technology sectors – Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Healthcare, and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality.

The possibilities seem huge and there is tremendous hype, full of great buzzwords and slogans but for investors and entrepreneurs, key questions still exist regarding these technologies:

What is the value? How can such value be unlocked? Is now the right time? What are the specific approaches, applications and markets that these technologies can be utilized in? What do these sectors need in order to continue to grow? Join us at TiECon Northwest as we bring together experts in these sectors for interactive panel discussions, keynotes, and opportunities to network with entrepreneurs and investors throughout the northwest.

PITCH NORTHWEST The conference will end with a pitch competition, Pitch Northwest!

Pitch Competition Criteria Pitch Northwest is available to pre-series A companies from all industries. The company must be headquartered in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, or British Columbia. You must have a minimal viable product, must have customer validation and are looking for funding to scale.

Prizes

The over-all winner will receive a check for $3,000 --- we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! The people's choice winner will receive a check for $1,000 - again, we are still fundraising so this purse is very likely to increase! THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY DECEMBER 30TH

Application details can be found at www.tieconnorthwest.org

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Saturday
Jan 28
PDXWIT #Action Jeff Merkley Town Hall Event
Franklin High School Cafeteria Marshall Campus (also called Biztech High School)

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-jeff-merkley-town-hall-event-tickets-31476477993

Since our federal House and Senate dominate the national news, we want to make sure our voices are heard. Join PDXWiT #Action on Saturday, January 28th to attend a town hall meeting with Senator Jeff Merkley.

Jeff Merkley is one of two senators who represent Oregon in Washington DC. This town hall meeting is an opportunity for all Multnomah County residents to learn more about the US government and how their policies impact our lives. All are welcome to attend.

We are also thrilled to announce that ChickTech Portland will be recognized by the senator at this meeting for their great work.

We will be meeting 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting out in front Cafeteria. Look for the bright green PDXWIT T-shirts.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
Jan 31
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Digital Trends

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-happy-hour-networking-event-tickets-30737630079

Join us for happy hour at Digital Trends to celebrate PDXWIT's 5 Year Anniversary!

For our first event in 2017 and in honor of our anniversary, the theme of the event is reflecting on how your life has changed over the last five years. We will hear more about this from our lightning speakers and use this concept as our networking conversational prompt.

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase women in our community who are doing great things.

Introduction to Digital Trends, including what they do and what jobs they are hiring for.

Meet entrepreneur Paige Hendrix Buckner, who went from teaching and directing public policy to founding a company that ensures businesses can easily gift locally-sourced items to their clients, at her company ClientJoy.

A talk by Maarika Krumhansl, a mother of a young daughter and a Release Manager at Jama Software, about how she is a mama in tech.

Remember, throughout the event we will have an activity table for people who want to create during the event. This is a fantastic way to meet others if large groups are not your thing.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Friday
Feb 3
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteering with Free Geek
Free Geek

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-volunteering-with-free-geek-tickets-28617202824

Free Geek and PDXWIT are partnering up for our first group volunteer activity. Dani Schulte will be teaching volunteers how to manually disassemble computers, peripheral electronic devices, and other electronic hardware.

Manual disassembly is important for 2 main reasons:

  1. Significantly reduces landfill-bound waste from electronics in comparison to mechanized recycling done by for-profit recycling operations.

  2. Produces high-quality separated metals.

Agenda:

Dani will do a brief orientation with you when you arrive at 3:30pm. Must read, fill out, and sign the Volunteer Application (unless you have volunteered here before). The Group Volunteer Form must also be filled out. All the required forms will be emailed to the volunteers closer to the event. Please bring the applications and the Group Form when you come to volunteer!

Hand tools, power drills, aprons, safety goggles and gloves provided - close-toed shoes are required to volunteer at Free Geek.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Monday
Feb 6
Free Code Camp Study Group
Phase2

Note: Please RVSP on meetup.com so we can get a head count.

https://www.meetup.com/Free-Code-Camp-Portland/events/236818814/

Welcome campers! We have a new location and will meeting every other monday now :) Like our previous meetings this is a laid back study/networking session. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome. www.freecodecamp.com

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Monday
Feb 20
Free Code Camp PDX Hangout
Phase2

Please RSVP on meetup.com so we can get a headcount.

https://www.meetup.com/Free-Code-Camp-Portland/events/236818815/

Welcome campers! This is a biweekly laid back study/networking session,. Bring your laptops and questions . All levels of experience welcome.

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Tuesday
Feb 28
PDXWIT #Action Reproductive Rights Rally in Salem
Portland, Oregon

RSVP HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-reproductive-rights-rally-in-salem-tickets-32019749934

Join PDXWIT #Action to go to a Reproductive Health Rally in Salem on Tuesday, February 28th. In alignment with our recent PDXWIT #Action survey, women’s health is a top issue for our members. PDXWIT knows that affordable family planning is critical for women, especially those that choose to pursue tech careers.

We will be organizing a carpool down to Salem. If you can drive or need a ride please fill in this Google doc and self-organize with your driver to schedule rides. We will be departing Portland at 10:30 a.m.

We will meet on the corner of NE Court St and E Summer Street NE at 11:30, look for the bright green PDXWIT T-shirts. The rally is from 12 PM - 1 PM on the steps of the capitol in Salem. After the rally we will get an informal lunch in the area. Please fill in the Google doc if you would like to join so that we can find a restaurant that accommodates all of us. Feel free to bring protest and rally signs.

This rally is to support The Reproductive Health Equity Act, an Oregon State Legislature bill. The Reproductive Health Equity Act (HB 2232) is an important leap toward ensuring that all Oregonians have meaningful access to the care they need. Thousands of Oregonians still lack coverage for the full range of reproductive health services. You can learn more about the bill here.

The rally is produced by Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon,a diverse, statewide coalition.They are working to create a world where access to reproductive health care doesn’t depend on who you are, where you live or how much you earn; where every Oregonian who can become pregnant has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Wednesday
Mar 8
PDXWIT #Action A Day Without A Woman - Hike
Portland Audubon Nature Store

Please RSVP on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-action-a-day-without-a-woman-hike-tickets-32395767613

Join PDXWIT #Action in celebrating International Women’s Day, with A Day Without a Woman. Women and our allies will act together for equity, justice, and the human rights of women through a one day demonstration of economic solidarity. The PDXWIT community’s top national issues are civil rights, women’s health, gender equity, and health care, and we all feel it is critical to take part in observing this day.

“Nature has the power to renew and refresh,” wrote Helen Keller. Let’s celebrate that sentiment and join together and refresh our mind, bodies, and spirits. We will be organizing a hike to Pittock Mansion. This is an easy/moderate hike that totals about five miles and has an elevation gain of about 900ft. We are planning to meet at the Portland Audubon Nature Store (5151 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97210) at 1:00, and our hike will start at 1:30. In support of A Day Without a Woman, we will be wearing red.

While we are not officially affiliated with the Day Without a Woman, we stand in solidarity with their mission and want to provide a supportive community for women to participate in Portland. You can learn more about the movement here. #daywithoutawoman

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Thursday
Mar 9
PDXWIT & SureID | Networking Night & Women In Tech Panel Discussion
SureID

RSVP on Eventbrite required

As many people know, Portland is one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country. What some don’t know is that a lot of the job growth is taking place in what is described as the “silicon forest.” Only a short drive west of downtown, you’ll find companies like Salesforce, Intel, and our company, SureID.

We here at SureID are proud of our female tech population and we are an enthusiastic supporter of PDXWIT. We are committed to ensuring equality, fostering a supportive culture, and establishing career opportunities for women in the tech space. To that end, please join us on March 9th from 5pm to 8pm for a night of networking and learning as we celebrate women in technology by hosting a panel with some of this area’s top female tech talent.

The event will be in the west building with free parking located straight ahead once you enter the lot. For security purposes, please bring a valid form of photo ID.

Schedule:

5 PM - 6 PM - Beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and networking 6 PM - 7 PM - Panel discussion 7 PM - 8 PM - networking

Panel Members:

Randi King - Director, Talent Acquisition, SureID Tracy Thomas - Director, Global Field Ops, Jive Software Hayli Hay - Director, Project Management, Metal Toad Valerie Burns - Business Analyst, NWEA Samantha Maturen - Software Engineer, Zapproved

If you are unable to make it, but have an interest in learning more about SureID, you can follow us on LinkedIn, visit our Career Site or email us at [email protected].

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan with real feedback from peers, investors, and mentors. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment with a deep understanding of what the investors are looking for.

For more information about TiE Oregon please visit our website! http://oregon.tie.org/

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Tuesday
Mar 14
Growing a Diverse Audience
BridgePort Brew Pub

Are you losing market share by leaving out segments of potential customers and clients? Join Jeff Selby for AMA PDX’s March 14 luncheon as he introduces you to the concept of equity and the use of an equity lens in your work. By learning more about systemic racism, understanding implicit bias, and adopting an equity lens, we can become more inclusive marketers and discover new audiences.

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Thursday
Mar 23
VanderJUG - Java User Group
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot

alt text VanderHouwen is forming a Java Developer meetup on the east side at Rogue Brewery. Join Andrew and Joe on the 4th Thursday monthly for happy hour.

For this initial meetup, we’d like to purchase a couple of beers (or soft drinks) and talk about what you, as a Developer, want to see in a software meetup. We can book industry speakers for future events (and would welcome volunteers) or, have any format you wish. We want to build a user group for YOU so please join this Thursday to kick things off!

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Wednesday
Apr 5
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Visualizing the World in 3D
Quantum Spatial

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-visualizing-the-world-in-3d-tickets-30994126266

Do you like maps, problem-solving environmental issues, or programming? If so, you might be interested in remote sensing of geospatial science! Join Heather Borunda-Ferguson and other women in the industry for an introduction to remote sensing technology. You will be learning about remote sensing technologies including LiDAR, aerial imagery, hyperspectual imagery and field collection procedures.

Speakers will explain their educational background and how you can enter this growing and in-demand industry. Remote sensing has many opportunities for women. Geospatial science provides an opportunity for women all across the technical and management spectrums and is a well-kept secret considering it is a multi-billion dollar industry.

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-visualizing-the-world-in-3d-tickets-30994126266

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Sunday
Apr 9
PDXWIT Mini Head Shot Fundraiser
Polara Studio

Note: This is a paid event and requires registration on Eventbrite for a specific time slot

Tired of your old headshot or just want a new LinkedIn profile picture? Come support PDXWIT at the second annual Mini Photo Shoot Fundraiser on April 9th at Polara Studio. Polara photographers Muffy Kruger and Stephen Thaxton will be doing mini photo sessions to raise money in support of PDXWIT.

For $30 you get a 10 minute photo session that includes 3 headshots edited on-site and delivered to you that day. These shots come with full printing rights on a PDXWIT flash drive.

To schedule your 10 minute photo session please register on Eventbrite. Please show up 15 minutes before your photo session and plan on spending 10-15 minutes after to sit down with one of our retouchers to select your final 3 images.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

Have questions about PDXWIT Mini Head Shot Fundraiser?

Contact Annie Alegria

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Tuesday
Apr 11
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteer Orientation
R/GA

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in joining the stellar crew of PDXWIT volunteers? New to volunteering with us? Want to meet other capable, driven women and allies in tech?

You'll be in the right place at our spring volunteer orientation.

PDXWIT is a 100% volunteer-run organization, which means that volunteers are crucial to the success of our mission. There are plenty of ways to get involved.

At the orientation, you'll learn about different volunteer roles from regular engagements to occasional gigs, get an overview of expectations and processes, have any questions you bring answered, and catch up with other PDXWIT community members.

We can't wait to welcome you!

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Wednesday
Apr 12
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coding Study Night
DevNow

Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE

PDXWIT would like to find out if its members could benefit from a coding study night. Portland is lucky to have many resources for code study available, but these events tend to be focused on a particular language or skillset. We’d like to gather our technical members together for a more open study group. If you have a personal or work project you’d like another set of eyes on, or if you would like to help others with their code, we’d love to have you. So far we have tutors signed up with knowledge of ReactJS, C#, Javascript, CSS, Ruby, HTML and Wordpress: Kelli de Vries, Andrew Brennwald, Sasha Fahrenkopf, Michelle J Levine, Diana Holland, Gloria Anholt

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Thursday
Apr 13
PDXWIT #Action Fireside Chat with Congressman Earl Blumenauer
New Relic

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us on Thursday, April 13th at 5:00 for an informal fireside chat with Congressman Earl Blumenauer at New Relic. Earl Blumenauer is the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1996. His district includes most of East Portland and cities to the east of Portland.

We will use this as an opportunity to learn how our top issues — Civil Rights, Women's Health, Gender Equity, and Health Care — are playing out on the national stage. The Congressman has an hour to answer questions and so we will be accepting pre submitted questions (you can submit yours here - https://docs.google.com/a/pdxwit.org/forms/d/1fdxGvmkaYR8o_URbVhOcTYFuixIkjREPlRQnpFCege4/viewform?edit_requested=true ) as well as drawing raffle tickets so that we can get as many questions answered as possible in the hour.

The Congressman will be available from 5:15 to 6:00, so please show up on time and either come prepared with questions or submit yours here. We are limiting this event to 200 people so we can all fit in the space, so please RSVP ahead of time if you’d like to attend. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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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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Monday
Apr 24
PDXWIT Presents a Book Talk - Daring Greatly & Being Wrong
ThinkShout

RSVP on Eventbrite

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. In Daring Greatly, based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Similarly, in Being Wrong, journalist Kathryn Schulz argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. In this view, error is both a given and a gift – one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and, most profoundly, ourselves.

Daring Greatly and Being Wrong were made for each other. Join Deeple Patel and Melody Dawn for a discussion and exploration of these two powerful books and their endless takeaways. Most of us avoid the topics of being wrong and vulnerable, but these two authors have laid out the undeniable reasons for why it is so beneficial for us to push past this fear and discomfort. Whether you read one, both or some portion of these books, you are welcome in the conversation.

Come ready to share your unique perspective and learn from others’ experiences.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

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Thursday
Apr 27
VanderJUG - Java User Group (Networking Meetup)
Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot

Join us to chat about all things Java!

alt text VanderHouwen is forming a Java Developer meetup on the east side at Rogue Brewery. Join Andrew and Joe on the 4th Thursday monthly for happy hour.
We’d like to purchase a couple of beers (or soft drinks) and talk about what you, as a Developer, want to see in a software meetup as we build our community.


We want to build a user group for YOU so please join us on Thursday the 27th to kick things off!

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Saturday
Apr 29
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) N/NE Lean Coffee Gathering
Elevated Coffee

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Women and other underrepresented groups in tech, particularly those who call North and Northeast Portland home, are invited to a special Lean Coffee networking event. This is a great opportunity to cross boundaries and broaden networks in a safe space. IntraEdge Technology Service & Solutions is happy to host us at Elevated Coffee House. The event is geared towards those who “find ourselves at the edges of the bell curve of demographics in tech fields,” as Brittany Newhouse so eloquently put it. If you’d like to start your Saturday off with a casual networking event, join us!

Don’t be intimidated by the Lean Coffee format; it’s not just for Agile practitioners. It’s simply an informal way to meet and discuss what interests and affects us.

The meetup will run from 8:30am -10:00am. Be there early to make your order before we start; coffee and snacks will be provided. This event is sponsored by PDXWIT, AgilePDX and Portland Lean Coffee.

Have questions? Ask the organizer Davia - [email protected]

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Wednesday
May 10
OEN PubTalk: Why B a B Corp? How to Use Business as a Force for Good
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

If you see triple when you look at your bottom line, you’re not alone. You’re part of a growing movement of entrepreneurs and business people who are prioritizing more than profit. Should you make it official and become a B Corp? At our May PubTalk, held in partnership with Portland State University School of Business Administration, panelists from companies that have taken the leap will discuss the benefits and challenges of B Corp certification.

Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/pubtalk-bcorp

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Tuesday
May 16
Beaverton Startup Happy Hour
Beaverton Chamber of Commerce

Looking to network with the Washington County startup community? Come eat, greet, and meet this year’s student entrepreneurs from Beaverton YEA!

Our May Happy Hour is held in partnership with City of Beaverton, Beaverton YEA!, and TiE Oregon.

Beverages and appetizers will be provided.

The event is free; registration is required. If you plan to bring a guest, provide his or her name when you register.

Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/beaverton-oen

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Wednesday
May 17
OEN Office Hours at CENTRL East
CENTRL Office

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with staff from OEN about how to leverage our network and resources.

Make an appointment during our May 17 office hours so you can introduce yourself and chat with us. When you arrive, check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it this time around or if all time slots are full, we hold office hours at WeWork on the first Wednesday of every month and at CENTRL East on the third Wednesday of every month.

Reserve your slot here: https://calendly.com/oenorg/15min

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Friday
May 19
Founders LIVE
CENTRL Office

Announcing the inaugural event in Portland!

Founders LIVE Portland is an unforgettable happy hour competition where up to five handpicked startups take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive recognition from the crowd but also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing... built in Portland.

About Founders LIVE:

Founders LIVE (founderslive.com) is a community and media channel created to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs around the world. The Founders LIVE experience includes unique and unforgettable 99-second pitch competitions sweeping into cities across the nation, which have the potential to create local startup celebrities and burst open additional pockets of creativity and entrepreneurial activity. Additionally, an online network delivers curated articles, videos, livestreamed expert talks and AMA’s, posts and private messaging to members that together develop world-class entrepreneurs.

Details:

Date: May. 19th, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: CENTRL Office Pearl

Cost: $10

Provided: Great food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages

Attendance to Founders LIVE Portland is free for Founders LIVE Members

Agenda:

5pm: Drinks, food, and networking

6pm: Demos start

7pm: Networking

8pm: Afterparty

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Saturday
May 20
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Coderetreat
The Tech Academy

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer-led organization dedicated to enabling software developers to help each other improve their craft and teaming skills. Software developers of all sorts gather with their machines, IDEs and the ready-to-code Conway's Game of Life. A Coderetreat facilitator assists the developers during several 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Jean Richardson and Tanya Crenshaw will be teaming up to facilitate this Coderetreat. Tech Academy is donating space and providing breakfast and lunch for the event.

Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development! If you were there in Februrary, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and come along.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
May 30
PDXWIT #Action History of Activism Workshop
Perka

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

We started PDXWIT #Action in January to help our community get involved in the issues we care about. In May, we are holding a workshop with organizer Natalie Sundeleaf Sept to help give us historical context for our work moving forward.

This workshop provides a framework for how to organize and create momentum for social justice in their community. It’s for anyone, from the curious beginner to the established organizer. The content is an overview of activism and organizing in America, including what worked or didn’t work, where we are now and what we see both locally and nationally. The workshop includes an interactive lecture and also discussion.

Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 Networking 6:00 - 7:30 Workshop

Natalie Sundeleaf Sept is a sixth generation Oregonian with broad ties to the political and art communities of Portland. Her work includes time with Congresswoman Bonamici and Commissioner Fish, as well as President Obama’s 2008 campaign. She was most recently an advance staffer for Hillary Clinton. She is a trained painter and splits her time at community events and in the studio. Her art maintains a civic lens and received local fame for the Dishwasher Project in 2013. When she's not painting or organizing, she's running, hiking or watching basketball.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Thursday
Jun 1
WeWork With Friends!
WeWork Custom House

What better way to celebrate the first of the month than bringing your friends to work with you for the day? Show off cool work digs and introduce your favorite people to our Custom House community.

Not a member but interested in checking us out? Come grab a trial day card at the front desk and see what we're all about. We'd love to host you for a day of workspace!

After, everyone is welcome to join us for Happy Hour will be from 4:00-6:00pm on the third-floor lounge. Enjoy snacks, drinks, and laughs or battle it out in some ping-pong.

RSVP to [email protected] and mention Calagator!

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PDX Women In Tech(PDXWIT) West Side Happy Hour - Let’s talk User Experience
Salesforce

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Many of us live and/or work this side of the West Hills, but may not have a professional community convenient to this side of the metro area. Thanks to PDXWIT’s support, our plight for a post-workday meeting has been addressed. Let’s get together to talk about our projects, training efforts, research, and anything else the group is interested in discussing.

Join us for User Experience themed happy hour with fellow women in tech. There will be light food + drinks and networking! Everyone is welcome, including folks like educators, instructors, librarians, and anyone else in the technology space.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Optimal Workshop Roadshow: Portland
The Good Mod

The Optimal Workshop Roadshow is coming to Portland! We’re bringing New Zealand hospitality to town with an evening of informative talks by user researchers, for user researchers (and anyone interested in UX). This is your ticket to 3 hours packed with fresh UX tips, sweet software offers, fun games and prizes, plus tasty food and drinks. All in the company of like-minded locals!

Want to find out what your users are really thinking? Laure Parsons uncovers how behavioural economics, psychology and cognitive bias studies can help you understand what users really want.

Want a deeper understanding of UX through a unique case study? Our very own Kat Hardisty shares her insights from designing user experience for a physical space.

Check out the Eventbrite page for full talk details and schedule.

Spots are limited so get your ticket now. Got a friend to bring or a colleague to convince? Take advantage of our group discount for 3 or more tickets!

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Friday
Jun 2
Startup Weekend Vancouver
through Colab Coworking

Learn, Network, Startup In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you — find an event today!

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Wednesday
Jun 7
OEN Office Hours at WeWork
WeWork Custom House

Are you an Oregon entrepreneur trying to start or scale a business? Come chat with staff from OEN about how to leverage our network and resources.

Make an appointment during our May 17 office hours so you can introduce yourself and chat with us. When you arrive, check in at the front desk and the receptionist will tell you where to go.

Hope to see you there! If you can’t make it this time around or if all time slots are full, we hold office hours at WeWork on the first Wednesday of every month and at CENTRL East on the third Wednesday of every month.

Reserve your slot here: https://calendly.com/oenorg/15min

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Thursday
Jun 8
Pitch Club PDX
CENTRL Office

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice their pitch and business plan. Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment. Participants are given the opportunity to role-play being an investor to other entrepreneurs giving them a better understanding of what the investors are looking for.

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PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) CryptoParty
Puppet 308 Southwest 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor, Portland, OR 97204

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

With increased regulations for ISPs to track consumer data and the ever-present possibility for fraud, keeping our internet activity private is more important than ever. CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space.

Join Bhavna Soman of Intel, Justin Mitzimberg of Cylance and Information Security professionals from all over Portland as they cover secure browsing, password security and management, two-factor authentication, and setting up VPNs to protect your privacy. They will also be available to discuss any advanced questions or specific issues.

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but are especially valuable to ​those without prior knowledge and haven't yet attended one.

To try the tools and apps directly at the CryptoParty, bring your laptop or smartphone.

Puppet Event Code of Conduct: https://docs.puppet.com/community/community_guidelines.html#event-code-of-conduct

Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Monday
Jun 12
PDXWIT #Action Women’s Strength Self-Defense Class
Jama Software

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Suggested donation in support of the Women’s Strength program: $5-$10

PDXWIT #Action is proud to offer a Women’s Strength self-defense class on June 12th at 5:30. The introductory class is presented by WomenStrength, who introduce all those who identify as women to strategies — including survival-level fighting skills — to defend against sexual assault. This workshop is in support of PDXWIT #Action’s top local issue of supporting public safety. Class activities and discussions are designed to help participants identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of sexual violence. Class activities focus on practicing verbal and physical strategies and discussion topics focus on sexual and domestic violence. Although the WomenStrength program is operated out of the Portland Police Bureau, the instructors are not police officers. They are highly skilled civilians who teach safety and de-escalation to the community at large.

Note: This training is neither based on nor in support of Portland Police Bureau’s tactics that have been criticized as an excessive use of force.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any accommodation requests or questions. Beverages will be provided.

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

5:30pm: Arrive and get settled

5:45pm: Workshop begins

7:00pm: Workshop ends

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Tuesday
Jun 13
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Mentorship Networking Event
Shopkeep

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Join us for our next PDXWIT Mentorship Program Networking Event sponsored by Shopkeep! Whether you're already part of the program or interested to find out more, come celebrate the successes of the program and meet other individuals in the mentorship network.

We have an exciting program for you that will start at 5:45 pm.

Crystal Caligiuri, SVP of Operations and Customer Experience at ShopKeep, will start with the welcome address. She is no stranger to the operations and customer care realm, as she held the title of EVP at Shoptiques and several high-profile roles at Gilt Groupe, focusing on growth of customer experience, supply chain, real estate, strategy and planning, project management, purchasing and merchandising operations.

We will spotlight members of the mentorship program.

Mentors will be available on a panel to answer questions in a casual mentoring session.

Are you in the program and can't attend? Don't worry, this event is optional.

Haven't signed up yet? Never fear! You can still sign up and we will try to match you as soon as we have a mentor available.

About ShopKeep:

Everything ShopKeep does supports growing independent businesses. Built by and for small business owners, ShopKeep provides an intuitive, secure, iPad point-of-sale system with POS software that empowers merchants to run smarter businesses by optimizing staffing, managing inventory and accessing real time sales reports and customer information on one seamless, cloud-based platform. With more than 23,000 customers, ShopKeep’s award-winning customer care team is available to help 24/7 and provides a robust support network for growing business owners. Ranked one of the fastest growing North American tech companies by Deloitte and a member of Apple’s Mobile Partnership Program, ShopKeep is headquartered in New York, with offices in Portland, Chicago, and Belfast. Follow @ShopKeep on Twitter, join the discussion on the ShopKeep blog or visit www.shopkeep.com to learn more about ShopKeep’s POS system.

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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Veterans in Technology June Networking Event: Vet Intangibles On Board for Tech
GRAYBOX

Please join us for June's Veterans in Technology Networking Event happening at GRAYBOX (107 SE Washington Street, Suite 700, Portland, OR, 97217). Doors open Tuesday, June 13th, at 1730 hours (5:30pm). This event will be a great time to network with your peers and enjoy food and refreshments provided by our sponsors; Marquam, Mainz Brady Group, and Scout Military Discounts. Beer will also be donated by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Columbia Distributing!

PDX Veterans in Technology is a non-profit dedicated to assisting active-duty, reservist, and returning veterans with reintegration into the local tech community. Our organization is committed to helping create, advance, and maximize the careers of current veterans in technology within the Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas.

Sequence of Events:

• 1730 hours (5:30 PM) to 1800 hours (6:00 PM) - Networking and refreshments

• 1800 hours (6:00 PM) to 1810 hours (6:10 PM) - Announcements / Job opportunities / Sponsors

• 1810 hours (6:10PM) to 1900 hours (7:00 PM) - Keynote Speaker: Mike Meyer, Manager of Technology Services at Papa Murphy's International

• 1900 hours (7:00PM) to 1930 hours (7:30 PM) - More networking and refreshments

We hope to see you all there! Everyone is welcome. Non-veterans who want to show their support are highly encouraged to attend.

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Friday
Jun 16
PDXWIT Increase Diversity by Marketing Your Non-traditional Background
Skyward

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Interested in moving into the tech industry but unsure how your non-traditional experience can transfer to a tech job? The event will focus on how to market your non-tech experience to hiring managers in the tech industry, and how your experience can be relevant in a tech role! Employing individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and skills can support tech employers in having a well-rounded workforce which can strengthen a team's ability to produce effective results.

Employers can come to this event to meet job seekers with unique and compelling skill sets, job seekers can come to meet employers committed to diversifying their teams, and all are welcome to hang out, network, and tell their own stories of how they arrived in the tech industry.

Purpose:

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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