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Saturday
Dec 16
Ideas in Technology
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Innovators,

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? This week we're going to share on how to file patents part II.

We'll have a thirty-minute talk and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Tuesday
Aug 12, 2008
Jonathan Aldrich: Typestate Verification for Aliased Objects using Assume-Guarantee Permissions
Portland State University Engineering Building

We are having a special summer colloquium presentation by Jonathan Aldrich of CMU on Tuesday, August 12, at 10:30am. Title and abstract below.

The talk will be in the Dean's Conference room (EB 500) in the Engineering Building at Portland State University.

Jim Hook (hook at cs dot pdx dot edu) is acting as host.

TITLE: Typestate Verification for Aliased Objects using Assume-Guarantee Permissions

ABSTRACT: Object-oriented libraries often define usage protocols that clients must follow in order for the system to work properly. Typestates use state machines to specify these protocols, but previous protocol verification systems have significant practical problems in their precision, scaleability, easy of use, and applicability to standard coding styles and idioms.

We are exploring a new approach to verifying typestate using assume- guarantee permissions. These permissions track not only the state of an object, but an abstraction of what operations other aliases might perform on the object. Developers annotate their code with state and permission information, which can be automatically and soundly checked for consistency. Our approach is fully modular, yet allows substantial reasoning about objects even when they are aliased by multiple clients. We will describe novel approaches for reasoning about inheritance and concurrency, and show case studies verifying code (and finding one defect) in well-tested Java standard library code.

This is joint work with Kevin Bierhoff and Nels Beckman.

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Portland Pythoneers: bytecode and more
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Our next meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday 8/12 at 7PM in the lovely, air-conditioned CubeSpace.

Up tomorrow is Python bytecode. Michel has volunteered to talk a bit about the structure of Python bytecode and show how it's processed by the interpreter. I'll show a functioning bytecode hack, plucked from my dusty bin of bad ideas.

After, we'll retire to the patio at Produce Row for a beer or two on a perfect Portland summer night.

Maps &c.: http://python.meetup.com/183/

Hope to see you there!

-Jason

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Friday
Aug 15, 2008
xpportland montly meeting (extreme programming)
McMenamins on Broadway

Hello all,

We've formed a third-Friday-of-the-month pattern, so XPDX and APLN-PDX folks will gather once again on Friday, August 15, at McMenamins on Broadway (in the Lloyd Center area, NE 16th & Broadway) at ~1:00 - 3:00 p.m. For more, see http://jamesshore.com/Calendar/2008-08-15.html .

Some of us are just back from Agile 2008, so no doubt we'll have some informal conversation about that and other topics, as well as good food and drink. We've consistently attracted a group of 15-18 people, so we usually have 3-4 conversations happening at once. Pick the one that most interests you.

I have a bit of extra conference swag to give away, FCFS. (Better stuff than last month - t-shirts, usb 2.0 hubs...) If you attended the conference in Toronto and have swag to share, bring it along.

If you know of other Agilistas in our area (or inquisitive observers and curious seekers), please invite them to join us.

This fall (starting in September?), we'll add the occasional evening speaker program. And, by popular request, we'll keep our casual, conversational, 3rd Fridays going. Watch this space for more announcements of our speaker schedule.

For everyone who is on vacation this week, have a great time. We'll see you in September.

Best, Diana

** Diana Larsen co-author: "Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great!" board chair, Agile Alliance, www.agilealliance.org "Passion. Improvement. Delivery." website: http://www.futureworksconsulting.com blogger: http://www.futureworksconsulting.com/blog

Attend Agile 2008! Aug 4-8 in Toronto Canada www.agile2008.org

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Tuesday
Sep 2, 2008
Galois Tech Talk: GpuGen: Bringing the Power of GPUs into the Haskell World
Galois, Inc

Title: GpuGen: Bringing the Power of GPUs into the Haskell World

Speaker: Sean Lee

       Programming Languages & Systems
       UNSW, Sydney

Date: Tuesday, September 2nd.

       10.30am

Location: Galois, Inc.

       421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300
       (3rd floor of the Commonwealth Building)
       Portland, Oregon

Abstract:

For the last decade, the performance of GPUs has out-grown CPUs, and their programmability has also improved to the level where they can be used fo general-purpose computations. Nonetheless, GPU programming is still limited only to those who understand the hardware architecture and the parallel processing. This is because the current GPU programming systems are based on the specialized parallel processing model, and require low-level attention in many aspects such as thread launching and synchronization.

The need for a programming system which provides a high-level abstraction layer on top of the GPU programming systems without losing the performance gain arises to facilitate the use of GPUs. Instead of writing a programming system from the scratch, the development of a Haskell extension has been chosen as the ideal approach, since the Haskell community has already accumulated a significant amount of research and resources for Nested Data Parallelism, which could be adopted to provide a high-level abstraction on GPU programming and even to broaden the applicability of GPU programming. In addition, the Foreign Function Interface of Haskell is sufficient to be the communication medium to the GPU.

GpuGen is what connects these two dots: GPUs and Haskell. It compiles the collective data operations such as scan, fold, map, etc, which incur most computation cost, to the GPU. The design of the system, the structure of the GpuGen compiler, and the current development status are to be discussed in the talk.

Biographical details:

Sean Lee is a PhD candidate at the UNSW, Sydney, working in the Programming Languages & Systems Group. This summer he's been interning at Nvidia in Santa Clara, working on programming GPUs with Haskell.

About the Galois Tech Talks.

Galois (http://galois.com) has been holding weekly technical seminars for several years on topics from functional programming, formal methods, compiler and language design, to cryptography, and operating system construction, with talks by many figures from the programming language and formal methods communities.

The talks are open and free. If you're planning to attend, dropping a note to [email protected] is appreciated, but not required. If you're interested in giving a talk, we're always looking for new speakers.

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Thursday
Sep 4, 2008
Maps 2.0, Google Earth, and GPS: What's New, What Works
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

HumaniNet will present a status report on our Maps 2.0 initiative, which is exploring ready-to-use Web-based mapping tools for humanitarian and nonprofit organizations.

Dylan Myers, a digital mapping specialist at Google Maps, will also be there to answer your questions on the ever-expanding toolkit of Google Maps and Google Earth. Dylan was a key member of a Mercy Corps team that conducted a GIS (geospatial information systems) project in Indonesia following the 2004 tsunami.

Conversation ad networking begin at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., Gregg Swanson and Matt Blair of HumaniNet will briefly discuss the initial findings of the research, which is based on interviews with aid and relief managers in Afghanistan, Sudan, Singapore, London, and – not least - Portland.

Among the topics: some notes from Matt on emerging Web 2.0 social mapping services, including the promise and pitfalls of 'crowd-sourced' geospatial data.

Following Q&A, you can meet Dylan, see demos, exchange ideas, practiceyour “geo-geek speak,” and learn more about what online maps can do for your project or organization.

The 501 Tech Club event is co-sponsored by NTEN.

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Monday
Sep 15, 2008
Galois Tech Talks: Left-fold enumerators -- Towards a safe, expressive and efficient I/O interface for Haskell
Galois, Inc

Title: Left-fold enumerators

        Towards a safe, expressive and efficient I/O interface for Haskell

Speaker: Johan Tibell

        Software Engineer
        Google

Date: Monday, September 15th.

        1pm

Location: Galois, Inc.

        421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300
        (3rd floor of the Commonwealth Building)
        Portland, Oregon

Abstract:

I will describe a programming style for I/O operations that is based on left-fold enumerators. This style of programming is more expressive than imperative style I/O represented by the Unix functions read and write, and safer than lazy I/O using streams. Left-fold enumerators offers both high-performance using block based I/O and safety in terms of error handling and resource usage. I will demonstrate Hyena, a web server prototype written in Haskell, as an example of left-fold enumerator style of programming.

This talk is intended as a starting point for further discussions on what would be a good interface for I/O rather than a presentation of finished research.

About the Galois Tech Talks.

Galois (http://galois.com) has been holding weekly technical seminars for several years on topics from functional programming, formal methods, compiler and language design, to cryptography, and operating system construction, with talks by many figures from the programming language and formal methods communities.

The talks are open and free. If you're planning to attend, dropping a note to <[email protected]> is appreciated, but not required. If you're interested in giving a talk, we're always looking for new speakers.
Tuesday
Sep 16, 2008
Galois Tech Talk: Theorem Proving for Verification
Galois, Inc

Title: Theorem Proving for Verification

Speaker: John Harrison

        Principal Engineer
        Intel

Date: Tuesday, September 16th.

        10.30am

Location: Galois, Inc.

        421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300
        (3rd floor of the Commonwealth Building)
        Portland, Oregon

Abstract:

The theorem proving approach to verification involves modelling a system in a rich formalism such as higher-order logic or set theory, then performing a human-driven interactive correctness proof using a proof assistant. In a striking contrast, techniques like model checking, by limiting the user to a less expressive formalism (propositional logic, CTL etc.), can offer completely automated decision methods, making them substantially easier to use and often more productive.

With this in mind, why should one be interested in the theorem proving approach? In this tutorial I will explain some of the advantages of theorem proving, showing situations where the generality of theorem proving is beneficial, allowing us to tackle domains that are beyond the scope of automated methods or providing other important advantages. I will talk about the state of the art in theorem proving systems and and give a little demonstration to give an impression of what it's like to work with such a system.

Biographical details:

John Harrison has worked in formal verification and automated theorem proving since 1990, when he joined Mike Gordon's "Hardware Verification Group" (HVG) at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. As well as working on the development of the HOL theorem prover, he developed a particular interest in the formalization of real analysis and its application to formal verification of floating-point hardware. His PhD in this area, "Theorem Proving with the Real Numbers", written under Mike Gordon's supervision, won a UK Distinguished Dissertation award and was published as a book. He also redesigned HOL from scratch, resulting in an alternative version called HOL Light. After completing his PhD research in 1995, John Harrison spent a very enjoyable year at Abo Akademi University and Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS) in Turku, Finland, where he was a member of Ralph Back's Programming Methods Research Group. Among other activities, he championed the "declarative" proofs of the Mizar system and showed how these could be integrated into other theorem-provers, work subsequently taken up in DECLARE, Isar and other systems.

John Harrison then returned to Cambridge and worked on a formal model of floating-point arithmetic and its application to the verification of some realistic algorithms for transcendental functions. This work attracted the attention of Intel, and in 1998 John Harrison joined the company as a Senior Software Engineer (now Principal Engineer) specializing in the design and formal verification of mathematical algorithms. He has formally verified and in many cases designed or redesigned numerous algorithms for mathematical functions including division, square root and transcendental functions.

In his limited spare time over the past 10 years, John Harrison has been working on a book giving a comprehensive introduction to automated theorem proving.  (http://www.cambridge.org/9780521899574)

About the Galois Tech Talks.

Galois (http://galois.com) has been holding weekly technical seminars for several years on topics from functional programming, formal methods, compiler and language design, to cryptography, and operating system construction, with talks by many figures from the programming language and formal methods communities.

The talks are open and free. If you're planning to attend, dropping a note to <[email protected]> is appreciated, but not required. If you're interested in giving a talk, we're always looking for new speakers.
Thursday
Oct 2, 2008
Galois Tech: Advanced Modeling, Design and Verification using High-Level Synthesis
Galois, Inc

Title: Bluespec: Advanced Modeling, Design and Verification using High-Level Synthesis Speaker: Rishiyur Nikhil CTO, Bluespec, Inc. Date: Thursday, October 2nd. 10.30am Location: Galois, Inc., 421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300, (3rd floor of the Commonwealth Building)

ABSTRACT:

Over the past few years, several projects in major companies have been adopting BSV (Bluespec SystemVerilog) as their next-generation tool of choice for IP design, modeling (for both architecture exploration and early software development), and verification enviroments.

The reason for choosing BSV is its unique combination of:

(1) excellent computation model for expressing complex concurrency and communication, based on atomic transactions and atomic transactional inter-module methods

(2) very high level of abstraction and parameterization (principally inspired by Haskell)

(3) full synthesizability, enabling execution on FPGAs, obtaining better performance (3 to 4 orders of magnitude) and scalability than software simulation at comparable levels of detail.

In this presentation, I will provide a brief technical overview of BSV (points 1-3 above), and describe several customer projects using BSV. I will also briefly contrast BSV with other approaches to High Level Synthesis (particularly those based on C/C++/SystemC).

BIOGRAPHY:

Rishiyur S. Nikhil is co-founder and CTO of Bluespec, Inc., which develops tools that dramatically improve correctness, productivity, reuse and maintainability in the design, modeling and verification of digital designs (ASICs and FPGAs). The core technologies consist of a language, BSV (Bluespec SystemVerilog), which enables very abstract source descriptions based on scalable atomic transactions and extreme parameterization, and tools for high-quality synthesis of BSV into RTL. Earlier, from 2000 to 2003, he led a team inside Sandburst Corp. (later acquired by Broadcom) developing Bluespec technology and contributing to 10Gb/s enterprise network chip models, designs and design tools.

From 1991 to 2000 he was at Cambridge Research Laboratory (DEC/Compaq), including one and a half years as Acting Director. From 1984 to 1991 he was a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT. He has led research teams, published widely, and holds several patents in functional programming, dataflow and multithreaded architectures, parallel processing, compiling, and EDA. He is a member of ACM and IFIP WG 2.8 on Functional Programming, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He received his Ph.D. and M.S.E.E. in Computer and Information Sciences from the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and his B.Tech in EE from IIT Kanpur.

ABOUT THE GALOIS TECH TALKS:

Galois (http://galois.com) has been holding weekly technical seminars for several years on topics from functional programming, formal methods, compiler and language design, to cryptography, and operating system construction, with talks by many figures from the programming language and formal methods communities.

The talks are open and free. If you're planning to attend, dropping a note to [email protected] is appreciated, but not required. If you're interested in giving a talk, we're always looking for new speakers.

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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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Thursday
Oct 30, 2008
Open Source Bridge Town Hall
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Open Source Bridge will be a completely volunteer-run, community effort to connect developers working with open source. We're kicking things off with a town hall discussion and planning meeting on October 30th, 7:30pm at CubeSpace (located at 622 SE Grand Avenue in Portland). We'll talk about overall goals for the conference, then break into small working groups to start tackling the event planning needs. If you can, bring an audio or video recorder to help document the discussion.

Please let us know if you can attend. If October 30 doesn't work for you, let us know as we are considering a second meeting during the day on the west-side. We'd very much like to have your participation in making this conference a fun, educational experience.

You can RSVP by filling in the form at http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=p1ZDddPXGskYFX5NnM9FaXA&hl=en

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Thursday
Nov 6, 2008
Open Source Bridge Town Hall - Westside
OTBC [Old location, do not use!]

Open Source Bridge will be a completely volunteer-run, community effort to connect developers working with open source. We're having a second town hall discussion and planning meeting on November 6th at OTBC's new location in The Round (next to the Beaverton Transit Center). We'll talk about overall goals for the conference, then break into small working groups to start tackling the event planning needs. If you can, bring an audio or video recorder to help document the discussion.

Whether or not you'll be attending, you can join our mailing lists to receive announcements and join in the planning discussion:

osbridge-announce, low traffic announcement list for events like this one!

osbridge-discuss, possibly high traffic list for discussing anything related to the conference!

You can RSVP by filling in the form at http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=p1ZDddPXGskYFX5NnM9FaXA&hl=en Tags

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Friday
Jan 30, 2009
John Metta et al RE ORblogs
Strange Love Live Studios

http://www.mogulus.com/strangelovelive

Join us for a show about a site we’ve all been waiting for. John Metta, Patrick Lightbody and AJ “linuxaid” will join us to talk about the fate of ORblogs!

Wednesday
Feb 18, 2009
The Entrepreneurial Journey- A conversation with Vijay Vashee
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Vijay Vashee brings a stellar record of accomplishment in the fields of technology innovation and entrepreneurial investing. Vijay is the founding President of TiE-Seattle, an active angel investor and mentor to entrepreneurs – these investment include Drivecam, Pritest and Iconclude among others. He is also Managing Partner and co- founder of the Tenex India Fund, a cross-border investment hedge fund.

Vijay retired from Microsoft in 2001 after a distinguished career in leading PowerPoint, MS-Project and various other product-line to commercial success crossing a span of over 19 years.

An alumnus of IIT-Bombay, Cornell University and University of Chicago – School of Business, Vijay has been active on various non-profit boards including TiE Global Board of Trustees, Bellevue Community College and the Foundation for Early Learning.

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday
Mar 23, 2009
Portland Data Visualization Group
Webtrends

Researchers have long said that the material published on the Web amounts to a form of “collective intelligence” that can be used to spot trends and make predictions.

Using his 20% time, a Google employee discovered that during flu season, many ailing Americans enter phrases like “flu symptoms” into Google and other search engines before they call their doctors. When he mapped this data, he was able to discover where flu outbreaks would strike up to two weeks before traditional news sources were able to report them. http://www.google.org/flutrends/

This is an example of a time when merging a specific type of data to its geographical coordinates resulted in a unique insight. However, there is much more to do with data and visualization. What was found at Google is only the tip of a very large iceberg. Now that we have access to so much data on the web, we're going to see an increasing need to understand and present that data.

Agenda: This meetup will serve as an introduction to what's going on in the world of data viz. It will be freeform, so if you would like to demonstrate something you're working on, please be prepared to do so. Micah Elliott will be showing uGraph and Ed Borasky will do a GGobi demo. I'll be covering what already exists in the ecosystem and what might become useful in the future. We're dealing with a rapid communication method here. Something that, if done well, compresses the time and space it takes for us to understand something.

If you're interested in Data Visualization, please come to this event. It will be the first Portland Tech Event at WebTrends besides Web Analytics Wednesday. It's our chance to try out the space and see if it is a good fit for this group or potentially for other groups in the future.

Google Group: Ed Borasky recently started a Google group called pdx-visualization. As the name implies, it is a group for Portland-area people interested in languages and techniques for visualization of data. http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization


Amber Case, @caseorganic is a Cyborg Anthropologist studying the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way we think, act, and understand the world around us.

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Saturday
Mar 28, 2009
Introduction to R, Statistical Computing - Portland Data Viz
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

R, also called GNU S, is a strongly functional language and environment to statistically explore data sets and make many graphical displays of data.

R is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. R is part of the GNU project, and its source code is freely available under the GNU General Public License, and pre-compiled binary versions are provided for various operating systems. R uses a command line interface, though several graphical user interfaces are available.

Ed Borasky will provide an introduction to R this Saturday at Cubespace from 11Am-3Pm. Please come prepared with a laptop and the requisite software (link to come soon). If you have any issues installing the software, or need help before the meeting, feel free to arrive at 10:30 Am.

Software Downloads Updated to get ready for the upcoming class. There will be a few more pages coming. The first will be on installing GGobi, and the second will be on CRAN Task Views.

Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-the-r-programming-language - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

Here's an abbreviated "Getting Started With GGobi" guide. Please try this stuff out and let me know where it's broken. I just ran through the Windows part and the "Testing on a Social Network Dataset" part and that much of it works. :)

Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-ggobi - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

I added a couple of links to articles on using GGobi with social network data.

Click on http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization/web/getting-started-with-ggobi - or copy & paste it into your browser's address bar if that doesn't work.

About R

R was created by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and is now developed by the R Development Core Team. It is named partly after the first names of the first two R authors (Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka), and partly as a play on the name of S. The R language has become a de facto standard among statisticians for the development of statistical software.

More information: http://www.r-project.org/

Join the Portland Data Visualization Google Group for more updates: http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-visualization?hl=en.

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Thursday
Apr 23, 2009
NW ISSA Security Conference

The NW ISSA Security Conference is part of a continued ambitious community outreach program for ISSA-Oregon Chapter. The goal of our program is to provide decision makers, stakeholders, and professionals with the knowledge and understanding they need to more effectively secure their organization’s sensitive information and comply with emerging information privacy laws and regulations.

Travel budgets cut, but still want the professional development in 2009? Want 7 CPE Credit Hours for less than $65? Don’t miss this local, but quality conference for security

Topics for 2009 include:

  • Future Security Implications of Cloud Computing & Social Media
  • Botnets and the Army of Darkness
  • Windows 7.0 Sneak Peek
  • Implementing the SDL to Improve Organizations’ ROI
  • Leveraging e-Discovery to Keep Security Funding
  • Much more
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InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

InnoTech is the region's largest technology & innovation event focused on enabling technology for your business. InnoTech sponsored by EasyStreet Online Services and SAO, includes the NW CIO Summit, Clean Tech Forum, ISSA-Portland Chapter Security Conference and topics on mobility, social media, infrastructure & much more.

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Friday
May 1, 2009
Slate Technologies Grand Opening
Slate Technologies

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

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

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Thursday
May 7, 2009
Oregon Tech Awards
Portland Art Museum

This premier event celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry and honors one outstanding Technology Executive of the Year. In addition, five individual industry segment and product awards will be presented during the evening, recognizing recipients for their accomplishments, leadership and commitment to the community and industry.

$2500 for a table of 10; $250 for a single ticket

AWARD CATEGORIES Technology Executive of the Year System/Hardware Company of the Year Software Company of the Year Technology-Service Company of the Year Emerging Company of the Year Cool Product of the Year

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Wednesday
May 20, 2009
TiE Oregon/OHSU: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Health IT
OHSU - BICC (Biomedical Information Communications Center) theatre

Health Information Technology Gets $19 Billion Boost, Comparative Effectiveness Research Gets $1 Billion

The new economic stimulus bill is an example of the priority and urgency the new Congress and Obama Administration gives to reforming the health care system. As part of the stimulus package, signed into law by President Obama, $19 billion is now dedicated to transforming the patient record to an electronic format and adopting standards, to be developed by Jan 1, 2010.

Practitioners will receive incentives to use

Heath Information Technology (HIT) standards that must be developed by Jan. 1, 2010.
Physicians and other practitioners will be eligible for up to $64,000 in incentive payments over several years for the meaningful use of an electronic medical record for patients. By 2015 all physicians will be required to use electronic records in their practice. Hospitals will also be eligible for $1-9 million in incentives for meaningful EHR adoption. This stimulus package is expected to create new opportunities for entrepreneurs to provide technology and services to healthcare practitioners and organizations. It will also focus on developing the health IT workforce that institutions like OHSU are already doing, creating new career opportunities in this area.

TIE Oregon has partnered with OHSU and lined up a great panel of healthcare industry professionals and entrepreneurs who have pioneered the development and use of Electronic Health Records, who will provide insights into this industry and how entrepreneurs can capitalize on this opportunity.

If you are looking to get into this field this is your opportunity to network and learn!

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Sunday
Jun 14, 2009
DorkbotPDX 0x03 - Lecture Series
AboutUs

HURRY HURRY STEP RIGHT UP! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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DORKBOT | | | | \ \/ / | | | | | \ PDX | || | > < | || | __) |

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http://dorkbotpdx.org/dorkbotpdx_0x03

Dorkbot PDX [[People doing strange things with electricity...in Portland]]

...welcomes you to the 4th installation of its lecture series.

  • Where: AboutUs: 107 SE Washington St, Suite 520.
  • When: Sunday, June 14th, 2009 - 7pm

As always, the event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share. Please spread the word!

Andrew S. Parnell

Pieces to be discussed include Semaphore-bot, Tangólumen, and Cardiolumen: a multifaceted exploration of the data we create both consciously and unconsciously and their inherent value.

Andrew S. Parnell is a Portland based digital artist. His work primarily deals with the physical manifestation of digital information using code, image capture, and electronics.

Michael Bunsen

Dome Control: Altering a space via physical and web-based interfaces

Michael Bunsen spends most of his time on the internet but is more interested in nature and the outside world. He developed Urbanedibles.org and began exploring microcontrollers to cultivate his mission of using the computer to get people off the computer.

Dan Gilsdorf

A presentation featuring works from 2006 to the present, including the recent exhibitions Interiotrope, 2008 and SRO Video, 2009.

Dan Gilsdorf is a sculptor and installation artist based in Portland. Using video, sound, and mechanics, his work addresses the mediating effect of technology on physical and cultural landscapes.

See you there!

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Tuesday
Jun 16, 2009
*Canceled* Portland AIGA Career Tools Breakfast Series
Elephants Delicatessen NW 22nd Ave

Notice: Unfortunately, we've had to cancel this week's Career Tools, due to events beyond our control. As we gain further clarity on our speaker's schedule, watch for an updated listing and join us then.

Thank you for your patience.

Canceled **

Please join AIGA for the next installment of our Career Tools Breakfast Series.

Trends in Trans-Media: How consumer behavior, business strategy, design innovation and technology intersect to inform brand experiences

Keith Gerr, Director of Strategy at Opus Creative, will provide data on...

  • what mediums are growing and where marketers arespending their budget
  • tracking audience media consumption shifts to social mobile and other mediums
  • innovative design practices that connect people, products and communications.

About the Speaker, Keith Gerr Keith lives at the intersection of culture, technology and business. With over 17 years of experience working on both the agency and client side, Keith understands the challenge of keeping brands relevant in an ever-changing media landscape. He embraces the power-shift to consumers and encourages brands to seek open-minded dialogue with their customers, employees and partners.

Keith is currently Director of Strategy at Opus Creative, providing overall vision, leadership and direction for clients and the company in relation to trans-media brand stewardship. Prior to Opus, Keith was a founding member of MAGNET magazine, Director of Strategic Services at R/GA, Director of Integrated Marketing at InFocus and Director of Brand Innovation at TNG.

Keith graduated with honors from Temple University with a B.A. in Political Science. In his free time, he enjoys playing his guitar through tube amps at neighbor-waking volumes.

You can check his head at:

  • blog.opuscreative.com
  • twitter.com/keithgerr

"There is at least as much to be learned from your detractors as from your loyalists"

Registration: Please RSVP via online registration only (no money taken at door)

Cost: AIGA Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00 Students: $5

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Monday
Jun 22, 2009
Saturday Academy's Engineering: Electronics, Robotics & Programming for 9th-12th grade students
through Tualatin High School

Engineering: Electronics, Robotics & Programming

Experience some of the many exciting projects that engineers work on as you explore the fields of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering.

You will design, code, and debug computer programs, create computer games, design and simulate basic digital and analog electrical circuits, build and program lego robots, and custom build a computer from the motherboard up. Learn to think through and solve problems using professional methods and communication tools, just as engineers do in the workplace.

Instructor: Stephanie Viaene

Stephanie Viaene, with a BS in mathematics and an MS in Interdisciplinary Mathematics from the University of Oregon, has taught mathematics and computer programming, web design, and tech support at the junior high and high school level. In 2007 she was awarded the Technology Teacher of the Year award from the Software Association of Oregon.

Instructor: Jill Hubbard

Jill Hubbard teaches pre-engineering classes at Tualatin High School. She has a masters in education and a bachelor's in computer engineering. Before teaching, she was an engineer at Intel Corporation.

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Thursday
Jul 2, 2009
WhereCamp PDX Kick-off Meeting
Produce Row Cafe

We're going to have our first WhereCamp PDX planning meeting next week, July 2nd, 7pm at Produce Row (out on the patio). This is just a general brainstorming meeting to start things off, so bring your ideas.

If you can't come, join the discussion on our mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/wherecamp-pdx/

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Friday
Jul 17, 2009
DorkbotPDX friday nite dorkout
Someday Lounge

Come join us Friday evening at Someday Lounge (http://www.somedaylounge.com). We've been invited to bring our particular brand of dorkiness and geekdom and show it off. This will be much like our usual meetings (so bring your toys!) but we'll also be giving folks the opportunity to make a lot of noise and get up on the stage.

The fun begins at 9PM and among the activities will be:

  • Don, performing on the computer-enhanced bass guitar
  • Jason and Jared, aka CRM114 Discriminator, performing an avant/noise piece originally premiered at ToorCamp
  • Simran, with the feedback organ
  • Peter, with his suitcase of mystery
  • You!

Seriously, if you have something you'd like to show off, let us know and we'll get you some time on the mic. Preferrably, ping Jason, Don or me beforehand so we have some idea of what to expect, but don't worry if it's all last minute. We'll be setting up at 8, so feel free to come down early and to help out or just hang out and keep us company.

Here's a map if you don't know where it is -- but if you've been to one of the Monday night meetups, it's just around the corner:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=125+NW+5th+Avenue,+Portland,+OR+97209&sll=45.429522,-122.705794&sspn=0.00771,0.01929&ie=UTF8&ll=45.524901,-122.675765&spn=0.007697,0.01929&z=16&iwloc=A

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Monday
Aug 3, 2009
DorkbotPDX informal meeting
Backspace

Come join DorkbotPDX for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Sunday
Aug 9, 2009
DorkbotPDX 0x04 - NYC invasion
AboutUs

Dorkbot PDX brings you the next installation of its lecture series.

  • Where: AboutUs 107 SE Washington St, Suite 520.
  • When: Sunday, August 9th, 2009 -- 7pm

As always, the event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share. Please spread the word!

We are extremely honored to have two distinguished artists from New York visiting Portland and sharing their work with DorkbotPDX. Please help us welcome these amazing and inspiring dorks from across the way!

Michael Mandiberg

"FAIL, WIN!, FTW? Three Creative Commons Case Studies"

Michael Mandiberg is known for selling all of his possessions online on Shop Mandiberg, making perfect copies of copies on AfterSherrieLevine.com, and creating Firefox plugins that highlight the real environmental costs of a global economy on TheRealCosts.com . His current projects include the co-authored groundbreaking Creative Commons licensed textbook Digital Foundations: an Intro to Media Design that teaches Bauhaus visual principles through design software, HowMuchItCosts.us, a car direction site that incorporates the financial and carbon cost of driving, and Bright Bike, a retro-reflective bicycle treehugger.com praised as “obnoxiously bright.” He is a Senior Fellow at Eyebeam, and an Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He lives in, and rides his bicycle around, Brooklyn. His work lives at Mandiberg.com Open Dork

Your project, your dime!

OpenDork provides a flexible forum for people doing strange things with electricity to show off their work in a quick, formal, but relaxed setting. It's up to YOU! Do a quick demo, brag, ask for help, show off your stuff.

OpenDork talks/demos are short (generally 5-10 minutes) and may have slides, or hardware, or both, or neither. Get interactive! Marisa Olson

"Performed Listening"

Marisa Olson's work combines performance, video, net art, sound, drawing, and installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation within pop culture, and the aesthetics of failure. Her work has recently been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, the British Film Institute, the Sundance Film Festival, and elsewhere. She's a Contributing Editor at Rhizome and Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY-Purchase.

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Thursday
Aug 20, 2009
PDXRIA
PCC Sylvania Campus

Portland Rich Internet Developers Group - PDX RIA.

This month at PDXRIA we are continuing our series of panel discussions. This month the topic is JavaScript and frameworks.

Our own Chris Phllips and Barney Boisvert have agreed to lead the discussion and tell us about their favorite frameworks and what they love about JavaScript.

Come on out and share your thoughts.

Pizza at 5:30, meeting at 6PM.

Meeting at PCC Sylvania Campus - TCB (Technology Classroom Building) Room 209

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Tuesday
Aug 25, 2009
Silicon Forest Technology and Financial Forum
through Intel Capital

The Oregon Technology Investor Tour and the Silicon Forest Forum have combined forces to create the Silicon Forest Technology and Financial Forum. This event provides a unique opportunity for the financial community to experience Oregon public and private companies, meet their management teams, and take company tours (if applicable). In addition, concurrent panel discussions on a range of technology management and sector specific issues will allow entrepreneurs and companies to gain insights into opportunities for their growth and success.

What Will You Gain by Attending: Access to executives representing the Telecom, CAE and Semiconductor Industries, Alternative Energy, Green Tech, Social Networking, Internet Security, Application Software and Medical Technology Services Exchange of critical information from companies in a unique and small group format Develop and maintain important relationships with leading-edge technology companies Cost savings by networking with company executives and peers in one general location

Cost to attend: Day 1, August 25, 2009 ($99.00) Day 2, August 26, 2009 ($99.00) Both Days ($155.00)

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PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having their first event that doesn't entirely revolve around beer or lunch. We'll have a few presentations and discussions.

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Thursday
Oct 1, 2009
Dorkbot at ON Gallery First Thursday opening
ON Gallery

Show opening: "Dorkbot at ON"

First Thursday Opening 6pm - 10pm October 1st at ON Gallery Show runs Thursday October 1st to Friday October 30th

ON Gallery welcomes projects from the Dorkbot community into the gallery for October.

A sampling of the pieces in this group show includes....

Voltage Village by Laen Electricity provides the spark of life in Voltage Village. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2304649983

Codosome Hexis by Ward Cunningham and Jim Larson Interactive Video & Ink Jet Photography

Bed (green fuse) by Collin Oldham An interactive sound-art installation http://vimeo.com/6744880

Hilbert Curve Coffee Table by Simran Gleason A coffee table made out of copper pipes in the shape of a Hilbert curve

Pink Fish by Donald Delmar Davis Pinkfish is a piece based on the idea that the etched copper on a circuit board should have a sculptural or esthetic aspect. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3275517809_310e412e8d.jpg

Virtual Windows by Donald Delmar Davis The magic window is a pair of computers with cameras. One of which is presented as a window.

Retina Tattoo Gun by bzztbomb This amazing device allows the user to imprint images on their retinas for a small period of time! http://noisybox.net/weblog/images/retinal_tattoo.gif

Maxwell by Mark Medonis A humanoid robot head, telling you about this and that.

...and a few more.

Please come enjoy what occurs at the intersection of art and technology.

ON Gallery is proud to announce that Captured by Porches Brewing Company is a sponsor for programs during September and October 2009.

About ON Gallery

ON Gallery is a Portland Oregon art gallery and project space devoted to contemporary interactive art and technology based arts. ON is curated by Benjamin Foote.

ON is part of the Everett Station Galleries

ON Gallery 321 NW 6th Ave #101 between Everett &Flanders http://ONgallery.org [email protected]

About DorkbotPDX

DorkbotPDX is a community of creative types who enjoy experimenting, finding art in technology and pushing the limits of whatever is in front of us. We meet on an regular, informal basis every other week. We welcome you to join us at our gatherings and to bring something interesting to view or ponder. Hands-on items (electrical, mechanical, digital, aural, visual, or other) are highly encouraged!

http://dorkbotpdx.org

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Wednesday
Oct 21, 2009
TiE Oregon - Demystifying the Smart Grid
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

The idea of an intelligent electricity network is being promoted by many as a way of dealing with the increasing problems of global warming, energy independence and electric grid resilience. This so called “smart grid” will create opportunities for new technologies and businesses which will emerge to satisfy the demands for improved communications, smart appliances, distributed power generation, demand response, transportation electrification and many more applications.

To help entrepreneurs and innovators in the Portland area learn more about smart grid opportunities and collaborate with others the TiE Oregon is hosting an event with industry experts and capital providers who have an interest in growing smart grid businesses.

Panelists include:

• Bill Campbell Principal at Equilibrium Capital • Bobby Kandaswamy, Investment Director, Intel Capital • Jeff Hammarlund, Adjunct Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at PSU's Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and the Executive Leadership Institute.

By attending this event you will hear about the policies shaping the smart grid movement, learn about various technology and application opportunities and meet others who are already working in the smart grid or have an idea that could turn into a new business.

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PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having it's second meeting. The content is still evolving; check the mailing list for updates.

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2009
Girls in Tech Portland Presents Katherine Durham, Vice President of Marketing, Imaging & Printing Group, Americas, Hewlett-Packard

Girls in Tech Portland Presents Katherine Durham, Vice President of Marketing, Imaging & Printing Group, Americas, Hewlett-Packard

Topic: Shifting the Digital Marketing + Technology Mindset to Harness the Power of an Integrated Approach

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009 Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Location: Souk 322 NW 6th Avenue, Suite 200 Portland, Oregon 97209

Hors d'oeuvres and wine is provided COST: $10/person (to offset cost of food/wine); at the door: $20/person Event and door prizes are sponsored by 24Notion Space is limited to 50. You must register through eventbrite: http://gitpdxdigital.eventbrite.com

For More info for our local Portland chapter, go to our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=57976769691

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Tuesday
Nov 10, 2009
National Instruments Technical Symposium
Tektronix Bldg 38

Register for the National Instruments Technical Symposium, a series of free, full-day conferences featuring the latest developments for automation, manufacturing, design, and test. With an agenda format including keynote presentations from NI experts as well as a variety of technical and hands-on sessions, the conference offers information on emerging industry trends within a valuable networking forum and product exhibition.

Highlights

  • See new product demonstrations and network with colleagues and professionals
  • Learn how industry leaders are adapting NI products to meet their specific application needs
  • Further your knowledge and maximize the use of your NI tools
  • Build your application development expertise through hands-on tutorials
  • Collaborate with exhibitors to discover product and integration solutions

Event Details: 11/10/2009 | 08:00 a.m.- 03:30 p.m. Tektronix 3025 SW Zworykin Avenue Beaverton Campus Bldg. 38 BEAVERTON, OR 97077 503-627-6924

Visit our website below to view the agenda and register today! http://sine.ni.com/nievents/app/offering/p/offeringId/517739/site/nic/country/us/lang/en

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Wednesday
Nov 11, 2009
Unfolding News
Stoel Rives LLP

News is in the news. The last few years have seen significant changes in patterns of consumption and propagation of news content. Increasingly, the influence of online search, aggregation and community sites, niche blogs, specialized classified lists, combined with the demand for measurable advertising and audience engagement is putting pressure on traditional business models. Add in the growth of mobile internet, and we have the makings of a perfect storm.
- What is the future of printed news? - Who will invest in investigative journalism? - Will micro-payments, subscriptions or pay-walls work?
- Where is the technology or platform opportunity?

Steve Woodward, CEO Nozzl Media will provide an overview of how Nozzl helps publishers, readers and advertisers with real-time, local news streams on mobile devices.

Peter Bhatia, Executive Editor, The Oregonian will join Steve for an informative and insightful discussion with TiE members and entrepreneurs.

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
Early Stage VC Investing: what can you expect in 2010?
PSU Business Accelerator

Many technology and science start-ups that require outside capital have found investor groups with open doors but closed wallets this past year. But not everyone has struck out. Come hear how two early stage new ventures have closed their Series A rounds and are well on their way with Series B rounds. Also on the panel will be two early stage VCs who have their finger on the pulse of the changing investor market and can give the inside scoop on what to expect for 2010.

RSVP to [email protected] This event is free of charge, bring a lunch if desired.

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PDX Django
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

PDX Django (a user group devoted to Django, the Python web framework) is having another meeting.

This month Joshua Drake will walk us through 10 things you can do to tune PostgreSQL for your web app. Here's his description:

  • I am a Django Developer
  • I know exactly snot about being a DBA
  • What are the 10 best bang for the buck parameters I can change to make PostgreSQL go zip and how do I decide what to change those parameters to?

Adam Lowry will warm up with a report about an experiment Brett Carter and I did using SQLAlchemy's connection pool with Django, and how it affects per-request latency.

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2009
Challenges in Securing Funding for your Healthcare IT Venture
PSU Business Accelerator

The current economic climate has limited access to capital and has left companies across the healthcare industry struggling to determine the best way to fund and fuel growth.

Our experienced panel, drawn from investors & executives with experience in Healthcare IT ventures both from a funding and entreprenuerial perspective, will address questions like: - What products, services, and technology sectors in healthcare are investors most excited about now? - What do investors want to see regarding company growth and exit strategy? - Which investors are best positioned to support my company in this current environment? - How should one approach valuation and other funding strategy discussions?

Panelists include: Bill Newman, Managing Director, NW tech ventures
Jim Plymale, CEO, Clinicient

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TiE Oregon & PSBA presents, How to Fund your Healthcare IT Venture
PSU Business Accelerator

The current economic climate has limited access to capital and has left companies across the healthcare industry struggling to determine the best way to fund and fuel growth. Our experienced panel, drawn from investors & executives with experience in Healthcare IT ventures both from a funding and entreprenuerial perspective, will address questions like:

What products, services, and technology sectors in healthcare are investors most excited about now?

What do investors want to see regarding company growth and exit strategy?

Which investors are best positioned to support my company in this current environment?

How should one approach valuation and other funding strategy discussions?

Our panelists include: William Newman - Managing Director, NW Tech Ventures Jim Plymale - CEO, Clinicient

Panel to be moderated by: John Hull - Managing Director, Marquam Hill Capital

Register at oregon.tie.org $10/$15/$25 online $10/$20/$30 onsite (student member/member/non-member)

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Tuesday
Dec 29, 2009
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

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Tuesday
Jan 5, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

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Tuesday
Jan 19, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

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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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Tuesday
Feb 9, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

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Wednesday
Feb 17, 2010
PDX Django February Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Despite missing December and January, February's PDX Django meeting looks like a great one. We have one short and one medium talk scheduled -- if you'd like to do a 5 minute or so talk on a tool, problem, or feature, why not let us know?

It's also the day before PyCon starts, so we might just chat about what looks interesting there.

The talks:

  • Dermot Maty on a problem he had with Proxy Models, and how he solved it

  • Michael Richardson will be previewing a talk he's giving at DjangoSki. Here's the summary from their talks page:

"Michael is a cofounder at Urban Airship where he spends his day working on a RESTful API to deliver notifications and in-app content to mobile devices. His talk, "RESTful APIs with Django and Piston," pulls from Urban Airship's experience and goes through creating an API in Django with Piston along with pitfalls you may experience along the way.

Michael was also the developer behind the massive Django-powered meat conglomerate bacn.com until it was sold earlier this year. Bac'n did not, sadly, have an API."

The meeting will be at 7pm at PIE, 1227 NW Davis St (directly opposite the North Face store -- look for the big brown armchairs in the window.

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Tuesday
Feb 23, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

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Friday
Feb 26, 2010
Go Portland Tech
AboutUs

Go Portland Tech is a chance for everyone involved in Portland technology to come try their hand at Go, a game that is loved by geeks the world over.

Go is both thousands of years old, simple to learn, and poses interesting computer science problems (a computer player has yet to beat the best humans, and amateurs can still beat the bots too).

Regular Portland Go club meetups are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays (see: OregonGo.org) but this is a chance for tech folks that are seasoned players or absolute beginners to get together and share a game. No experience is necessary to attend.

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Tuesday
Mar 2, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

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Friday
Mar 5, 2010
Startup Weekend
through NedSpace Old Town

Join us for the second Startup Weekend in Portland! Come with or without an idea to the weekend and spend the next 54 hours building it instead of just talking about it with a room full of your peers and mentors. 7-meals are included. Check the website for more info.

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Wednesday
Mar 10, 2010
dMob dLux: design + tech = <3
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

dMob is gettin’ dLux! This month we have an extraordinary installment of dMob for you and we are bringing together not only the design community but also the tech community. Our friends at PIE are graciously opening up their space to a fantastic night of mingling and creative activities (not to mention complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine). BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug)

So bring your fellow designers, techie neighbors, and witty repartee. Maybe we’re not so different after all?

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Tuesday
Mar 16, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

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Wednesday
Mar 17, 2010
PDX Django March Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

March's PDX Django meeting will be a bit informal.

Adam Lowry will show a little bit of Celery, the distributed task processor, which is used to easily write and run offline tasks to be run outside the web request.

In addition there will surely be discussion and beverage.

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Tuesday
Mar 30, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

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Thursday
Apr 1, 2010
Social Networks and the Enterprise Unite
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

Sponsored by TechAmerica, the Social Networks and the Enterprise Unite event will showcase how technology company leaders and employees are establishing a new set of best practices to mine, measure and apply online social networking in the technology industry. April 1 at 7:30 a.m. at Multonomah Athletic Club. TechAmerica Members $125, nonmembers $175.

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Monday
Apr 19, 2010
Mobile Monday Portland (MoMoPDX)
Backspace

Mobile Monday Portland is pleased to present a panel discussion on Mobile Financial Services moderated by Wireless Week editor in chief, Monica Alleven. The panel features Matthew Hall, vice president of business development of Vesta Corporation, and Siva Narendra, CTO of Tyfone Inc., both Portland-based mobile financial services companies. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

For more information visit: http://mopr.us/c1

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Tuesday
Apr 27, 2010
2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Session Takeaways from Attendees
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

The 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference took place April 8-10, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. Nearly 1,450 nptechies came together to learn & connect about using technology to create more social change in our jobs and in the world.

Join us for our April meetup when Portland attendees will share resources and takeaways from the sessions they attended. More details to come with specific sessions to be covered but please mark your calenders now as it will be a lively discussion with lots of tips and tricks learned from the top nonprofit technologists in the county.

In the meanwhile, you can find 2010 NTC Session Materials on Slideshare.


Friday
Apr 30, 2010
Go Portland Tech
AboutUs

Go Portland Tech is a chance for everyone involved in Portland technology to come try their hand at Go, a game that is loved by geeks the world over.

Go is both thousands of years old, simple to learn, and poses interesting computer science problems (a computer player has yet to beat the best humans, and amateurs can still beat the bots too).

Regular Portland Go club meetups are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays (see: OregonGo.org) but this is a chance for tech folks that are seasoned players or absolute beginners to get together and share a game.

No experience is necessary to attend, and there will be drinks and snacks.

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Thursday
May 6, 2010
InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

InnoTech is the region's largest business to business technology conference and expo happening May 6. Over 1500 business and technology professionals will attend this year. Special events include the NW CIO Summit, NW ISSA Security Symposium, Microsoft Technology Symposium, eMarketing Summit, Mobile Track and much more.

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Tuesday
May 11, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

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Wednesday
May 19, 2010
WebVisions 2010
through

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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TiE Oregon: Semiconductor Entrepreneurship - Opportunities & Challenges
Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

What are the challenges facing semiconductor startups in today’s environment?

Is it enough to have developed a great technology?

Historically, semiconductor startups have had massive development costs & long development cycles. A fabless semiconductor has to typically raise > $50M with a development and time to volume cycle that lasts 3-4 years or more. Has this changed in the light of current advances in technology?

Founders of semiconductor startups often come from an engineering background. What business challenges do these founders face?

Our panel, constituted of Steve Sharp, Chairman Triquint & past CEO of Triquint Semiconductor, Howard Bubb, CEO Ambric & Manpreet Khaira, CEO Avnera will address these and other important issues related to the viability of the fabless semiconductor startups in the new millennium.

The panel will be moderated by Scott Keeney, CEO & Co-founder nLight, a manufacturer of semiconductor lasers

Register online at www.oregon.tie.org Online Registration: Members: $15; Non-Members: $25 Walkin registration is $5 more for both Members & Non-Members.

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PDX Django May Meeting
PIE: Portland Incubator Experiment

Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 19th, at the usual place & time: 7pm at PIE (1227 NW Davis St). This week we'll hear from Lennon Day-Reynolds about his in-house model migration library, and from Jeff "rozwell" Kistler about fromagerie [1], his private package index reusable app. In addition, we're putting together a few lightning talks covering some of the things new in Django 1.2 [2].

So far we've got Chris McDonald on what's new in the feed class, myself on the new CSRF protection system, and Dermot Maty on Multi-DB. We've got room for a couple more, so why not add your name to the list?

Adam

[1] http://bitbucket.org/jeffkistler/fromagerie/ [2] http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/releases/1.2/

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Thursday
May 20, 2010
Webvisionary Awards
Someday Lounge

Each year, in conjunction with the conference, WebVisions honors the most visionary, daring, and curious talent on the web by awarding them with a miniature robot. We wanted to make this award show different in every way, other than the winners receiving an award part.

This year, we have a comedian for a host, a killer DJ to supply the beat, and presentation karaoke to kick it off.

An 'A-list' group of robot lovin' luminaries will judge the awards, including typography icon Roger Black, Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE Magazine and BoingBoing.net, Merlin Mann of 43folders.com, Molly Holzschlag of Molly.com, Renny Gleeson of Weiden+Kennedy, Armin Vit of UnderConsideration, Scott Porad of LOLCATS and many others.

Oh, and did we mention that WebVisions attendees get a special 2-for-1 deal? What are you waiting for? The deadline is April 15th.

The Webvisionary Awards are sponsored by WebTrends, 52 Ltd and Hot Pepper Studios.

For more information visit: http://www.webvisionaryawards.com http://www.webvisionsevent.com

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Tuesday
May 25, 2010
Macintosh User's Group
Powell's Technical Books

Join us every other Tuesday for a fun and informal meeting with like-minded Mac geeks. Bring your questions and tips to share with the group.

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Thursday
May 27, 2010
Free Job Seekers Event: Landscape Changes in the Job Market
Webtrends

As the economy begins to recover, new opportunities are encouraging both those who are currently employed and those who aren't to take a fresh look around. However, in the last 2 years, many changes have affected how companies search for top employees and how applicants should pursue desired positions. It's not enough to simply put your resume on monster.com or careerbuilder.com, job hunters must know how to use all the existing social media tools to optimize their job search reach and develop their professional network.

Attend a useful, no-nonsense SAO workshop on finding and winning jobs in the new economy job market.

You will learn: * Top 10 tips for developing and using your network on LinkedIn and beyond * Mixing old and new strategies in the new employment economy * Is traditional full time employment or freelancing the best option for you? * Target Audience: Job seekers, professionals looking to make a move in their careers, hiring managers

Panelists Sara Davey-Schmidt, Senior Account Manager, 52 Limited Jeff Miller, CEO, EdgeLink Tore Steen, VP Marketing and Business Development, JanRain

Moderated by Alex Kroman, Director of Operations, OpenSourcery

Free for members & people in transition / $10 non members Includes networking, program, light appetizers

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Friday
May 28, 2010
Go Portland Tech
AboutUs

Go Portland Tech is a chance for everyone involved in Portland technology to come try their hand at Go, a game that is loved by geeks the world over.

Go is both thousands of years old, simple to learn, and poses interesting computer science problems (a computer player has yet to beat the best humans, and amateurs can still beat the bots too).

Regular Portland Go club meetups are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays (see: OregonGo.org) but this is a chance for tech folks that are seasoned players or absolute beginners to get together and share a game.

No experience is necessary to attend, and there will be drinks and snacks.

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Wednesday
Jun 16, 2010
Open Government Meetup
OpenSourcery

A gathering of people interested in Open Government, Gov 2.0, and ways that technology may expand and improve civic engagement. All are welcome!

Examples of such initiatives include Portland's CivicApps. http://www.civicapps.org/

We're continuing the conversations from the Open Gov West conference held in Seattle in March (http://opengovwest.org/) by taking them on the road to meetups across the West Coast. Open Gov West brought together a diverse range of government folks, electeds, nonprofits, citizens, and technologists to discuss open government ideas and strategies.

Please register: http://ogwpdx061610.eventbrite.com/

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Friday
Jun 25, 2010
PDX Net2 Camp
Jupiter Hotel

About PDX Net2 Camp PDX Net2 Camp is an event focused on intersecting technology and social impact -- right here in Portland. It's a gathering for participants to learn, share insights and build sustainable collaborations in an open environment. Participant-driven topics will will explore how technology can advance...

  • Program Delivery
  • Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Advocacy
  • Community Organizing
  • and more!

Who should attend this camp? This camp is for nonprofit/ngo leaders, designers, developers, advocacy groups, fundraising professionals, communications specialists, and entrepreneurs. ...and anyone else who wants to contribute, brainstorm and discover ideas for creating social change through the use of technology.

Event Details When: Friday, June 25th, 9:30am - 3:00pm Where: DreamBOX @ the Jupiter Hotel, 800 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR Cost: Free!!!

Register at http://pdxnet2camp.eventbrite.com/

Stay Tuned for More Details... Details will be posted on PDX Net2 Camp wiki at http://pdxnet2camp.pbworks.com/.

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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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Online Community Managers PDX MeetUp
Vino Vixens

Online Community Manager PDX Group MeetUp

We discuss how to create and maintain grass-roots and business sponsored online communities with or without a face-to-face meeting component. You are encouraged to bring ideas and challenges to discuss. Be a community manager now or interested in the field.

Free - Casual space. You can purchase wine, beer, soft drinks. Snacks provided, donations welcome.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contact ideagoddess at gmail dot com for more info.

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Thursday
Aug 12, 2010
Portland Java User Group: High-Tech Block Party at Pioneer Courthouse Square
Pioneer Courthouse Square

This month's topic: High-Tech Block Party!

Java developers, architects, programmers, and enthusiasts: get ready for a real adrenaline rush. The Java Road Trip: Code to Coast tour is visiting 20 cities across the United States showcasing Oracle's commitment to everything Java. Heading up the tour are key Java technologists from Oracle, who will be demonstrating the latest Java software, engaging with Java User Group (JUG) members, and meeting with enterprise developers and consumers.

The event will be hosted from 6-9pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square

701 SW 6th Avenue (bordered by SW Yamhill, SW Morrison and SW Broadway) Portland, OR 97205.

This high-tech block party on wheels is your chance to share the spirit of innovation that is the essence of Java.


Speaker: Brent Christian

Brent Christian, a Senior Member of Technical Staff with Oracle, will be doing technology demos for the Portland event. In his 10+ years with Sun, he worked on Client Java technologies which included the AWT and Swing toolkits, as well measuring, analyzing, and improving client performance. He has spent the last few years on the JavaFX graphics team, focusing on the animation system along with performance benchmarking and analysis.


This will be quite different from the typical PJUG meeting, so who knows what to expect? :)

http://twitter.com/pjug http://pjug.org/ (to join our mailing list, see the links on the website)

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Friday
Aug 13, 2010
Seattle Geek Week
through Seattle Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Seattle Geek Week – August 13th to August 22nd, 2010 – features 10 days of events hosted by various individuals, organizations and community groups. There will be conferences, workshops, meetups and, of course, parties!

Featured events include TechStars’ opening night party on August 13th, the pii2010 (privacy identity innovation) conference on August 17th-19th and Gnomedex 10 on August 19th-21st.

While each event is independently produced, Seattle Geek Week is organized by a team of volunteers on a mission to:

• Learn from others through conferences, workshops and meetups • Support innovative people, ideas and businesses • Meet new people and have fun with friends • Experiment with what’s possible…it’s the first Seattle Geek Week, so there’s no telling what will happen!

It’s about bringing together both local residents and out-of-town visitors to celebrate creativity and build community, Seattle-style. Visit SeattleGeekWeek.com to learn more about the events taking place, and to add your own event to the program.

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Tuesday
Aug 17, 2010
Galois Tech talk: Computers As We Don’t Know Them
Galois, Inc

Computers As We Don’t Know Them Christof Teuscher, PhD

Since the beginning of modern computer science some sixty years ago, we are building computers in pretty much the same way. Silicon transistor electronics serves as a physical device, the von Neumann architecture provides a computer design model, while the abstract Turing machine concept supports the theoretical foundations. However, in recent years, unimagined computing devices have seen the light because of advances in synthetic biology, nanotechnology, material science, and neuroscience. Many of these novel devices share the following characteristics: (1) they are made up from massive numbers of simple, stochastic components which (2) are embedded in 2D or 3D space in some disordered way. A grand challenge in consists in developing computing paradigms, design methodologies, formal frameworks, architectures, and tools that allow to reliably compute and efficiently solve problems with such devices. In this talk, I will outline my visionary and long-term research efforts to address the grand challenge of building, organizing, and programming future computing machines. First, I will review exemplary future and emerging computing devices and highlight the particular challenges that arise for performing computations them. I will then delineate potential solutions on how these challenges might be addressed. Self-assembled nano-scale cellular automata (CAs) and random boolean networks (RBNs) will serve as a simple showcase. I will also present the efforts underway to self-assemble massive-scale nanowire-based interconnect fabrics for spatial computers and what the challenges are in terms of computations and communication in such a non-classical system.

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pii2010 - privacy identity innovation
through Seattle Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Taking place August 17-19 in Seattle during Seattle Geek Week, pii2010 will explore the future of digital privacy, identity and innovation, and how to strike a balance between protecting sensitive information and enabling new technologies and business models.

Hosted by technology analyst Larry Magid, it's an all-hands-on-deck conference where industry executives, technologists, consumer advocates, policy experts and other stakeholders will come together as a group to examine critical issues like:

How emerging technologies & business models are impacting the way data is created, shared and aggregated

Effective approaches for building online trust with users Ways in which user preferences and social norms are shifting

Changes in the regulatory landscape, in the U.S. and internationally

The role of anonymity and the future of reputation management on the Web

The latest developments in user-centric identity management

In addition, pii2010 will serve as the official launch pad for pii Labs, an open forum for brainstorming and collaborating where you will have an opportunity to share your ideas and projects with other participants.

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Online Community Managers PDX MeetUp
Vino Vixens

We discuss Community creating, maintenance, management issues and solutions. Tell stories, ask for advice, etc.

Details:

Drinks: Vino Vixens sells wine by the bottle or glass and also have beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Food: I usually pick up some snacks from TJ's (donation not required but happily accepted). You can also bring (commercially prepared) something to share as well.

WiFi: Yes

Please RSVP to:

Ann Marcus [email protected]

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Thursday
Aug 19, 2010
Startup Bootcamp at pii Labs
Seattle Space Needle

Join us at Seattle's famous Space Needle on August 19th for pii Lab's Startup Bootcamp!

A special workshop designed specifically for entrepreneurs, product developers and marketing professionals at tech startups, pii Labs is an open forum for learning and collaborating that will take place immediately after the pii2010 - privacy identity innovation conference that is being held August 17-19 at the the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

The Startup Bootcamp at pii Labs will offer you the opportunity to ask questions (and get answers!) from leading consumer privacy experts in an interactive setting where you help set the agenda. There are no talking heads or stale presentations -- only practical advice and best practices that you can put to good use.

Discussion topics include:

Privacy by Design -- How can you develop products with privacy "baked in" to the design process?

Rethinking Notice and Choice: Next-Generation

Privacy -- Creating effective policies is important, but what's next? How can innovation improve data privacy and security practices to build trust with users?

Privacy Rights and Wrongs: What You Need to Know -- How can your business use information in light of privacy regulations and laws? What are the pitfalls to avoid, and the opportunities you can seize?

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Wednesday
Sep 15, 2010
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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Wednesday
Sep 22, 2010
Technology Showcase presented by Northwest Computer Support
Microsoft Portland

Northwest Computer Support is expanding into the Portland area and as part of our launch we are hosting a Technology Showcase Event.

This event will allow you the opportunity to meet with industry leading vendors face to face and discuss ways to improve your business process’s through emerging technologies.

Additionally, there will be informal discussion scheduled throughout the day, presented in a classroom style setting, by industry experts from several of our sponsor vendors.

At the end of the day we will be announcing the winner of the $50,000 Extreme Technology Makeover! As well as additional prize giveaways throughout the day.

To apply for the Extreme Technology Makeover go to the link provided: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/portlandextremetechmakeover

If you are an IT Manager or a small business owner with a server based network, you do not want to miss this event!!

This is a free event and lunch will be provided.

Microsoft Corporation 10260 SW Greenburg Road Lincoln Tower Suite 600 Portland, Oregon 97223

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Thursday
Oct 7, 2010
OpenGovWest - PDX
OpenSourcery

A gathering of people in the Portland area interested in Open Government, Gov 2.0, and ways that technology may expand and improve civic engagement. All are welcome!

Meet and compare notes with others interested in open government. Sarah Schacht, Director of Knowledge as Power, will speak on international standards for sharing government documents in a computer-readable format and the movement to get government documents speaking in the same tagged language.

This is a 21+ event, with free wine, beer, and appetizers for attendees.

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Thursday
Oct 21, 2010
Online Community Managers PDX MeetUp
Hopworks Urban Brewery

Current or aspiring managers of Online Communities are invited to join us for a discussion of the "art" and the "science" of what it takes to get online communities started and keep them going--logistically, technically, philosophically. We tend to concentrate on business / enterprise communities, technology communities, and other such "Communities of Practice" where members get together around a common paradigm and similar objectives.

This is the first time at this new venue...so we're trying it out. We hope to have a "Mezzanine-level" table at HopWorks...

See you there! Ann Marcus Group Organizer

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Online Community Managers PDX MeetUp
Hopworks Urban Brewery

Current or aspiring managers of Online Communities are invited to join us for a discussion of the "art" and the "science" of what it takes to get online communities started and keep them going--logistically, technically, philosophically. We tend to concentrate on business / enterprise communities, technology communities, and other such "Communities of Practice" where members get together around a common paradigm and similar objectives. If collaboration is of interest to you...we'd like to include you.

This is the first time at this new venue...so we're trying it out. We hope to have a "Mezzanine-level" table at HopWorks...Please RSVP to ideagoddess at gmail dot com.

See you there! (Look for a red balloon!) Ann Marcus Group Organizer

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Tuesday
Jan 11, 2011
Easy Street Online Services: New Data Center Open House and Technology Tour
EasyStreet Online Services

EasyStreet is proud to announce our new data center has been finished on schedule and the first customers are ready to move in. Please accept our invitation to see the data center and the unique energy-saving technologies we've employed before it is closed to the public.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. 9610 SW Sunshine Ct. (Across from our main offices) Beaverton, OR 97005

Local dignitaries will be on hand to help launch this new data center, which is an archetype for sustainable IT in Oregon. Scheduled speakers include:

• Denny Doyle, Mayor, City of Beaverton • Jim Piro, CEO, Portland General Electric • Bob Repine, Director, Oregon Department of Energy

We hope you will join us and will invite others who have an interest in the latest IT technologies and/or sustainable practices.

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Tuesday
Jan 25, 2011
PDXTech4Good January Meetup
Mercy Corps Action Center

What online tools do you or your organization use to most effectively achieve its mission? Constant Contact or MailChimp for bulk e-mail? Picknik or Aviary for photo editing needs? Ash Shepherd of NPower NW will delve into a myriad of tools available for collaboration, bulk e-mail, media editing, and the "tools you never knew you needed...but you do". Join in the conversation and come prepared to share your own gems as Ash facilitates the discussion around online tools for nonprofits. We'd love to have your input!

Foster and Dobbs will provide delicious snacks and beverages.

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Thursday
Apr 21, 2011
InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo

We Invite you to Attend InnoTech Oregon Keynote Luncheon & More

InnoTech – The Region’s Largest Technology Innovation Conference & Expo Presented by ViaWest & Software Association of Oregon Thursday, April 21, Oregon Convention Center www.innotechoregon.com for registration and details Cost is only $40 for keynote luncheon, full day of conference sessions reception and more InnoTech Keynote Luncheon presented as the SAO Fireside Chat

Hi-Tech, Hamburgers & CHIPS-Stories of Applied Innovation by NW Business Leaders 11:30am – 1:00pm, Portland Ballroom 253 Jeff Harvey, President and CEO, Burgerville Nancy Phillips, Co-Founder, Director, COO, ViaWest Eric Dishman, Intel Fellow and Director of Health Innovation, Intel Architecture Group Moderated by Gerald Baugh, Portland Development Commission

(This registration does NOT include NW CIO Summit, eMarketing Summit or NW ISSA Security Summit. Extra registration fee is required)

This year includes an impressive line-up of national and local speakers and exhibitors (all soon posted on the www.innotechoregon.com website...check it out!)

Here are a few of the InnoTech conference tracks & special events (ALL great reasons to take part in InnoTech): - Cloud computing & Virtualization - Mobile Devices & Applications - Microsoft Technology Symposium & Partner Pavilion - Women in Technology Panel - Innovation, Software, Startup topics and much more - InnoTech Happy 45-Minutes (the perfect place to mingle over complimentary beverages and exhibits) - And more!

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SoMe - Social Media Awards
Fez Ballroom

Third annual awards show on April 21 will honor innovative social media projects, apps, agencies and campaigns

April 14, 2011 (Portland, Oregon) – Acclaimed Hollywood actor, producer and director Daniel Baldwin will be emceeing the 2011 SoMe Awards, recognizing the top social media campaigns from 2010 produced regionally and nationally.

Daniel Baldwin, recently relocated to Portland, will bring his wit and humor to the stage, introducing the 2011 SoMe Award winners during a lively ceremony at the Fez Ballroom.

The awards will be presented at The Fez Ballroom in downtown Portland on April 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door and the price of admission includes appetizers and a beverage. The awards show follows the all-day eMarketing Summit at the Innotech Conference and Summit attendees will automatically receive a ticket to the show.

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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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Friday
May 13, 2011
Open Gov West '11
through Jupiter Hotel & Bossanova Ballroom

CONFERENCE Open Gov West 2011 is a two-day nonprofit conference being held at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland May 13-14, 2011. OGW '11 is designed to bring the Northwest region together to explore opportunities to open government, increase civic engagement, and coordinate projects across governments. Now is the time to move from old models and technology to finding innovative, cost efficient, and transparent methods for accomplishing government’s core missions.The conference exposes attendees to new ideas, technologies, practices, and partnerships. The conference’s goal is to help your organization build relationships and gain insights which help you build a more transparent, engaged government.

APPS CONTEST The conference also includes an app development contest on Day Two, May 14. Developers entering the Open Gov West Cross-Gov Apps Contest have the opportunity to transform government data into useful information accessible to the masses—and to win prizes like iPads, marketing assistance, and technology prize packs. Governments from across the Pacific Northwest will send representatives from their own data.gov sites to offer developers advice and support, making this a unique opportunity for developers to interact directly with government data providers while building the applications.

The competition will run in the style of a code-a-thon, in which development begins Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. with a 7 p.m. deadline, with winners announced that evening. Sponsor Tropo will be providing $1,000 in developer scholarships and free development kits for participants. Developers are encouraged to purchase a ticket through Open Gov West or apply for developer scholarships. For more information: http://www.opengovwest.org/events/conference/opengovwest-11/1304-2/

For more information, please visit opengovwest.org. To register, please visit opengovwest.eventbrite.com.

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Thursday
May 19, 2011
Education Road Show: Explore a Career in Tech (PCC)
Portland Community College - Sylvania Campus - ST Building - Room 107

Presented by the Developers Forum and area universities

Do you know a young person who is interested in exploring a technology-related career?

The open discussion is a free event designed for high school and university students and their parents who want to learn more about technology careers and the educational paths available to enter the field.

Recent graduates of each university's technology programs will join a panel of industry professionals to explore career paths in tech. They’ll speak to subjects including how they got interested in technology, what their educational journey has been like, what their career aspirations are and a view into "a day in the life”.

Bring your tough questions! You get twenty minutes of open audience Q&A and oaths from our presenters to tell nothing but the truth.

Industry Panelists

PCC Alumni Ida Jones, Computing Technology Specialist, PCC PCC Alumni Dave Johnson, President/CEO, Netropole PCC Alumni Darryl Rebmann, Intel/Fountain Group Contractor

Chris Brooks, VP of Technology, WebMD Scott Thompson, Global IT Director, CH2M HIll Sarah Wilson, Technical Product Manager, Tripwire Moderator: John Gasper Dir, Application Engineering, Thomson Reuters

Free to attend

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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
May 26, 2011
Education Road Show: Explore a Career in Tech (PSU)
Portland State University - School of Business SBA 450

resented by the Developers Forum and area universities.

Do you know a young person who is interested in exploring a technology-related career?

The open discussion is a free event designed for high school and university students and their parents who want to learn more about technology careers and the educational paths available to enter the field.

Recent graduates of each university's technology programs will join a panel of industry professionals to explore career paths in tech. They’ll speak to subjects including how they got interested in technology, what their educational journey has been like, what their career aspirations are and a view into "a day in the life”.

Bring your tough questions! You get twenty minutes of open audience Q&A and oaths from our presenters to tell nothing but the truth.

Industry Panelists

PSU Alumni Steven Carnegie, Chief Information Officer, AirAdvice PSU Alumni Holly Rasmussen, Sr. Applications Developer, US Bank Chris Brooks, VP of Technology, WebMD Sarah Wilson, Technical Product Manager, Tripwire Moderator: John Gasper Dir, Application Engineering, Thomson Reuters

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Friday
Jun 3, 2011
(Friday) Galois Tech talk: Building an Open-Source Autonomous Quad-Copter
Galois, Inc

Presented by Nicholas Begley, Dave Dung Anh, James Heilinger, Alec Rasmussen, and Mark Theuson.

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's an open-source autonomous quad-copter. In collaboration with the Portland State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Galois mentored a Spring semester Senior Capstone Project to build an ArduCopter. The ArduCopter is based on the Arduino open-source hardware platform, and includes infrared sensors (collision avoidance), sonar and barometer (altitude hold), GPS (location), magnetometer (direction), and gyro (stabilization). This talk will include a description of the ArduCopter and it's operation, including the trials and tribulations of building and testing one. Of course, the talk will include cool videos.

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Tuesday
Jun 14, 2011
2011 USENIX Federated Conferences Week (FCW '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Back for 2011, USENIX is combining established conferences and new workshops into one week chock full of research, training, and information.

The USENIX Federated Conferences Week offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into a variety of "hot" topics, while the joint lunches, breaks, and evening events provide unparalleled networking possibilities.

USENIX is again making it easy to customize your program to meet your needs. Your daily registration gets you into all the events happening that day. Plus, registration packages offer expanded discounts: the more days you attend, the more you save!

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3rd Workshop on I/O Virtualization (WIOV '11)
Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, on June 14, 2011, for the 3rd Workshop on I/O Virtualization. Virtualization technology has grown beyond server systems to include desktops, notebooks, and even mobile devices. The rich settings in which virtualized systems are used range from cloud computing infrastructures requiring access to high-end I/O devices like GPUs and networks to the many devices present in embedded and mobile systems. While I/O systems have a long history of using abstraction to shield applications from the intricacies of devices and storage systems, the WIOV '11 workshop's focus is on the interplay of I/O with virtualization and cloud technologies. Our goal is to provide a forum to discuss the impact and challenges of I/O virtualization along multiple dimensions.

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3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, June 14–15, 2011, for the 3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing. HotCloud brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working on cloud computing technologies. Cloud computing has evolved over the years from a basic IT infrastructure (data centers) to platform as a service (PaaS), and it includes both software as a service (SaaS) and enabling services to be deployed on a hosted infrastructure (IaaS). We believe that cloud computing will benefit from close interaction between researchers and industry practitioners, so that the research can inform current deployments and deployment challenges can inform new research. In support of this, HotCloud will provide a forum for both academics and practitioners to share their experience, leverage each other's perspectives, and identify new/emerging "hot" trends in this important area.

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Wednesday
Jun 15, 2011
2011 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC '11)
through Portland Marriott (Downtown)

Join us in Portland, OR, June 15–17, 2011, for the 2011 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. USENIX ATC '11 will again bring together leading systems researchers for cutting-edge systems research and unlimited opportunities to gain insight into a variety of must-know topics, including virtualization, system administration, cloud computing, security, and networking.

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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 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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Thursday
Sep 1, 2011
DorkbotPDX group show - SUSPENSION/DIS/CONNECTION
Styloid Process

--~~== DORKBOT PDX GROUP SHOW 2011 ==~~--

http://dorkbotpdx.org/2011+connection+suspension

Dorkbot PDX and Styloid Process are proud to present a collection of 11 works by local artists doing strange things with electricity:

Where: Styloid Process Gallery - 625 NW Everett Street No. 109 (map) When: Opening First Thursday, September 1st, 2011, 6-10pm

The event is free and open to the public. Beverages (donation suggested) will be provided.

Exhibits

Works include (please see the official page for detail):

: Wall Disruption (Ross Young) : Handmade Microphones: Audio Bricolage (Philip Graham) : Alcohol Swells (Jesse Mejia) : Augmented Reality Booth (Libbey White) : Fatal Machine (Jason Plumb) : Uno the Integer (Ward Cunningham) : Conversation Piece (Cameron Adamez) : Creeper (Donald Delmar Davis) : E-Textile Projects (Cat Poole) : Calling Response (Michael Bunsen) : Maxwell (Mark Medonis)

Connection:

: causal, logical, or contextual relation, sequence, or association : a relation of personal intimacy : coherence, continuity : something that connects/communicates : link/transport : a source of contraband (as illegal drugs)

Suspension:

: the state of being hung : temporary removal (as from office or privileges) : temporary withholding (as of belief or decision) : temporary revocation of a law or rule : a carried-over musical tone which results in momentary dissonance : stoppage of payment of business obligations : a rhetorical device whereby the principal idea is deferred to the end of a sentence or longer unit

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Tuesday
Sep 6, 2011
DjangoCon US 2011
through Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

DjangoCon US is the premier event for users and developers of the most popular Python web framework in the world. Three days of talks, followed by two (or more!) days of sprinting. What more could a web geek want?

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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2011
Learning Technology Meetup

We enjoy talking about elearning design & development and meeting our peers in the PDX elearning community.

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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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Thursday
Sep 29, 2011
PDX-UX Meeting - UX & UI designers and developers user group
Thetus Corporation

Who doesn’t love to be part of something new? Join us for the very first meeting of the PDX-UX user group! This month, we’ll have three to four demos from local companies showcasing the latest techniques in UX and UI development and design. We will provide free food, drinks, networking and discussions.

Who: Anyone interested in discussing or showcasing cutting-edge user interface and user experience development and design. We’d also love to meet some exciting and motivated potential employees, so feel free to invite your talented designer and developer friends!

When: Thursday, September 29th Food and networking at 5:30 Demos start at 6:00 and will wrap up before 7:00

Where: Thetus Corporation 34 NW 1st Avenue (corner of 1st and Couch) 3rd floor Portland, OR 97209

---Google Group--- We’ll be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month in the same location--if you’d like to join and/or you're interested in getting updates for future meetings, join our PDX-UX Google Group! http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-ux?hl=en

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Friday
Oct 7, 2011
WhereCampPDX 4 Opening Party
Collective Agency Downtown

We're kicking things off with a party at Collective Agency in Old Town! Join us for an evening of geographically-inclined conversation, snacks, and activities.

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Wednesday
Oct 12, 2011
Learning Technology Meetup

We enjoy talking about elearning design & development and meeting our peers in the PDX elearning community.

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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
Nov 9, 2011
Learning Technology Meetup

We enjoy talking about elearning design & development and meeting our peers in the PDX elearning community.

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Dec 14, 2011
Learning Technology Meetup

We enjoy talking about elearning design & development and meeting our peers in the PDX elearning community.

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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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PDX-UX User Group January Meeting
Thetus Corporation

January’s meeting will be devoted to UX Wireframing tools.

Damon Eckhoff will be presenting on OmniGraffle Josh Marinacci will be presenting on Leonardo Sketch

We have one more presentation slot available and we’re hoping to find someone who can talk about Axure. If you or someone you know uses this tool and can demo it for 15-20 minutes, please let us know. We’re open to including other tools as well!

Food, Beer and Networking 5:30-6:00 Presentations: 6:00-7:30 or so

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Sunday
Feb 19, 2012
Instructional Technology Strategies Conference
through Sheraton Portland Airport

OETC would like to invite you to attend our annual Instructional Technology Strategies Conference.

The Instructional Technology Strategies Conference is an opportunity for educators to think, explore, and develop strategies to enhance student achievement through the effective use of technology.

The subject is technology in the classroom, but the focus is on you. ITSC is specifically designed to be an active learning conference. Participants come away from ITSC not with a high level overview, but specific strategies and increased opportunities for education-related connections. Whether you are a teacher looking to improve K-20 classroom instruction or an administrator looking to support technology in your school or district, you will come away from ITSC with solutions that can be implemented right away.

Balancing tradition with 21st century innovation. We held on to the values that past attendees covet (active learning time in three-hour workshops, 90-minute sessions, two thought provoking keynotes, two vendor expert sessions, four quality meals and exhibit halls) and at the same time have added innovative opportunities (Unconference, Soiree of Slides, Schedule App that publishes in all platforms at once) to play and/or dive deep into the education questions that consume us.

If you want to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic professional development then our conference is the right opportunity for you!

Please join us by registering at goo.gl/eiklr.

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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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Friday
Apr 13, 2012
Agilepalooza Portland
Sheraton Portland Airport

AgilePalooza is a community event that brings together internationally recognized agile coaches and trainers with local software professionals. Attendees will learn about advancing agile methods through workshops and collaborative sessions.

Use promo code V1Save50-C for 50% off. Only $35!

Speakers include: Dr. Ahmed Sidky has a Ph.D. in value–based process frameworks for effective agile adoption. Ahmed’s work has gained popularity and respect in the agile community as a pragmatic approach for organizations of all sizes attempting to adopt agile. Diana Larsen Drawing on 15+ years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana is a pragmatic agile consultant with FutureWorks. Diana leads system-wide groups in collaborative thinking and planning, as well as guiding teams through project kick-offs, chartering and retrospectives. Dave Sharrock drives change within technology-driven organizations through the introduction of agile product development practices, using agile frameworks such as Scrum. And more!!

For $69, attendees receive a full day of agile learning, lunch and the opportunity to participate in one of two tracks: Practicing Agile and Planning Agile. The Practicing Agile track is geared toward those interested in agile fundamentals and engineering practices and the Planning Agile track is for those planning and managing multiple teams and projects.

Go here to learn more and register: http://www.agilepalooza.com/Portland2012/default.asp

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Tuesday
Apr 17, 2012
CTO & Engineering Executive Forum: Adapting Manufacturing Principles to Engineering Projects
Paragon Restaurant and Bar

“Value Stream” is a term that originated with Lean Manufacturing meaning to analyze and design the flow of materials and information required to bring a product or service to a consumer. The whole idea is to drive out waste, deliver fast, build quality in, and engage all of the people involved in the value stream so that great products emerge. Urban Airship has had a lot of success with Kanban and Kaizen…

So wrote Mike Herrick, VP Engineering at Urban Airship in Portland. Coming from both an engineering and operations background myself, this caught my attention – the idea of using manufacturing principles to streamline and accelerate product development and deployment is intriguing.

Engineering Executives must assure that the flow continues all the way from blue-sky concept through development, productization, release to manufacturing, scale-up and support – often to a world-wide market. We’ve invited Mike to join us to kick-off our round-table CTO Forum discussions in April with a few anecdotes and reflections on what they’re doing and what they’ve learned.

Please join us for this opportunity to exchange ideas and real-life experiences with your industry peers.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Where: TBD, Portland, OR Fees: $95 Members, $120 Nonmembers To Register: TechAmerica Oregon, 503-624-4871

Thank you Marger Johnson & McCollom PC for sponsoring!

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Thursday
Apr 19, 2012
Naked Tech Series | Session 1 - Building Success Into Your Products
NedSpace

Join us this Thursday for the first in a series of panels exposing the realities companies face when working with tech teams, and how to avoid lukewarm developers, contract traps, and product nightmares. We're excited to announce this month's line up of guests to help us kick things off. Be sure to stick around for some great networking afterwards. If you can't join us downtown, jump into the chat room on Livestream during the event for some virtual networking or to ask your questions.

Naked Tech is designed for business leaders, technology professionals and students interested in becoming better prepared to work in and with the tech industry. Help us spread the word about this exciting new series!

Session 1 Featured Guests

-Skip Newberry, President, Software Association of Oregon

-David Childers, Principal, CP Kinder Investments

-Timothy Crippen, Business and Corporate Law, Kivel & Howard

-Eileen Boerger, President, CorSource Technology Group

-Jordan Hamad, CEO, Chairseven Creative Agency

(Free Admission - Please RSVP at http://www.nakedtechseries.com)

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Tuesday
Apr 24, 2012
Internet Marketing Conference in Portland, OR
The Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center

Are you in Portland? Do you own a business or work in marketing? This is THE event you don’t want to miss. Three Internet marketing experts will show you how to drive thousands of qualified buyers to your site and dramatically increase your sales.

Check out the program:

How to Rank Your Website #1 on Google What you’ll learn:

  • The 3-Step Process to Find Profitable Keywords
  • How to Optimize Your Entire Website in Less than 2 Hours with a FREE Tool
  • The Most Effective Way to Use Keywords in Blog Posts to Rank for Hundreds of Keywords
  • 7 Simple Tactics to Get Thousands of High-Quality Links

Presenter: Zeke Camusio Zeke is a serial entrepreneur, author of The Internet Marketing Bible and CEO of The Outsourcing Company, one of the fastest-growing Internet marketing agencies in the country.

Bootstrapping Your Business: Building Your Brand on a Budget What you’ll learn:

  • How to Build a Professional Website for an Amateur Price
  • 10 Outsourcing and Crowdsourcing Tools and Techniques that Will Save You Thousands of Dollars
  • 6 Landing Page Optimization Techniques that Your Competitors Wish They Knew
  • The Golden Rules Non-Technical People Need to Know to Ensure that Designers and Developers Take Them Seriously

Presenter: Salar Salashoor Salar has been involved in several startup teams in Seattle. He moved to Portland in 2011 to start TurnClick, an online branding agency. Salar is a Google AdWords and Brand Management expert.

Social Media Marketing: How to Get Thousands of Followers on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook What you’ll learn:

  • How to Get Qualified Twitter Followers in Only 5 Minutes a Day
  • 3 Free Social Media Tools that Will Blow Your Mind
  • 5 Ways to Get Thousands of Facebook Fans

Presenter: Thubten Comerford Thubten is the CEO of WePostMedia, a social media agency based in Portland with clients all over the world.

Event Information

Where? The Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center. 721 NW 9th Ave., Portland, OR 97209. Here’s a picture of the venue:

When? Tuesday, April 24th between 6pm and 8pm We’ll have time for networking, so be ready to meet some of the coolest people in town!

The catering will be provided by Hot Lips Pizza (pizza, beer and non-alcoholic beverages)

Cost: $19 until 4/6, $25 until 4/23 and $50 at the door

We’ll donate all the profits to a charity of your choice. At the event we’ll have a drawing and the winner will choose the charity the funds will be donated to.

Register here: http://internet-marketing-portland.eventbrite.com/

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Thursday
May 3, 2012
InnoTech Oregon
Oregon Convention Center

Coming May 3rd, the 9th Annual InnoTech Oregon offers a unique opportunity for business and technology leaders to educate themselves about current trends and discover new, successful, innovative best practices. InnoTech focuses on the innovative uses of both mainstream and locally developed technologies to grow and enhance your business operations. More information is available at www.innotechoregon.com.

InnoTech is also hosting the NW CIO Summit & IT Executive of the Year Awards, NW ISSA Security Conference and the eMarketing Summit. See you there!

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Wednesday
May 16, 2012
WebVisions Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/) explores the future of Web and mobile design, technology, user experience and business strategy. Speakers include Jeff White of ILM, Nathan Shedroff (author of Make it So), Crystal Beasley of Mozilla, Ross Mayfield of Slideshare, Anant Anthale of American Express, Thea Boodhoo of AKQA and others.

Register by March 30th for the Early Bird rates.

» Register online

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Thursday
May 17, 2012
PDX.UX May Meeting
Thetus Corporation

We’re back from a quick restructuring period. This month’s meeting we’d like to hear from y’all! We’re looking for three to four presenters who are interested in showcasing their latest project. Show us your work and get feedback and discussion from the audience. Whether it's a design for an upcoming project or a post-mortem on something you've just launched, we’d love to hear from you. As usual we’ll provide snacks, drinks, networking and discussions.

Who: Anyone interested in discussing or showcasing their newest user interface and user experience development and design projects.

When: Thursday, May 17th Snacks, drinks and networking at 5:30 Demos start at 6:00 and will wrap up by 7:00ish

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Thursday
Jun 7, 2012
DemocracyLab First Thursday Event
PREM Group

On June 7th, check out Portland’s First Thursday scene and stop by DemocracyLab’s summer soiree, hosted by our friends at PREM Group. Come meet our board and staff members and learn more about our new online community engagement tool. For a small donation at the door ($5 suggested), you can enjoy food, libations and music to your heart’s content.

Click here to RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

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Saturday
Jun 9, 2012
ThoughtLandia!
through Ace Hotel

Looking for a new job opportunity? Help keep ThoughtWorks weird!

Join us June 9th and 10th for a 2 day hiring event!

Polyglot programmers, QA's, Interaction and UX Designers join ThoughtWorks June 9th and 10th for your chance to be the next generation of ThoughtLeaders. If you are interested in meeting us, but don't see your exact title here, we would still love to speak with you!

Saturday, June 9th: 9am interactive sessions about what it's like to be a ThoughtWorker. We'll also discuss the work and patterns that have emerged from the Technology Radar created by luminaries here at ThoughtWorks.

12:30pm: Jeff Wishie, our Director of ThoughtWorks' Social Impact Program . Jeff, who is hot off his latest trip to East Africa, will be sharing our company's experiences and endeavors towards creating socially-meaningful software. Specifically, he'll describe the efforts we're making with mission-driven clients like UNICEF, Democracy Now!, and the Grameen Foundaiton.

1:30pm: After lunch, come check out our Open Source Code jam - and for good reason, because for every person that commits code during this session, ThoughtWorks will make a donation to Free Geek Portland! This is the chance to meet up and learn from fellow geeks as well as get your hands dirty in some code for a good cause.

Not technical or interested in code jamming? No worries - we'll still be hosting talks from different ThoughtWorkers and doing interviews throughout the afternoon. We're eager to hear your story and to share ours with you. Come join us and hear what the ThoughtWorks revolution is all about!

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Thursday
Jun 21, 2012
Gaming for Social Good
Collective Agency Downtown

As the use of video games becomes more pervasive--think Angry Birds to Farmville to Wii Fitness--it becomes useful to consider their wider impact on our lives. Are they merely useful for entertainment, or can games help create change through creativity, imagination and play? Can games be valuable for mission-based groups like non-profits, NGOs and community organizations? How can game development connect students to real-world problems?

We’ll kick off the evening with a panel discussion including speakers at the intersection of gaming and game development for education, non-profit enablement and youth outreach. Our panelists will explore how gaming and the creation of games can positively impact our local communities and wider world mission-based efforts. Following audience Q&A, everyone is welcome to continue the discussion over networking, food and soft drinks.

Join us to discuss how creating games and game development can benefit the social good!

What: Meetup and Panel Roundtable
When: Thursday, June 21st 6-9pm
Where: Collective Agency, 322 NW Sixth Ave (between Everett and Flanders)
Who: Game Developers and Designers, Creatives, Educators, Non-Profits, Programmers, Entrepreneurs, Businesses

Please RSVP through Eventbrite http://gaming4good.eventbrite.com/ or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/189704944489416/


Moderator

Erik Wecks, Author of How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any and contributor to GeekDad on Wired.com

Panelists

Keld Bangsberg, Academic Department Director at the Art Institute of Portland including Game Art & Design, Media Arts & Animation, Visual & Game Programming, and Design Visualization.

Chris Brooks, VP of Technology at WebMD and Director at TechStart Education Foundation, which hosts the Oregon Game Project Challenge.

Scott Crabtree, HappyBrainScience. Video game designer, producer, and entrepreneur with over 10 years of professional experience managing the development of video games and has published games on PCs, consoles and the iPhone.

Jason Galbraith, Robotics and Programming Instructor at Sunset High School, Saturday Academy Instructor and coach for the Oregon Game Project Challenge.

Brian Jamison, founder of OpenSourcery, which specializes in Drupal for non-profits and hosts Donor Rally (http://donorrally.com), a free social fundraising game that has helped non-profits raise nearly a million dollars online.

About the Hosts:

PDXTech4Good People and technology creating social good.

Social changemakers and technological forerunners come together at PDXTech4Good events to mix, swap stories, share ideas, build new relationships, and reinforce the online communities of NetSquared and the NTEN 501 Tech Clubs. This group is organized/supported by volunteer efforts and open to all to attend.

Pixel Arts A social entrepreneurship that empowers groups to address social and economic issues through video games. We support innovative collaborations for social good through game development, education, entrepreneurship and community building.

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday
Oct 17, 2012
TAO QA & DEV Forum Event: Mobile Development and Testing in the Real World
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

QA and Dev Forum Event: Mobile Development and Testing in the Real World

Over the past few years the number of mobile applications has exploded. What started as a way to deliver phone-based games and utilities has become a means to extend the functionality of phones and similar mobile devices. Corporations are now leveraging these applications to extend their products and services, retailers are deploying them as mobile point of sale devices and new companies, products and services are forming to deliver offerings in the mobile application space.

On Wednesday evening, October 17, the Development and Quality Assurance forums at the Technology Association of Oregon are presenting a panel discussion on building and testing mobile applications. Whether you’re currently building mobile applications, are planning to build them or just curious about building them, this discussion is intended to provide lessons learned from real-world experiences. The panel members represent mobile application development and testing in a variety of domains from extending corporate websites to back-end transaction processing to apps for sale on the market places.

Click Here for more information and to Register.

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

Presented by Becky Straus.

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

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Wednesday
Jan 2, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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Wednesday
Jan 9, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CorSource

CorSource is a proud partner of the PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up Group. CorSource offers strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. Located in SW Portland, their doors will be open to the PDX tech community.

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Wednesday
Jan 16, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
AltSource

AltSource is a driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. Located in SE Portland, AltSource will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Wednesday
Jan 23, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
New Relic

New Relic helps developers pinpoint and solve performance issues in Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP and Python apps with real user, application and server monitoring. Based in SW Portland, New Relic will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Wednesday
Jan 30, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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Wednesday
Feb 6, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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Thursday
Feb 7, 2013
Innovation in Motion: Hey, What’s the Big Data?
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

How Business Intelligence is determining design, development, and marketing decisions.

• Learn how humanizing data will help maintain a competitive advantage. • Find out why big data isn’t just for big companies. • Hear case studies of companies who are successfully interpreting data to predict the needs of their customers, increase purchases and save money. • Listen to thought leaders and get ahead of the big data wave.

Panelists Include: 1. Hillary Ervin, Marketing at Tripwire 2. David Steinberg, CEO of The Steinberg Group

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Technology Association of Oregon Marketing Forum: Hey, What's the Big Data?
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Hey, What’s the Big Data? How business intelligence is determining design, development, and marketing decisions

It’s time to say goodbye to old school analytics, and hello to big data. Big data involves huge data sets, coming in at different speeds, from all directions. Everyday, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data online. All that data (a quintillion has 30 zeros) comes from social media, digital pictures, purchase transactions, and elsewhere on the web. This kind of data sinks traditional database systems. To analyze the data, we need fancier systems. That’s why IBM Watson won Jeopardy, but Siri continues to drive us crazy with her analytical shortcomings.

Predictive analytics can figure out how to land on Mars, but it cannot predict who will buy a Mars bar. What gives? Luckily, marketing automation tools from companies like Eloqua and Marketo are changing the game.

Join us for a dive into the sea of data. This panel examines how understanding and working with data will optimize business actions in real time.

You will: •Learn how humanizing data will help maintain a competitive advantage •Find out why big data isn’t just for big companies •Hear case studies of companies who are successfully interpreting data to predict the needs of their customers, increase purchases and save money •Listen to thought leaders and get ahead of the big data wave

Panelists Include: •Hillary Ervin, Marketing at Tripwire, Inc. •David Steinberg, CEO at The Steinberg Group •Bob Newell, Director at Information Builders (In from New York) •Mike Smitheman, VP of Marketing at GoodData (In from San Francisco)

Event Details: When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 Where: CrowdCompass Office (in the Ford Building), 2505 SE 11th Ave., #300, Portlan, OR
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM Cost: $5.00 Members and Nonmembers Register: TAO - 503-624-5452

Series Sponsor: Adobe Systems CrowdCompass/CVENT

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Wednesday
Feb 13, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CorSource

CorSource is a proud partner of the PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up Group. CorSource offers strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. Located in SW Portland, their doors will be open to the PDX tech community.

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Sunday
Feb 17, 2013
integratED|Portland
through Sheraton Portland Airport

Calling all educators who want to improve their instructional practice with the effective integration of technology! We preach having students be active learners, so let's practice it here with a schedule that promotes active learning, reflection and collaboration. integratED offers a variety of experiences and opportunities: unconference, collaborate with vendor experts, reflect with peers, a two 2-hour sessions, two 3-hour workshops, and two keynotes. This is a BYOD conference and our sessions require facilitator device integration, so don’t miss out.

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Wednesday
Feb 20, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
AltSource

AltSource is a driven software development team focused on delivering custom applications of exceptional quality across any enterprise. Located in SE Portland, AltSource will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Wednesday
Feb 27, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
New Relic

New Relic helps developers pinpoint and solve performance issues in Ruby, Java, .NET, PHP and Python apps with real user, application and server monitoring. Based in SW Portland, New Relic will be opening their doors to the PDX tech community for some Ping-Pong and conversation.

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Wednesday
Mar 6, 2013
PDX Tech+Pong
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

CrowdCompass is thrilled to be pulling together this PDX Tech + Pong Meet-up. We want to be a catalyst in the PDX tech community that facilitates great conversations within fun social environments.

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2013
Innovation in Motion: The Mobile Labyrinth
CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Finding your way through mobile development and marketing.

• native versus web apps • responsive websites versus mobile sites • building versus buying • how to take the right approach the first time, and save your company twice the time and money

Expert Panelists:

Bryan Fox, Co-Founder of Upstart Labs: Learn what happens when early stage start-ups get new investment and an expanded team.

Patrick Lightbody of New Relic: Meet a developer's best friend for monitoring your apps.

Andy Rosic, CEO of Selfpubd: Find out the magic sauce in effectively promoting your apps.

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Friday
Mar 22, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: The Geospatial Open Source Toolbox
COPIOUS

About this talk

Ugly, slow, and frustrating maps are a thing of the past! Beautiful visualizations, complex datasets, and rich applications are within your reach when you’re riding with the open source community. This Friday, Reid Parham from COPIOUS will present a talk about PostGIS-backed applications written in Rails and JavaScript.

Speaker: Reid Parham, Senior Software Engineer

About TechTalks

COPIOUS Labs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the COPIOUS engineering team.

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Friday
Mar 29, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Seven Databases Series: Riak
COPIOUS

About this talk

Riak is a masterless, dynamically scalable key-value database. Adron Hall from Basho, the company behind Riak, will be presenting on Riak's design and giving a cluser setup demonstration.

Speaker: Adron Hall

About TechTalks

COPIOUS Labs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the COPIOUS engineering team.

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Monday
Apr 15, 2013
OpenStack Summit
through Oregon Convention Center

The OpenStack Summit is a four-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software.

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Friday
Apr 19, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Measuring Social Geography with Graph Databases
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Dann Stayskal

Graph databases offer a unique way of looking at data. Rather than the familiar tables of data, graph databases store data as relationships between named things. So, they're an ideal choice for social networks, geogrpahic route planning, and campaign finance modeling.

In this week's tech talk, Dann Stayskal walks us through how to configure a graph database called Neo4J to answer a few questions about social graphs: out of all connections on facebook, twitter, google+, and linkedin, who would it recommend to follow next?

This will be a public-accessible tech talk with no technical background necessary to follow along!

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

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Wednesday
Apr 24, 2013
Wearables: The future is now
Ziba Design - Auditorium

In early 2012, Nike introduced FuelBand and Google announced its Glass Project — two events that shined a spotlight on the growing category of Wearable Technology. In the months since, the global design and business community has exploded with speculation on the potential of embedded computing. But they’ve left many questions unanswered: How will wearable technology fit into our daily lives? Is it a passing trend, or the future of computing? Will these kinds of devices bring people closer together, or add to the distractions that battle for our attention?

What’s clear is that computers will radically transform over the next five years, from devices we carry to integrated parts of our outfits and bodies, that we use almost without thinking. It’s a shift that will transform markets, and challenge our definition of beauty. Please join us for a talk with local experts, as they discuss their challenges and successes, and explore what the future holds in this exciting field.

To save your seat, please register for this event on Eventbrite

PANEL MEMBERS

Sean Madden – Executive Managing Director, Ziba Design Sean leads multi-disciplinary design teams to produce beautiful, relevant work for clients including Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and Sony. Sean was formerly a Creative Director at frog and professor of Interaction Design at The California College of the Arts’ graduate design program.

Roberto Tagliabue – Executive Director Software Design, Jawbone Roberto led development of the UP fitness-tracking wristband for Jawbone, and has designed interactive media, product experiences and brand identity at Nike, Motorola and Razorfish. He founded Visere, a digital design consultancy, and Clibe, a collaborative, cloud-based notebook application.

Skooks Pong – Senior Vice President of Technology, Synapse Skooks leads teams of engineers and thinkers in the creation of business solutions for clients such as Apple, Samsung, and Intel. He has more than 20 years experience designing, developing, and delivering prototypes across a broad range of industries.

Moderator: Noah DiJulio – Senior Interaction Designer, Ziba Design

Video Partner: Funnelbox Productions Funnelbox productions will be partnering with Ziba to capture the event, so check back for a video of the panel soon after. Big thanks to Funnelbox!

Founded in 1999, Funnelbox Production Studios creates award-winning video, motion graphics and animation for companies like Philips, Wacom and Sony. Funnelbox provides Disciplined Creative services across the full spectrum of content production, including creative direction, audio and compositing.

This discussion will be the first event in the Ziba Panel Series, a recurring series that brings together the creative community from Portland and beyond to learn about the exciting work happening around us and the inspiration it offers.

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Thursday
Apr 25, 2013
Youth-adult partnerships in tech & game education
p:ear

Please join us for an informational session on youth adult partnerships in technology at PAGDIG (Portland Area Game Developer Interest Group). We will discuss mentoring and volunteering opportunities through three local educational non-profits serving youth: PixelArts, ChickTech, and OGPC.

*The meeting will start at 7:45; please do not arrive before 7:30 as there will be another meeting at the space until that time.

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Thursday
May 2, 2013
Innovation in Motion Panel @ Innotech
Oregon Convention Center

“Where should innovation start?”

The majority of business leaders do not recognize the value of IT in innovation.... Meanwhile, some companies make use of technology trends, including big data, social, and mobile. How does data, development, and design influence the maturity of tech innovation? How does one area influence the other two and where do great ideas begin?

Join us as we walk through a number of innovative case studies of innovation. Some started with data, moved to development and were later marketed to the masses. Others started with development and marketing, leaving design as an afterthought. The products are interesting, and the individual approaches are fascinating.

Innovation in Motion members will be allowed to attend this panel at the InnoTech Conference for FREE. RSVP on this Meet-up page and your name will be add to the guest list for this panel at the InnoTech Conference.

Speakers:

David Steinberg, VP of Business Alliance from the Internet Marketing Association

Gene Ehrbar, Director of Mobile Solutions from ISITE Design

Sponsors:

• CrowdCompass - Mobile apps for conferences and corporate meetings. • CorSource - Turning ideas into deliverables with strategic consulting, development services and technical staffing. • Technology Association of Oregon - dedicated to bringing together some of the brightest minds in the technology industry.

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Friday
May 3, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: MongoDB
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Andrew Gauger, Systems Engineer, Rejuvenation

MongoDB allows for abstracted data storage, so Andrew will talk about implementations of this flexible data design pattern. State machine and its ability to extend a document asynchronously gets highlighted. We will talk about data abstraction, and how to abstract structured data into a schema-less logger to perform validation.

In this TechTalk, Andrew will aim to describe clustering and replication as well as referencing and embedding in a simple language. The samples come fast but keep to explaining a simple topic. The talk diverges about how distributed database technology can be brought to firmware, how massive quantity small computing instances best leverage this technology, and what frameworks exist to leverage MongoDB on an upcoming project.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

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Pixel Arts Screening & Indie Game Tournament
5th Avenue Cinema

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday
May 4, 2013
Portland TECH Talk
Intel Hawthorne Farms Building 3 (HF3), Auditorium

On May 4th, the Nanites will be hosting a TECH Talk event at the Intel campus in Hillsboro. Free and open to all who register, the event will be a student-driven technology conference: students will learn from professionals and present to each other. It will be an amazing opportunity for the young STEM community to see the amazing work their colleagues do, and to show of their own work to others. For any young people interested in technology who have done research in this field, we would love to have you come speak! If your work isn’t yet presentable, or your just beginning to cultivate your interest, please come to the conference to see and learn from your colleagues. See the RVSP page for additional instructions.

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Friday
May 17, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: CoreData: It's Not That Bad
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Joseph Jaramillo

Every app needs to store data, and developers have lots of options for doing so. Perhaps you're saving JSON or XML to disk. Maybe you're even using custom serialization. What happens when you need to query this data? What about when you have so much data to display that you can't keep it all in memory? The answer is CoreData.

In this COPIOUS Tech Talk, Joseph Jaramillo will introduce you to CoreData, the Apple database technology included with iOS and Mac OS X. You'll learn how to use an API to fetch data from a web service, store it in a CoreData database, and query it later. This is a hands on talk and there will be code involved! You are encouraged to bring a Mac loaded with Xcode to follow along.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

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Saturday
May 18, 2013
Oregon Innovation Academy Launch and Unconference
Franklin High School

The Innovation Academy is bringing together students, teachers, and working professionals from the Northwest’s technology industries to empower students with new skills sets of the digital age.

Teams will work collaboratively to build software applications and other technology-­‐based solutions that solve real world problems that exist within our community. The solutions that will emerge from these teams will be known as "Innovation for the Common Good."

The region’s first "Innovation Academy will be launching at Franklin High School Saturday, May 18 from 2-­‐5pm. The launch will offer students the opportunity to form project teams that will meet over the summer to work on their projects with industry mentors. New solutions in areas such as education, the environment, energy and public safety will be explored.

Attendees at the launch event will preview a new community safety mobile app that is being developed by a team of Franklin and Wilson students working with industry experts and the Portland Police Bureau. Designed to improve communication and collaboration between district police officers and the neighborhoods that they serve, the new mobile app is an example of the kind of impact student-­‐based innovation can bring to Oregon.

All students, teachers and technology industry professionals are welcome to participate in the launch event. Once teams have been formed and projects are begun, their solutions will be demonstrated in a large community celebration when the school year resumes next fall.

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Wednesday
May 22, 2013
WebVisions
through Oregon Convention Center

Ground Zero for Dangerous Thinking

Explore the Future of the Web

WEBVISIONS PORTLAND // May 22-24, 2013

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, digital media, UX and technology with an all-star lineup of visionary speakers, including Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing.net and MAKE Magazine, Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (creators of AxeCop), Carla Diana (Smart Design NYC), Jason Kunesh (Director of UX, Obama for America), Carolyn Chandler (Manifest Digital), Mark Trammell (Twitter), and more!

"WebVisions is like the medium that spawned it: unique, personal, honest, emotional and eye-opening." –Jeffrey Zeldman

Register online at http://webvisions-portland.strangertickets.com/

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Monday
Jun 17, 2013
Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: Portland's First!
Puppet

RSVP to this FREE event on eventbrite

What is it?

This is the first Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space. Gliph is providing free refreshments for attendees.

Event Description

We'll be chatting with James Vasile. James directs the Open Internet Tools Project, which supports development of anti-censorship and anti-surveillance tools. He is a partner at Open Tech Strategies, which advises organizations and businesses as they navigate the open-source world. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Software Freedom Law Center, where he acts as a strategic advisor on a range of free software efforts.

James has helped boot up a number of free software organizations, including the FreedomBox Foundation, Open Source Matters, and the Software Freedom Conservancy. His FreedomBox work has been recognized by an Innovation Award at Contact Summit 2011, as well as an Ashoka ChangeMaker’s award for Citizen’s Media.

You can learn more about James at JamesVasile.com.

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Monday
Jul 8, 2013
Lean Startup [Book]: Discussion
Front Row Bar and Grill Website
Friday
Jul 12, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Intro to HBase, a NoSQL Database for Big Data
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: John Jessee, Senior Software Engineer

The COPIOUS engineering team dives into architecture, use, and benefits of HBase for storage of big data as part of its Tech Talk series on Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Eric Redmond and Jim R. Wilson.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

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Monday
Jul 15, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

Note: This event is free but please RSVP at http://ta3m-pdx-2.eventbrite.com

What is it?

This is the second Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space.

Event Description

We're excited to have Kees Cook chat with us this month. He will most likely be talking about digital surveillance and physical privacy. A little more about him: Kees Cook has been working with Free Software since 1994, and has been a Debian Developer since 2007. He is currently employed by Google to work on Chrome OS Security. From 2006 through 2011 he worked for Canonical as the Ubuntu Security Team's Tech Lead, and remains on the Ubuntu Technical Board. Before that, he worked at OSDL where he helped admin the mirrors at kernel.org, and sometimes hacked on Inkscape. He has written various utilities including GOPchop and Sendpage, and contributes randomly to other projects including fun chunks of code in Wine, MPlayer, OpenSSH,and Wireshark. He's been spending most of his time lately focused on security features in the Linux Kernel.

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Monday
Jul 22, 2013
Lean Startup [Book]: Discussion
Front Row Bar and Grill Website
Friday
Aug 2, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Redis — "Optimized for joy"
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Aaron Edmonds, Software Engineer

Not many pieces of software can claim a 7 point manifesto, let alone deliver on all points, but the Remote Dictionary Service (Redis) stands as an outstanding example of code written with conviction. With just over 4 years since its initial release, many of the biggest sites online are leveraging Redis because of it's speed and simplicity.

In this tech talk, we'll walk through the basic commands and various data types of Redis and also see how companies like Instagram, Craigslist, and Github are using it in their core architecture. Bring your unix based laptop to follow along.

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Monday
Aug 5, 2013
Lean Startup: Build, Test, Learn
Front Row Bar and Grill Website
Monday
Aug 19, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-3.eventbrite.com/

What is it?

This is the third Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space. The folks at OpenITP are providing refreshments.

Event Description

Steve Mancini will be speaking with us about "The impact of disruptive innovation and privacy on your average hair stylist". A bit about him: After spending way too many years and dollars pursuing college degrees, Steve Mancini eventually had to enter the real world. A trek from the East coast to the West coast landed him a job in large corporation out in the burbs and after a decade+ of working there he has learned a thing or two about computer security, hacking, forensics, and incident response. He’s worn many hats and titles; his current is Harbinger of Doom (no really, it is on his business card).

Demo time! After the talk/Q&A, we will reserve time for folks to demo their favorite security/privacy tech tool. If you would like to be be a demoer, please let us know at [email protected], and we will work you into the schedule.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Friday
Aug 23, 2013
COPIOUSLabs TechTalk: Datomic: Time in the Database; Data in the Application
COPIOUS

COPIOUS is a user-centered digital experience agency. We build digital products with the user at heart and technology in our bones. We recently moved to a new office and now have a large space to host our TechTalks.

About TechTalks:

COPIOUSLabs TechTalks series meets every other Friday at 1pm at the COPIOUS offices. Our talks span artificial intelligence, new programming languages and techniques, computational linguistics, geographic data processing, systems and software architecture, augmented reality, network security, and more as proposed to the Copious engineering team.

About this talk:

Speaker: Ben Kaplin, Systems & Automation Engineer

Datomic leverages distributed storage systems, functional programming and a radical change in information-system architecture to achieve screaming fast write throughput and elastically scalable reads, all while hewing to the Clojure mantra of simplicity in design and engineering.

In the grand finale to our Databases series, Ben will present on the Datomic architecture; the Datalog query language and wax philosophical about the value of programming models that match our mental models. Join us and learn how to bring time as a first-class concept into your data store.

All are welcome to attend. If you have a talk that you'd like to suggest presenting, please email it to [email protected] along with a brief outline of what you'd like to cover.

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Saturday
Aug 24, 2013
Soft Circuit Crafting
Lovecraft Bar

Curious about the process of integrating electronics into fabric? Have something at home that lacks some much needed illumination? This workshop is a great place to start!

YOU: * Have any level of experience with electronics * Have any level of experience with sewing * Bring an item of non-stretch fabric that you want to add an LED or two to

LEARN: * How to create a circuit with up to two switches * Methods of sewing circuits on to your fabric using conductive thread. * How to convert standard LEDs (and other electronic components) into sew-able ones * How to use standard textile fastenings like zippers and snaps to switch your project on and off, *Lots of tips on how to make your project easier and make sure it lasts.

Cost: $5 covers basic materials with a suggested $5 - $10 pay what you can for the workshop lessons.

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Monday
Sep 16, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-4.eventbrite.com/

What is it?

This is the third Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space. The folks at OpenITP are providing refreshments.

Event Description

Current Events - Research something that happened in the last month that is of interest to TA3M folk, then email [email protected] to be put on the schedule. These should be very short but informative updates.

  • Did we find out that all web cryptography is broken? -- Sean McGregor

Talk by Steve Wyshywaniuk! - Steve is co-founder of Small World News, an organization dedicated to helping people around the world tell better stories through media. For the last seven years he has worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, as well as remotely with teams in Libya and Mexico to create content for international audiences. He has a life long passion for using technology as well as a formal education in film and media arts.

Steve will be sharing his experience of what works and fails from a technological and social perspective, and how he and his colleagues are putting their efforts into StoryMaker, an open source android app so that anybody can learn how to create great content.

Demo time! After the talk/Q&A, we will reserve time for folks to demo their favorite security/privacy tech tool. If you would like to be be a demoer, please let us know at [email protected], and we will work you into the schedule.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Wednesday
Oct 2, 2013
OctoberBest
Tektronix Bldg 38

Electronics and technology leaders from the Pacific Northwest will be on hand to address topics ranging from rapidly evolving technology adoptions to the emergence of the electric vehicle industry in Oregon. More than 60 exhibitors will showcase the latest equipment and services for the electronics industry. 300 people are expected to attend in order to network and to take in various technical sessions throughout the day.

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Saturday
Oct 19, 2013
Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2013
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2013 conference, to be held in October, is the second annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come: College professionals, industry leaders, Job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students(must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for an early bird special: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3872721414?ref=elink

Top companies and universities will be present

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Monday
Oct 21, 2013
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-5.eventbrite.com/

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. We will host the event at Lucky Lab SE. The folks at OpenITP are providing refreshments.

Event Description

Current Events - Research something that happened in the last month that is of interest to TA3M folks, then email [email protected] to be put on the schedule. These should be very short but informative updates.

Chat! This meeting will be more informal, and a time to chat about the current events related to Techno-Activism, and ideas for future meetings.

Next month - We will be at our usual location in Puppet Labs with Logan Kleier from Portland's government, to talk about the intersection of technology and policy.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Thursday
Oct 24, 2013
The Launch of VetsinTech Portland/Seattle
Comcast Regional Office

Join Us!!! VetsinTech Portland will hold its very first in a series of meetups to support our returning Veterans. Our first meetup will host a panel of experts and veterans representing the 3 pillars of VetsinTech - Entrepreneurship, Employment, and Education for veterans who are currently in tech or interested in tech careers.

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Friday
Oct 25, 2013
|CoR| Oregon Territorial LAN
through Evergreen PCA Building; Beaverton, Oregon

We are hosting a LAN Party in Beaverton.

60+ seats with gigabit connections. 2 hosted game servers. Some games will be available for demo while at the LAN for those considering owning the full game later.

We will have both a Steam game server and a non steam server. Both will be connect tot he LAN and available to join games and play new friends at the LAN.

Please see our site for information and registration. Those with advanced registration will be given preference at the LAN party for seating.

Admission fee may be waved for those who can not afford to pay full price (email for free tickets). Additional donations always welcome.

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Tuesday
Nov 5, 2013
SEMINAR: The America Invents Act Two Years Later — Lessons Learned, Practical Advice and Emerging Strategies
MODA Tower

Join us on November 5 in Portland and on November 7 in Seattle for a breakfast presentation, where Lane Powell Attorneys Priya Sinha Cloutier and John R. Dawson will review the America Invents Act (”AIA”) and its effect on your business’ patents since implementation two years ago.

The presentation, geared toward inventors, investors and other technical people who have a base knowledge of the patent process, will provide additional insight into the emerging strategies for optimizing your patent portfolios under the AIA.

CLE credits pending.

Questions? Contact: Caleb Hall | 503.778.2043 | [email protected]

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Robots and Robotic Development
Modern Edge, Inc., 2114 Southeast 9th Avenue, Portland, OR

A tour of robots around the world. We can also touch on the major areas of Ai and discuss what the group wants to focus on. Until we have underwriting, we are asking for donations of $5 per meeting. Depending on the venue and turn-out, non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

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Thursday
Nov 7, 2013
SEMINAR: The America Invents Act Two Years Later - Lessons Learned, Practical Advice and Emerging Strategies
U.S. Bank Centre

Join us on November 5 in Portland and on November 7 in Seattle for a breakfast presentation, where Lane Powell Attorneys Priya Sinha Cloutier and John R. Dawson will review the America Invents Act (”AIA”) and its effect on your business’ patents since implementation two years ago.

The presentation, geared toward inventors, investors and other technical people who have a base knowledge of the patent process, will provide additional insight into the emerging strategies for optimizing your patent portfolios under the AIA.

CLE credits pending.

Questions? Contact: Heidi Haslip | 206.223.5496 | [email protected]

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National Launch of VetsinTech
Comcast Regional Office

The National Launch of VetsInTech!!! OCTOBER 16, 2013 Join us in SF for the National Launch of VetsinTech!! In honor of Veteran’s Day 2013 in addition to SF we will be introducing new ViT chapters and their leaders in DC, NYC, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, Portland/Seattle and San Diego!! Each one of these veteran leaders has already held their first meetup and are helping build the ViT community locally to support our current and returning veterans.

Please join us with other VIP guests to support our veterans and welcome our new ViT leaders! Several sponsors will be in attendance including Intuit, Visa, Twilio, McAfee, Workday and more!!

http://www.meetup.com/VetsinTech-Portland-Seattle/events/149133812/

https://www.facebook.com/veteransintech

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Death by Technical Debt: Lessons Learned to get you Unburied
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

Technical debt is inevitable in applications development and many organizations and teams struggle to manage it – when to take it on, when to avoid it and when and how to pay it down. On Thursday evening, November 7 the Development and Quality Assurance forums at the Technology Association of Oregon will bring together panelists representing different organizational, industry and product development perspectives to discuss their experiences and lessons from managing technical debt. This event will offer insight into how to define technical debt and tackle it realistically. A Q&A session will follow the panelists’ briefs. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and share their experiences. This event will offer something for all organizational levels and roles.

Panelists include: James Shore, Agile Consultant & Coach Todd Whitaker, Technical Product Manager, Product Owner, TripWire Mark Menger, Manager Application Delivery Systems, PGE Becky James, Sr. Director of Software Development, WebMD Mark Campillo, Sr. Director Software Engineering, NWEA Chris Woerner, VP Product Management, ADP Andrew Richards, CTO, nResult

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Monday
Nov 18, 2013
The Technical Services Talent Paradox: Solutions to the Talent Crunch
Jama South

In today's technology services industry, it is increasingly difficult to source, attract, and retain top technical services talent. The demand for services has evolved from traditional models to much more complex solutions. This evolution makes finding employees skilled to support increasingly complex technical services a constant challenge. Why? Because we now have to seek professionals with the right balance of technical chops and business acumen.

The goal of this event is to address these issues with an open discussion forum with some of the industry’s top services brands, discussing best practices and processes for talent acquisition and retention. You will leave with an arsenal of real-world knowledge that will help your organization attract better and more qualified prospective employees, improve the quality of new hires, and retain the valuable team members that your organization worked so hard to acquire in the first place.

PANELISTS J.R. Storment, Chief Customer Officer, Cloudability Jeff Miller, Director and Founder, EdgeLink Anne Buckley, Senior Manager Technical Support, Salesforce.com

MODERATOR Susy Dunn, Vice President of People, Jama Software

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(CANCELLED) Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Puppet

Due to an emergency, our speaker for this evening cannot make the event. Since so many events are happening in Portland this evening, we recommend you look at the other events on Calagator


This event is free, but please RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-6.eventbrite.com/

Event Description

Talk by Logan Kleier Talk by Logan Kleier - Logan is the chief information security and privacy officer for the City of Portland. Prior to this role, he worked in the private sector in a variety of product management and marketing roles for software and telecommunications companies. He has a Bachelors of Arts in history and political science and a Masters in public policy from Georgetown University.

The presentation presents a framework to aid government decision makers in the publication of various data sets. While government data is generally presumed to be a public record, this presentation will talk about use cases where it is not as well as grey areas where the law and public sentiment differ on notions of what government data is and isn't private.

What is it?

This is the fifth Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. Puppet Labs is generously providing space.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Thursday
Dec 12, 2013
The Innovation Equation – IP for a solid valuation: TAO Technology & IP Forum Event
Thetus Corporation

Regardless of the size or stage of your company’s life-cycle, intellectual property is important. The development of, the documentation of, and the management of your IP is critical to the success of your business and how it is evaluated for future transactions (funding or strategic).

Please join other entrepreneurs and engineering managers for this insightful workshop.

We will hear from: Julia Voutyras, IP Attorney, Ford Motor Company on the process they implemented to reinvent themselves into one of the most innovative car manufacturers in the world. Jennifer Yruegas, General Counsel, Coaxis and formerly with Sol Republic where in both of these positions she worked with her product development teams to utilize innovation to strengthen their position against must larger competitors. Anna McCoy, Attorney, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle LLP who will outline IP innovation as a strategic tool and how to manage and drive productive innovation.

Additional Topics will Include: How to prioritize innovation How to track and implement innovation The importance of IP to your valuation The workshop will end with an information panel discussion so be bring your questions for this esteemed panel.

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Wednesday
Dec 18, 2013
Executive Compensation Trends: TAO HR & Finance Forum Event
Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

The landscape for compensation and corporate governance has been changing at a dramatic pace of the past several years, driven by a combination of greater public attention to governance practices over compensation combined with significant new regulations and increased calls for accountability from both boards management alike. Our panel will discuss some of the key trends that are critical for public companies as they navigate this rapidly changing landscape, and for private companies contemplating an IPO in their future.

Topics will include: Impact of recent "say on pay” results and how it is shaping decisions for public companies as well as those companies looking to go public Best practices in executive cash compensation and performance based equity design that will enable corporations to align compensation to business results and shareholder interests ISS and Glass Lewis major policy updates covering realizable pay and peer group selection methodology SEC policy and governance news including the implementation of Dodd-Frank, CEO to worker pay ratios and pay for performance disclosures An update on what is required to include in your proxy CD&A

Panelists: Tracy Bean, Partner, Mercer David Knopping, Partner, Radford Brit Wittman, CCP, CECP, Director of Executive Compensation, Intel Corporation Moderator: Aliza Scott, Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Development, Tripwire, Inc.

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Thursday
Jan 16, 2014
PDX Hardware Startup Meetup
Crowd Supply

This is a group for anyone interested in hardware startups. What that means, if you are involved with building products that you can touch and feel, then this group is for you. It could be electronics, teddy bears, plastics, you name it, if it is a physical product you belong here. The intent is to bring together like-mined entrepreneurs, tinkerers, industry experts, and others so that we can form a network where you can find the expertise and resources to help make your products happen.

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Monday
Jan 20, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Event Description

We plan to do a hands-on meetup, where you will get to learn how to use the internet anonymously using Tor, VPN, etc.

Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a [email protected] and we'll add you to the agenda.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop. If you don't have one, let us know and we can try to scrounge up an extra one for you.
  • A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship (optional)

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Flux has generously offered to host this month's meetup. Be sure to read their code of conduct (below) before coming to the event. This will ensure that everyone has a great, safe time. The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events. There will be light refreshments provided.

Flux's Code of Conduct

  1. We are present, awake, and sober.
  2. We listen non-judgmentally to ourselves and to everyone else.
  3. We make mistakes: everything that happens in this space is part of a learning experience.
  4. We speak only out of and about our personal experience and understanding.
  5. When faced with a choice between being curious and being defensive, we choose to be curious.
  6. We clean up after ourselves.
  7. We make things here and consume things elsewhere.
  8. We spend some of our free time here, not most or all of it.
  9. We treat one another as the other would like to be treated. If we don’t know how, we ask.
  10. We respect each others’ personal space and possessions. Specifically, we check in before touching someone or their belongings.
  11. We respect each others’ consent and boundaries. Yes means yes, no means no, maybe means no, and silence is not consent. We accept “no”s without arguing, and say “yes” when we mean yes.
  12. We respect chosen names, pronouns, and genders. If we don’t know how, we ask.
  13. We act from an assumption of mutual respect and good will. We clarify misunderstandings and apologize for harm caused. We assume ignorance and not malice.
  14. We watch out for each other to maintain a respectful and safe community. If we don’t know how, we ask. 15.When people’s conduct falls short of these agreements, we speak with them one-on-one. If matters don’t improve, we address the issue in a small group. If matters still don’t improve after three discussions, we might ask you to leave the space. As a last resort, we may vote to dissolve your membership.

Upcoming Privacy Retreat

Are you passionate about privacy-enhancing technologies? Join us for a Privacy Technology Retreat Februrary 7-10th in Southern Oregon. For more information, please see our latest blog post.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Thursday
Jan 23, 2014
HiMSS Oregon Chapter - January Tech Talk - A New Year for Improving Care Through Innovation
Kaiser Permanente Town Hall

As 2014 arrives, so does a whole new batch of challenges for Providers, Payers and health technology Vendors alike. This interactive panel discussion will focus on Healthcare Innovation and the technical solutions that are being developed to help improve care, increase efficiencies and reduce errors in an increasingly complex environment.

Panelist will include:

• Alex Lowenthal, Senior Director, Health and Care Delivery Informatics, Kaiser Permanente

• Hanny Freiwat, President, Wellero

Light appetizers will be provided.

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The Basics of Startup Law with YESpdx
NedSpace on 5th

In the start-up world, legal issues are frequently identified but practical solutions are hard to come by. However, with a little bit of knowledge better decisions can be made early and there are more ways to succeed and fewer ways to fail.

There are many “checklists” for startup legal but most importantly a company must identify:

1) Ownership among founders / employees / investors

2) Entity selection

3) IP protection

4) Employee / Independent Contractor relationships

5) Tax planning

6) What to do when things go wrong

This month Leigh Gill of Immix Law will join YESpdx to present on the fundamentals of start-up law. Leigh started his career in finance and then spent a decade in software development before becoming an attorney. For more information on Leigh, visit www.immixlawgroup.com

As usual, there will be beer and snacks! Event co-sponsored by NedSpace and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN).

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Thursday
Jan 30, 2014
TAO Launch Party
TAO Offices, 123 Building

Please join us in our new office space for TAO’s 2014 Launch Party: Networking in Portland’s Newest Tech Hub - the Eastside Exchange Building!

Help us kick off 2014 in style! Meet new and existing members, network and socialize with each other. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect with members of the TAO Board, committee chairs and members, and other members of the TAO community. This is a "no-stress" party including appetizers, refreshments, music, games and much more.

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Thursday
Feb 6, 2014
TAO Tech Day in Salem
Oregon State Capitol

At last year's Tech Day we had over 35 tech executives from around Oregon help us to raise awareness about Oregon's technology industry and move forward key legislative initiatives relating to STEM education at the K-12 level and the Oregon Growth Board.

This year Tech Day will focus on factors that impact growth and innovation in Oregon's technology industry. We will leverage the findings of the recently completed TAO-TECNA CEO Survey and economic data and recommendations from the Oregon Technology Industry Report.

Topics will include:

Growing the talent pipeline Enhancing research & commercialization at Oregon's universities Effects of state tax policy on capital formation and access to c-level talent.

Public infrastructure investments and land use policy
This event offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet with Oregon's key policymakers about the needs of your company and the broader tech industry.

Oregon Capital Location Agenda (tentative): - 10:30 am - Check-in/Registration - 11 am - Orientation/Recognition by legislature - Noon to 1 pm - Lunch/Presentations - 1 pm to 4 pm - Meetings with legislators

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Tuesday
Feb 11, 2014
Oregon Enterprise Architects Innovation Exchange
Broadway Coffee

Are you working on a challenging problem? Could you benefit from the experience or insight of your peers in other organizations? Do you have something you’d like to discuss or a question you’d like answered? Would you like to help others meet professional challenges? If so, the Innovation Exchange is for you.

After introducing ourselves and enjoying light refreshments, we will follow the Lean Coffee format. We will break into small groups. As a group member, you will propose topics or questions for discussion, and then get to vote for your favorites. Your group will then discuss each of its subjects as time permits, beginning with its most popular selections. You will get fresh perspectives on what concerns you, and you will meet fellow architects with similar interests.

We will be meeting on February 11th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Mongolia Room at the Broadway Coffeehouse in Salem, OR. We will get to know each other and have light snacks from 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. and conduct the Lean Coffee discussions from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., leaving the final half hour for follow-up conversations.

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Thursday
Feb 13, 2014
IBM Portland Job Fair
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Register to join us: http://www.IBMexpo.com for the IBM Job Fair Thursday, February 13, 2014 • 10am - 6pm Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR

Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret clearance and be certified in their field of expertise.

IBM Is Looking for Professionals with Experience in:

Business Systems Analysts - Intermediate Business Systems Analysts - Senior Computer / Systems Operator - Senior Configuration Management (CM) Specialists - Associate Configuration Management (CM) Specialists - Intermediate Configuration Management (CM) Specialists - Senior IA Policy and Compliance Certified Professionals – Associate IA Policy and Compliance Certified Professionals – Intermediate Information Security Specialists - Associate Information Systems Auditors - Intermediate IT Certified Professional - Associate Microsoft Server Engineers - Associate Microsoft Server Engineers - Intermediate Microsoft Server Engineers - Senior Network Administrators - Associate Network Administrators - Intermediate Network Administrators - Senior Network Engineers - Associate Network Engineers - Intermediate Network Engineers - Senior Network Security / Information Assurance Engineers - Associate Network Security / Information Assurance Engineers - Intermediate Network Security / Information Assurance Engineers - Senior Operations Managers Project Engineers - Senior Project Managers – Intermediate  Quality Assurance Analysts – Intermediate  Quality Professional Staff - Intermediate Senior IT Systems Solution Architects Software Engineers - Associate Storage Engineers - Associate Storage Engineers - Senior Systems Administrators - Associate Systems Administrators - Intermediate Systems Administrators - Senior Systems Engineers - Associate Systems Engineers - Intermediate Systems Engineers - Senior UNIX Server Engineers - Intermediate VoIP Engineers - Intermediate VoIP Engineers - Senior Web Software Developers - Associate  Web Software Developers - Senior  Web Technical Administrator

Join us. Let's build a smarter planet.

IBMexpo.com

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Monday
Feb 17, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Mozilla

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Event Description

Encryption can be easy! In this meet up we will teach you the basics of encrypting your content, then we will concentrate on making it easy for you to use crypto with **your** environment. Once we help you through the hard part, you'll be able to encrypt messages at home safely without frustration. This is a hands-on meetup with PGP.

Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a [email protected] and we'll add you to the agenda.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop. If you don't have one, let us know and we can try to scrounge up an extra one for you.
  • A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship (optional)

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Mozilla has generously offered to host and pay for catering. The Privly Foundation organizes the event. Nicholas Restaurant will be providing party platters of hummus, meat grape leaves, and more!

Code of Conduct

Please review our code of conduct before attending the event to ensure a safe and welcoming time for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Tuesday
Feb 25, 2014
How to Build an App in Less than 59 Minutes
Thetus Corporation

A lot has changed with the tools and methods for web-based and mobile development. Affordable cloud hosting and full stack development solutions exist in great numbers. But what is the real benefit? Can using these new tools help build better software, faster? Or is it just for toy apps? Join the TAO Developer Forum as developers build a responsive web-based application using some of the newest technologies available (AngularJS, RESTful services, Firebase, Xcode, JetBrains, AppCode, JetBrains WebStorm, Android Studio, Objective-C, Java, Cloud providers, JIRA, GitHub and so on).

The event will start with the audience selecting the application that will be built, and will lend with a Q&A session. If you're looking to learn about the latest technology trends in web and mobile development, this is the event to be at.

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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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Sunday
Mar 9, 2014
MIDI/Music Technology Presentations @ Central Library
Multnomah County Central Library

This event is open to the public.

Three presentations centered around MIDI and music technology. Agenda:

10:00am, Setup/Make new friends

10:30am, Basics: "MIDI Communication" presented by Eric Earl

10:45am, Usage: "Making MIDI Hardware Talk" presented by Eric Earl

11:15am, Design: "Create your own MIDI filters and effects with Jesusonic, a free plug-in" presented by Kite Giedraitis

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Thursday
Mar 13, 2014
Ignite TAO! v5
Alberta Rose Theatre

Ignite TAO!

1 mic, 5 minutes, 20 slides, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

What is Ignite? Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have an burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite focused on all things tech.

Submit to Present Some of the most thought-provoking, insightful and fun presentations are from people who just want to share an idea. If you are one of those people who is constantly coming up with tech-savvy solutions and have an idea you want to share with the world - this is your chance. Submit your idea to our Reviewing Committee.

Requirements to Present 1. No Sales

Possible Ignite TAO Topics All Ignite TAO! proposals should fall into at least one of these technology categories: products - show and tell something cool you've invented or found (no sales pitches!) projects - what are you working on? methodology - challenge us, inspire us, show us! concepts - share your burning "what-if" ideas tools/DIY - what's out there, what should people be using, what do YOU use?

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Monday
Mar 17, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Galois, Inc

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (will be linked above)

Event Description

Introducing TA3M Drink and Draw! We are planning a fun hands-on meetup. You will get to work with a team to discuss privacy, security, anti-surveillance, and anti-censorship topics and communicate your ideas through doodling! Each discussion group will work together to create a hand-drawn poster related to TA3M topics. This is a time to network with other individuals interested in these topics, and provides a fun way to express your ideas and concerns. We will do our very best to make sure beverages of all sorts (alcoholic and not) are available to get those creative juices flowing.

After the Drink and Draw session, we invite attendees to join us for social time at a nearby bar/restaurant.

Have a preference about what you want to learn? Want to lead a group in teaching a method? Email us a [email protected] and we'll add you to the agenda.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation organizes the event. Galois is generously providing space for the event.

Code of Conduct

Please review our code of conduct before attending the event to ensure a safe and welcoming time for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

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Thursday
Mar 20, 2014
YESpdx | Portland Entrepreneurs Night Out
Doug Fir Lounge

Join YESpdx for our most popular event: Mix & Mingle | Portland Entrepreneurs Night Out. Last time we packed the house, so this time we're getting a larger venue. Join us on March 20th at the Doug Fir and meet fellow entrepreneurs, startup founders and potential collaborators, friends or investors. You never know who you're going to meet at these things, but you're guaranteed to have a good time! RSVP today and PUT IT ON YOUR DAMN CALENDAR because this thing is going to sell out. Sponsors include Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and NedSpace. Free. Ages 21+

YESpdx is a social club for young entrepreneurs in Portland. Our mission is to bring young entrepreneurs and innovators together and to foster collaboration, community and growth.

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Saturday
Apr 12, 2014
Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2014: Women Pioneering Innovation
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2014 conference is the third annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

  • College professionals
  • industry leaders
  • Job seekers
  • STEM/Technology leaders
  • Thought leaders
  • Professors
  • Teachers
  • High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for an early bird special until March 12th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-regional-women-in-computing-2014-registration-10400188243

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Northwest Regional Women in Computing 2014: Women Pioneering Innovation
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology. http://nwrwic.org/ register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-regional-women-in-computing-2014-registration-10400188243?ref=ebtnebregn

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TEDxPortland
Keller Auditorium

Enjoy us for a day filled with inspiration and ideas worth spreading!

14 live talks, 4 TED.com talks, 3 performances, happy hour, and post-event party at Keller Park. Don't miss out!

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Sunday
Apr 20, 2014
MIDI & Music Tech Clinic @ Central Library US Bank Meeting Room
Multnomah County Central Library

This event is open to the public.

MIDI & Music Tech Clinic is a drop-in event for troubleshooting MIDI/music tech difficulties. Come to learn, to teach, or to share hardware, software, and even recording knowledge.

Format:

• Bring the full make and model of each piece of gear and the manual if you have it ("I have a Roland SH-01 Synthesizer").

• Know your use case or questions ("I want to use an expression pedal to modulate the vibrato on my synth patch"). • "Experts" will be on-hand. • Laptops or other small pieces of gear welcome. A small set of speakers will be available. Sounds should be no louder than the volume of speaking for the library's sake.

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Monday
Apr 21, 2014
See us next month! Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
n/a

We will probably not have an April TA3M, but come see us in May! If you have suggestions about a speaker for our May event please email us at [email protected].

Wednesday
May 7, 2014
WebVisions PDX
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, UX, digital media and technology with a badass lineup of speakers: Maria Giudice (Facebook), Tomer Sharon (Google), Internet legend Tim Bray, Brian David Johnson (author and Intel futurist), John Carlin (Funny Garbage) and more!

Early Bird rates end March 26!

Register today!

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Thursday
May 15, 2014
Stories of a CFO with Kelly Lang, CFO, Tripwire | CFO Leadership Exchange
Sincerely Truman

Please join your peers for a three-part series of candid discussions with area CFOs. This series of events will cover multiple topics some of which will include, what it’s truly like being a CFO, how one becomes a CFO, how to make the transition to CEO (if desired) and lessons learned along the way. This series is intended not only for those that aspire to become a CFO but also for current CFOs wanting to connect with their peers.

One May 15th, Kelly Lang, CFO of Tripwire will kick-off the series and reflect on 25-years in business. Kelly will share what his career progression has been including personal successes and mistakes along the way, company success stories including timing, luck and building the right team, and what the future holds for his career.

Event Details:

When: Thursday, May 15th

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM | 5:30 Networking Reception | 6:15 Presentation and Q&A

Where: Sincerely Truman, 380 NW 13th Ave, Ste 200, Portland, Or 97209 (look for the red door and buzz yourself in)

Cost per event: $45 Members | $65 Nonmember (includes heavy appetizers and drinks)

Who Can Attend?

Current CFOs wanting to connect with their peers

Those that aspire to become a CFO or high-level finance professional

Service Providers are not eligible to attend

2014 Line-up Includes:

May 15th – Kelly Lang, CFO, Tripwire

October –Mike Yonker, Finance, Nike

November/December - Ben Ertischek, CFO, Viewpoint Construction Software

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Monday
May 19, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Using Metadata to Compromise Privacy: An Interactive Presentation

You've probably heard that your daily interactions over the web leave "metadata" that is used for advertising, law enforcement, and intelligence activities. In this presentation we will show what metadata is and what it can do by building case files from publicly available information. What types of things can you learn about yourself or others from metadata? Come find out.

This session will be lead by a Machine Learning PhD student from Oregon State University, which is the area of computer science responsible for programmatically processing metadata.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop
  • (optional) A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship
  • Flux accepts donations so consider bringing a few bucks to show your appreciation for their support of this and future events.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! From their website, "Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in various cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near future."

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Flux is generously providing space for the event.

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

Code of Conduct

Please read Flux's Code of Conduct: http://fluxlab.io/conduct-agreements/ to ensure a safe space for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

PDX TA3M on TA3M Wiki

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Monday
Jun 16, 2014
Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Event Description

This month's topic is: User Experience and Privacy Software: An Interactive Workshop

Join us to make privacy software better. We believe that privacy software should be usable for the general public, and to start the effort, we need your help!

The goal of User Experience (UX) it is to make products as usable as possible for people. In this workshop, you'll learn about UX, download privacy software, and learn how to critically analyze the user experience to make it better. We hope to file some bug reports/feature requests to projects, and make a positive impact on their usability!

This is your chance to get a sneak-peek of an Open Source Bridge talk and meet other folks who will be attending Open Source Bridge.

This session will be lead by Jen Davidson, a Human-Computer Interaction PhD candidate from Oregon State University, and Sean McGregor, founder of The Privly Foundation and Machine Learning PhD student from Oregon State University.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop
  • (optional) A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship
  • Flux accepts donations so consider bringing a few bucks to show your appreciation for their support of this and future events.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! From their website, "Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in various cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near future."

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Flux is generously providing space for the event.

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

Code of Conduct

Please read Flux's Code of Conduct: http://fluxlab.io/conduct-agreements/ to ensure a safe space for all.

PDXTech4Good

If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

PDX TA3M on TA3M Wiki

Website
Monday
Jun 23, 2014
Mobile Portland — iBeacons: What they are and why you should care
Urban Airship Inc

Come take an in-depth look at the world of iBeacon. Find out what they are, how they work and what other types of Bluetooth Low Energy beacons exist and how they differ from the iBeacon standard.

We'll also talk about security and privacy concerns for businesses and consumers of iBeacon; different use-cases for iBeacon in retail and business; what hardware options are available; and give a high-level overview of iOS and Android facilities for communicating with these devices.

About the Speakers

Steven Osborn

Steven Osborn is a start-up entrepreneur, software hacker, and hardware enthusiast. In 2009 he co-founded a mobile messaging company called Urban Airship (urbanairship.com) that powers thousands of mobile applications on iPhone and Android for companies like Starbucks, Redbox, and ESPN. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in triathlons, baking bread, traveling, and spending time with his family. Steven lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Jenny, and son, Theo. He is also an accomplished Guitar Hero rock star and Army veteran.

David Crow

David Crow is a mobile engineer at Urban Airship involved in early stage ibeacon r&d. He consistently spends time outside of work on quantified self projects, floating in sensory deprivation tanks, and enjoying spicy bloody marys (always gin).

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Thursday
Jun 26, 2014
Happy Hour Tech Fair & Demo Day
Wowrack Headquarters

Live technology demonstrations will be available from Wowrack, a global Hybrid Cloud IaaS Company, and Nimble Storage. This will be a unique opportunity to learn about some of the most exciting technologies in one convenient location.

Come meet the local representatives in a laid back, low-pressure environment. You'll enjoy great conversation, learn about each of their cutting-edge solutions and let's not forget, you will have plenty of opportunities to win fantastic prizes like a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Register now for your chance to learn more about datacenter best practices and enjoy happy hour with your IT peers.

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Wednesday
Jul 9, 2014
Community-Building Classifieds with Switchboard
Idealist

Please join us for PDXTech4Good's July meetup, where we'll learn about community-building classifieds!

Does your community use groups on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn? Are they frustrated by useful information getting lost in a stream of status updates and baby photos? Are they burnt out on email chains and listservs with irrelevant content? Are they looking for a place to share resources beyond just the professional? Switchboard is a platform that harnesses the power of communities by giving them a simple place to connect, transact, and build community value. There are only two types of posts: Ask and Offer.

You can check out an example Switchboard for the Portland Startup Community here: https://pdxstartups.switchboardhq.com/

And one for the Women's Bicycling community here http://wheelwomen.switchboardhq.com/

And one for Oberlin College:
https://oberlin.switchboardhq.com/

Switchboard is being used by colleges, universities, non-profits, community groups, summer camps, professional organizations, conferences. Learn how the simple format of Ask and Offer can strengthen your community, while interdigitating with existing social media tools.

Presenter

Mara Zepeda is co-founder and CEO of Switchboard. Based in Portland, Switchboard is a community building platform that empowers members to ask for what they need, offer what they have to give, connect directly, and strengthen their network. Mara has spent her career working with nonprofits and in higher education as a program director, consultant, community builder, board member, and volunteer.

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Monday
Jul 14, 2014
Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) Camp Level 1
Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, Oregon

The Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) all-girls day camps will once again be offered at Hillsboro High School this summer. Girls entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate and can register by visiting www.girlsgetintech.org. The camps have hands-on activities with projects covering from programming and robotics to soldering and science. The campers take home projects from a 3D Printer and laser cutter in the extensive technology labs at Hillsboro High School.

The level one camp will take place July 14th -18th and the level two camp will take place July 21st - 25th; both camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration of just $40 covers the cost of camp, snacks everyday, and a t-shirt! Sign up today!

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Monday
Jul 21, 2014
Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) Camp Level 2
Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, Oregon

The Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) all-girls day camps will once again be offered at Hillsboro High School this summer. Girls entering grades 7-12 are invited to participate and can register by visiting www.girlsgetintech.org. The camps have hands-on activities with projects covering from programming and robotics to soldering and science. The campers take home projects from a 3D Printer and laser cutter in the extensive technology labs at Hillsboro High School.

The level one camp will take place July 14 -18 and the level two camp will take place July 21 - 25; both camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration of just $40 covers the cost of camp, snacks everyday, and a t-shirt! Sign up today!

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Tuesday
Jul 22, 2014
PDX EdTech
Coursetto

Focused on the technologies and businesses growing in the EdTech space for designers, developers, content creators, and business leaders.

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Friday
Jul 25, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders III
Breken Kitchen

The third edition of a monthly event we’ve been calling “Coffee w/ Co-Founders” will be held Friday July 25th @ 9am at Breken Kitchen (http://www.brekenkitchen.com/) in NW Portland.

Come by for this very informal meetup as we discuss our current projects and give each other advice about growing a business here in Portland. We have had a great turnout for each of these events, and with this space housing more space, we anticipate a large gathering of Entrepreneurs.

Bring lots of business cards and be prepared to talk to like-minded individuals.

Hope to see you there!

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Thursday
Aug 14, 2014
Coffee w/ Co-Founders IV
Urban Grind Coffee House

Coffee w/ Co-Founders was an event created to give Founders a venue to talk about challenges, issues, and what's working. It's a way to network and build on the ecosystem that makes Portland an incredible place to start a business.

This is completely informal. Come by, drink coffee, hang out, but most of all, have fun meeting new people who are passionate about what they're working on!

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Monday
Sep 29, 2014
All levels Python, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, Jquery and Djano peer mentoring
PDX Code Guild

Bring your laptop, your questions and/or knowledge to share. Once most everyone has arrived, we do introductions where each attendee tells what they are working on, what languages they can help with and what they want help with.

It's a friendly and chill group.

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Friday
Oct 3, 2014
BSidesPDX

BSides PDX is a gathering of the most interesting infosec minds in Portland and the Pacific Northwest! Our passion about all things security has driven attendance from other parts of the country. Our goal is to provide an open environment for the infosec community to engage in conversations, learn from each other and promote knowledge sharing and collaboration. The Portland and greater Northwest information security community spans a broad spectrum of participation from CISOs, Fortune 100 company security experts, small business system admins, to independent security researchers.

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Thursday
Oct 9, 2014
Party with PDX Code Guild
PDX Code Guild

The best kind of party happens when you, members of the Portland tech community, advisors, staff, graduates, students, a delta blues musician, a photo booth, food and drinks are all together at PDX Code Guild.

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/party-with-the-pdx-code-guild-tickets-13272312845

Let's make it happen. Join us!

After a long year of hard work and help from the Portland Tech Community, we have completed our beta testing of our bootcamp and have obtained a career school license!

Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, delta blues & slide guitar from Adam Scramstad, student project demos, and a photo booth.

If you've been curious about our bootcamp, this will be a fun way to fine out more. PDX Code Guild staff, instructors, students, advisors and graduates will be here to share beverages and answer any questions.

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Tuesday
Oct 28, 2014
n3e8sk4i
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub Website
Monday
Nov 10, 2014
FutureTalks PDX with Isaac & Baxter + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Emergence of the Marketing Engineer

Software is eating the world, and now more than ever modern Marketers rely on software platforms to engage the right audience, with the right message, at the right time. Learn how marketing technology, automation, and an engineering mindset is shaping a new type of marketer and a new type of engineer.

Join us on November 10 when we'll hear from New Relic's own Isaac Wyatt and Baxter Denney on the future of Marketing Technology and the emergence of Marketing Engineers. See a demo of our mashup of Marketing & Application Data using our real-time analytics platform, New Relic Insights.

› Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Isaac is a marketing ops manager at New Relic. He came to New Relic with 10 years of business and SaaS experience, 8 in SaaS. His two pillars of expertise are marketing automation and marketing analytics.

Baxter is a marketing ops geek, having led Marketing Ops and DemandGen teams at Citrix and Couchbase. Prior to that he was a marketing consultant, specializing in politics and sports marketing. Currently he leads the Marketing Operations team at New Relic.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Monday
Dec 8, 2014
FutureTalks PDX with Dan Selec + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Train. Work. Live.

Using technology to provide a lifetime answer for those affected by autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 68 children and occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. While many services and programs exist for children on the spectrum, there remains a dearth of programs that attempt to solve the lifetime needs of these individuals after age 18.

nonPareil Institute provides technical training to adults on the autism spectrum, with a goal of growing them into productive members of their development teams, and building products that can compete in the marketplace (iTunes/Google Play/etc). Since the vast majority of the ASD population does not drive, nP has a living-campus vision so that their Crew may train, work, and live at consolidated facilities, much like the University campus environment. The difference being; nP Crew members will remain throughout their lifetime, contributing to the company that provides for their on-going training, work and living requirements.

The nonPareil program has grown over the last 4 years from 9, to 150 individuals; all on the autism spectrum. With over 800+ on the waiting list, and requests to open in over 40 cities, nP is positioned for rapid growth over the years to come. nonPareil Founder and CEO Dan Selec will be speaking at this session.

› Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Dan Selec is the creative innovator behind nonPareil Institute, including the construction of the business model and all software systems, including hardware and cloud infrastructure that currently run the nonPareil training and work platforms. He has been in the technology business for over 20 years as a business owner, developer of software and a systems architect. Dan's youngest son was diagnosed with autism at 18 months of age.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Monday
Jan 12, 2015
FutureTalk Thought Leaders Panel + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

Mobile Strategy for Today and Tomorrow

A mobile thought leaders panel moderated by Rick Turoczy

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Just a few short years ago, most organizations didn’t even have a mobile app. Today mobile has infiltrated virtually every sector of industry and mobile e-commerce generates over half of all e-commerce sales. Is it important for every organization to have a mobile strategy?

To address this question, New Relic is kicking off 2015 with our first ever FutureTalks PDX speaker panel! This event will bring together local thought leaders in the mobile app space to discuss the strategies and challenges their organizations face in building and managing high performing mobile apps or services, and the teams that support them.

These visionaries include:

  • Jonathan Karon, Mobile Engineering Manager, New Relic
  • Sasha Mace, Director of Mobile, Simple
  • Michael Richardson, Co-Founder and Director of Product, Urban Airship
  • Sridhar Solur, Managing Director, Next Gen Computing- Wearables, IOT

Panelists will be asked to reflect on the challenges and key strategies they employ today, and how they see mobile strategy evolving for their organizations in the future. If you have a specific question(s) that you would like us to consider posing to our speakers, please email those to [email protected].

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin promptly at 6p.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Tuesday
Jan 13, 2015
Revolution/Evolution
Cerulean Skies Winery

2014 was a year of wearables, launches, failures, and experimentation. It was a classic technology revolution year. But new tech isn't about next year tech, it's about last year's tech perfected. Perfecting revolutions requires an act of evolution, and the next year or two will be rife with it.

Let's look at the revolution of new wearable successes of the previous year (quantitative self, smart watches) and wearables that require more evolution in the coming years (Google Glass, smart clothes) for mainstream success. What can we do to help evolve this space?

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
ChickTech Volunteer Work Party
Portland Code School

2015 is starting out with a bang! ChickTech is busier than ever planning a bunch of great events, activities and workshops for all our women and girls!

Start your new year off right with ChickTech! We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

Pizza and beer will be provided.

  • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

Join our meetup page!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who’s hosting?

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

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

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Monday
Feb 9, 2015
FutureTalk with Liz Abinante and Janice Levenhagen
New Relic

Diversity and Education in Tech

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Programming, Education, and the American Dream

The learn to code movement has popularized the idea that coding is a skill everyone can learn. It's the American dream: learn the desirable skill and you'll succeed financially. Liz will discuss the history of the American Dream, how new programming education endeavors have repackaged it, and how the lack of awareness and analysis of this privileged rhetoric is damaging our culture and workforce.

Liz Abinante is an engineer living in Portland working for New Relic. Previously, she has served as co-leader for the Chicago chapter of Girl Develop It, where she taught and organized programming classes for women and minorities. She is infectiously enthusiastic about web development, teaching, learning, and feminism. She enjoys knitting, writing knitting programs and patterns, and hacking away on interesting problems. Her greatest dream in life is to spend her entire day surrounded by puppies while coding.

Women in Today's Tech

At ChickTech, we're often asked exactly why women are so underrepresented in technology. This is a hard question to answer, because it rarely is just one thing. It's a complex mix that we often call "death by a thousand cuts". Janice will guide us through the stats on technical women in various national and local tech companies and then take a dive into anecdotes that help to illustrate some of the reasons why women leave technology at twice the rate of men.

Janice Levenhagen is the Executive Director of ChickTech. She has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University. She believes strongly that the diversity and strengths that women can bring will push high tech to even more impressive heights. Her inspiration for creating ChickTech came from her own experiences in computer engineering and the realization that the percentage of women in engineering isn’t going to get higher by itself.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

› The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

› 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.

Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
Meet the Google Cloud Developer Advocates Team
Hotel Lucia

What do you get when you combine a group of engineers obsessed about cutting edge technology and add a hint ton of geek? A bunch of tech enthusiasts that make up the Cloud Developer Advocates Team at Google

We love helping make all of you as successful as possible as you build apps that take full advantage of everything that Google Cloud Platform has to offer. We like talking to you, but even more than that, we like to listen to your feedback. We want to be your voice to the Google Cloud Platform product and engineering teams and use what we hear to help create the best possible developer experience.

Our team will be in Portland and we'd love to meet you all in person. So don’t be shy--come say hi!

The event will be focused on providing many opportunities to meet and greet the Google Cloud DAs and talk to them face-to-face in a social atmosphere.

We will offer "topic tables" where people can just meet and discuss topics of interest to them.

Tentative topics (feel free to email and suggest your own!): - Google App Engine - Google Compute Engine - Google Cloud for Go - Google Cloud for Node.js - Google Cloud for Python - Google Cloud for Java - Cloud Mobile - Big Data - Docker and Containers

And we will have hors d'ouvres and refreshments, of course!

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Wednesday
Feb 18, 2015
SQAUG Presents: Using Pre-mortem Meetings to Predict and Prevent Failures
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

Using Pre-mortem Meetings to Predict and Prevent Failures

by Julie Green

at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday February 18, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Post-Mortems or Retrospective Meetings can be too little too late. Learn how to increase your ability to predict failures by 30% by holding a Pre-mortem meeting. Using the Pre-mortem strategy you can stop the failures from ever occurring.

About Our Speaker: Julie Green has been a QA Engineer for 10 years and has experience with Agile and Waterfall methodologies. In her research on Pre-mortems she has contacted the inventor, Gary Klein, and is in discussions with two of his colleagues who use Pre-mortem meetings in their work. She is currently looking for a group willing to try a Pre-mortem discussion. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are BRAND NEW, and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Monday
Feb 23, 2015
ChickTech Indiegogo Campaign Release Party
AppNexus

Join us at ChickTech to celebrate the release of our Indiegogo Campaign and to participate in spreading the word!

We need your help to make this campaign a success. Join us for some pizza and beer, watch our Indiegogo video, and bring your laptops and smartphones to help us spread the word about this campaign to anyone and everyone.

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Friday
Feb 27, 2015
"3 Year Forecast on Technology", a talk by Dr. Brent Wilson.
310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230

Join us this Friday (March 27) at The Tech Academy for a special talk by Dr. Brent Wilson (Professor of Computer Science, George Fox University) for a look into the future of technology.

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Monday
Mar 9, 2015
FutureTalk with Bill Hersh + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine:

Opportunities and Challenges

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Medicine is one of the last areas to fully embrace information technology. However, recent investments have led to widespread use of electronic health records while advances in gene sequencing and other biotechnologies have now led medicine to be awash in data. While this data provides new opportunities for better understanding of health and disease, there are also many challenges to its effective use. In this talk, Dr. Hersh will describe the potential for Big Data in Healthcare and Biomedicine but also discuss the myriad of challenges for its effective use.

William Hersh, MD, FACMI, FACP is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hersh is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research.

› 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 presentation 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
Mar 18, 2015
SQAUG Presents: Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT)
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT)

by Loren Brown

at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT) is an automation testing framework that enables non-experts to harness the power of data-driven, Selenium automation tests. The NEAT web portal simplifies and guides the creation of otherwise complex scripts through the use of an intuitive user interface that manages a web element object repository, test case input data, and test scripts. This approach is intended to enable test script automation to be completed in hours or days instead of weeks or months. The motivation behind NEAT is to equip business analysts, without automation expertise, with an intuitive tool to create and execute sophisticated, automated end-to-end testing scripts. This framework enables teams to increase automated test coverage and allows the highly skilled automation developers to focus on more complex automation testing needs of the organization.

About Our Speaker: Loren J. Brown is a Test Automation Architect and owner of Quantum Peg, Inc. He is currently teaming up with John Cvetko from TEK Associates to develop the DEAP testing tool. After obtaining a Bachelor’s in Computer Science at Portland State University, Loren worked for over two decades as a QA Engineer in various capacities. At Intel Corporation he spent a little over a dozen years in various product teams and Intel Labs as a QA Lead in various software projects including Video Conferencing, IP Telephony, TCP/IP Network Performance, and others. He spent over six years at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) as a QA Lead developing various test automation frameworks and harnesses, and multiple software lifecycle data visualization projects. When he carves out time for hobbies, Loren likes tinkering with microcontrollers and small electronics projects. Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is the Portland/Vancouver area’s leading Software Quality Assurance User Group. We are in our 3rd year and extend a warm welcome to everyone to participate in a group dedicated to growing the Software Quality Assurance profession.

SQAUG is a group of SQA professionals who come together in an open forum to learn from each other. We engage in discussions, debates, presentations, explore tools of the trade, network, and share job opportunity information. Our goals are to expand knowledge of Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers and take software quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Thursday
Mar 19, 2015
HDI PNW Chapter Meeting In Seattle
The Bellevue Palace Boardroom

This will be our first 2015 PNW Chapter Meeting. Lunch will be served and our first topic of the year will be on Knowledge Management, however, Using it to Empower your Teams to Succeed!

Please join us, or let us know if you are interested in hosting a meeting for the Portland area. You can find information at www.hdiseattle.com, or contact me directly.

Tony North VP of Programs Help Desk Institute - Pacific NorthWest 206.919.2459 [email protected]

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OpenStack Jumpstart - OSNW User Group
Puppet

Getting up to speed in OpenStack can be challenging. Whether you're just getting involved or trying to find the deepest details on a given project, where to start is not obvious. Vern Hart (Director of Delivery at Solinea) will cover the landscape of training options available, as well providing a roundup of the best sources of OpenStack information out there. He'll also give some guidance on interacting with the community and how best to leverage the knowledge of the thousands of brilliant developers available via mailing list or IRC.

Vern Hart is the Director of Delivery at Solinea. He is a proven consultant specializing in open infrastructure and helping customers adopting new infrastructure architectures and solutions. Vern has over 20 years of systems administration experience. Prior to Solinea, He was CTO at three separate companies including his own which eventually merged with their largest competitor. Most recently Vern was Director of Support Operations and Training at Morphlabs where he was instrumental in the migration of Morphlabs onto OpenStack from Eucalyptus. He has proven success in both systems development and engineering roles.

Dinner & drinks provided.

Please note our gracious hosts code of conduct: https://docs.puppetlabs.com/community/community_guidelines.html#event-code-of-conduct

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Monday
Apr 13, 2015
FutureTalk with Ariel Waldman + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

The Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Don't panic: the next big science revolution isn't just for asteroid miners or CERN scientists. Just as science fiction has often shown the way to future inventions, the act of hacking is now generating prototypes that act as footholds for future explorations, discoveries and epiphanies in science. From the collisions of subatomic particles to the explosions of supernovas, this presentation takes you on an unusual trip through the weird, whimsical and fun ways to explore the final frontier.

Ariel Waldman is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global instigator of Science Hack Day, an event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers and people with good ideas to see what they can create in one weekend. She is also a fellow at Institute For The Future.

› 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 presentation 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

Saturday
Apr 18, 2015
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2015 conference is the fourth annual event. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

College professionals
industry leaders
Job seekers
STEM/Technology leaders
Thought leaders
Professors
Teachers
High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian)

Register for the event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2015-tickets-15378773325?ref=ebtnebregn

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Wednesday
Apr 22, 2015
ChickTech Volunteer Work Party
Portland Art Museum

We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

Pizza and beer will be provided.

  • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

Join our meetup page!

Website
Monday
May 11, 2015
FutureTalk Smart Cities Panel + Happy Half-Hour
New Relic

The Internet-of-Things (IoT), Big Data and Smart Cities

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Portland is participating in the Global City Teams Challenge, which is a year-long initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city environment. The presentation will explore some of the ways in which cities are leveraging technology as infrastructure and developing platforms that foster innovation and enable widespread adoption of applications. In particular, we will discuss the Global City Teams Project that is underway here in Portland, including ways in which the region can utilize the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Big Data to create intelligent transportation systems and improve air quality.

Smart cities do not include humans being smart.

Skip Newberry is the President of the Technology Association of Oregon, one of the nation’s fastest-growing trade associations dedicated to supporting technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship at a regional level. Before joining the TAO, Skip served as an economic development policy advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams, where he helped create Portland’s first comprehensive economic development strategy in 16 years, recognizing software as a key industry cluster. While at the City of Portland, Skip’s projects included the adoption of the nation’s first open source software procurement policy at the municipal level, a regional open data initiative, and the development of resources to support entrepreneurship, like the Portland Seed Fund. Previously, Skip was a corporate and IP attorney and entrepreneur. Skip is the incoming Chairman of the Board of Directors of TECNA, Technology Councils of North America, which is a global network of technology and entrepreneurship associations, and he serves on Worksystems Inc.’s Workforce Investment Board and the Advisory Board of Oregon FIRST Robotics. Skip is also a 2012 recipient of the Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award.

Wilfred Pinfold is computational and data scientist who has used computers to model some of the most interesting engineering and scientific challenges of our time. After completing his PhD in computational fluid dynamics he applied computer simulation to engineering challenges in aerospace, automotive and offshore strictures, scientific challenges in climate modeling, astrophysics, chemistry, and genomics and control challenges in power grid, and smart cities. He is an accomplished innovator and entrepreneur having studied business at Stanford he launched numerous business initiatives including in bioinformatics and analytic software. Dr. Pinfold teaches innovation and entrepreneurship at Portland State University and has severed on numerous commercial and non-profit boards.

Mike Reich is the founder and CEO of Seabourne, with more than 10 years of experience building technology businesses. Mike has a passion for technology that solves tough, data-driven business challenges. A skilled technical architect and facilitator, he has developed innovative information solutions and strategies for the US Federal Communications Commission, Olympus, GNIP, NBC Sports, World Resources Institute, Cogstate Ltd, US General Services Administration, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Commerce, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Centers for Disease Control, and the Cascade Land Conservancy.

› 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 presentation 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
May 20, 2015
SQAUG Presents: The Importance of Abstraction in Automation Projects
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

The Importance of Abstraction in Automation Projects at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday May 20, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

The majority of automation projects fail, most within the first 6-12 months. Initially it’s easy to put something together that works for a small number of test cases, but as the application evolves, the troubleshooting/maintenance needs of the tests quickly overcome the ability of the team. Eventually (around 6-12 months) a new engineer takes over and restarts the automation effort in a new direction, often with the same issues.

This presentation will be focused on how to use the OOP concept of Abstraction to reduce the maintenance costs of automation and extend the life of your frameworks. Additional benefits will be discussed, like the ability to change the Automation Technology without rebuilding all your tests.

These concepts will work with 3rd party automation products like QTP as well as homegrown frameworks. You will get the most value from abstraction when its added at the beginning of the projects, but we will discuss how they can be leverages in larger, existing frameworks. Level: Intermediate. Knowledge of automation concepts along with some basic understanding of development practices will be assumed.

All code examples will be shown in C#, but the concepts will apply to any tool or language.

Supporting Material https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS550US550&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Why+software+automation+fails

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstraction_%28computer_science%29#Abstraction_in_object_oriented_programming

About our speaker: Michael Cowan is a Principal QA Engineer at Viewpoint Construction Software. He has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, and has held individual and management roles in both QA and Development. His passions have always been automation, and he has been a lead engineer on several successful automation frameworks.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are in our 3rd year and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Tech On Tap
CorSource

Hey Tech-On-Tappers (sorry for a lack of better name, I welcome any ideas!)

Next week is our next Tech On Tap event! If you are in tech, in Portland, and want to try some local beers, stop by! An Oregon brewery will donate beers for us all to enjoy.

Please make sure to RSVP through the link above, so we can get a good headcount.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise at [email protected] .

I look forward to seeing you!

Denise

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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

Monday
Jun 15, 2015
Technology & the Balance between Freedom of Expression & Privacy
Mozilla Portland Office

Join us for an exciting talk & discussion with ALCU Board Member, Stuart Kaplan!

How technology changes the relationship between freedom of expression and privacy

Technology complicates the relationship between free speech and personal privacy. At two extremes of privacy, anonymous online posts permit defamation without consequences to the writer, while ubiquitous video surveillance of public spaces limits freedom of assembly and movement.

This presentation will examine several recent attempts to find a fair and workable balance between privacy protection and free speech goals by the courts and legislatures. Particular attention will be given to the work of the American Civil Liberties Union to craft policies that address the many challenges to privacy and speech rights presented by a variety of technologies.

Speaker Bio

Stuart Kaplan is Professor Emeritus of Communication, Lewis & Clark College. He has served on the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon Board of Directors since 1992 and has held the positions of Board President and Oregon representative to the National ACLU Board.

What's TA3M?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation organizes this and future TA3M events.

Code of Conduct

As with all of our events, there is a code of conduct. Please read it here: https://www.privly.org/content/code-conduct. All attendees are expected to abide by this code of conduct.

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Wednesday
Jun 17, 2015
SQAUG Presents: QA and The Role They Play in Team Dialogue
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

QA and The Role They Play in Team Dialogue at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday June 17, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Dialogue is a contraction from the Greek words for through and words. It suggests an activity aimed at eliciting meaning…

The Greeks introduced the idea that individuals are not intelligent on their own, that it's only by reasoning together that they are able to uncover the truth for themselves. …By questioning and probing each other, carefully dissecting and analyzing ideas, finding the inconsistencies, never attacking or insulting but always searching for what they can accept between them, they can gradually attain deeper understanding and insight.

The role of QA is often seen as one that only reports negatively on the work of others: “…found a bug with your code”; “…the way you designed this isn’t good for the end user”; “…You never include requirements in your stories…and when you do, they lack sufficient details.”

The importance of True Dialogue is that it allows positive reactions and outcomes, from negative input…when done well, the benefits can be extraordinary!

About our speaker: Joe Famme is a Quality Minded individual, who’s been helping to improve the quality of his teams, and the software they work on, for over 20 years. He started in phone support with WordPerfect, in the early nineties. After about a year and a half of that…and the release of Windows 3.0…he discovered the world of QA, and has never looked back.

Besides WordPerfect, Joe’s also worked for internationally known companies Novell, Corel, Intel, and Sage.

Joe’s been working in the Portland Tech Community since 1996. He’s been part of several strong Oregon Companies and several startup companies, .com’s & .bomb’s. And, Joe’s been part of the SQAUG organization since before it became a public group.

In all of his years of being part of the Quality Assurance field, he has found that the quest for the mastery of effective communication and true dialogue has been a key element to success. And, he hopes that some of the dialogue during his presentation provides at least one insight for all attendees to take back to their teams.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are in our 3rd year and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Thursday
Oct 1, 2015
Hiring a Dev Team in 2015: Where are top companies finding talent?
Simple

~Brought to you by Code Fellows~

Want to know who Portland companies are hiring? With more than half a million vacant high-tech jobs across the country—and with university computer science programs generating only a small portion of the candidates for these jobs—where do companies find developers? Are they hiring from code schools, and, if so, how do these developers stack up? Find out at this panel discussion, moderated by Hello World founder Dan Linn and featuring recruiting and hiring managers from some of Portland's top tech companies, including Urban Airship, Jama, and New Relic.

Tweet questions for the panelists to #PDXtechdevjobs.

Join us for pizza, drinks and a special Q&A about how to hire—or join—a dev team in 2015.

RSVP today! Attendance is capped at 60.

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Thursday
Oct 8, 2015
DesignSpeaks Presents: Peak Performance
52 Limited

DESIGNSPEAKS exists to explore design within the multidisciplinary: architecture, brand, communications, experience, film, fashion, graphic, industrial. We establish an interface within the context of real life, supporting the most compelling regional voices in design, and talk through to the heart of the practice.

PEAK PERFORMANCE Data, Design, and Driving the Future October 8, 2015 7 to 9 pm / 52 Limited Moderated by Tony Thacker

Tony Thacker is a longtime auto industry authority, author and book publisher based in Los Angeles. Most recently, Tony was Executive Director of the World of Speed, an educational motorsports-themed museum, in Wilsonville. He served as executive director of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona and the marketing director for the famed SO-CAL Speed Shop for 10 years.

Led by the enigmatic Tony Thacker, consider this a glimpse into a not-so-distant future of driverless cars negotiating rush hour traffic and carless drivers using augmented reality.

We’ll trace the path of Salem-based Nick McMillen from passionate video gamer to professional racecar driver and learn how the virtual and augmented training environments being pioneered by Keith Maher in Hillsboro give drivers like McMillen an edge on the track.

Then we'll take on engineering feats from self-driving trucks to land speed motorcycle design with Daimler Trucks North America's former vehicle dynamics manager Matt Markstaller and contemplate the future of automotive design with Aaron Pizzuti, a former design manager at Chrysler. From Pikes Peak to peak performance, where is technology taking us and who exactly is in the driver's seat?

Doors open at 6 pm. Come early for food, drinks and virtual reality demos. Your ticket includes the presentation, dinner, hosted bar, and a limited edition poster.

With Panelists:

Keith Maher is a leading authority in automotive simulation - from programming to podiums, he provides custom simulation solutions to automotive problems. With 22 years in high technology and a motorsports obsession, he founded Maher Solutions, LLC to help people in the automotive industry achieve their goals through simulation.

Matt Markstaller is a mechanical engineer who has worked in various capacities for Daimler Trucks North America for 27 years. He designed and built numerous prototype vehicles including Pikes Peak Hill Climb trucks, test facilities, and wind tunnels. By night, he designs and builds vehicles from open road racers to Bonneville record streamliners.

Nick McMillen is a professional racing driver for Nissan. Born in Salem, he took an unconventional path to professional driving by winning the 2013 GT Academy, an international virtual-to-reality contest that allows the best Gran Turismo players to compete for the opportunity to become professional drivers. He won the Dubai 24 and Silverstone in 2014.

Aaron Pizzuti is a designer specializing in automotive, footwear and consumer product design and creative direction. Following a life long passion for both automobiles and art, he spent nine years at Chrysler as design manager and senior product designer. He's currently Creative Director at Under Armour in Portland.

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Monday
Oct 12, 2015
a11y Working Group: Gitbook Part II
Puppet

Didn't make it to part I? That is ok - come along anyway! At our September meetup, we started our open-source accessibility planning guide, using Gitbooks. We defined the goal of the book as a concise guide for decision-makers in companies making software applications. We roughed out chapters and each took one (see book for details on page one of each chapter).

Our first milestone will be a chapter draft from each of us by the November meetup, when we will work on it more. Gitbooks enables anyone to write and design lovely books with as much public collaboration as they wish.

Wednesday
Oct 21, 2015
4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

The 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community in Portland, Oregon and promotes diversity. Fostering wellness and networking in a casual, fun environment, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX presents corporate and individual participants the opportunity to give back.

Join co-founding sponsors Elemental Technologies, Puppet Labs and Simple, association sponsors the Portland Development Commission, the Technology Association of Oregon, and Silicon Florist for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX.

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SQAUG Presents: QA and Poetry - Scott Poole is here to discuss how these two disciplines are surprisingly related!
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

QA and Poetry - how these two disciplines are surprisingly related at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday October 21, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm Event is FREE and Open to the Public

This month, we are excited to welcome Scott Poole for a talk on how writing a poem is similar to QA. You have to anticipate the pitfalls an audience and a user might fall into. To illustrate this, Scott will read several humorous poems that reflect on this QA type experience. He will discuss about how both disciplines have influenced each other and the benefits gained. Scott is also one of the keynote speakers for the PNSQC’s October events and will be tailoring his presentation specifically for SQAUG!

About our speaker: Scott Poole is most well known as the “House Poet” on the weekly Live Wire! public radio variety show, taped in Portland and broadcast nationally by Public Radio International. However, he is also a software developer. Currently, he’s the Senior Web Developer for Columbia United Providers in Vancouver, WA. He’s been writing code for 9 years and poetry for 25. He is the author of three books of poetry, The Cheap Seats, Hiding from Salesmen and, most recently, The Sliding Glass Door.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: • Event is Free to the public • Onsite parking (directions below) • Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served • No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are in our 3rd year and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org

Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

Website
Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Code Oregon Labs
Code Fellows

Online learners of all stripes are invited to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows will provide tutors at a 6:1 ratio. Bring your laptop! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

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Monday
Oct 26, 2015
PDXAUX Guest Presenter: Gian Wild on Mobile Accessibility
Puppet

Join us at Puppet Labs for a presentation by Gian Wild on how to make your mobile sites accessible. You want to make sure your desktop site is fully accessible but now it is perhaps more important to make sure your mobile site or responsive web site is fully accessible to people with with disabilities. Many people with disabilities prefer using a mobile device to the desktop. WCAG2 was written before mobile devices were ubiquitous, and there are some accessibility issues unique to the mobile format, such as lack of keyboard, lack of mouse hover and reduced screen size. Gian will be talking about the most common problems and how you can avoid them.

More about Gian Wild:

Gian Wild is the CEO of AccessibilityOz an Australian company that is expanding into the U.S. Market. Gian has worked in the accessibility industry since 1998 and consulted on the development of the first Level AAA accessible web site in Australia. She ran the accessibility consultancy PurpleTop from 2000 to 2005 and built the accessibility tool, PurpleCop. Gian Wild spent seven years on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and contributed to the W3C Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group and the W3C Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines Working Group. She spent six years contributing to the development of WCAG2. In addition to her accessibility work, Gian is often asked to judge the accessibility aspect of web awards, having previously judged the Web Directions McFarlane Award, been the Accessibility Judge for FullCodePress (build a web site in a day) twice and has been the Accessibility Judge for the Australian Web Awards three years running.

Soft drinks provided by Puppet Labs.

The Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup will address how to incorporate accessibility and universal design principles into project planning, user research, and UX evaluation. The purpose of this meet up is to host an ongoing conversation about how to design and build tools that are inclusive to the greatest number of people possible - meaning those with and without (dis)abilities.

We intend to discuss topics related to accessibility policy and regulations, incorporating people with disabilities into an iterative project lifecycle, how to conduct UX research with diverse populations, automated and manual tools for UX evaluation, building accessibility into company policy and practice, and much more!

A UX Universal and Inclusive Design meet up is timely as we see the Dept. of Justice handing down ruling after ruling requiring digital products and services to be accessible (i.e. Netflix, Redbox, Target, etc...). This meet up will provide a much needed resource for Portland based companies and individuals interested in accessibility, universal design, and inclusive design.

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Tuesday
Oct 27, 2015
eBay Tech Tuesdays: "Music + Tech + Accessibility = Love"
eBay Community Lounge

October's Tech Tuesday will be incorporating three of our favorite things: music, tech, and accessibility, into one evening – and we are so excited.

October's Tech Tuesday will be incorporating three of my favorite things: music, tech, and accessibility, into one evening – and we are so excited!

We recently had the pleasure of being introduced to Myles de Bastion, Founder and Executive Director of CymaSpace. CymaSpace is a non-profit technology incubator and performance venue in SE Portland that’s using cymatic technology to do some very cool stuff with the performing arts and accessibility.

Cymatics is the science of wave phenomena (especially sound wave phenomena) and their visual and tactile representations.

We found Myles to be incredibly inspiring and motivational, and were absolutely thrilled when he agreed to participate in this month’s Meetup. He’ll be sharing his personal experience with hearing impairment, the motivations and passions behind CymaSpace, and the technologies being developed there.

There will be demos of CymaSpace’s hardware and software technologies during Myles’ presentation. The demos will include an acoustic singer/songwriter performing original songs, accompanied by a Certified Deaf Interpreter performing interpretive ASL, and a musical duo playing various instruments to demonstrate a full range of sonic frequencies translated into light.

If we’re lucky, there will be some other cool demo surprises as well.

This event is all-ages and with ASL interpreters for both the verbal presentation and demos, it is designed to be fully accessible to the Deaf community. As always, our Meetup is open to the public, so please spread the word.

As usual, doors open at 5:45pm and the presentation starts at 6:30pm. We expect this one will run a little longer than usual, though, ending closer to 8:15ish.

More about CymaSpace:

http://www.cymaspace.org/

CymaSpace’s mission is to make the performing arts more accessible and inclusive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities by supporting research and development of new and emerging cymatic technology, hosting workshops and forums, and supporting an in-house team of tech innovators.

CymaSpace also presents live performing arts events enhanced by specialized equipment and installations which translate audio information into sight (light) and touch (vibration).

RSVP now and we'll see you on the 27th!

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Thursday
Oct 29, 2015
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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Thursday
Nov 12, 2015
Portland Campus: How to go from [Your Seemingly-Unrelated career] to Developer
Code Fellows

Wondering how to move from your current job into a tech career? Want to hear how your current skills translate into the tech world? Already a developer and need to learn a new stack or level up your skills?

Join us for a beer (or ginger ale!) to explore career paths in tech and how to get there. You'll hear from professional developers about how they found their way into their current roles. Bring all your questions about the tech industry and how you can change your career.

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2015
Portland Tech Mixer
Irving Street Kitchen

Join Gemalto, SheerID and Avangate on Wednesday, November 18th at Irving Street Kitchen to connect with other local software and SaaS folks for discussions around everything from how to get started creating online revenue flows to improving your already existing online selling experience to increase revenue and help clients make smart decisions that deepen relationships with existing customers.

Space is limited, so RSVP today!

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Southwest Tech Connect
Jackson Middle School

This is an opportunity for the students, parents and tech community at large to discover the who, what, when, where and how of technology adoption in our public schools. There will be many demonstrations, a raffle and forums for people to share their experience. We need your help pulling this event off.

Pre-register

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sw-schools-techconnect-registration-18078706899

Volunteer to help with set-up, clean-up, food, etc.

http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/11265155860106

Thanks!!

Scott McClain Tech-Connect Co-organizer

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Saturday
Dec 5, 2015
HackPDX Winter 2015 Hackathon @ Airbnb Portland
Airbnb Portland

We're back! Join us for the Winter 2015 Hackathon at Airbnb Portland! The theme is education, but feel free to hack on something PDX related or anything at all.

There will be food for everyone and prizes for the best hacks, so come with a team, make one here, or fly solo to gain everlasting fame as the creator of the next Instagram for IOT BigData SoMoLo Toasters.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite if you're planning on attending; space is limited and you must be on the list to get in!

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Tuesday
Dec 15, 2015
PDXAUX Happy Hour
Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub

Help us close out the year at the patio of Green Dragon for happy hour to network and discuss accessibility and the user experience!

The Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup will address how to incorporate accessibility and universal design principles into project planning, user research, and UX evaluation. The purpose of this meet up is to host an ongoing conversation about how to design and build tools that are inclusive to the greatest number of people possible - meaning those with and without (dis)abilities.

We intend to discuss topics related to accessibility policy and regulations, incorporating people with disabilities into an iterative project lifecycle, how to conduct UX research with diverse populations, automated and manual tools for UX evaluation, building accessibility into company policy and practice, and much more!

A UX Universal and Inclusive Design meet up is timely as we see the Dept. of Justice handing down ruling after ruling requiring digital products and services to be accessible (i.e. Netflix, Redbox, Target, etc...). This meet up will provide a much needed resource for Portland based companies and individuals interested in accessibility, universal design, and inclusive design.

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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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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.

Website
Thursday
Jan 21, 2016
Portland Panel: ISO 26262 – For Automotive and Beyond

Interested in the way ISO 26262 will affect automotive electronic design and compliance? Or how this standard might impact other industries, such as the semiconductor market? Listen what the experts have to say.

Third Annual Portland State Univ. (PSU) Systems Engineering Forum Date: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 Time: 5:30pm (registration); 6pm (panel discussion); 7pm (networking) with drinks/snacks hosted by Jama Software Location: Jama Software, 135 SW Taylor St #200, Portland, OR 97204 Parking: Close to MAX line (Yamhill District Stop); several public parking garages RSVP: Forum is free to all technical professionals but limited to 100 participants. Please RSVP via Eventbite.

Description: ISO 26262 addresses the needs for an automotive-specific standard that deals with the functional safety of hardware-software electrical/electronic/programmable safety critical systems. In alignment with good system engineering practices, ISO 26262 uses a system of steps to manage functional safety and regulate product development throughout the lifecycle on today’s hardware and software integrated systems. Specifically, this standard details how to assign an acceptable risk level to a system or component and document the overall testing process.

What impact will this standard have on automotive electronic design, V&V and testing? What new tools might be needed for safety requirements tractability and risk management? How will compliance be handled? Will this standard set a precedence and framework – especially for simulation lifecycle management and V&V flows – for other industries such as the semiconductor market? These are some of the questions that a panel of experts will address from a tool vendor, designer, V&V engineer and end user point of viewpoints. Please join us for a lively discussion followed by a networking session with drinks and snacks.

Panelist: Bill Chown, CIO INCOSE and Product Director, System-Level Engineering, Mentor Graphics Derwyn Harris, Jama Software Co-Founder and Product Manager Mike Bucala, Lead Engineer – Vehicle Systems Quality, Daimler Trucks NA Ryan Slaugh, Project Engineer, Pacific NW Laboratories (PNNL) John Blyler (Moderator), JB Systems

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Thursday
Feb 4, 2016
The Next Generation of Wearables
DeskHub

We believe Portland can lead the Wearable Fashion, Wearable Tech, Future Fashion movement. The market potential is massive and has the largest potential to effect our human condition in the coming decade.

Join us for a night of industry leaders coming together with key industry leaders to discuss Portland's future in developing Wearable technology and why Portland can lead based on our culture, industry and passion.

More details and registration on the EventBrite page

Sponsored by FashionXT www.fashionxt.net and The Startup Brand www.thestartupbrand.com.

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Portland Startup Week: Connect with fellow CTOs
Paragon Restaurant and Bar

The only event in Portland Startup Week focussed squarely on the Portland CTO community!

My name is Etienne de Bruin and as a CTO myself I’ve had issues with connecting, learning and benefiting from the collective experiences of other CTOs and that is why I am working hard to create a trusted community of Chief Technology Officers, young and old, past and present based in Portland, OR.

Come enjoy cocktails and appetizers on me with the sole purpose of breaking down barriers and leaning into the collective.

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Friday
Feb 5, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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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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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
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Friday
Mar 11, 2016
LOPSA Cascadia IT Conference
through Hotel Deca

Are you looking to increase your system or network administration skills? Would you like to get some professional development training from the leaders in the field? If so, please check out Cascadia IT Conference (http://casitconf.org) happening on March 11th and 12th in Seattle, WA for some incredible training opportunities including classes such as:

Time Management by Thomas Limoncelli author of "The Practice of Cloud System Administration", " Time Management for System Administrators", and "The Practice of System and Network Administration".

Deep Packet Inspection with Wireshark by Mike Pennacchi who has been ranked as a top instructor at Interop many times since 1997.

Myth Busting the Network Layer by Stuart Kendrick who is an expert in hands on classes where attendees do not want to leave for breaks.

Automation Tools Bootcamp by Tyler Fitch who is a member of Chef's Customer Engineering Team.

Check out http://casitconf.org/casitconf16/schedule/ for a full schedule of classes and talks by industry leaders and writers. The deadline for early bird discounts is Feb 28th so sign up today at http://casitconf.org/casitconf16/register-now/ for some of the best IT training and professional development in the Pacific Northwest.

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Friday
Apr 1, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Wednesday
Apr 6, 2016
Build Your Incident Response Framework
Technology Association of Oregon

Don't be a target - create a do-it-yourself plan instead...

If you use technology in your day to day operations (and who doesn't), join us on the morning of Wednesday, April 6th for its first of four events on mitigating the risks of business impacts through cybersecurity. Network with peers, learn from subject matter experts and walk away with the foundation for an incident response framework for yourself and your organization.

Our four-part series will include: -alignment to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework -guidance from Cybersecurity subject matter experts - representing both private and public sectors -individual support for customizing an incident response framework for you/your organization -connectivity to peers in a safe environment for building a scalable plan that will positively impact your entire organization

This event is the kickoff to a four-part series hosted by the Tech Leadership Community around the topic of Cybersecurity. Each event will provide building blocks to help guide a do-it-yourself incident response framework for your team and entire organization. Whether you attend one event by yourself, bring your peers to the entire series, or any other combination, the subject matter experts selected for each event will provide individual guidance on the final framework for you/your company.

Our first event will focus on scalable incident response with guidance from the following leads:

Subject Matter Experts: Jerry Holcombe, Online Business Systems Dennis Tomlin, Multnomah County

Incident Response Team: David Neufeld, Online Business Systems Lance Kidd, High Strategy Consulting, LLC

Thank you to our series sponsor, Neudesic!

Tickets available here: https://www.techoregon.org/events/build-your-incident-response-framework

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

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

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

Schedule

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

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Tuesday
Apr 26, 2016
VanTechy
Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom

I hope to see you at 5:30 at Old Ivy Taproom. Please RSVP on Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/VanTechy/events/227459736/

Tonight there are several discussions to be had:

1) Vancouver School District - Is seeking programmers to participate in the TEALS program at their school. This program is an effort out of Microsoft that puts technology professionals in the classroom.

2) Developing Mainstreet - This May 23rd event is a collaboration between VanTechy and The Bridge. We are working to bring together "techies" and traditional small business owners. This is your chance to help grow your local economy and we are looking for both subject matter experts and small businesses that would like to attend.

More Info: http://www.thebridgeincubator.com/#!devmainstreet/pbdzz

See you tonight! Eric Preisz

Friday
May 6, 2016
Startup Happy Hour ★
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour is a happy hour for startups.

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Wednesday
May 18, 2016
WebVisions Portland
through Revolution Hall

This is Design x Strategy: Building the Future Web WebVisions Portland May 18-20 at PNCA and Revolution Hall http://www.webvisionsevent.com/portland/

Discover how mobile and connected devices, design, user experience and content strategy are impacting the the future of the Web. Get the inside scoop from the Internet’s leading experts: Douglas Rushkoff will explore themes from his new book, “Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus”, Mike Monteiro muses on why “This is the Golden Age of Design...and we’re screwed”, Nina Freeman will share her experiences in creating indie games and more. Sign up for a Three Day Pass to experience awesome workshops with Nathan Shedroff, Aaron Draplin, Leo Frishberg, Paul Backett, and Chris Butler.

Register today at: http://wvpdx16.eventbrite.com

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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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Tuesday
May 24, 2016
Small Business Funding (Lunch+Learn) Seminar for SBIR Grants by Oregon Best
DeskHub

Calling on tech entrepreneurs for a small business funding seminar! Are you looking for funding for your proprietary technology? Please sign up!

Oregon Best funds and supports cleantech startups and we are hosting a series of small business funding seminars for SBIR/ STTR grants.
This is a Lunch + Learn event - sign up here - best $10 you'll ever spend! 12 - 1:30pm Tuesday May 24th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-small-business-funding-seminar-tickets-25210896470

We will start with a 10 min overview Oregon Best and what we do ( and explain what cleantech is) followed by a 30 min in-depth SBIR/ STTR presentation by expert Leon Wolf.
We will give you an overview of the process, understand eligibility requirements and give free support in applying for grants for appropriate companies.

Many people get confused by the word cleantech. We want to clarify and shed light on the wide range of technologies that fall under this category.

The hope is that more people will: 
a.) see themselves and their tech as possibly falling under the "cleantech" umbrella 
b.) contact us about their technology c.) seek eligibility and support in applying for an SBIR/ STTR grants.

Oregon Best invests at very early "risky" stages - before the technology has been proven.
We then support startups in several ways by: 
a.) Investing between $50k - $250 per startup 
b.) Making Introductions / networking with key partners
c.) Funding interns to work in their company d.) Connecting co's to an experienced CEO or Entrepreneur-In-Residence to help them navigate growth, priorities, business plans, pitches e.) Help with manufacturing / scale up through our partnerships f.) showcasing the company at conferences, trade shows and BESTFEST g.) Support with Government grants SBIR/ STTR

Please register to attend! Lots of great information to learn about and resources to help tech startups.

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Friday
Jun 3, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for the Portland startup scene.

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Monday
Jun 6, 2016
Docker PDX Meetup #12
New Relic

This month we will have talks by Jérôme Petazzoni from Docker and Tom Trahan from Shippable!

Agenda:

6:30 - Welcome, networking, food and drinks

7:00 - Tom Trahan: Creating application delivery pipelines with Docker

Continuous Integration (CI) helps developers and ops teams ship more code faster. And with Docker, the pains of friction between these two groups is radically reduced by having predictable reusable environments. Tom will talk about how teams can think about this new world of application pipelines, show how CI works in Docker with Shippable, and shares some of our experiences in implementing Docker to accelerate application delivery.

Tom Trahan is the VP, Business Development of Shippable, a venture-backed startup providing hosted continuous delivery platform built on containers. Previously, Tom was Co-Founder and CEO of EnterPAS, a software startup providing records management and change control for FDA-regulated companies, a director at Microsoft focused on IT enterprise application development and operations, and a consultant at SAP. Tom spends his free time with his wife and two boys, coaching youth sports, traveling and playing guitar. You can find him on Twitter as @Tom_Trahan.

7:45 - Jérôme Petazzoni: Open source recipes to build, ship and run production apps with Docker

Getting started with Docker is relatively straightforward:install the Docker Engine, write Dockerfiles for your application components, and put those components together with a Compose file. At this point, your application can be quickly and reliably deployed on any Docker installation, anywhere, in minutes. Great!

How do we take this to production? How do we scale from the single-node setup to a multi-node, highly-available cluster?

Through a whirlwind of live demos, Jérôme will show how to provision a Swarm cluster with Docker Machine, setup overlay networks, host a local registry, deploy ELK to manage logs, implement load balancing, and finally use the resulting platform to build, ship, and run a demo application built around a microservices architecture.

Jérôme works at Docker, where he helps others to containerize all the things. He was part of the team that built, scaled, and operated the dotCloud PAAS, before it became Docker. When annoyed he threatens to replace things with a very small shell script. You can find him on twitter as @jpetazzo.

8:45 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to New Relic for space and Shippable for food and drinks!

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2016
3d Printing Vancouver
Columbia Collective

We are a group of 3D enthusiasts In Vancouver. We are artists, hobbyists and professionals interested in 3D printing. Our group is open to anyone from beginner to advanced.

We meet every month to talk about the industry, our work, and to collaborate on projects.

Every 3rd month we plan to combine with the Portland 3D Printing Lab here in Vancouver.

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Wednesday
Jun 29, 2016
Docker PDX Meetup #13
Puppet

We will have talks by Adrian Cockroft from Battery Ventures and Mike Coleman from Docker!

Agenda:

6:30 - Welcome, networking, food and drinks

7:00 - Mike Coleman: DockerCon Recap

Mike is responsible for creating technical content to help customers come up to speed on Docker and its related components. Prior to joining Docker this summer he spent about 15 months at Puppet Labs working in product management. And, before all that he spent time at VMware, Microsoft, Intel, and HP in both product management / marketing as well as IT engineering. Outside of work Mike enjoys riding his motorcycles around Oregon's backroads, spending time with his wife and kids, and supporting the Portland Timbers (that's a soccer team). You can find him on Twitter as @mikegcoleman.

7:45 - Adrian Cockroft: Microservices: What's Missing

Discussion of techniques to solve common problems that people run into when microservices are in production and being updated continuously in large organizations.

Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. At Battery, he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence.

Before joining Battery, Adrian helped lead Netflix’s migration to a large scale, highly available public-cloud architecture and the open sourcing of the cloud-native NetflixOSS platform. Prior to that at Netflix he managed a team working on personalization algorithms and service-oriented refactoring.

Adrian was a founding member of eBay Research Labs, developing advanced mobile applications and even building his own homebrew phone, years before iPhone and Android launched. As a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems he wrote the best-selling “Sun Performance and Tuning” book and was chief architect for High Performance Technical Computing.

He graduated from The City University, London with a Bsc in Applied Physics and Electronics, and was named one of the top leaders in Cloud Computing in 2011 and 2012 by SearchCloudComputing magazine. He can usually be found on Twitter @adrianco.

8:40 - Wrap up and networking

Special thanks to Puppet for space and Century Link for food and drinks!

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Friday
Jul 1, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX ★ Two Year Anniversary!
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

Come celebrate our two year celebration of community & internet freedom!

Yay.

RSVP: http://meetup.com/StartupHappyHour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday
Jul 21, 2016
Beers with Engineers
10 Barrel

A monthly gathering for Portland area tech junkies. More specifically, those focused on data, emerging technology, and general IT topics. Industry vets, IT pros, nerds, geeks, tech philosoraptors, whatever.... Whether 5 or 50 this is an awesome opportunity to get together and talk shop, learn from peers, or just have some beers and a good time.

No management, No selling, No recruiting, No problems. Talking to people about your product(s) or career networking is fine but people "leeching" on the attendance isn't cool so don't do it. Industry folks with expense cards typically cover festivities but this isn't a "sponsored" event and we don't intend to turn BwE into "powerpoint parties". Venue will be dynamic alternating between locations and if group size demands we'll book a location to support.

If you're new to the group or haven't been out in a while we're a pretty dynamic crowd and always have a lot of fun.

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Friday
Aug 5, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Sunday
Aug 21, 2016
Collective Eye Films Presents: Big Dream at The Hollywood Theatre
The Hollywood Theatre

Collective Eye Films and the Hollywood Theatre present the film Big Dream, a film that promotes women and girls to pursue their dreams in the Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology fields.

Big Dream follows the intimate stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing & engineering (STEM) fields. Through video diaries and verité moments, each of these girls defy the stereotype of what it means to be an over achieving woman in the fields of technology. From small town Iowa to the busy streets of the Middle East, Big Dream immerses viewers in a world designed by the next generation of girls. Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/145552629

Join the filmmaker and industry professionals from ChickTech and PDXWIT after the event for a conversation about taking initiative to build girls' confidence in their capabilities and the importance of gender diversity in STEM fields.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/506175236260505/

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Friday
Sep 2, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a monthly party for the Portland startup scene.

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Wednesday
Sep 7, 2016
Neurogeeks kick off event
NedSpace Broadway

Are you interested in the brain, the mind, and the intersection of neuroscience and cognitive psychology? We're in an amazing time of starting to understand some of the ways the brain works. Join us for a few videos and discussion about some of the most interesting new developments. Let's build a community of Neurogeeks here in Oregon!

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Wednesday
Sep 14, 2016
Breach, Incident, or Spill: Your Compliance Requirements
The Eliot Center

If you use technology in your day to day operations (and who doesn't), join us on the morning of Wednesday, September 14th for our third of four events on mitigating the risks of business impacts through cybersecurity. Attendance of all 4 events is not required, so we encourage all IT professionals to join us on September 14th!

Cyber security incident management isn't just about a technical response to a breach or spill. Almost every business and government entity handles and stores regulated data and are subject to a complex tapestry of compliance requirements.

Understanding the nuance between events, incidents and breaches is key.

This Technology Leadership event explores incident response focused on compliance reporting. Subject matter experts from RADAR will engage attendees in: -Assessing an incident and the need for compliance reporting -Dinstinguishing between security and privacy incidents -Key components in building a culture of compliance into your organization's incident response

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Saturday
Sep 17, 2016
2-day workshop: Advanced Redux/Async
through Epicodus

Image Logo - Advanced Redux: A 2-day workshop from Real World React

Note: this is a paid event. You can purchase tickets at https://universe.com/advancedredux

You've learned React, and are excited about building robust, scalable applications. But at some point your application is going to become too complex for React to handle on its own. How do you effectively manage each component and their states? Enter Redux.

Redux has fast become the architecture of choice for building scalable applications with JavaScript and React. It will help you to better organize your application and make state mutations more predictable and transparent.

In this advanced workshop, FreeCodeCamp CTO Berkeley Martinez will help you to take your development skills to the next level.

What you will learn

Saturday - Sunday:

  • Using Redux Middleware
  • Managing Asynchronicity
  • Dispatching Thunks and Promises
  • Using Redux with RxJS Observables
  • Analytics with Redux
  • Server Side Rendering using RxJS Observables

What we will build

We will apply the principles above as we build a social e-commerce app, complete with:

  • Search and Filtering
  • User authentication
  • Likes
  • Follows
  • Shopping Cart

Your Instructor

Berkeley Martinez, CTO of FreeCodeCamp.com

An image of Berkeley Martinez

Berkeley is the CTO of freecodecamp.com, a free online community for learning full-stack web development where students garner real-world experience by engineering solutions for nonprofit companies. He has been programming with React for over two years, and is the author of Redux-Epic, a library built to do better async and server-side rendering in React with RxJS Observables. He is also the co-organizer of the San Francisco-based Meetup group Real World React, which features talks and workshops on using React in real-world, production applications. As an instructor at Real World React, he consults individuals and businesses looking to become experts in React, Redux, and other tools in the ecosystem.

Prerequisites

  • Familiar with React.js
  • Understands fundamentals of Redux
  • Comfortable with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiar with ES6 Syntax (not an exhaustive list)
    • Arrow Function syntax
    • Spread/Rest
      • And using them to change objects/arrays without mutation (immutable methods)
    • Promises
    • Class syntax
    • Module syntax
  • Comfortable with the command line & NPM
  • Comfortable building with React and React-Router
  • Comfortable with the concepts of functional programming.

Pre-class Resources

  • Follow the link above to the event website -- Calagator limits the amount of links we can post

Your Organizer

Real World React is an SF-based organization that features talks, meetups, and workshops on using React & Redux in real-world, production applications.

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Monday
Sep 19, 2016
Health Technology Forum - Portland
Park Square Office Building, 100 SW Market St, Portland, OR (SW Market and SW 1st)

The Health Technology Forum (HTF) promotes the intersection of health care and technology by connecting people worldwide who have common interest in making health care better, more accessible and affordable for everyone.

The the inaugural meeting of the Portland chapter will take place on Monday, September 19. Anyone with an interest in health and technology is welcome.

The meeting will include an introduction to HTF and brief discussion. HTF's founder and CEO Pronoy Saha will be joining us. More information about HTF can be found at http://healthtechnologyforum.com

Register for the event at ... https://www.meetup.com/HealthTechnologyForum-Portland

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Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016
Want more for your startup? Learn how Techstars Seattle can help you do more faster!
CENTRL Office

Interested in the local startup ecosystem and how to do more faster? Join Techstars Seattle, PIE, and local entrepreneurs for a night of networking and learning about Techstars' 3 month entrepreneurship bootcamp. Hear how some of Portland's own Techstars alumni got started, where they failed, and what made them successful.

Agenda:

6:00 pm Registration

6:30 pm Panel

Moderator: Chris DeVore, Managing Director, Techstars Seattle Panelists: Brad Heller, Reflect; JR Storment, Cloudability

7:30 pm Networking

8:00 pm Event close

Want to meet one-on-one with Chris DeVore, Managing Director before the event? Sign up for office hours: https://tsseattlepdxofficehours.youcanbook.me/. Space is limited!

Want to apply to Techstars Seattle? Application close October 15! Learn more at the event or the application process by contacting Jaren Schwartz at [email protected].

RSVP for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/want-more-for-your-startup-learn-how-techstars-seattle-can-help-tickets-27075228738

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Thursday
Oct 20, 2016
Beers with Engineers
10 Barrel

A monthly gathering for Portland area tech junkies. More specifically, those focused on data, emerging technology, and general IT topics. Industry vets, IT pros, nerds, geeks, tech philosoraptors, whatever.... Whether 5 or 50 this is an awesome opportunity to get together and talk shop, learn from peers, or just have some beers and a good time.

No management, No selling, No recruiting, No problems. Talking to people about your product(s) or career networking is fine but people "leeching" on the attendance isn't cool so don't do it. Industry folks with expense cards typically cover festivities but this isn't a "sponsored" event and we don't intend to turn BwE into "powerpoint parties". Venue will be dynamic alternating between locations and if group size demands we'll book a location to support.

If you're new to the group or haven't been out in a while we're a pretty dynamic crowd and always have a lot of fun.

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Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Nov 17, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Monday
Nov 21, 2016
Community Hour[s] - Portland Community Hour[s] at CENTRL Office Eastside
CENTRL Office Eastside

Built Oregon, PIE, and Silicon Florist would like to invite you to Community Hour[s], our ongoing gathering for all the people who make up the entrepreneurial fabric in our community. There is no agenda, panel, or discussion. It’s a time to relax and network with old friends and new connections. 

As much as we all love technology, relationships are built through personal connections and shared stories. So we hope you’ll join us for a few minutes — or a couple of hours.

As always, Community Hour[s] are graciously hosted by CENTRL Office.

See you there!

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Thursday
Dec 15, 2016
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Monday
Dec 19, 2016
PDXWIT Presents Love is Art: What Now?
Mozilla

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-presents-love-is-art-what-now-tickets-29583802951

PDX Women in Tech is and always will be an inclusive and supportive organization. As a result of the recent Presidential election, many of our members raised their fears and concerns regarding what negative impacts may arise in our communities, cities and nation. We are coming together to create art inspired by inclusion and love, while we discuss what's next, including how we can organize ourselves to provide support for those that need it.

We will kick off the event at 5pm with food and Meg Aul, the PDXWIT Event Activities Director, will begin the art project. Megan Bigelow will lead the discussion beginning at 5:30. Feel free to arrive at anytime.

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
Jan 5
PDXWIT Yoga and Mindfulness to Reboot in a High Tech World
Momemtum Studio

RSVP here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-yoga-and-mindfulness-to-reboot-in-a-high-tech-world-tickets-28504083481

Make 2017 a year to connect with a more vibrant YOU!

You work and live in a busy world which can elevate emotional and physical distress signals in your body and create feelings of stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. This yoga and mindfulness event will give you simple, everyday tools to remain open and receptive to your immediate experience so you feel more calm, organized, and focused in all aspects of your life.

Come prepared to practice a light yoga and meditation session with Kimi Marin to discuss tips on how to stay mindful in your daily life. We'll conclude the workshop with an opportunity to socialize with other women in tech in a relaxing and supportive environment.

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
Jan 19
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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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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Wednesday
Feb 1
PDXWIT Higher Ed & Tech team up to promote diversity and inclusion
Reed College

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdxwit-higher-ed-tech-team-up-to-promote-diversity-and-inclusion-tickets-30225838296

Colleges and universities in the Portland area are great places to work, and higher education has a lot of jobs in tech and related fields. With over 1500 positions across institutions in the PDX metro area, higher ed offers a wealth of opportunities for folks in tech.

Join PDXWIT and Reed College for a tech networking and learning event. Our focus is on information sharing for women and people of other genders generally underrepresented in the tech field. All allies are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Reed community supports individuals with identities from across the spectrum. A significant part of that support involves actively combating racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ableism, and all forms of oppression and marginalization.

Kristina King and Marianne Colgrove are the organizers for the event, which will feature: - Welcome & Introduction to Reed College Happy hour and networking Lightning round talks, including: Tech opportunities in higher ed (jobs and more) (Marianne Colgrove, Deputy CIO, Reed College) - Teaching (with) technology (Kristin Bott, Associate Director of Instructional Technology Services, Reed College) - How bringing our authentic selves to the workplace is part and parcel of increasing diversity in tech (Kathy Lee, Windows Software Developer) - Servant Leadership in Times of Distress: Cherishing Uncertainty in a Black and White World (Marie Daniels, Owner at Me Out Loud, LLC) - How to network in higher ed (Michelle Valintis, Director of Human Resources, Reed College) - More practice! kick off more networking

The Reed community supports individuals with identities from across the spectrum. A significant part of that support involves actively combating racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, religious intolerance, ableism, and all forms of oppression and marginalization.

Note:

-All parking at Reed is free and no permit is required. The closest parking is the West Lot on SE 28th between Woodstock and Steele. Getting to Reed http://www.reed.edu/getting-to-reed.html - Kaul is building 23 on this map of campus:https://www.reed.edu/facilities_services/downloads/MapPrintColor.pdf

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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Saturday
Feb 4
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Presents A Woman-focused Code Retreat
The Tech Academy

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-presents-a-woman-focused-code-retreat-tickets-29987640841

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. Tanya Crenshaw and Jean Richardson 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 October, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and come along. In response to feedback from the last session, we’ll be starting at 9am this time. Yes, we listen.

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
Feb 9
Urban Tech Jobs Open Information Session
Urban League of Portland

Interested in a job in the tech industry?

The Urban Tech Jobs Program provides: - Free classes & training - Career coaching - Choice in preferred technology training program from Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, and others - Paid on-the-job training - Connections with local employers

Program Eligibility: - At least 18 years of age - Long-term unemployed or underemployed (lost full time job over 27 weeks ago) - High school diploma or GED

Come to the information session to learn more - open to the public! No registration is required.

We are accepting applications through mid-February so come to learn more about the program and learn about how to apply!!

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Thursday
Feb 16
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Tuesday
Feb 21
PDXAUX Accessibility & technology: demo and discussion with vision-impaired users
Puppet

PDXAUX learns from Angel Chesimet and other blind end users while they demonstrate how they use every day technology, including websites, phones, apps, etc. They will discuss what works for them and what doesn't.

Demonstrations of use of screen readers, braille display, texting, gps, apps, OCR readers and applications, and everyday uses.

We will begin the evening with social time and then the presentation at 7pm so there is plenty of time for Q&A, discussion and a bit of networking/wrap-up at the end.

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Thursday
Feb 23
LaunchCode's LC101 Info Session
PCC - Climb Center

LC101 is a FREE 20-week intensive coding course designed to give students the skills that they need to pursue a career in tech. This event is the info session about this course if you are intrigued to learn more...

Apply to course - launchcode.org/lc101

Application deadline: Thursday, March 23

Details about the course:

Where: CLIMB Center - PCC
When: Monday/Thursday nights -- starts April 17th Time: 6-9pm Cost: FREE.

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Tuesday
Feb 28
Evan Thomas Presents PSU's SWEETLab (Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies)
Park Square Office Building, 100 SW Market St, Portland, OR

Please join us for dinner, networking and a presentation by Evan Thomas, Director of PSU's SWEETLab.

Evan A Thomas, PhD, PE, MPH is an Associate Professor and Director of the Sweet (Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies) Laboratory, and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University.

The SweetLab develops and implements cellular and satellite based "Internet of Things" sensor technologies designed to improve the collection of, and action on, data in global health programs. We deploy and study high efficiency cookstoves, water pumps, household water filters, sanitation systems, pedestrian footbridges and other developing world appropriate technologies. The SweetLab has projects in India, Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Haiti and other countries.

Before the presentation, we'll have food and drinks and a chance to interact with attendees and speakers.

Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 Networking and reception with food and drinks

6:30 - 7:30 Presentation and Q&A

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meeting!

The Health Technology Forum (HTF) is a global organization dedicated to improving access to affordable health care through the development and adoption of innovative technologies.

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Tuesday
Mar 14
LC 101 Office Hours with LaunchCode
CENTRL Office Eastside

Want to launch a career in tech? To start on this path, you need the right training. With so many options available to learn skills it can be hard to know where to start.

LaunchCode has developed a curriculum providing you with world-class resources to put you on the path to obtaining a job in tech. Informed by LaunchCode’s successful apprenticeship program, we developed this course to teach you the skills that are in high demand within the tech community. To help you succeed in this rigorous course, LC 101 provides a supportive classroom environment with in-person mentoring from instructors, teaching fellows, and local developers.

Trying to decide if LC101 is right for you? We've got you covered.

Come by our office hours on Tuesday, March 14. Get all the details, ask any questions of our Portland LaunchCode staff, and generally find out how awesome an opportunity this is!

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Thursday
Mar 16
Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Wednesday
Mar 29
LaunchCode Portland Speaker Panel: Onboarding & Mentoring New Tech
CENTRL Office Eastside

Onboarding and mentoring is important with any new member of your team, but especially so with those who are new to the industry. Successful support and mentorship enables new engineers and developers to contribute to your team’s success as quickly as possible. Both existing and new employees benefit from the increased employee satisfaction and retention through mentoring.

Our panel of seasoned mentors and managers will share lessons learned while mentoring new tech talent as well as engage in a Q&A session. LaunchCode staff will be on hand to explain our apprenticeship and job placement program and answer any questions on how to find your next great tech hire through LaunchCode.

Top Benefits - Enable new engineers and developers to contribute to company success faster - Improve satisfaction and retention of both existing and new employees - Create better relationships and community within your teams

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Saturday
Apr 8
Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Intel Jones Farm Campus (JFCC Auditorium)

The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology.

The 2017 conference will focus on Internet Security in Our Evolving World. Our mission is to encourage women to pursue and build successful careers in computing and technology by improving their educational experience and engagement with industry leaders. With less than 30% of STEM jobs filled by women, the industry is lacking full representation of the world’s views. This lack of diversity inhibits industry’s innovation potential. Our effort recognizes and empowers women who are part of the computing industry and celebrates all who are supporters of them.

If you are the following, then you would want to come:

College professionals, Industry leaders, Tech job seekers, STEM/Technology leaders, Thought leaders, Professors, Teachers, High School STEM students (must be accompanied by guardian), Register for the event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwrwic-2017-tickets-27733352203,

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Tuesday
Apr 11
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup - Accessibility for Developers with Joe & Bruce
Puppet

Let's follow the life cycle of an accessibility bug. Joe Watkins will guide us on a developer-oriented exploration of how these bugs hatch, mature, multiply, and — most importantly — how these pesky critters can be squashed. Come join in the moderated Q&A.

We will begin the evening with social time and then the presentation at 6:30 so there is plenty of time for Q&A, discussion and a bit of networking/wrap-up at the end.

Presenter: Joe Watkins is an Accessibility Consultant with Simply Accessible. Joe has a passion for the web and working with others to make it more usable for everyone.

Moderator: Bruce Elgort is an instructor in the web development program at Clark College. He emphasizes accessibility from day 1 in all of his classes. Bruce is also a low vision user who himself relies on accessibility with his day-to-day activities.

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Thursday
Apr 20
Portland ISSA Cloud Symposium
Nike Victory (EDO)

Please join ISSA Portland April Symposium presenting the topic of: Cloud Security Symposium

You can register at the link below until end of day Tuesday April 18, 2017 for the early registration pricing.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/issa-portland-april-2017-cloud-security-symposium-tickets-33123690851?ref=ecal

Space is limited, so please register soon.

When: Thursday – April 20, 2017 – 8:30am to 1:30pm

Agenda:

8:30am – Doors open 9 AM – Case Study: Implementing CASB @ Deloitte Paul Sukhu, Senior Manager | Cyber Risk Services
10 AM – Cloud Automation & Security Bots - DivvyCloud - Jeremy Snyder
11AM - Container Security – Twistlock - Joshua Thorngren 12-12:30 PM – Lunch Is Served 12:30-1:30 PM – Micros-Segmentation (Speaker TBD)

Where:

Nike Victory (EDO) 15475 SW Koll Pkwy Beaverton, OR 97006

Price: The chapter meeting is subsidized by chapter memberships and sponsors. There is a nominal fee of $10 (member) or $25 (non-member) for preregistered attendees. Walk in attendee’s are welcome but will be charged $30 at the door. If you wish to become a member, please visit http://portland.issa.org/join-issa-portland/ for additional details.

CPEs: The chapter maintains proof of attendance for members but it is the member’s responsibility to ensure that these CPE's are credited to their respective accounts. This luncheon will offer 1 CPE per hour of attendance.

Chapter Sponsors: ISSA Portland would like to thank our program sponsors, who help make high quality programs like this possible.

Platinum Sponsor: Vectra GOLD Sponsor: Optiv, Tenable, Netskope SILVER Sponsor: FireEye, RiskIQ, OBS

Additional information can be found on our website at: http://portland.issa.org/

Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Thursday
Apr 27
Are There Dangers to Consciousness Hacking?
Shut Up and Eat

What are the risks of consciousness raising? Consciousness raising is usually a good experience and it might be tempting to pursue without considering the consequences. In this meetup, we will use the Lean Coffee format to discuss aspects of consciousness raising, including:

• What do you see as the benefits of CH? What about the costs?

• How do you experience NOSC?

• Have you used technology to increase your awareness? If so, what have you used? What was your experience?

• Have you used other methods (non-technological) to increase your awareness?

• The CH movement is focused on technologies that raise/alter consciousness. What would you include in this area? Are there consciousness-raising techniques you’d like to include, even if they aren’t related to technology?

What is the Lean Coffee discussion format? Check out the Lean Coffee website here.

In this discussion, participants set the agenda. Our last 2 meetups have generated vibrant discussions of consciousness hacking, what it is, and how it works. Tonight we want to personalize it. How does it work in your life? Are there any methods you want to try? What consciousness-raising topics would you like to discuss tonight? Are there other topics you’d like to learn more about in the future?

Come join us, meet other Consciousness Hackers, and have a tasty dinner at Shut Up and Eat.

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Wednesday
May 3
PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Quarterly Seasoned Women in Tech Meetup
Ruby Receptionists

**Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE**

Are you a woman with 25 or more years of experience working in technology? 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.

Join us at the Ruby Receptionists office in Portland. The agenda is to help us further ground this new group in our third hosted meeting, organized by Jean Richardson.

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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Portland SaaS Founders - Customer Acquisition Strategies for SaaS
US Custom House / WeWork

Acquiring customers for our SaaS companies is arguably one of the most difficult challenges we face. We need to figure it out what works and what doesn't work, and we need to do it before the money runs out.


In this Meetup we'll discuss:

• The marketing strategies that are working for us, and the ones that didn't.


• Lessons we learned taking our products to market.

• Paid vs organic marketing channels: which ones are best for every stage of growth.

• How we've identified our most profitable market segments and how we're providing value to them.


• Social media, search engine marketing, PR and advertising. Pros and cons of each channel, and which ones are right for us.


Coffee, tea and draft beer will be provided. Come hang out with other SaaS founders and share your story!

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Thursday
May 18
PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Happy Hour Networking Event
Urban Studio

** Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE **

Join us for happy hour at Urban Studio, sponsored by Lyft and in partnership with Tech Ladies!

As a woman-focused community, we’ve decided it is no longer enough for our support of other underrepresented groups to be implied. This month, we’ve decided it is time to focus on the interconnectedness of the various social categorizations and dedicate the theme of this event to “Intersectionality,” with a conversation starter of “What’s a recent book, writer or film that has changed your perspective?”

While the event is primarily intended for networking, we will have a short segment at 5:30 to share important announcements and showcase two women from Lyft!

Introduction to Lyft, including what they do and what job opportunities are available!

Lita Cho, Senior Software Engineer at Lyft, will talk to us about how intersectionality has been woven into the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Janani Sundarrajan, Software Engineer at Lyft, will talk about Lyft’s progressive Gender Inclusion and Affirmation policy which was recently released.

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 forMeg Aul, our Event Activities Director.

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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CANCELED: Startup Happy Hour PDX
Commons Brewery

Startup Happy Hour PDX is a happy hour for Portland startups.

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Wednesday
Jun 7
Usability & the User Experience
CENTRL Office

Interested in learning skills and tactics for understanding and designing User Experiences? Join LaunchCode and UX Night School's Principal Instigator, Amelia Abreu for an evening of learning all about these crucial details that can make or break your work.

We'll have snacks, beverages, and a hands-on usability audit exercise to work through together. Bring your UX questions and quandaries, and we'll sketch, socialize, and catch up.

While you're here, learn more about UX Night School's course offerings and how to hire apprentices with LaunchCode.

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Thursday
Jun 8
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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Friday
Jun 9
New Social Entanglements: Mixed Realities Tech Summit
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

This summit explores the social ramifications, opportunities, and trajectories of these new immersive technologies through the lens of art, research, and design. It brings together artists, technologists, designers, and social thinkers for a day of talks, demonstrations, and experiences. It is intended to break open the conversation and tease out distinctions amongst these various realities and how these intersect and mesh with the body social.

Price:

FREE but tickets are limited. Register at Brown Paper Tickets

Agenda

  • 9:30-10:30a Coffee + pastries + demos
  • 10:30-11:45a session 1
    • Tawny Schlieski - Challenge + Importance of Diversity in VR
    • Stephanie Mendoza - Shapeshifter Culture
    • Donna Davis - Diversity Access Gaps and Benefits for Work
    • Jamie Sherman - VR for diversity: working with NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism
  • 11:45-1:00p lunch (independent recommend Pine St Mkt - nearby food court)
  • 1:00-2:15p session 2
    • Matt Henderson - VR social experiments and the emerging Metafesto
    • Jeremy Rotsztain - Mantissa: an historic cinema project
    • David Reuter - Site specific VR 3d worlds and headsets
    • Theo Downes-LeGuin - Exhibition design for new technologies
  • 2:30-4:00p session 3
    • Amy Hillman - Creating Shared Holographic Experiences
    • John Sherry - Intel Research on immersive experiences
    • Reese Bowes - Consilience: presence and affordance in art
    • U of O Art and Technology: advanced student projects
  • 4:00-5:30p Demos, hors d'oeuvres, and schmoozing
  • 5:30-6:30p Interactive performance - harmonic laboratory (http://harmoniclab.org/intermedia/)
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DEADLINE: 1776 Challenge Cup Portland applications due
through Virtual Meeting

A global competition for the world’s most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes.

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Tuesday
Jun 13
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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Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDXAUX) - Collaborate with us on our open source project!
Puppet

We’re having a work sprint with accessibility in mind. Come share your knowledge!

We are compiling a guide to help ourselves and others bring websites and web and mobile apps to an accessible state. We will have fun and interactive exercises, plus some individual tasks for people to work on.

How will the session work?

Bring a laptop, log in to the gitbook, and add a chapter!

Pick a topic you know and share tips,

Tell a story about your experiences - good and bad - with bringing accessibility to the products you work on, or pick an aspect of implementing accessibility that has puzzled you (like, accessible alert colors), do a little research online and share your results!

What this is:

Shared perspectives, stories and tips from all parts of an organization - UX, development, product and others

What this is not:

A replacement for WCAG AA guidelines

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Saturday
Jun 24
Kaggle Session
Hillsboro Public Library

Do you want to start using Kaggle? Why not learn as a group? I'll share the basics and an example how to start the competition "Titanic - Machine Learning from Disaster".

The second half of our session, we'll experiment with our open idea session. The winner will be awarded Innovator of the week. The winner has the highest potential to be added to our next session.

Here is the link to my transcript and video links. Enjoy! https://portlanddatascience.wixsite.com/home/single-post/2017/06/19/Kaggle-Session

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Thursday
Jul 6
1776 Challenge Cup Portland
Revolution Hall

Join PIE, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, on July 6, 2017 for Challenge Cup Portland where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round of Challenge Cup!

Challenge Cup is a worldwide tournament for the most promising, innovative startups to win prizes, make connections, and share their vision on a global stage. This year, 1776 is partnering with 75 cities to host Challenge Cup Local events, and PIE is excited to host the competition for Portland's top startups!

One winner will advance with a free trip to the Global Finals at Challenge Festival in New York City from November 13-17, 2017. There, the finalists will compete for the grand prizes as well as spend time with the investors, customers, media and other key connections that can help them succeed on a global scale.

Interested in attending Challenge Cup Portland? RSVP today to see startups from your area in action!

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Saturday
Jul 15
Python Basics and Kaggle Titanic Part Duex
Hillsboro Public Library

We had many volunteers to talk about Python. We'll share the basics, Logistic Regression, and how to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition.

We'll have a few lightning talks then an open session for new topics.

You are welcome to join us and share your knowledge!

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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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Tuesday
Jul 18
Network #LikeABoss
WeWork Custom House

Network #LikeABoss (AKA, How To Just Be You While Meeting People)

Is networking a real drag for you? Does it feel nothing but fake and stiff? Do you picture busy rooms and sweaty handshakes? Let us change your mind! Networking encompasses so much more and includes many unique ways to manage the journey. It’s time to assess, discuss, and then act to make networking more comfortable, more successful, and more like you.

Brought to you by LaunchCode and WeWork, this workshop will discuss the attributes of AUTHENTIC networking and you will walk away with immediately actionable ideas to help empower yourself. Make your network contribute to both your net worth and your fun quota.

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Wednesday
Jul 19
Meet, Greet & Show Your Stuff: You Might Just Meet Your New Tech Team
CENTRL Office

Come mix and mingle with Portland's tech community at this casual networking event! LaunchCode Apprentice candidates and students will display and discuss their projects and their career paths.

Employers, this is a great chance to meet some gritty, smart, and determined future team members.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Bring your business cards — some lucky attendees will win some sweet LC swag!

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Friday
Jul 21
Digital Construction Summit
White Stag Block (University of Oregon)

9 AM Doors Open – Coffee 9:30 AM Welcome Greg Howes, Lead Organizer – AEC Hackathon Portland Damon Hernandez, Founder and Executive Director, AEC Hackathon Innovation and the Technology Industry in Oregon Skip Newberry, President and CEO, Technology Association of Oregon Senator Merkley, Senator for Oregon – invited. 10:00 AM Keynote 1: The Future of Design and Making Greg Fallon, Autodesk VP of Simulation 10:50 AM Keynote 2: Renewing the Built Environment with Hackathons and Startups, Collaborative Open Data-Driven Ecosystems for the Built Environment – Connecting Innovators in Oregon, Finland and the world. Teemu Lehtinen, Aalto University, Finland, and Stanford. Chief Digital Officer of the Finnish KIRA-digi project; Digital Transformation within the Real Estate and Construction sectors in Finland. Teemu is the local lead for the AEC Hackathons in Finland and has organized 3 AEC Hackathons and numerous related events. 11.30AM COFFEE 11:45 AM Oregon Cleantech, Advanced Wood Products and Startups Johanna Brickman, Director of Collaborative Innovation, OregonBest 12:00 PM Future Trends Shaping AEC Randall Newton, Consilia Vektor 12.20PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Making Oregon a leader in Digital Construction, Timber Technologies and Immersive Design Greg Howes, Lead Organizer AEC Hackathon Portland, CutMyTimber, IDEAbuilder, Digital Fabrication Network. 1:10 PM Framework, the tallest contemporary wood building in the US – technology’s role in its development Thomas Robinson, Founding Principal, Lever Architecture 1:40 PM The Cutting-Edge in integrating technologies in Design, Manufacturing and Building. Stefan Schneider, Founder and President, CutMyTimber 2:00 PM Spanning Architecture and Manufacturing to produce Digitally-fabricated Timber Nancy Cheng, University of Oregon Department of Architecture, School of Design 2:20 PM R & D from Studio and Applied Research Perspectives Iain Macdonald, Associate Director, TallWood Design Institute at OSU and Judith Sheine, Head of Department of Architecture at University of Oregon 3PM COFFEE 3:20PM Robotics and Digital Fabrication in Architecture – Future Vision Andrew Tsay Jacobs, Perkins and Will – invited 3:45PM Construction, Technology and Innovation Dale Stenning, Operations Manager, Hoffman Construction 4:10PM The Exciting Future of Technology and Timber Manufacturing in Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici 4:20 PM Merged Reality with Intel Rick Blacker, Developer Evangelist, Intel Corporation – invited 4:40PM BEER AND WINE RECEPTION 6 PM AEC Hackathon PDX Begins!

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Saturday
Jul 22
Open Ideas in Data Science
Hillsboro Public Library

Do you want to learn Python Pandas and Machine Learning? Check out our group. We're just getting started with the Titanic competition. Find out you can solve a real world Kaggle problem with Python and Machine Learning.

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new hot topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Jul 29
Python Machine Learning Titanic Kaggle
Hillsboro Public Library

All aboard the Titanic. Your task, if you choose to accept it, pick a character on the Titanic. Then, you must build a machine algorithm to predict if you survived.

Now that you are afraid of dying, what's the best way to predict your survivorship?

Python Pandas and Numpy. If you want to learn how to build a machine learning algorithm check us out next Saturday at 1 pm in the Hillsboro Brookwood Library. We be using the Kaggle dataset to build our code.

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Saturday
Aug 12
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

We had several new college students join us last week. We had a new idea to help college students with open data. Bring your college problems and we can help brainstorm how to help.

Did you know the top skill people want to learn is a language? How about a programming language like Python? Python is very powerful in Machine Learning. Check out our group on Saturday's at 1 PM.

We're working together to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition. Find out how you can learn Python and Machine Learning very easily and quickly.

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Tuesday
Aug 15
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDXAUX) - Plain Language & Accessibility with Whitney & Katney
CrowdCompass

Plain Language is important for content creators, but it applies to UXers and developers, as well. At first glance, Plain Language is about making content more accessible to people with traumatic brain injury, cognitive impairments, dyslexia, etc. But Plain Language is about more than reaching people with medical disabilities. 

Plain Language is about getting your message through to people who aren’t good readers, people who need glasses but don’t have them for a variety of reasons, rushed readers who are skimming content on their mobile phones, etc. Committing to Plain Language means you are writing so that everybody has a fighting chance! 

Tonight we are joined remotely by national speaker, Whitney Quesenbery, and in person with Portland expert, Katney Bair, as they share their expertise. Join us and learn techniques for how to clarify your writing! 

Lineup/Agenda: 

• 6:00 gather/networking

• 6:30 presentation begins

• Katney will start us off by looking at what is Plain Language, exploring the business side and the numbers.

• Whitney will share her experience including usability testing with Plain Language. 

• 8:00 presentations wrap-up, time for Q&A and conversation

• 8-8:30 closing/networking

Katney Bair

Katney is the principal consultant at Pretty Plain, a communications company specializing in public information. Pretty Plain's communication services combine copywriting, graphic design and project management. Clients include government agencies, medical centers, health insurance companies, small businesses, public schools, universities and non-profit organizations. Katney’s deep experience in all areas of marketing and communications, along with her Plain Writing expertise, help her craft clear messaging that effectively reaches different groups across different platforms. 

Whitney Quesenbery

Whitney has written three books - A Web for Everyone, Storytelling for User Experience, and Global UX - to help practitioners keep users in mind throughout the creative process.  Whitney’s work in Plain Language started with the guide to the first LaserJet 4 and has continued through projects at organizations like the National Cancer Institute and The Open University in the UK. Now, most of her work aims to help voters understand how to participate in democracy from options for voting to making decisions about ballot choices. Maybe the right to understand is a civil right!


CrowdCompass is our event host, review their accessibility information and let us know if you have questions! 

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Saturday
Aug 19
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Did you know the top skill people want to learn is a language? How about a programming language like Python? Python is very powerful in Machine Learning. Check out our group on Saturday's at 1 PM.

We're working together to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition. Find out how you can learn Python and Machine Learning very easily and quickly.

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

We have had a wonderful turnout of college students. It would be great to help with your projects. Please bring stop by and check us out.

Did you know the top skill people want to learn is a language? How about a programming language like Python? Python is very powerful in Machine Learning. Check out our group on Saturday's at 1 PM.

We're working together to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition. Find out how you can learn Python and Machine Learning very easily and quickly.

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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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:

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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Saturday
Aug 26
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn Python the Machine Learning Language?

or

Did you know MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database? How interesting would it be if you could see it on a Raspberry Pi?

or

How about the schema of Stack Exchange the extremely useful site for stack overflow? Here is a link to Matt's presentation.

We have three excellent presentations this week. At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Matt SQL Project 1:10 - 1:35 PM Michael Raspberry Pi & Mongo 1:35 - 2:00 PM Garrett Python 2:00 - 2:20 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 2:20 - 2:30 PM

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Monday
Aug 28
Women Talking Tech
AppNexus 711 SW Alder Street Suite 400 Portland, OR 97205

Introducing PDX's latest tech meetup - Women Talking Tech :heart:

So many of us are building really cool shit at work and in the community - let's share, recognize and applaud our badassery. Through this WTT series, we aim to perpetuate the technical learning and teaching component within our industry. Partnering with local WIT communities we'll meet monthly for 1-2 lightning talks, Q&A, a break, a keynote closer, and more Q&A. Oh, and food/drink. Curated for a technical audience compromised of but not limited to women, transgender and non binary friends.

Community Partner: Lesbians Who Tech

Katie Hughes: Learn you a Hask/Elm For Great Javascript

Alison Stump: Building CSS for React Components with Modular ITCSS

Kris Nova: Explore the under developed and highly important layer of infrastructure underneath cloud native tooling like Kubernetes. We take a technical deep dive into kubicorn, and show how easy it is to get an application up and running with kubicorn: https://github.com/kris-nova/kubicorn

*Katie is a pun loving web developer at AppNexus, a casual comic book reader, and is hyped af for fall. @katieslynnh

*Alison - coming soon

*Kris is a Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft. She likes unicorns, whiskey, writing distributed cloud native infrastructure tools, and kissing girls. @kris_nova

Questions/want to chat/interested in speaking at our 10/3 event? [email protected]/@appnexuseng

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Saturday
Sep 9
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Do you want to learn Python the Machine Learning Language?

Do you want to see a live demo of an Arduino robot?

How about the Stack Exchange Schema?

We're exploring all of these innovative areas all in one session. We'll share a ton of knowledge in a short amount of time. Don't miss it!

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Here's a link to my previous Python session https://youtu.be/OX2fVsKbwXg

Here's a link to our topic agenda https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15cmTfCJdwttpYEONdY-uGxMbCo7Z8_sWCKznKknGZ4k/edit?usp=sharing

Join the fun!

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Thursday
Sep 14
PMI Portland Chapter 2017 Annual Conference
through Oregon Convention Center

The PMI Portland Chapter Annual Conference, organized by the PMI Portland Chapter will take place on 14th September to 15th September 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. The conference will focus on effecting change and building leadership skills and tools, strengthening the effectiveness of delivering project results through effective methodologies. -

Early Bird Discount: SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

Keynote & Invited Speakers: Dr. Shimi Kang, Ph.D. & Skip Weisman https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-speakers

Why Attend?

Make Connections: Network with like-minded professionals. Connect with experts and influencers in the industry.

Be Inspired: Hear remarkable keynote speakers, selected not only for their expertise but for their passion and ability to inspire you towards excellence.

Learn New Skills: Benefit from nearly 20 educational sessions and Open Space Technology. Learn about the tools and resources to assist in managing your projects and leading your teams

Earn PDUs: Earn professional development units (PDUs) to help maintain your certification

Stay Current: Keep ahead of the competition and stay relevant by learning the latest trends and best practices.

Schedule & Agenda https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-schedule

Thu, 14 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Breakouts

Fri, 15 Sep: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM Keynote & Open Space

REGISTER NOW! & SAVE $50.00. Use Code: AC17CLGEB

https://pmi-portland.org/2017-ac-register/individual-registration

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BEST FEST, The Pacific NW's Premier Cleantech Innovation Conference
World Trade Center

Innovations on the frontiers of science and technology can help address the environmental challenges we face. The 2017 BEST FEST will explore how cutting edge innovations in Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Water, Natural Resources, IoT, Agriculture and Food can make a positive impact on the planet while also growing the Oregon economy. Experts from across industries in Oregon and outside the state along with entrepreneurs and university researchers will expose exciting innovations in an informative and fascinating program.

Now in its ninth year, BEST FEST brings together the doers, thinkers, and innovators working in clean technology across the region. Our signature event – known as the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference – is about learning, inspiring, networking, sharing ideas, and shaping a better, more sustainable future. BEST FEST convenes a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, investors, partners, corporates, university researchers, students, and scientists – all of whom share the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges and want to create opportunities to engage.

Early bird tickets on sale now at: https://tinyurl.com/y7mc2a28

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Saturday
Sep 16
Data Science Python Machine Learning
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn about an unmanned robotic spacecraft Cassini?

How about programming a game in Python?

What about the data scheme behind Stack Overflow?

We have three amazing topics with code to share with the group. At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm next topics and someone will be awarded innovator of the week

Here's a YouTube of the previous session on Pygame. https://youtu.be/tRCYaCWzRnU

Join the fun!

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Monday
Sep 18
Marketing Loves Sales
through The Leftbank Annex

Marketing Loves Sales is the only event where marketers can focus entirely on generating, developing, and closing marketing-led opportunities. Generate more revenue, refocus on sales, and learn from other B2B marketers. The two-day event, hosted at the beautiful Leftbank Annex in downtown Portland, brings together the top B2B marketing minds and thought leaders to share how marketing departments can better coordinate with Sales and drive revenue. Marketing Loves Sales 2017 will focus on Event Marketing, Landing Page Optimization, Sales Development, Programmatic and Social, and Search. Join us in discovering what strategies and tactics most effectively drive revenue.

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Saturday
Sep 23
Data Science Python Machine Learning Open Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Do you want to learn more about API calls to Google and Better Doctor?

How about Juno-Jupiter?

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm new ideas and the winner will be crowned innovator of the week!

Here's a YouTube of the session from the previous week. https://youtu.be/U5sdLYHeJgk

Join the fun!

Agenda Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Kimberely API calls - Google Maps, Better Doctor 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone API calls - Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Kateyln Juno-Jupiter 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Juno-Jupiter Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

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Tuesday
Sep 26
TiE Oregon 's Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Jesse Rosenzweig - Co-Founder and CTO of AWS Elemental
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Elemental Technologies is one of Portland’s biggest start-up successes. Founded in 2006, Elemental was acquired for a reported $287M just nine years later by AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services company. Along the way, Jesse Rosenzweig, and his co-founders learned a lot; some things worked out well and some things should have been done differently. Come hear Jesse speak about the lessons learned, and memorable stories along the way.

Learn more about Jesse Rosenzweig - https://www.elemental.com/about-us/leadership

Learn more about AWS Elemental - https://www.elemental.com/

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Saturday
Sep 30
Data Science Python Machine Learning Open Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn more about Data Visualization, BI, and Data Lakes?

How about more on Python Pandas and Data Frames? I'll be giving some examples of housing pricing trends.

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Here's a YouTube of the session from the previous week. https://youtu.be/U5sdLYHeJgk

Join the fun!

Agenda Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Justin Data Visualization,BI,Data Lakes 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Garrett Python 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

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Wednesday
Oct 4
Portland SaaS Founders - Developing high functioning software teams for SaaS
US Custom House / WeWork

We're all faced with the challenge of creating an awesome software product for our customers. A big part of this is having a highly functional software development team.  

In this Meetup we'll discuss:

• When to develop software in-house versus outsourcing or partnering with another software platform. Some SaaS companies utilize a mix of in-house and outsourced developers. We'll brainstorm various possible approaches.

• How do you train new developers?  What approaches have been successful and what has been a dismal failure? - Does it make sense to hire senior developers only or a mix of junior and senior developers?

• Team / project organization - Do you do daily standups? How do your organize sprints? How are deadlines established and by whom? Is your team in the same office or are some remote? What tools do you use (Slack, Trello, etc.)? With all of the bugs, feature requests, UI overhauls, when do you ship updates to the product?

• Communication and transparency - How do you speak to the rest of the team in a language everyone understands? Do you hold weekly/bi-weekly meetings to announce progress? How do you showcase new features to clients?

Coffee, tea and draft beer will be provided. Come hang out with other SaaS founders and share your story!


If there's more on this topic you would like to discuss, send us a message and we'll try and get it added to the agenda.

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Wednesday
Oct 11
Hacktoberfest PDX
New Relic

If you're looking for a way to contribute to open source, but maybe you aren't sure how to get started, then this is the meetup for you!

We'll go over finding ways to contribute to open source, and getting you from 0 to 4 by the end of the month!

Finish 4 pull requests and you'll get a t-shirt via Hacktoberfest!

Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community! Pull requests can be made in any GitHub-hosted repositories/projects. You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31.

Rules

To get a shirt, you must make four pull requests between October 1–31 in any timezone. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones we’ve highlighted. The pull request must contain commits you made yourself. Pull requests reported by maintainers as spam or that are automated will be marked as invalid and won’t count towards the shirt.

https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

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Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDXAUX) - Accessible Technology in Higher Education
CrowdCompass by Cvent

Millions of individuals interface daily with colleges and universities throughout the Northwest region, as students, employees, and members of the public. Thousands of these individuals have disabilities that impact the tools and methods they use for accessing websites and information technologies.

How are colleges and universities in Portland and throughout the Northwest region handling this challenge? What strategies are they employing internally and through procurement to ensure their websites and information technologies are accessible? What can the rest of us learn from higher education's examples?

At the October meetup, we will explore these questions including strategies for getting buy-in. Terrill Thompson from University of Washington, Kaela Parks from Portland Community College, Emiluz Lopez from CollegeNET and Gabriel Merrell from University of Oregon will share their strategies, stories and experiences in an informal conversation about IT accessibility in higher ed.

CrowdCompass is our event host. They are graciously providing refreshments for this event! Review their accessibility information and let us know if you have questions.

Lineup/Agenda:

• 6:00 gather/networking

• 6:30 panelists share their experience

• 8:00 time for Q&A and conversation

• 8-8:30 closing/networking

Our panelists:

Terrill Thompson - University of Washington

Kaela Parks - Portland Community College

Emiluz Lopez - CollegeNET

Gabriel Merrell - Oregon State University

See our Meetup page for bios on all of our presenters.

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Wednesday
Oct 25
I want to work for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (POWERED BY FREE PIZZA)
REGUS

This month at our meetup, we are featuring Russell Smith from Tenable Security.

I think this one will be exciting for all of our loyal members and newcomers equally for the following reasons:

• Tenable Security is growing quite rapidly

• Russ and his team(s) have nailed down the remote-friendly culture and they are open to hiring remote!

• The engineering team at Tenable is doing some pretty cutting-edge stuff including full automation via CI/CD, fully trusted engineering team autonomy etc. Russ is planning to share all of these details at the meetup

• Also, Russ will be our very first remote guest!!! Even though Russ lives in Sandy, about 45 minutes from downtown, we wanted to prove how successful remote collaboration can be!

• We are settling into our brand new, beautiful location at Regus - Pearl.

It will be a one of a kind, fast-paced experience from many actionable takeaways. You have our promise. And all powered by FREE PIZZA :)

Don't forget to RSVP directly on the meetup page at http://www.balki.io/meetup

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Tuesday
Nov 14
I want to work for NAVEX Global w/David Nash (powered by FREE PIZZA)!
REGUS

For November, we have David Nash as our very special guest.
This is the last meetup for the year as we will be taking a winter/holiday break in December.
So make sure you join us and learn from a Product Management legend in Portland!

Here's David's self-introduction:
"Since arriving here in ’92 from New York, Portland has been very, very good to me. Like the TV commercial says, ‘I know a few things because I’ve seen a few things’. I would add that I’ve been blessed to meet some amazing people along the way. I came here courtesy of Intel, where I worked for some 17 years, and where I had the good fortune to reinvent myself several times: from motherboards to software-video & telecom, from Intel Labs, to venture investing and internal startups, I did everything I could to try new things, soak it all in, and become versatile. After leaving Intel in 2006, I spent 10 years at ADP Dealer Services (now known as CDK Global) where we built software for Automotive Retailers & OEMs. Last October – just about 1 year ago – I had the amazing good fortune to join NAVEX Global, who provides the world’s most comprehensive Ethics & Compliance SaaS platform – and has the inspiring mission of helping organizations protect their people, reputation, and bottom line. Our mission really speaks to me because, as a Boy Scout Leader for 25 years, I care a lot about integrity and being a servant leader. In addition to networking relentlessly along the way, I’ve also followed my passion in Product Management and created ProductCamp Portland in 2012. We’re running our 7th camp in March 2018. This one will be exciting for sure. And free pizza as usual!

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Saturday
Nov 18
MS EXCEL - ADVANCED EXCEL FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS
Union Bank Tower

Want to take your career to the next level?

Practical, Hands-on Training for Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in business today. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace. Unfortunately many college students, recent grads, and professionals haven’t mastered Excel or have the adequate Excel skills employers are seeking. According to Payscale, “ 80 percent of job openings require spreadsheet and word-processing software skills. Yet so many people never even give Excel a chance because it has an intimidating stigma around it.”

If you walk through the finance or accounting department at any major corporate office, you will see computer screens filled with Excel spreadsheets outlining financial results, budgets, forecasts, and plans used to make big business decisions. Marketing and Product profesionals using Excel to list customer and sales targets; managing thier sales force and planning future marketing plans based on past results. Pivot tables to quickly and easily summarize customer and sales data by category with a quick drag-and drop. HR professionals using giant spreadsheets full of employee data and understand exactly where the costs are coming from and how to best plan and control them for the future. Supply logistic professional to manage inventory and forecasts demand. In essence, you can turn an entire department around just because you know how to manipulate data in order to get an aggregate view.

STRUCTURE OF COURSE:

Advanced functions and formulas Logical functions Conditional functions Financial functions Text functions Date functions Array formulas Lookups and data tables Using lookup functions Using MATCH and INDEX Creating data tables Advanced data management Validating cell entries Advanced filtering Advanced charting Chart formatting options Combination charts Graphical objects PivotTables and PivotCharts Working with PivotTables Rearranging PivotTables Formatting PivotTables PivotCharts Exporting and Importing Data Exporting and importing text files Getting external data Analytical Tools Goal Seek Scenarios Macros and Visual Basic Running and recording a macro Working with VBA code

BENEFITS

Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support.The ability to analyze data is a powerful skill that helps you make better decisions. Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool.

MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT

They are NOT seeing if you simply have Excel as a skill. They are diving deeping when it comes to determining which candidate to interview and hire. They look for Pivot Table, VLOOKUP, Macros, VBA, Conditional Formatting, Charting and Filtering…These are far more telling of your ability to an employer then writing Excel. Someone who writes VLOOKUP, Pivot Table, Filtering demonstrates an ability to analyse data and so has eliminated a potential barrier in the mind of the hiring manager reviewing your resume. In essence, use actual Excel functions in your Resume!

INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL

Did you know that Excel know-how can instantly increase your job prospects as well as your starting salary? Excel is a transferrable skill that any hiring manager understands is critical. Research shows job applicants who know MS Excel make $22.66 per hour on average compared to the $20.14 per hour their peers make who don’t know the program. That’s roughly an extra $20 per eight-hour workday and $100 per work week, simply for knowing how to use a single computer program. Moreover, full-time employees in certain industries can see a starting salary bump of anywhere from $1,000 to $7,000 per year based on their Excel skills. That’s not chump change you can ignore.

INSPIRING ENTREPRENEUR?

A majority 63 percent of twenty-somethings want to start their own business. How will you stay organized, track data, or forecast your finances if you’re not spreadsheet-savvy? Many millennials simply want their first job. But, what about your performance once someone hires you? The biggest complaint employers have about millennials is that they lack basic hard and soft skills.These skills include things like teamwork and problem solving, but also basic administrative skills like MS Word and Powerpoint. Once you’re hired, you want to meet the basic requirements of your role without stressing.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Martin Jetton has 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. He's currently a Principal at the Liberty Advisor Group, where he works in advanced supply chain analytics. In his previous role, he was the Senior Predictive Consultant at Corios; where he developed predictive models and scorecards, forecast trends, identify uncertainties, and assign the ideal strategies to maximize performance. The firm’s clients are in the banking, brokerage, credit, utilities and healthcare industries.

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through MS Excel; Software Engineers, Finance Professionals, HR Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

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Tuesday
Dec 5
Portland Accessibility and User Experience Meetup (PDXAUX) - End of Season Happy Hour & Brainstorm Session
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Join us at the Lucky Labrador Brew Pub on Hawthorne where we will gather to share our accessibility successes and challenges of the year and to brainstorm what kinds of topics the group is interested to see presented in 2018. 

Are you interested in helping keep our group going? We have grown a lot over the past couple years and could use your help in 2018 to help us coordinate behind the scenes. Please introduce yourself if you are interested in helping out!

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Saturday
Dec 9
Ideas Technology
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Learners,

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? This week we're going to share about patents.

We'll have a thirty-minute talk and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for ideas on upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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