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Tuesday
Apr 14, 2009
How to Use a Blog to Promote your business
USquared

When: Tuesday, April 14 2009 6-8:30pm

Where: 1562 Se Tacoma St. Portland or 97206

Cost: $75.00

You've heard of blogs, online journals where people write about different subjects and can sometimes use them to market your business, but how does it work? In this class, Ill explain what a blog is, how it can promote your business and how you can automate it.

In this class you will learn:

  • What a blog is
  • How to set-up a wordpress or blogger blog
  • How to use feedburner to automate your blogs
  • What blog directory sites to get on to promote your blog
  • How to get your blog entries onto Twitter
  • How to use blog widgets with your blog
  • How to let people subscribe to your blog by email
  • How to make your blog professional and tasteful

This is part one of a series of classes. If you RSVP for all four classes, before April 14th, I will give you a $50 discount from the total. See http://imagineyourreality.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/how-does-your-behavioral-style-influence-potential-clients/ for details

RSVP: [email protected] or call 503-869-0163

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Tuesday
Apr 21, 2009
How to use Linkedin and Biznik to promote your business and automate your time on them
USquared

How to use Linkedin and Biznik to promote your business

When: Tuesday April 21st 2009 6-8:30pm

Where: 1562 Se Tacoma St. Portland or 97206

Cost: $75.00

RSVP: [email protected] or 503-869-0163

Linkedin and Biznik are two of the more popular social networking sites available to professionals and entrepreneurs, but often I hear that people aren’t sure how to use these sites or how they will get you clients. I was once even told that someone thought that Linkedin was just another job hunting site. In this class, I clear up the confusion about these sites and show you how to automate them.

You will learn:

* How to set up a profile on Linkedin and Biznik
* How to use the Status update on Linkedin
* How to use the Question and Answer forum on Linkedin
* How to use Biztalk on Biznik
* What the groups feature is and how to use it on Linkedin and Biznik
* Why the recommendation/compliment can be helpful for growing your business.
* Why writing an article/putting on an event can be useful for raising your visibility.
* The protocol for inviting people into your network
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Thursday
Jul 23, 2009
Why do I need Social Networking for my Business? Yes, you can do it less than one hour a week.
Page 10 Accounting

Social networking is a hot topic in businesses today. Many of us are not sure how it helps grow our business or acquire new clients or where we will have the time to add one more thing to our hectic lives. However, one thing is for sure, if we don’t come and find out, we will never have answers to these questions.

In this program, Taylor Ellwood will explain what social networking is, why it’s important to be on these sites, and how it can benefit you and your business. Hew will explain how to automate your social networking presence so you only need to spend one hour a week and still have time to run your business and live your life. In this class you will learn:

* What Linkedin, Facebook, Biznik, Twitter are and why it’s important to be on these sites or some of them.
* How to get clients and business from these sites.
* How to automate your online presence so are spending minimum time and effort, yet getting maximum returns.
* What a status bar is and why it’s a good idea to update it regularly.
* How these sites can be used to obtain recommendations and testimonials from your clients.
* The do’s and don’ts of Social networking and how to maintain a professional profile on each site.

Taylor will not only explain, but also demonstrate the benefits of social networks, and show you how you can attract more clients to your business.

Date: Thursday, July 23rd 2009

Time: 11:30pm to 2pm

Price: $35.00 per person, Lunch included

Location: 607 Main Street Suite 240, Oregon City, 97045

To register please RSVP with Diane Dahlins at [email protected]. Check and credit cards only please, when rsvping.

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Monday
Aug 16, 2010
pdxdevops: First meeting of the Portland DevOps user group
Puppet Labs [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing.

The plan for this meeting is: * Short talks (1 to 15 minutes each) by attendees discussing their devops projects, experiences and challenges * Discuss how we should define "devops" and its scope for this group * Discuss what we'd like to talk about at future meetings * Discuss how we'd like to manage the group * Discuss time/dates we'd like to meet in the future

Venue, food and drinks are all sponsored by Puppet Labs.

Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Sep 20, 2010
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs, 2nd floor meeting room [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

Igal Koshevoy will present "Devops case study: Open Source Bridge", describing his work on creating and maintaining reliable, vendor-neutral infrastructure for a regional open source conference running many custom apps. He'll discuss architecture, provisioning, automation, development, deployment, monitoring, migrations and disaster recovery. He will also give a walkthrough the AutomateIt recipes that setup and manage the servers (available as open source at http://github.com/igal/osbp_automateit), with more of a focus on explaining how these are structured rather than on the tool, so you can more easily reuse the ideas with your favorite automation tool.

Other presentations, lightning talks and discussion topics will also be covered.

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Monday
Oct 18, 2010
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs, 2nd floor meeting room [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Nov 15, 2010
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs, 2nd floor meeting room [OLD LOCATION, NO LONGER IN USE]

TOPICS: * "Top 10 Things To Setup On Your New Or Existing Servers" presentation by Igal Koshevoy, followed by group discussion * "What do you wish you could automate?" question and answer discussion * Open discussions

GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

VENUE: Enter the building at 122 NW 3rd Avenue (picture at http://bit.ly/9BKLDs), there will be a "pdxdevops" sign on the door, and go up to the 2nd floor conference room. You can arrive as early as 6:30pm to get a head start on eating, drinking and socializing.

SPONSOR: The venue, food and drink are kindly provided by Puppet Labs, creators of the Puppet open source data center automation and configuration management framework.

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Monday
Dec 20, 2010
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

PRESENTATIONS: * Cody Herriges: "Introduction to Puppet Types and Providers" -- A talk about the conceptual design, gotchas and best-practices for creating these important automation building blocks. * Igal Koshevoy: "Puppet Enterprise" -- A talk about the new Puppet Enterprise product and some lessons from building it.

GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jan 17, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Mar 21, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Apr 18, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
May 16, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Presentations: * Corey Osman will give a presentation on OpenNMS and other SNMP management tools. * Igal Koshevoy will give an introduction to the Chef configuration management tool; how to use its resources, third-party cookbooks, and the chef-solo toolset; how to write cookbooks, definitions, lightweight resources/providers, and roles. He's been building out a comprehensive multi-site configuration and plans to open source most of the code and tools soon, and thus has plenty of real code he can show.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jun 20, 2011
pdxdevops [Cancelled this month, go to the Open Source Bridge birds-of-a-feather session instead]
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

UPDATE: We're not meeting this month. Instead, please join us at the Open Source Bridge birds-of-a-feather session. The schedule hasn't been finalized yet, but it'll be sometime on June 21-24.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2011
DevOps, Cloud, Automation and more! birds-of-a-feather session at Open Source Bridge
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Join us at Open Source Bridge for lightning talks and discussions on exciting topics in devops best practices, cloud infrastructures (e.g. VMware Cloud Foundry, Rackspace Cloud, Amazon Web Services, openstack, etc), and tools (e.g. Puppet, Chef, etc).

This BoF will be a great way to meet fellow practitioners and experts building the tools and platforms of the future. You’ll be able to find out what cool things others are doing and share your ideas.

If you’d like to give a short talk, 3-15 minutes, please prepare and mention it at the beginning of the meeting so we can add you to the agenda. We’ll spend the rest of the time in open discussions, which will be awesome.

Expect to meet engineers from Puppet Labs, VMware, RackSpace Cloud, openstack and other organizations in this industry. There will also be swag, like books and t-shirts.

The Portland DevOps User Group and the Portland AWS User Group meet regularly to discuss these sorts of topics, see http://pdxdevops.org/ and http://pawsug.janrain.com/ for details.

IMPORTANT: If you don’t already have a ticket for the Open Source Bridge conference, you’ll need to either buy one or register for a free “Community Pass” that will let you into the Friday unconference, Hacker Lounge and the evening BoFs: http://osbridge.eventbrite.com/

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Monday
Jul 18, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps -- Virtualized dev environments with Vagrant, and more
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

TOPICS: * Igal Koshevoy will talk about using Vagrant to manage virtualized development environments. Using this open source tool, you'll be able to give developers fully configured virtual machines containing all the services, libraries and dependencies they need to get started immediately. These virtual machines are provisioned using Chef, Puppet or shell, letting you give devs the same stack as the one you're using for your production environment.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Tuesday
Jul 26, 2011
ScaleOut Camp PDX (CloudCamp) [new date and venue]
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

IMPORTANT: PLEASE RSVP AT THE URL ABOVE, IT'S FREE!

ALSO: The date has changed to Tuesday.

ScaleOutCamp 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 ScaleOutCamp, 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.

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Monday
Aug 15, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Sep 19, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Oct 17, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

PRESENTATIONS:

Corey Osman will present his experiences with SSDs (Solid-State Drives), fast memory-based storage:

  • types of SSD
  • how much it cost
  • how it differs from traditional storage
  • filesystem bottlenecks
  • latency
  • SSD vendors
  • usage with oracle
  • benchmarking
  • life expectancy
  • raid and SSD
  • how to persuade your boss into buying one
  • enterprise vs consumer grade
  • power usage

Jacob Helwig will talk about his recent experiences with Puppet, Ubuntu CloudInit and AWS to provision groups of servers.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Nov 21, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Thursday
Dec 15, 2011
Portland Oregon Selenium Users Group - Inaugural Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Be part of the pdx Selenium inaugural meeting!

Come enjoy some beers, meet fellow developers & testers and help mold the future of the Portland Selenium user group.

Agenda:

Meet & Greets

Discuss Future:

  • Topics
  • Speakers
  • Venues
  • Frequency of meetups
  • Sponsors
  • Goals
  • etc...

We hope to see you there!

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Monday
Dec 19, 2011
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jan 16, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Feb 20, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Jonathan "Duke" Leto will be talking about Cloud Foundry http://cloudfoundry.com

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Mar 19, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Apr 16, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
May 21, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

TOPICS:

  • Igal Koshevoy: Including system migrations inside configuration management recipes, e.g. rearranging directories. Pros and cons for whether this should even be done and tips to reduce headaches later. There will also be group discussion since it's a common enough need, there are many ways to do this, and it'd be good to hear how others deal with this.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jun 18, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting: To package or not to package?
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

PRESENTATIONS:

Michael Stahnke of Puppet Labs will give a presentation on "Packaging". He'll talk about the correct way to create custom packages of software and incorporate them into your devops workflow so you can more effectively isolate changes and improve the repeatability of your configurations.

Igal Koshevoy will present "A Barbarian's Guide to Avoiding Packaging", a short talk on abusing your configuration system. Although not "correct", this approach can save time, simplify workflow, and minimize infrastructure needed compared to building custom packages in certain cases.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jul 16, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

Welcome OSCON attendees!

We'll focus this month's meeting on lightning talks and discussions, allowing us to cover many interesting devops topics in a conversational way -- we're very good at this sort of thing, e.g. see notes from a similar meeting. If you have a talk, please get in touch on the mailing list or in person at the beginning of the meeting.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Aug 20, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

PRESENTATIONS:

  • William Van Hevelingen and Spencer will talk about automating their Samba DFS root servers as discrete resources using Puppet and Hiera.
  • Corey Osman will talk about his IPMI library for Ruby and accompanying Puppet module. IPMI is an interface for managing computers, e.g. changing BIOS, rebooting, etc.
  • Adam Gandelman of Canonical's OpenStack team will talk about using Jenkins/Hudson continuous integration to do pre-commit and post-commit tests, and seek out advice on doing this better.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Sep 17, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Oct 15, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Nov 19, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet Labs on NW Park (old office)

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Dec 17, 2012
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting (NEW VENUE)
Elemental Technologies

Come by as early as 6:30pm to get a head start on socializing and eating.

PRESENTATIONS:

  • "Where to keep configuration data?" Talk discussing the various ways to store the data used as parameters for your configurations and their pros/cons. Sample code will be for Chef, but Puppet equivalents of most of these alternatives will be mentioned.
  • ...and a lot more!

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations. The group meets regularly to share practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation, configuration management, and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

ABOUT THE SPONSOR: The venue, food and refreshments are provided by Elemental Technologies, a Portland, Oregon software company that specializes in massively parallel processing solutions for video encoding, decoding and transcoding of video over IP networks. For more information, visit http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/

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Monday
Jan 21, 2013
[Canceled] pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
TBD - Portland

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Tuesday
Jan 22, 2013
Opscode Chef Introductory Workshop
Kinetic Technology Solutions

This Chef Introductory Workshop is a hands on training class for getting familiar with Chef for performing common automation tasks. In this workshop, we will cover:

  • Set up a local workstation with Chef and connect to a Chef Server.

  • Use Chef to automate installation of a Nagios server as a real world example.

  • Automate other common system tasks with Chef, including: User management and sudo permissions NTP, including a local NTP server SMTP relaying with postfix

Each exercise will be instructor-led, and introduce new Chef concepts along the way. We'll cover the Anatomy of a Chef Run, Chef's Authentication Cycle, how to build roles, manipulate configuration through data in attributes, use Chef's search API for dynamic configuration, and more.

For more information and to register please go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5091368420.

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Monday
Feb 18, 2013
[RESCHEDULED to 2/25] pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
TBD - Portland

NOTE: This meeting has been rescheduled to 2/25!

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Feb 25, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Elemental Technologies

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Mar 18, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Elemental Technologies

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Wednesday
Mar 20, 2013
SQAUG : Got Software? Get Automating!! A guide for the Beginner!!
Con-Way

A guide for the beginner: How to start up small with automation, and build up your portfolio! How to make your testing life easier!!

GUEST SPEAKER: Alan Ark, QA Manager at Compli

Alan Ark is the QA Manager at Compli, in Portland, Oregon. Alan has gained tremendous experience working for Unircu, Switchboard.com, and Thomson Financial – First Call. Mr. Ark has previously presented ‘Euro: An Automated Solution to Currency Conversion’ at Quality Week ’99, and ‘Collaborative Quality: One Company’s Recipe for Software Success’ at PNSQC 2008 and YES! You CAN Bring Test Automation to Your Company! at PNSQC 2011. At Compli, he is using Ruby to solve problems both large and small.

His LinkedIn profile can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/in/arkie

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are BRAND NEW, and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

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Monday
Apr 15, 2013
[POSTPONED to 4-22] pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Elemental Technologies Website
Wednesday
Apr 17, 2013
SQAUG Presents: Murky Waters: Where Do Tests Come From?
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

Murky Waters: Where Do Tests Come From? A discussion about requirements, and other sources for the development of test cases

Moderated by: Mary Torres Lead QA Engineer, Viewpoint Construction Software, Portland, OR

at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday April 17, 2013 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Where do tests come from? Pittsburg. No not really. Actually, we hope to discuss the various sources for tests in the different SDLC environments. We want everyone to share good practices for gleaning information needed for testing, including; rummaging through requirements, user stories, acceptance criteria, code commentary, etc. Do your Product Managers write up test cases, DEV’s? Business Analysts? Tech facilitators? Remember Use Cases? Much of what we used to do, has become muddled and wrapped up in terminology and processes that no longer mean the same things they used to. Let’s talk it through and see if we can help each other in this murky water.

Mary Torres; our moderator for this event currently works at Viewpoint Construction Software as Lead QA Engineer. She a degree in Computer Science, has almost 17 years working in the software industry, and has worked in QA for that entire time. Her work experience includes QA management, automated testing, and functional testing. She is also a certified scrum master. Mary has worked on projects that have utilized traditional Waterfall and Agile/Scrum SDLC’s.

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza, Networking and SQAUG Announcements 6:00-7:30PM: Scheduled Moderator: Mary Torres

Details: • Event is Free to the public • Onsite parking (directions below) • Light dinner and beverages will be served • No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are NEW, and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Linked in: SQAUG Meetup: SQAUGPDX

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Monday
Apr 22, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Puppet

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

This meeting was rescheduled from 4-15.

Currently lined up to speak are:

  • Aaron Bento: Using AWS Cloudformation & Chef
  • Spencer Krum: Zero to Root
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Monday
May 20, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Elemental Technologies

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Jul 22, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Elemental Technologies

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ && Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Aug 19, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Cloudability

This meeting will take a look at Ansible and make some comparisons to the Puppet, Chef and Salt.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Sep 16, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Cloudability

This meeting will be an open discussion about getting started with devops, best practices, tricks, tips and pitfalls. We'll cover everything from early stage devops (bash scripts) through automated automation (tag-driven provisioning) and (container|zone|root-jail)-oriented deployments. Bring your anecdotes and war stories.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Oct 21, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama Software

Please join us on October 21 at Jama Software for a talk about Docker by CPUsage CTO and co-founder, Matt Wallington.

Docker has been a hot topic in devops circles recent months and Matt will be imparting his experiences using it as well as some demonstrations of the tool itself. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Nov 18, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Tonkon Torp LLP

Please join us on November 18 for a talk about Vagrant & Packer by Sean Kane.

Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments using virtual machines. Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Dec 16, 2013
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on December 16 at Jama Software to discuss Go for System Administration with Kelsey Hightower.

Created just 4 years ago, Go has been gaining traction in many areas from core system services like DNS and CDN, devops applications like Packer and Docker, and continues to stretch further into web applications and general processing utilities. Kelsey will be discussing the benefits he has realized by using Go as an admin's tool. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Kelsey is the Director of Software Engineering at Monsoon Commerce, co-editor of the Golang Newsletter and recently gained committer status to Packer.

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!

ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Tuesday
Dec 17, 2013
Kickoff Meeting for PDX FitNesse Users Group
Cambia Health Solutions

Please join us to kick-off this new Meetup group and help us develop a thriving community of practice for FitNesse in Portland.

If you’re not sure what FitNesse is or how it can be used to automate tests, specify requirements or support TDD practices, here are some sites to check out:

http://fitnesse.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FitNesse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_dVuQjWXaw

Please RSVP at the website. We hope to see you and other members of the Portland development and SQA community there.

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Monday
Jan 20, 2014
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on January 20th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • Presentation: Vagrant 101 with Jama's own Rich Howard.
  • Lightning Talk 1: Provisioning LXC Containers using Packer with Kelsey Hightower.

About the Speakers

A seasoned veteran of devops, Rich will lead an introduction into the magical realm of Vagrant including networking, multi-VM setup and provisioning. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Kelsey is the Director of Engineering at Monsoon Commerce with over 10 years of experience in making IT problems disappear using the power of unix, programming, and empathy.

Spencer is a Linux and application administrator with UTI Worldwide. He has been using Linux and Puppet for years. Spencer is co-authored (with William Van Hevelingen and Ben Kero) the second edition of Pro Puppet by James Turnbull and Jeff McCune.

About the Tech

Vagrant is free and open-source software for creating and configuring virtual development environments. Although it started as a wrapper around VirtualBox with configuration management integration with Chef and Puppet, later versions have come to support AWS and VMWare as well as various means of provisioning and configuring the boxes including Ansible and Salt.

Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Feb 24, 2014
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on February 24th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • CoreOS and etcd with Brandon Philips (CTO, CoreOS)

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Mar 17, 2014
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on February 24th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • Graphite demo with William Van Hevelingen
  • Managing ZFS via ReST with Spencer Krum.

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Wednesday
Mar 19, 2014
Software QA User Group (SQAUG)
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents: Building Automation on Business Concepts – Michael Cowan, SQE Viewpoint Construction SW Topic: Building Automation on Business Concepts - A Real World Example

Come participate in an open discussion of advanced automation concepts using real world examples from Viewpoints massive ERP Solution. There will be an initial presentation on key concepts, followed by a code review of real tests and ending in an open discussion of how these concepts can be applied to your work

The presentation will focus on how Viewpoint has structured its automation framework to focus on common business concepts and not a single technology. We wi ll show you how a single test can be written so it runs against a WinForm UI, Web UI, REST API or even directly against a database.

This framework was implemented in C# (but I have implemented Java and Scala versions at past companies) and was executing test cases in less than 30 days. Everything we discuss will be targeted at how to get something viable up and running in less than 30 days

About Our Speaker: Michael Cowan has over 20 years’ experience in the
software industry, and has held individual and management roles in both QA and Development. His passions have always been automation, and he has been a lead engineer on several successf ul automation frameworks

Agenda: 5:30-6:00 PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Michael Cowan will discuss automating business concepts, and any questions you’ve sent.

Details: . Event is Free to the public · On site parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are BRAND NEW,
and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discuss ions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Linked in: SQAUG

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Monday
Apr 21, 2014
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us on April 14th at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • ZenOSS with Michael Whities

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Wednesday
May 14, 2014
SQAUG PRESENTS: Getting the Job You Love!
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

Getting The Job You Love Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side??? by Angela Enloe, Senior IT Manager, Conway

at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Getting the Job You Love! Is the grass greener on the other side? We all have choices! We can choose where we work, and what we want in a job! But do we all know how to grow and change in our jobs, to create the best impact for our careers? Do we know how to hunt or interview for that "just right" company? Learn about how to make the right choices, how to take that large step up the career ladder in this talk about career development, hunting for the right job, and growing your skills for a competitive and demanding job market!

Angela Enloe, Senior IT Manager at Conway, will be presenting this don't-miss topic at our next SQAUG meeting. Are you looking to develop your career? Come learn about how best to do that! If you have found a terrific job – come share with others about how you did that! If you ARE looking currently - Angela will share some of the things you can do to make YOU the best candidate!

About Our Speaker: Angela Enloe, Sr. IT Mgr. is in a senior leadership role at Con-way, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. She is responsible for the QA Team and Technical Support groups and has been in the IT/SQA field for 18+ years. She is co-founder and past President of SQAUG, and wants to share her passion for career development, mentoring and networking. Her diverse background includes many different industries and management of a broad selection of IT teams including: QA, development, change management, release management, and technical support.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Angela Enloe will talk about how to grow your career.

Details: • Event is Free to the public • Onsite parking (directions below) • Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served • No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are BRAND NEW, and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Linked in: SQAUG

To be on event notification mailing list, join the SQAUG group at MEETUP.com.

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Monday
May 19, 2014
pdxdevops: Portland DevOps user group meeting
Jama South

Please join us at Jama South for an exciting night of devops!

  • Nick Chappel from NetXPosure will take us for a ride through installing and configuring logstash.
  • Rakesh Komulwad from HCL operations will show how to use logstash to track latency in an application.
  • Following presentations, we'll have a review of Monitorama and discuss the state of monitoring.

This month our meeting is sponsored by Volt Workforce Solutions. Many thanks to Volt for supplying the pizza and to Jama for hosting the event!!


ABOUT THE GROUP: pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. Meetings are usually on the third Monday of the month. Website: http://pdxdevops.org/ Twitter: @pdxdevops

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Monday
Aug 18, 2014
PdxDevOps
Tonkon Torp LLP

Nick Chappel will do a lightning talk on his graphite replacement constructed from riemman, influx db, and grafana.

Cooper Stevenson will take us through his design and deployment of his new website built on angular and node.

Sean Kane is going to give a talk on automation of hardware at Velocity NY and is going to beta test his talk on all of us. The talk tilte is: Automated Hardware Provisioning in the Real-world

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Nov 10, 2014
FutureTalks PDX with Isaac & Baxter + Special Happy Hour
New Relic

Emergence of the Marketing Engineer

Software is eating the world, and now more than ever modern Marketers rely on software platforms to engage the right audience, with the right message, at the right time. Learn how marketing technology, automation, and an engineering mindset is shaping a new type of marketer and a new type of engineer.

Join us on November 10 when we'll hear from New Relic's own Isaac Wyatt and Baxter Denney on the future of Marketing Technology and the emergence of Marketing Engineers. See a demo of our mashup of Marketing & Application Data using our real-time analytics platform, New Relic Insights.

› Doors will open at 5:30p for a special networking happy hour! The food and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic. The presentation will begin right at 6:30p.

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Isaac is a marketing ops manager at New Relic. He came to New Relic with 10 years of business and SaaS experience, 8 in SaaS. His two pillars of expertise are marketing automation and marketing analytics.

Baxter is a marketing ops geek, having led Marketing Ops and DemandGen teams at Citrix and Couchbase. Prior to that he was a marketing consultant, specializing in politics and sports marketing. Currently he leads the Marketing Operations team at New Relic.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

Wednesday
Nov 19, 2014
Welcome to the Era of Engagement Marketing at Collective Agency
Collective Agency Downtown

The quest of every organization is the same: to rapidly acquire customers, grow their lifetime value, and convert them into loyal advocates who in turn, influence new customers.

PIZZA. BEER.

Marketers are now faced with new challenges in this dynamic, ever-changing, customer-driven world. The key to success is one thing: engagement. Join us to learn how best-in-breed marketers are mastering the art and science of digital marketing by leveraging seven key tenets of engagement marketing and engaging their audience:

• As individuals

• Based on what they do

• Continuously over time

• Wherever they are

• Always directed towards a goal

• With measurable impact

• At the speed of digital

PIZZA. BEER.

We are excited to welcome two Marketing Automation thought leaders from this Meetup's Sponsor, Marketo:

• Allison Dyer (@DyerAllison), Sr. Solutions Consultant, Marketo

• Joseph Benoit (@JNBenoit), Associate Solutions Consultant, Marketo

Did I mention we will also have pizza and beer?

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Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
SQAUG Presents: Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT)
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT)

by Loren Brown

at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday March 18, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Non-Expert Automation Testing (NEAT) is an automation testing framework that enables non-experts to harness the power of data-driven, Selenium automation tests. The NEAT web portal simplifies and guides the creation of otherwise complex scripts through the use of an intuitive user interface that manages a web element object repository, test case input data, and test scripts. This approach is intended to enable test script automation to be completed in hours or days instead of weeks or months. The motivation behind NEAT is to equip business analysts, without automation expertise, with an intuitive tool to create and execute sophisticated, automated end-to-end testing scripts. This framework enables teams to increase automated test coverage and allows the highly skilled automation developers to focus on more complex automation testing needs of the organization.

About Our Speaker: Loren J. Brown is a Test Automation Architect and owner of Quantum Peg, Inc. He is currently teaming up with John Cvetko from TEK Associates to develop the DEAP testing tool. After obtaining a Bachelor’s in Computer Science at Portland State University, Loren worked for over two decades as a QA Engineer in various capacities. At Intel Corporation he spent a little over a dozen years in various product teams and Intel Labs as a QA Lead in various software projects including Video Conferencing, IP Telephony, TCP/IP Network Performance, and others. He spent over six years at Automatic Data Processing (ADP) as a QA Lead developing various test automation frameworks and harnesses, and multiple software lifecycle data visualization projects. When he carves out time for hobbies, Loren likes tinkering with microcontrollers and small electronics projects. Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is the Portland/Vancouver area’s leading Software Quality Assurance User Group. We are in our 3rd year and extend a warm welcome to everyone to participate in a group dedicated to growing the Software Quality Assurance profession.

SQAUG is a group of SQA professionals who come together in an open forum to learn from each other. We engage in discussions, debates, presentations, explore tools of the trade, network, and share job opportunity information. Our goals are to expand knowledge of Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers and take software quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Tuesday
Apr 7, 2015
RCSQE Presents: 'Multiply with Beaker' by Alice Nodelman (Puppet Labs)
CrowdCompass by Cvent

Rose City Software Quality Engineers (RCSQE)

Empowering software professionals to build better software for tomorrow by championing quality today

Tonight's discussion: 'Multiply with Beaker' by Alice Nodelman (Puppet Labs)

Beaker is an acceptance level testing tool developed by Puppet Labs that supports both multi-platform and multi-virtualization techniques.  Beaker tests combine basic Ruby with a custom DSL and are designed to be executed no matter the operating system or cloud provider selected at runtime.  SUTs of a variety of platforms (linux, mac, windows, etc) are provisioned on a variety of virtualization systems and are then validated and configured.  The result is a SUT abstraction that allows automators to write understandable and powerful scripts.

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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
SQAUG Presents: The Importance of Abstraction in Automation Projects
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

The Importance of Abstraction in Automation Projects at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday May 20, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

The majority of automation projects fail, most within the first 6-12 months. Initially it’s easy to put something together that works for a small number of test cases, but as the application evolves, the troubleshooting/maintenance needs of the tests quickly overcome the ability of the team. Eventually (around 6-12 months) a new engineer takes over and restarts the automation effort in a new direction, often with the same issues.

This presentation will be focused on how to use the OOP concept of Abstraction to reduce the maintenance costs of automation and extend the life of your frameworks. Additional benefits will be discussed, like the ability to change the Automation Technology without rebuilding all your tests.

These concepts will work with 3rd party automation products like QTP as well as homegrown frameworks. You will get the most value from abstraction when its added at the beginning of the projects, but we will discuss how they can be leverages in larger, existing frameworks. Level: Intermediate. Knowledge of automation concepts along with some basic understanding of development practices will be assumed.

All code examples will be shown in C#, but the concepts will apply to any tool or language.

Supporting Material https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS550US550&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Why+software+automation+fails

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstraction_%28computer_science%29#Abstraction_in_object_oriented_programming

About our speaker: Michael Cowan is a Principal QA Engineer at Viewpoint Construction Software. He has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, and has held individual and management roles in both QA and Development. His passions have always been automation, and he has been a lead engineer on several successful automation frameworks.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are in our 3rd year and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Wednesday
Jun 17, 2015
SQAUG Presents: QA and The Role They Play in Team Dialogue
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

QA and The Role They Play in Team Dialogue at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday June 17, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Dialogue is a contraction from the Greek words for through and words. It suggests an activity aimed at eliciting meaning…

The Greeks introduced the idea that individuals are not intelligent on their own, that it's only by reasoning together that they are able to uncover the truth for themselves. …By questioning and probing each other, carefully dissecting and analyzing ideas, finding the inconsistencies, never attacking or insulting but always searching for what they can accept between them, they can gradually attain deeper understanding and insight.

The role of QA is often seen as one that only reports negatively on the work of others: “…found a bug with your code”; “…the way you designed this isn’t good for the end user”; “…You never include requirements in your stories…and when you do, they lack sufficient details.”

The importance of True Dialogue is that it allows positive reactions and outcomes, from negative input…when done well, the benefits can be extraordinary!

About our speaker: Joe Famme is a Quality Minded individual, who’s been helping to improve the quality of his teams, and the software they work on, for over 20 years. He started in phone support with WordPerfect, in the early nineties. After about a year and a half of that…and the release of Windows 3.0…he discovered the world of QA, and has never looked back.

Besides WordPerfect, Joe’s also worked for internationally known companies Novell, Corel, Intel, and Sage.

Joe’s been working in the Portland Tech Community since 1996. He’s been part of several strong Oregon Companies and several startup companies, .com’s & .bomb’s. And, Joe’s been part of the SQAUG organization since before it became a public group.

In all of his years of being part of the Quality Assurance field, he has found that the quest for the mastery of effective communication and true dialogue has been a key element to success. And, he hopes that some of the dialogue during his presentation provides at least one insight for all attendees to take back to their teams.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: · Event is Free to the public · Onsite parking (directions below) · Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served · No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are in our 3rd year and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org/ Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Wednesday
Oct 21, 2015
SQAUG Presents: QA and Poetry - Scott Poole is here to discuss how these two disciplines are surprisingly related!
Con-Way

SQAUG Presents:

QA and Poetry - how these two disciplines are surprisingly related at Con-Way 2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209 on Wednesday October 21, 2015 5:30pm until 7:30pm Event is FREE and Open to the Public

This month, we are excited to welcome Scott Poole for a talk on how writing a poem is similar to QA. You have to anticipate the pitfalls an audience and a user might fall into. To illustrate this, Scott will read several humorous poems that reflect on this QA type experience. He will discuss about how both disciplines have influenced each other and the benefits gained. Scott is also one of the keynote speakers for the PNSQC’s October events and will be tailoring his presentation specifically for SQAUG!

About our speaker: Scott Poole is most well known as the “House Poet” on the weekly Live Wire! public radio variety show, taped in Portland and broadcast nationally by Public Radio International. However, he is also a software developer. Currently, he’s the Senior Web Developer for Columbia United Providers in Vancouver, WA. He’s been writing code for 9 years and poetry for 25. He is the author of three books of poetry, The Cheap Seats, Hiding from Salesmen and, most recently, The Sliding Glass Door.

Agenda: 5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking 6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements 6:15-7:30PM: Presentation/Q&A

Details: • Event is Free to the public • Onsite parking (directions below) • Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served • No RSVP is required to attend

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We are in our 3rd year and would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality seriously.

For more on SQAUG: http://www.sqaug.org

Meetup: SQAUGPDX Linked in: SQAUG

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Thursday
Jul 21, 2016
Beers with Engineers
10 Barrel

A monthly gathering for Portland area tech junkies. More specifically, those focused on data, emerging technology, and general IT topics. Industry vets, IT pros, nerds, geeks, tech philosoraptors, whatever.... Whether 5 or 50 this is an awesome opportunity to get together and talk shop, learn from peers, or just have some beers and a good time.

No management, No selling, No recruiting, No problems. Talking to people about your product(s) or career networking is fine but people "leeching" on the attendance isn't cool so don't do it. Industry folks with expense cards typically cover festivities but this isn't a "sponsored" event and we don't intend to turn BwE into "powerpoint parties". Venue will be dynamic alternating between locations and if group size demands we'll book a location to support.

If you're new to the group or haven't been out in a while we're a pretty dynamic crowd and always have a lot of fun.

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Monday
Nov 7, 2016
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

We hope you'll join us for the next Puppet User Group meeting.

Agenda:

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:15 Success with the PE Roadmap - Susannah Axelrod

7:15-7:45 Town Hall Discussion - Bring your ideas for what you want to see in 2017!

7:45-8:15 Mingle & plan for the next meeting

Extra Details: The office is wheelchair accessible, and has an elevator. There is bike parking on the street and just inside the parking garage at the corner of SW Stark and SW 1st Ave. Parking is available on the street or at one of the many pay to park lots near the office

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Monday
Dec 5, 2016
Puppet User Group Canceled
Puppet Headquarters

Hi folks,

We've decided to cancel the December meeting due to the weather.

We will be back in January :)

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Monday
Jan 9
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi Everyone!

This Meetup will be for mingling and getting prepped for 2017.

We'll eat, drink and be merry. We'll also talking about the types of activities you'd like to do in the upcoming year. Come with any ideas or suggestions you may have.

Hope to see you there!

**Please fill out this google form about next year's activities: https://goo.gl/forms/UWt5noEAFkxEmuuT2

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:30 Town Hall Discussion - Bring your ideas for what you want to see in 2017!

7:30-7:45 More Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Feb 6
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be discussing High Availability (HA) in Puppet Enterprise. The HA feature is pretty new and this will be a great chance to get a jumpstart on how it works. Speaking about it will be Grace Andrews. Grace is a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet, and one of the organizers of our PUG.

Hope to see you there!

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:15 High Availabilty with Puppet Enterprise, Grace Andrews

7:15-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

Also, if you haven’t filled out our survey yet about what people are looking for in the PUG, we’d still love to hear your opinions:

https://goo.gl/forms/UWt5noEAFkxEmuuT2

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Wednesday
Feb 22
Chef PDX - Chef PDX Meetup #003 - Ask the Pros
New Relic

We're skipping January this time due to travel schedules not aligning, but will be back February 22nd with an awesome meetup! 


Ever wish you had a Chef sitting next to you so you can ask that burning question? 

Perhaps you've been banging your head against a wall on something technical and wish a Chef was sitting next to you to help?

Have you wished you had a Chef's ear to express how much you love, or maybe don't love, using Chef?

Maybe you're new to Chef and config management and want to bounce some questions or ideas off of people who do this stuff for a living?

Well, now you can! This time we're bringing in a panel of Chefs for Q&A / AMA (Ask Me Anything) and then we'll break out and help you work through any issues you may be experiencing with Chef products, recipes, pipelines, and even DevOps transformation. So start thinking about questions you'd like answered or things you'd like to discuss or work on and bring it on! We're here to help you and make you successful!

This is a great opportunity to meet some Chefs from different areas within Chef and get answers and help! Join us!

Chef Panel

Irving Popovetsky - Principal Customer Architect

Daniel Martushev - Field Solutions Architect

George Miranda - Director of Product Marketing

Eric Maxwell - Success Engineer

Morgan Drake - Inside Solutions Architect 

Tim Smith - Community Engineer


Kaivalya Hanswadkar - Director, UX Design


MORE TBA

Food / Drink

As usual, pizza (gf & vegan options too!), beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. 

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Monday
Mar 6
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about the new vRO plugin for Puppet Enterprise. The plugin makes it much easier to automate provisioning hosts in VMware and applying Puppet roles to them. Tommy Speigner will be showing it to us, he's a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:15 vRO plugin for Puppet Enterprise, Tommy Speigner

7:15-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Apr 3
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about Hiera 5, formerly known as the lookup function. We'll be getting a demo from Mike Smith, a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet. If you've not followed this topic closely it will be a great way to get up to speed on the changes.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Hiera 5 demo, Mike Smith

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
May 1
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about Terraform, HashiCorp's popular provisioning tool, and how it relates to Puppet. Rich Burroughs from Puppet's SRE team will be speaking and doing a demo. If you're interested in Terraform please bring your thoughts and contribute to the discussion.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Terraform and Puppet, Rich Burroughs

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Jun 5
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we'll be taking a look at some of the new features in Puppet Enterprise 2017.2. Sean Techavatnavisal will be showing us the new Package Inspector, and the new feature that lets you run the Puppet agent on nodes from the UI. Sean is a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Package Inspector and Puppet Jobs, Sean Techavatnavisal

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Jul 10
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

The Puppet office will be closed on 7/3, so the July PUG meeting will be held on Monday 7/10.

Corey Osman will be talking about the Puppet Debugger, a tool he wrote to help people get instant feedback about what their Puppet code is doing. With the Puppet Debugger you can set breakpoints, inspect variables, run functions, test datatypes, and much more. Corey will walk us through how to setup the debugger and show serval real world scenarios involving everyday problems found in most puppet shops. Corey is a software consultant with a lot of Puppet experience, and he’s one of the organizers of our PUG.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:15 Puppet Debugger, Corey Osman

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Aug 7
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

We have two presentations for the August PUG. Glenn Sarti from the Puppet Engineering team has a lightning talk about the new Puppet plugin for Visual Studio Code. Code is becoming a very popular editor, and the new plugin has some great features.

Gene Liverman from the Puppet SRE team will be giving an overview of doing Puppet on Windows. Gene will be covering topics like DSC, Chocolatey, and using Powershell.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda 

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-6:50 Puppet plugin for VS Code, Glenn Sarti

6:50-7:30 Puppet on Windows, Gene Liverman 

7:30-8:00 Mingling

8:00 End Meeting 

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Monday
Oct 2
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

We have two presentations for the October PUG. Lindsey Smith + Jesse Scott from the Puppet Product and Engineering team (respectively) will be sharing the Puppet Development Kit with us. It's a great session for folks getting started with the PDK or just eager to learn more.

Corey Osman from the community will be presenting on puppet-retrospec and the differences and overlaps between the PDK.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-6:55 Puppet Development Kit, Lindsey Smith + Jesse Scott

6:55-7:20 Puppet-Retrospec, Corey Osman

7:20-8:00 Mingling

8:00 End Meeting

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Monday
Nov 6
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

We have a PuppetConf 2017 Recap for the October PUG. Elizabeth Plumb, PNW Sales Engineer from Sales Engineering team will be talking about all the exciting new announcements that were made in SF a few weeks ago. We will also have community member Corey Osman showing us how to test across multiple Puppet versions. This will be super useful information for folks interested in the new release and upgrading to the most current versions of Open Source and Enterprise!

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 PuppetConf Recap, Elizabeth Plumb

7:00-7:30 Testing across multiple Puppet versions, Corey Osman

7:30-8:00 Mingling

8:00 End Meeting

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