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Wednesday
May 19, 2010
WebVisions 2010
through

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com) is a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web design, technology, user experience and business strategy from May 19 - 21, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Attend workshops with the experts, chill out in the WebVisions lounge, and network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.

Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, technologists and industry leaders. I invite you to join us for an event that's seen as "the creative conference for the Web."

Cheers,

Brad M. Smith
Executive Director

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Social Media for the Business Owner
MacForce

Where: MacForce, 100 SE Salmon When: May 19th, 9:15 am to 12:15 pm Cost: $125.00 Register: https://www.regonline.com/social_media_for_business_owners

Social Media has become a very important piece of the Internet Marketing puzzle. Yet, it can be intimidating to get started. In this three-hour class, Colleen Wright of Search Engine Academy Northwest will walk you through some critical components needed to create a successful Social Media campaign for your business.

You will:

Understand what social media is and how it can help you grow your business Develop Goals and Strategies for your Social Media Campaign Work hands on with the big three platforms: Linked In, FaceBook and Twitter

More Specifically:

FaceBook Develop Your Profile Create a Fan Page on FaceBook for your Business Add photos to your FaceBook page Learn how to set up an RSS Feed from your Blog to FaceBook

Linked In Build Your Profile Customize your Profile Develop a Linked In Group Get Involved!

Twitter Create your Twitter Account Understand the Lingo Customize your page

Join Colleen Wright On May 19th and let her help you demystify social media with strategies and tactics that will help you streamline and leverage social media for your business.

https://www.regonline.com/social_media_for_business_owners

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Thursday
Sep 23, 2010
Leveraging Linked In, Facebook and Twitter
MacForce

Ways to capitalize on feeds from one Social Media Platform to another

Where: MacForce, 100 SE Salmon, Portland, OR When: Thursday, September 23, 2010 Cost: $125.00

Prerequisite: Must already have established Linked In, Facebook and Twitter Accounts. This is an Intermediate course for people already familiar with Social Media.

Social Media has become a very important piece of the Internet Marketing puzzle. In this five-hour class, Colleen Wright of Search Engine Academy Northwest will walk you through some critical components needed to create a successful Social Media campaign for your business.

You will:

*Understand what social media is and how it can help you grow your business

*Develop Goals and Strategies for your Social Media Campaign

*Work hands on with the big three platforms: Linked In, FaceBook and Twitter

Join Colleen Wright and let her help you demystify social media with strategies and tactics that will help you streamline and leverage social media for your business.

Register: http://www.regonline.com/register/checkin.aspx?EventId=885171

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Wednesday
Oct 27, 2010
HALO DESK Webinar
Online

You will learn about the myriad of knowledge areas that HALO DESK covers, including: Microsoft Office & Adobe software products, business, strategy, communication, customer service, finance, leadership, project management, teamwork, time management, as well as several personal development areas.

HALO DESK boasts comprehensive set of resources for business professionals to expand knowledge, skills and productivity with Microsoft and Adobe software; communications, customer service, financial, project management, leadership, team work, time management and other personal development courses.

This webinar will give you an inside view of what HALO has to offer. From Books, book summaries, instructional videos, collaboration tools to practice exams, HALO DESK has it all. Course topics include:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Strategy
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Business Skills and Soft Skills
  • Information Technology
  • Production & Logistics
  • Career & Self Development
  • Small Business
  • Economics & Politics
  • Industries
  • Intercultural Management
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Wednesday
May 25, 2011
WebVisions 2011
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com) is a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web design, technology, user experience and business strategy from May 25 - 27, 2010 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Attend workshops with the experts, chill out in the WebVisions lounge, and network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.

Since 2001, WebVisions has built a loyal audience of designers, technologists and industry leaders. I invite you to join us for an event that's seen as "the creative conference for the Web."

Cheers,

Brad M. Smith
Executive Director

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Thursday
Jun 2, 2011
Lean for Service
PSU Professional Development Center

In this fast paced, hands-on one day course, you will learn and experience the principles and practices of Lean Thinking applied to service industries (non-manufacturing). During this course you will “learn to see” waste in any process, enabling you to identify opportunities for improving speed, quality, cost, innovation, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction.

Lean operates across three levels of an organization.

* <b>At the individual level</b>, Lean enables people to do their daily work, while improving how they do this work, always with a keen focus on what their customers want.
* <b>At the management systems level</b>, Lean focuses on cross-functional activity, breaking down organizational silos, balancing demand and workload so processes flow smoothly.
* <b>At the executive level</b>, Lean connects organization strategy with management systems and daily improvement activities, ensuring that everyone in the organization is communicating clearly and focusing on process improvements that yield the greatest benefit to the organization.

You’ll return to your organization with:

* Hands-on experience with fundamental Lean tools and techniques that drive process improvement
* The understanding needed to begin investigating the flow of work and information within your organization, identifying opportunities to increase value and reduce waste
* A clear comprehension of the value Lean offers in terms of speed, quality, cost, innovation, employee engagement and customer satisfaction, and an ability to articulate that value within the context of your own organization.

More info: http://oregontrainingnetwork.com/lean-for-service/

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Sunday
Apr 22, 2012
Collective Strategy with SMUG
Collective Agency Downtown

The Social Media Users Group's home and cooperative venue is Collective Agency (a democratic coworking cooperative in PDX) and as a supporting organization of Collective Agency (CA) SMUG wanted to contribute to the coworking space by leading an open collective strategy meeting to further the development of CA's collective social media and general strategy. Anyone can come share ideas and contribute to CA's strategy during this open strategy session and the group will co-create a mindmap to organize ideas that come from the meeting.

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Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016
1 Million Cups - Portland - Portland 1 Million Cups
Portland State Business Accelerator

TripGrid returns to talk about changes they have made over the last year.


Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business. 

As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend. 

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel

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Wednesday
Jan 4, 2017
Portland 1 Million Cups: Meet Cannabis Connect
Portland State Business Accelerator

Our Holiday Hiatus is over.

Come meet Cannabis Connect the "Etsy of Cannabis" 

Every week we have a new local entrepreneur building an amazing company here in Portland. They give a short presentation followed up with a great Q&A session where you get to ask questions and ask about the real challenges and triumphs behind the business. 


As always we welcome everyone interested in startups and founders building great companies here in Portland.

Come and check it out and bring a friend. 

Join us online on the 1MC PDX Startup Slack channel

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Tuesday
May 30, 2017
Introduction to Balanced Solutions Mini-Workshop
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Level up your skills, network with peers, and learn to deliver better products, services, and solutions with this unique workshop from nuCognitive.

Developing solutions to customer problems is complex balancing act. Some products fail due to a flawed business model while others are neither desirable nor useful. This workshop invites teams to shift their thinking from developing a product or service to delivering a holistic solution that balances business, usage, and technology.

The Three-Circle Model is both a descriptive and a prescriptive approach to develop holistic solutions. It is based on the three fundamental perspectives needed for a balanced and compelling solution; Business, Usage, and Technology. -The Business circle represents the economic viewpoint. A solution must be marketable, profitable, and affordable. -The Usage circle represents the conceptual viewpoint. A solution must be desirable, usable, and useful. -The Technology circle represents the implementation viewpoint. A solution must be manufacturable, functional, and consumable (by the industry and associated ecosystems).

These three circles can be arranged in a Venn diagram with overlaps for Value, Capability, and Ingredients.

The Three-Circle Model forms a cohesive and consistent taxonomy that can be used by organizations as the basis of a shared vocabulary, thereby reducing misinterpretations and wasteful communication churn. The model is also the underlying architecture for a solution life cycle. Unlike other life cycles with phases that are based on activities (e.g. exploration, planning, development), the solution life cycle’s phases are based on the state of the solution itself. This makes the life cycle activity and method agnostic, so it works with Agile, Lean, traditional, and hybrid approaches.

Learning Outcomes: -Describe the three fundamental perspectives of a solutions: Business, Usage, and Technology -Describe the three two-circle overlaps in the model: Value, Capability, and Ingredient -Understand what a balanced solution means -Evaluate a product, service, or solution using the model to locate weaknesses and knowledge gaps -Apply the Three-Circle Model to a solution life cycle -Improve communication among teams using a common vocabulary and taxonomy for solution development -Use the model to diagnose and improve issues in solution development

Who should attend: Product management, product owners, product developers, service designers, architects, product managers, engineers, business development, business strategy, marketing, planners, project managers, software developers

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Value-driven Delivery Mini-Workshop
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Level up your skills, network with peers, and learn to accelerate stakeholder value delivery with this unique workshop from nuCognitive.

The first Agile principle is "Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software." However, in practice this does not seem to be true nearly as often as it should be. Teams often fail to provide early, frequent delivery of stakeholder value. Instead, they focused on spikes, class libraries, infrastructure, and other inward-focused work, without an understanding of their stakeholders and what they value. As a result, many teams start with what is most familiar, easiest, or most convenient for them rather than what stakeholders value most.

Why do teams often become focused on (or even obsessed with) feature development and maximizing development velocity? Without explicit focus on value, the association between velocity, feature development, and value-delivery is weak - perhaps even non-existent. At best, these projects are conducted sub-optimally. Frequently, they fail when stakeholders remove funding because they perceive a lack of value add.

Value-driven delivery is achieved using the answers to three simple, but not at all easy, questions: 1. Who are your stakeholders? 2. What do they value? 3. What are you doing in the next two weeks or less to provide value to them?

Teams often have many more stakeholders than they first realize. Value-driven Delivery ensures those stakeholders are made explicit, and that the list of stakeholders is kept current throughout the project.

Value-driven delivery captures and maintains stakeholder values in a quantified, verifiable way. This ensures that teams can know the real effects of each stakeholder value delivery, and prevents work based on an outdated understanding of value.

Value-driven Delivery also challenges teams to sequence deliveries so that they deliver the most valuable things first. This can have tremendous benefits, generating early business results and reducing the time required for the team to get into a positive Return on Investment for the project.

Value-driven delivery makes a natural overlay for Scrum, but does not require Scrum's use to be effective. Value-driven delivery does not ignore features and velocity, but it explicitly places value delivery above those things as the top priority.

Two other advantages to Value-driven Delivery worth mentioning: First, it is not limited to software, but applies to all aspects of an organization, including the executive suite, human resources, finance, IT, and product teams. Second, it is not focused on or limited to any particular scale. In fact, it is scale-free, working on small teams and teams of more than 500 engineers in a 100K-person company.

Learning Outcomes: -The definition and nature of value -The principles and practices of Value-driven Delivery -How to use Evolutionary Delivery to manage value-driven work, alone or in concert with Scrum -Fundamentals of several disciplines and models that aid value-driven work, including the Kano Model, elements from Diffusion of Innovations, UX Proof Points, and the HEART Framework -Attendees will gain enough understanding to begin using Value-driven Delivery in their own work if they desire. -Additional sources of information will be provided for continued learning.

Who should attend: Product management, product owners, product developers, service designers, architects, product managers, engineers, business development, business strategy, marketing, planners, project managers, software developers

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Thursday
Nov 30, 2017
CMX Portland - Raking Leaves in a Hurricane (Day in the Life of a Community Manager)
NedSpace

Raking Leaves in a Hurricane (Day in the LIfe of a Community Manager)

What does a technical community manager for a global tech company do?

If you've wondered what it's like, (and whether it's really as glamorous as it sounds), here's your chance to get the straight scoop from a community-building boss!

Bring your lunch and meet your fellow Portland community managers as we learn from Allison Krug, Technical Community Manager at AppNexus (https://www.appnexus.com/en), Headquartered in New York, AppNexus has 23 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Speaker: Allison Krug

Hosted By: Clarissa Cooper, Lead Organizer

I'm a Pacific Northwest native and entrepreneur. I recently launched a community-based company to help women find clothes that fit and have more fun doing it (WeFitMe). I'm honored to get the CMX Series going in Portland and can't wait to meet professional community builders here!.

Twitter: @ryzhy (http://twitter.com/ryzhy) Susan Silver, Co-Lead Organizer @Susan_Silver (https://twitter.com/Susan_Silver)

Partner: NedSpace

15,000 square feet of great office space in the heart of downtown Portland for co-working, startups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, designers, and remote workers

What is CMX?

Advancing the community industry and helping community professionals thrive.

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Tuesday
Dec 19, 2017
Portland Enterprise Blockchain Meetup - Enterprise Blockchain Meetup for December
NedSpace

We have scheduled our next gathering on December 19th! Please RSVP and add us to your calendar.

We'll have folks heading up technology for Cover US, a project that recently won the health category at the Blockchain for Social Impact Hackathon in mid-November. In a nutshell, CoverUS is a tool and an incentive system to help people navigate getting access to healthcare, and making lasting changes that improve their health.

https://www.coverus.io/

https://www.blockchainforsocialimpact.com/hackathon/

Preso's and Q&A from the hackathon demo day on 11/17: CoverUS is at about 0:49
https://www.facebook.com/ethereum4impact/videos/1451155681669160/

Information for our Meet-up on December 19th:

• Doors open at 6PM; Speakers start at 6:30PM

• Located at NedSpace office (707 Southwest Washington Street, Portland, OR)

• Refreshments will be provided

• We will have more details about presentations shortly; there will also be meet & greet and informal evening discussions

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Thursday
Sep 20, 2018
PDX Veterans in Technology - September Networking Event
Jama Software

Join us for our monthly professional networking event. Our keynote speaker is Alex Vasquez, Information Security Project Manager at Viewpoint.

This is a great opportunity to build real connections with experienced technologists in Portland. PDX Veterans in Technology is a non-profit dedicated to assisting active-duty, reservist, and returning veterans with reintegration into the local tech community. Our organization is committed to helping create, advance, and maximize the careers of current veterans in technology within the Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. These networking events are open to the public as well.

Agenda:
5:30pm - Event kick off, catering served

6:00pm - Group announcements, job opportunities

6:15pm - Keynote speaker

7:00pm - More networking

7:30pm - Event ends

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Thursday
Jan 10
PDXedTech - Nick Smith from Wacom: Designing Marketing strategy for Education
Wacom

Welcome in the new year with a look at designing marketing for education. Our speaker is Nick Smith, Sr. Manager of Marketing Strategy at Wacom. Previously at the Director of Marketing and Product Marketing at Learning.com, Nick has over ten years of experience working with education markets. His talk with tackle questions like:

•What are the different niche markets in education I should be aware of?
•How can I tailor my message and product to the education market?
•What do I do when my message isn’t reaching the right people in education?

Our host Wacom will also provide access to test out their interactive pen displays, pen tablets, and styluses so be prepared for some hands on exploration. As always, we love to meet new members so there will be networking and light refreshments courtesy of Wacom before the program begins at 6:30.

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