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Saturday
Apr 4, 2009
16 Guidelines for LIfe
through Maitripa College

The 16 Guidelines provide a practical framework for reflecting on the way we think, speak and act, and for creating the causes to experience lasting happiness and meaning. The latest research being carried out by neuroscientists suggests that we all have the potential to continue developing and transforming our minds, from birth right up until death. The 16 Guidelines show us a way of doing this which will benefit both ourselves and other people. THE GLOBAL POTENTIAL OF THE GUIDELINES The 16 Guidelines are more than simply words: they are an inspiration for taking action in all kinds of ways to benefit oneself and others. Many workshop participants continue to use them not only on a personal level, but also in their working lives. Since they were first launched in 2007 they have inspired a range of practical projects – in schools, colleges, businesses, healthcare organisations, drug rehabilitation centres and prisons – all around the globe. They are currently being translated into over 6 different languages, and a range of multimedia resources for children, young people and adults is under development. Visit www.16guidelines.org to find out more.

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Monday
Apr 20, 2009
Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Small business owners: Learn how to write your own marketing copy: blogs, newsletters, emails and more.

Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers is a 1-day, 2-hour workshop that teaches you how to organize your thoughts, pick a key message, and write DREAMY copy.

Great for folks in the service industry, and anyone who wants to brush up on their writing skills.

Class size limited to 10. Registration, pre-payment required. $65 per person. Contact Susan Rich for payment info.

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Wednesday
Nov 18, 2009
HTML for Bloggers Workshop
Sydney's

HTML for Bloggers is an introductory class that teaches you the basics of HyperText Markup Language. You will get a clearer understanding of how the web works, how your blog works, the role HTML plays in all that, and you will be able to immediately apply your new skills on your blog, Craigslist, eBay, etc.

We will cover the following:

  • Create links and understand them thoroughly
  • Add and manipulate images and audio
  • Format text
  • Get a clear “big picture” of HTML
  • Understand paths and attributes
  • Know about how plug-ins work
  • Understand the difference between HTML, CSS, and Javascript (and know why you should know)
  • Get your questions answered

$58 dollars Register now: http://htmlforbloggers.eventbrite.com/

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Thursday
Apr 22, 2010
ISA Expo West (International Society of Automation)
Oregon Institute of Technology

The largest NW Instrumentation and Controls Trade Show.

Tickets are complimentary if you send your contact information to [email protected]. Otherwise tickets are only $30 at the door.

ISA EXPO West Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

10:00am Registration Opens.
At Oregon Institute of Technology,
7726 SE Harmony Road, Portland, OR

9:30am to 10:30am Training Class #1:
PID to Model Predictive Control

10:30am Exhibition Hall Opens

11:00am Key Note Speaker: Dan Zaniewski of Rockwell Automation. Best Practices for Applying Ethernet IP

11:30am to 1:30pm BBQ Lunch on the Patio (complimentary)

12:30pm to 1:30pm Emerson Wireless Equipment Open House

1:30pm to 2:30pm Are You Smarter Than a 2nd Year Automation Student Game Show? Feature)

2:00pm to 3:00pm Training Class #2: Control Valve Sizing and Selection

3:30pm to 4:30pm Training Class #3: Chemical Dosing Pump Sizing and Control

5:00pm to 6:00pm Training Class #4: Industrial Wireless Systems Request my spot

5:00 Registration Closes

6:00-8:00pm Social Hour at Claim Jumper 9085 SE Sunnyside, Clackamas, OR, (503) 654-3700

7:00pm Exposition Closes

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Wednesday
Sep 19, 2012
Command Line 2 (free class)
Free Geek

Want to get under the hood and take control of your Ubuntu computer? Learn key commands and concepts including users, groups, permissions, processes and scripting. Basic Command Line class or similar knowledge is a prerequisite.

All classes are free to our volunteers and the general public. Please sign up in advance by visiting the volunteer desk at Free Geek or calling us at 503-232-9350.

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Friday
Sep 21, 2012
Intro to CMS (free class)
Free Geek

A content management system (CMS) is a computer program that makes it easy to create, edit, and display HTML/Internet content. Some popular CMS include Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal. Learn the basics of how CMS can make your website creation easier and better.

All classes are free to our volunteers and the general public. Please sign up in advance by visiting the volunteer desk at Free Geek or calling us at 503-232-9350.

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Tuesday
Nov 5, 2013
Brand Camp
Green Rising Marketing

What’s making you feel lost in your marketing?

Your Brand, your Marketing, is one of those things that feels like it should be easy; people act like it should come naturally. You try, but indecision paralyzes you, and everything sounds over-the-top, too weak, or just …sigh… weird.

So, where to start? To kickstart? To Re-Start?

You’ve got the passion, you love what you do, and hell, quite frankly, the world needs you. (If only they knew about you.)

Enter Green Rising. Why pay big, fancy agency fees, when DIY is way more fun? We’ll teach you everything we know (and can fit into 2 days), so you can up your game, get focused, and share your inner powerhouse with the rest of the world.

You deserve it.

On day 1 of Brand Camp you’ll learn how to:

…articulate the WHY of what you do …find your best customers …stand. out.

How can we top that?

On day 2, you’ll learn how to:

…carry out your vision on your own terms with the basics of marketing and social media (insta-what?), and make real, live connections to experts in graphic design, web design, photography and more. -Learn + Do = Marketing ready-to-go

You will work intensively to sharpen your marketing tools and tactical implementation, all while making great connections within a small class size. Be prepared to have homework every week and really get to know your business in a new way.

When: Nov. 5th (session 1) & Nov. 19th (session 2)

Where: 1306 NW Hoyt St. #300, Portland, OR 97209

Pricing: $150 for one session, $250 if you sign up for both at the same time (includes lunch @ Paragon)

Email [email protected] if you're interested!

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Saturday
Dec 7, 2013
Portland Code School -- Primer Course
The PCS Classroom (inside Burnside Digital)

Web Developer Primer Course

December 7 - January 4

No classes the weekends before or after Christmas

Hit the dev road running with our 4-week PCS Primer course. Learn how to use several important tools used by professional developers, and get a grasp on the underlying concepts of the Internet. This class assumes students have little or no experience with web technologies such as writing code for the web.

Learning Objectives

By the end of class you will be able to:

  1. Collaboratively create and deploy a static website using Github and Heroku
  2. Explain http requests and the client-server model
  3. Use the command line
  4. Set up a development environment
  5. Use the Chrome Developer Tools
  6. Add at least one project and one code sample to your portfolio

Cost: $350 ($250 if you sign up at a PCS event)

To sign up, please contact Cris Kelly at [email protected].

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Tuesday
Feb 3, 2015
Ninja Sales Techniques
Portland Community College, CLIMB Center

Do you need to be more effective at doing sales?

Whether your revenue is shy of goals or doing sales creates unease for you, for many entrepreneurs, "sales" is a 4 letter word.

In my upcoming class, "Ninja Sales Techniques", I help entrepreneurs become more effective at doing sales by demystifying it, breaking it down into manageable steps, and offering techniques and tips on how non-salespeople can be successful at doing sales. At the end of the course, you'll leave with a much better understanding of sales, be able to create an effective sales plan, and increase your confidence in doing sales.

This 4-week class begins on 2/3, meets at the PCC Climb Center (by OMSI) for 2 hours each week and is part of the SBDC's Entrepreneur's Skill Series. For more information and to register please visit:

If you have little or no experience in doing sales but are responsible for bringing in the revenue, then this class is for you!

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Monday
Mar 2, 2015
Beginner Friendly Intro to Programming
PDX Code Guild

Learn the basics of programming in a collaborative, creative and friendly environment. You will learn how to write fun, simple programs in Python, one of the most popular, useful, and easiest to learn programming languages.

Class meets 5:30pm - 8:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, March 2nd-March 12th.

This class is great for anyone who: * Wants to be prepared to take a bootcamp * Wonders if programming is for them * Works around programming and wants a basic understanding * Wants to try their hand at programming

To register call Sheri (541) 602-6215 or go to pdxcodeguild.com

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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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Thursday
Nov 19, 2015
Code Oregon Labs
Code Fellows

Code Fellows invites online learners of all stripes to Code Oregon Labs. This is an open lab for people who are learning to code online and who would benefit from high-quality, in-person tutoring from professional instructors and industry veterans. Together with Code Oregon and volunteers from the community, Code Fellows provides tutors at a 6:1 ratio -- and pizza for the hungry. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now! http://nov19codeoregon.eventbrite.com/?aff=callagator

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Saturday
Feb 13, 2016
Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers
Code Fellows

This is a paid event, please register at EventrBrite via the link

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! This one-day workshop is the perfect place to figure out if it’s for you. You’ll get a sneak peek of what a career in coding involves, plus a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience.

Learn how websites are built and code one yourself using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices.

To Prepare for Class: Please complete the prep work included in your confirmation email and bring your own laptop computer to the workshop. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided. Email [email protected] if you have any dietary restrictions.

Refund Policy: This course is fully refundable up to 24 hours before the start of the event. Cancellations within 24 hours of the start of the event are non-refundable and non-transferable. To request a refund, please click "Request Refund" on your ticket in Eventbrite or email us at [email protected].

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Thursday
Feb 23, 2017
LaunchCode
Portland Community College

Attend LaunchCode Portland LC101 Info Session at Portland Community College's CLIMB Center for Advancement on Thursday, February 23rd. Get all the details about the 20-week FREE coding class. Ask any questions of our Portland LaunchCode staff, and generally find out how awesome an opportunity this is!

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Saturday
Jun 3, 2017
Intro to Programming with JavaScript
Free Geek

This free class is an introduction to the core concepts of programming using the JavaScript programming language. While we use JavaScript, the ideas learned in the class are transferrable to all programming languages.

By the end of this class, you will:

  • Understand key concepts in programming
  • Understand what JavaScript is and how it is used
  • Know where to go to learn more about JavaScript
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Saturday
Jul 7
Simple 3D Animation with Blender
Free Geek

Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art.

Take this class as many times as you'd like. Bring a project—there will be plenty of time to work on it!

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Wednesday
Jul 11
Programming with Python 3
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? Join us!

This class is part 3 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language.

In this class you will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming with Python. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism and other scary sounding terms will be demystified!

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with Python 1 and Programming with Python 2

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Thursday
Jul 12
Advanced Command Line
Free Geek

Go further with the command line! Get to know grep, bash shortcuts, and other resources for working quickly and accurately in the command line. Basic proficiency required.

Recommended Prerequisites: Command Line Basics

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Wednesday
Aug 22
Programming with Python 3
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? Join us!

This class is part 3 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language.

In this class you will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming with Python. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism and other scary sounding terms will be demystified!

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with Python 1 and Programming with Python 2

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Wednesday
Oct 3
Programming with Python 3
Free Geek

Have you ever thought programming was interesting, but don't know where to start? Do you want to unlock the true potential of computers? Join us!

This class is part 3 of an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language.

In this class you will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming with Python. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism and other scary sounding terms will be demystified!

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with Python 1 and Programming with Python 2

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Saturday
Oct 6
Simple 3D Animation with Blender
Free Geek

Blender is a free, open source 3D creation suite. This class is an introduction to Blender. Learn how to navigate within Blender, create and edit simple 3D models, and add basic lighting to your art.

Take this class as many times as you'd like. Bring a project—there will be plenty of time to work on it!

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