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Wednesday
Nov 28
Programming with Python 1
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? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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Tuesday
Nov 27
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Python: Build a Predictive Model
CENTRL West

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-build-a-predictive-model-tickets-51360173662?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming with Python by building a Predictive Model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning Python and Data Science after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

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Tuesday
Nov 20
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Free Crash Course: Basic Javascript
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-51359911879?aff=meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a road map you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th between SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

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Wednesday
Nov 14
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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Tuesday
Nov 13
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Frontend Crash Course: HTML & CSS
CENTRL West

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-frontend-crash-course-html-css-tickets-51114615190?aff=Meetup ***

Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.

Together we'll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We'll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

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Saturday
Nov 10
Predictive Analytics and Modeling -R Programming
NedSpace

Data Science Is the Future of Everything

Predictive Modeling and Analytics with R

Join us for our Predictive Modeling and Analytics workshop on Saturday, November 10th, 2018; featuring Martin Jetton, with 30+ years of advanced supply chain analytics, predictive analytics, and statistical consulting experience. 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 world has now turned into a digital workspace. Online activity and real-world sensors are generating torrents of data about everything from weather to crime to our buying habits. Increasing computer power and new analytical techniques promise to turn masses of raw data into actionable intelligence—and thereby transform a variety of industries and propel us to a data-driven economy. According to analysts, the Data Analytics market will be almost $50B by 2020. Coupled with the estimation that by 2019 there will nearly 1.2 million open data jobs with no one to fill them, it is clear that understanding and communicating with data will be critical for impact. The skills needed to be a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, or Data Scientist are all about to be in real demand, and our trainings with experience Data Science Practitioners will help you get head start! (International Data Corporation).

HOW COMPANIES ARE USING R?

Facebook - For behavior analysis related to status updates and profile pictures. Google - For advertising effectiveness and economic forecasting. Twitter - For data visualization and semantic clustering Microsoft - Acquired Revolution R company and use it for a variety of purposes. Xbox uses R for a great gaming experience. Uber - For statistical analysis Airbnb - Scale data science. IBM - To help create IBM Watson, an open, cognitive computing technology platform that represents a new era in computing where systems understand the world like humans do: through senses, learning, and experience.

This course will introduce you to some of the most widely used predictive modeling techniques and their core principles. By taking this course, you will form a solid foundation of predictive analytics, which refers to tools and techniques for building statistical or machine learning models to make predictions based on data. You will learn how to carry out exploratory data analysis to gain insights and prepare data for predictive modeling, an essential skill valued in the business.

WHY R PROGRAMMING FOR PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS?

R is a programming language originally written for statisticians to do statistical analysis, including predictive analytics. It’s open-source software, used extensively in academia to teach such disciplines as statistics, bioinformatics, and economics. From its humble beginnings, it has since been extended to do data modeling, data mining, and predictive analysis.

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.

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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Tuesday
Nov 6
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science for Your Vacation
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-data-science-for-your-vacation-tickets-51114549995?aff=Meetup ***

We all want to go on a vacation, but choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a Data Scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

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Tuesday
Oct 30
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Intro to Python: Build a Predictive Model
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-intro-to-python-build-a-predictive-model-tickets-50535408768?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming with Python by building a Predictive Model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning Python and Data Science after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

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Tuesday
Oct 23
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-intro-to-javascript-build-a-virtual-pet-tickets-50535184096?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

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Friday
Oct 31, 2008
Computers As We Don't Know Them
Portland State University Cramer Hall

SPEAKER: Christof Teuscher, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, ECE Department Portland State University

WHERE: Cramer Hall, Room 171: 1721 SW Broadway

ABSTRACT: Since the beginning of modern computer science some sixty years ago, we are building computers in more or less the same way. Silicon electronics serves as a physical substrate, the von Neumann architecture provides a computer design model, while the abstract Turing machine concept supports the theoretical foundations. That is changing: in recent years, unimagined computing substrates have seen the light because of advances in synthetic biology, nanotechnology, material science, and neurobiology. A grand challenge consists in developing computer architectures, computing paradigms, design methodologies, formal frameworks, and tools that allow to reliably compute and efficiently solve problems with such alternative devices.

In this talk, I will outline my visionary and long-term research efforts to address the grand challenge of building, organizing, and programming future computing machines. First, I will review some exemplary future and emerging computing devices and highlight the particular challenges that arise for performing computations with them. I will then delineate potential solutions on how these challenges might be addressed. Self-assembled nano-scale electronics, cellular automata (CAs), and random boolean networks (RBNs) will serve as a simple showcase. I will show that irregular assemblies and specific interconnects can have major advantages over purely regular and locally interconnected fabrics. I will further present the efforts underway to self-assemble massive-scale nanowire-based interconnect fabrics for spatial computers.

BIO: Christof Teuscher holds an assistant professor position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Portland State University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico (UNM). He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2000 and 2004 respectively. In 2004 he became a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in 2005 a distinguished Director's Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and in 2007 a Technical Staff Member. His main research interests include emerging computing architectures and paradigms, biologically-inspired computing, complex and adaptive systems, and cognitive science. Teuscher has received several prestigious awards and fellowships. For more information visit: http://www.teuscher.ch/christof.

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Friday
Oct 23, 2009
PSU CS Colloquium: Chaos in Computer Science
Portland State University Fourth Avenue Building (FAB)

CS conference room, FAB 086-01

Abstract: Although it is not necessarily the view taken by those who design them, modern computers are deterministic nonlinear dynamical systems, and it is both interesting and useful to treat them as such. In this talk, I will describe a nonlinear dynamics-based framework for modeling and analyzing computer systems. Using this framework, together with a custom measurement infrastructure, we have found strong indications of low-dimensional dynamics in the performance of a simple program running on a popular Intel microprocessor—including the first experimental evidence of chaotic dynamics in real computer hardware. These dynamics change completely when we run the same program on a different Intel microprocessor, or when we change that program slightly. All of this raises important issues about computer analysis and design. These engineered systems have grown so complex as to defy the analysis tools that are typically used by their designers: tools that assume linearity and stochasticity, and essentially ignore dynamics. The ideas and methods developed by the nonlinear dynamics community are a much better way to study, understand, and (ultimately) design modern computer systems.

This is joint work with Amer Diwan and Todd Mytkowicz.

Computer Science Department University of Colorado at Boulder Biography: Elizabeth Bradley did her undergraduate and graduate work at MIT, interrupted by a one-year leave of absence to row in the 1988 Olympic Games, and has been with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder since January of 1993. Her research interests include nonlinear dynamics, artificial intelligence, and control theory. She is the recipient of a NSF National Young Investigator award, a Packard Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, and the 1999 student-voted University of Colorado College of Engineering teaching award.

Host: Melanie Mitchell

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Monday
Apr 9, 2012
Real-Life Learning Agents
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

Agents, defined as programs or robots that interact with their environment, are becoming increasingly common. However, the current generation of agents are often unable to robustly interact with each other, or with humans, severely limiting the number of tasks that they can accomplish. Furthermore, these agents typically are unable to adapt to their environment, a critical skill when programmers do not have full knowledge of agents' future environments or when the agents' environment may change over time. This talk will discuss recent work in combining autonomous learning of sequential decision making tasks with transfer learning, a general approach to sharing knowledge between agents with different capabilities, resulting in significant improvements to learning speeds and abilities.

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Tuesday
Apr 10, 2012
Efficiently Learning Probabilistic Graphical Models
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

Probabilistic graphical models are used to represent uncertainty in many domains, such as error-correcting codes, computational biology, sensor networks and medical diagnosis. This talk will discuss two approaches to the problem of learning graphical models from data, focusing on computational challenges. The first is marginalization-based learning, where parameters are fit in the context of a specific approximate inference algorithm. This will include results on image processing and computer vision problems. The second is recent work on Markov chain Monte Carlo based learning, inspired by a computational biology project.

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Wednesday
Apr 11, 2012
Motors, Voters, and the Future of Embedded Security
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

The stereotypical view of computing, and hence computer security, is a landscape filled with laptops, desktops, smartphones and servers; general purpose computers in the proper sense. However, this is but the visible tip of the iceberg. In fact, most computing today is invisibly embedded into systems and environments that few of us would ever think of as computers. Indeed, applications in virtually all walks of modern life, from automobiles to medical devices, power grids to voting machines, have evolved to rely on the same substrate of general purpose microprocessors and (frequently) network connectivity that underlie our personal computers. Yet along with the power of these capabilities come the same potential risks as well. My research has focused on understanding the scope of such problems by exploring vulnerabilities in the embedded environment, how they arise, and the shape of the attack surfaces they expose.

In this talk, I will particularly discuss recent work on two large-scale platforms: modern automobiles and electronic voting machines. In each case, I will explain how implicit or explicit assumptions in the design of the systems have opened them to attack. I will demonstrate these problems, concretely and completely, including arbitrary control over election results and remote tracking and control of an unmodified automobile. I will explain the nature of these problems, how they have come to arise, and the challenges in hardening such systems going forward.

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Friday
Apr 13, 2012
Information Leakage from Encrypted Voice over IP: Attacks and Defenses
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

In this talk, I describe two side-channel traffic analysis attacks on encrypted voice-over-IP calls and a novel technique for efficiently defending against such attacks. We begin with a review of the basics of speech coding to understand how and why information can leak out of an encrypted VoIP call. We then discuss the techniques for recovering hidden information: first, how to identify the language spoken in the call, and then how to spot particular phrases. Our techniques are completely speaker-independent, and require no recorded examples of the target phrase. Nevertheless, we show that they achieve surprising accuracy on widely-used speech corpora. Finally, we consider methods for limiting this information leakage. Experimental results show that an intelligent, adaptive adversary can convincingly deceive such traffic analyses while incurring much lower overhead than previously expected.

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Duckki Oe, Formally Certified Satisfiability Solving
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

Satisfiability (SAT) and satisfiability module theories (SMT) solvers are efficient automated theorem provers widely used in several fields such as formal verification and artificial intelligence. Although SAT/SMT are traditional propositional and predicate logics and well understood, SAT/SMT solvers are complex software highly optimized for performance. Because SAT/SMT solvers are commonly used as the final verdict for formal verification problems, their correctness is an important issue. This talk discusses two methods to formally certify SAT/SMT solvers. First method is generating proofs from solvers and certifying those proofs. One of the issues for proof checking is that SMT logics are constantly growing and a flexible framework to express proof rules is needed. The proposal is to use a meta-language called LFSC, which is based on Edinburgh Logical Frame with an extension for expressing computational side conditions. SAT and SMT logics can be encoded in LFSC, and the encoding can be easily and safely extended for new logics. And it has been shown that an optimized LFSC checker can certify SMT proofs very efficiently. Second method is using a verified programming language to implement a SAT solver and verify the code statically. Guru is a pure functional programming language with support for dependent types and theorem proving. A modern SAT solver has been implemented and verified to be correct in Guru. Also, Guru allows very efficient code generation through resource types, so the performance of versat is comparable with that of the current proof checking technology with a state-of-the-art solver.

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Monday
Apr 16, 2012
Title: Information Discovery in Large Complex Datasets
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Abstract:

The focus of my research is on enabling novel kinds of interaction between the user and the information in a variety of digital environments, ranging from social content sites, to digital libraries, to the Web. In the first part of this talk, I will present an approach for tracking and querying fine-grained provenance in data-intensive workflows. A workflow is an encoding of a sequence of steps that progressively transform data products. Workflows help make experiments reproducible, and may be used to answer questions about data provenance – the dependencies between input, intermediate, and output data. I will describe a declarative framework that captures fine-grained dependencies, enabling novel kinds of analytic queries, and will demonstrate that careful design and leveraging distributed processing make tracking and querying fine-grained provenance feasible. In the second part of this talk, I will discuss information discovery on the Social Web, where users provide information about themselves in stored profiles, register their relationships with other users, and express their preferences with respect to information and products. I will argue that information discovery should account for a user's social context, and will present network-aware search – a novel search paradigm in which result relevance is computed with respect to a user's social network. I will describe efficient algorithms appropriate for this setting, and will show how social similarities between users may be leveraged to make processing more efficient.

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Saturday
Oct 13, 2012
All Girls Pizza Party - Technology
Papa's Pizza on Coberg Rd, Eugene

Ages: 10-14 Price: $15 Location: Papa's Pizza on Coburg Road

This isn't like any pizza party you've ever seen before!

We'll begin with a quick introduction to electricity, including electrical flow and the difference between conductive and non-conductive materials. Next, we will talk about how computers rely on electricity to store and display data. We'll get to look at the inside of a computer, take apart a hard drive, and even see what goes into a burnable DVD. Afterward, we'll learn enough binary to make our own ASCII craft and play with binary magic.

All of this will be topped off by pizza and soda as the girls wait for their parents to arrive. Parents are welcome to stay and participate, but they must register separately.

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Monday
Oct 15, 2012
Research Talk: Agile Tooling for C++
Portland State University FAB, Room 86-09

Title: Test-Driven Development and Mock Objects for C++ in Eclipse

Speaker: Prof Peter Sommerlad, Institute for Software at FHO/HSR Rapperswil, Switzerland

Abstract

At IFS Institute for Software, several plug-ins have been developed for the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools (CDT), to assist Agile C++ developers. Some of the features have already been integrated into CDT, such as the refactoring infrastructure and some refactorings, such as toggling function definition and declaration. In this talk Prof. Sommerlad will explain how IFS's plug-ins make it easier to adopt an agile style of development, through code-generation for Test-driven Development (TDD), unit testing, test doubles and mock objects, quick feedback from static analysis tools, and quick-fixes for problems.

Speaker Bio:

Prof. Peter Sommerlad is head of IFS Institute for Software at FHO/HSR Rapperswil. Peter is co-author of the books POSA Vol.1 and Security Patterns. His goal is to make software simpler by Decremental Development: refactoring software down to 10% of its size with better architecture, testability and quality and functionality. Peter is the also the author of the CUTE unit testing framework. He inspired and leads several Eclipse CDT plug-in projects, such as the CUTE unit testing, Sconsolidator, Mockator, Linticator, and Includator. IFS contributed most of the CDT refactoring infrastructure and is employing it to develop further TDD and Refactoring support for Eclipse CDT.

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Friday
Nov 1, 2013
ACM Tech Talk: Student Success in Finding a Career
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Ever wondered what makes a student successful in landing that career after university life ends? Ever wanted to find that competitive edge that makes you stand out from the crowd? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, this tech talk is for you.

Frank Goovaerts is the Interim Director of Student Success at Portland State University at MCECS, and will be giving a tech talk on how to get that extra edge and what services he offers to help students transition from college to career.

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Wednesday
May 7, 2014
Portland Novice Programmers Meetup (First One!)
Galois, Inc

RSVP on the meetup.com site. Please and thank you!

Be at the door by 5:30pm.

Message me on Skype: tylerzika if you are running behind so we can buzz you in.

Small presentation on the meetup idea and values at 5:45pm by Tyler Zika.

Socialize, forming Master Mind groups, coding, and brainstorming from 6-7pm.

Another small presentation. Topic and speaker TBA for remainder of meetup.

Happy Coding!

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Saturday
Jul 19, 2014
GRAND OPENING of The Tech Academy
Board of Trade Building

The Tech Academy (formerly known as Prosper IT Academy) is having a Grand Opening celebration. We are opening an office in the heart of downtown Portland. The Tech Academy trains software developers through coding boot camps. Come to our grand opening - there will be an open bar and refreshments. If you are interested in the program now, please call 503-935-2409 or email [email protected].

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Thursday
Oct 1, 2015
Hiring a Dev Team in 2015: Where are top companies finding talent?
Simple

~Brought to you by Code Fellows~

Want to know who Portland companies are hiring? With more than half a million vacant high-tech jobs across the country—and with university computer science programs generating only a small portion of the candidates for these jobs—where do companies find developers? Are they hiring from code schools, and, if so, how do these developers stack up? Find out at this panel discussion, moderated by Hello World founder Dan Linn and featuring recruiting and hiring managers from some of Portland's top tech companies, including Urban Airship, Jama, and New Relic.

Tweet questions for the panelists to #PDXtechdevjobs.

Join us for pizza, drinks and a special Q&A about how to hire—or join—a dev team in 2015.

RSVP today! Attendance is capped at 60.

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
Code Oregon Labs
Code Fellows

Online learners of all stripes are invited 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 will provide tutors at a 6:1 ratio. Bring your laptop! Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

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Thursday
Nov 12, 2015
Portland Campus: How to go from [Your Seemingly-Unrelated career] to Developer
Code Fellows

Wondering how to move from your current job into a tech career? Want to hear how your current skills translate into the tech world? Already a developer and need to learn a new stack or level up your skills?

Join us for a beer (or ginger ale!) to explore career paths in tech and how to get there. You'll hear from professional developers about how they found their way into their current roles. Bring all your questions about the tech industry and how you can change your career.

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Saturday
Mar 5, 2016
Programming Languages I've Been Meaning To Try But Haven't Gotten Around To Yet
Simple

PLIBMTTBHGATY (Programming Languages I've Been Meaning To Try But Haven't Gotten Around To Yet) is a lightly-structured party where people get together and work on a project in a new programming language, either with or just near each other.

This all started with the realization that plenty of people have a side-project in mind to work on, that it's more fun to work together, and that many of us are just waiting for a good excuse to get started.

See the main website for more information, or Eventbrite to RSVP!

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Tuesday
Feb 7, 2017
Galois tech talk: Rust - from POPL to practice
Galois Inc

abstract: In 2015, a language based fundamentally on substructural typing–Rust–hit its 1.0 release, and less than a year later it has been put into production use in a number of tech companies, including some household names. The language has started a trend, with several other mainstream languages, including C++ and Swift, in the early stages of incorporating ideas about ownership. How did this come about?

Rust’s core focus is safe systems programming. It does not require a runtime system or garbage collector, but guarantees memory safety. It does not stipulate any particular style of concurrent programming, but instead provides the tools needed to guarantee data race freedom even when doing low-level shared-state concurrency. It allows you to build up high-level abstractions without paying a tax; its compilation model ensures that the abstractions boil away.

These benefits derive from two core aspects of Rust: its ownership system (based on substructural typing) and its trait system (a descendant of Haskell’s typeclasses). The talk will cover these two pillars of Rust design, with particular attention to the key innovations that make the language usable at scale. It will highlight the implications for concurrency, where Rust provides a unique perspective. It will close out with a discussion of Rust’s development process and design considerations around language and library evolution.

bio: Aaron Turon is Research Engineering Manager for the Rust team at Mozilla. He received his PhD from Northeastern University, where he studied programming language design, program verification, and low-level concurrency. His dissertation was awarded the SIGPLAN John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2014. After his PhD studies, he continued his research in concurrency verification and programming techniques as a postdoc at MPI-SWS. He joined Mozilla in 2014, and has played an active role in Rust’s development since then.

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Monday
Feb 13, 2017
Robot Operating System (ROS) Development - Overview Intel’s RealSense Depth Sensors
Axiom Electronics

Dave Shinsel will provide an overview of available depth sensors, and a deep-dive on Intel’s RealSense depth sensors, including a new sensor that adds visual SLAM capability. He will discuss how these sensors work in conjunction with Computer Vision technologies for various robotics applications, including object avoidance, person interaction, object recognition and localization, and SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). Further the talk will cover how to access these capabilities via their ROS wrappers.

Dave Shinsel is the Lead Robotics Architect in Intel’s Perceptual Computing Group. He has an extensive background in all levels of robotics, with particular focus on vision and sensing technologies. Prior to this role, Dave was the Director of the Intel® RealSense SDK, created and led the Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers, and led development of the graphics drivers for the Apple MacBook* Air. In his “spare time,” Dave has been building robots for fifteen years. He has received a "Backyard Genius Award" from Popular Mechanics magazine, won a number of robot competitions, and competed on TV in the Syfy Channel’s Robot Combat League, where he and his daughter (also an engineer at Intel) won the $100,000 grand prize with their 7 foot, 9 inches tall, fighting robot, "Crash." Dave is well known in the Maker community for his sophisticated 4 foot tall humanoid robot, Loki.

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Wednesday
May 31, 2017
Papers We Love @ PDX - Gorilla: A Fast, Scalable, In-Memory Time Series Database
Mozilla PDX

This paper will be presented by Johannes Hoff.

This paper describes how Facebook stores 700 million data points (timestamp and value) per minute and keeps 26 hours of it available in memory for fast access. We will mainly look at the compression algorithms making this possible.

Here is the abstract:

"""

Large-scale internet services aim to remain highly available and responsive in the presence of unexpected failures. Pro-viding this service often requires monitoring and analyzing tens of millions of measurements per second across a large number of systems, and one particularly effective solution is to store and query such measurements in a time series database (TSDB).

A key challenge in the design of TSDBs is how to strike the right balance between efficiency, scalability, and relia-bility. In this paper we introduce Gorilla, Facebook’s in-memory TSDB. Our insight is that users of monitoring sys-tems do not place much emphasis on individual data points but rather on aggregate analysis, and recent data points are of much higher value than older points to quickly detect and diagnose the root cause of an ongoing problem. Gorilla op-timizes for remaining highly available for writes and reads, even in the face of failures, at the expense of possibly drop-ping small amounts of data on the write path. To improve query efficiency, we aggressively leverage compression tech-niques such as delta-of-delta timestamps and XOR’d floating point values to reduce Gorilla’s storage footprint by 10x. This allows us to store Gorilla’s data in memory, reduc-ing query latency by 73x and improving query throughput by 14x when compared to a traditional database (HBase)-backed time series data. This performance improvement has unlocked new monitoring and debugging tools, such as time series correlation search and more dense visualization tools. Gorilla also gracefully handles failures from a single-node to entire regions with little to no operational overhead.


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PDF: http://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol8/p1816-teller.pdf

Reminder: Papers We Love PDX has a code of conduct.

Website
Friday
Jun 2, 2017
Galois Tech Talk: Datatype Generic Packet Descriptions
Galois Inc

Speaker:

Wouter Swierstra

Abstract:

Complex protocols describing the communication or storage of binary data are difficult to describe precisely. In this talk, I want to explore how to define data types describing a binary data formats and generate the corresponding serialization and deserialization functions from such descriptions. By embedding these data types in a general purpose dependently typed programming language such as Agda, we can verify once and for all that the serialization/deserialization functions generated in this style are correct by construction. To validate this approach, I will sketch how to write a verified parser for IPv4 network packets.

Bio:

Wouter Swierstra is an assistant professor at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. After originally studying Mathematics and Computer Science, he did his PhD under supervision of Thorsten Altenkirch at the University of Nottingham's Functional Programming Lab. He worked as a postdoc at Chalmers University of Technology, before moving back to the Netherlands to work at Vector Fabrics, a high-tech startup that used functional programming to facilitate the design of embedded systems. After this brief stint in industry, he returned to academia as a postdoc in Foundations Group at the Radboud University Nijmegen and Software Technology group at Utrecht University.

Website
Monday
Jun 26, 2017
Galois Tech Talk: Robust Artificial Intelligence and Anomaly Detection
Galois, Inc

Abstract: Recent progress in AI and machine learning is stimulating interest in applying AI in high stakes applications such as self-driving cars, surgical robots, and autonomous weapons systems. These applications require high levels of software assurance and resilience, but virtually all AI research has focused on raw performance without paying attention to questions of robustness and resilience.

In this talk, I will survey AI research that aims to create robust systems. I will consider both robustness to “known unknowns” and robustness to “unknown unknowns” — that is, to unmodeled aspects of the environment.

One technology that is relevant to creating robust AI systems is anomaly detection. In the second part of the talk, I will survey the work at Oregon State on anomaly detection. I’ll discuss our recent research on applying anomaly detection to problems of fraud detection and equipment diagnosis and discuss methods for explaining anomaly alarms to an analyst and incorporating analyst feedback into the anomaly detection process.

Bio: Dr. Tom Dietterich (AB Oberlin College 1977; MS University of Illinois 1979; PhD Stanford University 1984) is Professor Emeritus and Director of Intelligent Systems Research in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, where he joined the faculty in 1985. Dietterich has devoted his career to machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has authored more than 180 publications and two books. His research is motivated by challenging real world problems ranging from personal information management, to drug design, to sustainability, and most recently to problems in safe and robust artificial intelligence. Dietterich has also devoted many years of service to the research community. He is Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and he previously served as President of AAAI (2014-16) and as the founding president of the International Machine Learning Society (2001-08). Other major roles include Executive Editor of the journal Machine Learning (1992-98), co-founder of the Journal for Machine Learning Research (2000), and program chair of AAAI 1990 and NIPS 2000. He is currently the moderator for machine learning on arXiv. Dietterich is a Fellow of the ACM, AAAS, and AAAI.

Website
Wednesday
Jul 12, 2017
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the first-ever PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the first-ever PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!


This first meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A discussion about how we should organize the Meetup moving forward, including topics we'd like to cover, format, timing, and location


We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

5th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

Website
Monday
Aug 7, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript
NXT Industries: Lab

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We’ll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Before you come:

-Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us: Located on the corner of SE MLK and SE Main with entrance facing MLK. Street parking available West of MLK and East of Grand - Free after 7pm - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters. City Center Parking Lot Corner of SE Madison & SE 7th. TriMet Stops for Streetcar (A&B Loops) and Busses for 1-2 Blocks surrounding location.

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Please click HERE to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

Website
Thursday
Aug 10, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
NXT Industries: Lab

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!

At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.

Before you come:

-Some previous exposure to HTML/CSS is helpful, but not required.

-Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us: Located on the corner of SE MLK and SE Main with entrance facing MLK. Street parking available West of MLK and East of Grand - Free after 7pm - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/MetersCity Center Parking Lot Corner of SE Madison & SE 7th. TriMet Stops for Streetcar (A&B Loops) and Busses 1-2 Blocks Surrounding location

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Please click HERE to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

Website
Monday
Aug 14, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Game with JavaScript
CENTRL Office Eastside

Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the programming fundamentals of the JavaScript programming language.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to game - including keeping track of how many guesses you’ve had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Before you come:
Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal, as well as some familiarity with JavaScript.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside

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Please Click Here to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

Website
Wednesday
Aug 16, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Tech
CENTRL Office Eastside

Every year, Glassdoor releases it’s top 25 highest paying jobs. This year, almost half of them are in the tech field; if you’re thinking about getting into tech, now is the right time.

We’ll cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the Portland tech community. Then we’ll dive into the technical career opportunities that are available in Portland - from jobs you’ve heard of like front end developer, to jobs that are new to the area, like developer evangelist.

How to find us:

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. 

Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. 

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rdCity Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside


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Please click here to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

Website
Monday
Aug 21, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery
NedSpace

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you’ve ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford’s intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop. Together we’ll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Before you come:
Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway 

Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters 

Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE 

TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

Website
Wednesday
Aug 23, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
NedSpace

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!

At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. Before you come:
Some previous exposure to HTML/CSS is helpful, but not required.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway
Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters
Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE
TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

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Please Click Here to RSVP for your spot on Eventbrite

Website
Monday
Aug 28, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - How to Choose a Programming Language
CENTRL Office Eastside

When you’re learning to code, one of the biggest decisions you can make is what programming language to start with. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a different answer every time. We’re here to set the record straight.

We’ll take everything important into account: versatility of the top programming languages, the Portland job market, starting salaries, and more. In the end, we’ll end up with an answer that can help shape the rest of your development career.

Must RSVP on Eventbrite here.

How to find us: Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd. City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd. TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside

Website
Wednesday
Aug 30, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript
CENTRL West

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a pre-defined answer.

This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Must RSVP on Eventbrite here.

Before you come: Experience with JavaScript is ideal. Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does. Also make sure to make a Twitter account if you don't already have one.

How to find us: Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm. City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available. TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch

Website
Wednesday
Sep 20, 2017
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!


This meeting will have two parts:


1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)


2) A group discussion of management topics. Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Location Details:


New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

5th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

Website
Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!


This meeting will have two parts:


1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)


2) A panel discussion featuring local tech leaders and hosted by Lindsay Culver. We'll be covering many of the topics (e.g. hiring, being a great manager, building great teams) that we've been talking about over the past few months in the Meetup.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Location Details:


New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

5th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

Website
Monday
Oct 23, 2017
Galois Tech Talk: RustBelt: Securing the Foundations of the Rust Programming Language
Galois, Inc

Abstract: Rust is a new systems programming language that promises to overcome the seemingly fundamental tradeoff between high-level safety guarantees and low-level control over resource management. Unfortunately, none of Rust’s safety claims have been formally proven, and there is good reason to question whether they actually hold. Specifically, Rust employs a strong, ownership-based type system, but then extends the expressive power of this core type system through libraries that internally use unsafe features. In this work, we present RustBelt, the first formal (and machine-checked) safety proof for a language representing a realistic subset of Rust. Our proof is extensible in the sense that, for each new Rust library that uses unsafe features, we can say what verification condition it must satisfy in order for it to be deemed a safe extension to the language. We have carried out this verification for some of the most important libraries that are used throughout the Rust ecosystem. In the talk, I will first review some of the essential features of Rust, and then explain some of the key ideas behind the RustBelt verification.

Bio: Derek Dreyer is a professor of computer science at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and recipient of the 2017 ACM SIGPLAN Robin Milner Young Researcher Award. His research runs the gamut from the type theory of high-level functional languages, down to the verification of compilers and low-level concurrent programs under relaxed memory models. He is currently leading the RustBelt project, which focuses on building the first formal foundations for the Rust programming language. He also knows a thing or two about Scotch whisky.

Website
Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!


This meeting will have two parts:


1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)


2) A group discussion of management topics. Britt will facilitate a fishbowl dialog (see, e.g. http://unconference.net/unconference-methods-fish-bowl-dialogue/). Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.


We look forward to seeing you there!


Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

5th Floor

Portland, OR 

97204

Website
Friday
Dec 8, 2017
Galois Tech Talk: An Update on the Habit Programming Language
Galois, Inc

Abstract:

Habit is a high-level programming language, originally based on Haskell, that was designed to meet the needs of high assurance, very low-level software development. The most recent version of the language report was completed in 2010, and an initial working prototype implementation was developed by the HASP group at PSU. However, there has not been a lot of externally visible news about the language or its implementation since then. In this talk, I will provide an introduction to the goals of Habit (no previous experience is assumed), and an update on the status of its current implementation as we continue to edge towards a broader public release. In particular, this talk will discuss the challenges of meeting the performance requirements for typical systems software; the benefits of programming in a source language with high-level functional abstractions and expressive types; and the role that whole-program optimization can play in bridging between these two worlds.

Bio:

Mark Jones is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. His primary research focus is on the use of advanced programming language technologies that support the construction and certification of secure and reliable software systems.

Website
Tuesday
Dec 19, 2017
Galois Tech Talk: Tree-Sitter: A New Parsing System for Programming Tools
Galois Inc, 421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300, Portland, OR, USA, (3rd floor of the Commonwealth building)

Abstract: Developer tools that support multiple languages generally have very limited regex-based code-analysis capabilities. Tree-sitter is a new parsing system that aims to change this paradigm. We’re in the process of integrating Tree-sitter into both GitHub.com and Atom, which will allow us to analyze code accurately and in real-time, paving the way for better syntax highlighting, code navigation, and refactoring support. We’ll demo some new features that Tree-sitter has enabled in GitHub.com and Atom, discuss its implementation, and share thoughts on ways it could be used in the future.

Bio: Max Brunsfeld is an engineer on GitHub’s Atom team. Prior to joining GitHub, he worked at Pivotal Labs as a full-stack engineer. He enjoys programming, especially in C and C++, jazz guitar, bicycling and hiking. He lives in Portland with his wife and two toddlers.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 9
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Twitter Bot
CENTRL West

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a pre-defined answer.


This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 10
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - What is a Data Scientist?
CENTRL West

What is a Data Scientist?  What is Big Data?  Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field?  Join us for our last talk of 2017 to discuss this mysterious and exciting profession.


We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Thursday
Jan 11
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: How to Choose a Programming Language Lunch & Learn
Free Geek

When you’re learning to code, one of the biggest decisions you can make is what programming language to start with. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a different answer every time.We’re here to set the record straight.


We’ll take everything important into account: versatility of the top programming languages, the Portland job market, starting salaries, and more. In the end, we’ll end up with an answer that can help shape the rest of your development career.

How to find us: 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Jan 15
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Plan Your Vacations with Data Science
CENTRL Office Eastside

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work.  In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a data scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.


No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.


How to find us: 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 16
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Frontend Crash Course
CENTRL West

Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.


Together we’ll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values).  These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We’ll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 17
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

• What we'll do
As mentioned in the last Meetup, we'll be skipping December due to the holidays. I hope everyone has a great New Year!

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A presentation about his team's approach to shipping software by New Relic Engineering Manager Andrew Ettinger.

We look forward to seeing you there!

• What to bring

• Important to know

Website
Thursday
Jan 18
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game
Urban Office

• What we'll do
Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the programming fundamentals of the JavaScript programming language.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you’ve had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Before you come:
1. Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal, as well as some familiarity with JavaScript.
2. Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can try to pair you with someone who does.

• What to bring
Laptop

• Important to know

Website
Monday
Jan 22
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science
CENTRL Office Eastside

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.


We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.


How to find us: 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rdCity Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE LloydTriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 23
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet
CENTRL West

• What we'll do
Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi). With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

• What to bring


• Important to know

Website
Wednesday
Jan 24
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
CENTRL West

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.


In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs.  See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!


At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Thursday
Jan 25
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build Your Own Instrgram-like Filters
Free Geek

Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.  


In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using  a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us:

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Jan 29
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Become a Data Scientist: Thinkful Info Session
CENTRL Office Eastside

Interested in becoming a data scientist? Come learn more about Thinkful’s Flexible Data Science Bootcamp, which prepares you for your next job without asking you to quit this one. You’ll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.


How to find us:

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 30
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Fundamentals
CENTRL West

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.


We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We’ll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.


Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 31
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science: Lunch & Learn
CENTRL West

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.

We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Friday
Feb 2
Galois Tech Talk: New Applications of Software Synthesis: Firewall Repair and Verification of Configuration Files (Ruzica Piskac)
Galois Inc

Title: New Applications of Software Synthesis: Firewall Repair and Verification of Configuration Files

Abstract: In this talk we present a systematic effort that can automatically repair firewalls, using the programming by example approach. Firewalls are widely employed to manage and control enterprise networks. Because enterprise-scale firewalls contain hundreds or thousands of policies, ensuring the correctness of firewalls – whether the policies in the firewalls meet the specifications of their administrators – is an important but challenging problem. In our approach, after an administrator observes undesired behavior in a firewall, she may provide input/output examples that comply with the intended behavior. Based on the given examples, we automatically synthesize new firewall rules for the existing firewall. This new firewall correctly handles packets specified by the examples, while maintaining the rest of the behavior of the original firewall.

We also show, using verification for configuration files, how to learn specification when the given examples is actually a set of configuration files. Software failures resulting from configuration errors have become commonplace as modern software systems grow increasingly large and more complex. The lack of language constructs in configuration files, such as types and grammars, has directed the focus of a configuration file verification towards building post-failure error diagnosis tools. In this talk we describe a framework which analyzes data sets of correct configuration files and derives rules for building a language model from the given data set. The resulting language model can be used to verify new configuration files and detect errors in them.

Bio: Ruzica Piskac is an assistant professor (tenure-track) at Yale, Computer Science Department. Her research interests span the areas of programming languages, software verification, automated reasoning, and code synthesis. A common thread in Ruzica's research is improving software reliability and trustworthiness using formal techniques. Ruzica has received a NSF CAREER award for her proposal, “Synthesis in a Live Programming Environment”. She proposed the concept of cooperative programming which combines a live programming environment and the programming by example paradigm.

Website
Monday
Feb 5
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Javascript
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).  With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL Office East.

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Javascript
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).  With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL Office East.

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 6
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science Your Vacation
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a data scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.  No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Friday
Feb 9
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Frontend Crash Course (Lunch & Learn)
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.  Together we’ll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We’ll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning. 

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 13
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Virtual Pet with Javascript
Free Geek

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi). 

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Friday
Feb 16
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Getting Started in Data Science (Lunch & Learn)
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists. We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Feb 19
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Web App
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you’ve ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford’s intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.  Together we’ll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL East. 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Wednesday
Feb 21
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A group discussion of management topics. Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

Website
Thursday
Feb 22
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Feek: Getting Started in Tech
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Every year, Glassdoor releases its top 25 highest paying jobs. This year, almost half of them are in the tech field; if you’re thinking about getting into tech, now is the right time. We’ll cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the local tech community. Then we’ll dive into the technical career opportunities that are available locally - from jobs you’ve heard of like front end developer, to jobs that are new to the area, like developer evangelist.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Feb 26
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - How to Choose a Bootcamp
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Coding boot camps are short intensive accelerated programs to help you learn the skills, build a portfolio and transition careers like web development and data science. “With over 300 coding boot camps worldwide, you should do your research before choosing which code school will kickstart your career in tech,” says CourseReport

It can be tough to know which one is right for you. Join us as we answer questions like do I enroll in an immersive or part-time bootcamp? What type of career coaching do I need? How do I make sense of outcome stats and guarantees? How is bootcamp learning better or worse than learning on my own? We will discuss what to consider starting with the question of how boot camps emerged and the personal traits you need to succeed.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL East. 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 27
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Twitter Bot with Javascript
CENTRL West

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.
This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL West. 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th.

Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.

TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Thursday
Mar 1
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Predict the Oscars Using Data Science
WeWork Pioneer Place

• What we'll do
The outcome of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Picture surprised us all. But, could that have been predicted?

In this practical workshop, you'll use a dataset that contains previous Oscar winners to build a prediction model to guess the winner for Best Picture Award. You'll get an introduction to a data scientist's tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts. Unlike last year's Oscars, our model will predict only one winner!

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners.

If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

• What to bring
Laptop

• Important to know
Space is limited! Please RSVP on Eventbrite here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/predict-the-oscars-using-data-science-tickets-42892279964

Website
Monday
Mar 5
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful Info Session: Become a Data Scientist
CENTRL Office Eastside

***RSVP on Eventbrite HERE***

Interested in becoming a data scientist? Come learn more about Thinkful’s Flexible Data Science Bootcamp, which prepares you for your next job without asking you to quit this one. You’ll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.

If you're interested in jump-starting your data science career, learn more about our Portland-based Data Science Bootcamp now.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 6
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek : Build a Web App with JavaScript and jQuery
Free Geek

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.

Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.


Free Street Parking available on every block.


Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.


Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Mar 12
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful Info Session: Become a Web Developer
CENTRL Office Eastside

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Interested in becoming a Web Developer or Software Engineer? Come learn more about Thinkful’s flexible Full Stack program and our full-time Engineering Immersion program. Our flexible program prepares you for a new career without asking you to quit your current job while our full-time program combines the benefits of a live classroom and group work with 1-on-1 mentorship. You'll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.

How to find us:


329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.


Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.


City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.


TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 13
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Create a Virtual Pet with JavaScript
Free Geek

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.


Free Street Parking available on every block.


Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.


Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Thursday
Mar 15
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Plan Your Vacation Using Data Science
Cloudability

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a data scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.


How to find us:
334 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Located in the heart of the Pearl District on NW 11th between Everett and Flanders
MAX, Streetcar, and Bus accessible (1-4 blocks in each direction)
Metered Street Parking available
Closest Parking Garage: Lot #[masked] NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209

Website
Monday
Mar 19
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Frontend Crash Course
CENTRL Office Eastside

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.

Together we'll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We'll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.


Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.


City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.


TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 20
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Getting Started in Data Science
Free Geek

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.

We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 21
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A talk by New Relic's Andrew Ettinger: “Why estimate? Practical “No Estimates” project management in a dynamic environment.”

Abstract: No Estimates sounds crazy, but the reality actually isn’t so bad. My team at New Relic has been practicing a version of “No Estimates” alongside a variety of Agile techniques for about 8 months, and we’ve developed a solid track record of software delivery using it. We’ll take a look at how No Estimates works in an estimated world, how you really can track progress and commitments, and what that means to your team, your stakeholders, and your product delivery process. We’ll also take a look at projects that fit this model well, ones that don’t, and potential pitfalls we’ve encountered so far.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

Website
Tuesday
Mar 27
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript
Free Geek

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an intelligent bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.

This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.


Free Street Parking available on every block.


Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.


Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
May 14
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - What is a Data Scientist?
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-a-data-scientist-tickets-45619399853***

Data Science has been called everything from the “Best Job in America” to “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” Attend our intro to the most in-demand field in tech and learn what “becoming a data scientist” can mean for you.

We'll start by walking through the ways data scientists impact companies. Next, we'll dive deep into the day-to-day of a data scientist, broken down by the 4 main types: Researchers, AI or automation gurus, statisticians, and super analysts. By the end you'll know what data scientists are, why the job is so in-demand, and how you can get hired in the field.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Monday
May 21
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-45619489120***

Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
May 22
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Instagram Filters with JavaScript
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-instagram-filters-with-javascript-tickets-45619519210***

Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.

In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 5
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-web-app-with-javascript-jquery-tickets-46327248046***

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.

Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Jun 11
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-in-data-science-tickets-46327458676***

What is a Data Scientist? What is Big Data? Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field?

We'll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We'll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you've mastered the skill set.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 12
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Virtual Pet with JavaScript
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-virtual-pet-with-javascript-tickets-46327573018***

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Jun 18
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-46327730489***

Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 19
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science for Your Vacation
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-data-science-for-your-vacation-tickets-46327911029***

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a Data Scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Wednesday
Jun 20
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) New Relic employees Brent Miller and Honey Darling will present "Team Health Assessments" — an organizational practice New Relic recently started as part of our commitment to continual reinvention which will help us understand how teams work and how product is built at New Relic.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

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Monday
Jun 25
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build Your Own Instagram Filters
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-your-own-instagram-filters-tickets-46328376421***

Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.

In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 26
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-twitter-bot-with-javascript-tickets-46328582036***

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an intelligent bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.

This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
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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Friday
Jul 13
Galois Tech Talk: Vellvm -- Verifying the LLVM
Galois Inc

Abstract: In this talk, I’ll give a high-level overview of Penn’s Vellvm (Verified LLVM) project, which aims to build formal semantics in Coq for the LLVM IR. I’ll sketch some of our past results, in which we verified memory safety transformations and a variant of LLVM’s mem2reg optimization, focusing on the structure of the proof techniques. Along the way, I’ll highlight some of the challenges of reasoning about LLVM code (many of which are still open issues). I’ll wrap up with a status report about our ongoing efforts to re-engineer Vellvm as part of the DeepSpec NSF Expeditions project.

No experience with LLVM or Coq will be assumed.

Bio: I study programming languages and computer security. I have wide-ranging interests, and some of my most recent work touches on: Coq verification of LLVM program transformations and randomized algorithms, type-directed program synthesis, linear types and GUI programming. I have also spent a lot of time thinking about language-based enforcement of information-flow policies, low-level code memory safety, understanding dynamic security policies, and authorization logic. I am also interested in secure concurrent and distributed computing, functional programming languages, type theory, linear and modal logics, theorem proving and mechanized metatheory.

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Wednesday
Jul 18
PDX Engineering Managers - PDX Engineering Managers: People Ops Panel Discussion
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) We will be hosting a panel discussion with People Ops leaders! The theme will be discussing how Engineering Managers can partner effectively with the HR team in their organization.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

Website
Wednesday
Jul 25
Programming with Python 1
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? This is the class for you!

This class is an introduction to programming concepts with Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. Every class begins with the basics of what Python is and how to use it. After that we'll talk about computer science theory in an approachable way. Finally we'll have a lab where your questions can get answered and you can show off your projects.

No prior programming experience required. If you can type, you can program!

Recommended Follow-up: Programming with Python 2

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Thursday
Jul 26
Programming with JavaScript 2
Free Geek

This class builds on the concepts introduced in Programming with Javascript 1 by exploring advanced data types (arrays and objects) and some of the language’s built-in functions called methods. Students will get a brief introduction to these ideas and then begin applying them hands-on through a series of mini projects.

By the end of this class, students will understand the purpose of and how to use loops, prototype methods, arrays and objects in Javascript. They will also learn where to find more information about these concepts and how to continue their studies on their own.

Recommended Prerequisites: Programming with JavaScript 1, typing skills

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Friday
Aug 3
Galois Tech Talk: The Lean Theorem Prover: Past, Present and Future
Galois Inc

Abstract: Lean is an interactive theorem prover and functional programming language. Lean implements a version of the Calculus of Inductive Constructions. Its elaborator and unification algorithms are designed around the use of type classes, which support algebraic reasoning, programming abstractions, and other generally useful means of expression. Lean has parallel compilation and checking of proofs, and provides a server mode that supports a continuous compilation and rich user interaction in editing environments such as Visual Studio Code, Monaco, Emacs, and Vim. In the first part of this talk, we provide a short introduction to Lean, its applications, and its metaprogramming framework. We also describe how this framework extends Lean’s object language with an API to many of Lean’s internal structures and procedures, and provides ways of reflecting object-level expressions into the metalanguage. We provide evidence to show that our implementation is efficient, and that it provides a convenient and flexible way of writing not only metaprograms and small-scale interactive tactics, but also more substantial kinds of automation. In the second part, we describe our plans for the system, and what we are currently working on.

More information about Lean can be found at http://leanprover.github.io. The interactive book “Theorem Proving in Lean” is the standard reference for Lean. The book is available in PDF and HTML formats. In the HTML version, all examples and exercises can be executed in the reader’s web browser.

Bio: I’m a Principal Researcher in the RiSE group at Microsoft Research. I joined Microsoft in 2006, before that I was a Computer Scientist at SRI International. I obtained my PhD at PUC-Rio in 2000. My research areas are automated reasoning, theorem proving, decision procedures, SAT and SMT. I’m the main architect of Lean, Z3, Yices 1.0 and SAL. Lean is an open source theorem prover and programming language. Sebastian Ullrich and I are currently developing the next version (Lean 4). Z3 and Yices are SMT solvers, and SAL (the Symbolic Analysis Laboratory) is an open source tool suite that includes symbolic and bounded model checkers, and automatic test generators. Z3 has been open sourced (under the MIT license) in the beginning of 2015. I received the Haifa Verification Conference Award in 2010. In 2014, the TACAS conference (Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems) has given an award for “The most influential tool paper in the first 20 years of TACAS” to the Z3 paper: Z3: An Efficient SMT Solver. 14th International Conference, TACAS 2008, vol. 4963 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. In 2015, Z3 received the Programming Languages Software Award from ACM SIGPLAN. In 2017, the International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE) presented the Skolem Award for my paper “Efficient E-Matching for SMT Solvers” that has passed the test of time, by being a most influential paper in the field. In 2018, the ETAPS conference has given the test of time award to the Z3 paper: Z3: An Efficient SMT Solver. You can see more about me at https://leodemoura.github.io/about.html

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Tuesday
Aug 7
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Getting Started in Data Science
Free Geek

*** MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-getting-started-in-data-science-tickets-48293308586?aff=Meetup ***

What is a Data Scientist? What is Big Data? Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field?

We'll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We'll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you've mastered the skill set.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

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Tuesday
Aug 14
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Python for Data Science
Free Geek

*** MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-for-data-science-tickets-48293383811?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to Python, the second popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer or data scientist.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning Python after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Wednesday
Aug 15
PDX Engineering Managers - Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup!
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A group discussion of management topics. Topics will be selected by the group during the Meetup.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

Website
Monday
Aug 20
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery
Free Geek

*** MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-web-app-with-javascript-jquery-tickets-48682654129?aff=Meetup ***

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.

Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Tuesday
Aug 21
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Crash Course: Basic JavaScript
Free Geek

*** MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-48682781510?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
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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Tuesday
Aug 28
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Your Own website: HTML/CSS
Free Geek

*** MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-your-own-website-htmlcss-tickets-48683493640?aff=Meetup ***

"Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop you'll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events: https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/

At the end of the night you'll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.".

Website
Monday
Sep 3
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Crash Course: Basic JavaScript
CENTRL east

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-49004858852?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Crash Course: Basic JavaScript
CENTRL east

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-49004858852?aff=Meetup ***

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 4
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Intro to Python for Data Science
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-intro-to-python-for-data-science-tickets-49005630159?aff=meetup ***

"Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to Python, the second popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer or data scientist.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning Python after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

Website
Monday
Sep 10
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Data Science Your Vacation
CENTRL east

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-science-your-vacation-tickets-49006667261?aff=meetup ***

"We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a Data Scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside."

Website
Tuesday
Sep 11
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Your Own Website with HTML & CSS
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-your-own-website-with-html-css-tickets-49005742495?aff=meetup ***

In this workshop you'll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events: https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/

At the end of the night you'll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Sep 17
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Python: Predict the Box Office
CENTRL east

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-predict-the-box-office-tickets-49266094214?aff=Meetup ***

Can box office sales be predicted? We'll show you how using Python, as well as introducing core Data Science concepts and processes.

No previous knowledge of Data Science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners.

Be sure to bring your laptop.

329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Sep 18
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Guessing Game with JavaScript
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-guessing-game-with-javascript-tickets-49266318886?aff=Meetup ***

"Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

Website
Wednesday
Sep 19
PDX Engineering Managers - PDX Eng Mgrs Talk: The Need to Belong: The Neuroscience of Inclusion
New Relic

Please join us for the next PDX Engineering Managers Meetup! We'll be meeting to discuss the craft of software and operations management, shipping software, and building great teams!

This meeting will have two parts:

1) Informal meet and greet (food and beverages provided by New Relic)

2) A talk by New Relic's Rachel Etnire! Title: "The Need to Belong: The Neuroscience of Inclusion".

Description:
What happens to our brains when we’re rejected in social situations or made to feel less than? Surprisingly, the neuroscience behind these reactions is similar to that of our early ancestors - but their survival was at stake. Most of the threats that our brains now face involve inclusion ( or lack of) in our workplace. In this talk I will address diversity and inclusion, with a focus on inclusivity and the neuroscience behind it.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Details:

New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave,

27th Floor

Portland, OR 97204

Website
Monday
Sep 24
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Crash Course: Basic JavaScript
CENTRL Office Eastside

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-basic-javascript-tickets-49266205547?aff=Meetup ***

"Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside."

Website
Tuesday
Oct 2
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science for Your Vacation
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-data-science-for-your-vacation-tickets-50328811831?aff=Meetup ***

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a Data Scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

Website
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

Website
Monday
Oct 8
Robot Operating System (ROS) Development - 3D PRINTING – MATERIALS AND PRINTING PROCESS IN 2018
Axiom Electronics

In this talk, Tom Sommerville will discuss various materials available across a selection of 3D Printing technologies, their properties, and some of the considerations when selecting the materials for a task. He will also discuss the various printer technologies that are readily accessible (either consumer level printers, or through services such as Quickparts, ProtoLabs, and Shapeways, to name a few), suggesting pros and cons for each technology when applied to a typical project.

Website
Thursday
Oct 11
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek | Free Frontend Crash Course: Javascript Fundamentals
Free Geek

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-free-frontend-crash-course-javascript-fundamentals-tickets-50328861981?aff=meetup ***

"Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don't have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team."

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Tuesday
Oct 16
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Your Own Website with HTML & CSS
Free Geek

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In this workshop you'll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events: https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/

At the end of the night you'll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website