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Friday
Sep 12, 2008
From Side Project to Startup
through CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The seeds for 'From Side Project to Startup' were sown at a session of early May's Bar Camp Portland. The conference generated a good amount of buzz, and brought up more questions than the time could answer.

On September 12 and 13, 'From Side Project to Startup' will focus on the resources, planning, and above all initiative needed to make idle thoughts, plots, plans, and what-ifs come to fruition.

The event is crystallized around several 'seeded' sessions, but the BarCamp-style 'unconference' sessions led by participants are the meat-and-potatoes of the weekend.

You'll notice the schedule includes a lot of 'schmooze,' snack, break and party time. With this as well as the unconference time to meet and discuss with people, it's a goal of 'From Side Project to Startup' that a network of interested startups will form to provide each other with peer support and accountability. You can do it, keep going!

As always, Legion of Tech events are free to participants, so please come share, experience, and enjoy the community we're all part of.

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Wednesday
Oct 1, 2008
WhereCamp Planning Meeting
Produce Row Cafe

A meeting to plan WhereCampPDX.

What is WhereCampPDX, you ask?

WhereCampPDX is a free unconference focusing on all things geographical. This informal meeting of minds welcomes all geo-locative enthusiasts, anyone who asks “where am I” or feels the need to “know their place”.

An unconference is a conference planned by the participants, we all convene together, plan sessions, and have break-outs into sessions. This gives everybody an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most and lets us talk about new topics that are still new and exploratory. Part of what is important to hearing new voices and getting new ideas is lowering barriers to participation - this event is free and it is driven by the participants.

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Friday
Oct 17, 2008
WhereCamp PDX
through

"Society is being transformed by new maps and new mapping technology. Our mission is to help create a free forum for people to talk about, present, explore, and learn about projects that involve place."

What is WhereCamp PDX?

WhereCampPDX is a free unconference focusing on all things geographical and cartographical. This informal meeting of minds welcomes all geo-locative enthusiasts, anyone who asks "where am I" or feels the need to "know their place".

We share a vision of a fully transparent world where data is geographically relevant and just in time.

An unconference is a conference planned by the participants, we all convene together, plan sessions, and have break-outs into sessions. This gives everybody an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most and lets us talk about new topics that are still new and exploratory. Part of what is important to hearing new voices and getting new ideas is lowering barriers to participation - this event is free and it is driven by the participants.

What kinds of people and topics will be discussed?

This event is community driven and is what you make it. It provide cross pollination between many different kinds of folks from all walks of life. Topics may include remote sensing, geoinformatics, forestry and agriculture, food chain transparency, civil engineering, emergency disaster relief, urban planning, local search, context awareness, place hacking, social cartography, citizen journalism, locative gaming, psychogeography, locative art, and beyond. Expect to participate in conversations on the nature of place as described in pixels, with rays, on paper, and by social practice!

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Sunday
Jan 11, 2009
WorldCamp/GreenCamp brainstorming session
Red and Black Cafe

Interested in seeing a sustainability-focused unconference in Portland? Come to the Red and Black and help us figure out how to make it happen.

This was originally scheduled for December 21, has been rescheduled due to snowpocalypse.

Contact klint at klintron dot com if you can't make it but are interested in the project.

Sunday
Jan 25, 2009
seecamp planning v.3
AboutUs

The third planning meeting for SEEcamp, a sustainability unconference for this upcoming spring.

Please attend if curious.

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Thursday
Aug 27, 2009
WhereCampPDX weekly planning meeting
Produce Row Cafe

A meeting to plan WhereCampPDX. All are welcomed, even if this event is new to you. We'll be at a table with a "WhereCampPDX" sign on in.

What is WhereCampPDX, you ask?

WhereCampPDX is a free unconference focusing on all things geographical. This informal meeting of minds welcomes all geo-locative enthusiasts, anyone who asks “where am I” or feels the need to “know their place”.

An unconference is a conference planned by the participants, we all convene together, plan sessions, and have break-outs into sessions. This gives everybody an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most and lets us talk about new topics that are still new and exploratory. Part of what is important to hearing new voices and getting new ideas is lowering barriers to participation - this event is free and it is driven by the participants.

Website
Friday
Oct 9, 2009
DrupalCamp PDX 2009
through NedSpace Old Town

Portland Drupal Camp will be held the weekend of October 9 - 11 at NedSpace Old Town.

Website is up with information and taking registrations, sponsorships, and sessions!

DrupalCamp PDX is a free unconference put on by the Portland Drupal User Group.

@drupalpdx on twitter

dcpdx

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EsoZone: Mutant Unconference
through Watershed PDX

EsoZone is a free "unconference" dedicated to the occulture, outsider art, and life outside the confines of consensus reality. Possible topics include:

  • Outsider Art
  • Discordia
  • SubGenius
  • The Occult
  • Satanism
  • Conspiracy Analysis
  • Life Extension
  • Intelligence Enhancement
  • Space Migration
  • Psychedelic Futurism
  • Conciousness Expansion
  • R/evolutionary Living
  • Renegade Metaphysics
  • Radical Psychotherapy
  • Aliens
  • NeoShamanism
  • Temporary Autonomous Zones
  • Body Modification
  • Alternative Sexuality
  • Fringe Culture
  • Human-Dolphin Communication
  • DIY Media
  • Cybernetics and Systems Theory
  • Pranks
  • Atheism
  • Zen
  • Martial Arts
  • Recession Hacking
  • What is an "unconference"? An event with an agenda set ad-hoc in real time by its participants. At Esozone, anything can happen. Check out the web site for more information and updates, and/or help plan the event in the forums.

    Follow @esozone for updates

    RSVP at Upcoming

    Website
    Saturday
    Oct 10, 2009
    SubGenius Devival: Cyclone of Slack (EsoZone afterparty)
    Ash Street Saloon

    CYCLONE OF SLACK is not only a night of true SubGenius mutation- it’s also the afterparty for Esozone Portland 2009, a free “unconference” dedicated to the occulture, outsider art, and life outside the confines of consensus reality.

    Website
    Tuesday
    Feb 9, 2010
    Agile Open Northwest 2010
    through Seattle Center - Northwest Rooms

    Announcing Agile Open Northwest 2010! This Agile Open Space event will be held February 9th and 10th, 2010, in the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms. Please see http://www.agileopennorthwest.org for registration information and further details.

    We invite you to our fourth annual Agile Open Northwest conference. Alternating each year between Portland and Seattle, AONW conferences bring together practicing members of the Northwest Agile communities to explore the latest developments in agile software development. We held our third annual event last year in Portland and enjoyed another great success. Registration is $125.00 for both days, including light breakfast and lunch. This low-cost regional conference is a great opportunity to connect with the local agile community, experts and novices alike.

    Please join us this year as we host 125 experienced, collaborative, committed agile practitioners from the Northwest U.S. (and beyond) in tackling the issues around our recurring theme "Agile for Real." As in past years, attendance is limited to a predetermined number in order retain the many advantages a small conference has to offer.

    Here is a comment from a previous attendee:

    "These two-day Agile Open Northwest conferences are an extremely good value. ..[Y]ou learn directly from practitioners in the agile community what works and what doesn't. I attended the first two of these conferences, they were stunningly good... loads of practical, useful stuff and stimulating discussions." -- Ian Savage, PNSQC Program Chair

    More information can be found at http://www.agileopennorthwest.org. Registration is open now. We look forward to seeing you there.

    Website
    Saturday
    Apr 17, 2010
    PDX Open Source GIS Unconference
    PSU Urban Plaza

    [Day two of] Hosted by the Portland Open Source GIS Users Group, this "unconference" will follow a 2-day traditional GIS conference, GIS In Action(GIA), which will also include some open source tracks--mostly concentrated on Thursday.

    Please register in advance at the website!

    (Changed date because it wasn't showing on the Saturday schedule.)

    Website
    Saturday
    Jul 17, 2010
    Community Leadership Summit 2010
    through

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

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

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

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

    Website
    Monday
    Jul 19, 2010
    CloudCamp PDX at OSCON
    Oregon Convention Center

    REGISTER FOR FREE AT http://www.cloudcamp.org/pdx

    CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.

    OSCON is providing CloudCamp space to run CloudCamp @OSCON during the BOF sessions Monday night. This CloudCamp will be focussed on all-things Open Source and Open Cloud. For Lightning Talks, we invite the community to submit 5 minute talks (please send proposals to [email protected]). All talks must be related to Open Source or Openness.

    The agenda for CloudCamp PDX is:

    6:30pm Registration & Networking 7:00pm Welcome & Introductions 7:15pm Lightning Talks (5 min. each) 8:00pm Proposals for Open Space 8:15pm Round 1 of Open Space. Proposed sessions: - DevOps GameDay session 9:00pm Round 2 (TBD) 10:00pm (or possibly 9:15pm) Wrap-up

    Website
    Saturday
    Sep 18, 2010
    WordCamp Portland
    through Webtrends

    WordCamp Portland is a conference for WordPress users and developers, held in Portland, Oregon. The next WordCamp Portland is on September 18-19, 2010 at WebTrends.

    Website
    Saturday
    Sep 25, 2010
    WhereCampPDX 2010
    Metro Regional Center

    Please RSVP at http://wherecamppdx10.eventbrite.com/

    WhereCampPDX is a free unconference focusing on all things geographical. This informal meeting of minds welcomes all geo-locative enthusiasts, anyone who asks “where am I” or feels the need to “know their place”.

    An unconference is a conference planned by the participants, we all convene together, plan sessions, and have break-outs into sessions. This gives everybody an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most and lets us talk about new topics that are still new and exploratory. Part of what is important to hearing new voices and getting new ideas is lowering barriers to participation – this event is free and it is driven by the participants.

    Website
    Friday
    Oct 8, 2010
    EsoZone Portland 2010 - Mutant Unconference
    through Autonomy

    EsoZone Portland 2010. Mutant unconference. Psychopomp as the wrap party. Consider what you're contributing, contact us, and stay tuned.

    Friday - 9pm til close Saturday 2pm til close Sunday 2pm til close

    Autonomy 316 Nw 4th Ave Portland, OR

    Sites:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Portland-OR/EsoZone-Portland/111937860247?ref=ts

    http://esozone.com

    Possible subject matter:

  • Outsider Art
  • Discordia
  • SubGenius
  • The Occult
  • Satanism
  • Conspiracy Analysis
  • Life Extension
  • Intelligence Enhancement
  • Space Migration
  • Psychedelic Futurism
  • Conciousness Expansion
  • R/evolutionary Living
  • Renegade Metaphysics
  • Radical Psychotherapy
  • Aliens
  • NeoShamanism
  • Temporary Autonomous Zones
  • Body Modification
  • Alternative Sexuality
  • Fringe Culture
  • Human-Dolphin Communication
  • DIY Media
  • Cybernetics and Systems Theory
  • Pranks
  • Atheism
  • Zen
  • Martial Arts
  • Recession Hacking
  • Website
    Thursday
    Mar 31, 2011
    PDX Open Source GIS Unconference Day One
    through Portland State University (PSU) - Smith Memorial Center

    Tickets here: http://pdxgeounconference11.eventbrite.com/

    This is a free Open Source Geospatial Unconference put on by the Portland OSGeo User Group. The unconference takes place the day after the GIS in Action conference and is registration is free (though we request you sign up for a ticket here to assist us in planning). The unconference will begin with registration at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided, however participants are on their own for lunch (there are numerous dining options within close proximity).

    The unconference will take place in PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union building, on the third floor, in rooms 327, 328, 329, 333, and 338. Registration in room 338 (the VanPort room). Maps of PSU Smith Memorial Student Union are available here.

    This is a participant-driven event! If you've never been to an unconference before (Portland's WhereCamp is an excellent example), the format and sessions are determined on the day of the unconference by the people attending. No idea is too big or too small.

    A hackathon is planned for Friday so check the wiki as plans materialize for this.

    Please feel free to contact the PDX OS GIS User Group (Google group) with any questions.

    More info here: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/PDX-OSGEO#Unconference_March_31st_and_April_1st.2C_2011

    Website
    Friday
    Apr 1, 2011
    PDX11 Civic Hackathon and Unconference
    Portland State University Engineering Building

    Teaser for the April 1-2 PDX11 event and hackathon. More details soon!

    Selena Deckelmann ([email protected]) is organizing.

    We will be having an evening meetup with beer and short presentations from the PDX11 groups. This will be an opportunity to meet, discuss plans for Saturday's hackathon, hear from leaders in the PDX11 community and have a beer.

    Official event page is: http://pdx11.org/node/2919

    We are currently seeking sponsors for help with food and drink.

    Also, so that we can plan for food and drink, please RSVP at: http://pdx11unconference.eventbrite.com/

    Thanks!

    Website
    Saturday
    Apr 2, 2011
    PDX11 Civic Hackathon and Unconference
    Portland State University Engineering Building

    Agenda currently is:

    9:30am Introductions and unconference planning 10am-4pm Hacking and unconference sessions 4pm - Wrapup session 5pm -> ? Evening hacking and party

    Selena Deckelmann ([email protected]) is organizing.

    The event will be in the Engineering Building at PSU, and open to the public.

    We will have 5-6 rooms in the engineering building reserved, plus the atrium.

    One room will be devoted to a Civic Hackathon. Below is the Etherpad for helping organize it and posting projects to hack on: http://etherpad.opensourcebridge.org/pdx11hackathon-april2

    Tropo is sponsoring lunch.

    We are currently seeking sponsors for help with morning coffee, afternoon coffee and evening snacks.

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

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

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

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

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

    Website
    Saturday
    Sep 17, 2011
    WordCamp Portland
    through Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

    WordCamp Portland is a conference for WordPress users and developers, held in Portland, Oregon.

    Website
    Saturday
    Oct 8, 2011
    WhereCampPDX 2011
    Metro Regional Center

    WhereCampPDX is a free unconference focusing on all things geographical. This informal meeting of minds welcomes all geo-locative enthusiasts, anyone who asks “where am I” or feels the need to “know their place”.

    An unconference is a conference planned by the participants, we all convene together, plan sessions, and have break-outs into sessions. This gives everybody an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most and lets us talk about new topics that are still new and exploratory. Part of what is important to hearing new voices and getting new ideas is lowering barriers to participation – this event is free and it is driven by the participants.

    Website
    Friday
    Nov 18, 2011
    EsoZone Portland 2011: 5th Annual Mutant Unconference
    through p:ear

    The fifth annual EsoZone Portland event will be held this weekend at p:ear, Friday evening November 18th and Saturday November 19th (see the website for schedule and location information).

    EsoZone is festival celebrating alternative culture and thought. It follows a hybrid unconference/conference model, meaning that in addition to pre-programmed content, participants can propose their own sessions to share their own ideas, projects and skills with the group.

    This years presentations include:

    • Tom Henderson, author of the forthcoming book Punk Rock Mathemamtics, on illusory nature of self.
    • Eric Schiller of Beyond Growth on "digital hipsterism" and the rise of anti-intellectualism in social media.
    • Yoga for Slackers lead by Loren mccRory.
    • Grant Writing for Artists and Other Alien Beings lead by Amanda Sledz.
    • Anarcho-Sewing lead by Jillian Ordes-Finley.

    Plus music and performances, and whatever sessions are proposed by this year's participants.

    Website
    Friday
    Dec 9, 2011
    (Unconference) Evolving Virtual Teams
    Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC)

    Generally acknowledged best practices for software development strongly favor co-location, but with mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing, and off-shoring the co-located team is becoming an endangered species. Teams now are commonly project-based and geographically distributed. How can we work effectively with team members in different physical locations?

    Learn from key open source leaders that with the help of virtual teams produce some of the highest quality, most widely used software today. Come prepared to speak your mind, share your experience, listen and learn about working in a virtual team. If you are involved anywhere in the software development lifecycle, this event is for you.

    What is an Unconference?

    An Unconference is the inverse of a conference, in that there’s no predetermined, pre-set schedule, agenda, or speaker lineup. Utilizing the concept of OpenSpace, this unconference is the coming together of participants, with no predetermined agenda or program, to have an open discussion and share insight in a place where experts and beginners are equal. You won't be lectured at, rather you'll leave with a better understanding of a topic and the satisfaction of being heard outside Q&A time.

    The OpenSpace methodology is carefully designed to elicit maximum involvement and creativity in a constructive atmosphere. It is also highly flexible so that the content is entirely determined by you -- the participants. This is not to suggest that the conference will not have content or outcomes, for there certainly will be both. Achievement in the meeting will be totally dependent upon individual and collective responsibility to make it happen. The content is what each person shares, and the outcome is what we will all create. The event will be inventive, creative, productive and full of surprises.

    Capacity: 160 attendees

    Audience: From executives whom are concerned with productivity, quality and cost management to product owners, analysts, developers, designers, and testers all who are attempting to share a single thought and build upon it.

    Tickets | Volunteer

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    Saturday
    Feb 4, 2012
    InfoCamp PDX
    Q Center

    InfoCamp is an unconference for the information community. It's for anyone interested in user experience, information architecture, interaction design, user-centered design, information design, library & information science, online search, information management, informatics, and related fields.

    It features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event -- so anyone can sign up to lead a session.

    Visit the website to learn more and to register.

    Find us on Facebook and on Twitter: @infocampPDX and #InfoCampPDX.

    Website
    Tuesday
    Feb 7, 2012
    Agile Open Northwest 2012 - "Agile For Real"
    through Seattle Center - Northwest Rooms

    Announcing Agile Open Northwest 2012! This Agile Open Space event will be held February 7th and 8th, 2012, in the Northwest Rooms of Seattle Center in Seattle. Spaces at this event fill up fast! So register today to make sure you get a space. For registration and further details go to :

    http://www.agileopennorthwest.org

    This will be our sixth annual Agile Open Northwest conference. Alternating each year between Portland and Seattle, AONW conferences bring together practicing members of the Northwest Agile communities to explore the latest developments in agile software development. We held our fifth annual event last year in Portland and enjoyed another great success. Registration is $150.00 for both days, including light breakfast and lunch. This low-cost regional conference is a great opportunity to connect with the local agile community, experts and novices alike.

    Please join us this year as we host 125 experienced, collaborative, committed agile practitioners from the Northwest U.S. (and beyond) in tackling the issues around our recurring theme "Agile for Real." As in past years, attendance is limited to a predetermined number in order retain the many advantages a small conference has to offer.

    Here is a comment from a previous attendee:

    "These two-day Agile Open Northwest conferences are an extremely good value. ..[Y]ou learn directly from practitioners in the agile community what works and what doesn't. I attended the first two of these conferences, they were stunningly good... loads of practical, useful stuff and stimulating discussions." -- Ian Savage, PNSQC Program Chair

    More information can be found at http://www.agileopennorthwest.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
    Saturday
    Feb 11, 2012
    nodePDX 2012
    through NedSpace

    nodePDX is a free two day Node.js conference for the Portland/Pacific Northwest Javascript community. All node, all day. Oh yeah.

    Website
    Wednesday
    Mar 21, 2012
    Coworking Spaceship Tour
    Collective Agency

    PORTLAND Wednesday 21 March, 7-10pm

    The City of Roses has just under 600,000 inhabitants and a quite high concentration of coworking spaces compared to cities around the same size. Half of these spaces are networked coworking facilities, proving that the market is right and people are embracing the movement. Meet, share, and learn from the established spaces and other members of the coworking community when Joel Dullroy, co-founder of Deskmag & Deskwanted, brings the Coworking Space Ship to Portland.

    Mini-Conference Program

    7-8pm – Joel Dullroy, co-founder of Deskmag & Deskwanted, will present a detailed analysis of the 2nd Global Coworking Survey, 4 new trends seen in coworking worldwide, and a report from the Global Coworking Unconference GCUC in Austin (Anyone who was in Austin is welcome to add insight).

    8-9pm – We invite everyone involved in the collaborative workspace movement in Portland to bring ideas to the table for this ‘Unconference’ style portion of the night. Building community, finding common goals and discovering how to share experience till be at the heart of this discussion

    9-10pm – Mix, mingle, and have a drink on us.

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    Friday
    Sep 21, 2012
    CITCON: Continuous Integration Testing Conference
    through Collective Agency

    IMPORTANT: Space is limited to 150 participants, so please register to reserve a spot. The event is free, but a donation is suggested.

    CITCON, the Continuous Integration and Testing Conference, is a world-wide series of free Open Spaces events for developer-testers, tester-developers and anyone else with an interest in Continuous Integration and the type of Testing that goes along with it.

    CITCON provides a forum to connect with other people on topics you care about, to learn from their experience and share your own. Past topics include:

    • What is Continuous Integration?
    • What CI Tools can learn from the Rubber Chicken
    • What Is The One True Language For Writing Tests?
    • The Future of Build Languages
    • BDD is not TDD
    • How Far is End-to-End?
    • Fit for Fun and Profit
    • Overcoming Barriers to Adoption
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    Thursday
    Oct 11, 2012
    Agile Testing Open Northwest
    World Trade Center

    Sponsored by AgilePDX, Agile Open Northwest, TAO QA & Dev Forums, PNSQC:

    "Agile Testing: How do WE Make it Work?"

    As our organizations move toward "Agile” for developing software, we all face the challenge of understanding how to adapt our former roles and ways of working to new work roles and processes. How do we ensure the continued value of testing?

    Join us in Open Space to share your questions, challenges, strategies, success stories, and how you've overcome stumbling blocks.

    In small groups, we’ll discuss topics such as:

    · How is Agile testing different from how we’ve always done it? · How do we know what to test? · How do we know what not to test? · On Agile teams, when does testing happen and whose job is it? · What is Exploratory Testing and why should we care? · How do regression tests work? · How does testing improve my design? Should it? · How do we ensure it is cost effective? · What do people mean when they say, "no defects”? · Does Agile change how we test or does it just raise the existing issues?

    Bring the topics you feel passion for and add them to the list!

    Each self-organizing discussion group will create a document or other record of their discussion, ideas, questions, and insights. We’ll share everyone’s experiences at the end of the day.

    Who should attend?

    · Testers facing an Agile adoption/People new to the testing role/Testers eager to jump in · Devs who want to get serious about defect-free code · CTOs and Managers of Test/Validation, Dev, Application Delivery · Academics preparing new software/IT professionals for the real world

    Cost to attend: $75 per person (Register early. We expect to sell out.)

    Website
    Saturday
    Oct 13, 2012
    Beaver BarCamp 10
    Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

    Join us at Beaver BarCamp 10 for collaborative discussions and participatory workshops in everything from building robots to gardening to writing better code! Attend the sessions that catch your interest or propose your own talk on your current project or favorite hobby. Refreshments provided.

    Beaver BarCamp 10 is hosted by the Oregon State University Open Source Lab and is free and open to the public. To learn more about attending or presenting a talk, visit the Beaver BarCamp website.

    Website
    Friday
    Nov 2, 2012
    CyborgCamp Portland 2012 Pre-Party
    NedSpace

    Join us in celebration of CyborgCamp 2012! Meet people before the conference, drink wine and beer and eat some food. Due to space constraints, we'll only let people in who have registered through the EventBrite site: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com/

    http://portland.cyborgcamp.com/2012/11/cyborgcamp-2012-schedule/

    RSVP Here (free) http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com/

    Website
    Saturday
    Nov 3, 2012
    CyborgCamp Portland 2012
    Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

    CyborgCamp is an unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We’ll discuss topics such as social media, design, code, inventions, web 2.0, twitter, the future of communication, cyborg technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.

    Three scheduled speakers will give talks on biomedical engineering, cybernetic control systems and the stock market, and quantified self. The rest of the day will be unconference sessions.

    Contact @caseorganic for more details and to volunteer, speak or sponsor.

    Register at: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com

    Event is $12 to cover breakfast and lunch. Scholarship tickets are available upon request.

    Website
    Sunday
    Nov 4, 2012
    CyborgCamp 2 Track Hackathon - Crisis Commons Data Hackathon and Wearable Computing
    Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

    Join us on Sunday, Nov 4th at 10am at Geoloqi HQ for an all-day wearable computing and Crisis Commons Data Hackathon.

    More info here: http://portland.cyborgcamp.com/2012/10/wearable-computing-and-open-data-hackathon-sunday-nov-4th/

    It’s free! You can participate as an individual or a team. Breakfast and coffee will be available in the morning, and we’ll head to the food carts for lunch. We’ll have a Makey Makey and some Lily Pad Arduinos. The wearable computing hackathon is for those comfortable with soldering and working with electronics. Bring your own equipment for best results.

    Don’t have your own equipment? Join the Crisis Commons hackathon. Use various tech such as the Geoloqi SDK and Portland open gov data to build useful apps for emergencies like Hurricane Sandy.

    Update: due to demand we opened an additional 20 slots!

    RSVP: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com/

    --Schedule--

    Doors open at 10:00am with breakfast and coffee.

    Coding will stop at 5:30pm, and teams and individuals will demo their apps.

    Cleanup and after-events. Likely at the Lotus.

    --Location--

    Geoloqi HQ 920 SW 3rd Ave #400 Portland, OR 97204

    --Who Should Attend?-- Hardware hackers, Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders, interaction designers, graphic designers and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or conceptualize applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data or wearable technology.

    Although the sprint takes place on Nov 4th after CyborgCamp Portland, you don’t have to be attending the conference to join us.

    Participation is free and open to anyone with an interest in design or coding… we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many we need to accommodate.

    Register at: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com

    Website
    Monday
    Nov 12, 2012
    Hacking Social Impact
    through

    Hacking Social Impact is an unconference to encourage access to the broader stream of activity. It’s an un/conference with curated guests, organizations, and learning activities – the best aspects of a conference, but with an engaging dose of hands-on learning and networking.

    Register at https://www.hackingsocialimpact.eventbright.com.

    When: Monday, November 12th, 5:30-8 pm and November 13th, 8 am – 5:30 pm

    Where: Portland, OR: Monday, November 12th at Ecotrust; Tuesday, November 13th venue TBA Registration: $25 unconference only; $50 unconference + workshop (student/entrepreneur rate), $75 unconference + workshop (general registration), $100 Registration at the door

    Why: The field of social entrepreneurship, impact investment, and social venture capital is emergent, quickly changing, and global. Ultimately, it’s about people (who work as businesses, government, NGOs, foundations, or citizens) solving social problems in new and measurably better ways: collaboratively, using proven innovation methodologies, while exploring new financing and organizational models.

    Think: Attend typical unconference-style learning sessions or sit in on office hours with key organizations & individuals. Do: Participate in hands-on, experiential activities during the event to develop new skills in finance, fundraising, organizational development, entrepreneurship, getting involved, philanthropy, crowdfunding, and more.

    Share: Capture video and photos, participate through live streaming or via Skype/real-time chat w/ global partners, connect through social media.

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    Saturday
    Feb 16, 2013
    InfoCamp PDX 2013
    University of Oregon Portland

    InfoCamp PDX is a one day unconference for the information community. It's for anyone interested in user experience, information architecture, interaction design, user-centered design, information design, library & information science, online search, information management, informatics, and related fields.

    InfoCamp features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event -- so anyone who attends can lead a session.

    This year we're very excited to announce Amber Case as the InfoCamp PDX 2013 Keynote speaker.

    Amber Case is a researcher exploring the field of cyborg anthropology and the interaction between humans and technology. She is the founder of Geoloqi (geo-low-key), Inc., a company bringing the future of location to the world. She’s spoken at TED and around the world, and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, WIRED and more. Geoloqi was acquired by global mapping company Esri in Oct 2012.

    Visit the website to learn more and to register. Find us on Facebook and on Twitter: @infocampPDX and #InfoCampPDX

    Students $30 Standard $45

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    Sunday
    Feb 24, 2013
    BarCampApache
    Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

    ApacheCon NA 2013 will be host to its own unconference! Running the day before the traditional Apache Hackathon and the conference, BarCampApache is a dynamic get together open to the public. Like other unconferences, the schedule will be determined by the participants.

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    Monday
    Nov 4, 2013
    BarCamp Portland 8 Volunteer Meetup!
    Mozilla

    Do you want to help make BarCamp Portland a reality? Do you want to help make it the most awesome event possible?

    Come by our volunteer meetup to learn about how you can help this year's event, and to share your ideas with the planning team.

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    Saturday
    Apr 12, 2014
    ProductCamp Portland 3.0
    Southridge High School, Beaverton

    Join us at ProductCamp Portland 3.0, Portland's annual "unconference', now in its third year, where product managers, product marketers and product developers unite.

    Why attend?
    ProductCamp is a user-driven “unconference” that brings together passionate product managers and marketers who are interested in collaborating to share insights, learning best practices, and networking with other top professionals in the Portland product community. You decide the topics, you pick the agenda, you participate in making this unconference a great learning opportunity.

    Ready to participate?
    Register for ProductCamp Portland 3.0: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/productcamp-portland-2014-tickets-9352961961

    Submit a topic: http://productcamppdx.userecho.com/

    Learn more about facilitating a discussion: http://productcamppdx.org/propose-a-session.html

    We look forward to your participation.

    Thanks to our Sponsors!

    • Pragmatic Marketing
    • Jama
    • Rally Software
    • ADP
    • AudaExplore
    • Proficientz
    • PDMA Oregon
    • Pichler Consulting
    • Blackblot
    • SVPG Silicon Valley Product Group
    • Actuation Consulting
    • Brainsnacks Cafe
    • Mironov Consulting
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    Thursday
    Apr 9, 2015
    Portland Lean Coffee - Inner Eastside
    Barley Mill Pub

    For those of you with a downtown phobia, this is our first Lean Coffee on the inner eastside!

    Lean Coffee discussions are where we discuss a wide variety of questions that you bring for feedback, inquiry and laughs with fellow Agile practitioners.

    Sharpies and sticky notes are our agenda-setting tools of choice.

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    Saturday
    Apr 16, 2016
    Beaver Barcamp 16
    Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

    Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, free, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive sessions. We invite everyone and anyone in the community and at OSU to enjoy Beaver Barcamp. Registration is appreciated.

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    Tuesday
    Aug 9, 2016
    WDS 2016: Unconventional Work, Life, and Travel
    through Downtown Portland (various)

    Calling all dreamers, world-changers, entrepreneurs, travelers, and creatives! Interested in exploring the question: How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?

    Join in Portland’s 6th annual World Domination Summit with thousands from around the world who value Community, Adventure, and Service.

    Although our main-stage speaker experience is sold out, you can still get in on hundreds of attendee-led meetups, dozens of engaging workshops, and a spectacular closing party. It’s an awesome, immersive experience in life, work, and travel!

    Learn more and grab a Connect ticket [https://worlddominationsummit.com/connect] to get access to WDS events all week long. Here’s a small sample of the activities available (for ticket holders only!):

    Attend (or host!) Meetups: - Remote Workers of the World - Creating a Viable Business Plan for Your New Venture - Own Your Learning: the Power of Choice-Based Education - Niche Blogging - nailed it! Attend Spark Session discussions: - How to do the impossible - Building an audience - Travel Better, Cheaper, Longer - Honest Online Business - Live a Life You Love Attend a half-day Academy: - Think Better, Live Better - Be a Money Boss - How to Travel For 6 Months (or Longer!) - The Science of Happiness. Connect with attendees from around the world who share your interests and unconventional goals. Experience our spectacular Closing Party with new friends on Sunday, August 14th.

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    Saturday
    Nov 12, 2016
    Podcast Unconference
    NedSpace Broadway

    The Portland Podcast Cooperative is hosting Portland’s first Podcast Unconference revolving around the theme of podcasting.

    Limited to the first 50 people

    The Event What you don’t need is another presentation, books, or itineraries planned months ahead of time. Instead, what we all really seek when coming to an event is personal value. The best and most meaningful memories come from when we walk away with thought provoking discussions, new relationships, and those do not happen while sitting in lecture. They happen in the discussions that go on amongst the attendees.

    The Goal The goal of this unconference is to bring forth the brightest minds in the community that feel strongly around the topic of podcasting in its many versions. Then from there, to open a new doorway for opportunities to connect and learn, all while having fun and making it what you want it to be.

    The Facilitator Megan O'Leary the Director of Member Services from OEN is going to facilitate the whole unconference event. A great experienced facilitator makes the event, so prepare yourself for a wonderful time.

    9:00am-10:00am Coffee & networking 10:00-11:00am Overview and group agenda setting 11:00-11:45am Session 1 11:45am-12:30pm Session 2 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch 1:30pm-2:15pm Session 3 2:15pm-3:30pm Session 4 3:30pm-4:00pm Closing remarks

    Lunch is included. Capiche.

    So, what exactly is an ‘Unconference?’ Think of this as an open conference that is driven by its participants. Unlike traditional conferences, an unconference allows for flexibility, open discussion, and debate, all fueled by its attendees. Innovative conversations with some of the brightest people, important purposes and tasks discussed without any formal agenda, and unplanned dialogue led by ultimately what peaks your interest most.

    Why attend? This is your chance to learn from others, seek out answers, and openly ask questions to what matters most to you.

    Come to build a collaborative network, establish partnerships, and be in a close community of people that value the same or similar topics of discussion.

    Open your awareness to new ideas for yourself or your business.

    Be exposed to new trends, latest issues, new projects, emerging businesses and tools..

    Unconferences are proven to be highly productive for whatever issues people feel most strongly about. EXPECT fascinating questions, surprising results, inspiring quotes of laughter, and hard work.

    How Does it Work? Simple, we provide the theme — podcasting. When you arrive, we will kick off with an ice-breaker, introduce everyone, then break off into building the day's agenda around your needs, interests, and areas of expertise.

    The sessions will be broken up into 30-minute discussions and spaces are reserved for gatherings that happen throughout the day.

    Who should attend? If you took the time to read through all of this, then YOU! The event is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The goal is to bring a diverse mix of individuals and professionals from all industries and stages of their podcast. Whether you’re a podcast producer, podcast talent, CEO, a startup founder, possible podcast maker with a new idea, or simply just have interest in the topic of podcasting, we welcome you to join us.

    All NedSpace events have a Code of Conduct which all participants, members, partners, visitors, vendors, guests must abide by.

    Organizers

    Megan O’Leary - OEN Director of Membership Services

    As Director of Membership Services, Megan manages recruitment, retention and educational programming for OEN’s statewide network. She is focused on providing an excellent and beneficial experience for members, connecting them to resources and building a strong and thriving community.

    Megan has over 13 years of professional experience which began as an AmeriCorps Member with the education organization City Year. This began 10 years in the education space where she developed programs, managed staff, trained volunteers, raised money and executed special events. In 2011, she was selected to lead the start-up of City Year’s 22nd U.S. location in Sacramento and successfully opened the doors in 6 months. Megan came to Oregon in 2013 where she most recently was leading Community Affairs for global nonprofit Idealist.org’s Portland office. Megan holds a BA from The University of Arizona and is a proud member of her alma mater’s Wildcat for Life Alumni Leadership Council. She currently serves as Board Chair for YNPN Portland.

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    Saturday
    Apr 15
    Beaver BarCamp 17
    Kelley Engineering Center (OSU)

    Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, free, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. Attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom. While many are tech oriented, we encourage any DIY, educational or interactive sessions. We invite everyone and anyone to Beaver Barcamp. Registration is appreciated.

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