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Tuesday
Jun 21, 2011
Portland Java User Group: Lean Mobile Data and Open Source: Storage, Messaging and Analysis
Oracle (Downtown Campus)

This month's topic: Lean Mobile Data and Open Source: Storage, Messaging and Analysis

This talk will provide a overview of Urban Airship's core data warehouse architecture - a system designed to handle capture, intake and analysis of data for 100s of millions of mobile devices with near real time precision. The talk will touch on Urban Airship's use of HBase, Hadoop Core, ZooKeeper, Kafka as well as home-grown services. Time permitting, the talk will also cover how Urban Airship takes a lean approach to working with volumes of data including the use of ad-hoc tools such as Pig and Cascading as well as how the company leverages the data architecture for fast customer discovery and innovations.


Speaker: Erik Onnen

Erik Onnen is the Hadoop and Analytics Lead at Urban Airship, the Portland-based leader in mobile application engagement services. He has over 10 years in distributed systems experience including the design and implementation of multiple "big data" systems. Erik joined Urban Airship in October of 2010, prior to that he was a Principal Engineer at Jive Software.


PJUG meetings start with some time to eat and socialize (pizza and beverages are provided), followed by the featured speaker, then Q&A, discussion, sometimes a drawing to give away swag. :)

Though we like knowing how many people to expect, you don't have to RSVP, on Upcoming or otherwise. Go ahead and just show up!

Many people also go for a drink and further discussion following the meeting, at a location determined ad hoc (lately, Trees restaurant in the same building).

http://twitter.com/pjug http://pjug.org/ (join our mailing list, linked from the website!)

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Sunday
Oct 23, 2011
Hackathon @ SPLASH 2011
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Come spend a day learning about, and hacking on, big data and cloud computing technologies. This is a full-content participatory event, 9 hours of pure hacking fun! Bring yourself and your laptop, and, maybe, a friend or two. We'll provide food and beverages throughout the day. Come prepared with an idea, and get even more out of it: a chance for your team to be placed in the hall of fame as one the 3 best hacks of the day!

Register before September 23rd to take advantage of discounted fees. You don't need to register for the main SPLASH conference in order to participate in the Hackathon, but you may consider doing so for a chance to hear Ivan Sutherland (Turing Award winner), Brendan Eich (Mozilla) and much, much more!

Portland area developers groups: contact [email protected] for instructions on how your members can register with the same discount as ACM members.

Platforms and computing time for the Hackathon kindly provided by Amazon AWS.

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Big Data Hackathon at SPLASH/OOPSLA with Amazon Web Services
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

Hackathons are participatory event. You don't show up to watch or to hang out; you show up to lead or to join a team of other developers to imagine, create, and build something cool and useful in the course of a single day. This may sound impossibly ambitious. It is not. You can get a lot done when you can ignore your inbox and simply focus on the task at hand. The ability to tap in to high-level services certainly helps, as does the fact that everyone shows up expecting to work.

More information and Sign up instructions: http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2011/09/big-data-hackathon-at-splashoopsla-portland-october-2011.html

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Tuesday
Nov 15, 2011
Systems Strategy Update
Morton's Steakhouse

Join us for an exclusive technology briefing on Oracle’s unique vision for simplifying IT. See how Oracle's engineered systems and storage bring this unique vision to life today. Hear first-hand how Oracle’s ongoing investment in innovation across the technology stack is creating new opportunities for your business. You’ll learn about the latest Oracle announcements:

New Engineered Systems to keep Exadata & Exalogic company

SPARC SuperCluster -- consolidate your Oracle and/or third party software on Oracle's first general purpose engineered system built on a new generation of high-performance Oracle SPARC servers. Oracle Database Appliance -- highly available Oracle database that is simple to deploy and manage from the factory with integrated hardware and software. Oracle Exalytics -- an appliance for better decision making that leverages Oracle's Business Intelligence software in an optimized, ready to deploy, integration of hardware and software. Oracle Big Data -- extract business information from substantial amounts of unstructured data using an integrated hardware and software appliance, including Oracle NoSQL database and Oracle Hadoop software. Oracle Solaris 11 -- enhanced availability, complete, built-in virtualization, unified software administration, additional security and improved data management.
Oracle's Storage for managing all of your data assets

Oracle's 3rd generation Sun ZFS Storage Appliances -- deliver best-in-class performance, efficiency, and Oracle software integration
Pillar Axiom 600 Storage Family -- enables Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) in a box. This SAN based block storage array distinguishes itself with its unique engineered-in Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities. Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression (EHCC) -- a unique Oracle differentiator that dramatically reduces capital expenditure on disk capacity. Available on Oracle's Exadata or any server running Oracle 11gR2 and attached to the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance or the Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c manages the cloud lifecycle

Oracle EM 12c with Ops Center delivers the industry’s first complete cloud lifecycle management solution. With Ops Center, Oracle EM 12c provides solutions to centralize and automate discovery, provisioning, updating and monitoring of physical and virtual systems.

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Wednesday
Feb 29, 2012
PDX Hadoop/Data Science Meeting
Cloudability

This will be the first meet up and open to general conversation about group focus/topics/etc. If you're interested, please jump in and help get the ball rolling.

If you're unable to join but are interested, please post your suggestions for discussion at the meeting on the Google Group page.

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Wednesday
Mar 28, 2012
Pdx Hadoop - Data Science Meeting
Cloudability

Last minute change of plans due to presenter being under the weather.

Tonight's meeting will be a casual hack & share meeting.

Here's the simple agenda: 1) Start off with group/topic related announcements (from anyone) and then let people suggest topics or things they'd like to hack on or discuss with other people in smaller groups. 2) Break up for mingling based on what you're interested in. 3) Repeat #2 above until Eric kicks us out.

Good times. See you all tonight!

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Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
Pdx Hadoop - Data Science Meeting
Cloudability

Presentation this month by Dave Revell from Urban Airship.

OVERVIEW "The main topic will be how we use Hadoop and HBase at Urban Airship for collecting and analyzing data from mobile apps. Mobile app developers integrate our client library into their apps, which send analytic events to our backend. We'll talk about the problems involved in collecting and analyzing data at scale. We use HBase for storing raw events, for feeding the analysis processes, and serving the generated reports. We use Hadoop Mapreduce for ad-hoc analysis and moving large amounts of data; we'll talk about why it's unsuitable for the kind of near-real-time incremental analysis that we do.

For the data scientists, we'll talk about our data set and types of analyses we'd like to do. Our current reports are fairly basic, but we'd like to know what factors affect user engagement with mobile push notifications and whether we can make predictions about their effectiveness."

Questions and suggestions are definitely welcome. Post on Google Groups Page: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/pdx-h-d-s

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Wednesday
May 23, 2012
Pdx Hadoop - Data Science Meeting :: Discussing future of the group
Cloudability

1 Hour Meeting

No presenters tonight. Instead we'll be having open conversation as a group about Big Data topics. Also, we'll discuss the future of this Hadoop / Data Science group.

Agenda: 1) Open discussion about Big Data topics, news, events, etc. Bring your own list to add to the conversation. 2) Discussion about the future of the group. This is the third meeting and we've tried a variety of formats across interests. Where do we go from here? Or do we go anywhere from here?

Questions and suggestions are definitely welcome. Post on Google Groups Page: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/pdx-h-d-s

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Monday
Feb 4, 2013
Basho Coworking Office Hours
NedSpace on 5th

Basho coworking office hours are every two weeks. The meetup is during the day to come and hack on, deploy or just get a kick start on Riak, Riak CS or discuss NoSQL Solutions and Riak. Our first Coworking Office Hours will be from 9am until 11am on February the 4th.

Feel free to RSVP, but you only need to just show up to the meet. We look forward to seeing you there for an intro or just to ask questions.

This coming Monday Eric Redmond AKA @coderoshi and I AKA @adron will be here to answer any questions, strike up discussions about Riak or help with any architectural or data oriented questions you may have. So come and join us, cheers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Series Sponsor: Adobe Systems CrowdCompass/CVENT

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Wednesday
Feb 13, 2013
PDX Data Visualization Meetup
Cloudability

We have 4 speakers lined up for the popular show-n-tell format.

==Kevin Lynagh==

Kevin writes code that makes pictures of data on the Internet. He lives in Portland, Oregon and spends as much time rock climbing as he does in the REPL. WeatherTable is an HTML5 weather app for the iPhone. Kevin will talk about why they decided to build an app in such an established category (hint: visualization) and why they decided to do it using ClojureScript, HTML, and CSS instead of doing a native ObjectiveC app.

==Matthew Lyon==

Matthew is a lead developer and software architect at Portland-based Platform-as-a-Service company AppFog. He was one of the core developers of AppFog's first product, PHP Fog, and led development of AppFog itself. He will be doing a show-and-tell about an instrumentation and visualization system he created to help troubleshoot and improve AppFog's Service Oriented Architecture and worldwide network of public cloud hosting services.

==Ryan Miller==

Ryan is a UI developer with over 10 years of experience with web applications. Ryan specializes in data visualization, which he works on at home when he can't get his fix at work. Ryan will be showing some experiments he's been doing in d3 with local weather data.

==Periscopic==

Periscopic is a socially-conscious data visualization firm. They will be discussing their latest internal project: U.S. Gun Murders in 2010.

Please see the agenda and RSVP at the Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Data-Visualization/events/103543552/

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Monday
Feb 18, 2013
Basho Coworking Office Hours
NedSpace on 5th

Basho coworking office hours are every two weeks. The meetup is during the day to come and hack on, deploy or just get a kick start on Riak, Riak CS or discuss NoSQL Solutions and Riak. Our first Coworking Office Hours will be from 9am until 11am on February the 4th.

This coming Monday Eric Redmond AKA @coderoshi and I AKA @adron will be here to answer any questions, strike up discussions about Riak or help with any architectural or data oriented questions you may have. So come and join us, cheers!

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Sunday
Feb 24, 2013
BarCampApache
Hilton Portland and Executive Tower

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

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Monday
Mar 4, 2013
Basho Coworking Office Hours
NedSpace on 5th

Basho coworking office hours are every two weeks. The meetup is during the day to come and hack on, deploy or just get a kick start on Riak, Riak CS or discuss NoSQL Solutions and Riak. Our first Coworking Office Hours will be from 9am until 11am on February the 4th.

This coming Monday Eric Redmond AKA @coderoshi and I AKA @adron will be here to answer any questions, strike up discussions about Riak or help with any architectural or data oriented questions you may have. So come and join us, cheers!

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Friday
Mar 15, 2013
"Big Data" book talk at Powell's
Powell's City of Books

The Economist's Data Editor and an Oxford professor of Internet regulation talk about their new book "Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think" (by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier).

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Tuesday
Apr 16, 2013
PJUG - Portland Java Users Group
New Relic

Java at Scale: What Works and What Doesn't Work Nearly So Well

Java gets used everywhere and for everything, a reality that can be explained by its efficiency, its portability, the productivity it offers developers, and the platform it provides for application frameworks and non-Java languages. But all is not perfect; developers struggle against Java's greatest strength: its memory management.

We'll talk about where Java needs help, the challenges it presents developers who need to provide reliable performance, the reasons those challenges exist, and how developers work around them. And we'll take a little time to talk about Azul Systems, its history of tackling Java scale issues and how it addresses the mismatch between Java and big data.

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Monday
Apr 22, 2013
HiMSS Oregon Chapter Annual Conference - “Spring Forward: Understanding Big Data, Interoperability, Analytics, and Patient Engagement”
Salem Conference Center

The Oregon Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) today announced the agenda and speaker line up for their latest event entitled “Spring Forward: Understanding Big Data, Interoperability, Analytics, and Patient Engagement,” which will take place on Monday, April 22nd from 10:00am—7:00pm at the Salem Conference Center.

The conference theme this year will focus on the challenges associated with the continued delivery of quality health care in the face of increasing demands placed upon providers.

Keynote Addresses: Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare-Chris Gough, Cloud Solutions Architect, Intel Healthcare Information Technology

IT Enabled Health Transformation-Susan Otter, State Coordinator for Health Information Technology at Oregon Health Authority

General Session: Innovation in Healthcare – Advancing Healthcare with Technology Bob Leek, Assistant Administrator, IT and Strategic Planning, Kaiser Permanente Luis Machuca, CEO, Kryptiq Corporation

Breakout Sessions will include: Big Data, Analytics and Quality Measurements CEQI (Clinical Excellence Quality Initiative) InterHospital Physicians Association (Portland IPA) Tom Gragnola, Medical Director Tanveer Bokhari, Director of Quality Improvement Hongcheng Zhao, Chief Information Officer

Health Data Exchange in Oregon – Where we are and where we are going Sharon Wentz, RN, Business Development Coordinator, CareAccord Laurie Miller, RHIT, CCS-P, HISP Administrator, Gorge Health Connect Paula Weldon, Project Manager, Jefferson Health Information Exchange Abby Sears, CEO, OCHIN

ICD-10 Roadmap – Payer and Provider Strategies - Panel Discussion Courtney Lakin, ICD10 Program Manager, Legacy Health Systems Steven C. Benjamin, ICD-10 Program Director, UnitedHealthcare

Reference Based Pricing – Healthcare consumerism or Capitation meets HMO? Trux Dole, Product Portfolio Manager, HealthSparQ

EHR Implementation Best Practices- The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Maureen McNabb, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Salem Health Cort Garrison, CIO, Salem Health Dick Taylor, Chief Program Officer – Epic, Providence Health & Systems Michael McNamara, MD, Medical Director, KPHealthConnect, Kaiser Permanente

Analytics and Quality Improvement Dr. Scott Fields, MD & CMO, OCHIN Jonathan Merrell, VP of Performance Improvement, OCHIN

Patient Engagement -- The Key to Transforming the Healthcare System Dawn Bonder, Executive Director, Freelancers Co-Op of Oregon

Mobile Device Management – BYOD Dan Briley, Managing Director, Summit Security Group

“We have a great line up of Sponsors including Intel, CDW Healthcare and Welch Allyn at the Elite Level, EMC2, Quest Solution, and Repeated Signal as Premier, and Availaty, Nordisk Systems, Cerner and Structured at our Partner Level,” noted Mark Fromuth, HiMSS Oregon President. “With OHSU rounding out the Event Level Sponsorship, it is going to be another great event for the HiMSS community to gather and discuss new advances in Health IT.”

Note: This program is also approved for up to 5.2 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

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

“Where should innovation start?”

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

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

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

Speakers:

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

Gene Ehrbar, Director of Mobile Solutions from ISITE Design

Sponsors:

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

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Monday
Jul 22, 2013
Google Go (aka Golang) Meetup
Southeast Grind

If you're interested in writing systems in Google Go and like talking to other people about it then this may be just the opportunity for you!

This is a first meeting so we'll keep it informal and plan to do some code sharing, hacking and talking. If there is enough interest we could plan something more tangible from here.

Thursday
Jul 25, 2013
Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading - Hadoop
Widmer Brothers Gasthaus

Cascading is an open source workflow abstraction atop Hadoop and other Big Data frameworks, with a 5+ year history of large-scale Enterprise deployments. For example, half of Twitter's total compute uses this API, along with other large use cases at eBay, Etsy, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Apple, Climate, Nokia, Factual, Telefonica, etc. Cascading leverages some aspects of functional programming so that developers can create large-scale data pipelines which are robust and easier to operationalize. There are popular DSLs in Scala (Scalding) and Clojure (Cascalog), plus Jython, JRuby, etc. Recent support also implements DSLs for ANSI SQL (Lingual) and PMML (Pattern).

This talk will describe the technology and some of the large use cases for Cascading, plus show sample apps in Scalding, Cascalog, and go into examples of ANSI SQL with Lingual and PMML with Pattern. We'll also cover material about Mesos, a cluster scheduler akin to Google's "Borg" which is used at scale by Twitter, Airbnb, Box, etc.

Doors are open at 6:15, Talk starts at 7pm. Light snacks, beverages and brews will be available and will have a social hour following the talk.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite if you plan to attend: http://pdx-hadoop.eventbrite.com/

Talk will be led by Paco Nathan.

Paco Nathan is Chief Scientist at Mesosphere, a committer on Cascading, and an O'Reilly author for "Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading". He is a recognized expert in Hadoop, R, cloud computing, distributed systems, machine learning, and predictive analytics, with 25+ years experience in the tech industry ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups. For the past 10+ years, Paco has led innovative Data teams building large-scale apps.

http://liber118.com/pxn/ @pacoid

Organized/Sponsored By: Aaron Betik, NIKE, Inc Global Technology Director, Consumer and Digital Analytics & BI

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Tuesday
Oct 8, 2013
Empower through Big Data [Innovation in Motion]
Puppet

Having a lot of data isn’t a bad thing—as long as you don’t let it bog down your sales team. Join this panel and learn how companies are achieving better sales performance through big data and technology.

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Thursday
Nov 21, 2013
Let's Talk Riak!
COPIOUS

In conjunction with the Portland Big Data User Group (http://www.meetup.com/Hadoop-Portland/), Basho Technologies engineer Eric Redmond talks about the NoSQL Key/Value datastore Riak).

A huge thanks to the Copious (http://www.copio.us/) guys for hosting the event!

Food and Refreshments on the house!

Agenda:

6 - 6:30 : Meet and Greet

6:30 - 7 : Intro to Riak

7 - 7:30 : Eric Redmond's Magic Recipe to master Riak

7:30 - 8 : Q&A

8 - 9 : Food & Networking

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Thursday
Jul 17, 2014
Hack Oregon, Behind the Curtain Workshop Part I
Portland Code School

We're still working on our Behind the Curtain project to promote transparency in for campaign finance in Oregon. Read more on

http://hackoregon.org

Curious first timers welcome!

We have tasks for all types, advanced and beginner, technical and non-technical.

Pizza for all.

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An Evening with MongoDB Portland
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

An Evening with MongoDB Portland is a free evening event in Portland, dedicated to the open source, document database MongoDB. An Evening with MongoDB Portland is an opportunity to explore MongoDB and its use cases.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Walk away with immediately applicable skills Learn new techniques for scaling your infrastructure Network with fellow technologists in your local community and MongoDB engineers

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Friday
Jul 18, 2014
TGIF Hack Oregon, Behind the Curtain Workshop Part II
Portland Code School

We're still working on our Behind the Curtain project to promote transparency in for campaign finance in Oregon. Read more on hackoregon.org

Curious first timers welcome!

We have tasks for all types, advanced and beginner, technical and non-technical.

Pizza for all.

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Monday
Aug 4, 2014
Drones, Big Data, and the Next Agricultural Revolution - Science Pub Portland
Hollywood Theater (Portland)

This event is actually on the 4th of August! I double checked with the Hollywood Theater!

Drones, Big Data, and the Next Agricultural Revolution

Ryan M. Jenson, MS, mechanical engineer, CEO & Co-Founder, HoneyComb Corporation

Aerial robotics and agriculture aren’t usually associated with one another, at least not yet. However, agriculture is projected to become the largest adopter of drone technology−surpassing all other use cases. To understand the transformation from military to the farm you need to understand the technology, its disruptive nature, and the intricacies of precision agriculture. In this talk Ryan Jenson will discuss drone-based applications, why they’re a game changer, and how drones will become a ubiquitous tool on the farm and in everyday life.

Ryan is CEO & co-founder of HoneyComb Corporation which specializes in the development and application of drone technology and data services for precision agriculture. He has led HoneyComb to the forefront of the emerging space and is widely considered to be an expert in the technology, capabilities, and its global impact on agriculture. Over the past decade Ryan has played a key strategic and technology role across a range of projects with the USDA, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, British Royal Navy, NASA and Fortune 500 companies. His experience encompasses agriculture, big data, remote sensing, aerospace systems, and software to name a few. Ryan holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering; along with a bachelor’s degree and minor in electrical engineering that he received at age 19. Today his name appears on over 30 publications & presentations and he routinely advises on business strategy, disruptive technology, and leadership.

Science Pub Portland – Hollywood Theatre is a monthly event open to all ages. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! $5.00 suggested cover charge. Tell your friends. We hope to see you there!

Questions? E-mail [email protected]

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Thursday
Sep 18, 2014
Case studies in Big Data -- Three Implementation Stories | Developer Event
New Relic

Join us for an overview of three different big data technology implementation case studies. Three different businesses will provide an overview of the problem they set out to solve, the data involved, and the technology used. You’ll learn about high level strengths, weaknesses, and applicability of the different technologies involved and the real world implementation experience.

Storytellers:

Scott Waddell will explain how iovation adopted Cassandra to achieve service scalability with improvements to performance, availability, and development flexibility. He’ll highlight lessons learned and the current state of the deployed active/active architectureof 100+ Cassandra nodes.

Scott Waddell is the Chief Technology Officer at iovation where he is privileged to lead the engineering, ioLabs, and IT operations teams to help customers win the battle against online fraud & abuse. Scott has more than 20 years of hands-on leadership experience spanning fraud mitigation, computer & network security, critical infrastructure protection, and information warfare. He is also a new member of the TAO Board of Directors and enjoys time with his wife and three teenage children in Lake Oswego.

Shawn Duffy has implemented and architected multiple Big Data environments for companies in the Consumer Goods, Entertainment, & Retail industries. His functional & technical experiences for these implementations will be shared, especially what made them successful (which may surprise you) and what challenges/pitfalls to avoid, delving into the business' role of Big Data as well as the technical specifics surrounding their success.

Shawn Duffy is the Business Intelligence Practice Lead at Axian. He has spent the past 15+ years in the Business Intelligence industry as developer and architect. Starting out as a Database programmer & Crystal Reports Developer, he progressed through all aspects of Data Warehousing, BI Strategy, Architecture Design, and Big Data. He has worked with many Fortune 100/500 companies, including the Schwan Foods Company, Lockheed Martin, Tyson Foods, Baker & McKenzie, Raytheon, & Tribune Company, architecting Business Intelligence and Big Data Solutions.

Allen Grimm will demonstrate the four steps of his data science process designed to take a business from the starting line to fully functional data infrastructure. Each step will be explained through case studies from past and current projects. By the end of the presentations, the technical-minded will have a better grounding for their skill set and the business-minded will have a better grasp on how to conceptualize a data team.

Fascinated by the intersection of abstraction and reality, Allen's heart is in data science. Formally trained in computational intelligence at Portland State University followed by data mining at Nike and predictive modeling in various startups, he is currently Senior Data Scientist at Sovolve and is founding Grimm Science. His passion is in de-mystifying data science and exploring the best practices of building data science initiatives.

Details: When: Thursday, September 18th from 5:30-8:00 PM Where: New Relic, 111 SW 5th Ave, 28th Floor, Portland, OR 97204 Cost: $10 Members | $15 Nonmembers Pizza, Beer & Wine included.

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Wednesday
Oct 15, 2014
Data Science Workshops
SnapFlow

This is the start of a new data science meetup. The goal is to help teach each other data science magic on a monthly basis in the form of workshops where participants build the presented material along with the presenter. This first session will be on decision trees. We'll cover the theory behind decision trees and use the IPython notebook and the sklearn library for a small case study.

Come, network, learn something new, teach someone else something new, and let's start this thing off right.

Please RSVP on http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Data-Science-Workshops/events/207427242

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Thursday
Nov 13, 2014
Elasticsearch Portlandia Meetup (CANCELLED)
Jama South

This event has been cancelled due to weather.

Come hang out with Steve Mayzak, Director of Solutions Architecture at Elasticsearch and see live demos of newly-released Kibana 4 Beta 1. Food and drink provided.

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Wednesday
Nov 19, 2014
Apache's Spark: Setup, Overview, and Comparison
New Relic

This workshop will be taught by SnapFlow's Chief Architect Nathan Aschbacher. He will cover the setup and overview of Spark as well as discuss where it sits in the solution space and how it differs from other tools that are out there.

Bring your laptop.

Doors open at 6:50p. We officially start at 7. Workshop starts at 7:15. We'll linger, socialize, network, and otherwise keep beeing geeks until around 9:30.

Please RSVP here.

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Tuesday
Dec 9, 2014
Portland Elasticsearch Meetup: Jeff Bryner from Mozilla, Kibana 4 and Shield Preview
Jama South

Join us at Jama South for food, drink, and Elasticsearch discussion.

Our Guest Speaker: Jeff Bryner ( @0x7eff ) is a 20+year infosec veteran/addict. Speaker at 3 DEF CONs, 3 Bsides, and 1 RSA (but he didn't mean it), he stands accused of re-writing everything in python, integrating security tools into 3D worlds with kinectasploit and taunting the Demo Gods in every presentation.

His Presentation: Hackers have all the fun. With slick, integrated, real-time, open suites like metasploit, armitage, SET, and lair they quickly seek out targets, share exploits, gain footholds and usually win.

The time has come for defense to get the same capabilities in an open-source platform dedicated to defense and based on modern technology. To this end the operations security group at Mozilla has developed MozDef: The Mozilla Defense Platform to take on traditional SIEM functionality of event management, alerting and correlation and expand the real-time capabilities of the defender into automated defense and shared incident response.

This presentation will cover the MozDef platform, its use of Elasticsearch and it's SIEM capabilities with as much live demo as the gods will allow.

The rest of the Agenda:

We also plan on going deep on Kibana 4, the powerful new version of Kibana that takes advantage of the aggregations API in Elasticsearch. A rewrite from the ground up, visualizations are now powered by D3js and provides an enhances workflow capability allowing you to Discover, Visualize and Dashboard your data for insights.

Shield is right around the corner and we will be giving an intro to it at the meetup. Learn how to enable access control, document level security, SSL and more!

We will also have a few Elasticsearch Solution Architects in town so its a great chance to get your questions answered by people that are in the field every day helping customers succeed with Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana (The ELK Stack).

Hope to see you all there!

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Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
Meet the Google Cloud Developer Advocates Team
Hotel Lucia

What do you get when you combine a group of engineers obsessed about cutting edge technology and add a hint ton of geek? A bunch of tech enthusiasts that make up the Cloud Developer Advocates Team at Google

We love helping make all of you as successful as possible as you build apps that take full advantage of everything that Google Cloud Platform has to offer. We like talking to you, but even more than that, we like to listen to your feedback. We want to be your voice to the Google Cloud Platform product and engineering teams and use what we hear to help create the best possible developer experience.

Our team will be in Portland and we'd love to meet you all in person. So don’t be shy--come say hi!

The event will be focused on providing many opportunities to meet and greet the Google Cloud DAs and talk to them face-to-face in a social atmosphere.

We will offer "topic tables" where people can just meet and discuss topics of interest to them.

Tentative topics (feel free to email and suggest your own!): - Google App Engine - Google Compute Engine - Google Cloud for Go - Google Cloud for Node.js - Google Cloud for Python - Google Cloud for Java - Cloud Mobile - Big Data - Docker and Containers

And we will have hors d'ouvres and refreshments, of course!

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Monday
Mar 2, 2015
PDX Data Engineering: Apache Spark
Walmart Labs

For our first meeting lets get together and talk about using Spark in production. I can give a quick overview if necessary and then we'll open it up for discussions.

We can also talk about plans for the group and what kinds of topics and discussion you'd like to see in the future.

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Tuesday
Mar 17, 2015
Portland Java User Group (PJUG)
Jama Software (New Office)

An Introduction To Data Modeling Techniques in Cassandra

Steve will discuss NOSQL, CAP Theorem, eventual consistency, and data modeling techniques in Cassandra. Following that will be a demonstration of some shell commands to create and query tables. We will discuss wide and narrow rows in Cassandra, storage options, and capacity planning. We will take a brief look at Titan, a graph database that can use Cassandra as a backing store. We will take a look at partition keys, clustering columns, time series data, and how these choices affect the storage and performance of the solution. We will discuss some of the real world challenges that come up, the trade offs associated with materialized views, plus compare and contrast this to a typical relational model. Time permitting we will discuss some real world use cases, and how Nike Social is using Cassandra to meet them.

Speaker

Steve Hall is a software engineer with over 15 years of experience. Steve is currently a full time engineer with Nike Digital, where he focuses on REST, social networks, and social network integration.

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Monday
Jun 1, 2015
Free Cloud Computing Educational/ Job Program

In cooperation with Business Oregon, the Oregon Bioscience Association has created a unique, highly targeted program to help develop the next generation of high-skilled technical and managerial talent for the state's bioscience industry. Designed in cooperation with some of the largest bioscience and Healthcare employers in Oregon, this tuition-free program is currently recruiting the first cohort of students to receive its Cloud Computing in Biomedicine professional development certificates.

The next certificate cohort is scheduled to begin June 1st, 2015.

Cloud Computing in Biomedicine topics will include: +Use, benefit and challenges of big data and the cloud +Cloud services, providers and security +Cloud monitoring and alert management +Cloud implementation strategies +Security and compliance for healthcare data in the cloud +The transformation of healthcare by big data

Ideal candidates should have IT, advanced engineering, scientific or professional skills, and be looking to work in the Oregon biotech or healthcare industry. You must be unemployed or underemployed, and be available from June 1st to June 26th for full-time immersion training (Exact dates for this program will be finalized by May 10th).

There are only 15 openings per cohort, so the program is very selective.

Applicants with the following skills are highly desired: Basic knowledge of information technology that includes an understanding of virtualization concepts, networking concepts, Linux command line, and programming logic.

The program consists of 70-80 hours of intensive high-end classroom training during the day, modeled on Oregon Bio's highly successful BioPro training program. As part of the program, participants will meet Oregon employers seeking new talent, and receive job skills training from cloud-computing, big data and healthcare data experts.

The program will conclude with an opportunity for company hiring personnel to get to know the successful participants. Alumni will remain connected through regular networking events.

If you are interested, please visit http://www.biocatalyst.org for more details and to apply. Inquires can also be made at [email protected]. Spaces will fill fast, so apply soon.

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Tuesday
Oct 6, 2015
Couchbase Day Portland
Ace Hotel

Are you a developer, architect or operations expert who is new to Couchbase or wants to learn more? This is the event for you!

Join us for Couchbase Day in Portland on October 6 at the Ace Hotel Portland. This FREE day-long educational event will feature a combination of hands-on workshops and presentations on Couchbase Server. Couchbase experts will walk you through everything you need to know.

For more information and to register visit: http://info.couchbase.com/Couchbase_Days_Portland_Register_Web.html

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Wednesday
Jan 27, 2016
Discover the stories in your data, democratically
Uncorked Studios

Information is for everyone. As full participants in the knowledge economy, access to information is a basic tenet that we all cherish, especially when it comes to increasing that access to help make better choices. The better informed we are, the better decisions we make. Today, IT and dev functions in companies are often the guardians that maintain, manage, collect, and tend to the vast amounts of information that is being generated as data.

But what if we made it easier for all non-technical folks to understand data with intelligent, intuitive visualization tools? They would all have increased access to information! Our individual perspectives can bring about new insights where each team member stands to gain from finding their own perspective pattern in the data.

Our goal is to democratize data, to put the data exploration and discovery into the hands of the many.

In this event, we intend to fully involve the audience and have a personalized discussion on this novel new way to see the same data from different perspectives. What are the advantages? What are the challenges? How can the technical departments mitigate these challenges? These questions and more will be tackled. Speaker

Vidya Spandana - Popily Vidya builds high-growth, high-impact startups that succeed ethically. She’s currently the chief growth officer at Popily. As a college undergraduate, Vidya co-founded DMV.org and turned it into a multi-million dollar business before turning 21. The company made the Inc. 5000 list, reporting 391% growth in three years. More recently Vidya worked with the White House as a Presidential Innovation Fellow, helping the Office of Science and Technology Policy with the mandate to leverage open data and partnerships to promote economic growth in the world’s poorest countries. She has delivered keynote talks at TEDxPDX 2015: Diversity of Thought and TechFestNorthWest. Vidya has been a mentor and advisor at various early-stage venture firms and startup accelerators such as TechStars, KickLabs and Astia. She is also a co-host of Partially Derivative, the popular data science podcast. For more information on Vidya’s work, please visit: vidyaspandana.com

Event Details: Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM Location: Uncorked Studios Price: Members $25 | Nonmembers $45 *Tickets are limited for this event

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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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Thursday
Oct 20, 2016
Beers with Engineers
10 Barrel

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

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

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

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Wednesday
May 24, 2017
STEM Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Club - Our mission is "Free Knowledge"
Nike West Campus

About our Club

http://www.freeknowledgemission.org/ 

We're located inside the North entrance of the Nike Victory/Edo Building in Air Zoom Blade Conference Room.

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Saturday
Jun 24, 2017
Kaggle Session
Hillsboro Public Library

Do you want to start using Kaggle? Why not learn as a group? I'll share the basics and an example how to start the competition "Titanic - Machine Learning from Disaster".

The second half of our session, we'll experiment with our open idea session. The winner will be awarded Innovator of the week. The winner has the highest potential to be added to our next session.

Here is the link to my transcript and video links. Enjoy! https://portlanddatascience.wixsite.com/home/single-post/2017/06/19/Kaggle-Session

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Saturday
Jul 15, 2017
Python Basics and Kaggle Titanic Part Duex
Hillsboro Public Library

We had many volunteers to talk about Python. We'll share the basics, Logistic Regression, and how to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition.

We'll have a few lightning talks then an open session for new topics.

You are welcome to join us and share your knowledge!

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Saturday
Jul 29, 2017
Python Machine Learning Titanic Kaggle
Hillsboro Public Library

All aboard the Titanic. Your task, if you choose to accept it, pick a character on the Titanic. Then, you must build a machine algorithm to predict if you survived.

Now that you are afraid of dying, what's the best way to predict your survivorship?

Python Pandas and Numpy. If you want to learn how to build a machine learning algorithm check us out next Saturday at 1 pm in the Hillsboro Brookwood Library. We be using the Kaggle dataset to build our code.

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Saturday
Aug 12, 2017
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

We had several new college students join us last week. We had a new idea to help college students with open data. Bring your college problems and we can help brainstorm how to help.

Did you know the top skill people want to learn is a language? How about a programming language like Python? Python is very powerful in Machine Learning. Check out our group on Saturday's at 1 PM.

We're working together to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition. Find out how you can learn Python and Machine Learning very easily and quickly.

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Aug 19, 2017
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Did you know the top skill people want to learn is a language? How about a programming language like Python? Python is very powerful in Machine Learning. Check out our group on Saturday's at 1 PM.

We're working together to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition. Find out how you can learn Python and Machine Learning very easily and quickly.

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

We have had a wonderful turnout of college students. It would be great to help with your projects. Please bring stop by and check us out.

Did you know the top skill people want to learn is a language? How about a programming language like Python? Python is very powerful in Machine Learning. Check out our group on Saturday's at 1 PM.

We're working together to solve the Kaggle Titanic competition. Find out how you can learn Python and Machine Learning very easily and quickly.

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Aug 26, 2017
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn Python the Machine Learning Language?

or

Did you know MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database? How interesting would it be if you could see it on a Raspberry Pi?

or

How about the schema of Stack Exchange the extremely useful site for stack overflow? Here is a link to Matt's presentation.

We have three excellent presentations this week. At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Matt SQL Project 1:10 - 1:35 PM Michael Raspberry Pi & Mongo 1:35 - 2:00 PM Garrett Python 2:00 - 2:20 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 2:20 - 2:30 PM

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Saturday
Sep 9, 2017
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Do you want to learn Python the Machine Learning Language?

Do you want to see a live demo of an Arduino robot?

How about the Stack Exchange Schema?

We're exploring all of these innovative areas all in one session. We'll share a ton of knowledge in a short amount of time. Don't miss it!

At the end of the session, you'll get an opportunity to brainstorm and present new topic ideas for the following week. Did you know you learn exponentially more when you prepare a topic vs attending as a learner? The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Here's a link to my previous Python session https://youtu.be/OX2fVsKbwXg

Here's a link to our topic agenda https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15cmTfCJdwttpYEONdY-uGxMbCo7Z8_sWCKznKknGZ4k/edit?usp=sharing

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Sep 16, 2017
Data Science Python Machine Learning
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn about an unmanned robotic spacecraft Cassini?

How about programming a game in Python?

What about the data scheme behind Stack Overflow?

We have three amazing topics with code to share with the group. At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm next topics and someone will be awarded innovator of the week

Here's a YouTube of the previous session on Pygame. https://youtu.be/tRCYaCWzRnU

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Sep 23, 2017
Data Science Python Machine Learning Open Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Do you want to learn more about API calls to Google and Better Doctor?

How about Juno-Jupiter?

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm new ideas and the winner will be crowned innovator of the week!

Here's a YouTube of the session from the previous week. https://youtu.be/U5sdLYHeJgk

Join the fun!

Agenda Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Kimberely API calls - Google Maps, Better Doctor 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone API calls - Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Kateyln Juno-Jupiter 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Juno-Jupiter Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

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Saturday
Sep 30, 2017
Data Science Python Machine Learning Open Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn more about Data Visualization, BI, and Data Lakes?

How about more on Python Pandas and Data Frames? I'll be giving some examples of housing pricing trends.

At the end of the session, we'll brainstorm a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Here's a YouTube of the session from the previous week. https://youtu.be/U5sdLYHeJgk

Join the fun!

Agenda Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Justin Data Visualization,BI,Data Lakes 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Garrett Python 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

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Saturday
Oct 7, 2017
Data Science Python Machine Learning Open Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Data Scientists,

Do you want to learn more about Tableau?

How about Support Vector Machine Machine Learning?

At the end of our session, we'll brainstorm a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Justin Tableau 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Ernest Support Vector Machine 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

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Saturday
Oct 14, 2017
Python Machine Learning and Data Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Scientists,

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video to see what we're about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

Do you want to learn machine learning?

We'll have two lightning talks and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

Presenter Topic Time Everyone Introductions 1:00 - 1:10 PM Ernest Support Vector Machine 1:10 - 1:25 PM Everyone Q&A 1:25 - 1:30 PM Garrett Python Data Analysis 1:30 - 1:45 PM Everyone Q&A 1:45 - 1:50 PM Everyone Brainstorm & Vote Topics 1:50 - 2:00 PM

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Saturday
Oct 28, 2017
Data Lakes and Architect Mock Interview
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video to see what we're about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

Do you want to learn about Data Lakes?

How about experience an architect mock interview.

We'll have two lightning talks and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Stay tuned for topics. It will be posted a week prior to the session.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Nov 4, 2017
Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Learners,

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video to see what we're about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

Do you want to learn about UAV drones? What is a memory leak?

We'll have two lightning talks and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Nov 11, 2017
Ideas in Science
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Do you want to learn about the recent neutron star collision that created light, gravitational waves, and gold? http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/16/world/neutron-star-collision-gravitational-waves-light/index.html

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video to see what we're about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

We'll have two lightning talks and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Stay tuned for topics. It will be posted a week prior to the session.

Join the fun!

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Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
MapR Convergence - Solving Big Data Challenges Together
The Nines Hotel

Join MapR for a one-day Big Data conference focused on enterprise data. Customers, partners and technical experts share their expertise on using data to build next generation applications. Whether you are looking to leverage your data to innovate, reduce costs, or both, at Convergence we will solve data challenges together.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for each attendee.

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Saturday
Dec 9, 2017
Ideas Technology
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Dear Learners,

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? This week we're going to share about patents.

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

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Dec 23, 2017
Ideas in Science & Tech
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue North Operating Center

Do you know how Computer Vision works? How about Machine Learning or Neural Networks? Check out my video lesson.

If you want to learn more, join us on Saturday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx5fSF2HIBo&feature=youtu.be

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

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Jan 13
Ideas in Science & Tech
TVF&R Station 67

Do you want to learn about Machine Learning for IoT devices? Chris is planning to join us fSensiML http://www.sensiml.com/

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) to see what we're about.

We'll have a short presentation and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote for a new interesting topic for the following week presentation. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Saturday
Jan 27
Interested in Asteroids or Gravitational Waves?
TVF&R Station 67

Do you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge to help people solve problems? Check out this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc) to see what we're about.

We'll have a 30-minute demo and at the end of our session, we'll brainstorm and vote on new interesting topic ideas for upcoming presentations. The winning idea will get the innovator of the week.

Join the fun!

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Tuesday
Feb 6
Portland AWS User Group - Build, train, and deploy machine learning models with Amazon SageMaker
Cambia Health Solutions

Happy New Year!

Please join us for the next Portland AWS User Group Meetup on February 6th, hosted by Cambia Health Solutions.

TOPIC: Build, train, and deploy machine learning models at any scale with Amazon SageMaker

Presenters: Paul Fryer (AWS), Scott Gregoire (AWS), Dan Anolik (HealthSparq)

Schedule:

• 6:00 PM: Check-in and Happy Hour

• 6:30 PM: Demo and Deep Dive

• 7:45 PM: Q&A

Many thanks to our host Cambia Health Solutions, a local company that is using technology innovation to transform health care. (https://www.cambiahealth.com/newsroom/resources/using-technology-innovation-transform-health-care)

• What to bring

• Important to know
https://aws.amazon.com/sagemaker/

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Wednesday
Feb 14
Salem Area SQL User Group
Public Service Building

SalemSQL returns! This group seeks to host monthly meetings on a variety of Data Platform topics. Check out the website for more info.

http://salemsql.pass.org/

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Portland Apache Kafka® Meetup by Confluent - Stream All Things with Gwen Shapira from Confluent
WeWork - Custom House

Join us for our first Portland Apache Kafka meetup on February 14th from 6:00pm. The agenda and speaker information can be found below. See you there!

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Agenda:
6:00pm: Doors open
6:00pm - 6:15pm: Networking, Pizza and Drinks
6:15pm - 7:15pm: Stream All Things - Patterns of Modern Data Integration, Gwen Shapira, Confluent
7:00pm - 7:45pm: Additional Q&A and Networking

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Speaker:
Gwen Shapira

Bio:
Gwen Shapira is a principal data architect at Confluent, where she helps customers achieve success with their Apache Kafka implementation. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. Gwen currently specializes in building real-time reliable data-processing pipelines using Apache Kafka. Gwen is an Oracle Ace Director, the coauthor of Hadoop Application Architectures, and a frequent presenter at industry conferences. She is also a committer on Apache Kafka and Apache Sqoop. When Gwen isn’t coding or building data pipelines, you can find her pedaling her bike, exploring the roads and trails of California and beyond.

Title:
Stream All Things - Patterns of Modern Data Integration

Abstract:
80% of the time in every project is spent on data integration: Getting the data you want the way you want it. This problem remains challenging despite 40 years of attempts to solve it. We want a reliable, low latency system that can handle varied data from wide range of data management systems. We want a solution that is easy to manage and easy to scale. Is it too much to ask?

In this presentation, we’ll discuss the basic challenges of data integration and introduce design and architecture patterns that are used to tackle these challenges. We will explore how these patterns can be implemented using Apache Kafka and share pragmatic solutions that many engineering organizations used to build fast, scalable and manageable data pipelines.

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Special thanks to WeWork Custom House who are hosting us for this event.

Don't forget to join our Community Slack Team (https://launchpass.com/confluentcommunity)!

If you would like to speak or host our next event please let us know! [masked]

NOTE: We are unable to cater for any attendees under the age of 18. Please do not sign up for this event if you are under 18.

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Tuesday
Feb 20
CNPDX Feb: Deploying ElasticSearch with Helm
Puppet

Have you been wondering how to deploy multi-pod, multi-software applications on Kubernetes? This is what Helm is for! Come watch Scott Sumner of CoreOS demonstrate deploying a full data collection & search platform including Elastic Search, Kibana and Fluentd using Helm.

This event is in coordination with the Helm Summit (https://helmsummitpdx-feb2018.splashthat.com/), and the meetup is sponsored by CoreOS (https://coreos.com/).

This meetup is hosted by Puppet Labs (https://puppet.com/)

PLEASE RSVP ON THE MEETUP PAGE IF YOU CAN so that we can get an accurate headcount. Thanks!

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Wednesday
Apr 11
SIM-Portland April Meeting: "A Jetsons or Bladerunner future for our metropolitan areas - are we on the brink of a technology sea-change for Smart Cities?"
University Club of Portland

Speaker panel: "A Jetsons or Bladerunner future for our metropolitan areas - are we on the brink of a technology sea-change for Smart Cities?"

Stan Curtis (Urban.Systems),
Kevin Martin (City of Portland),
Kristin Tufte (PSU),
Dave Pelkey (Azimith Communications)
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Moderator: Bud Borja (CGI).

The idea of Smart Cities has been around for a while. It encapsulates how technology is going to transform the way we interact with City government & infrastructure, local businesses and our communities. It is very exciting to consider all the transformational possibilities when cities are digitally enabled, as well as the impact of emerging technology such as self-driving cars on the City administrative model and the local economy. But what are the barriers to realizing this future? Which cities are having successes and which are having failures? How about our own City of Portland and other cities in the metropolitan area?


Join us for the SIM Portland April 2018 meeting when we will review what is happening with IT and Smart Cities. We will have a panel of thought leaders speaking on NextGen wired and wireless network, Internet of Things (IoT) and sensors, autonomous vehicles, as well as big data & visualization. Come learn what new opportunities and challenges are here today and on the horizon. 



Key topics that will be explored include,


• Review of Smart Cities planning and strategies to date.
• Major technology areas being tackled by Smart Cities groups and collaborations.
• Examples of Smart Cities projects successes and failures.
• What does this all mean to IT leadership? What should IT infrastructure be prepared for?

Agenda
5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close

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Tuesday
Aug 28
Latinx Tech PDX : Smart Cities & Emerging Tech + Community Impact & Opportunities
Portland Mercado (SE Portland)

Interested in Smart cities, emerging technologies, community and entrepreneurship?

Join us at the awesome Portland Mercado on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:30p) and learn how the City of Portland’s Smart City efforts in conjunction with emerging technologies will impact the PDX tech, entrepreneur and Latinx communities.

SPEAKERS: - Hector Dominguez, Open Data Coordinator at the City of Portland - Juan Barraza, Director of Student Innovation - Center for Entrepreneurship at Portland State University - Alan Hipólito, Director of Special Projects at Verde (verdenw.org)

In order to help us provide you a better experience, please RSVPs in advance at https://www.meetup.com/Latinx-Tech-PDX/events/253186221 See you there!!

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Saturday
Sep 22
Knowledge Mavens - Community Event Project (New Church Location)
Portland Community Church

Exciting News, we're moving to Portland Community Church!

What a great time for a new location the week after our two-month project preparing for Maker Faire.

This week we'll start brainstorming new community events or projects we can work on. Here are a few examples.
Hackathon
Film Festival - Choose from many
Art Festival - Art in the Pearl
Music Festival - Choose from many
Food Festival - Feast Portland

Bring you're ideas and let's work on a project together.

If you would like to join the discussion check us out on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/7891236789. If you want to listen, we're also on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/KnowledgeMavens/.

Do you want to learn and share your passion in a supportive community? Knowledge Mavens is an ethos of sharing, creativity, and inspiration.

Our Meetup provides an opportunity to "Show and Tell" followed by a feedback and Q&A. You'll have the opportunity to share with our channels such as Meetup, GitHub, YouTube, and Facebook to connect with more passionate people.

The second half of our session we'll collaborate on new topics. The winner wins an award for the most interesting topic and the opportunity to share in an upcoming session.

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Thursday
Nov 8
Portland AWS User Group - Amazon Sumerian - Create and Host Immersive AR and VR Content for the 3D Web
KinderCare Education

Please join us for the next Portland AWS User Group Meetup on Thursday, November 8, hosted by KinderCare Education.

TOPIC: Amazon Sumerian - Create and Host Immersive AR and VR Content for the 3D Web, using only a Web Browser.

Presenters:
• Dennis Baker, KinderCare Education

• Kyle Roche, General Manager, Amazon Sumerian

Schedule:

• 6:00 PM: Check-in and Happy Hour

• 6:30 PM: Demo and Deep Dive

• 7:45 PM: Q&A

A special thanks to our host KinderCare Education. Headquartered in Portland, KinderCare Education is an experience-based provider of early education and child care, serving 170,000 children and their families across the country every day.

https://aws.amazon.com/sumerian/
http://www.kc-education.com/

Details:
Take yourself back to 1998, when the first websites were being built. What tool did they use? For many it was a tool like Dreamweaver: expensive, complex, on-premise software. Fast forward to 2018. What do people use now? Tools like Wordpress, Wix, Weebly and Shopify. These tools are cloud-based, pay-as-you-go, and simple yet powerful. Content creation for the 3D web (including AR and VR) is high friction today. Businesses have devices and problems to solve but the content creation tools feel like we’re stuck in the 90’s.

Kyle Roche, GM of AR/VR at Amazon Web Services, will discuss how AWS leverages their cloud offerings to simplify content creation for the 3D web. Amazon Sumerian allows non-3D experts to create AR and VR content using only a web browser. Content can be easily published to end-users who then decide how they want to consume the experience. Learn how you can develop dynamic, immersive customer engagements that can experienced via advertising signage, in-store retail displays, websites, mobile devices, or VR headsets. With Sumerian, you can build once and publish widely.

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Wednesday
Dec 12
Microsoft Excel – Advanced Level Formulas and Functions
NedSpace

HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE WITH EXCEL AND WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS?

Practical, Hands-on Training for Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

Do you have an intermediate understanding of Excel but are keen to break through to real mastery? Want to finally use the programme with ease and confidence at work and become known as an expert user? Take your Excel skills to the next level with our Advanced Excel course. You’ll soon be crunching data, using advanced formulas, creating impressive graphs and charts like a pro, plus much more.

WHY EXCEL MATTERS

We all know Excel is essential for any business. When efficiently applied it is a powerful tool, allowing you to manipulate vast amounts of data, automate tasks and present complex information however you see fit. According to Payscale, “80 percent of job openings require spreadsheet and word-processing software skills. Yet so many people never even give Excel a chance because it has an intimidating stigma around it.”

STRUCTURE OF COURSE

Advanced functions and formulas

 * Logical functions
 * Conditional functions
 * Financial functions
 * Text functions
 * Date functions
 * Array formulas

Lookups and data tables

 * Using lookup functions
 * Using MATCH and INDEX
 * Creating data tables

Advanced data management

 * Validating cell entries
 * Advanced filtering

Advanced charting

 * Chart formatting options
 * Combination charts
 * Graphical objects

PivotTables and PivotCharts

 * Working with PivotTables
 * Rearranging PivotTables
 * Formatting PivotTables
 * PivotCharts

Exporting and Importing Data

 * Exporting and importing text files
 * Getting external data

Analytical Tools

 * Goal Seek
 * Scenarios

Macros and Visual Basic

 * Running and recording a macro
 * Working with VBA code

If you walk through the finance or accounting department at any major corporate office, you will see computer screens filled with Excel spreadsheets outlining financial results, budgets, forecasts, and plans used to make big business decisions. Marketing and Product professionals using Excel to list customer and sales targets; managing thier sales force and planning future marketing plans based on past results. Pivot tables to quickly and easily summarize customer and sales data by category with a quick drag-and drop. HR professionals using giant spreadsheets full of employee data and understand exactly where the costs are coming from and how to best plan and control them for the future. Supply logistic professional to manage inventory and forecasts demand.

In essence, you can turn an entire department around just because you know how to manipulate data in order to get an aggregate view.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Martin Jetton has 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. He's currently a Principal at the Liberty Advisor Group, where he works in advanced supply chain analytics. In his previous role, he was the Senior Predictive Consultant at Corios; where he developed predictive models and scorecards, forecast trends, identify uncertainties, and assign the ideal strategies to maximize performance. The firm’s clients are in the banking, brokerage, credit, utilities and healthcare industries.

BENEFITS

MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT

They are NOT seeing if you simply have Excel as a skill. They are diving deeping when it comes to determining which candidate to interview and hire. They look for Pivot Table, VLOOKUP, Macros, VBA, Conditional Formatting, Charting and Filtering…These are far more telling of your ability to an employer then writing Excel. Someone who writes VLOOKUP, Pivot Table, Filtering demonstrates an ability to analyse data and so has eliminated a potential barrier in the mind of the hiring manager reviewing your resume. In essence, use actual Excel functions in your Resume!

WHO SHOULD COME?

People whose work is completed through MS Excel; Software Engineers, Finance Professionals, HR Professionals, Marketing Professionals, Project Managers, Technology Professionals.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: PLEASE CONTACT US AT [email protected].

SOLD OUT?

This is one of our high demand classes. In the case, we sale out; email us at [email protected] and ask when our next course will be in.

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