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Thursday
Dec 2
Online Resume Review
online

Have you recently revamped your resume? Want to get feedback? RSVP for this meeting. During this call we will collaboratively review your resume and provide you actionable feedback.

This meeting will be hosted via Microsoft Teams, details will be distributed to those who RSVP.

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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Pipewire Audio Server
Online

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Ben Koenig
What: Pipewire Audio Server
Where: https://meet.jit.si/pdxlinux
When: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Who: Ben Koenig What: Pipewire Audio Server Where: https://meet.jit.si/pdxlinux When: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 7pm Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Sound is a major part of the Linux desktop and now there's a new project to make your audio experience even better! Or maybe not. This talk will explore the features and changes involved in switching a system from Pulseaudio to Pipwire for audio device management.

The new Pipewire daemon promises to improve the state of audio playback on Linux but with this change comes questions regarding the impact to different users and use cases. In this talk I'll go over the impact Pipewire can have for various different users and provide a basic configuration for those brave enough to give it a try. I will also outline some of the history surrounding the audio stack in Linux with a focus on how Pipewire plans to implement new features while maintaining compatibility with older applications.

About Ben I am a QA Test Technician with a background in tech support for Mac/Windows/Linux desktop users. When not talking to customers I can be found customizing Linux distros and building systems that solve problems before they occur.

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

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Friday
Dec 3
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle DevOps Code of Conduct https://seattledevops.net/codeofconduct/ and encourage all attendees to read and abide by it.

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-uftlq5pw-7efC~4RoH4Dup4axvuHYnA

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:15 Mingle 8:15 - 8:20 Get into groups, generate topics 8:20 - 8:25 Introductions and vote on topics 8:25 - 9:10 Discussions 9:10 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Wednesday
Dec 8
PDXWIT Presents: Community Talent Show
Virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to attend this event.

Join PDXWIT and talented folks throughout our community for our second annual PDXWIT Talent Show, a night of fun where we’ll showcase some of our many talents. Let’s leave work behind and come together to sing, dance, tell jokes, read poetry, twirl a baton, and more! We’ve also got some extremely talented pets and kids, too.

Got a special talent? Sign up to perform!Submissions due by 11/16. Since this is a virtual event, performers will submit videos of their talents ahead of time, and they will be played live during the event. Check out the performances from last year.

This free event is part of our #PDXWITturns10 Celebration and fundraiser! Donating is definitely not required, but those of you who donate during the event, you will be entered to win amazing raffle prizes. Don’t miss out on seeing this other side of our community!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event begins 5:03 p.m. - PDXWIT and Host Introduction 5:10 p.m. - Talent Show & Raffle Drawings 5:50 p.m. - Voting and Announcement of Winner 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

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BikeLoudPDX Hack Night - Transit Appliance presentation
online

Join grassroots bicycle transportation advocates and open data / open government / open code folks to work on collaborative mapping and resolution of transportation safety issues. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks.

This month, we'll have a presentation on this nifty data appliance and an update on other tech/data projects BikeLoud folks have been working on. Some of this will overlap with the speed camera software we looked at before, and is a good intro to the raspberry pi platform if you've been looking for an excuse to do something with one.

The Transit Appliance is an open source project which makes use of TriMet and other public web services to display transit arrivals on fixed location screens in apartment and office lobbies, cafes, schools and other community locations. The project is hosted by the non-profit Portland Transport and currently operates more than 60 screens around the region.

The project is looking for volunteers to refresh the technology stack for the project and to help find additional community locations for screens. Project leader Chris Smith will describe the technology architecture and social purpose of the project.

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Thursday
Dec 9
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Virtual Happy Hour - 12/9/21

JOIN US! Register in advance through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/329KXhb

Mingle virtually with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours bring together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health community. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry.

Register via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/329KXhb

Want to introduce your startup or idea at our happy hours? We have several speaking opportunities at each of our events. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group, please let us know.

Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour is a grassroots event organized by the Oregon Bioscience Incubator. Thank you to our sponsor, Leader Circles!

Advanced registration required through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/329KXhb and the online Zoom link will be emailed to you.

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Monday
Dec 13
Meet the Candidate - Tobias Read for Oregon Governor
Zoom

Please join us as we welcome Tobias Read, Candidate for Oregon Governor.

Tobias Read has always made investing in our future his priority. In the legislature, he was a leader in passing full-day kindergarten and establishing Oregon’s rainy day fund. As Treasurer, he made it possible for tens of thousands of Oregonians to save for retirement and college. And he helped grow our economy and cut Wall Street fees, saving Oregonians more than a half a billion dollars.

As Governor, Tobias will bring people together to build a better future. Oregon cannot continue to lurch from one crisis to the next. We need leaders who are focused on the next generation, not the next election.

Rethink Education by expanding the school year and creating universal pre-K. Build Job Skills by expanding apprenticeships and vocational training programs Protect Oregon’s Natural Resources by tackling climate change and creating clean energy jobs Grow the Economy by supporting small businesses and creating opportunity in rural Oregon

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Tuesday
Dec 14
Job Board LIVE featuring Recruiter Roll Call
Virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event.

PDXWIT Job Board Live: The networking event that comes to you!

Are you job seeking? We are rounding out our 2021 events calendar with an event tailor-made to help you find the career of your dreams.

Companies with open roles on the PDXWIT job board will have recruiters and hiring managers share their open positions (local and remote) during our Recruiter Roll Call, and you’ll have a chance to chat with them in breakout rooms after the presentation. Bring your questions, your professional statements, and be ready to share your brilliant skills and qualifications.

And don’t forget to bring your up-to-date resume! We’ll have a team dedicated to reviewing resumes so you can make an even better impression and a lightning speaker to get you fired up.

In order to create a productive and thoughtful space, space will be limited to the first 50 attendees.

We will have live closed captioning for this event. Please reach out to [email protected] with any additional accessibility needs you have.

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event Begins 12:03 p.m. - Intros, Announcements, Lightning Talk 12:10 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 12:20 p.m. - Breakout Rooms (Recruiter and Networking) 1:00 p.m. - Event Ends

Mission: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging. Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.

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Wednesday
Dec 15
Pitch Club
Zoom

Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision..

Who facilitates Pitch Club?

Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect?

Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation. (This can include a power point projection that will be presented from your computer.) Directly after pitching a five-minute Q&A will take place, followed by a five-minute Investor Discussion & Decision).

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

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Thursday
Dec 16
PDXWIT Presents: Annual Celebration + Awards Ceremony
Virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Can you believe we made it through another pandemic year? Thanks for sticking with us and standing up for one other. This December marks TEN YEARS since the co-founders of PDXWIT decided they were going to build this incredible community! Let’s celebrate this milestone together.

Join PDXWIT and host Alchemy Code Lab as we celebrate a decade of changemaking.

During the event, we will reveal who this community identified as the Best Contributor (it’s not too late to get your nominations in*) and as always, we will have our usual live, friendly and supportive vote-off of our top three speakers of the year. Our audience will get to choose the big winner in real time!

There will be a special edition Recruiter Roll Call where you can learn about some open positions throughout Portland and beyond. Chat with these recruiters and hiring managers in our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge using Slack after the event.

We will have ASL interpretation and closed captioning throughout the event.

  • You will have the option to provide your address at registration so we can send you something cool ahead of the event in the mail.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions, Announcements + Lightning Speakers 5:20 p.m. - Special Edition Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

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Friday
Dec 17
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle DevOps Code of Conduct https://seattledevops.net/codeofconduct/ and encourage all attendees to read and abide by it.

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-uftlq5pw-7efC~4RoH4Dup4axvuHYnA

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:15 Mingle 8:15 - 8:20 Get into groups, generate topics 8:20 - 8:25 Introductions and vote on topics 8:25 - 9:10 Discussions 9:10 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Wednesday
Dec 1
How COVID has reshaped the workplace – Considerations for a hybrid or fully remote workforce
Internet/Online (registration required)

COVID has certainly impacted our lives in many, many ways. After positive experiences from working at home, a number of people are now looking to continue in a hybrid or remote work environment. As an employer, what are the legal implications that you need to consider in these new environments? How do you maintain your culture and sense of camaraderie? As an entrepreneur, what services/products can you offer companies to support their efforts as they struggle with these challenges?

Join us on Wednesday, December 1st to hear from three speakers who are dealing with these changes in the workplace, and learn what they are doing. You will hear from: • A labor and employment lawyer discussing the legal implications of a hybrid or remote workforce. • A Chief Experience Officer who will share culture/team building best practices and how they've changed when teams are remote and/or hybrid. • A CEO of a local, small tech company that has gone totally remote. She’ll talk about how they made that decision, and what they've done to maintain team cohesiveness.

From this Lunch & Learn, you will gain insights, tools and creative ideas on how to thrive in a hybrid or remote work environment.

Panelists

Tonie Bitseff Special Counsel, Buchalter Tonie Bitseff is a member of the Corporate Law and Labor & Employment Practice Groups in the Firm’s Seattle office. She provides advice on compensation and benefit matters, including assisting clients with design, diligence review, internal audits and many other issues involving employment law. Ms. Bitseff also serves as ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) counsel supporting contract negotiations and business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

Jen Regan Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer, Morpheus XR As Chief Experience Officer, Jen Regan guides marketplace facilitation and experiences. She has over 15 years of thought leadership in change management, executive coaching, and employee engagement within the live entertainment industry working with over 120 live event venues, 20 sports teams, 10 Fortune 200 companies, 7 music festivals, and serves on the boards of 4 non-profits. Jen graduated from Willamette University and is now living in Santa Monica.

Robin Jones CEO, Monsoon Robin Jones is a startup jill-of-all-trade, having held leadership roles across a broad array of functions. She was formerly SVP Marketing & BD at Socrata, where she grew qualified pipeline coverage by 6X+. She founded and grew the OEM business unit at Esri and co-founded FonJax, which was sold to Keynote Systems. Robin has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a BS of from Stanford University. She serves on the BOD of TiE Oregon and TiE Oregon Foundation.

Moderator

Ernie Bootsma Shareholder, Buchalter As a shareholder at Buchalter, Ernie Bootsma has been actively representing start-up and emerging growth businesses, family businesses, and mature companies, since 1990. His legal practice encompasses company formation, finance, governance, M&A, as well as intellectual

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PDXWIT celebrates Kiva Hackathon Winners + Participants
Online

PDXWIT joined Kiva to put on a virtual 6-week hackathon for social good. Over 200 participants came together to create solutions that provide financial access across the globe.

Let’s celebrate the hard work of all our participants and watch the winning hackathon videos!

We will have ASL interpretation and closed captioning throughout. Please get in touch with any additional accessibility needs you may have.

All are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 12:00 p.m. - Event opens 12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:10 p.m. - Winning videos 12:45 p.m. - Event ends Purpose:

We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our mission are welcome.

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Tuesday
Nov 30
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because the Delta variant of COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • Masks are required to be worn over the mouth and nose while in the venue, except when eating or drinking.
  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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Friday
Nov 19
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle DevOps Code of Conduct https://seattledevops.net/codeofconduct/ and encourage all attendees to read and abide by it.

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-uftlq5pw-7efC~4RoH4Dup4axvuHYnA

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:15 Mingle 8:15 - 8:20 Get into groups, generate topics 8:20 - 8:25 Introductions and vote on topics 8:25 - 9:10 Discussions 9:10 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Thursday
Nov 18
Native Americans in Tech Mixer

Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event

At our November Native Americans in Tech mixer, we’re creating a decolonized space for Indigenous folks who work in tech or would like to. In the spirit of storytelling, we would like to encourage the community to share some 3 minute talks on recent projects, life events or challenges. This will be an informal, virtual meetup for attendees to nurture existing relationships and build new ones.

This community will center the experiences of Indigenous people of North America. While this group is for folks that have a grounding in their Native American identities, we understand that Indigenous folks exist from all points of the globe and welcome you as well. We recognize the varied experiences of indigeneity for those who have had barriers in reclaiming their culture.

This event will be facilitated by Erin Grace (Chetco, Tututni) and also supported by Court Morse (Chippewa, Ojibwe, Anishinaabeg).

This ongoing series is supported by Tech Town powered by Prosper Portland.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Lightning Talks 5:30 p.m. - Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling barriers and fueling belonging.

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Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Entrepreneurship Awards 2021: Futureproof
Online

This November 18th, join OEN and the Oregon entrepreneurial community as we honor the exceptional startups that inspire and propel us into the future. Enjoy an evening of celebration with your colleagues and clients either via a virtual table or IRL at an Official Watch Party. This is a great opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate the special people and teams who make up Oregon’s innovation economy.

Awards will be given in Early, Development, and Growth stages, plus three special categories: 30th Anniversary, FUTUREPROOF, and Entrepreneurial Achievement.

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Wednesday
Nov 17
Pitch Club
Zoom

Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision..

Who facilitates Pitch Club?

Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect?

Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation. (This can include a power point projection that will be presented from your computer.) Directly after pitching a five-minute Q&A will take place, followed by a five-minute Investor Discussion & Decision).

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

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Wednesday
Nov 10
BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle transportation advocates and open data / open government / open code folks to work on collaborative mapping and resolution of transportation safety issues. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks.

This is an informal work session and hangout, discussion/questions and sharing tech knowledge to collaboratively build political power for safe streets and a complete bike transportation network that works for all people of all ages and abilities.

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Friday
Nov 5
PDX CoffeeOps
Online

We're a welcoming community of folx who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture in downtown Portland. We meet every other Friday on Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle DevOps Code of Conduct https://seattledevops.net/codeofconduct/ and encourage all attendees to read and abide by it.

Join us on slack! https://join.slack.com/t/coffeeops/shared_invite/zt-uftlq5pw-7efC~4RoH4Dup4axvuHYnA

Agenda: 8:00 - 8:15 Mingle 8:15 - 8:20 Get into groups, generate topics 8:20 - 8:25 Introductions and vote on topics 8:25 - 9:10 Discussions 9:10 - 9:15 Takeaways and wrap up

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Thursday
Nov 4
Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Virtual Happy Hour - 11/4/21

JOIN US! Register in advance through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2YyTg4g

Mingle virtually with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours bring together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health community. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry.

Register via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2YyTg4g

Want to introduce your startup or idea at our happy hours? We have several speaking opportunities at each of our events. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group, please let us know.

Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour is a grassroots event organized by the Oregon Bioscience Incubator

Advanced registration required through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2YyTg4g and the online Zoom link will be emailed to you.

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Tuesday
Oct 26
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because the Delta variant of COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • Masks are required to be worn over the mouth and nose while in the venue, except when eating or drinking.
  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

Website
Wednesday
Oct 20
Pitch Club
Zoom

Pitch Club is an event where entrepreneurs learn the criteria and methods used by real investors to evaluate their venture as a potential investment. This is done by recreating a typical investor meeting where a few companies pitch and receive feedback from TiE Oregon Charter Members. These meetings follow the same basic agenda of an investor meeting with three sections: the pitch, Q&A, and investor discussion & decision..

Who facilitates Pitch Club?

Pitch Club is organized by Kari Naone, TiE Oregon Executive Director and led by Tom Kingsley, a TiE Charter Member who is an investor and successful entrepreneur.

What to expect?

Each attendee who intends to pitch should prepare a five minute pitch presentation. (This can include a power point projection that will be presented from your computer.) Directly after pitching a five-minute Q&A will take place, followed by a five-minute Investor Discussion & Decision).

Those who attend pitch club will walk away with a better understanding of what investors look for in a pitch and how to answer the questions possible investor will ask. In addition, each presenter will receive a digital copy of their pitch and feedback from their peers and TiE Charter Members.

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PDX Annual October Tech Writing Supermeetup: Maintaining Inclusion in a Remote Atmosphere
Virtual Event

The annual PDX Annual October Tech Writing Supermeetup returns, with the topic of "Maintaining Inclusion in a Remote Atmosphere". The topic will be presented by Zhou Fang and Betzabe Villareal from Portland Women in Tech (PDXWIT) organization. The Supermeetup will be hosted virtually on Zoom platform.

The schedule for the Supermeeting is as follows: 5:30 - Start meeting (general networking) 6:00 - "Maintaining Inclusion in a Remote Atmosphere" presentation by Zhou Fang and Betzabe Villareal 6:30 - Questions and Answers

When: Wed., October 20, 2021, 5:30-7:00pm (Pacific Time)

The PDX Annual October Tech Writing Supermeetup is brought to you by Write the Docs PDX, PDX UX Writing, and PSU Technical Communications Meetup.

https://www.meetup.com/Write-The-Docs-PDX/events/28136330

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StartOut's 2nd Annual Equity Summit
Filo (Online)

StartOut is excited to present the 2nd Annual StartOut Equity Summit, a virtual event that will focus on ways for underrepresented entrepreneurs to thrive across geographies and industries regardless of their background.

The Summit is envisioned as an environment for dialogue and action where every participant is prepared to share insights, reflect on experiences, and be prepared to pose new questions and reframe old answers. This Summit aspires to be dynamic, exploratory, and honest. We work to understand lived experiences, while shifting the conversations forward towards actionable initiatives.

The Equality Summit's programming will begin at 11:00am EDT / 8:00am PDT and will end by 4:00pm EDT / 1:00pm PDT, with networking opportunities immediately following.

Agenda 11:00AM ET - 11:30AM ET..............Welcome

11:30AM ET....................................Keynote Speaker

12:00PM ET....................................Break

12:15PM ET - 1:00PM ET................Session Group 1

1:00PM ET 1:30PM ET....................Break/Lunch

1:30PM ET - 2:15PM ET..................Session Group 2

2:15PM ET......................................Break

2:30PM ET - 3:15PM ET..................Session Group 3

3:15PM ET......................................Closing Session

4:00PM ET......................................Networking

Tracks & Sessions We will have 3 Session Groups during the event. Each Session Group will consist of 4 Tracks broadcasting simultaneously. You can view Track descriptions below.

Founder- How To Track How to Navigate a Tech Startup as a Non-Technical Founder - Session Group 1

Starting any company is an uphill battle, but starting a tech company as a non-technical founder can feel insurmountable. How to find a developer? What are the right questions to ask? How do I navigate moving from a prototype, to an MVP to beta testing. In this conversation we'll hear from founders who answered these questions and how their company evolved along the way. Moderator: Jules Allen Speakers: Hillary Lin, Evita Grant, Arthur Woods

Ageism in Entrepreneurship (Sponsored by AARP) - Session Group 2

If you were to be asked what an entrepreneur looks like, most people would imagine a young 20 something year old ready to shake things up. In this session, we welcome you to join various founders that are showing that entrepreneurship isn't a "young person's game". They will share their experiences launching later in life and how their journey has been. Moderator: Nii-Quartelai Quartey Speakers: Chip Conley, Jeff Tidwell, Betty Wong

Raising Intimacy: How SexTech Companies Raised Venture Capital - Session Group 3

Sextech is estimated to become a $37 billion dollar industry by 2023. Despite this, it's a challenge to find investors that are open to attaching their name to a historically taboo topic. Hear from founders that have successfully raised investment for their startups, what pitfalls to avoid when pitching and what challenges they still face. Moderator: Adrianna Samaniego Speakers: Lora DiCarlo, Brianna Rader, Rebecca Alvarez Story

Access To Capital Track Pitching your Authentic Self to Investors (Sponsored by SAP.io) - Session Group 1

Pitching your startup is arguably one of the most important parts of your launch! In this session, learn about what investors look for in a pitch, how to present your business model at every stage and how to maintain your authentic self every step of the way. Moderator: Max Kahn Speakers: Kelly McDonald, AJ DeLeon, Alicia Castillo Holley, PhD

The Unusual Suspects: Alternative Avenues for Funding - Session Group 2

Venture Capital is often the primary method of funding that founders focus on but it's not the only one. There have been an increasing number of options for funding startups from grants, to revenue based investment and equity crowdfunding and each one has its own formula for success. In this session we'll hear from industry experts on how to find these opportunities and what qualifications a company needs to successfully secure the capital. Moderator: Jessica Chin-Foo Speakers: Liz Skalla, Cheryl Campos, Dr. Roshawnna Novellus

Beyond the Check: A Fireside Chat with Elizabeth Gore and Navid Shahrestani (Sponsored by JPMC) - Session Group 3

Investor and Founder relationships can be complex but once you find the right groove, they can be very rewarding and successful. Join Elizabeth and Navid as they share their journey "beyond the check". They will share initial impressions, lessons learned and how to maximize your relationship with your investor.

Investors Track Journey to Becoming an Angel Investor - Session Group 1

According to recent research, angel investing has seen about $3 billion invested each year since 2014. More and more people are taking the plunge and investing in a broad range of ventures. But when is the right time? How do you get started and how do you source deals? This session will cover everything you need to know to get started! Speakers: Silvia Mah, Pocket Sun, Lorine Pendleton

Diversify Your Fund: How to Create Inclusive Space for Founders - Session Group 2

As Venture Capital continues to grow, there is a responsibility to create diverse funds free from bias. In recent years we have seen efforts from some funds to be accountable and take actions with pledges and accelerator programs targeting diverse founders. Join these panelists as they share how they are investing in diversity. Speakers: Elizabeth McCluskey, Jasmine Edwards

The Blueprint for Growth for Diverse VC's - Session Group 3

Underrepresented fund managers are emerging all over the country and have invested in overlooked companies that have yielded positive returns. Expertise comes from experience but gaining that experience is often a barrier for first time fund managers or someone just starting out in Venture Capital. This session will focus on how to find the resources and people in your network to aid in your growth and development as a VC. Speakers: Vincent Diallo, Christine Tsai, Monique Woddard

Economy Track LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs/ Community are Reshaping the Economy/ Landscape - Session Group 1

LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs often have an outsized impact on the economy relative to the funding they receive. In this session we'll dive into the impact that these entrepreneurs have and make the case for more investment in LGBTQ+ led companies. Speakers: Dr. Vivienne Ming

The Corporate Social Investor: How Companies are Supporting Underserved Founders (Sponsored by Vistaprint) - Session Group 2

Startups can innovate and pivot on various market opportunities faster than larger more established companies but lack the same level of capital to accelerate their ideas. Corporate leaders have become increasingly focused on Social Responsibility and have responded by creating new models for investment and partnership. Hear from organizations that have supported emerging businesses and why it often has zero to do with their personal financial bottom line.

Emerging Trends and the Future of LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurship (Sponsored by AWS) - Session Group 3

The pandemic exposed various inequities, the lack of efficiency of some industries and in some cases, completely reshaped the way that industries do business. In a post-COVID world how do these industries need to pivot to meet the needs of their customers and what trends are on the horizon. Hear from LGBTQ+ founders on how they met the moment and what new challenges await them. Moderator: Nii-Quartelai Quartey

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Tuesday
Oct 19
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Linux on RISC-V
Online

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Drew Fustini
What: Linux on RISC-V
Where: https://meet.jit.si/pdxlinux
When: Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

This talk will explore the future of Linux on RISC-V, an open instruction set (ISA). I will introduce the open source FPGA ecosystem including Migen and LiteX, and explain how they make it possible to quickly implement SoC designs in an FPGA capable of running Linux on a RISC-V. I will also look at the current RISC-V SoC's that are capable of running Linux and available dev boards. I will also talk about how support in Linux for RISC-V is continuing to evolve such as the introduction of KVM RISC-V support and look at RISC-V hardware support that is in the process of being upstreamed. I will describe how the RISC-V Platform Specification Task Group is trying to standardize boot and runtime requirements with the creation of the Linux-2022 specification.

About Drew Drew Fustini is a Linux developer at BayLibre and serves as an ambassador for RISC-V International. He sits on the board of directors for the BeagleBoard.org Foundation and the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). When not hacking on Linux, Drew enjoys designing open source hardware projects in KiCad that are fabricated in purple and gold by OSH Park.

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

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Monday
Oct 18
Clearview AI and the State of Biometrics at the US Federal Level
Online

Last year, the City of Portland banned the use of facial recognition technologies by municipal government and local businesses. While enactment of these facial recognition bans is an important local victory in the fight to protect our biometric privacy, what about use of facial recognition by the federal government?

Federal agencies are exempt from local laws, and although a number of national privacy bills are currently under consideration in Congress, some of those bills would preempt state and local privacy laws like ours. To review the current federal proposals, take a look at the great bill tracker by the International Association of Privacy Professionals located here: https://iapp.org/resources/article/us-federal-privacy-legislation-tracker/

Wondering which of these bills has the best chance of becoming law? Curious what the likelihood is of any privacy bill at all being adopted and implemented at the federal level? Well, you're in luck!

Adam Schwartz, Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has been working on privacy issues, including face surveillance, for over two decades and has agreed to talk with us about the state of the proposed federal bills. Since he'll be joining us and sharing his privacy-related insights, we've also asked him to talk about the Clearview AI lawsuit and how its outcome might affect the public and private use of facial recognition throughout the country.

Bring your questions and join the conversation!

Related article: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/victory-lawsuit-proceeds-against-clearviews-face-surveillance

Speaker bio:

Adam Schwartz joined EFF as a Senior Staff Attorney in 2015. He advocates before courts and legislatures against surveillance and censorship. He has represented travelers subjected to warrantless smartphone searches by border officers, dissidents seeking to speak in government social media, and customers of phone companies that unlawfully sold location data. He has filed amicus briefs addressing the right to record on-duty police, perpetual location-tracking of court-involved people, face surveillance by corporations of consumers, and overbroad laws against so-called "cyber stalking." Through FOIA enforcement litigation, he helped expose new information about AT&T's "Hemisphere" phone snooping program. He has worked to pass bills to protect consumer data privacy, and to stop high-tech surveillance of immigrants.

Previously, Adam worked at the ACLU of Illinois for 19 years, and clerked for Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He earned a J.D. from Howard University and a B.A. from Cornell University.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct:

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Our events are intended to educate and share information related to technology and activism, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Audio and video recording are not permitted at meetings without prior approval.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Techno-Activism-3rd-Mondays/pages/22681732/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Portland's TA3M. Please report any incidents to the event organizer.

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Tuesday
Oct 12
PDXWIT Presents: October Happy Hour Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month
Remote

PDXWIT Happy Hour is back, and this time we are celebrating Latinx in Tech and Latinx Heritage Month!

Join us and host Pixelspoke to learn more about Adelante Mujeres, an org that is working to build a more just society by empowering Latinas to lead. Emcees Amanda Lopez and Natalie Ruiz will keep us on schedule.

We have two Lightning speakers who will speak of how they leverage technology in their work. Sylvia Salazar will share with us how Tono Latino is changing the way Latinx folks are portrayed in politics and the media. Naily Nevarez, a multidisciplinary designer and social justice advocate, will share more about how they leverage technology in their work.

During our Recruiter Roll Call, local recruiters and hiring managers will share open positions at their companies. And as always, we will have recruiters available to connect about jobs via our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge in Slack.

For those of you looking to network, we’ll have optional on-camera opportunities as well as in the chat. You will have the option to provide your address at registration so we can send you some goodies ahead of the event.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Please get in touch with any additional accessibility needs you may have.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Event opens 5:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Guest speakers + Women in Tech History 5:30 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Face-to-Face Networking/On-camera networking & Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack 6:00 p.m. - Event ends

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Thursday
Oct 7
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Russell's Excellent High Altitude Balloon Adventure
Online

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Russell Senior
What: Russell's Excellent High Altitude Balloon Adventure
Where: https://meet.jit.si/pdxlinux
When: Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 7pm
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Russell volunteers with the Portland State Aerospace Society's (PSAS) OreSat program as an Industry Advisor. PSAS is a rocket club at Portland State University. The OreSat program works towards having small interactive satellites put into orbit by friendly launch services. OreSat currently consists of three small satellites based on a common design, the first one is due to launch in January. Russell's role is to help out with a system called dxwifi, a long distance S-band communication link. The goal is for ground-based student groups around the state to receive live video broadcast from orbit as the satellite passes overhead. Earlier this year, a high school student applied and got our satellite a ride on a high altitude balloon through a NASA program. One of the goals was to capture wifi data being transmitted by the payload. Because of the distances involved, this requires aiming a directional antenna at the balloon. This talk will tell the story of how Russell waded his way towards a solution using math, some hand tools, open-source software and some ingenuity.

About Russell:

Russell has been a Linux user since 1992. He worked for a few decades doing data management, programming, and analysis for a small scientific consulting firm. Since 2005 he has been deeply involved in the Personal Telco Project and trying to bring about telecommunications policy in the users interests, while also hacking on router firmware. Since 2018, he's been involved in an effort to bring at-cost fiber infrastructure to the Portland metro area, Municipal Broadband PDX.

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

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BikeLoudPDX Hack Night
online

Join grassroots bicycle transportation advocates and open data / open government / open code folks to work on collaborative mapping and resolution of transportation safety issues. Everyone is welcome whether you have years of programming / tech experience or just a few pictures of dirty bike lanes and broken sidewalks.

This is an informal work session and hangout, discussion/questions and sharing tech knowledge to collaboratively build political power for safe streets and a complete bike transportation network that works for all people of all ages and abilities.

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Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Virtual Happy Hour - 10/7/21

JOIN US! Register in advance through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3huSeNg

Mingle virtually with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours bring together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health community. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry.

Register via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3huSeNg

Want to introduce your startup or idea at our happy hours? We have several speaking opportunities at each of our events. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group, please let us know.

Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour is a grassroots event organized by the Oregon Bioscience Incubator

Advanced registration required through Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3huSeNg and the online Zoom link will be emailed to you.

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Wednesday
Oct 6
Making The Switch to UX, A Panel Discussion
Zoom

Have you been thinking about transitioning to a career in UX design but aren’t sure how to get your foot in the door? Wondering if UX bootcamps are all they’re cracked up to be? Maybe you’re considering forging your own path or going back to school.

Join us for a panel discussion with people who have successfully made the switch to a career in UX through a variety of paths. Find out how they did it, what they learned along the way, and what advice they have for aspiring career changers.

Panelists: Lizz Bacon Rob Lacosse Joyce Isleta Anthony Henry Neil Cadsawan

Moderator: Stacy Taylor

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Tuesday
Sep 28
RainSec - PDX Information Security Meetup
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

RainSec is an informal group of like-minded security professionals who meet to network and discuss topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting.

While our target audience is experienced information security professionals, this is a public event open to any interested parties. If you have a friend or colleague who might benefit, please pass an invite along.

Follow @PDXRainSec on Twitter for last minute updates.

Because the Delta variant of COVID-19 still presents significant risk to some members of our community, we ask that you observe the following and make your own risk assessment decision regarding your attendance:

  • Masks are required to be worn over the mouth and nose while in the venue, except when eating or drinking.
  • If outdoor seating is available and weather permits, we will be outside.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home!
  • If you've had a recent COVID exposure, stay home!
  • If you are not vaccinated, stay home!
  • If you are otherwise considered high risk for COVID, please stay home until you feel it is safe to gather in large groups (20-40 people). We don't want to be the cause of anyone's illness or death.

We miss all of you, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe for you to attend.

You can also find us on Meetup.com and Google Groups.

If you're looking for more security-focused community meetups in the Portland area, check out pdx-infosec.com.

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What are we doing to mitigate the increased attack surface we create by supporting clients?
Cooper Mountain Ale Works Public House

The Oregon Computer Consultant's Association presents our monthly meeting, with the topic of security: What are we doing to mitigate the increased attack surface we create by supporting clients?

IT providers have become a target for hackers. The software we use to remotely manage client computers and networks adds an attack vector. Losing control of one of these tools would allow remote access not only to our systems, but all client systems we service.

We will discuss:

  • What network and system access levels are appropriate for service providers.

  • Who is responsible for security and operations when outsourcing IT services.

  • What are we doing to reduce the risk to our clients.

  • As this issue comes to the attention of our clients, how do we discuss it with them?

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Thursday
Sep 23
Slow Pitch with Oregon Venture Fund
Virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join Oregon Venture Fund and PDXWIT for our 3rd annual pitch event.

Calling all entrepreneurs! If you’ve been working on a business idea through the pandemic or are in the process of growing your business and ready for the next phase of talking with investors, keep your momentum going by pitching your vision and the progress of your product. Oregon Venture Fund investors will weigh in with constructive feedback and connections. Ninety percent of OVF investors have started or run a business at some point in their career, and this is a great way to get feedback from these local entrepreneurs and tech leaders.

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - PDXWIT and OVF welcome and introductions 5:05 p.m. - Entrepreneur pitches (5 minutes each + 1 min questions) 6:00 p.m. - Investors and community connect directly with entrepreneurs 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Entrepreneurs: In addition to registering for the event below, fill out this Slow Pitch form to tell us about your company and be considered for pitching. We’ll get in touch with you to review. We have limited slots so sign up today!

Investors: Sign up to provide constructive feedback and connections for local entrepreneurs.

Community Members: Come observe these inspiring entrepreneurs as they share their brilliant ideas. Hopefully you will leave inspired to present at the next pitch event!

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Please get in touch with any additional accessibility needs you may have.

Hope to see you there!

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our mission are welcome.

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Tuesday
Sep 14
PDXWIT September Virtual Happy (Lunch) Hour: What the F?!
Virtual

Registration through Zoom is required to gain entry to this virtual event

PDXWIT in-person Happy Hours are bac… wait, “What the F?!” Not yet.

With the pandemic throwing us constant curve balls, we’ve had to rethink what we thought would be our first in-person event in the past 1.5 years. The theme of September’s virtual Happy Hour is "What the F?!" because honestly, what the actual F?

Things have been hard for awhile now, and one thing remains true: we need to be flexible. PDXWIT and host Zapproved have determined that it's not yet safe to come together. We strongly believe that the safety of our community comes before anything else. So while we won’t meet in-person, we do have some added surprises for all who attend virtually.

Our speakers will explore this theme of Flexibility and why it has never been so important professionally and personally.

We will have a version of our Recruiter Roll Call, where local recruiters and hiring managers will share open positions at their companies. And as always, we will have recruiters available to connect about jobs via our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge in Slack.

For those of you looking to network, we’ll have on-camera opportunities as well as in the chat.

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Please get in touch with any additional accessibility needs you may have.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 12 p.m. - Event opens 12:03 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 12:15 p.m. - Guest speakers + Women in Tech History 12:30 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 12:45 p.m. - Face-to-Face Networking / On-camera networking && Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack 12:00 p.m. - Event ends

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Thursday
Sep 9
2021 TechCrawl!
White Owl Social Club

The 2021 TechCrawl is on!

One night. Dozens of tech companies. Hundreds of jobs!

Don't miss the biggest tech hiring event of the year! Meet dozens of Portland tech companies in one night and find your dream job.

We are holding off on visiting offices this year. Instead, we are having one big party with tech companies and crawlers all in one place! We are limited to a max of 350 participants so reserve your spot now at https://www.techcrawl.org/2021-techcrawl!

When: Thursday, September 9th, 2021, 5-10pm ​ Where: White Owl Social Club 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland ​ Cost: $5 Admission - comes with 1 drink ticket (pre-paid online only, no registration at the door) ​ Who: Any member of the tech community who is 21+ (White Owl is a 21+ only venue).​ We are limited to a max of 350 participants at the event, so be sure to register asap to secure your spot.

Details: Visit https://www.techcrawl.org/2021-techcrawl for more details on the event.

Want your company on the TechCrawl? Register at at www.TechCrawl.org!

Presented by Newmark - Workspace Consultants for Portland companies.

Past participants include:

Airship AltSource Amazon AWS Apptio Cloudability AskNicely Boulder Care Bumped CrowdStreet Clinicient Cvent Datto DreamHost Finity InComm iovation Jama Software Lumen Learning Lytics Marquam Mozilla Pollinate Q5id Radar Sitka Skyward Smarsh Squarespace Streem The Dyrt Tyfone Thesis Vacasa Vesta Work & Co Xandr Zapproved

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Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Virtual Happy Hour - 9/9/21

Mingle virtually with your fellow biotech and digital health enthusiasts, help build community, and share your ideas on how to further accelerate the growth of these promising sectors in Portland.

These happy hours bring together creative and driven professionals who are passionate about promoting the growth of Portland's Biotech and Digital Health community. This is a great opportunity to network and build relationships with individuals working across these sectors in both academia and industry.

Want to introduce your startup or idea at one of our upcoming happy hours? We have speaking opportunities at each of our events. If you would like to speak about your startup or introduce yourself or your idea to the group, please contact Rene Miller, Program Manager at OBI, for more information.

Accelerate Biotech & Digital Health Happy Hour is a grassroots event organized by the Oregon Bioscience Incubator.

Register at: https://bit.ly/3CH8xj1

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Thursday
Sep 2
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Hardware-Assisted Fine-Grained Control-Flow Integrity: Adding Lasers to Intel's CET/IBT
Online

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: João Corrêa
What: Hardware-Assisted Fine-Grained Control-Flow Integrity: Adding Lasers to Intel's CET/IBT
Where: https://li584-253.members.linode.com/PLUG
When: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 at 7pm Pacific
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

his talk presents FineIBT, a compiler-based enhancement that enables fine-grained forward-edge Control-Flow Integrity (CFI) policies on top of Intel's Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET). By combining the new hardware features with compiler instrumentation, FineIBT anchors indirect control transfers to sanity checks, enabling policies more restrictive than those supported solely by CET and increasing its effectiveness against control-flow hijacking attacks. An evaluation through custom benchmarks shown that FineIBT provides similar security guarantees with less performance costs when compared to Clang CFI, retaining its penalty between 1% and 7% while the latter added overheads between 5% and 53%. Beyond that, FineIBT also has other perks, such as benefiting from the CET's hardening against transient execution attacks and not depending on Link-Time Optimizations. This talk will explore the FineIBT implementation recently sent to the kernel-hardening mailing list, then discuss specific scenarios, such as how it could be used in the Linux kernel, possible improvements and expected challenges. Technical reference: https://www.openwall.com/lists/kernel-hardening/2021/02/11/1

Joao is an Offensive Security Researcher at Intel. His research interests are mostly focused in compiler-enabled features and analyses, but he will normally be down to chat about anything that involves binaries. Joao holds a PhD from the University of Campinas, where he worked on kCFI, a Control-Flow Integrity implementation for the Linux kernel (featured at Black Hat Asia 2017) and he also spent some time working for SUSE, where he bootstrapped the development of libpulp, an user-space live patching framework (featured at Linux Developers Conference Brazil 2019 and SUSE Labs Conference 2018).

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

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Tuesday
Aug 31
PDXWIT Presents: Accessibility in Tech: A Panel Discussion Centering People with Disabilities
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R9Qmrq9aTm6jU13qx6OYNg is required to gain entry to this virtual event

As tech companies throughout Portland turn their attention towards our post-pandemic world, one thing is clear: for people with disabilities in the workforce, we cannot go back to the way things were before.

In Oregon, 1 in 4 people comprising 31.8% of the local workforce lives with a disability. Still, the barriers for people with disabilities when it comes to hiring, workplace disclosure and accommodations — and thriving within the often-neurotypical cultures of the tech industry — create a challenging landscape to navigate upward growth and mobility.

Join PDXWIT and host Momentive for a panel discussion moderated and led by people living with disabilities in Portland as they provide education, share their experiences, and make recommendations for how tech can become more accessible.

Moderator: Katie Jahangiri (she/her) - Development Director

Panelists: Catherine Cambridge (she/her) - Manager of Legal Operations Miki Demeter (she/her) - Security Researcher Mark Espina (he/him) - Jr Database Developer

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our mission are welcome.

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging.

Tuesday
Aug 17
Portland C++ User's Group (PDXCPP)
Lucky Lab Brew Pub

Do you use C++? Would you like to learn C++?

Writing an operating system, an autonomous multi-agent system, video game, or hacking on a Raspberry Pi? Stuck on a problem and need another point of view? Perhaps you know C++ and would like to interact with others who also have experience with the language?

Meet up with other C++ programmers to learn, share, and develop tips and tricks of the trade, find out what local C++ projects are happening, and especially to better understand modern C++! All experience levels are welcome: You aren't alone on your C++ journey!

Our group is different than some others in that we focus on "modern" C++. We discussion many aspects of the current-- or even future-- C++ standards.

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PDXWIT August Virtual Happy Hour: Cybersecurity & Digital Health Check
Virtual

Registration through Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HqeZ8jYeSVmLssGxHgflVQ is required to gain entry to this virtual event

Join us for our last (for now?) entirely virtual Happy Hour, hosted by our friends at Delap.

Ensuring our data remains safe and secure has never been more critical, especially as working from home does not guarantee the same level of cybersecurity as an office. In fact, between February and May 2020, more than half a million people using video conferencing tools were affected by breaches.”

Diane Bishop from Delap will talk about how critical compliance is for business, while Dwayne Thomas of PDX Blacks in Tech will share stories garnered from his years working as a security engineer.

As always, we will have recruiters looking to connect with you about jobs via our Virtual Job Seekers Lounge. And for those of you looking to connect on camera, we will have face-to-face networking at the end of the event!

We will have ASL interpretation and live closed captioning throughout. Please get in touch with any additional accessibility needs you may have. Hope to see you there!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m. - Zoom Webinar Open/Virtual Networking 5:05 p.m. - Introductions + Announcements 5:10 p.m. - Guest speakers + Women in Tech History 5:20 p.m. - Recruiter Roll Call 5:45 p.m. - Virtual Job Seekers Section via Slack/Face-to-Face Networking 6:15 p.m. - Event ends

Purpose: We are building a better tech industry by creating access, dismantling inequities and fueling belonging.

Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our mission are welcome.

Friday
Aug 13
Getting into Tech: Advice from a Tech Recruiter with Tearyn Cox
The Tech Academy

Having a hard time breaking into the industry?

Join us this Friday with guest speaker Tearyn Cox, who is a professional Recruiter at Insight Global, to discuss job placement.

Bring your questions regrading job recruitment, resume, interview, and etc. as we prepare you for your future!

Join us Friday August 13th at 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mountain Time (3p CT, 4p ET) in our google meet room: https://meet.google.com/erw-giij-ktv

RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TT813

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Don't miss out!!

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Thursday
Aug 5
Portland Linux/Unix Group: Userspace live patching with Libpulp
Online

Portland Linux/Unix Group General Meeting Announcement

Who: Gabriel F. T. Gomes
What: Userspace live patching with Libpulp
Where: https://li584-253.members.linode.com/PLUG
When: Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at 7pm Pacific
Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Live patching enables software programs to be modified while running. With live patching, there's no need to "turn it off and on again". There are multiple implementations around for both kernel and userspace live patching. In this presentation, I will cover Libpulp, a framework for userspace live patching, and you will learn: what Libpulp does, how it applies patches and what a live patch looks like, the tools that it provides, how to build and test, and how to contribute.

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

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